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To the .9. he saith that the shipp Recovery had noe gunnes nor did or could make
any Resistance, nor the Company of her saving that this Rendent with the helpe
of some of them made a shot from the ffort. and knoweth that there were
severall shotts made by the Hopewell and her Company against the sayd Prince Ruperts shipp
being then present and seeing and hearing the same. and otherwise
cannot depose.

To the 10th he saith he knoweth not the value of the Hopewell and her lading
and knoweth that the sayd shipp and her lading were not lost by any
neglect of the sayd Powell or Company or by reason of any deserting
of her, but by force and power of Prince Rupert and his men as aforesayd
and otherwise cannot depose.

To the .11. he saith that the frigot interrate was with Prince Rupert att the tyme
of the seizure interrate, but this deponent before that tyme did not heare that the sayd Prince
had seized the sayd frigot or any other vessells in those parts. and otherwise
cannot depose, saving he heard that the sayd Prince was amongst the
Virgin Islands.

To the .12. he saith the Hopewells men stayd in her as long as here was any
hope of saving their shipp. videlicet till Pirnce Ruperts men forcd them
out both by sea and land with small shott, and beleiveth that one
or 2 of her Company were aboard her att the very tyme of seizure and
not more. And otherwise to this Interrogatory saving his foregoeing
depositions whereto he referreth himselfe he cannot depose.

To the .13. he saith the sahipp Hopewell came to Antego on purpose to take in
the Lading of the Recovery, and beleiveth that. 30 men might
have taken in the sayd Lading in .10. dayes, and that the Master and
Company of the Hopewell being 21 in all incase they had constantly
wrought and bene all in perfect health and had had continually good
weathe rmight have taken in the sayd lading in .12. dayes as he
hath before deposed. And saith the Hopewells men were some of them
infirme and ill,
and a good parte of the tyme the sayd goods were taken into the Hopewell
the weather proved wet so as the men could not labour above deck upon
sugars and such like lading which he knoweth being then present
in and att the sayd worke, and otherwise cannot depose

To the .14. he saith he was one of the Hopewells Company, and being forced
out of her with small shott was att the tyme of her seizure flyeing for
his lyfe and liberty toward the shoare, and is not promised nor expects
to receyve or hath receyved any thing for his deposition in this cause
nor hath bene instructed to depose by Captaine Powell or any body else,
and hath had noe discourse with the sayd Powell since his production
for a witnes, save ordinary and common discourse and now eay relating
to this busines, and saith the sayd Powelll promised this Rendent his wages
when he went out of England upon the voyage in queation but not since
and saith he the sayd Powell in behalfe of this Rendent and others
sues the sayd Austin for wages due to the Mariners in the voyage
and saith he expects noe reward from the sayd Powell for [?testimony]
in this cause.