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frigott) throwe some of the sayd letters and papers over board into the
Sea, and being questioned by the sayd Captaines brother and the Purser
and asked why hee did soe the sayd Bernard Johnson answered in this deponents
presence and hearing and sayd they were rogues letters that raled against
him and therefore hee had throwne them over board, or words to that
effect And further hee cannot depose./

To the 13th hee saith that before the seizure of the Nicholas and her ladeing
there was open warr betweene England and Spaine and the subiects of each
of them./

To the 14th hee saith hee referreth him selfe to his foregeoing deposition
and to the lawe And saith hee cannot depose

To the last hee saith his foregeoing deposition is true/

Repeated the same day before doctor Godolphin/

Richard Jones [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


To the Interrogatories brought in the 18th day of ffebruary: 1657.


To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee cometh to testifie in this cause at the request
of Mr Walter Adams the brother of the sayd Captaine Adams and saith hee saw [the GUTTER]
Nicholas at the tyme of her seizure neere Cape Saint Vincent hee being then C[orporall GUTTER]
aboard the Maydston ffrigott which seized her there and saith shee was a dutch
shipp as hee beleeveth by her mould and saith hee hath had noe profitt by her seizure
nor knoweth whether he shall receave any profitt thereby if shee be made prize
and further hee cannot answere./

To the 2 Interrogatorie hee saith hee sawe fower wounded men of the Company of the
Nicholas which were cured by the Chirurgion of the Maydstone frigott, but the
names hee knoweth not but heard them as hee hath predeposed saye that Barnard
Johnson the Master of the Nicholas soe stabbed and wounded them because they would
not fight against the Maydstone ffrigott and saith one of them was an Irish man
an other a Scott and the other two fflemings And further to these this Interrogatorie hee
cannot depose./

To the 3 hee saith hee cannot answere more particulerly thereto then in his foregoeing
deposition hee hath declared./

To the 4th hee saith saving his foregoeing deposition hee cannot further answere

To the 5th hee saith hee cannot answere knowing nothing nor having heard
anything to the effect Interrogate./

To the 6th hee saith hee beleeveth that it is a frequent thing with the Turkes to
hange out English and all meanes of Colours to make advantage there
for seizure of shipps And further to this Interrogatorie hee cannot answere having [?not GUTTER]
heard to the effect of the rest of the contents thereof./

To the 7th hee saith hee can understand Spanish and speake it a little though
not fluently And saith hee sawe Barnard Johnson goe into the
Cabin at the tyme of the storme before mentioned, and soone after did
himselfe goe into the Cabbin and sound him there and Samuell Adams
the Captaine brother and John Tilston aforesayd with him and heard them
[XayX] him about throwing over board of papers as aforesayd and heard him
confesse the same in manner aforesayd which his confession was in broken Spa[?nish GUTTER]
and saith it was in the evening And further saving his foregoeing deposition
hee cannot answere:/