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To the tenth hee saith hee sawe the delivery of and helped to deliver the said
cheese fetched from the Mora'a to and by and
upon the order of the said John dobson and Richard ffarington, who acknowledged
themselves to be factors therein of and for the said George ffarington, and
in particular by des[?caXXts] and conceits expressed by them in verse (in
merriment) upon the names of˺ the said shipp the George (Bonadventure)
consigned unto them by George ffarington, and ariving there upon
Saint Georges day, and otherwise hee referreth himselfe to his foregoing

To the 11th hee saith that after the said shipp had received in her said
last lading (outwards bound) shee lay and was in the river of Thames the
space of eight and twenty dayes and then departed, videlicet from the
said 17th of January that shee received in the said herrings, to the
fourteenth of ffebruary next following that shee set saile and
proceeded from Gravesend.

To the 12th and 13th hee saith that after the second retourne of the said shipp
from the Morea and while shee was and remained at Zant, it was
said and reported that the said factors of Mr George ffarington had let the said
shipp to freight to the Provindar of the said Island of Zant for
a voyage to be made therewith to Cassandra in the Archipelagus
to fetch graine and corne at the freight of seaven hundred dollars
per moneth, and saith that the next day after this deponents first
hearing the said report, the said John dobson and Richard ffarington
came aboard with other friends and told this deponent and others of the
shipps company present at the said affreightment, and
drinking severall healths commanded severall guns to be fired;
but the said shipps company (to the number of 24 whereof hee this
deponent was one, and which was all her company saving the captaine
the said Tompson her Purser and the Cooper Richard Browkes) having
considered of the said voyage, and both by such of them as had bin there
and by merchants ashore having understood that it was an unlawfull
voyage, and contrary to the Capitulations betwixt England and the
Grand Signor. and attended with soe much danger in that respect, as
that the company being met with and taken by the Turkes were
liable for perpetuall slavery without redemption, they refused
to goe and would not goe the same; and saith that word being brought
them aboard that the Provadar threataned to force them there or
that hee would shoot at and sinke them, and they understanding
that there were brigantines manning and readie to come aboard to
force them, they haled three guns forre and aft to cleare their decks in
case of forcible entrie, and to secure themselves from such violence.
And saith the 24 persons soe refusing to goe the said voyage, were this
deponent. John [?Golden], his precontest Christofer Neck, William
[?Backles], Robert Morecock, John Gauwden, Abraham Carr, [?Thomas]
Weekes, John Jackson, another John Golden, Nathaniel hutchinson,
Thomas Richards, Robert [?Gallier], harry [?fforte], Richard
Gallamp[?ton], William Tuff, Austin Petty, Thomas dikes,
Harry danby, ffrancis Williams, John Brookes, henry Richards,
Nicholas Miller and William Ribbet, (as this deponent
understandeth their names to be) and saith the said John dobson
afterwards confessed (as this deponent was informed) that if they had
gonne and had bin taken by the Turkes, they had bin slaves and
not to bee redeemed. And otherwise hee cannot answer saving as aforesayd