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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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of Quarter Sessions, ninety days; all greater offences,
to be sent to the state prison for one or more years.
No intercourse to be allowed with untried prisoners,
or debtors, and a total prohibition to their wives, chil-
dren, friends, or any person whatever. Inspectors to
visit the prison, at least once every month, to examine
into the conduct of the keeper, who should have rules
made by the inspectors, for his government. The
rooms should, by law, be directed to be white washed
twice every year, and no other than a low diet be allow-
ed, and strictly to prohibit any spirituous liquors. The
inspectors might be appointed by the county court,
or supervisors, or by council of appointment. Many
of the jails at present are taverns; this should be
by law prevented. An allowance to the keeper
sufficient to procure a man of fair character should
be paid out of the public treasury. As our laws now
are, the keeper, as he must have charge of the debtors,
must be appointed by the sheriff.

If what I have suggested meets thy approbation,
I know thou wilt considerably improve my plan; if
so, and thou hast leisure to draw a bill, it will much
oblige me to be favoured with a copy.

Be pleased to accept my best wishes for thy health,
and believe me respectfully, and very truly,

Thy affectionate Friend, THOMAS EDDY. Philadelphia, 2d month, 24th, 1815. DEAR FRIEND.

During the inclemency of the weather this morn-
ing, my mind has been turned towards several absent
Friends, and I determined to let them know it; per-
haps this may be the only sentiment worth commu-
nicating to thee; if it so turn out, thou mayest credit
me accordingly.

The peace which has been lately concluded between
Great Britain and this country, whilst it is a subject
of general greeting and rejoicing, will, I hope, impress