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The 27th of January 1658

The claime of Stephen ?Pallavicio
of Genoa for sixe barrs of silver
in the Saint Laurence Peter BoughXXXXX
Master taken by the Coventry frigot

Examined upon the allegation and
XXX on the behalfe of the said claime


Peter Vandeput of London Merchant
aged 47 yeares of therabouts sworne and

To the first and second articles of the said Allegation hee saith hee hath
corresponded with the producent Stephen Pallavicino in the wayes of
Merchandize, and saith hee was and is comonly reputed a native
subject, and Inhabitant of the State of Genoa, and saith hee beleeveth
him to bee, having bin credibly informed that hee is a patrician
of the City and State of Genoa, and this deponent hath often
received Letters from the said producent dated at Genoa, as the
place of his Dwelling, and hath accordingly directed his Letters to
him there, and further hee doth not depose

To the 3d hee saith that by the Dealings and Correspondence
which this Deponent hath for diverse yeeres had, and hath with the said producent XX XXXX XXX of XXXXX hee
verily beleeveth him to be a merchant of great dealing worth
and Quality and saith hee hath and doth drive a trade and
Commerce from the Canaryes and the dominions of the King of
Spaine in, and with silver by his ffactors there resident, and
that before the bringing of the silver in question to this port
this deponent hath received to the vallue of betwixt twelve and
thirteene hundred pounds for the said products account from the Canaryes, the
same being Consigned unto him this deponent and further hee deposeth

To the 4th 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 Genoeses, and alsoe from
the said Palavacino himselfe, whereby they desired this Deponent to
advise them whether they might not safely send silver or Bullion
to London. and without danger Consigne the same to this
deponent or to the same effect. And this deponent thinking. (besides
the furtherance of Trade and Comerce) that hee should doe good
service to this Comonwealth, did thereupon write to, and
encourage them to send silver thither, And for further incouragement
of the said prodXXX this deponent caused the Act of Parliament made for
importation of Bullion, to be Translated into Spanish and ?sent
the same to him and them, and hee referreth himselfe to the said Act of
Parliament for Importation of silver. And further hee doth not depose

To the 5th 6th and 7th articles and the Letter of Advise, and Invoice XXX
the said 6th article mentioned, Nowe shewed unto him, hee saith and XXXX
deposeth that in or about the monethes of July or August last past
this deponent received advise from the said producents ffactor
Don Luis Perez de Vittoria that hee had laded at Santa Cruz del OzXXXXX
(being a port in the Island of Tenereife on of the Canary Islands) ?about
the said ship the Saint Laurence whereof Petr Bonningysent is Master for the
Account of the said Stephen Palavasino, two barrs of silver, and