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MINUTES 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL 



PENNSYLVANIA, 



FROM ITS ORGANIZATION TO THE TERMINATION 
OF THE REVOLUTION. 



PUBLISHED BY THE STATE. 



VOL. XIV. 



CONTAINING THE PROCEEDINGS OE THE SUPREME EXECUTIVE 

COUNCIL FROM JANUARY 1ST, 1784, TO APRIL 3ltD, 1786, 

BOTH DAYS INCLUSIVE. 






HARRISBURG : 

FEINTED BY THEO. FENN k CO. 
1858. 



CONTENTS 



a. 120943S 



Agriculture, the basis of Pennsylvania commerce, 13, 

Act regulating wagoners, carters, &c, in Philadelphia, 17. 
for settling public accounts, 139. 
for soldiers to protect north-western frontiers, 39. 
declaring the Susquehanna public highway, 485. 
Address to Chevalier de la Luzerne, 145. 
I Agents of Confiscated Property required to advertise the same, 28. 

Allen Andrew, an attainted traitor, 589, 590. 
I American Philosophical Society, order in favor of, 51. 
Aspden MatthEs, an attainted traitor, 578, 625. 

6. 

Boundaries between the United States and British provinces, 19. 

between Pennsylvania and Virginia, 59, 74, 443, 
454, 518, 540, 623. 

Northern boundary of, 694. 

Southern boundary of, 288, 
Barracks at Lancaster, 72. 

Board of Inspection, 32. 

Boggs Martha, her petition touching lands near Fort Pitt, 373, 
Buzzard Jacob, aided British prisoners to effect their escape, 34. 
Buoys in the Delaware river, removed by malicious persons, 122. 

C 

Chevaux de Fhize in the Delaware removed, 73, 75, 119, 241, 
2^, 501. 

Certificates of final settlements, 40 1. 



v: 



S 



iv CONTENTS. 

Commissioners, on Indian Affairs, their report, 261. 

appointed to run the boundary line between Penn- 
sylvania and Virginia, 45-1, 518. 
appoioted to hold Indian Treaties, 40, 45, 54, 186, 
.261, 273. 

Commerce, its importance to Pennsylvania, 13. 

Comptroller General, his reports, 15, 23, 61, 62, 63, 64, 75, 80, 
81, 83, 103, 123, 134, 189, 196, 292, 306, 371, 406, 440, 509, 
511, 607, 615. 

Confiscated property, agents of to furnish dates of advertisements, 
28. 

Consul General of France, his person insulted, relative thereto, 
115, 116, 117, 120, 135, 136, 137, 142, 184, 466, 572,589, 
593. 

Connecticut, controversy touching, 162, 220, 224, 527. 

D. 

Definite treaty with Britain, 11. 

Delaware river, Chevaux de Prize in removed, 73, 75, 119, 241, 
242, 501. 
navigation of, respecting, 460. • 

Defects in the laws for suppressing vice, immorality, &c , 352. 

Dickinson John, elected President of the Supreme Executive 
Council, 116, 167. 

Disturbance at Wyoming, by the soldiery, 116, 151. 

Donation lands, relative thereto, 386, 454, 526. 

E. 

Employments suitable for imprisoned persons, 354. 

Extract from Howard's work on prisons, 353, 355. 

Expedition to Wyoming, relative thereto, 354 

Exports from the Port at Philadelphia for 1773 and 1781, CI, 336. 

F. 

Foreigners, act relative to them, as to holding property, &c. ; 
351. 

Fort M'Intosb, touching the same, 448, 507, 529. 



CONTENTS. v ' 

Fort Pitt, directed to be taken possession of, in behalf of Pennsyl- 
vania, 517. 

Fort Stanwix in New York, treaty held at, with the Indians, 366, 
536. 

Franklin, Benjamin, elected President of the Supreme Executive 
Council, 565. 

German passengers, register of, appointed, 445, 447. 

H. 

Heads of regulation for prisons, 353. 

Health of prisoners, touching, 354. 

Hogg Island, relative thereto, 4. 

Howard, John, an extract from his work on prisons, 353, 355. 

I. 

Irvine, General, his resignation as Vice President of the Supreme 
Executive Council. 552. 

Indian affairs, touching, 185, 659. 

Inland navigation, regulation of, 645. 



Jurisprudence system of susceptible improvement, 14. 

Jurisdiction line between Pennnsylvania and New York, 451. 

Jurisdiction line of the river Delaware, settled definitely, 457 
591, 598. 

L. 

Lands settled without legal authority, 16. 
Letters from Thomas Mifflin, Esq., and Others, 3. 

from Brigadier General Hand, 25, 165, 180. 

from De Marcellin and Le Roy, 30. 

to the Delegates of Pennsylvania in Congress, 56, 521. 

from Samuel Miles, 66. 

from Michael Hiliegas & Tench Francis, 75. 

from Monsieur Marbois, 111, 115 ; 490. 



vi CONTENTS. 

Letters from Alexander Patterson, 117. 

from Thomas Proctor, 120. 

from Zebulon Butler, 120. 

from the Minister of the United Netherlands, 135 — to the 
same, 135. 

from John Boggs, 140. 

from John Bayard, 193. 

from Charles Thompson, 143, 372, 384, 507, 513, 525, 
528, 536, 564. 

from the Minister of France, 147. 

from the Honorable Samuel Hardy, 162. 

from Arthur Lee, 165. 

from Richard M'Allister, 182. 

from John Dickiuson, 24, 358. 

from the Commissioner on Indian Affairs, 261. 

from William Bradford, 279. 

from Monsieur de Marbois, Consul General of France, 282. 

from William Augustus Atlee, 314. 

to George Stewart, 321. 

from Joseph IVTOerraugh, 346. 

from Lieut. Col. Josiah Harmer, 356, 373, 576. 

from John Jay, 356, 399, 560. 

from James Jack, 361. 

from John Armstrong, Jr., 383. 

from James Milligan, 386. 

from Thomas B. Bowen, 401. 

from Rev. Dr. John Ewing, 443. 

to John Story, 452. 

from Governor Clinton, of N. Y.. 454, 540. 

from the Secretary of war, 465. ' 

from Governor Smallwood, 651. 

from Patrick Henry, Governor of Virginia, 467. 

from David Mead, 497. 

from the Wardens of the Port of Philadelphia, 500. 

from Colonel Francis Johnston, 507, 515, 516, 528. 

from his Excellency James Bowdoin, 517, 525. 

from General Knox, Secretary of War, 517. 

from Alexander Murray, 517. 

from Turnbull Marmier, and company, 521. 



CONTENTS. ru 

Letters from Ephraim Douglass, 525. 

from the Surveyor General, 527. 

from Brigadier General Irvine, 529. 

from Thomas Smith, Esq., 546. 

from the Hon. Joseph Gardner, 564. 

from John Nicholson, Comptroller General, 564. 

from William M'Clay, 604. 

from Michael Huffnagle, 607. 

from John Bayard, 619. 

from George Graff, 620. 

from David Bittenhouse, 623. 

from William Williams, 641. 

Lot3 sold in Philadelphia for the redemption of hills of credit, 209, 
695. 

M. 

Marcus Hook, piers erected at, 474. 

Mamachtaguin, an Indian, murdered Smith and Jones, 585. 

Memorial from the Commercial Committee, 361. 

from Sick Keeser, and others, 561, 569. 
Messages from John Dickinson, President of the Supreme Execu- 
tive Council, 11, 16, 19. 30, 39, 44, 45, 61, 163, 172, 
.183,246, 271, 275, 280, 284, 328, 343, 349,360, 
366, 380, 388, 523, 526, 539. 
from Benjamin Franklin, President of the Supreme Ex- 
ecutive Council, 564, 575. 
, from Charles Biddle, 645. 

Mississippi river, right of, to navigate forever, 21. 
Monsieur Hericken, foreign Consul, 451. 

N. 

Negotiation with the States of Delaware and Maryland, 645. 
North-western frontiers, troops for their protection raised, 177, 533, 

O. 

Order passed in favor of the American Philosophical Society, 51. 

Overholtzer John, attainted with high treason, 657. 

Outlaws, notes and remarks upon> 388, 389, 390, 391, 392 y 39S, 



Tiii CONTENTS. 

P. 

Passes granted to persons to go to Europe and back again, 50, 66. 

to go to South Carolina, 120. 

to go to the Indian country, 204. 

to go to Virginia and back, 215. 
Philadelphia, exports from in 1773, and 1781, 61, 336. 
Papers, public ones of importance, list of, 318, 319, 320, 321. 

Pennsylvania and Virginia boundary line, 59, 74, 433, 518, 540, 

623. 
Procession, public one at Philadelphia, 251. 
Parin Thomas, touching him, 275. 
Prisoners, religious instructions, morals, &c, 354. 
Port of Philadelphia, Collector at appointed, 52. 

Proclamations by John Dickinson, 57, 112, 151, 119, 120, 489, 
514. 
by Charles Bicldle, Vice President of the Supreme 
Executive Council, 594. 

Purchases of land from the Six Nations, 271, 273. 

Q. 

Quitrents due the Proprietors of Pennsylvania on reserved tracts 
of land, 71. 

E, 

Report from the Surveyor General, 454. 

in the case of George Schlosser, 661. 

S. 

Steinmyer Henry, an attainted traitor, his property confiscated, 34. 

Six Nations of Indians, purchase of lands made from them, 271, 

273. 
Southern boundary of the Commonwealth, 288. 
Surveyor General Deputies, list of, 441. 
Succession of Clergy, touching, 584. 
State House covered with copper, 597. 
Susquehanna river declared a public highway, 485. 



CONTENTS. ix 

T. 

Taxables, census of 1760, and 1770, showing the increase of popu- 
lation in Pa., 336. 

Test laws, tendency to divest persons of their inherent rights, 572. 

Thomas Williams, an attainted traitor, 56. 

Tioga, Indian goods delivered at sundry times, 536, 537, 604. 

Treaty held with the Indians at Fort Stanwix, in N. Y, 366, £07. 

U. • 

Unceded lands, relative thereto, 162. 

W. 

Washington, town of, erected into an election district, 631. 

Water communication between the Allegheny river and West 
Branch of the Susquehanna, 645. 

Wertman, George Philip, an attainted traitor, 666. 

Wood, regulations respecting, 17. 

Wyoming, disturbances at, by the soldiery, 116, 167, 183, 220, 
572, m. 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

SUPREME EXECUTIYE COUNCIL. 



The Couneil met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, January 1st, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Hon'ble James Irvine, Stephen Balliot, "| 

George Wall, Jun'r, Bernard Dougherty, | 
John McDowell, John Byers, ^Esquires* 

Sebastian Levan, John Neville, and 
Samuel J. Atlee, Isaac Mason, J 

An ©rder was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of 
the Honorable George Wall, Junior, Esquire, for the ^£66 10 
sum of sixty-six pounds ten shillings, in full of his 
account for attendance in Council till the thirty-first 
of December, 1783, and his mileage. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of 
Frederick Sneider, for sixteen pounds and ten pence £W 10 
half-penny, in full of his account as Door Keeper till 
thirty-first of December, 1783, inclusively, and cash 
ipaid for news papers, &ca., &ca. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, January 2nd, 1784. 
present: 
The Hon'ble James Irvine, Stephen Balliott, ""J 

George Wall, Jun'r, Bernard Dougherty, j 
John McDowell, John Byers, J> Esquires, 

Sebastian Levan, John Neville, and | 
Samuel J. Atlee, Isaac Mason, J 

VOL. XIV. — 1. 



MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, January 3rd, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Hon'ble James Irvine, Bernard Dougherty,^ 

George Wall, Jun'r John Byers, 
Samuel J. Atlee, ' John Neville, and J- Enquires. 
Sebastian Levan, Isaac Mason, 
Stephen Balliott, J 

The two following orders were drawn on the Treasurer : 

One in favor of the Hon'ble Frederick Augustus 
£A5 Muhlenberg, Esquire, for forty-five pounds in specie, 
in full for his wages as President of the Council of 
Censors till the second instant, inclusively. 
43 5 And the other in favor of the Hon'ble Arthur St. 
Clair, Esquire, for forty-three pounds five shillings, 
in full for 34 days attendance as a member of the 
Council of Censors, and as President pro tempore 
of the same Council 12 days, till the thirty-first of 
December, 1783, inclusively — both sums to be paid, 
agreeably to resolution of General Assembly of the 
twenty-second of November, 1783, out of money ap- 
propriated for expences of Government. 
A letter from Monsieur St. John, Consul of his most Christian 
Majesty, was read. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, January 5th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Hon'ble James Irvine, Stephen Balliot, ") 

George Wall, Jun'r, Bernard Dougherty, | 
John McDowell, John Boyd, ^» Esquires, 

Sebastian Levan, Isaac Mason, and 
Samuel J. Atlee, John Neville, J 

A letter from his Excellency Jonathan Trumbull, Esquire, and 
its inclosures, were read. 

The two following orders were drawn on the Treasurer, vizt : 

One in favor of John Nicholson, Esquire, Comp- 
£20 troller General, for twenty pounds specie, for dis- 
charging incidental expences of his office. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 3 

And the other in favor of the Honorable Stephen 
Balliot, Esquire, for forty six pounds ten shillings £46 10 
specie, in full of his account for attendance at this 
Board 'till the first instant. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, January 6th, 1784. 
present : 

The Hon'ble lames Irvine, Stephen Balliot, *| 

George Wall, Jun'r, Bernard Dougherty, [ 
John McDowell, John Boyd, S-Esquir 

Sebastian Levan, Isaac Mason, and | 
Samuel J. Atlee, John Neville, J 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, January 7th, 1784„ 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Hon'ble James Irvine, Bernard Dougherty,"*) 

George Wall, Jun'r, John Boyd, 
John McDowell, Isaac Mason, and £> Esquires. 
Sebastian Levan, John Neville, 
'Samuel J. Atlee, J 

A letter from his Excellency Thomas Mifflin, Esquire, and the 
•other delegates from this State to Congress, inclosing (No- 1) a 
transcript from the Journals of Congress, beginniog on the thir- 
teenth, and ending on the twenty- seventh of December last. No. 
'2. A copy of a report from the Superintendant of Finance upon a 
vote of the General Assembly of this State, concerning the mode 
fixed by them for the settlement of public accounts. No. &.. A 
copy of an act of the Maryland Assembly in consequence of some 
late restrictions imposed upon the commerce of the United States 
by Great Britain. 

The respective fines imposed upon John Robinson, Samuel Ma- 
dan, Patrick Mullen, and Jane Thornton, adjudged to the use- of 
the State, in the county of Chester, were remitted, upon considera- 
tion of the recommendations in their favour. 

The following orders were drawn on the Treasurer, vizt : 
In favor of the Hon'ble Bernard Dougherty, Es- 
quire, for one hundred and fifty pounds specie, on ac-£150 § 
count of provisions delivered to the militia and Ran- 
gers at Bedford, to be paid out of the fund appropri- 
ated to the frontier defence. 



4 MINUTES OF THE 

And the other in favour of Henry Durand, for one 
161 4 4 hundred and sixty-one pounds four shillings & four 
St. money, pence, State money, being the ballance due to him up- 
on two certificates of provisions furnished to Frede- 
rick Antes, Esq'r, Commissioner of Purchases in 
Northumb'd county. 
The Comptroller General's reports upon the certificates of James 
Gilai<?re were read and approved. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, January 8th, 1784. 

PRESENT I 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Hon'fcle James Irvine, Bernard Dougherty,^ 

George Wall, Jun'r, John Boyd, 
John McDowell, Isaac Mason, and J- Esq'rs. 

Sebastian Levan, John Neville, 

Stephen Balliot, J 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of 
jg200 John KleinhofF, as agent of Joseph Wilson, for the 
sum of two hundred pounds specie, being the ballance 
due to said Wilson for apprehending and securing 
Joseph Doan, an attainted tray tor. 
Note. — That Richard McCallister, Esquire, and Ptobert Barr, 
became sureties for the faithful application of the above money. 
Upon application of Mr. Samuel Caldwell, it was 
Ordered, That the Attorney General of the State be directed to 
institute an action as early as possible, for the recovery of such 
part of Hogg Island as was sold by the Agents of Confiscated Pro- 
perty to Mr. Samuel Caldwell, merchant, of this city. 

The petition Ambrose Descorbieres, Captain of the schooner 
Jeune Aimee, from Nantes, was read, and referred to the Commis- 
sioners of the Taxes of the city and county of Philadelphia^ who 
are desired to report upon the circumstances of his case. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, January 9th, 1784. 

• PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

The Hon'ble James Irvine, Bernard Dougherty,^ 

George Wall, Junior, John Boyd, j 

John McDowell, Isaac Mason, and J>Esq'rs. 

Sebastian Levan, John Neville, 

Stephen Balliott, J 

Upon application of William Pilmer, a soldier in the Pennsyl- 
vania corps of Infantry, it was 

Resolved, That the Secretary be authorized to ad- 
vance four dollars to the said Pilmer, for the purpose £1 10 
of subsisting him on his journey to Wyoming, the 
post of the said corps. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, January 10th, 1784. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewino, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, Bernard Dougherty,"] 

George Wall, Junior, John Boyd, 

John McDowell, Isaac Mason, & j> Esquires, 

Sebastian Levan, John Neville, j 

Stephen Balliot, J 

The following orders were drawn on the Treasurer, vizt : 
In favor of the Honorable Isaac Mason, Esquire, 
for the sum of. thirty-five pounds seventeen shillings £35 17 6 
and six pence, in full for his attendance at this Board 
till the eleventh instant. 

In favor of the Honorable Samuel J. Atlee, Es- 
quire, for the sum of thirty-pounds specie, on account 30 
upon account for attendance at this Board. 

In favor of Richard Peters, Esquire, for one hun- 
dred and eighty-nine pounds, in specie, being a bal- 189 
lance due upon a settlement of his account as a dele- 
gate to Congress. 



MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 



Philadelphia, Monday, January 12th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, Stephen Balliot, 



George Wall, Junior, 
John McDowell, 
Samuel J. Atlqe, 
Sebastian Levan, 



Bernard Dougherty, 
John Byers, 
John Boyd, and 
Isaac Mason, 



Esquires. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, January 13 th, 1784„ 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 



James Irvine, 
George Wall, Junior, 
John McDowell, 
Samuel J. Atlee, 
Sebastian Levan, 
Stephen Balliot, 



Bernard Dougherty,"^ 
John Byers, 
John Boyd, 
Isaac Mason, and 
John Neville, 



•Esquires 



The follwing orders were drawn on the Treasurer, vizt : 

In favor of the Honorable James Irvine, for the 
£80 10 sum of eighty pounds ten shillings specie, in full for 
his attendance at this Board till the fourteenth in- 
stant. 

In favor of the Honorable John Neville, Esquire, 
32 7 6 for thirty-two pounds seven shillings and six pence, 
in full for his attendance at this Board till the thir- 
teenth instant. 

In favor of Mr. Gunning Bedford, for three hun- 
330 4 1 dred and thirty pounds four shillings and one penny 
halfpenny, being the ballance of his account for re- 
pairing the pest houses on State Island ; to be paid 
agreeably to resolution of the twenty-fifth of August, 
1783. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 7 

In favor of Mr. Thomas Neville, for thirty-pounds 
specie, in part of his account for repairing the above £30 
mentioned pest houses ; to be paid from the same fund 
as the preceeding order. 

In favor of Thomas Smith, Esquire, for the sum of 
one hundred thousand dollars, itf notes issued by act 100,000 dol- 
of Assembly for the purpose of discharging the in- lars. 
terest due on certificates of money loaned, or other 
debts due by the United States to the inhabitants of 
this State. 

In favor of John Nicholson, Esquire, for five hun- 
dred pounds, State money, on account, for the pur- £500 
pose of discharging the interest due on depreciation S. M. 
certificates given to officers & soldiers of the Penn- 
sylvania line. 

In favor of Thomas Pim, for twenty-three pounds 
nineteen shillings and four pence, State money, being 23 19 4 
the principal and interest due u.pon his certificate for J 
a horse furnished for public use, to be paid agreeably 
to act of Assembly dated 8th of April, 1782. 

In favor of the Honorable William Irvine, Esquire, 
for the sum of sixty-one pounds nineteen shillings, in £61 19 
full for his attendance in the Council of Censors till 
the 12th instant, and* his mileage, to be paid agreea- 
bly to resolution of Assembly of 22nd of November,, 
1782. 

In favor of the Honorable James Read, Esquire, 
for fifty pounds fifteen shillings, for his attendance as £50 15 
a member of said Council 'till fourteenth instant, & 
mileage, to be paid out of the same fund as the pre- 
ceding order. 

In favor of John Nicholson, Esquire, for two hun- 
dred pounds specie, being one quarter's salary as £200 
Comptroller General, ending on the twelfth instant. 



8 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, January 14th, 1784. 
• present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. . 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Stephen Balliott, "j 

George Wall, Jun'r, Isaac Mason, 
John M'Dowell, John Boyd, J>Esquires. 

Samuel J. Atlee, John Neville, 
John Byers, J 

The following orders were drawn on the Treasurer upon the 
report of the Comptroller General : 

In favor of Joseph Fry, for the sum of two pounds, 

£2 due to him as Door-keeper to the Council of Censors 

from the loth 'till 14t*h November, 1783, inclusively. 

In favor of the Honorable Richard McCallister, 

£59 15 Esquire, for fifty nine pounds fifteen shillings, due for 

his services as a member of- the Council of Censors 

'till the fourteenth instant, and his mileage. 

In favor of the Honorable John McDowell, Esquire, 
£70 4 for the sum of seventy pounds four shillings, due for 
his services as a member of said Council 'till the four- 
teenth instant and his mileage. 

In favor of the Honorable William Finley, Es- 
£71 19 6 quire, for seventy-one pounds nineteen shillings and 
six pence specie, due to him as a member of said Coun- 
cil 'till the fifteenth instant. 

In favor of the Honorable James Edgar, Enquire, 

£70 18 for seventy pounds eighteen shillings, in full for his 

attendance as a member of said Council 'till the 15th 

' instant. 

The five preceding sums to be paid out of the fund appropriated 

for the expences of government, according to resol'n of Assembly 

of 22nd Nov'r, 1783. 

In favor of Adam Orth, Esquire, for two hundred 

£228 10 11 and twenty-eight pounds ten shillings and eleven 

S. M. pence, State money, in full of principal and interest 

due upon six certificates granted to William Leyre, 

Michael Brietentfach, John Leman, Lawrence Seegrist, 

Christopher Leop and George lluchter, for several 

horses furnished for public use, to be paid according 

to resolution of Assembly dated eighth of April, 

1782. 

£15 In favor of Frederick Sneider, for fifteen pounds 

specie, on account for purchasing wood for Council. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 9 

The accounts of Stephen Balliot, Esquire, for provisions fur- 
nished for the use of the public, were reported upon by the Comp- 
troller General and approved. 
On consideration, 

Ordered, That the case of William Nugent, now confined in the 
gaol of York county, be referred to the Magistracy of the said 
county, and that the remission of the fine imposed upon hini be 
liable to such conditions as they may think proper to direct. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, January 15th, 1784. 
present : 
Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine. John Byers, **) 

George Wall, Jun'r, John Boyd, 

John McDowell, Isaac Mason, and J>Esquires. 

Samuel J. Atlee, John Neville, j 
Stephen Ballot, J 

The following orders were drawn on the Treasurer, vizt : 

In favor of the Hon'ble David Espy, Esquire, 
for sixty-eight pounds ten shillings specie, in full for £68 10 
attendance as a member of the Council of Censors 
'till sixteenth instant, and his mileage. 

In favour of the Hon'ble Samuel Smith, Esquire, 
for fifty-eight pounds twelve shillings and six pence, 58 12 6 
in full for attendance as a member of said Council 
'till the sixteenth instant, and his mileage ; and 

In favor of the Hon'ble Joseph Hart, Esquire, for 
fifty-seven pounds fifteen shillings, in full for his at- 57 15 
tendance in the Council of Censors 'till the sixteenth 
instant inclusively, which three sums are to be paid 
according to resolution of Assembly of the 22nd 
JSovember, 1783. 

A petition from the Magistracy of Northampton county, in favor 
of Adam Ruff, a prisoner in the gaol of the said county, was read 
and rejected. 

Messieurs Gibson and Shubart, Commissioners of the Taxes for 
Philadelphia city and county, report upon the case of Ambrose 
Descorbieurs " that he had been taxed agreeably to law, and in 
their opinion should pay the assessment." 

The Comptroller's reports upon the accounts of Robert Levers 
and Peter Kichline, Esquires, for services performed in supplying 



10 MINUTES OF THE 

and forwarding the State detachment under the command of Cap- 
tain James Christie, were read and approved. 

The two following orders were drawn on the Treasurer, vizt : 

In favor of Michael Holdman, for forty-eight 

£48 1 4, pounds one shilling and four pence, State money, in 

St. mo. full for principal and interest due to him for a horse 

furnished for public use, to be paid agreeably to 

resolution of Assembly of the eighth of April, 1782. 

In favor of Nicholas Weaver, for three pounds 

£3 11 10$ eleven shillings and ten pence one halt penny, for 

making cloth covers for a pair of globes, the property 

of the State. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, January 16th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON", Esquire, President, 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Jol^n Boyd, 

George Wall, Jun'r, Stephen Balliot, 

John M'Dowell, Isaac Mason. 

The accounts of John Armstrong, Jun'r, Esquire, Secretary, and 
John Knox, Tonnage Officer, were reported upon by the Comp- 
troller General, and approved. 

The accounts of Nathaniel Gait, Esquire, late Captain of the 
armed boat Argus, reported upon by the Comptroller General and 
approved on the twenty-seventh of June last, was referred to the 
General Assembly. 

Upon consideration, 

Ordered, That Colonel William Henry be directed to draw forth 
x Captain's guard from the militia of the city and liberties, with 
orders to give all possible assistance to the civil Magistracy in pre- 
serving peace and good order upon the evening of the intended 
demonstrations of joy, and that he be authorized on the part of 
Council to promise them a compensation for this service. 



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The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, January 17th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President, 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Yice President. 
James Irvine, Isaac Mason, ") 

John Byers, John Boyd, ! ^ . 

John McDowell, Bernard Dougherty, f te ^ 

George Wall, Jun'r, Sam'l J. Atlee, J 

The petition of Charles Wilstack, and the recommendation of the 
Magistracy in his favor, were read, and an order taken, that the 
fine of fifteen pounds imposed upon him on conviction of an assault, 
and adjudged to the use of State, be remitted. 

Mr. Delany and Mr. Long, a committee of the Honorable House 
of Assembly, attended in Council, and informed that the House 
was now met, and ready to receive any business the Council might 
have to lay before them. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the 
Honorable Bernard Dougherty, Esquire, for sixty-nine 
pounds seven shillings and six pence specie, in full for £69 7 6 
his attendance in Council 'till the sixteenth of Janu- 
ary, 1781, inclusively, and his mileage. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, January 19th, 1784. 

PRESENT I 

The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Yice President. 
James Irvine, Stephen Balliot, 1 

John Boyd, George Wall, Jun'r, and v Esquires. 

John McDowell, Isaac Mason, J 

Upon consideration, 
Resolved, That Lawrence Keene, Esquire, of Northumberland 
county, be appointed and commissioned a Justice of the Court of 
Common Pleas in the said county^. 

A draft of a message to the General Assembly was laid before the 
Board and read ; which, being considered, was agreed to in the worda 
following, to wit: 

A message from the President and Council to the General Assembly. 

Gentlemen : — We congratulate you on the Definitive Treaty 
between the United States & Great Britain, and the ratification of 



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it, which closes the contest with the forms established by us^ge npon 
similar occasions. • 

Having entered into the society of sovereign Nations, it becomes 
the duty of those who are invested with the authority of each State, 
diligently and carefully to deliberate upon the measures by which 
they may be enabled to improve the blessings of peace. 

Your wisdom, we are persuaded, will determine that one of the 
most effectual means for attaining that end, will be to cultivate a 
spirit of Union among our constituents, and a confidence in the 
public councils; and we rely on your prudence and attention to 
the welfare of the Commonwealth for a happy increase of these de- 
sireable dispositions. 

Gentlemen, several national affairs of importance have occurred 
to us, upon which we have written to our delegates. Some of 
them require the exertions of your authority without loss of time, 
particularly the late proclamation of his Brittannic Majesty j and 
we shall be pleased, if our sentiments meet with your approbation. 
Copies of the, letters will be communicated by the Secretary. He 
will also deliver to you letters from the President of Congress of 
the twenty-third of December and the fourteenth of January; from 
the Delegation of the thirtieth of December and the thirjteentn of 
January; from the Governor of Connecticut of the fifteenth • and 
from General Armand of the twenty-lifth of November ; and from 
Mr. Be Creveceur of the twenty-third of December. 

The advancement of the revenue by ways that shall be most 
easy to the people, demands immediate and serious consideration. 
The experience of other countries, and the examples of some of 
these States, point out the propriety of further imposts upon im- 
ported merchandizes. This arrangement is reconeiltabie to that 
smallness of port-charges and simplicity of customs, which are of 
so much consequence to commerce, and also to the intercourse with 
the other States, which cannot be too assiduously promoted. The 
excise may be rendered more productive. Duties on sewtal arti- 
cles that might be enumerated, appear to us adviseable. Hy such 
regulations, we apprehend very beneficial and reasonable contri- 
butions might be procured from those who are able to afford them, 
and in a manner the most convenient, and the burthens upon land- 
holders and the poorer classes of our fellow-citizens be alleviated. 
We think it unnecessary to repeat some other observations rela- 
ting to revenue that have been mentioned in former message. If 
adequate funds are appropriated, so that prompt and exact pay- 
ments can be made, the interest ef loans may, with entire satisfac- 
tion to lenders, become more moderate, to tho great relief of the 
State. The bank may iu time facilitate operations of tbifi kind. 
Wheu public credit shall have acquired stability by a firm adhe- 
rence to sound principles of policy, regularity and justiee, with their 
salutary influences; may pervade tho whole administration of Gov- 
ernment. 



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A due order and accurate method in preparing all our products 
in the best; manner for exportation are absolutely necessary for re- 
commevMJiNg them abroad. 

The conveyance and transportation of commodities from one 
place to another, with the least trouble and expence, are objects 
•that claim the strictest regard. 

EojkI] towards the western and northern frontiers are much 
wanted* 

It mjght be of use if the laws respecting insolvent traders and 
dealers, were so altered that an equitable distribution might be 
made of their effects among their creditors, saving the rights of 
mortgagees and landlords, and a permanent rule be fixed.^as to the 
release of their persons. 

Counterfeiters of the papers called checks, and also of any certi- 
ficates issued by the State, should be exemplarily punished. Suit- 
able provision has not been yet made against theft of such property. 

The Admiralty Jurisdiction admits of very advantageous altera- 
tions. It is of moment that at this early period of our independ- 
ance, we should become known to foreigners as a people among 
whom they are sure in all their concerns of ample protection, and 
of an effectual, cheap and speedy administration of justice. 

No authority has been vested in Council for carrying into exe- 
cution the treaties of amity and commerce between the United 
States and other powers, as far forth as occurrences may happen 
within this State, where the exercise of such authority may be re- 
quired,, 

It is our most earnest wish that the General Assembly may all- 
ways cherish and patronize, in a very distinguished manner, that 
basis of l J cnnsi/hanian commerce, agriculture. By their assist- 
ance, the useful discoveries that have been, or shall be made in 
countries longer settled, may soon be introduced, and be generally 
communicated, that otherwise might remain little known here for 
ages to come. The ingenious and learned gentlemen who compose 
the Philosophical Society, we are assured, would rejoice to execute 
the generous designs of the Legislature, and would faithfully apply 
and account for any sums of money that should be committed to 
their management for these purposes. 

Another great encouragement of agriculture would be afforded 
by rendering purchases of land more safe. This might in a con- 
siderable degree be accomplished, by quieting possessions after a 
reasonable term of years, and by having the records in all the pub- 
lic offices kept in a manner easy to be prescribed, so that a title- 
could be readily traced through them. Under a law passed the se- 
venth of July, 1759, duplicates were made of a great number of 
papers in the Secretary's and Surveyor General's offices, for render- 
ing real estates more secure. It seems worthy the consideration of 
the Legislature how these valuable records should be preserved, 
and whether the collection should be continued. 



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If to the natural advantages of this State be added the habits of 
industry, frugality, and temperance, her prospects will be very fa- 
vorable. These are not only private virtues, contributing to the 
happiness of individuals. They are public benefits, contributing to 
the happiness of a society. It is the combination of these quali- 
ties that must determine whether trade shall enrich and strengthen, 
or impoverish and weaken ; that is to cause the production and ex- 
portation of native commodities to bear a due proportion to our im- 
ports; that leads to a correction of errors concerning mechanics 
and manufacturers, those necessary members in the body of a com- 
munity, and that tends so directly to diffuse vigor throughout a 
government. 

The cases in which the inestimable writ of habeas corpue is to 
issue, and the mode ol obtaining a proceeding upon it, sbould be 
ascertained with precision, so that no doubts, delays, or difficulties, 
may obstruct the relief it ought to yield. 

It seems proper also that the duties of Grand Juries should be 
more expressly defined. 

The acts relating to elections require a revision ; and many and 
great amendments remain to be made in those for regulating the 
militia. 

Gentlemen : — It is much to be desired that the system of our ju- 
risprudence may receive every improvement we can give it, as soon 
as such a work can be accomplished. Constancy in the laws, the 
preservation of domestic concord, order, and tranquility, and a 
strength sufficiently prepared for defence against injuries, are es- 
sential to the happiness of a State. They are also the foundations 
of a reputation that invites an accession of ingenious aud indus- 
trious people from other parts of the world to share in the bless- 
ings of which such a character offers them an assurance. 

Every citizen of Pennsylvania, therefore, who respects his own 
interest, the welfare of his family, or the prosperity of his coun- 
try, will desire and endeavour that the -vast importance of these 
subjects may be perfectly understood and religiously regarded. 

From the measures of your Honorable House, gentlemen, we 
trust they will derive a recommendation and sanction. 

JOHN DICKINSON. 

Council Chamber, Philadelphia, January 19th, 1784. 

Ordered, That the Secretary present the foregoing message to 
the Honorable the Speaker of the General Assembly. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 15 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, January 20th, 1784. 
present : 
Honourable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Bernard Dougherty, ^ 

George Wall, Jr., Isaac Mason, I -^ 

John M'Dowell, Stephen Balliott, f ^ s( l uires - 

John Boyd, J 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the following accounts, 
were read and approved : 

Of Samuel Findley, for provisions furnished to the militia of 
Cumberland county in 1778. 

Of William Evans, Esquire, deceased, late Commissoner of Pur- 
chases for Chester county. 

Of Levi Griffith, Esquire, Lieutenant of the fifth regiment for 
recruiting in 1778. 

Of the seventh battalion of Lancaster county militia, exhibited 
by Matthias Slough, Esquire, Colonel. 

Of Josiah Crawford, for supplies to the militia of the same county. 

Of Joseph Collier, Esquire, Lieutenant of the first Pennsylva- 
nia regiment, for recruiting. 

Of Richard Wallace, Esquire, for supplies to the Westmoreland 
militia in the years 1777 and 1778. 

Of Benjamin Davis, for drums and fifes furnished for Colonel 
Stewart's regiment. 

Of Jonathan Bayard Smith, Esquire, Prothonotary of the city 
and county of Philadelphia. 

Of Captain William Ashton and John Rankin, for provisions 
supplied ihe York county militia in 1776. 

Of Elizabeth Rankin, for provisions supplied the militia and 
Continental troops in the same year. 

Of William Dunwie, for services in repairing arms, &ca., in 
1772. 

Of Robert Levers, Esquire, Prothonotary of Northampton county. 

Of James Marshall, Esquire, Lieutenant, and James Allison, 
late Sub-Lieutenant of Washington county. 

Of John Forster, Administrator of the estate of Deborah Sid- 
dens, deceased, for provisions furnished the militia in 1776. 

Of William Bailey, for provisions famished the Northumber- 
land militia in 1777. 

Of Lieutenant Henry Antes, for volunteer service, 
(Note— thereportof the twenty-seventh of March, 1783,^152 10 
is that which Council adopt by this resolution,) and 
of John Dunlap, for printing, &c, done for the State. 
On this account an order was drawn for one hundred 
and fifty two pounds ten shillings, in favor of Mr. 
Dunlap. 



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The Council met. 



Philadelphia, Wednesday, January 21st, 1784. 
present: 
The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 

The Hon'ble James Irvine, Bernard Dougherty ,"] 

George Wall, Jun'r, Stephen Balliot, U 

John McDowell, Isaac Mason, and ^ s q uires * 

John Boyd, Samuel J. Atlee, J 

The following orders were drawn on the Treasurer of the State, 
vizt: 

In favor of the Honorable Thomas Hartley, Esquire, 
£Q0 9 for sixty pounds nine shillings specie, in full for his 
attendance in the Council of Censors till this day, in- 
clusively. 

In favor of the Honorable Stephen Chambers, Es- 
51 8 6 quire, for fifty-one pounds eight shillings and six 

pence specie, in full for attendance as aforesaid. 
The said sums, together with their mileage, to be agreeably to 
resolution of Assembly of 22nd November, 1783, out of money 
appropriated for espences of Government. 

In favor of the Honorable John Smiley, Esquire, 

71 for seventy-one pounds specie, in full for attendance 

in said Council 'till the fourteenth instant, inclusively, 

and his mileage, to be paid out of the same fund as 

the preceding orders. 

A draft of a message to the Honorable the General Assembly, 

was read, adopted as follows, and presented by the Secretary : 

A message from the President and the Supreme Executive Council 
to the General Assembly. 

Gentlemen : — Many persons are settling without legal author- 
ity upon lands belonging to the State, which have always been con- 
sidered as a very valuable fund for relieving the Commonwealth 
from the heavy burthen of public debts. 

These settlers may become numerous and troublesome, unless 
some effectual means can be devised for preventing the mischiefs 
that are to be apprehended from such irregular proceedings. 

We should be glad if you would be pleased to make a further 
allowance for defraying the expence of a clerk to assist the Secre- 
tary, as we think his salary no more than a reasonable compensa- 
tion for his own services. 

As we wish not to exercise any power that is not plainly vested 
in us, and as application has been made to us upon the subject, we 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 17 

are desirous that the authority for laying out highways ^hould be 
more clearly ascertained. 

Groods damaged or saved out of wrecked vessels, are by law to be 
sold under our direction. This power might, in our opinion, with 
more propriety, be annexed to the Admiralty jurisdiction. 

It does not appear to us that sufficient precautions are yet taken 
for guarding against the introduction of infectious diseases by sickly 
vessels. 

You will approve, we are persuaded, our earnest desire that the 
citizens of this State may be prohibited from being in any manner 
concerned in the slave trade. 

Great complaints are made for want of regulations.respecting the 
cording, sale and balling of wood. 

An act u for regulating waggoners, carters, draymen, and porters, 
within the city of Philadelphia, and for other purposes therein 
mentioned, " expired in the year 1777. We hope you will be 
pleased to consider whether that act ought to be revived, with some 
alterations; and also, whether further provision ought not to be 
made as to the assize of bread, and the authority and duty of clerks 
of markets. 

The agreement between this State and the State of New Jersey 
having provided, * e that the judicial investigation and determination 
of all capital and other offences, trespasses, and damages committed 
on the river, shall be exclusively vested in the State wherein the 
offender or person charged with such offence shall be first arrested 
or prosecuted," it seems necessary that the criminal jurisdiction as 
to such offences, tresspasses, and damages, should be given to the 
counties adjoining the Delaware ; and also that the sheriffs of those 
counties should have the powers of water bailiffs for executing civil 
process. 

Punishments should be so proportion to crimes as very rarely to 
render a pardon proper. They should, therefore, in several in- 
stances, be less severe, and particularly some of those to be inflicted 
upon women. 

Criminals convicted of offences not capital, and unable to pay 
their fiues and fees, frequently remain in prison at the public 
charge. Some mode should be directed for disposing of them so 
that they may not continue an expence to the State. 

JOHN DICKINSON. 

Council Chamber, Philadelphia, January 20th, 1784. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of 
the Honorable John Smiley, Esquire, for»five pounds 
five shillings, in full for his attendance as a member 
of the Council of Censors 'till the twenty-first of Jan- £5 5 
uary, to be paid according to resolution of Assembly 
of the twenty-second of November, 1783, out of the 
fund for defraying the expences of Government. 
Vol. xiv. — 2. 



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The Council met. 



Philadelphia, Thursday, January 22nd, 1784, 
present : 
The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Viee President 
James Irvine, John Boyd, 

John McDowell, Samuel J. Atlee, 

George Wall, Jun'r, Isaac Mason, and 



Esquires. 



ueorge vvau, (juiir, xsaau xuasuu, auu f 

Stephen Balliot, John Neville. J 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of 
Daniel Rees, for nineteen pounds five shillings specie, 
£19 5 for rations furnished to scouting parties in the county 
of Northumberland, according to the Comptroller's 
report of the nineteenth of July, to be paid out of the 
fund appropriated to the frontier defence. 

The following orders were drawn on the Treasurer, to be paid 
out of the fund appropriated for the expences of Government, ac- 
cording to resolution of Assembly dated the twenty-second of No- 
vember, 1783, to wit : 

In favor of the Honorable William Finley, Esquire, 
for five pounds five shillings, for attendance as a 
£5 5 member of the Council of Censors 'till the twenty- 
first day of January, 1784, inclusively, and his 
mileage. 

In favor of the Honorable William Irvine, Esquire, 
£7 for seven pounds specie, for attendance as aforesaid, 
and his mileage. 

In favor of the Honorable John Arndt, Esquire, 
59 for fifty-nine pounds specie, for attendance as afore- 
said, and his mileage. 

In favor of the Honorable Simon Driesbach, Esquire, 
59 6 for fifty-nine pounds & six pence, in full for attend- 
ance as aforesaid, and his mileage. 

In faVor of the Honorable Anthony Wayne, Esquire, 

47 7 6 for forty-seven pounds seven shillings and six pence, 

in full for attendance as aforesaid, and his mileage. 

In favor of the Honorable James Moore, Esquire, 

22 6 for twenty-two pounds and six pence specie, in full 

for attendance as aforesaid, and his mileage. 

In favor of the Honorable Baltzer Gehr, for fifty- 
54 5 four pounds five shillings specie, in full for attendance 
as aforesaid, and his mileage. 

In favor of the Hon'ble John Whitehill, Esquire, 
66 7 6 for sixty-six pounds seven shillings and six pence 
specie, in full for attendance as aforesaid, and his 
mileage. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 19 

A draught of a proclamation was laid before the Board and read, 
and the same being considered, was agreed to in the words follow- 
ing, to wit : 

By the President and the Supreme Executive Council of the Com- 
monwealth of Pennsylvania. 

A PROCLAMATION. 

Whereas, Definitive Articles of Peace and Amity between the 
United States and his Britannic Majesty, were concluded and signed 
at Paris, on the third day of September, 1783, by the Plenipoten- 
tiaries of the said United States and of his said Britannic Majesty, 
duly and respectively authorised for that purpose, which definitive 
Articles are in the words following : 

"Article 1st. His Britannic Majesty acknowledges the said 
United States, vizt : New Hampshire, Massachusets Bay, Rhode 
Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New 
Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Caro- 
lina, South' Carolina, and Georgia, to be free, sovereign, and inde- 
pendent States ; that he treats with them as such, and for himself, 
his heirs, and successors, relinquishes all claims to the Government, 
property, and territorial rights of the same, and every part thereof. 

"Article 2nd. And that all disputes which might arise in future 
on the subject of the boundaries of the said United States may be 
prevented, it is hereby agreed and declared, that the following are 
and shall be their boundaries, vizt : From the north-west angle of 
Nova Scotia, vizt : that angle which is formed by a line drawn due 
north from the source of St. Croix river to the highlands, along 
the said highlands, which divide those rivers that empty themselves 
into the river Lawrence from those which fall into the Atlantic 
ocean, to the north-Westernmost head of Connecticut river ; 
thence down along the middle of that river to the forty-fifth degree 
of north latitude ; from thence by a line due west on said latitude 
until it strikes the river Iroquois or Cataraqui ; thence along the 
middle of the said river into Lake Ontario, through the middle of 
the said lake, until it strikes the communication by water between 
that lake and lake Erie ; thence along the middle of said commu- 
nication into lake Erie, through the middle of said lake, untill it 
arrives at the water communication between that lake and lake 
Huron ; thence through the middle of said lake to the water com- 
munication between that lake and lake Superior ; thence through 
lake Superior northward of the Isles Royal and Philipeaux to the 
Long lake;, thence through the middle of said Long lake and the 
water communication between it and the lake of the Woods, to the 
said lake of the Woods ; thence through the said lake to the most 
north western point thereof, and from thence on a due west course 
to the river Mississippi ; thence by a line to be drawn along the 
middle of the said river Mississippi until it intersect the northern- 






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most part of the thirty-first degree of north latitude south, by a line 
drawn due east from the determination of the line last mentioned, 
in the latitude of thirty-one degrees north of the equator to the 
middle of the river Apalachicola or Catahouche; thence along the 
middle thereof to its junction with the Flint river; thence strait 
to the head of St. Mary's river; and thence down along the middle 
of St. Mary's river to the Atlantic ocean east, by a line to be 
drawn along the middle of the river St. Croix from its mouth in 
the Bay of Fundy to its source, and from its source directly north 
to the aforesaid highlands which divide the rivers that fall into the 
Atlantic ocean from those which fall into the river St. Lawrence, 
comprehending all islands within twenty leagues of any part of the 
shores of the United States, and lying between lines to be drawn 
due west from the points where the aforesaid boundaries between 
Nova Scotia on the one part and East Florida on the other shall 
respectively touch the Bay of Fundy and the Atlantic ocean, ex- 
cepting such islands as now are or heretofore have been within the 
limits of the said Province of Nova Scotia. 

Article 3rd. It is agreed that the people of the United States shall 
continue to enjoy unmolested the right to take fish of every kind, 
on the Grand Bank, and on all the other Banks of Newfoundland; 
also in the Gulph of St. Lawrence, and all other places in the sea, 
where the inhabitants of both countries used at any time heretofore 
to fish. And also, that the inhabitants of the United States shall 
have liberty to take fish of every kind on such part of the coast of 
Newfoundland as British fishermen shall use, (but not to dry or 
cure the same on that island,) and also on the coasts, bays, and 
creeks of all others of his Britannic Majesty's dominions in Ame- 
rica ; and that the American fishermen shall have liberty to dry and 
cure fish in any of the unsettled bays, harbours, and creeks, of 
Nova Scotia, Magdalen Island, and Labrador, so long as they shall 
remain unsettled ; but so soon as the same, or either of them, shall 
be settled, it shall not be lawful for the said fishermen to dry or 
cure fish at such settlements, without a previous agreement for that 
purpose, with the inhabitants, proprietors, or possessors of the 
ground. 

Article 4th. It is agreed that the creditors on either side shall 
meet with no lawful impediment to the recovery of the full value 
in sterling money, of all bona fide dobts heretofore contracted. 

Article 5th. It is agreed that Congress shall earnestly recommend 
it to the Legislatures of the several States to provide for the resti- 
tution of all estates, rights, and properties which have been confis- 
cated, belonging to real British subjects; and also all the estates, 
rights, and properties of persons resident in districts in possession 
of his Majesty's arms, and who have not borne arms against the 
eaid United States; and that persona of any other description shall 
have free liberty to go to any part or parts of the thirteen United 
States, and therein to remain twelve months unmolested in their 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 21 

endeavours to obtain a restitution of such their estates, rights, and 
properties, as may have been confiscated ; and that Congress shall 
also earnestly recommend to the several States a reconsideration 
and revision of all acts or laws regarding the premises, so as to 
render the said laws perfectly consistent, not only with justice and 
equity, but with that spirit of conciliation which, on the return of 
the blessings of peace, should universally prevail. And that Con- 
gress shall also earnestly recommend to the several States, that the 
estates, rights and properties of such last-mentioned persons, shall 
be restored to them, they refunding to any persons who may be now 
in possession, the bona fide price, (where any has been given,) which 
such persons may have paid on purchasing any of the said lands, 
rights, and properties, since the confiscation. And it is agreed 
that all persons who have any interest in confiscated lands, either 
by debts, marriage settlements, or otherwise, shall meet with no 
lawful impediment in the prosecution of their just rights. 

Article 6th. That there shall be no future confiscations made, nor 
any prosecutions commenced against any person or persons, for or by 
reason of the part which he or they may have taken in the present 
war; and that no person shall, on that account, suffer any further 
loss or damage, either in his person, liberty, or property, and that 
those who may be in confinement on such charges at the time of 
the ratification of the treaty in America, shall be immediately set 
at liberty, and the prosecution so commenced be discontinued. 

Article 7th. There shall be a firm and perpetual peace between 
his Brittanic Majesty and the said States, and between the subjects 
of the one and the citizens of the other : wherefore, all hostilities, 
both by sea and land, shall from henceforth cease; all prisoners, 
on both sides, shall be set at liberty, and his Britannic Majesty 
shall, with all convenient speed, and without causing any destruction, 
or carrying away any negroes or other property of the American 
inhabitants, withdraw all his armies, garrisons, and fleets., from the 
said United States, and from every port, place, and harbour, within 
the same, leaving in all fortifications the American artillery that 
may be therein, and shall also order and cause all archives, re- 
cords, deeds, and papers, belonging to any of the said States, or 
their citizens, which, in the course of the war, may have fallen into 
the hands of any of his officers, to be forthwith restored and de- 
livered to the proper State and persons to whom they belong. 

Article 8th. The navigation of the river Mississippi, from its 
source to the ocean, shall for ever remain free and open to the sub- 
jects of Great Britain and the citizens of the United States. 

Article 9th. In case it should happen that any place or territory 
belonging to Great Britain or to the United States, should have 
been conquered by the arms of either fromthe other, before the 
arrival of the said provisional articles in America, it is agreed that 
the same shall be restored without difficulty, and without requiring 
any compensation. 



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Article 10th. The solemn ratification of the present treaty, expe- 
dited in good and due form, shall be exchanged between the con- 
tracting parties in the space of six months, or sooner if possible, to 
be computed from the day of the signature of the present treaty. 
In witness whereof we, the undersigned their Ministers Plenipo- 
tentiary, have in their, and in virtue of our full powers, signed with 
our hands the present definitive treaty, and caused the seals of our 
arms to be affixed thereto." 

And whereas, The United States in Congress Assembled, having 
seen and duly considered the definitive articles aforesaid, did by a 
certain article, under the seal of the United States, bearing date 
the fourteenth day of January, 1784, approve, ratify, and confirm 
the same, and every part and clause thereof, engaging and promis- 
ing that they would faithfully perform and observe the same, and 
never to suffer them to be violated by any one, or transgressed in 
any manner, as far as should be in their power : 

And ivhereas, The said United States being sincerely disposed 
to carry the said articles into execution truly, honestly, and with 
good faith, according to the intent and meaning thereof, by their 
proclamation bearing date on the said fourteenth day of January, 
to notify the premises to all the good citizens of these States, there- 
by enjoining all bodies of Magistracy, Legislative, Executive, and 
Judiciary, all persons bearing offices, civil or military, of wh at rank, 
degree, or powers, and all others the good citizens of these States, 
of every vocation and condition, that, reverencing those stipulations 
entered into on their behalf, under the authority of that Foederal 
bond by which their existence as an independent people is bound up 
together, and is known and acknowledged by the Nations of the 
world, and with that good faith which is every man's surest guide, 
within their several offices, jurisdictions, and vocations, they carry 
into effect the said definitive articles, and<every clause and sentence 
thereof, strictly and completely: 

We have thought fit to make known the premises to the citizens 
of this State, and we do hereby strictly charge and command them, 
to observe and act conformable to the same; and we do hereby re- 
quire all Sheriffs to cause this proclamation to be made public in 
their respective counties. 

Given in Council, under the hand of the President and the seal of 
the State, at Philadelphia, this twenty-second day of January, 
in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty- 
• four. 

JOHN DICKINSON. 

, Attest — JonN Armstrong, Jun'r, Secretary. 

GOD SAVE THE COMMONWEALTH. 



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The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, January 23rd, 1784. 

present : 

The Honorable JAMES EW.ING, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Bernard Dougherty, "J 

George Wall, Jun'r, Stephen Balliot, and I ™ 

John M'Dowell, Isaac Mason, f ^ s< l uires - 

John Boyd, J 

Letters from the Honorable Edward Hand and Charles Thomp- 
son, Esquires, with their respective enclosures, were read, and an 
order taken that they be transmitted to the Honorable the General 
Assembly. 

The Comptroller's report upon the account of Ro- 
bert Levers and Peter Kichline, Esquires, was read, ^656 7 5 
approved, and an order drawn on the Naval Officer in 
their favor, for fifty-six pounds seven shillings and 
five pence,, in full of their account of services in sup- 
plying and forwarding the march of Major Moore's 
detachment, to be paid out of the monies appropria- 
ted by resolution cf Assembly for raising two compa- 
nies of Infantry. 

The following orders were drawn on the Treasurer, to be paid 
out of the fund appropriated by resolution of the General Assem- 
bly of the twenty-second day of November, 1783, for expences of 
government, to wit: 

In favor of the Honorable Richard M'Callister, for 
the sum of five pounds five shillings, for attendance £5 5 
in the Council of Censors 'till the twenty-first of Jan- 
uary, 1784, to be paid according to resolution of As- 
sembly of the twenty-second of November, 1783. 

In favor of the Honorable David Espy, Esquire, for 
the sum of four pounds seven shillings and six pence 4 7 6 
specie, for attendance aforesaid. 

In favor of the Honorable Arthur Sin Clair, for the 
r sum of twenty pounds four shillings and six pence 20 4 6 
specie, for attendance as aforesaid. 

In favor of the Honorable Frederick A. Muhlen- 
berg, Esquire, twenty-two pounds thirteen shillings 22 13 6 
and six pence, for his services as President of the 
said Council 'till the twenty-first of January, 1784. 



24 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 



Philadelphia, Saturday, January 24th ; 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, John McDowell, ""l 

George Wall, juh'r, Bernard Dougherty, and I ™ • 
Sebastian Levan, Isaac Mason, [ ^ 

John Boyd, J 

Upon a return of Justices for the township of Shirley and county 
of Bedford, Robert Galbraith was appointed a Justice for the said 
district. 

The following orders were drawn in favor of Cap- 
£30 tain James Christie, for the sum of thirty pounds upon 
account, being two months' pay as commanding offi- 
cer of a company in the service of the State, to be 
paid out of the monies in the hands of the Naval Offi- 
cer. 

And in favor of the Honorable Joseph Hart, Es- 

5 7 6 quire, for the sum of five pounds seven shillings and 

six pence, agreeably to the Comptroller's report upon 

the account of his attendance as a Censor 'till the 

twenty. first instant. 

And in favor of Samuel Kinsey, for nineteen 
19 10 pounds ten shillings specie, in full for his wages as 
Messenger to the Council of Censors 'till the twenty- 
second of this instant. 
The two last mentioned sums to be paid according to resolution 
of Assembly of 22nd November, 1783. 

Mr. Delany, Mr. Hubley, Mr. Long, Mr. McPherson, and Mr. 
Carothers, a Committee of the General Assembly, attended with 
Council at the President's house, when a conference took place upon 
the different subjects recommended in the first and second messa- 
ges from the President and Supreme Executive Council. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 25 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, January 26th, 1784. 

present : 

The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Samuel J. Atlee, ") 

George Wall, John Byers, I ^ 

John McDowell, Isaac Mason, and f- ^ s q nire8 - 

John Boyd, John Neville, J 

The Comptroller's report upon the accounts of William Scott, 
Esquire, Pay Master of the county of Bucks, was read and ap- 
proved. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of 
the Honorable James Read, Esquire, for the sum of £5 5 
five pounds five shillings, in full for his account for at- 
tendance in the Council of Censors 'till the. twenty- 
first instant, inclusively. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favour of 
the Honorable Sebastian Levan, Esquire, for eighty 80 10 
pounds ten shillings specie, in full for his attendance 
as a member of this Board 'till the thirty-first day of y 

January, 1784, inclusively. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, January 27th, 178 1° 
present : 
The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Yiee President. 

James Irvine^ Samuel J Atlee, "} 

George Wall, Jun'r, John Byers, ! ™ ' . 

John McDowell, Isaac Mason, and f-usquirw. 

John Boyd, John Neville, J 

A letter from Brigadier General Hand, inclosing a manuscript 
copy of a report of the twenty-fifth of September, 1783, digested 
into a resolution of Congress, bearing date the fifteenth day of Oc- 
tober, 1783, was read and transmitted to the House. 



26 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 



Philadelphia, Wednesday, January 28 th, 1784. 

present : 

The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 

The Hon'ble James Irvine, John Byers, 

iJohn McDowell, Samuel J. Atlee, 

George Wall, Jun'r, Isaac Mason, and 

John Boyd, John Neville, 

A state of donations to the University, was this day presented 
to Mr. Delany, a member of the House, agreeably to their late 
resolution upon that subject. 



Esquires. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, January 29th, 1784, 

PRESENT I 

The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 

•James Irvine, John Byers, 

George Wall, Jun'r, Samuel J. Atlee, f ™ . 

John McDowell, Isaac Mason, and r " 

John Boyd, John Neville, 

The petition of Jonathan Treitby, wounded in the evening of the 
twenty -fourth instant, was read, and an order taken that he be al- 
lowed the weekly sum of ten shillings untill four weeks from this 
date have expired — to be paid out of the fees arising from the" Sec- 
retary's office. 

A petition from Joseph Pennock, setting forth his claim to a city 
lot under the right of an original purchase from William Penn, 
Esquire, was read, and referred to the Surveyor General to examine 
and report thereon. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 27 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, January 30th, 1784. 
present : 

The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, John Boyd, 1 

George Wall, Jun'r, Isaac Mason, and • ! -n 

John McDowell, John Neville, f ^ s( l ulires * 

Samuel J. Atlee, ' J 

A certificate from Major Isaac Craig, in favor of John Harris^ 
Jonathan Triokel, and. James Fitzimmons, three soldiers, was read; 
and on consideration, 

Ordered, That the Comptroller General be authorized to pay to 
each of the said soldiers the sum of nine pounds, State money, the 
.gratuity allowed by resolution -of Assembly of the eighth of Marshy, 
1781. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, January 31st, 1784* 
present : 
The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, Isaac Mason, "") 

John McDowell, Samuel J. Atlee, | 

.George Wall, Jun'r, Stephen Balliot, ^ Esqaucm. 

John Boyd, Sebastian Levan, and 

John Byers, John Neville, 

The following orders were drawn on the Treasurer, vizt : 
In favor of Frederick Sneider, for the sum of fifteen 
pounds ten shillings, in full for his wages as Door £lb 10 f& 
Keeper to this Board 'till the £hirty-first of January, 
1784, inclusively. 

In favor of the Honorable John McDowell, Es- 
quire, for fifty-four pounds five shillings, in full for his 54 5' §* 
wages for attendance in Council 'till the thirty-first 
of January, 1784, inclusively. 

In favor of the Honorable John Boyd, Esquire, for 
thirty-three pounds five shillings, in full for his atten- 33 5 
dance in Council 'till the thirty -first of January, 1784, 
inclusively. 

The petition of Jdhn Thompson, convicted of larceny in the 
county of Philadelphia, was read and rejected. 



28 MINUTES OF THE 

The oath of office prescribed by law, was this morning adminis- 
tered to Jonathan Burrall, Esquire, a Commissioner for settling the 
accounts of the Commissary's Department. 



The Council met. 

i Philadelphia, Monday, February 2nd, 1784. 

PRESENT : 

The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, John Boyd, 



1 



George Wall, Jun'r, Sebastian Levan : 

John McDowell, John Byers, J> Esquires, 

Samuel J Atlee, Isaac Mason, and | 

Stephen Balliot, John Neville, J 

Upon application of the Attorney General, it was 
Ordered, That the Agents of Confiscated property in the city 
and-eounties, be directed to furnish the said Attorney General with 
the dates of the several advertisements of sale which they have 
respectively issued in the course of their public employment. 

Mr. Boyd was appointed to accompany the Vice President during 
the session of the Board of Property for this month. 

The following orders were drawn on the Treasurer, vizt : 

In favor of the Honorable Stephen Balliot, Es- 
£27 2 6 quire, for twenty-seven pounds two shillings and six 
pence specie, in full for his attendance at thi3 Board 
'till the thirty-first ult., inclusively. 

In favor of Thomas Craig, Esquire, for the sum of 

£10 ten pounds specie, in full for his pay as Lieutenant of 

the county of Northampton from the time of his ap^ 

pointment to this day, to be paid out of the militia 

fines of the said county. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 29 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, February 3rd, 1784. 
present : 
, The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 
The Hon'ble James Irvine, Stephen Balliot, ") 



George Wall, Jun'r, John Boyd, [ „ 

John McDowell, Isaac Mason, and j ^ 

Samuel J. Atlee, John Byers, J 



Mr. Rush, Mr. McClay, and Mr. Clymer, a committee of the 
House, attending in Council, a conference was held upon the sub- 
ject of a letter from Thomas Smith, Esquire, to .the Comptroller 
General, on the case of Charles Cessna's sureties and accounts. 

A letter from Joseph Stiles, Esquire, solliciting an order upon 
the Treasury in his favor for the sum of eighty pounds ten shil- 
lings, for the purpose of discharging a debt contracted by him on 
the part of the State, was read, and referred to the Comptroller 
General. 

A letter from the Honorable Cadwallader Morris, inclosing a 
memorial from the Commonwealth of M'assachusets to Congress, 
was read. 

A letter from Major James Moore, with its inclosures, was also 
read. 



The Council met at the President's House. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, February 4th, 1781. 

PPtESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, John Boyd, *] 

John McDowell, Isaac Mason, 1 ™ 

George Wall, Jun'r, John! Neville, ^quires. 

Samuel J. Atlee, J 

A petition from Robert Anderson, invalided according to law, 
and now a pensioner upon this State, was r^ead, and an order taken 
that it be referred to the Judges of the Orphans' Court, who are 
requested to report upon it as early as possible. 

Mr. McClay, Mr. Coleman, and Mr. Ciuggage, a committee of 
the House, attending in Council, a conference was had upon the 
subject of opening the land office.. , 



30 MINUTES OF THE 

A draft of a message to the General Assembly was read, adopted 
as follows, and presented by the Secretary : 

A Message from the President and the Supreme Executive Coun- 
cil, to the General Assembly. 

Gentlemen : — Inclosed are the memorial of Mr. John Camp- 
bell, and copies of entries on which his claims and Colonel Charles 
Simms's are founded. 

We intend to write immediately to the government of Virginia, 
for transcripts of the laws of that State relative to the subject, for 
certificates respecting the authenticity of the documents produced 
by Mr. Campbell, and for authenticated copies of all the proceed- 
ings in public offices concerning similar claims. 

In the mean time it appears to us adviseable that the agreement 
should be confirmed by a law, and proper powers be established for 
issuing warrants of survey, hearing and determining controversies, 
and granting patents, in order that the stipulations between the 
two States may be with good faith, carried into full execution. 

JOHN DICKINSON. 

Council Chamber, Philad'a, February 4th, 1784. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, February 5th, 1784. 

present : 

The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, John Boyd, "J 

George Wall, Junior, Isaac Mason, J ™ • • 

John McDowell, John Neville, p S( l uires - 

Samuel J. Atlee, J 

A petition from William McMeen was read, and an order taken 
that the fine of five pounds imposed upon him on conviction of a 
forcible entry, and adjudged to the use of the State, be remitted. 

A letter from De Marcellin and Le Roy, late Lieutenants in the 
Pennsylvania line, was read, and an order taken that their memo- 
rial of the second instant be transmitted to the honorable the Gen- 
eral Assembly. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 31 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, February 6th, 1784. 
present : 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, John Byers, 



George Wall, Jun'r, Isaac Mason, 

John McDowell, Stephen Balliot, and J- Esquires. 

Samuel J. Atlee, John Neville, 

John Boyd, J 

A letter from Charles Thomson, Esquire, inclosing a resolution 
of Congress of the twenty-sixth day of January last, assigning the 
fourth Monday of June next for the purpose of holding a Foederal 
court upon the private right of soil to the Wyoming lands, was 
read, and transmitted to the House of Assembly. 

That part of the corporal punishment which, by sentence of the 
court, was to be inflicted upon John Thompson on Saturday next, 
is hereby remitted. 

Upon the petition of Thomas Charles, now confined in the gaol 
of the city and county of Philadelphia, 

Ordered, That the corporal punishment to which he was sen- 
tenced upon conviction of larceny, be remitted. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, February 7th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
The Hon ? ble James Irvine, John Boyd, 

George Wall, Jun'r, Stephen Balliot, 

John McDowell, Isaac Mason, and 

Samuel J. Atlee, John Neville, 

A committee of the Assembly (Mr. Delany, Mr. Hush, Mr. Hub- 

ly, Mr. Carothers, Mr. McPherson, and Mr. Long) attending in 

Council, a conference was had upon the subject of a late ordinance 

of Congress, by which a Foederal court is to be held for the purpose 

of ascertaining the private right of soil to the lands of Wyoming. 

A letter from Major Moore to Alexander Patterson, Esquire, with 

its inclosures, was laid before Council, and an order taken that it 

be transmitted to the honorable the General Assembly. 



Esquires. 



32 MINUTES OF THE 

On consideration, 
• Ordered, That a commission issue to Henry Shoemaker, Esquire, 
as a Justice of the Peace for the county of Northumberland. 

. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, February 9th, 1784. 

PRESENT : 

The Honorable JAMES EW1NG, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, John Byers, "1 

George Wall, Junior, Isaac Mason, and J -p, 
John M'Dowell, John Neville, requires. 

John Boyd, J 

Two orders were drawn on the Treasurer, as follows, to wit : 

One for four hundred and nineteen pounds eleven 
£419 11 10 shillings and ten pence halfpenny specie, in favor of 
Richard Wallace, Esquire, "out of the monies re- 
maining in the hands of the Naval Officer, anything 
in the resolution of Assembly of the twenty-second 
of September last to the contrary notwithstanding," 
according to resolution of Assembly of the seventh 
instant, being in full of his account for provisions fur- 
nished by him to the .militia on the frontiers. 

And the other for thirty pounds specie, in favor of 
30 the Honorable Samuel J. Atlee, Esquire, on account 
of his wages as Councillor. 
Letters from Major James Moore, Alexander Patterson, Esquire, 
and Captain James Chrystie, of the first, sixth, and seventh in- 
stant. 

A memorial from Afyel Yarington, of Wyoming, and a deposi- 
tion of John Seely, respecting Colonel Jacob Stroud, were read, and 
an order taken that they be transmitted to the General Assembly. 



The Qouncil met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, February 10th, 1784. 
present : 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
The Hon'ble James Irvine, Stephen Balliott, " 

John McDowell, Isaac Mason, and 

George Wall, Junior, John Neville, 
John Boyd, 
On application of John Field, 
Ordered, That John Patten, Samuel Garrigues and Amos Wick- 
crsham, be requested to sit as a Board of Inspection into the state 



Esquires. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 33 

of a quantity of tea lately imported from Amsterdam, in the Para- 
gon ship, Henry Hughes, Master, from Amsterdam, and that they 
make report to this Board, agreeably to law. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of 
Jared Ingersoll, Esquire, for the sum of thiity pounds ^630 
specie, as a fee for his late services in the cause be- 
tween the Commonwealth and Alexander Wilcocks. 



Philadelphia, Wednesday, February 11th, 1784. 
present : 

As yesterday. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, February 12th, 1784. 
present : 
The Honorable JAMES EWING-, Esquire, Vice President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, John Neville, *) 

John. McDowell, John Boyd, | 

George Wall, John Byers, and J>Esquires. 

Samuel J. Atlee, Stephen Balliot, ( 
Isaac Mason, J 

A petition from Matthias Slough, Esquire, in favor of Negro 
Man Isaac, convicted of larceny and sentenced to a fine of thirty 
pounds, &ca., was read, and an order taken that the fine be re- 
mitted. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of 
William Lownes, for the sum of eighteen pounds two £18 2 9 
shillings and nine pence specie, being in full for prin- 
cipal and interest due upon his certificate for a horse 
furnished by him for public use ; to be paid out of the 
fund appropriated by resolution of Assembly of the 
eighth of April, 1782. 

The following reports of the Comptroller General were read and 
approved: 

On the account of Charles Campbell, Esquire, for provisions 
furnished to the militia of Westmoreland county, in the course of 
the year 1777. 

On do. of Samuel Sloan, Esquire, Michael Rough, and James 
Pollock, for the same purpose. 

On do. of Richard Wallace, Esquire, for provisions furnished* 
Captain Stokeley's company and a part of Colonel Lockry's de- 
tachment. 

VOL. XIV. — 3. 



34 MINUTES OF THE 

The petition of Frederick Buzzard, praying that the remaining 
two-thirds of the fine imposed upon him on conviction of a misde- 
meanor, in aiding British prisoners to escape, was read & rejected. 

A deed was examined and signed by His Excellency the Presi- 
dent, to Thomas Bradford, for lots numbered 1551, 1552, 1589 and 
1590, in the city of Philadelphia : Sold for the sum of two hun- 
dred and fifteen pounds, in bills of credit of this State dated the 
twenty-ninth day of April, 1780. Deed dated this day. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, February 13th, 1784. 

PRESENT : 

The Honorable JAMES EW1NG, Esquire, Vice President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Isaac Mason, 

George Wall, Junior, Samuel J. Atlee, 

John McDowell, John Boyd, and 

Stephen Balliott, John Neville. 

Henry Schitz, Esquire, was commissioned a Justice of the Peace 
for the county of Philadelphia, upon a return made agreeably to 
law. 

The Comptroller General's Report upon the account of Cap- 
tain Jacob Fahns,'late of the Flying Camp, was read and approved. 
Three orders were drawn on the Treasurer in favor 

g fl46f of Lieutenants Benjamin Marshall, John Hughes, and 

S i 146f Samuel Morrison, for the sum of one hundred and 

,§ (_146f forty-six dollars and two-thirds specie each, to be paid 
out of the monies remaining in the hands of the Na- 
val officer, anything in the resolution of Assembly of 
22nd of September, 1783, notwithstanding, according 
to resolution of Assembly of January 21st, 1784. 

The petition of Frederick Buzzard, convicted in the county of 
Chester of a misdemeanor, in aiding British prisoners to escape, 
was again considered, and an order taken that the fine due to the 
State be remitted. 

A deed was examined and signed by the Honorable the Yice 
President, to Doctor Andrew Ladlie, for a tract of one hundred 
and twelve acres and one hundred and forty perches of land, situate 
in Macungie township, in the county of Northampton : Seized and 
sold agreeably to law, as the estate late of Henry Steininger, an 
attainted traytor, for the sum of one hundred and sixty pounds ; 
which sums the said Ladlie hath paid to the Agents of Forfeited 
Estates in said county. Deed dated the thirteenth instant. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 35 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, February 14th, 178-1. 

present : 

The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, John Boyd, "1 

George Wall, Jun'r, Isaac Mason, ! ™ , 

John McDowell, Stephen Balliot, and j ™ 
Samuel J. Atlee, John Neville, J 

Two orders were drawn on the Treasurer, to wit : 

One in favor of John Nicholson, Esquire, Comp- State money, 
troller General, for five hundred pounds, State money, £500 
for paying one-third of depreciation, according to act 
of Assembly of the thirteenth of April, 1782. 

And the other in favor of Mr. Griffith Evans, for 
thirty-one pounds five shillings, in full for two months' £31 5 
pay as Clerk to the Comptroller General, ending this 
day. 

A deed was examined and signed by his Excellency the President 
to Doctor Hugh Shiell, for lot number 1715, in the city of Phila- 
delphia : Sold for the sum of two hundred and fifty-five pounds, in 
bills of credit of this State dated the twenty-ninth day of April, 
1780. Deed dated this day. 



The Council met. A20943J3 

Philadelphia, Monday, February 16th, 1784. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Samuel J. Atlee, ~\ 

John McDowell, Stephen Balliott, j 

George Wall, Junior, Isaac Mason, and ^Esquires. 

John Byers, John Neville, 

John Boyd, - J 

Agreeably to the resolution of the Assembly of the fourteenth 
instant, James Wilson and William Bradford, Junior, Esquires, 
were appointed Agents for this Commonwealth in conducting the 
proposed trial for the private right of soil to the lands of Wyo- 
ming. 



36 MINUTES OF THE 

Drafts of letters to the delegates from this State to Congress, 
and to the Executive of the State of New York, were laid before 
Council, and approved. 

Agreeably to the order of Council of the tenth instant, John 
Patton and Samuel Garrigues made report upon the state of fifty- 
one chests of damaged tea imported in the ship Paragon, from 
Amsterdam, Henry Hughes, Master, on which it was 

Resolved, That the Vendue Master of the city be instructed to 
make sale of the aforesaid fifty-one chests of tea for the benefit of 
the under-writers. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, February 17th, 1784. 

present : 

The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, John Boyd, "1 

John McDowell, Isaac Mason, 
George Wall, Junior, Stephen Balliot, and ^-Esq'rs. 
John Byers, John Neville, 

Samuel J. Atlee, J 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of 

£300 Agnes Kennedy, administratrix, and John Grier, and 

Robert Stewart, administrators of William Kennedy, 

late of Bucks county, deceased, for the sum of three 

hundred pounds specie, to be paid to the widow and 

children of said William Kennedy, in six equal shares, 

agreeably to resolution of Assembly of the eighteenth 

of September, 1783. 

Note. — That security was this day entered in the Secretary's 

office, for the faithful application of the said money, according to 

the intent and meaning of the said resolution of Assembly. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the 

£12 Honorable Henry Wynkoop, Esquire, for twelve 

pounds specie, for twelve days' attendance as one of the 

Judges of the High Court of Errors and Appeals, 

agreeably to the Comptroller General's report. 

The petition of Daniel Pettit, convicted of a fraud in the county 

of Bucks, was read, and an order taken that the imprisonment, 

which is a part of the sentence of the Court, be remitted. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 37 



The Council met. 

fc Philadelphia, Wednesday, February 17th, 1784. 

present : 

The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 
The Hon'ble James Irvine, John Boyd, ""| 

John M'Dowell, Samuel J. Atlee, ly 

George Wall, Jun'r, Isaac Mason, and [ "^ 
John Byers, ■ John Neville, J 

The following orders were drawn on the Treasurer, to wit : 

In favor of Frederick Sneider, for the sum of forty 
pounds specie, in full his wages as Doorkeeper and 40 
Messenger to the Honorable Council of Censors, agree- 
ably to the Comptroller General's report of the 17th 
instant,' to be paid according to resolution of Assem- 
bly of the twenty-second of November, 1783. 

In favor of Samuel McConaughy, for thirty pounds 
five shillings, in full for principal and interest due 
upon Robert Riddle's certificate for a horse furnished 80 5 
for public use ; to be paid according to resolution of 
the eighth day of April, 1782. • 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the accounts of Thomas 
Bradford, for printing accounts, and of Doctor Joseph Eaker, for 
medicine and attendance upon Captain Robinson's company of 
Rangers, till October, 1783, were read and approved. 






The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, February 19th, 1784. 

PRESENT : 

The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 
The Hon'ble James Irvine, Samuel J. Atlee, "^| 

John M'Dowell, Isaac Mason, 

George Wall, Jun'r, Sebastian Levan, J>Esq'rs. 

John Boyd, Stephen Balliot, and | 

John Byers, John Neville, J 

The Comptroller General's report on the accounts 
■of Major James Moore, was read and approved, with this 768 16 9 
qualification : that the commission charged upon the 
expenditures in equipping the corps, be deducted, and 
that an order be drawn for the balance, being seven 
hundred and sixty-eight pounds sixteen shillings and 
nine pence specie, in favor of Lieutenant John Arm- 
strong, agreeably to Major Moore's order. 



38 MINUTES OF THE 

On consideration, 
8 ^Ordered, That Robert Bell, Esquire, of Fayette county, be ap- 
pointed Lieutenant of the said county, and that a commission issue 
accordingly. ,» 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, February 20th, 1784. 

present : 

The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 

The Hon'ble James Irvine, Stephen Balliott,") 

George Wall, Jun'r, John Boyd, 
John M'Dowell, Sebastian Levan, J> Esquires. 

John Byers, Isaac Mason, and | 

Samuel J. Atlee, John Neville. J 

The Comptroller's report on the account of Josiah Woods, for 
shovels furnished the militia of this State, in 1777, was read and 
approv'd. 

A letter from Governor Harrison, inclosing a resolution of the 
Virginia House of Delegates, was read and transmitted to the Gene- 
ral Assembly. 

A resolution of Congress, of November 1st, 1783, was also read 
and transmitted to the General Assembly. 

Arthur St. Clair, Esquire, and Mr. John Mease, attending in 
Council, produced an extract from the minutes of the House, by 
which it appears that he, Mr. St. Clair, was, on the nineteenth in- 
stant, appointed Vendue Master for this city ; and that he, Mr. 
Mease, was, on the same day, appointed Vendue Master for the 
district of Southwark, praying to know what obligation they are 
respectively to come under for the faithful discharge of the above- 
mentioned appointments. Upon which it was 

Ordered, That Messieurs John Patton and David Lennox be 

accepted as the sureties of Mr. St. Clair, under bond of twenty 

thousand pounds, and that Messieurs John Barclay, James Mease, 

and Matthew Mease be accepted as the sureties of Mr. John Mease, 

under bonds of the same sum. Bonds were executed accordingly. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer for the sum of 

£45 4 11 forty-five pounds four shillings and eleven pence specie, 

in favor of Captain Thomas Stokeley, being the ballance 

due for retained rations, agreeably to the Comptroller's 

report. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, February 21st, 1784. 

PRESENT : 

The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 

The Hon'ble James Irvine, Samuel J. Atlee,"^ 

George Wall, Jun'r, Isaac Mason, and ( -^ , 

John^ M'Dowell, John Neville, f ^ rS ' 
i Stephen Balliott, J 

The following reports of the Comptroller General were read and 
approved : 

Upon the accounts of Captain Thomas Stokely, of the West- 
moreland County Rangers, for recruiting and pay of said Rangers. 

Upon the accounts of Lieutenant John Cummins of said company, 
for the same. 

Upon the accounts of Robert Culbertson, Waggon Master of 
Cumberland county, for his pay, and that of his assistants. 

Upon the accounts of the Wardens of the port of Philadelphia, 
for disbursements towards removing the chevaux-de-frize. 

And an order was drawn on the Treasurer in their 
favor, for one hundred and thirty-nine pounds and nine. £139 0- 9 
pence specie, ballance due to them upon the said ac- 
count, to be paid according to resolution of Assembly 
dated the twenty-fourth day of September, 1783. 

Upon the certificate of William Maffet, for a mare 
furnished for public use. 

And an order was drawn on the Treasurer for twenty- 
seven pounds four shillings and three pence State mo- 27 4 3 
ney, in full for . principal and interest due upon the 
same, in favor of Jonas Hartzell, assignee of said 
Maffet, to be paid according to resolution of Assembly 
dated the eighth day of April, 1782. 

A draft of a message to the Honorable the General Assembly 
was read, adopted, as follows, and presented by the Secretary : 

A message from the President and the Supreme Executive 
Council to the General Assembly. 

Gentlemen: — It appears to us that the acts respecting the elec- 
tion of Justices of the Peace do not extend to the case where the 
office expires, and, therefore, a new law seems necessary at the 
present sessions. 

If this should be your opinion, it may be proper to take into con- 
sideration the answers of the Judges of the Supreme Court to 



40 MINUTES OF THE 

some questions proposed by us, and which we laid before the Gen- 
eral Assembly last year. 

JOHN DICKINSON. 
Council Chamber, > 

Philadelphia, February the twenty-first, 1784. 3 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, February 23d, 1784. 

pPwESENt: 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Stephen Balliott, >j 

George Wall, Junior, John Neville, and I t? 

John McDowell, Isaac Mason, \ ^ 
John Boyd, 

On consideration, 

Resolved, That each of the Commisssioners to be appointed to 
hold a treaty with the Indians claiming the unpurchased territory 
within the acknowledged limits of this State, be allowed for every 
day they shall be employed in that business, the sum of forty-five 
shillings, being the pay allowed to a delegate from this State to 
Congress. 

The Council proceeded to the appointment of Commissioners to 
hold a treaty with the Indians claiming the unpurchased territory 
within the acknowledged limits of this State, pursuant to resolu- 
tion of the General Assembly of the twenty-fifth of September, 
1783, and the ballots being taken, it appeared that the Honorable 
Samuel John Atlee, Esquire, William Maclay and Francis John- 
ston, Esquires, were duly chosen. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 41 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, February 24th, 1784. 
present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, John Boyd, 



Esquires. 



George Wall, Junior, Sebastian Levan, 

John McDowell, Isaac Mason, and 

John Byers, John Neville, 

The following orders were drawn on the Treasurer, to wit : 

In favor of William Weatherby, for two pounds 
ten shillings, in full for his bounty as a soldier inliste4 £2 10 
in the year 1777, to be paid out of the monies arising 
from the class tax. 

And in favor of John Rose, Esquire, for the sum of 
one hundred pounds specie, for his wages as Secretary 100 
to the Honorable the Council of Censors 'till the 
twenty-first ins Wit, to be paid according to resolution 
of Assembly of the twenty-second of November, 
1783. 

1b favor of Captain James Chrystie, for fifty pounds, 
to be paid to Major James Moore, for the purpose of 50 
discharging some unavoidable contingent expences of 
the Wyoming garrison, to be paid according to reso- 
lution of Assembly of the twenty-second of Septem- 
ber, 1783. 

In favor of the Honorable John Montgomery, Es- 
quire, for sixty-three pounds eight shillings, in full 63 8 
for attendance in Congress 'till the twentieth instant. 

The reports of the Comptroller General upon the following ac- 
counts were read, and approved, vizt : 

Of Ensign William Cooper of Captain Stbkely's company of 
Rangers in Westmoreland county, for recruiting j of sundry per- 
sons ia Lancaster county for arms furnished for the public use ; 
of do. for waggon cloths furnished as aforesaid. 

The Council took into consideration the case of James Roach, 
convicted of burglary, now confined in the gaol of the city and 
county of Philadelphia; and thereupon, 

Ordered, That the said James Roach be pardoned. 

A petition from William Perkins was read and rejected. 

It was agreed, That Council will, on to-morrow, proceed to the 
appointment of a third Judge of the Supreme Court,. in the room 
of John Evans, Esquire, deceased. 



42 . MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, February 25th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esq'r, President. 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Sebastian Levan,"*| 

George Wall, Junior, John Boyd, 
John McDowell, John Byers, J>Esq'rs. 

Samuel J. Atlee, Isaac Mason, and 1 
Stephen Balliott, John Neville, J 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of 
^100 Charles Wilson Peale, for one hundred pounds specie, 
according to resolution of Assembly of the second 
of Decembejr, 1783, he to be accountable. 

Alexander Boyd, Esquire, offered to Council William Richards 
and Robert Smith, of Philadelphia, as sureties for the faithful per- 
formance of the duties of his office of Auctioneer for the North- 
ern Liberties, which the Council approved, and a bond was accord- 
ingly executed. 

Agreeably to the order of yesterday, Council proceeded to the 
appointment of a third Judge of the Supreme Court, and the bal- 
lots being taken, it appeared that there were six votes for George . 
Bryan and six votes for Jacob Rush, Esquires, so the question was 
lost. 

Upon the question, u shall Jacob Rush be a Judge of the Su- 
preme Court V there were eight yeas and four nays. 

Upon the question, " shall Jacob Rush be the third Judge of 
the Supreme Court f" the Council were equally divided, there 
being six yeas and six nays. 

Upon the question, " shall George Bryan be the third Judge of 
the Supreme Court V the Council were equally divided, there 
being six yeas and six nays. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 4S 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, February 26th, 1784. 
present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, Sebastian Levan, ^ 

George Wall, Jun'r, John Neville, 
Samuel J. Atlee, John Byers, V Esquires. 

John Boyd, John M'Dowell, and | 

Isaac Mason, Stephen Balliot, J 

The Council took into consideration the case of Timothy Grover, t; 
and Mary Grover, the younger, convicted of arson and now con- 
fined in the gaol of the county of Lancaster; and thereupon, 

Order ed. That the said Timothy Grover, and Mary Grover the 
younger, be pardoned. 

The case of Nathan Bunting, convicted of the like offence, and ' 
now confined in the gaol of the county of Bucks, was also consid- 
ered, and an order taken that the said Nathan Bunting be par- 
doned. 

Upon the petition of Arthur French, convicted of an assault in 
the county of Philadelphia; it was, 

Ordered, That the fine adjudged to be paid to the use of the 
State by the said Arthur French, be remitted. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of 
the Honorable Isaac Mason, for the sum of forty- £i7 15 
seven pounds fifteen shillings specie, in full for his 
wages as Councillor 'till this day, inclusively, and his 
mileage. 

A letter from his Excellency the President of Congress of the 
twentieth instant, inclosing an account of the States unrepresented, 
and the exequator or notification of the quality of the SieUr De 
Marbois, as Consul of France for this State, and Consul General 
for the United States, was read and filed. 

The Council again proceeded to the appointment of a third 
Judge of the Supreme Court in the room of John Evans, Esquire, 
deceased. 

Upon which Jacob Kush, Esquire, was chosen by a majority of 
votes ; and it was, 

Ordered, That a commission issue accordingly. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of 
William Honeyman, for seventeen pounds eleven £Y1 11 11 
shillings and eleven pence specie, to replace an order 
for the like sum granted to him the fourteenth day of 
April last, which has been lost, as appears by his affi- 
davit produced to Council, being for one year's interest 
due the tenth of April, 1782, on his depreciation cer- 
tificate,- to be paid out of the monies arising from 
excise. 



44 MINUTES OF THE 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, February 27th, 1784. 
present: 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Hon'ble James Irvine, John Byers, 



Esquires. 



George Wall, Jun'r, John Boyd, 
John McDowell, Sebastian Levan, 
Samuel John Atlee, John Neville, 

Two orders were drawn on the Treasurer for thir- 
£13 9 11 teen pounds nine shillings and eleven pence, State 
money, in full for principal and interest due upon two 
certificates to Thomas Jordan, for provisions fur- 
nished for public use, to be paid acording to resolu- 
tion of Assembly dated the eighth of April, 1782. 
The Comptroller's report upon the account of Thomas Stoke ley, 
Esquire, Captain of the Westmoreland county Rangers, for his ex- 
pences in coming to Philadelphia to settle his accounts, was read, 
and not approved. 

Two orders were drawn on the Naval Officer, in 
^6187 10 favor of Lieutenants Le Roy and De Marcellm, for 
187 10 five hundred dollars each, to be deducted out of their 
pay due by the United States, according to resolution 
of the General Assembly of the 25th instant, to be 
paid out of monies from the impost laws. 
A petition from John Young, Junior, was read. 
A draft of a message to the General Assembly was read, adopted 
as follows, and presented by the Secretary : 

A Message from the President and the Supreme Executive Coun- 
cil to the General Assembly : 

Gentlemen : — It was our intention to lay before you, early in 
this session, as exact an estimate as could at present be formed of 
the debts due by the State, which we desired the Comptroller Gene- 
ral to prepare. The multiplicity of business in his office, and some 
difficulties that occurred, occasioned a considerable 

An abstract of demands against confiscated estates has been al- 
ready delivered to a committee of your Honorable House. 

These cases call for immediate attention, that justice may be 
done to the innocent suiFerers. We now inclose a list of the sums 
payable on other accounts that have been settled, and we are per- 
suaded that several of these creditors are distressed by not receiv- 
ing the monies due to them. It is probable that a great number 
of similar accounts will be exhibited. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 45 

The memorial of Harman Courier, being connected with this 
subject, will be herewith delivered. 

JOHN DICKINSON. 
Council Chamber, Philadelphia, February 27th, 1784. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, February 28th, 1784, 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Hon'ble James Irvine, John Boyd, 



Esquire 



George Wall, Jun'r, Stephen Balliott, & 
John McDowell, John Neville, 
John Byers, 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of John Erwin, 

for the sum of sixty-six pounds nine shillings and six pence, State 

money, in full for principal and interest due upon his certificate for 

a horse furnished for public use, to be paid according to resolution 

■of Assembly dated the eighth of April, 1782. 

Jacob Cooke, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned a Jus- 
jtice of the Peace for the county of Lancaster, upon a return made 
■agreeably to law. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, March 1st, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Hon'ble James Irvine, John Boyd, *) 

George Wall, Jun'r, Stephen Balliott, & '. „ 
John M'Dowell, John Neville, ^squires. 

John Byers, J 

A draft of a message to the General Assembly was read, adopted 
as follows, and presented by the Secretary : 

A Message from the President and the Supreme Executive Coun- 
cil to the General Assembly : 

Gentlemen : — In pursuance of the resolution of the General 
Assembly of the twenty-fifth of last September, we have appointed 
Samuel John Atlee, William McClay, and Francis Johnston, Es- 



46 MINUTES OF THE 

quires, Commissioners to hold a treaty with the Indians claiming 
the unpurchased territory within the acknowledged limits of this 
State, for the purpose of purchasing the same. 

In an affair of so much importance, we should be glad to know 
whether it is the sense of your HoDorable House that the Commis- 
sioners of this State should hold a treaty for the purpose before 
mentioned, if any circumstance should prevent Congress from 
holding a convention with the Indians residing in the northern and 
middle departments, as such a separate treaty must be attended 
with a very great expence to this Commonwealth, and the measure 
involves considerations of much moment. 

JOHN DICKINSON. 

Council Chamber, ) 

Philadelphia, March the 1st, 1784 } 

The following orders were drawn on the Treasurer, to wit : 

In favor of the Hon'ble John McDowell, Esquire, for twenty- 
five pounds seven shillings and six pence specie, in full for his wa- 
ges as Councillor 'till the twenty-ninth of February, 1784, inclu- 
sively. 

In favor of the Honorable Stephen Balliot, Esquire, for the sum 
of twenty-five pounds seven shillings and six pence, in full for his 
wages as Councillor 'till the twenty-ninth of February, 1784, in- 
clusively. 

General Irvine attended the President as a member of the Board 
of Property. 



The Council met 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 2nd, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, Preaidentc 
The Honorable James Irvine, Stephen Balliott, 

John McDowell, John Byers, and 

George Wall, John Boyd, 

The following orders were drawn on the Treasurer, to wit : 
In favor of Frederick Sneider, for twenty pounds two shillings 
and six pence, in full of his account as Door-keeper to Council, and 
contingents, to the 29th of February, 1784, inclusively. 

In favor of the Honorable John Byers, Esquire, for eighty-five 
pounds specie, in full for his services at this Board, and his mile- 
age 'till this day, inclusively. 

In favor of the Honorable George Wall, junior, Esquire, for 
fifty-two pounds ten shillings specie, for his services in Council Hill 
the twenty-ninth ult., inclusively. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 47 

In favor of John Nicholson, Esquire, Comptroller General, for 
five hundred pounds, State money, for paying one-third of depre- 
ciation of pay to the Pennsylvania line, according to act of Assem- 
bly dated the thirteenth of April, 1782. 

On application of Scriba, Scropple, and Starman, of the city of 
Philadelphia, Merchants, 

Ordered, That Owen Jonas, junior, Leonard Jacoby, and Stephen 
Austin, be requested to sit as a Board of Inspection into the state of 
certain goods, wares, and merchandize, lately imported in the ship 
King of Prussia, Inse Douwes, Master, from Amsterdam, and that 
they make report to this Board on oath or affirmation, according to 
act of Assembly dated the first day of March, 1780. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, March 3rd, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, John Byers, "} 

John McDowell, John Neville, - I E . 
George Wall, jun'r, John Boyd, and J * 
Stephen Balliott, Samuel J. Atlee, j 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Adminis- 
trators of William Kennedy, deceased, William Hart, Jesse Bri- 
tain, Philip Kincle, William Smith, James Davis, John Kelly, 
Samuel Hart, John Shaw, John Kiche, David Edwards, John Tho- 
mas, and Jonathan Hutsman, for the sum of one hundred pounds 
specie, agreeably to the proclamation of the President and Council, 
bearing date the twenty-sixth day of July, 1783, for apprehending 
and securing Moses Doan, an attainted traytor. 

As it appears upon a review of the several districts into which 
the county of Philadelphia has been divided for the more conveni- 
ent election of Justices of the Peace, that the late election of Henry 
Schitz has been irregular, 

Ordered, That the said Henry Schitz, Christian Steer, and Bal- 
ser Heydric, Inspectors, and Joseph McClean and Andrew B,ed- 
heffer, Assistant Judges, be required to "give their attendance at 
this Board on Wednesday the tenth instant, and that the Sheriff of 
the city and county of Philadelphia be requested to communicate 
this notice as early as possible. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable 
Samuel J. Atlee, Esquire, for seven pounds five shillings, ballance 
of his account for attendance in Council 'till the fourth instant, in- 
clusively. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Executors 
of John Evans, Esquire, deceased, for twenty-six pounds five pounds 



48 MINUTES OF THE 



* 



specie, in full for his wages as a member of the Council of 
Censors, to be paid according to resolution of Assembly of the 
twenty-fourth of November, 1783. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, March the 4th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Stephen Balliot, 



} 



John M'Dowell, John Boyd, y Esquires. 

John Byers, George Wall, 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Captain Thomas 
Stokely, for thirty pounds specie, beiDg two months' pay advanced 
to him on account, to be paid out of the fund appropriated to the 
frontier defence. 

Agreeably to the order of Council of the second instant, Owen 
Jones, jun'r, Leonard Jacobi, and Stephen Austin, reported upon the 
state of certain goods, wares, and merchandize, lately imported in the 
ship King of Prussia, Inse Douwes, Master, from Amsterdam; 
upon which it was 

Ordered, That the Auctioneer of the city of Philadelphia be 
instructed to make sale of the said goods, wares, & merchandize, 
for the benefit of the under writers. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, March 5th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, John Boyd, 

John McDowell, Stephen Balliot, 

John Byers, George Wall, jun'r, 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of John Boyd, 
for twenty-five pounds seven shillings and six pence, for attendance 
in Council 'till the twenty-ninth of February, 1784, inclusive. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 49 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, March 6th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, John Boyd, 

John McDowell, Stephen Balliott, c& 

John Byers, George Wall, jun'r. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Major Thomas 
Church, for fifteen pounds specie, in full for bounty paid to John 
Close and John Spalding, to be paid out of the class tax. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, March 8th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Hon'ble James Irvine, John Boyd, 

John M'Dowell, Stephen Balliott, 

John Byers, George Wall, Jun'r. 

A petition from Andrew Carson was read. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favour of Leonard 
Broom, Jonathan Trickell, William Nichols, and Daniel Cross, for 
twelve pounds, to be paid out of the six hundred pounds appro- 
priated by resolution of Assembly of the second day of December, 
1783, for erecting a triumphal arch. 

The petition of Joseph Dorvil, now confined in the new gaol, was 
read and rejected. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 9 th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Hon'ble James Irvine, John McDowell, 

John Boyd, John Byers, [- Esquires. 

George Wall, Jun'r. Stephen Balliott, 
VOL. XIV. — 4, 



50 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, March 10th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire,President. 

The Hon'ble James Irvine, Stephen Balliott, ~) 

George Wall, Junior, John Byers, and I Esquires. 
John McDowell, , John Boyd, J 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of John Nichol- 
son, Esquire, Comptroller General, for five hundred pound*, State 
money, for paying one-third of depreciation, agreeably to the act of 
Assembly passed the thirteenth of April, 1782. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of Lieutenant 
Clarke, for his pay while a prisoner, was read and approved. 

Upon the petition of William Trickett, convicted of counterfeit- 
ing money of base metal in likeness of genuine British half pence, 
in the county of Philadelphia, it was 

Ordered, That the fine adjudged to be paid to the use of the 
State be remitted. 

Upon the petition of George Davis and William Connor, con- 
victed of horse stealing in the county of Philadelphia, it was 

Ordered, That the cropping, which is a part of the sentence of 
the court, be remitted. 

Upon the petition of Mary Stein, in favor of Hans Stein, con- 
victed of larceny in the county of Lancaster, it was 

Ordered, That the fine adjudged to be paid by the said Hans 
Stein to the use of the State be remitted. 

Passes were granted to Peter Musselman and Benjamin Heer, of 
the county of Lancaster, to go to Europe and to return again. 

Agreeably to the order of this Board of the third instant, Henry 
Schitz, Christian Steer, and Baltzer Heydric, Inspectors, and Joseph 
McClean and Andrew Redheffer, assistant Judges of an election for 
Justices, held for Springfield aud Whitemarsh townships, in Phila 
delphia county, attended, and were examined touching the said 
election, and the said Henry Schitz was directed to return the com- 
mission received from this Board, which he promised to do. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, March 11th, 1784. 
present : 
As yesterday. 






SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 51 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, March 12th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Stephen Balliott, 

George Wall, Junior, John Boyd, 

John McDowell, John Byers. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the American 
Philosophical Society, held at Philadelphia, for promoting useful 
knowledge, for the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds, for the 
purpose of encouraging agriculture and commerce, by enabling that 
learned body to obtain such discoveries as have been made in Eu- 
rope and other countries, according to resolution of the General 
Assembly of the sixteenth of February, 1784. 

In favor of Frederick Doerch, for seven pounds ten shillings 
specie, for carrying dispatches from Council to the. counties of Lan- 
caster, Cumberland, and York, from the beginning of the year 
1782 'till the present time. 

A letter from his Excellency the President of Congress, of the 
sixth of March, 1781, inclosing a copy of the petition to Congress 
from the settlers at Wyoming under Connecticut, and resolution of 
Congress appointing the place of meeting of the Indian Commis- 
sioners, was read and transmitted to the General Assembly. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, March 13th, 1784. 

PRESENT I 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President 
The Hon'ble James Irvine, Stephen Balliott, 



I 



George Wall, Jun'r, John Boyd, and [> Esquires. 
John McDowell, John Byers, 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Adam Fleck, 
for thirty-eight pounds three shillings, State money, in full for 
principal and intest due upon his certificate for a sorrel mare fur- 
nished to the public use, to be paid according to resolution of As- 
sembly, dated the 8th of April, 1782. 



52 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, March 15th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency the President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, John Boyd, "J 

George Wall, Junior, John Byers, . t Esquires. 
John McDowell, Stephen Balliott, J 

On consideration, 

Ordered, That warrants be drawn on the Treasurer in favor of 
William Bradford, Jun'r, Jonathan Dickinson Serjeant, and John 
Coxe, Esquires, for the sum of fifty pounds each, being allowed 
them for ther services as attorneys for the Commonwealth in the 
cause between Baron Hurst and company & the State. 

Sharp Delany, Esquire, appointed by the General Assembly to 
be Collector of the Port of Philadelphia, attending in Council, the 
oath of office was administered to him in due form, and he offered 
Anthony Wayne and Thomas Robinson, Esquires, as sureties for 
the faithful performance of the office aforesaid, which the Council 
approved, and a bond was executed accordingly. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable 
Edward Hand, Esquire, for seventy-nine pounds seventeen shillings, 
in full for his attendance in Congress 'till the ninth day of Feb- 
ruary last, and his mileage. 
On consideration, 

Ordered, That the State Treasurer be requested to furnish 
Council with a list of names of purchasers of city lots who have not 
compleated their payments, specifying the principal sums, the sums 
paid, and the deficiencies. 

The letter from his Excellency Thomas Mifflin, Esquiro, Presi- 
dent of Congress, of the six instant, inclosing the resolution of 
Congress of the fifth, was transmitted to the General Assembly. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 16th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Hon'ble James Irvine, John Byers, ") 

George Wall, junior, John Boyd, I Esquires. 

John McDowell, Stephen Balliott, J 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 53 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, March 17th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Hon'ble James Irvine, John Byers, 

George Wall, Junior, John Boyd, 
John McDowell, Mr. Balliott, 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable 
Francis Hopkinson, Esquire, for the sum of ninety-one pounds 
twelve shillings specie, ballance of his account for his salary a3 
Judge in the Court of Admiralty, and in the Admiralty Sessions, 
and for his pay as one of the Judges of the High Court of Errors 
and Appeals, 'till the thirteenth instant, inclusively, agreeably to 
the Comptroller's report of the fifteenth instant. 

Mr. McClay, Mr. Carothers, and Mr. Woods, a committee from 
the General Assembly, attending in Council, a conference was had 
on the subject of withdrawing the garrison from Wyoming. 

The petition of Andrew Carson was read, and referred to the 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, March 18th, 1784. 
present: 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 



J 



The Hon'ble James Irvine, John Boyd, 

George Wall, Jun'r, John Byers, \~ Esquires, 

John M'Dowell, . Stephen Balliott, 

The Comptroller's report upon a re-settlement of the account of 
John Hannum and Thomas Levis, Esquires, agents of Confiscated 
Estates in the county of Chester, agreeably to resolution of Assem- 
bly of the day of was read & approved. 



54 MINUTES OF THE 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, March 19 th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esq'r, President. 

The Hon'ble James Irvine, Sebastian Levan, "") 

John M'Dowell, John Boyd, I Esquires. 

George Wall, Jun'r, John Byers, J 

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, Esquire, was commissioned a 
Justice of the Peace, in & for the county of Philadelphia, upon a 
return made agreeably to law, for the district composed of the 
townships of Skippack, Perkioman, New Providence, and Lime- 
rick. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Josiah Wood, 
for forty pounds specie, out of the monies arising from the one per 
cent, impost, he to be accountable, agreeably to resolution of the 
General Assembly of the eighteenth day of March, 1784, in part 
of his account for shovels. 

Ordered, That the Secretary of the Land Office be directed to 
deliver to Samuel J. Atlee, William Maclay, and Francis Johnston, 
Esquires, Commissioners for holding a treaty with the Indians, or 
either of them, such Indian deeds and other papers of his office, as 
the said Commissioners may think necessary, the better to enable 
them to proceed in said business, and that he take a receipt for the 
same. 

A letter from the merchants of Philadelphia, of this day, was 
received and read. 

The following orders were drawn on the Treasurer, vizt : 

In favor of Thomas Bradford, for eighty-one pounds fourteen 
shillings specie, in full of his account for public printing. 

In favor of James Mercer, for thirty-three pounds eighteen shil- 
lings and five pence, and forty-eight pounds eight shillings and 
eight pence, State money, in full of two certificates for horses fur- 
nished for public use, to be paid according to resolution of the eighth 
day of April, 1782. 

Alexander McClean, John Gaddis, and James Findley, Esqr's, 
were commissioned Justices of the Peace for the county of Fayette, 
upon a return made agreeably to law, for the town of Union, and 
a dedimus potcstatem was issued to Alexander McClean and 
Ephraiin Douglass, Esquires, of the said county. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 55 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, March 20th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President.' 
The Hon'ble James Irvine, John Byers, 






George Wall, Junior, John Boyd, [-Esquires. 

John McDowell, 

An order was drawn on Treasurer in favor of Griffith Evans, for 
fifteen pounds twelve shillings and six pence specie, in full for one 
months' salary, ending the fourteenth instant, assisting the Comp- 
troller General in the duties of his office. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of John Ha- 
zlewood, Esquire, Commissioner of Purchases in the city of Phila- 
delphia, was read, approved, and an order directed to issue in favor 
of the said John Hazlewood, for the sum of eight hundred and 
twenty-three pounds fifteen shillings and three farthings, State 
money, upon his paying into the Treasury one hundred and thirty- 
two pounds specie, being the ballance found to be due to the State. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, March 22nd, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, John Boyd, 

George Wall, Junior, Stephen Balliott, and 

John McDowell, Sebastian Levan. 
John Byers, 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Mr. Griffith 
Owen, for twenty-seven pounds seventeen shillings and six penes 
specie, in full for his services in taking care of the State House 
clock for one year, ending the fourth day of March, 1784, and 
cash paid for a new pair of lines. 

Ordered, That the Secretary inform Griffith Owen that he is 
now discharged from any farther care of said clock, and that he 
deliver up the key of tlie same to the Door-keeper of this Board. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of James Gamble, 
late Lieutenant of the Artillery regiment, for one hundred pounds, 
in part of the pay due to him, for which he is to account, agreeably 
.to, resolution of Assembly of this day. 



56 MINUTES OF THE 






The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 23rd, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN" DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Mr. Balliott, 

Gsorge Wall, Jun'r, John Byers, 

John McDowell, John Boyd. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Hon'ble 
John Montgomery, Esquire, for sixty-five pounds five shillings 
specie, in full for his wages as a delegate from this State to Con- 
gress, 'till the twenty-second instant. 

Ordered, That the Secretary request the attendance of the Com- 
missioners for running the boundary line between this State and 
that of Virginia, on Saturday next, at eleven o'clock, to confer 
with Council on that business. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, March 24th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Trvine, John Byers, 



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George Wall, Junior, John Boyd, y Esquires. 
John McDowell, 

A deed was examined and signed by the President to John Bar- 
clay for a tract of land containing one hundred and fifty one acres 
and eighty perches, situate in Penn township, in the county of 
Northampton : Seized according to law, as the forfeited estate of 
Yj[m. Thomas, an attainted traitor, and sold for fifty-seven pounds. 
Deed dated the twenty-second instant. 

A letter was Written to the Delegates of Pennsylvania in Con- 
gress, on the subject of running the boundary line between this 
State and Virginia. 

The account of Francis Spencer, amounting to seventeen pounds 
ten shillings, for thirty-five days writing — entering letters from 
Council, certificates from the Receiver General's office, transcribing 
letters and other papers, was presented and read ; and 

Ordered, That the same be paid out of the fees received by the 
Secretary. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 57 

A draft of a proclamation being laid before the Board, was read 
and adopted, as follows, vizt : 

A PROCLAMATION. 

By the President and the Supreme Executive Council of the Com- 
monwealth of Pennsylvania : 

Whereas, By an inquest held before Samuel Dean, Esquire, 
one of the Justices of the Peace in and for the county of Phila- 
delphia, it appears that Richard Marple, yeoman, late of Moore- 
land township, in the said county, was, while in the prosecution of 
his lawful business, between the hours of two in the afternoon of the 
fifteenth and two in the afternoon of the sixteenth of this present 
month, killed and murdered at his dwelling house, by some un- 
known person or persons : 

And whereas, It is of the utmost importance to the lives of the 
good people of this State, and a due execution of the laws, that 
the perpetrators of a crime so horrid should be brought to condign 
and exemplary punishment ; we have, therefore, thought proper to 
issue this proclamation, hereby engaging that the -public reward of 
fifty pounds in specie, shall be paid to any person or persons who 
shall apprehend and secure the perpetrator or perpetrators of the 
said murder, to be paid on conviction for the same : and we do 
hereby charge and require all Judges, Justices, Sheriffs, and Con- 
stables, to make diligent search and inquiry after, and to use their 
utmost endeavours to apprehend and secure the perpetrator or per- 
petrators of the said murder, their aiders, abettors, and comforters, 
and every of them, so that they may be dealt with according to 
law. 
driven under the hand of his Excellency the President and the 

seal of the State, at Philadelphia, this twenty-fourth day of 

March, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred 

and eighty -four. 

JOHN DICKINSON. 

Attest :— -John Armstrong, iun'r, Secretary. ' 

GOD SAVE THE COMMONWEALTH. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, March 25th, 1784, 
present : 
His Excellency the President. 
The Honorable the Vice President. 

James Irvine, Stephen Balliott, 

John McDowell, John Byers, and \» Esq'rs. 

George Wall, jun'r, John Boyd, 



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58 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, March 26th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, . Stephen Balliot, 

John McDowell, John Boyd, 

George Wall, John Byers. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of James Muir, 
for four pounds one shilling and three pence, in full of his account 
for a blank book, and binding laws and Minutes of Assembly. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Caleb Way, for 
sixty pounds nineteen shillings and two pence, State money, in full 
for principal and interest due upon his certificate for a horse fur- 
nished for public use, to be paid according to resolution of Assem- 
bly dated the eighth of May, 1782. 

The Comptroller's report upon the account of Samuel Beeler, for 
provisions furnished to the VVashington county militia, was read 
and approved 

Ordered, That the Wardens of the Port of Philadelphia be re- 
quested to meet Council on Monday next at eleven o'clock, to con- 
fer with Council on business respecting the removal of Chevaux 
de frize, and the improvement of the navigation in the river and 
bay of Delaware. 

A report from the Treasurer of the names of purchasers of city 
lots who have not completed their payments, with the sums unpaid, 
was received and read; upon which it was 

Ordered, That the Attorney General be requested to attend 
Council to confer with them thereon. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, March 27th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, John Byers, ~) 

George Wall, jun'r, John Boyd, and t Esquires. 

John McDowell, Stephen Balliott, J 

The report from the Treasurer of the State of the purchasers of 
dty lots who have not compleatcd their payments, with the princi- 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 59 

pal sums, and the sums unpaid, was again read, and the Council 
having conferred with the Attorney General thereon ; it was 

Ordered, That the Treasurer publish, in two of the newspapers 
of this city, a list of the said persons, calling upon each of them 
to pay to them the sums respectively due by them, on or before the 
tenth day of April next ; and that he inform them that after the 
said day the money already paid will be forfeited, and a new sale 
directed for such lots as shall not then be fully paid for, agreeably 
to the terms of sale under which the persons aforesaid became pur- 
chasers. 

The Commissioners for running the boundary line between this* 
State and that of Virginia attended, and the Council agreed that 
each of the Commissioners aforesaid be allowed the sum of forty- 
five shillings per day for every day they shall actually be employed 
in said business, and that they be furnished with the necessary pro- 
visions at the places of operation. 

A petition from Henry Schitz was read and dismissed. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, March 29th, 1784. 
present t 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President 
The Honorable James Irvine, John Boyd, ) 

George Wall, junior, John Byers, and \ Esq'rs. 
John McDowell, Stephen Balliot, } 

Upon the petition of Samuel Clindal, convicted of counterfeit- 
ing of money of base and mixed melals, in likeness of genuine 
British half pence, W 

Ordered, That the fine adjudged to be paid to the use of the 
State by the said Samuel Clindell, be remitted. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Adam Orth, 
Esquire, for fifty-two pounds four shillings and nine pence, State 
money, in full for principal and interest due on Frederick Herges' 
certificate for a black mare furnished for public use, to be paid ac- 
cording to resolution of Assembly of the eighth of April, 1782. 



60 MINUTES OF THE 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 30th, 1784. 

► PRESENT I 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, John Boyd, 



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John McDowell, John Byers, and ^Esq'rs. 

George Wall, junior, Stephen Balliott, 

The Comptroller's reports upon the accounts of Daniel Levan, 
junior, Prothonotary of the county of Berks, for the tax arising 
from writs, and of Matthew Ritchie, Esquire, late Sub-Lieutenant 
of the county of Washington, were read and approved. 

The Council took into consideration the allowance to be made to 
the Commissary to attend the Commissioners for running the line be- 
tween this State and the State of Virginia, for his services in pur- 
chasing the articles contained in the list of necessaries, procuring 
provisions at the places of operation, hiring necessary labourers, 
&ca; upon which it was 

Ordered, That he be allowed ten shillings per day for every day 
he shall be actually employed in said business ; also, the necessary 
provisions for himself, and forage for his horse. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, March 31st, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, John Boyd, 

George Wall, Jun'r, John Byers, 

John McDowell, Stephen Balliott. 

Henry Schitz attended in Council and surrendered and resigned 
his commission as a Justice of the Peace and of the Common Pleas 
for the county of Philadelphia, the same having been irregularly 
obtained. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 61 

„ A draft of a message to the General Assembly was read, adopted 
as follows, and presented by the Secretary : 

A message from the President and Council to the General As- 
sembly. 

Gentlemen : — The late inundation having reduced many of the 
inhabitants at Wyoming to great distress, we should be glad if your 
Honorable House would be pleased to make some immediate pro- 
vision for their relief. 

JOHN DICKINSON. 

Council Chamber, Philadelphia, March 31st, 1784. 

On application of Messieurs Coxe and Frazier, 
Ordered, That George Henry, John Donnaldson, and John 
McKim, be requested to inspect a quantity of merchandize imported 
in the schooner Coxe, and that they make report to this Board, 
agreeably to act of Assembly passed the second day of March, 
1780. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Frederick 
Sneider, for the sum of nineteen pounds eighteen shillings and 
seven pence specie, in full for his wages as ■ Door-keeper /till 
this, inclusively, and cash paid for fire wood, &ca., for the use of 
Council. 

The Comptroller General's reports in favor of the follow- 
ing officers and soldiers, were read and approved, and an order 
drawn for the interest due to each on the tenth day of April, 1782, 
as computed by him, to be paid out of the monies arising from the 
excise appropriated for the discharge of interest due upon depre- 
ciation certificates, vizt: 

Principal. Interest. 
Martin Duhl, private of 2nd regiment, 
John Albright, do. of Hazen's do., 
Dennis Carrol, Serjeant of 6th do., 
William Milligan, private do., •*' 

Thomas Butler, Captain of 3rd do., 
Thomas Mitchell, private of 6th do., 
John Davis, Captain 1st do., 
Henry Carberry, Captain of 11th do., by 

Capt'n Davis, his ass'nee, 
Godfrey Swartz, Lieutenant of German 

regiment, 
John Jordan, private of 3rd regiment, 
Captain William Scott, late of the Fly- 
ing Camp, 
Daniel McFatridge, private 3rd regi- 
ment, 
Benjamin Chambers, Lieutenant 1st do., 



59 1 
71 16 

100 2 
86 18 

340 16 
54 4 

200 


7 
7 
6 
1 
HI 
9 



3 
4 
6 
5 

20 
3 

12 


10 9 
6 1 
1 
4 2 
9 
4 11 



65 5 





3 


18 3 


338 15 
56 3 


9 
1 


20 
3 


6 6 

7 4 


102 9 


1 


6 


2 10 


81 18 
137 


8 
6 


4 
8 


18 2 
4 4 



Principal. 

99 9 9 
109 13 1 

82 19 3 

59 3 1 
101 5 3 


Interest. 

