June 7. 1827
I recd in due time your favor of May 17th for which I return many thanks. The Vol. on astronomy to which it refers being retarded on the way arrived but a few days ago.
For this also I must tend my thanks. As soon as I have glanced at its contents, I shall send it to our Univy. where its merits will be best appreciated; and where I know that one of your former labors is highly valued.