By Emerson Claire Aiken
Hello, my name is Miss Emerson Aiken. I am proposing a voyage to the new world were I believe that there are riches to bring back to England. I am asking you, King Henry VII, to fund this voyage. I am planning to leave later this year, 1498. I know that you want gold, Asian spices, Asian silk, land, and to spread the word of Christianity. All of which I will try to do on this voyage. I also think that there are greater and more precious items to be found in the new world. I think that we can make an important impression in the new world. I assure you that I have planned all the necessary information that we need to complete this exploration. I shall explain these details in depth now. For say that I run into Spain, France or the natives in the new world or at sea. We will be prepared with weapons to fight in battle, but first we will resolve any issue without weapons if possible. I will do this by making trade or a treaty. I know that some other explorers are looking for the same resources. I assure you, I will get them first. If we were to run int0 a storm or other obstacles, I will overcome them. All I need is for you, my King, to give me permission, funding, a crew, and supplies. I swear to you, I will bring you glory.