Robert D. Outbridge v. Schooner Billow

Robert D. Outbridge v. Schooner Billow

Lower Court

  • Leon County


  • 1832


  • 473


  • 866


Owner of the Schooner Billow to the Libel of Robert Outerbridge respectfully showith That this Respondent saving and receiving to himself all manner of advantage to the many uncertainties and insufficiencies in the Libellants said Libel contained, for answer, thereto says that the Libellant was not on board his vessel the Schooner Billow longer than eight or ten days, during the voyage of said Schooner Billow from the Port of Matanzas in the Island of Cuba to the Port or harbor of St. Marks, mentioned in Libellants Libel, that on the arrival of said vessel at the harbor of St. Marks or shortly afterwards the said Libellant wholly neglected & refused to discharge his duty as first mate of said vessel, wherefore the said respondent was compelled for the safety of his vessel & cargo to remove the said Libellant from the station of first mate as he legally might do under the circumstances of the case, and appoint another officer in his place. And this respondent further showith that the conduct of the Libellant both before and after his removal from the station of first mate of said vessel was obstinate, refractory, unreasonable and mutinous and presented so evil an example to the crew of said vessel, & threatened so great detriment both to the interest of this respondent & the safety of his vessel and Cargo that he was completed to discharge him. And this respondent further stated that the said Libellant forfeited by his improper conduct, & the great damage sustained by this respondent in consequence thereof, all claim whatever to wages under the contract of shipment or otherwise. And this respondent further avows that the Libellant left, or was necessarily discharged from said vessel before he had arrived at any Port of delivery & before any part of her cargo had been