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To the 10. 11. 12 and 13. hee saith that the sayd shipps the harry Bonadventure
and Saint Peter sett sayle from Messina upon or about the 12th day of January 1653
toward Tunis by order of Mr Longland Agent for this Commonwealth att
Leghorne, and sayling along the Coasts of Scicily after ?13 dayes sayle
espied 7 dutch men of Warr under the Islands before Trapany
and three merchant dutch shipps comeing from TRapany, and
saith that thereupon Captaine Swanley and Companie resolved to putt into
Trapany being a place subiect to the sayd King of Spaine and accordingly did so, and by the order of the Captain
of the Castle there, who promised them protection anchored with both
the sayd shipps within pistoll shott of the ffort there, and saith that the
Governour of Trapany did likewise afterwards promise the sayd
Captaine Swanley and his sayd two shipps protection and security against
the sayd dutch shipps which followed on upon the harry Bonadventure
and Saint Peter aforesayd toward the ?Saint ?Porto of Trapany, this deponent
being present and hearing the aforesayd Spanish Corporall make
interpretation of and declare the effect of the sayd Governours promise
And otherwise cannot depose.

To the 14th he saith that soone after the premisses and before the sayd dutch shipps
entred the Port there came a Messenger in a boat to the sayd Captaine Swanley from
the Governour of Trapany, and in the Governours name Commanded the sayd
Swanley and Company that they should not make any shott, for that they
were in the Chamber of his master the King of Spaine and should
receyve noe injury there by the dutch, and withall sayd he was goeing from
the sayd Governour to the sayd Van Trump with order to tell him that he should
not attempt any thing against the English in that Port. And saith the
sayd Messenger went off immediately towards Trumps shipps, and this
deponent att the same tyme observed abother boat with one man sitting
in the sterne thereof passe of from van Trumps shipp to Trapany. And
he saith that ymmediately upon the Arivall of the Governours sayd Messenger
att the dutch shipps he this deponent observed Van Trump advance
and come on with 6 sayle of his shipps into the mould or port of
Trapany, and saith the sayd Trumpe made upp to the sayd two shipps
and boarded the Saint Peter with 2 of his dutch shipps and the harry
Bonadventure with four of his sayd shipps, and thereby became possessor
of the sayd harry Bonadventure, and Saint Peter, and their Ladeing respectively
all which this deponent knoweth being then present and taken prisoner in the
harry Bonadventure., and otherwise cannot depose.

To the .15.th 16 17th. and 18th he saith that whilest the sayd attempt and surprizeall by the dutch
was made there were some Gunnes shott off from the ffort of Trapany att Random and without any hurt or
execution done upon the dutch or their shipps; all which wad done for
a colour onley, which this deponent the rather beleiveth for that the sayd
Trump and his shipps together with the harry Bonadventure and Saint Peter
taken by him as aforesayd rode two dayes under Command of the Castle
of Trapany without molestation, this deponent being then a prisoner aboard
the Saint Marke one of the sayd Trumps shipps. and in that tyme saw allso
two dutch merchants shipps come off without molestation from Trapany
after the sayd seizure. And otherwise he cannot depose.

To the 19th. he saith he cannot depose.