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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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you wish, relative to the canal work at the Seneca
Falls; and I shall, accordingly, apply for it, and,
when obtained, no time shall be lost in transmitting
it to you.

I cannot express to you, in terms sufficiently strong,
my grateful feelings for the New-York

Being now in.the number of old men, it is almost
a matter of course that my opinion should have
little or no weight; but I assure you, it is my
solemn belief, that if the legislature should not be
able to rise so far above the paltry considerations of
party spirit, and local interests, as to come to a level
with the magnanimous policy of undertaking the
canal, as a state work, we may bid adieu to the
object, and most probably forever!

With the most perfect regard,
I remain, dear sir,
Your humble servant, ROBERT TROUP.
To THOMAS EDDY. New York, 2d mo. 14th, 1816. DEAR FRIEND,

By direction of the Governors of the New-York

, I now send the petition, annual report, and
annual account of patients admitted and discharged,
for the year 1815. The House (as customary) will,
on a motion being made for that purpose, order these
documents to be printed. The printed account of
patients will be tedious, and take much time; I
would, therefore, take the liberty to suggest to thee,
to direct the printer to serve each member with the
Petition and Report, immediately as they are printed.
I mention this, as it is important to bring the busi-
ness before the legislature, before other business
crowd on them.

Our cause is a noble one, and I cannot but enter-
tain full confidence, that our application will be
favourably received, and acted on with promptness,