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quire, Health Officer, for misconduct in his office, and praying his removal from office, was read ; and thereupon, Mr. Miles, Mr. Willing, Mr. Cannon, Mr. Smith, and Mr. Read were appointed a committee to hear the memorialists and the Health Officer relative to the said complaint, and report their proceedings to Council. · Ordered, That the Secretary be directed to furnish the said John Jones with a copy of the complaint, and to give notice to the parties that Wednesday next, in the afternoon, is appointed for a hearing upon the said complaint, in the Council Chamber, before the committee.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Monday, August 17th, 1789.

PRESENT:
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.

Samuel Miles, Zebulun Potts,
James Read, Frederick Watt, and
Christopher Kucher, George Woods,

u Esquires. Abraham Smith,

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, August 18th, 1789.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
Samuel Miles,

Zebulun Potts,
James Read,

Frederick Watt,
Christopher Kucher, George Woods, and

od > Esquires. Abraham Smith, John Cannon, Upon .consideration of the petition and recommendation of many respectable citizens of Philadelphia, for the pardon of a certain Joseph Lang, who was convicted at the last Mayor's Court of receif. ing two promissory or bank notes, the property of Peter Rhea, and sentenced to pay to the use of the State a fine of fifty five pounds one shilling and four pence, and undergo a servitude at hard labour for one year, it was

Resolved, That the said Joseph Lang be and he is hereby pardoned.

The oath to support the Constitution of the United States was this day administered by the President to Messieurs Smith, Watt, Woods, and Cannon, Members of Council, who were not present when that oath was administred to the other members.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Wednesday, August 19th, 1789.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President..
The Honorable George Ross, Esquire, Vice President.
Samuel Miles,

Frederick Watts,
James Read,

John Cannon,
Christopher Kucher, George Woods,
Abraham Smith,

Richard Willing, and
Zebulun Potts,

Nathan Dennison, (now

returned.) A petition from Jacob Bowers, of Huntingdon county, accompanied by a recommendation from several of the Justices of the Peace of the said county in his behalf, for remission of the fine of ten pounds which was imposed upou him by the Court of Quarter Sessions, upon being convicted of fornication and bastardy, was read the second time; and thereupon, an order was taken that the said fine be remitted,

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Thursday, August 20th, 1789.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
The Honorable GEORGE Ross, Esquire, Vice President.

Samuel Miles, John Cannon,
James P.ead, George Woods,
Christopher Kucher, Richard Willing, Esquires.
Abraham Smith, Nathan Dennison, and

Frederick Watts, Amos Gregg, Mr. Bennett Ballew, with two Chiefs of the Cherokee Nation, waited ou Council, and informed them tbat they were on their way to New York, as Deputies from their Nation to negotiate some business with the Congress of the United States, and that they were in want of a small sum of money, to enable them to proceed on their journey.

Resolved, That the Secretary be instructed to advance to Mr. Ballew the sum of twenty dollars, and to discharge their bill of expences at Mr. Thompson's, where they arrived yesterday.

The Comptroller General and Register General's reports upon the account of William Harvey, Collector of Excise for the county of Bucks, for Exciso collected from the twenty-eighth of September, 1786, till the twenty-eighth of March, 1789, amounting to one thousand one bundred and one pounds eight shillings and nine pence, was read and approved.

On motion of Mr. Woods,

Resolved, That the Vice President, Mr. Willing and Mr. Smith be appointed a committee to enquire into the truth of the allegations contained in the Comptroller General's letter, of the sixth of May last, with respect to bis receipt of compensation for his servi. cos as Lieutenant of Bedford county.

Upon the second aeading of the petition of John Whitehill, Esquire, for the postponement of the sale of the estate of James Armor, late Collector of taxes in Lancaster county, for satisfaction of a debt from him to the Commonwealth,

Resolved, That Council cannot comply with the prayer of the said petition.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Friday, August 21st, 1789.

PRESENT:
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
The Honorable GEORGE Ross, Esquire, Vice President.

