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Resolved, That the Secretary be and he is hereby directed to cause advertisements to be published in one, at least, of the English, and one German newspaper of this city, and German paper of Lancaster, calling upon the children of John Ludwig Shumann, who died in the Palatinate in Germany, and whose children came to this State and lived in Chester county, to apply at the Secretary's office for information respecting an estate descended to them by the death of Ludwig Schumann, their grandfather.
The committee appointed to hear 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, informed the Board that some of the parties attended on Saturday, but many. others not appearing, for want of proper notice, they had been un. der the necessity of postponing the business. A list of nine other witnesses was produced, for whom citations were requested.
Resolved, That the said nine witnesses, to wit, John Umstead, Benedict Garve, Isaiah Davis, Jacob Castlebury, Daniel Markley, David Evans, Moses Hopsen, John Richard, and Nicholas Robinson, of the county of Montgomery, be required to attend Council on Wednesday, the fifteenth day of this month, when the Board will proceed to a further bearing of the petitioners touching their complaint against the said election, and that new citations issue to George Essick, Sen'r, John Shannon, Peter Headly, William Nelson, Thomas North, Conrad Sharer, Christian Shunck, Jacob Auld, Andrew Porter, and Samuel Baird, requiring them to attend at the same time, to give evidence iu support of said complaint.
A letter from Mr. Richard Wells, informing the President of the decease of his mother, was received and read. •
On motion, Resolved, That the hearing which was appointed for this day, touching the complaint contained in the memorial of Richard Wells against the Comptroller General and Naval Officer, be postponed until Thursday next at eleven o'clock, at which time the memorial. ist, the Comptroller General, and Naval Officer, are required to at. tend Council.
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The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Wednesday, April 8th, 1789.
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
David Redick, monology
Richard Willing, Zebulun Potts, and > Esquires.
In favor of the Honorable Frederick Watt, Esquire, for sixtyseven pounds ten sbillings, in full for his attendance in Council until this day inclusive.
In favor of the Honorable George Woods, Esquire, for forty-four pounds, fifteen shillings, being a ballance due upon his account for bis attendance in Council until this day inclusively, and for mileage coming to Philadelphia and returning home at this time.
In favor of James Elliott, for four pounds ten shillings for boarding John Franklin four weeks from the second till the thirty-first of March, 17-89, according to the Comptroller General's report.
In favor of Griffith Evans, for one pound ten shillings, being fees due to him from the State for surveying une tract of two hun. dred acres of dopafion lands, wbich was omitted in a former account, according to the Comptroller General's report.
Agreeably to the report of the Committee to whom was referred the settlement of the accounts of John Christie, Esquire, Collector of Excise in the county of Chester, from January, 1788, till March, 1789, by the Comptroller General, amounting to one thousand one hundred and seventy-four pounds vineteen shillings and eight pence. Resolved, That Council approve of the said statement,
On motion, Resolved, That Thomas Ryerson be appointed and comniission. ated a Justice of the Court of Cominon Pleas in and for the coụnty of Washington.
On motion, Resolved, That Edward Cook, Esquire, be appointed and com. missionated President of the Court of Common Pleas, and of the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace of the county of Fayette.
Council being informed that the two city lots ordered for sale this day, are claimed as the property of Richard Peters, Esquire, who is endeavoring to procure the necessary proofs of his title, and therefore requested the postponement of the sale; and it ap
pearing to Council that his claim was made within the time required by law,
Ordered, That the Receiver General of the Land Office be and he is hereby directed to postpone the sale of the said lots.
Petitions from John Logue and George Burford, confined in the jail of the county of Philadelphia, upon conviction of larceny, and from Peter Cleare, confined in the jail of the county of Chester, upon conviction of horse stealing, severally praying remission of the punishment to which they have been sentenced upon being convicted as aforesaid, were read; and, on consideration, it was
Resolved, To dismiss the said several petitions, and that the petitioners have leave to withdraw the same.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Thursday, April 9th, 1789.
