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To the 9th hee saith that the said Thomas Grove did by the order of the said Luke
Wood stay at Nevis about a moneth before the said Luke Wood
sent any ffish to Saint Christophors in which time there arrived severall
Ketches at Nevis and Saint Christophers laden with ffish and other Provisions
which did much hinder the sale of the ffish brought thither in
the Peace; And saith that if the said Wood had sold this said
ffish brought in the Peace; before the said Ketches arrived
there; hee might have had a Considerable price for the same
And saith that it was the said Woods owne fault that hee did
not send ffish sooner to Saint Christophers And saith that at
the first arrivall of the said Ship Peace at Nevis the said
Wood had a pound of Sugar for a pound of ffish. (but how
the said Wood Sold the ffish afterwards this Deponent knoweth not)
And further cannot Answere:/:

To the 10th. hee saith that at the arrivall of the said Ship at Nevis
this Deponent found that hurricanoes and Stormes which had
bin very Violent in those parts had blowne downe the
Tobacco plants Indicoes, and Sugar Canes there, and Spoyled most
of them. which. caused scarsnesse of the same there and saith
that the Hollanders which. were there did take away most of
the Goods which weere then to be gotten in the said parts. And the
English themselves did lade goods on board the Hollanders and
alsoe put themselves on board the said holland Ships, in, regard
Cheifely of the Difference betwixt England and Spaine
And saith that it is Usuall for Planters at Nevis and thereabouts
to make Verball Agreements and promises to lade goods on
board Ships, and yet to lade none; And saith that
the said hurricanoes and Stormes which happened in those
parts, and the Holland Ships being there as aforesaid was,
as hee saith a great Cause of the said Ship Peace her Coming
home dead ffreighted as aforesaid And further Doth not Answer

To the .11th hee saith that the said Grove did at Saint Christoper's
get ffreight of Three men there, for the said Luke Wood, and
saith that the said Wood might if hee had pleased come
from the Leeward Islands sooner than hee did. And hee saith
that, ships staying there soe long as shee did
did doe much damage to the said Voyage, and further cannot depose

To the 12th hee saith hee knoweth nothing thereof.

To the 13th hee saith that the foresd Groves Oyles were stowed
on the forepeeke before the maine mast in the [?XXXX]
Deck of the said Ship, which was the most Convenient place to [stowe]
them. and further (saving his foregoeing deposition to which hee referreth
hee cannot depose./:

To the 14th hee cannot Answer/:

To the 15th hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition
and further cannot answer/:-

To the 16th hee saith that at ffalmouth and Plymouth in the
said Ships homeward Voyage the said Luke Wood did discharge
ffive of the said Ships Company, which did endeanger her bringing
up to the Port, and there was then want of Provisions, [for the]
Ships Company, and soe much the saidd Luke would did well [?there]
And further cannot answer:/.