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Full text of "Journal of the Common Council, of the city of Philadelphia, for 1850-1851"

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COMMON COUNCIL 



CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, 



FOR 1850-51. 



BEGINNING OCTOBER 11, 1850, 



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ENDING OCTOBER 9, 1851. 



WITH AN APPENDIX. 



PHILADE L PH IA: 

PRINTED FOR THE COMMON COUNCIL. 

KING & BAIRD, PRINTERS. 

1851. 



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INDEX 

TO THE JOURNAL OF THE COMMON COUNCIL. 



A. 

Appraiser of Tavern Licenses, election of, 29. 
Appropriation Bill for 1851, reported, 116, 134. 

B. 

Bailey, Lydia R., elected Printer, 6. 

Barry, Samuel, communication from, 67. 

Beck, H. P. & C. F., " " relative to cleansing docks, 39. 

Birch, Thomas, elected Clerk of Common Council, 5. 

Board of Health, election of Members, 113.^ 

communication from, relative to cleansing streets, 195. 
Police, communication from, relative to Station Houses, 106. 
Boston, City of, copy of Ordinances of, presented, 58. 
Brown, Benneville D., resignation of, as a Manager of Wills' Hospital , 



94. 



c. 



City Clerk, election of, 70. 

quarterly reports of, 143, 218, 253. 
report of Building Permits, 39. 

Rent Roll of Corporation, 161. 
Commissioners, election of, 69. 

communication from, 12, 218. 
Annual Report of, 65. 
City of Glasgow, Steamer, communication from meeting of citizens re- 
lative to celebrating the arrival of, 31. 
Committee appointed, 36. 
City Solicitor, election of, 69. 
Surveyor, " 70. 

Treasurer, " 43, 71. 

Sureties approved, 47, 76. 
Annual Report of, 66. 



iv Index to the Journal 

Committees, Joint Standing, appointed, 6, 7, 8, 10. 

Special, on City Commissioner's Office, appointed, 86. 

Reports of, 107, 163 
on Gas Works, appointed, 111. 

Reports of, 120, 128. 
relative to Railroad from Erie to Ohio State line, 143. 

Report, 152. 
to make arrangements for the reception and enter- 
tainment of the President of the U. States, 172. 
relative to dividing the Wards of the City into 
election precincts, 181. 

Reports of, 196, 211, 212. 
relative to celebrating the 4th of July, 188. 

Reports of, 191, 246. 
Cooper, S. C, communication from, asking to be appointed President of 

the Board of City Commissioners, 226. 
Corbit, Henry C, proceedings on death of, 96. 
County Commissioners, communication from, relative to dividing the 

Wards into precincts, 181. 
Craig & Bellas, communication from, 84. 

D. 

Dougherty, William, elected Messenger of Councils, 5. 
Davis, Edward M., elected a Director of the Penna. R. Rd. Co., 27. 
Delaware Avenue, appropriation to light with Gas, 51. 
Derbyshire, A. J., elected a Director of the Penna. R. Rd. Co., 26. 

E. 

Election, returns for Common Council, 2, 3, 4. 
of Agent of the Girard Estates, 72. 
Appraiser of Tavern Licenses, 29. 
City Clerk, 70. 

Commissioners, 69. 
Solicitor, 69. 
Treasurer, 43, 71. 

Sureties approved, 47, 76. 
Clerk of Common Council, 5. 
Directors of Girard College, 87, 193. 

Public Schools, 19, 20, 121, 176, 235. 
Penna. Rail Road Co., 26, 27. 
Guardians of the Poor, 176. 
Lieutenants of Marshal's Police, 19. 
Mayor, 9. 

Managers of the Wills Hospital, 24, 120. 
Members of the Board of Health, 113. 
Messenger of Councils, 5. 
President of Common Council, 5. 
Principal and Assistant City Surveyors, 70. 
Printer and Stationer, 6. 
Treasurer of the Girard Fund, 71. 

Sureties approved, 77. 
Trustees of the Ice Boat, 188. 

Gas Works, 88. 
Vaccine Physicians, 75, 
Wardens of the Port, 175. 



of the Common Council. v 

Election Precincts, Wards divided into, 197, 213. 

F. 

Finance Committee, reports of, 100, 116, 218, 232, 239, 253, 254. 

Fire Department, proceedings of Representatives of, 1G1. 

Fox, George, M.D., elected a Manager of the Wills Hospital, 120. 

G. 

Gas Works, Election of Trustees, 88. 

Annual Report, 83. 
Trustees of, communication from, relative to extending 

works, 106. 
President of, communication from, relative to purchase of 

site for new works, 195. 
Girard College, election of Directors, 87. 

Visitation Committee, reports of, 219, 253. 
Girard, Stephen, re-interment of the remains of, 250. 

H. 

Highways, Committee on, reports of, 16, 22, 40, 41, 67, 68, 84, 85, 86, 

95, 100, 106, 115, 143, 153, 168 : 
169, 170, 181, 182, 207, 231, 239, 
245, 253. 
appropriation for the year, 52. 

Historical Society of Penna., communication from, 238. 

Howell, Geo., elected a Director of the Penna. Rail Road Co., 26. 

Hutchinson, James, resignation of, as a Director of Girard College, 83. 

I. 

Independence Square, Preamble and Resolution relative to the erection 
of Monuments in, 240. 

K. 

Kossuth, Louis, resolution relative to, 252. 

L. 

Legacies and Trusts, Committee on, reports of, 55, 132, 162, 168, 220, 

255. 
minority, 132. 
pay of Fire Companies, 
219. 
Legislature of Penna., reception of members of, 63. 
Lieutenants of Marshal's Police, election of, 19. 
Library, Committee on, report tendering thanks to Mr. Vattemare, 54. 

appropriation asked for, 84. 
Lindsay, John, elected City Treasurer, 43, 71. 

Sureties approved, 47, 76. 






▼i Index to the Journal 

M. 

Marshal of Police, communication from, 13. 
list of Policemen, 22, 

reporting vacancies, 31, 83, 104, 115, 143, 211, 231, 
244, 253. 
Mayor, communication from, informing of the arrival of the Members 

of the Legislature to attend the celebra- 
tion of the arrival of the Steamer City 
of Glasgow, 61. 
relative to the arrival of Kossuth, 251. 
Military, communication from Committee of Officers of 2d Brigade, re- 
lative to the celebration of the 4th of July, 180. 
Myer, Isaac, resignation as Trustee of the Gas Works, 83. 

0. 

Ordinances, relating to Water st., 16. 

providing for the nomination of Policemen to the Marshal 
of Police, and the election of four Lieutenants of 
Police, in accordance with the Act. of Assembly, 
17. 
for paving of footways in front of lots not built 
> upon, 22, 45, 228, 229. 
to authorize the Board of Commissioners of the Girard Es- 
tates to introduce Gas into the Girard College for Orphans, 
and to make an appropriation therefor, 24. 
making an appropriation to the Committee on Police, 32. 
relative to the payment of the Lieutenants of Police and the 
policemen appointed under the provisions of an Ordinance 
therein mentioned, 32. 
relating to the police, 33. 

to fix the pay of the watchman of the City Hall, 33 
to prohibit the placing of awning posts on the foot pavements, 

43, 171. 
making a temporary appropriation to the Committee on 
Public Highways, 52, 80. 

Committee on Police, 53. 
Committee on City Property, 77. 
Committee on cleansing, 119. 
making an appropriation for lighting Delaware Avenue, 53. 
providing for a subscription of $1,500,000 to the Penna. 
Rail Road Co., 55. 

Supplement to, 218. 
to authorize the Directors of the Girard College to appoint 
an Assistant Teacher in the principal department of in- 
struction in said College, in relation to the salary and 
duties of the instructor in Drawing, 56. 
a Supplement to an, passed the 24th day of Nov., 1842, en- 
titled " An Ordinance to provide for the collection of Tolls 
on the Railroad, in Broad, High, Third and Dock sts., and 
to regulate the travel thereon," 68. 
making appropriations from the Girard Estates for the year 

1851, and for the purposes therein mentioned, 77. 
to provide for the regulation of turn-outs from the Railroads 
in the City of Philadelphia, 84, 108. 



of the Common Council. vii 

Ordinances, to authorize the construction of a culvert in Twelfth st., 86, 
210. 

fix the regulation of Addison st. and Schuylkill 5th st., 85. 
making an appropriation to the Joint Special Committee on 

the celebration of the arrival of the Steamer City of Glas- 
gow, 88, 92. 
to fix the salary of the Treasurer of the Girard Fund, 89. 
making an appropriation to the Committee on City Property 

for the purposes therein mentioned, 91. 
to authorize a subscription to the Penna. Rail Road Co., and 

to provide for the payment of the instalments thereon, 94, 

101. 
to fix the salary of the Superintendent of the Rail Road 95. 
relating to the office of the City Surveyors and Regulators, 95. 
to authorize the construction of a certain culvert, 100, 115, 

181,231. 
making an appropriation to the Watering Committee, 103, 
to abolish the office of President of the Board of City Com- 
missioners, and to impose certain duties on the City Clerk, 

107, 126. 
for the government of the Fire Department in the City of 

Philadelphia, 108, 172. 
making appropriations, and for raising supplies for the year 

1851, 116, 155. 
a further Supplement to, entitled " An Ordinance for the 

construction and management of the Philadelphia Gas 

Works," 118. 
to fix the regulation of Drinker's Alley, 144, 187. 
a further Supplement, entitled " An Ordinance" for the re- 
gulation of Cabs and Omnibuses, passed 1st April, 1841, 

to authorize a loan to defray the expense of constructing a 
new Reservoir, to be supplied with water from the Fair- 
mount Water Works, 145. 

fixing the salary of the Lieutenant of Police, 146. 

charge for permits to the Common Sewers, 153, 
208,221. 

to provide for the regulation of turn-outs from City Rail Roads, 
154, 163. 

making appropriations to the Commissioners of the Girard 
Estates, 156, 234. 

a Supplement to an, entitled " An Ordinance for the better 
regulation of the Fire Department," 157. 

to provide for the appointment of an officer to be called 
" Supervisor of the City," to define his duties, and to 
abolish the office of President of the Board of City Com- 
missioners, 163, 173. 

to authorize a loan to pay for the expense of completing the 
Bridge over the River Schuylkill at High st., and to make 
an appropriation to the Committee on City Property, 165. 
Supplement, 232. 

relating to Water st. and Delaware Avenue, 168, 178. 

to tix the salary of the High Constables, and to make an ap- 
propriation to the Committee on Police, 169, 179. 

a Supplement to, entitled An " Ordinance for the better re- 
gulation of the Fire Department," 171. 



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Ordinance, to increase the salary of Lieutenants of Police, 176. 

to consolidate, alter, and amend the Ordinances to prevent 
dogs from running at large in the City of Philadelphia, 
192. 

to regulate the ascents and descents in New st. from Front 
to Second st., 208. 

repealing an Ordinance entitled " An Ordinance for the 
better regulation of the Fire Department," passed January 
4th, 1844 ; and part of an Ordinance, entitled " An Ordi- 
nance, granting aid to the Fire Engine and Hose Com- 
panies of the City," passed May 21, 1840, 208. 

making an appropriation to certain Fire Companies, 209. 

the Joint Special Committee, on 
the celebration of the 4th of 
July, 222. 

relating to the Markets, 226, 227. 

making an appropriation to the Committee on Finance, 239. 

Police, 244. 

to provide for the construction of stone steps and platforms 
in the centre alleys between High and Sassafras sts., &c, 
245. 

to alter and establish the regulation of Spruce st. from Wil- 
low st. to the river Schuylkill, 245. 

making an appropriation to the Committee on City Property 
to defray the expense of completing the Bridge over the 
river Schuylkill at High st., 247, 253. 

P. 

Packard, F. A., elected a Director of the Girard College, 87. 
Penn District, Commissioners of, communication from, 244. 
Pennsylvania Kail Road Co., petitions asking that a further subscription 

be made by the City, 50, 65. 
Subscription to, 195. 

communication from President of, relative 
to Depots on Penn Square, 163. 
Police, Board of, communication from, relative to Station Houses, 31. 
Petitions presented, of Charles Perot, 30, 

for Market House on City lot on Vine st. between Schuylkill 
Front and Second, 12. 
in south-western part of the City, 21. 
to pave Walnut st. from Dock st. to the Delaware, with stone 

blocks, 12. 
Second st. between High and Chestnut sts., with stone blocks, 

93. 
Mulberry st. between 5th and 6th sts., 105. 
6th and 9th sts., 114. 
Delaware Avenue, from High to Chestnut sts., with cubical 

blocks, 117. 
the north side of High st., between 2d and Front sts., 160. 
Aspen st. from George to AValnut sts., 161. 
Richard st., 181. 

Schuylkill 2d st., from Walnut to Locust si, 191. 
Third st. from High to Mulberry, with cubical blocks, 237. 
Elfreth's Alley, 243 

in favor of Wm. Kentzil, for Lieut, of Marshal's Police, 13. 
Wm. Young, " " " 13. 






of the Common Council. ix 

Petition for a Police Station-House in southern part of the City, 22. 

Gas lamp in Broad st. between Mulberry and Cherry, 22. 
in Morris st. between Pine and Lombard st. 31. 
in Locust st. between 9th and 10th sts., 93. 
in Carolina Place, 194. 
in Little Pine st., 252. 
in George st., 252. 
against allowing signs, merchandise, &c, to be extended from 

the line of the buildings, 30. 
asking that the time for washing pavements may be regulated 

by Ordinance, 30. 
to have houses in Sansom st. between 7th and 8th sts., re-num- 
bered, 34. 
of Micheal McGoey and William Delany, 38. 
asking prohibition of Steam Saw Mills within City limits, 39. 
for removal of Fish Market, 39. 

for a further subscription to the Penna. R. Rd. Co., 50, 65, 82. 
of Robert McCarroll, 65. 
from bakers of the City, 93. 
against granting the use of Penn Square for R. Rd. Depots, 94, 

167, 105. 
in favor of, do do do do 161, 167. 

for removal of a Hydrant Pump, 99. 
of Jos. N. Goodrick, 99. 
for Culvert in Schuyl. 5th and Summer st., 105. 

6th st. from Mulberry to Sassafras st., 114. 
Vine st., from Schuyl. 3d st, 114. 
10th st. from Mulberry to Cherry, 143. 
Lombard st. from Sch. 5th to 3d, 238. 
to have grade of Drinker's Alley improved, 115. 
for flag-stone crossing in Merchant st., 132. 
of Independence Hose Company, 133. 

asking Councils to instruct the Representatives of the City in 
the Legislature to oppose the granting of the right to make 
a Rail Ro id from Erie to the Ohio State line, 141. 
that certain buildings in Water St., between Hi^h and Chest- 
nut, may be made to conform wi.h the Girard line, 152. 
of John Rice relative to loss of lumber, 152. 
for removal of Fish Market, 154. 
of Diligent Fire Company, 157. 

of Allen Cuthbert relative to Lombard st. wharf, 160. 
for market stand in Schuylkill 8th st. from Chestnut to Mul- 
berry, 167. 

Remonstrance against, 180. 
of Day Police for increase of pay, 180. 
for Inlet to culvert corner 6th and Sassafras st., 190. 

culvert in Filbert st. from Schuylkill Front st. to the river, 
190. 
to prohibit the using buildings as smoke houses within the 

City limits, 190. 
for removal of dray stand from 6th above High st., 194. 
Culvert in Harmony Court, 194. 
fire plug in Taylor's Alley, 195. 
of S. K. Bye and Edward Kelley, 225. 
Wm. L. Lay, relative to a steam engine for extinguishing 

fires, 30. 
J. R. Rowand, 230. 



x Index to the Journal 

Petition for crossing opposite Eagle Hotel, North 3d st., 230. 
to change the name of Bryant's Court, 230, 243. 
of Scott Legion, asking donation, 231. 
in favor of purchasing the Gratz Estate, 237, 243. 
for the grading of Ashland st., 237. 

of Diligent Fire Company, asking change in mode of ringing 
the fire alarm bells, 238. 
Police, Committee of, reports of, 13, 17, 23, 32 33, 41, 53, 54, 67, 79, 

83, 101, 116, 146, 162, 169, 191, 192, 196, 226, 244. 
Policemen, of the Marshal, nominations for, 35, 92, 104, 123, 151, 212, 
236, 250, 261. 



K. 

Railroad, on High st. west of Broad st., completed and delivered into 

charge of the Committee on Highways, 79. 
Resolution, adopting rules, 6. 

appointing Committee on unfinished business, 6. 

to open and publish the returns of the election for Mayor, 6. 

to refer a bill to the Committee on Finance, 14. 

relative to the fare of Hacks, Cabs, &c, 16. 

paving the whole footways in front of lots not built 
upon, 17. 
directing the paving of a certain private street, 24. 
to memorialize the Legislature, relative to the storage of 

Saltpetre, 24. 
relative to washing pavements, 25. 

expediency of paving all unpaved streets in the 
City, 29. 
to inquire into the expediency of prohibiting the erection of 

Awning Posts, 34. 
appointing the Mayor an agent to represent the Corporation 
at a meeting of the Stockholders of the Penna. 
Rail Road Co., 34, 37. 
a Committee, relative to the Steamer City of Glas- 
gow, 36. 
on resignation of Cornelius Stevenson, City Treasurer, 36. 
to authorize the Committee on Public Highways to contract 

for Cubical Blocks for two Squares, 40. 
relative to a new Digest of Ordinances, 42. 

selling City Property on ground rent, 44. 
approving sureties of City Treasurer, 47, 76. 
of thanks to M. Vattemere for books presented, 54. 
to have Books bound and placed in Library, 55. 
relative to obstructions to the eastward of Delaware Avenue, 
57. 
openings into vaults, 57. 
directing the Clerks of Councils to transmit to the Legis- 
lature copies of the report of the Commis- 
sioners of the Girard Estates, 57. 
Committee on Legacies and Trusts to inquire 
into the expediency of repealing a portion of 
Ordinances relating to the Fire Department, 
58. 
relative to laying Gas and Water Pipes in unpaved sts., 58. 



of the Common Council. xi 

Resolution, instructing the Commissioners of the Girard Estates to re- 
move the remains of the late S. Girard to the College, 60. 
appointing a Committee to wait on the members of the Legis- 
lature, and invite them to meet Councils at Independence 
Hall, 61. L 

relative to an Inspector of Buildings, 7G. 
making a transfer appropriation to Committee on Highways, 

76. 
approving Sureties of Treasurer of Girard Fund, 77. 
releasing ground rent to Samuel Briggs, 78. 
directing the repaving of Allen's Court, 86. 
authorizing the employment of assistance in City Surveyor's 

Office, £6. 
appointing a .Joint Special Committee relative to re-organizing 

the Office of the City Commissioners, &c, 86. 
to pay bills of Committee on celebrating the arrival of the 

Steamer City of Glasgow, 88. 
relative to communication from T. N. Forsyth of the State 

Senate, 89. 
authorizing the Commissioners of the Girard Estates to sell 

a of Turnpike Co. Stock, 90. 

directing the Committee on City Property to report minutes 

of March 11th and 15th, 1850, 96. 
on death of Henry C. Corbit, 96. 

relative to allowing wheelbarrows on the sidewalks, 97. 
authorizing the Watering Committee to purchase ground for 

a new Reservoir, 97. 
relative to a reduction in the number of the City Police, 98. 
instructing the Committee on City Property to report relative 

to the cost of constructing the Bridge at High st., 100. 
to direct the Standing Committee to report Quarterly, 103. 
relative to petition of Jos. N. Goodrick, 106. 
granting a lot of ground for the Young Men's Institute, 110. 
relative to ground for the extension of the Gas Works, 112. 
discharging Committee on Police from consideration of the 

subjectof a reduction of the Police, 117. 
to memorialize the Legislature against changing the mode of 
, P a y in S the expense of the Police under the Marshal, 119. 
directing the City Survevor to make survey to determine the 

the Wharf line on the' Schuylkill, 119. 
to memorialize the Legislature against granting the right to 

tax the State improvements at or near Ilarrisburg, 120. 
referring to the Committee on Police the subject of a bill 
before the Legislature relative to the Marshal's Police, 124. 
relative to the appointment of an officer to be called " The 

City Inspector," 125. 
directing inquiry into the expediency of removing the Mar- 
ket House in High st. West of Third st., 126. 
relative to the appointment of an Inspector of Buildings, 126. 
approving of the site selected for new Gas Works, 130. 
to memorialize the Legislature to grant the right of way to 

lay pipes for the extension of the Gas Works, 130. 
to make a settlement with the Trustees of the late Bank of 

the United States, 139. 
relative to the construction of a Rail Road from Erie to the 
Ohio State line, 142. 



xii Index to the Journal 

Resolution, appointing a Joint Special Committee relative to a bill before 
the Legislature for the construction ol a Rail Road from 
Erie to the Ohio State line, 143, 149, 150. 
relative to an Inspector of Buildings, 145. 
authorizing the construction of a new Reservoir, 145. 
Committee on Police to inquire into the expediency of dis- 
pensing with the Lamp lighters, 147. 
directing the City Surveyor to make a plan of the City, 147. 
relative to the N. W. Station House, 150. 
to repave Mulberry st. between 7th and 8th sts., 153. 
to memorialize the Legislature against any change in the 

present organization of the Board of Wardens, 156. 
relative to the number of persons employed in the City Sur- 
veyor's Office, 159. 
directing the paving and repaving of certain streets, 170. 
appointing a Joint Special Committee to make arrangements 

fo.- the reception of the President of the U. States, 172. 
relative to changing the names of the numerical streets West 

of Broad st., 177. 
directing the City Solicitor, aided by the Clerk of Councils, to 
make a new Digest of the Ordinances and Acts of 
Assembly, 177. 
the City Surveyor to make a plan of the City, 182. 
refusing to take or accept the 13 tracts Girard Lands at 

valuation made by the Jury under writ of partition, 184. 
to convey strip of ground on Jones' Alley to Henry J. Kins- 
man, 185. 
authorizing the Committee on Finance to pay bills of the 
Committee appointed to make arrange- 
ments to receive the President of the U. 
States, 186. 
Committee on Police to pay John Gibbs, a 
policeman, for loss of time from injury 
received whilst rn duty, 191. 
Committee on Police to inquire into the ex- 
pediency of laying Gas Pipes in all the 
streets of the City, 192. 
approving the purchase made by the Trustees of the Gas 

Works of site for new Works, 196. 
dividing the Wards of the City into election precincts, 196. 
to repave private streets, 207. 

Bryan's Court, &c, 207. 
to extinguish ground rent to Elizabeth Ewing, 216. 
making annual payment to F>re Companies, 219. 
the cellar of Independence Hall not to be used as a receptacle 

for dogs taken up, 220. 
to proceed to the election of a President of the Board of City 

Commissioners, 222. 
directing the State House bell to be struck, when fires occur 

in any of the adjoining Districts, 223. 
dispensing with the last Stated Meeting of July, and first 

Stated Meeting of August, 223. 
authorizing the Chairman of the Joint Special Committee 
to celebrate the 4th of July, to draw his warrant on the 
City Treasurer, 223. 









of the Common Council. xiii 

Resolution, extinguishing ground ront against Quintus C. Brown, 227. 
to pave Webb's Alley, 231. 
to rdease from lien, property of Thomas W. and George E. 

Blake, 232. 
relative to the purchase of ground for a Public Park, 234. 
transfer of appropriation, Committee on Highways, 239. 
relative to improving the Lemon Hill Estate as a Public 

Park, 240. 
relative to monuments in Independence Square, 240, 249. 
dividend from the Estate of P. A. Blenon, 242. 
to pave certain streets, 245. 
to contract for Cubical Blocks, 245. 
Councils to meet to attend the ceremony of depositing the 

remains of the late Stephen Girard, 248. 
relative to the arrival of Louis Kossuth, 252. 
releasing property of Geo. Sharswood, 254. 
transfer for Committee on Public Highways, 255. 
directing paving of certain streets, 255. 

the Mayor to affix the City Seal to deeds of property 
in West Philadelphia conveyed to the Penna. Kail 
Road Co., 217. 
to extinguish ground rent to Jacob Fitting, 259. 
thanks to Thomas Snowden, President of Common Council, 
261. 

s. 

School Directors, election of, 19, 20, 121, 176, 235. 
resignation as a, of B. Matthias, 15. 
S. Byerly, 15. 
S. A. Allibone, 66. 
F. N. Buck, 168. 
A. Cowperthwaite, 168. 
D. C. Lockwood, 225. 
Schuylkill Navigation Co., communication from, relative to property in 

Manayunk, 238. 
Snowden, Thomas, elected President of Common Council, 5. 

vote of thanks to, 261. 
Stevenson, Cornelius, resignation of, as City Treasurer, 31. 
St. Louis, City of, copy of Ordinances of the, presented, 58. 



Traquair, Adam, President of the Board of City Commissioners, pro- 
ceedings on death of, 81. 

u. 

University of Pennsylvania, invitation from, 211. 

w. 

"Wardens of the Port, election of, 175. 

communication from, relative to vessels sunk in the 
channel of the river, 21. 
relative to survey of the 
river Schuylkill, 31. 



xiv Index to the Journal of the Common Council, 

West Phila., communication from authorities of, relative to curb line, 15. 

to supply of Gas, 

8a. 

"Wills' Hospital, election of Managers, 24. 

Annual Report of Managers of, 66. 

Y. 

Young Mens' Institute, memorial of the trustees, 51. 



COMMON COUNCIL. 



FRIDAY, October 11th, 1850. 

The following named gentlemen, members elect of the 
Common Council, to wit : 

Messrs. Abbey, Messrs. Orne, 

Agnew, Poulson, 

Christian, Roberts, 

Copeland, Scott, 

Farquhar, Snowden, 

Fisher, Thomas, 

Hansell, Watt, 

Harker, Wickersham, 

Hinman, Yarrow, 

Mentz, Yeager, 

Assembled according to law in the City Hall, at 11 o'clock 
in the forenoon of this day, and on motion of Mr. Fisher, 
proceeded to organize, by calling William G. Mentz, Esq., to 
the Chair. 

Mr. Christian made a motion, 

That a Committee of three be appointed to proceed ta 
the Select Council Chamber, and obtain from the President 
of that body the returns of the election for the office of Com- 
mon Council. 

Which was agreed to. 

Whereupon, the Chairman appointed Messrs. Christian. 
Orne, and Hansell on the Committee. 

1 



Journal of Common Council. 



[Oct. 11, 



After a short time the Committee returned, and handed to 
the Chairman the returns from the several wards of the city, 
of the election of members of the Common Council, which 
was read, and were as follows : 



North Mulberry Ward. 
John Agnew received 735 votes. 

William G. Mentz 
George Taber 



Edward Siter 
Charles Taylor 
George Emerick 



716 

562 

570 

25 

25 



South Mulberry Ward. 

John Yarrow received 595 votes. 

Thomas Snowden " 591 " 

Aaron S. Lippincott " 370 •' 

Lewis M. Troutman " 366 " 



North Ward. 



received 

u 



Samuel Copeland 
Joseph M. Thomas 

Joseph Diver " 

Henry Little " 

Middle Ward. 

Morris S. Wickersham received 

Thomas Eastlack " 



738 votes. 
746 " 
400 " 
400 « 



402 votes. 
384 « 



South Ward. 
George Griscom received 447 votes. 



William Kirk " 

Locust Ward. 
Edward Y. Farquhar received 
John M. Scott " 

Peter Scheets " 

Lane Schofield " 



271 



662 votes. 
665 " 
387 " 
364 " 



1850.] 



Journal of Common Council. 


Cedar Ward. 




William Watt received 


484 votes. 


Thomas Shaw " 


325 " 


Lombard Ward. 




Augustus W. Harker received 


400 votes 


A. D. Chaloner " 


164 " 


Charles Smith " 


34 « 


Scattering 


5 " 


Spruce Ward. 




Daniel B. Hinman received 


335 votes. 


Gideon G. Westcott " 


152 " 


John Allen " 


3 " 


Neav Market Ward. 




Benjamin Orne received 


420 votes. 


John F. Ohl " 


374 " 


Pine Ward. 




Charles A. Poulson received 


339 votes. 


B. F. Loper " 


280 " 


Dock Ward. 




Charles Abbey received 


369 votes. 


John M. Bead " 


218 " 


Scattering 


4 " 


Walnut Ward. 




Edward W. Boberts received 


149 votes. 


William A. Porter " 


135 " 


Chestnut Ward, 




George B. Fisher received 


235 votes 


Edward P. Middleton " 


144 « 



Journal of Common Council. [Oct. 11, 

High Street Ward. 



William F. Hansell received 


276 votes. 


Henry S. Patterson " 


158 " 


Scattering 


• 2 " 


Lower Delaware Ward. 




Samuel J. Christian received 


463 votes. 


Isaac Barton " 


326 " 


Scattering 


5 " 


Upper Delaware Ward. 




Alexander J. Derbyshire received 


341 votes. 


John C. Yeager " 


387 " 



And the certificates accompanying said returns, certified 
to the election of John Agnew and William G. Mentz from 
North Mulberry Ward ; John Yarrow and Thomas S. Snow- 
den of South Mulberry Ward ; Samuel Copeland and Joseph 
M. Thomas of North Ward ; Morris S. Wickersham of Mid- 
dle Ward ; George Griscom of South Ward ; Edward Y. Far- 
quhar and John M. Scott of Locust Ward ; William Watt of 
Cedar Ward ; Augustus W. Harker of Lombard Ward ; Da- 
niel B. Hinman of Spruce Ward ; Benjamin Orne of New 
Market Ward; Charles A. Poulson of Pine Ward; Charles 
Abbey of Dock Ward; Edward W. Roberts of Walnut Ward; 
George R. Fisher of Chestnut Ward ; William F. Hansell of 
High Street Ward ; Samuel J. Christian of Lower Delaware 
Ward; and John C. Yeager of Upper Delaware Ward ; as 
members of the Common Council of the city of Philadelphia, 
for the ensuing year. 

Mr. Thomas 

Moved that the returns be entered on the Journal, and 
the certificates filed among the archives of the city. 
Which was agreed to. 
Mr. Orne 

Moved that a Committee of two be appointed to wait on 



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the Mayor, and request him to attend in the Council Cham- 
ber to administer the oath of office to the members. 

The Chair appointed Messrs. Orne and Abbey on this 
Committee. 

After a short time, the Mayor was introduced into the 
Chamber by the Committee, and thereupon administered the 
oath or affirmation of office to each and every of the members 
elect present, and he then withdrew, attended by the same 
Committee. 

On motion of Mr. Christian, 

Council proceeded to the election of a President. 

The Chairman appointed Messrs. Christian and Yarrow 
tellers. 

Who having collected and counted the votes, reported that 
nineteen votes had been received — of which 

Thomas Snowden, Esq., had - 18 
Chas. A. Poulson, Esq., had - 1 

John M. Scott, Esq., had - 1 

Whereupon THOMAS SNOWDEN, Esq., was declared to 
have been duly elected President. 

The President then took the Chair. 
And on motion of Mr. Watt, 

Council proceeded to the election of a Clerk. 

Messrs. Watt and Copeland were appointed tellers. 

Who, after collecting and counting the votes, reported to the 
President — who declared that Thomas Birch, Jr., having re- 
ceived twenty votes, was duly elected Clerk. 

On motion of Mr. Orne, 

Council proceeded to the election of a Messenger. 

Messrs. Orne and Scott were appointed tellers. 

Who, after collecting and counting the votes, reported to 
the President— who declared that William Daugherty, 
having received twenty votes, was duly elected Messenger. 

On motion of Mr. Fisher, 



6 Journal of Common Council. [Oct, 11, 

Council proceeded to the election of a Printer and Stationer. 

Messrs. Fisher and Harker were appointed tellers. 

Who, having collected and counted the votes, reported to 
the President — who declared that Lydia R. Bailey, having 
received twenty votes, was duly elected Printer and Stationer. 

Mr. Mentz 

Offered the following : 

Resolved, That until otherwise ordered, the rules and regu- 
lations in use by the late Councils be adopted for the govern- 
ment of the present Councils. 

Which was twice read, and passed. 

Mr. Orne 

Offered the following : 

Resolved, That a Committee of three be appointed to take 
charge of the unfinished business of the late Council, and re- 
port on the same at the next stated meeting. 

Which was twice read, and passed. 

Messrs/ Orne, Hinman, and Harker were appointed on 
this Committee. 

Mr. Thomas 

Offered the following : 

Resolved, That Councils will meet on Tuesday next, the 
16th inst., in the Chamber of Common Council, at 12 o'clock 
(noon), to open and publish the returns of the Election for 
Mayor of the City of Philadelphia. 

Which was read twice, and passed. 

Select Council concurred. 

The President 

Announced the following appointments : 

Watering Committee — 

Messrs. Thomas, Christian, Agnew, Harker. 
Committee on Finance — 

Messrs. Mentz, Ch.; Poulson, Orne, Yarrow. 



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Committee on Police — 

Messrs. Poulson. Ch.; Hinman, Scott, Griscom. 
Committee on Public Ilighivays — 

Messrs. Yarrow, Ch.; Watt, Roberts, Copeland. 
Committee on Cleansing — 

Messrs. Griscom, Copeland, Abbey, Yeager. 
Committee on City Property — 

Messrs. Christian, Hinnian, Yeager, Farquhar. 
Committee on Legacies and Trusts — 

Messrs. Fisher, Ch.; Watt, Hansell, Wickersham. 
Commissioners of the Grirard Estates — 

Messrs. Orne, Mentz, Fisher, Thomas. 
Committee on the Gas Works — 

Messrs. Agnew, Farquhar. 
Library Committee — 

Messrs. Wickersham, Abbey. 

A Message from Select Council 

Informed that they had organized by electing 
William Morris, Esq., President. 

Edmund Wilcox, Clerk. 

William Daugherty, Messenger. 

Lydia R. Bailey, Printer. 

Which was read, and laid on the table. 
Another Message 

Informed that they had made the following appoint, 
ments : 

Watering Committee — 

Messrs. Wetherill, Trucks, Hagert, Lewis. 
Committee on Finance — 

Messrs. Trucks, Hagert, Lewis, Robins. 
Committee on Police — 

Messrs. Wetherill, Trucks, Waterman, Lancaster. 
Committee on Public Ilighivays — 

Messrs. Hutchinson, Lewis, Robins, Lennig. 



8 Journal of Common Council. [Oct. 11, 

Committee on Cleansing — 

Messrs. Robins, Lennig, Hutchinson, Perkins. 
Committee on City Property — 

Messrs. Souder, Waterman, Lancaster, Perkins. 
Committee on Legacies and Trusts — 

Messrs. Hagert, Lewis, Hutchinson, Perkins. 
Commissioners of the Grirard ^Estates — 

Messrs. Lancaster, "Wetherill, Waterman, Souder. 
Library Committee — 

Messrs. Waterman, Lennig. 
Visiting Committee to Gfirard College — 

Nov. and Dec, Messrs. Waterman, Perkins, Lewis, 
Hutchinson. January and February, Hagert, Trucks, Sou- 
der, Lancaster. March and April, Robins, Wetherill, Len- 
nig, Morris. May and June, Souder, Perkins, Hagert, 
Waterman. July and August, Lewis, Hutchinson, Robins, 
Trucks. September and October, Wetherill, Lennig, Lancas- 
ter, Morris. 
Committee on Cfas Works — 

Messrs. Wetherill and Perkins. 

Which was read and laid on the table. 
Mr. Griscom, member elect from South Ward, having been 
sworn in by the Recorder of the City, appeared and took his 
seat. 

Adjourned. 



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TUESDAY, October 15th, 1850. 



Council met. — Present, 




Messrs. Abbey, 


Messrs Mentz, 


Agnew, 


Orne, 


Christian, 


POULSON, 


Copeland, 


Roberts, 


Earquhar, 


Scott, 


Fisher, 


Thomas, 


Griscom, 


Watt, 


Hansell, 


WlCKERSHAM, 


Harker, 


Yarrow, 


HlNMAN, 


Yeager, 




Snowden, Pres't 



Mr. Mentz 

Moved that Select Council be informed that Common 
Council is ready to receive them in their Chamber, for the pur- 
pose of opening and publishing the returns of the Election for 
Major of the City. 

Which was agreed to. 

After a short time the President, Clerk, and members of 
Select Council entered. — Being seated, 

The President of the Select Council announced the object 
of the Convention, and handed to the Clerk the returns of the 
election for Mayor. — (See Journal of Select Council.) 

Which being read, it appeared that Charles Gilpin, Esq., 
had received a majority of the votes polled by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, for that office. 

Whereupon Charles Gilpin was declared to be duly elected 
Mayor of the City of Philadelphia for the ensuing year. 



10 Journal of Common Council. [Oct. 15, 

Mr. Wetherill 

Moved that a Committee of two be appointed to wait 
upon the Major elect, and inform him of his election, and re- 
quest him to attend in the Chamber of Common Council, to 
take the oath of office. 

Which was agreed to. 

Messrs. Wetherill and Orne were appointed said Committee. 

Mr. Waterman 

Moved that a Committee of two be appointed to wait 
upon the Recorder, and request him to attend in the Cham- 
ber of Common Council, to administer the oath of office to 
the Mayor elect. 

Which was agreed to. 

Messrs. Waterman and Agnew were appointed said Com- 
mittee. 

After some time, the Committee appointed to wait on the 
Mayor elect, returned, and introduced Charles Gilpin, the 
Mayor elect, who took and subscribed the oath of office, which 
was administered to him by Robert M. Lee, the Recorder of 
the City. 

The Convention was then dissolved, and Select Council re- 
tired. 

The President 

Announced that he had appointed the following Com- 
mittee, to wit: 

OF VISITATION TO THE GIRARD COLLEGE. 

November and December — 

Messrs. Scott, Griscom, Mentz, Agnew. 

January and February — 

Messrs. Poulson, Hinman, Yarrow, Abbey. 






1850.] Journal of Common Council. 11 

March and April — 

Messrs. Hansell, Yeager, Harker, Copeland. 
May and June — 

Messrs. Thomas, Watt, Fisher, Christian. 
July and August — 

Messrs. Orne, Farquhar, Wickersham, Roberts. 
September and October — 

Messrs. Scott, Griscom, Mentz, Agnew. 

Adjourned. 



12 Journal of Common Council. [Oct. 24, 

THURSDAY, October 24th ? 1850. 

Council met. — Present, 

Messrs. Abbey, Messrs. Orne, 

Agnew, Poulson, 

Christian, Roberts, 

Copeland, Scott, 

Farquhar, Thomas, 

Fisher, Watt, 

Griscom, Wickersham, 

Hansell, Yarrow, 

Harker, Yeager, 

Hinman, Snowden, Pres't, 
Mentz, 

Mr. Poulson 

Presented an application from William Young, asking to 
be appointed a Lieutenant of Police. 

Which was read and laid on the table. 
Mr. Orne, 

A petition, asking that a Market House may be erected 
on the lot owned by the City, situated between Schuylkill 
Front and Second streets, and Sassafras and Vine streets. 

Which was read and referred to the Committee on City 
Property. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

A petition, asking that Walnut street, from Dock street 
to the river Delaware, may be paved with stone blocks. 

The President, 

A communication from the President of the Board of 
City Commissioners, recommending that the owners of pro- 
perty on Gratz's Court be directed to have the same repaved. 



1850.] Journal of Common Council. 13 

Which was read and referred to the Committee on Public 
Highways. 

Also, 

A communication from the Secretary of the Marshal of 
Police, enclosing a copy of the proceedings of the Board of 
Police. (See Appendix of S. C.) 

Which was read and referred to the Committee on Police. 
Mr. Orne, 

An application of -Jules Hauel for permission to make a 
drain to culvert in Fourth street, opposite Library street. 

Which was read and referred to the Committee on Public 
Highways. 

Mr. Christian, 

A petition of citizens, asking that William Kentsil may 
be appointed a Lieutenant of Police, under the law establish- 
ing the Philadelphia Police District. 

Mr. Scott, 

One signed by the Reporters of the Press, recommending 
William Young for a Lieutenant of Police. 

Which were read and laid on the table. 
Mr. Poulson, 

From the Committee on Police, made a report, (Appendix, 
No. 1,) with the following resolution annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Police be, and they are 
hereby instructed to receive applications, and report the same 
to Councils, for the Police to be nominated to the Marshal, in 
accordance with the Acts of Assembly establishing the Phila- 
delphia Police District. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution annexed to the report. 
When the same was agreed to. 



14 Journal of Common Council. [Oct. 24, 

Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Orne, 

From the Committee to take charge of the unfinished 
business of the late Council, made a report, (Appendix, No. 2.) 

Which was read and laid on the table. 
Mr. Mentz 

Offered the following : 
Resolved, That the bill read Sept. 26th, entitled "An 
Ordinance to regulate the City Treasury/' be referred to the 
Committee on Finance. 

Which was read twice and passed. 

Adjourned. 






1850.] Journal of Common Council. 



THURSDAY, November 7th, 1850. 

Council met. — Present, 

Messrs. Abbey, Messrs. Orne, 

Agnew, Poulson, 

Christian, Roberts, 

Copeland, Scott, 

Farquhar, Thomas, 

Fisher, Watt, 

Griscom, Wickersham, 

Hansell, Yarrow, 

Harker, Yeager, 

Hinman, Snowden, Pres't. 
Mentz, 

The President 

Laid before Council a communication from E. C Biddle, 
Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Public Schools, 
informing of vacancies in said Board, by the resignation of 
B. Matthias, whose term expires June 30th, 1851, and the 
decease of Stephen Byerly, whose term of service extended 
to June 30th, 1852. 

Also, 

One from R. M. Lee, Recorder of the City, recommending 
Henry H. Kline for nomination to the Marshal of Police, as 
one of the policemen to be appointed for the city. 

Which were read and laid on the table. 

Also, 

One from the Clerk of the Council of the Borough of 
West Philadelphia, enclosing an Ordinance passed by that 
body, entitled "An Ordinance for regulating the curb line 
and water courses on Washington street, east of Bridgewater 
street." 



16 Journal of Common Council. [Nov. 7, 

Which was read and referred to the Committee on City 
Property. 

Also, 

One from W. Burton, asking to be appointed a clerk. 
Which was read and laid on the table. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

From the Committee on Public Highways, made a Re- 
port, (Appendix, No. 3,) with a bill annexed, entitled " An 
Ordinance relating to Water street." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first section was agreed to. 

The second section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then, by special order, read a third time and 
passed. 

Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Thomas 

Offered the following : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Police be requested to 
inquire into the expediency of repealing such portions of any 
existing Ordinances that authorize the owners or drivers of 
hackney coaches, cabs, &c, to charge more than twenty-five 
cents for conveying a passenger from any one place to 
another within the city limits ; and report to Councils at 
their next stated meeting. 

Which was read twice and passed. 

Select Council concurred. 



1850.] Journal of Common Council. 17 

Mr. Wickersham 

Offered the following : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Public Highways be 
instructed to inquire into the expediency of reporting an 
Ordinance to require the owners of lots to pave the whole of 
the footways in front thereof, whether buildings have bee& 
erected thereon or not. 

Which was read twice and passed. 

Select Council concurred, 
Mr. Poulson, 

From the Committee on Police, made a Report, {Appen- 
dix, JS T o. 4,) with a bill annexed, entitled " An Ordinance 
providing for the nomination of Policemen, to the Marshal 
of Police, and for the election of four Lieutenants of Police, 
in accordance with the Act of Assembly." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the Bill annexed to the report. 

The first section was agreed to. 

The second section was agreed to. 

The preamble was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then, by special order, read a third time and 
passed. 

Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Poulson, 

From the same Committee, made a further report, {Ap- 
pendix, No, 5.) with a list of applicants to be policemen under 
the Marshal of Police. 

Which was read, and transmitted to Select Council, 

3 



18 Journal of Common Council. [Nov. 7, 

Mr. Orne 

Moved that Select Council be informed that this Council 
is ready to receive them in their Chamber, for the purpose of 
electing in Convention four Lieutenants of Police for the 
City, in accordance with the Acts of Assembly, establishing 
the Philadelphia Police District. Also to elect two Directors 
of the Public Schools, to fill the vacancies occasioned by the 
resignation of B. Mathias, and the decease of Stephen 
Byerly. 

Which was agreed to. 

After a short time, the President, Clerk, and members 
of Select Council entered. 

Councils being assembled in Convention, 

The President 

Announced the object thereof. 

And it was 
Ordered, That the Convention do proceed to the election 
of four Lieutenants of Police. 

When, of the Select Council, 
Messrs. Hagert, Lancaster, Lennig, Lewis, Perkins, Ro- 
bins, Souder, Trucks, Waterman, Morris, Pres't., (10) voted 
for Walter A. Watkin, William Young, Richard Ellis, and 
Samuel M. Hamilton. 

Mr. Wetherill (1) voted for Walter A. Watkin, William 
Young, Richard Ellis, and Davis E. Hoffman. 

Of the Common Council, 
Messrs. Abbey, Agnew, Christian, Copeland, Farquhar, 
Griscom, Hansell, Harker, Orne, Roberts, Scott, Wicker- 
sham, Y r eager (13) voted for Walter A. Watkin, William 
Young, Richard Ellis, and Samuel M. Hamilton. 

Messrs. Fisher, Hinman, Mentz, Poulson, Watt, Yarrow, 
Snowden, Pres't., (7) voted for W. B. Lane, William Young, 
Richard Ellis, and Samuel M. Hamilton. 



1850.] Journal of Common Council. 19 

Mr. Thomas (1) voted for W. B. Lane, William Young, 
Richard Ellis, and Davis E. Hoffman. 



So that 












William Young 


had 32 votes. 




Richard Ellis 


it 


32 


u 




Samuel M. Hamilton 


a 


30 


a 




Walter A. Watkin 


a 


24 


a 




W. B. Lane 


a 


8 


a 




Davis E. Hoffman 


a 


2 


.i 



Whereupon, William Young, Richard Ellis, Samuel M. 
Hamilton, and Walter A. Watkin, were declared to be duly 
elected Lieutenants of Police for the ensuing year. 

On motion, 
The Convention proceeded to the election of two Direc- 
tors of the Public Schools, the candidate receiving the largest 
number of votes to be declared elected for the longest term. 

The President 

Appointed Mr. Hagert of the Select, and Mr. Griscom 
of the Common Council, Tellers, who, having collected and 
counted the votes, reported that 32 votes had been received, 
of which 

Thomas E. Baxter had 28 votes. 

George H. Roberts " 16 " 

Gavin Woodward " 13 " 

John L. Goddard " 4 " 

Christopher Wetherill " 2 " 

Joshua L. Price " 1 " 

Whereupon, Thomas E. Baxter, having received a ma- 
jority of the votes polled, was declared to be duly elected a 
School Director, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the decease 
of Stephen Byerly, whose term extended to June 30th, 1852. 

And it was 
Ordered, That the Convention do proceed to a second 
ballot. 



20 Journal of Common Council. [Nov. 7, 

The same Tellers acting, reported that 32 votes had 
been received, of which 

George H. Roberts had 17 votes. 
Gavin Woodward " 14 " 
John L. Goddard « 1 " 

Whereupon, George H. Roberts, having received a ma- 
jority of all the votes, was declared elected a Director of the 
Public Schools, in the place of B. Matthias, resigned, whose 
term expires June 80th, 1851. 

The Convention was then dissolved, and Select Council 
retired. 

A message from Select Council 

Informed that they had passed the following, to wit : 

Resolved, That the names of applicants for the Police, 
reported to Councils by the Committee on Police, be reported 
to the Marshal of Police, in accordance with the Act of 
Assembly establishing the Philadelphia Police District. 

Which was read twice and passed. 

So Common Council concurred. 

Adjourned.. 



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Journal of Common Council 



21 



THURSDAY, November 21st, 1850. 

Council met. — Present, 



Messrs. Abbey, 
Agxew, 
Christian, 
copeland, 
Farquhar, 
Fisher, 
Griscom, 
Hansell, 
Harker, 

HlNMAN, 



Messrs Mentz, 
Orxe, 
Roberts, 
Scott, 
Thomas, 
Watt, 

WlCKERSHAM, 

Yarrow, 
Yeager, 
Sxowdex, Pres't. 



Mr. Scott 

Presented a communication from H. Yerkes, Master 
Warden, asking Councils to take measures to have removed 
the hulls of two vessels sunk in the channel of the river, 
opposite the city. 

Mr. Watt 

A petition of Citizens residing in the south-western part 
of the city asking for the erection of a market house in that 
vicinity. 

Which were read and referred to the Committee on City 
Property. 

Mr. Thomas 

A communication from William B. Lane, asking to be 
elected appraiser of Tavern Licenses. 
Mr. Roberts 



One from Arthur Brades of similar tenor, 



22 Journal of Common Council. [Nov. 21, 

Which were read and laid on the table. 

Mr. Wicker sham 

A petition of owners and occupants of property in the 
vicinity of Cedar, Lombard, Delaware 6th to 9th, sts., asking 
that a Police Station House may be erected in that district. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

A petition, asking that a Gas Lamp may be placed in 
Broad street, east side, between Mulberry and Cherry st. 

Which were read and referred to the Committee on Police. 

The President 

Laid before Council a communication from the Marshal 
of Police, giving a list of the Policemen appointed by him for 
the city. — (Appendix No. 6.) 

Mr. Hinman 

Presented a communication, signed by sundry citizens, 
recommending William Johnston as a suitable person to be 
appointed appraiser of Tavern Licenses. 

Which were read and laid on the table. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

From the Committee on Public Highways made a re- 
port {Appendix No. 7) with a Bill and resolution annexed. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report, entitled " An Ordi- 
nance to provide for the paving of the footways in front of 
lots not built upon." 

The first section was agreed to. 
The second section was agreed to. 
The title was agreed to. 
And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 



1850.] Journal of Common Council. 23 

It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution annexed to the report, to wit ; 

Resolved, That the City Commissioners be directed to no- 
tify the owners of ground bordering thereon, to pave and 
curb the certain private street between George and Chestnut, 
and extending westward from Schuylkill 3d st. 

Which was agreed to. 

Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Hinman, 

From the Committee on Police, made a report (Apjien- 
dix No. 8) in answer to the petition of John G. Fox, a night 
policeman, with the following resolution annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Police be discharged from 
the further consideration of the subject. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
of the resolution annexed to the report. 

When the same was agreed to. 

Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Mentz 

Moved that Council proceed to the Election of three 
Managers of the Wills' Hospital, to serve for a term of 
three years. 

Which was agreed to. 

The President 

Appointed Messrs. Mentz and Thomas tellers, who hav- 
ing collected and counted the votes, reported that nineteen 
ballots had been received, and that 



24 Journal of Common Council. [Nov. 21, 

Isaac Elliott had 19 votes 
J. P. Pleasants " 18 " 
Franklin Piatt " 12 " 
James M. Harris 8 " 

Whereupon Isaac Elliott, J. P. Pleasants, and Franklin 
Piatt, having received a majority of all the votes, were de- 
clared elected managers of the "Wills' Hospital for the term 
of three years. 

A message from Select Council, 

Informed that they had had under consideration the 
following resolution, to wit : 

" Resolved, That the Presidents of Councils are hereby re- 
quested to memorialize the Legislature for authority to pass 
Ordinances regulating the storage of saltpetre within the 
limits of the city." 

And had referred the same to the Committee on Police. 

Which was read. 
And on motion, 

Common Council concurrred in the reference. 
Another message, 

Informed that Select Council had received a report from 
the Commissioners of the Girard Estates, 

And had passed a bill thereto annexed, entitled "An 
Ordinance to authorize the Board of Commissioners of the 
Girard Estates to introduce Gas into the Girard College 
for Orphans, and to make an appropriation therefor." 

Which was read. 
Ou motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first and only section was agreed to. 
The title was agreed to. 



1850.] Journal of Common Council. 25 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 
It was then by special order, read a third time and 



So Common Council concurred. 
Mr. Farquhar 

Offered the following. 

Resolved, That the Committee on Police be instructed to 
inquire into the expediency of reporting a bill prohibiting the 
washing of pavements after the hour of 9 o'clock, A. M., 
from the 1st of October to the 1st of April ; and after the 
hour of 8 o'clock, A. M., from the 1st of April to the 1st of 
October. 

Which was read twice, and passed. 
A message from Select Council, 

Informed that they had received a communication from 
Casper Heft, President of the Board of Appraisers of Tavern 
Licenses, informing of the resignation of George R. Smith, 
a member of said Board elected by the City Councils. 

Which was read and laid on the table. 

Mr. Christian 

Presented a communication from John Caldwell asking to be 
elected Appraiser of Tavern Licenses. 

Mr. Abby 
One from John Reynolds of similar tenor. 
Mr. Mentz 

Moved that Select Council be informed that Common Coun- 
cil is ready to receive them in their chamber for the purpose 
of electing in Convention three Directors of the Pennsylvania 
Railroad Company. Also, an Appraiser of Tavern Licenses 
in the place of, and for the unexpired term of George R. 
Smith, resigned. 

After a short time the President, Clerk and Members of 
Select Council entered. 

4 



26 Journal of Common Council. [Nov. 21, 

Councils being assembled in Convention, 
The President announced the object thereof. 
And it was 

Ordered that the Convention do proceed to the election of 
three Directors of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, to 
serve for one year. 

When, of the Select Council, 

Messrs. Lancaster, Lennig, Lewis, Robins, Souder, Trucks, 
Waterman, Morris, Pres't. (8) voted for A. J. Derbyshire, 
E. M. Davis, and Geo. Howell. 

Messrs. Hagert Perkins and Wetherill (3) voted for A. J. 
Derbyshire, E. M. Davis and S. W. Weer. 

Mr. Hutchinson (1) voted for E. M. Davis, Geo. Howell 
and S. W. Weer. 

•Of the Common Council, 

Messrs. Abbey, Agnew, Copeland, Farquhar, Fisher, 
Harker, Mentz, Roberts, Thomas, Watt, Wickersham, Snow- 
den, Pres't. (12) voted for A. J. Derbyshire, Geo. Howell and 
Samuel W. Weer. 

Messrs. Christian, Hansell, Hinman, Scott, Yarrow, (5) 
voted for A. J. Derbyshire, George Howell, and Edward M. 
Davis. 

Messrs. Griscom, Orne, (2) voted for A. J. Derbyshire, 
E. M. Davis, and S. W. Weer. 

Mr. Yeager (1) voted for Jos. S. Lewis, G. Howell, S. W. 
Weer. 

So that 



A. J. Derbyshire 


had 


30 votes 


George Howell 


a 


27 " 


E. M. Davis 


a 


19 " 


Samuel W. Weer 


a 


19 " 


Jos. S. Lewes 


a 


1 " 



Whereupon A. J. Derbyshire and George Howell having 



1850.] Journal of Gammon Council. 27 

received a majority of all the votes, were declared elected 
Directors of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company for one year. 
And it was 

Ordered that the Convention do proceed to the election of 
one Director of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. 
When of the Select Council, 

Messrs. Hagert, Hutchinson, Lancaster, Lennig, Lewis, 
Robins, Souder, Truck, Waterman, Morris Pres't. (10) vo'ed 
for E. M. Davis. 

Messrs. Perkins and Wetherill (2) voted for S. W. Wecr. 
Of the Common Council, 

Messrs. Abbey, Farquhar, Griscom, Hansell, Hinman, 
Scott, Yarrow, Snowden, Pres't., (8) voted for Edwin M. Davis. 

Messrs. Agnew, Christian, Copeland, Fisher, Harker, 
Mentz, Orne, Roberts, Thomas, Watt, Wickersham, Yeager, 
(12) voted for Samuel W. Weer. 

So that 

E. M. Davis had 18 votes 
S. W. Weer " 14 " 

Whereupon Edward M. Davis was declared elected a Di- 
rector of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, to serve for 
one year. 

On motion, 

The Convention proceeded to the election of an Appraiser 
of Tavern Licenses, in the place of G. R. Smith, resigned. 
When 

Of the Select Council 

Messrs. Hagert, Lancaster, Souder, Trucks, Wetherill (5) 
voted for W. B. Lane. 

Messrs. Hutchinson, Lewis, Perkins, Robins, Morris, Pres't. 
(5) voted for Wm. Johnson. 

Messrs. Lennig, Waterman, (2) voted for John Reynolds. 
Of the Common Council 



16 


votes, 


11 


u 


3 


a 


1 


u 


1 


a 



28 Journal of Common Council. [Nov. 21, 

Messrs. Copeland, Fisher, Griscom, Hansell, Mentz, Orne, 
Scott, Thomas, Yarrow, Yeager, Snowden, Pres't. (11) voted 
for W. B. Lane. 

Messrs. Agnew, Farquhar, Harker, Hinman, Watt, Wick- 
ersham, (6) voted for William Johnson. 
Mr. Abbey (1) voted for John Reynolds. 
Mr. Christian (1) voted for John Caldwell. 
Mr. Roberts (1) voted for Arthur Bradis. 
So that 

William B. Lane had 
William Johnston " 
John Reynolds " 

John Caldwell 
Arthur Bradis " 

There being no election, 
On motion, the Convention proceeded to a second vote. 
When, of the Select Council, 

Messrs. Hagert, Lancaster, Lennig, Souder, Trucks, Weth- 
erill (6) voted for Wm. B. Lane. 

Messrs. Hutchinson, Lewis, Perkins, Robins, Morris, 
Pres't. (5) voted for Wm. Johnston. 

Mr. Waterman (1) voted for John Reynolds. 

Of the Common Council 
Messrs. Copeland, Fisher, Griscom, Hansell, Mentz, Orne, 
Scott, Thomas, Yeager, Snowden, Pres't. (10) voted for Wm. 
B. Lane. 

Messrs. Agnew, Christian, Farquhar, Harker, Hinman, 
Roberts, Watt, Wickersham, (8) voted for William Johnston. 
Messrs. Abby and Yarrow (2) voted for John Reynolds. 
So that 

William B. Lane had 16 votes, 
William Johnston ' " 13 " 

John Reynolds " 3 " 

There being no election, 



1850.] Journal of Common Council. 29 

On motion 

The Convention proceeded to a third vote. 
When of the Select Council 
Messrs. Hagert, Lancaster, Lewis, Souder, Trucks, Weth- 
erill, (6) voted for W. B. Lane. 

Messrs. Hutchinson, Perkins, Robins, Waterman, Morris, 
Pres't. (5) voted for Wm. Johnston. 

Mr. Lennig (1) voted for John Reynolds. 
Of the Common Council 

Mrs. Abbey, Copeland, Fisher, Griscom, Hansell, Mentz, 
Orne, Scott, Thomas, Yarrow, Yeager, Snowden, Pres't. (12) 
voted for W. B. Lane. 

Messrs. Agnew, Christian, Farquhar, Harker, Hinman, 
Roberts, Watt, Wickersham, (8) voted for William Johnston. 
So that 

William B. Lane had 18 votes, 

William Johnston " 13 " 

John Reynolds " 1 " 

Whereupon 
William B. Lane having received a majority of all the votes 
was declared elected Appraiser of Tavern Licenses in the 
place of, and for the unexpired time of George R. Smith, re- 
signed. 

The Convention was then dissolved and Select Council re- 
tired. 

A message from Select Council. 

Informed that they had passed the following, to wit : 
Resolved, That the Committee on Public Highways be and 
they are hereby instructed to enquire into the expediency of 
paving during the ensuing year, all unpaved streets in the 
City of Philadelphia, and to obtain an estimate of the cost 
thereof, and report the same to Councils. 
Which was read twice and passed. 
So Common Council concurred. 

Adjourned. 



30 



Journal of Common Council. 



[Dec. 5, 



THURSDAY, December 5th, 1850. 

Council met. — Present, 



Messrs. Abbey, 
Agnew, 
Christian, 
copeland, 
Farquhar, 
Fisher, 
Griscom, 
Hansell, 
Harker, 

HlNMAN, 

Mr. Christian 



Messrs. Mentz, 
Orne, 



PoiJLSON, 

Roberts, 

Scott, 

Watt, 

WlCKERSHAM, 

Yarrow, 
Yeager, 
Snowden, Pres't. 



Presented a memorial from Charles Perot, owner of pro- 
perty No. 58 South 6th st., asking compensation for injury 
to said property, occasioned by a broken water pipe in Swan- 
wick street on the rear of the same. 

Which was read and referred to the Watering Committee. 

Mr. Hinman 

Presented a petition of merchants and others represent- 
ing that the law allowing signs and merchandize to be extended 
four feet from the line of the building as an inconvenience, 
and asking that some action be taken on the subject. 

Mr. Farquhar, 

Twelve petitions asking for the passage of an Ordinance 
to regulate the time in which pavements may be washed. 



1850.] Journal of Common Council. 31 

Mr. Griscom, 

One asking for a gas lamp in Morris street between Pine 
and Lombard streets. 

Which were severally read and referred to the Committee 
on Police. 

Mr. Mentz, • 

Presented a communication from H. Yerkes, Master 
Warden, enclosing a resolution passed by the Board of War- 
dens, calling attention to the necessity of an early completion 
of the survey of the river Schuylkill, now in charge of the 
Surveyors of the City and District. 

Which was read and referred to the Committee on Public 
Highways. 

The President 

Laid before Council a communication from the Marshal 
of Police, informing of three vacancies in the Police Depart- 
ment, caused by the resignations of Geo. W. Bosler, Alex. C. 
Smith, and Lewis Way. 

Also, 

One from a Committee appointed at a meeting of mer- 
chants and citizens, held at the Exchange, Nov. 28th, 1850, 
asking Councils to appoint a Committee to co-operate with 
them in making arrangements to celebrate the arrival of the 
steamer City of Glasgow. 

Also, 

One from C. Stevenson, tendering his resignation of the 
office of City Treasurer, to take effect on the 31st inst. 

Which were severally read and laid on the table. 

Also, 

A communication from S. P. Welsh, Clerk of the Board 
of Police, enclosing a resolution passed by that body, calling 
the attention of Council to the subject of providing suitable 



32 Journal of Common Council. [Dec. 5, 

Station Houses for the police acting under the Marshal of 
Police. 

Which was read and referred to the Committee on Police. 

Mr. Poulson, 

From the Committee on Police, made a report (Appendix 
No. 9) with two bills annexed. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the first bill annexed to the report, entitled "An Ordi- 
nance making an appropriation to the Committee on Police, 
for the pupose therein mentioned." 

The first and only section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

Select Council concurred. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the second bill annexed to the report, entitled "An 
Ordinance relative to the payment of the Lieutenants of Police, 
and the policemen appointed under the provisions of an Ordi- 
nance therein mentioned." 

The first section was agreed to. 

The second section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

Select Council concurred. 



1850.] Journal of Common Council. 33 

Mr. Poulson, 

From the same Committee, made a further report (Ap- 
pendix, No. 10), with a bill annexed, entitled "An Ordinance 
relating to the Police." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first section being under consideration, 

Mr. Yeager, 

Made a motion, that the further consideration of the 
section be postponed, and that the bill be printed for the use 
of the members. 

Which was agreed to. 

Mr. Poulson, 

From the same Committee, made a further report (Ap- 
pendix, No. 11) with a bill annexed, entitled " An Ordinance 
to fix the pay of the Watchman of the City Hall." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first and only section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then, by special order, read a third time and 
passed. 

Select Council concurred. 



34 Journal of Common Council. [Dec. 5, 

Mr. Harker, on leave given, 

Presented a petition of residents of Sansom street, 
asking that measures may be taken to have the houses in said 
street, between 7th and 8th streets, re-numbered. 

Mr. Griscom 

Presented a remonstrance signed by citizens residing in 
Sansom street, between 7th and 8th streets, against any 
alteration in the numbers in said square. 

Which were read and referred to the Committee on Public 
Highways. 

Mr. Roberts 

Offered the following : 

Resolved, That the expediency of prohibiting the erec- 
tion of awning posts on the pavements, be referred to the 
proper Committee having jurisdiction thereon. 

Which was read twice and passed, 

Mr. Roberts 

Moved that the resolution be referred to the Committee 
on Public Highways. 

Which was agreed to. 

Select Council concurred, 

Mr. Yarrow 

Offered the following : 

Resolved, That the Hon. Charles Gilpin, Mayor of the 
City of Philadelphia, be, and is hereby constituted and ap- 
pointed an agent to represent the Mayor, Aldermen and 
Citizens of the City of Philadelphia, at a special meeting of 
the stockholders of the Pennsylvania Rail Road Company, 
to be held at the office of said Company, on the 9th of Dec. 
instant. 



1850.] Journal of Common Council. 35 

Which was read twice and passed. 

Mr. Poulson 

Moved that Select Council be informed that Common 
Council is ready to receive them in their Chamber for the 
purpose of nominating in Convention, at least nine persons 
from whom the Marshal of Police shall choose three policemen 
to fill the vacancies reported by him this evening. 

After a short time, the President, Clerk, and members 
of Select Council entered. 

Councils being assembled in Convention, 

The President 

Announced the object thereof* 

Mr. Waterman 

Moved that the names of all applicants remaining on the 
list reported to the Marshal of Police on the 7th November 
last be taken up for consideration. 

Which was agreed to* 

The list being under consideration, 

Mr. Mentz 

Moved that the name of William Thompson, of Korth 
Mulberry Ward, be added to the same. 

Which was agreed to* 
Mr. Watt 

Withdrew the name of Andrew Long, of Cedar Ward. 

Mr. Waterman 

Moved that the list as amended be transmitted to the 
Marshal of Police, as the nominations of Select and Common 
Councils from which to select three policemen to fill the vacan- 
cies occasioned by the resignations reported this evening. 

Which was agreed to. 



36 Journal of Common Council. [Dec. 5, 

The Convention was then dissolved, and Select Council 
retired. 

A message from Select Council 

Informed that they had passed the following, to wit : 

Resolved, that a Committee of three members of each Council 
be appointed to co-operate with the Committee of Merchants 
and Citizens appointed at a meeting held on the 28th of No- 
vember 1850, to celebrate the arrival of the Steamer City of 
Glasgow at the Port of Philadelphia. 

And had appointed Messrs. Robins, Waterman, and Sou- 
der, the Committee on the part of Select Council. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution, 

When the same was agreed to. 
So Common Council concurred. 
The President 

Appointed Messrs. Poulson, Scott, and Roberts, 

Another message 

Informed that Select Council had passed the following, 
to wit : 

Resolved, That in accepting the resignation of Cornelius 
Stevenson of the office of City Treasurer, it is with pleasure 
that the Select and Common Councils express their esteem for 
an officer whose fidelity to the high trust reposed in him, has 
commanded for so many years the confidence, not only of the 
members of Councils individually, but of the community at 
large. 

Resolved, That a certified copy of the foregoing resolution 
be forwarded to Mr. Stevenson. 



1850.] Journal of Common Council. 37 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and consideration 
of the resolutions, 

When the same were unanimously agreed to. 

So Common Council concurred. 

Another message 

Informed that Select Council had concurred in the reso- 
lution, appointing an agent to attend the meeting of the Penna. 
Rail Road Company, with an amendment, to wit: 

Strike out all after the word " Resolved," and insert the 
following in lieu thereof, to wit : 

"That the Mayor of the City, the President of the Select 
Council, and the President of the Common Council, be and 
they are hereby authorized to attend the general meeting of 
Stock-Holders of the Pennsylvania Rail Road Company, to be 
held at the office of said Company, on Monday 9th inst., and 
to represent the City of Philadelphia at said meeting, in acting 
upon the Supplement to the Charter of said Company, passed 
at the last Session of the Legislature." 

Which was read, 

And being under consideration, 

Mr. Yarrow 

Moved to amend the amendment by striking out the word 
"general," in the third line, and inserting the word "special" 
in lieu thereof. 

Which was agreed to. 
The amendment as amended was agreed to. 
So Common Council concurred. 

Adjourned. 



38 Journal of Common Council. [Dec. 19. 

THURSDAY, December 19th. 1850. 

Council met. — Present, 

Messrs. Abbey, Messrs. Mentz, 

Agnew, Orne, 

Christian, Poulsoint, 

Copeland, Roberts, 

Farquhar, Scott, 

Fisher, Thomas, 

Griscom, Watt, 

Haxsell, Wickersham, 

Harker, Yarrow, 

HlNxMAN, Yeager, 

Snowden, Pres't. 

Mr. Roberts, 

Presented communications from Michael M'Goey and 
Daniel Delany, residing in Walnut street, east of Front st., 
asking compensation for loss sustained by the stoppage of 
travel at the foot of Walnut street, during the construction of 
the culvert. 

Which were read, and referred to the Committee on 
Public Highways. 

Mr. Thomas, 

A communication from Dr. J. A. M'Culloch, asking to be 
re-elected a Vaccine Physician. 

Mr. Fisher, 

One from Wm. Blackwood, M.D., asking to be elected a 
Vaccine Physician. 

Which were read and laid on the table. 



1850.] Journal of Common Council. 39 

Mr. Yeager, 

A petition of citizens asking that measures may betaken 
to prohibit the erection of steam saw mills within the city 
limits. 

Which was read and referred to the Committee on Police. 

Mr. Poulson, 

A petition of citizens, asking that the Fish Market 
House may be removed from the foot of High street. 

Which was read and referred to the Committee on 
City Property. 

Mr. Mentz, 

A communication from John Lindsay, asking to be 
elected City Treasurer, and proposing as his sureties, Mr. 
David Watt and Mr. Hugh Catherwood. 

Which was read and laid on the table. 

The President 

Laid before Council a report from R. H. Smith, City 
Clerk, of the number of buildings for which permits were 
issued during the present year. (Appendix, No. 12.) 

Also 

A communication from A. G. Hines and Jos. Govett, 
City Commissioners, and R. H. Smith, City Clerk, asking to 
be re-elected to the offices they respectively hold. 

Also 

One from James Leslie, offering himself as a candidate 
for the office of Agent of the Girard Estates. 

Also 

A communication from Messrs. H. P. & C. F. Beck, in- 
forming that they had caused their docks below Spruce st., to 



40 Journal of Common Council, [Dec. 19, 

be cleansed at #n expense of $2367 46, and asking to be re- 
funded said amount. 

Which were severally read and laid on the table. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

From the Committee on Public Highways, made a report, 
(Appendix, No. 13) with the following annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That the City Commissioners, under the direction 
of the Committee on Public Highways, be authorized and di- 
rected to contract for a sufficient quantity of cubical blocks of 
stone, to pave three squares, during the ensuing season ; said 
stone to be laid in such streets as Councils may hereafter de- 
termine. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and consideration 
of the resolution annexed to the report. 

When the same was agreed to. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

From the same Committee, made a report (Appendix, 
No. 14) in answer to the communication from the Board of 
Wardens, relative to the survey of the river Schuylkill, with 
a resolution annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Public Highways be dis- 
charged from the further consideration of the subject. 

Which was read. 

On motion 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the subject. 

When the same was agreed to. 



1850.] Journal of Common Council. 41 

Mr. Yarrow, 

From the same Committee, made a further report {Ap- 
pendix, No. 15) giving a list of the unpaved streets in the 
city, and an estimate of the expense of paving the same. 

Which was read and laid on the table. 

Mr. Poulson, 

From the Committee on Police, made a report, [Appen- 
dix, No. 16) in answer to the petitions asking that the wash- 
ing of pavements may be restricted to certain hours of the 
day, with a resolution annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That the Committee be discharged from the fur- 
ther consideration of the subject. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution annexed to the report. 

When the same was agreed to. 
Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Poulson, 

Moved that the petitions relating to the subject of wash- 
ing pavements, be referred to the Watering Committee. 

On agreeing to which the yeas and nays were required, 
and were as follows : 

Yeas, Messrs. Farquhar, Fisher, Hinman, Orne, Poulson, 
Roberts, Scott, Watt, Wickersham, Yeager, (10). 

Nays, Messrs. Abbey, Agnew, Christian, Copeland, Gris- 
com, Hansell, Harker, Mentz, Thomas, Yarrow, Snowden, 
Pres't. (11). 

So the motion was not agreed to. 



42 Journal of Common Council, [Dec. 19, 

Mr. Griscom, 

Offered the following. 

Resolved, That the Clerks of Councils, under the direction 
of the Committee on Finance, be directed to prepare and 
publish a digest of the Ordinances and Acts of Assembly, re- 
lating to the Corporation of the City of Philadelphia. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the same. 

When, on motion of Mr. Poulson, 

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Poulson 

Moved that Council proceed to the second reading and 
consideration of the bill reported by the Committee on Police, 
entitled, 

"An Ordinance relating to the Police." 
Which was agreed to. 
The first, second, third, and fourth sections were agreed 



to. 



The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 
It was then read a third time and passed. 
Select Council concurred. 
Mr. Mentz, 
Moved that Select Council be informed that Common 



1850.] Journal of Common Council. 43 

Council is ready to receive them in their chamber for the 
purpose of electing in convention a City Treasurer, in the 
place of C. Stevenson, resigned. 

Which was agreed to. 

After a short time the President, Clerk, and members of 
Select Council entered. 

Councils being assembled in convention, 

The President announced the object thereof. 

And it was ordered that the Convention do proceed to 
the election of a City Treasurer. 

When, of the Select Council, 

Messrs. Hagert, Hutchinson, Lancaster, Lennig, Lewis, 
Perkins, Robins, Souder, Trucks, Waterman, Wetherill, Mor- 
ris, Pres't., (12), voted for John Lindsay. 

Of the Common Council, 

Messrs. Abbey, Agnew, Christian, Copeland, Farquhar, 
Fisher, Griscom, Hansell, Harker, Hinman, Mentz, Orne, 
Poulson, Roberts, Scott,. Thomas, Watt, Wickersham, Yar- 
row, Yeager, Snowden, Pres't., (21), voted for John Lindsay. 

Whereupon 

John Lindsay having received thirty-three votes, was 
declared duly elected City Treasurer, in the place of Corne- 
lius Stevenson resigned. 

The Convention was then dissolved,, and Select Council 
retired. 

Mr. Roberts in his place, 

Offered a bill, (Appendix, No. 17), entitled, " An Ordi- 
nance to prohibit the placing of awning posts on the foot pave- 
ments in the city of Philadelphia." 

Which was read. 



44 Journal of Common Council. [Dec. 19, 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the same. 

The first section being under consideration, 
Mr. Harker 

Moved that the further consideration thereof be post- 
poned, and that the bill be laid on the table* 

Which was not agreed to. 

On agreeing to the first section, the yeas and nays were re- 
quired, and were as follows : 

Yeas, Messrs. Abbey, Christian, Farquhar, Fisher, Hansell, 
Hinman, Poulson, Roberts, Thomas, Wickersham, Yarrow? 
Yeager, (12). 

Nays, Messrs. Agnew, Copeland, Griscom, Harker, Mentz,, 
Orne, Scott, Watt, Snowden, Pres't., (9). 

So the first section was agreed to. 

The second section being under consideration, 

Mr. Christian 

Moved that the further consideration thereof be post- 
poned, and that the bill be printed for the use of members. 

Which was agreed to. 

