Amos Townsend reports that Roger S. Baldwin "thinks it would not be safe to have James [Covey] leave the country at present prior to the Supreme Court." Townsend explains that the Circuit Court sits in Hartford in September and an examination may be necessary "as to the facts to be laid before the Court at Washington in January." He states that it is desirable to have Covey employed, but is unsure how; he asks if there are opportunities in New York for Covey. Townsend mentions that he has written about the Amistad Captives' move to Westville and that he has met with them. He explains that the Captives can understand "a great deal without the intervention of an Interpretor" and some now act as interpretors.