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The 19th of Aprill 1659.

The Lord Protector against the shipp the}
Santa Maria taken by the ffairfax frigot and}
against Philip van hulten and others.}
Budd. Smith.}


Andreas Petersson of Wapping, but borne at Landts
Crone in denmarke, Shipwright aged 52 yeares or thereabouts
sworne and examined.

To the first article of the said allegation hee saith and deposeth that all the hides
cacoa, and West India wood and other goods taken and
seized in the shipp Santa Maria were taken aboard her and laded at Santa domingo
in the dominion of the king of Spaine by a Spaniard (whose name hee knoweth not)
who came principall marchant of the said shipp the said voyage from Amsterdam,
and were as hee beleeveth of the growth of the West Indies, where (namely in
such parts thereof as are under the said kings dominions) noe Hollander or other
than Spaniards are permitted to trade, the premisses touching the said lading
hee knoweth because hee being Carpenter of the said shipp was present thereat
And further cannot depose.

To the second article hee saith that the said shipp in her said outwards voyage
arived at Santa Cruse about a moneth or five weekes after Whitsentide (old stile)
and staid there (being a place alsoe in the said kings dominion) about two
monethes, and then proceeded thense for Santa domingo, and then the said Spaniard
that soe went in her from Amsterdam tooke upon him to be and became Comander
of her, and there were other Spaniards taken in at Santa Cruse to be officers of
her, whereof one went master, another the pilot, another boatswaine, another
boatswaines mate of the said vessell and others were alsoe taken in to be common
men to the number (officers and common men) in all of two and twenty, all
Spaniards and subiects of the said king: and for such commonly accounted
which hee knoweth being then and there in her. And further cannot depose.

To the third article hee saith that the said shipp arived afterwards at Santa domingo,
and saith shee bore noe flagg or armes at sea, but comming to Santa domingo
shee put out the Spanish flagg and tooke it sometimes and on Sundayes and
festivall dayes put it out againe, and that during her stay there which was
about eight monethes, the said Spaniards had as hee saith the sole command
of and in the said shipp, and continued the said command till the said shipps
retourne to Santa Cruse where the said Spaniards there before taken in were put ashore
againe, but the said Spaniard that came from Amsterdam continued still in her
as having still his command, only the dutch master John van lynen had
the oversighting of the steerage and care of the shipp under him, and in that
condition the said Spaniard continued till within tenn or twelve dayes of
the time of her seizure by the English,
before which time of her seizure, hee was gonne ashore at Gibraltar and retourned
not againe, but the said Spanish master that was taken in at Santa Cruse
was not there retourned ashore amongest the rest, but continued aboard to the
time of the said comming to Gibraltar of the said shipp. And further cannot depose.

To the fourth article hee saith the said shipp while shee soe remained
at Santa domingo the time aforesaid was calked, and such
persons as wrought in the said calking addressed themselves for their
payment to the said Spanish Captaine, who ordered their payment, and saith
that whilest the said shipp soe continued at Santa domingo the said Spanish Captaine
gave out publiquely and declared that the said shipp belonged to him and soe this deponent beleeveth did the goods, and
that in the said calking hee doth not intend or include the tallowing of the shipp,
for that hee saith was donne by the order of John van lynnen the dutch master, and
by him paid for. And further hee cannot depose not knowing the contents of any
of the shipps papers.