5 8 6 

6 11 6 
4 19 5 
3 10 11 
6 1 5 


100 





6 





26 
342 4 


2 

7 


1 11 

20 10 


2 
6 


130 11 





7 16 


7 


11 18 

200 
23 12 


4 




14 
12 

1 8 


2 



3 


4 13 
215 13 
102 15 




6 

11 


5 

12 18 

6 3 


6 
9 
2 



62 MINUTES OF THE 



Windell Lawrence, Corporal of 3rd do., 

Charles Stewart, Serjeant of 4 do., 

John Figh, private of 6th do., 

Fergus Moore, private of 7th do., 

Lieutenant John Hoge, of Flying Camp, 

Daniel Brodhead, Colonel of the 8th 
regiment, 

Richard Allison, Surgeon's Mate, 5th 
do., 

Captain Robert Wilkins, of 6th do., 

General Richard Humpton, adm'r of 
Lieu't Hovendon, 

Henry Vanderslice, Corporal of 5th regi- 
ment, 

Benjamin Bartholomew, Captain of do., 

Thomas Craig, Colonel of the third do., 

Andrew Lytle, Lieutenant of the 5th 
regiment, 

Samuel Smith, Captain of do., 

Benjamin Lodge, Lieutenant of 6th do. 

The widow and child of John Maphan, 
late private of the 5th regiment, de- 
ceased, 57 6 7 3 8 8 

Nathaniel Irish, Captain of Artillery 

Artificers, 429 12 6 25 15 5 

Robert Dixon, lato private of 3rd regi- 
ment, 

Widow and children of Michael Grew, 
private of the 11th, 

Martin Perry, private of third regiment, 

John Marks, Matross of Artillery regi- 
ment, 

William Cooper, Ensign of the 8th do., 

John Batton, private of 3rd regiment, 

David Alshouse, private 2nd do, 

The estate of Micha'l Sexton, late do. 
of 11th do., 

Richard McMachan, private of 2nd do., 

Richard Lucas, Serjeant of Moylan's 
regiment of Cavalry, 

Widow and child of Charles Douglass, 
Bombad'r of Artillery, 

John Taylor, private of 5th regiment, 

Robert Justice, private of 2nd do., 

William Dorman, do. of 3rd do., 

John Harrington, private of 2nd do., 

William Tealmau, Drummer of 6th do., 



56 3 1 3 7 4 



54 14 

58 3 


11 
1 


3 
3 


5 8 
9 9 


63 10 

188 5 

54 10 

59 1 


6 
6 
1 

7 


3 
11 

2 
3 


16 2 
5 10 
5 3 

10 10 


54 13 
88 11 


1 

7 


3 
5 


5 6 

6 2 


116 13 


4 


6 


19 11 


26 17 
59 3 
50 11 
59 3 
57 18 
50 4 


6 
1 

7 
1 
1 
1 


1 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 


12 2 

10 11 

7 

10 11 

9 4 

2 



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63 



Stophel Zubley, private of 4th do., 
Edward Speer, Lieutenant of 6th do., 
Charles Kelly, private of 7th do., 
John Guthrie, late an Ensign of 8th do., 
John Holliday, late Lientenant of the 

Flying Camp, 
Samuel Mcllhatton, do., 
Andrew McFarlane, do., 
George Borland, private of the Flying 

Camp, 
Stophel Mingle, do. of 4th regiment, 
Samuel Mills, private of 3rd regiment, 
Jared Irvin, do, of 10th do., 
Caleb Hewitt, Surgeon of Cavalry, 
John Barber, Serjeant 11th regiment, 
Jacob Heisler, Corporal of 4th do., 
Jacob Weisner, Fifer of do., 
John Beatty, Corporal of 3rd do.. 
Andrew McClean, late Qr. Mr. Sergeant 

3d do., 
William McPherson, Lieutenant of At- 

lee's do., 
Henry Lahman, private of second regi- 
ment, 
Joseph King, Corporal of 3d do, 
Samuel Willis, private of 1st do., 
Charles Clark, late Lieutenant of militia, 
Alexander Falconer, late Serjeant 4th 

regiment, 
John Griffey, private of 5th regiment, 
Benjamin Goldien, Dragoon of Colonel 

Lee's Legion, 
Benjamin Ford, do., 
Robert Campbell, Drummer of the 1st 

regiment, 
John Sleisman, private of 10th do., 
John Metz, do. of 6th do., 
Conrad Franks, do. of 2nd do., 
Michael Fry, do., 
Lawrence Fry, do., 
Jacob Frederick, do. 
Colonel Daniel Broadhead, of the 8th 

do., 
Captain Samuel Smith, of the 5th do., 
Richard Allison, Surgeon's Mate do., 
John Strieker, Adoi'r of Peter Obliger, 

of Artillery, 



Principal. 

55 2 8 
137 3 

48 19 8 
183 13 


Interest. 
3 6 1 
8 4 4 
2 19 10 
11 4 


230 13 
231. 2 

382 3 


7 
1 

7 


13 16 9 

13 17 3 
22 18 6 


8 16 
39 14 
54 6 
43 1 
93 4 
79 5 
61 9 
60 2 
58 5 


8 
5 
8 
5 

91 
6 

2 
2 
6 


10 6 

2 7 6 

3 5 1 

2 11 8 
5 11 9 

4 15 

3 13 8 
3 12 1 
3 9 10 


124 12 


6 


7 9 5 


108 12 


1 


6 10 3 


59 1 

56 5 

59 3 

208 5 


7 

4 

8 


3 10 10 

3 7 5 

3 10 11 

12 9 10 


114 7 

85 14 



11 


6 17 2 
5 2 9 


52 3 

52 3 


5 
5 


3 2 6 
3 2 6 


44 2 
59 13 
55 8 
41 11 
54 6 
51 14 
59 1 



1 
5 

11 
5 
4 
7 


2 12 10 

3 11 6 
3 6 5 

2 9 9 

3 5 1 
3 1 11 
3 10 10 


175 4 
99 17 
55 16 


2 


4 


10 10 2 
5 19 10 
3 6 11 



70 12 9 4 4 



64 MINUTES OF THE 

Principal. Interest. 

Doctor Bedford Williams, late 2d Sur- 
geon Gen'l Hosp'l, 

Captain Robert Coultman, of Artillery, 

James Cain, private of 10th regiment, 

Rudolph Esling, Gunner of Artillery, 

Daniel Wymer, private of 4th regi- 
ment, 

William Riddick, late Drummer 11th 
do., 

William Garhart, private of the 10th 
do., 

Widow & children of Capt'n Hawkins 
Boon, late of 6th do., 

Samuel Shannon, private of the 11th 
do., 

Benjamin Carson, Sergeant of 1st do., 

Josiah Crane, private of 3rd do., 

Conrad Burgh, Serjeant of 10th do., 

Nicholas Sailhimer, Matross of Ar- 
tillery, 

Major John Rose, Surgeon of 7th regi- 
ment, 

William Dawson, Serjeant of 6th do., 

Frederick Byerly, Corporal of Artillery, 

Thomas Dungan, Ensign and Pay Mas- 
ter of 6th, 

Elijah Starr, private of 10th regiment, 

Matthias Lcehman, do., of 5th do., 

Henry McCartney, Serjeant of 1st do., 

Robert Polston, private of 6th regi- 
ment 

Daniel Magee, Matross of Artillery, 

Ensign John Humphrey of the 6th 
regiment, 

Andrew Dillman, private of 2nd do., 

Adam Stroop, do., 

The widow and children of John Knight, 

Drum'r, 6tb, 97 5 5 16 



521 18 

260 8 

50 13 

110 2 


7 

9 

8 

11 


31 6 

21 12 

3 

6 12 


2 
5 
9 

2 


67 7 


1 


3 12 


5 


57 17 


1 


3 9 


4 


80 16 


5 


4 17 





370 4 


6 


22 4 


2 


54 1 

83 2 

82 

120 17 


5 
6 

3 


3 4 

4 18 
4 18 
7 5 


10 

5 
4 



66 17 


2 


4 


2 


150 19 
81 10 

72 8 


3 

3 
5 


9 1 
4 17 

4 6 


1 

9 
9 


370 4 
50 12 
53 15 
92 8 


4 
4 
4 
6 


22 4 
3 
3 4 
5 10 




7 
5 
9 


60 18 
54 19 


1 

2 


3 13 
3 5 



10 


112 15 

32 8 
54 4 


8 

8 

11 


6 15 
1 18 
3 5 


2 

9 




SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, April 1st, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable the Vice President 

The Hon'blo James Irvine, John Byers, ^j 

George Wall, Junior, Sebastian Levan, and j™ , 
John McDowell, Stephen Balliot, p 9 * r8 ' 

John Boyd, J 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable 
John Boyd, Esquire, for twenty-seven pounds two shillings and 
six pence specie, in full for his pay as a Councillor 'till the thirty- 
first day of March, 1784, inclusively. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Adam Orth, 
Esquire, for one hundred and thirty-nine pounds nineteen shillings 
and seven pence, State money, in full for principal and interest 
due upon three certificates for three mares furnished by George 
Miley, John Heron and Andrew Kalb, for public use, to be paid 
according to resolution of of Assembly of the eighth day of May, 
1782. 

On motion, 

Ordered, That James Jacks, Esquire, be appointed a Justice of 
the Court of Common Pleas for the county of Lancaster, and com- 
missioned accordingly. 

A deed was examined and signed by his Excellency the Presi- 
dent, for city lots No. 1774 and 1775, sold to Mr. John Ooburn, 
for three hundred and ten pounds in bills of credit of this State 
dated the twenty-ninth day of April, 1780. Deed dated this 
day. 



VOL. XI Y. — 5. 



MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, April 2nd, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Ewjng, Esquire, Vice President 

James Irvine, John By era, 

George Wall, Jun'r, John Boyd, and 

John MeDowell, Stephen Balliofc. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Peter Bicb- 
ards, for forty pounds four shillings and six pence, State money, 
in full for principal and interest due upon his certificate. 

A petition from Edmund Milne, proposing to pay State money 
or State certificates, in discbarge of the debt due by Milne and 
Yanderen to the and praying Council to allow him some 

lime to pay the same, was read. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, April 3d, 1784. 

present: 

The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Yiee President,. 
James Irvine, Stephen Balliot, ~| 

George Wall, Jun'r, , John Boyd, I Esquires. 

John McDowell, John Byers, j 

Upon the petition of Charles Derraugh, convicted of larceny m 
the county of Philadelphia, it was 

Ordered, That the fine adjudged to be paid to the use of the 
State be remitted. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of John Nichol- 
son, Esquire, Comptroller General, for Eve hundred pounds, State 
money, for paying one third part of depreciation to the Pennsylva- 
nia line, according to act of AssesJbly of the thirteenth day of 
April, 1782. 

Passes to Germany were granted to George Iteag-, George Shine- 
bcrger, George Home, Charles Boss and Adam Gepheard, of the 
county of Northampton, with permission to return. 

A letter from the Honorable Samuel Miles, Esquire, dated fchia 
day, resigning his commission as one of the Judges of the High 
Court of Errors aad Appeals, was read r & the resignation accepted. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 67 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, April 5th, 1784. 
present : 
The Honorable JAMES EW1NG, Esquire, Vice Presided 
The Honorable James Irvine, Stephen Balliott," 



Esquirea. 



George Wall, Jun'r, John Boyd, and 
John McDowell, John "Neville, 

John Byers, 

Colonel Wall laid before the Board an account for Ferguson's 
lectures on astronomy, and a scale for the use of Council, amount- 
ing to one pound six shillings and three pence. 
Upon which it was 

Ordered, That the same be paid by the Secretary out of the 
fees of his office. 

Doctor McDowell attended the Honorable the Vice President as 
a member of the Board of Property. 

The reports of the Comptroller General upon the following ac- 
counts were read and approved : 

Of Colonel William Parker, late Sub-Lieutenant of the county 
of Washington. 

Of John Rose, Esquire, Secretary to the Honorable the Council 
of Censors, for money advanced by him for contingent expences of 
said Council. 

Of Robert Levers, Esquire, Prothonotary of the county of North* 
ampton, for money arising by tax upon writs, and fees arising from 
marriage and tavern licences. And of the Honorable James Wilson, 
Esquire ; and an order was drawn in his favor, for two hundred and 
ninety-nine pounds ten shillings, in full for his pay as a Delegate 
from this State to Congress 'till the eighteenth of October, 1783, 
inclusively. 

On application of Charles Travers, of the city of Philadelphia, 
merchant, 

Odered, That Charles Risk, John Miller, Junior, and. Peter 
Henry Poyade, be requested to sit as a Board of Inspection into 
the state of two bales of co^fse woollens marked C. T. Nos. one 
and two, said to be damaged, imported in the ship Paragon, Henry 
Hughes, Master, from Amsterdam ; and that they make report to 
this Board, agreeably to act of Assembly dated the second day of 
March, 1780. 



63 MINUTES OF THE 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, April 6th, 1784. 
present : 
Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, John Byers, 



liot, J 



George Wall, junior, John Boyd, J- Esquires. 

John MCDowell, Stephen Ball! 

On application of Thomas Fitzimmons, Esquire, of the city of 
Philadelphia, 

Ordered, That Messieurs Samuel Caldwell, John Donaldson, and 
Peter Whiteside, be requested to iospect into the state of a quan- 
tity of merchandize imported in the ship Paragon, from Amster- 
dam, Henry Hughes, said to be damaged, and that they report 
agreeably to act of Assembly dated second of March, 1780. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Messieurs Per- 
kin and Coulty, gunsmiths, for eighty-one pounds ona shillings 
specie, being the ballance due by them by the State, for repairing 
arms, ageeeably to the Comptroller's report of this day. 

The petition of Edmund Miine was again read j upon which it 
was 

Ordered, That the Attorney be requested to stay execution 
against the estate of Edmund Milne, for the debt due by Milne 
and Yanderen, for the space of three months from the date hereof, 
if it can be done with safety to the Commonwealth. 

The petition of William Pollard, praying Council to direct the 
Attorney General to stop further proceedings against him for money 
in his hands belonging to William Price, untill the General Assem- 
bly shall determine upon the report of their Committee, was read 
and dismissed. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 7th, 1784. 
present : 
The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, John Byers, 



} 



George Wall, junior, John Boyd,. and ^ Esquires. 
John McDowell, Stephen Balliot, 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the accounts of John 
McFurren, Paymaster of the Northampton county militia, for pay 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. . 69 

of Captain John Vanetten's company of seven months' men, was 
read and approved. 

A reorder was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable 
Stephen Balliot, Esquire, for twenty-seven pounds two shillings and 
six pence specie, in full for his attendance for the month of March, 
1784, inclusively. 

A letter from the Commissioners for running the boundary line 
between this State and the State of Virginia, recommending to 
Council Colonel Andrew Porter as a proper person to attend them 
as Commissary, was read; and thereupon, 

Ordered, That the said Colonel Andrew Porter be appointed 
Commissary for purchasing the articles contained in the list of ne- 
cessaries, procuring provisions at the places of operation, hiring 
necessary labourers, &ca. 

The following orders were drawn on the Treasurer, to wit : 

In favor of Henry Gorman, for twelve shillings and four pence, 
ballance of bounty due to him as a soldier, agreeably to resolution 
of Assembly of the twenty-ninth day of March, 1779, to be paid 
out of the class tax. 

In favor of the Comptroller General, for fifteen pounds, for de- 
fraying the contingent expences of his office, for which he is to ao« 
count. 

In favor of John Trexler, for one hundred and eighteen pounds 
one shilling and two pence, State money, in full for principal and 
interest due upon three certificates for horses furnished for the pub- 
lic service, to be paid according to resolution of Assembly of the 
eighth day of May, 1782. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the accounts of John Hu- 
bley, Esquire, Prothonotary of the county of Lancaster, for tho 
tax upon writs, and fees upon marriage and tavern licences, in said 
county ; and of John Riley, for the pay of a brigade of teams 
called out from Berks county, were read and approved. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, April 8th, 1784. 

The Hon'ble James Irvine, John Byers, "| 

George Wall, Jun'r, John Boyd, and l Escm ; re3 

John McDowell, John Neville, f 1 

Stephen Balliot, J 

A petition from Andrew Carson, praying that execution upon the 
judgment obtained against him at the suit of the Commonwealth 



70- MINUTES OF THE 

as surety for Lawrence Birney, may be stayed untill the next meet- 
ing of the Assembly, was read; and thereupon, 

Ordered, That the prayer of the said petition be granted, if the 
Attorney General shall be of opinion the same can be done with 
safety to the Commonwealth. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, April 10th, 1784. 
present : 
The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, President. 
James Irvine, John Boyd, ^j 

John McDowell, John Byers, and I ^ • 

George Wall, junior, John Neville, \ " 

Stephen Balliot, J 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable 
Stephen Balliot, Esquire, for twenty seven pounds two shillings and 
six pence specie, in full for his attendance as Councillor 'till the 
thirty-first day of March, 1784, inclusively. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, April 12th, 1784.. 

present : 

The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, John Boyd, ~\ 

John McDowell, John Neville, I Esquires. 

John Byers, J 

An order was drawn on the 7'reasurer in favor of the Honorable 
John Byers, Esquire, for thirty-six pounds fifteen shillings specie, 
in full for his attendance in Council 'till the thirteenth instant, in- 
clusively. 

The oaths of qualification were administered to Jacob Rush, Es- 
quire, as a Judge of the Supreme Court. 

An order was issued to the city auctioneer for the sale of certain 
goods, reported upon this day, by Messieurs Charles Risk, John 
Miller, junior, and Peter Henry Poyade, merchants. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of his Excellency 
Thomas Mifflin, Esquire, for two hundred pounds specie, in part of 
his pay as a Delegate from this State to Congress, he to be accounta- 
ble. 



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SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 71 

The Comptroller's report upon the account of Captain Stephen 
Stephenson, for recruiting, was read and approved. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, April 13th, 1784, 
present : 

The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice Presid't 
The Honorable James Irvine, John Byers, and 1 

John McDowell, John Neville, I Esquires. 
John Boyd, J 

Ordered, That so much of the public money, (now in the handg 
of. the Health Officer,) as Doctor James Hutchinson may think 
proper, be immediately applied to the purchase of such fruit trees 
as he may direct, to be planted within the limits of the Hospital 
lot. 

Ordered, That the Receiver General be authorized to permit 
Mr. Edmund Physick to derive such information from the public 
records under his direction as he may think necessary for ascer* 
taining the quit-rents due to the late Proprietaries of Pennsylvania 
upon their reserved tracts. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of John Nich- 
olson, Esquire, for two hundred pounds specie, being one quarter's 
salary, ending the twelfth instant, as Comptroller General. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable 
John Boyd, for eleven pounds seventeen shillings and six pence 
specie, in full for his attendance in Council 'till this day, inclu* 
sively. 

On application of Scriba, Scroppel, and Harman, of the city of 
Philadelphia, merchants, 

Ordered, That Messieurs George Bickham Guslar, William 
Frederick, and Captain John Souder, be requested to inspect into 
the state of a quantity of merchandize imported in the ship Minerva 
from Breemen, Captain Deetgen, Master, said to be damaged, and 
that they make report to this Board according to act of Assembly, 
passed the second day of March, 1780. 



72 MINUTES OF THE 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday April I4th, 1784, 
present : 

The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire. Vice President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, John Boyd, and > p 

John McDowell, John Neville, $ Squires. 

Agreeably to the coDtract subsisting between the Commonwealth 
on the one part, and Benjamin Brannon, Esquire, on the other 
part, it was 

Ordered, That the eleven perches of land on Providence or State 
Island, to be laid to the said Brannon, be so laid out in the back 
ground of the Hospital as to make his communication with the 
pump as easy as possible, leaving, however, the pump without his 
fence. 

A letter from Matthias Slough, Esquire, recommendatory of John 
Screiber, as a person to whom the care of the barracks and other 
public works in the borough of Lancaster may be committed with 
propriety, was read. 

A recommendation of Hans Steene, convicted of felony, and now 
a prisoner in the jail of Lancaster, was read, and an order taken 
that his corporal punishment be remitted. 

Mr. Benjamin Brannon is directed to .deliver to Mr. Joseph 
Stiles, Commissary of Military Stores, or his order, all the public 
ammunition which may be in his possession, and such other mili- 
tary stores as Mr. Stiles may think proper to remove. 

The following letters were read in Council from the President of 
Congress and General Hand, inclosing some late alterations made 
in their instructions to the Indian Commissioners, &ca., & from the 
President of Congress, on the subject of protested bills drawn by 
the Financier upon Holland, &ca. 

From Charles Thomson, Esquire, respecting an acknowledg- 
ment by Council of the receipt of an ordinance of Congress of the 
twenty-third of January last. 

Ordered, That the Secretary be authorized to employ a clerk, 
whose business it shall be to make copies of the different letters 
addressed to this Board since November, 1782. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable 
James Irvine, Esquire, for seventy-nine pounds twelve shillings 
and six pence, in full for his attendance in Council 'till the thir- 
teenth instant, inclusively. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 73 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, April 15 th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Stephen Balliot, | „ 

John McDowell, John Neville, j ^ S( * uires - 

The Comptroller General's report upon the writ tax account of 
Archibald McClean, Esquire, Prothonotary of the county of York, 
was read and approved. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, April 16th, 1784. 
present ; 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Hon'ble James Irvine, George Wall, Junior, and 



} 



John McDowell, John Neville, y Esq'rs. 

Stephen Balliot, 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Ezekiel Robins, 
for eight pounds four shillings, ballance of his account for neces- 
saries furnished to the marine prisoners of Pennsylvania on board 
the Jersey prison ship at New York. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of John Hazle- 
wood, Esquire, for eight hundred and twenty-three pounds fifteen 
shillings & one farthing, State money, ballance due to him in State 
money upon a settlement of his account as Commissioner of Pur- 
chases for the city of Philadelphia. 

On application of John Wireocks, 

Ordered, That John Donnaldson, John Hazlewood, and Nathan- 
iel Falconer, be requested to inspect into the state of a quantity of 
merchandize imported in the ship Maria, John Kelly master, from 
Amsterdam, said to be damaged, and that they report to this Board 
according to act of Assembly dated the second day of March, 1780. 

Ordered, That the wardens of the port of Philadelphia be re- 
quested to receive proposals for removing the chevaux de frize in* 
the river Delaware, and report to Council their sentiments concern- 
ing the same, and that for this purpose they be desired to pssblisk 
advertisements for such proposals, 



74 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, April 17th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

T&e Hon'ble James Irvine, John McDowell, and } ™ , 

George Wall, Junior, Stephen Balliott, J 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, April 19th, 1784. 

present : 

Hie Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Stephen Balliot, & ") 

George Wall, Jun'r, John Nevill. v Esquires. 

John McDowell, ) 

'Ordered, That the Secretary request the attendance of the com- 
missioners for running the boundary line between this State and 
the State of Virginia, to-morrow at eleven o'clock in the fore- 
noon. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, April 20th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Hon'ble James Irvine, Stephen Balliott, <fo 

George Wall, Junior, John Neville, 
John McDowell, 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Abraham 
'Stone, for twelve pounds ten shillings, State money, in full of his 
certificate for two steers furnished for public use, to be paid ac- 
cording tc resolution of Assembly of the eighth of May, 1782. 

Two of the Commissioners for running the boundary line be- 
tween this State and the State of Virginia, attended in Council, 
and a conference was bad relative to the business of running the 
said line. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 75 

Letters from Michael Hillegas and Tench Francis, Esquires, were 
read, expressing their readiness to accept the appointment as Com- 
missioners for selling the barracks, &ca. 

Proposals for removing or destroying the Chevaux de frize in the 
river Delaware, from Arthur Donnaldson and Levi Hollinsworth, 
were read. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 21st, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Hon'ble James Irvine, John McDowell, and > -p, 

George Wall, Jr., John Nevill, 5 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of John Nichol- 
son, Esquire, Comptroller General, for five hundred pounds, State 
money, for paying one-third of depreciation to the Pennsylvania 
line, according to resolution of Assembly passed the thirteenth day 
of April, 1782. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, April 22nd, 1784o 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Hon'ble James Irvine, Stephen Balliot, 1 

George Wall, Jun'r, Sebastian Levan, & t Esquires. 
John McDowell, John Neville, J 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the following accounts,, 
were read and approved : 

Of William Lyon, Esquire, Prothonotary of Cumberland county, 
for the tax upon writs, and of Robert Aitkin, for printing 

A petition from sundry inhabitants of Upper Salford and Marl- 
borough townships, in the county of Philadelphia, complaining of 
the constables of the said townships, was read, and referred to the 
Justices of the Court of the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, 
to be inquired into at the next terms. 

A conference was held with Levi Hollingsworth an>d Arthur Don- 
naldson, on the subject of their proposals for f emoving the Chevaux 
de frize. 



76 MINUTES OF THE 

Upon the petition of Peter Schneider, and a recommendation in 
his favor, 

Ordered, That a passport be granted to him to travel to New 
England, and to return, he behaving himself well. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, April 23rd, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN. DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Stephen Balliott, 

George Wall, Junior, Sebastian Levan, and 
John McDowell, Mr. Neville. 

Upon the petition of Patrick Green, convicted of larceny in the 
county of Philadelphia, 

Ordered, That the fine adjudged to be paid to the. use of the 
State by the said Patrick Green, be remitted. 

Upon the recommendation (by letter from Matthias Slough, Es- 
quire,) of John Screiber, as a fit person to be appointed to the care 
of the barracks, public store house, and powder magazine, at Lan- 
caster ; 

Resolved, That the said John Screiber be appointed to that duty, 
pursuant to resolution of the General Assembly of the first in- 
stant. 

Resolved, That Michael Hiliegas and Tench Francis, Esquires, 
be appointed Commissioners to apportion and lay off the ground 
whereon the barracks are situate, into as many lots as may be ne- 
cessary, with such and so many streets and lanes, that the interest 
of the State and the convenience of the inhabitants may be thereby 
best promoted, aud to make sale thereof, according to act of As- 
sembly passed the first day of April, 1784. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Lieutenant 
Andrew Henderson, for forty pounds specie, out of money collected 
by virtue of the late impost laws, according to resolution of As- 
sembly of the twenty-second of September, 1783, in part of his 
pay, he to be accountable. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Captain Jacob 
Humphreys, for twenty-three pounds eight shillings specie, in full 
of his account for recruiting, to be paid out of the class tax appro- 
priated to the recruiting service. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 77 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, April 24th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President,. 

The Hon'ble James Irvine,. Stephen Balliott, <& 

George Wall, Jun'r, John Neville. 

John McDowell, 

Upon the petition of negro Thomas, convicted of larceny, in the 
county of Chester, 

Ordered, That the fine adjudged to be paid to the use of the 
State by the said negro Thomas, be remitted. 

An order was issued to the Wardens of the Port, to inspect di- 
vers goods and merchandize consigned to Messieurs Thuuin and 
Boden, of Philad'a, merchants, imported in the ship Clementine, 
Captain Kruse, from Hamburgh, said to be damaged, and that they 
report according to act of Assembly dated second day of March, 
1780. 

A petition from Messieurs Fisher and Boberts, for a remission of 
the forfeiture of a quantity of brandy seized by the Collector, was 
read and dismissed. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, April 28th, 1784. 
present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Hon'ble James Irvine, Stephen Balliot, & "\ 

George Wall, Jun'r, John Neville, y Esquires. 

John M'Dowell, ) 

An order was issued in favor of Colonel William Henry, Lieu- 
tenant of the city and liberties of Philadelphia, upon the Treasu- 
rer of the State, for the sum of one hundred and sixty pounds spe- 
cie, to be paid out of the militia fines for the said city and liberties 
towards defraying the expencea of the militia thereof. 



78 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, April 27th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Hon'ble James Irvine, Stephen Balliot, & 

George Wall, Jun'r, -John Neville. 

John McDowell, 
A letter from his Excellency Thomas Mifflin, Esquire, President 
of Congress, of the twenty-first instant, inclosing a resolution re- 
specting the representation of the States in Congress, and inform- 
ing that L'Orient is declared to be a free port, was read. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 28th, 1784, 

present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esq'r, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Stephen Balliot, and ~) 

George Wall, Sebastian Levan, > Esquires- 
John M'Dowell, ) 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable 
John Neville, for one hundred and two pounds fifteen shillings 
specie, in full for his attendance in Council till the thirtieth in- 
stant, inclusively, and his mileage. 

An order was drawn on the Naval Officer for the sum of four 
hundred pounds specie, in favor of Messieurs Arthur Dounaldsoa 
and Levi Hollinsworth, to be by them applyed in removing or de- 
stroying the chevaux-de-frize in the river Delaware, to be paid out 
of the duties which have arisen by the late impost laws according 
to resolution of the General Assembly of the twenty-fourth of 
September, 1783. 

An order was drawn on the Naval Officer in favor of Peter 
Kern, for two hundred and seventy-six pounds fifteen shillings and 
six pence, specie, in full of his account against the State for arras, 
to be paid out of the monies arising from the one per cent, impost, 
according to resolution of Assembly of the thirteenth day of 
March, 1784. 

A letter from the wardens of the port of Philadelphia, was 
read j and thereupon, 

Ordered, That they be requested to attend Council to-morrow at 
eleven o'clock. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 79 

Orders were issued to (she wardens of the port of Philadelphia, 
to inspect divers goods and merchandise imported in the ship For- 
tune, Captain William Hajden, and the ship Andrew, Captain 
John Robinson, both from London, consigned to Andrew Bunner y 
Thomas, Samuel, and Miers Fisher, Isaac WikofF and Thomas Bil- 
lington, of Philadelphia, merchants, and to report according t(9&ol 
of Assembly passed the second day of March, 1780. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, April 29tb, 1784. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Hon'ble James Irvine, Stephen Balliot, and 

George Wall, Jun'r, Sebastian Levan. 

John M'Bowell, • 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of John Cor- 
yell, Esquire, for apprehending deserters from the Continental 
army in 1777, was read and approved. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Flaval Rowan, 
for forty-eight pounds sixteen shillings, in fall for principal and in- 
terest due upon his certificate for a mare furnished for public use, 
to be paid according to act of Assembly dated the eighth day of 
May, 1782. 

The wardens of the port of Philadelphia attended in Council, 
agreeably to the desire of the Council, and a conference was held 
on the subject of removing the chevaux-de-frize, and improvement 
of the navigation. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer i» favor of the Honorable 
John M'Dowell for twenty-sis pounds five shillings specie, in full 
for attendance in Council till the thirtieth instant, inclusively. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Frederick Snei- 
der, for eighteen pounds nine shillings and four pence, in full of 
his account for his wages as Doorkeeper till the thirtieth instant r 
inclusively, aiad cash paid for firewood, <feca. 



80 MINUTES OF TIIE 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, April 30th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Hon'ble James Irvine, Sebastian Levan, ~) 

George Wall, Junior, Stephen Balliot, and > Esq'rs. 
John M'Dowell, John Neville, ' J 

The Comptroller's reports upon the accounts of Captain Thomas 
Robinson, for cash received and paid for subsistence and allowance 
for recruiting his Ranging company, and upon the account of Doc- 
tor William Hooker Smith, for medicine and attendance upon the 
sick of Colonel Moore's troops at Wyoming, were read and ap- 
proved. 

The Comptroller General's reports in favor of the following offi- 
cers and soldiers, were read and approved, and an order drawn for 
the interest due to each on the tenth day of April, 1782, as com- 
puted by him, to be paid out of the monies arising from the excise 
appropriated for the discharge of interest due upon depreciation 
certificates, vizt : 

Principal. Interest. 
Daniel Welgar, private of eleventh regi- 
ment, 83 17 11 5 7 
John Shearer, Matross of Artillery 

Artificers, 52 8 7 3 2 9 

Jacob Grumbly, private of German 

regiment, 
High Swords, late do., 
Isaac Gabble, do. of 3rd do., 
Abdiei McClurc, late Lieu't of Fly- 
ing Camp, 
Thomas Forster, late Sergeant of Ar- 
tillery Artificers, 
John McClelland, private of the 5th 

regiment, 
Benjamin Coxe, private of eleventh do., 
William Fields, do., do., 

Doctor John M'Dowell, late of 6th do., 
James Boyle, private of the first do., 
William Denning, Sergeant Art'y Ar- 
tificers, 
Benjamin Kidd, Matross of do., 
William Wilkinson private of 7th regi- 
ment, 
John Walker, private of 5th do., 



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41 11 

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8 
1 


5 1 8 
2 9 9 
5 6 4 


62 15 


6 


3 15 2 


96 5 


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59 3 
57 16 
55 16 
175 10 
33 18 


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3 10 11 
3 9 3 
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SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 



81 





Principal. 


Interest. 


Casper Shipe, adm'r of Isaac Still, Ser- 














jeant of 4th, do., 


62 


1 


4 


3 


14 


4 


Thomas Jones, Serjeant of fourth regi- 














ment, 


66 


18 


n 


4 





o 


Robert Oldis, private of eleventh do., 


57 


14 


i 


3 


9 


1 


Robert Hankin, Lioutenant of Militia, 


118 


14 


2 


7 


2 


4 


Elihu Reynolds, private of the navy, 


106 


5 


7 


6 


7 


5 


Daniel Richner, do. of the fifth regi- 














ment, 


43 


2 


2 


2 


11 


8 


Widow and children of Nath'l Hood, 








• 






late of Art'y Artif'rs., 


54 


o 
O 


1 


3 


4 


11 


Estate of James White, Dragoon of 














Cavalry, 


62 


7 


10 


o 


14 


9 


George Thomas, Matross of Art'y Ar- 














tif'rs, 


56 


9 


3 


3 


7 


8 


John Carner, private of the sixth regi- 














ment, 


57 


7 


7 


3 


8 


9 


Patrick Schockley, private of seventh 














do., 


58 


3 


1 


3 


9 


9 


Samuel Campbell, private of the sixth 














do., 


85 


8 


9 


5 


2 


5 


John Hunter, Matross of Artillery Ar- 














tif'rs, 


43 





1 


2 


11 


7 


Joseph Martin, Lieutenant of Flying 














Camp, 


35 


10 





2 


2 


7 


Henry Fleming, private of third regi- 














ment, 


56 


3 


1 


3 


7 


4 


John Ford, do. do., 


57 


13 


1 


3 


9 


2 


Jacob Slyder, do. 2nd do., 


59 


1 


7 


3 


10 


9 


John Hennessy, Corporal of 9th do. ? 


55 


14 


9 


3 


6 


9 


George Unroe, private of 2nd do., 


59 


1 


7 


3 


10 


9 


Andrew Dreuchabrod, do. do., 


59 


1 


7 


3 


10 


9 


Richard Fullerton, Lieutenant 3d do., 


5 


13 


8 





6 


9 


James Broadwood, private of German 














do., 


59 


8 


4 


3 


io ii 


Robert Aitken, do., 6th do., 


59 


2 


6 


3 


10 


ta 


Adm'r of Neil W. Kinsey, do., 3rd 














do., 


60 


17 


7 


3 


13 





Jacob Paulus, do. 9th do., 


77 


5 


9 


4 


12 


7 


John M'Alister, do 1st do., 


59 


o 


n 




10 


11 


Estate of John Duffield, do. 4th do., 


51 


1 


ii 


3 


4 


9 


James Duff, do. 3d do., 


54 


19 


9 


3 


5 


10 


Estate of Joseph Quality, L't Penn'a 














Navy, 


114 


ir 


8 


6 


17 


4 


Andrew Barre, private of militia, 


16 


6 


6 





19 


6 


John Lochry, do. of 5 th regiment^ 


61 


15 


4 


3 


14 





TOL. XIV.— 6. 

i 















82 MINUTES OF THE 



Thomas Murray, do. 2nd do., 


50 


14 


11 


3 





9 


Hugh Hughes, do. 5th do., 


54 


1 


8 


3 


4 


9 


Solomon Hailing, Surgeon Gen'l Hos- 














pital, 


250 








15 








Hugh McElroy, private of the 'fourth 














do., 


54 


3 


1 


3 


4 


11 



John Turtle, private of the sixth do., 56 5 6 3 7 5 

The Comptroller General's reports in favor of the following offi- 
cers and soldiers were read and approved, and an order drawn upon 
the Treasurer for the interest due to each on the tenth day of April, 
1783, as computed by him, to be paid out of the monies arising 
from the excise appropriated for the discharge of interest due upon 
depreciation certificates, vizt : 

Principal. Interest. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esq'r, 

Brig'r General of militia, 1,481 1 112 88 17 3 
Colonel Thomas Craig, of 3rd regi- 
ment, 428 12 25 14 3 
3Iajor John Rose, late Surgeon of the 

7th do., 250 19 3 15 1 2 
Captain John Alexander, of the 7th 

do., 411 13 24 13 11 
Captain Lieutenant Stephen Stephen- 
son, 9th do., 214 1 $ 12 16 9 
Doctor Francis Allison, Sen'r Surg'n 

Gen'l Hos'l, 328 4 19 13 9 
Lieutenant Levi Griffiths, of the fifth 

regiment, 200 8 12 5 
William .Welch, private of third do., 54 14 7 3 5 6 
William Milligan, do. of sixth do., 86 18 1 5 4 2 
Thomas Mitchell, do. do., 54 4 9 3 4 11 
Conrad Stone, private of second regi- 
ment, 42 4 11 2 10 6 
Robert Dixon, do. of third do., 56 3 1 3 7 4 
William Barnes, do. of tenth do., . 59 3 1 3 10 11 
John Taylor, do. of fifth do., 59 3 1 3 10 11 
Mrs. Sarah Boyd, for Ensign William 

Boyd, late of twelfth do., deceased, 41 5 2 9 5 
Mrs. Sarah Boyd, for Lieutenant Tho- 
mas Boyd, late of first regiment, 240 17 10 14 9 
John Boyd, late Captain of third do., 331 17 5 19 18 2 
Henry Switzgay, private of German 

regiment, 50 9 3 
James Robinson, carpenter of eleventh 

do., 51 6 5 3 16 

John Smith, private of tenth do., 54 15 3 4 10 

William Rodman, do. of ninth do., 59 3 1 3 10 11 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL 



83 



Alexander Varner, do. of fifth do., 
Nicholas Bergahuff, do. of eleventh 

do , 
Robert Fleming, do. of fifth do., 
John M'Ciellan, Drummer of third do., 
George Hunter, Mate general hospital, 
Captain James Duncan, of Hazen's re- 
giment, 
Colonel James Chambers, of first regi- 
ment, 
John Antrim, private of fourth do., 
John Jones, Q'r M"r Sergeant of Ha- 
zen's regiment, 
Hugh Johnston, private of German re- 
giment, 
William Godfry, Captain Art'y Artf'rs, 
Hugh Moreland, private of seventh 

reg't, 
John McKinney, Lieut' tit of fifth do., 
Peter Ferlde, private of tenth do., 
John Steele, Captain of tenth do., 
Samuel Craig, Capt of first do., 
Edward Speer, Lieutenant of sixth do., 
William Whitman, Lieutenant of ninth 

regiment, 
Major John Armstrong, 
John McClelland, private of fifth do., 
Alexander Dow, late a Capt. Lieut. 

Art'y Artf'rs, 
Jacob Stake, Captain of tenth regi- 
ment, 
Edward Crawford, Captain of first re- 
giment. 
Est. of Jacob Weiss, private of fourth 

do., 
John Malone, of tenth do., 
Andrew Crawford, Mate A'y, 
Joseph Williams, Sergeant Major, 
Henry Eaton, Serjeant of fourth do., 
John Conner, private of sixth do., 
John Johnston, corporal of second do., 
j Joseph Fletcher, Bombardier Lee's 
corps Art'y, 
Andrew Travis, private of second reg't, 
James Paulkill, Serjeant Art'y, 
Cornelius Hofman, private of sixth re- 
giment, 



Principal. Interest. 

59 1 7 3 10 10 

82 8 8 5 17 

59 7 3 10 9 

61 4 10 3 13 5 

414 6 6 26 13 1 

404 14 4 24 5 6 

200 12 

42 6 11 2 10 9 

100 6 



13 8 

150 


to 




16 

9 


9 




25 16 
152 16 

88 13 
75 16 

100 
37 


1 

o 

1 

6 

3 


1 10 

9 3 

5 6 
4 10 

6 

2 4 


11 

3 
4 
11 

4 


370 6 

650 2 

59 3 


8 

7 
4 


22 4 

39 

3 10 


4 

1 

11 


191 11 


11 


11 9 


10 


270 5 


5 


16 4 


8 


270 11 


8 


16 4 


11 


38 13 
58 13 
66 12 
Qi K 9 

80 
83 1 
70 1 


11 
1 
6 

7 
2 

7 
2 


2 6 

3 10 
3 19 

3 13 

4 16 
4 19 
4 4 


4 
4 

10 
8 

8 



71 10 
42 1 

62 12 


10 
8 
3 


4 5 

2 10 

3 15 


9 
4 





55 1 7 3 6 1 



84 MINUTES OF THE 

Principal. Interest. 
William ITelson, do. of eleventh do., 
CoDrad Smith, do. of sixth do., 
George Fiancis, do. German regiment, 
Isaac Gabble, private of third do., 
Doctor Benjamin Perry, Surgeon of 

second do., 
Francis Johnston, Esquire, Colonel of 

fifth regiment, 
John Coleman, private of first do., 
Jacob Winefield, do. of first do ., 
John M'Kiuney, Lieutenant of fifth 

do., 
John Marchland, Lieutenant ©f sixth 

do., 
Jacob Bower, Captain of sixth do., 
Yost Borgure, private of first do., 
Mathew Maguire, Captain Art'y, 
George Bush, Captain and Paymaster, 

11th reg't, 
Isaac Craig, Captain Art'y, 
Andrew Irvine, Captain of seventh do., 
William Irvine, Brigadier General, 
Francis Mentges, Colonel of fifth do., 
Samuel Smith. Captain of fifth do., 
Mathew McConncll, Captain Inv'd 

reg't, 
William Brooks, Serjeant of fifth do., 
John Malony, Mal'r Art'y, 
John; King, JDrag'n Maylan's, 
James Butler, Corporal of eleventh do., 
Peter Teits, Matross Art'y, 
Elias Williams, Sergeant Artillery, 
William 0' Bryan-, private of second re- 
giment, 
John Smith, do. of fifth do., 
George Bush, Captain of eleventh do., 
jPeter Smith, Lieut.,and Quarter Master 

of third do , 
.Isaac B. Dunn, Captain do. do,, 
Ab'm G. Claypoole, Captain do. do., 
William Moore, Lieutenant of second 

do., 
Walter Finney, Captain of sixth do., 
Edmund Burke, Captain of eleventh 

do., 64 18= 6 3 17 9 

James McClure, Captain Lieutenant 

Artilferj, 35Q. 8 3 21 5 



56 13 
55 4 
83 2 
88 13 


1 

1 
6 
1 


3 7 

3 6 

4 19 

5 6 


11 

2 
8 
4 


67 8 


1 


4 


9 


543 11 
59 3 

59 3 


3 
1 
1 


32 12 
3 10 
3 10 


3 

11 
11 


50 





3 





234 15 
10 10 

m 3 

200 


9 
6 
1 




14 1 
12 
3 10 

12 


8 

7 

11 




387 14 
417 6 

326 1 
797 7 
440 4 

75 7 


5 
4 
5 

9 

10 



23 5 

25 
19 11 
47 16 

26 8 
18 


1 

8 
<> 
o 

9 

o 

5 


426 7 
61 11 

72 16 
29 7 
61 9 
67 5 
90 14 



9 
8 

81 
1 
11 


25 11 

3 13 

4 7 
I 15 

3 13 

4 

5 8 


7 

10 

3 

3 

8 
7 
J) 


80 3 
61 10 
50 


10 
4 



4 16 
3 13 
3 


2 

9 




183 6 

253 15 
200 


1 
10 




11 
15 4 

12 




7 



122 11 

39(5 5 


3 
9 


7 1 

£3 15 



6 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 



85 



James Smith, do. of do., 

James M. Jones, Lieutenant of second 

do., 
Andrew Walker, Captain of second do., 
Thomas Proctor, Colonel Artillery, 
John Strieker, Captain do., 
Administrator of Peter Ollinger, late 

Mat's of Art' y, dee'd, 
John Redman, private of third reg't, 
Thomas Dungan, Ensign and Paymas- 
ter's C'k, 
Bo for John Dunavan, private of third 

reg't, 
Do. for William Richitts, do. do , 
Captain William Willson, of first do., 
Robert Campbell, Drummer of first 

do., 
Adam Handel, private of sixth do., 
Rach'l Johnson, widow of Rich'd John- 
son, late private of third do., 

Thomas Forrest, Colonel of Artillery 

Jacob Detrick, private of sixth do., 
Edward Williamson, do. of second do., 
Henry Miller, do. of second do., 
Andrew Lytle, Lieutenant of fifth do., 
Colonel Daniel B redhead, of the eighth 

do., 
Samuel Craig, Captain of first do. ; , 
John B. Webster, Lieut. Q. Mast'r of 

first do., 
Will. Alexander, Major of third do., 
Henry D. Purcell, Lieutenant of se- 
cond do., 
Thomas Butler, Captain of third do., 
Edward Butler, Lieutenant of fifth do., 
Joseph Oliver, Corporal Artillery, 
| Peter Ripley, Matross Artillery, 
Joseph Rice, Captain Artillery, 
j Mathias Bennett, late Lieutenant Fly- 
ing Camp, 
Captain William Crawford, of fifth re- 
giment, 
Captain John Bankson, of second do., 
James Grier, Major of tenth do., 
I] William Honeyman, Lieutenant Inv'd, 
William Dorman, private of third do., 



Principal. Interest. 
278 5 2 16 13 10 



222 10 


io| 


13 


6 


11 


264 19 


5 


15 


17 


18 


836 2 


2 


50 


3 


o 


2'00 1 





12 








70 12 


9 


4 


4 


8 


60 8 


8 


3 


12 


(i 



370 4 4 22 4 

59 3 1 3 10 II 

55 15 4 3 7 
208 19 51 12 10 9 

44 2 2 12 10 

56 6 1 3 7 6 



25 


6 


8 


1 


10 


4 


441 

172 


16 

10 


3> 
6> 


36 


17 


2 


59 


12 


5 


3 


11 


.5 


88 


11 


7 


5 


6 


2 


88 


11 


7 


5 


6 


2 


100 








6 








100* 








6 








200 








12 








157 


5 


7 


9 


8 


7 


179 


4 


7 


10 


14 


11 


187 


1 


7 


11 


4 


4 


340 


16 


HI 


20 


9 





176 


8 


6 


10 


11 


7 


69 


4 


61 


4 


2 


11 


73 


14 


91 


4 


8 


5 


437 





6 


26 


4 


4 


100 








6 








275 


7 


3 


16 


10 


5 


470 


1 


3 


28 


4 





82 








4 


18 


4 


293 


5 


9 


17 


11 


11 


59 


3 


1 


3 


10 


11 



86 MINUTES OF THE 

Principal. Interest. 

Harrington John, do. of second do., 57 18 1 3 9 4 
Tenlrmio, William, Drummer of sixth 

do., 50 4 1 3 2 

Jobu M'Clellan, Captain of first do., 198 17 3 11 18 7 
Henry Piercey, Lieutenant of second 

do., 214 9 9} 12 17 4 

John Harper, Lieutenant, 387 2 10 23 4 5 

Benjamin Ford, Dragoon of Cavalry, 52 3 5 3 2 6 

Benjamin Golding, do , 52 3 5 3 2 6 

Richard Lucas, Serjeant Cavalry, 116 13 4 6 19 1L 
Est. Thomas McGee, private of second 

reg't, 59 1 7 3 10 10 
Marm Handley, do. of sixth do , 59 3 1 3 10 11 
Samuel Hastings, Gun. Artillery, 101 1 7 13 
J< >hn Clarke, private of first do., 41 4 7 2 9 5 
Henry Bentley, do. of third do., 58 15 4 3 10 5 
Peter Messersmith, do. of second do., 73 14 11 4 8 5 
Est. James Martin, do., late deceased, 8? 13 7 5 5 1 
George Mercer, do of eight do., 12 1 14 4 
John Davis, Mat's Artillery, 44 7 9 2 13 2 
John Fame, do., 72 1 11 4 6 5 
John Worling, private of fifth do., 57 11 2 3 9 
Stephen Bensly, Captain navy, 567 16 8 34 1 4 
Robert McDonnald, private of fifth do., 40 14 5 2 8 9 
Lud wick Orbigust, private of first do., 59 3 1 3 10 11 
Levy Burns, do. of tenth do., 50 11 7 3 8 
William Lush, Captain of seventh do., 300 0$ 18 
John Beatty, Major of fifth do., 171 2 6 10 5 3 
Samuel Montgomery; Captain of sev- 
enth do., 238 12 3 14 6 3 
John B. Rodgers, Serjeant of first do., 221 4 9£ 13 5 4 
Thomas Campbell, Captain of fourth 

do., 302 3 18 2 6 

Francis Proctor, Captain Artillery, 417 7 31 25 9 

James Boyle, private of first do, ' 33 18 9 2 7 

Sam'l Reed, Lieutenant of third do., 37 10 8 2 4 11 

James Christie, Captain of third do. 343 17 2 20 12 7 

Adam Garrick, Mat's Art'y, 71 10 5 4 5 9 
Doctor John McDowell, late of sixth 

do., 475 10 2 28 10 7 
Thomas M'Cord, private of fifth rcgi- 
' ment, , 

Bernard Dougherty, do. do., 
Henry Guiler, Matross Artillery, 
Barn Binney, Surgeon General Hos- 
pital, 1005 14 9 60 6 10 



44 2 10 


2 12 11 


56 18 1 


3 8 2 


28 9 3 


1 14 1 



William Murren, Lieutenant of second 

do., 
John Heller, private of tenth do., 
Alexander Benstcad, Lieutenant and 

Paymaster of tenth do., 
Doctor William Shippen, Doctor Gen- 
eral, 
Captain Job Vernon, of fifth do., 
Major James Hamilton, of second do., 
Samuel Lindsay, Lieutenant Flying 

Camp, 
John Harper, Lieutenant and Pay- 
master, 
Peter Gosner, Captain of second do., 
.'Robert Darlington, Lieutenant Flying 

Camp, 
Bobert Wilson, private of third do., 
James Armstrong, Captain Cavalry, 
Aimer Everitt, Lieutenant' Flying 

Camp, 
Henry Wise, private of second do., 
Christopher Berris, do., of eleventh 

do., 
Archibald Murphy, Serjeant of second 

do., 
Charles Cooper, private of sixth do., 
Nathan Boys, Captain Navy, 
Patt Duffy, Captain Artillery, 
' M'w Maus, Surgeon Inva'd, 
Samuel Doty, Lieutenant Artillery, 
James Parr, Major of seventh do., 
John Sprouls, Lieutenant Art'y A,, 
Alexander Power, Quarter Master Ar- 

t'y A's, 
Richard Allison, Surgeon Mate of fifth 

do., 
Andrew Forrest, Captain of third do., 
Henry Grier, Lieutenant Artillery, 
Thomas Wylie, Captain Art'y Art's, 
James Parr, Major of seventh do., 
Thomas Powell, private of fifth do., 
Benjamin Coxe, do. of eleventh do., 
Nicholas Sailhimer, Matross Artillery, 
Frederick Byerly, Corporal do., 
Samuel A. M'Closhey, Surgeon Art'y 

A., 
William Denning, Serjeant do., 



2 COUNCIL. 


87 


Principal. 


Interest. 


68 12 
57 3 1 


4 2 3 

3 8 6 


356 17 11 


21 8 2 


1,505 7 2 

348 8 11 

58 5 8 


93 18 5 

20 17 11 

3 9 10 


230 13 7 


13 16 9 


35 13 4 
114 14 9 


2 2 11 

8 13 6 


21 7 6 

54" 5 7 

388 15 6 


15 7 

3 5 

23 6 5 


133 10 
57 2 6 


8 2 
3 8 5 



91 6 1 5 9 6 



83 1 4| 


4 


19 


7 


60 1 7 


3 


12 


1 


250 


15 








397 11 


23 


16 


5 


539 1 9 


32 


6 


9 


297 13 8 


17 


17 


1 


50 


3 








121 


7 


5 


2 


284 4 11 


17 


1 





26 2 


1 


11 


2 


200 


12 








200 O 


12 








53 5 11 


3 


3 


10 


72 15 


4 


7 


2 


55 4 8 


3 


6 


3 


57 16 1 


3 


9 


3 


66 17 2 


4 





2 


72 8 5 


4 


6 


9 


424 16 7 


25 


9 


8 


64 17 1 


3 


17 


9 



59 5 


4 


3 11 





50 13 


8 


3 


9 


88 11 


7 


5 6 


2 


58 3 


1 


3 9 


9 


53 4 


11 


3 5 





81 10 


3 


4 17 


9 


83 11 


8 


5 


3 


32 8 


8 


1 18 


9 


58 14 


1 


3 10 


4 


54 14 


11 


3 5 


8 


59 1 


7 


3 10 


9 


36 18 


7 


2 4 


2 


39 16 


3 


2 7 


11 



88 MINUTES OF THE 

Principal. Interest. 

Benjamin Kidd, Matross Artillery, 42 19 1 2 11 6 

William Wilkinson, private of seventh 
regiment, 

James Cain, private of tenth do., 

Richard McMahan, of second do., 

Martin Perry, private of third do., 

Adam Stroop, do., of second do., 

William Dawson, do., of sixth do., 

Philip Boyer, do., of fourth do., 

Andrew Dillman, do. of second do., 

Peter Leoh, do. of tenth do , 

Widow and children of Michael Grew, 
late of eleventh reg't, deceased, 

James Ryan, private of second do,, 

Dougherty John, private of second do., 

John Patterson, Captain do. do. 

John Hughs, Captain Lieutenant of 

first do., 63 3 15 7 

Richard Allison, Surgeon mate of fifth 

do., 160 9 12 

James Hamilton, Major of second 
do., 

William Rogers, Captain, ' 

William Field, private of eleventh do., 

George Bush, Captain and Paymaster, 

Jacob Heisler, Corporal of fourth do., 

Samuel Mills, private of third do., 

Edward Kelly, private of first do., 

Angus McEirr do. of third do., 

Andrew Porter, Captain Artillery, 

Robert Porter, cadet of first do., 

Casper Shipe, Administrator of Isaac 
Still, late Sergeant of fourth regi- 
ment, deceased, 62 1 4 3 14 4 

Joseph Murphy, private of eleventh 
do., _ 54 16 8 3 5 8 

Nathaniel Irish, Captain Artillery Ar- 
tificers, 

James Parr, Major of seventh do., 

Thomas M'llvaine, Drummer of third 
do., 

John M'llvaine, private of third do., 

John M'Manus do. do., 

Philip Eberhard, do. do., 

Margaret, widow and administratrix of 

John Anderson, late private of sixth 
do., 56 6 1 



73 1 


10 


4 7 


8 


936 12 


6 


56 4 





55 16 


6 


3 6 


11 


80 





4 16 





61 9 


2 


3 13 


8 


54 6 


8 


3 5 


1 


28 18 


10 


1 14 


7 


60 8 


8 


3 12 


7 


442 7 


2 


26 10 


9 


28 11 


8 


1 14 


3 



29 12 
50 


6 



25 15 
3 


5 




63 19 
60 6 
60 17 
66 19 


1 

11 
7 
5 


3 1(j 
3 12 

3 13 

4 


8 

4 

4 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 



Thomas Fletcher, private of first do., 
Richard Keeualian, do. of fourth do., 
Jesse Moore, Fifer of second do.,. 
Rob't Campbell, late Cap. of Inv'd, 

dec'd, bis wictow <& adm'x, 
Bartk'w Berry of tenth do., 
John B. Webster, Lieut. & Quart. 

mst. of first regiment, 
Samuel Story, Lieut, and Adj. of first 

do., 
Alexander Rogers, Serjeant of sixth 

do, 
Thomas Jones Serjeant of fourth do. ; 
John Story, Captain Lieutenant of se- 
cond do., 
Thomas Burchborough, private of fifth 

do., 
John McCreery, do. do. do., 
Hopkins Driver, do. of third do , 
John Marr, do. do. do., 

Edward McKillan, private of seventh 

do., 
William Bouser, do. of tenth do., 
William Work., do of third do., 
■William Ferguson, Captain Artillery, 
Thomas Douglass, Captain Lieut, do. 

do , 
Andrew Walker, Captain of second 

do.., 
Samuel Montgomery, of seventh do., 
Benjamin Chambers, Lieut, of first 

do., 
Bernard Ward, Cap. Atlees, do. do., 
Nathan Boys, Captain Navy, do. do., 
Oeorge Glentworth, Sen., S. Gr. H. 
Jeremiah Jackson, Captain of eleventh 

do., 
Lewis Nicola, Col. Inv'd, 
Francis Mentges, Col., 
Benjamin Lodge, Lieutenant of sixth 

do , 
Ludwick Dorman, private of tenth 

do., 
James Hamilton, Major of second do., 
William E. Godfrey, Captain Artillery 

Art's, 
Thomas Forster, Serjeant Artillery, 
Jacob Speigle, do. do., 



Principal. 
54 1 5 
56 3 9 
64 18 9 


latere 
3 4 
3 7 
3 17 


JSt. 

10 
4 
9 


348 1 
59 8 


7 
1 


20 17 

3 10 


7 
11 


150 





9 





119 17 





7 3 


9 


64 4 
66 18 


10 

n 


3 17 

4 




2 


224 15 


2 


13 9 


7 


60 11 

61 15 

■ 59 . 7 
60 16 


2 
4 
7 
4 


3 12 
3 14 
3 10 
3 12 


8 



3 

11 


54 1 
53 10 

88 1 
450 9 


1 
5 

8 

2 


3 4 

3 4 
5 5 

27 


9 

Q 

At 

8 
6 


246 19 


1 


14 16 


3 


50 
100 






3 
6 






137 

202 

344 

1,005 12 


6 





8 4 
12 2 
20 12 
60 6 


4 
4 
9 

8 


212 1 

614 7 

32 15 


8 

5 


12 14 

36 17 

1 19 


5 
2 

2 


12 16 


2 


15 


o 


54 
6 9 




8 


3 4 

7 


9 
9 


128 14 

98 5 

83 8 


9 

8 

2 


7 14 
5 15 
5 


5 
5 




90 MINUTES OF THE 

Principal. Interest. 

John Lawrence, Captain of fifth do., 152 8 9 2 10 

Isaac B. Darin, Captain of third do., 253 15 10 15 4 7 

Jacob Myers, Sejeant of second do., 71 15 11 4 6 0' 

Joseph Asheton, Lieutenant Artillery, 324 6 6 19 9 2 

Christian Treek, Sergeant of fifth do , 21 16 16 1 

Andrew McKinney, Mktross Artillery, 23 17 5 18 7 
Patrick Mulvary, private of second 

do., 59 1 7 3 10 10 
George Lindcr Smith, Corporal of tenth 

do., 57 19 3 3 9 5 

John Barber, Serjeant of eleventh do., 79 5 6 4 15 

Kobert Caldwell, Captain Atlees, 362 5 7 21 14 8 

Hugh Swords, private of eleventh do., 41 11 8 2 9 9 

Nicholas Hoffman do. of tenth do., 54 1 3 4 9 

Rudolph Esling, Gun'r Artillery, 110 2 11 6 12 2 
William Reddick, private of eleventh 

regiment, 57 17 1 3 9 4 

Kobert Polston, do. of sixth do., 60 18 1 3 13 

Mathias Lochman, do. of fifth do., 53 15 4 3 4 5 

Daniel M'Gee, Matross Artillery, 54 19 2 3 5 10 

Daniel Welgar, private of eleventh do , 83 17 11 5 7 

Lawrence Keene, Captain of third do., 158 14 6 9 10 2 
David Jackson, Sen., Surgeon gen. 

hosp'l, 1,000 3 10 60 2 
Stephen Bayard, L't Colonel of eighth 

do., 546 5 111 32 15 6 
Richard Linard, private of fifth do , 61 10 4 3 13 10 
John Strieker, Capt. Lieutenant Artil- 
lery, 63 8 3 3 16 
Edmund Burke Captain of eleventh. 

do., 38 17 H 2 6 7 
Robert Coultmar, Captain A rtillerv, 360 8 9 21 12 5 
Edward Hand, Brig. Gen'], 1690 19 11 101 9 1 
John Muller, Matross late of Artillery, 
deceased, William Ferguson, admin- 
istrator, 59 1 1 3 10 9 
Dennis Carroll, Serjeant of sixth do., 100 2 6 6 1 
John M'C.owan, Cap. Inv'd, 115 15 6 18 10 
John Burnie, Serjeant of second do., 50 5 3 3 
Daniel 3iymer, private of fourth do., 60 7 1 3 12 5 
James Parr, Major of seventh do., 100 6 
Widow and child of John Mapharn, 

late private of fifth do., 57 6 7 3 8 8 
Windle Lawrence, Corporal of third 

do., 
John Brown, Fifer G reg't 
Jacob Humphrey, Captain of sixth do., 



90 


9 


9 


5 


8 





71 


8 


8 


4 


5 


7 




9 


5 


20 





1 



35 





2 2 





87 8 


1 


5 4 


i) 


83 9 


8 


5 


1 


78 18 


4 


4 14 


7 


94 14 


5 


5 13 


6 


39 18 


8 


2 7 


11 


88 13 


1 


5 6 


5 


112 15 


8 


6 15 


? 


400 





24 





100 





6 





46 19 


3 


2 16 


2 


92 5 


4 


5 10 


7 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 91 

Principal. Interest. 

Peter Paul, Ensign Flying Camp, 

James Dugby, private of third do., 

John Barr, do. of eleventh do., 

James Gallant, do. Inv'd, 

."Robert Nettles, Corporal of third do., 

Jacob Steinebach, private of second do., 

William Warren, do. of tenth do., 

John Humphrey, Ensign of sixth, do., 

James Chambers, Colonel of first do., 

Peter Smith, Lieut. & Quar. Mast'r of 
third do., 

David Ernfichter, Matross Art'y A., 

John Harragan, private of fifth do., 

Timothv Flanagan, private of second 

regiment, 59 3 1 3 10 11 

James Halfpenny, do. German regi- # 

ment, 

Philip Roth, Mas'r Mus. Leg., 

William G-arhart, private of tenth do., 

Andrew Lytle, Lieutenant of fifth do., 

Ezra Patterson, Lieutenant Artillery, 

Asher Carter, Lieutenant Mil'a. 

John Pearson, Captain of second do., 

Andrew Dorcer, Lieutenant of fifth do., 

John Strieker, Lieutenant of second 
do , 

Frederick Vernon, Major of eight do., 

John Slitter, Matross Artillery Artifi- 
cers, 

Andrew Forrest, Captain of third do., 

Donald Mcintosh, adm'r to est. of Rob- 
ert Mortimer, late Sergeant Cavalry, 138 19 8 6 8 

Ditto, administrator of Thomas Mur- 
ray, late Dragoon of Cavalry, de- 
ceased, 

James Carnahan, Captain of eight do., 

Mathias Little, private of third do., 

Alexander Willson, Corp. Artillery Ar- 
tificers, 54 15 5 

Mathew McGuire, Lieutenant and P. 
M: Art'y, 

William Bowman, private of second do., 

Peter Sfcoy, Bombardier Artillery Arti- 
ficers, 

Stout Brunson, private of second do., 

Jacob Craymur, do. of fourth do., 

John McElroy, do. of second do., 



59 


1 


7 


3 10 


9 


67 


3 


4 


4 


6 


80 


16 


5 


4 17 


,0 


32 


7 





1 18 


9 


134 








8 


9 


180 


8 


9 


10 16 


6 


326 


7 


11 


19 11 


7 


325 


13 


8 


19 10. 


9 


201 


2 


6 


12 1 


3 


462 


5 


7 


27 14 


7 


64 


8 


6 


3 17 


2 


124 


9 


5 


7 9 


3 



65 18 10 


3 19 





100 


6 





88 13 1 


5 6 


4 



195 

59 


14 
1 




7 


11 11 9 
3 10 10 


64 

56 
80 
43 


3 

1 

16 

6 


8 
7 
1 
5 


3 16 11 

3 7 2 

4 16 11 
2 11 11 



92 MINUTES OF THE 



William Magaw, Surgeon of fourth do., 
Patrick Butler, Corporal of seventh do , 
Daniel Smith, private of fourth do., 
Valentine Hors, Matross Artillery Ar- 
tificers, 
Peter Wilcok, private of first do., 
Edmuud O'Neal, do. of first do., 
William Butler, do. of second do., 
Michael Everly, Lieutenant of tenth 

do., 
Martin Reynolds, private of first do., 
Patrick M'Gasliu, do. of sixth do., 
George Harvey, Corporal of sixth do., 
Daniel Shickey, Corporal of eleventh 

do., 
John Kincaid, Matross Artillery Arti- 
ficers, 
Thomas Hood, do. Artillery, 
Ignatius Kating, private of third regi- 
ment, 
Joseph Armitage, Corporal Artillery 

Art's, 
James Ash ton, Serjeant of ninth do., 
IVartin Heydler, priv. Ger. Reg'fc, 
Michael Joyce, Matross Artillery, 
George Marshall, do., 

Martin O' Bryan, priv. of first do., 
Joseph Galbraith, Corporal of seventh 

do., 
James Davidson, private of seventh 

do., 
Jacob Justice, do. do. do., 
Robert Gragg, Serjeant of fourth do., 
Alexander Reed, private of seventh 

do., 
George Patrick, do. do. do., 
Thomas Moore, Corporal of seventh 

do., 
Thomas Clayton, private of seventh 

do.. 
Peter M' Kinky, do. do. do., 
John Somerville, Corporal of seventh 

do., 
Joseph Jackson, private of fifth do., 
John Simmers, do. do. do , 

John Yost, do. do. do,, 

Francis Willet, do, do. do., 



Principal. 

116 14 3 

45 19 3 

56 3 4 


Interest. 
7 

2 15 1 

3 7 4 


42 1 

56 3 

57 13 
59 1 


9 
1 

1 
7 


2 10 5 

3 7 4 
3 9 1 
3 10 10 


85 6 
59 3 
59 3 
61 19 


4 

1 
1 
1 


5 2 4 
3 10 11 
3 10 11 
3 14 4 


63 


10 


3 15 7 


20 
39 


11 

8 


14 

2 6.9 


59 3 


1 


3 10 11 


56 2 
79 5 
59 1 
76 
62 17 
81 16 


7 
10 

7 
11 

1 

5 


3 7 3 

4 15 

3 10 10 

4 11 2 

3 15 4 

4 18 1 


44 19 


10 


2 13 10 


59 5 
59 5 
82 8 


4. 

4 

4 


3 11 

3 11 

4 18 9 


59 5 

58 1 


4 

4 


3 11 1 
3 7 9 


36 


10 


2 3 2 


34 2 
50 6 


10 
8 


2 11 

3 4 


60 9 
58 17 

61 10 
60 11 
GO U 


11 
2 

4 
2 
2 


8 12 7 
3 10 7 
3 13 9 
3 12 7 
3 12 7 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 



do., 
do., 
do., 
do.. 



Joshua Tompkins do. of fifth do., 
Philip Henry, do. of first do., 
Robert Allison, Lieutenant of eleventh 

do , 
Christ. Wineher, private German regi- 
ment, 
Robert Cunningham, private of third 

do., 
Evan Holt, Drummer of second 
John Moore, private of sixth 
Charles Holder, do. of second 
Thomas Rowland, do. of tenth 
Samuel Kennedy, Captain of seventh 

do., 
Joshua Rees, Dragoon Leg., 
James Glenn, soldier of tenth do., 
Mark B. Worrell, Serjeant Inv'd, 
Matthew Kerr, private of sixth regi- 
ment, 
John M' Clean, Lieutenant Navy do., 
Jacob Glassmyer, private, 
Stacy Williams, do., 
John Smith, do, of second do., 

J^enjamin Carron, Sergeant of first do., 
Francis Donnelly, do. Artillery, 
John Nugent, Matross do., 
Jared Irwin, private of tenth do., 
Robert Oldis, do. of eleventh do., 
Jacob Wrisaer, Fifer of fourth do., 
Jacob Frederick, private of second do., 
John GrifFy, do. of fifth do., 
Michael Fry, do. of eleventh do , 
Lawrence Fry, Fifer of second do., 
Andrew Boyd, Lieutenant Flying 

Camp, 
David Marshall, Lieutenant of fifth 

do., 
James Kirk, private of sixth do., 
Caspar Waggoner, do. German regi- 
ment, 
James Patterson, Q. M. Sergeant of 

first do , 
Worsley Ernes, Captain Artillery, 
Thomas Jones, private of sixth do., 
Joseph King, Corporal of third do., 
Archibald M'Fall, private of fifth do., 
Stophel Mingle, do. of fourth do., 
Henry Henly, Lieutenant of fourth do., 



Principal. 

60 14 4 

59 3 1 

120 7 11 

59 1 7 

60 17 7 
41 19 11 

88 13 1 

88 11 7 

59 3 1 

100 

86 7 2 

59 3 1 

68 3 2 

59 3 1 

158 15 9 



93 

271 
59 
56 



55 2 

55 7 

56 8 
83 2 
81 15 

103 2 3 
43 1 

57 14 
60 2 
59 1 
85 14 11 
54 6 5 
51 14 4 

92 10 3 

216 17 7 
59 3 1 

59 1 7 



5 

4 

3 

5 

60 11 
39 14 5 
68 3 11 



Interest. 
3 12 9 
3 10 11 

7 -4 5 

3 10 10 



3 13 

2 10 
5 6 
5 6 



3 10 11 

6 
5 3 7 

3 10 11 

4 19 



10 11 



10 
6 
6 

7 

18 
18 

Q 

o 

11 

9 
12 

10 10 

2 9 
5 1 

1 11. 



5 10 11 

13 2 

3 10 11 

3 10 10 

5 11 10 

16 5 4 

3 11 

3 7 5 

3 12 8 
2 7 6 

4 19 



94 MINUTES OF THE 

Principal. Interest. 
Adam Musketncss, private of second 

do., 54 4 11 3 5 

Peter Gabel, do. do. do., 59 17 3 10 9 

Jacob Rimer, do. of Shott's corps, 79 7 8 4 15 2 

William Maubley, private of fifth do., 37 110 2 4 4 

Jacob Bower, Captain of sixth do., 85 5 6 5 2 3 
Patrick Connelly, private of eleventh 

do, 55 6 5 3 6 4 
William Ruggles, ditto of third do., 58 15 4 3 10 5 
John M'Clean, Lieutenant navy, 100 COO 
George Guier, private of third do., 84 3 1 5 11 
Michael Waltz, private do., do , 60 8. 8 3 12 5 
William Talbott, Matross 'Artillery, 68 10 4 17 
Satatel Craig, Captain of first regi- 
ment, 82 4 3 4 18 6 
John Jordan, private of third do., 56 3 1 3 7 4 
Andrew Roggers, Corporal of fourth 

do., 

James Hutton, private of seventh do., 

Abraham Kinney, Ensign of third do., 

Jacob Hatter, private of second do., 

Daniel Leary, Sergeant of third do., 

William Adams, Surgeon Artillery, 

William Smith, General Surgeon hos- 
pital, 

W 7 iclo\v and children of Captain Haw- 
kins Boon, late of sixth do., 

John Wigton, Lieutenant and Pay- 
master of third do., 

Robert Pattou, Captain of eleventh 
do.. 

Jesse Crossley, Captain Lieutenant Ar- 
tillery, 

Jacob Boyer, Corporal of sixth do., 

Daniel Kennedy, Ad. of sixth do., 

John Prustly, Captain of fifth do., 

Daniel Barkmire, Gun. of Artillery 
Art., 

Henry Frilt, private of seventh do., 

Henry Layman, do. of second do., 

Stophel Zubey, do. of fourth do., 

Richard Hampton, Col. of tenth do., 

Christian Nevill, Atat. Artillery Arti- 
ficers, 

Martiu Warner, private of fourth do., 

Robert Rankin. Luuteuant militia, 

John Pcnsler, private of second do., 



40 


15 


4 





8 


10 


40 


6 





2 


8 


4 


69 


11 


4 


4 


3 


4 


51 


19 


31 


3 


■0 


4 


83 





6 


4 


19 


8 


570 


15 


n 


84 


4 


10 


1,029 


3 




D 


61 


14 


10 


i j 


4 


6 


22 


4 





338 


3 


8 


20 


5 


9 


531 


7 


3 


3L 


17 


7 


287 


11 





17 


.1 





90 


17 





5 


9 





516 


17 


3 


3L 








100 








6 








32 


16 





1 


19 


4 


54 


7 


S* 





5 


2 


59 


1 


7 






10 


10 


55 


'^ 


K 


3 


6 


1 


600 








86 








41 


6 


9 





9 


6 


59 


6 


1 






11 


1 


118 


14 


2 


1 





4 


85 


1 


7 


5 


Q 


1 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 95 

Principal. Interest. 



Elibu Reynolds, private, navy, 
Daniel Richner, private of fifth do., 
Edward Thomas, Dragoon Cavalry^ 
William Williams, Lieut. Col. of third 

do., 
Rach'l, Widow of Charles Hofman, 

Master Artillery Band Musician, 
Edward Graham, Dragoon Cavalry, 
John Camp, private of tenth do., 
Read Z. Beatty, Surgeon Artillery, 
Ensign Le Roy, of second regiment, 

Ditto. De Marcellen, do. do., 
George Stevenson's S. M., of first do., 
Samuel McClelian, Lieutenant Flying 

Camp, 
John Earhart, private of eleventh do., 
Arch'd Gordon, do. do. do., 

William Welsh, do. of fourth do,, 
Clement Shire, do. of second do., 
James Donavan, do. of seventh do., 
John McQuead, of second do , 
John Hart, Drum-Alaj'r, German regi- 
ment, 
Richard Colgan, private of tenth do., 
Henry Grier, Lieutenant, Goran's corps, 
James Carter, Matross Artillery, 
Michael Hess, private German regi- 
ment, 
William Short, do. of tenth do , 
William Kellan, Matross Artillery Ar- 
tificers, 
John McGlaughlin, private of fifth do. 
Thomas Alexandier, Bombardier Artil- 
lery Art's, 
Wilii'm McElhatton, Fifer Inv'd, 
John Raker, Matross Art'y Art's, 
John Thomas, do. do., 
Lawrence Gorman, private of tenth do., 
George Rlewer, Lieutenant of fourth 

do., 
James Caruthers, private of fifth do., 
Lieutenant John Hoge, late of seventh 

do., 
George Blewer, Lieutenant of fourth 

do., 
John Boggs, Matross Artillery Artifi- 
cers do., 



108 5 


7 


6 


7 


5 


43 2 


2 


2 


11 


8 


50 17 


11 


3 


1 





492 18 


10 


29 


11 


4 


109 17 


1 


6 


11 


9 


64 13 


7 


o 
O 


17 


6 


81 8 


8 


4 


17 


8 


276 1 


m 


16 


11 


3 


31 19 


o 


1 


18 


4 


33 4 


9 
O 


1 


19 


9 


209 9 


7 


12 


10 


9 


267 18 


8 


16 


1 


5 


54 1 


8 


3 


4 


11 


56 7 


7 


3 


7 


7 


56 10 


7 


3 


7 


9 


60 14 


5 


3 


12 


9 


54 3 


2 


3 


4 


11 


41 9 


11 


2 


9 


9 


68 8 


8 


4 


2 





59. 3 


1 


3 


10 


11 


41 3 


2 


2 


9 


1 


78 10 


11 


4 


11 


9 


59 11 


7 


3 


11 


4 


83 


11 


4 


19 


7 


42 4 


1 


o 


10 


6 


59 3 


1 


3 


11 





66 12 


4 


3 


19 


10 


18 1 


6 


1 


1 


8 


24 4 


6 


1 


9 





38 2 


7 


2 


5 


9 


57 15 


1 


3 


9 


2 


47 16 


3 


2 


17 


3 


61 10 


4 


3 


13 


9 


101 5 


3 


6 


1 


5 


200 





12 








51 12 


6 


8 


1 


10 



90 MINUTES OF THE 



Michael Kain, Serjeant of fourth do., 
James Dougherty, private of fifth do., 
Robert Blackewell, Chaplain, 
James Hatton, Matross Artillery Arti- 

cers, 
Patrick Norton, private of tenth do., 
John Smith, Corporal of eleventh do., 
Adam Rupert, Corporal of tenth do., 
Richard Tamison, private of tenth do., 
Patrick Cross, do. of second do., 
Martin Delany, do. of fifth do., 
John Parker Serjeant of fifth regiment, 
William Hudson, Serjeant Artillery 

Artificers, 
Howard Knight, Matross Artillery, 
Daniel Shehan, private of third do., 
Martin Cox, Sergeant of sixth do., 
James Craig, private of third do., 
Casper Ebener, Drummer of first do., 
John D Mounty, Matross Artillery Ar- 
tificers, 
James Montgomery, private of third 

do., 
John Welsh, private of fifth do., 
Lawrence Sloan, private of third da., 
John M' Kinney, do. of sixth do., 
James Severny, do. of third do., 
Henry Guest, do. of second do., 
Barnabas MoGuire, Corporal of first 

do., 
Jonathan Sturgis, Serjeant of first do., 
Thomas Malson, private of second do., 
Michael Leamon, do. do. do., 
Hugh Mulholm, Serjeant do. do., 
Samuel Allen, private of second do., 
Samuel Hay, Lieutenant Col'l of tenth 

do., 
Edward Callahan, Artillery do., 
Hugh Gowans, Qr. Mr. Serjeant of 

third do., 
Thomas Wallace, do., do., do., 
James Parr, Major of seventh do., 
Lawrence Pendegrass, Corporal Artil- 
lery, 
Benjamin Ashton, private of second 

do., 
William Johnston, Fifer do., do., 



Princi 

81 6 

60 16 

391 11 


yii. 
3 
7 



Interest. 

4 17 6 

3 13 

35 9 9 


52 11 
59 3 
39 18 
65 
59 3 
59 1 
58 12 
85 


11 
1 

2 
4 
1 

7 

2 

10 


3 3 
3 10 11 

2 7 9 

3 18 
3 10 11 
3 10 10 
3 10 3 
5 2 


65 13 

68 14 
56 19 
63 9 
60 17 

45 5 


1 

2 
10 
5 
7 
5 


8 18 9 
4 2 4 
3 8 4 
3 16 1 
3 13 
2 14 3 


£6 10 


4 


1 11 9 


60 17 
56 5 
60 17 
58 1 
60 17 
63 19 


7 
6 
7 
9 
7 
11 


3 13 
3 7 5 
3 13 
3 9 8 
3 13 
3 16 9 


37 8 
49 9 
39 8 

38 14 
76 14 
59 1 


2 

8 

11 

11 

4 

7 


2 4 9 
2 19 4 
2 7 3 

2 6 4 
4 11 11 

3 10 10 


7 17 
73 11 


8 
4 


0' 9 4 

4 8 3 


62 18 

83 10 
77 19 


8 

5 


3 15 4 
5 2 

4 13 5 


60 8 


o 


3 12 5 


36 11 

37 9 


5 
11 


2 3 9 ,' 
2 4 11 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 



97 



Laughlin Burne, private of fifth do., 
Detrick Snyder, do of fourth do., 
Richard Hutchinson, do of eleventh 

do., 
Joseph Lewis, do. of second do ., 
William Powers, Captain Artillery, 
John Graham, private of second do., 
Peter Seights, Matross Artillery Art's, 
Jacob Tegar, Matross Artillery, 
Thomas Pierce, Dragoon Cavalry, 
John Bryan, Gunner Artillery, 
Andrew Roark, Serjeant of fourth regi- 
ment, 
James Mclntire, private do. do., 
William Prosser, Serjeant do. do., 
John Ryan, private of seventh do.,. 
Frederick Leonard, do. of second do , 
William Hanna, do. do. do., 
George Will McNott, Farrier of the 

Cavalry, 
Benjamin Busby, Dragoon Cavalry, 
James Newbury, private of ninth do., 
John Yanostrand, Matross Artillery, 
Adam Coogler, Drag'n Cavalry, 
George Biddeson, private of second 

do., 
Morgan O'Conner, late Lieutenant Col- 
onel of the seventh reg't, his estate, 
Charles Miller, private of fourth do., 
Gibb Jones, Captain Artillery, 
James Martin, private of second do., 
Peter Coleoffer, Musician, Art'y, 
Philip Hbpe, private of second do., 
George iVPCully, Captain of third do., 
John Christie, Corporal of fourth do., 
Sadler Roach, private of fourth do., 
James Wefeh, do. of seventh do., 
John Nicholson, do. of seventh do., 
John Douse, private of fifth do., 
Roch Thomas, do. of first do., 
Ebenezer Carson, Captain of tenth do., 
James Harkins, private of seventh do., 
William Smith, do. of fifth do., 
Christian King, Corporal do. do., 
William Thomas, private of fifth do. ; 
William Robb, do. of third do., 
Vol. xiv. — 7. 



Principal. 


Interest. 


82 ir 


4 


4 


19 


88 13 


4 


5 


8 4 


45 6 


5 


2 


14 4 


59 1 


7 


3 


10 9 


89 12 


6 


5 


7 5 


59 1 


7 


3 


10 11 


32 8 


6 


1 


18 9 


64 16 


'7 


3 


17 9 


89 10 


6 


5 


7 4 


105 1 


7 


6 


6 1 


79 9 


7* 


4 15 4 


58 7 


7 


3 


10 


75 17 


U 


4 


11 


58 3 


7 


o 
O 


9 9 


87 11 


7 


5 


5 


46 3 


1 


2 


15 4 


88 8 


6 


5 


6 


65 15 


5 


3 


18 10 


57 10 


1 


o 
o 


8 11 


73 3 


10 


4 


7 9 


58 18 


5 


3 


10 8 


56 1 


7 


3 


7 3 


462 13 


2 


27 15 1 


57 6 


1 


3 


8 8 


363 6 





21 


15 11 


59 1 


7 


3 


10 10 


91 4 


2 


5 


9 4 


56 12 


7 


3 


7 10 


218 


8 


13 


1- 7 


61 13 


8 


3 


13 11 


54 1 


8 


3 


4 10 


57 15 


4 


3 


9 2 


59 5 


4 


3 


11 


60 4 


7 


o 

O 


12 3 


59 3 


1 


3 


10 11 


297 13 


10 


17 


17 1 


85 14 


4 


5 


2 9 


60 16 


7 


3 


12 11 


67 3 





4 


6 


59 10 


10 


3 


11 5 


90 13 





5 


8 9 



98 MINUTES OF THE 

Principal. Interest- 
George Tn'pner, do. of fifth do., 60 11 2 3 12 8 

Robert Brown, Lieutenant Flying 
Camp, 345 13 7* 20 14 9 

John Henderson, administrator of Gus- 
tavus H. Henderson, S. M. G. H., 
deceased, 308 4 2| 18 9 10 

Hugh McElervey, private of fourth 
do., 

Daniel M'Fatridge, of third regiment, 

Nicholas Reib, Matross Artillery Arti- 
ficers, 

David Hammond, Lieutenant of first 
reg't,^ _ 

John Weidman, Lieutenant German 
reg't, 

The Honorable Major Gen. Arthur St, 
Clair, 

Widow and Adm'r of Nath'l Hood, 
late Matross Artillery Artificers, de- 
ceased, 

Captain Lieut. James Lloyd, of Artil- 
lery, 

Jacob Grumbley, private German reg't, 

Matthias Clousher, Dragoon Legion, 

Barth'w Vonheir, Captain Artillery, 

Estate of James White, Dragoon Cav- 
alry, 

James Vanosten, Serjeant Artillery, 

Lieutenant John Pratt, of fourth do., 

Edward Hovendon, Lt. 6th do., 

Isaac Vanhorn, Captain Lieutenant do., 

Benjamin Lodge, Lt, of sixth do., 

Samuel Smith, Captain of fifth do., 

Alexander Martin, Matross Artillery, 

George Thomas, do. Artillery Artifi- 
cers, 

Robert Sample, Captain of tenth do,, 

Robert Gorrell, private of sixth do., 

Isaac Roach, Captain State Navy, 

James Davis, Matross Artillery Art's, 

William McCorven, do., 

Charles Phile, Captain of fifth do., 

Francis Keele, private of second do., 

John Corner, private of sixth do , 

Joseph Cambell, Corporal of first do., 

James G. Heron, Captain Hazen's, 

James Gilchrist, Ensign of fifth do., 



108 6 


2 


6 


9 


10 


81 18 


8 


4 


18 


2 


5 3 


8 





6 


2 


150 





9 








403 


5 


24 


3 


7 


,181 6 





70 


17 


6 


43 


1 


2 


11 


7 


272 8 


6 


16 


6 


9 


84 16 


t-r 


5 


1 


8 


82 18 


5 


4 


19 


4 


131 15 





7 


18 





62 7 


10 


3 


14 


9 


79 18 


8 


4 


15 


9 


89 14 


S! 


5 


7 


7 


44 13 


9 


2 


13 


1 


256 14 


8 


15 


7 


11 


102 15 


11 


6 


3 


2 


215 13 


6 


12 


18 


9 


69 5 


o 


4 


3 





56 9 


3 


3 


7 


8 


200 5 





12 





o 


85 3 


1 


5 


2 





642 19 


11 


38 


11 


7 


44 15 


1 


2 


13 


7 


50 17 


2 


3 


1 





152 8 





9 


o 


10 


88 11 


7 


5 


6 


8 


57 7 


7 


3 


8 


9 


96 5 


4 


5 


15 


5 


400 1 


6 


24 








41 11 


10 


2 


9 


10 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 99 

Principal. Interest. 

William Davidson, Captain of third 

do., ' 140 8 8 

Patrick Shockley, private of seventh 

do., 58 3 1 3 9 9 

Henry Carbury, Captain of eleventh 
do., 65 5 3 18 3 

Daniel Brodhead, Colo, of eighth do., 74 17 9 4 9 9 

John Davis, Captain of first do., 200 12 

Robert Martin, Lieutenant, 46 3 9f 2 15 4 

Thomas Craig, Col'l of third regiment, 23 12 18 3 

Andrew Ly tie, of fifth do., 4 13 15 6 

Benjamin Bartholomew Capt. of fifth 

do., 296 4 1 17 15 4 

Henry Martin, Captain Navy, 631 17 10 37 18 2 

Bartholomew B. Bower, Captain of 
fifth do., 333 6 8 20 

Samuel Campbell, private of sixth do., 85 8 9 5 2 5 

John Hunter, Matross Artillery Artifi- 
cers, 43 1 2 11 7 

James Edgar, private of second do., 59 3 1 3 10 11 

Joseph Martin, Lieutenant Flying 

Camp, 35 10 2 2 7 

James Grier, Major of tenth do., 805 17 5| 18 7 

Doctor Joseph Brown, late Surgeon 

of seventh do., 378 19 3 22 14 8 

John Stotesbury, Captain of sixth do., 330 5 19 16 3 

Samuel Hay, Lieutenant Col. of tenth 

do., 517 9 3| 31 10 

William Preston, Lieutenant Art'y Ar- 

tf'rs, 284 11 11 17 1 4 

Samuel Hightlinger, Fifer of eleventh 
do , 59 3 3 3 10 11 

Widow and children of Captain Adam ' 
Bittin, late of the fourth regiment, 
deceased, 

Leonard Brown, Sergeant Artillery, 

Henry Yeable, private German regi- 
ment, 

William Vicker, Drummer Artillery Ar- 
tificers, 

Patrick Hervon, private of third do., 

Malcolm Forest, private of fifth do., 

Martin Buchler do. of fifth do., 

James Smith, do. do. do., 

Henry Fleming, private of third do., 

John Ford, private do. do., 

John Armstrong, Serjeant of first do., 



198 19 


10 


11 13 


8 


87 17 


51- 


5 5 


4 


59 1 


7 


3 10 


10 


29 12 


5 


1 15 


5 


60 17 


7 


3 13 


1 


61 10 


4 


3 18 


9 


74 13 


3 


4 9 


6 


61 10 


6 


3 13 


9 


56 3 


1 


3 7 


4 


57 13 


1 


3 9 


2 


83 2 


6 


4 19 


8 



100 MINUTES OF THE 



William Reed, Corporal of fourth do., 

Lelian Boyer, Corporal of do. do., 

Sylvanus Brown, Drummer 01 fourth 
do., 

James Campbell, private of fourth do., 

Jacob Slyder, private of second do., 

John Keunety, Corp'l of ninth do., 

Captain Alexander Parker, of seventh 
do., 

Daniel St. Clair, Lieutenant of third 
do., 

George Unioc, private of second do. r 

Andrew Dreuchabrod, of second regi- 
ment, 

John Cobea, Captain of second do., 

John Patterson, Captain of second do., 

John M'Gowen, Captain Inv'd, 

Richard Fullerton, Lieut, of third do , 

George Jacob Grinder's estate, of 
Drag'n Lee's Legion, 

Thomas Pry, Major, late Hazen's, 

Leonard Miller, private of third do., 

Caleb North, Lt. Colonel of second 
do., 

John McGowan, Captain Inv'd do., 

William Honey man, Lieutenant do., 

George Boss, Lieutenant do., 

Walter Finney, Captain of sixth do., 

James Sigersole, private of tenth do., 

Casper Shane, Corporal Artillery, 

Philip Kease, private of second do., 

Nicholas Fitzimons, Lieutenant Navy, 

Thomas Slatterly, private # of eleventh 
do., 

James Broadwood, private of first do., 

Peter Paris, Surgeon German regiment, 

Doct'r Bedford Williams, Jun'r, Sur- 
geon Gen'l Hosp'l, 

John D. Woelper, Captain Inv'd reg't, 

John Nice, Captain of the sixth do., 

Charles Steward, Serjeant of fourth 
do., 

Doctor Samuel Duffield, S'r Surgeon 
G'l Hosp'l, 

Rob't Aitkin, private of sixth, 

Neil McKinzey, private of third, his 
administrator, 60 17 7 3 13 



Principal. 
32 14 3 
60 10 5 


Interest. 
1 19 1 
3 12 7 


9 9 
41 11 

59 1 
55 14 


4 
5 

7 
9 



2 
3 
3 


11 3 
9 10 

10 9 
6 9 


300 1 


7 


18 


1 


232 8 
59 1 


7 
7 


13 

3 


18 9 
10 9 


59 1 

393 18 
200 
252 
203 11 


7 
1 

5 
10 


3 
23 
12 
15 
12 


10 9 

12 7 



2 4 

4 3 


32 3 
450 16 

59 2 


1 



11 


1 

27 
3 


18 4 

11 

10 10 


77 3 

58 5 

24 12 

25 12 
64 18 
55 6 
79 3 

59 1 
361 9 






6 
5 
4 
7 
10 


4 
3 
1 
1 
3 
3 
4 
3 
21 


12 11 
9 10 
9 5 

10 9 
17 9 
6 4 
14 11 
10 9 

13 8 


56 5 

59 3 

310 13 


4 

4 
6 


3 
3 

18 


7 5 
10 11 
12 9 


521 18 
440 11 
379 11 


7 

8 


31 

26 
22 


6 2 

8 7 

15 5 


109 13 


1 


6 


11 6 


1,249 4 
59 2 


2 

6 


74 
3 


18 11 
10 10 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 



101 



Widow and children of B. Griffitks ; 

late Lieutenant of ninth do., 
David Owen, private of sixth do., 
Jacob Bower, Captain of sixth do., 
Peter Decher, Captain of fifth do., 
The Rev'd David Jones, Chaplain se- 
cond brig'd, 
The Rev'd Doct'r James Sprout, Chap- 
lain hosp'l, 
James Evans, Serjeant of fifth do., 
William Bell, late Lieutenant Flying 

Camp, 
John Purtle, private of sixth do., 
William Power, Captain Artillery, 
John Rudolph, Lt. of fifth do., 
Samuel Davis, Surgeon Mate general 

hosp'l, 
Patrick McG-laughlin, private Hazen's, 
Jacob Paulus, private of ninth do., 
John Jordan, Captain, 
Hezekiah Davis, Lt. Flying Camp, 
Major William Sproat, of third do , 
John Wimolt, private of fourth do., 
John McCalester, private of first do., 
Samuel Hockogoy, Mus'n Artillery, 
Estate William Brown, late S. Mate, 
Doctor Robert Johnston, S'r S'n G'l 

H'l, 
Benjamin Wallace, Captain Flying 

Camp, 
John Green, Ensign Militia. 
John Shearer, Matross Artillery Ar- 

t'rs, 
Estate of John D.uffield, late private of 

fourth r'mt, 
James Davidson, Surgeon of fifth do,, 
James Glentworth, Lieutenant of sixth 

do., 
Samuel Bryson, Lieutenant of seventh 

do., 
Lawrence Keene, Captain third do., 
Estate John Parke, late Lieutenant of 

second do., 
James Duff, private of third do., 
The estate of Joseph Quality, late a 
Lieutenant of Pennsylvania Navy, , 



Principal. Interest. 



102 3 7 

54 12 4 

114 8 2 

312 13 10 


6 2 

3 5 

6 17 

18 15 


6 
6 

2 



865 4 


2 


51 18 


2 


400 6 

74 15 


1 

7 


24 
4 9 


4 
8 


345 13 

56 5 

179 5 

345 13 


7 
6 


8 


20 14 

3 7 

10 15 

20 14 


9 
5 


9 


237 13 

91 16 

77 5 

177 

305 13 

500 

82 11 

59 3 

74 2 

215 7 


6 

7 

9 



8 



8 

11 

4 




14 5 

5 10 

4 12 

10 12 

18 6 

30 

4 19 

3 10 

4 8 
12 18 


1 
1 

7 
4 
9 



11 

10 

6 


1,283 3 


4 


76 19 


9 


516 17 
66 15 


3 




31 

4 


2 



52 8 


7 


3 2 


9 


54 1 

295 6 


11 




3 4 
17 14 


9 

5 


307 8 


10 


18 8 


10 


300 
331 18 



9 


18 

19 18 



3 


222 1 
54 19 


5 

9 


13 6 
3 5 


5 
10 


114 11 


8 


6 17 


4 



102 



MINUTES OF THE 



Andrew Barr, late a private of the 

militia of Pennsylvania, (prisoner) 
Thomas Bond, jun'r, Purv'r G'l H'l, 
Doct'r Goodwin Wilson, jun'r, Sur- 
geon, 
William McClosky S'ns M't Artillery 

Arts. 
William Henderson, P'y M'r, 
John Batton, private of third do., 
Jacob Shively, of second do., 
Thomas Wynn, Lieutenant Flying 

Camp, 
John Lochry, private of fifth do., 
Thomas Murray, private of second do., 
William Magaw, Surgeon of fourth 

do., 
William Honderson, Captain of fourth 

do., 
John Richardson, Captain of fifth do , 
Andrew Robinson, Lieut, of eleventh 

reg't, 
Patrick Lafferty, private of tenth do., 
Widow and children of John Knight, 

late Drummer of sixth, deceased, 
Hugh Hughes, private of fifth do., 
George North, Lieut. & Q. M'r of fifth 

do., 
Caleb North, Lieutenant Co'l of second 

do., 
William Murren, L't do. do., 

Robert Williin, Captain of sixth do., 
John Craig, Captain Cavalry, 
James Tate, Surgeon of third do., 
Andrew Hage, private of tenth do , 
John Ripsou do., late of fifth do., 

deceased, his estate, 
Jacob Bower, Captain of sixth 
Edward Hovendon, Lieut't do., 
Henry Mooney, private of first 
George Tudor, Major of fifth 
Samuel Edmiston, Surgeon gen. Hospi- 
tal, 
Solom'n Hailing, S. S , do., 

James Reed, Major Hazen's, 
Francis Murray, Lieut. Colo, of thir- 
teenth do., 
Thomas Collins, private of third do., 



Principal. Interest. 



do., 
do., 
do., 
do., 



16 6 6 

1,068 2 10 



19 6 

61 1 8 



514 5 30 16 9 



150 5 5 

406 4 2 

54 10 1 

51 11 

345 13 7 

61 15 4 

50 14 11 



9 3 

24 7 4 

3 5 3 

3 19 

20 14 9 

3 14 

3 9 



400 24 



310 4 3 

125 4 

345 13 9 

57 3 1 

97 5 

54 1 8 



18 12 2 

7 10 

20 14 9 

3 8 6 

5 16 7 

3 4 9 



308 17 9 18 10 7 



388 

21 

342 



15 10| 




7 

441 14 43 

472 18 11 

54 18 8 



23 
60 17 

130 11 
58 11 

286 19 



518 15 10 
250 
100 

640 6 4 
59 3 1 



23 6 5 

15 2 

20 10 6 

26 9 11 

28 7 4 

3 5 9 

17 7 

3 13 

7 16 7 

3 10 2 

17 4 4 

31 2 5 

15 

6 

38 8 4 

3 10 11 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 103 

Principal. Interest. 
Moses Ratter, Serjeant Artillery Art's, 
George Williams, private of tenth do.,. 
Hugh Barnel, Corp'l Hazen's, 
John Blackwood, private of fifth do., 
Will'n Feltman, of tenth do., 

Richard Leester, private of second do., 
John Beatty, Corp'l of third do., 

Henry D. Purcel, L't of second do., 
John Walker, private of fifth do., 



63 13 


1 


3 16 4 


54 2 


6 


3 4 10 


66 11 


6 


3 19 10 


61 10 


3 


3 13 10 


256 19 


5£ 


15 8 1 


54 14 


11 


3 5 4 


58 5 


6 


3 9 10 


13 10 





16 2 


59 3 


1 


3 10 11 



President. 
, I Esquires. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, May 1st, 1784 
present : 
v His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Stephen Balliott 

John McDowell, George Wall, Jun'r 
Sebastian Levan, 
An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable 
Stephen Balliott, for twenty-six pounds five shillings specie, in full 
for his attendance in Council 'till the thirtieth day of April, 1784, 
inclusively. 

On consideration, 
Ordered, That Edward Shippen, Esquire, be appointed a Justice 
of the county Court of Common Pleas for the county of Philadel- 
phia, and also President of the same court. 

Orders of. sale were issued of a quantity of merchandize import- 
ed in the ship Maria, John Kelly, Master, from Amsterdam, con- 
signed to John Wilcocks, and of merchandize, marked A B, No. 
12, imported in the ship Fortune, William Haydon, Master, con- 
signed to Andrew Bunner. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, May 3rd, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Sebastian Levan ") 

George Wall, junior, Stephen Balliott, V Esq'rs. 
John McDowell, Samuel John Atlee, J 

Orders were issued for merchandize imported in the ship Clem- 
entine, Captain Kruse, from Hamburgh, consigned of Messieurs 



104 MINUTES OF THE 

Thuan and Boden, ; and of merchandize imported in the ship For- 
tune, Captain Haydon, Master, from London, consigned to Isaac 
Wikoff. 

The following orders were drawn on the Treasurer, to wit : 

In favor of the Honorable Sebastian Levan, Esquire, for eighty- 
two pounds five shillings specie, in full for his attendance in Coun- 
cil 'till the first day of May, 1784, inclusively. 

In favor of the Honorable George Wall, Junior, Esquire, for fifty- 
two pounds ten shillings, specie, in full for his attendance in Coun- 
cil 'till the first day of May, 1784, inclusively. 

In favor of Colonel Andrew Porter, for five hundred pounds specie, 
for purchasing the provisions and other necessaries for the Commis- 
sioners for running the boundary line between this State and the 
State of Virginia, for which he is to account. 

In favor of Levi Hollinsworth and Arthur Donaldson, for eleven 
hundred pounds, to be by them applied in removing or destroying 
the Chevaux de frieze in the river Delaware, to be paid out of the 
duties which have arisen by the late Impost laws, according to reso- 
lution of the General Assembly dated the twenty-fourth day of 
September, 1783. 

And in favor of John Boon, for one hundred and forty-eight 
pounds fourteen shillings specie, out of the one per cent, impost, 
agreeably to resolution of Assembly of the thirteenth of March, 
1784, in full of his account for arms, &ca., furnished for public 
service. 

Articles of agreement for removing or destroying the Chevaux 
de frieze in the river Delaware, were this day signed by his Ex- 
cellency the President, in behalf of the Commonwealth, on the one 
part, and by Arthur Donnaldson and Levi Hollinsworth, on the 
other part. 

And at the same time a bond was executed by the said Arthur 
Donnaldson and Levi Hollinsworth, for their faithful performance 
of the said agreement. 

Upon the petition of Jesse Shrieve, convicted of burglary in the 
county of Chester, and a recommendation in his favor from two of 
the Judges of the Supreme Court, it was 

Ordered, That he be pardoned. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 105 



The Council met. 



Philadelphia, Tuesday, May 4th, 1784. 
present : 



The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, Sebastian Levan, ~1 

George Wall, junior, Samuel John Atlee, t Esquires. 
Stephen Balliott, J 

A letter from the Honorable the Delegates of Pennsylvania of 
the thirtieth day of April. 1784, inclosing resolutions of Congress 
of the twenty-sixth and twenty-eighth days of April, respecting 
the adjournment of Congress, and the trial of Henry Carberry by 
the laws of Pennsylvania, was read ; and 
Ordered, To be filed. 

An order of sale was issued of goods and merchandize imported 
in the ship Andrew, John Robinson, Master, consigned to Thomas 
Billington. 

An order to George Ord, Samuel Caldwell, and Nathaniel Fal- 
coner, to inspect certain goods, wares, and merchandize, imported 
in the ship Sally, from Liverpool, Captain William Dodgson, Mas- 
ter, consigned to Thomas, Samuel, and Miers Fisher, and report to 
Council thereon, agreeably to act of Assembly passed the second 
day of March, 1780, was issued. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, May 5th, 1784. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, George Wall, junior,*] 

John McDowell, Samuel John Atlee, I Esquires. 
Stephen Balliot, J 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Wardens of 
the Port of Philadelphia, for the sum of fifteen hundred pounds 
specie, to be applied in improving the navigation of the river Dela- 
ware, out of the duties which have arisen from the Impost laws, ac- 
cording to resolution of the General Assembly of the twenty-fourth 
of September, 1783, for which the said Wardens are to account. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of John Nichol- 
son, Esquire, Comptroller General, for five hundred pounds, State 
money, for paying one-third of depreciation to the Pennsylvania 
line, according to act of Assembly passed the thirteenth day of 
April, 1782. 



106 MINUTES OF THE 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Casper Peter, 
for eighty-five pounds eleven shillings and five pence, State money, 
in full for principal and interest due upon two certificates for horses, 
to be paid according to resolution of Assembly dated the eighth day 
of May, 1782. 

Upon the petition of William Hay, late Collector of Excise in 
the county of Lancaster, praying Council to allow him some time 
to pay the ballance due from him to the Commonwealth, it was 

Ordered, That the Sheriff of Lancaster be directed to stay the 
sale of said Hay's estate for the space of three months from the 
date hereof, if it can be done with safety to the State. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, May 6th, 1784. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, George Wall, Jun'r, 

John McDowell, Samuel John Atlee. 

Stephen Balliott, 

A letter from G. Dewall, Esquire, President of the General Court 
of the State of Maryland, dated the twenty-ninth of April last, re- 
specting Henry Caiberry, was read, and an order taken that it be 
referred to the Honorable the Judges of the Supreme Court, and 
that they be requested to take measures for bringing the said Henry 
Carberry into this State, and for prosecuting him for the offence 
charged against him. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of George Losch, 
for the sum of fifty pounds, in part of his account for gun powder 
furnished by him for public use; for which sum. he is to account 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, May 7th, 1784. 
present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Stephen Balliot, and 

John McDowell, Samuel J. Atlee. 

George Wall, Jun'r, 
On application of William and John Sitgreaves, Joseph Swift 
and John Kelly, of the city of Philadelphia, merchants, 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 107 

Ordered, That Francis Gurney, Thomas Pryor and John Hazle- 
wood, be requested to inspect certain goods and merchandize im- 
ported in the ship Fortune, William Haydon, Master, from Lon- 
don j in the ship Brothers, fames Hathorne, Master, from Bristol ; 
in the Brigantinc Sally, William Dodson, Master, from Liverpool; 
and in the ship Maria, John Kelly, Master, from Amsterdam, con- 
signed to the said William and John Sitgreaves, Joseph Swift and 
John Kelly; and that they report to Council agreeably to act of 
Assembly passed the second day of March, 1780. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, May 8th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Stephen Balliot, and 

George Wall, Jun'r, Samuel John Atlee. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of James Hamil- 
ton, for forty-two pounds fourteen shillings, State money, in full 
for principal and interest due upon his certificate for ,a horse fur- 
nished for public use, to be paid according to resolution of General 
Assembly of eighth of April, 1782. . . . 

A pass was granted to Mark Halfpenny to go through this State 
and to return again, he behaving himself well. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of Caleb 
Davis, Esquire, Prothonotary of the county of Chester, for the tax 
arising from writs, was read and approved. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, May 10th, 1784, 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, . Stephen Balliott, and 1 

John McDowell, Samuel John Atlee, I Esqr's. 
George Wall, Jun'r, J 

Three orders were issued to the Wardens of the Port of Phila- 
delphia, to inspect divers goods and merchandize imported in the 
ship Fortune, William Haydon, Master; and in the ship Favorite, 
Noble Caldwell, Master, both from London; and in the ship 



108 MINUTES OF THE 

Brothers, from Bristol, James Hathorne, Master, consigned to 
William Sykes and Samuel Shaw, and Teuxbury and Bryant, and 
to make report to Council, agreeably to act of Assembly passed the 
second day of March, 1780. 

The petitions of Timothy Murphy and John Chandler, praying 
Council to remit their fines, were read and dismissed. 

Samuel Wharton, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to 
be a Justice of the Peace in and for the city and county of Phila- 
delphia. 

Upon a return made agreeably to law for the district containing 
the townships of Moyamensing, Passyunk and Southwark, and also 
to be a Justice of the County Court of Common Pleas for the said 
county of Philadelphia. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, May 11th, 1784. 

PRESENT : 

The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Samuel John Atlee, 1 

John McDowell, John Boyd, y Esquires. 

Stephen Balliot, J 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of His Excellency 
John Dickinson, Esquire, for six hundred and twenty-five pounds 
specie, being one-half year's salary as President of the State, end- 
ing the sixth of November, 1784. 

Council taking into consideration the returns of the election of 
Justices of the Peace for North Ward and Middle Ward j and it ap- 
pearing therein that the Inspectors and Assistant Judges took the 
oath or affirmation prescribed by the act entitled "An Act directing 
the mode and times of electing Justices of the Peace for the city of 
Philadelphia, and the several and respective counties in this Com- 
monwealth, and for other purposes therein mentioned," passed the 
fifth day of February, 1777, Council adjudge the said returns 
irregular and void. 

Ordered, That copies of this act of Council be immediately sent 
to William Adcock, Esquire, and to the respective Inspectors and 
Assistant Judges of the said ward. 

The petitions of Mary Curral and Thos. Green, were read & dis- 
missed. 

Upon the petition of Daniel Duff, convicted of larceny in the 
county of York, it was 

Ordered, That the fine adjudged to be paid to the use of the 
State by the said Daniel Duff be remitted. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 109 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, .May 12th, 1784. 

PRESENT I 

- His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
I The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, Samuel John Atlee, and ) ™ 

John McDowell, John Boyd, J ljS ^ mres ' 

Upon the petition of divers inhabitants of Chester county, in 
favor of John Bailey, convicted of felony in the said county, it 
was 

Ordered, That three-fifth parts of the fine adjudged to be paid 
to the use of the State be remitted. 

The petition of Matthias Slough, in behalf of his negro man 
Cato, convicted of larceny in the county of Lancaster, was read ; 
and on consideration, 

Ordered, That the fine adjudged to be paid to the use of the 
State by the said negro Cato, be remitted. 

Orders were issued to the Wardens of the 'Port of Philadelphia 
to inspect divers goods and merchandize imported in the ship Con- 
cord from Bristol, William Gibbs, Master ; in the ship Fortune from 
London, William Hayden, Master; in the ship Brothers from Bris- 
tol, James Hathorne, Master ; in the ship Delaware from London, 
Samuel Smith, Master ; in the ship Active from Liverpoole, John 
Powell, Master; and in the Brigantine Sally from Liverpoole, Wil- 
liam Dodgson, Master ; said to be damaged; consigned to William 
and John Sitgreaves, Conyngham, Nesbittand company, Isaac Wi- 
koff, John Eromberger, Peter Wikoff, William Sadlier, James 
Hathorne, and Miller and Abercrombie ; in which orders the said 
Wardens were directed to report to Council, agreeably to act of 
General Assembly dated the second of March one thousand seven 
hundred and eighty. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, May 13th, 1784. 
present: 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, Stephen Balliot, P „ 

John M'Dowell, Samuel John Atlee, S ^ s( * uires ' 
An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable 
[James Ewing, Esquire, for the sum of one hundred and twenty- 



110 MINUTES OF THE 

five pounds specie, being one quarter's salary as Vice President, 
ending the sixth instant. 

A dedimus potestatera was issued, directed to Jonathan Bayard 
Smith, John Morris, Junior, and George Campbell, Esquires, for 
the city and county of Philadelphia. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of Major 
James Moore 'till the first day of February last, was read and 
approved. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of James Lang, 
for thirty-three pounds and nine pence, State money, in full for 
principal and interest due upon Henry Hauser's certificate for a 
sorrel horse furnished for public use, to be paid according to reso- 
lution of the General Assembly of the eighth of April, 1782. 

Ordered, That William Colliday, Esquire, be appoiuted on the 
part of the State to view and value the carpenter's work of the 
Triumphal Arch, in conjunction with some person to be appointed 
on the part of Gunning Bedford and Thomas Nevill. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Giffith Evans, 
for thirty-one pounds five shillings specie, iu full for two months' 
wages for assisting the Comptroller General in the duties of his 
office ending this day. 

An order was drawn on the Naval Officer in favor of Lieutenant 
Andrew Henderson, for one thousand one hundred and eighteen 
pounds antf ten shillings, to be by him paid to Major James Moore, 
for paying the troops stationed at Wyoming, to be paid according 
to resolution of Assembly of twenty-second day of September, 
1783, out of money collected by virtue of the late impost laws of | 
this State. 

An order was drawn on the Naval Officer in favor of Doctor 
Hooker Smith, for twenty-seven pounds fourteen shillings specie, 
in full of his account for medicine and attendance upon Major 
Moore's troops at Wyoming, to be paid out of the same fund as 
the preceeding order. 

The Comptroller General's report on the account of Lieutenant 
Moses Van Camp, was read and approved. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, May 11th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, John McDowell, 

Samuel John Atlee, Stephen Balliott. 

Upon the Wardens' reports, orders for the sale of the' following 
goods and merchandize were issued, to wit : For goods marked 8 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. Ill 

S, No. 14, A B, No. 13 ; consigned to William Sykes, Samuel 
Shaw, Conyngham, Nesbitt and company. 

A similar order was issued for the sale of goods imported in the 
Brigantine Sally, Captain William Dodgson, Master ; consigned to 
Thomas, Samuel and Miers Fisher. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, May 15th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Stephen Balliot, and 7 « 

John McDowell, Samuel John Atlee, 5 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of John Weitzle, 
for two hundred and thirty-three pounds eight shillings and four 
pence specie, ballance of his account for provisions furnished to 
the troops stationed at Wyoming 'till the thirty-first of March, 
1784, inclusively. 

A letter from Monsieur Marbois of the fourteenth instant, on 
the subject of a French ship being detained by the Court of Admi- 
ralty, for seamen's wages, was read and referred to the Judge of 
the Court of Admiralty, who is requested to confer with Mr. Mar- 
bois thereon. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Henry King, 
for thirty-six pounds six shillings and six pence, State money, in 
full for principal and interest due upon his certificate for a horse 
furnished for public use, to be paid according to resolution of As- 
sembly dated the eighth day of April, 1782. 

Upon the Warden's reports, orders for the sale of the following 
goods and merchandize imported in the ship Concord, from Bristol, 
Captain William Gibbs, Master, marked R f S, No 2 j in the Brig- 
antine Sally, William Dodgson, Master, marked W S, IS, No. 
3 & 4, and W S I, No. 2, from Liverpoole, in the ship Brotheis, 
from Bristol, James Hathorne, Master, marked W S I, No. 12, and 
14 B, No. 1, H. No. 1, 2, 7, W, No. 1, W; in the ship favorite, 
from London, Captain Noble Caldwell, marked T & B, No. 1 ; in the 
ship Fortune, William Haydon, Master, from London, marked W 
S, No. 12, 22, and 23 ; in the ship Active, from Liverpool, John 
Powell, Master, [W S, No. 4 ;] in the ship Fortune, and Brigan- 
tine Sally, from London, William Haydon and William Dodgson, 
Masters, marked M and A f, No. 3, 24, and 25, were issued, which 
goods were consigned to William end John Sitgreaves, Joseph 



112 MINUTES OF THE 

Swift, Tewxbury and Bryant, James Hathorne, William Sadlier, 
Isaac Wikoff and Miller and Abercrombie. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, May 17th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Stephen Balliot, } -™ 

John McDowell, Samuel J. Atlee, \ ^ 

Upon the deposition of Thomas Learning, junior, Esquire, res- 
pecting the robbery in Southwark, in the night of the twelfth in- 
stant, 

The Council agreed to issue a proclamation in the following 
words : 

Pennsylvania, ss. 

By the President and the Supreme Executive Council of the 
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

A PROCLAMATION. 

Whereas, By the deposition of Thomas Learning, junior, Es- 
quire, taken according to law, it appears that in the night of the 
twelfth of this present month, in Penn street, in the district of 
Southwark, he was robbed of a sum of money, in silver, and that 
at the same time and place, Mrs. Elizabeth Houston was robbed of 
her hat, and dangerously wounded in the face, by three persons un- 
known, 

And tcJiereas, It is of the utmost importance to the good people 
of this State, that the perpetrators of such atrocious crimes should 
be brought to condign punishment ; we have thought fit to offer, 
and do hereby offer, a public reward of three hundred pounds in 
specie for each and every of the perpetrators of the said robberies, or 
any of them, to any person or persons who shall apprehend and se- 
cure them, or any of them, to be paid on conviction for the same: 
And over and above the said reward, we do hereby promise free and 
full pardon to any one of the said robbers, their aiders, abettors, or 
comforters, who shall discover, apprehend, and secure, any other, or 
others, of the said robbers, so that he or they shall be convicted as 
aforesaid; and all Judges, Justices, Sheriffs, and Constables, are here- 
by strictly enjoined and required to make diligent search and enquiry 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 113 

after, and to use their utmost endeavours to apprehend and secure the 
said robbers, their aiders, abettors, and comforters, and. every of 
them, so that they may be dealt with according to law. 

