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Said Commander or Admiral, this deponent thereunto replyed that
he had nothing to say to him, and that he would not goe out of his said
shipp, they proving that they could not by threats or persuasions get
this deponent’s consent to leave his said shipp, the said Dutch Captaines then
on board of Fredericks commanded the Dutch souldyers to putt the deponent
by force out of his said ship into one of the Dutch boates, which
was accordingly done and, in the said boate, this deponent and his
chief mate and Boateswanie were carried and brought on board
the said Admirall shipp, wherein this Deponent was carried to Batavia
and upon the 23rd day of the said moneth of October was by
the said Commander and two of his said Captaines of the said Dutch
fleet carried on shoare into the castle of Batavia and presented or
brought before the Dutch Lord Generall of India by name Joan
Maetsluycker, who after some questions sent this Deponent and Capt
Lawrence Browning Commander of the other English shipp of
"Francis and John" to prison upon Point Pearle in the said
Castle, where, as aforesaid they found the said Robert Skinner
And Captain John Kingsman aforesaid prisoners in and under the
noysome shedd predeposed, to whose number they were added
and there remained prisoners until the 7th Day of December following
at which time the Dutch fleet departed from Batavia bound for
Europe; having this Deponent and the other persons abovementioned
Prisoners on board them, being sent on board the same out of the
said prison by order of the said Dutch Generall, and this deponent guarded by
a souldyer with a musket and lighted match to deliver him on
board the shipp "Malacca" as a prisoner unto the Commander of the
said shipp, to be carried to Amsterdam. And further to these
Interrogatories hee saieth he cannot depose./

To the 25th Interrogatorie hee saieth That during such [time] at he
this deponent was imprisoned in the said Castle of Batavia, hee
was putt into a filthy and noisome prison at aforesaid, being at
aforesaid full of vermin whereby, and by the noisomnesse of the said
prison this deponent fell sick and was in very great Danger of his life
as was then very well known unto and observed by this deponent
then fellow prisoner, and that during the whole time of such that
Deponent’s imprisonment he received only six slight dollars
amounting fower and twenty English shillings, hee this
Deponent then having a kinsman of his and two of his servants with
him to be maintained, and victualls and necessaries in that place being
exceeding deare; And this deponent further saiste that upon the fifth
day of November 1657, English style, he this deponent and the said
Robert Skinner and Capt Lawrence Browning were taken out of the
said prison and having each of them a musketeer with lighted
match to guard them, they were conducted and brought to the [Towne]
house of Batavia, being the place of Judicature of that City.
(and being