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The 28th of September 1657.

The claime of Egbert Scutt, John da Potter}
and Company of Amsterdam for the shipp the}
morning starr (Claus Willms Master) and goods}
and for freight. Suckly. Budd.}

Exámined upon an allegation
given in on the behalfe of the
said claimers.

Rp. 1us

John Peterson of Amsterdám Marriner
Stiersman of the shipp the Morning starr, aged
27 yeeres or thereabouts sworne and exámined

To the first and second árticles hee saith hee well knoweth the shipp the Morning
Starr arlate and hath soe donne for theise seaventeene monethes last
or thereabouts during which space hee hath served as Stiersman in her,
and knoweth the producent Egbert Scutt who with his company are
commonly accounted owners of the said shipp and of her tackle and furniture.
And saith that in the moneth of May 1656 the said Egbert Scutt and
company set out the said shipp from Amsterdam under conduct of
Claus Williams her Master upon a trading Voyage for the
Western Islands, laden with oile, Spanish wine, hatts, knives
aqua vita and severall other commodities to be bartered and trucked
away for tobaccoe and other goods such as hee the said master (being
appointed factor, or sub-marchant in that behalfe) could meete with and
might be most advantagious for his said imployers, owners of the said
shipp, and to retourne therewith for holland for their áccount, All
which hee knoweth being at Amsterdam shipped stiersman of the
said shipp and acquainted with the designe of the voyage.

To the third árticles hee saith and deposeth that the said master
and company departing from Amsterdam arived in or about
July last with a twelvemoneth (to his best remembrance of the
time) at that Island of Tobago saith the said shipp and outwards
ladinge, and went thense to the wilde coast of the West Indies
where they did barter away severall parcells of the said outwards lading, and
therewith bought and acquired upwards of eight thousand weight
of tobaccoe (as hee estimateth the quantitie) contained in seaven ánd thirtie greate rolls and
severall small rolls of tobaccoe, six greate barreles, and tenn
small barells of tobaccoe and one caske of tobaccoe, all which
were laden aboard the said shipp at or neere the Wilde coast of
the West Indies to be transported for holland for the account of
the said owners, And further
that there were on the said coast gotten upon truck and laden
aboard her by and for account of the shipps company about
thirteene hundred weight of the foresaid roll sort of tobaccoe
in barrells and rolls; and one hide and a halfe. And that all
the tobaccoes in the said shipp were for the account aforesaid, saving
eighteene Potaccose which were afterwards taken in at the Canaries
for account of Augustin Rosetti a Genoese, which hee saith are
varinas tobaccoes, all which hee knoweth being stiersmann of the
said shipp and seeing the premisses soe donne, And otherwise hee
cannot depose