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In favor of Bartram Galbraith, for sixty-six pounds three shil. lings and five pence, payable out of the fund appropriated by act of Assembly passed the twenty-eighth of September last, being a ballance due to him and to Thomas Hulings, upon an account set tled by the Comptrollir and Register General, on the nineteenth of January last, for their services and expences as Commissioners for exploring the river Susquehanda and Jupiata, in pursuance of the said act of Assembly.
The Comptroller and Register General's reports upon the account of William Findley, Esquire, for the bire of his team, taken into the public service in the year 1778, amounting to thirteen pounds one shilling, was read and approved.
On motion, Arnold Colt, Esquire, was appointed Collector of Excise in and for the county of Luzerne.
The petition of William Butler, now confined in the jail of this city, convicted and sentenced to hard labour, upon two indictments, the one for receiving stolen goods, the property of Jonathan Wil. lis, and the other for robbing John Manderfield, praying that Council would be pleased to grant him a pardon, was read the second time, and it appearing that his time of servitude for the first offence is expired, and the Sheriff and Jailor having certified that William, who suffered death for robbing the said John Mandersfield, declar. ed to them at the place of execution, that the petitioner was not concerned with him in that robbery ; it was
Resolved, That the said William Butler be and hereby is pardoned.
Upon the petition of Benjamin Carr, praying Council to remit a fine of ten pounds, which was imposed upon him by the Mayor's Court for keeping a disorderly house, and a recommendation in his favor,
Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioner be granted, on his complying with that part of bis sentence which requires security for his good behaviour.
The fine of ten pounds to which Adam Premir was sentenced by the last Mayor's Court, for keeping a tipling house, was also re. mitted, agreeably to the prayer of his petition.
The Council met.
William Findley, Lord Butler,
Jonas Hartzell, Esquires.
Amos Gregg, and
Hedry Taylor, Christopher Kucher, John Murray, Esquire, was appointed and commissionated a Justice of the Peace and a Justice of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the county of Dauphine, upon a return made according to law from the district of the township of Middle Paxton.
On motion, Resolved, That Thursday next be appointed for going into the election of an Inspector of Pott and Pearl Ashes.
Upon application of Martha Biles, of Bucks county, it was
Ordered, That a patent under the great seal be granted to ber for a tract. of sixteen acres of land, in Southampton township, in the said county, which was forfeited to the Commonwealth by the attainder of Samuel Biles, and sold at public vendue by George Wall, Esquire, agent to the said Martha Biles, for the sum of two hundred and eighty-six pounds in depreciation certificates, which sum she hath duly paid as appears by the said agent's receipt.
The Council met.
Philadelphia, Friday, March 26th, 1790.
Zebulun Potts, į Esquires.
Ricbard Willing, j An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable George Ross, Esquire, for the sum of one hundred and twenty.
five pounds, being one quarter's salary as Vice President of the State, for which sum he is to account.
The Comptroller and Register General's report upon the account of Hillary Baker, Esquire, Clerk of the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace of the county of Philadelphia, of fees received in his office upon tavern licences issued from November the second, 1789, to March the second, 1790, amounting to one hundred and thirty pounds six shillings, was read and approved.
The keeper of the jail of the city and county of Philadelphia, having certified to Council that the times of servitude of Henry Groom, Sarah Brown and Biddy Ferguson, pow confined in the jail of the said city and county, are expired, and that they have behaved themselves well; and the said petitioners having by their petition prayed that Council would be pleased to grant them a remission of the fines due to the Commonwealth, which bave been imposcd upon them for the several offences of which they have been convicted; it was thereupon
Resolved, That the fine of six pounds due from Henry Groom, of twenty-five shillings due from Sarah Brown, and of twenty shillipgs due from Biddy Ferguson, be and the same are hereby remitted.
The Council met.
PhiladeLPILIA, Saturday, March 27th, 1790.
Zebulun Potts, } Esquires.
Henry Taylor, Christopher Kucher, The Comptroller and Register General's reports upon the account of Lewis Stacker, for his services as Captain of a company of Northampton county militia, amounting to three pounds seven shillings and six pence, was read and approved.
