Header img
Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

Page out of 347

cution to an Indian constable, for debts under ten
dollars, &c. This act you may find in the revised
laws of New-York

, passed 1813. (See 2d vol. page 160.)
You may, likely, meet with it at the Mayor's office,
or with some lawyer in your city.

We are your affectionate friends, THOMAS EDDY.
And for SAMUEL PARSONS, by his request,
R. R. LAWRENCE. New York, 4th mo. 9th, 1817. MY DEAR FRIEND,

I return thee my most sincere and warmest thanks
for thy kind letter and valuable pamphlets, sent me
by Dr. Francis

, and should, before this time, have
made my acknowledgments for these favours, had I
met with a suitable opportunity of a person by whom
I could have sent some tracts.

I have the pleasure to state, that at Hartford

, in
Connecticut, they have formed a valuable and exten-
sive establishment for instructing the deaf and dumb,
which has been aided by their legislature, and con-
siderable subscriptions of private individuals of that
State, and citizens of this and other adjoining
States. The Institution is to be under the superin-
tendance and management of my friend, Gallaudet,
who will have, as an assistant, a Frenchman who is
deaf and dumb, and who was a professor, several
years, in the institution at Paris. Nothing of the
kind exists in any other part of the United States;
and, in my opinion, the Hartford establishment will
be sufficient to serve all the states north of Pennsyl-

Among the many philanthropic institutions with
which your country abounds, there is none that ap-
pears to me more likely to be useful than saving
banks. They are certainly most admirably calculated
to be beneficial to the poor, by promoting amongst