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The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, November 17th, 1789.
Richard Willing, 1 Frederick Watts, A letter fronu Daniel Brodhead, Esquire, Surveyor General, nominating, agreeably to act of Assembly passed the eighth day of April, 1785, Mr. William Wheeler a Deputy Surveyor of that part of Berks county lying on the south side of the road leading from Pottsgrove through Reading to Ellis Hughes, and Francis Yarball's to Port Augusta, except Clark's district in that county.
Resolved, That the Board concur with the said nomination, and that John Ludwig and Daniel Leimback, Esquires, be accepted as sureties for the said Deputy Surveyor. · Agreeably to a recommendation from Samuel Edmiston, Esquire, Prothonotary of the couuty of Mifflin, and several respectable inhabitants of the said county, William Brown, Esquire, was unani. mously appointed President of the Court of Common: Pleas, of the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace and Jail Delivery and of the Orphans' Court of the said county of Mifflin, and commissionated accordingly.
John Moore and John Culbertson, Esquires, were offered and accepted as sureties for James Guthrie's faithful performance of the office of Sheriff of the county of Westmoreland according to
The Comptroller and Register General's reports upon the account of John Hazelwood, Esquire, for his services and expences in the year 1776, in the State Navy, and as Commissioner for the pur. chase of provisions for the army in the year 1781, by which a ballance of two hundred and twenty-three pounds eleven shillings and three pence half penny appears to be due to Mr. Hazlewood, was read and approved.
Agreeably to an order of Orphans' Court of the county of Northumberland, held the seventh of October, 1788, and the Comptroller General's report thereon, an order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Mary Magdelena Row, for fifteen pounds five shillings and seven pence, being due to her for ber pension in right of her husband George Row, deceased, from the twenty-sixtb day of Sep
tember, 1786, to the seventh of October, 1788, to be paid out of the monies arising from militia fines in the said county.
The Council met.
PAILADELPHIA, Wednesday, November 18th, 1789.
Samuel Miles, Abraham Smith,
Samuel Edie, The Attorney General attended' and informed Council that the Jury in the cause of the Chief Justice against the State had not agreed in a verdict yesterday, and requesting instructions how to act, provided they should not be likely to agree this morning.Council recommended to the Attorney General to act as he and Mr. Ingersol the other Council for the State should think most proper, all circumstances considered.
A letter from Samuel Boyd, Bartram Galbraith and Thomas Huling, Commissioners to examine the rivers Susquehanna and its Branches, stating the impracticability of compleating the business in time to report to Council in the present sessions of Assembly, was received and read. ,
Agreeably to the Comptroller General's report of the seventeenth instant, two orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, one in favor of Joseph Perkins, for one hundred and eighteen pounds five shillings and seven pence, and the other in favor of Abraham Morrow, for thirty-three pounds four shillings and seven pence, payable out of the fund appropriated for claims and improvements, according to Act of Assembly passed the twenty-ninth day of September last, being granted in lieu of former orders for their services in repairing public arms, which remains unpaid, and are now delivered up to be cancelled. • The Comptroller and Register General's reports upon the following accounts, were read and approved, vizt :'
Of Stephen Porter, for one-half of the pay and expences of an Indian interpreter, who was employed by the Commissioners appointed to run and mark the boundary line between this State and the State of New York, and for seven barreils of flour used by the Commissioners, amounting in the whole to forty-six pounds twelve shillings and seven pence. An order was drawn for this sum.
Of Stephen Shewell, for one thousand and fifty-nine bushells of salt taken from his store in August, 1776, by the Committee of Safety, and accounted for to the State, amounting to seven hundred and ninety-four pounds nine shillings.
A petition from John Logan, bricklayer, now confined in the jail of this city for receiving stolen goods, knowing them to be such, and for harbouring persons who had been convicted of capital offences, praying a pardan, was read, and the petition dismissed.
A petition from Benjamin Miller, convicted of a burglary in the county of Montgomery, praying a pardon, was read; whereupon, it was moved and seconded to pardon the said Benjamin Miller, on condition of his leaving the State, and on the question to agree to the said motion, it was determined in the negative.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Thursday, November 19th, 1789.
