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assurances and protestations that the same was for the same accompts mentioned in the
bills of lading, hee verily beleeveth the same to be really and truely for the accompts
mentioned in the said bills.

To the 8th and 9 hee saith that upon his signing the bills of lading hee kept one of each
(being those brought in the shipp which were never out of his custody till the same
were delivered at Plimouth) by him, and delivered the other two for each parcell to the persons
that brought them or procured the signing thereof, being the persons that laded the said
silver for the most part, and the rest the servants or such as were imployed by
therest of the said laders to bringe the said bills to be signed, And otherwise saving
his foregoing deposition to which hee referreth himselfe hee cannot depose.

To the 10th and 11th hee saith hee was never at Cadiz or Saint Lucars in merchant imployment
before this voyage, nor did hee ever lade or bringe silver thence before this
present voyage, and otherwise referring himselfe as aforesaid hee cannot

To the 12th and last hee saith that for greate and considerable quantities of
silver hee beleeveth that it is against the lawes of Spaine and forbidden
as a Capitale crime to lade and export it from Spaine, but for
oettie quantities of small importance, hee beleeveth that the same is not
soe looked after, nor the persons lading it liable to any greate danger, and
otherwise hee cannot depose, not being acquainted with the customes and
practises of Spaine in the point of ladeing silver.

Capta Jacoby [?XXX] [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 16th of december 1653. [CENTRE HEADING]

The keepers of the libertie of England}
by authoritie of Parliament, against the silver}
laden aboard the Saint Paul, hendrick Luck master}

Examined upon an allegation given in on the behalfe
of Adrian Yoncker and others the 13th
of this present.


Hendrick Luck of Hamborough Mariner master of the said
shipp the Saint Paul aged 36 yeares or thereabouts sworne and

To the first article of the said allegation and the schedule annexed and bills
of lading therein mentioned and showne unto him, hee saith and deposeth
that in or about the moneth of October last past, there were laden
and put aboard the shipp the Saint Paul arlate in the port of Cadiz in the
dominion of the king of Spaine the severall and respective quantities and
parcells of silver mentioned in the said schedule, to be thence transported and
carried in the said shipp to hamborough and there to be delivered to the severall
and respective persons schedulated or their assignes
according to the said respective bills of lading, videlicet one bagge marked K.
containing one thousand peeces of eight, consigned to and going for the accompt
of Adrian Yoncker merchant of hamborough. Item to Albert Ankelman
merchant of hamborough ten baggs contayning together two thousand peeces of eight
marked A. Item to daniel Ropke merchant of hamborough one bagg
contayning 500 peeces of eight marked R. Item to derrick Cordes merchant
of hamborough one bagg No.3. contayning three hundred thirtie six peeces of
eight marked [MARKE] Item to Joachim van Campen Pardons sonne merchant
of hamborough one bagge containing one thousand peeces of eight marked C.
Item to ffrancis Wallich merchant of hamburgh one bagge containing
three hundred twentie five peeces of eight marked WW. Item [?Sivert] [?Goodman]
a skipper laded a thousand peeces of eight, being freight [?caried] by his shipp and