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Examined on the sayd allegation

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George Whales of the parish of Saint Mary Magdalen Ber
mondsey shipwright aged thirty yeeres or thereabouts a
witnesse sworne and examined saith and deposeth as followeth

To the first article of the sayd allegation hee saith that in the moneths of
of Aprill and May one thousand six hundred fifty nine the arlate Edmund
Lemmon and one Captaine Harman and one Mr Ashkettle and others all
English men and subjects of this Commonwealth of England now commonly
reputed and were (as hee verily beleeveth) the true and lawfull Owners and
proprietor of this arlate shipp the Redd Rose and of her tackle apparell
and furniture And further hee cannot depose./

To the 2nd article of the sayd allegation hee saith that hee being the Carpenter of
the shipp Redd Rose arlate and serving in her during the whole voyage in
question knowing that the sayd shipp in the moneth of May 1659 laye
peaceably trading in the River of Eames about a league from
Embden arlate and that Edward Lemmon her master and company
where then hee taking in a lading of salt aboard the sayd shipp to be carried
therein to some port in the East sea in amity with the Commonwealth of
England and that for Accompt (as hee verily beleeveth) of English
merchants subiects of this Commonwealth and further to this article hee
cannot depose./

To the 3 article of the sayd allegation hee saith that while the sayd shipp
Redd Rose soe layd in the month of May 1659 in the sayd River of Eames
neere Embden taking in her lading, the arlate Edward Lemon and
this deponent and some others of the sayd shippes company being gone ashoare
about the shippes business the arlateWigart wygarts and John drewes
(who are commonly accompt subiects of the states of the united provinces)
did with about thirty souldiers and seamen seize, upon
the ship Redd Rose and her company the on board her and her lading of
salt and brake open the trunks boxes chests and Cupboards of the sayd
ship and tooke away all the bonds bills and shipp papers and
evidence, and bills of lading and also a great number of
letters which were sent from England and were to be carried to the
English ffleete in the sound this hee the better better knoweth for that when
hee this deponent and others of the sayd shipps company who were on
shoare were permitted to come again on board the sayd shipp they found
the trunks chests boxes and Cupboards of the sayd shipp broken open and
all papers what [/Xener] taken out of them And further to this article hee
cannot depose/

To the 4 and 5 article of the sayd allegation hee saith that by reason
hee was on shoard with the said Lemmon and others of the Company when
the things arlate were acted and done hee cannot depose of certayne
knowledge to them but saith hee hath Credibly heard from such
of the company of the Redd Rose who were aboard her that the sayd
drewes and wigarts and their conferderates a [?flor] they had seized the sayd shipp and
taken away her papers bills of lading bills of Exchange and
other writings did command those of her Company who were aboard
to weigh anchor which they refused to do and after the sayd wigarts
and drewes and their associates what was the reason they did use that violent
and hostile proceedings and whether there were any warrs betwixt England