From Josef Ignacio de Viar
New York 25th Decr 1790
Being some time past indisposed with Rehumatic pains, which prevent me of the Honor of presenting my Respects to you personaly, I cannot less than benefit of the only means, that of writing, to wish you all happiness with the Compliments of the Season in Company of your Lady. I am with perfect Respect Sir Your most obt & humble Servt
Joseph Ignat[iu]s Viar
After the departure of Spanish ambassador Diego de Gardoqui in October 1789, Viar, a member of Gardoqui’s staff, served as Spain’s representative in the United States (see Gardoqui to GW, 24 July 1789).