According to Bancroft's "History of California" II:274, Spanish authorities acting on Governor Sola's orders detained Eliot de Castro, working for the Russian-American Company, along with "an American and four Russians". Who were the others?

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According to the 1815 diary of Antipatr Baranov, as translated by Irina V. Wender and appearing in "So Far From Home", edited by Glenn J. Farris (Heyday, 2012):

Along with Mr. Elliot were captured the following people: Fedor Sokolov, Dmitrii Shushkov, Petr Drushinin, American from Boston Liza [ed: Elijah?] Coal, Osip Volkov and Afansii Klimovskij. All were taken to the port of Santa Barbara.

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