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To the second hee saith that there was noe bill of sale made of or for
the said shipp, each man building his part, and defraying the chardge thereof
And otherwise hee referreth himselfe to his foregoing deposition.

To the third hee saith that hee first tooke chardge of the said shipp as master
at hamburgh forthwith upon her launching and preparing for sea after such
her building, and hath continued alwaies master of her since, and the said owners
have alwaies bin owners of her since and at her said building, and none others
hath had or hath any part or share in her, and otherwise hee referreth
himselfe as aforesaid.

To the fourth hee saith that the said shipp the Salvador nor any part of her
did not at any time or doth belonge to Amsterdam or other place of holland or under the
dominion of the States of the United Netherland Provinces, nor any person
or persons whatsoever living in the dominions of or in subiection to the said States.
And saith that the said shipp being finished and fitted for sea, this deponent
departed from hamburgh with her about Michaelmas in the yeare 1647
bound for Saint Lucars in Spaine, and since that time shee hath never bin
at home namely at hamburgh, but hath bin imployed in merchants service
in the straights and [?ports] of Spaine and Italy and thereabouts ever since
her first proceeding from hamburgh, and that the last port shee came
from before her seizure was Cadiz in Spaine.

To the fifth hee saith that there were aboard the said shipp when shee
was seized by the Parliaments frigot about sixteene hundred arobes of wooll
about sixteene hundred hides, about foure hundred and fiftie potacks of tobaccoe
about eightie butts of Spanish wine for the merchants and eighteene or thereabouts
for this deponents accompt, foure hundred ninetie eight peeces of Campecha
wood which hee saith is alsoe belonging unto him this deponent, together with
three potacks of tobaccoe, eightie chests and fardles of Indigo and
cochenela, and a quantitie of silver in barrs, small peeces and baggs, but
how much hee knoweth not, but for the quantitie thereof and of the rest
of his lading hee referreth himselfe to his bills of lading, papers, and book[?e]
which were seized and came to the hands of States officers at dover and to the bills nowe by him produced at his examination; and
saith that all the said goods and silver were laden at Cadiz aforesaid
in the monethes of August, September and October last past or thereabouts
by many severall merchants whose names hee saith hee cannot remember
without booke, but referreth himselfe [?therein] to his said bills of lading and
papers, only the names of such as laded the silver are not mentioned
in the bills, by reason of the danger of their lives that are discovered to send
it thence, and saith the said goods were and are consigned to many severall
merchants of Antwerp, Ostend, Bridges, London and hamburgh and
other places mentioned in his said bills and papers to which hee in that matter
referreth himselfe not being able as hee saith to remember them without
booke, and hee was not told or understood from any but that the said
goods were and are belonging in propertia to the said severall persons to
whom they are soe consigned, only the said woolls were laden by the
officers of the kinge of Spaine and entred at Cadiz for his accompt
whereof hee hath a dispatch or manifest as hee saith amongest his said
papers, in which dispatch there are more woolls mentioned than are in his
shipp, part thereof being distributed into other shipps. And further saith
that hee had 20 peeces of iron ordnance aboard at the time of the said seizure
foure and twenty muskets and [?XXXXX] namely a dozen of each, twelve
pistolls, eighteene broad swords, twelve pikes, about five hundred bullets
tenn or eleaven barralls of powder, and a parecell of foure or five [?bundles] of
match. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the sixth Interrogatorie hee saith hee signed bills of lading for
the said goods, which hee saith were and are true and reall. and were seized