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To the 8th hee saith that as the said ship was goeing from
Newfoundland towards the Barbadoes, they espeyed a vessell
(which afterwards appeared to be a ffrench vessell) and the said
Wood having a desyre to goe aboard of the said vessell, did
desire the said Grove to let the ships Boate be Hoysted out
that he might goe on board of the said Vessell, which was
accordingly done, and this deponent went in the
said Boate with the said Wood on board the said Vessell, and after the said
Wood and this deponent had bin on board her about an
houre the said Wood came up towards the said Vessell
and by Casualty came on board her, which was occasioned only by the said
ship the Peace her steering badly, and keeping her
helme a Lea, upon on Tack, and hard a weather on
her other Tack, as hee verily beleeveth And saith
that there was little damage done to the said ffrench Vessell, by
the Peace her Coming foule upon her neither did the
said Luke Wood suffer any prejudice therby. and further
hee cannot depose./:

To the 9th hee saith and Deposeth that by meanes of Contrary
windes, and Calmes, and hurricanoes (which were very
frequent then there insoemuch that neither the said Grove
nor this deponent nor the other mates on board her could
gaine the Latitude) The said ship did misse the Island
of the Barbadoes, And not by the Willfullnes Ignorance
or Carlessnes of the said Thomas Grove; And after
the said Grove did perceive that the said Ship had
missed the Barbadoes, hee told the said Wood (in the
presence of this deponent and others of the said Ships Company)
that hee would beate it up againe (meaning the Barbadoes)
and the said Grove did endeavour
to saile to the Barbadoes, and hee haveing spent
about Eighteene houres thereabout, (after they perceived that
they had missed it,) The said Luke Wood, in this deponents
presence gave the said Grove speciall order to saile the
said ship to Martinice, and from thence to Mevis, which the
said Grove accordingly did; And saith that hee verily
beleeveth that the said Grove would have Got to the
Barbadoes with the said Ship, in (about) tenne Dayes
of time, after hee perceived it was missed, if the said
Wood would have sufferred him soe to doe, and not
have ordered him to leave off his Endeavouring and saile
to Martinice and soe to Mevis, And saith that all the
Voyage from Newfoundland towards the Barbadoes the
said Thomas Grove did use, and doe his uttmost endeavour
in sailing the said Shipp directly for the Barbadoes, and