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The same day, Examined upon the sayd allegation


Jan Peterson of Hamburgh mariner Stiersman of the sayd shipp
the Fortune aged three and twenty yeares or thereabouts sworne
and examined saith as followeth. videlicet.

6. To the .1 .2 .3 and 4th Articles of the sayd allegation This deponent saith, That the sayd shipp
7. Fortune sailing from France with her lading of wynes under the Command of
8. his precontest as Master of her and ćoming for the duines was about the end of
9. January last past seized by the Dartmouth frigot arlate. And he saith That
10. of his certayne knowledge and by vertue of his Oath that the shipp Fortune
11. or her Master or Company did not any way oppose the sayd frigot nor fly away from
12. her, but being summoned did strike her maine topsayle and soone after
13. her foresayle and willingly submitted to be visited and seized by the Company
14. of the sayd frigot that came on board her for that purpose. And that the sayd
15. sayles being so strucke continued so till the seizure, and that there was noe
16. fault in the sayd Master or Company of the Fortune or any neglect of duty as
17. concerning the striking of their sayles. Which this deponent being the
18. Steersman of the sayd shipp and seeing the sayd passages knoweth to be true
19. And otherwise cannot depose.

To the Cross Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

22. To the 1 and 2. Interrogatories he saith there was neyther Chase, nor flight in the bsuines in
23. question, and saith that he guesssed the sayd frigot to be about a mile from shore
24. when he first saw the same, and the Fortune when she was boarded was
25. about ˹a˺ mile from shoare. And the Frigot he saith shot twice, and the Fortune
26. att the first shot immediately struck her maintopsayle, and upon the second shot
27. immediately stuck her foresayle, And the sayd shipp and frigott att such tyme of
28. striking were att an ordinary shotts distance, the sayd frigott wearing the
29. English Colours all the tyme. And otherwise saving as aforesayd he cannot answere GUTTER



The same day Examined upon the sayd allegation


Jan Dirickson of Modenblick in {X} holland Mariner aged one
and twenty yeares sworne and examined saith. as followeth. videlicet

36. To the sayd allegation and severall articles Therein, This deponent saith. That about the
37. end of January last past the sayd shipp Fortune and her lading of wines were seized
38. by the dartmouth frigot arlate. And he saith That the sayd shipp did make noe manner GUTTER
39. of opposition against, nor did fly from the sayd frigot att all, but was visited and
40. seized. without any force, or opposition of her master Daniel Egerson or any of
41. his Company. ffor he saith That immediately upon the first warning the sayd Egerson
42. casued his maintopsayle to be lowered, and soone after struck his foresayle and
43. continued both the sayd sayle so strucken, so as some of the company of the sayd
44. frigott came presently on board without any XXXX the Fortune without any opposition GUTTER
45. and so seized her and her lading and brought the same in to the downes. And there GUTTER
46. was noe fault or neglect in the sayd Egerson or his Company at all in the premisses
47. And this he knoweth to be true being Cooke in and of the sayd shipp and seeing
48. and well remembring the foresayd passgaes. And otherwise he cannot depose.

To the Crosse Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

51. To the sayd Interrogatories hee saith. That the sayd frigit, rom her first dicovery by the Fortune
52. to the sayd seizure, had out the English Colours and there was not any chase made att all GUTTER
53. but the Fortune sayled up directly for the duines meeting the sayd frigot that ćame that way GUTTER
54. and the sayd frigot was neere the shoare att her first being so discovred, and tooke GUTTER
55. the Fortune avout a small dutch mile from the shoare, And further he saith that GUTTER
56. the fortune upon her first summons by a shott from the frigot presently lowered her
57. top sayle, and soone after upon a second like summons lowered her foresayle
58. att which tymes the sayd shipp and frigott were about musket shott assunder or not GUTTER
59. much more. And otherwise he cannot answer.

Jan dirckson [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


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