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her said Master and Mariner both on board her and ashoare at Cadiz, where
this deponent never heard or observed any report or rumour contrarie to that
which hee hath to this article predeposed And further hee cannot depose

To the 9th hee saith, That the arlate Peter Eleson was and is a person
of low and meane quality and condition, and commonly esteemed a person
much indebted, for one of his meane ranke, and very hardlye able to subsist,
And saith this deponent in all the experience hee hath had in his life time
hath never heard or knowne, That a person of such meane condition as the
said Eleson was and is generally accompted, was or could bee Owner in
and during such his condition of so great and considerable a shipp as the
Sampson is, being a shipp of the burthen of about 500. Tonnes, and
which since this deponents knowledge of her hath used a very great trade
in Spaine and the Straights and elswhere, and saith That the said Vincent
van Campen, ffrederick Bevia, and John de Windt Merchants of
principall worth and qualitie at Cadiz, and othrs of great qualitie at
Sevill, (who are each of them severallty esteemed capable to be Owners
of such a shipp as the Sampson and to freight her upon their owne
particular accompt.) doe not use to admitt Broakers or Inne keepers or
or (sic) any meane persons into paartnershipp with them. The premisses hee deposeth
having good knowledge of the said Peter Eleson and of the estimate
which hee generally is observed to live in at Amsterdam, and well
knoweth the persons and qualities of the aforementioned Owners and their
esteeme amongst Merchants and Mariners frequenting Spaine, and knowing
by long experience, what kind of persons are usually Owners and partners
in such shipps as the Sampson is. And further cannot depose./

To the 10th hee saith, hee this deponent did never observe or heare
any Trumpeter the said Otto George had aboard or belonging to his
said shipp Sampson during the Voyage in question, nor did this deponent
ever heare the said Otto George or any other credible person say or
acknowledge any Trumpeter by him entertained for the said shipp during
the said Voyage, or since the said shipps seizure, Neither doeth this
deponent beleeve any such thing. And further cannot depose./

To the 11. hee saith, That the said shipp the Sampson in Companie
with the shipps the Salvador and Saint George arlate sett saile
and departed from Cadiz about the 10th 11. or 12th day of October
1652. (old style) as this deponent now remembreth, and continued in their
passage togeather till they came into the English Channell, where
they were seized, about 18. or 20. daies, and at the time of such
their seizure stood in their right and direct Course for