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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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the world. The curse is becoming more intolerable
to the man who is considered the wealthy owner of
slaves, than even the imagination of the opposers of
slavery could have pictured.

The great work of emancipation and colonization
is going on with zeal and success. Beside the Parent
Colonization Society, fifteen State Colonization Socie-
ties have been formed, and more than two hundred
and fifty auxiliaries established. New associations
are every day forming, to raise the condition of the
coloured free population; and these societies greatly
assist each other. These associations, formed for the
purpose of enlightening and benefiting the world,
are the great moral engines by which it is now and
hereafter to be moved.

In the course of Mr. Eddy's progress in the various
walks of philanthropy, he kept up a correspondence
with several distinguished philanthropists in Europe,
and in this country. Several of those letters which
passed between Mr. Eddy and his coadjutors, I shall
here insert; for what such men as Colquhoun,
Lushington, Roscoe, Clinton, Livingston, Colden,
Schuyler, Throop, and others of the same high repu-
tation, have committed to paper, should be safely re-
corded for all. future times. They were among the
pioneers of true reform, and exhibited a rare union
of intellectual light with moral courage. The letters
are given according to date, as it would not have
been possible to have arranged them in order of sub-
jects, as some of the communications touch on a
number of topics.

New York, 12th month, 7th, 1799. DEAR FRIEND,

As it may be proper for the Canal Company to
make an application to the legislature this winter, I
think it would be right to be prepared early. We