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chase of land from William Pepn, and to one-ninth part of one other city lot in right of the original purchase of John Pierce, of two hundred and fifty acres, both which lots he alledges have been sold by the Commonwealth, was read, and it was agreed to refer the same to the Secretary of the Land Office to report to Council thereon.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, September 21st, 1790.

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

Samuel Miles, Henry Taylor,
Christopher Kucher, John Wilkins,
Richard Willing, Benjamin Elliott,
Samuel Edie, Frederick Watts, } Esquires.
William Findley, Abrabam Smith,
Zebulun Potts, Lord Butler,

James Martin, James Read, A letter from Peter Zachary Lloyd, Esquire, Clerk to the late General Assembly, requesting the sanction of Council to the entering on the Journals of the last session, an Address to the citizens of Pennsylvania, signed by fifty-six members, on the subject of their sudden dissolution, being read,

Resolved, That the Secretary inform Mr. Lloyd that Council do not consider themselves authorized to give bim any instructions relative to the Journals of the General Assembly. They are, bowever, of opinion, that no inconvenience can arise from subjoining to the minutes the Address signed by fifty-six members of the Assembly.

The following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer:

In favor of the Honorable Jacob Rusb, Esquire, for one hondred and fifty pounds, being one quarter salary as one of the Jud. ges of the Supreme Court, due to him, and ending on the eigbteenth instant, according to the Register and Comptroller General's reports.

In favor of the Honorable Henry Taylor, Esquire, for the sum of forty pounds, being the amount of his account for attendance in Council from the twenty first of August until the twenty-first of September, 1790, inclusively, and for mileage coming to Philadel. phia and returning home.

A letter from several persons late citizens of this State, formerly resid't in Huntingdon county, who were captured on the Ohio river by the Savages, requesting a publication of the same, for the information of their friends, was received and read, and it was agreed that the Secretary publish the said letter.

Upon the second reading of the letter from William Lewis, Esquire, Attorney of the United States for the district of Pennsyl. vania, relative to the proceedings of the Executive of Pennsylva. nia, which might be supposed by the people of Great Britain to have contravened the Treaty of Peace,

Resolved, That the Secretary be desired to inform the Attorney of the United States for the district of Pennsylvania, that the Supreme Executive Council of this Commonwealth having never been inattentive to any National engagement, are not informed that any proclamation, order, minute, or proceeding of their body, has been, or can be, in an degree, supposed by the people of Great Britain, to be in violation of the Treaty between that Nation and the United States.

Resolved, nevertheless, That the Secretary furnish William Lew." is, Esquire, with copies of all such proclamations or proceedings of Council, which may be conceived by him to have been in violation of the Treaty of Peace between Great Britain and the United States of America.

Upon consideration of the petition of Moses Moore, who hath been convicted of keeping a tipling house in the county of Chester, and sentenced by the Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace of the said county, to pay to the use of the Commonwealth a fine of ten pounds, and also a recommendation from the Attorney General of the State in bis faror, for remission of the said fine, it was

Resolved, To remit the said fine.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Wednesday, September 22nd, 1790.

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

Christopher Kucher, Frederick Watt,
James Read,

Lord Butler,
Abraham Smith, Willian Findley,
Zebulun Potts, John Wilkins,

> Esquires. Samuel Edie,

James Martin, and BenjaminElliott, Richard Willing, The reports of the Treasurer and the Comptroller and Register Generals upon the following accounts, were read and approved, vizt:

Of William Perry, Esquire, Treasurer of the county of Westmoreland, until the twentieth of March, 1788, by which a ballance

of one thousand five hundred and forty-eight pounds five shillings appears to be due by him to the Commonwealth, for taxes received,

Of Thomas Scott, Esquire, Clerk of the Peace of the county of Wasbivgton for movies received by him for fees upon tavern licen. oes, from D:cember, 1788, until June, 1789, amounting to thirtynine pounds twelve shillings, which sum hath been paid into the treasury.

Of Joseph Dean, Esquire, Auctioneer for the city of Philadel. phia, for th State duty upon the sales at auction from the fifteenth of April until the fifteenth of July, 1790, amounting to seventyseven pounds seventeen sbillings and eleven pepce.

Of Cbristopher Derring, Esquire, Collector of Excise in the county of Northumberland, for excise collected by him from the eighth of March, 1786, untill the thirty-first of May, 1789, amounting to three hundred and thirty-five pounds twelve sbillings and one penny.

Of Daniel Beam, for bis pay for sixty days service as a Ranger, on the frontiers of Washington county, in the Militia, in the montbs of April and June, 1788, and for provisions during the same time, amounting to five pounds ten shillings.

Of Jacob Leitbiser, of Berks county, for a horse which he far. nished for the use of the British prisoners stationed at Reading, valued at deved pounds.

Of John Lamm, for two months service in Lieutenant Rehrer's company of Berks county militia, from the sixth of October to the sixth of December, 1781, amounting to nine pounds ten shil. lings.

