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To the 8th hee saith and deposeth that hee did see the
said Captaine Ellison goe from place to place in the hauld of
the said ship with a Candle lighted in his hand lookeing and calling
out for such of his Companie as had runne from theire
quarters and hid themselves. And saith that hee heard
Captaine Ellison then saie that if they would not fight hee
would blowe up or fire the said shippe rather then the ffrench should
have her. And further hee cannot depose.

To the 9th hee saith that when the said Captaine Ellison sawe
that his men would not fight, hee did in this deponents heareing
aske his Companie if they meant to loose theire wages by
calling for quarter, and was in this deponents hearing
answered againe by one Price one of the said ships quartermasters
in this manner videlicet hang wages let us have quarter. And
further hee cannot depose.

To the 10th and 11th Interrogatories hees saith and deposeth that hee
this deponent was present and did heare Sympon Bayly at such
tymeas hee came towards the said ship the Pearryes hould,
Tell the said Captaine Ellison that above thirty of his Companie
were killed and all the rest were wounded and runne awaye
from their stations, wherefore in a most fearefull and vehement
manner hee desired the said Captaine Ellison to take some speedy
course, and withall then tould him that there was noe other way
but to call for quarter, to which, in this deponents heareing the
said Captaine Ellison replyed you had best goe aske the Company
if they will loose theire wages and all that they have by calling
for quarter, and not fighting it out, And soe thereupon the said
Baily went thence, and did forthwith goe and cry out for
quarter to the enemye without any order of Captaine Ellison or
any directions otherwise then is predeposed. And further hee
cannot depose

To the 12th hee saith and deposeth that hee doeth veryly beleeve
as the said ship the Pearry lay dureing the said ffight in question
by the Bitts was a place of much danger as any where else
about the said ship And saith, that as many shott were afterwards
dsicovered to bee placed from the Bitts to the Boltspritt was were
in any other part of the said shipp. And further hee cannott
depose saveing that hee saith that the boltspritt and the
mainemast were diverse tymes shot dureing the said

To the 13th hee saith that hee this deponent did stand by
the interrogated Captaine Ellison in the steerage of the ship the
Pearry before teh ffrench man of warre came abord her, and
did then and there heare him give order to his Mate
Bayly to clap the ffrench mn of warre crosse the hawse, and
to steere abd order the said ship accordingly But saith