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Men of Warr under the Command of Young Van Trump, and three Sayle more
of dutch shipps comeing out of Trapanie. And otherwise cannot depose

To the 12th he saith that upon eight of the sayd dutch shipps he this deponent with
the advise of his officers resolved that the best meanes they could take for
the preservation of themselves and their syd shipps was to putt into the
port of Trapanie being a port or place scituat in the sayd isle of Scicily
and subiect to the sayd King of Spaine. And accordingly this deponent
did putt in there, and anchored both the sayd shipps the Harry Bonadventure
and Saint Peter within pistoll shott of the ffort or Castle of Trapanye. And
otherwise cannot depose.

To the 13th he saith that the sayd dutch shippes followeing upon the Harry
Bonadventure and Saint Peter, before the sayd dutch shipps entred the sayd
port, This deponent John Merick master of the Saint Peter, and the sayd
Lorenzo Michael a Spaniard went to the Governor of Trapany and made
knowne to him their condition and requested his favour and protection of
them and their sayd shipps against the dutch shipps., And the sayd Governor
did thereupon promise protection accordingly saying that this deponent and
his sayd shipps being in the Chamber and under the standard of
his master the King of Spaine were and should be safe and secure
or spake words to the selfe same effect and purpose in the presence and hearing
and to the understanding of this deponent, and moreover sayd that
he would send a messenger to the sayd Van Trump to forbidd him
to enter that Port or there to disturbe this deponent and his
sayd shipps. And otherwise he cannot depose saving he saith that sending his sayd Corporall
Lorenzo a second tyme to the Governor aforesd, he the said Governor promissed protection as before but withall
XXXX XXX that he expected a XXXX two ships XX XXX which this deponent promised him accordingly

To the .14.th he saith that ymediately thereupn the sayd Van Trumps shipps
being about halfe a mile off of the harbour the sayd Governor of Trapany
sent a Messenger in a ffolensa to the sayd Van Trump who after his arrivall
there and some short stay returned back to Trapany the Curtaine of the
ffolensa being drawne, for the hiding or concealing of Van Trumps Messenger therein
as this deponent conceyveth. And he saith that upon the returne of the
Governors sayd ffelensa from the dutch shipps the sayd van Trump shott severall
gunnes by way of salutation And more over saith that soone after the returne of the sayd
ddalensa to Trapany, the aforesayd Governo:r sent a Messenger to this
deponent with expresse command upon paine of death not to make any shott
or permitt any to be made in that port; And saith that soone after the
premisses the sayd ffolensa of the Governor went off againe from Trapany
sith the sayd Van Trumps Messenger in her, passing neere this deponents
shipp, And ymmediately upon the arrival of the sayd Messenger att
Vantrump, the sayd dutch men of warr made upp into the port and
two of the sayd dutch men of warr clapped aboard the prise Saint Peter, and
four of the sayd dutch men of warr clapped aboard the Harry Bonadventure
and thereby the Company of the sayd dutch shipps possessed themselves of
both the sayd shippes the Harry Bonadventure and Saint Peter and their
lading, within pistoll shot of the sayd ffort of Trapany. And
otherwise he cannot depose.

To the .15.th he saith that after the sayd seizure was actually made some shott were
made from Trapany but without any execution att all upon the dutch shipps
and to relat the matter onely as this deponent beleiveth And otherwise he
cannot depose saving that one of the sayd Dutchman of Warr was and lay aground
att Trapany neere an howre after the sayd seizure and unmolested.