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signed twelve bills of lading for all the moneys and plate laden aboard the
shipp the Saint George aforesayd (the [?tabble] plate onely excepted) in the presence
and sight of this deponent that is to say, three of one tenor for severall parcells
of sylver mentioned therein, three more of one tenor for severall other parcells of
sylver mentioned therein, three more of one tenor for other parcells of
sylver mentioned therein and allso three more of one tenor for severall other
parcells of sylver mentioned therein; And the sayd Otto George in the sight of
this deponent signed three bills of lading of one tenor for the sayd forty six barrs
of sylver, and three bills of lading of one tenor for the sayd nine baretons
of sylver, laden aboard the Sampson as aforesayd, And the sayd Christian Cloppenbergh
in the sight of this deponent signed three bills of lading of one tenor for the
sayd twenty three barretons of sylver, and three more of one tenor for the
sayd two baggs of money laden aboard the Salvador as aforesayd, And he
furthe saith that the respectie Captaines aforesayd after signing the
sayd bills kept and continued in their owne hands respectively ne of every
of the sayd bills of a different tenor signed by them as aforesayd respectively
and beleiveth the same were aboard their respective shipps att the tyme of
seizure. And otherwise referring himselfe to the Acts of this Court he
cannot depose.

To the fifth he saith that the five Bills of lading arlate to the allegation annexed
and now shewne to this Examinat were and are five of the sayd Bills of
lading which this deponent saw signed att Cadiz as aforesayd, And saith
that the names of Paul Cobrisse of Bridges, and ffrancis Sloyer of
Hamburgh were made use of by the producent in the sayd Bills onely to
avoyd the danger and preiudice that might have befallen his person in
Spaine in case he should have bin knowne to have transported his sayd sylver
And so much this deponent heard the sayd producent say and affirme att Cadiz
about the tyme of lading the same And further he cannot depose saving
that in reality and truth the sayd plate and money was and is the producents
onely and laden for his sole Accompt and right as aforesayd, and that te
sayd Cobrisse and Sloyer had not eyther of them had or hath any interest
therein or any part thereof.

To the sixth he saith that the sayd John deLosa Barona is a Spaniard a native of
Segovia in Spaine and a subiect of the King of Spaine and so accounted
and hath of this deponents knowledge for ten years now past bene an
Inhabitant of Limma in the West Indies in the Dominion of the sayd King
of Spaine. And further he cannot depose.

To the Crosse Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first negatively.

To the 2.d 3.d and fourth he saith that the producent is a Bachelor and this deponent
saw him and lodged with him in the same howse in Cadiz and saw him stand
upon the shoare or strand there att the tyme of lading of the sayd sylver
and moneys which he saith was about noone tide in the say. And saith that
the sayd Nicholas Carasso as factor or Agent for the producent with the assistance
of this deponent and Sanchez dorissa aforesayd and boatesmen all the sayd
persons being Spaniards laded the sayd plate and moneys Interrate, And
the respective Captaines of the sayd shipps receyved the same aboard their
respective pursers being likewise present And otherwise saving his foregoing
depositions he cannot depose.

To the 5th he saith he cannot otherwise depose than he hath deposed