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arlate and there delivered to the ffactors and Agents of the sayd
Zollicoffers and Scrothering for their uses and hee saith that one hundred
and twenty chests of the sayd soape (which was as aforesayd laden for the Accompt
of the Zollicoffers aforesayd were consigned to be delivered to one Symon
Vroling who as hee hath heard is a dutch merchant and their factor of Agent at haverdegrace, and the
seaventy five chests for Accompt of the sayd Scrothering were consigned to be
delivered to John Van Campen and one Marke Peterson who as hee hath heard are hamburger
merchants and factors or Correspondents at haverdegrace for the sayd
Scrothering, And hee saith hee verily beleeveth the sayd Zollicoffers and
Scothering to bee the true and lawfull Owners and proprietors of the sayd
one hundred nynty five chests of soape, for that hee this deponent being
purser of the sayd shipp then did see the same laden aboard by their
sayd ffactors and sawe henry Zollicoffer one of the sayd ffactors come
aboard with the greatest parte of them and alsoe sawe many of the sayd chests of soape taken out of the sayd ffactors warehouses at Marselles and for that hee this deponent by direction of the sayd
Henry entred them in his pursers booke as laden for the Accompt and
adventure of the sayd Zollicoffers and Scrothering each particular parcell thereof
in manner aforesayd with the severall markes of each parcell and
to whome consigned to be delivered And further to these articles hee
cannot depose./

To the 5th hee saith that hee hath credibly heard at Hamburgh and Marselles that the Zollicoffers arlate are of Saint Gallo arlate
and subieects of the Protestant Cantons of Switzerland, and knoweth
the arlate John Scrothering is a Senator of the Cittie of hamborough, and
saith they are all (as hee beleeveth) in amity with this Commonwealth
And he alsoe saith hee well knoweth for that hee was then purser and
aboard the Switzer that shee was seized in the Streights by the ffleete
of the arlate Generall Blake then in service of this Commonwealth, as shee
was in her Course for haverdegrace, And well knoweth the sayd 195 chests
of soape belonging to the sayd Zollicoffers and Scrothering, and much
other goods belonging to other persons were then aboard the sayd shipp
when shee was seized and came to the hands of the sayd seizors And
further to this article hee cannot depose

To the 6th hee saith the sayd Henerall Blakes ffleete seized the sayd
Switzer and her sayd ladeing on or about the 22th day of Aprill last
old style as shee was in her course to haverdegrace arlate And having soe seized
her the sayd ffleete carried her out of her course to Algeirs, and stayed her
at Gibraltar and alsoe at Cadiz by reason whereof shee came not to the
Port of London soe soone as shee might have done by the space of two moneths
this hee knoweth being Purser and aboard at her seuzure and continueing aboard till her comming
to London