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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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of London

, built to accommodate seven hundred
prisoners, and each lodged in a room seven by nine
feet. If this is a fact, I should be much gratified by
having some account of it. My friend William
, some time since, wrote me that it was propo-
sed to build a prison solely for lads under eighteen
years of age, to be called a Reformatory, but I have
not heard if this has been completed.

Our Society for the Prevention of Pauperism

, has
appointed a committee to consider of the present
state of our prisons, &c. The committee will pro-
bably report in a few weeks, when a copy shall be
sent to your society.

I am very sensible of the favour conferred on me
by your society, in electing me an honorary member,
and beg leave to return them my sincere thanks for this
mark of their respect. I shall, with much pleasure,
forward any publications on the subject of prisons,
&c. that may appear to me likely to be interesting to
your society.

I am, with much esteem
Thy assured friend, THOMAS EDDY.
To SAMUEL HOARE, junr. Chairman of the Committee
for the Improvement of Prison Discipline. Albany, 21st November, 1820. MY WORTHY OLD FRIEND,

As you assured me you would write our mutual
friend, Robert Troup

, Esq., of Geneva, as to your
recollection about the old Canal affair, and his con-
formity to the letter I left for you in New York—and
as Troup writes me of the 17th instant, he had not
read it, and his pamphlet is suspended, waiting to
receive it; he is anxious on the subject, and wished
me to say to you, he apprehends you have wrote
by some private person, and that the letter has mis-
carried. lie will thank you to take the trouble to
send him a duplicate, by mail, not doubting from