A letter from Amos Townsend reporting to Lewis Tappan that Antonio is missing. Townsend explains that Antonio was "supposed to have gone to New York" and adds that "Tappan is the author of the mischief." He writes that Marshal Norris Willcox thinks he will be held liable for the "property" and has asked Townsend for information about Antonio. Townsend told Willcox that he had advised Antonio to "clear out" due to the impression he received from Roger S. Baldwin "that the only claim on Antonio was from his owner in Havanna & that the Marshall was not liable." Townsend writes that Willcox plans to travel to New York to see Tappan and if Antonio is there, Willcox will request or claim him as legally under his custody. Townsend advises Tappan that, "you know from my former communications what are my views in regard to interference with law, " although, "in respect to the rights of master over a slave I do not require any such right & would assist the slave to gain his freedom."