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sayd Emanuel de Croiz really and actually till about ten weekes agoe
that the sayd James Taswell gott the possession thereof by force and
violence. And fruther he cannot depose

To the seventh article of the sayd allegation this deponent saith he doth not know
or ever heard that the sayd Emanuel de Croiz or any for him or by his
order did make any sale or transport of the sayd shipp unto the sayd James Taswell, nor
did the sayd James Taswell or any for him ever pay any money att
all or any other consieration for the same unto the sayd Emanuel de
Croiz that this deponent ever heard knoweth or beleiveth, And otherwise
saving his depositions to the three next subsequent aArticles he cannot

To the eighth articel of the sayd allegation This deponent saith and deposeth
that all the right or title so farr as this deponent ever heard which the
sayd James Taswell did or doth pretend to the sayd shipp was and is
by colour of a Bill of sale pretended to be made thereof to him by this
deponent, And this deponent hath severall tymes heard the sayd Taswell
confesse and affirme that he hath not any title [?or] to the sayd shipp
but by the sayd pretended Bill of sale onely. And otherwise cannot depose

To the nynth and tenth he saith that he this deponent never had any
power direction or Authority from the sayd Emanuel de Croiz to make
any bill of ale of or for the sayd shipp. Howbeit This deponent
saith that after his Arivall att Cowes as aforesayd videlicet within
three or four dayes as he now remembreth the tyme, the sayd James
Taswell takeing a phancy and good likeing of the sayd shipp as he
pretended, treated with this deponent to ymploy the sayd shipp as a
private Man of warr in the service of this Commonwealth in the name
of him the sayd James Taswell as ymployer of her, he the sayd
James Taswell then having as he sayd, a Commission graunted
him by warrant from the right honourable the Councell of State for the
setting forth of a private Mann of warr: And this deponent
saith that after treaty, he did accept of the sayd Taswells proposalls
and did agree to serve for him with his shipp as a private man of
warr upon termes and conditions that the sayd Taswell finding victuall and provisions should have one third part of this deponent and Company [?mXXX] 3d part And saith the better
to accommodat the sayd James Taswell in this ymployment he did
att the earnest request and sollicitation of the sayd James Taswell
make signe and seale a Bill of sale for the sayd shipp, from
which tyme the sayd shipp formerly called and knowne by the
name of the Saint Jacob of Dunkirke was called by the name of
the Robert, the reason whereof was for that the Commission which
the sayd Taswell had obtained as aforesayd went for a shipp called the Robert
And saith whereas in the sayd Commission mention was made of another
Captaine, the sayd James Taswell with a knife scraped out the name
of the other captaine written therein, and with his owne hand rerote this