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Mariners or any of them for England that they might there bee
examined hee knoweth not for that hee this deponent did not goe with the sayd
Woodgreene to the sayd ffrench Consull at Smyrna And further to this article
hee cannot depose./

To the third and 4th articles of the sayd allegation and the schedule in the sayd
third article mentioned hee saith That the sayd Peter Martin
presently after the seizure of the sayd shipp Madam Guardiana
did acknowledge and confesse to this deponent that the sayd shipp
Mada, Guardiana was a ffrench shipp and belonged to Marcellia in
ffrance and that the Owners of the sayd shipp, and all her ladeing (except
betwixt two and three hundred dollers which was laded on board her for the
Accompt of an English Merchant one of the Owners of the Affrican ffrigott
aforesayd) were ffrench men subiects of the Kinge of
ffrance, and saith that hee this deponent did observe that the sayd Peter
Martyne after his arrivall at Smirna was divers tymes at the English
Consulls house and further hee cannot depose not being present at any
acknowledgement made by him before the sayd Consull to the effect arlate
nor seeing the schedule arlate signed or subscribed and further hee
cannot depose

Repeated before doctor Clarke
and doctor Godolphin/



The same day./ [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined upon the sayd allegation./


William Garret of the parish of Saint Swithin London Cittizen
and draper of London Purser of the shipp Affrican ffrigott aged 38 yeares or thereabouts a witnes
sworne and examined saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first article of the said allegation he saith and deposeth that in the moneths
and tyme arlate in the yeares 1653 and 1654 the arlate Isaac Woodgreene and
Company had a Commission under the great seale of this high Court of
Admiralty to man arme and set forth the Affrican ffrigot as a private man
of warr to seize and surprize the shipps and goods of the ffrench king and his
Subiects And saith the sayd Woodgreene and Company in persuance of the sayd
designe did sett out and imploy the sayd ffrigott accordingly the premisses hee
deposeth goeing purser of the sayd Affrican ffrigott the whole voyage in question
and having often seene and read the sayd Commission And further hee
cannot depose saving his subsequent deposition/

To the second article of the sayd allegation hee saith that the sayd Isaac
Woodgreene did about the latter end of March or beginning of Aprill
last 1654 upomn the high and open Seas neere Scio arlate in his sayd
shipp the Affrican ffrigott meete with surprize and take
the arlate shipp the Madam Guardiana and her lading
which was as this deponent heard the arlate Peter Martyne the Master of