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“ But, independent of this Consideration, the Resolution of one of the Proprietaries to assume the immediate Superintendance of the Province, gives us additional satisfaction, as it is a measure which has been wished and even Solicited for by our Predecessors in As. sembly, and is Certainly founded in the soundest Policy, For we are Confident the true Interests of the Proprietaries, and the People Committed to their Care and Protection, are so firmly united that they cannot be separated without doing Violence to the Welfare and happiness of both. • “Impressed with these Sentiments, and convinced of your Good disposition to unite with us in promoting the common Wcal, no endeavors shall be wanting on our Part to support the Honor and dignity of your Government, and to secure to the Proprietaries and people their Just rights and Liberties.

“Signed by Order of the House.

"JOSEPH GALLOWAY, Speaker. “ September 21st, 1773.”

To which the Governor wis pleased to return an answer in these words, Viz' :

“Gentlemen :

“I accept with particular Pleasure your kind Congratulations, and the assurances you are pleased to give me, that you will support ye Honor and dignity of my Government, for which I most heartily return you my warmest thanks.

“As it was ever my sincere Inclination to Cultivate Harmony between the two Branches of the Legislature, during my former administration, so you may be assured it shall be my future Care, while I have the Honor to Preside in the Government of this Province, to Cherish the same good Dispositions, as the surest means of Contributing to the Happiness and Prosperity of the People committed to my care, with which I am thoroughly Sensible the Inter- . est of my Family is inseparably Connected.

“ The Representatives of the Freemen of this Province may, therefore, rely on the Sincerity of my Professions, when I assure them that while my duty calls upon me to support the just Prerogatives of the Crown and Rights of the Proprietaries, I shall be happy in promoting the welfare of the People, and protecting them in the enjoyment of their invaluable Liberties and Privileges.

“JOHN PENN. “September 22d, 1773.

The Speaker then Presented to the Governor a Certificate for £600, for which he returned the House his Thanks, and they with drew.

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At a Council held at Philadelphia, on Saturday, Septem" 25th, 1773.

PRESENT :
The Honourable JOHN PENN, Esquire, Governor.
Richard Peters,

Andrew Allen,
Benjamin Chew,

Edward Shippen, jun" Esquires. James Tilghman,

The Governor laid before the Board three Bills sent up by the House for his Concurrence, entituled as follows, viz' :

“An Act for the Relief of Samuel Sweet, a languishing Prisoner in the Gaol of Philadelphia, and Thomas Bamford, a Languishing Prisoner in the Gaol of Lancaster County, with respect to the Im. prisonment of their Persons."

“An Act to prevent Counterfeiting the Paper Money of other Colonies."

“An Act for the Support of the Government and payment of the Public Debts," which being severally read and Considered, the Governor sent a Verbal Message to the House by the Secretary, desiring them to furnish him with a list of the Certificates and Draughts intended to be discharged by the last mentioned Bill, which was soon after Brought up to the Governor by two Members of Assembly.

There appearing to the Board no Objection to the three Bills above mentioned, the Secretary, by the Governor's directions, carried them back to the House, with a Message that his Honor gave his assent to them.

Tuesday the 28th of September, 1773. MEMORANDUM.

A Committee of two Members of Assembly waited on the Gover. por with a Message, requesting to know when it would be agreeable to him to receive the House, in order to Pass into Laws the Bills which he had agreed to, to which the Governor answered that he would be in the Council Chamber at one O'Clock for that purpose.

Council Chamber, 1 o'clock.

The Governor being in the Council Chamber, sent a Message to the Assembly by the Secretary, to acquaint them that he required the attendance of the House there, in order to enact into Laws the Bills to which he had given his assent. The Whole House imme

diately attended, and the Speaker Presented to the Gevernor the three following Bills, which he enacted into Laws, and Signed a Warrant for affixing the Great Seal to them. The Laws were afterwards Sealed and deposited in the Rolls Office.

“An Act to prevent Counterfeiting the Paper Money of other Colonies."

"An Act for the relief of Samuel Sweet, a Languishing Prisoner in the Gaol of Philadelphia, and Thomas Bamford, a Languigbing Prisoner in the Gaol of Lancaster County, with respect to the Imprisonment of their Persons.”

“An Act for the support of the Government of this Province, and payment of the Public Debts.

At a Council held at Philadelphia on Monday 4th October, 1773.

PRESENT:
The Honourable JOHN PENN, Esquire, Governor.
Joseph Turner,

Andrew Allen,
William Logan,

Edward Shippen, jun" Esquires. James Tilghman,

The Secretary having prepared a Draught of a Proclamation in Consequence of a Resolve of the House of Assembly of the 23d Ulto., for apprehending Joseph Richardson, and a Certain Samuel Ford, who stand Charged with Counterfeiting the Bills of Credit of this Province, laid the same before the Board, which being read and approved, was ordered to be published in the several News Papers. The said Proclamation follows in these words, Viz':

By the Honorable JOHN PENN, Esquire, Governor, and Com

mander-in-Chief of the Province of Pennsylvania, and Counties of New Casile, Kent, and Sussex, on Delaware.

