Despite carrying out Doggrass' corrupt schemes in the past, Jacob has
Doggrass: Now, Jacob, how fares Captain Crosstree?
Jacob: Better; it is thought he will recover.
Doggrass: Another disappointment, yet, by the rules of the service, William must die. Here, Jacob, I've something for you to--
Jacob: I've something for you, sir. [Gives him money]
Doggrass: Why, what's this?
Jacob: Three guineas, two shillings, and sixpence half-penny! That's just, sir, what I've received of you since I've been in your employ.
Doggrass: Well, and what of that?
Jacob: I don't feel comfortable with it, sir; I'd thank you to take it.
Doggrass: Take it! Are you mad?
Jacob: No, sir--I have been; I have been wicked, and I now think--and I wish you would think so too--that all wickedness is madness.
Doggrass: How is all this brought about?
Jacob: A short tale, sir; it's all with the