Statement by William Muspratt (9/17/1792)
I am sure will not escape
the discerning Eye of this Honble. Court,
are circumstances, which I cannot but believe, must most materially
affect Mr. Hayward's Credit.
Mr. Peckover saw me upon the forecastle not doing anything.
There is not a single Act done by me during the time I had the Musquet or at any other time, and I submit to this Honble. Court that such is a very strong Circumstance, from whence to conclude that I had it for the purpose I have suggested and not for any Mutinous purpose.
THE BOUNTY MUTINEERS TRIAL HOMEPAGE