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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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our minds with thankfulness to him who is the
author of every good and perfect gift; and dispose
us in future to harmonize more with each other.
That political trick and juggle, by which many have
contrived to direct the minds of the innocent and
unwary, brought us to a precipice, to which it is even
now difficult to look back without shuddering. If
honesty of intention, and integrity of conduct, were
but the rule and practice of those appointed to direct
the affairs of the nation, I think, with the warning
we have had, we might long remain a separate and
peaceful people; but whether we are or shall soon
become fit to receive, and capable of enjoying, such
blessings, is known only to him whose ways, though
past finding out, must be infinitely great and good,
and must have for their object the happiness of his
creature, man.

Not only have I contemplated the subject, as to its
general effect; but also as to its effect on some of my
personal friends. I have anticipated the pleasure of
hearing that it will effectually relieve those in New

, who have been threatened with pecuniary loss
and embarrassment, by reason of the failure of Min-
turn and Champlin, and that they themselves will
be restored to a state of as much ease and affluence
as will do them good. I should be made glad by
hearing from thee, to this effect.

Another anticipation I have indulged in. That
thyself and wife will give us your company at the
time of the next Yearly Meeting

. Nor do I mean to
confine it to you only, but such other of the family
as may accompany you.

Present my Sally's love to Hannah

and the children,
and accept the assurance of my esteem.


To Thomas Eddy, and Thomas C. Butler, Esquires.


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