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The Council met.

William Findley, and

Esquires.

PHILADELPHIA, Monday, November 22d, 1790.

PRESENT:
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.

Amos Gregg, Nathaniel Breading, .
Richard Willing,
Henry Taylor, Lord Butler,

James Martin, A return of the general election of Sheriffs and Coroners held in the county of Westmoreland, was received and read, by which it appears that James Guthrie and John Brandon were duly elected Sheriffs, and Robert Dickey and Robert Taylor Coroners; whereupon, it was

Resolved, That James Guthrie be appointed and commissionated Sheriff, and Robert Dickey Coroner of the said county of Westmoreland.

William Todd and John Baird, Esquires, were offered and accepted as sureties for James Hamilton, Esquire, who was on the fourth day of September last re-appointed Register of Wills and Recorder of Deeds in and for the county of Westmoreland.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, November 23rd, 1790.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, Presid't.

Samuel Miles, Nathaniel Breading, )
Amos Gregg,

William Findley,
Richard Willing, John Wilkins, } Esquires-
Henry Taylor, Lord Butler, and

James Martin, Zebulun Potts, In conformity with the act of General Assembly passed the fifth day of March last, entituled “ An Act relating to the securities of Sheriffs and Coroners," Jacob Bennett, Esquire, Sheriff of the county of Bucks, appeared before Council, and entered into a recognizance in the sum of two thousand pounds for the faithfull performance of the office of Sheriff of the said county, according to law, and be offered James Tate and William Bennet, of the said county, as his sureties, who were accepted as such.

The Comptroller and Register General's reports upon the account of William Semple, Esquire, late Sub Lieutenant' of the city and Liberties of Philadelphia, for five hundred and eightyeight days employed in the duties of the said office, between the tenth of June, 1777, the time of his appointment, and the twentieth of December, 1779, the time of his resignation, amounting to sixty three pounds one shilling and five pence, was read and approved, and an order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Mr. Semple, payable out of the monies arising from militia fines in the said city and Liberties.

A petition of James Pearson, stating, in behalf of Thomas Paul and others, a claim to a city lot in right of Thomas Harding, an original purchasor of land from William Penn, Esquire, which was received and read in Council on the ninth day of April, 1788, was this day read the second time, and an order taken that the said claim be referred to the Land Offices to report thereon to Council.

A petition from Samuel Coates, of the county of Delaware, who was convicted at a Court of General Quarter Sessions of the said county of fornication, praying that Council would be pleased to remit the fine of ten pounds which was imposed upon him for the said offence, being read the second time, with a recommendation from a number of respectable in habitants of the said county in his behalf, it was thereupon

Resolved, That the said fine of ten pounds be and the same is hereby remitted.

Upon application of Colonel Thomas Proctor for four quarter casks of gun powder and four yards of flannel, to be made up into catridges, and used upon the arrival of the President of the United States in this city, it was agreed that Colonel Proctor be authorized to purchase the said quantity of gun powder and four yards of flannel for the purpose aforesaid, he to be accountable.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Wednesday, November 24th, 1790.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire.

Amos Gregg, Nathaniel Breading, 7
James Martin,

Richard Willing,
Henry Taylor, Zebulun Potts, and } Esquires.
Lord Butler, John Wilkins,

William Findley, The Treasurer and Register General's reports upon the following accounts were rcad and approved, vizt:

Of Edward Crawford, Esquire, Prothonotary of the county of Franklin, for cash received by him for fees upon tavern and marriage licences from the time of his last settlement in April, until the sixteenth of October, 1790, amounting to eighty-four pounds six shillings, which sum he hath paid into the Treasury.

Of Francis Johnston, Esquire, Receiver General of the Land Office, for fees received in his office during the months of August, September and October, 1790, amounting to three hundred and sixty-one pounds fifteen shillings.

Of William Zoll, for militia services rendered by John Heios in the county of Berks in the year 1781, amounting to ten pounds seventeen shillings, for which sum he obtained an order from Henry Spyker, Pay-master, upon the 'Treasurer of Berks county; but no money being paid thereon, the said sum is now charged to the said Pay-master, and the order delivered up to be cancelled.

Of Lieutenant Daniel Stroud, for the residue of pay due to his company of Berks county, wbile employed in guarding prisoners of war in August and September, 1781, amounting to ninety-five pounds eighteen shillings.

