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Commonwealth, and that they did put and keepe their sayd Redd flagg [?and]
Ancyent in defiance of that authority under which the Advantage
and Waterhound fought, which he us the rather induced to beleeve
for that upon the approach of the Waterhound to them he this deponent
cyred out to them with his mayne strength to strike to the Parliament
of England in These words [?Amaine Amaine] to the Parliament of England and they the more plyed their shott, and did not nor
would not strike; and after they were subdued by force as aforesaid [?XX] the next [?XXX]
this deponent demannding of Michael Van Lubkin Master of the
Morning star or golden starr why he would fight with
the Parliament shipps upon the English Coast, he the sayd Lubkin
did not then pretend himselfe ignorant with whose shipps he fought but replyed
and sayd that in case this deponent had not come in he would never have
submitted to the Advantage, and moreover then sayd that if this
deponent had continued the fight broadside and boardside and had
not fallen upon him and boarded him by maine forece he would have
fought it out to the last and would have rather sunke by this deponents
side tthan have submitted to him or struck, and the sayd Lubkin did
about that tyme or not long after in this deponents presence and hearing
confesse and say, that he did not beleive his sayd shipp would be made
prize for his such fighting. And further saith, that he hath lately
heard William Bolter Clerke of the Checque of the Waterhound [?say]
and averr, that in discourse with some of the Golden starrs Company [?after]
the sayd fight, they told him the sayd Bolter that Michael van Lubkin
aforesayd upon the first discovery of this deponents frigot and
the shipps of this Commonwealth spake to this or the like effect. videlicet
Theis are but some of the English ffleet that Van Trump hath
scattered in the late fight, and I shall send one of them to the [?bottom]
or to the like effect. And saith likewise that after the seizure this
deponent sent his Master who understood the dutch tongue into [?the]
Roome where the Morning starrs Company being then prisoners [?XXX]
the Waterhound lay to examine and discover if it might be [?XXXX]
their sayd shipp was bound, and he brought this deponent word that
one of them did say and declare that they were bound directly for the
Port of Amsterdam; upon all which grounds and reasons this deponent
as he saith is fully convinced that the sayd Van Lubkin and shipps
Company did well know and take notice that the Advantage and Waterhound
and other shipps being as he now remembreth the May flower [?and]
[?tenth] whelpe wearing the Colours of this Commonwealth were shipps [?in]
the immediate service thereof. And otherwise hee cannot depose

To the 11th and 12. articles of the sayd allegation he saith he cannot depose

To the Crosse Interrogatories

To the 1. he saith he was Captaine of the Waterhound at the tyme pf
seizure aforesayd.

To the 2. he saith he was present att the taking of the Golden starr

To the 3. he saith the Advantage frigot did first chase
the Golden starr before the Waterhound came [?up].