discharged: Wherefore this respondent humbly prays that this Libel of the said Outerbridge be dismissed & be discharged, with the Costs and charge in this behalf sustained.
Nuttall & Sherman
Proctor for Respondent
The following depositions were filed by consent of Parties to be read as evidence in the cause.
Testimony of William A. Slocum taken at Tallahassee this 17[th] day of September A.D. 1820 by consent of Counsel and to be read as evidence on the trial of the above cause depending on the Admiralty side of the Superior Court of the Middle District of Florida William A. Slocum being Sworn, faith, That he was a passenger on board the schooner Billow from the Port of Matanzas to the Port of St. Marks, that Outerbridge acted in the Capacity of Chief mate during the aforesaid voyage. That said Outerbridge was attentive to his duties, regularly took the sun and navigated the vessel that he was faithful in the discharge of his duties aforesaid and was sober, active man that despondent left Matanzas on or about the 21st first of May, and arrived at St. Marks on or about the first of June, and during the whole voyage despondent never heard a word of complaint uttered against the said Outerbridge by Buell the master that despondent left the vessel the day she arrived at St. Marks.
Cross examined Deponent says that Outerbridge was as good and faithful office as he ever knew, and would not hesitate to employ him in this capacity
Let. Thompson Proctor for Libellants
Chief Proctor for defendants