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English, but had gone her direct Course for fflanders according to this direct
course shee shaped when first espyed and pursued by the said ffrenchmen
of warr, there being at that tyme, at this deponent and companie had well
observed, no English man or men of warr neere the coast of those parts
And further hee cannot depose.

To the 6th hee saith, that if the said English friggat had not as shee
did boarded the said shipp fortune, the said two frenchmen of warr
were in a readinesse and resolution immediately to have boarded and take
her, they then being but about a muskett shott from her, nor could shee
possibly have escaped them, had they not in obeissance to the English [?colours GUTTER]
Lowred their sailes, and saith that the said two frenchmen of warr had at the
time aforesaid 200. men or thereabouts, and 22. peices of Cannon aboard
them which was more than sufficient force to have boarded and taken the
said shipp fortune having but [?20.] men and 5 peeces of Ordnance aboard
her, and that without any aide or assistance of the English: The premisses
hee knoweth her the reasons aforesaid, And further cannot depose

To the 7th and 8th articles of the said Allegation hee saith, that presently
after the said seizure, the said ffrench Captaines went aboard the said
English ffriggat with their Commissions and spoke to the Commander
thereof, and afterwards aboard the Commander in chief then lyeing about
two leagues off in the downes, and demanded the said shipp fortune
and ladeing, but were told by the said Commander that hee first write about
it to London, and if the said shipp fortune and ladeing were there
adjudged to them at their Prize, they should have the same, or to that
or the like effect at this deponent who was not present at those transcations
upon the returne of the said Captaine to their shipps heard them say
and affirme. And further cannot depose:/

To the 9th hee saith the said shipp Eagle
att the time aforesaid had about 100. men and 12. peeces of Ordnance
aboard her being of the burthen of about 100. tunn, and the said shipp
Mary Royall of about 70 tunns, having about 100. men and 9
peeces of cannon aboard her at a foresaid, being thereby sufficently
able either of then, to have taken the fortune, if they had not bin
hindred by the English, and that they and both of them their respecting
commissions aboard them at the time aforesaid, which this deponent saw[?e GUTTER]
and observed. And further cannot depose.

To the 10th hee saith that the said shipp fortune was laden with wynes
and brandewynes of Nantes, at this deponent hath observed upon her
discharge in this Port of London, and in conscience is fully convinced that
the same belonged to fflandrians subjects of the king of Spaines and
were bound to some Port in fflanders under his command. for the
accompt of fflandrians. And further cannot depose./

To the last hee saith his foregoing deponent is true

To the Crosse Interrogatories./ [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith, hee never know the fortune interrate till the
time shee was chased by the said frenchmen of warr./

To the second hee saith, hee saw not the goods in Controversy laden
ffrance aboard the said shipp fortune, nor knoweth hee who laded them

To the third hee saith, the said shipps lading consisted principally in wyn{e} and