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de Torres say and declare to this deponent being a Spaniard and well and
perfectly understanding the Spanish tongue, that he would not permitt
the Harry Bonadventure to you from Messina till a dutch shipp the XXX
aforesayd were safely arrived there frō Alexandria, and that he kept the
deponent and the sayd John Merick prisoners conXXXXing that Captaine
Swanley would not dept to sea without his Leivetenant and Corporall.
To the .9. article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith that whilest this deponent
and the sayd Merick were deteyned att Messina, the Governor of Messina
or some by his order furnished the dutch formerly of the Saint Peters Compan?y
and released and suffered to goe att Large by Captaine Swanly, with severall
ffXXXXas or boates with ammunition and necessaries to goe aboard the ?Great
Lyon aforesayd a dutch shipp for their further assistance,. And further saith
that the sayd Governor and his people seized and tooke the ?ffolenta or
boate belonging to Captaine Swanly and dispossessed him thereof and still ?XX
detayne the same, and tooke and deteyned seven of the sayd Captaine Swanleys
Company that went a shoare with the sayd boat; and doe still jeepe and
deteyne the sayd seven persons belonging to the ?ffelensa
as this deponent beleiveth, by meanes ?whereof
the sayd Captaine Swanley receyved much prejudice and was deprived of men
to send abroad to gaine intelligence for the better prosecution of his XXXXX
in the service of the Commonwealth. And further he cannot depose.

To the .10:th. he saith that whilest This deponent was a prisoner att Messina
in the moneth of June as aforesayd the tyme otherwise he remembreth not
the sayd Captaine Swanley sett sayle from Messina with the Harry Bonadventure
together with the prize named the Saint Peter and her lading, intending
as soone as was possible to reach Tunis according to the Order of Mr
Longland aforesayd, And this deponent saith that after it was knowne
to the Governo:r aforesd that Captaine Swanley was gone as aforesayd, this
deponent and the sayd Merick were released, and after a day or two
in a shipps boat belonging to another prize shipp taken by the ?English
overtooke the Harry Bonadventure upon the Coast of Sicily in her XXX
for Tunis, and then understood the manner of their comeing of ?from
Messina and their intended designe for Tunnis as aforesayd. And
otherwise cannot depose.

To the eleventh article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith and deposeth
that about 12 dayes after the sayd shipps the Harry Bonadventure and
the sayd prize the Saint Peter departed from Messina upon their course
towards Tunis the winds being something crosse, and sailing along
the Coast of Sicilia they espied seven sayle of dutch shipps under
the Isles off of the Port of Trapany in Scicily, and three sayle more
of dutch shippes comeing out of the sayd Port of Trapany. This deponent
being aboard the Harry Bonadventure att the tyme of the sayd Dutch
shipps were discovered by this deponent and the rest of the Company of
the sayd two shipps. And otherwise cannot depose,


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