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of England together with their shipps and goods to arrive att any Port or Harbor
within the Dominions of the King of Spayne or the Commonwealth of England and
to depart with their sayd shipps and goods freely and quietly. And otherwise
he cannot depose.

To the sixth article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith that there is a Recitall or
Clause in the foresayd Commission wherein It is expressed that the sayd ffawther
hath given bond of 3000 li. to the Keepers of the Liberty of England by authoruty
of Parliament to bring all such prizes as he should take by vertue of the
sayd Commission into some Port or Harbor of this Commonwealth, and to Judgment
in this Court or to that effect, which he knoweth for the reasons aforesayd and
otherwise cannot depose.

To the seventh article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith that as he understood by
the sayd ffawther and as he verily beleiveth the sayd ffawther if he had not bene
hindred from so doeing att Ostend as aforesayd would have brought the sayd prize
shipp to the Port of Dover or some other Port of this Commonwealth. And otherwise
he cannot depose.

To the eighth article of the sayd allegation , This deponent saith that att the tyme of the
seizure of the sayd shipp ffrancis att Osetnd as aforesayd there was and remained
aboard her provisions Armes and ammunition for the use of the sayd shipp in her
sayd warlike expedition to the value of 30 li. sterling which he knoweth being
master of her as aforesayd. And otherwise cannot depose.

To the nynth article of the sayd allegation and papers therein mentioned This deponent saith that the sayd Captaine ffawther
hath by all faire and lawfull wayes in a legall manner endeavoured and
Requested the restitution of the sayd shipps the ffrancis and the sayd prize
shipp of and from the Judges and Officers and Ministers of Justice of the
sayd Towne of Bridges and Admiralty thereof And he saith that the sayd
Dutch papers to the allegation annexed and now shewne him were and are as he
verily beleiveth true Copies of the Proceedings had and made in the
sayd Court of the Admiralty of Bridges of and concerning the sayd
shipps and restitution thereof, the ground and reason of this deponents
beleife was and is for that he reeyved the sayd papers inclosed in severall
letters from the freind or Correspondent of the sayd ffawther att Bridges
who did sollicit the sayd busines in his behalfe, and the sayd letters (which
this deponent saw opened and heard read att Ostend whither they were directed
to the producent) did certify and sett forth that the foresayd papers now
shewne him were the proceedings had and made att Bridges in and
touching the business aforesayd. And otherwise cannot depose.

To the tenth eleaventh and twelfth articles of the sayd allegation, This deponent saith
that teh foreayd shipp of 60 tonnes taken by the ffrancis as aforesayd was
a shipp of fflushing belonging to the Subiects of the States of the
United Provinces and would have bene and proved prize if she had bene brough to
adiudication, and somuch the Master of her the sayd Berhenaer did
acknowledge and confesse. and saith the sayd ffowther in seeking
restitution of the sayd shipps hath expressed severall summes of money
of good value, and expended in and during his sayd imprisonment the summe
of 15 li. or thereabouts, and himselfe, and sayd shipps ffrancis Company
have otherwise suffered great dammage and losse which he is not able to
value. And further cannot depose./.


Repeated in Court before the three Judges.