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to this port of London, and he saith that the said bill of
Lading mentioned that the said tenne baggs of Goats wooll
conteyned two thousand sixe hundred and eight Rotuloes neat weight
and that according to the estimation and accompt of Merchants
in deducing or ballancing the Smyrna Accompt with
English according to weight an hundred Rotuloes of Smyrna is
reputed, accompted and taken for and to bee one hundred
twenty and five pounds weight English, The which this
deponent hath very well observed and experimentally knowne
in many computations concerning many severall parcells
of goods come from Smyrna to this port of London,
And he further deposeth and saith that according to the said weight
there was wanting of this deponents knowledge (who was present
at the taking up and weighing od the said wools here at
London) about two hundred and eighty pound weight, And
that every pound of the said wooll was better worth then 16 [?XX GUTTER]
And further he cannot depose./

To the last he saith his former deposition is true./

To the Interrogatoryes in the first place ministred.

To the first Interrogatory he answereth that he commeth to be a wittnes
in this cause by the order of Alderman Micoe this Rendents
Master, and that he favoureth both oartyes alike as unto iustice
and for his part he saith he would give the victory accordingly
(that is) to that party that it shall appeare right is of
his side.

To the second Interrogatory he answereth that this Rendent first saw the
wools interrate at their Landing at the Customehouse, And further he
cannot answeare.

To the third Interrogatory he answereth that the baggs wherein the
woolls were, were at the time of their being putt ashoare at
the Custome house, much torne and loose, of this Rendents
knowledge being there present when they were Landed And
further he cannot answeare./

To the Interrogatoryes in the 2d place/

To the first Interrogatory he answereth that he referreth himselfe
to his former deposition made to the third and fourth articles
of the allegation And further he cannot depose./

To the second and third Interrogatoryes he answereth that
he was never at Smyrna, but he saith 'tis the use and
custome here in England is that if package be broken and
the losse therby considerable, then the Master of the
shipp or vessell hath bin Lyable to make good the samage
or want of weight, And he further answereth that
the interrate and circumspect words The inside, quality
and condition I knowe not, And further he cannot answeare

To the fourth he cannot answeare./

To the fifth Interrogatory he answereth that he this Rendent did see
the said Goats wooll weighed presently after the Landing therof
at the Custome house, and he saith that none of the said
woolls were diminished between their Landing and weighing and
that he knoweth not whither they were dimninished after
they were unladen out of the Cesar but if they were it
was done when they were under the charge of the said [?ffudge GUTTER]
having one man or more in the Lighter that brought them
ashoare, And further he cannot answeare./

Repeated before Doctor Godolphin.

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