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did in August then next following arrive and remayne att Copenhagen
in Denmarke under the Conduct of the foresayd Edward Nixon this
deponent being one of the Company of the shipp Ostrich that was att
Riga and Copenhagen the tymes aforesayd respectively whereby this
deponent came to take notice of the premisses, But who were or are
Owners of the sayd shipp or goods, or the particulars of the sayd goods or
their value or for whose accompt they were laden he saith he
knoweth not, And otherwise cannot depose, saving that the ffreindshipp
aforesayd was with her sayd lading bound for England and
for the Accompt of Englishmen as he hath credibly heard and
verily beleiveth.

To the fourth article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith that the sayd
shipp ffreindshipp in the sayd monethes was a strong stanch new and
well built shipp of the burthen of about 300 tonnes with 13 gunnes
and furniture requisit, and was with her sayd gunnes and furniture
of the value of 2000 li sterling as he beleiveth. And otherwise
cannot depose.

To the fifth article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith that the sayd shipp
the ffreindshipp was of this deponents sight in September 1652. att
Copenhagen aforesayd, and was then and there deteyned and stopt from
proceeding upon her voyage by the order and by the Ministers of the
King of Denmarke, and in ffebruary 1652. was with her sayd
lading and the shipps Companyes Cloathes and necessaries in her
in a warlike and hostile manner seized upon in the sight of this
deponent, by the Ministers of the foresayd King and by his authority
and the sayd Nixon and shipps Company were then and there disossed
and turned out of her, whereby the sayd shipp and her lading
became utterly lost to the English Owners thereof. And further
cannot depose.

To the 6th article he referreth himselfe to his foregoeing depositions
and further cannot depose.

To the last he saith his deposition are true./

John [?fXXXX]

Repeated before Doctor Clarke}
and Doctor Godolphin}


The 15th day of December 1653

On the behalfe of the Keepers of the Liberty}
of England by Authority of Parliament}
against the shipp the Posthorse of}
Amsterdam whereof Melle Mellys was}
Master. Bud}

Examined upon Interrogatories on behalfe of
the Keepers of the Liberty of England
by Authority of Parliament.

Rowe dt.


Melle Mellys of Amsterdam Mariner Master of the
sayd shipp the Posthorse aged 31 yeares or thereabouts
a witnes sworne and examined deposeth and saith as

To the first Interrogatory he saith the sayd shipp the Posthorse doth belonge to the
Port of Amsterdam and so hath done for theis [?XX] monethes now past, and
saith the Owners of the sayd shipp were and are all Inhabitants of Amsterdam
one of them onely excepted who is an Inhabitant of ffreizland, and
this deponent and all his shipps Company were and are all subiects of
the States of the United Provinces some in Holland some in ffreizland
and this deponent who is Master of the sayd shipp in Amsterdam. And otherwise
cannot depose.