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of the Saint Peter and Lorenzo Michael a Spaniard, Corporall of the Harry
Bonadventure, and kept them in prison a fortnight or there abouts. by
meanes of which injurious dealing of the sayd Governor and Magistrates of
Messina the service of this Commonwealth receyved great preiudice. And
otherwise he cannot depose.

To the 10th 11th and 12th he saith that after the sayd shipps the Harry Bonadventure
and Saint Peter were sett out to sea from Messina and about Midsommer day last past, the tyme hee
otherwise remembreth not the sayd Captaine Swanly espying .7. dutch men
of warr and 3 dutch marchants men off of Trapany, for preserving the
sayd shipps putt into Trapany a place subiect to the sayd King of Spaine and
brought both his sayd shipps to an anchor within pistoll shott of the
Castle of Trapanie, which this deponent knoweth being then present and
aboard the Harry Bonadventure. and otherwise cannot depose.

To the 13.th he saith and deposeth. that the sayd dutch shippes under the
Commande of the arlate young Van Trump, followeing the Harry Bonadventure
and Saint Peter toward the Port of Trapany, the sayd Captaine Swanley went
a shoare and tooke with him Lorenzo Michael the sayd Spanish Corporall
and sent him to speake with the Governour of Trapany to request his [?XXX]
and protecttion against the sayd Dutch shipps, And this deponent heard
the sayd Corporall att his Returne say and declare that the sayd Governour
had undertaken to protect and preserve the sayd shipps the Harry Bonadventure
and Saint Peter, against the dutch, and that the English should not [?XXX]
shoot or make any disturbance in that Port. And otherwise he cannot depose.

To the 14.th he saith that before such tyme as the Harry Bonadventure
and Saint Peter came to an anchor in the Port of Trapany He this deponent
saw and observed some boates to passe to and fro betwixt Van Trump
and Trapany, and saith he heard the sayd Corporall of the Harry Bonadventure
call Captaine Swanley that the sayd Governour of Trapany had sent [?speciall]
Order that the sayd Captaine and Company should not under paine of death
shoot somuch as a pistoll in the sayd Port, for that they were safe [?XXX]
And saith that the premisses notwithstanding the sayd Van Trump
entred the Port of Trapany with his men of warr, and with two
shipps Clappt aboard the Saint Peter, and with five shipps Clappt aboard
the Harry Bonadventure lying as aforesayd within pistoll shot of
the Castle of Trapany, And thereby became possessed of the sayd shippes
the Harry Bonadventure and Saint Peter, and their respective lading which
this deponent knoweth being Cooke of the Harry Bonadventure and
taken prisoner in her the tyme predeposed, videlicet upon or about [?MXXXX]
day last past the tyme otherwise he remembreth not. And otherwise he cannot

To the fifteenth he saith that to colour the matter there were att the
tyme of the sayd seizure severall shott made from the Castle and [?fort]
of Trapany which by the sound or report thereof, and for that [?XXXXX]
execution att all was to be made with powder onely and without bulletts
and somuch was then likewise taken notice of by others of the Company
of the Harry Bonadventure. And otherwise he cannot depose.