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On application of Nathaniel Falconer, Esquire, Health Officer, an order was drawn upon the Treasurer in his favor for the sum of twenty-two pounds ten shillings, payable out of the fund arising from head money for the purpose of repairing the public wharf at State Island, for which sum he is to be accountable.

The Comptroller and Register General's reports upon the account of Andrew Brown, for six copies of the Federal Gazette, furnished for the use of Council for one year, ending the thirtieth of September, 1790, amounting to eleven pounds eleven shillings and five pence, was read and approved, and an order was drawn upon the Treasurer in his favor for the said sum.

A letter from John Donaldson, Esquire, Register General, dated this day, informing Council that he hath received a supena to attend as a witness at a Court of Over and Terminer to be held at Easton, the twenty-fifth instant, in a cause depending between the Commonwealth and the late Commissioners of the county of Northampton, and requestiug to know the pleasure of Council therein, was received and read, and it was agreed to grant Mr. Donaldson's permission to attend the said Court.

The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Thursday, October 21st, 1790.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.

Samuel Miles, Zebulun Potts, and ? Esquires.

Richard Willing, Amos Gregg, Agreeably to the Comptroller and Register General's reports, an order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Matthew Irwin, Esquire, for the sum of thirty-four pounds five shillings and eight pence, being in full of his account for recording two drafts of the district of Southwark, and the townships of Moyamensing and Pas

syunk, and for inrolling the proceedings of Council upon the reports • of the Commissioners who were appointed to survey and regulate

the said district and towosbips, according to the directions of an act of the General Assembly passed the twenty-ninth of September, 1787.

Returns of the general election of Sheriffs and Coroners in the counties of Lancaster and Delaware, were received and read, by which it appears that the following gentlemen were duly elected, vizt:

For the county of Lancaster, James Ross and George Moore Sheriffs, and George Graff and Jobo Widley Coroners; and

For the county of Delaware, Nicholas Fairlan:b and Josep: Pearson Sheriffs, and Cal&b Benactt and lleory Olenheimer Cilirs. Where upku, it was

Reviet, That James Ross, Esquire, be appointed adj scia sionated Sherif, and George Graff Coroner, of the curts ri L:casier; and Nicholas Fairladıb Sheriff, and Culeb Bennett { fonti, of the county of Delaware.

In confornity with the act of Assembly passed the files of March last, entituled “An act relating tv the sureti's iv begreb by Sheriffs & Coropers," James Ross, Esquire, Sicriff of the coldty of Lancaster, and Nicholis Fairlanıb, Sheriff of the counts of Delaware, appeared before Council, and sererally entered itin recognizances for the faithfull performance of their respective lices, according to law, in the following sunis, rizt:--James Rus' fuur thousand pounds, and Nicho'as Fairlamb one thousand pods; and the following named gentlemen were offered and accolas sureties, vizt :---for James Ross, Doctor Frederick Kuhn, Samuel Wright, and Alexander Scott; and for Nicholas Fairlamb, Friderick Fairlamb and James Bernard.

A return of the general election of Sheriffs and Coroners in the county of Northumberland, was also received and read, by wbich it appears that the following gentlemen were duly elected, rizt:Martin Withington, John Boyd and Charles Gobin Sheriffs, and Joseph Lorentz and Henry Lebo Coroners.

Letters from Jasper Ewing, Charles Smith and William Vaclay, Esquires, dated Sunbury, October the fifteenth and sixteenth, sta ting that Martin Withington, Esquire, Sheriff elect of the county of Northumberland, has been prevented from attending in Philadelphia to enter into a recognizance, and to give bond, with sureties, in conformity with the act of General Assembly passed on the fifth day of March last, and requesting that Commissioners may be appointed to take his recognizance and the said bond, in the county, were received and read; whereupon, it was

Resolved, That Jasper Ewing and Christian Getting, Esquires, be appointed Commissioners for the above purposes.

The Council met.

PHILADELPHIA, Friday, October 22nd, 1790.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, Presid't.
Samuel Miles, Zebulun Potts, and

} Esquires.

I Richard Willing, Amos Gregg, An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of John Nicholson, Esquire, for the sum of two hundred pounds, being one

quarter's salary due to him on the thirteenth instant, as Comp-. troller General of the Accounts of this State, according to the Comptroller and Register General's reports, and an act of General Assembly passed the fourth day of April, 1785.

A returu of the general election of Sheriffs and Coroners in the county of Franklin, was received and read, by which it appears that the following gentlemen were duly elected, vizt:-Henry Work and James Irwin Sheriffs, and George Clarke and George Stover Coroners; whereupon, it was

Resolved, That Henry Work, Esquire, be appointed and commissionated Sheriff, and George Clarke Coroner, of the county of Franklin.

Martin Withington, Esquire, was also appointed Sheriff of the county of Northumberland, agreeably to the return reccived yesterday.

Henry Shoemaker, George Moy and Andrew Stroupe, were accepted as sureties for the said Martin Withington, and a commission to Japer Ewing and Christian Gettig, Esquires, to take his recognizance and bond, was issued agreeably to the minute of yes. terday. .

