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two and twentieth day of March last old stile there came a report or speech that
the parliament of England had prohibited trade and commerce there
and then and not before this deponent had notice
and intelligence of the said newes or report which hee [?meeting] with at James towne, hee sent notice thereof as first as hee could#

[#] to the master who lay with
the shipp in the [XXXX] about 40 English
miles thence. [LH MARGIN]

To the seaventh and eighth articles hee saith and deposeth that assoone
as ever hee this deponent [?marchant] aforesaid of the said shipp heard the
said newes of the Parliaments prohibition of trade there, hee ordered and
withall speede to tale in their necessaries and depart for Middleborowe,
which they accordingly did, [XXXX] all diligence for their dispatch and departure
and in her comming downe the river to depart, through hast and [?insufficiencie]
shee came agroun, whereby her master and company were forced to take out
her guns and let out her water and take out diverse of her goods and
provisions, to lighten her, in the doing whereof and in the taking of
her guns goods and provisions in againe and alsoe in clearing her before at
James towne they spent fifteene dayes or neere
thereabouts, and could not in lesse time cleare her, albeit the
master and company and his deponent used all diligence for her clearing
and dispatch away from the time of such thie getting intelligence of
the said prohibition, The premisses hee knoweth for the reasons aforesaid
And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the nineth article hee saith and deposeth that assoone as the said
shipp was got cleare of the said impediments,
and that the master and company were [XXXXed] to
set saile to come away, the winde being contrary they were forced
to stay there three dayes to waite for a faire winde to bringe them
downe the river, and then the winde serving they came downe
the River to a place called Newport newes, where they tooke in their
water and other necessaries of wood and other things, about which
they were forced to stay foure or five dayes, and then the winde
not serving, they were foreced there to attend nine dayes or thereabouts
more till the winde came faire and then they set saile homewards
and comming directly for Middleborowe, the said shipp was in her
course met with and with her lading taken and seized by Captaine
Purvis in one of the Parliaments shipps, and brought into Yarmouth
where this deponent left her when hee came for London
about this busines. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the last hee saith that the said shipp the ffortuna dod not at Virginia
deliver out any victualls, armes or ammunition nor any materiall
for warre of his certaine knowledge. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the Interrogatories ministed on the behalfe
of the State. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith hee hath noe part or share in the said shipp or goods
saving in 18 hogsheads of tobaccoe which are belonging unto him, the restitution
thereof would be advantageous unto him, and hee should have profit by the
restoring of the claimers goods, namely his factor[X]g pay And
otherwise saving his foregoeing deposition hee cannot depose.

To the second hee saith that the said shipp the ffortuna was and is dutch [?built GUTTER]
and that the said Bassal[?iera] and company are the owners thereof, which
hee knoweth because hee this examinate hath served them therein about
five yeares last past, during which space they have from time to time
sett out and imployed her as sole owners thereof. And otherwise hee
cannot answer.

To the third here saith that the said Baptista and company have [XXX GUTTER]
with the said shipp the ffortuna to Virginia for the said five yeares or therabouts