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the Unitie continueing her course for Virginia the sayd
shipp Unitie about the latter end of November and alsoe
in the moneth of december 1654 mett with very tempestious
weather accompanyed with much thunder and lightning and
snowe and hayle and winde and the sea by meanes of the sayd stormie weather
was soe tempestious and wrought soe high that it ranne into
the shipp and spoiled a great part of the goods and much
endangered the sinkeing of the sayd shipp in soe much that
the shipps Company and the passengers
were in great doubt and expressed them selves to bee in great
feare that the shipp would bee cast away and the storme was soe violent that the companyes and passengers bedds swame upp and downe betweene
decks and they were faine to stopp the water from comming in at severall places with their bedds and ruggs and the Carpen=
ters mate came out of the hold and sayd the shipp was a sinking
and would have had the Master alter his course and make
for the next land hee could come to, and divers others of the sayd
shipps company did severall tymes perswade him to doe the like
but the sayd Master continued his course still for Virginia, and
caused the passengers to labour continually at
the chayne pumpe and doe all that possible might bee for the preser=
vation of the sayd shipp and the goods in her
and at length the danger being very great the Mari=
ners of the sayd shipp did three or fower tymes threaten the master that if hee would
not beare up to some other Port then Virginia whereby in
likely hood they might meete with better weather, they would
make him fast in his Cabbin and make for some other port
them selves, whereupon the Master at length did steere for
Barbados but missing that came in the moneth
of January 1654 (English style) to Antego And
further to those Articles hee cannot depose saving hee saith
hee heard afterwards at Saint Christophers, that the hopefull
Luke was cast away neere the Bermudas/

To the 13th 14th and 15th articles hee saith that the sayd shipp by
reason of the stormes a foresayd was in all parts exceedingly
battered and shaken in soe much that of this deponents sight
and observation before the master could bee perswaded to make
for any other Port then Virginia the sayd mayne chaynes and fore=
chaines of the sayd shipp gave way and some of her bonds gave way
and her beames some of them wrought too and froe and the oakeham
wrought out of her seames and part of her sheathing was washed
away and shee tooke much water in hold and thereupon the Mariners
seeing the danger the sayd shipp was in and that the Master still endeavoured