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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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true, that at that time, government supposed it would
be for the interest of the Indians of New York

remove to the borders of the Mississippi; but I am
well convinced they have changed their sentiments,
and that now they agree most decidedly with us, that
the Indians ought to remain on their reservations.

We found that Friends

, at their last meeting for
, held in Philadelphia, appointed a commit-
tee to draft a Memorial, which is prepared, and some
Friends in a few days will be appointed to attend
Congress with it. From the representation we made
to them of our kind reception at Washington, and
our urging that we had full confidence in the assu-
rance given to us of the kind disposition of the Presi-
, Calhoun, McKenney, &c., their minds seemed to
be in some degree softened—still they seemed as if
they could not be reconciled to Calhoun's letter to
Ogden. Owing to people coming in, and constantly
interrupting me, it is with difficulty I write, but
thought it was best to give you these hints—you may
consider if it would be proper for you to address a
confidential letter to McKenney, requesting an expla-
nation of Calhoun's letter, and probably our Phila-
Friends prejudices might be removed.

Not time to add, &c. THOMAS EDDY.

P.S. We pressed very earnestly on our Friends

Philadelphia, to forward you such matter, as would
enable you to furnish the committee of Congress the
proofs they required—but we are fearful they will
put it off till the committee goes to Washington. I
hope you will, without delay, further to Southard
your own materials, with what we left with you.

Liverpool, 20th February, 1819. DEAR SIR,

With this you will, I hope, receive two copies of
my promised Treatise on Penal Jurisprudence, and