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The 21th of October 1653.

[?Christan] and company against the}
greate Christofer, aforesaid.}

Examined upon the foresaid allegation given in the first place
and upon another allegation given in the second place
on the behalfe of [?Estrid] [?Christan] and company.


Thomas Brothers of Deale in Kent Sailer, aged 27 yeares or
thereabouts sworne and examined.

To the third article of the allegacion given in the first place hee saith and deposeth
that about five weekes since the said shipp the greate Christofer under the conduct
of his precontest Mrt Monnet, Captaine Swaines lieutenant came into Alborough
bay in her course for London, in which bay the Parliaments fleete was then [?remayninge]
and after such her comming thither Generall Munck put three of his men
(Whereof this deponent was one) aboard to help to bringe her up for this
port, and that presently
the stiersman would have had this deponent and his two partners and the said
Lieutenant to have laine in the Cookeroome and to have left the great
cabbin to them, which this deponent and partners refusing and endeavouring
to get the key of the cabbin, one of the said merchants strooke this deponent
and called him Sacraments-steert, a terme of greate contempt, And
the same night comming neere [?XXXXX] this deponent and company endeavouring to see what papers
they tooke and concealed, one of the said merchants in oppositione drewe
his knife and the steersman gave them upbrading language, tending to
raise a mutinie, And the rest of the dutch stood readie to
abet and further the said mutinie. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the first second third and 4tha rticles of the second allegacion hee saith and deposeth
that after such his comminge aboard hee heard some of the said dutch company
of the said vessell say sometimes that they were bound for
ffrance and other times for Ostend and that they had mett with de Witt
the hollands Admirall, and had his passe, and the Cooke said and
confessed that they had heaved their cockets over board and were bound for
Amsterdam, And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the fifth hee cannot depose.

To the crosse Interrogatories.

To the first hee saith hee can speake and understand dutch and Italian
indifferently well and that English is his mother tongue, and otherwise
negatively for his part.

To the second hee knoweth not as hee saith of any goods or clothes taken out
of the said shipp.

To the third hee saith that comming into Alborough bay as aforesaid, one of
teh said dutch merchants came aboard Generall Munck and complained unto
him against Lieutenanjt Monnet and companie as having [?XXXX] him and the
company of the Christofer, and desired him to take Lieutenant Monets men
out and put some of his men aboard to ringe her up, unlesse
hee pleased to cleare her, for which hee made sute to the Generall alleadging
that shee was a free shipp, but the Generall refused to cleare her and yet
at his request tooke three of Mr Monets men out and put three
of his owne men into her to help to bring her up, and otherwise negatively
saving that when the said dutch resisted and would have kept them out of the
cabbin the English [?drabbed] them a little to bringe them o better behaviour.

To the fourth hee saith that after and upon the said [?resistance] in Lea roade, the said
Magaet turned the said two merchants ashore at Quinborough, having
first taken their papers from them and [?XXX] them [?up ?to] their [?presence] And otherwise hee cannot depose.

Tho Brotheares [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]

Repeated before doctor Godolphin and Mr Cock.