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To the 12th hee saith that hee hath bin at Mevis, and thereby
knoweth that the Planters and and others there doe make
Agreements and Promisses to lade goods on board ship. and
yet breake their premisses, and sometimes they breake the [X GUTTER]
Agreements in that kind, which they have made
in writing And this Deponent hath knowne severall Masters
deceived by them in trusting to their promises And
further cannot depose./:

To the 13th hee saith that hee was at the Island Nevis when the
said ship the Peace was there the Voyage in question
and then hee saith that the hurricanoes (which as aforesaid
were then very great in those parts). had blowne
downe some of the houses on Nevis and spoyled the
Sugar Canes and Tobaccoe Plants and Indicoes, and had
much Impoverished the said Island of nevis, and (as this
deponent hath bin certainely informed) the said Hurricanoes
had likewise spoiled the sugar Canes and Tobaccoe Plants
and Indicoes on the other Leeward Islands, And by reason of the said Hurricanoes
many English ships were foreced to come away from
those Islands dead ffreighted, And further hee cannot

To the 16th and 17th hee saith that after this Deponents comming to Nevis
hee there found the Arlate Luke Wood, and this Deponent
saying to him, what you have missed the Barbadoes
as well as I; and asking him why hee did not beate it
up againe, as this Deponent had done hee made answer and told this
deponent saying, Wee did endeavour it but wee could not,
therefore I gave order to beare up to the Leeward
Islands or to that effect, and this Deponent then told him,
that fish was very plentifull at the Barbadoes, and was
and there sold at a Lowe rate or to that effect

To which hee the said Wood made Answer, that hee hoped
hee should make as good a Market heere (meaning
Nevis) as if hee had gone to the Barbadoes, and said
that Nevis sugar is generally better than Barbadoes
sugar, And further Deposeth that While the Peace lay
at Nevis severall vessells Loaden with Provisions
did arrive at Barbadoes, and did there glutt the market
And further cannot Depose./.

To the 23th hee saith that hee hath knowne the said
Thomas Grove, for about theise ffifteene yeeres last during
all which space hee hath bin a seaman, and well [knowe GUTTER]
[(him GUTTER]