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Nicholson, to act as the interpreter to your three Chiefs, and will give him directions to conduct them to this city.
THOÑAS MIFFLIN. To Kientwoughko or Corpplanter,
Guyaugh Shoto, alias the Great Cross,
and Warriors of Waduugueta,
the six nations of Hagungush,
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, May 11th, 1790.
Samuel Miles, John Wilkins,
Richard Willing, and > Esquires.
Cbristopher Kucher, The following letter was written by the President to the Honorable Thomas Jefferson, Esquire, Secretary of State, vizt:
In Council, Philadelphia, May 11th, 1790. SIR:—I have the honor to send you herewith an act of the General Assembly of this State, passed the twenty-eighth day of September, 1789, " to cede to and vest in the United States the light house at Cape Heplopen, and all the beacons, buoys and public piers, together with the lands and tenements thereunto belonging, and the jurisdiction of the saine.” I have the honor to be, with great respect, Your obedient and humble servant,
THOMAS MIFFLIN. Honorable THOMAS JEFFERSON, Esquire,
Secretary of State. A letter from Henry Hill, Esquire, one of the Executors of the last will of Doctor Benjamin Franklin, with an extract from his will, bequeathing bis portrait, by Martin, in 1767, to the Supreme Executive Council, to be placed in the Council Chamber, was received and read; and thereupon,
Resolved, That Council accept the same with great satisfaction, and that the President be authorized to return an answer'expressive of their sence of the legacy
Two letters from the Comptroller General, dated the tenth instant, respecting the accounts between this State and the United States, and enclosing an abatract of the said accounts, to the amount of forty-seven million ten thousand one hundred and tbirty-eight continental dollars, and ten million six hundred and forty-two thousand four hundred and three dollars and 48 of a dollars specie, was received and read; and thereupon,
Ordered, That a copy of the said abstract be transmitted to the delegates of this State in Congress, together with copies of the said letters, except such part as relates to bis observations on the con. duct, proper to be observed by the general government, in settling the accounts of the United States and individual States.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Wednesday, May 12th, 1790.
Amos Gregg, and i
u SEsquires. Samuel Edie, Agreeably to the minute of yesterday, the following letter was written by the President to the delegates of Pennsylvania, in the House of Representatives of the United States, vizt:
In Council, Philadelphia, May 12th, 1790. GENTLEMEN :- I have the honor to send berewith, for your information, Mr. Nicholson's abstract of the accounts of Pennsylvania against the United States, with copies of two letters intended by him, explanatory of some of the charges.
Any further information you may want on that subject will at your request be required of the Comptroller, and be transmitted to you without delay. I have the honor to be, with great respect, Gentlemen, your obedient and humble servant,
THOMAS MIFFLIN. Hon'ble the Delegates of Pennsylvania in the House of Represen
tatives of the U. S.
The Comptroller and Register General's reports.upon the account of Jobn Buyers, Esquire, for continental money and other monies
received by him as Treasurer of the county of Northumberland, between the fourteenth of April and the seventeenth of October, 1789, was read and approved.
Upon the petition of Thomas Jones, and a recommendation from George Wallacc, Esquire, President of the Court of Quarter Sessiens of the county of Allegany, in his favour; it was
Resolved, That the fine of ten pounds to which be was sentenced by the said Court for fornication and bastardy, be and the same is hereby remitted.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Thursday, May 18th, 1790.
Samuel Miles, Samuel Edie,
Amos Gregg, John Wilkins, A letter from the Honorable Thomas Jefferson, Esquire, Secretary of State of the fifth instant, inclosing two copies of the Acts of Congress for the pupishment of certain crimes against the United States, and for regulating the military establishment of tbe United States, was received and read, and a letter written by the President to Mr. Jefferson, acknowledging the receipt of the said letter and inclosures
An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Hopora. ble Christopher Kucher, Esquire, for twenty-five pounds ten shillings. being a ballance due upon his accjunt for attendance in Coun. cil untill the thirteenth instant, inclusive.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Friday, May 14th, 1790.
