Roberts v. Cargo Ship Ajax

Roberts v. Cargo Ship Ajax

Lower Court

  • Monroe County


  • 1836


  • 476


  • 865


At night, when the Sudow sailed for Key West, when she arrived on the sixteenth. That on the morning of the sixteenth, is being calmer. The Splendid again hauled along side the wreck, & by nine o'clock finished taking her deck load, where she was dropped off, & the Schooner Hester Ann was hauled along side & loaded her & hauled her off by sun down, where the sloop Mount Vernon was hauled along side & the actors continued loading her till twelve o'clock at night, where it commenced blowing so hard that she was hauled off for safety That all hands continued laboring in the hold of the ship recovering merchandise from the water till three o'clock in the morning. That at day light the Schooner was again hauled along side & was loaded by ten o'clock A.M. That the Splendid, Hester Ann and the Mount Vernon received the storage passengers & crew of the ship being about fifty in all & their baggage, and arrived in Key West on the morning of the sixteenth instant, The libellants say that they could have saved & brought to this part a much greater amount of property, but from reserving accommodations & room for the passengers & crew of the ship. That thus actively libellants actively engaged with forty three men of their own men aided by others belonging to the ship, whom they hired for the purpose from the evening of the fourteenth to the evening of the Eighteenth in saving property from total destruction. Therefore they pray the aid of this Honorable Court in the premises with the accustomary process of attachment & [?] against the cargo of