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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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intended for publication in this magazine, will pro-
bably shortly appear. He was a member of the New

Historical Society, and, in 1816, was elected to
a similar honour in the Literary and Philosophical
Society of New York. To this latter association he
communicated an interesting memoir on the geogra-
phy of Africa. That unfortunate mariner, Captain
James Riley
, the narrative of whose sufferings has
awakened so large a portion of public attention, had
applied to Mr. Eddy to draw for him a map of part
of Africa. This gave Mr. Eddy the occasion of
examining the different accounts that had been pub-
lished by different- travellers, on African geography;
and, without passing sentence of condemnation on
any writer for wilful misrepresentations, he gives
due credit to the statement of Captain Riley. Captain
has, indeed, been pronounced a loose writer by
an anonymous reviewer; but the testimonies to his
worth and veracity are most respectable, and, be-
sides, he is subject to the evidence of living witnesses.
It cannot be denied, that his work contains most
important views of interior Africa; and it is grati-
fying to observe, that a gentleman possessed of the
talents and learning of Hugh Murray, Esq., should,
in his enlarged edition of Leyden's Historical Account
of Discoveries and Travels in Africa, pay the tribute
of high regard to our American narrator.

Enough has been said to show, that the strongest
principle of action in John H. Eddy

, was the laud-
able desire to be useful; that he was superior to
making a trade of liberal pursuits, and generous in
pecuniary matters, is admitted by those to whom he
was best known. To conclude this hasty sketch, it
is unfortunately too frequently our lot, to lament the
seemingly untimely departure of aspiring genius and
worth; but it may confidently be said, seldom could
our regret and lamentation be more feelingly be-
stowed, than on the subject of this brief memorial.
Time and talents have rarely been more constantly