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The same day. [CENTRE HEADING]

Against the Salvador.}



Nicholas van Asperen of hamburgh Mariner, under
Steersman of the said shipp the Salvador aged 38 yeares
or thereabouts sworne and examined.

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith and deposeth that John Baptista [?yourker]
Jeronimo [?Sniter]. Jeronimo Peterson, dierick Rubke, and the Skipper
his precontest all hamburgers and natives and Inhabitants of hamburgh
and others of hamborowe whose names hee nowe remembreth not were
and are the owners of the said shipp and of her tackle and furniture, and
saith that all the aforementioned persons have lived in hamburgh all their times
and have kept and doe keepe their wives and families there, And otherwise
hee cannot depose, saving that the said owners are subiects of the State of hamb[?urgh]

To the second Interrogatorie hee saith that hee came first aboard the said shipp
about six monethes since, but was at hamborowe (where hee hath dwelt
all his time) when shee was built, which was at hamborowe (where hee hath dwellt
all his time) when shee was built, which was about five yeares since and
that shee was built by the said owners; this deponent seeing them provide
necessaries and disburse moneys thereabouts, and that hee is not a
witnesse to any bill of sale concerning her.

To the third hee saith that the name of the Skipper of the said shipp is
Christian Cloppenburgh, who hath bin master of her ever since shee
was built, and of this deponents knowledge did oversight and take
care for her building, and was put in master by the said owners.

To the fourth hee saith the said shipp never belonged to Amsterdam or
other place of the dominions of the States of the United Netherlands
and saith shee came last from Cadiz next before her seizure and
otherwise hee cannot answer saving that all the voyages the said shipp hath
made since this deponents first comming to serve in her hath bin from
Cadiz (where hee first came into her) to Barcelona to carry soldiers
for the kinge of Spaine, and thence shee came back to Cadiz in her
ballast, and there tooke in her lading in question and thence came on
her last voyage wherein shee was taken.

To the fifth hee saith that the said shipp at the time of her seizure was
laden with wooll, hides, tobaccoe Campecha wood, wine, and cochenala and
silver, the quantitie of each of the said commodities hee knoweth not
but saith they are sett downe in the bills of lading and masters and this deponents books,
and saith that the said goods and silver were all laden at Cadiz by
severall merchants and factors, and consigned as in the said vills
and papers is expressed, which hee knoweth being present at the said
lading and seeing the lading thereof, And otherwise hee cannot depose
hee not being made acquainted by the laders for whose accompt the said
goods were, and saving that there were 20 peeces of ordnance aboard at
the time of the said seizure, 24 muskets and firelocks, 12 pistolls, 12
pikes twelve swords and 9 or 10 barralls of powder, and two sutes of sailes, the one
new the other old, Ans daving that the said
woolls were for the kinge of Spaine [?XXXX XXXXX]

To the 6 hee saith that the master signed bills of lading for the said goods
and moneys, which hee saith were true and reall and came to the hands of
the Parliamants officers at dover, saving that the skipper through [?XXX]
forgot some of his bills of lading when hee caried the rest aboard the
Captaine that seized the said shipp, and when they came into the
downes, the said Skipper who before was taken into the man of warr
was permitted to come aboard his owne shipp where this deponent [?was]
and searching in his chest to sea what hee had left there, hee there in
this deponents presence found severall bills of lading lying by themselves
which hee had signed for silver that was brought aboard when the said
shipp was under saile to depart from Cadiz, which through hast hee
had omitted to carry aboard the Captaine of the frigot of the Parliament
that seized him, when hee was commannded aboard him with his paers