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The Council met.

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PHILADELPHIA, Saturday, May 23rd, 1789.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.

Samuel Miles, John Baird,
James Read, Zebulun Potts,
Frederick Watt, Amos Gregg,
Abraham Smith, Richard Willing,
John Smilie, Samuel Edie, and

David Redick, Christopher Kucher, Agreeably to the Comptroller and Register General's reports, an order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of James Elliott, for ten pounds fourteen shillings and eleven pence, in full of his account for sundry necessaries furnished to John Franklin, a State prisoner, during his late illness in the jail of this city.

The Comptroller and Register General's report upon the account of Henry Spiker, Esquire, Paymaster of the Militia of Berks county in 1778, 1780 and 1781, by which it appears that a ballance of two hundred and seventeen pounds six shillings and five pence in State money of 1781, is due bim, was read and approved.

'The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Monday, May 25th, 1789.

PRESENT:
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.

James Read, David Redick,
Frederick Watt, John Baird,
Richard Willing, Samuel Edie,
Amos Gregg, Zebulun Potts,

} Esquires. Abraham Smith, Samuel Miles,

John Smilie, Christopher Kucher, J. Agreeably to the Comptroller and Register General's reports, an order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Doctor James Hutchinson, for seventeen pounds four shillings and six pence, being the amount of his account for medicine and attendance upon the guard of Invalids from December the seventh, 1788, until May the first, 1789.

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

Of David Kennedy, Esquire, Secretary of the Land office, for fees received in the said office in the months of February, March

and April, 1789, amounting to seven hundred and ninety-five pounds seven shillings and six pence.

Of Samuel Benezet, Esquire, Prothopotary of the county of Bucks, of money received for tavern licences from the year 1783, until April the twenty-eighth, 1789, (the date of the Comptroller's report) amounting to three hundred and sixty-two pounds five shil. lings and ten pence, and for tax upon writs issued from March term, 1787, to December term, 1788, amounting to one hundred and forty-nine pounds fourteen shillings.

Of Jacob Krug, Esquire, Treasurer of the county of Lancaster, for monies received by bim on account of taxes for 1787 and 1788, in said county, amounting to six thousand and six pounds thirteen shillings and four pence.

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The Council met.

Philadelphia, Tuesday, May 26th, 1789.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.

Samuel Miles, John Baird,
Amos Gregg, Zebulun Potts,
Frederick Watt, Richard Willing,
Abrahain Smith,
John Smilie,

Christopher Kucher, David Redick, An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable Frederick Watts, Esquire, for thirty-six pounds fifteen shillings, in full of his account for attendance in Council' from the eighth day of April to the twenty-sixth of May, 1789, inclusively.

The Comptroller and Register General's reports upon the account of Samuel Turbutt, Esquire, Collector of Excise in the county of Lancaster, for excise collected by him from the second of October, 1788, till the eighth of May, 1789, amounting to two hundred and eighty-six pounds eighteen shillings and six pence, was read and approved.

Upon consideration of the report of the committee to whom was referred the petition of Evan Owen,

Resolved, That the said Evan Owen be and he is hereby appointed to compleat the road commonly called Nescopeck road, lying between the river Susquehannah at the Falls of Nescopeck and the Lehigh, at or near the Union saw mill, according to an act of the General Assembly passed on the twenty-seventh day of March last, and that he be allowed ten shillings paper money of the emission of 1785, per diem, for his services in compleating the said road. Au

order was drawn upon the Treasurer in his favor, was thereupon directed to issue for the sum of one hundred pounds, being twothirds of the sum allowed by the said act of Assembly for the purpose above mentioned, he to be accountable.

The Council met.

L'HILADELPHIA, Wednesday, May 27th, 1789.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
Richard Willing,

John Smiley, )
Amos Gregg,

Zebulun Potts,
James Read,

David Redick, į
Frederick Watt,

by
John Baird,

Esquires.

pesquires. Abraham Smith,

Samuel Edie, Christopher Kucher, The reports of the Comptroller and Register General upon the following accounts, were read and approved, vizt:

Of David Espy, Esquire, Prothonotary of the county of Bedford, for tavern licence fees received from July sessions, 1717, untill October sessions, 1788, amounting to sixty-four pounds sixteen sbillings.

