Dear King Henry VII,
The problem is that we don't have a medicine that can cure the plague, yet. I have planed a journey that will take about nine months to finish. I expect to have about three-hundred men to come along with me on this voyage to North America. I will need about 500 American dollars to succeed in this trip. We plan on not only bringing back a new plant to cure your people, but gold as well. I decide to bring back plants to cure the plague because here, in England, it is a bit more chilly than in North America. That way, we have the ability to find new plants, maybe even animals. I plan to leave sometime around July of 1501. I understand that you have had a lot of people asking you for money lately. I think his name was John Cabot.