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Resolved, That a commission under the great seal be issued to Robert Galbraith and Andrew Henderson, Esquire, of the said county, authorising them to take from the said Sheriff and Coroner, the said recognizances and bonds in the manner prescribed in and by the said act of Assembly, and that the said commissioners make a report to Council of their proceedings in the premises.
On motion of Doctor Gregg, seconded by Doctor Wilkins, it was
Resolved, That Tuesday next be assigned for the further consideration of the motion which was made on the
day of last, for a general pardon of persons who have been attainted of high treason. : Upon farther consideration of the petition of William Rosell, now confined in the jail of the city and county of Philadelphia for larceny, praying that Council would be pleased to remit the fine and the punishment of three years bard labour, to which be hath been sentenced by the Mayor's Court for the said offence, and a committee of Council who are appointed to enquire into the situation and character of the prisoner, having reported from the infor. mation of Mr. Reynolds, that since his confinement he bas bebaved himself well, and been useful in discovering to the jailor a conspi. racy among some of the prisoners for breaking the jail and escapeing, it was
Resolved, To pordon the said William Rosell, on condition of his leaving the State immediately not to return.
John Williams and John Canan, Esquires, were offered and 20cepted as sureties for John Patton, Esquire, Sheriff of the county of Huntingdon, and Benjamin Elliot and Joseph Norris, for Wil. liam Enyeart, Coroner, of the said county.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Saturday, December 4th, 1790.
Of Captain Peter Smith, for militia services in warning his company to attend musters in 1783, 1784 and 1785, fourteen days, at ten shillings p'r day, amounting to seved pounds.
Of Patrick Cavenough, for the depreciation of his pay as a private soldier in the Pennsylvania liue of the late Continental army, from January, 1777, to July, 1780, amounting to one hundred and seven pounds ten shillings.
Of Colonel David Jenkins, late of the tenth battalion of the militia of Lancaster county, for his services in 1777, 1778, and 1779, in taking an account of male white inhabitants, and classing the said battalion, also executing the orders of Bartram Galbraith, Lieutenant of said county, from time to time, amounting to fourteen pounds ten sbilliogs and six pence.
An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Frederick Sneider, for the sum of fifteen pounds, in full of his account for his wages as Doorkeeper to Council, for the month of November, 1790.
Agreeably to the resolve of the second instant, Richard Pcters, Esquire, and the officers of the Land office attended, when Coun. cil proceeded to the further consideration of the petition of Richard Peters, Esquire, for an equivalant in value for city lots claimed on. der Adrian Vroeseo's original purchase of 5000 acres of land from William Pend, Esquire, and it appearing to the satisfaction of this Board, that on the fifth day of July, Anno Domini, 1781, the said Richard Peters exhibited his claim to the said lots together with the deeds and papers in support thereof, and Council having by their resolution of the first day of July, 1788, admitted and allowed his said claim.
Resolved, Tbut the claim of the said Richard Peters, Esquire, to an equivalent in value for the lot originally falling on High or Market street, be and the same his hereby allowed and confirmed.
And it further appearing to Council, that on the said fifth day of July, 1781, when the said petition was exhibited, certain ground situate on the north side of Market or fligh street, between eighth and pinch from the river Delaware, in the said city, being in breadth on the said High or Market strect, one hundred and thirtytwo feet, and in length or depth three hundred and six feet, which ground bath since been sold by the Commonwealth to Alexander Qurrier, William llunter, Isaac Melcher, David Kennedy, John Davidson and John Steinmetz, was vacant.
Resolved, That a writ be framed and issued by the Prothonotary of the Supreme Court, (in which the lot and premises last men. tioned shall be particularly described,) directed to the Sheriff of the county of Philadelphia, commanding him to summon a Jury of twelve good and lawfuil men, wbo being sworn or affirmed shall proceed to assign to the said Richard Peters, Esquire, so much of the un appropriated lots within the city of Pbiladelphia, as shall in their judgment, (having due regard to quantity and quality,) be equal in value to the said last mentioned lot
*Resolve:l, That the farther consideration of the claim of Richard Peters, Esquire, for an equivalent for a lot originally falling on Front street, be postponed until Wedacsday next.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Monday, Dec'r 6, 1790.
Samuel Milcs, Benjamin Elliott,
James Martin, John Wilkins, The Comptroller and Register General's reports upon the ac. count of Captain John Rubinsen, for the pay of his company of Berks county militia for the month of October, 1781, amounting to £252 8 8, was read and approved.
The Council met.
Samuel Miles, Benjamin Elliott,
James Martin, Jobn Wilkios, An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of James Chev. alier, for the sum of £36 15 3, being in full of bis account for one quarter's salary as Clerk in the office of the Register General from the 7th of September last, until the sixth of the present month, according to the Comptroller and Register General's reports of this day.
