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To the second hee saith that hee was constituted Master of the said shipp
at Amsterdam upon the said buying of her by the said owners there
who bought her as aforesaid of Jacob van Eust of Amsterdam, (who to that
time was master of her and had sailed her to Guinney in service of Marchants
of Amsterdam) and of the said van Eust his brother alsoe of Amsterdam,
And otherwise negatively.

To the third hee saith hee is a native of Groningen in ffreezeland, and
liveth in Amsterdam and soe hath donne the most part of his time;
and is a subiect of the States of the United Netherlands, and otherwise
hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition.

To the fourth hee saith the said shipp went directly from Amsterdam to
Tobago without touching at any other port or coast by the way, thense
to the wild coast, thense to Santa Cruse, and thense to the place where
shee was seized as shee was in her course for Amsterdam, And to the
rest hee answereth negatively.

To the fifth hee saith there were about an hundred potizo's of oile
three pipes of Spanish wine, three pipes of brandewine, but
the quantitities or numbers of hats, knives or other commoditiies
hee remembreth not, and that shee was not above a fifth part laden
and the rest made up with ballast, shee being intended besides the
goods shee should get upon truck or the said exported commodities, to
get freight at the said Islands, but comming thether could not finde
any. And saith hee cannot estimate the valew of the said outwards goods.

To the sixth hee saith hee weighed and saw the weighing of the
foresaid tobaccoe soe taken in at the wild coast, and that it was
not marked, there being noe other, but a little for some of his
company, only there were some peeces of wood fastened to the rolls
on which were set the weights of the rolls, and hee remembreth not
whether the reste was marked or not, but upon some of the barrells
there were markes made with wick thus [MARKE] having some an 8. and
some a B added thereto, And otherwise hee cannot answer saving as aforesaid.

To the seaventh hee saith hee never knew the said Augustin Rossetti till
such his meetimg him this voyage at Santa Cruse, where hee lodged as
a merchant stranger, And otherwise hee cannot answer.

To the eighth hee answereth negatively to all.

To the 9th hee saith hee had license of the west India Company
in holland to goe to the Caribbe Islands, as the manner is for all
shipps to doe this saile from the United Netherlands, to these part
Islands, but for the wilde coast hee had not nor needed any particular
license, hee goeing thether upon his failing of trade at Tobago.

To the tenth negatively, saying hee had hath noe other manner of
[XXXX] for his freight than the schedule predeposed.

To the last hee saith hee knoweth not of any partners than the said
Scut and da Patter in the ownershipp of the said vessell, and beleeveth
that they have none, but are themselves sole owners of her.
And otherwise hee cannot answer saving his foregoeing deposition.

Claus Willem[?ss] [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]

Repeated with his preconteste before doctor Godolphin.