To Mrs SAVILLE, England.
Archangel , 28th March, 17--.
How slowly the time passes here, encompassed as I am by frost and snow; yet a second step is taken towards my enterprise. I have hired a vessel, and am occupied in collecting my sailors; those whom I have already engaged appear to be men on whom I can depend, and are certainly possessed of dauntless courage.
Your affectionate brother,
Kristin Saoirse Reese, San Jose State University, 2008.