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To the 4th hee saith, the said John Smeesters is an Antwerper borne, and
hath lived for theise 7. yeares last past of this deponents knowledge in the [broad]
street there with his familie, And the said Gerrard Ryper is also an
Antwerper and hath lived for theise 7. yeares last at Cadiz in Spaine, and the said
John Lamotte is a Native of Brudges in fflander and hath lived at Cadiz in
Spaine for all 6 or more of the time this deponent hath knowne him, the said Gerard Riper
being married there, and John La Motte a Batchelor.

To the 5th hee referreth himselfe to his foregoing deposition. And otherwise
cannot depose, not being present at the ladeing of the said moneyes.

To the 6th hee saith hee did not see the signing of the bills of lading
predeposed, And otherwise saving his foregoing deposition hee saith hee cannot depose.

To the 7th hee saith by Vertue of his Oath, That for the reasons by him
predeposed hee knoweth the bills of lading predeposed and annexed to the
producents Allegation together with the bill of lading of the same [tenore]
remaineing in the Registry of this Court to be true and reall and no
way fictitous false or Colourable. And further hee cannot depose.

To the 8th, 9th and 10th hee cannot depose, saving his foregoing deposition to which hee referreth.

To the 11th hee saith hee is for the reasons by him predeposed [?Conscied]
in Conscience, That the monies now Claymed does really and truely belong
to the said John Smeesters, and beleeveth the said shipps were directly
bound for Ostend, where the said moneyes were to be delivered for the
accompt predeposed, And otherwise negatively, and further cannot depose.

To the 12th hee saith the said producent did severall times before the
ladeing of the said parcells of peeces of eight predeposed acquaint and tell
this deponent that hee expected a returne of severall quantities of moneys
from Cadiz in the said shipps. And further hee knoweth not.

To the 14th hee saith, That hee well knoweth, That the Laders of the monies
predeposed had [in] their hands severall goods and efforts of the said
producent, and particularly, That the said producent in the moneth of
ffebruary 1651 new style did send by Peter Klinkart] Master of a shipp of Ostend
from the Port of Ostend, by John De Vos Master of a shipp of Ostend upon the
2nd of Aprill 1651. by Derrick Haytman Master of a Hamburger shipp upon
the 27th of July 1651. by Peter de Keysar an Ostend Skipper upon the 27th of
October 1651. and by Joachim Cordes a Hamburger Shipper upon the 24th
of November 1651 from the said Port of Ostend in their severall shipps
very Considerable quantities of Rissells stuffs, fine fflanders linnen,
Brabants stuffs and Laces to the valew as this deponent verily beleeveth of
4000 li fleminish and upwards. And further saving his foregoing deposition
hee saith hee cannot depose.

To the 15. hee referreth to his foregoing deposition, And further cannot depose.

To the 16. hee saith hee this deponent is an Antwerper borne and dwelleth
there, and is a domestique Servant to the said producent, and otherwise

(To the 17th



John Smeesters, an Antwerper borne, and lived in the [broad] street there with his familie
Gerrard Ryper, an Antwerper and hath lived at Cadiz in Spaine, married there
John Lamotte, Native of Brudges in fflander, and hath lived at Cadiz in Spaine, a Batchelor
Peter [?Hintkart], Master of a shipp of Ostend from the Port of Ostend
John Devos, Master of a shipp of Ostend
Derrick Haytman, Master of a Hamburger shipp
Peter de Heysar, an Ostend Shipper

Joachim Cordes, a Hamburger Shipper