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Seraco and Westerman, mentioned above, were the first sentenced to death, and then Seraco again condemned along with another partner, John Charles.
(Seraco had been implicated by several people during Captain Rodney’s seaside inquiry, and Seraco in turn had accused no fewer than 14 of his mates in a vain attempt at self-protection.) One of the other (uncharged) seamen giving against Seraco offered this juridically damning and sociologically interesting testimony: Seraco put the question to me whether I would let him fuck me. He connected with me forward on the Starboard side.
Listen, since when did top secret become everybody's business?
On this date in 1816, four British sailors on the HMS Africaine were hanged for buggery.
One other crewman suffered 200 lashes; a second, a 17-year-old sentenced to 300, had the flogging stopped at 170 stripes by a surgeon who feared the youth’s life was in danger.
He entered my backside — I did the same with him three times.
John Charles the prisoner was the first who mentioned the thing to me or I should never have had such a thought in my head.