Minutes of Amistad Committee, 23 March 1841
Minutes of a meeting of the Amistad Committee on March 23, 1841. Topics discussed include: 1. Suits against Jose Ruiz and Pedro Montes; 2. Suggestion of John Quincy Adams writing to Lord Palmerston regarding the Amistad Case and a letter from Antonio G. Vega, Spanish Vice Consul at Boston; 3. Possible acquisition of the schooner Amistad?; 4. an article in a Spanish newspaper by Theodore Sedgwick?; 5. Letter to George W. Alexander; 6. Application to President or Congress to send the Africans home; 8. Letter to Thomas Fowell Buxton; 9. The liberation of Antonio; 10. Letter to Secretary of State Daniel Webster; 11. Application to Congress for support and education of the Africans; 12. Possible suit against John Forsyth or Norris Willcox for false imprisonment; 13. Monument for the Africans who have died so far; 14. Vote of thanks to the committee in New Haven; 15. Vote of thanks to counsel for the Africans; 16. Present to John Quincy Adams; 17. Framed portrait of Cinque to be given to certain individuals; 18. Appointment of John T. Norton, Samuel Deming, and A.F. Williams as committee responsible for education of the Africans; 19. Condensed report of court judgements to be published; 20. Appeal to be sent to public and friends listed; 21. "Dress plain, with red flannel shirts"; 22. Letter to Farmington Committee.