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To the third hee saith the said shipp the fortune her Lading
consisted of wynes and brandewines, as hath since appeared to this
deponent and contests upon her dischargeing here in this Port of London
And knoweth nothing nothing of any such papers or writeings as
is interrate:-

To the 4th hee saith hee knoweth nothing thereof.

To the 5th hee saith the said shipp fortune was taken by the said English
friggat about a league off of the English Coast, shee not being then
under the Command of any English fort or Castle, nor within shott of any English
man of warr, that Lay at anchor thereabouts./

To the 6th hee saith, the said frenchmen of warr never left pursuite of the
said shipp fortune, till shee was seized and taken from them as aforesaid
which was as aforesaid about a league from the English shoare, and not [?more]
any such Command or shott as is interrate

Charles fff anquestil [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same say examined upon the said Allegation,/ [CENTRE HEADING]

Rp. 5.us/

John Mercier of Callice in france Mariner Quartermaster
of the sayd shipp Goulden Eagle aged 29. or thereabouts a Wittnesse
sworne and examined saith as followeth./

To the first Article of the said Allegation hee saith, That hee this deponent
hath well knowne the shipp the Goulden Eagle allegate, whereof the arlate
John Bernard was and is Captaine and Commander ever since shee hath
beene a man of warr belonging to the Port of Callice in ffrance, which had
bin for about 2. yeares and a half last past, for all which time the arlate
Count of Charrot Governour of Callice hath bin and is generally reputed
Proprietor thereof. as also of the shipp the Mary Royall arlate whereof
the arlate John Coverne was and is Commander which shipp hath belonged
to the said Port of Callice for about 28 yeares last past, And saith hee hath
knowne the said shipps proceed in Companie upon sevrall voiages from the Port
upon warlike imployments against the Spaniards and other enemies of the
Crowne of france, more particularly the 26th day of January
Last new style the said shipps proceeded togeather to Sea
being thereunto Commissionated by the Duke of Vandome Grand Admirall
of ffrance, which Commons this deponent hath often seene aboard the said [?shipps GUTTER]
respectively, and particularly that of the Goulden Eagle in her said last
Voiage having made Copies thereof, and serving aboard the said shipp in the
quality of Quarter Master as aforesaid. And further deposeth not

To the second article hee saith, That the said shipps being at Sea in [?Course GUTTER]
as aforesaid duely and legally Commissionated did upon the 30th day of
January last past new style discover and came in view of the shipp
the fortune arlate shee being under sayle within about a league and a halfe
from the Cape of Grinay coast of ffrance, shapeing her direct Course
for Dunquirke or some other Port of fflanders in obedience to the King
of Spaine, whereupon they immediately gave her chase, they bearing the
french Colours and pursueing her by the space of about 6. howers. in and
during which pursuite shee made all possible sayle to escape from them
the said frenchmen of warr, which discharged 7. peeces of Ordnance
with bulletts at and against her, to make her strike sayle and submitt to
them. Of the premisses hee saith hee hath assured knowledge for that hee