Mr. Wickersham, 

Offered the following : 

Resolved, That the Committee on City property be instructed 
to inquire into the expediency of subdividing the vacant pro- 
perty belonging to the city, situated on Sch. Second, Front, 
Ashton, and Chestnut streets, and upon Vine st. between Sch. 
Front and Second sts., into building lots, and offering the same 
for sale, upon ground-rent, or otherwise. 



1850.] Journal of Common Council. 45 

Which was read twice and passed. 
Select Council concurred. 

A message from Select Council 

Informed that they had passed the following : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Public Highways be in- 
structed to discontinue, for the present season, the paving of 
the streets not already completed or begun, and designated in 
a resolution of Councils of 12th September last. 

Which was read twice, and passed. 
So Common Council concurred. 

Another message 

Informed that Select Council had had under considera- 
tion the bill reported by the Committee on Public Highways, 
entitled, " An Ordinance to provide for the paving of foot- 
ways in front of lots not built upon." 

And being under consideration, the following amendment 
was postponed, to wit : 

Insert after the word "upon," in the 4th line of the sec- 
tion, the words, "and also every owner of ground upon which 
sheds or other temporary buildings may be erected;" and, 

On motion, 

The Amendment, together with the Bill, was referred to 
the Committee on Public Highways, to inquire and report as 
to the expense thereof. 

Which was read. 

And on motion, 

Common Council concurred in the reference. 

Another message 

Informed that Select Council had received a report from 
the Watering Committee, accompanied by a communication 



46 Journal of Common Council. [Dec. 19, 

from the Superintendent of the Water Works ; and that they 
had passed a resolution relative thereto, to wit : 

Resolved, That the action of the Watering Committee, in 
not extending the thirty-inch main on Mulberry St., east 
of Delaware Second St., be, and the same is hereby approved. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and consideration 
of the resolution. 

When the same was agreed to. 

So Common Council concurred. 

Another message, 

Informed that Select Council had passed the following, to 
wit : 

Resolved, That the Commissioners of the Girard Estates 
be instructed to inquire into the expediency of having the 
remains of the late Stephen Girard removed to a suitable 
situation within the College grounds, there to be interred, 
with a view to the erection of an appropriate memorial over 
the same. 

Which was read twice and passed. 
So Common Council concurred. 

Another message, 

Informed that Select Council had passed the following : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Police are hereby in- 
structed to report to Councils, at the next stated meeting, 
upon the resolution in relation to the storage of saltpetre, 
referred to them on the 7th of November. 

Which was read twice and passed. 
So Common Council concurred. 



1850.] Journal of Common Council. 47 

Another message 

Informed that the Select Council had passed the following : 

Resolved, That the Watering Committee be and they are 
hereby authorized to make the following transfers in the ap- 
propriation made to the said Committee for the year 1850. — 
From item " Thirty-Inch Main," the sum of eight hundred 
dollars to item " Iron Pipes," the sum of three hundred dol- 
lars to item " Incidentals," and the sum of twenty-five dollars 
to item " Salaries." 

Which was read twice and passed. 
So Common Council concurred. 
Mr. Mentz 

Offered the following : 

Resolved, That David Watt and Hugh Catherwood be 
and they are hereby approved as the sureties of the City 
Treasurer. 

Which was read twice and passed. 

Mr. Thomas 

Presented a communication from Samuel J. G. Nancrede, 
M.D., asking to be elected a Vaccine Physician. 

Which was read and laid on the table. 

A message from Select Council, 

Informed that they had concurred in the resolution ap- 
proving of the sureties of the City Treasurer with an amend- 
ment, to wit : insert the words " John Lindsay" before the 
words "the City Treasurer." 

Which was read. 

And on motion, 

Common Council concurred in the amendment of Select 
Council. 



48 Journal of Common Council. [Dec. 19, 

Another message 

Informed that Select Council had passed the following, to 
wit: 

Resolved, That hereafter, when application shall be made 
to the City Commissioners for a license or licenses to run 
omnibuses, under the Ordinance of July 11th, 1850, on the 
same route upon which a license may already be issued ; that 
the Commissioners shall refer the said application, previously 
to acting thereon, to the Committee on Public Highways, in 
order to ascertain whether the public convenience may require 
such additional line of omnibuses on said route. 

Which was read twice and passed. 
So Common Council concurred. 

Another message 
Informed that Select Council had received 

A communication from the President of the Pennsylvania 
Rail-road Company, informing Councils that the Company 
had appointed a committee to visit New York, to examine a 
locomotive used by the Hudson River Rail-road Company, to 
facilitate the entrance of their cars into the city without 
danger, &c, and requesting Councils to appoint a committee 
to visit New York, with the committee from the Company. 

Which they had referred to the Committee on City Property, 
with authority to proceed to New York. 

Which was read. 

And on motion, 
Common Council concurred in the reference. 

Another message, 

Informed that Select Council had passed the following : 

Resolved, That the Committee of Councils appointed to co- 
operate with the committee of citizens, and other corporations, 
in celebrating the arrival of the City of Glasgow steamer, be 



1850.] Journal of Common Council. 49 

authorized to pledge the City of Philadelphia for one-fourth 
the expense of the celebration — provided the amount for 
which the City may be called upon to pay, shall not, in any 
event, exceed the sum of fifteen hundred dollars, and provided 
farther, that the public Corporations in the County shall fur- 
nish a like amount. 

Which was read twice and passed. 
So Common Council concurred. 

Adjourned. 



50 Journal of Common Council. [Jany. 2, 

THURSDAY, January 2d, 1851. 

Council met. — Present, 

Messrs. Abbey, Messrs. Mentz, 

Agnew, Orne, 

Christian, Poulson, 

Copeland, Roberts, 

Farquhar, Scott, 

Fisher, Thomas, 

Griscom, Watt, 

Hansell, Wickersham, 

Harker, Yarrow, 

Hinman, Yeager, 



Snowden, Pres't. 



Mr. Copeland 



Presented a petition asking a further subscription on the 
part of the city, of One million, five hundred thousand dol- 
lars, to the Penna. Railroad Company. 

Numerous petitions of similar tenor were presented by 
all the members present. 

Which were read, and on motion of Mr. Agnew referred 
to the Committee on Finance. 

Mr. Thomas, 

A communication from S. S. Brooks, M.D., asking to 
be re-elected a Vaccine physician. 

Mr. Harker, 

One from Henry Clark, M.D., asking to be elected Vac- 
cine physician. 

One from R. R. Seldener, M.D., of similar tenor. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 51 

One from Jas. F. Gayley, M.D., of similar tenor. 
One from J. G. Murphy, M.D., of similar tenor. 

Mr. Orne, 

One from Jacob Huckel, M.D., of similar tenor. 
Which were severally read and laid on the table. 
Mr. Hinman, 

Presented a remonstrance of citizens against the removal 
of the Fish market at the foot of High street. 

Which was read and referred to the Committee on 
City property. 

Mr. Farquhar, 

Presented a communication from Spencer Bonsall, asking 
to be elected Assistant City Surveyor. 

Mr. Wickersham, 

One from Charles Fox, of similar tenor. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

One from Samuel H. Kneass, asking to be re-elected 
principal City Surveyor. 

Which were severally read and laid on the table. 

Mr. Christian, 

A memorial of the Trustees of the Young Men's Insti- 
tute, asking for the appropriation of a lot of ground for their 
use, in the western part of the city. 

Which was read and referred to the Committee on 
City property. 

The President 

Laid before Council 



52 Journal of Common Council. [Jany. 2, 

A communication from Elwood Wilson, M.D., asking 
to be re-elected a Vaccine physician. 

One from B. H. Rand, M.D., of similar tenor. 

One from H. Y. Smith, M.D., declining to be a candi- 
date for re-election as a Vaccine physician. 

One from Edward Olmstead, asking to be re-elected City 
Solicitor. 

Which were severally read and laid on the table. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

From the Committee on Public Highways, made a report 
(Appendix No. 18,) with an estimate of the amount of money 
required for the use of that Committee for the year 1851. 

Which was read and referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Also 

A further report from the same Committee, {Appendix 
No. 19,) with a bill annexed, entitled " An Ordinance mak- 
ing a temporary appropriation to the Committee on Public 
Highways." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and consideration 
of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first and only section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 
And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 
It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 
Mr. Poulson, 

From the Committee on Police, made a report, (Appen- 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 53 

dix No. 20,) giving an estimate of the amount of money re- 
quired for the use of the Committee for the year 1851. 

Which was read and referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Also 

A further report, (Appendix No. 21,) giving memoranda 
of the expenditure of the Committee for the year 1850. 

Which was read and laid on the table. 

Also 

A report from same Committee, [Appendix No. 22,) 
with a bill annexed, entitled " An Ordinance making a tem- 
porary appropriation to the Committee on Police." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill. 

The first and only section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

Select Council concurred. 

Also 

A report from the same Committee, (Appendix No. 23,) 
with a bill annexed, entitled " An Ordinance making an ap- 
propriation for lighting Delaware Avenue with gas." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 



54 Journal of Common Council. [Jany. 2, 

The first and only section was agreed to. 
The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 
It was then, by special order, read a third time and 



Select Council concurred. 

Also 

A report from the same Committee, {Appendix No. 24,) 
in answer to the petitions asking that steam saw mills may be 
prohibited within the City limits, with a resolution annexed, 
to wit : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Police be discharged 
from the further consideration of the subject. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and consideration 
of the resolution. 

When the same was agreed to. 

Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Wickersham, 

From the Committee on Library, made a report, (Appen- 
dix No. 25,) with the following resolutions annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That the thanks of the Select and Common 
Councils of the City of Philadelphia be, and they are hereby 
tendered to the authorities of the City of Paris, through M. 
Vattemare, for the valuable works presented to the city 
through him. 

Resolved, That the Chairman of the Committee on the Li- 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 55 

brarj be instructed to transmit a copy of the foregoing resolu- 
tion to M. Vattemare. 

Resolved, That the Committee on the Library be instructed 
to have placed in the Loganian Library, the various works 
received through M. Vattemare, to remain there for the use 
of the public until otherwise ordered. 

Resolved, That the Committee on the Library be authorized 
to have the books suitably bound before depositing them with 
the Loganian Library. 

Which was read. 

On motion 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolutions annexed to the report. 

The first, second, third, and fourth resolutions were 
agreed to. 

Mr. Fisher, 

From the Committee on Legacies and Trusts, made a 
report, (Appendix No. 26,) giving an estimate of the amount 
required for the year 1851. 

Which was read and referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Mr. Thomas, 

In his place, offered a bill, [Appendix No. 27,) entitled 
" An Ordinance providing for a subscription of One million, 
five hundred thousand dollars, of the capital stock of the 
Pennsylvania Railroad Company." 

Which was read. 
Mr. Thomas, 

Moved that the bill be refered to the Committee on Fi- 



5Q Journal of Common Council. [Jan. 2, 

nance, with instructions to report at the next stated meeting 
of Councils. 

On agreeing to which, the yeas and nays were required, 
and were as follows : 

Yeas, Messrs. Agnew, Christian, Farquhar, Fisher, Gris- 
coni, Roberts, Thomas, Watt, Yarrow, Yeager, Snowden, 
Pres't.— 11. 

Nays, Messrs. Abbey, Copeland, Hansell, Harker, Hinman, 
Mentz, Orne, Poulson, Scott, Wickersham — 10 

So the motion was agreed to. 

A message from Select Council, 

Informed that they had received a report from the Com- 
missioners of the Girard Estates, and had passed a bill thereto 
annexed, entitled 

"An Ordinance to authorize the Directors of the 
Girard College to appoint an assistant teacher in the princi- 
pal department of instruction in said College, in relation to 
the salary and duties of the instructor in Drawing." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first, second, third, and fourth sections were 
agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 
And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 
It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 
So Common Council concurred, 
Another message 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 57 

Informed that Select Council had passed the following, 
to wit : 

Resolved, That the City Commissioners be, and are hereby 
instructed to report to the City Solicitor, all obstructions east 
of Delaware Avenue, in order that the provisions of an Ordi- 
nance passed Jan. 29, 1846, and a Supplement passed the 
18th June, 1846, in relation thereto, may be enforced. 

Which was read twice and passed. 

So Common Council concurred. 

Also 

The following, to wit : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Public Highways be re- 
quested to inquire into the expediency of reporting an ordi- 
nance prohibiting hereafter any openings into vaults from the 
foot pavements, beyond the usual distance from the houses 
allowed for cellar door ways. 

Which was read twice and passed. 

So Common Council concurred. 

Also 

The following, to wit : 

Resolved, That the Clerks of Councils be directed to 
transmit to the Legislature of the Commonwealth, in con- 
formity with the will of Stephen Girard, copies of the annual 
report of the Commissioners of the Girard Estates, for the 
year 1850; together with so much of the report of the 
Board of Directors of the Girard College, as may be deemed 
important for the information of that body. 

Which was read twice and passed. 

So Common Council concurred. 



58 Journal of Common Council. [Jan. 2, 

Mr. Agnew 

Offered the following : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Legacies and Trusts be 
instructed to inquire into the propriety of repealing such sec- 
tions of Ordinance (passed January 4, 1844, entitled an Or- 
dinance for the better regulation of the Fire department,) that 
prohibits the Fire Companies of the City from passing into the 
adjoining districts for the purpose of extinguishing fires. 

Which was read twice and passed. 

Mr. Copeland 

Offered the following : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Highways be, and they 
are hereby authorized to report an Ordinance prohibiting the 
further paving of new streets, unless the water and gas pipes 
shall have first been laid. 

Which was not agreed to. 

Mr. Wickersham 

Presented a communication from a Committee of the 
Councils of Boston, with a copy of new edition of their City 
Ordinances. 

Also 

One from J. H. Bulkley, Lieut, of Police, enclosing a 
copy of letter from L. M. Kennett, Mayor of the City of St. 
Louis, presenting a copy of the Ordinances of that City. 

Which were read and laid on the table. 

A message from Select Council, 

Informed that they had concurred in the referrence of the 
Bill relating to a subscription to the Penna, Railroad Co., 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 59 

with an amendment, to wit : Strike out the words " at the 
next stated meeting of Councils." 

Which was read. 

Mr. Poulson, 

Moved that Common Council concur in the amendment. 
Which was agreed to. 

Adjourned. 



60 Journal of Common Council. [Jan. 9, 



THURSDAY, January 9th, 1851. 

12 o clock, M. 
Council met. — Present, 

Messrs. Abbey, Messrs. Orne, 

COPELAND, POULSON, 

Earquhar, Roberts, 

Fisher Scott, 

Griscom, Watt, 

HANSELL, WlCKERSHAM f 

Harker, Yarrow, 

HlNMAN, YEAGER, 

Mentz, Snowden, Pres't. 

A message from Select Council 

Informed that they had received a report from the Com- 
missioners of the Girard Estates, and had passed a resolution 
annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That the Commissioners of the Girard Estates 
be instructed to remove the remains of the late Stephen 
Girard, and to deposit or inter the same at the Girard College 
for Orphans, in such place as the Board may deem expedient 
and appropriate. 

Which was read. 
On motion 

Council proceeded to the second reading of the resolution 
annexed to the report. 

And being under consideration, 

Mr. Poulson 

Moved to amend the same by inserting after the word 
"place," in the fourth line, the words, " and manner." 



1851. Journal of Common Council. 61 

On agreeing to which, the yeas and nays were required, 
and were as follows : 

Yeas — Messrs. Farquhar, Griscom, Hansell, Hinman, 
Poulson, Roberts, Watt, Yarrow, Yeager — 9. 

Nays — Messrs. Abbey, Copeland, Harkcr, Mentz, Orne, 
Scott, Wickersham, Snowden, Pres't. — 8. 

So the amendment was agreed to. 

The resolution as amended was agreed to. 

So Common Council concurred with the amendment, in 
which amendment Select Council concurred. 

The President 

Laid before Council a communication from the Mayor, 
informing that he had received information that the members 
of the Legislature would arrive in the city on Friday night, 
for the purpose of attending the celebration of the arrival of 
the Steamship City of Glasgow. 

Which was read. 
Mr. Yarrow 

Offered the following : 
Whereas, Information having been received, that the mem- 
bers of the Legislature will arrive in the city to-morrow night, 
and as it is due that the hospitalities of the city should be 
tendered to them, therefore 

Resolved, That a Joint Special Committee of two members 
of each Council be appointed to wait upon the members of 
the Legislature upon their arrival, and invite them to meet 
the Select and Common Councils at the Hall of Independence 
on Saturday at 12 o'clock. 

Resolved, That when these Councils adjourn, they adjourn 
to meet at the City Hall, on Saturday next, at 12 o'clock, 
meridian, for the purpose of proceeding in a body to the Hall 
of Independence, to receive the members of the Legislature. 



62 Journal of Common Council. [Jan. 9, 

Resolved, That the Mayor and Recorder of the City be in- 
vited to accompany the Councils. 

Which was read twice and passed. 
The President 

Appointed Messrs. Yarrow and Poulson the Committee 
on the part of Common Council. 

Select Council concurred, 

And, 

Appointed Messrs. Trucks and Perkins the Committee on 
the part of that body. 

Adjourned. 



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SATURDAY, January 11th, 1851. 

12 o'clock, M. 
Conncil met — Present, 



Messrs. Abbey, 


Mentz, 


Christian, 


Orne, 


Farquhar, 


Roberts, 


Fisher, 


Scott, 


GrRISCOM, 


Thomas, 


Hansell, 


Watt, 


Harker. 


Wickersham, 


HlNMAN, 


Yeager, 




Snowden, Pres't. 


On motion, 





It was ordered that Select Council be informed that this 
Council is ready to receive them in their Chamber, for the 
purpose of proceeding in a body to the Hall of Independence, 
to receive the members of the Legislature. 

After a short time, the President, Clerk, and members 
of the Select Council entered. 

Councils being assembled in Convention, 

The President announced the object thereof. 

Mr. Wetherill 

Made a motion that a Committee of two be appointed to 
wait on the Mayor, and invite him to accompany Councils. 

Mr. Wetherill of the Select, and Mr. Scott of the Com- 
mon Council, were appointed the Committee. 

Mr. Griscom 

Moved that a Committee of two be appointed to wait on 



64 Journal of Common Council. [Jan. 11, 

the Recorder of the City, and invite him to accompany Coun- 
cils. 

Mr. Griscom of the Common, and Mr. Lancaster of the 
Select Council, were appointed the Committee. 

After a short time the Committees to wait on the Mayor 
and Recorder returned, and introduced those officers, when 
Councils, accompanied by the Mayor and Recorder, proceeded 
in a body to the Hall of Independence, to receive the mem- 
bers of the Legislature. 

Adjourned. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 65 



THURSDAY, January 16th, 1851. 

Council met. — Present, 

Messrs. Abbey, Messrs. Orne, 

Agnew, Poulson, 

Christian, Roberts, 

Copeland, Scott, 

Farquhar, Thomas, 

Fisher Watt, 

Griscom, Wickersham, 

Hansell, Yarrow, 

Harker, Snowden, Pres't. 

HlNMAN, 

Mr. Farquhar 

Presented a petition of Citizens, asking a further sub- 
scription on the part of the City of one million five hundred 
thousand dollars to the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. 

Numerous petitions of similar tenor were presented by 
all the members present. 

Which were read and referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Mr. Wickersham, 

A petition of Robert McCarroll, asking compensation 
for loss of a horse, occasioned by falling into a trench dug for 
laying water pipes in Schuylkill Second street. 

Which was read, and referred to Committee on Public 
Highways. 

The President 

Laid before Council the Annual Report of the City 
Commissioners for the year 1850. (Appendix No. 28.) 

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66 Journal of Common Council. [Jan. 16, 

Also, 

A communication from C. Stevenson with the Annual 
Report of the Receipts and Payments at the City Treasury 
for the year 1850. [Appendix No. 29.) 

Also, 

The Seventeenth Annual Report of the Managers of the 
Wills' Hospital. (Appendix No. 30.) 

Also, 

A communication from E. C. Biddle, Secretary of the 
Board of School Directors, informing him of the resignation 
of S. A. Allibone, a member of the Board, whose term ex- 
pires June 30th, 1853. 

Also, 

One from James Hutchinson, asking to be elected Agent 
of the Girard Estates. 

Also, 

One from Charles S. Smith, asking to be re-elected 
Treasurer of the Girard Fund, and offering as his sureties 
Daniel Smith, Jun., and William S. Smith. 

Also, 

One from John Lindsay asking to be re-elected City 
Treasurer, and offering as his sureties H. Catherwood, and 
David Watt. 

Also, 

One from J. V. Patterson, M.D., asking to be re-elected 
a Vaccine Physician. 

Which were severally read and laid on the table. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 67 

Also, 

A communication from Samuel Barry, Messenger for 
the City Commissioners, asking an increase of salary. 

Which was read, and, on motion of Mr. Poulson, referred 
to the Committee on Finance. 

Also, 

One from a Committee of the Board of Commissioners 
of the District of Southwark, containing resolutions passed 
by that body, relative to the Act of the Legislature establish- 
ing the "Philadelphia Police District." 

Which was read and laid on the table. 
Mr. Poulson, 

From the Committee on Police, made a report {Appendix 

No. 31.,) in answer to the resolutions referred to them relative 

to the storage of saltpetre, with a resolution annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That the Committee be discharged from the 

further consideration of the subject. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution annexed to the report. 

When the same was agreed to. 
Mr. Yarrow, 

From Committee on Public Highways, made a report 
(Appendix No. 32,) in answer to the petitions, and asking 
the re-numbering of the houses in Sansom street between 7th 
and 8th streets, and asking to be discharged from the further 
consideration of the same. 

Which was read, and the Committee discharged. 



68 Journal of Common Council, [Jan. 16, 

Select Council concurred. 

Also, 

A further report from the same Committee [Appendix 
No. 33,) with a Bill annexed, entitled, " A supplement to an 
Ordinance passed the 24th day of November 1842, entitled 
' An Ordinance to provide for the collection of tolls on the 
Railroad in Broad, High, Third, and Dock streets, and to 
regulate the travel thereon.' " 

Which was read. 
On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first, second, and third sections were agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

Select Council concurred. 

On motion of Mr. Poulson, 

It was ordered that Select Council be informed that this 
Council is ready to receive them in their chamber for the 
purpose of electing, in convention, a City Solicitor, two City 
Commissioners, a City Clerk, a City Surveyor, and an Assist- 
ant City Surveyor, eight Vaccine Physicians, a City Trea- 
surer, a Treasurer of the Girard Fund, and an Agent of the 
Girard Estates. 

After a short time the President, Clerk, and members of 
the Select Council entered. 

Councils being assembled in Convention, 
The President announced the object thereof, 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 69 

And it was 

Ordered, That the Convention do proceed to the election 
of a City Solicitor. 

When, of the Select Council, 
Messrs. Hagert, Hutchinson, Lancaster, Perkins, Robins, 
Souder, Trucks, Waterman, Wetherill, Morris, Pres't. — 10 
voted for Edward Olmsted, of the Common Council. 

Messrs. Abbey, Agnew, Christian, Copeland, Farquhar, 
Fisher, Griscom, Hansell, Harker, Hinman, Orne, Poulson, 
Roberts, Scott, Thomas, Watt, Wickersham, Yarrow, Snow- 
den, Pres't. — 19 voted for Edward Olmsted. 

Whereupon Edward Olmsted, having received twenty-nine 
votes, was declared to be elected City Solicitor for the en- 
suing year. 

And it was 

Ordered, That the Convention do proceed to the election 
of two City Commissioners. 

When, of the Select Council, 
Messrs. Hagert, Hutchinson, Lancaster, Perkins, Robins, 
Souder, Trucks, Waterman, Morris, Pres't..— 10 voted for A. 
G. Hines and Joseph Govett. 

Of the Common Council, 
Messrs. Abbey, Agnew, Christian, Copeland, Farquhar, 
Fisher, Griscom, Hansell, Harker, Hinman, Orne, Poulson, 
Roberts, Scott, Thomas, Watt, Wickersham, Yarrow, Snow- 
den, Pres't.— 19 voted for A. G. Hines and Joseph Govett. 

Whereupon A. G. Hines and Joseph Govett, having each 
received twenty-nine votes, were declared to be duly elected 
City Commissioners for the ensuing year. 

And it was 

Ordered, That the Convention do proceed to the election 
of a City Clerk. 



70 Journal of Common Council. [Jan. 16, 

When, of the Common Council, 

Messrs. Hagert, Hutchinson, Lancaster, Perkins, Robins, 
Souder, Trucks, Waterman, Wetherill, Morris, Pres't. — 10 
voted for Robert H. Smith. 

Of the Common Council, 

Messrs. Abbey, Agnew, Christian, Copeland, Farquhar, 
Fisher, Griscom, Hansell, Harker, Hinman, Orne, Poulson, 
Roberts, Scott, Thomas, Watt, Wickersham, Yarrow, Snow 
den, Pres't. — 19 voted for Robert H. Smith. 

Whereupon Robert H. Smith, having received twenty-nine 
votes, was declared duly elected City Clerk for the ensuing 
year. 

And it was 

Ordered, That the Convention do proceed to the election 
of a Principal and an Assistant City Surveyor and Regulator. 

When, of the Select Council, 
Messrs. Hagert, Hutchinson, Lancaster, Perkins, Robins, 
Souder, Trucks, Waterman, Wetherill, Morris, Pres't. — 10 
voted for Samuel H. Kneass for Principal, and Spenser 
Bonsall for Assistant City Surveyor. 

Of the Common Council., 

Messrs. Abbey, Agnew, Christian, Copeland, Farquhar, 
Fisher, Griscom, Hansell, Harker, Hinman, Orne, Poulson, 
Roberts, Scott, Thomas, Watt, Wickersham, Yarrow, Snow- 
den, Pres't. — 19 voted for Samuel H. Kneass for Principal 
and Spencer Bonsall for Assistant City Surveyor. 

Whereupon Samuel H. Kneass was declared to be duly 
elected Principal, and Spenser Bonsall Assistant City Sur- 
veyor for the ensuing year. 

And it was 

Ordered, That the Convention do proceed to the election 
of a City Treasurer. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 71 

When, of the Select Council, 

Messrs. Hagert, Hutchinson, Lancaster, Perkins, Robins, 
Souder, Trucks, Waterman, Wether ell, Morris, Pres't. — 10 
voted for John Lindsay. 

Of the Common Council, 

Messrs. Abbey, Agnew, Christian, Copeland, Farquhar, 
Fisher, Griscom, Hansell, Harker, Hinman, Orne, Poulson, 
Roberts, Scott, Thomas, Watt, Wickersham, Yarrow, Snow- 
den, Pres't. — 19 voted for John Lindsay. 

Whereupon John Lindsay having received twenty-nine 
votes, was declared to be duly elected City Treasurer for the 
ensuing year. 

And it was 

Ordered, That the Convention do proceed to the election 
of a Treasurer of the Girard Fund. 

When, of the Select Council, 

Messrs. Hagert, Hutchinson, Lancaster, Perkins, Robins, 
Souder, Trucks, Waterman, Wetherill, Morris, Pres't. — 10 
voted for Charles S. Smith. 

Of the Common Council, 

Messrs. Abbey, Agnew, Christian, Copeland, Farquhar, 
Fisher, Griscom, Hansel, Harker, Hinman, Orne, Poulson, 
Roberts, Scott, Thomas, Watt, Wickersham, Yarrow, Snow- 
den, Pres't. — 19 voted for Charles S. Smith. 

Whereupon Charles S. Smith having received twenty-nine 
votes, was declared to be duly elected Treasurer of the Girard 
Fund for the ensuing year. 

And it was 

Ordered, That the Convention do proceed to the elec- 
tion of an Agent of the Girard Estates. 



72 Journal of Common Council. [Jan. 16, 

When, of the Select Council, 

Messrs. Hagert, Hutchinson, Lancaster, Perkins, Souder, 
Waterman, Morris, Pres't. — 7 voted for James Hutchinson. 

Messrs. Robins, Trucks, Wetherill, — 3 voted for Isaac 
Myer. 

Of the Common Council, 

Messrs. Abbey, Agnew, Christian, Copeland, Farquhar, 
Fisher, Griscom, Hansell, Harker, Poulson, Roberts, Scott, 
Watt, Wickersham, Yarrow, Snowden, Pres't. — 16 voted for 
James Hutchinson. 

Messrs. Hinman, Orne, Thomas — 3 voted for Isaac 
Myer. 

Whereupon James Hutchinson having received 23 votes, 
was declared to be duly elected Agent of the Girard Estates 
for the ensuing year. 

And it was 

Ordered, That the Convention do proceed to the election 
of eight Yaccine Physicians. 

When, of the Select Council, 

Messrs. Hagert, Hutchinson, Lancaster, Perkins, Robins, 
Trucks, Waterman, Wetherill, Morris, Pres't. — 9 voted for 
Dr. Rand. 

Messrs. Hagert, Hutchinson, Lancaster, Perkins, Robins, 
Souder, Trucks, Waterman, Wetherill, Morris, Pres't. — 10 
voted for Dr. Nancrede. 

Messrs. Hagert, Hutchinson, Lancaster, Perkins, Robins, 
Souder, Waterman, Wetherill, Morris, Pres't. — 9 voted for 
Dr. Murphy. 

Messrs. Hagert, Perkins, Trucks, Waterman, Wetherill, 
Morris, Pres't. — 6 voted for Dr. Wilson. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 73 

Messrs. Hagcrt, Hutchinson, Souder, Waterman, Weth- 
erill, Morris, Pres't. — 6 voted for Dr. Patterson. 

Messrs. Hagcrt, Perkins, Waterman, Wetherill, Morris, 
Pres't.— 5 voted for Dr. White. 

Messrs. Hagert, Perkins, Robins, Trucks, Waterman, 
Wetherill, Morris, Pres't. — 7 voted for Dr. Hooper. 

Messrs. Hagert, Lancaster, Perkins, Robins, Souder, 
Trucks, — 6 voted for Dr. Seldener. 

Messrs. Hutchinson, Perkins, Robins, Souder, Water- 
man, Morris, Pres't. — 6 voted for Dr. Blackwood. 

Messrs. Hutchinson, Lancaster, Souder, Trucks, Weth- 
erill, — 5 voted for Dr. Brooks. 

Messrs. Lancaster, Robins, Souder, Trucks, — 4 voted for 
Dr. Gayley. 

Messrs. Hutchinson, Robins, Trucks, — 3 voted for Dr. 
McCulloch. 

Mr. Hutchinson, — 1 voted for Dr. Morris. 

Mr. Lancaster, — 1 voted for Dr. Huckel and Dr. Tyson. 

Mr. Souder, — 1 voted for Dr. Clark. 

Of the Common Council, 

Messrs. Abbey, Agnew, Farquhar, Fisher, Griscom, 
Hansell, Hinman, Orne, Poulson, Roberts, Scott, Thomas, 
Watt, Wickersham, Yarrow, Snowden, Pres't. — 16 voted for 
Dr. Rand. 

Messrs. Abbey, Agnew, Christian, Copeland, Farquhar, 
Fisher, Hansell, Harker, Hinman, Roberts, Scott, Thomas, 
Watt, Wickersham, Yarrow, Snowden, Pres't. — 16 voted for 
Dr. Murphy. 

Messrs. Abbey, Agnew, Christian, Farquhar, Fisher, 

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74 Journal of Common Council. [Jany. 16, 

Griscom, Hansell, Harker, Poulson, Scott, Thomas, Watt, 
Wickersham, Yarrow, Snowden, Pres't. — 15 voted for Dr. 
Nancrede. 

Messrs. Abbey, Agnew, Christian, Copeland, Fisher, 
Griscom, Hansell, Harker, Hinman, Orne, Poulson, Scott, 
Thomas, Watt, — 14 voted for Dr. Brooks. 

Messrs. Abbey, Agnew, Christian, Copeland, Farquhar, 
Harker, Orne, Poulson, Roberts, Watt, Wickersham, Yarrow, 
Snowden, Pres't. — 13 voted for Dr. Gayley. 

Messrs. Abbey, Agnew, Christian, Copeland, Farquhar, 
Fisher, Griscom, Hansell, Orne, Scott, Thomas, Wickersham, 
Yarrow, — 13 voted for Dr. Blackwood. 

Messrs. Agnew, Christian, Copeland, Farquhar, Harker, 
Hinman, Orne, Poulson, Roberts, Wickersham, Yarrow, 
Snowden, Pres't. — 12 voted for Dr. Seldener. 

Messrs. Abbey, Agnew, Copeland, Fisher, Griscom, 
Hinman, Scott, Watt, Yarrow, Snowden, Pres't. — 10 voted 
for Dr. Wilson. 

Messrs. Abbey, Fisher, Griscom, Hansell, Hinman, 
Roberts, Scott, Thomas, Wickersham, Snowden, Pres't. — 10 
voted for Dr. White. 

Messrs. Christian, Griscom, Hansell, Hinman, Poulson ? 
Roberts, Thomas, Watt, Yarrow, — 9 voted for Dr. McCul- 
loch. 

Messrs. Copeland, Farquhar, Fisher, Griscom, Hansell, 
Orne, Roberts, Scott, Thomas, Watt, Wickersham, Snowden, 
Pres't. — 12 voted for Dr. Patterson. 

Messrs. Christian, Harker, Orne, Poulson, Roberts, — 5 
voted for Dr. Clark. 

Messrs. Copeland, Farquhar, Harker, Orne, — 4 voted 
for Dr. Huckel. 



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Messrs. Harker, Hinman, Poulson, 3 voted for Dr. 
Hooper. 

So that 

Dr. B. H. Rand had 25 votes. 

Dr. S. J. G. Nancrede " 25 " 

Dr. J. G. Murphy " 25 " 

Dr. S. S. Brooks " 19 " 

Dr. Wm. Blackwood " 19 " 

Dr. R. R. Seldener " 18 " 

Dr. J. V. Patterson " 18 " 

Dr. J. F. Gayley " 17 " 

Dr. E. Wilson " " 16 " 

Dr. Wm. H. White " 15 " 

Dr. J. A. McCulloch " 12 " 

Dr. Hooper " 10 " 

Dr. H. Clark " 6 " 

Dr. J. Huckel " 5 " 

Dr. Morris " 1 " 

Dr. Tyson " 1 " 

Whereupon Drs. Rand, Nancrede, Murphy, Brooks, 
Blackwood, Seldener, Patterson and Gayley were declared to 
be duly elected Vaccine Physicians for the ensuing year. 

The Convention was then dissolved, and Select Council 
retired. 

A message from Select Council, 

Informed that they had received a report from the Com- 
missioners of the Girard Estates, relative to the communica- 
tion from Messrs. H. P. & C. F. Beck, and had passed a 
resolution annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That they be discharged from the further con- 
sideration of the subject. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and consider- 
ation of the resolution. 



76 Journal of Common Council. [Jany. 16, 

When the same was agreed to. 
So Common Council concurred. 

Another message 

Informed that Select Council had received a report from 
the Commissioners of the Girard Estates, informing Councils 
that the remains of the late Stephen Girard had been removed 
to the College building. 

Which was read and laid on the table. 

Mr. Thomas 

Offered the following : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Police be instructed to 
inquire into the expediency of memorializing the Legislature 
in favor of the passage of a law providing for the appoint- 
ment of an Inspector of Buildings hereafter erected within 
the City limits. 

Which was read twice and passed. 

Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Yarrow 

Offered the following : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Public Highways be, and 
they are hereby authorized, to make the following transfer in 
the appropriation made to said Committee for the year 1850, 
from item " Schuylkill Railroad," three thousand dollars, to 
item "new paving." 

Which was read twice and passed. 

Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Griscom 

Offered the following : 
Resolved, That Hugh Catherwood and David Watt be ap- 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 77 

proved as the sureties in the bond of John Lindsay, City 
Treasurer elect, for the ensuing year. 

Which was read twice and passed. 

Select Council concurred. 

Also 

The following : 

Resolved, That Daniel Smith, Jr., and William S. Smith, 
be approved as the sureties in the bond of Charles S. Smith, 
Treasurer of the Girard Estates. 

Which was read twice and passed. 

Select Council concurred. 

A message from Select Council 

Informed that they had received a report from the Com- 
mittee on City Property, and had passed a bill annexed, 
entitled " An Ordinance making a temporary appropriation 
to the Committee on City Property." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and consideration 
of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first and only section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading, 

It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

So Common Council concurred. 

Another message 

Informed that Select Council had passed a bill, entitled 
"An Ordinance making appropriations from the Girard 



78 Journal of Common Council. [Jany. 16, 

Estates for the year 1851, and for the purposes therein men- 
tioned." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill. 

The first, second, and third sections were agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

Select Council concurred. 

Another message 

Informed that Select Council had received a report from 
the Committee on City Property, and had passed a resolution 
thereto annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That upon the payment to the City Treasurer 
of the sum of nine hundred and thirty-three dollars and 
thirty-four cents, and all arrearages of the ground rent here- 
after mentioned, the Mayor be, and he is hereby authorized, 
on behalf of, and in the name of the Mayor, Aldermen, and 
Citizens of Philadelphia, by proper assurances, to release, 
discharge, and extinguish unto Samuel Briggs, his heirs and 
assigns, all that certain reserved yearly ground rent or sum 
of fifty-six dollars, chargeable half-yearly, issuing and pay- 
able by Wesley Cale, his heirs and assigns, on the first day 
of the months of April and October in each and every year, 
out of and for all that certain lot or piece of ground situate 
on the south side of Lombard street, at the distance of one 
hundred and ten feet westward from Tenth street, containing 
in part on said Lombard street sixteen feet, and in length or 
depth seventy feet to a twenty feet wide public street : being 
the same premises which the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 79 

of Philadelphia, by indenture, bearing date the 29th day of 
September, 1849, did grant and convey to Wesley Cale, his 
heirs and assigns, reserving thereon the aforesaid yearly 
ground rent, and which the said Wesley Cale, by indenture, 
bearing date the 7th of August, 1850, granted and conveyed 
to Samuel Briggs, his heirs and assigns, subject as aforesaid. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution. 

When the same was agreed to. 

So Common Council concurred. 

Another message 

Informed that Select Council had concurred in the reso- 
lution annexed to the report of the Committee on Police, 
relative to the storage of saltpetre, with an amendment, to 
wit: Strike out all after the word "Resolved," and insert the 
following in lieu thereof, to wit: "That the Presidents of 
Councils memorialise the Legislature for the passage of a law 
regulating the Storage of Saltpetre." 

Which was read. 

Mr. Thomas 

Moved that Common Council concur in the amendment. 

Which was agreed to. 

So Common Council concurred. 

Another message 

Informed that Select Council had received a report from 
the Committee on City Property, informing that the Railroad 
on High street, from Broad street to the Schuylkill, having 



80 Journal of Common Council. [Jan. 16, 

been completed, they had delivered the same into the charge 
of the Committee on Public Highways. 

Which was read and laid on the table. 

Another message 

Informed that Select Council had passed a bill, entitled 
"An Ordinance making a temporary appropriation to the 
Committee on Public Highways." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the same. 

The first and only section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

So Common Council concurred. 

Adjourned. 



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FRIDAY, January 24th, 1851. 

1 o'clock, P. M. 

The members of the Select and Common Councils met in 
the chamber of Common Council. 

The President announced the decease of Adam Traquair, 
late President of the Board of City Commissioners. 

Mr. Poulson 

Offered the following : 

Whereas, the Councils of the City of Philadelphia having 
been informed of the decease of Adam Traquair, for many 
years a faithful officer of the Corporation, and desirous of 
testifying their respect for his memory, 

Therefore, 

Resolved, That the Select and Common Councils will at- 
tend the funeral of Adam Traquair, late President of the 
Board of City Commissioners, and wear the usual badge of 
mourning for thirty days. 

Resolved, That the Clerks of Councils communicate a copy 
of the foregoing to the family of the deceased. 

Which was read twice and unanimously agreed to. 

The members of Select and Common Councils then pro- 
ceded in a body to attend the funeral. 

After which they returned to the Council chamber and ad- 
journed. 

Adjourned. 
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82 Journal of Common Council. [Jany. 30, 



THURSDAY, January 30th, 1851. 

Council met. — Present, 

Messrs. Abbey, Messrs. Mentz, 

Agnew, Orne, 

Christian, Poulson, 

Copeland, Roberts, 

Farquhar, Thomas, 

Fisher Watt, 

Griscom, Wickersham, 

Hansell, Yarrow, 

Harker, Yeager, 

Hinman, Snowden, Pres't. 

Mr. Farquhar 

Presented sixteen petitions, asking a further subscription 
on the part of the City of one million five hundred thousand 
dollars to the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. 

Mr. Wickersham, 

Sixteen of similar tenor. 

Which were read and referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Mr. Copeland, 

A communication from W. G. Lybrand, asking to be elected 
President of the Board of City Commissioners. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

One from S. Williamson of similar tenor. 

Mr. Farquhar, 

One from E. E. Smith. 

The President, 

One from Joseph S. Walters. 



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Also, 

One from F. Fraley, with the Sixteenth Annual Report 
of the Trustees of the Philadelphia Gas Works. (See Appen- 
dix, S. C.) 

Also, 

One from the same, informing of the resignation of Isaac 
Myer, as a member of the Board of Trustees. 

Which were severally read and laid on the table. 

Also, 

A communication from H. Leech, enclosing the pro- 
ceedings of the Councils of the Borough of West Philadel- 
phia, relative to the introduction of gas. 

Which was read and referred to the Committe on Gas. 

Also, 

A communication H. W. Arey, Secretary of the Board of 
Directors of the Girard College, informing of the resignation 
of James Hutchinson, a member of said Board. 

Also, ' 

A communication from the Marshal of Police, informing 
of the resignation of It. Lister, one of the policemen ap- 
pointed for the City. 

Which was read and laid on the table. 

Mr. Poulson, 

From the Committee on Police, made a report, (Appen- 
dix No. 34,) in relation to a resolution referred to them on the 
subject of changing the charges for hackney coaches, &c, 
with the following resolution annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That the Committee be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 



84 Journal of Common Council [Jany. 30, 

Which was read. 
On motion 

Council proceeded to the second reading and consideration 
of the bill annexed to the report. 

When the same was agreed to. 

Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

From the Committee on Public Highways, made a report 
(Appendix No. 35,) with a bill annexed, entitled " An Ordi- 
nance to provide for the regulation of turnouts from the rail- 
roads in the City of Philadelphia." 

Which was read. 
On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading of the bill an- 
nexed to the report. 

And being under consideration, 

Mr. Mentz 

Moved that the further consideration thereof be post- 
poned, and that the bill be printed for the use of members. 

Which was agreed to. 

Mr. Poulson 

Presented a communication from Messrs. Craig & Bellas, 
asking permission to make a turnout from the railroad on 
High street, to a lot on Juniper street, about 180 feet south 
of High street. 

Which was read and laid on the table. 

Mr. Wickersham, 

From the Committee on Library, made a report (Appen- 
dix No. 36,) with an estimate of the amount of money re- 
quired for the use of that Committee for the year 1851. 



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Which was read and referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

From the Committee on Public Highways, made a report, 
(Appendix No. 37,) with two bills, and a resolution annexed. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and consider- 
taion of the first bill annexed to the report, entitled, 

" An Ordinance to authorize the construction of a Culvert 
in Twelfth street." 

The first and only section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the second bill annexed to the report, entitled, 

" An Ordinance to fix the regulation of ascents and de- 
scents in Addison street, between Schuylkill Fifth and Sixth 
streets, and in Schuylkill Fifth street, between Lombard and 
Pine streets." 

The first and only section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

Select Council concurred. 
On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution annexed to the report, to wit : 






86 ' Journal of Common Council. [Jan. 30, 

Resolved, That the City Commissioners be directed to 
notify the owners of property thereon, to repave Allen's 
Court, running west from Front street, north of Mulberry 
street. ^ 

When the same was agreed to. 

Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

From the same Committee, made a further report, {Ap- 
pendix No. 38,) with a resolution annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Public Highways be 
authorized to employ such assistants in the office of the City 
Regulators and Surveyors, as the duties therein may require ; 
the said assistants to perform such services and receive such 
compensation as the said Committee may direct. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading of the reso- 
lution. 

And being under consideration, 

Mr. Fisher, 

Moved that the further consideration of the same be post- 
poned, and that it be referred back to the Committee. 

Which was agreed to. 

Mr. Poulson, 

Offered the following : 

Resolved, That a joint Special Committee be appointed, 
consisting of two members of Common Council, one of whom 
shall be a member of the Committee on Highways, and one a 
member of the Committee on City Property ; and two mem- 
bers of Select Council, who shall be likewise so selected from 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 87 

said Committees, together with the Presidents of Councils, 
whose duty it shall be to inquire into the state of the offices 
of the City Commissioner, City Clerk, and Commissioner of 
City Property, and report in relation to the expediency of re- 
organizing said offices. 

Which was read twice and passed. 
The President 

Appointed Messrs. Yarrow and Hininan. 

Select Council concurred, 

And appointed Messrs. Perkins and Robins. 

Mr. Orne, 

Moved that Council proceed to the election of a Director 
of the Girard College for Orphans, in the place of James 
Hutchinson, resigned. 

Which was agreed to, 

Messrs. Orne and Mentz were appointed tellers, who having 
collected and counted the votes, reported that twenty votes 
had been cast, of which 



Frederick A. Packard 


had 


16 


Franklin Piatt 


u 


2 


A. S. Roberts 


a 


2 



Whereupon, 

Frederick A. Packard having received a majority of the 
votes cast, was declared elected a Director of the Girard Col- 
lege for Orphans, in the place of, and for the unexpired time 
of James Hutchinson, resigned. 

Mr. Mentz 

Moved that Council proceed to the election of two Trus- 
tees of the Gas Works, for the ensuing three years. 

Which was agreed to. 



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Messrs. Mentz and Thomas were appointed Tellers, 

Who, having collected and counted the votes, reported 
that nineteeen votes had been received, of which, 

James Traquair had 18, 

Benjamin Gerhard 19, 

A. G. Roberts 1. 

Whereupon, 

James Traquair and Benjamin Gerhard were declared 
elected Trustees of the Gas Works, for the ensuing three 

years. 

A message from Select Council, 

Informed that they had received a Report from the 
Committee appointed to co-operate with the Committee of 
the Citizens on the arrival of the Steamer City of Glasgow, 
and have passed a bill, entitled, " An Ordinance making an 
appropriation to the Joint Special Committee on the Celebra- 
tion of the arrival of the Steamer City of Glasgow." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first and only section being under consideration, 

Mr. Mentz 

Moved that the same be laid on the table for the present. 

-Which was agreed to. 

Mr. Mentz 

Offered the following, 

Resolved, That the Chairman of the Special Committee 
appointed to co-operate with the Citizens to celebrate the ar- 
rival of the Steamer City of Glasgow, be hereby authorized 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 89 

to certify the bills to the Chairman of the Finance Com- 
mittee for payment. Provided the whole expense shall not 
exceed t $1500. 

Which was read. 
And being under consideration, 

Mr. Thomas 

Moved that the further consideration of the same be 
postponed. 

Which was agreed to. 

Another message 

Informed that Select Council had received a Report 
from the Commissioners of the Girard Estates, and had passed 
a bill annexed, entitled, " An Ordinance to fix the salary of the 
Treasurer of the Girard Fund." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first and only section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

So Common Council concurred. 

Another message 

Informed that Select Council had received a communica- 
tion from Thomas N. Forsyth, Chairman of the Committee of 
Senators of the City and County of Philadelphia, and had 
passed the following resolution relative thereto, to wit : 

Resolved, That the communication from Thomas N. For- 
syth, Esq., Chairman of the Select Committee of the Senators 
of the City and County of Philadelphia, to the Select and 

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90 Journal of Common Council. [Jan. 30, 

Common Councils, dated Harrisburg, January 18, 1851, be 
referred to the Committee on Finance, and that said Commit- 
tee be, and they are hereby authorized and required to sup- 
ply the information on the several points required in said com- 
munication, and forward the same to Harrisburg under cover, 
and directed to Thomas N. Forsyth, Esq.' 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution. 

When the same was agreed to. 
So Common Council concurred. 

Another message 

Informed that Select Council had received a report 
from the Commissioners of the Girard Estates, and had 
passed a resolution annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That the Board of Commissioners of the Girard 
Estates be authorized to sell the one share of stock of the 
Lehigh and Susquehanna Turnpike Co., for the best possible 
price. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution. 

When the same was agreed to. 
So Common Council concurred. 

Another message, 

Informed that Select Council had received a report from 
the Committee on City Property, with an estimate of the 
amount required to finish the bridge over the Schuylkill at 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 91 

High St., and had referred the same to the Committee on 
Finance. » 

Which was read. 

And on motion, 

Common Council concurred in the reference. 

Another message, 

Informed that Select Council had received a report from 
the Committee on City Property, and had passed a bill an- 
nexed, entitled " An Ordinance to make an appropriation to 
the Committee on City Property, for the purposes therein 
mentioned." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first, and only section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

So Common Council concurred. 

Mr. Mentz, 

Moved that Select Council be informed that Common 
Council is ready to receive them in their Chamber for the 
purpose of nominating to the Marshal of Police, persons 
from whom to select a policeman, to fill the vacancy reported 
this evening. 

Which was agreed to. 

After a short time the President, Clerk, and members 
of Select Council entered. 

Council being assembled in convention, 



92 Journal of Common Council. [Jan. 30, 

On motion, 

It was ordered that the Convention do proceed to the 
nomination of persons to he returned to the Marshal, from 
whom to select a policeman to fill the vacancy occasioned by 
the resignation of Robert Lister. 

The following nominations were then made, to wit : — 
Charles Brown, Levin H. Smith, J. R. Cole, Philip Moore, 
Jas. Housman, Jas. C. Kelly, Win. Russell, John Fitzgerald, 
Jos. Sipple, James Barber, Henry Harden, C. L. Doan. 

Mr. Robins, 

Moved that the names nominated this evening, together 
with such as remain on the former list, be transmitted to the 
Marshal. 

Which was agreed to. 
Mr. Orne 

Moved that the name of Wm. Walton be stricken off the 
former list. 

Which was agreed to. 
The Convention was then dissolved, and Select Council 
retired. 

Mr. Mentz 

Moved that Council proceed to the second reading and 
consideration of the bill entitled, 

" An Ordinance making an appropriation to the Joint 
Special Committee on the celebration of the arrival of the 
Steamer City of Glasgow." 

Which was agreed to. 
The first and only section was agreed to. 
The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 
It was then by special order read a third time andpassdd. 
So Common Council concurred. 

Adjourned. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 93 



THURSDAY, Feb. 13th, 1851 



Council met. — Present, 

Messrs. Abbey, Messrs. Orne, 

Christian, Poulson, 

Copeland, Roberts, 

Farquhar, Scott, 

Fisher, Thomas, 

Hansell, Watt, 

Harker, Wickersham, 

Hinman, Yarrow, 

Mentz, Yeager, 



Snowden, Pres't. 



Mr. Fisher 



Presented a petition of citizens residing in Se cond st. 
between High and Chestnut sts., asking that said square may 
be paved with cubical blocks of stone. 

Which was read, and referred to the Committee on 
Public Highways. 

Mr. Scott, 

One from residents of Locust st. between 9th and 10th 
sts., asking that one or more additional gas lamps may be 
placed in said square. 

Mr. Fisher, 

One from bakers of the City, asking that they may be 
allowed to run their wheelbarrows on the sidewalks on Satur- 
day afternoon, from the hour of 3 to 5 o'clock. 

Which were read and referred to the Committee on Police. 



94 Journal of Common Council. [Feb. 13, 

Mr. Wickersham 

Presented a protest of citizens against granting any 
authority to the Penna. Railroad Co. to use the four squares 
at Broad and High sts., for a depot. 

Messrs. Orne and Thomas presented communications of 
similar tenor. 

Which were read and referred to the Committee on 
City Property. 

The President 

Laid before Council a communication from Benneville 
D. Brown, tendering his resignation as a Manager of the 
Wills' Hospital. 

Which was read and laid on the table. 
Mr. Mentz, 

Prom the Committee on Finance made a report, (Appen- 
dix No. 39,) with a bill annexed entitled : " An Ordinance to 
authorize a subscription on the part of the City to the capital 
stock of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, and to pro- 
vide for the payment of the instalments thereon.." 

Which was read. 
On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first section being under consideration, 

Mr. Scott, 

Moved that the further consideration thereof be post- 
poned, and that the report and bill be printed for the use of 
members. 

Which was agreed to. 



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Mr. Yarrow, 

From the Committee on Public Highways, made a report, 
(Appendix No. 40,) with a bill annexed, entitled: "An Or- 
dinance to fix the salary of the Superintendent of the Rail- 
road." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and consideration 
of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first and only section was agreed to. 
The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 
It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

Select Council concurred. 
Mr. Yarrow, 

From the same Committee, made a further report, (Ap- 
pendix, No. 41,) with a bill annexed, entitled : " An Ordi- 
nance relating to the office of the City Surveyors and Regu- 
lators." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first and only section was agreed to. 
The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 
It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 



96 Journal of Common Council. [Feb. 13, 

Mr. Mentz 

Offered the following : 

Resolved, That the Committee on City Property report to 
Councils their Minutes of March 11th ani 15th, 1850. 

Which was read twice and passed. 
Select Council concurred. 
Mr. Poulson 

Offered the following : 

Wliereas, Through the dispensation of Divine Providence, 
it has been the will of the Ruler of the Universe to remove 
from amidst his usefulness amongst us, an endeared friend, 
an active and intelligent citizen, and an enterprising and 
skillful merchant, formerly a member of Common Council, 
therefore be it 

Resolved, That in common with a large circle of our fellow 
citizens who knew his worth, Select and Common Councils 
sincerely deplore the death of Henry C. Corbit, Esq. 
Always in the foremost rank of any public enterprise or phi- 
lanthropic usefulness, he was no less eminent for his private 
virtues, which were exemplified by liberal and prompt bene- 
volence, and scrupulous integrity. His memory therefore 
should be cherished as an example, as it is justly entitled to 
the veneration of our fellow-citizens. 

Resolved, That in testimony of regard and respect for his 
memory — when Select and Common Councils adjourn, they 
do adjourn to meet in their Chambers to-morrow morning at 
10 o'clock, and from thence proceed in a body, to attend the 
funeral of Henry C. Corbit, Esq., from his late resi- 
dence in Arch street. 

Resolved, That the Presidents ©f Councils be requested to 
communicate a copy of these proceedings to the bereaved 
family of the deceased. 

Which was read twice and unanimously agreed to. 
Select Council concurred. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. U7 

Mr. Abbey 

Offered the following : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Police be requested to 
inquire into the expediency of repealing a supplement to an 
Ordinance, which allows wheelbarrows to be used on the side- 
walks between certain hours, passed July 2, 1846, 

Which was read twice and passed. 
Select Council concurred. 
A message from Select Council 

Informed that they had received a report from the 
Watering Committee, and had passed a resolution, annexed, 
to wit : 

Resolved, That the Watering Committee be, and are 
hereby authorized to purchase a lot of ground laying north 
of Parrish st., between Schuylkill Front st. and Corinthian 
Avenue, containing about 144|- perches, for the purpose of 
constructing a reservoir thereon, for the storage of water, 
providing the cost shall not exceed the sum of Five Thousand 
Dollars. 

Which was read< 
On motion, ♦ 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution annexed to the report. 

When the same was agreed to. 

So Common Council concurred. 

Another message 

Informed that Select Council had received a further re- 
port from the Watering Committee, with a report from the 
Superintendent of the Water Works, relative to the construc- 
tion of a new reservoir. 

Which was read and laid on the table, 
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98 Journal of Common Council. [Feb. 13, 

* Another message 

Informed that Select Council had passed the following, 
to wit : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Police be instructed to 
inquire into and report as to the expediency of reducing the 
executive police of the City of Philadelphia, in numbers equal 
to, or greater than, the number of policemen furnished by 
the City to the Marshal of Police, under the Act of Assembly 
relating to a uniform System of Police of the City of Philadel- 
phia and the District of Spring Garden, &c, approved 3d 
May, 1850. 

Which was read twice and passed. 

So Common Council concurred. 

Mr. Yarrow 

Moved that when Councils adjourn, they adjourn to 
meet on Thursday, the 20th inst., for the purpose of con- 
sidering the bill to authorize a subscription to the Pennsyl- 
vania Railroad Company. 

Which was agreed to. 

Adjourned. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 99 



THURSDAY, Feb. 20th, 1851. 

Council met. — Present. 

Messrs. Abbey, Messrs. Mentz, 

Agnew, Orne, 

Christian, Poulson, 

Copeland, Roberts, 

Farquhar, Scott, 

Fisher, Watt, 

Griscom, Wickersham, 

Hansell, Yarrow, 

Harker, Yeager, 

Hinman, Snowden, Pres't. 

Mr. Poulson 

Presented a petition of citizens residing in Second st. 
below Dock st., asking that a Hydrant pump opposite No. 123, 
may be removed. 

Which was read and referred to the Watering Committee. 

Mr. Fisher 

Presented a petition of citizens asking Councils to me- 
morialize the Legislature in favor of a bridge over the Schuyl- 
kill river at Walnut street. 

Which was read and laid on the table. 

Mr. Harker, 

A petition of Jos. N. Goodrick, asking remuneration for 
loss occasioned by the death of son, killed by the caving in 
of the wharf at Walnut st. on the 16th of October last. 

Which was read, and referred to the Committee on 
Public Highways. 



100 Journal of Common Council. [Feb. 20, 

Mr. Yarrow, 

From the Committee on Public Highways made a report 
[Appendix No. 42) with a bill annexed, entitled " An Ordi- 
nance to authorize the construction of a certain culvert." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first and only section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Mentz, 

From the Committee on Finance, made a report (Ap- 
pendix No. 43) with a resolution annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That the Committee on City Property be in- 
structed to report to Councils at their next stated meeting, 
the original contract for the construction of the bridge, and 
of the Railroad, together with a specific statement of the 
expenditures of appropriations heretofore made for said pur- 
poses, and also a statement in detail of the proposed appli- 
cation of the appropriation asked for. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution annexed to the report. 

When the same was agreed to. 

Select Council concurred. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 101 

Mr. Poulson, 

From the Committee on Police, made a report [Appendix 
No. 44) in answer to the petition of bakers, and resolution of 
Councils, relative to the use of wheelbarrows, &c, on the 
sidewalks during certain hours, for the delivery of bread, with 
the following resolution annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That the Committee be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and consideration 
of the resolution. 

When the same was agreed to. 
Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Mentz 

Moved that Council proceed to the second reading and 
consideration of the bill reported by the Committee on 
Finance, entitled, 

"An Ordinance to authorize a subscription on the part 
of the City to the capital stock of the Pennsylvania Railroad 
Company, and to provide for the payment of the Instalments 
thereon." 

Which was agreed to. 
The first section being under consideration, 

Mr. Mentz, 

Moved to amend the same by inserting in the 6th line 
after the word "others," the words "after the date of the 
passage of this Ordinance." 

Which being under consideration, 
Mr. Yeager, 

Moved to amend the amendment by striking out all after 
the word " Company " in the 5th line. 



102 Journal of Common Council. [Feb. 20, 

On agreeing to which, the Yeas and Nays were required, 
and were as follows : 

Yeas — Messrs. Christian, Farquhar, Orne, Watt, Yeager. 
—5. 

Nays — Messrs. Abbey, Agnew, Copeland, Fisher, Griscom, 
Hansell, Harker, Mentz, Poulson, Roberts, Scott, Wicker- 
sham, Yarrow, Snowden, Pres't. — 14. 

So the same was not agreed to. 

The amendment was then agreed to. 

The section as amended being under consideration, 

Mr. Abbey 

Moved to further amend the same by striking out the 
word "whereon " in the 5th line, and inserting in lieu there- 
of, the words " Provided that if on or before the first day of 
May next ensuing." 

Which was not agreed to. 

The first section as amended being again under considera- 
tion, 

On agreeing to the same, the Yeas and Nays were re- 
quired and were as follows : 

Yeas. — Messrs. Abbey, Christian, Copeland, Farquhar, 
Fisher, Griscom, Hinman, Mentz, Orne, Poulson, Roberts, 
Watt, Wickersham, Yarrow, Yeager, Snowden, Pres't. — 16. 
Nays. — Messrs. Agnew, Hansell, Harker, Scott. — 4. 

So the first section as amended was agreed to. 

The second section was agreed to. 

The third section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then read a third time and passed. 

Select Council concurred. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 103 

A message from Select Council 

Informed that they had received a report from the 
Watering Committee, and had passed a bill annexed, entitled, 
" An Ordinance making an Appropriation to the Watering 
Committee." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first and only section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

So Common Council concurred. 

Another message 

Informed that Select Council had received a further 
report from the Watering Committee, with a report of the 
Superintendent of the Water Works, on the subject of a new 
reservoir. 

Which was read and laid on the table. 

Mr. Yeager 

Offered the following : 

Resolved, That after the passage of this resolution, all joint 
Standing Committees be required to make quarterly, a full 
and detailed report of their proceedings, for the use of 
Councils. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution. 

When the same was not agreed to. 



/ 



104 Journal of Common Council. [Feb. 20, 

The President 

Laid before Council a communication from the Marshal 
of Police, informing of a vacancy in the police appointed for 
the city, occasioned by the resignation of John Gamble. 

Which was read. 

And on motion, 

It was ordered that Select Council be informed that this 
Council is ready to receive them in their Chamber, for the 
purpose of nominating in Convention three or more persons 
to the Marshal of Police, from whom to fill the vacancy 
reported this evening. 

After a short time the President, Clerk, and members 
of Select Council entered. 

Council being assembled in convention, 

The President announced the object thereof. 

And, on motion, 

The Convention proceeded to a nomination. 

The following persons were then nominated : 
John B. Eite, Daniel Emerick, J. J. Behringer, David 
Barber, John McCowan, Wm. Schofield, Benj'n Lindsey, 
Thomas S. Boyle, John Grace. 

Mr. Robins 

Moved that the names nominated this evening, together 
with those remaining on the list previously nominated, be 
transmitted to the Marshal of Police. 

Which was agreed to. 

The Convention was then dissolved, and Select Council 
retired. 

Adjourned. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 10.5 



THURSDAY, Feb. 27th, 18-51. 

Council met. — Present, 

Messrs. Abbey, Messrs. Mentz, 

Christian, Poulson, 

Copelakd, Roberts, 

Farquhar, Scott, 

Fisher, Thomas, 

Griscom, Watt, 

Hansell, Wickersham,. 

Hinman, Yarrow, 

Orne, Yeager, 

Snowden, Preset, 

Mr* Mentz, 

Presented a petition of residents of Mulberry St., between 
5th and 6th Sts., asking that said square may be repaved. 

Mr. Roberts, 

One of the residents of Schuylkill 5th and Summer 
streets, for a Culvert. 

Which were read, and referred to the Committee oh 
Public Highways* 

Mr. Scott, 

One from residents in the vicinity of Penn Squares? 
against granting the use of said squares for Railroad Depots, 

The President, 

A communication from the Trustees of the Gas works 
relative to an increase of their works for the manufacture o£ 
gas, 

14 



/ 



106 Journal of Common Council. [Feb. 27, 

Which was read and laid on the table. 

Also, 

A Resolution passed by the Board of Police relative to 
providing Station Houses in N. W. and N. E. Districts for 
the police, under the Marshal. 

Which was read and referred to the Committee on Police. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

From the Committee on Public Highways, made a report 
(Appendix No. 45) relative to the application of Messrs. 
Craig & Bellas, for a turnout from the High street Railroad 
into Juniper street, with the following resolution annexed : 

Resolved, That the Committee be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution annexed to the report. 

When the same was agreed to. 

Select Council concurred. 

Also, 

A further report from the same Committee [Appendix 
No. 46) with two Resolutions annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Public Highways be, and 
they are hereby authorized and directed, to cause two cross- 
ings from one track to another of the Railroad on Hio;h street 
west of Schuylkill 6th street, to be laid down. 

Resolved, That the Committee on Public Highways be 
discharged from the further consideration of the petition of 
Jos. N. Goodrick. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 107 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and consideration 
of the first resolution annexed to the report. 

When the same was agreed to. 

Select Council concurred. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the second resolution annexed to the report. 

When the same was agreed to. 
Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

From the Joint Special Committee appointed, January 
30th, relative to the office of the City Commissioners, made a 
report (Appendix No. 47) with a bill annexed entitled : 

" An Ordinance to abolish the office of President of the 
Board of City Commissioners, and to impose certain duties on 
the City Clerk." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first section being under consideration, 
Mr. Mentz 

Moved that the further consideration thereof be post- 
poned, and that the report and bill be printed for the use of 
Councils. 

Which was agreed to. 



108 Journal of Common Council. [Feb. 27, 

Mr, Yarrow, 

Moved that Council proceed to the second reading and 
consideration of the bill entitled, a An Ordinance to pro- 
vide for the regulation of turnouts from the Railroads in the 
City of Philadelphia." 

Which was agreed to. 
The first section being under consideration. 

Mr. Thomas 

Moved that the further consideration thereof be post- 
poned until the next stated meeting. 

Which was agreed to. 

Mr. Yeager, in his place, 

Offered a bill (Appendix No. 48) entitled "An Ordinance 
for the Government of the Fire Department of the City of 
Philadelphia," 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill. 

The first section being under consideration. 

Mr. Hansell 

Moved that the further consideration of the Section be 
postponed, and the bill be referred to the Committee on Lega- 
cies and Trusts, and printed for the use of Members. 

Which being under consideration, 

Mr. Mentz, 

Moved to amend the same by striking out all after the 
word " Trusts." 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 109 

On agreeing to which the Yeas and Nays were required, 
and were as follows : 

Yeas. — Messrs. Fisher, Mentz, Orne, Poulson, Thomas, 
Watt, Wickersham, Y'arrow, Snowden, Pres't — 9. 

Nays. — Messrs. Abbey, Christian, Copeland, Farquhar, 
Griscom, Hansell, Hinnian, Roberts, Scott, Yeager — 10, 

So the amendment was not agreed to, 

The question recurring on the original motion, 

The yeas and nays were required, and were (Messrs. 
Poulson, Roberts, and Thomas being excused from voting) ag 
follows : 

Y'eas. — Messrs. Abbey, Christian, Copeland, Farquhar, 
Griscom, Hansell, Hinnian, Mentz, Orne, Scott, Yeager. — 11. 

Nays. — Messrs. Fisher, Watt, Wickersham, Yarrow, Snow- 
den, Pres't. — 5 

So the motion was agreed to. 

A message from Select Council 

Informed that they had received a report from the Com- 
mittee on City Property, transmitting their Minutes of the 
11th and 15th March, 1850. 

Which was read and laid on the table. 

Also, 

A Report from the same Committee in answer to the 
remonstrances of Citizens, against granting the use of Penn 
Squares for Railroad Depots, with a resolution annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That the Committee is discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 

Which was read. 



110 Journal of Common Council. [Feb. 27, 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution annexed to the report. 

When the same was agreed to. 
So Common Council concurred. 
Also, 

A further report from the same Committee, with a resolu- 
tion annexed, to wit: 

i Resolved, That the application of the "Young Men's Insti- 
tute " for the free use of a lot about fifty feet by seventy feet, 
in the western part of the City, be granted (under the direc- 
tion of the Committee on City Property) provided the adjoin- 
ing Districts make a similar appropriation, and the Applicants 
agree (in case it is at any time diverted from, or not used for 
the object designated in the application,) to pay the then 
value of the lot or surrender the lot and buildings thereon 
erected. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution annexed to the report. 

The resolution being under consideration, 

Mr. Thomas, 

Moved to amend the same, by striking out the following 
words, where they occur in the same, to wit : "to pay the 
then value of the lot, or." 

On agreeing to which, the yeas and nays were required, 
and were as follows, to wit : 

Yeas, Messrs. Abbey, Christian, Copeland, Fisher, Gris- 
com, Mentz, Orne, Poulson, Roberts, Scott, Thomas, Wicker- 
sham, Yarrow, Snowden, Pres't. — 14. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. Ill 

Nays, Messrs. Farquhar, Hansell, Hinman, Watt, Yea- 
ger— 5. 

When the same was agreed to. 

The resolution as amended, was agreed to. 

So Common Council concurred, with an amendment. 

Another message, 

Informed that Select Council had received a communi- 
cation from the President of the Philadelphia Gas Works, and 
had referred the same to a Joint Special Committee of three 
members of each Council, and had appointed, on the part of 
that body, 

Messrs. Waterman, Hagert, and Lennig. 

Which was read. 
Mr. Mentz, 

Moved that Common Council concur in the reference. 

Which was agreed to. 

The President, 

Appointed Messrs. Thomas, Poulson, and Mentz, the 
Committee on the part of Common Council. 

Mr. Wickersham, on leave given, 

Presented a petition against appropriating the Penn 
Squares for Railroad Depots. 

Which was read, and referred to the Committee on 
City Property. 

A message from Select Council, 

Informed that they had received a report from the Com- 
mittee on City Property, with the contract and estimates re- 
lative to the Bridge and Railroad at High street, and had 
ordered the same to be printed for the use of members. 

Which was read. 



112 Journal of Common Council. [Feb. 27> 

Mr. Mentz, 

Moved that Common Council concur. 
Which was agreed to. 

Another message 

Informed that Select Council had passed the following, 
to wit : 

Resolved, That the Joint Special Committee, to whom was 
referred the communication of the Trustees of the Gas Works, 
in relation to the extension of the Works, be required to re- 
port if any of the unimproved ground in the vicinity of the 
Gas Works, belonging to the City, can be used advanta- 
geously for the further extension of the Works, or if any 
ground contiguous to the Works can be purchased, of such 
size as will be suitable for the further enlargement of the 
Works. 

Which was read twice and passed. 

So Common Council concurred. 

On motion, 

It was ordered that Select Council be informed that 
Common Council is ready to receive them in their Chamber, 
for the purpose of electing in convention, two members of 
the Board of Health, to serve for three years. 

After a short time the President, Clerk, and members of 
Select Council entered. 

Councils being assembled in Convention, the President an- 
nounced the object thereof. 

And it was ordered that the Convention do proceed to the 
election of two members of the Board of Health, to serve for 
three years. 

Mr. Hagert of the Select, and Mr, Thomas of Common 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 113 

Council, were appointed Tellers, who, having collected and 
counted the votes, reported that 29 ballots had been received, 
and that 

Edward Duff had 27 votes. 

Robert M'Crory had 26 votes. 

Earl Shinn had 1 vote. 

William Abbott had 1 vote. 

Whereupon, 

Edward Duff and Robert M'Crory, were declared to be 
elected members of the Board of Health for the ensuing 
three years. 

The Convention was then dissolved, and Select Council 
retired. 

Adjourned. 



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114 



Journal of Common Council, [March 13, 



THURSDAY, March 13th, 1851. 



Council met. — Present. 



Messrs. Abbey, 


Messrs 


. Mentz, 


Agnew, 




Orne, 


Christian, 




POULSON, 


Copeland, 




Roberts, 


Farquhar, 




Scott, 


Fisher, 




Thomas, 


Griscom, 




Watt, 


Hansell, 




WlCKERSHAM, 


Harker, 




Yarrow, 


HlNMAN, 




Yeager, 
Snowden, Pres't 


Mr. Hansell 







Presented a petition of residents of Sixth st., asking that 
a culvert may be constructed in said street, from Mulberry 
to Sassafras st. 

Also, 

One from residents of Mulberry st., from 6th to 9th sts., 
asking that said street may be repaved. 



Mr. Mentz 

One from residents of Vine St., for a culvert from Schuyl 
kill 3rd St., west. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 115 

Mr. Roberts, 

One from property holders on Drinker's Alley, asking 
to have the grade of the same improved. 

Which were severally read, and referred to the Committee 
on Public Highways. 

The President, 

Laid before Council a communication from the Marshal 
of Police, informing of the dismissal of Robert McConnell 
and John Duncan, policemen appointed from the city. 

Which was read and laid on the table. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

From the Committee on Public Highways, made a re- 
port ( Appendix, JVo. 49,) with a bill annexed, entitled, 

" An Ordinance to authorize the construction of certain 
culverts." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first and only section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

From the same Committee, made a further report, (Ap- 



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116 Journal of Common Council. [March 13, 

pendix, No. 50,) relative to the condition of certain culverts, 
and the cost of repairing the same. 

Which was read and laid on table. 

Mr. Mentz, 

From the Committee on Finance, made a report, (Ap~ 
pendix, No. 51,) relative to the report of the Committee on 
City Property, giving estimate of appropriation required for 
the completion of the bridge at High st., Schuylkill, with a 
resolution annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That the Committee be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution. 

When the same was agreed to. 

Mr. Mentz, 

From the same Committee, made the annual report, {Ap- 
pendix, No. 52) relative to the Finances of the City, with a 
bill annexed, entitled : 

"An Ordinance making appropriations, and for raising 
supplies for the year 1851." 

Which was read, and ordered to be printed for the use of 
members. 

Mr. Poulson, 

From the Committee on Police, made a report {Appendix 
No. 53) in answer to the resolution on the subject of reducing 
the number of police, in proportion, or greater number, to 



IX 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 117 

that supplied by the police under the Marshal, with a resolu- 
tion annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That the Committee be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution annexed to the report. 

When the same was agreed to. 
Mr. Christian, on leave given, 

Presented a petition of citizens asking that Delaware 
Avenue, from High to Chestnut st., may be paved with 
cubical blocks of stone. 

Which was read and referred to the Committee on Public 
Highways. 

Mr. Poulson 

Offered the following : 

Whereas a bill is now before the Legislature of this Com- 
monwealth, which provides that the expenses heretofore paid 
by the several incorporated districts within the County of 
Philadelphia, under the provisions of the act to establish a 
uniform system of Police for the City of Philadelphia and 
the Districts of Southwark, Moyamensing, Spring Garden, 
Penn Township, the Incorporated Northern Liberties and 
Kensington, shall be hereafter estimated and paid by the 
said several incorporated districts, according to the assessed 
value of the real and personal estate therein made taxable 
for corporation purposes. 



118 Journal of Common Council. [March. 13, 

And, 

Whereas, the necessity of the establishment of said Police 
was caused by the frequency of riots in a portion of the 
County of Philadelphia, and was not required for the pre- 
servation of the peace of the City of Philadelphia, the latter 
having a Police establishment of its own amply adequate to 
the suppression of tumults and maintenance of order within 
its corporated limits. 
And, 

Whereas, the Police forces established by the said act are 
paid by the City and Districts, by which they are appointed ; 
the city, supplying four lieutenants and fifty-five policemen, 
and maintaining them at an annual expense of about twenty- 
five thousand dollars, and the districts within the county ap- 
pointing seven lieutenants and one hundred and ten policemen, 
and maintaining them at an annual cost of forty-nine thou- 
sand, two hundred and fifty dollars ; and the bill now before 
the Legislature will oblige the city to pay for fifty-nine lieu- 
tenants and policemen, the annual sum of about forty-nine 
thousand dollars, and the districts for one hundred and seven- 
teen lieutenants and policemen, the annual sum of about 
twenty-five thousand dollars : that is to say, the city of Phila- 
delphia, appointing less than one-third of the police, will be 
compelled to pay nearly two-thirds of the expense of the 
whole establishment, a result manifestly unjust to the city. 
Therefore, 

Resolved, That Councils do remonstrate against the pass- 
age of said bill, and respectfully urge the Legislature to re- 
fuse their assent to its being enacted into a law. 

