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of the Elias to him into the great Cabbin of the shipp whither this deponent
attempting to foe in together with the sayd Carpenter was putt back by the sayd
Alderman, and the Cabbin doore shutt against him. And saith that after the
sayd Carpenter returned back out of the Cabbin which was about halfe an houre
this deponent asking the sayd Carpenter what they had bene doeing within he
replyed, that they videlicet the sayd Alderman and himselfe had bene in the Powder
roome uner the Cabbin, and that the sayd Alderman had there found and possest
himselfe of a guilded box or Chest and a booke and some writings which had bene
made upp in a Canvas bagg, or in words to the like effect, whereupon this
deponent fearing that the sayd Palvaches jewells were found stept immediately into the
sayd Cabbin and then and there saw the above mentioned little Chest or box wherein
the jewells of the sayd Palvache were as aforesayd in the hands of the sayd Alderman
together with some writings which writings and little box or Chest the
sayd Alderman then told this deponent he would carry to the Parliament or
to that effect. And further saith that the next morning this deponent saw the
sayd Alderman take the sayd little Chest or box and the sayd writings into his
hands and putt them in his pockett or under his Coat and goe off with the
same in a boat towards London, And saith that a youngman a servant of
the sayd Samuel; Palcache named John understanding and knoweing that
the sayd Alderman had his masters box attempted and endeavoured
to have gone along in the boat with the sayd Alderman but was not permitted
so to doe but deteyned and kept aboard the Elias by the English Mariners
aboard the sayd shipp.


Sam Delaplace [SIGNATURE, LH SIDE]

Repeated before the three Judges./


The 28th of October 1653. [CENTRE HEADING]

A busines of Examination of witnesses to perpetuity}
promoted by and on the behalfe of ffrancis ffawther}
Captaine of the shipp ffrancis of Scarborough}
against all persons whatsoever that will take}
upon them the justification and defence of}
the seizure of a Certayne shipp of fflushing}
whereof Cornelius Berghanaer was Master}
taken by the shipp ffrances (whereof the sayd}
ffauther is Captaine. Colequite}

Examined upon an allegation on the behalfe
of the sayd ffrancis ffawther.

Richard Pacock of Scarborough in
the County of Yorke Mariner master
of the sayd shipp the ffrancis aged three
and thirty yeares or thereabouts a witnes
sworne and examined deposeth and saith as
followeth. videlicet.

To the first Article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith the arlate shipp
the ffrancis about five monethes now past was sett out to sea in a warlike
expedition by the arlate ffrancis ffawther as a Private Man of warr
against the States of the united Provinces, the ffrench King and
their respective subiects and all others the Enemyes of this Commonwealth
and for that purpose was furnished with a Commission authorising the
same under the great seale of this Court issued out from hence by
vertue of a warrant from the right hpnourable the Councell of State
which he knoweth being Master of the sayd shipp and having seene
and heard the sayd Commission read. And otherwise cannot depose.

To the second Article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith and deposeth
that about the latter end of June or beginning of July last past in this
present yeare 1653. the foresayd ffrancis ffawther was Captaine and