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To the 24th and 25th hee saith hee doeth not knowe the Lawes and
Customes of Spainne touching the matter interrate But saith
that of his owne sight and knowledge money Plate and Bullion hath
bin and is usually brought from Spaine to fflanders without
lett or interruption. And further cannot depose

Repeated before Doctor Clarke and dr Godolphin./.

Anthonio [?Coffens] [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 12th day of March 1653 Examined upn the sayd allegation

The Clayme of Symon da ffonseca Pyna for}
his sylver in the Salvador.}


Anthonio Estevan de Balderas a native of Madrid in Spaine
and an Inhabitant of Limma in the Indeies merchant aged 38 yeares
or thereabouts a witnes sworne and examined deposeth and saith
as followeth videlicet

To the 1. 2. 3. and 4th articles of the sayd allegation This deponent saith that in or about the
moneth of August 1652. being att Cadiz in Spaine and in Company with and
in the howse of William Porneliz the factor of the producent he then and there
saw in his possession severall peaces of plate and sylver which he ths ayd Porneliz
then sayd did belong to the arlate Symon da ffonseca Pyna of Madrid, and
amongst the rest the barr of sylver arlate marked as in the margent
and weighing 120 markes or thereabouts, which sayd parcells of silver
the sayd Porneliz then sayd he had order to remitt to Juan Alvarez
of Antwerpe for the producents accompt, and that he did intend to
send the same accordingly by Otto George, Christian Cloppenbergh and
John Martins whose ships then lay in the bay of Cadiz bound for
Ostend. And further saith That not long after and within the sayd
moneth of August 1652. This deponent being againe with the sayd
Porneliz att his howse he told this deponent that he had laden the
forementioned sayd parcells of sylver on board the sayd shipps, and withall shewed
this deponent bills of lading for the same, one whereof was the bill of
lading arlate and now shewne him or of the same tenor withal, By which
bill of lading It did then appeare as now it doth to this deponent
that the sayd Porneliz did about the 14th day of the sayd moneth of August 1652
lade the forementioned barr of sylver marked as aforesayd on board the
arlate shipp the Salvador whereof Christian Cloppenbergh aforesayd
was master for the accompt of the sayd Symon da ffonseca Pyna to be
transported to Ostend and there delivered to the arlate Juan Alvarez
and in his absence to the widdow and heyres of Simon Dias Vaez, or
their factor. And moreover saith that the sayd bill of lading now shewne
to and perused by him was and is as he assuredly beleiveth signed by
the sayd Christian Cloppenbergh with the manner of whose firming
this deponent having seene him firme to many bills of lading is
well acquainted, and forasmuch it is usuall to firme 3 bills of lading
of one and the same tenor for every parcell he beleiveth that the sayd Christian
Cloppenbergh did firme to two other bills of lading of the same
tenor for this barr of sylver now Claymed, and that one of them
came along in the sayd shipp with the sylver, And saith that for the reasons aforesayd
he is well assured that the Contents of the sayd bill of lading now given him
were and are true and so had and done as in the same is [?feyned], And
otherwise he cannot depose