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there weighed. And further saith that the sayd barrs being so bought
and weighed as aforesayd the sayd Antonio de Ponte of the knowledge and
sight of this deponent laded them aboard a merchants shipp belonging
to the Galleons the name of which shipp was the Saint Juan Baptista
whereof was Master or Commannder John Sericho, to be from the Havana
aforesayd transported for the Accompt of the producent to Cadize in Spayne
whither the sayd shipp the Saint John Baptista the sayd barrs being aboard
safely arrived, where as well as att the Havana this deponent saw
in the quiet possession of them. And otherwise, saving that for lawfull
Owner and proprietor of the same the sayd Don Antonio is [commonly]
accompted he cannot depose, and saving that the sayd producent departed
from La [vera] Cruz about the month of May, sett sayle from the Havana
in June, and arrived att Cadize aforesayd about the latter end of July 1652

To the second Article he saith that after the arrivall of the John Bapti[sta]
att Cadize, he this deponent saw the arlate Don Antonio de Ponte
bring the sayd six barrs marked as aforesayd from and out of the sa[yd]
shipp the Saint John Baptista and lade the same upon the arlate shipp
Sampson whereof was and is Captaine or Master Otto George for the use
Accompt of the sayd Antonio de Ponte to be transported from Cadize [to?]
Ostend and there to be delivered to him the sayd Antonio for his owne Accompt this depon[ent]
being there aboard the Sampson and seeing the Purser of the sayd [shipp]
make and deliver to the producent a note or Receipt of the sayd s[ylver]
barrs, so as aforsayd laden, and to be transported and delivered as af[oresayd]
there being then likewise on board (besides this deponent the sayd P[urser]
and the producent) one Roderigo Alonzo, and Pasquall Andrada
produced as witnesses in this cause. And further he cannot depose sav[e]
that the sayd producent came along in the sayd shipp from Cadize
aforsayd, this deponent being likewise a Passenger in the same.

To the third he saith and deposeth that after the lading of the sayd bar[rs]
of sylver as aforsayd, and more particularly upon or about the six[th]
day of September new stile 1652. the arlate Pedro de Campo the
Purser of the sayd shipp the Sampson signed three bills of ladeing
all of one tenor for the sayd six barrs of sylver, whereof the bill [of]
Lading to the allegation annexed and now shewne to this deponent att [the]
tyme of his examination is one, this deponent being then [present] (and [?saw]
the sayd Pedro de Campo (who as he saith was then Purser of the sayd sh[ipp]
signe the same, as also did the aforesayd Roderigo Alonzo, and Pas[quall]
Andrada as this deponent beleiveth. And he further saith that the [?sayd]
Bills were all of them signed aboard the Sampson and the Contents of
them were and are true of this deponents certayne knowledge. And
otherwise he cannot depose.

To the fourth he saith and deposeth that after the lading of the sayd
barrs of sylver and signing of the sayd Bills the sayd shipp the Sam[pson]
sett sayle and departed from Cadize toward Ostend, and in her
direct Course thither meeting in the English Channell with a
frigott of the State in whose Companie the sayd shipp Sampson [?and ?the]
two other shipps the Salvador and Saint George sayled into the
Downes, there as she was riding at Anchor seized by a f[rigott]
of this Commonwealth as is arlate. And att the tyme of the sayd



Antonio de Ponte
John Sericho
Otto George
Roderigo Alonzo
Pasquall Andrada

Pedro de Campo


La Vera Cruz

English Channel


Saint George
Saint Juan Baptista