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delphia, were immediately submitted to the Judges and Attorney General for their opinions, which they have accordingly given in writing, and which I have the honor of inclosing to you as coincident with the opinion of Council on the subject.
With great respect and esteem I am, Sir, your most obedient and bumble servant,
THOMAS MIFFLIN. To Sharp Delany, Esquire.
A petition from a pumber of inhabitants of the district of the townships of Northampton and Southampton, in the county of Bucks, containing a complaint of irregular proceedings at the last election of Justices of the Peace in the said district, and praying to be heard in support of the said petition, was read, and it was thereupon,
Resolved, That Thursday the twenty-seventh day of the present month, be appointed for hearing the petitioners, and all others concerned touching the said complaint, and that the petitioners and the officers of the said election have notice to attend Council on that day.
Ordered, That Supænas iseue for such persons within the said district, as shall be thought proper by the member of the county to be summoned.
PHILADELPHIA, Monday, August 10th.
James Read, Abrabam Smith, and
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, August 11th, 1789.
Samuel Miles, John Cannon, (now)
Of Cornelius Vincent, for provisions supplied the militia and others, in 1778 and 1779, at Fort Freeland in Northumberland county, before the capture and reduction thereof, amounting to twenty pounds thirteen shillings.
Of Collinson Read, Esquire, of Berks county, for a horse furnished by Thomas Youngman, in the year 1776, for public service, which horse was afterward taken by the enemy, and the sum of twenty five pounds was paid by Collinson Read to the said Thomas Youngman, being the value of the said horse.
An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable Christopher Kucher, Esquire, for thirty-one pounds ten shillings, in full for his attendance in Council from the first day of July untill the eleventh day of August, 1789, inclusively.
Agreeably to order, the Attorney General in behalf of the State, and Miers Fisher, Esquire, as Attorney to Christianna Gulielma Gaskill, atttended in Council, and were severally heard, touching the prayer of the petition of the said Christiana, that the Attorney General be directed to receive a declaration in ejectment on her demise to try her title to three equal fourth's parts of divers lots of ground containing in breadth north and south, one hundred and two feet, and extending across the intervening streets of the city, from Delaware fourth street to the river Sebuylkill.
The Council met.
James Read, · Abraham Smith, 1
Zebuluu Potts, and ? Christopher Kucher, Richard Willing, A letter from the President of the United States, dated the tenth instant, inclosing an act of Congress passed the fifth instant, for settling the accounts between the United States and individual States, was received and read, and a letter was written by the President of this Board to the President of the United States, acknowledging the receipt of the said letter and act of Congress.
The Comptroller and Register General's report upon the follow. ing accounts were read and approved, vizt:
Of Nicholas Brosius, Collector of Excise in the county of Berks, for excise collected from August the tenth, 1787, to August 10th, 1788, amounting to pine hundred and thirty-pine pounds eleven shillings and four pence.
Of Bartholomew Garvey, for his pay as a seven months' man in the late army of the United States, amounting to seventeen pounds ten shillings.
Of Michael Frederick, for his pay as an eighteen months' man in the said army, announting to forty-fire pounds.
Of Jacob Whitman, for the hire of his scow which was taken to carry stone to Mud Island for repairing that part of the bank of said island, which is to be kept up at the expence of the State, ampting to four pounds ten shillings.
Of William Fians, for his expences in taking home the scow, &ca., and hauling twenty-three perch of stone to the wharf, amounting to three pounds ten shillings and two pence.
Thereupon orders were drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the said Jacob Whilman and William Fians, for the several sums due to them as aforesaid.
Upon consideration of the petition and recommendation in favor of Margaret Osburne for remission of the fine and punishment at bard labour, to which she was sentenced at a Court of Oyer and Terminer held at Philadelpbia, on the twenty-sixth day of January last, upon being convicted of larceny,
Resolved, That the said Margaret Osborne be and she is hereby pardoned.
The Council met.
Richard Willing, and Esquires.
John Cannon, Upon consideration of a respectable recommendation in favor of Josiah Matlack, of the township of Lower Dublin, in the county of Philadelphia, for remission of the fine of ten pounds, payable to the use of the Commonwealth, to wbich he was sentenced at a Court of Oyer and Terminer and General Jail Delivery, beld at Pbiladelpbia on the twentieth of July last, upon his being convicted of destroying a receipt for taxes paid by John Waggoner, with an intention to defraud him, the said Waggover,
Resolved, That the said fine of ten pounds imposed upon the said Josiah Matlack, be remitted, agreeably to the prayer of his petition and the said recommendation.
A petition from Peter Sbaw, of Cumberland county, who was convicted of an assault and battery at a Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace held for the said county, on the twenty-first of July last, and sentenced by the said Court to pay to the use of the Commonwealth a fine of seven pounds ten shillings, stating that be is unable to pay the said fine, and praying that Council would be pleased to remit the same, was received and read, together with a certificate from phe Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas of the said county, that the said Peter Sbaw hath applied to the said Court for the benefit of the act for relief of insolvent debtors; it was thereupon
Resolved, That the said fine be remitted.
A petition from James Mullen, of Chester county, accompanied by a recommendation in his favor, was read, and an order was taken that the fine due to the State, and the punishment at hard labor to which he was sentenced by a Court of General Quarter Sessions and Jail Delivery, held on the twenty-sixth of May last for the county aforesaid, upon being convicted of larceny, be remitted.
On motion, Resolved, 'That to-morrow be assigned for going into the appointment of a President of the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace and Jail Delivery, and Orphans' Court of the county of Philadelphia, and of the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace and Jail Delivery of the county of Bucks.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Friday, August 14th, 1789.
· PRESENT :
Richard Willing, and
day returned.) A letter from the President of the United States, dated the eleve enth instant, inclosing the following aets of Congress, vizt :
An Act to provide for the government of the territory northwest of the river Obio.
An Act for the establishment and support of light houses, beacons, buoys, and public piers.
An Aci to establish an Executive Department, to be denominated the Department of War; and likewise a duplicate of an act for settling the accounts between the United States and individual States, was received and read, and a letter was written by the Pre. sident of this Board to the President of the Unite i States, aoknowledging the receipt of the letter and acts of Congress aforesaid.
Agreeably to the minute of yesterday, Council proceeded to the appointment of a President of the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace and Jail Delivery and of the Orphans' Court in the county of Philadelphia, and also a President of the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace and Jail Delivery of the county of Bucks, in the room of Edward Shippen and Henry Wyn. koop, Esquires, resigned; when Enoch Edwards, Esquiro, of the county of Philadelphia, and John Barclay, Esquire, of the county of Bucks, were unanimously elected.
The Council met.
Samuel Miles, Richard Willing,
Christopher Kucher, 5 Ksowires.
Jobo Capoon, Frederick Watts, A memorial and representation from many respectable citizens of Philadelphia, containing a complaint against John Jones, Es