A letter reporting that A. A. Phelps has received $30 or $40 dollars for the Amistad Captives and that he previously had paid Ellis Gray Loring a larger amount. Phelps states, "I was rather surprised that you should substitute Mr. Loring's name for mine, as the person authorized to receive the donations." Phelps explains that he continues to receive money on behalf of the Captives and considers how to remit it to Lewis Tappan. He then asks if his name could be re-inserted or if D.L. King is authorized to receive the money, if not, Phelps must decline receiving money.