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nere Wapping staires, and this deponent was then present and assistant
att and in the mooring and fastening of the said shipp with two
strong and sufficient cables and anchors and the same was then
fastned to a Vessell called the sea horse, and for diverse dayes ridd
free and cleare from all ither shipps, as was well knowne and
observed both by this deponent and severall Mariners and others who
saw and tooke notice of the same: hee further saith, That the
said Vessell the Margaret having for about 14. dayes ridd in
tjhe posture and condition predeposed, the allate shipp the Mayflower
whereof the allate William White then was Commander came
and was by the said White and Companie moored and fastned to
the shipp of one Mr Wall then rideing a little below the said shipp the
Margaret, And having ridd fastned to the said Walls shipp for some
few dayes, the said Wall and Company having a designe to goe out
upon a Voyage fetcht their Anchors on board to that end, and
upon their departure, this deponent heard the said Walls mate say
and declare to his precontest Thomas Wills Boateswaine of the said
shipp Margaret, That except the said shipp the May-fflower were
moored further off from the Margarett, shee would come foule upon
her, which not long after proved be true, for the Company of the
said shipp Margaret perceiving the danger then daily imminent
advertized the said Whites mate then aboard the Mayflower thereof
but notwithstanding sufficient warning given of this deponents certaine
knowledge, by the neglect and carelesnesse of the said White and
Companie, about the 6th. of November 1653 aforesaid, the said shipp the
May flower with the high tide came fowle of the said shipp the
Margaret, and broake her bolt spritt, and did some other dammage
to her, this deponent being then aboard the Margaret and seeing the
disaster aforesaid, which the said Robert ffoxe soone after caused
to be repaired, procuring a new boltspritt to be fitted and putt into
the said shipp in the place of the boltspritt so broaken, and
made her strong and fitt to proceed on her intended Voyage for
Virginia, Which hee well knoweth belonging to her in the quality
aforesaid for and during all the said preparation for and [?XXXXX XXX]
of the said Voyage. And further cannot depose:-/

To the 5th and 6th articles hee saith, That the said new boltspritt