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then they understanding that this deponent as the cheife
merchant upon the said shipp they commanded and tooke him and
alsoe the cheife mate aboard them, where this deponent was
told that the commander of the said shipp that soe shott at the
Baniamin (and aboard which they were as aforesaid carried) was
named de[?r]ick Swart, and his said shipp the Mars and was a
dutch shipp belonging to the Netherland East India Company
and that the name of the said other shipp (which was alsoe come
up) was the [X]ierick Sea, and was alsoe a dutch shipp
belonging to the said Company of the Netherlands,
and this to his best remembrance happened in the moneth of
November 1656, the day hee doth not remember. And saith
that being soe aboard the said derrick Sw[?e?e]rt; and some words
passing betwixt them about that hostile action, the said
Swart in passion declared and said (as this deponent understood
his broken speech betweene dutch and English) that had his grapnell
?held, hee would (as this deponent remembreth his words)
have cut their throats, speaking of the Benaimins company.
And saith that this deponent requested him to let him goe aboard

[?XXX] shipp which hee understood
[?XX] in the port of Goa, and which then was
[?XX] to be the
[?XX] [XXX] that
[?XX] frigot

in the imployment of the same persons that were
Imployers of the Beniamin) to advise her of their being [?XXXX]
at [XXX] a boate aboard herm, but hee denied it saying hee
could not give leave till the Admirall came, and when the
Admirall came this deponent made the same request to him to the
same purpose, but hee denied, and would not suffer this deponent
to goe or [?send] in, and therefore after five dayes space that
the Baniamin had bin under the said restraint or seizure, shee was
faine to depart for Surat, without speaking with the
said frigot, which had advise to communicate to this deponent tending
much to the advantage of the said Imployers/ And saith that
both before and when the said dutch shipps came up, the Banjamin
had the English colours ab[?r]oad, plaine to be seene. And further
hee deposeth not, saving the said two dutch shipps were men of warr.

To the nineteenth hee saith hee conceiveth the owners of the said
shipp by the said shooting and tearing the hull and rigging of the Baniamin
have suffered dammage to the summe of one hundred pounds sterling,
and the Imployers to have suffered very greate dammage by the
premisses, in having their voyage disappointed, the retourne of the
said shipp delayed their market lost, their goods lost by hinder
ance of imployment of their stock and otherwise to the summe
of betwixt five and six thousand pounds sterling in this
deponents estimation. And further cannot depose.