Thus were your libellants actively engaged with 43 men of their own numbers aided by others belonging to the ship whom they hired for the purpose, from, the mourning of the 14[th] to the evening of the 18[th] in saving property from total destruction.
They pray the aid of this Hon Court in the premises with the accustomary process of attachment and monitors against the cargo of said ship & that by a decree of your Honor the goods saved and brought to this port by the libellants be sold & from the proceeds of such sale, as also from the sale of such damaged goods as have already been sold, a reasonable and proper salvage be decreed to them, & will ever pray [?]
William H. Bethel
W. C. Greene
A Gordon Prosecutor
Sworn to before me by Robert Bethel Greene & Packer, this 19 November 1836
Alder A.M. Jackson Clerk
Whereupon one said Judge made the following order to wit: