The Captain asked witnesses if he would protect a damned rascal? Witnesses told him he did not like to see any man starve to death. The Captain then sent his boat and carried the mate to the Light house about two miles from Spragues Point. Witness says that Mr. Sprague a pilot had a house and lived at Spragues Point tho he was absent that day. Witness says that there are fisherman & other Boats usually passing up & down the Bay almost every day in the year, tho he does not think any passed that day before the mate was taken of the Island as above
Sworn to in Open Court: Benjamin Ivy
15[th] April 1831 Jas S. Linn clk
James Maurice Sworn, faith that he saw the mate Outerbridge set on shore in the morning as stated by the Witness Ivy & landed at the Light in the afternoon of the same.
Sworn to in Open Court 15[th] April 1831 Jas S. Linn clk
The above testimony taken to be read in the case above mentioned, it is agreed by counsel for both parties that it may be read as evidence in the above case.
Tho. M. Bradford Proctor for Libellant
Will[?] B. Nutall Proctor for Defendant
And now at this day to wit On the day and year first herein mentioned to wit: At a Superior Court held for the Middle District of Florida at the City of Tallahassee on Wednesday the 20[th] day of April in the year A.D. 1831. The following decree was pronounced.
And now on this 20[th] day of April one thousand eight