Resolved, That a copy of the foregoing preamble and re- 
solution be certified by the. Presidents of Councils, and for- 
warded forthwith to the speakers of the Senate and House of 
Representatives at Harrisburg, to be presented to the bodies 
over which they respectively preside. 

Which was read. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 110 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the same. 

The first resolution was agreed to. 
The second resolution was agreed to. 
The preamble was agreed to. 
Select Council concurred. 

A message from Select Council, 

Informed that they had passed the following, to wit : 

Resolved, That the City Surveyor be, and he is hereby in- 
structed to make the necessary survey to determine the wharf 
line without delay, on the river Schuylkill, agreeably to the 
Act of Assembly, passed at the last session. 

Which was read twice and passed. 

So Common Council concurred. 

Another message, 

Informed that Select Council had received a report from 
the Committee on Cleansing, and had passed a bill annexed, 
entitled " An Ordinance making a temporary appropriation 
to the Committee on Cleansing." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first and only section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order, read a third time and 
passed. 

So Common Council concurred. 



120 Journal of Common Council. [March 13, 

Mr. Fisher, 

Moved that Council proceed to the election of a Manager 
of the Wills' Hospital, in the place of, and for the unexpired 
time of Benneville Browne, resigned. 

Which was agreed to. 

Messrs. Fisher and Watt were appointed tellers, who, hav 
ing collected and counted the votes, reported that 18 votes 
had been received, of which, 

Dr. George Fox had 16. 
A. S. Roberts had 1. 
George Vaux had 1. 

Whereupon, Dr. George Fox was declared duly elected 
a manager of the Wills' Hospital, in the place of Benneville 
Browne, resigned. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

Offered the following : 

Resolved, That the Presidents of Councils be instructed to 
memorialize the Senate and House of Representatives against 
all the schemes now before those bodies, for tapping the main 
line of improvements at or near Harrisburg, and diverting the 
trade and travel of the west, to other cities, to the great 
injury of the trade of Philadelphia, and the revenues of the 
Commonwealth. 

Which was read twice and passed. 

Select Council concurred. 

A message from Select Council, 

Informed that they had received a report from the Joint 
Special Committee, to whom was referred the application of 
the Trustees of the Gas Works, and had ordered the same to 
be printed. 

Which was read. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 121 

And, on motion of Mr. Wickcrsham^ 
Common Council concurred. 

And, on motion of Mr. Mcntz, 

It was ordered that Select Council be informed that 
Common Council is ready to receive them in their Chamber, 
for the purpose of electing in convention, 18 School Direc- 
tors, to serve for three years, and one to fill the vacancy oc- 
casioned by the resignation of Samuel A. Allibone. Also to 
nominate to the Marshal of Police, persons from "whom to 
select two policemen to fill the vacancies occasioned by the dis- 
missals reported this evening. 

After a short time the President, Clerk, and members of 
Select Council entered. 

Councils being assembled in Convention, 

The President announced the object thereof. 

And it was ordered, 

That the Convention do proceed to the election of 19 
Directors of the Public Schools, the one elected by the small- 
est vote, to be declared elected to fill the vacancy. 

Mr. Waterman of the Select, and Mr. Scott of the Common 
Council, were appointed tellers. 

Who, having collected and counted the votes, reported that 
31 votes had been received, of which, 

Thomas Miller 

George H. Burgin, M.D. 

Pearson Yard 

P. Pemberton Morris 

William Heyward Drayton 

William Abbott 

George M. Wharton 

Colin C. Cooper, M.D. 

Francis Wharton 

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122 Journal of Common Council. [March 13, 

Theodore Cuyler had 27 

John F. Gilpin " 29 

Edward H. Ward, M.D. " 28 
Alexander Henry " 28 

Daniel C. Lockwood " 28 

Edwin North " 28 

Lewis A. Scott " 25 

Edward Carpenter " 26 

William Curran, M.D. " 16 

Archibald M'Elroy " 14 

Thomas Biddle, Jr. " 14 

William Shippen, M.D. " 6 

John C. Pechin " 8 

Guy N. Loomis " 8 

Saml. A. Mitchell " 7 

Geo. H. Roberts " 1 

Christopher Wetherill " 2 

John A. Neff " 7 

T. B. Pennington " 4 

Chas. F. Burgin " 2 

Whereupon, Thomas Miller, George H. Burgin, M.D., 
Pearson Yard, P. Pemberton Morris, William Heyward Dray- 
ton, Willia>m Abbott, George M. Wharton, Colin C. Cooper, 
M.D., Francis Wharton, Theodore Cuyler, John F. Gilpin, 
Edward H. Ward, M.D., Alexander Henry, Daniel C. Lock- 
wood, Edwin North, Lewis A. Scott, Edward Carpenter, and 
William Curran, M.D., having received a majority of the votes 
polled, were declared to be elected School Directors, for a 
term of three years, 

And it was ordered, 

That the Convention do proceed to the election of one 
School Director, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resig- 
nation of Samuel A. Allibone. 

The tellers reported that thirty votes had been received, 
of which, 



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1851.] Journal of Common Council. 123 

Thomas Biddle, Jr. had 18 
Thomas Biddle " 5 

T. Biddle " 1 

A. M'Elroy " 3 

J. C. Pechin " 3 

Whereupon, Thomas Biddle, Jr., having received a ma 
jority of the votes, was declared elected to fill the vacancy. 

On motion, 

It was ordered that the Convention do proceed to the nomi- 
nation of persons to be returned to the Marshal, from whom 
to select two policemen, to fill the vacancy reported this 



The following nominations were then made, to wit : 

William Howe, Albert G. Sims, Robert M'Connel of Lom- 
bard Ward, Henry Snyder, John Reese, Peter Yivan, George 
S. Baum, Richard Seward, John S. Lovaire, Benjamin Lind- 
say, Charles Brown, Geo. Simler, Philip Moore, C. B. Shaw, 
Daniel Huhn, Philip Winnemore, Geo. Hood, Joseph Marple, 
James Pidgeon, Henry W. Cole, George Moore. 

On motion, 

It was ordered that the names nominated this evening, 
together with such as remain of the former lists, be trans- 
mitted to the Marshal of Police. 

The Convention was then dissolved, and Select Council 
retired. 

Mr. Griscom, 

Offered the following Preamble and Resolution. 

Whereas, it is the sense of these Councils that the passage 
of the bill now before the Legislature of this State, No. 252, 
Senate File, entitled, " A Supplement to an Act regulating 



124 Journal of Common Council. [March 13, 

the municipal and other elections in the city of Philadelphia, 
and to establish a uniform system of Police for the city of 
Philadelphia, and the districts of Southwark, Moyamensing, 
Spring Garden, Penn Township, the Unincorporated Northern 
Liberties and Kensington, passed the third day of May, one 
thousand, eight hundred and fifty," would be greatly injurious 
and unjust to the city of Philadelphia, — Therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the whole subject be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Police, with power to act, and that said Committee 
be, and are hereby authorized and directed to take all such 
action and measures in the premises, as they shall deem proper, 
to prevent the passing of the said bill into a law. 

Which was read twice and passed. 

Select Council concurred. 

Adjourned, 



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1851.] Journal of Common Council. 125 



THURSDAY, March 20th, 1851. 

Council met. — Present, 

Messrs. Abbey, Messrs. Mentz, 

Agnew, Orne, 

Christian, Poulson, 

Copeland, Scott, 

Farquhar, Thomas, 

Fisher Watt, 

Griscom, Wickersham, 

Hansell, Yarroav, 

Harker, Yeager, 

Hinman, Snowden, Pres't. 

Mr. Agnew 

Presented a remonstrance from owners of property situ- 
ated on Drinker's Alley, against any alteration of the grade 
of said Alley. 

Which was read and referred to the Committee on Pub- 
lic Highways. 

Mr. Thomas 

Offered the following : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Public Highways be in- 
structed to inquire into the expediency of the appointment 
by Councils, of an officer to be designated and known as "The 
City Inspector :" whose duty it shall be to superintend the 
execution of the City Ordinances generally, and to report all 
delinquencies or infractions of the same, to the proper au- 
thorities, having cognizance thereof. 

Which was read twice and passed. 






126 Journal of Common Council. [March 20, 

Mr. Wickershain, 

Offered the following : 

Resolved, That the Committee on City Property be in- 
structed to inquire into the expediency of removing the Mar- 
ket-houses on High street, west of Delaware Third street, and 
of procuring suitable locations for the erection of others. 
Which was read twice. 

On agreeing to the same, the yeas and nays were re- 
quired, and were as follows, to wit : 

Yeas. — Messrs. Copeland, Farquhar, Hinman, Scott, Tho- 
mas, Watt, Wickersham, Yeager, Snowden, Pres't. — 9 

Nays. — Messrs. Abbey, Agnew, Fisher, Hansell, Mentz, 
Poulson, Yarrow. — 7. 

So the resolution was agreed to. 

Mr. Thomas 

Offered the following : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Police be instructed to 
report to Councils at the next meeting, their decision in rela- 
tion to the resolution referred to them on the 16th of July 
last, respecting the expediency of Councils memorializing the 
Legislature in favor of the passage of a law providing for the 
appointment of an Inspector of Buildings hereafter erected 
within the city limits. 

Which was read twice and passed. 
Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Yarrow 

Moved that Council proceed to the second reading and 
consideration of the bill entitled, " An Ordinance to abolish 
the office of President of the Board of City Commissioners, 
and to impose certain duties on the City Clerk." 

Which was agreed to. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 127 

The first section being under consideration, 

Mr. Yeager 

Offered the following : 

Resolved, That the Report of the Joint Special Committee 
be referred back to them, and that they withhold their report 
until the result of the Legislature shall be known, in relation 
to the creation of an officer styled the Inspector of Buildings 
for the City of Philadelphia. 

And being under consideration, 

Mr. Griscom, 

Moved to suspend the further consideration of the same, 
for the purpose of offering a substitute. 

On agreeing to which, the yeas and nays were required, 
and were as follows : 

Yeas. — Messrs. Agnew, Copeland, Griscom, Hinman, 
Poulson, Scott, Snowden, Pres't. — 7. 

Nays. — Messrs. Abbey, Christian, Farquhar, Fisher, Han- 
sell, Harker, Mentz, Orne, Thomas, Watt, Wickersham, Yar- 
row, Yeager.— 13. 

When the same was not agreed to. 
The resolution being again under consideration. 
Mr. Hinman, 

Moved to amend the same by striking out all after the 
word "them," in the second line. 

On agreeing to which the yeas and nays were required 
and were as follows : 

Yeas. — Messrs. Agnew, Hinman, Poulson, Scott, Yarrow, 
Snowden, Pres't — 6. 

Nays. — Messrs. Abbey, Christian, Copeland, Farquhar, 




128 Journal of Common Council. [March 20, 

Fisher, Griscom, Hansell, Harker, Mentz, Orne, Thomas, 
Watt, Wickersham, Yeager — 14. 

When the same was not agreed to. 

The resolution being again under consideration, 

Mr. Thomas, 

Moved to amend the same by striking out all after 
the word " result," in the third line, and inserting the 
following in lieu thereof, to wit : "Of the action of the Com- 
mittee on Police in relation to the propriety of memorializing 
the Legislature for the appointment of a Superintendent of 
Buildings is reported to Councils, with instruction to report 
at same time in writing, a full account of the duties now in- 
cumbent on the City Commissioners, and the reasons for their 
conclusion that the office of President of the City Commis- 
sioners should be abolished." 

Which was agreed to. 

The resolution as amended was agreed to. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

Moved that two members of each Council be added to 
the Joint Special Committee, appointed January 30th. 

Which was agreed to. 

The President, 

Appointed Messrs. Poulson and Copeland on the part of 
Common Council. 

A message from Select Council 

Informed that they had received a report from the Joint 
Special Committee, to whom was referred the application of 
the Trustees of the Philadelphia Gas Works, and had passed 
a bill annexed, entitled, 

" A further Supplement to an Ordinance, entitled, * An 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 129 

Ordinance for the construction and management of the Phila- 
delphia Gas Works.' " 

Also, a Resolution. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first, second, and third sections were agreed to. 
The fourth section being under consideration, 

Mr. Thomas, 

Moved to amend the same by inserting after the word 
" works" in the eighth line, the following words, to wit : "and 
from and after the first day of January, A. D. 1852. the 
price of Gas supplied to private consumers, shall be reduced 
to two dollars per thousand cubic feet." 

On agreeing to which, the yeas and nays were required, 
and were as follows. 

Yeas. — Messrs. Abbey, Agnew, Christian, Copeland, Far- 
quhar, Griscom, Hansell, Hinman, Mentz, Poulson, Scott, 
Thomas, Watt, Wickersham, Yarrow, Snowden, Pres't — 16. 

Nays. — Messrs. Fisher, Harker, Orne — 3. 
So the amendment was agreed to. 
The section as amended was agreed to. 
The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order, read a third time and passed. 

So Common Council concurred with an amendment. 

In which amendment Select Council concurred. 
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130 Journal of Common Council. [March 20, 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution annexed to the report, to wit : 

Resolved, That the site to be selected by the Board of 
Trustees of the Philadelphia Gas Works, for the extension of 
said Works, be subject to the approval of the Select and Com- 
mon Councils. 

Which was read twice and passed. 

So Common Council concurred. 

Another message, 

Informed that Select Council had referred the resolution 
instructing the Committee on Public Highways to inquire into 
the expediency of the appointment by Councils, of an officer 
to be designated City Inspector to the Committee on Library. 

Which was read. 
Mr. Thomas 

Moved that Common Council non-concur in the reference. 
Which was agreed to. 

So Common Council non-concurred. 
Another message, 

Informed that Select Council had passed the following : 

Resolved, That the Presidents of Councils be requested to 
memorialize the Legislature to grant the right of way for 
laying pipes, &c, through such districts as may be required 
for carrying into effect the proposed extension of the Gas 
Works. 

Which was read twice and passed. 
So Common Council concurred. 



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1851.] Journal of Common Council. 131 

Another message, 

Informed that Select Council had concurred in the reso- 
lution relative to the report of the Joint Special Committee 
of January 30th, with an amendment, to wit : 

Add after the word " Committee," on the first line, the 
words, " with the Ordinance accompanying it." 

And had appointed on the part of Select Council, Messrs. 
Hutchinson and Hagert. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Common Council concurred in the amendment of Select 
Council. 

Adjourned. 



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132 Journal of Common Council. [March 27 , 



THURSDAY, March 27th, 1851. 

Council met. — Present, 

Messrs. Abbey, Messrs. Mentz, 

Agnew, Orne, 

Christian, Poulson, 

Copeland, Roberts, 

Farquhar, Scott, 

Fisher, Thomas, 

Griscom, Watt, 

Hansell, Wickersham, 

Harker, Yarrow, 

Hinman, Yeager, 

Snowden, Pres't. 

Mr. Fisher, 

Present a petition of residents and occupants of stores 
in Merchant street, asking that one or more flag-stone cross- 
ings may be made in said street. 

Which was read and referred to the Committee on Pub- 
lic Highways. 

Mr. Fisher, 

From the Committee on Legacies and Trusts, made a 
report (Appendix No. 54) in the resolution, (referred January 
30th,) relative to the Ordinance regulating the Fire Depart- 
ment, with a resolution annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That the Committee be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 

Mr. Hansell 

From the same Committee made a minority report, 
{Appendix No. 55.) 

Which was read. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 133 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading of the resolu- 
tion annexed to the report of the Committee. 

And being under consideration, 

Mr. Thomas, 

Moved that the further consideration of the same be 
postponed, and that the resolution and two reports be recom- 
mitted to the Committee. 

On agreeing to which the yeas and nays were required, 
and were as follows. 

Yeas. — Messrs. Agnew, Christian, Copeland, Farquhar, 
Griscom, Hansell, Harker, Hinman, Thomas, Yeager. — 10. 

Nays. — Messrs. Abbey, Fisher, Mentz, Orne, Poulson, 
Roberts, Scott, Watt, Wickersham, Yarrow, Snowden, Pres't. 
—11. 

So the same was not agreed to, 

The resolution being again under consideration, 

On agreeing to the same, the yeas and nays were re- 
quired, and were as follows : 

Yeas. — Abbey, Agnew, Fisher, Griscom, Mentz, Orne, 
Poulson, Roberts, Scott, Watt, Wickersham, Yarrow, Snow- 
den, Pres't.— 13. 

Nays. — Christian, Copeland, Farquhar, Hansel, Harker, 
Hinman, Thomas, Yeager. — 8. 

When the same was agreed to. 
Select Council concurred. 
Mr. Yeager, 

Presented a petition of the Independence Hose Co., of 
Kensington, asking to be remunerated for the loss of a por- 
tion of their Hose, at the fire at the Assembly Building, 
corner of Tenth and Chestnut streets. 
Which was read. 



134 Journal of Common Council. [March 27, 

Mr. Roberts, 

Moved that the petition be referred to the Committee on 
Legacies and Trusts. 

Which being under consideration, 

Mr. Yeager 

Moved to amend the same, by adding at the end thereof, 
the following, to wit: "with instructions to report a Bill, 
making an appropriation to the amount of the loss." 

Which was not agreed to. 

The petition was then referred to the Committee on 
Legacies and Trusts. 

Mr. Mentz 

Moved that Council proceed to the second reading and 
consideration of the bill, entitled, "An Ordinance making 
appropriations and for raising supplies for the year 1851." 

Which was agreed to. 

The first section having been read, 
On motion, 
It was ordered that the same be considered by items. 
Item No. 1, to the Watering Committee, was agreed to. 
" No. 2, to the Committee on Finance, being under 
consideration. 

Mr. Mentz, 

Moved to amend the same by adding after the eighth 
line, the following, to wit : 

" Supposed amount to be appropriated for interest on new 
Loans, and the addition to the Sinking Fund, $18,000." 

Which was agreed to. 

Item No. 3, to the Committee on Police, was agreed to. 
" No. 4, to the Committee on Public Highways, 
Being under consideration. 



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1851.] Journal of Common Council. 135 

Mr. Yarrow, 

Moved to amend the same by striking out "$6000" 
opposite "repaying streets," and inserting "$8000" in lieu 
thereof. 

On agreeing to which the yeas and nays were required, 
and were as follows : 

Yeas. — Messrs. Abbey, Agnew, Christian, Copeland, Far- 
quhar, Fisher, Griscom, Hansell, Harker, Hinman, Roberts, 
Scott, Watt, Wickersham, Yarrow, Snowden, Prest. — 16. 
Nays. — Messrs. Mentz, Orne, Poulson, Yeager. — 4. 

So the amendment was agreed to. 
Mr. Yarrow, 

Moved to amend line No. 4, by striking out " $12,000" 
opposite "repaying streets and paving over water pipes," and 
inserting " $15,500 " in lieu thereof. 

On agreeing to which the yeas and nays were required, 
and were as follows : 

Yeas. — Messrs. Agnew, Christian, Copeland, Farquhar, 
Fisher, Griscom, Hansell, Harker, Hinman, Roberts, Scott, 
Watt, Wickersham, Yarrow, Snowden, Pres't. — 15. 

Nays. — Abbey, Mentz, Orne, Poulson, Yeager. — 5. 

So the amendment was agreed to. 
Mr. Yarrow, 

Moved to amend line No. 5, new Culverts, &c, by strik- 
ing out "6000 " at the end thereof, and inserting "10,000," 
in lieu thereof. 

On agreeing to which the yeas and nays were required, 
and were as follows : 

Yeas. — Agnew, Christian, Copeland, Farquhar, Fisher, 
Griscom, Hansell, Harker, Hinman, Roberts, Scott, Watt, 
Wickersham, Yarrow, Snowden, Pres't. — 15. 

Nays. — Abbey, Mentz, Orne, Poulson, Yeager. — 5. 
So the amendment was agreed to. 



136 Journal of Common Council. [March 27, 

Mr. Yarrow, 

Moved to amend line No. 6, repairs and labor on City 
Railroad, by striking out " $5000 " at the end thereof, and 
inserting " 6000 " in lieu thereof. 

Which was agreed to. 

Mr. Yeager, 

Moved to amend by striking out line No. 7, " Repaving 
one square with Cubical Blocks, $3000." 

Which was not agreed to. 
Mr. Mentz, 

Moved to amend line No. 9, by adding after the word 
"expenses," the following, "including expenses of City Sur- 
veyor's office, repairing pumps, grading unpaved streets, car- 
penter's and blacksmith's work," &c. 

Which was agreed to. 

Item No. 4, as amended, was agreed to. 
Item No. 5, to the Committee on Cleansing the City, was 
agreed to. 

Item No 6, to the Committee on City Property, 
Being under consideration. 

Mr. Christian, 

Moved to amend line No. 3, " Public wharves, for repairs," 
by striking out $1,500 at the end thereof, and inserting $2,500. 

On agreeing to which the yeas and nays were required, 
and were as follows : 

Yeas. — Agnew, Christian, Copeland, Farquhar, Fisher, 
Griscom, Hansell, Harker, Hinman, Roberts, Scott, Watt, 
Wickersham, Yarrow, Snowden, Pres't. — 15. 

Nays. — Abbey, Mentz, Orne, Poulson, Yeager. — 5. 
So the amendment was agreed to. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 137 

Mr. Christian, 

Moved to amend line No. 5, "Market Houses, for 
repairs," by striking out " $1500 " at the end thereof, and 
inserting " $2,500 " in lieu thereof. 

Which being under consideration, 
Mr. Mentz, 

Moved to amend the amendment by striking out " $2500," 
and inserting " $2,000." 

Which was not agreed to. 

The amendment was then agreed to. 
Mr. Hinman. 

Moved to amend by inserting after line 6, the following : 
"For cleansing the bridge $200." 

Which was agreed to. 
Mr. Hinman, 

Moved to amend line No. 13, "Incidental expenses for 
the squares," by striking out " $500 " at the end thereof, 
and inserting " $1,150," in lieu thereof. 

On agreeing to which the yeas and nays were required, 
and were as follows : 

Yeas.— Agnew, Christian, Copeland, Farquhar, Fisher, 
Hansell, Harker, Hinman, Roberts, Wickersham, Yarrow, 
Yeager, Snowden, Pres't. — 13. 

Nays.— Abbey, Griscom, Mentz, Orne, Poulson, Scott, 
Thomas, Watt. — 8 

So the amendment was agreed to. 
Mr. Hinman, 

Moved to further amend the same by adding after line 
No. 20, the following: "For incidental expenses— $5,700." 

Which was agreed to. 

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138 Journal of Common Council. [March 27, 

Item No. 6, to the Committee on City Property, as 
amended, was agreed to. 

Item No. 7, to the Committee on Legacies and Trusts, 

Being under consideration, 

Mr. Yeager, 

Moved to amend the same by striking out line No. 2, to 
wit : " For the Board of Engineers— $200." 

Which was not agreed to. 

Item No. 7, was agreed to. 

Item No. 8, to the Trustees of the City Ice Boat, was 
agreed to. 

Item No. 9, to the Committee on the Library, 

Being under consideration. 

Mr. Wickersham, 

Moved to amend line No. 2, "arranging Library, &c," 
by striking out " $100 " at the end thereof, and inserting 
" $400 " in lieu thereof. 

Which was agreed to. 

The first Section as amended, was agreed to. 
The second Section being under consideration, 

Mr. Mentz, 

Moved to amend the same by striking out the word 
"Fifty-eight" where they appear in the sixth line, and in- 
serting the words " Sixty-two," in lieu thereof. 

On agreeing to which the yeas and nays were required, 
and were as follows : 

Yeas. — Messrs. Abbey, Agnew, Copeland, Fisher, Griscom, 
Harker, Hinman, Mentz, Orne, Poulson, Scott.— 11. 






1851.] Journal of Common Council. 139 

Nays. — Messrs. Christian, Farquhar, Hansell, Roberts, 
Thomas, Watt, Wickersham, Yarrow, Yeager, Snowden, 
Pres't.— 10. 

So the amendment -was agreed to. 

The second Section as amended, was agreed to. 

The third Section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the Bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then read a third time and passed. 

A message from Select Council, 

Informed that they had received a report from the Com- 
missioners of the Girard Estates, with the following resolu- 
tions annexed, to wit : 

1. Resolved, That the Commissioners of the Girard Estates 
pay to the surviving Trustees of the late Bank of the United 
States, the sum of five thousand and thirty-eight dollars and 
fifty-nine cents, that being the amount of the net mesne pro- 
fits, including interest, of the house No. 104 Chestnut street, 
from the 2nd of August 1847, to the 2nd of February 1851. 

2. Resolved, That the said Commissioners be authorized 
to pay to said Trustees, or the Trustees for the time being, 
of the late Bank of the United States, annually, the sum of 
seven hundred dollars ; said annual payment to commence on 
the 2nd of February, 1851, and continue until the affairs and 
business of the late Bank of the United States are closed. 

3. Resolved, That the said Commissioners have power and 
authority to execute such agreements on behalf of the Cor- 
poration as they shall be advised, are proper to carry into 
effect the above resolutions. 

Which was read. 



140 Journal of Common Council. [March 27, 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolutions annexed to the report. 

The first, second, and third resolutions, were agreed to. 

So Common Council concurred. 
Mr. Poulson, 

Moved that when this Council adjourns, it adjourn to 
meet on Thursday evening next. 

Which was agreed to. 

Adjourned. 



1851.] 



Journal of Common Council. 



141 



THURSDAY, April 3d, 1851, 



Council met. — Present, 

Messrs. Abbey, 
Agnew, 
Christian, 
Copeland, 
Farquhar, 
Fisher, 
Griscom, 
Hansell, 
Harker, 

HlNMAN, 



Messrs. Mentz, 
Orne, 

POULSON, 

Roberts, 
Scott, 
Thomas, 
Watt, 

WlCKERSHAM, 

Yarrow, 
Snowden, Pres't. 



Mr. Scott, 

Presented a petition of Citizens asking Councils to in- 
struct the Representatives of the city in the Legislature of the 
State, to oppose the granting the right to make a railroad 
from Erie to the Ohio State line, to the " Franklin Canal 
Company" or the "Pittsburgh and Erie Railroad Company." 

Which was read. 

Mr. Roberts, 

Offered the following : 

Whereas it is understood that remonstrances have been 
forwarded by parties in this City to the State Senators and 
Representatives against the passage of a bill relative to the 
Franklin Canal Company and the Pittsburg and Erie Rail 
Road Company, under the belief that said Bill was adverse to 
the interests of the State of Pennsylvania and particularly 
of the City of Philadelphia, and the said Bill being, as these 



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142 Journal of Common Council, [April 3, 

Councils believe, of an exactly opposite tendency, inasmuch 
as it prohibits the construction of any lateral branches by the 
Pittsburg and Erie Rail Road Company until the greater 
portion of the main line of that work shall be completed, and 
also prohibiting the construction of any portion of Road un- 
connected with that provided for by the Charter of the 
Franklin Canal Company, until the provisions of its Charter 
shall first be complied with, by constructing a Rail Road from 
the north end of the Franklin Canal to a point that they may 
consider expedient and advantageous on Lake Erie. 

And whereas, the construction of the Lake shore Rail Road, 
now contracted for by the said Franklin Canal Company from 
the town of Erie to the State Line dividing Pennsylvania and 
Ohio, would form a connecting link between the Cleveland 
and State Line Rail Road in Ohio, and by the Erie and North 
East Rail Road with the New York and Erie Rail Road, thus 
forming a continuous route from one of the principal harbors 
on the Lake (Cleveland) to the city of New York, thereby 
diverting the channel of trade from our own State and our 
own immediate interests as Citizens and Representatives of 
the City of Philadelphia, 

Therefore, be it resolved, 

That the citizens of Philadelphia, in Select and Common 
Councils assembled, do hereby request the Presidents of the 
Select and Common Councils to ask the Representatives of 
the City of Philadelphia in the Legislature of the State of 
Pennsylvania, to use all honorable means for the passage of 
said Bill, and thereby frustrate the attempt to take from us 
the trade of the great lakes, which has manifestly been in- 
tended by Nature to have its outlet in our own city. 

Resolved, That a copy of this Preamble and Resolutions be 
sent to our Senators and Representatives as aforesaid. 

Which was read. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 143 

Mr. Thomas, 

Offered the following : 

Resolved, That the whole subject be referred to a joint 
special Committee of four members of each council, with in- 
structions to take immediate action in relation to the same, 
by memorializing the Legislature against the passage of the 
Act referred to, if in their opinion it is deemed expedient to 
do so. 

Which was read twice and passed. 

The President 

Appointed Messrs. Scott, Hinman, Yarrow, Farquhar. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

Presented a petition of residents in the vicinity of Tenth 
and Mulberry streets, asking for the construction of a Culvert 
in Tenth st. from Mulberry to Cherry street. 

Which was read and referred to the Committee on Public 
Highways. 

The President 

Laid before Council a communication from the Marshal 
of Police, informing of the resignation of John Fow, a police- 
man appointed for the City. 

Also 

A communication from Robert H. Smith, City Clerk, with 
the first quarterly report of the City Commissioners, for the 
year 1851. 

Which was read and laid on the table. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

From the Committee on Public Highways, made a report 
(Appendix No. bti) with a bill annexed, entitled "An Ordi- 



144 Journal of Common Council. [April 3, 

nance to fix the regulation of ascents and descents in 
Drinker's Alley, from Front st. to a point three hundred and 
seventeen feet westward thereof." 

Which was read. 
On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the Bill annexed- to the report. 

The first and only section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the Bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

In his place, presented a bill (Appendix No. 57) entitled 
" A further supplement to an Ordinance entitled ' An Ordi- 
nance for the regulation of Cabs and Omnibuses,' passed the 
1st April, 1841." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the Bill. 

The first and only section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the Bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Poulson 

From the Committee on Police made a report (Appendix 
No. 58) with the following annexed, to wit : — 



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Resolved, That the Presidents of Councils be requested to 
address a memorial to the Legislature asking them to give 
power to the Council of the City to pass Ordinances, appoint- 
ing an Inspector of Buildings, prescribing his power and 
duties, and containing such rules upon the subject of buildings 
as they may deem necessary. 
Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading of the resolution, 

And being under consideration, 

Mr. Scott 

Moved to amend the same by inserting after the word 
"buildings," in the last line, the words, "in the City of 
Philadelphia." 

"Which was agreed to. 
The resolution as amended was agreed to. 

Select Council concurred. 
A message from Select Council. 

Informed that they had received a report from the Wa- 
tering Committee with a resolution and bill annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That the Watering Committee be and they are 
hereby authorized to construct an additional Reservoir upon the 
ground purchased for that purpose, situated between Sch. 
Front st. and Corinthian Avenue, and Poplar and Parrish 
streets, and to erect the necessary machinery at Fairmount, 
lay the mains, &c, in conformity with the plan proposed in 
the report of the Superintendent of the Water Works, sub- 
mitted to Councils, February 20th, 1851. 

"An Ordinance to authorize a loan to defray the expense 
of constructing a new reservoir to be supplied with water 
from the Fairmount Water Works." 
Which was read. 

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146 Journal of Common Council. [April 3, 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution annexed to the report. 

When the same was agreed to. 
So Common Council concurred. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the Bill annexed to the report. 

The first section was agreed to. 
The second section was agreed to. 
The title was agreed to. 

And the Bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 
It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 
So Common Council concurred. 

Mr. Poulson, 

From the Committee on Police, made a report (Appendix 
No. 59) with a bill annexed, entitled, " An Ordinance, fixing 
the salary of the Lieutenant of Police." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill, annexed to report, 

The first and only section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

Select Council non-concurred, 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 147 

A message from Select Council, 

Informed that they had passsed the following : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Police be instructed to 
inquire into the expediency of dispensing with the lamp- 
lighters, and that the Committee be requested to report to 
Councils at the next stated meeting. 

Which was read twice and passed. 
So Common Council concurred. 

Another message, 

Informed that Select Council had referred the following 
to the Committee on Public Highways, to wit : 

Resolved, That the City Surveyor be and he is hereby re- 
quested to have a plan made of the City, agreeably to the 
several Ordinances passed by Councils, which is to be de- 
posited in the " Office of the City Commissioners," and when 
accomplished to report the same to Councils. 

Which was read. 

And, on motion, Common Council concurred. 

Another message, 

Informed that Select Council had concurred in the re- 
solution passed by Common Council, at the last meeting of 
Councils — relative to the appointment of an officer, to be 
designated and known as the City Inspecter, with an amend- 
ment, to wit : 

Striking out the words " Committee on Public Highways" 
and insert in lieu thereof the words " Committee on Police." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Common Council concurred in the amendment. 



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148 Journal of Common Council. [April 3, 

Another message, 

Informed that Select Council had concurred in the bill an- 
nexed to the report of the Committee on Finance, with the 
following amendments, to wit : 

Section 1, in Item 2, appropriation to the Committee 
on Finance, 

Line 9, strike out " §18,000" and insert " $11,000." 
Item 3, to the Committee on Police, 

Strike out " $2,800" for Oil, and insert " 1800." 

Strike out " 6,170" for " Miscellaneous Expenses," and 
insert " 5,170." 

Item No. 6, to the Committee on City Property, 

Strike out " 2,500" for " Market Houses for repairs" 
and insert " 2000." 

Section 2, in line 6, strike out the words " sixty-two," 
and insert in lieu thereof, the words " fifty-eight." 

Section 3, not agreed to. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

The amendments to Sections 1 and 2 were agreed to. 

Section No. 3, being under consideration, 
Mr. Mentz, 

Moved that Common Council non-concur in the action 
of Select Council. 

Which was agreed to. 

Another message, 

Informed that Select Council had concurred in the resolu- 
tion appointing a Joint Special Committee. 

With amendments, to wit : 



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Strike out the word " four" where it occurs in the same 
and insert the word " five" in lieu thereof. 

And strike out all after the word ''Legislature" in the 
same, and insert the following in lieu thereof, to wit : "in 
favor of the passage of a bill construing the charters of the 
Pittsburg and Erie Railroads, and of the Franklin Canal Co., 
and the amendments thereto, so as to prevent the making by 
them or either of them of a Railroad from Erie to the State 
Line of Ohio, until they shall have complied with the terms 
contained in their respective charters, if in the opinion of 
the Committee it is deemed expedient to do so." 

And had appointed 

Messrs. Lewis, Wetherill, Robins, Waterman, Perkins. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Common Council concurred in the first, and non-concurred 
in the second amendment. 

The President 

Appointed Mr. Roberts the additional member on the 
part of Common Council. 

Another message, 

Informed that Select Council adhered to their action 
relative to the 3d section of the bill, reported by the Com- 
mittee on Finance. 

And had appointed Messrs. Waterman, Souder and 
Perkins a Committee of Conference. 
Which was read. 
Mr. Mentz, 

Moved that a committee be appointed on the part of 
Common Council. 

Which was agreed to. 



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150 Journal of Common Council [April 3, 

The President 

Appointed Messrs. Mentz, Agnew and Poulson. 
Mr. Wickersham 

Offered the following: 

Resolved, That the Committee on Police be instructed to 
inquire into the necessity of providing better sleeping accom- 
modations in the N. W. Station House, by adding an addi- 
tional story to the building, or otherwise. 

Which was read twice and passed. 
Select Council concurred. 
Mr. Scott, 

Offered the following : 
Resolved, That the Joint Special Committee of ten, ap- 
pointed this evening, upon the subject of a bill now before 
the Legislature relative to the Franklin Canal Company, 
and the Pittsburg and Erie Rail Road Company, shall not 
be restricted by the precise terms of the resolution appoint- 
ing them from adopting such form of memorial as they shall 
deem most judicious. 

Which was read twice and passed. 
Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Griscom, 

Moved that Select Council be informed that Common 
Council is ready to receive them in their Chamber for the 
purpose of nominating in convention, three or more persons 
to the Marshal of Police, from whom to select a policeman, in 
the place of John Fow, resigned. 

Which was agreed to. 

After a short time the President, Clerk, and members of 
Select Council entered. 

Councils being assembled in Convention, 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 151 

The President announced the object thereof, 

And it was 

Ordered that the Convention do proceed to nominate. 

The following persons were then nominated, viz : 

Jas. C. Kelly, Peter Vivan, Henry Snider, Geo. Town, 
William Furey, Isaac Fredricks, Lewis H. Lare, Daniel P. 
Emerick. 

Together with the names remaining on the former list 
nominated. 

The Convention was then dissolved, and the Select 
Council retired. 

Mr. Mentz, 

From the Committee of Conference on the Appropriation 
Bill, reported that the Committee were unable to agree. 

Adjourned. 



152 Journal of Common Council. [April 10, 



THURSDAY, April 10th, 1851. 
Council met. — Present, 

Messrs. Abbey, Messrs. Mentz, 

Agnew, Orne, 

Christian, Poulsox, 

Copeland, Scott, 

Farquhar, Thomas, 

Fisher, Watt, 

Griscom, Wickersham, 

Hansell, Yarrow, 

Harker, Yeager, 

HlNMAN, SXOWDEX, Prcs't. 



Mr. Harker, 

Presented a petition of merchants and others transacting 
business in Water Street between High and Chestnut Streets, 
asking that certain buildings in said square, may be made to 
conform to the Girard line. 

Which was read, and referred to the Committee on 
Public Highways. 

Mr. Orne, 

A memorial of John Rice, asking remuneration for loss 
of timber, (procured for building the Railroad on High street, 
from Broad Street to the Bridge,) by the freshet on the 2d 
September last. 

Which was read and referred to the Committee on City 
Property. 

Mr. Scott, 

From the Joint Special Committee appointed April 3d, 
upon the subject of certain measures pending before the 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 158 

Legislature in relation to the Franklin Canal Company and 
the Pittsburgh and Erie Railroad Company — made a report 
{Appendix No. 60) with the following annexed, to wit. 

Resolved, That they be discharged from the further con- 
sideration of the subject. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution annexed to the report. 

"When the same was agreed to. 

Select Council concurred, 

Mr. Yarrow, 

From the Committee on Public Highways made a report 
{Appendix No. 61) with a bill and resolution annexed, to wit. 

"An Ordinance fixing the charge for Permits to make 
openings to the Common Sewers." 

Resolved, That the City Commissioners, under the direction 
of the Committee on Public Highways, be directed to repave 
Mulberry street, from Delaware 7th to 8th st. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first and only section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the Bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

Select Council concurred. 
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154 Journal of Common Council. [April 10, 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution annexed to the report. 

When the same was agreed to. 

Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Christian, 
Presented a petition of citizens doing business on Dela- 
ware Avenue and Water Street, asking for the removal of the 
Fish Market. 

Which was read, and referred to the Committee on City 
Property. 

Mr. Orne, 

One from the first class of the Logan Girl's School in 
relation to the election of School Directors. 

Which was read and laid on the table. 

Mr. Yarrow, in his place, 

Offered a bill {Appendix No. 62) entitled " an Ordinance 
to provide for the regulation of Turn-outs from the City 
Railroad." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the same. 

The first section being under consideration, 

\ Mr. Agnew 

Moved that the further consideration therof be postponed 
and that the Bill be printed for the use of members. 

Which was agreed to. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 155 

Mr. Mentz, in his place, 

Offered a Bill {Appendix No. 63) entitled "An Ordinance 
making appropriations and for raising supplies for the year 
1851." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the same. 

The first section being under consideration, 

Mr. Poulson 

Moved to amend the same by striking out " 1800" after 
the word " Oil," and inserting " 2500" in lieu thereof; and 
striking out " 5,170" after " Miscellaneous Expenses," and 
inserting " 6,170" in lieu thereof. 

Which was agreed to. 

Mr Ome, 

Moved to further amend the section, by striking out 
"400" after the words "arranging Library room, &c'.," and 
inserting "200" in lieu thereof. 

Which was not agreed to. 

The first section as amended, was agreed to. 

The second section was agreed to. 

The third section being under consideration, 

On agreeing to the same the yeas and nays were required, 
and were as follows : 

Yeas. — Abbey, Agnew, Copeland, Fisher, Griscom, Harker, 
Mentz, Orne, Poulson, Scott, Thomas, Watt, Yarrow, Snowden, 
Pres't— 14. 



156 Journal of Common Council. , [April 10, 

Nays. — Christian, Farquhar, Hansell, Hinman. Wicker- 
sham, Yeager. — 6. 

When the same was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the Bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and 
passed. 

Mr. Christian 

Offered the following : 

Resolved, That the Presidents of Councils be instructed to 
memorialize the Legislature against the passage of any act 
changing the present organization of the Board of Wardens. 

Which was read twice and passed. 

Select Council concurred. 

A Message from Select Council 

Informed that they had received a report from the 
Commissioners of the Girard Estates, and passed a bill 
annexed, entitled " An Ordinance making an appropriation 
to the Commissioners of the Girard Estates." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first and only section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the Bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

So Common Council concurred. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 157 

The President, 

Laid before Council a petition of the Diligent Fire 
Company, asking a repeal of a portion of the Ordinance for 
the regulation of the Fire Department. 

Which was read. 

Mr. Thomas 

Moved that it be referred to the Committee on Legacies 
and Trusts, with instructions to report a bill repealing the 
section complained of. 

Which being under consideration, 
Mr. Poulson 

Moved to amend by striking out all after the word 
"trusts." 

On agreeing to the amendment, the yeas and nays were 
required, and were as follows : 

Yeas. — Messrs. Abbey, Fisher, Mentz, Orne, Poulson, 
Scott, Watt, Wickersham, Yarrow, Snowden, Pres't. — 10. 

Nays. — Messrs. Agnew, Christian, Copeland, Farquhar, 
Griscom, Hansell, Harker, Hinman, Thomas, Yeager. — 10. 

So the amendment was not agreed to. 
The motion being again under consideration, 
Mr. Farquhar 

Moved that the further consideration thereof be postponed 
for the present. 

Which was agreed to. 
Mr. Griscom, 

In his place, offered a bill {Appendix J\ T o. 64) entitled 
" a Supplement to an Ordinance, entitled • an Ordinance for 
the better regulation of the Fire Department,' passed 
January 4th, 1844." 

Which was read. 



158 Journal of Common Council. [April 10, 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and consideration 
of the bill. 

The first and only section being under consideration, 

Mr. Fisher 

Moved that the further consideration thereof be post- 
poned. 

Which being under consideration, 
Mr. Yeager, 

Moved to amend the motion by adding, at the end 
thereof, the following, " and that the whole subject be referred 
to a Joint Special Committee of five members from each 
Council, with instructions^ report at the next stated meeting 
of Councils." 

Mr. Thomas 

Moved to amend the amendment, by striking out the 
words " a Joint Special Committee of five members of each 
Council," and inserting the words "Committee on Legacies 
and Trusts." 

On agreeing to the amendment to the amendment, the 
yeas and nays were required, and were as follows : 

Yeas. — Messrs. Abbey, Christian, Fisher, Griscom, Hansell, 
Hinman, Mentz, Orne, Poulson, Scott, Thomas, Watt, 
Wickersham, Yarrow, Snowden, Pres't. — 15. 

Nays. — Messrs. Agnew, Farquhar, Harker, Yeager. — 4. 
So the amendment to the amendment was agreed to. 
The motion as amended was agreed to. 
A message from Select Council, 

Informed that they had passed the following : 
Resolved, That the Committee on Public Highways be, and 
they are hereby requested to report to Councils the number 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 159 

of persons employed in the City Surveyor's office and by 
what authority, their duties and the amount of pay received 
by them. 

Which was read twice and passed. 

So Common Council concurred. 

Another message, 

Informed that Select Council had concurred in the bill 
entitled, "an Ordinance making appropriations, and for 
raising supplies for the year 1851," with amendments, to wit: 

Strike out " 2500," in an appropriation to the Committee 
on Police after the word " Oil," andinsert " 1800," in lieu 
thereof; and also strike out " 6170" after item "Miscellaneous 
Expenses," and insert " 5170" in lieu thereof. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Common Council concurred in the amendment of Select 
Council. 

Adjourned. 



160 Journal of Common Council. [April 24, 



THURSDAY, April 24th, 1851. 

Council met. — Present, 

Messrs. Abbey, Messrs. Mentz, 

Agnew, Orne, 

copeland, poulson, 

Farquhar, Roberts, 

Fisher, Thomas, 

Griscom, Wickersham, 

Hansell, Yarrow, 

Harker, Yeager, 

Himan, Snowden, Pres't. 

Mr. Poulson 

Presented a petition of the High Constables, asking an 
increase of pay. 

Which was read and referred to the Committee on 
Police. 

Mr. Fisher, 

A petition of residents and owners of property on the 
north side of High street, between Second and Front_street, 
asking that said square may be re-paved. 

Which was read and referred to the Committee on 
Public Highways. 

Mr. Poulson, 

One from Mr. Allen Cuthbert, owner of a portion of the 
wharf at the foot of Lombard street, on the Delaware river, 
asking Councils to fix the line on the north of said property. 

Which was read, and referred to the Committee on 
City Property. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 161 

Mr. Hansell, 

The proceedings of the representatives of the accepting 
companies of the Fire Department, asking a repeal of a por- 
tion of the Ordinance relating to the Fire Department. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

The proceedings of the Philadelphia Hose Company, of 
same tenor. 

Which were read, and referred to the Committee on 
Legacies and Trusts. 

Mr. Roberts, 

A petition, asking that Aspen street from George to 
Walnut, may be paved. 

Which was read, and referred to the Committee on 
Public Highways. 

The President 

Laid before Council a communication from Robert H, 
Smith, City Clerk, enclosing a copy of the Rent-roll of City 
Property, for the year 1850. [See Appendix^ S. C.) 

Which was read, and laid on the table. 

Mr. Poulson 

Presented a petition of Citizens, asking that the Public 
Squares at Broad and High streets, may be used as depots 
by the Penna. Railroad Company. 

Messrs. Hinman, Yarrow, and Abbey, presented petitions 
of similar tenor. 

Which were read, and referred to the Committee on 
City Property. 

Mr. Fisher, 

From the Committee on Legacies and Trusts, to whom 
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162 Journal of Common Council. [April 24, 

was referred the subject of a repeal of portions of Ordinances 
regulating the Fire Department, reported progress, and asked 
to be continued. 

Which was agreed to. 
Mr. Fisher, 

From the same Committee, made a report, [Appendix 
No. 64,*) in answer to the petition of the Independent Hose 
Company, asking for relief for damage to hose, at the recent 
fire at the Assembly Buildings, with the following annexed, 
to wit: 

Resolved, That the Committee be discharged from the fur- 
ther consideration of the subject. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution annexed to the report. 

When the same was agreed to. 
Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Poulson, 

From the Committee on Police, made a report (Appen- 
dix No. 6o,) in relation to the extension of signs, bulk-win- 
dows, and merchandize in front of stores on High street, with 
the following resolution annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That the Committee be discharged from the fur- 
ther consideration of the subject. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution annexed to the report. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 163 

When the same was agreed to. 
Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Poulson, 

From the Joint Special Committee appointed January 
30th, and March 20th, made a report (Ajypendix No. 66), 
with a bill annexed, entitled, " An Ordinance to provide for 
the appointment of an officer, to be called the ' Supervisor of 
the City,' to define his duties, and to abolish the office of Pre- 
sident of the Board of City Commissioners." 

Which was read. 

Mr. Poulson 

Moved that the further consideration thereof be post- 
poned, and that the report and bill be printed for the use of 
members. 

Which was agreed to. 

The President 

Laid before Council a communication from W. C. Patter- 
son, President of the Penna. Railroad Company, relative to 
a depot at Penn Square. 

Which was read, and referred to the Committee on 
City Property. 

Mr. Yarrow 

Moved that Council proceed to the consideration of the 
bill entitled, " An Ordinance to provide for the regulation of 
turn-outs from the City railroad." 

Which was agreed to. 

The first section being under consideration, 



164 Journal of Common Council. [April 24, 

Mr. Wickersham 

Moved to amend the same by inserting after the word 
" Companies," in the third line, the following words, to wit : 
"owning or occupying property situated upon the streets 
through which the Railroads belonging to the City are laid." 

And striking out the following words in the fourth line, 
"to the railroad in the City of Philadelphia," and inserting 
in lieu thereof, the word " thereto." 

Which was agreed to. 

The first section as amended was agreed to. 

The second section being under consideration, 

Mr. Copeland 

Moved to amend the same as follows : insert the word 
" or," after the word " turn-outs" in the fourth line, and in 
the same line strike out the word "as," and insert in lieu 
thereof, the words, " and the repairing thereof as to the" and 
in the 6th line after the word "street," insert the words "or 
be considered as repaired." 

Which was agreed to. 

The second section as amended was agreed to. 

The third section being under consideration, 

Mr. Copeland 

Moved to amend the same by inserting in the second 
line, after the word "laid," the words "or repaired;" and in 
the fourth line, strike out the word " or," after the word 
" construct," and insert after the word " down," the words 
" or repair." 

Which was agreed to. 

The third section as amended was agreed to. 

The fourth section being under consideration, 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 105 

Mr. Copeland 

Moved to amend the same by adding at the end thereof, 
the following words : 

" Provided, that the turn-out, bolting-track, switch, 
turning-platform or fixture, after being so removed, shall not 
be re-placed, unless by permission of the Committee on Public 
Highways, nor until all the expenses of such removal shall 
first be paid. 

"Which was agreed to. 

The fourth section as amended was agreed to. 

The fifth section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then read a third time and passed. 

A message from Select Council 

Informed that they had received a report from the Com- 
mittee on City Property, and had passed a bill thereto annexed, 
entitled " An Ordinance to authorize a loan to pay for the 
expense of completing the Bridge over the river Schuylkill at 
High street, and to make an appropriation to the Committee 
on City Property." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first section was agreed to. 

The second section being under consideration, 

Mr. Mentz 

Moved to amend the same by adding at the end thereof, 
the following words, to wit : 



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" Except so much of the same as is required to refund to 
the City Treasury, the money appropriated to said Committee 
by Ordinance passed January 30, 1851, entitled " An Ordi- 
nance to make an appropriation to the Committee on City 
Property, for the purposes therein mentioned." 

Which was agreed to. 

The second section as amended was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

So Common Council concurred with an amendment. 

In which amendment Select Council concurred. 

Another message 

Informed that Select Council had concurred in the bill 
entitled " An Ordinance to provide for the regulation of turn- 
outs from the City Railroad," with an amendment, to wit : 

Add at the end thereof, the following : 

Section 6. Be it, &c. That so much of any Ordinance as is 
inconsistent herewith be, and the same is hereby repealed. 

Which was agreed to. 

So Common Council concurred in the amendment of 
Select Council. 

Adjourned. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 167 



THURSDAY, May 8th, 1851. 

Council met. — Present, 

Messrs. Abbey, Messrs. Mentz, 

Agnew, Orne, 

Christian, Poulson, 

Copeland, Roberts, 

Farquhar, Scott, 

Fisher, Thomas, 

Griscom, Watt, 

Hansell, Wickersham, 

Harker, Yarrow, 

HlNMAN, YEAGER, 

Snowden, Pres't. 

Mr. Poulson 

Presented a petition of citizens asking that the Public 
Squares at Broad and High streets may be used for depots 
by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. 

Messrs. Harker, Hansell, Hinman, Abbey, petitions of 
similar tenor. 

Mr. Poulson, 

Sundry remonstrances against granting the use of said 
squares for railroad purposes. 

Messrs. Yeager, Hansell, Scott, Mentz, Thomas, Fisher, 
Wickersham, Hinman and Yarrow, remonstrances of the same 
tenor. 

Which were read and laid on the table. 

Mr. Wickersham, 
Presented a petition asking that Schuylkill Eighth street 



168 Journal of Common Council. [May 8, 

from Chestnut to Mulberry sts., may be made a stand for 
market wagons. 

Which was read and referred to the Committee on 
Public Highways. 

The President, 

Laid before Council a communication from E. C. Biddle, 
Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Public Schools, 
informing of the resignation of Francis N. Buck and Hulings 
Cowperthwait, members of said Board. 

Which was read and laid on the table. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

From the Committee on Public Highways made a report 
[Appendix No. 67) with a bill annexed, entitled, " An Ordi- 
nance relating to Water street and Delaware Avenue." 

Which was read. 
On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first, second and third sections were agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the Bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and 
passed. 

Mr. Fisher, 

From Committee on Legacies and Trusts, made a report, 
(Appendix No. 68) relative to the alteration of the Ordinance 
regulating the Fire Department, with a resolution annexed, 
to wit : 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 160 

Resolved, That the Committee be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 

Which was read. 
On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution annexed to the report. 

When the same was agreed to. 

Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Poulson 

From the Committee on Police made a report, [Appendix 
No. 69) with a bill annexed, entitled " An Ordinance to fix 
the salary of the High Constable, and to make an appropri- 
ation to the Committee on Police." 

Which was read. 
On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first and second sections were agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the Bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

From the Committee on Public Highways, made a report, 
(Appendix No. 70) relative to the expense of paving the 
footways of the unimproved lots belonging to the city. 

Which was read, and on motion of Mr. Yarrow, ordered to 
be transmitted to the Select Council. 

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Also, 

A further report from the same Committee, [Appendix 
No. 71) with two resolutions annexed, to wit. 

Resolved, That the City Commissioners, under the direc- 
tion of the Committee on Public Highways, be directed to 
regulate, curb and pave the following streets, viz : 

Spring street, west from Schuylkill Sixth and Small street 
from Spring street to Sassafras street. 

Cherry St., from Schuylkill Third to Fourth st. 

Filbert St., from Schuylkill Second to Front st. 

Schuylkill Seventh, from Lombard to Cedar st. 

Carver st., to Schuylkill Seventh st. 

Burton st., to Schuylkill Seventh st. 

Schuylkill Fifth st., from Pine to Lombard st. 

Waverly st., from Schuylkill Sixth to Fifth st. 

Ashton st., in part, from Lombard to Cedar st. 

Ashton st., from Chestnut to George st. 

George st., from Schuylkill Front to Second st. 

Aspen st., from George to Walnut st. 

And to repave the following streets, 

Franklin Place, narrow parts with tramway. 

Jones' Alley, 

Drinker's Alley, with tramway. 

New st., from Front to Second st. 

Delaware Second st., from Chestnut to Vine st. 

Delaware Third st., from High to Mulberry st. 

Delaware Avenue, from High to Chestnut st. 

Resolved, That the City Commissioners be directed to 
notify the owners of property thereon, to curb and pave 
Nonnater's Court, running south from Mulberry st., west of 
Tenth st. 

And to repave 
St. Joseph's Avenue, from Schuylkill Fifth to Sixth st., 



1851.1 'Journal of Common Council. 171 

and Joint Alley, running east from Schuylkill Eighth St., 
north of Chestnut st. 

Which was read. 
On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and consideration 
of the resolutions annexed to the report. 

The first resolution was agreed to. 

The second resolution was agreed to. 
Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Fisher, in his place, 

Offered a bill, (Appendix JVb. 72) entitled, " A Supple- 
ment to an Ordinance passed the fourth day of January, A. D. 
1844, entitled .' An Ordinance for the better regulation of the 
Eire Department.' " 

Which was read, 

And ordered to be printed for the use of members. 

Mr. Roberts 

Moved that Councils proceed to the second reading and 
consideration of the bill, entitled, " An Ordinance to prohibit 
the placing of awning posts on the foot pavements in the 
City of Philadelphia." 

Which was agreed to. 

The first section being under consideration, 

Mr. Harker 

Moved that the further consideration thereof be post- 
poned for the present. 

Which was agreed to. 



172 Journal of Common Council. [May 8, 

Mr. Yeager, 

Moved that Council proceed to the second reading and 
consideration of the bill, entitled, "An Ordinance for the 
Government of the Fire Department of the City of Phila- 
delphia." Read Feb. 27th. 

Which was not agreed to. 

A message from Select Council, 

Informed that they had received a report from the Com- 
mittee on City Property, in answer to the petitions and 
remonstrances relative to the use of Penn Square for railroad 
depots, and had passed a resolution, annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That the Committee be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 

Which was read. 
On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution annexed to the report. 
When the same was agreed to. 
So Common Council concurred. 

Another message, 

Informed that Select Council had received a communi- 
cation from the Mayor, informing that the President of the 
United States would pass through the City on Monday next : 

And that they had passed the following resolution thereto, 
to wit : 

Resolved, That a Joint Special Committee of three from 
each chamber, together with v the 'Presidents of Councils, be 
appointed, with full power to make all necessary arrangements 
for the reception and entertainment of the President of the 
United States on .his contemplated visit to the north. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 173 

And had appointed on the Committee, 

Messrs. "YVetherill, Waterman, and Trucks. 

Common Council concurred, 

And appointed Messrs. Wickersham, Ilarker, and Mentz. 

Another message, 

Informed that Select Council had received a report from 
the Committee of Visitation to the Girard College, for the 
months of March and April. 

Which was read and laid on the table. 

Mr. Yarrow 

Moved that Council proceed to the second reading and 
consideration of the bill entitled, " An Ordinance to provide 
for the appointment of an officer to be called the ' Supervisor 
of the City,' to define his duties, and to abolish the office of 
President of the Board of City Commissioners." 

Which was agreed to. 

The first section being under consideration, 

Mr. Poulson 

Moved to fill the blank in the same, with the words, 
" Two thousand." 

Which was agreed to. 

Mr. Thomas 

Moved to further amend the section by striking out the 
words " one thousand," in the tenth line, and inserting the 
words, " Fifteen hundred," in lieu thereof. 

On agreeing to the same, the yeas and nays were re- 
quired, and were as follows : 

Yeas. — Messrs. Christian, Copeland, Farquhar, Fisher, 
Hansell, Harker, Roberts, Thomas, Wickersham, Snowden, 
Pres't.— 10. 



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174 Journal of Common Council. [May 8, 

Nays. — Messrs. Abbey, Agnew, Griscom, Hinraan, Mentz, 
Orne, Poulson, Scott, Watt, Yarrow, Yeager. — 11. 

So the amendment was not agreed to. 
The section being again under consideration, 

Mr. Harker 

Moved to amend the same by striking out the words 
" One thousand," in the tenth line, and inserting the words 
" Twelve hundred and fifty" in lieu thereof. 

On agreeing to which, the yeas and nays were required, 
and were as follows : 

Y'eas. — Messrs. Agnew, Christian, Copeland, Farquhar, 
Fisher, Griscom, Hansell, Harker, Poulson, Scott, Thomas, 
Wickersham, Snowden, Pres't. — 13. 

Nays.— Messrs. Abbey, Hinman, Mentz, Orne, Roberts, 
Watt, Yarrow, Yeager. — 8. 

So the amendment was agreed to. 

The first section as amended was agreed to. 

The second, third, and fourth sections were agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the Bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

Another message, 

Informed that Select Council was ready to meet Common 
Council in convention, for the purpose of electing four per- 
sons to serve as Wardens of the Port, in accordance with an 
Act passed at the last session of the Legislature ; two Direc- 
tors of the Public Schools, in the place of Francis N. Buck, 
and Hulings Cowperthwait, resigned, and two members of 
the Board of Guardians of the Poor. 

Which was read. 



1851. J Journal of Common Council. 175 

On motion, it was 

Ordered that Select Council be informed that Common 
Council is ready to receive them in their Chamber, for the 
purpose of proceeding to an election. 

After a short time, the President, Clerk, and members of 
Select Council entered. 

Councils being assembled in Convention, 
The President announced the object thereof. 

It was ordered that the Convention do proceed to the 
election of four Wardens of the Port. 

Mr. Hagert of the Select, and Mr. Harker of the Com- 
mon Council, were appointed Tellers, who reported that 33 
votes had been received, of which 



John Devereux 


had 33 votes. 


Charles Rugan 


" 32 " 


Samuel C. Morton 


" 33 " 


John H. Diehl 


" 33 " 


S. Morris Wain 


a ^ u 


(Thereupon, 





John Devereux, Charles Rugan, Samuel C. Morton, and 
John H. Diehl, were declared to be duly elected Wardens of 
the Port for the ensuing year. 

And it was 

Ordered that the Convention do proceed to the election 
of two Directors of the Public Schools, in the place of Francis 
N. Buck, and Hulings Cowperthwait, resigned. The 
candidate receiving the highest vote, to be declared elected 
for the longest term. 

The same Tellers acting, reported that 33 votes had 
been received, of which 



176 Journal of Common Council. [May 8, 

John A. Neff had 23 votes. 

H. B. Pennington, " 19 " 

A. M'Elroy ' " 9 " 

B. F. Pomeroy " 10 " 
John C. Pechin " 2 " 
John L. Goddard " 2 " 

Whereupon, 

John A. Neff having received the highest vote, was de- 
clared elected to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resig- 
nation of Hulings Cowperthwait, whose term expires June 
30, 1853. And H. B. Pennington in the place of Francis 
N. Buck, whose term expires June 30, 1852. 

And it was 

Ordered that the Convention do proceed to the election 
of two members of the Board of the Guardians of the Poor, 
to serve for three years. 

The same Tellers acting, reported that 33 votes had been 
received, of which 

Robert P. King had 25 votes. 

William Abbott " 24 " 

Joseph B. Flanigen " 14 " 

Isaac Myers " 1 " 

Whereupon, 

Robert P. King and William Abbott were declared 
elected members of the Board of Guardians of the Poor, for 
the ensuing three years. 

The Convention was then dissolved, and Select Council 
retired. 

A Message from Select Council 

Informed that they had passed a bill, entitled, " An 
Ordinance to increase the salary of the Lieutenant of Police." 

Which was read. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 177 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill. 

The first and only section being under consideration, 

On agreeing to the same, the yeas and nays were re- 
quired, and were as follows, to wit : 

Yeas. — Messrs. Abbey, Agnew, Christian, Copeland, Far- 
quhar, Fisher, Griscom, Hansell, Harker, Hinman, Mentz, 
Poulson, Roberts, Scott, Thomas, Watt, Wickersham, Yarrow, 
Snowden, Pres't. — 19. 

Nays. — Mr. Yeager. — 1. 

When the same was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 
It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 
So Common Council concurred. 

Another message 

Informed that Select Council had passed the following : 

jResolved, That the Committee on Public Highways be in- 
structed to inquire into the expediency and propriety of alter- 
ing the names of the numerical streets west of Broad street. 

Which was read twice and passed. 

So Common Council concurred. 

Also, the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the City Solicitor, aided by the Clerks of 
Select and Common Council, be requested to have prepared a 
Digest of the Ordinances and Acts of Assembly, as now in 
force, with a full and copious index. And that the prepara- 

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178 Journal of Common Council. [May 8, 

tion of the same be placed under the direction of the Com- 
mittee on Finance. 
Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading of the resolution. 
And being under consideration, 

On agreeing to the same, the yeas and nays were required, 
and were as follows : 

Yeas. — Messrs. Abbey, Christian, Copeland, Farquhar, 
Fisher, Griscom, Hansell, Harker, Hinman, Poulson, 
Roberts, Scott, Thomas, Watt, Wickersham, Yarrow, Yeager, 
Snowden, Pres't. — 18. 

Nays. — Messrs. Agnew, Mentz. — 2. 
When the same was agreed to. 
So Common Council concurred. 

Another message from Select Council, 

Informed that they had concurred in the bill entitled, 
" An Ordinance relating to Water street and Delaware 
Avenue," with an amendment, to wit : 

Add at the end of the third section, the following words, 
to wit : " And that the City Treasurer be authorized and re- 
quired to place the said sum to the credit of the Sinking 
Fund." 

Which was read. 

Mr. Mentz 

Moved that Common Council concur in the amendment. 
Which was agreed to. 

So Common Council concurred in the amendment of 
Select Council. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 179 

Another message 

Informed that Select Council had concurred in the Bill 
entitled, " An Ordinance to fix the salary of the High Con- 
stables, and to make an appropriation to the Committee on 
Police." 

With an amendment to wit : 

Strike out the words " Two hundred and sixty-seven," 
in the third line the second section, and insert the words, of 
" Three hundred and fifty," in lieu thereof. 

Which was read. 
On motion, 

Common Council concurred in the amendment of Select 
Council. 

So Common Council concurred. 

Adjourned. 



180 Journal of Common Council. [May 22 ? 

THURSDAY, May 22d, 1851. 

Council met.— Present, 

Messrs. Abbey, Messrs. Mentz, 

Agnew, Orne, 

Christian, Poulson, 

Copeland, Roberts, 

Fisher, Scott, 

Griscom, Watt, 

Hansell, Wickersham, 

Harker, Yarrow, 

Hinman, Yeager, 

Snowden, Pres't. 

Mr. Poulson 

Presented a remonstrance of citizens against making 
Schuylkill Eighth street, from Chestnut to Mulberry street, 
a stand for market wagons. 

"Which was read, and referred to the Committee on 
Police. 

Mr. Hinman, 

A communication from a Committee of Officers of the 
several Volunteer Regiments, Battalions, and Companies of 
the Second Brigade of the Military Division, composed of the 
City and County of Philadelphia, on the propriety of making 
an appropriation for a suitable celebration of the ensuing 
National Anniversary. 

Which was read and laid on the table. 

Also, 

A petition from the Day Police, asking an increase of 
pay. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 181 

Which was read, and referred to the Committee on 
Police. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

A petition asking that the paving of Richard street west 
of Ninth street, may be repaired. 

Which was read, and referred to the Committee on 
Public Highways. 

The President 

Laid before Council a communication from the County 
Commissioners, (Appendix, No. 73), relative to dividing the 
wards of the City into precincts, with a copy of the Act of 
Assembly authorizing the same. 

Which was read. 

Mr. Hinman 

Offered the following : 

Resolved, That the communication from the County Com- 
missioners, together with the Act of the Legislature, relating 
to election districts, be referred to a Joint Special Committee 
of three members of each Council. 

Which was read twice and passed. 

The President 

Appointed Messrs. Hinman, Wickersham, and Roberts. 

Select Council concurred, 

And appointed Messrs. Hagert, Lancaster, and Robins. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

From Committee on Public Highways, made a report, 
(Appendix, No. 74), with a bill annexed, entitled " An Ordi- 
nance to authorize the Construction of Certain Culverts." 

Which was read. 



182 Journal of Common Council. [May 22, 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first and only section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the Bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and 
passed. 

Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

From the same Committee, made a further report, (Ap- 
pendix, No. 75), with a resolution annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That the Principal City Surveyor and Regulator 
be authorized to make a plan of the City, in accordance with 
the suggestions contained in his communication dated May 
7th, 1851, and herewith annexed, and to that end he be 
authorized to employ such assistance as may be necessary, 
provided the same shall not exceed $2000. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution. 

When the same was agreed to. 

Mr. Fisher 

Moved that Council proceed to the second reading and 
consideration of the bill, entitled " A Supplement to an Ordi- 
nance, entitled 'An Ordinance for the better regulation of 
the Fire Department.' " 

Which was agreed to. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council, 183 

On motion of Mr. Poulson, 

Council resolved themselves into a Committee of the 
Whole, (Mr. Scott in the chair), for the consideration of the 
bill. 

After a short time, 

On motion, 

The President resumed the chair, and the Chairman of 
the Committee reported progress, and asked to be continued. 

Which being under consideration, 

Mr. Poulson 

Moved that the further consideration of the bill be post- 
poned for the present. 

Which was agreed to. 

Mr. Poulson 

Offered the following : 

Resolved, That the Ordinances before Councils, together 
with the whole subject of regulating the Fire Department, be 
referred to a Joint Special Committee of four from each 
Council, of which the Presidents shall be members. 

Which was read. 

And being under consideration, 

Mr. Agnew 

Moved to amend the same by adding at the end thereof 
the following words, to wit : " and that they be instructed to 
report at the next stated meeting." 

Which was not agreed to. 

The resolution being again under consideration, 



184 Journal of Common Council. [May 22, 

Mr. Griscom 

Moved to amend the same by adding at the end thereof 
the following words, to wit : " And that said Committee be 
instructed to confer with the Commissioners of all the adjoin- 
ing Districts, with a view to the formation of a general system 
for the government of the Fire Department, if practicable. 

Which was not agreed to. 

The resolution was then read a second time and agreed to. 

The President 

Appointed Messrs. Poulson, Christian and Agnew on the 
Committee. 

A message from Select Council 

Informed that they had had under Consideration a Com- 
munication from Charles Fox, with his Bill annexed, for servi- 
ces rendered as assistant City Surveyor, — " and have referred 
the same to the Committee on Finance — to be paid if found 
correct." 

Which was read. 

And on motion of Mr. Mentz, 
Common Council concurred. 

Another message 

Informed that Select Council had received a report from 
the Commissioners of the Girard Estates, and had passed a 
resolution annexed, to wit ; 

Resolved, That the Board of Commissioners of the Girard 
Estates be instructed, on behalf of this Corporation, to refuse 
to take or accept at the valuation, the estate or premises in 
Rush and Mahoney townships, Schuylkill county, consisting 
of thirteen tracts of land, the subject of partition in a suit 
brought In the Court of Common Pleas of Schuylkill county 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 185 

to March Term, 1849, No. 121, in which Christopher Locscr 
is plaintiff, and the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of Phila- 
delphia, and Cornelius Stevenson are defendants ; which pre- 
mises and estate were valued and appraised at the sum of one 
hundred and twenty-seven thousand six hundred and forty-five 
dollars and ninty-nine cents. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution annexed to the report. 

When the same was agreed to. 

So Common Council concurred. 

Another message 

Iuformed that Select Council had received a further 
report from the same Committee, and had passed a resolution 
annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That upon the payment of the sum of five hun- 
dred dollars to the Treasurer of the Girard Fund, the Mayor 
be authorized, in the name of, and on behalf of the Mayor, 
Aldermen, and Citizens of Philadelphia, to grant and convey 
unto Henry J. Kinsman, a certain strip or piece of ground, 
situated on the west side of Delaware front street, in the City 
of Philadelphia, commencing at the distance of fourteen feet 
one inch and a half from the north side of Jones' Alley, for- 
merly called Pewter Platter Alley, containing in front on said 
Front street, four inches and one-half of an inch, and extend- 
ing in depth westwardly, at right angles with said Front street, 
forty-eight feet more or less ; the same being that part of a 
certain lot of ground which James N. Dickson, by indenture, 
dated the 12th September, 1850, granted and conveyed to the 
Corporation of the City of Philadelphia, on which a portion 
of the party-wall between said lot and premises went north 

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186 Journal of Common Council. [May 22, 

thereof, owned by the said Henry J. Kinsman, is erected. 
And that the Mayor be further authorized as aforesaid, to exe- 
cute the necessary deeds to dedicate to public use as a street 
or highway, that certain lot of ground situate on the west side 
of Front street, and north side of Jones' Alley, late Pewter 
Platter Alley, containing in front on said Front street, four- 
teen feet one inch and one half of an inch, and extending in 
depth westwardly, along said alley, forty-eight feet, more or 
less, the same being the premises above described as granted 
and conveyed to the corporation by James N. Dickson, except 
so much thereof as is to be granted and conveyed to Henry J. 
Kinsman, as above provided. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution annexed to the report. 

When the same was agreed to. 

So Common Council concurred. 

Another message 

Informed that Select Council had passed the following, 
to wit : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Finance be authorized, 
on the certificate of the Chairman of the Joint Special Com- 
mittee, appointed on the 8th day of May, 1851, to make 
arrangements for the reception and entertainment of the Presi- 
dent of the United States, to pay the expenses incurred by 
said Committee, in carrying out the objects of their appoint- 
ment, and to credit the sums so paid to item " Miscellaneous 
Expenditures and Contingencies," in Appropriation No. 2 ; 
Provided the amount of the same shall not exceed the sum 
of $1,350. 

Which was read. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 187 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion thereof. 

When the same was agreed to. 

So Common Council concurred. 

Another message 

Informed that Select Council had received the Thirteenth 
Annual Report of the Trustees of the Ice Boat and transmitted 
the same for information. 

Which was read and laid on the table. 

Another message 

Informed that Select Council had concurred in the Reso- 
lution annexed to the Report of the Committee on Public 
Highways relative to a Plan of the City, with an amendment, 
to wit, after the word " employ" in the 5th line, insert the 
words " under the direction and supervision of the Committee 
on Public Highways." 

Which was read. 

And on motion, 

Common Council concurred in the amendment. 

Mr. Griscom, on leave given, 

Prsented a Petition from the Night Policemen of the 4th 
District, asking an increase of pay. 

Which was read and referred to the Committee on 
Police. 

Mr. Yarrow, in his place, 

Offered a bill, {Appendix, No. 76), entitled " An Ordi- 
nance to fix the regulation of ascents and descents in Drinker's 



188 Journal of Common Council. [May 22, 

Alley, from Front street to a point three hundred and seven- 
teen feet westward thereof, and to provide for the footways 
therein." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill. 

The first and only section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Christian 

Moved that Council proceed to the election of a Trustee 
of the Ice Boat. 

Which was agreed to. 

Messrs. Christian and Hinman were appointed Tellers. 

Who, having collected and counted the votes, reported 
that 16 votes had been received, all of which were for John 
Devereux. 

Whereupon John Devereux was declared elected a Trustee 
of the Ice Boat for a term of three years. 

Mr. Agnew 

Offered the following, to wit : 

Resolved, That the communication of Wm. F. Small, on 
behalf of the military, asking an appropriation to aid them 
in celebrating the next Anniversary of our National Inde- 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 189 

pcndencc, be referred to a Joint Special Committee of three 
from each Chamber, with instructions to report at the next 
stated meeting of Councils. 

Which was read twice and passed. 

The President 
Appointed Messrs. Agnew, Fisher, and Scott. 

Select Council concurred, 

And appointed Messrs. Waterman, Perkins, and Hagert. 

Adjourned. 



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Journal of Common Council. 



[June 5, 



THURSDAY, June 5, 1851. 



Council met. — Present, 

Messrs. Abbey, 
Agnew, 
Christian, 
Copeland, 
Farquhar, 
Fisher, 
Griscom, 
Hansell, 
Harker, 

HlNMAN, 



Mr. Mentz 



Messrs. Mentz, 
Orne, 

POULSON, 

Roberts, 
Scott, 
Thomas, 
Watt, 

Wicker sham, 
Yarrow, 
Yeager, 
Snowden, Pres't. 



Presented a petition of citizens residing in Sixth street, 
in the vicinity of Mulberry alley, asking that an inlet to the 
sewer may be made at the corner of Sassafras and Sixth st. 

Mr. Agnew, 

One from citizens, asking that a culvert may be con- 
structed in Filbert street, from Schuylkill Front street, to the 
river Schuylkill. 

Which was read, and referred to the Committee on 
Public Highways. 

Mr. Fisher, 

A petition, asking that the using of buildings as smoke 
houses, may be prohibited within the city limits. 

