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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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interest themselves in the promotion of these most
important and benevolent plans.

Accept, once more, my sincere thanks for your kind
attentions, and believe me, with the most grateful
respect and attachment, Dear Sir,

Your faithful friend,
And humble fellow-labourer, W. ROSCOE.
To Mr. THOMAS EDDY, New York. New York, 8th mo. 9th, 1819. ESTEEMED FRIEND,

I duly received thy kind favour, dated 20th Febru-
ary, accompanied with two copies of thy Treatise on
Penal Jurisprudence, &c., which were truly accept-
able; and, from a careful perusal of the work, am
well satisfied it will be extensively useful in your
country, and also in the United States. I had some
expectation that an edition would have been printed
here, but in this have I been disappointed. If a few
copies could be sent by Robinson, bookseller, Liver-

, to James Eastburn & Co., booksellers in this
city, they might be readily sold, and I am well satis-
fied would be of great use, as they would, no doubt,
be generally read by the members of our legislature,
at their next session in January. The subject relating
to the affairs of our penitentiary system, &c., will
then be before them. The success of the establish-
ments in Boston, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Baltimore,
and, I believe, in Virginia, has been equal to the
warmest expectations of our friends; but, in this
state, every thing has been sadly mismanaged for
some years past. In Pennsylvania, a prison is build-
ing, calculated to lodge each convict in a separate
room, and I am in hopes we shall have one erected
on this plan in this state. I am satisfied, that until
our prisons are all so built, we shall never have the
system pei feet. My sentiments on this are fully men-
tioned in the first letter I had the pleasure of address-