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Malo when the said seizure was made by the said La Basta and Maison
neuse as by him is predeposed, and being then as aforesaid entrusted with and
employed in the care and Conduct of the affaires of his said brother William
Pym. And further cannot depose./

To the 7th hee saith. That in or about the moneth of Aprill 1654. last Certaine
shipps of Saint Mallo then being taken by some of the friggats of this Commonwealth
and here as this deponent hath heard in fact condemned for lawfull Prize, The
Magistrates of the said Towne of Saint Mallo with the Consent of the
Commonaltie of the said Towne did actually seize and cause to be seized upon
all Englishmens goods wares and Merchandizes then in the Warehouses
houses and chambers of Englishmen there residing and trading, And saith that
amongst the rest one Monsieur La Loye a ffrench Merchant and inhabitant
of Saint Mallo aforesaid and a Subject of the ffrench king, under pretence of
taking satisfaction for such losses as hee pretended to have sustained by the aforesaid
seizure of some Saint Mallo Vessells and Merchandizes, wherein hee pretended to be
interessed, having at that time in his hands severall goods wares and Manufactures
which the said William Pym had entrusted unto, and given Credit to the said
La Loy for, did and doeth actually detaine the same, for and in consideration of
his said losses sustained as hee pretends by the English; the said goods wares and
Manufactures amounting to the valew of 11500. livers Tournois, being in English
moneys eleaven hundred and fiftie pounds sterling or thereabouts. The premisses
this deponent well knoweth, for that hee this deponent upon the seizure and detention
of the said goods wares and Manufactures to the value predeposed, hath observed
by sewall letters of advise written from Saint Malo to the producent William Pym
this deponents brother by Thomas Elles his factor and Agent then residing at
Saint Malo, that the premisses were so had and done as is by them predeposed, both in
the generall as to the English Merchants, and in particular as to the losse sustained
by the said William Pym by meanes of the premisses. And further hee
saith hee cannot depose/:-

To the 8th Article hee saith, That all the goods wares and Merchandizes
seized and detained as is predeposed by the said ffrenchmen from the arlate
William Pym, were in fact so seized, and were and are detained from him
and hee totally and absolutely divested and deprived of the same, and of every
part and parcell, benefitt and proceed of the same, upon this onely pretense, that
hee the said William Pym was and is an Englishman and a Subject of this
Commonwealth, And for that the said respective ffrenchmen the seizors and
detainers of the aforesaid goods wares and Merchandizes did and doe thereby
pretend and endeavour the reparation and satisfaction of and for their losses
sustained at sea by some of the shipps or friggats in the immediate service
of this Commonwealth, whereof the said William Pym was and is a
Native and Subject: The premisses hee well knoweth for the reasons by him
predeposed. And further to this article hee saith hee cannot depose./

(To the 9th