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To the third he saith and deposeth that three of the bills of Ladeing annexed to the
allegation and now showne to him this examinat, are three of those bills [?which]
this deponent saw signed and firmed as aforesayd. [?videlicet] that bill of Lading
with this name Ottavio Jorge att the foot thereof was and is one those [?bills]
signed by the Purser of the Sampson as aforesayd, and the two other bills [?h]
respectively att the foot of eyther of them this name Christian Cloppen[burgh]
the one for the sayd barr of sylver the other for the sayd two baggs [?of]
Mexico money were and are two of the aforesayd bills which this deponent
saw the sayd Christian Cloppenburgh signe as he hath predeposed;
and the other bill for the Chocolat now allso showne him he beleiveth was
signed by the sayd master. And further saith that the sayd [?Michael]
Perry came a Passenger in the Salvador, and brought the aforesayd bill[s]
of lading with him to this Citty as this deponent beleiveth And further
referring himselfe to the [?Acts] of this [?Court] he cannot depose.

To the fourth he saith that of this deponents knowledge there was and is [?correspondence]
in the way of trade betweene the Producent and the sayd Nicolas [?Groote][?who]
is and hath for twelve years past lived att Antwerpe and is a subiect of the
King of Spaine. And this deponent knoweth that the sayd baggs of Peru
moneyes were laden aboard the Sampson two dayes before the Mexico
money and barr of sylver aforesayd were laden aboard the Salvador, and [?the]
sayd Michael Perry being att the tyme of his lading the Peru money not
resolved to goe with the sayd shipps to fflanders caused the sayd baggs
of Peru money as he told this deponent, to be in the bills of lading [?for]
the same to be consigned to his sayd correspondent Nicholas Groote. And
further he cannot depose.

To the fifth he saith that for many years now past there hath bene and is
warr betweene the sayd King of Spaine and the King of ffrance, and their
Subiects, And peace and amity betweene the sayd King of ffrance and [?the]
State of Hamburgh of which State the arlate Arnout van [?Hasedonck]
of this deponents knowledge hath bene a Subiect for these twelve
years or thereabouts, and so is att this present. And he saith that the
arlate Michael Perry att his howse att St [Lucour] aforesayd, and likewise
att Cadize att the tyme of signing the sayd bills of lading did tell this
deponent, that he would, and did in the respective bills of lading
for the sayd Peru moneys aboard the Sampson, and the sayd barr, and [?Mexico]
moneys laden aboard the Salvador make use of the name of the arlate
Arnout van [?Hasedonck]colourably onely for the better preserving
of the same from being made prize in case the shipps of the sayd
King of ffrance should happen to seize the saime, but sayd [?then][?and][?att]
other tymes likewise that in deed and truth the sayd plate and moneyes
were for his owne sole Accompt and adventure. and to the purpose
aforesayd he caused a letter to be sent from St Lucar aforesayd to his
Correspondent Nicholas Groot of Antwerpe, the effect whereof this
deponent hath sett forth in his deposition to the first article. And this
deponent moreover saith that the very day that the shipps Sampson
and Salvador departed from Cadize the producent understanding that
this deponent was resolved within some small tyme after to goe for
Hamburgh in a shipp of Hamburgh then in the bay of Cadize, [?desired]
this deponent att his arrivall at Hampburgh aforesayd to acquaint the
sayd Arnout van Hasedonke that he the producent had made use of [?his]
name in the aforesayd bills of lading to the effect predeposed. which this
deponent did accordingly intimat to the sayd Hasedoncke soone after
his arrivall there as he had bene desired. And further he cannot depose.

To the sixth he saith that it is usually practised by some Spanish Merchants
to use the names of Hamburghers colourably to save their goods from
being made prize by the ffrench as is arlate. And otherwise he cannot



Ottavio George
Christian Cloppenburgh
Michael Perry
Nicolas Groot

Arnout van Hasedonck


St Lucar