Manuscript Receipt, signed ‘Edwd. H.Scott’ as Lieutenant, acknowledging receipt of a Box said to contain the annual accounts of Captain Robert Mitford of HM Sloop Espoir, promising to direct them to London on Scott’s arrival at Malta. 6 x 8 inches, in good condition. HMS Orlando, in Ausa Bay [the bay of Naoussa (Naussa) or Agoussa], the Island of Paros [Aegean Sea], 29 October 1812. The uncommon signature of Captain Edward Hinton Scott (born c.1789), who received the thanks of the Royal Humane Society for jumping from the Orlando to save the lives of four persons. Scott had an adventurous career throughout the Napoleonic Wars, particularly under Captain John Clavell on the Home, Mediterranean and East India stations. While in the Orlando he saw action in the Adriatic and the Chesapeake. He commanded her boats in skirmishes with the Malay proas in the Straits of Sunda and Malacca.