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subscribed thereto being present and saving the same soe compared, and for saith th[?o]se [premisses GUTTER]
were done aboard the Richard aforesayd And further to this Interrogatorie hee cannot answere

To the 4th Interrogatorie hee saith hee came in to the Roade Interrogate upon the thirteenth of
October last (old stile) and went thense to the Maderas upon the 19th or 20th of the same (old stile)
And further to this Interrogatorie hee cannot answere otherwise then negatively [XXX GUTTER]
knowing nothing nor haveing hearde anything from the sayd Smith or any other
touching such order as is Interrogate./

To the 5th Interrogatorie hee saith the generall letter predeposed was receaved upon the
day of the date thereof which was the 27th of October last (new style) and IXth thereof old
style, and saith to the best of the deponents now remembrance because the same was delivered
to Captaine Russell aboaad his shipp the Catherine, and the sayd Russell having presently
sent it to the foresayd Mr Sheeres Commander of the shipp Richard, and Smith and other[?s GUTTER]
being aboard the Richard then, the sayd Sheeres communicated the same to them all,
And further to this Interrogatorie hee cannot answere otherwise then negatively
having never heard the sayd Smith speake any words to the effect Interrogate/

To the 6th Interrogatorie hee saith
all the other English shipps which came as aforesayd from the Maderas to the [XXX GUTTER]
at the same tyme the Prosperous came, and stayed there for long as shee did, were
laden and saith hee beleeved that some other English shipps which came [?not GUTTER]
to the Canaries at the same tyme the Prosperous did, Returned home empty by which
as hee hath heard their Marchants or factors who were to have laden them were
gone off of the Island of Teneriff before the sayd shipps came there, but saith
the sayd shipps names hee remembreth not, but remembreth two of the Masters
names were Mr Stweard and Mr Browning, and saith they came not in with dutch or other strangers
colours as hee beleeveth And further to this Interrogatories hee cannot answer

To the 7th Interrogatorie hee saith hee beleveth the passes and papers by virtue of which
the Richard was laden were procured on shoare at Teneriff by the Marchants or
ffactors who cause the sayd shipp to be laden, and hath heard the Master of her [?Mr GUTTER]
Sheeres saye soe much, but whether they were delievered to the sayd Sheeres, or by
whome, or where they are hee knoweth not, And further to this Interrogatorie
hee cannot answere/

To the 8th Interrogatories hee saith hee knoweth that Arthur Ingram aforesayd
did send some butts of wine home for England the voyage in question in the
Richard aforesayd And further to this Interrogatorie hee cannot answere./

To the 9th Interrogatorie hee saith hee cannot answere./

To the 10th hee saith the Richard went not in Company with Smith out of the [XXXX GUTTER]
nor knoweth hee what other shipps did goe thense in Company with him, the
Richard goeing first from London to the Isle of Wight and thense to the Canaries
and saith the Richard sett sayle from the Isle of Wight towards the Canaries
The 20th of September 1655 and saith that day the winde blew Northarly
at the Isle of Wight and saith till that day the winds continued
Westerly for 12 or 14 dayes togeather for that till then it did not well s[XXX GUTTER]
to sayle a shipp either from the downes or the Isle of wight to the Canaries
And further to this Interrogatorie hee cannot answere/

Repeated that day before doctor Godolphin

John withers [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]