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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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ninth year of his age, of paralysis. He, who had
done so much to alleviate the sufferings of others,
was not doomed to suffer much himself. For him
death had no sting and the grave no victory. The
sweet precepts and holy influence of Christianity had
destroyed both.

More than four years previous to Mr. Eddy

's death,
he withdrew himself from the affairs of the New
York Hospital
, as appears by the following note, in
order that the institution might have the benefit of
the services of a younger man.

To the Governors of the New York Hospital. GENTLEMEN,

As the annual election will take place in the
course of this month, it appears to me my duty
respectfully to inform you, that it is my wish not to
be considered as a candidate to serve as one of the
Governors for the ensuing year.

Having now been twenty-eight years engaged in
the service of the Hospital, it is with extreme reluc-
tance that I withdraw myself from any longer taking
a part in the management of its concerns, but I con-
sider it not consistent with the strict rules of pro-
priety, to hold a station that might be filled with
much more usefulness by some other person, not so
advanced in life, and more active than myself.

I am, with sentiments of the greatest respect and

Your sincere friend, THOMAS EDDY. New York, 5th mo. 7th, 1823.

But notwithstanding the fact that he had retired
from the labours of the Hospital

, the Governors had
not forgotten the services of their former President,
and at the next meeting of the Board after his death,
they entered the following resolution on their records:

The Secretary of the New York Hospital

fully informs the family of Thomas Eddy, that at a