A letter from William Harned to Austin F. Williams regarding how he and Brother Bradley have been looking "at the question of a visit from the Amistad Africans to our city [Philadelphia]." He writes that he learned from Dr. Cox "at the close of exercises at the Tabernacle this evening" of the meeting with the Africans at the Houston Street Church. Harned mentions that he has spoken with Rev. Mr. Bidwell, late of Philadelphia, about the Africans visiting there and was then advised by Bidwell that A.F. Williams should call on Dr. Cox and request he write to Rev. Albert Barnes in order to secure the First Presbyterian Church on Washington Square for a meeting. He adds that other places could then be found throughout the city and that Brother Gardner offers his church "for the accommodation of the colored population of Philadelphia." Harned offers himself, Professor Charles Dexter Cleveland, and Samuel Hastings as a committee to assist with a meeting.