Which was read, and referred to the Committee on 
Police. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 101 

The President 

Laid before Council a petition, asking that Schuylkill 
Second street, from Walnut to Locust street, may be paved. 

"Which was read, and referred to the Committee on 
Public Highways. 

Mr. Agnew, 

From the Joint Special Committee, appointed May 22, 
made a report, {Appendix No. 77,) with a resolution an- 
nexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That the Joint Special Committee, appointed 
May 22, be instructed to take measures for aiding in the 
celebration of the 4th of July, and for that purpose, they are 
hereby authorized to expend an amount not exceeding in the 
whole, the sum of §1500. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and consideration 
of the resolution. 

When the same was agreed to. 
Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Poulson, 

From the Committee on Police, made a report, [Appen- 
dix No. 78,) with a resolution annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Police be authorized to 
pay to John Gibbs, the sum of thirty dollars, as compensation 
for time lost, and injuries sustained by him, whilst in the 
discharge of his duty as a night Policeman ; the said sum to 
be paid out of the appropriation made to said Committee for 
the purpose of rewarding persons active in bringing offenders 
to justice. 

Which was read. 



192 Journal of Common Council. [June 5, 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to a second reading and consideration 
of the resolution annexed to the report. 

When the same was agreed to. 
Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Poulson, 

From the same Committee, made a further report, (Ap- 
pendix No. 79,) with a bill annexed, entitled, 

" A further Supplement to an Ordinance passed the 
27th day of May, 1828, entitled, ' An Ordinance to consoli- 
date, alter, and amend the Ordinances to prevent dogs from 
running at large in the City of Philadelphia.' " 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill. 

The first section being under consideration, 

Mr. Thomas 

Moved that the further consideration of the section, to- 
gether with the bill, be postponed for the present. 

Which was agreed to. 

Mr. Hinman 

Offered the following : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Police be instructed 
to inquire into the expediency of laying gas pipes in all of 
the streets of the City where they are not already laid. 

Which was read twice and passed. 
Select Council concurred. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 193 

Mr. Mentz 

Moved that Council proceed to the election of two direc- 
tors of the Girard College for Orphans, to serve for a term of 
four years. 

Which was agreed to. 

Messrs. Mentz and Thomas were appointed tellers. 

Who, having collected and counted the votes, reported 
that 19 votes had been received, of which, 

Samuel H. Perkins had 18. 
Algernon S. Roberts " 18. 
Isaac Ellicott " 1. 

Whereupon, Samuel H. Perkins, and Algernon S. 
Roberts, were declared duly elected members of the Board of 
Directors of the Girard College for Orphans, for the ensuing 
four years. 

Adjourned. 



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194 Journal of Common Council, [June 19j 



THUBSDAY, June 19, 1851. 

Council met. — Present, 

Messrs. Abbey, Messrs. Mentz, 

Agnbw, Orne, 

Christian, Poulson, 

Copeland, Scott, 

Farquhar, Thomas, 

Fisher, Watt, 

Griscom, Wickersham, 

Hansell, Yarrow, 

Harker, Yeager, 

Hinman, Snowden, Pres't. 

Mr. Hinman 

Presented a petition from residents of Carolina place, 
running south from Barley street, between Tenth and Eleventh 
streets, asking for a gas lamp. 

Which was read, and referred to the Committee on 
Police. 

Mr. Harker, 

One from residents of Sixth street, north of High street, 
asking that the stand for drays may be removed from that 
vicinity. 

Mr. Orne, 

One for a culvert in Harmony court, from Fourth to 
Third street. 

Which was read, and referred to the Committee on 
Public Highways. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 195 

Mr. Harker, 

One from owners and occupants of property between 
Chestnut street and Taylor's alley, asking that a fire-plug 
may be placed in said alley, in the rear of Nos. 30 and 32 
Chestnut street. 

Which was read, and referred to the Watering Com 
mittee. 

The President 

Laid before Council 

A communication from William C. Patterson, President 
of the Pennsylvania Rail Road Company, asking that Councils 
direct the issue of $500,000 on account of the conditional 
subscription authorized by the Ordinance of 23d February, 
last. 

Which was read, and referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Also, 

A communication from the Health Office, accompanied 
with a Resolution of the Board, "requesting the municipal 
authorities of the city and county, to cause the streets and 
alleys to be thoroughly washed and brushed every day." 

Which was read, and referred to the Committee on 
Cleansing. 

Also, 

A communication from Frederick Fraley, President of the 
Philadelphia Gas Works, relative to the purchase of two tracts 
of land, in Passyunk Township, as a site for the new works. 
(Appendix No. 80.) 

Which was read. 

Mr. Farquhar 

Offered the following : 
■Resolved, That the site selected by the Board of Trustees 



196 Journal of Common Council. [June 19, 

of the Philadelphia Gas Works, for the erection of new works, 
being two lots purchased from Margaretta Crousillat and 
Thomas T. Lea and others, be and is hereby approved. 
Which was read twice, and passed. 
Select Council concurred. 
Mr. Poulson, 

From the Committee on Police, made a report, [Appen- 
dix JVo. 81,) in answer to the memorial relative to the use of 
buildings for smoking meats, with the following resolution 
annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That the Committee be discharged from the fur- 
ther consideration of the subject. 
Which was read. 
On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution annexed to the report. 
When the same was agreed to. 
Select Council concurred. 
Mr. Hinman, 

From the Joint Special Committee appointed May 22, 
for the purpose of dividing the several Wards of the City into 
Election Precincts, made a report, (Appendix No. 82,) with 
two resolutions annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, by the Select and Common Councils of the City 
of Philadelphia, that the several wards in the said city be 
and they are hereby divided into the following described 
Election Precincts, and that the hereinafter named places are 
appointed for the holding of the elections therein, in obedience 
to the requirements of an Act of Assembly approved the 
28th day of April, A. D. 1851, entitled, " An Act regulating 
the elections in the city and incorporated districts of the 
County of Philadelphia, to incorporate the Jefferson Railroad 
Company, relative to certain Election districts in Montour 
County, to the Continuance fees of Prothonotaries in Bradford 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 197 

and Susquehanna Counties, to Road damages in Moyamensing, 
to the Gerniantown Water Company, to the Philadelphia 
police district, to the School district of Monongahela City, 
and to the Half-pilotage law." 

UPPER DELAWARE WARD. 

1st Precinct. From the river Delaware to and including 
the east side of Second street. Barley Sheaf 
Hotel, east side of Second, below Vine. 

2d " From the west side of Second to the east side 

of Third street, both inclusive. Camel tavern, 
west side of Second street. 

3d " From west side of Third to the east side of 

Crown street, both inclusive. Rotterdam Hotel, 
west side of Third street, north of Sassafras 
street. 

4th " From west side of Crown street to east side 

of Sixth street, both inclusive. Albion House, 
north side of Sassafras, east of Sixth street. 

LOWER DELAWARE WARD. 

1st Precinct. From the river Delaware to and including the 
east side of Second street. Mount Vernon 
House, east side of Second street, north of 
Mulberry street. 

2d " From west side of Second to east side of 

Fourth street, both inclusive. Golden Fleece 
Hotel, south side of Cherry, between Third 
and Fourth Street. 

3d " From west side of Fourth street to east side 

of Fifth street, both inclusive. House No. 39 
Cherry street. 

4th " From west side of Fifth street to east side of 

Seventh street, both inclusive. Public House 
south-east corner of Cherry and Sixth. 



198 Journal of Common Council. [June 19, 

HIGH STREET WARD. 

1st Precinct. From Delaware river to and including east 
side of Fourth street. Cornucopia Hotel, west 
side of Third street, below Mulberry street. 

2d " From west side of Fourth street to east side 

of Seventh street, both inclusive. Pennsylvania 
Hotel, west side of Sixth street, south o* 
Mulberry street. 

chestnut ward. 

1st Precinct. From Delaware River to and including the 
east side of Fourth street. Salutation House, 
Third street corner of Elbow Lane. 

2d " West side of Fourth street to east side of 

Seventh street, both inclusive. Public House 
north-west corner of Sixth and Carpenter 
streets. 

WALNUT WARD. 

1st Precinct. From Delaware River to and including east 
side of Fourth street. Copple's Hotel, south- 
west corner of Exchange Place and Carter's 
Alley. 

2d " From west side of Fourth street to east side 

of Seventh street, both inclusive. Brarein's 
Hotel, Military Hall, Library street. 



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Journal of Common Council. 



109 



DOCK WARD. 



1st Precinct. From the Delaware River to and including the 
east side of Third street, Upton's Hotel, No. 
66 Dock street. 



2d 



3d 



From west side of Third street to east side of 
Fourth street, both inclusive, and from west 
side of Fourth street to east side of Fifth 
street, inclusive, between Prune and Spruce 
streets. 

From west side of Fourth street to east side of 
Fifth street, inclusive, between Prune and 
Walnut streets, and from the west side of 
Fifth street to east side of Seventh street, 
both inclusive. Reese's Hotel, No. 97 South 
Fifth street. 



PINE WARD. 



1st Precinct. From the Delaware River to and including the 
east side of Front street and the blocks 
bounded north by Union, south by Pine, east 
by Front, and west by Fourth streets. Hope 
Hose House, south side of Union street below 
second street. 



2d 



3d 



a 



Blocks bounded north by Spruce, south by 
Union, east by Front, and west by Fourth 
streets. Public House, north-east corner of 
Third and Union streets. 

From west side of Fourth street to east side 
of Seventh, both inclusive. Public House, 
north-west corner of Fifth and Buckley 
streets. 



200 Journal of Common Council. |[June 19, 



NEW MARKET WARD. 

1st Precinct. From the Delaware River to and including 
the east side of Second street. Hoffman's 
Hotel corner of Second and Relief streets. 

2d " From west side of Second street to east side 

of Third street, both inclusive. Cross Keys 
Hotel, south-west corner of Second and Lom- 
bard streets. 

3d " From west side of Third street to east side of 

Fifth street, both inclusive. Warren's Hotel, 
north-west corner of Fourth and Gaskill 
streets. 

4th " From west side of Fifth street to east side of 

Seventh street, both inclusive. Woods' Hotel, 
corner of Fifth and Lombard streets. 



SPRUCE WARD. 

1st Precinct. From west side of Seventh street to east side 
of Tenth street, both inclusive. Robert Morris 
Hose House, south side Lombard above Eighth 
streets. 

2d " From west side of Tenth street to east side of 

Twelfth street, both inclusive. Wallace's 
House, Pine street west of Eleventh street. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 201 

LOMBARD WARD. 

1st Precinct, from west side of Twelfth street to east side 
of Schuylkill Seventh street, inclusive, between 
Spruce and Pine streets. House of Paul Fidler, 
north-east corner of Thirteenth and Adams 
streets. 

2d " From west side of Twelfth street to east side 

of Schuylkill Seventh street, inclusive, between 
Pine and Lombard streets. Public House, 
south-west corner of Twelfth and Pine streets. 

3d " From west side of Twelfth street to east side 

of Schuylkill Seventh street, inclusive, between 
Lombard and Cedar streets. Public House, 
south-west corner of Thirteenth and Lombard 
streets. 

CEDAR WARD. 

1st Precinct. From and including the west side of Schuyl- 
kill Seventh street to the river Schuylkill, 
betw r een Spruce and Pine streets, House north- 
west corner of Schuylkill Fourth and Pine 
Street. 

2d " Between Pine to Cedar street, from west side 

of Schuylkill Seventh to east side of Schuyl- 
kill Fifth street, inclusive, D. McCurdy's, 
north-east corner Schuylkill Sixth and Cedar 
street. 

3d " Between Pine and Lombard from and includ- 

ing the west side of Schuylkill Fifth street to 
the river Schuylkill, Western Hose House, 
corner of Schuylkill Third and Harrison 
street. 

4th " Between Lombard and Cedar Streets, from 

and including west side of Schuylkill Fifth to 
the river Schuylkill, Public House north-west 
corner Schuylkill Fourth and Cedar street. 
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202 Journal of Common Council. [June 19, 

LOCUST WARD. 

1st Precinct. Between Walnut and Locust street, from west 
side of Seventh street to east side of Dean 
street, both inclusive. Public House (Holla- 
han's) north-west corner of Locust and Tenth 
streets. 

2d " Between Walnut and Locust streets, and 

including the west of Dean street, to the 
Schuylkill river. Public House (McMenomy's) 
east side of Broad, above Locust street. 

3d " Between Locust and Spruce streets, from 

west side of Seventh to the east side of 
Eleventh street, both inclusive. Alderman 
White's office, No. 76 Locust street. 

4th " Between Locust and Spruce streets, from 

west side of Eleventh to east side of Schuylkill 
Sixth, both inclusive. Public House (Baum's) 
Twelfth below Locust. 

5th " Between Locust and Spruce streets, from 

and including the west side of Schuylkill 
Sixth street to the Schuylkill river. House 
(J. H. Bockerman's) corner of Schuylkill 
Fourth and Locust streets. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 203 



SOUTH WARD. 



1st Precinct. From west side of Seventh to the east side of 
Twelfth street, both inclusive. Public House 
kept by Mooney, south-east corner Eleventh 
and George street. 

2d " From west side of Twelfth to east side of Schuyl- 

kill Sixth street, both inclusive. Public House 
kept by Harmer, south-east corner of Chestnut 
and Broad street. 

3d " From and including the west side of Schuyl- 

kill Sixth street to the Schuylkill River. 
Public House kept by McGuire, Schuylkill 
Third and Chestnut street. 



MIDDLE WARD. 

1st Precinct. From west side of Seventh street to east side 
of Tenth street, both inclusive. Masonic Hall, 
Chestnut street. 

2d " From west side of Tenth street, to east side 

of Broad, both inclusive. London's Hotel, 
south-east corner of Eleventh and High street. 

3d " From west side of Broad street to east side of 

Schuylkill Sixth street, both inclusive. Hotel 
kept by Shinn, west side of Broad, north of 
Chestnut street. 

4th " From and including the west side of Schuyl- 

kill Sixth to the Schuylkill River. Public 
House kept by Elliott, corner Schuylkill Third 
and High street. 



204 Journal of Common Council. [June 19, 

NORTH WARD. 

1st Precinct. From the west side of Seventh, to the east 
side of Ninth street, both inclusive, and block 
between Ninth and Tenth street and Filbert 
and High street. Washington House, north- 
east corner of Ninth and Filbert street. 

2d " From west side of Ninth street to east side of 

Eleventh street, both inclusive, between Fil- 
bert and Mulberry streets, and from west side 
of Tenth to the east side of Twelfth street, 
between Filbert and High streets. Ogilby 
House, west side of Tenth street, between Fil- 
bert and Mulberry street. 

3d " From west side of Eleventh to the east side of 

Twelfth street, both inclusive, between Filbert 
and Mulberry streets, and from the west side 
of Twelfth to the east side of' Broad street, 
both inclusive. Public House kept by Whipple, 
north side High street, west of Thirteenth 
street. 

4th " From west side of Broad to the east side of 

Schuylkill Sixth street, both inclusive. Public 
House kept by A. Beitler, north side of High 
street, west of Schuylkill Seventh street. 

5th " From the west side of Schuylkill Sixth street 

to the east side of Schuylkill Third street, 
both inclusive. Bolivar Hotel, north side of 
High street, east of Schuylkill Third street. 

6th " From and including the west side of Schuyl- 

kill Third to the Schuylkill River. Public 
House kept by Dinsmore, Ashton street below 
Mulberry street. 






1851.] Journal of Common Council. 205 

SOUTH MULBERRY WARD. 

1st Precinct. From west side of Seventh street to east side 
of Eighth street, both inclusive, Public House 
kept by Fizell, south side of Sassafras, corner 
of Eutaw place. 

2d " From west side of Eighth to the East side of 

Tenth street, both inclusive, Public House 
kept by C. Baker, north-west corner of Ninth 
and Cherry street. 

3d " From west side of Tenth street to the east 

side of Thirteenth street, both inclusive. Pub- 
lic House north-west corner of Eleventh street 
and Mark's Lane. 

4th " From west side of Thirteenth to the east side 

of Schuylkill Seventh street, both inclusive. 
Columbia Hotel, east side of Broad street 
north of Mulberry street. 

5th " From and including the west side of Schuyl- 

kill Seventh street to the Schuylkill River. 
North-east corner of Cherry and Schuylkill 
Third street. 



206 Journal of Common Council, [June 19, 

NORTH MULBERRY WARD. 

1st Precinct. From west side of Franklin street to the east 
side of Ninth street, both inclusive, Public 
House north-east corner of Sassafras and 
Ninth street. 

2d " From west side of Ninth to the east side 

of Eleventh street, both inclusive, Public 
House south-east corner of Tenth and Vine 
street. 

3d " From west side of Eleventh to east side of 

Thirteenth, both inclusive, Public House south- 
west corner of Vine and Eleventh street. 

4th " From west side of Thirteenth to east side of 

Schuylkill Eighth street, both inclusive, Pub- 
lic House north-west corner of Broad and 
Sassafras. 

5th " From west side of Schuylkill Eighth to east 

side of Schuylkill Sixth, both inclusive, Public 
House (North Mulberry House,) Schuylkill 
Eighth, west side, below Vine street. 

6th " From and including the west side of Schuyl- 

kill Sixth to the Schuylkill River, House on 
Vine street in the rear of House south-west 
corner of Schuylkill Third and Vine. 

Resolved, That the Clerks of Councils communicate to the 
Sheriff of the County the above resolution, in conformity to 
the directions in said Act contained. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolutions annexed to the report. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 207 

The first resolution was agreed to. 
The second resolution was agreed to. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

From the Committee on Public Highways, made a report 
(Appendix No. 83) with the following annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, that the City Commissioners be directed to 
notify the Owners of ground, bordering thereon, to curb and 
pave the private court, running east from Schuylkill Third 
street, between Barker and High streets, and to repave the 
entrance to private court running south from Cherry, first west 
of Ninth street. 

To repave a fourteen-feet wide alley or court, running south 
from Cherry street between Delaware Sixth and Seventh sts., 
and to pave the thirty-feet wide court at the rear of the same, 
running east, and ten-feet wide court running west, known as 
Bryan's court. 

To repave Crockett's court, running west from Delaware 
Fifth, north of Chestnut street. 

To repave Littleboys, or Mickel's court, running south from 
Mulberry street, first east of Delaware Third street. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and consideration 
of the resolution. 

When the same was agreed to. 

Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Yarrow 

In his place offered a bill (Appendix JVo. 84,) entitled 



208 Journal of Common Council. [June 19, 

"An Ordinance to alter the regulation of Ascents and 
Descents in New street between Front and Second streets." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill. 

The first and only section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

Offered a bill {Appendix No. 85,) entitled "An Ordinance 
to provide for the charge to be made for permits to make 
openings into the Common Sewers." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading of the same. 
The first and only section being under consideration, 

Mr. Mentz 

Moved that the further consideration thereof be post- 
poned, and that the bill be printed for the use of members. 

Which was agreed to. 

A Message from Select Council 

Informed that they had passed a bill, entitled, An " Or- 
nance repealing an Ordinance entitled an Ordinance for the 
better regulation of the Fire Department, passed January 
4th, 1844;" and part of an Ordinance, entitled "An Ordi- 



1851.] Journal of Common Council 209 

nance granting aid to the Fire Engine and Hose Companies 
of the City, passed May 21st, 1840." 
Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill. 

The first and only section being under consideration, 

On agreeing to the same the Yeas and Nays were re- 
quired, and were as follows, 

Yeas — Messrs. Abbey, Agnew, Copeland, Farquhar, 
Fisher, Griscom, Hansell, Harker, Hinman, Orne, Poulson, 
Thomas, Watt, Wickersham, Yarrow, Yeager, Snowden, 
Pres't.— 17. 

Nays — Messrs. Mentz, Scott. — 2. 

When the same was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

So Common Council concurred. 

Mr. Y r eager, in his place, 

Offered a bill (Appendix No. 86), entitled " An Ordi- 
nance making an Appropriation to certain Fire Companies." 
Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the same. 

The first and only section being under consideration, 

Mr. Poulson 

Moved that the further consideration of the same be post- 
poned. 

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210 Journal of Common Council. [June 19, 

On agreeing to which the Yeas and Nays were required, 
and were as follows, 

Yeas — Messrs. Abbey, Agnew, Christian, Copeland, Far- 
quhar, Fisher, Griscom, Hansell, Harker, Hinman, Mentz, 
Orne, Poulson, Scott, Thomas, Watt, Wickersham, Yarrow, 
Snowden, Pres't. — 19. 

Nay — Mr. Yeager. — 1. 

So the motion was agreed to. 

A message from Select Council 

Informed that they had concurred in the bill passed by 
Common Council, July 30th, entitled " An Ordinance to 
authorize the construction of a culvert in 12th street," with an 
amendment, to wit : 

Strike out ^the word "southward" where it occurs in the 
same, and insert in lieu thereof the word "northward." 

Which was read. 

And on motion, 

Common Council concurred in the amendment. 
Another message 

Informed that Select Council had postponed the con- 
sideration of the Report and Resolutions of the Joint Special 
Committee, appointed May 22d, and have recommitted the 
same to the Committee with directions to have the same 
printed. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Common Council concurred in the action of Seclect 
Council. 

Adjourned. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 211 



THUSDAY, 


June 26, 


1851. 


Council met. — Present, 






Messrs. Abbey, 


Messrs 


. Mentz, 


Agnew, 


, 


Orne, 


Christian, 




POULSON, 


Copelakd, 




Scott, 


Fisher 




Watt, 


Griscom, 




WlCKERSHAM, 


Hansell, 




Yarrow, 


Harker, 




Yeager, 


HlNMAN, 




Snowdex, Pres't, 



The President 

Laid before Council a communication from the Marshal 
of Police, informing of a vacancy in the Police Department 
under his control, by the resignation of John Cook. 

Which was read, and laid on the table. 
Also, 

A communication from George Allen, Secretary of the 
Faculty of Arts of the University of Pennsylvania, inviting 
Council to attend the Annual Commencement, on Thursday, 
the 3d of July. 

Which was read. 

And on motion of Mr. Mentz, 

The invitation was accepted. 

Mr. Hinman, 

From the Joint Special Committee on districting the 
city made a report [Appendix No. 87). 

Which was read, and transmitted to the Select Council. 



212 Journal of Common Council. [June 19, 

On motion, 

It was ordered that Select Council be informed that 
this Council is ready to receive them in their chamber for the 
purpose of making nominations to the Marshal of Police, from 
which he shall fill the vacancy reported this evening. 

After a short time, the President, Clerk and Members of 
Select Council entered. 

Councils being assembled in Convention, 

The President stated the object thereof. 

On motion, 

It was ordered that the Convention do proceed to nomi- 
nate persons to the Marshal of Police, from whom he shall 
select a policeman in the place of John Cook resigned. 

The following nominations were then made 

William Russell Joseph Hess 

William E. Tatem David Baker 

Robert P. James John Gamble 

Geo. Town Samuel B. Savin 

Samuel Dunfree Peter Frank 

Robert Campbell 

Mr. Hagart moved that the names remaining on the lists 
heretofore nominated, with those nominated this evening, be 
returned to the Marshal. 
Which was agreed to. 

The Convention was then dissolved, and Select Council 
retired. 

A message from Select Council informed that they had 
concurred in the resolutions annexed to the report of the 
Joint Special Committee, made June 19th, with the follow- 
ing amendments to the first resolution, to wit : 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 213 



DOCK WARD. 

Strike out 1st and 2d Precincts as originally reported, and 
insert the following in lieu thereof. 

1st Precinct. From the Delaware River to and including 
the east side of Third street, with the ex- 
ception of the block bounded east by Laurel 
street, south by Spruce street, west by Third 
street, and north by York street. Upton's 
Hotel, No. 66 Dock street. 

2d " From the west side of Laurel street, from 

Spruce street to York court, to the east side 
of Third street, both inclusive, from west side 
of Third street to east side of Fourth street, 
both inclusive, between Walnut and Spruce 
streets, and from west side of Fourth to east 
side of Fifth street inclusive, between Prune 
and Spruce street. No. 117 South Third street, 



CEDAR WARD. 

Strike out the four Precincts and insert the following : 

1st Precinct. From the west side of Schuylkill Seventh 
street to the east side of Schuylkill Sixth, 
both inclusive, between Spruce and Cedar 
streets. House of D. McCurdy, N. E. corne r 
of Schuylkill Sixth and Cedar streets. 

2d " From and including the west side of Schuyl- 

kill Sixth street to the River Schuylkill, 
between Spruce and Pine streets. House N. 
W. corner of Schuylkill Fourth and Pine 
streets. 



214 Journal of Common Council. [June 19, 

3d Precinct. From and including the west side of Schuyl- 
kill Sixth to the Schuylkill River, between 
Pine and Lombard streets. Western Hose 
House, Schuylkill Third street below Pine 
street. 

4th " From the west side of Schuylkill Sixth street 

to the east side of Schuylkill Third street, 
both inclusive, between Lombard and Cedar 
streets. House of H. Hollingsworth, N. "W. 
corner of Schuylkill Fourth and Cedar street. 

5th " From and including the west side of Schuyl- 

kill Third street to the River Schuylkill, 
between Lombard and Cedar streets. House 
N. E. corner of Cedar and Ashton streets. 

SOUTH MULBERRY WARD. 

Strike out the 1st and 2d Precincts and insert the fol- 
lowing : 

1st Precinct. From west side of Seventh street to east side 
of Eighth street, both inclusive, between Sas- 
safras and Mulberry streets, and from the 
west side of Eighth to the east side of Ninth 
street, both inclusive, between Cherry and 
Mulberry streets. Public House kept by Fizell, 
South side of Sassafras street, corner of 
Eutaw Place. 

2d " From the west side of Eighth to the east side 

of Ninth street, both inclusive, between Cherry 
and Sassafras streets, and from the west side 
of Ninth to the east side of Tenth street, both 
inclusive, between Sassafras and Mulberry 
streets. Public House kept by C. Baker, N. 
"W. corner of Ninth and Cherry streets. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 215 

NORTH MULBERRY WARD. 

Strike out the six Precincts and insert the following : 

1st Precinct. From Franklin street, to and including east 
side of Ninth street, and from Sassafras to 
Vine streets. House north-east corner of Sas- 
safras and Ninth streets. 

2d " From west side of Ninth street, to east side of 

Tenth street, both inclusive, and from Sas- 
safras to Vine street. House south-east corner 
of Tenth and Vine streets. 

3d " From the west side of Tenth street, to east 

side of Madison street, both inclusive, and 
from Sassafras to Vine street. House at the 
south-west corner of Vine and Eleventh 
streets. 

4th " From west side of Madison street, to east 

side of Thirteenth street, both inclusive, and 
from Sassafras to Vine street. House south- 
east corner of Twelfth and Sheaff streets. 

5th " From the west side of Thirteenth street, to 

east side of Schuylkill Eighth street, both 
inclusive, and from Sassafras to Vine street. 
House north-west corner of Broad and Sas- 
safras streets. 



216 Journal of Common Council, [June 19, 

6th Precinct. From the west side of Schuylkill Eighth street 
to the east side of Schuylkill Sixth street, 
both inclusive, and from Sassafras to Vine 
street. North Mulberry House on the west 
side of Schuylkill Eighth street between Sas- 
safras and Vine street. 

7th " From and including the west side of Schuyl- 

kill Sixth street to the River Schuylkill, and 
from Sassafras to Vine street. First house on 
Vine street west of the S. W. corner of 
Schuylkill Third street. 

Which was read. 

And on motion, 

Common Council concurred in the amendment of Select 
Council. 

Another message 

Informed that Select Council had received a report from 
the Committee on City Property, and had passed a resolution 
annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That upon the payment to the City Treasurer 
of the sum of $933 T 3 (j 4 Q, and all^arrearages of the ground rent 
hereinafter mentioned, the Mayor be, and he is hereby author- 
ized on behalf, and in the name of the Mayor, Aldermen, 
and Citizens of Philadelphia, by proper assurance, to extin- 
guish unto Elizabeth Ewing, who is the assignee of Wesley 
Cale, who was the assignee of William Dougherty, her heirs 
and assigns, all that certain reserved yearly ground rent, or 
sum of fifty-six dollars, chargeable on half yearly, issuing, 
and payable by the said William Dougherty, his heirs and 
assigns, on the first day of the months of October and April, 
in each and every year, out of, and for all that certain lot or 
piece of ground, situate on the south side of Lombard street 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 217 

at the distance of one hundred and twenty-six feet westward 
from tenth street, in the City of Philadelphia, containing in 
front on said Lombard street, sixteen feet, and in length or 
depth southward, seventy feet to a twenty-feet wide street, 
being the same lot or piece of ground which the Mayor, 
Alderman, and Citizens of Philadelphia, by indenture dated 
the 27th day of September, 1849, did grant and convey to the 
said William Dougherty, his heirs and assigns, reserving 
thereof the aforesaid yearly ground rent. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution annexed to the report. 

When the same was agreed to. 

So Common Council concurred. 

Adjourned. 



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218 



Journal of Common Council. 



[July 3, 



THURSDAY, July 3, 1851. 

Council met. — Present, 
Messrs. Abbey, 



Agnew, 

Christian, 

copeland, 

Fisher 

Griscom, 

Hansell, 

Harker, 

HlMAN, 



Messrs. Mextz, 
Orne, 
Poulson, 
Roberts, 
Scott, 
Thomas, 
Watt, 
Yarrow, 
Yeager, 
Snowden, Pres't. 



The President 
Laid before Council a communication from the City Com- 
missioners, informing that they had, in compliance with the 
resolution passed January 20, reported to the City Solicitor, 
the obstructions to the eastward of Delaware Avenue. 

Also, 

One from the City Clerk, transmitting the Second 
Quarterly Report for 1851, of the City Commissioners. 

Which were read and laid on the table. 

Mr. Mentz, 

From the Committee on Finance, made a report (Ap- 
pendix No. 88,) with a bill annexed, entitled "A Supplement 
to an Ordinance passed the 20th day of February, 1851, en- 
titled 'An Ordinance to authorize a subscription on the part 
of the City to the Capital Stock of the Pennsylvania Railroad 
Company, and to provide for the payments of the instalments 
thereon.' " 

Which was read. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 219 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first, second, and third sections were agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Fisher, 

» 
From the Committee on Legacies aud Trust, made a 

report [Appendix No. 89,) with a resolution, annexed to it. 

Resolved, That the Committee on Legacies and Trusts be 
authorized to pay to each of the Fire Engine and Hose Com- 
panies, whose Engineers have been appointed under ex- 
isting Ordinances, the sum of $300, in such amounts and at 
such times as the Committee shall deem proper, provided that 
the Committee may withhold from any Company the whole 
or any part of the same, if in their opinion such Company 
has willfully violated any of the provisions of the Ordinances 
relating to the Fire Department. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and consideration 
of the resolution annexed to the report. 

When the same was agreed to. 

Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Thomas, 

From the Committee of Visitations to the Girard College, 



220 Journal of Common Council. [July 3, 

for the months of May and June, made a report {Appendix 
No. 90). 

Which was read and laid on the table. 

Mr. Fisher, 

From the Committee on Legacies and Trusts, made a 
report {Appendix No. 91,) with the following annexed, to 
wit : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Legacies and Trusts be 
and they are hereby authorized to transfer the sum of one 
hundred and fifty dollars from item " Engineers" in the appro- 
priation made to said Committee for 1851, to item, " Boudinot 
Lands." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution annexed to the report. 

On agreeing to the resolution, the Yeas and Nays were 
required, and were as follows : 

Yeas. — Messrs. Abbey, Agnew, Christian, Copeland, 
Fisher, Griscom, Hansell, Harker, Hinman, Roberts, Scott, 
Thomas, Watt, Yarrow. — 14. 

Nays. — Messrs. Mentz, Orne, Poulson, Snowden, Pres't. — 4. 
So the resolution was agreed to. 

Mr. Griscom 

Offered the following : 
Resolved, That the cellar of Independence Hall shall 
not, from this time forth, be used as a receptacle for dogs 
taken up under the Ordinances ; and that the Committee on 
Police be instructed to provide, forthwith, another receptacle 
for^that purpose. 

Which was read twice and passed. 
Select Council concurred. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 221 

Mr. Yarrow 

Moved that Council proceed to the second reading of the 
bill entitled " An Ordinance to provide for the charge to be 
made for permits to make openings into the Common 
Sewers." 

Which was agreed to. 

The first and only section being under consideration, 
Mr. Hinman 

Moved to amend the same by adding after the word 
" name" in the fifth line the following, to wit : " and shall 
also pay such sum per annum for the use thereof as the Com- 
mittee may agree upon." 

Which being under consideration, 

Mr. Roberts 

Moved that the further consideration of the same be 
postponed, and that the whole subject be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Public Highways. 

Which was not agreed to. 

The amendment being again under consideration, 

On agreeing to the same, the Yeas and Nays were re- 
quired, and were as follows : 

Yeas. — Messrs. Abbey, Agnew, Christian, Copeland, 
Fisher, Griscom, Hansell, Harker, Hinman, Mentz, Orne, 
Poulson, Scott, Thomas, Yarrow, Snowden, Pres't. — 16. 

Nays. — Messrs. Roberts, Watt. — 2. 

So the amendment was agreed to. 

The section as amended was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 



222 Journal of Common Council. [July 3, 

It was then read a third time and passed. 
Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Griscom 

Offered the following : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Public Highways be in- 
structed to form and report to Councils a scale of prices to 
be paid by applicants in proportion to the character of the 
premises. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution. 

When the same was not agreed to. 

Mr. Agnew, in his place, 

Offered a bill, (Appendix No. 92,) entitled, "An Ordi- 
nance making an appropriation to the Joint Special Commit- 
tee, on the celebration of the Fourth of July." 

Which was read twice and passed. 

A message from Select Council, 

Informed that they had passed the following : 

Resolved, That the Select and Common Councils will, at 
their next stated meeting, proceed to the election of a Presi- 
dent of the Board of City Commissioners. 

Which was read twice and passed. 

So Common Council concurred. 

Another message, 

Informed that they had passed the following : 
Resolved, That the Committee on City Property be re- 



1850.] Journal of Common Council. 223 

quired to direct the Superintendent of the State House 
steeple to strike the State House bell in the event of a fire 
happening in any of the adjoining districts ; any resolution 
or regulation to the contrary notwithstanding. 

Which was read twice, and passed. 

So Common Council concurred. 

Mr. Poulson 

Offered the following : 

Resolved, That the last stated meetings of July, and the 
first stated meeting of August, be dispensed with. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading of the resolution. 

And being under consideration, 

Mr. Harker 

Moved to amend the same by striking out the word 
" meetings," in the first line, and insert the word " meeting," 
in lieu thereof. 

Which was agreed to. 

The resolution as amended was agreed to. 

Select Council concurred. 

A message from Select Council, 

Informed that they had passed the following, to wit : 

Resolved, That the Chairman of the Joint Special Com- 
mittee on celebrating the Fourth of July, be, and he is hereby 
authorized to draw his warrant on the Treasurer for the sum 
of Fifteen hundred dollars, being the amount appropriated 
to said Committee by resolution of 22cl of May. 

Which was read. 



224 Journal of Common Council. [July 3, 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading of the resolution. 

And being under consideration, 
The President 

Decided the resolution to be out of order. 

Mr. Fisher, 

Appealed from the decision of the Chair. 

And on the question — shall the decision of the Chair be 
sustained ? 

The Yeas and Nays were required, and were as follows : 
Yeas. — Messrs. Abbey, Copeland, Poulson, Yarrow. — 4. 

Nays. — Messrs. Agnew, Christian, Fisher, Orne, Scott, 
Watt.— 6. 

So the question was decided in the negative. 

The resolution being again under consideration, 

Mr. Poulson 

Moved that the further consideration of the resolution 
be postponed, and that when Councils adjourn, they adjourn 
to meet on Thursday evening next. 

On agreeing to which, the Yeas and Nays were required, 
and were as follows : 

Yeas. — Messrs. Abbey, Poulson, Yarrow, Snowden, 
Pres't.— 4. 

Nays. — Messrs. Agnew, Christian, Copeland, Fisher, 
Orne, Scott, Watt.— T. 

So the motion was not agreed to. 

The resolution being again under consideration, 

The same was agreed to. 

So Common Council concurred. 

Adjourned. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 225 



THURSDAY, July 17, 1851. 

Council met. — Present, 



Messrs. Abbey, 


Messrs, 


. Hinman, 


Agnew, 




Mentz, 


Christian, 




Orne, 


COPELAND, 




Thomas, 


Fisher, 




Watt, 


Griscom, 




Wickersham, 


Hansell, 




Yarrow, 


Harker, 




Snowden, Pres't. 


Mr. Hinman 







Presented a petition from sundry citizens, asking to have 
the stand for Drays removed from Sixth and Market streets. 

Which was read, and referred to the Committee on 
Public Highways. 

The President 

Laid before Council a petition from Samuel K. Bye and 
Edward Kelley, asking for authority to attach a Hose to the 
nearest Fire Plug in Schuylkill Fourth street, opposite Kitten- 
house Square. 

Which was read, and referred to the IVatering Com- 
mittee. 

Also, 

A communication from Edward C. Bicldle, Secretary to 
the Directors of the Public Schools, announcing the resigna- 
tion of Daniel C. Lockwood, whose term of se] vice will expire 
June 30th, 1854. 

29 



226 Journal of Common Council. [July 17, 

Also, 

A communication from Samuel C. Cooper, asking to be 
appointed President of the City Commissioners. 

Which were severally read, and laid on the table. 

Mr. Hinman, 

From the Committee on Police, made a report, {Appen- 
dix No. 93,) in relation to an increase of pay asked for by 
the Night Police, with the following resolution annexed, to 
wit: 

Resolved, That the Committee be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution annexed to the report. 

When the same was agreed to. 
Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Hinman, 

From the same Committee, made a further report, {Ap- 
pendix No. 94,) with a bill annexed, entitled " An Ordinance 
relating to the Markets." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first and only section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

Select Council concurred. 



1851.] Journal of Common CounciV 227 

A Message from Select Council, 

Informed that they had received a report from the Com- 
mittee on City Property, and had passed a bill annexed, 
entitled " An Ordinance relating to the Markets." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first and only section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

So Common Council concurred. 



Another Message 



Informed that Select Council had received a further 
report from the same Committee, with a resolution annexed, 
to wit : 

Resolved, That upon the payment to the City Treasurer 
of the sum of seventeen hundred and forty-one dollars and 
two-thirds of a dollar, and all arrearages of the ground rent 
hereinafter mentioned, the Mayor be, and he is hereby author- 
ized on behalf and in the name of the Mayor, Aldermen and 
Citizens of Philadelphia, by proper assurances, to extinguish 
unto Quintus C. Brown, his heirs and assigns, all that certain 
reserved yearly ground rent or sum of one hundred and four 
dollars and fifty cents, chargeably on half yearly, issuing and 
payable by the said Quintus C. Brown, his heirs and assigns, 
on the first day of the months of January and July, in each 
and every year, out of and for all that certain lot or piece of 
ground, situate at the south-west corner of Tenth and Lom- 
bard streets, in the City of Philadelphia, containing in front 
or breadth on said Tenth street, nineteen feet, and extending 
in length or depth westwardly on Lombard street, ninety-four 



228 Journal of Common Council. [July IT, 

feet : bounded northward by said Lombard street, eastward 
by said Tenth street, and southward and westward by other 
ground belonging lately to the City of Philadelphia, being 
the same premises which the Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens 
of Philadelphia, by Indenture, dated the 18th day of April, 
1849, did grant and convey to the said Quintus C. Brown, 
his heirs and assigns, reserving thereout the aforesaid yearly 
ground rent. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution annexed to the report. 
When the same was agreed to. 
So Common Council concurred. 

Another Message, 

Informed that Select Council had concurred in the bill 
entitled " An Ordinance to provide for the pavement of foot- 
ways in front of lots not built upon," 

With amendments, to wit : 

In the first section, insert after word "upon," in the 
fourth line, the words " also every owner of ground upon 
which sheds or other temporary buildings may be .erected. ' 
And, strike out the second section. 1 
Which was read. 

On motion, 

Common Council concurred in the amendment to the 
first section. 

Mr. Mentz 

Moved that Common Council non-concur in striking out 
the second section. 

Which was agreed to. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 229 

Mr. Hansell 

Moved that Select Council be informed that Common 
Council is ready to receive them in their chamber, for the 
purpose of electing in Convention a President of the Board of 
City Commissioners. 

Mr. Copeland 

Moved that the further consideration of the motion be 
postponed. 

On agreeing to which, the Yeas and Nays were required, 
and were as follows : 

Yeas. — Messrs. Abbey, Agnew, Christian, Copeland, 
Fisher, Griscom, Harker, Orne, Watt, Wickersham, Yarrow. 
—11. 

Nays. — Messrs. Hansell, Hinman, Mentz, Snowden, Pres't. 



When the same was agreed to. 

A Messsage from Select Council, 

Informed that they adhered to their amendment, striking 
out the 2d section of the bill relative to paving of foot- 
ways in front of lots not built upon. 

Which was read and laid on the table. 

Adjourned. 



230 Journal of Common Council. [Aug. 28. 



THURSDAY, August 28, 1851. 

Council met. — Present, 
Messrs. Abbey, Messrs. Orne, 

Agnew, Poulson, 

Farquhar, Roberts, 

Fisher, Scott, 

Griscom, Thomas, 

Hansell, Wickersham, 

Harker, Yarrow, 

Hinman, Yeager, 

Mentz, Snowden, Pres't. 

Mr. Hinman 

Presented a memorial from Wm. L. Lay, asking an appro- 
priation to aid in the construction of a Steam Engine for the 
extinguishing of fires. 

Which was read and referred to the Committee on Lega- 
cies and Trusts. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

One from J. R. Rowand, asking compensation for injury 
to merchandise from water penetrating into his premises, No. 
47 South Second st., during the repaying of said square. 

Mr. Yeager, 

A petition from residents in the vicinity of the Eagle 
Hotel, Third street above Race street, asking that a flag- 
stone crossing may be placed opposite said Hotel. 

Mr. Hansell, 

One from residents of Bryant's Court, asking that the 
name of the same may be changed to Harrison Court. 

The President 

Laid before Council a remonstrance from owners of pro- 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 231 

perty on Bryant's Court, against changing the name of the 
same. 

Which were severally read and referred to the Com- 
mittee on Public Highways. 

The President 

Laid before Council a communication from Marshal 
Keyser, informing of vacancies occasioned by the dismissal of 
Jno. Lee and Jno. M. Jackson. 

"Which was read and laid on the table. 

Also, a communication from a Committee appointed by 
the Scott Legion, asking a donation towards the erection of a 
monument in Glenwood Cemetery. 

Which was read and referred to the Committee on Lega- 
cies and Trusts. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

From the Committee on Public Highways, made a report 
{Appendix No. 95,) with a bill and resolution annexed, to 
wit; "An Ordinance to authorize the construction of a cer- 
tain culvert." " Resolved, That the City Commissioners be 
directed to notify the owners of ground bordering thereon, to 
repave the private alley, called Webb's Alley, between Ninth 
and Tenth and Cherry and Sassafras streets." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first and only section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for third reading. 

It was then, by special order, read a third time and 
passed. 

Select Council concurred. 



i 



232 Journal of Common Council. [ [Aug. 28, 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution annexed to the report. 

When the same was agreed to. 

Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Mentz, 

From the Committee on Finance, made a report, (Ap- 
pendix No. 96,) with a bill annexed, entitled "A Supplement 
to an Ordinance passed the 24th day of April, 1851, entitled 
' An Ordinance to pay for the expense of completing the 
bridge over the river Schuylkill at High street, and to make 
an appropriation to the Committee on City Property.' ' 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first and only section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then, by special order, read a third time and 
passed. 

Select Council concurred. 



Mr. Mentz 



From the same Committee, made a further report, 
(Appendix No. 97,) with the following annexed, to wit: 

Resolved, That the Mayor be authorized, on behalf of the 
Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens of Philadelphia, to release 
from the lien of a judgment entered in the District Court for 
the City and County of Philadelphia, on the 20th day of May, 
A.D. 1851, to March Term, 1851, No. 329, in which the 
Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens of Philadelphia, are plaintiffs, 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 233 

and Thomas W. Blake, George E. Blake, and Samuel Badger, 
are defendants, the interest, right, and title of the said Tho- 
mas W. Blake and George E. Blake, in and to the following 
described premises, namely : a certain piece of ground with 
the messuages and tenements thereon, situate on the east side 
of Seventh St., from Delaware in the said city of Philadelphia 
county, in breadth on the said street 20 feet, and in length 
or depth 99 feet ; bounded eastward by ground of Richard 
Farmer, southward by a certain 14 feet wide alley, extending 
from Sixth to Seventh street, westward with Seventh street 
aforesaid, and northward with other ground of Richard 
Farmer. 

And a certain lot or piece of ground situate in the Town- 
ship of Passyunk and county of Philadelphia, beginning at a 
stone set for a corner of this ground of Jacob Hirneisen, 
thence by the same, north, eighty-one degrees and three 
quarters of a degree west twenty-four perches and four-tenths 
of a perch to a corner of this and ground formerly of Richard 
Baker, now Philip Young, thence by the same north thirteen 
degrees and a half degree west twenty-one perches to 
corner, thence by ground of Andrew Hannis, east, forty-four 
perches and nine-tenths of a perch to a stone set for a corner 
on the west side of the road leading to State Island Ferry, 
thence down the said road south, thirty-three degrees west, 
twenty-nine perches to the place of beginning, containing five 
acres and four perches of ground. 

And a certain lot or piece of land situate, lying and being 
in the Township of Passyunk aforesaid, beginning at a stone 
set for a corner of Henry Magg's land on the west side of a 
road leading from Passyunk road to State Island Ferry, 
thence up the said road north, thirty-three degrees, east 
twenty-three perches and a half to a stone set for a corner of 
this and other ground granted to John Lodge, thence by the 
same and other ground granted to Richard Baker, north 
eighty-one degrees and three-quarters, west forty-two perches, 
to a corner of Henry Magg's ground, thence by the same the 
two following courses south thirteen-degrees and a half, west 

30 



234 Journal of Common Council. [Aug. 28, 

twenty perches to a corner, thence south seventy-nine degrees, 
east thirty-four perches to the place of beginning, containing 
fiye acres one perch of land, Provided, the other defendant 
in said judgment consent thereto. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution annexed to the report. 

When the same was agreed to. 

Select Council concurred. 

A message from Select Council, 

Informed that they had received a report from the Com- 
missioners of the Girard Estates, and had passed a bill thereto 
annexed, entitled " An Ordinance making an appropriation 
to the Commissioners of the Girard Estates." 

Which was read. 
On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first and only section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then, by special order, read a third time and 
passed. 

So Common Council concurred. 

Mr. Orne 

Offered the following : 

Resolved, That the Committee on City Property be re- 
quested to confer with the Commissioners of the Incorporated 
Districts, and inquire into the expedincy of jointly purchasing 
a suitable lot of ground in the suburbs of the City, to be ap- 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 235 

propriated for a Park or public pleasure ground, for the 
general use of the citizens. 

Which was read twice and passed. 

Mr. Roberts 

Moved that Select Council be informed that Common 
Council is ready to receive them in their chamber, for the 
purpose of electing in convention a School Director, in the 
place and for the unexpired time of Daniel C. Lockwood, 
resigned. Also to nominate to the Marshal of Police, per- 
sons from whom to select two policemen to fill the vacancies 
occasioned by the dismissals reported this evening. 

After a short time the President, Clerk and Members of 
Select Council entered. 

Councils being assembled in convention, 

The President announced the object of the meeting, and 
it was — 

Ordered that the convention do proceed to the election of 
a School Director. 

Mr. Souder of the Select, and Mr. Scott of the Common 
Council, were appointed tellers. 

Who having collected and counted the votes, reported 
that twenty-seven votes had been received, of which 



Charles Hallowell 


had 11 


G. H. Woodward 


« 2 


Gavin Woodward 


" 1 


Gavin H. Woodward 


8 


C. H. Woodward 


1 


Galvin Woodward 


1 


Woodward 


1 


W. J. McElroy 


" 1 


There being no election, 




On motion, 




The convention proceed to a 


second ballot. 



236 Journal of Common Council, [Aug. 28, 

The tellers reported that twenty-nine votes had been re- 
ceived, of which 

Gavin H. Woodward, had 17 

Chas. Hallowell " 9 

W. J. McElroy " 3 

Whereupon Gavin H. Woodward having received seventeen 
votes, was declared to be duly elected a Director of the 
Public Schools in the place of Daniel C. Lockwood, resigned, 
whose term of service expires June 30th, 1854. 

On motion, 

The convention proceeded to make nominations of per- 
sons to the Marshal of Police from whom to select two police- 
men in the place of John Lee and John M. Jackson, dismissed. 

The following persons were nominated, to wit : 

Chas. L. Doan, Henry Cole, 

John Gamble, Wm. C. Gaw, 

Nathaniel Levering, Peter Baker, 

Wm. Furey, John Quackenbush, 

Chas. Fox, Chester B. Shaw, 

Robert Lister, John Anderson, 

Robert P. James, Chas. Tobin, 

Geo. McClean, John H. Algus, 

Samuel D. Branson, Joseph Hess. 

The convention was then dissolved, and Select Council 
retired. 

Adjourned. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 237 

THURSDAY, Sept. 11 ; 1851. 
Council met. — Present, 



Messrs. Abbey, 


Messrs. Orne, 


Agnew, 


POTJLSON, 


COPELAKD, 


Roberts, 


Farquhar, 


Scott, 


Fisher, 


Thomas, 


Griscom, 


Watt, 


Hansell, 


WlCKERSHAM, 


Harker, 


Yarrow, 


HlNMAN, 


Yeager, 


Mentz, 


Snowden, Pres't 


Mr. Mentz 





Presented a petition of property holders on Third be- 
tween High and Mulberry Streets, asking that said square 
may be repaved with cubical blocks of stone. 

"Which was read, and referred to the Committee on 
Public Highways. 

Mr. Farquhar, 

Several petitions signed by citizens, asking that imme- 
diate measures be taken to secure, the Gratz Estate on Broad 
Street, for a Public Park. 

Petitions of similar tenor were presented by each mem- 
ber present. 

"Which were read, and referred to the Committee on City 
Property. 

Mr. Poulson 

Presented a petition of property holders on Ashland 
Street, asking that the same may be properly graded. 



238 Journal of Common Council, [Sept. 11, 

Mr. Yarrow, 

One for a culvert in Lombard street, from Schuylkill 
Fifth to Third street. 

Which were read and referred to the Committee on Public 
Highways. 

The President 

Laid before Council, a communication from F. Fraley, 
President of the Schuylkill Navigation Company, relative to 
the release of certain property in Manayunk, from the lien 
of the Company's mortgage. 

Which was read and referred to the Commissioners of 
the Girard Estate. 

Also, 

A Petition of the Diligent Fire Engine Company, asking 
a change in the regulation of the ringing for the Fire Alarm 
Bells on the Police Station Houses. 

Which was ' read, and referred to the Committee on 
Police. 

Also, 

A communication from a Committee of the Historical 
Society of Pennsylvania, recommending the proposed plan 
of erecting monuments in Independence Square by the 
thirteen original States. 

Which was read and laid on the table. 

Also, 

One from Mr. Halsey Brower, Manager of " Cogwell's 
Mirror of California," now on exhibition at Masonic Hall, 
inviting Councils to visit the same. 

Which was read. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 239 

And on a motion of Mr. Griscom 
The invitation was accepted. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

From the Committee on Public Highways made a report, 
[Appendix No. 98) with a resolution annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That the City Treasurer be, and he is hereby 
directed, to transfer the sum of $1034 58 from item " New 
Paving North District," to item "Kepaving with Cubical 
Blocks" in the appropriation to the Committee on Public 
Highways for the year 1851. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution annexed to the report. 

When the same was agreed to. 

Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Mentz, 

From the Committee on Finance, made a report, (Ap- 
pendix JVo. 99,) with a bill annexed, entitled, " An Ordinance 
making an appropriation to the Committee on Finance." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first and only section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

Select Council concurred. 



240 Journal of Common Council. [Sept. 11, 

Mr. Mentz 

Offerred the following : 
Resolved. That the Committee on City Property be in- 
structed to inquire into, and report to Councils the expediency 
of improving and throwing open the Lemon Hill Estate as a 
Public Park. 

Which was read twice, and passed. 

A message from Select Council, 

Informed that they had passed the following : 

Resolved, That the Committee on City Property be au- 
thorized to inquire into the expediency of preparing and 
opening Lemon Hill for a Public Park, and that the authori- 
ties of the several districts of the county be requested to unite 
in a purchase of the like number of acres adjacent thereto, for 
the furtherance of said object. 

Which was read and laid on the table. 

Another message, 

Informed that Select Council had passed the following 
preamble and resolutions, to wit : 

The spot on which the Congress of the American Colonies 
declared their Independence, should be dear to the whole 
nation to which that act gave birth. It is hallowed, not only 
by the heroism of the men, who, in the name of a small and 
scattered people, renounced the rule of a powerful king, but 
by the first formal promulgation of the principles of Political 
Liberty, which are the inheritance of our own great Republic, 
and the guide and hope of the friends of man throughout 
the world. 

Viewed with this reference, the Hall of the Old State 
House of the Colony of Pennsylvania, may take precedence 
in interest of every other edifice, ancient or modern. In it 
assembled the Apostles of Political Freedom. In it, calling 
God to witness the truth of their cause, they pledged their 
lives to that Revelation of Right, from the progress of which, 
within the brief period of a human life, we are assured, that 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 241 

in due time it will embrace the convictions, and secure the 
happiness of the whole family of mankind. 

It is assumed, therefore, that the Thirteen States of 1776, 
feel a common and special pride in the alliance of their names 
with the Declaration of Independence, — with the wisdom 
which conceived it — the valor which resolved it — the forti- 
tude which sustained it — the glory which still confirms it, 
and that they will unite in further consecrating the place 
of its adoption by memorials worthy of the act and of its 
authors. 

Entertaining these views, be it, and it is hereby Resolved 
by the Select and Common Councils of the City of Phila- 
delphia : 

First. — That it is expedient to have erected in the Grove 
belonging to the Hall in which the National Independence 
was declared, one or more Monuments, commemorative 
respectively, of the States and of the men, parties to that 
glorious event. 

Secondly. — That in order to accomplish this patriotic de- 
sign, the Presidents of the Select and Common Councils are 
hereby directed to furnish a copy of these proceedings to, 
and memorialize the Legislatures of the States of Massachu- 
setts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, 
New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, 
North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, suggesting to 
those legislatures to appoint, each, two delegates to a Conven- 
tion, to assemble in Independence Hall on the 4th day of 
July, 1852, as the guests of the City of Philadelphia, there 
to deliberate upon a plan of carrrying into effect this proposi- 
tion, in a manner becoming the means of their constituents, 
and the memories of the illustrious dead. 

Thirdly. — That in the event of this proposition having a 
favorable response from the States addressed, the Select and 
Common Councils of the City of Philadelphia, in the name of 
the Citizens, are pledged to hold the grounds of Independ- 
ence Hall, free from all encroachments upon the monuments 

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242 Journal of Common Council. [Sept. 11, 

therein to be erected, and to guard the same, equally with 
the Hall itself, as a sacred and National Trust, forever. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading of the same, 

And being under consideration, 

Mr. Thomas 

Moved that the further consideration of the same be 
postponed, and that they be printed for the use of members. 

On agreeing to which, the Yeas and Nays were required, 
and were as follows : 

Yeas. — Messrs. Agnew, Copeland, Griscom, Harker, Hin- 
man, Mentz, Orne, Poulson, Roberts, Scott, Thomas, Watt, 
Wickersham, Yarrow, Snowden, Pres't. — 15. 

Nays. — Messrs. Abbey, Farquhar, Fisher, Hansell, Yea- 
ger. — 5. 

When the same was agreed to. 

Mr. Fisher 

Offered the following : 

Resolved, That the City Treasurer be authorized to receive 
from the executors of the last Will and Testament of Dr. 
Peter Antoine Blenon, deceased, the dividend from said estate, 
for the use of the Wills' Hospital Fund ; and that the Com- 
mittee on Legacies and Trusts be instructed to invest the 
same in the loan of the City of Philadelphia. 

Which was read twice and passed. 

Select Council concurred. 

Adjourned. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 243 

THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 1851. 

Council met. — Present, 

Messrs. Abbey, Messrs. Orne, 

Agnew, Poulsox, 

Copeland, Scott, 

Farquhar, Thomas, 

Fisher, Watt, 

Hansell, Wickersham, 

Harker, Yarrow, 

Hinman, Yeager, 

Mentz, Snowdex, Pres't. 

Mr. Mentz 

Presented a petition of owners and occupants of property 
on Elfreth's Alley, asking that the same may be repaved. 

Mr. Hansell, 

One from the owners of property on Bryan's Court, 
asking that the name of the same may be changed to Harrison 
Court. 

Which was read, and referred to the Committee on 
Public Highways. 

Mr. Hinman, 

Petitions from citizens of the city and county in favor of 
procuring the Gratz Estate, on Broad Street, for a Public 
Park. 

Messrs. Fisher and Yeager presented petitions of similar 
tenor. 

Which were read, and referred to the Committee on City 
Property. 






244 Journal of Common Council. [Sept. 25, 

The President 

Laid before Council, a communication from the Marshal 
of Police, informing of the resignation of John Lovcare, John 
Given, and Edward Hopper, policemen appointed for the 
city. 

Which was read and laid on the table. 
Also, 

One from the Clerk of the Board of Commissioners of 
the District of Penn, informing that a committee had been 
appointed by that body on the subject of a Public Park, and 
that they were ready to meet any similar committee appointed 
by the city. 

Which was read and referred to the Committee on City 
Property. - 

Mr. Poulson, 

Erom the Committee on Police, made a report {Appendix 
No. 100) with a bill annexed, entitled "An Ordinance to 
make an appropriation to the Committee on Police." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first and only section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then, by special order, read a third time and 
passed. 

Select Council concurred. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 245 

Mr. Yarrow, 

From the Committee on Public Highways, made a report 
(Appendix No. 101) with the following bills and resolutions 
annexed, to wit : 

"An Ordinance to provide for the construction of stone 
steps and platforms in the centre alleys between High and 
Sassafras streets, and to make an appropriation therefore out 
of the Delaware Avenue Fund." 

" An Ordinance to alter and establish the regulation of 
Spruce street, from Willow street to the river Schuylkill." 

Resolved, That the City Commissioners under the direction 
of the Committee on Public Highways, be directed to grade 
and pave Ashland street, from the present pavement north of 
Union street to Spruce street, and to repave Spruce street 
from Willow street to the Schuylkill river. 

Resolved, That the City Commissioners, under the direction 
of the Committee on Public Highways, be authorized to 
contract for sufficient cubical blocks of stone, to repave two 
squares, during the ensuing year. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the first bill annexed to the report. 

The first section was agreed to. 

The second section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

Select Council concurred, 



24:6 Journal of Common Council. [Sept. 25, 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and consideration 
of the second bill annexed to the report. 

The first and only section was agreed to. 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 

It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 

Select Council concurred. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolutions annexed to the report. 

The first resolution was agreed to. 

The second resolution being under consideration, 

Mr. Yeager 

Moved to amend the same, by adding at the end thereof, 
the following words, to wit : 

" And that the cubical blocks authorized by this resolu- 
lion, be used for the repaying of Third street from Chestnut 
to Mulberry street." 

On agreeing to the amendment, the yeas and nays were 
required, and were as follows : 
Yeas, — Messrs. Hansell, Yeager. 

Nays, — Messrs. Abbey, Agnew, Copeland, Farquhar, 
Fisher, Harker, Hinman, Mentz, Orne, Poulson, Scott, Watt, 
Wickersham, Yarrow, Snowden, Pres't. 

So the amendment was not agreed to. 

The second resolution was then agreed to. 

Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Agnew, 

From the Joint Special Committee, appointed May 22d, 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 247 

made a report [Appendix No. 102) with a resolution annexed, 
to wit : 

Resolved, That the City Treasurer is hereby authorized 
and directed to carry to the general appropriation account, 
the unexpended balance of five hundred dollars standing to 
the credit of the Joint Special Committee, appointed the 22d 
day of May, 1851, on celebrating the 4th July. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution annexed to the report. 

When the same was agreed to. 
Select Council concurred. 

A message from Select Council, 

Informed that they had received a report from the Com- 
mittee on City Property, and had passed a bill annexed, 
entitled : 

" An Ordinance making an appropriation to the Commit- 
tee on City Property, for the purpose of defraying the expense 
of completing the bridge over the river Schuylkill at High 
street." 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading of the bill 
annexed to the report. 

The first and only section being under consideration, 
Mr. Poulson 

Moved that the further consideration of the section be 
postponed, and that the bill be referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Which was agreed to. 






248 Journal of Common Council. [Sept. 25, 

Another message 

Informed that Select Council had received a report from 
the Commissioners of the Girard Estate, informing that a 
sarcophagus had been prepared at the Girard College, in 
which the remains of the late Stephen Girard would be de- 
posited on the 30th inst. 

Which was read and laid on the table. 

Another message 

Informed that Select Council had received a further 
report from the same Committee, informing that the sum of 
$54,099 had been received from the sale of certain lands in 
Schuylkill county, sold by order of Court. 

Which was read and laid on the table. 

Another message 

Informed that Select Council had passed the following 
resolution, to wit : 

Resolved, That Councils meet at the chamber of Common 
Council, on Tuesday, the 30th Sept., at 10 o'clock, A.M., to 
attend the ceremony of depositing the remains of the late 
Stephen Girard. 

Which was read twice, and passed. 

So Common Council concurred. 

Another message 

Informed that Select Council had received a report from 
the Committee on City Property, in relation to a claim made 
by Mr. John Rice, for remuneration for loss of timber pro- 
cured for building the bridge over the river Schuylkill, at 
High Street, and had passed a resolution annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That the Committee be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 

Which was read. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 249 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading of the resolu- 



tion. 

And being under consideration, 
Mr. Thomas, 

Moved that Common Council non-concur in the same. 

Which was agreed to. 
So Common Council non-concurred. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the Preamble and Resolution from Select Council, 
relative to monuments in Independence Square, read at last 
meeting. (See Journal, Sept. 11th.) 

When the same was agreed to. 
So Common Council concurred. 

On Motion, 

It was ordered that Select Council be informed that 
Common Council is ready to receive them in their chamber 
for the purpose of nominating, in Convention, to the Marshal 
of Police, persons from whom to select three policemen to 
fill the vacancies occasioned by the resignation of John Love- 
care, John Given, and Edward Hopper. 

After a short time, the President, Clerk and Members of 
Select Council entered. 

Councils being assembled in Convention, 

The President announced the object thereof, 

And it was ordered, 

That the Convention proceed to make nominations, which 
were as follows : 

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250 Journal of Common Council. [Sept. 30, 

George W. Fairlamb, John Keihl, 
Nathaniel Levering, Henry Gouldey, 

Henry Beck, B. C. Davis, 

Jacob Biddle, Joseph Hess, 

John Carson, George Baum, 

William Broomell, Austin Knowles 

James Virden, Robert Manes, 
John J. Keelsey. 

And the question having been taken on each name sepa- 
rately, the same were agreed to. 

The Convention was then dissolved, and Select Council 
retired. 

Adjourned. 



TUESDAY, September 30th, 1851. 

10 O'CLOCK, A. M. 

Select and Common Councils met this day in the Chamber 
of Common Council, and having invited the Mayor and 
Recorder of the City, and Directors of the Girard College 
for Orphans, to accompany them, proceeded in a body to 
attend the Masonic procession and solemnities on the re- 
interment of the remains of the late Stephen Girard, in 
the Sarcophagus prepared at the College by order of Councils. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 251 



THURSDAY, October 9 th, 1851. 

Council met. — Present, 

Messrs. Abbey, Messrs. Orne, 

Agnew, Poulson, 

Copeland, Roberts, 

Farquhar, Scott, 

Fisher, Thomas, 

Griscom, Watt, 

Hansell, Wickersham, 

Harker, Yarrow, 

Hinman, Yeager, 

Mentz, Snowden, Pres't. 

The President 

Laid before Council the following communication from 
the Mayor, to wit : 

Mayor's Office, October 9th, 1851. 
To Thomas Snowden, Esq., 

President Common Council. 

Sir, 

It being known to yourself and to your honorable col- 
leagues, that the illustrious Kossuth is expected to land on 
our shores very shortly, in one of our national vessels pro- 
vided for the use of himself and his companions in exile ; 
and arrangements having been made elsewhere to receive 
and welcome him on his landing ; I would respectfully sug- 
gest to Councils the propriety of taking some preliminary 
step, which will give our fellow citizens an opportunity to 
join with the Corporate authorities in some appropriate ex- 



252 Journal of Common Council. [Oct. 9, 

pression of public sentiment on the arrival of this dis- . 
tinguished stranger. 
I have the honor to be 

Your obedient servant, 

Charles Gilpin, 

Mayor. 

Which was read. 
Mr. Farquhar 

Offered the following, 

IVJiereas, By the communication from his Honor, the 
Mayor of the City, we are informed of the expected arrival in 
this country, of Louis Kossuth, the Hungarian Patriot; and 
being desirous, in common with our fellow citizens, that be- 
coming honors should be tendered to one so eminently worthy 
of the sympathies of the American people. 

And wJiereas, the meeting this evening closes the official 
duties of the present Councils : therefore 

Resolved, that Councils recommend to their successors to 
take measures immediately upon their organization, to co-op- 
erate with their fellow-citizens in tendering to Louis Kossuth 
the hospitalities of the city. 

Which was read twice and passed. 

Mr. Griscom 

Presented a petition asking that a gas lamp may be 
placed in Little Pine street, in front of the Union Church, 
between Cth and 7th streets. 

Mr. Orne, 

One for a gas lamp in George street, between Schuylkill 
Third and Fourth street. 

Which were read, and referred to the Committee on 
Police. 



1851. J Journal of Common Council. 253 

Mr. Griscom, 

One for a change in the position of the inlets to sewer 
at Tenth and George streets. 

Which was read, and referred to the Committee on 
Public Highways. 

The President 

Laid before Council a communication from the Marshal 
of Police, informing of a vacancy in the Police, occasioned 
by the dismissal of Thomas Moore. 

Also, 

A communication from R. H. Smith, City Clerk, with 
the third quarterly report of the City Commissioners. 

Which were read, and laid on the table. 
Mr. Scott, 

From the Committee of Visitation to the Girarcl College, 
for the months of September and October, made a report, 
(Appendix No. 103). 

Which was read, and laid on the table. 
Mr. Yarrow, 

From the Committee on Public Highways, made a. 
report, (Appendix No. 104), in answer to the petitions of J. 
R. Rowand, and Messrs. J. Dickerson & Co. 

Which was read, and the Committee discharged. 

Mr. Mentz, 

From the Committee of Finance, made a report, (Ap- 
pendix No. 105,) with a bill annexed, entitled, "A Supple- 
ment to an Ordinance passed the 24th day of April, 1851, 
entitled, < An Ordinance to authorize a loan to pay for the 
expense of completing the bridge over the river Schuylkill at 
High street, and to make an appropriation to the Committee 
on City Property.' " 

Which was read. 



254 Journal of Common Council. [Oct. 9, 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first, second, and third sections were agreed to. 
The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 
It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 
Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Mentz, 

From the same Committee, made a further report, (Ap- 
pendix No. 106), with a resolution annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That the Mayor be authorized and requested, 
on behalf of the Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens of Philadelphia, 
to release from the lien of a judgment entered in the District 
Court for the City and County of Philadelphia, on the seventh 
day of June, A. D. 1851, to June Term, 1851, No. 34, in 
which the Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens of Philadelphia are 
plaintiffs, and James B. Beers, George Sharswood, and Peter 
Hall are defendants, the following described property, belong- 
ing George Sharswood, one of said defendants, viz : on all 
that messuage or tenement, and lot or piece of ground situate 
on the south side of Chestnut, between Delaware Front and 
Second streets, in the City of Philadelphia; containing in 
breadth, thirteen feet, eleven inches, or thereabouts, and in 
length or depth extending forty-two feet, nine inches : Bounded 
northward by Chestnut street aforesaid, eastward by ground 
now or late of the heirs of Captain Tabitha, southward by 
ground formerly of the widow Arrowsmith, and westward by 
ground now or late of William Mason : Provided, the other 
defendants in said judgment consent thereto. 
Which was read. 
On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution annexed to the report. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 255 

When the same was agreed to. 
Select Council concurred. 

Mr. Fisher, 

From the Committee on Legacies and Trusts, made a 
report, (Appendix No. 107), on the condition of the trusts 
under their charge. 

Which was read and laid on the table. 

Mr. Yarrow, 

From the Committee on Public Highways, made a report, 
(Appendix No. 108), with a bill and two resolutions annexed, 
to wit : 

" An Ordinance to authorize the construction of a certain 
culvert. 

" Resolved, That the City Treasurer be, and he is hereby 
directed to make the following transfers in the appropriation 
to the Committee on Public Highways, for the year 1851, 
to wit : 

From item, "New Paving South District," $1500 
" " "New Culverts, &c." 2000 

Making §3500 

to item "Repairing streets, and paving over water pipes." 

"Resolved, That the City Commissioners, under the direc- 
tion of the Committee on Public Highways, be directed to 
repave the following streets, to wit : Vine street, from Dela- 
ware Front to Second street, and Grape street, from Delaware 
Eighth to Ninth street. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the bill annexed to the report. 

The first and only section was agreed to. 



256 Journal of Common Council. [Oct. 9, 

The title was agreed to. 

And the bill ordered to be prepared for a third reading. 
It was then by special order read a third time and passed. 
Select Council concurred. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolutions annexed to the report. 

The first resolution was agreed to. 
The second resolution was agreed to. 
Select Council concurred. 

A message from Select Council 

Informed that they had received a report from the Com- 
missioners of the Girard Estates, with a resolution annexed, 
to wit : 

Resolved, That the Board deem it inexpedient to grant the 
request of the Schuylkill Navigation Company, and ask to be 
discharged from the further consideration of the subject. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and considera- 
tion of the resolution annexed to the report. 

When the same was agreed to. 

So Common Council concurred. 

Another message 

Informed that Select Council had received a further report 

From the Commissioners of the Girard Estates, with a 
resolution annexed, to wit : 

Resolved, That the Treasurer of the Girard Fund be, and 
he is hereby authorized to transfer the sum of five hundred 
dollars from item Miscellaneous Expenses to item Taxes and 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 257 

Water Rents, in the appropriation made to the Board of 
Commissioners of the Girard Estates for 1851. 

Which was read. 
On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and consideration 
of the resolution annexed to the report. 

When the same was agreed to. 

So Common Council concurred. 
Another message 

Informed that Select Council had received a report from 
the Committee on City Property, with a resolution annexed, 
to wit : 

Resolved, That the Mayor be authorized to affix the City 
seal to the following described deed, and to acknowledge the 
same as and for the act and deed of this Corporation, 
namely : 

Deed from the Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens of Phila- 
delphia to the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, their suc- 
cessors and assigns, for all that tract or piece of land situate 
on the west side of the river Schuylkill, in the District of 
West Philadelphia, described according to a recent survey 
thereof made by Francis Lightfoot, as follows to wit : Be- 
ginning at a point in the low water mark of the said river 
Schuylkill in a line with the north side or Washington or 
Market street, thence by the same north 76J degrees, west 
103 perches and 62-100 of a perch to a stake in the north 
side of the said Washington street, being a corner of land of 
, thence by the same north 18 degrees 50 
minutes, east 27 perches to a corner of land of John Hare 
Powell, thence by the same and a grave yard south 37 de- 
grees 51 minutes, east 12 perches to a stake, and north 11 
degrees 18 minutes, east 13 36-100 perches to a corner of 
said land of John Hare Powell, thence by the same south 75 
degrees 51 minutes, east 40 86-100 perches to low water 

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258 Journal of Common Council. [Oct. 9, 

mark of the said river, thence along the same down the said 
river the several courses thereof to the place of beginning ; 
containing 18 acres 42 perches and 42-100 of a perch to the 
low water mark aforesaid ; together with all and singular, the 
buildings, improvements, ways, streets, alleys, passages, waters, 
water courses, rights, liberties, privileges, hereditaments and 
appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging or in any wise 
appertaining, and the reversions and remainders thereof. To 
have and to hold the said tract or piece of land, hereditaments, 
and premises, with the appurtenances, unto the said Pennsyl- 
vania Railroad Company, their successors and assigns, to and 
for their only proper use and behoof. Excepting and reserv- 
ing, nevertheless, a passage of 40 feet in width along the 
south side of the said described tract of land, extending from 
the line of Bridgewater street to the river Schuylkill, and the 
right and privilege of using the same at all times for repair- 
ing, protecting or enlarging the bridge across the said river : 
it being hereby understood and agreed that the said 40 feet 
passage shall be kept open for the common use of the said 
parties and their successors for ever, but that no crossing 
shall be made over the same at any point nearer to the said 
bridge than 27 feet therefrom on the north line of the north- 
ern footway of the said bridge. Yielding and paying therefor 
and thereout unto the Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens of 
Philadelphia, their successors and assigns, the yearly rent or 
sum of fifty-seven hundred dollars, in equal half-yearly pay- 
ments, on the first days of the months of March and Sep- 
tember, in every year hereafter forever, without any deduc- 
tion, defalcation or abatement for any taxes, charges or 
assessments whatsoever assessed, as well on the said tract of 
land as on the yearly reserved rent : and the said rent to be 
redeemable at any time upon the payment of the principal 
sum of ninety-five thousand dollars : the said deed to contain 
the usual clauses for distress and security on the non-payment 
of the rent. 

Which was read. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council. 259 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and consideration 
of the resolution annexed to the report. 

When the same was agreed to. 
So Common Council concurred. 
Another Message 



\- 



Informed that Select Council had received a further re- 
port from the Committee on City Property, with a resolution 
annexed, to wit : 



Resolved, That upon the payment to the City Treasurer of 
the sum of nine hundred and thirty-three dollars and thirty- 
four cents, and all arrearages of the ground rent hereafter 
mentioned, the Mayor be, and he is hereby authorized, on 
behalf of and in the name of the Mayor, Aldermen and Citi- 
zens of Philadelphia, by proper assurances, to release, dis- 
charge and extinguish unto Jacob Fitting, his heirs and 
assigns, all that certain reserved yearly ground rent or sum 
of fifty-six dollars, chargeable half-yearly, issuing and pay- 
able by William L. Ward, his heirs and assigns, on the first 
day of the months of April and October, in each and every 
year, out of and for all that certain lot or piece of ground 
situate on the south side of Lombard street, at the distance 
of one hundred and forty-two feet eastward from the east 
side of Eleventh street, in the City of Philadelphia, contain- 
ing in front or breath on the said Lombard street sixteen feet, 
and extending in length or depth southward seventy feet to 
a twenty feet wide street extending from Tenth street to 
Eleventh street. Bounded northward by the said Lombard 
street, southward by the said twenty feet wide street, east- 
ward by ground granted to William L. Ward on ground rent, 
and westward by ground granted to John McKee on ground 
rent : being the same premises which the Mayor, Aldermen 
and Citizens of Philadelphia, by indenture, bearing date the 
sixth day of June, 1850, did grant and convey to William L. 



