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The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, April 6th, 1790.

PRESENT:
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
The Honorable George Roas, Esquire, Vice President.
Samuel Miles,

Zebulun Potts, 7 .
Amos Gregg,

Lord Butler,
Christopher Kucher, Frederick Watt,'
Abraham Smith, Jonas Hartzell, Esquires.
James Read,

Henry Taylor,
James Martin,

Samuel Edie, and
Richard Willing, William Wilson,
The following letter from the Comptroller General was received
and read, vizt:

SIR :-Either thro' my mistake in reporting, or the error of the person who drew the orders of Council, the following three pensioners had each orders for a larger sum than then they were entitled to, upon which I wrote above the sum, (say the sum to which they were respectively entitled,) to prevent them receiving more at the Treasury then they ought; the orders were,

Orders. April 23rd, 1789, Robert Frazier, £9 17 6 on which entered £9 7 6 May 2nd, 1789, George Grace, 6 40

1 19 5 do. Paul Pimple, 110 0 do.

1 40

do.

17 11 6
12 10 11

£5 0 7 amount deducted. I also inclose two orders which were drawn by mistake, a second time, for the same thing that they may be cancelled, and that with the other business, such entry may be made thereof as shall be thought proper; the orders returned are, March 8th, 1788, Mary Sloan,

£60 0 0 December 22nd, do., Edward Kellon,

3 7 6

£63 7 6 I have the honor to be with great respect,

Your Excellency's most obedient servant,
Comptroller General's

JOHN NICHOLSON. office, April 6th, 1790. S

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable Henry Taylor, for the sum of fifty-five pounds ten shillings, in full of his account for his attendance in Council, from the twen

ty-third day of January untill the sixth day of April, 1790, inclusively. . · The reports of the Comptroller and Register General's upon the following accounts, were read and approved :

Of Captain Jacob Ladick, for the pay and bounty of his company of Berks county militia, while employed in the service of the United States, under the command of Colonel Smuel Ely, from the first untill the seventeenth of October, 1781, including their extra pay, amounting in the whole to the sum of three hundred and thirty-two pounds nine shillings and four, of which having received thirty-eight pounds thirteen shillings and six pence, there remains due to the said company, two hundred and ninety-four pounds five shillings and ten pence.

Of James Douglass, for militia services as a Captain in the sec. ond battalion of Cumberland county militia, amounting to two pounds.

Council being informed that several warrants or orders for the payment of money drawn by direction of the Board, and signed by the President, have been altered by the Comptroller General with. out the instruction of Council.

Resolved, That Colonel Miles, Colonel Smith and Colonel Wilson, be a committee to enquire into the truth of that information, and to report a state of the facts.

James Archer, Esquire, was appointed and commissionated a Justice of the Peace, and of the Court of Common Pleas, in and for the county of Washington, upon a return made according to law, from the district of the township of Franklin, in the said county.

George Woods, Esquire, was also appointed and commissionated a Justice of the Peace, and of the Court of Common Pleas, in and for the county of Bedford, upon a return made according to law, from the district of the town of Bedford, in the said county.

Council resumed the consideration of the resolution of the General Assembly of the thirty-first of March last; and thereupon, Timothy Matlack, John Adlum and Samuel Maclay, were appointed commissioners to examine and survey the waters of Quitta pahilla, Swatara, part of Susquehanna and Juniata rivers, the waters of Sinnamaboning creek, part of the waters of Allegany rivers, Presque Isle, &ca., Frederick Antes, Reading Howell and William Dean, were also appointed commissioners to explore the county near the head waters of the Delaware river, and East Branch of the Susquehanna, and of the Lt bigb and Schuylkil rivers, agreeably to the directions of the said resolution of Assembly.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Wednesday, April 7th, 1790.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
Samuel Miles,

Richard Willing, 7
James Read,

Samuel Edie,
Amos Gregg, William Wilson,
Christopher Kucher, Frederick Watts, Esquires.
Abraham Smith, Zebulun Potts, and
Jonas Hartzell, Lord Butler,

James Martin,
The following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, vizt:

In favor of the Honorable Frederick Watts, Esquire, for fiftyfour pounds, in full for his attendance in Council, from the twentysix of January to the seventh of April, 1790, inclusively.

In favor of the Honorable Jonas Hartzell, Esquire, for seventeen five pounds fifteen shillings, in full for bis attendance in Coun. cil, from the first of January to the seventh of April, 1790, inclusively, and mileage coming to Philadelphia and returning home at this time.