Given in Council, under the hand of the President and the seal of 
the State, at Philadelphia, this Jfteenth day of May, in the year 
of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-four. 

JOHN DICKINSON, 
Attest : — John Armstrong, Jun'r, Secretary. 

GOD SAVE THE COMiMONWEALTH. 

Two of the robbers were dressed in short jackets, and spoke 
English, and one of them with a broad accent. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of John Weitzle, 
for two hundred and thirty-three pounds eight shillings and four pence 
specie, balance of his account for provisions furnished to the troops 
at Wyoming 'till the thirty-first day of March, 1784, inclusively. 

A letter from Monsieur De Marbois of the fourteenth instant, 
on the subject of a French ship being detained by the Court of Ad- 
miralty for seamen's wages, was read and referred to the Honora- 
ble the Judge of the Court of Admiralty, who is requested to con- 
fer with Mr. Marbois thereon. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Henry King, 
for thirty-six pounds six pence, State money, in full for principal 
and interest due upon his certificate for a horse furnished for public 
use, to be paid according to resolution of Assembly of the eighth 
of April, 1782. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, May 17th, 1784, Monday, 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Stephen Balliot, > « 

John McDowell, Samuel John Atlee, J Lsc L m ™a. 

The Council taking into consideration the return of an election 
of Justices of the Peace for the district containing the townships 
of Frederick, New Hanover, and Douglass, and it appearing that 
there was no vacancy in said district at the time of holding the said 
election, it was, thereupon, adjudged that the said return is irregu- 
lar & void. 

VOL. xiv.— -8. 



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The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, May 18th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President, 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Stephen Balliott, ") 

John M'Dowell, Samuel J. Atlee, v Esquires. 

John Boyd, } 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Colonel An- 
drew Porter, for two hundred and fifty pounds specie, for purcha- 
sing provisions and other necessaries for the Commissioners for run- 
ning the boundary line between this State and the Stale of Vir- 
ginia. 

The following orders were drawn on the Treasurer, to be paid 
out of the fund appropriated by resolution of the General Assem- 
bly of the eighth day of April, 1782 : 

In favor of John Cushwa, for one pound thirteen shillings and 
three pence, State money, in full of his certificate for provisions 
furnished to the army. 

In favor of Nicholas Kisler, for twenty-nine pounds seven shil- 
lings and one penny, like money, in full for a horse furnished for 
public use. 

In favor of John Thomson, for one hundred and ten pounds four 
shillings, like money, in full for principal and interest due upon 
his certificate for a horse furnished for public service. 

In favor of Martin Hertman, for twenty-eight pounds two shil- 
lings and eleven pence, in like money, in full for principal and in- 
terest due upon his certificate for a horse furnished for public 
use. 

Orders were issued to the Wardens of the port of Philadelphia, 
to inspect divers goods and merchandize imported in the ship For- 
tune from London, and the Brigantine Sally from Liverpoole, Cap- 
tains William Haydon and William Dodgson, said to be damaged. 
Consigned to John Fromberger, William and James Miller, and 
Samuel Pleasants ; also in the ship Diligent, from Nantes, Edward 
Nowland, Master; consigned to Cornelius Barnes; and to report 
to Council according to act of the General Assembly, dated the 
second day of March, one thousand seven hundred an<J eighty. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 115 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, May 19th, 1784. 
present : 
The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Stephen Balliott, and ~) 

Samuel J. Atlee, John Boyd, I Esqr's. 

John McDowell, J 

Upon the reports of the Wardens of the port of Philadelphia, 
orders for the sale of the following goods and merchandize were 
issued, vizt : Goods marked W M, No. l t 2 and 3, imported in the 
Brigantine Sally from Liverpoole, William Dodgson, Master ; do. 
marked M B, No. 14 and 18, imported in the Ship Fortune from 
London, William Haydon, Master; do. marked [L, E, L, S, L, 
No. 4, E, L, L.] No. imported in the ship Grange, William Rob- 
erts, Master. Consigned to William and James Miller, Thomas 
Lyon and John Fromberger. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, May 20th, 1784. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, Stephen Balliot, } w . 

John McDowell, Samuel J. Atlee, S ^ s( l uire8 - 

On consideration, 

Ordered, That William Wilson, Esquire, be appointed and com- 
missioned to be Lieutenant of the county of Northumberland, in the 
room of Samuel Hunter, deceased. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of James Kelly, 
for thirty-six pounds thirteen shillings and six pence, State money, 
in full for principal and interest due upon John Reasor's certificate 
for a horse furnished for public use, to be paid according to reso- 
lution of Assembly of the eighth day of April, 1782. 

A letter from the Minister of Franee of the nineteenth instant, 
was received and read, containing information of an insult to the 
person of the Sieur de Marbois, Consul General of France and Sec- 
retary to the Legation from that Kingdom, by Charles Julian de 
Longchamps, a Frenchman, in the Hotel of the said Minister, and 
afterwards of an assault upon the said Consul by the said Long- 
champs, in one of the streets of this city. 



116 MINUTES OF THE 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday 21st, 1784. 

PRESENT I 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewino, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, John Boyd, "1 

John McDowell, Samuel John Atlee ; V Esquires. 

Stephen Balliot, J 

Isaac Howell, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to be a 
Justice of the Peaee for the city and county of Philadelphia, upon 
a return made for North Ward, it appearing to Council that the 
Judges and Inspectors took the oath as prescribed by act of As- 
sembly passed the thirty-first day of March, 1784. 

Anthony Grantshier, convicted of burglary in the county of 
Chester, by petition prayed Council to grant him a pardon of the 
said offence; and, on consideration of his case, it was 

Ordered, That a pardon be granted, according to the prayer of 
his petition. 

A letter was written to the Minister of France in answer to his 
of the nineteenth, by which Council promise to pursue every step 
which the laws will permit, for obtaining a reparation of the exces- 
ses complained of. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, May 22nd, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Samuel John Atlee, 

John McDowell, John Boyd. 

Stephen Balliott, 
A letter was received and read from John Buyers, Christian 
Gettig, Frederick Antes and Robert Martin, Justices of the Peace 
in the county of Northumberland, informing Council of some dis- 
turbances by the soldiery at Wyoming, and praying directions from 
Council. 

A letter was written in answer to the foregoing letter, instruct- 
ing the said Justices and the Sheriff of said county, to exercise the 
authority vested in by law for preserving the peace and appre- 
hending, committing and punishing those who break the same. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 117 

Letters were written to the Honorable the Judges of the Su- 
preme Court on the same subject, and also informing them of tho 
late assault upon the Sieur de Marbois by Charles Julian de Long- 
champs. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Theodorus 
Doty, for four pounds specie, for defraying his expenses in coming 
to Philadelphia from Wyoming on public business, and returning. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Jacob Surber, 
for fifty pounds ten shillings, State money, in full for principal and 
interest due upon his certificate for a horse furnished for public 
use, to be paid according to resolution of Assembly dated the 
eighth day of April, 1784. 

Two letters were written to the Minister of France, respecting 
the case of Charles Julian de Longchamps. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, May 24th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Samuel John Atlee, *) 

John McDowell, John Boyd, V Esquires. 

Stephen Balliott, J 

A letter from Alexander Patterson, Esquire, of Northumberland 
county, of the fifteenth instant, resigning his commission as a 
Justice of the Peace of the Common Pleas and Orphans' Court 
of said county, was read, and his resignation accepted by Council. 

The Honorable Judge Bryan attended in Council, and a confer- 
ence was had respecting the case of Charles Julian Longchamps, 
when Council requested Mr. Bryan to issue his warrant for appre- 
hending and securing the said Longchamps for the assault upon 
Monsieur Marbois; which Mr. Bryan promised he would do. 



118 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, May 25th, 1784. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Samuel John Atlee,"") 

John McDowell, John Boyd, I Esquires. 

Stephen Balliot, J 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the accounts of John 
Armstrong, Junior, Esquire, Secretary of the Council, for fees re- 
ceived in his office, and of Hillary Baker, Jun'r, Esquire, Clerk of 
the Peace for the county of Philadelphia, for fees received for tav- 
ern licenses in the city and county of Philadelphia, till the seven- 
teenth of May, 1784. 

An order was drawn on the Naval Officer, for ten pounds specie, 
in favor of Captain John Armstrong, to be paid out of the fund 
appropriated by resolution of Assembly of the twenty-second of 
September, 1783, for raising two companies of Infantry, for which 
Colonel James Moore is to account. 

Three orders were drawn on the Treasurer, vizt : 

In favor of Francis McMurdy, for thirty-six pounds sixteen shil- 
lings and two pence, State money. 

In favor of Hugh Cunningham, for sixty-seven poupds five shil- 
lings and eight pence, State money ; and 

In favor of Doctor John Tate, for forty-four pounds one shilling 
and ten pence, State money, in full for principal and interest due 
upon tbeir respective certificates for horses furnished for public 
use ; to be paid according to resolution of the General Assembly of 
the eighth of April, 1782. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of John Nichol- 
son, for five hundred pounds, State money, for paying one-third of 
depreciation to the Pennsylvania line, according to act of the Gen- 
eral Assembly passed the thirteenth day of April, 1782. 

George Wallace, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to be 
a Justice of the Peace in the county of Westmoreland, upon a re- 
turn made agreeably to law, for the district of the township of 
Pittsburg ; and also, was appointed and commissioned to be a Jus- 
tice of the County Court of Common Pleas for the county of West- 
moreland aforesaid. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. lid 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, "Wednesday, May 26th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Samuel John Atlee, ") 

John McDowell, John Boyd, I Esquires. 

Stephen Balliott, J 

Ordered, That the Wardens of the Port of Philadelphia be di- 
rected to deliver to Messieurs Arthur Donnaldson and Levi Hollins- 
worth, the vessel purchased by them for the purpose of removing 
the chevaux de frize, and such of her materials as may be judged 
necessary to enable the said Arthur Donnaldson and Levi Hollins- 
worth to prosecute their plan for removing or destroying the che- 
vaux de frize. 

A letter from the Honorable Robert Morris, Esquire, of this day's 
date, respecting the preference to be given to those States who have 
complied with the resolution of Congress of the " twenjy-seventh 
day of February, 1782, for recovering from individuals debts due 
and effects belonging to the United States," in the settlement of 
debts due to individuals of such States. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, May 27th, 1784. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Samuel John Atlee, & 



1 



John McDowell, John Boyd, y Esq'rs. 

Stephen Balliot, 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Colonel An- 
drew Porter, for the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds specie, 
for purchasing provisions and other necessaries for the Commission- 
ers for running the boundary line between this State and the State 
of Virginia. * 

A petition from Henry Bailey and George McGkure, was read 
and dismissed. 



120 MINUTES OF THE 

The Council met the same day at the President's house, at 5 
o'clock, P. M. 

A letter from Thomas Proctor, Esquire, Sheriff of the city and 
county of Philadelphia, of this day, informing that Charles Julian 
de Longchamps has been committed to his custody by a bail piece, 
at the instance of Mr. Philip Weiss, was read ; and thereupon, 

An order was issued under the seal of the State, and signed by 
the President, directing the said Sheriff to detain the body of the 
said Charles Julian de Longchamps in prison, to be dealt with ac- 
cording to law, 

A pass was granted to Robert Merrick to go to the State of 
South Carolina and to return again, upon the recommendation of 
of Joshua Anderson of Bucks county. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, May 28th, 1784. 
• present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

A letter from Zebulon Butler and others, in behalf the Connecti- 
cut people, lately driven from Wyoming, stating their grievances, 
and praying protection from the State, was read ; and thereupon, 
a letter was written to the Honorable Judges of the Supreme 
Court at Sunbury, desiring them to take the most effectual legal 
measures for restoring and preserving the peace of the county. 

A similar letter was written to Messieurs Buyers, Getting, Mar- 
tin, and Antes, Justices of the Peace in the county of Northum- 
berland. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Mr. Ebenezer 
Johnston, for ten pounds specie, to defray his expences in going 
from Philadelphia to Sunbury, with a letter for the Honorable 
the Judges of the Supreme Court, respecting the late disturbances 
in the county of Northumberland. 

Resolved, That Council will indemnify the Wardens of the Pfort 
of Philadelphia for any necessary expences they may incur by 
attending to the business committed to them as mentioned in the 
agreement between Council and Levi Hollinsworth. and Arthur 
Donnaldson. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 121 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, May, 29th, 1784. 
present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, Samuel John Atlee, ") 

John M'Dowell, John Boyd, L Esquires. 

Stephen Balliot, J 

The President laid before Council a note, dated yesterday, 
from the Minister of France, and his answer to the same, and re- 
ported that in pursuance thereof, the Ministers of France and of 
the United Netherlands, in company, called upon him at his house 
yesterday evening between six and seven o'clock, and in the most 
obliging expressions returned their thanks to the President and 
Council for having asserted the law of nations upon the late occa- 
sion, and for the attentions that had been severally paid to them. 

The President also laid before Council a letter from the Minis- 
ter of France dated yesterday, and a copy of a letter of the same 
date from him to Congress, which were delivered to him by that 
Minister at their conference yesterday evening. 

The President also reported to Council that Mr. De Marbois 
also called upon him yesterday, and returned him and Council 
thanks for their attention to his case. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of William Bai- 
ley, Esquire, for the sura of twenty-six pounds one shilling and 
four pence specie, in full of his account for conducting Daniel 
Williams from York town to Philadelphia. 

Upon the petition of John Thompson, convicted of larceny upon 
four indictments in the city of Philadelphia, it was 

Ordered, That the several fines adjudged to be paid to the use 
of the State by the said John Thompson be remitted. 

A return of an election for Justices of the Peace heM in Middle 
ward, in the city of Philadelphia, was read, upon which it was 

Ordered, That the Secretary request the attendance; of the In- 
spector and Assistants at said election, on Monday next at 11 
o'clock, in the Council Chamber. 



122 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, May 31st, 1784. 

PRESENT I 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, Stephen Balliot, 

John McDowell, Samuel John Atlee, and 

John Boyd, Isaac Mason. 

The Council took into consideration a letter from the Wardens 
of the Port of Philadelphia of the 26th iustant, informing " that 
some evil disposed persons have removed the buoys placed for the 
direction and safety of vessels, and have taken out for ballast, the 
fillings of the piers, whereby injuries happen to the navigation of 
the bay and river Delaware, and considerable expence is incurred." 
And thereupon, it was agreed that a proclamation be issued in 
the following words, to wit : 

Pennsylvania ss. 

By the President and the Supreme Executive Council of the Com- 
monwealth of Pennsylvania. 

A PROCLAMATION. 

Whereas; By the report of the Wardens of tho Port of Phila- 
delphia to us made, it appears tl that some evil disposed persons 
have lately removed buoys placed for the direction and safety of 
vessels, whereby injuries frequently happen to the navigation of 
the bay and river Delaware, considerable expence is incurred, and 
the good intentions of the Legislature are frustrated :" 

And whereas, It is of great importance to the trade and welfare 
of this Commonwealth, that the perpetrators of such heinous offen- 
ces should be duly punished, we have thought fit to offer and do 
liereby offer a public reward of fifty pounds in specie, for each and 
every of the perpetrators of the said offences, or any of them, to 
any person or persons who shall apprehend and secure them, or any 
of them, to be paid on conviction for the same in any Court of 
•Quarter Sessions, iu any city or county in this State ; and all 
Judges, Justices, Sheriffs and Constables, are hereby strictly en- 
joined and required to make diligent search and enquiry after, and 
to use their utmost endeavours to apprehend and secure the said 
offenders, so that they may be dealt with according to law. 
Given in Council, under the hand of the President and the seal of 

the State, at Philadelphia, this thirty-first day of May, in the 

year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-four. 

JOHN DICKINSON. 

Attest — John Armstrong, Jun.,Sec'y. 

GOD SAVE THE COMMONWEALTH. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 123 

The following orders were drawn on the Treasurer, vizt : 

In favor of Frederick Sneider for sixteen pounds specie, in full 
for his wages as Door-keeper 'till this day inclusively, and cash 
paid for newspapers, &ca. 

In favor of the Honorable Stephen Balliot, for the sum of twenty- 
seven pounds two shillings and six pence specie, in full for his 
wages as Councillor 'till the thirty-first instant. 

In favor of the Honorable John M'Dowell, Esquire, for twenty- 
four pounds two shillings and six pence specie, in full for his attend- 
ance as Councillor 'till this day inclusively, and his mileage. 

In favor of Lieutenant Stephen Stephenson for seventeen pounds 
seven shillings and four pence specie, ballance of his account for 
recruiting in the year 1778, agreeably to the Comptrollor Gen- 
eral's report, to be paid out of the money arising from the class 
tax. 

The Sheriff reported that a writ of habeas corpus would proba- 
bly issue for the removal of Charles Julian De Longchamps from 
confinement, whereupon a conference was had with the Honorable 
George Bryan, Esquire, upon the subject. , 

Robert Smith, Inspector, and George Heyl and Hugh Roberts, 
Assistants, at an election for Justices of the Peace held for Middle 
ward, in Philadelphia city, attended in Council, agreeably to the 
order of the twenty-ninth instant. 

The Comptroller General's reports, in favor of the following 
officers and soldiers, were read and approved, and an order drawn 
for the interest due to each on the tenth day of April, 1782, as 
computed by him, to be paid out of the monies arising from the 
excise appropriated for the discharge of interest due upon depre- 
ciation certificates, vizt : 

Principal. Interest. 

John Eeles, Serjeant of third Reg't, 

John M'Elhatton, Captain Flying Camp, 

James McFarlane, Lieutenant Flying 
Camp, . 

Samuel Allen, late a Bombardier of 
Artillery, 

Robert Wharry, Surgeon of third regi- 
ment, 

Patrick McDonald, private of third re- 
giment, 

Robert Christie, private of fifth do., 

Philip Vanimahr, priv. of second do., 

The estate of William Severin, late 
private of Hazen's reg. dec'd, 

George White, Dragoon of Lee's Le- 
gion, 

George Lochlen, private of fifth reg't, 



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94 18 


11 




4 9 6 

5 13 9 


104 19 


6 


6 5 10 


50 12 





3 8 


218 3 


4 


13 1 9 


59 3 
54 6 
54 6 


1 

5 
5 


3 10 11 
3 51 
3 5 1 


61 6 


7 


3 13 6 


52 2 

56 6 


5 

8 


3 2 5 
3 7 6 



83 2 


6 


4 19 


8 


61 1 


7 


3 13 


2 


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75 10 





4 10 


7 


80 12 


7 


4 16 


8 


42 7 


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124 MINUTES OF THE 

Principal. Interest. 

Thomas Barr, Captain Lieutenant Ar- 
tillery, his mother and executrix, 55 15 3 6 10 

Jacob Epright, Serjeant of third re- 
giment, 

James M'Clure, Corporal, late of third 
do., 

Thomas Boude, Captain of fifth, 

Andrew Lytle, Lieutenant, 

Robert Choakley, Dragoon, Cavalry, 

John Marks, Matross Artillery, 

Robert Kerns, Serjeant, eighth regi- 
ment, 75 3 2 4 10 2 

James Jones, Surgeon Mate of sixth 

do., 374 1 10 22 8 10 

Estate of John Borgar, late private of 
second regiment, deceased, his Ad- 
ministrator, 

James Mehaffey, private of tenth do., 

John Wilkins, S. Mate of fourth 
reg't, 

William McFailan, Lieut. Flying Camp, 

Estate James Campbell, late private of 
ninth reg't, deceased, 

Andrew Galbraith, Maj'r of Flying 
Camp, 

James Ratcliffe, private of second, 

Jona'n Foster, late Fifer Artillery 
Arfrs, 

Peter Letherman, Soldier of sixth reg't, 

Estate of Alexander Cavin, late private 
of seventh reg't, deceased, 

Widow of Peter Drank, late private 
German regiment, 

Michael Selsear, private of sixth do., 

David Points, private, militia, 

The estate of David McClean, late pri- 
vate of seventh do., 

George Lough, late private of second 
Regiment, 

John Brown, private of eleventh, do., 

James Campbell, Administrator of 
Tko's Flahead, late private of Ha- 
zen's, deceased, 60 11 7 3 12 7 

Estate of Isaac Sweney, late Captain of 
eleventh regiment, deceased, 

John Barr, private Hazen's, reg't, 

John McClosky, private of first do., 



60 5 

29 18 


3 

7 


3 12 3 

1 15 9 


19 17 
101 13 


5f 




1 3 10 
6 1 11 


46 12 


2 


2 15 10 


118 10 

59 1 




7 


7 2 2 
3 10 10 


70 19 

59 6 


5 

7 


4 5 1 
3 11 1 


55 2 





8 6 1 


16 15 

59 3 
19 


5 
1 



10 1 
3 10 11 
12 9 


56 13 


1 


3 7 11 


88 11 

57 18 


7 
4 


5 6 2 

3 9 4 



319 


2 


19 2 


9 


62 8 


1 


3 U 


9 


56 3 


1 


3 7 


4 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 


125 




Principal. 


Interest. 


Thomas Campbell, Captain Flying 






Camp, 


142 8 


8 10 9 


John Crawford, Lieutenant of Flying 






Camp, 


230 13 8 


13 16 9 


Lieutenant John Kerr, of militia, 


265 16 3 


15 18 11 


Conrad Latour, Lieut't of Capt. Paul 






Schott's comp'y, 


186 3 10 


11 3 4 


Estate of Nath. Williams, late priv. of 






second reg't, deceased, his widow & 






Adm., 


54 4 1 


3 4 11 


Samuel Rutherford, Ensign, Flying 






Camp, 


258 8 5 


15 10 


Thomas Simonton, private of seventh, 


88 15 4 


5 6 5 


Thomas Murray, late Lieutenant-Colo- 






nel of Flying Camp, 


178 5 


10 13 10 



The Comptroller General's reports in favor of the following offi- 
cers and soldiers, were read and approved, and an order drawn for 
the interest due to each on the tenth day of April, 1783, as com- 
puted by him, to be paid out of the monies -arising from the Ex- 
cise appropriated for the discharge of interest due upon deprecia- 
tion certificates, vizt : 

Principal. Interest. 
Robert Lettes Hooper, Esquire, Admin- 
istrator of Thos. Byles, late Major 

of third regiment.. 579 1 2 34 14 10 

John Sullivan, private of fourth regi- 

, ment, 56 18 1 3 8 2 

t Archibald M'Nair, Serjeant Art'y, 86 2 10 5 3 3 

'John Adams, private of fourth, 58 1 1 3 9 7 

Francis McDaniel, private of seventh, 28 4 10 1 13 10 

John Johnston, do., do., 56 3 3*1 3 7 4 

Jacob Peters, Mats. Artillery Artifi- 
cers, * 32 8 6 1 18 9 
John Walker, Matross, do., do., 53 2 7 3 3 8 
Jacob Stoner, do., do., 24 11 3 19 4 
Simeon Shilleberger, of tenth, private, 56 15 1 3 8 2 
John Keles, Serjeant of third do., 74 14 11 4 9 6 
John McElhatton, Captain Flying 

Camp, 94 18 5 13 9 

Gabriel Blakeney, Lieutenant do., 230 13 7 13 16 9 

Samuel McHatton, Lieutenant do., 231 2 1 13 17 3 

John Holliday, Lieutenant do., 230 13 7 13 16 9 

Joseph Collier, Lieutenant do., 133 10 8 2 

Robert Harris, Surgeon mate of second 

reg't, 100 6 

George, Utz, soldier of sixth do., 58 4 1 3 9 9 



126 MINUTES OF THE 

Principal. Interest. 

Samuel Edgar, Serjeant of tenth do., 121 6 6* 7 5 6 

James McFarlane, Lieutenant of Fly- 
ing Camp, 104 19 6 6 5 10 

Samuel Allen, late a Bombardier of Ar- 
tillery, 50 12 3 8 

Enos Reeves, Lieutenant of second re- 
giment, 

Robert Wharry, Surgeon of third do., 

Llewellin Davis, Lieutenant of fifth 
do., 

Ezekiel Howell, Lieutenant Artillery, 

Thomas Robinson, Lieutenant Colo- 
nel, 

Patrick McDonald, private of third reg't, 

William Warner, private of second do., 

Captain Alexander Gra\don, of third 
do., 

William Gristock, private of second do., 

John Barelay, Captain of fifth do., 

John Craig, late Lieutenant of Flying 
Camp, 

John Figh, private of sixth regiment, 

Elijah Starr, do. of tenth do., 

Robert Christie do. of fifth do., 

George White, Dragoon, Lee's Legion, 

Philip Vauimahr, private of second reg't, 

John Bryce, Captain Artillery, 

Jacob Ashmead, Captain of second reg't, 

John Buxton, private of third do., 

Patrick Rock, do., of fifth do., 

Gen'l Richard Butler, late Colonel of the 
fifth do., 

Sam'l Smith, Captain of fifth do., 

Richard Allison, Surgeon Mate of fifth 
do., 

Daniel Brodhead, Esquire, Colonel of 

eighth, 516 13 8 80 19 11 

Solomon Bush,. Esquire, late D. A. Gen- 
eral militia, 752 2 6 45 2 5 

Stephen Moylan, Esquire, late Colonel 

of Cavalry, 851 1 7| 51 1 2 

The estate of William Severin, late pri- 
vate Hazen's regiment, deceased, 

Christian Miller, private of third do., 

Samuel Shannon, private of eleventh 
do., 

George Lochlen, private of fifth do., 



220 15 


51 


13 4 10 


218 3 


4 


13 1 


9 


66 12 


5 


3 19 


10 


385 10 


1 


23 2 


7 


600 





36 





59 3 


1 


3 10 


11 


58 11 


7 


3 10 


3 


74 


2 


4 & 


9 


54 18 


3 


3 5 


9 


486 19 


2 


29 4 


3 


230 13 


7 


13 16 


9 


82 19 


3 


4 19 


5 


50 12 


4 


3 


7 


54 6 


5 


3 5 


1 


52 2 


5 


3 2 


5 


54 6 


5 


3 5 


1 


398 4 


5 


23 17 


9 


40 





2 8 





58 12 





3 10 


3 


60 6 


2 


3 12 


4 * 


647 15 


17 


38 17 


3 1 


99 17 





5 19 10 


55 16 


4 


3 6 


11 



61 6 

88 13 


7 
1 


3 13 6 
5 6 4 


54 1 
56 6 


5 

8 


3 4 10 
3 7 6 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 127 

Principal. Interest. 

John Johnston, late Adjutant of the 

Pennsylvania Flying Camp, 354 14 9 21 5 6 

William Powers, private of second, do., 

Administratrix, 59 1 7 3 10 10 

Jeremiah Hornheth, Matross of Artil- 
lery, 63 13 6 3 16 4 

Captain William Mackay, of ninth 
reg't, 357 1 8 21 1 3 

The Honorable Anth'y Wayne, Esquire, 

Maj. Gen'l, 1,462 10 87 14 11 

Isaac M'llhose, private of tenth reg't, 59 3 1 8 110 

William Parker, L. Sergeant Art'y Ar- 
tificers, 55 9 4 3 6 7 

Thomas Barr, Captain Lieutenant of Ar- 
tillery, his mother & executrix, 

Jacob Epright, Sergeant of third do., 

James McClure, Corp'l, late of third 
do., 

Thomas Boude, Captain of fifth do., 

Andrew Lytle, Lieutenant, 

Robert Wylie, private of third regi- 
ment, 

Godfrey Swartz, Lieutenant, German 
reg't, 

Matthias Flock, private, do., 

Nicholas Leib do. of fifth do., 

Michael Goodman, Matross Artillery, 
do., 

Abdiel M'Cure, Lieutenant of Flying 
Camp, 

Andrew Henderson, Ensign of fourth 
reg't, 

John McDonald, late Captain Flying 
Camp, 

Valentine Steigle, private of eleventh 
do., 

Jacob Barnetz, late Ensign of Flying 
Camp, 

Widow and child of Doctor H. Fuller- 
ton, late Surgeon of Flying Camp, 

Michael Smyser, L. Captain do., 

Adam Hubley, Esquire, Lieutenant Col- 
onel of eleventh, 

Bernard Hubley, Captain German regi- 
ment, 

Captain Isaac Leely of fifth/ do., 230 7 6 13 10 h 

Robert Choakiey, Dragoon of Cayalry, 80 12 7 4 16 8 



55 15 

83 2 




6 


3 6 10 

4 19 8 


61 1 
315 4 

75 10 


7 





3 13 2 

18 18 2 

4 10 7 


59 3 


1 


3 10 11 


338 15 9 
81 1 7 
87 14 10 


20 6 6 

4 17 3 

5 5 1 


71 10 


5 


4 5 9 


62 15 


6 


3 15 2 


46 2 


31 


2 15 3 


516 17 


2 


31 2 


82 1 


5 


4 18 5 


94 10 


6 


5 13 4 


252 13 

280 9 



5 


15 3 1 

16 16 6 


877 8 


8 


52 12 9 


342 3 





20 11 



128 MINUTES OF THE 



John Marks. Matross Artillery, 

John McGregor, Serjeant Artillery, 

Kobert Kerns, Serjeant of eighth regi- 
ment, 

Jacob Weitzel, Lieutenant of eleventh 
do., 

James Jones, Surgeon Mate of sixth, 

Estate of John Borgar, late private of 
second reg't, deceased, his Adminis- 
trator, 

James MehaiTey, private of tenth do., 

William McMurray, Lieutenant of tenth 
do., 

John Wilkins, Surgeon Mate of fourth 
do., 

Robert Peebles, Lieutenant do., 

William McFailan, Lieutenant of Fly- 
ing Camp, 

The estate of James Campbell, late pri- 
vate of ninth regiment deceased, 

Samuel Shannon. Lieutenant Flying 
Camp, 

Andrew Galbraith, Major of Flying 
Camp, 

James .Ilatcliff, private of second regi- 
ment, 

John Brown, Fifer of eleventh, 

Josiah Jenkins, Matross Artillery Arti- 
tificers, 

Jona'n Foster, late Fifer Artillery Ar- 
tificers, 

Benjamin Marshall, Lieutenant of fifth 
reg't, 

Patrick King, private of seventh do., 

Peter Lotherman, soldier of sixth regi- 
ment, 

Estate of Alexander Cavin, late private 
of seventh, deceased, 

Joseph Wren, private of seventh regi- 
ment, 

John Sleesman, private of tenth do., 

Alexander Falconer ; Serjeant of fourth 
do., 

William Douglass, private of eleventh 
do., 

Paniel McEntire, do. of second do., 

Widow of Peter Drank, late private 

German regiment, 16 15 5 10 



Principal. 
42 7 1 
95 6 6 


Interest. 
2 10 9 
5 14 4 


75 3 2 


4 10 2 


210 16 ll 
374 1 10 


12 12 11 

22 8 10 


60 5 3 
29 18 7 


3 12 3 
1 15 9 


364 4 


21 16 11 


19 17 5| 

280 10 4 


1 3 10 

16 16 7 


101 13 


6 1 11 


46 12 2 


2 15 10 


154 6 3 


9 6 1 


118 10 


7 2 2 


59 1 7 
64 2 2 


3 10 10 
3 16 10 


71 8 9 


4 5 8 


70 19 5 


4 5 1 


75 18 4 
85 13 4 


4 11 

5 U 9 


59 6 7 


3 4 1 


55 2 


3 6 1 


58 2 4 

59 13 1 


3 9 8 
3 11 6 


114 7 


6 17 2 


57 6 7 
56 13 1 


3 8 8 
3 7 11 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 



129 



Widow and children of Peter Martin, 
late Lieutenant of eleventh regiment, 
deceased, 

Michael Selsear, private of sixth, 

John Thompson, late Ensign Flying 
Camp, 

John Duffield, Mate general hospital, 

David Points, private militia, 

William Vanleer, late Captain of ninth 
reg't, 

The estate of David McClean, late pri- 
vate of seventh, 

George Lough, late private of second 
reg't, 

Isaac Shymer, late Lieutenant Flying 
Camp, 

Ezra Patterson, Lieutenant Artillery, 

John Treble, private of seventh regi- 
ment, 

Michael Swope, Esquire, Lieutenant 
Colonel Fl.C'p, 

John Brown, private of eleventh regi- 
ment, * 

Francis Davidson, private of sixth reg't, 

Samuel Piatt, Surgeon's Mate of ninth 
do., 

James Campbell, Administrator of 
Thomas Flahead, late private of Ha- 
zen's reg't, deceased, 

Reverend Robert McMordie, Chaplain, 

Estate of Isaac Sweeny, late Captain of 
eleventh, dec'd, 

John Barr, private Hazen's regiment, 

The Reverend Mr. Samuel Blair, late 
Chaplain of Artillery, 

John McClosky, private of first reg't, 

Thomas Jenny, Lieutenant of fifth do., 

Thomas Campbell, Captain of Flying 
Camp, 

Jacob Dritt, late Captain Flying Camp, 

Jacob Holtzinger, Lieutenant of mili- 
tia, 

James Dickinson, late corporal of fourth, 

John Crawford, Lieutenant of Flying 
Camp, 

Lieutenant John Kerr, of militia, 
VOL, XIV. — 9. 



Principal. Interest. 



34 14 
59 3 


8 
1 


2 16 

3 10 11 


58 12 

350 2 
19 


5 

3* 



3 4 3 

21 1 

12 9 


268 6 


8 


16 2 


56 13 


1 


3 7 11 


88 11 


7 


5 6 2 


345 13 
133 9 


8 
11 


20 14 9 

8 2 


54 16 


9 


3 5 8 


905 9 


2 


54 6 7 


57 18 4 

58 14 11 


3 9 4 
3 10 1 


385 6 


8 


23 2 4 


60 11 
313 15 


7 
6 


3 12 7 

18 16 5 


319 
62 8 


2 
1 


19 2 9 
3 14 9 


312 4 

56 3 

230 13 


10 

1 
8 


18 14 6 

3 7 4 

13 16 9 


142 8 
159 3 



2 


8 10 9 

9 10 11 


90 9 
60 2 


1 
1 


5 8 6 
3 12 1 


280 13 

265 16 


8 
3 


13 16 9 
15 18 11 



100 





6 





58 7 


4 


3 10 





66 19 


3 


4 


3 


106 2 





6 7 


3 



130 MINUTES OF THE 

Principal. Interest. 

Lieutenant Edward Speer, of sixth re- 
giment, 

Jacob Nagle, of third regiment, private, 

Lieutenant John Woodside, of third do. ; 

John Helm, late Captain of fifth do., 

William McOurdy, Captain Lieutenant 

of eleventh regiment, 219 17 6 13 3 11 

Tench Tilghman, Aid-de-Camp to his 

Excellency General Washington, 871 13 9 52 5 11 

Conrad Latour, Lieutenant of Captain 

Paul Sfaott's company, 186 3 10 11 3 4 

Estate of Nathaniel Williams, late pri- 
vate of second reg't, dec'd, his widow 
& Am'x, 54 4 1 3 4 11 

Andrew Lee, Lieutenant Hazen's regi- 
ment, 

John Mahon, Lieutenant of sixth do., 

Matthew Long, private of first, do., 

James Hughes, private of Hazen's do., 

Edward Edgerton, private of seventh 
reg't, 

Captain John Steel, do. do., 

John Smith, Corporal of tenth do., 

Daniel Lafferty, private of second do., 

Tho3. L. Moore, Esquire, late Major of 
fifth do., 

Conrad Burgh, Serjeant of tenth do., 

John Murray, Lieutenant Colonel of 
second, 

Samuel Rutherford, late Ensign of Fly- 
ing C'p, 

Thomas Simonton, private of seventh, 

Thomas Murray, late Lieutenant Col. 
of Fly. C'p, 178 5 10 13 10 



246 6 

253 2 

59 3 

71 6 


10 

11 

1 

1 


14 
15 

3 
4 


15 7 
3 9 

10 11 
5 6 


177 10 

200 

91 11 

88 11 


8 

1 

7 


10 
12 

' 5 
5 


16 10 

9 9 
6 3 


420 16 
120 17 


10 
3 


25 

7 


4 11 

5 


600 





36 





258 8 
88 15 


5 
4 


15 
5 


10 
6 5 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, June 1st, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esq'r, Vice President. 
The Hon'ble James Irvine, John Boyd, 

John McDowell, Sam'l J. Atlee, & 

Stephen Balliot, Isaac Mason. 

The Comptroller's reports in favour of the following officers and I 
soldiers, were read and approved, and an order drawn for the in- 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 131 

terest due to each on the tenth day of April, 1782, as computed 

by him, to be paid out of the fund arising from the excise appro- 
priated for the discharge of interest due upon depreciation certi- 
ficates, vizt : 

Principal. Interest. 

Jacob Dovenberger, private of tenth re- 
giment, 39 2 9 2 6 10 

Archibald Mustard, late private of tenth 

do., 48 9 9 2 18 1 

Francis Smith, private of fifth, 61 3 4 3 13 4 

John Gordon, Adjutant late of Cavalry, 288 19 9 17 6 9 

David Deffenderfer, Ensign of German 

regiment, 134 2 4 8 10- 

George Leonix, late private of second 
reg't, 59 1 7 3 10 9 

The estate of Philip Her, Matross Art'ry 

Ar's, dece'd, 52 15 11 3 3 2 

James Stewart, private of eleventh regi- 
ment, 57 6 8 3 8 8 

John Vaughan, Lieutenant Flying 

Camp, 129 16 3 7 15 8 

Widow and children of Thomas Har- 
vey, late private of fourth reg't, de- 
ceased/ 43 6 6 2 11 11 

Baltus Collins, late Sergeant Art'y Art's, 52 18 5 3 3 4 

John Cunningham, late Lieut' t of mili- 
tia, 337 16 10 20 5 4 

Frederick Buoyer, private of fourth re- 
giment, 55 7 7 3 6 5 

Henry Pifer, late private of German re- 
giment, 59 1 7 3 10 9 

William Reed, private of fourth regi- 
ment, 56 16 8 3 8 1 

Griffith Evans, late Clerk and Store- 
keeper in dep't of the geo'l hospital, 193 8 5 11 12 

James Deveeney, Sergeant of fifth regi- 
ment, 73 11 10 4 8 3 

John Grossquill, private of eleventh do., 57 3 7 3 8 6 

Barney Copier, private of ninth regi- 
ment, 22 1 16 4 

John McCartney, Sergeant Major of 

first reg't, 124 12 6 7 9 5 

The Comptroller General's reports in favor of the following offi- 
cers and soldiers, were read and approved, and an order drawn for 
the interest due to each on the tenth day of April, 1783, as com- 
puted by him, to be paid out of the monies arising from the excise 



132 MINUTES OF THE 

appropriated for the discharge of interest due upon depreciation 

certificates, vizt : 

Principal. Interest. 

William McPherson, Lieutenant Atlee's, 

&c, 108 12 1 6 10 3 

Jacob Dovenbergcr, private of tenth re- 
giment, 39 2 9 2 6 10 

Archibald Mustard, late private of tenth 
do., 4S 9 9 2 18 1 

Stephen Singlewood, Serjeant of second 
do., 75 7 5 4 10 5 

Hugh King, Lieutenant of 'Flying Camp, 345 13 7 20 14 9 

David Hall, private of fifth do,, 54 19 9 3 5 11 

Francis Smith, do. of ninth do., 61 3 4 3 13 4 

William McKissack, Captain Flying 

Camp, 215 3 11 12 18 2 

George Dicks, Drummer of first reg't, 42 7 2 10 9 

Jacob Hill, priv. of fifth, 61 10 4 3 13 9 

Frederick Hill, do. of fourth, 39 15 8 2 7 7 

William May bury, Matross Artillery, 50 17 2 J 3 10 

George Richardson, do. Art'y Art's, 57 9 7 3 18 

The estate of the Honorable William 

Thompson, Brigadier General, 398 8 9 23 18 

Robert Magaw, Esquire, late Col. of 

sixth reg't, 842 17 6 50 11 4- 

John Gordon, Adjutant late of Cavalry, 288 19 9 17 6 9 

Joseph Morrison, Lieutenant of Flying 

Camp, 345 13 8 20 14 9 

Alexander Stewart, Surgeon of third 
reg't, 695 9 8 41 14 7 

David Deffenderfer, Ensign of German 

reg't, 134 2 4 8 10 

Thomas Church, Major of fourth regi- 
ment, 370 11 2 22 4 8 

Estate of George Phibble, late priv. of 

second do., 51 3 9 3 1 4 

William M'Dowell, Lieut, of first reg't, 206 9 llf 12 7 9 

Doctor Benjamin Perry, Surgeon of se- 
cond do., 136 4 6 8 3 3 

John Marshall, Corporal Artillery Ar- 
tificers, 50 13 10 3 9. | 

John Alexander, Captain of seventh 

reg't, 87 10 5 4 11 

William Alexander, Major of third do., 300 18 

George Leonix, late private of second 
reg't, 59 1 7 8 10 9 

Estate of Philip Her, Matross Artillery 
Artificers, dec'd, 52 15 11 3 3 2 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 133 

Principal. Interest. 

William Stewart, Lieutenant of Hazen's 

regiment, 338 11 20 6 2 

Andrew Connelly, late private of fourth 
do., 56 8 10 3 7 7 

James Stuart, private of eleventh do., 57 6 8 3 8 8 

Estate of Rob't Robinson, late Sur- 
geon's Mate of Fl'g Camp, 61 14 3 3 13 11 

John Vaughan, Lieutenant of Flying 

Camp, 129 16 3 7 15 8 

George Bimer, private of fifth reg't, 58 1 4 3 9 7 

Estate of Jacob M. Dehart, late Ensign 

of second regiment, deceased, 245 13 6 14 14 9 

George Norris, Lieutenant Artillery Ar- 
tificers, 283 18 6 17 9 

James Holmes, Drummer of eleventh 

reg't, 64 16 5 3 17 8 

James Martin, private of second do., 85 6 7 5 2 4 

Widow and children of Thomas Harvey, 
late private of fourth regiment, de- 
ceased, 43 6 6 2 11 11 

Conrad Reamey, private of second do., 54 9 11 3 5 4 

Nicholas Lutz, Colonel of Flying Camp, 516 15 10 310 1 

James G-amble, Ensign of fourth reg't, 24 12 7 19 5 

The widow of William Gray, Matross 

Art'y Art'fs, 18 17 6 1 2 7 

William Shippen, Master Art'y Band of 

Musicians, 132 19 .8 '7 19 4 

Nath'l Simpson, private of third regi- 
ment, 56 6 5 3 7 6 

Persifor Frazer, Lieut. Colonel of fifth \ 

do., 226 13 9 13 11 11 

Baltus Collins, late Serjeant Art'y Art'fs, 52 18 5 3 3 4 

Zacharias Shugart, Lieutenant late of 

Flying Camp, 345 11 2 20 14 7 

John Cunningham, late Lieutenant of 

Militia, 337 16 10 20 5 4 

Owen McGlaughlin, private of Hazen's 
reg't, 90 19 7 5 9 

John Irvine, Captain late of second 
reg't, 333 11 19 19 7 

Frederick Buoyer, private of fourth 
reg't, 55 7 7 3 6 5 

John Metz, private of sixth do., 55 8 5 3 6 6 

James English, Serj't of sixth do., 103 16 2 6 4 6 

George Kellar, Fifer of Artillery, 71 7 2 4 6 2 

Sampson Dimpsey, Serjeant of fifth, 79 2 4 4 14 10 

William Burchill, private of fourth do., 82 18 4 4 19 4 



134 MINUTES OF THE 

Principal. Interest. 

Robert Darlington, Lieutenant of Fly- 
ing Camp, 319 6 1 19 3 1 

Henry Pifer, late private of German 

regiment, 59 1 7 3 10 9 

John Crayton, private of Hazen's regi- 
ment, 

William Reed, private of fourth do., 

David Stout, Dragoon Cavalry, 

Griffith Evans, late Clerk and Store- 
keeper in Dep. of the General Hos- 
pital, 

John Harper, Brig Major of second do., 

Anthony Holman, private of ninth regi- 
ment, 

William Cooper, Ensign of eighth reg't, 

John Guthrie, do. do., 

James Deveeney, Sergeant of fifth do., 

William Scott, Captain of Flying Camp, 

John Grossquill, private of eleventh 
reg't, 

Lieutenant John Armstrong, of third 
reg't, 

John Albright, private of Hazen's reg't, 

James Moore, Esquire, late Major of 
first regiment, 

James Carnahan, Captain of eighth do., 

Sarah McClentock, widow of Alexander 
McClentock, of fifth regiment, 

Major Evan Edwards, of eleventh regi- 
ment, 

Major Jeremiah Talbot, of sixth reg't, 

Barney Copier, private of ninth do., 

John McCartney, Serjeant Maj. of first 
do., 124 12 6 7 9 5 

John Meason, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned a Jus- 
tice of the Peace in and for the county of Fayette, upon a return 
made according to law, for tho district of the township of Tyrone, 
formerly in the county of Westmoreland ; and the said John Mea- 
son, Esquire, was also appointed and commissioned to be a Justice of 
the County Court of Common Pleas for the said county. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Colonel An- 
drew Porter, for five hundred pounds specie, 'for purchasing pro- 
visions and other necessaries for the Commissioners appointed to 
run the boundary line between this State and the State of Virginia, 
for which Colonel Porter is to account. 



91 7 
56 16 
51 2 


7 
8 
If 


5 9 
3 8 
3 1 


7 
1 
3 


193 8 
46 15 


5 

7 


12 12 

2 16 






52 8 
188 5 
183 13 

73 11 

102 9 


8 

6 



10 

1 


3 2 
11 5 
11 

4 8 
6 2 


9 

10 
4 

3 
10 


57 3 


7 


3 8 


6 


205 2 
71 16 




7 


12 6 
4 6 



1 


379 5 
261 5 


2 


22 15 
15 13 



6 


51 8 





3 1 


7 


442 17 10 

334 

22 1 


26 11 

20 

1 6 


4 

4 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 135 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, June 2nd, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON", Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, John Boyd, 

John McDowell, Samuel J. Atlee, and 

Stephen Balliott, Isaac Meason. 

A letter from the Minister of the United Netherlands of the first 
instant, concerning the insult lately offered to Monsieur De Mar- 
bois, was read. 

A letter was written to the Honorable Judges of the Supreme 
Court this day, requesting them to proceed to the trial of Charles 
Julian De Longchamps with all despatch. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of Edward 
Cook, Esquire, Lieutenant of the county of Westmoreland, was 
read and approved. 

Plunket Fleeson, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to be 
a Justice of the Peace in & for the city and county of Philadelphia, 
upon a return made according to law, for Middle Ward, in the 
said city. 

Ordered, That James Wilson, Esquire, be requested to assist 
the Attorney General in the argument before Judge Bryan, upon 
the application of Charles Julian de Longchamps, to be admitted 
to bail. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, June 3d, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN % DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, Samuel J. Atlee, and") 

John McDowell, Isaac Meason, I Esquires. 

John Boyd, J 

Two letters from Monsieur Marbois, on the subject of two anony- 
mous letters of a threathing nature sent to him, were read. 

A letter was written to the Minister of the United Netherlands, 
in answer to his letter on the subject of his departure from this 
State, in case Charles Julian de Longchamps be delivered from 
confinement. 



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A. petition from Susanna Kerrigan, containing a charge against 
Isaac Howell, Esquire, for misconduct in his office of Justice of 
the Peace, was read ; and 

Ordered, That the said petition be laid before the General As- 
sembly at their next meeting. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, June 4th, 1784. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, Stephen Balliott, ~) 

John McDowell, John Boyd, and I Esquires. 

Samuel J. Atlee, Isaac Mason, J 

Resolved, That the Attorney General be directed immediately to 
take all proper measures for prosecuting any persons concerned in 
the escape of Charles Julian de Longchamps, or in sending a 
threatening letter to Monsieur de Marbois. 

A letter was written to the Minister of France upon the subject 
of the flight of Charles Julian de Longchamps from the Sheriff of 
the county of Philadelphia. 

A draft of a proclamation was laid beford the Board and agreed 
to, in the following words, to wit : 

Pennsylvania , ss : 

By the Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Penn- 
sylvania. 

A PROCLAMATION. 

Whereas, By depositions made before William Adcock, Es" 
quire, one of the Justices of the Peace in and for the city and 
county of Philadelphia, it appears that on the seventeenth day of 
last month, Charles Julian de Longchamps, a Frenchman, com- 
monly known by the name of the Chevalier de Longchamps, did, 
in the hotel of the Minister of France, and to his disturbance, in 
a violent and menacing manner, insult the Sieur de Marbois, Sec- 
retary of the Legation from his most Christian Majesty to the 
United States, and Consul General of France, by such behaviour 
endeavouring to extort from the said Sieur de Marbois, in his office 
of Consul General, a certificate for the verification of certain papers; 
and that afterwards, on the nineteenth day of the same month, the 
said Longchamps did, in Front street, near the Coffee-house, as- 
sault the said Sieur de Marbois, and hath since fled from justice : 






SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 137 

And whereas, The Honorable the Congress, by their act of the 
twenty-ninth of the same month, did " recommend to the Supreme 
Executive authority of each of these United States, forthwith to 
issue their proclamations, offering a reward of five hundred dollars, 
to be reimbursed by the United States to the State paying the same, 
for discovering the said Longchamps, so that he may be arrested, 
and requiring their civil officers to arrest him, and their citizens in 
general to be aiding and assisting herein, that he may be brought 
to justice for his said violation of the laws of nations and of the 
land, and all others may be deterred from the commission of such 
offences :" 

And whereas, It is of very high importance to the good people 
of the United States that the perpetrators of such atrocious offences, 
which tend to interrupt the friendship so happily subsisting be- 
between his most Christian Majesty and the said States, and to 
disturb the public repose, should be brought to condign punish- 
ment: We have thought fit to offer, and do hereby offer the re- 
ward of five hundred dollars aforesaid, and also a reward of five 
hundred dollars, in addition to the same, to any person or persons 
who shall apprehend and deliver the said Longchamps into the new 
gaol in this city: And all Judges, Justices, Sheriffs, and Consta- 
bles, are hereby strictly enjoined to make diligent search and en- 
quiry after, and to use their utmost endeavours to apprehend and 
secure the said Longchamps; and the citizens of this State in 
general are required to be aiding and assisting therein, so that he 
may be dealt with according to law. 
Given in Council, under the hand of the President and the seal of 

the State, at Philadelphia, this fourth day of June, in the year 

of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-four. 

• JOHN DICKINSON. 

Attest : — John Armstrong, Jun'r, Sec'y. 

GOD SAVE THE COMMONWEALTH. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, June 5th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, John Boyd, 

John McDowell, Isaac Mason, and 

Stephen Balliott, Samuel John Atlee. 

A petition from a number of inhabitants of Westmoreland, in 
favor of William Schrader, convicted of keeping a tipling house in 
the said county, was read; and thereupon, 



13? MINUTES OF THB 

Ordered, That the fine adjudged to be paid to the use of the 
State be remitted. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Francis Mc- 
Donald, for one pound seventeen shillings and six pence specie, 
ballauce of bounty due to him as a soldier inlisted in the year 
1779. to be paid out of the money arising from the Class tax. 

The memorial of John Balderstone, stating his claim to a city 
lot in right of the original purchase of Richard Thatcher, was read, 
and John Coxe, as Attorney in behalf of said Balderstone, having 
been heard before the Board, it was 

Ordered, That the said memorial be referred to the Surveyor 
General, Receiver General, and the Secretary of the Land Office, 
who are desired to inquire and report to Council whether any title 
is vested in John Balderstone, the memorialist, under the original 
purchase to the lots appurtenant thereto, or any part thereof, and 
to what part. 

George Pierce and Daniel Griffith, Esquires, were appointed and 
commissioned to be Justices of the Peace in and for the county of 
Chester, upon returns made agreeably to law, for the districts com- 
posed of the townships of Chester, Upper and Lower Chichester, 
Ashton, Bethel and Middletown; and the townships of Uchland 
and East Nantmel. 

Resolved, That the Recorders of deeds of the several counties of 
this Commonwealth, be and they are hereby directed to take the 
bonds and securities to be given by the different officers, from whom 
the same are by law required, immediately to record the same, and 
forthwith to transmit them to the Prothonotaries of their respective 
counties, who, having filed them, shall certify the same to Council. 

Resolved, That the Prothonotaries of the several counties take 
especial care that oaths or affirmations are taken by all persons re- 
spectively, according to law, before they severally enter upon the 
execution of their offices; and in case of any such neglect in per- 
sons appointed to offices, that they forthwith give notice thereof to 
Council. 



The Council met. 

, Philadelphia, Monday, June 7th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, John Boyd, 

John McDowell, Samuel John Atlee, and 

Stephen Balliott, Isaac Meason. 

Joseph Pennell, Esquire, appearing in Council, the oath pre- 
scribed by the act of Assembly dated the twentieth day of March, 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE GOUNCIL. 139 

An Act for the settlement of the public accounts 
of the United States of America," was administered to him in due 
form for the faithful discharge of the duties of his office, as Com- 
missioner for settling the public accounts in the Marine Depart- 
ment. • 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of John Nichol- 
son, Esquire, for five hundred pounds, State money, for paying one- 
third of depreciation to the Pennsylvania line, according to act of 
the General Assembly dated tne thirteenth day of April, 1782. 

An order was drawn in favor of the Honorable Edward Hand, 
Esquire, for one hundred and sixty-three pounds two shillings, in 
full for his wages as a Delegate from this State to Congress 'till 
the fourth instant, and his mileage. 

An order was drawn in favor of the estate of James Stevenson, 
deceased, for four pounds ten shillings, ballance of his account as 
late Auditor for settling the depreciation of the Pennsylvania line, 
according to the Comptroller General's report of the twenty-first of 
August, 1782. 

The following gentlemen were appointed and commissioned to be 
Justices of the Peace in and for the county of Bucks, upon returns 
made according to law, to wit : 

Henry Wynkoop, for the district of Southampton and North- 
ampton townships. 

Joseph Hart, for the district of the townships of Warminster 
and Warrington. 

Joshua Anderson, Timothy Taylor and Francis Murray, for the 
district of the townships of Newtown, Wrightstown, and Lower 
Makefield. 

John Davis, for the district of the townships of Hilltown and 
New Britain. 

Stephen Balliott, Esquire, attended the Honorable the Vice 
President as a member of the Board of Property. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, June 8th, 1784. 
present : 
Th<3 Honorable JAMES E WING, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, Stephen Balliott, 

John McDowell, , John Boyd, and 

Samuel J. Atlee, Isaac Meason. 

The following orders were drawn on the Treasurer, to wit: 
In favour of the Honorable Samuel Davidson, Esquire, for seven 
pounds specie, in full for his wages for attendance in the Council 



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of Censors till January the first, 1784, to be paid according to 
resolution of Assembly of 22nd November, 1783. 

In favor of John Boggs, for five pounds twelve shillings and 
six pence specie, for summoning the Representatives of Cumber- 
land county to meet in General Assembly in the year 17£2. 

In favor of the said John Boggs, for five pounds nine shillings 
and seven pence specie, ballance of his account as Agent of For- 
feited Estates in the county of Cumberland. 

A letter from Monsieur Marbois,' of this day, was read, on the 
subject of the escape of Charles Julian de Longchamps. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, June 9th, 1784. 

present : 

Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, John Boyd, 

John McDowell, Samuel J. Atlee, and 

Stephen Balliot, Isaac Meason. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Gotlieb Chris- 
tein, for three pounds seven shillings and six pence specie, in full 
for his services as an express sent by the Honorable the Judges of 
the Supreme Court from Reading to Philadelphia. 

Upon the petition of James Kelly, convicted of larceny in the 
city of Philadelphia, and now confined in the gaol of the county of 
Philadelphia, it was 

Ordered, That the fine adjudged to be paid to the use of the 
State by the said James Kelly be remitted. 

The petition of Henry Culp, for releasement from confinement, 
was read and rejected. 

The petition of William Whitebread and John Langeay were 
read & rejected. 

The memorial of sundry inhabitants of the city of Philadelphia 
and the township of the Northern Liberties, complaining of neglect 
in the Commissioners of Philadelphia county to repair the bridge 
on the road leading from Fourth street into the Germantown road, 
was read and referred to the Attorney General. 

A letter from John Boggs, Esquire, Agent of Confiscated Estates 
in Cumberland county, reporting to Council a tract of eighty acres 
of land, situate in said county, purchased by John Wilson, an at- 
tainted traytor, from Richard Rodgers, and which is now claimed 
by said Rodgers, and praying the direction of Council, was read ; 
and thereupon, 

Ordered, That the said Agent be directed to take possession of 
the said premises, in the name of the Commonwealth. 



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The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, June 10th, 1784. 

PRESENT : 

His Excelleney JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, John Boyd, 

Stephen Balliott, Isaac Mason, and 

John McDowell, Samuel J. Atlee. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, June 11th, 1784, 
present : 
The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, John Boyd, 

John M'Dowell, Isaac Mason, and 

Stephen Balliott, Samuel J. Atlee. 

Two orders were drawn on the Treasurer in favor of William 
Bradford, Junior, and James Wilson, Esquires, for the sum of three 
hundred pounds specie each, being fees allowed them for managing 
the controversy concerning the private right of soil in the territory 
heretofore in dispute between this State and Connecticut, the ju« 
risdiction and pre-emption of which the Court of Commissioners, 
at Trenton, on the thirtieth day of December, 1782, did adjudge 
of right to belong, to this State. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of Richard 
Johnston was read and approved, and an order drawn for thirty 
pounds specie in his favor, in part of the ballance of the said ac- 
count* 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, June 12th, 1784. 
present : 
The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, Stephen Balliott, 

Samuel J. Atlee, Isaac Meason, and 

John McDowell, John Boyd. 

A copy of the letter from the Honorable the Judges of the Su- 
preme Court, dated the seventh instant, and a copy of their opin- 



142 MINUTES OF THE 

ion in the case of Charles Julian De Longchamps, inclosed in said 
letter, in answer to the questions proposed by Council, were trans- 
mitted to the Minister of France. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, June 14th, 1784. 

present : 

The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 

J^mes Irvine, Isaac Meason, and ") 

John McDowell, Samuel J. Atlee, I Esquires. 

Stephen Balliott, J 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, June 15th, 1784. 

PRESENT I 

The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Isaac Mason, and ~) 

John McDowell, Samuel John Atlee, I Esquires. 

Stephen Balliott, J 

The Sheriff of the county of Chester appeared in Council, and 
laid before the Board a certificate from the Recorder, of his having 
entered his securities, according to law. 

The petition of John Moore, convicted of larceny at the Quarter 
Sessions of the Peace held at Philadelphia for the county of Phila- 
delphia, the seventh day of June, 1784, with the recommendation 
of the Magistrates, was read, an4 an order taken that the part of 
his punishment which related to cutting off his ears, should be re- 
mitted. 

A letter from the Honorable Francis Hopkinson, Esquire, with 
an account of his fees, was read, and an order granted for the sum 
of fifty pounds, in part of his salary as Judge of the Court of Ad- 
miralty and Judge in the Admiralty Sessions of this State, for 
which he is to account. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 143 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, June 16th, 1784. 

present : 

Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Trvine, Samuel J. Atlee, ~) 

John McDowell, Isaac Meason, I Esquires. 

Stephen Balliot, J 

The petition of James Bollard, John Hocklen and James Has- 
tens, convicted of larceny in the county of Philadelphia, was read, 
together with a recommendation from the Justices, upon which it 
was 

Ordered, That the corporal punishment be remitted. 

A. letter from Jonathan Bayard Smith, Prothonotary of the county 
of Philadelphia, informing Council that Colonel Thomas Proctor, 
the present Sheriff, has given bond and security according to law, 
was read. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable 
Stephen Balliot, Esquire, for the sum of two hundred and eighty- 
one pounds six shillings and three pence specie, in full of his ac- 
count for rations furnished to the troops stationed in North- 
ampton county, 'till February, 1783, inclusively, to be paid out 
of the fund appropriated to the frontier defence. 

Two orders were drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Charles 
Hall's widow and Executrix, for the sum of six pounds thirteen 
shillings and ten pence half penny, State money, and the sum of 
one pound and one-half penny specie, ballanees of said Charles 
Hall's State money and specie accounts, as late Agent of Forfeited 
Estates in the county of Lancaster, agreeably to the Comptroller 
General's report. 

A letter from William Bradford, Jun'r, Esquire, Attorney Gene- 
ral, returning to Council two threatning letters sent of Monsieur 
Marbois, was read and filed, 

A letter from Charles Thomson, Esquire, Secretary to Congress, 
inclosing two acts of Congress, dated the third instant, one of them 
for raising seven hundred men to take possession of the western 
posts as soon as evactuated by the British troops, and the other 
relative to the number of troops necessary to attend the Commis- 
sioners to hold a treaty with the Indians, and the provisions and 
stores to be furnished, was read, and ordered to be laid before the 
Gen'l Assembly. 



144 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 



Philadelphia, Thursday, June 17th, 1784. 
present : 

The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, John Boyd, and") 

John McDowell, Isaac Meason, V Esquires. 

Samuel J. Atlee, J 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable 
John Boyd, Esquire, for thirty-nine pounds seventeen shillings & 
six pence specie, in full for his attendance in Council 'till the six- 
teenth instant inclusively, and his mileage. 

A letter from the Minister of France, reminding Council of his 
former requisition, requesting to have delivered up to him Charles 
Julian de Longchamps, was read, together with sundry inclosures. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, June 18th, 1784. 
present : 
Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, John Boyd, and"] 

John McDowell, Isaac Meason, I Esquires. 

Samuel J. Atlee, J 

Upon the petitions of Thomas Green and Jacob Bawer, the for- 
mer convicted of horse stealing, and the latter of larceny, in the 
county of York, it was 

Ordered, That the fines adjudged to be paid to the use of the 
State by the said Thomas Green and Jacob Bawer respectively, be 
remitted. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Lieutenant 
John Cunningham, for forty pounds two shillings and ten pence 
specie, ballance of his account, agreeably to the Comptroller Gene- 
ral's report of this day, to be paid out of money arising from mili- 
tia fines in the county of Lancaster. 

Council talking into consideration the act of Congress of the third 
instant, and other matters of great importance to this State, judge 
it absolutely necessary that the Representatives be called to meet 
in General Assembly before the time to which they stand adjourned ; 
therefore, 

Resolved, unanimously, That the Representatives of the Free- 
men of this Commonwealth be called to meet in General Assem- 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 145 

bly on Tuesday the twentieth day of July next, to make such pro- 
vision as the welfare of the State may require. 

Ordered That a copy of the above resolution be transmitted to 
the Sheriffs of the respective counties of this Commonwealth, who 
are hereby required forthwith to notify to the members of their 
respective counties. 

A letter from Colonel James Moore, inclosing two petitions from 
divers inhabitants settled at Wioming, dated the eighth and 
eleventh instant, was read. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, June 19th, 1784. 

present : 

The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 

J^tmes Irvine, John Boyd, 

John McDowell, Jamuel J. Atlee, and 

Stephen Balliott, Isaac Meason. 

John White attended, and Council agreed to allow him thirty- 
one pounds ten shillings for riding Express to the counties of 
Chester, Lancaster, York, Cumberland, Bedford, Westmoreland 
and Washington, with dispatches to the several Sheriffs of said 
counties, for calling the General Assembly, and thereupon, an order 
was drawn in his favour for fifteen pounds specie, in part of said 
sum. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of James Mc Wil- 
liams, for the sum of thirty-three pounds three shillings and eight 
pence, State money, for principal and interest due upon his certi- 
ficate for a horse furnished for public use, to be paid according to 
resolution of Assembly dated the eighth day of Aprif, 1782. 

An address from Council to the Chevalier De la Luzerne, Min- 
ister Plenipotentiary from His Most Christian Majesty to the 
United States of America, was this day agreed to, and transmitted 
to the said Minister in the following words, vizt : 

To His Excellency the Chevalier De la Luzerne, Minister Plenipo- 
tentiary of His Most Christian Majesty to the United States. 
Sir: — The Executive Council of Pennsylvania cannot witness 
your preparations to embark for your native country, without ex- 
pressing the pain we feel at the prospect of your departure, and 
the high sense we entertain of the zeal and ability with which you 
have promoted the union of France with the United States, during 
your residence among us. 
VOL. XIV.— 10. 



146 MINUTES OF THE 

% 

We beg leave to assure you at the same time, that the return of 
peace, and our general intercourse with the powers of Europe, have 
not in the least lessened our sense of our many obligations to the 
illustrious Monarch of France, nor our gratitude for the benefits 
we derived from the bravery and treasure of the French Nation. 

We are happy in this opportunity of acknowledging that your 
conduct towards the Supreme Executive power of the State, has 
been uniformly marked with all that decency and respect which 
characterize the gentlemen of the Nation to which you belong. 

Accept our best wishes for your safe and speedy voyage. May 
you long possess the favor of your Sovereign, and the esteem of 
your countrymen, and enjoy in every stage of life the pleasures 
which arise from faithful contributions to the interests of humanity. 

JAMES EWING, Vice President. 

Council Chamber, June 19th, 1784. 

Upon the petition of John Sumrall, William Shrater, James 
Clark, Robert Vance, John Neil, Hugh Nelley, Samuel Bradley, 
JohnJLeany, Alexander Meat, Thomas Ralph, Ralph Cherry, and 
JohnfUfcghes, convicted of selling spirituous liquors by smpli mea- 
sure without licence, in the* county of Westmoreland; it was 

Ordered, That in consideration of the peculiar distresses to 
which the inhabitants on the frontiers during the late war, have 
been reduced, the several and respective fines adjudged to be paid 
to the use of the State by the persons before mentioned, be remit- 
ted. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, June 21st, 1784. 

present : 

The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Samuel J. Atlee, 

John McDowell, ' Isaac Meason, and 

Stephen Balliott, John Boyd. 

Council agreed to allow John Noacre twelve dollars for riding 
express to the Sheriffs of the county of Berks and Northumber- 
land, with orders to call the General Assembly. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 147 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, June 22nd, 1784. 

present : 

Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Samuel J. Atlee, and 1 

John McDowell, Isaac Meason, I Esquires. 

Stephen Balliott, J 

Thomas Dyer, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to be 
a Justice of the Peace in and for the county of Bucks, upon a return 
made agreeably to law for the district of the townships of Tinicum 
and Plumstead. 



The Council met. 



1,1784 



Philadelphia, Wednesday, June 23rd, 1784.* 

present : 

The Honorable JAMES EWING, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Samuel J. Atlee, and "J 

John McDowell, Isaac Meason, y Esquires. 

Stephen Balliott, J 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of his Excellency 
Thomas Mifflin, Esquire, President of Congress, for the sum of 
three hundred and five pounds and sixteen shillings, in full for his 
attendance in Congress 'till the third instant, and his mileage 
going to Congress and returning.. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable 
James Read, Esquire, for the sum of eighteen pounds seven shil- 
lings and six pence specie, in full for his attendance in the Council 
of Censors 'till the twenty-second instant, inclusively, to be paid 
agreeably to resolution of the General Assembly dated the twenty- 
second day of November, 1783. 

This day Council received the following letter from the Minister 
of France, to wit : 

" Philadelphia, 14th June, 1784. 

11 Sir :— I have passed many years with too much satisfaction in 
this city not to feel the most sensible regret on leaving it. The 
interests of the two nations* are so firmly united, that 1 could, with- 
out ceasing to be a Frenchman, consider myself a citizen of the 
United States. Separated from my nearest connections for more 



148 MINUTES OF THE 

than five years, and in times of public calamity and danger, I have 
found in this city everything which could make amends for the 
want of those enjoyments of which I was necessarily deprived. 

" I beg you will allow me, on taking leave of your Excellency 
and Council, to assure them that I preserve all my life the remem- 
brance of the friendship which they, as well as all the citizens of 
Philadelphia, have constantly shewn me. 

"I sincerely sollicit the continuance of it, and beg they will be 
perswaded that the sentiments which attach me to this country will 
only end with my life. 

" I am, with respect, your Excellency's most humble and obe- 
dient servant, 

"LE CHEV'R DE LA LUZERNE. 

•'To his Excellency the President and Honorable the Council." 

Which being read, was 
Ordered, To be filed. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, June 24th ; 1784. 
present : 
Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, Samuel J. Atlee, and 

John McDowell, Isaac Meason. 

Stephen Balliott, 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of William Grey, 
for four hundred and thirty-six pounds seven shillings State money, 
and in favor of John Beajtty, for eleven pounds fifteen shillings and 
six pence State money, in full for principal and interest due upon 
their respective certificates, furnished for public use, to be paid ac- 
cording to resolution of Assembly dated the eighth day of April, 
1782. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of John Nichol- 
son, Esquire, Comptroller General, for the sum of five hundred 
pounds State money, for paying one-third part of depreciation cer- 
tificates to officers and soldiers of the Pennsylvania line, for which 
said Comptroller is to account. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 149 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, June 25th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esq'r, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, John Boyd, and 

John McDowell, Isaac Meason. 

Stephen Balliott, 

Ordered, That James Wilson, Esquire, be requested to assist the 
Attorney General in the trial of Charles Julian de'Longchamps. 

John Richards and Henry Scheetz, Esquires, were appointed and 
commissioned to be Justices of the Peace in and for the county of 
Philadelphia, upon returns made agreeably to law for the patriots 
containing the townships of Frederick, New Hanover and Dljflrj^ass, 
and Springfield, Whitemarsh and Plymouth. , 

The petition of Christopher, Jun'r, and Charles Marshall, re- 
specting interest due upon Gerard William Beekman's loan office 
certificates, was read, and referred to Thomas Smith, Esquire, Loan 
Officer, who is requested to report to Council his objections against 
complying with the application of the petition. 

Henry Slaymaker, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to 
be a Justice of the Peace in and for the county of Lancaster, upon 
a return made agreeably to law for the district of the townships of 
Lampeter & Strasburg. 
On consideration, 

Ordered, That Plunket Fleeson, Esquire, be appointed a Justice 
of the County Court of Common Pleas in and for the county of 
• Philadelphia. 

And that Daniel Griffith and George Pierce be appointed Jus- 
tices of the County Court of Common Pleas in and for the county 
of Chester. 



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The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, June 26th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Isaac Meason, and ") 

Samuel J. Atlee, John Boyd, I Esquires. 

Stephen Balliott, J 

On consideration, 

Ordered, That Henry Wynkoop, Esquire, be appointed Presi- 
dent of the County Court of Common Pleas for the county of 
Bucks ; and that the said Henry Wynkoop and Joseph Hart, Es- 
quiresl be appointed Justices of the said court, and commissioned 
accordingly. 

• Ordered, That the said Henry Wynkoop be appointed and com- 
missioned to be President of the Court of Quarter Sessions in and 
for the said county of Bucks. 

The resignation of John Donnaldson, Esquire, as one of the 
Wardens of the city of Philadelphia, was read, and accepted ; 
whereupon, 

The Council proceeded to fill the vacancy occasioned by the said 
resignation, and Joseph Bullock was chosen, 

Ordered, That Major Thomas B. Bowen and Captain Erkurius 
Beatty, Agents appointed by Congress to receive from the Paymas- 
ter General the certificates for the arrears of pay due to the officers 
and soldiers of the line of this State, and to distribute the same to 
the individuals to whom they belong, be directed to countersign the 
game before distribution. 

Three deeds were examined and signed by His Excellency the 
President, to James Loughead, for lots No. 1257, 1258, and 1259. 
Consideration £123 State money of the 29th of April, 1780. 
To Peter Stretch, for lots No. 1640 and 1641. Consideration 
£185 0, in like money. And to Philip Moore, for lots No. from 
974 to 979, inclusive. Consideration £361, in like money; which 
sums have been paid into the hands of the Treasurer of the State. 
Deeds dated the twenty-fourth of June, 1784. 

A letter from the Wardens of the Port of Philadelphia, inclosing 
a return of the expenditure of fifteen hundred pounds specie, lately 
granted by Council for the improvement of the navigation of the 
bay and river Delaware, was read. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 151 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, June 28th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, Isaac Meason, and "] 

Stephen Balliot, John Boyd, t Esquires. 

Samuel J. Atlee, J 

Upon the petition of Mary McGuire, in behalf of George Mc- 
Guire, convicted of larceny in the county of Chester, it was 

Ordered, That the fine adjudged to be paid to the use of the 
State by the said George McGuire be remitted. 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the following accounts 
were read and approved, vizt : 

Of William Grey, Esquire, Pay Master of the county of North- 
umberland. 

Of Walter Clark and William Murray, Sub-Lieutenants of the 
said county j and 

Of John Jones, Esquire. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, June 29th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, Samuel J. Atlee, 

John McDowell, John Boyd, and 

Stephen Balliot, Isaac Mason. 

A letter from the Commissioners of the Taxes in the county 
of Westmoreland, with sundry depositions inclosed, relating to a 
conspiracy to prevent the levying taxes in the county of Fayette, 
and a robbery upon Collectors, was read ) and on consideration it 
was 

Ordered, That a proclamation be issued in the following words, 
vizt : 

Pennsylvania, ssr 

By the President and the Supreme Executive Council of the Com- 
monwealth of Pennsylvania. 

A PROCLAMATION. 

Whereas, By depositions taken according to law, it appears 
that several evil disposed persons have conspired to prevent the 



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levying of taxes in the county of Fayette, and that in pursuance 
thereof, the Collectors of the townships of Mauallin and Spring- 
field, in the said county, were in the month of the duplicates then 
in their possession: 

And whereas. It is of great importance to the good people of 
this Commonwealth that such heinous offenders should be brought 
to condign punishment; we have thought fit to offer, and do hereby 
offer a public reward of fifty pounds for each and every of the said 
conspirators and robbers, or any of them, to any person or persons 
who shall apprehend and secure them, or any of them, to be paid 
on conviction for the same. And all Judges, Justices, Sheriffs, and 
Constables, are hereby strictly enjoined and required to make dili- 
gent search and inquiry after, and to use their utmost endeavors to 
apprehend and secure the said offenders, so that they may be dealt 
with according to law. 

Given in Council under the hand of his Excellency John Dickin- 
son, Esquire, President, and the seal of the State, at Philadel- 
phia, this twenty-eighth day of June, in the year of our Lord 
one thousand seven hundred and eighty-four. 

JOHN DICKINSON. 

Attest : — John Armstrong, Jun'r, Secretary. 

GOD S&VE THE COMMONWEALTH! 

John Gill, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to be a 
Justice of the Peaec in and for the city and county of Philadel- 
phia, upon a return made agreeably to law for Lower Delaware 
ward, in the said city. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, June 30th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, Samuel J. Atlee, 

John McDowell, John Meason, and 

Stephen Balliot, John Boyd. 

The following orders were drawn on the Treasurer, vizt : 
In favor of Doctor Joseph Eaker, for forty pounds four shillings 
and nine pence, ballance of his account for medicine and attend- 
ance upon Captain Robinson's company of Rangers, from January 
'till October, 1783, agreefbly to the Comptroller General's report 
of February the 17th, 1784. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 153 

In favor of the Honorable Samuel J. Atlee, E&quire, for sixty 
pounds five shillings specie, 'in full for his attendance as Council- 
lor 'till the first of July, 1784, inclusively, and his mileage. 

An order was drawn upon the Naval Officer in favor of Messrs. 
Arthur Donnaldson and Levi Hollinswortb, for the sum of fifteen 
hundred pounds specie, to be by them applied in removing or de- 
stroying the Chevaux de frize in the river Delaware, to be paid out 
of the fund appropriated by resolution of the General Assembly 
dated the twenty-second of September, 1783, for that purpose, and 
arising by the late impost laws. 

The records of the conviction of Anthony Wilt, for burglary in 
the county of York, and of George Sheffer, for burglary, and Wil- 
liam Welsh, for robbery in the county of Berks, were read, and 
their cases being fully considered ; it was 

•Ordered, That execution of the sentences of the Court be made 
and done upon them the said Anthony Wilt, George Scheffer, and 
William Welsh, on Saturday the seventeenth day of July next, and 
warrants to the Sheriffs of the counties of York and Berks were 
issued accordingly. 

Upon the petitions of James McGuire, Alexander MeClain, and 
John Butler, convicted of larceny in the county of Philadelphia ; 
it was, 

Ordered, That the several and respective fines adjudged to be paid 
ito the use of the State be remitted. 

Upon the petition of Andrew Jack, convicted of larceny in the 
-county of Cumberland ; it was, 

Ordered, That the corporal punishment to which he was sen- 
tenced by the Court, be remitted. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, July 1st, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, John Boyd, and "1 

John McDowell, Isaac Meason, I Esquires. 

George Wall, Jun'r, J . 

A dedimus potestatem was issued to James Benezet, and Samuel 
Benezet, Esquires, for the county of Bucks. 

The following orders were drawn on the Treasurer, vizt : 
In favor of the Honorable John McDowell, Esquire, for twenty- 
four pounds two shillings and six pence specie, in full for his at- 



154 MINUTES OF THE 

tendance as Councillor 'till the thirtieth of June, 1784, inclusively, 
and his mileage. 

In favor of the Honorable David Espy, for the sum of fcwenty- 
six pounds five shillings specie ; and in favor of the Honorable 
Samuel Davidson, Esquire, for twenty-six pounds five shillings, in 
full for their attendance respectively, in the Council of Censors 
'till the thirtieth day of June, 1784, inclusively, to be paid ac- 
cording to resolution of Assembly dated the twenty-fourth of No- 
vember, 1784, inclusively. 

In favor of Colonel James Moore, for the sum of fifty pounds 
specie, for provisions furnished to the troops stationed at Wioming, 
as he the said Colonel Moore, alledges, for which he is to account. 

In favor of Frederick Sneider, for fifteen pounds eleven shillings 
and seven pence specie, in full for his wages as Doorkeeper 'till the 
thirtieth of June, 1784, inclusively, and cash paid for newspapers, 
&ca. 

A petition from William Henry, Esquire, praying Council to or- 
der the Sheriff of the county of Lancaster, to pay him one moiety of 
six hundred pounds specie, in his hands, being the amount of the 
sales of certain British goods seized at Lancaster in 1782, was read 
and referred to the Comptroller General. 

A petition from John Brown, convicted of horse stealing in the 
county of Chester, was read and rejected. 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the accounts of the 
Lieutenant and Sub-Lieutenants of the city and liberties of Phila- 
delphia, and of Captain Joseph Stiles, Commissary of Military 
Stores, were read and approved. 

A letter from Monsieur Marbois, Consul General of France, of 
the twenty -eighth of June, 1784, was read; and 

Ordered, To be filed. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, July 2nd, 1784. 

present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, John Boyd, ") 

John McDowell, Isaac Meason, & I Esquires. 
George Wall, Jun'r, Stephen Balliot, J 
The petition of Keenan, a prisoner in the goal of 

Chester, was read, and an order taken that the remaining part of 
the imprisonment and fine to which he was sentence be remitted. 

A letter to Mr. Levers, Prothonotary of the county of Northamp- 
ton, exhibiting the circumstances of the late election of Justices 
of the Peace for the district of Easton and Forks, was read ; on 
which it was 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 155 

Ordered, That the twentieth day of July next be set apart by 
Council for the purpose of hearing the complaints which may be 
urged against the aforesaid election, and that Mr. Levers be re- 
quested to communicate this order to the remonstrants, persons re- 
turned, Judges, Inspectors, and Constables. 

Ordered, That before any warrant of survey be signed, a cer- 
tificate from the Receiver General, acknowledging the receipt 
of the whole of the principal purchase money at least, for the land 
therein mentioned, be produced. 

The following orders were drawn on the Treasurer, vizt : 

In favor of the Honorable Isaac Meason, Esquire, for the sum 
of forty-three pounds specie, in full for his attendance at this Board 
till the third instant, and his mileage. 

In favor of the Honorable Stephen Balliot, Esquire, for the sum 
of twenty-six pounds five shillings specie, in full for his attendance 
in Council 'till the first instant, inclusively. 

In favor of Jacob Zanck, for twenty-two pounds two shillings 
and eight pence, State money, in full for principal and interest due 
upon his certificate for a horse, according to resolution of the Gen- 
eral Assembly dated the eighth of April, 1782. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, July 3rd, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, George Wall, and 

John Boyd, Stephen Baliiott. 

An order was drston on the Treasurer in favor of Samuel Kin- 
gey, for the sum of fifteen pounds specie, in full for his wages as 
Messenger to the Honorable the Council of Censors 'till the thir- 
tieth day of June, 1784. 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the accounts of Daniel 
Montgomery, Esquire, Collector of Excise for the county of Nor- 
thumberland, & of Thomas Craig, Esquire, Lieutenant of the 
county of Northampton, were read and approved. 

An order was drawn in favor of the latter, for the sum of forty- 
three pounds fifteen shillings, being the ballance due by the State 
on the aforesaid account, to be paid out of the delinquents' militia 



The reports of the Comptroller General upon the accounts of 
Thomas Wharton, for leaden spouts, and of David Brooks, for 
flour, were read & approved. 



156 MINUTES OF THE 

The following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, vizt : 

In favor of William Bradford, junior, Esquire, for three pounds 
five shillings, being an expence incurred by the hire of books dur- 
ing the controversy with Connecticut. 

In favor of Thomas Ekeson, for forty-nine pounds, State money, 
being the amount of principal and interest due to him by the State 
for a bay horse. 

In favor of Thomas Ekeson, for forty-three pounds one shilling, 
State money, being the amount of principal and interest due to 
him by the State for a black horse. 

In favor of the Honorable James Moore, Esquire, for twenty- 
eight pounds seventeen shillings and six pence. 

In favor of the Honorable Thomas Hartley, Esquire, for the sum 
of seventeen pounds ten shillings specie. 

In favor of the Honorable John McDowell, Esquire, for the sum 
of thirty-four pounds two shillings and six pence specie. 

In favor of the Honorable James Edgar, for the sum of thirty- 
four pounds two shillings and six pence specie, the said sums being 
in full for their attendance severally as members of the Council of 
Censors 'till the third of July, 1784, inc.; to be paid out of the § fund 
appropriated by resolution of Assembly dated the twenty-second 
day of November, 1784. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, July 5th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, John Boyd, and ) « 

John McDowell, Stephen Balliott, j ^ s( l uires - 
The petition of Adam Ruff, read and rejected on the fifteenth of 
January last, was again re-considered, and the fine adjudged to the 
State remitted. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 6th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Stephen Balliot, and ) ™ , 

James McDowell, John Boyd, j 

Ordered, That the County Treasurers be directed not to pay any 
expences of the State connected with its militia but from such 
monies as may arise from militia fines. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. . 157 

(\rdered, That Saturday, the seventeenth day of this month, be 
appointed for the execution of John Downey and John Martin, 
agreeably to sentence of death passed upon them at the late Court 
of Oyer and Terminer, held at Philadelphia on the twenty-fourth 
day of June last; warrants to issue accordingly. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of Joseph 
Forster, from removing the exhibition frame from Market street to 
the State house, was read and approved, and an order drawn in his 
favor for the sum of fifteen pounds six shillings and six pence 
specie. 

John White's account for express riding was also admitted, 
agreeably to the Comptroller General's report, and an order for a bal- 
lance of sixteen pounds ten shillings specie drawn in his favor on 
the Treasurer. 

The accounts of John Hubley, Esquire, Prothonotary of the 
county of Lancaster, and of Alexander Calhoon, for a black horse 
furnished for the use of the State, were read and approved, and 
an order drawn in favor of the latter, for the sum of eighty-six 
pounds six shillings and eight pence, State money, being the in- 
terest and principal of his account. 

A report from the Honorable the Judges of the Supreme Court, 
with sundry inclosures, were read. 



The Council met, 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 7th, 1784, 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Stephen Balliot, > •« 

John McDowell, John Boyd, 5 squires. 

A return of an election for the town of Lancaster was read, and 
a commission directed to issue to Michael Hubley, Esquire, as a 
Justice of Peace in and for the county of Lancaster. 

A return of an election of Justices for Carlisle district, was read 
& postponed. 

A letter from J. It. Bied, praying to be appointed to the com- 
mand of the troops called for by resolution of Congress. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Mr. Robert Aitkin, 
for printing two thousand advertisements, for the sum of three 
pounds fifteen shillings specie. 



158 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 



Philadelphia, Thursday, July 8th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, John Boyd, and ) p 

John M'Dowell, Stephen Balliott, S JljS( l uirea - 

Upon a farther re-consideration of the complaints against a late 
election of Justices for the district of Easton and Forks, in the 
county of Northampton, it was 

Ordered, That directions be given to the Magistracy of that 
county to call before them such persons as are pointed out as witr 
nesses by the complainants, and receive from them such testimony 
as they may be able to collect against the legality of the aforesaid 
election. 

Letters were also directed to be written to Colonels Moore and 
Proctor, instructing the former to make report of his proceedings, 
in consequence of the orders of this Board of the twentieth day of 
April last, and calling upon the latter for a return of all persons 
confined in the gaol of this city and county upon charges of felony. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the accounts of James 
Loughead, Esq'r, Paymaster to the militia of the city and liberties 
of Philadelphia, was read and approved. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, July 9th, 1784. 

PRESENT : t 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Stephen & ? t? • 

John McDowell, John Boyd, \ Squires. 

» P Upon returns made agreeably to law of elections of Jus- 
•* g tices of the Peace for the districts of Lebanon, and of Bart 

B and Colerain, 

Ordered, That John Gloningher, Esquire, be commissioned for 
the former, and Joseph Miller, Esquire, for the latter. 

The following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, in conse- 
quence of the Comptroller's reports of this morning : 

In favor of John Noacre, for four pounds ten shillings, specie, 
for carrying dispatches of Council to the counties of Berks and 
Northumberland. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 159 

In favor of Captain Joseph Stiles, Commissary of Military Stores, 
for the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds specie, in part of his 
account. 

In favor of John Hubley, Esquire, for twenty-six pounds thir- 
teen shillings and five pence specie, to be paid out of the monies 
which may arise from the militia fines of the county of Lan- 
caster. 

The reports of James Wilson and William Bradford, jun'r, Es- 
quires, Agents and Counsellors on the part of this Commonwealth 
in the controversy respecting the private right of soil to the lands 
at Wyoming, was read. 

A letter from the Honorable Major General Hand, was also 
read. 

An order was this morning taken that the Lieutenants of the city 
and several counties be called to make a return of all the public 
arms, accoutrements, &ca , within their respective districts, and that 
letters be written accordingly. 



The Council met. 

Philad'a, Saturday, July 10th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Hon'ble James Irvine, John McDowell, and > -Rsa'rs 

John Boyd, Stephen Balliott, 5 

A copy of an inquest held upon the body of George Fitler, de- 
ceased, was presented to Council, and read. 
5 Upon a return of Justices elected agreeably to law for the 
ST district of Oxford, Lower Dublin, and Biberry townships, John 
2 s Knowles, Esquire, was elected. 

The petition of Lieutenant Colonel James Moore, praying a com- 
pensation for extraordinary expences incurred during his late com- 
mand, was read and postponed for consideration. 

The Comptroller's report upon the account of Joseph Potts, of 
Bordentown, was read and approved. 



160 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 



Philadelphia, Monday, July 12th, 1784. 

PRESENT I 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, John Boyd, and > ™ 

John McDowell, Stephen Balliot, $ ' 

The Comptroller's reports upon the accounts of William Blake, 
and of James Parr, for rent, were read and approved, and an order 
drawn in favor of the former for the sum of two pounds two shil- 
lings & three pence. 



The Council met. 

Philad'a, Tuesday, July 13th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, John Boyd, and ) ™ 

John McDowell, Stephen Balliott, f ^ S( l uires - 

The petitions of Thomas Smith, Matthew McNally, and John 
Spalding, convicted of larceny in the city of Philadelphia, and sen- 
tenced to a fine of four pounds-nine shillings and two pence each, 
&ca., &ca., was read, and an order taken that the said fines be re- 
mitted. 

An order was drawn in favor of William Irvine, Esquire, for the 
sum of thirty-four pounds two shillings and six pence specie, being 
his allowance as a Censor 'till the thirteenth instant, inclusively. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of John Nichol- 
son, Esq'r, Comptroller General, for the sum of two hundred pounds 
specie, being one quarter's salary as Comptroller General, ending 
the twelfth instant. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Honora- 
ble James Irvine, for seventy-nine pounds twelve shillings and six 
pence, being the amount of his wages as Councillor 'till the four- 
teenth instant. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Griffith Evans, 
for the sum of thirty-one pounds five shillings specie, being his 
salary for two months as Assistant to the Comptroller General of 
Accounts. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 161 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 14th, 1784. 

The Council met. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, John Boyd, and ) F 

John McDowell, Stephen Balliott, \ ■ BiB< l uire8 - 



Philadelphia, Thursday, July 15th, 1784, 
No Council. 



Philadelphia, Friday, July 16th, 1784. 
No Council. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday July 17th, 1784, 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, John Boyd, and > « 

John McDowell, Stephen Balliot, J ijjS( l mres ' 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of John Nicholson, 
Esquire, for the sum of five hundred pounds, State money, for pay- 
ing one-third of depreciation to the Pennsylvania line, agreeably 
to act of General Assembly dated the thirteenth day of April , 

1782. 



TOL. XIV.— 11. 



162 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, July 19th, 1784. 
present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, John Boyd, and ) g, 

John McDowell, Stephen Balliott, 3 ° 

John Hierback, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to be 
Justice of the Peace in and for the county of York, upon a return 
made agreeably to law, for the district of York aud Hallam. 

The election of Justices for York Town, in the county of York, 
was set aside, on consideration of its illegality, and directions for 
holding another. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Francis Gur- 
ney, Esquire, and others, Wardens of the Port of Philadelphia, 
for the sum of fifteen hundred pouuds specie, agreeably to a reso- 
lution of Assembly of the twenty-second day of September, 1783, 
out of the duties which have arisen by the late impost laws. 

•A letter from Alexander Patterson, Esquire, was read. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 20th, 178 U 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, John McDowell, and ) ™ 
John Boyd, Stephen Balliott, S 

A letter from the Honorable Samuel Hardy, Esquire, with its 
several inciosures, vizt : " An Act of the Legislature of the State 
of Connecticut, impowering their delegates iu Congress to cede 
certain unlocated lands within the said Commonwealth to the Uni- 
ted States j a similar act of the Legislature of North Carolina ; the 
petition of Massachuscts bay ; aud a copy of a letter from B'r 
Ocneral Clarke, with the reply of the committee of the States/' 
-was read. 

A letter from General Hand, inclosing a resolution of the com- 
mittee of the States on the affair of Robert Shewell, was read. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of John Arndt, 
iEsquiro, for the sum of thirty pounds twelve shillings and six 
(pence specie, being his wages as a member of the Council of Cen- 
sors 'till 20th instant iuclu. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 163 

The petitions of Rudolph Brookhouse and John Foster, prison- 
ers in the new gaol, were read, and their respective fines, as stated 
in the records of their convictions, remitted. 



£ Esquires. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 21st, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, John McDowell, and 
John Boyd, Stephen Balliott, 

The following orders were drawn on the Treasurer of the State, 
vizt : 

In favor of the Honorable Thomas Hartley, Esquire, for the 
sum of fourteen pounds seventeen shillings and six pence. 

In favor of the Honorable Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, Es- 
quire, for the sum of fifty-five pounds two shillings and six pence* 

In favor of the Honorable Stephen Chambers, Esq'r, for the sum 
of thirty-one pounds ten shillings ; and 

In favor of the Honorable Arthur St. Clair, Esquire, for the 
sum of thirty-three pounds five shillings, specie, being for their 
wages for attendance, respectively, as members of the Council of 
Censors. 

And in favor of Samuel Bryan, Esquire, for forty-five pounds 
specie, for his wages as Secretary to the said Council. 

In favor of James Wilson, Esquire, for fifteen pounds specie, 
due for his services as Council on the part of the State in the late 
trial of Charles Julian de Longchamps. 

A draft of a message was laid before the Board, which being 
read, was adopted as follows, vizt : 

JL Message from the President & the Supreme Executive Coun- 
cil to the General Assembly : 

Gentlemen : — Council having judged it absolutely necessary 
that you should be called together before the day to which you 
gtood adjourned, it became their duty to convene you accordingly, 
altho' they regretted the inconveniencies to which you would be 
subjected by meeting so much sooner than you intended. 

The Secretary will lay before you an act of Congress of the third 
day of June, requiring a body of troops to be forthwith furnished, 
with some other resolutions of the same, prior, and subsequent 
dates ; a collection of papers relating to the case of Charles Julian 
de Longchamps, and another of those respecting the late distur- 
bances at Wyoming. 



164 MINUTES OF THE 






The necessity of adopting measures conformable to the requisi- 
tion before mentioned, is so urgent as to admit of no delay. 

The late violations of the rights and privileges of public Minis- 
ters point out the propriety of further provisions more effectually 
to guurd the honor, repose, and welfare of the United States, and 
of this Commonwealth in particular, against the licentious temerity 
of individuals. # 

We have carefully endeavoured to prevent any breach of the 
peace on account of the interfering claims to lands in Northumber- 
land county, but not so successfully as we desired. We must rely 
upon the prudence and authority of your Honorable House for 
establishing tranquility in that part of the State. 

JOHN DICKINSON. 

Council Chamber, July 21st, 1784. 

Ordered, That the Secretary present the same to the General 
Assembly. 

Upon consideration, 

Ordered, That Archibald McClean, Esquire, of the county of 
York, be appointed and commissioned a Justice of the Court of 
Common Pleas in the said county. 



The Council met.' 

Philadelphia, Thursday, July 22nd, 1784. 

PRESENT I 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, John McDowell, 



o nines nviuu, juliu itxujlhiwcu, r n 

John Boyd, Stephen Balliot, j " 

Upon a return of Justices made agreeably to law, for the dis- 
trict of Carlisle, John Agnew and John Jordan, Esquires, were 
appointed aud commissioned to be Justices of the Peace in and for 
the county of Cumberland. 

A return of Military aud Quarter Master's stores and ordinance 
at Wyoming and Sunbury, was this morning presented by Lieuten- 
ant Colonel Moore, and read. 

The Comptroller's report being read, 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of John Clarke, 
for the sum of two hundred aud twouty-five pounds eighteen shil- 
lings and seven pence., State money, for provisions furnished by 
bim for public use. 

Tn<- memorial of John Reynolds was read and postponed. 

Th< petition of Philip Weiss, a prisoner in the gaol of this city, 
was read und rejected. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 1j5 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, July 23rd, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Stephen Balliot, and ? ™ 

John McDowell, John Boyd, 5 J ^ s( i uires ' 

A letter from General Hand, inclosing several acts of the Legis- 
latures of North and South Qarolina and Virginia, and copies of 
letters from Messrs. Franklin and Jay, and David Hartley, Es- 
quire, was read. 

Letters from James Marshall, Esquire, Lieutenant of the county 
of Washington, and from Thomas B. Bowen and Ercurius Beatty, 
agents for receiving and distributing the final settlement notes of 
the Pennsylvania line, were also read. 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the account brought 
against the State by James Sullivan, was read and approved. 

The petition of Jane Kean was read, and an order taken that 
the fine of five pounds imposed upon her on conviction of having 
kept a disorderly house, be remitted. 

A letter from Arthur Lee and Richard Butler, Esquiree, request- 
ing an audience of this Board on the subject of their intended 
negotiations with the Indian nations, was read, and to-morrow 
assigned for the interview. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, July 24th, 1784. 

present: 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Stephen Balliot. and } -^ 

John M'Dowell, John Boyd, 5 ^ s( l uires - 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of Major 
James Parr, for his pay as aid-du-camp to Major General James 
Potter, was read, & approved. 

Several letters from Northumberland county, addressed to James 
Moore, Esquire, upon the subject of some late disturbances at Wi- 
oming, were read, and an order taken that the Sheriff and Magis- 
tracy of the said county be directed and required to exert every 
legal means in their power to suppress these or any future outrages, 
and if possible, to bring the authors of them to immediate punish- 
ment. 



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MINUTES OF THE 



A second order was also taken, vizt : That Colonel Thomaa 
Craig, Lieutenant of the county of Northampton, be instructed to 
hold some part of the militia of the said county in readiness to 
march at a moments warning, should the temper of the mal con- 
tents at Wioming make a military interference necessary. 

The following orders were drawn on the Treasurer agreeably to 
the Comptroller General's reports, vizt : 

In favor ot James Muir, for two pounds fifteen shillings and six. 
pence specie, for a blank book. 

In favor of Anthony Wayne, Esquire, for twenty-eight pounds, 
being in full for his wages as a Censor 'till the twenty-fifth day of 
July, 1784, inclusively. 



Philadelphia, Monday, July 26th, 1784. 
present : 
Eis Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, John Boyd, 



Stephen Balliott, and 
No Council. 



Esquires. 



As yesterday. 
No Council. 



Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 27th. 
present : 



As yosterday. 
No Council. 



Philadelphia, "Wednesday, July 28th. 
present : 



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The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, July 29th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

Tho Honorable James Irvine, John Boyd, and > v 

Stephen Balliott, John McDowell, $ ^ s( l uires - 

The resignation of Frederick Antes, Esquire, late a Justice of 
the Peace for the county of Northumberland, and now a member 
of the House of Assembly, was read and accepted. 

A number of papers relating to the disturbances at Wioming 
and its neighborhood, among which were the depositions of Cap- 
tain John Armstrong and Mr. William Brink, were laid before 
Council and read. 

The commission of Chief Justice of this Commonwealth, held 
by the Honorable Thomas McKeao, Esquire, having expired 
agreeably to the Constitution, Council proceeded to the filling up 
of that office, when the said Thomas McKean was unanimously 
re-appointed. 

Mr. M'Kean attending in Council, and the oaths of qualification 
being administered to him agreeably to law, he was instructed 
to issue his writs upon the depositions made by Captain John 
Armstrong & William Brink. 

The Council taking into consideration the evidence now before 
them, and the emergency not permitting to wait any longer for the 
sense of the Honorable the General Assembly, 

Resolved, That the peace and good order of government are in- 
terrupted by sudden and dangerous tumults and riots near Wio- 
ming, in the county of Northumberland, for the suppression of 
which the immediate aid of the militia is expedient and necessary. 

Resolved, That the Lieutenant of the county of Northampton 
be directed immediately to draw forth a detachment of three hun- 
dred Infantry and twelve or fifteen Light Dragoons, properly 
officered and equipped, from the militia of the said county, agreea- 
bly to the additional supplement of the act of Assembly intitled 
"An Act for the regulation of the militia of the Commonwealth of 
Pennsylvania." 

Resolved, That the Sheriff of the county of Northumberland 
immediately raise the posse of that county, and that the Lieuten- 
ant thereof add his authority under the act aforesaid, to that of the 
Sheriff, so that the aid of the militia of the said county may be 
forthwith and effectually obtained, as the exigency requires. 

Resolved, That the militia and posse aforesaid act under the* 
direction of the Commissioners hereinafter appointed for suppress- 
ing the tumults and riots aforesaid, and in duly executing the laws 
of the State. 



168 MINUTES OF THE 

Resolved, That the Honorable John Boyd and Lieutenant Colo- 
nel John Armstrong be appointed Commissioners for carrying into 
execution such measures as shall be judged necessary and expe- 
dient for the support of the civil authority, by establishing peace 
and good order in the county of Northumberland. 

Resolved, That John Van Campen, Esquire, be appointed Com- 
missary to furnish provisions to the said troops. 

Resolved, That copies of the act aforesaid and of the foregoing 
resolves be immediately sent to the said Lieutenants, and copies ot 
the said resolves to the Sheriff of Northumberland county. 

Resolved, That the Commissioners before mentioned be autho- 
rized to call upon Commissary Stiles for such quantity of flints 
and ammunition as they may think proper, to forward to the Lieu- 
tenant of Northampton county, for the purposes of the preceding 
resolutions, arid that they be instructed to procure some means for 
immediately conveying it thither. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer for the sum of ten pounds 
specie, in favor of Lieutenant John Armstrong, for defraying his 
expenses as an express from Wioming to Philadelphia and return- 
ing. 

In favor of Colonel Francis Johnston, for twelve pounds two 
shillings, for an iron chest for the office of the Receiver General. 

Note. — That Mr. Van Campen consents to furnish the ration in 
consequence of the preceeding resolves, at ten pence half penny 
per ration. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, July 30th, 1784. 

PRESENT I 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Stephen Balliott, and > ™ 

John McDowell, John Boyd, $ Esquires. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of John Van 
Campen, Esquire, for one hundred pounds specie, for purchasing 
provisions for the troops to be sent to Wioming, for which he is to 
account. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable 
Johu Boyd and Lieutenant Colonel John Armstrong, for fifty 
pounds, for defraying their expences as Commissioners for suppress- 
ing the tumults, &ca., at Wioming, for which they are to account. 

The Comptroller's report upon the account of the Honorable 
Judge Evans, deceased, was read and approved. 



SUPKEME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 169 



Tke Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, July 81st, 1784, 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
Ae Honorable James Irvine, 



John M'Dowell, 



Stephen Balliott, and 1 -™ 

John Boyd, j Est l ulres ' 



The Comptroller General's reports upon the followir^ 
were read and approved, vizt : 

Of Ephraim Douglass, for fees received for tavern licenses in the 
•county of Fayette. 

Of Ensign James Scoby of Captain Vanetten^f company of Vol- 
unteers for the pay of his company ; and ™ 

Of a company of Rangers raised in the county of Bedford, for 
their pay. 

Mr. Maclay and Mr. Long, a Committee from the General As- 
sembly, attended and informed Council that the General Assembly 
was now met and ready to receive any business Council may have 
to lay before them. 

The resignation of Frederick Antes, as President of the County 
'Court of Common Pleas, the Court of General Quarter Sessions 
of the Peace, and of the Orphans' Court for the county of North- 
umberland, and also as a Justice in each of the said Couris ; was 
read and accepted. 

The resignation of George Ashman, Esquire, as Lieutenant of 
ihe county of Bedford, was read and accepted. 



Philadelphia, Monday, Augost 2nd, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Stephen Balliott, } -n? 

John McDowell, and '$ Es "S uires " 

No Council. 



Philadelphia, Tuesday,, August Srd, 1784» 

Present as on Monday. 



170 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, August 4th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

And the Hon'ble James Ewing, Esq'r, Vice President. 

The Hon'ble James Irvine, Stephen Balliot, and ) F 

John M'Dowell, Samuel J, Atlee, J *- s( l mres - 

Valentine Eckirt, Henry Christ and John Ludwig, Enquires, 
were appointed and commissioned to be Justices of the Peace in 
and for the courty of Berks, upon returns made according to lavr 
for the district of the town of ReadiDg, and the district of the 
townships of Twpehoccon and Bethel. 

The following orders were drawn on the Treasurer, to wit: 

In favor of Samuel Kinsey, for the sum of fifteen pounds ten 
shillings specie, in full for his attendance as Messenger to the 
Council of Censors ^ till 31st of July, 1784, inclusively. 

In favor of the Honorable David Espy, Esquire, and Samuel 
Davidson, Esquire, for the sum of twenty-seven pounds two shil- 
lings and six pence specie each, in full for their attendance respec- 
tively in the Council of Censors 'till the thirty-first day of July, 
1784, inclusively. 

In favor of the Hon'ble William Findley, Esquire, for fifty-two 
pounds ten shillings specie, in full for his attendance in said Coun- 
cil of Censors 'till the 30th of July, 1784, inclusively, which sev- 
eral sums are to be paid out of the fund appropriated by resolution 
of Assembly, dated the twenty second day of November, 1784. 

In favor of Adam Orth, Esquire, for thirty-eight pounds si* 
shillings and nine pence State money, in full for principal and in- 
terest due upon his certificate for a horse furnished by Samuel 
Bradley, for public service, to be paid according to resolution of 
Assembly of 8th of April, 1782. 

In favor of the Honorable Stephen Balliott, Esquire, and the 
Honorable John McDowell, Esquire, the former for the sum of 
twenty-seven pounds two shillings and six pence specie, and the 
latter for the sum of twenty-four pounds ten shillings, in full for 
their attendance in Council as Councillors respectively, 'till the 
thirty-first of July, 1784, inclusively. 

In favor of Frederick Sneider, for fifteen pounds thirteen shil- 
lings and .six pence, in full for his wages as Doorkeeper 'till the 
thirty-first of July inclusively, and cash paid for newspapers. 

In favor of Ralph Collins, for the sum of seven pounds fifteen 
shillings specie, for the hire of a scow carrying mud for repairing 
the banks at Mud Island. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 171 

Upon the petition of Barney O'Neal and Margaret Barnet, con- 
victed of larceny in the city of Philadelphia ; it was 

Ordered, That the corporal punishment to which they have been 
sentenced respectively, be remitted. 

Upon the petition of Thomas Pentlin, convicted of fornication 
in the city of Philadelphia ; it was 

Ordered, That the fine to which he was sentenced by the Court, 
be remitted. 

Valentine Eckart, Henry Christ and John Ludwig, were ap- 
pointed & commissioned to be Justices of the County Court of 
Common Pleas in and for the county of Berks. 

A resolution of Congress, dated July 26th, 1784, relating to 
Quarter Masters* and Commissarys' stores, cloathing, &ca., the 
property of the United States, which have accidentally fallen into 
the hands of private citizens, requesting an account of the same, 
waa read ; and 

Ordered, To be filed. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, August 5th, 1784. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Hon'ble James Ewing, Esq'r, Vice Presid't. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Stephen Balliott, 

John McDowell, Samuel John Atlee. 

A petition from Edmund Milne, praying Council to allow him 
further time to pay the debt due to the State from Milne and Van- 
deren, was read ; and on consideration, 

Ordered, That the Attorney General be directed to stay execu- 
tion against the estate of Edmund Milne, for the debt due by Milne 
and Vanderen for the space of six months from the date hereof, if 
it can be done without prejudice to the Commonwealth. 

Mr. Clymer, Mr. Long and Mr. Hannum, a committee from the 
General Assembly attended, and a conference was had respecting 
the case of Charles Julian De Longchamps. 

Mr. Maclay, Mr. Woods, Mr. Lutz, Mr. Holgate, Mr. Johnston 
and Mr. Evans, a committee from the General Assembly, attended, 
and a conference was had on the subject of a petition from several 
Connecticut settlers at Wioming, and respecting the tumults at 
that place. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable 
the Judges of the Supreme Court, for one hundred pounds specie^ 



172 MINUTES OF THE 

being advanced to them for defraying all such expenses as shall 
happen in their circuit thro' any of the counties where they shall 
not hold courts, for which they are to be accountable. 

Samuel Jones, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to be 
a Justice of the Peace in and for the county of Lancaster, upon a 
return made according to law for the district of the township of 
Bethel. 

At a conference with the committee on the Wioming business, 
the following papers were delivered to the said committee, vizt : 

Copies of the resolutions of Council on the twenty -ninth of July 
last. 

Instructions to the Commissioners and the Secretary's let- 
ters to the Lieutenants of Northampton and Northumberland coun- 
ties, and to the Sheriff of the latter county. 

The depositions of John Armstrong and William Brink on the 
twenty-eighth of July, before the Chief Justice, and the deposi- 
tions of Lawrence Myers, Joseph Salmon and William Jennings, 
of the twentieth day of July; and Beniah Muudy's narrative of 
the twenty-seventh of July. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, August 6th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Yice President. 

James Irvine, Stephen Balliott, and } H 

John McDowell, Samuel John Atlee, $ squires. 

A draft of a message to the Honorable the General Assembly, 
was read — adopted as follows, and presented by the Secretary : 

A message from the President and the Supreme Executive Council 
to the General Assembly. 

Gentlemen : — We inclose acts of Congress of the twenty-third 
of March, and the nineteenth, twenty-seventh, and thirtieth of April 
last ; and as they relate to affairs of great national moment, we are 
persuaded they will obtain from you an early attention and a just 
regard. 

Together with these, you will receive letters from the chairman 
of the committee of the States of the second of this month ; the 
late Minister of France of the twelfth of June ; from Mr. De Mar- 
bois of the twenty-first of June; from General Hand of the fifteenth, 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 173 

nineteenth, twenty-third, and thirtieth of July; and from the 
Chevalier Du Bouchet of the twenty-second of May, with many 
inclosures. 

We also transmit copies of our several instructions to the Com- 
missioners appointed by us on Indian Affairs. 

The acts for guarding the city and liberties from danger of gun- 
powder; for imposing duties on importations; for making vessels 
liable to pay the tradesmen employed in building and fitting them; 
and for enabling the Comptroller General to issue certificates for 
the ballauces due on the accounts, require some amendments. 

The laws on the first subject have not sufficiently provided 
against careless and improper landing of powder. 

The defects in those for imposing duties on importations will 
appear from a letter of the Collector, and some observations upon 
it. 

The act for making vessels liable in the manner before men- 
tioned, may oblige the merchant, after payment to the person with 
whom alone he contracted, to pay the tradesmen employed by that 
person. 

It does not appear that the late act for enabling the Comp- 
troller General to issue certificates extends to the case of 
creditors on account of confiscations, as a particular mode is di- 
rected by a former law for their payment, tho' from the reasona- 
bleness of such an extension, it probably was meant by the Legis- 
lature. 

There are other persons whose demands the Comptroller was 
bound by law to settle in State money. The General Assembly, 
on the twenty-fifth of June, 1781, restrained the issuing and re- 
issuing of that money by their resolutions of that date. We should 
be glad that this matter might be taken into consideration. 

Major Thomas 13. Bowen and Captain Ercurius Boatty, are ap- 
pointed agents, as you will perceive by the papers herewith sent, 
to receive from the Paymaster General the certificates for the 
arrears of pay due to the officers and soldiers of our line, and to 
distribute them among the owners. Their dispersed situation, and 
other circumstances, convince us that all possible facilities ought 
to be afforded by their country for effecting the distribution. We 
therefore desire that you, gentlemen, will be pleased to authorize 
us to draw upon the treasury for a compensation to the agents in 
travelling to the different parts of the State for this purpose. 

JOHN DICKINSON, 

Council Chamber, Philadelphia, Gth August, 1784. 

Upon the petitions of Nancy Butrick and Abigail Mcllvane, 
convicted of fornication in the county of Westmoreland, it was 

Odered, That the fines adjudged to be paid to the use of the 
State by Nancy Butrick and Abigail Mcllvaine, respectively, be 
remitted. 



174 MINUTES OF THE 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Garret Fegan, 
for three pounds seven shillings and six pence, ballance of bounty 
due to him as a soldier inlisted in 1778, to be paid out of the money 
arising from the class tax. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Jane Roberts, 
for seven ty-five pounds specie, to be paid out of the produce of the 
estate of John Roberts, due to her on the first day of April, 1784. 
according to the decree of the Honorable the Supreme Court, dated 
the eighth day of May, 1783. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, August 7th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Stephen Balliott, and £ ™ 

John McDowell, Samuel J. Atlee, 5 

A resolution of the General Assembly, dated the sixth instant, 
respecting the non-attendance of Frederick Limbach, Esquire, a 
member of that House, was read; and 

Ordered, That the Attorney General be directed to proceed 
against Frederick Limbach, Esquire, as the law directs, for his de- 
linquency. 

Ordered, That Robert Levers, Esquire, be appointed and com- 
missioned to be a Justice of the County Court of Common Pleas in 
and for the county of Northampton. 

Benjamin Depui, Lewis Stacker, and Andrew Bachman, were 
appointed and commissioned to be Justices of the Peace in and for 
the county of Northampton, upon returns made according to law, 
for the district of the townships of Mount Bethel, the district of 
the townships of Plainfield and Chesnut Hill, and the district of 
Heidleberg and Lowhill townships. 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the accounts of his Ex- 
cellency the President of the State, for leaden spouts taken for 
public use in the year 1777, and of John Armstrong, Junior, Sec- 
retary, for fees received in his office from 26th of March 'till 25th 
of June, 1784, inclusively, were read & approved. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable 
James Ewing, Esquire, for one hundred and twenty-five pounds 
specie, being one quarter salary as Vice President, ending the sixth 
instant. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 175 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, August 9th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esqutre, President. 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Samuel John Atlce, and ~\ 

Stephen Balliott, Bernard Dougherty, I Esquires. 

John McDowell, J 

A letter from the Honorable William Augustus Atlee, Esquire, 
resigning his office of second Justice of the Supreme Court of this 
State, was read, and the same was accepted. 

The Council proceeded to fill up the office of second Justise of 
the SupremV Court of this State, and the ballots being taken, it 
appearing that the Honorable William Augustus Atlee, Esquire, 
was unanimously re-appointed, and a commission issued accord- 
ingly. 

A dedimus potestatem was issued to the Honorable Jacob Rush, 
Esquire, for the purpose of administering the oath of office to the 
paid William A. Atlee. 

Upon the petition of James Stuart, convicted of larceny in the 
county of Cumberland, it was 

Ordered, That the fine adjudged to be paid to the use of the 
State by the said James Steuart, and his corporal punishment, be 
remitted. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, 10th, 1784, August. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President, 

James Irvine, Stephen Balliott, and 1 

John M' Do well, Bernard Dougherty, I Esquires. 

Samuel John Atlee, J 

Upon application of Michael Huffnagle, Esquire, it was 
Ordered 'That the Attorney General be directed to give such 
assistance to Mr. Huffnagle as may be requisite for expediting the 
recovering of debts due to the Commonwealth, or the sale of lands 
late the property of persons attainted of high treason. 



176 MINUTES OF THE 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of John Paul 
Schott, for ten pounds specie, for defraying his cxpences as an ex- 
press from Wioming to Philadelphia, and returning. 

A deed was examined and signed by his Excellency the Presi- 
dent, to Jacob Essler, for citv lot number 1756. Consideration 
£175 of the bills of credit of this State dated the 29th of 
April, 17S0. Deed dated this day. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, August 11th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Samuel John Atlee, and ") 

John McDowell, Bernard Dougherty, I Esquires. 

Stephen Balliott, J 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the following accounts 
Were read & approved : 

Of John Patton, Francis Gurney, and William Allibone, Com- 
missioners for the defence of the bay and river Delaware. 

Of Ephraim Blaine, for repairing arms in Northampton county. 

Of Matthew Irwin, late Quarter Master of the militia in the year 
1777. 

Of Edmund Milne, for forage, &ca., furnished as Quarter Mas- 
ter, his pay, &ca. 

