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theise two yeares last
hath had and nowe hath his factors and agents at Cadiz and Saint Lucars to that
purpose, and saith that for tenn or eleaven yeares at the least of this deponents said
knowledge of him, hee the said producent lived in Cadiz, and since for two
yeares or thereabouts having left his habitation there hee hath dwelt at Antwerp
and while hee soe dwelt at Cadiz this deponent dwellt in Saint Lucars
(where hee still dwelleth) and hath taken up many goods for the said producent
comming from fflanders to Saint Lucars for the said producents accompt
and hath snt them to him to Cadiz, and since his departure from Cadiz
as aforesaid, this deponent having intimate acquaintance with his
correspondents and agents at Cales well knoweth of his continuation
of his said trade there for silver, And for a merchant of such trade
and traffique hee the said producent was and is commonly accompted and
reputed. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the second, third fourth and fifth articles of the said allegation and the
schedules therein mentioned hee saith and deposeth that about a fortnight
before the shipps the Sampson the Saint George and Salvador arlate set saile
from Cadiz the voyage in question for Ostend, namely about the
beginning of October last hee this deponent being bound for fflanders
and comming from Saint Lucars to Cadiz to imbarque himself waent to the
houses of the factors of the said Mr Boscaert dwelling in Cales
namely Maximilian da [?hopgha], David [?Molenstein], and ffrancis de la
Sierpe, and acquainted them the said factors being of his intimate acquaintance that hee was bound for fflanders
and asked them what service they would commannd him thither, and that hey [?and]
upon discourse that they had laden silver and plate to a good valew
aboard the said three shipps and alsoe aboard other shipps then bound for
fflanders for the said producents accompt, and showed him the
bills of lading thereof, and in particular they showed him the bills
annexed to the said allegation for the severall quantities of silver and
plate and of the respective markes mentioned and specified in the
said second article laden for his accompt, and desired this deponent
that for asmuch as their letters of advise to the producent might happen to miscarry, hee
this deponent comming to Antwerp would acquaint the said Mr Boscaert
with the said plate laden aboard the said shipps for his accompt, to the
end that upon the shipps arivall hee should looke after the same. And
saith that the said producent George Boschaert was and is commonly
accompted the true and lawfull and sole owner and proprietor of the
said silver and plate. And further that hee this deponent is well
acquainted with the arlate Ottavio George, Christian Cloppenbergh
and John Martenson dorp commannders of the said shipps and with the
said Otto George his Purser and with their hand writing, and saith and
verily beleeveth the bills annexed for the plate therein said to be laden
aboard the Sampson to be all signed with the proper hand of the said Otto
George his Purser, saving that of the marke [MARKE] which hee beleeveth
to be signed by the said Otto George himselfe and for the plate aforesaid
said to be laden aboard the Salvador and Saint George, hee verily beleeveth
the said bills for the same annexed to the said [?XXX]
to be respectively signed with the hands of the said Christian Cloppenbergh and
John Martenson dorp (referring himselfe to the said bills)