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John Harris and Company all English men and subiects of this Common
wealth of England were commonly reputed to be and soe still ought to be the
true lawfulll Owners and proprietors of the arlate Shipp the Lady
ffrigott and of her tackle apparell, and furniture And saith the sayd Shipp
was taken to freight by the arlate Alderman Riccard and Company
English Merchants on a trading voyage to be made from London
to Ligorne Portrai (OR, Petrao) & other places beyond the seas to lade Currans and other goods
ther for their Account and deliver them heere at London to them or their Agents

To the 3 articles of the sayd allegation hee saith that in the moneths and tyme
arlate the sayd shipp the Lady ffrigitt arriving safely at Polrao Road
the Agents of the sayd Alderman Riccard and Company did there and at
Mathalagoe cause to be laden one hundred and sixty tonnes of Currans and divers other
goods or bales of silke, and other merchandizes and moneys for Account
of the saiyd Riccard and Company to be brought thence to London and there
delivered to them or their Agents And further hee cannot depose/

To the 4th 5th and 6th articles hee saith that the sayd shipp the Lady ffrigott haveing
reced the sayd Currans and other goods and moneys aboard her lay therewitrh
and with other her ladeing in a peaceable manner at Anchor in the
Road of ?Poltrao in the moneth of November 1658 And saith that
while shee soe lay there upon the fowerteenth day of the sayd moneth
there came into the sayd Roade a shipp of warr of about a hundred and
fifty tonnes called [?some of the company] sayd [?XXX XXXXX] belonging (as severall of her company afterwards con-
fessed in this deponents heareing) to Genoa whence shee came
as they alsoe sayd under command of Captaine ffrancisco
Hippolito Centurioni togeather with two other shipps which
came thence in her Company sett out alsoe by the sayd Hippolito on a Warlike designe, which shipp the Santa Cruse at her first coming
into Polrao Roade had a white flagg in her poope and made
as if shee would have anchored neere the Lady ffrigott but when
shee was gotten up neere to her the Captaine and Company of the sayd
Genoa shipp called the Santa Cruse did in a warlike manner with
swords and gunns and other instruments of warr board the Lady ffrigott
and wounded the Captaine of her and six more of her Company
and violently seized her ladeing of Currans and other goods and
money and dispoiled the owners thereof of the same and Converted
them to their the said Captaine Stale and his Companyes use And
saith the Gunner and an other of her Company dutchmen both who well
speake good English told this deponent and others of the Lady ffrigotts Company
that the Captainne of the Santa Cruse the better to enable him to seize
the Lady ffrigott and her ladeing had a little before the sizure
taken some Mariners and souldiers out of the foresayd two other Genoa
men of warr And hee saith most of the Company of the Santa Cruse
were Italians, and as they confessed belonged to Genoa And
further to these articles hee cannot depose./

To the 7th article hee saith that after the seizure of the Lady ffrigott
and her ladeing severall of the Company of the Santa Cruse did confesse
that they were sett out from Genoa upon a warlike designe at the
Turk?s and had bin a great while abroad and Could get noe prizes
and therefore they had taken a Spanish Commission which was only
to last a certayne tyme, which tyme) as they sayd and acknowledged
was expired two monethes before they seized the Lady ffrigott and
her ladeing, but sayd alsoe that they were resolved ?although