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by any meanes be gone with the sayd shipp and sayd hee the sayd Richbell
would beare him harmelesse for soe doeing, all which words expressed soe passed
betwixt the sayd Richbell and this deponent in presense and hearing of william
horne and Thomas Cornelius two other off the freighters of the Prosperous the
voyage in question And hee saith the the sayd Richbell horne and Cornelius
then presently that morning gave this deponent a noate under their hands to
save him harmlesse in case of his departure as aforesayd and saith the Schedule arlate now shewed to him at the tyme of his
examination is the same noate they gave him and is subscribed
with the severall hand writings of the sayd horne Cornelius and Richbell
and was subscribed soe by them in presense of this deponent and one James
Wheeler and others And further to this article hee cannot depose./

To the 6th article of the sayd allegation hee saith that the sayd fifth of
January in the morning the winde and tyde proved contrary soe that the
sayd shipp could not then goe out, and saith that in the afternoone of the same
say this deponents Owners the sayd Paule Richards and Thomas Mills came
both of them to Southampton and being come
the sayd Richards spake
to the sayd Richbell in presense only of this deponent at his the sayd Richbells
house at Southampton and sayd asked him what hee sayd as touching the
ammunition aboard the Prosperous whether there were enough whereto
Richbell answered and sayd hee was well contented with what amunition
was in her and that his desyre was shee should departe with all speede
or to that effect And saith hee heard hath heard both the arlate Cornelius and
Richbell sayd that the sayd Paule Richards was a part Adventurer and had
a part in the Cargoe of goods arlate, and saith this deponent sawe him
the sayd Richards pay some moneys (how much hee remembreth not) to the
sayd Richbell for part of the sayd Cargo, which consisted of Corne
all provided by the sayd Richbell, but of what part or whether it were an
eigth part that hee the sayd Richards was soe Adventurer of hee knoweth not And
further to his article hee cannot depose/

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true./


To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first, The danger of periurie being declared unto him as is
required, hee answereth that hee was Master of the Prosperous the
voyage in question at her departure from Southampton which was on the
twenty sixth day of January 1654 and continued in her till her seizure
which happened on the first day of June last and was then on
board her and saith there was one gunne charged at her seizure and that there was then
shott aboard for about a dozen charges more but not above one charge more of
powder and some smale quantitie of powder beside to charge musketts with And
saith hee verily beleeveth and is perswaded in his conscience that the sayd
shipp could not have escaped with her ladeing though shee had never
soe much powder and shott by reason they were over powered as a foresayd and
by reason the Company of her threw downe their musketts and refused to make
any longer opposition but desyred this deponent to call for quarter, and
lowred the topp sayle whereupon this deponent did aske quarter And further to
this Interrogatorie saving his foregoeing deposition hee cannot answere./