Definition of purser:
We then commanded the captain, master, pilot, and purser to come on board our ship; but only the captain came, accompanied by one soldier, saying that the others would not come, unless sent for; but having got to some distance from us in the evening, all the people of the ship, to the number of about 300, men, women, and children, got on shore in two great boats, and we saw no more of them.- "A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII.", Robert Kerr.
- "The Honorable Percival", Alice Hegan Rice.
- "Athelstane Ford", Allen Upward.