Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Josias Wilson King, 10 April 1807

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.

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