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To the second third fourth fifth and sixth Articles of teh sayd allegation this
deponent saith that of the knowledge of this deponent the arlate dominick Martin
sent this deponents precontest Thomas Martin about nine of ten monethes
before the warr broke out betwixt England and Holland from Amsterdam
to reside in Cadiz as a factor for him the sayd dominick; And he further
saith that about a month before the seizure of the arlate shipps the
Salvador Sampson and Saint George he saw the arlate dominick Martin in
this Citty of London and in his hands a letter from his sonne the sayd Thomas
Martin with whose handwriting this deponent is well acquianted, in
which letter the sayd Thomas martin did certify his father the sayd Dominick
Martin that he the sayd Thomas had laden
aboard the sayd shippes Salvador Sampson and Saint George att Cadiz severall
quantityes of sylver plate and moneyes for his sayd fathers Accompt to be
delivered to him or his order att Ostend whither the sayd shipps were bound,
and saith that the sayd letter was in the nature of an Invoice mentioning the
severall particulars of the sayd money and sylver, the particulars whereof
this deponent now remembreth not. And saith that att the same tyme the sayd
Dominick Martin told this deponent that he did expect every day to heare of the
arrivall of the sayd shipps att Ostend. And saith he hath since seene the
bills of lading of different (sic) tenor for severall parcells of money and sylver for the producents accompt signed att the foot of them with the names
of Christian Cloppenbergh, Otto George and John Martinsdorp respectively
which bills are exhibited in this Court. ffor which reasons This deponent
verily beleiveth that the sayd dominick martin in the moneth of October 1652
was and att present is the true and lawfull Owner of all and singular the moneys
plate and sylver mentioned in the sayd bills of lading, whereto this deponent
referreth himselfe. And saith he hath credibly heard and beleiveth that the
sayd shippes in their Course from Cadiz towards Ostend were with their lading
seized by some of the shipps of this Commonwealth. And further he cannot depose.

To the seventh eighth and nynth articles He saith and deposeth that about
four monethes agoe the satyd dominick Marten delivered to this deponent the three bills
of lading arlate annexed to the sayd allegation and now shewne to him this Examinate
And saith the sayd dominick Martin then told this Examinat that the sayd three
bills were three of the originall bills of lading for his money and sylver
therein mentioned, and that he had receyved the same from his sonn the
sayd Thomas Martin residing att Cadiz, and saith that for the reasons aforesayd
and especially because of the sayd bills of lading he is induced to beleive that
the sayd dominick Martin did and doth runn the sole adventure of the sayd plare
and money, and that noe subiect of the States of the united Provinces had or hath
any share or interest therein. And saith that the arlate John de Witte Jasppson
is an Irishman and a factor of the producent, and hath not any interest in th emoney
and sylver now claymed as this deponent beleiveth. And further he cannot depose

To the tenth article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith that the sayd dominick
Martin after he had receyved the sayd letter from his sonn, and about three weekes
before the seizure of the shipps arlate, the tyme otherwise he remembreth not,
desired this deponent to treate with some Assuerers upon the Exchange in London
and to offer 6 li per Cent for assuring the sylver and moneyes arlate against all
persons, except the English and the shipps of this Commonwealth; and saith the
said dominick Marten then told this deponent that he did not doubt or feare
any dammage from the English himselfe being a subiect of this Commonwealth