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The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Thursday, August 13th, 1789.

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

James Read, Abraham Smith,
Amos Gregg,

Richard Willing, and \ Esquires.
Samuel Miles, Zebulun Potts,

John Cannon, Upon consideration of a respectable recommendation in favor of Josiah Matlack, of the township of Lower Dublin, in the county of Philadelphia, for remission of the fine of ten pounds, payable to the use of the Commonwealth, to which he was sentenced at a Court of Oyer and Terminer and General Jail Delivery, held at Philadelphia on the twentieth of July last, upon his being convic. ted of destroying a receipt for taxes paid by John Waggover, with an intention to defraud him, the said Waggoner,

Resolved, That the said fine of ten pounds imposed upon the said Josiah Matlack, be remitted, agreeably to the prayer of his petition and the said recommendation.

A petition from Peter Shaw, of Cumberland county, who was convicted of an assault and battery at a Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace held for the said county, on the twenty-first of July last, and sentenced by the said Court to pay to the use of the Commonwealth a fine of seven pounds ten shillings, stating that he is unable to pay the said fine, and praying that Council would be pleased to remit the same, was received and read, together with a certificate from the Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas of the said county, that the said Peter Sbaw bath applied to the said Court for the benefit of the act for relief of insolvent debtors; it was thereupon Resolved, That the said fipe be remitted.

A petition from James Mullen, of Chester county, accompanied by a recommendation in his favor, was read, and an order was taken that the fine due to the State, and the punisbment at hard labor to which he was sentenced by a Court of General Quarter Sessions and Jail Delivery, held on the twenty-sixth of May last for the county aforesaid, upon being convicted of larceny, be remitted..

On motion, Resolved, That to-morrow be assigned for going into the appointment of a President of the Court of General Quarter Sessions. of the Peace and Jail Delivery, and Orphans' Court of the county of Philadelphia, and of the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace and Jail Delivery of the county of Bucks.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Friday, August 14th, 1789.

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

John Cannon,
Amos Gregg,

Zebulun Potts,
Samuel Miles,

Richard Willing, and
Christopher Kucher, Frederick Watts, (this
Abraham Smith,

day returned.) A letter from the President of the United States, dated the elevepth instant, inclosing the following acts of Congress, vizt :

An Act to provide for the government of the territory northwest of the river Ohio. 1

An Act for the establishment and support of light houses, beacons, buvys, and public piers.

An Act to establish an Executive Department, to be denominated the Department of War; and likewise a duplicate of an act for settling the accounts between the United States and individual States, 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 letter and acts of Congress aforesaid.

Agreeably to the minute of yesterday, Council proceeded to the appointment of a President of the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace and Jail Delivery and of the Orphans' Court in the county of Philadelphia, and also a President of the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace and Jail Delivery of the county of Bucks, in the room of Edward Shippen and Henry Wynkoop, Esquires, resigned; when Enoch Edwards, Esquire, of the county of Philadelphia, and John Barclay, Esquire, of the county of Bucks, were unanimously elected.

The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Saturday, August 15th, 1789.

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

Samuel Miles, Richard Willing,
James Read,

Christopher Kucher,
Abraham Smith, Zebulun Potts, and ? Esquires.
John Cannon,

Frederick Watts, J A memorial and representation from many respectable citizens of Philadelphia, containing a complaint against John Jones, Esquire, Health Officer, for misconduct in his office, and praying his removal from office, was read; and thereupon; Mr. Miles, Mr. Willing, Mr. Cannon, Mr. Smith, and Mr. Read were appointed a committee to hear the memorialists and the Health Officer relative to the said complaint, and report their proceedings to Council.

Ordered, That the Secretary be directed to furnish the said John Jones with a copy of the complaint, and to give notice to the parties that Wednesday next, in the afternoon, is appointed for a hearing upon the said complaint, in the Council Chamber, before the committee.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Monday, August 17th, 1789.

PRESENT:
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.