260 Journal of Common Council. [Oct. 9, 

Ward, his heirs and assigns, reserving thereout the aforesaid 
yearly ground rent, and which the said William L. Ward and 
wife, by indenture bearing date the fifth day of March, 1851, 
granted and conveyed to Jacob Fitting, his heirs and assigns, 
subject to the said ground rent. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and consideration 
of the resolution annexed to the report. 

When the same was agreed to. 

So Common Council concurred. 

Another message 

Informed that Select Council had concurred in the pre- 
amble and resolution relative to Louis Kossuth, with an 
amendment, to wit : 

Strike out all after the words, "And whereas," in the sixth 
line, and insert the following : 

Therefore, Resolved, That the Select and Common Coun- 
cils of the City of Philadelphia, do extend a cordial welcome 
to Louis Kossuth, and tender him the hospitalities of the 

City. 

Which was read. 

And on motion, 

Common Council concurred in the amendment of Select 
Council. 

On motion of Mr. Griscom 

It was ordered that Select Council be informed that Common 
Council is ready to receive them in their Chamber, for the 
purpose of nominating to the Marshal of Police persons from 
whom to select a policeman to supply the vacancy reported 
this evening. 



1851.] Journal of Common Council, 2G1 

After a short time, the President, Clerk and Members of 
Select Council entered. 

Councils being assembled in Convention, 

The President announced the object thereof, and 

On motion, it was 

Ordered, That the Convention do proceed to the nomination 
of persons to be returned to the Marshal, from whom to se- 
lect a policeman to fill the vacancy reported this evening. 

The following nominations were then made, to wit : 

Benjamin E. Carpenter, B. Clarkson Davis, Andrew Dun- 
lap, John Carson, Henry Beck, J. Lesly, Elijah Lingle, John 
Gamble, Jacob Biddle, Robert Boyle. 

The Convention was then dissolved, and the Select Council 
retired. 

Mr. Harker, 

Offered the following : 

Resolved, That the thanks of Common Council are due, 
and are hereby tendered to Thomas Snowden, Esq., for the 
efficient manner in which he has discharged the duties of pre- 
siding officer during the past year. 

Which was read. 

On motion, 

Council proceeded to the second reading and consideration 
thereof. 

When the question being taken from the Clerk's table the 
same was unanimously agreed to. 

On motion, it was 

Ordered to be so entered on the Journal. 
Adjourned. 



APPENDIX 



TO THE 



S © W IS W <& I 



COMMON COUNCIL. 



1850-51. 



PHILADELPHIA : 

KING & BAIRD, PRINTERS, 9 SANSOM STREET. 

1851. 



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THE JOURNAL OF THE COMMON COUNCIL. 



APPENDIX No. I. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 
The Committee on Police, 
With a view to prepare the means of prompt action on the 
part of Councils, in relation to the Acts of the Legislature of 
the State, establishing a uniform system of Police for the 
city of Philadelphia, and the districts of Southwark, Moya- 
mensing, Spring Garden, Penn Township, the Incorporated 
Northern Liberties, and Kensington, 

Respectfully submit the annexed resolution, and recommend 
its adoption. 

Chas. A. Poulson, Ch'm., 
t>. B. Hinman, 
J. M. Scott, 
John Trucks, 
A. G. Waterman, 
Geo. Griscom, 
J. B. Lancaster, 
John. P. Wetherill, 
Committee Room, ) Committee on Police. 



Oct. 21, 1850 



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Resolved, That t\e Committee on Police be, and they are 
hereby instructed to receive applications, and report the same 
to Council, for the Police, to be nominated to the Marshal in 
accordance with the Acts of Assembly establishing the Phila- 
delphia Police District. 



APPENDIX No. II. 

To the Common Council: 

The Committee appointed October 11th, to report the 
unfinished business of the late Councils, respectfully report : 
That they have examined the Journal of the late Council, 
and find that a bill read in place by Mr. Gerhard, on the 26th 
September, entitled "An Ordinance to regulate the City 
Treasury," has not been acted on, and they recommend it to* 
the attention of the present Councils. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Benj. Orne, 

D. B. HlNMAN, 

A. W. Harker. 
Oct. 24:th, 1850. 



APPENDIX No. III. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Public Highways 
Report the annexed bill, entitled " An Ordinance relating 
to Water street," and respectfully recommend its passage. 
Respectfully submitted, 

John Yarrow, Ch'm., 
Saml. Copeland, 
Edw. W. Roberts, 
Thomas Robins, 
Saun. Lewis. 
Philad. Nov. Qth, 1850. 



of the Common Council. 



Relating to Water Street. 



Sect. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia in Select and Common Councils assembled. 
That the Committee on Public Highways be, and they are 
hereby authorized and required to pay to Sarah Flick, the 
sum of Twelve hundred dollars, which amount she has agreed 
to accept as compensation for injury done her property, situ- 
ate on the west side of Water st., commencing at the dis- 
tance of one hundred and one feet, three inches, from the 
north side of Sassafras street, and extending in front on said 
Water street, northward twenty feet, by taking a portion 
thereof from the front on said Water street, by the laying out 
of Water street anew. And to pay to John Boyd the sum of 
Eighteen hundred dollars, which amount he has agreed to 
accept as compensation for injuries done his property, situate 
on the west side of Water street, commencing at the distance 
of one hundred and sixty-seven feet, seven and one-half inches, 
from the north side of Sassafras street, and extending in front 
on said Water street, northward twenty-seven feet, by taking 
a portion thereof from the front on said Water street, by the 
laying out of Water street anew. 

Sect. 2. That the sum of Three thousand dollars out of the 
income of the fund appropriated under the twenty-second 
item of the will of Stephen Girard for the improvement of the 
eastern front of the City and Delaware avenue, be appropri- 
ated to the expense of carrying into effect this Ordinance ; to 
be paid in the manner that appropriations for Delaware avenue 
are directed to be paid in the several Ordinances relating 
thereto. 



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APPENDIX No. IV. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Police, 

In order to facilitate the action of Councils in relation to 
the Acts of Assembly of the Commonwealth, establishing a 
Police district, 

Respectfully submit the annexed draft of an Ordinance. ' 

Chas. A. Poulson, Ch'm., 
A. G. Waterman, 

D. B. HlNMAN, 

John Trucks, 
Geo. Griscom, 
J. M. Scott, 
J. B. Lancaster, 
Committee Room, \ Committee on Police. 

Nov. 6, 1850. J 



®u ®vtfinmtt 

Providing for the nomination of Policemen, to the Marshal 
of Police, and for the election of four Lieutenants of Police 
in accordance with the Act of Assembly. 

Whereas, the Board of Police, constituted by virtue of an 
Act of the general Assembly, approved the 3d day of May, 
1850, entitled " An Act regulating the Municipal and other 
elections, in the City of Philadelphia, and to establish an uni- 
form system of Police for the City of Philadelphia, and the 
districts of Southwark, Moyamensing, Spring Garden, Penn 
Township, the Incorporated Northern Liberties, and Kensing- 
ton," and the supplement thereto, approved the 15th day of 
May, 1850, has determined that the number of Policemen to 
be appointed for the City of Philadelphia, for the purposes 
mentioned in the said Act, shall be fifty-five ; and, whereas, it 
is provided by the act as aforesaid, that it shall be the duty 
of the Select and Common Councils to nominate to the Mar- 
shal of Police at least three times the number of Policemen to 
be appointed for the said City, — Therefore in order to provide 



of the Common Council. 7 

for the nomination of said Policemen, and to carry into effect 
other duties enjoined on Councils by the said Act: 

Sect. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That at the first stated meeting in November, and annually 
thereafter, the Select and Common Councils shall and will 
nominate in joint meeting to the Marshal of Police for the 
Philadelphia Police District, at least one hundred and sixty- 
five persons, from whom to appoint fifty-five Policemen ; and 
whenever any vacancy may occur in the number of Po- 
licemen so appointed, said Councils, immediately on being in- 
formed thereof by said Marshal, shall and will, in joint 
meeting, nominate to said Marshal at least three persons for 
every such vacancy, from whom to appoint a Policeman for 
the unexpired term of the person in whose place he may be 
appointed ; the pay of said Policeman shall be four hundred 
dollars per annum, payable monthly. 

Sect. 2. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That at the first stated meeting in November, and annually 
thereafter, and whenever a vacancy may occur, the Select and 
Common Councils in Convention shall elect viva voce a Lieu- 
tenant of Police for each of the four sub-districts, into which 
the city of Philadelphia is divided, by the Act of Assembly 
beforementioned. Said Lieutenants of Police shall hold their 
respective offices for one year, unless sooner removed by the 
Marshal for the causes specified in said act; and shall re- 
ceive a compensation of two dollars per day, payable monthly. 



APPENDIX No. V, 

To the Select and Common Councils: 

The Committee on Police, 
In pursuance of the following resolution, viz. : 

" Resolved, That the Committee on Police be, and they are 
hereby instructed to receive applications, and report the same 
to Councils, for the Police to be nominated to the Marshal in 



8 Appendix to the Journal 

accordance with the Acts of Assembly, establishing the Phila- 
delphia Police district," 

Respectfully report the annexed list of names of applicants. 

Chas. A. Poulson, Ch'm,, 
A. G. Waterman, 

D. D. HlNMAN, 

John Trucks, 
Geo. Griscom, 
J. M. Scott, 
J. B. Lancaster, 
Committee Room, 1 Committee on Police. 

Nov. 6, 1850. / 



North Mulberry Ward. 

Daniel M'Kinley William Ferris 

Moses P. Swain Albert G. Stevens 

Jonathan Magargee William Ward 

Chas. Henry Vogel John B. Fite 

G. W. Bosler Henry S. Lehman 

John Henderson Chas. Wilson 

Henry L. Lehman 12 men. 

South Mulberry Ward. 

Charles M. Clayton Daniel Bunting 

Lewis Way Chas, Clayton 

James Campbell Thomas Temple 

John Wyand 7 men. 

North Ward. 

James Jackson John Ellett, Jr. 

Sam'l. S. Durnell Albert C. Simes 

James Boyd John Marks 

James Atkinson James Smith 

John Mahlon John C. Goodwine 

Wm. Alexander Wm. Stewart 

Hamilton Pollock Fredk. Bussinger 

Wm. Henry Hickman John Curren 

Arthur Forbes Thos. Johnson 

Lewis Myers Gilbert R. Jordan. 19 men. 



of the Common Council. 
Middle Ward. 



Robert Sunderland 
James Orne 
Samuel T. Rudolph 
Slater C. Taylor 
Robert Davidson 
Benjamin Lindsay 
Daniel Logue 
Thomas Hickman 
John Eckart 
Samuel Wallace 
Samuel Rodger s 
George James 
David White 
John Duncan 
Joel Woolman 



Barker and Sch. 5th street. 
Sch. 5th ab. Chestnut " 
No. 14 Barker " 

Harper's court. 

St. Joseph's avenue. 

Sch. 4th, west side, bel. High. 

Howard street. 
Harper's court. 
27 S. Sch. 7th. 
Barker ab. Sch. 7th. 



12 men, 



South Ward. 



John Roberts, George street bet. Sch 2d and 3d. 

Charles Duffy John Gamble 

John Picton John D. Lare 

John Given Francis M'Intyre 

Evans Davis John Fowl 9 men. 



Locust Ward. 



Charles Harmstead 
John H. Brockerman 
Isaac Black 
William Reese 
Godfrey Lainhoff 
William Esher 



Ridgway Haines 
John Bradley 
Robert Hicks 
William Hoffman 
Thomas Reynolds 
Samuel Strouse 



12 men. 



Cedar Ward, 



Charles Hergesheimer 
Edward M'Garvey 
John Darraghy 
Andrew Long 
William Fulton 
Samuel Patterson 
James Cook 
Terrence Lovett 
Samuel Landon 



Sch. 2d bel. Lombard. 

" 5th " 
Lombard bel. Sch. 2d. 
Helmuth st. near Sch. 6th. 
Sch. 4th bel. Lombard 

Cor Sch. 4th and Willow. 

Pine st. near Watt's factory, 






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Matthew Hastings Sch. 4th bel. Spruce. 
George Brown " 3d ab. Lombard. 

William Smith South st. W. of Sch. 5th. 

John Johnston Sch. 5th and Lombard. 

Joseph Beldint Watt street. 14 men. 

Lombard Ward. 

George M'Auley A. W. Blackburn 

Peter Viver, back of 400 Lombard st. 
Philip Klohse John Keys 

Robert M'Connell David W. Moore 

Thomas Moore 8 men. 

Spruce Ward. 

Joseph Steward 307 Pine st. 

John Wallace E. side 12, 1st house ab. Lorn. 

John Culbertson Cedar W. of 11th. 

John Clift Lombard E. of 9th. 

William Brummel 10th st. N. of Lombard. 

Francis Regnault 

Jacob Vander slice Ivy st. W. of 10th. 

Hamilton Patterson 8 men. 

New Market Ward. 

Peter M. Burton Leonard Rogers 

Robert Lister James Craig 

Wm. Moncrief Washington G. Lilly 

Hiram Williams Timothy Mahoney 

William Walton, S. E. cor. 2d and Relief st. 

James M. Vandiver, 247 S. 2d. 10 men. 

Pine Ward. 

John Lee Philip M. Hanbest 

Joseph Parker Levi Farrell 

Alexr. M'Bride Jas. M. Jackson 6 men. 

Dock Ward. 

William G. Roberts George S. Garwood 

Edward Hopper Henry Davis 

Alfred Harder James Barrett 

George W. Drane James M'Quaid 8 men. 



of the Common Council. 
Walnut Ward. 



11 



Robert W. Jones 
Joseph Sipple 



William Eckle 



3 men. 



Chestnut Ward. 



John Grant 
William Leslie 
Robert M'Connell 
William M. Moore 
George Fox 
James Hamilton 
Charles Popple 



4 Letitia court. 
22 Franklin Place 
back 11J Minor street 
Indian Queen Hotel, 
back 19 S. 2d st. 
u 04 " " 

7 men. 



High St. Ward. 



William M'Connell 
Allen Dunaway 
George Snider 
William C. Ardis 
J. F. Burke 



Farmer street. 

a a 

St. James st. 
La Grange Place 
Hugh Smith 



6 men, 



Lower Delaware Ward. 



Henry Miller 
James Reed 
David L. Choate 
John Cook 
James Black 
George Maharg 
Richard W. Lockerman 
Joseph Mount 



102 Cherry 
5 " 
81 Mulberry 
148 Sassafras 
45J Ffth 
45 Cherry 
Sterling alley. 
113 Cherry st. 



street. 



John Haverstick, 81 Mulberry st. 



back. 



men. 



Upper Delaware Ward. 



J. Nelson Robinson 
Richard T. Wellington 
John Carlin 
Hiram Groom 
Casper Reimel 
Robert Coats 



Job Lippincott 
P. Conroy 
Neal Dougherty 
James Pidgeon 
Charles Butler 
Thomas Moore 



12 men. 



Total number, 167. 



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Appendix to the Journal 
APPENDIX No. VI. 



To the Presidents and Members of the Select and Common 

Councils of the City of Philadelphia. 
Gentlemen : 

In accordance with a resolution passed by the "Board of 
Police" Nov. 8, 1850, 

I respectfully submit to your Hon. bodies, the names of the 
following gentlemen having been by me appointed Policemen 
for the " Philadelphia Police District," on the 16th day of 
November, 1850, selected from those nominated and re- 
turned for that purpose to the Marshal of Police from said 
City, to wit : 



Jonathan Magargee 
Geo. W. Bosler 
John Henderson 
Albert G. Stevens 
Chas Hergesheimer. 
Chas. M. Clayton 
Danl. Bunting 
Jos. Parker 
Saml. S. Durnell 
Wm. Alexander 
Wm. H. Hickman 
Lewis Myers 
John Ellet, Jr. 
John S. Goodwin 
Gilbert R. Jordan 
Saml. T. Rudolph 
Slater C. Taylor 
Thos. Hickman 
John Duncan 
Joel Woolman 
John Duffy 
John Roberts 
Evan Davis 
John Fow 
Wm. Esher 
Thos. Reynolds 



Philip Klohse 
A. W. Blackburn 
David W. Moore 
Joseph Stewart 
James Craig 
Robt. Lister 
Leonard Rogers 
John Picton 
James M. Vandever 
James M. Jackson 
Edward Hopper 
Alfred Harden 
Robt. W. Jones 
Thos. Grant 
Geo. Fox 
Chas. Popple 
Lewis Way 
James Reed 
David L. Choate 
John Cook 
Thos. Moore 
Hiram Groom 
G. Lainhoof 
Robt. M'Connell 
John Lee 
Francis Regnault 
Jacob Vanderslice. 



John Donaghey 

Respectfully, &c, 

JOHN S. KEYSER, Marshal of Police. 
Attest: Saml. P. Welsh, Clerk. 



of the Common Council. 13 

APPENDIX No. VII. 

"To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Public Highways, 
To whom was referred by Councils a resolution directing 
them to inquire into the expediency of passing an act to com- 
pel the owners of lots to pave the whole of the footway in 
front thereof, 

REPORT, 

That they have had the subject under consideration, and 
submit herewith a bill on the subject, which they recommend 
Councils to pass. 

They also report a resolution, directing the paving of a 
private street. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

John Yarrow, Ch'm., 
Samuel Copeland, 
W. Watt, 
Thomas Robins, 
Saun. Lewis, 
Fred. Lennig, 
Edw. W. Roberts. 

Philad. Nov. 21st, 1850. 

m% ©rJJtuauce 

To provide for the paving of footways in front of lots not built 

upon. 

Sec. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelijhia in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That it shall be the duty of every owner of ground not ac- 
tually built upon, opposite to any stone pavement heretofore 
made, or hereafter to be made, to pave with brick or stone, 
the footway in front of such ground, of the breadth of eight 
feet from the curb-stone, and to grade the residue of such 
footway from said pavement to the line of the street, and 
cover the same with gravel, or other hard substance. 

Sec. 2. That if the owner of any such ground shall, after 
ten days notice from the City Commissioners, neglect or refuse 
to pave and grade the footway as aforesaid, it shall be the 



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duty of the said Commissioners so to pave and grade the 
same, and file a lien for the cost and expense thereof, against 
such lot of ground, in the manner set forth and provided by 
existing laws. 

Resolved, That the City Commissioners be directed to no- 
tify the owners of ground bordering thereon, to pave and 
curb the certain private street between George and Chestnut 
street, and extending westward from Schuylkill 3d street. 



APPENDIX No, VIII. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 
The Committee on Police, 

To whom was referred on 7th Nov., by Select Councils, a 
petition of John G. Fox, a night Policeman, asking for com- 
pensation for time lost, occasioned by a wound received from 
the accidental discharge of a pistol, on the 18th day of June 
last, 

REPORT, 

That, from the information furnished, they find that Mr. 
Fox was at the time of the accident returning from special 
duty in the county of Philadelphia, acting under a call of the 
Sheriff*. 

Your Committee therefore deem it inexpedient to take any 
action on the subject, believing the County board to be the 
body to whom the application should be made. 

The Committee submit a resolution annexed, asking to be 
discharged. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. B. HlNMAN, 

J. M. Scott, 
A. G. Waterman, 
John Trucks, 
J. B. Lancaster, 
John P. Wetherill, 
Geo. Griscom. 
Nov. 18, 1850. 

Resolved, That the Committee on Police be discharged 
from the further consideration of the subject. 



of the Common Council. 15 

APPENDIX No. IX. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 
The Committee on Police, 

Respectfully submit two bills, herewith annexed, necessary 
to carry out the Acts of Assembly " establishing an uniform 
system of Police." 

The first making an appropriation for the payment of the 
wages of 4 Lieutenants appointed by Councils, and 55 police- 
men appointed by the Marshal of Police from the number 
nominated by Councils, for the months of November and De- 
cember, and 

The second, defining the mode of payment by the Com- 
mittee on Police — and ask that they may be enacted into 
Ordinances. 

Chas. A. Poulson, Ch'm., 

D. B. HlNMAN, 

A. G. Waterman, 
J. B. Lancaster, 
John Trucks, 
J. M. Scott, 
Geo. Griscom, 
Committee Room, 1 Committee on Police. 

Dec. 4, 1850. f 



Mn <&txtinmtt 

Making an appropriation to the Committee on Police for the 
purpose therein mentioned. 

Sect. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That the sum of Thirty-two hundred dollars be, and the 
same is hereby appropriated to the Committee on Police, to* 
pay the wages of the Lieutenants of Police appointed by Coun- 
cils, and the Policemen appointed by the Marshal of Police, 
under the provisions of an Ordinance passed the 7th day of 
November, 1850, which will grow due during the present year.. 



16 Appendix to the JoudkcI 



Relative to the payment of the Lieutenants of Police, and the? 

Policemen appointed under the provisions of an Ordinance 

therein mentioned. 

Sect. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadalphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That the Committee on Police shall place in the hands of the 
Clerk of Police from time to time, such sums of money as may 
be necessary for the payment of the Lieutenants of Police 
appointed by Councils, and of the Policemen appointed by 
the Marshal of Police, under the provision of an Ordinance 
passed the seventh day of November, 1850 ; entitled " An 
Ordinance providing for the nomination of Policemen to the 
Marshal of Police, and for the election of four Lieutenants of 
Police, in accordance with the Acts of Assembly." 

Sec. 2. That it shall be the duty of the Clerk of Police 
to disburse the funds placed in his hands, under the authority 
of this Ordinance, in such manner and form, and under such 
regulations, as may be prescribed by the Committee on Police. 



APPENDIX No. X. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 
The Committee on Police, 
Respectfully submit the annexed draft of an Ordinance, 
making a change in the Police immediately attached to the 
Mayor's office, and which the Mayor of the City suggests will 
strengthen the means at his disposal for the suppression and 
detection of crime. 

Chas. A. Poulson, Ch'm. 7 

D. R. HlNMAN, 

A. G. Waterman, 
J. R. Lancaster, 
John Trucks, 
J. M. Scott, 
Geo. Griscom, 
Committee Room, ) Committee on Police. 



Dec. 4, 1850 



m, ) 



of the Common Council, 17 

Relating to the Police. 

Sec. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That from and after the passage hereof, the office of Lieu- 
tenant of Police, created by an Ordinance passed the 23d day 
of December, 1841, entitled " A Supplement to several Ordi- 
nances relating to the appointment of High and Special Con- 
stables, and to the organization of the City Watch," be, and 
the same is hereby abolished. 

Sec. 2. That the officer provided for in the said Ordinance, 
styled " Second Lieutenant of Police," shall be called the 
" Lieutenant of Police," and it shall be his duty to keep such 
books and records, and maintain such correspondence as the 
Mayor shall direct : he shall receive the same salary as the 
said Ordinance provides shall be paid to the second Lieuten- 
ant of Police. 

Sec. 3. That from and after the passage hereof, the Mayor 
shall appoint two special constables in addition to the two 
special constables now authorized to be appointed by existing 
Ordinances : such additional special constables shall receive 
the same compensation, be required to perform the like duties, 
and be subject to the same regulations as by existing Ordi- 
nances are provided for, required of, and imposed upon similar 
officers. 

Sec. 4. The several officers herein mentioned, shall be re- 
moveable at the pleasure of the Mayor ; and so much of any 
Ordinance as is inconsistent herewith be, and the same is 
hereby repealed. 



APPENDIX No. XL 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Police 

Respectfully report the annexed draft of an Ordinance, in- 
creasing the wages of the Watchman of the City Hall, from 



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eighteen to twenty-five dollars, in consequence of the increas- 
ing amount of duty he has been called upon to perform. 

Chas. A. Poulson, Ch'm., 

D. B. Hinman, 

A. G. Waterman, 

J. B. Lancaster, 

John Trucks, 

J. M. Scott, 

Geo. Griscom, 

Committee Room, ) Committee on Police. 

Dec. 4th, 1850. / 

To fix the pay of the Watchman of the City Hall. 

Sec. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That from and after the first day of January, 1851, the pay 
of the Watchman of the City Hall shall be Twenty-five dol- 
lars per month, any Ordinance to the contrary notwithstanding. 



APPENDIX No. XII. 

City Commissioners' Office, Lee. 19, 1850. 

To the President and Members of the Common Council : 
Gentlemen : 

The City Commissioners respectfully submit to Council 
the subjoined report of the number, description, and situation 
of the new buildings, for the erection of which in the City 
proper, permits for placing building materials have issued 
from their office during the current year. 

The President of the City Commissioners will request from 
the Boards of the several districts an account of the new build- 
ings erected therein this year, which will be communicated to 
Councils as soon as received. 

Respectfully submitted, 

By order of the City Commissioners, 

ROBERT M. SMITH, Clerk. 



of the Common Council. 



19 



Brought for'd, 
Three story Rail Road depot, 
Three story back buildings, 
Two story dwellings, 
Two story stores, 
Two story brewery, 
Two story coach houses and stables, 
Two story stables, 
Two story warehouse, 
Two story back buildings, 
Two story bake houses, 
Two story work shops, 
Two story Baptist church, 



516 
1 
26 
6 
2 
1 
5 
6 
1 
27 
2 
2 
1 



Ten story manufactory, 1 

Eight story store, 1 

Six story stores, 2 

Six story addition, 1 

Five story stores, 37 

Five story dwellings, 6 

Five story offices, 4 

Five story hotels, 3 

Five story malt houses, 2 

Five story work-shop, 1 

Five story warehouse, 1 

Five story back building, 1 
Four and a half story stores & offices, 4 

Four story dwellings, 105 

Four story stores, 22 

Four story forwarding house, 1 

Four story coach house, 1 

Four story gas holder, 1 

Four story hotels, 2 

Four story shop, 1 

Four story printing office, 1 

Four story exhibition room, 1 

Four story additions, 2 

Four story back buildings, 2 

Three story dwellings, 303 

Three story stores, 4 

Three story depots, 2 

Three story warehouse, 1 

Three story dye house, 1 

Three story hose house, 1 

Three story office, 1 

Three story addition, 1 

Three story factory, 1 

The foregoing buildings are situated in the following sts., &c. 

2 



Two story Associate Reformed Church, 1 

Two story Universalist Church, 

Two story steam engine house, 

Two story shop, 

Two story coach house, 

Two story addition, 

Two story blacksmith's shop, 

Two story school house, 

One story office, 

One story dye house, 

One story stores, 

One story shops, 

One story back buildings, 

One story dwellings, 

One story stable, 

One story work-shop, 

One story blacksmith's shop, 



1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
3 
4 
11 
1 
1 
1 
1 

630 



Delaware Avenue, 
Water street, 
Front street, 
Second street, 
Third street, 
Fourth street, 
Fifth street, 
Sixth street, 
Seventh street, 
Eighth street, 
Ninth street, 
Tenth street, 
Eleventh street, 
Twelfth street, 
Thirteenth street, 
Juniper street, 
Broad street, 
Sch. 8th street, 
Sch. 7th street, 



Sch 
Sch 
Sch 
Sch 
Sch 
Sch 



6th street, 
5th street, 
4 th street, 
3d street, 
2d street, 
Front street, 

Perry street, 

Beech street, 



22 

10 

14 

7 

6 

9 

5 

18 

6 

11 

16 

3 

7 

2 

21 

12 

23 

3 

11 

10 

14 

3 

2 

5 

4 



Vine street, 
Sassafras street, 
Cherry street, 
Mulberry street, 
Filbert street, 
High street, 
Chestnut street, 
George street, 
Walnut street, 
Adelphi street, 
Locust street, 
Spruce street, 
Pine street, 
Lombard street, 
Cedar street, 
Wilcox street, 
New street, 
Sheaff street, 
Pratt street, 
Apple tree alley, 
Bonsall street, 
Harrison street, 
Plymouth street, 
Jacob}- street, 
Barker street, 
Richard street, 
Summer street, 



Eutaw street, 
M'Duffie street, 
Hurst street, 
Oak street, 
Dock street, 
Owen street, 
Barclay street, 
Ritner street, 
Marks lane, 
Crown street, 
Jones street, 
Letitia Court, 
Franklin place, 
Union street, 
Laurel street, 
Library street, 
William street, 
Ohio street, 
Olive street, 
Sansoni street, 
Ann street, 
Coates Alley, 
Winter street, 
Little Pine street, 
Jefferson street, 
Quarry street, 
Rittenhouse street, 



Total, 660 



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APPENDIX No. XIII. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 
The Committee on Public Highways, 

Respectfully report that during the past year they have 
had referred to them sundry petitions, asking for the paving 
of certain streets with cubical blocks of stone ; your com- 
mittee have had the same under consideration, and fully 
agreeing with the views of the petitioners, in the advantages 
of such pavements, they deem this the proper time for action 
to enable them to contract for the material on the most advan- 
tageous terms. 

Mr. Kneass, City Surveyor, wdio recently visited the city 
of Boston, has furnished the committee with information 
obtained there, relative to the price of cubical blocks, that is 
herewith submitted for the information of Councils. 

The committee annex a resolution asking authority to in- 
vite proposals, and to contract for sufficient quantity of stone 
to pave three squares during the ensuing year, and recom- 
mend its passage. 

John Yarrow, Ch'm. 
Thomas Robins, 
Sam'l. Copeland, 
W. Watt, 
Fred. Lennig, 
Edw. W. Roberts, 
Philad. Dec 13, 1850. Saun. Lewis. 

Resolved, That the City Commissioners, under the direc- 
tion of the Committee on Public Highways, be authorized and 
directed to contract for a sufficient quantity of cubical blocks 
of stone, to pave three squares during the ensuing season. 
Said stone to be laid in such streets' as Councils may here- 
after determine. 

Extract from a report of S. H. Kneass, City Surveyor, made 
to the Committee on Public Highways, Dec. 11th, 1850. 

The undersigned, during his recent visit to Boston, with a 
view to the examination of the draining and sewerage of that 
city, ascertained some facts with regard to paving materials, 
that he deems of sufficient interest to lay before your body. 

He finds that cubical blocks of granite, such as those now 
getting into use for the paving of our principal streets, can 



of the Common Council. 21 

be supplied at less cost than the city has been accustomed to 
purchase them at ; especially if contracts be entered into in 
due season. Propositions were made to him to supply granite 
blocks of the proper dimensions, at $1 93 per superficial yard, 
being 49 cents below the rates heretofore paid for a similar 
article. The blocks to be delivered on any wharf within the 
limits of the city. To effect this reduction in price, it is ma- 
terial that the contract should be made sufficiently early to 
allow the quarries the advantage of winter operations. Should 
any paving of this character be contemplated for the ensuing 
season, the public interest would be advanced by calling for 
proposals for the supply of materials at as early a day as 
possible. 

I am also able to say, that if proposals were issued for a 
supply of any definite quantities running through a period of 
several years, that the price would be still further reduced. 

What conclusions Councils have formed with regard to the 
more extended use of granite blocks for street paving, I have 
no means of ascertaining, nor indeed is it within my province 
to inquire. These facts and suggestions are merely thrown 
out as occurring to me in the prosecution of the inquiries ne- 
cessarily connected with the special mission entrusted to my 
charge. 



APPENDIX No. XIV. 

To the Select and Common Councils: 

The Committee on Public Highways, 

To whom was referred by Councils a resolution passed 
by the Board of Wardens of the Port, " calling the attention 
of Councils to the necessity for an early completion of the 
survey of the river Schuylkill, 

Report, that upon inquiry on the subject, they find that 
said survey is being made under an Act of the Legislature, 
authorizing the surveyor of the city, and the surveyors of the 
districts of Spring Garden and Moyamensing, and of the 
township of Blockley, to make a survey of said river, to be 
approved of by the Wardens of the Port, and the expense 
paid by the Commissioners of the county. 



22 Appendix to the Journal 

Your Committee consider that Councils have no authority 
relative to the subject, and ask to be discharged from the 
further consideration of the same, and annex a resolution to 
that effect. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John Yarrow, Ch'm., 
Thomas Robins, 
Sam'l. Copeland, 
W. Watt, 
Fred. Lennig, 
Edw. W. Roberts, 
Robert Hutchinson, 
Saun. Lewis. 

Resolved, That the Committee on Public Highways be dis- 
charged from the further consideration of the subject. 



APPENDIX No. XV. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Public Highways, 

To whom was referred on the 21st November, by Coun- 
cils, the following resolution, to wit : 

" Resolved, That the Committee on Public Highways be, 
and they are hereby instructed to inquire into the expenditure 
of paving, during the ensuing year, all unpaved streets of the 
city, and to obtain an estimate of the cost thereof, and report 
the same to Councils," 

REPORT, 

In part answer to the same, the annexed list of unpaved 
streets, and estimate of the cost of paving them, furnished by 
the City Commissioners, amounting to $45,663 00. 

The near approach of the time for making up the estimate 
of the amount required for the use of this Committee during 
the ensuing year, has induced your Committee to withhold 
their opinion on the expediency, until they present their an- 



ef the Common Council. 23 

nual report, which will embrace the whole expenditure of this 

Committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John Yarrow, Ch'm., 
Thomas Kobins, 
Fred. Lennig, 
Sam'l. Copeland, 
Edw. W. Roberts, 
Robert Hutchinson, 
Saun. Lewis. 
Philad. Dec, 19, 1850. 

Unpaved Streets in North district. 

Cherry street from Schuylkill Fifth to Second street, and from 

Schuylkill Front to Ashton st., about 3460 sq. yds., at 90 c, 3114 00 

Ashton st. from Mulberry to Vine 3756 " " 3380 00 

Filbert st. " Schuylkill Second to Ashton 2050 " " 1845 00 

St. David st. from Sassafras to Vine 1425 " " 1282 00 

Barker st. from Schuylkill Second to Third st. 1175 s. y. " 1058 00 

Willing st. " Cherry to Mulberry 912 sq. yds., " 820 00 

Spring st. " west from Schuylkill Sixth st., 400 " " 360 00 

Broom st. " Spring to Sassafras 125 " " 125 00 

Wyoming st. from Schuylkill Second to Front 375 s. y., " 375 00 

Ash st. " " " to " 560 " " 560 00 

Sims st. " " Front to Ashton 285 " " 285 00 

Cuthbert st. " Ashton st. 285 ft, east, 254 sq. yds., " 254 00 

$13,458 00 
It will require about $3,500 to finish the new paying already 
ordered and now progressing. $3,500 00 



$16,958 00 



Southern District, 

Carver st. in part from Schuylkill Seventh, east $260 

Burton st. " " " " 260 

Schuylkill Seventh " Lombard to Cedar st. 894 

Fifth " " Pine st. 814 

George st. from Schuylkill Second to Front 880 

Ashton st. " George to Chestnut 640 

Porcelain st. in part east from Schuylkill Second 177 

Ashton st. from Locust to Cedar 3304 

Schuylkill Second st. from Chestnut to Pine 4917 

Locust st. from Schuylkill Second to Ashton 2395 

Murray st. in part west of Schuylkill Second 560 

Aspen st. from Chestnut to Lombard 2766 

Palo Alto st from Harrison to Pine 213 

Beach st. from Pine to Cedar 2010 



Amnt. for'd. 20,090 16,958 00 



24 Appendix, to the Journal 

Amount brought forward, $20,090 00 $16,958 00 

Willow st. from Pine to Cedar 2010 

Carbon st. " Spruce to " 1915 
Cooper st. " Schuylkill Second to Third in part 178 

Factory st. " Willow to Carbon 400 

Waverly st. " Schuylkill Sixth to Fourth 704 

Addison st. " " " " 1408 



$26705 
Amount required to pave the streets already 
ordered and partly commenced 2000 28,705 CO 

$45,663 00 



APPENDIX No. XVI. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 
The Committee on Police, 

To whom was referred the consideration of petitions from 
a number of citizens, asking for the " interference of Councils 
against the practice of washing pavements at all hours, or 
any hour of the day which may suit the convenience or ca- 
price of servants or their employers," &c. Respectfully 

REPORT, 
That after an examination and discussion of the various ar- 
guments pro and con, wdiich this interesting subject is suscep- 
tible of eliciting, your Committee are of opinion that at this 
time, it is inexpedient to legislate on the matter, and, therefore, 
ask the adoption of the resolution annexed. 

Chas. A. Poulson, Ch'm. 

Geo. Griscom, 

J. M. Scott, 

J. B. Lancaster, 

John Trucks, 

Committee Room, 1 Committee on Police. 

Dec. 16, 1850. / 

Mesolved, That the Committee be discharged from the fur- 
ther consideration of the subject. 



of the Common Council. 25 

APPENDIX No, XVII. 

To prohibit the placing of awning posts on the foot pave- 
ments in the City of Philadelphia. 

Sect. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That it shall not be lawful hereafter to place or renew on any 
of the foot pavements of any public street, any awning post. 

Sec. 2. Be it ordained and enacted, That no awning^ shall 
be erected or placed in front of any premises in the city of 
Philadelphia, that shall not extend to the full width of the 
footway over which it is situated, under a penalty for each 
and every deviation from the regulations contained in this 
Ordinance, of Fifty dollars, to be sued for and recovered in 
like manner as penalties for breach of Ordinances are by law 
recoverable. 



APPENDIX No. XVIIL 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Public Highways, 

Report the annexed estimate of the amount of money re- 
quired for the public service in the department under their 
charge for the year 1851, amounting to $105,500. 

Your Committee in a former report submitted a list of the 
unpaved streets of the city, and an estimate of the cost of 
paving the same. 

After due consideration they have deemed it expedient to 
recommend the paving of them during the ensuing year, and 
have accordingly provided for them in the estimate herewith 
submitted, and ask that it may receive the sanction of Coun- 
cils. 

The large number of new buildings erected in the western 
part of the city during the past year, together with the com- 
pletion of the railroad connections in that section, induces 
your Committee to believe that the corporation will but de 

4 



26 Appendix to the Journal 

justice to the owners of real estate who for many years have 
been paying taxes on lots that could be advantageously im- 
proved if the streets had been paved ; and that the increased 
expenditure will be speedily repaid by the additional value of 
the taxable property. 

John Yarrow, Ch'm., 
Thomas Robins, 
W. Watt, 
Sam'l. Copeland, 
Robert Hutchinson, 
Satjn. Lewis, 
Fred. Lennig, 
Edw. W. Roberts. 

Estimate, Committee on Public Highways. 

No. 1. New paving of streets, Nth. Dist. 17,000 \ Aa nnA nn 

So. " 29,000 / 4t> ' UUU UU 

2. Re-paving streets, 8,500 00 

3. Repairing streets, and paving over water 

pipes, 12,000 00 

4. New culverts, repairs to culverts and inlets, 

and cleansing culverts, 10,000 00 

5. Repairs and labor on city railroad, 5,000 00 

6. For re-paving 3 squares with cubical blocks, 9,000 00 

7. Subscription to Schuylkill railroad, 3,000 00 

8. Miscellaneous expenses, 7,000 00 

9. Out-standing bills, 5,000 00 

$105,500 00 
Less balance in Treasury from 1850, 2,532 35 



$102,967 65 



APPENDIX No. XIX. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Public Highways, 

Respectfully report the annexed ordinance, making a tempo- 
rary appropriation to the Committee in anticipation of, and on 



of the Common Council 27 

account of the annual appropriation to their use, for the year 
1851, and ask its passage. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John Yarrow, Ch'm., 
Thomas Robins, 
W. Watt, 
Sam'l. Copeland, 
Robert Hutchinson, 
Saitn. Lewis, 
Fred. Lennig, 
Edw. W. Roberts. 
Philad. Jany. 2d, 1851. 



Mn dbtXHtimtt 

Making a temporary appropriation to the Committee on 
Public Highways. 

Sec. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That the sum of Ten thousand dollars be, and the same is 
hereby appropriated for the use of the Committee on Public 
Highways ; which sum shall form a part of, and be deducted 
by the City Treasurer from the annual appropriation to said 
Committee, for the year One thousand eight hundred and 
fifty-one. 



APPENDIX No. XX. 

To the Select and Common Councils: 
The Committee on Police, 

In compliance with the requirements of the third section 
of an Ordinance, entitled " an Ordinance for auditing and 
controlling the expenditures of the city," passed on the first 
day of October, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five, 

Respectfully report — 
The annexed estimates of the amount of money which will 



Dec. 30, 1850 



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28 Appendix to the Journal 

be required for the use of the city in the Police department 
of the corporation for the year one thousand eight hundred 
and fifty-one. 

Chas. A. Poulson, Ch'm. 

D. B. HlNMAN, 

Geo. Griscom, 
A. G. Waterman, 
John Trucks, 
John P. Wetherill, 
J. M. Scott, 
Committee Room, \ Committee on Police. 

ESTIMATES 

Of Expenditures by the Committee on Police for the year 1851. 

£IRST. 

Pay of Night Police, vix : 

Four captains, @ $600 pr. annum, $2400 00 

Four lieutenants, @ $450 each pr. 

annum, 1800 00 

Four turnkeys @ $365 each pr. 

annum, 1460 00 

Two hundred policemen @ $380 each 

per annum, 7600 00 

— 81660 00 

SECOND. 

Pay of Day Police, viz : 

Four High constables @ $500 each 

per annum, 2000 00 

Thirty-four policemen @ $400 each 

per annum, 13600 00 

15600 00 

THIRD. 

Pay of Lamplighters, viz : 

Four Superintendents @ $240 each 

per annum 960 00 

Fifty-seven lamplighters @ $120, each 

per annum, 6840 00 



FOURTH. 

Pay of Policemen in Mayor's office, 

&c, viz: 
Clerk of Police, per annum, 
Lieutenant of police, do. 


800 00 
700 00 



Amount carried forward, $1500 00 105,060 00 



of the Common Council. 



29 



Amount brought forward, $1500 00 105060 00 
Four special constables @ $500 each 

per annum, 
Messenger, do. 
Turnkey, do. 
Driver of prison carriage, do. 
Watchman, City hall, do. 



2000 00 


360 


00 


360 


00 


360 


00 


300 


00 



4880 00 



FIFTH. 

Pay of Clerks of Markets, $c, viz : 
Two clerks of High street market, 

@ $600 each, per annum, 
Two deputy clerks, who also act as 

watchmen of Market houses, each 

$420 per annum, 
Clerk of Second street Market per 

annum. 
One deputy clerk and watchman per 

annum, 
Clerk of Western Market, per annum, 
One deputy clerk, and watchman per 

annum, 



1200 00 



840 00 

500 00 

365 00 
500 00 

365 00 



SIXTH. 

Pay for Gas and fitting, viz : 

Oil, 

Lamps, (cast iron,) 

Lamp posts (do.) 


34,200 00 

2800 00 

1300 00 

400 00 



3770 00 



SEVENTH. 

Pay of Miscellaneous expenses, viz: 
The cost of taking up dogs ; reward- 
ing persons active in bringing of- 
fenders to justice ; carpenters, 
. brick-layers, blacksmiths, painters, 
and plumbers work and materials ; 
Prison carriage and horses, and 
keep of the same; fuel; water 
rent, &c, &c. 



38,700 00 



From this amount deduct unexpended 

balance of 1850, 6955 88 

Less amount of out-standing bills 1000 00 



6170 00 
158,580 00 



5955 88 



Amount carried forward, 



$152,624 12 






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Amount brought forward, §152,624 12 

To this amount must be added the pay 

and incidental expenses of the Police 

under the direction of the Marshal of 

the Philadelphia police district — viz : 
Four lieutenants @ $2 each per day, 2920 00 
Fifty-five policemen @ $400 per 

annum, each, 22000 00 



Total amount of Estimates for 1851 



25,920 00 



$178,544 12 



APPENDIX No. XXI. 

TO THE COMMITTEE ON POLICE. 

Gentlemen : — The kind reception you gave last year to 
the " Statistical Memoranda of some of the affairs of the 
Committee on Police," has encouraged the preparation of a 
second series of documents, of similar character, which I 
have the honor herewith to present to you. They contain 
such additional matter as experience has suggested would be 
interesting, and further illustrative of this branch of the 
public service. And I may truly add, the whole is, of your 
careful and successful agency in disbursing the means appro- 
priated to the use of the Committee for the year 1850. 

With great respect, your obedient servant, 
CHAS. A. POULSON, 
Committee Room, 1 Chairman Committee on Police. 

Jan. 1, 1851. / 



LAMPLIGHTING, &c, 1850. 

District No. 1. 

Smith Crowell, January 
Superintendent, and February 
twelve Lamplighters. March 
April 
May 



Amount carried forward, 77 60 219 



Amount 
of extra 
lighting. 
H. M. 

22 
19 


No. of lights 
of glass used 
in repairing 
lamps. 


Number of 

Metallic 

repairs to 

lamps. 


101 


27 


22 


23 


10 


9 30 


63 


28 


5 30 


32 





65 



of the Common Council. 



31 



LAMPLIGHTING, &c, 1850. 

Amount brought forward, 
June 
July 
August 
September 
October 
November 
December 



Amount No. of lights Number of 
of extra of glass used Metallic 
lighting in repairing repairs to 
lamps. 



II. M 

77 60 
1 30 
9 30 

18 30 

10 

15 

26 30 

39 30 



lamps. 

219 
62 
41 

40 
24 
34 
40 



6o 
12 

8 
11 
10 
11 

5 



Totals, 


198 30 


460 


122 


District No. 2. 

Edward Stroud, January 
Superintendent, and February 
twelve Lamplighters. March 
April 


27 20 

18 30 

8 45 

10 45 


28 
80 

60 


3 
5 

8 


May 

June 


10 
1 30 


92 

• 9 


7 
4 


July 

August 


3 15 
13 45 


98 
94 


3 
5 


September 
October 


4 
15 45 


28 




November 


31 






December 


42 







Totals, 



186 35 



489 



35 



District No. 3. January 

William J. Smith, February 
Superintendent, and March 
seventeen Lamplight- April 
ers. May 

June 
July 
August 
September 
October 
November 
December 



33 
22 

15 10 
17 

5 30 

4 

13 30 
27 

8 
55 

37 45 
41 30 



132 

109 

91 

80 

97 

43 

107 

86 

100 

120 

178 

103 



11 
11 

9 
21 
16 

6 
15 

7 
10 

5 
12 

9 



Totals, 



279 25 1246 



132 



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LAMP-LIGHTING, &c, 1850. 
District No. 4. 

Lewis Lewis, January 
Superintendent, and February 
sixteen Lamplighters. March 
April 
May 
June 
July 
August 
September 
October 
November 
December 

Totals, 



Amount 
of extra 
lighting. 

H. M. 


No. of lights 
of glass used 
in repairing 
lamps. 


Number of 
Metallic 

repairs to 
lamps. 


38 30 


65 


4 


22 30 


40 


4 


7 


76 


5 


10 30 


77 


13 


8 30 


101 


10 


4 


70 


10 


11 


113 


8 


20 


86 


6 


10 


81 





21 


78 


4 


3 30 


53 


5 


41 


86 


22 



197 30 



926 



91 



RECAPITULATION. 



No. of No. of lights Number of 

men, in- of glass used Metallic 

eluding in repairing repairs to 

Super. lamps. lamps. 



In District No. 1. (S. E.,) 

« « No. 2, (N. E.,) 

« No. 3, (S. W.,) 


13 


460 


122 


13 


489 


35 


18 


1246 


132 


" No. 4, (N. W.,) 


17 


926 


91 



Totals, 



61 



2121 



380 



Amount of extra lighting on cloudy (" moonlight") 
nights in the year 1850, was — 
In District No. 1, 

" " No. 2, - 
" " No. 3, 

" " No. 4, - 



198 
186 
279 
197 



30 
35 

25 
30 



215 30 



Average in each District, 

The lighting and extinguishing of the street lamps 
are done in accordance with a special Calendar, provided for 
each station house, which designates the time to the lamp- 
lighters by the rising and setting of the Sun, and the Moon's 
phases. Directions are also given to light the lamps on 
cloudy ("moonlight") nights. 



of the Common Council. 33 

LAMPS Number of 

.UAiuro. Public Lamp§ 

Gas. Oil 

"There are 1673 lamps distributed throughout the 
streets, &c. of the city, as follows, per reports of 
the Superintendents of lamp-lighters. 

In District No. 1, (S.'E.,) 385 

In District No. 2, (N. E.,) 373 

In District No. 3, (S. W.,) 346 141 

In District No. 4, (N. W.,) 372 56 



Totals, 1476 197 

All the streets, lanes, alleys, &c. east of Ninth street, 
are lighted with gas ; and also the " built" portion of the city 
west of Ninth street. There are 197 oil lamps used also in 
the streets west of Ninth street. 

Each gas lamp ought to consume 7 cubic feet per hour. 

CAST-IRON LAMPS AND POSTS. 

T, A MPS Lamps Lamps 

_u^.xu.x u. with without Pogtg> 

sockets, sockets. 

On hand January 15, 1850, - - 33 , 24 

Purchased in 1850, - 200 

Balance on hand, Dec. 31, 1850, - 38 3 

POSTS. 

>On hand January 31, 1850, — - - 132 

" December 31, 1850 70 

Used during the year, ... - 62 

There are also 4 posts^ of the old pattern in the City Car- 
penter's shop. 

OIL. GALLONS. 

Balance on hand at N. W. Station house, Dec. 31, 1849, 1160J 
March 20, 1850, purchased, (Summer oil,) ; 267 

July 2, " " " • 595 

October, 2, " " (Winter Oil,) 1503 



3525J 
-Balance on hand Dec. 31, 1850, Sum., 66] Win., 764 gs., 830 

Amount used during the year, - - 2695* 

5 



34 Appendix to the Journal 

GAS, AND FITTING LAMPS. 

Cost of gas consumed from December 1, 1849, to November 
30, 1850, was as follows, viz : 

To March To June To Sep. To Dec. Totals. 

1, 1850, 1, 1850. 1, 1850. 1, 1850. Dls. Cts. 

In the street lamps, $10,675 50 6,500 85 6,549 78 6,670 50 30,396 63 

" Fitting " 186 75 84 25 337 75 309 917 75 
" Markt. houses High 

street, 231 91 272 86 145 14 ^ 

" 2d " 64 36 60 80 24 70 I 

" Fish " 5 58 6 89 2 61 f 266 00 1210 29 

" Market st. bridge, 62 94 46 79 19 71 J 

"State House steeple 45 47 33 49 35 51 43 70 158 17 

" City offices, 42 54 26 50 21 17 34 63 124 84 

" N. W. sta. house, 39 98 37 19 38 47 49 59 165 23 

«N,£. « " 54 29 53 66 46 60 5152 206 07 

'•&E. " " 47 88 42 97 3185 5173 174 43 

"S. W. " " 30 78 28 64 27 79 33 56 120 77 

In Washington square, 63 80 14 60 78 40 

" Franklin " 41 69 3 44 45 13 

$11,487 98 7,194 897,386 57 7,528 27 
Delaware Avenue, 250 80 152 00 152 00 152 00 706 80 

$11,738 78 7,346 89 7,538 57 7,680 27 34,304 51 
RECAPITULATION. 



Pay for gas to March 1st, 1850, $11,738 78 

" to June 1st, 7,346 89 

" " to September 1st, 7,538 57 

" to November 30th, 7,680 27 



$34,304 51 

devious to the first of March, the consumption of 
gas in the street lamps and market houses, was charged per 
meter, since then, @ $20 each per annum. 

DOGS, 1850. 

Number of Dogs taken up by orders of the Mayor, in 
conformity with law, from June to August, 968 

Number of Dogs redeemed by owners, - 99 99 
" " killed, --- - 869 869 

Amount of incidental expenses, as per certified 

reports of High Constables, - - - - 77 02 

Total cost of taking up Dogs, - $946 02 



of the Common Council, 35 

DOGS, (continued.) 

MAYOR, IN ACCOUNT WITH COMMITTEE ON POLICE. 

To amount of cash advanced to the Major, Dr. Cr. 

for taking up dogs at sundry times, $950 00 

By amount expended for taking up dogs, as 
per the Mayor's account and vouchers, 
from June to August, - §946 02 

By balance received from the Mayor, and 
paid over to the city Treasurer, by Chair- 
man of Committee on Police, ... 3 98 



. $950 00 $950 00 

A LIST OF THE ACTUAL EXPENDITURES BY THE COMMITTEE ON 
POLICE, INCLUDING APPROPRIATIONS FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES, 
DURING THE YEAR 1850. 

Dls. cts. 

Badges for Police, §28 50 

Bricklayer's work, 5149 

Candles, used in public lamps when the gas works 

were inundated by freshet, - - - - 154 70 

Candle-wick, &c, for oil street lamps,- - - 15 90 

Canes, for Day police, 76 00 

Carpenter's work, - - -. - - 132 73 

Cleaning station houses, 68 50 

Chloride of lime, 10 38 

Coal, for station houses, 219 00.* 

Compensations to injured Policemen, - - 526 38 

Furnace, &c, for warming N. W. station house, - 151 88 

Gas, and fitting — Public lamps, - - 33597 71 

Harness, repairs to (Prison carriage), - - 17 18 
Horse keep, &c, and purchase of a horse, @ $110 683 37 

Taking up, and killing dogs, &c, ... -950 00 

Lamposts and tulips therefor, (cast iron), - - 941 87 

Lamps — (cast iron,) - - - - ' - - 1275 00 

Lumber, 47 71 

Matches, for lamp lighting, - 108 00 

Medical attendance on Policemen &c, - - 62 00 

Oil, - 2674 05 

Painting and glazing, 35/80 

Pay of Marshal's police, (Dist. of Philadelphia,) 3120 32 

Pay of City police and lamp-lighters, - - 113103 88 



Amount carried forward, $158,052 30 



36 Appendix to the Journal 

Amount brought forward, 

Petty bills paid by President of City Commis- 
sioners, 

Printing, - 

Rag-carpet — station house, - 

Rattles, for night police, - 

Refreshments for Police at fire, at Vine and 
Front street, kc. r 

Repairs of lamps> per contract, and extras, 
" to Prison carriage, - - 

Stationery, 

Paid Mayor for secret services, - 

Shoeing horses, (Prison carriage,) - 

Water rent, at station houses, - 

$161,460 17 
Balance to the credit of Committee, Dec. 31. 

1850, - .... 6955 88 
Amount of Annual and Special Appropriations 

for the year 1850, - - - - $168,416 05 



DIs. 

158,052 


Ct3 

30 


1579 72 


245 


03 


11 


88 


64 75 


156 


25 


1014 87 


17 


00 


56 


.75 


200 


00 


26 


62 


35 


00 



APPENDIX, No. XXII. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Commitee on Police respectfully submit the annexed 
draft of an Ordinance making a temporary appropriation for 
the current expenses of the Police, in anticipation and on ac- 
count of the annual appropriation to their use for the year 
1851. 

Chas. A. Poulson, Chairman. 

D. B. HlNMAN, 

Geo. Griscom, 
A. G. Waterman, 
J. B. Lancaster, 
John Trucks, 
John P. Wetherill, 
J. M. Scott, 

Committee Room, 1 Committee on Police. . 

Dec. 30th, 1850. / 



of the Common Council. 37 

Win <®x%inuntt 

Making a temporary appropriation to the Committee on Police. 

Sec. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That the sum of fifty thousand dollars be, and the same is 
hereby appropriated, for the use of the Committee on Police, 
which sum shall form a part of, and be deducted by the City 
Treasurer from the amount of the annual appropriation to. 
said Committee on Police, for the year one thousand eight hun- 
dred and fifty-one. 



APPENDIX No. XXIII. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Police respectfully submit herewith, an 
estimate of the amount of money which will be required for 
lighting Delaware avenue with gas, and for fitting and repairs 
to lamps therein during the year one thousand eight hundred 
and fifty-one. Also a draft of an Ordinance annexed, making 
the annual appropriation of money therefor from the Girard 
fund, in accordance with the first cla/use of the twenty-second 
item of the Will of Stephen Girard, viz: 
For pay of lighting Delaware avenue with gas, 
fitting and repairs incidental to the same, 
during the year 1851, - $800 00 

Less amount of unexpended balance of appro- 
priation for the year 1850, - - - 493 20 



$306 80 
Chas. A. Poulson, Ch'm.-, 

D. B. HlNMAN, 

Geo. Griscom, 
A. G. Waterman, 
J. B. Lancaster, 
John Trucks, 
John P. Wetherill, 
J. M. Scott, 
Committee Room, 1 Committee on Police. 

Dec. 30, 1850. ( 



38 Appendix to the Journal 

Making an appropriation for lighting Delaware avenue with gas. 

Sec. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That the sum of three hundred and six dollars and eighty 
cents, together with the unexpended balance remaining to the 
credit of the appropriation for lighting Delaware avenue, 
amounting to the sum of four hundred and ninty-three dol- 
lars and twenty cents, be, and the said sums, amounting to- 
gether to the sum of eight hundred dollars, are hereby ap- 
propriated, under the twenty-second item of the Will of 
Stephen Girard, for the purpose of lighting Delaware avenue 
wi^h gas, and for fitting and repairs incident thereto, for the 
year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one. The said 
appropriation to be paid by the Commissioners of the Girard 
estates upon the requisitions of the Committee on Police. 
Provided That the price to be paid for gas shall not exceed 
that paid for the public lamps in the streets of the city. 



APPENDIX No. XXIV. 

To the /Select and Common Councils: 

The Committee on Police, to whom was referred the memo- 
rial of a number of citizens asking "to devise some means to 
prevent the building of steam saw-mills within the city — be- 
cause of the depreciation of the value of their property in 
the vicinity thereof, and of the great danger apprehended 
from the explosion of steam boilers therein, and of fire there- 
from," 

Respectfully report: 

That the matters complained of do not appear to be within 
the jurisdiction of Councils; your Committee therefore ask 
the adoption of the resolution annexed. 

Chas. A. Poulson, Ch'm. 

D. B. HlNMAN, 

Geo. Griscom, 
A. G. Waterman, 
J. B. Lancaster, 
John Trucks, 
John P. Wetherill, 
Committee Room, ) Committee on Police. 

Dec. 30, 1850. J 



of the Common Council. 39 

Resolved, That the Committee on Police be discharged 
from the further consideration of the subject. 



APPENDIX XXV. 

To the Select and Common Councils. 

The Committee on Library report that they have received 
the accompanying communications. 

They report the annexed resolutions, and recommend their 
passage by Councils. 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. S. Wickersham, Ch'm. 
Charles Abbey, 
Fredk. Lennig. 
Philadelphia, Dec. 19th, 1850. 

Resolved, That the thanks of the Select and Common 
Councils of the City of Philadelphia be, and they are hereby 
tendered to the Authorities of the City of Paris through 
M. Vattemare, for the valuable works presented to the City 
through him. 

Resolved, That the Chairman of the Committee on the 
Library be instructed to transmit a copy of the foregoing 
resolutions to M. Vattemare. 

Resolved, That the Committee on the Library be instructed 
to have placed in the Loganian Library the various works 
received through M. Vattemare, to remain there for the use 
of the public until otherwise ordered. 

Resolved, That the Committee on the Library be authorized 
to have the books suitably bound, before depositing them 
with the Loganian Library. 

Philadelphia, Nov. 21st, 1850. 
Morris S. Wickersham, Esq., Chairman of the Committee on 

the Library of the Common Council. 

Sir, — In addition to the works relative to Science, Arts, 
City Administrations, &c, already presented in 1848 and 
1849 to the City of Philadelphia in the name of the Corpora- 
tion of the City of Paris, the Ministers of the Interior and 
Public Instruction, I have the honor of sending you the 
following : 



40 Appendix to the Journal 

Monuments of Nineveh, by Botta, large Folio, from No. 1 
to 87, inclusive. 

Monumental Satistics of Paris, exhibiting all the monu- 
ments from the time of Julius Csesar, Nos. 20 to 25 inclusive 
in continuation. 

Both the above presented by the Ministers of Public 
Instruction and Interior of France as a token of long 
cherished fraternal feelings of the citizens of France to- 
wards the citizens of Philadelphia and the United States. 
These, Mr. President, being such a token, I trust you will 
take care that they may be placed in such an institution or 
other public place as may render them most easily accessible 
to the citizens generally; and that the City of Philadelphia 
will cheerfully follow the example of the Cities of Boston, 
New York, and others, by having a free Library. In your 
case fortunately the nucleus exists of such a Library in the 
Loganian Library in Fifth street, where I would suggest that 
they might very suitably be deposited. 

If the feelings which prompt this gift are reciprocated by 
your honorable body and the Citizens of Philadelphia, this 
token will only be a harbinger of others still more valuable. 
In reference to anything which it may be desired to send to 
France to be deposited in the American Library of the City 
of Paris, I have the honor of referring you to my farewell 
address and other documents handed to you this morning, 
and to the conversations on the subject had with you and 
with Mr. Lloyd P. Smith of the Philadelphia Library, in 
whose charge I have placed the works mentioned above. 

I have the honor to be, sir, 
Very respectfully yours, 
ALEXANDER VATTEMARE. 

Philadelphia, Bee. SOth, 1850. 

Dear Sir, — I take the liberty of addressing a note to 
you, as Chairman of the Committee of Councils on the 
Library, in regard to the disposition of the books presented 
to the City by M. Vattemare ; the last instalment of which 
he forwarded through me with a note to yourself, expressing 
his views of the propriety of depositing them in the Loganian 
Library. This latter disposition of them he mentioned ver- 
bally to me he would have made of them himself, if he had 
not been restricted by the French Government to National, 
State and Municipal bodies. The consideration which weighed 
with him in this preference of the Loganian Library over any 



of the Common Council. 41 

other place of deposit, was the liberal provisions of its founda- 
tion, which I will explain to your honorable Committee in a 
few words. 

The Loganian Library, under the same roof as the Phila- 
delphia Library, but a separate Trust, owes its foundation to 
the Hon. James Logan, the confidential friend and counsellor 
of William Penn, and for some time President of the Council 
of the Province of Pennsylvania. Its foundation consists of 
a portion of his own valuable private library which has been 
added to by the liberality and public spirit of other Philadel- 
phians, particularly William Logan, son of the founder, and 
William Mackensie. The collection now amounts to about 
10,000 volumes, principally in the learned and existing 
languages of Europe. It is endowed by its founder in trust 
forever for the use of the Citizens of Philadelphia and others 
as a Free Library, and is open every day from 10 A. M. till 
sundown, for consultation and the gratuitous loan of books 
(the return of the latter secured by a money deposit, of 
double the value of the book lent, by the borrower). The 
Legislature of Pennsylvania passed an Act in 1792 vesting 
the trust in the Directors of the Philadelphia Library and 
three descendants of the founder. 

We should be happy to have your Honorable Committee 
pay a visit to this Institution and examine its arrangements 
for yourselves. 

Very respectfully, your obedient servant, 

JNO. JAY SMITH, Librarian. 
Pr. LLOYD P. SMITH. 

To M. S. Wickersham, Esq. 

Chairman, &c, &c. 



42 Appendix to the Journal 



APPENDIX No. XXVI. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

In compliance with the Ordinance of October 1st, 1835, 
The Committee on Legacies and Trusts submit the following 
Estimate of Money, required in their Department for 1851. 

To the Committee on Legacies and Trusts : 

For the Fire Department, 20 Companies @ 

$300 each, - $6000 00 

The Board of Engineers, - - 200 00 

Incidentals in carrying out the various trusts 
under their charge, and Taxes on the 
Boudinot Lands ... 300 00 

The Boudinot Lands should, in the opinion of the Com- 
mittee, be visited the ensuing season, so that the Committee 
may report to Councils as to the expediency of selling the 
whole or a portion thereof j or should Councils so elect, the 
Leasing of the lands may be deemed advisable. 

In either case, however, it would be difficult to arrive at a 
proper conclusion without a personal inspection. 

The sum asked for to carry out this purpose is $200 00 
The Committee respectfully ask an appropriation of six 
thousand seven hundred dollars, as is detailed above. 

Geo. R. Fisher, Ch'm. 

W. Watt, 

Wm. F. Hansell, 

M. S. WlCKERSHAM, 

J. E. Hagert, 

Saun. Lewis, 
Robert Hutchinson, 
T. J. Perkins. 



of the Common Council* 43 



APPENDIX No. XXVII. 



Providing for a subscription of one million five hundred 
thousand dollars to the capital stock of the Pennsylvania 
Railroad Company. 

Whereas the early completion of a continuous line of railroad 
without inclined planes from Philadelphia to the Ohio River 
and the Lakes, is indispensably necessary to protect and 
extend the inland trade of Philadelphia, and whereas the 
mountain divisions of the Pennsylvania Railroad is the 
only link now wanting to perfect the chain, and whereas, 
its immediate construction can be secured by the cordial and 
energetic co-operation of the corporate authorities of the City 
and County of Philadelphia with the other parties in interest ; 
therefore, 

Section 1st. Be it ordained and enacted by the citizens 
of Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That the Mayor of the City be, and he is hereby authorized 
and required, to subscribe in the name of the Mayor, Alder- 
men and Citizens of Philadelphia, for thirty thousand shares 
in the capital stock of The Pennsylvania Railroad Company 
whenever the like amount of thirty thousand shares shall 
have been subscribed by others, in conformity with the pro- 
visions of the charter of said Railroad Company. 

Section 2d. And be it further ordained and enacted by 
the authority aforesaid, That to provide for the payment of 
the respective instalments on said shares of stock, as the same 
may become due and payable, according to the provisions of 
the act incorporating the said Railroad Company, the Mayor 
shall be, and he is hereby authorized from time to time to raise 
by loan, on the best terms he can obtain, and at a rate of inte- 
rest not exceeding six per centum per annum, payable half- 
yearly on the first days of January and July, such sum or sums 



44 Appendix to the Journal 

as may be necessary for the purposes aforesaid, not in the 
whole exceeding one million, five hundred thousand dollars, for 
which certificates shall be issued in the usual form by the City 
Treasurer under the direction of the Committee of Finance, 
in such sums as may be convenient to the lenders, not, how- 
ever, for any fractional part of one hundred dollars ; the said 
loan to be redeemable, two hundred and fifty thousand dollars 
on the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and 
eighty-six, and two hundred and fifty thousand dollars on the 
first day of July in the years 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, and 1891, 
and not before, without the consent of the holders of said 
certificates ; which shall be transferable in like manner with 
other certificates of City debt ; and any premium which may 
be obtained on said loan shall be placed to the credit of the 
Sinking Fund. 



APPENDIX No. XXVIII. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



CITY COMMISSIONERS, 



FOR THE YEAR 1850. 



46 



Appendix to the Journal 



CITY EXPENDITURES, 



AUTHORIZED BY 



COMMITTEES OF COUNCILS, 



From January 1st, 1850, to December 2>lst, 1850. 



1850. 
Jan. 1, 

18, 
Mar. 15, 

28, 
April 11, 



iVo. 1. Watering Committee. 



No. 



Cr. 



Feb. 7, 
11, 

Mar. 7, 

April 4, 
May 2, 



By balance not expended of last year's appro- 
priation, 

By appropriation by ordinance, 
By ditto, ditto, 

By ditto, ditto, 

By ditto, ditto, 



Dr. For the following payments on requisitions 
of the Committee and orders of the Mayor. 

To Frederick Graff, for distribution, iron pipes, 
salaries, and thirty-inch 
main, 

Ditto for distribution, thirty-inch 

ruaiD, water power, Fair 
Mount works, and addi- 
tional reservoirs, . 

Ditto, for thirty-inch m ain, distri- 

bution, water power, ad- 
ditional reservoirs, iron 
pipes, and Fair Mount 
works, . 

Ditto, for thirty-inch main, distri- 

bution, water power, sa- 
laries, and Fair Mount 
works, . 

Ditto, for thirty-inch main, dis- 

tribution, water power, 
Fair Mount works, sala- 
ries and incidentals, 

Amount carried forward, 



Dolls. C. 



2248 46 
18000 00 
14500 00 
17500 00 
88034 39 



120282 85 



43170 



17999 52 



13938 31 



15685 



92 



57 



J 61703,02 



of the Common Council. 



47 



1850. 
2, 
June 6, 

July 5, 
5, 

5, 
Aug. 8, 

Sep. 5, 

Oct. 3, 

3, 

Nov. 7, 



7, 
Dec. 4, 



28, 



Amount brought forward, 
To Frederick Graff', for iron pipe and inciden- 
tals, 

Ditto, for distribution, water 

power, iron pipes, Fair 
Mount works, salaries, 
and thirty-inch main, 

Ditto, for distribution, iron 

pipes, Water power, 
Fair Mount works, and 
thirty-inch main, 

Ditto, for thirty-inch main, dis- 

tribution, iron pipes, 
Fair Mount works, wa- 
ter power, salaries, and 
incidentals, . 

Ditto, for iron pipes and Fair 

Mount works, 

Ditto, for distribution, iron 

pipes, thirty-inch main, 
water power, Fair Mo't 
works, salaries, and in- 
cidentals, 

Ditto, for distribution, iron 

pipes, water power, 
thirty-inch main, sala- 
ries, and Fair Mount 
works, . 

Ditto, for distribution, iron 

pipes, Fair Mo't works, 
water power, thirty- 
inch main, incidentals, 

Ditto, for thirty-inch main, sa- 

laries and incidentals, 

Ditto, for distribution, iron 

pipes, water power, Fair 
Mount works, thirty- 
inch main, additional 
reservoirs, salaries and 
incidentals, . 

Ditto, for thirty-inch main, iron 

pipes, and incidentals, 

Ditto, for distribution, iron 

pipes, Fair Mo't works, 
water power, salaries, 
incidentals, and thirty- 
inch main, . 

Ditto, for distribution, iron 

pipes, water power, Fair 
Mount works, thirty- 
inch main, and inci- 
dentals, 

Amount carried forward, 



No. 


Dolls. 
61703 


\C 
<)2 


6 


2172 89 


7 


17639 75 


8 


2864 


19 


9 


10227 22 


10 


1967 


m 


12 


10073 


51 


13 


2656 


75 


14 


4053 


32 


15 


2042 


70 


16 


3761 


89 


17 


1535 


77 


18 


7934 

• 


57 


19 


1186 


78 




129620 


11 



48 



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1850. 
28, 



28, 



31, 



Amount brought forward, 
To Frederick Graff, for thirty-inch main, dis- 
tribution, Fair Mount 
works, water power, 
iron pipes, and addi- 
tional reservoirs, . 
Ditto, for incidentals, salaries, 

and thirty-inch main, 



No. 



To balance, 



Jan. 


1, 


Feb. 


12, 


April 


11, 


1849. 


Dec. 


31, 


1850. 


Jan. 


1, 




2, 




4, 




10, 




10, 



No. 2. Committee of Finance. 

Cr. 
By balance not expended of last year's appro- 
priation, 

By A. Traquair, for amount advanced to him, 
March 14, 1849, to pay petty bills, and now 
repaid, . . . 
By appropriation by ordinance, 



Dr. For the following payments on requisitions 
of the Committee and orders of the Mayor. 

To Joel Jones for salary as Mayor, from Oct. 
16, 1849, to Dec. 31, 1849. . 

To Stockholders of City loans, for six months' 
interest, due this day, ... 

To Horace Ladd for 3 mos. salary as Vaccine 
Physician, N. W. District, due 31st ultimo, 

To Samuel H. Kneass for ditto as Principal 
City Regulator and Surveyor, 

To Adam Traquair for petty bills paid by him, 
from Oct. 2, 1849, to Dec. 31, 1849, . 

To John Clawges for collecting 67 cases suc- 
cessfully vaccinated, N. E. District, 4th qr., 
of 1849, at 25 cts., $17 25— -One qr.'s salary 
$12 50, 

Amount carried forward, 



Dolls. \C. 
129620 11 



1137 36 

868 75 

131626 22 
8456 63 

140282 85 



267226 64 



75 00 
277307 69 



544609 33 




90957,38 



of the Common Council. 



49 



1850. 
Jan. 10, 
15, 

18, 

28, 

28, 

31, 
31, 
31, 

Feb. 1, 
1, 

13, 



13, 

13, 
15, 

28, 



No. 

Amount brought forward, 

To James Kelley for 40 ditto, S. E. District 
$10; quarter's salary, $12 50, 

To Commissioners of Girard Estates, for 6 mo's. 
interest on $26,400, City Loan, due July 1, 
1849, 

To John M. Fernsler, for 60 ditto, N. W. Dis 
trict, $15, one quarter's salary, $12 50. Over- 
plus due from 3d, 2d, $10, . 

To H. L. Lipman for stationery for Clerk of 
Select Council, City Commissioners, and 
City Clerk, from Oct. 10, 1849, to Dec. 10. 
1849, 

To John Hewston, for collecting 72 cases suc- 
cessfully vaccinated, S. WV District, 4th qr. 
of 1849, at 25 cts., $18, one qr.'s salary, 
$12 50 , 

To Thos. Birch, Jr., for one month's salary, 
as Clerk of Common Council, due this day, | 

To Edmund Wilcox, for ditto, as Clerk of Se- 
lect Council, ditto, .... 

To C. M. Gatchell, and S. Barry, for one mo's. 
services as Messengers to City Treasurer and 
City Commissioners, due this day, at $30 
each, 

To John Neff for one mo's. salary as Superin- 
tendent of City Rail-road, due this day, 

To Edward Trimmer, per A. Traquair, for hire 
of one carriage, at reception of General Cad- 
walader, $2; 2 ditto at ditto of General Tay- 
lor, $5; 2 ditto at ditto of Father Mathew, 
$4, 

To Lydia R. Bailey for printing and stationery 
for Councils, Quarterly and Annual reports 
of City Treasurer, and City Commissioners, 
Notices, Ordinances, Report of Commission- 
ers of Girard Estates, &c, from Sept. 22, 
1849, to Feb. 6, 1850 

To Crissy & Markley for printing and binding 
books of forms for City Treasurer, City Com- 
missioners, and Citv Clerk, from Dec. 18, 
1849, to Feb. 5, 1850, .... 

To Adam Traquair for annual advance to pay 
petty bills, 

To Thos. Wallace for 17 tax book duplicates, 
for 1850, half-bound, at 90 cts., $15 30 ; 3 
large office tax books, north, middle, and 
south, full-bound, $12 90, . 

To Bowens and Brown, for bill of exchange on 
London, to pay interest on coupons, ,£719, 
6s. 5d., at 9J advance. 

Amount carried forward, 



Dolls, a. 

90957 38 

22 50 



792 00 
37 50 

1280 

3050 

66 67 
66 67 

60 00 

50 00 



1100 

384 28 

97 00 
75 00 

28 20 

3500 69 
96192 19 



50 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 
Feb. 28, 

28, 
28, 

28, 
Mar. 13, 

14, 
14, 

14, 



30, 

30, 

30, 

30, 

30, 

30, 

30, 

30, 

30, 

30, 

30, 
30. 
30, 
30, 
30, 
30, 



No. 



