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of wages over and above the rates agreed upon with them at their
coming from London whereupon the sayd Ewens seeing the un-
willingnesse of his Company to goe the sayd voyage to Brazeele
did encourage them to goe the same publiquely upon the deck
of the sayd shipp in presence of this deponent and divers
others of the shipps company promise to pay them off all their
wages then due (being abought eight moneths) according to the
agreement made in London, and for the future to add five shillings
in the pound monthly to every mans wages belonging to
the sayd shipp over and above the monthly wages first agreed on at
London and in pursuance of such his promise did pay his sayd
shipps Company eight moneths pay or thereabouts after the rates
first agreed on at London And the Company accepting of the same
and of his promise of five shillings in the pound monthly advance
for the future did agree to goe and did goe the sayd voayage to Brazeele and thence
back for Lisbone and amongst the rest the sayd ffosse Tucker and
Howgate did soe agree and goe the sayd voyage to Brazeele and
returned back againe to Lisbon in which voyage after the sayd
new contract of five shillings in the pound per moneth advance the
the sayd ffosse Tucker and Howgate and the rest of the mariners of the
sayd shipp served in the sayd shipp Scipio neere upon twenty moneths
and in that tyme discharged their ladeing at Brazeele and ?put off the Ladeing brought from Brazeele [XXX GUTTER]
and saving that while they were at the Brazeele the Portugeses in which
service the sayd shipp and other English shipps were, did remove out
of the sayd shipp Scipio the sayd Ewens her Master and the sayd ffosse
Tucker and Howgate and divers others of the sayd Shipps company and
put them aboard Portuguese shipps to serve in the homewards voyage
and put Portuguese aboard the Scipio in their roomes, as they did
alsoe to other English shipps that went the sayd voyage which they did
as this deponent beleeveth to secure their goods that the English might
runne away with the goods laden for Accompt of Portugueses
aboard their shipps And further hee cannot depose./

To the 8th and 9th articles hee saith hee referreth himselfe to the Registry
of this Court and to the Laws and further cannot depose

To the 10th hee saith the arlate Thomas Ewens was and is a subiect of
this Common wealth and subiect as hee beleeveth to the Jurisdiction of this

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true

To the Interrogatories./ [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith hee cannot answere not being present when [the GUTTER]
psons Interrate were hyred nor knoweth at what rates or upon what
conditions they were hyred./

To the 2 hee saith hee was Masters mate of the Scipio the voyage
in question and saith hee was hyred only to goe upon a tradeing
voyage back to London and not to such ports or places as the sayd
Ewens should got imployment for And further hee cannot answer

To the 3 Interrogatorie hee saith that at the tyme Interrogate there were [?foure GUTTER]