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sayd ffrigott the sayd Claes Johnson and his brother Bernard Johnson who was Master of the
Nicholas, did commande her company to fight and threatned to doe mischeife to them
that would not fight, and knoweth that fower of the Nicholas her Company
videlicet an Irish man a Scotch man and two fflemings were stabbed and wounded
which as they sayd was soe done by the sayd Barnard Johnson
their Master because they refused to fight, which men soe wounded were after
seizure cured by the Chirurgion of the sayd ffrigott, And saith that the sayd
Captaine Adams coming up with his ffrigott somewhat neere sent hi owne
boate to command the sayd Claes aboard who thereupon came and being come
this deponent as Corporall of the ffrigott sett two sentinells at the Cabin
doore of the ffrigott after the sayd Claes was gone in thither, and one of
the sayd Centinells (sic) (by name William Traughton) told this deponent that hee
heard the sayd Claes Johnson saye to the sayd Captaine Adams, that if
hee the sayd Captaine Adams would permitt him to goe aboard his shipp the
Nicholas againe, hee would fight the sayd ffrigott and either sinke or b[?urne GUTTER]
his shipp the Nicholas rather than be taken And further to this article hee cannot

Ti the 3 and 4th articles of the sayd allegation hee saith that after the seizure of the sayd
shipp Nicholas and her ladeing hee this deponent (understanding Spanish) did
heare some Spaniards who were taken in her and had goods aboard her
acknowledge that shee came imediately before her seizure from Saint doming[o] in hispaniola and that her
ladeing was all or most of it there taken in and for the Accompt of Spaniards, and was to be
delivered at Cadiz in Spaine, whether shee was goeing when soe seized
and that the shipp Nicholas at her seizure, did alsoe belonge to subbiects
of the King of Spaine, and that the sayd Claes had noe propriety in her but
had only the Command of her to bring her to Cadiz And further to
these articles hee cannot depose./

To the 5th 6th 7th 8th and 9th hee cannot depose knowing nothing
touching the matters arlate saving hee saith as aforesayd that some Spaniards
seized in the Nicholas did say and acknowledge that the sayd Claes had noe
propriety in the shipp Nicholas but only the Command as Captaine of her/

To the 10th hee saith there was a parcell of Cackow seized aboard the Nicholas
which was as appeared laden by one hayes a dutch Skipper who of this deponents
knowledge had the same restored to him after the sauyd seizure, by the arlate
Generall Blake, And further saving his foregoeing deposition hee
cannot depose./

To the 11th and 12th articles hee saith that upon the seizure of the Nicholas
there were divers letters and papers found in her which were layed
up in the Cabbin of the foresayd Captaine Adams and Bernard Johnson
the Master of the Nicholas and brother of the sayd Claes watching his
oportunitie, when a storme happened and Captaine Adams and most
of his company were busied to preserve them selves against the sayd
storme, did (as hee afterwards confessed before this deponent and the
sayd Captaine Adams his brother and John Tilston Purser of the Maydestone