Of Hugh Barclay, Esquire, Lieutenant of the county of Bedford, for cash due to him and persons employed by him in militia services, and for militia stores, amounting to eighteen pounds eight shillings and five pence.

The petition from George Ingram and wife, for a pardon, was dismissed.

Upon application of Mr. Redick, in behalf of Williain Wilson of Pittsburgh, for an extension of the time allowed him for complying with the terms of his purchase of an island in the Allegany river, occupied by hiin,

Resolved, That he be allowed the further time of two months from the sixteenth instant, to comply with the said terms.

The account of Anthony Wright for sundry artillery stores, &ca., purchased by him and used upon the arrival of the President of the United States in this city, was read, and referred to the Comptroller General to examine the same and report thereon.

Upon the petition of John Schultz, convicted of an assault and battery in the county of Berks, and a recommendation from the person injured,

Ordered, That the fine of twenty-five pounds imposed upon him by the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the said county, for the said offence, be remitted..

The fine of ten pounds imposed upon Thomas Brown of the county of Bucks, for not performing the office of a Collector of militia fines in the said county, (he being conscientiously scrupulous agaiust the duties required,) was remitted, agreeably to the prayer of his petition.

Agereably to the minute of yesterday, Mr. Evan Owen was furnished by the Secretary with a letter of instructions relative to the compleating the road commonly called the Nescopeck road, between the river Susquehanna and Lehigh.

On motion, Resolved, That Friday next be assigned for the further consideration of the motion to rescind the resolution of the Board of the fourteenth of November, 1787, relative to public officers.

John Hewson, of the Northern Liberties, calico printer, attended the Board, and offered Mr. Peter Smallwood, of this city, as his security for the faithfull application and re-payment of fifty pounds, granted by act of Assembly dated the twenty-seventh of March last, to enable him to enlarge and carry on the business of calico printing and bleaching within this State, and Mr. Smallwood being recommended as an industrious, reputable citizen,

Resolved, Tbat an order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the said John Hewson for the aforesaid sum of Gfty pounds, and that Mr. Smallwood be accepted as security for the repayment thereof, agreeably to the meaning of the said act of Assembly.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Friday, May 29th, 1789.

PRESENT :
His Excelleney THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.

Samuel Miles, Jobr Sunilie,
Amos Gregg,

David Redick,
James Read,

Samuel Edie, .
Richard Willing, Joha Baird,

Esquires.
Frederick Watt, Zebulun Potts, and i

Abraham Smith, Christopher Kucher, j A petition from Patterson Bell of Chester county, accompanyed by a recommendation from the Justices of the Peace of said county, for the pardon of his servant James Carson, who was convicted of larcény at the last Court of General Quarter Sessions, held in the said county, was read, and thereupon; it was

Reolved, That the fine of four pounds due from the said James Carson to the Commonwealth, and the punishment at hard labour to which he was sentenced by the said Court for the said offence, be remitted.

Agreeably to the report of John Nicholson, Esquire, Comptroller General, an order was drawn upon the Treasurer in his favor, for seventy-eight pounds two shillings and eight pence, being the amount of money expended by himn in repairing that part of the bank of Mud Island which by contract is to be kept up by the State.

Agreeably to the order of the day, Council proceeded to the consideration of the motion to rescind the resolution of the Board, of the fourteenth day of November, 1787, relative to public officers ; when it was on motion,

Resolved unanimously, That so much of the resolution of the Board, of the fourteenth of November, 1787, as declares that the Secretary of Council shall be annually appointed the eigbth day after the election of President and Vice President, be and the same is hereby rescinded.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Saturday, May 30th, 1789.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.

Samuel Miles, Samuel Edie,
James Read, John Baird,
Frederick Watt,

Christopher Kucher, Esquires.
Abraham Smith, Zebulun Potts,
John Smilie,

Richard Willing, David Redick, Upon application of the Secretary, an order was drawn upon the Treasurer in his favor, for one hundred and twenty-five pounds, towards defraying the expence of the lamps, &ca., placed in the State house yards, and for paying the watchmen employed in guarding the public offices, agreeably to an act of Assembly passed at the last sessions.

Mr. Baird was appointed a member of the Board of Property.

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