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her, had they not in obeissance as aforesaid Lowred sailes, and attended
the said English frigatt, And this hee saith and affirmeth. to be true and
notorious of this deponents sight and certaine knowledge

To the 7th and 8th articles of the said Allegation hee saith, That presently
upon the said Capture made by the said English friggatt, the Captaines of
the said frenchman of warr went aboard the said friggatt and demanded the
said shipp fortune and Ladeing as a Prize of right to them belonging, but
being denyed the same went shortly after, aboard the English then Commander
in chief rideing in the downes about two leagues distant from the said
seizure, where having also demanded the said shipp fortune and Lading
as their just and lawfull Prize, the said Commander: (as this deponent underst[?andeth GUTTER]
from the said Captaine Bonnard upon his returne) told them hee must
write to London about it, and if hee received order from his Superiors
to restore the same to the said french Captaines hee would doe it, otherwise
hee could not discharge her being shee was boarded and taken by the
English, or to that or the Like effect, And further cannot depose

To the 9th hee saith, the said shipp Goulden Eagle was and is a shipp of
about 100. tunnes burthen, having aboard her about 100. eaters, and 12
gunns, and the said shipp Mary Royall was and is of the burthen of
about 70. tonnes, and had aboard her at the time aforesaid about 100. eaters
and nine peeces of Ordnance, and that either of the sayd shipps alone was
sufficiently able to have taken the shipp fortune, if they had not
bin hindred and retarded by the English as aforesaid, The reasons of
his knowledge hee hath predeposed/

To the 10th hee saith, That as this deponent and contests have observed justlie
their late coming to London, the said shipp fortune being unladen in the
Port, had in her a lading of wynes and brandewine of Nantes, and
were certainely bound for fflanders as aforesaid. but to whom consigned
or for whose particular accompt or accompts hee saith hee knoweth not
And further cannot depose./

To the last hee saith his foregoing deposition is true

To the Crosse Interrogatories/:- [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith, hee never knew the shipp fortune interrate
till the time of the chase and seizure predeposed

To the second, hee saw not the lading nor knoweth any of the [?persons interate GUTTER]

To the third hee referreth To his foregoeing deposition, And further knoweth [?not GUTTER]

To the 4th hee saith hee was not aboard the shipp fortune interrate,
And therefore cannot depose./

To the 5th hee saith, the said seizure was made about a league from
the English coast, but not under the Command of any English fort nor
Castle; nor under shott of any English shipp or shipps of warr lyeing
at anchor for the defence of this Commonwealth./

To the 6th hee saith, the said frenchmen of warr never deserted the [?pXXXX GUTTER]
aforesaid, till the Capture predeposed, and that their further pursuite
of the fortune was about a league distance from the English Coast
but not under any such Command or shott as is interrate:-/

Repeated in Court with his precontests/

Feban Merchier [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]