To the twelfth and thirteenth articles of … To the twelfth and thirteenth articles of the sayd allegation Hee saith and deposeth<br />
that the sayd Henry Powell in the premisses did as this deponent conceyveth<br />
as became a Christian man in charity and a prudent man to doe and left<br />
behind him .16. men to worke in the unlading of the ''Recoveryes'' goodes amnd<br />
new stowing them in the ''Hopewell'', and att his goeing to Barbados<br />
gave them expresse order to ply the sayd worke, and the sayd .16. neb did<br />
ply their worke accordingly with their utmost dilience this deponent seeing and observing the same and beleiveth<br />
they did asmuch as if the sayd Powell and his other 4 men had bene with them<br />
and that incase they had bene all ymployed in the sayd worke they could<br />
not have performed it before the seizure of the sayd shipps by Prince<br />
Rupert as aforesayd. And otherwise he cannot depose.
To the fourteenth article of the sayd allegation this deponent saith and deposeth that the<br />
sayd Henry Powell did stay with the sayd shipp, till the 28th day of<br />
October 1652. videlicet till within two dayes of the seizure thereof, and kept his<br />
men so hard att worke to gett the aforesayd goods out of the ''Recovery'' into the<br />
''Hopewell'' that diverse of his Company did in the hearing of this deponent<br />
complayne that he would kill them with excessive labour, and the sayd Powell<br />
himselfe of the sight of this deponents did in his owne person take great paines therein,<br />
and helped to unlade and relade the sayd goods neglecting noe tyme<br />
or care in the doeing thereof. And othrwise cannot depose.
To the fifteenth article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith that for ought he<br />
knoweth or could observe teh sayd henry Powell did not att any tyme<br />
leave his shipp otherwise than as aforesayd or neglected any tyme in fishing<br />
or about other busines, howbeit he saith he did within the sayd tyme<br />
severall nights spend about an howre or two and not more in casting the<br />
nett for Tutrles, which he saith was a convenient and usefull provision<br />
for the shipps Company and done towards night onely, and after such<br />
tyme as he had so rdered every mans worke and busines, that noe tyme<br />
was thereby lost, the premisses this deponent knoweth being present and seeing<br />
and taking notice thereof.
To the sixteenth article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith that he hath knowne<br />
the arlate henry Powell for theis 20 yeares now past and for all the<br />
sayd tyme the sayd Powell hath bene a Master of a shipp and hath had<br />
the reputation of honest able diligent and Industrious Seaman in the<br />
discharge of his office and Trust, and one that hath bene observed to<br />
be very diligent in keeping his men to their worke, and carefull and<br />
conscientious in paying them heir wages, and somuch this deponent<br />
having often sayled in Company with him hath seene and observed<br />
by him and for his part never saw observed or heard and thing to<br />
the Contrary. And otherwise hee cannot depose.
To the last he saith his depositions are true. And otherwise cannot depose.
To the Crosse Interrogatoryes.
To the first he saith he understandeth well the nature of an Oath and the danger<br />
of periury. And saith the shipp ''Hopewell'' arrived att Antego upon the .14. day<br />
of October 1652. and was seized by Prince Rupert the 30th day of the<br />
same moneth after she had there bene 16. dayes.
Toth after she had there bene 16. dayes.