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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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ing to thee. I expect shortly a communication from
Cadwallader D. Colden

, Esq., mayor of New York,
on the effects of our present code of penal laws, as
to the increase or diminution of crimes. There is no
person more capable of forming a correct judgment,
and none whose opinions would have more extensive
influence on the minds of our citizens. He has been
a warm friend to the system for many years. As
soon as I get this communication, a copy shall be sent
thee, and also some other materials that I expect to
procure. I am, very truly,

Thy affectionate friend, THOMAS EDDY.
To WILLIAM ROSCOE. Weston, George Town, March 19th, 1819. RESPECTED FRIEND,

I am gratified at the interest you take in our In-
dian concerns, and thank you for your letter of the
3d inst., and for the pamphlet which accompanied it.

I have not yet learned the views of the President,
respecting the application of the 10,000 dollars, ap-
propriated near the close of the late session of Con-
gress, to aid in the business of Indian improvement.
My own opinion is, (and it is only my opinion,) that
it will be applied through the benevolent agencies
which are, or may be, put in operation; and at such
points as it shall be likely to do the most good, ac-
cording to the intentions of the act of Congress.
Those establishments, so it strikes me, will be recog-
nized as most in accordance with this view, that are,
or may be, organized in the Indian country; and
which embrace the two branches of improvement,
implied in letters and the agricultural arts, united
also with a system of moral improvement. This par-
ticular application, it strikes me, will be, as the sum
is, to the number of Indian children taken in by
these liberal associations of men for education. Thus,
if there be ten schools of instruction, for example, in