Wee are brought to ye last Pynche of bee=
inge able to subsist, & if you bee not as active for us in
ye Parlňt, as wee are here, ye businesse you have imployed us in
must necessarilye perish. Wee have thought it necessarye to send
this gentleman, though wee were very loath to spare him, because
he is an active instrument in all our businesses, & wee hope ye
effect of his voyadge will make his diligence appear in this too:
A letter from William Jephson to his cousin, John Pym, requesting military aid. Cork, October 15, 1642. From the collection, held in Osborn fb94. Pym was a prominent Parliamentarian in the English Civil War and, from July 1642, led the Committee of Safety.