To Harrison Gray Otis1
Grange, New York, October 8, 1803. States: “A slight indisposition has prevented an earlier acknowlegement of your favour of .”2 Gives his opinion concerning the admissibility of evidence in a case in which Otis was acting as counsel for John B. Church.3
ALS, anonymous donor.
1. Otis, a Boston Federalist and lawyer, was United States attorney for the District of Massachusetts from 1796 to 1797 and a member of the House of Representatives from 1797 to 1801. From 1802 to 1805 he was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
2. Space left blank in MS. Letter not found.