Of Joseph M'Clean, Esquire, Treasurer of the county of Montgomery, tor militia fines received by bim, from December the fourteenth, 1785, until July the third, 1789, by wbich a ballance of fifty-three pounds four shillings and five pence, appears to be due by the said M'Clean to the Commonwealth.

Of Valentine Lecphart, for a gun delivered to Captain John Ewing, in the year 1776, for public use, which was valued at two pounds five shillings.

Of Jonathan Hoge, for two hundred feet of Walnut plank furnished to Peter Dehaven for gun stocks, in the year 1778, amounting to two pounds.

Of Arthur St. Clair, Esquire, late Auctioneer for the city of Philadelphia, for the State duty upon sales at auction, from October, 1786, to April the eleventh, 1787, by wbich a ballapce of two hundred and thirty-nine pounds two shillivgs and seven pence, appears to be due from bim to the Commonwealth.

Of Joseph Cook, Esquire, Treasurer of the county of Westmoreland, for monies paid into the Treasury on account of taxes in the said county, amounting to three hundred and thirty-three pounds two shillings and three pence.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Thursday, September 23rd, 1790.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
The Hoporable George Ross, Esquire, Vice President.

Samuel Miles, John Wilkins,
Richard Willing, William Findley,
Christopher Kucher, James Martin,
James Read,

Benjamin Elliott, Esquires.
Lord Butler, Frederick Watts, and i
Samuel Edie, Abraham Smith,

Zebulun Potts, The Comptroller and Register General's reports upon the ac. count of Samuel Caldwell, for tondage on ships or vessels collected by him, from the nineteenth of March, 1788, untill the fifteenth of August, 1789, and for fines received for vessels violating the regu. lations of the Port, amounting to four thousand three hundred and fifty-five pounds thirteen shillings and eight pence, was read and approved.

"A letter from Daniel Brodhead, Esquire, Surveyor General, dated the fourteenth instant, informing Council that he has appointed Charles Dilworth, Esquire, Deputy Surveyor of the coun. ties of Chester and Delaware, and submitting the said appointment for approbation the of Council, according to act of Assembly dated the eighth day of April, 1785, was received and read; and thereupon,

Resolved, That Council approve of the said appointment.

Upon further consideration of the petition of Captain Isaac Thompson and others, late of the militia of Bedford county, but now of Huntingdon county, who have been fined by the late Lieu. tenant of Bedford county, for not attending militia duty on muster days appointed by him, it was

Resolved, To remit the several fines imposed upon Captain Isaac Thompson, Lieutenant Samuel Coyle, Jobn Walker, George Hud. son, Patrick Fitzsimmons, Matthew Taylor, Thomas Wakefield, Thomas Kennedy, John Kelly, James Fotze, John Hudson, David Walker, Jobo Egleton, James Marshall, Nicholas Welsh, James Gallagher, William Hudson, William Steel, John M'Mullen, James Allen, Alexander M'Cormick, Archibald Patterson, James Fleming, David Fleming, David Cree, Jeremiah Robinson, Hugh Davidson, James Jamison, George M'Masters, George Cunningham, Johu Boyle and James Marshall.

The Council met.
I PHILADELPHIA, Friday, September 24th, 1790.

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

Samuel Miles, James Martin,
James Read,

Lord Butler,
Cbristopher Kucher, Benjamin Elliott,
Zebulun Potts, Frederick Watts, Esquires.
Abraham Smith, Samuel Edie, and
William Findley, Richard Willing,

John Wilkins, A letter from George Campbell, Esquire, who was on the fourth instant, re-appointed by Council to the office of Register for the Probate of Wills, and granting letters of Administration, in and for the city of Philadelphia, offering Jonathan Dickinson Serjeant and John Donaldson, Esquires, as his sureties for his faithfull discharge of that office, was read, and whereupon, it was agreed to accept the said gentlemen as sureties for the said Regis. ter.

A letter from Richard Peters, Esquire, relative to his claims to certain city lots, in right of an original purchase, and requesting a trial at law, was received and read, and an order taken that Tuesday next be assigned for the consideration of the said claim, and also the several claims of Charles Cecil, Nicholas Young and Peter Thompson, and that the Attorney General and Land Officers be requested to attend.

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

Of Charles Campbell, Esquire, Lieutenant of the county of Westmoreland, for his services as Lieutenant at sundry times, from August, 1787, untill the first day of June, 1790.

Of George Clingan, Treasurer of the county of Franklin, for mo. Dies received by him for taxes of the year 1788, in the said county, amounting to two hundred and eighty-one pounds thirteen shillings and four pence, of which he hath paid into the Treasury the sum of two huudred and eighty pounds fifteen shillings and seven pence, and their remains due from him to the Commonwealth upon the said account, the sum of seventeen shillings and nine pence.

The following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, vizt:

In favor of Timothy Matlack, Esquire, for the sum of ten pounds, payable out of the six hundred pounds which was appropriated by a resolution of the General Assembly passed the thirty-first of March, 1790, for exploring the head waters of the Susquehanna, Delaware,

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