Amount brought forward, 
To Thomas Birch, Jr., for one month's salary 

as Clerk of Common Council, due this day, 
To Edmund Wilcox, for do, as Clerk of Select 

Council, ditto, 

To C. M. Gatchell and S. Barry, for ditto, as 
Messengers of City Treasurer, and City Com- 
missioners, at $30 each, ditto, 
To John Neff, do, as Superintendent of City 
Railroad, ditto, 

To John P. Sanderson, per E. Olmsted, for six 
month's advertis. and subscription to Daily 
News, due Dec. 1, 1849, per contract, . 

To Christ Church for ringing bells Feb. 22, by 
order of the Mayor, .... 

To Wm. G. Mentz, for one 7-quire super royal 
book, for registered taxes, $25 ; one 4-quire 
cash book, $4, for City Treasurer, 

To Crissy & Markley,for printing and binding 
sundry books of forms for City Commission- 
ers and City Clerk, $25 50 ; ditto 250 copies 
Ordinances of City, and Acts of Assembly, 
190 pages, $195 50; from Feb. 20, 1850, to 
March 11, 1850, 

To Joel Jones, for 3 mo's. salary as Mayor, due 
31st ult., 

To C. Stevenson for ditto, as City Treasurer, 
and for Assistant ditto, 

To Edward Olmsted for ditto, as City Solici- 
tor, ditto, 

To Thomas Birch, Jr. for one ditto as Clerk of 
Common Council, ditto, 

To Edmund Wilcox, for one ditto, as Clerk of 
Select Council, ditto, .... 

To Adam Traquair, for three ditto, of City 
Commissioner and City Clerk, ditto, . 

To Samuel II. Kneass for ditto, as principal 
City Surveyor and Regulator, ditto, 

To M. T. W. Chandler, for ditto as Assistant 
ditto, do., 

To Wm. Dougherty, for ditto, as Messenger of 
Councils, ditto, ..... 

To Dr. S. S. Brooks, for ditto, as Vaccine physi- 
cian, N. E. District, ditto, • 

To Dr. B. H. Rand, for ditto, N. W. do, do, 

To Dr. H. Y. Smith, for do, S. E. do, do, . 

To Dr. W. H. White, for do, N. W. do, do, 

To Dr. S. V. Patterson, for do, S. W. do, do, 

To Dr. J. K. Shivers, for do, S-. E. do, do, 

To S. Barry, and C. M. Gatchell, for one mo's. 
services as Messengers to City Treasurer and 

Amount carried forward, 



30 



31 



33 



34 



Dolls. 
96192 



35 


25000 


36 


66 ! 67 


37 


6667 


38 


1000 00 


39 


450.00 


40 


25000 


41 


125 00 


43 


12*50 


44 


12 50 


45 


12 50 


46 


12 50 


47 


1250 


4 ( .) 


12 


50 




100698 


85 



of the Common Council. 



51 



1850. 

Mar. 30, 
April 1, 



10, 
10, 



10, 
11, 

11, 
11, 

16, 
17, 

18. 



22, 



30, 



Amount brought forward, 
City Commissioners, due 31st Jany., at $30 

each 

To John Neff, for ditto, as Superintendent of 

City Railroad, 

To Dr. Elwood Wilson, for 3 months' salary as 
Vaccine Physician N. E. district, due this 

day, 

To Dr. A. M'Culloch, for' do. S. W.'do. do., 
To Jno. Hewston, for collecting 76 cases, suc- 
cessfully vaccinated S. W. district, 1st quar- 
ter of 1850 at 25 cts. $19, one quarter's salary, 
$12 50, •*.... 

To Edm. Wilcox, for preparing and publishing 
in pamphlet form, the Ordinances and Acts 
of Assembly, .... 
To Thos. Birch, Jr., for do. do.', '. ] 
To James Kelly, for collecting 81 cases, suc- 
cessfully vaccinated, S. E. district, 1st quar- 
tor of 1850, at 25 cents, $20 25 ; one quarter's 
salary, $12 50, . 
To Adam Traquair, for petty bills, paid 1st 

quarter of 1850, 

To John M. Fernsler, for collecting 119 cases, 
successfully vaccinated, N. W. district, 1st 
quarter of 1850, at 25 cents, $29 75 ; one 
quarter's salary, $12 50 ; less $4 75 overplus 
beyond amount allowed by Ordinance, 
To John Clawges, for do. 89 do. N. E. district, 

$22 25 ; one quarter's salary, $12 50, 
To Peter Steinmetz, for services by City Con- 
stables, in ordering Spring Elections, 17 

Wards, at $6, 

To Samuel W. Rush, for making out Middle 

City tax bopk and six duplicates, for 1850, 
To Thomas Birch, Jr., for services as Secretary 
to the Joint Special Committee and Pacific 
Railroad Convention, held April 1, 1850, 
To William M'Guigan, for rent of Upper Sa- 
loon Museum buildings, by Committee on 
the Pacific Railroad Convention, including 
arrangements with the other lessees to obtain 
possession of the Saloon for the Committee, 
fixtures, stationery, ribbons for badges, &c, 
$432 ; less for stationery not used, $10, 
To Crissy & Markley, for sundry printing for 
Pacific Railroad Convention, from March, 
27, to April 1, 1850, .... 
To Thomas Birch, Jr., for one month's salary 
as Clerk of Common Council, due this day, 

Amount carried forward, 



No. 

50 

51 



r>:> 



I-) 
57 

54 
56 

60 

01 

04 



Dolh. CJ. 
10069* 

CO 00 
50 00 



12 50 
12|50 



3150 



50 00 
50 00 



32 75 

70 55 



37 50 
34 75 



102 00 

I 
125 00 



50 00 



422 00 



27 



75 



66 67 



101940 32 



52 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 
April 30, 



May 15, 



16, 
31, 



June 12, 



13, 



Amount brought forward, 

To Edmoncl Wilcox, for 1 month's salary as 
Clerk of Select Council, due this day, . 

To John Neff, for do. as Superintendent of 
City Railroad, do., .... 

To C. M. Gatchel and S. Barry, for do. as Mes- 
sengers of City Treasurer and City Commis- 
sioners, at $30 each, do., 

To Adam Traquair, for sundry bills paid for 
expenses of Convention on Pacific Railway, 

To Crissy & Markley, for paper and printing 
Journal of Select Council, Appendix and 
slips, from Oct. 1849, to April 1850, viz., 
composition, 397 pages at 75 cents, 32 do. 
brevier, at $1 20 ; 6 do. nonpareil, at $2 10 ; 
table, ruled figure, $7 50 ; 15 reams paper at 
$3 50 ; 78 tokens press work, at 50 cents, 
$447 75 ; sundry books of forms, binding, 
blank forms, &c, for City Commissioners, 
City Clerk, and Clerk of Common Council, 
from March 13th to May 3, 1850, $60 75, 

To Isaac Patton, for making out North City 
tax book and 5 duplicates, for 1850, . 

To George A. Lewis, for do. South City tax 
book, and 6 duplicates, for 1850, 

To John Saunders, for transcribing Registry 
of unpaid City taxes, from 1824 to 1849, in- 
clusive, 

To J. P. Sanderson, per E. Olmsted, for ad- 
vertising and subscription, Daily News, due 
June 1, 1850, 

To Edward C. Biddle, Treasurer 1st Section 
Public Schools, for allowance by Councils 
to S. W. Public Night School, . 

To do. for do. for N. E. Public Night School, 

To Thomas Birch, Jr., for one month's salary 
as Clerk of Common Council, due this day, 

To Edmund Wilcox, for do. as Clerk of Select 
Council, do., 

To John Neff, for do. as Superintendent of 
City Railroad, do., .... 

To C. M. Gatchel and S. Barry, for do. as 
Messengers to City Treasurer and City Com- 
missioners, at $30 each, do., 

To C. M. Gatchel for attendance on Commit- 
tees, and serving notices for City Solicitor, 
six months, due 30th inst., . 

To M'Michael & Bird, for advertising in North 
American and U. S. Gazette, six months, 
due 1st inst., and subscription, . 

To Hamilton & Forney, for do. Penn'n do., 

Amount carried forward, 



No. 

07 

08 

69 

72 



Doiis. I a 

! 

101940 32 

I 

6667 



71 
73 

74 

75 

77 

80 

78 100 00 

79 100 00 

66 66 
66' 66 
50 00 



92 



94 
93 



103- 



of the Common Council. 



53 



Amount brought forward, 

To King & Baird, for printing sundry Ordi- 
nances, &c, for Common Council, $26 ; 1000 
copies Report Committee on Finance, $20 G7; 
260 copies Journal, $121 50; 260 copies 
Appendix to do. $364 75, from November 
13, 1849, to May 27, 1850, . 

To Joel Jones, for three months' salary as 
Mayor, due 30th inst., 

To Cornelius Stevenson, for do. as City Trea- 
surer, do., 

To Edward Olmsted, for do. as City Solicitor, 
ditto., 

To Thomas Birch, Jr., for one do. as Clerk of 
Common Council, do., .... 

To Edmund Wilcox, for one do. as Clerk of Se- 
lect Council, do., 

To Adam Traquair, for 3 do. as City Commis- 
sioner and City Clerk, do., 

To .Samuel H. Kneass, for do. as Principal 
City Surveyor and Regulator, do., 

To William Dougherty, do. as Messenger of 
Councils, do., 

To El wood Wilson, for do. as Vaccine Phy- 
sician, N. E. district, do., . 

To Silas S. Brooks, for do. do. do., . 

To B. H. Rand, for do. N. W. district, do., 

To Henry T. Smith, for do. S. E. do. do., 

To James V. Patterson, for do. S. W. do. do., 

To James A. M'Culloch, for do. do. do., 

To J. K. Shivers, for do. S. E. do. do., . 

To C. M. Gatchel and S. Barry, for one mo/s 
do. as Messengers of City Treasurer and 
City Commissioners, at $30 each, do., . 

To John Neff, for do. as Superintendent of 
City Railroad, do., .... 

To Stockholders of City Loans, for six months' 
interest, 

To W. H. White, for 3 months' salary as Vac- 
cine Physician, N. W. District, due this 
day, 

To M. T. W. Chandler, for do. as Assistant 
Regulator and Surve} 7 or, do., 

To John Clawges, for collecting 100 vaccine 
cases, N. E. District, at 25 cents, $25, three 
months' salary, $12 50, 

To James Kelly, for do. 68 do. N. E. district, 
at 25 cents, $17 ; three months' salary, 
$12 50, 

To John Hewston, for do. 139 do. S. W. dis- 
trict, at 25 cents, $34 75 ; salary, three 

Amount carried forward, 
8 



No. 



1 91 

95 

96 

97 

I 98 

99 

100 

101 

103 

104 

105 
106 
107 
108 
109 
110 

111 
112 



Dolls. 
103757 



532 92 
750 00 
900 00 
250 00 



66 66 

1000 00 

450 00 

125 00 

12 50 
12 50 
12 50 
12 50 
12 50 
12 50 
12 50 



60 00 
50 00 
105337i 17 



im 1250 

250 00 



102 
116 

118 



108762 92 



54 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 



July 10, 



11, 



12, 



Aug. 1, 



31, 



Sept. 12, 



17, 



24, 
25, 



No. 
Amount brought forward, 
months, $12 50, deducting; overplus and 
allowing $6 from last quarter, . . jll9 

To Christ Church, per Richard Dodd, for ring- i 
ing bells, July 4th, 1850, by order of the I 

Mayor, 120 

To Robert Wright, for do. St. Peter's Church, | 

do., jl21 

To Adam Traquair, per petty bills paid three 
months to 1st inst., .... 122 

To Joseph Hufty, for Stationery for City Com- 
missioners Office, from April 16, to May 20, 
1850, ....... 

To Crissy & Markley, for printing 1000 copies 
proceedings Railroad Convention, 80 pages, 
$123 50, enveloping 400 copies for mailing, 

$2, m . . 

To John M. Fernsler, for collecting 146 vac- 
cine cases, N. W. district, at 25 cents, 
$36 50, salary, $12 50, deducting overplus 
beyond sum allowed quarterly, $11 50, 
To Thomas Birch, Jr., for one month's salary 

as Clerk of Common Council, due this day, 123 
To Edmund Wilcox, for do. as Clerk Select 

Council, do., 

To C. M. Gatchel and S. Barry, for do. as Mes 
sengers to City Treasurer and City Commis- 
sioners, at $30 each, do., . . . 125 
To John Neff, for do. as Superintendent of 

City Railroad, do., .... 126 

To Thomas Birch, Jr., for do. as Clerk Com- 
mon Council, due this day, . . 125i 
To Edmund Wilcox, for do. as Clerk Select 

Council, do., . 
To John Neff, for do. as Superintendent City 

Railroad, do., 

To C. M. Gatchel and S. Barry, for do. as 
Messengers to City Treasurer and City Com- 
missioners, at $30 each, do., 
To Jac. Bennett, for two months' services at 
City Treasurer's Office, from July 7, to 
September 7, 1850, at $25 per month, . 
To E. Cowperthwaite & Co., for 27 yards mat- 
ting, for Committee Room, at 37? cents, 

making, &c, 

To Browns & Bowen, for Bill of Exchange on 

London, to pay coupon, due Nov., 1850, 
To Edward Olmsted, for expenses paid in pro- 
curing a copy of Act for Marshal of Po- 
lice, 



Amounts carried forward, 



Dolls. I C 
108762 92 
43 50 

i 

30 00 



30 00 



126, 
127 


\ 66|66 
5000 


128 


60 


00 


129 


50 


00 


115 


14 


82 


131 


3983 


49 


132 


11 


00 


113646 


95 



of the Common Council. 



55 



1850. 
Sept. 30, 



Oct. 1, 
9, 



Amount brought forward, 

To Joel Jones, for three months' salary as 
Mayor, due this day, .... 

To C. Stevenson, for do. as City Treasurer, 
ditto, 

To Edward Olmsted, for do. as City Solicitor, 
ditto, 

To Thomas Birch, Jr., for one month's do. as 
Clerk of Common Council, do., . 

To Edmund Wilcox, for one month's do. as 
Clerk Select Council, do., 

To Adam Traquair, for 3 months' do. of City 
Commissioners and City Clerk, do., 

To William Dougherty, for do. as messenger 
of Councils, do., . 

To Elwood Wilson, for do. as Vaccine Physi- 
cian, N. E. district, do., 

To S. S. Brooks, for do. do. do., 

To B. H. Rand, for do. do. N. W. do. do., 

To Henry T. Smith, for do. do. S. W. ditto, 
ditto, 

To Jas. V. Patterson, for do. S. W. do. do., 

To James A. M'Culloch, for do. do. do., 

To J. K. Shivers, for do. do. S. E. do. do., 

To CM. Gatchel and S. Barry, for one mo's. 
services as Messengers to City Treasurer 
and City Commissioners, at $30 each, do., 

To John Neff, for do. as Superintendent of 
City Railroad, do., .... 

To George W. Harvey, for attending Library 
of Councils, one year, .... 

To Samuel H. Kneass, for three months' salary 
as Principal City Surveyor and Regulator, 
due this day, 

To John M. Fernsler, for collecting 55 vaccine 
cases, N. W. district, at 25 cents, $13 75 ; 
three months' salary, $12 50 ; and on ac- 
count of $16 25 overplus from previous 
quarters, $11 25, 

To James Kelly, for do. 54 cases S. E. district, 
at 25 cents, $13 50 ; three months' salary, 
due 1st inst., $12 50, . 

To John Clawges, for do. 60 do., N. E. district, 
at 25 cents, $15 ; three months' salary, due 
1st inst., $12 50, .... 

To Crissy & Markley, for sundry printing and 
binding for Councils, three Loan books for 
City Treasurer, at $20, and printing cards 
of rates, notices and forms, for City Com- 
missioners and Citv Clerk, from May 9th to 
September 24th, 1850. 

Amount carried forward, 



Dolls. C. 
No. 

113646 95 



134 

135 

136 

137 

138 

139 

141 

142 
143 
144 

145 
147 

148 
149 

150 
151 
152 

140 



153 
155 
156 



75000 

90000 

I 
250 00 

66 67 

66 67 

lOOO'OO 

125 00 

12 50 
12 50 

12 50 

12 50 
12 50 
12 50 
12 50 



60 00 
50 00 
50 00 

450 00 



87 



50 



26 00 

27 50 



157 155 25 

1 117749 04 



56 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 



July 



10, 



31, 



Nov. 



1, 
11, 

30, 



Dec. 11, 



No. 



13, 



14, 



Amount brought forward, 
To Adam Traquair, for petty bills paid three 

months to 1st inst, . . . . 159 

To John Hewston, for collecting 81 vaccine 
cases, S. W. district, at 25 cents, $20 25 ; ; 
three months' salary, $12 50 ; overplus due 
from last quarter, $3 75, 
To Charles Fox, for three month's salary as 
Assistant City Surveyor and Regulator, due 

1st inst., 

To Edmund Wilcox, for one month's salary as 

Clerk of Select Council, due this day, 
To C. M. Gatchel and S. Barry, for ditto as 
Messengers of City Treasurer and City Com- 
missioners, at $30 each, do., 
To John Neff, for do. as Superintendent of 

City Railroad, do., .... 163 

To Thomas Birch, Jr., for do. as Clerk of 

Common Council, do., 
To Dr. W. II. White, for three months' do. as 
Vaccine Physician, N. W. District, due Oct. 

1,1850, 

To Thomas Birch, Jr., for one month's salary 
as Clerk of Common Council, due this 

day, 

To Edmund Wilcox, for do. as Clerk of Select 

Council, do., 

To C. M. Gatchel and S. Barry, for services as I 
Messengers of City Treasurer and City Com- 1 
missioners, Nov. 1850, at $30 each, . 166 

To John Neff, for one month's salary as Su- 
perintendent of City Railroad, due this day, 167 
To Colin M. Gatchel, for attendance on Com 
mittees, and serving notices for City So 
licitor, six months, to 31st inst., . . 168 

To Joel Jones, for salary as Mayor, from 1st 

to 15th Oct., 1850, .... I 

To Crissy & Markley, for printing Journal of 
Select Council, from April to October, 1850, 
viz., composition of 173 pages L. P, at 75 
cents, 8 do. Brevier, at $1 20, 19 do. do. at 
$1 80, 46 tokens press work at 50 cents, 
5J reams paper at $3 50, binding 200 copies 
Journal at 40 cents, plan of Spring Garden, 

$5, 170 

To C. Stevenson, City Treasurer, per amount I 
paid in redeeming one per cent, loan, with 

interest, 

To M'Michael &Bird, for subscription, and ad- 
vertising in North American, 6 months to 
1st inst., 

Amount carried forward, 



DollsAC. 
11774904 
39 23 



119091 40 



of the Common Council. 



57 



1850. 



Dec. 



2-1 



30, 



Amount brought forward, 
14, To J. W. Forney, for do. Pennsylvanian, do. 
per contract, 

To King and Baird, for printing Journal and 
Appendix of Common Council, and Report, 
Ordinances, slips, &c, at sundry prices, 
from June 16th, to Nov. 23d, 1850., 

To Charles Gilpin, for salary as Mayor, from 
15th October to 31st December, 1850, 

To C. Stevenson, for do. 3 months 7 as City 
Treasurer, due 31st inst., . 
13, To Edward Olmsted, for do. do. as City Solici- 
tor, do., 

To Thomas Birch, Jr., for one month's do. as 
Clerk of Common Council, do., . 

To Edmund Wilcox, for one month's do. as 
Clerk of Select Council, do., 

To Adam Traquair, for three months' do. of 
three City Commissioners and City Clerk, 
at $2 50 each, do., .... 

To Samuel H. Kneas c , for ditto as Principal 
City Surveyor and Regulator, do., 

To Wra. Dougherty, for three months' salary 
as Messenger of Councils, due 31st inst., 

To Dr. Elwood Wilson, for do. as Vaccine 
Physician, N. E. district, do., 

To Dr. Silas S. Brooks, for do. do. do., 

To Dr. B. Howard Rand, for do. do. N. W. 
do. do., 

To Dr. Henry Y. Smith, for do. do. S. E. do. 
ditto, 

To Dr. James V. Patterson, for do. do. S. W. 
do. do., 

To Dr. James M'Culloh, for do. do. do. 

To C. M. Gatchel and S. Barry, for one month's 
do. as Messengers to City Treasurer and City 
Commissioners, at $30 each, do., . 

To John Neff, for do. as Superintendent of 
City Railroad, do., 

To P. E. Hamm, for keeping items of ac- 
counts of Committees, for year 1850, do., 

To Dr. J. K. Shivers, for three months' salary 
as Vaccine Physician, S. E. district, do., 



To balance, 



30, 



No. 



Dolls. C. 





119091 


49 


174 


50 


00 


169 


174 


42 


175 


633 


34 


176 


900 00 


177 


250 


00 


178 


66 


66 


179 


66 


66 


180 


1000 


00 


181 


450 


00 


182 


125*00 


183 
184 


12 50 
12 50 


185 


12 50 


186 


12 50 


188 
189 


12 50 
12 50 


190 


60 00 


191 


50 00 


192 


100,00 


193 


12 50 




128090 07 
316509 26 




544609 33 



58 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 


Jan. 


1, 


Mar. 


18, 
4, 


April 
Jun. 


15, 
11, 

6, 


Dec. 


5, 


Jan. 


o 




3, 




4, 




14, 




22 



25, 

28, 



No. 3. Committee on Police. No. 

Cr. 

By balance not expended of last year's appro- 
priation, 

By appropriation by Ordinance, 

By A. Traquair, for this sum advanced him 
to pay petty bills, March 20, 1849, and now 
repaid, . . . . 

By Appropriation by Councils, 

By Appropriation by Ordinance, . 

By do. do. for compensation to Night Police- 
men for injuries received, . . 

By Appropriation by Ordinance of this date, 
for pay of Lieutenants of Police and Police- 
men, appointed by Marshal of Police, under 
Ordinance of 7 th November last. 



Dr. For the following payments on requisitions 
of the Committee and orders of the Mayor. 

To Enoch Thorn for carpenter's work, from 
June 18, 1849, to Dec. 29, 1849, one journey- 
man half a day, at$l 50, three do. ten days, 
at $1 25, at Station Houses No. 2, 3, and 4, 

To Wm. Russell, for Compensation per Extra 
services allowed by Committee, 

To John Donnelly for 2^ gross of matches at 
$12, 

To John Thomason for repairs of lamps 3 mos/ 
S. E. District, due 1st. ult., . 

To Horton & Dickenson for sundry brick-lay- 
ing at Station Houses No. 2, and 3, from 
Dec. 15, 1848, to Oct. 9, 1849, . 

To Ad. Traquair for petty bills paid from Oct. 
1, 1849, to Dec. 27, 1849, . 

To R. D. Wood & Co., for 29 iron gas lamp 
posts at $12 50 ; 86 extra tulips for do. at 
62£ cts., . . . ; . < . 

To John Gray, for compensation for time lost 
from injury, 

To A. D. Chaloner, for medical attendance 
on three prisoners at Station House No. 3, 
from Nov. 29, 1849, to Dec. 25, 1849, at $5 
each, 

To Jacob Loudenslager, for compensation for 
extra services allowed by Committee, 

To H. L. Lipman, for stationery for Clerk of 
Police, from Oct. 1, 1849, to Nov. 24, 1849, 

Amount carried forward, 



Bolls. C 



409 25 
20000 00 



200 00 

20000:00 

42 



124365 



2 41 



38 



3200 00 



168416 05 



119 
123 
120 
121 



1325 

100 00 

26 00 

56 25 



118 


51 


49 


122 


257 


08 


1 


416 


90 


3 


120 


00 


4 


15 


00 


6 


15 


00 


7 


1133 


1081 


40 



of the Common Council. 



1850. 
Jan. 28, 
29, 

Feb. 5, 



19, 
20, 

Mar. 5, 



6, 
20, 



27, 
20, 

April 2, 



Amount brought forward, 
To J. G. Auner, for ditto, ditto, from Nov. 20, 

1849, to Dec. 17, 1849, .... 

To Geo. W. Watson, for harness and repairs of 
ditto, for police wagon from Jan. 25, 1849, 
to Nov. 20, 1849, 

To Joel Jones, Esq., Mayor, for advance to pay 
for secret services, .... 

To Geo. W. Davis, for pay of police, Jan. 1850, 

To R. D. Wood & Co., for six iron gas lamp 
posts at $12 50; 29 extra tulips for ditto, 
at 62J cts., 

To Crissy & Markley, for sundry printing and 
binding forms, &c, for Mayor's office from 
Sep. 24, 1849, to Jan. 14, 1850, . 

To Mary Long, widow of Jno. H. Long, for 
balance of his pay as policeman, . 

To Isaac Parrish, for night visit and surgical 
services to Thos. Potts, at Station House 
No. 2, Nov. 28, 1849, .... 

To Geo. W. Davis, for pay of police, Feb. 1850, 

To N. Kohlenkamp, for repairs of lamps Dis. 
No. 2, three mos. due 1st inst., per contract, 

To Jno. Harned, for do. do. district No. 3, 
$56 25 ; sundry lights in lamps Station house 
No. 3, from Dec. 23, 1848, to Feb. 24, 1850, 
$20 59, 

To Ad. Traquair, for annual advance to pay 
petty bills, 

To H. Harberger, for repairs of lamps, District 
No. 4, 3 mos. due 1st inst., per contract, 

To Trustees Philadelphia Gas Works, for gas 3 
mos. due 1st inst., for 1366 street lamps, do. 
in Market houses, Permt. bridge, and State 
House steeple, at $1 25 per 1000 cubic feet ; 
do. in Station houses and City Hall, at $2 25 
per do. less 5 per ct. for prompt payment; 
sundry repairs $186 75, 

To Diehl & Duff, for 267 gallons extra winter 
oil, at $1 10, less 1 ct. per gallon for cash, 
returned $2 67, 

To Jno. Thomason, for repairing lamps, district 
No. 1, 3 mos. due 1st inst., per contract, 

To Jas. English, for shoeing two horses of po- 
lice van, from July 20, 1849, to Dec. 6, 
1849, 

To Geo. W. Davis, for pay of Police, March, 

1850, . .... 

To Adam Traquair, for petty bills, paid 1st 

quarter of 1850, 

To M. A. Kellogg, for keep of two horses for 

Amount carried forward , 



No. 


Dolls. 
1081 


a 

40 


9 


15 


33 


8 


17 


18 


5 
10 


100 

9520 


00 

75 


11 


93 


J2 


12 


119 


53 


13 


16 


13 


2 
14 


10 

8925 


00 
48 


16 


56 


25 


17 


78 


84 


19 


200 


00 


18 


56 


25 


20 


11487 


98 


22 


291 


03 


21 


56 


25 


18 


12 


75 


23 


9550 17 


24 


255 


54 


41943 


98 



60 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 
April 



16, 



May 7, 



21, 

June 4, 

5, 



Amount brought forward, 
Police carriage, from January 1st, to April 
1st, 1850, at $1 per day, $90 ; sundry re- 
pairs to harness, $5 50, 

To Enoch Thorn, for Carpenter's Work, from 
January 1st to April 13th, 1850, viz., two 
Journeymen, three days, at $1 50, three 
do. 6J days, at $1 25, at Station Houses 
Nos. 1, 2, 3, and at lamp posts, . 

To John Donnelly, for 1^ gross matches, at 
$12, 

To George W. Davis, for pay of Police, April, 
1850, . .... 

To Benjamin Barger, for cleansing Station 
House No. 4, putting in coal, soap, sand, 
glazing, repairing sinks in cells, &c, May 
3, 1850 

To Enoch Thorn, for Carpenter's Work, from 
April 15th, to May 4th, 1850, three Jour- 
neymen, I84- days, at $1 50, two labourers, 
one day, $1, at Station House No. 2, 

To William P. Cresson & Co., for 100 cast 
iron lamps, and glass, painted and glazed, 
at $4 25, 

To James W. Moore, for four badges for High 
Constables, and 34 do. for day police, at 75 

To R. D. Wood & Co., for 98 extra tulips for 
lamp posts, at 62J cents, 

To George W. Davis, for pay of Police, May, 
1850, 

To Benjamin M. Parris, for 25 Watchmen's 
Rattles, at $1, 37 maces, at 75 cents, 

To Trustees Philadelphia Gas Works for Gas 
three months to 1st inst.; for 1366 street 
lamps, at $5s 3 do. 12th Market, at $3 33— 
$6843, less 5 per cent, discount for prompt 
payment, $342 15 ; gas three months, for 
Market houses, Permanent bridge and State 
House steeple, at $1 25 per 1000 cubic feet, 
and for Station houses and City Hall, at 
$2 25, less 5 per cent, $609 79; repairs 
$84 25, 

To J. R. Flanigan & Co., for three tons coal 
to Station house No. 4, at $4 25, 

To Watering Committee, for water rent 1850, 
at Station houses Nos. 1, 3 and 4, at $10, 
do. at Station house No. 1, for 1849, un- 
paid, $5, . . . _. . 

To Michael Garson, for white-washing and 



Amount carried forward, 



!No. 

25 

20 
27 
28 

29 

30 

31 

32 
33 
34 
41 



Doiis. 1 a 

41943 98 
95 50 



12 62 

14 00 

I 
929915 



15 50 



28 

425 

28 

61 

9551 

52 



7194 
12 

35 



68770 



of the Common Council. 



61 



1850. 
June 5, 



0, 



11, 
10, 



18, 



19, 
20, 



13, 
24, 



July 1, 



Amount brought forward, 
scrubbing, and extra scrubbing at Station 
house No. 2, 

To R. D. Wood & Co., for 110 extra tulips for 
lamp posts, at 62J cts., 

To M. A. Kellogg, for a bay horse $125 ; use 
of horse from April 24 to May 22, 20 days, 
at Si 50, 

To N. Kohlenkamp, for repairing lamps, Dis- 
trict No. 2, 3 months, per contract, due 1st. 
inst., 

To John Harned, for do, District No. 3, $62 
50 ; extra lamp work at Station House No. 
3, $9 89, 

To Joel Jones, for advance for expenses of 
destroying dogs, .... 

To John Lyons for compensation for injury 
when on duty as night policeman, by ordi- 
nance of Gth inst., .... 

To Archibald Cams, for do. do., 

To Frederick Bussinger, for do. do., 

To John Darrah, for do. do., . 

To Samuel Hergesheimer, for do. do., 

To Michael Heifernon, for do. do., . 

To Isaac Mervine, for whitewashing Station 
House No. 3, 

To Wm. P. Cresson & Co., for 100 Cast iron 
lamps, at $4 25, 

To John Thomason & Son, for covering roof 
of Station House No 2, 565 sq. ft., at lOcts., 
$56 50 ; sundry tin work, repairs at do. 
$23 95, less 550 sq. ft. old zinc returned at 
2 cts, $11, 

To De Angele & Carre, for repairs of lamps 3 
months, District No. 4, $56 25 ; extra 
charges, $10 25, 

To John Thomason & Son, for repairing lamps, 
District No. 1, three months, per contract, 
due 1st inst., 

To George W. Davis, for pay of Police, June, 
1850, 

To Diehl & Duff, for 595 gallons summer 
strained oil, at $1 10, less one cent per gal- 
lon for casks returned, 

To Jac. Bennett, for 24 silver mounted 
canes, for day policemen, at $3, $72, repair- 
ing two canes, $1 50 ; four pair handcuff's 
for Station House No. 1, $2 50, . 
: To Benjamin M. Parris, for 12 rattles, at $1, 
| To Adam Traquair, for petty bills paid three 
months' to 1st inst., .... 

Amount carried forward, 
9 



No. 



40 



DolhAC. 

68770 51 
L100 



42 68 



37 167 



43 



44 
45 



48 
46 
47 
49 
51 
50 

54 

53 



50 
58 



60 

01 

03 



75 



00 



50 00 



72 39 
300 00 



25 00 
100 00 
14 00 
31 66 
35 36 
35 36 

12 00 

425 00 



59 45 
66 50 



55 50 



00 



9344 09 



648 



55 



70 00 
12 00 

24704 

80521 66 



62 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 

Amount brought forward, 
July 2, To Joel Jones, for advance for expenses of de 

stroying dogs, 

To Abm. Morton, for white-washing Station 

house No. 4, 

To M. A. Kellogg, for keep of two horses for 

prison carriage, 91 days to 1st inst., at $1, 

use of horse twice for do. at $1 50, less horse 

out 26 days, at 50 cents, $13, 

13, To Thomas AVilliams, Jr. & Co., for lumber 

for Station House No. 2, 
16, To Thomas Boyle, for repairs to prison car- 
riage, 

To Crissy & Markley, for sundry printing of 
forms, &c, for Mayor's office, from Feb. 18th 
to July 5th, 1850, .... 

, To R. D. Wood & Co., for 363 extra tulips for 
lamp posts, at 62J cents, 
To Harbert & Davis, for lumber for repairs of 
Station House No. 2, . 
Aug. 5, To R. W. Desilver, for stationery for Mayor's 
office, from January 8th to June 13th, 1850. 
6, To George W. Davis, for pay of Police, July, 

1850, 

To do. for pay of 14 extra police at late fire, 

40 days, at $1, 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, from 
April 13 to August 3, 1851, three journey- 
men 14| days, $1 50, three days labour, 
at $1, at Station Houses Nos. 1, 2 and 4, at 
lamps and irons, dog collar, and fencing 

burnt district, 

To Wm. P. Cresson & Co., for 100 cast iron 

lamps and glass, at $4 25, . . . 
To Joel Jones, for advance for expenses of de- 
stroying dogs, 

12, To John Donnelly, for 5f gross matches, at 

$12, 

Sep. 3, To George W. Davis, for pay of Police, Au- 
gust, 1850, 

To Richard Reading, per A. Traquair, for 
white-washing and cleansing Station House 

No. 1, 

6, To George J. Weaver & Co., for 23 lbs. candle 
wick, at 20 cents ; 22f lb. lamp wick, at 18 
cents; 46 lbs. flam wick, at 16 cents, . 
To John Harned, for repairing oil and gas 
lamps, District No. 3, three months, per con- 
tract, due 1st inst, .... 
To N. Kohlenkarap, for do. District No. 2, do., 
To James English, for shoeing horses of Po- 

Amount carried forward, 



No. 

64 
57 

59 

I 

62 
65 

68 
66 
69 
67 
70 
74 



71 

72 
75 
76 

77 

79 

78 



82 
83 



Bolls. C. 

I 
80521 66 
I 
300 00 

15 00 

I 



8100 

13 89 

I 
17 00 

80 00 

226 87 

! 
33 82 

30 09 

j 

9547108 
40 00 



25 12 

425100 

I 
350'00 

68,00 

9556^9 

15 00 

15 90 



02 



50 



5000 



101474 02 



of the Common Council. 



1850. 



Sep. 



9, 



IT, 



20, 



Oct, 1, 



10, 



22, 



24, 



26, 



Amount brought forward, 
lice carriage, from January 5 to June 10th, 
1850, . . . . . 

To Trustees Philadelphia Gas Works, for gas 
three months, due 1st inst,, viz., 1369 street 
lamps, at $5 ; 18 do. from August 10, at 
$2 75 ; 61 Market street bridge, do. at $5, 
less $97 29, overcharge on bill paid ; gas for 
State House steeple and public squares, at 
$1 25, and for Station houses and City Hall, 
at $2 25 per 1000 cubic feet, less 5 per cent, 
for prompt payment, repairs, $337 75, 

To Alfred Stille, for Medical attendance on 
prisoners at Station House No. 3, 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, two 
weeks, three journeymen 14 days, at SI 50, 
at watch ladders, lamp posts, at Station 
House No. 1, 

To Robert Donnell, for 442 lbs. Adamantine 
candles, furnished at Station Houses Nos. 1, 
2, 3 and 4, 

To Black & Rapp, for GOO meals furnished to 
Police at late fire, at 25 cents, 50 do. at 12i 
cents, 

To Geo. W. Davis, for pay of Police, Sept. 
1850, 

To Adam Traquair, for petty bills paid 3 
months to date, 

To William Ellender, for compensation for 
injury, . 

To Diehl & Duff, for 1503 gallons extra Winter 
oil at SI 20, less 3 per ct. for cash, and 1 ct. 
per gallon for empty casks, . 

To R. D. Wood & Co., for 121 extra tulips for 
lamp posts at 62^ cts., .... 

To M. A. Kellogg, for keep of 2 horses for 
Police carriage 3 months to 1st. inst., at $1 
per day ; use of horse for Prison van 4 
clays at $1 50 : cash paid for repairs of 
harness for do. $4 37, . 

To M. Gillingham, for 15 tons Lehigh coal, at 
$4 50, for Station house No 1 ; 15 do., at 
50, for Station house No. 2, Oct. 1 and 7, 
1850, 

To John Thomason & Son, for repairs of 
lamps three months' to 1st. inst., District 
No. 1, per contract, .... 

To Crissy & Markley, for Printing forms, &c, 
for Mayor's office, from July 19th to Oct. 4th, 
1850, ....... 



Amount carried forward, 



Dolls. C. 
No. 

101474 02 



80 



13 87 



7386 57 
15 00 



85 21 00 



86 154 70 



156 25 

9346 08 

297 50 

50 00 

1734 47 
75 63 

102 37 



135 00 



95, 50 00 



94 45 50 



121057 96 



64 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 



Nov. 5, 



Bee. 



19, 

22, 
4, 



6, 



17, 

18, 



21, 



Amount brought forward, 

To George W. Davis, for pay of Police, Oct. 
1850, ...... 

To W. Silcox, for 22 yds. rag carpet, at 35 
cts. ; 2 Mats at $2, for Police station No. 2, 

To G . & E. Fisher, for painting and glazing 
at Station House No. 2, 

To Wetherill & Brother, for 100 lbs. Chloride 
of Lime, at 10 cents, keg 38 cents, 

To George W. Davis, for pay of Police, No- 
vember, 1850, 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work from 
September 14th, to November 30, 1850, one 
journeyman, 8J days, at $1 50 ; two do. 16J 
days, at $1 25, at Station Houses Nos. 2, 3 
and 4, and taking out lamp posts, 

To N. Kohlenkamp, for repairs to lamps, Dis- 
trict No. 2, three months, to 1st inst., per 
contract, 

To Geo. W. Davis, for pay of Police Marshal's 
men, 15 days to 1st inst., 

To James Donaghy, for 15 tons broken coal, 
for Station house No. 3, at $4 50 ; putting 
in do. at 25 cents, .... 

To G. de Angele & Carre, for repairs of lamps, 
District No. 4, for three months, due 1st 
inst., per contract, .... 

To John Harned, for do. District No. 3, do., 

To A. D. Chaloner, for Surgical and Medical 
services in four cases, at Station house No. 
3, from April 14th to June 10th, 1850, 

To Trustees Philadelphia Gas Works, for gas, 
three months to 1st inst., of 1387 street 
lamps, 54 do. in Market houses, two do. on 
High street bridge, at $5 ; 39 do. average 
from 21st October, at $2 22 ; do. at State 
House steeple, Franklin and Washington 
Squares, at $1 25 per 1000 cubic feet ; do. at 
Station Houses and City offices, at $2 25, less 
five per cent, for prompt payment, fitting 
and setting up 36 lamps, at $5 50 ; repairs, 
&c, $111, . . . . m . 

To G. de Angele & Carre, for repairs of lamps, 
District No. 4, three months, to 1st inst., 
per contract, 

To M. A. Kellogg, for exchange between 
horses agreed with Mr. Poulson, Chairman 
Police Committee, .... 

To T. J. P. Stokes, for Medical services to pri- 
soner, at Station House No. 3, 



Amount carried forward, 



No. 

97 

98 

99 

100 

101 

102 

103 

107 

104 



105 
109 



106 



Doiis. | a 

121057 96 

9516 96 

I 
1188 

20,50 

10 38 

I 
935357 



32 37 



I 
50 00 



108 

110 
111 



1037 



71 



91 



25 



56 25 
6250 



12 00 



107 i 7528 27 



65 50 

110 00 

I 

1000 



149007 30 



of the Common Council. 



65 



1850. 



31, 



Jan. 


1, 




18, 
23, 


Feb, 
Mar. 


15, 

8, 


Apri 


15, 

11, 

30, 



Amount brought forward, 

To George W. Davis, for pay of Police, De- 
cember, 1850, 

To do. for pay of Marshal's police, do., . 

To M. A. Kellogg, for keep of two horses for 
Police van, three months' to date, 92 days 
at $1 ; saddle horse at night for Election re- 
turns, $2 50 ; horse hire 21 days, at $1 50 ; 
liniment, 75 cents ; repairs of harness, 75 
cents • 

To B. M." Feltwell & Co., for No' 4 culver 
heater, $110 ; large coal stove, $1G ; brick 
work, pipe, elbows, &c, less cast iron and 
sheet iron returned, $2 32 ; all for Station 
House No. 4, November 20 and 22, 1850. 

To Charles Gilpin, Mayor, for secret service 
money, 



To balance, 



No. 



112 
113 



No. 4. Committee on Public Highways. 

Cr. 

By balance not expended of last year's appro- 
priation, 

By Appropriation by Ordinance, 

By Trustees Philadelphia Gas Works, for re- 
repairing over gas pipes from Oct. 6, 1849, 
to Dec. 8, 1849, 

By Appropriation by Ordinance, 

By A. Traquair for this sum advanced him 
Jan. 28, 1849, to pay petty bills, and now 
repaid 

By Appropriation by Ordinance, 

By Appropriation by Ordinance, 

By Trustees Philadelphia Gas Works for re- 
pairing over Gas pipes, from Dec. 7th, 1849, 
to April 6th, 1850, . 

Amount carried forward, 



Bolls. C. 

149007 30 

9537 03 
2082 41 



117 



118 



119 



127 50 

15188 

100 00 

161116 37 
7309 68 

168416 05 



33 12 
5000 00 



1205 65 

5000 00 



150 00 

5H0.I00 

45766 88 



838 05 
62993 70 



6$ 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 


May, 


18, 


Aug. 


14, 


Oct. 


24, 


Nov. 


1, 



Jan. 



5, 



8, 



10, 



No. 



Amount brought forward, 

By A. Traquair for this sum advanced, April 
13, 1848, to pay bills for paving stone, and 
now repaid, 

By Trustees Philadelphia Gas Works, for re- 
pairing over Gas pipes, from April 6th, 1850, 
to July 6th, 1850, .... 

By Trustees Philadelphia Gas Works, for re- 
pairing over Gas pipes, from July 6, to Oc- 
tober 3, 1850, 

By Appropriation by Ordinance 19th Septem- 
ber last, of interest on stock of Pennsyl- 
vania Railroad, due and paid this day, 



Dr. For the following payments on requisitions 
of the Committee and orders of the Mayor. 

To Edw. Olmstead, for this sum to settle suits 
of E. S. Whelen and others, . 

To A. Traquair, for Commissioners 7 pay roll from 
Dec. 10, 1849, to Dec. 22, 1849, laborers and 
carters repairing streets, miscellaneous and 
Walnut st. Tunnel, .... 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, from 
Dec. 10, 1849, to Dec. 22, 1849, one journey- 
man 12 days at $1 50 ; do. 12 nights at 
$1 ; 4 do. 35^ days at $1 25 ; at Walnut st. 
Tunnel and City Rail road (snow plough), 

To Jno. Neff, for work on City Rail Road, from 
Dec. 10, 1849, to Dec. 22, 1849, 2 men 24 
days at $1 25 ; 4 do. 8 days at $1 00, . 

To Chas. Fox, for 26 days' services assisting 
city regulators and surveyors at $1 25, Dec. 
1840, 

To Archd. McDonald, for smith work for city 
Rail Road, from Aug. 4, 1849, to Dec. 7, 
1849, 

To J. P. Roberts, for 3 mos.' services, attend- 
ance at City Surveyor's Office, due 31st ult., 

To Nelson Gavitt, for 1300 lbs. iron castings for 
City Rail Road, at 3 cts. from Oct. 8, 1849, 
to Oct. 31, 1849, 

To A. Traquair, for Commissioners' pay roll, la- 
borers and carters, from Dec. 24, 1849, to 
Jan. 5, 1850, at repairing streets, Walnut 
st. Tunnel and miscellaneous, South District, 



1 Dolls. \C. 
62993 70 



500 00 



499 25 



526 64 



20000 00 



84519 59 



285 
286 

287 

288 

290 

293 
291 

292 



139 00 
77495 

74 37 
38 00 
3250 



31 



46 



16 25 
4470 

21194 



Amount carried forward, 



1363 17 



of the Common Council. 



07 



1850. 
Jan. 10, 



U, 



12, 
15, 

16, 
17, 



Amount brought forward, 

To Jno. Neff, for work at Citv Rail Road from 
Dec. 24, 1849, to Jan. 15," 1850, 2 men 22 
days, at $1 25 ; 5 do. 10^ days at $1, . 

To Owen Roberts, for sundry repairs of steam 
engine at Walnut st. Tunnel, from Nov. 1, 
1849, to Jan. 4, 1850, .... 

To Jno. Coyle, for smith work at City Rail, 
Road, from Aug. 6, 1849, to Dec. 20, 1849, 

To Jacob Amos, for lumber and building 
shields for Walnut st. Tunnel from Sept. 29, 
1849, to Oct. 19, 1849, .... 

To Charles Evans, for iron work for Walnut 
st. tunnel from Oct. 8, 1849, to Oct. 26, 1849, 

To Jno. Long, for 13 loads of gravel, hauled 
east of Broad st. at 87* cts. $11 37 ; one 
team load of paving stone and hauling $3, 
hauling one load of ballast stone 50 cts., for 
repairing streets, and miscellaneous, South 
District, 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, from 
Dee. 24, 1849, to Jan. 15, 1850, one journey- 
man 11 days at SI 50 ; do. services 11 nights 
at $1 00 ; do. 5£ days at $1 25 ; at Walnut 
st. Tunnel, inlet frames, and making well 
frame, **.... 

To Wm. Lawrence, for pump work, North and 
South Districts, from Sept. 17th, 1849, to 
Dec. 7th, 1849, 

To Benjamin H. Pawling, for smith work at 
repairing streets, repairs of inlets and mis- 
cellaneous, and at City Rail Road, from 
July 2, 1849, to Dec. 21, 1849, . 

To L. Phleger, for engineer's work at Walnut 
st. Tunnel, from Dec. 24th, 1849, to Jan. 8th, 
1850, 

To Wm. Kirk, for 4000 hard bricks, at $6 50, 
for Walnut st. Tunnel, less carting of same, 
at 50 cts. per M 

To Charles Fox, for 2000 paving bricks at $8, 
for repairing streets South District, from 
Oct. 26th, 1849, to Dec. 1, 1849, . 

To S. P. Hancock, for 35000 hard bricks for 
Walnut st. Tunnel, at $6, . 

To the Board of Health for expense of repair- 
ing Marshall's court, and materials, 450, sq. 
yds. 26 in., at 45 cts., superintendence, $1, 
probate, 25 cts., Oct. 29th, 1849, . 

To Henry O. Agnew, for smith work, repair- 
ing paving tools, North. District, from Oct. 
10th, 1849, to Dec. 10th, 1849, . 

Amount carried forward, 



No. 



Dolls. C. 
136317 



2 


37 


75 


3 


89 46 


4 


112 34 


8 


155 


93 


9 


191 


15 


14 


14 


87 


16 


36 


87 


4 


112 


50 


5 


218 


25 


17 


107 


80 


295 


24 


70 


294 


16J00 


19 


210 


no 


20 


204 


00 


296 


26 


44 


2921 


23 



68 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 
Jan. 17, 



11, 



19, 



21, 

24, 



25, 
26, 
28, 



Amount brought forward, 

To Morris, Tasker and Morris, for Iron work 
at Walnut st. Tunnel from Nov. 3, 1849, to 
Dec. 5, 1849, . . . . # . 

To Samnel J. Creswell for Iron castings for 
Walnut st. Tunnel, 383 lbs. at 4 cts., from 
Oct. 6, 1849, to Nov. 6, 1849, 

To D. P. Dietrich, for 20 lbs. of Steam packing 
at 50 cts., for Walnut st. Tunnel, Nov. and 
Dec, 1849, 

To Hart and Flanagan, for plumber work for 
Walnut st. Tunnel from Sept. 27, 1849, to 
Dec. 26,1849, . . . 

To John Thompson, for 6 cords of Pine wood 
and hauling to Walnut st. Tunnel, for steam 
engine, from Nov. 9, 1849, to Nov. 17, 1849, 
at $4 46, . . m . 

To M. Clemens, for repairs of steam engine at 
Walnut st. Tunnel, from Oct. 24, 1849, to 
Dec. 7, 1849, 

To M. A. Kellogg, for carriage hire, from Apl. 
17, 1849, to Nov. 7, 1849, . > . . 

To William H. French for plastering with ce- 
ment, at Walnut st. Tunnel, Oct. 15, 1849, 

To Adam Traquair, for City Commissioners' 
pay roll from Jan. 5, 1850, to Jan. 20, 1850, 
Laborers, Carters and Engineers, at Walnut 
st. Tunnel, and repaving South District, 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, from 
Jan. 7, 1850, to Jan. 19, 1850, one journey- 
man 12 days, at $1 50, ditto 12 nights ser- 
vices, at $1, two ditto, 10i days, at $1 25, 

To John Neff, for work at City Rail Road, from 
Jan. 7, 1850, to Jan. 19, 1850, 2 men, 24 
days, at $1 25, 7 ditto, 16J days, at $1,. 

To Isaac Jarden, for 62300 bricks, at $6 25, 
for Walnut st. Tunnel, 

To George Snyder, for 10200 hard bricks, for 
ditto, at $5 75, 

To Spear and Sherry, for 310 bushels of lime, 
at Walnut st. Tunnel, at 18£ cts., 

To Benjamin T. Traquair, for services in col- 
lecting and serving notices, Jan. 1850, 31 
days, at $1, 

To Charles Fox, for 32100 hard bricks, for 
Walnut st. Tunnel, at $6 25, 

To Thomas Ward, for excavating 15 linear 
yards, at Walnut st. Tunnel, at $6, 

To John Agnew, for repairs of steam engine 
at Walnut st. Tunnel, from Nov. 9, 1849, to 
Dec. 31, 1849, 

Amount carried forward, 



No. 


Doiis. a 

292123 


10 


58 : 62 


11 


16 82 


12 


10 00 


21 


302 43 


23 


26 76 


24 


4096 


13 


1550 


25 


18 


00 


26 


297 


05 


27 


42 


81 


28 


46 


25 


29 


389 37 


30 


58 


65 


32 


57 


35 


34 


31 


00 


36 


200 62 


35 


90 


00 


7 


523 


94 




5147 


3C 



of the Common Councils 



m 



1850. 



;;i 



Feb. 1 



7, 



I I 



Amount brought forward, 
30, i To Thomas Smith, for 125 ft. Gin. rail road 
stone, at bb cts., 

To J. P. Morris and Co., for repairs of steam 
engine, at Walnut st. Tunnel from Nov. 5, 
1849, to Nov. 31, 1849, 

To Charles Fox, for services assisting City 
Regulators and Surveyors, 26 days, at $1 25, 
Jan. 1850, 

To Collar, Neveling and Hay, for 24 days work, 
at Walnut at. Tunnel, at §2, 18 days pile 
machine hire,at $1, 216 ft. square timber, at 
8 cts., 52 ft. round dito, at 5 cts., hauling 2 
machines, at $2, Dec. 1, 1849, 

To M. Marshall, for 7 weeks rent of office No. 
58 J Walnut st., at $1 50, from Nov. 28, 1849, 
to Jan. 15, 1850, for Walnut st. Tunnel, 

To Edgar E. Petit, for compensation as allowed 
by Committee for injury to horse, . 

To Adam Traquair, for City Commissioners' 
pay roll, laborers and carters, from Dec. 24, 
1849, to Jan. 9, 1850, for repairing streets 
and miscellaneous, North district,. 

To John Neff, for work at City Rail Road, from 
Jan. 21, 1850, to Feb. 9, 1850, 2 men 33 
days, at $1 25, 3 dito, 27 days, at $1, . 

To Webster and Patterson, for 2000 bricks, to 
Walnut st. Tunnel, at $5 75, Nov. 29, 1849, 
; To George James, for 10J team loads of gravel 
and hauling west of Broad st., at 50 cts., 11 
do. east of do., at 55 cts ; for repairing 
streets South District, Feb. 13th, 1850, 

To L. Phleger, for 18 days work at Walnut 
st. Tunnel as Day engineer, at $3 ; Night 
engineer, 21 nights, at §1 50 ; Day fireman 
and assistant, 24 days, at $1, in full to Feb. 
12, 1850, inclusive, . . 

To Stephenson and Maris, for lumber for 
Walnut st. Tunnel, from Nov. 22, 1849, to 
Dec. 6th, 1849, 

To Galbraith and Binder, for 17 J cords of 
pine wood and hauling, at $4 75, for steam 
engine at Walnut st. Tunnel, Jan. 7th, 1850, 

To Adam Traquair, for City Commissioners , 
pay roll for laborers and carters, from Jan. 
20th, 1850, to Feb. 9th, 1850, for repairing 
streets and Walnut st. Tunnel, South Dis- 
trict, 

To Thomas Ward, for excavating Walnut st. 
Tunnel, on account, .... 



Amount carried forward, 

10 



No. 



15 



18 



L5 3 



37 



L8, 



39 



-11 



42 



43 



31 



-1.5 



45i 
46 



Dolls. 

5147 
71 

75 

32 



10 50 

32 80 



76 

68 
11 

11 

109 

175 

83 



50 
55 

12 



350:25 
80 00 



6426,8* 



70 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 
Feb. 18, 



28, 



No. 



Mar. 2, 



Amount brought forward, 
To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, from 
Jan. 21, 1850, to Feb. 9th, 1850; one 
journeyman, 18 days, at $1 50 ; do. services, 
18 nights, at $1 ; 2 do., H days, at $1 25, 
at Walnut st. Tunnel and making broom 

handles, 

To Adam Traquair, for City Commissioners' 
payroll, from Feb. 11th, 1850, to Feb. 23rd, 
1850, laborers and carters repairing streets, 
and engines at Walnut st. Tunnel, $551 61 ; 
cash paid for 57* team loads of paving 
stone, at $2 25, $129 37 ; petty bills paid 
from Oct. 4th, 1849, to Dec. 19th, 1849, 
$189 09 ; sundry bills paid for Walnut st. 

Tunnel, $37 84, 

To John Neff, for work on City Rail Road, 
from Feb. 11th, 1850, to Feb. 23d, 1850 ; 

2 men, 20 days, at $1 25 ; 2 do., 12f days, 
at $1, less 50 cts. error in last bill, 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, one 
journeyman, 12 days, at $1 50 ; do., 12 
nights services, at $1 ; 3 do., 5* days, at 
$1 25, at Walnut st. Tunnel, from Feb. 11th, 
1850, to Feb. 23d, 1850, 

To Benjamin Davis, for 30,500 hard bricks for 
Walnut st. Tunnel, at $6 50, Feb. 26th, 
1850, 

To George James, for 34 team loads of gravel, 
and hauling east of Broad st., at 55 cts. ; 

3 do. west of do., at 50 cts., for repairing 
streets North District, .... 

To Diehl & Duff, for one barrel of Winter oil, 
42 gallons, at $1 10, for Walnut st. Tunnel, 

To Benjamin T. Traquair, for services, collect- 
ing, serving notices, &c, Feb. 1850, 28 days, 
at$l, 

To Charles Fox, 56 days services, assisting 
City Surveyors and Regulators, at $1 25, 
Feb. 1850, 

To P. H. Rowlett, for do., 9 days at $1 25, 
Feb. 26th, 1850, 

To Isaac Layer, for County, State, Corporation, 
and Poor taxes, Moyamensing, for 1849, on 
lot used as a depot by City Commissioners, 
South District,. .... 

To Curtis & Hand, for 3 doz. Ames plain 
shovels, at $9 75 ; 2J B. S. do. at $10 25 ; 
h doz spades, at $10 75, from Sept. 18th, 
1849, to Dec. 10th, 1849, for Walnut st. 



Dolls. ; 0. 
6426 88 



40 



47 
48 

49 

51 

54 
56 

60 

61 

62 



40 



06 



907 



37 



9 J 



25 



36 87 
198 25 

20 20 
46 20 



2S 



11 



507 



00 

50 

25 

90 



Amount carried forward. 



8002 % 



of the Common Council 



71 



1850. 



Mar. 



9. 



!1. 



14, 



Amount brought forward, 
Tunnel, new paving, repaying, and repair- 
ing streets, . 

To Trustees Philadelphia Gas Works, for 800 
bushels of coke for steam engine at Walnut 
st. Tunnel, at 5 cts. ; carting do., at 1 ct. per 
bushel, from Nov. 28th, 1849, to Dec. 2Gth, 
1849, ....... 

To J. & D. Sellers, for sundry wire work for 
Walnut st Tunnel from Oct. 9th, 1849, to 
Dec. 8th, 1849, 

To Webster & Patterson, for 40,000 hard bricks 
for Walnut st. Tunnel, at $6 75, Feb. 26th, 

1849, . . . ... 

To Wm. Smith, for bricklaying at Walnut st. 

Sewer, on account, .... 

To Commissioners Girard Estate, for three 
months rent of City Surveyor and Regula- 
tor's office, due Jan. 1st, 1850, . .° 

To Adam Traquair, for City Commissioners' 
pay roll, from Feb. 21st, 1850, to March 9th, 

1850, laborers and carters at repairing 
streets, miscellaneous repairs of inlets, and 
Walnut st. Tunnel, $528 38, annual advance 
to pay petty bills, $150, 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, from 
February 25, 1850, to March 9th, 1850, one 
journeyman 12 days, at $1 50; do. 12 nights 
services, at $1 ; three do. 11 days, at $1 25, 
at Walnut street Tunnel, and making trunk 
from Ashton to Beach street, Schuylkill, 

To John Neff, for work at City Railroad, from 
February 25, 1850, to March 9, 1850, two 
men 22 days, at $1 25, ... 

To Peter Bobb, for 25 050 hard bricks for Wal- 
nut street Tunnel, at $6 75, February 28, 
1850, . 

To Hahn & Brother, for 10,000 do. do. March 
11, 1850, 

To John Bosler, for 23,300 do. do. March 13, 
1850, ' 

To George Snyder, for 25,000 do. do. do.,' 

To George James, for eight team loads of 
gravel, and hauling west of Broad street, at 
50 cents, 132 do. east of do. at 55 cents, for 
repairing streets North District, . 

To Thomas Collins, for 46 do. east of Broad 
street, at 94 cents, 79 do. west of do. at 6S 
cents, south district, .... 

To Thomas Ward, for excavating at Walnut 
street Tunnel, on account, . 

Amount carried forward, 



No. 



55 

59 

50 
63 

58 

04 

65 
66 

67 

68 

70 

71 

73 
75 



DollsAC. 

1 8002 27 

60 25 



48 00 
1478 

270 00 
100 00 

75 00 



67£ 38 



5 

50 



169 08 

137 02 

168 75 



60 



95 12 

130 00 



10164 00 



72 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 
Mar. 14, 

16, 

20, 

22, 



26, 



28. 



Amount brought forward, 

To Adam Traquair, for services of day and 
night engineers, firemen and assistants, at 
Walnut street Tunnel, February 27, 1850, 

To H. L. Lipman, for stationery for City Sur- 
veyor's office, from October 11,1849, to Jan. 
5, 1850, 

To Wm. F. Thorn, for bricklaying and ser- 
vices at Walnut street Tunnel, $25 ; cash 
paid laborers, $3 37, . 

To Wm. Smith, for balance clue for bricklay- 
ing at Walnut street Tunnel, less $50 to be 
returned until work condemned by City Sur- 
veyor is repaired or ndjusted, any balance 
then remaining of said $50, to be paid to 
Mr. Smith, 

To. the Newark & Rosendale Lime and Cement 
Company, for 52 barrels Hydraulic Cement, 
for $1 2o, for Walnut street Tunnel, Decem- 
ber 21, 1849, . . . 

To Adam Traquair, for City Commissioners' 
pay roll, from 11th to 23d March, 1850, la- 
borers and carters, engineers, firemen and 
assistants, at Walnut street Tunnel, and re- 
pairing streets, 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, from 
11th to 23d March, 1850, one journeyman 
12 days, at $1 50 ; do. 12 nights' services at 
$1 ; three do. 9f days, at $1 25, for Walnut 
street Tunnel, 

To John Neff, for work at City Railroad, from 
11th to 23d March, 1850,' two men 24 days, 
at $1 25, 

To Thomas Collins, for 49 team loads of gravel, 
and hauling west of Broad street, at 68 
cents ; 40 one-horse do. at 34 cents ; for re- 
pairing streets, south district, 

To George James, for 31 team loads do. and 
hauling east of Broad street, for repairing 
streets,^ 55 cents ; 52 do. west of do. for 
do. at 50 cents, north district, 

To James Harper, Jr., for 500 hard bricks for 
inlet, at $6 75 ; 10,000 bricks for repairing 
streets, at $7 50, from 4th to 19th March', 
1850, 

To A. & G. Ralston & Co., for one bale sheath- 
ing felt, 150 sheets, at 12J cents, March 28, 
1850, ....... 

To Edward Lewis, for best cast steel for City 
Railroad, 241 J lbs. at 17 cents, less one per 



Amount carried forward, 



No. 

in 
74 
78 

77 
53 

79 

80 

81 

82 

83 

84 
86 



Dolls. 
10164 



11328 93 



of the Common Council. 



73 



1850. 
Mar. 28, 



29, 



30, 
Feb. 15, 
April 9, 

11, 



Amount brought forward, 
cent., porterage, 2G cents, less five per cent 
for cash, March 27, 1850, . 

To Benjamin T. Traquair, for services collect- 
ing and serving notices, &c, March, 1850, 
31 days, at $1, 

To Charles Fox, for assisting City Regulator 
26 days, at $1 25, March, 1850, . 

To J. P. Roberts, for three months' services at 
City Surveyor's office, due 31st inst., . 

To Jac. Fisher, for hauling snow plough at 
City Railroad, four days, at $5, two do. one 
day, $10, from December 11, 1849, to Janu- 
ary 14, 1850, 

To Schuylkill Railroad Company for 1st and 
2d instalments on 20 shares of stock, at $25 
per share, 

To James Harper, for 7,500 gutter bricks, at 
$7 50, south district, .... 

To Gates and Baird, for 58 feet granite gutter, 
at 35 cents, $18 55, bedding curb at do. $1, 

To Saunders Lewis for J. Comly, for value of 
horse injured on City Rail Road, . 

To A. Traquair, for petty bills paid 1st quarter 
of 1850, $203 01 ; City Commissioners' pay 
roll, laborers and carters, from March 25th, 
to April 6th, 1850, at repairing streets at 
Walnut st. Tunnel, $688 81,. 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, from 
March 25th, to April 6th, 1850, at Walnut 
st. Tunnel and City Railway, viz., 2 journey- 
men, 15J days, and 1 do., ^ day, at $1 50 ; 
1 do., 12 nights, at $1, ... 

To John NefF, for work, cleansing, and repair- 
ing City Railroad, from March 25th, to 
April 7th, 1850 ; 2 men, 23 days, at $1 25 ; 
1 man, 4 days, at $1, .... 

To Benjamin F. Brown, for 7 boxes mould 
candles, 270 lbs., at 122- cts. ; 10 gallons oil, 
at $1 37J, keg $1, for Walnut st. Tunnel, 
from Jan. 14th, to April 5th, 1850, . 

To George Blackford for sundry bricklaying, 
arching, and paving over 12 pump wells, at 
$3, repairing inlets, and pavements around 
inlets, &c, from Jan. 12th to March 22d, 
1850, 

To Thomas Ward, for work done on account 
at excavation of the Tunnel of Walnut st. 
Sewer, 

To D, Hutchinson, for carting 5 one-horse 
loads to and from Walnut st. Tunnel ; 7 do. 

Amount carried forward, 



Dolh. C. 
L132 
: 36 95 

31 00 
89j 
90 16 25 



91 

09 

232 

92 

93 

94 

95 



99 



30 00 

500 00 
56 25 
19 55 
75 00 



89182 

35 75 
32 75 
48 96 

46 50 

150 00 

13332 21 



74 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 



April 11, 



12, 



25, 



May 



26, 

3, 
9, 



Amount brought forward, 
flagstone; 85 do., for pump work, at 25 cts., 
Mar. 1850, ...... 

To George James, for 33 team loads of gravel, 
and hauling, east of Broad st., at 55 cts.; 
292 do., west of do., at 50 cts., for repairing 
streets, North District, per contract, 

To Diehl & Duff, for 1 barrel Winter oil, 42 
gallons, at $1 10, for Walnut st. Tunnel, 

To Harbert & Davis, for lumber for Walnut st. 
Tunnel, from Nov. 26th, 1849, to Feb. 27th, 
1850, . . _ . . 

To Adam Traquair, for Commissioners' pay- 
roll, from April 7th, to April 20th, 1850, at 
repaving, repairing streets, Walnut street 
Tunnel, and miscellaneous, . 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, from 
8th to 20th April, 1850, viz., three journey- 
men 19JV days, at $1 50 ; one do. 12 nights, 
at $1, at inlets, Walnut street Tunnel, blocks 
for Railroad, and repairing wheelbarrows, 

To John Neff, for work at City Railroad, from 
8th to 20th April, 1850, two men 22 days, 
at $1 25, one man 10J days, at $1, 

To George James, for 125 team loads of gravel, 
and hauling for repaving, at 55 cents ; 35 
do. for repairing streets east of Broad street, 
at 55 cents, north district, . 

To Thomas Collins, for 39 do. west of Broad 
street, for repairing streets, at 68 cents, South 
District, 

To Benjamin T. Traquair, for services inspect- 
ing paving stone, collecting, notices, &c, 
April, 1850, 30 days, at $1, . 

To John Coulter, for stone paving, and mate- 
rials for individuals in sundry private alleys, 
March 22, 1850, 

To Charles Fox, for assisting City Surveyor, 
26 days, at $1 25, April, 1850, . 

To Thomas Ward, for work done on account 
of Tunnel excavation, at Walnut street 
Sewer, 

To C. & S. McKibben, for supper for Com- 
mittee, 

To Adam Wilson, for hauling 34 team loads 
paving stone, at 50 cts., for repaving North 
District, 

To Adam Traquair, for Commissioners' pay 
roll, laborers, and carters, from April 20th, 
to May 4th, 1850, for repaving, repairing 
streets, Walnut st. Tunnel and miscellaneous, 

Amount carried forward, 



No. 


Dolls. 
13332 


21 


100 


24 


25 


101 


32 


90 


102 


46 


20 


96 


275 


90 


103 


900 


60 


104 


41 


25 


105 


38 


00 


100 


88 


00 


107 


26 52 


108 


30 


00 


110 


35 


45 


112 


32 


50 


109 


100 


00 


113 


40 


00 


111 


17 


(JO 


114 


879 


45 


15940 


L3 



of the Common Council. 



75 



1850. 

Amount brought forward 
May 9, ! To Benjamin II. Pawling, for smith work for 
City Railroad, from Dec. 24th, 1849, to 
April 29th, 1850, 

To Archibald M'Donald, for do. for do., from 
Jan. 22d, to April 24th, 1850, . 

To Enoch Thorn, fur carpenter's work, one 
journeyman, 12 days, at $1 50, and 12 
nights, at $1, at Walnut st. Tunnel, from 
April 23d, to May 4th, 1850, _ 

To Owen Roberts, for repairing tools, &c, 
for Walnut st. Tunnel, from Jan. 9th, to 
April 22d, 1850, .... 

To George James, for 50 team loads of gravel 
and hauling for repaying, at 55 cts. ; 48£ 
do., east of Broad st, at 55 cts., and 5$ do., 
west of Broad st., at 50 cts, for repairing 
streets, North District, .... 

10, To John Neff, for work at City Railroad, from 
April 22d, to May 4th, 1850 ; 1 man, 6 
days, at Si 50 ; 3 men, 27f days, at $1 25 ; 
1 man, l\h days, at $1, 

To R. & S. H. Jones, for 6 kegs of Railroad 
spikes, GOO lbs, at 4J cts. ; porterage 50 cts., 

To Nelson Gavitt, for sundry iron castings for 
City Railroad, 2264 lbs., at 3 cts., less 2620 
lbs. old castings, at $15 50 per 2000 lbs, $20 
18, from Feb. 7th, to May, 8th, 1850, . 

To D. Hutchinson, for hauling 52 one-horse 
loads to and from City Railroad, at 25 cts ; 
hauling 6 stone do. at 75 cts, from Jan. 4th 
to May 4th, 1850, $13 75 ; do. 7 loads to and 
from Walnut street Tunnel ; 6 do. to and 
from sundry places; 37 do. for pump work, 
at 25 cents ; 1 do. screened gravel, at 62 
cents, $15 62, 

To John Lloyd & Son, for 209 feet flag stone, 
at 33 cents, 82 feet 2 inches do. at 30 cents, 
89 feet 2 inches gutter stones, at 20 cents, for 
repaying and repairing streets, from Febru- 
ary 1, to April 26, 1850, 

11, To John Coyle, for smith work at City Rail- 
road, from January 8 to May 3, 1850, 

13, To H. Hochstrasser, for 912 iron index plates, 
frames of sheds, at $1, one do. 75 cents, 
fastenings and putting up 6 do., $1 50, 
To Commissioners Girard Estate's, for three 
months' rent of City Surveyor's office, due 
1st ult., 

16, To Thomas Ward & Co., for work done on ac- 



Amount carried forward, 



No. 

118 
121 

122 

123 

125 

115 
116 

119 



Dolls. C. 
1594013 



68 69 
12 39 



30 00 
26 76 



59 12 



12G 



127 
120 



129 



29 37 



111 

69 



128, 914 25 



7^ 



00 



17482,44 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 



Mi 



24, 



25, 



27, 
.Tune 13, 



I 

No. 
Amount brought forward, 
count of Tunnel excavation at Walnut street 
Sewer, . . . > . 

To Adam Traquair, for City Commissioners' 
pay roll, laborers, and carters, from 4th to 
18th May, 1850, for repairing streets, repairs 
to sewers and Walnut street Tunnel, $835 45, 
advance to pay bills for paving-stone, $500, 131 

To John NefF, for work at City .Railroad, from 
4th to 18th inst., one man 10 days, at si 50; 
three men 32 do. at $1 25 ; three do. 18J 

do. at$l, 

! To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work from 
4th to 18th inst., four journeymen 15i days, 
at $1 50 ; one do. 12 nights, at $1, at Wal- 
nut street Tunnel, City Railroad, and Mul- 
berry street sewer, ..... 

To Henry O. Agnew, for making and repairing 
paving tools, from January 30 to May 17, 
1850, North District, .... 

To Thomas Collins, for 81 team loads of gravel 
and hauling west of Broad street, at 68 cts., 
38 do. east of do. at 90 cents, for repairing 
streets South District, .... 

To George James, for 71 do. east of Broad 
street, at 55 cents, 7J do. west of do. at 50 
cents, for do. North District, . . 137 

To R. & W. Clark, for 2087 feet oak sills, at 
$2 50, for Walnut street Tunnel, . 

To Charles Fox, for assisting City Surveyors, 
26 days, at $1 25, May 1850, . 

To Benjamin T. Traquair, for services collect- 
ing, serving notices, &c, May, 1850, 31 days, 
at$l, . 

To James Rowland, & Co., for 133 bars of 
railroad iron, 10 cwt. Oqr. 23 lbs., at $45, 
for City Railroad, 

To Gates, Baird, & Hoxsie, for 76 lbs. gutter 
stone, on Chestnut st. below 13th, at 22 cts., 1 

To Gates and Baird, for special advance on ac- 
count of cubical stone blocks, for repaving 
3rd st., from Dock to Chestnut st., 

To Wm. S. Potts, for 10 cwt. 1 qr. 21 lbs 
Railroad iron for City Railroad, at $50, 

To Adam Traquair, for City Commissioners' \ 
pay roll, laborers and carters three weeks at ! 
repairing streets, inlets, and repairs, miscel- ' 
aneous and Walnut st. Tunnel, . 

To Robert Mc Carroll, for 1044 team loads of 
gravel and hauling, east of Broad st., at 60 
cts ; 64J do., west of do., at 49 cts. : hauling 

Amount carried forward 



Dolls. ; C. 

17482 44 

442 00 



1335 



45 



73 50 

35 25 
53 75 

89 28 

42j80 
52J18 
3250 



31 



292 
16 



00 



1000,00 
2610 

1404 73 
2211064 



of the Common Council. 



1850. 
June 13, 



L4. 



20, 
24, 



Amount brought forward, 
25 do. paving stone, east of Broad st., at 50 
cts. ; 11 do., west of do., at 75 cts., North 
District for repaying streets and repairing, 

To John Long, for 128} team loads gravel and 
hauling, east of Broad st., at 67 cts. ; 48 do. 
west of do., at 61 cts., for repairing streets, 
South District, 

To John Neff, for work at City Railroad, 1 
man, 15 days, at $1 50 ; 3 men, 49| days, 
at $1 25 ; 3 men, 36| days, at $1, from May 
20th, to June 8th, 18 r 50, 

To D. Hutchinson, for carting 77 one-horse 
loads, at 25 cts. ; 2 do. screened gravel, at 
62} cts., for Walnut st. Tunnel, inlets, and 
miscellaneous, May, 1850, $20 75 ; hauling 
at sundry prices, to and from City Railroad, 
from May 6th, to Jan. 11th, 1850, $24 12, 

To Spear & Shirry, for 235 bushels of lime, at 
18} cts., for Walnut st. Tunnel, new inlets 
&c, from March 20th to June 7th, 1850, 
South District, 

To Thomas Ward, for excavating at Walnut 
st. Tunnel per contract, on account, 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, from 
May 20th, to June 8th, 1850 ; 4 journeymen, 
50| days, at $1 50, at Walnut st. Tunnel, 
Mulberry st Sewer, Schuylkill, and inlets, 

To Collar, Neveling, & Hay, for timber and 
work, at Walnut st., Tunnel, dock, and 
wharf, on account, .... 

To Thomas Smith, for 387 square feet of stone 
for City Railroad, at 55 cts., 

To John Thomason & Son, for sundry lamp 
work for Walnut st. Tunnel, from Oct. 20th, 
1849,. to Jan. 12th, 1850, . 

To Adam Traquair, for City Commissioners' 
pay roll, two weeks, laborers and carters at 
new paving, repairing streets, Walnut st. 
Tunnel, repairs of inlets and miscellaneous, 
$1205 80 ; Cash paid for 82 team loads 
paving stone at Schuylkill, at $2 50; 108 
do. on Delaware, at $2 25 ; 17 one-horse do., 
at 87} cts., $462 87, for new paving, repay- 
ing, and repairing streets, 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work 2 weeks, 
4 journeyman, 20 days, at $1 50 ; 2 laborers, 
3 days, at $1, at Walnut st. Sewer, putting 
up index plates, and work at inlets, 

To John Neff, for repairs of City Railroad, 



Amount carried forward, 
11 



No. 



