Approved this October 10. 1838
D.B. Wood, R. Myers, James H. Iverson, H & D. Cotheal, J. Lovett by their agent J.E. Seaman, J.E. Seaman, and J.C. Boote.
The United States of America District of Apalachicola, to the Marshall of said District , Greeting: Where as John E. seamsn, master and part owner of the Schooner Orleans and agent of D.B. Wood, Robert Myers, James H. Iverson, H & D. Cotheal, and J. Lovett other part owners thereof has exhibited his libel, or complaint, in the district court of the United States for the District aforesaid, sitting as a Court of Admiralty for trial of causes of Admiralty and maritime jurisdiction, statin, alleging and propounding that on the morning of the twenty fifth day of September 1838, while the said Schooner Orleans of the further of sixty one [?] or thereabouts, was laying at Anchor in the Bay of Apalachicola in the said District, undergoing repairs and with a crew of five men, exclusive of the said master, he the said John E. Seaman, Master as aforesaid and Libellant, was informed by A.H. Sevens Master, that the Schooner Forester, with a heavy cargo bound to New Orleans via Mobile and Apalachicola, was then laying outside the bar in great distress and like to become a total wreck: And the said A.H. Stevens master, as aforesaid, requested Libellant with the said Schooner Orleans to render such assistance as was necessary to save the repel and cargo- That Afterwards