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for his owne use and Accompt of the Cleare value of twenty pounds Sterling.
And further saith that the sayd shipp the harry Bonadventure with her tackle
and furniture gunnes armes and munition, plate and money on bord her att
the tyme of seizure together with merchant goods aboard her in tokens
and the goods and merchandizes of this deponent and his shipps Company aboard
her together with the value of her fredome for Zant did amount unto
and were of the cleeare value together allso with this deponents and
others of the shipps Company Journeys home for England, of the summe of
fourteen thousand pounds sterling, And saith that the dammage in the sayd
shipp the harry Bonadventure cannot be made good for a lesse summe
Over and besides the dishonour and disservice done by the sayd seizure to
this Commonwealth which this deponent is not able to value. And further
he cannot depose.

To the 21th he saith. That the losse of the sayd shipps the harry Bonadventure
and allso of the sayd shipp the Saint Peter and all their respective Ladings
was occasioned by the fraud Contrivance violence and injurious practises
of the sayd Governors of Messina and Trapany . And saith he verily
beleiveth that in case he this deponent had not bene abused and wronged
att Messina as hee was nor had had his ffalenca and men there taken from
him and deteyned as they were, Or in case the sayd Governor of
TRapany had not betrayed him as he did, or had protected him this deponent
and his shipps as he might, and ought to have done according to his
promise and the freindshipp betwixt this Commonwealth and his master
the King of Spayne, the sayd shipps the harry Bonadventure and
the sayd prize the Saint Peter and their respective Ladings might and
?should have bene, as they were, taken by the dutch nor lost to the
English. And otherwise he cannot depose./

Repeated before Doctor Clarke)
and Mr Cocke)

Robt Swanleij [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 28th of September 1653.

Emanuel da Croiz against a certaine shipp)
called the Dorsett, and heretofore sometymes)
called the Robert, and before that called the)
Saint Jacob of Duinkerk. ffranklyn Smith)
pfwhich shipp Martin Williams is Captaine)
and Master. ffrancklin Smith)

Examined upon an allegation on the behalfe
of the sayd Emanuel da Croze.


Martin Williams of duinkerke in
fflanders Mariner aged two and forty
yeares or thereabouts, a witness sworne
and examined deposeth and saith as followeth.

To the first article of the sayd Allegation This deponent saith and deposeth that in the
monthes of November and december 1652 and for some tyme
before and continually since the sayd Emanuel da Croize was and is and
so ought to be the lawfull Owner and Proprietor of the sayd shipp now
called the dorsett, but here to fore called the Robert, and before that the
Saint Jacob of duinquerqe, and for such the sayd Emanuel da Croiz for all
the tyme aforesayd was and is commonly accompted reputed and taken, the