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Ån Act for allowing a compensation to the President and Vice President of the United States.
A resolution for continuing John Wbite, John Wright and Joshua Dawson, in office until the fourth day of February, 1789.
A resolution making it the duty of the Secretary of State to procure, from time to time, such of the statutes of the several States as may not be in bis office.
A resolution to provide for the safe keeping of such prisoners as may be committed under the authority of the United States, to the jails of the several States.
A copy of the amendments proposed to be added to the Constitution of the United States; and
A proclamation for a General Thanksgiving, were received and read, and a letter was written by the President to the President of the United States, acknowledging the receipt of the said letters and inclosures.
Two letters, the one from Alexander Hamilton, Esquire, Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, dated the twenty-sixth of September last, inclosing two resolutions of the House of Representatives of the United States of the twenty-first, respecting the public debts, and the other from Henry Knox, Esquire, Secretary at War, dated the sixth instant, inclosing an extract of an Act of Congress of the twenty-niuth of September last, authorizing the President of the United States to call into service, from time to time, such parts of the militia as he may judge necessary, for the protection of the inhabitants of the frontiers of the United States from the hostile incursions of the Indians, were also received and read.
George Woods, Esquire, who was appointed by the Surveyor General to be Deputy Surveyor of the county of Bedford, now took the oath of office before the President, and offered, as bis sureties, Samuel Edie, Esquire, and Captain John Lytle, who were accepted.
The following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable William Augustus Atlee and Jacob Rush, Esquires, for the sum of thirty pounds, for defraying their expenses as Judges of the Supreme Court on the Circuit, for which sum they are to account.
In favor of the Honorable George Woods, Esquire, for the sum of forty-nine pounds fifteen shillings, for his attendance in Council from the seventeenth of August untill the twelfth of October, 1789, deducting four days' absence, and for mileage coming to Philadelphia and returning home.
In favor of William Spotswood, for the sum of two pounds one shilling, amount of his account for six setts of the Pennsylvania Herald, furnished from the eighteenth of November, 1787, to the thirtieth of January, 1788, for the use of Council, according to the Comptroller and Register General's report,
On motion, Resolve 1, That John Pearson, Thomas Levis, Richard Hill Morris, and George Pearce, Esquires, be appointed and commissionated juctices of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the coupty of Delaware.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Thursday, October 15th, 1789.
Christopber Kucher, )
a Esquires. Samuel Edie, Richard Willing, An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Hon. orable James Read, Esquire, for thirty-eight pounds five shillings, in full for his attendance in Council from the twenty-sixth of Au. gust to the fifteenth of October, 1789, inclusively.
Duplicates of the acts and resolutions of Congress, (originals received on Monday last,) were this day received.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Friday, October 16th, 1789.
James Read, Christopher Kucher, 7
Samuel Edie, Zebulun Potts, j Two copies of the Journals of the Senate of the United States were received.
Upon the petitions of Emanual Anthony, Hugh McDowell and Thomas Combess, now confined in the jail of the city and county of Pbiladelphia, for larceny,
Ordered, That the several fines due from them to the Commonwealth, be remitted, it appearing that their time of servitude is expired, and that they behaved orderly during their confinement.
A return of the general election held in the county of Delaware, was received and read, by which it appears that Nicholas Fairlamb and Jesse Maris were duly elected Sheriffs, and Jonathan Vernon and William 'Walton, Coroners.
. On motion, it was
Resolved, That Nicholas Fairlamb, Esquire, be appointed and commissionated Sheriff for the county of Delaware, and that Fred. erick Fairlamb and James Bernard of the said county, be accepted as sureties for his faithfull discharge of the duties of said office according to law.
Resolved, That Jonathan Vernon be appointed and commissionated Coroner for the said county of Delaware.
The Council met.
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Esquires. Samuel Edie, Two orders were drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of John Nicholsoo, Esquire, one for two hundred pounds, being one quarter's salary due to him as Comptroller General on the thirteenth instant, and the other for fifty pounds, being one quarter's sal. ary due to his Clerk on the tenth instant, agreeably to act of Assembly, dated the fourth day of April, 1785.
Upon the petition and recommendation in favor of Daniel Sullivan, who was convicted of larceny in the county of Bucks, at a Court of General Quartar Sessions hel&in September last, praying remission of the fine of two pounds ten shillings, to which he has been sentenced for the said offence,
Resolved, That the said fine be remitted, it appearing to Council that his time of servitude is expired.
