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The fourth of November 1657.

The claime of hendrick Matthias}
of Amsterdam for his goods in the}
Morning starr, Claes Williams Master}
taken by the shipps of this Comonwealth}
Budd. ffrancklin.}

Claes Williams of Amsterdám mariner, aged 38 yeeres
or thereabouts sworne and exámined.

To the first árticle hee saith hee well knoweth the shipp the
Madona arlate, And otherwise cannot depose.

To the second, árticle third fourth, 5. 6. 7. 8. 9 and 10th. árticles hee cannot depose.

To the eleaventh and twelfth árticles hee saith and deposeth that hee this
deponent being at Santa Cruse in the Island of Teneriff with his shipp the
Morning starr (whereof hee was master) saw the arivall there of the said
shipp the Madona or Madame under the conduct of hendrick [?Wroom]
laden with hides and other goods, but the cheife of her lading was
hides, and saw her at Santa Cruse discharge her said lading
amongst which was Braziletto woods, and cocoa-nuts, And
otherwise hee cannot depose, saving the said shipp the Madona was then
commonly said to come from Porto rico.

To the 13th and 14th articles hee saith and deposeth that in or about the moneth

13. 14.

of ffebruary and March last past the arlate Thomas Clarke spake
to this deponent soe being at Santa Cruse and said hee would send ánd lade
aboard this deponents said shipp the Morning starr for Amsterdam
severall hides and other goods for the accompt of hendrick
Matthias of Amsterdam, speaking of and meaning hendrick
Matthias the producent, and shortly thereafter, namely within a
Weeks or fourteene dayes' space after such his speaking to this deponent
there were in boates brought aboard this deponents said shipp
lying in the Roade of Santa Cruse and laden and put aboard
her two thousand four hundred, twenty nine hides, of which two
thousand seaventie six were marked with the first marke in the
margent, and of theise hee saith the number of seaventie


six had this character or marke O. as and for a by marke
for that they had taken wet in comming from Porto Rico or
otherwise, before the said lading aboard this deponents said shipp
and so to distinguish them as being thereby worse then the rest that
had not taken wet, ninetie of the foresaid number of 2429 hides
hee saith were of the second marke in the margin, and two hundred
and five of the third and fourth markes in the margent, Moreover
there were then and there laden aboard this deponents said shipp
ninetie peeces of campecha wood weighing 4473 pounds and 456 peeces
of Cocoa nuts, weighing 230 arobes and five pounds, twelve [XX]ses
of Indico and eighteene packs (as hee remembreth the number)
of alappe, and saith that áll the said goods (saving the said
Indico and alappe) were notified to this deponent by the said Thomas
Clarke to be by him intended to be laded aboard this deponents said
shipp for the accompt of the said hendrick Mathias
at such time as hee spake to this deponent as aforesaid before
the lading thereof, and after lading and sending ánd putting the