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moneth of January last was a twelve moneth the állegate Thomas
Cox (who went hence in the shipp the Sampson allegate) did at the
Barbada's voluntarily forsake her and desert his service in her and
went away from her against the good will and liking of John Norbrooke
her master, and never retourned to his service in her againe, and
saith the said Norbrooke was thereby necessitated to hire another man
in the place and stead of the said Cox, all which hee knoweth because
hee this deponent was masters mate of the said shipp Sampson
and saw such was acquainted and tooke notice of such going away
and never retourning of the said Cox, but was told by the that the said Cox upon deserting the said
shipp Sampson, came aboard the said frigot and presented his
service to the Captainee thereof and was intertained, And otherwise
hee cannot depose.

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee favoureth the parties indifferently in respect
of the trueth, and accordingly would give the victory, and otherwise
negatively saving as aforesaid.

To the second hee saith that the said Cox the said voyage before such
his going away, did (for ought this deponent observed to the contrary)
behave himselfe well and performed his place and duty in the said
shipp, And otherwise hee cannot answer:

To the third hee saith that the next day after the said Cox had bin
and proffered his sevice to the Captaine of the Marston Moore as
aforesaid, the said Lieutenant came aboard the Sampson and demanded him and
tooke away him away and his clothes, and then declared that the said
Cox had bin aboard the said frigot the say before and proffered his
service as aforesaid, and that otherwise hee would not come fetch
him, for as hee said they pressed none, nor received any but what
came voluntarily. And otherwise hee cannot answer.

To the fourth hee saith that the said frigot was in the service of
this Commonwealth, and otherwise hee cannot answer saving
as aforesaid.

To the fifth hee saith that hee cannot answer saving as aforesaid
and saving the company paid x s per man for damage of sugars
that were leaked out, and the said Cox should have paid accordingly
if hee had staid.

To the last hee cannot answer.



The same day. [CENTRE HEADING]

Exámined upon the fore said allegation.

Rp. .2.

John Hackman of Wapping mariner, aged 36 yeares
or thereabouts sworne and exámined.

To the said allegation hee saith and deposeth that the arlate
Thomas Cox was shipped and went from this port in the shipp the
Sampson the voyage in question, and that after the shipps arivall
at the Barbadas namely in or about January last was a
twelvemoneth hee the said Cox in a roving or rambling [hXXXXX GUTTER]