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Amos Gregg,

The Council met.
PAILADELPHIA, Thursday, March 26th, 1789.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
The Honorable GEORGE Ross, Esquire, Vice President.

Samuel Miles, George Woods,
James Read,

Abraham Smith,
Richard Willing, John Smilie, Esquires.

David Redick, and Frederick Watt, Nathan Dennison, y Upon consideration of the report of the Committee to whom was referred the petition of the Commissioners of Cumberland county, praying Council to order the prosecution against them for neglecting to transmit to the Comptroller General copies of the rates and corrected duplicates of the said county to be withdrawn,

Resolved, That it would be improper in this Board to prevent tbe operation of the laws against any public officer before conviction, and therefore the prayer of the Commissioners of Cumberland county cafuot be granted.

The Council met.

PAILADELPHIA, Friday, March 27th, 1789.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
Honorable GEORGE Ross, Esquire, Vice President.

Samuel Miles, George Woods,
James Pead,

Abraham Smith,
Richard Willing, John Smilie, > Esquires.
Amos Gregg,

David Redick, and
Frederick Watt, Nathan Dennison,
Agreeably to the Comptroller General's reports, the following
orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, vizt:

In favor of the Honorable Thomas McKean, Esquire, for two hundred and fifty pounds, being one quarter's salary due to him on the twenty-fifth instant, as Chief Justice of the State.

In favor of the Honorable George Bryan, Esquire, for one hun. dred and fifty pounds, being one quarter's salary due to him on the twenty-fifth instant, as a Judge of the Supreme Court of this State.

In favor of Peter Shoock, for thirty-two pounds five shillings and eight pence, State money, of the emission of April, 1781, which sum, together with fifty.one pounds six shillings and four pence, like money, granted to him the twenty-fifth instant, is in full for a horse furnisher for the use of the Continental army in August, 1780, payable out of the fund appropriated by resolution of the General Assembly dated April the eighth, 1782.

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of John Gloningher, Esquire, Lieutenant of the county of Dauphinc, from March, 1787, until September, 1788, by which it appears that a ballance of sixty-nine pounds nineteen shillings and five peace is due to the State, was read and approved.

Upon consideration of the petition and recommendation in favor of Margaret Miller shd Sarah Wilson, confined in the work-house upon being severally convicted of larceny at the last Court of Quarter Sessions of the city and county of Philadelphia, praying remission of the fines and punishment at hard labor to which they were sentenced by the said Court,

Resolveil, That the several fipes due from the said Margaret Miller and Sarah Wilson, and their pupishment at hard labor, be remitted.

Council resumed the consideration of the memorial of Richard Wells, and other papers relative to the conduct of the Comptroller General and Naval Officers in the case of the ship Anne; and thereupon,

Resolved, That Mr. Willing, Mr. Read and Mr. Kucher, be a Committee to arrange all the papers relative to the said ship, previous to a hearing of the parties concerned.

Resolved, That the said hearing be before Council in a Committee of the Whole, and that ifir. Read be the Chairmap.

Williain Bell and Joseph Carson, of the city of Philadelphia, were offered and accepted as sureties for William Shannon, Auctioneer for the Northern Liberties; and Isaac Hazlehurst and Dan. iel Tyson, of the said city, were offered and accepted as soreties for Richard Footman, Auctioneer for the township of Moyamensing.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Saturday, March 28th, 1789.

PRESENT:

His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President. The Honorable GEORGE Ross Esquire, Vice President.

James Read, David Redick,
Samuel Miles, Richard Willing,
Amos Gregg, Christopher Kucher,
Frederick Watt, Nathan Dennison, and

} Esquires. Abraham Smith, George Woods,

John Smilie, WHEREAS, Thomas Scott, Esquire, Prothonotary of the county of Washington, hath informed this Council by letter that he hath

been elected a representative of this State in the Congress of the United States, and that he is on his way to New York to take his seat as such : And whereus, The said Thonias Scott, Esquire, by the acceptance of his appointment as representative in Congress, is incapable of discharging the duties of Prothonotary of the county aforesaid; and it is therefore proper that a Prothonotary for the said county should forthwith be appointed in his room and stead,

Resolved, That Alexander Scott, son of the said Thomas Scott, be and he is bereby appointed Prothonotary of the county of Washington, in the room and stead of Thomas Scott, Esquire.

James Marshall, David Redick and Thomas Scott, Esquires, were offered and accepted as sureties for Alexander Scott, Esquire, Prothonotary of the county of Washington,

Upon the second reading of the report of the Committee to wbom was referred the claims of rank of Edward Spear and EbeDezer Denny, of the troops under the command of Colonel Harmar,

Resolved, That a commission of Lieutenant issue to the said Ebenezer Denny, in the said troops, and that she take rank from the eighteenth of April, 1788.

