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knoweth being as aforesaid Carpenter of the said shipp and going the said voyage in
her to the time of her seizure.

To the third hee saith that after the arivall of the said shipp in the Roade of Santa Domingo
and before her going into harbour, the said Spanish Captaine sent the shipps
shallop manned with Spaniards ashore to fetch a pilot, and saith they brought
two pilots aboard in the said shallop, who carried her in to the harbour there
where shee lay and contunued about eight monethes space, and that the said Spanish
Captaine and the other Spaniards in her commanded her all the while, and there
hee saith the said Spanish Captaine caused her lading to be landed and as hee heard put into a
warehouse or storehouse there, this deponent helping to land them, and
afterwards the said Captaine laded the retourne thereof in the foresaid homewards
goods. And further hee cannot depose, not seeing or being in the said warehouse.

To the fourth article hee saith and deposeth that the said shipp having soe
taken in her goods and departing from Santa Domingo, for Santa Cruse, met
about six dayes after with a squadron of seaven or eight Spanish shipps
whereof severall were Gallions, and saith that severall of the Spaniards
belonging to them came aboard the Santa Maria, and were there entertained
with Cacoa and such other things as the shipp afforded, and the said Spanish
Captaine sent Cacoa and went aboard the Admirall or Vice Admirall of
the said Spanish shipps, and afterwards the said shipp Santa Maria came cleare
from the said Spaniards and shipps, and prosecuted her voyage to Santa Cruse.
And further cannot depose saving as aforesaid.

To the fifth hee saith that noe shipps but such as belong to or are
freighted by Spaniards or have Spanish Commission[?X] are permitted to trade at Santa Domingo, and that any
Spanish Admirall meeting any shipp that hee knowes to be there laded and
to be for account of any other than Spaniards, will seize the same, And
further hee cannot depose.

To the sixth hee saith that the arlate John Mollar is of the Romish religion
and as this deponent hath heard hath lived long in fflanders in the dominion
of the king of Spaine. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true.



The same day. [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined upon the fore said allegation of the 7th of January last.


Kempe Scheltes of Middlebowra Mariner, aged .38 yeares or
thereabouts late Stiersman of the said shipp the Saint Mary
sworne and examined.

To the first hee cannot depose not being with the said shipp at Santa Domingo
nor aboard her when shee was seized.

To the second hee saith that the said shipp the Saint Mary going from Amsterdan
(whence this deponent went Stiersman of her under John van lynen her comander
came and arrived at Santa Cruse on or about the nineteenth of July
1657 (new stile) and from Santa Cruse which is under the Dominion of the
king of Spaine, shee set saile and departed for Santa Domingo on
or about the sixteenth of September next following (stile aforesaid) and before
her departure thence there were six and twenty Spaniards there hird to goe in
her thence to Santa Domingo, but there went but three and twenty of them
aboard, one whereof went Stiersman in this deponents place who was at