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The 23th of September 1659.

Touching the Advise and)
dragon aforesaid)

Examined upon the foresaid allegation.


John Stannian of London gentleman aged 26 yeeres
or thereabouts sworne and examined.

To the first and second articles of the said allegation hee saith and deposeth
that in or about May last was a twelve moneth the Governour and
Company of English Merchants trading to East India sent out and employed
from this Port in Merchant service two shipps the one named the Advise
Robert May commander, and the other named the dragon Nicholas
Baddiford commander to goe and saile for Bantam in the Island
of Java Major, and that in or about the said moneth of May 1658
the said Companies factors having received their Commissions, and the said shipps
their dispatches they set saile from the downes and arrived with their money and goods of
a greate valew for the said companies account, to be dischardged at
Bantam, and there to be reladed for England, All which hee knoweth
for that hee was privie to the giving of the said Commissions and
dispatches, and having seene the Charterpartie of the said affreightance
and being acquainted with all the transactions touching the said shipps.

To the third fourth and rest of the articles of the said allegation
hee saith and deposeth that according to advises and dispatches for
the factors and commanders of the said two shipps sent to the said
English Company and others (which this deponent hath seene) the shipp the
Advise arived at Anjar neare Bantam on or about the 15th of
October 1658, and that on or about the seaventeenth of the said moneth
a Pr[?aw] was sent off from the English house under command of
one Peter Corke with fresh provisions to be caried aboard her
but fearing himselfe to goe aboard in regard of certaine dutch shipps
which were there riding, hee sent off a canow or boate with an
English flagg and two of the companies servants aboard one of the
dutch shipps to know whither the pra[?w] might come aboard the Adrian
but the dutch carrying them selves most insolently towards the English servants
the said Canow and kept the same and the servants and flagg, and
would not nor did suffer that the said shipp should receive the Provisions
nor did they send warning to the Pra[?w] to depart, And that on or
about the eighteenth day of the said moneth of October, the said shipp
Advise arived by the Commander of the dutch ffleete under Pull[?apanjan GUTTER]
Who traeted the commander and company of the Advise very dis?courtesly
and surrounded him with five of the dutch shipps, and on the next day the said
English factors were commanded out of the Advise aboard the dutch
Commadore, And that the said English
factors then related to the dutch that they belonged unto the Licensed
East India Company of England and come forth upon their account
and that they desired and did hope and expect according to the articles
of Peace betweene the two nations, that without the least molestation
or interruption they might quietly saile into Bantam Roade, or that
their designed parts and dispose of themselves according to their Commissions