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The 4th of November 1654. [CENTRE HEADING]

The Lord Protector against the Golden Tree}
Simon Peterson master.}



Simon Peterson of Amsterdam Mariner
master of the said shipp the Golden Tree
aged 35 yeares or thereabouts sworne
before the right worshipfull the Judges of the
high Court of the Admiraltie and
examined upon certaine Interrogatories.

To the first second, third, fourth and fifth Interrogatories hee saith and deposeth
that the said shipp the Golden Tree belongeth to the port of Amsterdam
and that Jaques Lewes, daniel Baldes, John Schadelock, Isaac Baldes,
Nicholas Boyart, Cornelius , John and Simon Eschevin, Abraham
English, William vande Grave and others of Amsterdam and others of Serdam
all dutchmen and subiects of the States of the United Netherlands
were and are the sole owners of the said shipp and constituted this
deponent master of her, and that noe ffrenchman or subiect of the
ffrench kinge had or hath any share therein. And saith shee was
at the time of her seizure laden with salt, which was laden at Bruage
in ffrance by one Mr Avis a ffrenchman, for accompt of
a ffrench companie called the Grand partie, subiects of the kinge
of ffrance, who farme the trade of salt there from their said kinge.
And was for their accompt to be carried and delivered at haver
de Grace, whether the said shipp was going therewith when shee was
seized; and had a Charter partie, and cocket aboard her and his
seabrief, which are yet aboard, saving the Cardinalls let passe
or brief, which hee saith the Captaine hath who made the
seizure, And saith the factor for the Grand Partie at haver
de Grace was to pay the freight for the said salt after 35 gilders per last, and that the lading consisted of 144 lasts of salt, which factor was
named Gillard, and saith hee signed three Charterparties of one tenor for the said
salt for haver de Grace, one whereof hee left at Bruage to be sent
overland and one hee brought with him and hee had one (which is not signed) for Amsterdam
which is yet aboard, and all his other papers saving the said Cardinalls
brief and one Charter partie. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the sixth hee saith that hee had noe peeces of ordnance aboard
nor other amunition saving 7 muskets and a small peece or two, and that there were belonging
to the said shippp 3 cables and more then halfe a one, three greate
anchors and a warp anchor, but noe money or Jewells saving 30
or 40 gilders in money which belongeth to the owners aforesaid of the
said shipp. And otherwise cannot answer.

To the 7th hee saith hee had provisions for his companyes foode
for above 2 monethes, and had none but the shipps provisions./

To the eighth, 9 and 10th hee saith hee came first aboard the said
shipp at Serdam about three yeares since, and otherwise saving his
foregoeing deposition hee cannot depose.

To the 11 and 12th negatively.

To the 13th hee saith his Stiersman kept a note of the salt as it
came aboard, And otherwise hee cannot answer saving as aforesaid.

To the last and his examination therein mentioned taken aboard
dated 19 September 1654, hee saith the contents of the said examination
are true (only his shipp is not above 110 lasts burthen),
and that the same is subscribed by this deponent, And otherwise
hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition.

Symon Pieters [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]