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himself and other Surveyors of depreciation lands, for compensation of their services, together with a report of a committee of Council on the subject of that petition. I have the honor to be, Sir, with the greatest respect, Your most obedient and most bumble servant,
THOMAS MIFFLIN. Honorable Richard Peters, Esquire, Speaker of the General Assembly.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Friday, September 4th, 1789.
Samuel Miles, John Baird,
Jobn Cannon, A return from George Gibson, Esquirc, Lieutenant of Cumberland county, of militia officers in the third battalion of that county, was read and commissions were directed to issue agreeably thereto.
A representation from David Kennedy, Esquire, Secretary of: the Land office, stating that a mistake had been committed by issuing ten warrants of five hundred acres each, in the name of the corporation of the Minister, Elders and Deacons of the German Reformed congregation, when in fact they were intended for the use of the corporation of the German Lutheran congregation, in and near the city of Philadelphia, pursuant to an act of General Assembly, passed the fourteenth day of February, 1789, and praying the directions of Council either to cancell the said ten warrants and issue ten others in their stead of the same date, or to take such steps therein as it should appear best to them to prevent any future interference.
Resolved, That the officers of the Land office be directed to make such entries in their books, as shall rectify the mistake and prevent any enterference, and that the said ten warrants be cancelled, and new ones issued for the same quantity of land, bearing the same date. .
The certificate of the division of the county of Allegany into townships or districts, by the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, for the purpose of electing Justices of the Peace, which was received and read in Council on the fifteenth day of May last, was this day read the second time in the following words, to wit:
At a Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace and Jail Delivery, bolden at Pittsburgh for the county of Allegany, on the eighteenth day of December last, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven bundred and eighty-eight, before George Wallace, Esquire, President, and Joseph Scott, John Joboston and John Wilkins, Esquire, Justices of the same Court, the Court proceeded to divide the county of Allegany into townships in the following mapper, to wit:
Moon township: Beginning at the mouth of Flakerty's run; thence up the Obio river to the mouth of Chartier's creek; thence up the said creek to the mouth of Miller's run; thence by the line of the county to the place of beginning.
St. Clair township: Beginning at the mouth of Chartier's creek ; thence up the Ohio river to the mouth of Mononga hela river, and up the said river to the mouth of Street's run; thence up the said run to the head thereof; thence by a straight line to the line of the county; thence by the said line to the mouth of Miller's run on Chartier's creek, and down said creek to the place of beginning.
Mifflin towuship: Beginning at the mouth of Street's run; thence up the Monongahela river to the line of the county, and by the said line to the line of St. Clair township.
Elizabeth township: To contain all that part of the Forks between Monongahela and Yougbiogany rivers, which lies within the county of Allegany.
Versailles township: Beginning at the mouth of Youghiogany river; thence up the said river to the mouth of Crawford's run; thence by the line of the county to the mouth of Brusb ereek ; thence down Turtle creek to the mouth thereof; thence up Monongabela river to the place of beginning.
Plumb township: Beginning at the mouth of Brush creek; thence by a straight line to the mouth of Plumb creek on the Allegany river; thence up the said river to the county line; thence by the said line to the place of beginning.
Pitt township: Beginning at the mouth of Pockety's run; thence up the Allegany river, and by the line of the county to Flakerty's run; thence up the Ohio river to the mouth of Monongahela river; thence up the said river to the mouth of Turtle creek; thence up: Turtle creek to the mouth of Brush creek; thence by the line of Plumb creek to the place of beginning.
Whereupon, it was Resolved, That the division of the said county into townships or districts, as before described, be and the same is hereby confirmed.
The Council met.
Samuel Miles, Abraham Smith,
Amos Gregg, George Woods, Upon consideration of the report of the committee appointed to investigate the complaint against the late election of Justices of the Peace in the district of Northampton and Southampton, in the county of Bucks,
Resolved, That the petitioners have leave to withdraw their petition.
Agreeably to the minute of the second instant, Council resumed the consideration of the report of the committee appointed to investigate the complaint against John Jones, Esquire, Health Officer, when it was moved and seconded to postpone the further consid. eration thereof untill the next Mayor's Court shall be adjourned ; and on the question to agree to the said postponement, the yeas and days were as follows, vizt: YEAS. YEAS.
The Council met.
Richard Willing, and
Nathan Dennison, On motion of Mr. Watt, Resolved, That he be permitted to withdraw a representation which he laid before Council on the fourth instant, from the Grand Jury of the county of Cumberland, relative 10 a bill found by them against Jobo English for forgery.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Monday, September 7th, 1789, P. M.
George Woods, 7 "
Samuel Edie, An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable Christopher Kucher, Esquire, for twenty pounds five shillings, in full of his account for his attendance in Council from the twelfth of July to the seventh of September, 1789, inclusively.
The petition of Alexander Neilly, convicted in the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace and Jail Delivery of the county of Allegany of an assault and battery, with an intent to ravish, &ca., was read; and thereupon,
Resolved, That the said petition be rejected, it being too indecent to lie on the table.
The Council met.
Philadelphia, Tuesday, September 8th, 1789.
Samuel Miles, George Woods,
Nathan Dennison, Council resumed the consideration of the petition of Thomas Clifford and Miers Fisher, attornies of Christiana Gulielma Gaskill, stating her right to city lots, under the original purchase of, William Penn, the younger, from the first Proprietor of Pennsyl. vania, and praying that the Attorney General may be directed to receive a declaration in ejectment, on her demise, to try her title to three equal fourth parts of divers lots of ground, containing in breadth north and south one hundred and two feet, and extending across the interveping streets of the city from Delaware Fourth street to the river Schuylkill. .
And on the question, “ Will Council comply with the prayer of the petitioners ?” being put, it was unanimously determined in the negative.
Council proceeded to the further consideration of the return of an election of Justices of the Peace from the district of the townships of Northampton and Southampton, in the county of Bucks; and thereupon, Joseph Thornton, Esquire, was appointed a Justice of the Peace and of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the county aforesaid, he having a majority of votes.
On motion, Resolved, That two orders be drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of William Bradford, Junior, and Jonathan Dickinson Sergeant, Esquires, for the sum of twenty pounds each, as a compensation for their services in defending the title of the Common sealth to a confiscated estate in Bucks county, under an appointment of Council, dated the second of December, 1786, in favor of Joseph Thomas, the purchaser, against an ejectment brought by the former owner.