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DEPUTY SECRETARIES OF THE COMMON.

WEALTH. James Trimble......

March 12, 1791 [Mr. Trimble served as Assistant Secretary of the Supreme Executive Council from 1777 until his appointment as Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth-his official connection with the Government embracing a period of fifty-nine years, and until 1836.] Joseph Wallace

Jan. 14, 1836 Henry Petriken

Jan. 15, 1839 Edwin W. Hutter, (resigned May 9, 1813) .......... Jan. 22, 1812 Thomas L. Wilson...

Jan. 12, 1811 Henry Petriken,

Jan. 21, 1815 Alexander L. Russell..

Aug. 7, 1818 A. W. Benedict

Feb. 1, 1850 Elisha s. Goodrich...

Jan. 21, 1852 John M. Sullivan ...

Jan. 17, 1855 Henry L. Dieffenbach.,

Jan. 20, 1858 Samuel B. Thomas

Jan. 16, 1861 William H. Armstrong.

May 26, 1863 William W. Hays..

May Isaac B. Gara....

Jan. 16, 1867 James M. Weakley

May 12, 1869 Adam C. Reinchl.

Jan.

1, 1872 John Blair Linn

April 10, 1873

1, 1866

AUDITORS GENERAL OF PENNSYLVANIA.

UNDER APPOINTMENT BY THE GOVERNOR. John Donaldson

April 12, 1789 Jonathan B. Smith..

April 19, 1794 Samuel Bryan

July 1,:1795 George Duffield.

Oct. 13, 1801 John Kean

Oct. 15, 1805 Richard M. Crain

Dec. 21, 1808 George Bryan...

May 2, 1809 James Duncan, (vice Bryan, resigned,). ..... April 2, 1821 David Mann...

May 3, 1824 Daniel Sturgeon

May

3, 1830 Nathaniel P. Hobart..

May George R. Espy..

May

6, 1839 Wm. F. Packer ...

May 4, 1812 John N. Purviance.

May

1, 1845

-, 1836

BY ELECTION OF THE PEOPLE. Ephraim Banks

May 6, 1851 Jacob Fry, Jr........

May 5, 1857 Thomas E. Cochran..

May 1, 1860 Isaac Slenker

May

4, 1863 John F. Hartranft

May 1, 1866 [David Stanton elected 1871, died before assuming office. By direction of the Legislature John F. Hartranft continued in office until December, 1872.) Harrison Allen.

Nov. 8, 1872 Justus F. Temple

May

4, 1875

Land Department under the Province and Com

wealth.

UNDER THE PROVINCE.

SURVEYORS GENERAL.
Thomas Holmes, commissioned March 20, 1682,
Edward Pennington, commissioned February 26, 1698.

COMMISSIONERS OF PROPERTY.
From November 10, 1701, Commissioners of Property transacted
the business of the Land Office, to wit:
Edward Shippen,

Thomas Story,
Griffith Owen,

James Logan.
SURVEYORS GENERAL.

When commissioned. Jacob Taylor

Nov. 26, 1706 Benjamin Eastburn...

Oct. 29, 1733 William Parsons

Aug. 27, 1741 Nicholas Scull

June 14, 1748 John Lukens .......

Dec. 8, 1761 SECRETARIES OF THE LAND OFFICE. John Georges..

April 12, 1733 Richard Peters.

Nov. 24, 1718 William Peters.

Nov. 1, 1760 James Tilghman

KEEPERS OF THE GREAT SEAL. Thomas Story...

April 25, 1700 Edward Shippen, Griffith Owen and James Logan, deputies...

Fel). 13, 1705 Lyndford Lardner

Dec. 12, 1746 Richard Hockley

Mar. 28, 1753 Edward Physick

Jan'y 1, 1709 MASTERS OF ROLLS. Thomas Lloyd.

Oct. 27, 1683 Patrick Robinson.

June 25, 1634 Thomas Story.

April 25, 1700 Griffith Owen, Dep....

May 11, 1702 Morris Lisle, Dep....

Feb. 13, 1705

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SECRETARIES OF THE LAND OFFICE. David Kennedy

April 10, 1781 James Tilghman

Nov. 8, 1782 David Kennedy

April 21, 1785 John Hall, (vice Kennedy, deceased).

Aug. 1, 1796 Nathan Luf borough

Dec. 9, 1799 Tench Coxe..

Jan. 3, 1800 Andrew Ellicott...

Oct. 1, 1801 John Cochran.

April 4, 1809 William Clark.

May 11, 1818 James Braily

May 11, 1821 Joshua Dickerson

May 11, 1824 Samuel Workman.

May 11, 1830 John Gebhart.....

May 10, 1836 William Hopkins..

May 10, 1842 [The office of Secretary of Land Office was abolished by the act of the 17th day of April, 1843, and the duties devolved upon the Surveyor General.]

MASTERS OF ROLLS.

When commissioned. John Morris

Mar. 22, 1777 Mathew Irwin...

Mar. 14, 1785 William Parr..

Oct. 30, 1786 Mathew Irwin..

April 15, 1791 Timothy Matlack.

April 14, 1800 [The office of Master of Rolls was abolished by the act of 29th of March, 1809, a portion of the books and papers were placed under the charge of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, and the rest in the care of the Secretary of the Land Office. 1

RECEIVERS GENERAL.

When commissioned. Francis Johnston...

April 10, 1781 Frederick A. Muhlenburg.

Jan'y 8, 1801 John M'Kissick......

June 30, 1801 [The act of March 29, 1809, abolished the office of Receiver General of the Land Office, and directed the books, etc., to be taken in charge by the Secretary of the Land Office, and all moneys due on lands to be paid to the State Treasurer.]

COMPTROLLERS GENERAL.

When commissioned. John Nicholson...

Nov. 8, 1782 John Donaldson.

April 12, 1794 Samuel Bryan

Oct. 13, 1801 George Duffield...

Oct. 15, 1805

ESCHEATORS GENERAL.
llenry Osborne
John Nicholson...
Clement Biddle...
William N. Irvine ........

Fel). 20, 1781
Oct. 2, 1787
Nov. 25, 1795
Sept. 14, 1815

SURVEYORS GENERAL.

(Under appointment by the Governor.) John Lukens...

April 10, 1781 Daniel Brodhead..

Nov. 5, 1789 Samuel Cochran..

April 23, 1800 Andrew Porter....

May 10, 1809 Richard T. Leech..

Dec. 7, 1813 Jacob Spangler

Feb. 13, 1818 Samuel Cochran.

May 11, 1821

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