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and the respective numbers and valews thereof, which said letters with the bills of
lading te producent received in or about the moneths of August September and October 1652.
And saith That the bills of lading annexed, and now shewed unto him this examinate
were and are the true bills of lading sent unto and received by the said producent
for his said silver and bullion, Which hee beleeveth were really subscribed and firmed
by the said Masters or their Pursers, and that the Contents thereof are true. The
premisses hee deposeth having, by reason of his imployment aforesaid, seene and perused
the said letters and vills of ladeing immediately after ther arrivall or comeing to
the producents hands at Antwerp, at or about the time aforesaid, and knowing of
the said bills being sent into England by the producent for the reclaiming of his said
silver. And further hee cannot depose:-/

To the sixth hee saith, That the Bookes and Accompts of the said producent
were and are duely and orderly kept by way of Creditors and debitors according to the
Custome of Merchants, And saith That soone after That the said producent had
received advise of the ladeing of the said silver and bullion for his accompt aboard
the said shipps together with the prizes and Charges thereof, the said producent did
give the said Laders Creditt for the same. according to theire severall pproportions in his
bookes of accompts, and made himselfe debitor to them respectively by way of
defalcation of his effects being in their hands, and by the bookes so kept and
accompts made betweene Merchant and Merchant, and letters of advise they
became lyable to and discharged from each other for very considerable summes
Which hee very well knoweth, being Booke keeper as aforesaid, and by meanes
thereof haveing seene and assisted in the premisses, and entred them into the said
books and Accompts as is predeposed. And further hee cannot depose/:-

To the seaventh hee saith, That for the reasons predeposed hee is fully assured in
Conscience, that the particular quantities of silver and bullion aforesaid really
were and are for the sole accompt and adventure of the said producent, And
knoweth well that no dutch or ffrench subjects of the States of the United Netherlands
or ffrench King had or have any manner of interest in the said silver or any part
thereof. And further hee cannot depose:-/

To the eighth hee saith, the arlate John Bollart is a Native of Antwerp, an
Inhabitant there and a Subject of the King of Spaine, and for such notoriously
knowne, and the said Gerard de Riper John Lopez de Molina and others the laders
of the silver aforesaid are commonly accompted Inhabitants in Cadiz,
and Subjects to His Majestie of Spaine, between whom and this
Commonwealth there is peace and amity. And further hee cannot depose:-/

To the nineth hee saith, That the trade of silver and vullion is more secretly annd
privately managed amongst Merchants, then their trade in other Commodities
and that the greatest part of silver in this part of the world hath and doeth usually
come from Spaine to the sngular benefit of all places where it is imported, and the
obstructing thereof must of necessity be an infinite prejudice to Commerce, Which
hee knoweth by his relation to, and diligent observation of Merchants affaires
of this nature. And further cannot depose./

To the tenth, hee saith it is notorious, That the said shipps in their Course