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tyme according to the value agreed upon with them at London, which offer
the sayd shipps Company did accept and the sayd Ewens in persuance
of such his offer and promises did pay unto his sayd Company eight
moneths pay according to the first agreement made at London and did promise
and agree to pay them an addition of five shillings in the pound per moneth
for the future over and above the rates formerly agreed on which promise
of addition the Company did agree to and promised to proceede on the sayd
Brazeele voyage and the sayd ffosse Tucker howgate this deponent and
the rest of the shipps Company did thereupon proceede upon the sayd voyage
after the sayd new contract and went to Brazeele and there delivered their
outwards ladeing and reladed other goods and came back therewith
to Lisbon and alsoe discharged a good part thereof there in which service they continued after the sayd new agreement
about twenty moneths, only hee saith that while they were at the Brazeele
the Portugeses in whose service the Scipio and other English shipps
were, did remove out of the Scipio the sayd Ewens the Master and the sayd
ffosse Tucker and Howgate and this deponent and divers others of the Scipio her
Company and put them aboard Portuguese shipps to serve in the homeward
Voyage and put Portugeses aboard the Scipio to serve in their roomes, as
they did also to other English shipps that went the sayd voyage, which
they did as this deponent beleeveth to secure their goods laden aboard
the English shipps that the English might be thereby prevented of
running away with them And further hee cannot depose./

To the 8th and 9th hee saith hee referreth him selfe to the Registry
of this Court and to the lawe And further cannot depose./

To the 10th hee saith the arlate Ewens was and is a subiect of this Common
Wealth and Subiect as hee beleeveth to the authority of this Court./

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

To the Interrogatories./ [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee cannot answere not being present
when the persons Interr were hyred nor knoweth at what rates or upon
what conditions they were hyred/

To the 2 Interrogatorie hee saith hee was a foremast man of the Scipio the
voyage in question and saith hee was hyred as aforesayd only to goe
upon a tradeing voyage from London to the Straights and parts neere
thereabouts and then back to London and not to such parts or places as
the sayd Ewens should get imployment for And farther hee
cannot answere./

To the 3 hee saith that at the tyme Interrate there were five other
English shipps beside the Scipio all which as well as the Scipio
were offered and Did take imployment for Brazeele and goe thither
and returne in Company of the Scipio And saith hee beleeveth if the
sayd Ewens had not promised an Augmentation of wages the Company
of the Shipe would not have gone the voyage to Brazeele, but saith
as afore sayd the sayd Ewans made the sayd promise voluntarily
to encourage his company to goe the sayd voyage. And further saving
his foegoeing deposition hee cannot answere/

To the 4th hee saith hee was one of the Scipio her company who
refused to proceede on the voyage to Brazeele unlesse his wages
first agreed upon were augmented And saith in regard hee know hee
was not at first hyred for any such voyage hee would have refused to goe
the same if the sayd Ewen had not promised an augmentation as aforesayd/