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The 16th day of January 1653. [CENTRE HEADING]

The Clayme of Manuel and ffrancis}
Dirrickson for their goods in the}
Hope of Lubeck.}


Henrique Georgia Mendez of Antwerpe
merchant aged about 48 yeares a witnes
sworne and examined deposeth and saith as
followeth. videlicet.

To the sayd allegation and severall Articles therein this deponent
saith that It is notorious as he beleiveth that there is forme peace
and amity betweene this Commonwealth and the Cities and States
of Hamburgh and Lubeck. And further declareth that he hath
well knowne the arlate Manuel and ffrancis Dirrickson from their
Childhood and hath many yeares had and kept Correspondency
with them in the way of merchanize and Letters, and saith they
are merchants of good ranke Inhabitants of Hamburgh and
subiects of the free State thereof and so accounted, And that
he this deponent did here in London receyve a letter from the
sayd Manuel and ffrancis dirickson about the latter end of August
last past 1653 and bearing date about the middle of the same moneth
wherein the sayd producents did advise this deponent that they
had caused to be laden att Lubeck aboard the shipp Hope (whereof
Hendrick Vinter is Master) by Peter Mayer their factor there
dwelling a lading of tarr hempe deales pipestaves and such
materialls for their owne accompt to be transported to Havre
da Grace in ffrance and there delivered to Antonio Rodriguez da
Moras for their owne use, and in the sayd letter desired this
deponent in case he should heare and find that the sayd shipp
and lading should happen in their Course for ffrance to be
taken and brought into England or any Port thereof, that
in such case he this deponents hould be aiding and assisting
to Signor Antonio ffernandez Caravajall his precontest in
this Cause, aswell in and for the Clayming of the sayd goods
in the names of them the sayd Manuel and ffrancis dirrickson
as also if the market were good here, in the selling and
disposeing of them here to their advantage and remittinge
the proceed thereof to Hamburg for the use of them the sayd
Claymers. And this deponent hath seene letters from the sayd
parties to the same effect in the hands of his precontest the
said Signor Antonio ffernandez. And that the sayd letter so sent
to this deponent is a reall and true letter and not colourable
and was really and truly receyved by this deponent the tyme
aforesayd, and was and is really signed and sent by the
sayd Producents from Hamburgh and beares date from
thence. And otherwise hee cannot depose.