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Saint Padroes Tower sayd it was Saint Sebastians, and would not be
perswaded to the contrary though most of his Company sayd they
knew it was Saint Padroes as indeed it was ánd did afterwards so appeare to be by reason of [?which XX GUTTER]
[XXXX] of the sayd Thomas Braining the sayd shipp kept not only to [XXX GUTTER]
as she ought to have done, but went from Bay to bay whereby the
winde [?beating] upon her she could not find her port but [?ranne] att
ast to the backside of Cadiz with all her sayles standing about
two Cables length from shoare, which hee knoweth to be true being
as aforesayd one of the sayd shipps Company and and well observing the
foresayd passages. And otherwise hee ćannot depose.

To the 5th article he saith, that it is the Custome of Masters and Mariners att
Sea if they be in distresse or want, and neere to or in the hearing
of the shoare to hang out colours to signify of what place they be
and to shoot of a gunne that so helpe may be sent from shoare
which the sayd Braining would not nor did doe though he were [XX GUTTER]
[XXX] so to doe by his Company. whereupon one of the Company did
hang out a flagg to give notice what the sayd shipp was and and
the same was immediately snatcht away or taken downe by the
sayd Master or his mate or by their order. And they the sayd Master
and mate did propose to goe to shoare and leave the sayd shipp
and lading which the Mariners by the Command of the sayd Master [?did GUTTER]
though otherwise against their wills, were forced to doe, And this deponent
after he came ashoare did understand that the Spaniards there [?not GUTTER]
seeing any flagg hanged out upon the sayd shipp did much [?doubt ?where GUTTER]
and from [?whome] she was, and that if an English flagg had [XXX GUTTER]
[XXX] out they would have come and ayded her into Port And
otherwise he ćannot depose, saving that hee was present att and saw and heard
the premisses by him predeposed.

To the 6th article he saith that the sayd Brainings Master and mate aforesayd [?and GUTTER]
sayd shipp lying as aforesayd so as helpe might safely have bene [?XX GUTTER]
[?provided] to guide her into port, there being [?noe] high winds or other
[?visible] danger, or necessity of [?deserting] her, did cause the Company
to heave att the Boat which they were loath to doe) and they the [?sayd GUTTER]
Master and mate went first into the sayd Boat and Commanded the [XXX GUTTER]
Company to follow them and [XXX XXXX XXXX XXXX] and the sayd shipp was [XXXXX]
not a man left in her, and thereupon [XXX XXXX XXXX] the Generall of Cadiz [XXX GUTTER]
a [XXXX] in the sayd spp [XX]
Browning. And further or otherwise he cannot depose.