From José Ignacio de Viar
New York Octr. 7. 1790
I have the pleasure to send to you herein enclosed a letter which I have Received from the Governor of St. Augustine for you.
I suppose that the News it contains shall be very agreeable not only for you, but for all the people of this Country, according to what the Governor Mentions in his Letter to me, so I wish, you may so accord as to cause to be published it in the News papers and accuse to me the Receipt of it; Mean time I Remain with great Regard & esteem Your most humble & obt. servt.,
Joseph Ignats. Viar
RC (DNA: RG 59, NL); endorsed by TJ as received 25 Oct. 1790 and so recorded in SJL. The spelling that Viar gave to Monticello in the caption to his letter is interesting but perhaps not significant phonetically: “Honble. Thomas Jefferson Esrqe. at his Seat of Monteselo.” Enclosure: Quesada to TJ, 18 Aug. 1790.