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On 12 May 1726, the Reverend Ezekiel Hamilton wrote a letter from Madrid to John Hay, Earl of Inverness in Rome. Hamilton principally wanted ‘to send … the cypher I had so long promised’. Evidently Hamilton was a valued Jaco-bite cryptographer. However, fortunately for historians, Hamilton's explanation regarding the cypher is written in plain English:
This putts me in mind of another view I had in compiling this cypher, and that is to make it chiefly a military one, and calculated as much as possible for a fair meeting on the green (a health I have often drank but a thing I long extremely to see). For I shou'd have been altogether unworthy of the military Title His Majesty has been pleas'd to Honour me with, if I had not perfected the cypher on this Head; and as the aforesaid Meeting at Home is the end of all negotiations and correspondence abroad,any cypher that is not contriv'd chiefly for an Invasion is in my Humble opinion Literally a cypher and can never make a significant Figure.
Hamilton goes on to reference the Scottish Ballads of ‘Christ's Kirk on the Green’ and ‘Habby Simpson’, as well as stressing to Hay that ‘I assure your Lordship I have no inclination to build castles in Spain’.
This source sheds light on the origins of the Order of Toboso-a Jacobite fraternity named in honour of Dulcinea del Toboso, the imaginary amour of Don Quixote – in which Hamilton played a pivotal role.