From José Ignacio de Viar
New York 25th. Decr. 1790
My present indisposition of Rehumatic pains deprives me of the pleasure of seeing you for Christmass, as I wished; for which Reason I benefit of the only means of writing to wish you with all happiness the Compliments of the Season.
I am with sentiments of the most perfect Respect & esteem, Sir Your most obedient, and most humble Servant
Joseph Ignats. Viar
RC (DNA: RG 59, NFL); endorsed by TJ as received 28 Dec. 1790 and so recorded in SJL.