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or receipt which hee sayd was for the sayd money, and hee this
deponent the rather beleeveth hee had paid the Vivonda such a summe for
that hee knoweth the sayd Consull brought from aboard the sayd Captaine
Millers shipp, aboard the Cesar, two baggs of money which the sayd
Consull told this deponent contayned two thousand dollars, and was as
hee sayd to be paid towards payment for the sayd Currans, and for that hee
knoweth the boatswaine and some other of this deponents company carried
the sayd two thousand dollars from aboard the Cesar at Nathalago for the
sayd Consull, And hee alsoe saith the said Consull in presence of the
foresayd witnesses sayd that the Nathalagoe Currans would be brought to
the side of the Cesar within two or three dayes, and that hee hoped the
Cesar should soone be dispatched there and returne to the Morea and
take in the Currans there provided, And hee saith the sayd Consull
then alsoe sayd hee felt him selfe not well, and desyred this deponent
to helpe him to a cup of stronge water, which hee this deponent caused
to be given him in the Cabin of the sayd shipp, And saith from that
tyme forewards the sayd ffowke grew worse and worse and complayned
of an exceedeing heate and burning in his entrayles, and dyed upon the
Thursday morning next following such his coming aboard the Cesar,
and at his death hee saith hee gaped with his mouth, in soe much that
it was generally beleeved that he the sayd Consull was before
his comming aboard the Cesar poysoned and thereof dyed, this hee the
better knoweth for that hee was often with the sayd Consull in his sicknes,
and at his death in the Cabin of the Cesar where hee departed this life,
And further to these articles hee cannot depose. /

To the 16th 17th 18th 19th and 20th articles of the sayd allegation hee saith
that the said Consull being thus dead, hee this deponent held it unsafe
for him to goe on shoare, and thereupon not knowing what to doe nor how
to get the Nathalagoe Currans aboard his sayd shipp, and being then
ignorant of any freindshipp or relation or imployment which was betweene
the arlate John Gifford and the arlate hardwick harbie and
Williams, did advise with the sayd Gifford what course was fitt for
him this deponent to take to get the sayd Currans in regard the sayd
Consull was dead, and saith that the sayd Gifford advised him this
deponent to take to his assistance the arlate Clement harbie,
who hee sayd was then at Zant, and soo desyrous was the sayd
Gifford that this deponent should make use of the sayd harbie,
that hee profferred to give out of his owne purse fifteene dollars
for a ffellewca or boate to goe to Zant to fetch him thence to
Nathalagoe, but noe boate daring to stirr thither by reason of the Turkes Galliottes then abroard the sayd Gifford
advised this deponent to goe thither with his shipp the Cesar to fetch the
sayd harbie, and this deponent by the sayd Giffords persuasion did