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The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, February 17th, 1789.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
The Honorable GEORGE Ross, Esquire, Vice President.
Richard Willing, Nathan Dennison,

George Woods,
James Read,

Frederick Watt,
Abraham Smith, John Smilie, and

Esquires.
Christopher Kucher, Zebulun Potts,

William McClay, The report of the committee to whom was referred the letter from Thomas Scott, Esquire, with the proceedings of the General Assembly thereon, was read and adopted as follows, vizt:

Resolved, That the letter from Thomas Scott, Esquire, of the twentieth of January last, together with the proceedings of the General Assembly on the same, be transmitted by the earliest opportunity to the said Thomas Scott, with an intimation that it would be agreeable to Council if he would endeavour to serve during the first session of Congress, or untill his place can be supplied without expence to the State at the next annual election.

Upon consideration of the report of the committee to whom was referred the order of Orphans' Court of the county of Northum.' berland, for granting to the widow of Lemuel Lewis, twelve shillings per month from January, 1781, to the present time,

Resolved, That the direction of the said Orphans' Court cannot be complied with, it appearing by the Comptroller General's report that the said Samuel Lewis, was not in actual service at the time of his death.

The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Wednesday, February 18th, 1789.

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

Samuel Miles, Frederick Watts,
James Read,

Abraham Smith,
Amos Gregg, George Woods,
Richard Willing, Zebulun Potts,

SEsquires.
Christopher Kucher, Nathan Dennison,

William Maclay, John Smilie,
The following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, vizt:

In favor of Francis Bailey, for ninety-four pounds four shillings and six pence, in full of his account for advertiseing in the Freemap's Journal, the tax lists of non-seated lands in the counties of Bucks, Bedford, Franklin, Fayette, and Huntingdon, for the years 1787 and 1788, according to the Comptroller General's report.

In favor of John Biddle, for eighty-five pounds five sbilliogs and three, amount of his account for rations supplied the Invalid Guard, in the month of November and December, 1788, and January, 1789, accordivg to the Comptroller General's report. .

In favor of Captain John Smith, for fourteen pounds five shil. lings, payable out of the monies arising from militia fines in the county of Chester, being amount of an account of pay due to Lieutenant and three privates of his company of Chester county mili. tia, for militia service in September, 1781, according to the Comptroller General's report.

On motion, Resolved, That tomorrow Council will take into consideration the case of Charles Read, now confined in the jail of this city under sentence of death, for murder.

Upon the second reading of the petition and recommendation in favor of Matthew Hare, of Montgomery county, praying remission of the fine of ten pounds, which has been imposed upon him by the Court of Quarter Sessions of the said county, upon his being convicted of fornication, ...

Ordered, That the said fine be remitted..

The several fines adjudged to be paid to the use of the Com· monwealth by James Spence, James Murphy, and John Gibbons, .now confined in the jail of the city and county of Philadelphia for larceny; and the fine of David Griffiths, confined in the same jail for an assault and battery, were also remitted upon their several petitions.

Petitions from John Lovely, Michael Rinn and Jacob Drayer, now confined in the jail of this city, praying remission of their fines and punishment at hard labour, to be released from confinement; and also a petition from the Invalid Guards, praying that Captain McLean may be restored to the command of the said Guard, were read the second time and dismissed.

A petition from Messieurs Brown and Shortall, praying Council to grant them an order for forty-four pounds three shillings and one penny, payable out of the money which is said to be due to the children of Captain William Shippen, to pay them for lumber furnished to the guardian of the said children, for their use, was read the second time; and thereupon

Resolved, That Council cannot grant the prayer of the said peti. tion, and that the petitioners haye leave to withdraw the same.

Petitions from Thomas McCormick and Thomas Jones, disabled soldiers, late of the army of the United States, stating their distressed situation and praying Council to grant them some relief, were read and referred to the Comptroller General to report thereon..

