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To the 12th article of the sayd allegation hee saith that for that
hee tooke notice of them in writing hee knoweth the sayd John
Godden the voyage in question lay on shoare upon his own
pleasure about fower nights and dayes at severall tymes, and saith that
in the sayd voyage this deponent observing that the Corne brought
from London was dammaged by water did speake to the Master of
the shipp that hee would give order that the Company might bring
up such corne as was well to be dryed upon the hatches and seperated
from that which was drye that soe it might not taint that which
was good and thereupon the sayd Master Commanded the sayd
Godden and others of the sayd shipps Company to bring up the
sayd wett were to bee dryed and the sayd Godden and Company
and findeing much of the Corne wett they mixed the wett corne
amongst the goods and this deponent comming downe into hold and
seeing them doe soe told them that would spoile all the rest of
the corne which was good, but they persisting still to doe soe
this deponent told them that if they did soe hee for his part would
not have any hand in it whereupon the sayd Gooden sayd
speakeing to the rest of the Company in hold sayd that there
was but little dammage in the sayd corne and that if it came
in question this (meaning this deponents oath) is but
one, and ours are many or hee spake words to that effect
And hee alsoe saith that hee well observes that in all the
mutinous and disobedient actions aforesayd of the sayd
shipps company the sayd Godden did not (as by his duty
of his place of Gunner hee ought to have done) helpe the sayd Master
or in the least assiste him to keepe the sayd Company in
obedience And further to this article hee cannot depose/

To the 13th hee saith that the arlate henry denby did confesse to
this deponent that hee did sett his name to the writeing
arlate, but hee saith off this deponents knowledge hee did not then
desert the sayd shipp as above in the sayd writing expressed did
but saith the sayd denby was at severall tymes three or fower
nights and dayes on shoare during the voyage arlate, and was one
of those who would not be nor was interested with his ordinary
allowance in matters of dyet and refused to goe the voyage from
Zant to Cassandra, and this deponent beleeveth that hee was not
a sufficient and able Cooke for that
hee observed hee could not dress a dish off minced meate or
doe any thing that was extraordinary without this deponents direction
or assistance And as to the sayd Richard Brookes hee saith