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the sayd Purser and others of the Company of the Saint Peter did make the sayd
Confessions and declarations freely and voluntarily without any monaies
offered to them or any of them; And further saith that he this deponent saw
severall Letters ?found aboard the said shipp Peter which by the endorsements
thereof were directed to Amsterdam, and severall persons inhabiting there
And otherwise he cannot depose.

To the sixth article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith and deposeth that upon the
taking of the sayd shipp the Saint Peter, she being not able to keepe the sea
and the wind being contrary to goe to Tunis, and the sayd shipp the Harry
Bonadventure being much dammaged in her masts and rigging by reason
of the fight aforesayd, the arlate Captaine Swanley and Company about the
beginning of June last the tyme otherwise he remembreth not
returned with both the sayd shipps into Messina, and there provided
themeselves of masts and other necessaries requisit to in able the sayd shipps
to proceed to Tunis aforesayd, the premisses he knoweth being aboard
the Harry Bonadventure and returning in her to Messina in Company
of the Saint Peter. And otherwise cannot depose-

The seventh article of the sayd allegation this deponent saith and deposeth that the
Governors and Inhabitants of Messina being subiects of the King of Spaine
taking notice that the English had brought thither a prize of great value
taken from the dutch as aforesayd used meanes to dispossesse the sayd
Captaine Swanley and his Company of the sayd Prize, and to that purpose have
intelligence to a Dutch shipp called the Great Lyon that came from Smyrna
and into the Road of Messina
to avoyd the sayd Road much to the preuîudice of the English
And more over saith that he this deponent by the order of Captaine Swanley
after treaty had with the sayd Governor for necessary provisions, to facilitate
that service presented and delivered to the sayd Governor as a present fifty
?Chiqueenes of gold and a faire Chest of Venice glasses, being in all
to the value of 150 Crownes, whereupon the sayd Governor promised the
sayd Captaine Swanley all fitting accomodations, But this deponent saith that
the premisses notwithstanding, the sayd Governor and Inhabitants of Messina
would not nor did suffer the sayd captaine Swanley and Company to fetch
from the shoare the masts which they had provided as aforesayd but kept and deteyned the same
from them, this deponent being an eye witnesse of their deportment and
carriage in that particular. And further he cannot depose.

To the eigth article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith That the sayd Captaine
Swanley thereupon sent John Merrick the leiftenant of the Harry Bonadventure
and him this deponent Corporall thereof a shoare att Messina to procure and
buy fresh pieces of timber as might make their old masts serviceable for
supply of their present necessity, who being come a shoare, he the the (sic) sayd
John Merrick and this deponent were by order of the Governor of Messina and
without any offence given, or iust cause shewed by the Governor cast in to prison
without any examination, and saith the premisses happened in the moneth
of June XX last past. the tyme otherwise he remembreth not. An otherwise
he cannot depose saving, he heard the Governo:r of Messina Don Antonio