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To the .16.th he saith he knoweth nothing thereof.

To the .17.th he saith he knoweth nothing thereof.

To the 18:th he saith the sayd seizure and losse of the Harry Bonadventure
and Saint Peter att Trapany as aforesd happened upon the 25th day of June
Last being Saturday, And upon the Monday next ensueing this deponent being
a prisoner aboard the vice Admirall of the Dutch Shipps saw two merchants
shipps belonging to the Dutch come safe out of the port of Trapany freely
and unmolested. And otherwise cannot depose.

To the .19.th he saith he cannot depose.

To the 20th he saith the arlate shipp the harry Bonadventure was an able
strong shipp of the burthen of 300 tonnes and upwards; and had 41. gunnes
and a brasse mar?therers, and was well equipped and fitted with all
materialls weapons and munition fitting for a Man of warr of her
burthen, and was victualled for about 5 monthes for 100 men.
and had a great quantity of powder aboard the certainty whereof this
deponent knoweth not, and saith there were goods and tokens aboard
and severall goods and necessaries belonging to the sayd Captaine Swanley
and Companie of good value, And this deponent for his owne part had
aboard att the tyme of the sayd seizure upon his owne accompt in goods
Cloathes medicaments Instruments and other things to the cleare value
of one hundred thirty eight pounds eighteene shillings sterling, over and besides
his expences from Livorno to England amounting to the summe of
eleven pound seven shillings sterling, which sayd goods and expenses
are more particularly deduced in a schedule to the sayd allegaton annexed
drawne upp into the forme of an Affidavit, and exhibited into this Court
on the behalfe of this deponent. And he saith that he hath moreover
suffered dammage by meanes of the sayd seizure in his losse of tyme
the summe of 15 li sterl. And saith he knoweth not the value of the
sayd shipp the harry Bonadventure nor the value of other mens losses
therein. And further he cannot depose.

To the 21th he saith that the losse of the sayd shipps the harry Bonadventure
and Saint Peter and their respective ladings was as he verily beleiveth
occasioned by the fraud contrivance and practise of the sayd Governors
of messina and Trapany or one of them, And beleiveth that in case
the sayd Captaine Swanley had bene supplyed with necessaries in due tyme
att Messina and had not bene there deprived of his ffelenca and men as aforesayd
or had bene protected by the Governor of TRapany aforesayd as
he might have bene, the sayd shipps the harry Bonadventure and
Saint Peter had not bene taken by the dutch nor lost to the English
And otherwise he cannot depose.

To the last he saith his depositions are true. And otherwise cannot

Repeated before Doctor Clarke
and Doctor Godolphin.



The 24th day of September; Examined upon the sayd ?Allegation


William Clutterbuck of hackney in the County of Middlesex
Mariner Purser of the sayd shipp the Harry Bonadventure
aged three and twenty yeares or thereabouts a witnes sworne
and Examined. saith as followeth videlicet