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ninetie five markes, one ounce and six angles of gold, and was in
the quiet possession thereof on board the said shipp on the high and opem
seas on the said coast to their use; and arived therewith as farr as
Cape Lopez on the said shipps voyage for the parts of East India, in which
parts the said gold was to have bin invested in goods for theise parts
for the account aforesaid, which hee knoweth being factor as aforesaid
and receiving the said gold aboard and keeping a note thereof.

To the fowrth hee saith hee the said James Bridgeman, Thomas
Preston and company owners of the said shipp had alsoe gold and goods
aboard the said shipp, wherewith shee arived to or neere Cape Lopez
but the quantitie or valew thereof hee knoweth not.

To the fifth article hee saith that the arlate Lionell Skinner who
alsoe went in the said shipp, had alsoe gold and goods aboard the said
shipp when shee arived at or neere Cape Lopez to the valew (in this
deponents estimation) of eleaven hundred pounds sterling, which hee
knoweth because hee sawe the same, and was acquainted with the said
Skinner his trading for and getting the said gold in Cormantine hee
and this deponent assisting each other. And saith the said gold and
goods were alsoe to have bin carried to the East India's and there invested
in commodities for theise parts, and soe were the said gold and goods
of the said Bridgeman and company.

To the sixth hee saith there was alsoe and remained aboard the said
shipp the lyon and Providence in gold and other goods for the account of
other private adventurers subiects of this Commonwealth to the valew
of seaven or eight and twenty hundred pounds sterling of this deponents
sight and knowledge, which were alsoe to have bin carried to the East
Indias and there to have bin invested in goods of those parts.

To the 7th, 8th and 9th articles of the said allegation hee saith and deposeth
that within the said time namely in September last past the said shipp
with all the foresaid gold and goods aboard her comming to or neere
Cape Lopez aforesaid on her said trading voyage towards the East Indias, and being in a
peacable condition, shee was there met withall, set upon,
often shot at and forcibly and in an hostile manner with all her said
gold and merchandizes seized and taken on the eleaventh of the said
moneth of September last, old stile, by two dutch shipps the one called the Mary of
Amsterdam, and the other the Unicorne of Middleborowe, on both
which John Scrawle a dutchman commanded in cheife, and having
mastered the said shipp the lyon and Providence, the said John
Scrawle and companie possessed themselves of her and of all her said gold and
goods, and dispossessed her master and companie and factors thereof,
and tooke and kept them prisoners, and soe utterly deprived them
and the said owners thereof, the said Scrawle and company carrying
away the said shipp lyon and Providence and all her said gold and
goods and disposed thereof at their pleasures, all which hee knoweth
being present and seeing the same soe donne, and saith they alsoe tooke