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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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magistrate, exerted myself to the utmost to check the
progress of this crying evil, by suppressing liquor
shops; but, as those licensed to sell ale and beer, or
porter, are also entitled to retail spirits, the task
became extremely difficult. In this country it is a
productive source of revenue. Referring you to our
mutual good friend for further particulars, I remain
always, with the most genuine regard,

My dear sir,
Yours, very affectionately and sincerely, P. COLQUHOUN.
To Mr. THOMAS EDDY, New York. New York, 6th mo. 7th, 1818. DEAR FRIEND,

I have to acknowledge the receipt of thy ac-
ceptable favour of 3d mo. 5th, which has been com-
municated to the Board of Trustees of our Free
School Society
. They were highly pleased with the
care and attention of the British and Foreign Society,
in procuring a person, by thy account, so suitably
qualified to take charge of the schools under their
care, as Charles Picton. We hope he is now on his
passage to this country, and that he will soon be with
us. Our annual report is now printing, and I hope
to get a copy in time to send thee by this opportunity.
We have just established a third school near this city,
of about two hundred scholars, and we are about
erecting a school house, (No. 4,) to accommodate six
hundred, so that at the close of this year the Society
will have under their charge about two thousand
children. The system is spreading in a most remark-
able manner in every part of this state, and indeed
very generally through the United States. The slave
states are much behind all others in every thing that
relates to religious or moral improvements. The
Sunday School Society in this city have succeeded
in a most wonderful manner. They have thirty-six
schools open every first day, and in the whole about