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armes and therewith by force clapped the shipp hadarene aboard, and forcibly
entred and seized her and her ladeing, to the hazard and endangering of the
lives of the sayd Lieutenant and his boates Crue, whereupon and not before
the sayd haderenes Company submitted, the premisses hee deposeth being
one of the Company of the Middleborough ffrigott and seeing the premisses soe
done And further to this article hee cannot depose

To the 3 hee referreth him selfe to the ordinance or Act of Parliament in
this article mentioned and further cannot depose/

To the 4th article and the schedule therin mentioned and thereto annexed and now read
to him at his examination hee saith, that at the tyme of the seizure of
the hadarene, there were stowed betwixt her decks divers hogsheads of vinegar
and pipes of Brandy wine, but how many, or their markes, hee remembreth
not, and in her great Cabin severall bales, which this deponent (hee opening
the side of them) found to bee paper, but the number of bales hee remembreth not,
nor their markes, this hee deposeth for that hee this deponent came aboard the
hadarene presently after her seizure, And hee saith hee knoweth the sayd Vinegar
Brandie wyne and paper continued in the same places they were in at her seizure
untill the sayd shipps arrivall in to Plymouth and the putting them
into the hands of the officers of this Commonwealth for prize goods, this hee
the better knoweth for that hee helped to unlade and deliver them in to lighters
provided by the officers aforesayd to receave them, And further hee cannot depose

To the 5th hee saith hee referreth him selfe to the lawe and the Registry
of this Court and to his foregoeing deposition and saving the same hee cannot
further depose./

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true/

Repeated before doctor Godolphin/

Ffra: Dickinson [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined on the sayd allegation/


Richard Keate of the parish of Saint Mary Overy
in Southwarke Mariner aged twenty one yeares or
thereabouts a wittnesse sworne and examined saith and
deposeth as followeth videlicet

To the first and second articles of the sayd allegation hee saith that the Middleburrow
ffrigott within the tyme arlate was imployed as a shipp of warr in the
imediate service of this Commonwealth against the dutch ffrench and other enymyes
thereof, and the arlate William Godfrey was Commander of her and hee and
his company did serve the sayd Commonwealth in the sayd shipp and by that meanes
within the tyme arlate having soe espied her chase to the arlate shipp the hadarene
and comming neere her haled her and commanded her Company to strike sayle
and submitt which they refused, and held on their course without strikeing sayle
which the sayd Godfrey observing caused some gunnes to bee fyred at her to cause
her to come by the Lee, but her company not regarding it held in their course without
any way submitting or strikeing sayle whereupon Bennett ffluite the sayd Godfreys
Lieutenant by Command and order of the sayd Godfrey manned a boate with divers
of the