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To the nynth article of the sayd allegation he saith that the sayd merchants shipps being
subdued Captaine Mynnes secured most of their masters and manned some of
the vessells. and otherwise he cannot depose.

To the tenth article of the sayd allegation he saith he heard the Boatswayne of one of
the sayd subdued shipps videlicet the Hope Martin Minders master say and dec;are
that the sayd shipp Hope came from Amsterdam and was bought there by her
master, and came last from the Texall before she was seized and that all her
Company were Amsterdamers and that she was to returne thither, and that
he spake the sayd words and made the sayd Confession in the presence of
this deponent and his contests Leiftenant Maior, John Painter and others
And further to the Article saving his precedent depositions he cannot

To the eleventh article of the sayd allegation he saith there was noe English shipp
within shott of any the shipps schedulate untill they yeilded to the Elizabeth
ffrigott and were subdued by her.

To the twelfth article of the sayd allegation he saith he hath heard some of the
Company of the Elizabeth and particularly one Angell say that he had bene
aboard a dutch vessell the name whereof he knoweth not, and that falling
in discourse there with some Dutch men touching the foresayd twenty shipps
taken as aforesayd by the Elizabeth, the sayd dutchmen as he sayd, told him that
they all or most of them were Holland shipps and that most of them came
last from fflushing, and moreover saith that about five dayes since he
this deponent in speech and discourse with one Peter Lawson living in
Schooles lane in Ratcliffe being lately from Hamburgh, heard
the sayd Lawson say and affirme that there had not for three monthes
before his comeing from Hamburgh any shipps departed or sett sayle
from the sayd Port, three sayle of shipps onely excepted. And otherwise
he cannot depose.

To the Croose Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the 1 Interrogatory he saith he was one of the Company of the Elizabeth, and
being summoned to appeare as a witnes for the Commonwealth hath deposed
the truth to the best of his knowledge. and otherwise cannot depose

To the 2d negatively.

To the 3. he saith it is very possible for shipps of warr of any nation
to meet merchant men att sea and company with them and ware them
whether they will or noe.

To the 4 he saith he knoweth not where or when the sayd ffleet or merchant men
was taken to convoy nor whether they mett with the sayd Men of warr att [?XXXX]
but referreth himselfe to his foregoeing depositions. and saith there was
a faire fresh gale of wind att the tyme interrate, so as the sayd merchants
men were not becalmed, but might have held on their course, and were
about a quarter of a mile distant from the Hollands men of warr
when they fought with the Elizabeth, and not a mile from them
as he beleiveth. And otherwise cannot depose.

To the 5th he saith the Elizabeth had 40 gunnes and he doth not beleive that the sayd
ffleet with the helpe of their convoy te Hollands men of warr could have
overcome the Elizabeth and otherwise he cannot depose.

To the 6. and 7th he saith the foresayd merchants men submitted themselves without
shooting against the Elizabeth, but not willingly. and otherwise cannot depose

William O Ash
his marke [MARKE, RH SIDE]