Reverend M. L. King, Jr.
396 North Hampton Street
Dear Young In-Coming Doctor:
The First Baptist Church of Chattanooga, Tennessee, is without a pastor. It is a strong church and has promise of becoming a much stronger one. The church is now drawing up a careful list of ministers to be considered for its pastorate. Interest has been demonstrated mainly in mature men, but I have put in a plug for the consideration of at least one or two younger persons. Your name has been added to the list. Kindly indicate when you plan to come to Atlanta, so that if a committee desires to confer with you or the church desires to have you visit, plans can be made in keeping with your schedule. I would appreciate having your answer by return mail.
I hope your research is going well.
Kindest regards to you and Mrs. King.
[signed] Melvin Watson
MLKP, MBU, Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers, 1954-1968, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Boston University, Boston, Mass.