Samel Miles, George Woods, 7
James Read, Jobo Cannon,
Christopher Kucher, Richard Willing,
Abraham Smith, Nathan Dennison, and ?
Zebulun Potts, Amos Gregg,

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

In favor of Christian Beackley, for the sum of six pounds seventeen shillings and sis pence, payable out of the minies arising from militia fines in the city and county of Philadelpbia, being the amount of his account for repairs done to a gun carriage belonging to the company of Artillery, commanded by Captain Jeremiah Fisher, in pursuance of an order of Council dated June the twenty-fourth last.

In favor of Edmund Milne, for six pounds fourteen shillings and eleven pence, amount of his account against the Commonwealth for the expences of surveying and dividing the estate which became forfeited by John Robeson's attainder of high treason, situate late in Philadelphia, now Montgomery county.

On motion of Mr. Woods, leave was given to James Burnside to withdraw a petition which be presented to Council in December, 1786, for an appointment as Commissioner of public accounts.

The petition of Samuel Shannon, convicted in June last of larceny, in the county of Philadelphia, was read and the same dismissed.

The Comptroller and Register General's reports upon the account of John Lukens, Esquire, Surveyor General, for fees received in his office from the first of February to the thirtieth of April, 1789, was read and approved, except as to the charge for office rent.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Saturday, August 22nd, 1789.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President..
The Honorable GEORGE Ross, Esquire, Vice President.

Samuel Miles, George Woods,
James Read, John Canyon,
Christopher Kucher, Richard Willing,
Abrabam Smith, Nathan Dennison, and ?

Esquires.
Zebulun Potts, Amos Gregg,

Frederick Watt, The oath to support the Constitution of the United States was this day administered by the President to Mr. Dennison, member of Council, who was not present when that oath was administered to the other members.

The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Monday, August 24th, 1789.

PRESENT:
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
The Honorable George Ross, Esquire, Vice President.

Samuel Miles, Nathan Dennison,
James Read, Job Cannon,
Christopher Kucher, Amos Gregg,
Zebulun Potts, John Smilie,

SEsquires.
Frederick Watt, Jobn Baird, and
George Woods, Abrabam Smith,

Richard Willing,
Upon the second reading of the petition of Stephen Paboul,

Resolved, That the moiety, or half part of the forfeiture of a quantity of liquors which belongs to the Commonwealth, late the

property of the petitioner, be remitted, the Excise officer having represented that in his opinion the forfeiture was incurred through misinformation. · The President, at the request of the Speaker of the General

Assembly, attended in the Chamber of the Assembly, and administered to the Speaker tbe oath to the Government of the United States, the House being in session.

General Broadhead and Colonel Piper, a committee from the General Assembly attended in Council, and informed the Board that the House was now met and ready to receive any business which Council might have to lay before The committee were informed that Council would lay some business before them tomorrow.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, August 25th, 1789.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
The Honorable GEORGE Ross, Esquire, Vice President.

Samuel Miles, Richard Willing,
James Read,

Nathan Dennison,
Christopher Kucher, Amos Gregg,
Zebulun Potts, John Smilie,

Esquires.
Frederick Watt, John Baird, and
George Woods, Abraham Smith,

John Cannon, An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Hon. orable James Read, Esquire, for thirty-one pounds ten shillings in full, for his attendance in Covncil from the fourteenth day of July until the twenty-fifth of August, 1789, the last day included.

William George Wilson, Esquire, was appointed and commis. sionated a Justice of the Peace and of the Court of Common Pleas, in and for the county of Fayette, upon a return made according to law from the district of Springhill, in the said county.

On application of Miles Mervin, leave was given him to withdraw a petition which be presented to Council, praying to be recommended to the General Assembly as a proper person to metho. dize the laws of the State for publication.

James Morris, Esquire, President of the several Courts in Montgomery county, appeared in Council and took the oath to support the Constitution of the United States required by act of Congress of the first of June last, which was administered to him by the President.

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