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hunt the Boateswaines Mate with others of his boates crue went with
them to carrie them on shoare All this hee deposeth of his Owne sight
and knowledge And saith hee hearde Turpin saye that hee gave order to
John ho[?u]ie Cornelius Symonson and others to carrie them to the place
where the horses formerly delivered were carried which was a howell
with rack and manger neere the Indian bridge and there make them fast
and leave them and returne to the boate and they and the sayd
Turpin came that night all aboard the shipp together And further
hee cannot depose./

To the 3 hee saith hee knoweth that in the shipps outward bound voyage
the arlate John Viber was (by the appointment of the Captaine John
Totty) Boatswaine of the sayd shipp, and continued for a while
and had the care of the goods laden aboard the sayd shipp committed to him
as boatswaine, And saith that the while the sayd shipp remayned in the
downes outward bound, the sayd Viber and his Mate Abraham [?Jordain GUTTER]
having (as afterwards appeared) imbezelled some goods which were
stowed in a box in his Cabbin, did cut the shipps skiff from her
sterne in the evening, and rann away therewith, but being discovered
by this Contest John Watson and others of the shipps company, the
some of the Company presently manned the longe boate and made
after them and overtooke them and brought them backe and they
being brought on board and searched, in presence of this deponent
and others, divers goods were found about them the sayd Viber and his
Mate, as gloves, Taffatie hoods, hatbands and other things, and
some of the sayd shipps company that came back from the persuite
brought alsoe some taffaty hoods and other things which they
found floating on the water, which the said Viber confessed they
threw over board seeing them selves so closely persued, and the
goods were owned by the lader of them who was then on board, and
the sayd Vibers Cabbin being searched by the Captaines order,
the boxe out of which the sayd goods and manye more were imbezelled
was found broken open and standing under Vibers bedd, this hee
deposeth of his sight and knowledge And saith the said Vibers and
his Mate being brought before the Captaine Tolty for this fact
the sayd Captaine only discharged Viber of his boatswaines place
and put an other thereinto, and afterwards made Viber Quarter master
and soe continued him aboard till after the shipps arrivall in the
Barbados and there suffered him to goe away without prosecuting
the lawe against him, and without making any satisfaction
for the goods imbezelled soe farr as this deponent could or did
heare, And saith that while the sayd Viber was at the Barbados
and before his forsakeing the shipp
the Edward and John, the sayd Captaine Tottie spake to this
deponent and bid him speake to the sayd Viber, and bid him the said Viber take his
cloathes and leave the shipp Edward and John or to that effect,
and withall sayd to this deponent that hee the sayd Captaine Tolty would
not bee seene therein, or could not be seene to knowe of him
goeing or words to that effect, And further to this article hee
cannot depose/