Samuel Miles, Zebulun Potts,
James Read, Frederick Watt, and

“ įEsquires.
Christopher Kucher, George Woods,
Abraham Smith,

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, August 18th, 1789.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
Samuel Miles,

Zebulun Potts,
James Read,

Frederick Watt,
Christopher Kucher, George Woods, and

Esquires. Abraham Smith, John Cannon, Upon consideration of the petition and recommendation of many respectable citizens of Philadelphia, for the pardon of a certain Joseph Lang, who was convicted at the last Mayor's Court of receir. ing two promissory or bank notes, the property of Peter Rhea, and *sentenced to pay to the use of the State a fine of fifty five pounds one shilling and four pence, and undergo a servitude at hard labour for one year, it was

Resolved, That the said Joseph Lang be and he is hereby par. doned.

The oath to support the Constitution of the United States was this day administered by the President to Messieurs Smith, Watt,

Woods, ånd Cannon, Members of Council, who were not present when that oath was administred to the other members.

The Council met.

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PHILADELPHIA, Wednesday, August 19th, 1789.

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

Frederick Watts,
James Read,

John Cannon,
Christopher Kucher,

George Woods,
Abraham Smith,

Richard Willing, and
Zebulun Potts,

Nathan Dennison, (now

returned.) A petition from Jacob Bowers, of Huntingdon county, accompanied by a recommendation from several of the Justices of the Peace of the said county in his behalf, for remission of the fine of ten pounds wbich was imposed upou him by the Court of Quarter Sessions, upon being convicted of fornication and bastardy, was read the second time; and thereupon, an order was taken that the said fine be remitted.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Thursday, August 20th, 1789.

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

Samuel Miles, John Cannon,
James Pead, George Woods,
Christopher Kucher, Richard Willing, : ŞEsquires.
Abraham Smith, Nathan Dennison, and

Frederick Watts, Amos Gregg,
Mr. Bennett Ballew, with two Chiefs of the Cherokee Nation,
waited ou Council, and informed them that they were on their way
to New York, as Deputies from their Nation to negotiate some
business with the Congress of the United States, and that they
were in want of a small sum of money, to enable them to proceed
on their journey.

Resolved, That the Secretary be instructed to advance to Mr. Ballew the sum of twenty dollars, and to discharge their bill of expences at Mr. Thompson's, where they arrived yesterday.

The Comptroller General and Register General's reports upon the account of William Harvey, Collector of Excise for the county of Bucks, for Excise collected from the twenty-eighth of September, 1786, till the twenty-eighth of March, 1789, amounting to one thousand one hundred and one pounds eight shillings and nine pence, was read and approved.

On motion of Mr. Woods,

Resolved, That the Vice President, Mr. Willing and Mr. Smith be appointed a comunittee to enquire into the truth of the allegations contained in the Comptroller General's letter, of the sixth of May last, with respect to his receipt of compensation for bis servicos as Lieutenant of Bedford county.

Upon the second aeading of the petition of John Whitehill, Esquire, for the postponement of the sale of the estate of James Ar- . mor, late Collector of taxes in Lancaster county, for satisfaction of a debt from him to the Commonwealth,

Resolved, That Council cannot comply with the prayer of the said petition.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Friday, August 21st, 1789.

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

Samel Miles, George Woods,
James Read,

John Cannon,
Christopher Kucher, Richard Willing,
Abraham Smith, Nathan Dennison, and i

SEsquires.
Zebulun Potts, Amos Gregg,

Frederick Watts, Agreeably to the Comptroller and Register General's reports, the following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, vizt:

In favor of Christian Beackley, for the sum of six pounds seventeen shillings and six pence, payable out of the monies arising from militia fines in the city and county of Philadelphia, being the amount of his account for repairs done to a gun carriage belonging to the company of Artillery, commanded by Captain Jeremiah Fisher, in pursuance of an order of Council dated June the twenty-fourth last.

In favor of Edmund Milne, for six pounds fourteen shillings and eleven pence, amount of his account against the Commonwealth for the expences of surveying and dividing the estate which became forfeited by John Robeson's attainder of high treason, situate late in Philadelphia, now Montgomery county.

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