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companying him, and read the letter addressed to them by the President, and that Colonel McGillivray intended to return an answer.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Wednesday, July 21st, 1790.

PRESENT :
The Honorable GEORGE ROSS, Esquire, Vice Presidents

Christopher Kucher, Amos Gregg,
James Read, Abraham Smith,
Zebulun Potts, Samuel Miles, Esquires.
James Martin,

Lord Butler, and i
Jonas Hartzell, Richard Willing,

The Council met.:
PHILADELPHIA, Thursday, July 22nd, 1790.

PRESENT :
The Honorable GEORGE ROSS, Esquire, Vice President.

Cbristopher Kucher, Amos Gregg,
Zebulun Potts,

A braham Smith,
James Read,

Lord Butler,
James Martin,

Richard Willing, and
Jonas Hartzell,

Nathaniel Breading,
Samuel Miles,

[now returned.] Upon the second reading of the petition of Robert and Hannab Crosser, praying for a remission of the State's share of a forfeiture of one hundred and fourteen gallons of rum, which they have in. curred for not entering it agreeably to law, and a recommendation in favor of Hannah Crosser,

Resolved, That the State's share of the said forfeiture be re. mitted.

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable James Martin, Esquire, for the sum of twenty-five pounds ten shillings, in full of his account for his wages as Councillor from the nineteenth of June until the twenty-second of July, 1790, inclusively.

An order was also drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Timothy Matlack, Esquire, for the sum of ten pounds, payable out of the six hundred pounds which was appropriated by a resolution of the General Assembly passed the thirty-first of March, 1790, for exploring the head waters of Susquehanna, Delaware, Lebigh and Schuylkill, and the Western waters within this State, and to be charged to the fund provided by an act of the General Assembly passed the twenty.eighth day of September, 1789, for claims and improvements, the said sum being advanced to the said Timothy Matlack in part of his pay as one of the Commissioners for exploring the said Western waters, for which sum he is to account.

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Mrs. Jane Roseborough, widow of the Reverend John Roseborough, for the sum of two hundred and four pounds fifteen shillings, being the amount of pension due to her from the eighteenth of May, 1788, until the eighteenth of May, 1790, according to the Comptroller General and Register General's reports, and an order of the Orpbans' Court of Northampton county, in pursuance of an act of Assembly passed the twenty seventh of March last.

William Smith was appointed a Justice of the Peace and of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the county of Mifflin ; and Thomas Gregg a Justice of the Peace and of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the county of Fayette, upon two returns, made according to law, the one from the district of Derry, in the county of Mifflin, and the other from the district of Luzerne, in the county of Fayette.

Council proceeded to the further consideration of the returns of elections of Justices of the Peace lately held in the districts of Bedford and Colerain, in the county of Bedford, with petitions accompanying the same, complaining of illegal proceedings at the said elections, and praying that Council would be pleased to order an enquiry into the irregular proceedings complained of; whereupon, it was

Resol ved, That David Espy, Jacob Wink and William Patter. son, Esquires, Justices of the Peace living near the said districts, be authorized and instructed to investigate the said complaints, upon the oaths of such witnesses as may be adduced, and make report of their proceedings to this Board, in the manner and form prescribed in and by an act of the General Assembly passed the thirty-first day of March, 1784, entituled “ An act to remedy the defects of the several acts of Assembly heretofore made for regulating the elections of Justices of the Peace in the several counties tbroughout this State,” &ca.

A petition from James Cloyd, of the county of Chester, with a certificate from the Collector of Excise in the said county of Chester, in bis taror, being read the second time, it was

Resolved, To remit the State's share of the forfeiture of one hogshead of rum, which was lately seized by the said Collector as not being entered according to law. .

The Comptroller and Register General's reports upon the following accounts were read and approved, vizt:

Of John Craig, Esquire, Collector of Excise in the county of Northampton, for excise collected by him from the day of his appointment untill the twentieth day of June, 1789, amounting to tbree hundred and fifty nine pounds six shillings.

Of Richard Parker, Esquire, Collector of Excise in the county of Cumberland, for excise collected by him from the fourth day of June, 1787, until the twenty-seventh day of June, 1789, amounting to four hundred and sixty pounds eighteen shillings and four pence; and

Of Andrew Forrest, Esquire, Collector of Excise in the county of Dauphine, for excise collected by bim from the first of August, 1787, until the first day of August, 1788, amounting to five hundred and thirty pounds two shillings and four pence.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Friday, July 23rd, 1790.

PRESENT :
The Ilonorable GEORGE ROSS, Esquire, Vice President.

