A letter from Amos Townsend sending his condolences to Lewis Tappan upon the death of Tappan's daughter, Eliza. Townsend reports that the Africans have passed through New Haven on their way to New York, mentioning that Tappan will have an interesting time and be happy "to be present if circumstances permit." Townsend writes that he was informed by John T. Norton that "it was the design of the Committee in New York to separate the girls & take one of them to Mr. Weld"; however, he does not agree with this proposal and states his reasons why. Townsend adds that he received a letter from James Covey "applying to [him] for aid" because he was in need of clothes and money. Townsend further writes that Covey "has a claim on our kindness & to some oversight of his wants" and asks Tappan to look out for him.