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The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Wednesday, June 9th, 1790.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.

James Read, Jonas Hartzell,
Christopher Kucher, Frederick Watts,
Abraham Smith, Amos Gregg,
Richard Willing, John Wilkins,

Esquires.
William Findley, Zebulun Potts, and

Samuel Edie, James Martin, A petition from James Robinson, who is now confined in the jail of this city at hard labour for larceny, praying that Council would be pleased to grant him a pardon, being read the second time with a recommendation from Mr. Reynolds the Jailor (to a Committee of Council who visited the jail) for his good hehaviour ; it was thereupon,

Resolved, That the said James Robinson be and he is hereby pardoned, on condition of his leaving this State in five days from The time of his discharge, not to return.

On motion, Resolved, That Friday next be assigned for the consideration of the motion which was made by Doctor Gregg, and seconded by Mr. Potts, for a general pardon of the persons who have been attainted of high treason against this Commonwealth.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Thursday, June 10th, 1790.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
James Read,

Frederick Wet

Frederick Watts, )
Christopher Kucher, Amos Gregg,
Abraham Smith, John Wilkins,
Richard Willing, Zebulun Potts, Esquires.
William Findley, Samuel Miles, and
Samuel Edie,

James Martin, Jonas Hartzell, Council proceeded to the further consideration of the petition of John Johnson, a negro now confined in the jail of this city for larceny, stating his innocence, and praying that Council would be pleased to grant him a pardon, with a recommendation from Mr. Reynolds the jailor in his behalf, and a Committee of this Board upon enquiry into the case of the petitioner having reported that

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it appears to them he is innocent of the crime for which he was confined; it was thereupon,

Resolved, That the said John Johnston be and he is hereby pardoned.

The keeper of the jail of the city and county of Philadelphia having certified to Council that the time of servitude to which a certain Thomas Varnham was sentenced by the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the said county, is now expired, and that he remains in confinement for a fine of two pounds five shillings which is due to the Commonwealth, and the said Thomas Varnbam having by his petition prayed to Council for remission of the same; it was

Resolved, That the said fine of two pounds five shillings be and the same is hereby remitted.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Friday, June 11th, 1790.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
James Read,

Jonas Hartzell,
Samuel·Miles,

Frederick Watts, I
Christopher Kucher, Amos Gregg,
Abraham Smith, Zebulun Potts, Esquires.
Richard Willing, James Martin, and
William Findley, John Wilkins,

Samuel Edie, On motion, Resolved, That the consideration of the motion for a general pardon of persons who have been attainted of high treason against this State, be postponed.

The Council met.

Philadelphia, Monday, June 14tb, 1790.

PRESENT:

His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
James Read,

Amos Gregg,
Christopher Kucher, Richard Willing,
Zebulun Potts,

Frederick Watts, } Esquires.
William Findley, James Martin, and
Samuel Edie,

Jonas Hartzell, The Treasurer and Register General's reports upon the following accounts were read and approved, vizt:

Of David Kennedy, Esquire, Secretary of the Land Office, for fees received in the said office from the eight of March untill the eight of June, 1790, amounting to six hundred and twenty-eight pounds eleven shillings and pine pence.

Of Caleb Davis, Esquire, Prothonotary of the county of Chester, for fees received for tavern and marriage licences, and the tax upon writs between the first day of May, 1789, and tenth day of June, 1790, amounting to one hundred and ninety-nine pounds eighteen shillings and nine pence.

The Council met.

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PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, June 15th, 1790.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.

James Read, Richard Willing,
Christopher Kucher, Zebulun Potts,
Samuel Miles, William Findley, Esquires.
Amos Gregg, Frederick Watts, and

Samuel Edie, James Martin, An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable Christopher Kucher, Esquire, for the sum of twenty-four pounds in full of his account for attendance in Council from the fourteenth of May until the fourteenth of June, 1790, inclusively.

