Washington 28th Febry 1828.
Allow me to have the honor to present You with the present again with a new publication of mine intended to diffuse interest for a science the general utility of which is as universally acknowledged as it is desirable to extend it in this country. A popular exposition of the system of the Universe, which I should feel happy if my desire of rendering this study agreeable had the success that the subject deserves
I am on my way to Richmond Virga. where I shall stay at least untill next August. I should feel happy if I could succeed in rendering myself usefull in Your State, and take the Liberty to recomand myself in the continuance of Your patronage
The Book being in two Volumes I make each a separate fold that they may go by the mail. I have the honor to be with perfect respect and Esteem Excellent Sir Your most obedt [hble <S >]
F: R: Hassler
RC (DLC). Docketed by James Madison.