To Jesse Taylor5
Copy: Library of Congress
Passy Mar. 18 1779
I received but very lately your Letter & Memorial dated the 21 of Novr. last. If there be really a considerable number of Persons dispos’d to adventure upon the Voyage you mention, I will undertake to procure them all the security desired, You have only to send me a List of their names, expressing their Sex & Ages, and the names of the Vessels, Capt. &c. Sir E. N. has not been here to my knowledge.6 I have the Honor to be &c
Capt. Jesse Taylor (Belfast)
5. The Irish merchant who had requested protection for a group of Belfast Protestants desiring to emigrate: XXVIII, 147–8.
6. Sir Edward Newenham, according to Taylor, had promised to represent their cause to BF in person.