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Petitions from William Augustus Patterson, late of the said army, and from George Palmer, late of the State Navy, praying relief, were read; and on consideration

Resolved, That Council cannot grant to the petitioners the relief prayed for, and that they have leave to withdraw their petitions.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Thursday, February 19th, 1789.

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

Samuel Miles, Abraham Smith,
Jame Read,

George Woods,
Richard Willing, John Smilie,
Amos Gregg,

Christopher Kucher >Esquires.
Frederick Watt, Zebulun Potts, and

William Maclay, Nathan Depoison, j . Council took into consideration the case of Charles Read, con. victed of murder at the last Court of Oyer and Terminer and General Jail Delivery, held in the city of Pbiladelpnia for the county of Philadelphia, and now confined in the jail of the said county under sentence of death for the said crime, and the transcript of the record of his conviction being read, it was thereupon

Resolved, That a warrant issue under the lesser seal, command. ing the Sheriff of the said county to execute the sentence of the . said court upon him the said Charles Read, on Saturday the twenty

eighth of this present month, at the usual place of execution.

The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Saturday, February 20th, 1789.

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

Samuel Miles, Abraham Smith, .)
Amos Gregg, George Woods,
Richard Willing, John Smilie,
James Read,
Christopher

SEsquires.
William Maclay, Zebulun Potts, and
Frederick Watt, Nathan Dennison,

The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Saturday, February 21st, 1989.

PRESENT:
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
Honorable Samuel Miles, Abraham Smith, 7

Amos Gregg, George Woods,
Richard Willing, John Smilie,
James Read, Christopher Kucher, ?
William Maclay, Zebulun Potts,

Frederick Watt, An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Hon. orable James Read, Esquire, for forty-seven pounds five shillings, in full of his account for attendance in Council from the twentieth day of December, 1788, untill February the twenty-first, 1789, inclusively.

Upon consideration of the report of the committee to whom was referred the petition from Colonel Christian Febiger, of the third instant, praying Council to direct the Treasurer to discount the sum of one hundred and twelge pounds thirteen shillings and two pence, out of interest due to him upon his certificates, to pay a ballance due by him to the State upon his quarterly account, as Auctioneer of the Northern Liberties.

Resolved, That it would be improper for this Board to grant the request of Colonel Febiger, contained in the said petition.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Monday, February 23rd, 1789.

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

Samuel Miles, Abraham Smith,
James Read,

George Woods,
Amos Gregg,

John Smilie,
Frederick Watt,

Christopher Kucher. > Esquires.
William Maclay, Zebulun Potts, and

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

In favor of the Honorable Tench Coxe, Esquire, for ninety pounds, in full for his attendance as a Delegate from this State to Congress untill the sixteenth of this month, inclusively.

And in favor of the Honorable Richard Peters, Esquire, and Mr. John Curwen for three pounds, in full of their account of cash advanced by them to Nathan Gibson and B. Cochran, for surveying Jones's lane, agreeably to instructions from Council dated July the nineteenth, 1788.

The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, February 24th, 1789.

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

Samuel Miles, George Woods,
James Read, John Smilie,
Richard Willing, Frederick Watt,
Abraham Smith, Christopher Kucher, ì

Esquires.

* Zebulun Potts, Nathan Dennison, and

William Maclay, Amos Gregg, Upon consideration of the report of the Committee to whom were referred the several applications for payments of rewards for apprehending Luzerne county rioters,

Resolved, That an order be drawn upon the Treasurer in favor. of Matthias Hollenback, for the sum of five hundred dollars, being the amount of the several rewards offered by Proclamation of Coun. cil, dated the eighth day of July last, for apprehending Aaron Killburn, Joseph Killburn, Zebulun Cady, Nathan Abbott and Benjamin Abbott, to be by him paid to the several persons concerned in taking the said rioters according to their several shares therein.

Resolved, That no reward be paid for apprehending Darius Parks.

On motion, Resolved, That the representation of Mr. Woods, relative to the conduct of the Surveyor General in depriving him of part of his district, be sent to the Surveyor General.

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