Of James Cummings, late Brigade Quarter Master to the militia 
in 1778, for forage, pay, &ca. 

Of Conrad Foos, Collector of Excise in the county of Berks. 

Of Captain John Boyd, late Captain of Bedford county Ban- 
gers. 

Of Peden Cook, for the pay of sundry militia of Westmoreland 
county, called cut in 1782. 

Of the ICon'ble Samuel Smith and James Read, Esquires. 

And orders drawn, vizt : 

In favor of the former, for fifty eight pounds twelve shillings and 
six pence, and in favour of the latter for forty pounds five shillings, 
being in full for their attendance severally as members of the Coun- 
cil of Censors 'till seventh instant, inclusively; to be paid accord- 
ing to resolution of the General Assembly of twenty-second of 
November, 1783. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Joseph Dolby, 
for six pounds specie, for ringing the bells on the arrival of the 
Marquiss de la Fayette in this city. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 177 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, August 12th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, Samuel John Atlee, and } 

John McDowell, Bernard Dougherty, \ Esquires. 

Stephen Balliott, . ) 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the accounts as follows, 
were read and approved, vizt : 

Of Captain George Taylor, for rations. 

Of Captain Thomas Boyd, for a gun taken from him at Fort 
Washington, 

Of the Hon'ble John McDowell and James Edgar, Esquires. 

And orders drawn on the Treasurer for the sum of thirty-three 
pounds five shillings each, in full for their attendance severally till 
10th instant, inclusively, as members of the Council of Censors ] 
to be paid according to resolution of Assembly of the 22nd No- 
vem'r, 1783. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, 13th, 1784. 
present : 

The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Stephen Balliott, and ) p ga » r « 

John McDowell, Bernard Dougherty, j ^ 

In pursuance of an act of the General Assembly intitled " An 
Act for furnishing from the militia of Pennsylvania the quota of 
troops required by Congress for the protection of the North West- 
ern frontiers, and for other purposes," Council having arranged 
the two hundred and sixty men assigned as the quota of this 
State in three companies of Infantry, each consisting of seventy 
men, non-commissioned officers included, the remaining fifty to form 
part of an Artillery company, took into consideration the applica- 
tions for commissions, and made the following appointments, vizt ; 

Josiah Harmer to be Lieutenant Colonel Commandant. 

Walter Finney, 1 

David Zeigler, t Captains Infantry. 

William McCurdy, J 

Vol. xiv. — 12. 



178 MINUTES OF THE 

Stewart Herbert, "") 

Ercurius Beatty, I Lieutenants. 

Thomas Doyle, J 

John Armstrong, "1 

Andrew Henderson, I Ensigns. 

Ebenezer Denny, J 

John McDowell, Surgeon. 

Richard Allison, Surgeon's Mate. 

Artillery — Captain, Thomas Douglass ; Lieutenant, Joseph Ash- 
ton. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Thomas Boyd, 
for three pounds ten shillings, for a gun taken at Fort Washington 
by the British; to be paid out of the militia fines of the county of 
Chester. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of John Nichol- 
son, Esquire, Comptrollor General, for the sum of five hundred 
pounds, State money, for paying ene-third of depreciation to the 
Pennsylvania line, agreeably to act of the General Assembly 
passed the thirteenth day of April, 1782. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of Matthew 
Hart, for a riflle gun taken from him by the enemy, was read and 
approved. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, August 14tb r 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Yiee President. 

James Irvine, Samuel John Atlee, > p . 

John McDowell, Jtephen Balliott, ) J ' 

A letter from Major B. Bowen and Captain Ercurius Beatty, 
proposing to Council to make some alteration of the times and 
places for issuing certificates of final settlement, was read, & the 
alterations, provided timely notice of such alteration be given to 
those concerned, agreed to. 

A letter from the Commissioners of the county of Philadelphia, 
requesting Council to direct the sale of a quantity of iron belong- 
ing to the old jail, was read ; and on consideration, 

Resolved, That at this time Council cannot comply with their 
request. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 179 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, August 16tb ; 1784. 
present : 

The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Stephen Balliott, and } ™ 

John McDowell, Samuel John Atlee, S ^ S( * uire3, 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Captains Joseph 
McClellan and Amos Ogden, (for apprehending and securing Aaron 
Doan,) for the sum of three hundred pounds specie, according to 
proclamation of Council dated the thirteenth day of September, 
1783. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of John 
Duncan, of New Jersey, for provisions furnished to the Pennsylva- 
Saltworks in 1777, was read and approved. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, August 17th, 1784, 

peesent : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President, 

James Irvine, Stephen Balliott, > ,-, 

John McDowell, Samuel John Atlee. 5 ^^ mres ' 

The petitions of Thomas MeCulloms, Robert Hannah, and An- 
drew Jack, convicted of larceny in Cumberland county, was read 
and rejected. 

The petitions of Michael Ryan, were read and rejected. 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the following accounts 
were read and approved, vizt ; 

Of Bernard Dougherty, Esquire, for rations issued to the Bed- 
ford county Rangers, and to the troops marched to Fort Pitt in 
1783. 

Of ditto for rations furnished to militia of s'd county. 

Of David George, for his pay as a soldier in the late Continental 
army; and 

Of William Finley, Esquire. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the latter far 
the sum of fifteen pounds fifteen shillings specie, in full for his at- 
tendance in the Council of Censors 'till this day, inclusively, to be 
paid according to resolution of Assembly dated 22nd of November, 
1783. 



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A return of Justices of the Peace for West Pennsboro' district, 
in Cumberland county, was read and rejected ; four persons instead 
of two being returned. 

Upon the petition of a number of freeholders and inhabitants of 
the township of Lebanon, John Thome, Esquire, was appointed 
and commissioned to be a Justice of the Court of Common Pleas 
in and for the county of Lancaster. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, August 18th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
The Hon'ble James Irvine, Bernard Dougherty, & 






John McDowell, Samuel John Atlee, y Esquires. 
Stephen Balliott, 

Christopher Trueby, John Moore, and Matthew Jack, Esquires, 
were appointed and commissioned to be Justices of the Peace in 
and for the county of Westmoreland, upon a return made according 
to law, for the district of Hanna's Town and Hempfield township. 
And the said Christopher Trueby, John Moore, and Matthew Jack, 
were also appointed and commissioned to be Justices of the county 
Court of Common Pleas in and for the said county of Westmore- 
land. 

James McCune and David McClure, Esquires, were appointed and 
commissioned to be Justices of the Peace in and for the county of 
Cumberland, upon returns made according to law, for the districts 
of Hopewell and Tyrone townships. 

A letter from General Hand dated the thirteenth instant, was 
received and read, together with its inclosures ; upon which it was 

Ordered, That the same be transmitted to the General Assem- 
bly. 



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The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, August 19th, 1784. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, Samuel John Atlee, and > ™ 

John McDowell, Stephen Balliott, \ Squires. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Bernard Dough- 
erty, Esquire, for the sura of ninety-seven pounds six shillings and 
three pence specie, in full of his accounts for rations furnished to 
the Bedford county Rangers, to the troops stationed at Fort Pitt, 
in 1782, and to Captain Heney's company of militia in the county 
of Bedford. 

Resolved, That it is the sense of Council that Mr. William Craw- 
ford, formerly of the fifth Pennsylvania regiment, was intitled to 
a Captain's commission prior to the first day of January, 1778 ; 
Mr. Thomas Janny, formerly of the same regiment, to a first Lieu- 
tenant's commission the twelfth day of October, 1776, and Mr. 
Andrew Dover, also formerly of the same regiment, to the same 
rank, on the fourth day of March, 1777, and that commissions 
should issue from the war office accordingly. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of Nathan 
Levering, for provisions furnished to the militia in 1776, was read 
and approved. 

William Henry, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to be 
a Justice of the Peace in and for the county of Lancaster, upon a 
return made according to law, for the district of the borough of 
Lancaster; and the said William Henry, Esquire, was also appoint- 
ed and commissioned to be a Justice of county Court of Common 
Pleas, and President of the said Court, and of the Court of General 
Quarter Sessions of the Peace in and for the said county of Lan- 
caster. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, August 20th ; 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, Samuel John Atlee, & > v - 

John M'Dowell, Stephen Balliott, $ squires. 

Upon the petition of Thomas Wall, convicted of an assault and 
battery in the city. of Philadelphia, it was 



182 MINUTES OF THE 

Ordered, That the fine adjudged to be paid to the use of the 
State by the said Thomas Wall, be remitted. 

A letter from the Honorable Robert Morris, dated the nineteenth 
instant, respecting payment of expences of raising troops, pursu- 
ant to resolution of Congress of the third day of June last, 
was read ; and on consideration, 

Ordered, That Harmar be directed to apply to the Secretary of 
the War office. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, August 21st, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Stephen Balliott, and ") 

John McDowell, John Boyd, V Esq'rs. 

Samuel J. Atlee, J 

A letter from Richard McCallister, Esquire, resigning his offices 
of President of the county Court of Common Pleas, and of the 
General Quarter Sessions of the Peace in and for the county of 
York, was read, and his resignation accepted. 

The Council proceeded to the appointment of a President of the 
County Court of Common Pleas, and of the Court of General Quar- 
ter Sessions of the Peace for the county of York, in the room of 
Richard McCallister, Esquire, when Henry Slagle, Esquire, was 
duly chosen, and he was commissioned accordingly. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of William Ma- 
clay, Esq'r, for seventy-three pounds specie, to be applied for de- 
fraying the expenses and necessary disbursements of the Commis- 
sioners to examine the navigation of the river Susquehanna, in the 
prosecution of the objects of their appointments, according to reso- 
lution of Assembly of the twenty-first instant. 



SUPEEME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 183 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, August 23rd, 1784. 
present : 
His Bxcelleney JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, Samuel John Atlee, and ) ™ 

John McDowell, John Boyd, ] ^squires. 

The followiDg Message to the General Assembly was agreed to, 
and presented by the Secretary : 

/ 

A message from the President and the Supreme Executive 
Council to the General Assembly. 

Gentlemen; — We inclose several papers relating to the disturb- 
ances in Northumberland county, and we think it our duty to de- 
sire a free conference with your Honorable House upon that sub- 
ject, as soon as may suit your convenience. 

JOHN DICKINSON. 

Council Chamber, Philadelphia, August 24»th, 1784. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Captain Jo- 
seph Stiles, Commissary of Military Stores, for twenty pounds fif- 
teen shillings, for ammunition purchased by him for public use, 
and transporting the same to Easton. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, August 24th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President, 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, Bernard Dougherty, and 

John McDowell, John Boyd. 

The Honorable the Chief Justice attended in Council, and a 
conference was had on the subject of the late disturbances at Wyo- 
ming. 

Upon the petition of Andrew Carson ; it was, 
Ordered, That the Attorney General be directed to stay execu- 
tion against him for the debt due to the State on account of the 
security given by him for Lawrence Birney, for the space of six 
months from the date hereof; if it can be done without prejudice 
to the State. 



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The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, August 25th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honourable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Bernard Dougherty, and ? ™ 

John McDowell, John Boyd, ' ^.squires. 

Upon reconsidering the petition of Philip Weiss, convicted of 
assisting Charles Julian de Longchamps, to make his escape ; it 
was, 

Ordered, That the remaining part of his imprisonment be re- 
mitted. 

The following orders were drawn on the Treasurer, vizt : 

In favor of the Honorable James Moore, Esquire, for forty-three 
pounds fifteen shillings specie. 

In favor of the Honorable William Irvine, Esquire, for the sum 
of forty-four pounds ten shillings specie. 

And in favor of trie Honorable Samuel Davidson, Esquire, for" 
the sum of thirty-two pounds twelve shillings and six pence specie, 
for their attendance, respectively, as members of the Council of 
Censors 'till the twenty-fifth instant, inclusively, to be paid accord- 
ing to resolution of Assembly of the twenty-second day of No- 
vember, 1783. 

Mr. Hannums and Mr. Clymer, a committee from the General 
Assembly, attended, and informed Council that the House agreed 
to the conference proposed by Council. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, August 26th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Bernard Dougherty, and ? ™ 

John McDowell, John Boyd, \ Es ^ mres - 

The petition of John Lesher, convicted of an assault and bat- 
tery in the county of Berks, was read and iejected. 

A conference was held with the General Assembly on the sub- 
ject of the late disturbances in the county of Northumberland. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 185 

A letter from Lieutenant Colonel Josiah Ilarraer, of the twenty- 
fifth instant, was read, containing the names of such of bis officers 
as had shown to him certificates of their having taken the oath of 
allegiance to the State. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, August 27th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
. James Irvine, Bernard Dougherty, 



] 



Samuel John Atlee, Stephen Balliot, and J- Esquires. 

John Boyd, John McDowell, 

Frederick Limback, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned 
to be a Justice of the Peace in and for the county of Northampton, 
upon a return made agreeably to law for the district of Upper Mil- 
ford township. 

The following message to the G-eneral Assembly was read, ap- 
proved, and presented by the Secretary : 

A message from the President and the Supreme Executive Council 
to the General Assembly. 

Gentlemen : — As the measures lately adopted by your Honora- 
ble House, with regard to Indian affairs, will probably enable us to 
proceed in executing the act for the benefit of the officers and sol- 
diers of the Pennsylvania line, passed the twelfth day of March, 
1783, we think it necessary to observe, that the good intentions 
manifested by the Legislature in that act, will, m our opinion, ho 
in a great degree defeated, unless it is revised and amended. 

To afford the persons concerned the advantages designed for them, 
the mode of making their applications should be rendered plain and 
easy, and the business of surveying so regulated that eren the weak 
and uninformed may be guarded as much as possible against dis- 
tresses and injuries. 

We inclose several papers received from the late General Officers 
of the Pennsylvania line. 

JOHN DICKINSON. 

Council Chamber, Philadelphia, August 27th^ 1784» 



186 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, August 28th, 1784, Saturday. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James ftvine, Samuel John Atlee, J 

John M'Dowell, Bernard Dougherty, and v Esq'rs. 
Stephen Balliott, John Boyd, ) 

Ordered, That Captain Joseph Stiles, Commissary of Military 
Stores, be directed to deliver to the Honorable Samuel John Atlee, 
Esquire, William Maclay and Francis Johnston, Esquires, Com- 
missioners for holding a treaty with the Indians, or their order, 
five hundred weight of gun powder, three horsemens' tents and 
one soldier's tent, for which they, the said Commissioners are to 
be accountable. 

Council having considered the resolution of the General Assem- 
bly of the twenty-fifth instant, it was 

Ordered, That the Commissioners be requested to procure imme- 
diately the undermentioned articles, but if the sum of three thou- 
sand three hundred and seventy-five pounds will not be sufficient to 
purchase the whole, that then they be desired to reduce the quan- 
tity or number of such of the articles as they shall think fit. 
20? casks of gun powder. 

1 tonn of barr lead. 

2 groce of thimbles. 
2 do., jews harps. 

50 dozen white ruffled shirts. 

5 do. laced hats. 
50 do. knives. 
10 do. hatchets. 
10 do. pipe tomahawks. 
12 do. looking glasses. 

2 M awl blades. 

5 M needles. 

1 C Vermillion. 
50 rifles. 

60 M wampum — 30 white, 30 black. 
12 dozen silver arm bands. 
12 do. wrist bands. 
20 dozen pipes, Moravian. 
20 do. callicoe shirts. 

1 hogshead of tobacco. 

500 lb. of brass kettles in nests, compleat. 
100 lb. of small white beads. 

2 groce of morrice bells. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 187 

5 dozen of pieces of yellow, green and purple ribbon. 

5 pieces of embossed flannel 
60 dozen broaches. 

2 do. gorgets. 
12 do. nosebobs. 
12 do. hair pipes. 
12 do. rings. 

6 pieces scarlet broad cloth. 
100 lb. of brass wire. 

20 dozen silk handkerchiefs. 
,2 do. pieces of callicoe. 

4 dozen of saddles and bridles. 
1,000 flints, or 1 keg. 

1 groce sheers. 

1 do. scissars. 

1 do. horn combs. 

1 do. ivory do. 
50 lb. of thread sorted. 
12 groce scarlet and star gartering. 
12 do. green and yellow bedlace. 

3 hogsheads of rum. | 
30 p's best London stroud. 

30 do. French match coats. 

10 do. blankets. 

20 do. half thicks/purple and white nap. 

Ordered, That a warrant be issued to the Treasurer for the sum 
of three thousand three hundred and seveoty-five pounds specie, in 
favor of the Commissioners appointed to negotiate a purchase from 
the Indians claiming the unpurchased territory within the limits 
of this State, to be applied to the purchase of the articles above 
enumerated, in pursuance of the resolutions of the General Assem- 
bly of the twenty-fifth inst. 

Ordered, That a warrant issue to the Treasurer in favor of the 
said Commissioners for the sum of four hundred pounds, in part of 
the sum of one thousand pounds towards defraying the expences of 
the said Commissioners in pursuance of the resolutions aforesaid. 

Ordered, That the said Commissioners be authorized to employ 
Messengers, Interpreters and such other persons as they may find 
necessary in the execution of their commission, and to agree with 
and pay such persons^ rendering an account to this Board. 



188 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. , 

Philadelphia, Monday, August 30th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Bernard Dougherty, 

John M'Dowell, Samuel John Atlee. 

Stephen Balliott, 

I Mr. Hill, Mr Long and Mr. Magoffin, a committee from 'the 
General Assembly, attended in Council, and a conference was had 
on the subject of putting into possessions the Connecticut settlers 
drove from Wioming in May last. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of John Logan, 
for three pounds fifteen shillings, for defraying his expenees as an 
express from Wioming to Philadelphia and returning. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable 
Samuel John Atlee, for twenty-seven pounds ten shillings, in full 
for his attendance as Councillor 'till this day inclusively, and his 
mileage. 

A letter from Lieutenant Colonel Armstrong, dated the twenty- 
fourth day of August, 1784, with the inclosures, was put into the 
hands of the Committee before mentioned, on the Wyoming busi- 
ness. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, August 31st, 1784 I 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President, 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Samuel John Atlee, and ~) 

John McDowell, Stephen Balliott. V Esquires. 

Bernard Dougherty, J 

The following orders were drawn on the Treasurer, vizt : 
In favor of the Honorable John Boyd, Esquire, for sixty-six 
pounds ten shillings specie, for his attendance in Council 'till this 
day inclusively. 

In favor of the Honorable John M'Dowell, Esquire, for twenty- 
seven pounds twelve shillings and six pence, in full for his 
attendance in Council 'till this day inclusively and his mileage. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 189 

The Comptroller General's reports in favor of the following offi- 
cers and soldiers, were read and approved, and an order drawn for 
the interest due to each on the tenth day of April, 1782, as com- 
puted by him, to be paid out of the monies arising from the excise 
appropriated for the discharge of interest due upon depreciation 
certificates, vizt : 

Principal. Interest. 
Thomas Bull, late Lieutenant Colo. 

of Flying Camp, 130 7 16 

James Reed, Sergeant of the first regi- 
ment, 71 11 4 5 2 
William Collins, private of sixth do. 8 6 8 9 11 
John Crawford, Adjutant of eighth do , 400 7 If 24 5 
Thomas Murray, Lieutenant Colo, of 

Flying Camp, 172 10 10 6 11 

Ralph Wear, late Corporal of third 

regiment, 19 5 13 

David Reed, late Gunner of Art'y, 73 16 5 4 8 6 

Estate of John Devolt, late private of 

fourth regiment, 33 15 2 2 5 

William Nicholson, priv. of seventh 

do., 59 5 4 3 11 

George Doltors, Serjeant of second 

do., 76 2 5 4 11 3 

Samuel Morrison, Lieutenant of sixth 

do., 192 16 2 11 12 3 

Thomas Boyd, Corporal of Flying 

Camp, 7 4 10 8 7 

John Grier, late Lieutenant of seventh 

regiment, 63 10 10 3 16 2 

Edward Coyle, late Corporal of elev- 
enth do., 60 12 4 3 12 8 
John Hurley, late Serjeant of second 

do., 71 17 10 4 6 2 

Estate of Joshua Worsham, late pri- 
vate of second reg't, dec'd, Jacob 

' Weidman, Administrator, 70 2 5 4 4 1 

Thomas Huggins, late Matross Artil- 
lery, 52 8 6 3 2 9 
James Lone, Serjeant Cadwallader's 

regiment, 21 15 2 

James Whitehead, Lieutenant of se- 
cond regiment, 15 16 8 18 11 
John Foesbrook, private of eighth do., 38 17 5 2 6 7 
James Jackson, do. of ninth do., 59 3 1 3 10 11 
Estate of James Smith, late private of 
second regiment — Jacob Weidman, 
Administrator, 87 16 5 5 5 3 



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Principal. Interest. 

Estate of John Flangan, late private of 

fifth reg't, dec'd, 52 13 1 3 3 

Estate of John Cainlate, private of do. 
do. dec'd, 

John Williams, Fife Major of first do., 

Dudley Maye, private of tenth do., 

John Miller, private of seventh do., 

John Mease, Corporal of fourth do., 

John Carter, Ensign of Flying Camp, 

William Collins, private of ninth regi- 
ment, 73 18 1 4 8 7 

Widow of James McFarlaine, late pri- 
vate of fourth reg't, 35 2 2 2 

John Williams, private of sixth regi- 
ment, 

Samuel Achmutyj priv. of third do., 

Henry Heagey, do., of first do., 

William Servington, Matross- Artillery 
Artificers, 

Aaron Steer, private of third regiment, 

James Wilson, Matross Artillery Arti- 
ficers, 42 5 1 2 10 8 

Estate of Conrad Grossen Geisa, Musi- 
cian of Artillery, dec'd — Thomas 
Forrest, Administrator, 102 5 6 2 4 

Andrew Kime, private of fifth regi- 
ment, 80 16 5 4 16 11 

Estate of James Wier, Serjeant of elev- 
enth regiment, dec'd, 

Barna Colgan, private of sixth do., 

Jacob Riffe, private of second do., 

Erkurius Beatty, Lieutenant, 

Daniel Broadhead, Captain of third do., 

James Maxwell, Serjeant of seventh 
do., 

Samuel J. Afclee, Colonel, 

William Mably, Administrator of John 
Reynolds, private of fifth regiment, 
deceased, 54 1 5 3 4 9 

David Brodrick, Fife Major of Artil- 
lery, 78 14 4 4 14 4 

James Craig, private of fifth regiment, 60 18 3 3 13 

Jacob Weidman, Administrator of the 
estate of Neal McAfee, private of 
second regiment, 88 11 7 5 6 2 

Adam Moyer, private of sixth regiment, 40 11 2 8 



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SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 191 

Principal. Interest. 

John Collins, private of fifth do., 

John Carney, private of ninth do , 

Benjamin Davis, Lieutenant of Plying 
Camp, 

Michael Headier, private of tenth reg't, 

James Robinson, do. of second do., 

Jacob Wirtz, do. of fifth do., 

Thomas Johnston, Serjeant of eleventh 
do., 125 5 3 7 10 3 

John O'Neal, Serjeant of fourth regi- 
ment, 83 5 8 4 19 10 

Jacob Weidman, Administrator of James 
Pegnani, Captain of second reg't de- 
ceased, 97 5 4 5 16 7 

Arch'd McClean, Adm'r of Dan'l Me- 
Vey, priv. second reg't, dec'd, 

Matthias Derr, private of third do., 

George Runyon, priv. of tenth do., 

James Hamilton, Major of second do., 

Thomas Baxton, private of fifth do., 

Robert Ross, priv. of do. do., 

Gilbert McCrea, Dragoon MoyWs 

Cavalry, 75 18 1 4 11 

Christian Mentges, private German 

regiment, 59 1 7 3 10 9 

Wm. Redstone, Adm'r of Jas. Hamil- 
ton, late priv. of seventh do., 

William Ewing, priv. of Flying Camp, 

Peter Cline, Adm'r of Char's Charl- 
ton, late priv. of second do., dec'd, 

John Cornish, Adm'r of Andrew Har- 
riet, Mat's Art'y, deceased, 

William Ferguson, Matross Artillery, 

Susanna Flaharty, Administratrix of 
Mark Miller, late private of German 
regiment, deceased, 59 1 7 3 10 9 

Samuel McFarran, Lieutenant of Fly- 
ing Camp, 228 12 13 14 3 

John Bany, Dragoon Cavalry, 108 5 5| 6 9 10 

David Riche, private of the second regi- 
ment, 73 17 5 4 8 7 

The Comptroller General's reports in favor of the following of- 
ficers and soldiers, were read and approved, and an order drawn for 
the interest due to each on the tenth day of April, 1783, as com- 
puted by him, to be paid out of the monies arising from the Ex- 



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192 MINUTES OF THE 

cise appropriated for the discharge of interest upon depreciation 

certificates, vizt : 

Principal. Interest. 

John Erwin, late Lieutenant of Flying 
Camp, 

Ditto, 

Thomas Bull, late Lieut't Colonel of 
do., 

Jacob Shrawder, Matross Artillery Ar- 
tificers, 

James Reed, Serjeant of first regiment, 

William Collins, private of sixth do., 

Jacob Ernfighter, Captain Artillery 
Art's, 

Andrew McClean, Quarter Master Ser- 
geant of third do , 

John Crawford, Adjutant of eighth do., 

Ferdinand Swartz, private of second do., 

Thomas Murray, Lieutenant Col. of 
Flying Camp, 

Estate of James McCullock, late Lieu- 
tenant of 5th do., dec'd, 
Ditto, 

John Hcmmelbright, priv. of fifth do., 

Ralph Wear, late Corporal of third do., 

Christian Miller, Matross of Artillery, 

David Reed, late Gunner of Art'y, 

Samuel Carson, private of fifth, 

John Shiuings, private of third regi- 
ment, 58 17 7 3 10 G 

Estate of J ohn Devolt, private of fourth 

do., 33 15 2 2 5 

William Nicholson, private of seventh 

do., 59 5 4 3 11 

George Dolton, Serjeant of second do., 76 2 5 4 113 

Samuel Morrison, Lieutenant of sixth 
do., 192 16 2 11 12 3 

Thomas Boyd, Corporal of Flying 

Camp, 7 4 10 8 7 

John Crier, late Lieutenant of seventh 

reg't, 63 10 10 3 16 2 

Jos. Jacobs, Drummer of sixth do., 43 2 2 11 7 

Da'l Jas. Fallon, S. S. Gen. Hospital, 150 9 

John Abbot, private of second reg't, 54 18 3 3 5 9 

Hugh Huston, Matross Artillery Ar- 
tificers, • ; 27 19 10 1 13 6 

Charles Conner, private of seventh re- 
giment, 17 19 11 117 



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193 



Edward Bryan, Matross Artillery, 
Thomas Webb, Corporal of second re- 
giment, 
James Parr, Major of seventh regi- 
ment, 
Josiah Harman, Esquire, Lieut't Colo- 
nel, 
Edward Coyle, late Corporal of ele- 
venth do., 
John Hurley, late Sergeant of Second 

do., 
Estate of Joshua Worsham, late pri- 
vate of second reg't, dec'd, Jacob 
Weidman, Administrator, 
Thomas Huggins, late Matross of Ar- 
tillery, 
John Harris, Bombardier, first Art'y, 
Jacob Mummey, Lieutenant of Flying 

Camp, 
Christian Young, Corporal of fifth 

reg't, 
Morris Kasey, private of Hazen's reg't, 
Josiah L. Finley, Captain of eighth 

do., 
John Finley, Captain of eighth do., 
James Lone, Sergeant Cadwallader's 

reg't, 
James Whitehead, Lieutenant of se- 
cond do., 
John Foesbrook, private of eighth do., 
James Jackson, private of ninth do., 
Estate of James Smith, late private of 
second reg't, Jacob Weidman, Ad- 
ministrator, 
Estate of John Flaughan, late private 

of fifth, decea'd, 
Estate of John Cain, private do., 
John Williams, Fife Major of first 

reg't, 
Abram Gordon, Fifer of third, 
Dudley Maye, private of tenth reg't, 
John Miller, private of seventh do., 
John Irwin, private of fifth, 
David Ewing, late private of Hazen's 
reg't, deceased, Jos. Rush, Esquire, 
Administrator, 

VOL. XIV. — 13. 



Principal. 

28 5 3 


Interest. 
1 13 10 


85 8 7 


5 2 5 


30 10 9 


1 16 7 


!67 3 9 


22 6 


60 12 4 


3 12 8 


71 17 10 


4 6 2 



70 2 5 4 4 1 



52 8 

78 3 


6 
9 


3 2 9 

4 13 9 


345 13 


8 


20 14 9 


64 10 
56 13 


4 
3 


3 17 4 
3 7 11 


516 10 
527 18 


1 




30 19 9 

31 13 4 


21 





15 2 


15 16 

38 17 
59 3 


8 
5 
1 


18 11 

2 6 7 

3 10 11 


87 16 


5 


5 5 3 


52 13 
52 13 


1 
1 


3 3 
3 3 


90 17 
465 5 

57 3 

58 14 
92 5 


6 
11 
1 
1 
4 


5 9 

2 15 6 

3 8 6 
3 10 4 
5 10 7 


91 16 


7 


5 10 1 



194 MINUTES OF THE 

Principal. Interest. 

John Mease, Corporal of fourth regi- 
ment, 

John Carter, Ensign of Flying Camp, 

James Stephenson, Serjeant militia, 

William Collins, private of ninth reg't, 

The widow of James McFarlane, pri- 
vate of fourth regiment, 

John Eddie, Captain of seventh do., 

John Williams, private of sixth do., 

Samuel Achmuty, private of third do., 

Henry Heagey, do. of first do., 

William Servington, Matross ArtiHery 
Artificers, 

D. McOowell, 1st Surgeon hospital, 

Aaron Steer, private of third reg't, 

James Chambers, Esquire, Colonel, 

Conrad Franks, private of second do.., 

James Wilson, Matross Artil'y Art's, 

The estate of Conrad Grossen Geise, 
Musician of Art'y, deceased, Tho- 
mas Forrest, Administrator, 

Andrew Kime, private of fifth, 

Estate of James Wier, late Serjeant of 
eleventh reg't, dece'd, 

Barna. Colgan, private of sixth do., 

Jacob Riffe, private of second do., 

Daniel Broadhead, Captain of third 
do., 

Benjamin Stagg, private of fifth do., 

James Maxwell, Serjeant of seventh 
do., 

Samuel John Atlee, Colonel, 

William Mably, Administrator of John 

' Reynolds, private of fifth reg't, de- 
ceased, 54 1 5 3 4 9 

David Brodrick, Fife Major of Artil- 
lery, 78 14 4 4 14 4 

James Borass, private of sixth 
inent, 

James Craig, private of fifth do., 

Jacob Wcidman, Administrator of the 
estate of Neal McAfee, private of 
second regiment, 88 11 7 5 6 2 

Andrew Patterson, Gunner of Artil- 
lery Art'fs, 

John Daily, Matross Art'y Artificers, 

Adam Moyer, private of sixth reg't, 



55 15 
71 
23 
73 18 


9 


1 


3 
4 

1 
4 


6 11 
5 2 

7 7 

8 7 


35 

212 

89 18 
59 3 
59 3 


2 

6 
1 

1 


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12 
5 
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8 


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7 9 
10 11 
10 11 


49 16 

508 19 
59 3 
54 16 

41 11 

42 5 


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1 


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3 
3 
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10 7 
10 11 
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9 9 
10 8 


102 
80 16 


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5 


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4 16 11 


102 1 

57 5 
59 1 


3 

7 

7 


6 
3 
3 


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8 7 
10 9 


107 12 
59 3 


8 
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58 4 9 


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52 13 6 


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SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 



195 



John Collins, private of fifth do., 
John Carney, private of ninth do., 
Benjamin Davis, Lieutenant of Fly- 
ing Camp, 
Michael Sheadler, private of fourth 

reg't, 
James Robinson, private of second do., 
Jacob Wirtz, private of fifth reg't, 
Thomas Johnston, Serjeant of the 11th 

reg't, 
John McCullam, Lieut, of seventh do., 
John O'Neal, Serjeant of fourth do., 
Jacob Weidman, Administrator of 

James Pegnam, Corporal of second 

regiment, deceased, 
Archibald McClean, Administrator of 

Daniel McVey, private of second 

reg 7 t, deceased, 
Philip Shrawder, Captain of German 

reg't, 
Matthias Derr, private of third, do., 
George Rungan, priv. of tenth do., 
Walter Stewart, General, 
James Hamilton, Major of second 

reg't, 
Thomas Baxter, private of fifth do , 
Robert Ross, private of fifth reg't, 
Daniel Salladay, private of fifth reg't, 
Gilbert McCrea, Dragoon Moylan's 

Cavalry, 
Christian Mentges, private of German 

reg't, 
William Redstone, administrator of 

James Hamilton, late private of sev- 
enth reg't, deceased, 
William Ewing, priv. of Flying Camp, 
Peter Cline, administrator of Charles 

Charlton, late private of second reg't, 

deceased, 
John Coraishj administrator of Andrew 

Harriet, Matross of Art'y, deceased, 
James Wining, private of second do., 
William Ferguson, Matross Artillery, 
Susannah Flaharty, administratrix of 
Mark Miller, priv., of German regi- 
ment, deceased, 



Principal. Interest. 

92 5 4 5 10 7 

54 5 7 3 5 

343 18 1 20 12 7 



70 15 
88 11 
88 2 



7 
2 


4 4 10 

5 6 3 
5 5 8 


125 5 

296 12 

83 5 


3 

3 

8 


7 10 3 

17 15 10 

4 19 10 



97 5 4 



54 4 11 



5 16 



3 5 



345 3 9 20 14 2 

54 19 9 3 5 11 

54 1 5 3 4 9 

644 15 8 38 13 8 

226 10 5i 13 11 9 

59 3 1 3 10 11 

54 1 5 3 4 9 

55 9 2 3 6 6 



75 18 1 


4 11 





59 1 7 


3 10 





64 3 11 

8 8 4 


3 16 
10 


11 




98 18 


5 18 


7 


52 17 1 

84 16 7 
79 19 11 


3 3 
5 1 

4 16 


4 

8 




59 1 7 



10 9 



196 MINUTES OF THE 

Principal. Interest. 
Samuel McFarren, Lieutenant Flying 

Camp, 
John Hurry, Dragoon Cavalry, 
Adam Hill, private of fifth do., 
David Riche, private second reg't, 
Nicholas Bittinger, of Flying Camp, 



228 12 





13 14 


3 


108 5 


51 


6 9 


10 


58 1 


2 


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7 


73 17 


5 


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147 3 





8 16 


6 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, September 1st, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Samuel John Atlee, ") 

John McDowell, Bernard Dougherty, and > Esq'rs. 
Stephen Balliott, John Boyd, ) 

The Council resumed the consideration of the return of an elec- 
tion for Justices for the district of Easton and Forks townships, in 
the county of Northampton; and thereupon it was 

Ordered, That the same be declared void and set aside, and that 
a precept issue according to law, for holding a new election. 

Upon consideration of the complaint against the late election of 
Justices of the Peace for the district of Bart and Colerain town- 
ships, in the county of Lancaster, it was 

Ordered, That directions be given to Henry Slaymaker, William 
Boyd and Samuel Jones, Esquires, Justices of the Peace for the 
said county, or any two of them, to call before them Paul Ralston, 
JoIid Baird and John Anderson, and receive their testimony con- 
cerning the said election; and that they transmit the said testi- 
mony, under their hands and seals, to this Council as soon as 
may be. 

The following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, vizt : 

In favor of the Honorable David Espy, Esquire, for twenty-six 
pounds five shillings, in full for his attendance in the Council of 
Censors 'till the thirtieth of August, 1784, inclusively, to be paid 
according to resolution of Assembly of the twenty-second day of 
November, 1783. 

In favor of Frederick Sneider, for the sum of forty-six pounds 
specie, in full for ninety-two days attendance as Doorkeeper to the 
Council of Censors, ending the thirty-first day of August, 1784, 
to be paid out of the last mentioned fund. 

In favor of Frederick Sneider, for fifteen pounds twelve shillings, 
in full for his wages as Doorkeeper to this Board for the month of 
August, 1784, and cash paid for newspapers. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 197 

In favor of Mr. Griffith Evans, for twenty-four pounds two shil- 
lings and ten pence, in full for his services as Clerk to the Comp- 
troller General, ending this day. 

In favor of Samuel Kinsey, for the sum of fifteen pounds ten 
shillings, in full for his wages as Messenger to the Council of Cen- 
sors untill the thirty-first day of August, 1784, to be paid accord- 
ing to resolution of Assembly dated 22nd of November, 1783. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of George 
Henry, for provisions furnished for public use in the year 1777, 
in Westmoreland county, was read and approved. 

Upon the petition of James Welsh, convicted of larceny in the 
county of Lancaster ; it was 

Ordered, That the fine due from him to the State, be remitted. 

The minutes of this Board from January the first untill July 
the thirty-first inclusively, were delivered to the Council of Censors, 
agreeably to their request in writing, dated this day. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, September 2nd, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Stephen Balliot, and 



1 

I Esq'rs. 



John McDowell, John Boyd, 

Bernard Dougherty, 

Adam Nees, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to be a 
Justice of the Peace in and for the county of Lancaster, upon a re- 
turn made according to law for the district of Cocolico township. 

Council taking into consideration the memorials of Thomas Brad- 
ford and William and Alexander Powers, 

Resolved, That conformably to the resolution of Congress of the 
third day of November, and the fourth day of May last, certificates 
for final settlements which have been legally and bona fide trans- 
ferred by officers or soldiers to any other persons, ought to be de- 
livered by the agents to the individuals to whom they so belong. 

Ordered, That they be forthwith delivered accordingly, upon ap- 
plication made by such individuals. 

The return of an election of Justices for the district of Milford 
and Ptichland townships, in the county of Bucks, was read ; and 
thereupon, 

Ordered, That Philip Trumbour, one of the Judges at the said 
election, who has neglected or refused to sign said return, be direct- 
ed to attend Council forthwith. 

Jonathan Penrose, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to 
be a Justice of the Peace in and for the county of Philadelphia, 



198 MINUTES OF THE 

upon a return made according to law for the district of the town- 
ship of Moyamensing, Passyunk, and Southwark. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, September 3rd, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, John Boyd, and 



•ty, 



John McDowell, Bernard Dougherty, [■ Esquires. 
Stephen Balliott, 

The petition of Joseph Bottomly, convicted of an assault and bat- 
tery in the city of Philadelphia, was read, and an order taken that 
his fine be remitted. 

Samuel Benezet, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to be 
a Justice of the county Court of Common Pleas, and of the Peace, 
in and for the county of Bucks, upon a return made according to 
law, for the district of Bensalem township. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Hon'ble 
Stephen Balliot, for twenty-seven pounds two shillings and six 
pence specie, in full for his attendance in Council untill the thirty- 
first day of August, 1784, inclusively. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, September the 4th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, John Boyd, and ") 

John McDowell, Bernard Dougherty, [■ Esq'rs. 

Stephen Balliot, J 

On consideration, 
Ordered, That Benjamin Dcpui, Esquire, be appointed and com- 
missioned to be a Justice of the County Court of Common Pleas in 
and for the county of Northampton. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 199 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, September 6th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, John Boyd, and 



John McDowell, Bernard Dougherty, y Esquires. 
Stephen Balliott, J 

Upon application of Lieutenant Colonel Tosiah Harmer, it was 

Ordered, That Captain Joseph Stiles, Commissary of Military 
Stores, be directed to furnish twenty soldiers' tents and four horse- 
men's tents, to be lent to the United States, for the accommodation 
of the troops raised according to resolution of Congress dated the 
3d of June last, to be returned to this State when called for. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of Joseph 
Eager and others, for services as spies on the western frontiers, was 
read and approved, and an order was drawn upon the Treasurer in 
favor of Joseph Eager, Jeremiah Lochry, James McQuiston, John 
Leisure, Alex. Maxwell, and John Cooper, for thirty-one pounds 
ten shillings, in full of the said account. 

Upon a recommendation in favor of John MeMasters, convicted 
of keeping a tipling house in the county of Fayette, it was 

Ordered, That the fine due from him to the State be remitted. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable 
James Potter, Esquire, for fifty-four pounds five shillings specie, 
for his attendance in Council of Censors untill the sixth day of 
September, 1784, inclusively, to be paid according to resolution of 
Assembly of 22d of Nov'r, 1783. 

Upon the petition of John Brown, convicted of horse stealing in 
the county of Chester, it was 

Ordered, That the fine adjudged to be paid to the use of the 
State by the said John Brown, be remitted. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, September 7th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON,. Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, John Boyd, and ") 

John McDowell, Bernard Dougherty, l Esquires. 
Stephen Balliott, ) 

A certificate from the wardens of the port of Philadelphia, that 
Messieurs Arthur Donnaldson and Levi Hollinsworth are intitled 



200 MINUTES OF THE . 

to the third payment of fifteen hundred pounds specie, according to 
the agreement for removing the chevaux-de-frize, was read ; and 
thereupon, 

Resolved, That an order be drawn in their favor for the sum of 
fifteen hundred pounds in specie, towards defraying the expence of 
removing or destroying the chevaux-de-frize in the river Delaware, 
according to resolution of Assembly of the twenty -fourth day of 
September, 1783, for which they are to account. 

A letter from the Governor of the State of Virginia, inclosing 
entries made in the Virginia Land Office, of lands within the 
bounds of Pennsylvania, transmitted to this Board pursuant to their 
request, was read ; and 

Ordered, To be filed. 

William McNair, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to 
be a Justice of the Peace in and for the county of Northampton, 
upon a return made according to law, for the district of Allen and 
Moore townships. 

William Mcllvaine and John Paul, Esquires, were appointed and 
commissioned to be Justices of the Peace in and for the county of 
Bucks, upon returns made according to law, for the district of 
Bristol township, and the district of Middletown and Falls town- 
ship. 

Ordered, That the Secretary write to George Campbell, Esquire, 
desiring him to inform Council of the names of the persons to 
whom letters of administration have been granted on the estates of 
late soldiers of the Pennsylvania line, and the names of the persons 
who become sureties for those to whom such letters have been 
granted. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, September 8th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, Stephen Balliott, ~) 

George Wall, Jun'r, Bernard Dougherty, and I Esquires. 
John McDowell, John Boyd, J 

Bernard Dougherty, Esquire, attended his Excellency the Presi- 
dent, as a member of the Board of Property. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Honora- 
ble Edward Hand, Esquire, for one hundred and sixty-eight 
pounds fourteen shillings specie, in full for wages for attendance in 
the Committee of the States, untill the sixth instant, inclusively, 
and his mileage. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 201 

The Council took into consideration the returns of Justices of 
the Peace for the county of York; and thereupon, the following 
gentlemen were appointed and commissioned to be Justices of the 
Peace in and for the county of York : 

William Scott and Michael Hahn, Esquires, for the district of 
Yorktown. 

Conrad Sherman, Esquire, for the district of Manheim & Codo- 
rus townships. 

Joseph Reed, Esquire, for do. of Chanceford & Windsor town- 



William Gilliland, Esquire, for do. of Tyrone and Manallin 
townships. 

Andrew Thompson, Esquire, for do. of Reading and Huntingdon 
townships. 

Jacob Rudisill, Esquire, for do. of Heidleberg townships. 

William Smith, Esquire, for do. of Shrewsbury & Hopewell 
townships. 

Ordered, That William Scott, Michael Hahn,. and William 
Smith, Esquires, be appointed and commissioned Justices of the 
County Court of Common Pleas in and for the county of York. 

Moses Irwin and Jonathan McClure, Esquires, were appointed 
and commissioned to be Justices of the Peace in and for the county 
of Lancaster, upon returns made according to law, for the district 
of Drummore township, and the district of Upper Pextang town- 
ship. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honora- 
ble James McLene, for eighty-four pounds seventeen shillings and 
six pence specie, in full for his attendance in the Council of Cen- 
sors untill the seventh instant, inclusively, to be paid according to 
resolution of the General Assembly dated the 22nd of November, 
1783. 

A petition from Benjamin Norris. convicted of keeping a tipling 
house in the county of Philadelphia, was read and rejected. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, September 9th, 1784. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire y Vice President, 
James Irvine, John Boyd ~| 

George Wall, Bernard Dougherty, and f -™ 

Joh.MoD.meIl, John Neville* ^Esqmres. 

Stephen Balliot, J 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Benjamin Bran- 
Don, Esquire, for the sum of fifty-one pounds fifteen shillings spe- 



202 MINUTES OF THE 

cie, being the baliance of money agreed to be paid to him towards 
the expence of repairing the bank? of Mud Island, nceording to 
agreement between the Commonwealth and the said Benjamin Bran- 
non, dated the of September, 1783. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of Bernard 
Dougherty, for cash paid by him for driving baggage horses from 
Shippensburgh to Bedford, was read and approved. 

The Council took into consideration the resolutions of the Gene- 
ral Assembly dated the seventh instant, authorizing this Board 
to appoint Commissioners to proceed to Wioming for the pur- 
pose of obtaining the most exact knowledge they can get of the 
nature of the claims of the people settled at or near that place ; and 
thereupon, 

Resolved, That the Honorable John Boyd, Lieutenant Colonels 
John Armstrong and James Read, and John Okely, Esquire, be 
appointed Commissioners for carrying into execution the said reso- 
lutions of Assembly, them or any two of them to act. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, September 10th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, Bernard Dougherty, 

John McDowell, John Boyd, and 

Stephen Balliott, John Neville, 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of Michael 
Huffnagle, Esquire, Prothonotary of the county of Westmoreland, 
for money received by him. for tavern and marriage licences, was 
read aod approved. 

The Council took into consideration the several petitions for the 
offices of Prothonotary in the counties of Montgomery and Frank- 
lin, and thereupon proceeded to the appointment, and the ballots 
being taken, it appeared that Thomas Craig, Esquire, was duly cho- 
sen Prothonotary for the county of Montgomery, and Edward Craw- 
ford, junior, Esquire, was duly chosen Prothonotary of the county 
of Franklin, and they were commissioned accordingly. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Jacob Musge- 
nung, for thirty-one pouuds one shilling and three pence, State 
money, in full for principal and interest due upon his certificate 
for a horse furnished for public service, to be paid according to reso- 
lution of the General Assembly dated the eighth day of April, 
1782. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 203 

The record of the conviction of Thomas Richardson of burglary, 
in the county of Washington, was read and considered ; upon which 
it was 

Ordered, That execution of the sentence of the Court be made 
and done upon him, the said Thomas Richardson, on Saturday the 
second day of October next, between the hours of ten of the clock 
in the forenoon, and two of the clock in the afternoon of the same 
day, at the most proper and public place, within the said day. 

The petition of Ephraim Pennington, complaining of the con- 
duct of William Scott, Esquire, Lieutenant of the county of York, 
was read j and on consideration, 

Ordered, That a copy of the said complaint be forwarded to Mr. 
Scott, and he be desired to send to Council his answer as soon as 
possible. 

W T illiam Mcllvaine, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to 
be a Justice of the county Court of Common Pleas for Bucks 
county. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, September 11th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON", Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Bernard Dougherty, ~\ 

John McDowell, John Boyd, and y Esquires. 

Stephen Balliot, John Neville, J 

The following orders were drawn on the Treasurer in favor of 
the following persons, vizt : 

The Honorable Samuel Smith, for twenty-eight pounds seventeen 
shillings and six pence ; the Honorable Simon Driesbach, for eighty- 
eight pounds seven shillings and six pence; and the Honorable 
William Montgomery, for the sum of seventy-four pounds eight 
shillings specie, being in full for their attendance respectively in 
the Council of Censors untill the ninth instant, inclusively, and 
the mileage of the latter, to be paid according to resolution of the 
General Assembly dated the twenty-second day of November, 
1783. 

John Parker's account for bricklayer's work done in the Secre- 
tary's office by direction of Council, amounting to four pounds three 
shillings and nine pence, was read and approved. 

Upon the petition of John Griffey, convicted of larceny in the 
county of Philadelphia, it was 

Ordered, That his fine be remitted. 



204 MINUTES OF THE 

John Lewis and John Glaypole's accounts for writing done by 
order of Council, the former amounting to thirty-seven pounds ten 
shillings, and the latter to two pounds ten shillings specie, were 
read and approved. 

Upon consideration, 

Ordered, That Thomas Craig, Esquire, be appointed and com- 
missioned to be Clerk of the Court of General Quarter Sessions of 
the Peace, Clerk of the Orphans' Court, and a Justice of the Coun- 
ty Court of Common Pleas, in and for the counly of Montgomery. 

Ordered, That Edward Crawford, junior, Esquire, be appointed 
and commissioned to be Clerk of the Court of General Quarter 
Sessions of the Peace, Clerk of the Orphans' Court, and a Justice 
of the County Court of Common Pleas, in and for the county of 
Franklin. 

Thomas Craig and Edward Crawford, junior, Esquires, appeared 
in Council, and the oaths required by the Constitution of this State, 
to qualify them respectively for the execution of the several offices 
before mentioned, were administered to them in due form ; and 
also the oaths required as aforesaid to qualify them respectively for 
the execution of the several offices of Register of Wills and Re- 
corder of Deeds, in and for the counties of Montgomery and Frank- 
lin. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable 
John Boyd, Esquire, for the sum of one hundred pounds specie, for 
defraying the expences of the Commissioners appointed according 
to resolution of the seventh instant, on the Wioming business, for 
which the Commissioners are to account. 

A pass was granted to James Parr, Michael Kimmell, and John 
Lauman, to go to Guyahoga, in the Indian country, and to return 
again. 

A petition from John Jacobs, and others, containing a complaint 
against Caleb Davis, Esquire, Prothonotary of the county of Ches- 
ter, for receiving other and greater fees than is allowed by law ? 
were read ; and thereupon, 

Ordered, That Monday the twentieth instant be appointed for a 
hearing upon the said complaint, and that the Secretary be di- 
rected to give notice to the parties. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 205 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, September 13th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Bernard Dougherty, 

John Neville, George Wall, junior. 

Stephen Balliot, 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable 
Samuel John Atlee, William Maclay, and Francis Johnston, Es- 
quires, for the sum of six hundred pounds specie, towards defray- 
ing the expences of the said Commissioners for holding a Treaty 
with the Indians, according to resolution of Assembly of the twenty- 
fifth ult. 

The petition of Alexander Characher, praying to be allowed the 
depreciation upon his pay as an Hospital Commissary, was read, and 
the same was dismissed. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, September 14th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, President. 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
The Hon'ble James Irvine, George Wall, jun'r, 



} 



Stephen Balliot, John Neville, J-Esqr's. 

Bernard Dougherty, 

Robert Richey, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to be 
a Justice of the Peace and of the county Court of Common Pleas, 
in and for the county of Fayette, upon a return made according to 
law, for the district of the township of George. 

Doctor Abel Morgan was appointed and commissioned to be Lieu- 
tenant of the county of Montgomery. 



206 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday September 15th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Bernard Dougherty, ) ™ . 

Stephen Balliot, John Neville, $ " 

The following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, agreeably to 
the Comptroller General's reports, vizt : 

In favor of the Honorable John Smiley, Esquire, for ninety-two 
pounds fifteen shillings specie, for attendance in the Council of Cen- 
gors untill the fourteenth instant, inclusively. 

In favor of the Honorable Baltzer Gehr, Esquire, for eighty 
pounds ten shillings, for attendance as aforesaid, untill the ninth in- 
stant, inclusively. 

In favor of the Honorable John Arndt, Esquire, for forty-five 
pounds seventeen shillings and six pence specie, for attendance as 
aforesaid, untill the fifteenth instant, inclusively, and his mileage. 

The three foregoing orders to be paid out of the fund appropri- 
ated by resolution of Assembly dated twenty-second of November, 
1783. 

In favor of the Honorable Samuel J. Atlee, Esquire, for one 
hundred pounds specie, in part of the ballance of his account as 
Colonel of a regiment of Musquetry in 1777, agreeably to the 
Comptroller's report, which was read and approved. 

In favor of Simon Schneider, for three pounds eight shillings 
and nine pence, in full of the ballance of his account as late Sub- 
Lieutenant of the county of Lancaster. 

In favor of his Excellency John Dickinson, Esquire, for eighty- 
four pounds two shillings and six pence, for repairs done to the 
State mansion house, to be paid according to resolution of Assem- 
bly of this day. 

In favor of John Nicholson, Esquire, Comptroller General, for 
five hundred pounds, State money, for paying one-third of depre- 
ciation to the Pennsylvania line, according to resolution of Assem- 
bly dated the thirteenth day of April, 1782. 

In favor of Robert Aitken, for eighteen pounds fifteen shillings 
specie, for printing the public accounts, pressing and folding the 
game. 

In favor of Captain Joseph Stiles, for sixty-eight pounds four- 
teen shillings and six pence specie, in part of his account as Com- 
missary of Military Stores, for which he is to account. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 207 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of Caleb Da- 
vis, Esquire, Prothonotary of the county, for money arising from 
tavern and marriage licences, and the tax arising from writs in 
the said county, was read and approved. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, September 16th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, Bernard Dougherty, and > -p 

Stephen Balliott, John Neville, $ ° 

On consideration, . 
Ordered, That Edward Shippen, Esquire, be appointed and com- 
missioned to be a Judge in the High Court of Errors and Appeals 
of this Commonwealth. 

Upon consideration of the complaint against the late election of 
Justices of the Peace for the district of Milford and Bichland 
townships, in the county of Bucks, it was 

Ordered, That directions be given to Joshua Anderson, Timothy 
Taylor, and Francis Murray, Esquires, Justices of the Peace for 
the said county, or any two of them, to call before them Nicholas 
Samsel, Philip Scheetz, Michael Smith, and Philip Trumbower, and 
receive their testimony concerning the said election; and that they 
transmit the said testimony, under their hands and seals, to this 
Council, as soon as may be. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Mr. John 
Nicholas, for six pounds and ten pence, ballance due to him upon 
his account for transporting ammuition from Easton to Wioming. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, September 17th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President, 

The Honorable Jame* Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Bernard Dougherty, and } ™ 

c,. i -d us . T , vr ... s J ' > Esquires. 

Stephen Balliot, John Neville, 5 

On consideration, 

Ordered, That George Woods, Esquire, be appointed and com- 
missioned to be Lieutenant of the county of Bedford, in the room 
of Colonel George Ashman, resigned. 



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Ordered, That John Piper, Esquire, be appointed and commis- 
sioned to be a Justice of the county Court of Common Pleas in 
and for county of Bedford. 

Ordered, That Samuel Edie, and Thomas Lilly, Esquires, be ap- 
pointed and commissioned to be Justices of the County Court of 
Common Pleas in and for the county of York. And that the said 
Samuel Edie, Esquire, be appointed and commissioned to be a Jus- 
tice of the Peace in and for the county, upon a return made ac- 
cording to law, for the district of Cumberland township. 

Jacob Morry, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to be a 
Justice of the Peace, (upon a return made according to law for the 
district of the township of Upper Saucon,) in and for the county 
of York. 

Upon consideration of the complaint against the late election of 
Justices for the district of Germany and Mountjoy townships, in 
the county of York, it was 

Ordered, That directions be given to Henry Slagle, Jacob Rudi- 
sill, and David Beatty, Esquires, Justices of the Peace for the said 
couuty, to call before them John Weaver, and Samuel Mcllhinny, 
Constables ; George Koons, Inspector, and Peter Little and David 
Horuer, Assistant Judges, at said election ; also Robert Bracken- 
ridge, William Adair, Jacob Sell, Ludowick Little, and James 
Mcllhiuny, and receive their testimony concerning the said elec- 
tion : And that they transmit the said testimony, under their hands 
and seals, to this Board, as soon as may be. 

John Thomson's account, and Comptroller General's report 
thereon, as late Waggon Master of the county of Bucks, was read, 
and it was 

Ordered, That the Comptroller General be desired to take Mr. 
Thompson's affidavit upon said account. 

Patrick Ewing, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to be 
a Justice of the Peace in and for the county of Lancaster, upon a 
return according to law, for the district of Little Britain. 

The petitions of Edward Cunnard, and Daniel Williams, and the 
resolution of the Geneial Assembly of the third day of August, 
1784, in their case, were read, and 

Ordered, To be sent to the Attorney General, to whom the same 
are referred. 

James Chambers, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to 
be a Justice of the County Court of Common Pleas, in and for the 
county of Franklin. 



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The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, September 18th, 1784. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Bernard Dougherty, } v 

Stephen Balliot, John Neville, 5 ^ S( l ulres - 

A deed was examined and signed by His Excellency the Presi- 
dent to John Dualap, for city lots numbered from 1778 to 1792, 
sold for the redemption of the bills of credit of this State dated 
the 29th of April, 1780. Consideration money ,62,815 0. Deed 
dated this day. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable 
Bernard Dougherty, for seven pounds specie, for his attendance as 
Councillor from the 17th untiil the twenty-fourth of January, 1784, 
inclusively. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Honora- 
ble Richard M'Callister, Esquire, for the sum of forty pounds and 
five shillings specie, in full for his attendance in the Council of* 
Censors, until this day, inclusively, to be paid according to reso- 
lution of the General Assembly dated 22nd of November, 1783. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, September 20th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Bernard Dougherty, and > ™ 

Stephen Balliot, John Neville, J * jSqmre8 ' 

The complainants against Caleb Davis, Esquire, Prothonotary of 
the county of Chester, not attending, it was 

Ordered, That Monday the fourth day of October next, be ap- 
pointed for a hearing of the parties touching the complaint against 
the said Prothonotary. 



VOL. XIV. — 14. 



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The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, September 21st, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Yice President. 

James Irvine, Bernard Dougherty, and ) ™ 

Stephen Balliot, John Neville, J esquires. 

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, Esquire, appointed by the 
General Assembly to be Register for the Probate of Wills and 
granting letters of administration, and Recorder of Deeds, in and 
for the county of Montgomery, attended in Council and took the 
several oaths required by the Constitution, to qualify him for the 
execution of the said offices. 

Edward Shippen, Esquire, also attended and took the oaths re- 
quired as aforesaid to qualify him for the execution of his office, 
as one of the Judges of the High Court of Errors and Appeals of 
this Commonwealth. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable 
Bernard Dougherty, Esquire, for the sum of twenty-one pounds 
five shillings and nine pence specie, amount of his account for pro- 
visions spoiled by long keeping in warm weather, sundry rations 
furnished to the militia of Bedford county, and transporting the 
same, and ammunition, &ca. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, September 22nd, 1784. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President, 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, John Neville; also 



! 



Stephen Balliot, John McDowell, ^-Esquires, 

Bernard Dougherty, and 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Honora- 
ble George Bryan, Esquire, for seventy-eight pounds fifteen shil- 
lings specie, for attendance in the Council of Censors until the 
twenty first instant, inclusively. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Honora- 
ble Thomas Hartley, Esquire, for thirty-three pounds five shillings, 



. SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 211 

for attendance in the Council of Censors, untill the twenty-second 
instant, inclusively. 

And one other order on the Treasurer in favor of Samuel Bryan, 
Esquire, for sixty-two pounds specie, for his services as Secretary 
to the Council of Censors until the twenty-first instant, inclusively. 
All which sums are to be paid out of the fund appropriated by reso- 
lution of the General Assembly dated the twenty-second day of 
November, 1783. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Mr. George 
Henry, for ninety-three pounds seventeen shillings and four pence 
specie, in full of his account for victualling the militia of West- 
moreland county in 1777. 

The Comptroller's report upon Michael Halm's account for store 
rent in York county, was read and approved. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, September 23rd, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, Stephen Balliofc, ~) 

George Wall, jun'r, Bernard Dougherty, and J- Esquires. 
John M'Dowell, John Neville, J 

The Comptroller General's report upon the Treasurer upon the 
account of John Swift, for provisions furnished for public use in 
1777, was read and approved. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Robert An- 
drews, Esquire of Virginia, one of the Commissioners for ascer- 
taining the boundary line between the State of Virginia and this 
Commonwealth, for the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds, Vir- 
ginia currency, to be replaced by the State of Virginia, according 
to resolution of Assembly dated this day. 



The Council met. 

Philad'a, Friday, Septem'r 24th, 1784. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, Bernard Dougherty,") 

John M'Dowell, George Wall, and I Esquires. 
Stephen Balliot, John Neville, J 

John Hierbach was appointed and commissioned to be a Justice 
of the County Court of Common Pleas for the county of- York. 



212 MINUTES OF THE 

William Cochren, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to 
be a Justice of the Peace in and for the said county of York, upon 
a return made according to law for the township of Hamilton,. 
Bann district. 

George Ashman and Hugh Davidson, Esquires, were appointed 
and commissioned to be Justices of the County Court of Common 
Pleas in and for the county of Bedford. 

Joshua Anderson, Francis Murray, John Davis, Thomas Djer, 
Timothy Taylor and Samuel Benezet, Esquires, were appointed and 
commissioned to be Justices of the County Court of Common Pleas 
in and for the county of Bucks. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable 
Francis Hopkinson, Esquire, for the sum of fifty pounds specie, in 
part of his salary as Judge of the Court of Admiralty, and in the 
Admiralty Sessions of this State, for which sum he is to be ac- 
countable. 

Council taking into consideration two letters from the Wardens 
of the Port of Philadelphia dated the fourteenth and twenty-first 
instant, 

Resolved, That one hundred pounds specie be allowed to Levi 
Hollinsworth and Arthur Donnaldson, for removing or destroying 
each of the chevaux de frize in the main channel of the river Dela- 
ware; or between the two barrs in the Eastern channel, above the 
number of forty-nine, mentioned in their former agreement, dated 
the first day of May last, and that the hulk also be given up to 
them, they first producing to this Board a certificate from the said 
Wardens that the said chevaux de frize are so destroyed that 
the navigation of both the said channels is rendered safe. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Samuel Bryan, 
Esquire, for one hundred pounds specie, for defraying the contin- 
gent expences of the Council of Censors, according to resolution of 
the General Assembly dated the twenty-second day of November, 
1783, for which he is to account. 

Two orders were drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Hon- 
orable James Potter, Esquire, for twenty-four pounds two shillings, 
and in favor of the Honorable Baltzer Gehr, Esquire, for the sum 
of sixteen pounds fourteen shillings and six pence specie, for the 
attendance respectively in the Council of Censors 'till this day 
inclusively and their mileage, to be paid according to resolution of 
Assembly dated the twenty-second day of November, 1783. 

Thomas Levis, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to be 
a Justice of the Peace and of the County Court of Common Pleas 
in ami for the county of Chester, upon a return made according to 
Jaw, for the district of the townships of Ridley, Springfield, Marple, 
Upper and Nether Providence. 



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The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, September 25th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President, 
James Irvine, Stephen Balliot, 



J.Es( 



John M'Dowell, John Neville, and J» Esquires. 

George Wall, Bernard Dougherty, 

Council, upon considering the resolutions of the General Assem- 
bly of the instant, appropriating the sum of seven hundred 
pounds for repairing the State House, 

Agreed, That Mr. James Pearson be employed to make the said 
repairs. 

The following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer of the 
State in favor of the following members of the Council of Censors, 
for their wages for attendance in the said Council respectively untill 
this day, to be paid according to resolution of the General Assem- 
bly dated the twenty-second day of November, 1783, vizt : 

In favor of the Hon'ble William Finley, for 
Richard McAllister, 
David Espy, 
James Moore, 
Thomas Hartley, 
James Read, 
Arthur St. Clair, 
Stephen Chambers, 
William Montgomery, 
James Edgar, 
John Whitehill, 
James M'Lene, 
Samuel Smith, 
Simon Dreisbach, 
Anthony Wayne, 
Joseph Hart, 
Fred'kA. Muhlenberg, 
4 John M'Dowell, 

John Smiley, 

And in favor of Samuel -Kinsey for twelve pounds ten shillings 
specie, in foil for his wages as Messenger to the said Council untill 
the twenty-fifth day of September, 1784, inclusively, to be paid 
out of the same fund &3 the foregoing orders. 

Another order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Cap- 
tain David Zeigler, for ,the sum of fifteen pounds, in full for his 
services as State Clothier m ike year 1780. 



£49 4 





11 18 


6 


33 10 





30 18 


6 


10 18 


6 


42 17 


6 


53 7 


6 


27 12 


6 


21 8 





56 18 





104 15 





23 17 


6 


15 16 





14 9 


6 


41 





104 10 





73 6 





56 4 





24 12 


6 



214 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, September 27th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Bernard Dougherty, and") 

John McDowell, John Neville, I Esquires. 

George Wall, junior, J 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Henry Taylor, 
Esquire, for the sum of two pounds five shillings specie, for his 
services in paying the Ranging company of Washington county, 
late commanded by Captain Hughes, agreeably to the Comptroller 
General's report. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the said Henry Taylor's 
account for money paid to the said company on account of their 
pay, was read & approved. 

Do. upon the account of William Bennet, for the ballance due 
upon his certificate for provisions, and upon the account of John 
Palmer for provisions furnished to the Westmoreland county mili- 
tia, were also read and approved. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, September 28th, 1784. 
present : 
As yesterday. 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the following accounts, 
wereread and approved: For provisions furnished to the Washing- 
ton county militia by William Campbell, Richard Elson, John 
Smith, William Rankin, Thomas Cherry, John Nichols, Henry 
Enoch, David Shepherd, Thomas Rankin, Stephen Treacle, Demus 
Lindley, James Marshall, junior, and George Atkinson. ^ 

Of James Pollock, for forage, &ca. 

Of Thomas Campbell, Captain of a Ranging company in West- 
moreland county, for pay, bounty, &ca. 

Of David McKee, for provisions for public use to militia of said 
county. 

Of Robert McKee, for services as Captain of militia. 

Of Robert McKee and David McKee, for militia services. 

Of Robert McKee, for the pay of his company of militia. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 215 

Of Samuel McKee, for provisions furnisked to militia of said 
county. 

Of Robert Laughlin, for the same. 

Of William Marshall, (for his pay while a prisoner,) belonging 
to the militia of said county. 

Of John Palmer, for provisions furnished to the Bedford county 
militia. 

Of William Kern, for a horse furnished for tbe public service. 

And an order drawn upon tlae Treasurer in his favor, for thirty- 
three pounds eleven shillings and two pence, State money, to be 
paid according to resolution of Assembly dated the eighth day of 
April, 1782. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of John Greer 
and Robert Stewart, Administrators of the estate of William Ken- 
nedy, deceased. 

John Greer and Josi&h Ferguson, in behalf of themselves and 
others, concerned in apprehending and securing Joseph Doan, junior, 
for the sum of oue hundred pounds specie, being the reward allow- 
ed by proclamation of Council dated the 26th of July, 1783, for 
apprehending and securing Joseph. Doan, Junior. 

A letter from the Wioming Commissioners, dated the 24th in- 
stant, was read. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Lieutenanfe 
Colonel Josiah Harmer, for ninety-seven pounds ten shillings spe- 
cie, as a compensation to him and his officers for the expences in- 
curred in recruiting the troops of this State under his command f 
according to resolution of Asssmbly dated 25th instant. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, September 29th 5 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Swing, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, John Neville, and 1 

Bernard Dougherty, George Wall, junior, vEsq'rs. 

% John McDowell, " J 

A pass was granted to Christian Wyerman, of the county of 
Bucks, to go into the State of Virginia and to return again. 

lames Morris, Esquire, was appointed a Justice of the Peace of 
the county Court of Common Pleas in and for the county of Mont- 
gomery, upon a return made according to law, for the district of 
tbe townships of Norrington, Whitpaine and Worcester. 



216 MINUTES OF THE 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the account of Captain 
Craig Ritchies, for the pay of his company of Washington county 
militia j and upon the account of Frederick Vernon, Major of the 
eighth Pennsylvania regiment, were read and approved, and an 
order drawn in favor of the latter for the sum of five pounds sev- 
enteen shillings and three pence specie, baliance of the said ac- 
count, the same being for recruiting, to be paid out of the monies 
arising from the class tax. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, September 30th ; 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, John Neville, and } -p, 

John McDowell, George Wall, junior, 5 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Honora- 
ble John McDowell, Esquire, for nineteen pounds five shillings 
specie, in full for his attendance as Councillor until! this day, inclu- 
sively. 

The Comptroller's report upon the account of William McCleery, 
Esq'r, Sub-Lieutenant of the county of Washington, was read and 
approved. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, October 1st, 1784. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, John Neville, and > v 

Bernard Dougherty, John McDowell, S ljS( * uirGSe 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Door 
Keeper of this Board, for fifteen pounds two shillings specie, ia 
full for his wages until the thirtieth of last month, inclusively, and 
cash paid for news papers. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Matthew 
Irvine, Esquire, for three hundred and sixty-eight pounds nineteen 
shillings and fouT pence half penny, specie, baliance due upon his- 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 217 

account as late Quarter Master General of the militia of this State, 
to be paid out of the monies arising from militia fines. 

An order was taken that John Ralston, Esquire, be commis- 
sioned a Justice of the Peace in and for the county of Chester, 
upon a return made according to law for the district of the town- 
ships of Coventry Wincent and Pikeland. 



i Esquires. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, 2nd of October, 1734. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, John Neville, and 
John M'Dowell, Bernard Dougherty, 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the accounts of Enoch 
Williams, James Bellow, Thomas John, James Alexander, John 
Coyle, John M'Clellan, John M'Kinley, Richard Stevens. James 
Gallway, John Rankin, William Slone, John Buckley, Daniel 
M'Curdy, Lewis Davis, John Martin and the widow Nesbit, for 
blankets, musquets, shoes and stockings, furnished for public use, 
were read and approved. 

Henry W. Archer, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to 
be Lieutenant of the county of Northampton, in the place of Ro- 
bert Levers, Esq'r. 

The Comptroller General's report upoia the account of Samuel 
Moore, was read and approved. 

John Armstrong, Junior, Esquire, (Secretary of this Council,) 
was appointed and commissioned to be Adjutant General of the 
militia of this State, in the room of James Wilkinson, Esquire, 
who is gone from the State. 

Upon consideration of the evidence bow before this Board, 

Ordered, That a detachment of fifty men, properly officered and 
equipped, be immediately drawn forth from the militia of the 
county of Bucks, and that the like number of men be, in like man- 
ner, immediately drawn forth from the militia of the county of 
Berks, according to the additional supplement to the act of the 
General Assembly intitled ''An Act for the regulation of the militia 
of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania," to be sent to Wioming, 
for quieting the disturbances and supporting the civil authority in 
that district, and letters were accordingly written to the Lieuten- 
ants of the counties of Bucks and Berks. 



218 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 



Philadelphia, Monday, October 4th, 1784. 

PRESENT : 

The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 
The Honorable .Tames Irvine, Stephen BallLOt, and 



John M'Dowell, John Boyd, [-Esquires. 

John Neville, 

Council took into consideration the appointment of a person to 
take the direction of the troops provided by the resolutions of 
Saturday, for quieting the disturbances at Wioming and supporting 
the civil authority in that district, upon which Colonel John Arm- 
strong, Adjutant General of the State, was appointed. 

The following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, vizt : 

In favor of John Weitzell, Esquire, for the sum of sixty pounds 
specie, to be applied in purchasing provisions for the militia to be 
sent to Wioming. 

In favor of Nicholas Kern, for the sum of forty pounds specie, 
for the purpose aforesaid. 

In favor of John Armstrong, Junior, Esquire, for the sum of 
fifty pounds specie, for defraying his expences to Wioming, under 
the resolution of Council of the seeond instant. 

Ordered, That an express be employed to carry the dispatches 
of Council to the Sheriff and Magistracy of the county of North- 
umberland, for raising the posse commitatus of that county, and 
also the letter to John .Weitzell, Esquire. 

James Morris, Esquire, attending in Council, the oaths of quali- 
fication required by tbe Constitution were administered to him in 
due form, as a Justice of the Peace and Judge of the Common 
Pleas for the county of Montgomery. 

On consideration, 

Resolved, That the necessary expences of Colonel John Arm- 
strong for travelling, horse hire, &ca., while employed in the direc- 
tion of the troops to be sent to Wioming, be paid by the State. 

John Jacobs and Caleb Davis attended in Council, and upon a 
hearing of the complaint of said Jacobs and others against the 
said Caleb Davis, for receiving other and greater fees than is 
allowed by law, the same was dismissed. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Mr. John 
Okely, for the sum of twenty pounds specie, in full for his wages 
and expences as a commissioner lately sent to Wiomiog. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 219 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, October 5th, 1784. 
present : 
The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Stephen Balliot, and ~) 

John M'Dowell, John Boyd, I Esquires. 

John Neville, J 

Resolved, That John Armstrong, Junior, Esquire, Adjutant Gen- 
eral of the militia of this Commonwealth, shall take rank as a 
Brigadier General of the same. 

Upon the petition of Charles M'Carter, convicted of an assault 
and battery on the body of Daniel M'Callister, and sentenced to a 
fine of five pounds, to be applied to the use of the State, 
Ordered, That the said fine be remitted. 

On consideration of the following letter from his Excellency the 
President, received this morning, 

Resolved, That the measures adopted by Council on the second 
instant be pursued. 

The Honorable the Vice President and the Supreme Executive 

Council: 

Philadelphia, October the 5th, 1784. 

Gentlemen : — Being still much indisposed and unable to attend 
in Council to-day, I think it my duty, notwithstanding what has 
been already offered, to request that you will be pleased further to 
consider the propriety of calling a body of militia into actual ser- 
vice on the intelligence yet received, and in the manner proposed. 

The objects suitable for the operations of militia do not appear. 
Heinous offences, it is true, have been lately committed, whether 
by many or few is not ascertained, but it cannot be expected that 
the militia should apprehend the criminals. Exertion by the 
Magistracy of the county, with the aid of the posse comitatus, 
would be the proper remedy. 

No advice is come of such an attack upon the Pennsylvania 
claimants as required the late call ; and I believe that one reason 
why Council ordered the fort to be levelled was, that the peace of 
the State might not be disturbed by another siege. 

The present call will unnecessarily expose the lives of our fellow- 
citizens. If the militia is to act for the protection of the inhabi- 
tants in general, and can be collected and brought into the neigh- 
bourhood, it is highly improbable that they can be kept there for 
any length of time. A rotation of service will be exceedingly 
inconvenient and expensive, and I presume no person thinks of 
expelling the settlers in order to prevent that rotation. 



220 MINUTES OF THE 

If the intention is that the militia should assist the Pennsylvania 
claimants in securing the corn planted on the lands from which the 
settlers were expelled last spring, such a procedure will drive those 
settlers into absolute despair. They will have no alternative but 
to fight for the corn, or suffer, perhaps to perish, for want of it in 
the coming winter. 

The commissioners have informed Council that their determina- 
tion on that alternative will most probably be: 

They will regard this step as the commencement of a war against 
them, and perhaps others, whose sentiments are of vastly more im- 
portance, may be of the same opinion. 

I am perfectly convinced at the uncommon merit of Colonel 
Armstrong. But the appointment of an Adjutant General upon 
this occasion, and bestowing that appointment on the Secretary of 
Council, when it is well known that the settlers view him in the 
light of an enemy, are circumstances that may promote unfavorable 
constructions of the conduct of Government. 

The public bodies that have been lately assembled in this city 
have fully testified their disapprobation of hostilities on account of 
the disputes at Wyoming, and upon the whole, there is too much 
reason to be persuaded that the plan now meditated will, if carried 
into execution, produce very unhappy consequences. 

Knowing the uprightness cf your intentions, gentlemen, I feel 
great pain in dissenting from your judgment; and if the incisure 
is pursued, from esteem for you and affection for the Common- 
wealth, I have only to wish, as I heartily do, that I may be proved 
by the event to have been mistaken. With the greatest ano sin- 
cerest regard, I have the honor to be, gentlemen, 

Your most obedient and most humble servant, 

JOHN DICKINSON. 

I beg leave to remind Council of sending a copy of the late act 
for restoring the settlers to such Justices of Northumberland as 
Council may approve, with orders to proceed in its execution. 

A draft of a proclamation was laid before the Council, which 
being read and considered, was adopted as follows : 

By the President and the Supreme Executive Council of the Com- 
monwealth of Pennsylvania : 

A PROCLAMATION. 

Whereas, It hath always been the intention of this State to 
treat with equity, humanity, and generosity, the persons settled at 
or near Wyoming, tho' not claiming under Pennsylvania, and in- 
fluenced by these sentiments, the General Assembly did, immedi- 
ately after the decree of Trenton, adjudging u the jurisdicti on and 
pre-emption of all the territory lying within the charter boundary 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 221 

of Pennsylvania, and claimed by the State of Connecticut, of right 
to belong to the State of Pennsylvania/' upon the 25th day of 
February, 1783, appoint William Montgomery, Moses McClean, 
and Joseph Montgomery, Esquires, then being members of the said 
Assembly, •' Commissioners, to make full enquiry into the respec- 
tive case's of the persons settled as aforesaid, to confer with them, 
and with claimants under Pennsylvania, and to encourage, as much 
as posssible, reasonable and friendly compromises between the 
parties, and where this could not be done, to consider of and report 
such plans of accomodation as might be most advisable for accom- 
plishing an equitable and final adjustment of all differences ;'' re- 
solving, at the same time, "that as soon as might be after report 
made by the Commissioners, an act should be passed for consigning 
to oblivion all tumults and breaches of the peace which had arisen 
out of the controversy; and that an act should be immediately 
passed for staying proceedings at law during the said enquiry 
against any of the said settlers, for dispossessing any of them by 
ejectments or otherwise/' which last mentioned act passed accord- 
ingly : 

And whereas. Upon the report of the said Commissioners, it 
app.-ared, that li notwithstanding the zeal and industry used by 
them, and the offers of the Pennsylvania land-holders to the 
settlers, hopes of a friendly compromise seemed to be banished," 
yet the representatives of the freemen of the Commonwealth having 
ordered a bill to be brought in for repealing the act aforesaid, Ke- 
solved, " that as well to discover their moderation and equitable 
disposition, as in consideration of the sufferings of the settlers from 
the common enemy, a reasonable compensation in lands within the 
boundaries of this State, upon easy terms, should be made to the 
families of those who have fallen fighting against the savages, and 
to such others as actually did reside on the lands at Wyoming when 
the late decree was given at Trenton, upon their giving up pos- 
session to the claimants under Pennsylvania, or confessing judg- 
ment in ejectment :" 

And whereas, Tho' several of the said settlers have availed 
themselves of the said resolution, and have each of them obtained 
" a certificate from the Secretary of the Land Office, under the seal 
of his office, for three hundred acres of land, to be located any- 
where within the purchased and unappropriated parts of the coun- 
ties of Northampton and Northumberland/' and direction from the 
Surveyor General for " surveys to be made accordingly for a final 
confirmation of the said lands, free of purchase money/' yet in 
general fears, jealousies, quarrels, and injuries, on account of the 
aforesaid pretensions, disturbing the peace of the inhabitants, the 
claimants under Pennsylvania did, in the month of May last, vio- 
lently dispossess several of the settlers aforesaid, of the messuages, 
lands and tenements which they then occupied : 



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And whereas, We highly resenting such a violation of the laws, 
did forthwith, by instruction to the honorable the Judges of the 
Supreme Court, then on their circuit, and by other proper means, 
endeavour that the said offenders should be duly punished, and 
tranquility restored and preserved, in pursuance whereof a con- 
siderable number of them, and all that could be found, were ar- 
rested and prosecuted, and the Courts of this Commonwealth were 
open and ready to afford every just compensation to the parties- 
injured, without distinction of persons; nevertheless, the settlers 
aforesaid, not claiming under Pennsylvania, assembled in arms, and 
acted in a riotous and tumultuous manner, and on the 20th day of 
last July, lying in ambush in the township of Shawana, fired upon 
some claimants under Pennsylvania, and grievously wounded Henry 
Brink and William Yangarten, and proceeding in their outrages, 
drove the claimants under Pennsylvania from their habitations into 
the fort, and besieging them therein, reduced to great distress, and 
into imminent danger of their lives: 

And whereas, We being informed of these aggressions, and judg- 
ing it to be our indispensable duty for preventing the effusion of 
blood, and for preserving peace and good order, did call into ser- 
vice a body of militia from the county of Northampton, the said 
settlers in open defiance of the authority of this State, and to pre- 
vent their being interrupted in the vengeance designed by them 
against the besieged, marched from the county of Northumberland, 
in which the said Fort is situate, into the county of Northampton, 
and at Locust Hill, in the same county, on the 2d day of last 
August, attacked a party of the militia then sleeping and resting, 
wounding several, and killing and murdering Jacob Everett, one 
of the party: 

And whereas, The government of this Commonwealth persisting, 
notwithstanding the signal provocations aforesaid, in that treat- 
ment of the settlers, which clemency, benevolence and liberality 
had at first recommended, the General Assembly did, by a law 
made upon the day of last month for that purpose, only 

make provision for the immediate restoration of the settlers dis- 
possessed as aforesaid, in the month of May last, to the messuages, 
lands and tenements, which they at that time occupied ; and upon 
the seventh day of the same month, did resolve that Commissioners 
should be appointed to obtain the most exact knowledge they can 
get of the names of the widows and children of such persons as 
were lately settled at or near Wyoming, and who have fallen fight- 
ing against the savages ; and also of all others as did actually re- 
side on the lands at or near Wyoming when the late decree was 
given at Trenton; and of the widows and children of such of them 
as have since died; of the quantity of land possessed by each of 
the persons before described at the time of his death, or of the 
said decree respectively, and of the improvements on each of the 
said parcels of land ; of the nature of the claim on which the pos- 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 223 

session of each parcel as aforesaid was founded, and of the evi- 
dences in support of such claim, and what parts of such lands are 
claimed under Pennsylvania, and by whom; and to make report of 
their proceedings with all convenient dispatch, so that this State, 
upon the fullest information that could possibly be procured, might 
be enabled to make a proper distinction between those persons 
whose cases are recommended by any considerations of equity or 
humanity, and others in different circumstances ; and thereon to 
take such measures as became the dignity of the Commonwealth : 
and upon the ninth day of the same month we appointed the Hon- 
orable John Boyd, Lieutenant Colonel, John Armstrong, Colonel, 
James Read and John Oakley, Esquires, Commissioners, for carry- 
ing the resolution aforesaid into execution, who thereupon imme- 
diately repaired to Wyoming: 

And whereas, On the night of Sunday, the 28th day of last 
month, the settlers aforesaid attacked the houses in which the said 
Commissioners were lodged, firing several balls into the same, 
whereby the said Commissioners were in great danger of being 
killed, and for the preservation of their lives, were obliged the next 
day to leave the place without being able to perform the trust 
committed to them for the immediate benefit of the said settlers; 
and in the next succeeding night, the said settlers again attacked 
one of the said houses, when the people therein were asleep, and 
wounded Captains Samuel Read and Andrew Benderson, late offi- 
cers of the Pennsylvania line : 

J&nd whereas, It is of the utmost importance to the lives and 
welfare of the good people of this State, that the perpetrators of 
such atrocious offences should be brought to condign and exem- 
plary punishment, we have thought proper to issue this procla- 
mation, hereby engaging that the public reward of twenty-five 
pounds in specie shall be paid to any person or persons who shall 
discover and apprehend the offenders, or any of them, who wounded 
the said Henry Brink or Wilhelmus Vangarten, or who fired into 
the houses in which the Commissioners of this State were lodged 
at Wyoming as aforesaid, and that the public reward of fifty pounds 
in specie shall be paid to any person or persons who shall appre- 
hend and secure John Swift, Elisha Satterlee, Ishmael Bennet, 
Junior, Joel Abbott and Waterman Baldwin ; and that the public 
reward of twenty-five pounds, in specie, shall be paid to any per- 
son or persons who shall apprehend and secure William Ross, Mo- 
ses Sills, William McClure, John Minor, Abraham Nesbitt, Elijah 
Harris, John Gore, Justus Gaylor, Thomas Stoddert, Elisha Hard- 
ing, Gideon Church, William Jackson, Richard Hoisted, Phineas 
Stephens, Daniel Sullivan, Abraham Pike, Nathaniel W 7 alker and 
William Jenkins, or any of them, who are charged with being the 
murderers of the said Jacob Everitt, or who shall discover the 
offenders, or any of them, who were guilty of wounding the said 
Samuel Read or Andrew Henderson ; each and every of the said 



224 MINUTES OF THE 

rewards to be paid on conviction of each and every of the said 
offenders or murderers respectively ; and we do hereby charge and 
require all Judges, Justices, Sheriffs and Constables, to make dili- 
gent search and enquiry after, and to use their utmost endea- 
vors to apprehend and secure the offenders and murderers afore- 
said, their aiders, abettors and comforters, and every of them, so 
that they may be dealt with according to law. 

Given in Council, under the hand of the President and the seal of 
the State, at Philadelphia, the fifth day of October, in the year 
of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-four. 

JOHN DICKINSON. 
Attest — John Armstrong, Jun'r, Secretary. 

GOD SAVE THE COMMONWEALTH. 
Ordered, That the said proclamation be published. 



The Council met. . 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, October 6th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ewing, Esquire, Vice President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, John Neville, and 

John McDowell, George Wall, Junior. 

Stephen Balliot, 

Michael Smycer, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to 
be a Justice of the County Court of Common Pleas in and for the 
county of York. 

Matthew Ritchie and John Cannon, Esquires, were also ap- 
pointed Justices of the County Court of Common Pleas, in and for 
the county of Washington. 

The following reports of the Comptroller General were read and 
approved : 

Upon the account of Captain James Lang, late Commissioner of 
Cloathing for Lancaster county. 

Upon the account of Thomas Armor, Esquire, late Collector of 
Excise in and for the county of York. 

Upon the account of Caleb Way, for victuals furnished to the 
militia, Flying Camp and Provincial battalions in the year 1776. 

Of Edward Barr, Peter Bender, Thomas Heysham, John Brink 
and Captain Taylor & Capt T. Y. Jane's Coinp'y, for arms lost at 
Fort Washington. 

Of James Reynolds, for framing, gilding and varnishing pictures 
ip the Council Chamber. 



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Of James Mease, for coals furnished in 1776, for public use. 

Of Captain Thomas Stokely, for the hire of a pack horse for 
public use. 

Of John Piles, and Richard Trueman, for scantling furnished in 
1778, for public service. 

Of Joseph Dean, Esquire, for his attendance in the Council of 
Safety, State Navy Board, and paying the troops at Trenton in 
1781. 

Of Charles Porter, Assistant Waggon Master of Philadelphia 
county. 

Of Col. John Gloningher, late Sub-Lieutenant of Lancaster 
county. 

Of James Mease, for attendance in the Council of Safety in 1776* 

Of Captain Thomas Stokely, for retained rations from the first 
of May last. 

Of Jacob Weigler, for scantling for the store house and maga- 
zine at Lancaster. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, October 7th, 1784. 

PRESENT : 

The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Vice President. 
James Irvine, John Neville, 1 

George Wall, John Boyd, and I Esquires. 

John M'Dowell, Stephen Balliot, J 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honora- 
ble Stephen Balliot, Esquire, for the sum of twenty-two pounds 
five shillings specie, in full for his attendance in Council untill the 
twenty-second instant, inclusively. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, October 8th, 1784, 

PRESENT : 

The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire. Vice President. 
James Irvine, John Neville, 1 

John McDowell, John Boyd, and I Esquires. 

George Wall, Stephen Balliott, J 

Upon the petition of Nathaniel Loomis, convicted of joining the 
army of the King of Great Britain and fighting against the Ameri- 
cans; it was 

VOL. XIV.— 15. 



225 MINUTES OF THE 

Ordered, That the punishment which has not been inflicted, and 
the fine dae to the State, be remitted. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honora- 
ble James Ewing, Esquire, for the sum of one hundred and eight 
pounds eighteen shillings and five peace specie, in full for his sala- 
ry as Vice President, until the twelfth instant, inclusively, and bis 
mileage. 

Peter Rhoads, Esquire, was appointed arad commissioned to be 
President of the County Court of Common Pleas and of the Gene- 
ral Court of Quarter Sessions in and for the county of Northamp- 
ton. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, October 9th, 1784. 
present : 
The Honorable JAMES EWING, Esquire, Tice President 
James Irvine, John Neville, 



i 



John McDowell, John Boyd, and y Esquires. 

George Wall, Stephen Balliot, 

Thomas Cheney, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to be 
a Justice of the Peace for the county of Chester, upon a return 
made according to law, for the district of the townships of Con- 
cord, Birmingham, Thornbury, Edgmont, and West Town. 

Paul Groscup, Samuel Ely, Jacob Weaver, John Eckert, Jacob 
Morgan, Charles Shoemaker, and Egedius Moyer, were appointed 
and commissioned to be Justices of the Peace for the county of 
Berks, upon returns made according to law, for the following dis- 
tricts : 

Paul Groscup, for the townships of Hereford, East District, and 
Rockland. 

Samuel Ely, for the townships of Masatawny, Richmond, and 
Longswamp. 

Jacob Weaver, for the townships of Amity, Eseter, and Doug- 
lass. 

John Eckert, for the townships of Heidlebcrg, Cumru, and 
Brecknock. 

Jacob Morgan, for the townships of Carnarvon, Robeson, and 
Union. 

Charles Shoemaker, for the townships of Windsor, Albany, and 
Greenwich. 

And Egedius Moyer, for the townships of Pinegrove and Bruns- 
wick. 



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Jacob Morgan, and Charles Shoemaker, Esquires, were ap- 
pointed and commissioned to be Justices of the County Court of 
Common Pleas in and for the county of Berks. 

George Baird, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to be 
a Justice of Peace in and for the county of Westmoreland, upon a 
return made according to law, for the district of the township of 
HuntiDgton. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable 
George Wall, Esquire, for the sum of sixty-one pounds five shil- 
lings specie, in full for his attendance in Council until the twelfth 
instant, inclusively, and his mileage, twice going home to visit hia 
family. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Hon- 
orable James Irvine, Esquire, for the sum of eighty pounds ten 
shillings specie, in full for his attendance in Council i&nfcil tk& thir- 
teenth instant, inclusively. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, October 11th, 1784, 
present : 

The Honorable JAMES- E WING, Esquire, Yice President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Stephen Balliott, > -^ 
John Neville, Bernard Dougherty, J 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable 
Bernard Dougherty, for sixty-six pounds fifteen shillings, in full 
for his attendance in Council untill this day, inclusively, and his 
mileage, coming to Philadelphia and returning home. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honora- 
ble John Neville, Esquire, for the sum of forty-five pounds seven 
shillings and six pence specie, in full for his attendance in Council 
until this day, inclusively, and his mileage, as aforesaid. 

The petition of Luke Keating, convicted in the city of Philadel- 
phia of forgery, was read and unanimously rejected. 

The petition of John Carrel, convicted of larceny in the city of 
Philadelphia, was read, and an order taken that the fine due to the 
State from the said John Carrol be remitted. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Frederick 
Sneider, for the sum of forty pounds specie, for the purpose of pur- 
chasing fire wood for the use of Council, for which sum be is to be 
accountable. 

The records of the conviction of James Bourke, for murder; 
Peter Brown, and Richard Williams, for highway robbery ; and 
George Crowder, for burglary, in the county of Philadelphia, were 
read } and on consideration, 



228 MINUTES OF THE 

Ordered, That the sentence of the Court of Oyer and Terminer 
and General Gaol Delivery be executed upon them, the said James 
Bourke, Peter Browne, and Richard Williams, and George Crow- 
der, on Saturday, the sixteenth instant, between the hours of ten 
of the clock in the forenoon, and two of the clock in the afternoon 
of the same day, at the usual place of execution. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, October 12th, 1784. 

present : 

The Honorable JAMES EW1NG, Esquire, Vice President. 

James Irvine, Stephen Balliot, > -p, 

John Neville, Bernard Dougherty, S JjiS< * mres ' 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Mr. Francis 
Bailey, for the sum of seventy-three pounds sixteen shillings and 
three pence specie, in full for printing done for the Council until 
this day inclusively. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, October 13th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Bernard Dougherty, and 
Stephen Balliot, John Neville. 
John M'Doweli, 

Thomas Hartman, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to 
be a Justice of the Peace in and for the county of Northampton, 
upon a return made according to law for the district of Bethlehem 
township. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the accounts of Colonel 
James Moore, was read, upon which it was 

Ordered, That the commissions charged in the said account 
be deducted. 

Thomas Cheney, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to 
be a Justice of the County Court of Common Pleas in and for 
the county of Chester. 



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The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, October 14tb, 1784. 

PRESENT : 

His Excelleney JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President 

The Honorable James Irvine, Stephen Ballrot, and") 

Bernard Dougherty, John Neville. lEsq'rs. 

John M'Dowell, ' J 

Jacob Rudisill and William Cochren, Esquires, were appointed 
and commissioned to be Justices of the County Court of Common 
Pleas in and for the county of York. 

The Comptroller General's report upon Lieutenant Colonel 
James Moore's account, was read, approved, and an order drawn 
upon the Treasurer in favor of Colonel Moore, for twenty-three 
pounds sixteen shillings specie, ballance of the said account after 
deducting the commissions, to be paid out of the fund in the hands 
of the Naval Officer arising from the duties or impost, according 
to resolution of the General Assembly, dated the twenty-second 
day of September, 1783. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honora- 
ble Henry Wynkoop, Esquire, for the sum of twenty-four pounds 
specie, in full for his services as a Judge in the High Court of 
Errors and Appeals until the ninth instant inclusively. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honora- 
ble Samuel Miles, Esquire, for seventeen pounds specie, in full for 
his services as a Judge in the said Court until the thirteen instant 
inclusively. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the said Sam- 
uel Miles, Esq., for sixty-three pounds specie, in full for his atten- 
dance in the Council of Censors until the twenty-first day of Janu- 
ary, 1784, inclusively, to be paid according to resolution of the 
General Assembly dated 22d Nov'r, 1783. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of Captain 
Philip Schrawder, for recruiting, was read and approved. 

A dedimus potestatem was issued to Frederick Augustus Muhlen- 
berg and Thomas Craig, Esquires, for the county of Montgomery. 

A petition from Enock Morgan, now confined in the jail of 
Philadelphia, was read and referred to the Comptroller General, to 
make inquiry into the case of the petitioner, and report to Coun- 
cil. 

A return of the general election for the city and county of 
Philadelphia, was received and read, by which it appears that the 
following gentlemen were duly elected, vizt : 

Representatives — Charles Pettit, William Moore, John Bayard, 
William Will and Frederick Kuhl, Esquires. 



230 MINUTES OF THE 

Sheriffs — Thomas Proctor and Joseph Cowperthwaite. 

Coroners — Joseph Rush and John Knight. 

Commissioner — John Baker. 

Wardens of the city — George Bickham and Jonathan Mifflin. 

Commissioners of the Streets — Jacob Hiltzimer and William 
Richards. 

Representatives for the county of Philadelphia — Jacob Etfgle, 
Elias Boys, James Vansant, Manuel Ehre & William Coats. 

On consideration, 

Ordered, That Thomas Proctor, Esquire, be appointed and com- 
missioned to be Sheriff of the city and county of Philadelphia, 
and that Joseph Rush be appointed and commissioned to be Coro- 
ner of the said city and county. 

Thomas Proctor, Esquire, offered Reuben Haines and Samuel 
Nicholas of the city of Philadelphia, as sureties for the faithful 
discharge of the duties of his office of Sheriff according to law, 
which was approved by Council. 

A return of the general election in and for the county of Mont- 
gomery, was received and read, by which it appears that the fol- 
lowing gentlemen were duly elected, vizt : 

Councillor — Daniel Iliester, Esquire. 

Representatives in the General Assembly — Peter Richards, Ro- 
bert Lollar, George Smith, Benjamin Rittenhouse. 

Commissioners — Christian Shied, John Mann and Frederick Con- 
rad. 

Sheriffs — Zebulon Potts and Francis Swaine. 

Coroners — Conrad Boyer and Moses Dehaven. 

On consideration, 

Ordered) That Zebulon Potts, Esquire, be appointed & commis- 
sioned to be Sheriff* of the county of Montgomery, and that Con- 
rad Boyer be appointed and commissioned to be Coroner of the 
said county. 

Zebulon Potts, Esquire, offered James Morris, Esquire, and 
Henry Cunard, of the county of Montgomery, as sureties for the 
faithful discharge of the duties of his office of Sheriff for the 
said county, according to law, which the Council approved. 






SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 231 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, October 15th, 1784. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, John Neville, and 

Bernard Dougherty, John M'Dowell. 

Stephen Balliot, 

Ordered, That Captain Joseph Stiles, Commissary of Military 
Stores, be directed to deliver to Mr. James Pearson such ropes and 
tackle blocks as are in his possession, for the purpose of forward- 
ing the repairs of the State House, and also two wheel barrows, 
for which articles Mr. Pearson is to be accountable. 

Robert Levers, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to be 
a Justice of the Peace in and for the county of Northampton, upon 
a return made according to law for the district of the townships of 
Easton and Forks. 

Daniel Hiester, Esquire, Councillor elect for the county of Mont- 
gomery attended in Council, and having taken the oaths required 
by the constitution to qualify him to act as Councillor for the said 
county of Montgomery, he took his seat at the Board. 

Charles Biddle, Esquire, Councillor elect for the county of Berks, 
attended in Council, and having taken the oaths required by the 
constitution to qualify him to act as Councillor for the county of 
Berks, he took his seat at the Board, 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of John Nichol- 
son, Esquire, Comptroller General, for the sum of five hundred 
pounds, State money, for paying one-third part of depreciation to 
the Pennsylvania line, for which sum he is to be accountable, to 
be paid according to resolution of the General Assembly dated the 
thirteenth of April, 1782. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in f.ivor of John Nichol- 
son, Esquire, for the sum of two hundred pounds specie, being one 
quarter's salary as Comptroller General, ending the twelfth in- 
stant. 

• An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honora- 
ble Thomas Fitsimmons, for the sum of seventy-two pounds twelve 
shillings and sis pence, and the sum of fifty-four pounds five shil- 
lings specie, in full for his attendance in the Council of Censors 
untill the twenty-fifth day of September, 1784, inclusively, to be 
paid according to resolution of Assembly dated the twenty-second 
of November, 1783. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Frederick 
Sneider, for the sum of twenty pounds thirteen shillings and nine 
pence specie, in full for his attendance as Door-keeper to the Coun- 



232 MINUTES OF THE 

cil of Censors untill the eleventh instant, inclusively, to be paid 
according to the same resolution of Assembly. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of Bernard 
Dougherty and James Martin, for their services as Judges at a spe- 
cial Court of Oyer and Terminer held at Bedford in 1778, was 
read and approved. 

The return of the general election in the county of Berks was 
received and read, by which it appears that the following gentle- 
men were duly elected : 

Charles Biddle, Esquire, Councillor. 

Representatives in the General Assembly. — Nicholas Lutz, Abra- 
ham Lincorn, Christian Lawer, Henry Spycker, David Davis, and 
Matthias Roads. 

Sheriffs. — Peter Filbert, and William Whitman. 

Coroners. — Peter Nagle and Peter Feather. 
On consideration, 

Ordered, That Peter Filbert, Esquire, be appointed and com- 
missioned to be Sheriff of the county of Berks, and that Peter 
Nagle be appointed and commissioned to be Coroner of the said 
county. 

Peter Filbert, Esquire, attended in Council, and offered Joseph 
Heister and Nicholas Lutz, Esquires, as sureties for the faithful 
discharge of the duties of his office of Sheriff for the county of 
Berks, according to law, which were approved. 

The return of the general election in the county of Northamp- 
ton was read, together with a memorial from William Craig, of the 
said county, stating that Peter Ealer, who is highest on the return 
of Sheriffs, is ineligible to that office by reason of his having served 
in the office of under-Sheriff for the three last successive years, and 
praying a hearing before this Board ; whereupon, it was 

Ordered, That Monday the fifth day of November next, be ap- 
pointed for a hearing of the parties relative to the objections made 
by the said William Craig, and that the Secretary give notice to 
Robert Traill, Peter Ealer, Jacob Bachman, and William Craig, to 
attend Council on the said day. 

Upon application of Sharp Delany, Esquire, it was 

Ordered, That Joseph Bullock and Nathaniel Falconer, Esquires, 
be requested to inspect and appraise a package of woollen goods 
marked L G, agreeably to an act of the General Assembly intitled 
'* An Act for an impost on goods, wares, and merchandize, imported 
into this State,'* passed the twenty-third day of December, 1780, 
and report to Council. 



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The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, October 16th, 1784. 
present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, John McDowell,"} 

Stephen Balliott, John Boyd, and I™ 
Bernard Dougherty, John Neville, psquires. 
Daniel Heister, j 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honora- 
ble John Montgomery, Esquire, for the sum of eighty-seven pounds 
ripecie, in full for his attendance to meet the Committee of the 
States untill the fifteenth instant, inclusively, and his mileage. 

The return of the general election in the county of Lancaster 
was received and read, together with a remonstrance signed Mat- 
thew McClung, Judge at the first district, Hugh Peden, Judge at 
the third district, Joseph Jenkens, Judge at the fourth district, and 
Benjamin Moore, Judge at the fifth district, complaining of abuses 
and irregularities at said election, and praying a hearing before 
this Board ; whereupon, it was 

Ordered, That Monday the eighth day of November next be ap- 
pointed for a hearing of the parties, touching the said disputed 
election. 

Ordered, That Archibald Steele, Jacob Bailey, John Jordan, 
Daniel Franks, Matthew McClung, Hugh Peden, Joseph Jenkins, 
Benjamin Moore, George McGlaughlin, William Montgomery, John 
Jago, George Graff, Henry Dering, and Abraham Whitmer, be re- 
quired to attend Council on the said day, to give evidence respect- 
ing the said election. 

Ordered, That Thomas Edwards, Esquire, be directed to produce 
to Council, on the said eighth of November, the list and certificates 
of the Judges and Inspectors of the first district delivered at the 
meeting of the Judges of all the districts. 

Ordered, That the Judges of the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, 
and sixth districts, be directed to produce to Council on the said day, 
the list of the names of the voters taken in each district at the 
time of election ? and the tallies then made. 



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The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, October 18th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Stephen Balliott, *] 

John M'Dowell, John .Neville, and J- Esquired. 
John Boyd, Daniel Heister, J 

Upon the petition of John Brown, convicted of burglary in the 
county of Philadelphia, and the recommendation of the Honorable 
the Chief Justice and the Jury in his behalf, it was 

Ordered, That the said John Brown be pardoned. 

The return of the general election held in the county of York, was 
received and read, by which it appears that the following gentle- 
men were duly elected : . 

Councillor — Richard McCallister, Esquire. 

Representatives in the General Assembly — Robert McPberson, 
Henry Miller, John Hay, Philip Gartner, James Ewing, David 
McConnaughy, and Joseph Lilly, and Henry Tyson. 

Sheriffs-— William Bailey and John Edie. 

Coroners — Ephraim Pennington and George Lewis Leffler. 

Commissioner — Michael Hahn. 

On consideration, 

Ordered, That William Bailey, EsquiFe, be appointed and com- 
missioned to be Sheriff of the county of York, and that Ephraim 
Pennington be appointed and commissioned to be Coroner of the 
said county. 

William Bailey, Esquire, attended m Council, and offered 
Thomas Hartley and David Grier, Esquires, of the ccunty of York, 
as sureties for the faithful discharge of the duties of his office of 
Sheriff for the said county^ according to law, which the Council 
approved. 

Henry Slagle and Daniel May, Esquires, were appointed and 
qommisMoned to be Justices <sf the Peace in and for the county of 
York, upon returns made according to law, for the district of the 
township of Berwick, and the district of the townships of Paradise 
and Dover townships, 

Henry Slagle, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to be a 
Justice of the County Court of Common Pleas in and for the 
county of York. 



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The Council siefc. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, October 19th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable -James Irvine, Daniel Hiester, 

John McDowell, John Boyd, & 

Stephen Balliot, John Neville. 

The petition, of Matthias Lukens, convicted of manslaughter in 
"the county of Philadelphia, was read afid rejected 

Upon the petition of Hartman Horn, convicted of keeping a 
tipling house in the county of Washington, it was 

Ordered, That the fine adjudged to be paid to the use of the 
State by the said Hartman Horn, be remitted. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of the hon- 
orable John Iloyd, Esquire, late a commissioner sent to Wioming, 
for expences <of himself and Lieutenant Colonel John Armstrong, 
was read and approved. 

The Comptroller GeneraPs report upon the account of Lieute- 
nant Colonel lames Read, was read and approved, and an ordier was 
drawn upoaa the Treasurer in his favor for twenty-seven pounds 
eight shillings and nine pence specie, in full for his pay and 
expences .as a commissioner on the Wioming business. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Mr. James. 
Pearson, for two hundred pounds, for purchasing materials, and 
paying for those already procured, for repairing the Siate house* 
according to resolution of the General Assembly dated the twenty- 
second day of September, 1784. 

A ^petition from divers inhabitants of Washington county, com- 
plaining of the conduct of the commissioners of the taxes in the 
said county, in laying the taxes in a partial manner, to the great 
injury of the petitioners, was read ; and thereupon, 

.Ordered) That a copy of the said complaint be transmitted to> 
the said commissioners, and that they be directed to explain to 
Council thsk conduct with respect to the petitioners* 



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The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, October 20th, 1784. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Daniel Heister, 

John McDowell, John Boyd, and 

Stephen Balliot, John Neville. 

Mr. Robert Andrews, of the State of Virginia, returned his 
thanks to Council for the late loan of one hundred and fifty pounds, 
which he has now repaid into the Treasury. 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the following accounts, 
were read and approved : 

Of Daniel Levan, Esquire, Prothonotary of the county of Berks 
for the tax upon writs. 

Of John Hubley, Esquire, Prothonotary of the county of Lan- 
caster, for the tax upon writs. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Thomas 
Hutch ins, Esquire, for the sum of one hundred and seventy pounds 
specie, in part of his pay as one of the commissioners for running 
and ascertaining the boundary line between this State and that of 
Virginia, for which he is to be accountable. 

The return of the general election held in the county of Cumber- 
land, was received and read, by which it appears that the following 
gentlemen were duly elected : 

Councillor — Jonathan Hoge, Esquire. 

Representatives in the General Assembly — Frederick Watt, 
John Harris, William Brown, Robert Whitehill. 
Sheriffs — Samuel Postlelhwaite and Charles Leiper. 
Coroners — William Blair, Junior, and John Rannells. 
Commissioner — John Jordan. 

On consideration, 
Ordered, That Samuel Postlethwaite, Esquire, be appointed and 
commissioned to be Sheriff of the county of Cumberland, and that 
William Blair, Junior, be appointed and commissioned to be Coro- 
ner of the said county. 

Samuel Postlethwaite, Esquire, offered Stephen Duncan and 
Robert Magaw, Esquires, of the county of Cumberland, as sureties 
for the faithful discharge of the duties of his office of Sheriff for 
the said county, according to law, which the Council approved. 

The return of the general election held in the county of Frank- 
lin, was read, by which it appears that the following gentlemen 
were duly elected : 

Councillor — James McLene. 

Representatives in the General Assembly — James Johnston, 
Abraham Smith, and James McCamant. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 237 

Sheriffs — Jeremiah Talbot and John Martin. 

Coroners — John Rhea and Samuel Rojer. 

Commissioners — James Poe, John Work, and John Beard. 
On consideration, . 

Ordered, That Jeremiah Talbot, Esquire, be appointed and com- 
missioned to be Sheriff of the county of Franklin, and that John 
Rhea, Esquire, be appointed and commissioned to be Coroner of 
the said county. 

Benjamin Chambers, Junior, and Patrick Campbell, of the county 
of Franklin, were offered by Jeremiah Talbot, Esquire, as sureties 
for his faithful performance of the duties of his office of Sheriff of 
the said county, according to law, which the Council approved. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, October 21st, 1784,, 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Daniel Heister, "1 

George Wall, John Boyd, and I F ; 

John McDowell, John Neville, {^quires. 
Stephen Balliott, J 

Mr. Boyd informed Council that Ensign Andrew Henderson, of 
Colonel Banner's detachment, has declined his appointment; 
whereupon, 

The Council proceeded to the appointment of an Ensign, in the 
room of Mr. Henderson, when Nathaniel McDowell was unani- 
mously chosen, and a commission issued accordingly. 

The Comptroller General's report upon William Becker's certi- 
ficate, was read and approved. 

John Boyd, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to be a 
Justice of the Peace in and for the county of Lancaster, upon a 
return made according to law, for the district of Martick town- 
ship. 

The return of the general election held in the county of Bucks, 
was received and lead, by which it appears that the following gen- 
tlemen were duly elected, vizt : 

Representatives in the General Assembly : — Thomas Long, John 
Clarke, Joseph Thomas, John Keller, and Arthur Irwin. 
Sheriffs : — Samuel Dean, Esquire, and Jacob BenneL 
Coroners : — William Bennet and William Hart. 
On consideration, 

Odered, That Samuel Dean, Esquire, be appointed and commis- 
sioned to be Sheriff of the county of Bucks, and that William 



238 MINUTES OF THE 

Bennet be appointed and commissioned So be Coroner of the said 
county. 

Samuel Dean, Esquire, offered Samuel Smith and Arthur Erwin, 
Esquires, of the county of Bucks, as sureties for the faithful dis- 
charge of the duties of his office of Sheriff of the said county, ac- 
cording to law, which the Council approved. 

The return of the general election held in the county of Chester, 
was received and read, by which it appears that the following gen- 
tlemen were duly elected : 

Representatives in the General Assembly : — Richard Willing,. 
Anthony Wayne, Edward Jones, Robert Ralston, Joseph Straw- 
bridge, Persifor Frazier, Thomas Potts, and Charles Humphreys. 

Sheriffs : — William Gibbons and Charles Dilwortb. 

Coroners : — John Harper and Isaac Thomas. 

Commissioners: — Joseph McClellan and Andrew Boyd. 
On consideration, 

Ordered, That William Gibbons, Esquire, be appointed and com- 
missioned to be Sheriff of the county of Chester, and that John 
Harper be appointed and commissioned to be Coroner of the said 
county. 

William Gibbons, Esquire, offered John Hannum and Thomas 
Cheyney, Esquires, of the county of Chester, as sureties for the 
faithful discharge of the duties of his office of the said county, 
according to law, which the Council approved. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, October 22nd, 1784. 

present: 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President 

The Honorable James Irvine, John Boyd, ~) 

John McDowell, John Neville, and > Esquires. 
Stephen Balliot, George Wall, J 
An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of William Wil- 
son, Esquire, Lieutenant of the county of Northumberland, for the 
sum of twenty-four pounds eighteen shillings and eight pence, for 
paying sundry accounts for lead, powder, flints, and repair of arms, 
for the Wioming expedition, agreeably to the Comptroller General's 
report. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of John Yan 
Campen, Esquire, for the sum of two hundred pounds specie, on 
account for provisions furnished for the use of the troops lately 
sent to Wioming, for which sum he is to be accountable. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 239 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, October 23rd, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President 

The Honorable James Irvine, John Boyd, 

John McDowell, John Neville, and 

Stephen Balliot, George Wall, 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, October 25th, 1784. 
present: 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President 
The Honorable James Irvine, John Boyd, 



ilie, I 



John McDowell, John Neville, [> Esquires. 

Bernard Dougherty, 
The Comptroller General's reports upon the accounts of Francis 
Bailey, for printing work done for the Comptroller General's office, 
and of the Subalterns, non-commissioned officers, and privates of 
Captain Philip Schrawder's company of Rangers, were read and 
approved. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, October 26th, 1784. ■ 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President 

The Honorable James Irvine, Bernard Dougherty,") 

John McDowell, John Boyd, and i Esquires. 
Stephen Balliot, John Neville, J 

Richard McAlister, Esquire, Councillor elect for the county of 
York, attended in Council, and having taken the oaths required by 
the Constitution, was admitted accordingly, to a seat at this Board. 

Upon the petition of Rachel Cotton, convicted of fornication in 
the county of Washington, it was 

Ordered, That her fine be remitted. 



240 MINUTES OF THE 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of Captain 
Philip Schrawder, of the company of Rangers lately stationed in 
Northampton county, was read and approved. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Jacob Shal- 
lus, for three pounds seven shillings and six pence specie, for three 
copies of the list of Indian deeds, used at the late trial at Trenton 
between this State and Connecticut. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Captain Philip 
Schrawder, for eleven pounds twelve shillings and six pence specie, 
being the ballance due in specie upon his recruiting account, agree- 
ably to the Comptroller General's report of the fourteenth of Octo- 
ber, 1784, to be paid out of the mouey arising from the class tax. 

The record of the conviction of Joseph Chalk, John McDunnell, 
and John Varnum, alias Benson, in the county of Chester, for bur- 
glary, was read ; and on consideration, it was 

Ordered, That a warrant be issued to the Sheriff of the county 
of Chester, directing him to execute the sentence of the Court up- 
on the said Joseph Chalk, John McDunnell, and John Varnum, 
alias Benson, on Tuesday the second day of November next. 



The Council met. i 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, October 27th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKIJSSON, Esquire, President. 

The Hon'ble James Irvine, John Neville, ") 

John McDowell, Stephen Balliot, and > Esq'rs. 

John Boyd, Richard McCallister, ) 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of James 
Davis, deceased, for team hire in the year 1777, was read and ap- 
proved, and an order drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the es- 
tate of James Davis, for the sum of seventy five pounds specie, in 
full of the said account, to be paid out of the militia fines of the 
county of Chester. 

Upon application of Barbe De Marbois, Junior, in favor of 
Louis Colinet and Jean Goudryon, convicted of stabbing a certain 
Francis Wilson, and now confined in the jail of the said county, it 
was 

Ordered, That the sentences against them, as to the fine and 
the security, be remitted, on condition that they immediately de- 
part this State in the L'Esperance, Captain Beaudue, bound from 
this port to Dunkirk. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of Samuel 
Bulfinch, for expences to Annapolis and returning, to bring Henry 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 241 

Carberry from thence, was read and approved, and an order drawn 
upon the Treasurer in his favor for thirty-one pounds three shil- 
lings and six pence, in full of the said account. 

A certificate from the Wardeus of the Port of Philadelphia, of 
the twenty-sixth instant, respecting the removal of the Chevaux de 
frize, was received and read, and is as follows, to wit : 

Port of Philadelphia, Warden's Office, October 26th, 1784. 
We do certify that Messrs. Levi Hollinsworth, and Arthur Don- 
naldson, have not only removed the destroyed forty-nine Chevaux 
de frize, but from the reports, employed in sweeping the bed of the 
river in the neighborhood of Mud Island and Billingsport, we 
have reason to believe that they also removed all the frames that 
were obstructions, and that the navigation in both the eastern and 
western channel is rendered perfectly safe. 

