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and service of the said religious persons, and their Attendants being all or most of them natives of Savoy, or of Burgundy under the dominion of the King of Spaine some of
which this deponent saw packed up at Roane, namely 5. or 6. bailes or bundles
of quilts, a Case of white earthen ware, a trunck with bookes and Cloathes
belonging to the said director and another baile of bookes, linnen, artificall
flowers and other inventions, which from thence were transported to
Diepe aforesaid, and there imbarques in the said shipp the Saint george, and
the rest of the said bailes and trunkes were brought from Paris thither
for the use above specified, but what was contained therein; this deponent
knoweth not; saving as hereafter declared And saith that the said shipp was and is commonly
accompted a Hamborough shipp and the Master thereof John Peterson
Griep was and is accompted a Hamburgher And the King and
Queen of Poland and the religious persons aforesaid were and are persons
in amity with this Commonwealth, And beleeveth That the said Relligious
persons according to the Civill Customs of fforraigne Countries are priviledged and
ought to passe freely withiout searching or interruption in their travells
Yet notwithstanding such their freedoms the said persons were by them
said seizors treated in a most uncivill and violent manner, notwithstanding that the said
Master and others Gentlemen and passengers showed unto them the letters
of safe conduct of his said Majestie of Poland and gave them a full
accompt of the designe, desiring them not to interrupt their passage or
to injure or abuse them as they did. And saith that the said ffather
Directors trunke with his bookes cloathes and goods to the valew of about
2. hundred french Crownes, the trunke of one Monsieur Blanchart secretary
to Monsieur des Esarts Superintendent to the Queene of Poland or some other
persom of great quality Attendant upon the said Queene to the valew of
about 200 ffrench Crownes, the portmantle of one Mr de La [?Lane]
Comptroler to the Queene of Poland, to the valew of about 100: li
sterling, two trunkes belonging to one Monsieur Mantevle a Polonian Gentleman worth about
450: li sterling: and severall other goods as rings jewells, moneyes, linnen,
silver scales, and silver crosses of a very great valew, but the particular
valews this deponent knoweth not, were violently plundered and taken
away by the said seizors, and by certaine souldjers who come aboard the said shipp
in the haven of Dover The premisses hee deposeth, being an attendant upon
the said ffather director and designed to goe a passenger in the said Vessell
for Poland, and present at the lading of the said Vessell at Diepe
as aforesaid, and at the seizure and plunder of her, and the religious psons
and passengers aboard her, as is predeposed. And otherwise cannot depose:-

To the Crosse Interries [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith, That hee cometh on the behalf of the said religious
persons and by the persuasion of the said ffather director to declare the
trueth of his knowledge in this Cause, and saith hee hath a bagg in the said
shipp with wearng cloathes linnen and other necessaries for his owne use, And
saith hee is a Roman Catholique. And otherwise cannot depose.

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