A letter from Henry Godfrey Wheeler offering to provide a transcript of John Quincy Adams' argument before the Supreme Court for a fee of $500, but if a [illegible] should take place any day later than March 4, the fee will be $400. Wheeler writes that he will lose compensation for his services to the House of Representatives if the case begins on February 16 and if he is to report the argument for all the counsel, it would be lengthy and he asks the Committee to consider this and thus inform him if his services are needed. Joshua Leavitt appends a note stating that he, "dare not act upon this proposal alone," and that he and [Stansbury?] believe Wheeler's fee too high and Adams is expected to speak at length. Leavitt explains that Adams is "preparing for a great effort" and believes Francis Scott Key will not be heard in court. If he is, "it will be with but little reference to colonization." It is mentioned that Adams' reporter appeared in The Liberator.