Correspondence from B. Griswold acknowledging Lewis Tappan's letter that asked Griswold what he has done for the Amistad Captives, in which he replied "nothing" followed by an explanation. Upon receiving Tappan's authority to act as agent in collecting money, Griswold called upon Amos Townsend and Leonard Bacon. As he knew many ministers in the New Haven area, he would visit them on behalf of the captives if Townsend and Bacon wrote to them first. However, neither has called upon Griswold and "the churches around wish to know what New Haven has done. They think she ought to take lead, but she has as yet done nothing."