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Resolved, That His Excellency the President be requested to apply to the Governor of the said Province by letter, and demand the said Negro as a citizen of Pennsylvania, and that the several aflidavits and other papers accompanying the said memorial, be authenticated by the necessary certificates and seals, and enclosed in the President's letter to the said Governor of Louisiana.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Saturday, March 21st, 1789.
George Woods, Esqr.
Zebulun Potts, I
In favor of the Honorable Christopher Kucher for fifty-two pounds ten shillings, in full for his attendance in ('ouncil until This day, inclusively. .
In favor of the Honorable Nathan Dennison, Esquire, for fifteen pounds fifteen shillings, for his attendance in Council until this day, inclusively..
In favor of Matthew Wilson and Elizabeth Wilson, Executors of Robert Wilson, for ten pounds sixteen shillings and three pence, being the costs of suit in the Supreme Court upon an appral to the said Court from the settlement of the said Robert Wilson's account, as late Sub-Lieutenant of Chester county, by the Comptroller General, as appears by a certificate from the Prothonotary of the said court.
The further consideration of the report of the committee to whom was referred the memorial of Richard Wells, relative to the con. duct of the Comptroller General and Naval Officer in the case of the ship Anne, was postponed until Thursday next.
Upon consideration of a petition and recommendation in favor of William Sutherland, convicted of an assault and battery, in the county of Philadelphia, praying remission of the fine of twenty shillings payable to the use of the Commonwealth, imposed upon him for the said offence,
Resolved, That the said fine be remitted.
The Council met.
Nathan Dennison, 1
Esquires. Zebulun Potts, . Frederick Watt, Richard Willing,; } A letter from Christian Febiger, Esquire, containing his resig. nation of the office of Auctioneer for the Northern Liberties, and requesting Council to accept of the same, was read; and thereupon Resolved, That the said resignation be accepted.
On motion, Resolved, That to-morrow be assigned for the choice of an Auctioneer for the Northern Liberties and of an Auctioneer for the district of Moyamensing.
A transcript of a resolution of the General Assembly, dated the twentieth day of this month, requesting Council to suspend the sale of the estate of Robert Robertson, for a debt due to the Commonwealth, during the life of Grizzle Robertson, bis widow, was laid before the Board and read; on consideration,
Resolved, That the Sheriff of the county of Bucks be and he is hereby authorized and directed to suspend the sale of the real estate late of Robert Robertson, deceased, now under judgment in favor of the Commonwealth against the administrators, during the life of Grizzle Robertson, the widow of the said Robert Robertson.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, March 24th, 1789.
Samuel Miles, David Redick,
John Smilie, Mr. Redick, member of this Board, was offered and accepted as sureties for Thomas Scott, Esquire, Prothonotary of the county of
Washington, in the room of John Neville, Esquire, who was approved by the Board on the nineteenth instant as surety for Mr. Scott.
On motion, Resolved, That a dedimus potestatum issue to Thomas Scott, Thomas Stokely, John Hoge and Absalom Baird, Esquires, of the county of Washington.
Agreeably to the minute of yesterday, Council proceeded to the choice of an Auctioneer for the Northern Liberties, in the room of Christian Febiger, Esq'r, resigned, and of an Auctioneer for the district of the township of Moyamensing, agreeably to act of Assembly dated the nineteenth day of March instant, when William Shannon, Esquire, was unanimously appointed Auctioneer for the Northern Liberties; and the ballots being taken for the several candidates for the office of Auctioneer for the district of Moyamensing, it appeared that Richard Footman, Esquire, had the highest number of votes and was duly elected Auctioneer for the said district, agreeably to the said act of Assembly.
Upon consideration of a petition from several freeholders resident in the district of the townships of Hopewell, in the county of Bedford, complaining of irregular proceedings at the late election for Justices in the said district, and praying Council to grant them a hearing touching the said complaint,
Resolved, That Hugh Barclay, William Proctor and Thomas Col. ter, Esquires, Justices of the Peace in the county of Bedford, liv. ing near the said district, be and they are hereby authorized and directed to investigate the facts stated in the said petition upon the oaths of such witnesses as may be adduced, and make report thereof to this Board in manner and form prescribed an and by an Act of General Assembly intituled “An Act to remedy the defects of the several acts of Assembly beretofore made for regulating the elections of Justices of the Peace throughout this State, &ca.," passed the thirty-first of March, 1784.
