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To the second and third hee saith that in December last
the said ship Desire was by stormes and stresse of wether
forced twice out to sea from the road of Oratava, and the Master and Company were forced
to let their Cables and Anchors slip and goe away for their Preservation
and left boyes to their Anchors and intended
to returne againe, and come to their owne Anchors, by
the helpe of their boyes, And saith that of his knowledge
the buoyes are often in the Roade of Oratava broken off or
by meanes of the Great Currants kept under water, and
by that meanes the Anchors to which they were or are fastned
cannot be found, And the said Colquite at the time of
his being there the voyage in question did loose three
Anchors, And saith that the said Colquite, upon his Coming
into the said Road after hee had bin forced from thence
as aforesaid did for a small space make fast the said shipp Desire to the
ship rope or buoy Belonging to Captaine Osburnes
ship (which [XXXXXX] unto the Island ffrigot to which this deponent belonged as aforesaid) and rid by that and the Desires sheate Anchor, but
a while after the said Colquite in regard hee could not
get his owne Roape loose from the ship rope or
boy belonging to Capptaine Osburnes ship hee Cutt the same
and then rid by his sheat Anchor, And did noe prejudice
to the buoy buoy Rope or Cable of or belonging to the said Osburnes
shipp, which hee knoweth for the reasons aforesaid./:

To the 4th hee Cannot depose./.

To the last hee saith his foregoing Deposition is true./.

To the Interrogatories./ [CENTRE HEADING]

To the ist hee saith that hee cometh to Testifie the trueth of
his knowledge herein at the request of the said Colquite, and
saith hee hath noe interest in this busines. And saith it will be neither
benefit nor prejudice to him which side Prevaile herein
and Expecteth to be paid for two days losse of time,
but hath received nothing and to the rest negatively./:

To the 2d Negatively./

To the 3d hee saith hee was not one of the Company of
the ship the Desire, and further saving his foregoeing
deposition hee cannot Answer./.

To the 4th hee saith that the said ship the Alexander was
alsoe twice forced from her Anchors at the Canaries the
same time the Desire was forced thence; to this Deponents
remembrance, but knoweth not whether shee left either Cable
or anchor, and further cannot Answer./.

To the 5th hee Answereth negatively./:

To the 6th hee saith that the said slip rope or buoy that the
said Colquite made fast to as aforesaid belonged to the Anchor
and Cable belonging to the said Osburnes ship the
name whereof this Deponent nowe remembreth not, and this
deponent sawe one of the said Colquites Company make fast
the said Colquites Rope to the bouy Rope or buoy belonging to the
said Anchor and Cable belonging to the said Osburnes
ship and afterwards sawe that it was Cut, and otherwise
cannot Answer./.