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Excuse the liberty which I take to interrupt You again with the communication of a publication of mine the enclosed elements of Arithmetic which I have employed a few leasure days, in my unoccupied state to publish, upon desire of some persons that a better principled schoolbook might be published. About 250 Copies being made on better paper as the one here joined, may serve for persons not...
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...
With the present I take the Liberty to present to You two Copies of my Elements of Geometry which I wrote during my short stay at Richmond since I had the pleasure to communicate to You my former work on astronomical subjects. I should be very happy to see my now several elementary works of Mathematic introduced in Virginia, they appear to be much approved generally, and particularly by the...
Permit me with the present to present to You a Copy of my logarithmic and trigonometric Tables, which just now appear in the public, to which I made the Introduction in, 5 languages, as the intermediate titles shew, that they may acquire more general course; the numbers being the same for all, this extension appeared to me proper, so that each of the 4 living languages might have the book in...
In taking the Liberty to address to You herewith Copies of my Reports upon Weights and measures, I again make use of the priviledge, which I have often assumed to continue to give You some account of my employment of my time. The object of the present is most likely not without some Interest for You, the manner in which I have treated the subject is in many respects new, and I hope however...
The Kind interest which You have always taken in the Work of the Coast Survey, occasiones me to communicate to You herewith a Copy of the principal Documents relating to that work, which it has become necessary for me to print on account of the violent attack made upon me, and my character by the 4th Auditor under whose hands the transfer of the work to the Navy Department has brought the...
Your favor of the 2d. inst gave me great satisfaction, I thank to you very much for your kindness of recommending me for the Professorship vacant at the Virginia University. I have since written to Mr: Joseph C: Cabell, Rector of it, in more detail, as by the Prospectus the place is to be filled by the 1.st Septr. I delayed troubling you again upon it, to try if possible to save from...
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...
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...
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...