FRANCIS GURNEY, JOHN HAZLEWOOD, 

NATHANIEL FALCONER, GEORGE ORD, 

SAMUEL CALDWELL, JOSEPH BULLOCK. 

Upon which it was 
Ordered, That a letter be written to Messieurs Arthur Donnald- 
son and Levi Hollinsworth, in the following words, vizt : 

In Council, Philadelphia, October 27th, 1784. 

Gentlemen : — The certificate of the Wardens of the Port gives 
us great satisfaction, and we have drawn an order for the payment 
of the ballance due to you. 

We cannot deny ourselves the pleasure of expressing, upon this 
occasion, our sense of the attention and ingenuity exerted in re- 
moving the Chevaux de frize, and of the very great service thereby 
rendered to our fellow citizens. 

I am With much respect, gentlemen, your obedient and very 
humble servant, 

JOHN DICKINSON. 

Messrs. Arthur Donnaldson and Levi Hollinsworth. 

Ordered, That the foregoing certificate from the Wardens of the 
Port of Philadelphia, and letter to Messieurs Arthur Donnaldson 
and Levi Hollinsworth, be published. 



VOL. XIV. — 16. 



Esquires. 



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242 MINUTES OF THE 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, October 28th r 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Stephen Balliot, 

John McDowell, Richard McCallister, 

John Boyd, Charles Biddle, and 

John Neville, George Wall, 

John Agnew, James McCune, and David McClure, Esquires, 
were appointed and commissioned to be Justices of the Court of 
Common Pleas in and for the county of Cumberland. 

Manuel Eyre, Esquire, attended in Council, and resigned his 
office of a Justice of the Peace for the township of the Northern 
Liberties, in the county of Philadelphia, in consequence of his be- 
ing elected a Representative in the General Assembly for the said 
county. 

Upon considering the petition of Susannah Kerrigan, complain- 
ing of Isaac Howell, Esquire, for misbehaviour in acting as a Jus- 
tice of the Peace, it was t 

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Attorney 
General, to take order therein according to law. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Messieurs 
ATthur Donnaldson and Levi Hollinsworth, for two thousand nine 
hundred pounds specie, ballance, and in full of their account for 
removing the Chevaux de frize from the channel of the river Dela- 
ware, to be paid according to resolution of Assembly dated the 
twenty-fourth day of September, 1783, out of the duties which 
have arisen by the late impost laws. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of Captain 
Nicholas Bettingers, for repairing arms for his company, in the 
year 1770, was read and approved. 

The petition of John Benson, now under sentence of death in 
the jail of Chester county, was read and rejected. 

James Oliver, William McCay, Alexander Laughlin, John Rey- 
nolds, and James Dunlop, were severally appointed and commis- 
sioned to be Justices of the Peace in and for the county of Cum- 
berland, upon returns made according to law, for the districts of 
the townships of East Pennsboro', Fermanaugh, Newton, Shippens- 
burgh and Southampton. 

And the said James Oliver, William McCay, Alexander Laugh- 
lin, John Reynolds, and James Dunlop, Esquires, were severally 
appointed and commissioned to be Justices of the County Court of 
Comir.on Pleas in and for the county of Cumberland. 

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SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 243 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, October 29th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Hon'ble James Irvine, Charles Biddle, Q 

John McDowell, John McAlister, and I ™ 

George Wall, John Neville, ' j> Squires. 

Stephen Balliot, J 

Upon the petitions of James Browne and Benjamin Gregory, 
convicted of larceny in the city of Philadelphia, and the recom- 
mendation of the Justices in their behalf, it was 

Ordered, That the corporal punishment to which they have b«en 
sentenced respectively, be remitted. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of George 
Wall, junior, Esquire, late Sheriff of the county of Bucks, for 
serving writs in behalf of the Commonwealth, relating to West 
and Reynolds' lands in the said county, and Courts and Juries ex- 
pences paid by him, was read and approved, and an order directed 
to be issued in his favor for the sum of sixty two pounds seven 
shillings and one penny, amount of the said acc't. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, October 30th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Bernard Dougherty, 

John McDowell, Daniel Hiester, 

John Neville, John Boyd, 

Charles Biddle, Richard McCallister, 

Stephen Balliot, John Neville. 

Upon the petition of Thomas Knight, convicted of horse steal- 
ing in the city of Philadelphia, it was 

Ordered, That the cutting off his ears, which is a part of the 
punishment to which he was sentenced by the Court, be remitted, 



244 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 



Philadelphia, Monday, November 1st, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Hon'ble James Irvine, Charles Biddle, "1 

John McDowell, John Boyd, ! ^ > 

Daniel Hiostcr, Richard McCallister, and j "^ 
Stephen Balliot, John Neville, J 

John Richards, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to be 
a Justice of the County Court of Common Pleas in and for the 
county of Montgomery. 

The following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, vizt : 
In favor of the Honorable John Boyd, Esquire, for fifty-three 
pounds seven shillings and six pence ; and 

In favor of the Honorable John McDowell, Esquire, for the sum 
of twenty-eight pounds ten shillings specie, being in full for their 
attendance in Council, respectively, until the thirty-first day of Oc- 
tober, 1784, inclusively. 

The return of the general election held in the county of Bed- 
ford was received and read, by which it appears that the following 
gentlemen were duly elected, vizt : 

Representatives in the General Assembly — George Woods and 
Robert Cluggage. 

Sheriffs — Abraham Miley and Benjamin Elliott. 
Coroners — Cornelius McAulay and Anthony Nagel. 

On consideration, 
Ordered, That Abraham Miley, Esquire, be appointed and com- 
missioned to be Sheriff of the county of Bedford, and that Corne- 
lius McAulay be appointed and commissioned to be Coroner of the 
said county. 

Abraham Miley offered James Patterson and John Friend, of 
Bedford, as sureties for the faithful discharge of the duties of his 
office of Sheriff of the said county, according to law, which the 
Council approved. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honor- 
able Stephen Balliot, Esquire, for the sum of twenty-six pounds 
five shillings specie, in full for his attendance in Council until the 
thirty-first day of October, 1784, inclusively. 

The return of the general election held in the county of Wash- 
ington was received and read, by which it appears that the follow- 
ing gentlemen were duly elected, vizt : 

Representatives in the General Assembly — Matthew Ritchie and 
John Stevenson. 



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Sheriffs — James Marshall, Daniel Leet. 

Coron ts — William McCoombs and Robert Benson. 

Commissioner — James Allison. 

On consideration, 

Ordered, That James Marshall, Esquire, be appointed and com- 
missioned to be SheriFof the said county of Washington, and that 
William McCoombs be appointed and commissioned to be Coroner 
of the said county. 

James Marshall, Esquire, offered John Hoge and John Steven- 
son, Esquires, as sureties for the faithful discharge of the duties of 
his office of Sheriff for the said county, according to law, which the 
Council approved. 

James Marshall's resignation of his offices of Register and Re- 
corder of Deeds in and for the county of Washington was read. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, November 2nd, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Daniel Heister, 



Esquires. 



John McDowell, Richard M'Callister, 
Stephen Balliot, John Neville, and 
Charles Biddle, John Boyd, 
An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Frederick 
Sneider, for the sum of fifteen pounds twelve shillings and six 
pence specie, in full for his wages as Doorkeeper until the thirty- 
first day of October, 1784, inclusively, and cash paid for newspa- 
pers. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Captain 
Thomas Stokely, of the company of Rangers in Westmoreland 
county, for the sum of nineteen pounds seven shillings and eleven 
pence specie, for retained rations from the first of May until the 
first day of December, 1780. 

The account of the said Captain Thomas Stokely, for a horse 
said to be taken by the enemy, was read, and rejected, for want of 
sufficient proof that the same was taken by the enemy. 



246 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, November 3d, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Richard McAllister, 

John McDowell, John Neville, 

Stephen Balliot, John Boyd, 

Charles Biddle, George Wall. 
Daniel Heister, 

Jonathan Hoge, Esquire, Councillor elect for the county of Cum- 
berland, attended in Council, and having taken the oaths required 
by the Constitution to qualify him to act as Councillor, took his 
seat at the Board. 

Mr. Pettit and Mr. Moore, a committee from the General As- 
sembly, attended in Council, and informed the Board that the 
House was now met, and ready to receive such business as the 
Council may have to lay before them ; whereupon, 

The President informed the committee that a message from 
Council was preparing, and should be transmitted immediately. 

A draft of a message from Council to the General Assembly was 
laid before the Board, and the same being read and considered was 
adopted, as follows, vizt : 

A Message from the President and the Supreme Executive Coun- 
cil to the General Assembly : 

Gentlemen : — It is with pleasure we inform you that the dan- 
gerous obstructions caused in the navigation of the river Delaware 
by the chevaux de frize, are now entirely removed. 

The Secretary will lay before you a letter and certificate from the 
Wardens of the Port upon that subject, as also the proceedings of 
the Supreme Court in the case of Charles Julian de Longchamps; 
a letter from the Commissioners appointed to meet the Indians; an 
address from the Grand Jury of the city and county of Philadel- 
phia, and several papers relating to the disturbances at Wioming. 

The Commissioners for running the boundary line between this 
State and Virginia have been for some time, and still are, employed 
in that service. 

There have been great irregularities in the late elections for the 
counties of Lancaster and Northumberland. As the right to a 
seat in Council depends upon the return made to us from the for- 
mer, and it is probable that the election of Representatives will be 
contested, respect for your Honorable House induced us to appoint 
a day for the attendance of the witnesses, which we judged might 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 247 

be convenient for your examination of them. We have accordingly 
appointed the eighth day of November. A list of those whom we 
have ordered to be summoned will be herewith delivered. 

The liberty, happiness, and honor of the good people of this 
Commonwealth, are so deeply interested in the freedom and purity 
of elections, that we ardently wish the present regulations respect- 
ing them may be taken into consideration by the Legislature. Many 
inconveniencies might be avoided if all the acts were reduced into 
one ; and^ we rely on your wisdom for making further improvements 
to guard against artifices that, by corrupting the source of our laws, 
must be pernicious to the public welfare. 

JOHN DICKINSON. 

Council Chamber, Philadelphia, November 3rd, 1784. 

Ordered, That the Secretary present the same to the General 
Assembly. 

A bond was executed in Council by James Marshal, John Ste- 
phenson, and John Hoge, in the sum of one thousand pounds, for 
the said James Marshel's faithful performance of the duties of 
his office of Sheriff of the county of Washington, according to law. 

James Marshall's resignation of his office of Lieutenant of the 
county of Washington was read and not accepted. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, November 4th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Hon'ble James Irvine, Charles Biddle, j 

George Wall, Jonathan Hoge, 

John Boyd, Richard McCallister, and [ Esq'rs. 

Stephen Balliott, John Neville, {; 

Daniel Hiester, J 

William Moore Smith, Lawrence Erb, and Christian Shouse, 
were summoned to attend Council to-morrow at eleven o'clock, to 
give evidence concerning the late election of Sheriffs in Northamp- 
ton county. 

Andrew Thompson and William Gilliland, Esquires, were duly 
appointed and Commissioned to be Justices of the County Court of 
Common Pleas in and for the county of York. 



248 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, November 5th, 1784„ 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Hon'ble James Irvine, Jonathan Hoge, *\ 

George Wall, Richard McAlister, 

Stephen Balliott, John Neville, and ^-Esquires. 

Charles Biddle, Daniel Hiester, 
John Boyd, j 

Mr. Moore, Mr. Wayne, Mr. Eyre, and Mr. Watt, a Committee 
from the General Assembly attended in Council, and a conference 
was had upon the time when the election of a President and Vice 
President of the Supreme Executive Council should take place, and 
the manner in which it should be conducted. Upon which it was 

Ordered, That to-morrow shall be the day of election, and the 
usual mode of procession adopted on this occasion. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of John Nich- 
olson, Esquire, Comptroller General, for twenty pounds, for de- 
fraying the contingent expences of his office, for which sum he is 
to account. 

Upon considering the petition of Thomas Cheney, in behalf of 
himself and Samuel Price, and the opinion of the Honorable the 
Judges of the Supreme Court in their favor, it was 

Ordered, That the said Thomas Cheyney and Samuel Price be 
discharged from the payment of the penalty mentioned in a recog- 
nizance entered into by them for the appearance of John Taylor 
and John Moulder at the Chester county Court of Oyer and Ter- 
miner. 

Mr. Traill, Mr. Ealer, Mr. Bachman, and Mr. Craig, attended, 
agreeably to the order of this Board of the eighteenth of October 
last, when the Council proceeded to a hearing of the parties touch- 
ing the disputed election of Sheriff's in the county of Northampton, 
and after some time spent therein, the parties withdrew. 

On consideration of the evidence respecting the said election, the 
Council were of opinion that the objections stated in the petition 
of William Craig are not supported; and thereupon, it was 

Qrdcrid, That the same be dismissed. 

Ordered, That Peter Ealer, Esquire, be appointed Sheriff of the 
county of Northampton, and that George Knouse be appointed 
Coroner of the same county. 

Peter Ealer, Esquire, offered Jonas Hartzell and Peter 
Seip, Esquires, of the couuty of Northampton, as sureties for the 
faithful discharge of the duties of his office of Sheriff for the said 
county, according to law, which the Council approved. 



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The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, November 6th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Hon'ble James Irvine, John Neville, "*| 

Stephen Balliott, Jonathan Hoge, 
John McDowell, John Boyd, y Esquires* 

George Wall, Richard McCallister, & 

Charles Biddle, Daniel Hiester, J 

John Woods, Esquire, Councillor elect for the county of Fayette, 
attended in Council, and having taken the oaths required by the 
Constitution to qualify him to act as Councillor, took his seat at 
this Board. 

The Clerk of the Honorable House of General Assembly atten- 
ded in Council, and informed that the House was ready to proceed 
to the election of a President and Vice President. Thereupon, it 
was 

Ordered, That the Secretary of the Council do attend the House 
of Assembly, and inform them that the Council is now ready to 
meet the General Assembly in the Assembly room, and proceed to 
the election of a President and Vice President of the Council. 

His Excellency the President, and the other members of the 
Council, met the General Assembly in the Assembly room, and 
thereupon the Secretary of the Council and the Clerk of the House 
proceeded to take the votes, which were as follows, vizt : 

For John Dickinson, Esquire, votes. 

For John Neville, Esquire, votes. 

The Council and the General Assembly then proceeded to the 
choice of a Vice President ; and the votes being taken were as fol- 
lows, vizt: 

For James Irvine, Esquire, votes. 

For John Neville, Esquire, votes. 

And thereupon, it was declared that John Dickinson, Esquire* 
was then duly elected President, and that James Irvine, Esquire, 
was then duly elected Vice President; and the following declara- 
tion of the said election being read, was signed by his Fxcellency 
John Dickinson, Esquire, President, the Honorable James Irvine, 
and the other members of the Council then present; and the 
same was signed by the Honorable John Bayard, Esquire, Speaker 
of the General Assembly, and by the members of the General As- 
sembly then present, as follows, vizt : 

To all people to whom these presents shall come, or may concern, 

the General Assembly and the Supreme Executive Council of the 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania send greeting : 

Know ye that we the Representatives of the Freemen of the 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met, in the 

State House, at Philadelphia, together with the President and other 



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members of the Supreme Executive Council of the same Common- 
wealth, in the same place convened, to elect a President and Vice 
President of the said Commonwealth, have, agreeably to the direc- 
tions of the nineteenth section of the Constitution of the said Com- 
monwealth, duly and fairly elected and chosen by ballot his Excel- 
lency John Dickinson, Esquire, President of the said Supreme Ex- 
ecutive Council, and the Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice 
President j and to the end that due regard and obedience maybe 
paid in the execution of their respective offices on all occasions, we 
do hereby make known and declare, that the said JOHN DICKIN- 
SON, Esquire, is the President, and the said JAMES IRVINE, Es- 
quire, is the Vice President of the said Supreme Executive Council: 
In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals, the 
sixth day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven 
hundred and eighty-four. 

JOHN DICKINSON, President. 

James Irvine, Vice President. 



George Wall, junior, 
John McDowell, 
Stephen Balliot, 
Charles Biddle, 
Jonathan Hoge, 
Richard McAlister, 
John Neville, 
John Woods, 
John Boyd, 
Daniel Heister, 
Jonas Hartzeil, 
John Ralston, 
Robert Cluggage, 
Frederick Antes, 
Daniel Montgomery, 
Samuel Dale, 
Thomas Potts, 
Robert McPherson, 
John Hay, 
Philip Gartner, 
David McConaughey, 
Henry Tyon, 
Joseph Lilly, 
Frederick Watts, 
John Harris, 
William Brown, 
Robert Whitehill, 
Nicholas Lutz, 
Abraham Lincoln, 
Christian Lawer, 
Henry Spycker, 
David Davis, 



John Bayard, Speaker, 
Thomas Mowhorter, 
Peter Burkhalter, 
Robert Brown, 
Charles Petit, 
William Moore, 
Frederick Kuhl, 
William Will, 
Jacob Engle, 
Elias Boys, 
James Vansant, 
Manuel Eyre, 
William Coats, 
Thomas Long, 
John Clarke, 
Joseph Thomas, 
John Kellar, 
Arthur Erwin, 
Richard Willing, 
Anthony Wayne, 
Edward Jones, 
Robert Ralston, 
Matthew Ritchie, 
Abraham Smith, 
Robert Lollar, 
John Stevenson, 
James McCalmont, 
George Smith, 
James Johnston, 
Peter Richards, 
Benjamin Rittenhouse. 



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And the said JOHN DICKINSON, is hereby proclaimed to be 
Captain General and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Com- 
monwealth of Pennsylvania. 

It was then agreed that the declaration as recited above, be pub- 
licly read from the Court House steps in the city of Philadelphia, 
by the Sheriff of the city and county of Philadelphia, and that the 
said Sheriff do then proclaim the President in the following words: 
And the said John Dickinson, Esquire, is hereby proclaimed to be 
the President of the said Supreme Executive Council, Captain 
General and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Commonwealth 
of Pennsylvania. 

Agreed that the order of Procession to the Court House be as 
follows, vizt : 

Order of Procession. 

Constables with their staves. 

Sub-Sheriffs with their wands. 

High Sheriff with his wand. 

Coroner with his wand. 

Judges of the Supreme Court, and Judges of the High Court of 
Errors and Appeals. 

Attorney General and Prothonotary of the Supreme Court. 

Marshall of the Admiralty. 

Judge and Register of the Admiralty. 

Naval Officer. 

Treasurer and Comptroller General. 

Secretary of the Land office. 

Receiver General and Surveyor General. 

Justices of the Peace. 

Prothonotary of tfre Court of Common Pleas and Clerk of the 
Quarter Sessions 

Clerk of the City Court, Master of the Rolls, and Register of 
Wills. 

Secretary of the Council. 

His Excellency the President, and the Honorable the Vice Presi- 
dent. 

Members of the Council, two and two. 

Doorkeeper of the Council. 

Sergeant-at-Arms with the mace. 

Honorable the Speaker of the General Assembly. 

Clerk of the General Assembly. 

Members of the General Assembly, two and two. 

Doorkeeper of the General Assembly. 

Provost and Faculty of the University. 

Officers of the militia. 

Citizens. 

The Secretary reported that the declaration of the President was 
read at the Court House, and there proclaimed according to the order 
of Council. 



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His Excellency the President, in consequence of his election te 
that office; now took the affirmation of allegiance and of office re- 
quired by the Constitution of the State, and the Honorable James 
Irvine, Esquire, Vice President, elected to that office at the same 
time, took the oaths of Allegiance and of office required by the 
Constitution, as aforesaid. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, November 8th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President 

The Hon'ble James Irvine, Esq'r, Vice President. 

John M'Dowell John Neville, 

Stephen Balliot, John Boyd, 

Charles Biddle, Richard McCallister, >Esquires. 

Jonathan Hoge, Isaac Meason, 

Daniel Heister, John Woods, 

The following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, vizt : 

In favor of Ensign John Armstrong, for thirty pounds specie, 
for which he is to account, being advanced to him by the State, 
and which is to be repaid by the United States. 

In favor of James Keggin, for two pounds twelve shillings and 
six pence specie, in fall for riding express to the Sheriff and Re- 
corder of the county of Chester, the Council having agreed to al- 
low him that sum for the above service. 

Philip Stein, and James Crawford, were summoned to attend 
Council this day to give evidence touching the disputed election of 
Lancaster county. 

The resignation of James Wilkinson, Esquire, of his offices of 
Brigadier and Adjutant General of the militia of this State, signi- 
fied in his letter to this Board, was read and accepted. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Francis Lee, 
for eighty-three pounds nine shillings and eleven pence specie, bal- 
lance of his account for the hire of two horses and a sulkey, fur- 
nished to the Efonorable John Boyd, and Lieutenant Colonel John 
Armstrong, Commissioner sent to Wioming. 

The Sheriff and the Judges of the several districts in the county 
of Lancaster attending, it was agreed that Council will meet at 
four o'clock in the afternoon, and proceed to the business of the 
disputed election of Lancaster county. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 253 

The Council met. 

The same day at 4 o'clock, P. M. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

John McDowell, John Neville, ] 

Stephen Balliot, John Boyd, | 

Charles Biddle, llichard McAllister, ^-Esquires. 

Jonathan Hoge, Isaac Meason, and j 

Daniel Hiester, John Woods, J 

The Sheriff and Judges of the several districts in the county 
of Lancaster attended in Council, and the doors were opened. 

The remonstrance signed Matthew McClung, Jun'r, Judge of 
first district, Hugh Peden, Judge of the third district, Josph Jen- 
kin?, Judge of the fourth district, and Benjamin Moore, Judge of 
the fourth district, complaining of abuses and irregularities at the 
election held in the first district of Lancaster county, was read, and 
Matthew McClung, Jun'r, Hugh Peden, Joseph Jenkins, Benjamin 
Moore, Daniel Franks, and Jacob Bailey, witnesses adduced in sup- 
port of the remonstrance, being severally sworn, were examined 
touching the abuses and irregularities complained of. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, November 9th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvtne, Esquire, Vice President. 
John McDowell, Richard McAllister, "J 
Stephen Balliot, Isaac Meason, || 

Charles Biddle, John Neville, [► Esquires. 

Jonathan Hoge, John Woods, and j 

John Boyd, Daniel Hiester, J 

The examination of the witnesses in support of the remonstrance 
against thn late election in the first district of Lancaster county, 
was continued : Philip Stine, John Jordan, George McGlaughlin, 
William Montgomery, James Crawford, and John Jago, being seve- 
rally sworn. 

The examination of the witnesses in support of the remonstrance 
against the said election; the Sheriff and Judges of the first district 



254 MINUTES OP THE 

were informed that Council was ready to hear any evidence they 
might have to offer in their behalf, who having none to offer, the 
parties were desired to withdraw, and the Council adjourned. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, November 10th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

John McDowell, John Boyd, "*} 

Stephen Balliot, Isaac Meason, 

Charles Biddle, John Neville, J> Esquires. 

Jonathan Hoge, John Woods, and 

Richard McAlister, Daniel Hiester, 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of Casper 
Iiuntzecker, for the ballance of his surplus certificate, was read 
and approved. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Captain John 
Armstrong, for fifteen pounds ten shillings, for his services andex- 
pences in ridiDg as an express from the Lieutenant of Northum- 
land county to Northampton county, with dispatches for the Wio- 
ming Commissioners, and from thence to Wioming, according to 
the Comptroller General's report. 

Agreed that Council will meet at four o'clock in the afternoon, 
to take into consideration the petition complaining of irregularities 
at the elections in the second, fifth, and sixth districts, in the 
county of Lancaster, signed by Jacob Beigart, Abraham Dehuff, 
and others, and that the petitioners and the Judges of the said dis- 
tricts be directed to attend. 

Upon the petition of John Edgsworth, convicted of receiving 
stolen goods, knowing them to be such, in the county of Philadel- 
phia, and the recommendation of the Justicea in his favor, it was 

Ordered, That the fine adjudged to be paid to the use of the 
State by the said John Edgsworth, and the remainder of his im- 
prisonment, be remitted. 



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The Council met. 

The same day at 4 o'clock, P. M. 

PRESENT I 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President 

John McDowell, John Boyd, 

Stephen Balliot, Isaac Meason, 

Charles Biddle, John Neville, 

Jonathan Hoge, John Woods, and 

Richard McAlister, Daniel Hiester, 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of Colonel 
James Marshall, Lieutenant of the county of Washington, by which 
it appears that a ballance of eight hundred and twenty-six pounds 
eighteen shillings and three pence specie, is due to him, was read 
and approved, and an order drawn in his favor for the sum of fifty 
pounds specie, in part of the said ballance, to be paid out of the 
militia fines of the county of Lancaster. 

The petition of Abraham Dehuff, Jacob Reigart, and others, in 
behalf of themselves and many other inhabitants of Lancaster 
county, complaining of irregularities at the late elections in the 
second, fifth, and sixth districts of said county, and praying Coun- 
cil to allow them a reasonable time to adduce witnesses to prove the 
several allegations stated in the said petition, was read, and the 
parties not attending, it was 

Ordered, That copies of the said petition be furnished to George 
McGlaughlin, Judge of the second district, Benjamin Moore, Judge 
of the fifth district, and William Montgomery, Judge of the sixth 
district. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursdaj', November 11th, 1784, 
present : 

His Excellency the President. 
The Honorable the Vice President. 
The Honorable John M'Dowell, Jonathan Hoge, "J 
Stephen Balliot, Richard M'Aliister, | 
John Neville, John Boyd, ]>Esquires. 

John Woods, Isaac Meason, and | 
Charles Biddle, Daniel Hiester. J 
Peter Wolf, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to be a 
Justice of the Peace in and for the county of York, upon a return 



256 MINUTES OF THE 

made according to law, for the district*of the township of Man- 
chester. 

Peter Wolf and Thomas Fisher, Esquires, were appointed and 
commissioned to be Justices of the County Court of Common 
Pleas in and for the county of York. 

Upon consideration of the evidence transmitted to this Board by 
Jacob Rudisill and David Beaty, according to the resolution of 
Council of the seventeenth day of September last, it was 

Ordered, That Thomas Fisher, Esquire, be appointed and com* 
missioned to be a Justice of the Peace in and for the county of 
York, upon a return made according to law, for the district of Ger- 
many and Mount Joy townships; and that the petition against the 
said election of Justices in the said district be dismissed. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Samuel 
Peritleback, for the sum of thirty-nine pounds nineteen shillings 
and eight pence, State money, in full forpriucipal and interest due 
upon his certificate for a horse furnished for public use, to be paid 
according to resolution of Assembly dated 8th April, 1782. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, November 12th, 1784. 
present: 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
John M'Dowell, Jonathan Hoge, 

Stephen Balliot, John Boyd, 

John Neville, John Woods, and 

Richard M'Alister, Charles Biddle. 

Isaac Meason, 
An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honora- 
ble John Neville, Esquire, for twenty-eight pounds, in full for his 
attendance in Council untill the twelfth instant inclusively. 

The return of the General election in the county of Northum- 
berland, was read, by which it appears that the following gentle- 
men were duly elected : 

Representatives in the General Assembly — Frederick Antes, 
Daniel Montgomery and Samuel Dale, Esquires. 
Sheriffs — Henry Antes and John Little, Esquires. 
Coroners — John Scott and John Forster. 
Commissioner — William Bonham. 

On consideration, 
Ordered, That Henry Antes, Esquire, be appointed and commis- 
sioned to be Sheriff of the county of Northumberland, and that 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 257 

John Scott be appointed and commissioned to be Coroner of the 
said county. 

Frederick Antes and William Antes, Esquires, were offered by 
Henry Antes, Esquire, as sureties for his faithful discharge of the 
duties of his office of Sheriff for the said county, according to 
law, which the Council approve. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, November 13th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
Jonathan Hoge, Charles Biddle, and") 

John Woods, Richard M'Allister, I Esquires. 

Stephen Balliot, J 

Abraham Hendricks, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned 
to be a Justice of the Peace in and for the county of Westmore- 
land, upon a return made agreeably to law, for the district of Fair- 
field township (or Ligonier;) and the said Abraham Hendricks 
was also appointed and commissioned to be a Justice of the County 
Court of Common Pleas in the said county of Westmoreland. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, November 15th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Yice President. 
Charles Biddle, John Woods, ""j 

Richard M'Allister, Isaac Meason, [ -* 
John Boyd, John Neville, and f , / 

Jonathan Hoge, Stephen Balliot, J 

Hugh Martin, Esquire, was appoiuted and commissioned to be a 
Justice of the Peace in and for the county of Westmoreland, upon 
a return made according to law, for the district of Mount Pleasant 
township; and the said Hugh Martin, Esquire, was appointed and 
commissioned to be a Justice of the County Court of Common 
Pleas in and for the eounty of Westmoreland aforesaid. 
Vol. xiv.— 17. 



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The Council met. 



Philadelphia, Tuesday, November 16th, 1784, 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
John Neville, Stephen Balliot, ^| 

John Woods, Charles Biddle, I ™ 

John Boyd, Richard M'Alister, and j >JjiS( l uire3 - 

Jonathan Hoge, Isaac Meason, J 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of Captain 
John Hughes, late of a company of Rangers raised in the county 
of Washington, was read and approved. 

Mr Moore and Mr Smiley, a Committee from the General As- 
sembly, waited upon Council, and desired to know when it would 
be convenient to Council to hold a conference with the General 
Assembly on the Wioming business, when to-morrow at ten o'clock 
m the forenoon was agreed upon. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of pay due 
to the several scouting parties, for their services in the county of 
Northumberland against the Indians in 1782, was read and ap- 
proved. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Joseph Dol- 
by, for the sum of six pounds specie, for ringing the bells upon the 
proclamation of the President and Vice President. 

Peter Stephen Du Ponceaus' account for translating letters by 
direction of this Board, was read ; and 

Ordered, That the Secretary be directed to pay the same amount- 
ing to the sum of four pounds two shillings and six pence, out of 
the fees received in his office. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of John Neil- 
son, for the sum of one hundred and seventeen pounds two shil- 
lings and nine pence, State money, in full of principal and interest 
due upon his certificate for provisions furnished for public use, to 
be paid according to resolution of the General Assembly dated the 
eighth of April, 1782. 

The Council took into consideration the petition of Abraham 
Dehuff and others, freemen ot the county of Lancaster, stating 
that many flagrant frauds and impositions have been committed at 
the late election for the said county, particularly in the second, fifth, 
and sixth districts, and praying Council to appoint a day for hear- 
ing the petitioners iu support of the several allegations stated in 
their petitions; upon which it was 

Ordered, That Thursday the twenty-fifth instant be appointed 
for a hearing touching the impositions and fraads complained of, 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 259 

and that Cornelius Coxe, John Carson, Thomas Forster, William 
Crabb, Henry Moore, William Foulke, Henry Baker, George Bay- 
lor, William iVlcCullough, Charles Fausset, John Miller, (of Mar- 
tick,) David McKuight, John Gloninger, and Robert Coleman, be 
directed to attend Council as witnesses, on the same day. 

Ordered, That notice be given to the Judges of the second, fifth, 
and sixth districts, of the time appointed for a hearing, who are 
also directed to attend Council. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of John Rey- 
nolds, for three hundred pounds, for apprehending & securing John 
Martin, according to proclamation of this Board dated the fifteenth 
day of May, 1784, who was afterwards convicted of a robbery upon 
Thomas Learning, and executed according to his sentence. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, November 17th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

Jonathan Hoge, John Woods, 

Charles Biddle, John Neville, 

Richard McCallister, Isaac Meason. 
Stephen Balliot, 

Mr. Moore and Mr. Smiley, a committee from tne General As- 
sembly, attended, and signified the desire of the House to postpone 
the conference with Council on the Wioming business untill to- 
morrow at ten o'clock, which the Council agreed to. 

Henry Slaymaker, Michael Hubley, John Gloningher, Jonathan 
McClure, Moses Irwin, and Patrick Ewing, Esquires, were ap- 
pointed and commissioned to be Justices of the County Court of 
Common Pleas in and for the county of Lancaster. 

A dedimus potestatem was issued to Thomas Scott and Thomas 
Stokely, Esquires? of the county for Washington. 



MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, November 18th, 1784, 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Hon'ble James Irvine, Esq'r, Vice Preaid't 

John McDowell, Jonathan Hoge, ^ 

Charles Biddle, John Neville, ( -^ 

Richard McAlister, Isaac IVIeason, and [ 7 

Stephen Balliot, John Wood, j 

Mr. Moore and Mr. Smiley attended, and informed the Council 
that the House was ready to confer with Council respecting the 
disturbances between the Connecticut settlers and Pennsylvania 
claimants: Whereupon, the Council met the General Assembly in 
the Assembly room r agreeably to the request of the House, and a 
free conference was held on the business before mentioned. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, November 19th, 1784. 
present : 
The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 
Charles Biddle, John McDowell, "\ 

Jonathan Hoge, Isaac Meason, and [ ^, 

Stephen Balliotfc, John Woods, ^quires. 

John Neville, J 

Upon consideration of the complaint against the late election of 
Justices of the Peace for the district of the townships of Oxford, 
East and West Nottingham, in the county of Chester, it was 

Ordered. That Joseph Lucky, David Mackey, and William Hazlet, 
Esquires, Justices of the Peace for the said county, or any two of 
them, be directed to call before them David Watt, Sen'r, David Watt, 
Jun'r, John West, Robert Hogg, Philip Scott, John Pew, John 
Junkcn, Joseph Mordack, William Barrett, Richard Lowney, Wil- 
liam Pinkerton, John Pinkerton, Van Boysal, Captain John 
Thompson, Thomas Whiteside, and David Junkin, and receive their 
testimony concerning the said election ; and that they transmit the 
said testimony, uuder their hands and seals, to this Council, as 
soon as may be. 

Thomas Stokely, Esquire, was commissioned to be Register of 
the Probate of Witys and granting letters of administration, and 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 261 

Recorder of Deeds in the county of Washington, in consequence of 
an appointment to those offices by the General Assembly. 

Frederick Limback, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned 
to be a Justice of the County Court of Common Pleas in and for 
the county of Northampton. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, November 20th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President, 
The Honorable Jamee Ievine, Esquire, Vice President. 
John McDowell, Richard McAlister, 



Esquires. 



Jonathan Hoge., Charles Biddle, and 

Stephen Balliot, John Woods, 

Isaac Meason, 

Th<3 following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, vizt : 

In favor of Michael Beaver, for thirty pounds two shillings and 
three pence, State money, and in favor of George Bloss, for the 
fiuin ot forty-six pounds eight shillings and five pence, like money, 
in fuli for principal and interest due upon their several certificates 
for horses furnished for public use. 

In favor of Paul Knows, for the sum of two pounds fifteen shil- 
lings, State money, in full of his certificate for provisions furnished 
as aforesaid,, the said orders to be paid according to resolution of 
Assembly dated the eighth day of April, 1782. 

In favor of Francis Bailey, for three hundred and sixty pounds 
ten shillings and eleven pence half penny specie, in full of his ac- 
count for printing the public accounts until the twenty-third day 
of October, 1784, according to the Comptroller General's report. 

In lavor of William Mackey, for fifty pounds specie 9 to be de- 
ducted from his certificate for the depreciation of his pay, according 
to the Comptroller General's report, and the resolution of Assem- 
bly dated the day of September, 1784. 

A resolution of the General Assembly of the 16th instant, ap- 
pointing Joseph Reed, Cadwallader Morris, William Montgomery, 
Joseph Gardner, and William Henry, Esquires, to represent this 
State in the Congress of the United States for the ensuing year, 
was read ; and 

Ordered, To be filed. 

A letter from tbe Commissioners on Indian Affairs, informing 
Council that they have compleated their negotiations with the Six 
Nations, and are on their waj r to Guyahaugo, to meet the Western 



262 MINUTES OF THE 

Indians, and inclosing the answer of the Six Nations to the Com- 
missioners' speech of the twenty-third day of October, 1784, was 
read. 

George Baird, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to be a 
Justice of the County Court of Common Pleas, in and for the county 
of Westmoreland. 



«- Esquires. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, November 22d, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
John McDowell, Jonathan Hoge, 

Charles Biddle, Isaac Meason, 

Stephen Balliot, John Neville, and 

Richard McAlister, Daniel Hiester, 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the accounts of Jacob 
Essig, Baltzer Steally, Abraham Shell hamer and George Blossin, 
for provisions furnished for public use, being the ballances of their 
respective certificates, were read and approved. 

A letter was written to the Honorable the Congress of the United 
States, inclosing a copy of the sentence against Charles Julian de 
Longchamps for an infraction of the law of Nations, and an assault 
and battery upon the Barbe de Marbois. 

Also, a letter to the delegates of Pennsylvania upon the same 
subject, in which was inclosed the letter to Congress. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, November 23rd, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
John McDowell, Richard McCalister, "| 

Charles Biddle, Isaac Meason, 

Stephen Balliot, John Neville, f> Esquires. 

Jonathan Hoge, John Woods, and 

George Wall, Jun'r, Daniel Hiester, J 

Upon the petition of George Davis and William Connor, con- 
victed of horse stealing in the county of Philadelphia, it was 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 263 

Ordered, That the several fines adjudged to be paid to the use 
of the State by the said George Davis and William Connor, be re- 
mitted. 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the following accounts, 
were read and approved : 

Of George Smith, Esquire, late Agent for Forfeited Estates in 
the county of Philadelphia. 

Of Alexander McClean, Esquire, Prothonotary of the county of 
York, for monies arising from tavern and marriage licences, and 
the tax upon writs in the said county. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, November 24th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
"J 'he Honorable James Irvine Esquire, Vice President. 

John McDowell, George Wall, Junior, ""} 
Stephen Balliott, Richard McAlister, 
Jonathan Hoge, Isaac Meason, V Esquires- 
Charles Biddle, John Woods, and 
John Neville, Daniel Hiester, J 

Upon the petition of Jacob Glaus, convicted of keeping a tipling 
house in the county of Bucks, and sentenced to pay a flae of ten 
pounds to the use of the Commonwealth, it was 

Ordered, That the said fine be remitted. 

Upon the petition of Jane Hammersly, convicted of stealing a 
mare in the county of Lancaster, and a recommendation in his 
favor from the Prothonotary of the said county, it was 

Ordered, That in consideration of his youth, a pardon be granted 
to him, and he is hereby pardoned accordingly. 



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The Council met. 



Philadelphia, Thursday, November 25th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

John McDowell, Daniel Hiester, "1 

Stephen Balliot, Isaac Meason, 

Richard McAlister, John Neville, and ^Esquires. 

George Wall, Jun'r, John Woods, 



Jonathan Hoge, 



j 



The Comptroller General's reports upon the followiug accounts 
were read and approved, vizt: 

Of Thomas Cheyney, Esquire, as Sub-Lieutenant of Chester 
county, from iWarch, 1777, until March, 1780. 

Of do. from March, 1780, until April, 1783. 

Of Owen Biddle, Esquire, for cash expended in the purchase of 
military stores, cloathing for the army, expenses of the salt works 
in 1776, &c. &c. 

Of Jacob Samuel Howell, Esquire, for monies received as tun- 
nage office, from the eighth of April until the thirtieth of August, 
1784. 

Of Charles Wilson Peale, late Agent of Confiscated Estates in 
the city of Philadelphia. 

Of Walter Shee, Esquire, deceased, late Collector of Tunnage, 
and the duty upon negroes. 

Of William Lyon, Esquire, ProthonotBry of the county of Cum- 
berland, for the tax upon writs from January until July, 1784. 

Of Richard Hall, for a rifle gun lost in the public service in 
Washington county. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Hon- 
orable Richard McCallister, Esquire, for the sum of twenty-eight 
pounds, in full for attendance in Council until the twenty-sixth in- 
gtanth inclusively. 

This day being appointed for a hearing upon the complaint of 
Abraham Dehuff, Jacob Reigart, Paul JZantzinger, Joseph Hubley, 
Jacob Graeff, Adam Reigart and James Ross, and others, against 
the late election in the second, fifth and sixth districts, in the 
county of Lancaster, the parties did not attend; whereupon the 
hearing was postponed until Saturday at ten o'clock. 



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The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, November 26th, 1784. 
present : 
The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 
The Honorable John McDowell, Isaac Meason, "| 

Stephen Balliot, John Neville, 

Charles Biddle, John Woods, and J> Esq'ra. 

Richard JVlcCallister, Daniel Hiester, 
Jonathan Hoge, 

Upon re-considering the account of James ReynoHs, for a picture 
frame in burnished gold, for the portrait of his Excellency General 
Washington, and pasting, varnishing and putting four maps on 
rollers, an order was directed to issue in his favor upon the Trea- 
surer, for thirty-nine pounds ten shillings specie, in full of the said 
account. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of Colonel 
Joseph Hart, late Lieutenant of the county of Bucks, from March 
the first until the eighth of November, 1783, was read and ap- 
proved. 

Upon the petition of Andrew Le Blanc, convicted of assaulting 
and stabbing Francis Willson, in the county of Philadelphia, it was 
Ordered, That the fine of one hundred pounds, to which the said 
Andrew Le Blanc was sentenced for the said offence, be remitted, 
on condition that he depart this State within one month from the 
time he is discharged from his confinement, and not return again. 
Upon the petition of James Monk and John Kane, convicted of 
a riot in the city of Philadelphia, it was 

Ordered, That the respective fines of the said James Monk and 
John Kane, be remitted. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, November 27th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
John McDowell; Isaac Meason, ^ 

Charles Biddle, John Neville, I ^ 

Stephen Balliot, John Woods, and \ " 

Jonathan Hoge, Daniel Hiester, J 

Upon the petition of Thomas A. Mount, convicted of larceny in 
the city of Philadelphia, it was 



266 MINUTES OF THE 

Ordered, That the fine adjudged to be paid to the use of the 
State by the said Thomas A. Mount, be remitted. 

The Council proceeded to a hearing upon the complaint against 
the late elections in the second, fifth, and fifth districts, of the 
county of Lancaster, when William McCullough, was examined 
touching the irregularities complained of in the fifth district. 

Note. — It did not appear to Council that the Judges and lnspec« 
tors of the second district of Lancaster county had notice to at- 
tend, therefore, no hearing was had with respect to the irregulari- 
ties complained of at the election in the s'd district. 



Esquires. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, November 29th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

John McDowell, Isaac Meason, 

Charles Biddle, John Neville, 

Stephen Balliot, John Woods, and 

Jonathan Huge, Daniel Hiester, 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of George 
Campbell, Esquire, for six pounds fifteen shillings, to be paid to 
Robert Galbraith, and James Hamilton, being the fees allowed to 
them for engaging in the cause depending between the Common- 
wealth and the sureties of Charles Cessna, late of Bedford county, 
and the expence of a writ of certiorari, according to the Comptrol- 
ler's report. 

Upon the petition of Moses Moore, convicted in the county of 
Chester of fornication and bastardy, and a recommendation in his 
favor, it was 

Ordered, That the fine of ten pounds to which he was sentenced 
by the Court, be remitted. 

Henry Bailor, John Gloningher, Esquire, William Crabb, and 
Henry Moore, witnesses adduced to support the complaint against 
the late elections in the fifth and sixth districts of Lancaster county, 
were severally sworn and examined respecting the frauds and abuses 
said to have been committed at the said elections. 



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The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, November 30th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
John McDowell, Isaac Meason, "l 

Charles Biddle, John Neville, I-™ . 

Stephen Balliot, John Woods, and ( ^ 

Jonathan Hoge, Daniel Hiester, J 

The following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, vizt : 

In favor of Ensign James Scoby, for ninety pounds six shillings 
and one penny specie; eighty-six pounds one shilling and one 
penny of which is due to him for rations while a prisoner, and the 
remainder, being four pounds five shillings, for a gun lost in the pub- 
lic service, according to the Comptroller General's report, to be 
paid out of the arrears of the eighteen penny tax in the counties 
of Northampton, Cumberland, Bedford, Westmoreland, and Wash- 
ington, appropriated by resolution of the General Assembly of the 
first of April, 1782, for the defence of the frontiers. 

In favor of the Honorable Stephen Balliott, Esquire, for the 
sum of twenty- six pounds five shillings specie, in full for his at- 
tendance in Council until this day, inclusively. 

In favor of the Honorable John McDowell, Esquire, for the sum 
of twenty-six pounds five shillings specie, until this day, inclu- 
sively, for his attendance in Council. 

The Council resumed the consideration of the several complaints 
against the late election in the county of Lancaster, and the evi- 
dence before them concerning the same; and the question, '•' Shall 
the election lately held in the county of Lancaster be set aside and 
a new election be ordered^" being put, was determined in the nega- 
tive. 

On consideration, 

Resolved, That John Whitehill, Esquire, is duly elected by a 
majority of votes to be Councillor for the county of Lancaster. 

The Council then took up the consideration of the said election 
so far as relates to the Sheriff and Coroners, and the question, who 
appears, from the evidence before the Council, to have the highest 
number of votes for the office of Sheriff next to Mr. Edwards, 
being put, it was determined in favor of Mr. Miller : Whereupon, 
the Council proceeded to the appointment of a Sheriff and Coroner 
for the county of Lancaster for the ensuing year, when Thomas 
Edwards, Esquire, was duly appointed Sheriff, and John Offner, 
Coroner of the said county; and they were commissioned accord- 



268 MINUTES OF THE 

On consideration, 

Ordered, That the Attorney General be directed to prosecute the 
persons concerned in the frauds at the late general election in the 
■county of Lancaster, & in order thereto, that he be furnished with 
a copy of the evidence taken before this Board, upon a hearing of 
the several complaints against the said election. 

Thomas Edwards, Esquire, offered Robert Coleman, and Paul 
Zantzinger, as sureties for the faithfull discharge of the duties of 
bis office of Sheriff for the county of Lancaster, according to law. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, December 1st, 1784, 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

John McDowell, Isaac Meason, 

Charles Biddle, John Neville, 



l 



Stephen Balliot, John Woods, and ^> Esquires. 

George Wall, Daniel Hiester, 

Jonathan Hoge, J 

A commission constituting Thomas Edwards, Esquire, High 
Sheriff of the county of Lancaster, being made out and laid on 
the table, it was 

Ordered, That the Vice President be desired to sign the same. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honora- 
ble Daniel Hiester, Esquire, for the sum of twenty-seven pounds 
two shillings and sis pence specie, in full for his attendance as 
Councillor untill the thirtieth day of November, 1784, inclusively. 

A letter from Paul Phipps, Esquire, of Kingston in Jamaica, 
inclosing the examination of Benjamin Johnston, concerning the 
late piracies and robberys upon the high seas by Vlaurice Keating, 
and others, was received and read in Council ; upon which it was 

Ordered, That the said examination be published. 

The accounts of Nicholas Young for repairs in the Secretary's 
office, of Seymour Hart and Peter Brown, for boards, scantling, 
and iron work, furnished to Mr. Young for making said repairs, and 
of Jacob Stremback, for putting in sixteen panes of glass, and 
painting the sash, amouuting in the whole to five pounds seven 
shillings and seven pence, were read and approved ; and 

Ordered, To be paid out of the Secretary's fees received in his 
office. 



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The following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer,, vizt : 

In favor of the Honorable Charles Biddle, Esquire, for thirty- 
four pounds specie, in full for his attendance as Councillor until 
the thirtieth of November, 1784, inclusively, and his mileage. 

In favor of Frederick Sneider, for twenty pounds and nine pence, 
being the ballance due upon his account for firewood furnished for 
the use of Council, and for the Secretary's office, and also for his 
"wages as Doorkeeper until the thirtieth day of November, 1784 ; 
inclusively. 

A draft of a message from Council to the General Assembly was 
laid before Council, and the same being read, was adopted, as fol- 
lows, and presented by the Secretary to the General Assembly : 

A message from the President and the Supreme Executive Council 
to the General Assembly. 

Gentlemen : — The inclosed papers,, and several circumstances 
similar to those mentioned therein, shew the propriety of appoint- 
ing an officer to the care of estates, real and personal, which de- 
volve to the Commonwealth in the nature of escheats. 

We entertain some doubts respecting our authority to make such 
an appointment without tbe approbation of the General Assem- 
bly. 

JOHN DICKINSON. 

Council Chamber, Philadelphia, December 1st. 1784„ 



The Council met* 

Philadelphia, Thursday, December 2nd, 1784, 
present ; 
Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Yice President 
John M'Dowell, Isaac Meason, "j 

Charles Biddle, John Neville, 

Stephen Balliot, John Woods, and ^Esquires. 
Jonathan Hoge, Daniel Heister, 



George Wall, 



j 



An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of James Dan- 
can for the sum of thirty-nine pounds one shilling and three pence 
specie, in full for his services as Clerk in the Comptroller General^ 
office until the thirtieth day of November^ 1784, inclusively. 

A report from Henry Slay maker and William Boyd, of the evi- 
dence taken by them concerning the disputed elec;ion of Justices 
for the district of Bart and Colerain, in the county of Lancaster, 
in pursuance of the order of this Board of the first of September* 
1784 ; was read ) and the same being considered, it was 



270 MINUTES OF THE 

Ordered, That the complaint against the said election be dis- 
missed, and the commission to Joseph Miller be confirmed. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honora- 
ble John Woods, for the sum of twenty-nine pounds seven shillings 
and six pence specie, in full for his attendance in Council until the 
thirtieth of November, 1784, inclusively, and his mileage coming 
to Philadelphia. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, December 3rd, 1784. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
John McDowell, Isaac Meason, "1 

Charles Biddle, John Neville, J y 

Stephen Balliot, John Woods, and \ jS ^- 

Jonathan Hoge, Daniel Hiester, J 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Peter Burk- 
holder, for the sum of five pounds, State money, in full of his cer- 
tificate for provisions furnished for public use, to be paid out of the 
fund appropriated by resolution of the General Assembly dated the 
eighth day of April, 1782. 

Timothy Taylor and Joshua Anderson reported to Council the 
evidence taken by them concerning the disputed election of Justi- 
ces for the district of Milfordaud Kichard townships, in the county 
of Bucks, and the same being read and considered, it was 

Ordered, That the complaint be dismissed, and that Greorge 
Weickart, Esquire, be appointed and commissioned to be a Justice 
of the Peace for the said county of Bucks. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, December 4th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President, 
The Honorable James Irvine Esquire, Vice President. 
John McDowell, Isaac Mcason, "*| 

Charles Biddle, John Neville, and I -p 

Stephen Balliot), Daniel Heister, [ ' 

Jonathan Hoge, J 

A letter from Charles Thomson, Esquire, informed that the Uni- 
ted States, in Congress assembled, have elected his Excellency Rich- 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 271 

ard Henry Lee, Esquire, to be their President for the ensuing year, 
was read and filed. 

A draft of a message to the General Assembly was laid before 
Council, and the same being read and considered, was adopted, as 
follows, and presented by the Secretary, vizt : 

*A message from the President and the Supreme Executive Coun- 
cil to the General Assembly. 

Gentlemen :— Having received authentic intelligence that a pur- 
chase has lately been made by our Commissioners from the Six Na- 
tions, of all the lands not before bought from them, within the limits of 
this State, and having reason to believe that the purchase will soon 
be compleated by a conveyance from the Western Indians of their 
right ; our attention has been turned towards the execution of two 
laws depending upoQ such an equitable establishment of our boun- 
daries, we mean an act entitled "An Act for the sale of certain 
lands therein mentioned," &ca., passed the twelfth day of March, 
1783, and the act intitled "An Act for opening the Land office," 
&ca., passed the first day of April, 1784. 

The principles of these laws we generally and highly approve, 
but as we think some alterations proper for producing all the bene- 
ficial effects intended by the Legislature, we earnestly wish your 
revision and amendment of them. 

In considering these laws, objects of immense importance to the 
good people of Pennsylvania, and their posterity, are brought into 
view. 

It appears, by a state of the public debts which we have received 
from the Comptroller General, and now inclosed, that there are up- 
wards of two millions and a half of dollars due by the Common- 
wealth, and more than five millions and a half due to citizens 
and inhabitants of this State by the United States. By a judicious 
disposition of the lands directed to be sold for certificates, &ca., by 
the laws before mentioned, and to be paid down, very large por- 
tions of these incumbrances might be discharged, and the people of 
this Commonwealth be enabled to bear, without distress, the taxes 
that might then be necessarily required from them. 

On the other hand, we think it our duty to observe, that by the 
best information we can obtain, and upon the fullest deliberation, 
we are all perfectly convinced that if a fund is first established by 
this State for payment of the interest of the said debts, or of either 
species of them in general, the sale ot the lands, from which such 
great advantages have been expected, will afford but an inconsidera- 
ble relief to our constituents from their burthens. 

On the former plan, the consideration for the lands would be 
immediately received by the Commonwealth, and the demands to 
that amount be at once extinguished. On the latter, or funding 
system, the lands would only sell for low prices, and if credit should 
then be given to the purchasers, their payments of principal or 



272 MINUTES OF THE 

interest could never be relied upon as a supply. They would be 
slow, irregular, and perhaps not to be obtaiued but by compulsion. 
Multitudes of persons, in distant parts of the State, would be in- 
volved in the same circumstances ; the cause would be common ; 
might therefore, excite combinations and disturb the public peace. 

Other mischiefs, and as great as the foregoing, will, in our 
opinion, attend the adoption of the funding system at preseut. & 
heavy load of taxation must instantly fall upon the freeholders and 
other inhabitants of this Republic. It would be some consolation 
if it was likely that they could see an end of it. But we judge it 
will pass to their descendants for ages, as an inheritance that in 
many instances will eat out any estates which they can leave to 
them. 

As to the consequences of dealing in funds, they are well known. 
They are such us it is certain every wise State ought to make vigo* 
rous exertions for reducing them into as small a compass as is pos- 
sible. 

The generous and benevolent temper of Pennsylvanians might be 
more reconciled to these evils, if they could be persuaded that such 
extraordinary efforts must be made for relieving widows, orphans, 
and worthy citizens, whose situation in life was rendered uncom- 
fortable by the application of their property to the use of their 
country, or for assisting the original holders of other certificates, or 
their legal representatives. But efforts of this extent are not 
requisite for the attainment of these ends. The Legislature has 
heretofore adverted to such respectable claims. We refer to the 
act intitled "An Act for providing the quota of Fcederal supplies, 
&ca.," passed the first day of March, 1783, and a supplement to it, 
passed the twenty-fifth day of September in that year, and to an 
act entitled "An Act to appropriate certain monies arising from the 
excise/' &ca., passed the same day of March, and a supplement to 
it, passed the twentieth day of September, in the same year. It is 
an indisputable truth, that a very large number of certificates have 
been bought for a very trifling part of the sums mentioned in them, 
from those to whom they were issued. If these purchasers are to 
receive six per cent, interest upon the nominal sums contained in 
their certificates, they will frequently, and we believe generally, 
receive from forty to fifty per cent, interest annually, on the specie 
which they actually paid for them, besides the rise in the value of 
the principals; and persons who were obliged to take the certificates 
from the public instead of gold and silver, and afterwards to sell 
them because the public did not pay them, must bear their propor- 
tion of taxes for converting them into gold and silver, in the hands 
of such purchasers. 

If the hardship of these cases is to be aggravated to the first 
owners, it will, by reflecting that the buyers of the certificates, in 
all probability, were led by general conversation on the subject, 
and by the tenor of our laws, to contemplate the laying them out 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 273 

in purchasing lands from the State, without any expectation of re- 
ceiving an annual interest of six per cent, in specie for the sums 
specified in thetn. Thus, while some will be suddenly elevated to 
great wealth, others will be proportionally depressed, the rewards 
of industry being transferred by this fluctuation from the latter to 
the former. 

There is another circumstance connected with this subject, and 
deserving notice. It is easy to foresee how the certificates will rise 
m value when they are funded. Very many freeholders in differ- 
ent parts of the State, and particularly at a distance from the city, 
who mean only to form moderate settlements for themselves and 
their children, have not yet taken out patents for their lands, tho' 
payments may be made in certificates. The presumption is that 
they have none. 

The possessors of certificates will have all these and unquestiona- 
bly many widows and orphans at their mercy, and may tax them 
at discretion. A dealer in land and certificates may have got a 
township cheaper than in such case one of these persons can get a 
small plantation. 

When we pursue our enquiries respecting a general funding plan 
by this State in its relation to the Confederation, our concern in- 
creases. 

Congress has been faithfully labouring since the conclusion of 
the war, to give efficacy and permanency to the arrangements of 
peace. Prudence and the true interest of America, must produce 
a just regard for the councils of that body. Without this regard, 
all the wisdom and virtue of these States will fail to make us a 
happy people. 

We consider the plan we have spoke of as interfering with 
Fcederal measures, and tending to weaken the Union". A treaty 
has been held with the Indians, and a large territory ceded by them. 
The Commissioners have proceeded to another. The lands acquired 
will be disposed of, and other steps will be taken to support the 
National faith and honor. Let us hope that they will be sup- 
ported ; at least let us not declare to the world that they are des- 
perate. 

We cannot forbear to mention our apprehensions that such a 
plan will exceed the ability of the Commonwealth, and injure its 
credit • and that we shall be likely to involve ourselves in greater 
difficulties than our proportion of the common debt will occasion. 
The duties upon importations have been encouraging, but your 
Honorable House will truly weigh the variety of events that are 
combined with that delicate subject. 

If Pennsylvania shall take up one load we think too heavy for 
her, and be able to bear it in time of profound tranquility, w^ 
should endeavour to anticipate her situation if that tranquility 
shall be interrupted. 

VOL. XIV. — 18. 

4 



274 MINUTES OF THE 

We will only add upon this point, that by the act before* men- 
tioned. 4< for providing the quota of Fcederal supplies," &ea... a tax 
of six hundred dollars was laid, one half payable in the Treasurer's 
notes, to be issued to citizens of this State who were public credi- 
tors. Of this half, about one hundred and sixty thousand dollars- 
only were accordingly issued, and of these, which ougbfc to have- 
been all redeemed on the first day of last July, there yet remains 
a ballance of about seventy thousand dollars unredeemed. 

Called upon by the Constitution, by the Confederation, and by 
our affection for the Commonwealth, to offer what information we 
can upon affairs of so much moment, we ardently wish your Hon- 
orable House may join with us in opinion, that it is proper, first 
to relieve the citizens whose circumstances demand the mo^t imme- 
diate attention ; next to dispose of the lands belonging to the State 
to the best advantage; allow time for the United States to carry 
into effect their measures for the benefit of the Union ; and then 
to provide for paying principal and interest to the public creditors 
who remain unsatisfied, in such manner as shall by the Legislature 
be judged equitable and advisable. 

JOHN DICKINSON. 

Council Chamber, Philadelphia, December 4th, 1784, 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, December 6th, 17S4. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President, 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

John M'Dowell, Mr. Balliot, ~) 

Jonathan Hoge, Charles Biddle, and K« 

Isaac Meason, Daniel Hiester, f 

John Neville, J 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the following accounts 
were read and approved. 

Of George Graff, Esquire, as Collector of excise in the county 
of Northampton, from the twentieth of June, 17S2, until! the 
twentieth day of June, 1784. 

Upon the surplus certificates of George Clouse, Jacob Wilhelm, 
Peter Evenrider, John Close, Matthias Albert, John Hardwerk, 
and Peter Hardwerk. 

A draft of a message to the General Assembly was laid before 
the Council, and the same being read and considered, was adopted 
as follows, and presented by the Secretary, vizt : 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 275 

*tf Message from the President and the Supreme Executive Coun- 
cil to the General Assembly : 

Gentlemen :— -The President having reported in Council a con- 
versation between General Washington and himself respecting 
Mr. Thomas Paine, we have thereby been induced to take the ser- 
vices and situation of that gentleman at this time into our particu- 
lar consideration. 

Arriving in America just before the war broke out, he com- 
menced his residence here, and became a citizen of this Common- 
wealth hy taking the oath of allegiance at a very early period. 

So important and disinterested were his services during the late 
contest, that those persons whose own merits in the course of it 
have been the most distinguished, concur with a highly honorable 
unanimity in entertaining sentiments of esteem for him and inter- 
esting themselves in his deserts. 

It is unnecessary for us to enlarge on this subject. If the Gen- 
eral Assembly shall be pleased to appoint a Committee, they will 
receive information that we doubt not will in every respect prove 
satisfactory. 

We confide that you, gentlemen, will then feel that the attention 
of Pennsylvania is drawn to Mr. Paine by motives equally grateful 
to the human heart and reputable to the republic 5 and that you 
will join with us in opinion, that a suitable acknowledgment of 
his eminent services and a proper provision towards a continuance 
of them in an independent manner, should be made on the part of 
this State. 

JOHN DICKINSON. 

Council Chamber, Philadelphia, December 6th, 1784. 

A letter dated this day from the Managers of the State Lottery 
was read. 

A certificate from the Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace 
for the county of Washington, was read, stating the petition of a 
number of people resident within the township of Peters, for a di- 
vision of the same, and recommending that a division shall take 
place accordingly, and that the part so taken from Peters shall form 
a new township by the name of Dickinson township, and be intitled 
to a choice of a Justice of the Peace. 



The Council met. 

Tuesday, Philad'a, December 7th, 1784. 
present : 
As yesterday. 



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The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, December 8th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Yice President. 
John Neville, Jonathan Hoge, ") 

Charles Biddle, Stephen Balliot, and I Esquires. 

Isaac Meason, Daniel Hiester, J 

Agreeably to the Comptroller General's reports of this morning, 
the following orders were drawn upon the treasury. 

In favor of John Thompson, for the sum of sixty-two pounds 
seventeen shillings and nine pence, State money, for a horse fur- 
nished for public use by Jane Brackenridge, who assigned to said 
Thompson. 

In favor of Joseph Keller, for the sum of twenty-seven pounds 
fourteen shillings and five pence State money, for a mare furnished 
by him for public service. 

In favor of the Honorable George Bryan, Esquire, for the sum 
of three pounds ten shillings specie, ballance of his account as a 
member of the Council of Censors. 

In favor of the heirs of George Ross, Esquire, deceased, for the 
sum of seven pounds eleven shillings and eight pence specie, being 
the ballance due upon a settlement of his accounts as Judge of the 
Court of Admiralty. 

A letter from Charles- -Helsted, Esquire, Consul of Sweden, 
accompanied by an act of Congress, requesting that an exequatur 
or notification of his quality as such, be furnished by this Common- 
wealth, was read, and an order taken agreeably. 

A return of Justices of the Peace elected for the district of the 
townships of Heidleberg and Elizabeth in the county of Lancaster, 
was read, and a commission directed to issue to Henry Scheffer, 
Enquire, as a Justice of the Peace for the said county. 

A letter to the Speaker of the General Assembly, was read and 
adopted, as follows, vizt : 

In Council, Philadelphia, December 8th, 1784. 

Sir : — We think it proper to inform your Honorable House, 
that orders have been lately given for the march of the troops at 
Wioming to their respective homes, which we have reason to be- 
lieve took place on the twentieth day of last month. 
I am with great respect, sir, 

your most obedient and very humble servant, 

JOHN DICKINSON. 
Honorable the Speaker of the General Assembly. 



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The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, December 9th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

Stephen Balliot, Isaac Meason, *] 

Jonathan Hoge, Charles Biddle, ! ^ 

John Woods, Daniel Hiester, and f ^ s( i mres - 

John Neville, John M'Dowell, J 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of John Nichol- 
son, Esquire, for the sum of five hundred pounds, State money, 
for the discharge of a third part of depreciation due to the line of 
this Commonwealth. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Isaac Mea- 
son, Esquire, for the sum of thirty-five pounds ten shillings, in full 
for his attendance in Council untill the ninth instant inclusively, 
and his mileage coming to Philadelphia, 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, December 10th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine Esquire, Vice President. 

Charles Biddle, Isaac Meason, 

Jonathan Hoge, John Neville, 

John Woods, John McDowell, and 

Stephen Balliot, Daniel Hiester. 

The prayer of the respective petitions of Margaret Standley and 
John Morgan, convicted of larceny, and now confined in the jail of 
this city, were granted upon the interposition of the Court, vizt : 
The fine of one pound fifteen shillings, and the corporal punish- 
ment of fifteen lashes, to which the former was sentenced, and the 
fine of six pounds imposed upon the latter, were remitted. 

The petition of Patrick Fowler was referred to Major North,. and 
that of Captain Jacob Vanderslice kept under consideration. 



► Esquires. 



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The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, December 11th, 1784. 

present : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

Jonathan Hoge, John Woods, 

Charles Biddle, John McDowell, and 

Stephen Balliot, Daniel Hiester, 
John Neville, 

The Comptroller General's reports of December the ninth, upon 
the accounts of George Graff, Esquire, Collector of excise for the 
county of Lancaster, and Gerardus Wynlioop, Esquire, Collector of 
Excise for the county of Bucks, were read and approved. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of David Desh- 
ler, for the sum of thirty pounds nine shillings and nine pence 
specie, agreeably to the Comptroller General's report of October 
first, 1783. 

Note. — That the Treasurer be directed to negotiate the discharge 
of this order with John Sigfriedt, late a Sheriff of Northampton 
county, from monies now in his hands, arising from the forfeitures 
of non-jurors, agreeably to law. See page 125 of the Pennsylvania 
Laws. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Captain Na- 
thaniel Gait, late of the armed boat Argus, for the sum of fifty-five 
pounds eleven shillings and six pence; this order to be negotiated 
as the preceding order. 

The petition of Jacob VaDderslice, with the papers inclosed, were 
referred to the Attorney General. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, December 13th, 1784. 

present : 

Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

John McDowell, Jonathan Hoge, ") 

Stephen Balliot, Charles Biddle, I ™ , 

Daniel Hiester, John Neville, and ( * 

John Woods, Isaac Meason, J 

The petition of Henry M'Dowell, convicted of horse stealing, 
was read, and an order taken that the cropping, which makes a part 
of the sentence against him, be remitted. 



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A resolution of the House, authorizing the appointment of three 
or more Commissioners for the purpose of determining the property 
of this Commonwealth in the islands, &ca., in the river Delaware, 
was read. 

Upon motion, it was 

Ordered, That the Commission of Justice of the Court of Com- 
mon Pleas for the county of Montgomery, do issue to Henry 
Scheeta, Esquire, 

The Comptroller General's report of the eleventh instant, upon 
the accounts of Frederick A. Muhlenberg, Esquire, was read, and 
an order drawn upon the Treasurer for the sum of twenty-nine 
pounds five shillings, being the ballance due to him upon his account 
for attendance in the Council of Censors, and superintendance of 
the Pfess. 

A letter from William Bradford, Esquire, Attorney General of 
the State, upon the case of Jacob Vanderslice, agreeably to the 
order of Council of the eleventh instant, was read, and a resolution 
taken that it be referred to the General Assembly. 

A petition from a number of inhabitants of the townships of 
Bockland, Hereford, and East District, stating their distance from 
any Justice of the Pleas, and praying that Paul Gro?cup, Esquire, 
already a Justice of the Peace, may be appointed a Justice of the 
Court of Common Pleas also, was read, and an order taken that a 
Commission should issue, agreeably to their request. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, December 14th, 1784. 
present: 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
John McDowell, John Woods, "") 

Jonathan Hoge, Charles Biddle, I -™ . 

John Neville, Daniel Hiester, and f ^ 

Isaac Meason, Stephen Balliot, J 

Upon the petition of Anne Foster, it was 

Ordered, That the fine of ten pounds, imposed upon her for 
keeping a tippling house, be remitted. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the accounts of William 
Scott, Esquire, Lieutenant of the county of York, of the tenth in- 
stant., was read and approved. 



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A draft of a message to the General Assembly was laid before 
the Board, which being read and considered, was adopted as follows, 
and presented by the Secretary, vizt : 

A Message from the President and the Supreme Executive Coun- 
cil to the General Assembly. 

Gentlemen : — Having been officially engaged in considering 
the act entitled " An Act to carry into immediate effect the reso- 
lutions of the United States, in Congress assembled, for adjusting 
the claims of individuals of this Commonwealth, against the Uni- 
ted States," passed the first instant ; and the resolutions of Con- 
gress of the twentieth of February, 1782, and the third of June, 
1784, therein referred to as its foundation, we observe a mode 
adopted by this State, different from the resolutions agreed to by 
the United States, in Congress assembled. 

We, therefore, esteem ourselves in duty bound to make this rep- 
resentation, and to request a free conference with your Honorable 
House upon an affair of so much moment. 

It may be proper on this occasion, to take notice that in the reso- 
lutions of Congress of the twentieth day of February, referred to 
by the said act, there is a recommendation concerning " the final 
settlement of the proportion to be borne by each State, of the gen- 
eral expencesof the war, from the commencement thereof until the 
first day of Jannary, 1782, except the money loaned to the United 
States," but has not been proceeded upon by this State. 

JOHN DICKINSON. 

Council Chamber, Philadelphia, December the fourteenth, 1784. 

A draft of a letter to the Governor of the State of New Jersey, 
advising him of the resolutions of Assembly of the tenth of De- 
cember, 1784, (read in Council yesterday,) was brought in by the 
President and adopted, 

A resolution of the General Assembly was presented and read, 
advising that eleven o'clock to-morrow was assigned as the time of 
the conference requested in the message of yesterday, and Assem- 
bly room the place of it. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 2S1 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, December 15th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
The Hon'ble John M'Dowell, Charles Biddle, S 

George Wall, Junior, John Woods, {>Esauires 

Stephen Balliot, Daniel Hiester, and f * 
Jonathan Hoge, John Neville, J 

George Weickart, Esquire, of the county of Bucks, was this day 
appointed a Justice of the Court of Common Pleas for the said 
county, and commissioned accordingly. 

The conference with the House took place agreeably to the ap- 
pointment of yesterday. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, December 16th, 1784. 
present :• 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
George Wall, Jun'r, Stephen Balliot, 
Charles Biddle, Jonathan Hoge, 

Daniel Hiester, John Woods, and > Esquires* 

John Boyd, John McDowell, 

John Neville, 
Several resolutions of the House of the fifteen th instant^ on the 
memorial of Timothy Matlack, Esquire, were read, and the follow- 
ing letter sent to the House in consequence. 

In Co¥ncil ? > 
Philadelphia, December l§th 7 1784. £ 

Gentlemen : — We desire you will be pleased to return to us the 
papers relating to the accounts of Timothy Matlack, Esquire, here- 
tofore transmitted by us to the General Assembly, and such other 
papers in your possession as may contain material information upon 
that subject. 

I am with great respect, sir, your most obedient and very hum- 
ble servant, 

JOHN DICKINSON, 
The Hon'ble the Speaker of the General Assembly. 



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An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honora- 
ble John Neville, Esquire, for the sum of twenty-nine pounds fif- 
teen shillings, due to him for attendance in Council untill this day, 
inclusively. 

A memorial from the CommissioDers of the county of Montgome- 
ry, stating that hy the act for erecting the said county of Mont- 
gomery, the}' are empowered to purchase a tract of land, &ca., &ca., 
and that by the same act a certain proportion of the money which 
shall arise from the sale of the old prison and workhouse in this 
city, shall be appropriated to that purpose, &ca., therefore, praying 
that Council would take some steps to enable to fulfill their objects 
of the aforesaid, and their appointment under it, was read. 



Esquires. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, December 17th, 1784, 

PRESENT : 

Eis Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

John McDowell, Isaac Meason, 

George Wall, Junior, Stephen Balliot, 

Charles Biddle, John Woods, and 

John Neville, John Boyd, 
Daniel Hiester, 

A letter from Monsieur de Marbois, Consul General of France, 
upon the subject of his privileges, exemptions, &ca., was read. 

A petition from the inhabitants of the township of Germantown, 
representing the illegality of a late election of a Justice of the 
Peace held in that district, and praying the interposition of Coun- 
cil. 

A return of an election for Justices of the Peace for the district 
composed of the townships of Montgomery, Guinedth, and Hat- 
field, now in the county of Montgomery, was read, and Peter Evans, 
Esquire, was appointed a Justice of the Peace for the county of 
Montgomery. To this appointment was added the commission of 
.a Justice oi the Court of Common Pleas for the said county. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 283 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, December 18th, 1784. 
present: 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Yice President. 



John McDowell, 


Daniel Hiester, 


"1 


George Wall, Jun'r, 


Isaac Meason, 


I 


Charles Biddle, 


Stephen Balliot, 


J> Esquires. 


Jonathan Hoge, 


John Woods, and 


i 


John Neville, 


John Boyd, 


j 



A certificate of the identity of Amos Williams, mentioned in a 
proclamation of Council dated the tenth day of September, 1783, 
taken in North Carolina, by a certain Amos Bailey, and delivered 
into the jail of this city, was read. 

Upon which an order was drawn in favor of the said Bailey, for 
the sum of three hundred pounds specie, being the reward offered 
by law for the capture of the said Williams. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honora- 
ble Jonathan Hoge, Esquire, for the sum of forty pounds five shil- 
lings specie, being his account for attendance in Council untill this 
day^ inclusively. 

A resolution of the House of General Assembly of the 16th in- 
stant, desiring Council to state to Congress the many impediments 
which have so long obstructed the settlements of the public ac- 
counts of the citizens of this Commonwealth, and to request that 
two or more additional Commissioners be appointed to expedite that 
business. 

Council taking into consideration the letter of yesterday from 
Monsieur de Marbois; thereupon, 

Ordered, That the Collector of the Port of Philadelphia be in- 
formed that it is the sense of Council that the case of goods marked 
number eight, and lately imported from Le'Orient in the ship Le 
Port France, be forthwith delivered to Mr. Marbois. 

A draft of a letter in reply to that of Mr. De Marbois of the 
seventeenth instant, was read and adopted. 

A letter from Ephraim Blaine, Esquire, was read. 

A second petition from Mr. William Cavenough, was also read, 



284 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 



Philadelphia, Monday, December 20th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
John McDowell, Isaac Meason, "*| 

Charles Biddle, John Woods, l>Esauires 

Jonathan Hoge, George Wall, Jun'r, & j ' 

John Neville, Daniel Hiester, J 

The petition of Jacob Egolf, convicted of fornication, was read, 
upon which it was 

Ordered, That the fine of ten pounds, adjudged to be paid to 
the use of the State by the said Jacob Egolf, be remitted. 

Council taking into consideration the resolutions of the House 
of Assembly upon the case of Timothy Matlack, Esquire, the fol- 
lowing letter was sent to the Attorney General, vizt : 

In Council, Philadelphia, December 20th, 1784. 
Sir :■— It is the sense of Council that in the expected trial be- 
tween the Commonwealth and Timothy Matlack, Esquire, the 
agreement signed by you for the State, and by Mr. Sergeant for 
the defendant, should not be in any manner departed from. 

I am with great respect, Sir, your most obedient and very hum- 
ble servant, 

JOHN DICKINSON. 
To the Attorney General of the State. 

A letter from Monsieur de Marbois, dated the nineteenth instant, 
inclosing a resolution of Congress of the nineteenth December, was 
read. 

The following draught of a message to the General Assembly was 
read & adopted. 

A message from the President and the Supreme Executive Council 
of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the Representatives of 
the freemen of the said Commonwealth, in General Assembly 
met. 

Gentlemen : — Application has been made to us by the Com- 
missioners of the county of Montgomery, for the sale of the old 
jail and workhouse in the city, in pursuance of the powers 
vested in us by the law passed the twenty-eighth day of February, 
1780. 

It appears from the law for erecting the county of Montgomery, 
that a part of the money arising from such sale, proportionable to- 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 285 

the taxes paid by the said county, shall be applied by the Commis- 
sioners thereof in purchasing a piece of land, and building a Court 
House and Prison ; but we do not recollect any directions given by 
law in what manner the other part of the said money shall be ap- 
plied for the benefit of the city and county of Philadelphia. 

By a law passed the seventeenth day of February, 1762, a lot 
containing fifty feet in front, on the south side of Chesnut street, 
and seventy-three feet in depth on the west side of Fifth street, 
was appropriated to the use of the city for erecting a public build- 
ing to hold Court? of Common Halls, and another lot of the same 
front on Chesnutt street, and of the same depth on the east side 
of sixth street, to the use of the city and county of Philadelphia, 
for like purposes. 

We request you will be pleased to take these circumstances into 
consideration, and ascertain by law, how the money that may arise 
from the sale before mentioned, and belonging to the city and coun- 
ty of Philadelphia, shall be applied. 

It may be proper on this occasion, to inform the General Assem- 
bly that there are in our possession bonds and mortgages lately be- 
longing to the corporation of the city, to the amount of near fifteen 
hundred pounds, exclusive of interest for several years. 

JOHN DICKINSON. 

Council Chamber, Philadelphia, December 20th, 1784. 

A letter from Colonel Andrew Porter was read. 

A letter from James Pearson, stating that the money drawn by 
him from the Treasury, for repairing the State House, has been 
applied, and praying that an addition be granted. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, December 21st, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
John McDowell, John Boyd, "^ 

Isaac Meason, George Wall, junior, I ™ 

Jonathan Hoge, Charles Biddle, and f Es( l mres - 

John Neville, Daniel Hiester, J 

On the application of James Pearson, of yesterday, it was 
Ordered, That the sum of two hundred and sixty pounds be 
granted for the repair of the State House, according to resolution of 
General Assembly dated the twenty-second day of September, 1784. 



286 MINUTES OF THE 

And that forty pounds specie, be granted for the intended im- 
provement of the State House lott, agreeably to acts of General 
Assembly dated the twentieth day of February, 1735-6, and four- 
teenth day of May, 1762, and resolution of Assembly dated the 
twenty-fifth of Sept'r, 1783. 

A draft of a letter to Matthew Clarkson, Esquire, a manager of 
the State Lottery, in answer to his letter of the sixth, was read 
and adopted. 

A letter was received from the Secretary of Congress, inclosing 
a resolution of Congress of the nineteenth instant, and the note 
therein referred to, The inclosures. were transmitted to the Gen- 
eral Assembly. 

A letter from Colonel Blaine, received and read on the eighteenth 
instant, was this day referred to the officers of the Land Office, 
who were instructed to investigate the facts and make report upon 
them. 

The following letter was sent to the Attorney General : 

In Council, Philadelphia, December 21st, 1784. 

Sir : — Mr. Matlack having represented to us that the situation 
of his affairs requires a speedy determination of the points contest- 
ed between the State and him, we very earnestly desire that the 
action against him at the suit of the Commonwealth, may be deci- 
ded at the present sitting of the Supreme Court, and that you will 
use every effort in your power for this purpose. 

I am, sir, with much respect, your most obedient and humble 
servant, 

JOHN DICKINSON. 

The Attorney General. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Colonel An- 
drew Porter, Commissary to the Commissioners for running the 
south western boundary of this Commonwealth, for the sum of one 
hundred pounds specie, he to be accountable. 

A resolution was also taken that Colonel Porter be directed to 
make sale, at some convenient time and place, of the public horses 
lately employed in the service of the aforesaid Commissioners, and 
that the public waggons be housed for the winter, under his direc- 
tion. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 28/ 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, December 22nd, 1784. 

PRESENT I 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President, 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
John McDowell, John Boyd, ~] 

Isaac Meason, George Wall, junior, I w 

Jonathan Hoge, Charles Biddle, and C ^ 9( l uires - 

John Neville, Daniel Hiester, J 

The petition of William Cavenough, (supported by a general 
recommendation from the merchants of this city. &ca.,) praying 
to be appointed a Notary Public, and an order taken that the prayer 
of his petition be granted. 

Mr. Whitehill, elected a member of Council for the county of 
Lancaster, attended for the first time, and the oath of qualification, 
provided by the Constitution, being administered to him, he- was 
admitted to his seat. 

A report of the Trustees of Westmoreland county, pointing out 
a piece of ground, about four miles south of H anna's Town, and 
late the property of William Jack, as the most convenient place 
for building a Court House and Prison for the said county, was 
read, with a number of petitions for and against the confirmation 
of the same ; upon which it was determined that the said report 
be unapproved and rejected. 

A paper from Michael Huffnagle, Esquire, concerning the sale 
of confiscated property in Westmoreland, was read. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the surplus certificate of 
Peter Good was approved. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, December, 23rd, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire. 
John M'Dowell, John Boyd, 

Isaac Meason, George Wall, junior, 



Jonathan Hoge, Charles Biddle, and ^squires. 

John Neville, Daniel Hiester, J 

The Comptroller General's report upon the quarterly account of 
John Armstrong, jun'r, Esquire, as Secretary of Council, ending 
the twenty-fifth of September, 1784, was read and approved. 



288 MINUTES OF THE 

The report from the Pennsylvania Commissioners for determi- 
ning the south western boundary of this Commonwealth, inclosing 
the joint report of the said Commissioners and those appointed by 
the State of Virginia, were read. It was 

Resolved, That all the papers received from the State of Virgi- 
nia, upon the subject of claims made by persons under the autho- 
rity of that State, and who by the determination of our south-west- 
ern limits, have now fallen under the jurisdiction of this Common- 
wealth, be referred to the Surveyor General, Receiver, and Secreta- 
ry of the Land office, for their further information upon those sub- 
jects, and should any other information be found necessary, they 
will make immediate report to this Board. 

Note. — That Mr. Kennedy give a receipt for the papers descrip- 
tive of each received under this order. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, December 24th, 1784 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President, 
John M'Dowell, John Boyd, "] 



John Neville, George Wall, junior, [Esquires. 

Jonathan Hoge, Isaac Meason, and J 

Charles Biddle, Daniel Heister, J 

A resolution of the General Assembly, dismissing from the office 
of a Justice of the Peace for the county of Northumberland, Henry 
Shoemaker, Esquire, was received and read, and an order taken 
that it be transmitted to the Clerk of the Peace of the said county. 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, December 27th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Ivrine, Esquire, Vice President. 

John McDowell, John Whitehill, ") 

Jonathan Hoge, Isaac Meason, C Esquires. 

Charles Diddle, ) 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 288 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, December 28th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

John McDowell, Isaac Meason, 

Jonathan Hoge, John Boyd, and 

Charles Biddle, John Neville. 
John Whitehill, 

A return of the late general election in the county of Westmore- 
land was read and approved, upon which Robert Orr, Esquire, was 
appointed and commissioned to be Sheriff, and William, Waddle 
appointed and commissioned to be Coroner of the said county of 
Westmoreland. 

Messieurs David Vance and William Perry were offered as sure- 
ties for Robert Orr, Esquire, Sheriff of Westmoreland county, and 
accepted. 

4< A message from the General Assembly of the Commonwealth 
of Pennsylvania to his Excellency the President and the Honora- 
ble the Supreme Executive Council/' in reply to a message from 
this Board of the fourth instant, was this day received and read. 

The Comptroller General's report of June the fourteenth, 1784, 
upon the accounts of Charles Foreman; that of the twenty-eighth 
upon the accounts of Michael Huffnagle, Esq'r, and another of the 
same date upon those of William Altmore, for one years' ground 
rent for the lot at the corner at the Sixth street from Delaware and 
Market streets, were read, and an order drawn in favor of the last 
for the sum of sixteen pounds ten shillings. 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the accounts of John 
Montgomery, Esquire, for services done in the Committee of Safety 
in 1775, and 1776, and rejected. 



VOL, xiv.— 19. 



290 MINUTES OF THE 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, December 29th, 1784. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

John McDowell, John Boyd, 

John Whitehill, John Neville, 

Charles Biddle, Isaac Meason, and 

Jonathan Hoge, John Woods. 

On consideration of the paper received from Mr. Hufinagle, con- 
cerning the sale of confiscated property in the county of West- 
moreland, 

Ordered, That patents he issued for the one hundred and fifty 
acres sold to Abdiel McClure, the three hundred acres sold to John 
Craig, and the one hundred and fifty acres sold to Michael Huffna- 
gle, Esquire, on payment of the consideration monies in full. 

That as to the three thousand two hundred and twenty-nine acres 
sold to Stephen Bayard, the Surveyor General be desired forthwith 
to transmit to his Deputy in the district, copies of the applications 
entered in the respective names of Levi Marks, No. 3117, Henry 
Marks, No. 3129, George England, No. 3130, and Richard Price, 
No. 3131, which by a receipt endorsed under the hand of Thomas 
Roker, bearing date the sixteenth day of August, 1769, and found 
among the papers of Alexander Boss, appear to have been entered 
at the expence and for the use of the said Ross ; of two other applica- 
tions, No. 3450 and 3662, entered for the use of John Irvine, and 
by him conveyed to the said Ross ; of the applications, No. 3203 
and 3204, severally conveyed by Thomas Howeroft and William 
Hoult, to the said Ross; and also a copy of the platt of survey for 
the aforesaid three thousand two hundred and twenty-nine acres, 
under the hand of William Thompson, and dated the first of No- 
vember, 1770, together with directions to the said Deputy to ascer- 
tain the situation of all the said lands, to examine what claims or 
settlements interfere with the rights of the Commonwealth, and to 
make report of his proceedings as soon as possible. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 291 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, December 30th, 1784. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
John McDowell, John Neville, "1 

John Whitehill, Isaac Meason, ) 

Charles Biddle, .John Woods, and ^Esquires. 

Jonathan Hoge, Daniel Heister, 

John Boyd, J 

A memorial from Major Isaac Craig was read, and an order 
taken that a copy of this memorial be transmitted to the Agenta 
for the sale of Confiscated Property in Westmoreland county ; and 
that they be directed to make enquiry into the facts, and postpone 
the sale of the ruins described, untill such report be made, and a 
further order of Council issued. 

A remonstrance from a number of persons, inhabitants of the 
Northern Liberties, against an election of a Justice of the Peace ? 
lately held in that district, was read. 

A letter from Monsieur Marbois, stating the case of an officer of 
the French ship Venus, arrested upon the complaint of a sailor of 
the said ship, was read. 

A petition from the Honorable William Henry, Esquire, praying 
that one moiety of the monies arising from the sale of a quantity; 
of British goods, seized and sold agreeably to law, in the month of 
May, 1782, was read. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, December 31st, 1784, 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
John McDowell, John Neville, 



Charles Biddle, Isaac Meason, 

John Whitehill, John Woods, and J>Esquire3« 

Jonathan Hoge, Daniel Hiester, I 

John Boyd, * J 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honora- 
ble John McDowell, Esquire, for the sum of twenty-seven pounds 



292 MINUTES OF THE 

two shillings and six pence specie, in full for his attendance in 
Council untill the first day of January, 1785. 

The memorial of Alexander Power and the report of the Surveyor 
General, &ca., upon it, being considered, a resolution was taken 
that the certificates paid by the said Power for two tracts of land, 
situated in the county of Northumberland, and sold to him by the 
Agents thereof, as the confiscated property of Alexander Bartram 
and Christian Huck, be restored to him. 

Resolved, also, That all the information of which this Board is 
possessed concerning the landed property of the said Bartram and 
Huck, be communicated to the said Agents of the several counties 
in which it may be situated. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer for the sum of twenty 
pounds two shillings and six pence specie, in favor. of the Honora- 
ble James Irvine, Esquire, in full for his attendance in Council 
untill the 5th of November, 1784.1 

The following reports from the Comptroller General, in favor of 
the following officers and soldiers, were read and approved, and an 
order drawn for the interest due to each on the tenth day of April, 
1782, as computed by him, to be paid out of the monies arising 
from the excise appropriated for the discharge of interest due upon 
depreciation certificates, vizt : 

John Boyle, Serjeant of the fourth regiment, 

David Spencer, private of the sixth do., 

John Cochran, private of Invalids, 

Stephen Simms, Serjeant of the first regiment, 
' James Burns, private of the third do., 

Thomas Burke, Fifer of the tenth do.j 

Michael Pitts, private of the tenth do., 

The estate of John Stammers, private of the tenth re- 
giment, deceased, 

John Ker, private of the second do., 

Eleanor McDonald, widow of Serjeant William McDo- 
nald, of the fifth regiment, deceased, 

Estate of Samuel Mille, Captain of the eighth regi- 
ment, deceased, 

William Stage, private of 'the tenth regiment, 

William Clark, Corporal of Artillery, 

.Cornelius Hutchinson, private of the second do., 

.Samuel Walker, administrator of Michael McGaughan, 

private of the second regiment, deceased, 3 4 9 

.James Bennett, administrator of Charles Ford, private 

of the third regiment, deceased, 5 17 

Estate of Mark McCord, private of the tenth regiment, 

deceased, 3 10 11 

John Beatty, private of the Flying Camp, 14 

William Henderson, Corporal of Proctor's Artillery, 4 9 

Terence Duffy, Serjeant of the eleventh regiment, 4 18 8 



Interest. 


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SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 293 

Interest. 
Charles Heiky, private of the eleventh do., 5 2 6 

Jacob Semele, administrator of Henry Falls, private of 

the tenth do., dec'd, 4 16 11 

Do. do. do. of Henry Feltzer, do. of 

the eleventh do., dec'd, 5 5 1 
Do. do. do. of James Tracey, Corpo- 

ral of the tenth do., de- 
ceased, 5 9 
James Burns, Senior, Matross of Artillery, 4 4 2 
Estate of Jacob Shober, Serjeant of the first regiment, 

deceased, 6 9 9 

Estate of Francis Murray, private of the first regiment, 

deceased, 3 2 1 

Estate of Robert Armor, private of the first regiment, 

deceased, 5 2 11 

Estate of John Bacon, private of the eighth regiment, 

deceased, 
John Hargey, Serjeant of the seventh regiment, 
William Davidson, Serjeant of the eleventh regiment, 
Samuel Johnston, Serjeant of the sixth regiment, 
James Beatty, Corporal of the eleventh do., 
Daniel Graham, private of the ninth do., 

Daniel Dougherty, private of the first do., 

Aron Essler, private of the fourth do., 

Adam Glaze, private of the eleventh do., 

John Cowey, private of the fourth do., 

Estate of Michael Shaw, private of the eighth do., de- 
ceased, 
William Broadstock, private of the second do., 
Instate of Thomas Johnston, private of the seventh do., 

deceased, 5 3 4 

Estate of Charles Cowan, private of the second regi- 
ment, deceased, 4 15 9 
James Bennett, administrator of the estate of John 
Holmes, late private of the second regiment, de- 
ceased, ,215 
Michael Fink, private of the second regiment, 4 16 10 
William Keller, private of the tenth do., 4 19 7 
John Dickson, administrator of Josephus Broomhead, 

late a Matross of Artillery, deceased, 1 15 11 

James Bennett, administrator of the estate of Charles 

Lloyd, private of the 
first regiment, de- 
ceased, 4 18 6 
Do» do. do. of the estate of Philip 

Murphy, private of 
the first regiment, 
deceased, 4 18 6 



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11 


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2 


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294 MINUTES OP THE 



Interest. 



William Baker, administrator of the estate of Andrew 

Meyers, private of the sixth regiment, deceased, 3 7 8 

John Anderson, administrator of the estate of John 
Hutchinton, private of the fourth regiment, de- 
ceased, 5 7 1 

Matthew Horner, private of the second regiment, 3 10 9 

Widow and children of Lieutenant William Calhoon, 

of the fourth regiment, deceased, 14 5 9 

William Entriken, private of the seventh regiment, 3 7 9 

Peter Gehin, administrator of the estate of William 

Bow, private of the eleventh regiment, deceased, 4 17 

Christian Daubert, private of the third regiment, 12 9 

Joseph Gordon, private of the third do., 4 18 11 

John Donnell, administrator of the estate of Michael 

Kinney, private of the first regiment, deceased, 5 1 10 

Dennis Morarity, administrator of the estate of George 
Dougherty, private of the General Guards, de- 
ceased, 4 18 11 

John Wright, administrator of the estate of William 

Meddis, private of the eleventh regiment, deceased, 3 8 9 

John Wilson, administrator of the estate of Philip 
Cartwright, private of the eleventh regiment, de- 
ceased, 4 15 9 

William Tennant, administrator of the estate of Thomas 

McPike, private of the fifth regiment, deceas'd, 4 16 11 

John Rhea, Serjeant of the tenth regiment, 7 8 7 

The estate of John Christey, private of the second re- 
giment, deceased, 3 9 9 

Alexander Shaw, administrator of the estate of Joseph 

Lore, private of the fourth regiment, deceased, 5 5 o 

William Roberts, administrator of the estate of James 

M. Donop, private of the fourth regiment, deceased, 3 7 11 

Eleazer Sharp, administrator of the estate of Thomas 
Cunningham, private of the eleventh regiment, de- 
ceased, 3 13 11 

The estate of Frederick Deman, private of the third 

regiment, deceased, 5 11 

The estate of Mary, the widow of Philip Flowers, a 

Corporal of the German regiment, deceased, 19 7 

Jacob Erwin, administrator of the estate of William 

Simmons, late of the sixth regiment, deceased, 5 5 11 

James Magee, administrator of the estate of Samuel 

Spriggs, Corporal of the sixth regiment, deceased, 5 4 11 

William Roberts, administrator of the estate of Wil- 
liam Sharp, Corporal of the tenth regiment, de- 

4 12 3 



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SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 295 

Interest. 

Frederick Bunninger, private of the German regi- 
ment, 

John Rowan, private of the third regiment, 

James Buchanan, Serjeant of the third regiment, 

The estate of James Stewart, private of the fourth re- 
giment, deceased, 

David Jordan, administrator of the estate of Michael 
Derry, private of the second regiment, deceased, 

Captain William Gray, of the fourth regiment, 

Godfrey Deering, private of the second regiment, 

Captain John Doyle, of the sixth regiment, 

Joseph Crawford, administrator of the estate of Ed- 
ward Madden, private of the first regiment, 

George McSwain, administrator of the estate of Henry 
Harrison, private of the fourth regiment, deceased, 

The estate of Zephania Fox, private of Artillery, 

The estate of David Spence, private of the sixth regi- 
ment, deceased, 5 12 

The estate of John Vincent, Matross of Artillery, de- 
ceased, 6 9 

Estate of John McSorley, private of the seventh regi- 
ment, deceased, 5 8 4 

William Leo, administrator of the estate of Edmund 

Leo, private of the third regiment, deceased, 3 13 6 

James Greer, Major of the tenth regiment, 117 

James Pratt, private of the tenth regiment, 4 19 7 

James McGee, administrator of the estate of Leonard 

Spangler, private of the sixth regiment, deceased, 3 15 10 

Christian Wirey, private of the tenth regiment, 4 14 6 

Jacob Frederick, administrator of the estate of Jere 

Van Gordon, private of the third regiment, deceased, 4 16 11 

John Gould, of Captain Moorhead's Indep'd. Com- 
pany, . 5 16 5 

John Dixon, administrator of the estate of William 

Kershaw, deceased, 1 14 1 

Estate of William Markis, private of the eleventh re- 
giment, deceased, 3-7 8 

Gabriel Peterson, Lieutenant of the eighth regiment, 14 10 11 
Matthew Connor, private of the fifth regiment, 3 13 9 

Estate of Thomas Davis, private of the tenth regi- 
ment, deceased, 4 6 4 
Estate of William Grier, late Serjeant of the eleventh 

and private of the tenth regiment, deceased, 6 1 9 

Estate of Carret Welsh, private of the eleventh regi- 
ment, deceased, . 4 18 11 
Estate of Joseph Camp, private of the fourth regiment, 

deceased, 4 6 2 



296 MINUTES OF THE 

Interest. 

Estate of James Huston, late Serjeant of the third re- 
giment, deceased, 4 13 10 

James Morrison, Ensign of the eighth regiment, 8 2 3 

Estate of John Puffenberger, private of the fourth re- 
giment, deceased, 3 10 4 

John I. Bowen, private of the first regiment, 3 7 3 

William Dempsey, Ensign of the militia, 3 9 7 

Estate of William Murray, private of the eleventh re- 
giment, deceased, 3 6 9 

Estate of Hugh Devene, private of the fourth regi- 
ment, deceased, 3 10' 

Estate of Edward Wade, private of the fifth regiment, 

deceased, 4 14 10 

John Crackin, private of the fifth regiment^ 5 3 

Estate of Edward Meally, private of the eleventh regi- 
ment, deceased, 3 7 7 

Estate of William McCormick, private of the second 

regiment, deceased, 4 6 4 

Estate of George Graham, private of the first regi- 
ment, deceased, 2 14 2 

Estate of Amos Silver, private of the first regiment, 

deceased, 5 11 

Estate of Nicholas Coher, private of the first regiment, 

deceased, 5 11 

Estate of Conrad Carcass, private of the seventh regi- 
ment, do., 5 16 

Estate of John Shoemaker, private of the seventh re- 
giment, dec'd, 5 2 2 

Do. of Barnabas Reiley, private of the fourth regiment, 

deceased, 3 18 7 

Do. of Albert Laro, private of the first do., deceased, 4 10 5 

Do. of Nathan Seabrook, do. of the fourth do., de- 
ceased, 4 16 11 

Michael Ferraugh, private of the German regiment, 3 10 9 

William Porter, private of the eleventh regiment, 5 2 2 

Estate of John McPike, Serjeant of the fourth regi- 
ment,, deceased, 7 10 

Do. of Thomas Walters, Matross of Artillery Artifi- 
cers, deceased, 4 9 5 

Do. of George Miller, private of the second regiment, 

deceased, 4 17 9 

Christian Coupland, private of the fifth regiment, 5 16 11 

Estate of Jacob Leed, private of the seventh regiment, 

dec'd, 2 5 5 

Estate of Edward Denny, Serjeant of the eleventh re- 
giment, deceased, 5 9 9' 

Do. of Thomas Williams, private of the sixth regi- 
ment, deceased, 5 3 8 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 297 

Interest. 

Do. of Jeremiah Reardon, private of the second do., 

deceased, 5 6 2 

Do. of Arthur Williams, private of the first regiment, 

deceased, 3 9 9 

Do. of James Kelly, private of the second regiment, 

deceased, 3 5 

Josiah Wilson, Serjeant of the seventh regiment, Suspended. 

Estate of E well Townsend, Dragoon of the Cavalry, 

deceased, 5 8 ll 

Do. of Henry Winer, private of the fifth regiment, 

deceased, 3 11 5 

Hugh Mc Mullen, private of Invalids, 3 12 9 

Matthew Johnston, private of the third regiment, 5 11 

Estate of Matthew Hill, private of the eleventh regi- 
ment, deceased, 5 15 

Do. of Richard Ellis, private of Artillery Artificers, 

deceased, 6 7 7 

Estate of Richard Yeomans, private of Artillery Arti- 
ficers, 2 18 

George Blakely, private of the seventh regiment, 5 6 4 

Estate of William Whelen, private of the second regi- 
ment, deceased, 4 18 11 

Do. of William Marshall, private of the seventh regi- 
ment, deceased, 5 6 4 

Do. of George Camp, private of the sixth regiment, 

deceased, 3 7 9 

Do. of William Lassley, private of the tenth do., de- 
ceased, 5 5 7 

Do. of Henry Crawford, private of the fourth regi- 
ment, do., 2 18 5 

Do. of John Wright, private of the seventh regiment, 

do., 3 10 2 

Do. of Patrick Doyle, private of the seventh regiment, 

do., 5 3 4 

Do. of John Diddy, Matross of Artillery Artificers, 

do., 6 6 7 

Do. of James Brown, private of the first regiment, do., 3 12 4* 

Felix Christian, private of the fourth do., 4 18 4 

Henry Maxwell, private of the fifth do., 5 11 

Estate of John Straum, late Dragoon of Cavalry, de- 
ceased, 5 8 2 

Do. of James Calhoon, private of the fifth regiment, 

deceased, 4 18 10 

Do. of Joseph Vernon, private of the sixth do., do., 4 16 5 

James Lyman, private of the fourth do., do., 5 4 

EsUite of Henry Rotting, Matross of Artillery Artifi- 
cers, deceased, 4 8> 



298 MINUTES OF THE 

Interest. 
Do. of Bernard Devine, private of the fourth regiment, 

deceased, 4 19 1 

do. of John Adam Biggies drumer of the first do. 

do , 2 17 4 

do. of John Montgomery, Matross of Artillery Ar- 
tificers, do., 

do. of Robert Cobharn, Matross of do. do. do., 
•Captain Thomas Huston of the navy of Pennsylvania, 
Hugh Fleming, private of the first regiment, 
Captain John Rice, of the navy, 
Captain John Harrison, of the navy, 
Captain William Ross, of the navy, 
Captain William Greenaway, of do , 
Lieutenant William Stanley, of the fifth regiment, 
Captain William Potts, of the State navy, 
Captain William Watkins, of do., 
Patrick Brown, Corporal of the third. regiment, 
Captain Richard Eyres, of the navy, 
Captain John Brice, of do., 

JedidiahLippenont, late private of the 3d regiment, 
Widow & children of Matthew Kain, deceased, late 

private of the eleventh regiment, 
Estate of Robert Davison, Corporal of Artillery, 
Estate of Jos. Bradford, late Captain of the navy de- 
ceased, 
Captain Thomas Moore, late of the navy, 
William Russell, private of the fifth regiment, 
Captain George Knox, of the ninth regiment, 
Jacob Over, private of the fourth do., 
Captain Robert Hardie, of the navy, 
Estate of Theodore Barry, late Lieutenant of the navy, 

deceased, 
William Brown, late Captain of the navy, 
Estate of Charles Lawrence, deceased, late Captain of 

the navy, 15 13 3 

Estate of William Martin, deceased, late Lieutenant of 

the navy, 7 12 9 

James Jones, late Lieutenant in Colonel Bell's battalion 

of militia, 18 4 -9 

The reports of the Comptroller General in favor of the following 
officers and soldiers, were read and approved, and an order drawn 
for the interest due to each on the tenth day of April, 1783, as 
computed by him, to be paid out of the monies arising from the 

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SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 



299 



excise appropriated for the discharge of interest due upon depre- 
ciation certificates, vizi : 



Interest. 



John Boyle, Serjeant of the fourth regiment, 

John Marks, Matross of Artillery, 

Michael Torn, private of the sixth regiment, 

David Spencer, private of the sixth regiment, 

John Cochran, private of Invalids, 

Stephen Simms, Serjeant of the first do., 

James Burns, private of third the regiment, 

Thomas Burke, Fifer of the tenth regiment. 

Michael Pitts, private of the tenth regiment, 

Estate of John Stammers, private of the tenth do., 

deceased, 
John Ker, private of the second regiment, 
Captain Jacob Weaver, of the tenth regiment, 
Eleanor M'Donald, widow of Serjeant Wm. McDonald, 

of the fifth regiment, deceased, 
George Dolland, private of Flying Camp, 
William Fowls, private of the sixth regiment, 
Estate of Samuel Mille, Captain of the eighth regi- 
ment, 
Peter Beese, private of the third regiment, 
Patrick McCormick, private of the seventh regiment, 
William Stage, private of the tenth regiment, 
William Clark, Corporal of Artillery, 
Peter Meddagh, Lieutenant of the Flying Camp, 
Cornelius Hutchinson, private of the second regiment 
Samuel Walker, administrator of Michael McGahan, 

private of the second regiment, deceased, 
Captain Samuel Fisher, of the militia, 
James Bennett, administrator of Charles Ford, private 

of the third regiment, deceased, 
Estate of Mark M ; Cord, private of the tenth regiment, 
John Beatty, private of Flying Camp, 
William Henderson, Corporal of Proctor's Artillery, 
Terence Duffy, Serjeant of the eleventh regiment, 
Charles Heikey, private of the eleventh regiment, 
Jacob Semele, administrator of Henry Fails, private 

of the tenth regiment, dec'd, 
Jacob Samele, do. , of Henry Feltzer, private of the elev- 
enth do., 
Do. do., of James Tracey, Corporal of the tenth regi- 
ment, 
James Mitchell, Serjeant Major of the fifth regi- 
ment, 
Baitzer Barge, private of the second regiment, 
Lieutenant Welder Bevens 5 of the fourth regiment, 



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300 



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Interest. 

Andrew M'Farlane, Lieutenant of the Independent 

company, 22 18 6 

James Barnes, Sen't, Matross of Artillery, 4 4 2 

Estate of Jacob Shober, Serjeant of the eleventh regi- 
ment, deceased, 6 9 9 

Colonel William Butler, 35 4 4 

Henry M'Cartney, Serjeant of the first do., 5 10 9 

Estate of Francis Murray, private of the first regi- 
ment, deceased, 

Estate of Robert Armor, do. of the do. do., do., 

Richard Collier, Lieutenant of the fifth regiment, 

William Douglass, private of the tenth regiment, 

Daniel Smith, do. of the fifth do., 

Francis King, do. of do. do., 

Estate of John Bacon, private of the eighth do., 

John Hargey, Serjeant of the seventh do., 

William Davidson, Serjeant of the eleventh do., 

Samuel Johnston, Serjeant of the sixth do., 

James Beatty, Corporal of the eleventh 

Daniel Graham, private of the ninth 

Daniel Dougherty, do. of the first 

Aaron Essler, private of the fourth 

Adam Glaze, private of the eleventh 

John Cowey, private of the fourth 

Estate of Michael Shaw, private of the eighth regi- 
ment, deceased, 5 3 11 

William Broadstock, private of the second do., 3 7 6 

Lieutenant James McFarlane, of the first regiment, 13 4 5 

Josiah Crane private of the third regiment, 4 18 4 

John B. Tilden, of the second regiment, 2 16 3 

Eliza Lawless, administrator of the estate of Thomas 

Johnston, private of the seventh regiment, deceased, 5 3 4 

J. Bennett, administrator of the estate of Charles 

Cowan, private of the second regiment, deceased, 4 15 9 

James Bennet, administrator of the estate of John 

Holmes, private of the second regiment, deceased, 2 15 

Michael Fink, private of the second regiment, 4 16 10 

William Heller, private of the tenth do., 4 19 7 

John Duckson, administrator of the estate of Josephus 

Broomhcad, late Matross of Artillery, deceased, 1 15 11 

Estate of Isaac Miller, private of the eight regiment, 
dec'd, 3 14 9 

Widow and child of Lieutenant Alexander Wilson, of 

Hazen's regiment, deceased, 4 13 9 

James Bennet, administrator of Charles Lloyd, private 

of the first do., deceased, 4 18 6 

Do. do. do. of Philip Murphy, private of the first do., 
deceased, 4 18 6 



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SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 301 

Interest. 
George Detzell, Serjeant of the Artillery, 5 6 9 

Joseph Cunningham, Serjeant of the third regiment, 5 11 
William Baker, administrator of the estate of An- 
drew Meyers, private of the sixth regiment, deceased, 3 7 8 
John Anderson, do. of the estate of John Hutchinson, 

private of the fourth regiment, deceased, 5 7 1 

Matthew Horner, private of the second regiment, 3 10 9 

Widow and children of Lieutenant William Calhoon, 

of the fourth regiment, deceased, 14 5 9 

William Entriken, private of the seventh regiment, 3 7 9 

Peter Gehin, administrator of William Bow, private of 

the eleventh regiment, deceased, 4 17 

Christian Daubert, private of the third regiment, 12 9 

Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Hay, 12 

Joseph Gordon, private # of the third do., 4 18 11 

John Donnell, administrator of the estate of Michael 

Kinney, private of the first regiment, deceased, 5 1 10 

Dennis Morarity, do. of the estate of George Dougherty, 

private of the General Guards, deceased, 4 18 11 

John Wright, do. of the estate of William Meddis, pri- 
vate of the eleventh regiment, dec'd, 3 8 9 
John Wilson, do. of do. of Philip Cartwright, do. of 
do. do., deceased, 4 15 9 
William Tennent, do. of do. of Thomas McPike, private 

of the fifth do., deceased, 4 16 11 

John Rhea, Serjeant of the tenth regiment, 7 8 7 

Jacob Fred, admin'r of John Christy, private of the sec- 
ond regiment, deceased, ' 3 9 9 
Alexander Shaw, adm'r of Joseph Lore, private of the 

fourth do., deceased, 5 5 3 

Will'm Roberts, Adm'r of James McDonop, do. of the 

do. do., do., 3 7 11 

Doctor William Cathcart, Surgeon of the Cavalry, 30 2 

Eleazer Sharp, Adm'r of the estate of Thos. Cunning- 
ham, private of the 11th do., dec'd, 3 13 11 
Marty Sullivan, adm'r of the estate of Fred'k Deman, 

do. of the 3d reg't, dec'd, 1 50 11 

Estate of Mary, the widow of Philip Flowers, Corp'l of 

the Germ'n reg't, deceased, 19 7 

Jacob Erwin, adm'r of the estate of William Simmons, 

late of the 6th do., do., 5 5 11 

James McGee, adm'r of do. of Samuel Spriggs, Corp'l 

of do. do., deceased, 5 4 11 

Wm. Roberts, adm'r of do. of Wm. Sharp, do. of the 

tenth do., deceased, 4 12 3 

Frederick Bunninger, private of the German regiment, 5 6 2 
John Rovan, private of the third regiment, 3 12 11 



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302 MINUTES OF THE 

Interest. 

James Buchanan, Serjeant of the third do., 4 19 8 

John Evans, adm'r of James Stewart, private of the 

fourth regiment, deceased, 5 7 1 

David Jorden, adm'r of Michael Derry, private of the 
second regiment, deceased, 

Captain William Gray, of the fourth regiment, 

Godfrey Deesing, private of the second do., 

Captain John Doyle, of the sixth do , 

Joseph Crawford, adm'r of the estate of Edward Mad- 
den, private of the 1st reg't, dee'd, 5 11 

George McSwain, adm'r of the estate of Henry Harri- 
son, private of the 4th do., do., 2 17 7 

John Dixon, adm'r of Zephaniah Fox, private of Art'y 

Art's, dee'd, 2 1 10 

Estate of David Spence, private of the sixth do., dee'd, 5 12 

Peter Ripley, adm'r of John Vincent, Matross, of Artil- 
lery, deceased, 6 9 

Jame Moore, adrn'r of the estate of John McSorley, pri- 
vate of the seventh do., dee'd, 5 8 4 

Estate of Edmund Leo, private of the third regiment, 

deceased, 3 13 6 

James Greer, Major of the tenth regiment, 117 

James Pratt, private of the tenth regiment, 4 19 7 

Jas. Magee, adm'r of the estate of Leonard Spanglcr, 

private of the sixth reg't, dee'd, 3 15 10 

Christian Wirey, private of the tenth regiment, 4 14 6 

Jacob Frederick, adm'r of Jere Vangordon, do. of the 

3d do., deceased, 4 16 11 

John Gould, of Captain Moorhead's Independent com- 
pany, 5 16 5 

John Dixon, administrator of Wm. Kershaw, Matross 

of Artillery, deceased, 1 14 1 

Estate of William Markis, private of the eleventh re- 
giment, deceased, 3 7 8 

Gabriel Peterson, Lieutenant of the eighth regiment, 14 10 11 

Matthew Connor, private of the fifth regiment, 3 13 9 

Jacob S. Sunele, adm'r of Thos. Davis, private of the 

tenth regiment, deceased, 4 6 4 

Estate of William Grier, late Sergeant of the eleventh 

& priv. of 10th do., deceased, 6 19 

Estate of Garret Welsh, private of the 11th reg't, de- 
ceased, 4 18 11 

Estate of Joseph Camp, do. of the fourth do., deceased, 4 6 2 

Do. of James Huston, late Sergeant of the third do., 
deceased, 4 13 10 

James Morrison, Ensign of the eighth do., 8 '2 3 

Colonel Thomas Craig, of the third regiment, 11 14 10 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 303 

Interest. 
Estate of John PufTenberger, private of the fourth re- 
giment, deceased, 3 10 4 
John J. Bower, private of the first regiment, 3 7 4 
Wm. Dempsey, Ensign of the militia, 3 9 7 
Estate of William Murray, private ot the 11th reg't, 

deceased, 3 6 9 

Estate of Hugh Devine, private of the fourth regiment, 

deceased, 3 10 

Do. of Edward Wade, private of the fifth regiment, 

deceased, 4 14 10 

John Crackin, private of the fifth regiment, 5 3 

Estate of Edward Meally, do. of the eleventh do., de- 
ceased, , 3 7 7 
Estate of Wm. McCormick, private of the second do., 

deceased, , 4 6 4 

Do. of G-eorge Graham, private of the first reg't de- 
ceased, 2 14 2 
Estate of Amos Silver, private of the first regiment, de- 
ceased, 5 11 
Do. of Nicholas Coher, do. of the first regiment, de- 
ceased, 5 11 
John Newman, Serjeant of the sixth do., 5 2 5 
Peter Doyle, private of the sixth do., 3 8 2 
Estate of Conrad Carcass, private of the 7th do., de- 
ceased, 5 16 
Do. of John Shoemaker, private of the seventh regi- 
ment, do., 5 2 2 
Do. of Barnabas Reiley, do. of the fourth do., do., 3 18 7 
Do. of Albert Law, private of the first do., do., 4 10 5 
Do. of Nathan Seabrook, do. of the fourth do , do. ? 4 16 11 
Michael Ferraughh, private of the German regiment, 3 10 9 
Robert Wilson, do. of Hazen's regiment, 3 14 1 
William Porter, private of the eleventh regiment, 5 2 2 
Estate of James McPike, Serjeant of the fourth regi- 
ment, dec'd, 7 10 
Do. of Thomas Walters, Matross of Artillery Artificers, 

deceased, 4 9 7 

Do. of George Miller, private of the second regiment, 

deceased, 4 17 9 

Christian Coupland, private of the fifth regiment, 5 16 11 

Estate of Jacob Leed, private of the seventh regiment, 

dec'd, 2 5 5 

Do. of Edward Denny, Sergeant of the eleventh do., 

deceased, 5 9 9 

Do. of Thomas Williams, private of the sixth regi- 
ment, dec'd, 5 3 8 
Do. of Jeremiah Reardon, private of the second do. do„» 5 6 2 



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Interest. 

