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To the 3d hee saith that about Eleaven dayes after the said goods
were unladen and put into the said Claes his ffathers house as aforesaid
the said Goods (which were really worth and did Cost the
said owners with Charges of putting them on
board the summe of two thousand Nine hundred
fifty Eight pounds Eighteene [?shillings] sterling or thereabouts (as this Deponent verily beleeveth)
were seized upon by the order of the King of Denmarke
or his Agents for none payment of Customes (as the said King
Declared in the sentence for Condemnation of the same)
And saith that the Customes for the same did not amount
unto Tenne Pounds, And all the said Goods have ever
since bin Detained from the said John ffreeman thelder
this Deponent Mr Travers and the other English merchants
Interessed therein to their great Damage, and Contrary
(as this Deponent is Informed) to the Lawe of DEnmarke,
and expresse opinion and Declaration of his Majestie
pf Denmarke, [?fyr] hee this [?Deponent] Delivered up a Petition
to his said Majestye About the said goods and soe soone as the
same was Read to him by one of his Officers, hee said in
Dutch in the presence of hearing of this Deponent, who understandeth
the Dutch Language, that there was a bone for his Counsell
to pick, And said alsoe in this
Deponents hearing, that hee Did [?tell] them (meaning his Counsell)
that the merchants would not loose their goods soe or
to thaty effect, And the said King gave order to his secretary
to write on the back side of his Petition that
the goods (meaning the foresaid Goods were
Condemned by his Couns[?i]ll, and therefore hee could doe
nothing in it till his Counsell met, or to that effect, And
further cannot depose./.

To the 4th hee saith that by the Lawe of Denmarke called the
Searight if any shipper or seaman Comit a fault in any
thing Contrary to Lawe: (as this Deponent is Credibly Informed he
shall forfeit noe other part but what is his owne, either in
ship or goods, And further saith that the foresaid Henry
[?wineshinke] (the ffather of the said Claes [?wineshinke] the Owner of the
said ship the Salvadore in his Petition of the twelveth of
January 1653/4 to his said Majestie of Denmarke Confesseth [?his]
said sonns Default about the said Goods and prayeth his Pardon
and Humbly desireth that the merchants may not suffer who
were [?Innorent] (as in reallity they were, and were not
Guilty of the said Claes his fault, but the same was done Contrary
to their minds and wills, and without their knowledge or order
And yet notwithstanding the said Goods of the vallue aforesayd
have ever since bin detained from them and they are much
prejudiced in Charges and Damages in seeking to recover satisfaction
in denmarke and by reason of the want of their
of their goods, and the Proffet they might have made [XXXXX]
the summe of a Thousand Pounds sterling at the Least, And