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the line of Frankstown township to the line of Northumberland county, thence by the same to the corner of Barree township, thence by the line of Barree to the line of Huntington, and thence by the same to the place of beginning, containing township and district for the purpose aforesaid ; which were received and read in Council on the ninth of April last, were read the second time, and an order taken that the districts as above described for the purpose of electing Justices of the Peace, agreeably to act of Assembly passed the twenty-seventh of March, 1784, be and the same are hereby confirmed.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, July 14th, 1789.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.

Samuel Miles, Christopher Kucher, )
Abraham Smith, Amos Gregg,

Esquires.
James Read,
The following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer vizt:

In favor of the Honorable James Read, Esquire, for twenty-soven pounds, in full for bis attendance in Council from the ninth of June until the fourteenth of July, 1789, inclusivt ly.

In favor of John Nicholson, Esquire, for the sum of two hundred pounds, being one quarter's salary due to him as Comptroller General on the thirteenth instant; and for the sum of fifty pounds, for one quarter's salary due to his Clerk on the tenth of this month, agreeably to act of Assembly passed the fourth day of April, 1785.

The fine of ten pounds which wes adjudged to be paid to the use of the State by John Coburne, upon his being convicted at the last Mayor's Court of keeping a tipling house, was remitted, upon his petition and a recommendation accompanying the same.

Upon the second reading of the petition of Arthur French, praying remission of the punishment to which he was sentenced, upon being convicted of a cheat at the last Mayor's Court,

Resolved, That the same be dismissed.

A letter from the President of the United States, dated NewYork, July the ninth, 1789, inclesing an act of Congress of the United States for laying a duty on goods, wares and merchandize, imported into the United States, passed the fourth instant, was received and read, and ordered to be filed.

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PHILADELPHIA, July 15th, 1789, Wednesday.

PRESENT:
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
The Honorable George Ross, Esquire, Vice President.

Samuel Miles, Christopher Kucher, and )
James Read, Abraham Smith, Esquires.

Amos Gregg, The Comptroller General's and Register General's report upon the account of George Gerling, for his pay as a seven months' man in the late army of the United States, amounting to sixteen pounds ten shillings, was read and approved.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Thursday, July 16th, 1789. '

PRESENT:
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.

Samuel Miles, Christopher Kucher, ).
James Read,

Abraham Smith, Esquires. Amos Gregg, Agreeably to the Comptroller General & Register General's report, an order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of John Donnaldson, Esquire, for thirty-eight pounds three shillings and two pence, amount of his account of cash paid for sundry large blank books for keeping a register of the accounts of this Commonwealth, agreeably to act of Assembly passed the twenty-eighth day of March last, and for stationary furnished for the said Register's

office.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Friday, July 17th, 1789.

PRESENT:
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
The Honorable GEORGE Ross, Esquire, Vice President.

Amos Gregg, Christopher Kucher, and
James Read, and Abraham Smith, Esquires.

Samuel Miles, Matthew Irwin, Esquire, Recorder of Deeds for the city and county of Philadelphia, and Master of the Rolls for this Common.

VOL. XVI.-8.

wealth, appeared in Council, and took the oath required by an act of Congress passed the first of June last.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Saturday, July 18th, 1789.

. PRESENT : His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President. The Honorable GEORGE Ross, Esquire, Vice President.

Samuel Miles, Christopher Kucher, and )
James Read, Abraham Smith, ŞEsquires.

Amos Gregg,
Upon application of Samuel Caldwell, Esquire,

Resolved, That the said Samuel Caldwell, during the time he hath acted as Collector of the duty of Tonnage in this commonwealth, he hath executed the several duties of the said office with fidelity and to the satisfaction of the Board.

Upon consideration of the petition and recommendation in favor of James McMurphy, who was convicted at the last Mayor's Court of an assault and battery and sentenced to pay a fine of fifty pounds to the use of the Commonwealth, and to find security for his good behaviour for one year, and it appearing to Council by a letter from the Mayor of the city, that the said James McMurphy has complied with that part of his sentence which requires security for his good behaviour, and that he remains imprisoned for his fine only,

Resolved, That the said fine of fifty pounds be remitted.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Monday, July 20th, 1789.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
The Honorable GEORGE Ross, Esquire, Vice President.

Samuel Miles, Christopher Kucher, 2
Amos Gregg, Abraham Smith, and } Esquires..

James Read, Zebulun Potts, J The Honorable the Chief Justice McKean, Judges Atlee, Rush and Bryan, with the Attorney General, Mr. Bradford, and the Prothonotary of the Supreme Court, Mr. Burd. appeared in Council and

took the oath prescribed by the act of Congress, of the first of June, 1789.

Council Chamber.

PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, July 21st, 1789.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
The Honorable GEORGE Ross. Esquire, Vice President.

Samuel Miles, Christopher Kucher, )
James Read,

Abraham Smith, and Esquires.
Amos Gregg,

Zebulun Potts,

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Wednesday, July 22, 1789.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
The Honorable George Ross, Esquire, Vice President.

Samuel Miles, Christopher Kucher, 7
Amos Gregg,

Abraham Smith, and >Esquires.
James Read,

Zebulun Potts, J
The following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, vizt:

In favor of the Honorable William Augustus Atlee, Esquire, for one hundred and fifty pounds, being one quarter's salary, due to him on the twenty.fifth of June last, as one of the Judges of the Supreme Court. ..

In favor of the Honorable George Ross, Esquire, for one hun. dred and twenty-five pounds, being one quarter's salary due to him as Vice President of the State, ending the fifth of this month.

Upon consideration of the petition of John Wilson, who was attainted of high treason by proclamation of Council, dated the eighth of May, 1778, issued in pursuance of an act of General Assembly dated the sixth day of March, in the same year, praying (for the reasons stated in his petition) that Council would be pleased to grant him à pardon, so far as respects his person only,

Resolved, That the said John Wilson be and he is hereby pardoned.

· Upon consideration of the petition of John Thompson, convicted of a cheat and of an assault and battery, praying remission of the fines to which he was sentenced upon being convicted as aforesaid; and it appearing to Council, by a certificate from the Jailor, that his term of servitude is expired,

Resolved, That the fine of fifteen pounds and of five pounds, which were imposed upon the petitioner, be and the same are here. by remitted.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Thursday, July 23rd, 1789.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN Esquire, President.
The Honorable George Ross, Esquire, Vice President.
James Read,

Abraham Smith,
Amos Gregg,

Zebulun Potts, and Esquires. Christopher Kucher, Samuel Miles, J Upon application of John Hewson, requesting Council to grant him an order for fifty pounds, being the second installinent allowed by act of Assembly passed the twenty.serenth day of March last, to assist him in carrying on his business of callico printing and bleaching within this State, and that Council would be pleased to accept Peter Smallwood as surety for the faithfull application and repayment of the said sum in the time mentioned in the said act,

Resolved, That an order issue in favor of John Hewson for the aforesaid sum of fifty pounds, and that the said Peter Smallwood be accepted as his surety.

A draft of a proclamation, notifying all persons concerned within this State of the necessity of taking the oath required by the act of Congress passed the first day of Jupe last, was laid before the Board, read, and agreed to, as follows, vizt :

Pennsylvania, ss:
By the President and Supreme Executive Council of the Common-

wealth of Fennsylvania :

A PROCLAMATION. WHEREAS, The Constitution of the United States provides that, the members of the several State Legislatures and all Executive and Judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by oath or affirmation to support the said Constitution :

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