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came first aboard her untill her arrivall in England undergoed
excedeing great paines in pumpeing and hepeing to preserve the
sayd shipp and setting up of a house there to put the goods into for
their better preservation and in unladeing them there againe, in soe much
that some of the Company through much labour and want of good dyett
fell sick and dyed in the voyage by which meanes the sayd Tawley and Company parties
to this suite were forced to take a great deale the more paynes and did
take extraordinary paines and labour to sayle the sayd shipp home to
this port of London, and by Gods blessing upon such their labours they
did bring her ladeing safe to this port of London and there deliver the
same according to the Command of the sayd Bartlett and tooke as much
paines in the sayd voyage as possible men could doe soe that in his this
deponents Judgment they did and doe very well deserve their wages
due to them by agreement whatsoever it bee And further to this
article hee cannot depose./

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true./

dt. fra: Rp.

To the Interrogatories./ [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first interrogatorie hee saith hee well knoweth and did observe
that the Recoverie at the tyme of her coming from the Barbadoes and
before shee came out of harbour thense was leakie and insufficient
though not soe leakie and insufficient as shee was afterwards rendered
and made by the storme shee mett with in Company of the Gilbert
Interrogate, And therefore cannot answere to this Interrogatorie otherwise
than negatively./

To the second Interrogatorie hee referreth him selfe to his foregoeing
deposition And saving the same cannot answere to this Interrogatory
otherwise than negatively for that hee well knoweth that some of the sayd
shipp Gilberts Company did as is predeposed view the Recovery and
found her to bee very leake and insufficient to proceede on her voyage
to London and made a certificate in writing to that effect to which this deponent
among others sett his hand as a wittnesse, and for that hee knoweth
they did as is predeposed advise the Master and Company of the Recovery
to beare up to some of the Leeward Islands before hee were too farr
gone from them./

To the 3 Interrogatorie hee saith that after the storme Interrogate the Interrogate
Crawford did furnish the Recovery with a smale Burnett sayle, and
a few candles, and some other small trifleing matters, And further to
this Interrogatorie hee cannot answere./

To the 4th 5th 6th and 7th Interrogatories hee saith hee did not heare the Interrogate Bartlett give and expresse command to the effect Interrate but [sXXX GUTTER] that after the
storme aforesayd was ceased the Company of the Recoverie
seeing their shipp in soe leakie a condition and her masts and
rigging made uncapable to endure soe long a voyage as for England
without being repayred, and the eminent danger that there was (as
it alsoe evidently appeared to this deponent and other passengers aboard) in
[endeavourXX GUTTER]