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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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intercourse; tearing from the peaceful citizens their best
hopes, their youth, by an anticipated conscription extend-
ing to the year 1810, to fight the battles of ambition to
aggrandize his family; the violence done to the great
body of the catholics on the continent, by the degradation
of the Pope of Rome; and, above all, the treachery by
which the Spanish Government is attempted to be
wrested from its ancient sovereigns, with whom, as it
now appears, the mass of the people were well satisfied,
are features of a nature so atrocious, as when taken
together, and working, all at once, on the minds of
so many millions of people, can scarcely fail to pro-
duce results which must bring this lamentable con-
test, so productive of the effusion of human blood, to
some important crisis. We have indeed lived in an
extraordinary age, which certainly has no parallel
in the history of the whole world. The affairs of
Spain now become extremely interesting, but time
alone can develop the result of this extraordinary
struggle. The Spaniards have now passed the
Rubicon, and can scarcely recede. The eyes of all
Europe are turned towards them, and I verily believe
there is only one wish prevails, if they durst (like
this country) avow it, and that wish is, that they
may be successful.

Adieu, my dear sir; believe me always,
Yours, sincerely, P. COLQUHOUN.
To Mr. THOMAS EDDY, New York. Lymington, Hampshire, 12th Sept., 1808. MY DEAR SIR,

I have been waiting from month to month, in con-
sequence of the constant revolving of things in Europe,
in the expectation that the gloom which had over-
cast the political hemisphere would have been dis-
pelled, and that 1 should be able to resume my too
long protracted correspondence, by the contemplation
of subjects more congenial to your feelings and my
own, than those which the present times have gene-