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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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three thousand five hundred children are regularly
instructed in school learning, and much pains taken
in their religious and moral instruction. The best
school in this city is the African Free School, under
the care of our Abolition Society. They have in this
school from two hundred and fifty to three hundred
children ; besides this, some young women (Friends)
have a first day school for black women. I lately
visited it, and noticed one woman seventy-two years
of age, and another ninety-one!—Including these
schools, and Sunday schools, there are about six hun-
dred people of colour who receive the benefits of edu-
cation in this city.

I should esteem it a particular favour if thou
wouldst send me a number of your last Annual Report
of the British and Foreign School Society, and also
some of the former years. If you have published a
historical account of that society, it would also be
very acceptable.

Inclosed is a letter from Mary Knight

, handed me
by a valuable friend, left open for thy perusal; he
requests thy kind attention to have it safely delivered
as directed.

During the last sitting of our Legislature, I sent to
a member the following resolution, and proposed to
his consideration to offer it to the House of Assembly:

Resolved, If the Hon. the Senate concur therein,
that the Governor be empowered, and he is hereby
empowered, to appoint three discreet and competent
persons, citizens of the state, as Commissioners, for
the purpose of considering what amendments, if any,
are necessary in the existing penal laws, and to de-
vise the best plan for the management of the State
Prisons; and that the Commissioners, so appointed,
after due consideration of all matters and things
relative to the present penal code, report to the next
Legislature, such alterations and amendments of the
existing laws relative to crimes and their punish-
ments, as in their opinion may best conduce to the