Monday, March 8, 2010

Encrypted email: 1668

How to write Love-letters secretly, or From one Friend to another, that cannot be discovered.

Take a sheet of white Paper, and double it in the middle, then cut holes through both the half-sheets, let the holes be cut like panes of Glass-windows, or other forms that you best fancy, and then pin prick holes at each end, and cut your paper in two halfs, give one to your Friend... ...the other half keep to your self: Now when you do write, lay your cut paper on a half sheet of writing Paper, and stick two Pins through the two holes that it stir not, then through those holes that you did cut, write your minde to your Friend; when you have done, take off your Paper with the holes again, and then write some other idle words both before and after your lines, but if they were written to make some little sense, it would carry the less suspicion; then seal it up, and send it.
--From A Rich Cabinet--

I take it by "Love-letters" they mean "Plots to overthrow the king" and by "Friends" they mean "Conspirators". Does this mean I have the mind of a jailer or a revolutionary? I suppose when someone in government has these thoughts they are those of a jailer, and when a citizen, they are the thoughts of a revolutionary.

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