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dunquirke and that hee could not otherwise depose though hee could guve him the
said shipps lading of gold. or to the same effect. And otherwise hee cannot depose

To the second article hee saith and deposeth that the Cooke of the said shipp the
greate Christopher commonly named and called Nellis or Cornelius (who as this
deponent hath bin informed hath in this Court bib examined against the said shipp)
was and is a poore, indigent, worthlesse fellowe, and one that was bought
by Michael Crager master of the said shipp at Riga of and from the Captaine
of a companie of souldiers there in the service of the Queene of Sweden for
nine dollars or thereabouts, about two or three dayes before the said shipps
comming thence [?on] the voyage in question, and when the said master soe bought
him hee the said Nelis was in a very miserable and base condition, and soe hee
was, when hee came here ashore at the time when (as is said) hee
was examined, and had not a short to his back, but was lowsie and
nastie for want of a short; And this deponent taketh and conceiveth
him to be a person soe slight and loose, that for a small reqard
hee might be induced to say ad sweare any thinge, and saith that if hee [?have] sworne
that the said shipp was bound for holland or that the goods belonged to hollanders
hee hath therein deposed contrary to the truth, and for a slight person
and one that may be induced as aforesaid to say any thinge for reward
hee was and is say the company of the said shipp commonly accompted
and reputed. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the Interrogatories.

To the first hee saith that the Lieutenant of the said shipp Prosperous was and
is named Mowey or Mowet or some such name, for soe this deponent
hath often heard him called.

To the second hee saith that there were some others present with the said
Lieutenant when hee had soe dealt with this deponent and endeavoured to
corrupt him with money as aforesaid, whom this deponent tooke to be
some of his imployers, and that this deponent hath not bin before
examined, and otherwise saving his foregoing deposition, saying hee
was Carpenter of the said shipp.

To the fourth hee saith that the said Nellis was Cooke of the said shipp
and this deponent did not see any money or regard given him, and
otherwise hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition.

Repeated before doctor Clarke.



The 23th of December 1653

The claime of Antonio de Cuyper merchant}
of Dantzike for his goods in the Saint Peter (Joachim}
[?Kint] Master

Examined upon an allegation on the
behalfe of the said Antonio de
Cuyper given 29th November 1653.


Joachim kint master of the said shipp aged 40 yeeres or thereabouts sworne

To the first and second articles of the said allegation hee saith and deposeth that
hee well knoweth the arlate Antonio de Cuyper, and saith that hee the
said de Cuyper was the time arlate and is the true and lawfull owner and
proprietor of twelve pacjes contayning fourteene shipp pounds
and a halfe of good drie wax marked as in the margent and numbred as
is arlate, and for such commonly accompted and reputed,