Robert D. Outbridge v. Schooner Billow

Robert D. Outbridge v. Schooner Billow

Lower Court

  • Leon County


  • 1832


  • 473


  • 866


Benjamin Ivy Sworn said that he was on board the Schooner Billow sometime the last of May or the first of June last two or three days after his arrival & then at anchor in the Bay of St. Marks, and that Captain Buell came on board said vessel about sunrise in the morning & before the mate Mr. Outerbridge had come on deck; that soon after the said Outerbridge; came up out of the hold of the vessel where he had slept, & commenced smoking a pipe standing by the mast of the vessel & where he was so standing Cap. Buell went up to the mate Outerbridge & pulled the pipe out of his mouth and giving a shove, told him to leave the vessel and get into the Boat to go to shore said Outerbridge then asked Captain Buell what he had done that he must go to shore to which question the Captain replied "Damn you have done enough, Outerbridge rejoiced if I done anything to be discharged for I am willing to do so. The Captain told him to get into the boat and say no more. The mate told him if he had to go that he wanted his money & his things & the told him that they were safe. The mate then got into the Boat & one of the sailors put his trunk in after him, and he was then set on shore at Spragues Point about a mile & a half or two miles from the vessel; after the mate was put on shore he hoisted a signal of distress for someone to come to him. The Boat returned to the vessel after landing the mate and his trunks as aforesaid. In the evening after dinner witness was on board the Billow, asked Captain Buell if he was going to let the mate return upon the Island & perish, to which he replied he did not know, witness told the captain if he did not send and take him off that he (the witness) would