Letter from Amos Townsend Jr. to Lewis Tappan
A letter from Amos Townsend acknowledging Lewis Tappan's letter from March 25. Townsend writes that he will provide an account of his receipts and expenses for the Africans. He explains that the children Tappan saw at his house are his sisters and states, "I have none of my own except black ones, which Mr. [Ingall?] says will not suffer in comparison with any white ones in New Haven for improvement while at the Quinnipiac Institution." Townsend discusses Tappan's comment that he "would pay Antonio's expense to New York & look out for him if he were to come," mentioning that Antonio will depart on Monday. Townsend will pay Antonio's boat passage and accompany him to Tappan's store unless someone can meet him at the boat in New York. He writes that women in New Haven are making clothes for the girls, while women in Farmington are making clothes for the men. A.F. Williams suggests a meeting to consult on future plans and that he would be happy to go to Farmington to meet the Africans as needed. Townsend appends the note saying he has met with Simeon S. Jocelyn and will delay Antonio's passage until Tuesday in order to send him under Jocelyn's care.