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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...
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 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...
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...
M rs Hassler told me You had mentioned her last Summer that it was desired a good Watchmaker would establish himself in the neighbourhood of President Jefferson . She made then the offer to a new arived Swiss who declined. In Elisabethtown is a Swiss gentleman, with whom I got ack acquainted in London on his passage here, where he was made prisoner of war with all his family, being taken on...
General List of Mathematical Instruments and Books, destined for the survey of the Coast of the United States , delivered into the custody of Robert Patterson Esq e Director of the Mint in Philadelphia , by F. R. Hassler , after his return from the mission for this object; in November 1815.— N o  1. One Theodolite of two feet diameter, of very improved construction, silver arch readings by...
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,...