Resoloed, That the commission of Lieutenant issued by this Board to Edward Spear, be and it is hereby revoked and made null and void.

Upon consideration of a resolution of the General Assembly of the twenty-fourth instant, requesting Council to promulgate the proceedings of the House of that day, containing a recommendation to the good people of this State on the subject of alterations and amendments of the Constitution of this Statė,

Resolved, That this Board cannot comply with the said request of the Legislature.

On the question to agree to the foregoing resolution the yeas and nays were as follows, to wit : Yeas-Mr. Redick

Nays-The President,
Mr. Smilie,

The Vice President,
Mr. Dennison,

Mr. Miles,
Mr. Smith,

Mr. Willing,
Mr. Watt,

Mr. Woods, and
Mr. Read, and

Mr. Kucher.
Mr. Gregg

The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Monday, March 30th, 1789.

PRESENT:
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
The Honorable GEORGE Ross, Esquire, Vice President.
Samuel Miles,

Abraham Smith,
James Read,

John Smilie,
Amos Gregs,

George Woods, and } Esquires.
Richard Willing, Zebulun Potts,

Frederick Watt, Agreeably to the Comptroller General's reports orders were drawn upon the Treasurer for the following sums, payable out of the monies arising from militia fines of Washington county :

For oue pound nineteen shillings, amount of pay due to seven men of the Washington county militia two days in July, 1787; and for four pounds nineteen shillings and four pence, pay due to seven men of said militia from the eighth to the tenth of June, 1788, for militia services.

For five pounds twelve sbillings, amount of pay due to Captain Thomas Axtell's company of said militia in actual service 2 days to the nineteenth day of October, 1787.

For one hundred and thirty-seven pounds seventeen shillings, amount of pay due to Captain Eleazer Jenkins's company of said militia in actual service from August the sixth to the twentieth of September, 1788.

For ninety-three pounds nine shillings and four pence, amount of pay due to Captain James Scott's company of said militia in actual service from the nineteenth to the thirty-first of July, 1781.

For one pound ten shillings, amount of pay due to Captain Thomas Axtell's company of said militia in actual service for 2 days to September 17th, 1787.

For sixty-eight pounds eight shillings and two pence, amount of pay due to Lieutenant Jonatban Ross's company of said militia in actual service from July seventeenth to August the thirteepth, 1788.

For two pounds ten shillings, amount of pay due to a party of said militia for six days in actual service, ending the twentysecond of October, 1787, and for two pounds fifteen, amount of pay due to seven men of said militia for seven days actual service, ending the first of November, 1787.

For fifty-three pounds fourteen shillings, amount of pay due to Ensign Sampson Nicholas's company of said militia from the pinth of Juge to July the fifteenth, 1788.

For nine pounds, amount of John Custard's account for a horse lost on the Sandusky expedition under Colonel Crawford, in 1782. For seven pounds, amount of Richard Hall's account for a gun taken into actual service and lost in 1782, in the expedition under Colonel Crawford.

Upon consideration of the report of the committee to whom was referred the petition and recommendation in favor of John Parrock, attainted of high treason, praying a pardon,

Resolved, That the said John Parrock be pardoned, and a pardon signed by the President and under the great seal was, accordingly issued.

Agreeably to a report of the committee to whom was referred the account of Alexander McDowell for apprehending a deserter from the army of the United States, an order was drawn upon the Treasurer for one pound eighteen shillings and four State money of the emission of April, 1781, being the reward for apprehending the said deserter, according to act of Assembly dated February the twentieth, 1777.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, March 31st, 1789.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
The Honorable GEORGE Ross, Esquire, Vice President.

Samuel Miles, John Smilie,
James Read,

David Redick.
Amos Gregg,

Zebulun Potts,
Richard Willing,

Esquires.
George Woods,
Frederick Watt, Nathan Dennison,

Abraham Smith,
Upon application of some of the petitioners against the late
election of Justices of the Peace in the district of New Providence,
Limerick and Skippack, in the county of Montgomery, it was

Ordereil, That a summops issue to George Essick, Sen'r, John Shannon, Peter Feadly, William Nelson, Thomas North, Conrad Sharer, Christian Shunck, Jacob Auld, Andrew Porter and Samuel Baird, under the lesser seal, requiring them to attend this Board on the fourth of pext month, to give evidence touching the complaint against the late election of Justices of the Peace in the said district.

On motion, Resolved, That the Sheriff of the city and county of Philadel. phia be furnished by the Master of the Rolls with a copy of the act of Assein bly to amend an act intituled “An Act for amending the penal laws of this State,” and that the said Sheriff be instructed

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