The Cornwallis was a sloop owned by the East India Company used for trade. When this ship illegally carried slaves, it sailed under the false name of "The Influence".
- George Chichester: "July 10th is the anniversary of the sinking of the sloop The Influence. Not the ship's real name, of course. Its name was changed and papers altered when it took on human cargo in the port of Cabinda. 280 souls. 120 men, 84 women. And, sir 76 children. All lost. Drowned."
- A sloop is a one-masted sailboat with a fore-and-aft mainsail and a jib.