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The eighth of Aprill 1659.

Claime of the said van hulten}
and others in the Mary}

Examined upon the foresaid allegation.


John Moller of Amsterdam Marchant aged 28 yeares or [?thereabouts GUTTER]
sworne and examined.

To hee first article of the said allegation hee saith and deposeth hee well knoweth the
producents Philip van hulten, hendrick Mathias, Christofer Cotsenburgh and
Cornelius Mayeart and hath soe donne for many yeares last past namely the
said van hulten about sixteene yeeres last past, hendrick Mathias and
Cornelius Mayeart about eight or nine yeares and Christofer Cotsenburgh
about fowre yeares last, during all which spaces hee hath knowne them to be
living in and to be Merchants of Amsterdam, saving that about eight yeares
since the said van hulten lived some space in Cadiz. And saith that
about the moneth of Aprill 1657 the said Philip van hulten, hendrick Mathias
Christofer Cotsenburgh and Cornelius Mayeart at Amsterdam had treatie
and communication together about the hiring and freighting of a shipp to [XXX]
with goods for the Canaries and thence for Santa domingo or other places of
the Spanish West Indi[?a]s, and sending a cargo of goods out in her for their
account, which hee knoweth being present severall times at such their [XXXX]
in the house of the said van hulten (where this deponent then lived) and elsewhere
in that citie, which Phillip van hulten was by the other three impowered to
hire and freight a shipp for the said voyage and imployment and to provide and
buy a cargo of goods to the valew of about tenn thousand pounds
fflemish for their account to send along in the said shipp, and each and
every of them agreed to have their equall fourth part or share thereof
and of the charges and adventure of the said voyage, the whole management
of which buying and providing the goods and freighting the shipp being
left to the said van hulten. All which hee knoweth being privie to all
the premisses.

To the second article hee saith that in or about the middle of May 1657
Hollands stile, the said Phillip van hulten hired and tooke to freight of
John van Linen arlate the shipp Saint Mary arlate whereof the said Linen was
master for a voyage to be made with her from Amsterdam to the Canaries
and thence to goe to such places and parts as the said van hulten and his
agents or factors hould order and direct, and soe to returne to Amsterdam
according to the said Charter partie, which hee knoweth being present
at the said treatie and agreement about the said affreightment. And
further deposeth not.

To the third article and schedule hee saith and deposeth that the said
schedule now showed unto him, is a true copie of the said Charterpartie
or contract of affreightment soe made betwixt the said Van hulten and
van lynen, passed before Adrian van [?k]ock Notary at Amsterdam
with whom the originall (according to the manner there) was left and
saith the said originall was signed by the said van hulten and ban
lynen the contractors at or about the said day of the date thereof,
which hee knoweth being present and alsoe signing the same as a
witnes together with Maynardt May[?merdson] van [?k]eeren a broker
then alsoe present.

To the fourth article hee saith and deposeth that in performance of the
premisses the said Philip van hulten on behalfe of himselfe and
the said hendrick Mathias, Christofer Cotsenburgh and Cornelius
Mayearts bought and provided a cargo of goods and merchandize[?s]
consisting in lynnens, mercerie wares, silke stuffs, kersies and
other commodities to the valew of about tenn thousand pounds
fflemish, and after laded the same at Amsterdam aboard the said shipp[?s]