Samuel Miles, Christopher Kucher, )
James Martin, Zebulun Potts, Agreeably to the Comptroller General's report, an order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Joseph Perking, for one hundred and twelve pounds fifteen shillings, payable out of the fund appropriated for claims and improvements according to Act of Assembly passed the twenty.ninth of September last, being granted in lieu of a former order for his services in repairing public arms which remains unpaid, and is now delivered up to be cancelled.
Nathaniel Breading, Esquire, Councillor elect for the county of Fayette, appeared and being qualified as the Constitution of the United States and of this State direct, was admitted to his seat at the Board.
A letter from James Pemberton on behalf of the Society for the abolition of slavery, with copies of an address from the Society to the public for the members of Council, was received and read.
A letter from the Attorney General informed Council tbat in the cause of the Chief Justice against the State, a non-suit was suffered by the plaintiff, the jury being ready with their verdict, &ca., and inclosing an account of Samuel Nichols, for the expences of the jury, amounting to four pounds fifteen shillings and nine pence, was received and read.
Letters from. Daniel Brodbead, Esquire, Surveyor General, nominating the following gentlemen Deputy Surveyors, agreeably to Act of Assembly passed the eighth day of April, 1785, were received and read, vizt:
Henry Vanderslice, Deputy Surveyor of part of Berks county; Joseph Wallis, Deputy Surveyor of part of Northumberland county; and James Harris, Deputy Surveyor for all Miffin county, except Upper Bald Eagle township, in the old purchase, and district No. 11 in the new purchase; thereupon,
Resolved, That the Board concur with the said nominations, and that the following gentlemen be accepted as sureties for the said Deputy Surveyors, vizt :
Jacob Morgan and Nicholas Lutz, for Henry Vanderslice; Samuel Wallis and John Loudon, for Joseph Wallis; and John Harris, and Samuel Brysop, Esquires, for James Harris.
An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable Lord Butler, Esquire, for the sum of twenty five pounds five shillings, being in full of his account for his pay as Councillor untill the twenty-third instant, inclusive, and for his unileage coming to Philadelphia and returning home.
Upon a petition and recommendation in favor of James Dunbar, Dow confined in the jail of this city for an assault and battery, praying remission of a fine of ten pounds imposed upon him by the Mayor's Court for the said offence,
Resolved, That the said fine be remitted.
The fine of six pounds imposed upon James Durandt, confined in the same jail for a cheat, was also remitted, agreeably to the prayer of his petition, it appearing to Council by a certificate from Mr. Reynolds, the jailor, that his time of servitude is expired.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Friday, November 20th, 1789.
Samuel Miles, William Wilson, ?
Zebulun Potts, and
James Martin, Doctor John Wilkins, Councillor elect for the county of Allegany, appeared, and being qualified as the Constitution of this
State, and the act of Congress of the first of June last, direct, was admitted to his seat at the Board.
A letter from Daniel Brodhead, Esquire, Surveyor General, nominating agreeable to the act of Assembly of the eighth of April, 1785, Mr. Isaac Hicks, a Deputy Surveyor of the county of Bucks, in the place of Samuel Preston, who has removed from the county, was received and read ; thereupon,
Resolved, That Council concur with the said nomination, and that Amos Gregg, Esquire, member of Council, and Mr. Joseph Baldwin, be accepted as sureties for the said Deputy Surveyor.
Upon farther consideration of the petitions and recommendations for the pardon of Benjamin Miller and George Harple, who were convicted of a robbery at the last Court of Uyer and Terminer, held in the county of Montgomery, and sentenced to five year hard labour, &ca., stating that this is the first offence,
Resolved, 'That the said Benjamin Miller and George Harple be and they are hereby pardoned, on condition of their giving sufficient security each, in the sum of one bundred and fifty pounds, to be of good behaviour for the term of four years from this date, which security the Sheriff of the said county is hereby required to take.
The keeper of the jail of this city having certified to Council, that the servitude to which John Thompson, Patrick Lyoch and Thomas Copper, were sentenced for larceny is now expired, and that they have been of good behaviour during their confinement;
Resolved, That several fines of twenty shillings each, due from them to the Commonwealth, be and the same are hereby remitted.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Saturday, November 21st, 1789.
Samuel Miles, Amos Gregg,
James Martin, Lord Butler, An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable Zebulun Potts, Esquire, for the sum of ninety pound fifteen shillings, being in fult for his attendance in Council from the twelfth day of July, to November the twenty-first, 1789, (deduct