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moneths since in their direct Course for Rouane in ffrance, by reason of
contrary windes were forced to putt into the River of the Maze in
Holland where they have continued for about 7 moneths last past in
expectation that the shippe and Merchandizes belonging to Sweden might
in regard of the amity between this Commonwealth an dthat Nation nee
permitted by the English to passe without disturbance or seizure, which this
deponent then feared being informed of Swedish shipps brought up and
staidd in England, And saith That upon the second of August last past by
order of the said Lawrence de Geer and ffrancis Heyeman this deponent with the said shipp and
lading sett sayle from the Maze towards Rochell in ffrance, and being
in her Course thitherwards was upon the 4th of the said moneth seized by a fflemmish man of warr and
by him brought into the Port of Dover, where after the Company of the said
man of warr had taken out the Swedish Certificates and passports
belonging to the said shipp and ladeing, they left her and her goods
remaining:- The premisses hee knoweth being as aforesaid Master of the
said during shipp all the time predeposed and thereby well acquainted with all the passages
predeposed. And otherwise cannot depose./

To the 4.th hee saith, That after the said Vessell was so bought at
Amsterdam as aforesaid, shee became a Swedish Vesselll, and belonging to the
Subjects of the Crowne of Sweden, and sailed onely under the Swedish colours
which were aboard her at the time of her seizure aforesaid. and the said
ffineman and Adrian Tripp also Merchants and inhabitants at
Nortropen in Sweden, and they and the said Lawrence de Geer all
Subjects to the Crowne of Swden, and for such commonly accompted, And
saith the said Laurrence de Geer for about 4 yeares last past hath
resided in Holland as Agent to teh Queene of Sweden and is generally
knowne and observed so to bee, The premisses hee knoweth being as
aforesaid Master of the said shipp, and a Burgher of Nortropen aforesaid
And otherwise referring himselfe to the Records of this Court hee saith
hee cannot depose./

To the 5.th hee saith, hee this deponent is as aforesaid a Burgher of
Nortropen in Sweden, and a Subject to that Crowne, and so generally
knowne to be for about 14 yeares last past, onely his wife not having
her health in Sweden, by speciall permission of the Queene of Sweden given
hee hath for some time resided with his said wife at [OsXXX]
in Holland. Which hee deposeth of certaine knowledge:-/

To the 6.th and schedule annexed hee saith, That the said schedule is a
true Certificate of the entry of the shipp and lading now reclaymed
made in the Sound, and is such a passe as
is usually granted onely by the Danes themesleves unto the Swedes, there being in
such no mention of toll received, or any seale thereunto, as is usuall in the
passes granted to the Subjects of other Nations, and saith that such is the
priviledge of the Swedes in the Sound, upon an Attestation brought from
the Magistrates of that place of Sweden from whence they came, and so much
hee saith is ususally and henerally knowne amongst Merchants, as hee
beleeveth. The premisses hee declareth for the reasons predeposed And
further cannot depose./

To the last hee saith his foregoing deposition is true./

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