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arising from militia fines in the said county, being a ballance due to him upon this account.
James McCalmont was appointed and commissionated a Justice of the Peace and of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the county of Franklin, upon a return made according to law from the district of the townsbip of Letterkenny.
Upon the petition of Abraham Keebner, of the county of Montgomery, and a recommendation from the Justices of the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace of the said county, for remission of the five of ten pounds to which he was sentenced by the said Court, upon being convicted of fornication and bastardy,
Resolved, That the said fine be remitted.
A letter from his Excellency the President of the United States, of the twenty-first instant, inclosing the following acts of Congress, vizt:
An Act for establishing the salaries of the executive officers of Government, with their assistants and clerks.
An Act to provide for the safe keeping of the acts, records, and seal of the United States, and for other purposes; and An Act to suspend part of an act entituled An Act to regulate the collection of the duties imposed on the toppage of ships and vessels, and on goods, wares and merchandizes imported into the United States, and for other purposes, was received and read, and a letter was written by the President of this Board to the President of the United States, acknowledging the receipt of the said letters and enclosures.
On motion, Resolved, That Friday next at ten o'clock in the forenoon, be appointed for a hearing upon the claim of Anthony Cuthbert and Nicholas Young, to certain lots in the city of Philade! phịa, under old rights, and that the Attoruey General and Land Officers be requested to attend.
Upon application of Colonel Lewis Nichola for the pardon of Catharine Miller and Sarah Goodman, now confined in the work house of this city for larceny, and the said Colonel Nicbola baviog given a certificate of their good behaviour while in bis custody, and informed Council that a respectable farmer would, if they were released, take them to Franklin county, it was
Resolved, That the said Catharine Miller and Sarah Goodman be and they are hereby pardoned
A certificate from the Justices of the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace in the county of Westmoreland, that the dipl. sion of the district of Mount Pleasant, in the said county, for ti purpose of electing Justices of the Peace is become proper and a be useful, which was received and read on the seventh day of red. ruary lagt, was this day read the second time, and an order taken that the division of the said district by the said Court for the pura pose aforesaid, be and the same is hereby confirmed.
PHILADELPHIA, Thursday, September 24th, 1789.
Samuel Edie, and
Richard Willing, John Baird, Samuel Edmiston, Esquire, who was, on the twenty-second instant, appointed Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas of the county of Mifflin, now offered the Honorable George Woods and Hugh Davidson, Esquircs, as sureties for his faithfull discharge of the duties of the said office according to law, and they were ac. cepted by Council.
Samuel Edmiston, Esquire, was commissionated Register of the Probate of Wills and granting letters of administration and Recorder of Deeds in and for the county of Mifflin, agreeably to an appointment of him to those offices by the General Assembly on the twenty third instant, a certificate of which appointment was this day laid before Council.
On motion, Resolved, That a dedimus potestatum bo now issued and directed to Samuel Edmiston, Prothonotary, General James Potter, and William Brown, Esquire.
On motion, Resolved, That to-morrow be assigned for the consideration of the case of John Jones, Esquire, Health Officer.
Upon the second reading of the letter from Colonel William Henry, Lieutenant of the city and liberties of Philadelphia, containing an estimate of the expence that will attend the exercise of the militia of the city and liberties on the ensuing muster days, and requesting Council to grant him an order on the Treasurer for the sum of one hundred and seventy-eight pounds, the amount thereof, and also for the sum of two bundred pounds, on account of his pay as Lieutenant,
Resolved, That two orders be drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the said Colonel William Henry, the one for one hundred and seventy-eight pounds, the amount of the said estimate, and the other for two bundred pounds, on account of his pay as Lieutenant, both payable out of the monies arising from militia fines in the said city and liberties, and for which the said Lieutenant is to be aceountable.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Friday, September 25th, 1789.
Samuel Miles, Nathan Dennison,
Zebulun Potts, and
In favor of the Honorable Thomas McKean, Esquire, for two bundred and fifty, being one quarter's salary due to him as Chief Justice of this State on the twenty-fifth instant.
In favor of Mr. John Adlum, for one hundred and seventy-five pounds eight shillings and eight pence, being in full of bis account of expences in laying out and surveying four tracts of land, reserved by this State, at the mouth of French creek, at Fort Le Beauf, Presque Isle, and the mouth of Conewango, the said sum payable agreeably to resolution of the General Assembly of the twenty-third instant, out of the fund appropriated for claims and improvements.
