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and a bonnett sayle which hee had borrowed of the sayd Croford and
also brought two of the sayd Crofords Company
aboard the Recovery to view the leakes and condition of the sayd shipp,
who at the request of the sayd Bartlett did accordingly make a view
of her and found her soe leakie and insufficient and soe destitute of
tackle and other necessaries that shee was not (as they sayd) in
their Judgment fitt to proceede on her voyage to London without being
first repayred of her leakes and rigging and other necessaries which
shee wanted, and did certifie to that effect under their hands by
a certificate in writing which they gave unto the sayd Bartlett, which
and alsoe told him that they thought it was best for him to beare
up to some of the Islands before hee were gone too farr from them
or to that effect, which done the sayd Crofords two men returned
aboard their owne shipp and the sayd Bartlett still continueing
his resolution to keepe Company with the Gilbert, his Company
told him, that they were soe wearied with pumpeing that they were
not able to continue it longe, and therefore desyred him that hee would
beare up for some of the Islands, as both the sayd Croford and his
men had before advised him to doe, whereupon the sayd Bartlett
answered thus or the like in effect to his company, well, if you cannot
worke any longer in continueing on our Course after the Gilbert, then
make a w[?e]ffe and shoote off a gunne and lett us goe aboard the
Gilbert, but the Company being unwilling to leave the shipp and
goods to perish in the sea, John Bond the Gunner (since deceased)
did lett flye the mayne sheate and an other of the company (whose
name hee remembreth not) bore up the helme, and the whole company
seeing the danger they were in, did by generall consent, make for
Barbados, but could not fetch it, and thereupon made for Antego, and
thereupon the sayd Bartlett seemed to bee displeased presently upon
the bearing up of the helme and makeing towards the Islands, and went
into his Cabin and continued there two or three dayes refusing to
neglecting to take upon him any care of the sayd shipp, but
the shipps Company having with great labour and Continuall
pumpeing brought the sayd shipp within sight of the Islands, the
sayd Bartlett came forth of his Cabbin againe, and tooke upon
him the charge and government of the sayd shipp as formerly, and
helped to sayle her to Antego, whether shee came safe with her
ladeing about the fourteenth or fifteenth day of december 1656 which
was about five or sixe dayes after shee left the Company of the Gilbert
who gave the Recovery one Gunne as a farewell at parting,
And saith that at the arrivall of the Recoverie at Antegoe provisions were