In this letter written from Richmond , to Smith in Baltimore, Wilkinson mentions the trial, which he does not believe will be finished in four months. Wilkinson relates events surrounding Burr's attempted escape before his eventual capture. He also requests Smith send him some letters from the Burgoyne Campaign as he intends to introduce a chapter of "interesting incidents that marked the campaign" into his appeal. Additionally, Wilkinson remarks he has been bored since his arrival by old friends. It is worth noting that one such friend is Light Horse Harry, otherwise known as Henry Lee III, Robert E. Lee's father.