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there were remaining and stowed betwixt the decks of the said shipp
the harderinne and in her greate cabbin, and continued therein to the time
of her bringing into Plimouth and putting into the hands of the States
officers for prize goods there, seventie foure hogsheads of vinagar (as hee
took the contents thereof to be) three and twenty pipes of Brandy,
and eight bales, one containing parchment, and the rest as he beleeveth
paper, this deponent cutting one of them open and finding it to be
paper, after hee had cutt open the bale of parchment, but for the
markes and numbers of the said goods hee saith he did not observe the
same, and saith there might be more of the said goods there which hee
did not see. The premisses touching the said goods and their
bringing in and deliverie with the said shipp at Plimouth hee
deposeth because hee sawe thee same set downe, and there this
deponent saw them under custody of the said officers in the said shipp.
And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the fifth hee referreth himselfe to the lawe and the Registerie of
this Court, and to what hee hath predeposed, and saving the same
cannot further depose.

Repeated before doctor Godolphin

Bennitt fflutte [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The third of January 1656.

Touching the shipp}
the Posthorse.}


ffrederick Ixem of London Notary, aged 30 yeeres
of thereabouts sworne before the right worshipfull John
Godolphin doctor of lawes one of the Judges of
the high Court of the Admiraltie, saith and deposeth,

That hee this deponent was present at the Mytre taverne
in ffenchurch Streete London on wednesday last being the last day
of december now last past, and did see Peter van Overschild
(mentioned in the bill of sale now by him brought) signe seale and
for his act and deed deliver the said bill of sale of the shipp
the Post horse therein mentioned to Peter deolieslagher and
daniel Mathews of London Merchants then and there alsoe present,
in all things as therein nowe appeareth, and in testimony thereof
hee this deponent as a witness did (with others) write his name
on the back thereof as nowe alsoe appeareth. And further
that on the same day immediately before the said sealing and deliverie
this deponent then and there saw the said deolieslagher and
Mathews by the hands of John Minet really pay in pecunijs
numeratis tto the said van Overschild the summe of two hundred
fourtie and five pounds mentioned in the said bill, for the said shipp.