Sir Sidney Smith, 'Diamond' at Falmouth, to [Christopher Cooke]: describes action in which 'Diamond' had a principal share in the destruction of a frigate of the same rate; the squadron has recaptured the 'Queen' of London, homeward bound from St Domingo with 500 hogsheads of sugar and some cotton, and a Spanish brig; is obliged to Messrs Delamaine who advanced him some money, so they are joint agents, but will not pay them until he is square with addressee whom he regards as a friend.
Sir Sidney Smith, 'Diamond', Plymouth, 'on the point of sailing', to Messrs Delamaine & Christopher Cooke, Navy Pay Office: will send further details of the ships taken by the other ships of the squadron, for which they share the prize money.
Sir Sidney Smith, Falmouth, to Christopher Cooke, Navy Pay Office: sends account of action 'to be put into a public channel' though not in his own handwriting; desires that [Edmund] Nagle should have the 'feather' this time; they intimidated the enemy into hauling down their colours - 'there is no joking with eighteen pounders within half musquet-shot, loaded & with all the imposing gravity of silence & evident readiness to deal destruction'.
Sir Sidney Smith, 'Diamond', Cawsand Bay, to Christopher Cooke, Navy Pay Office: sends muster books; Nagle of the Artois has the credit of the capture of the 'Révolutionaire' but the ship struck to the 'Artois' because the 'Diamond' was about to rake her, so they have the right to a share of the head money; asks him to pay Richard Spurin who was promised five shillings a day for the time he drew and modelled for the gun boats.
Pass for Mahomet Benaley, a poor Turk, to travel to Falmouth in order to get passage to his native country, 1786, with certificate by master of the Speedwell that he picked up Mahomet Benally and Nadgehadraham Davy off the west coast of Ireland, 1786; notes on paupers in King's Lynn with certificates, nd
Indenture - Covenant to levy a fine: 1) Rt. Hon. Lady Anne Mountioy, widow. 2) Lord Mountioy, son and heir of (1); 3) Fraunces and William Blunt sons of (1); 4) Mary Bonham daughter of (1); 5) Thomas Parrey, Esq. 6) John Willys servant of (1); 7) Henry Smyth of London, gent.
Property in Ellough and Weston, Suffolk (later described as messuage in Ellough with appurtenances in Ellough, Worlingham and Weston, and messuage in Barnby), purchased by John King of John Seaman in 1679 and settled after marriage of John King gent. and Sarah his wife in 1757. With probate copy of will of John King gent. of Ditchingham dated 1688 and release and discharges by John King of Helston, Cornwall, and his nephew King Stangroom in respect of rights in the above property, 1765, 1798, 1804.