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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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valuable good stone, but it may not be of a suitable
or handsome quality, to make a good face for the
front or outside walls; if so, I was thinking we may
put on a coat of rough cast, or plaster—this has been
done on some of our public buildings, but, in some
instances, it is apt to peel, or fall off, owing (likely)
to severe frosts, or the want of knowing how to make
a strong and good cement. In the north of Europe

and, I believe, in England, they make a plaster that
would stand our climate, and would answer the pur-
pose effectually. I have been told they mix tarras,
(which we have imported from Amsterdam,) or
Welsh lime, that is considerably exported from Bris-
. If thou could procure for me a receipt, from
some distinguished mechanic, to make a suitable plas-
ter that would answer the purpose, it might very
much serve us, and I should esteem it as a particular
favour. It is not probable we shall do more this
year, than lay the foundation of the building. The
remarks in thy letter to me, and thy work, entitled,
Hints on the construction of Lunatic Asylums, will
very much assist us in forming our plan, and when
this is drawn, and concluded on, I propose sending
thee a copy, in hopes thou wilt furnish us with thy
observations for our government in improving of it.

If any thing farther occurs to thee, that would pro-
bably improve our plan, or aid us in executing it, I
should be much obliged by thy communications.
Do be pleased to present my wife's love, in the most
affectionate manner, in which I most heartily unite,
to Ann Alexander, and very particularly to our be-
loved friends, Lindley Murray

and wife. I send
thee the last Report of our Hospital.—Lindley Murray
would be pleased to peruse it.

I am, thy affectionate friend, THOMAS EDDY.