A letter from Benjamin Griswold intended as a delayed reply to Lewis Tappan's letter from April 1, as he was out of town. In his letter, he states that he cannot "give you a decided answer because I do not yet know how permanent the arrangement will be, which you purpose to make for my support." He then says it would not be pleasant to be landed on the coast of Africa, sustained a year or two and then forsaken. Griswold does not know whether it would be possible "to find the people to which Cinque & his associates belong" and states it would be desirable to learn about the difficulty or ease of obtaining access to their country. He writes that he has offered his services to the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions and wishes to consult with the Board before replying to Tappan. He then mentions that he is ready "to go anywhere & suffer anything for Christ" and wishes to do "that by which I can do the most for poor, perishing Africa & the salvation of this dying world."