Upon application of the Managers of the House of Employment in the City of Philadelphia, an order was drawn upon the Treasurer in their favor for the sum of forty-seven pounds fourteen shillings
& six pence, being the residue of the sum of one hundred pounds · which was granted by act of Assembly passed the twenty-eighth of
March, 1788, for the relief of James McManus, who was wounded by the fall of a tree while employed in the public service.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Monday, March 29th, 1790.
Frederick Watts, i
William Wilson, } Esquires.
Jonas Hartzell, and
Richard Willing, J The reports of the Comptroller and Register General upon the following accounts were read and approved, vizt:
Of Francis Johnston, Esquire, Receiver General of the Land Office, for fees received in the said office between the ninth of De. cember, 1789, to the eighth of March, 1790, amounting to three hundred and twenty-three pounds five shillings and six pence.
Of David Kennedy, Esquire, Secretary of the Land office, for fees received in his office from the ninth of December. 1789, to the eighth of March, 1790, amounting to four hundred and eighty pounds two shillings and nine pence.
Of Daniel Brodhead, Esquire, Surveyor General, for fees received in the said office from the ninth of December, 1789, to the eighth of March, 1790, amounting to three hundred and eleven pounds twelve shillings and six pence. '
Of Frederick Conrad, Esquire, Treasurer of the county of Montgomery, for the tax of the year 1789, amounting to six hundred and seventy-six pounds seven shillings and sis pence.
Of Edward Bartholomew, Esquire, for Excise collected in the city and county of Philadelphia, from the first of January till the thirty-first of December, 1789, amounting to five thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven pounds three shillings and four pence.
Of Richard Footman, Esquire, auctioneer for the district of the township of Moyamensing, for the State duty upon goods sold at auction between the fifth day of October and thirty first of December, 1789, amounting to twenty-eight pounds pineteen shillings and three pence.
Of Samuel Turbutt, Esquire, for Excise collected in the county of Lancaster, from the thirtieth of May, the time of his last set. tlement to the third of October, 1789, amounting to seven hundred and fifteen pounds fifteen shillings and eleven pence.
Of Robert Hunter, for a rifle gun, a shot pouch, canteen, powder horn, and one blanket, which were lost in actual service in Septem. ber, 1777, when he was taken prisoner by the British troops, amounting to four pounds six shillings and six pence.
Of the Honorable Thomas McKean, Esquire, for two hundred and fifty pounds, being for one quarter's salary as Chief Justice of the State, ending the iwenty-fifth instant, for which sum an order was drawn upon the Treasurer.
Of the Honorable George Bryan, Esquire, for one quarter salary as one of the Judges of the Supreme Court, ending the lwentyfifth instant, amounting to one hundred and fifty pounds, for which sum an order was drawn upon the Treasurer.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, March 30th, 1790.
Samuel Miles, Frederick Watts, )
Lord Butler, Henry Taylor, Agreeably to the order of the day Council proceeded to the appointment of an inspector of pott and pearl ashes, under an Act of General Assembly passed the twenty-second day of February last, and the ballots being taken for the several candidates; it appeared that Joseph Leacock was duly elected to that office.
On motion, Resolved, That to-morrow Council will go into the appointment of two additional auctioneers, one for the city and one for the Northern Liberties, agreeably to Act of General Assembly passed the twenty-seventh instant.
Christian Febiger, Esquire, 'Treasurer of the State, attended and informed Council that he had received notice to meet the subscri. bers to the manufacturing fund at the College this evening, and requestiog to know if Council had any instructions to give him respecting the shares subscribed for on the account of the State; whereupon, it was
Resolved, That the said Treasurer be authorised and requested to attend the said meeting in bebalf of the State.
Upon the petition of Thomas Morgan, and a recommendation from a number of respectable inhabitants of Chester county, for the pardon of the petitioner who was convicted of receiving money which had been stolen in the said county ; it was
Resolved, That the said Thomas Morgan be, and he is hereby pardoned.