A SUPPOSED JEWISH CONSPIRACY IN 1753

I was spending an afternoon at the Record Office trying to trace the existence of manuscripts relating to the Jewish Naturalisation Bill of 1753, but my search was fruitless. But I found instead the four documents which form the subject of my paper. The first contains the information given by Christian Gottlib, alleging the formation of a treasonable scheme by a rich Englishman, who endeavoured to enlist the services of two Jews, Simon and Solomon Jonas, to secure the support of the Emden Company in a new trading enterprise. The second and third documents consist of the examination of Simon and Solomon Jonas when in custody, relative to their knowledge of the proposed scheme in favour of the Emden Company. The fourth manuscript is a memorandum concerning the Englishman whose identity was not disclosed, who originally proposed this scheme to Simon and Solomon Jonas with a view to inducing the

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