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fight by the arlate shipps the Advantage and Waterhound being in
the immediat service of this Commonwealth upon the Coast of England
off of beachy some 2 or 3 leagues or thereabouts from the English
shoare, and was in the chase and fight sayling directly up the
English Channelle Eastward, And otherwise cannot depose saving
that it is notorious that in the sayd month of ffebruary and tyme of the
sayd [?surprizall] and for many monthes before there was and is open
warr and hostility betwixt this Commonwealth and the States of the united
provinces and beleiveth the same was well knowne and taken notice
of in Cadiz and [?other] the ports of Spaine and in fflanders and the
ports thereof and in other ports and places beyond the seas, and to
the Master and Company of the Golden Starr:

To the fifth sixth seventh and eighth articles of the sayd allegation This deponent
saith and deposeth that the Master and Company of the sayd shipp the
Advantage about seven of the clock in the morning of the sayd 23th
day of ffebruary sayling to the westward with [?afterly] wind espyed
att a great distance a shipp sayling with a good gale to the Eastward
which afterwards proved to be the arlate shipp the Golden Starr, and
finding that the sayd ship did [?weather] the Advantage, and desiring
to know what she might be to this intent to make a discovery putt
out the Holland Colours upon the Advantage, and thereupon finding
that the sayd shipp Golden Starr bore [?upp] toward the Advantage and
being come within shott the sayd Holland colours were taken downe and
the colours of this Commonwealth putt out upon the sayd shipp or frigot
the Advantage being about the distance of halfe a mile from the
Golden Starr, and the sayd Colours of this Commonwealth being so putt
out a gun was immediately discharged to demaand the usuall and
accustomed homage due to the shipps of this Commonwealth, but there
was noe respect shewed thereto by the sayd Golden Starr, but whereas
she had before borne up to the Holland colours, as soon as the English colours
were displayed she stood off to her former course whereupon the Advantage
frigot made towards her and betwixt eight and nyme of the Clock of the
same day came upp with her and haled her and required her to submitt
her selfe to be visited as she ought to doe, and to strike to the Parliament
of England and to send their boat aboard the Advantage but answer was returned that they had noe boat in the
Golden Starr to send as the Captaine of the Advantage desired; and young
Captaine Mills Commander of the Advantage againe commanded them to strike
and bring their fore sayles to the mast that they might be visited, but
the Captaine and Company of the Golden Starr refused so to doe, and the
sayd Captaine took his Cuttleaxe and waved it over his head and bad
the sayd Mills come under his Lee thereby intimating that he would not
strike but rather fight it out, which things being passed as aforesayd
Captaine Mills commanded a gunn to be fired which was done accordingly but