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was at the said ships side hee did demand the said Ketcher, his
mates; purser, Boatswaine, and another of the said Ships Company
to goe at Oratava, and then hee would procure them
Prattick for the said Ship, and the said pretended ffactor told the
Master and Company of the said Ship openly in the hearing of all the other
Spaniards in the said Boate, That hee knew they were all
English men: and thereupon the Company of the said Ship perceived
they were discovered. to be English would not be persuaded to goe
on shore. But did all of them much
Importune the said Caralo Tye to goe on shore to procure
practick for the said Ship, but the said Tye did not nor would soe
Doe, And saith that the said Pretended ffactor or any that came
with him did not demand or require either any Bills of health.
or other papers or writings or desired to knowe with what goods
the said ship was Laden: This hee deposeth for the reasons aforesaid
And further hee cannot depose./.

To the 11th. hee saith that the said Spanish Boate soe come unto
the Ship the Lisbone ffrigot with the said Pretended ffactor in it
on or about the 28th day, of July 1658 in the afternoone, and
the said Tye, and this deponent and 3 more of the said Ships Company
had bin ashore at Oratavo in the Morning of the said Day and
had bin and were denied Practick, and about that time hee saith
the said Newes came to Oratavo of the taking Dunkirke and putting the Spaniards to the Sword
after they had given them quarter (as was Pretended) given by the English
And Saith that all the said Shipps Company did looke upon the
sending of the said Boate, to get the Master, Mate, Purser, Boatswaine
an an other of the said Ships Company on Shore to be
?clearly a devise to betray them. and not to procure Practick, in
regard they had just before positively denied the same, And
further hee cannot depose.

To the 12th and 13th hee saith that the more to Confirme that there
was some practick, or designe to surprize the said Ship and
Company there were three or foure Spanish Vessells, sent out
from Oratavo manned with Spaniards About the same [XXXX GUTTER]
the foresaid Spanish Boate came to the Lisbone ffrigot and the said Ketcher and Company demanded
of the Company of the Spanish Boate what Vessells, they were
and they in the said Spanish Boate replyed they were Vessells carrying
of wines to Santa Cruze, and at that time
indeed they were in a direct Course sailing from the Lisbone
ffrigot, and saith the said Ketcher thereupon ?ffurled
the sailes of the said Ship, and Comanded his boate to be ready
againe intending to send some of his Company on shore, and
came to Anchor with the Lisbone ffrigott. which the said Spanish
Vessells perceiving they Imediately altered their Course and came
directly before the winde as if they did intend to have seized
upon the Lixon ffrigott And for this deponent verily beleeveth they would (and did
the rest of the said Shipps Company alsoe beleeve;) upon her boate
and some of her Company were gone on shore; And saith the said