Trial of the Master and Supercargo of the Merchant Ship Chesterfield; Charged ... with Treasonable Correspondence with the Enemies of Great Britain ...

Trial of the Master and Supercargo of the Merchant Ship Chesterfield; Charged ... with Treasonable Correspondence with the Enemies of Great Britain ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1802 edition. Excerpt: ...into the Vice-Admiralty Court. You have deposed, that certain Papers brought into this Court, and prodnced to you, were the same Papers as those delivered you by Lieutenant Pascoe, as having been taken out of the Spanish Sloop; do you mean that those Papers to which you have deposed were all the Papers so delivered to you by Lieutenant Pascoe, or what is become of the remainder?, All the Papers delivered me by Lieutenant Pascoe, as taken out of the Spanish Lighter, were by me given to Mr. Rowles, in order to be brought into the Vice-Admiralty Court, and they never were in any other Persons Possession, excepting Sir Roger Curtis and Mr. Rowles, and they were not longer in the Commander in Chiefs Possession than Half an Hour, and I believe I was in the Room all the Time, and were Yesterday all on this Table. Do Do you recollect a Bureau said to belong to Mr. Mortlock, having been brought on board the Diomede, after her Arrival in Table Bay--Yes, on the same Day that it was brought on board, I, in company with several Officers of the Diomede, and Mr. Brooks, went on board the Chesterfield, examined the Seal on the State Room Door, which was entire broke the. Seal, opened the Door, and found the Bureau likewise sealed up, and gave the Key to Brooks, who opened the Bureau, and took out of it one Paper Book, which I took, and kept in my Possession, until it was delivered into the Vice-Admiralty Court, and the Papers, in the Bureau, appeared to me to be in the same State, when I afterwards opened the Bureau on board the Diomede; the Keys were, from the Day I opened it in the Chesterfield, in my Possession. Did you seal up the Bureau again, after having taken out that Book? No. Relate to the Court what afterwards became of that Bureau, between...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236569865
  • 9781236569868