Of Charles Biddle, Esquire, Secretary to Council, for fees received in the Secretary's Office from the twenty-third of April until the eighth day of September, 1790, amounting to two hundred and sixty-four pounds eleven shillings and two pence, by which account it appears that a ballance is due of thirty-eight pounds nineteen shillings and five pence is due to the Secretary.

· Upon further consideration of the application and claim of Richard Peters, Esquire, to a city lot in right of Adrian Vroessen's purchase, it was

Resolved, That Mr. Findley, Mr. Gregg and Nathaniel Breading, be a committee to confer with Mr. Peters relative to the said claim.

On motion, Resolved, That Mr. Taylor be added to the Committee who were appointed to superintend the exchage of certificates, Doctor Wilkins, one of that Committee, being now absent.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Thursday, November 25th, 1790.

PRESENT:
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.

Samuel Miles, William Finley, .
Amos Gregg,

Nathaniel Breading, i
James Martin, Zebulun Potts, SEsquires.
Henry Taylor, Richard Willing,
Lord Butler,

John Wilkins, The Treasurer and Register General's reports upon the accounts of Charles Biddle, Esquire, for monies expended by him by direction of Council in the further improvement of the State House

yard, in paying wages to the watchman employed in guarding the public offices in and about the State House and the public Treasury, for expresses for sundry fire-works exhibited on the fourth of July last, and on the arrival of Colonel McGillivray, and other Chiefs of the Creek Nation of Indians in this city, and for ringing the bells at the same time ; also, for sundry expenses of the said Colonel McGillivray and his companions, amounting in the whole to the sum of two hundred and eighty-one pounds twelve shillings and one penny, was read and approved, by which account it appears that a ballance of twenty-eight pounds twelve shillings and one penny, is due to the said Charles Biddle.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Friday, November 26th, 1790.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.

Samuel Miles, James Martin,
Amos Gregg, William Findley,
Henry Taylor, Zebulun Potts, Esquires
Nathaniel Breading, Richard Willing, and i

Lord Butler, John Wilkins, J The Comptroller and Register General's reports upon the accounts of Joseph Redman, Esquire, Secretary to the late Convention, for cash paid for printing work done by order of the said Convention and for sundry other expences, amounting to eight hundred and thirty-three pounds eight shillings and seven pence, was read and approved.

The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, November 30th, 1790.

PRESENT:
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.

Samuel Miles, Lord Butler,
Amos Gregg,

James Martin,
Henry Taylor, Zebulun Potts,
Richard Taylor, Nathaniel Breading, ?

Esquires.
Richard Willing, Benjamin Elliott,

William Findley, John Wilkins,
The following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, vizt :

In favor of John Lawrence, for the sum of thirty-six pounds fifteen shillings and three pence, being in full of his account for

one quarter's salary due to him on the twenty-fourth of November instant as Clerk in the Register General's office, according to the Comptroller and Register General's reports of the thirtieth instant.

In favor of Charles Biddle, Esquire, for the sum of thirty-eight pounds nineteen shillings and five, being a ballance due to him as Secretary to Council upon an account of fees received in the Secretary's office between the twenty-third of April and the eighth day of September, 1790, according to the Treasurer's and Register General's reports of the fifteenth and twenty-second instant.

In favor of the said Charles Biddle, for the sum of thirty-three pounds thirteen shillings, being a ballance due to bim upon his account of movies expended by direction of Council in the further improvement of the State House yard, in paying wages to the watchmen employed in guarding the public offices in and about the State House and the Public Treasury; also for expresses, and for sundry expences of Colonel McGuillivray and other Chiefs of the Creek Nation of Indians while in this city; for sundry fire works, ringing the bells, &ca, according to the Treasurer and Register General's reports of the fifteenth and twenty-second instant.

The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Wednesday, December 1st, 1790.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.

Samuel Miles, James Martin,
Amos Gregg,

Zebulun Potts,
Henry Taylor, Nathaniel Breading,

ling, | Esquires.

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Richard Willing, Benjamin Elliott,
William Findley, John Wilkins,

Lord Butler, Upon application of Reading Howell, Frederick Antes, and William Dean, Esquires, Commissioners appointed to explore the north-east branch of Susquehanna and the head waters of the rivers Delaware, Lehigh and Schuylkiil, an order was drawn upon the Treasurer in their favor for the sum of sixty-eight pounds, payable out of the six hundred pounds which was appropriated by a reso. lution of General Assembly of the thirty-first day of March last, 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 for the purpose of paying the expenses of exploring the said waters, for which the said Commissioners are to be accountablc.

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