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Of Captain Thomas Gaskins, for his own services on the said expedition, for provisions furnished to his company employed as aforesaid, and for the bire of a boat and wages of two boatinen, &ca., amounting to twenty-eight pounds five shillings.
Mr. Nicholson attended agreeably to the order of yesterday, and informed Council that upon the returns of the orders in question to his office, he discovered that they were drawn for larger sums than were actually due, be therefore made alterations on the orders agreeably to the sums due; that it was on Saturday, after Council had adjourned, that two of the orders were altered, on the agreement of the parties that they would take the orders so reduced rather than wait.
On application of Justus Beutnitz, a certificate was granted to him of his having on the first of July, 1789, obtained a licence from this Board to follow the employment of a pedlar, on foot, within this Commonwealth, untill the thirtyeth of June, 1790, it appearing to Council by his aflidavit produced to them that the original licence has been lost.
The Council met.
Jonas Bartzell, and > Esq'r.
PųILADELPHIA, Saturday, April 10th, 1790.
Frederick Watts, William Wilson, The Register and Comptroller General's report upon the account of Jacob Haller, Captain of a company of Northampton county militia, for his services in warning the said company to attend militia duty in the years 1780 and 1781, and for hawling arms & ammunition for the use of the militia of said county in the year 1782, by order of Robert Levers, Esquire, amounting to twelve pounds ten shillings, was read and approved.
Upon the second reading of the report of the committee to whom was referred the petition of John Weitzle of Northumberland county, praying payment for a quantity of provisions furnished to John Van Campen, who was appointed Commissary for supplying the militia sent to Wyoming in the year 1781, for which provisions the said Van Campen received from the State the sum of fifty-eight pounds sixteen shillings,
Resolved, That the Comptroller General be directed to call on John Van Campen, of Northampton county, to refund the sum of fifty-eight pounds sixteen shillings, overpaid him on his account as Commissary for furnishing provisions to the militia sent to Wyoming in the year 1784.
Agreeably to an act of General Assembly passed the fifth instant, an order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Messieurs Turnbull, Marmie and Company, for the sum of one thousand three hundred and seventeen pounds eighteen shillings and pine pence, payable out of the fund of five thousand pounds, annually set apart, and particularly appropriated for claims and improvements, being the amount of their claim against the State for money unpaid upon a warrant drawn by the Board of Treasury of the United States on
Thomas Smith, Esquire, Continental Loan Officer, and by him 'accepted and placed to the credit of this State in account with the United States, which warrant was dated the first of June, 1787, and granted to them for supplies furnished to a part of the Conti. nental Army.
The fine of four sbillings and six pence imposed upon Jobo Montgomery, dow confined in the jail of this city for larceny, was remitted agreeably to the prayer of his petition; it appearing by a certificate from the jailor that his time of servitude is expired.
Doctor Gregg and Mr. Read were appointed a committee to superintend the examination of such certificates of debts due by the United States, as have been received in payment for lands, and lodged in the Comptroller General's Office, as the property of this State, and which by the act of Assembly of the first day of April, instant, the Comptroller General is required to deliver over to the Treasurer of the State.
The Council met. .
PHILADELPHIA, Monday, April 12th: 1790.
Samuel Miles, James Martin,
Samuel Edie, Frederick Watts, J. An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of His Excel. lency Thomas' Mifflin, Esquire, for the sum of three hundred and
seventy five pounds, being one quarter's salary as Vice President of the State, for wbich sum he is to accoudt.
Agreeably to the Register and Comptroller General's reports of the eight instant, an order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of James Cunningham, Esquire, for the sum of one thousand and eighty-eight pounds ten shillings, payable according to act of Assembly dated the third of March last, " out of the fund appropriated for claims and improvements, by an act eu tituled an act to appropriate divers funds accruing and growing due to this Commonwealth towards the expences of government, and provide a fund for other purposes so as not to interfere with the appropriation of part of the said fund made and directed by an act entituled an act to appropriate the sum of five thousand pounds annually, therein mentioned, any act or part of an act to the contrary notwithstanding,'" being the amount of his account for surveying three hundred and eleven tracts of land in his district of depreciation lands, oumbered from 310 to 620 inclusive.