Returns of the general elections held in the counties of Chester, Bucks, Montgomery and Berks, were received and read, by which it appears that the following gentlemen were duly elected, vizt :
Charles Dilworth and James McDowell, Sheriffs, and Natban Scolfield and John Underwood, Coroners of the county of Chester.
Jacob Bennett and William Chapman, Sheriffs, and Isaac Van. borne and Joseph Hart, Coroners of the county of Bucks,
Francis Swaine and Henry Hooken, Sheriffs, and John Roberts and Samuel Hincs, Coroners of the county of Montgomery,
Jacob Bower and Philip Kremer, Sheriffs, and Peter Feather, Junior, and John Snell, Coroners of the county of Berks; whereupon, it was
Resolved, That Charles Dilworth be appointed and commissionated Sheriff, and Nathan Scofield, Coroner of the county of Chester; Jacob Bennett, Sheriff, and Isaac Vanhorne, Coroner of the county of Bucks; Francis Swaine, Sheriff, and John Roberts, Coroner of the county of Montgomery; and Jacob Boyer, Sheriff, and Peter Feather, Junior, Coroner of the county of Berks.
Resolved, That the following gentlemen be accepted as sureties, vizt:
John Hannum and Ezekiel Leonard, for the Sheriff of the county of Chester.
James Tate and William Bennett, for the Sheriff of the county of Bucks.
Peter Muhlenberg and John Richards, for the Sheriff of the coun. ty of Montgomery.
Nicholas Lutz and John Spohn, for the Sheriff of the county of Berks.
The Council met.
Amos Gregg, Christopher Kucher,
Esq'rs. Samuel Edie, A return of the General Election held in the county of North. ampton, was received and read, by which it appears that the following gentlemen were duly elected, vizt:
Jonas Hartzell, Esquire, Councillor; George Graff and Henry Bush, Sheriffs ; and George Shrewer and John Towns, Coroners.
On motion, it was Resolved, That George Graff, Esquire, be appointed and com. missionated Sheriff, and George Shrewer, Coroner, of the county of Northampton.
Peter Kohler and Jacob Newhard were offered and accepted as sureties for the said Sheriff's faithfull performance of the duties of his office according to law.
Agreeably to a certificate from Chief Justice McKean and Judge Rush, an order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Edward Burd, Esquire, for the sum of six pounds, being the expences of the Honorable William Augustus Atlee, Esquire, in coming to and returning from a Supreme Court held at Philadelphia on the twentyfourth of September last, and a Court of Oyer and Terminer and Gencral Jail Delivery held at Philadelphia on the eighth day of this month.
Upon the second reading of the petition of Thomas Wright, of Bucks county, praying remission of the sum of fifteen pounds due from him to the State, being the remainder of the sum of fifty pounds, to which he was sentenced for an assault and battery upon Joseph Thomas,
Ordered, That the petitioner have leave to withdraw his petition.
Upon the second reading of the petition of William Read ; it was
Resolved, That the fine of ten pounds due to the State to which be was sentenced upon being convicted of selling spirituous liquors without licence in the county of Philadelphia, be remitted.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, October 20th, 1789.
James Read, Richard Willing,
Samuel Edie, Christopher Kucher, j Jonas Hartzell, Esquire, Councillor elect for the county of Northampton, attended, and was admitted to a seat at the Board, he having previously taken the oaths required by the Constitution.
The oath to support the Constitution of the United States required by Act of Congress of the first day of June last, was also duly administered to Mr. Hartzell.
Returns of the General Elections held in the counties of Lan. caster, York and Cumberland, were received and read, by which it appears that the following gentlemen were duly elected: James Ross and Michael App, Sheriffs, and George Graff and John Weidley, Coroners of the county of Lancaster.
Conrad Laub and William McClellan, Sheriffs, and Andrew Johnstoo, and Doctor John Morris, Coroners for the county of York; and Thomas Buchanan, and John Jordan, Sheriffs, and Henry Quigley, and James Lamberton, Coroners for the county of Cumberland; whereupon, it was
Resolved, That James Ross be appointed and commissionated Sheriff, and George Graff, Coroner of the county of Lancaster.