The Captain's Articles for every pirate ship.
1. Every man shall obey civil Command; the Captain shall have one full share and a half in all Prizes; the Master, Carpenter, Boatswain, and Gunner shall on Share and quarter.
2. If any man shall offer to run away, or keep any Secrets from the Company, he shall be maroon'd with on Bottle of Powder, one Bottle of Water, and one small Arm and Shot.
3. If any shall steal any thing in the Company, or game, to the Value of a Piece of Eight, he shall be maroon'd or shot.
4. That Man that shall strike another whilst these Articles are in force, shall receive Moses' Law (that is forty stripes lacking one) on the bare Back.
5. That Man that shall no keep his Arms clean, fit for an Engagement, or neglect his Business, shall be cut off from his Share, and suffere suck other Punishment as the Captain and the Company see fit.
6. If any Man shall lose a Joint in time of an Engagement, he shall have four hundred pieces of Eight; if a limb eight hundred7/10/2011 #1
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