In favor of Alexander Graydon and Joseph Hubley, Esquires, for the sum of fifteen pounds four shillings and six pence, being the amount of their expences in going to the town of Huntingdon, to invest the charges exhibited against Lazarus Brown McLene, Esquire, for misconduct in his office of Prothonotary of the county of Huntingdon, and returning home, under an appointment of Council, dated the twenty-second of September, 1788.
In favor of Frederick Sneider, for thirty pounds eighteen shillings, amount of his account for attendance as Doorkeeper upon the Donation Land Office from the third of November, 1788, untill the thirteenth of September, 1789, being ten months and nine days, payable out of the monies received on account of the State during that time for surveying fees.
Upon the petition of Robert Lollar, Register of Wills and Recorder of Deeds in the county of Montgomery,
Resolved, That he be appointed and commissionated a Justice of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the said county.
A petition from William Long, praying remission of the fine of fifteen pounds which has been imposed upon bim by the last Mayor's Court, upon being convicted of an assault and battery upon his apprentice boy, in the office of the Mayor, when brought to answet to a complaint for ill treatment, was received and read, together with a recommendation of him from the Mayor and bis associates, and from a number of respectable citizens, by which it appears that the petitioner is in indigent circunstances and has a large family to support; it was thereupon,
Resolved, To remit the said fine.
The Comptroller and Register General's report upon the account of George Dougherty, for a rifle gun taken from him in the year 1777, for the use of the militia in actual service at Fort Freeland, valued at three pounds ten shillings, was read and approved.
A resolution of the General Assembly of the twenty-third instant, transmitting a petition of the Faculty of the University for a continuation of the privilege of ringing the State House bell at stated hours for collecting the students, and referring the same to Council to take order thereon, was received and read.
Council taking the same into consideration, it was
Resolved, That the Faculty of the University have permission to ring the State House bell for convening the students at the stated hours, after the present sessions of Assembly is closed.
The Attorney General attended agreeably to notice given him on the twenty-third instant, and informed Council that he has not. had sufficient opportunity of examining the several claims of An. . thony Cuthbert and Nicholas Young to certain city lots, and requesting that their papers might be delivered to him, and a short time allowed him to cousider of them. The papers were accordingly put into his hands, and it was agreed to resume the business to-morrow at ten o'clock.
The Comptroller and Register General's report upon the account of Robert Laughlin, for smith's work done at Fort Preservation or Ligonier, in the year 1777, by order of Thomas Galbraith, amounting to ten pounds six shillings and eight pence, was read and approved.
Agreeably to the minute of yesterday, Council proceeded to the further consideration of the case of John Jones, Esquire, Health Officer, when the complaint of the Merchants was read, together with Mr. Jones's defence, and a report of a committee of Council on the subject. After some time spent in debate, it was
Resolved, That the opinion of the Attorney General be taken with respect to the extent of the duties or powers of the Health Officer, so far as relates to visiting of vessels, and to his fees for visiting, and that this opinion be requested of him by a committee of Council to consist of four members. The members chosen were
Mr. Vice President, Colonel Miles, Mr. Smilie and Mr. Smith. The further consideration of this business was postponed until tomorrow.
The Council' met.
Samuel Miles, Frederick Watt,
John Smilie, Nathan Dennison, is A letter from the Surveyor General, requesting Council to approve his appointment of James Harris to be Deputy Surveyor of the county of Mifflin, was received and read, and an order taken that, agreeably to the act of. Assembly passed the eighth of April, 1785, the said appointment of the Surveyor General be and the same is hereby approved.
An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honor. able George Bryan, Esquire, for one hundred and fifty, being one quarter's salary due to him on the twenty.fifth instant, as one of the Judges of the Supreme Court, according to the Comptroller and Register General's reports.
Returns of militia officers for the second and fifth battalions of the county of Berks, and the first and second battalions of the county of Huntingdon, were laid before Council and read, and commissions directed to issue agreeably thereto.
The Committee appointed to consult the Attorney General on the fees payable to the Health Officer, laid before the Board his opinion in writing.
On motion, Resolved, That on Monday next, at ten o'clock, Council will go into the appointment of a Prothopotary of the county of Delaware.
Council resumed the consideration of the complaint against John Jones, Esquire, Health Officer; and on the question as stated yes. terday, Hath Mr. Jones exacted the fee of twenty shillings in any instances not warranted by law? being put, it was determined in the affirmative.