A report from Generals Butler and Gibson, Commissioners appointed by Council to negotiate and compleat the purchase from the Indians of the triangular piece of country lying west of the western boundary of the State of New York, and between the northern boundary of this State and Lake Erie, was received and (read, together with an Indian deed of cession for the aforesaid tract of country, and certain articles accompanying the said report. A letter from General Butler, relative to a grant of one thousand or fifteen hundred acres of land from the Commonwealth to the Cornplanter, a Chief of the Seneca Nation, in consideration of his services to the State, was also received and read; whereupon, it was
Resolved, That the report of the said Commissioners, and letter from General Butler relative to the Cornplanter, together with the before mentioned Indians' deed and articles be transmitted to the
General Assembly, inclosed in the following letter to the Speaker, vizt:
In Council, Philadelphia, March 24th, 1789. SIR :—I have the honor to transmit to you for the information of the Legislature, the report of the Commissioners appointed by Council to negotiate and compleat the purchase of the triangular piece of land lying between the western line of New York, the nortbern line of Pennsylvania, and part of Lake Erie from the Indiads.
General Butler's letter recommending the grant of one thousand or fifteen hundred acres of land to the Cornplanter, a Seneca Chief, is also transmitted. I have the honor to be, sir, with great respect, Your most obedient and very humble servant,
THOMAS MIFFLIN, Pres't. Hon'ble RICHARD PETERS, Esquire, Speaker of the General As
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Wednesday, March 25th, 1789.
George Woods, Agreeably to the Comptroller General's report, the following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, vizt :
In favor of Lewis Nichola, Esquire, for eight pounds seventeen shillings and eight pence, being the amount of his account for three months, house rent from December the twenty-second, 1788, till March the twenty-second, 1789, and for firewood during that time, as commandant of the guard of Invalids.
In favor of Peter Dailey, for three pounds fourteen shillings and eleven perce, payable out of the militia fines of Washington county, being the amount of his account for thirty-one day militia service as a ranger on the frontiers of Washington county, by order of the Lieutenant of said county, and for subsistence during the said service.
In favor of Abraham Inlow, Edward Sergent, Andrew Farley, and Alexander Burns, for fourteen pounds nineteen shillings and eight pence, amount of their several accounts for thirty-one days' militia service each, on the frontiers of said county, by order of the said Lieutenant, from the twenty-fifth of March, till the twentyfifth of April, 1788, inclusively, and for subsistence during the said term, payable out of the militia fines as aforesaid.
In favor of Thomas Orr, Lesnet, John Vance and Hercules Roney, for fourteen pounds nineteen shillings and eight pence, payable out of the monies arising from militia fines as aforesaid, amount of their several accounts for militia services from the first of April, till the first of May, 1788, inclusive, and for subsistence as aforesaid.
In favor of Abner Bradock and Francis Bradock, for seven pounds nine shillings and ten pence, payable out of the monies arising from militia fines, amount of their several accounts for militia services from the eighth day of April, til the eighth of May, 1788, inclusive, and for subsistence as aforesaid.
In favor of Peter Sbook, for fifty-one pounds six shillings and four pence, State money of the emission of April, 1781, payable out of the fund appropriated by resolution of the General Assembly, dated the eighth of April, 1782, being the amount of principal and interest due upon bis certificates for a horse furnished for the use of the Continental army in August, 1780.
Agreeably to an Act of the General Assembly, dated the day of the present month, an order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Evan Owen, for twenty-five pounds two shillings and three pence, due to him for supplies of provisions furnished to the civil officers of Northumberland county in the year 1775, while executing the orders of Governor Penn, for enforcing the laws in that county.
The Comptroller General's report upon the account of Christian Febiger, Esquire, Auctioneer of the Northern Liberties, for State duty upon sales at auction from November the third, 1788, till March the sixteenth, 1789, amounting to one hundred and fortyfour pounds seven sbillings and one peppy, was read and approved.
Upon a petition from a number of freeholders of Doe Run district, in Chester county, relative to the last election of Justices of the Peace held in said district,
Ordered, That the Secretary write to the Justices appointed to hear the parties touching a complaint of irregular procecdings at said election, and require them to make report without further de