S.S. Jocelyn has been unable to write Lewis Tappan. Jocelyn informs Tappan about his visit to brethren in Hartford, Farmington, and Middletown and claims he has heard that Judge William L. Storrs is now holding court at Middletown and is "favorable to the [illegible] of State Courts." Acording to Jocelyn, Storrs had not thought it proper to give his opinion, but is "evidently better disposed for action than the other judges." He writes that he has arranged to have a writ of habeas corpus served immediately upon hearing the Supreme Court's decision. Apparently, Judge Thurman "was decided in his opinion that our courts could not interfere however outrageous might be the course of the U.S. courts" and regrets the course of the U.S. to be "most wicked." Jocelyn comments that Roger S. Baldwin "is very sanguine that the [Amistad Captives] will be delivered."