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Robert Cooke had order from his Imployers to hire and agree with Mariners
for the sayd voyage to receyve their wages att the Barbadoes in
Muscavados sugars att the rate of four pence per pound. And he
knoweth that the sayd James Cooke and Johnson were two of the Mariners
hired for that voyage, and he this deponent did severall tymes
heare them the sayd Cooke and Johnson say and acknowledge that they
were so hired and had so agreed, that is to say that they had
contracted and agreed that what wages should be due to them for
their service in the sayd shipp and voyage they were to receave the
same att the Barbadoes in Muscavadoe Sugar att the rate of
four pence per pound. And the like he heard. the sayd Robert
Cooke the Master severall tymes say and affirme, and allso that the most
of the Mariners had signed to a written Agreement to that purpose
and saving now veiwed and perused the schedule to the sayd allegation
annexed he doth beleive by the names and markes of the Mariners
att the foot thereof especially by the name of William Jeffery
who was one of the mates the sayd voyage, (whole handwriting he is well
acquainted with, and is well assured that he did subscribe his sayd
name thereto as now it appeareth) that the sayd schedule was and
is the originall written Agreement, touching the premisses. And
otherwise he saith he cannot depose.

To the second article of the sayd allegation this deponent saith that att the sayd shipps
arrivall in Norway the sayd Batsons and Companies factor there did
putt on board the sayd shipp forty five horses or thereabouts for their
use and accompt to be carryed and transported from thence to the
Barbadoes And the sayd James Cooke and Maynard Johnson as mate
and Boatswayne were by their places to looke unto and have
care of the stowage thereof, and to see that the Stanchions in which
they were to be placed were Strong and good. And they had and
were provided of such materialls for that purpose as they sayd were
good and sufficient and there was enough of other boards spars.
and materialls to have made the sayd Stanchions more strong and
they might have had them if they had pleased of the certayne knowledge
of this deponent who was then there as merchant of the sayd shipp
and had provided such materialls as were strong and sufficient
and they the sayd James Cooke, and Maynard and the rest of the
Mariners concerned in the stowing of the sayd horses did refuse to
make use of them, saying that such as them had was sufficient. And
otherwise he cannot depose.

To the third article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith that the sayd horses
being so putt on board, the sayd shipp Tankervale putt out to Sea
and soone after upon the shipps working, the stanchions in which
the sayd horses were placed did breake downe in regard they
were too weake, and the sayd horses by reason of such bad stowage