Amos Townsend Jr. apologies for his delay in replying to Lewis Tappan's letters. He includes a statement of his account with the Amistad Committee and lists expenses for James Covey, Charles Pratt, and John Ferry. He mentions that nothing has yet been paid for in regards to the instruction of the captives and questions the rate of pay for instruction which has included "moral & religious improvement" as well as "intellectual cultivation." He claims that James Covey has "spent much time in the prison" with the captives, "teaching them himself," and has also "engaged a portion of his time in study himself." Townsend admits that he is not aware of any employment for Covey at this time and states that he will need to give testimony at the circuit court trial. Townsend explains that he has made no bargain with Covey regarding wages and that a committee has been established in New Haven to accept donations, however, nothing has actually been done.