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and Pittsburgh, by the nearest courses and most practicable ground," agreeably to resolution of Assembly of the twenty-first day of November, 1788,
Resolved, That Alexander McLean, James Guthrie and Joha Skinner, be and they are hereby appointed to view and mark out a road as before mentioned, and make report of their proceedings to Council.
On motion, Resolved, That the Vice President, Mr. Woods, Mr. Redick and Mr. Smilie, and Mr. Smith, be a committee to confer with a committee of the General Assembly, on the subject of the resolution of the House of the twenty-first of November last, relative to the said road, and to report to Council.
On motion, Resolved, That Tuesday, next be assigned for the consideration of the report of the committee to whom was referred the memorial of Richard Wells, relative to the Comptroller General and Naval Officer.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Monday, March 16th, 1789.
Nathan Dennison, Amos Gregg, On motion, Resolved, That a new warrant, under the lesser seal, be now issued, authorizing and commanding the Sheriff of the city and county of Philadelphia to execute the sentence of the Court of Oger and Terminer, held in January last in and for the county of Philadelphia, upon Charles Read, on Saturday the twenty-first day of the present month, for the crime of which he was convicted.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, March 17tb, 1789.
Zebulun Potts, On motion, Resolved, That the consideration of the report of the committee to whom was referred the petition of Richard Wells, relative to the Comptroller General and Naval Officer be postponed. .
Upon the second reading of the letter from the Surveyor General, relative to his appointment of Thomas Clark to be Deputy Surveyor of Burn and Brunswick townships, in the county of Berks, as well as of a district in Dauphine county,
Resolved, That no order be taken by Council thereon, the Board being of opinion that the business lies within the powers of the Surveyor General.
On motion, Resolved, That Thursday next be assigned for the consideration of the. reports from the several Prothonotarys and Recorders, relative to the sureties of public officers in the appointment of Council.
Upon consideration of a letter from the Comptroller General, respecting two city lots, the property of the Commonwealth, now in possession of. Joseph Kenzey.
Ordered, That the said lots be disposed of at public sale accord. ing to law, and that the Receiver General of the Land Office be directed to take arder thereon.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Wednesday, March 18th, 1789.
Christopher Kucher, Zebulun Potts, Agreeably to the Comptroller General's reports, the following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, vizt:
In favor of Martha Dean, widow of William Dean, late private in militia of the county of Franklin, for fifty pounds six shillings and three pence, being the sum awarded to her by the Orphans' Court of Franklin county, for the support of herself and children until the nineteenth day of June, 1788, agreeably to act of Assembly dated the twentieth day of March, 1780, to be paid out of the monies arising from militia fines in Cumberland county.
In favor of Hugh Spear, for five pounds seventeen shillings, in full of his account for hawling public arms and ammunition from Phịladelphia to the county of Washington, for the defence of the western frontiers.
In favor of Colonel Zebulun Butler, for twenty-three pounds five shillings, payable out of the monies arising from militia fines in the county of Luzerne, amount of his account for his services as Lieu. tenant of the said county from October the eighth, 1787, until March the eleventh, 1789.
In favor of Isaiah Davis of Montgomery county, for four pounds twelve shillings and one penny, payable out of the monies arising from militia fines in the said county, amount of his account for cleaning and repairing arms belonging to the militia of the said county.
In favor of John Baker, for forty-two pounds one shilling and five pence, out of the movies arising from militia fines in the county of Montgomery, being the amount of his account for cleaning and re. pairing arms belonging to the militia of said county.
In favor of Griffith Owen, for twenty-one pounds seven shillings and six pence, amount of his account for winding and keeping in repair the State house clock for one year from fourth of March, 1788, until the fourth of March, 1789, and cash paid for a new pully.
In favor of Anthony Wright, for twenty pounds, in part of the sum of fifty pounds which on the twelfth instant Council agreed His Exca
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should be expended by the cominanding officer of the Artillery battalion in providing such articles as are wanted to compleat the ordinance stores of the said battalion.
Upon the petition and recommendation in favor of Thomas Boyd, convicted of assault and battery upon two indictments in the county of Lancaster, and sentenced by the Court of Oyer and Terminer which was held in said county in May, 1788, to pay to the use of the Commonwealth a fine of fifty pounds, praying remission of the said fine,
Resolved, That the said fine of fifty pounds, be remitted.
Upon consideration of the report of the committee to whum was referred the petition of Rachel Gibbs, praying remission of the forfeiture incurred by her late husband Hugh Gibbs, by reason of the non-appearance of a certain Hugh Furfy to answer to a charge of perjury in the county of Franklin, for whose appearance the said Hugh Gibbs and Patrick Jack of the said county became bound,
Resolved, That the forfeiture for the non-appearance of the said Hugh Furfey to answer to the charge aforesaid, so far as it relates to the estate of the said Hugh Gibbs, be remitted.
A petition from a number of inhabitants of the district of the townships of Limerick, New Providence and Skippack, in the coun. ty of Montgomery, containing a complaint of irregular proceedings at the last election of Justices of the Peace iu and for the said district, and praying to be heard in support of the said petition, was read ; and thereupon,
Ordered, That Saturday the fourth day of April next be appoint. ed for a hearing touching the said complaint, and that the petitioners and the officers of the said election have notice to attend Council on that day.
A petition from Daniel Yoder and others, relative to the last election for Justices of the Peace, held in the district of Colebrookdale, Earl and Oley, in the county of Berks, was read; on consideration, it was .
Resolved, Not to grant the prayer of the petitioners, and that they have leave to withdraw their petition.
The Comptroller General's reports upon the accounts of Caleb Davis, Prothonotary of Chester county, for tavern licence fees received between the twenty-sixth of August, 1788, and twenty-first of February, 1789, amounting to two hundred and seventy pounds, and upon the account of Richard Depois for sundry articles furnished for public use, and for his services in collecting boats in the year 1777, were read and approved, and a certificate for one hundred and fifteen pounds seven shillings directed to issue to Richard Dennis, according to the said report.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Thursday, March 19th, 1789.
Samuel Miles, George Woods,
On motion, Resolved, That agreeably to the supplement to the act of Assem- . bly entituled an act to alter and amend an act to remedy the defects of the several acts of Assembly heretofore made for regulating the elections of Justices of the Peace throughout this State, &ca, passed the twenty-seventh day of February, 1788, the inhabitants of the first district in which the town of Wilkes barre is situate, (in the county of Luzerne,) are intitled to and shall be allowed a third Justice of the Peace, upon an election of such Justice being held within the said district by the freeholders thereof, and return made to Council according to law.
Agreeably to the minute of the seventeenth instant, Council proceeded to the consideration of the sureties offered by several public officers in the appointment of the Board, when it was
Resolved, To accept of the following:
For John Nicholson, Esquire, Comptroller General, Blair Mo.
William Ross and Jacob Bayley.
and Frederick Hubley.
Doctor Frederick Kuhn.