Agreeably to an act of General Assembly passed the thirtieth of March last, entitled "an act to authorise the sale of the barracks in the borough of Lancaster, and the lot or lots on which they are erected, and for other purposes therein mentioned,” John Miller and James Cunningham, Esquires, were appointed Commissioners to expose to public sale, and sell to the highest bidder the aforesaid lot or lots of ground and the barracks thereon erected, and upon payment of the purchase money for the same in full, to make good and effectual conveyances for every such lot or lots to the purchasers thereof respectively.
Upon the second reading of a petition from Samuel Preston, of the county of Northampton, praying Council to appoint him a Jus. tice of the Court of Common Pleas for the said county of Northampton, and for the county of Luzerne, in order tbat he may be enabled to take acknowledgements of deeds in the unsettled parts of those counties for the convenience of the persons making the same, and the purchasers who may reside at a great distance from a justice of the said court, and the petitioner being recommended to Council as a person well qualified for the said office; it was
Resolved, That the said Samuel Preston be appointed and co.z. missionated a Justice of the Court of Commou Pleas in and for the county of Northampton.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, April 13th, 1790.
Samuel Miles, Richard Willing,
Samuel Edie, Agreeably to the Register and Comptroller General's reports, the following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, vizt:
In favor of the Honorable William Augustus Atlee, Esquire, for the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds, being one quarter's sala. ry as one of the Judges of the Supreme Court, ending the twentyfifth of March last.
In favor of Jobo Nicholson Esquire, for the sum of two hundred pounds, being one quarter's salary due to him as Comptroller General of the accounts of this State, ending the thirteenth instant.
In favor of William Banks, for thirty-seven pounds ten shillings, being one quarter's salary due to him for his services in the Register General's office from the fifth of November, 1790, to the fifth of February, 1790.
A memorial from a Committee of the subscribers to the Manufacturing fund, stating the probability of their factory having been burnt by design, and accompanied by a threatning letter, directed to an agent of the company, was laid before Council, and the same being read, it was
Resolved unanimously, That a Proclamation be fortbwith issued, offering a reward of three hundred dollars for apprehending and prosecuting to conviction the incendiary or incendiarys, their aiders and abettors, and a reward of one hundred dollars for apprehending and securing the author of the said letter, with a full and free pardon to all accomplices who shall make a discovery and prosecute to conviction, as atoresaid.
A draft of a Proclamation was accordingly laid before Council, . and being read, was agreed to, as follows, vizt: Pennsylvania, ss : By the President and Supreme Executive Council of the Com.
monwealth of Pennsylvania.
A PROCLAMATION. Whereas, By the affidavit of John Anderson, taken according to law, it appears that a threatning letter was on the night of the eleventh instant, put under the door of Francis Bailey, directed to
John Taylor, one of the persons who had contracted with the subscribers to the Manufacturing fund in Philadelphia, to carry on the business of the factory:
And whereas, There is great reason to believe that the fire by which the buildings occupied as the factory, as aforesaid, were consumed, on the night of the twenty-fourth ultimo, was occasioned by some villain or villains : .....
And whereas, As it is of the utmost importance that the perpetrators of such atrocious crimes should be brought to condign punishment: We håve, therefore, thought proper to offer, and do hereby offer, a reward of One Hundred Dollars for discovering the author or authors of the said letter, and also a reward of Three Hundred Dollars for dis.covering the person or persons who wilfully and maliciously set fire to the said factory, to be paid on conviction for the same; and over and above the said reward, we do hereby promise a free and full pardon to any one of the persons concerned in the said letter or setting fire to the factory, their aiders, abettors and comforters, who shall discover, apprehend and secure any other or others of the said offenders, so that he or they shall be convicted as aforesaid : And we do hereby charge and require all Judges, Justices, Sheriffs and Constabies, to make diligent search and enquiry after, and to use their utmost endeavors to apprehend and secure the said offend. ers, their aiders, abettors and comforters, and every of them, so that they may be dealt with according to law. Given in Council under the hand of His Excellency Thomas Millin,
Esquire, President, and the seal of the State, at Philadelphia, this thirteenth day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety, and of the Commonwealth the fourteenth.
THOMAS MIFFLIN. Attest :-CHARLES BIDDLE, Secretary.
The Council met.
} Esquires. Richard Willing, Samuel Edie,
Frederick Watts, The Committee to whom was referred the resolution of the Gencral Assembly of the sixth instant, relative to a gun-powder Maga