A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 10 eBook

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or misbehaviours among the officers and men, which may tend to the disturbance of good order and government on board, either the men or persons may appeal to the captain to have a hearing by a council, or the captain shall call a council to have the matter heard and decided, and may prefer or displace any man according to desert.  All decisions and judgments of the council shall be finally determined by the majority of voices; and in case of an equality, Captain Dover is to have a double voice as president, and we do accordingly order and appoint him president of the council.  All matters transacted in this council shall be registered in a book by the clerk appointed for that purpose.”

It was agreed between the owners and those employed in this voyage, that all prizes were to be divided after the following rule.  Two-third parts of the clear profits were to belong to the owners, and one-third to the officers, seamen, and landsmen, which last was to be distributed according to the following proportions.

If wholly on Shares. If part on Shares, and
part on Wages
A captain, Shares 24
Second captain, 20 Wages. Shares
First lieutenant, 16 L3 8
Second lieutenant, 10 2 10 5
Third lieutenant, 8 2 4
Master, 10 2 10 5
First mate, 6 2 3
Second mate, 4 1 15 2-1/2
Surgeon, 10 2 10 5
Surgeon’s mate, 6 1 10 3
Owner’s agent, 10 2 10 5
Pilot, 8 2 10 4
Carpenter, 6 2 3
Carpenter’s mate, 4 1 10 2
Boatswain, 6 2 3
Boatswain’s mate, 4 1 10 2
Gunner, 6 2 3
Gunner’s mate, 3-1/2 1 10 1-3/4
Cooper, 5 1 10 2-1/2
Cooper’s mate, 3-1/2 1 5 1-3/4
Midshipman, 4 1 10 2
Shares. Wages. Shares.

Quarter-master,            3      1 10                 1-1/2
Sailors,                   2-1/2  1 8                  1-3/4
Land-men,                  1-1/2    14                 0-3/4

[Footnote 217:  The wages were probably monthly, though not so explained.—­E.]

“We have two relations of this voyage, one by Captain Rogers, and the other by Captain Cooke, both in the form of journals.  On the present occasion I shall chiefly follow that written by Captain Woods Rogers, taking occasionally explanatory circumstances and descriptions from Captain Cooke:  But as they agree pretty well in their relations, I do not think it necessary to break the thread of the discourse, but shall proceed as near as may be in the words of Captain Rogers.”—­Harris.

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