April 23d 1789
It seems to have been a rule in Senate that Copies should not ordinarily go down to the House until the Journal is read the succeeding day—This I presume will apologize for not furnishing you this evening with the Copies, Which however will be ready to go down at any time after the Senate assemble tomorrow.
Enclosed are two Copies of the Journals of the House—Should you have occasion only for one, be pleased to hand the other to my Honorable & much esteemed friend Mr Jay—
I have the honor to be / Very respectfully / Your most Huml. Sert.
Sam. A Otis
MHi: Adams Papers.