Dolls. O. 
22410 64 



14s 

Mi; 

149 

151 
154 



145 

155i 

150 



153 



156 



157 



1 17 114 



31 



115 31 



121 19 



44 87 



43 47 
2000 



76 

100 
212 

10 



1668 67 



33 00 



24971 12 



78 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 



June 27, 



28, 



29, 



July 2, 



11. 



Amount brought forward, 
2 weeks, 1 man 12 days, at $1 50 : 3 do., 
29£ days, at $1 25 ; 3 do., 26J days, at $1, 

To Aaron B. Cooley, for excavating 1256 cu- 
bical yards from Walnut st. dock, Del., at 
35 cts., $439 60, less per centage retained 
$87 92 

To Wm. Lawrence, for pump work, from Dec. 
17th, 1849, to June 20th, 1850, . 

To Gates, Baird, & Hoxie, for 518 ft., 3 in. flag 
stone, at 35 cts, for repairing streets and re- 
paving, 

To John Lloyd & Son, for 715 ft., 8 in., gut- 
ter stone, at 20 cts. ; 131 ft., inlet stone, at 

25 cts. ; 216 ft., 2 in., flag stone, porterage, 
and labor, for repairs of inlets, repairing 
streets, repaying, and new sewer, North, and 
South Districts, from May 12th, to June 
19th, 1850 

To Thomas Collins, for hauling 35 team loads of 
paving stone, at 50 cts.. for repairing streets, 
South District, ..... 

To Robert M'Carroll, for do. 82 do., at 50 cts. ; 
158J do. gravel and hauling, at 60 cts., for 
new paving, repaying, and repairing streets, 
South District, per contract, 

To John Long, for 150^ do. gravel and haul- 
ing, east of Broad st., at 67 cts. ; 14 do., 
west of do., at 60 cts., for repairing streets, 
South District, 

To J. P- Roberts, for three months' services as 
messenger at City Surveyor's office, due 
30th inst,, . . ■."-"■ 

To Charles Fox, for assisting City Surveyor, 

26 days, at $1 25, .... 

To Benjamin T. Traquair, for inspecting pav- 
ing stone, notices, &c, June 1850, 30 days, 
at$l, 

To John F. Shermer, for laying 14000 bricks, 
repairs Mulberry st. Sewer, Schuylkill, (about 
65 feet) at $2 25, 

To John Rice, for 9540 feet Georgia pine scant- 
ling, for Third street Railroad, at three cts., 
$286 20, wharfage and piling, $4 50, . 

To Adam Traquair, for cash paid for 84 team 
loads of paving stone, at «2 25 ; 69 do. on 
Schuylkill, at $2 50 ; 84 do. do. at $2 62J, 
$477 ; petty bills paid three months,' $135 ; 
City Commissioners' pay roll, laborers and 
carters, two weeks, $1086 37, at new paving, 



Amount carried forward, 



No. 
158 

160 
161 

162 



Doiis. c. 

2497112 
81 ! 37 



163 
164 

165 

166 109 38 



167 16 25 

169 32 50 



168 
152 
159 



2661122 



of the ( f ommoti Council* 



79 



1850. 



July 11, 



12, 



Amount brought forward, 
repaying, repairing streets, City Railroad, 
Walnut street Tunnel, and miscellaneous, 
: To David C. Thorn, for arching and paving 
over seven pump wells, at $3, paving around 
one pump, $1, sundry repairs at inlets, 
sewers and pavements, from January 28 th 
to June 15th, 1850, 

To Lawrence & Goldy, for 37,850 hard bricks, 
at $6, for Walnut street Tunnel, inlets and 
repairs, and repairing streets, 

To James Harper, Jr., for 15,200 gutter bricks, 
at $8 ; 12,000 bricks for patching gutters, 
&c, at $7 ; 8000 hard do. for inlets, at §6 ; 
two loads potter's clay for Walnut street 
Tunnel, at $1, from April 20th, to July 3d, 
1850, 

To Robert M'Carroll, for hauling 36J team 
loads paving stone, at 75 cents ; 106 do. at 
50 cents ; 197 do. gravel and hauling, at 60 
cents, for new paving, repaving, and repair- 
ing streets, North District, . 

To John Long, for 101J do. east of Broad 
street, 67 cents; eight do. west, at 61 cents ; 
for repairing streets, South District, 

To Thomas Collins, for hauling 45 team loads 
paving stone, at 50 cents, for repairing 
streets, 

To Chandler & Walker, for lumber for Walnut 
street Tunnel, 

To John Williams, for rent of coal yard, from 
April 29th, to July 8th, 1850, ten weeks, at 
$1 50, for City Railroad, . 

To John Neff, for repairs of City Railroad, two 
weeks, one man 11 days, at $1 50 ; three 
men 29 days, at $1 25 ; four men 25 days, 
at $1, . . . 

To B. H. Pawling, for smith work, repairing 
tools, &c, from December 19, 1849, to July 
8th, 1850, for repairing streets, repairs of 
sewers, and Walnut street Tunnel, 

To D. Hutchinson, for carting, at sundry 
prices, to and from City Railroad, $21 12 ; 
do. 62 loads, at 25 cents ; two loads screened 
gravel, at 62A- cents, from June 1st to July 
9 th, 1850, for inlets, miscellaneous, and 
Walnut street Tunnel, $10 75, 

To M. A. Kellogg, for carriage hire, twice, at 
$3 ; two saddle horses, $7 50 ; do $6, by City 
Commissioners/ ..... 

To Crissy & Markley, for sundry printing, re- 
Amount carried forward, 



No. 
170 

172 

176 



Doiis. I a 

20611 22 



181 

182 ! 

183 
187 

192 

| 
171 



180 
190 



1098 



7] 



37 



L2 



22710 

■ 



177 259 



203 
72 
21 



>;o 



57 



00 



2353 
15 00 

74 



178 181 02 



37 87 
19 50 



29520,02 



80 



Appendix to the Journal 



1S50. 



Amount brought forward, 
quisition book, gravel tickets, bills and 
heads, Ordinance, &c, from October 26, 

1849, to April, 19, 1850, . 

July 12, To fm. J. Young, for a levelling and transit 
instrument, $150 ; one beam compass, $5, for 
City Surveyors, ..... 
13, To Thomas Williams, Jr., & Co., for lumber 
for Walnut street Tunnel, and miscellaneous, 
from November 2, 1849, to June 15, 1850, 
I To Benjamin F. Brown, for candles, oil, &c, 
for Walnut street Tunnel, from April 13th 
to June 22d, 1850, .... 

15, To Stevenson and Maris, for lumber for Wal- 
nut street Tunnel, from 4th to 29th April, 

1850, . . . 

16, To Merrick & Son, for repairs of steam engine, 
for Walnut street Tunnel, from December 
15th, 1849, to February 28th, 1850, . 

To John Eisenbrey & Son, for sawing circular 
plank into handles, felloes, &c, for wheel- 
barrows, 

15, To George Blackford, for arching and paving 
over six pump wells, at $3 ; paving over 
two do. at $1, building inlet and repairs of 
inlets, screened gravel, &c, from April 22 to 
July 6, 1850, f 

17, To Harbert & Davis, for lumber for Walnut 
street Tunnel, inlets, &c, from May 21 to 
June 29, 1850, .... 

20, To Adam Matsinger, for repairing paving 
tools, from May 20th to July 3, 1850, for 
repaving, repairing streets and miscella- 
neous, 

To John Agnew, for repairs of steam engine 
for Walnut street Tunnel, from 5th to 25th 
June, 1850, 

To Adam Traquair, for Commissioners' pay 
roll, laborers and carters, 2 weeks, for new 
paving, and repairing streets, $955 59 ; 
cash paid for 27 team loads paving stone on 
Delaware, at $2 37* ; 40 do., at §2 25 ; 13 
do. on Schuylkill, at $2 62J, $3 72, for new 
paving, and repairing streets, 

To John Neff, for work at City Railroad, 2 
weeks, 1 man, 12 days, at $1 50 ; 3 men, 
29f days, at $1 25 ; 3 men, 22* days, at si, 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, 2 weeks, 
4 journeymen, 24{: days, at $1 50, at Wal- 
nut st. Tunnel, paving 3d st, and repairing 
streets, 

Amount carried forward, 



No. 

191 
193 
186 
174 

188 
124 

140 

173 

185 

179 

189 



Bolls. C. 
29520 02 

38 25 
155 00 
568;40 

34 12 
246 29 

5905 

11,50 

113 50 
403 56 

2281 
11851 



195 
196 

197 



1327 59 

| 
77 69 

36 37 
12732 66 



of the Common Council. 



*1 



1850. 
July 25, 



31, 



10, 



13, 



15, 



Amount brought forward, 

To Collar, Neveling, & Hay, for piling at Wal- 
nut st. Culvert, on account, . 

To -John Long, for 79 team loads gravel and 
hauling, east of Broad st., at 07 cts. ; 30 do., 
west of do., at 01 cts, for repairing streets, 
South District, ..... 

To Robert M'Carroll, for hauling 85 team 
loads paving stone from Schuylkill, at 50 
cts. ; 40 do. from Delaware, at 75 cts. ; 31J 
do. gravel and hauling, west of Broad st., 
at 49 cts. ; 84 do., east of do., at 00 cts., for 
new paving and repairing streets, North 
District, ...... 

To Thomas Collins, for 55-£ team loads gravel, 
and hauling, for coffer clam, Walnut street 
Tunnel, at 90 cents, hauling 27 h loads pav- 
ing stone, at 75 cents, for new paving, 

To Benjamin T. Traquair, for services inspect- 
ing paving stone, serving notices, &c, July, 
1850, 31 days, at $1, . 

To Baxter & Brothers, for hardware, from 
November 17, 1849, to June 20, 1850, for 
Walnut street Tunnel, repairing sewers, and 
miscellaneous, 

To Joseph Francis, for smith work, from 
January 30 to June 29, 1850, for City Bail- 
road, 

To Edwin S. Hansell, for five rammers, at $9, 
one handle, 12 cents, repairing rammer, 
$1 25, for repairing streets, 

To McAllister & Co., for a spring steel tape 
measure, 33 feet, $7 ; metallic tape, 70 feet, 
$3 50 ; repairs to tape, 37 cents ; two ivory 
rulers, at 75 cents, for City Surveyors, 

To Commissioners Girard Estates, for one 
quarter's rent of City Surveyor's office, due 
lstult., 

To A. Traquair, for City Commissioners' pay 
roll, three weeks, laborers and carters, at 
new paving, repairing streets, Walnut street 
Tunnel, paving Third street, new sewers, 
repairs of sewers, and miscellaneous, . 

To John Neff, for work at City Railroad, three 
weeks, one man 17 days, at $1 50 ; three 
men 46 days, at §1 25 ; three men 36£ days, 
at $1, 

To R. D. Wood & Co., for five man-hole frames 
and covers, and eight extra covers for do. 
2136 lbs., at 2£ cents, for repairs of sewers, 



Amount carried forward, 



Dolls. C. 
No. 

32732 06 

150! 00 



203 74 89 



204 



205 



208 



198 



200 
202 

209 

210 
212 



138 34 



70 57 



3100 



184 102 28 



12 29 



207 46 37 



12 37 



'5 00 



2123 43 



120 54 
53 40 



35743 14 



82 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. |No. 

Amount brought forward, 
Aug. 15. To Gates, Baird & Hoxsie, for 530 feet gutter I 
stones, at 22 cents, for repairing streets, 
To John Long, for 113 team loads gravel, 
hauled west of Broad street, at 61 cenis; 61 
do. east, at 67 cents, for repairing streets, 

South District, 

To Robert McCarroll, for 121 do. east of Broad 
street, at 60 cents ; 66 J do. west, at 49 cents, 
for do. North District, 
: To Joseph P. Kelsh, for assisting as rod man 
in surveying and regulating, 26 days, at 
$1 25, due 1st inst., .... 

16, ! To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, three 
weeks, four journeymen 44 days, at $1 50 ; 
at new sewers, Walnut street Tunnel, paving 
Third street, and repairing streets, 

To Lawrence & Goldy, for 25,400 hard bricks, 
at $6, for new sewer, Mulberry street, 

To James Rowland & Co., for 103 bars Rail- 
road iron, 6 tons 5 cwt. 2 q. 20 lbs., at $45, 
for City Railroad, .... 

To D. Hutchinson, for carting 67 one-horse 
loads to and from City Railroad, at 25 cts. ; 
nine do. gravel and hauling, at 50 cents ; 
one do. stone, 62 J cents ; two do. at 37 J 
cents, from July 11, to August 8, 1850, 

17, To Thomas Matlack, for 175 bushels lime, for 
Walnut street Tunnel, at 18 h cents, 

19, To James Harper, Jr., for 22,400 hard bricks, 
for sewer, Mulberry st., at $6 ; 4000 paving 
do. at $8, for repairing streets, North Dis- 
trict, . m 218 

20, i To Colwell & Co, for two iron pipes, six inch, 
defective, at $5 50, for paving Third street, 2 

, To Hahn & Brother, for 1500 hard bricks, at 
City shop, for paving and arching wells, at 
86 75, 201 

To Wright & Hunter, for 23 feet 1| inch 
iron pipe, to ventilate sewer, at 35 cents, 
fixing $1, valve $2, digging $1, . 

To R. & S. H. Jones, for 10 kegs railroad 
spikes, 1000 lbs., at 4J cents, porterage 50 
cents, for City Railroad, 

To A. Traquair, for City Commissioners' pay 
roll, laborers and carters, two weeks, at new 
paving, repairing streets, Walnut street 
Tunnel, and paving Third street, $1341 14 ; 
cash paid for 36J team loads paving stone 
on Delaware, at $2 25 ; 100 do. on Schuyl- 



Amount carried forward, 



July 26 



Aug. 2 



Dolls. 
35743 



116 60 



109 80 
105 19 

! 

3250 

66 00 
152 40 



282 



78 



22 62 
32^7 



166 



40 



11 00 



10 



12 



12 05 



45 



50 



36908 47 



of the Common Council. 






Aug. 29, 



No. 



Dolli . < . 

3G908 47 



Amount brought forward, 
kill, at $2 m ; 2G:U do. at $2 75, $1046 75, 
for new paving and repaying stree ts, . 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, two 
weeks, four journeymen, 26£ days, at$l 50, 
at "Walnut street Tunnel, Mulberry street 
sewer and inlets, and Third street Railroad, 224 39 75 

To David C. Thorn, for building inlet, $16 50 ; 
laying 95,250 bricks sewer Mulberry street, 
at $2 25, 225 230 81 

To John Neff, for work at City Railroad, two 
weeks, one man 6| days, at $1 50 ; three 
men 27 days, at $1 25 ; three do. 22 days, at 
$1, 65 50 

To John Lloyd & Son, for 178 feet 5 inches, 
gutter stone, at 20 cents, 191 feet 1 inch 
inlet stone, at 25 cents, 551 feet 6 inches, 
flag stone, at 30 cents, 258 tramway stone, 
at 35 cents, men ; s work, three days, at s2, 
and porterage, '227 382 85 

To John Diamond, per A. Traquair, for Smith 
work at City Railroad, from May 29th, to 
Aug. 10th, 1850, 

To John Long, for 47 team loads of gravel 
and hauling, at 90 cts., east of Broad st. ; 
68 do., west of do., at 68 cts. ; 4 one-horse 
do., at 34 cts. ; 1 screened do., at $1 25, for 
repairing streets, and paving 3d st., South 
District, 229 9115 

To Robert M'*Carroll, for 69 team loads of 
gravel and hauling, east of Broad st., at 
60 cts. ; 35 do., west of do., at 49 cts. ; 
hauling 15 do. paving stone, at 75 cts, ; 184 
do., at 50 cts., for new paving, repaving, 
and repairing streets, North District, . 230 161 80 

To Thomas Collins, for hauling 27J team loads 
paving stone, at 75 cents, from Delaware, 
165 do. at 50 cents, from Schuylkill, for new 
paving and repairing streets, South District, -31 103 12 

To Peter Bobb, for 35,200 hard bricks, at $6, 

for new sewers and inlets, . . . 233 21120 

To Benjamin T. Traquair, for inspecting pav- 
ing stone, August, 1850, 31 days, at $1, 236: 31 00 

To Collar, Neveling & Hay, per L. Schofield, 
for labor and materials at "Walnut street 
Culvert, on account, .... 237 ! 150 00 

To Joseph P. Kelsh, for services as rod man j 
for City Surveyor, Aug., 1850, 27 days, at 
$1, 239 

To Gates & Baird, for cubic stone blocks for , 

'240! 



paving 3d st., on account, . 

Amount carried forward, 



33 75 
1000 00 
41808 94 



8t 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 

Amount brought forward, 
Aug. 29, To Trustees Philadelphia Gas Works, for 7800 
bushels of coke for Walnut st. Culvert, at 3 
cts. ; carting $78 ; 3 bushels lime, at 20 cts., 
; To Watkins & Hines, for 316 bushels of lime 
for new sewers, inlets.. &c, at 19 cts, 
Sep. 3, To Lawrence & Goldy, for 15,350 hard bricks 
for new sewer in Mulberry st., at $6, 
5, To James Harper Jr., for 6000 do. for do., at 
l $6 ; 2500 gutter bricks for repairing streets, 
at $8, . . . .. 
7, To Owen Roberts, for repairs of steam engine 
at Walnut st. Tunnel, from May 13th to 

Aug. 22d, 1850, 

12, To Robert M'Carroll, for 22^ team loads gravel 
and hauling, west of Broad st., at 49 cts ; 
133^ do., east of do., at 60 cts ; hauling 70 
do. paving stone from Schuylkill, at 50 cts., 
for new paving and repairing streets North 
District, . . .... 

To Gates, Baird, & Hoxsie, for 269 ft,. 6 in., 
gutter stone, at 22 cts. ; 654 ft. granite flag 
stone, 20 in., wide, at 40 cts., for repairing 
streets, ...... 

To James M'Closkey, & Co., for 216* ft. curb 
stone, at 50 cents, fixing inlets, gutter stone, 
porterage, &c, ..... 

To Thomas Collins, for hauling 77 team loads 
paving stone from Delaware, at 75 cts. ; 29 
do. from Schuylkill, at 50 cts., South Dis- 
trict, for new paving, .... 

To John Long, for 85 do. gravel and hauling, 
at 90 cts., east of Broad st. ; 11 one-horse 
do., at 45 cts. ; 18 team loads do., west of 
do., at 68 cts. ; 11 one horse do., at 34 cts. ; 
19 team loads screened do., west of Broad st., 
at $1 25, for repairing streets, paving 3d st., 
and Walnut st. Tunnel, South District, 
, To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, 2 
weeks, 3 journeymen, 24 days, at $1 50, at 
Walnut st. Tunnel, paving 3d st., and index 
plates, 

To D. Hutchinson, for hauling 19 one-horse 
loads to and from City Railroad, at 25 cts. ; 
17f days work at paving 3d st., at $2 50; 
hauling 47 one-horse loads, at 25 cts. ; do. 
brought from over Schuylkill, $1; 2 do. 
screened gravel, at 62J cts, for new sewers, 
Walnut st. Tunnel, and miscellaneous, from 
Aug. 1st., to Sep. 7th, 1850, 



No. 


Dolls. 
41808 


a. 

94 


238 


312 60 


232 


60 04 


234 


92 


10 


235 


56 00 


241 


77 


Ml 



245 

248 
249 

254 



250 



244 



246 



Amount carried forward, 



4329G 20 



of the Common Council. 



85 



1850. 
Sept. 12, 

13, 

14, 

12, 

14, 

17, 

18, 



July 12, 



Sep. 26, 



242 



No. 
Amount brought forward, 
To A. Traquair, for Commissioners' pay roll, 

laborers and carters, 2 weeks, at new paving, 

paying 3d sc., repaying streets, Walnut st. 

Tunnel, and miscellaneous*, . 
To Thomas Smith, for 115 ft. Railroad stone 

for City Railroad, and new Railroad, 3d St., 

at 55 cts, 

To David C. Thorn, for laying 6900 bricks, at I 

sewer, Mulberry st., at '$2 25, . . |253 

To John Neif, for work at City Railroad, two I 

weeks, 1 man Hi days, at $1 50; 3 men, 

34} days, at $1 25 ; 3 men, 25 days, at $1, 
To Collar, Neveling and Hay, for work at 

Walnut st. wharf, on account, 
To Joseph Buckley, for hire of steam engine, 

at Walnut st. Tunnel, on account, 
To Lawrenee and Goldy, for 6900 hard bricks, 

for new sewer in Mulberry st., at $6, . 
To R. D. Wood and Co., for 7 man-hole frames 

and covers, and 4 extra covers, 2148 lbs., at 

1\ cts, for new sewers, &c, . 
To Jesse Godley, for expenses, of resetting 

front of 2 stores in Walnut st., owing to 

error, 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, two 

weeks, 4 journeymen, 39 days, at $1 50 ; 

2* laborers, 16 days, at $1, at Walnut st. 

Tunnel ; putting up index plates, work at 

railroad sills for 3d st., and making stakes 

for regulating, 

To Adam Traquair, for City Commissioners' 

fay roll, laborers and carters, two weeks, 
1429 62, petty bills paid three months, 
$187 50 ; cash paid for 357? team loads 
paving stone, from Schuylkill, at $2 75 ; 77 
do., on Delaware, at $2 25, $1156 37, at new 
paving, repaving, repairing streets, paving 
3d st., repairs of inlets, &c, Walnut st. Tun- 
nel, miscellaneous, and City Railroad, . 
To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, 4 
journeymen, 23 days, at $1 50 ; 2 laborers, 
2 days, at SI, at Walnut st. Culvert, Third 
st. Railroad, inlets and sewers, and cleaning 
up shop yard, two weeks, 
To John Long, for 110 team loads gravel 
and hauling, east of Broad st., at 90 cts. ; 
7 one-horse do., at 45 cts. ; 273 do., west of 
do., at 68 cts. ; 19 screened do., at $1 25 ; 2 
one horse do., at 62£ cts., for new paving, 



24: 



243 
257 
256 
251 

252 

255 



194 



Dolls. 


a 


43296 


20 


1219 


02 


63 24 


15 54 


84 68 


100 00 


75 


00 


41 


40 


53 


70 


25 


00 



74 50 



258 2773 49 



259 



36 50 



Amount carried forward,. 

12 



I 



86 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 

Amount brought forward, 
repairing streets, paving 3d St., and Walnut 
st. Tunnel, South District, 
Sept. 26, : To Robert M'Carroll, for hauling 85 team 
loads paving stone, at 50 cts. ; 56 do. gravel 
and hauling, west of Broad st., at 49 cts. ; 
69 do. east of do., at 60 cts., for new paving, 
and repairing streets, North District. . 

To Joseph Bulkley, for putting up steam en- 
gine and repairs, and for hire of- same, 46 
days, at $3, for Walnut st. Tunnel, less $75, 
paid on account, 

To Thomas Collins, for hauling 136 team 
loads paving stone, at 50 cts., from Schuyl- 
kill, for new paving, South District, 

To D. Hutchinson, for5| days work, horse and 
cart, at $2 50 ; hauling 13 one-horse loads, 
at 25 cts. ; 1 do. gravel and hauling, for 
City Railroad, and paving Third st., 50 cts., 
from 11th to 23d Sept., 1850, 

To John Williams, for 11 weeks rent of coal 
yard, from July 8th to Sept. 23d, 1850, for 
City Railroad, 

To Benjamin T. Traquair, for inspecting pav- 
ing stone, serving notices, &c, Sept., 1850, 
30 days, at $1, 

To John Neff, for work at City Railroad, two 
weeks, one man 12 days, at $1 75 ; three 
men 27 1 days, at $1 25 ; seven men thirty- 
five days, at $1, 

27, To John Coyle, for smith work at City Rail- 
road, from May 7th to September 17th, 1850, 

To Archibald M'Donald, for do. do. from May 
3d to September 14th, 1850, 

To J. P. Roberts, for services at City Sur- 
veyor's office, three months, to 30th inst., 

28, To Schuylkill Railroad Company, for first sub- 
scription to 20 shares stock, less $500, paid 
on account, per Ordinance 14th March last, 

30, To Nelson Gavitt, for 4314 lbs. iron castings 
for City Railroad, at three cents, from May 
11th to September 23d, 1850, 

To Gates, Baird & Hoxsie, for 50 feet flag 
stone, at 33 cents ; 251 feet 20 inch wide 
extra do, at 50 cents ; 549 feet 16 inch wide 
tramway stone, at 40 cents ; 82 feet gutter 
and inlet stone, at 22 cents, for repaving 
and repairing streets, .... 

To John Lloyd & Son, for ring stone for en- 
trance to Walnut street Culvert, by agree- 



Amount carried forward. 



No. 
260 

261 

267 



Doiis. I a 

47858:27 
300 29 



262 
264 
265 
271 

275 

266 

269 



243 



63 



105 50 



268 68 00 



270 18 12 

! 

273 1650 

274 30 00 



9006 
12010 

1188 
16 25 

! 

1500 00 



129 



42 



379 64 



50887,66 



of the Cm a, mm Council. 



87 



1850. 



11. 



15, 



No. 
Amount brought forward, 
ment, $213 ; men's time, 6 days work, at 82, 
at Culvert, . . . . # . . (272 

To Benjamin H. Pawling, for smith work for 
City Railroad, from May 2d to September 

13th, 1850, 

To Pat. Maher, for damages by overflow of 
water, during building sewer in Mulberry 
street, allowed by Committee, . . 276 

To Adam Traquair, for City Commissioners' 
pay roll, laborers and carters, two weeks, 
$1367 13 ; cash paid for 170 team loads 
paving stone, delivered on Schuylkill, at 
$2 75 ; 17* do. on Delaware, at $2 25 ; for 
new paving, paving Third street, repairing 
streets, repairing sewers, and Walnut street 

Tunnel, 

To John Neff, for work at City Railroad, two 
weeks, one man six days, at $1 75 ; two 
men 20 days, at $1 25 ; three men 23 days, 

at$l, . 

To Joseph P. Kelsh, for services as rod man 
to City Surveyor, 25 days, at Si 25, to 1st 

inst., . . 

To John Long, for 419 team loads of gravel, 
delivered west of Broad street, at 68 cents ; 
34 do. east, at 90 cents ; one one-horse load 
screened, do. 62| cents, for new paving, re- 
pairing streets, and Walnut street Tunnel, 

South District, 

To Enoch Thorn, Jr., for extra time at Walnut 

street Tunnel, at $6 per week, 
To Robert M'Carroll, for 259 team loads gravel, 
delivered west of Broad street, at 49 cents ; 
28 do. east of do. at 60 cents ; hauling 63 
do. paving stone, from Schuylkill, at 50 
cents, for new paving and repairing streets, 
North District, . . _ . 
To Thomas Collins, for hauling 143 team loads 
paving stone from Schuylkill, at 50 cents ; 
18 do. from Delaware, at 75 cents, for new 
paving, South District, 
To Webster & Patterson, for 3000 hard, straight 

bricks, for Walnut street Tunnel, at $6 25, : 
To Wm. Ouram, for 1900 nails for index 

plates, chisels, and dressing do., . 
To Berkenbine, Martin & Trotter, for pump 
for Walnut street Culvert, $212 50 ; tearing 
down steam engine, boiler and pump, 
$137 75 ; sundry repairs, &c, 
To Adam Traquair, for cash paid for 795 team 

Amount carried forward, 



DoUa. C. 

50887 66 
225 00 



143 



40 



40 



00 



187400 

58 50 
3125 



325 52 

i 

90 00 



175 21 



S6 00 
18 75 
23 32 



57109 

i 



54549 76 



88 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 



Oct. 15, 



23, 



24, 



Amount brought forward, 
loads paving stone, on Schuylkill, at $2 75, 
for new paving and repairing streets, . 

To Robert M'Carroll, for hauling 265 team 
loads of paving stone from Schuylkill, at 50 
cents, for new paving and repairing streets, 

To C. P. Stackhouse, per A. Traquair, for six 
■wheelbarrows, at $6, sundry repairs of bar- 
rows, &c, from December 20th, 1849, to 
September 30th, 1850, 

To D. Hutchinson, for carting, at sundry prices, 
gravel, lime, &c, Sept. 1850, for repairs of 
inlet?, Walnut street Tunnel and miscella- 
neous, 

To Thomas Collins, for hauling 438 team loads 
paving stone from Schuylkill, at 50 cents ; 
37 do. at 75 cents, for new paving, 

To Trustees Philadelphia Gas Works, for 3200 
bushels coke, at three cents, carting, $32 75, 
for Walnut street Tunnel, . 

To Joseph L. Kern & Co., for hauling six loads 
of yellow pine, at 75 cents, sawing 33 pieces 
yellow pine, at $1, carting, $8 25, for Third 
street Railroad, 

To A. Traquair, for City Railroad, two weeks, 
laborers and carters, at new paving, repair- 
ing streets, new sewers, and Walnut street 
Tunnel, $1474 94 ; cash paid for 1055 J team 
loads paving stone on Schylkill, at $2 75 ; 
for new paving and repairing streets, 
$2906 62, 

To John Neff, for work at City Railroad, two 
weeks, one man lOf days, at $1 75 ; two 
20 £ day 8, at $1 25 ; three men 24 days, at 

$1, 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, two 
weeks, four journeymen, 23J days, at $1 50; 
three laborers, three days, at $1 ; at Walnut 
street Tunnel, repairs of inlets, and miscel- 
laneous, 

To John Lloyd & Son, for 576J feet flag stone, 
delivered at 33 cents ; 256 feet two inches 
inlet stone, at 25 cents; 217 feet gutter 
stone, at 20 cents ; 100 feet do. delivered at 
22 cents ; porterage 12 loads, at 50 cents, of 
inlet and gutter stone ; 1^ day's work, at 
$1 25, from August 27 to October 10, 1850, 
at new paving, repaving, repairing streets, 
and repairs of inlets, .... 

To Gates, Baird & Hoxsie, for 504 feet flag 
stone, delivered at 33 cents, for new paving ; 

Amount carried forward, 



No. 



290 



291 



292 



294 



295 



285 



282 



Doiis. I a 

54549 76 
50 



2179 
132 

59 



50 

37 

20 50 
246 
128 75 

45 75 



296 



297 



298 



4381 



56 



43 



37 87 



299 



328 51 



62179i25 



of the Common Council. 



89 



1850. 



Oct. 24, 



26, 



Nov. 4, 



No. 
Amount brought forward, 
553 feet of 18 inch wide do., delivered at 
City lot for repairing streets, 

To R. D. Wood & Co., for 18 large circular 
inlet frames, six medium size do. 10,326 
lbs., at 2* cents, October 3 and 16, 1850, 

To John Long, for 435 team loads gravel, de- 
livered west of Broad street, at 68 cents ; 
five one-horse do. do. at 34 cents ; 88 team 
loads, east of do., at 90 cts. ; 10 one-horse 
do. do., at 45 cts., for new paving, and re- 
pairing streets, South District, . . 305 

To Spenser Bonsall, for services in City Sur- 
veyor's office, from 16th July to 30th Sept., 
1850, inclusive, 66 days, deducting Sundays, 
at $3, 

To Thomas Collins, for hauling 501 team loads 
paving stone, from Schuylkill, at 50 cts. ; 
147 do. do., at 75 cts., .... 307 

To Benjamin T. Traquair, for services inspect- 
ing paving stone, Oct., 1850, 31 days, at $1, 
for new paving, 308 

To Bickley & Lewis, for wharfage of 1267 
team loads of paving stone, at (S\ cts., from 
4th to 22.1 Oct., 1850, for new paving, 

To Benjamin F. Brown, for 16 gallons oil, at 
$1 37$ ; 24 lbs. randies, at 12} cts. ; 1 doz. 
buckets, $3, rope, soap, &c, for Walnut st. 
Culvert, from July 9th to Oct. 5th, 1850, 

To Joseph N, Goodrick, for donation to defray 
the expense of recovering the body of his 
son, drowned by falling in of Walnut st. 
wharf, 

To Reeves, Buck, & Co., for 40 bars railroad 
iron, 5 tons, llcwt., 2qr., 81bs., at $52 ; 
one pair rolls, $350 ; punching 230 holes, at 
2 cts.: 50 plates, 112 lbs., at 2} cts. ; por- 
terage, 6 loads, at 37i cts., for City Rail- 
road^ Third st., 

To Robert M'Carroll, for 45 team loads gravel, 
delivered east of Broad st., at 60 cts. ; 43 
do., west of do., at 49 cts. ; hauling 407 do. 
paving stone, from Schuylkill, at 50 cts., 
for new paving, and repairing streets, . 300 

To Clemens, & Sands, for smith work for Wal- 
nut st. Culvert, from Aug. 21st, to Oct. 5th, 
1850, and for paving Third st., . 

To Adam Traquair, for cash paid for 536} 
team loads paving stone, on Schuylkill, at 
$2 75 ; 33 do., at S2 37, less overpaid as for 



Amount carried forward, 



Dolls. | C. 
62179.25 
87 



359 

283 



55 



382108 



198 



00 



360 75 
3100 
7919 



31 



02 



25 00 



649 



251 



74 



57 



46 60 
I 

I 



64877 62 



90 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 



Oct. 14, 



No. 
Amount brought forward, 
due bill of Oct. 24th, 1850, $15 12, for new 
paving, repaying, and repairing streets, 

To Adam Traquair, for Commissioners' pay 
roll, three weeks, at new paving, repairing, 
streets, new sewers, and Walnut st. Tunnel, 311 

To John Neff, for work at City Railroad, three 
weeks, 1 man, 17 days, at $1 75 ; 2 men, 33 
days, at $1 50; 3 men, 38 days, at $1, 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, from 
Oct, 21st, 1850, to Nov. 9th, 1850,4 journey- 
men, 50 days, at $1 50 ; for inlets, Walnut 
st. Sewer, City Railroad, and miscellaneous, 313 

To Robert M'Carroll, for 541 team loads of 
gravel, hauled west of Broad street, at 49 
cents, 31 do. east, at 60 cents, for new pav- 
ing and repairing streets ; hauling 433 team 
loads paving stone, at 50 cents ; 35 do. at 
35 cents, for do., 

To James Cook, for hauling engine and boiler 
from and to West Philadelphia, at $5 each ; 
hauling do. to City Gas Works, $4 ; hauling 
six loads sills to Third street Railroad, at 
50 cents, 

To Joseph P. Kelsh, for services as rod man 



Dolls. 

64877 

1538 



to City Surveyer, 27 days, at $1 25, October, 
1850, 

To James Harper, Jr., for 17000 gutter bricks, 
at $8 50; 64,100 hard do. at $6 50, from 
September 20th to November 8th, 1850, for 
new paving, repaying, repairing streets and 
new sewers, ..... 

To George McCabe, for dressing and cutting 
man-hole stones, $2 25 ; dressing stone for 
inlet, $1 ; 32 blocks with numbers on them, 
$36, ........ 

To Thomas Collins, for hauling 86 team loads 
of paving stone from Schuylkill, east of 
Broad street, at 75 cents ; do. 237 do. from 
Delaware and* Schuylkill, to sundry places, 
at 50 cents, South District, for new paving 
and repairing streets, .... 

To John Long, for 207 team loads of gravel, 
hauled east of Broad street, at 90 cents ; 450 
do. at 68 cents, west of do. for new paving 
and repairing streets, South District, . 

To Gates, Baird and Hoxsie, for 172 feet gutter 
stone, at 22 cents ; 98 feet 8 inches heavy 
crossings, 18 inches wide, at 35 cents ; 811 
5-12ths heavy dressed granite tramway 
stones, at 40 cents ; 104 feet six inches inlet 

Amount carried forward, 



320 



325 



321 



328 



329 



7045463 



of the Common Council, 



91 



1850. 



Nov. 14, 



15, 



16, 



19, 



21, 



20 



Amount brought forward, 
do. at 22 cents, from October 28th to No- 
vember 11th, 1850, .... 

To A. B. Cooley, for dredging 3344 cubic 
yards of mud from Walnut street Dock, at 
35 cents, less $351 68, paid on account, 

To Morris, Tasker & Morris, for iron castings 
for Mr. Godley's building, and for steam 
engine at Walnut street Tunnel, from June 
20th to October 31st, 1850, . 

To David C. Thorn, for laying 51,500 bricks 
in new sewer, Cherry street, between Schuyl- 
kill Fourth and Fifth, with three large inlets 
and one man-hole ; do. 12000 do. at do. in 
Lodge Alley, at $1 25; arching over three 
pump wells, at $3 ; paving over three do. at 
$1 ; do. foot-way, $1, taking up man-hole, 
&c, $1 25 ; repairing two inlets, at &1 75 : 
from July 26th to October 9th, 1850, North 
District, 

To D. Hutchinson, for carting, at sundry 
prices, to and from City Railroad, from 
September 25 th to November ' 9th, 1850, 
$30 50 ; carting 11 one-horse loads at 50 
cents ; three do. screened gravel, at 62£ cts.; 
two do. potter's clay, at $1 25 ; 99 do. sun- 
dries, at 25 cents : October, 1850, for Walnut 
street Tunnel, new sewers and miscellaneous, 
$35 25, 

To James^ M'Closkey & Co., for fixing 14 in- 
lets, at $2 50 ; 23J ft. gutter stone, at do., 
at 50 cts. ; porterage, 5 loads at do., at 50 
cts. ; resetting 307 ft. curbstone at do. at 8 
cts ; 200 ft. flag stone, at 30 cts. ; 135 ft. 
curb stone, at 50 cts., from Sept. 10th, to 
Nov. 6th, 1850, 

To Gates & Baircl, for 1094 superficial square 
yds. stone blocks, for paving Third st., at $2 
45, $2680 30, less 2000 paid on account, 

To Edwin Hansel 1, for 3 rammers for new 
paving ; 3 do. for repaving streets at $9 ; 
repairing 12 handles, at 12^ cts., for do., 
North District, 

To James M'Anall, for wharfage on 230 team 
loads paving stone, at George st., Schuylkill, 
at 6J cts., for new paving, . 

To Commissioners Girard Estate, for three 
months' rent of office, No. 9 South Fifth st., 
for use of City Surveyors and Regulators, 
due 1st., ult., . ... 

To Adam Traquair, for cash paid for 181* 

Amount carried forward, 



No. 
330 
332 



Dolls. xC. 

70454 63 
427 30 



316 



327 
331 

317 

326 

323 



322 194 57 



314 16197 



65 75 



20156 



680 



55 



14 



30 



50 



37 



'5 00 



73149 67 



92 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 

Amount brought forward, 
team loads paving stone, on Schuylkill, at 
$2 75 ; for new paving and repairing streets 
from 6th, to 22d Nov., 1850, 774 12 ; City 
Commissioners' pay roll, two weeks, laborers 
and carters for do., and for new sewers, and 
miscellaneous, $1238 87, 
Nov. 28> To John Neff, for work at City Railroad two 
weeks, . . 

To Robert M'Carroll, for 31 team loads gravel, 
hauled west of Broad St., for repairing 
streets ; 316 do. to sundry streets do., for 
new paving, at 49 cents ; hauling 82 do. 
paving stone, do. at 50 cents, per contract, 
North District, 

To John Long, for 92 team loads of gravel, 
hauled east of Broad street, for repairing 
streets, at 90 cents ; 268 do. west of do. for 
new paving, at 68 cents ; four do. screened 
do. for new sewer, Tenth street, at $1 25 ; 
South district, per contract, . 

To Thomas Williams, Jr. & Co., for sundry lum- 
ber, viz, for City Railroad, $14 13 ; new 
sewers &c, 23 55 ; Walnut st. Culvert, $23 
43 ; miscellaneous, $17 34, from July 24th, 
to Nov. 5th, 1850, .... 

To S. P. Howard, for 8000 paving bricks for 
new paving Factory, William M'Duffie, and 
Elm sts., from 5th to 18th Oct., 1850, at 
$8 50, 

To Collar & Hay, for labor and materials at 
Walnut st. wharf, on account, 

To John Williams, for rent of Coal yard, from 
Sept. 23d to Nov. 25th, 1850, 9 weeks at 
$1 50 ; yard for dressing stone for City 
Railroad, 

To Moses Gaunt, per A. Traquair, for 30£ 
doz. brick brooms for street paving, at 50 
cts., 

To Benjamin T. Traquair, for inspecting pav- 
ing stone, &c, Nov., 1850, 30 days, at $1, 

To A. F. Glass, for cash paid bills for cost of 
sewer in Lodge alley, west from 7th st., 
to opposite the centre of Washington 
House, ...*..- 

To Samuel F. Prince, for wharfage on 373 
team loads paving stone, at George st., 
Schuylkill, at 6\ cts., for new paving, . 

To Webster & Patterson, for 7000 hard bricks 
for Walnut st. Tunnel, at $6 50, . 



Amount carried forward, 



No. 



Dolls. ! C. 
73149167 



333, 
334 

335 

336 

33; 

339 
341 

342 

343 
344 

346 

319 
340 



240 80 



23 31 
45'50 



7538270 



of the Common Council. 



93 



1850. 



Nov. 29, 



Dec. 2, 



10, 



L2, 



Amount brought forward, 
To James M'Closkey, and Co., for 270 ft. 
curb stone set, at 50 cts., in Locust st., 
north side, between Sch. Second and Third 
streets, on est ite of II. Nixon, deceased, 
To Harbert, & Davis, for sundry lumber, from 
July 19th to Aug. 10th, 1850, for Walnut 
st. Culvert, new sewers, &c, 
To L. Phleger, for repairs of steam engine 
pump at Walnut st. Culvert, from 14th to 

26th Aug., 1850, 

To Adam Traquair, for City Commissioners' 
pay roll, laborers and carters, two weeks, at 
new paving, repaving, and repairing streets, 
new sewers, and miscellaneous, 
To John Neff, for cleansing and repairing 
City Railroad, two weeks, one stone-cutter, 
three days, at $1 75 ; 2 men, 23 days, at $1 
25 ; 2 laborers, 15J days, at $1, . 
To Robert -M'Carroll, for hauling 113 team 
loads paving stone, from Schuylkill, at 50 
cts ; 707 J do. gravel hauled west of Broad 
st., at 49 cts. ; 42 do., east of do., at 60 cts., 
for new paving and repairing streets, North 

District, 

To John Long, for 271 team loads of gravel 
hauled east of Broad st., at 90 cts ; 2J 
screened do., at $1 25 ; 22 do. gravel, hauled 
west of Broad st., at 68 cts., for new paving, 
repairing streets and new sewer, South Dis- 
trict, 

To James Harper, Jr., for 6000 best gutter 
bricks, at $8 50 ; 5500 common do., at §7 
50, for new paving, from Nov. 22d to Dec. 

5th 1850, 

To Bickley & Lewis, for wharfage of 931 team 
loads of paving stone, at Walnut st., 
Schuylkill, at 6J cts., .... 
To D. Hutchinson, for carting 68 one-horse 
loads, to and from City Railway, at 25 cts ; 
3 do. do., at 50 cts. ; 21 do., at 25 cts. ; 2, 
at 50 cts. ; 3£ days work, with furniture 
car, at $2 50, at repairing streets, inlets, re- 
pairs, &c, and miscellaneous, Nov., 1850, 
To Samuel H. Kneass, for expenses to and 
from Boston, on business connected with 
special examination of sewerage and drain- 
age, 

To Gates, Baird & Hoxsie, for 144f days work 
at railway, in Third st., at $2 25 ; 17 ft. 9 in. 
granite for curbing, at 50 cts. ; 426 ft., 3 in., 

Amount carried forward, 

13 



No. 



338 



347 



345 



349 



350 



351 



354 



355 



356 



358 



359 



Dolls. C 

75382 70 



135 00 
124 04 

48 00 

1109 01 



49 25 



438 17 



277 62 



92 25 



58 19 



33 50 



40 50' 



77788 23 



94 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 



Dec. 13, 
14, 



16, 

IT, 

24, 



Amount brought forward, 
gutter stone, at 22 cts. ; 8 ft. of 6 in. wide 
crossing, at $1 40 ; 131 ft. heavy 20 in. wide 
do., at 40 cts., from July 1st to Sept. 23d, 
1850, 

To Joseph P. Kelsh, for services as rodman to 
City Surveyor, 26 days, at $1 25, Nov. 1850, 

To John F. Shermer for laying 201,300 bricks 
in tunnel, Walnut st., at $3 ; do. 86,500 do. 
in open cut, at do., at $2 06 ; and sundry 
other work at do., from May 10th to Nov. 
1st., 1850, ... . _ . 

To Watkins & Hirnes, for 140 bushels lime, at 
20 cts., for new sewers in Cherry st. and 
Lodge allev, from Oct. 21st to Nov. 4th, 
1850, 

To Stephenson & Maris, for lumber for Wal- 
nut st. Culvert, from June 28th to Sept. 3d, 
1850 }< 

To David C. Thorn, for laying footway and 
finding materials, to property N. E. corner 
Third and Sassafras st., estate of — Coates, 
deceased, 

To Hart & Flanagan, for repairs of steam en- 
gine at Walnut st. Culvert, from July 9th 
to Aug. 27th, 1850, .... 

To Adam Traquair, for City Commissioners' 
pay roll, laborers and carters, two weeks, at 
new paving, repaving, repairing streets, new 
sewers, and miscellaneous, 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, one 
journeyman, 6 days, at $1 50 ; three do., 21 
days, at $1 25 ; two laborers, 2\ days, at 
$1, at Walnut st. Culvert, repairs of sewers, 
repairing streets, and miscellaneous, from 
Nov. 25 th to Dec. 21st, 1850, 

To John Neflf, for work at City Railway, two 
stone-cutters, 5| days, at $1 75 ; 2 men, 24 
days, at $1 25 ; 2 laborers, 18 days, at $1, 
from 9th to 21st Dec, 1850, . * . ■ 

To Benjamin T. Traquair, for services inspect- 
ing paving stone, Dec. 1850, 31 days, at $1, 

To John P. Roberts, for three months services 
at City Surveyor's office, to 31st inst., . 



To balance, 



No. 

361 
352 

357 

360 
348 

353 

324 

362 

363 

364 
365 
366 



Dolls. 

77788 



81987 84 
253235 

84519 59 



of the Common Council. 



95 



1850. 



No. 5. Committee on Cleansing the City. 



Cr. 

Jan. 1, By balance not expended of last year's appro- 
priation, 

Feb, 13, By A. Traquair, for advance to pay bills, July 
5, 1849, now repaid, .... 

April 11, By Appropriation by Ordinance, 



Jan. 17, 



Feb. 1, 
13, 



21, 



Mar. 6, 
15, 



30, 



April 12, 



IT, 

May 8, 
22, 

June 8, 
19, 

July 3, 

17, 



18, 
31, 



Dr. For the following payments on requisitions 
of the Committee and orders of the Mayor. 

To Henry Beckley, for cleansing the City, two 
weeks on account, due 18th inst., per con- 
tract, less $50 deducted, 

To do. do. due 1st inst., .... 

To Adam Traquair, for sundry bills paid by 
order of Committee, for expenses during sea- 
son of cholera, from August 22, 1849, to 
January 23, 1850, .... 

To Henry Beckley, for cleansing the City, two 
weeks, per contract, due 15th inst., on ac- 
count, , . 

To do. for balance due on contract to 2d inst., 

To do. for amount of appraisement of stock, 
on account, ...... 

To do. for cleansing the City, from 2d to 19th 
March, 1850, both days inclusive, 15 work- 
ing days, at $10,000 for 313 working days, 
£489 23, stock valued by appraisers, March 
4, 1850, $5735 62, less $1000 paid on ac- 
count, 

To Benjamin M. Feltwell, for cleansing the 
City two weeks, on account per contract, due 
3d inst, 

To do. for do. do. due this day, 

To do. for do. three weeks, due this day, 

To do. for do. two weeks, due this day, 

To do. for do. do. due 5th inst., 

To do. for do. do. due this day, 

To Benjamin M. Feltwell, for cleansing the 
City, two weeks, per contract, due this day, 

To do. for do. do. do. $360, and one barrel 
chloride of lime, 355 lbs., at three cents, de- 
livered at Station House No. 4, $10 65, 

To Crissy & Markley, for printing 14000 no- 
tices Ordinance relating to kitchen offal, &c, 

To Benjamin M. Feltwell, for cleansing the 
streets, two weeks, per contract, due this 
day, 

Amount carried forward, 



No. 



8 
9 
10 
11 
12 
13 

14 



Dolls. 



248170 

300 00 
14518 30 



17300 00 



150 00 

250 00 



290 32 



200 00 
824 90 



6 1000 00 



71 5214 85 



360 00 
360 00 
540 00 
360 00 
360 00 
360 00 

360 00 



370 65 
34 00 

360 00 



11394 7: 



96 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 

Aug. 14, 

28, 



Sep. 11, 



Oct. 



Nov. 
Dec. 



25, 
9, 

16, 
6, 

20, 
18, 



Amount brought forward, 

To do. for do. do. do., .... 

To do. for do. do. do., .... 

To A. Traquair, for petty bills paid from 
March 5th to August 12th, 1850, 

To Benjamin M. Feltwell, for this sum ad- 
vanced on his contract, 

To do, for cleansing the City, two weeks by 
contract, due this day, . 

To do. for do. do. do 

To Benjamin M. Feltwell, for cleansing the 
City, two weeks per contract, due this day, 

To do. for do. do. one week, do., 

To do. for do. do. three weeks, do., . 

To do. for do. do. two weeks, do., 

To do. for do. do. one week, do., due 27th ult. 



Dolls. l C. 
No. 11394 72 



31, To balance, 



No. 6. Committee on City Property. 



Jan. 18, 
Feb. 15, 
Mar. 25, 

April 11, 
Jan. 27, 

Oct. 1, 



Jan. 1, 
15, 



Cr. 



By Appropriation by Ordinance, 

By do. do., 

By A. Traquair, for this amount advanced him 

February 28th, 1849, and now repaid, . 
By Appropriation by Ordinance, 
By do. for west High street Railroad and 

Schuylkill Permanent Bridge, 
By Appropriation by Ordinance of 26th ult., 

for purchase of real estate corner of Jones' 

Alley and Front street, 



Br. For the folloioing payments on Requisi- 
tions of the Committee and orders of the 
Mayor 

To balance overdrawn in last year's account, 
To "W. L. Ward, for care of City Clock, corner 
of Front and High streets, six months,' due 
31st ult., 

Amount carried forward, 



18! 

19 

20 ! 



360 00 
360 00 

7100 



21 2000 00 



22 

23 
i 
24 
25 
26 
27 
28 



360 00 
360 00 

36000 
180 00 
540 00 
360 00 
180 00 
774 28 



17300 00 



4000 00 
400000 

150 00 

20850 00 



100000 



9000 



00 



00 



138000 00 



236 99 
25 00 



26199 



of the Common Council. 



97 



1850. 
Jan. 29, 



30, 



31, 



Amount brought forward, 

To Wm. Eckel, for salary as keeper of State 
House Steeple, for 10 days, due 16th inst., 
at §415 per annum, $18 19, for sundry arti- 
cles furnished and paid for by him, $35, 

To James G. Conrad, for three months' rent of 
room for Clerks of High street Market, due 
1st inst., ...... 

To George H. McCulley, for care of clock at 
New Market Hall, three months, due 1st 
inst., $12 50, repairs to do. $5, 

To Benjamin M. Feltwell, for repairs of fur- 
naces in City Hall, from January 3, 1849, to 
September 23, 1849, $40 95 ; Radiator stove, 
fire board and pipe, $32 63, less old mate- 
rials, $6 50, 

To Peter Kiker, for taking out 345 feet of curb- 
stone at Permanent Bridge, at six cents, 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, from 
November 26, 1849, to January 26, 1850, 
two journeymen 26idays, at $1 50, for Mar- 
ket nouses and incidentals, . 

To John Diehl, for one month's salary, due 
31st inst., of superintendent, clerk and watch- 
man at Tobacco wareheuse, superintendents 
of public squares and burial ground, watch- 
men at Permanent bridge and State House 
Steeple, and laborers and carters, from 24th 
December, 1849, to 28th January, 1850, at 
Tobacco warehouse, public wharves and 
Market house, &c, .... 

To Collar, Neveling & Hay, for building High 
street Wharf, on account, 

To Edmund Wilcox, for services in auditing 
the accounts of the Commissioners of City 
Property, 

To Thomas Birch, Jr., for services in auditing 
the accounts ef the Commissioners of City 
Property, 

To Estate of D. T. Steward, for one year's rent, 
due January 1st, 1850, of room for Clerk of 
Western market, 

To Abigail Physick, for six months' rent, due 
1st inst., of two lots on Filbert street near 
Schuylkill Eighth, .... 

To John Bosler, for 3500 hard bricks for Mul- 
berry street Wharf, November 24, 1849, 

To E. Cowperthwait & Co., for sundry uphol- 
sterers' work at blinds, carpets, &c, in In- 
dependence Hall, Council Chambers, offices 



Amount carried forward, 



No. 



10 
13 

15 
23 

22 



Dolls. \C. 
I 
261 99 

53 19 
18 75 
17 50 



24 
25 

26 

27 



19 
21 



67 08 
20 70 

2781 



896 98 
1000 00 

75 00 

75 00 

12 00 

50 00 
22 75 

2598 75 



98 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 



Feb. 1, 



6, 



7, 



12, 



13, 



25, 



26, 



Amount brought forward, 
in City Hall, &c, from February 4, 1849, 
to December 11th, 1849, 

To American Philosophical Society, for one 
quarter's rent of two rooms for Mayor's 
office, due November 19, 1849, 

To Conrad Albright, for County and Poor 
taxes for 1849, on estate north side of Ches- 
nut street WJiarf, on Delaware, 

To Wm. H. C. Riggs, for care of State House 
clock, Astronomical clock, and transit in- 
strument, three months,' due 31st December, 
1849, $50, square of glass, 50 cents, 

To Margaret Christie, for fixing up and taking 
down curtains in Council Chambers, &c, 
from July 13, 1849, to December 14, 1849, 

To H. L. Lipman, for stationery for Tobacco 
warehouse, from Jan. 30th, 1849, to Dec. 
10th, 1849, 

To George Binder, for 300 loads of gravel, at 
5 cts., $15 ; laborer, $6, Dec. 31st, 1849, 

To C. & J. W. Clothier, for brick work at 
sewer, foot of Vine st., 10 days, at $2 25, 

To Enoch Thorn, for Carpenter's work, 2 
journeymen, 19J days, at $1 25, from Jan. 
28th, 1850, to Feb. 9th, 1850, at market 
houses, and incidentals, 

To John Diehl, for laborers and carters, from 
Jan. 28th, 1850, to Feb. 11th, 1850, at To- 
bacco warehouse and incidentals, 

To Collar, Neveling & Hay, for building High 
st. wharf, on account, .... 

To Crissy & Markley, for printing and binding 
sundry books of forms, &c, from March 
10th, 1849, to Jan. 14th, 1850, for Tobacco 
warehouse, market houses, and incidentals, 

To Henry Stone, for sundry locksmithing, at 
offices in City Hall, Council Chambers, &c, 
from Sept. 7th, 1848, to Dec. 22d, 1849, 

To George James, for G8 team loads of gravel 
and hauling to Mulberry st. wharf, at 80 
cts. ; hauling 1 do. paving stone, to do., 40 
cts., . . . 

To Peter Kiker, for taking up 313 ft. curb 

stone, west of High st. Bridge, at 6 cts. ; re- 
setting 147 ft. do., at Mulberry st. wharf, 
on Delaware, at 8 cts., .... 

To David Gouldy, for cleaning a privy at State 
House, 5 ft., at £2 ; paid for permit, 50 cts. ; 
dicing privy and walling, 6 ft., at 62i cts., j 
Feb.' 22d, 1850, ....". 

Amount carried forward, 



No. 

11 

5 



18 

17 

14 
16 
12 

29 

30 
31 

28 
20 

34 

35 



Doiis. \ a 

259875 
6451 

100 00 

I 

20 40 

50 ( 50 

16 24 

18|96 
2100 

22 50 

24 06 

I 
69 25 

700 00 
85 25 

! 

13 96 

54 80 
30 54 

14 25 

390497 



of the Common Council. 



99 



1850. 
Feb. 26, 



27, 



Mar. 7, 



8, 



12, 



26, 



Amount brought forward, 
To Collar, Neveling & Hay, for building High 
st. wharf, on account, $600 ; repairing Mul- 
berry st. wharf, on account, $200, 
To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, from 
Feb. 11th, 1850, to Feb. 23d, 1850, three 
journeymen, 24 days, at $1 25, at Market 
houses, public wharves, and incidentals, 
To John Diehl, for one month's salary, due 
28th inst., of superintendent, clerk, and 
watchman, at Tobacco warehouse, superin- 
tendents of public squares and Burial 
Ground, watchmen at Permanent Bridge 
and State House Steeple, and laborers and 
carters, from 10th to 25th, Feb., 1850, at 
Tobacco warehouse, public wharves, and 

incidentals, 

To American Philosophical Society, for three 

months rent of two rooms, used for Mayor's 

offices, due 19th inst., 

To James Hickey, for County taxes 1849, for 

estate Schuylkill Eighth and Locust, Station 

House No. 3, 

To Samuel H. Kneass, for expenses furnishing 
drawings for High street Bridge, for the 
Legislature, paid Mr. Francine, for drawing, 
$10, express and porterage, $4 25, 
To Trustees Philadelphia Gas Works, for seven 
barrels tar, at $1 50 ; two do. at $1 ; ten 
bushels coke, at five cents, from August 29, 
1849, to September 19, 1849. . " . 
To James G. Gibson, for County tax 1849, on 
lots between Schuylkill Front and Second, 
and Sassafras and Vine streets, 
To Collar, Neveling & Hay, for building High 
street wharf, on account, $300, and on ac- 
count of repairs of Mulberry street Wharf, 
$200, ....... 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, from 
February 25th, 1850, to March 9th, 1850, 
three journeymen 21 J days, at $1 25, at High 
street Market house, Penn square, City 
stores, High street Wharf, and City Shop 

ladder, 

To D. Hutchinson, for hauling 46 one-horse 
loads, at 25 cents, for Market houses, public 
wharves and incidentals, February, 1850, 
To J. & B. Orne & Co., for 11 yards 6-4ths 
Cocoa matting, at $1 31J; 4J yards 4-4ths 
do. at 87| cents; one square yard oil cloth, 



Amount carried forward, 



Dolls. 

No. 



Doiis. a 

3904 07 



39 



40 



41 
32 

38 

42 



43 

45 

40 



800 00 



30 00 



95835 

100 00 

15,00 

1425 

13:00 

97 00 
500 00 

f '26 87 



11 



50 





6470 94 



100 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 



Mar. 26, 



13, 

14, 

16, 

26, 



27, 

30, 
April 12, 



Amount brought forward, 
$1 50, for City Treasurer's office, December 
8th and 12th, 1849, .... 

To J. T. & C. H. Roberts, for plumber's work 
for water closet at State House, February 26, 
1850, 

To Michael M'Graghan, for 100 bags, at 18 
cts. ; drayage 25 cts., for Tobacco Warehouse, 
Feb. 21st, 1850, 

To Adam Traquair, for annual advance to pay 
petty bills, 

To P. R. Hoopes, for 3 tons of coal, for watch- 
man at Permanent Bridge, at $4 50 ; . 

To J. S. M'Mullin, for county and poor taxes, 
1849, on Station House No. 4, and estate in 
Ann st., 

To W. G. Cochrane & Co., for quarter box of 
segars for Council, Dec. 24th, 1849, 

To Huhn & Brother, for ^12000 hard bricks at 
High st. wharf, at $6 75, 

To John Campbell, for 1000 hoop poles, at $5 
per 100, for Tobacco warehouse, . 

To Enoch Thorn, for three months' salary as 
City carpenter, due 31st inst., $225 ; carpen- 
ter's work, from 11th to 23d March, 1850, 
three journeymen, 25f days, at $1 25, for 
market houses and incidentals, $32 19, 

To John Diehl, for one month's salary, due 
31st inst., of superintendent, clerk, and 
watchman at Tobacco Warehouse, superin- 
tendents of public squares and burial ground, 
Watchman at Permanent Bridge and State 
House Steeple, and laborers and carters, 
from 25th Feb. to 25 th March, 1850, at To- 
bacco warehouse, public squares, and State 
House, $781 53 ; three months' salary as 
Commissioners' of City property, due 31st 
inst., $300, 

To F. E. Wilcox, for 119 loads of rough and 
screened gravel at sundry prices, for Inde- 
pendence Square and public wharves, from 
Jan. 2d to Feb. 26th, 1850, . 

To George H. M'Culley, for care of Clock in 
New Market Hall, from Jan. 1st to April 1st, 
1850, 

To Collar, Neveling & Hay, for sundry work 
and materials at culverts at Vine and Mul- 
berry st. wharves, on Delaware, from Nov. 
24th, 1849, to Jan. 13th, 1850, sundry 
work and materials at Mulberry st. wharf, 
on Delaware, Feb. 9th and 14th, 1850, build- 
Amount carried forward, 



No. 
47 
49 
51 



Doiis. I a 

6470,94 
19j88 



7 
1 

44 
33 



40 



25 



13 25 



52 150 00 



1350 

3162 
550 

8100 
50 00 



53 257 19 



54 1081 83 



1262 
12 50 



8240 08 



of the Common Council. 



101 



1850. 



April 12, 



13, 



16, 



22, 



23, 



24, 



25, 



Amount brought forward, 
ing wharf at Vine st., per contract and 
culvert in same; building wharf at High 
st„ excavating old wharf and culvert as per 
contract through now one, $14,115 31, less 
sundry payments, on account, $13,740, 

To Adam Traquair, for petty bills paid 1st qr. 
of 1850, 

To John I)iehl, for laborers and carters, from 
March 25th to April 8th, 1850, at Tobacco 
warehouse and incidentals, . 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, from 
March 25th to April 6th, 1850, two Journey- 
men, 4£ days, at $1 50; 3 do., 17f days, at 
$1 25, at Tobacco warehouse, market house, 
and incidentals, 

To Edward Whelan, for gas fixtures, repairs 
at High st. market houses and Mayor's office, 
from April 7th to March 13th, 1850, . 

To James 31. Conrad, fur one quarter's rent of 
room for use of Clerks of High st. market, 
due 1st inst., 

To Harbert & Davis, for sundry lumber for 
market houses and City stores, from Jan. 
24th to March 12th, 1850, . 

To John Diehl, for one month's salary, due 
30th inst., of superintendent, clerk and 
watchman at Tobacco warhouse, superin- 
tendents of public squares and burial 
ground, watchmen at Permanent Bridge 
and State House Steeple, and laborers, two 
weeks, at Tobacco warehouse and public 
wharves, 

To Patrick Kerevan, for 15 ornamental trees, 
for Rittenhouse square, and 11 do. furnished 
and planted in Logan square, at $1 25, 

To Charles Elliott & Son, for 5 tons Beaver 
Meadow coal, for City Hall, at §5 75, . 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenters ' work, from 
8th to 20th April, 1850, 2 journeymen, 10£ 
days, at $1 50; 7 laborers, 9f days, at $1, 
at market houses, Penn and Rittenhouse 
squares, and incidentals, 

To William H. C. Riggs, for care of winding 
and regulating State House and astronomi- 
cal clock and transit instrument, three 
months, due 1st inst., .... 

To Robert L. Corey, for 102 ft. of old roof 
from the Permanent Bridge, for the City 
carpenter's shop, at 50 cts, . 



Amount carried forward, 

14 



No. 



55 



GO 



Gl 



59 



G4 



57 



62 



Dolls. 
8240 

375 
235 

113 



G6 
G9 

71 

67 
68' 



28|94 

192 25 

18 75 

75 98 



757 40 

32 50 
23 75 



25 50 

50 00 
5100 



10220 29 



102 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 

Amount brought forward, 

April 28, I To John Rice for rebuilding the Bridge over 

Schuylkill river, at High st., on account, 

30, To Christ Church Hospital, for six months rent 

of square between Schuylkill 4th and 5th 

sts., and Spruce and Pine sts., due 1st inst., 

May 11, | To Douredourc & Hough, for six ornamental 

trees, for Rittenhouse square, at sundry 

prices, $15 ; planting, hauling, and dirt, for 

do., $4 50 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, from 
April 22d to May 11th, 1850, three journey- 
men, 30J days, at $1 50, for public squares, 
market houses, City shop, Commissioners' 
and Mayor's offices, .... 
To Collar, Neveling & Hay, for repairs of 
Mulberry st. and Cedar st. wharves, on Dela- 
ware, 

To John Diehl, for laborers and carters, from 
22d April to 13th May, 1850, at Tobacco 
ware house, and public wharves, . 
To Edward Shain, for extra work in Washing- 
ton Square, cutting up a large tree, blown 

down, 

To J. T. & C. H. Roberts, for Plumber's work, 

from April 26th to May 2d, 1850, at Tobacco 

warehouse, market houses, incidentals, and 

Independence Square, 

15, To Thompson Black, for 250 Pauline segars, 

$6 75 ; 125 small do., $3, . 

27, To Charles Gilpin, for legal services, 

28, To Gates, Baird & Hoxsie, for 90 ft., 20 in., 
extra wide granite flag stone for foot roads, 
ferry, High st. wharf, delivered, at 40 cts., 

To Watering Committee, for water rent, 1850, 
Dock, east of Water st., $11 ; Tobacco ware- 
house and store, $10; Permanent Bridge, 
$5 ; Logan Square, $5, ... 

To John F. Shermer, for extending culvert at 
High st. wharf to Delaware river, brick- 
layers' and laborers' work, $27 50; paving 
footway Mulberry st. wharf, Delaware, $5 
50 ; cutting out doorway, Front & Spruce 
st. store, $4 25, 

To J. T. & C. H. Roberts, for repairs at old 
water closet, lock-up room, . 

To Enoch Thorn, for Carpenter's work, three 
journeymen, 19 days, at $1 50 ; 12 laborers, 
13 days, at $1, at public squares, shop shed, 
and market houses 



Amount carried forward, 



No. 

65 
56 

72 

74 
75 
76 
78 



81 



82 



Dolls. 

10220 

5950 



79 238 37 



83! 41 25 

| I 

84 : 2800 



85 



of the Common Council. 



103 



1850. 
May 28, 



No. 



30, 



Jun. 6, 



11, 



12, 
25, 



28, 



Amount brought forward, 

To John Diehl, for one month's salary, due 
31st inst., of superintendent, clerk, and 
watchman at Tobacco warehouse-, superin- 
tendents of public squares and burin 1 ground, 
watchmen at Permanent Bridge and State 
House Steeple, and laborers two weeks at 
Tobacco wareh use and State House, . 

To Carson & Newbold, for 207 barrels cement 
at Permanent Bridge, at Si 50, and por- 
terage, 

To John C. Clark, for printing 200 copies opi 
nion of counsel on legality of Ordinance as 
to Permanent Bridge, including envelopes 
and enveloping, 

To John Kice, far rebuilding bridge on Schuyl- 
kill river, at High street, (Estimate No. 2,) 

To American Philosophical Society, for one 
quarter's rent of Mayor's offices, duo 19th 

uit, . . . . . . . v \m 

To Edward Whelan, for 356 feet of gas pipe, ; 
fitted at market house, between Fourth and | 
Fifth streets, at 25 cents, altering five pen- ' 
dents $2, 

To Peter Kiker, for resetting 130 feet of curb 
at Permanent bridge, at eight cents, $10 40; 
Digging out 130 feet of curb, at three cents, 
$3 90, 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, two 



Dolls. I C. 
17181 09 



To John Diehl, for laborers and carters, two 
weeks, at Tobacco warehouse, Permanent 
Bridge, and opening water course, 

To Robert Golder, for papering room in tower 
of State House, $10, do. do. $6, . 

To John Rice, for building bridge on Schuyl- 
kill River, at High street, (Estimate No. 3,) 

To Collar, Neveling & Hay, on account of re- 
pairs at Walnut street Wharf, Schuylkill, 
and. Chesnut and. Spruce street Wharves, 
Delaware, 

To Horton & Dickinson, fur 7800 paving bricks, | 
at $8 50, for repairs of market houses, from 
August 14 to 18, 1849, 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, three 
journeymen 28£ days, at $1 50, at Dock st. j 
Store, Tool House, Logan Square, and stools, 
Washington Square, $42 75 ; three months' 
salary as City Carpenter, $225, 

To John Diehl, for one month's salary, due j 
30th inst., of superintendent, clerk and watch- 
Amount carried forward, 



91 

92 

93 
90 

101! 



98 



715 



IS 



336 83 

6 62 
12402 00 

100 00 
9100 

14 30 

25 88 

125 30 

16 00 

10386 79 

100 00 
66 30 

267 75 
41835 61 



104 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 



June 29, 



July 1, 



0, 



No. 



11, 



12, 



Amount brought forward, 
man at Tobacco warehouse, superintendents 
of public squares and burial ground, watch- 
men at Permanent Bridge and State House 
Steeple, and laborers two weeks at Tobacco 
warehouse and public wharves, $674 40 ; 
three months' salary as Commissioner City 
Property, $300, ..... 

To Presley B. O'Niel, for hardware for Mayor's 
office, carpenter's shop, market house, and 
Commissioners' office, from August 2 to Sep- 
tember 13, 1849, 

To George H. McCully, for care of New Mar- 
ket clock, three mouths, due 30th inst., 

To Win. Bramble, for rent of his dwelling,; 
three months, due 4th July next, $25, cleans- 
ing Permanent Bridge to date, $5, 

To Abigal Physic, for six months ground rent 
of two lots in Filbert St., between Sch. 7th 
& 8th sts., due this day, 

To Francis Dardis, for 15191bs. nails for To- 
bacco warehouse, at 10 cts., from Feb. 2d to 
May 20, 1850, . . . . m . 

To Adam Traquair, for petty bills paid three 
months to 1st inst., .... 

To John Diehl, fur laborers and carters, two 
weeks, at Tobacco warehouse, incidentals, 
Rittenhouse Square and market houses, 

To W. H. Knight, for hardware for incidentals 
and market houses, from Dec. 1, 1849, to 
May 31st, 1850, 

To Baxter, Brothers, for do. for Tobacco ware- 
house and incidentals, from Feb. 5th to 
June 20th, 1850, 

To William Elliott, for state taxes 1850, on 
Estate, in Lombard & 11th sts., less 5 per 
cent, for prompt payment, . 

To Robert P. James, for do. Station house No. 
2, do., 

To William L. Ward, for care of clock Front 
and High sts., three months, due 1st. inst. 

To Christ Church Hospital, for three months 
rent of lot used for City carpenter shop, due 
1st. inst., 

To Moses Briggs, for sundry painting and 
glazing, for Franklin and Rittenhouse 
Squares, and incidentals, 

To Benjamin Sage, for State tax, 1850, on 
City property, West Philadelphia, less 5 per 
cent for prompt payment, 



Amount carried forward, 



Bolls. | C. 
41835 61 



100 



95 
96 



102 



97 



94 



105 



106 



L01 



110 



115 



121 
124 



104 



125 



114 



43847 25 



oj the Common Council. 



105 



1850. 



July 12, 



13, 



15, 



16, 



17, 
23, 



Amount brought forward, 

To John S. M'Mullen, for do. Station House 
No. 4, do., 

To James Hickey, for do. Station House No. 3, 
ditto, 

To Thomas Williams, Jr., & Co., for lumber 
for Public squares, Market houses, inciden- 
tals, public wharves, and Tobacco warehouse, 
from March 10, to June 17, 1850, 

To Simon Mudge, for State tax 1850, on City 
property, High and Chestnut streets, near 
Schuylkill, less five per cent, for prompt 
payment, 

To Robert M'Crory, for State tax 1850, for es- 
tate north side of Chestnut street wharf, less 
five per cent, for prompt payment, 

To Edmund J. Yard, for State tax, 1850, for 
stores Dock st., Tobacco warehouse, and lot 
Dock and Front sts, less 5 per cent for prompt 
payment, 

To Thomas Hartley, for do., High st. ward 
do., 

To John M'Bride, for do., 7th ward, Spring 
Garden, do., 

To David C. Thorn, for building tunnel and 
materials at High st. Bridge, laying 17500 
bricks, at $2 50'; 17500 hard bricks, at $6 ; 
33 bushels lime, at 20 cts. ; 11 loads gravel, 
at 50 cts. ; 47 day laborers, at $1 ; 10 days 
superintending, &c, at $2, . 

To John Thomason & Son for sundry tin work 
at public squares, markets, and incidentals, 
from Feb. 25th to May 20th, 1850, 

To A. M'Donough, for 94 stools to Washington 
Square, 100 do. to Franklin Square, at 70 
cts., 

To Mary Simpson, for cleansing Council Cham- 
bers, Library, and stairs, &c, 8 days, $1 50, 

To Collar, Neveling & Hay, for sundry mate- 
rials and labor at Walnut st. wharf, Schuyl- 
kill, and Chestnut st. wharf, Delaware, 
June 20 th and 27th, 1850, less $100 paid on 
account, 

To John Diehl, for one month's salary, due 
31st inst., of superintendent, clerk and 
watchman, at Tobacco warehouse, superin- 
tendents of public squares and burial ground, 
watchmen at Permanent Bridge and State 
House Steeple, and laborers and carters, two 
weeks, at Tobacco warehouse and inci- 
dentals, 

Amount carried forward, . 



No. 

116 
118 

103 

113 
119 

112 
117 



Dolls. C. 

43847 25 

14 25 

855 

20852 

240 25 
855 

293 55 
1140 



123 128 25 



127 227 85 



120 



129 



45 12 



128 ( 140 00 

111 1200 
I 



56 96 



1311 767141 



46009 91 



106 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 



July 23, 



25, 



26 



28 



Aug. 3 
13 



Amount brought forward, 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, from 
June 24th to Jul}' 20th, 1850, three journey- 
men, 16 days, at $1 50, at public wharves, 
Washington and Independence squares, 

To William L. Ward, for expenses of writing 
for ground rent deeds, for lots on Lombard 
St., . . . . . 

To John Rice, for rebuilding Permanent 
Bridge, on account of estimate No. 4, . 
24, To Horton & Dickinson, for sundry jobbing and 
bricklaying, from Dec. 17th, 1849, to July 
2d, 1850, at Tobacco warehouse, incidentals, 
market houses, and Franklin and Independ- 
ence Squares, 

To William II. C. Riggs, for care of State 
House clock, Astronomical clock, and transit 
instrument, three months, due 1st inst., 

To William II. Maurice, for two cash books, 
Ledger and Day book, one receipt book and 
red ink, ...... 

To Frishmuth & Brother, for 425 hogshead 
staves for Tobacco warehouse, at 2J cents, 
porterage, 50 cents, .... 