Do. of Arthur Williams, do. of the first regiment, de- 
ceased, 3 9 9 
Do. of James Kelly, private of the second regiment, 

deceased, 
Josiah Wilson, Sergeant of the seventh do., 
Estate of Ewell Townsend, Dragoon of Cavalry, de- 
ceased, 
Do. of Henry Winer, private of the third regiment, 
Hugh Mc Mullen, private of Invalids, 
Matthew Johnston, private of the third regiment, 
Estate of Matthew Hill, private of the eleventh regi- 
ment, deceased, 
Do. of Richard Ellis, do. of Artillery Artificers, de- 
ceased, 
Do. of Richard Yeoman, do. of do. do , do., 
George Blakeley, private of the seventh regiment, 
Estate of William Whelen,do. of the second do., dec'd, 
Do. of William Marshall, private of the seventh do., 

deceased, 
Do. of George Camp, do. of the sixth do., deceased, 
Do. of William Lassley, do. of the tenth do., deceased, 
Do. of Henry Crawford, do. of the fourth do., deceased, 
Do. of John Wright, do. of the seventh do., deceased, 
Do. of Patrick Doyle, private of the seventh regiment, 

deceased, 
Do. of John Diddy, Matross of Artillery Artificers, de- 
ceased, 
Do. of James Brown, private of the first do., 
Felix Christian, private of the fourth, do., 
Henry Maxwell, private of the fifth, do., 
Estate of John Straum, late Dragoon of Cavalry, de- 
ceased, 
Do. of James Calhoon, private of the fifth regiment, 

deceased, 
Stephen Baldy, Lieutenant of the Flying Camp, 
David Alshouse, private of the second regiment, 
Estate of Joseph Vernon, private of the sixth do., de- 
ceased, 
James Lyman, private of the fourth regiment, 
Estate of Henry Botting, Matross of Artillery Artificers, 

deceased, 4 8 

Do. of Bernard Devine, late a private of the fourth re- 
giment, dec'd, 4 19 1 
Do. of John Adam Biggies, Drummer of the first re- 
giment, deceased, 2 17 4 
Do. of John Montgomery, Matross of Artillery, de- 
ceased, 4 5 2 



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Interest. 

Do. of Robert Cobham, Matross of do., do., 

Peter Demon, of Cavalry, 

Captain Thomas Huston, of the navy of Pennsylvania, 

Hugh Hemming, private of the first regiment, 

Jon. Adams, Dragoon of Cavalry, 

Captain Jobn Price, of the navy, 

Captain John Harrison, of do., 

Jobn McCullock, private of the first regiment, 

Samuel Kennedy, Captain of the seventh do., 

Captain William Ross, of the navy, 

Captain William Greenaway, of the navy, 

Lieutenant William Stanley, of the fifth regiment, 

Captain William Potts, of the State navy, 

Captain William Watkins, of do., 

Charles Kelly, private of the seventh do , 

Robert Justice, private of the second regiment, 

Fergus Moore, do. of the seventh do., 

Patrick Brown, Corporal of the third do., 

Lieutenant Henry Stroop, of Art'y Artificers 5 

Captain Richard Eyres, of the navy, 

Captain John Brice, of the navy, 

Frederick Weaver, private of the sixth regiment, 

Estate of Robert Davison, Corporal of Artillery, 
Do. of Joseph Bradford, late Captain of the navy, 

Captain Thomas Moore, late of the navy, 

William Russel, private of the fifth regiment, 

Captain George Knox, of the ninth regiment, 

Jacob Over, private of the fourth do.. 

Captain Robert Hardie, late of the navy, 

Estate of Theodore Barry, late Lieutenant of the 
navy, 

William Brown, late Captain of the navy, 

Estate of Charles Lawrence, deceased, 
Do. of William Martin, deceased, 

James Jones, late Lieutenant in Colonel Bell's bat- 
talion of militia, 

Samuel Boyer, private of the sixth regiment, 

Estate of Captain John McFabrick, late of the State 
navy, 

Jedidiah Lippenent, late private of the third do., 

Widow and children of Matthew Kain, deceased, late 

private of the 11th do., dec'd, 1 17 

The reports of the Comptroller General in favor of the follow- 
ing officers and soldiers, were read and approved, and an order 
drawn for the interest due to each on the tenth day of April, 1782 ; 
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as computed by liim 7 tobe paid out of the monies arising from the 
excise appropriated for the discharge of interest due upon depre- 
ciation certificates, vizt : 

Interest. 
Estate of Samuel Sprigg, Corporal of the sixth regi- 
ment, 
Do. of Captain John McFatrick, late of the State 

navy, 15 13 o 

John Totten, late private of the third regiment, 12 
Estate of Thomas Fell, deceased, late of the State. 

navy, 8 2 7 

Michael Ryan, late private of the tenth regiment, 5 6 4 

Joseph Kettle, private of the German regiment, 5 6 2 

Arthur Martin, private of Hazen's do., 5 4 8 

James Byrnes, Corporal of the eleventh do., 3 13 4 

Patrick Record, private of second do., 2 8 9 
Matthew Irvine, Surgeon of Colonel Lee's Legion, not intitled. 
Estate of Frederick Waltman, late l?ifer of the sixth 

regiment, 3 2 6 

John Funk, late private of the 10th regiment, 4 17 4 

Joseph Leidenpinner, 5 4 3 

The reports of the Comptroller General, in favour of the follow- 
ing officers and soldiers, were read and approved, and an order 
drawn for the interest due to each on the tenth day of April, 1783, 
as computed by him, to be paid out of the monies arising from the 
excise appropriated for the discharge of interest due upon deprecia- 
tion certificates, vizt : 

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John Totten, late private of the third do., 

Estate of Thomas Fell, deceased, late of the State 
navy, 

Michael Ryon, private of the tenth regiment, 

Joseph Kettle, private of the German do., 

Arthur Martin, private of Hazen's do., 

James Byrns, Corporal of the eleventh do., 

Patrick Record, private of the 2nd do , 

Matthew Irvine, Surgeon of Colonel Lee's Legion, i 

Estate of Frederick Waltman, late Fifer of the sixth 
regiment, 

John Funk, late private of the tenth regiment, 

David Alsbaugh, private of second do., 

Estate of George Hubley, late of the German regi- 
ment, 

Joseph Leidenpinner, private of the tenth do., 



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SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 307 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, January 3rd, 1785. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
Daniel Hiester, Jonathan Hoge, ") 

Charles Biddle, John Whitehill, Issauires, 

John Woods, Isaac Meason, and f ' " 

John Neville, John Boyd, J 

A letter from Joseph Hart, Esquire, advising Council of the re- 
version of some property to the State upon the death of a certain 
Valentine Nelson, late of the county of Bucks, who died intestate, 
and is without any legal representative. 

The petition of Joseph Chandler, was read, and an order taken, 
that in consideration of the circumstances, and the recommendation 
of his case by the Magistrates, the fine of five pounds for which he 
is now held in confinement, be remitted. 

A return of a late election of a Justice of the Peace for the 
Northern Liberties of this city, with a remonstrance against the 
said election, were read, and an order taken, that the remonstrants 
be directed to furnish Council with a specification of the particular 
instances in support of their different charges. 

The following gentlemen were this morning commissioned Jus- 
tices of the Court of Common Pleas in their respective counties, 
vizt: 

John Jordan, Esquire, (of Carlisle,) for the county of Cumber- 
land. And Joseph Miller, John Boyd, Henry Shaffer, and Samuel 
Jones, Esquires, for the county of Lancaster. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Frederick 
Sneider, for the sum of fifteen pounds fourteen shillings specie, in 
full for his wages as^Doorkeeper to this Board, and contingent ex- 
pences incurred for it until this day, inclusively. 



308 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 



Philadelphia, Tuesday, January 4tb, 1785 
present : 
The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 
The Honorable John Boyd, John Whitehill, "| 

John Neville, Stephen Balliot, 

Charles Biddle, Daniel Hiester, and J>Esquires. 

John Woods, Isaac Meason, 

Jonathan Hoge, 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of William Brad- 
ford, Jun'r, Esquire, for two hundred pounds specie, in part of his 
salary as Attorney General of the State, for which he is to account. 
The following fines due to the State were remitted upon the pe- 
titions of the persons fined respectively, vizt : Two pounds to James 
Brown; five pounds to Anne Pembroke; five pounds to John 
Chandler; two pounds to Robert Powell,' eight pounds sixteen 
shillings to Richard Skinner; to Eleanor Wright, four pounds four- 
teen shillings and six pence ; and to Patrick Fitzimmons, and Mal- 
colm McFarlane, six pounds five shillings each. 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the accounts of Edward 
Bartholomew, Esquire, Collector of Excise for the city and county 
of Philadelphia, of the thirty-first of December, 178-1, was read 
and approved. 

Doctor Smith's account was approved as reported upon by the 
Comptroller General yesterday, and an order drawn upon the Trea- 
surer for the sum of seventy-seven pounds ten shillings specie, in 
his favor. 

The accounts of the Wardens of the Port of Philadelphia from 
the first of September until the first of December, 1784, reported 
upon by the Comptroller General, was read and approved. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, January 5th, 1785. 
present : 
The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

The Honorable George Wall, jun'r, Charles Biddle, "*| 
Daniel Hiester, John Whitehill, 

John Boyd, Isaac Meason, and ^Esquires. 

John Neville, Stephen Balliot, 

John Woods, J 

The order of Council for the sale of the public horses now in 

the care of Colonel Andrew Porter, was this morning reversed. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 309 

Mr. Hoge, Mr. Whitehill, and Mr. Woods, were appointed a 
Committee to consider the petition of the Honorable William Hen- 
ry, Esquire,' of the thirtieth of December, 1784. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, January 6th, 1785. 

PRESENT I 

The Honorable JAMES IBVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

The Honorable George Wall, jun'r, John Woods, 
Daniel Hiester, Charles Biddle, 

John Boyd, John Whitehill, ^Esquires. 

John Neville, Isaac Meason, and j 

Stephen Balliot, J 

The Committee upon the petition of William Henry, Esquire, 
report that they find the matters therein stated supported by suffi- 
cient testimony ; therefore, 

Resolved, That the said William Henry, Esquire, is in titled to 
one moiety of the neat proceeds of the amount of the sales of Bri- 
tish merchandize, seized at Lancaster, in the hands of Mr. Taylor, 
and that an order be drawn therefor as soon as the amount of the 
sales are ascertained; and the same was adopted by Council. 

Upon the petition of John Marks, seconded by a recommenda- 
tion from live of the Justices of the Court, and a number of re- 
spectable characters resident in the county of Northampton, 

Ordered, That the fine adjudged to the use of the State, and the 
corporal punishment to which he was sentenced upon conviction of 
horse stealing, be remitted. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, January 7th, 1785. 
present : 
The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 
The Honorable G-eorge Wall, junior, Charles Biddle, *) 
Daniel Hiester, John Whitehill, | 

John Boyd, Isaac Meanson, & J>Esquires. 

John Neville, Stephen Balliot, J 

John Woods, J 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honora- 
ble Joseph Gardner, Esquire, for the sum of one hundred pounds 
specie, on account of his attendance in Congress. 



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An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honora- 
ble Stephen Balliot, Esquire, for the sum of nineteen pounds 
twelve shillings and six pence, in full for his attendance in Council 
until the nineteenth of December, 1784, and his mileage. 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the following accounts 
against the State for losses sustained, &ca., upon the Indian expe- 
dition of 1782, under the direction of Colonel William Crawford, 
were read and approved, vizt : ' 

Six pounds due to John Crawford ; twelve pounds to James Alex- 
ander ; four pounds three shillings and two pence to the estate of 
Colonel William Crawford; two pounds nine shillings and five 
pence to Moses Smith ; six pounds four shillings and five pence to 
Noble Grahams ; six pounds to Samuel Derails ; thirteen pounds 
to John Dean ; seven shillings and six pence to Samuel Cane ; seven 
pounds to Richard Clarke ; thirty-eight pounds ten shillings to the 
estate of William Crawford; twenty-four pounds ten shillings and 
three pence to Zachariah Connell; seven pounds to Reuben Kemp; 
twelve shillings to Edward Hall ; fifty pounds two shillings and six 
pence to the estate of Colonel William Hall; fourteen pounds to 
Michael Frank; fifteen pounds to Lewis Heming; eleven pounds 
to Jeremiah Guard ; eighteen pounds ten shillings to Colonel Tho- 
mas Gaddis; and sixteen pounds to Joseph Barker. 



The Council met. . 

Philadelphia, Saturday, January 8th, 1785. 

present : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

The Honorable George Wall, junior, Charles Biddle, "") 
Daniel Hiester, John Whitehill, j 

John Boyd, Issac Meason,and ^Esquires. 

John Neville, Stephen Balliot, 

John Woods, 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Francis Hop- 
kinson, Esquire, for the eighteen pounds specie, for his services as 
one of the Judges of the High Court of Errors- and Appeals, agreea- 
bly to the Comptroller General's report. 



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The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, January 10th, 1785. 

PRESENT : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

The Honorable John McDowell, Oolm Woods, "J 
George Wall, junior, Charles Biddle, 
Daniel FIiestei% John Whitehill, J>Esquires. 

John Boyd, Isaac Meason, and | 

John N-eville, Stephen Balliot, J 

A letter of the tenth instant from Colonel James Moore, inclo- 
sing a record of the conviction of himself and a number of others 
whose names are annexed, late the inhabitants of the county of 
Northumberland, and praying a respite of the collection of the fines 
imposed upon him and them, was read, and an order taken that 
the collection of the aforesaid fines be suspended for six months 
from the date of Colonel Moore's application, and that the Sheriff 
of the county of Northumberland be instructed to govern himself 
accordingly. Colonel James Moore, Henry Shoemaker, Wm. Mc- 
Donald Blackall, Wm. Ball, Ezekiel Scoonover, Elisha Cartwright, 
Abraham Van Cartwright, Sam'l Vangorden, Ebenezer Taylor, 
Preserved Crolley, William Brink, Benijah Monday, Nichodeums 
Travis, Obediah Walker, Peter Taylor, Lawrence Kewney, Daniel 
Swartz, Benjamin Hillman, Joseph Solomon, and James Grimes, 
and Jacob Tilbury. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honora- 
ble George Wall, jun'r, for the sum of sixty-one pounds five shil- 
lings, in full for his attendance in Council untill the eleventh of 
January, 1785, inclusively, and his mileage, . 

A letter from Colonels Samuel J. Atlee and Francis Johnston, 
and another from Lieutenant Colonel Josiah Harmer, were read. 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the accounts of San- 
dusky expedition were again taken up, and those of the following 
persons approved, vizt: 

Eighteen pounds to Doctor John Knight • thirty-three pounds 
fifteen shillings to James Paul ; thirteen pounds to James Woods ; 
eight pounds ten shillings to Jacob Vankirk ; thirty pounds to 
James Nicholl; fourteen pounds to James McKoy; two pounds 
seven shillings and six pence to Peter Patrick ; four pounds nine- 
teen shillings and six pence to Joseph Parish ; fifteen pounds to 
Adley Rhea and Zaeharias Boshears; sixteen pounds to Jacob 
South i ten pounds to Jacob Swartz ; eight pounds to William 
Rcsse ; thirty-six pounds to the Estate of William Crawford ; eleven 
pounds to John Harder, jun'r; seventeen pounds to John Hardin, 
senior ; five pounds sixteen shillings and three pence to John Lu- 



312 MINUTES OF THE 

cas ; eight pounds seven shillings and sixpence to tne estate of 
John McClelland; five pounds to Alexander McDonald ; two 
pounds t m shillings to Thomas Kindell ; four pounds ten shillings- 
to Robert Jaskson ; fifteen pounds to William Case ; fifteen pounds 
to Aaron Rollins j three pounds eight shillings to Charles Burdin ; 
eleven pounds to Lewis Duvall ; fourteen pounds to Charles Hick- 
man ; six pounds ten shillings to Dennis Stevens. 

The following reports, approved by Council, are upon the ac- 
counts of different militia detachments from the county of West- 
moreland : 

To Christian Coffman, for pay, eighteen pounds ten shillings ; 
to Stewart's Volunteers, for their pay, one hundred and sixty-five 
pounds nine shillings; to Captain Thomas Carr's company, for 
their pay, one hundred and fifty pounds twelve shillings and two 
pence ; to Captain Thomas Geddis, for the pay of his company, 
thirty-one pounds eighteen shillings and one penny; to Captain 
Thomas Biggs, for the pay of his company, ninety-three pounds 
sixteen shillings and ten pence ; to Captain John Bearon's corn- 
pay, for their pay, four hundred and fifteen pounds thirteen shil- 
lings and eight pence; to Captain John Hardin's company, for 
their pay, sixty-seven pounds six shillings and ten pence ; to Cap- 
tain John Dean's company, for pay, one hundred and fifty-four 
pounds twelve shillings ; to Captain Yannetten's company, for pay, 
seventy-eight pounds seven shillings and six pence; to the same 
company, for their pay, thirteen pounds eighteen shillings and ten 
pence; to Captain Robert Ritchie's company, for pay, one hundred 
and thirty-eight pounds fourteen shillings and ten pence; to Cap- 
tain John Clark's company, for pay, one hundred and twenty-three 
pounds sixteen shillings and four pence; to Captain McClelland's 
scouting party, for pay, twenty-two pounds one shilling and ten 
pence; to Captain Yan Metter's company, for pay, twenty-two 
pounds nineteen shillings and four pence; to Captain James 
Sterett's company, for. pay, twenty-three pounds thirteen shillings 
and six pence; to Lieutenant Johnston's company, for pay, two 
hundred and twelve pounds nineteen shillings ; to Captain Andrew 
Linn's company, for pay, fifty-four pounds twelve shillings and 
eight pence ; to the same company, for pay, twenty-three pounds 
two shillings and ten pence; to Ensign James Lynch, for pay, one 
hundred and forty -four pounds nine shillings; to Captain Reuben 
Kemp, for pay of his company, eighteen pounds nine shillings and 
ten pence ; to Lieutenant Archibald Leech, for pay of his company, 
one hundred and thirty-three pounds ten shillings ; to the same 
company, for pay, fifty-seven pounds ten shillings and six pence ; 
to the same, for pay, seventy-live pounds fifteen shillings;, to Cap- 
tain Thomas Moore's company of militia, one hundred and forty- 
nine pounds thirteen shillings and four pence; to Lieutenant 
Dennis Springer's company of militia, for two hundred and eighty- 
two pounds seven shillings and six pence \ to Major David Kil- 



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gore's company of militia, twenty-two pounds four shillings and 
four pence ; to Colonel Benjamin Harrison, for his pay, ten pounds 
fifteen shillings and ten pence j to Captain Joseph Beckett's com- 
pany, for pay, two hundred and forty-two pounds fifteen shillings 
and six pence; to Captain James Beyson's company, for pay, three 
hundred and ninety-nine pounds fifteen shillings; to Major Wilson, 
for pay as officer superintending the different posts, twenty-two 
pounds eighteen shillings ; to Captain Christopher Trueby's com- 
pany, seventy-four pounds fourteen shillings and six pence ; to 
Captain Hugh G-oudy, for his company's pay, one hundred and 
seventeen pounds seven shillings and six pence; to Colonel John 
Pomeroy, for his pay from May to June ; 1782, twenty-six pounds 
one shilling and ten pence. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, January 11th, 1785. 

PRESENT : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 
The Honorable John McDowell, John Woods, 

George Wall, Junior, Charles Biddle, 

Daniel Hiester, John Whitehill, ^Esquires. 

John Boyd, Isaac Meason,*& 

John Neville, Stephen Balliot, 

On the representation of Zebulun Potts, Esquire, High Sheriff 
of the county of Montgomery, that there is no jail yet built in that 
county, and application that he may be permitted to secure his 
prisoners in the jail of this city and county, 

Resolved, That Council will recommend to the General Assem- 
bly at their next setting, the passing a law to remedy the inconve- 
nience thus represented. 

A return of an election for a Justice of the Peace, held in 
t the district of Rockhill and Bedminster, Bucks 

county, was read, and Samuel Smith, Esquire, appointed a Justice 
of the Peace, agreeably to the said return. 

Mr. Smith was also commissionated a Judge of the Court of 
Common Pleas for the said county. 

A resolution of the General Assembly upon the subject of 
monies due upon the impost laws yet outstanding, was read, and 
an order taken that the Collector for the Port be directed to take 
such means as he may think most speedy and effectual for collect- 
ing the same. 

A letter from John Howell, Esquire, of Germantown, declining 
to serve longer as a Justice of the Peace, was read, and his resigna- 
tion accepted. 



mi ' MINUTES OF TEE 

The petition of Richard Hackett was re-considered, and an order 
taken that he be discharged from the necessity of finding security 
for his good behaviour, agreeably to the order of the court as rep- 
resented in their records, upon condition that he discharge his fees 
and depart immediately from the State. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honora- 
ble Francis Hopkinson, Esquire, for the sum of nineteen pounds 
nine shillings and six pence, being the ballance of his account as 
Judge of the Court of Admiralty, according to the Comptroller 
General's report. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, January 12th ? 1785. 

PRESENT I 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire. Vice President. 

The Honorable John McDowell, John Woods, ") 

George Wall, Junior, Charles Biddle, 
Daniel Hiester, John Whitehill, [>Esquires. 

John Boyd, Isaac Meason, & | 

John Neville, Stephen Balliot, J 

A letter from William Augustus Atlee, Esquire, stating that 
under his appointment of Deputy Commissary General of Musters 
for Lancaster county, (the original of which cannot be found,) 
he acted for the first time upon the twelfth day of August, 1776 > 
and resigned the appointment in February, 1778. 
Upon the petion of Isaac Austin, 

Ordered, That the fine of eleven pounds fifteen shillings and ten 
pence due by him to the Commonwealth upon conviction of larce- 
ny, be remitted. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of John Jacob- 
son, for the sum of three pounds specie, due to him on account of 
expences incurred in the service of the State while a clerk in the 
office of the City Lieutenant, to be paid out of the monies arising 
from forfeitures in Northampton county, paid into the Treasury by 
John Sigfriedt, 

The account of Lieutenant Thomas Mason, for pay of his com- 
pany of militia in Westmoreland county, as reported upon by the 
Comptroller General, was read & approved. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 315 

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The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, January 13th, 1785. 

PRESENT : 

Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

The Honorable John McDowell, John Boyd, "| 

George Wall, Jun'r, Isaac Meason, L 

Charles Biddle, Daniel Hiester, j Esquires. 

John Whitehill, Jonathan Hoge, J 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of John Nichol- 
son, Es<f'r, for the sum of two hundred pounds specie, being one- 
q.uarter's salary due to him as Comptroller General, and ending 
the twelfth instant. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, January 14th, 1785. 

present : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

The Hon'ble John McDowell, Charles Biddle, "J 

George Wall, junior, Isaac Meason, 

John Whitehill, John Boyd, and j- Esquires. 

John Woods, Daniel Hiester, 
Stephen Balliot, J 

A number of people, late the inhabitants of Wyoming, attend- 
ing at the door of Council, were admitted, and their complaints 
heard. 

Ordered, That a committee be appointed to take the depositions 
of these complainants, and that Mr. Whitehill, Mr. Hoge, and Mr. 
Balliot, be that committee. 

Ordered, also, That under their present distresses, the Secretary 
of this Board be authorized to pay to each of them the sum of two 
dollars, for the purpose of subsisting them while here ; and in re- 
turning to their respective families. 



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v The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, January 15th 1785. 

PRESENT I 

His Excellency JOHN -DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

The Hon'ble John McDowell, John Neville, "1 

John Whitehill, Isaac Meason, 

Jonathan Hoge, Stephen Balliot, J> Esquires. 

Charles Biddle, John Woods, and | 

John Boyd, Daniel Hiester, J 

The consideration of the late election held at Germantown,for a 
Magistrate for that district, was resumed, and John Nice, Esquire, 
appointed a Justice of the Peace for the county of Philadelphia. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of John 
Armstrong, junior, Esquire, for his expences, &ca.,on the late busi- 
ness at Wioming, was read and approved, and an order drawn for 
the ballance, being one hundred and thirty-three pounds nineteen 
shillings specie. 



The Council met. 

Monday, the seventeenth January, 1785. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

John McDowell, John Neville, "1 

George Wall, junior, Isaac Meason, 

John Whitehill, Stephen Balliot., ljr sou ; res 

Jonathan Hoge, John Woods, and 

Charles Biddle, Daniel Hiester, 

John Boyd, 

The petitions of Mary Munro, George Monsetto, and Daniel 
O'Neal, found guilty of felony at a late Court of General Quarter 
Sessions of the Peace in the county of York, and sentenced to the 
following fines, vizt : George Monsetto, ten pounds; Mary Murro, 
three pounds three shillings j and Daniel O'Neal, nine pounds ; 
we,re read, and an order t:iken that the fines aforesaid be remitted. 

The Comptroller General's reports of the seventeenth instant, 
upon the account3 of Doctor John Ewing and Captain Thomas 



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Hutchins, late Commissioners for running the south-western line 
of this Commonwealth, were read and approved, and an order 
drawn for the* respective ballances, vizt : 

In favor of Doctor John Ewing, for the sum of three hundred 
and sixty-five pounds fifteen shillings; and 

In favor of Thomas Hutchins, for the sum of one hundred and 
ninety-five pounds fifteen shillings, in full 'till the twenty-third day 
of December, 1784. 

A letter from the Honorable Hugh Williamson, Esquire, a mem- 
ber of Congress, and a letter from the Governor of the State of 
Connecticut, with its inclosures, were read. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, January the 18th, 1785. 

PRESENT : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

The Hon'ble John McDowell, John Boyd, ") 

George Wall, junior, John Neville, • | 

John Whitehill, Isaac Meason, J>Esq'rs, 

Jonathan Hoge, Stephen Balliot, and | 

Charles Biddle, Daniel Heister, J 

The committee appointed to take depositions of the people late 
inhabitants of Wioming, in the county of Northumberland, report 
that they have taken the depositions of several of the said people, 
and now beg leave to lay them before Council. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, January 19th, 1785. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

The Hon'ble John McDowell, John Boyd, "| 

George Wall, jun'r, John Neville, 

John Whitehill, Isaac Meason, J> Esquires. 

Jonathan Hoge, Stephen Balliot, and | 

Charles Biddle, Daniel Hiester, J 

Drafts of letters to the President of Congress, to the Honorable. 
Hugh Williamson, Esquire, and to the delegates from this State in 
Congress ; were presented to Council and approved. 



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A collection of all the acts of this government relating to the 
Wioming controversy, was made, and an order taken that it be 
transmitted to our delegates for their information. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the accounts of Captain 
Thomas Robinson, for his disbursements, subsistence, and allow- 
ance in and for raising his Ranging company, was read, and an or- 
der taken that he be paid the ballance, amounting to one hundred 
and twenty-nine pounds four shillings and six pence, in State 
money, according to resolution of Assembly dated the sixteenth 
of December, 1784. 

A letter from the Honorable Thomas McKean, Esquire, stating 
the case of a certain Abraham Bare, an attainted traitor, and pray- 
ing the forgiveness of Council, was read. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, January 20th, 1785. 

PRESENT I 

Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

The Hon'ble John McDowell, John Boyd, "J 

George Wall, jun'r, John Neville, 

John White hill, Isaac Meason, ^» Esquires. 

Jonathan Hoge, Stephen Balliot, and j 

Charles Biddle, Daniel Hiester, J 

Odered, That the following specification of papers transmitted 
to our delegates, as mentioned in the minutes of yesterday, be en- 
tered : 

No. 1. Decree of the Fcederal Court at Trenton, dated 30th of 
December, 1782. 

2. Proclamation of Council upon it, dated the sixth day of Janu- 
ary, 1783. 

3. Act of General Assembly to prevent and stay suits, dated 
March 13th, 1783. 

4. Clause of an act repealing the aforesaid " Act for prevent- 
ing and staying suits from being brought against Connecticut 
claimants," from the beginning to the word " notwithstanding," 
dated the ninth of September, 1783. 

5. Resolutions of Assembly of the 21st, 23rd, 29th, and 30th 
days of January, 1784. 

^6. Instructions to our delegates under the preceeding resolutions, 
Feb'ry 14th, 1784. 

7. Resolutions of the General Assembly dated December the 
eighth and ninth, 1783, and March the 31st, 1784, and message 
from Council to Assembly, dated 31st of March, 1784. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 319 

8. Letter from the President of the State to Major Moore, afc 
Wioming, dated 21st day of February, 1784. 

9. Letter from Alexander Patterson, David Mead, John Seely, 
and Henry Shoemaker, dated February 21st, 1784. 

10. Letter from the Supreme Executive Council to the Gover- 
nor of Connecticut, under the resolution of the House dated the 
sixth of March, 1784. 

11. Letter from do. to Alexander Patterson, at Wioming, dated 
the tenth of May, 3784. 

12. Letter from Council to the Hon'ble the Judges at ReadiDg, 
of 22d May, 1784. 

13. Letter from Council to John Buyer, Christian Gettey, Frede- 
rick Antes, and Robert Martin, Esquires, dated twenty-second day 
of May, 1784. 

14. Letter from Council to the Magistrates at or near Wioming. 
in the county of Northumberland, of the twenty-second day of 
May, 1781. 

15. Extract of a letter from Council to the Honorable the Chief 
Justice, Mr. Atlee, and Mr. Rush, at Sunbury, dated the twenty- 
eighth day of May, 1784, from the beginning to the word Sunbury, 
and letter from Council to the Judges, dated the twenty-fifth of 
May, 1784. 

16. Letter from Alexander Patterson, Esquire, dated Wioming. 
May 30th, 1784, to the Honorable Thomas McKean, and other 
Justices of the Supreme Court, at Sunbury. 

17. Copy of the judgment of the Supreme Court against Colonel 
James Moore, and others, at Sunbury, at the May sessions, 1784. 

. 18. Depositions of William Brink before the Chief Justice, dated 
27th July, 1784. 

19. Do. of Captain John Armstrong. 

20. Annexed to the foregoing depositions, the depositions of 
John Seely and Silas Taylor, dated the twenty-fourth of June, and 
twenty-second of August, 1782. 

21. The resolution of Council dated twenty-ninth of July, 1784, 
for calling out a body of militia from Northampton county, upon 
evidence of Brink and Armstrong. 

22. Letter from the Council to the Magistracy of Northumber- 
land county, dated July the twenty-fourth, 1784, signed by Secre- 
tary. 

23. Letter from do. to the Sheriff of the said county, dated 29th 
July, 1784. 

24. Extract of a letter from Council to William Wilson, Lieu- 
tenant of the said county, dated the twenty-ninth of July, 1784. 

25. Letter from Council to the Honorable John Boyd, Esquire, 
and Lieutenant Colonel Armstrong, dated July the twenty-ninth, 
1784. 

26. Letter from General Armstrong and Honorable John Boyd 
to county, dated the seventh of August, 1784. 



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27. Letter from Council to Honorable John Boyd, and Lieuten- 
ant Colonel John Armstrong, dated the tenth day of August, 1784. 

28. Letter from Lieutenant-Colunel John Armstrong, to Coun- 
cil, dated Wioming, August the twenty-fourth, 1784. 

29. Letter from William Wilson, Lieutenant of Northumberland 
county, to Colo. John Armstrong, at Wioming, dated Sunbury, 
the 25th of August 1784. 

80. Letter or narrative of Alexander Patterson Blackall, Wil- 
liam Ball, Samuel Heed, and Andrew Henderson, to the Honora- 
ble John Boyd, and Lieutenant Colonel John Armstrong, dated 
August, 1784, containing detail of the disturbances at Wioming 
from the year 1769. 

31. Letter from Council to Lieutenant Colonel John Armstrong, 
of August 27th, 1784. 

32. Letter from Council to Lieu't Colonel Armstrong, at Wio- 
ming, of August 30th, 1784. 

83. Copy of an act of the General Assembly dated the fifteenth 
of September, .1784, for restoring the possession of certain mes- 
suages, &ca., in Northumberland county, to the persons who lately 
held the same. 

34. Proclamation of Council, dated the fifth day of October, 
1784. 

35. The paper addressed to the poople at or near Wioming, 
founded upon the said proclamation. 

36. The collection of papers as published in Claypoole's news- 
. paper, dated the sixth day of October, 1784. — See the paper of that 

date. 

37. Letter from Council to the Justices of the Peace of North- 
umberland county, vizt : Messieurs Buyers, Gettig, Culbertson, 
Scely and Mead, dated the sixth day of October, 1784. 

38. Letter from General John Armstrong to Council, dated 25th 
October, 1784. 

39. Letter from General John Armstrong to Council, dated 15th 
of Nov'r, 1784. 

40. Depositions of William Miller, Enos Randle, Henry Brink, 
Obediah Walker, Joseph Montawny, James Johnston, Catharine 
Bowerlane, Preserved Coolley, John Tilbury and Lena Tilbury, 
taken before the Committee of Council appointed January 14th, 
1785. 

41. Depositions of William Young, Ezekiel Scoonover, Daniel 
Haines, Benjamin Hillman, Susanna Lanterman and William 
Brink, taken before same Committee. 

42. Copy of a petition of thirty-six freeholders in Lower Smith- 
field township, in the county of Northampton, in behalf of the 
people lately driven from Wioming. 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the accounts of Mat- 
thew Irwin, for sugar, coffee, &ca., furnished in 1779, to William 
Crispin, Commissary of the State navy, was read and approved. 



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Drafts of letters, circular to the Commissioners and Lieutenants 
of the several counties, were read and approved. 

A letter to George Stewart, Esquire, surviving Agent for the 
sale of Confiscated Estates in the county of Lancaster, upon the 
subject of a mortgage said to be due by the estate of George 
Ross, deceased. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, January 21st, 1785. 

present : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

Jonathan Hoge, Stephen Balliot, ""J 

John Whitehill, Charles Biddle, 

John Nevill, John Boyd, [-Esquires. 

Isaac Meason, John Woods, and J 

John McDowell, Daniel ftiester, J 

Upon motion of Mr. Biddle, 

Ordered, That a commission be issued appointing John Eckhart 
to be a Justice of the Court of Common Pieas in the county of 
Berks. 

The report of Joseph Luckey and William Hazlet, Esquires, two 
of the Justices appointed to hear the evidence respecting the elec- 
tion of a Justice of the Peace for the district of the townships of 
Oxford, East and West Nottingham, was read, and there not ap- 
pearing sufficient reason to set aside the said election, it was accord- 
ingly con^rmed, and Philip Scott, Esquire, appointed a Justice of 
the Peace and of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the said 
county. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honora- 
ble Charles Biddle, Esquire, for the sum of forty-six pounds seven 
shillings and six pence specie, in full for his attendance in Council 
until this day inclusively. 



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The Council met. , 

Philadelphia, Saturday, January 22nd, 1785. 
present : 
The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

The Honorable Jonathan Hoge, John McDowell, ""] 
Isaac Mcason, ' John Wbitehill, 
John Neville, Charles Biddle, ^Esquires. 

John Boyd, Stephen Balliot, and | 

John Woods, Daniel Hiester, J 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of Ensign 
James Morrison, of Captain John Hughes' company of Rangers 
of the county of Washington, was read and approved ; the ballance 
due to him being ninety pounds. 



The Council met. * 

Philadelphia, Monday, January 24th ; 1785. 
present : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 
The Honorable Jonathan Hoge, John M'Dowell, """) 
Isaac Meason, John Wbitehill, 
John Neville, Charles Biddle, J>Esquires. 

John Boyd, Stephen Balliot, and | 
John Woods, Daniel Hiester, J 

Returns of elections of Justices for the several cnstricts of 
Agtfsta, Penns, Buffaloe, Turbutt and Mahoning, in the county of 
Northumberland, were presented and read, on which it was 

Ordered, That William Maclay, William Shaw, Simon Sneider 
and William Irwin, be appointed Justices of the Peace for the 
said county, and commissioned accordingly ; that as there has been 
an irregularity in returning four Magistrates from the district of 
Mahoning, it be recommended to the inhabitants thereof to pro- 
ceed to another election, and make the return of two persons only, 
agreeably to law ; that William Maclay and William Shaw, Es- 
quires, be appointed Justices of the Court of Common Pleas in 
and for the county of Northumberland, and commissioned accord- 
ingly. 

A return of an election for a Justice of the Peace for the dis- 
trict of Germaine, in the county of Fayette, was read, and an 
order taken that Andrew Robb, Esq'r, be appointed a Justice of 
the Peace and of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the county 
aforesaid. 



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Thursday next is set apart for hearing the Wardens of the Port 
upon their late propositions to Council, and Friday following for 
determining the contested election ot a Justice of the Peace for 
the Northern Liberties. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, January 25th, 1785. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

The Honorable John M'Dowell, Isaac Meason, "] 

Stephen Balliot, John Woods, 

John Boyd, Daniel Hiester, and J>Esquires. 

John Neville, Jonathan Hoge, | 
John Whitehall, J 

Upon the petition of Margaret Barnet, convicted of larceny in 
the county of Philadelphia, it was 

Ordered, That her fine be remitted. 

Ordered, That Saturday next be set apart for a hearing of the 
several claims of John Lownes, and Charles Cecil to city lots under 
old rights from William Penn, the first proprietor of Pennsylvania, 
and that Monday next be assigned for a hearing upon similar claims 
of Samuel Preston Moore and others, and Nicholas Young. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Lieutenant 
James Morrison, late of Captain John Hughes' company of Ran- 
gers, in Washington county, for the sum of fifteen pounds, being 
two month's pay, for which he is to be accountable. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honora- 
ble John Neville, for thirty-five pounds specie, in full for his 
attendance in Council untill this day inclusively. 



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The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, January 26th, 1785. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine Esquire, Vice President. 

The Honorable John M'Dowell, John Woods, "^ 

John Whitehill, Isaac Meason, and ! ™ 

Stephen Balliot, Jonathan Hoge, f ^ 
John Boyd, J 

The Managers of the State Lottery having represented to Coun- 
cil agreeably to law, the state of the sales of tickets in the first 



Ordered, That the second day of May next be appointed for ye 
commencement of the drawing of the said class, and that the Mana- 
gers be directed to proceed accordingly. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, January 27th, 1785. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esq'r, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

The Honorable John McDowell, John Woods, ") 

John Whitehill, Isaac Meason, and J ™ 
Stephen Balliot, Jonathan Hoge, F ^ 

John Boyd, J 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the following accounts 
were read and approved, vizt : 

Of Jonathan Hennard, and David Ruble, for provisions furnished 
to the Washington county militia. 

Of Dorsey Pentecost, Esquire, for disbursements in raising Cap- 
tain Hughes's company of Bangers. 

Of William Marshall's, for losses sustained in the Indian expe- 
dition of 1781. 

Of the pay due to the non-commissioned officers and privates of 
Captain Hughes's company. 

Of Lieutenant Gabriel Peterson, for pay in the said company. 

Of Ezekiel Lewis, for a horse lost in Colonel Lochry's expedi- 
tion. 



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Of James Sutter, for his expenses in going to the salt works of 
this Commonwealth. 

And of William Wilson, Esquire, Lieutenant of the county of 
Northumberland. 

A conference was this morning had with the Wardens of the 
Port of Philadelphia, upon the subject of their late letter respect- 
ing the further improvement of the navigation of the river. 
On motion, 

That a President of the Court Common Pleas in the county of 
Northumberland be now appointed, 

Ordered, That the said appointment be postponed. 

William Irwin, and Simon Sneider, Esquires, were appointed and 
commissioned to be Justices of the Court of Common Pleas, in and 
for the county of Northumberland. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, January 28th, 1785. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

The Honorable John Whitehill, John Woods, 1 

Isaac Mcason, Stephen Balliot, and ! -p 

Jonathan Hoge, John Neville, j * 

John Boyd, J 

The parties upon the disputed election of Justices of the Peace 
in the Northern Liberties, were heard. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of John,,Nich- 
olson, Esquire, Comptroller General, for the sum of five hundred 
pounds, State money, to discharge the one-third part of deprecia- 
tion certificates, agreeably to act of Assembly dated the thirteenth 
of April, 1782. 

The petition of Peter Hosterman, against the appointment of 
Simon Sneider, elected a Justice of the Peace for the district of 
Penn, in the county of Northumberland, was read, and an order 
taken that Mr. Sneider be not commissioned untill the exceptions 
of Mr. Hosterman be heard* 



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The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, January 29th, 1785. 

PRESENT I 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

The Honorable John McDowell, John Whitehill, ^ 
Charles Biddle, Jonathan Hoge, 
John Boyd, John Woods, and y Esquires. 

John Neville, Daniel Hiester, 
Isaac Meason, J 

The memorial of a committee of merchants on the subject of 
erecting some additional piers in the river Delaware, for the better 
shelter and protection of vessels, was read, and 

Ordered, To be filed. 

The hearing upon the claim of Charles Cecil, and John Lownes, 
appointed for this day, was postponed until Wednesday next. 

A draft of a message in reply to that from the General Assem- 
bly of the twenty-fourth day of December last, was presented to 
Council, read twice, and 

Ordered, To be transcribed. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable 
Daniel Hiester, Esquire, for the sum of fifty-one pounds twelve 
shillings and six pence specie, in full for his attendance in Council 
until this day, inclusively. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, January 31st 7 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
The following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, vizt : 
In favor of the Honorable John McDowell, for the sum of twen- 
ty-seven pounds two shillings and six pence, in full for his attend- 
ance in Council until this day, inclusively. 

In favor Colonel William Wilson, Lieutenant of the county of 
Northumberland, for eight pounds five shillings specie, for mili- 
tia expences. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 327 

In favor of the Honorable John Boyd, Esquire, for the sum of 
sixty-two pounds twelve shillings and six pence specie, in full for 
his attendance in Council until this £ay, inclusively. 

In favor of the Honorable John Woods, for the sum of fifty-four 
pounds five shillings specie, in full for his attendance in Council 
untill the thirty-first day of January, 1785, inclusively. 

In favor of the Honorable Isaac Meason, Esquire, for the sum of 
forty-five pounds ten shillings, for his attendance on the thirty-first 
of January, 1785, inclusively. 

Richard Wells, and others, and Nicholas Young, were heard upon 
their several claims to city lots. 

The depositions of Daniel llees and John Smith, were taken by 
the committee appointed the fourteenth instant. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, February, 1785; 

PRESENT : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

The Honorable Jonathan Hoge, John Woods, ~] 

Isaac Meason, John McDowell, 

John Neville, Daniel Hiester, and )> Esquires. 

Charles Biddle, Stephen Baliiot, 
John Boyd, J 

Upon the petition of William Stringer, convicted of larceny at 
the January sessions for the city, and recommendation of the Jus- 
tices; it was . 

Ordered, That the corporal punishment to which he was sen- 
tenced, be remitted. 

The petition of Henry Doran, convicted of fornication at the 
same sessions, was read. Upon consideration, 

Ordered, Tnat the fine of ten pounds adjudged to the use of the 
State, be remitted. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Frederick Snei- 
der, for fifteen pounds twelve shillings and six pence, in full for his 
attendance as Doorkeeper until the thirty-first of January, 1785, 
inclusively, and cash paid for newspapers, &c. 

The Message to the General Assembly in reply to theirs of the 
twenty-fourth day of December last, being transcribed and read in 
Council by paragraphs, the President was requested to sign the 
same, which was done accordingly. 



328 MINUTES OF THE 

A message from the President and the Supreme Executive Coun- 
cil to the General Assembly. 

+ 

Gentlemen : 

As an affectionate concern for the welfare of Pennsylvania 
prompted our message of the fourth of December last, the same 
disposition will govern our reply to your answer of the twenty- 
fourth of that month. For if, in the discussion of affairs so im- 
portant to the good people of this State, we should suffer any mo- 
tive to tempt us into digressions from the subject, we should think 
ourselves wanting in our duty to them, and in the respect that 
upon every occasion ought to be observed, and which we are al- 
ways pleased to have opportunities of testifying for your honorable 
House. 

It affords us much satisfaction to find that two points, which ap- 
peared to us very material, one of them mentioned in our message, 
and the other in conference with your committee appointed upon 
it, are now provided for in the " Act to alter and amend the act for 
opening the Land Office," &c, passed the twenty-first day of De- 
cember last, so that the inconveniences apprehended from giving 
credit upon the sales of the lands, and from not limitting the price 
below which they should not be sold, are to be prevented. 

Happy should we have been if your sentiments had correspond- 
ed with our own upon another question of moment ; that is, whe- 
ther this Commonwealth shall immediately assume all the debts of 
the United States to citizens of this State, and establish a perpet- 
ual fund for paying annually six per cent, interest upon them, un- 
der the direction of the State. 

It cannot be pretended that the honor and justice of this State 
are more loudly called upon to make this assumption than the honor 
and justice of the United States are to render it needless. As lit- 
tle can it be pretended that " public credit will be recovered" by a 
procedure announcing that the " public credit " of the Union, in 
which the prosperity of all confederated America is bound up, can- 
not be relied upon. 

Our situation is that of a State united with others by compact ; 
and hence is derived a primary obligation not to take any step that 
may " interfere with foederal measures, ©r tend to weaken the 
Union." 

With this situation we were anxiously desirous of reconciling the 
relief of our fellow-citizens who are creditors of the United States. 
It was, therefore, our first wish, that any means devised for this 
purpose might have been managed with the authority of Congress. 
Their wisdom, integrity, and benevolence, with regard to such cred- 
itors, are evinced by their acts of the fourth of September, 1782, 
the eighteenth of April, 1783, and the twenty-seventh and twenty- 
eighth of April, 1784. Proper representations would surely have 
obtained all the success that might be compatible with the most 
essential interests of the Union. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 329 

But as the legislative branch chose to proceed without making 
this application, our next wish was, that the business might be 
conducted in such manner that we might not appear either to dic- 
tate to the Uoited States, in Congress assembled, or to reduce this 
State to such a condition as to be unable to supply competent pay- 
ments upon future requisitions to the Continental Treasury, unless 
by a general distress of the people. 

Thus the great question has arisen, whether Pennsylvania ought, 
in the circumstances actually existing, to establish the before de- 
scribed perpetual fund. 

Your Honorable House has expressed a " wish that we, instead 
of resting on a general declaration, had pointed out the interference 
of such an establishment with Foederal measures." With deference 
for that wish, we will now endeavour to shew the interference. 

By the confederation, ** all charges and expences incurred for the 
common defence or general welfare, and allowed by the United 
States, in Congress assembled, are to be defrayed out of the com- 
mon Treasury, to be supplied by the several States, and the neces- 
sary sums for the service are to be ascertained, appropriated, and 
applied by Congress." 

In their act of December the sixteenth, 1782, Congress say : 
" By the confederation, Congress have an absolute discretion in de- 
termining the quantum of revenue requisite for the national ex- 
penditure. No State can dispute the obligation to pay the sum 
demanded, without a breach of the confederation ; and when the 
money comes into the Treasury, the appropriation is the exclusive 
province of the Foederal Government." 

It is indisputable that these Powers comprehend the whole man- 
agement of the national debt. Congress, in their act of April 27th, 
1784, mention their requisition of one million and two hundred 
thousand dollars on September the fourth, 1782, thus : " This re- 
quisition gave licence to the States to apply so much as should be 
necessary of their respective quotas of it to the payment of inter- 
est due on certificates issued from the Loan Office of their own 
States, and other liquidated debts of the United States contracted 
therein." 

Then, mentioning their requisition of one-half of the eight mil- 
lions of dollars, they add : " But while this proportion of former 
deficiencies is of necessity called for, under the pressure of de- 
mands which will admit either denial nor delay, and the punctual 
•compliance of every State is expected, to enable the Foederal ad- 
ministration, with certainty, to satisfy these demands, it is earnest- 
ly and warmly recommended to the abler States to go as far be- 
yond this proportion in specie as their happier situation will admit, 
under an assurance that such further contributions will be applied 
towards discharging the public debt, agreeably to the preceding 
statement, and will be placed to their credit in the next requisi- 
tions; with interest thereon from the time of payment." 



330 MINUTES OF THE 

Again, on the twenty-eighth of the same month, Congress, "ob- 
serving, that of the purposes for which money is wanting, about 
three-fourths can be answered by nothing but money itself," re- 
quire them to " be paid in actual money, allowing discounts of in- 
terest with domestic creditors as to the other fourth ; the said 
three-fourths, or greater proportion, if any State should not avail 
itself of the facilities, in the degree admitted, paid in money at the 
same time, to be applied according to the above statement/' As 
to the balances that may afterwards remain of the requisitions of 
eight and of two millions, Congress, by their resolutions of April 
last, deferr " the calling them into payment/' until the States shall 
be more able to comply. 

Such are the powers vested in Congress, and such has been their 
unquestioned exercise of them. Bow wisely or beneficially they 
have been thus vested, it would be idle to enquire. It has been 
demonstrated, that in order that they may provide in the. best man- 
ner for the honor, the defence, the harmony, and welfare of these 
States, their hands ought rather to bg strengthened than weak- 
ened. 

Taking into our serious consideration these circumstances, and 
u the design of establishing a perpetual fund for the quota of this 
State of the annual interest of the aggregate debt of the United 
States contracted during the late war," and for appropriating and 
applying the same under the direction of this State, to the pay- 
ment of its own citizens, it appeared to us a matter of the utmost 
importance that this plan should be executed upon such principles 
as to be satisfactory to the United States. 

Here is to be the faith of this State perpetually plighted to a 
particular class of the creditors of the United States, and its reve- 
nues, to the amount of its whole quota of the debt, exclusively and 
without limitation of time pledged to them. We say without limi- 
tation of time, for the proviso in the bill published, u that the 
payment and appropriation aforesaid of the said quota shall cease 
whenever the United States shall make and carry into execution 
other effectual and permanent provision for paying the annual in- 
terest and arrearages of interest due and arising on their aforesaid 
debts," does not remove the objection. This clause plainly alludes 
to the unexecuted recommendation of the eighteenth of April, 
1783, before mentioned in the bill, and to the recital before made 
in it, " that a considerable time may elapse before a general and 
effective plan for the good purposes aforesaid may be formed and 
ratified by the several States, so as to be put in execution." But 
until such other permanent provision and plan shall be so made and 
ratified, the first obligation under the confederation, for every State 
to pay its quota, upon requisitions of Congress, into the common 
Treasury," still continues in full force. 

We, therefore, were of opinion that if the permanent appropri- 
ation and application by this State as it pleases of portions of its 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 331 

quota of the general charges and expenses, " to a particular part of 
those charges and expenses, so as to reclaim on that account against 
requisitions of the United States, could be rendered agreeable to 
them in Congress assembled, it must be by these two considera- 
tions. First. The distress of the persons provided for ', and sec- 
ondly, the keeping ourselves in capacity, if possible, after such 
provision, to make competent payments into the " common trea- 
sury.' 

Both these ends we expected might be attained by confining the 
provision to the original holders of certificates, and to societies to 
which they had been given for benevolent purposes, to be continued 
by the same law to the holders of them, upon alienations subse- 
quent to the provision, as was done in the case of alienated certifi- 
cates mentioned in a supplementary act passed the twentieth of 
September, 1783, so that the original holders, who are the persons 
distressed, might, in selling their certificates, have the advantage of 
their raising in value in consequence of the provision being made. 

The plea of distress for^aese (i respectable claimants" would be 
truly affecting, but how much must it be confused and weakened 
by mixing with these claims the demands of purchasers of certifi- 
cates. It was with this view we made the few and short observa- 
tions in our message respecting those purchasers. Their merits or 
demerits we undertake not to judge, but we contend that their pre- 
tensions ought not on this occasion to be blended with those of real 
distress. Let the State deviate as little as possible from the Con- 
federation, and in deviating, let not the only plea be falsified that 
can be offered in its excuse. We are for leaving the purchasers of 
certificates what they voluntarily and cheerfully became, upon 
terms that must be extremely advantageous to them, that is, credi- 
tors of the United States, with the priviledge that has raised the 
value of their certificates, and they have no right to ask, repeatedly 
held forth by the laws of this State, of laying them out in lands, 
which, at a price fixed by the last law, we believe may be generally 
done by them at the rate of from three pence to twelve pence an 
acre. 

In support of these sentiments, permit us to quote the following 
memorable words from an act of Assembly passed the first day of 
June, 1780, after the operation of the laws for making Continental 
bills of credit a legal tender had been suspended, and signed by 
the worthy gentleman as Speaker who now holds the same honora- 
ble office : — " The depreciation of the currency of the United 
States now in circulation, and the speculation which has taken 
place in consequence thereof, has opened a door to numerous frauds, 
and may operate to the general injury of virtue and morality and 
to the great dishonor of the State, unless timely prevented, and the 
prospect of au appreciation, unless regulated on just and equitable 
principles, might likewise be followed by a train of evils as per- 
nicious as those we have already experienced, and not only encour- 



332 MINUTES OF THE 

age, but enable such persons as bave obtained large sums for small 
values, to derive an undue advantage therefrom." 

Why need this State interfere with the intentions of Congress 
concerning such purchasers. That honorable body has declared 
that a proper attention shall be paid to them. Let us remember 
that they have declared also that, if from the deficiencies " of the 
least able States, accomodation cannot be effected among the several 
objects mentioned, a preference shall be given in the discharge of 
the interest due upon the foreign debt." Surely we cannot forget 
that in this resolution are involved considerations of the highest 
consequence to the States. 

Speaking of those to whom this debt is due, Congress in their 
address of the eighteenth of April, 1783, employ this emphatic 
language. " To an ally, in the first place, who to the exertion of 
his arms in support to our cause has added the succour of his 
treasure; who to his important loans has added liberal donations; 
and whose loans themselves carry the impression of his magna- 
nimity and friendship." ~ 

To individuals in a foreign country in the next place, who were 
the first to give so precious a token of itheir .confidence in our jus- 
tice and of their friendship for our cause, and who are members of 
a republic which was second in espousing our rank among nations. 

What arguments can justify Pennsylvania for giving a preference 
" over mch creditors to dealers in certificates, and deliberately 
chusing to pay forty and fifty per cent, interest annually to the 
latter upon their real capitals, rather than to pay her proportion of 
four or five per cent, interest annually to the former upon their real 
capitals ? for the interest of the foreign debt is no higher. What 
will the nations of Europe think of our honor, our faith, our grati- 
tude, and our Union, when they hear of such proceedings? ; Tis 
true, if all the other States were in u happier situation," and could 
punctually pay their respective quotas, the interest of the foreign 
debt would still be regularly paid, tho' we should prohibit, as the 
funding bill proposes, any part of it from being paid by our quota. 
But, from the words of Congress, it seems that this is not quickly 
to be expected ; and therefore, with the * earnestness and warmth" 
before mentioned, and excited by their intimate knowledge of our 
national affairs, they entreat " the abler States" to yield all the 
aid in their power. Instead of a compliance with this entreaty, 
the funding bill is calculated to prevent Congress from managing 
even our quota of the interest of the national debt. 

"fis also true, that if "a general and effective plan for the good 
purposes aforesaid can be formed, and ratified by the several States, 
so as to be put in execution," as the bill recites, that interest may 
then be regularly paid. But it is uncertain when such a plan will 
take place — if soon, the provision against which we object is need- 
less — if late, the objection operates with greater force> 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 333 

The second consideration, which in our opinion might have effect 
in rendering an appropriation and application by this State as it 
pleases, of portions of its quota of the general charges and expences 
to a particular part thereof, in the manner before mentioned, 
agreeable to Congress, was the keeping ourselves in capacity, if 
possible, after such provision, to make competent payments into 
" the common Treasury." 

The " bills of credit" to be emitted, are to be received in payment 
not only for lands, but also il for all customs, imposts, duties, and 
debts to the State, and for the arrearages of all general taxes, and 
for all taxes to be assessed." How far this regulation, and a new 
appropriation by this State of the residue, after one-half of our 
quota of the eight millions of dollars shall be paid, as the funding 
bill expressly purports, are reconcilable with the acts of Assembly 
of 1782, and 1783, by which the faith of this State is given to the 
United States, " for the payment of our quotas of the eight millions 
and two millions of dollars, in gold and silver, to the orders of the 
said States," merits consideration, especially as Congress, in April 
last, assigned this reason for not immediately making larger de- 
mands than they then did; that " if the whole balances of those two 
requisitions should be rigorously called into payment within the 
course of that year, a compliance with such call would produce 
much distress." 

Our sentiments are, that deducting from our quota of the na- 
tional debt a sum equivalent to the annual interest on purchased 
certificates, which upon such an estimate i( as present circumstan- 
ces will admit,"- we believe are one-half of all that have been issued 
in this State, such sum, together with our quota of requisitions for 
the expences of the government of the Union, be promptly paid 
from time to time, if our finances can enable us, into ''the common 
Treasury;" the United States in Congress assembled will then 
appropriate and apply the money as they ought to do. The dealers 
in certificates will scarcely venture to say, that those of whom they 
freely became creditors, are not to be trusted with paying them. 

By proceeding in this mariner, we shall allow ourselves means to 
discover what our real strength is, and also what is the real weight 
of the burthen now treated of; we shall hold ourselves in respect- 
ful readiness to comply in a satisfactory manner, it is hoped, with 
requisitions of Congress, which will undoubtedly be made, as honor 
justice, and the general welfare shall require. If our quota of such 
requisition shall not equal the income which we can easily raise 
and spare, how bright a prospect will open to Pennsylvania fop 
employing the opportunity in improving the navigation of our rivers 
and the passage upon our roads, the defects of which threaten us 
with immense losses. 

By these and other "cares/* not unworthy of the rulers of a free 
people, a lively circulation may be promoted, and a strong connec- 
tion formed between the several counties; the mutual blessings 



334 MINUTES OF THE 

flowing from thence, be universally perceived and valued; and in 
a short time the whole body of the State, healthy, robust, active 
and animated, be enabled cheerfully to bear loads that otherwise 
would be oppressive. 

How far the ability of the State will at present extend, is a 
point demanding the strictest attention and investigation before 
this Commonwealth, in the circumstances now existing, shall 
commit her faith and revenue for an indefinite period of time, and 
for an indefinite sum of money, in the manner designed by the 
funding bill published for consideration. 

It appears by the resolutions of the General Assembly of the 
fourth of December last, upon which the funding bill is founded, 
that the sum of one hundred and eighty-three thousand two hun- 
dred and thirty-two pounds must be annually raised " to pay the 
interest of the debts of the United States to citizens of this State, 
the interest of the debt due from and assumed by this State into a 
separate capacity, and the payments to the late proprietaries, exclu- 
sively of the civil list and other ordinary expences of government, 
and also of such other debts as are funded on particular reve- 
nues. " 

It further appears from these resolutions, that the estimate of 
debts is inaccurate, and only such, " as present circumstances will 
admit, ' and Congress mentioning the national debts, give the 
amount/ as far as they can be now ascertained." 

Proper methods are in process for determining with certainty and 
in reasonable time, the debts due by the United States, and by this 
State, but the business is not yet accomplished. At present it is 
unknown what may be the amount of the engagements meditated 
by this State, especially as by the act of Assembly passed the first 
of December last, for appointing additional Commissioners, if it is 
carried into execution, debts may be assumed by this State as due 
by the United States, for which no credit may be allowed by them 
to this State. Another risque this State will be exposed toby the 
multiplicity of counterfeit certificates; a mischief which can only 
be effectually guarded against by the* authority of Congress from 
their controul over the public offices. This we are assured of, 
that there is a great mass of demands against the United States, 
• still remaining to be liquidated, in this State, whatever may prove 
to be the amount of them, when they shall be settled, the funding 
bill includes them all. The duties upon importations, and the 
taxes of seventy-six thousand nine hundred and forty-five pounds 
seventeen shillings and six pence, are appropriated for paving the 
interest upon the whole; and agreeably to the principle of the bill, 
if those duties and taxes are not sufficient, others must be imposed. 
Your Honorable House is well apprised of these additional impo- 
sitions, for your own resolutions of the 4th of last December, a few 
minutes before our message was delivered, and which are the foun- 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 335 

dations of the funding bill, declare that " an annual tax of one 
hundred thousand pounds is necessary." It cannot be imagined, 
that the State will make a scramble for the interest money among 
t the citizens, and pay the most importunate, leaving the rest unpaid. 
Indeed, if the money upon this fund should not come into the Trea- 
sury as fast as it is demanded, which will probably be the case, 
there can be no doubt but some creditors will, from their activity 
and situation, have a manifest superiority over others who live at 
a greater distance, and are not so well acquainted with public affairs, 
and the management of money to the best advantage. 

To the sums necessary for these purposes, supposing as much 
and no more necessary for them than the bill mentions, are to be 
added our quota of the expences of the Fcederal Government, and 
all the expences of our own, computing the former at thirty thous- 
and pounds, and the latter at twenty thousand pounds, which we 
think a moderate calculation, this State must annually raise two 
hundred and thirty-three thousand two hundred and thirty-two 
pounds, besides the interest of the debts already funded on particu- 
lar revenues, and amounting yearly to eleven thousand two hun- 
dred and eighty four pounds six shillings and four pence, exclusive 
of county rates and levies, and of the taxes peculiar to the city. Of 
this sum of two hundred and thirty-three thousand two hundred 
and thirty-two pounds, one hundred and fifty thousand pounds, at 
least, are to be taken from the people by direct taxation, and levied 
by Collectors ; nor is this the whole sum to be thus taken from 
them. The expecce of assessing and collecting, &c, will amount to 
above ten thousand pounds more. 'Tis true, there are some branches 
of revenue that may possibly lessen these direct taxes; but they 
cannot be relied upon to any large amount when contrasted with 
the encrease of public expences. 

By a report adopted by the Honorable the Council of Censors, 
the thirteenth of last August, and since approved by your Honora- 
ble House, it appeared that these were the following balances of 
taxes unpaid :--In Continental money three millions one hundred and 
sixty-one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven pounds seven 
shillings and. eight pence; in State money one hundred and thirty- 
six thousand six hundred and eighty-one pounds four shillings and 
eleven pence ; and in specie four hundred and seventy-six thousand 
two hundred and thirty-nine pounds and ten pence half-penny. 

Considering it as our duty upon this occasion to make enqui- 
ries that might lead to just conclusions respecting the circumstances 
of the State, and its ability to pay the intended taxes, we have en- 
deavored to obtain information. From accurate accounts, that may 
be depended on, we learn that the annual amount of all taxable 
property, together with the rates upon polls, in 1771, was only 
three hundred and sixty-eight thousand and forty-five pounds; that 
the increase of population from 1760 to 1770, a period of public 
prosperity, was but about one fourth, and that the exports of staple 



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comodities from this city in 1773 greatly exceeded those of the 
same kind in 1784, as will appear from the inclosed schedules.* 

It is said, in the answer to our message, " We see no cause to de- 
preciate the ability of the State, as well as its credit, when we re- 
flect that in the year 1782, when we had neither. rested from the 
ravages of the war, nor tasted the blessings of peace, a tax of four 
hundred and twenty thousand pounds was imposed, and tho' heavy, 
was not insupportable. In the year 1783, a farther tax was laid 
for two hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds, without any aid 
from the sale of lands." 

As to the former part of this sentence, we see much greater evils 
likely to arise from exaggerating the ability of the State, some of 
which it would perhaps be more prudent to think, than speak of, 
than from depreciating it, if that was done. As to the taxes men- 
tioned, tho' they were laid early in each year, yet of the whole six 
hundred and forty-five thousand two hundred and ninety-seven 
pounds and fifteen shillings, for that was the exact amount, no more 
than two hundred and two thousand three hundred and sixty-seven 
pounds two shillings and four pence, not one-third of the whole, 
were paid into the treasury of this State, on the first day of the 

^Increase of Population in Pennsylvania from 1760 to 1770. 



Taxables in 1760. In 1770. 



Philadelphia city and county, 

Bucks, 

Chester, 

Lancaster, 

York, - ' - 

Cumberland, - 

Berks, - . I - 

Northampton, 



8,321 


10,455 


3,148 


3,177 


4,761 


5,483 


5,631 


6,608 


3 ; 302 


4,426 


1,501 


3 521 


3,016 


3,302 


1,987 


2,793 



31,667 



39,665 



Exports from Philadelphia, 





In 1773. 


In 1781. 


Excess, 1773. Do 


Bushels of wheat, 


182,391 


24,490 


157,901 


Barrels of flour, 


265,967 


201,365 


64,602 


Barrels of bread, 


48,103 


28,525 


19,578 


Barrels of beef, &c, 


9,659 


2,354 


7,305 


Bushels Ind'n corn, 


179,217 


73,527 


105,690 


Kegs of lard, 


732 


507 


225 


Boxes of candles, 


1,165 


1,288 


1 


Boxes of soap, 


3,740 


1,733 


2,007 


Tons of pearl ashes, 
Tons of pot ashes, 


5-g 

131 


[both, 6| 


64§ 


Pounds of leather, 


31,696 


7,080 


24,616 


Pounds bees wax, 


64,516 


46,585 


17,961 


Bushels of flaxseed, 


68,681 


71,592 


29 


M staves and head, 


5,1U 


4,083 


1,031 


M of plank boards, 


3,309 


3,098 


5 


Tons of iron, 


1,564 


667 ar 


d 



'84 



123 



599 



Bars, 10,402 about 400 



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present year : that is, on an average, only sixty-seven thousand four 
hundred and fifty-five pounds fourteen shillings one penny and three 
farthings in each of the three years, tho' in that period, those who 
Were zealous in the cause of their country, made the most strenuous 
exertions to pay their taxes, in order to determinate a destructive war, 
and thereby obtain peace, liberty, safety, and sovereignty ) and we 
are convinced that many thousand of our fellow citizens have ex- 
perienced very severe difficulties in paying their shares of the col- 
lections. Among these are to be reckoned large numbers of that 
respectable class of our fellow citizens, the mechanics and manu- 
facturers, who have been lately, and now are, less able to pay taxes 
than they were in several preceding years. Is it to be reasonably 
expected then, that this State can, without " producing much dis- 
tress,'' raise annually, by direct taxation, one hundred and fifty 
thousand pounds, besides the expences of the collection? 

We cannot, therefore, upon a review of facts forbear believing, 
that the following expressions of Congress last April, in describing 
the condition of America, are as applicable to our fellow citizens 
in general, and to great numbers of them in the frontier counties 
and elsewhere, as pointedly as to the people of other States. 
ct . Their abilities must be measured in weighing their burthens. 
Their creditors themselves will view them, just relieved from the 
ravages of proedatory armies — returning from an attendance on 
camps to the culture of their fields — beginning to sow, but not yet 
having reaped — exhausted of necessaries and habitual comforts, and 
therefore, needing new supplies out of the first proceeds of their 
labor. Forbearance then, to a certain degree, will suggest itself to 
them. Congress, entrusted with the dispensation of justice between 
the public and its creditors, will suppose both parties desirous that 
their mutual situations should be considered and accommodated." 

Indeed the resolutions of the General Assembly of the fourth of 
December last, which contain the funding plan, expressly acknowl- 
edge the distresses that would attend the burthens to be imposed; 
for there it is resolved that u in order to enable the good people of 
this State to pay the tax and arrearages of taxes with greater ease 
and facility, bills of credit to the amount of the aforesaid sum of one 
hundred and eighty-three thousand two hundred and thirty-two 
pounds be prepared and issued." 

Whether this mode of '-enabling" those who have not paid will ap- 
pear equitable to citizens who have paid their taxes in specie upon the; 
same assessments, and whether it be adviseable to give such favou 
to delinquency, are matters that call for some attention. How \\ 
can possibly add to the commerce, wealth, or prosperity of the State | 
when all our products are at such high prices, and industry in raising 
them is sure of receiving adequate rewards, we are utterly unin- 
formed ? In what part of the world has such an operation ever 
produced such effects ? This truth we are assured of, that it never 
Yol. xiv.— 22. 



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can " enable" the delinquents to pay their taxes, unless the paper 
comes depreciated into their bands, or thej happen to be public 
creditors who receive it in the first instance. For, if it should 
continue on a par with gold and silver, how can they get more of 
it by their labor, or by their products, than they can of gold and 
silver at present. Can it, by any intrinsic energy, raise the real 
prices of labor or products? If it can, what a misfortune will it 
be for this State to have them raised within itself by means ope- 
rating solely within itself, to prices disproportionate "to the relative 
demands of commerce abroad ? 

Whether, after recent txperience, and while State money to the 
amount of upwards of one hundred and sixty thousand pounds al- 
ready issued, and depreciated to two and a half for one, is still 
falling in price, though lands may be patented by it, and it is call- 
ed for in taxes, and while such quantities of certificates are passing, 
it will be practicable to render paper money " a medium of com- 
merce," rather than an article of commerce, is to be determined. 
If Pennsylvania was a State the commerce of which was entirely 
internal, and gold and silver could be proscribed and utterly ban- 
ished, paper might be that medium. But if our merchants are to 
deal in a currency which has no estimation in other States and 
countries, we cannot answer other uses of money, and is subject 
to dangers and apprehensions of fluctuation in value, to what em- 
barrassments will they, and to what hazards will the commerce of 
the State be exposed ? How is it in the nature of things, possi- 
ble that paper can answer all the purposes of gold and silver, unless 
the possessor can, when he pleases, convert it into such money ? 
Is it not likely then, that these metals will at length prevail over 
such a currency, and that it must depreciate ? We also fear it will 
open a new source of speculation to the profit of the artful and the 
affluent, at the expence of the uninformed and the necessitous, 
whom your Honorable House, in distinguishing some of the same 
kind from the purchasers of certificates, has been pleased to call 
u the foolish and the necessitous/' Whether their weakness be ac- 
cidental or natural, we desire that the protection of laws may be 
extended to them. 

We ardently wish to save widows, orphans, officers, soldiers, and 
other worthy citizens, who have contributed their property hy pla- 
cing it in the Loan office, or otherwise, to the use of their country, 
or who have served her, and still hold their certificates from sucli 
unequal contests as have been just mentioned, and from any possi- 
bility that what their country pays to them should again deceive 
them by depreciating in their hands. Let their case be separated 
from that of dealers in certificates, and let them be truly paid in 
specie. That this provision should not be exceeded by this State 
at this time, and in the manner proposed, is, in our judgment, re- 
commended by honor, justice, humanity, policy, and a regard for 
die Confederation. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 339 

Should the paper to be emitted not answer all the ends of a me- 
dium of commerce, though receivable for any demands by the State, 
it may yet have pernicious efficacy in expelling, for some time, 
large quantities of gold and silver from circulation. During that 
period the difficulty of paying debts, and the disappointment of the 
benevolent purposes for which the paper was originally intended, 
will be earnestly displayed. 

Your successors may urge that the making it a legal tender is 
the only provision wanting to cure these disorders. With what pro- 
bability of success any person acquainted with public transactions 
can easily determine. 

The iniquities of tender laws, and the evils of a paper currency, 
may, we hope, be avoided, if the funding plan is confined to the 
objects we wish to be comprehended. For this purpose the arreara- 
ges of taxes and the imposts, may be sufficient for several years to 
turn all the gold and silver arising from the imposts, &c, into paper, 
and to re -tax those citizens who have paid their shares of former 
taxes, while such large sums are still unpaid by others; and to make 
these extraordinary efforts in order to pay an immense interest to 
the purchasers of certificates, are measures that tend to the injury 
of the Commonwealth, however profitable they may be to some in- 
dividuals. 

But it is objected, in the answer to our message, that t( the dis- 
crimination between original holders of certificates and purchasers 
must be extremely difficult.' 7 Admitting the difficulty, yet it is 
surmountable. Such a " discrimination" may be made. It can be 
made, notwithstanding all the obstructions so ingeniously magni- 
fied by purchasers of certificates, and their friends. It has actually 
been made, and in an instance quoted in the answer, " the appro- 
priation of the excise for the benefit of the army;' 7 and accordingly 
interest is now annually paid for near two hundred thousand pounds, 
upon certificates retained by the original holders 'till the provision 
was made, so that more than one-half of the depreciation certifi- 
cates were, by the said discrimination, excluded, because they were 
alienated ; and if they had not been excluded, the original holders 
would not have been paid, for the fund is little more than sufficient 
to discharge their interest. If the like distinction is not made 
now, eriginal holders will find themselves about as much relieved 
by the present funding plan, as original holders would have been 
without the distinction in the case mentioned. We are glad that 
this instance was referred to. It is confessed in the answer thafc 
" the most unexceptionable fund is provided to support these certi- 
ficates of the army." Such it undoubtedly is. Yet, what is the 
consequence? These certificates, thus funded, sell at the rate of 
thirty or thirty-five pounds cash, for an hundred in certificates. Does 
not this fact prove how much more than "extremely difficult it is 
to restore public credit" by the efforts of one of these States. 



340 MINUTES OF THE 

But, whatever difficulty may occur in making the discrimina. 
tion alluded to in our message, that is, in limiting the provision 
to be made to the original holders- of certificates who at the time 
of becoming creditors of the United States, were, and still continue 
citizens of Pennsylvania, now having their homes therein, and the 
executors and administrators of such as have deceased since the 
debts so contracted, and those who hold them by donations for be- 
nevolent purposes, we are convinced that the difficulty will be 
much greater in making the discrimination proposed in the funding 
bill, and that, in executing that bill, if passed into a law, it will 
be impossible to guard against abuses and frauds. 

Reverence for public stipulations compell us to make another re- 
flection on this u fund to support the certificates of the army." 
The excise is, and then was, payable in gold and silver. The pub- 
lic faith of this State was solemnly given, with all the sanctions of 
law, to the officers and soldiers of the Pennsylvania line, that " the 
said appropriation of the excise should be and continue a perma- 
nent fund for the purposes aforesaid j" that is, the payment of the 
interest on their certificates " until means should be provided for 
the payment of the principal sums specified in said certificates 
respectively ;" yet, by the funding bill, the interest of these certifi- 
cates is to be paid in paper. 

The answer also objects to the manner in which we mentioned 
the acts of March, 1783, and their supplements in the September 
'following. Here seems to have been some mistake of our meaning. 
We mentioned them to show that distinctions had been made by 
the Legislature, and the funding bill itself makes distinctions. 

There appears to have been another mistake as to what we said 
concerning " buyers of certificates being led by general conver- 
sation upon the subject, and by the tenor of our laws, to contem- 
plate the laying them out in purchasing lands." The truth is so 
notorious, that we did really hope we might be excused for noticing 
it, for the purpose, not of revoking any engagement contracted with 
such persons by the Commonwealth, but for the purpose of pre- 
venting any engagement being contracted with them that might 
be attended by several perplexing embarrassments. Besides, this 
observation was strengthened by being joined with "the tenor ot 
our laws." We alluded to the act entitled " An Act for the sale 
of certain lands therein mentioned, for the purpose of redeeming 
and paying off the certificates of depreciation given to tho officers 
and soldiers of the Pennsylvania line, or their representatives," 
&c, passed March the twelfth, 1783, by which the lands to be sold 
were to " be paid for in gold or silver, or in the certificates afore- 
said j" and also, the act entitled "An Act for opening the Land 
office, " &c, passed April the first, 178-1, which enacts, that " all 
the aforesaid certificates of depreciation, the certificates for monies 
loaned to the United States by citizens of this State, or granted in 
the name of or for the use of such citizens, and such certificates as 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 341 

have been or may hereafter be granted to the officers and soldiers 
of the late Pennsylvania line, and all other depreciation certificates 
granted to officers and soldiers of this State, and all certificates for 
commutation and for arrearages of pay, and the certificates of the 
Commissaries, Quarter Masters and Forage Masters, and also certi- 
ficates for debts due to the citizens of this State from the United 
States, or from this State, shall be received in payment for the 
lands sold." 

We know of no other fund established or intended, till last ses- 
sions, by this State, in a separate capacity, for paying the interest 
on the debts due by the United States to the citizens of this State. 
Therefore, it seems a fair " supposition," that the dealers in certi- 
ficates, unless they were endued with a spirit of prophecy, or some 
intelligence extraordinary, could not, in their traffic for them, rely 
upon any other fund being established by this State. 

Another paragraph in the answer is either erroneous, or may 
lead into errors in the construction. It is said, in mentioning the 
national debt, and the resolutions on the 16th of December, 1782 : 
u Unfortunately no fund has been found by Congress to pay even 
the interest, or any part of it, from that time to the present." If 
the meaning of this clause is, " that no fund has been found by 
Congress" different from the mode fixed in the Confederation, it is 
right. But if the meaning is, " that the interest, or any part of 
it," has not been paid by contributions, upon requisitions from Con- 
gress, according to the Confederation, it is wrong. 

As to the provision said to be made in New Jersey, we are not 
informed of the particulars. The conduct of no State can abrogate 
foederai duties, or alter our sentiments concerning the measures that 
may be proper for this Commonwealth. 

We have carefully considered the many quotations in the an- 
swer; and, we trust, we have fully shewn, not only that they are 
very remote from any contradiction to the sentiments expressed in 
our message, but that the message strictly and faithfully adheres to 
the principles and purposes held forth in those quotations. With 
regard to the conclusion of " the address," &c , which your hon- 
orable House was pleased " to recommend" to our attention, we 
have endeavored, but find it impossible, to believe, that an address 
made by Congress "to the States," expressly to enforce, by "the 
most powerful considerations," as the answer observes, the estab- 
lishment of an ascertained fund, simple and productive in its na- 
ture, general in its principle, at the disposal of a single will, de- 
fined and established on the faith of the States, solemnly pledged 
to each other, and not revocable by any without a breach of the 
general compact," for these are the words of Congress, could be 
intended by that body to promote such a plan as is contained in 
the funding bill, which is directly opposite to their national, con- 
solidating views and designs. 



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With as little success, we have tried to discover the many mis- 
takes in fact, from which erroneous consequences have been de- 
duced in the message, as the answer alledges. Could they have 
been discovered, they should have been acknowledged. We are 
not only deeply sensible how fallible we are, but also how criminal 
we should be by persisting in errors that might injure Pennsyl- 
vania. 

Gentlemen, our message was, with unanimous consent, intended 
t( to offer what information we could upon affairs of much moment" 
to our country." This reply, with the like unanimity, pursues the 
same design, and could not be earlier, as your answer was not de- 
livered to us till four days after your adjournment. 

This mode we think as agreeable to the Constitution and to 
practice, as that of Conferences. Conscious of the uprightness of 
our intentions, we are willing that our consituents and the world 
should be perfectly acquainted with the motives of our conduct; 
and as we are freemen, and have the honor to serve an independ- 
ent sovereign people, we esteem it our right and our duty to deliver 
our sentiments upon subjects in which they are interested, in such 
manner as we judge most likely to contribute to the advancement 
of their welfare. 

JOHN DICKINSON. 
Council Chamber, > 

Philadelphia, February 1st, 1785. 5 

The Comptroller General's report upon the accounts of John 
Weitzell, of Northumberland county, for provisions furnished in 
August, 1784, for the militia sent to Wioming, and of Isaac WiK 
son, a soldier of Kemplin's company of Rangers raised in said 
county, for his pay while a prisoner with the Indians, were read 
and approved. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, February, 2nd, 1785. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
The Hon'ble Jonathan Hoge, John Boyd, "^ 

Isaac Meason, John Woods, 

John Neville, John McDowell, } Esq'rs. 

John Whitehill, . Daniel Hiester, and | 
Charles Biddle, Stephen Balliot, J 

The Honorable James McLene, elected a member of Council for 
the county of Franklin, having taken the oaths of qualification as 
directed by the Constitution, was accordingly admitted to his seat.. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 343 

On consideration of the petition of John Lownes, 

Ordered, That the Surveyor General be directed to report 
whether the lott mentioned in his report of the twenty-third day of 
July, 178*2, as failing on the east side of Schuylkill Second street, 
between Sassafras and Vine streets, has been sold by the Common- 
wealth, and what were its dimensions and boundaries. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the accounts of John 
Van Cam pen, Esquire, for rations furnished the Northampton 
county militia, upon the first Wioming expedition, was read and 
approved, and an order drawn in Mr. Van Campen's favor for the 
sum of two hundred and eighty-one pounds seventeen shillings and 
four pence specie, being the baliance. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the accounts of John 
Weitzle, Esq'r, for rations furnished the Northumberland volun- 
teers upon the same occasion, was read and approved. 

A draft of a message to the General Assembly was presented to 
Council, which being read, was adopted as follows, and transmitted 
to the House : 

A message from the President and the Supreme Executive 
Council to the General Assembly. 

Gentlemen : — After our message of yesterday was agreed to and 
nearly transcribed, we received a letter of the twenty-first of last 
month, from the President of Congress, which we now send with 
the inclosures. 

The sentiments contained in these communications so perfectly 
oorrespond with those delivered in that message, and so remarkably 
support the arguments therein used, that we hope they will give 
great weight to them, and immediately engage the most eerious 
attention of your Honorable House. 

An opportunity is now offered for this State to acquire distin- 
guished reputation, and render an essential service to the Union, 
which we are very certain will be attended by very happy conse- 
quences to the Commonwealth. 

JOHN DICKINSON. 

JDouncil Chamber^ Philadelphia, February 2nd^ 1785. 



ures. 



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The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, February 3rd, 17§5> 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President, 
The Honorable Jonathan Hoge, John Woods, 

Isaac Meason, John McDowell, 

John Neville, Daniel Hiester, 

John Whitehill, Stephen Balliot, and f^ sc l m] 

Charles Biddle, James McLene, , | 

John Boyd, J 

Mr. Smiley and Mr. Willing, a committee from the hon'ble the 
General Assembly, attending in Council, gave information that the 
House was now formed, and that they were ready to receive such 
business as Council had to lay before them On which the mes- 
sage approven on the first instant, and a second message read and 
agreed to yesterday, with its inclosures, were presented to the hon- 
orable the Speaker of the General Assembly by the Secretary of 
this Board. 

Council resuming the consideration of the contested election in 
the Northern Liberties, 

Ordered, That the said election be confirmed, and that James 
Longhead, Esquire, be appointed and commissioned to be a Justice 
of the Peace in and for the county of Philadelphia. 

A return of an election of Justices of the Peace for the district 
of Armagh, in the county of Cumberland, was read, and William 
Brown, Esquire, appointed and commissioned to be a Justice of the 
Peace and of the Court of Common Pleas for the said county. 

A return of an election of a Justice of the Peace for the district 
of Middleton and county of Cumberland, was read, and Samuel 
Irvine, Esquire, appointed and commissioned to be a Justice of the 
Peace and of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the said county 
of Cumberland. 

The following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, vizt : 

In favor of his Excellency John Dickinson, Esquire, President,, 
for the sum of six hundred and twenty-five pounds specie, being 
one-half year's salary, commencing the sixth day of November last. 

In favor of the honorable Stephen Balliot, Esquire, for the sum 
of twenty-eight pounds specie, in full for his attendance in Council 
untill the thirty-first of January last, inclusively. 

In favor of Mr. Isaac Wilson, for the sum of five pounds specie^ 
being advanced to him on account of his pay as a soldier in Captain 
Thomas Kemplin's company, he being late a prisoner with the In- 
dians, for which he is to account. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 345 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, February 4th, 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
The Honorable Jonathan Hoge, John Woods, 



Isaac Meason, John McDowell, 

John Neville, Daniel Hiester, 

John Wbitehill, Stephen Balliot, and 

Charles Biddle, James McLene, 



• Esquires. 



John Boyd, 

George Matthews, Esquire, was appointed a Justice of the Peace 
and of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the county of Frank- 
lin, upon a return made according to law, and he was commissioned 
accordingly. 

' An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of John Weit- 
zell, Esquire, for the sum of forty-three pounds seventeen shillings 
specie, in full of his account, approven by the minutes of this 
Board of the second instant. 

The resolution of the General Assembly providing for the ap- 
pointment of Commissioners for the purpose of settling the juris- 
diction of the river Delaware and islands within the same, was laid 
before the Council, and an order taken that the said Commissioners 
be the Honorable George Wall, Esquire, of the county of Bucks, 
and Jonas Hartzell and John Okely, Esquires, of the county of 
Northampton. 

Ordered, That these gentlemen be respectively informed of this 
resolution, and instructed to enter upon an immediate correspon- 
dence with the Commissioners of New Jersey, on the subject of 
their common appointment. 



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The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, February 5th, 1785. 
present : 
The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

Jonathan Hoge, John Boyd, *) 

Isaac Meason, John Woods, 

John Neville, John McDowell, J> Esquires. 

John Whitehill, Daniel Hiester, and | 

Charles Biddle, Stephen Balliot, J 

A return of an election of Magistrates for the district of Wash- 
ington in the county of Fayette, was presented to Council and 
read. 

A letter from Joseph McGerraugh to the Honorable Isaac Mea- 
son, complaining against the regularity of the said election, and 
stating, that in admitting persons to vote on this occasion, no quali- 
fication was required of the voter but an evidence of his having 
taken the oath of allegiance ; and that a former election had been 
held in the same place in fair and legal manner, with this exception 
only, that four persons had been returned instead of two, which the 
Inspector and Judges, therefore, had refused to sign, and the Pro- 
thonotary to receive. 

Upon consideration of which, it was 

Ordered, That Alexander McClean, John Allen, and Fin- 
ley, Esquires, or any two of them, shall meet and, if possible, ob- 
tain from the said Inspectors, Judges, and Prothonotary, the origi- 
nal papers, in proof of the former election mentioned in Mr. Gar- 
raugh's letter, and if the evidence of its legality be clear, they (the 
said Inspectors, Judges, and Prothonotary,) shall make return to 
this Board of the two persons highest in votes in the said election. 
If this original proof cannot be obtained, the said Magistrates will 
then proceed to examine the facts attending the second and last 
election, and report thereon. 

James Neal, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned a Justice 
of the Peace and of the Court of Common Pleas for the county of 
Fayette, upon a return made according to law. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Peter Yetter, 
for the sum of forty-nine pounds six shillings and two pence, State 
money, being the price of a horse furnished by him for the use of 
the public, under the resolution of General Assembly dated the 
eighth of April, 1782. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of Christo- 
pher Hays, Esquire, of the twenty-ninth day of January, 1785, 
was read & approved. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 347 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of John Weit- 
zle, of the- county of Northumberland, for one hundred and sixty- 
three pounds nine shillings and eight pence specie, in full for pro- 
visions furnished to Colonel James Moore's troops, stationed at Wi- 
oining, to be paid out of money arising from the impost in the 
hands of the Naval Officer, according to resolution of Assembly 
dated the twenty-second of September, 1783. 

A letter from Charles Thomson, Esquire, inclosing a resolution 
of Congress, and proclamation concerning counterfeiting certificates, 
was read. 

The Surveyor General reported upon the claims of John Lownes, 
agreeably to the order of Council of the second day of February, 
1785, upon which it was determined that the right to the city lot 
described in the aforesaid report, is vested in the said John Lownes, 
and that the Surveyor General be directed to make return of it up- 
on one of the warrants mentioned in his report, in order for confir- 
mation. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, February the eighth, 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
"The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

Jonathan Hoge, John Woods, 

Isaac Meason, John McDowell, 

John Neville, Daniel Hiesler, 

John Whitehill, Stephen Balliot, and ' * 

Charles Biddle, James McClene, 

John Boyd, 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the following accounts 
of Robert Wilson, Esquire, Sub-Lieutenant of the county of Ches- 
ter, vizt : From April, 1778, to August the eleventh, 1779 ; from 
August the eleventh, 1779, to March the sixth, 1783 ; and from 
March the sixth, 1783, to April the first, 1783 ; were read and 
approved. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of Joseph 
Thorney Craft, for hawling done for Captain Robinson's company 
of Rangers, was read and approved. 



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The Council met. 



Philadelphia, Wednesday, February the 9th, 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

Jonathan Hoge, John Woods, "| 

Isaac Meason, John McDowell, 

John Neville, Daniel Hiester, { ™ 

John Whitehill, Stephen Balliot, and [ 

Charles Biddle, James McLene, 
John Boyd, 

The report of the Comptroller General upon the claims of Cap- 
tain Thocnas Houston, to pay, commutation of half pay, and de- 
preciation, was read and committed — Mr. Biddle and Mr. Hiester 
the committee. 

The accounts of Jacob Weis, Esquire, for expences in removing 
a British prisoner from Easton to Reading ; of John Craig, for 
militia supplies in 1777 ; and of John Nesbit for ditto in 1778 ; 
were read and approved, as reported upon by the Comptroller Gen- 
eral. 

Orders were drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Frederick 
Watts, Esquire, for the sum of five pounds eighteen shillings and 
nine pence, due for supplies to the army; and of Peter Shelp, for 
thirty-eight pounds one shilling and six pence; and of Isaac Klots, 
for the sum of thirty-five pounds ten shillings and four pence, State 
money, due for horses furnished by them for public service, agreea- 
bly to the Comptroller General's reports, to be paid according to 
resolution of the General Assembly dated the eighth day of April, 
1782. 

Timothy Green, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned a Jus- 
tice of the Peace and of the Court of Common Pleas in and for 
the county of Lancaster, upon a return made according to law, for 
the district of Hanover township. 

The petition of Robert Kennedy, (supported by the recommen- 
dation of the Justices of the Court of Common Pleas,) praying the 
remission of a fine and imprisonment imposed at the late Court of 
General Quarter Sessions of the Peace held in the county of York' 
in July last, upon conviction of a conspiracy against the life of a 

certain Simpson, was read, and an order taken that the fine 

aforesaid, of fifty pounds, adjudged to the use of the Common- 
wealth, be remitted, and that he, Robert Kennedy, be released 
from all further confinement upon rinding sufficient security for his 
future good behaviour, agreeably to sentence. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 349 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Captain Jo- 
seph Stiles, (in part of his account as Commissary of Military- 
Stores, as reported upon by the Comptroller General,) for the sum 
of fifty pounds specie, for which sum he is to account. 

A draft of a message to the Honorable the General Assembly 
was read and adopted, as follows : 

A message from the President and the Supreme Executive Council 
to the General Assembly. 

Gentlemen : — The Secretary will lay before you letters from 
the President of Congress of the twenty-fourth day of December, 
and a proclamation and resolutions of that Honorable body of the 
second, instant; from the Governor of Connecticut of the twentieth 
of that month ; from our delegates of the nineteenth and twenty- 
seventh of January; and from the Commissioners for Indian Af- 
fairs, of the eleventh of December, with several inclosures and a 
number of depositions concerning the expulsion of many Pennsyl- 
vanians from their dwellings and possessions at and near Wioming, 
and other outrages committed against them by persons not claim- 
ing under this State*. 

Among the many objects deserving the attention of your Hon- 
orable House, one of the most important, in our judgment, is the 
establishment of an improved system of revenue, founded on just, 
and therefore salutary principles, digested in the clearest order, gov- 
erned by the most economical arrangement, and wherein matters of 
a similar nature, with all the necessary provisions relating to them, 
shall be classed together in the same law, so that the same parts 
being duly combined, all monies levied upon the citizens by public 
authority, may pass through as few hands as possible, without de- 
ceit or delay, into the Treasury. 

By the act for establishing the Comptroller General's office he 
is directed " to keep accounts of the revenues and expenditures of 
the Commonwealth of every kind/' and li to call persons to account 
for monies belonging to the State, except the Collectors of Taxes 
and the Treasurers of counties.'* 

This exception tends to introduce confusion and remissness, and 
militates against the principal design of the act, The Comptroller 
General ought, we apprehend, to be furnished by the respective 
Commissioners with duplicates of assessments for every county, im- 
mediately after they are made, particularizing not only the taxes 
to be collected thereon, but also those outstanding on former assess- 
ments ; the kind of money in which they are payable ; the names 
and sirnames of the persons assessed; the townships in which they 
reside; the names and sirnames of the Collectors, and for what 
districts they are appointed; and returns of all abatements or ex- 
onerations. If there are afterwards any new appointments of 
Treasurers or Collectors, they, together with accounts of fines in- 



350 MINUTES OF THE 

curred by neglect or refusal to perform the duties required by law, 
should be forthwith notified by the several Commissioners to the 
Comptroller General. He will then be enabled to call -the Trea- 
surers to account, and if they and the Collectors are properly en- 
joined to give receipts, truly dated, for taxes paid ; never to retain 
more than certain moderate sums in their hands at any one time ; 
and in their accounts rendered, to ascertain the day when every 
sum was received and paid; many mischiefs would be prevented. 
The Treasurers should be empowered to compel Collectors to a per- 
formance of their duty. The Comptroller General should be bound 
always to report to Council the delinquent officers' names, and in 
or about the month of December in every year, to publish and dis- 
tribute through the counties the accounts of every County Treasu- 
rer, specifying in the order of townships, the names and sirnames 
of the persons who have paid their taxes ; the sums paid ; the kind 
of money; the times when and the officers to whom; and also a 
list of those who have not paid, and of the sums due by them. 

To these should be added an annual publication of the expendi- 
tures, with as extensive an enumeration of particulars as may be 
conveniently practicable. By this mode the taxes may be easily 
and exactly traced from the private purses of the citizens who pay 
them, into the public purse of the Treasury ; deficiencies be readily 
discovered ; and frauds and neglects be quickly disclosed. 

Thus every freeman will have the satisfaction of knowing, that 
what he contributed has been applied to the general welfare, io 
which his own is involved, and that any abuses in diverting it from 
that end, cannot escape detection and punishment. It will' also be 
an encouragement to him to pay his taxes cheerfully when he per- 
ceives that they are so well guarded, so faithfully disposed of, and 
so strictly accounted for to him. Reason and experience demon- 
strate that it is the undoubted right and interest of a free people to 
be as fully informed of the administration of public affairs as cir- 
cumstances will possibly admit, and it is evidently the duty of their 
servants to use every exertion that they may be thus informed. 

We are much pleased, after a careful examination, to find that 
the expences of the publications necessary for attaining the before 
mentioned advantages, when compared with the benefits to be de- 
rived from them, are too inconsiderable to be regarded. 

13y an act passed on the twenty-second day of November, 1782, 
Justices of the Peace are in some cases vested with a power to col- 
lect the impost on goods, wares, and merchandizes. This seems to 
be an improper distribution of power, the difficulty of having the 
duties accounted for being so very great. 

We should deem ourselves guilty of an unpardonable offence 
against the citizens of this Commonwealth, if we should forbear to 
call before the notice of your Honorable House, and warmly to re- 
quest the interposition of your authority upon anotl&r matter rela- 
ting to taxation. A practice has prevailed since the revolution, as 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 351 

we are informed, for the persons concerned in making assessments; 
to add to the tax required by law, and to lay large sums upon the 
inhabitants to compensate for deficiencies. We believe the inten- 
tions of these persons in acting thus have been honest, but we are 
of opinion that such proceedings are inconsistent with good govern- 
ment, and are dangerous examples. The Representatives in As- 
sembly are, in the imposition of taxes, to estimate every circum- 
stance that can diminish them, and upon consideration of contin- 
gencies, to fix upon such a sum that the neat proceeds brought into 
the Treasury will answer the end proposed by the tax. 

The expences of every State tax are very considerable, and by 
law are to be drawn from the county Treasuries. If this mode is 
not altered, we apprehend that at least the accounts upon which 
such draughts are made should be exhibited to the county Treasu- 
rers, and by them in their settlements to the Comptroller General, 
so that the whole expence of the State incurred by such taxes, and 
the manner of expenditures, may be brought into public view, and 
by a comparison of proceedings in the several counties, a regularity 
may be established that will be least expensive. 

For further observations on the revenue and other matters of 
much consequence to the welfare of the State, we beg leave to re- 
fer to some of our former messages. 

In executing the offices with which we have been honored by our 
country, we have judged ourselves bound to make diligent enqui- 
ries, that thereby we might be better enabled to discharge the trust 
reposed in us. From these we are induced to entertain a lively 
hope that, if industry, frugality, deliberation and caution, are ex- 
erted in regulating and managing the finances of this State, they 
may be placed upon such a footing that every demand for which 
honor or justice requires a provision, may be satisfied in such a 
manner that, under the favor of Providence, the people may be 
happy, and valuable strangers not be discouraged by the confusions 
of our currency or the burthens of our taxes, from fixing their resi- 
dence in Pennsylvania. 

By the forty-second section of the Constitution, "every foreigner 
of good character, who comes to settle in this State, having first taken 
an oath or affirmation of allegiance, may purchase lands; after a 
residence of one year becomes a free denizen, and in two years is 
capable of being elected a representative." 

As no mode is directed for determining whether a " foreignor is 
of good character," many unworthy persons, not having a sufficient 
evident common interest with, and attachment to the community," 
to use the words of the declaration of rights, " acquire all the privi- 
leges of citizenship." We shall receive great satisfaction if your 
Honorable House shall agree with us in opinion that the foregoing 
section should be enforced by the establishment of some authority 
to decide w,hat foreigners are comprehended in the preceeding 
expressions, so as to be properly intitled u to the rights of natural 



352 MINUTES OF THE 

bom citizens of this State/' and shall be pleased to make provision 
accordingly. 

We have had occasion to observe that the laws relating to mar- 
riage, the office of Sheriff, the suppression of vice and immorality, 
and the election of Justices of the Peace, require several amend- 
ments. A specification of them is contained in a paper that will 
be herewith delivered. Besides those, there is a variety of cases 
that cannot with propriety be enumerated in a message, in which 
improvements neade be made in the laws. To explain our meaning, 
we were therefore, obliged during the last session to arrange a 
number of them in the form of a bill. As they are designed to 
prevent unnecessary delays and expences in legal proceedings, re- 
move doubts, promote uniformity, establish decisions according to 
substantial justice, upon the truth of facts, and the merits of every 
cause, and further to secure the peace and rights of our fellow-citi- 
zens, and advance their welfare, we very earnestly wish the subject 
may engage the consideration of your Honorable House. 

The regulation of prisons seems to be a care peculiarly becoming 
a free people. The slightest portion of afflijtion needlessly added 
to that which results from restraint of liberty, is an offence com- 
mitted by the State. 

But that places of legal confinement should be so contrived as 
to produce disease or become scenes of impurity and oppression, 
and schools of vice, must be deplorable and reproachful in the ex- 
treme. To guard against effects so inconsistent with policy, hu- 
manity and religion, every information should be sought for, and 
every effort employed. To contribute as much as we can to such 
desirable purposes, we inclose heads of all those regulations that ia 
our apprehension may be useful in deliberations of this kind. 

JOHN DICKINSON. 

Council Chamber, Philadelphia, February 9th, 1785. 

Defects in the law for' suppressing vice and immorality. Gaming 
except in or near public houses, is not sufficiently provided against; 
cock-fighting, bull-baiting, and other methods of drawing multi- 
tudes together for some public diversion, are not prohibited with 
proper extent and exactness. 

Defects in the law for electing Justices of the Peace : 

The Justice should mention in his prcecepts, the names and sir- 
names of the freeholders who apply to him for an election ; he 
should mention the district and the township or townships of which 
it consists, the cause of the vacancy and the name and siruame of 
the Justice last commissioned for the district. 

It should be determined by law in what district a freeholder is 
to vote who holds land in one, and resides in another ; who are free- 
holders qualified to votes, disputes frequently arising concerning 
holders by warrants or survey, mortgages, deeds, made a short 
vime before the elections, and where the feoffees have never been 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 353- 

in possession j the return should mention the number of votes for . 
each of the candidates. The payment of expences in contested 
elections should be provided for by law. On refusal or neglect of 
Constables, Overseers, Inspectors or Assistants, to proceed to an- 
other election, where the first has been legally declared void, and 
due, process issued thereon, penalties should be inflicted. Power 
should be vested in Council to order the examination of such wit- 
nesses in disputed elections as they may judge proper, and to divide 
districts in the interior counties. It should be settled by law, 
whether a county town, incorporated, has a right to chuse six Jus- 
tices of fhe Peace elect, to be returned for the appointment of three 
by Council, besides the Burgesses thereof, under the incorpora- 
tion. 

• The Clerk of the Peace should certify that the district mentioned 
in the proecept and return consists of the township or townships 
therein mentioned, as composing the district, and no more, and that 
there is such a vacancy as is mentioned in the precept. 

The defects in the laws concerning the office of Sheriffs are : 

That there is no power to direct a new election where the elec- 
of Sheriffs has been irregular. There is the same defect as to the 
election of Commissioners. 

The sureties of Sheriffs should be liable for the whole time that 
the person commissioned as Sheriff may hold that office within the 
next three years ; Sheriffs and their sureties should give bond in 
larger sums. 

Under-Sheriffs and Bailiffs should be prohibited from being 
elected Sheriffs, in such explicit terms that the laws may not be 
eluded. 

Defects in the laws relating to marriage : 

Licences should be so regulated as not to admit of abuses in 
countenancing improper marriages. The bond should be accommo- 
dated to circumstances, and should be directed in form by law. — 
Divorces and Alimony should be provided for. 

A draft of a bill was delivered to Messieurs Clark, M'Conaughy 
and Clymer, on this subject. 

HEADS OF REGULATIONS FOR PRISONS. 

Security. — Situation high, dry, fronting towards the south, or 
from south to south south-west, contrivance of the building, lodg- 
ing up stairs or over arcades, clothes of two colours, turn stiles, and 
low gates, alarm bell, double doors, one iron latticed high wall sur- 
rounding, number and disposition of turnkeys, military guard, if 
necessary gaolers, windows looking on the yard, collar-ring or some- 
what of that kind to be worn for discovery on escapes, times of 
opening and shutting up to be strictly observed, admission of rela- 
tions or friends, caution in admitting visiters, only to be admitted at 
VOL. xiv.— 23. 



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certain times, not many at once, to be searched for tools, spirituous 
liquors, &ca., separation by day and night of men from women, of 
debtors from criminals, of petty offenders from abandoned crimi- 



Health. — Fresh and sweet air, windows with sashes to open for 
a thorough draft of air, prisoners made to go out and air themselves 
at proper times, privies properly situated, the sewers spacious. 

Cleanliness. — 1. The prisoners persons, use of baths at admission 
and other times, to wash before meals, water in the courts and 
wards, towels, sinks, &ca., in proper places, heads shaved, encour- 
agements to be most cleanly, 

2nd. Their clothes linnen, clean, how often other clothes, bedding, 
beds brought out and beat. 

3d. The House. — Washing and sweeping of cells, workrooms, 
stair cases, galleries, &ca., sewers, drains, yards, plenty of water, 
waste-water through the privies, scraping the walls, white-washed 
with lime twice a year, no stable, hogstie, dunghill, fowl-yard or 
house near. 

Diet. — Provisions, quantity and quality proportioned to work, 
difference in summer and winter, hot provisions daily, breakfast, 
dinner, supper, what manner of dividiog and sharing hours of meal3, 
allowance in weight. Inspectors of provision, house weights, 
liquor, what measure of prisoners allowed to purchase, what and 
when. 

Cloathing. — A prison uniform, materials, colour, &ca., linnen, 
provided stockings, shoes, &ca. 

Lodging. — Cells separate for each prisoner, linnen and bed- 
ding, what difference in summer and winter, upon Barrack beds or 
iron or wooden bedsteads, flues or stoves to warm the cells in win- 
ter, time allotted for sleep. 

Firing. — Fuel, what kind and quantity, when and how long fires 
were to be made, stoves, flues, &ca. 

Religious Instruction and Mora fo.-*-Ministers of different per- 
suasions allowed to visit; private admonitions to young offenders ; 
catechising; apartment for worship; manner of placing the priso- 
ners; in persons to overlook their behaviour; reward and punish- 
ment for behaviour at ; visitors dismissed at service time ; priso- 
ners reading chapters or prayers ; Bibles ; books provided ; no 
gaming or drinking. 

Employment. — Proportioned to strength & to degree of crimi- 
nality ; hours, of kinds of within doors or without doors; number 
of working together; tasks; mere labour or manufactures requir- 
ing ingenuity; the labour of each distinguishable from that of 
another; working at their own trades; cloathing, &ca., of the 
house made by the prisoners ; washing; baking; proportion of pro- 
fit to be allowed to prisoners; wholesomeness of an employment; 
ready sale of manufacture; conveyance of raw materials and manu- 
factures; tools required not dangerous ones ; returned at night. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 355 

Reionrds.—rShortened terra of confinement; work lighter or 
more agreeable; order of being served at meals; better provision ; 
degree of liberty allowed; cells more convenient; profit of work; 
distribution of charity; advance into a higher class; money given 
at discharge; a character at discharge. 

Punishments. — Abridgement of diet or coarser kind; hard or 
disagreeable kind ; marks of disgrace, wearing collar, &ca.; stripes; 
term lengthened on attempt io escape; shutting up the refractory 
in strong rooms ; solitary confinement and work. 

Treatment of Sick. — An infirmary ; medical attendance ; medi- 
cines ; allowance of diet, wine, bark, &ca., clean linnen, fresh air, 
nurses ; number of precautions against infection, fumigation, clothes 
exposed to fire in an oven or buried; room for convalescents; grad- 
ual return to usual diet and labor. 

Proceedings on death of Prisoners. — Coroner's jury, how com- 
posed ; funeral without the precincts, how attended ; expence al- 
lowed for. 

Government of Prison.— Magistrates to visit at proper periods 
without previous, to see and examine all prisoners separately; to 
fix rewards or punishments ; a room for, in the prison. 

Inspectors. — By whom appointed; their duty; time of continu- 
ance in office ; how often to visit at unexpected times; to view the 
whole prison and hear prisoner's complaints; to examine and weigh 
provisions; to inquire into the conduct of prisoners, and represent 
proper objects of favor; attendance at the apartment for worship; 
no salary, but some honorary distinction. 

Gaoler — His duty; inspection of ; complaints against; admit- 
ted ; obliged to constant residence ; allowed no profit in provisions, 
liquor, &ca.; salary of; manner of choosing him ; no rent or -taxes 
to pay ; no fees or private emoluments from prisoners ; no garnish 
to be allowed. 

Matron. — Salary of; duty. 

Turnkeys. — Number of ; by whom appointed ; salary; their of- 
fice. 

Manufacturers.— -Salai y of; duty. 

Taskmaster. — Salary of; duty. 

Regulations made known.— Tables hung up, painted on boards, 
of the duty of officers, of keepers, of prisoners, of hours, of open- 
ing and shutting, of work, of behaviour of prisoners to keeper, &ca., 
of rewards and punishments, of attendance on Divine service, of 
diet, where hung; how made known, painted on boards, printing 
and given to each prisoner ; to be read at certain times by keeper. 

Chiefly extracted from the excellent work of John Howard, Es- 
quire, intitled "The state of Prisons," &ca., See 14th G-eorge 3rd, 
chapter 43; 16th Geo. 3rd, chapter 43; 19th George 3rd, chap- 
ter 74. 



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The Council met. 



Philadelphia, Thursday, February 10th, 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 



The Honorable Jonathan Hoge, John Woods 



Isaac Meason, John M'Dowell, 

John Neville, Daniel Hiester, and. . -™ . 

John Whitehill, Stephen Balliot, and 

Charles Biddle, George Wall, Junior, 
John Boyd, 

A draft of a letter from Council to the Burgomasters and Ma- 
gistrates of the city of Ulm, in reply to theirs of the eighteenth of 
February, 1784, was read and approved. 

A letter from Lieutenant Colonel Josiah Harmer, inclosing a re- 
turn of the troops under his command, was read. 

A letter from John Jay, Esquire, inclosing a resolution of Con- 
gress appointing him to the office of Secretary for Foreign Affairs, 
and a certificate of his acceptance of the said office, &ca., &ca., was 
read. 

Note. — That agreeably to Mr. Jay's request contained in the afore- 
said, the Secretary of this Board be desired to transmit to him a 
compleat copy of the laws made by the General Assembly of this 
Commonwealth since the Revolution. 

Council taking into consideration the memorial of the Commer- 
cial Committee for the city of Philadelphia, dated the twenty-sixth 
day of last month, 

Ordered, That the Secretary write to the memorialists, inform- 
ing them of the communications lately made by Council to the 
Wardens of the Port of Philadelphia, on the subject of their me- 
morial, which it is hoped will be satisfactory, and assuring them 
that Council will allways receive with attention whatever may be 
offered to them by the trading interest of this city. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the accounts of the es- 
tate of Alexander Maxwell, deceased, for a horse, saddle, &ca , and 
rifle gun, lost upon the Indian expedition under Colonel Lochry, 
was read and approved. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 357 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, February 11th, 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
Jonathan Hoge, John Woods, 



Isaac Meason, John McDowell, 

John Neville, Daniel Hiester, 

John Whitehill, Stephen Balliot, and 

Charles Biddle, George Wall, 



Esquires. 



John Boyd, 

Henry Vanmetre, Esquire, was elected a Justice of the Peace 
and Court of Common Pleas for the county of Washington, and 
district of Cumberland, agreeably to a return made according to 
law. 

A petition from Samuel Burroughs, now a prisoner in the jail of 
the county of Chester, with a recommendation of his case by 
Thomas McKean, Esquire, Chief Justice of the State, was read, 
and an order taken that the fine of two hundred pounds, which by 
sentence becomes due to the Commonwealth, be remitted. 



The Council met. 

' Philadelphia, Saturday, February 12th, 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
The Honorable Jonathan Hoge, John Wooc 



John Neville, John McDowell, 
Isaac Meason, Daniel Hiester, 
John Whitehill, Stephen Balliot, and 
Charles Biadle, George Wall, Junior, 
John Boyd, 



■Esquires. 



The Comptroller General's reports upon the state of the pay due 
to the non-commissioned officers and privates of Captain Stokeley's 
late Ranging company, was read and approved, and an order drawn 
upon the Treasurer for the sum of six pounds, State money, in 
favor of David Honey, one of the latter. 

A letter from the delegates from this State to Congress, was read 
and transmitted to the House. 



358 MINUTES OF THE 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Thomas 
Moore, for the sum of thirty-five pounds eleven shillings, State 
money, due upon his certificate, for a horse furnished by him for 
the public service, to be pai4 according to resolution of the General 
Assembly dated the eighth of April, 1782. 



► Esquires. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, February 14th, 1785. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
Jonathan Hoge, John Woods, 

John Neville, John McDowell, 

Isaac Meason, Daniel Hiester, 

John Whitehill, Stephen Balliot, and 

Charles Biddle, George Wall, Junior, 

John Boyd, 

A letter from David Meade, Esquire, with its inclosures, advising 
Council of the existence of an insurrection in the northern parts of 
Northumberland county, and the impracticability of executing the 
laws therein, was read, and an order taken that they be transmitted 
to the Speaker of the General Assembly. 

The following letter to the Commissioners of the city and 
county of Philadelphia, was read and adopted : 

In Council, Philadelphia, February 14th, 1785. 

Gentlemen : — Upon the conference which we had to-day with 
you and Mr. George Smith, of Montgomery county, we think it 
advisable that you should immediately make contracts for pulling 
down the old jail and workhouse in this city. The different kinds 
of materials should then be properly laid together, and sold in 
suitable lots at public auction, due notice being first given of the 
intended sales in the newspapers. The neat proceeds of the said 
sales you will please to pay directly into the bank, subject to the 
drafts of Council. We request that you and the Commissioners for 
the county of Montgomery will, in a short time, furnish us with 
the ratio or proportion of taxes as paid between the city and county 
of Philadelphia and the county of Montgomery. We should be 
glad to have also the ratio or proportion between the city of Phila- 
delphia and the county of Philadelphia. 

I am, gentlemen, your very humble servant, 

JOHN DICKINSON. 

The Com'rs for the city & county of Philadelphia. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 359 

Agreeably to an order of Council, Richard Wells and Henry 
Hill, Esquires, two of the devisees of Richard Hill, deceased, at- 
tended before this Board, and a consideration of their common 
claims to a number of city lots was Resumed : On which it was 
determined, that the right to the city lotts appurtenant to the ori- 
ginal purchase of five thousand acres by William Bacon, is in the 
said devisees. 

Ordered, That the Secretary be authorized to pay to Mr. Samuel 
Kerr, the person employed in bringing Mr. Mead's dispatches to 
Council, the sum of twelve dollars, for the purpose of defraying his 
expenses in coming to and returning from this city. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, February 15th, 1785. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
Jonathan Hoge, Charles Biddle, 

Isaac Meason, John McDowell, 



> Esquires. 



John Neville, Daniel Hiester, 

John Whitehall, Stephen Balliot, and 

John Boyd, George Wall, Junior, 

John Woods, 

The Comptroller General's report upon the accounts of Colonel 
Andrew Porter, Commissary to the Commissioners for running the 
south-western boundary of this State, was read and approved, and 
an order drawn for one hundred and five pounds three shillings and 
three pence specie, being the ballance due to the said Porter. 

A certificate from John Reynolds, keeper of the jail of the city 
and county of Philadelphia, stating that a certain Patrick Haley 
had delivered into his custody the person of Robert Steel, an at- 
tainted traitor, was read, with a farther certificate from the Hon- 
orable the Chief Justice McKean, that the said Steel, so delivered, 
had acknowledged liimself to be the person mentioned in the pro- 
clamation of Council of the thirteenth of Sdptember, 1783 ; upon 
which it was 

Ordered, That a warrant issue to the Treasurer in favor of the 
Patrick Haley, for the sum of three hundred pounds specie, agreea- 
bly to an act of the General Assembly intitled ''An Act to encour- 
age the speedy apprehending and bringing to justice divers robbers, 
burglars, and felons,"' &ca., &ca. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the accounts of Colonel 
John Rodgers, Sub Lieutenant of the county of Lancaster, and of 



360 MINUTES OF THE 

Anthony McCreigh, Adjutant, for various militia services and ex- 
penses, was read and approved, and orders drawn for their respec- 
tive ballances, to be paid out of the militia fines of Lancaster 
county. • 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of Captain 
Thomas Kemplin, for a horse lost in the public service, was read 
and approved* 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, February 16th, 1785. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

Jonathan Hoge, Charles Biddle, 

Isaac Meason, John McDowell, 

John Whitehill, Daniel Hiester, 

John Neville, Stephen Balliot, and f 4 x • 

John Boyd, George Wall, Junior, | 

John Woods, J 

A letter from Colonel Francis Johnston, stating that a number 

of horses were necessarily purchased by the Commissioners for 

treating with the different Indian tribes ; that these horses are now 

incurring a heavy daily expence ; and, therefore, praying that 

Council would give some instructions upon the subject, was read. 

The following draft of a message to the General Assembly was 
read & adopted : 

A Message from the President and the Supreme Executive Coun- 
cil to the General Assembly : 

Council Chamber, Philad'a, February 16th, 1785. 

. Gentlemen: — The Commissioners on the part of this Common- 
wealth and of the State of Virginia, having d#ermincd by astro- 
nomical observations the extent of five degrees of longitude west 
from the river Delaware, in the latitude of Mason's and Dixon's 
line, and having run and marked the continuation of that line to 
the termination of the said five degrees, and our Commissioners 
having reported their proceedings to your Honorable House, as 
well as to us, we have no other information to offer on that subject 
except an accurate draft of the said continuation, completing the 
southern boundary of Pennsylvania, which we now have the plea- 
sure of inclosing. 

