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Companie of the said shipp Sarah since there seizure hereafter
Deduced, Declare and affirme, That at the time of such their seizure
they had aboard the said shipp one hundred and sixty Negroes or therabouts

To the fifth hee saith, That in the moneth of September in the
yeare 1656: aforesaid, the said shipp Rapahannacke being and
remaineing neere the Coast of Guinney aforesaid in there a quiett and peaceable
trading and in order thereunto sayling towards Cape Lopes arlate
two Dutch shipps the one called the marie of Amsterdam, and the
other being, as was then and after the said seizure generally reported á
shipp of Zeeland under the Command of the arlate John Scroll
reputed to be a Native hollander and a Subiect of the States of that
Countrey, mett with the said shipp the Rappahannacke and did
in a violent and hostile manner seize and surprize the same, and
thereof and of the said Negroes and remaining Cargaison utterly
despoyled and deprived the Master Companie and Owners of the
said shipp tackle apparrell furniture and goods and converted the same to the use of the said
Scroll and Companie. Which the premisses this deponent saith hee well
knoweth by sadd and suffring experience being as aforesaid Masters
mate of the said shipp at the time of the seizure aforesaid:/
and shortly after the said seizure saw and observed
the said shipp Sarah with her tackle apparrell furniture and lading to
have beene alsoe seized and to bee in the command power and
possession of the said Scroll and Companie. And further cannot

To the .6th article hee saith, That hee this deponent after the said seizure
being brought and remaining a Prisoner on board the said shipp wherein
the said Captaine Scroll then was, there heard and observed that both the said
shipps had come in Companie from the Texell in holland, and
belonged to Subjects of that United Netherlands, and saith, That
at such time as the said seizure was made, the said dutch shipps wore
the Spanish Colours but that the evening immediately preceeding the
said seizure this deponent and Companie saw them carrie the Middleburgh
or dutch Colours they being then at an anchor under the said Cape, and
that during all the time this deponent remained a prisoner in the said
Scrolls shipp, which was for about five weekes after the said seizure
hee sawe and observed that when any shipp came in view of them, they
putt forth the dutch or Middleborough Colours aforesaid, but afterwards
upon occasion of pursuite or seizure they wore the Spanish Colours
hee further saith, That about five or six daies before the seizure of the
said shipp Rappahannack, shee meeting in the River of Gaboone
upon the said Coast of Guinney with a dutch flyeboate of Amster
dam whereof one Lucas Garrett was Master, the said Lucas Garrett
came on board the said shipp Rappahannack, and upon discourse between
the saide Master and Captaine they had received advise were
about that Coast, the said Garrett in this deponents hearing told the