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Upon consideration of the report of the Committee to whom it was referred to investigate the complaint against the late election of Justices.of the Peace in the district of the townships of New Providence, Limerick and Skippack, in the county of Montgomery,
Resolved, That the complaints contained in the several petitions of the inhabitants of the district of New Providence, Limerick and Skippack, in the said county, against the said election of Justices, are not supported, and that therefore the same be confirmed.
Resolved, That Sharp Delany, Esquire, during the time he acted as Collector of the Customs for the Port of Philadelphia, hath execrited the several duties of the said office with fidelity and to the satisfaction of the Board.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Monday, April 20th, 1789.
Amos Gregg, John Smilie,
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, April 21st, 1789.
Samuel Miles, John Smilie,
and } Esquires.
s A brabam Smith, Zebulun Potts, ) The President reported that the address which was agreed to on the eighteenth instant, was this morning presented to the Presi. dent of the United States, and that he was pleased to make the following reply, vizt: To the President and Supreme Executive Council of Pennsyl.
vania. GENTLEMEN :- I receive with great satisfaction the affectionate congratulation of the President and Supreme Executive Council of
Pennsylvania, on my appointment to the Presidency of the United States.
If under favor of the Divine Providence, and with the assistance of my fellow citizens, it was my fortune to bave been in any degree instrumental in vindicating the liberty and confirming the indepen. danoe of my country, I now find a full compensation for my services, in a belief that these blessings will be permanently secured by the establishment of a free and efficient government, and you will . permit me to say on tbis occasion, that as nothing could add to the evidence I llave formerly received of the invariable attachment of your Commonwealth to the interests and honor of the Union ; so nothing could have been more agreeably to me at this time, than the assurances you have given me of the zealous co-operation of its Executive authority, in facilitating the accomplishment of the great object which are committed to my cbarge.
While I feel my sensibility strongly excited by the expressions of affection and promises of support, which I every where meet with from my countrymen, I entertain a consolatory bope that the purity of my intentions and the perseverance of my endeavours to promote the happiness of my country, will atone for any of the slighter defects which may be discovered in my administration. For wbatever may be the issue of our public measures, or however I may err in opinion, I trust it will be believed that I could not have beeu actuated by any interests separate from those of my country.
Suffer me, gentlemen, to conclude by assuring you that I am well pleased with the Justice you bave done to the motives from which I have acted, and by thanking you for the tender concern you have been pleased to manifest for my personal felicity.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Wednesday, April 22nd, 1789.
Christopher Kucher, The Comptroller General's reports upon the following accounts, were read and approved, vizt :
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Of Thomas Craig, Esquire, Prothonotary of the county of Montgomery, for fees received for tavern and marriage licences, from March, 1785, till September, 1788, amounting to eight hundred and five pounds three shillings.
Of Edward Crawford, Jun'r, Esquire, Prothonotary of the coun. ty of Franklin, for fees received for tavern and marriage licences, from April the second, 1788, till April, 1789, amounting to ono bundred and twenty one pounds eighteen shillings.
Of Alexander Graydon, Esquire, Prothonotary of the county of Dauphine, for fees received for tavern and marriage licence, from August, 1785, till August, 1788, amounting to four hundred and fifty-one pounds nineteen shillings and sixpence.
Of Caleb Davis, Esquire, Prothonotary of the county of Chester, for the tax upon five hundred and twelve writs, returnable to November term, 1788, and February term, 1789, amounting to pidety-six pounds.
Of Michael Leib, for medicines and attendance upon Anthony Patterson, a disabled militia man of the county of Philadelphia, amounting to eleven pounds five shillings.
