Tuesday, May 13, 1650
A dozen sailors of the ship come down into the hold and drive all the passengers, including the party, out onto the deck, ruining any chance of examining the body now. As all wait, the captain goes below, much discussion is had, and the body is removed.
There is a great deal of grumbling among many of the passengers that there is a murderer on board, and several are wondering if they will have to sleep with in the same hold as whoever it is that night. The second mate, who oversees the passengers while the captain manages matters below, and the first mate manages the ship, declines to give an answer.
At eleven bells the captain assembles the compliment of the ship, as well as the passengers. "With this good wind," he says, "We shall be able to reach Sebenico in 18 hours. For those passengers who wish to engage other passage, I will willingly put in there and return to you five of the six gold you have paid - no one need sleep until then. I shall investigate this matter and make effort to see that the guilty is punished, but I shall not trap any passenger on this ship."