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of shipps built about the time by him predeposed in the Eastlands
from the fashion of the shipps of the United Neatherlands, And for that
the said Otto George in the yeare 1646. and towards the end of that yeare
being arrived from Spaine with a flute shipp of hamburgh, and being there
severall times in Companie with this deponent did in the presence of severall persons
declare that his intention was to goe from hamburgh to Lubeck expressely for
and about the buying of a great shipp there laetely built (being the Sampson
in question) as accordingly hee did, and in the yeare 1647. next ensueing
this deponent being at Cadiz in Spaine, did then and there see the said
shipp the Sampson there under the Conduct of the said Otto George, who
declared to this deponent and Vincent van Campen one of her Owners then
and now there residing , and severall others, that the said shipp was the
self same so built and bought at Lubeck as aforesaid, And for that this
deponent many severall times hath seene and well observed the said shipp in
Spaine, and in her last passage thence and since her seizure and remaining
in the River of Thames. And further saving his subsequent depositions hee
cannot depose./

To the 4th hee saith, That the said shipp the Sampson ever since her
originall building and comeing upon her first Voyage to Cadiz in Spaine
hath allwaies been accompted to belong to the said Port of Lubeck, being
from that time till the time of her seizure in the Voyage in question by
the English, continually under the care Commaund and Conduct of the
said Otto George, who was for severall yeares before his death a Citizen
of Lubeck, and had his wife and family there till and at the time of his
death, And for such the said Otto was commonly and generally reputed
and taken, And saith this deponent never heard nor doeth hee in
Conscience beleeve that the said shipp Sampson did ever from her
said Originall building belong to Amsterdam, or any other Port or place in
obedience to the States of the United Netherlands, nor that shee had
any of her Owners there rediding. The premisses hee deposeth, having
observed the said shipp Sampson severall times in Spaine since hee first saw
her there, and having in that time had much conversation with the said Otto George and with Vincent
Van Campen and others of her Owners residing in Spaine, whereby this deponent
hath been and is fully confirmed in and assured of the trueth of the premisses
And further hee cannot depose./

To the 5th hee saith, That the arlate Otto George about a yeare since
being sick and weake departed from London in the shipp the Neptune of
hamborough (Martin holst Master) for hamborough, and from thence
went to Lubeck, where not long after his arrivall hee departed this life
and was there buried as a Burgher of Lubeck aforesaid, as this
deponent both by letters from hamborough and other places, and by the