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The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Saturday, January 2nd, 1790.

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

Samuel Miles, Frederick Watt,
William Wilson, Samuel Edie,
John Wilkins, Benjamin Elliott,
James Read,

James Martin, } Esquires.
Christopher Kucher, Richard Willing, and
Jonas Hartzell, Amos Gregg,

Nathaniel Breading, The Honorable Christopher Kucher and William Wilson, Es. quires, members of Council, were accepted as sureties for William M'Clay, Esquire, who was on the seventh of last month appointed, agreeably to act of Assembly of the eighth of April, 1785, a Deputy Surveyor of district number eighteen in the new purchase.

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

In fayor of the Honorable Jacob Rush, Esquire, for one hundred and fifty pounds, in full of his account for one quarter's salary as one of the Judges of the Supreme Court, ending the twenty-fifth of last month.

In favor of the Honorable William Maclay, Esquire, for thirtythree pounds five shillings, in full of his account for the surveying fees of ten tracts of land of five hundred acres each, granted by act of Assembly dated the fourteenth of February, 1789, to the corporation of the Ministers, Vestry men and Church Wardens of the German Lutheran congregation, in and near the city of Philadel. pbia.

The report of the committee to whom was referred the letter from the Secretary of the Land office of the day of December last, was read the second time and adopted, as follows, vizt:

The committee to whom was referred the letter from David Kennedy, Esquire, respecting an application by Jonas Hartzell, Esquire, for a warrant to survey sinety acres of land for his use, within the tract commonly known by the name of the Drylands, beg leave to report :

That it appears to your committee to be business particularly belonging to the Land office, and that any direction from Council would in their opinion be improper.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Monday, January 4th, 1790.

PRESENT:
The Honorable GEORGE ROSS, Esquire, Vice President.
Samuel Edie,

Abraham Smith,
William Wilson, James Read,
Nathaniel Breading, Zebulun Potts,
Frederick Watt,

Amos Gregg, Esquires.
Richard Willing, John Wilkins,
Benjamin Elliott, Samuel Miles,

James Martin, A letter from Alexander Hamilton, Esquire, Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, of the thirty-first of December last, on the subject of the public securities and indents due to the public creditors of this State, and acknowledging the receipt of the President's letter of the twenty-eighth ult., was received and read.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, January 5th, 1790.

PRESENT :
His Excelleroy THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
The Honorable GEORGE Ross, Esquire, Vice President.
Samuel Miles,

Abraham Smith,
Nathaniel Breading, Amos Gregg,
Samuel Edie,

Jobo Wilkins,
Frederick Watt,

Zebulun Potts, Esquires.
Richard Willing, James Read, and
Benjamin Elliott, William Finley,

James Martin, The Comptroller and Register General's report upon the following accounts were read and approved, vizt :

Of Charles Biddle, Esquire, for fees received in the Secretary's office, from the twenty-fourth of July untill the twenty-third of October, 1789, amounting one hundred and ninety-six pounds seven shillings.

Of William Gregory, for his pay as an eighteen months' man in the late army of the United States, amounting to forty-five pounds.

The following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, vizt:

In favor of the Honorable John Wilkins, Esquire, for fifty-two pounds, in full for attendance in Council from November the twen. tieth, 1789, untill the sixth of January, 1790, inclusively, and his mileage coming to Pbiladelphia and returning home.

In favor of Francis Bailey, for fifteen pounds nine shillings and four pence, amount of his account for publishing in the Freeman's Journal the tax lists of the counties of Huntingdon, Franklin and Northampton, and for several continuations thereof, from August to October, 1789, according to the Comptroller General and Regig. ter Geperal's report.

Council resumed the consideration of the report of the Commissioners appointed by act of Asseinbly of the twenty.ninth of September, 1787, to regulate the district of Southwark and townships of Moyamensing and Passyunk, as follows, vizt: To the Honorable the President and Supreme Executive Council

of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We, the Commissioners appointed by an act of Assembly passed the twenty-ninth day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven, intituled An act to appoint Commissioners to regulate the streets, lanes and alleys in the district of Southwark, and to lay out new streets, lanes and alleys therein, for the accommodation of the inhabitants, and to lay out the roads therein mentioned, through the said district, and parts of the townships of Moyamensing and Passyunk, most respectfully certify and return :

That having first taken the oath and affirmation required by the act of Assembly, we have caused to be made a survey of all the streets, lanes and alleys of the said district, and several of the roads in the townships of Moyamensing and Passyunk, and have carefully viewed and considered the grounds through which they severally pass, in order to comply with the directions of the said act, and to accommodate as nearly as possible the convenience of the several owners of ground through which the new streets and roads were to be laid out, and after mature deliberation thereon, we unanimously report and return the following streets and roads, agreeably to two plans herewith returned and presented, and by us signed, wherein all.the old streets, lanes, alleys and roads are coloured with light brown, and the new streets, alleys and roads hereafter described, are coloured with green. Those streets and ways which are coloured with yellow are only intended to shew the direction of the several streets which may hereafter be laid out, and may prove a convenience in the improvement and division of estates in those parts of the district, and prevent future irregularity in building.

