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from Scandaroone in Turkey with this deponent
did accordingly and soe as directed sett sayle therewith
for Harve de Grace in Africa upon or about the sixth day
of October in [?June] 1648. [crossed out]
and there safelye arrived and delivered the same
according to the bills of lading for that purpose. And saith
that as hee this [?devoneal] and Companie were returning
backe on the said ship the [?dispatre] from Harve de Grace aforesaid for plymouth about
4 leagues off the Isle of Wight then mett with an
extraordinary violent storme and compell with forced
them back againe, into New haven road and
was soe high and outrageous that this deponent saith
hee thought verily the said ship and company would have
bin utterly cast away in the seas (as indeed hee saith without the
great mercy of God they had. And further deposeth that
at his said comeing [?] in the said Road of new haven hee
this deponent found the seas soe high and rough [?]
that hee was forced for the preservacion of the said shipp and
Companie to hire a pilot abord which done they there
had [?] in much danger till halfe flood and then [?]
forced to let shipp their Cable[?] ann soe borein for thomflett
haveing then but one small Bower Anchor abord to helpe
themselves with, in soe much that the storme [?] still continuing
soe very high and tempestuous videlicet from the 14th day of
October till the 19th day thereof, dureing which space the said
shipps lay beating to and from upon the ground and thereby
hath at least [?] ffeat[?] of her hole and by reason of her
said losse of Cables Anchors, tearing of the said shipps keele [?]
and losse of tyme and charge of pilotage expense of [?pervisias] and after charges
to make good and repaire all the aforemencioned harmes and
damages, the said Mr Hugh fforth is as hee saith thereby dammified and
hath suffered some to the [?for] or vallewe of 200li
[?] or thereabouts which hee knoweth hee this deponent being
as aforesaid master of the said ship and on board her all the
tyme predeposed and thereby knoweth that by reason of
the premisses the said mr fforth hath suffered damage
to the [somme?] predeposed or thereabouts all which this deponent saith happened
by [?meere] stresse of weather and by reason of the said
stormes and tempests and by noe other meanes or
occasion what soever to this deponent certaine knowledge
And further hee cannot depose theise interogatories.

John Suthun [Signature]