John E. Seamen et. al v. Schooner Forester and Cargo

John E. Seamen et. al v. Schooner Forester and Cargo

Lower Court

  • Franklin County


  • 1839


  • 476


  • 865


men, he employed afterwards the crew of the Forester consisting of four men and also three men from the Island- Captain Seaman was engaged about seventeen days before the Forester was gotten off and brought to the wharf at Apalachicola, they were four or five days afterwards engaged in discharging the cargo of the Forrester and in unbending her sails- has received no pay for his services, makes no charge and leaves it to Captain Seaman to pay him what is right; Seamen engaged in a labor of that dangerous character should receive five dollars per day.

Cross-examined- The men were all engaged from the day the vessel went ashore till she was laid up as above stated he is not aware of any injury the Forester sustained on the reef she did not leak any of consequences. R.P. Herring

Edward Hines a witness for libellants being sworn says- that the facts stated in the above deposition of R.P. Herring are substantially true to the best of his knowledge and belief.

Edward Hines X (his mark)

J. Peter W. Gautier W. appointed Commissioner to take testimony in the case of Seaman and others Libellants vs. Schooner Forester and Cargo, do hereby certify that the preceding nine pages contain the evidence of the several witnesses who were duly sworn in said case.

Peter W. Gautier, Commissioner

November 30[th], 1838

Franklin Superior Court in Admiralty

And now in vacation comes the Libellants and pray an appeal from the decision of the Court in this case.

Semmes and Davis, Proctors for Libellants