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had blowene downe some of the houses there; there
was then much scarcenes of Comodityes, in those parts, and fflemings
that were then in those parts tooke away most of the trade There and
this Deponent lay at Nevis with the ship the Mary and Elizabeth whereof
hee was Commander from the first of Janaury 1657 untill the
last of Aprill 1658. to procure her Lading, but notwithstanding
his staying there soe long hee was forced to depart thence
many tonn's Dead ffreighted, and this Deponent had agreed with merchants
at Barbadoes to take in seaventy Tonns of Sugar at
Nevis. and the said merchants, Contracted and agreed
with this Deponent under their hands and seales to lade soe much
but notwithstanding, this Deponent (after his said long stay at
Nevis could get onely thirteene Tonnes and a quarter
(or neere thereabouts) of the said seaventy tonns, which the
said merchants agreed to have laden on board this Deponents
said ship by reason of the Scarcenes of goods there And further cannot Depose:/

To the 16th hee saith that at Nevis arlate Luke Wood sold
some of the ffish which hee brought thither in the Peace, at the rate
of a pound of ffish for a pound of Sugar and saith that of
this Deponents knowledge Nevis Muscovado Sugar is better than
Barbadoes Muscavadoe Sugar, And further cannot depose:/.

Upon the rest not Examined by Direction of Groves/:

To the Interrogatories:/: [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith that the said Grove requested this Deponent
to come and Testify herein. and was alsoe warned by
Mr Brownes man and favoureth both the partyes litigant alike
and if it were in his power) hee would give the victory to them
that hath most right thereto. and saith that hee was not one
of the Company of the Peace the Voyage in question, and otherwise
cannot Answer./:

The second Concerneth him not.

To the 3d hee saith hee was acquainted with the said Luke Wood
about a yeare. next before his Death, and for all
that time hee had the repute of an honest and sober man
and well understood his Imployement as this Deponent beleeveth
and further cannot Answer./.

To the 4.th hee saith that hee hath knowne the said Grove for about
a yeere and halfe last, and saith hee is Counted a rash hasty
man, and subject to passion; and soe hee was accounted at Nevis
and this deponent hath heard him there called the DAMNE ME
CAPTAINE: or such like words. and some of the planters and Gentlemen of the
Island of Nevis did not well affect him; and this Deponent heard one
Mr Joanes and one Mr Robinson; say at Nevis that they would
not come with Grove, but wold rather goe by the way of Holland and further
cannot Answer./.