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The 26:th of October 1653.

Examined upon an allegation on the behalfe of the sayd

The clayme of Colonell Thomas Pride and the rest}
of the victuallers of the Navie of this Commonwealth}
for beefe and porke put aboard the Sea fflower}
whereof Thomas Harris was Mr Clements}


John Snowe of Bristoll in the County of
Somerset Agent for the Victualers of the Navie of this Common
Wealth aged 35 years or thereabouts a witness
sworne and examined saith and deposeth as followeth

To the first second and third Articles of the sayd allegation hee saith and
deposeth that hee this deponent hath bin imployed by the arlate Colonell Thomas Proud
and others the victuallers of the Navie of this Commonwealth, to furnish the sayd
Navie with provisions of victualls as their Agent under them for these two yeares last and upwards and did by
their order and appointment provide himselfe lade, and cause his this deponents ?source
to lade on board the Sea fflower arlate whereof the
arlate Thomas Harris was Master, (and alsoe reputed sole Owner)
certayne hogsheads and barrells conteyning in them eleven thousand eight
hundred and twenty, fower pounds peeces of beefe, and eleven thousand
eight hundred and three, two pound peeces of porke, and caused the same
soe to be laded and put on board the sayd shipp about the first day of
may 1653 to be transported from Bristoll arlate to Portsmouth
arlate for the use of this Commonwealth to victuall their Navie there
therewith, and the sayd shipp departed therewith about the Month of
May aforesayd with intente to transporte the same to Portsmouth
aforesayd, the premisses hee the better knoweth for that hee this deponent
bought all the sayd beefe and porke, and sawe the same loaded on board
the sayd shipp at the publique key of Bristoll aforesayd, And saith that
as hee this deponent hath bin certified by letters from the sayd Thomas Harris
the Master of the sayd shipp and alsoe by letters from one mr Manley an
agent alsoe to the sayd Colonell Pride and the other Victualers of the Navie
aforesayd living at Plymouth (which letters hee beleeveth to be true) the sayd
shipp the Sea fflower was in her Course towards Portsmouth mett with
and seized by a dutchman of Warr with the said victuals on board her and by her carried to Saint Malloe in
ffrance, and coming forth to Sea againe from thence with the sayd
Beefe and Porke in her the
sayd shipp the Sea fflower with her sayd victualls or a great part thereof
on board her was retaken by the Saphir ffrigatt arlate and by her
brought into Plymouth arlate where as this deponent beleeveth she
still remayneth and the beefe and porke in her which was taken therewith [XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX]
And further to these articles hee cannot depose.