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were laden and bought and ready provided to be laden before the sixteenth
day of March last, and that the master nor any belonging to the said
shipp had not (soe farr as hee this deponent knoweth) any notice [?hint] or
intelligence either at Virginia or elswhere of the Parliaments forbidding
or declaring against trade with Virginia untill about the eighteenth day
of March last old stile, at which time the said master and company
were taking in their water, provisions and necessaries for their homewards
voyage, and were preparing with all speed for their said retourne, having
before laden and made ready all their goods for the said homewards voyage,
all ehich hee knoweth being boatswaine of the said shipp as aforesaid,
And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the seaventh and eighth articles hee saith and deposeth that assoone as
the said newes came the master and company made all possible speede to
come away with the said shipp and ladin, and his precontest derrick
Jons[?e]n the sopra caro gave them order soe to doe, and saith that
through hast they came aground with the said shipp un the river as they
were comming downe the river, by meanes whereof and to lighten her
to get her off againe, they were forced to take all her guns, let out
her water and take out many of her provisions, and goods, and doing
whereof and afterwards taking the same againe in againe and in
getting water aboard and in clearing her at James towne they did
unavoidably spend twenty dayes or thereabouts and could not cleare
them selves from the said l[?e]ts and impediments in lesser time
although the master and company did their ut most endeavour to get
cleare thence to come away, All which hee knoweth being boatswaine
of the said shipp as aforesaid and acquainted with the premisses, and
otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the ninenth hee saith that after the said shipp had overcome the said
impediments and was rady to depart, shee was himdered still for
the space of two or three dayes by contrary winde, and then she
came downe the River to Newport Newes where they were againe
constrained to stopp to take in water and fire wood and other necessaries
foure or five dayes, and then being cleare to attend eight or nine
dayes more for the winde, which then s[?erving] her master and company hasted and
came directly away with her prosecuting their course for Middleborowe.
but in such their course they were on or about the 21th of May last
olde stile met with and seized by Captaine Purvis in one of the
Parliaments shipps, and afterwards brought into Yarmouth, which
hee knoweth being aboard her when shee was soe taken. And otherwise
hee cannot depose.

To the last hee saith that the said shipp the ffortuna did not at
Virginia deliver out or dispose of any victuall, armes or ammunition
or any materialls for Warre of his certaine knowledge. And otherwise
hee cannot depose.

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition, and otherwise
answereth negatively.

To the second hee saith that the said shipp the ffortuna is fflemish or dutch built
and that the said producents as hee hath heard bought her, but of whom
hee knoweth not.

To the third hee saith that the said producents have traded for some
yeares last to Virginia and have formerly received goods thence, and [XX GUTTER]
the goods aboard are not belonging to any in Virginia or elswhere, but
meerly to the said producents, saving a quantitie belonging to the master
and company and some to a younge man of T[?ervier], And otherwise hee
cannot answer saving as aforesaid.

To the fourth hee saith that the said shipp carried tenn guns and noe
more out from Middleborowe to Virginia and brought [?the GUTTER]
same and noe more thence and the same were all aboard her [XX XXX GUTTER