arived at Santa domingo as aforesaid, hee … arived at Santa domingo as aforesaid, hee saw the ''Mary'' there lye<br />
and saw her delivering out her said armes and amunition, her<br />
souldiers being landed before the ''Nicholas'' came in. And for the<br />
''Nicholas'' hee saith shee brought only her said twelve guns, and<br />
there tooke in other twelve that had bin belonging to the said<br />
two other shipps, And otherwise hee cannot depose
To the 16th hee saith hee was present and observed that there<br />
were not any papers or writings burnt torne or throwne over=<br />
board, but well knoweth that the shipps papers and writings<br />
came all to the hands of Captaine Adams and Company<br />
And further hee cannot depose.
To the 17th hee saith that the Castle of Santa domingo is a<br />
good distance from the place where the ''Nicholas'' came to an<br />
anchor, and many [XXXXes] betweane the castle and the said place<br />
soe that it was impossible as hee saith for any one from<br />
the Castle to discerne what was delivered out of the ''Nicholas''<br />
And otherwise hee cannot depose.
Upon the rest hee is not examined by direction of the producent
To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]
To the first hee saith hee knoweth none of the owners but the<br />
said Peter P[oulla] and hartie Johnson, and the said two brothers<br />
Clases Johnson and Barent Claeson, and saith the said Peter<br />
and hartie live in Amsterdam, and soe doe the said brothers for<br />
the most part, And hee answereth negatively for his part<br />
and otherwise hee cannot answer.
To the second hee saith hee was Carpenter of the said<br />
shipp at the time of the said seizure, and saith hee never knew<br />
her before hee met her as aforesaid at Cadiz, And otherwise<br />
hee referreth himself to his foregoeing deposition.
To the third negatively.
To the fourth negatively for his part, and otherwise hee cannot<br />
To the fifth hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition,<br />
and cannot otherwise answer, hee having never sailed in or<br />
with the ''Sun'' or ''Angell'' interrogated, nor ever seene them but at<br />
Amsterdam and in the Texel.
To the sixth hee cannot answer.
To the seaventh hee saith hee doth not know when the said<br />
Claes Johnson and Barent Claeson went from Santa domingo<br />
for Spaine before their said departure with the ''Nicholas'',<br />
for hee was not there. And otherwise hee referreth<br />
himselfe to his foregoeing deposition.
To the eighth hee saith hee well knew and saw the said<br />
shipp the ''Nicholas'' in the possession and custody of<br />
Vice Admirall da Ruitter at Cales, before the said brothers<br />
bought her, for hee saw the said Vice Admirall bring her in<br />
thither Admirall bring her in<br />