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To the first Interrogatorie hee saith that hee well knoweth John de Widt and
ffrederick da Beva (or some such name) of Cales who are accompted owners or
part owners of the shipp the Sampson arlate, and saith they were and are accompted
subiects of the kinge of Spaine, and natives of fflanders or thereabouts in his
dominions, and this deponent hath knowne them there dwelling about seaven yeares
last, And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the second hee saith that hee cannot depose, for hee came first into the said shipp
in August last shee then lying at Calas.

To the third hee saith that Otto George nowe master of the said vessell hath
commannded her ever since hee knewe and first came aboard her as aforesaid.

To the fourth hee saith that the said shipp came last from Cales before her
seizure, bound for Ostend or dunquirke.

To the fifthhee saith that the said shipps lading at the time of her seizure
consisted of silver, tobaccoes, wools , and some other goods, all taken at
Cales, and otherwise hee cannot depose, hee being Cooke of the vessell and
soe not well acquainted with the names of the laders, or of those to whom the goods
are consigned or for whose accompt they were.

To the sixth hee cannot depose.

To the seaventh hee saith that the shipps company consisted of about 44
persons, foure or five whereof were accompted hollanders, and the rest hamburgers
Lubeckers, Swedes, English, Scots and of other places, and this deponent of
Lunnenburgh in the dominion of the duke of Brunswicke, and the Skipper of
Lubeck. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the eighth hee saith that the said master is a maried man, and hath his
wife and familie at Lubeck, and there this deponent hath knowne him
theise seaven yeares last or thereabouts, And otherwise hee cannot depose
saving as aforesaid.

To the 9th negatively.

To the 10. 11. 12. 13. and 14th hee cannot depose, saving the said shipp hath not
since her coming from Cadiz met with any shipp of warr of the dutch

To the 15 hee cannot depose.

To the 16. 17 and 18 hee cannot depose.

To the 19th hee saith that the silver on board was some in barrs and
some coyned, some in baggs, and the rest, namely the [?non] coyned silver
as hee taketh is in barrs, And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the 20th and last hee cannot depose.

To the Interrogatories in the second place.

To the 1. 2. 3. 4. 5 and 6 hee cannot depose saving his foregoing deposition
whereunto hee referreth himselfe, and saving the said shipp was at noe other
port since her comming from Cales before her seizure, and saving that this deponent
was not in her in the Streights or elsewhere till hee came into her at Cales
which was about two monethes before her comming thence.

To the 7th hee saith that the George (John Martens master) and the Salvador
Christian Cloppemnburgh master were alsoe at Cales when this deponent
was there as aforesaid in the Sampson, and they alsoe received silver aboard
and that the said shipps are commonly accompted to belonge to hamborough
where they were built, and there this deponents sawe the Salvador there in building

To the 8th hee referreth himselfe to his foregoing deposition.

To the 9th hee cannot depose.

To the 10th hee cannot depose.


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