Upon the petition of John Miller, Esquire, late Sheriff of the county of Lancaster, praying Council to remit the several fines im. . posed by the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the said county, upon the following named persons, some of whom it is alledged from the insufficiency of the jail of the said county, made their escape, and others were discharged by order of the Justices, to wit: Jacob Erb, the fine of £1 13 0 upon convietion of larceny. Mary Floyd,
1 50 do. John Shairidon,
larceny. James Keys,
... 7 10 0 do. horse stealing. Bridget Halter,
larceny. Hanna White, fined in the sum of
4 2 0
for larceny. Edward Smith,
0 5 0 Joba Wood,
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larceny Godfrey Giosen,
17 11 3 Michael Stephen,
17 11 3 Robert Allison,
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3 00 .. larceny. Resolved, That the prayer of said petition be granted, except such part thereof as relates to the fines of twenty seven pounds and three pounds, imposed upon Robert Allison, who is removed to the jail of the county of Philadelphia.
An account of sundry articles for liquors, &ca., furnished to John Franklin, a State prisoner, by James Elliott, from October, 1787, to March, 1789, amounting to eighteen pounds sixteen sbillings and nine pence half-penny, was laid before Council, read and referred to the Comptroller General.
Council being informed that the commission granted to James Read, Esquire, as Inspector of flour, is expired; it was
Resolved, To proceed to the appointment of an Inspector of flour for the city and county of Philadelphia, and the votes being taken for the several candidates for the office, it appeared that James Read, Esquire, was re-appointed.
The Council met.
PaiLADELPHIA, Thursday, April 23rd, 1789.
Samuel Miles, John Smilie,
Abraham Smith, Samuel Edie, An order was drawn upon the 'Treasurer in favor of the Honorable Nathan Dennison, Esquire, for thirty-one pounds five shillings, in full of his account for attendance in Council, from the twentysecond day of March till the twenty-third day of April, 1789, inclusively, and for mileage coming to Philadelphia and returning home at this time.
The Comptroller General's report upon the accounts of John Hubley, Esq'r, Prothonotary of the county of Lancaster, for fees received for tavern and marriage licenses, from the twenty-second of September, 1788, till the twenty-second of March, 1789, amounting to eighty-eight pounds one shilling, and for the tax upon six hundred and forty writs issued from the twentieth day of September, 1788, till the twentieth day of March, 1789, amounting to one hundred and sixty pounds, was read and approved.
Upon the petition and recommendation in favor of William Cunningham, of the county of Franklin, praying remission of the several fines due to the Commonwealth, aud the punishment to hard Jabor to which he has been sentenced by the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace of the said county, upon his being convicted of larceny upon five indictments.
Resolved, That the said William Cunningham be fully pardoned.
A petition and recommendation in favor of Mathias Hollapeter, for remission of the fine of twenty-fivo pounds to which he was sentenced by the Court of Oyer and Terminer and General Jail Delivery, held at York Town, for the county of York, in May, 1787, upon his being convicted of a misdemeanor in speaking seditious words, &ca., was read, and an order taken that the fine aforesaid be remitted.
James Read, Esquire, laid before Council a certificate from Mr. Justice Pollard, of his having taken the oath required by act of Assembly, dated the fifth day of April, 1781, to qualify him for the exercise of the office of Inspector of flour for the city and. county of Poildelphia.
Ordered, That the said certificate be filed, and that a commission issue to James Read, Esquire, agreeably to his appointment of yesterday.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Friday, April 24th, 1789.
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
Samuel Miles, Christopher Kucher, 7
Jobo Smilie, Agreeably to the Comptroller General's reports, the following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, vizt :
In favor of Messieurs Wistar and Ashton, for the sum of four hundred and twenty-five pounds three shillings and ten pence, balance due upon their account for goods purchased by them and delivered to the late Commissioners for Indian Affairs, agreeably to orders of Council of the twenty-seventh of November and fifth of December, 1788.
In favor of Jeremiah Talbot, Esquire, for the sum of seventyfive pounds seven shillings and ten pence, ballance due upon his account as Lieutenant of the county of Franklin, as settled by the Comptroller General on the eighteenth instant.
In favor of Matthew Irwin, Esquire, for the sum of twenty. eight pounds sixteen shillings and one penny, amount of his account for inrolling the laws of the State from February the twentysecond, 1788, till April the second, 1789, and for several copies of acts of Assembly for public use.
Upon consideration of the report of the committee to whom was referred the several letters from the Register General, requesting