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letters from them or living at Genua sent to and received by the said mr
Vandeput their correspondent, and severall letteres of his directed to them as there resident, And
further hee doth not depose..

To the third article hee saith that before the barrs of silver in question
came and arived here in England the factor of the said producents named
don lewes Perez da Vittoria sent from the Iland of Teneriff to the said
mr Vandeput for the account of the said producents to the valew of twenty
seaven hundred pounds sterling and upwards in silver, which were received
by the said mr Vandeput here in this port before the arivall of the silver
in question, and that since the arivall and receipt of the said silver in question
hee the said Mr Vandeput for the accompt of the said producents
hath received from the Canaries from the said don lewes about foure
thousand pounds sterling, of this deponents sight, who sawe such
receipt thereof and the ;etteres and dispatches concerning the same and
hath placed the same to the said producents Accompt, hee being as
aforesaid booke keeper of the said Mr Vandeput, and thereby hee
well knoweth that the said producents have and doe drive a
very considerable trade in silver from the Canaries. And further
hee deposeth not.

To the fourth article hee saith that before the lading of the silver in
question aboard the shipp the Saint Laurance severall Genoese Merchants
wrote and sent over to the said mr Vandeput to London letteres whereby
they desired him to certifie or advise them whether or not they might
safely send silver or Bullion to London and consigne the same to
him the said Mr Vandeput without danger of seizure or confiscation
of the same and that the said Peter Vandeput answered them and
wrote that they might doe it safely and encouraged them to such
sending, and sent a translation in Spanish of the Act of Parliament
in that behalfe made for the securitie of such importation, which hee
knoweth having seene the said lettres soe received and the answers then
being privie to the said mr Vandeputs dispatches in such matters
hee being his booke keeper as aforesaid and imployed in his afaires XX
??moment touching his concernes.

To the 5. 6,. and 7th articles hee saith that before any word of
the seizure of the shipp Saint Laurence in question the said Mr Vandeput
received letteres by other shipping from the said don Lewes advising
him of the lading of the six barrs of silver (which are now questXX)
aboard the shipp the Saint Laurence and of the consignment thereof to
him the said Mr vandeput for the said producents their account, to be
here delivered in this port. And that afterwards the said Mr Vandeput
received advise from Plimouth of the bringing in of the said shipp
thither, and received a packet of letteres and dispatches thence as brought
thither in the said shipp Saint Laurence, and amongst them the lettre
and Invoice annexed to the allegation (now shewed unto him) and XXXX
bill of lading, now alsoe showed unto him remaining in this Court
Which hee knoweth having seene the said first letteres of advise and
alsoe those and the Invoice and bill of lading soe brought in the
Saint Laurence upon their first bringing to the said Mr Vandeput and
having now perused those exhibited and remaining in this Court ?hee
well knoweth them to be the same that were soe received by Mr Vandeput
and particularly by a note or marke made upon the letter by him this deponent
Abd further cannot depose.