JOHN DICKINSON. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 361 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thurs£iy, February 17th, 1785. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
The Honorable Jonathan Hoge, Charles Biddle, "j 

John Neville, John McDowell, { 
John Whitehill, Stephen Balliot, ! ,, 

Isaac Meason, Daniel Hiester, ( " 

John Woods, George Wall, Jun'r, | 
John Boyd, J 

A letter from James Jacks, Esquire, of the county of Lancaster, 
was read. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the pay-roll of Captain 
Frie's company of Bucks County militia, was read and approved, 
and an order drawn for their pay from the fourteenth of October 
to the fifth of December, 1784, to be paid out of the fines collected 
from such persons as refused or neglected to march upon the call 
under which Captain Frie and his company went to Wioming. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Andrew 
Burson, for the sum of four pounds fourteen shillings, specie, for 
257 pounds of beef furnished to Captain Erie's company, byorder 
of Colonel Murray, agreeably to the Comptroller General's report. 

A memorial of this day from the Commercial Committee, stating 
that depredations have been committed upon the trade of these 
States by Barbary Corsairs, and praying that a representation of the 
subject be made to Congress, and their interference by treaty or 
presents, agreeably to the usages of European nations, entreated, 
was read, and an order taken that a letter be written to the dele- 
gates from this State, directing a representation of the fact upon 
which this memorial is founded, to be made to Congress as early 
as possible. 

Council taking into consideration the petition of Joseph Pen- 
nock and others, with the report of the Surveyor General thereon, 
and it appearing that Joseph Pennock and Lewis Pennock, sons of 
Joseph Pennock, deceased, of the county of Chester, William 
Pennock, Caleb Pennock, Samuel Pennock, Joshua Pennock, sons 
of William Pennock, deceased, son of the said Joseph Pennock, 
deceased, and Joseph Pennock, Samuel Pennock and William Pen- 
nock, sons of Nathaniel Pennock, deceased, son of the said Joseph 
Pennock, deceased, arc, in right of the original purchase of Fran- 
cis Rogers and George Rogers, for two thousand five hundred acres 
of land, entitled to a lot in the city of Philadelphia, correspondent! 
to the said purchase^ 



362 MINUTES OF THE 

Ordered, That tbe Surveyor General be directed to report 
whether the lot entered in book No. 31, and mentioned in his re- 
port of the thirty-first day of December, 1784, has been sold by 
the Commonwealth, and whjit were its dimensions and boundaries. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, February 18th, 1785. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

Jonathan Hoge, Charles Biddle, "} 

John Neville, John McDowell, 

John Whitehill, Stephen Balliot, I ™ 

> Esquires. 



Isaac Meason, Daniel Hiester, and 

John Wood 
John Boyd, 



John Woods, George Wall, Jun'r, I 



A petition from Isaac Van Vleck, praying to be appointed to the 
office of a Notary and Tabellion Public within this State, was read. 

A petition from Frederick Bauseman, convicted of an assault 
and battery, at the May session of the Supreme Court, held at 
Sunbury, was read, and an order taken that the line of five pounds, 
which by sentence he was to pay to the Commonwealth, be re- 
mitted. 

The petition of Henry M'Dowell, convicted of horse stealing in 
the county of Philadelphia, and now a prisoner in the jail of this 
city, praying a remission of the line and remainder of the impri- 
sonment imposed upon him, was read and rejected. 

Hugh Laughlin, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned a Jus- 
tice of the Peace for Manallin district, and Nathaniel Rradin, Esquire, 
for Luzerne district, both of the county of Fayette, upon returns 
made according to law. ' 

On motion of Mr. Dalliet, 

Ordered, That William McNair, Esquire, be appointed a Justice 
of the Court of Common Pleas in the county of Northampton. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 363 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, February, 1785. 

PRESENT I 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
Jonathan Hoge, Charles Biddle, 

John Neville, John McDowell, 

John Whitehill, Stephen Balliet, . „ 

Isaac Meason, Daniel Hiester, and *> 

John Woods, George Wall, junior, 

John Boyd, 

A consideration of Isaac Van Vleck's 'petition of yesterday was 
resumed.: 

Ordered, That he be appointed a Notary and Tabellion Public 
for this Commonwealth, and commissioned accordingly. 

A letter from the Honorable John Jay, Esquire, inclosing a 
letter from Monsieur Marbois, was read. 

Several resolutions of the General Assembly of the eighteenth 
instant, concerning the Commissioners appointed to determine the 
Northern Boundary of this State, were presented to Council and 
read. 

A draft of a letter to the Governor of the State of New York, 
agreeably to the aforesaid Resolutions, was read and adopted. 

The consideration of a protest of a number of the inhabitants of 
Germantowh, against the late election of Justices for that district, 
read the fourteenth instant, was resumed ; and an order taken that 
the complainants do specify those persons who, not being freehold- 
ers, voted at the said election. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, February 21st, 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
Jonathan Hoge, John Whitehill, 

John McDowell, John Woods, 

George Wall, junior, John Boyd, 

Stephen Balliet, Charles Biddle, 

The petition of Alexander Carlisle, accompanied by a number of 
certificates, praying that an order be drawn in his favor, for the sum 



364 MINUTES OF THE 

of three hundred pounds, specie, as a reward for apprehending the 
person of John Downey, some time since convicted of and executed 
for the robbery of Thomas Learning, jun'r, and Elizabeth Houston, 
agreeably to a proclamation of Council of the fifteenth day of May, 
1784, was read, and an order taken that an order be drawn 
accordingly. 

On the petition of William Crispin, read on the sixteenth 
instant, it was 

Ordered, That the Comptroller General be authorized to stay 
the sale of his property for three months from this day. 

A letter from Mr. Van Berkel, with its inclosure, was read. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of James 
Duncan, for the sum of forty-two pounds two shillings and five 
pence specie, for his services as Clerk to the Comptroller General, 
from the first day of December, 1784, to the twentieth day of Feb- 
ruary, 1785, inclusively. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, February 22d, 1785. 

present : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

Jonathan Hoge, Charles Biddle, "j 

John Whitehill, Isaac Meason, and I™ 

James McLene, John Neville, | ^ 

John Boyd, J 

The following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, vizt : 

In favor of Joseph Montgomery, Esquire, one of the Commis- 
sioners appointed to run and ascertain the Northern Boundary line 
of this Commonwealth, for fifty pounds specie, for which sum he 
is to account ; and for the sum of thirty pounds specie, for pur- 
chasing a transit instrument for the use of the Commissioners 
aforesaid; — the said sums to be paid according to resolution of 
Assembly dated the eighteenth day of February, 1785. 

In favor of the Honorable Jonathan Hoge, Esquire, for the sum 
of fifty-seven pounds fifteen shillings specie, in full for his pay as 
Councillor untill this day, inclusively. 

The petition of James Gregg, referring to a former petition, and 
praying that the reward offered by Council for the apprehension of 
Solomon Vicker's. be granted to him, was read. 

The petition of James Snodgrass, stating his claims to the re- 
wards aforesaid, and praying the consideration of Council, was also 
read : on which it was 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 365 

Resolved, That the claimants be respectively informed that the 
fifteenth day of March next is set apart by Council for the pur- 
pose of receiving their several pretensions and proofs. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, February 23rd, 1785. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
Jonathan Hoge, John Woods, "^ 

John Whitehall, Charles Biddle, I « 

James McLene, Isaac Meason, and | * es ' 

John Boyd, John Neville, J 

A report of the proceedings of the Commissioners appointed to 
treat with the several Indian tribes for the purchase of such land 
as, falling within the acknowledged limits of Pennsylvania, re- 
mained yet unpurchased, was presented to Council and read. 

Ordered, That the deeds contained in the above report be record- 
ed, according to law, 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, February 24th, 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
Jonathan lioge, John Woods, 



Esquires. 



James McLene, Charles Biddle, 

John Whitehill, Isaac Meason, and 

John Boyd, John Neville, 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the following accounts 
were read and approved, vizt: 

Of David Williamson, Alexander Kidd, Bobert Guthrey, David 
Rankin, Thomas White, Thomas Roberts, William McHoge, 
Thomas Marchant, William Martin, Thomas Rankin, John Hays, 
John Grant, and William Hibbert, Thomas Rogers, Matthew John- 
ston, Alexander Wells, James McKays, Nicholas Gance, John 
Glenn, Humphrey Atkinson, John Armstrong, David Cochran, 



366 MINUTES OF THE 

Brice McGilson, Samuel Johnstone, Samuel Shannon, G-eorge At- 
kinson. Alexander Wright, and James Edgar, (all of the county -of 
Washington,) for provisions furnished the militia under different 
draughts, at different times. 

Of John Thompson, also, for his services as Waggon Master of 
the county of Bucks. 

Of Robert Peobles, Esquire, of Cumberland county, for repair- 
ing arms in 1782. 

Arthur St. Clair, Esquire, for military stores in 1776. 

Of John Coxe, for sundry articles for the Pennsylvania Salt 
works ; and 

Of Captain Andrew Swearingen's Ranging company, for pay 
from iVJarch to November, 1781. 

In consequence of the resolution to pull down and dispose of the 
several materials composing the old jail and workhouse, it was 

Ordered, That Mr. Joseph Stiles be instructed to remove from 
thence to some place of security and convenience, all the military 
and other stores, the property of the State. 

The following draft of a message to the General Assembly, upon 
the subject of the late treaties with the different nations, was read 
and adopted : 

Ji Message from the President and the Supreme Executive Coun- 
cil to the Gemral Assembly : 

Gentlemen : — We have the pleasure of informing you that at 
a treaty held last October, at Fort Stanwix, with the six nations 
called Mohocks, Oneidaes, Onondagoes, Cayugaes, Senecaes, and 
Tuscaroraes; and at another held last January, at Fort Mackintosh, 
with the two nations called Wyandots and Delawares, the Commis- 
sioners on the part of this Commonwealth have purchased from the 
said Indians, all the territory within the acknowledged limits of 
the State that had not been before bought from them. 

The minutes of these treaties, the deeds, and copies of our in- 
structions, and 'several other papers relating to this business, will 
be, delivered with this message. 

These conveyances compleating the sale of all the lands in this 
State, thus happily finishing the transactions of a century on that 
subject, having been obtained at public treaties, agreeably to an- 
cient custom, with the approbation of the United States, the In- 
dians acknowledging themselves " kindly and " genorously " dealt 
with, declaring that u Pennsylvania has never deceived or wronged 
them, and thanked her, not only from their lips, but from their 
hearts." We are perswaded that such a fair, equitable, and honor- 
able confirmation of the public interest in so very large and valua- 
ble a tract of country, must be exceedingly agreeable to tho good 
people of Pennsylvania. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 367 

It is cause of addition satisfaction that in accomplishing this 
important object, a due regard has been had for the Fcederal Coun- 
cils, and that a friendly correspondence between the Continental 
Commissioners and our owu, subsisted throughout the treaties. 

As we have every reason to believe that the affections of the In- 
dians are now conciliated, their confidence gained, and their former 
friendship restored, in such a manner that their present dispositions 
ma y? D y proper measures, be improved to great advantages, we 
hope your Honorable House will judge their requests worthy of 
immediate attention. 

We should not do justice to the merit of our Commissioners, if 
we neglected to express ourselves very sensible of the ability, dili- 
gence, frugality and fidelity, with which they have discharged the 
trust reposed in them. 

JOHN DICKINSON. 

Council Chamber, Philadelphia, February 24th. 

On consideration, 

Resolved, That an order be drawn upon the Treasurer in favor 
of the non-commissioned officers and privates of Captain Thomas 
Stokely's company of Rangers, agreeably to the Comptroller Gen- 
eral's report dated the twenty-fifth day of February, 1784, payable 
to the claimants respectively, or their order, by the Comptroller 
General. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the accounts of Robert 
Bridges, was read, and an order taken the said Bridges do furnish 
a satisfactory evidence, by receipt from the different officers, or 
otherwise, that the supplies were yielded, as charged in his account 
against the Commonwealth. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, February 25th, 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President* 

Jonathan Hoge, John Boyd, ~] 

John Whitehill, John Woods, 

James McLene, John Neville, and J> Esquires. 

Charles Biddle, Isaac Meason, | 

John M'Dowell, J 

William Whitebread attending in Council, informed the Board 
that he was now prepared to take the bond and mortgage given by 



368 MINUTES OF THE 

him to the late Mayor and Commonality of this city, and desiring 
the acceptance of the principal and interest due upon the said bond; 
whereupon, 

Ord'-refl, That the Secretary of this Board be authorized to re- 
ceive the money and pay it into the Treasury, liable to the future 
appropriation of the General Assembly for the use of the city, and 
to discharge the said mortgage agreeably to law. 

Upon «)he petition of Francis Wilson, Nathan Templeton, and 
John Tempi, convicted of an assault and battery, in the county of 
Bucks, and a recommendation in their favor from Arthur Irwin, 
Esquire, and from Jacob Bankson, Esquire, who prosecuted for the 
Commonwealth, it was 

Ordered, That two-thirds of the fines due from the said Francis 
Wilson, Nathan Templeton, and John Miller, be remitted. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, February 26th, 1785. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
Jonathan Hoge, John Boyd, 



John Whitehill, John Woods, 

James McLene, John Neville, and ^Esquires. 

Charles Biddle, Isaac Measoo, 

John McDowell, J 

James Martin, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned to be 
a Justice of the Peace and of the Court of Common Pleas for the 
county of Bedford, upon a return made according to law, for the 
district of Providence township. 

The Secretary reported that agreeably to the minute of Council 
of the twenty-filth instant, the money due upon the bond of Wil- 
liam Whitebread had been received, the mortgage discharged, and 
the money lodged in the hands of the Treasurer. 

The Receiver General and Secretary of the Land Office attend- 
ing in Council, a conference was had upon the subject of interfer- 
ing claims to land within the limits of that tract of country ceded 
to this State by the last compacts with the State of Virginia ; on 
which it was 

Ordered, That the Secretary of this Board, be desired to call 
upon the Clerk t>f the General Assembly, and obtain from him the 
original copy of the aforesaid compact. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of James 
Pearson, for the sum of thirty pounds specie, to be applied to the 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 369 

improvement of the State House lott, according to aets of the Gene- 
ral Assembly dated the twentieth day of February, 1735-6, and 
May the fourteenth, 1762, and resolution of Assembly dated 25th 
of September, 1783. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, Fedruary 28th, 1785. 

PRESENT : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 
Jonathan Hoge, John Boyd, j 



John Whitehill, John Woods, 

James MeLene, John Neville, and ^Esquires. 

Charles Biddle, Isaac Meason, 

John McDowell, 
A letter was written to the merchants and traders of Philadel- 
phia, in answer to their memorial of the seventeenth instant. 



r 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 1st, 1785. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

Jonathan Hoge, John Boyd, "") 

John Whitehill, John Woods, 

James MeLene, John Neville, and [-Esquires. 

Charles Riddle, Isaac Meason, 

John McDowell, 
Samuel Wallis, and Robert Fleming, Esquires, of the county of 
Northumberland, were appointed and commissioned Justices of the 
Peace for the said county, upon returns made according to law, for 
the districts of Muncy and Bald Eagle townships j an order was 
taken that they be also respectively appointed Justices of the Court 
of Common Pleas for the county aforesaid. 

John Rannels, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned a Jus- 
tice of the Peace and of the Court of Common Pleas, in and for 
the county of Franklin, upon a return made according to law for 
the district of Guilford township. 

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370 MINUTES OF THE 

The petition of Robert Rodgers, of the county of Westmore- 
land, fined at a Court of Quarter Sessions, for selling spirituous 
liquors without the licence of this Board, was read, and an order 
taken that such part of the said fine as was adjudged to the use of 
the State, be remitted. 

The petition of Mary Sharp, relict of William Sharp, of Cum- 
berland county, deceased, praying the discharge of an order for 
fifteen pounds, obtained from the Commissioners of the said county 
in compensation for the services of William Sharp, as an Assistant 
Assessor of taxes, was read, and an order taken that it be referred 
to the Commissioners aforesaid, with a direction that they find some 
early and efficient means to discharge the said order. 

An order 'was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Hono- 
rable Stephen Balliot, for the sum of twenty-four pounds ten shil- 
lings, in full for his attendance in Council untill this day, inclu- 
sively. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Frederick 
Sneider, for the sum of fourteen pounds specie, in full for his ser- 
vices as Doorkeeper untill this day, inclusively. 

Ordered, That dedircms potestatem do issue from this Board to 
Edward Crawford, and John Boggs, Esquires, of the county of 
Franklin. 

A return of an election of Justices for New Market ward, with a 
remonstrance against it, was read, and an order taken that the re- 
monstrants be directed to furnish Council with the names of the 
non-jurors who, by their representation, are said to have voted at 
the said election. 

A. consideration of the returns of Justices elect for the districts 
of Allen and Tyboyne, in the county of Cumberland, was postponed. 

The return of an election of Justices of the Peace for the dis- 
trict of Fallowfield and county of Washington, was read and post- 
poned. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Hono- 
rable John Whitehill, Esquire, for the sum of sixty-two pounds 
ten shillings, in full for his pay as a member of Council to this 
day, inclusively, and his mileage. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of John Lu- 
kens, Esquire, for the sum of two hundred and sixteen pounds, 
being his pay as a Commissioner for determining the south-westerc 
boundary of this Commonwealth. 



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The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, March 2nd, 1785. 
present : 
The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

Jonathan Hoge, John Woods. 

Isaac Mcason, John McDowell, 

John Whitehill, James McLene, 

Stephen Balliot, Daniel Hiester, and 

John Neville, ' Charles Biddle, 

John Boyd, 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the following accounts, 
were read and approved, vizt : 

Of Craig Richie, and Andrew Murrow, for horses lost on the 
Sandusky expedition. 

• Of Lieutenant Colonel George Vallandigham, for militia ser- 
vices. 

Of the aforesaid Captain Craig Ritchie, for rations due from the 
twentieth of May to the twentieth of June, 1782. 

Of Van Swearingen, Esquire, for provisions furnished the Rang- 
ing company of Andrew Swearingen, Captain, and of ditto for seven 
thousand one hundred and forty rations furnished the militia of 
Washington county, from April the first to September the second, 
1782. 

Of John Smilie, for a horse and rifle lost on the Sandusky expe- 
dition. 

Of James Curry, and John Geiger, of ditto for team hire in 
transporting baggage of the troops employed in escorting the con- 
vention army in 1778; and 

Of John Buchanan, Collector of Excise for Cumberland county. 
The Comptroller General's reports upon the surplus certificates 
of Michael Boyer, of Matthias Weithwright, and Nicholas Wil- 
tenberger, all of Northampton county, were read and approved. 



372 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, March 3rd, 1785 

PRESENT : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 
John McDowell, Jonathan Hoge, 

James McLene, Daniel Hiester, 

Isaac Meason, Stephen Balliot, and ^» Esquires. 

John Boyd, John Whitehill, J 

John Woods, J 

A certificate from the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the 
Peace held at Hanna's town, for the county of Westmoreland, that 
a division of the township of Hempfield would be usefull and has 
become necessary, was read. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer for the sum of one 
pound eight shillings and one penny, State money, in favor of Ni- 
cholas Ciiclnnger, agreeably to the Comptroller General's report 
upon his certificate, of having furnished the public with one sh^ep. 
An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Henry Trout, 
for five pounds, State money, upon his certificate of having lur- 
nished one head of horned cattle for the use of the State. 

A letter from Charles Thompson, Esquire, was read, inclosing a 
resolution of Congress of the twenty-third of February last, au- 
thorizing the Comptroller to appoint additional Commissioners for 
liquidating and settling the accounts of individuals ' against the 
United States, in the same manner as the late Superintendant of 
Finance was authorized to do. And a second resolution of the 
same date, called upon the heads of the different departments to 
furnish the Board of Treasury or Comptroller of Accounts with a 
list of such. Deputies as were authorized to issue certificates, and 
upon tho-e Deputies for a fair abstract of all the certificates which 
they have issued in cousequence; upon which it was 

Orckred, That the latter of these two resolutions be published 
in the several newspapers of this city. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of Joseph 
Holmes, of the county of Washington, for provisions furnished 
himself when on militia service, was read and approved. 

A letter from James Wilson, Esquire, dated February 26th, in- 
closing a copy of a bill now before the Legislature of New York, 
for finally determining the partition line between that Common- 
wealth and Pennsylvania, was read. 

Ordered, That this letter with its enclosure, and the several com- 
munications from Congress, be transmitted to the General Assem- 
bly. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the quarterly account of 
the Secretary of this Board, ending the twenty-fifth of December, 
1784, was read and approved. 



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The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, March 4th, 1785. 

present : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

Jonathan Hoge, John Woods, 

John Whitehill, John McDowell, 

Isaac Meason, James McLene, 

Stephen Balliot, Daniel Hiester, and f ^ s( l uires - 

John Neville, Charles Biddle, 

John Boyd, 

A petition from Martha Boggs, relict of James Boggs, late of 
the county of Westmoreland, stating that, under the indulgence and 
directions of Brigadier General Irvine, her husband, the aforesaid 
James, had matle some small improvements upon the reserved tract 
of land opposite the town of Pittsburgh; that this indulgence was 
given for the purpose of securing the public property; that since 
the death of her husband she has continued to live upon the premi- 
ses, and that they have now become the only means of her future 
subsistence ; that she has lately been warned to depart therefrom 
by Colonel William Butler, who lays claim to them under an 
act of the General Assembly; that she humbly conceives a just 
execution of this act will leave her an undisturbed possession, and 
therefore, praying that Council may take some order thereon : Upon 
which it was 

Resolved, That Colonel Butler be advised of the directions of 
Council that Martha Boggs be left in possession of the aforesaid 
premises, free from all disturbance, until return be made into the 
Surveyor General's office of the lott upon the west side of Alle- 
ghany river, granted to him by act of Assembly and confirmation 
by Council. 

Upon consideration of the resolution of Assembly dated yesterday, 
Mr. Biddle, Mr. Hoge and Mr. Hiester, were appointed a com- 
mittee of Council to confer with the committee of the General As- 
sembly on the subject of the accounts of James Searle, Esquire. 

Jacob Weaver, Esquire, Justice of the Peace for the county of 
Berks, was appointed and commissioned a Justice of the Court of 
Common Pleas for the said county. 

A letter from Lieutenant Colonel Josiah Harmer, of the eighth 
day of February last, inclosing a monthly return of the troops under 
his command, and recommending to Council the appointing some 
person to take charge of Fort Mcintosh upon his leaving it, was 
read. 



374 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. - 

Philadelphia, Saturday, March 5th, 1785. 
present: 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 
Jonathan Hoge, John Woods, "J 

John Whitehall, John McDowell, 

Isaac Meason, James McLene, ! ™ . 

Stephen Balliotj Daniel Hiester, and f ^ 

John Neville, Charles Biddle, 

John Boyd, J 

An order was drawn ypon the Treasurer in favor of Captain 
Thomas Campbell, for the sum of one hundred pounds specie, ac- 
cording to resolution of the General Assembly dated upon the 
fourth instant, he to account. . 

The Comptroller 'General's report upon the pay roll of Captain 
Jacob Sweir's company of Bucks county militia, was read and ap- 
proved, and an ord-er drawn for their pay from the fifth day of Oc- 
tober to the fifth day of December, 1784, amounting to two hun- 
dred and sixty-six pounds thirteen shillings specie, to be paid out 
of the fines which have arisen from the delinquencies within the 
county of Berks, of such as refused or neglecttd to perform their 
tour of service on the late expedition to Wioming. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the accounts of William 
Guthrie, Esquire, Captain of the Westmoreland County Rangers, 
from May, 1780, to January, 1781, was read and approved. 

A letter from William Maclay, Esquire, inclosing a representa- 
tion from the Little Beard and the Big Tree, two Sachims of the 
six nations Indian tribes, was read. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, March 7th, 1785 
present : 
" The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President- 
Jonathan Hoge, John Woods, "1 

John Whitehill, John McDowell, 

Isaac Meason, James iMcLenc, 

Stephen Balliot, Daniel Hiester, and 

Johu Neville, Charles Biddle, 

John Boyd, 

Mr. Neville was appointed to attend the President on the Board 
of Property, which sits this day. 



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Esquires. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 375 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of Abraham 
Van Cortwright, Contractor for the supply of the troops employed 
on a late expedition to Wioming, was read and approved, and an 
order drawn Cor twenty-eight pounds three shillings and four pence, 
being the ballance in his favor. 

Mr. Stiles was directed to furnish Mr. James Pearson with such 
plank boards and other materials, the property of the State, (in his 
possession,) as may be proper for the repairs now making upon the 
State House. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Hon- 
orable James Irvine, Esquire, for the sum of one hundred and sixty- 
six pounds thirteen shillings and four pence specie, in full for his 
salary as Vice President from November the sixth, 1784, untill the 
fifth day of March, 1785, incl. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Hon- 
orable John Neville, Esquire, for the sum of thirty-five pounds, 
seventeen shillings and six pence, in full for his attendance in 
Council untill the seventh Gf March, 1785. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 8th, 1785. 

PRESENT : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

Jonathan Hoge, John Woods, 

John Whitehiil, John McDowell, 

Isaac Meason, James McLene, 

Stephen Balliet, Daniel Hiester, and* j ° 

John Neville, Charles Biddle, 

John Boyd, 

Upon motion of Mr. Woods, that the election 'of a Prothonotary 
for the county of Dauphin, be the order of the day for to-morrow, 
the votes were taken, and the question lost; Council being equally 
divided. 

The petition of George Elder was read. 

Orders were drawn in favor of John Richards, Esquire, for sixty- 
three pounds fifteen shillings, State money, due to him upon two 
certificates of his, having furnished five heads of horned cattle and 
seven sheep for the use of the public, to be paid according to reso- 
lution of Assembly dated the eighth of Aprils 1782. 



376 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, March 9th, 1785. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

Jonathan Hoge, John McDowell, "") 

John Whitehill, Isaac Meason, 

Stephen Balliett, Charles Biddle, ^> Esquires. 

John Boyd, Daniel Hiester, | 

John Woods, James McLene, 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Hon- 
orable John Woods, Esquire, for the sum of thirty-nine pounds, 
seventeen shillings and six pence, due to him for attendance in 
Council untill the tenth instant, and his mileage. 

The motion made yesterday for coming to the election of a Pro- 
thonotary of Dauphine county on this day, being re-considered, was 
carried in the affirmative. 

Upon which the petitions of the several candidates being brought 
forward and read, and the votes of Council taken, it appeared that 
Alexander Graydon, Esquire, was duly elected. 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the accounts of Captain 
William Guthrie for rations retained from the tenth day of May, 
1780, to the fifteenth day of January, 1781. 

Of Lieutenant John Jameson, for pay, &c, of Ensign John For- 
syth for pay and levy money. 

Of the pay due to the non-commissioned officers and privates of 
Captain Guthrie's Ranging company, from the twenty-fifth of July, 
1780, to the twenty-fifth of January, 1781, and of rations due to 
Andrew Munrow, were read and approved. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, March 10th, 1785. 
present : 
The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 
Jonathan Hoge, John McDowell, 

John Whitehill, Isaac Meason, 

Shephen Balliot, Charles Biddle, ^Esquires. 

John Boyd, Daniel Hiester, 

John Woods, James McLene, 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honora- 
ble Isaac Meason, Esquire, for the sum of forty pounds fifteen 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 377 

shillings and one penny, in full for his attendance in Council until! 
the tenth day of March, 1785, inclusively, and his mileage. 
On motion, 

Ordered, That the offices usually annexed to that of Prothono- 
tary, vizt : Clerk of the Orphans' Court and Court of Quarter Ses- 
sions, and Justices of the Court of Common Pleas, be added to the 
appointment of Alexander Graydon, Esquire, Prothonotary of the 
county of Dauphine. 
On consideration, 

Ordered, That the Magistrate, Inspectors, Judges, Constables, 
&ca., who superintended the late election of Justices for New 
Market ward, and the remonstrants against the said election, be 
advised that Council have set apart Wednesday next for hearing 
the charges of the latter. 

Ordered, That the said remonstrants be directed to come pre- 
pared with such evidence as they can adduce in support of their 
charges. 

Mr. Graydon attending in Council, the oaths of allegiance and 
of office required by the Constitution, were administered to him 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, March 11th, 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
Tho. Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
John M'Dowell, John Neville, 



John Boyd, Isaac Meason, 

Charles Riddle, Daniel Hiester, and j 3 ^ 

Jonathan James McLene, John Whitehill, J 

It appearing from the Comptroller General's report that John 
Jones, Esquire, Health Officer, hath produced bills for repairs of 
the Marine Hospital on State Island, to the amount of one hundred 
and eighty-two pounds six shillings, which are yet unpaid, and 
that the Trustees of State Island request that sum may be advanced 
to Mr. Jones to pay off those bills, 

Resolved, That an order be drawn upon the Treasurer for the 
sum of one hundred and eighty-two pounds specie, in favor of John 
Jones, Esquire, Health Officer, for the purpose aforesaid, he to be 
accountable, to be paid according to resolution of the General As- 
sembly dated the twenty-fifth day of August, 1783. 

A resolution of the General Assembly appointing Joseph Mont- 
gomery, Esquire, Recorder of Deeds and Register of the Probate of 



,378 MINUTES OF THE 

Wills and granting letters of administration in and for the county 
of Dauphine, was read, and commissions issued accordingly ; an 
order was also taken that Joseph Montgomery, Esquire, be appointed 
a Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, for the said county. 

Upon the petitions of Elizabeth McKenzie, convicted of larceny 
in the county of Philadelphia, and a recommendation in her favor 
from the Justices of the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the 
Peace for the said county, it was 

Ordered, That her corporal punishment and fine be remitted. 

On motion, agreed that Monday next be appointed for the choice 
of a person to fill the office of Master of the Rolls for this State, in 
the room of John Morris, Esquire, deceased. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, March 12th, 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine Esquire, Vice President. 
Jonathan Hoge, Isaac Me a son, "^ 

John Boyd, Charles Biddle, J ™ . 

James McLene, Daniel Hiester, and j ^ 

John Whitehill, John Neville, J 

A resolution of the General Assembly of the tenth instant, ad- 
vising Council of the appointment of Matthew Irwin, Esquire, to 
the place of Recorder of Deeds in and for the city and county of 
Philadelphia: Upon which it was 

Ordered, That a commission be made out for the said Matthew 
Irwin, Esquire, accordingly. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Samuel 
John Atlee, Esquire, for the sum of one hundred and thirty-four 
pounds nine shillings and one penny specie, being the balance of 
his account as Colonel of a State regiment of musquetry, to be 
paid out of the class tax fund. 

The petition of Jane Barker, for her husband Michael Barker, 
with a recommendation from the Magistracy of the city, was read, 
and an order taken that the fine of five pounds imposed upon the 
said Michael ou conviction of an assault aud battery, be remitted. 
Ordered, That Friday next be set {.part for hearing and deter- 
mining upon the complaints against the late election of a Justice of 
the Peace for the district of Germani^wn, and that the parties be 
instructed to bring forward the tally list, and such other evidence 
as they can respectively adduce. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 379 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, March 14th, 1785. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President 

The Honorable James Ivrine, Esquire, Vice President. 

John Boyd, Isaac Meason, 

James McLene, Charles Biddie, 

Jonathan Hoge, Daniel Heister, & 

John Whitehill, John Neville. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honor- 
able Daniel Uiester, for the sum of thirty-two pounds seven shil- 
lings and six pence, for his attendance in Council untill the four- 
teenth day of March, 1785. 

A letter from the Delegates from this State to Congress, was 
read. 

An order was drawn in favor of Moses Scott, for the sum of 
thirty-five pounds ten shillings State money, due as principal and 
interest of a certificate of having furnished a sorrel horse for the 
use of the public, to be paid according to resolution of the General 
Assembly, dated the eighth day of April, 1782. 

Agreeably to the order of Friday last, Council proceeded to the 
election of a Master of the Rolls, and the votes being taken, it 
appeared that Matthew Irwin, Esquire, was appointed. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 15th, 1785. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President 

The Honorable James Iryine, Esquire, Vice President. 

John Boyd, Isaac Meason, ^j 

James M'Lene, Charles Biddie, ! ™ . 

Jonathan Hoge, Daniel Uiester, and J s ^ 

John Whitehill, John Neville, J 

Colonel Johnstone appearing in Council, was instructed two rifle 
guns provided by treaty as a present to two, Indian chiefs of the 
Wiandott Tiibe, and to find some means of forwarding them toth© 
said chiefs. 



380 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, March 16th, 1785, 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

John Boyd, Isaac Meason, "1 

James M'Lene, Charles Biddle, and J -™ 

Jonathan Hogc, John Neville, f ^ S( l uires - 

John Whitehill, J 

The Comptroller General's report upon the accounts of Colonei 
James Murray and James Collier, of Colonel Robert Elder's bat- 
talions of Lancaster county militia, for services in warning classes 
during the years 1777, 1778 and 1779, was read and approved, and 
orders drawn for their respective ballances, to be paid out of the 
fund arising from the militia delinquencies of the county afore- 
said. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the accounts of the Com- 
missioners from this Commonwealth for treating with the several 
Indian tribes, was read and approved, and an order drawn agreea- 
bly thereto for the sum of four hundred and eighty-four pounds 
nine shillings and three pence spscie ; being the ballance due by the 
State thereon. 

The petition of Joseph Rakestraw was read, 

Agreeably to an order of Council of Friday the eleventh instant, 
the Judges and Inspectors of, and remonstrants against, the late 
election of a Justice of the Peace for the New Market ward ap- 
peared in Council, and were respectively heard. A farther considera- 
of this subject was postponed till to-morrow. 

The following draft of a message to the General Assembly was 
presented to Council, read and adopted. 

A Message from the President and the Supreme Executive Coun- 
cil to the General Jlsstmbly. 

Gentlemen : — We have this day received the inclosed letter 
from the Governor of the State of New York, with the copy of the 
act therein mentioned. Circumstances requiring that the boundary 
line should be run and ascertained with all convenient dispatch, 
we hope for an early determination of your Honorable House upon 
the business. 

JOHN DICKINSON. 

Council Chamber, Philadelphia, March 16, 1785. 



SUPEEME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 381 

he Council met 

Philadelphia, Thursday, March 17th, 1785. 

present: 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

John Boyd, Isaac Meason, ^ 

James M'Lene, Charles Biddle, and ! ™ 

Jonathan Hoge, John Neville- f ™ 

John Whitehall, J 

The following letter was transmitted to the General Assembly. 

In Council, Philadelphia, March, 17th, 1785. 

Sir: — Inclosed are sundry papers relating to Captain Thomas 
Houston's demands against the State; and as we cannot afford him 
relief, we recommend his case to the General Assembly. I am, Sir, 
with great regard, 

Your most obedient and very humble servant, 

JOHN DICKINSON. 
To the Honorable the Speaker of the General Assembly. 

A consideration of the late election of a Magistrate for New 
Market ward was this morning resumed, and the following orders 
taken, vizt: — That the charges stated against the legality of the 
election aforesaid are unfounded, and that Joseph Wharton, Es- 
quire, be commissioned a Justice of the Peace for the said ward, 
agreeably thereto. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favour of the Honora- 
ble Isaac Meason, Esquire, for the sum of six pounds two shillings 
and six pence specie, in full for his attendance in Council untill the 
eighteenth instant. 

The committee appointed to examine the claims of Captain 
Thomas Houston, to depreciation of pay, and other benefits extended 
to the Naval Officers of this State, made report thereon, which being 
read, was transmitted to the General Assembly. 



382 MINUTES OF THE 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, March 18th, 1785. 

PRESENT : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

John Bovd, James M'Lene, \ 

Jonathan Hoge, Charles Biddle, and vE.-quires. 

John White hill, John Neville, ) 

The petition of Captain James Lang, praying that an order be 
taken for discharging the ballance reported by the Comptroller to 
be due by the State to him, was read, and an order taken for the 
sum of one hundred pounds specie, payable out of the monies due 
by Samuel Penrose, for the rent of Province Island. 

The complainants against the election of a Justice of the Peace, 
held on the thirteenth day of December, 178-1, for the district of 
German town, not appearing agreeably to the order of Council of 
the twelfth instant, their petition and remonstrance was dismissed. 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the pay accounts of 
Colonel Kern and his detachment of Northampton county militia, 
called forth upon a tour of duty to Wioming, by order of Council, 
were read and approved, and orders drawn for the ballance due by 
the State, amounting to one thousand and twenty-live pounds fif- 
teen shillings and six pence, to be paid out of the delinquencies 
arising upon this tour of duty. 

Colonel Kerns' account for ammunition furnished for public use, 
was also read and approved, and an order drawn for the ballance, 
being two pounds and ten pence. 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the surplus certificate of 
Caspar Thomas, Peter Borea, Michael Forker, Peter Diffenback, 
Christian Fisher, and John Brown, of the county of Berks, were 
read and approved. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, March 19th, 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President, 
John Boyd, James McLene, ~) 

Jonathan Hoge, Charles Biddle,and I Esquires. 

John Whitehill, John Neville, J 

Upon the application of Michael Barker, 
Ordered y That the farther obligation of his sentence, vizt : Se- 
curity for his future good behaviour, be remitted, and that the 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 383 

keeper of the jail be directed to release the said Michael from his 
presem confinement. 

Simeon Huney's fine and corporal punishment, on conviction of 
having fraudulently passed and uttered counterfeit Spanish milled 
dollars, in Backs county: Jane Gullion's fine, on conviction of 
pettit larceny in the county of Philadelphia; and John Stanly, alias 
Fielding, for horse stealing in the last mentioned county; were re- 
spectively remitted. 



The Council met 

Philadelphia, Monday, March 21st, 1785, 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 



The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President, 

George Wall, Junior, John Boyd, 1 

Jonathan Hoge, John Neville, and I Esquires, 

John Whitehill, Charles Diddle, J 

A letter from John Armstrong, Junior, Esquire, was read, stating 
that " being informed that on last Saturday it was publickly offered 
as information to the House, that sometime in June, 1783, the Se- 
cretary of Council, or his Clerk, had made a demand of five shil- 
lings for presenting a petition to Council, and that this charge being 
disputed, half a crown was actually paid for presenting as afore- 
said, and therefore, praying that Council would be pleased by com- 
mittee or otherwise, to inquire into tbe fact, and make report of it 
to the Honorable the General Assembly ;" upon which it was 

Ordered, That a committee be appointed agreeably to the re- 
quest of the above mentioned letter, and that Mr. Biddle and Mr. 
Wall, be that committee. 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the surplus certificates 
of John Wenrick, Andrew Tucker, Andrew Fogbt, Daniel Heed, 
Jacob Anspach, Adam Emmerick, Jacob Ortz, Nicholas Weyand, 
Frederick Wolf, and George Reim, were read and approved. 

The following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of 
the Honorable John Boyd, Esquire, for one hundred pounds spe- 
cie, being a part of the ballance due on his account as late Captain 
of a Ranging company, to be paid out of the arrearages of the 
eighteen penny taxes, appropriated by resolution of the General 
Assembly to the defence of the frontiers. 

In favor of the Honorable Charles Biddle, for fifty-two pound 
ten shillings specie, in full for his attendance in Council 'till the 
twenty-second instant. 



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And in favor of the Honorable John McDowell, Esquire, for the 
sum of forty- two pounds seventeen shillings and six pence splbie, 
in full for his attendance in Council until! the twenty-second in- 
stant, inclusively. 

Upon the petition of the Justices of the county of Lancaster, in 
favor of John Fisher, alias Stevens, alias William Stevens, con- 
victed of stealing a mare in the said county, 

Ordered, That the fine adjudged to be paid by him to the use of 
the State, be remitted. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 22nd, 1785. 
present : 
The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

George Wall, jun'r, James McLene, 

John McDowell, John Boyd, 

St phen Baliiot, John Whitehill, and [>-Esquires. 

Jonathan Hoge, Charles Bid-die, 

John Neville, J 

Ordered, That Thursday next be set apart for taking into con- 
sideration the case of Aaron Doan, now confined in the new prison 
uuder sentence of death for outlawry. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, March 23rd, 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

George Wall, jun'r, James McLene, 1 

John McDowell, John Boyd, 

Stephen Baliiot, John Whitehill, and )> Esquires. 

Jonathan Hoge, Charles Biddle, 

John Neville, J 

A letter from Charles Thomson, Esquire, was read, and an order 
taken that the resolution of Congress of the seventeenth instant, 
which it incloses, be published for three weeks successively in the 
respective newspapers of this city; that fifteen hundred copies of 
it be immediately printed in handbills, and that the several cour> 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 385 

ties within this Commonwealth be furnished with one hundred 
each. 

Upon a state of Andrew Yorke's claim to a yearly ground rent 
of twenty shillings, arising from a piece ground seized by Robert 
Smith, Esquire, in behalf of the Commonwealth, as late the pro- 
perty of Thomas Yorkes, an attainted traitor, 

Ordered, That Andrew York shall continue to receive the ground 
rent aforesaid, until the farther order of Council. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honor- 
able Francis Hopkinson, Esquire, for the sum of fifty pounds 
specie, in advance of his salary as Judge of the Court of Admi- 
ralty, and in the Admiralty Sessions of this Commonwealth, for 
which sum he is to account. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, March 24th, 1785. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

George Wall, junior, John Neville, ? 

John McDowell, John Boyd, 

Stephen Balliot, John Whitehill, and J>Esquires. 

Jonathan Hoge, Charles Biddle, 

James McLene, 

Messieurs Whitehill, McPherson and Smiley, a committee from 
the House, appearing in Council, a conference was had upon the 
subject of running the northern boundary of this Commonwealth. 

A letter from George Stewart, Esquire, Agent for the sale of 
Confiscated Property in the county of Lancaster, was read, with an 
exemplication of a mortgage from the late George Ross, Esquire, 
to Thomas Foxcraft and Joseph Galloway., in trust. 

Council took into consideration the case of Aaron Doan, and 
after some time spent therein, the farther consideration thereof was 
postponed untill Saturday next. 

To-morrow being Good Friday, Council adjourned untill Satur- 
day next. 



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The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, March 26th 1785. 
present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

George Wall, junior, John Neville, "^ 

John McDowell, John Boyd, 

Stephen Balliot, John Whitehill, and )> Esquires. 

Jonathan Hoge, Charles Biddle, 



James McLene, 



j 



Council proceeded to the appointment of the Agent provided by 
a law intitled " An Act for directing the mode of distributing the 
donation lands promised to the troops of this Commonwealth," 
when Brigadier General William Irvine was appointed. 

General Irvine having subscribed the oath of office, an order was 
issued in his favor for the sum of ninety pounds specie, under the 
said act, as part of his pay. 

A letter from James Milligan. Esquire, informing Council that 
agreeably to a late act of Assembly, he had proceeded to the ap- 
pointment of an additional Commissioner for settling the accounts 
of the citizens of this Commonwealth against the United States, 
and that )ohn Story, Esquire, was the person so appointed, was 
read, and an order taken that it be referred to the House of As- 
sembly. 

The farther consideration of Doan's case was postponed untill 
Monday. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, March 28th, 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
John McDowell, James McLene, 

Charles Biddle, John Boyd, 

John Neville, George Wall, Jun'r. 

John Whitehill, 
An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable 
John McDowell, Esquire, for the sum of seven pounds five shillings 
specie, for attendance in Council to this day, inclusively, and mile- 
age going home. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 387 

An order as aforesaid was drawn in favor of Jonathan Hoge, 
Esquire, for the sura of twenty-nine pounds fifteen shillings specie, 
in full for attendance as afores'd. 

And one other order in favor of the Honorable George Wall, 
Junior, Esquire, for the sum of forty-seven pounds seventeen shil- 
lings specie, in full for his attendance in Council untill the thirty- 
first day of March, 1785. 

Agreeably to the order of Saturday, Council proceeded to con- 
sider the case of Aaron Doan; and on motion of Mr. McLene, 
seconded by Mr. Biddle, that the opinion of Council, may be taken 
" whether they will agree to pardon Aaron Doan," the previous 
question was called for by Mr. McDowell, and Mr. Irvine, and the 
votes being taken, it was carried in the affirmative. 

The yeas and nays being called for by Mr. McLene, are as 
follows : 

Yeas — John Dickinson, James Irvine, John Boyd, John Mc- 
Dowell, Jonathan Hoge, John Neville, John Whitehill. 

Nays — Charles Biddle, James McLene, George Wall, Junior. 

A question was then put whether a warrant can be legally issued 
for putting the said Aaron Doan to death upon his out-lawry, and 
the votes being taken, it was carried in the negative. 

The yeas and nays being required as before, are as follows : 

Yeas — George Wall, Junior, James McLene, Charles Biddle. 

Nays — John Dickinson^ James Irvine, John Boyd, John Mc- 
Dowell, Jonathan Hoge, John Neville, John Whitehill. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 29th, 1785. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

John McDowell, James McLene, ") 

Charles Biddle, John Boyd, and J ™ 

John Neville, George Wall, Jun'r, f ShS( l mres ' 
John Whitehill, J 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer for the sum of fifty 
pounds specie, in favor of Captain Thomas Houston, being a part 
of the monies due to him, agreeably to the Comptroller General's 
report, for recruiting in 1776 and 1777, to be paid out of the public 
monies in the hands of Samuel Penrose, due for rent of State, late 
Province Island. 



388 MINUTES OF THE 

The following draft of a message to the General Assembly was 
read and adopted : 

A message from the President and the Supreme Executive Council 
to the General Assembly. 

Gentlpmen : — Having taken into our most serious consideration 
a transcript of the record of the conviction and attainder of Aaron 
Doan by out-lawry, transmitted to us by the Honorable the Judges 
of the Supreme Court, the capias and return, his two petitions, the 
answer of the Judges to a letter from us, and the consequences to 
citizens of this Commonwealth of establishing a precedent in a 
capital case altogether new, we are of opinion that a warrant cannot 
legally be issued by us for putting the said Aaron Doan to death 
upon the said out-lawry, for several reasons, the principal of which 
are eoutained in the paper herewith delivered. 

As it is doubted whether there is any court from which a writ 
of error can issue, in this case, we think it proper to lay the whole 
proceedings before your honorable House, and leave it to your de- 
termination, whether it is advisable to reverse the outlawry, in 
order that the party, according to his prayer, may have a trial by 
jury, for the offence with which he is charged. 

JOHN DICKINSON. 

Council Chamber, Philadelphia, March 29th, 1785. 

REASONS. 

First — The outlawry of the said Aaron Doan being founded on 
the " Act for the advancement of justice and more certain admin- 
istration thereof^ passed May the thirty-first, 1718, the said act 
ought to have been strictly observed, and its directions pursued 
with an u exceedingly nice and circumstantial" exactness, espe- 
cially as the penalty is so great, and the precedent may be so dan- 
gerous. 4 Blackstone, 315. (a.) 

By Magna Charta, no man can be outlawed, but according to 
the law of the land. 1 Blackstone, 142. 

But the proceedings aforesaid vary from the said act in these 
instances : 

First — It is not returned by the Sheriff that the party was called 
on by proclamation '' to answer to the Commonwealth^ as ac- 
cording to the said act and capias ought to have been done. 



(a) It seems generally agreed that, in favor of life, an outlawry of 
treason or felony might be avoided, by plea that the defendant was in 
prison, or in the King's service, beyond sea, &c, at the time*of the out- 
lawry pronounced against. But I take it to be generally agreed, that no 
outlawry for any other crime, (against a party rightly described) can be 
avoided by the plea of any matter of fact whatsoever. 2nd Hawkins's, 
PI. 460. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 389 

2ndly. — It does not appear that the capias was delivered to the 
Sheriff three months before the return thereof, as the said act re- 
quires ) it not being even returned that the proclamations were 
made by virtue of the capias. 

3rdly. — The said act and the capias order the Sheriff to make. 
proclamation, &c. ; but the Sheriff returns that he caused public 
proclamation to be made, &c. 

It does not appear that the Sheriff was present when the procla- 
mations were made. In many cases of a much inferior nature, 
the Sheriff's presence is indispensably necessary. 4 Bac. 441. 

4thly. — The act directs the proclamation in every Court of 
Quarter Sessions, &c ; but the Sheriff returns that it was made at 
two several Courts of Quarter Sessions, &c. 

5thly. — The act says proclamation shall be made for the party 
a to appear before the said Justices, at the said Supreme Court;" 
but the Sheriff returns that the party was called upon by procla- 
mation to appear at the Supreme Court 

Secondly. The Sheriff returns upon the capias that the party 
was called upon " to appear at the day and time within specified,"* 
which might be done by general reference in the proclamation to 
the writ, without expressly mentioning the day and year when the 
party ought to appear. The return ought expressly to mention 
the day and year; and no intendment, however strong, is sufficient 
to supply the defect. 2 Hales, P. &, 203, 460, 94 j 3 Bac. 
767 j 4 Burr, 2559.f 

Where life depends upon proclamations, there cannot be too 
much exactness required, in order that the party may have due 
notice. 

Thirdly. The Sheriff returns that he caused public proclamation 
to be made at two several Courts of General Sessions of the Peace, 
held at Newton, for the county of Bucks, &ca. 

This return is not sufficient. It was solemnly determined on 
repeated argument, and the most serious consideration by all the 
Judges in Wilkes's case, to which the Honorable the Judges of 



* The return (in the case of John Wilkes, Esquire) says— "I have caused 
public proclamation to be made, in manner and form as within I am com- 
manded," This is certainly too loose: The proclamations are not sufficiently 
set out for the court to judge whether they were properly made or not. I 
thought this error "fatal." — Lord Mansfield in Wilkes's case. And the 
error would have been "fatal," if proclamations had been necessary in 
that case ; but from the peculiar circumstances of it, they were not neces- 
sary. In Loan's case they are acknowledged to have been necessary. 

flf an outlawry be returned that the party was exacted (called) at three 
several times in the 10th year of James, and that he was a fourth time ex- 
acted on the twenty-fifth day of February, and did not appear, without men- 
tioning any year, and was a fifth time exacted such a day in March, in the 
tenth year of James, altho' it may be intended that he was a fourth time 
exacted in the tenth year of James, "yet the outlawry shall not be good by 
intendment," Hale and Roll, in the pages above cited. 



390 MINUTES OF THE 

the Supreme Court refer in their answer, that "from the Prece- 
dents, it appears that a series of judgments have required a technical 
form of words in the description of the County Court, at which an 
outlaw is exacted ; that after the words "at my County Court, 1 '' 
should be added the Name of the County, and after the word ''held" 
should be added the county of — (naming it.) In the return in the 
present case, the name of the county is not mentioned before the 
word "held." Lord Mansfield quoted several cases in which out- 
lawries had been reversed for this defect; and one of them was an 
outlaw for Murder. 

Upon the authority of these precedents, Mr. Wilkes's outlawry 
was reversed*, and they, together with the very remarkable judg- 
ment in his case> unite in proving the present outlawry to be erroneous, 
unless it is easier to take away the life of a citizen by outlawry in 
this State, than to inflict a lighter punishment by outlawry on a 
subject in England. 4 Burr 2563, &ca.. 

If precedents establish a form of words with so much force, 
tho' the Judges were clearly of opinion that they begun against 
law, reason and common sense, and that there was not a colour 
originally to hold these words to be necessary, and where the 
penalty is so far inferior, how much more ought they to be regard- 
ed, and how religiously ought the express injunctions of a law 
wisely and benevolently intended to guard against loose proceed- 
ings, to be revered when those proceedings are to condemn to 
death ? 

So critical have the Judges in England been with respect to 
outlawries, that we cannot find that the use of figures to denote 
time as in the return in the present case, has ever been allowed, 
and the difference of a single letter, as in this return, the writing 
" Doane" for "Doan" has been held a good objection for reversal. 
Style 182 334 ; Cro. Elizi 104 j Cro. Ja 576; 3 Bac. 767. 

Fourthly, It appears very doubtful whether the issuing a war- 
rant for the execution of Aaron Doan would be a regular proceed- 
ure, for these considerations : 

1st. Because there never has been u an instance in Pennsylvania 
of a person being executed upon outlawry by Judicial proceedings 
alone.'" 

2ndly. Because if the act for the advancement of justice, Sfca., 
is construed to mean the executing of a person thereon attainted 



*Lord Mansfield concluded his argument with saying, "I beg to be under- 
stood that I ground my opinion singly on the authority of the cases adjudged, 
which as they are on the favorable side in a criminal case highly penal, 
I think ought not to be departed from ; and, therefore, I am bound to say, 
that for want of these technical words, the outlawry ought to be reversed." 
The other three Judges spoke seriatem. and concurred with the Chief Jus- 
tice. 4 Burrows, 2565. In the same volume of Burtows' reports, page 2550, 
" If the Kings Council certify to him that there is error, he will not deny a 
writ of error." It is then from Justice. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 391 

by outlawry, it would be more sanguinary than the law then was 
in England, for the reasons given in the letter of Council to the 
Judges. 

Srdly. Because in such a mode of proceeding, life is made to de- 
pend not only on a supposition of the party's being guilty of the 
crime with which he is charged, but also on a supposition of his 
being exactly informed of the fact (the making of the proclama- 
tions) to which he is not privy, and of which he may be totally 
ignorant. Thus this mode of proceeding aims only at the destruc- 
tion of individuals, and, therefore, opposes that mild system of 
jurisprudence which the Constitution of this Commonwealth has 
adopted from principles that lead to a happy combination of hu- 
manity with legislation. 

4thly. Because it would weaken that security which the Consti- 
tution of the State appears to have intended for its citizens, being 
a dangerous mode of proceeding that, if admitted, ought to be regu- 
lated by the most exact cautions, as a precedent of this kind 
established in time of tranquility, may become a very destructive 
engine of policy in times less peaceful. 

5thly. Because it is unnecessary, as the penalties expressly men- 
tioned in the act — ■" forfeiture of lands and tenements, goods and 
chatties " — might be judged by the Legislature a sufficient punish- 
ment, unless the guilt be proved in the usual manner. 

6thly. Because the act in several foregoing parts of it, having 
mentioned many capital offences, and the punishments to be inflict- 
ed on the criminals who committed them, the words which have 
been quoted in the answer of the Judges, as extending the penalty 
in outlawries beyond forfeiture of lands and tenements, goods and 
chattels*, may receive a reasonable construction by being restrained 
to such criminals as had been mentioned in the act before it takes 
notice of outlawries, and also should be prosecuted and tried ; the 
whole clause taken together strongly implying an exclusion of out- 
laws as having escaped from prosecution and trial, and such con- 
struction is recommended, according to the excellent and well known 
maxim of law, by its operating in favor of life. 

The words of the act for the advancement of justice, &ca., sec- 
tion the 1 7th, relating to outlawries, upon which this outlawry is 
founded, are these : " And be it further enacted by the authority 
aforesaid, that if any person or persons who have been indicted or 
appealed, or hereafter shall be indicted or appealed, for any of the 
said crimes, did not, or will not appear to answer such indictment 
or appeal, the Justices before whom the same hath been, or shall be 
taken, shall award a writ called capias, against every such offender, 
directed to the Sheriff of the county where the party indicted or 
appealed are by such indictment or appeal supposed to be conver- 
sant, or in habit returnable before the justices of that Court where 
such party is, or shall be so indicted or appealed at the Supreme or 
Provincial Court next after the taking of such indictment or ap- 



392 MINUTES OF THE 

peal, by which writ of capias the same Sheriff shall be command- 
ed to take body of him or them so indicted or appealed, if be or 
they can be found in his bailiwick ; and if he or they cannot be 
found, the Sheriff shall make proclamation in every Court of Quar- 
ter Sessions which shall be held for the said county where the said 
party indicted or appealed is supposed to inhabit or be conversant, 
as aforesaid. That he or they being so indicted or appealed, shall 
appear be/ore the said Justices, at the said Supreme Court, on the 
day of the return of the said writ of capias, to answer our Lord 
the King, or to the party of the treason, felony, or trespass, whereof 
he or they are so indicted or appealed, which writ shall be delivered 
to the said Sheriff or Sheriffs, three months before the return there- 
of; after which writ of capias so served and returned, if he who 
is so indicted or appealed come not at the said day of return of the 
said capias, and yield his body to the Sheriff, he shall be by the 
Justices of the said Supreme Court, pronounced outlawed, and 
attainted of the crime whereof he is so indicted or appealed as 
aforesaid,* and from that time shall forfeit and lose all his lands and 
tenements, goods and chatties ; which forfeiture, and all other 
forfeitures expressed or implied by the said judgments, to be given 
upon the said capital offences mentioned in this act } after such 
criminal's just debts and reasonable charges of their maintenance 
in prison are deducted, shall go one half to the Governor for the 
time being, towards support of this Government, and for defraying 
the charges of prosecution, trial, and execution of such criminals; 
and the other half, or residue, shall go to such criminal's wife and 
children, equally j but if he leaves no wife or children, then to the 
next of his kindred, not descending lower than the second degree, 
to be claimed within three years after the death of such criminals, 
otherwise the same shall go to the Governor, as aforesaid, any law 
or usage to the contrary notwithstanding.-" 

From the foregoing words, it appears that the forfeiture of lands 
and tenements, goods and chatties, takes place on outlawry in the 
case of ''trespass/' as well as on outlawry in the case of " treason 
or felony. 1 ' If, then, the words, li which forfeiture/' are to be 
coupled with the word execution, the construction will extend too 
far, and reach to outlawry in cases of trespass, which cannot be ad- 
mitted. Of consequence, the words, which forfeiture, relating 
to trespass as well as to treason and felony, must have been in- 
tended by the Legislature to be construed distinctly throughout 
the following part of the clause from the words other forfeitures, 
expressed or implied by the said judgments, to be given upon the 
said capital offences mentioned in this act, &ca., and to go, &ca., 
towards support of government, and for defraying the charges of 
prosecution, trial and execution of such criminals, &ca.; for there 

* In the record of this law there is no stop between the word " aforesaid'* 
and the word "and." 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 393 

was no execution for outlawry in the case of trespass, and yet the 
same form of words appropriates the forfeiture in the same manner 
on outlawries in the cases of treason, felony or trespass. The words, 
said capital cases, make no separation between "treason, trespass 
or felony;" as to outlawries. These words refer plainly to other 
forfeitures and judgments 1 ' than those on outlawry, which other 
forfeitures and judgments had been before mentioned in the act, in 
several sections preceding that which treats of outlawry. The 
" other forfeitures'' referred to, actually depend on the offences 
being capital. The " forfeiture on outlawry" does not. Therefore, 
the words, "which forfeiture/' and the word "execution/' can- 
not be relied on to prove that the Legislature meant that the pen- 
alty on outlawry, in cases of felony, should exceed that expressly 
, mentioned, to wit : " Forfeiture of lands and tenements, goods and 
chatties." If that was the meaning of the Legislature, it is too 
obscurely declared to take away life. It may also be concluded, 
reasonably, that if such had been their intention, they would have 
directed in what county the party is to be executed. Where the 
offence is charged to be committed, the indictment is found, and 
the proclamations are made in one county, and he is outlawed in 
another , which is the present case. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, March 30th, 1785. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

Stephen Balliet, John Neville, "| 

John Whitehill, Charles Biddle, and ! ™ 

John Boyd, James McLene, f ^ S( i uires - 

Jonathan Hoge, J 

The petition of William Pollard was read. 

The petition of James Mease, inclosing his accounts for money 
loaned to the State, and for his attendance in the Council of Safety 
in 1775 and 1776 — 328 days — and praying payment thereof, was 
read. 

James Snodgrass, Timothy Taylor and James Gregg, attended in 
Council, and were heard upon their several claims to the reward of 
one hundred pounds offered by Council for apprehending and se- 
curing Solomon Vickars, lately convicted of a robbery of the Trea- 
sury of the county of Bucks ; when an order was taken that the 
sum of eighty pounds be given to James Snodgrass and John Bice, 



394 MINUTES OF THE 

and that the remaining twenty pounds be given to Timothy Taylor 
and James Gregg. 

Ordered, That Caleb Davis, Esquire, Prothonotary of the county 
of Chester, be directed to attend Council forthwith. 

Ordered, That David Kennedy, Esquire, be desired to deliver 
to John Lukens, Esquire, Surveyor General, all the papers re- 
ceived from the State of Virginia relative to claims made by per- 
sons under the authority of that State, who, by the determination 
of the south-western limits, have now fallen under the jurisdiction 
of this Commonwealth, and that Mr. Kennedy take a receipt de* 
scriptive of each paper. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, March 31st, 1785. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

John Boyd, James McLene, "J 

Stephen Balliet, John Neville, and I -™ 

Jonathan Hoge, Charles Biddle, ^squires. 

John Whitehall, j 

The Comptroller General's report upon the accounts of Elijah 
Hunt, private of Captain Robinson's company, and late a prisoner 
with the Indians, was read and approved, and an order drawn in 
his favor for four months' pay. Certificates to issue for the re- 
mainder. 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the accounts of John 
Neely, Serjeant, and George Bailey, private of Captain Thomas 
Kemplin's Ranging company, from 1779 to 1782, were read and 
approved. 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the accounts of Arthur 
St. Clair, City Auctioneer, his quarterly account of monies due to 
the State upon the sales made by him, and of Doctor James David- 
son, for medicine, attendance, &ca., for two men of Major James 
Moore's late State corps, were read and approved, and an order 
drawn in favor of the latter for the sum of four pounds fifteen shil- 
lings. 

The following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, vizt : 

In favor of the Honorable James McLene, Esquire, for the sum 
of fifty-nine pounds twelve shillings and six pence specie, due to 
him for attendance at this Board until the first day of April, 1785, 
and his mileage. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 395 

Ie favor of the Honorable Stephen Balliet, Esquire, for the sum 
of twenty-seven pounds two shillings and six pence, for his attend- 
ance as Councillor untill this day inclusively. 

In favor of Frederick Sneider, for the sum of fifteen pounds ten 
shillings, as Door-keeper untill this day inclusively. 

In favor of Griffith Owen, for the sum of twenty pounds specie, 
for keeping the State House clock in repair for one year, ending 
the fourth instant. 

The Sheriff of the city and county of Philadelphia attending in 
Council, agreeably to the notice of yesterday, the President de- 
clared the sense of this Board with respect to the vigilance which 
he ought to give to the securing the prisoners (generally) under 
his care, and the extraordinary attention with which it became him 
to guard against the escape of Charles Julian De Longchamps and 
Aaron Doan. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of James Pear- 
son, for the sum of two hundred pounds specie towards repairing 
the State House; for which sum he is to account, according to reso- 
lutions of Assembly dated the twenty-second of September, 1784, 
and twenty-second day of February, 1785. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, April 1st, 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
John Boyd, James McLene, "^ 

Stephen Balliet, John Neville, and I ™ 

Jonathan Hoge, Charles Biddle, f " 

John Whitehill, J 

The accounts of William Holliday, Paymaster of the Bedford 
county militia, were read and approved. 

The accounts of George Smith, Esquire, late Agent of Confisca- 
ted Estates in the county of Philadelphia, read and approved on 
the twenty-fourth of November, 1784, was again read, and an or- 
der taken that the Treasurer be directed to pay him the sum of 
fifteen pounds fourteen shillings and nine pence State money, ac- 
cording to resolution of the General Assembly dated the sixteenth 
day of December, 1784. 

The petition of William Hooker Smith, with the several papers 
accompanying it, was referred to the Comptroller General, who was 
desired to report how far the pretensions of Doctor Smith are 
founded upon the resolves of Congress and laws of the State. 



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A letter from Colonel Johnston was read, and referred to the 
Board of Property. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Colonel 
James Mercer, for the sum of fifty-nine pounds and four pence 
specie, in full for the services of the said Colonel Mercer and 
others, militia officers of Lancaster county, in Colonel Stewart's 
battalion, in the years 1777, 1778 and 1779, agreeably to the 
Comptroller General's report, to be paid out of the militia fines of 
Lancaster county arising from the delinquencies which took place 
during those years. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, April 2nd, 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
John Boyd, John Whitehill, 

John M'Dowell, James McLene, 

Stephen Balliot, John Neville, and 

Jonathan Hoge, Charles Biddle. 

Council taking into consideration the appointment of a Presi- 
dent of the Courts of Common Pleas and General Quarter Ses- 
sions of the Peace for the county of Dauphine, Timothy Green, 
Esquire, was appointed. 

Agreeably to the order of yesterday, the Comptroller General re- 
ported upon the claims of William Hooker Smith, stating that 
agreeably to the laws of the State the depreciation of the pay of 
Doctor Smith caunot be allowed, but if provided for at all, it is by 
act of Assembly of the first day of October, 1781, upon which 
after investigating the act referred to, Council are of opinion that 
the claims of the said William Hooker Smith cannot be admitted. 
The Comptroller General's reports upon the accounts of Lieu- 
tenant Colonel Solomon Bush, for a saddle, bridle, pistols, &c, lost 
in an action with the enemy. 

Of Andrew McDowell, (of the Pennsylvania line,) for eighteen 
months' pay. 

Of William Graham, Officer of Excise for the county of West- 
moreland. 

And of Thomas Hewitt, Officer of Excise for the county of North- 
umberland, were read and approved. 

William Montgomery, Esquire, was appointed a Justice of the 
Peace for the county of Northumberland, upon a return made ac- 
cording to law for the district of Mahoning township. 

Note. — That Mr. Montgomery was also appointed a Justice of 
the Common Pleas for the said county. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 397 

Council taking into consideration an act of the General Assem- 
bly intituled " An Act to authorize and direct the, immediate pay- 
ment of the sum of fifteen thousand pounds sterling to the devisees 
and legatees of Thomas Penn and Richard Penn, & to the widow 
and relict of the said Thomas Penn, being the first yearly payment 
directed to be paid to them by an act of Assembly of this Com- 
monwealth intituled l An Act for vesting the estate of the late 
proprietaries of Pennsylvania in the Commonwealth/ " 

Ordered, That the following notice be inserted in three of the 
weekly newspapers of Philadelphia for three weeks successively : 

Whereas, In and by an act of General Assembly of this Com- 
monwealth, intituled " An Act for vesting the estate of the late 
proprietaries of Pennsylvania in the Commonwealth," passed on 
the twenty -seventh day of November, which was in the year of our 
Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine, it was, for the 
consideration therein mentioned, enacted and provided " that the 
sum of one hundred and thirty thousand pounds # sterling, money 
of Great Britain, should be paid out of the Treasury of this Com- 
monwealth to the heirs and devisees of Thomas and Richard Penn, 
late proprietaries of Pennsylvania respectively, and to the widow 
of Thomas Penn, in such proportions as should hereafter by the 
Legislature be deemed equitable and just, upon a full investigation 
of their claims respectively, but that no part of the said sum of 
one hundred and thirty thousand pounds should be paid as afore- 
said, within less than one year after the termination of the war 
between the United States of America and Great Britain; nor more 
than twenty thousand pounds sterling, nor less than fifteen thousand 
pounds sterling thereof, should be paid or payable in any one year, 
until the whole sum should be discharg d, and that the first annual 
payment thereof should be made at the expiration of one year after 
the termination of the war: 

And whereas, In and by an act of General Assembly intituled 
" An Act to authorize and direct the immediate payment of the 
sum of fifteen thousand pounds sterling, to the devisees and lega- 
tees of Thomas and Richard Penn, and to the widow and relict of 
Thomas Penn,. being the first yearly payment directed to be paid 
to them by an act of the General Assembly of this Commonwealth 
intituled ' An Act for vesting the estate of the late proprietaries 
in the Commonwealth,' passed the tenth day of February last, it 
is enacted that the sum of fifteen thousand pounds sterling, money 
of Great Britain, be immediately paid, as by the act first recited is 
directed, on warrant or warrants for the same, signed by the Presi- 
dent or Vice President in Council, on the Treasurer of this State, 
such warrant to be first entered in the office of the Comptroller 
General, and to be made payable to the person or persons who shall 
be legally empowered to receive and give a proper acquittance for 
the same; and if any controversy shall arise among and between 
the several claimants thereof, the President or Vice President in 



398 MINUTES OF THE 

Council shall and may at their discretion, nevertheless, proceed to 
pay the said sum of fifteen thousand pounds sterling, to and amongst 
the representatives of the said Thomas Penn and Richard Penn, 
and the widow of the said Thomas Penn, as aforesaid, or such of 
them as shall chuse to receive the same, taking security, neverthe- 
less, if the Supreme Executive Council shall deem it necessary, 
that the monies so paid shall be justly and fairly distributed and 
applied according to the true intent and meaning of the act first 
before recited. " Noiv, in pursuance of the said last recited act, 
the persons intituled to receive the said sum of fifteen thousand 
pounds sterling, are hereby called upon to appear before the Su- 
preme Executive Council in person, or by his or her attorney or 
attornies, in order to receive the same. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, April 4th, 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
John Boyd, John Whitehill, 

John McDowell, James McLene, and Lpsauires 

Stephen Balliot, Charles Biddle, ( ' 

Jonathan Hoge, 

Mr. Biddle was named to attend the President at the Board of 
Property, which sits this day. 

A letter from David Mead, Esquire, with its inclosures, upon the 
subject of some late outrages committed at Wioming by the claim- 
ants under Connecticut, was read, and transmitted to the House. 



The Council met. 

Tuesday, April 5th, 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
John Boyd, John Whitehill, 

John McDowell, James McLene, and 

Stephen Balliot, Charles Biddle, 

Jonathan Hoge, 

A letter from the Commissioners (from the States of Maryland 
and Virginia) for opening the river Powtowraack ; was read, and an 



Esquires, 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 399 

order taken that it be communicated to the House ; upon which 
the following letter was transmitted to the Hon'ble the Speaker of 
the General Assembly : • 

In Council, Philadelphia, April 5th, 1785. 

Sir : — We have this day received the inclosed letter from the 
Commissioners of the States of Maryland and Virginia, which we 
think should be immediately communicated to the General As- 
sembly. I am, sir, with great respect, 

Your most obedient and humble servant, 

JOHN DICKINSON. 
The Honorable the Speaker. 

Captain Boyd was appointed to attend the Board of Property, in 
the room of Captain Biddle, whose attendance upon public busi- 
ness of another nature was required by a committee of the House. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 6th, 1785. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

John Boyd, Charles Biddle, ") 

John McDowell, John Whitehill, and [ ™ 

Stephen Balliot, James McLene, ( ^ 

Jonathan Hoge, J 

A letter from the Honorable John Jay, Esquire, inclosing copy of 
a letter from the Honorable John Adams. Esquire, upon the subject of 
conferring holy orders agreeably to the principles of the Church of 
England, was read, and an order taken that it be communicated to 
the Reverend Doctor William White. 

James Milligan, Esquire, was advised that the gentleman lately 
named by him as additional Commissioner of Accounts for this 
Commonwealth, agreeably to a resolve of Congress, was approven 
by the Legislature and Executive, and that his immediate attend- 
ance on that business was required by the latter. 

A draft of a letter to the Minister of the United Netherlands, 
was read and approved. 

Andrew Porter, Esquire, was appointed a Commissioner for run- 
ning the northern line of this State, in conjunction with David 
Rittenhouse, Esquire, agreeably to the late law made for that pur- 
pose. 



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The Council met. 



Philadelphia, Thursday, April 7th, 1785. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Yice President. 

John Boyd, Charles Biddle, "^ 

John McDowell, John Whitehill, and I -p, 

Jonathan Hoge, James McLene, j ^ 

Stephen Balliot, J 

Council came to the appointment of a President of the Courts of 
Common Pleas and General Quarter Sessions of the Peace for the 
county of Northumberland, and the votes being taken, William 
Montgomery, Esquire, was appointed. 

Colonel Porter's return of stores on hand, and resignation of his 
appointment as Commissary to the Commissioners for running the 
south-western boundary of the State, was read, and the latter ac- 
cepted. 

A letter was written to the Recorder of Lancaster county, di- 
recting that it be required of the Lieutenant of the said county to 
give security for the faithful performance of his several duties in 
the sum of two thousand pounds. 

William Graham was appointed Collector of Excise for the 
counties of Westmoreland and Washington and Fayette. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Lewis Weiss, 
for the sum of fifteen shillings specie, for translating a memorial 
from the Minister of France to Congress, by order of this Board. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Melchoir 
Steiner, for the sum of six pounds, in full of his account for print- 
ing 1500 copies of the resolution of Congress of the seventeenth 
day of March, 1785. 

By order of this Board, John Glonningher, Esquire, was appointed 
Lieutenant of the county of Dauphine. 

An order for twenty-two pounds ten shillings specie, was drawn 
in favor of Colonel Francis Johnstone, for the purpose of paying 
for two rifles, purchased by him for the use of Captain Aaron Hill, 
a Mohock Chief, and Captain O'Heil, of the Seneca nation, agreea- 
bly to the contract made by the late Indian Commissioners from 
this State. 

Colonel Abraham Smith was appointed Lieutenant of the county 
of Franklin. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL 401 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, April 8th, 1785. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

John Boyd, James McLene, ^| 

Stephen Balliot, John Neville, and I™ • 

Jonathan Hose, Charles Biddle, | 

John Whitehill, J 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the following accounts, 
were read and approved, vizt : 

Of Colonel Abraham Smith, Lieutenant of Cumberland county, 
from the first day of April, 1783, to the first of April, 1785. 

Of Lieutenant Colonel James Johnston, of the field and staff of 
his battalion, from the 28th of July to the 17th of September, 
1781. 

Of Captain John Jordan's company # of Cumberland militia, from 
the 10th of April to the 14th of June, 1781. 

Of Major John Elliott, Quarter Master, Thomas Beale, and Cap- 
tain James HarreFs company of militia of Cumberland county, from 
10th of April to 14th of June, 1781, and of the same company 
from the 15th to the 25th of August, 1782. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Colonel 
Abraham Smith, upon the above mentioned settlement, for the 
sum of one hundred, and eighty-three pounds sixteen shillings and 
three pence half penny specie, (the ballance of his account,) to be 
paid out of the militia fines of the county of Cumberland. 

"A letter from Thomas B. Bowen and Erkuriu's Beatty, Esquires, 
advising Council that they have so nearly delivered the certificates 
of final settlements to the officers and soldiers of the Pennsylvania 
line, as to be ready to make a deposit of their books, vouchers, 
&ca., agreeably to the resolution of Congress of the third of No- 
vember, 1783, was read, and an order taken that they be iajtructed 
to deliver them to the Comptroller General of the accounts of this 
Commonwealth/ 7 

Council taking into consideration the propriety of erecting a 
building for the purpose of covering the cannon and other parts of 
State ordinance from the injuries of the weather, &ca., &ca., an 
order was taken that Mr. Commissary Stiles be instructed to erect 
a frame building, not exceeding eighty feet in length and eighteen 
feet in breadth, upon the lot of public ground bounded by the 
- — ■ — street from Delaware. 
VOL. XIV.—- 26. 



402 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 



Philadelphia, Saturday, April 9th, 1785. 
present: 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Enquire, Vice President. 
John Boyd, James McLene, *1 

Stephen Balliet, John Neville, and ! ™ 

Jonathan Hoge, Charles Biddle, j ^ 

John Whitehall, J 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the accounts of James 
McClellan. for pack horse services in 1782, was read and approved. 
An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Thomas 
Paine, Esquire, for the sum of five hundred pounds specie, agreea- 
bly to a law passed during the late session of Assembly, bearing 
date the fifth instant. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, April 11th, 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine Esquire, Vice President, 
John Boyd, James McLene, j 

Stephen Balliet, John Neville, and I ™ 

Jonathan Hoge, Charles Biddle, p s q uire S- 

John Whitehill, J 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Thomas 
Bowen and George Bush, for Erkurius Beatty, for two hundred 
and eighty pounds three shillings and five pence, according to the 
resolutiro of the General Assembly of the sixth instant. 

Council taking into consideration the resolution of the General 
Assembly of the twenty eighth day of August, 1783, and the re- 
port of the Commissioners for determining the boundary between 
this Commonwealth and the State of Virginia, of the eighteenth of 
November last, and that the southern boundary of Pennsylvania is 
now ascertained; thereupon, 

Resolved, That Doctor John Ewing, and Thomas Hutchins, Es- 
quire, be appointed Commissioners to run and mark the boundary 
of this Commonwealth from the south-western corner thereof to the 
north-west corner of the same. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 403 

Stephen Porter, Esquire, was appointed Commissary to the Com- 
missioners above mentioned, and an order was drawn upon the 
Treasurer in favor of the said Stephen Porter, for the sum of one 
hundred pounds specie, to enable him to make the necessary pur- 
chases for their accommodation, upon the following estimate of ne- 
cessaries for the Commissioners for running the western boundary 
of Penn'a : 60 gallons spirits, 20 do. brandy, 40 do. Madeira wine, 
200 lb. loaf sugar, a small keg lime juice, 6 lb. tea, 20 lb. cof- 
fee, 30 lb. chocolate, pepper, &ca., 8 bushels salt, 4 tinn mugs, 1 
coffee mill, 1 frying pan, 6 boiling kettles, 1 candlestick, 1 pair 
snuffers, and 2 Ian thorns, 1 sett of knives and forks, [tea cups, 
saucers, glasses, tumblers, bowls, dishes, plates, tins, spoons, and 
basons, £$ ;] 1 piece of sail duck, 1 horseman's tent, 20 lb. 
of Scotch barley, 1 camp table, J ream paper, 50 quills, 3 pen- 
knives, 3 sticks of sealing wax, 3 dozen pencils, 1 box wafers, 2 
papers of ink powder, 2 ink-holders, 1 dozen memorandum books, 
bell collars and bells, coarse linnen for pack- saddle padds, cart 
whips, 1 matrass and pillow, 3 blankets, nails, cheese, fathoms of 
2 inch rope for packing, 1 tea kettle, pairs of horse shoes, baggs, 
towells, 4 round and 2 square, 50 lb. candles. 

Council taking into consideration the act of Assembly of' the 
fourth instant, intitled " An Act to declare and establish the right 
of the Supreme Executive Council of this Commonwealth to ap- 
point all officers, civil and military, excepting in the cases reserved 
by the Constitution to the General Assembly and the people, &ca., 
&ca., came into the following appointments: 

John Nicholson, Esquire, Comptroller General of Accounts for 
this Commonwealth ; Francis Gurney, Samuel Caldwell, Thomas 
Pryor, George Ord, Nathaniel Falconer, John Hazlewood, and Jo- 
seph Bullock, Esquires, Wardens of the Port; John Baynton, 
Tonnage Officer in the room of Jacob Samuel Howell, whose resig- 
nation was this day accepted ; Sharp Delany, Esquire, Collector of 
Excise ; Arthur St. Clair, Esquire, Auctioneer for the city of Phila- 
delphia; Alexander Boyd, Esquire, Auctioneer for the district of 
the Northern Liberties; and John Mease, Esquire, Auctioneer for 
the district of Southwark ; Edward Bartholomew, Esquire, Col- 
lector of Excise for the city and county of Philadelphia; and Nicho- 
las Brosius, Esquire, Collector of Excise for the county of Berks ; 
and Joseph Stiles, Esquire, Superintendant of the powder maga- 
zine ; and John Jones, Esquire, Health Officer for this State. 

An order was taken that the Collector of Imposts, the Wardens 
of the Port, and the Naval officers, be desired to meet as eaFly as 
possible, and make choice of a convenient place for holding their 
respective offices, agreeably to the law made for that purpose, and 
that they make report of their determination as soon as possible. 



404 MINUTES OP THE 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, April 12th, 1785, 

PRESENT I 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 
John McDowell, John Whitehill, 

Stephen Balliet, James McLcne, 

Jonathan Hoge, John Neville, and 

John Boyd, Charles Biddle. 

A letter from Monsieur Marbois, was received and read. 

A letter to Sharp Delany, Esquire, Collector of Imposts, wa$ 
read and adopted. 



The Council met. 



Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 13th, 1785. 
present : 



Esquires. 



The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 
John Neville, James McLene, 

John McDowell, John Boyd, and 

Stephen Balliet, Charles Biddle, 

Jonathan Hoge, 

A petition from Jacob Livergood, (convicted of forgery,) pray- 
ing a remission of his punishment, was read and rejected. 

The fine of ten pounds specie, adjudged to be paid to the use of 
the State by John Singer, of Berks county, convicted of having 
kept a tippling house, was remitted, upon the recommendation of 
the Justices of the sai'd county. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, April 14th, 1785. 
present : 
The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

John McDowell, Stephen Balliet, ^ 

John Boyd, James McLene, and i™ . 

Jonathau Hoge, Charles Biddle, \ ^ 

John Neville, J 

An order wafi drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Hono- 
rable John Whitehill; Esquire, for the sum of thirty-nine pounds 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 405 

fifteen shillings epecie, in full for his pay as Councillor untill this 
day, inclusively, and his mileage. 

A letter from John Jay, Esquire, inclosing a copy of the state 
of the duties payable by vessels of the United States of America, 
in the ports of Marseilles, Bayrane, L'Orient, and Dunkirk, was 
read. 

Letters were sent to Sharp Delany, and Edward Bartholomew, 
Esquires, urging them to the immediate collection of all the ar- 
rearages due to their respective offices. 

A letter from Samuel Smith, Juuior, giving information of an 
escheat to the Commonwealth, and a petition from sundry inhabi- 
tants of the township of Richland and county of Bucks, (which it 
inclosed,) were read. 

John Story, Esquire, additional Commissioner of Accounts, for 
the State of Pennsylvania, attending in Council, took the oaths of 
qualification prescribed by the act of Assembly intitled " Act for" 
the settlement of the public accounts. " 



The Council met 

Philadelphia, Friday, April 15th, 1785. 

present : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Vice President. 

Charles Biddle, John Neville, ") 

Stephen Balliet, John Boyd, ' J™ 

Jonathan Hoge, John McDowell, j " 

James McLene^, J 

The petition of John Besler, convicted of a theft at the January 
sessions of the City Court, was read, and an order taken that the 
fine adjudged to be paid by him to the use of the State, be remit- 
ted. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honor- 
able John Neville, for the sum of thirty-five pounds specie, due to 
him as Councillor to the sixteenth instant. 

A certificate was given, by the Secretary, upon the order of Coun- 
cil, that Mr. Holker of this city, late Consul General and Agent 
of the Marine of France, was recognized as such by the Supreme 
Executive authority of this Commonwealth. 



406 MINUTES OF THE 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, April 16th, 1785. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

Charles Biddle, John Neville, 

Stephen Balliet, John Boyd, and 

Jonathan Hoge, John M'Dowell. 
James McLene, 

The Collector of Imposts, the Wardens of the Port, and the 
Naval Officer, made leport of their choice of convenient place for 
the holding their respective offices, which being read, was approved 
by Council. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Hannah 
Neville, for the sum of thirty pounds, agreeably to a resolution of 
Assembly of the eighth instant. 

Two orders were drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Captain 
James Pearson: The one for thirty pounds specie, for the improve- 
ment of the State House lot, according to resolutions of Assembly 
dated the twenty-second day of September, 1784, and twenty-se- 
cond day of February, 1785. And the other for the sum of one 
hundred pounds specie, for the repairs of the public buildings 
thereon, agreeably to certain acts of Assembly dated the twentieth 
of February, 1735-6, and fourteenth of May, 1762, and a resolu- 
tion of Assembly dated the twenty-fifth of September, 1783. 

A letter from Charles Thomson, Esquire, with its inclosures, 
vizt : An ordinance of Congress for raising troops ; and a resolu- 
tion ascertaining the duties of their Secretary, was read. 

The Comptroller General's reports in favor of the following offi- 
cers and soldiers, were read and approved, and an order drawn for 
the interest due to each on the tenth day of April, 1782, as com- 
puted by him, to be paid out of the monies arising from the excise 
.appropriated for the discharge of interest due upon depreciation 
certificates, vizt ; 

Interest. 
John Stead, late a private of the eleventh regiment, 4 9 4 

John Purcell, do. do. do., 5 8 4 

Christian lloads, Matross of Artillery Artificers, 5 14 11 

Captain Stephen Beasly, late of the navy, 2 16 2 

Captain Nathan Boys, late of do., 2 18 9 

Captain John Nice, of the sixth regiment, 2 7 7 

Lieutenant Francis White, of the first regiment, 2 12 2 

Philip Olkes, private of the sixth do , 3 6 10 



4 16 


5 


36 7 


9 


10 


5 


89 14 


5 


10 


2 


5 2 


9 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 407 

Interest. 
Widow and child of Peter Williams, private of the 

fifth regiment, deceased, 9 3 

The estate of Joseph Vernon, private of the sixth re- 
giment, deceased, 
Commodore John Hazlewood, of the State Navy, 
Charles Gard, late a private of the fifth regiment, 
Alexander McCaracher, Ass. Com'y Gen'l Hospital, 
John Dunwoody, late of the Flying Camp, 
Lieutenant Joseph Collier, of the first regiment, 
Estate of Thomas Bacchus, late private of the third 

regiment, 5 9 4 

Estate of the widow of the late Lieutenant John Ca- 

rothers, of the twelfth do., 3 4 6 

Widow and children of Abraham Dorland, late private 

of the nioth regiment, dee'd, 3 18 5 

Estate of Captain William Miller, late of the seventh 

regiment, dee'd, 19 19 4 

George Vearhouse, late Matross of Artillery Artifi- 
cers, 
Estate of John Carr, of the third regiment, deceased, 
Estate of James Burke, deceased, private of the 

eleventh regiment, 
William Richey, Ensign late of the Flying Camp, 
Abraham DehufFe, Esquire, late Captain of Atlee's, 
Isaac Davis, private of the sixth regiment, 
Patrick Fotherell, Matross of Artillery Artificers, 
Charles Right, of Chester county militia, 
Estate of John llaly, late private of the sixth regi- 
ment, 4 18 6 
James Stephens, late a second Lieutenant of the 

navy, 4 18 3 

Estate of Jacob Lutz, private of the eleventh regi- 
ment, deceased, 4 19 7 
Peter Reed, late private of the fifth regiment, 12 3 
Estate of William Lyons, late private of the fourth 

regiment, • 5 11 

Josiah Wilson, Sergeaht of Invalids, 7 11 7 

Estate of Edward McDaniel, private of Invalids' regi- 
ment, 5 2 
Captain Conrad Snyder, late of the Flying Camp, 9 3 5' 
Estate of Isaac White, late private of Hazen's regi- 
ment, 5 10 1 
Estate of John Scriver, late private of Invalids' regi- 
ment, 6 9 9 
William Nowland, private of Invalids. 2 15 1 
Captain John Christie, of the fifth regiment, 6 6 2 



6 


7 


8 


3 


10 


5 


5 


5 


1 


3 


3 


9 


10 


16 




3 


13 


1 


4 


14 10 


1 


3 


11 



408 



MINUTES OF THE 



The Comptroller General's reports in favor of the following offi- 
cers aud soldiers, were read and approved, and an order drawn for 
the interest due to each nn the tenth day of April, 1783, as com- 
puted by him, to be paid out of the monies arising from the excise 
appropriated for the discharge of interest due upon depreciation 
certificates, vizt : 

John Stead, late private of the eleventh regiment, 

John Purcell, do. of do. do., 

Christian Roads, Matross of Artillery Artificers, 

Christopher Hockerman, private of tho fourth regi- 
ment, 

Captain Stephen Beasly, late of the navy. 

Captain Nathan Boys, late of do., 

Captain John Nice, of the sixth regiment, 

Lieutenant Francis White, of the first do., 

Philip Olkes, private of the sixth regiment, 

Widow and child of Peter Williams, private of the 
fifth do., 

Estate of Joseph Vernon, private of the sixth regi- 
ment, deceased, 

Commodore John Hazlewood, of the State Navy, 

Charles Gard, late a private of the fifth regiment, 

Alexander McCaracher, Ass. Com'y Gen'l Hosp'l, 

John Dunwoody, late of the Flying Camp, 

Lieutenant. Joseph ('oilier, of the first regiment, 

Estate of Thomas Bachus, late private of the third re- 
giment, deceased, 

Estate of the widow of the late Lieutenant John Caro- 
thers, deceased, of the twelfth reg't, 

Widow and children of Abraham Dorland, late private 
of the ninth regiment, dee'd, 

Estate of Captain William Miller, late of the seventh 
regiment, deceased, 

George Vearhouse, late Matross of Artillery Artifi- 
cers, 

Estate of John Carr, of the third regiment, deceased, 

Martin Dull I, private of the second do., 

Adolph Crueellius, Trumpet Major of Colonel Lee's 
Legion, 

Estate of James Burke, deceased, late private of the 
eleventh reg't, 

William llichey, Ensign, late of the Flying Camp, 

Abraham Dchaff, Esquire, hite Captain of Atlees, 

Isaac Davis, private of the sixth regiment, 

Patrick Fotherell, late a Matross of Artillery Artifi- 
cers, 

Charles Wright, of Chester county militia, 



Interest. 

4 9 4 

5 8 4 
5 14 11 


4 19 
2 16 

2 18 
2 7 

2 12 

3 6 




2 
9 
7 
2 
10 


9 


3 


4 16 
36 7 

10 

39 14 

10 

5 2 


5 

9 
5 

5 
2 

9 


5 9 


4 


3 4 


6 


3 18 


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SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 409 

Interest. 

Estate of John Haley, private of the sixth regiment, 

deceased, 4 18 6 

JTanies Stephens, late a second Lieutenant of the 
navy, 

Estate of Jacob Lute, private of the eleventh regi- 
ment, deceased, 

Peter Reed, late private of the fifth regiment, 

Henry Vanderslice, late Corporal of the fifth regi- 
ment, 

Samuel Culbertson, late Captain of Flying Camp, 

John Light, Corporal, 

Thomas Kelly, Dragoon, 

Estate of William Lyons, late private of the fourth 
regiment, deceased, 

James Hall, late private of the fifth regiment, 

Thomas Wylie, Captain of Artillery Artificers, 

Josiah Wilson, Serjeant of Invalids, 

Andrew Caldwell, Mate of the general hospital, 

Estate of Edward McDaniel, private of Invalid regi- 
ment, 

Captain Conrad Snyder, late of the Flying Camp, 

Estate of Isaac White, late private of Hazen's regi- 
ment, 

Estate of John Scriver, late private of Invalids regi- 
ment,* ' 

William Nowland, private of Invalids, 

Captain John Christie, of the fifth regiment, 
do. do. do., 

Lieutenant Edward Hovendon, of the sixth regiment, 

Lieutenant Benjamin Lodge, of the sixth regiment, 

Lieutenant Andrew Lytle, of the fifth do., 

Captain Robert Wilkin, of the sixth do., 

Lieutenant Edward Spear, 

The Comptroller General's reports in favor of the following offi- 
cers and soldiers, were read and approved, and an order drawn for 
the interest due to each on the tenth day of April, 1784, as com- 
puted by him, to be paid out of the monies arising from the excise 
appropriated for the discharge of interest due upon depreciation 
certificates, vizt : 

Interest. 
Jonathan Adams, Dragoon of Cavalry, 3 13 

Captain William Gray, of the fourth regiment, 6 4 

Godfrey Dering, private of the second regiment, 3 5 8 

Doctor Bedford Williams, 31 6 2 

Captain. George McCully, of the third regiment, 13 1 7 

Captain Ebenezer Carson, of the tenth regiment, 17 17 1 



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410 



MINUTES OF THE 



Gibb Jones, of Artillery, 

Estate of Doctor G. H. Henderson, late of general 

hospital, 
Lieutenant George North, of the fifth regiment, 
Lieutenant William Murren, of the second regiment, 
Colonel Caleb North, of do. do., 

Captain John Boyd, of the third do., 

Estate of Lieutenant Thomas Boyd, deceased, 

do. of Ensign William Boyd, deceased, 
Jacob RifFe, private of the second regiment, 
Philip Vanemaker, do. of do. do., 
Estate of John Devolt, of the fourth do., 
Col'l Samuel J. Atlee, State reg't, 
Lt. Colonel Solomon Busb, D. A G'l, 
John Batton, private of the third regiment, 
William McPherson, Lieutenant Atlee's 
Estate of Samuel Sprigg, Corporal of the sixth reg't, 
Do. of John McCorly, private of the seventh do., 
Do. of Edward Madden, do. of the first do., 
James Patterson, Q. M. S. of Artillery, 
Peter Gabel, private of the second regiment, 
Joseph Williams, Sergeant Major of the eleventh regi- 
ment, 
John Buxton, private of the third do., 

Stephen Simms, Serjeant of the first do., 

Adam Glaze, private of the eleventh do., 

John Cowey, private of the fourth, do., 

Aaron Epler, do. of do. do., 

Daniel Graham, private of the ninth do., 

Cornelius Hutchinson, private of the second do., 

Francis Smith, private of the ninth do., 

Stephen Baldy, Lieutenant of Flying Camp, 
James Paulhill, Serjeant of Artillery Artificers, 
Estate of Albert Law, private of the first regiment, 
Do. of Conrad Carcass, do. of the seventh do., 
Do. of John Vincent, Matross Artillery Artificers, 
John Greer, Lieutenant of the seventh regiment, 
Major James Greer, of the tenth do , 

Doctor James Tate, Surgeon of the third do., 
Captain Nathan Boys, of the Navy, 
Asher Carter, Lieutenant of the militia, 
Estate of Francis Murray, private of the first reg't, 

Do. of Robert Armor, do. do. do., 

Captain Samuel Smith, of the fifth do., 

John Brown, Fifer of the German regiment, 
John Hargon, private of the fifth do., 
Doctor Robert Johnston, of the general hospital, 



Interest. 
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18 9 
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SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 



411 



Gaptain Matthew McConnell, of Invalid's regiment, 
Colonel Lewis Nicola, of Invalid's regiment, 
Colonel Francis Mentges, of the fifth do., 
Lieutenant Benjamin Lodge, of the sixth do., 
Ludwick Dorman, private of the tenth do., 
Major James Hamilton, of the second reg't, 
Estate of Nathan Seabrook, private of the fourth do., 

Do. of Ewell Townsend, Dragoon, 

Do. of Frederick Demar, private of the third do., 
Christian Wirey, private of the eleventh do., 
James Pratt, do. of the tenth do., 

Estate of Jeremiah Vangorden, do. of the third do., 

Do. of William Marquis, do. of the eleventh do , 

Do. of William McCormick, do. of the second do., 
George Richardson, Matrass of Artillery Artificers, 
Jacob Hill, private of the fifth regiment, 
John Ripson, do., of do., do., 
George Dicks, Drummer of the. first do., 
William Mayberry, Matross of Artillery, 
Peter Demon, of Cavalry, 
Estate of Matthew Thompson, of the third regiment, 

Do. Richard Ellis, private of Artillery Artificers, 
Philip Kcase, private of the second regiment, 
James McClure, Corporal of do., do., 
Hugh Swords, private of the eleventh do., 
John Vaughan, Lieutenant of the Flying Camp, 
Henry Swetzgay, private of German regiment, 
James Robinson, Corporal of the eleventh do., 
John Smith, private of the sixth do., 
William Rodman, private of the ninth, 
Captain Thomas Huston, of the Navy, 
John McClellan, Drummer of the third regiment, 
Griffith Evans, Clerk of the general hospital, 
Conrad Stone, private of the second regiment, 
Robert Dixon, private of the third do., 
William Welsh, private of the third do., 
Thomas Mitchell, private»of the sixth do., 
Daniel Magee, Matross of Artillery, 
William Fields, private of the eleventh do., 
Estate of Nathan Williams, private of the second do., 
John Boyle, Sergeant of the fourth do., 
Lieutenant John Holliday, of Flying Camp, 
Alexander Varner, private of the fifth do., 
Nicholas Bergohuff do., of the eleventh do., 
Robert Flemming, private of the fifth do., 
John McCartney, Serjeant Major of the first regiment, 
Estate of Samuel White, Dragoon of Lee's, 



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terest. 


25 


11 


7 


36 


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412 



MINUTES OF THE 



Interest. 



William Garhart, private of the tenth do., 
Jacob Shively, private of the fecond do., 
Captain Jacob Ash mead, of the do., do., 
John Johnston, Serjeant of do., do., 

John Cochran, private of Invalid's regiment, 
John Johnston, Corporal of the second do , 
Estate of Henry Feltzer, private of the eleventh do., 
Do. of Terence DuF'y, Serjeant of do., 
Do. of Thomas Williams, private of the sixth do., 
Do. James Calhoon, private of the fifth do., 
Do. Robert Cobham, Matross of Artillery Artificers, 
Do. of Henry Botting, do., do., do , 

Do. of J. A. Bisrgle, Drummer of the firtt regiment, 

CO ' D / 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Brigadier Gene- 
ral of militia, 
The estate of Michael Shaw, private of the eighth 

regiment, 
Do. of Jacob Shover, Sergeant of 'the first do. 
Doctor James Tate^ Surgeon of the third do. 
Hugh Johnston, private of the German regiment, do. 
John Jones, Quarter Master Sergeant of Hazen's regi- 
ment, 
John Antrim, private of the fourth regiment, 
Captain Bartholomew Vonheer, of Artillery, 
Barnabas Colgan, Jun'r, of the sixth regiment, 
James Borass, private of do. do. 

William Nelson, private of the eleventh do., 
John Grosquill, do. of do. do., 

Colonel Stephen Bayard, of the eighth do., 
Matthias Lockman, private of the fifth do., 
Lieutenant Henry Henly, of the fourth do., 
Estate of John Beacon, of the eighth do., 
James Beauty, Corporal of the eleventh do., 
John Hargey, Sergeant of the seventji do., 
William Davidson, Sergeant of the eleventh do., 
Samuel Johnston, Serjeant of the fifth do., 

Daniel Dougherty, private of the first * do., 
Michael Pitts, private of the tenth do., 

William Roddick, private of the eleventh do., 
Daniel Welgar, private of the eleventh do., 

Henry Piercy, Lieutenant of the second do., 

Robert Polston, private of the sixth do., 

George Mercer, private of the eighth do., 

Nicholas Snilhimer, Matross of Artillery, 
Edward Graham, Dragoon of Cavalry, 
Battus Collins, Sergeant of Artillery Artificers, 



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5 3 11 

6 9 9 
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13 7 

6 

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3 9 10 
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4 7 9 
3 19 11 
3 5 8 
3 4 
3 5 
3 9 

5 
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14 4 

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3 3 4 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 



413 



Estate of Lieutenant Colonel Morgan 0. Conner, of 

the seventh regiment, 
The Reverend Mr. R. Black well, Chaplain, 
Charles Stewart, Sergeant of the fourth regiment, 
John Beatty, private of the Flying Camp, 
Captain Lawrence Keene, of the third regiment, 
Estate of Lieutenant John Parke, of the second do., 
Do. of Doctor William Brown, of hospital, 
Richard Lucas, Sergeant of Cavalry, 
Jacob Ashmead, Captain of the second regiment, 
John Hurley, Sergeant of the second do., 
Bernard Dougherty, private of the fifth do., 
Doctor B. Biuney, Physician and Surgeon, 
Thomas McCord, private of the fifth regiment, 
Henry Giuter, Matross of Artillery, 
Hugh Flemming, private of the first do., 
The Reverend William Rodgers, Chaplain, 
Captain Andrew Irwin, of the seventh regiment, 
General William Irvine, 

John Wright, private of the seventh regiment, 
Joseph Morrison, Lieutenant of Flying Camp, 
Captain George Bush, of the eleventh regiment, 
David Riche, private of the second do., 

Lieutenant James M. Jones, do. do., 

Alexander Power, Quarter Master Artillery Artificers, 
Matthias Deer, private of the third regiment, 
Estate of John Reynolds, private of the fifth regiment, 
George Rungon, private of the tenth do., 

Christian Mentges, private of German regiment, 
Major James Parr, of the seventh do., 
Daniel Hymer, private of the fourth do., 
John Burnie, Sergeant of the second do., 
Captain John McGowan, of the fourth do., 
Dennis Carroll, Sergeant of the sixth do., 
Jacob Frederick, private of the second do., 
Lawrence Fry, Fifer of do. do., 
Michael Fry, private of the eleventh do., 
John Griffy, private of the fifth do., 
Joseph King, Corporal of the third do., 
Jacob VVeisner, F'ifer of the fourth do., 
Jared Irwin, private of the tenth do., 
Stopple Mingle, private of /the fourth do., 
Archibald McFall, do. of the fifth do., 
Thomas Jones, private of the sixth do., 
John Hennessy, Corporal <k the ninth do., 
Estate of James Pegman, /Corporal of the second do., 
Jacob Wirtz, private of t!^e fifth do.. 



Interest. 



27 15 


1 


35 9 


9 


6 11 


6 


1 4 





19 18 


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19 11 


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414 



MINUTES OF THE 






James Robinson, private of the second do., 

John Hunter, Matross of Artillery Artificers, 

Doctor Goodwin Wilson, S. M. H., 

Robert Ross, private of the fifth regiment, 

Estate of Daniel McVey, private of the second regiment, 

John Wimolt, private of the fourth do., 

James Jackson, do. of the ninth do., 

Lieutenant Robert Martin, of the first do., 

Daniel Broadhead, Colonel of the eighth do., 

Major James Moore, of the first do., 

Estate of J. M. Dehart, Ensign of the second do. 

Doctor Thomas Bond, Purveyor of the general hospital, 

Ensign Andrew Henderson, of the fourth regiment, 

William Reed, private of the fourth do., 

George Kellar, Matross of Artillery Artificers, 

John Thompson, Ensign of militia, 

John Focsbrooke, private of the eighth regiment, 

Estate of James Hamilton, private of the seventh do., 

Doctor George Hunter, Mate of the general hospital, 

Doctor Thomas Bond, Purveyor of the general hospital, 

Philip Rotb, Master of Musicians of Lee's, 

Lieutenant James McFarlane, of the first regiment, 

Joseph Murphy, private of the eleventh do., 

Thomas Powell, private of the fifth do., 

Lieutenant Samuel Doty, of Artillery, 

John Sleepman, private of the tenth do,, 

Richard Allison, Surg. M. G. H., 

Thomas Wylie, Captain Artillery Artificers, 

Benjamin Coxe, private of the eleventh do., 

Jacob Bower, Captain of the sixth do., 

Doctor John McDowell, Surgeon of the sixth, 

James Burns, private of the third do., 

Jacob Halter, private of the second do., 

Richard Allison, Surgeon's Mate of general hospital, 

Peter Felix, private of the first do,, 

Andrew Forrest, Captain of the third do., 

Major James Parr, of the seventh do., 

Doctor John Duffield, of general hospital, 

James Burns, Sen'r, Matross of Artillery Artificers, 

Henry Eaton, Sergeant of the fourth do., 

Estate of Charles Charlton, private of the second do , 

Do. of William Servine, of Hazen's do., 

Do. of John Stammers, private of the tenth do., 

William Power, Captain of Artillery, 

Lieutenant John McLean, of the navy, 

William Maubly, private of the fifth do,, 

Stephen Stephenson, Captain of the nin.th regiment, 



Interest, 


5 6 


3 


2 11 


7 


30 16 


9 


3 4 


9 


3 5 





4 19 





3 10 


11 


2 15 


4 


4 9 


9 


16 15 





14 14 


9 


24 





2 15 


3 


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1 


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2 


3 4 


3 


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7 


3 16 


11 


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1 


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8 


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5 18 


7 


3 13 


6 


3 5 


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10 15 





6 





2 4 


4 


6 16 


9 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 415 



Henry Miller, private of the second do., 

John King, do. of do. do., 

William Bradstock, do. of do. do., 

Patrick Connoly, private of the eleventh do., 

William Ruggles, private of the third do., 

Michael Watz, do of the third do, 

Captain Samuel Craig, of the first do., 

Windel Lawrence, Corporal of the third do., 

James Chambers, Esquire, Colonel, 

Peter Smith, Lieutenant of the third do., 

James Halfpenny, private of German do., 

Adam Musketness, private of the second do. r 

Jacob Bower, Captain of the sixth do., 

Jacob Reiner, private J. P. Schotts, 

Widow and child of John Mapham, private of the fifth 

regiment, deceased, 
Estate of Thomas Waters, Matross of Artillery Artificers, 4 
William Porter, private of the eleventh do., 
John McCollister, private of the first do., 
Jacob Paulus, private of the ninth do., 
Lieutenant John Pratt, of the fourth do. 
John Hutchinson, private of the first do., 
John Graham, Matross of Artillery Artificers, do., 
Ferdinand Swartz, private of the second do., 
Abram Kinney, Ensign of the third regiment, 
Daniel Leahy, Sergeant of do. do., 
Robert Mortimer, Serjeant of Cavalry, 
Thomas Murray, Dragoon of do., 
John Walker, private of the fifth do., 
Patrick Shockney, do. of the seventh do., 
Estate of George Miller, of the second do., 
Do. of Jeremiah Reardon, of do do., 
Andrew Crawford, Matross of Artillery do., 
Thomas Burke, fifer of the tenth do., 
John Conner, private of the sixth do., 
Estate of Jacob Weise, private of the fourth do., 
Edward Williamson, private of the second do., 
John M'Cleland, private of the fifth do., 
Estate of John Cain, do., of the third do., 
Estate of Conrad Grossengeise, Musician oi Artillery, 
David Brodrick, late Fife Major of Artillery, 
Estate of James Martin, private of the second do., 
Peter Teites, Matross of Artillery, 
Conrad Smith, private of the sixth do., 
James Butler, Corporal of the eleventh regiment, 
John Harris, Bombardier of Artillery, 
Thomas Slattery, private of the eleventh do., 



Interest. 


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6 


2 


3 


4 


11 


3 


7 


6 


3 


6 


4 


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10 


5 


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416 



MINUTES OF THE 



do., 
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do., 
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Samuel Hastings, late Gunner of Artillery, 

John Himmelwright, private of the fifth do., 

Estate of William Kershaw, Matross of Artillery, 

Do. of Charles Ford, of the third do., 

Thomas Forrest, Esquire, Lieutenant Colonel of Artil 

lery, 
John Maloney, Sen., Matross of Artillery, 
William Brooks, private of the fifth 
Cornelius Hoffman, private of the 'sixth 
Elias Williams, Sergeant of Artillery 
John Smith, private of the fifth 
Marmaduke Hanley, private of the sixth 
Estate of Thomas Magee, private of the second 
Lieutenant Samuel Lindsay, of Flying Camp, 
Patrick M'Cormick, private of the seventh 
Jacob Boyer, Corporal of the sixth 
Henry Bently, private of the third 
Peter Messersmith, private of the second 
William O'Biian, private of the second 
Michael Sheadler, private of the tenth 
Captain George Bush, of the eleventh 
The estate of Mare Miller, private of the German do-, 
Timothy Flanagan, private of the second do., 
William Talbot, Matross of Artillery 
George Greer, private of the third do., 
Estate of Michael M'Gahan, private of the second do., 
Do. of Anthony Spinhouse, do. of the seventh do., 
Joseph Oliver, Corporal of Artillery, 
Elihu Reynolds, private of the navy, 
Charles Hukey, private of the eleventh do., 
Henry Pifer, private of the German do., 
William Stage, private of the tenth do., 
John Pensler, private of the second do., 
Henry M'Cartncy, Sergeant of the first do., 
Major John Armstrong, 
Joseph Bunner, private of the ninth do., 
David Reed, Gunner of Artillery, 
John Rhea, Serjeant of the tenth do., 
Estate of Jacob Leed, private of the seventh do., 
Frederick Hill, private of the fourth do., 
Peter Ripley, Matross of Artillery, 
Captain John Alexander, of the seventh do., 
Estate of William Middis, private of the eleventh regi- 
ment, 
Do. of Josephus Broomhead, Serjeant of Artillery, 
Do. of John Montgomery, Matross of Artillery Artifi-^ 



Interest. 
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3 7 2 

i 14 i 

5 17 



36 17 

4 7 



o 
3 
5 
3 
3 
3 
6 
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3 
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SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 417 



Major James Moore, of the first do., 
Do. of James Brown, private of the first do., 
Do. Edward Denny, Sergeant of the eleventh do., 
James Read, Sergeant of the first do., 
Ewtate of Leonard Spangler, private of the sixth do., 
33o. of Philip Cartwright, do. of eleventh do., 
Lieutenant Levi Griffiths, of the fifth regiment, 
Robert Wilson, private of the third do., 
Lieutenant John Craig, of Flying Camp, 
James Evans, Serjeant of the fifth do., 
Lieutenant John McCullam, of the seventh do., 
Colouel Francis Mentges, of the fifth regiment do, ? 
Jacob Craymur, private of the fourth do., 
Captain Lieutenant Alexander Dow, of Artillery Artifi- 
cers, 
Captain William Crawford, of the fifth do., 
Doctor Peter Paris, Surgeon of the German regiment, 
Captain John M'Gowan, of Invalids, 
Lieutenant George Boss, of do., 
James Davidson, Surgeon of the fifth do., 
Andrew Walker, Captain of the second do., 
Lieut. Col. William Williams, of the third do.,, 
Samuel Reed, Lieutenant of the third do., 
Captain James Christie, of do., do., 
Frederick Boyer, private of the fourth do., 
John Taylor, private of the fifth do., 
William Barnes, private of the tenth do., 
William Milligan, private of the sixth do., 
Jacob Winefield, private of the first do., 
John Coleman, private of the first do., 
Doctor Benjamin Perry, Surgeon of the second do., 
Colonel Francis Johnston, of the fifth do., 
Captain John Clark, of the eighth do., 
Lieutenant Thomas Wynn, of Flying Camp do., 
Captain Jacob Ashmead, of the second do., 
Jacob Nagle, private of the third do., 
Captain James Duncan, of Hazen's do., 
Major James Reed, of do., do.,' 
William Bowser, private of the tenth do., 
William Work, private of the third do., 
Edward M'Kellar, private of the seventh do., 
Captain John Rice, of the navy, 
Captain John Harrison, of do., 
James Kirk, private of the sixth regiment, 
Hezekiah Davis, Lieutenant of Flying Camp, 
Doctor George Glentworth, of general hospital, 
Vol. xiv. — 27. , 



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MINUTES OF THE 



Doctor J. B. Rodgers, Surgeon of the first regiment, 
Estate of Jos. Vernon, private of the sixth do., 
Doctor William Smith, Surgeon of general hospital, 
Edward Thomas, Dragoon of Cavalry, 
Lieutenant Daniel St. Clair, of the third regiment, 
The Honorable Arthur St. Clair, Major General of 

third do., 
John M'Culloch, private of the first do., 
Conrad Latom, late Lieutenant, 
Geo. Lenox, private of the second do., 
Frederick Byerly, Corporal of Artillery do., 
Lieutenant Bernard Ward, 
Jacob Detrick, private of the sixth do., 
John Redman, private of the third regiment, 
John Duriavon, private of the third do., 
William Ricketts, private of the third do.. 
Thomas Dungan, Ensign of the sixth do., 
Lieutenant Robert Brown, of the Flying Camp, 
Lieutenant Andrew Boyd, of do., do., 
Captain George Bush, of the eleventh do., 
John M'Creery, private of the fifth do., 
The Reverend Mr. Samuel Blair, Chaplain, 
Estate of Bernard Devine, private of the fourth do., 
Do. of Peter Stanley, do. of the third do., 
Lieutenant Matthew Bennett, of the Flying Camp, 
Patrick Duffey, Captain of Artillery, 
Estate of James M'Pike, Sergeant of the fourth do., 
Ensign Le Roi, of the second do., 
Estate of Lieutenant Joseph Quality, of the navy, 
Captain Robert Patton, of the eleventh regiment, 

Do. do. do., of do. do. 

Doctor William Cathcart, Surgeon of Cavalry, 
Major George Tudor, of the fifth do., 
Lieutenant Samuel Morrison, of the sixth do., 
Doctor Samuel Davis, Surgeon's Mate of general hos- 
pital, 
Major Evan Edwards, of the eleventh do., 
Lieutenant John Weidman, of German regiment, 
Ensign de Marcellan, of the second do., 
Samuel Nightlinger, Fifer of the eleventh do., 
Valentine Hors, Matross of Artillery Artificers, 
William M'Cowan, do. do. do. 

