A letter from Amos Townsend regarding his discussion with Roger Baldwin about subpoenas and the willingness of James Covey and Charles Pratt to "remain unless compelled." John Ferry is "not of any service if James or Charles remain." The letter reports that one of the Amistad Captives has died and mentions an upcoming article about the Captives in a newspaper. A suit for damages has been commenced against Lewis Tappan by Jose Ruiz and Pedro Montes. It is mentioned that James Covey has agreed to remain.