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of ginger now remayning were weighed and layed by for the sayd
Swinnock and saith they were soe layed by by John Betton George Greenwood,
[BLANK IN MANUSCRIPT] Sherwin and others Porters imployed by the sayd Commissioners for Prize
goods and not by any who bought the other ginger in the sayd warehouse And
saith that the foresayd Reames and Dandie who bought 200 of the sayd 307
baggs of ginger did cause 140 baggs of their 200 to be taken out of the
sayd 307 according as they arose without makeing any
choice, and then the sayd Swinnocks 100 baggs were out of the remayning
167 baggs weighed and layed by into an adioyning warehouse And
further hee cannot answere/

Repeated before doctor Clarke



The same day [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined upon the sayd allegation./


John Betton of the parish of Saint Buttolph Algate London
Cittizen and White Baker of London aged 54 yeares or thereabouts
a witnes sworne and examined saith and deposeth

To the 1: 2: 3: 4th and 5th articles of the sayd allegation hee saith and deposeth
that hee this deponent was one of the porters imployed by the Commissioners
for prize goods arlate for the deliverey out of the ginger which the sayd Commissioners
had lying in a warehouse at Ralphes Key to such persons as the Commissioners
did sell the same unto, and therby well knoweth (for that hee was present with his
Contests George Greenwood [BLANK IN MANUSCRIPT] Sherwin Edward ffrancis
and others porters imployed by the sayd Commissioners in the same
employment as this deponent was) that certayne persons to whome the sayd
Commissioners had (as was sayd) sold some of the sayd ginger did there receive the
quantitie of ginger by them bought (or soe much thereof as they thought good to
take and demand) which ginger by them receaved was of this deponents knowledge
indifferently and impartially divided (without any pickeing or chooseing out or throwing by of any
particular baggs but takeing them as they a rose) from other ginger which laye in
the same warehouse (and was sayd to be bought by the arlate Samuell Swinnock
Ans saith that hee well knoweth that they who bought and tooke away the sayd
ginger had noe greate benefitt by takeing theirs away first then
they would and might gave had if the sayd Swinnock had first come and taken his
share of the sayd ginger sold to him, And saith that at the same tyme that the sayd
ginger bought by other persons and remayneing in the sayd Warehoue or soe much as they thought thn fitt to take away
was as aforesayd delivered unto them and after the deliverie thereof in manner aforesayd
there were diverse baggs of ginger (to the number of one hundred as hee beleeveth)
weighed and carefully layed by to be kept for the use of the sayd Swinnock, and this
hee the better knoweth for that hee was present togeather with the sayd Greenewood
Sherwin ffrancis and others and helped to laye them by and sawe them weighed And
further to these articles hee cannot depose not being privie to the sayd Swinnocks buying
of the sayd ginger nor knowing ought of his being spoken to to fetch the same away from
the waarehouse where it was./

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true./

To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first Interrogatory hee cometh to testifie in this cause by procurement of the
Commissioners for prize goods and hath noe share or interest in the