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therein the said ffactors sent factories thereof, and the nine bills of ladeing
annexed to the said Allegation, being as hee this deponent for the reasons predeposed
and subsequent assuredly believeth 9. of the originall bills of lading signed by
the respective Master and Otto George his Purser in his name at Cadiz upon the receipt.
of the said respective parcells of silver plate and moneys, videlicet: one bill of
lading for each parcell saving the two parcells of the marke P. F. laden
aboard the said shipp the Sampson, both which parcells were contayned in one
bill of lading. And saith this deponent: hath also seene in the Registry of this
Court nine other bills of lading of the same [tenure]: markes and numbers
filling up annd firmed with which the said bills annexed are marked numbered
filled up and firmed. And by the said factors letters of advise predeposed this
deponent. saith hee hath observed, That there were also duplicates of the said
bills left and remaining in their respective custodie at Cadiz. And saith that the bills annexed to the allegation and those remaineing in the registrey of
this Court were and are filled up and firmed by [aud ou/th] the severall
handwritings hereafter specified, videlicet those for the silver laden by William
Jansen are filled up with the handwriting of the said Jansens Scrivano or
Servant, and those for the silver laden by Peter Lois are filled up with his
owne handwriting, and those for the silver laden by John Lamotte are
filled up with the handwriting of [Llerman] Lamotte his brother, and of
himselfe, and the bills for the silver laden in the Sampson were and are firmed by the Purser of
Otto George, in his name, those in the Salvador by Christian Cloppenburgh,
and those in the Saint George by John Martins [?Dorp] with their owne
handwritings, which hee knoweth by the long experience and frequent obser-
-vation of the severall handwritings and firmes aforesaid, aswell as it is possible
for a man to know the handwriting of another wherein hee hath been long versed and
experienced. Hee further saith That the said bills of ladeing annexed to the
saith Allegation were sent unto and received by the said producent at
Antwerp in the moneths of August September October and November 1652
, and saith the said producent hath [?snire] sent them
hither to one Master Rishoult and Compaine his Correspondents purposely
to make use thereof in the reclayming of the said silver, All which said
bills of lading seene and presented by this deponent: hee for the reasons predeposed
is assured in Conscience, are true and reall, and so had and done as
therein is contained. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the 5th and 6th hee saith hee hath Credibly heard, and hath observed
by the said producents bookes of accompts, that hee the said producent
had formerly lived at Dover in England, and had from them for
severall yeares drive a trade to Spaine for silver and plate, and saith
the said producent is at present an inhabitant of Antwerp, and hath
lived there for about 6. yeares last past of this deponent knowledge, and is
a Subject of the King of Spaine, and for such was and is well knowne
[for this]



Otto George
William Jansen, owner of silver
Unnamed Servant of William Jansen, who signed for the silver laden by his master
Peter Lois, owner of silver
John Lamotte, owner of silver
[Llerman] Lamotte, brother of John Lamotte, who signed for the silver laden by this brother
Christian Cloppenburgh
John Martins [?Dorp]

Master Rishoult and Compaine and his Correspondents





Saint George