Joshua Leavitt writes that he has awaited information about the expectation of Francis Scott Key's appearance before the Supreme Court case. Leavitt states that John Quincy Adams will not appear except as an assistant counsel to Henry D. Gilpin. He explains that Adams does not expect the court's decision to be handed down until after March 4 and will be desirous of not "embarrassing the expiring administration." Leavitt knows "it is the feeling of many in the administration party that they have as a party gone far enough, too far, farther than justice & the constitution required, farther than they have got paid for." He reports that "Mr. Walker, of Mississippi, has made a call on the President for his further correspondence on the subject." It is advised that James Birney be prepared to present before the court and also suggested that Professor Josiah W. Gibbs provide an affidavit "as to what he learned of the country of Mendi" and the probability that the Amistad Captives will actually "reach their own country if sent to Liberia." Leavitt notes that he has not learned from Henry D. Wheeler "whether he will go on with his report."