Letter from Amos Townsend Jr. to Lewis Tappan
A letter from Amos Townsend acknowledging Lewis Tappan's letters from March 26 and March 30. Townsend states that Tappan's enclosure for James Covey was not received and that he will send a statement of the accounts as soon as Sherman M. Booth provides them. He mentions that he has received the box of mezzotint portraits produced by John Sartain and will deliver them as directed. He thanks Tappan for allowing him to have a portrait and will "hold it as a sacred memento." Townsend then writes about James Covey mentioning that he is "quite unwilling to remain in this country any length of time," but will wait for a good opportunity to go to Sierra Leone. Townsend writes that he has sent Covey along with this letter, to Tappan in New York. He explains that he has not made a settlement with Covey, and has received in clothing and cash, $403. Townsend writes that Covey needs additional clothing, which would be given to him "as a matter of debt for his faithfulness" or out of kindness and good will. Townsend references his letter to Tappan, which was sent a day earlier by Norris Willcox, and then goes on to express his relief to learn that Antonio was seen in New York.