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To the 2d he saith hee ill lying of the shipp Recovery by reson of her wreck
the ill quality of the Casks wherein the sugars were putt, and the season
of the yeare, and unseasonableness of the Climate att that tyme [?considered]
the master and Company of the Hopewell using their utmost diligence and
endeavour might have taken in all her lading she was to take in att
Antego in 20 dayes and not in lesse tyme as he verily beleiveth. And
otherwise he cannot depose.

To the third he saith that some of the sayd shipps Company upon the 15th
and 16th dayes of October 1652 and not after did goe a shoare to cutt wood
for the necessary stowing of the sugars. and the sayd Master upon the sayd
2 dayes sett a nett for turtles or tortoises and in setting the same and
afterwards taking them up spent about 2 howres and not upward. and
after the sayd 2. dayes the sayd master once and noe after sett the
sayd nett of tortoises and therein spent about one houre and not more
and severall tymes afterward caused 2 ship boyes to sett and draw the
sayd nett, and saith they sett the same about sunset in the evening
and tooke the same upp before sunrising in a morning, and therein spent
about a dozen howres and noe more, and saith none of the sayd tyme was
as he beleiveth spent wastfully but very profitably for necessary
supply of provisions. Ans saith about .7. of the Company went to cutt wood
as aforesayd and he for his part knoweth not of any hunting at all in
the sayd voyage att Antego nor of any fishing or hawling of turtles
otherwise than as aforesayd. And otherwise cannot depose.

To the fourth he saith that the sayd master upon the 28th day of October 1652
videlicet 2 dayes before the seizure tooke his boat and four of his Company
in her videlicet Henry Musset, John Griggs Robert ffarney, and James Lawry
and staid out about 4 dayes that is to say from thursday night att 20 [?XX] the
lock till Tuesday morning next ensuing. and otherwise referring
himselfe to his foregoeing depositions he cannot depose.

To the fifth he saith there was Company and helpe enough for the receiving
the sayd lading aboard as fast as the Coopers could fitt the casks, and all
possible diligence was used as aforesayd in the worke, and it could not be
done in lesse tyme than it was, and saith that considering the want of
Coopers to fitt the Casks there was constantly as many hands attt worke
as could usefully be imployed, And saith in case there had bene want
of men yet partly in regard of the season of the yeare for planting and
partly for sicknes then in the Countrey there could not have bene any
sufficient men there procured to worke a shipboard. and further otherwise
than negatively cannot depose.

To the sixth he saith the sayd shipp was seized by Prince Rupert upon the
20th day of October 1652. And the sayd Powell and those that went with
him to the Barbooda Islands were not then returned from the sayd Barbooda
Islands to the sayd ship the Hopewell.

To the .7.th he saith he verily beleiveth in his conscience that in case all
the diligence that might be had bene used by the sayd Powell and all his
Company the saayd Hopewell could not have bene Loaden and gone
from Antego beore the tyme she was seized by Prince Rupert.

To the .8. negatively for the reasons aforesayd whereto he referreth himselfe