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22th of August 1651.

Alderman B[XXXkley] and company against the}
goods in the ffortune of Euchusen}

Examined upon an allegation in the [?acts] on the
behalfe of Jeronimo [?M]unez
d' Acosta


Peter Lucas alias Lutzen a witnesse formerly examined in this
cause and nowe againe sworne and examined saith as
followeth videlicet.

To the said allegation hee saith and deposeth that at the time of the seizure
of the said shipp the ffortune allegate and her lading by Captaine M[XXXXX] there was a Charter
partie aboard her, by the which it did appeare that the goods in the said shipp
were to be delivered at Amsterdam, and saith that hee this deponent
master of the said shipp upon the taking and seizure aforesaid delivered the
said Charter partie with his owne hand into the hand of the said
Captaine M[?ootham], and the next day the said Captaine caused the same
to be reade by one of his company (who understood ffrench) aboard his man
of warr in the presence of this deponent, which person that soe read the
same declared the contents thereof to this deponent in dutch, and to
those English that were by him, in English, and after hee had read the
same and perused the other papers, hee said, I finde not either by the
Charter parti[?a] or writings that the goods are prize, or to that effect,
this deponents contest John Peterson being then and there alsoe present,
and alsoe present when hee this deponent delivered the said Charter
partie to the said Captaine Mooth[?am]. And otherwise hee cannot
as hee saith depose.

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith hee can write and reade dutch, but understandeth
not ffrench, albeit hee hath used to saile thither above fourtie yeares
and hath bin there very many voyages, and saith hee was last there
(before this voyage) about eight yeares since in a shipp of Euchusen
named the [?Prince] wherof Corneluis Barker was master, And otherwise
hee cannot answer.

To the second Interrogatorie hee saith that hee heard the contents of the said
Charter parti[?a] read by the Notarie that dr{?e]we it, who read it in
ffrench and a sworne Interpreter or broker declared the effect thereof
to this deponent in dutch as the said Notary read it in ffrench, and this
was at the said Notaries studi[?a] or shopp in Roane, and the same
being soe read the merchant named monsieur Rodriguez and this
deponent being the contractors therein, signed the same, which hee saith
was reall and that there was noe Charter parti{?a] made for ffrance.

To the third hee saith that hee this examinate delivered the said
Charter partie to the said M[?oo]tham with and amongest many other
papers and writings alsoe delivered unto him aboard his the said
Mootha[?nes] owne shipp. and otherwise saving his foregoeing deposition
hee cannot depose.

Repeated before doctor Clarke.



The same day.

John Peterson of Euchusen in holland Mariner
aged 25 yeares or thereabouts, sworne and examined
saith as followeth, videlicet.

To the said allegation hee saith and deposeth that when the said shipp
the ffortun[?a] was taken by Captaine Mootham and his precontest