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wealth, appeared in Council, and took the oath required by an act of Congress passed the first of June last.
, The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Saturday, July 18th, 1789.
Samuel Miles, Christopher Kucher, and )
Resolved, That the said Samuel Caldwell, during the time he hath acted as Collector of the duty of Tonnage in this commonwealth, he hath executed the several duties of the said office with fidelity and to the satisfaction of the Board.
Upon consideration of the petition and recommendation in favor of James McMurphy, who was convicted at the last Mayor's Court of an assault and battery and sentenced to pay a fine of fifty pounds to the use of the Commonwealth, and to find security for his good behaviour for one year, and it appearing to Council by a letter from the Mayor of the city, that the said James McMurphy has complied with that part of his sentence wbich requires security for his good behaviour, and that he remains imprisoned for his fine oply,
Resolved, That the said fine of fifty pounds be remitted.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Monday, July 20th, 1789.
Samuel Miles, Christopher Kucher, )
James Read, Zebulun Potts, J The Honorable the Chief Justice McKean, Judges Atlee, Rush and Bryan, with the Attorney General, Mr. Bradford, and the Prothonotary of the Supreme Court, Mr. Burd, appeared in Council and took the oath prescribed by the act of Congress, of the first of June, 1789.
PHILADELPHIA, Tưesday, July 21st, 1789.
Samuel Miles, Christopher Kucher, )
Abraham Smith, and Esquires.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Wednesday, July 22, 1789.
Samuel Miles, Christopher Kucher, 7
James Read, Zebulun Potts, J
In favor of the Honorable William Augustus Atlee, Esquire, for one hundred and fifty pounds, being one quarter's salary, due to him on the twenty-fifth of June last, as one of the Judges of the Supreme Court.
In favor of the Honorable George Ross, Esquire, for one hundred and twenty-five pounds, being one quarter's salary due to him as Vice President of the State, ending the fifth of this month.
Upon consideration of the petition of John Wilson, who was attainted of high treason by proclamation of Council, dated the eighth of May, 1778, issued in pursuance of an act of General Assembly dated the sixth day of March, in the same year, praying (for the reasons stated in his petition) that Council would be pleased to grant him a pardon, so far as respects his person only,
Resolved, That the said John Wilson be and he is hereby pardoned.
Upon consideration of the petition of John Thompson, convicted of a cheat and of an assault and battery, praying remission of the fines to which he was sentenced upon being convicted as aforesaid; and it appearing to Council, by a certificate from the Jailor, that his term of servitude is expired,
Resolved, That the fine of fifteen pounds and of five pounds, which were imposed upon the petitioner, be and the same are hereby remitted.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Thursday, July 23rd, 1789.
Abraham Smith, )
Zebulun Fotts, and Esquires. Christopher Kucher, Samuel Miles, Upon application of John Hewson, requesting Council to grant him an order for fifty pounds, being the second installment allowed by act of Assembly passed the twenty-serenth day of March last, to assist bim in carrying on his business of callico printing and bleaching within this State, and that Council would be pleased to accept Peter Smallwood as surety for the faithfull application and repayment of the said sum in the time mentioned in the said act,
Resolved, That an order issue in favor of John Hewson for the aforesaid sum of fifty pounds, and that the said Peter Smallwood be accepted as his surety. . A draft of a proclamation, notifying all persous concerned within this State of the necessity of taking the oath required by the act of Congress passed the first day of June last, was laid before the Board, read, and agreed to, as follows, vizt:
wealth of Fenns;lvania :
A PROCLAMATION. WHEREAS, The Constitution of the United States provides that the members of the several State Legislatures and all Executive and Judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by oath or affirmation to support the said Constitution :
And Whereas, By an act of the said United States, passed on the first day of June now last past, it is provided that the oath or affirmation required by the sixth article of the said Constitution shall be administred in the form following, to wit: I, A B, do solemnly swear or affirm (as the case may be that I will support the Constitution of the United States:
And whereas, It is in and by the said act also directed and required, “that the members of the several State Legislatures, at the next sessions of the said Legislatures, respectively, and all Executive and Judicial officers of the several States who have been heretofore chosen or appointed, or who shall be chosen or appointed before the first day of August next, and who shall then be in office, sball, within one month thereafter, take the same oath or affirmation, except where they shall have taken it before, wbich may be administered by any person authorized by the law of the State in which such office shall be holden to adıninister oaths; and the members of the several State Legislatures and all Executive and Judicial officers of the several States who shall be chosen or ap. pointed after the said first day of August, shall, before they proceed to execute the duties of their respective offices, take the foregoing oath or affirmaation, which sball be administered by the person or persons who, by the law of the State, shall be authorized to administer the oath of office; and the person or persons so administering the oath hereby required to be taken, shall cause a record or certificate thereof to be made, in the same manner as by the law of the State he or they shall be directed to record or certify the oath of office, which said act has been transmitted to Council, in order that the same may be duly made known and promulgated within this Commonwealth:
And whereas, For the convenience of those whom it may concern, and that they may have knowledge thereof, Council hath caused copies of the said act to be transmitted to the Prothonotarys of the several Court of Common Pleas within this State, with directions to make the same known within their respective counties. We have therefore thought proper to issue this proclamation, in order that no ono may pretend ignorance of the premisses, and that all persons whom it may concern may have knowledge thereof and govern themselves conformably to the said Constitution and recited act. Given in Council, under the hand of his Excellency Thomas Mifflin,
Esquire, President, and the Seal of the State, at Philadelphia, this twenty-tbird day of July in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, and of the Commonwealth the fourteenth.
THOMAS MIFFLIN. ATTEST :-CHARLES BIDDLE, Sec'ry.
Colonel Miles informed the Board that Casper Snyder, Cooper, living on Vine street wharf, was the son of the Mr. Snyder men
tioned in the letter transmitted by the President of the United States yesterday, and Colonel Miles had leave to take the German letter which was inclosed for the use of the said Snyder.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Friday, July 24th, 1789.
James Read, Zebulun Potts,
Samuel Miles, Abraham Smith, The Comptroller and Register General's report upon the account of George Graff, Esquire, Sheriff of the county of Northampton, for cash received on account of Court fipes in October and December terms, 1788, amounting to twenty-seven pounds, was read and approved.
Council took into consideration the case of William Cole, now confined in the jail of the city and county of Philadelphia, under sentence of death for a robbery, of which he was convicted at a Court of Oyer and Terminer and General Jail Delivery, held at Philadelphia the sixteenth instant, and a transcript of the record of his conviction being read, it was thereupon,
Ordered, That execution of the sentence of the said Court be made and done upon him, the said William Cole, on Wednesday the twenty-ninth instant, between the hours of ten of the clock in the forenoon and two in the afternoon at the usual place of execu. tion, and a warrant under the Lesser Seal directed to the Sheriff of the city and county of Philadelphia, was accordingly issued.
Upon further consideration of the petition of Anthony Cuthbert, stating his claim to divers city lots in right of Rees Price, under a patent dated the sixteenth of November, 1691, from the first proprictor of Pennsylvania,
Resolved, That Friday the twenty-first day of August next, be assigned for hearing the said Anthony Cuthbert, touching his said claim, and that the Attorney General and Land officers be requested to attend Council at the same time.
Upon application of John Wilson, for copies of the Proclamation of Council, dated the eighth of May, 1778, by which he was attainted of high treason, and of the petition which he lately presented to Council for a pardon,
Resolved, That the request of John Wilson be complied with, and the Secretary be directed to furnish the said copies with a cer. tificate under the Seal of the State.