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Les Etats Unis d’Amerique, par la position floris, sante & paisible dont ils jouissent, contrastent tellement avec une grande partie des états Européens, dans leur position actuelle, que les Citoyens paisibles & industrieux de ces derniers, que ne trouvent leur bonheur, que dans la prospérité publique & le bien-etre de leurs familles, reposent avec plaisir leurs regards sur le monde nouveau,...
Informed that the Institution of Learning to be established in Virginia, in the Conditions of which Your Excellency has a share, will soon come into Activity; I take the Liberty to address myself to You with the Offer, to take upon me the Branch of Mathematics, or that of natural Philosophy, if any one of them should not yet be filled. I have heretofore taught Mathematics at the military...
The favorable Recollection which Your Excellency is so kind to honor me with, in her letter of the 25 th ult o is an Object of the greatest Satisfaction to me, I am sorry that the circumstances deprive me yet of the opportunity to shew actively: how much I am, in all Situations, disposed to every exertion, towards deserving the approbation of men, who will be so kind to cast an indulgent...
Some years ago I have taken the Liberty to offer to Your Excellency my services for the University of Virginia, establishing under your auspices, and you did me the honor to answer, that the state of forwardness of the Institution was not yet such as to allow an answer of a deciding nature; upon the information that the University will soon begin operations I take the Liberty herewith to renew...
The confidence with which You have honored me in time by the truth You placed in me for the execution of the intended Survey of the Coast of the Un. St: prompts me to take the Liberty to present You here with a Copy of the papers which have been occasioned by it, in the short time I was allowed to work in this Your interesting Project. since 1819. they had remained in the obscurity of the...
As upon an advertisement of the University of North Carolina to get a Professor of Mathematics I have tendered my services for that place; I took the Liberty to make Use of the Kindness which You have allways pleased to shew me by referring to Your testimony upon me, it is my duty to inform You of the Liberty which I have taken, and to recomand me merely in the continuance of Your Kind...
Circumstances induce me to attempt the publication of the courses of analytical trigonometry which I had planed in 1806 and used at the Military Academy of West point, and adapted peculiarly to the habitual mode and order of studying elementary mathematics in this country. Supposing the Knowledge of the most elementary Books of Euclid, and the simplest Algebra, till quadratic equations...
Your favor of the 5 th inst t has again highly obliged me by the kind interest you always take in what concerns me and Your subscription to my trigonometry if I can bring it to light in which the book sellers here are not very liberal in lending a hand, so that perhaps I may have to send it to a friend in London for publication. Upon Your account of the Professors of Virginia University and...