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Richard Willing, į Esquires.
The Council met.
George Woods, 2
Jobn Baird, and
Frederick Watt, j The President laid before Council a letter from Mr. Carmichael, resident at the Court of Spain, in answer to the President's letter to him of the thirty-first of December, 1788, relative to demands of several citizens of Pbiladelphia against the officers of that crown at the Havanna, which was read, and it was, thereupon,
Resolved, That the Secretary communicate the same to the gentlemen concerned.
On motion, James Scull, Esquire, was unanimously appointed Clerk of the Orphans' Court in the county of Berks, in the place of Henry Christ, Esq'r, lately deceased.
Upon the petition of John Irwin, Esquire, of Westmoreland county, for remission of the fine of twenty-five pounds due to the State from his servant, John Souder, who was convicted in the county of Bedford of borse stealing, and whose term of servitude in the said county for the said offence, is expired,
Resolved, That the said fine be remitted.
A petition from Jobp Armstrong, pow confined in the jail of the city and county of Philadelphia for larceny, praying remission of the fine of twenty-five shillings due to the Commonwealth, which was imposed upon bim by the Mayor's Court for the said offence, was read, together with a certificate from the jailor that bis time of servitude is expired, and that he has bebaved himself orderly and obedient during his confinement, it was, thereupon,
Resolved, That the said fine be remitted.
The further consideration of the petition of Christiana Gulielma Gaskill was postponed until Wednesday next.
PHILADELPHIA, Monday, August 31st, 1789.
PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, September 1st, 1789.
In favor of Charles Biddle, Esquire, for fifty pounds, to reim. burse him for cash advanced to two Indian Chiefs of the Cherokee Nations, tu enable them to proceed to New York, to negociate some business with Congress, and to pay wages to the watchman employed in guarding the public Treasury and the several public offices in the State House, for which sum he is to account.
In favor of Frederick' Sneider, for fifteen pounds ten shillings, in full of his wages for his attendance as Doorkeeper to Council from the first to the thirty-first of August, 1789, inclusively.
Mr. Dennison was appointed a Member of the Board of Property for the present month.
On motion, Resolved, That Mr. John Holme be appointed and commissionated a Juetice of the Court of Cominon Pleas in and for the county of Bucks.
Upon the second reading of the memorial of Charles Stewart, Esquire, guardian of the child of Robert Wilson, deceased, stating that the said deceased was entituled to an undivided fourth part of thirty-six thousand acres of land, located in August, 1774, by Benjamin Chew, Edward Shippen, Joseph Shippen, Samuel Meredith and Andrew Allen, on the waters of the north-east branch of Susquehanna, then in he county of Northumberland; that the part or share of the said Andrew Allen, by his attainder of high treason, is become the property of the Commonwealth; and praying that a fair and equitable division may now be made, under the sanction of Council, of the said lands, agreeably to the original contract of the parties.
Resolved, That the Surveyor General, Receiver General and Secretary of the land office, be and they are hereby authorized and required, on the part of this State, to consult with the other owners or proprietors of the lands in question, or their legal representatives, and with them to mark out such division or partition of the same as shall appear just and equitable, and make report thereof to Council.
The Council met.
John Smilie, 2
John Baird, i
Richard Willing, George Woods, A letter from the President of the United States, dated the thirtieth instant, inclosing a resolution of the Congress of the United States for carrying into effect a survey directed to be made by an act of the late Congress, dated the sixth of June last, was received and read, and the said resolution transmitted to the General Assembly.
A petition from George Burford, now confined in the jail of the city and county of Philadelphia, for a misdemeanor in winning a sum of money at cards, praying remission of the fine of six pounds to which he was sentenced by the Court of General Quarter Ses. sions and Jail Delivery of said county, was read, together with a
certificate from the jailor that his term of servitude is expired, and that he has behaved himself peaceably and orderly during his confinement; thereupon
Resolved, That the said fine of six pounds be remitted.
The further consideration of the petition of Christiana Gulielma Gaskell was postponed.
The report of the Committee to whom it was referred to investigate the complaint against Job Jones, Esquire, Health Officer, was read the second time, together with sundry papers relative thereto, which accompanied the said report.
Matthew Irwin, Esquire, Recorder, attended at the request of Council, and produced an entry in one of his records of the thirtyfirst of March, 1788, of William Henderson baving taken the oath of office before him as deputy 10 John Jones, Esquire.
On motion, Resolved, That the further consideration of the said complaint be postponed until Saturday nexi.
The Comptroller and Register General's report upon the following accounts were read and approved, vizt:
Of Thomas Rogers, for provisions furnished to Captain William Leet's company of Washington county militia, from the fifteenth of April to the sixteenth of May, 1782, amounting to three pounds six shillings and ten pepce, and for provisions furnished to Captain William Hogeland's company of the said militia in April, 1782, amounting to one pound fourteen shillings and four pence.
Of Henry Kammerer, for six reams of writing paper furnished for the use of Council, amounting to eight pounds nineteen shil. lings and six pence; and for seven reams furnished for the Comptroller General's office, amounting to ten pounds nine shillings and five pence, since the twenty-seventh of January last ; an was drawn in favor of the said Henry Kaminerer, for nineteen pounds eight shillings and eleven pence, amount of the two last mentioned accounts
On motion, Resolved, That the Vice President, Mr. Miles and Mr. Smith, be added to the committee on the repairs of the banks of Mud Island, and that the committee be instructed to report to Council without delay, the best mode they can devise of completely repairing the said banks, with an estimate of the costs.
A representation from the Wardens of the Port of Philadelphia, relative to money appropriated by act of Assembly, for improving the navigation of the river Delaware, and stating the late contract they have made for erecting piers at Mud Island, &ca., was received and read, and the same referred to Mr. Smith, Mr. Baird and Mr. Kucher.
Upon consideration of the report of the committee to whom was referred the petition of Daniel Leet, in behalf of himself and others, Deputy Surveyors of the tracı of land appropriated for the redemption of depreciation certificates, praying payment for their services in surveying part of the said tract,
Resolved, That the said petition be laid before the General Assembly, and that it be recommended to the Legislature to provide a fuod for paying the said Daniel Leet, and other Surveyors in similar circumstances.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, September 3rd, 1789.
John Baird, and
Amos Gregg. George Woods, A letter from the Comptroller General, relative to Catherine Zantingler's pension, received by Mr. Woods, inclosing her affida. vid and Colonel Woods' account of Lieutenant of Bedford county, as settled by the Comptroller General, was received and read, and the same referred to the Vice President, Mr. Smith and Mr. Willing, the committee on the letter from the Comptroller of the sixth of May last, relative to Colonel Woods' conduct.
The Comptroller General's accounts of his receipts and expendi. tures in taking care of the State House yard in 1788, amounting to fifteen pounds eighteen and six pence, and in 1789, amounting to seven pounds seventeen shillings and eleven pence, was read and approved.
On motion of Mr. Smilie, Resolved, That Joseph Terrance, Esquire, High Sheriff of the county of Fayette, be appointed and commissionated Lieutenant of that county, in the room of Robert Bell, Esquire, lately deceased.
The oath to support the Constitution of the United States, required by act of Congress of the first day of June last, was this day administered to Mr. Smilie and Mr. Baird, by the President in Council.
A draft of a letter to the Speaker of the General Assembly, was laid before Council, read and agreed to as follows, vizt :
In Council, Philad'a, September 3rd, 1789. SIR:-I have the honor of transmitting to you to be laid before the General Assembly, the petition of Daniel Leet, in behalf of