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To the second hee saith and deposeth that on or about the foure
and twentieth day of the moneth of March last past the said Isaac
Woodgreene and companie in the said shipp the African on the high and
open seas neare the Ile of Scio met with and by vertue of the
said Commission seized and tooke a certaine ffrench prize or shipp
named the Madame Guardiana and her lading. And that after the
said seizure the said Captaine Woodgreene was for provision of
victuall and for other occasions constrained to carry the said shipp
the Madame Guardiana and her lading to Smirna, where her french
Captaine and company got ashore, and the ffrench Consull there
shipped them thence for ffrance, soe that the said Captaine Woodgreene
could not (thouh hee much desired and endeavoured it) bringe any
of them home for England. All which hee knoweth being present
and seeing the premisses soe dronne. And otherwise hee cannot

To the third article hee saith and deposeth that after the said
seizure, this deponent heard severall of the ffrench companie
of the Madame Guardiana, say and acknowledge that the said
shipp the Madame Guardiana and her lading came from
Marseilla and that they belonged to ffrench subiects of the
ffrench king at the time of the seizure. And otherwise hee
cannot depose.

Jaspere devenish [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day. [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined upon the said allegation.


Robert Hunt of London Merchant aged 27 yeares
or thereabouts sworne and examined.

To the first second and third articles hee saith and deposeth That within
the time arlate Captaine Isaac Woodgreene in the shipp the Affrican
went out to sea in a warlike designe against the dutch and ffrench
by vertue of a Commission in that behalfe obtained under the greate
seale of this Court by henry hunt, Thomas Barnardiston and
William Love, setters out and Imployers of the said shipp the Affriacn
wherein this deponent went a merchant passenger; And saith that
comming neare the Ile of Scio, on the high and open seas, the said
Captaine Woodgreene and companie in the said shipp the Affrican
mett with and by vertue of the said Commission set upon and
seized a certaine ffrench shipp named the Madame Guardiana
with her lading, and having soe seized her hee was constrained
for the providing of victualls and upon other occasions to carry her
to Smyrna, where the said prizes ffrench company got ashore
and nome of them could be recovered to be brought home for England
the ffrench Consull there sending them aboard other ffrench vessells
bound for ffrance. And saith that after the said seizure hee this
deponent heard some of the said prize her company, ffrench men,
say and acknowledge that the said shipp and lading appertained to
ffrench subiects of the ffrench kinge, and that they came from
Marseille. And otherwise hee cannot depose./

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