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To the 6th hee saith That in or upon the two and twentith day of
June 1643, the said shipp in her passage from Santa [XXXXX] to the Indies
was in the night time by casualty of the Seas splitt betweene two rocks
a little beyond the Cape [?Bonn] Esperanza, and [XXX XXX] the [XXXX] withall her tackle
and furniture utterly cast away and lost, to the great damage, and preiudice of
the owners thereof And further he cannot depose./

To the 7th article of the said libell he saith and deposeth that the arlate Thomas
Cox Master of the said shipp, and all the Company thereof, being 24 persons
did upon the [?losse] of the said shipp and in that [XXXXXXX] [XX XXXXXXX] [XXX XXXX]
in theire long boate., and tooke in all the said Goulde and two peeces of brasse Ordnance
[?chardged] upon the Master and Owners as aforesaid, and through much [?care] [?hazard] and
industrie sailed many hundred leagues through the sea in the said long boate
and att last haveing suffered many [XXXXies] the [XXXX XXX XXX necessaries]
arrived with the said gold and brasse Gunnes in the Bay of Augustine in the
Iland of Saint Lawrence, which was and is inhabited by heathens, and there
remained from the first of September 1643 untill the Middle of May 1644
dureing which time he saith he and the said Master and Company did [?undergoe]
much [XXXXies] and hardshipp, and were constrained to fight (for their sustenance)
in the service of the Heathens against theire enemies, and so procured theire victualls
by the continuall hazard of theire lives, All which he saith they under went for
the preservation of the said gold and Gunns, as aforesaid in which time of suffering
twelve of the said Company dyed in that hardshipp and for want of sustenance
After all which the said Master and the rest of the Company with this deponent fott their
passage with the said Gould and Guns in the shipp the Endeavour arlate which did
arrive in the Bay of Saint Lawrance and therewith sailed and went to the ffort of
Saint George upon the Coast of Coromandell in the East Indies, and there about the
latter end of June 1644 did safely arrive All which is well knowne as hee
saith to such as were of the Company of the said shipp att that time and in
this [XXXXX] which they did undergoe as vefore is Expressed And further hee
cannot depose./

To the 8th article of the said Libell he saith and deposeth That the said Gould and Guns
so received on bord the shipp the William and chardged and chargeable as aforesaid
were in the said yeare 1644 about six weekes after theire arrivall at the ffort
of Saint George, delivered over by the said Thomas Cox the Master of the said
William unto the Agents ir ffactors and for the said Governors and ffactors of
the said East India Company, to de[?fend] preserve and keepe safe for the use of
the said Master and Part Owners, t the end that the freight due to them should ne
duely paid, And further hee saith he cannot depose/

To the 9th he saith that only three of the Company aforesaid
being 29 in all returned [XXXX] upon the said voyage, the rest through the hard
=shipp and [?miseries] aforesaid beingd dead) and that hee this deponent and
the rest [XXXing] for the preservation of the said Gould and Guns gott theire passage
from the Port of Saint George to Bantam in the East Indies and from thence to
England and hee arrived about the month of September 1645 so that
hee saith from the tome of theire setting out unto theire returne from
the said voyage was full three yeares wanting two monthes or very
nere thereabouts, And otherwise referring himself to his depositions aforesaid
and reasons of his knowledge [XXXXX] given, he saith hee cannot depose./