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The 21th of ffebruary 1653. [CENTRE HEADING]

The claime of the duke of Courland}
for the Temperance of Libaun in Curland}
John Jacobson Bleau master, and of the said duke}
and Luke Lucie for the goodds.}

Examined upon an allegation on
the behalfe of the said claimers.



Abraham Gaultier of the citie of London Merchant
aged 33 yeares or thereabouts sworne and examined.

To the first article hee cannot depose, saving hee this deponent hath
seene letters from Peter Batten merchant of Libaun signifying that the
said shipp belongeth to the said duke.

To the second, third and fourth articles hee saith and deposeth that in or about
the moneth of August last past the arlate Peter Batten factor to the
said Luke Lucie being here in London and at the house of the said Mr
Lucie situat in ffenchurchstreete London, and being upon his
retourne for Libaun in Courland (whence hee came lately before) the said
Luke Lucie in this deponents presence and hearing spake unto him and
gave him order that forthwith after his retourne and arivall at Libaun
hee should lade a shipp with linseede and flax and send the same
away thence for Roscow in ffrance, whereunto the said Batten agreed
and they both accorded that the sad lading should be three quarter parts
for the accompt of him the said Lucie, and the fourth or other
quarter part for the accompt of him the said Peter Batten, and
that the same should by the said Batten be consigned to Peter dela Port
at Roscow aforesaid in Bretany in the kingdome of ffrance for the said
accompt of the said Mr Lucy and Peter Batten, All which order and
discourse this deponent came to be present and to take notice thereof
being Cashier of the said Mr Lucy and living in his house; and
very shortly after the said order soe given and repeated over againe the said
Peter Batten departed hence upon his said retourne and saith that
by letters received from the said Peter Batten from Libaun dated there
in or about October and November last and directed and sent to the
said Lucas Lucy, and in particular by a letter dated from Libau
the 26th of November last and sent from the said Batten to the
said Mr Lucie, hee the said Batten advised first that hee
would and afterwards that hee had shipped aboard the shipp Temperance
of Lubeck (John Jacobsen Blau master) which shipp (as hee wrote) hee had freighted
about 1500 barrells and baggs of linseede, and a parcell of flax
to be transported to Roscow for the accompt of the said Mr Lucie
and himselfe ot to that effect, and that hee afterwards sent the accompt thereof dated
the third of January which came to the hands of the said Mr Lucie about
three weekes since, which this deponent knoweth for the reasons aforesaid
and having seene and perused the said letters and accompt, and this
deponent leaveth the said letter of the date of 26th of November for
the indormation of this Court, and having nowe seene the accompt
exhibited in this allegation, hee saith the same is the true accompt
predeposed, soe received by the said Mr Lucie from the said Mr batten
And saith the said Mr Lucie hath paid and satisfied the said Mr Batten
for the said Lucies three quarter parts of the said lading partly
by moneys of his (the proceede of English manufactures sold att dunkirke
by hance van [?Bowningham] and Elias [?Rurke] the said Lucies factors
there and after the said van B[?XXXXX] hath remitted and satisfied the [XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX] to the said Batten by the
said Mr Lucies order, and the rest with moneys remayneing in the hands