James Read, Amos Gregg,
Samuel Miles, Abrabam Smith,
Christopher Kucher, Lord Butler,
Zebulun Potts, Nathaniel Breading, and > Esquires.
James Martin, Richard Willing,

Jonas Hartzell, The Comptroller and Register General's reports upon the aocounts following, were read and approved, vizt:

Of Andrew Graff, for the time of his servant man, Peter Gessehamer, who was inlisted on the fifth of April, 1777, with Epsign Jacob Weitzel, in Colonel Patton's regiment, estimated at ten pounds Continental money by a Justice of the Peace and two freeholders of Lancaster county, on the eighth of May, 1788, which, at the exchange of five for one, is two pounds specie.

Of Captain Joseph Stiles, for one year's salary as Commissary of Military Stores, ending the eighth of February, 1790, and for storing the public arms, &ca., for one year, ending March 6th last, amounting to sixty-three pounds fourteen shillings and four pence, for wbich sum an order was drawn upon the Treasurer.

A letter from the Honorable Thomas Jefferson, Esquire, Secretary of State, of the nineteenth of July instant, inclosing two copies, duly authenticated, of the act for establishing the temporary and permanent seat of the Government of the l'nited States, and of the act further to provide for the payment of the invalid pensioners of the United States, was received and read, and a let

tər written by the Vice President to Mr. Jefferson, acknowledging the receipt of the said letter and inclosures.

A letter from our Sepators and Delegates in the House of Representatives of the United States, on the subject of the temporary and permanent seat of government of the United States, was also received and read.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Saturday, July 24th, 1790.

PRESENT:
The Honorable GEORGE ROSS, Esquire, Vice President.

James Read, Nathaniel Breading, 7
Samuel Miles,

Amos Gregg,
Christopher Kucher, Jonas Hartzell,
Lord Butler,
Richard Willing,

Esquires.
Abraham Smith, James Martin,

Zebulun Potts, A letter from Mr. Benjamin Franklin Bache, informing Council that he proposes to publish a newspaper in this city, and requesting they would be pleased to take from him a number of the same, equally with the other printers, was read; and thereupon, it was

Resolved, To take six of the said newspapers on each day of publication.

The Council met.

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PHILADELPHIA, Monday, July 26th, 1790.

PRESENT :
The Honorable GEORGE ROSS, Esquire, Vice President.

James Read, Amos Gregg,
Lord Butler,

Richard Willing, and

Richard Willing, and Esquires.
Abraham Smith, Jonas Hartzell,

Nathaniel Breading, Colonel Smith, who was requested to make enquiry on the application of Major McGowan, joforms Council that Mr. McGowan had obtained a certificate from the Comptroller General, upon which an order of Council had issued, for the sum of seven pounds ten, which orders (by Mr. Bankson's certificate) appears to be lost; and the late and present Treasurers having also certified that the order

issued in consequence of the Comptroller General's certificate had not been paid at the Treasury; therefore,

Resolved, That an order be now issued on the Treasurer in favor · of the said Major McGowan, for the sum of seven pounds ten shillings, in lieu of the order which appears to be lost.

Council being informed, that in consequence of the corporations erecting the City Hall, the necessary in the State House yard must be taken down,

Resolved, That a proper place be fixed upon, and workmen employed to erect a building for a necessary.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Thursday, July 27th, 1790.

PRESENT :
The Honorable GEORGE ROSS, Esquire, Vice President.

Samuel Miles, Christopher Kucher,
James Read,

Zebulun Poits,
Richard Willing, Nathaniel Breading, > Esquires.
Abraham Smith, Lord Butler, and

Amos Gregg, Jonas Hartzell, The Comptroller and Register General's reports upon the following accounts were read and approved, vizt:

Of Charles Biddle, Esquire, Secretary of Council, for fees received in the Secretary's Office from the twenty-sixth of January, 1789, untill the twenty-third of July, amounting to four hundred and fifty-seven pounds fifteen shillings and ten pence.

Of Joseph Dolby, for ringing the bells on the anniversary of independence, and on the arrival of Colonel Allexander McGillivray with the Chiefs of the Creek Nation of Indians, amounting to twelve pounds, which sum the Secretary was directed to pay to the said Joseph Dolby.

James Clemson, Esquire, was appointed and commissionated a Justice of the Peace and of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the county of Lancaster, upon a return inade according to law from the district of the townships of Sadsbury and Salisbury, in the said county.

A letter from Colonel Francis Johnson, Receiver General of the Land Office, informing Council that some errors have been discovered in the survey of a tract of land on Girties run, witbin the reserved tract opposite Pittsburgh, which was purchased by Mr. William Turnbull, and submitting it to Council whether it will be proper to have a re-survey made of the said tract to correct the said errors, was read, and the same referred to the Surveyor General.

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