In conformity with the act of General Assembly, passed the 5th day of March last, entitled “An Act relating to the securities to be given by Sheriffs and curoners,” Nathan Scolfield, Coroner of the county of Chester, and Joseph Lorentz, Coroner of the county of Northumberland, appeared before Council and entered into recog. Dizaces for the faithful performance of their respective offices according to law, in the followiog sums, that is to say: Natban Scol. field, in the sum of one thousand pounds, and Joseph Lorentz, in the sum of five bundred pounds, and the following pamed gentlemen were offered and accepted as their sureties : for Nathan Scol. field, Joseph Moore and John Davis and for Joseph Lorentz, Christian Gettig and Francis Roth.
· On motion of Mr. Findley,
An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Alexander McLene, Esquire, for the sum of thirty pounds, payable according to a resolution of the General Assembly passed the 21st day of November, 1788, payable out of any upappropriated monies in the 'Treasury, being on account of bis services as a Commissioner for reviewing the road from Bedford to Pittsburgh, under an appointment from Council dated the 14th of March, 1789.
Tbe consideration of the motion for a general pardon of persons who have been attainted of treason in the late war, was postponed.
A transcript of the record of the conviction of Joseph Edward Jones, in the county of Northumberland, for the murder of Dennis Leary, was read; and on motion, it was
Resolved, That Thursday next be assigned for the consideration thereof.
On motion of Doctor Gregg, and on considering the report of the officers of the Land office upon the application of Thomas Paul, as attorney in fact for the heirs of Thomas Harding, for an equivalent in value for a lot of ground in the city of Philadelphia, granted to the said Thomas Hardiog, by Patent from William Peop, Esquire, dated the 7th of the 4th month, 1681, containing in breadth fifty feet, and in length or depth tbree hundred and six feet, bounded southward by Mulberry street, and eastward by the Twelfth street from the river Delaware, which lot bas been sold by the Commonwealth to James Budden.
Resolved, That Council are of opinion the claim of the petitioner in behalf of the heirs of the said Thomas Harding, deceased, is well founded, and that he is entitled to an equivalent for the lot above described, in the mode prescribed in and by the Act of Assembly passed on the 10th day of April, 1781.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Wednesday, December 8th, 1790.
Jobn Wilkios, &
William Findley. Resolved, That it is the opinion of Council that the Comptroller General ought, and he is hereby directed forth with to furnish the Reg. ister General with all such accounts, transcripts and documents as the said Register General is authorized by law to require, and partieularly with those which are referred to in the letter from the Register General to Council, dated the 231 day of November last, as being essential to enable him to discharge his official duties.
Resolved, That if the Comptroller General, by reason of his other duties, shall be unable personally to attend to the object of the preceeding resolution, it is the opinion of Council that he ought and be is hereby directed to employ a clerk or clerks in preparing the said accounts, transcrips or documents, so that as little delay as possible may attend a compliance with the preceeding order of this Board.
Resolved, That the Register General be, and he is bereby directed to lay before the Board a general statement of the finances of the Commonwealth as soon as conveniently may be.
Resolved, That in the opinion of Council it is incumbent upon the Register General and the Comptroller General as well from a sence of duty, as to prevent the ivjury wbich must otherwise affect the public interests, to manifest a sincere disposition to comply with the spirit and meaning of the several acts of Assembly touching their respective offices; and that a due regard to the public service demands an active co-operation in the plans and proceedings of departments so intimately connected with each other in the objects of their institution.
Resolved, That the orders and directions given in the preceeding resolutions shall by virtue of the Act of Assembly in such case made and provided, indemnify and save harmless the said Comptroller General and Register General in paying obedience thereto.
· The further consideration of the claim of Richard Peters, Esquire, to a second lot in right of Adrian Vroesen's original purchase of 5000 acres of land from William Penn, Esquire, was postponed until Friday next:
Tbe Comptroller and Register General's reports upon the following accounts, were read and approved, vizt :
Of John Patton, Esquire, for a lot of ground in the city of Philadelphia, situate on the west side of Front street, adjoining the river Schuylkill, and between Walout and George streets, containing about four acres, three-quarters and thirty perches of land sold to the Commonwealth for the purpose of crecting a gunpowder magazine thereon, for the sum of £565 in specie, which at a discount of 15 per cent. amounts to the sum of £661 14 1 in paper money.
Of William Semple, Esquire, for an order of Council dated the twenty-third day of November last, returned to be cancelled, and a certificate to issue in lieu thereof for the sum of £63 1 5, beicg due to biin for 588 days services as Sub-Lieutenant of City and Liberties of Pbiladelphia, between the 10th day of June, 1777, the time of his appointment, and the 20th of December, 1779, the time of his resigóation.
Of Felix Mellon, for bis services in taking care of, and issuing'. powder and lead to the militia of the county of Bedford, while employed in the defence of the frontiers of said county at sundry