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To the 6th hee saith, That to avoyde the Capture and Condemnation of [?goods]
consigned by the Subjects of the king of Spaine to Holland and other partes [?it]
is frequently used in the bill of lading to insert the names of free persons [?and]
Subjects of Hamburgh or other free places, and inhabitants there, when in [?truth]
and reality the goods so consigned doe absolutely belong to the said king of Spaine
his Subjects. And so much hee saith hee beleeveth to be [?notorious] and publique
amongst Merchants of any Nation in hostility with ffrance, who use the [?trade]
of Spaine. And further cannot depose.

To the 7th hee saith, That in the moneth of October 1652. arlate and for
some yeares before and to this present there was and is communication
and correspondence in the way of trade between the arlate John Scrother
and Joachim Verpoorten a ffactor or Merchant stranger residing at Amsterdam
who was and is named in the bills of lading predeposed. Which hee knoweth
being personally acquainted with the said Verpoorten, and by meanes of correspondence
well acquainted with the premisses./

To the 8th hee saith it is notorious, That the said shipp the black Cock under the
Conduct of the said John ffransen Haen being in her Course from Saint Lucar
aforesaid towards Amsterdam with the wines in question aboard her were
with the rest of her Cargazon surprized and taken by the Captaine and
Companie of the Speaker frigatt in the immediate service of this Common
wealth, and by them brought into England. And further cannot depose

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true:/

To the Crosse Interrogatories:/ [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first negatively:-/

To the second hee saith hee hath knowne the interrate John Scrother [?XXX]
yeares by Correspondence who is well knowne and commonly reputed a
Native of Hamborough, and hath lived for 5. yeares and upwards at
Saint Lucar aforesaid, and is a Batchelour.?;

To the 3 hee was not at Saint Lucar at the time of the lading of the
butts of sack interrate, And therefore otherwise then as aforesaid hee cannot [?depose]

To the 4th hee saith hee knoweth nothing thereof, otherwise then by [?XXX]
of the said John Scrother, not being at Saint Lucar in the Voyage in question
And otherwise saving his foregoeing deposition to which hee referreth hee
cannot depose./

To the 5th negatively:/

To the 6th hee saith by Vertue of his oath, that hee is for the reasons
predeposed, assured that the bills of lading aforesaid were made in the
borrowed name of the said diederick Cordes meerely for the reasons befpre
declared, And not otherwise./.

To the 7th hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition

To the 8th hee saith hee is fully Convinced in Conscience that the 47.
butts of sack now Claymed doe really and soley appertane to the said
John Scrother and to no other person whatsoever/:

To the 9th hee saith hee this deponent is a Hamburger by birth and