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to read the said law to the convicts now in the jail of the city and county of Philadelphia, as soon as he shall be furnished with a copy of the same.
A report from John Hoge and Thomas Scott, Esquires, two of the Justices who were appointed by Council on the eighth day of November last to investigate the complaint against an election of Justices of the Peace held in Finley township, in the county of Washington, on the tweuty-third day of September, 1788, was read, by which it appears that notice of the time of holding the said election was not given according to law; therefore,
Resolved, That the said election of Justices of the Peace in the township of Findley be set aside and made void, and that a writ under the lesser seal be now issued for holding a new election of Justices of the Peace in and for the said township, on the twentyeighth day of July next according to law.
The Council met.
Samuel Miles, John Smilie,
Nathan Dennison, Abraham Smith, An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Frederick Sneider, for fifteen pounds sixteen shillings and pine pence, in full for his wages as Doorkeeper to Council from the first to the thirtyfirst of March, 1789, inclusively, and for cash paid for carrying in firewood.
The Comptroller General's reports upon the following accounts were read and approved, vizt :
Of the Commonwealth against the estate of Robert Patton, for the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds, money advanced by Mr. Bickham, Quarter Master, on the twentieth of January, 1777, to purchase cloathing.
Of the Commonwealth against General Daniel Broadhead, juo'r, the sum of eight bundred and ninety-three pounds sixteen shillings and vine pence, amount of principal and interest due upon an order drawn by his son, Daniel Broadhead, Jun'r, in favor of the Pennsylvania Indian Commissioners, for goods had of said Com. missioners, allowed them at settlement of their accounts, and accepted by General Broadhead.
Of Andrew Long against the Commonwealth, for the sum of eight pounds, amount of his account for pine logs furnished in June, 1777, for building chevaux-de-frize at Billingsport
Of John Mortiner, against the Commonwealth, for ten pounds fourteen shillings and Your pence, amount of bis account for provisions furnished to a party of militia stationed in 1778 and 1779, in Morrison's Cove, Bedford county, for defence of the frontiers of said county.
Upon the petition of George Everson, convicted of larceny, and now confined in the jail of the city and county of Philadelphia, praying a pardon,
Resolveil, That the fine to the Commonwealth, and the punishment at hard labor to which he was sentenced by the Court of Quarter Sessions of the county of Philadelphia, for the said offence, be remitted.
Upon application of John Donaldson, Esquire, Register General, informing Council that he is really to enter upon the duties of his office, whenever a place shall be assigned for the business, it was agreed that Mr. Donvaldson may occupy the room adjoining and westward of the Receiver General's office.
On motion, Resolved, That to-morrow be assigned for the consideration of the petitions from Nortbampton county relative to the conduct of the Commissioners of the 'Taxes and Treasurer of that county.
Op motion of the Vice President, the petition from Mary Nees was withdrawu.
The Council met the same day at 4 o'clock.
James Read, Nathan Dennison, and )
David Redick, Upon consideration of a letter from General Richard Butler, requesting Council to ascertain the value of out lots No. 33, 34, and thirty-five, in the reserved tract of land opposite Pittsburgh, occupied by his brother, William Butler, the right of pre-emption to which lots was granted by this Board to the said William Butler,
Resolved, that the said out lots number 33, 34, and 35, containing in the whole eighteen acres three quarters and fourteen perches, be valued at twelve pounds nine shillings per acre in cer. tificates, including the apnexed town lots.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Thursday, April 2nd, 1789.
John Smilie, Agreeably to a resolution of the General Assembly dated the twenty-eighth day of March last, an order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of John McCalmont, for the sum of five hun. dred and seven pounds eighteen shillings and four pence, payable out of the movies appropriated by act of Assembly dated the day of the same month for payment of just claims upon the Com. monwealth, and agreeably to resolution of Assembly of the twenty-eighth day of March last, the said sum being due to him ac. cording to the late determination in the Supreme Court of this State.
Mr. Gregg was appointed a member of the Board of Property for the present month.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Friday, April 3rd, 1789.
John Smilie, Upon consideration of the report of the committee appointed to consider of and report to Council the names of proper persons to ascertain the boundary lines of the county of Huntington,
Resolved, That Benjamin Elliott of Huntington, Matthew Taylor of Bedford and James Harris of Cumberland county, be appointed to run and ascertain the said boundary lines.
On motion, Resolved, That on Monday the sixth day of this month Council will proceed to a further investigation of the memorial of Richard Wells and other papers relative to the conduct of the Comptroller General and Naval oficer in the case of the ship Anne, and that the parties concerned be heard at the same time, of which the Sec. retary was directed to give notice.
The Council met.
PHILADELPHIA, Saturday, April 4th, 1789.
Zebulun Potts, 1
John Smilie, and ?
> Esquires. Richard Willing, David Redick, J The following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, vizt:
Two orders were drawn in favor of the Honorable Amos Gregg, Esquire, one for eighty-two pounds five shillings, and the other for twenty-two pounds ten shillings, making in the whole the sum of one hundred and four pounds fifteen shillings, which is in full for his attendance in Council uptil the thirty-first day of March last, inclusive, and for mileage twice going home and returning to Council.
And one order in favor of the Honorable Zebulun Potts, Esquire, for one hundred and two pounds fifteen shillings, in full for bis attendance in Council until the thirty-first day of March last, inclusively, and for mileage twice going home and returning to Council.
Upon consideration of a resolution of the General Assembly, da. ted the twenty-fourth day of March last, relative to reservations of certain lands for the use of the State, at Presque Isle, formed by Lake Erie, at Le Bouf, at the head of the navigation of French creek, at the mouth of Conewango, in the county of Allegany, and at the fort of Venango, not exceeding at each place three thousand acres of land,
Resolved, That the Surveyor General be directed, and he is hereby directed, to appoint a proper person to locate, survey, and make return of the several tracts mentioned in the said resolution of Assembly, for the use of the Commonwealth, in conformity with the said resolution, and that the locations at eacb place amount to thrce thousand acres and no more.
On motion, Resolved, That the Vice President, Mr. Watt, Mr. Smith, Mr. Smilie, and Mr. Dennison, be a committee to take the evidence in support of 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, and make report of the same to Council.
The Council met.
· PHILADELPHIA, Monday, April 6th, 1789.
David Redick, and ŞEsquires.
His Excellency THOMAS MIFFLIN, Esquire, President.
Frederick Watt, Zebulun Potts, Upon consideration of the report of the committee to whom was referred the petitions of a number of the inhabitants of the county · of Northampton, respecting the conduct of the late County Com. missioners and the late Treasurers of the said county,
Resolved, That the petitions aforesaid, charging some of the former County Commissioners and Treasurers of said county with peculation, &ca., be referred to the Attorney General, who is here. by directed to prosecute so many of the Commissioners and Treasurers of the said county as shall appear from the testimony that shall be laid before him, to be guilty of the crimes contained in the said petitions, in such manner as he may think most likely to do justice to the concerned.
Resolved. That the Comptroller General be and he is hereby directed to furnish the Attorney General with such testimony as he hath already collected, or may hereafter collect, for the purpose aforesaid.
Resolved, That the minute of Council of the eighth day of December last, appointing the Honorable Robert Traill, Esquire, and Peter Rhoads, Esquire, to examine into the facts set forth in a petition presented to this Board some time past, complaining of the misconduct of some of the Commissioners of Northampton county, be and the same is hereby rescinded and made void.
Upon consideration of the report of the committee to whom was referred the letter from the Honorable John Jay, Esquire, Secretary for Foreign Affairs, inclosing sundry papers from Germany,