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the sayd Phillipp was and went Master of her And further
to this article hee cannot depose./

To the 2: 3 4th and 5th articles of the sayd libell and the Charter party and
protest in the sayd articles mentioned hee saith that hee well knoweth that
the sayd Phillipp Ewer and Company (whereof this deponent was one) did upon
the 12th of the November 1654 sett sayle from Gravesend upon a voyage to [XXX]
River in Virginia to lade tobaccoes for the Accompt of the arlate William Watts
and others who had hyred freight in the sayd shipp, and saith the sayd
Ewer and Company in persuance of the sayd voyage sett sayle from thense on
the sayd day, and safely arrived in James River aforesayd upon the 22th
of Aprill 1655, and knoweth that the sayd Phillipp Ewer in the sayd
moneth of April and soone after the arrivall of the sayd shipp did send
his contest Stephen Bonner and others of the sayd shipps company in
a Sloope to acquainte the arlate Samuell Mathews Esquire a
factor or Agent of the sayd William Watts that hee the sayd Ewer was
ready there with his shipp and boates thereto belonging to take
in such tobaccoes as the sayd Watts had by Charterparty agreed to lade
or cause to be laden aboard the sayd shipp for his the sayd Watts his Accompt
and saith the sayd Bonner and others of the sayd shipps company did
accordingly goe with the sayd sloope and brought abroad a smale [?parcell]
of tobaccoes videlicet about fifteene hogsheads for Accompt of the sayd Watts
and brought word to the sayd Ewer that the sayd Mathews had [XXX GUTTER]
noe more tobaccoes to lade for Accompt of the sayd Watts or to that
effect And saith that the sayd Ewer being desyrous to take on board the
the full ladeing of Tobaccoes which hee had covenanted to bring in his
sayd shipp for Accompt of the sayd Watts did stay (after such notice [XXX]
in James River in Virginia till the
first of August 1655 expecting the rest of the ladeing of tobaccoe[?s]
contracted for to be laden by the sayd Watts or his Agents to have bin
laden aboard his sayd shipp, and saith that
in the moneth of July 1655 the sayd Samuel Mathews
coming aboard the William in James River and the arlate William
Claborne with him, the sayd Ewer the Master in the presence
of this deponent and others of the sayd shipps company spake to the sayd
Mr Mathews and told him that hee had stayed there a long tyme [?and was]
to receive the rest of the tobaccoe which was by agreement to be laden
aboard the sayd shipp for Accompt of the sayd Watts, whereto the sayd
Mathews replyed that hee had noe more tobaccoe to lade aboard the
sayd shipp for Accompte of the sayd Watts, and thereupon the sayd Ewer
answered that hee must then protest against the sayd Watts in regard
hee had stayed soe longe for it and was disappointed thereof, and the sayd
Mathews thereto answered that he could not helpe it or to that effect
and these or the like words in effect passed betweene the sayd Mathews [?and]
Ewer on board the sayd shipp in James River in presence of this deponent