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To the .16th he saith he cannot depose.

To the 17th he saith that att such tyme as the Governour of Trapanies ffelensa
or boat arrived att van Tramps shipp about an howre before the seizure aforesayd
hee this deponent observed that the sayd van Tramp struck his flagg and
shott .4. or .5. gunnes and ymmediately made upp into the Port to make the
seizure as aforesayd. And saith that after the seizure when he departed from
the sayd Port, hee the sayd van Tr[?u]mp saluted the Governour and Towne of
Trapany with severall gunnes and further he cannot depose.

To the 18th he saith he cannot depose

To the .19th he saith and deposeth that being taken prisoner att Trapany as
aforesayd, he this deponent was first putt and deteyned aboard the little
Saint Marke one of the sayd Dutch men of warr, and being there aboard and
in Companye with the Purser thereof he heard him the sayd Purser say in
the English tonhue, that himselfe the sayd Purser in the behalfe of and
by order from the sayd Van Trump had payd and delivered to the Governour
of Trapanie fifteene hundred duckatts as a gift or present for leave
and permission for the sayd dutch shipps to enter the sayd Port and there
to surprize and take the sayd 2 shipps the Harry Bonadventure and
Saint Peter with their lading from the English. And further saith that not
long after he this deponent was removed out of the Little Saint Marke into
the Admirall commannded by the sayd Van Trump, and there heard severall
scotchmen Irishme, and dutchmen speaking the English tongue say and
affirme that the sayd Van Trump did send the sayd Governour of Trapany
fifteene or sixteene hundred duckatts by the hands of the Purser of the little
Saint Marke for liberty to make the seizure aforesayd. And otherwise he cannot

To the 20th he saith The sayd shipp the Harry Bonadventure was of the burthen
of 350 tonnes or thereabouts and was an able strong shipp and compleatly
in all respects fitted for a Mann of warr with 42 gunnes and 6 monethes
provisions for 100 men, and great store of powder and bullet and
weapons and munition of all sorts requisit and had in her about 63 baggs
of anniseeds which had bene taken out of the gunn deck of the Saint Peter
and allso severall goods and necessaries belonging to the sayd Captaine
Swanly and Companie of good value. And this deponent for his owne
part and upon his owne Accompt had goods and Clothes in the sayd shipp att the
tyme of seizure of the cleare value of twenty pounds sixteene shillings
sterling; and expended in his Journey from Leghorne to England the
summe of .5li 14 s sterling according to a schedule of the sayd goods and
expences annexed to the sayd allegation, over and besides his losse of tyme
amounting to 4 li. 10 s sterling. And saith he knoweth not the value of the
sayd shipp, nor the losses that others sustayned by the sayd seizure. And
othrwise cannot depose.

To the 21th he saith that the losse of the sayd shipps the Harry Bonadventure
and Saint Peter and their lading was occasioned by the fraud and injurious
practises of the sayd Governour of Trapany, as this deponent beleiveth
for the reasons aforesayd. And otherwise cannot depose.

Repeated before Doctor Clarke/
and Doctor Godolphin./.

Richard R Claton
his marke [MARKE, RH SIDE]