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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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work at a fixed price, for making each pair of shoes
and hoots, according to the size and quality—in this
manner of employing those 145 men, they now earn
twelve hundred dollars per month, and it is now cer-
tain, that the labour performed by the prisoners will
be more than sufficient to support and clothe them,
pay for bringing them from the counties, and other
incidental expenses.

I have hitherto acted as agent, but the system being
now completed, equal to my most sanguine expecta-
tion, I intend this summer to resign that situation.

I am, with regard and esteem,
Very respectfully,
Thy assured friend, THOMAS EDDY.
To P. COLQUHOUN, London Eastbourne, in Sussex, 28th August, 1802. SIR,

Your very acceptable letter of the 6th June, accom-
panied by your valuable and interesting publication,
giving an account of the State Penitentiary House in
the city of New York, was recently left, at my house
in Westminster, by Mr. Wilkes, and has since been
transmitted to me to the country, to which I have
retired for a short time, with a view to a little
relaxation from the labours attached to an arduous
public duty.

My temporary retirement has furnished me with
an early opportunity of perusing with attention, and
also with much interest, your very excellent state-
ment of important and useful facts, and I consider
myself under infinite obligations to you, not only for
the knowledge of these facts, but for the acquaint-
ance of the worthy and respectable author, who has
devoted so much time, and made so many sacrifices,
to promote the cause of humanity, and the good of
his fellow creatures.

It is a peculiar gratification to me, to have thus