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The Clayme of manuel }
Gomez de Acosta for the }
[XXX] & [XXX] in the

The third day of January 1653
Examined upon the sayd allegation


ffrancisco Lopez of Sevilia in Spaine merchant
aged xxi years or thereabouts a witnes sworene and
examined deposeth and saith as followeth videlicet

To the 1st Article of the sayd allegation this deponent saith that the articulate Manuel
Gomez de Acosta and Anthonio Chavez whom This deponent hath well
knowne and bene acquainted with from his youth were and are att this
present merchants and Inhabitants of Sevill, and Spaniards borne and
in Sevill have lived with their families so long as this deponent can
remember and for ten yeares and upwards and were and are subiects
of the King of Spaine and so accounted And the sayd Anthonio Chaves
was and is an [Assentister?] of his Catholique Majesty of Spaine and so
account. And otherwise cannot depose.

To the second third and fourth Articles of the sayd allegation This deponent saith That
being about merchandising business and Affaires att Cadiz in the latter
end of Summer 1652 he saw in the possession of the sayd Anthony de
[MARGIN: mark] Chaves att Cadiz three [serons?] of fine grane marked as in the margent
which he told your deponent he had there bought and that he would send them
to fflanders by Christian Cloppenbergh, and saith that afterwards videlicet
in the beginning of September 1652 he the sayd Chavis did lade the
same for his owne accompt about the Salvador wereof the said Cloppenbergh
was master to be transported to Ostend, and soone after he had so laden the same he
shewed this deponent at Cadiz two bils of lading for the same by one of tenor
purporting to be firmed by the hand and name of the sayd Christian Clopperbergh
and that the bill of lading for the sayd graine
to the allegation annexed and now shewn to him this Examinat, which bill of
lading he saith is reall and true, was and is one of the sayd original
bills of lading and beleiveth the same was hither by Jaspar Larenco
of Antwerpe to whom the sayd grain was consigned and to whom the sayd
Chaves told this deponent he would in a letter send a bill of lading
for the same from Cadiz And further saith that in the month of October
1652 and about the beginning thereof as this deponent being in
the bay of Cadis saw severall boates arrived there at the said shipp of
the sayd Cloppenbergh wherein were the 73 baggs of wooll now claymed
and were then a lading aboard the sayd shipp by a servant of the
producent Manuel Gomez de Acosta who in discourse with this deponent
touch the same did acquaint him that the same were his masters woolls
and that he did lade the same to be transported to fflanders for the
accompt and [rise?] of his Master meaning and speaking of the sayd
Manuel Gomez de Acosta And saith that he this deponent soone after
att Cadiz saw two bills of lading for the sayd woolls both of one tenor
purporting to be firmed by the hand and name of the sayd Christian
Cloppenbergh, whereby the premises did appeare to the true, as also that
[MARGIN: mark] the sayd 75 baggs were all washed woolls And to be marked as in the margent
to say 49 sackes or baggs with the first marke, and 24 with the second,
And the foresay servant of the sayd Acosta in whose hand this deponent
saw the sayd bills of lading told this deponent att that tyme that he
was to send one of the sayd bills for Antwerpe by the psot to Jaspar Lorenco
to whom the sayd woolls were consigned. And saith that the bill of Lading