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the moneth of September 1652 and about three dayes before
the Sampson the Salvador and the Saint George aforesaid came
from Cadiz departed thence and afterwards, namely
about a Moneth after mett at Sea with the said three shipps which
had as it seems not steered the same course with the Mercury
and therefore it was soe long before they mett at Sea, and being
soe mett they sayled together and having sailed together about two dayes and nights space
they were parted by fowle weather, And soe the said shipp the Sampson
the Salvador and the Saint George, plied her course for Amsterdam
and there safely arrived, and discharged all her silver and other
ladeing and delivered all her silver there to Mathew ffrainsen a
Saylemaker there working. And saith that about three Monethes
after such arrivall of the Mercury att Amsterdam hee was there
with some of the company of the shipp named the Golden Sunne
arlate or having the Golden Sunne on her sterne, and had speech
with them, and heard the say and acknowledge that they came
from Cadiz with silver and other Goods bound for Amsterdam and that
in their course they were chased into Ostend, and being there they there
delivered the silver (as they said) which they brought from Cadiz. And otherwise
hee cannot depose

To the fourteenth hee saith that hee this deponent was att Amsterdam
when the newes there arrived (somewhat before Christmas last) of
the seizure of the said three shipps the Sampson the Salvador and
the Saint George with the silver and other Goodes in them brought from
Cadiz, and saith that upon the said newes there was much sorrowing
and general lamentation att Amsterdam for and by reason of the
said seizure, and it was there and then generally and comonly sayed
that the said silver or a great part thereof was belonging to them
of Amsterdam and other the subiects of the States of the United
Netherlands and that they would have a very greate losse and damage
by the said seizure. And other wise hee cannot deose.

To the nineteenth hee saith hee cannot depose not having as hee
sayeth had any speech with the Marriners of the said three shipps
or with any of them./

veda re[?XX] ad Interrogatoria infra



The 28th of September 1653, [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined upon the foresaid allegation.


Abraham Johnson of the precinct of Saint Catherins neere
the Tower of London, Sailemaker, aged 35 yeares
or thereabouts, sworne and examined.

To the fourth article of the sad allegation hee saith and deposeth that hee
hath well knowne the shipp the Salvador (whereof Christian
Cloppenburg was and is master) for theise eight or soe yeares last
past, during which space shee hath begun and made all her voyages from
Amsterdam, and returned thither and ended the same there, and that
for all the said time the said shipp the Salvador hath bin accompted and