“A PROCLAMATION.

“ WHEREAS, it appears by sundry affidavits taken before one of the Judges of the Province of New Jersey, that Joseph Richardson, late of the County of Philadelphia, and a certain Samuel Ford, stand charged with Feloniously Forging and Counterfeiting the Bills of Credit of this Province, and passing the same, to the great injury of His Majesty's Liege Subjects: And Whereas, the endeavours hitherto used for apprehending them have been ineffectual, and it is highly expedient, for the Discouragement of such perpicious and atrocious Crimes, that the said Joseph Richardson and Samuel Ford should be brought to Condign and exemplary Punishment. I have therefore thought fit, with the advice of the Council, to Issue this my Proclamation, hereby promising and engageing that the Public Reward of Three hundred Pounds shall be paid to any Person or Persons who shall apprehend the said Joseph Richardson, and safely deliver him to the Sheriff of the City and County of Philadelphia, in the Gaol of the said County; and also that the like reward of Three hundred Pounds shall be paid to any person or Persons who shall apprehend the said Samuel Ford, and deliver him to the said Sheriff in the same Gaol. And I do hereby strictly Charge, enjoin, and require, all Judges, Justices, Sheriffs, Constables, and all other His Majesty's faithful and liege Subjects within my Government, to make diligent Search and enquiry after the said Joseph Richardson and Samuel Ford, and to use their utmost endeavours to apprehend and secure them, so that they may be brought to Justice. Given under my Hand and the Great Seal of the said Province

of Pennsylvania, at Philadelphia, the fourth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Seventythree, and in the thirteenth year of His Majesty's Reign.

*JOHN PENN. "By His Honour's Command. "JOSEPH SHIPPEN jun", Secretary.

“GOD SAVE THE KING.

The Governor laid before the Board the returns of Sheriffs and Coroners for the Counties of Philadelphia, Chester, Bucks, New Castle, Berks, and Northampton, which being duly Considered, the following persons were appointed and Commissionated as Sheriffs and Coroners of their Respective Counties, Viz' :

Names of Counties. Officers. Names of Offices. Sheriffs' Sureties. City and County of ( Sheriff, William Dewees. ( William Coates. Philadelphia. 3 Coroner, John Knight,

Joseph Potts.

Joseph Mathers. Š Sheriff, Henry Hayes, John Jackson & Chester,

2 Coroner, John Bryan, John Sellers.

Sheriff, Samuel Biles, Š Gilbert Hicks & Bucks,

Coroner, George Fell, Henry Crewson.

Š Sheriff, John Thompson, New Castle,

Coroner, Robert Bail,

S Sheriff, George Nagel, S Jacob Kern, & Berks,

Coroner, Peter Brecht, Christ Whitman

Sheriff, Henry Fuller, S Michael Heller. Northampton,

Coroner, Samuel Rea, Peter Kachlein.

At a Council held at Philadelphia, on Wednesday 6th October, 1773.

PRESENT: ' .
The Honourable JOHN PENN, Esquire, Governor.
James Tilghman,

Edward Shippen, Jun" ?
Andrew Allen,

Esquires. The Returns of Sheriffs and Coroners of Lancaster, York and Kent Counties, being made, the Governor appointed and Commissionated the following persons as Sheriffs and Coroners for their respective Counties, Viz' : Lancaster, Sheriff, John Ferree, Isaac Ferree,

Coroner, 3 Samuel Boyd, S Peter Ferree.

Sheriff, Samuel Edie, Rober M'Pherson, York, Coroner, S Joseph Adlem, S David M'Cannaughy.

Sheriff, John Cook, Kent, Coroner, S Caleb Furbee.

Ať a Council held at Philadelphia on Saturday 9th October, 1773.

PRESENT :
The Honorable JOHN PENN, Esquire, Governor.
Benjamin Chew,

Edward Shippen, Jun"" } Esquires. James Tilghman.

The Returns of Sheriffs and Coroners for the Counties of Cumberland, Bedford and Northumberland, being now made, the same were laid before the Board, and the following persons were, after due Consideration, appointed and Commissionated as Sheriffs and Coroners of their Respective Counties, Vizs:

Cumberland, Sheriff, ) Ephraim Blaine, ) Robert Callender, Coroner, Samuel Laird, James Blaine,

Sureties. Sheriff, ) James Piper, Bernard Dougherty, Bedford, Coroner, { Jobn Cesner, John Piper,

Sureties. Northumberland, Sheriff, ) William Cook, William Plunket, Coroner, James Murray, Samuel Hunter,

Sureties.

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