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that fastned the said Colquites Rope, to the
said Osburnes ship Rope, and afterwards sawe the said
Colquite cut the said Rope, And further cannot depose./:

To the 4th hee saith that hee well knoweth the arlate
Peter Smith, and Hance Peterson who have bin Examined
in this Cause on behalfe of Mr Wood and Mr Bradley
and were two of the said ships Company, and they were very
Idle fellowes, and much Given to searing and drinking
and other debauchery and would at the Canaryes have betrayed
the ship and the said Colquite did sometimes in the said
voyage give them milde and due Correction, for which the
said Smith and Peterson have bore greate Mallice
to the said Colquite, and have often said aboard in the said voyage in the presence of this Deponent and severall of the said Ships Com[/PANY GUTTER] that
they would be revenged of him, And hath likewise jheard
them soe say, at the black boy in Cornehill, and after
the said Hance was Examined herein, he went to one Mr w[right GUTTER]
a waiter on board the said ship Desire, and told him
as the said wright told this Deponent that nowe hee had
fitted Colquite, And saith that some of the Alexanders
men have told this Deponent that they never did knowe
or heare that the said Colquit did take away their
Anchors and Cables till the said two dutch men and one
Peter Hauss[?en] came and swore it or to that effect, And
saith that when this deponent fastned the said Colquites Rope
to the slip boy belonging to the said Osburnes ship,
both the said Peter Smith Hance Peterson
and Peter Hayss{?en] were all drunke and much
distempered with drinking of wine, and when the
said Rope was Cut they were more distempered, and
the said Peter Smith, was sleeping in his Cabbin, and
the said Hance Peterson and Peter Hauson were then
sleeping on the Deck of the said ship. and none of them
were then sensible of what they did, and soe much
was taken notice of by all the said ships Company
And they are all Persons, that make little Concience of
what they say or sweare and such Persons, to whom noe
Credit is to be Given, which hee knoweth Goeing all the
voyage with them, And further Cannot depose

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

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith that the said Colquite requested
this Deponent to come and Testify in this Cause and hath noe share
nor Interesty therein, and saith it will be neither benefit
nor losse to him which side soever prevaile herein, and neither hath he
received, nor Expecteh nor hath bin promised any thing
for his testimony herein and otherwise cannot Answer: