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the sayd Captaine and officers had declared to them on shoare and this
deponent and company of the sayd boate at their returne on board found divers
passengers who a board who had (while they this deponent and [?XXXX] were soe at shoare) come with
a boate on board and told the sayd Master words to the like effect aforesayd
(as the sayd Master affirmed) whereupon the sayd Browning the Master being
desyrous further to informe him selfe of the truth of the matter tooke the
shipps boats and this deponent and the boatswaine and three others of the sayd shipps
Company to rowe him, and went to English shipps which rode in the harbour
at Pharoe and enquired of the Masters and Company of them what they knew
as touching a hostility betwixt England and Spaine and whether it were safe for
him to goe with his sayd shipp and ladeing to Mallega, And the sayd Masters
and Companyes did in presence and hearing of this deponent and the rest of the sayd
boates crew whoe soe rowed the Master tell him the sayd Browning that
there was hostility betwixt England and Spaine and that there was noe safe
passage nor free trade for any English shipp either at Mallega or at any other port of
Spaine and sayd that the Spaniards had seized upon two English shipps
and their ladeing which came from Newfound land to Allecant to trade, and had seized divers
other English shipps and their ladeing which came to other ports of Spaine
to trade, and the sayd Masters or some of them then alsoe sayd that they had
them selves bin neere some ports of Spaine but were advised by their
freinds not to come in and that if they did their shipps and ladeing would
bee seized upon and lost, or they spake words to the very like effect, And
hee saith hee well knoweth that thereupon the sayd Browning the Master
did not proceede to Mallaga but did unlade at Pharoe all the goods
soe laden aboard his sayd shipp at New England by the sayd Jolliff for
Account of the sayd Bulkley and Company and delivered them to the arlate
Packer and his Agents to whome the sayd Packer appointed them to be
delivered, And hee saith that the last of the sayd shipps ladeing was delivered
out of her at Pharoe upon or about the eighth or nynth dayes of december
1655 and not before, this hee knoweth helpeing to unlade the sayd goods And
further to these articles hee cannot depose./

To the 13th and 14th articles of the sayd allegation hee saith that the sayd
shipp Plaine dealing having soe delivered her sayd ladeing brought
from New England at Pharoe to the sayd Parker and his order, the sayd
Parker did at Pharoe relade the sayd shipp with a ladeing of figgs
Almonds Corke and oyles and consigned them to be delivered at London
to the arlate Bulkley and his Agents, and the sayd shipp having received the
sayd Ladeing at Pharoe sett sayle from thence therewith the first day
of ffebruary bound for London, and in her course towards London
was upon the nynteenth day of the sayd moneth of ffebruary neere
the Isle of Wight fell surprized and taken with all her sayd ladeing of
figgs Almonds Corke and oyles aboard her by an Ostend man of warr
who tooke and carried her and her sayd ladeing to Ostend and there confiscated
the same, the premisses hee the better knoweth being one of the sayd shipp
the Plaine dealing her Company, and being Carried a prisoner togeather
with the Master and Boatswaine and the Cooke of her on board the sayd man
of warr to Ostend, and seeing the sayd shipp and her ladeing brought in thither
and there disposed of by the Owners of the sayd man of warr, and for that hee this