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realtion of Credible persons hath been informed and is assured. And
further to this Article hee cannot depose/

To the 6th hee saith, That hee this deponent well knoweth the allate
Peter Elleson a Broaker and Innekeeper, at the goulden Posthorne upon
the Seadike at Amsterdam, when this deponent last saw him, and saith this
deponent first came acquainted with him in the yeare 1650. last past, being at
Amsterdam, and saw him last there in the yeare 1651. And saith That
then the said Peter Eleson was as aforesaid a Broaker who was then
employed by hamborough and Lubeck skippers about procuring provisions
for their shipps, and other small employments and errands, And saith
That within that time the said Peter Eleson was not at all accompted
any part Owner of the said shipp the Sampson, nor beleeveth or ever
heard that the said Otto George ever made any accompt to or with
him in or under that Notion. And further saving his foregoeing and subsequent
depositions hee saith hee cannot depose, saving that the said Otto George
when hee was at Amsterdam did use to lye at the said Elesons house
and sometimes, as hee beleeveth and hath heard, was employed by him
about his occasions there./

To the 7th hee saith, That this deponent (as is by him predeposed) did first
see the said shipp the Sampson at Cadiz in Spaine in the yeare 1647
arlate, under the Conduct of the said Otto George, and saith that shee
was then a very new built shipp, and had not, (as this deponent then
understood by the said Otto George Vincent Van Campen and severall
other persons of good Creditt and qualitie) made any other Voyage
from Lubeck, saveing that, which was, as they affirmed and thisdeponent
is fully assured, the first Voyage that ever shee made
And further hee cannot depose./

To the 8th hee saith, That for and during all the time, which the said
shipp the Sampson remained at and neere Cadiz in the yeare 1652.
arlate, and for all the time of this deponents knowledge of her before
and since, shee was never reputed amongst Merchants or Mariners that
knew her to belong to Amsterdam or to have any of her Owners
there inhabiting or residing, or to be bound thither with the ladeing
shee there tooke in upon the Voyage in question wherein shee was
surprized and taken by the English, nor was there, as hee saith
any report at all at Cadiz, so farr as this deponent ever heard or
beleeveth, That the said shipp did belong or was bound for
Amsterdam with her lading, The premisses hee deposeth, for that
thsi deponent saw the said shipp Sampson at Cadiz for about 4
moneths togeather in the yeare 1652. and was constantly [?XXX GUTTER]
and upon all emergent occasions severall times in Companie with