Letter from W.S. Holabird to "Dr. Sir"
W.S. Holabird informs the recipient that the next regular term of the circuit court will be held in New Haven on the 29th of April. He then states that he "cannot say whether the counsel for Gedney & others would be willing to submit their claim for salvage on written arguments" though he believes they would if it was suggested to them. Holabird writes that he sees no reason to interview the "mideans" [Amistad Captives] again and that there "can be no dispute here after about the facts, or at least the prominent facts upon which the matter is to be decided." It is explained that no party would expect to gain anything by another examination of the testimony and "The general history of the matter is all that is necessary to raise the questions upon which the Court must decide." It is suggested that Holabird would have no objection to submitting the matter to the Circuit Court with written argument. Upon the evidence as given before the District Court; he does not have instructions to represent any person or party except the Spanish Minister.