No. 1. Wharf street :-A street laid out in order to form a communication from wbarf to wbarf, between the stores and buildings

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now erected and hereafter to be erected by the owners of the water lots in the said district, and the heads of the docks hereafter to be formed, for the accommodations of ships, &ca.; begiuning for the eastwardly side of the said Wharf street, at the distance of one hundred and sixty feet from the intersection which is made by the east side of Water street and south side of South street, (the said South street being the boundary between the city of Philadelphia and the district of Southwark,) and thence the east side of said Wharf street extends south five degrees west untill it crosses the south line of a street hereinafter mentioned and laid out, by the name of Federal street; thence continuing the same course for the eastwardly side of said Wharf street eighty-nine feet; thence south twenty-one degrees and a half cast to the south-eastwardly boundary of the said district; the said eastwardly line of the said Wharf street being at the distance of one hundred and four feet from the line laid out by the Wardens of the port of Pbiladelphia, for the utmost limit or extent of the piers or wharves projecting into the river Delaware; the said Wharf street to be and extend of the breadth of thirty-three feet, the whole length of the said street except that part which crosses and immediately joins Federal street on the south side thereof, which part is as follows on said Federal street :--Beginning at the distance of thirty-three feet from tbe east side of said Wharf street, and continues a course south five degrees west sixty-vine feet, until it intersects the continuation of a line to be drawn north twenty-one and a half degrees west from the westerly side of said Wharf street.

No. 2. Meadow street :-- Beginning on the north side of a street bereinafter mentioned, by the name of Reed street, at the distance of three hundred and thirty feet eastwardly from Swanson street and extending north fourteen degrees east, fifty feet wide, until it intersects the westward line of Wharf street, gradually narrowing as the western line of said Meadow street approaches the angle of Wharf street. · No. 3. Swanson street :-A continuation of old Swanson street, heretofore laid out, beginning for the west side thereof on the south side of Christian street, at the distance of two hundred and seven. ty feet eastward of the east side of Church alley, hereafter descri. bed by the name of Cburch street, and extends south pipe degrees and a half west to Federal street; thence crossing said Federal street, exteuds south fourteen degrees west to the street hereinafter laid out by the name of Reed street, which said continuation of Swanson street is to be and extended of the breadth of fifty feet, except where some part thereof comprehends part of the burial ground and premises belonging to the corporation of the Sweedish church of Wiccacoe, and is coloured yellow in the plan, and also excepting the ground late belonging to the estate of Samuel More ris, Esquire, and now occupied as a rope-walk. , ,;

No. 4. Church street :-A continuation of Church alley, (heretofore laid out,) beginning on the south side of Christian street and eastwardly side of said Church alley, being two hundred and seventy-six feet westward from Swanson street, and extending south fourteen degrees west to a street hereinafter laid out by the Dame of Read street, which said Cburch street is every where to be and extended of the breadth of fifty feet, except that part which was beretofore laid out for Church alley, and also excepting the ground late belonging to the estate of Samuel Morris, Esquire, and now occupied as a rope-walk.

No 5. Front street :-A continuation of old Front street, heretofore laid out, beginning on the south side of Greenwich street in the said district, and extends in a direct line with the 'said old Front street south fourteen degrees west until it intersects Keeler's lane, which said continuation of Front street is to be and extended of the breadth of sixty feet during all the distance aforesaid.

No. 6, Second street:- A continuation of old Second street heretofore laid out, beginning at the distance of two hundred and eight feet from the south side of Christian street, and in a direct line with said old Second street, extending south fifteen degrees west, untill it intersects Greenwich street; which said continuation of Second street is to be and extended of the breadth of fifty feet, during all the distance aforesaid.. : No. 7, Third street:-A continuation of old Third street heretofore laid out, beginning on the south side of Catherine street, and in a direct line with said old Third street, and extending south fourteen degrees west, untill it intersects Moyamensing road; which said continuation of third street is to be and extended of the breadth of fifty feet, during all the distance aforesaid, except where the intersections of the road interfere with it and form a part thereof.

No. 8, Fourth street:-A continuation of Fourth street of the city of Philadelphia, beginning on the south side of South street, and in a direct line with the said Fourth street, and extending south fourteen degrees west, untill it intersects Jobnson's lane; which said continuation of Fourth street is to be and extended of the breadth of fifty feet, during all the distance aforesaid.

No. 9, Crab street :- A continuation of old Crab street heretofore laid out, beginning at the south end of the said old Crab street, and extending in a direct line therewith south fourteen degrees. west, untill it intersects a street hereinafter mentioned by the name of Plumb street; which said continuation of Crab street is to be and extended of the breadth of thirty-three feet, during all the distance aforesaid. 48

No. 10, Fifth street :-A continuation of the line of Fifth street of the city of Philadelphia, beginning on the south-eastwardly side of Passyunk road, and extending in a direct line with the said Fifth street south fourteen degrees west, untill it intersects Johnson's. lane; which said continuation of Fifth street is to be and extended of the breadth of fifty feet, during all the distance aforesaid.

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