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Mr. Miles, Mr. Smith, Mr. Dennison, Mr. Woods, and Mr. Redick, were appointed a committee to confer with a committee of the General Assembly and the Judges of the Supreme Court, on the case of John Franklin a state prisoner in the jail of this city.

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Lewis Nichola, Esquire, for thirty-nine pounds seven shillings and six pence, being one month's pension due to the Invalid Guard, according to the Comptroller General's report and an act of Assembly, dated the twenty-second day of September, 1785.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Wednesday, March 4th, 1789.

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

Abraham Smith,
James Read,

David Redick,
Amos Gregg,

George Woods, {
Richard Willing, John Smilie, and

Esquires.
Christopher Kucher, Zebulun Potts,

Frederick Watts,
The following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, vizt:

In favor of Frederick Antes, Esquire, of Northumberland county, for the sum of two pounds twelve shillings and four pence, State money of the emission of April, 1781, and the sum of fourteen pounds two shillings, of the last emission of paper money, being the ballance due upon the settlement of his accounts as late Treasurer of the said county, according to the Comptroller General's report.

In favor of Edward Burd, Esquire, Prothonotary of the Supreme Court, for the sum of seven pounds, being the expences of the Hon. orable Judge Atlee in coming to and returning from a Supreme Court and a Court of Oyer and Terminer and General Jail Delivery, held at Philadelphia in January last, according to the certificate of the Judges of the Supreme Court, dated the fifth day of Febru. ary last.

In favor of Lord Butler, Esquire, Sheriff of the county of Luzerne, for ten pounds twelve shillings, amount of his account for Sheriff's. fees and expences for carrying John Franklin a State prisoner from Easton, in the county of Northampton, to Wyoming, in the county of Luzerne, and for bringing him back to Easton.

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In favor of James Elliott, for the sum of four pounds ten shillings, amount of his account for boarding John Franklin, a State prisoner, in the month of February, 1789, according to the Comptroller General's report.

Upon consideration of the petition and recommendation in favor of William Jones, for remission of the fine to the Commonwealth and the punishment at hard labour to which he has been sentenced by the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace of the county of Washington, upon being convicted of larceny,

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioner be granted.

Upon the petition of John Tate, convicted in the county of Bedford, of an assault and battery upon a certain Samuel Crossan, ju. nior, and Thomas Crossan, of the county aforesaid, praying remission of the fines of twenty pounds and two pounds ten shillings to which he has been sentenced for the said offence,

Resolved, That the fine aforesaid be remitted.

A petition from William Price, praying Council to direct the settlement of the account of Jacob Rudolph for the pay of his company of Chester county militia, for militia services in 1777, was read anıl referred to the Comptroller General to report thereon.

The Comptroller General's report upon the several petitions of Thomas McCormick and Thomas Jones, disabled soldiers late of the army of the United States, were received and read, and on consideration it was,

Resolved, That Council cannot grant the relief prayed for, and that the said Thomas McCormick and Thomas Jones have leave to withdraw their several petitions.

The petition of Mary Blair, of Cumberland county, praying Council to direct that the order which she received upon the militia fines of said county may be made payable out of the common treasury, was read; and thereupon,

Resolved, That the prayer of said petition cannot be granted, and that the petitioner have leave to withdraw the sanie.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Thursday, March 5th, 1789.

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

George Woods,
James Read,

John Smilie, : '
Amos Gregg,

Zebulun Potts,
Christopher Kucher, Nathan Dennison, ?

n. Esquires.
Abraham Smith, David Redick, and

Richard Willing, Frederick Watts, J. A petition from Henry Ream, Deputy Surveyor of a district of the county of Lancaster, praying that the townships of Bart, Little Britain, Drumore, Lancaster, Manor and Conestogoe, may be annexed to his district, was read, and an order taken that the said petition be referred to the Surveyor General to take order thereon.

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The Council met. ..

PHILADELPHIA, Friday, March 6th, 1789.

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

Samuel Miles, Christopher Kucher, )
Richard Willing, George Woods,
James Read,

Zebulun Potts,

Nathan Dennison,
Amos Gregg,

ŞEsquires.
Frederick Watt, John Smilie, and

Abraham Smith, David Redick,
The committee to whom was referred the account and vouchers
of Evan Owen, for the expence of opening and clearing the Nesco.
peck road, delivered in a report, which was read, and on motion
and by special order, the same was read the second time, and adopted,
as follows, vizt :

The committee to whom was referred tbe account of Evan Owen, beg leave to report:

That it appears to your committee that Council, by their act of April the seventh, 1787, did appoint Evan Owen to mark the best rout for the public road provided for by act. of Assembly of the twenty-ninth day of March, in the same year, intituled "An Act for opening a road between the river Susquehanna, at the falls of

Nescopeck, and the Lehigh, at or near the Union Sawmill.” That it further appears by act of Council of June the twenty-third, 1788, that the said Evan Owen was appointed to open the said road,"leading from the falls of Nescopeck to the Lehigh, to be made sixty feet wide; that it further appears, that one hundred and fifty pounds only has been appropriated by law for the purposes aforesaid, and that the account of the said Evan Owen amounts to two hundred and thirty-one pounds fourteen shillings and seven pence, a difference of eighty-one pounds fourteen sbil. lings and seven pence; therefore your committee recommend the following resolution :

Resolved, That the account of Evan Owen, with the vouchers and extracts of the several acts of Council relative thereto, be transmitted to the Honorable General Assembly. . i Upon consideration of the report of the committee to whom was referred the petition of the members of Assembly from the county of Northampton, praying that Thomas Harman might be removed from the offices of Justices of the Peace and Justice of the Court of Common Pleas,

Resolved, That the prayer of the said petition cannot be complied with.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Saturday, March 7th, 1789.

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

Samuel Miles, Chris. Kucher,
James Read, Zebulun Potts,
Amos Gregg, John Smilie,
Frederick Watt, David Redick,

ŞEsquires.
Abraham Smith, Nathan Dennison, and i
George Woods, Richard Willing,

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The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Monday, March 9th, 1789.

PRESENT :
His Excellency 'THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire President.

Samuel Milęs, Christopher Kucher,
James Read, John Smilie,
Frederick Watt, David Redick,

Esquires.
Amos Gregg, Nathan Dennison,
A brabam Smith, Richard Willing, and

George Woods, Zebulun Potts, Mr. Dennison laid before the Board an account of sundry articles of necessary cloathing furnished to John Franklin, a State prisoner, agreeably to the minute of the seventh instant, amounting to four pounds sixteen sbillings; which being read, an order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Mr. Dennison, for the said sum, to enable him to pay for the said cloathing.

The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, March 10th, 1789.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.

Samuel Miles, Christopher Kucher,
James Read, Zebulun Potts,
Amos Gregg, John Smilie,
David Redick,

ŞEsquires.
Frederick Watt,
Abrabam Smith, Nathan Dennison, and

George Woods, Richard Willing, Agreeably to the Comptroller General's reports, the following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, vizt :

In favor of Messrs. Dunlap and Claypoole, for the sum of sixtythree pounds fifteen shillings and four pence, amount of their account for printing done for Council, and for stationary and news. papers, furnished for their use between the eighth day of January and December seventeenth, 1788.

In favor of William Bradford, Junior, for two hundred and twenty-nine pounds three shillings and four pence, being eleven months' salary as Attorney General of the State, from the thirtyfirst day of March, 1788, till the first of Marsh, 1789.

Upon consideration of the report of the Committee to whom it was referred to ascertain the value of the lots in the reserved tract of land opposite Pittsburgh, occupied by Daniel Elliott,

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