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The 26th of [TORN PAGE]

The claime of Peter Maria and Cesar}
Gentilis Merchants of Genoa for silver}
take in the Saint Laurence Peter}
Bennewijsent Master. Budd}

Examined upon the allegation on the
behalfe of the said claimers.


Peter Vandeput of London
Merchant aged 47 yeeres or
thereabouts sworne and

To the first and second articles hee saith hee hath correspondence with the
producents Peter Maria and Caser Gentilis in the
way of Marchandize, and saith they were and are commonly
reputed Natives and subiects and Inhabitants of the State of Genoa, and
such hee beleeveth to be, having bin credibly informed
that they are Patritij of the citie and State of Genoa. And
further hee deposeth not, saving this deponent hath often received
letteres from the said producents dated at Genoa as the place of
their dwelling, and hath accordingly directed his letters to them there.

To the third hee saith that by the dealings and correspondence which
this deponent hath had and hath with the said producents, hee
verily beleeveth them to be Merchants of great dealing, worth
and qualitie, and saith they have and doe drive a trade and commerce from the
Canaries and dominions of the king of
Spaine in and with silver by their factors there resident, and
that before the bringing of the silver in question to this port, this deponent
by other shipps received to the valew of two thousand seaven
hundred pounds sterling and upwards for their account from the
Canaries, and to the valew of fowre thousand five pounds
sterling for their accounts since the seizure of the silver in question
(besides the said silver in question) the same being consigned unto
him, And further hee deposeth not

To the fourth article hee saith that before the lading of the silver
in question namely about two yeeres since and severall other times this
deponent received letters from severall Genoveses, where by they
desired to be by him advised whether they might not safely
send silver or Bullion to London and without danger consigne
the same to him, or to the same effect, and that this deponent
deeming (besides the furtherance of commerce) that hee should
doe good service to the Commonwealth, did thereupon write
to and encourage them to send silver, and for their further
encouragement therein this deponent caused the Act of Parliament made for import
of bullion, to be translated into Spanish and sent the same unto them
and hee referreth himselfe to the said Act of Parliament for importation of silver, And
further hee doth not depose