The Comptroller and Register General's reports upon the fol. lowing accounts were read and approved, vizt; . Of Stephen Duncan, Esquire, late Treasurer of the county of Cumberland, containing a statement of the taxes collected and outstanding in the said county, untill the time be ceased to act in the . office of Treasurer.

Of Alexander McGuighen the present Treasurer of the said county, stating the amount of taxes collected and outstanding untill the first day of May, 1790, in the said county.

A petition from James Maxwell, of the county of Chester, for the pardon of bis wife Elizabeth, who was among others convicted in the said county in February last of receiving money which had been stolen from a certain Robert Wilkins, and who is now confined in the jail of the said county at hard labour for the said offence, was 'read with a recommendation from a number of respectable inhabitants of the said county in her behalf, and the said Robert Wilkins baying signified to Council his desire that she may be released; it was thereupon,

Resolved, To pardon the said Elizabeth Maxfield.

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The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Wednesday, June 16th, 1790.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
James Read,

Frederick Watts,
Christopher Kucher, Jonas Hartzell,
Zebulun Potts, James Martin, Esquires.
Samuel Edie,

Amos Gregg, and William Findley, Richard Willing, An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Ilonorable Amos Gregg, Esquire, for the sum of sixty-nine pounds in full of his account for his attendance in Council from the seventeenth of March untill the sixteenth of June, 1790, inclusively.

A letter from the Honorable Thomas Jefferson, Esquire, Secre. tary of State, dated the eighth instant, inclosing two copies of each of the following acts of Congress of the United States, vizt:

An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned. · An Act for finally adjusting and satisfying the claims of Fred. erick William De Stueben.

An Act for giving effect to an act intitled An Act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States within the State of North Carolina; and

An Act supplemental to the act for establishing the salaries of ibe Executive officers of Government, with their assistants and clerks, was received and read.

A letter from his Excellency Joacbin De Canaveral, Commandant. General of Carthagena, in the Indies, relative to a nun ber of persons, formerly residents of this State, who went to South America some time past, and now returned, was received and read.

The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Thursday, June 17th, 1790.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MLFFLIN, Esquire, President.

Samuel Miles, · Frederick Watts,
James Read,

Jonas Hartzell,
Christopher Kucher, James Martin,
Zebulun Potts, John Wilkins, and

and SEsquires. William Findley, Amos Gregg,

Samuel Edie, The Comptroller and Register General's reports upon the following accounts, were read and approved, vizt:

Of Casper Marche, for his pay for two months' service as a Light Horseman in Colonel Philip Bahm's battalion of Northampton county militia, when called into actual service, for the defence of the frontiers of the said county against the Indians, in the year 1782, amounting to ten pounds seventeen shillings.

Of Mary Wert, for pension due to her from the first of Febru. ary until the first of June, 1790, according to an order of Orphans' Court of the county of Philadelphia, dated the fourteenth instant, amounting to twenty pounds, for which sum an order was drawn on the Treasurer.

The keeper of the jail of the city and county of Philadelphia having certificd to Council that the times of servitude of John Munrow, Patrick Dalton, Hugh Jones, James Spence, Francis Col. lins, George Wall, and Isabella McKeever, who were confined in the said jail for larceny, are expired, and that they remain in confinement for the following fines, due to the Commonwealth, which they are unable to pay, vizt : John Munrow, for a fine of

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Francis Collins, for
Patrick Dalton, for a fine of

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Hugh Jones, .
James Spence, .

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George Wall, for

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Resolved, That the said fines aforesaid be and the same are bereby remitted.

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The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Friday, June 18th, 1790.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
James Read,

William Findley,
Christopher Kucher, Frederick Watts,
Zebulun Potts,

Jonas Hartzell,

} Esquires. Samuel Edie,

* Amos Gregg, James Martin,

Richard Willing, John Wilkins, An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable James Martin, Esquire, for the sum of thirty-four pounds one shilling, being in full for his attendance in Council between the twentieth of April and eighteenth of June, 1790, the last day included, and for mileage going home and returning to this city.

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