And William and John Bronde say that John Houeel has alleged for himself three answers, of which each would avail him for sufficient reply; one that is to say that he alleged that the day of the seizure of the goods the war was in force between the two realms, and no truce was made. Another was that even if the truce was made it was not published and was unknown to them. The third that by the final agreement between the two kingdoms all actions of misprisions since the beginning of the war are barred. And
they do not believe that they are bound to reply to such a triple answer, and they demand judgement and pray for restitution of their ship and damages, etc.