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the Jonathan anchoring a nights space neere the said Iland purposing to goe into
Bantam the next day, the said dutch shipp anchored neere her the said
other foure dutch shipps riding also neere, and the next morning the Jonathan
?was to goe into Bantam the said dutch shipps boate came aboard and
told the commander and company of the Jonathan that they must not goe into
Bantam, for the dutch had warrs with the Bantamers and the said
dutch shipps lay there purposely soe to doe, and being answered that they
of the of the Jonathan were bound to goe in upon their merchandizing designe, and therewith all
stearing to goe in, the Skipper of the said dutch shipp aboard the Jonathan
called out to those aboard the said dutch shipp to fire at the Jonathan being commanded
to come close to their Admirall, shee having not powerto resist the said
five shipps came to an anchor close under commande and will of the
said Admirall, which hee knoweth for the reasons aforesaid.

To the fifth, 6th and seaventh articles hee saith and deposeth that the said
shipp Jonathan being soe come to an anchor under commande of the said
Admirall, the Admiralls boate came aboard and required the Merchant
to come aboard the Admirall, which his precontest Mr dacres (being Cape
Merchant of the Jonathan did accordingly, accompanied wuth Samuell Wright
one of the Mates of the Jonathan, And after some space the said mr dacres
retourned aboard the Jonathan and declared that the said Admirall would
not by any meanes or perswasions suffer the Jonathan to goe into Bantam
although hee had acquainted him with their designe and the sicknes of
the Jonathans men, and necessitie of their having fresh victualls and laid before
him the dammage like to befall his principalls unlesse the shipp went
in, and being soe denied, there was a upon a consultation aboard
the Jonathan a Protest drawne up against the dutch for such their
hinderance, and the same was caried aboard the said Admirall. And
further hee cannot depose.

To the 8th article hee saith that the said mr dacres and mr wright [XXX GUTTER]
carried the said Protest aboard the Admirall declared upon their retourne
after the second time of their going aboard, that they had desired an answer
thereto in writing, but that the said Admirall had denied that alsoe. And
further hee cannot depose XXX this deponent not going aboard the Admirall.

To the nineth hee saith that the said commander and merchant and
the company of the Jonathan being interrupted and forcibly detained
from going into Bantam, were necessitated to goe and did goe with the
said shipp to other places, to which the said goods were not designed
and for which they were not proper, and therto vend and dispose them
at an under rate by very much in respect of that they would have produced
at Bantam, to the greate losse and dammage of the said Imployers, And
further deposeth not.

To the tenth hee saith that by such hinderance and proXXXX by the dutch
and thereby the Jonathan not going into Bantam to deliver her said goods and
thether designed, and by her vending the said goods (intended for Bantam) at
other places at low rates, and other disappointments and prjudices
to the said shipps trade and voyage occasioned by the said hinderance and
?precipitation bby the dutch, the said Imployers the producents have in his
estimation suffered losse and dammage to the summe of six thousand pounds
sterling. And further deposeth not

Repeated before Doctor Godolphin

Alexander Prescott [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]