March the 24th 1791
As there was a degree of heat not usual in Senate, when the question was taken on the second reading of the Cunsular bill sent from the House of Representatives for concurrence, I think it incumbent to submit the journal to your correction on that question, & on the two last acts of Senate in their Legislative capacity; relying that if they are not perfectly right, you will be so good as to put them so.
I have the honor to be / With esteem & respect / Your Excellencys / most Humble Sert
Sam. A. Otis
MHi: Adams Papers.