A petition from Martha Biles, of the county of Bucks, stating that she purchased a tract of sixteen acres of land in the said county, which was seized and sold by George Wall, Esquire, as the confiscated estate of her late husband, Samuel Biles, that a certain William Biles is in possession of four acres of the said land which he refuses to deliver up, and praying the assistance of this Board, to cause possession to be given her, agreeably to act of Assembly passed the sixth day of March, 1778, being read, and the said act being considered,

Resolved, Tbat the Sheriff of the county of Bucks, do give possession of the said premises, to the said Martha Biles, in due form of law, she paying the incidental expences.

Joseph Dean, elected auctioneer for the city of Philadelphia, offered Paul Cox and John Stille as sureties, in lieu of Blair M'Clanachan & William Ralston, and it was agreed to accept them as such.

Upon the second reading of the petition of Barbara Peters, pray. ing remission of a fine of three pounds, to which she was sentenced for an assault and battery upon Susanna Esler and Rosanna Sowerman, by the last Mayor's Court; it was Resolved, To remit the said fipe.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Thursday, April 8th, 1790.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, Presid't.

Samuel Miles, Frederick Watts,
James Read,

Samuel Edie,
Amos Gregg,

Richard Willing,
Abrabam Smith, James Martin, Esquires.
Lord Butler,

Zebulun Potts, and
Jonas Hartzell, William Wilson,

Christopher Kucher, An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable Lord Butler, Esquire, for forty-one pounds five shillings, in full for his attendance in Council from the seventeenth of February untill the eighth of April, 1790, inclusively, and mileage coming to Philadelphia and returning home.

On motion, Resolved, That the Comptroller General be directed to attend Council to-morrow at ten o'clock to assign his reasons for altering three warrants which were drawn on the Treasurer of the State by order of the Board, and signed by the Vice President in Council.

Oa motion, Resolved, that the Commissioners who were appointed by Coun. cil on the sixth instant, to carry into execution the resolution of the Assembly of the thirty-first of March last, for ascertaining the most practicable communication between the eastern and western limits of the State, be allowed seventeen shillings and six per diem for their services in that business, includiog their personal expences, and that the charges which may necessarily arise from the hire of horses, boats and assistants, be allowed.

Sharp Delany, Esquire, was requested to lay before Council a copy of the list of pensioners of this State, which be bas received from the Secretary of the War office; and Colonel Miles and Colonel Willing were appointed a committee to compare the same with the original orders in the office of the Comptroller General.

Thomas Clingan and Patrick McSherry were offered and accepted as sureties for Moses McClean, Esquire, who was appointed Sur. veyor of the county of York on the fifth instant.

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· The Council met.

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PHILADELPHIA, Friday, April 9th, 1790.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
Samuel Miles,

William Wilson, ?
Christopher Kucher, James Martin,
Abraham Smith, Richard Willing, Esowires.
Jonas Hartzell,
Frederick Watts, Amos Gregg, and
Samuel Edie,

James Read, J An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable Abraham Smith, Esquire, for the sum of seventy-three pounds ten shillings, being the amount of his account for attendance in Council from the fifteenth of December, 1789, lo the fifth of January, 1790, and from the third of February untill the ninth of April, 1790, inclusively, and his mileage coming to Philadelphia and returning home.

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Robert Thorn, for the sum of forty pounds twelve sbillings and eight pence, payable out of the fund specially appropriated by law for the payment of claims and improvements, as soon as that fund shall become productive, being the sum granted to him by an act of the General Assembly passed the fifth day of April instant, to reimburse him for money expended in improving the navigation of the river Delaware at Well's and Howell's Falls.

The reports of the Comptroller and Register General upon the following accounts, which they have settled according to an act of the General Assembly passed the twenty-seventh of March last, were read and approved, vizt:

Of Laughlin McCartney, for supplies of provisions and liquors furnished to the men employed in December, 1775, under the Proprietary government, to enforce the laws of Pennsylvania against the Connecticut settlers, at and near Wioming, in pursuance of a resolution of the then Assembly dated the twenty-fifth of Novcmber, 1775, amounting to cighty-eight pounds three shillings and a penny.

Of Frederick Stone, for victualling the said men and forage furnished for their horses, amounting to sixteen pounds three shillings and six pence.

Of William McKim, for supplies of cloathing for the said men, while employed as aforesaid, amounting to fifty-nine pounds nine shillings and seven pence

Of Captain Jobn Simpson, for supplies of provisions and forage for the men employed as aforesaid, amounting to eight pounds eleven sbillings and three pence.

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