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 have one Share and quarter.
If any Man shall offer to run away, or keep any Secret from
the Company, he shall be marroon'd with one Bottle of Powder,
one Bottle of Water, one small Arm, and Shot.
If any Man shall steal any Thing in the Company, or game, to
the value of a Piece of Eight, he shall be Marroon'd or shot.
If at any Time we should meet another Marrooner (that is,
Pyrate,) that Man that shall sign his Articles without the
Consent of our Company, shall suffer such Punishment as the
Captain and Company shall think fit.
That Man that shall strike another whilst these Articles are
in force, shall receive Moses's Law (that is 40 Stripes
lacking one) on the bare Back.
That Man that shall snap his Arms, or smoak Tobacco in the
Hold, without a cap to his Pipe, or carry a Candle lighted
without a Lanthorn, shall suffer the same Punishment as in the
That Man that shall not keep his Arms clean, fit for an
Engagement, or neglect his Business, shall be cut off from his
Share, and suffer such other Punishment as the Captain and the
Company shall think fit.