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OF THE

PROVINCIAL COUNCIL

OF

PENNSYLVANIA,
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FROM THE ORGANIZATION TO THE TERMINATION
OF THE PROPRIETARY GOVERNMENT.

PUBLISHED BY THE STATE.

VOL. V.,

CONTaINING THE PRoCEEDINGS OF CoUNCIL FROM DECEMBER 17TH
1745, To 20TH MaRCH, 1754, BOTH DaTS INCLUDED.

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Address of Council to the King, 51. And to the Assembly,96. Of Governor and Council to King on death of Prince of Wales, 527.

Aix-la-Chapelle, peace of, 330, 343, 359-362.

Albany, account of Treaty held at, with the Indians, 7-26.

Artillery Company formed, 267.

Assembly, Messages to and from, (See Messages.) On Union for defence, 32, 37. On bills of credit, 44, 45, 48, 49. Address to the King, 51. No money for war, 74. Called, 135. Writ for, 135. Money to King, 160. Letter to proprietaries, 159. Complain of their frequency, 276. Resolutions of Council respecting, 277-279. Reply of, 834. Address to Governor —illegal meeting, 492, 494.

Association formed for defence, 158. Encouraged by Council, 158, 161. Parade, 168. Officers appointed, 174.

Associators, Officers take the oaths, 183. Of Chester county, officers, 185. Of Philadelphia County, 193, 247. Bucks, 193, 247. Lancaster county, 194, 247. Commissioned officers in each county, 209, 210, 247. Reviewed in Philadelphia, 223. Assembly message on, 236. Opinion of T. Penn respecting, 240. Commission and instructions to Col. Taylor, 251. Letter to proprietaries respecting, 321. A company in Bucks withdraws and chooses officers, 325.

Ballet, Captain, arrives in Sloop-of-War Otter, 241. His instructions, 241. Entertained, 243. Had engagement and ship heaving down—called on for aid—proposes battery, 249. Takes prizes, 324.

Batteries to be built in Philadelphia, 158, 161, 172.

Bedford, Duke of, on peace with French, &c., 330, 359, 379, 412,

456. Letters to, 416. Beleher, Governor of New Jersey, arrives, 111. Consulted about

regulating pilots, 111, 112. Letter from, 266. To, 266. Berks county, Sheriff and coroner elected, 597, 662.

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Bills of credit, 33, 34, 35, 45, 46, 48, 370, 374, 397, 412, 639.

Report of committee of Assembly on, 415. Statement of, sent

to Duke of Bedford, 416. Report of lower counties on, 417, 561,

605, 609, 613, 616, 638, 723.

Bribery and Corruption at Elections, bill against, 562.

Bridge over Cobb's Creek, 100.

Bristol, burgesses re-elected, 110.

Bucks, county officers elected for, 3. Court'house, 30. Work

house at Bristol, 34. Justices elected, 113. Officers elected, 120.

Associators—officers, 193, 210, 247. A company withdraws from
association and chooses officers, 325-326. Sheriffs and Coroners,
345, 411, 464, 662. Sheriff charged with fraud at election ac-
quitted, 344. Justices commissioned, 388. Indians prevent sur-
veys of land, 489. Sheriffs and Coroners, 550, 662. New county,
560. Justices, 573. Roads, 576, 597.

Canada, expedition to, money raised for, in Pennsylvania, 176-180.

French in, making preparations, 387. Expedition to, laid aside,

142.

Canassetego and Soleonwanaghly, Indian chiefs, deaths of, 467, 486.

Cannon applied for in England, 158, 161. To be borrowed from

New York and Massachusetts, 173. Applications for, 198, 204,

205, 206, 207, 228. Sent from New York, 215.

Cape Breton, Governor applied to for Cannon, 204.

Celeron, Captain—letter to Governor Hamilton, 425. A curious
plate and inscription by, found, 509.

Charticr, Peter, his enmity feared, 2. Gone over to the French, 5.

Chastenoy, Monsieur, letter from, 71, 124. Letter to, 131.

