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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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by a sufficient number of keepers, to prevent all con-
versation and improper intercourse. I well know,
from having had four years' experience in our prison,
from 1800 to 1804, that this can effectually be done.
The cells should only be used as a punishment day
and night.

I send thee a report to the legislature of Louisiana

on the plan of a penal code for that state, by my
friend, Edward Livingston of New Orleans, who is,
at present, a member of Congress. I am, very re-
spectfully, and with much esteem,

Thy affectionate friend, THOMAS EDDY.

I received your kind letter by Mr. Dwight

, who is
just the man wanted to engage in the society. His
appointment to the office you mention, can be made
without a doubt, should the seat of the society be
transferred, as it might, and will be, to New York.
I will take care of the business at Washington, on
my return from Boston, a fortnight from this, and will
depend on you, my friend, Doctor Milnor, Doctor Mille-
, Mr. Dwight, and his father, with such others
as will heartily engage in the business, to do what-
ever is necessary to be done, in a way of preparation
in New York. I will correspond with you, if agree-
able, on the subject. If Mr. Dwight spends a con-
siderable part of his time in the business, the society
must compensate him.

The first report of the society, which is in the
press, and will be out the last of this week, and one
hundred sent to Mr. Dwight

and yourself, will be, I
think, a good introduction to the business of the
removal we contemplated. As we have no funds in
our treasury, we are obliged to tax those who receive
the books, and as I am pledged to pay the printer—