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might all have escaped and not have beene seized by the said frigatt.
And otherwise saving his foregoeing deposition hee cannot depose./

To the 12. 13. and 14:th hee saith, That hee this deponent and his Companie
after the first coming tup perceiving the said shipp the Saphire friggat to be
a man of warr of theis Commonwealth, used all possible meanes to escape from
between the said french Admirall and Vice admirall, and as soone as possibly
hee could did accordingly gett away from them, and in acknowledgement of and
submission to the English before the beginning of the fight predeposed, this
deponent caused his sailes to be stooke to the said frigatt, And further
saith, That hee this deponent did never make or enter into any Consortshipp
or resolution with the said french shipps to assist them in fighting against
any shippe of this Commonwealth, but onely before their departure from
Saint Malo did enter into a Consortshipp and promise to assist them with his
said shipp to the best of his power against the Turkish searovers in case
they hapned to meete with any of them, And so much hee saith hee this
deponent doth during his aboade in ffrance, and alsoe since his last coming to
sea from thence did severall times declare and signifie unto his said shipps
Companie, All which hee deposeth upon his certaine knowledge, being as
aforesaid Master of and aboard his said shipp during the occurrences
predeposed. And further cannot depose:-

To the 15:th hee saith, That the arlate ffrancis Sloter and this deponent the
Owner of the shipp the three kings arlate were and are both of them Hamburgers
borne and inhabitants there and Subjects of that free State, and for
such well knowne and commonly accompted. And further cannot depose.

To the Interrogatories./

To the first hee saith hee hath had his settled aboade at Hamburgh ever
since his birth, and saith hee hath one part of the three parts in the said
shipp. and hath three bailes of Canvas or sale cloath marked B, six
hogsheads of powdered porke, six hogsheads of powdered beef, four
pipes pr great vessells of pease, and 7000 lb of bisketts in baggs, two rolls
of saile cloath loose, two Cases with each three Castors besides severall
other small parcells of goods which hee now exactly remembreth not, And
otherwise negatively saving his foregoeing deposition.

To the second hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition, And further
cannot depose./

To the third hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition. And otherwise
cannot depose.

To the fourth hee saith, That as for the 4500 gilders aforesaid, which hee this
deponent employed in and about the quipping fitting and furnishing of the
said shipp, hee received the same from the hands of the said Jaques