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On the 25th of September 1657.

Taylor and company}
against Seaman.}


Thomas Gray of Wapping Boat=swaine of
the shipp the Golden ffleece, being
produced by Captaine Seaman Captaine
of the said Golden ffleece, and being sworne
by the right worshippfull John Godolphin Doctor
of Lawes one of the Judges etcetera to depose the
truth of the whole business aswell of the outward
as the homeward bound voyages unto Mr
David Budd and Mr Ralph Suckley the
Referrees appointed to have this busines by
the sayd Judge, did by vertue of such oath
depose and say as followeth

That all and whatsoever damage did come and happen
unto the outward bound lading of the sayd shipp
which was part delivered at Leghorne, and part
at Scanderoone, did absolutely and meerly come and
happen unto the said goods by the stresse of foule
weather the most which in her voyage to those places and
not by the least negligence or carlessnese of the
said shipps mariners, (that he the deponent knoweth of)
And whereas it is pretended by the sayd Captaine Seaman
that the Mariners of the sayd shipp would at Leghorne
have mutineed, had not he the sayd Seaman promised that
the shipp should beare all the damage that had happened
to her said outward bound lading he deposeth and saith
that he (being presente at that time) did himselfe few grumble but did not see nor could
perceive that thise was and shew at all then of any mutiny
of the shipps company, and he saith that he doth
not beleive there was any intention in them to mutiny;
And he deposeth that the sayd Captaine Seaman
did at Leghorne tell this deponent that the shipp should beare
all the damage that had happned to her sayd outward bound lading
and bad him this deponent to deliver soe much to the
shipps Company, And for the homewarde bound voyage
he sayth that what soever goods were taken in upon the
sayd voyage were delivered here at this Port of London
safe and well conditioned without any imbezelement of
the sayd Mariners, and that the sayd Mariners did
respectively doe their dutyes both honestly and carefully
aswell in her outward=bound as homeward=bound voyage
The premisses he deposeth because being Bosen of the sayd
shipp he was in her both her outward and inward
voyage predeposed of


Repeated before doctor Godolphin