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Oldenburghs side, and came to an Anchor, and notice being given to the sayd 'Welch by some of the
Inhabitants and subiects of the duke of Oldenburgh that the danes had provided
two or three smacks and manned them with men intending to lay the sayd shipps
Indeavour and Mary aboard in the night and surprize them, the sayd Welch called to this
deponent and asked him if hee had any money to gratifie those that brought him that intelligence
and this deponent telling him noe, hee the sayd Welch gave them a match locke muskett in satisfaction
and thereupon presently put out his gunnes and prepared himselfe to fight
them and not longe after the sayd smacks came but seeing the sayd shipps
Endeavour and Mary in a readinesse to make resistance, and the sayd Welch
causing his trumpett to sound a challenge the sayd smacks passed
by further up the River and came downe againe and returned towards their shipps
not daring to approach and come neere the Indeavour and Mary
and this was in the latter end of June or beginning of July last
whereupon the Indeavour and Mary weighed anchor from thence and went
up higher in the River towards the Citty of Oldenburgh and came with the
Indeavour to an Anchor and sent the shallopp the Mary to put into a Creeke
in the duke of Oldenburghs dominion, and the shallopp beeing makeing
towards shoare some of the duke of Oldenburghs subiects called out to the
shallopps Company in sight and hearing of this deponent and others of the Company of
the Endeavour and told them they should not come to make fast their shallopp
either with Anchor or hawser in that Creeke whereupon the sayd Welch
and fower or five of his Company of the Endeavour went ashoare in the shipps boate
to knowe why they might not (it being in the duke of Oldenburghs dominion
who was a Prince in amity with this Commonwealth) be permitted to make
fast there, and hee and his boates Crue being ashoare certayne of the sayd generall
of the danes Company who had gotten ashoare certayne of the sayd generall
of the danes Company who had gotten ashoare and lay in ambush were
thereabout, seized upon the sayd Welch and his Crue and their boate, and kept
them prisoners, and then called out in English to the Companyes of the Indeavour
and sayd now you see wee are possessed of your Captaine therefore deliver
up your shipps for [XXXX XXXX] and will have them, and your Captaine hath
promised that you shall deliver them or words to that effect whereto
Nehemiah Collins Master of the Endeavour under the sayd
Captaine Welch and others of the company of the sayd shipp in presence and
hearing of this deponent spake to the sayd danes and sayd wee will not
deliver them without order under our Captaines owne hand, and thereupon
the danes departed carrying the sayd Captaine Welch and his Crue which
they had taken prisoners with them, and the Companyes of the Indeavour
and Mary sett sayle from thence and went further up the River
within about a myle and a halfe of the Citty of Oldenburgh and there
came to an Anchor and the sayd Captaine Welch and his Crue having
gotten released of their imprisonment (by what meanes hee knoweth not) come
againe aboard the Indeavour then lyeing neere Oldenburgh, and tooke
his letters of Marque aforesayd and accompanied with one Gibbons, his trumpeter,
and one Hacker, went by land to the duke of Oldenburgh to procure
from him protection for himselfe his Companyes and shipps aforesayd
and as hee this deponent was afterwards by the sayd Captaine Welch and those