Francis Godolphin Osborne, 5th Duke of Leeds, His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs: "The British government does not condone any covert actions, including against the leaders of the former American colonies."
The Right Honourable William Pitt, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom: "Radicals within this government are an affront to His Majesty and to God himself."
Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, Governor General of the Canadas: "As the judicial system in the United States is not operational, it would not be appropriate to seize Mr. Jay and return him to New Hampshire."
~Sir John Dunkirk: "The so-called 'Dagger Club' is merely carrying out justice for Britain. Washington is a traitor to the empire and deserves death. Until such a time that the American colonies are back under British control, associations with ruffians is necessary."