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him and his Companye not to shoot gunn musquett or pistoll in that
port for that it being a Port of the King of Spaine the saud English
shipps were and should be there safe and secure and saith that the premisses
notwithstanding the sayd Dutch shippes under Command of the sayd Van Trump
came upp into the sayd Port of Trapany and boarded the Saint Peter with [?XXX]
shipps, and the Henry Bonadventure with foure, and so the dutch became [?possessors]
of them both and their lading respectively. And saith that to colour the
busines severall shotts were made from the Castle and fforts of Trapany
most of them with powder onely and all without execution upon the sayd
dutch shipps. And moreover saith that the sayd Van Trump of the
sight of this deponent att his goeing off from Trapany shott severall
gunnes and struck his flagg, and saith that a day after the sayd
seizure two dutch shipps laden with salt of the sight of this deponent
remayned in the sayd Port of Trapany quiet and unmolested. And
further he cannot depose.

To the 19 article of the sauyd allegation this deponent saith that after the tyme of
the seizure of the Harry Bonadventure and Saint Peter by the sayd [?dutch]
shippe as hee hath now deposed, videlicet in the month of July 1652 last
past being att Leghorne in the Company of the Corporall of the sayd
Van Trumps one shipp; He this deponent heard the sayd Corporall
then and there say that the sayd Van Trump gave and payd to the
Governor of Trapany aforesayd the summe of two thousand pistolls
in Gold for the sayd Governous good will to suffer him the sayd
Van Trump to enter the sayd Port of TRapany with his shipps
and make seizure of the sayd shipps the Harry
Bonadventure and Saint Peter. And otherwise cannot depose

To the 20th he saith that the sayd shipp the Harry Bonadventure was
of the burthen of 340 tonnes and upwards, and had 41 gunnes and [?XX]
brasse bases, and was victualled at the tyme of her seizure for 6 monthes
for 100 men, and had aboard her a great quantity of powder and that
part whereof was for the use of the Phenix, Bosse amd Warwick
frigotts or some other shipps of Captaine Badilyes Squadron, And saith
she was an able strong shipp and furnished compleately with all things
requisite as well tackle as weapons and munition of warr for a
warlike expedition, and had aboard 62 baggs of Annieseeds, 7 [?Chests]
of glasses, and one Chest of the weight of halfe a tonne of beades
which said Anniseeds glasses and beades were taken out of the
gunn deck of the sayd prize shipp the Saint Peter. And saith she had
aboard her moreover severall goods and necessaries belonging to the
sayd Captaine Swanley and Company, And this deponent for his owne
part had att the tyme of the sayd seizure goods bought by this deponent
at Smirna, and Clothes to the cleare value of forty nine pounds
ten shillings sterling. And saith that he lost moreover in his Journey
homewards from Livorno by land and expenses in his sayd Journey
ten pounds sterling, and in losse of tyme 4 li sterling. And saith he knoweth
not the value of the sayd shipp nor of the goods and losses of other men
therein. And otherwise he cannot depose, saving he leaveth in the Registry of [?this]
Court a particular of his owne losses which particular he saith was and is true.

To the 21th he saith that he verily beleiveth that the losse of the sayd [?XXXX]