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The Advantage, which he so did the better to discover or what the sayd shipp
the Morning Star or Golden Starr might be, and for the same purpose
soone after shott a warning peice being still out of shott, and thereupon
the sayd shipp the Golden Starr bore toward the Advantage frigot and
fired one Gun without shott, which in the sea language is much as to
say All freinds and presently putt out a Redd Ancyent which when this deponent perceyved he immediately tooke
downe his says Holland Colours, and putt out the Colours of this Commonwealth
whereupon the sayd shipp Golden Starr stood off from the Advantage and
returned into her former course, howbeit this deponent made after the
sayd ship and being come upp with her within pistoll shott side by side
haled the sayd shipp Golden Starr, and badd them severall tymes that they
should strike for the Parliament of England, whereto the sayd Master
of the Golden Starr refused to strike, and bad this deponent kisse his breech
and sayd he would not strike to such a small shipp as the Advantage was
and immediatley fetcht out his Cutlase and waved it att this deponent bidding
him to do his worst and come under his Lee and this deponent desired him in a fair way to submitt
himselfe to be visited and to send out his boat to that purpose, and thereto the
sayd master of the Golden Starr replyed that he had noe boat to send out,
whereas in truth as afterwards appeared he had a fair good boat aboard
Hereupon this deponent percyving that entreaty would not prevayle fired a
gunn over him; and then immediatley the sayd Master of the Golden Starr hoysted out his flagg
of defiance being a Red flagg with a oicture of a hand and sword
thereon, and then againe badd this deponent doe his worst, And this deponent
againe firing another gunn over him hee immediatley fired a whole broad
side at this deponent and killed one of this deponents men; upon which
a sharp fight was begann which continued from about .8. of the Clock in
the morning till about 12 att noone betwixt the sayd shipps the Advantage
frigott wearing the Colours of this Commonwealth, and the sayd shipp the
Golden Starr wearing her redd Ancyent and flagg of defyance as aforesayd
in which fight this deponent lost two of his men, and the Golden Starr
fought sharply all the sayd tyme, and the master and Company of her
used their uttmost endeavour to sinke and destroy the sayd Advantage frigott
the premisses this deponent knoweth being actually engaged in the sayd fight
aboard the Advantage and seeing and observing the premisses to be true
as he hath now declared and otherwise cannot depose

To the nynth tenth articles of the sayd Allegation This deponent saith that
during the sayd fight and about 12 of the Clock of the same day the arlate
shipp the Waterhound whereof Giles Shelley was Commander came
upp, And the Water hound came and engaged in the fight and shott att the
Golden Starr, and the Golden Starr made a broad side against the Waterhound
and fought with her and wounded the Boatswaine therof, and continued
the sayd fight till she was boarded and subdued by the sayd shipps the Waterhound
and Advantage. And he saith that during all the sayd fight the foresayd flagg
of defiance continued still upp at the main topmast head of the Golden Starr and