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finding themselves in danger resolved to putt into the Port of Trapany
to preserve themselves, and accordingly did so, and gott in and anchored
both their said shipps within pistoll shott of the ffort of Trapanie.
this deponent being the?n present and knoweing and seeing the premisses

To the 13th. article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith that the sayd dutch
shipps following in upon the Harry Bonadventure and Saint Peter, Captaine
Swanley aforesayd, sent his Corporall aforesayd being a Spaniard to
treat with the Governor of Trapanie, and to know whether he would
protect the sayd two shipps the Harry Bonadventure and Saint Peter as
shipps apptaining to the English, and accordingly the sayd Corporall
went and att his returne ?told the sayd Captaine Swanley, that the sayd Governor
bade him rest secure, and that he and his said shipps should be protected there, And saith
the premisses happened about an howre before the sayd dutch shipps entred
the Port. which he knoweth being then present in the sayd Port. And
otherwise cannot depose.

To the 14. he saith that upon the approach of the sayd dutch ffleet which
was Commanded by Young Van Trump, there came a Messenger from
the Governor of Trapany bidding Captaine Swanley and his Companie not
to feare the sayd approach of Van Trump, for that he should not
molest the English in that Port, and with all saying that the Governor
did Commande that there should be noe shott made by the sayd Captaine
Swanley or his Companie in that Port. And further saith that att
the same tyme he this deponent observed two boates to passe to and
fro betwixt the sayd dutch ffleet and Trapany, and that the sayd
Van Trump upon the comeing of one of the sayd boates to him did
immediately wi?th .6. sayle of shipps make into the mould or Port of
Trapany and notwithstanding the Governors sayd promises of protection
boarded the Saint Peter aforesayd with two of his shipps, and the Harry
Bonadventure with four of his sayd shipps, and there by possessed XXX
of the sayd Harry Bonadventure, and the Saint Peter and her lading
lyeing within pistoll shott of the ffort of Trapanie as aforesayd - All
which this deponent knoweth to be true seeing the sayd passages and
being taken Prisoner in the henry Bonadventure att the same tyme
by the Dutch videlicet upon or about the 25th day of June English stile
And otherwise cannot depose.

To the 15th. he saith that att the tyme of the sayd seizure there were
some gunnes shott off from the fforts of Trapanie, with powder
onely and without bullet, which this deponent well knoweth by the
smoake, and sound or report thereof, and beleiveth the sayd shott was
made for a colour onely, and knoweth there was noe execution done upon
the dutch or their shipps. And otherwise cannot depose.

To the 16th he saith he cannot depose.

To the 17th he saith that the sayd Van Trump when he went off from Trapany
after the sayd surprizeall of the harry Bonadventure and Saint Peter
saluted the Governor, and Towne of Trapany in the hearing of this
deponent with .7. Gunnes. and struck his flagg allso as this deponent
hath credibly heard. And otherwise cannot depose.