He conformed to the Williamite Revolution settlement in England and in Ireland, but it is by no means certain that he accepted the Williamite Revolution settlement in Scotland, and this particular publishing venture is an instance of his disa ection, presenting, as it does, a heroic Episcopalian Jacobite narrative that contests Whig and Presbyterian histories of the time. As any explicit expression of Jacobitism could be prosecuted Swi was operating under conditions of censorship. e strategies he uses to present a Jacobite’s memoirs in print and register his own sympathy are of interest. Swi ’s Jacobite connections and his performance in bringing out Creichton’s Memoirs in 1731 may have encouraged the Jacobite exile Sir Charles Wogan to entrust Swi with the task of attempting to publish his own narrative memoirs in 1732.