The Ceuta papers

We need your help. We have a series of mystery papers probably written in early 1810 which turned up in a car boot sale in Falmouth back in the 1980s. They seem to be a report about the defences of the town of Ceuta in North Africa (still part of Spain) and the siege of Cadiz which started early in 1810.

Thanks to Covid lockdown, we have had an opportunity to re-visit an earlier transcription and to start the process of working out the answers to three questions: Who wrote them? Why did they write them? and how come the papers ended up in a car boot sale in Falmouth?

Intrigued? So we were. Read on and if you can add anything, or have any suggestions, then please let us know.