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To the Crosse Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first negatively.

To the 2d he saith he knoweth not Abraham van Hembecque by sight but hath
knowne him by correspondencyes about five yeares, and saith John Baptista
[?Stem] is a supposed feigned name, and ffrancis Sierpe he hath knowne
about twlve yeares and saw him in Companie with this deponent and John
Martins att Cadiz the tyme interrate. and otherwise negatively.

To the .3.d he saith that Lorenzo de Veles did lade the aforesayd six barretons of
sylver and made use of the feigned name of John Baptista [?Stem] in the bills of
lading for the same. and ffrancisco de la Sierpe did cause the two larger
barretons or peices of sylver aforesayd to be laden by his servant, and is a
factor and Correspondent of the sayd van Hembecque, and the sayd
Lorenzo de[?Velles] who made use of the feigned name of John Baptista [?Stern],
as aforesayd is a Correspondent of the sayd producent. and otherwise

To the 4.th he saith that ffrancisco de la Sierpe for theise 12 yeares hath lived
in Cadiz and his howse is neere the ffranciscans College or Cloyster there. and
otherwise saving his former depositions he cannot depose

To the 5th he saith Lorenzo de[?arles] aforesayd a Dunkerker did lade the sayd six
barretons, and ffrancisco de la Sierpe did lade the sayd two large barrs or
peices by his servant called Phillip, and saith the sylver was all laden in the
day time and receyved aboard by the master John Martinsdorp his Purser
being present. And further he cannot depose.

To the .6.th he referreth himselfe to his former depositions and further he
cannot depose.

To the .7.th he saith the two bills of lading to the allegation annexed are true and
reall and made according to the truth of the matter in all respects saving the
sayd feigned name of John Baptista [?Stern] is used in one of them in the stead of
Lorenzo da Veles who did indeed lade the same.

To the 8 and 9th he saith he saw the Purser of the sayd shipp take or make
an entry of the sayd sylver, but what he so wrote in particular he
remembreth not. And further cannot depose saving he saith that he is
sure that the sayd six barrs were laden by Loremnzo de Veles who made use
of the feigned name of John Baptista [?Stern]. and the sayd two barrs he is
assured were laden by the servant of ffrancis de la Sierpe in the bill of
lading for the same. And further cannot depose.

To the .10.th he saith he knoweth nothing thereof.

To the 11th negatively to every part thereof.

To the 12 and .13.th he referreth himselfe to his foregoeing depositions and
further he cannot depose.

To the 14th he saith that the sayd Lorenzo de Veles did sell in [?New] Spaine in the
Indies two cases of bone lace this deponent being present with him there
for the Accompt of the sayd Abraham van Hembecque, which effects he
brought to Nova Hispania from Cadiz whither they had bene sent from
fflanders, and with the proceed thereof bought the aforesayd six
barretons or peices of sylver for the producents accompt, and the sayd
bone lace was sold and the barretons bought in the Indies in the yeare 1651.
but the particular tyme or shipp wherein the sayd bone lace came from
fflanders to Cadiz he cannot declare. And further he cannot depose.

To the .15th he saith that the sayd Lorenzo de veles and Phillip the servant
of the sayd ffrncisco de la Sierpe and the sayd ffrancisco himselfe did all of
them declare to this deponent att Cadiz that the sayd sylver was laden
for the sayd Producents Accompt.

To the .16.th he saith he is a native of [?Bexil] in Spaine and liveth att Cadiz
and saith he hath noe interest of (sic) relation in or to the sayd producent
nor any mannner of interest in the sylver interrate nor will it be any
benefitt to him if the same be restored.