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except the Bill of ladeing now showne him annexed to the sayd
allegation, and he hath seene the same as he hath predeposed in the
hands of Lewis ffernandez Interrate att his ladeying[?] in Dukes Place London
soone after his Arrivall in this Citty. And otherwise he cannot depose.

To the five and twentyeth he saith that the Interrate shipp the Sampson
riding att an Anchor in the bay of Cadize neer unto and under the
Commaund of the fforts of Cadize, the sylver now claymed was there
and not upon the open seas laden aboard her. And otherwise, saving
that he knoweth not of any pasport or Cocquette aboard, he
cannot depose.

To the Interrogatories given in the 26th day of May

To the first he saith that he this deponent having for the most part of
his tyme lived in the West Indies doth not know of any such law
prohibition usage or Custome as is in this Interrogatory mentioned and
And otherwise he cannot depose.

To the second he saith and deposeth that he knoweth not nor beleiveth
any part of the said Interrogatory. And further he cannot depose.

Roger Kilverte [SIGNATURE, LHS]
Sam Delaplace [SIGNATURE, LHS]
Repeated before Dr Exton

Manuel Correa [SIGNATURE, RHS]


The 26th day of May 1653. [CENTRE HEADING]
Examined upon an allegation on behalfe of the Claim[ant] [CENTRE HEADING]

The Clayme of Anthonye da Ponte}
merchant of Spayne for his Plate in}
the shipe the Sampson whereof Otto}
George is Captayne lately seized}
by some of the Parliaments shipps}


Lawrence de Veles of Cadize in Spayne
merchant aged eight and thirty yeares or
thereabouts a witnes sworne and examined
deposeth and sayth as followeth.

To the first Article of the sayd allegation this deponent saith and deposeth
that the arlate Don Antonio de Ponte whom this deponent hath knowne
for this eleven years now last past in and for the tyme arlate was and

att [part] sent is the true and lawfull Owner and proprietor of the six barrs
of plate or sylver allegate; two of the sayd barrs of the first, marke

in the margent, and four more of them of the second marke in the margent
the sayd six barrs all of them conteyning in weight seven hundred eighty
one markes four ounces and an ealfe[?]; all which this deponent knoweth
to be true for that he this deponent being att La Nova Cruz in Nova
Hispania there saw the sayd Antonio de Ponte having laden aboard
a small frigat contayne merchandizes of that Country sett sayle
and depart with the same for the Havana in the West Indies, whither
this deponent afterwards [with?] about four or five and twenty [es] dayes
after comeing with the ffleet found him the sayd Antonio de Ponte
there, and with the proceed of his foresayd merchandizes there saw
him the sayd Antonio buy the arlate barres of sylver, and saw them



Don Antio de Ponte
Lawrence de Veles
Otto George
Manuel Correa
Roger Kilverte
Sam Delaplace
Dr Exton

Lewis ffernandez [Angell]


Dukes Place London

La Nova Cruz Nova Hispania