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The Council met.

. PHILADELPHIA, Monday, August 16th, 1790.

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

James Martin,
Abraham Smith, Frederick Watts,
Richard Willing, William Findley,
Zebulun Potts,

Benjamin Elliott, and > Esquires.
Amos Gregg,

William Wilson, Nathaniel Breading, Agreeably to the Comptroller and Register General's reports, the following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, vizt:

In favor of Mary Neese for the sum of eighty-four pounds, being the amount of a warrant of Council dated the twenty-seventh of December, 1788, which was drawn in her favor for the support of herself and children, until the twenty-ninth of November, 1788, according to an act of Assembly dated the twentieth of March, 1780, payable out of the militia fines of the county of Northumberland; but that fund not being productive, the said warrant is now delivered up to be cancelled.

In favor of said Mary Neese, for the sum of fifteen pounds, being the amount of pension due to her from the twenty-ninth of November, 1788, until the twenty-ninth of July, 1790, according to a decree of the Orphans' Court of the county of Northumber. land, dated the twenty-eighth of May last.

Upon the petition of Rebecca Bruck, who is now confined in the jail of the city and county of Philadelphia; it was

Resolved, To remit the fine of five pounds which was imposed upon her by the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the county of Philadelphia, for an assault and battery.

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The Council met.

PALLADELPHIA, Tuesday, August 17th, 1790.

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

James Read, Benjamin Elliott,
Christopher Kucher, William Wilson,
Abraham Smith, Amos Gregg,
james Martin, Nathaniel Breadins.and ? usqunes.
Frederick Watts, Richard Willing,

William Findley, Agreeably to the Comptroller and Register General's reports, an order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of William Gray, · Esquire, for the sum of thirty-three pounds three shillings, for surveying ten tracts of land for the use of the German Reformed congregation in the city of Philadelphia, according to an Act of the General Assembly, passed the

An order was also drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Charles Biddle, Esquire, for the sum of one bundred pounds, for which sum he is to be accountable.

Mr. Wilson laid before Council a discription of the four persons, who lately murdered two friendly Indians on the waters of Pine Creek; whereupon, it was

Resolved, That the President be requested to write a letter in answer to the letter received yestered from Justice Freeman, of Portland, in the State of Massachusets, informing Council that four strangers had made their appearance in his neigbbourhood, and that it is supposed they are the persons who murdered the said Indians, and that the said descriptions be inclosed in the President's letter, with a few copies of the Proclamation issued by Council on the 9th of July last, for apprehending the said murderers.

Albret Gallatin, Esquire, of the county of Fayette, laid before Council a certificate from Ephraim Douglass, agent for the sale of forfeited estates in the said county, that a certain James M'Donald hath purchased at public sale a tract of two hundred and ninetyfive acres, & a half of an acre of land situate in the said county, on the waters of Duplap's creek, which was forfeited to this Com. monwealth by Anthony Yeldall's, attainder of high treaaon, that he hath paid the purchase money therefore, and requesting that a patent may issue to the said James McDonald, for the said land; whereupon,

Resolved, That a patent issue to the said James McDonald, for the said tract of land in the usual form.

On motion of Mr. Breading, it was agreed to cancel the order which was granted on the twelfth instant, to Ephraim Douglass, Esquire, for seven hundred and sixty-three pounds, for surveying

the third district of depreciation lands, and in lieu thereof to issue three orders amounting to the same sum, vizt: one for one hundred pounds, one other for two hundred and forty, pounds, and a third for the sum of four hundred and twenty-three pounds, all payable in the manner expressed in the minute of Council of that day.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Wednesday, August: 18th, 1790.
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PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
The Honorable GEORGE Ross, Esquire, Vice President.
James Read,

William Findley,
Christopher Kucher, Benjamin Elliott,
Samuel Miles,

William Wilson,
Abraham Smith, Nathaniel Breading, Esquires.
Zebulun Potts, Amos Gregg, and
James Martin, Richard Willing,

Frederick Watt, A letter from General Richard Butler, Lieutenant of the county of Allegany, inclosing a letter from General St. Clair, Governor of the Western Territory, containing a requisition for five 'hundred men agreeably to Act of Congress of the twenty-ninth of September, 1789, for troops from this State to act in concert with the troops of the United States against the Indians, was received and read; whereupon, it was

Résolved, That the Vice President, Mr. Miles, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Smith and Mr. Findley, be a Committee to confer with Governor St. Clair, (who is now in the city,) on the subject of the said requisition.

