City of Washington, April 10th 1807.
The death of Mr. John Beckley having vacated the office of Librarian to Congress, I beg leave Sir, to renew the application I had the honor to make at the time of the passing of the act establishing the Library—Altho’ I was disappointed in that application, yet the arrangement of the Library and duties of the appointment devolved on and were by me performed for a considerable time, being then a clerk in the office of the House of Representatives of the United States.
I deem it Sir, unnecessary to forward the recommendations for your perusal, which I had the honor to transmit you on my former application, but Sir, you will very much gratify and relieve a family, who at present seek assistance from the government of their native Country.
I have the Honor to be, With Great Respect, Sir, Your Obt Hle: Servt.
Josias Wilson King
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.