integrity, his philanthropy, and excellent
talents, that it would decidedly be to thy interest and
I intend to send this letter by the Juliana, Captain
Brown, and shall deliver to his care a small box,
(marked Patrick Colquhoun, Esquire, London,) con-
taining twelve copies of the Account of New-York
State Prison, and an equal number of the last report.
A packet contains two, which thou wilt be so good
as to send to William M. Pitt, Esquire, whose obliging
letter and reports merit my warmest thanks.—To
the politeness of Jeremy Bentham, I feel much in-
debted, and request his acceptance of two copies of
the same book, the residue are intended for thyself,
and other friends.
I have not yet time to read all the books which
thou sent me; but intend to do so very soon, and
shall write to William M. Pitt, and Jeremy Bentham.
This is intended as a letter of business; in my next
I shall speak to thee on the subjects mentioned in thy
most valuable interesting letters, received in answer
to mine, by Charles Wilkes.
Should an edition of the work, I have sent, be
printed in London, it would add much to its value, if
the last report (now sent) was printed with the ap-
pendix, as it contains results more flattering than
those of any former; some preliminary remarks, by
thyself, or Jeremy Bentham, would stamp a greater
value on the work, and give it a wider circulation.
Thy assured friend, THOMAS EDDY. New York, 7th mo. 15th, 1803. ESTEEMED FRIEND,
I have the pleasure to acknowledge the receipt of
thy very acceptable and instructive letter, of 16th
February, and to request thee to accept my sincere