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said Captaine Clarke, that hee needed not to feare them, for that they were
dutch shipps belonging to the United Netherlands, and that hee knew
their Owners as well as hee knew this owne, and knew where they
dwelt, or words to that or the like effect. This examinate further deposeth
and saith, That during his said imprisonment or detention aboard the said
Scrolls shipp, hee this deponent heard it said by the said Scroll and by one
Claes Pr[?uice] a dutch merchant then aboard the said Scrolls shipp, that
they had in the said shipp or shipps brought from Amsterdam their respective
outward Cargoes on purpose to trade and traffique with the same for
Negroes in the Bite and other places upon the said Coast of Guinney
and to carry and dispose of the same to and at Carthagena in the
West Indies. And that hee examinate during the time aforesaid, did well
observe that most part of the said shipps provisions were such as are
usually aboard shipps victualled and sett forth from holland and the
other United provinces, and that by the confession of severall of the said
shipps Companie to this deponents precontest they had taken in all their provision of beefe, beanes
, water and the like necessaries for their voiage and Negroes they
were to procure, in holland aforesaid, And that this deponent heard the said
Scroll confesse that the said shipp the Mary being then Admirall of the
said two dutch shipps was built at Amsterdam for him to goe Master
or Commander of her, and that hee had in that quality come out from
Amsterdam upon his said voiage./

To the 7th Article hee saith, That the said John Scroll during the time
of this deponents detention as aforesaid, did in the presence and hearing of
this deponent and of his said precontest say and acknowledge, that hee
was a dutchman borne or usually dwelling at or neere Monickendam
in holland, and alsoe then and there this deponent understood and observed, That the
boateswaine, Gunner, Chirurgion, Steersman and Carpenter of
the said shipp wherein the said Scroll then was were all of them dutchmen and
Subiects of the United Netherlands, and came in and aboard the said shipp
from holland to Guiney, and soe much they severall times confessed
and acknowledged to this deponent and his said precontest. And further
hee cannot depose:/

To the eighth article hee saith, That the said fiftie Negroes or thereabouts
aboard the said shipp Rappáhánnácke át the tyme of the said seizure
were each of them one with another worth between t{w}enty and
thirty pounds a peece to the best of this deponents Judgement this deponent some moneths
after the said seizure coming to and arriving at the barbadoes, and there
sold or disposed of there, were bartered for about 24 or 25. hundred weight of
sugar per Negroe, which at the rate of five and twenty shillings for
each hundred weight according to the common estimation thereof then
and there, did amount to thirty pounds sterling and upwards; And for
and after that rate hee verily beleeveth, That both the said 50
Negroes actually laden and being aboard the said shipp Rappahannack
being credibly informed, That Negroes then newly brought thither and