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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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Schenectady, November 8, 1819. MY GOOD FRIEND,

I have thought much on the great subjects talked
over at our late interesting and very pleasant inter-
view at your house. I have since conversed with
many distinguished gentlemen in your city, on board
the steam boat, and in the city of Albany

, particu-
larly with the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and
Mr. Van Rensselaer, (the Patroon)—all enter very
heartily into our views. The Governor, and Mr. Van
, are both going in a few days to New
, on a visit of several weeks. I expect to meet
them there. They will be pleased to have a con-
ference with you on the subjects which interests us,
and them also. The Governor suggested the idea of
having a meeting, after my return to your city, of a
number of gentlemen, who are like minded with our-
selves, and of intelligence and influence, to confer on
the best measures to ripen our plans, and to carry
them into effect. Mr. Van Rensselaer will be present,
and will probably be willing to go on to Washing-
this winter, and aid in effecting our purposes
there, particularly in forming a new association
which you suggested, of all denominations, to do
every thing for the Indians, except introducing parti-
cular religious instruction. This plan, I think, will
take. I think I shall make an effort to go myself
to Washington, and hope, by all means, you, my
friend, will calculate to go—and then we shall feel
strong. The object is a great and good one, and
worthy a great effort. It opens here very auspicious-
ly, and I am full of hope.

I write after the fatigues of the day, in the bustle of
a public house—but I will make no farther apology.

With kind regard to your good family, believe me,
very sincerely,

Your friend, JEDEDIAH MORSE.