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The 13th day of October 1653 [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined upon the sayd allegation.


George Moulin of Shadwell in the County of Middlesex Mariner
Carpenters mate of the Advantage frigat aged two and thirty
yeares or thereabouts a witnesse sworne and examined
deposeth and saith as followeth videlicet.

To the first second third and fourth articles of the sayd allegation. This deponent saith
and deposeth that upon the munday next after the Portland fight this
last winter the tyme otherwise he remembreth not, the arlate shipps the
Advantage and the Waterhound tooke the arlate shipp the Golden Starr or
Morning Starr in fight off of Beachy about 4 leagues from the English
shoare, the sayd shipp sayling then in her direct course upp the English
Channell Eastward, and saith that att the sayd tyme and for many
monethes before and continually since there was and is warr betwixt this
Commonwealth and the States of the united Provinces, and the same was and is
notorious, and knowne as he beleiveth att Cadiz and other ports of Spaine and
in fflanders and other places beyond the seas, and to the master and Company
of the Golden Starr. and otherwise cannot depose.

To the fifth sixth and severnth articles of the sayd allegation This deponent
saith that upon the sayd Munday morning the arlate shipp the Advantage
being in the immediate service of this Commonwealth and wearing the Colours
thereof c ame upp with the Golden Starrupon the English coast and haled
her, and commannded her to strike to the Parliament of England and to
bring their fore sayle to the mast, and send of their boat and submitt to be
visited, but he saith the Master and Company of the Golden Starr refused
so to doe and kept on their way, whereof the Captaine of the Advantage
takeing notice with intent to mynd them of their duty made a shott att the
which notwithstanding the master and Company of the
Golden Starr not onely refused to strike and bring their sayle to the mast
but peremptorily and violently assaulted the Advantage frigat in an insolent
and hostile way upon the Coast of England, and shott a whole broad suide
upon the Advantage which did [?execution] upon the Advantage and kill'd
two of the Company thereof, and made the sayd broad side before the Advantage
made any broadside upon the Golden Starr. And afterwards fought with
the Advantage frigot 3 or 4 houres and did their utmost endeavour to sinke
and destroy her being an English frigot fighting under the colours
of England for the Commonwealth of England upon the English Coast as
aforesayd. The premisses he knoweth being present in the sayd fight in
the Advantage frigot and seeing, observing and perfectly remembring
the passages aforesayd. And otherwise cannot depose

To the eighth article of the sayd allegation he saith that the Master and Company of the Golden Starr
after they were haled as aforesayd and had began the fight by a broad side
as aforesayd, putt out a Redd flagg with the picture of an hand and sword