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To the Crosse Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the 1 he saith he was master and Owner of the sayd shipp the ffortune
and was in her and continued in her all the voyage to the tyme that she
was cast away. And saith the sayd shipp was not first sett out or began
the voyage from Amsterdam, Middleburg or any other Port within the
Jurisdiction of the States of the united Provinces. And saith the sayd
shipp was not to have returned to any of the sayd Ports nor there have
ordered her voyage, but att Dunkirke as he hath before declared. And
saith the sayd shipp began her outward voyage from Dunkirke and
this Rendent was master of her all the sayd voyage.

To the 2 he saith the sayd shipp begann her outward voyage about
the month of May last past and saith she was lett out to fraight by
Charter partie to Juan de Valletta a Spanish merchant of Dunkirke in her
sayd outward voyage, and her lading was linnens and peice goods of
fflanders the greatest part for the Accompt of this Rendent and part for the
Accompt of the sayd Juan de Valetta and Company, and saith the
sayd goods were sold in the Isle of Palma by the sayd Juan da Vallettas brother [XXXXX] da Valletta
who hath a good share in the goods now in question; and by this
deponent who had the proceed thereof in Sugars aboard the sayd
shipp ffortune which sugars are spoyled and lost; and twenty three
pata?toes of Tobacco some whereof are preserved. And otherwise cannot

To the 3d he saith that the sayd Joseph Markes was himselfe in the
Isle of Palma as also John Sallazar Pedro Saranno Diego da
Valetta, Antonio Regl[?os] Don Juan da Monteverte whio are the
principall Owners of the goods now in question, and the sayd
persons did lade the sayd goods by themselves, and most of them
by report brought the same from the Indies, and this Rendent
saith the sayd goods in their possession before the lading thereof
in the sayd Isle of Palma, for which reasons and for that they
did lade upon the same for the Accompt aforesayd he verily beleiveth
that the sayd Spanish merchants were and are proprietors of the goods
aforesayd: And otherwise cannot depose.

To the 4. he saith there were bills of Lading aboard the sayd shipp for
the merchants goods, and some papers relating to the same, but
whether any of them be [XX] and saved or noe, or where any of
them be he knoweth not.

To the .5. he saith he doth not know or is convinced or beleiveth in his
conscience that the goods now Claymed in the name of the sayd Joseph
Markes and others or any part thereof doth belong to any dutchman or
dutchmen subiects of the States of the united Provinces or to any
ffrenchman or ffrenchmen subiects of the ffrench King. And
otherwise cannot depose

Sam Delaplace [SIGNATURE, LH SIDE]

Felipe Dunker [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day. Examined upon the sayd allegation


Juan Gomez Brito of the Isle of Palma merchant
aged forty yeares or thereabouts a witnes sworne and
examined deposeth and saith as followeth. videlicet.