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[To Interrogatories in the third place nowe first ad[?mitted]

To the first hee saith hee was and is a Lunenburger as aforesaid, and
otherwise negatively.

To the second hee saith that the Stiersman and Purser of the said shipp
the Sampson were the persons that cheifely had the oversight of the Sampson
and taking notice of the silver and other goods as they were brought and
laden aboard the said shipp, and otherwise hee cannot answer saving
as aforesaid being cooke of the vessell and taking noe notice of her
matter of lading in the particulars aforesaid.

To the third hee cannot answer saving as aforesaid.

To the fourth hee cannot depose.

To the fifth hee saith hee knoweth Roderigo [?Alonso] and John
de Vint both of Cadiz mentioned in the bills of lading annexed
the laders and Adrian Yoncker to whom there is in the said bills
mention made of goods to be consigned unto him, and saith the said
Roderigo [?Alonso] was and is a Spaniard borne and John de Wint a
ffleming and Adrian Yoncker a native of hamburgh and for such they
were and are commonly accompted, and saith that none of the persons or
parties to whom any of the said silver or goods were or are consigned
acquainted this deponent that they expected any such commodiities
in the said shipp from Cadiz, And otherwise hee cannot depose
saving as aforesaid.

To the last hee saith that hee doth not knowe nor is perswaded in his
conscience that the goods mentioned in the bills of lading doe belonge to
ffrench men or subiects of the ffrench kinge or of the States of the
United Provinces, and that they doe belonge to the parties to whom
they are consigned in the bills or such for whose accompt they were laden.
and hee beleeveth that the bills of lading were and are true and reall. And
otherwise hee cannot depose.

Repeated before Mr [?Baron].


The 20th of december 1652. [?XXXX XXXX] [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined upon the fore said allegation/


Erasmus Jacobson of ffrederick stat in Norway Sailor one of the company
of the said shipp the Sampson aged 26 yeares or
thereabouts, sworne and examined.

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith that hee doth not knowe who are the
owners of the shipp the Sampson interrogated and otherwise cannot depose

To the second hee saith that hee is not a witnesse to the bill of sale [?nor]
sawe any money paid for the said shipp, and otherwise cannot depose

To the third hee saith that the name of the master of the said shipp is
Otto George, who hath bin master thereof as longe as this deponent
hath bin in her which hath bin about tenn monethes last, this deponent
coming then first aboard her at Tholon in ffrance, And otherwise hee
cannot depose.

To the fourth hee saith that the said shipp came last from Cales
before her seizure, and was going for Ostend the port of her dischardge
And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the fifth hee saith that the said shipp at the time of her seizure
was laden with woolls, wine, some silver, and some other goods, but
how much of each or any hee cannot tell, being a common Sailor in
her and soe not acquainted with the affaires of the lading in regard
of the quantitie, nor for whose accompt, nor did the laders acquaint him
for whose accompt they were. And otherwise hee cannot depose.