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To the 5th hee saith that in case the said ship
the Abigail and her Lading be suncke in the sea, the same
came and happened by the fault and occasion of the Master and
Company of the Abigail. by such their actions aforesaid and not
by any fault or occasion of or in the said hall and Company
in the Agreement which hee knoweth for the reasons aforesaid and
further hee cannot depose:/

To the 6th hee saith for the reasons aforesaid hee well knoweth
that the Agreement did not come foule of the Abigail but
the Abigail on her./:

To the 7th hee saith that soe soone as ever the Master and
Company of the Agreement perceived the Abigail as aforesaid
coming up towards them they did not only as aforesaid
endeavour to prevent her coming upon them by warning
and desiring them as aforesaid to take more roome, and
put the helme of their said ship the Abigail a port,
but did alsoe endeavour to avoid the Abigail by goeing into
the sea, as farr as they could, for the other ffleete they were
in Company with as aforesaid. And saith that in case
the said ship the Agreement had stood off further to sea
she would undoubtedly have fallen foule of some of the
ships of the said ffleete, which were before her, and further
hee cannot depose./:

To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith hee was a Comon man of the Agreement
the said voyage, and doth not use his Endeavours otherwise than
by speaking the truth of his knowledge, that the Agreement might
bee cleered in this busines, but desireth that the
fault of sinking of the Abigail might lye On her owne Companye
for that it ought soe to doe, for the reasons aforesaid and otherwise XXX

To the second hee saith the wind was about west North west
(as hee now remembreth) and saith there were very many
ships round about the Agreement very neere her XXXX interrate and otherwise
negatively, saving his foregoeing deposition:/

To the 3d hee saith the Agreement was a better sailer than the
Abigail, and saith the Abigail was somewhat neerer the shore
than the Agreement the time interrate, and saith some of the
Abigails Company called to some of the Agreements
Company to Starboard their behind, and further hee saith hee cannot

To the 4th hee saith hee hath heard the Abigail is sunke by such
her coming up on the Agreement as aforesaid and otherwise negatively

To the last hee saith hee cannot answer saving as aforesaid./:

Repeated before Collonel Cock.

The marke of the [MARKE]
ffrancis Je[nnings GUTTER]