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merchants acquainted therewith, and further that they would put the
wine into the same pipe wherein they had drawne it, which this deponent
willed them to doe, whereupon the Gunner tooke the runlet and carried
it into the hold, and this deponent going along with him, sawe him put the
said wine out of the Runlet into a pipe marked R. B. which lay neere the
said false scuttle and wanted much wine, out of which hee confessed
the same to have bin drawne. And saith the said Carter called severall times
to the masters mate to make the said scuttle fast, but hee being in badds
would not rise, nor did fasten the same. And otherwise hee cannot depose

To the seaventh hee saith hee heard some of the shipps company say that
they had sold a greate quantitie of wines in the west countrey that
came the said voyage in the said shipp.

To the 8. and 9 hee saith that in case of storme if any had befallen the
said shipp the said voyage, the caske would in probabilitie have bin some of
them crushed or broken, which soe farr as hee could see, had not happened
to any of the caske aboard. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the tenth hee saith there were wines that came that voyage hense
in the same shipp, sold for some for 35li other{s} for 36li per pipe;

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith hee was not the voyage in question in the s{aid}
shipp, but only went to watch aboard as aforesaid.

To the second hee saith hee heard the shipps company say that they
were not greate stormes the said voyage, And otherwise hee cannot answer,

To the third hee conceiveth the wine that wa{s} in the said runlet was
worth 6s per gallon at least, and otherwise hee cannot answer, saving
hee did not belong to the shipp.



The same day. [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined upon the said allegation.

Rp. 3

Richard Brian of the parish of Saint Mary at hill london
Wine Cooper, aged 30 yeeres or thereabouts sworne
and exámined.

To the second and third árticles hee saith and deposeth that after the
arival of the shipp Samuel arlate from the voyage in question to this
port, this deponent being Cooper to one of the Merchants went at
his instance aboard to looke to the condition of his wines, namely
mr Bakers wines, and found that eight pipes of his wines
lying in the upper teare were quite drawne out and for and, and
halfe another traversed or turned over, and was drawne or run halfe
out, and halfe the wine thereof wanting. And saith the said eight
pipes that were soe drawne out and run or lost therein, and the
said other pipe that was halfe out, very firme, tight and good
caskes, and had wine of their stews or char[?ni]es broken cracked or hurt
that this deponent could perceive, but as good caske as they were
at first putting in, which hee knoweth being a wine Cooper and
well experienced in the condition of wines and caske.

To the fourth hee saith the said caskes were soe ill stowed in the
said shipp that they had neither bedds nor coines, but were all loose
loose when this deponent came to see and take notice of them, and saith