James Madison Papers

Ferdinand R. Hassler to James Madison, 8 September 1828

New York 8th September 1828,

Excellent Sir,

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 students on account of their systematic and simple mode of proceeding. I join one of the Copies here for the Library of the Va. University which I pray You will present to it. I shall likely continue to extend my Elementary books to the other branches of mathematics. With my best wishes accept of my perfect esteem and Respect Excellent Sir Your most obt St

F: R: Hassler

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

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