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into the mould and there moored her selfe at a great distance
from them, and pulled of her sailes from her yards And at
the time aforesaid hee saith there was an ostend man of warr then
also riding neere the said Mole one Carew an Englishman Master or
Commander of her
the Master of the said Petache he saith was very fearefull
and refused to put to sea least shee should bee seized and taken by Sir
Jeremy Smith who with his squadron at that time and for
severall dayes together rode without the Hamburgers in the Road
within shott of the mole where the said Petache then ridd, And soe long as there
was any report of Sir jeremy Smiths being in the Streights or
anyways thereabouts the Captaine of the Petache never stirred
nor dared soe to doe but kept himselfe within Malega Mole for fear
of being taken by the English. And saith that during the said
shipps Joseph Marias aboade at Malega, this deponent and
severall other English belonging to English Shipps then there
told the said Captaine of the said Genowesse vessell that the
English would meete with them before they gott to Amsterdam
the Master and others of his Company replyed that they cared
not a ffart for the English for they had friends enough abroad
to guard them or words to the same or like Effect. And saith
there were onboard two pilotts, which
were said to bee Dutch men and as they acknowledged
themselves to bee, Namely hee hath bin told by the Clubfooted fellowe
(one of the pilotts) that hee was borne and lived severall yeers together
at Amsterdam, but that he now lived with his wife at Alicant And some
of the Petuches Company hee saith declared to this deponent that a young
fellow (a Cooke) was borne at Schedam. And saith that when this
deponent, who was Masters mate of a merchtman the John of
London John Nansun Captaine
came away hee left the said Ostend man of warr as also the Hamburger
and his fleete and the Genewesse Petache all behind them at Malega
and if the said Genewesse vessell had bin bound for Hamborow she
might have gonn in Company with the Hamborow ffleete or convoy
which she did not, as this deponent hath bin informed or with Sir Jeremy Smith and
the English Squadron and merchantmen, Which as hee heard
she never did, But saith this deponent and severall other
English merchants then looked upon her to bee bound for Amsterdam
and to have Dutch lading on board ffor that Hamburgers now
and have ?done ever since the beginning of this warr
ffetched and doe ffetch their owne goods from Genoa and other
places in the Streights and send out good shipps for that purpose. And
saith that many more (that are now in his Majestys service) could and
can witnesse the same that this deponent hathe before deposed