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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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kindred dispositions, moved to tears, in first contem-
plating Thomas Eddy

after a certain period of sepa-
ration. We never approached him without expe-
riencing a moral refreshment, analogous to the phy-
sical sensation produced by a pure, elastic, balmy
atmosphere. The same delightful influence is always
shed, in a measure, by veteran, unequivocal, active
virtue; but the artlessness and serenity attending the
source in this instance, the plain dress, the homely
visage, the kindly eye, the chastened tone, and unso-
phisticated reason, caused it to be felt by more minds
with superior force. It is merely justice to add, that
the individuals and circles with whom this philan-
thropist communed and acted in New York, appre-
ciated and honoured his peculiar worth, and will long
praise and cherish his genial memory. All were
alive to that spontaneous and invariable emanation
of goodness which we have just noticed—all must
be aware of its rarity, and regret its loss in any one

The following letter is from his friend, Governor


Albany, 18th Sept. 1827. DEAR MADAM,

Permit me to mingle my tears with you, and to
offer to you and your family my heartfelt sympathies
on the loss of your excellent husband and my inva-
luable friend: a man who was so much known, and
so invariably engaged in doing good, has left a vacancy
which it will be difficult to fill. His usefulness can
be traced to our institutions of reform, education, and

He has followed his excellent coadjutors in the
same glorious cause, Robert Bowne

and John Murray,
to the grave, and I hope to heaven.

I am, truly,
Your friend, DE WITT CLINTON.
To Mrs. EDDY.