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therein att the main mast head of the Golden Starr, which they so did as this
deponent beleiveth in defiance of the shipps of this Commonwealth which
he is the rather induced to beleive for that the master of the Golden
Starr after he was summoned to be visited in the name of the Parliament
of England by the Captaine of the Advantage did not onely wave his
Cuttlace over his head bidding the Advantage come under his lee, but
after one gunn with shott had bene made by the advantage to bring her
foresayle to the mast, in a most insolent and base unseemly manner and
by way of defiance of this Commonwealths frigott turned downe his breeches
and held upp his naked bumme or breech at Captaine Milly Commander
of the sayd Advantage frigot all which this deponent saw and observed
and otherwise cannot depose.

To the nynth he saith that during the sayd fight betweene the Advantage
frigot and Morning Starr or Golden Starr the arlate shipp the Waterhound
and another frigot of this Commonweath, and both wearing the Colours thereof
came upp in aide of the Advantage. And the Master and Company of the Golden
Starr might well perceyve that the sayd shipp the Waterhound and the
other frigot were in the immediate service of this Commonwealth and otherwise
he cannot depose.

To the tenth article of the sayd allegation this deponent saith that after the sayd
shipp the Waterhound came upp with the Golden Starr, she [presently] after
the making of 2 or 3 shotts boarded and tooke the Golden Starr, but
that the Golden Starr made any shot att the Waterhound he cannot
he saith depose. And further saith that the foresayde flagg of defiance
was and continued still att the main mast head of the Golden Starr till
was taken downed by some of the Company of the Waterhound, or Advantage
which this deponent well observed and saw. And otherwise cannot depose.

To the eleventh and 12th article he saith he cannot depose.

To the last he saith his depositions are true.


To the Crosse Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. and 6 Interrorgatories he saith and deposeth that there was not
any shipp any way concerned in the business called the Adventure and
saith that the Advantage att the tyme of the fight interrate was a fflandrian
built ship, and the Waterhound att the same tyme a Holland built shipp
and that he this Respondent was Carpenters mate of the Advantage and was [?XXX]
all the sayd fight from the beginning to the end thereof and thereby
knoweth that the Advantage frigot first chased haled and fought with
the Golden Starr neere foure howres before the Waterhound came upp.
And otherwise he cannot depose.

To the 7th negatively to every part thereof.

To the 8th he saith that as he remembereth there was one shott with [?XXXXX]
and noe more made by the Advantage frigott against the Golden Starr
before the Golden Starr fired their whole broad side as aforesaid and
otherwise he cannot depose.

To the .9. negatively to every part thereof.



Captaine Milly


Golden Starr or Morning Starr