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Ballast to take a ffreight she was by tempestuous weather forced back againe to ffrederickstadt
where being arrived the Skipper tooke in her now lading of Timber for Holland.
There were noe colourable bills of lading signed, nor any of Contrary
tenour, And saith the said shipp has but one deck. And saith that when
the Crowne ffrigott that chaced them fired a gunn the Skipper and this deponent
presently struck saile and yeilded themselves and denieth that any of
the Company deserted the said shipp But saith that the Skipper was
taken out of his shipp aboard the man of warr that tooke him, and
three Englishmen put on board the sd vessell who brought her and
her said lading of Timber with this deponent up into the river of Thames

Et alr nescit


Interpreted by mee
John de [?LeLuce] [SIGNATURE, LH SIDE]


Eadem dia super Interrys predict


Hanceus Peterson da ffrederickstadt natus ibm. annos agens
29 aut eo circiter testis

Ad dra Interria deponit that hee hath knowne the ship the Death
Interrate for the said fowre yeers last and hath served in her ever since the
last spring as Cooke of her; And saith the said shipp hath belonged
to ffrederickstadt ever since her said building at ffrederickstadt which happened
about fowre yeares since and to owners there, but knoweth not their
names and parts, but they the said owners are said to bee Burgers and
inhabitants of ffrederickstadt a ffreecity in the Dominions of the Duke of
Holsteyne And when hee is at home he liveth with his parents housekeepers
and dwellers in the liberties of the city of ffrederickstadt being a Batchelour
And saith the said vessell is but a smale vessell but of how many tonns hee
knoweth not having bever seene her lading with corne, and at her
said seizure had a lading of Crooked oake wood ffor building shipps and Clapboards on board her laded by merchants
of ffrederickstadt but what their names were hee knoweth not nor
knoweth to whom the same were consigned but saith they were to have
bin delivered at Amsterdam. And saith hee was hired to serve in the said shipp
by the yeare being hired as the shipps boy and Cooke And the said shipp hath
made three voyages since such this deponents becoming cooke of her the ffirst
was from ffrederickstadt to Hamborowe with Corne and thence she returned with beanes to ffrederickstadt
the second was from ffrederickstadt to Norway in Ballast, and thence she returned
with a lading of Deales, which she delivered at ffrederickstadt, And the
voyage in question was the third voyage. And saith that there were not
at the said seizure any ffrench, Dutch or Danish ffactor or Coloures
aboard, nor any else saveing Swede a passenger who is with the shipper aboard the man of warr and saving the ffrederickstadt
flagg being the Nettle leafe was up or [?XX ?XXX] that the Company consisted of three persons
with this deponent and noe more, all natives of ffrederickstadt and dwellers there
and neere thereto, never lived in any of the territoryes of the dominions of the
states of the united neatherlands ffrench King or King of Denmark And saith that
in their Course for Holland the said ship was mett with and seized by the Crowne
one of his Majesties ffrigotts off of Emms a river on the Coast of Holland
and the papers of the said shipp were delivered to the Captaine of the
ffrigott without any concealment or embeazelment thereof or any of them
made. And saith that upon the said seizure upon the Captains demand
whence they were and whether bound they declared that the ship
and lading belonged to ffrederickstadt and that she was bound for
Holland and saith hee never saw any colourable bills of lading
on board the said shipp which has but one deck and is of a smale