Robert Rouse.
28th February 1681
Reference Numbert16810228-4
VerdictNot Guilty

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Robert Rouse a Sailer was Indicted for stealing an Hundred Pieces of Eight, being the Coin of Spain, out of a Boat : his Plea was that being Shipwracked about 2 Leagues from Shore, the Master and Thirteen men more putting several Baggs of Money into the Long Boat, stood from shore, where, in that Confusion this Money being left behind, he converted it to his Use, but upon demand, made it up, and delivered it again: which not being contradicted by the Evidence, he was acquitted .


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