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NAVAL DEPARTMENT, dissatisfaction in, 680.
Naval officers, touching their pay, 518, 522; armament of Dela-
ware officers, dc, 731.
Negroes and Mulattoes, imported duty on, 72.
New Jersey, letter from to Congress considered, 628.
Northumberland county erected, 32, 43; petition from the inhabi-
tants complaining of the Connecticut settlers, 111.
Associators, Battalion of formed & officers appointed, 746.
OBSERVATION & Inspection committee, copies of instructions to
Officers' commission, form of recommended by Committee of Safe-
ty, 321, 444, 447, 448, 444, 450, 451.
Officers of military associations for the defence of American Liber-
ty, how to be commissioned, 295.
Old linnen for bandages and lint, &c, 633.
PATROLES, of Associators for Philadelphia, 630.
Patterns for weapons of war, &c., 282.
Pay, monthly, of officers and men employed in the provincial armed
boats, 329; weekly allowance, 329.
Paymasters appointed for the army, 356.
Payne, Ralph, Governor of the Leeward Is'ands, letter from, 57.
Peon, Richard, his commission revoked, 91; letter from to Dr. W.
Peon, John, appointed Governor, 91; his being commissioned pub.
lished with solemnities, 92; his Proclamations, 92, 93, 95, 99,
105, 153, 174, 199, 206, 213, 220, 229, 246, 258, 269; his
letters to the Connecticut Commissioners, 123, 130; to Arthur
St. Clair, 145, 194, 202; to Lord Dunmore, Governor of Vir.
ginia, 149, 176, 193; to Governor Trumbull of Connecticut, 152,
156; to Smith, and others, 171; to William Crawford, 171; to
Sir William Jobnson, 192; to Lord Dartmouth, 221, 236; to
Eden, Governor of Maryland, 242, 247; to William Plunket,
Peters, Richard, his letter to Henry Wilmot, 177..
Pikes, as weapons of defence, recommended to the Associators, 322,
Pikemen, directions how to equip them for service, 322.
Pitching axes used by the Flying Camp, 727.
Pilots on the river and bay of Delaware, directed to avoid being
— appointed for the Delaware, 377.
Plunket, William, letter from, 86.
Port of Boston, Parliamentary act respecting, noticed 180.
Powder mills, encouraged by advancing loans of money, 459, 467;
certain conditions observed and suitable places selected, 482,
488; money allowed for building, 501; furnished with saltpetre,
Prisoners of war, a list of their names to be kept in each Colony,
- exchanged, 564, 595, 596, 608; allowed to go on parole, 639.
Proclamations by Governor Richard Penn, 14, 44, 58, 88; by Go-
vernor John Benn, 92, 95, 99, 105, 153, 174, 199, 206, 213,
229, 246, 269.
Profane swearing prohibited in the army, 309.
Provincial manufactory of gun-locks, 506.
- arms distributed, 517.
Provision made to supply family of poor men in actual service, 646,
'RANGERS on the frontier settlements dispersed, 215.
· Rank or precedence among the Pennsylvania Associators, rules for
establishing adopted, 316, 318, 319, 320, 334.
Rations, allowance of, 500.
Reading, a guard to be kept at, 714.
Redbank Island viewed, 283.
Reed Henry, bis deposition, 168.
Redoubt to be erected at Billingsport, N. J., 601, 604.
Reports from Lord Commissioners of Trade and Plantations, 103.
Resolutions by the Council of Safety, 279.
Road, from William Masters to the old Germantown road, 46, 47;
on the line between Vandyke & Holmes, 51; from the Schuyl.
kill to the Conestoga road, 55, 69, 112, 193; from Northampton
to Wyoming, 209.
Rules and regulations for the artillery companies, 391.
for the government of the Continental army to be printed, 636.
SAFETY COMMITTEE, appointed for the province of Pennsylvania,
Safety pilot appointed, 376.
Salt monopolized by mercenary persons, conduct disapproved, 747,
748, 751; Salt purchased by Council of Safety and distributed,
Schooner Isabella, touching, 230.
Seamen enlisted in the service of the province, their pay, 513.
Servants and indented apprentices not to be enlisted without a writ-
ten consent from the owners, 723.
Bhawanese Indians, message to from Governor John Penn, 203.
Shearman's creek, act to preserve navigation of, 71.
Shippen Joseph, jr., continued Secretary to the Council, 91.
Ship Snow examined touching embezzlement, 90, 102.
Smith, Devereux, letter from to Governor Penn, 169.
Shot, different sorts ordered to be made in large quantities, 561.
St. Clair, letter from, 140.
Susquehanna Company, supposed to have assigned their right to
land to the People of Connecticut, 179.
Sulphur ore, intelligence of its existence desired to be imparted,
Sutherland, Nicholas, letter from.
Taxes to be levied on all estates in Pennsylvania, to carry on war,
Tilghmad's Report touching the boundary line between Pennsyl.
vania & Virginia, 181; his letters to Lord Dunmore, 183, 186.
Title to be applied to Governor John Penn, agreed upon, 91. "
Trumbull, Governor of Connecticut, letters from, 3, 119, 151,
Treasurer appointed by the Council of Safety, 281.
UNIFORMS always to be worn by officers going abroad, 628.
Venus, Brig, on a voyage for arms & ammunition, 642.
Vessels of war applying for commission for letters of Marque & Re-
prisal, to furnish a statement of tonnage, &c., 590.
Virginia lays claim to part of western Pennsylvania, 150, 156,
158, 161 165, 171, 176, 180, 181, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, .
Void, certain acts declared as such, 103, 105.
WAR, a general one with the Indians anticipated, 192.
Weekly allowance to men employed in armed boats, 329, 331.
Welsh, Francis, letter from, 280.
Westmoreland county, disturbances in, 165, 166, 167, 234, 235..
- Sundry murders prostrated in, 180.
- people of purchase one hundred fire locks, 417; received money
to pay troops, 711.
Whitesides' deposition, 228.
Wipey, Joseph, a Delaware Indian, murdered, 199.
Window weights, leaden ones ordered to be collected, 637.
YORK COUNTY, Military Associators in, letters touching them, 300,
335; a committee of the county purchase powder & lead, 344 ;
supplies Westmoreland county out of the public stock, some pow-
der and lead, 346 ; prisoners on parole allowed to reside at
York, 639, 645, 698.
PROVINCIAL COUNCIL OF PENNSYLVANIA.
At a Council held at Philadelphia in the Council Chamber, on Fryday the 18th of October, 1771.
The Honourable RICHARD PENN, Esquire, Lieutenant Go-
Thomas Cadwallader, 7
Esquires. William Logan,
Andrew Allen, Richard Peters,
Edward Shippen, Junior, J The Governor having yesterday received a Message from the Assembly, acquainting him that they propose to present him an address, and to claim the usual priviledges of the House, and his Honour having appointed this day for that purpose, about twelve o'clock he directed the Secretary to acquaint them that he attended his appointment in the Council Chamber, and was ready to Receive the House with their Speaker. The whole House immediately waited on him, and the Speaker delivered the following address, Viz' :
“ To the Honourable RICHARD PENN, Esquire, Lieutenant Go.
vernor of the Province of Pennsylvania, and Counties of New Castle, Kent, and Sussex, upon Delaware.
The Address of the Assembly.
“May it please your Honour:
“The Representatives of the Freemen of the Province of Pennsylvania, in General Assembly met, sincerely congratulate your Honour on your safe Arrival and accession to this Government.
“The appointment of a Gentleman who has resided several , years among us, and acquired a knowledge of the Circumstances of