A letter from the Honorable Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, Esquire, of the ninth instant, inclosing two copies of a resolution of the House of Representatives of the United States, dated the eighteenth of May last, respecting the time of the holding of the seats of the President, Vice President, Senators and members of the House of Representatives of the United States, was received and read, and a letter was written by the President to Mr. Muh.. lenberg, acknowledging the receipt of the said letter and inclosures.

Abraham Stewart was appointed and commissionated a Justice of the Peace, and of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the county of Fayette, upon a return made according to law from the district of German township in the said county.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Thursday, August 19th, 1790.

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

Christopher Kucher, William Findley,
Samuel Miles, Benjamin Elliott,
James Read, William Wilson,
Abraham Smith, Nathaniel Breading, Esquire.
Zebulun Potts, Richard Willing, and
James Martin, Amos Gregg,

Frederick Watts, An account of Captain David Crosby, for the pay of his company of Chester county militia, for militia services in October, 1781, as settled by the Register General and Comptroller General, and which was read and approved in Council on the first of June, 1790, was this day laid before the Board, and an order directed to issue on the Treasurer in favor of the said David Crosby, for the sum of seventy pounds five shillings, payable out of the monies arising from militia fines in the said county, being the amount of the said account.

A letter from the Comptroller General relative to the account of this State with the United States, was received and read, and referred to the committee on the message.

The committee to whom was referred the letter which was re. ceived yesterday from General Richard Butler, Lieutenant of the county of Allegany, made a report, which was read and adopted, vizt:-The committee appointed to confer with Governor St. Clair on the letter from the Lieutenant of the county of Allegany, toge. ther with the Attorney General, whose advice was taken on the subject, met the Honorable Arthur St. Clair, Esquire, Governor of the Western Territory, in conferrence on his letter to the Lieuten. ant above mentioned, demanding five hundred men of the militia of this State. The Attorney General produced a law of the United States, entituled An Act for regulating the military establishment of the United States, passed the thirtieth of April, 1790, by wbich it appears that the President of the United States is authorized to call into service, from time to time, the militia of the States, respectively, &ca. As the constitution and laws of the United States vest this power with the President of the United States, your committee conceive that it will be proper for the Executive of this State to interfero farther than to see that the militia of this State are regularly and compleatly organized agreeably to the laws of the State. Your committee therefore humbly submit this report to the Supreme Executive Council.

Upon the petition of John Bridges, of the county of Westmoreland, and a recommendation from four of the Justices of the Peace of the said county in his behalf, for remission of the fine of ten pounds, which was imposed upon the petitioner by the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace of the said county for keeping a tipling house, contrary to law, it was resolved to remit the said fine.

On motion, Resolved, That the Lieutenant of the county of Washington be directed to transmit to Council, as soon as may be, a return of the officers of the militia of the said county, in order that commissions may issue to them, and that the Secretary write to the said Lieutenant and inclose him a copy of this resolution.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Friday, August 20th, 1790.

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

Samuel Miles, Benjamin Elliott,
James Read,

William Wilson,
Christopher Kucher, James Martin,
Zebulun Potts, Frederick Watts, Esquires.
Abraham Smith, Richard Willing, and
William Findley, Amos Gregg,

Nathaniel Breading, An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable Christopher Kucher for the sum of twenty-seven pounds, in full for his attendance in Council from the sixteenth of July until the twentyeth of August, 1790, inclusively.

The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Saturday, August 21st, 1790.

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

James Read, Abraham Smith,
Samuel Miles, Richard Willing,
Zebulun Potts, Frederick Watts,
Richard Willing, James Martin,

Esquires.
Amos Gregg, Benjamin Elliott,
William Findley, Nathaniel Breading, and

Christopher Kucher, Henry Taylor, A petition from Jacob Winnamore, praying that Council would be pleased to remit that part of the forfeiture of one hogshead of

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