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acquainted with the firme of the said John ffransen Haen wherewith the said bill of lading was firmed And for that
this deponentby the especiall order of the said [?Lemmerswand] went expressely
to Medenblick in Holland in May 1653. to speake with the said John ffransen Haen
concernung the Cargo of his shipp so seized, whereupon the said John
ffransen Haen upon the sight and observation of the said bill of lading for
the wynes predeposed, affirmed to this deponent that the same was signed
together with two others of the same tenour by him the said John ffransen
Haen with his owne hand at Saint Lucars at or about the time of lading of the said
wynes, and further declared that another bill of lading of the same tenour
was on board his said shipp at the time of her seizure, which together
with his other papers were taken away by the Captaine or Companie of
the English man of warr that had taken his said shipp and her lading,
And further the said John ffransen Haen then also declared to this
deponent that the said John Scrother had laden aboard his said shipp the
said 47. butts of sack to be transported and delivered as aforesaid
And otherwise saith, That saving his following depositions hee cannot depose:

To the 5th and 5th and schedule or bill of lading therein mentioned but not
annexed hee saith and deposeth, That the said John Scrother is a hamburger
borne, and hath for 5. yeares last past of this deponents knowledge of him
by Correspondence resided as a ffactor for hamborough Merchants at
Saint Lucar in Spaine, by meanes of which his residence hee was and is a
Subject of the king of Spaine, and in that regard caused the bill of
lading predeposed to be made in the pretended name of diederick Cordes
a Burgher of hamborough, purposely to ffree the said wines from the
ffrench; And so much hee saith was and is usuall amongst Merchants; that
are inhabitants in, and Subjects of the king of Spaine to practize and doe for
the preservation of their goods from the Subjects of the king of ffrance or others
with whom the Spaniard is in hostility, And saith that the said diederick
Cordes who is a Native; a Merchant of great quality and Burgher of
hamborough, where hee hath held his Constant residence so long as this deponent
can remember; under whose borrowed name the goods in question are consigned,
hath according to a publique instrument which hee this deponent is ready to produce under
the seale of hamborough publiquely declared upon solemn oath before the Magistrates
there that the said wynes doe not at all belong unto him the said Diederick Cordes but to the said producent The premisses this deponent
declareth for that being a Merchant and Native of Hamborough, and factor to
the Lemmermans aforesaid, whose Agent or ffactor the said producent is,
the meanes of his relation and Correspondence aforesaid was and is very
well acquainted with the premisses, And otherwise saving his precedent and
subsequent depositions hee cannot depose./

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