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To the fourth árticle hee saith and deposeth that the said Claus Willems
after such trading at the wilde coast, went with his said shipp and the
lading there taken in and what was left of his outwards cargo, to the
Canaries to get further imployment, and there tooke in and received
severall goods upon freight to be transported to Amsterdam upon and for
the account of severall Merchants, for which hee was to have
freight according the schedule annexed to the allegation, and two stivers
in every gilder for average, which hee knoweth being Stiersman and
acquainted with the premisses.

To the fifth hee saith that the said shipp the Morning Starr with the
severall goods and merchandizes aboard her were in their course from the
Canaries for Amsterdam seized by the Lizard frigot and brought to
Milford haven, and that there were in her at the time of the said seizure
and belonging to her said owners two pipes of Spanish wine, two pipes
or greate fats of brandewine, two halfe abous of Spanish wine, and
two barreles of knives (which had bin in a fatt that brake) all which goods were
of those that were brought from Amsterdam in the said shipp, and were
not trucked away, but were retourning home againe for the owners
Moreover hee saith there were in her at the time of the said seizure
three baggs or sacks of tortois shells, and five greate pots, and two
smale ones of balsome or druggs, all for account of the said owners,
of Amsterdam, which said shells and druggs the said Skipper bought of
and from Augustin Rosetti the foresaid Genoese, who came passenger and
had goods in the said shipp. And otherwise hee cannot depose, saving hee
knoweth the premisses being privie to all the passages thereof, being
as aforesaid Stiersman of the said shipp.

To the sixeth hee saith the said Scutt and the Skipper are of Amsterdam
and are subiects of the States of the United Netherlands and soe hee beleeveth
are all the owners.

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith the said shipp was is as hee taketh it and hath
heard built in the East country, and afterwards bought by the said
owners, and otherwise hee cannot answer, saving for his part negatively.

To the second hee saith the said Claus Williams was master of the said
shipp before this deponent came into her, but was (as this deponent
hath bin credibly informed) constituted master by the said Scut and company,
which Egbert Scut came severall times aboard and furthered her setting
dispatch from Amsterdam as one of the owners. And saith that in noe
part of the voyage was there any other person that had the charge or
governaunce of the said shipp as Commander or master, but only the
said Claus Williams, who is (as hee this deponent saith) a hollander, And
otherwise hee cannot answer.

To the third hee saith hee is a native and an Inhabitant of Amsterdam
and a subiect of the States of the United Netherlands, and came first aboard
her there about five or six dayes before her proceeding thense, and
was in her when shee was seized.

To the fourth hee saith that after the said shipps departure from
Amsterdam shee went to the foresaid Island of Tobago, which was
the first place shee touched at after such departure, from Tobago
shee went to the wild coast and there went to severall places on the
said coast, and from the said coast directly to Santa Cruse in Teneriff