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disagreeing from the fabrique and fashion of shipps built in Holland, those
of Lubeck and the other Easterling Ports being strong and composed of
full and heavie timber, and course and unpolished, and those of the United
Netherlands being usually much lighter of timber, and more neate and
polished. Which premises hee saith hee hath well observed, by the
experience of eighteen yeares Navigation and acquaintance with the
forme and fashion of shipps usuall and observed in the said respective
places and Countries. And further cannot depose./

To the second and third articles hee saith and deposeth, That hee this
deponent being upon his seafaring occasions at Lubeck in the yeare 1646.
and about the moneth of March in the said yeare did then and there
see observe and take notice that the ship the Sampson arlate, (whereof
the arlate Otto George was Master or Commander being then originally
there built and newly launched but not altogether completed; And saith the
said ship Sampson now in controversie was and is of the mould former
fashion and figure usually observed and practised at Lubeck and other
Ports of the East Countrey, Which hee knoweth by reason of his experience
in shipps as is predeposed, And for that this deponent since the building and
perfecting of the said ship hath been sewerall times aboard her both at Cadiz
in Spaine and in the river of Thames since the time that shee hath been
seized and brought into the said river by some of the shipps of this
Commonwealth, and by such his being aboard and frequent and diligent
observation of her forme and fashion well knoweth her to be as aforesaid
a Lubeck ship, and one and the same ship which this deponent saw at Lubeck
before shee was there perfected as aforesaid, And further saith That hee this deponent
in the said yeare 1646. comeing as a Passenger from Cadiz to hamburgh
in the ship Saint Lucar de Barrameda, whereof Otto George aforesaid was
then commander and arriving with the said ship at hamborough, the said
Otto George did in or about the moneth of December of the said yeare
1646. quit and
in the yeare 1646. quit and leave the said ship the Saint Lucar at hamborough, and went
for Lubeck expressely, (as hee the said Otto then declared to this examinate) to
buy the said ship the Sampson./ And further to theise articles hee saith
hee cannot depose.

To the fourth article of the said Allegation hee saith, That hee this deponent
for sewerall yeares together after the building of the said ship till the
time of her late seizure by the English, hath yeare by yeare observed and
taken notice of the said ship then trading in the parts of Spaine under the
Command and Conduct of the arlate Otto George then Master thereof
a Burgher and inhabitant of Lubeck and so commonly and generally reputed.
And saith that since the time of the building of the said ship the