To John Adams
Dec. 3. 1791.
I have the honor to inform you that I have issued a warrant for the sum of five thousand two hundred and fifty six dollars in favor of the Secretary of the Senate (Samuel A. Otis Esq.) for the purpose of discharging the compensations due to the members of that body, grounded upon a pay roll certified by you to the 30th. ultimo inclusive. I take the liberty of communicating to the Senate that this mode will be pursued till they shall signify their pleasure in regard to some other mode of proceeding.
I have the honor to be, with the greatest respect, Sir, your most obedt. & most humble servt.
The Vice President of the United State
& President of the Senate.
LS, RG 46, Second Congress, 1791–1793, Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, National Archives.