Abraham Smith, George Woods,
In favor of Christopher Marshall, Jun'r, Treasurer of the Society for the encouragement of manufactures and the useful arts, for the sum of one thousand pounds, payable out of the funds appropriated for claims and improvements by the act of Assembly, intituled “Au Act to appropriate divers funds arising and growing due to this Commonwealth towards the payment of the expenses of government, and to provide a fund for other purposes," being the amount of one hundred shares of ten pounds each, which the Treasurer of the State is directed in the name and for the use of the State, to subscribe to the manufacturing fund of the said Society, agreeably to an act of the General Assembly passed at the last session, entituled “ An Act to assist the cotton manufactures of this State."
In favor of the Honorable George Woods, for the sum of one hundred pounds, payable out of the monies sett apart for the support of government, and for claims and improvements, to be by him paid to Alexander McClean, Esquire, for the purpose for lay. ing out the road from Bedford to Pittsburgh, agreeably to an act of the General Assembly passed the iwenty-seventh day of March
last, for which sum the Commissioners appointed by Council on the fourteenth day of March last to lay out the said road, are to account.
In favor of the Honorable George Woods, Esquire, for the sum of thirty-six pounds seven shillings and six pence, payable out of the monies arising from militia fines in the county of Bedford, for his services as late Lieutenant of the said county, according to the Comptroller General's report of this day.
On application of the Vice President, Resolved, That the Secretary be directed to renew the advertiseient for proposals to repair Jones's lane by contract.
Agreeably to the minute of the twenty-seventh of March last, Council went into a Committee of the whole to proceed to a further investigation of the complaint of Richard Wells agaipet the Comptroller General and Naval Officer; and after some time spent in hearing the parties, the President resumed the Chair, and Mr. Read reported from the Commiitee that they had made some progress in the business, and requested leave to sit again; thereupon,
Resolved, That on Saturday next, at ten o'clock, Council will resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole, and proceed in the further investigation of the said complaint.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Saturday, April 11th, 1789.
Samuel Miles, David Redick,
John Smilie, An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Anthony Wright, Quarter Master of artillery, for the sum of thirty pounds being the remainder of the sum of fifty pounds, wbich on the twelfth day of March last Council agreed should be expended by the commanding officer of the artillery battalion in purchasing the necessary articles to compleat the ordinance stores of the said battalion.
John Worth, Esqnire, was appointed and commissionated a Justice of the Peace, and of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the county of Chester, upon a return made according to law, from the district of the townships of Peppsbury, East and West Bradford, Newlin and East Fallowfield, in the said county,
Agreeably to the act of General passed the eleventh day of March last, intituled “An Act to incorporate the city of Phila. delphia," the following gentlemen, vizt: Samuel Miles, Samuel Powell, John Baker, Josepb Ball, John Nixon, Joseph Swift, John Barclay, Jobn Maxwell Nesbitt, Hilary Baker, Francis Hopkinson, Gunning Bedford, Matthew Clarkson, and Reynold Keen, elected Aldermen for the city of Philadelpbia, now appeared in Council, and severally took their oaths by the said act as a qualification for the exercise of their office of Aldermen, respectively, and George Roberts, Esquire, took the affirmation required by the said act to qualify him as Alderman for the said city.
The gentlemen retired, and after some time appeared again, and presented Samuel Powell, Esquire, as the Mayor of their unani. mous choice, when the oath required by the said act was duly administred to him.
Agreeably to order, Council went into a Committee of the Whole, and proceeded into a further investigation of the complaint of Richard Welis against the Comptroller General and Naval Officer, and after some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and it was agreed that on Wednesday next at ten o'clock, Council will go into a Committee of the Whole and proceed to the further consideration of the said business.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Monday, April 13th, 1789.
.. PRESENT :
In favor of the Honorable George Ross, Esquire, for one hundred and twenty.five pounds, being one quarter's salary as Vice President of the State, for which sum he is to account.
In favor of the Honorable James Read, Esquire, for eighteen pounds in full of his account for attendance in Council until this day, inclusive.
Mr. William Colliday, elected an Alderman for the city of Philadelphia, appeared in Council, and was qualified for the exercise of that office, according to the act of General Assembly passed the eleventh day of March last, entituled, An Act to incorporate the city of Philadelphia.