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did enter the Port; went a shoare and addressed themselves to the Governour of
Trapanie to request and desire his protection of them and their shipps against
the sayd Trump and his dutch shipps, and the sayd Governour promised them
protection accordingly. And further he cannot depose.

To the 14th he saith That after the returne of this deponent the sayd Captaine
Swanley and the sayd Corporall a shipboard there came a Messenger from
the sayd Governour in a boat and acquainted the sayd Captaine Swanley and
this deponent that he was goeing to Van Trump to charge him from the
sayd Governour not to make any disturbance in that Port, and the sayd
Messenger went ymmediately to the sayd Dutch shipps and after some stay
there returned with one in his boat belonging to the sayd Dutch shipps
and arrived with him at Trapany. And saith that soone after another
Messenger came to the sayd Captaine Swanley and this deponent from the sayd
Governour warning them and their Companie upon paine of death not to shoot, for that they
were in the King of Spaines Port and were and should be safe and
s[XXXX], or to that effect, And saith that the premisses notwithstanding the
sayd Van Trump came upp with his sayd Dutch shipps immediately
upon the returne of his owne Messenger from TRapany which was about
2 of the Clock after noone of the sayd 25th of June into
the sayd Port, and with 2 shipps Clappt aboard the Saint Peter, and with
four of his sayd shipps Clappt aboard the harry Bonadventure and thereby
became master of them and tooke and surprized them and their lading
within pistoll shott of the Castle of Trapanie. This deponent being then
present and aboard the Saint Peter att the tyme of seizure and saw and
well observed the sayd passages. And otherwise cannot depose.

To the .15th he saith he saw one of the sayd Dutch men of warr lye aground
att or about the sayd tyme of seizure , and knoweth that some shott was made
from the Castle or forts of Trapanie but without any execution done upon
the Dutch shipps or any of them, and colourably only as this deponent
beleiveth. And otherwise cannot depose.

To the .16th. he saith he knoweth not to depose.

To the 17th and 18th he saith there were of the sight of this deponent who made
shift to escape out of the hands of the dutch the merchants shipps
that lay [?losse] and unmolested in the sayd Port of Trapany after the
seizure aforesayd was past and over. And otherwise cannot depose saving
the sayd Van Trump att his goeing off from TRapanie saluted the
Towne with severall gunnes and struck his flagg of the sight of
this Deponent, who saw Trumpes men att their foeing off [XXXX XXXXXX XXXXX XXXXX XXXX GUTTER]

To the 19th, he saith he heard it comonly talked and discoursed of in TRapany
by the Inhabitants thereof after the sayd seizure, that the sayd Governour
had betrayed the sayd 2 shipps to Van Trump for money. and further hee
cannot depose.

To the 20th he saith the harry Bonadventure was of the burthen of 400
tonnes or thereabouts, and was a Competent Strong shipp fitted with all
manner of tackle weapons and munition for a Mann of warr and had
41 gunnes, and a great quantity of powder and shott; and had some