Chester, county officers elected for, 3, 120. Complaint against

Justice, 78, 94, 98. Associators—officers, 185, 217, 325. Roads,

202. Petition from commisioners to lay out a road, 203. Com-

missioned officers, 209, 210, 345, 411, 464, 597. Justices com-

plained of, 378. Religious differences among Presbyterians of,

378. Justices commissioned, 387, 548, 572. Sheriff and Cor-

oner, 550, 662.

Circular letter to militia captains, 2, 5.

Clinton, Governor, forces under, 130. Letters to, 132, 143, 164,

173. From, 135, 175, 182, 187, 215, 265, 297, 387, 430, 462,

464, 480, 495, 508, 517, 548, 573, 607, 625, 639, 641, 642.

Letters to, 186, 189, 205, 215, 284, 286, 46.i, 495, 575, 623,

640. For cannon, 205. Appoints interview with Indians, 295.

Message to his Assembly and address, 465. To Governor of

Canada, 553.

Cresap, Thomas, 218.

Commissions, power in President and Council to grant, doubted,
240. Issued for associators to. Col. Taylor, 251.

Commissioners to meet Indians at Lancaster, 299. Report and

Treaty, 306-318. At Ohio, 658.

Committee of Safety for province and city mentioned, 274.

Connecticut claim, on Lands, 735, 757. Letter from W. Parsons

on, 736, 775-77. Letters to Governor, 767, 768. Statement

and opinion of Attorney General, 774.

Coroners elected, 55, 345, 411, 464, 662.

Counties, new, 426.

Cove, Great, unsigned paper and answer of Justices of Cumberland

County, 453. Address of Trespassers in, to Governor, 468. Pe-

tition to Governor, 468. Little, petition of inhabitants of, to

T. and R. Penn, 453.

Croghan, George, letters from, 72, 119, 139. Letter to, 214. Ac-

count of his proceedings among Indians. 287. Presents his ac-

counts, 294. Letters from, 298, 496. To go to Allegheny, 387-

Conference at, 438. Instructions to, 519. His proceedings, 530-

Letters from, 538, 568. To, 570. At Carlisle, 665. Journal

to Ohio, 731.

Crown Point, expedition against, 198.

Cumberland County, settlers on River to be removed, 431. Con-

ferences by Weiser, Peters, and Croghan with Indians in, 431.

Justices appointed, 436. Letter from Governor to Justices of,

452. Papers and letters, 452-454. From justices to inhabitants

of Great Cove, 453. Petition of, 453. Sheriffs and Coroners,

468, 550, 597, 662. And York line law, 503. Disorders in,

528. A. Montour commissioned to live in, over Blue Hills, 569.

Indian conference at, 666-685.

Debts, small, acts respecting, 28, 29.

De Lancey, Governor, letters from, 716, 717.

Delaware River, privateers in, 8P. Robberies by Spaniards, 90, 98.

Suspicious vessels in, 103, 111, 124. Council have no funds to

pay an express from Lewestown, 111. Prizes made, 113. Bay

aud river, petition of pilots respecting Jersey pilots, 220. Procla-

mation, 227-231. Defence of, 229, 238, 240. Privateers, 233,

245, 248, 252-4, 268, 283, 284. The Hector, Capt. Maisterson.

arrives, prizes, 323. Councils advice to him respecting depth of

water, &c., 324. A French vessels puts in in distress, 528. An-

other vessel, 580. Allowed to repair, 581. Survey of, 580. Ves-

sels in distress, 598, 655-657, 601.

Depositions, John Lemmon, 585. R. Owings, 585. Alexander
McGinty, 663. Respecting captures in Delaware, 114. Pri-
vateers, 115. B. Martin, 115. J. Cowan, 110. Ed. Liston,
117. J. Hart, 117. J. Aries, 118. P. Green, respecting pri-
vateer, 233. G. Porteus, do., 245. A Spanish privateer, 248.
Geo. Proctor (privateer), 253. N Ambler, 261. Jus. White,

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