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him aboard the black Raven had soe said and averred their said shipp to
be belonging to dantzicke, they againe denied that shee belonged to
dantzike and sais shee belonged to England and to his remembrance to
London, and that they were bound for London. But albeit they were
by the said Counsell admonished and desired to produce any writing
that might show or declare that shee was indeed belonging to England
or bound thither,
and told that if they did or could soe doe, they should
forthwith be released without any dammage or diminution of their
lading, or to the same effect, yet they did not, and said they could
not produce ought to that purpose, and that they had nothing to
showe that they were belong to or abound for England, which hee
knoweth being present as aforesaid. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the fourth article hee saith that the lading of the said shipp
the Saint John Baptist was of the growth, production or make of
ffrance, and came (as the said master confessed) from Bayon in
ffrance and were taken aboard the said shipp at Bayon, being wines, resins
and feathers, And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the fifth hee saith that the said shipp the Saint John Baptist was
taken and seized on or about the 17th of March last past (1653)
and hee referreth himselfe to the articles of Peace arlated, And
otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the 6th hee saith that the companie of and belonging to the
said shipp the Saint John Baptist when shee was seized were
all foreigners and strangers, except one boy who (and none others
of them) was belonging to the English nation, and hee alsie the
sonne of a dutchman, and saith that most of the said company
were hollanders or ffrenchman (sic), and for such commonly accompted,
And otherwise hee cannot depose.

Tpo the 7th hee saith that it is a thing usuall and requisite
for all Englishman and subiects of this Commonwealth, before
any shipp belonging to them be sett out to sea, to enter into bond
their the gunns belonging to the said shipp shall not be sold or
disposed of to foreigners, And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the 8th hee saith that it is unusuall and (as hee beleeveth)
unlawfull for any Englishman or subiect of this Commonwealth
at such time when there are generall Reprizalls and open warr
at sea betweene the English and forraine Nations to committ
any shipp to belonging to any of the people of this Cmmonwealth
to the trust or charge or possession of any of that nation, or
those nations against whom the generall Reprizalls are graunted
rederring himselfe to the lawes and customes in such cases. And
otherwise hee cannot depose.