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To the 3d hee saith that the said ship Bantam ffrigat set
saile from this port with the said Captaine Taylors and Mr
Newman on board her, and safely arrived in Indra Ponza
Road upon the Coast of Sumatra in or about the moneth
of August 1657: which hee knoweth for that hee sailed
thither in her. And further cannot Answer./.

To the 4th 5th 6th and 7th hee saith that after the arrivall of the said ship the
Bantam ffrigot at Indra Ponza aforesaid the said Mr
Newman, and one Francis Griffith the then Purser
of the said ship (who is since deceased) did in the
monethes of September and October 1657. goe on
shore to the Port of Indra Ponza, to buy and provide
Pepper, and did then and there buy and Provide a great
Quantity of Pepper, which (with some other that the said
Newman, and Griffith could then and there easily have
Provided had they not bin hindered as hereafter is declared)
would have fully laden the said ship Bantam ffrigot
and the said Pepper, was to have bin transported
and Carried in the said Bantam ffrigot to Ligorne
in Italy, for the account of the said Sir John Dethick
and therest of the Merchants aforesayd: And saith
that some of the said Pepper which was Provided and
that some of the said Pepper which was Provided and
bought by the said Newman, and Griffith was in
the said moneth of September and October 1657:
laden on board the said ship, and while the said Newman and Griffith were sending the rest of the said
Pepper on board the said ship which they had Provided, and
Whilest they were Providing others, The arlate
ship the Turtle Dove, whereof the arlate Antonins
Van Voorst was Comander, and alsoe three other small
vessells or pinnaces, in her Company, which were all of them as well as the Turtle Dove in
the Imediate service of the Dutch East India Company
came and anchored Round about her, namely one
of the Pinnaces a head, and another a sterne of the Bantam
ffrigot, and the other Pinnace on the one side of her, and
the Turtle Dove (which was the Admirall) on the other side
and soe soone as ever they were anchored about the
Bantam ffrigot as aforesaid, there came a Dutch Merchant
(from aboard the Turtle Dove) on board the Bantam
ffrigot, accompanied with two others belonging to the Turtle
Dove, and they upon their Comming on board the Bantam, desired to
speake with the Captaine, and the said Captaine Taylor being
then on the Deck of the Bantam, the said Dutch Merchant
and alsoe the other two, that came with him told the said Taylor
(in the presence of this deponent and severall of the ships Company) that