Names of people supposed to be connected with Smiley in his piratical expedition:
Editor's note: below many of the names that appear in these letters:
Barber, William -- attorney for Lodge from the San Francisco firm Barber & Macallister
Benjamin, F.A. -- a member of Smiley's team indicted in April, 1864
Blake, W.H. -- American consul at Manzanillo
Bloomfield, W.G. -- a member of Smiley's team indicted in March, 1864. Apparently used the alia of "Colleroy"
Cook, Sidney -- a member of Smiley's team with the alias J. Hercules or J. Herman
Dryden, John -- a member of Smiley's team indicted in March, 1864
Fowler, James L. -- one of the Smiley team who was reported in New York with portions of the salvaged gold. Also an investor in the salvage company.
Harper, T.A.W. -- supervisor to whom Capt. Lodge reports regularly by letter. Due to the cursive script, it is unclear whether he is I.A.W. Harper or T.A.W. Harper
Irelan (no first name) -- a captain who was an active salvor on the wreck just before T.J.L. Smiley arrived. Said by Lodge to have taken $60,390 in gold from the wreck
Kosh, Francis -- one of the shippers for Irelan and Smiley
Livingston, Mark -- a member of Smiley's team indicted in March, 1864
Lodge, Francis W. -- a sea captain who is Lloyd's agent sent to San Francisco to recover insured gold from the 1862 wreck of the S.S. Golden Gate
Lodge, Robert I. -- Francis' brother, who is in London, also working with marine insurance and Lloyd's of London
McAllister, William -- partner in Lodge's legal team, Barber & Macallister
McNeil, Daniel -- a member of Smiley's team indicted in March, 1864
Redmond, Joseph H. -- a member of Smiley's team indicted, along with his wife Elizabeth, in April, 1864
Reese, Michael -- a member of Smiley's team indicted in March, 1864. Misspelled as "Reis" above
Smiley, Thomas J.L. -- a captain and salvor who obtained substantial treasure from the Golden Gate in Nov./Dec. 1863
Treat, George -- a member of Smiley's team indicted in March, 1864
Yates, J. -- an old resident of Manzanillo who lived near the wreck. Though mentioned only once in Lodge's account, Yates appears in a March 15, 1863 story in the New York Times. Yates recovered and buried many of the bodies from the wreck, and in several instances returned valuables to relatives.