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The same day, Examined upon the sayd allegation


Jan Peterson of Hamburgh mariner Stiersman of the sayd shipp
the Fortune aged three and twenty yeares or thereabouts sworne
and examined saith as followeth. videlicet.

To the .1 .2 .3 and 4th Articles of the sayd allegation This deponent saith, That the sayd shipp
Fortune sailing from France with her lading of wynes under the Command of
his Precontest as Master of her and ćoming for the duines was about the end of
January last past seized by the dartmouth frigot arlate. And he saith That
of his certayne knowledge and by vertue of his Oath that the shipp Fortune
or her Master or Company did not any way oppose the sayd frigot nor fly away from
her, but being summoned did strike her maine topsayle and soone after
her foresayle and willingly submitted to be visited and seized by the Company
of the sayd frigot that came on board her for that purpose. And that the sayd
sayles being so strucke continued so till the seizure, and that there was noe
fault in the sayd Master or Company of the Fortune or any neglect of duty as
concerning the striking of their sayles. Which this deponent being the
Steersman of the sayd shipp and seeing the sayd passages knoweth to be true
And otherwise cannot depose.

To the Cross Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the 1 and 2. Interrogatories he saith there was neyther Chase, nor flight in the busines in
question, and saith that he guesssed the sayd frigot to be about a mile from shore
when he first saw the same, and the Fortune when she was boarded was
about a mile from shoare. And the Frigot he saith shot twice, and the Fortune
att the first shot immediately struck her maintopsayle, and upon the second shot
immediately stuck her foresayle, And the sayd shipp and frigott att such tyme of
striking were att an ordinary shotts distance, the sayd frigott wearing the
English Colours all the tyme. And otherwise saving as aforesayd he cannot answere



The same day Examined upon the sayd allegation


Jan Dirickson of Modenblick in holland Mariner aged one
and twenty yeares sworne and examined saith. as followeth. videlicet

To the sayd allegation and severall articles Therein, This deponent saith. That about the
end of January last past the sayd shipp Fortune and her lading of wines were seized
by the dartmouth frigot arlate. And he saith That the sayd shipp did make noe [?manner GUTTER]
of opposition against, nor did fly from the sayd frigot att all, but was visited and
seized. without any force, or opposition of her master daniel Egerson or any of
his Company. ffor he saith That immediately upon the first warning the sayd Egerson
caused his maintopsayle to be lowered, and soone after struck his foresayle and
continued both the sayd sayle so strucken, so as some of the company of the sayd
frigott came presently on board the Fortune without any opposi[?tion GUTTER]
and so seized her and her lading and brought the same in to the downes. And there
was noe fault or neglect in the sayd Egerson or his Company at all in the premisses
And this he knoweth to be true being Cooke in and of the sayd shipp and seeing
and well remembring the foresayd passgaes. And otherwise he cannot depose.

To the Crosse Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the sayd Interrogatories hee saith. That the sayd frigot, from her first discovery by the Fortune
to the sayd seizure, had out the English Colours and there was not any chase made att all
but the Fortune sayled up directly for the duines meeting the sayd frigot that ćame that [?way GUTTER]
and the sayd frigot was neere the shoare att her first being so discovered, and took[?e GUTTER]
the Fortune about a small dutch mile from the shoare, And further he saith [?that GUTTER]
the fortune upon her first summons by a shott from the frigot presently lowered her
top sayle, and soone after upon a second like summons lowered her foresayle
att which tymes the sayd shipp and frigott were about musket shott assunder or [?not GUTTER]
much more. And otherwise he cannot answer.

Jan dirckson [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]