It being represented to Council that Henry Work, Sheriff of the county of Franklin, is prevented from attending in Philadelphia at this time, to enter into recognizance, and give a bond with sureties as the act of Assembly of the fifth day of March last directs, it

was

Resolvet, That Abraham Smith and Edward Crawford, Esquires, be appointed Commissioners to take from the said Sheriff the recognizance and the bond which the act of Assembly before mentioned requires, and that the said Commissioners make report to Council of their proceedings in the premises.

A letter from John Simpson, Esquire, Register of Wills and Recorder of Deeds in and for the county of Northumberland, offering William Cook, John Kelly and Simon Sneider, as his sureties for the faithful performance of the said offices, was read, and it was agreed to accept the said gentlemen as suretics.

John Hoober and Jacob Myer were offered by James Jacks, Es. quire, as sureties for the faithfull performance of the duties of his offices of Register of Wills and Recorder of Deeds in and for the county of Lancaster, and it was agreed to accept the said gentlemen as his sureties.

Upon the second reading of a petition from Robert Campbell, with a recommendation in behalf of the petitioner from the Honorable George Ross, Esquire, late Vice President of the State, and a number of respectable inhabitants of the county of Lancaster, for remission of that part of the forfeiture of two hogsheads of rum which belongs to the Commonwealth, lately seized by the Collector of Excise of the said county, as not being entered according to law, it was

Resolved, That the State's share of the said forfeiture be remitted, it appearing to Council that the petitioner had no intention to defraud the State.

Upon further consideration of the petition of Alexander Brodie, who was convicted of an assault and battery upon Jonathan Pen. rose, Esquire, with an intent to kill him, the said Jopatban, and was sentenced by the Court of Oyer and Terminer of tbe county of Philadelphia, to pay a fine of twenty-five pounds to the Commonwealth, and to be imprisoned three months, &ca; and it appearing to Council that the term of his imprisonment is expired, it was

Resolved, To remit the fine of twenty-five pounds which is due to the Commonwealth.

On motion, Resolved, That the Corporation of the city be authorized to fix upon any spot of ground in the State House yard for sinking a necessary, which they may judge most convenient and suitable.

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The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Saturday, October 23rd, 1790.

PRESENT :
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
Samuel Miles,

Amos Gregg, and )
Richard Willing, Lord Butler, Esquires.

Zebulun Potts, A return of the general election of Sheriffs and Coroners for the county of Luzerne was received and read, by which it appears that the following gentlemen were duly elected, vizt :-Jesse Fell and Arnold Colt, Sheriffs; and Abel Yarington and Abel Pierce, Coroners; whereupon, it was

Resolved, Tbat Jesse Fell be appointed and commissionated Sheriff, and Abel Yarington, Coroner, of the said county.

Putnam Catlin, Esquire, John Hollandback and Nathan Carey, of the county of Luzerne, were offered and accepted as sureties for Jesse Fell's faithfull performance of the duties of his office of Sheriff of the said county, according to law.

Edward Crawford, Junior, Esquire, who was, on the fourth day of September last, re-appointed by Council Register of Wills and Recorder of Deeds for the county of Franklin, attended, and offered as his sureties Edward Crawford, Senior, and John Crawford, and also John Work, James Crawford and Johnston Elliott, as sureties for Henry Work, Esquire, who was yesterday appointed Sheriff of the said county.

Whereupon, it was agreed to accept the said gentlemen as sureties for the said officers.

A commission to Abraham Smith and Edward Crawford, junior, Esquires, authorizing them to take Sheriff Work's recognizance and bond in the county, was issued agreeably to the minute of yesterday.

A representation of several respectable citizens of Philadelphia, presented by the Reverend Ashbel Green and Thomas Morris, for the pardon or respite for one or two weeks of Patrick Waugh, under sentence of death for murder, was read, and on motion of Colonel Miles, seconded by Doctor Gregg, it was

Resolved, To respite the said Patrick Waugh to Saturday the twentieth of November next.

Cornplanter and five other Indian Chiefs were introduced to Council, the President informed them the Supreme Executive Coun. cil of Pennsylvania was happy to see them, and ready to hear what they have to say.

Cornplanter :- Brothers, we were very happy when we received the answer to our letter sent to the Quaker State; we are very happy to see you. We could not come at the time appointed, it was two soon afterwards, when we were coming we heard of the murder of two of our people, I was obliged to satisfy my people. After I had satisfied my people, I received a message from the Shawnese and other nations that I should not come till we had a Council with them. When the fire was kindled with the Shawnese they brought a Virginia scalp and insisting on our seizing the scalp, or they would treat us the same as the Big Knife; we told them the Council was for peace not for war, I sent to all the tribes to be at peace with the thirteen fires.

Brothers :-I am much fatigued, I want to get a friend to write my speech, as no interpreter can do it as well as if it was wrote. I will be ready on Tuesday morning.

President : The Council have given orders to the Secretary to supply you with what is immediately necessary.

The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Monday, October 25tb, 1790.

PRESENT:
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
Samuel Miles,

Amos Gregg, 2
Richard Willing, Lord Butler, and Esquires.

Zebulun Potts, James Martin, J Returns of the general election of Sheriffs and Coropers in the counties of Dauphine and Bedford, were received and read, by which it appears that the following gentlemen were duly elected, vizt:

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