It is believed that Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe was based
on the life and experiences of the Scottish seaman, Alexander
Selkirk. This extract gives an account of when Selkirk was marooned
on the island of Juan Fernandez. This report is one of the surviving
depositions in cases on the equity side of Chancery, which were
taken by examiners of the court in and around London.
- The document is written in a cursive mixed