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a letter from the ehirugien of one ship in whieh by the printed list thëy say there were but 2 dead and 4 wounded, and he writes him word that they had in the said ship 18 kill'd and 46 wounded, and severall others have told me, that they have had the like accounts from severall» other ships, and two poore English seamen that are come to me this morning for a pass, and a little money to helpe them for England, that have bin taken in a Huil ship bound for Newcastle by a Zeiand caper and carried to Harlingen in Friseland, teil me that they saw this day seavennight a dead captaine and at least 100 wounded men brought into Harlingen, and great numbers are brought to all townes of this country, but the great reason of their indeavouring thus to extenuate their losses, that men may not be discouraged to take on in their service. One of the Estates told me yesterday that they value Obdam's ship that was blown up at 4 tonne of gold or more, her guns being all brass. Disbrowe going to Flissing as is said to send a son of his from thence for France is there seized by the people as a Spye, and he hath thereupon writt to Newport who was Ambassador in England in Cromwell's time to indeavour his liberty, wich accordingly he is doeing. The deputies of the Estates Generall att the Texell have written to the Estates that all the sea officers there doe unanimously declare that no man in the fleet behaved himself better than John Everson, but as for satisfaction for throwing him into the water, and other injuries and affronts putt upon him, he is like to gett none. It is said that he should say that Tromp behaved himselfe with courage enough, but without conduct. The deputies at the Texell forming a councell^ of warre for the trying of the run awayes, whereof Tromp is president, had much adoe to finde out 7 captaines, that they could thinke fitt to compose the same. By my letters this day from Amsterdam, it is given out there that 25 saile of men of warre are to goe out of the Texell to the Northward, and that they shall be comanded by John Bancker's brotber, .lohn Bancker himselfe being dead of his wounds, having had both his legs shott off, and severall others of their best Captaines are killed, so that here is a terrible rout among their officers, and what such a fleet can doe out I confess I cannot imagine. The letters from Spaine say that one of their Cadix men of warre of 36 guns had fought an English caper of 24 guns, and gett her on fire, and made about 50 or 60 of her men prisoners; they say also that 7 Dutch ships were gone to plye to and againe before Tangier to block up that place by sea, and they give out that Gailand should be before it by land. It is certaine that they had orders long agoe to streighten that place, and to hinder all provisions from comeing to it, as I long since gave notice. But for want of men, ammunition and victualls they were not able to gett out till now. They give out here, as if this caper cald the Salmander

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