In a letter to Lewis Tappan, J. Holcomb writes that "A young man (colored) came to the village yesterday, saying he was Antonio, cabin boy to the captain of the Amistad." Holcomb admits that he was doubtful and is anxious to learn if Antonio is in Connecticut. Mr. Murray believes the man is Antonio, so, Holcomb asks Tappan to confirm Antonio's whereabouts and provide a description of him. He goes on to ask when the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society will have its anniversary. He mentions that he wrote to Thomas Davenport, inventor of the "Electro Magnetic Machine," but has received no answer. Holcomb expresses his desire to attend the A.S. [anti-slavery?] Political Convention and does not "see it expedient to have candidates for President & Vice President nominated by the Abolitionists." He thinks more can be done by having the abolitionists of both parties influence the next nominations of their parties.