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The first of december 1652. [CENTRE HEADING]

The keepers of the Libertie of England}
by authoritie of Parliament against the}
Sampson Salvador and Peter aforesaid}

Rowe dt.


Peter Vandeput of London merchant
aged 41 yeares or thereabouts sworne
and examined./

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith and deposeth that it is notorious that
a shipp whereof Otto George is or lately was commander named the
Sampson said to be of Lubeck or Port Santa Maria in Spaine, another named
the Salvador of hamburgh Christian Cloppenburgh master, and another
named the Peter Daniel Straetman master have bin lately staid
by some shipp or shipps of the Parliaments fleete.

To the second and third hee saith hee nowe knoweth the severall masters
aforesaid namely since such their stay and their comming to ths citie, but
hee knewe the said Otto George and Christian Cloppenburgh
before by name and relation, having often heard of their arivall
at Dover from Spaine with severall cargo's of goods and silver,
and that hee doth not knowe any of their shipps companie. And
further that since the said shipps were seized hee hath bin severall
times in companie of the said commannders, and that hee hath seene
in the custodie of the said Otto George and Christian Cloppenburgh
namely in the hands of each of them a booke or catalogue of the
lading aboard his shipp, which each of them said was a copie of what
they had delivered to be sent into this Court, but hee sawe noe
other writings, bills or documents in the hands of them or either
of them, and that in the said catalogues or bookes it appeared to whom
the said lading of moneys coyned and uncoyned silver and merchandizes
were consigned,
otherwise hee cannot depose. saving it did not appeare to him
Otto George for whose account any of the money or goods aboard were laden, but in the booke of Cloppenburgh it appeared
in or by the booke for whose account
in some places for whose account the goods were and further that
they the said commanders did not acquaint him that
they had any such bookes or writings in their custodie as [?XXXX]
declare for whose accompt the same were, other then as aforesaid and what they had
delivered up to be sent to this Court, but told him positively
that they had noe further bookes, documents bills or writings
in their custodie, and saving the said Straetman told him that hee
had not any booke or writing in his custodie
but that hee had delivered up all to be sent into this Court
only hee told this deponent some of the particulars of his lading
and for whose accompt they were according to which this deponent gave the
proctor retained in that behalfe order to put in the claimes for such as were his correspondents being
such persons as lived in Spaine and hamburgh.

To the fourth hee saith hee caused an abstract or transcript of the
said catalogues to be taken which hee hath still in his custodie, but
the writings soe showd him by the said masters, hee redelivered unto them
and they for ought hee knoweth to the contrary have them still in their
custodie. And otherwise hee cannot depose. saving that his precontest
James Stanier had alsoe the perusall of the said copies, and that the Spanish Embassadour
had the same alsoe in his custodie:/

Peter Vandeput [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]

Repeated before doctor Exton./