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Perishing in the sea. The premisses hee deposeth being
on board and Gunner of the said ship when the said Disaster
happened, And further hee Cannot: Depose:/:

To the 3d hee saith that Thomas Chevers Master of the said ship.
and the mariners on board her. did upon a serious Consideration
for the safeguard of the said ship and Lading, and men on board
her Cut downe the Ships mainemast by the board; and
Cut away the Tackling thereto belonging and staved
most of her Casks which did much lighten the said Ship
and having now seene and read over the schedule arlate
hee saith that all and Singular the masts sailes, and
Materialls therein mentioned were belonging to the
said Ship, and Cast over board and lost, for the preservation of her
and her Lading, and men in her, and saith they were of his
knowledge worth the severall summes therein
particularly mentioned and set downe, at the time of their
said loosing, amounting in the whole to the summe of
One hundred ffourty two pounds two shillings sterling
And further saith that the mizen saile (which is not set Downe in
the said Schedule) was worth at the time of the said blowing away
about foure pounds, And saith that there is great Damage done
to the Rudder Sterne post and Sterne of the said ship
but cannot estimate the same - And further cannot depose

To the 4th hee saith that During all the time that the
said Storme Continued the Master and Company of the
said Ship did ply their Pumpes. with Great Care Labour
and paines, And Saith that, the water Increasing in her hold they were
Constrained to bring the said Ships Starboard side to the Sea
and the said Ship being then wared her Spritsaile was
blowne away and lost, and the said storme the
next morning abating the Master and mariners through their great
Labour and Paines Cleared her hold: and stoped her Leakes
which hee Deposeth helping and assisting in the premisses
And further hee cannot depose:/:

To the .5th hee saith that the said ship was at her departure from
the Barbadoes, the said voyage; and untill the said Storme
happened, a strong tight and staunch Vessell, and had
Good Decks and was well rigged and fitted with all
manner of materiall for such a voyage and Imployment
and saith she was not over laden the said voyage, And
further deposeth that the foresaid Sheat Anchor, was well
and Sufficiently fastned to the said Ships Side, al Anchors
use to be for ought hee knoweth to the Contrary: And what damage is happened to the said Ship and lading
Came and happened meerely by the said Storme and Tempestious XXXX
and not through Insufficiency of the said Ship. or Carelessenes of or in her Company
or any of them. This hee deposeth for the reasons aforesaid and further cannot depose

To the 6th hee referreth himselfe to the Registry of this Court:/:

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

John L?eipscome [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]