Captain John Bryce, of Artillery, 
Estate of Jacob Grinder, Dragoon of Cavalry, 
Captain Lieut't James Lloyd, of Artillery, 
Colonel Andrew Porter, of Artillery, 
Robert Porter, Cadet of do., 



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SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 419 



Samuel Story, Lieutenant of do., 
J. B. Webster, Lieutenant of do., 
Alexander Rogers, Sergeant of the sixth regiment, 
Angus McEver, private of the third regiment, 
Edward Kelly, private of the first do., 
Peter Coleoffer, Musician of Artillery, 
Philip Hope, private of the second do., 
John Christie, Corporal of the fourth do., 
Peter Sights, Matross of Artillery Artificers do., 
George Will McNolt, Farrier of Cavalry do., 
.Benjamin Busby, Dragoon of Cavalry do., 
James Newbury, private of the ninth do., 
John Vanostrand, Matross of Artillery, 
Christian Wincher, private of German regiment, 
Peter Wilduck, private of the second do., 
Edward O'Neal, private of the first do , 
William Butler, private of the second do., 
Lieutenant Michael Everly, of the tenth do., 
Martin Reynolds, private of the first do., 
Evan Holt, Drummer of the second do., 
Robert Cunningham, private of the third do., 
John Mcllroy, private of the second regiment, 
Doctor William Magaw, Surgeon of the fourth do., 
Patrick Butler, Corporal of the seventh do., 
Daniel Smith, private of the fourth do., 
Joseph Galbraith, Corporal of the seventh do., 
James Davidson, private of the seventh do., 
Jacob Justice, private of the seventh do., 
Alexander Reed, private of the seventh do., 
James Carothers, private of the fifth regiment, 
Lieutenant John Hoge, of the seventh do., 
Lieutenant Geo. Blewer, of the fourth do., 
John Boggs, Matross of Artillery Artificers, 
Michael Kain, Serjeant of the eighth do., 
James Dougherty, private of the fifth do., 
James Halton, Matross of Artillery Artificers, 
James Martin, private of the second do , 
Adam Rupert, Corporal of the tenth do., 
Richard Jameson, private of the tenth do., 
Patrick Cross, private of the second do., 
Martin Delany, private of the fifth do., 
Sadler Roach, private of the fourth do., 
James Welsh, private of the seventh do., 
John Nicholson, private of the seventh do., 
Lieutenant George Blewer, of the fourth regiment, 
William Smith, private of the first do., 
Christian King, Corporal of the fifth do., 



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420 MINUTES OF THE 



William Thomas, private of the fifth do., 

William Robb, private of the third do., 

John Tame, Matross of Artillery, 

Geo. Tripncr, Sen'r, private of the fifth do., 

Nat. Morton, private of the teuth do , 

John Smith, Corporal of the eleventh do., 

Hugh Gowan, Q. Mat. Sergeant of the third do., 

Thomas Wallace, Serjeant of the second do., 

Major James Parr, of the seventh do., 

Lawrence Pendergass, Corporal of Artillery do., 

Captain Jacob Stake, of the tenth do., 

John Douse, private of the fifth do., 

Thomas Rock, private of the first do., 

James Harkins, private of the second do., 

Robert Gorrell, private of the sixth regiment, 

John Beatty, Corporal of the third do., 

John Heller, private of the tenth do., 

John Green, Ensign militia do., 

Jacob Emfighter, Corporal Artillery Artificers, 

William Murren, Lieutenant of the second do., 

Henry D. Purcell, Lieutenant of do. do., 

John Williams, .Fife Major of the first do., 

Estate of James Smith, Corporal of the second do., 

Captain Isaac Roach, of the navy, 

Captain Nathan Boys, of do., 

Captain Worsley Ernes, of Artillery, 

Edward Bryan, Matross Artillery Artificers, 

James Morrison, Ensign of the eighth, do., 

Christian Coupland, Corporal of the fifth, do., 

Adam Garrick, Matross Artillery Artificers, 

Captain Abram G. Claypole, of the third do., 

Robert Gregg, Sergeant of the fourth do., 

George Patrick, private of the fourth do. , 

Thomas Moore, Corporal of the fourth do., 

Thomas Clayton, private of the seventh do., 

Peter McKinley, private of the seventh do., 

John Sommervill, Corporal of the seventh do., 

Joseph Jackson, private of the fifth do., 

John Summers, do. of do., 

John Yost, private of the fifth do., 

Francis Willett, of the fifth do., 

Joshua Tomkin, private of the fifth do., 

Philip Henry, private of the first do., 

George Harvey, Corporal of the sixth do., 

Daniel Shehey, Corporal of the eleventh do., 

Patrick McCaslin, private of the sixth do., 

Lieutenant Robert Allison, of the eleventh regiment, 



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SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 421 



Oaptian Samuel Smith, of the fifth regiment, 
Lieutenant Benjamin Lodge, of the si«xth do., 
Andrew Walker, Captain of the second do., 
Captain George Bush, of the eleventh do., 
Captain Samuel Montgomery, of the seventh do., 
Captain Henry Martin, of the navy, 
Lieutenant Henry D. Furcell, of the second do., 
John Smith, private of the second do., 
Stacey Williams,' private of the sixth do., 
Jacob Glassinger, do. of do., 

Matthew Ktrr, do. of do., 

Lieutenant John McLean, of the navy, 
Matthew Connor, private of the fifth do , 
Captain John Pearson, of the second do., 
William Warren, private of the tenth do., 
Peter Paul, Ensign of the Flying Camp, 
Jacob Stineback, private of the second do., 
Captain Samuel Kennedy, of the seventh do., 
Joshua Reese, Dragoon of Cavalry, 
James Glem, private of the tenth do., 
Mark B. Worrell, Sergeant of Invalids, 
Charles Holder, private of the second regiment, 
Thomas Bowland, private of the tenth do., 
Captain Jacob Humphreys, of the sixth do.,* 
Robert Nettles, Corporal of the third do., 
James Dagley, private of the third do., 
John Barr, private of the eleventh do., 
James Gallant, private of Invalids, 
Francis Mentges, Colonel of the fifth do., 
Jacob Grumbly, private of German do., 
Frederick Brininger, do. do. do., 
Matthias Clousher, Dragoon of Cavalry, 
Andrew Walker, Captain of the second do., 
Thomas Baxter, private of the fifth do., 
John Stiller, Matross of Artillery Artificers, do., 
Samuel Kennedy, Captain of the seventh do., 
Valentine Steigle, private of the eleventh do., 
Jacob Barnetz, Ensign of Flying Camp, do., 
Michael Schmyser, Captain of the Flying Camp, 
Lieutenant Godfrey Schwartz, of German regiment, 
Captain John McDonald, of the Flying Camp, 
Jacob Dritt, Captain of the Flying Camp, 
Captain John Stell, of the tenth do., 
Peter Ferkle, private of the tenth do , 
Moreland Hugh, private of the seventh do., 
Wm. E. Godfrey, Captain of Artillery Artificers, 
Matthew Maguire, Captain of Artillery, 



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422 MINUTES OF THE 



John McKinney, Lieutenant of the fifth regiment, 
Yost Borgan, private of the sixth do., 
Jacob Bower, Captain of the sixth do., 
John Marshall, Corporal of Artillery Artificers, 
John King, a Dragoon of Cavalry, 
Doctor James Tate, Surgeon of the third do., 
Estate of Henry Winer, private of the third do., 
Asher Carter, late Lieutenant of militia, 
Estate of Richard Yeomans, private of Artillery Arti- 
ficers, 
Lieutenant Edward Speer, of the sixth do., 
Captain Samuel Craig, of the first do., 
Doctor Robert Wharry, of the third regiment, 
Lieutenant Edward Hovendon, of the sixth do., 
Jacob Spiegel, of Artillery do., 
Anthony Hollman, private of the ninth do.- 
Lieutenant John, Harper, Brigade M., 
Ensign John Guthrie, of the eighth do., 
Ensign William Cooper, of the eighth do., 
Estate of John Holmes, private, 

Do. of Charles Cowan, private of the second do , 
Michael Fink, private of the second do., 
Estate of Charles Lloyd, private of the first do., 
Do. of Philip Murpby, do. of do. do., 
William Heller, private of the tenth do., 
Lieutenant Enos Rewes, of the second do., 
James English, Serjeant of the sixth do., 
Lieut't James M. Jones of the second do., 
Major James Parr, of the seventh do., 
John Gordon, Adj. Lee's Legion, 
Benjamin Ford, Dragoon of Lee's Legion, 
Benjamin Golding, Dragoon of do., 
Samuel McClellan, Lieutenant of Flying Camp, 
Richard Lynyard, private of the fifth do., 
Nathaniel Hood, Matross of Artillery Artificers, 
John Strieker, Captain Lieutenant of Artillery, 
Captain Jacob Bowers, of the sixth do., 
Lieutenant William Moore, of the second do., 
Captain John Marshall, of the third do., 
Captain John Craig, of Cavalry, 
James Hughes, private of Hazen's do., 
John Sprowls, Lieutenant of Artillery Artificers, 
Thomas Fletcher, private of the first do , 
Barth'o Berry, do. of the tenth do., 
Richard Kenachan, private of the fourth do., 
Jesse Mone, Fifer of the second do., 
Widow of Captain R. Campbell, Inv'd, 



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SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 423 

Interest. 
Lieutenant William Feltman, of the tenth do., 
Captain Lieutenant John Strieker, of Artillery, 
Estate of John Straune, Dragoon of Cavalry, 

Do. of Michael Kinney, private of the first regiment, 
Daniel Bark mire, Gunner of Artillery Artificers, 
Thomas Mcllvaine, Drummer of the third do., 
John Mcllvaine, private of the third do., 
John McManus, private of the third do., 
Philip Eberhart, private of the third do., 
Estate of John Anderson, private of the sixth do., 
Daniel Lafferty, private of the second do., 
William Powers, private of the second do., 
Captain John Helm, of the fifth do., 
Captain John Davis, of the first do., 
Captain Henry Carberry, of the eleventh do., 
Captafn Nathaniel Irish, of Artillery Artificers^ 
Lieutenant Andrew McFarlane, 
Captain Samuel Craig, of the first regiment, 
Lieutenant Andrew Lytle, of the fifth do., 
Colonel Daniel Broadhead, of the eighth do., 
Lieutenant J. B. Webster, of Artillery, 
Major William Alexander, of the third do., 
Lieutenant Peter Smith, of the third do., 
Isaac B. Dann, Captain of the third do., 
Captain Job Vernon, of the fifth do., 
Major James Hamilton, of the second do., 
Doctor Benjamin Perry, Surgeon of the second do., 
Josiah Jenkins, late Matross of Artillery Artificers, 
Widow of Charles Hoffman, late Master of the Band 

of Colonel Proctor's Artillery, 
Captain John Irvine, of the second regiment, 
Major Jeremiah Talbott, of the sixth do., 
Lieutenant John Markland, of the sixth do., 
John McKinney, Lieutenant of the fifth do., 
William Whitman, Lieutenant of tjie ninth do* 
Doctor James Sproat, Chaplain, 
James Deveney, Serjeant of the fifth do!, 
George Thomas, Matross of Artillery Artificers, 
Benjamin Kidd, late a Matross of Artillery, 
John Parker, Serjeant of the fifth do., 
W T illiam Hudson, Serjeant of Artillery Artificers, 
Howard Knight, Matross of Artillery, 
Daniel Shehan, private of the third do., 
Martin Coxe, Sergeant of the sixth do., 
James Craig, private of the third do., 
Casper Ebner, Drummer of Artillery, 
James Montgomery, private of the third do., 



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424 MINUTES OF THE 



James Mclntire, private of the fourth do., 

William Prosser, Serjeant of the fourth do., 

Frederick Leonard, private of the second do., 

John Ryan, private of the seventh regiment, 

William Hanna, private of second do., 

Benjamin Ashton, private of the second do., 

William Johnston, Fifer of the second do., 

Laughlin Byrne, private of the fifth do., 

Detrich Snyder, private of the fourth do., 

Richard Hutchinson, private of the eleventh do., 

Joseph Lewis, private of the second do., 

Captain William Powers, of Artillery do.* 

John Graham, private of the second do., 

James Dunavon, private of the seventh do., 

John McQuead, private of the second do., 

John Hart, Drum Major of German do., 

Richard Colgan, private of the tenth do., 

Henry Greer, Lieutenant of Artillery, 

James Carter, Matross of Artillery, 

Michael Hess, private of German regiment, 

John Clark, private of the first do., 

William Short, do. of the tenth do., 

William Kellan, Matross of Artillery Artificers, 

John McGlaughlin, private of the fifth do., 

Thomas Alexander, Bombardier of Artillery, 

William Mcllhatton, Fifer of Invalids, 

John Baker, Matross of Artillery Artificers, 

John Thomas, do. of do. do., 

Andrew Kime, private of the fifth do., • 

Thomas Pry, Captain of Hazen's do., 

Hugh Hughs, private of the fifth do., 

Samuel Shannon, do. of the eleventh do., 

Andrew Travis, private of the second do., 

John Earhart, private of the eleventh do., 

Archibald Gordon, private of eleventh do., 

William Welsh, private of the fourth do., 

Clement Shire, private of the secoud do., 

John D. Mounty, Matross of Artillery Artificers, do. 

John Welsh, private of the fifth do., 

Ludwick Warner, private of the sixth do., 

Lawrence Sloan, private of the third do., 

John McKiuney, private of the sixth do., 

James Sweney, private of the third do., 

Henry Guest, private of the second do., 

Barnabas Maguire, Corporal of the first do., 

Jona. Sturgis, Sergeant of Artillery, 

Thomas Malson, private of the second do., 



Interest. 


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2 8 9 


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SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 425 

Interest. 
Michael Leamon, private of the second do , 
Hugh Mulholhn, private of the second' do., 
Samuel Allen, private of the second do., 
Colonel Samuel May, of the tenth regiment, 
Edward Gallagher, Matross of Artillery, 
Adarn Coogler, Lee's Legion, 
George Biddleson, private of the second do., 
Charles Miller, private of the fourth do., 
Lawrence Gorman, private of the tenth do., 
Jacob Tegar, Matross of Artillery, 
Thomas Pierce, Dragoon of Cavalry, 
John Bryan, Gunner of Artillery, 
Andrew Roark, Serjeant of the fourth do., 
James Ashton, Serjeant of the ninth regiment, 
Michael Joyce, Matross of Artillery, 
Geo. Marshall, Matross of Artillery Artificers, 
Martin O'Brian, private of the first do., 
Math. Maguire, Lieutenant of Artillery, 
William Bowman, private of the second do., 
Peter Stoy, Bombardier of Artillery, 
Stout Brunson, private of the second do., 
Matthias Little, private of the third do., 
Alexander Wilson, Corporal of Artillery Artificers, 
John Kincaid, Matross of Artillery, 
Thomas Hood, Matross of Artillery, 
Ignatius Keating, private of the third do., 
Joseph Armitage, Corporal of Artillery Artificers, 
Martin Heydler, private of the German regiment, 
Geo. Detzell, Serjeant Artillery, 
John Corner, private of the sixth do., 

Hugh Mcllrevey, private of the fourth do., 
John Camp, private of the tenth do., 

Francis Kelle, private of the second do., 

Levi Burns, private of the tenth do., 

Lieutenant Benjamin Chambers, of the first do., 
Captain James Carnahar, of the eighth do., 
Thomas Leester, private of the second regiment, 
Hugh Barnet, Corporal of Hazen's do., 

John Blackwood, private of the fifth do , 

George Williams, private of the tenth . do., 
Moses Butter, Serjeant of Artillery Artificers, 
Major George Tudor, of the fifth do., 

Isaac B. Dunn, Captain of the third . do., 

Captain Robert Coultman, of Artillery, 
Captain John Strieker, of Artillery, 
Edmund Burke, of the eleventh do., 

Captain John Bankson, of the second do., 



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426 



MINUTES OF THE 



Robert Aitkin, private of the sixth do , 

John Purtle, private of the sixth do., 

Lieutenant John Rudolph, of the fifth do., 

Joseph Madden, private of the second do., 

Colonel Thomas Bull, of Flying Camp, 
Captain John Lawrence, of the fifth do., 

Frederick Weaver, private of the sixth regiment, 
James Gamble, Ensign of the fourth do., 

Dudley Magee, private of the tenth do., 

Captain John Steel, of the tenth ao., 

Estate of William Bow, private of the eleventh do., 
Estate of Garret Welsh, private of the eleventh do., 
Estate of Thomas Cunningham, private of the eleventh 

do., 
John Dougherty, private of the second do., 
Captain Lieutenant John Hughes, of the first do., 
John Barber, Serjeant of the eleventh do., 
Andrew McKinney, Matross of Artillery Artificers do., 
Christian Fretch, Serjeant of the fifth do., 
Patrick Mulvaney, private of the second do., 
Captain John Patterson, of the second do., 
James Ryan, private of the second do , 
Geo. Rindersmith, Corporal of the tenth do., 
Estate of John Shoemaker, Corporal of the seventh re- 
giment, deceased, 
Estate of Edmund Leo, private of the third do., 
Estate of John Hutchinson, private of the fourth do., 
Estate of William Sharp, Corporal of the tenth do., 
Estate of David Spence, private of the sixth do., 
Estate of Zephaniah Fox, Matross of Artillery, 
Do. of Henry Harrison, private of the fourth do., 
Widow of Wm. Grey, Matross of Artillery Artificers, 
Estate of Henry Crawford, private of the fourth do., 
Nathaniel Irish, Captain of Artillery Artificers, 
Estate of William Wheelin, private of the second do., 
Do. of Patrick Doyle, do. of the seventh do., 
Do. of William Marshall, do. of do., 
Do. of Barnabas Reiley, do. of the fourth do., 
Do. of William Lassley, do. of the tenth d'o., 
Do. of Geo. Camp, do. of the sixth do., 
Do. of James Kelly, do. of the second do., 
Do. of Arthur Williams, do. of the first do., 
Do. of Matthew Hill, do. of the eleventh do., 
Jehu Lewis, Serjeant of the eleventh do., 
David Edgar, private of the ninth do., 
Henry Moony, do. of the tenth do., 
Estate of William Simmons, of the eleventh do., 



Interest. 


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SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 



427 



Captain Jacob Stake, of the tenth do., 

Lieutenant John Harper, of the fifth do., 

Henry Greer, Lieutenant of Artillery, 

Estate of James Stewart, private of the fourth do.* 

Joseph Gordon, private of the third do., 

Johu Priestly, Captain of the fifth regiment, 

James Gilchrist, Ensign, 

Widow and children of L't W'm Cahooa,of the fourth 

do., 
Michael Ferraugh, private of German do., 
James Davis, Matross of Artillery Artificers, 
Captain John Alexander, of the seventh regiment* 
Captain William McFarlane, 
Captain William Lusk, of the seventh do., 
Henry Fleming, private of the third do. ? 
Captain James Armstrong, of Cavalry, 
Christian Berris, private of the eleventh do.,. 
Henry Wise, private of the second do., 
Charles Cooper, private of the fifth do., 
Archibald Murphy, Serjeant of the second do., 
Abner Everitt, Lieutenant of the Flying Campy 
Major James Greer, of the tenth do., 
Lieutenant William Honeyman, Invalid do., 
Wm. Dorman, private of the third do., 
John Harrington, private of the second do-., 
John McOlellan, Captain of the first do., 
William Tealman, Drummer of the sixfrh do., 
Captain William Potts, of the State Navy do.,. 
Captain William Watkins, of do., 
Widow and children of Lieutenant Peter Marfria, of 

11th do., 
Captain J. D. W<3slpper, of Invalids regiment, 
Robert W T ilson, private of Hazen's do., 
John Beatty, Major of the fifth do., 
Captain William Ferguson, of Artillery da*,. 
John Mullen of do. do., 
Claptain Jesse Crossley, of Artillery do., 
Adam Handel, private of the sixth do., 
Robert Coakley, Corporal of Cavalry, 
Estate of Michael Derry, private of the second dfc> 9 
Benjamin Carson, Sergeant of the first da., 
Oaptain Isaac Yan Home, of ihe sixth da., 
Lieutenant Edward Hovendora, of the sixth d*o., 
William Henderson, P. M. Cav'y, 
Doctor Joseph Brown, Surgeon of the seventh do., 
Captain William Sproat, of the third do., 
Captain Joseph McClellan, of the second do,, 



Interest. 


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5 4 


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5 7 


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428 



MINUTES OF THE 



Leonard Miller, private of the third do., 

Captain James McClure, of Artillery, 

Captain Stephen Beasley, of the navy, 

Captain Robert Caldwell, of Atlee's do., 

Lieutenant Samuel Morrison of the sixth do., 

John Sullivan, private of the eleventh do., 

Charles Kelly, private of the seventh do., 

Robert Justice, private of the second do., 

Fergus Moore, private of the seventh do., 

Patrick Brown, Corporal of the third regiment, 

Lieutenant Henry Stroop, of Artillery Artificers, 

Estate of John Diddy, Matross of Artillery Artificers, 

Francis Donnelly, Sergeant of Artillery, 

Daniel Kennedy, Adjutant of the sixth do., 

James Vanosten, Serjeant of Artillery, 

Colonel James Hays, of the tenth do., 

Patrick Lafferty, private of the tenth do., 

Widow and children of J. Knight, of the sixth do., 

John Shearer, Matross of Artillery Artificers, 

Captain Andrew Forrest, of the third regiment, 

Alexander Benstead, Lieutenant of the tenth do., 

Andrew Delman, private of the second reg't, 

Peter Lesh, private of the tenth do., 

Philip Boyer, private of the fourth do., 

William Dawson, Sergeant of the sixth do., 

Adam Stroop, private of the second do., 

Martin Perry, private of the third do., 

Richard McMahan, private of the second do., 

Widow and Children of Michael Grew, of the eleventh, 

do., 
James Cain, private of the tenth do., 
James Button, private of the seveuth reg't, 
John Jordan, do. of the third do., 
John Malone, do. of the tenth do., 
Aaron Steer, do. of the third do., 
Lieutenant Stephen Stevenson, of the ninth do., 
John Crawfords, Adjutant of the eighth do., 
David Emfighter, Matross of Artillery Artificers, 
Estate of Thomas Johnston, private of the seventh 

do., 
William Fowls, private of the sixth do., 
James Winning private of the second do., 
William Warner, do. of the second do., 
William Scriwingtor, Matross of Artillery Artificers, 
Andrew Rogers, Corporal of the fourth do., 
Thomas Pry, Captain of Hazea's regiment, 
Captain Thomas B. Bowen, 



Interest 


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21 


5 


34 1 


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21 14 


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21 11 


8 






SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 429 



Thomas Murray, private of the second do., 
Robert Christie, private of the fifth do., 
Estate of Nicholas Coher, piivatc of- the first do., 
Do. Hugh Deveney, do. of the fourth do., 
Do. Amos Silver, do. of the first do,, 
Simeon Shelleberge, private of the tenth do., 
Doctor William Shippen, D. G. M. H., 
Captain J. Nice, of the sixth regiment, 
Lieutenant John Wigtor, of the third do., 
Colonel Thomas Craig, of the third do., 
Doctor Thomas H. McCalla, of Cavalry, 
Estate of Thomas Davis, private of the tenth regi- 
ment, 
Do. of Captain Richard Eyres, of the navy, 
John Moore, private of the sixth do., 
Captain William Ross, of the navy, 
Captain William Greenaway, of do., 
Lieutenant William Stanley, of the fifth do , 
Estate of George Graham, private of the first do., 
Samuel McHatton, Ensign of Flying Camp, 
Estate of Mary, the widow of Philip Flowers, of Ger- 
man do., 
Estate of Thomas McPike, private of the fifth do., 
Do. of George Dougherty, private of the ninth do., 
Do. of David Chambers, Matross of Artillery Artfi- 

cers, 
Do. of Casper Crotz, private of the seventh do., 
William Henderson, Corporal of Artillery, . 
Richard Humpton, Esquire, Colonel, 
George Dolton, Sergeant of the tenth do., 
Captain Jeremiah Jackson, of the eleventh do., 
Henry Fritt, private of the seventh do., 
Captain John Brice, of the navy, 
John Johnston, Adj't of Flying Camp, 
William Preston, Lieutenant of Artillery Artificers, 
Nicholas Reib, Matross of Artillery, 
Jacob Shreider, Matross of Artillery, 
Philip Her, do. of do., 
James Ratcliffe, private of the second do., 
Michael Goodman, Matross of Artillery Artificers, 
John Marks, Matross of Artillery, 
Estate of Alexander Cavin, private of the fourth do., 
Do. of David M'Lean, of the seventh do., 
John McCloskey, private of the first do., 
Rudolph Esling, Gunner of Artillery, 
Captain Jacob Ashmead, of the second do., 
Nicholas Hoffman, private of the tenth do., 



Interest. 


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9 


3 5 


1 


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93 18 


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22 15 


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430 MINUTES OF THE 



William Collins, Jo. of the ninth do., 

Leonard Broon, Serjeant of Artillery, 

Peter dinger, Matross of Artillery, 

Captain Thomas B. Bowen, of the fifth do., 

Captain John McGowan, Invalids, do., 

Captain Joseph Rice, of Artillery, 

Captain Wm. E. Godfrey, of Artillery Artificers, 

Captain John Stoy, of the second regiment, 

Thomas Procter, Esquire, Colonel of Artillery, 

Captain Jeremiah Jackson of the eleventh do., 

Ludwick Abigust, private of the first do., 

Captain Nathan Boys, of the navy, 

Captain Patrick DufFey, of Artillery, 

Jacob Over, private of the fourth do., 

Captain Robert Wilkins, of the sixth regiment, 

Captain William Henderson, of the fourth do., 

Estate of Thomas Byles, Major of the third regiment, 

Colonel Stephen Moylan, of Cavalry, 

John Davis, Matross of Artillery, 

Jacob Meyers, Serjeant of the second regiment, 

General Anthony Wayne, 

Captain John Richardson, of the fifth do., 

John Nugent, Matross of Artillery, 

Estate of John Puffenberger, private of the fourth do., 

Do. of Andrew Meyers, do. of the sixth do., 
Henry Yeable, private of the German do., 
William Wicker, Drummer of Artillery Artificers, 
Malcolm Forrest, private of the fifth do., 
Estate of William Greer, Sergeant of the eleventh do., 
Estate of James Tracey, Corporal of the tenth do., 
Martin Butcher, private of the fifth do., 
Patrick Herron, private of the third do., 
James Smith, do. of the fifth do., 
Estate of Edward Wade, of do., 
Casper Shane, Corporal of the first do., 
Lieutenant Henry Piercey, of the second do., 
Thomas Johnston, Sergeaut of the eleventh do., 
Colonel Adam Hubley, of the eleventh do., 
Captain Bernard Hubley, of the German do., 
Colonel Thomas Craig, of the third do., 
Estate of Henry Falls, private of the tenth do., 
Lieutenant David Hammond, of the first do., 
Captain Charles Phile, of the fifth do , 
David Hall, private of the fifth do., 
Lieutenant George Norris, late of Artillery Artificers, 
Estate of Isaac Still, Serjeant of the fourth do., 
Captain George Knox, of the ninth Pennsylvania do., 



Interest 


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7 


5 5 


4 


4 4 


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6 





15 2 


4 


26 4 


4 


7 14 


4 


13 9 


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7 


20 10 


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34 14 


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4 


20 2 






SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 431 

Interest. 

Lieutenant Jacob Wetzel, of the eleventh do., 12 12 11 

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Murray, of Flying Camp, 10 6 11 

Do. do. do. ■ do., 10 13 10 

Ensign Samuel Rutherford, of the Flying Camp, 15 10 

Lieutenant William Bell, 20 14 9 

Lieutenant Ezra Patterson, of Artillery, 8 9 

Lieutenant Andrew Lytle, of the fifth do., 1 18 10 

Thomas Huggans, late Matross of A'ry, 3 2 9 

Francis Davidson, private of the sixth do., 3 10 1 

Lieutenant Benjamin Davis, of Flying Camp, 20 12 7 

George Utz f private of the sixth do., 3 9 9 

James Dickinson, Corporal of the fourth do., 3 12 1 

John Crayton, private of Hazen's regiment, 5 9 7 

Lieutenant Benjamin Marshall, of the fifth do., 4 11 

William Russell, private of do. do., 2 6 7 

Estate of David Marshall, late Lieutenant of do. do., 13 2 

Alexander Martin, Matross of Artillery, 4 3 

Samuel Campbell, private of the sixth do., 5 2 5 

Lieutenant Andrew Dover, of the fifth do., 19 10 9 

Estate of Robert Davison, late Corporal of the first do.t 4 6 8 

Richard Humpton, Esquire, Colonel of the tenth do., 18 

Captain Thomas Boude, of the fifth do., 18 18 2 

Lieutenant Andrew Lytle, of the fifth do., . 4 10 7 

Doctor Samuel Duffield, late Phy. & Surg. Gen. Hosp'l, 74 "18 11 

Captain Samuel Montgomery, of the seventh do., 14 6 3 

Richard Butler, Esquire, Col. of the fifth do., 38 17 3 

George McLochlin, private of the fifth do., 

Patrick Rock, do. of do. do., 3 12 4 

Daniel M. Fatridge, do. of the third do., 4 18 2 

Captain Thomas Moore, late of the navy, 15 13 3 

Doctor William Adams, Surgeon of Artillery, 34 4 10 

Captain Peter Boyer, late Paymaster of the German do., 26 9 4 
Estate of Benjamin Griffiths, late Lieut'tof the ninth 

do., dec'd, 6 2 6 

James Lyman, private of the fourth do., 5 4 

Andrew Harriott, late Matross of Artillery, 3 3 4 

Captain Alexander Graydon, of the third do., 4 8 9 

John I. Brower, private of the first do., 3 7 4 

Doctor John McDowell, Surgeon of the sixth do., 22 10 7 

Captain Andrew Walker, of the second do., 3 17 10 

Captain George Bush, P. M., of the eleventh do., 5 5 1 

Lieutenant Edward Speer, of the sixth do., 6 

Captain Lieutenant Wm. McCurdy, of the eleventh do., 7 3 9 

Lieutenant James Campbell, of the first do., 1 17 8 

Andrew M. Gaughey, private of the seventh do., 5 5 3 

Peter Doyle, do. of the sixth do., 3 8 2 

James Jones, Surgeon's Mate of do. do., 22 8 10 



432 MINUTES OF THE 



Sylvanus Brown, Drummer of the fourth do., 
John Armstrong, Serjeant of the first do., 
Leban Boglcr, Corporal of the fourth do., 
Archibald McNair, Serjeant of Artillery, 
James Campbell, private of the fourth do., 
John Adams, do. of the fourth do., 

Patrick Donaughoo, private of the tenth do., 
William Kelly, private of the seventh do., 
William McCoy, do. of do., do., 

John Alleo, do. of do., do., 

John McKinley, private of the seventh regiment, 
Jacob Young, private of the sixth do., 
Edward Blake, Corporal of the eleventh do., 
Thomas Harrington, Drummer of the eleventh do., 
John Worling, private of the fifth do., 
Christian Miller, do. of the third do., 
Robert McDonald do. of the fifth do., 
Lieutenant Richard Fulleiton, of the third do., 
do., do., do., of do., do., 

Captain Robert Hardie, late of the navy, 
Captain William Davidson, of the third do., 
John Newman, late Serjeant & Q/r M. Serg't of the 

sixth do., 
Michael M'Cortley, private of the fifth do., 
James Nowland, do., of do., do., 

William Judges, do., of second do., 

Estate of Thomas Flakead, late private of llazen's do., 
Jacob Stoner, Matross of Artillery Artificers do., 
William Reed, Corporal of the fourth do., 
Jacob Peters, Matross of Artillery Artificers, 
John Walker, do., of do. do., 

Francis McDaniel, private of the seventh do., 
John Johnston, do., of do. do., 

Peter Mc Bride, private of the first do. do., 
Thoinas Hardy, do. of the third do., 
Robert Patterson, Drummer of the first do., 
Jacob Boswalt, do. of the sixth do., 

James Alexander, private of the fifth do., 
Wickart Lavering, do. of do. do., 

Christopher Hight, do. of the seventh do., 
William Barber, do. of the second do., 
John Murphy, do. of the second do., 

Estate of Joseph Bradford, late Captain of the navy, 
John Shinings, private of the third regiment, 
James Broadwood, do. of the first do., 
Robert Wylie do. of the third do., 
John Marks, Matross of Artillery, 



Interest. 


11 


3 


4 19 


8 


a 12 


7 


5 3 


3 


2 9 


10 


.3 9 


7 


3 10 


7 


3 11 





3 10 


2 


3 4 


9 


3 6 


4 


3 10 


11 


3 13 


11 


3 15 


7 


3 9 





5 6 


4 


2 8 


9 


6 


9 


11 17 


5 


15 13 


3 


8 8 





5 2 


5 


3 13 


9 


3 12 


8 


3 10 


10 


3 12 


7 


1 9 


4 


1 19 


1 


1 18 


9 


3 3 


8 


1 13 


10 


3 7 


4 


2 8 


9 


3 10 


11 


4 6 


4 


3 13 


3 


2 4 


5 


3 12 





3 7 


5 


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10 


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11 2 


2 


3 10 


6 


3 10 


11 


3 10 


11 


3 16 


2 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 433 

Interest. 

Captain John Bankson, of the second do., 

George White, Dragoon of the Partizan Legion, 

Joshua Worsham, estate of, Corporal of the second 
do., 

Captain Samuel Craig, of the first regiment do., 

Estate of Charles Doyle, late Bombardier, of Artillery, 
Do. of do. do. do. of do., 

Isaac Miller, private of the eighth, do., 

Conrad Burgh, Serjeant of the tenth R. do., 

Jonathan Foster, Fifer of Artillery Artificers, 

Thomas Foster, Serjeant of ditto, 

Joseph Campbell, Corporal of the first regiment, 

Estate of Jos. Camp, private of the fourth do., 

Ditto of James McDonough, do. do., 
Do. of Joseph Lore, do. do., 

Do. of John Christie, do. of the second do., 

Ensign John Humphrey, of the sixth do., 

George Buner, private of the fifth do., 

Ralph Wear, Corporal of Colonel Cadwallader's do., 

Estate of Theodore Barry, late Lieutenant of the 
navy, 

Captain Robert Semple, of the tenth regiment, 

John Barr, private of Hazen's do., 

Lieutenant Nicholas Fitzsimmons, of the navy, 

Mark McCord, private of the tenth do., 

Doct'r Fran. Allison, sen., Surgeon of general hosp'l, 

Robert Rankin, Lieutenant of militia, 

Christian Neville, late Matross of Artillery Artificers, 

Lieutenant Wm. McMurray, of the tenth do., 

James Wier, Serjeant and private of the eleventh do., 

John Dayley, late Matross of Artillery Artificers, 

Thomas Armstrong, Lieutenant of militia, 

Joseph Asheton, Lieutenant of Artillery, 

Edmund Burke, Captain of the eleventh do., 

Walter Finney, Captain of the first do., 

Joseph Cunningham, Serjeant of the third do., 

Ralph Weer, private of Cadwallader's regiment, 

George McGlochlin, private of the fifth do., 

William Brown, late Captain of the navy, 

Estate of Charles Lawrence, deceased, late of the 

navy, 15 13 3 

Estate of William Martin, deceased, late Lieutenant of 
the navy, 7 12 9 

James Jones, late Lieutenant in Colonel Bell's battali- 
on of militia, 18 4 9 

Stephen Singlewood, late Sergeant of the second do. 7 4 10 5 
vol. xiv. — 28. 



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434 



MINUTES OF THE 



Thomas Barr, Captain Lieutenant of Artillery, 

John Kelso, Sergeant of the third do., 

James Huston, Serjeant of do., do., 

John Carney, private of the ninth do., 

The Honorable B. Gen'l William Thompson, 

William Wilkinson; private of the seventh do., 

The widow of James Campbell, private of the ninth 

do., 
William Denning, Sergeant of Artillery Artificers, 
Thomas Jones, Serjeant of the fourth do , 
George Unroe, private of the second do., 
Andrew Dreuchabro/id, private of the second regiment, 
Jedidiah Lippenant, late private of the third do., 
Estate of Matthew Kain, deceased, late priv. of the 

eleventh do., 
Christopher Gettey, late Lieutenant of the twelfth do., 
Barney Copier, private of the ninth do., 
Barnabas Hasson, do. of the third do., 
Michael Lennick, do. of the fourth do., 
Major Jeremiah Talbot, of the sixth do., 
Captain Jacob Bower, of the sixth do., 
Ensign David Deffenderfer, of the German regiment, 
Estate of Richard Johnston, late private of the third 

do., 
Samuel Boyer, private of the sixth do., 
Estate of Captain John M'Fabrick, late of the State 

navy, 
Patrick M'Glaughlin, late priv. of Hazen's do., 
Captain John Patterson, of the second regiment, 
David Stout, Dragoon of Cavalry, 
John Ford, private of the third do., 
Doctor John Cowell, late second Surgeon of Militia 

Hosp'l, 
Adam Mover, private of the sixth do., 
Major Thomas L. Moore, of the fifth do., 
Peter Middack, Lieutenant of the Flying Camp, 
Captain William Mackey, late of the ninth do., 
William Williams, private of the sixth do., 
Doctor Samuel A. M'Closkey, Surgeon of A. A. 
Colonel Robert Magaw, of the sixth do., 
Lieutenant Gabriel Blakeney, late of Flying Camp, 
Doctor William M'Closkey, Surgeon's Mate of A. A. 
John Murray, Esquire, Lieutenant Colonel of the 

second do., 
Lieutenant Joseph Collier, of the first do., 
John llewan, late priv. of the third do., 
James Buchanan, Surgeon of the third do., 



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SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 



435 



Maus Matthew, Surgeon of Invalids do., 
Lieutenant John Strieker, of the second do., 
Captain Lawrence Keene, of third do., 
Estate of Thomas Fell, Lieutenant of the navy, de- 
ceased, 
Michael Ryon, late private of the tenth do., 
Joseph Kettle, private of German regiment, 
John Harper, Lieutenant of the third do., 
Doctor David Jackson, Sen., Surg'n G. hospital, 
Arthur Martin, private of Hazen's do., 
Henry Maxwell, private of the fifth do., 
James Byrnes, Corporal of the eleventh do., 
Richard Allison, Surgeon's Mate of the fifth do., 
Samuel Smith, Captain of the fifth do., 
Colonel Daniel Broadhead, of the eighth do., 
Captain Samuel Fisher, of militia, 
Isaac Seely, Captain of the fifth regiment, 
Captain Alexander Parker, of the seventh do., 
James Stewart, private of the eleventh do., 
Owen M'Glaughlin, private of jHazen's do.. 
Christian Miller, Matross of Artillery, 
Abdiel M'Clure, Lieutenant of the Flying Camp, 
Nathaniel Simpson, private of the third regiment, 
William Nicholson, private of the seventh do., 
John Brown, private of the eleventh do., 
John Todden, late private of the third do., 
Estate of John Borgar, late private of the second do., 
Reverend Robert M'Murdie, Chaplain of the first do., 
William Gristock, late private of the second do., 
Martin Warner, do. of the fourth do., 

Patrick Record, private of the second do ., 
Lieutenant John Harper, Brigade Major of the second 

do., 
Captain Peter Gosner, late of the second do., 

Lieutenant Robert Darlington, Flying Camp, 
Matthias Flack, private of German do., 
Lieutenant Lewellyn Davis, of the fifth do., 
Robert Kerne, Sergeant of the eighth do., 
Gabriel Peterson, Lieutenant ef the eighth, 
Doctor Matthew Irvine, Surgeon of Colonel Lee's 

Legion, 
Doctor James Fullon, Sen. Surgeon of German hospital, 
Lieutenant James Whitehead, late of the second do., 
John Abbot, late private of the second do , 
Charles Connor, private of the seventh do., 
Hugh Huston, Matross of Artillery Artificers, 
Joseph Jacob.s, Drummer of the sixth do. 



Interest. 


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436 MINUTES OF THE 

Interest. 

.Lieutenant Benjamin Lodge, of the sixth do. 

Captain Jacob Bower, of the sixth do., 

Lieutenant Andrew Lytle, of the fifth do., 

Major Genl. Arthur St. Clair, 

Estate of Frederick Waltman, late Fifer of the sixth do. 

John Crackin, late private of the fifth do., 

Estate of James M'Farlane, private of the fourth do , 

John Funk, late private of the tenth do., 

David Alsbougb, private of the second do., 

Joseph Hubley, Esquire, admr. of Captain Geo. Hub- 
ley, late of Germ. regt. 

George Cochran, Corporal of the seventh do., 

John Albright, private of Hazen's do., 

James Wilson, late Matross of Artillery Artificers, 

James Watt, private of the third regiment, 

Estate of John Duffield, late private of the fourth do., 

Benjamin Stagg, late private of the fifth regiment, 

J oseph Leidenpinner, do. of the tenth do., 

Edward Crawford, Lieutenant of the first do., 

Jacob Holzinger, late Lieutenant of militia, 

Widow and children of Thomas Harvey, private of the 
fourth do., 

Thomas Douglass, Captain Lieutenant of Artillery, 

Lieutenant Henry Pierce, of the second do., 

Captain Philip Shrawder, of the German regiment, 

Christian Roads, Matross of Artillery Artificers, 

Christopher Hockerman, private of the fourth do., 

John Brown, late Fifer of the eleventh do., 

Samuel Hockogoy, Musician of the first do., 

Edward Edgarton, private of the seventh do., 

John Smith, Corporal of the tenth do., 

Captain Stephen Beasly, late of the navy, 

Captain Nathan Boys, late of do., 

Captain John Nice, of the sixth regiment, 

Estate of Geo. Whibble, late private of the second do., 

Captain James G. Heron, late of Hazen's do. 

Robert Campbell, Drummer of the first do., 

Gershom Hicks, private of the first do., 

Captain William Wilson, of the first do., 

Estate of Captain Hawkins Boone, late of the sixth do., 22 

Isaac Shymer, late Lieutenant of Flying Camp, 

Joseph Martin, do. do. do., 

Doctor John Duffield, Mate general hospital, 

Lieutenant Andrew Lee, late of Hazen's regiment, 

Sarah McClintock, widow of Alexander McClintock, 
late of 5th reg't, 

lieutenant John Mahone, of the sixth do,. 



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SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 437 



Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Robinson, of the first do., 

John Erwin, late Lieutenant of Flying Camp, 

Ezekiel Howell, late Lieutenant of Artillery, 

William Honneynian, do. of Invalids do. 

Caleb North, Lieutenant Colonel of the second do., 

James Segarsole, private of the tenth do., 

Walter Finney, Captain of the sixth do. 

Isaac Craig, Captain of Artillery, 

Rev'd Daniel Jones, Chaplain of the second do. 

Elijah Starr, private of the tenth do., 

Isaac Mcllhose, do. of do. do., 

Doctor G-eorge Stephenson, Surgeon's Mate, 

Widow of Peter Drank, private of German do., 

Lieutenant Francis White, of the first regiment, 

Lieutenant Andrew Robinson, of the eleventh regiment, 20 

Hopkins Driver, private of the third do., 

John Marr, private of the third do. 

John Buckborough, private of the fifth do., 

Philip Olkes, private of the sixth do., 

Lieutenant Hugh King, of the Flying Camp, 

Josiah Harman, Lieutenant Colonel of the third do., 

Major James Parr, of the seventh do., 

Josiah Harman, Lieutenant Colonel of the third do., 

Estate of Edward Meally, private of the eleventh do., 

Samuel Shannon,- Lieutenant of Flying Camp, 

Captain John Jordan, of Artillery Artificers, 

Captain William McKessack, of Flying Camp, 

James Edgar, late private of the second regiment, 

John Stead, late private of the eleventh do., 

John PurcelS, late private of the eleventh do., 

Captain Benjamin Bartholomew, of the fifth do., 

Colonel Thomas Craig, of the third do., 

Lieutenant Andrew Lytle, of the fifth do., 

Jeremiah Hornheth, Matross of Artillery, 

Honorable Brigadier General Edward Hand, 

David Spence, private of the sixth do., 

Samuel Lindsay, Lieutenant of Flying Camp do., 

Lieutenant James Glentworth, of the sixth do., 

James Craig, private of the fifth do., 

Samuel Bryson, Lieutenant of the seventh do., 

Lieutenant John B. Telden, of the second do., 

Estate of H. Fullerton, Surgeon of Flying Camp, 

Lieutenant Robert Darlington, of the Flying Camp, 

Thomas Simonton, private of the seventh do., 

James McFarlane, Lieutenant of the Flying Camp, 

Widow and child of Peter Williams, private of the 

fifth do., 9 



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438 MINUTES OF THE 



Matthew Horner, private of the second do,, 

William Entrican, do. of the seventh do., 

John Irwin, private of the fifth do., 

Andrew McClean, Q. M. Sergeant of the third do., 

William Parker, Serjeant of Artillery Artificers, 

Conrad Reany, private of the second do., 

William Shippen, Master of the Band of Artillery 

regiment, 
Commodore John Hazelwood, of the State navy, 
Charles Gard, private of the fifth regiment, 
Andrew Connolly, private of the fourth do., 
James Duff, private of the third do., 
Lieutenant Jacob Mummay, of Flying Camp, 
John Cunningham, late Lieutenant Militia, 
Joseph S. Finley, late Captain of the eighth regiment, 
Estate of Neal McAfee, private of the second do., 
James Maxwell, late Sergeant of the seventh do., 
Joseph Fletcher, late Bombardier of Artillery, 
George Francis, Sergeant of German regiment,. 
John Collins, private of the fifth do., 
John Carter, Ensign of Flying Camp, 
Lieutenant Zachary Shugart, of do., 
Captain Peter Ducher, of the fifth do., 
Captain Thomas Campbell, of the fourth do., 
Matthew Knox, of the third do., Captain, 
William Douglass, of the eleventh do., Captain/ 
John McGregor, Sergeant of the Artillery, 
Alexander Caragher, Ass't Commissary Gen. Hospital, 
Samuel Piatt, Surgeon's Mate of the ninth do., 
Estate of Thomas Bacchus, private of the third do., 
Captain Benjamin Wallace, of Flying Camp, 
Samuel Allen, Bombardier of Artillery, 
Sampson Dempsey, Serjeant of the fifth do., 
William Burchill, private of the fourth do., 
John Dunwoody, late of Flying Camp, 
Lieutenant Joseph Collier, of the first regiment do., 
James Lone, Sergeant of the third regiment, 
Felix Chrisman, late private of the fourth do., 
Christian Daubert, do. of the third do., 
Nicholas Lutz, Lieutenant Colonel of Flying Camp, 
Estate of the widow of Lieut't John Carothers, of the 

twelfth do., 
Widow and children of Abram Dorland, late private of 

the ninth reg't, • 
John Crawford, Lieutenant of Flying Camp, 
Estate of Captain William Miller, late of the seventh 

do., deceased, 19 19 4 



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SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 439 



George Vearhouse, late Matross of Artillery Artificers, 
Captain Jacob Weaver, late of the tenth do., 
Estate of John Carr, of the third regiment, deceased, 
Estate of James Burke, deceased, of the eleventh do., 
William Richey, Ensign of the Flying Camp, 
Abraham Dehuff, Esquire, late Captain of Atlee's do., 
Jacob Dovenberger, private of the tenth do., 
Andrew Hoge, private of do. do., 
Martin Duhl, private of the second do., 
Francis Murray, Lieutenant Col'l of the thirteenth do., 
John Erwin, Lieutenant of Flying Camp, 
Thomas Butler, Captain of the third regiment, 
Adolph Crucellius, Trumpet Major of C'l Lee's Le- 
gion, 
James Holmes, late Drummer of the eleventh do., 
Estate of Captain A. Bitten, deceased, late of the 

fourth do., 
William Shaw late Serjeant of the eleventh regiment, 
Conrad Franks, private of the second do., 
Isaac Davis, private of the sixth do, 
Patrick Fotherell, Matross of Artillery Artificers, 
Charles Right, of Chester county militia, 
Estate of John Haley, private of the sixth do., 
James Stephen, late second Lieutenant of the navy, 
Captain John Stolesberry, of the sixth reg't, 
Estate of Jacob Lute, private of the eleventh do., 
Thomas Webb, late Corporal of the second do., 
Andrew Barr, private of Col. Evan's reg't militia, 
Adam Hill, private of the fifth regiment, 
Samuel Edgar, Sergeant of the tenth do., 
Estate of John Flanaghan, private of the fifth do., 
Nicholas Leib, private of the fifth do., 
George Dolland, late private of Flying Camp, 
Thomas Jenny, late Lieutenant of the fifth do., 
John Barclay, Captain of the sixth do., 
Peter Reed, late private of the fifth -do., 
William Clark, late Corporal of Artillery, 
John Lochry, late private of the third do., 
John Miller, do. of the seventh do., 
Kathaniel Vanzandt, Captain of the fifth do., 
Ezra Patterson, late Lieutenant of Artillery, 
Henry Vanderslice, Corporal of the fifth do., 
Frederick Vernon, Major oi the eighth do., 
Samuel CulbertsGn, Captain of Flying Camp, 
John Barry, Dragoon of Cavalry, 
Joseph Worm, private of the seventh do., 
John Light, Corporal, 



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440 MINUTES OF THE 



George Lough, late private of the second do., 

Colonel James Chambers, of the first do., 

Reading Beatty, Surgeon of Artillery, 

Lieutenant Ercurius Beatty of the fourth do., 

Doctor Samuel Edminston, second Surgeon of General 

Hospital, 
Doctor Sol'n Hailing, late Sen'r Surgeon of do. do., 
Thomas Kelly, Dragoon, 
Captain David Ziegler, of the first do., 
Estate of William Lyons, late private of the fourth 

do., 
John O'Neal, Serjeant of the fourth do., 
John Mease, Corporal of the fourth do., 
James Hall, late private of the fifth do., 
Andrew Caldwell, Mate of general hospital, 
Frederick Dollinger, private of the German regiment, 
Captain Conrad Snyder, late of Flying Camp, 
Estate of Alexander Wilson, late of Haaen's do., 
Lieutenant John Kerr, of militia, 
William Nowland, private of Invalids do., 
Nicholas McKinzie, private of the third do., 
Thomas Wylie, Captain of Artillery Artificers, 
Josiah Wilson, Serjeant of Invalids do., 
William Vanleer, Captain of the ninth do., 
Doctor William Magaw, Surgeon of the fourth do., 
Lieutenant W'm McDowell, of the first do., 
Lieutenant John Armstrong, of the third do., 
Persifer Frazer, late Lieutenant Colonel of the fifth do. ; 
Captain John Christie, of the fifth do., 

Do. do. do. do., 

Lieutenant Edward Hovendon, of the sixth do., 
Lieutenant Benjamin Lodge, of the sixth do., 
Lieutenant Andrew Lytle, of the fifth do., 
Captain Robert Wilkin, of the sixth do., 
Lieutenant Edward Spear, of do. do., 
Estate of Edward McDaniel, private of Inv'd do., 



Interest. 


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SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 441 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, April 18th, 1785. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

Charles Biddle, John Whitehill, "} 

Jonathan Hoge, Stephen Balliet, and I Esquires. 

James McLene, John Neville, J 

The fine of five pounds imposed on Michael Power, on convic- 
tion of an assault and battery, and adjudged to be paid to the use 
of the State, was remitted. 

On application of Captain Porter, 

Ordered, That Mr. Commissary Stiles be directed to furnish 
him with a horseman's tent for the use of the Commissioners for 
running and marking the boundary of Pennsylvania to the west- 
ward. 

The following nomination of Deputies by the Surveyor General, 
agreeably to an act of Assembly passed on the seventh day of 
April, 1785, and intituled " An Act to provide further regulations 
whereby to secure fair and equal proceedings in the land office/* 
was presented to Council, and approved, on condition that such of 
the persons so nominated as are already Deputy Surveyors within 
the old purchase, be instructed to resign those appointments before 
a commission shall issue to him or them for a district within the 
new. 

Thomas Tucker, Chester county. 

John Buchanan, Carlisle, 

John Elder, junior, Paxton, Lancaster county. 

Richard Sherer, Philadelphia. 

John Clendinnin, Lancaster. 

John Huston, York county. 

James Harris, Cumberland. 

James Hamilton, Westmoreland. 

George Woods, jun'r, Bedford county. 

James Boyd, Lancaster. 

General James Potter, Northumberland- 
William Montgomery, jun'r, do. 

James Johnston, Esquire, Conecocheague- 

John Hoge, Cumberland. 

William Maclay, Northuml'd. 

Joseph Wallis, do. 

Thomas B. M'Lene, Franklin. 

Samuel Edmiston, Carlisle. 



442 MINUTES OF THR 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Messieurs 
Thomas Hutchins, David Rittenhouse and Nathan Sellers, for the 
sum of nioetv-five pounds one shilling and one penny specie, 
amount of their accounts as Commissioners for viewing roads, &ca., 
under the resolutions of Assembly of the fifteenth and twentienth 
instant. 

The Honorable William Henry, Joseph Gardner, David Jack- 
son, Charles Pettitand James Wilson, Esquires, were commissioned 
Delegates to represent this State in Congress. 

James Potter offered as his securities Daniel Montgomery and 
Frederick Antes, Esquires, who were approved by Council. 

Thomas Brown McLene offered as his securities the Honorable 
James McLene and Daniel McLene, and they were approved. 

James Johnston, Esquire, offered as his securities Thomas John- 
ston and John Johnston, who were in like manner approved. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honora- 
ble James McLene. Esquire, for the sum of fifteen pounds fifteen 
shillings specie, in full for his attendance in Council to the 
eighteenth instant, inclu. 

Mr. Stille was requested to attend at the Council Chamber on 
tomorrow at twelve o'clock. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, April 19th, 1785. 
present : 9 

His Excelleney JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
John McDowell, Daniel Hiester, "J 

Charles Twiddle, Jonathan Hoge, and I Esquires. 

John Neville, Stephen Balliet, J 

John Otto, Esquire, was appointed a Justice of the Peace and 
of the Court of Common Pleas for the county of Berks, upon a 
return made according to law for the borough of Reading, the va- 
cancy being occasioned by the removal of Valentine Eckhart, 
JSsquire. 

Enock Beer, Esquire, was appointed and commissioned a Justice 
of the Peace for the county of Northampton, upon a return made 
according to law, for the district of the townships of Lehigh and 
Towamensing. 

James Harris, appointed a Deputy Surveyor within this State, 
now offered as his securities Samuel Laird, Esquire, and James 
Irwin, of the county of Cumberland, who were approved by 
Council. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 443 

A letter from the Reverend Doctor John Ewing, declining h\a 
appointment as one of the Commissioners for running and marking 
the western boundary of this Commonwealth, from the south-west- 
ern corner thereof to the north-west corner of the same, was read. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Captain 
Stephen Porter, for the sum of fifty pounds specie, to enable him 
to make the necessary purchases for the accommodation of the 
Commissioners appointed to run and mark the boundary of this 
Commonwealth, from the south-west corner thereof to the north- 
west corner of the same. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 20th, 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency *JOIIN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
John Neville, Stephen Balliet, ~) 

Jonathan Hoge, Charles Biddle, and > Esquires. 

John Boyd, Daniel Hiester, J 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of William 
Bell, for arms and accoutrements lost at the reduction of Fort 
Washington, in the year 1776, was read and approved. 

A letter from Charles Thomson, Esquire, inclosing an act of 
Congress of the thirteenth instant, was read. 

Robert McKee and Alexander Sturgeon, were offered as securi- 
ties for John Clendinnin, Deputy Surveyor, and approved. 

George Woods, Esquire, and Samuel Davidson, were offered as 
securities for George Woods, Jun'r, as a Deputy Surveyor, and ac- 
cepted. 

William Shaw and Robert Fruit, were offered by Richard She- 
rer, Esquire, a Deputy Surveyor, as his securities, and approved, 

A letter from John Van Campen, Esquire, of Northampton county, 
was read. 

A return of an election of Justices of the Peace for the district 
of Upper Smithfield and Delaware townships, in Northampton 
county, was read, and upon consideration, declared to be irregular 
and void. 

A return of an election of Justices of the Peace for the district 
of Hamilton and Lower Smithfield townships, in the county of 
Northampton, was read, and upon consideration, unanimously de- 
clared to be irregular and void. 



444 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 



Philadelphia, Thursday, April 21st, 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

John Neville, Stephen Balliet, ~) 

Jonathan Hoge, Charles Biddle, and l l Esquires. 

John Boyd, Daniel Hiester, J 

Council taking into consideration " A supplement to the acts for 
raising an impost on goods, wares, and merchandize, imported, and 
for securing more effectually the revenues arising from the same," 
by which they are authorized to appoint a proper person to con- 
tract and agree for a suitable house or building on rent, suited to 
the accommodation of the several offices of the Collector of the Cus- 
toms, Naval Officer, Collector of Tonnage, and Wardens of the 
Port, 

Resolved, That Sharp Delany, Esquire, be the person so ap- 
pointed to contract for a house, agreeably to the supplement afore- 
said. 

Council proceeded, to the farther appointment of officers under 
the late act of Assembly of the fourth instant, when it appeared 
that John Lukens, Esquire, was re-appointed Surveyor General; Fran- 
cis Johnston, Esquire, Receiver General; and David Kennedy, Es- 
quire, Secretary of the Land Office, for the term of five years re- 
spectively, if not sooner removed agreeably to law. 

The re-appointment of a Flour Trier, under the act aforesaid, was 
postponed untill to-morrow. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, April 22nd, 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
John Neville, Stephen Balliet, ") 

Jonathan Hoge, Charles Biddle, and V Esquires. 

John Boyd, Daniel Hiester, ) 

Samuel Edmiston, a Deputy Surveyor within the new purchase, 
offered as his securities, William McFarlane and William GaM 
braith, of the county of Cumberland ; and William Gray and Jo- 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 445 

seph Wallace, Esquires, Deputy Surveyors within the old pur- 
chase, presented as their securities, William Wilson and Thomas 
Grant, anlf Samuel Wallis and John Lowden, of the county of 
Northumberland, all of whom were approved by Council. 

Joseph Wallace aforesaid, appointed a Deputy Surveyor to a 
new district, resigned that appointment; upon which Alexander 
McDowell, Esquire, of Carlisle, was named by the Surveyor Gene- 
ral as a proper person to succeed to the vacancy thus occasioned. 
Mr. McDowell was approved by Council. 

Agreeably to the order of yesterday. Council this day proceeded 
to the appointment of an Inspector of Flour for the city and county 
of Philadelphia; and the votes being taken, it appeared that James 
Read, Esquire, was elected, and a commission issued accordingly. 

Alexander Hunter, Esquire, was appointed Collector of Excise 
for the county of Northumberland. 

George Graff, Esquire, was appointed Collector of Excise for 
Northampton county. 

John Christie, Esquire, was appointed Collector of Excise for 
the county of Chester. 

Hugh Gardner, Esquire, was appointed Inspector of Flour for 
the county of Westmoreland. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Captain 
Stephen Porter, for the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds specie, 
for the purpose of discharging the incidental expences of the com- 
mission for running and marking the western boundary of this 
Commonwealth ; for which sum he is to be accountable. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, April 23rd, 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President, 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Yice President, 

John Neville, Charles Biddle, 1 

Jonathan Hoge, Stephen Balliet, and I Esquires. 

John Boyd, Daniel Hiester, J 

Jonathan Hoge ? Esquire, and John Caruthers, of Cumberland 
county, were offered as securities for John Hoge, lately appointed 
a Deputy Surveyor. 

A petition from Lewis Weiss, Esquire, praying to be appointed 
Register of all German passengers, was read. 

A memorial from Lewis Farmer, praying that the appointment 
of the Register aforesaid may be postponed until a recommendation 
of a proper person be made by the German society, was read. 



446 MINUTES OF THE 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Colonel 
.John Biyard, for the sum of thirty-seven pounds spec^, for the 
purpose of defraying the travelling expenses of the Commissioners 
provided by resolution of the General Assembly dated the eighth 
iustant, appointed to proceed to Wioming. 

On application of William Henry, Enquire, Lieutenant of the 
city and Liberties of Philadelphia, an order was drawn upon the 
Treasurer in his favor for the sum of one hundred and sixty pounds 
specie, for the purpose of discharging the incidental expences of the 
exercise of the city battalions, to be paid out of the militia fines 
arising from the said battalions ; for which he is to account. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of John Nich- 
olson, Esquire, for two hundred pounds specie, in full for one 
quarter's salary due to him as Comptroller General, and ending the 
twelfth instant. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of James 
Duncan, as Clerk to him from the twenty-first of February to the 
sixth of April, 1785, was read and approved, and an order drawn 
in his favor for twenty-four pounds nine shillings and seven pence. 

The case of Alexander Caracher, with its inclosures, was referred 
to the Comptroller General, with directions that he proceed to set- 
tle the account of the said Caracher, agreeably to law. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, April 25th, 1785. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

Jonathan Hoge, Stephen Balliet, and") 

John Neville, Daniel Hiester, y Esquires. 

Charles Biddle, J 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honor- 
able John McDowell, Esquire, for the sum thirteen pounds twelve 
shillings and six pence specie, due to him for his attendance iu 
Council till this day, (included,) and his mileage. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honor- 
able Charles Biddle, Esquire, for the sum of thirty-one pounds 
ten shillings specie, in full for his attendance in Council till this 
day, included. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of William 
Rees, for the sum of fifty pounds specie, for the improvement of 
the State House lot, according to acts of the General Assembly of 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 447 

the twentieth day of February, 1735-'6, and fourteenth day of 
May, 1762, and resolution of Assembly of the twenty-fifth of Sep- 
tember, 1783, for which he is to account. 

Council proceeded to the appointment of a Register of all Ger- 
man passengers, agreeably to act of Assembly, and the votes being 
taken, Lewis Farmer, Esq'r, was elected to that office. 

A record of the conviction and sentence of Andrew Le Blanc, 
Lewis Collinet, and Samuel Preston, was laid before the Council, 
and read. 

Ordered, That the Secretary be directed to inform Mr. Marbois, 
Consul General of France, that Council are now in possession of a 
record of the Court in the case of Lewis Collinet, and that agreea- 
bly to his desire, an audience upon that subject will be given him 
by Council to-morrow. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, April 26th, 1785. 
present : 
Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire. Vice President. 
Jonathan Hoge, Stephen Balliet, and 



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John Neville, Daniel Hiester, J-Esquirea,, 

Charles Riddle, 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the accounts of Samuel 
Moore and George Smith, as volunteers under the command of 
Captain John Boyd, for pay, &ca., was read and approved. 

A letter from Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Harmer, was read. 

A letter was written to Lawrence Keene, Esquire, directing an 
inquiry into the late election of a Justice of the Peace for the dis- 
trict of Penn's township, upon the complaint of Peter Hosterman. 

David Kittenhouse, Esquire, and Robert Irwine, both of this 
city, were offered as the securities of John Lukens, Esquire, Sur- 
veyor General, and approved. 

Elijah Weed and William Gray were offered as the securities of 
Francis Johnston, Esquire, Receiver General of the Land Office, 
and approved. 

Michael Morgan O'Brien, Francis Johnston, George Campbell, 
and Francis Nicholls, Esquires, were offered the securities of Sharp 
Delany, Esquire, Collector of the Customs, and approved. 

Alexander Lowry and Samuel Boyd, of the borough of Lancas- 
ter, were offered as the securities of James Cunningham, Esquire, 
a Deputy Surveyor, and approved. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Casper Doll, 
for fifty-seven pounds twelve shillings and ten pence State money, 



448 MINUTES OF THE 

in full for principal and interest due upon his certificate for a mare 
furnished for public use, to be paid according to resolution of As- 
sembly of the eighth of April, 1782. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 27th, 1785. 
tresent : 
The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 
Jonathan Hoge, Stephen Balliet, and 



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John Neville, Daniel Hiester. y Esquires. 

Charles Biddle, 

The Comptroller General's report upon the accounts of Lieuten- 
ant James Jones, was read and approved. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honora- 
ble John Neville, Esquire, for the sum of nine pounds twelve shil- 
lings and six pence specie, in full for his attendance in Council 
uutill the twenty-seventh instant, inclusively. 
On consideration, 

Ordered, That General Neville be authorized, upon his return 
to Washington county, to place some fit person in the possession of 
the buildings at Fort Mcintosh, with directions to keep them, and 
the public timber upon the adjoining lands, in a state of as much 
preservation as possible. 

On the letter from Mt. Bradford of yesterday, 

Ordered, That Jonathan D. Sergeant, Esquire, be employed in 
behalf of this Commonwealth in the cause now depending between 
the children of Andrew Allen and the State; that all the papers in 
the possession of Council relating to the late election of Lancaster 
be transmitted to the Attorney General for his information ; and 
that an order be drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of William 
Bradford, jun'r, Esquire, for the sum of one hundred pounds spe- 
cie, in part of his salary as Attorney General, for which sum he is 
to account. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honor- 
able Jonathan Hoge, for thirty-one pounds sixteen shillings spe- 
cie, in full for his attendance in Council to the twenty-seventh 
instant, and his mileage. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 449 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, April 28th, 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
Charles Biddle, Isaac Meason, and \ ™ 

Stephen Balliet, Daniel Hiester, J ° 

Council took into consideration the cases of Andrew Le Blanc, 
Lewis Collinet, and Samuel Preston; and 

Resolved, That warrants issue for the execution of the said An- 
drew Le Blanc and Samuel Preston, agreeably to the sentence of 
the Court of Oyer and Terminer, on Saturday the seventh day of 
May next. 

Ordered, That from the representations which have been made 
in favor of Lewis Collinet, he be pardoned, on condition that he 
immediately depart this State to foreign parts beyond the sea, and 
do not return to either of the tJnited States of America. 

John Proctor and William Todd were offered as the securities of 
James Hamilton, a Deputy Surveyor,* and approved. 

Samuel Miles and Samuel Wallis were offered as the securities 
of Thomas Tucker, a Deputy Surveyor, and approved. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Mr. Jo- 
seph Stiles, for the sum of twenty pounds, for the purpose of erect- 
ing a shed for sheltering the cannon, stores, &ca. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, April 29th, 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
Charles Biddle, Isaac Meason, ? ™ 

Stephen Balliet, Daniel Heister, 5 ^ S( l uires - 

Joseph Reed and Daniel May, Esquires, Justices of the Peace 
for the county of York, were this day, on motion of Mr. M'Callis- 
ter, appointed Justices of the Court of Common Pleas within the 
said county. 

John Buchannan, Esquire, a Deputy Surveyor, offers as his se- 
curities, Stephen Duncan and John Crcigh, of the town of Car- 
lisle, who were approved. 
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450 MINUTES OF THE 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, April 30th, 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
John Boyd, Isaac Meason, and "J 

Richard M'Alister, Daniel Hiester, I Esquires. ' 
Charles Biddle, J 

Sharp Delany, Esquire, attending in Council, the oaths of alle- 
giance and of office, prescribed by the Constitution and the laws, 
were administered unto him. 

A draft of a letter to Thomas Smith, Esquire, apprizing him of 
a number of counterfeit certificates, and requiring the closest at- 
tention to all that may be offered for interest, agreeably to the late 
funding law, was read and approved. 

A letter from Thomas Smith, Esquire, requesting an order of 
Council for a sum of money, agreeably to the law passed on the 
sixteenth day of March, 1785. ' 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honor- 
able Stephen Balliet, Esquire, for twenty-six pounds five shil- 
lings, in full for his attendance in Council untill the thirtieth 
instant, inclusively. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, May 2nd, 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
John Boyd, Isaac Meason, and "J 

Richard McCallister, Daniel Hiester, V Esquires. 

Charles Biddle, J 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Hon'ble 
John Boyd, Esquire, for the sum of seventy-seven pounds seven- 
teen shillings and six pence specie, due to him as a member of 
Council from the first day of February to the thirtieth day of April, 
1785, inclusively. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Frederick 
Sneider, for the sum of fifteen pounds, due to him as Door-keeper 
untill the first instant, inclusively. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 451 

The fines adjudged to be paid to the use of the Commonwealth 
by James Hastings and John O'Laughlin, at the County Court of 
Philadelphia, held on the seventh day of June, 1784, were re- 
mitted. 

A letter from the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, declaring the ac- 
knowledgment by Congress of Monsieur Heineken as Consul from 
their High Mightinesses the States General, for Pennsylvania and 
the Delaware, was read, and an order taken that public announcia- 
tion of him in that quality be made. 

A letter from Michael Hillegas, Benjamin Fuller, and Matthew 
Clarkson, Esquire, Managers of the State Lottery, reporting the 
number of tickets yet unsold, was read. 

The President and Vice President attend the Board of Property 
this day. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, May 3rd, 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 



The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

Richard McAlister, Isaac Meason, "] 

Charles Biddle, John Boyd, and I Esquires. 

Stephen Balliet, Daniel Hiester, J 

A letter, with the list of the persons intituled to lands from this 
State, (with the quantity of acres annexed,) agreeably to the several 
grants to officers and soldiers, &ca., was received from the Comp- 
troller General. 

On the Comptroller General's report in the case of Herman 
Courter, 

Ordered, That the certificates paid into the Treasurer by Chris- 
topher Stewart, Esquire, for a messuage, snuff mill, &ca., in the 
township of the Northern Liberties and county of Philadelphia, 
sold as late the estate of Jonathan Adams, an attainted traitor, but 
since decreed by the Supreme Court to have been the property of 
David Franks at the time of the attainder of the said Adams, be 
now returned to said Herman Courter, who had purchased the 
premisses from said Stewart. I 

On the application of John Story, Esquire, an additional Com- 
missioner to settle the accounts of the inhabitants of this State 
with the United States, an order was drawn in his favor for the 
sum of five hundred dollars, to enable him to discharge the duties 
of his appointment, for which sum he is to be accountable. 



452 MINUTES OF THE 

A draft of a letter to the Surveyor General, informing him of the 
numbers and several quantities of lands, as reported by the Comp- 
troller General this day, and requesting him to direct his deputies 
to first survey the lands the most remote from the north and western 
lines, was read and approved. 

Samuel Wright, of Susquehanna, and John Jordan, of the borough 
of Lancaster, were offered as sureties for James Boyd, a Deputy 
Surveyor, and approved. 

Mr. Balliet attended the President as a member of the Board of 
Property. 

Upon the petition of Christopher Dugan, convicted of larceny in 
the city of Philadelphia, it was 

Ordered, That the corporal punishment and the fine adjudged to 
be paid to the use of the State, be remitted. 

A letter to John Story, Esquire, additional Commissioner for 
settling accounts, requesting him to enter upon the execution of 
his office as soon as possible, in Washington, and to proceed there- 
on in the counties of Westmoreland and Fayette, unless circum- 
stances shall hereafter require any alteration of this direction. 

Upon the petition of Garret and Abraham Fiscup, of Westmore- 
land county, 

Ordered, That the execution of whatever may be the sentence 
of the Court of Quarter Sessions, upon the proceedings already had 
before them, against the said Garret and Abraham Fiscup, on the 
charge of having stolen a hog, be suspended until the farther or- 
ders of this Board be known. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, "Wednesday, May 4th, 1785. 
present : 
The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, President. 
Isaac Meason, Daniel Hiester, and 



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John Boyd, Charles Biddle, y Esquires. 

Stephen Balliet, 

Upon the petition .of Godfrey Zimmerman, convicted of larceny 
in the city of Philadelphia, at the April Sessions of the City Court, 
1784, 

Ordered, That the fine which by sentence of the Court he was 
adjudged to pay to the use of the State, be remitted. 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the following accounts 
were read and approved, vizt : 

Of Samuel Adams, Collector of Excise in the county of Fayette, 
untill the twenty-eighth day of February, 1785. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 453 

Of Archibald M'Clean, Esquire, as Prothonotary of the county 
of York, untill the twenty-eighth of March, 1785. 

Of Christopher Junior and Charles Marshall, for articles furnish- 
ed the War office. 

Of Caleb Davis, Esquire, for the tax upon writs in Chester 
county. 

Of Lieutenant Colonel James Cowdon, of Lancaster county, for 
militia services, &ca. 

Of Joseph Work, Esquire, late Sheriff of Lancaster county. 

Of Colonel Robert Elder, of Lancaster county, for arms and 
blankets furnished in 1777 ; and 

Of do., for militia services in the years 1777, 1778 and 1779 ; 
and 

Of Jacob Viney, for an anchor taken for the Chevaux de Frize. 

The Comptroller General's reports upon Frederick White's and 
John Coffman's certificates of having furnished a mare each for the 
public service, was read, and orders drawn agreeably thereto, for the 
sum of fifty-one pounds and three pence State money, to Frederick 
White; and forty-eight pounds State money, to John Coffman, to 
be paid according to resolution of Assembly of the eighth of April, 
1782. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Samuel Mont- 
gomery, Esquire, for the sum of fourteen pounds seventeen shillings 
and two pence, in full of his account against the late Commission- 
ers for Indian business, to wit : The transportation of stores. 

Upon application of Francis Gurney, Esquire, and George West- 
coat, 

Ordered, That deeds be made out to the said Francis Gurney 
and George Westcoat, for their proportions of the city lots No. 
1615, 1616 and 1617, late the property of William Crispen, agree- 
ably to the sale made to them by the Sheriff. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, May 5th, 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
And as yesterday. 

John Elder and Robert Awl were accepted as the sureties of 
John Elder, Esquire, a Deputy Surveyor. 

A return of militia officers for the county of Northumberland, 
was read, and commissions directed to issue accordingly. 



454 MINUTES OF THE 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of John Nich- ' 
olson, Esquire, Comptroller General, for the sum of ODe hundred 
State money, for paying one-third of depreciation, accordiDg to act 
of Assembly dated the 13th April, 1782. 

j_, William Kelly and William Smith having been commis- 
g sionated Justices of the Peace for the townships of Bapho and 
g Montjoy, upon returns irregularly made, and having after re- 
g- peated notice given, neglected to resign their commissions to 
S* this Board, 

Ordered, That supersedeases issue agreeably to an order of Coun- 
cil bearing date the fourth day of September, one thousand seven 
hundred and eighty-four. 

Upon the petition of Benjamin Gregory, convicted of larceny at 
the October Sessions of the City Court, 

Ordered, That the fine adjudged to be paid by him to the use of 
the State, be remitted. 

Council taking into consideration the resignation of Doctor John 
Ewing, the absence of Thomas Hutchins, Esquire, and the impro- 
bability of the northern boundary being ascertained this year; 
thereupon, 

Resolved, That David Bittenhouse and Andrew Porter, Es- 
quires, be appointed Commissioners to run and mark the boundary 
of this Commonwealth, from the south-western corner thereof to 
the north-western corner of the same ; and that Andrew Elliott, 
Esquire, be appointed a Commissioner, in coDJunction with David 
Bittenhouse and Andrew Porter, Esquires, or either of them, or 
such other Commissioner or Commissioners as may be appointed by 
Council, to run and mark the boundary of this Commonwealth, 
from the river Ohio, where it crosses the same, to the north-west 
corner of the State. 

Ordered, That Monday next be appointed for a hearing upon the 
claim of Captain Thomas Mason to city lots, under old rights. 

The following report from the Surveyor General was read, and 
the persons named approved by Council : 

Surveyor General's Office, May 5th, 1785. 
In pursuance of an act of the General Assembly, passed at Phila- 
delphia the twenty-fourth day of February, 1785, intituled M An 
Act for directing the mode of distributing the donation lands pro- 
mised to the troops of this Commonwealth, w I have nominated the 
following persons to Council for their approbation, to be appointed 
Deputy Surveyors of the donation lands on the west of the Alle- 
gheny river, vizt : Major William Alexander, Benjamin Lodge, 
Captain James Christie, Ephraim Douglass, Griffith Evans, James 
Dickinson, John Henderson, William Power, junior, Peter Light, 
Andrew Henderson, James Dickinson, James Hoge, David Watt, 
. of Shearman's valley, Alexander McDowell. 

JOHN LUKENS, S. Gen'l. 
To his Excellency the President and Council. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 455 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Captain 
Thomas Stokely, lor the sum of twenty-seven pounds State money, 
for horse hire, agreeably to the Comptroller General's report. 

A letter from Mr. David Lennox, stating a complaint against 
Plunket Fleeson, Esquire, was read. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, May 6th, 1785. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Yice President. 

Isaac Meason, Daniel Hiester, and 1 

John Boyd, Charles Biddle, L Esquires. 

Stephen Balliet, J 

A petition from Charles Champaign, entreating Council to relieve 
him from the office of Collector of militia fines, was read and re- 
ferred to the Lieutenant of the city. 

Frederick Watt and Robert Craig, Esquires, were offered as the 
securities of David Watt, a Deputy Surveyor, under the appoint- 
ment of yesterday. . 

Jacob Auld, of Montgomery, Jacob Barnitz, of York, and Ger- 
ardus Wynkoop, of Bucks county, were appointed Collectors of 
Excise for their respective counties. 

Doctor Barnabas Binney, and Matthew Irvine, Esquires, were of- 
fered as the securities of John Nicholson, Esquire, Comptroller 
General of Accounts, and accepted. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honor- 
able James Irvine, Esquire, for the sum of eighty-three pounds six 
shillings and eight pence specie, for his salary to the fifth instant, 
as Vice President of the State. 

A letter was written to the Receiver General of the Land Office, 
stating the great precaution which, from the number of counterfeit 
certificates, it is become necessary to observe, in receiving these 
securities. 



456 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, May the seventh, 1785. 
present : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 
Charles Biddle, Daniel Hiester, and 1 

John Boyd, Isaac Meason, }► Esquires. 

Stephen Balliet, J 

Griffith Evans, a Deputy Surveyor, offered as his securities Mr. 
Matthew McConnel and David Kennedy, Esquire ; and they were 
accepted. 

And James Dickinson, under a similar appointment, offered 
Colonel Thomas Procter and Matthew Hand; and they were 
accepted. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer, in favor of Dorcey Pen- 
tecost, Esquire, for three pounds specie, being money advanced by 
him to Mr. William Croghen, for the transportation of two hundred 
and fifty pounds from this city to the county of Washington, and 
its deposit in the hands of the Lieutenant of the s'd county. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Jonathan 
Roberts, one of the Commissioners for erecting public buildings in 
the county of Montgomery, for the sum of two hundred pounds 
specie, to be paid out of the monies arising from the sale of the 
old prison and workhouse materials, agreeably to an aet of Assem- 
bly, intituled "An Act for .erecting part of the County of 
Philadelphia into a separate County ;" for which sum he is to be 
accountable. 

A deed was examined and signed by the President, to Richard 
Wister, for lot number sixty-two, of the Barrack ground, sold for 
one hundred and seven pounds specie : deed dated this day. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, May 9th, 1785. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
Stephen Balliet, Issac Meason and ~) 

Richard McAlister, Daniel Hiester, I Esquires 

John Boyd, J 

John Nicholson, Esquire, attended in Council, and took the 
oaths prescribed by the constitution and the laws of the state, to 
qualify him for his office of Comptroller General. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 457 

William Montgomery, jun'r, Deputy Surveyor, offered William 
Montgomery, Esquire, and Daniel Montgomery, as his securities ; 
and they were accepted. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Mr. Conrad 
Kreider, for nine pounds nine shillings and eleven pence specie, in 
full of his account for rations furnished to the troops lately sent to 
Wioming. 

Benjamin Lodge, a Deputy Surveyor, offered Colonel John Car- 
nahan and Major Michael Huffnagle, as his securities; and they 
were accepted. 

A letter from Governor Clinton, advising that Commissioners for 
ascertaining the Jurisdiction Line between this Commonwealth 
and the State of New York, are now appointed on the part of the 
latter, and requesting that the time and manner of executing the 
business be committed to the Commissioners of the two States, 
respectively, was read ; and an order taken that David Rittenhouse, 
Esquire, and Colonel Andrew Porter, be desired to enter upon an 
immediate correspondence with the New York Commissioners, for 
this purpose. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, May 10th, 1785. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. • 

Stephen Balliet, Isaac Meason, and "J 

Richard McAlister, Daniel Hiester, > Esquires. 

John Boyd, J 



An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of John 
Nicholson, Esquire, Comptroller General, for the sum of live hun- 
dred pounds State money, for the purpose of paying one-third part 
of depreciation due to the officers and soldiers of the Pennsylvania 
line, according to act of the General Assembly passed the thir- 
teenth day of April, 1782. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Thomas 
Smith, Esquire, Loan Officer, for twenty thousand pounds in bills 
of credit of the new emission, according to an act of the General 
Assembly intituled " An Act for furnishing the quota of this State 
towards paying the annual interest of the debts of the United 
States, and for funding and paying the interest of the public debts 
of this State/' passed the sixteenth day of March, 1785, for which 
sum he is to account. 



453 MINUTES OF THE 

Agreeably to a former order, Council proceeded to hear the claims 
of Thomas Mason to a city lot; and upon consideration, 

Ordered, That a determination upon them be postponed. 

Ordered, That Tuesday next be set apart for hearing the similar 
claims of Messieurs Moore, Wells and Hill, and Nicholas Young. 

Council taking into consideration that for the settlement of the 
claims of individuals within this State against the United States, 
it would be proper for Mr. Story, the additional Commissioner, to 
have recourse to the books and papers of the offices, who have 
given their notes or certificates for the balances, 

Ordered, That Mr. Story be desired to make application to the 
Commissioners of the Treasury, requesting them to direct that the 
several Quarter Masters, Commissaries, and other persons who have 
issued certificates or given their notes as aforesaid, do make him a 
return of the same, or that he be authorized to call upon them for 
such return, to enable him to proceed upon the business of his ap- 
pointment. 

Jacob Arndt and Robert Traill, Esquires, were accepted as secu- 
rities for George Palmer, Deputy Surveyor for Northampton 
county. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, May 11th, 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
George Wall, John Boyd, 



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Stephen Balliet, Isaac Meason, and ^Esquires. 

Richard McAlister, Daniel Hiester, 

Walter Finney and Thomas Henderson were offered as securities 
for Andrew Henderson, a Deputy Surveyor of the donation lands, 
and accepted. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Mr. Wil- 
liam Rees, for the sum of fifty pounds specie, to be applied to the 
improvement of the State House lott, for which sum he is to ac- 
count. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Board of 
Wardens of the Port of Philadelphia, for the sum of four thousand 
one hundred pounds specie, for the purpose of enabling Thomas 
Davis to erect piers in the river Delaware for sheltering shipping, 
agreeably to contract with Council of this day, and according to 
resolution of the General Assembly dated the twenty-fourth of 
September, 1783. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 459 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the accounts of Wil- 
liam Mitchell, Esquire, and William Chcsney, were read and dis- 
approved. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, May 12th, 1785. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSQN, Esquire, President 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

Stephen Balliet, John Boyd, ") 

George Wall, Junior, Isaac Meason, I Esquires. 

Richard McCallister, J 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Jonathan 
Dickinsou Sergeant, Esquire, for the sum of thirty pounds specie, 
as a fee for his services in the cause now depending between the 
Commonwealth and the children of Andrew Allen. 

Upon reconsidering the order of Council of the eighth day of 
April last, directing the building a public arsenal on the lot bound- 
ed by the eighth street from Delaware Spruce and Locust streets, 



Ordered, That the said arsenal be constructed upon the corner 
of the public square between Thirteenth street and Juniper alley. 

The fine adjudged to be paid to the use of the State by Matthias- 
Lukens, upon conviction of manslaughter at a Court of Oyer and 
Terminer held at Philadelphia in September, 1783, was remitted. 

John Craig, Esquire, and Daniel Houston, of Lancaster county,. 
were accepted as securities for John Houston, a Deputy Surveyor. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of James Snod- 
grass, for the sum of forty pounds specie, being that proportion of 
the reward of one hundred pounds specie, due for apprehending 
Solomon Vickars, which, by the determination of Council, falls to 
his share. 

The fines adjudged to be paid to the use of the State by George 
Donivan, on conviction of larceny at the July Sessions of the city 
Court, 1783 ; by Francis Rose, convicted of the same offence at 
the July Sessions of the same Court, 1784 ; by Roger McClena- 
ghan, convicted of the same offence at the same CouFt, in June 
Sessions of 1784; by Philip Cooke, convicted of larceny upon 
two indictments, at the October Sessions of the City Court, 1784 ; 
and by John Moore, convicted of horse stealing in June, 1784, 
were remitted. 

Two deeds were examined and signed by his Excellency the 
President to David Dietrich, for lot number 71, and to J;ohn Giaul 



460 MINUTES OF THE 

for lot number 7 of the Barrack's grounds, in the Northern Liber- 
ties. Consideration of the former, one hundred and eight pounds ; 
and the latter one hundred and fifty pounds. Deeds dated the 
tenth of May instant. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, May 13th, 1785, 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

Stephen Balliet, John Boyd, and ") 

George Wall, junior, Isaac Meason, V Esquires. 

Richard McCaJlister, ) 

A memorial from .the Wardens of the Port of this day, being 
read, . 

Ordered, That they be desired to enter into contract with the 
proprietors of land at Marcushook, for preventing an improper ex- 
tension of wharves into the river. 

A resolution of the General Assembly of the thirty-first day of 
March, 1785, respecting the navigation of the river Delaware and 
its branches, as far up as the Cushicton Mountain, was read, and 
an order taken that a copy of it be transmitted to the Governor of 
New Jersey, and that a duplicate copy be made out for the Com- 
missioners for ascertaining the islands, &ca., of the river Delaware. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honora- 
ble George Wall, jun'r, Esquire, for the sum of thirty-seven pounds 
ten shillings specie, for defraying the expences of the Commission- 
ers appointed under resolutions of Assembly for ascertaining the 
islands in the river Delaware and its navigable branches. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Mr. Stephen 
Porter, Commissioner to the Commissioners for running and marking 
the western boundary of this State, for the sum of three hundred 
pounds, for which he is to account. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Jacob Shively, 
for the sum of fifty-seven pounds twelve shillings, State money, 
upon his certificate of having furnished a horse for public service, 
to be paid according to resolution of the General Assembly dated 
the eighth of April, 1782. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 461 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, May 14th, 1785. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

Stephen Balliet, John Boyd, and ~) 

George^Wall, jun'r, Isaac Meason, I Esquires. 

Richard McCallister, J 

The Comptroller General's report upon the accounts of Dewall 
Kuhn, late a soldier in Captain John Vannetten's Ranging company, 
and a prisoner with the enemy, was read and approved, and an or- 
der drawn in his favor for the sum of seven pounds ten shillings, 
being a part of the sum reported to be due to him, to be paid out 
of the arrears of the eighteen penny tax in the counties of North- 
ampton, Cumberland, Bedford, Westmoreland and Washington, 
and appropriated to the defence of the Frontier, by resolution of 
the General Assembly of the first of April, 1782. 

The fines of William Matthews and William Flaugherty, con- 
victed of larceny on two indictments, before the City Court, at their 
last April Sessions, were remitted, upon the recommendation of the 
Court. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer for the sum of forty 
pounds, in favor of John Rice, agreeably to the minute of this 
Board of the thirtieth of March, 1785. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, May 16th, 1785. 
present : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 
Stephen Balliet, John Boyd, ~) 

George Wall, jun'r, Isaac Meason, I Esquires. 

Richard McCallister, J 

William Hall and* Andrew Tybout were accepted as securities for 
Edward Bartholomew, Esquire, Collector of Excise for the city and 
county of Philadelphia. 



462 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, May 17th, 1785. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

Charles Biddle, Isaac Meason, >?| 

John Boyd, John Whitehill, and ! p 

Richard McAllister, Daniel Hiester, J ™ 

Stephen Balliot, J 

The consideration of claims to city lots directed by order of 
Council to be taken up this day, was postponed 'till Thursday next. 

Council agreed to reconsider the report of the Comptroller Gen- 
eral upon the accounts of William Mitchell and William Chesney, 
Esquires, late Agents for the sale of Confiscated Estates in the 
county of York, disapproved on the eleventh instant ; upon which 
it was 

Resolved, That the aforesaid report be approved. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of the estate 
of William Chriswell, for a horse, (his property,) killed in the 
public service, was read and approved. 

Walter Finney and Mark Wilcox, were accepted as the securities 
for Andrew Henderson, Esquire, a Deputy Surveyor of the dona- 
tion lands. 

A return of an election of Burgesses, &ca., for the borough of 
Reading, was read. 

A petition of Colonel James Moore, and others, was read and 
postponed. 

The following deeds were examined and signed by the President 
in Council : 

To Francis Gurney, for the eastermost moiety of city lots num- 
bered 1615,1616 aud 1617; and to George Westcoat, for the 
westermost moiety of the said lots, which lots were sold to William 
Crispin and Alexander Power, whose rights respectively became 
vested in the said Francis Gurney and George Westcoat. Consid- 
eration ^111 0. Deeds dated the 17th of May instant. 

To Peter Paris, for a lot of ground and stables, late of John 
Parrock, containing in breadth on Sassafras street twenty-five feet, 
and in depth fifty-one feet. Consideration money thirteen thousand 
two hundred pounds ; three-fourths of which sum has been paid 
to the Treasury, the remaining one-fourth reduced to a ground rent, 
payable to the University. 

To Samuel Wilson, for 210 acres and 130 perches of land situ- 
ate on Manackesy, in Allen township, in the county of Northamp- 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 463 

ton, late the estate of Andrew Allen, and forfeited by his attainder 
of high treason. Consideration money ^61 ,691 2 8. Deed dated 
May the 17th, 1785. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, May 18th, 1785, 

present : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

Charles Biddle, Isaac Meason, "^ 

John Boyd, John Whitehill, and J r, 

Richard McAllister, Daniel Hiester, f * 

Stephen Balliet, J 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honor- 
able Daniel Hiester, for the sum of twenty-five pounds seven shil- 
lings and six pence specie, due to him for his attendance at this 
Board untill this day inclusively. 

John Bayard, Persifer Frazier and George Smith, Esquires, a 
committee of the General Assembly attending in Council, pre- 
sented a written report of their late proceedings at Wioming, un- 
der the resolution of Assembly of the eighth of April, 1785. 
Upon application of William Lewis, Esquire, 

Ordered, That the deposition of Benjamin Chew, Esquire, in 
the case of a claim preferred by Sarah Allen and her children, to 
a tract of land called the Big Springs, and presented to Council, 
with the petition of the said Sarah Allen, on the fifth day of June, 
1781, be restored to Mrs. Allen, or her attorney. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honor- 
able John Bayard, Esquire, Persifer Frazier and George Smith, 
Esquires, for the sum of fifty-seven pounds specie, being the bal- 
lance due by the Comptroller General's report upon their account 
as Commissioners to Wioming, under the resolution of the General 
Assembly of the eighth of April last. 



464 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, May 19th, 1785. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
Charles Biddle, Isaac Meason, 1 

John Boyd, John Whitehill, and I ™ 

Richard Mc A lister, Daniel Hiester, [ " 

Stephen Balliet, J 

Agreeably to the order of Council of the seventeenth, Messieurs 
Samuel Preston Moore and Richard Wells, two of the devisees of 
Richard Hill, deceased, attended in Council, and a consideration of 
their claims to a number of city lots was resumed; on which it was 
determined that a right to the city lots on the Schuylkill side of 
Philadelphia, appurtenant to the original purchase of ten thousand 
acres of land by Nicholas Moore, is in the devisees of the said 
Richard Hill, according to the shares conveyed to him by Nicholas 
Moore, son, and William Sluby and Sarah his wife, daughter of 
Nicholas Moore, the original purchaser. 

The plan of the piers to be erected in the river Delaware at 
Marcus Hook, was delivered to the Wardens of the Port of Phila- 
delphia by the Vice President, to be returned to Council when 
called for. 

The Comptroller General's account upon the account of Thomas 
Hewitt, Esquire, and John Kelly, Esquire, Agents of Forfeited 
Estates in Northumberland county, was read and approved. 

A letter from Andrew Elliot, Esquire, dated the fourth of May, 
1785, accepting the appointment of Commissioner for running and 
ascertaining the western boundary of this State, was read, and 
ordered to be filed. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, May 20th, 1785. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Elonorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
Charles Biddle, Isaac Meason, "1 

John Boyd, John Whitehill, and ) -p, 

Richard McAlister, Daniel Hiester, f— T ' 

Stephen Balliet, J 

The Comptroller's report upon the account of Robert Morris, 
Esquire, as Agent for the State of Pennsylvania, was read. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 465 

The fines imposed upon Sarah Shaw and Mary Steel, of West- 
moreland county; and of Anne Essicks, of Washington county, 
upon being severally convicted of fornication, were remitted. 

The resignation of Alexander Murray, Esquire, a Justice of the 
Peace for the township of Teboyne, and county of Cumberland, was 
read and accepted. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of Edward 
McKeggan for mason work done at Billingsport in the year 1779, 
was read and approved. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, May 21st, 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 
The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

Charles Biddle, Isaac Meason, ^ 

Stephen Balliet, John Whitehall, and I ™ . 

John Boyd, Daniel Hiester, [ ^ 

Richard McAlister, J 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Hon- 
orable Isaac Meason, Esquire, for the sum of thirty-six pounds, 
due to him for his services at this Board untill this day inclu- 
sively, and his mileage. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the accounts of Captain 
John Nelson and Major Robert Smith, and the said Nelson's mili- 
tia company, for their services on the frontier in the year 1780 and 
1781, and of spies employed by them, was read and approved. 

The farther report of the Comptroller General upon the pay 
rolls of Captain Robert Reynolds, Captain James Murray, Captain 
Thomas Gaskens, (2 accounts,) Captain James McVlahan's, Cap- 
tain James Bovard's, Captain John Foster's, (3 accounts,) Captain 
William Clark's, (3 accounts,) Captain Joseph Green's, (3 accounts,) 
Captain Mathew Wilson, (2 accounts,) Captain John Obermire's, Cap- 
tain James Thomson's, (3 accounts,) Captain John Beatty's (3 ac- 
counts,) Captain John Black's, Lieutenant Cornelius Atkinson's, and 
Captain Patrick Watson's companies, all of the Northumberland 
county militia, were read and approved. 

A letter from the Secretary at War, requesting to be informed 
of the measures taken by this State to raise and equip her propor- 
tion of the Fcederal corps to be formed agreeably to a late ordi- 
nance of Congress, was read, and a draft of a letter in reply 
adopted. 

VOL. xiv.— 30. 



463 MINUTES OF THE 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Thomas 
Smith, Esquire, for the sum of twenty thousand pounds, State mo- 
ney of the new emission, according to act of the General Assem- 
bly passed the sixteenth day of March last, intituled " An Act for 
furnishing the quota of this State towards paying the annual inte- 
rest of the debts of the United States, and for funding and paying 
the interest of the public debts of this State.' 7 

Upon the application of Robert Morris, Esquire, 

Ordered, That a copy of Mr. Nicholson's report upon the ac- 
counts of Mr. Morris, as Agent for the State of Pennsylvania, be 
made out for Mr. Morris. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Mr. James 
Trimble, for the sum of seven pounds ten shillings, for the pur- 
pose of discharging his expences in making a journey to Reading, 
on the business of the State. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Peter Mat- 
thews, for one pound ten shillings and nine pence, State money, 
upon a certificate of his having furnished a number of public 
cattle. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, May 23d, 1785. 
present : 
His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President, 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 
John Whitehill, Daniel Hiester, and ~) 

Stephen Balliet, John Boyd, I Esquires. 

Richard McCallister, J 

Upon the petition of Barbara Grist, that the fine of two pounds 
one shilling and five pence which she was sentenced to pay, on con- 
viction of larceny at the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the 
Peace held at Philadelphia on the second day of June, 1783, was 
remitted. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, May 24th, 1785. 

A petition from Charles Julian de Longchamps, praying for the oc- 
casional enlargement of his person, was read and rejected. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. *467 

A letter from Patrick Henry, Esquire, Governor of the State of 
Virginia, inclosing a resolution of the Legislature of that Common- 
wealth, requesting a permission from this State to lay out and im- 
prove a road in the best and most proper direction from Fort Cum- 
berland to the navigable part of 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of James 
Muir, for folding & stitching public accounts, was read and appro- 
ved, and an order drawn for the sum of fifty pounds eleven shil- 
lings and two pence specie, in favor of the said Mr. Muir, in full 
of the said account. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, May 25th, 1785. 

PRESENT t 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON", Esquire, President, 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

Richard M'Alister, Stephen Balliet, > ™ 

John Whitehall, and 5 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of the Honor- 
able Joseph Gardner, Esquire, as a member of Congress for thia 
State from the twenty-eighth of November, 1784, to the ninth day 
of May, 1785, inclusively, was read, and an order for two hundred 
and forty-one pounds fifteen shillings drawn upon the Treasurer in 
his favor. 

The petition of John Neagle, convicted of an assault and battery 
at the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace held at 
Philadelphia in December last, and sentenced to pay a fine to the 
use of the State of fifteen pounds specie, was read, and an order 
taken that the said fine be remitted. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of the War- 
dens of the Port of Philadelphia from September, 1783, to April, 

1784, and upon their account from December, 1784, to the first of 
March, 1785, were read and approved, and an order drawn for the 
ballance due upon the former. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the account of John 
Jones, Esquire, Health Officer, from the first day of January, 1784 ; 
to the first day of January, 1785, was read and approved. 

The minute of this Board of the twenty-first day of February, 

1785, authorizing the Comptroller General to stay the sale of Wil- 
liam Crispin's property for three months, was read, and an order 
taken that this prohibition of sale be extended to the twenty-firat 
of November next. 



468 MINUTES OF THE 

The accounts of Jacob Saylor, of Bedford county, for repairing 
arms, &ca., reported upon by the Comptroller General, was read 
and approved. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of William 
Long, for six pounds seventeen shillings and six pence State 
money, due upon his certificate of having furnished a cow for the 
use of the public, to be paid according to resolution of Assembly 
dated the eighth of April, 1782. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Conrad 
Breningher, for the sum of thirty-eight pounds nine shillings and 
six pence State money, due upon his certificate of having furnished 
a mare for the public service, to be agreeably to resolution of 
Assembly of the eighth of April, 1782. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, May 26th, 1785. 

PRESENT : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

Richard McAlister, Stephen Balliet, "1 -^ 

John Whitehill, and I Bs( l Ulte9 - 

Daniel Hiester, Esquire, also present. J 

A letter from Robert Morris, Esquire, on the subject of his ac- 
count as Agent for this State, was read. 

Upon the representation of the Wardens of the Port, that Mr. 
Thomas Davis hath declined his late contract with the State for 
erecting piers in the river Delaware, 

Ordered, That public notice be given in the newspapers of this 
city, that written proposals for erecting piers in the river Delaware 
at Marcus Hook, for the protection of shipping, will be received by 
the Wardens of the Port of Philadelphia at their office in Front 
street, a few doors below the old Coffee House. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 469 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, May 27th, 1785. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

Daniel Hiester, Richard McAlister, and > ™ 

John Whitehill, Stephen Balliet, \ esquires. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of William 
Bees, for the sura of fifty pounds specie, for the purpose of improv- 
ing the State House lot, agreeably to the acts of the General As- 
sembly of the twentieth of February, 1735-6, and fourteenth 
of May, 1762, and resolution of Assembly dated the twenty-fifth of 
September, 1783, for which sum he is to be accountable. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, May 28th, 1785. 

present : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

John McDowell, John Whitehill, *) 

Charles Biddle, Richard McCallister, and v Esquires. 

Stephen Balliet, Daniel Hiester, J 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Captain 
Joseph Stiles, for the sum of fifteen pounds, to enable him to erect 
the intended building for the reception of ordnance stores, cannon, 
&ca., &ca., for which he is to be accountable. 

A memorial from Ephraim Blaine, Esquire, stating his claims to 
a number of city lots,, was read. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of William 
Sterrat, for twelve pounds eighteen shillings and four pence, State 
money, due upon his certificate of his having furnished two head 
of cattle for the public service, to be paid according to resolution 
of Assembly of the eighth of April, 1782. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor the Honorable 
Richard M'Alister, Esquire, for eighty-two pounds and six pence 
specie, due for attendance as Councillor to the twenty-seventh in- 
stant, included. 



470 MINUTES OF THE 

The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, May 30th, 1785. 

present : 

His Excellency JOHN DICKINSON, Esquire, President. 

The Honorable James Irvine, Esquire, Vice President. 

John McDowell, John Whitehill, ") 

Charles Biddle, Richard M'Alister, and Y Esquires. 

Stephen Balliet, Daniel Hiester, J 

The petition of Thomas Moore, in behalf of Thomas Moore, Ju- 
nior, was read, and an order taken that the fine of ten pounds, which 
the latter was sentenced to pay to the Commonwealth, upon being 
convicted of fornication and bastardy, at last April Sessions of the 
City Court, be remitted. 

The fine of Sarah Conner, of Lancaster county, convicted of hav- 
ing received stolen goods, was remitted. 

A latter from Lieutenant Colonel Josiah Harmer, dated the first 
instant, with its inclosures, was read. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, May 31st, 1785, 

PRESENT : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, President. 

Richard M'Callister, John McDowell, "] 

Daniel Hiester, John Whitehill, V Esquires. 

Charles Biddle, J 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the accounts of Henry 
D. Pursell, for engraving holders for the new emission money ; 
and of Francis Johnston, Esquire, for a case-for two rifles, presented 
the Indian Chiefs, agreeably to the late Western .Treaty, were read 
and approved, and orders drawn for twelve pounds specie in favor 
of the former, and eleven shillings and nine pence in favor of the 
latter. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Frederick 
Sneider, for the sum of fifteen pounds twelve shillings and six 
pence, in full of his account of wages as Doorkeeper till this day, 
inclusively. 

The fine adjudged to be paid to the use of the Commonwealth 
by James Twaddle, convicted of fornication at the Chester Court, 
.was remittee!. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 471 

James Maxwell and William M'Dowell were accepted as sureties 
for Alexander M'Dowell, of Peters township, Franklin county, late- 
ly appointed a Deputy Surveyor of donation lands. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Honora- 
ble Stephen Balliet, Esquire, for the sum of twenty-seven pounds 
two shillings and six pence specie, in full for his attendance in 
Council till the thirty -first of May, 1785, inc. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, June 1st, 1785. 

PRESENT : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

Richard M'Alister, John McDowell, and") 

Daniel Hiester, John Whitehill, I Esquires. 

Charles Biddle, J 

A letter from Charles Thomson, Esquire, inclosing sundry ordi- 
nances concerning the western territory of the United States, was 
read.' 

A letter from Michael Huffnagle, Esquire, advising of the mur- 
der of a certain John Smith by an Indian of the Delaware tribe, 
called Mamaughtaquie, was read. 

A report from the Managers of the State Lottery, advising that 
the drawing of the first class was compleated on the twelfth ultimo, 
was also read. 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the following accounts 
were read and approved, and orders drawn accordingly, vizt: 

For sixty-four pounds State money, in favor of Samuel Hinds, 
in full for the principal and the interest of his certificate for having 
furnished one brown horse for the public service. 

In favor of Caleb Brinton, for thirty pounds twelve shillings 
State money, in full of his certificate for cattle furnished for the 
public service. 

In favor of Elizabeth Wallace, for thirty-three pounds ten shil- 
lings and three pence State money, in full of two certificates for 
horses furnished for the public service, and in favor of Robert 
Scott for the sum of sixteen pounds, for engraving done for the 
State. 



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The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, June 2nd, 1785 

i 

PRESENT I 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 
Richard M'Callister, John McDowell, and *] 
Daniel Hiester, John Whitehill, I Esquires. 

Charles Biddle, J 

A letter from Charles Thomson, Esquire, inclosing two acts of 
Congress respecting to acts of Congress of Agents to settle with 
the several lines of the late Foederal Army, and allowances to be 
made for their services, was read. 



The Council met. 
• Philadelphia, Friday, June 3rd, 1785. 

PRESENT : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 
Richard McAlis.ter, John McDowell, and 1 
Daniel Hiester, John Whitehill, I Esquires. 

Charles Biddle, j 

The Comptroller General's account upon the account of the 
Honorable George Wall, Esquire, as late Sub-Lieutenant of the 
county of Bucks, from March, 1780, to April, 1783, was read and 
approved. 

The case of Joseph Wood, now confined in the jail of this city, 
was stated by the Attorney General, was read. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, June 4th, 1785. 
present : 
The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 
Richard McAlister, John McDowell, T 
Daniel Hiester, John Whitehill, I Esquires. 

Charles Biddle, j 

A letter from Michael Huffuagle, Esquire, inclosing sundry pa- 
pers relating to the property of the late William Thompson, and 
Alexander Ross, in the ruins of Fort Pitt, was read. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 473 

Upon a farther consideration of the Comptroller General's re- 
port upon the accounts of Robert Morris, Esquire, late the Agent 
for this Commonwealth, and the subsequent papers relating to 
them, 

Ordered, That Monday the twentieth day of this present month 
be set apart for the determination of Council upon the aforesaid 
report. 

A letter from Lieutenant Colonel Josiah Harmer, inclosing a 
list of those officers now under his command who are willing to 
remain in service under the arrangement of Congress of the se- 
venth of April last, was read. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, June 6th, 1785. 

present : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

Richard McAlister, Charles Biddle, and 1 p 

Daniel Hiester, John McDowell, j > 

The remaining part of the fines imposed upon Francis Wilson, 
Nathan Templeton, and John Miller, of the county of Bucks, were 
remitted. 

Mr. Hiester attended the Vice President at the Board of Pro- 
perty, which was held this morning. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Tuesday, June 7th, 1785. 

present : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

John Whitehill, Charles Biddle, and *) 

John McDowell, George Wall, > Esquires. 

Daniel Hiester, j 

The fine adjudged to be paid by Henry McDowell to the use of 
the State, on conviction of horse stealing in the county of Phila- 
delphia, was remitted. 

Whereas, The Collector of the Customs has made report tjiat, 
in obedience to the orders of this Board, of the thirteenth of April 
last, application has been personally made, and notices delivered to 
each person indebted for duties : That the resolutions of the eighth 



474 MINUTES OF THE 

of April, 1785, have been inserted in the different newspapers, and 
that considerable sums have been paid, yet that many persons are 
in arrear; therefore, 

Ordered, That agreeably to the resolution of Assembly of the 
eighth of April, aforesaid, the said Collector be directed, and he is 
hereby directed, to put the bonds of all persons so in arrear into 
the hands of the Attorney General, to be prosecuted upon without 
delay or respect of persons. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, June 8th, 1785. 
present : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, V. President. 
John Whitehill, Charles Biddle, and 

John McDowell, George Wall, junior, J> Esquires. 



Daniel Hiester, 



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Two of the Wardens of the Port appearing in Council, present- 
ed the several proposals of Joshua Humphreys and Thomas Con- 
narroe, for raising piers at Marcus-hook, agreeably to the plan be- 
fore this Board, and also the following articles of agreement be- 
tween the Commonwealth and the holders of land at Marcus-hook, 
as executed on the first of this present month. 

Articles of agreement, made the first day of June, in the year of 
our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five, between 
the Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Penn- 
sylvania, in behalf of the said Commonwealth, of the one part, 
and sundry persons whose names are hereunto subscribed and 
seals affixed, of the other part : 

Whereas, The said Supreme Executive Council have contracted 
and agreed with a certain for the sinking and building of 

sundry piers at Marcus-hook, in the county of Chester, in the State 
of Pennsylvania, for the accommodation of vessels entering' into 
and going out of the Port of Philadelphia : 

And whereas, The said several persons whose names are here- 
unto subscribed and seals affixed, are seized of sundry lots or pieces 
of ground situate on the river Delaware, at Marcus-hook, aforesaid, 
and lying near or between the piers so intended to be sunk as afore- 
said : 

Now, it is hereby agreed by the said Supreme Executive Coun- 
cil^ in behalf of the said Commonwealth, with the said several 
persons whose names are hereunto subscribed and seals affixed, 
their ljeirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, that they, 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 475 

their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, may have and 
enjoy the liberty and privilege of sinking, building, and carrying 
out from the ends of their respective lots, any piers, wharves or 
other erection's whatsoever, provided the same be not carried out 
farther than the extent of the wharf or pier now called Moulder's 
Pier, lying to the southward of the said lots of ground and of the 
wharf or pier intended to be sunk by William Burns, opposite the 
wharf or pier called Burns's Pier, lying to the northward of the 
said lotts of ground. And the said several persons whose names 
are hereunto subscribed and seals affixed, do hereby, for themselves, 
their heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, several cove- 
nant, promise, and grant, & agree to and with the said Common- 
wealth of Pennsylvania, not to build, sink, or carry out any piers, 
wharfs, or other erections whatsoever, from the ends of their re- 
spective lots, further than the extent aforesaid, and to permit and 
suffer all persons whatsoever to pass and repass across and along 
their respective wharffs, and to permit and suffer all vessels lying 
at the public piers to lade and discharge their cargoes without any 
let, hindrance or molestation, by or from them, or any or either of 
them, or their, or any or either of their heirs, executors, admin- 
istrators or assigns. 

In witness whereof, the President of the said Supreme Executive 
Council hath set his hand hereunto, and caused the seal of the 
said Commonwealth to be hereunto affixed, and the said several 
persons have hereunto subscribed their names and affixed their 
seals, the day and year first above written. 

JOHN DICKINSON, [seal.] 

JOSEPH FEW, [seal.] JOHN FLOWER, [seal] 

JOHN CRAWFORD, [seal.] WILLIAM BURNS, [seal.] 
RICHARD RILEY, [seal.] JOHN PRICE, [seal.] 

ROBERT MOULDER, [seal.] THOMAS MOORE, [seal ] 

Sealed and delivered by John Crawford, Richard Riley, Robert 
Moulder, John Flower, William Burns, John Price, and Thomas 
Moore, in presence of us. 

NATH'L FALCONER, 
JOS. BULLOCK. 
Sealed and delivered by Joseph Few, in the presence of us, 

GEORGE ORD, 
JOHN HAZLEWOOD. 



476 MINUTES OF THE 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, June 9th, 1785. 

present : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

John Whitehill, Daniel Hiester, 

John McDowell, Charles Biddle. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Thomas 
Smith, Esquire, Loan Officer, for the sum of twenty thousand 
pounds in bills of the new emission of paper money, according to 
act of the General Assembly passed the sixteenth day of March 
last, intituled " An Act for furnishing the quota of this State to- 
wards paying the annual interests of the debts of the United 
States, and for funding and paying the interest of the public debts 
of this State," for which sum he is to account. 

A letter from Thomas Galbraith, Esquire, of Pittsburgh, upon 
the subject of the- murder lately committed by a Delaware Indian, 
was read. 

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of John Nichol- 
son, Esquire, Comptroller General, for the sum of five hundred 
pounds State money, for paying one-third of depreciation to the 
Pennsylvania line, according to the act of Assembly passed the 
thirteenth day of April, 1782, for which sum he is to acc't. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, June 10th, 1785. 

PRESENT : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

John Whitehill, Richard McAlister, and 

Charles Biddle, Daniel Hiester, J. Esquires, 

John McDowell, 



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SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 477 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, June 11th, 1785. 

present: 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

John Whitehill, Richard McAlister, and "J 

Charles Biddle, Daniel Hiester, I Esquires. 

John McDowell, J 

Upon the petition of James Burges, alias James Stencheon, con- 
victed of larceny in the county of Philadelphia, at December ses- 
sions, 1784, it was 

Ordered^ That the fines adjudged to be paid to the use of the 
State by the said James Burges, alias James Stencheon, be re- 
mitted. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Monday, June 13th, 1785. 

present : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

Charles Biddle, Richard McAlister, > *, 

John McDowell, John Whitehill, \ squires. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of Captain Jo- 
seph Stiles, for one hundred pounds specie, for the purpose of 
erecting a public arsenal, he to account. 

The Comptroller General's report upon the accounts of James 
Mease, Esquire, for money advanced by order of Council of Safety 
in 1776, was read and approved, and an order drawn accordingly 
for two hundred and thirty-one pounds twelve shillings and six 
pence, in favor of the said Mease. 

Upon a return of a Magistrate elected for the district of Upper 
Pextang township, in the county of Dauphine, 

Ordered, That a commission of the Peace and Pleas thereon, to 
Martin Weaver, Esquire. 

The Comptroller General's reports upon the following accounts 
Were read and approved, vizt : 

Of William Lyon, Esquire, as Prothonotary of Cumberland 
county, from the twentieth of July, 1784, to the eighteenth day of 
January, 1785. 

Of Caleb Davis, Esquire, as Prothonotary of the county of Ches- 
ter, from August, 1784, to May the first, 1785. 



478 MINUTES OF THE 

Of Daniel Levan, Esquire, as Prothonotary of the county of 
Berks, from the twenty-ninth of September, 1784, to the twenty- 
ninth of March, 1785. 

Of John Hubley, Esquire, as Prothonotary of the county of Lan- 
caster, to the twenty-fourth of March, 1784. 

Of Bartram Galbraith, Esquire, as Lieutenant of Lancaster 
county. 

Of Clarkson and Bonsall, for rent of a part of the China Fac- 
tory. 

A letter from Charles Thomson, Esquire, Secretary of Congress, 
dated June the ninth, with an ordinance inclosed, of the seventh of 
June, relative to the officers, soldiers, and seamen who have been 
disabled in the service of the United States during the late war, 
was read. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, June the 14th, 1785, Tuesday. 
present : 
The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President 
Charles Biddle, Richard McAlister, and~) 

John McDowell, John Whitehill, N- Esquires. 

And also Jonathan Hoge, Esquire, returned. J 

The Comptroller General's report upon the accounts of the Trus- 
tees of Province, now State Island, and of Captain Jeremiah Lochry, 
and his corps of Volunteers, were read and approved. 

An order was drawn upon the Treasurer in favor of the Comp- 
troller General of the State, for the sum of twenty pounds specie, 
for the contingent expences of his office, for which sum he is to be 
accountable. 

James McMurray and Charles Lieper, Esquires, were this day 
appointed Justices of the Peace for the districts of Greenwood and 
West Pennsborough, and county of Cumberland, upon returns 
made according to law. It was directed that, Commissions of the 
Pleas should also issue to the aforesaid James i\T<jVIurray and Charles 
Lieper, for the county aforesaid. 



SUPREME EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 479 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Wednesday, June 15th, 1785. 

present : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

Charles Biddle, John Whitehill, ~\ 

John McDowell, Jonathan Hoge, and v Esquires, 

Richard McAlister, Daniel Hiester, j 

Articles of agreement between the Supreme Executive Council, 
of the one part, and Thomas Connarroe, of the Northern Liber- 
ties of the city of Philadelphia, wharf-builder, of the other part, 
providing for the building and sinking fjur piers, &ca., &ca., at 
Marcus Hook, in the river Delaware, were this morning read and 
executed, and an order taken that the Wardens of the Port be fur- 
nished with a copy of the said articles, and that they be authorized 
to make the several payments to the said Connarroe as they may 
become due, agreeably to the said articles. 

Upon the petition of the inhabitants of the district of Cocolico 
and county of Lancaster, 

Ordered, That Adam Nees, Esquire, be appointed and commis- 
sioned a Justice of the Court of Common Pleas for the county 
aforesaid. 

Note. — That the commission to Mr. Nees be dated from the 
second day of September, 1784. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Thursday, June 16th, 1785. 

present : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

Charles Biddle, Jonathan Hoge, ~) 

John McDowejk Richard McAlister, and I Esquires. 

John Whitehilr, Daniel Hiester, J 

The Secretary made report that agreeably to order, he had pur- 
chased the following books for the use of Council, vizt : Stewart's 
Political ^Economy, two volumes, quarto; Vattel's Law of Nations, 
one volume, small quarto; and Smith's Wealth of Nations, three 
volumes, octavo. 

Ordered, That the Secretary be authorized to pay for the books 
aforesaid out of the public monies in his hands. 



480 MINUTES OF THE 

Licenses to travel through this Commonwealth were granted to 
John Frederick Bastian and John Frederick Harstick, both of this 
city. 

A letter from the Honorable John Jay, Esquire, advising that 
Congress have received a letter from his Most Christian Majesty, 
dated on the twenty-seventh of March last, announcing the birth 
of a Prince whom he had named Duke of Normandy, was read. 

A letter from Colonel Josiah Harmer, inclosing a return of the 
troops under his command, was read. 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Friday, June 17th, 1785. 

present : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

John McDowell, Jonathan Hoge, *j 

Charles Biddle, Richard McAlister, and > Esquires. 

John Whitehill, James McLene, J 



The Council met. 

Philadelphia, Saturday, June 18th, 1785 

present : 

The Honorable JAMES IRVINE, Esquire, Vice President. 

John McDowell, Jonathan Hoge, "| 

Stephen Balliet, Richard McOallister, I -p, 

Charles Biddle, James McLene, and j b * 

John Whitehill, Daniel Hiester, J 



The following orders were drawn upon the Treasurer, agreeably 
to the Comptroller General's reports, vizt : 

Thirty-two pounds five shillings State moitey, in favor of Jacob 
Yeater, upon his certificate. 

Forty-six pounds six shillings and eight pence State money, upon 
the certificate of Michael