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The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Saturday, July 25th, 1789.

PRESENT :
The Honorable GEORGE ROSS, Esquire, Vice President.

Samuel Miles, Abraham Smith,
Richard Willing, Zebulun Potts, and (Esopires.
James Read,

Amos Gregg, Christopher Kucher, Upon consideration of the petition and respectable recommendation from a number of the inhabitants of the bourough of Carlisle, and from Mr. Justice Weiss, of this city, for the pardon of a certain Richard Crane, who was convicted at the last Mayor's Court of receiving stolen goods, knowing them to be such, and sentenced to ' pay to the use of the Commonwealth a fine of four pounds ten sbil. lings, and to undergo a servitude at hard labour for the term of six months, &ca.,

Resolved, That the said Richard Crane be and he is hereby pardoped.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Monday, July 27th, 1789.

PRESENT :
The Honorable GEORGE ROSS, Esquire, Vice President.

Samuel Miles, Abraham Smith,
James Read,

Richard Willing, and I
Amos Gregg,

Zebulun Potts,

oua SEsquires. Christopher Kucher, A letter from the President of the United States to His Excelleney the President of this State, inclosing an Act of Congress passed the twentieth day of this month, imposing a duty upon tonpage, and requesting that the receipt of the several Acts of Con. gress may be acknowledged by the President of this state, was received and read. .

A letter from Thomas Fitzsimmons, Esquire, one of the Delegates from this State in Congress, addressed to the President of this State, on the subject of certain certificates of this State now in the Treasury of the United States, was also received and read,

On motion, Resolved, That on Wednesday next Council will go into the appointment of a Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas, Clerk

of the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace and Jail Delivery, and of the Orphans' Court for the county of Northumberland, the said offices having become vacant by the death of Lawrence Keene, Esquire.

Council Chamber.

PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, July 28th, 1789.

PRESENT:
The Honorable GEORGE ROSS, Esquire, Vice President.

Samuel Miles, Abraham Smith, ).
Richard Willing, Zebulun Potts, and

Esquires.
James Read,

Amos Gregg,
Christopher Kucher,

The Council met..

PHILADELPHIA, Wednesday, July 29th, 1789.

PRESENT :
The Honorable GEORGE ROSS, Esquire, Vice President.

Samuel Miles, Zebulun Potts,
James Read,
Amos Gregg, and

Esquires.
Christopher Kucher, Richard Willing,

Abraham Smith, Agreeably to the order of the day, Council proceeded to the appointment of a Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas, Clerk of the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace and Jail Delivery, and Clerk of the Orphans' Court for the county of Northumberland, in the room Lawrence Keene, Esquire, lately deceased, and the ballots being taken for the several candidates, it appeared that Jasper Ewing was duly elected to the said several offices, and he was commissionated accordingly.

On motion, Resolved, That the said Jasper Ewing be appointed and commissionated a Justice of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the county of Northumberland, and that a dedimus potestatem be now issued, directed to Jaspar Ewing, Prothonotary, and John Simpson, the Recorder and Register of the said county.

Upon the second reading of the petition of Arthur French and Thomas McCarty, the former convicted of a cheat and the latter of a nuisance, in keeping a disorderly house, at the last Mayor's

Court, praying remission of the punishment to which they have been severally sentenced for the said offences,

Resolved, That :he said petitions be dismissed.

Upon the second reading of the petition of Crousillat and Oliver, of the city of Philadelphia, merchants, stating, that having im. ported into this State, from Europe, a quantity of goods, and paid the duty thereon, they shipped the same to St. Doiniogo, but not being landed there, were brought back to Philadelphia in the same vessel; therefore praying Council to romit the duties charged upon the second importation of the said goods,

Resolved, That Council cannot grant the relief prayed for, and that the petitioners have leave to withdraw their petitions.

A note from the Trustees and Faculty of the University, to his Excellency the President and Council, requesting the favor of their company to join in procession with the Trustees and Faculty, on the thirtieth and thirty-first instant from the Philosophical Hall to the German church in Race street, to attend the commencement, was received and read, and it was agreed to attend the said proces. sion.

Upon consideration of the petition and recommendation in favor of Ezekiel Bayona, confined in the jail of this city, for remission of a fine of twenty shillings, to which he was sentenced by the Mayor's Court, for an assault and battery upon certain Grace Oberman,

Resolved, That the fine aforesaid be remitted.

The petition of George Benedict, praying Council to grant him some relief, in consideration of his being wounded while doing duty as a gunner in Colonel Hanna's. battalion of Dauphine county militia, was read, and thereupon,

Resolved, That Council cannot grant any relief in this case, and that the petitioner have leave to withdraw bis petition.

