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every day see and was often aboard her the shipp Sampson arlate then also lying
or rideing in the roade of Cadiz under the Command of the said Otto
George, and receiving in her ladeing, And saith That during the time of
such this deponents aboad there, the constant and common report and fame
there was that the said shipp the Sampson with her then ladeing since
surprized and seized by the English was really and absolutely designed to
saile from thence to dunquirke or Ostend in fflanders
and not to any Port or place in obedience to the States of the United
Netherlands. And further hee cannot to this article depose./:

To the 9th hee saith, That the arlate Peter Eleson was and is a person of
a meane and low rank and condition, and commonly and generally is
reputed and taken, and for a person very much indebted and insolvent to his
Creditors the said Peter Eleson is publiquely esteemed at Amsterdam, and
is in common estimation a person of a qualitie very incapable to be a part Owner in a
shipp of so great importance as the Sampson is, whose Owners are generally
esteemed to be Merchants and persons of very good ranke and estates,
and such as are seldome or never observed to admitt any such inconsiderable
persons as the said Eleson is to be Copartners with them in shipps, neither
doeth this deponent in Conscience beleeve that the said Eleson ever had any part
or interest in the said shipp Sampson. And further hee cannot depose./

To the 10th hee saith hee knoweth nothing thereof./

To the 11th hee saith, That hee this deponent in or about the beginning of the
moneth of October 1652. last past departed with his Vessell or frigat thew
White Swan of hamborough aforesaid from the roade of Cadiz, then leaving
behind him in the said roade the shipps the Sampson Salvadore and Saint
George arlate takeing in their respective ladings, And saith That at the
time of such this deponents departure thence, the publique fame and report then
and there was that the said three shipps with ther severall ladeings were
in a short time to depart from thence in company togeather towards
Ostend or dunquirke in fflanders, and this deponent not long after did credibly
heare that the said three shipps about 8. daies after this deponents said departure
did accordingly saile from thence in Companie towards the Ports aforesaid
and were not long after in the English Channell surprized and taken by
some shipps of this Commonwealth, the said three shipps as this deponent
hath been credibly informed then standing in their direct Course for Ostend
or dunquirke. And further hee cannot depose./

To the 12th hee saith, That the arlate shipp the Mercurius
of hamborough (whereof the arlate hans Yonger was Master did in or about the
beginning of the moneth of September 1652 arlate being a full moneth and upwards before the said Shipps
Sampson Salvadore and Saint George departed thence, sett saile from Cadiz
this deponent then being with his shipp as aforesaid in the roade of Cadiz and
seeing and observing such the departure of the said shipp Mercurius, and
(the stay