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he the say Johnson say hee had sett his marke to the same. And hee
beleiveth that the Schedule to the allegation annexed and now shewne him
is the sayd written A{X}coont And otherwise cannot depose, saving
that the sayd Captaine or Master Robert Cooke showed the sayd Schedule to this deponent and sayd it was the sayd [?Agreement GUTTER]

To the second article of the sayd allegation hee saith that the sayd shipp in prosecu=
tion of the sayd voyage arrived safely att Gottenburgh, and
putt on board the sayd shipp about forty five horses to be from
thence transported to the Barbadoes, which hee knoweth seeing
the sayd horses to putt on board. And saith that the care for
stowage and providing and making sufficient stancheons to place
the sayd horses in did belong to the sayd James Cookes as mate, and
Maynard Johnson as Boatswayne of the sayd shipp; And hee
saith that there were boards and materialls enough to have made
the sayd stanctions strong and sufficient and they might have had
the same for that and in case they had pleased, which hee knoweth
for that he heard one of the sayd Batsons and Companies Agents
offer them such materialls of att sorts as were fitt and sufficient.
And otherwise hee cannot depose

To the third article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith that within a small
tyme after the sayd shipp was putt out to Sea from Gottenburgh
with the sayd horses, the stancheons in which they were placed did
all or most of them breake, being made, as then appeared too weake,
and thereupon upon the working and rolling of the sayd shipp
in the Sea the sayd horses fell one upon another and beat and
killed one another so as all of them dyed and were left, one onely
escaped, which he knoweth to be true being then on board the
sayd shipp in the quality aforesayd. And afterwards the sayd Cooke
the Master and Company brought the sayd shipp to Newcastle leaving
the direct course for the Barbadoes without the order or knowledge.
of the sayd Batson and Company as hee beleiveth. And otherwise
hee cannot depose.

To the 4th article hee saith that whilst the sayd shipp lay att Newscastle notice
was given to the sayd Batson and Company of the losse of the sayd horses.
and order came to them to bring the sayd shipp into this River
neer to Gravesend. And otherwise cannot depose.

To the 5th article hee saith that after the sayd shipp came into this River
the sayd James Cooke and Maynard Johnson were in prested into the
Service of the Commonwealth and the sayd Johnson as seemed to this
deponent and as he beleiveth did like well thereof and used
noe meanes to be freed from the same, which he conceyveth he might
have bene if he had made knowne to them that pressed him that
he was Boatswayne of the sayd shipp and that she was upon
a voyage, it being usuall for such to be freed in that case And
saith that both the sayd James Cooke and Johnson had bene formerly
prest and gott both off agayne upon making knowne their
quality and imployment, on board the Tankervale, which he
knoweth being on board the sayd shipp att both the sayd tymes of impressing.
And otherwise cannot depose.