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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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I have paid all the past expenses of the society to a
considerable amount, I must ask the favour of your
direction and influence, with the exertions of Mr.

, who will do the business to dispose of these
one hundred pamphlets, and more, if wanted, at the
price mentioned (twenty-five cents,) and to remit me
the amount for the printer. This report will give
information of the nature, objects, and operations of
the society, and should, therefore, be in the hands of
men who have right feelings on the subject—particu-
larly all the members (ex-officio) of the society—the
clergy of all denominations—officers of Colleges, and
of religious and benevolent institutions, &c. I must
leave this distribution to you, my friend, to direct,
and Mr. Dwight to execute. On this particular sub-
ject, I wish to meet a letter at my house, from you,
on my return, say 4th June. The way we have
done here, is to open a subscription—subscribers to
put down the number of copies they will take; a
number here take twenty, and down to four. Such
a paper, headed by Governor Clinton, is in circulation
through your city. As soon as the reading of this
report shall have informed the influential men of
your city, we will then, if thought advisable, by
those of you who are on the ground, move in the
business of the transfer of the seat of the society.

I have written in much haste, being on the wing
for Boston.

I am, very truly and affectionately,
Your sincere friend, J. MORSE.
To Mr. THOMAS EDDY, New York.

P.S. When all matters are ripe for action, I may
make another short trip to your city.

Mr. Dwight

can help us much in his paper, in the
proposed transfer, and in the sale and circulation of
the report. Will you confer with him on the sub-
ject; and with my son, Editor of the New York
Observer? I have not time to write them.