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value of .150. Crownes for his favour in that behalfe. And saith that whilst
this deponent was so deteyned att Messina the sayd shipp the Lyon having
by meanes of the sayd Governor and his contrivance gayned in intelligents
of this deponents lyeing there with his shipp of warr gott safe into Amsterdam
this deponent afterwards understood as well by letters from thence as by
some of the Dutch themselves formerly dismist by this deponent, and
sent, from Messina to meet with the Lyon as aforesayd. And further
he cannot depose.

To the eighth and nynth he saith that in order to the further preiudice of of this
deponent and to the disservice of this Commonwealth the sayd Governor and
Magistrates of Messina tooke and imprisoned John Merrick master of the
Saint Peter and Lorenzo Michell a Spaniard Corporall of the Harry
Bonadventure and deteyned them in priosn till this deponent had made
shift to gett out to sea with his said shippes. And moreover saith that
they the sayd Governor and Magistrates of Messina to hinder this deponent
from gaining intelligence seized upon, his ffelensa and Companie XX
belonging, and halled the sayd ffelensa a shoare, and imprisoned th
Company thereof, and suffered them not to returne to this deponent to
serve in the ymployment wherein he had hired them and the said ffelensa
at sparate of 80 dollars p month. and saith that to prevent this deponent
getting out from Messina and to entrapp him and his sayd shipps XXX
sayd Governor and Magistrates did seize and imprison severall pilotts
belonging to the sayd port of Messina, and used them with ?Severity to
force them to confesse that this deponent had Landed goods contrary to
the rules of that port, and soemuch this deponent was given to understand
from his freinds in Messina, who advised this deponent to use his best
diligence to gett both his shipps out of that port, advising withall that
the sayd Governor and Magistrates had forced the said pilotts to confess
that this deponent had landed the Chests of quicksylver, in order to
bring this deponent and his sayd shipps especially the prize shipp in ?danger
And otherwise he cannot depose.

To the tenth he saith that hereupon, and the Pilotts of Messina not daring
to conduct this deponents sayd shipps out of that port, he att an extraordinary
price hired a Bandito to pilott his sayd shipps the Harry Bonadventure
and Saint Peter from Messina, upon or about the 12th day of June 1653
last past, And being out att sea gott sayle and carryed the sayd shipps
alonst the Coasts of Scicilia intending to reach Tunnys (sic) as soone as ?was
possible according to the sayd Mr Longlands former Order, still in force and
continued, howebit he saith the winds being contrary he could not
steere to the Southward of the ?Barre of Messina, but was forces to beare XX
the Northwards alongst the Coasts of Scicily as afored. And otherwise cannot

To the eleventh he saith that the sayd shippes the Harry Bonadventure and Saint
Peter after 12 or 13 dayes being att sea, the winds crosse, and sayling along
the Coasts of Scicily, This deponent and his Company espied off of Trapany
under the Isles there 7 dutch shipps, which afterwards proved to be XX