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The premisses hee well knoweth for the reasons aforesaid, And further cannot

To the 8th article of the said Allegation hee saith and deposeth, That after the
seizure of the said shipp and her lading by the said Captaine Barnett
and his shipps Companie the 4th day of december old style or thereabouts
the said shipp of warrs Companie or some of them did in a very inhumane
manner abuse the said Master and Companie of the said shipp Saint Peter, setting
poniards and swords to their brests to make them discover what moneys they had
and saith they plundered the said Master and Companie of all their wearing
apparrell linnen and woollen, and tooke monies from the said Master and
from his Stiersman, but of what value the said goods or moneys so plundered
were this deponent saith hee knoweth not, but saith that this deponents owne
cloathes linnen and wooleen, shooes, stockins, bulsack or shipps bedd and other
things plundered from him were really worth one hundred guilders or ten
pounds sterling. And saith that the said man of warrs Companie or some
of them did also after the said seizure take and plunder out of the said
shipp all the potts kettles dishes Compasses sea Cards leades and lines
and all the moveable utensills of and belonging to the said shipp, and one
foresaile, three bonnets, and a top gallant saile, but what the valew of
such goods materialls tackle and furniture so plundered was, this deponent
saith hee canoot estimate; hee further saith, That the said plunder was
by the said man of warrs Companie disposed of and converted to their use
and the said shipp Saint Peter was afterwards carried by them to Garnsey
where this deponent and the rest of the said shipps Companie were tirned
ashoare having no friends or moneys to support them in a strange place
and saith the said Master was for some time kept Prisoner aboard the
said friggat or man of warr, that the Steeresman of the said shipp
and this deponent were brought into the Castke if Guernezey and were
there examined, but by what authority, hee knoweth not. The
premisses hee deposeth being an Eye Wittnesse of and fellow sufferer in
the same. And further cannot depose:-/

To the last hee saith, his foregoeing deposition is true-/

To the Crosse Interrogatories:-/:- [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith, hee cometh to be a Wittnesse to testify the trueth
of his knowledge in this Cause by the procurement of Mr Vandeputt a
Merchant of this Citie, and hath no part or share in the shipp interrate
nor expecteth any benefitt by the clearing thereof, saving his wages due
and reparation for his losse sustained by the plunder aforesaid, neither doeth
hee expect any recompense, besides his necessary charges, for his deposition in this
Cause. And otherwise negatively./

To the second hee saith hee hath bin about 30. voiages at severall Ports and
places in ffrance, but remembreth not how long hee remained there at each time, And
otherwise negatively.

To the third hee saith, there were the Master and five other dutch Mariners
aboard the said shipp at the time of the Chase interrate, and saith there [?was GUTTER]
then onely one other Mariner of the said shipps Companie, who was a ffrenchman
as is predeposed, and the said french Pylott, who was not of the said shipps
Companie, and saith the said shipp Saint Peter was, as hee beleeveth about
2. leagues from the ffrench shoare, when the chase interrate happened, and
that shee was in her right Course for Pontrieux where shee was to