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Company taken out of her, and thereby Captaine Swanley Commander of the
harry Bonadventure became possessed of her the Saint Peter, and her lading. And saith the
Saint Peter was of the burthen of 350 tonnes and upwards and was full laden with
rich commodities Quick sylver Rice, Currants Anniseeds Venice glasses and
other goods, and was worth with her lading by the report of some of her
Company speaking broken English the summe of one hundred and twenty thousand
pounds sterling, And saith he heard diverse of her Company say and declare that
she the Saint Peter was a dutch shipp, and that she was bound for Amsterdam and
that she was there to discharge her lading for the Accompt of Merchants
Inhabitants of Amsterdam. All which this deponent knoweth being Quartermaster
of the harry Bonadventure, and being present att and seeing and hearing
the passages aforesayd as he hath now declared. And otherwise cannot depose.

To the 6. 7. 8. and 9th articles of the sayd allegation This deponent saith. that the sayd shipps
the harry Bonadventure and Saint Peter being both hurt in the sayd ffight the
arlate Captaine Swanley returned back againe with them to Messina and
there provided two masts for them, but was not permitted to make use of them
by the Governour and Magistrates of Messina Citty under Command of the King of Spaine and saith that John Merrick
the master of the prize the Saint Peter, and Lorenzo Michell a Spaniard
Corporall of the harry Bonadventure were by the sayd Governour
and Magistrates seized upon in Messina and detained prisoners four
or five dayes as this deponent remembreth. And further saith that
the sayd Governour and Magistrates did likewise seize and deteyne a
ffalensa and Company to her belonging which the sayd Captaine Swanley
had hired to attend his Mann of warr, for the gaining of Intelligence
and other service, and saith the seizure and detention of the sayd ffelensa and her men
was very much to the preiudice of the sayd Captaine Swanley and his Company and
to the disservice of the Commonwealth. All which this deponent knoweth being
Quarter master of the harry Bonadventure and present with her att Messina
when the premisses happened. And otherwise cannot depose.

To the 10th. 11th 12th and 13th hee saith that the sayd Captaine Swanley about the 11th or 12th
day of June last departed from Messina with his sayd shipps the harry
Bonadventure and Saint Peter, and sayling along the Coasts of Scicily espied
upon the 25th day of June last past in the morning amongst or under the Isles of Trapany .7. sayle of ducth men of warr
and three dutch merchants shipps in the road of Trapany, and thereupon for his
security from the sayd Dutch shipps putt into Trapany, and anchored both
the sayd shipps harry Bonadventure and Saint Peter within pistoll shott of
the Castle of Trapany. And saith that ymmediately thereupon he the sayd
Captaine Swanley John Merrick and lorenzo Michall the Spaniard went ashoare
into Trapany, and att their returne declared to this deponent and others of
the sayd shipps Company, that they had bene with the Governour of Trapanie
and that he had promised them and their sayd shipps protection against the sayd
dutch shipps, which this deponent knoweth being then present aboard the
harry Bonadventure in the sayd Port of Trapany. And otherwise cannot

To the 14. 15. 16. 17. and 18th he saith that after the premisses this deponent
saw and observed some boates to passe to and fro betweene Trapany and the sayd
Dutch shipps which were Commanded by young Van Trump. And saith the
sayd Governour of Trapany sent a Messenger to the sayd Captaine Swanley requiring