Agreeably to the Comptroller's and Register General's reports, the following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, vizt:

In favor of William Fians, for forty-three pounds five shillings and ten pence, being the ballance due to him upon his account for further repairs done to that part of the bank of Mud Island, which by contract is to be kept up at the expence of the State, amountiog to one hundred and twenty-seven pounds, settled the twentyfirst instant.

In favor of Philip Cline, for thirteen days' mason work at the aforesaid bank, amounting to six pounds eight shillings and three pence, settled the twenty-fifth instant.

In favor of Messieurs Brown and Shortall, lumber merchants, for three pounds one sbilling and ten pence, amount of their account for one thousand feet of rough sap pine boards, sent to Mud Island, and used by the men employed in repairing the aforesaid bank, to walk on out into the mud, settled by the Comptroller General the same day.

In favor of Thomas Hall, for six pounds nine shillings and nine pence, in full for thirteen days and a half of work as a mason at

the aforesaid bank, settled by the Comptroller General the same day.

In favor of John Morrell, for eight pounds two shillings and six pence, amount of his account for gunpowder furnished to the battalion of artillery, under an order of Council dated June the twenty-pinth, 1787, and used upon the anniversary of indepen. dance; this account settled February the twenty-sixth, 1789.

In favor of James Hockley, John Jones, Joseph Paul, David Thomas, John Brooke, Jacob Light, Abraham Lincoln, Mordecai Millard, George Gardner, John Mairs, Charles Shoemaker, Hoory Holler, Frederick Klecknor, Samuel Baird, Lindsey Coates, Anthony Levering, Robert Currey, John Spohn, John Bishop, George Miller, and Matthias Pennebacker, for the sum of eighty-sis pounds seven shillings, being the amount of their several accounts for their several expences as commissioners appointed by act of the General Assembly passed the fifteenth of March, 1784, intituled A supplement to an act entitled An Act for making the river Schuylkill navigable, and for the preservation of the fish in the said river, &ca., and to two supplements to the same act,

On motion, Resolved, That Tuesday next be assigned for taking into consideration the act of Assembly passed the third day of March, 1788, intituled “A supplement to an act entituled An Act for raising by way of lottery the sum of forty-two thousand dollars, for im. proving the public roads leading from the city of Philadelphia to the western parts of this State, and towards the improving the navi. gation of the river Schuylkill,” which appropriates one moiety of the neat proceeds of the said lottery for repairing that part of the Lancaster road called Jones' lane, and also for the consideration of the act of Assembly to which the said act is a supplement.

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honor. able Richard Willing, Esquire, for sixty-six pounds, being in full of his account for attendance in Council from the twenty-first day of March untill the twenty-eighth of July, 1789, deducting thirtytwo days for absence.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Thursday, July 30th, 1789.

PRESENT :
The Honorable GEORGE ROSS, Esquire, Vice President.

Samuel Miles, Abrabam Smith,
James Read, Amos Gregg, and Esquires.

Christopher Kucher, Zebulun Potts, Jasper Ewing, Esquire, (who was yesterday elected Prothonotary of the county of Northumberland,) attending Council, and offered the Reverend Doctor Smith and Edward Burd, Esquires, as sureties for his faithfull discharge of the duties of the said office according to law; whereupon, it was

Resolved, To accept the said sureties.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Friday, July 31st, 1789.

PRESENT :
The Honorable GEORGE ROSS, Esquire, Vice President.

Samuel Miles, . Abraham Smith, )
James Read,

Amos Gregg, and Esquires. Cbristopher Kucher, Zebulun Potts, Samuel Powell, Esquire, Mayor of the city of Philadelphia, appeared in Council and took the oath required by the act of Congress of the first day of June, 1789.

A letter from the Commissioners of the county of Lancaster, in answer to the circular letter from Council of the second of July, instant, urging the immediate collection of the taxes, was received and read.

A letter from the Prothonotary of Huntington county, inclosing a list of tavern keepers required by a letter from Council, dated June the twenty-third last, was received and read.

Council Chamber.
Philadelphia, Saturday, August 1st, 1789.

PRESENT :
Amos Gregg, Zebulun Potts,
Abraham Smith, Samuel Miles, and Esquires.
Christopher Kucher, and James Read,

Amos Grecsmith,

and Jame

The Council met.

Philadelphia, Monday, August 3rd.

PRESENT :
The Honorable GEORGE ROSS, Esquire, Vice President.

Samuel Miles, Christopher Kucher, and ? Esanires.

James Read, Amos Gregg, A letter from His Excellency the President of the United States, inclosing “ An Act of Congress for establishing an Executive de

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