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written and directed to the said Captaine Jacket, whereby hee was given
to understand that the said Pincke and goods and the Negro's aboard jher
were seized and confiscated at Santo domingo, and that sll the English
that were in her were there put into prison, and the said Michael Vervese
thereby exhorted and advised him to get all his Negro's againe on board
and not to permit them any more to come ashore, nor to send or suffer
any more goods to be sent ashore, but to keepe out of commannd
and with what speede hee cpuld to be gonne thence, for (as hee wrote)
there was noe trade there to be had, and that the Governour had
given order for the seizure of his said Negro's soe ashore, whereby
they would be lost or to that effect, which letter the said Captaine
Jacket received, and read, and then came upon the deck[?e] and
acquainted the company (whereof this deponent was one) therewith
Et alr nescit deponere.

Ad 19um arlum deponit et dicit that upon the said intelligence, the said Captaine
Jacket got all his Negro's which were on shore at Barcelona, onboard
againe, and after hee had them there in safetie, hee giving credit to and being
deluded by the false reporte of the Spaniards, (who to betray him gave out
and informed him that the said Pinck was well received by the Vice Roy at
Santo domingo and had her dispatch for trade, and that there was
a vessell arived at Caraccas, from Santo domingo, which came from
Santo domingo in her company, and had lost her at sea in fowle weather
with much other newes of the like nature tending to inveigle him ashore) went
againe on shore himselfe, and then retourned on board and tould his
company that the said Michael de Vervese was a lying knave and
a roague in reporting that the said Pinck the Saint Peter was seized
and confiscated, relating what good newes hee had touching the Pinck and
otherwise to the effect aforesaid, and then going ashore againe hee sent
for all the Negro's out of the shipp the Mayflower being 200 and
upwards for the said Imployers accompt, which being accordingly sent him,
hee the said Captaine Jacket there sold and disposed thereof,
and conveyed them away, besides hee caused to be arried and put
ashore and disposed of all the said other goods, wares and merchandizes
which were brought thither in the said shipp the Mayflower and there
sold and disposed thereof, at least suffered and was the cause
of such disposall of them, soe that the said Captaine Cranley
Samuel Vassall and company utterly lost and were deprived of them
all which hee knoweth to be true being then and there in the said shipp
and seeing and noting his management and cariage in the premisses,
this deponent being then Purser of the said shipp Mayflower. Et
alr nescit deponere.

Ad 20um deponit that while the premisses mentioned in his deposition to the
next precedent article were soe acting, Mr Allen the Chirurgeon of the
said shipp having bin at Barcelona, some women (as hee said) that were
there, favouring him for some cares that hee had donne in the said towne,
imparted and discovered unto him there was a designe in the Governour
and other Spaniards to betray the said Captaine, shipp and goods and to
get the possession and make seizure thereof, and that they understood soe