Samuel Miles, Christopher Kucher,
John Wilkins, and > Esquires.
by which bis. portrait is bequeathed to the Supreme Executive Council was prepared by the President, and agreed to as follows, vizt:
In Council, Philadelpbia, May 14th, 1790. GENTLEMAN :—The Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania have received the extract from Doctor Franklin's will in which his portrait, drawn by Martin in 1767, is offered for their acceptance.
The services rendered by that illustrious citizen to his country during a long and active live, have raised a monument of gratitude and affection to his memory wbich cannot be improved by art nor destroyed by time. But the present instance of his regard is peculiarly pleasing to a body of which all the present members have been informed by his wisdom, and many have been honored by his friendship.
We cannot therefore hesitate in declaring our cordial acceptance of the legacy, which being placed in the Council Chamber may become a public benefit, and lead from contemplating the picture to an imitation of the patriot.. I have the honor to be, with great respect, Gentlemen, your obedient and most humble servant,
THOMAS MIFFLIN. To Henry Hill, John Jay and Francis Hopkinson, Esquires, and Mr. Edward Duffeld, executors of the last will and testament of Doctor Benjamin Franklin, deceased.
A letter from George Woods, Esquire, dated the twenty-ninth of April, 1790, offering to Council, Samuel Davidson and Thomas Coulter, Esq'rs, among others as sureties for his faithfull performance of the office of Deputy Surveyor of the county of Bedford, according to law, was read; whereupon, it was
Resolved, To accept the said Samuel Davidson and Thomas Coul. ter, as sureties of Mr. Wood's faithfull execution of the said office.
The Register and Comptroller General's report upon the following accounts, were read and approved, vizt: • Of Catherine Reinick, minor daughter of Christian Reinick, who was a Surgeon in the late army of the United States, for the sum of fifty-three pounds nineteen sbillings and seven pence, being a ballance of pepsion due to her.
Of George Breining, for making a sett of irons for branding casks containing pott and pearl asb, and for cutting the letters and figures thereon, amounting to two pounds five shillings and ten pence, for which sum an order was drawn upon the Treasurer.
Upon the report of the Committee to whom was referred the report of three Justices of the Peace, appointed the eighth day of February last, to investigate a complaint against the last election of Justices in the district of Derry and London Derry townships in
the county of Dauphine, with the bill of costs attending the en. quiry, amounting to eleven pourds eleven shillings and two pence,
Resolved, That the said complaint be dismissed, and that the commissions made out for Adam Hamaker, Esquire, on the twentysixth of January last, as a Justice of the Peace and of the Court of Common Pleas, be now transmitted to the Recorder of the said county.
Resolved, That Council approve of the said bill of costs, and that five pounds fifteen shillings and seven pence thereof be paid by the Overseer of the l'oor of the township of Derry, and the remaiuder by the Overseer of the towuship of London Derry, according to the seventeenth section of an Act of Assembly passed the fourth of March, 1786.
A commission under the Great Scal to Joseph Nicholson, as in. terpreter of the three Indian Chiefs, Cornplanter, Half Town and the New Arrow, who are to come to the city on the first of Septem. . ber next, was this day signed by the President.
The Council met.
Pailad'a, Saturday, May 15th, 1790.
Christopher Kucher, Samuel Edie, )
John Wilkins, and ( Esquires.
Richard Willing, A return of an election of officers in the third battalion of Berks county militia, was received and read, and commissions directed to issue agrceably thereto, except to the Ensign of Captain Jacob Meyers's company who is removed from the county.
The Council met.
PHILAD'A, May 17th, 1790.
Christopher Kucher, Samuel Edie,
Job Wilkins, and Esquires.
Richard Willing, A return of an election of officers in the first battalion of Montgomery county militia, was read, and an order taken that commissions issue agreeably thereto.