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very scarce and soe scarce that in this deponents Judgment they could
not have lasted to bring her for England unlesse shee had bin much tighter
and better provided of rigging than shee was thereby to hasten her passage,
shee being when shee made for the Islands and forsooke the Company of
the Gilbert, about eleven hundred leagues from England, and having not
sayled then from the Barbados above two hundred leagues or
thereabout, And saith that after the sayd shipp her arrivall at Antego
her ladeing was there by order of the sayd Bartlett put on shoare
for the better repayreing the sayd shipps leakes and new Careening
of her and the sayd shipp was provided with a quantitie of bread and beefe and fish which they gott from other shipps but alsoe saith that while the sayd shipp soe laye at Antego
her company were soe streightned in allowance of victualls through
want of provision aboard the sayd shipp the bread provided being but till their goeing to sea and poore allowance made them of the other provisions that they did were necessitated
to goe into the woods there in the night tyme and Catch Crabbs which
breede among the rocks in the woods there to releeve themselves and hee this deponent went among
others a Crabb ketching, and knoweth the things predeposed the better for
that hee kept a dyary or memoriall of the sayd shipps passages in
her Journey from Barbados till her arrivall at home at London
And further to those articles hee cannot depose/

To the 7th article of the sayd allegation and the schedule therein
mentioned and now shewed unto him hee saith hee knoweth
that while the sayd shipp Recoverie was at Antego certaine men
came aboard authorized (as hee hath heard and beleeveth) by the Governour
there to that effect, and did view the sayd shipp, but what returne they
made upon their view hee knoweth not, but saith hee beleeveth they did
make a Certificate of her defects, And further to this article and schedule
hee cannot depose of his certayne knowledge, but beleeveth the contents
of the sayd schedule to be true./

To the 8th hee saith that the arlate Tarley and Company
parties to this suite and others of the shipps company did of this deponents sight and knowledge from
the tyme of his this deponents first coming aboard her at Barbados behave them
selves carefully and diligently and take great paines and labour during
the sayd voyage (as this deponent alsoe being a passenger and tyed to labour
for his passage did) and did unlade the sayd shipp Recovery at Antego, and
relade her after shee was repayred, and by such their hard labour
and want of provisions, some of the sayd shipps Company dyed at
Antego, and some other by the way home, by which meanes those which
were left alive were forced in the voyage thense home to worke soemuch
the more to supplye the labour of them that
were dead and saith the sayd Tawley and Company the parties in
this suite and others of the sayd shipps Company with the helpe of this
deponent who wrought as a passenger as aforesayd did sayle the
sayd shipp safe to London where the same with her ladeing arrived
and there this deponent left the same after hee had receaved his goods from
on board her, and in her this deponents Judgment the sayd Tawley and
Company parties to this suite did and doe well deserve the wages schedulate