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of letters to the foresaid John Roberts, desiring him to have
a speciall care of them, and preserve them if hee could
Possible; and all the Company of the said Ship, being gone
a way in their boate, and this deponent staying aboard
as aforesaid, hee went into his Cabbin, and there tooke
some Copyes of Accounts which lay there ready Tyde
up, and put them in his pocket, and there being other
Originall papers, Letters, writings which hee thought were of
more Concernment hee wrapt them up in a paire of Loinings
and a Shirt, the better to keepe them dry, and by that time
hee had soe done the ship was bilging, and hee
perceiving the same Imediately ranne upp, upon the Deck
of the ship, with the said writings. and leaped off as aforesaid.
and after hee had Carried the said writings which were
wrapt upp in his Loinings and Shirt, in his hand
about a Stones through from the said Ship, hee was forced
for safeguard of his life; to let them goe, and with
much difficulty and hazard of his life got to the said Boate
as aforesaid. and soe by the Great Providence of God
got to Shore, where the said papers which hee had in his
pocket were dryed,
at the house where hee arrived and XXXX goeing from ?the house on horse back towards the place
where the ship was cast away hoping to save some of the Lading of ?her hee was by
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ffrench officers carryed
away p[XXXX] to the rest of the
Company of the ship which
were kept Prizoners in a
Court of Guard
and after [?they] were dryed, they,
came to the hands of one John Walker who was Mate
and Pilot of the said ship, who delivered the same to
this deponent herein London and this deponent delivered them
to the foresaid Mr ffrancis ffooke; and the
said Bag of Letters which were preserved by the said Roberts
this deponent Carryed to the said Mr ffookes Lodging
but hee not being then in Towne; (as this deponent was
informed by one Mr Bridges. kinsman of the said
ffrancis ffowke, and at whose house the said Mr ffowkes lay.)
this deponent acquainted the said Bridges. with his Busines
and the said Bridges advised this deponent to delivered
the said Letters to the merchants to whom they were directed
and the said Mr Bridges to that End went along with
this deponent to the Exchange; where hee delivered the
said Letters according to thir Superscriptions; And further
hee cannot answer to this Interrogatorie saving hee saith
that neither hee this deponent nor any of his Company durst
venture into the ships hold to take out the said Box
of writings and Accounts:/.
To the 5th hee saith the said Ship Anne Came from ffalmouth
next before her Casting away, in Company of about 6 or [?7 GUTTER]
saile, and the winde then was variable; and the weather thick
and ffoggy and saith hee heard that a fflemish Vessell that came from
ffalmouth the same day the Anne came thence was cast away the same night that the Anne was, and on
the same Coast And further cannot Answer.