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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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But these were merciful men, whose righteousness hath not been forgotten. Their bodies are buried in peace, but their name liveth for evermore.

AT no period in the history of nations has the mind
of man been more active in the great business of
ameliorating his condition, than that which has elap-
sed since the close of the American revolution. Inven-
tion, industry, and enterprise, have been abroad, and
multiplied conveniences, comforts, and even elegan-
cies, beyond enumeration. Nor has this been all:
Those charitable institutions, which are, at the same
time, the medicine for natural and moral evils, and the
noble ornaments of civil society, have every where been
built up, but especially in this country; and it
is not too much to say, that, in many instances, our
institutions have become patterns for other nations,
even those of the old world, from which, in other
things, we have taken so much in organizing societies
amongst ourselves. These institutions although of
the first importance to the public welfare, seem to lie
out of the path of the general historian, who contents
himself with some cursory remarks upon them as
domestic matters, and goes on to battles, treaties,
and political occurrences, as making up all that is worthy