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To the second and third articles hee saith and deposeth that the said
shipp in her course of proceeding the said voyage for Ginney comming
about thirtie leagues westward of Silly, was in or about November last was two yeeres met with two men
of warr of Brest one named the Michaell and the other
the ffrancis, and having the Commissions (as they said)
of the same of the late king, by which men of warr the Starr frigot with
her lading and her said tenn iron guns, tackle, apparell and
furniture was taken and seized and the master and company dispossessed
and her owners dispoiled thereof, shee being by the said men of
warr sent for Brest, after they had taken
most of her company out, whereof this deponent was one, the
premisses hee deposeth of his owne sight and knowledge. And
otherwise hee cannot depose saving what followeth.

To the fourth article hee saith that about six weekes since
this deponent was spoken to on behalfe of the said owners and
told that the Starr frigot was retaken by the Constant warwick
and brought into Plimouth, and was desired on their behalfe
to goe downe thither to looke upon her, which hee did about
tuesday last was three weekes (as hee remembreth the time)
and found her by her pumps, and a starr carved and gilded
on her sterne and a black a carved head on the f the topp
of her sterne and many other signes and particulars to be the
same Starr frigot that was soe seized and taken from the
said haydon and company as aforesaid, And otherwise hee cannot

To the fifth article hee saith that the said Wood is an English man
and á subiect of this Commonwealth, and all the rest of the
owners are so accounted.

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith the said frigot is commonly reputed to be
dunkirke built, and to have bin seized in the service of this
State, and sold by this State to English merchants of whome the said Wood and
company bought her, but this deponent was not present
at such buying her, nor knoweth what money they paid for her, nor
is hee any witnesse to the bill of sale.

To the second hee saith that the said shipp proceeded from the
river of Thames about three weekes before her said [?first]
seizure by the said Brest men, and otherwise hee referreth
himselfe to his foregoeing deposition, and saving the same cannot depose.

To the third hee saith that eight of her said guns were demi
culverin and sakre, namely some demi Culverin and the rest
saker, and the other two were minion, and that shee had at
the time of the said seizure by the said Brest men of warr
fower standing masts and top masts two suites of sailes fore and aft besides
all her small sailes, and all other tackle, apparell furniture
sailes, necessaries and Cooke store mentioned in a schedule nowe
left by him for the further information of this Court therein and