From Josef Ignacio de Viar
Philadelphia 20th. Febry. 1801
The agreeable News, which Reached us yesterday Morning of your Election to the Presidential Chair, have afforded me singular satisfaction, and Now beg, you will accept of my most sincere congratulation on the Occassion.
I have the honor to be with great esteem, and Respect Sir Your most obt and humble Servt
Joseph Ignat Viar
RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thoms. Jefferson Esqr. Vice-President of the United States. &c”; endorsed by TJ as received 23 Feb. and so recorded in SJL.