Washington, april 11, 1807.
It is with much regret that I inform You of the death of Mr. Beckley. He expired on the 8th in the evening, after five days illness.
As some arrangement may perhaps b— necessary in the Library, & you may possibly wish to know the name of his principal Clerk, I make free to mention it. His name is Nicholas B. Van Zandt.
I am with very great respect & esteem Your obedt. Sert.
DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.