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of the Master and Company thereof or any other insufficiency of the sayd
shipp but meerely by the sayd shipps lying dry and springing a leake as
aforesaid And further to this article hee cannot depose/

To the third hee saith hee being an Inhabitant of fflushing knoweth that it
is usuall for shipps to come on ground every tyde of ebb in the Port of
fflushing and that many tymes when they come have receaved much ladeing
and come soe on ground (which cannot bee avoided) they doe though they bee
otherwise tight and strong ships thereby springe leakes which doth often
tymes dammage their ladeing, but the sayd dammages are not there
imputed any wayes to the Masters or Companyes of such shipps if the dammage
happen from beneath and not from above (as the dammage in question
did) but every lader in such case beareth his owne dammage as a thing
Casuall and which cannot be avoided this hee desposeth of his own knowledge
and observation being an Inhabitant of that Port of fflushing And further
hee cannot depose./

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

Smith dt.

To the Interrogatories/ [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first Interrogatorie hee answereth negatively to every part thereof being
none of the Company of the Abrahams Offering and soe having noe wages
due to him now any way concerned in the damage in question now being
of Kinn alliance or servant to the Interrogate Rosse./

To the 2 hee saith that the Leake aforesayd was discovered by the Master and
Company of the Abrahams Offering while shee lay in harbour at fflushing
and XXX this deponent being on board her did discover that shee tooke
about halfe a foote water in hold and that her ladeing was wett thereby and helped her Master and Company to pumpe
the same out and sawe the same leake mended before her goeing thense

To the third hee saith that after the sayd Leake was discovered there was a
barrell and two or three packs taken out of the shipp the Abrahams offering
and left behinde at fflushing but that they conteyned or to whome they belonged
hee knoweth not, and saith hee beleeveth to reason why the rest was not
unladen was because the sayd leake was soone after mended and the wind
came fayre for the sayd shipps departure and shee was thereby of necessity
to goe away or also loose the benefitt of the Convoy of a holland man of
Warr which convoyed her and this deponents ship and other shipps that came
in Company of the Abrahams Offering for England And further to this
Interrogatorie hee cannot answere./

To the 4th hee saith hee heard the Master of the Abrahams Offering saye that
hee had hee falts of thread on board him and of them for the Interrate John
Nicholas and the other for the Interrate Van brough And further he cannot

To the 5th hee saith the Abrahams Offering stayed at fflushing after shee
sprang the sayd leake only two or three dayes in which tyme her leake was
mended and the winde coming then fayre for her departure and the Convoy being
ready shee departed thense in Company of this deponents shipp and other shipps
and saith there happened only one smale storme in their passage betwixt fflushing
and London And further hee cannot answere/

To the 6th and 7th hee saith hee knoweth some of the Owners of the Abrahams Offering
videlicet. Peter Matteson Bowdwin Mateson and Symon Lawrenson but what parts
they are owners of hee knoweth not and saith the sayd Peter liveth at