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To the seventh he saith he heard the sayd Captaine Swanley say att Messina
that he sent that tyme a present in Gold, and a Case of glasses to the
Governor of Messina, and that the sauyd Governor did promise him all XXX
accomodations. But saith the sayd Governor and Jurats of Messina being
subiects of the King of Spaine the premisses notwithstanding would not
permitt the sayd Captaine Swanly to make use of the masts he had soe
provided a shoare but kept and deteyned the same from him. XXXX
this deponent knoweth for the resaons aforesayd and being then in the
port of Messina. And otherwise cannot depose.

To the eighth he saith that the master of the Saint Peter John Merrick and [?the GUTTER]
Corporall of the harry Bonadventure Lorenzo Michael a Spaniard [XXX GUTTER]
about the same tyme sent a shoare to provide some necessaries [XXX GUTTER]
Governour and Jurats of the sayd Citty of Messina without any [XXX GUTTER]
given that this deponent ever knew or heard of cast into prison and
there detayned 10. or 12 dayes and were not released nor dismissed nor
came to the sayd shipps againe till they were gone out to sea from
Messina which he knoweth for the reasons aforesayd And
otherwise cannot depose.

To the 9th he saith that during the Stay of the sayd two shipps at Messina
the sayd Governour and Juratts seized a ffelensa and 6 or 7 men [?to the GUTTER]
same belonging, and kept and deteyned the same from Captaine
Swanly who had formerly hired the sayd ffelensa there to s[?erve ?her]
for monly pay att the rate of eighty ducketts per month, to [XXX GUTTER]
and attend upon the harry Bonadventure and to goe out upon all
occasions to gaine Intelligence for him; And saith the taking and
detayning of the sayd ffelensa and her men by the sayd Governour
and Juratts was much to the disservice of this Commonwealth, and [XX GUTTER]
occasion of the losse of the harry Bonadventure and Saint Peter [?there GUTTER]
after ensued. which he knoweth being Purser of the harry
Bonadventure the tyme aforesayd. And otherwise cannot depose.

To the 10. 11. and 12th he saith that on or about the 13th day of June 1653
the sayd Captaine Swanley departed with his sayd two shipps to sea and
sayling along the Coasts of Scicily for Tunis after 12 dayes [?espied GUTTER]
off of Trapany amongst the Isles 7 sayle of dutch shipps and [XXX GUTTER]
more comeing under sayle from the Road of Trapany, and thereupo
for this preservation made in for Trapany a Port Towne subiect [?to GUTTER]
the sayd King of Spaine and scituat in the Isle of Scicilia whereon
Messina also standeth, and brought both the sayd shipps the harry
Bonadventure and Saint Peter to an anchor within pistoll shott of the
Castle of Trapany, this deponent being present and seeing and [?knoweing GUTTER]
the premisses to be true. And otherwise cannot depose.

To the 13th he saith that ymediately upon the arrivall of the sayd two shipps
att Trapany the sayd Captaine Swanley, John Merrick and Lorenzo Michaell
went a shoare to the Governour of Trapanie, and att their returne to the
shipboard did acquaint this deponent and others of the shipps Companie
that they had bene with the sayd Governour to know if he would [?protect GUTTER]
them in the sayd Port againts the sayd dutch shipps, and that the sayd
Governour had promised them and their shipps protection according to [XX GUTTER]
Request and deman. And othewise cannot depose.