To Alexander G reeves, for State tax on City 
property, X. Mulberry Ward, 1850, less five 
per cent, for prompt pa3'ment, 
I To F. A. Rummer, for do. on Station House 

No. 1, do., 

■■ To R. W. Desilver, for stationery for Tobacco 
Warehouse, March 27 to April 3, 1850, 

To Robert McCarroll, for 60 one-horse loads of 
gravel, and hauling to Sassafras street 
Wharf, at 40 cents, 67 do. at 35 cents, haul- 
ing 150 do. dirt from do. at 25 cents, . 

To Adam McCoy, for nine days work at Frank- 
lin square, at Si, four boys, at 25 cents, $1, 

To Edward Shain, for extra work in Washing- 
ton square, owing to late storm, 12 days, at 

$1, 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, from 
July 22 to August 10, 1850, three journey- 
men 18} days, at $1 50, at Counting house, 
Vine street, Public wharves, Tool house, 
Logan square> and ladder for Permanent 
Bridge, 

To John Diehl, for laborers and carters, three 
weeks, at Tobacco Warehouse, Permanent 
Bridge, Sassafras street Wharf, and Ritten- 
house Square, 



Amount carried forward, 



Dolls. iC. 
46009 91 



No. 

133 

135 

137 

130 
134 



|108 25 63 

i ' ' 

|l32 1112 

120 



122 


427 


109 


19 75 


135 


84 95 


141 


10 00 


143 


12 00 



145 



146 175 



! !_ 

! 51666'94 



of the Common Council. 



107 



1850. 
Aug. 13, 



14, 



15, 



16, 

20, 



Amount brought forward, 

To John Rice, for rebuilding High street 
Bridge, on account, balance clue on Estimate 
No. 4 

To Charles Brewster, for extra labor in Ritten- 
house square, owing to late storm, 15 days, 
at $1, . - _ . . . m . 

To D. Hutchinson, for carting 42 one-horse 
loads to and from sundry places, at 25 cts., 

To Marshall Henzey, for sundry jobbing brick- 
laying, at State House and Market houses, 

To A. G. Hines, for laborers and carters, for 
taking up paving stones for Railroad, High 
street, east of bridge, and near Schuylkill 
Front street, and removing the same, 

To Carson & Newbold, for 105 barrels cement, 
at $1 50, porterage, at 12J cents, . 

To B. H. Pawling, for sundry smith work, 
from January 1st to June 26th, 1850, at 
Market houses, Tobacco warehouse, Inde- 
pendence square, and City Hall, . 

To John Diehl, for laborers and carters at Sas- 
safras and Mulberry street Wharves, . 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, two 
weeks, three journeymen, at $1 50, 13 clays 
at Market houses, Sassafras street Wharf, 
tool house, Logan square, and Mayor's'office, 

To John Diehl, for one month's salary, due 31st 
inst., of superintendent, clerk, and watchman 
at Tobacco warehouse, superintendents of 
public squares and burial ground, watchmen 
at High street Bridge and State House 
steeple, and laborers and carters, two weeks, 
at Tobacco warehouse, Sassafras and Mul- 
berry street wharves, Beaver Court and State 
House, 

To Samuel G. Butler, for painting and glazing 
48 lights, at 14 cents, painting Counting 
House, Vine street Wharf, $8, 

To Wm. Cowperthwaite, for plastering at City 
Hall and State House, .... 

To Robert M'CarrolI, for hauling 40 one-horse 
cart loads from Sassafras street Wharf, at 25 
cents, 25 do. gravel, and hauling to do. at 35 
cents, 28 do. to do. at 40 cents, \ day's work 
of man, horse and cart, 50 cents, . 

To Peter Kiker, for digging, taking out, and 
slinging 1385 feet curb-stone, near High 
street Bridge, at six cents ; setting 32 feet 
do. at eight cents, laborer two clays, at $1, 
and resetting 101 feet 6 inches curb, Bea- 

Amount carried forward, 



No. 



Doiis. i a 



51666 94 
8855 00 



140 
144 
139 



157 



1500 

1050 
S 

28 18 



147 30 50 
136 170 62 



140 28 08 
150 227 26 



156 19 50 

I 



736 29 



151 14 72 
153 2l!89 



154 30 



60 



61855 28 



108 



Appendix to the. Journal 



1850. 



Aug. 27 



28, 



30, 



Sept. 4, 
11, 



12, 



24, 



Amount brought forward, 
ver's Court, at eight cents, 22 feet 6 inches 
new curb, and resetting, at 45 cents, 

To John Robb, for nine days extra work, Inde- 
pendence square, after storm, at $1, hauling 
away rubbish, $6, .... 

To Franklin Fire Insurance Company, for pre- 
mium of insurance on City Carpenter's shop, 
one year, $1000, at three per cent.; policy, 
&c.,$3, 

To Joseph Francis, for smith work at Tobacco 
Warehouse and City Store, from January 18 
to June 13, 1850, .... 

To Carson & Newbold, for 84 barrels cement, 
at $1 50, porterage at 12£ cents per bbl., 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, two 
weeks, three journeymen 10J days, at $1 50, 
at Public squares, Market houses, and Shop 
yard, 

To John Long, for watching City Carpenter's 
shop, 15 nights, at $1, . 

To James Galbraith, for 68 cart loads paving 
stone, at $2 37J, 

To Collar & Hay, for repairing Mulberry street 
Wharf, on ac. ount, .... 

To John Diehl, for laborers and carters, two 
weeks, at Tobacco Warehouse, Mulberry 
street Wharf, and High street Bridge, 

To A. G. Hines, for do. at pavement west end 
of High street, near Schuylkill Permanent 
Bridge, 

To John Rice, for rebuilding Permanent 
Bridge, (Estimate No. 5,) .' . 

To do. for do. on account of sums retained 
from estimates of amounts due upon his 
several contracts, 

To Beeves, Buck & Co., for 15 kegs W. II. 
nails, 1500 lbs., at 4£ cts.; 10 do., 1000 lbs., 
at 16| cts. ; porterage, $1 25, for Tobacco 
warehouse, ...... 

To American Philosophical Society, for three 
months' rent of Mayor's private offices, due 
19th alt., 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, three 
journeymen, 13£ days, at SI 50, at city shop, 
market houses, Logan and Penn squares, and 
State House, $28 87 ; one quarter's salary, 
as City Carpenter, due 30th inst., $225, 

To John Diehl, for one month's salary, due 
30th inst., of superintendent, clerk and 
watchman at Tobacco warehouse, superin- 

Amount carried forward, 



No. 
155 
142 

158 
152 



Dolls. 

61855 

105 

15 
33 



164 
165 
166 

168 



163 
160 

161 

162 
167 

171 



16 



159 136 



a 

28 

90 

00 

00 

87 
50 



15 75 

! 
15 00 



161 

225 



165£ 222 



85 
8133 

3000 



112 50 

i 

100 00 



253 87 



'4488 01 



of the Common Council. 



109 



1850. 



Sep. 26, 



28, 



Oct. 1, 



10, 



11, 



12, 



Amount brought forward, 
tenclents of public squares and burial ground, 
•watchmen at Permanent Bridge and State 
House steeple, and laborers and carters, two 
weeks, at Tobacco warehouse, Mulberry st. 
wharf, and State House, $777 28 ; three 
months' salary as Commissioner City Pro- 
perty, due 30th inst. $300, . 

To George H. M'Cully, for care of clock at 
New Market Hall, three months, due 30th 
inst., 

To Edmund A. Souder, Chairman of Com- 
mittee, for premium of insurance at Dela- 
ware Mutual and Columbia Insurance offices, 
on bridge, at High st., Schuylkill, 

To J. S. Dean, for 74 9-12th lineal ft. granite 
24 by 9in., 112* ft. at 50 cts., for coping of 
wall at B. Douredoure's, area on High st., 

To John Rice, for amount of estimate No. 
6, for High st. bridge and railway, 

To James N. Dixson, for his property at Jones' 
alley and Front st., .... 

To William B. Daniels, for 100 barrels cement 
for High st. bridge, at $1 50, 

To Christ Church Hospital, for three months' 
rent of lot used as a depot for City Carpen- 
ter's shop, due this day, 

To Adam Traquair, for petty bills paid three 
months to 1st inst., .... 

To A. G. Hines, City Commissioner, for la- 
borers and carters at High street, near 
Schuylkill Bridge, .... 

To Adam Traquair, for 309 team loads of pav- 
ing stone, from Schuylkill, at $2 75, for pav- 
ing High street near Schuylkill Bridge, cash 
paid, 

To Lawrence & Goldy, for 30,200 hard bricks, 
at $ 6 25, for building and rebuilding four 
inlets to sewer, Ashton and High street, 
owing to rebuilding High street Bridge and 
Railroad, 

To Robert M'Carroll, for hauling 321 team 
loads of paving stone, from Schuylkill, at 50 
cents, for paving High street, near Schuyl- 
kill Bridge, 

To do. for 165 team loads gravel, and hauling 
at do. at 55 cents, .... 

To David C. Thorn, for laying 32,200 bricks, 
at building four inlets, High and Ashton 
streets, at $2 50 ; 60 bushels of lime at 25 



Amount carried forward, 
15 



No. 



Do Us. C. 
74488 07 



173 

174 
175 
177 
176 

169 
178 

179 
181 

182 

180 
184 



1077 28 
12 50 

152 00 

50 25 

4068 95 

9000 00 

150 00 



125 



00 



246.31- 
462 75 

849 74 

188,75 

160 50 

I 
90 75 



91128 85 



110 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 



Oct. 15, 



16, 



17, 



18.. 
19, 

'21, 
22, 

24, 

29, 



Amount brought forward, 
cents, 12 one-horse loads of screened gravel, 
at 56J cents, ..... 

To Collar, Neveling & Hay, for repairs of Sas- 
safras, Mulberry, and Dock street Wharves, 
and materials, $989 61, less cash on account, 
$225, 

To Wm. H. C. Riggs, for care of State House 
clock, Astronomical clock, and transit in- 
strument, three months to 1st inst., 

To Edmund A. Souder, Charm an of Committee 
for premium of additional insurance on 
Bridge, at High street, Schuylkill, 

To Robert McCarroll, for 336 team loads canal 
gravel, hauled at 55 cents ; hauling 85 coarse 
do. at 40 cents, 

To John Diehl, for laborers and carters, three 
weeks, at Tobacco Warehouse, Mulberry st. 
Wharf, Rittenhouse Square, Railroad turn- 
out, &c, 

To Nelson Gavitt, for one switch casting, 565 
lbs., at three cents, .... 

To A. F. Glass, for board of General Paez and 
suite, four persons and servant, one week, 
$56, porterage and washing, $2 30, wines, 
&c, $70 70, . . . ^ . 

To G. R. Van Leer, for carriage and phaeton 
hire, $6, one extra carriage, $2, at reception 
of General Paez, 

To John Naglee & Son, lumber for Dock street 
Wharf, . . . . . 

To Wm. Ouram, for sundry smith work for 
Public squares, Market houses, and inci- 
dentals, from February 5th to September 3d, 
1850, 

To Franklin Fire Insurance Company, for pre- 
mium of insurance on Policy, No. 5040, on 
High street Bridge, .... 

To Albert G. Hines, for laborers and carters, 
paving from Schuylkill Front street to 
Schuylkill Bridge, two weeks, 

To John Rice, for amount of Estimate No. 7, 
for High street Bridge and Railroad, . 

To Wm. Bramble, for one quarter's salary, due 
September 1, 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, three 
journeymen 48 J days, at $1 50 ; two laborers 
one day, $1, at Washington and Rittenhouse 
squares, Market houses and City shop, from 
September 23 to October 26, 1850, 



Amount carried forward, 



No. 


Bolls. 
91128 


c. 

85 


183 


97 


25 


190 


764 


01 


185 


50 


00 


186 


76 


00 


192 


218 


80 


191 


362 


50 


189 


16 


95 


194 


150 


00 


195 


8 


00 


187 


34 


96 


197 


67 


06 


196 


833 


30 


193 


316 


50 


198 


8498 


30 


199 


25 


00 


200 


1 


75 


102721; 


83 



of the Common Council. 



Ill 



1850. 
Oct. 29, 



Nov. 1, 



12, 



Amount brought forward, 

To John Diehl, for laborers and carters, two 
weeks, at Tobacco Warehouse, 

To Wm. B. Elliott, for two tons Beaver Mea- 
dow coal, for Mayor's office, at $5 25 ; four 
do. egg do. for lock-up, at $5 ; 20 do. for 
City Commissioners' office, at $5, . 

To John Duffy, for hauling 58 one-horse loads 
of gravel to Rittenhouse square, at 25 cents, 

To James Miller, for 43 do. do. at 25 cents, 

To Albert G. Hines, for paving High street, 
laborers and carters, two weeks, on Schuyl- 
kill Front street to High street Bridge, 

To Robert McCarroll, for 930 team loads gravel, 
delivered in High and Ashton streets, near 
Schuylkill Bridge, for new paving and re- 
paving, at 55 cents, .... 

To John Lloyd & Son, for 137 feet inlet stone, 
at 25 cents, porterage, $2, for four new inlets, 
to sewer at High and Ashton streets, . 

To Thomas Smith, for two granite stones for 
Railway east of Broad street, 33 square feet, 
at 55 cents, 

To Simon Mudge, for County and Poor taxes, 
1850, on City property in Middle Ward, 

To John Rice, on account of Bridge and Rail- 
road, half of amount for each, 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, two 
weeks, three journeymen nine days, at$l 50, 
at Mayor's office and public squares, 

To Albert G. Hines, for laborers and carters, 
two weeks, at new paving, near Schuylkill 
Bridge, 

To George II. McCulley, for rope for New Mar- 
ket clock, and fixing it, ... 

To John Diehl, for this sum paid by him for 
five Ash trees, for Rittenhouse square, at 
S2 50, do. one Maple tree, carting, dirt, &c, 
$2 50, 

To do. for laborers and carters, two weeks, at 
Tobacco Warehouse, .... 

To D. Hutchinson, for carting five one-horse 
loads of stone and black dirt, at 50 cents ; 55 
do. sundries, at 25 cents, to and from Mar- 
ket houses in High and Second streets, Pub- 
lic squares and Tobacco warehouse. 

To James Hickey, for County tax on Station 
House No. 3, 1850, .... 

To John McBride, for County tax on City pro- 
perty, Seventh Ward, Spring Garden, 1850, 

To Robert McCarroll, for 255 team loads gravel, 

Amount carried forward, 



No. 


Dolls. \C. 
102721 83 


201 


812 40 


202 


130.50 


203 
204 


14 50 

10 75 


205 


527 13 


206 


512 05 


207 


36 32 


188 


1815 


214 


615 39 


229 


5000 00 


220 


13 


50 


222 


205 


95 


226 


8 


00 


219 


15 


00 


221 


184 


83 


218 


14 


25 


208 


10 50 

j 


210 


256 02 

i 


111113 


07 



112 



Appendix to the Journal 



Nov. 14, 



15, 



16, 

18, 
26, 



27, 



Amount brought forward, 
delivered at and near east end of High street 
Bridge, at 55 cents, .... 

To Edmund J. Yard, for County tax on City 
property, Dock Ward, 1850, 

To James Harper, Jr., for 4000 hard bricks, 
for inlet at Schuylkill Front and High streets, 
at 6 50, . . . . _ . 

To Gates, Baird & Hoxsie, for granite for High 
street Bridge, flag and gutter stone east end 
of do., stone-cutter's work, &c, at sundry 
prices, October 23 and 31, 1850, . 

To Clayton Test, for Corporation, Poor, and 
Watch and Lamp tax, on City property, Se- 
venth Ward, Spring Garden, 1850, 

To James McCloskey & Co., for taking out and 
resetting 704 feet curb stone, at 12J cents; 
resetting 371 feet do. at eight cents; 589 J 
feet curb stone, set at 50 cents ; putting six 
gutter stone at inlets, at $1 ; putting down 
fenders, $1, between Schuylkill Second street 
and High street Bridge, 

To John S. McMullen, for County and Poor 
taxes, 1850, on City property, North Ward, 

To John Yard, Jr., for poor tax, 1850, on City 
property, North Mulberry Ward, 

To Michael M'Granaghan, for 250 gunny bags 
for Tobacco warehouse, at 13 cts., 

To Ann Ellis, for three months' rent of office 
for clerks of High st. Market, due 16th inst., 

To Benjamin M. Feltwell, for 150 loads street 
manure at Logan Square, at 40 cts., . 

To John Diehl, for one month's salary due 
30th inst., of superintendent, clerk and 
watchman, at Tobacco warehouse, superin- 
tendents of public squares and burial ground, 
watchmen of High st. Bridge and State 
House Steeple, and laborers, two weeks, at 
Tobacco warehouse, public wharves and in- 
cidentals, 

To Albert G. Hines, for laborers and carters, 
two weeks, at and near High st. Bridge, 

To C. Blackiston, for 300 barrels cement for 
High st. Bridge, at $1 50, from July 23d to 
Oct. 29th, 1850, ... 

To Samuel Barry, for extra services rendered 
by him during the year, 

To James B. Beers, for poor tax, 1850, on City 
property, High st. ward, 

To Moses Briggs, for painting roofs of To- 
bacco warehouse and stores on Front St., two 

Amount carried forward, 



No. 



225 
217 



223 

228 
212 



224 
216 

209 
232 
233 
236 



Dolls. C. 

111113 07 
140 25 
566 50 

26 00 



1014 38 



269 99 



419 43 

36 50 

49 86 

I 
32 50 

12 50 

60 00 



239 


675 15 


241 


40 25 


243 


450 00 


244 


40 00 

| 


213 


7 20 




114953 58 



oj the Common Council. 



113 



1850. 



Nov. 27, 



28, 



Dec. 



30, 



10, 



LI. 



Amount brought forward, 
coats, $300 ; do. six stalls 2d st. market, 
two coats, $4; do. screens three coats, at 
Station House No 1, $3 ; do. posts on cupola 
at do. $1 ; glazing at do., $3 02£ ; do. at 
Tobacco warehouse $1 20, from Jan. 2d to 
Nov. 1st, 1850, 

To Enoch Thorn, for carpenter's work, two 
weeks, two journeymen, 16 J davs, at $1 50 ; 
three do., at $1 25, 20f days at Si 25, at 
market houses, Mulberry st. wharf and 
High st. Bridge, ..... 

To Robert M'Carroll, for 172 team loads gravel 
hauled at and near High st. Bridge, at 55 
cts., 

To Wm. B. Elliott, for four tons stone coal for 
Tobacco warehouse ; 10 egg do., for City 
Hall ; 1 stone do., for State House, Nov. 6th, 
19th and 23d, 1850, all at $5 25, . 

To Thomas Williams Jr., & Co., for sundry 
lumber, from July 13th to Oct. 17th, 1850, 
for Logan Square, public wharves, market 
houses, and incidentals, 

To Harbert & Davis, for sundry lumber for Lo- 
gan Square, incidentals and market houses, 
from June 1st to Oct. 16th, 1850, 

To Joseph Wetham & Son, for sundry chan- 
dlery for Tobacco warehouse and City store 
No 7, from Feb. 20th to Nov. 14th, 1850, 

To F. Dardis, for 1626 lbs. nails, at 10 cts., for 
Tobacco warehouse, from July 9th to Nov. 
4th, 1850, 

To Wm. Patterson, for 66 one-horse loads 
gravel to Mulberry st. wharf, at 48 cts. ; one 
do. to Rittenhouse Square, 33 cts., 

To John Duffey, for 38 one-horse loads gravel 
hauled to Mulberry st wharf, at 48 cts., 

To S. P. Hancock, for 56,200 paving bricks, at 
$8 50, to Rittenhouse Square ; 1500 hard 
do., at $6 50, and 2500 dark stretchers, at 
$9, for Second st. market, from Oct. 3d, to 
Nov. 1st, 1850, 

To John Diehl, for laborers and carters, two 
weeks, at Mulberry st. wharf, Logan Square, 
Tobacco Warehouse and incidentals,. . 

To John Rice, for account of Bridge, $6000 ; 
and account of Railway, $4000, . 

To Wm. H. Knight, for sundry hardware for 
Vine st. wharf, Penn and Logan Squares, 
shop and market, &c, from July 15th to 
Nov. 7th, 1850, 

Amount carried forward, 



NTo. 



231 



252 

254 
260 

246 



Dolls. 1(7. 
114953 58 



312 22 



238 


50 


69 


242 


94 


CO 


240 


78 


75 


230 


71 


15 


237 


135 


05 


234 


82 


08 


235 


15260 


245 


3201 


248 


18 


24 



509 95 

18655 

10000 00 



19 05 

I 

126697 12 



114 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 
Dec. 11, 



13, 



16, 

18, 

19, 
23, 
24, 



No. 



Dolls, a 
126697 12 



Amount brought forward, 
To Peter Kiker, for resetting 1165 ft. curb 
stone at Rittenhouse Square, at 8 cts. ; taking 
up and removing 115 ft. do., E. and W. ends 
of High st. Bridge, at 6} cts., . 

To Robert M'Carroll, for 43i team loads gravel 
hauled at and near east ends of High st. 
Bridge, at 55 cts., .... 

To David C. Thorn, for sundry bricklaying, 
building and rebuilding inlets, near High st. 
Bridge, laying and repairing pavements, &c, 
from Sept" 13th to Dec. 5th," 1850, . 257 182 93 

To James M'Closkey & Co., for 59 ft. curb 
stone, at 50 cts., for lot in Beaver Court, east 
side, 251 29 50 

To do., for taking up and resetting 800 ft. curb 

stone, at 12£ cts., on both sides of market | 

house, between Sch. 7th and 8th sts., . 258 100 00 

To James Harper, Jr., for 20,000 paving bricks 
for footway, south side of High st., west 
of Ash ton st., and at Bridge, at $8 50, . _ 259 170 00 

To Clemens & Sands, for 3133 lbs. iron grating 

for soap house at High st. bridge, at 9f cts., 256 305 47 

To Baxter & Brothers, for hardware for mar- 
ket houses and incidentals, from July 17th 
to Oct. 21st, 1850, .... 247 20 35 

To John M'Connell, for whitewashing market 
houses in High and Second sts., one coat per 
contract, 253 85 00 

To R. W. M'Dowell, for poor taxes, 1850, for 
City stores and lot, Dock st. and Tobacco 
Warehouse, 249! 18540 

To F. A. Plummer, for county and poor taxes, 
1850, for Station House No. 1, . . 268| 

To John Diehl, for one month's salary, due 31st 
inst., of superintendent, clerk and watchman, 
at Tobacco warehouse, superintendents of 
public squares and burial ground, watchmen 
at High street Bridge and State House 
steeple, and laborers and carters, two weeks, 
at Logan Square, Tobacco warehouse, and 
public wharves, $644 85, and three months 
salary as Commissioner City property, due 
1st inst., $300, 272 

To Benjamin M. Feltwell, for 50 loads street 
manure, delivered in Independence square, 
at 40 cents, . _ . . . . . 

To Adam Traquair, for petty bills paid from 
October 2d to December 20th, 1850, . 

To Enoch Thorn, for three months' salary as 



Amount carried forward, 129137 59 



of the Common Council. 



1850. 



Dec. 24, 

26, 



27, 



Amount brought forward, 
City Carpenter, due 31st inst., $225, carpen- 
ter's work three weeks, one journeyman 11 £ 
days, at $1 50 ; three do. 23 J days, at $1 25, 
at incidentals, Market houses, Franklin and 
Washington squares, .... 

To Henry Clark, for work at City Railway, 
west of Broad street, .... 

To James Henderson, for hauling stone from 
Navy Yard to near east end of High street 
Bridge, 

To James Miller, Jr., for compensation allowed 
on account of hurt received, 

To Wm. H. C. Riggs, for winding and regu- 
lating State House clock and Astronomical 
clock and transit, three months to 31st inst., 

To Wm. L. Ward, for sis months care of clock 
on High street hill, at Front street, due 31st 
inst., 

To Christ Church Hospital, for one quarter's 
rent for lot Schuylkill 4th and 5th and Spruce 
and Pine sts., due 31st inst., 

To Thomas Hartley, for County tax, 1850, on 
City Wharf, High street Ward, . 

To Joseph Culbertson, for 227 one-horse loads 
of gravel to Rittenhouse square, at 8J cents, 

To Wm. Bramble, for cleansing High street 
Bridge, two hands eight days each, at $1 ; 
seven loads gravel, at 25 cents ; three days 
work horse and cart, at $2, . 

To Benjamin H. Pawling, for smith work, at 
Market houses, and incidentals, from Au- 
gust 5th to September 28th, 1850, 

To S. P. Hancock, for 1500 paving bricks, at 
$8 50, for Mulberry street Wharf, 14,200 do. 
for Logan Square, .... 

To John R. Blackiston, for filling in road at 
west end of High street Bridge, 85 loads, at 
15 cents ; two men one day each, loading, 
$2, .... . 

To' S. W. Thackara & J. S. Yardley, for draw- 
ing three counterpart ground rent deeds, at 
$7, July 1, 1850, 

To James Loeman, for expenses in removing 
a wreck opposite Dock street Wharf, 

To George H. McCully, for superintendence of 
clock at New Market Hall, three months to 
31st inst 

To Collins West, for painting roofs of seven 
stores, two coats, north side of Dock street, 



Amount carried forward, 



No. 


Dolls. 
129137 


a. 

59 


280 


272 


81 


281 


600 


on 


227 


7 


50 


261 


12 


00 


262 


50 


00 


264 


25 


00 


265 


125 


00 


267 


22 


00 


269 


14 


19 


271 


23 


75 


274 


2 


13 


275 


133 


4--, 


276 


14 


75 


277 


21 


00 


279 


150 


00 


263 


12 


50 


270 


140 00 

1 


130781 


67 



116 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. No. 

Amount brought forward, 
Dec. 30, ; To Abigail Physick, for six months' ground 
rent on lots, Filbert street near Schuylkill 
Eighth street, due 31st inst., 



31, To balance, 



Jan. 1, 

April 11, 
May 16, 



Aug. 19, 



Oct. 1, 



1849. 
Oct. 1, 



1850. 
April 18, 



Committee on Legacies and Trusts. 

Cr. 

By balance not expended of last year's appro- 
priation, ...... 

By Appropriation by Ordinance, 

By Adam Traquair, for this sum advanced him 
June 22, 1848, to pay petty bills, and now 
repaid, 

By cash repaid by George K. Fisher, Esq., I 
Chairman, balance not expended of order for 
$200, 19th July last, for expenses of Com- i 
mittee on journey to New York and Boston, | 
to examine Fire Departments, 

By Appropriation by Ordinance of 2Gth ult, j 
for distribution to Fire and Hose Companies 
whose apparatus received injury at fire 9th 
July last, 



Dr. For the following 'payments on Requisi- 
tions of the Committee and orders of the 
Mayor 

To A. R. Johnston, Treasurer of the Good In- 
tent Hose Company, for one-half of annual 
appropriation for 1849, omitted in last year's 
account, 

To T. W. Blake, Treasurer, for^ Expenses of 
Board of Engineers, .... 

Amount carried forward, 



Dolls. C 



130781 67 



50 00 



130831 67 
7168 33 



138000 00 



750 00 
5750 00 



20 00 



45 25 




200,00 



of the Common Council. 



117 



1850. 
April 20, 

22, 

Jan. 24, 

July 7, 
15, 



18, 
19, 

20, 
24, 

25, 

29, 

Aug. 2, 
5, 



7, 
17, 
21, 

22, 
Sept. G, 



Amount brought forward, 

To Patrick Fearon, Treasurer Schuylkill Hose 
Company, for balance of appropriation with- 
held in 1849, 

To Samuel W. Ay res, for two quarter boxes of 
segars, at $6, 

To W. P. Mitchell, for dinners, wines, segars, 
&c, 

To James Lafferty, for supper for Committee, 

To John D. Fox, President Washington Hose 
Company, on account of annual appropria- 
tion, 

To P. Fearon, Treasurer Schuylkill Hose Com- 
pany, for do., ..... 

To Adam Traquair, for petty bills paid, balance, 
25 49, advance for do. $25, . 

To George R. Fisher, Chairman of Committee 
for Expenses, &c, .... 

To M. N. Dickinson, President Harmony Fire 
Company, on account of annual appropria- 
tion, 

To Samuel A. Bispham, Treasurer Phoenix 
Hose Company, for do., 

To Win. Wall, President Washington Fire 
Company, for do., .... 

To Edward Trimmer, for two carriages twice 
for Committee, ..... 

To J. P. Wilkinson, Treasurer Perseverance 
Hose Company, for do., 

To Samuel Morgan, Treasurer .Reliance Fire 
Company, for do., 

To John G. Greil, Treasurer Columbia Engine 
Company, for do., 

To Win. W. Mason, Treasurer Resolution Hose 
Company, for do., 

To John White, President Western Hose Com- 
pany, for do., 

To B. J. Kensil, President Diligent Hose Com- 
pany, for do., 

To Henry L. Sinexon, Vice President Robert 
Morris Hose Company, for do., 

To Nathan Hartzell, Treasurer Neptune Hose 
Company, for do., 

To A. R. Johnston, Treasurer Good Intent 
Hose Company, for do., 

To 0. Thompson, President Southwark Hose 
Company, for do., .... 

To Jac. H. Lex, President Philadelphia Hose 
Company, for do., . 

To Robert Tempest, President Hibernia Fire 
Co., for do., 

Amount carried forward, 

16 



No. 

2 

3 

17* 
10} 

22 



DoUs. I C. 

200 00 

150 00 

12 00 

I 
68 00 
24 00 



18 
5 

18*. 

2lj 
J 
10J 
17 
15 
19 
13 

20: 

n 

12 



150 00 

I 



150 00 



14 

20} 50 49 
23 200 00 



150 00 
150 00 
150 00 
1G00 
150 00 

150,00 

I 
150 00 

i 
150 00 

I 
150 00 

150 00 

150 00 

150 00 

150 00 

150 00 



16! 15000 

4 150 00 



327049 



118 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 

Amount brought forward, 
Sept. 30, To Edmund A. Souder, President Diligent En- 
gine Company, for do. 

25, To John D. Fox, President Washington Hose 
Company, for balance of do., 

26, To Nathan Hartzell, Treasurer Neptune Hose 
Company, for dc. 

27, To M. H. Dickinson, President Harmony Fire 
Company, for do., 

To Samuel A. Bispham, Treasurer Phoenix 
Hose Company, for do., 

28, | To John G. Greil, Treasurer Columbia En- 
gine Company, for do., 

30, To Samuel Morgan, Treasurer Reliance Fire 
Company, for do., 

To Jacob H. Lex, President Philadelphia Hose 
Company, for do., 
Oct. 1, I To 0. Thompson, President Southwark Hose 
Company, for balance annual appropriation, 

To Charles Shaeffer, President Resolution Hose 
Company, for do., 

To Patrick Fearon, Treasurer Schuylkill Hose 
Company, for do., 

To Wm. West, President Washington Engine 
Company, for do., . 

To Samuel A. Bispham, Treasurer Phoenix 
Hose Company, for loss by fire of 9th July 
last, 

To B. J. Kensil, President Diligent Hose Com- 
pany, for balance annual appropriation, 

To J. P. Wilkinson, Treasurer Perseverance 
Hose Company, for do., 

To John White, President Western Hose Com- 
pany, for do., 

, To Adam Eckfeldt, President Good Will Fire 
Company, for annual appropriation, $300: 
loss by fire 9th July last, $200, . 

To Edmund A. Souder, President Diligent Fire 
Company, for balance annual appropriation, 
$150 ; loss by fire 9 th July last, $200, . 

To Charles Schaffer, President Resolution Hose 
Company, for loss by said fire, 
12, To Samuel Magan, Treasurer Reliance Fire 
Company, for do., 

18, To A. R. Johnston, Treasurer Good Intent 
Hose Company, for balance annual appro- 
priation, $150; loss by fire 9th July last, 
$100, 

19, To H. L. Sinexson, Vice President Robert 
Morris Hose Company, for balance annual 
appropriation, 

Amount carried forward, 



No. 


Dolls. 
3270 


9 


150 


40 


150 


38 


150 


27 


150, 


36 


150 


29 


150 


25 


150, 


24 


150 


31 


150 


35 


150: 


33 


150 

j 


41 


150 

1 


47 


50 

| 


37 


150 ! 


39 


150 


42 


150 


26 

48 

7 

28 

49 


500 
350 


46 


190 


44 


180 


30 
43 


250; 


32 

1 


150 


7190, 



of the Common Council. 



119 



1850. 
Oct. 19, 

Nov. 4, 

Dec. 13, 
21, 

24, 
27, 
11, 



July 10, 



12, 

13, 
17, 

20, 
31. 



Amount brought forward, 

To Nathan Hartzell, Treasurer Neptune Hose 
Company, for loss by fire 9th July last, 

To Jac. H. Lex, President Philadelphia Hose 
Company, for do., .... 

To O. Thompson, President Southwark Hose 
Company, for loss and damage by fire 9th 
July last, 

To Robert Fearon, President Schuylkill Hose 
Company, for do. do., .... 

To Samuel W. Ayres, for two quarter boxes of 
segars, for Committee, at $6 50, . 

To Adam Traquair, President, for advance to 
pay petty bills, 

To Robert Tempest, President Hibernia En- 
gine Company, for loss by fire 9th July last 

To do. do. for balance of annual appropriation' 



Committee for Relief of Sufferers by Fire July 
9th, 1850. 

Cr. 
By Appropriation by Ordinance of Councils of 
this date, 



Dr. For the folloiving payments on requisitions 
of the Committee and orders of the Mayor. 

To John P. Wetherill, Chairman of Committee 
for distribution among sufferers by the fire, 

To do. for do. do., 

To do. for do. do., . . . 

To do. for do. do., 

To balance, 



8135 25 



2500 00 
2000 00 
1000 00 
500 00 
4000 00 


10000 00 



120 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 
Aug. 1. 



<, 



L3, 



Committee on Funeral Honors to General 
Taylor. 

By Appropriation by Ordinance of Councils of 
this date, 



Dr. For the following payments on Requisitions 
of the Committee and orders of the Mayor. 

To P. C. Ellmaker for payment of sundry bills, 

To Cummings & Peacock, for Advertising in 
Evening Bulletin, Funeral Obsequies, Change 
of Route, and Programme, . 

To Wallace & Fletcher, for do- in Philadelphia 
Daily Sun., ^ 

To J. P. Sanderson, for do. in the Daily News, 

To Philip H. Schuyler, for Dartmoor Prisoners, 
for expenses, 

To Edmund Wilcox, for services as Secretary 
of Committee, 

To C. M. Gatchel, for do. as Messenger of do. 

To Edmund Wilcox, for payment of sundry 
bills, 

To A. G. Waterman, for payment of sundry 
bills as per receipts enclosed, 

To Thomas Birch, Jr., for do. as Secretary pro. 
tern, of Committee, .... 

To Crissy & Markley, for printing 500 invita- 
tions, with mourning envelopes, $15 ; 500 
ladies' tickets, $7 50 ; 1350 copies " Funeral 
Solemnities," eight pages, with alterations, 
$37 75, :..... 

To Peter Rodgers, for 175 rounds 6-pound 
cannon cartridges, at 50 cents ; 200 percus- 
sion caps, $4, cleaning battery, &c, $5, 

To John C. B. Stanbridge, for cash paid for 
musical choir, &c, .... 

To John P. Wetherill, for payment of sundry 
bills, 

To do. for do. do., 

To Wm. Morris, for four pieces black crape, at 
$4, ribbon, 12 cents, .... 

To M. P. Mitchell, for dinners, &c, 

To Richard Dodd, for Christ Church, for muf- 
fling Church bells, July 13th and 30th, at 
$30 each, 

To Jac. Bennett, for 35 batons, at $1, 

To John W. Forney, for advertising in the 
Pennsylvanian, July 13, 25, 29, and 30th, 



Amount carried forward. 



No. 




19 

16 

10 

22 

23 

7 



60 00 
;0 35 00 

i I 

5 5760 



I 1356:28 



of the Common Council. 



121 



1850. 
14, 



■No. 



Aug. 



Amount brought forward, 
To Jesper Harding, for do. in the Pennsylvania 
Inquirer, per items in bill, 6 advertisements, 
To Margaret Christie, for 493} yards merino, i 
6 qrs. wide, at 31 cents, and sundry uphol- 
sterers' work, 

To McMichael & Bird, for six advertisements 
in North American and U. S. Gazette, . 
15, To J. W. Caffroth, for advertising in Times 
and Keystone, 

14, To Robert Wright, for muffling bells of St. 
Peter's Church, July 13th and 30th, 1850, 
at $30 each, 

To Benjamin M. Feltwell, for cleansing and 
watering the route of the furieral procession 
for General Taylor, .... 

15, To Edmund Wilcox for payment of sundry 
bills, 

Sep. 19, | To do. for do. do., 

To Swaim, Abell & Simmons, for advertising 
in Public Ledger, .... 

24, To Wm. H. Moore & Son, in full for under- 
taker's bill for materials, services, &c, at 
funeral procession, .... 
Oct. 10, To Crissy & Markley, for printing Discourse 
by Rev. Dr. Stevens, at the Obsequies of Ge 
neral Taylor, 500 copies, 
12, To Musical Fund Society, for use of Hall, for 
Oration by Joseph R. Ingersoll, Esq. 
Dec. 31, To balance, 



21 



25 



26 



27 



28 

29 
32 



31 

34 

35 



Dolls, a 

1350 28 
100 00 

218 32 

100 00 

57 70 

00 00 

50 00 

35 52 
30 00 

3012 

2000 00 

32 75 

I 

30 00 

899 31 

5000 00 



122 



Appendix to the Journal 



CITY COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE, 

Philadelphia, March 30, 1850. 

Miscellaneous Receipts by Adam Traquair, President of the Board of 
City Commissioners, from January 1st to March 31st, 1850. 



1850. 



Jan. 



From Horton & Dickinson, per A. G. Hines, City 
Commissioner, for repaying after curbstone had 
been reset, east side of Fourth, between High 
and Mulberry streets, in Front of private alley, 

From Mrs. M. S. Wetherill, per A. G. Hines, City 
Commissioner, for repaying gutter after curb- 
stone had been reset, Mulberry, between Schuyl- 
kill Sixth and Seventh streets, 

From H. & A. Cope, per Benjamin T. Traquair, 
for repaving over drain, north side of Walnut 
street and Delaware Avenue and Water street, 

From Rev. W. P. Hinds, per B. T. Traquair, for 
repaving after curbstone had been reset, north 
side of Spruce, between Juniper and Broad sts., 

From John Harding, per A. G. Hines, City Com- 
missioner, for paving crossing in Water between 
High and Chestnut streets, 

From D. B. Cummins, per B. T. Traquair, for re- 
paving after curbstone had been reset, south side 
of Walnut, between Tenth and Eleventh streets, 

From Robert Coburn, per B. T. Traquair, for re- 
paving after curbstone had been reset, north side 
of Pine, between Seventh and Eighth streets, 

From L. B. Taylor, per B. T. Traquair, for repav- 
ing after curbstone had been reset, north side of 
Pine, between Green and Fifth streets, 

From Alexander Fullerton, for paving over drain, 
east side of Seventh, between Locust and Spruce 

ci'VPPtQ • • • • * 

From P. Comber & Co., for Arthur Coffin, per A. 
G. Hines, City Commissioner, for repaving after 
curbstone had been reset, Clinton, between Tenth 
and Eleventh streets, .... 

From P. Comber & Co., for J. Haviland, Esq., per 
A. G. Hines, City Commissioner, for repaving 
afrer curbstone had been reset, south side of 
Spruce, between Fifth and Sixth streets, . 

From David Jayne, per B. T. Traquair, for open- 
ing hole to common sewer, Third street, opposite 
Carter's Alley, and closing it, . 

From Allen & Jones, per A. G. Hines, City Corn- 
Amount carried forward, 



Dolls. 


a 


o 


50 


3 00 


2 


00 


7 


00 


3 


50 


3 


00 


3 


50 


5 


00 


3 


50 


3 


00 


3 


50 


1 


00 


40 


50 



of the Common Council. 



123 



1850. 

Amount brought forward, 
missioner, for repaying over drain, in Walnut 
between Fourth and Fifth streets, £2, and two 
barrels, of resin, cement, &c, $2 85, 
Jan. 9, From J. D. Jones, per B. T. Traquair, for repay- 
ing after curbstone had been reset, north side of 
Walnut, between Schuylkill Fifth and Sixth 
streets. ....... 

From J. D. Jones, per B. T. Traquair, for repay- 
ing after curbstone had been reset, south side of 
Walnut, between Schuylkill Fifth and. Sixth 
streets, 

14, From James West, per A. G. Hines, City Commis 
sioner, for repaying after curbstone had been 
reset, south side of Walnut, between Thirteenth 
and Juniper streets, 

18 From Mrs. George Harrison, per B. T. Traquair, 
for repaying after curbstone had been reset 
north side of Sansom, east of Seventh street, 

21, From Ann Menges & Samuel Wright, per B. T 
Traquair, for repaying after curbstone had been 
reset, souch side of Clinton, between Tenth and. 
Eleventh streets, ..... 

23, From Wm. Fennell, per B. T. Traquair, for repay 
ing after curbstone had been reset, east side 
Ninth, between Walnut and Locust streets, 

25, From J. L. Florence, per B. T. Traquair, for re- 
paving after curbstone had been reset, south side 
of Chesnut, between Schuylkill Seventh and 
Eighth streets, ...... 

31, From Joseph Denigre, per A. G. Hines, City Com 
missioner, for repaying after curbstone had been 
reset, at two houses, north side of Mulberry, be- 
tween Schuylkill Seventh and Eighth streets, 
and one in Broad street, .... 

From Thomas Mansfield, per A. G. Hines, City 
Commissioner, for 17 one-horse loads of culling 
paving stones, at 75 cents, without hauling, 
From Joel T. Thorn, per A. G. Hines, City Com- 
missioner, for repaying after curbstone had been 
reset, west side of Schuylkill Front, between 
Cherry and Mulberry streets, 
Feb. 4, From Joseph Gilbert, Jr., per A. G. Hines, City 
Commissioner, for repaying gutters after curb- 
stone had been reset, west side of Logan street, 
between Sassafras and Vine streets, for four 
houses, ....... 

Mar. 2, From J. Price Wetherill, Esq. per J. J. Lewis, for 

93 one-horse loads of culling paving stone, at 

£1, delivered, and two birch brooms, at 25 cts., 

From David Ellis, Agent, per B. T. Traquair, for 

Amount carried forward, 



Dolls. 


C. 


40 50 

1 


4 85 


14 


00 


8 


00 


4 


50 


3 


00 


5 


50 


3 


00 


3 


00 


6 


00 


12 


75 


o 


00 


10 


uo 


93 50 
1 


, 210 


60 



124 



ApiJendix to the Journal 



1850. 



Mar. 5, 



11 



16, 



18, 



21, 



28, 



April 9, 



L8, 



20, 



Amount brought forward, 
repaving over drain, south-east corner of Dock 
and Walnut streets, 

From John C. Farr, per B. T. Traquair, for re- 
paving where curb had been reset, south side of 
Chestnut, between Third and Fourth streets, 

From S. K. lloxsie, per B. T. Traquair, for repay- 
ing gutter, east side of Front, between High and 
Chestnut streets, ..... 

From Alexander Megary, per A. G. Hines, City 
Commissioner, for repaving after bridge over 
gutter, north side of Vine, west of Schuylkill 
Front street, had been laid, 

From J. F. Nicholas, for Ridge Turnpike Com- 
pany, per Joseph Gavett, City Commissioner, for 
29 one-horse loads of culling paving stone, at 
62J cents, from lot Cedar street, 

From Lewis & Butler, per B. T. Traquair, after 
turn-out from Railway in Dock street, No. 29 
had been laid, 

From John Shaffer, per Joseph Gavett, City Com- 
missioner, for damage in breaking cover of inlet, 
Third streeet and Carter's Alley, and replacing 
it, 

From Wm. King & Co., for John F. Lewis, per B. 
T. Traquair, for repaving after part new curb- 
stone had been set, and old do. reset, S. W. of 
Schuylkill Seventh and Walnut streets, 

From James McCloskey & Co., per B. T. Traquair, 
for 33 one-horse loads of small paving stone, de- 
livered in Camden, N. J., at $1 40, 

From Michael Andress, for Dr. B. R. Mears, per 
A. G. Hines, City Commissioner, for repairing 
footway in Lawrence, east of Thirteenth streets, 
including materials, ..... 

From James F. Nicholas, for Ridge Turnpike Com- 
pany, per A. G. Hines, City Commissioner, 113 
one-horse loads of culling paving stone, at 75 
cents, taken from lot Schuylkill Second street, 

From Ephraim Clark, Jr., per A. G. Hines, City 
Commissioner, for repaving over drain to sewer 
S. W. corner of Water and High streets, . 

From J. D. Jones, for William Gavett, per Joseph 
Gavett, City Commissioner, for repaving where 
curbstone had been reset, north side of Walnut, 
between Schuylkill Fourth and Fifth streets, 

From John Rice, for Charles Taylor, per B. T. 
Traquair, collector, for repaving where curb- 
stone had been reset, west side of Washington, 
between Locust and Spruce streets, . 

From Stephen Baldwin, per Joseph Gavett, City 

Amount carried forward, 



Dolls. iC. 
I 

210 60 



453 12 



of the Common Council. 



125 



1850. 

Amount brought forward, 
Commissioner, for 117 tons of culling paving 
stone, at $1, deduct paid for hauling, $21, 
April 24, From H. L. Lipman, for Charles Robb, per A. G. 
Hines, City Commissioner, for repaving where 
curbstone had been reset, Fourth street and 

Kanstead Court, 

From John McCall, per J. Gavett, City Commis- 
sioner, for a lot of old cement barrels from Wal- 
nut street Tunnel, 

25, From A. Doane, per A. G. Hines, City Commis- 
sioner, for repaving where curbstone had been 
reset, S. W. corner of Schuylkill Sixth street 
and St. Joseph's Avenue, .... 

May 6, From Joseph Stevens, Stevedore-, per J. Gavett, 
City Commissioner, for 32 one-horse loads of 
dirt, for ballast to brig Breakwater, at 12J cts, 
from Walnut street Tunnel, 

14, From James Gray, per J. Gavett, City Commis- 
sioner, for a one-horse load of culling paving 
stone, 

17, From Jones & Allen, per Enoch Thorn, City Car- 
penter, for a second-hand pump, $2, and 65 lbs. 
of pipe, at five cents, $3 25, . . 
From John Allen, for Hirsinger Messchert, per J. 
Gavett, City Commissioner, for repaving gutter 
north side of George between Twelfth and Thir- 
teenth streets, after curbstone had been reset, 

27, From George W. Edwards, per B. T. Traquair, 

Collector, in full for three bills, for repaving 
gutters after curbstone had been set, in Walnut 
and Schuylkill Fifth and Chestnut, near Fifth 
street, and repaving hole made for Gie posts, in 
Walnut between Fifth and Sixth streets, . 
From George W. Edwards, per J. Gavett, City 
Commissioner, for repaving gutter after curb- 
stone was reset, south side of Walnut between 
Fifth and Sixth streets, including hauling away 
dirt, 

28, From W. W. Dugan, per Edward Olmsted, Esq., 

City Solicitor, for amount of lien against Du- 
gan's estate, $11 90, and entering lien, 50 cts., 
From Robert Buck, per B. T. Traquair, Collector, 
for six one-horse loads of old refuse stone, at 50 
cents, 

29, From William Faries, per A. G. Hines, City Com- 

missioner, for one-horse load of brickbats, . 
June 17, From Dr. Charles Lukins, per J. Gavett, City 
Commissioner, for an old paving rammer, . 

26, From John M'Call, per Joseph Gavett, City Com- 



Uoll.s. C. 
453 L2 



96 



00 



00 



50 

00 
25 
25 

50 

75 

00 

40 

00 
50 
00 



Amount carried forward, 

17 



635 02 



126 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 

June 26, 
July 8, 

9, 

17, 

Aug. 12, 

13, 



Dolls. C. 





29, 


Sept. 


3, 




18, 




20, 




26, 


Oct. 


18, 



Nov. 8, 



Amount brought forward, 
missioner, for a lot of old cement barrels, from 
"Walnut street Tunnel, .... 

From William Campbell, per J. Gavett, City Com- 
missioner, for a lot of refuse flagstone, 

From John Coulter, per Joseph Gavett, City Com- 
missioner, for two one-horse loads of paving 
stone, at $1, 

From Jones & Allen, per A. G. Hines, City Com- 
missioner, for ten one-horse loads of culling flag- 
stone, at 75 cents, 

From John Yard, Administrator to Joseph B. Wil- 
lits, deceased, per A. G. Hines, City Commis- 
sioner, for repaying over drain, Vine between 
Eleventh and Twelfth streets, . 

From J. P. Morris, per Sam. Schofield, late City 
Commissioner, for repaying after curbstone had 
been set, and after part of Pear street, between 
Third and Dock streets, had caved in, 

From J. F. Shermer, per J. Gavett, City Commis- 
sioner, for a lot of brickbats from Walnut street 
Tunnel, 

From Trustees of Philadelphia Fire Association, 
per A. G. Hines, City Commissioner, for repay- 
ing gutters after curbstone had been set, N. W. 
corner of Fifth and North streets, 

From N. H. Graham & Co., per A. G. Hines, City 
Commissioner, for repaying oyer drain to sewer, 
in Mulberry between Schuylkill Second and 

Third streets, 

| From D. H. Flickwir, for Brown & Bowen, per J. 
Gavett, City Commissioner, for repaying after 
curbstone had been set, south side of Chestnut, 
between Front and Second streets, 

From Keyser & Gorgas, per B. T. Traquair, Col- 
lector, ior damages done to a City gas lamp and 
post, Girard and Twelfth streets, 

From the United States, per J. Gavett, City Com- 
missioner, for a quantity of dirt from Third and 
Dock streets, to Navy Yard, 

From Adam Johnston, per A. G. Hines, City Com- 
missioner, for eight one-horse loads of culling 
paving stone, at 75 cents, .... 

From John Allen, for Capt. John Miercken, per J. 
Gavett, City Commissioner, for repaying after 
curbstone had been reset, south side of Lombard, 
east of Fourth street, .... 

' From B. W. Burrows, agent for Philadelphia 
Cemetery, per J. Gavett, City Commissioner, for 
45 team loads of culling paving stone, at $1 50, 



Amount carried forward, 



of the Common Council. 



127 



1850. 

Nov. 27, 

Dec. 4, 



14, 
16, 

21, 



Amount brought forward, 

From Thomas McLaughlin, per J. Govett, City 
Commissioner, for ten one-horse loads of culling 
paving stone, at $1, 

From Edwin Greble, per A. G. Ilines, City Com- 
missioner, for repaying after curbstone had been 
set, in Chestnut between Schuylkill Fifth and 
Sixth streets, 

From Robert McCarroll, per A. G. Hines, City 
Commissioner, for 48 team loads of gravel from 
Mulberry street sewer, at 10 cents, . 

From Peter Kiker, per J. Gavett, City Commis- 
sioner, for 16 cart loads of dirt, at 65- cents, 

From Hart & Flanagan, per J. Gavett, City Com- 
missioner, 791 lbs. of leaden pipe, from Walnut 
street Tunnel, at four cents, 

From James Kilpatrick, per A. G. Hines, City 
Commissioner, for two one-horse loads of culling 
paving stones, at 75 cents, 



Respectfully submitted, 

ADAM TRAQUAIR, President 



Dolls. 


C. 


806 


49 


10 


00 


6 


00 


4 


80 


1 


00 


31 


04 


1 


50 


861 


43 







128 



Appendix to the Journal 



ACCOUNT OF MARKET RENTS RECEIVED IN 1850. 



1850. 




Dolls. 


O. 


1850. 


Jan. 16, 


J. Howrie, 

B. Robeson, 

M. Stafford,.... 

S. Mink, 

M. M'Kenny,... 

J. Stinger, 

G. Kesler, 

C. Crothers, 

H. J. Porter, . . . 

J. Root, 

S. Bradford 

C. Westenberger, 

J. Harper, 

J. Thompson, . . . 
S. Conyngham,. . 
J. Vandegrift, . . . 
P. J. Permer, . . . 

D. Longstreth,. . 


12 
12 
15 

35 
5 
20 
20 
20 
20 
10 
35 
20 
20 
20 
10 
20 
20 
20 


1 

1 


ran. 17, 




G. Gettz, 


40 




Jan. 18, 




P. Magg, 


20 








W. & Thetly, 


8 








S. Bishop, 


20 








J. Hetzell, 


12 








J. D. Lentz, .... 


20 








P. Pratt, 


20 








R. Can, 


20 








C. Grubb, 


10 








E. G. Passmore, . 


20 








T. Ballinger, . . . 


35 








J. M. Worrell, . . 


20 








0. Lewis, 


20 








M. Noland, 


17 


5( 






F. Simon, 


20 








J. Ruthwain, . . . 


2C 




i 




S. Rhoads, 


2C 




1 




R. Barrett, 


135 








M. Young, 


- IS 








J. Fox, 


3C 
1C 


> 


I 




R. Humphries, . . 






A. Woolley, 


11 


> 




Jan. 17 


J. Myers, 

W. Lesher, 

J. Dillmore, 

Carried forward 


IS 
IS 

IS 


> 
> 
> 


\ 




90£ 


5( 


i 



Brought forw'd, 1 
J. Myers, Jr., . . . 

J. Spencer, I 

W. Rhoades, ... 
J. G. Conrad, . . . ! 

E. Baker, 

M.Clifford,.... 
E. McCaffrey,.. 
M. Opperman, . 
M. Conrad,. . . . 

S. Mingle, 

S. Bates, 

G. Horn, 

W. Myers, 

E. Wallace, 

H. Goff, Jr 

H. Goff, 

E. Kurtz, 

J. R. Porter, 

T. P. Clement & 

Co., I 

C. & H. Shuster, 
! J. Lowdenslager, 1 

T. Horn, I 

J. Reese, i 

H. Yeager, 

M. Lowden, 

'■ E. Alberson, j 

;G. Shisler, ! 

J. Slook, ! 

i A. Macepay, 

S. Macepay, , 

! B. Garrigues, 

E. Tyson, 

A. Lippincott & 
Co., 

S. Levis, 

M. Barry, 

Ditto, 

J. Horton, 

J. Leedom, 

W. Bunting, 

J. W. Davis, .... 

J. Thomas, 



\DolU. C. 
909 50 
40 
60 
20 
20 
20 
15 
20 
10 
10 
45 

42 50 
20 
20 
15 
20 
12 
65 
90 



45 
45 
25 
20 
15 
35 
15 
12 
12 
20 
20 
40 
20 
20 

45 

20: 
45, 

25[ 
20! 
20 
20, 
20 

20; 



Carried forward, 2033 00 



of the Common Council. 



129 



1850. | 

Brought forw'd, 

Jan. 18, J. Yerkes, 

W. Goodley, .... 

0. Brooks, 

T. Reed, 

J. H. Rhoades, . . 

W. Jones, 

E. D. Pierre, Jr., 
W. M. Stephens, 

W. Henry, 

W. Kennedy, . . . 

J. Craig, 

S. H. Davis & Co., 
W. H. Bunting, . 

E. Yarnall, 

J. L. Bartram, . . 
G. & E. Thomas, 

J. Kerk, 

S. McClellan,... 

19, J.Garrett, 

J. L. Garrett, . . . 

J. Leadom, 

T. Swain, 

J. Jackson, 

A. Eel ton, 

H. Reynolds, 

S. Root, 

J. Deal, 

W. Lafferty 

S. Morton, 

B. &M'Curdy,.. 
L. & Paschall, . . 
J. Kesler, 

C. Meredith, 

J. Field, 

J. Larkin, 

G. M. Hunter,.. 
J. M. Hunter, . . 

J. Briggs, 

J. Paschall, . . . . 
H. H. Paschall, . 

A. Yarnall, 

W. Hill, 

A. Martell, 

T. Morgan, 

P. Heyselman, . . 

J. Logan, 

T. Leonard, . . . 

J. Lyons, 

T. Davis, 

W. Rittenhouse, . 
P. Davis, 



Carried forward, 3047J00 ? 



Dolh. 
2033 
20 
20 
20 
20 
20 
2D 
20 
2D 
20 
2D 
15 
2<> 
20 
20 
20| 
20 
20' 
20 
20 
20' 
20 ! 
20 
20 
20i 
20 
10 
20 
12 
20 
20 
20 
12 
35 
20 
20 
20 
20 
20 
20 
20 
20 
20 
35 
20 
20 
15 
20 
20 
20 
20) 
20! 



C.l 1850. 
00 

Jan. 19, 



21. 





Dolls. 


a 


Brought forw'd, 


3047 00 


J. A. Burrough 






&Co., 


20 




W. Coulston, . . . 


20 




J. L. Bartram,. . 


20 




E. Garrett, 


20 




P. & H. Colhoun, 


20 




J. P. Eyre, 


20 




H. Pennell, 


2<i 




A. P. Rudolph,. 


20 




A. Lewis, 


20 




A. Phime, 


20 




J. Valentine, . . . 


20 




W. II. Grubb, . . 


20 




D. Sill &Co.,... 


20 




T. B. Donaldson, 


20 




J. G. Knowles,. . 


20 




D.Wills, 


35 




H. & Levring, . . 


20 




J. Brook, 


20 




H. &Cox, 


20 




S. Jones, 


20 


J. F. Warner,... 


42 50 


E. Lewis, 


20 


A. Johnson, .... 


20 


O. R. Home, . . . 


20 


J. G.Ash, 


20 


C. Horn, 


20 


W. Gesner, 


20 


S.G.Hill, 


20 


G. Dunn, 


20 




B. W. Gouvron,. 


15 




S. Little, 


20 




J. Thomas, 


10 




J. Maddock, 


20 




A. Brinton, 


20 




J.L.Miller,.... 


20 


J. Hickman, 


20 


J. Lake, 


30 


J. Simon, 


12 


L. Davis, 


8 


M. Smith, 


45 


J. Heacock, 


20 


C. Root, 


40' 


M. Sharpless, . . . 


20 




N. L. Garrett, . . 


20 




W. Booth, 


20 




M. McKenny, . . 


5 




M. Harrison, . . . 


10 




J. Jones, Jr., . . . 


20 




E. Huston, 


20 




S. Robeson, 


50 




Carried forward, 


4109 


5U 



130 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. | 

I Brought forw'd, 
Jan. 21, S. Peterman, 

22, A. Poole, 

G. Sheer, 

C. Rhoads, 

L. Sheer, 

C. Donnelly, 

M. Murry,* 

F. Velott, 

M. Mowry, 

M. Cameron. . . . 
M. Williamson,. 

M. Stratton, 

P. N. Gamble,.. 

E. Morton, 

M. Brantes, 

J. Dubourg, 

T. Rudolph,.... 

J. Smith, 

M. Courtney, . . . 

R. Moore, 

P. Easterday, . . . 

Ditto, 

M. Goodwin, . . . 

P.Lewis, 

E. & M. Swaine, . 
M. Lentz, 

G. A. Swaine, . . . 

23, J. Simon, 

G. Copple, 

E. Matlack, .... 

C. Smedley, 

C. Simon, 

W. Simon, 

W. Smith, 

E. Kirby, 

T. Jarmain, 

J. Magg, Jr., . . . 
J. Gibson, 

C. Miller, 

W. Balser 

W. Cox 

S. G. Hoopes, . . . 

J. Kennedy, 

H. Steward, 

J. L. Bradley, . . 
R. Davis, 

D. Shetzline, .... 
M. Campbell,.. . 
W. J. & H. H. 

Bates, 

M. Watson, 



Carried forw'd, 5172 50 



Dolls. 
4109 
20 
20 
24 
12 
12 
45 
10 
20 
45 
10 
45 
10 
20 
20 i 
35 1 
20 
20 
45 
45 
20 
12 
6 
20 
20 
40 
20 
20 
20 
12 
20 
20 
20 
20 
12 

20 
20 
20 
20 
25 
20 
20! 
35 
20 
20 
20 
10 
10 

25 
10! 



C.[ 1850. 
50 Jan. 23, 



24 



Brought forw'd, 
J. B. Adams,... 
A. Rennard, 

D. Adams, 

A. Read, 

M. Philips, 

E, Thompson, . . 

S. Sheer, 

S. Sheer, 

M. Fleming, . 

S. Dengas, 

M. Danaker, .... 

R. Strode, 

J. Hebbard 

J. Leeds, 

J. Roth, 

J.Ward, 

L. Shalcross, . . . 
S. Roberts & Co., 

C. Harper, 

J. O. Glover & 

Co., 

S. Williams,. . . . 
T. Garrigues, . . . 
W. Koffman, . . . 

M. Snyder, 

P Sager, 

R. M. Kelly, .... 

J. Rhoades, 

M. Rhoades, 

A. Clark 

A. Hight, Sen.,. 

C. Righter, 

D. Young, 

C. L. Westen- 

berger, 

H. Leese, 

A. M. Wilkins, 
J. Husler & Son, 
II. Simon, 

Ditto, 

W. Esher, 

J. Simon, 

Ditto, 

J. Hoffener, 

Wm. Shiever, . . . 
C. Armbruster, . 

Ditto, 

J. M. Fuller, . . . 

R. Dunk, 

M. Pote, 

M. Gawn, 



Doiis.\ a 

5172 

20 
20 
20 
20 
12 
12 
24 
7 
23 
20 
20 
20 
20 
20 
12 
20 
20 
45 
20 



Carried forw'd, 6300 00 



of the Common Council. 



131 



1850. 
Jan. 24, 



25, 



Brought forw'd, 

H. & Roseman,. . 

D. Hoffman, 

N. Beard, 

P. Bender, 

D. Roberts & Co., 

W. Lanier 

H. M. Brook,.. . 

J.J.Williams,.. 

G. Woelpper, . . . 

S. Painter, . 

M. Sheppard, . . . 
Ditto, 

M. Baker, 

G. W. Myers, . . . 

W. Richmond,.. 

M. Eacher, 

N. Williams, . . . 

J. Schowatter, . . 

S. Battus, 

A. Ryan, 

G. Dehaven, 

M. Simon, 

M. Simon, 

S. & Stout, 

J.M.Trimble,.. 

N. Speakman,.. 

J. B. McCay, . . . 

J. Wortz, 

Ditto, 

D. Paul, 

G. Philips, 

C.Hall, 

T. G. Lodge, . . 

J. H. Lippincott 
&Co., 

J. Lawrence, . . . 

M. Thompson, . . 

S. Bunting, .... 

P. Hunter & Co., 
I J. W. Lawrence, 

I P. Jaquett, 

'• A. Lippincott & 
! Co., 

C. Austen, 

M. Smith 

A. Young, 

W. & Davis, .... 

G. Schneck 

H.W.Willis,... 
J. M. Lodge, 

H. Smedley, 

Carried forw'd, 



Dolls. 
6300 
20 
20 
42 
45 
20 
60 
20 
20 
30 
45 
28 
12 
8 
20 
25 
20 
20 
20 
45 
45 
35 
40 
20 
45 
20 
20 
20 
65 
65 
185 
20 
45 
20 

20 
20 
20 
20 
20 
20 
20 

45 
35 
10 
12 
20 
20 
35 
20 
20 



1850. 
|Jan. 25, 



50 



26, 



Brought forw'd 
C. Akre, 

A. Wilmerton,. . 
S. L. Ward, Jr., 

S. Corell, 

M. Wood, 

J. Campbell, . . . 
J. Lewis, 

B. Weaver, 

C. Martre, 

J. Mathers, 

W. G. Ward, . . . 
C. Carr, 

B. Smedley, 

J. Ogden, 

G. Anderson, . . . 

F. Fox 

G. Sharpless, . . . 

N. Pennell, 

N. Lukins, 

W. Bryan, 

E. Lewis, 

S. Hoffman, 

J. Hood & Co.,.. 
Wm. Rhoades,.. 

C. Downing, 

S. Starke, 

J. Farrell, 

R. Bishop, 

P. H. Hill, 

J. Black, 

G. Lincoln, 

J. Unrich, 

J. Sill, 

T. Wilson, 

G. B. Howard,. . 

J. Walton, 

J. W.& S.Cooper, 

J. Palmer, 

J. Bartholomew, 

D. Bonsall, 

J. Lobb, 

W. Read, 

S. Baker, 

A. Anderson,. . . 
A. & M-Ilhenny, 
W. M'llhenny,.. 

J. Gaulbart, 

II. Lake, 

M. Gaulbart, . . . 
J. Heston, 

Ditto, 



7822 50 



Doiu. a 

7822 50 

20 

20 

35 

10 

10 

20 

20 

20 

35 

20 

20 

20 

20 

20 

20 

20 

20 

20 

20 

20 

20 

20 

20 

20 

10 

12 

12 

20 

20 

20 

20 
20 
20 
20 
20 
20 
45 
20 1 
20 
20 
20 
40 
20 
20 
20 
20 
20 
20 
20 
20 
20 



Carried forw'd, 8871' 50 



132 



Ajipendix to the Journal 



1850. I 

I Brought forw' d 

Jan. 26,! T. & Harding, .. 

| N. H. Baker, . . . 

j W. Johnson, 

S. Unrech, 

M. A. Baker,... 

P. Sheaf, 

J. Lindsay, 

J. & Hibbard, . . 
Wm. Hoffner, . . . 

J. Shearer, 

E. Tranor, 

L. Lafferty, 

T. P. Clement,.. 
P. Story & Co., . 

P. Streeper, 

W. Hiddeman,. . 

A. Davis, 

J. Lincoln, 

J. Caldwell,.... 

B. & Powell, .... 

J. Rhodes, 

J. J. Hoopes, . . . 

E. Shober, 

R. Playford, .... 

Z. Brick, 

J. E. Troth & 

Co., , 

IW. Eaves,. 

i P. Young, 

; J. H. Ogden, . . , 
T. Marshall, .... 
M. Henderson, . , 
J. Hutchinson,. . 

R. Holmes, 

B. B. Hughes, . . 

E. Horn, 

J. Miller, 

J. Knox, 

J. Coulton, 

J. Michner, 

J. D. Kille, 

J. Trites, 

W. Thomas,.... 
D. & Huston, . . . 

J. Jones, 

G. Rittenhouse, . 
I P. S. Rittenhouse 

W. Morgan, 

J. E. Levis, .... 

J. Fell, 

W. Traynor, .... 



Dolls. 
8871 
20 
20 
20 
20 
25 
20 
20 
20 
40 
20 
20 
10 
45 
45 
20 
20 
20 
40 
20 
20 
20 
20 
15 
20 
35 



Carried forw'd, 1004l'50; 



45 

20 

30 

20 

35 

20 

20 

20 

20 

20 

20 

20 

20 

20 

20 

20 

20 

20 

2() 

45 

20 

20 

20 

20 

20 



1850. I 

Brought forw'd 
Jan. 26.1 F. Osterholdt,. . , 
D. Eastlack, . . . . 

J. Moore, 

N. B. Jones, 

J. Roberts, 

P. W. Matson,.. 

J. Wagner, 

D. Stinger, 

T. M . Smith, . . . 

T. Vigures, 

J. K. Gethen, . . . 

G. Smedley, 

H. Pumer, 

W. T. George, . . 
N. S.Webb,.... 
J. H. Haines, . . . 
M. & Barrett,.. . 

R. P. Ash, 

R. Brick, 

W. C. Longstreth 

J. Powell, 

W. Hall, 

G. Maris, 

A. Logan, 

J. C. Knowles, . . 
A. & Jordan, . . . 

T. Daniels, 

W. Davis, 

C Myers, 

J. II. Conrad, . . . 

J. White, 

J. W. Fraley,... 

J. McAfee, 

T. Thomas, 

M. C. Smith, . . . 

P. Jones, 

D. Ellewberg, . . . 
J. Peterson, .... 

H. Akroyd, 

J Lubfried, 

J. Bunting, 

B. E. Moore, . . . 
J. W. Smith, . . . 

J. Carr, 

R. Sabine, 

C. Cornwill, 

J. Erskine, 

H. Lyons, 

26. C. Garnet, Jr.,.. 
J. Cooley & Co., 
F. Frichner, 



Dolls. C. 
1004150 



17 

35 

20 

20 

20 

20 

12 

12 

20 

35 

35 

20 

20 

35 

35 

20 

20 

20 

35 

20 

20 

20 

20 

15 

20 

20 1 

20 

20 

12 

20 

20 

20 

20 

20 

20 

20 

40 

30 

75 

35 

20 

20 

15 
6 
2 
2 

20 

20 
20 
45 
25 



oi) 



Carried forw'd, 11 195 00 



of the Common Council. 



183 



1850. 
Jan. 28, 



Brought forw'd, 

R. Macome, 

S. Myers, 

E. Slyoff, 

J. Cooper, 

R. Farrell, 

Ditto, 

J. J. Griffith, ... J 

J. Haney, , 

G. Moore, 

J. &S. Ogden,.. 
S. Johnson, 

A. II. Gross, .... 

E. Drum, 

H. Osterholdt, . . 

B. Frederick, . . . 
M. Olephant, . 

C. Thompson,. . . 

M. Brook, 

J. P. Sen-ill,.... 
S. Riley, 

Ditto, 

T. Thorney, 

E. Carey, 

R. & Gibson, . . . 

J. Elkins, 

M. Rose, 

H. & Merkle,... 

H. Myers 

Ditto, 

J. P. Browning, 
W.B. Trout,.... 
W. W. Clemens, . 

A. Pyatt, 

P. Simon, 

C. Bastian,. 

L. Myers, 

E. Hepborn, 

C. Merkle, 

H. & Hoy, 

A. Glasier, ^ . . . . 

M. Pealing, 

J. Reese, 

W. Reese, 

C. Steele, 

J. Stenson, 

C. Grear, 

Ditto, 

G. Bushlag, 

G.& Williams,.. 

M. Bouvier, 

G. Wallace, .... 



Carried forw'd, 



20 
20 
20 
10 
20 
25 
12 
20 
20 
10 
23 
12 

2;> 

6 
25 
22 
12 
7< I 



29 



DoUs.\C.{ 1850. 
1119500 

17j50;jan. 28 

20 

20 

25 

10 

5 

20 

30 

20 

20 

20 

65 

30 

35 

35 

35 

20 

20 

20 
115 
35 
20 
10 
10 
20 
10 
25 
20 
20 
35 
65 
20 
20 



12459 50? 
18 



Brought forw'd 
J. A. Wallace,.. 

W. Simon, 

C. P. Bower, 

A. Hinkle, 

T. Pratt, 

J. Fordham, 

J. Edwards, 

C. Housen, 

J. Kerk, 

M. Kaines, 

M. Benner, 

M. Olephant, . . . 
B.Carr,...,.... 
J. Graham, 

D. Farrell, 

A. Hughes, 

M. Barnett, 

N. Rummell, . . . 
N. M. Lippincott 

& Co., 

E. Painter,. 

L. Bleyler, 

W. Myers, 

A. Myers, 

A. Harborn, 

C. Norris, 

A. Garlinger, . . . 

J. Hains, 

G. Williamson, . . 

J. Trout, 

P. Lowry, 

Ditto, 

J. Anderson, . . . 

J. Stevenson, 

M. Horner & Co., 

A. Shute, 

W. Nash, 

G. Purdy, 

D. Evans & Co.,. 

B. Yeager, 

A. Clothier, . . . 
M. Sheppard, . . 

E. McGonagle, . 
J. Redfield,.... 
J. Yohner, .... 

A. Brook, 

J. Guyger, .... 
S. Stackhouse,. 
E. Bradshaw, . . 

J. Barry, , 

D. Sparks, 



Carried forw'd, 13684J50 



\Dolls. 

12459 
30 
12 
40 
60 
20 
18 
20 
50 
20 
20 
20 
9 
20 

io 

24 
10 
10 

io 



45 
10 
6 
12 
12 
10 

io 

12 
6 
20 
65 
20 
15 
45 
45 
45 
35 
35 
20 
45 
20 
39 
23 
20 
35 
20 
20 
20 
4^ 
45 
12 
12 



134 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 




Boiu: 


C. 


1850. 




Brought forw'd, 


13684 


50 




Jan. 29, 


H. Rementer, . . . 
J. Wackerly, . . . 


12 
105 




Jan. 30, 




P. Jacobs, 


20 








W. Siters, 


20 








T. Bushlag, 


20 








M. Cryder, 


20 








T. S. Fraley, .... 


20 








A. Powell, 


35 








C. Wilkins, 


35 








A. Wright, 


45 








G. Fow, 


60 








J. Fow, 


35 








W. Waitman, . . 


40 








C. Higbee, 


45 








L. Bennett, 


20 








M. Nightlinger,. 


20 








J. Lafferty, 


6 








H. Hays, 


20 








J. Wartman, Jr., 


32 








J. Robeson & Co., 


25 








C. Sloan, 


20 








J. Hollingshead 










& Co., 


25 








C. Shisler, 


12 




\ 




M. Shively, 


17 


50 






J. Naylor, 


20 








L. Lex, 


20 








S. Cody, 


30 








J. Hutchinson,.. 


20 






30, 


J. F.Hill, 

L. Barr, 


20 
20 
20 








J. R. Ulmtsed,.. 




A. J. Jarhans,. . 


12 








J. Morris, 


3 








N. Sturges, 


20 








C. Bishop, 


20 




| 




F. Osterholt, .... 


35 








E. Grover, 


20 








J. P. Rice, 


32 








B. Cloud, 


45 








F. Schnitz, ...... 


6 








S. Sixty, 


10 








H. Garrigues, . . . 


20 








Atherlev & Co.,. 


300 








A. & Atherley, . . 


10 








A. C. Lukens, . . 


20 








J. Cooper, 


20 








J. Esra, 


20 








J. W. Fennimore, 


45 








G. Powell, 


20 








C. Whiley, 
Carried forw'd, 


45 


00 






15237 



Brought forw'd, 

C. Watson, 

E. Winshell,.... 

D. Casey, 

G. Reese, 

H.Walker, 

J. Cressman, . . . . 
M. & J. Roberts, 
E.W.Roberts,.. 

J. Jardine, 

H. Hatch & Co., 

S. Little, 

W. Cline, 

J. Stone, 

J. II. Lord,.... 

C. Gevard, 

H. Kinsley, 

H. Myers, 

J. Myers, 

J. Rudson, 

D. Dewees 

A. Curtis, 

T.C. Newell.... 

E. Amos, 

K.&Clopin,.... 
R. Plumstead,.. 

P. Jones, 

J. & Kay, 

J. Wilbank,.... 

J. Wagner, 

A. Howell, 

M. Deats, 

C. Piper, 

H. L. Warner, . . 
G. S. Garrett, . . . 

T. Bealer, 

E. Flake, 

M. Tage, 

C. G. Palmer,... 
C.Anderson,. . . . 

S. Boon, 

O. Rhoads, 

J. Gilmore, 

J. Matson, 

T. Steel, 

W. Warner, 

J. R. Lennard,. . 
J. Bosler, Sr., . . . 

A. Luhler, 

J. McDonnell, . . 

S-Page, 

G. & Graft, 



Carried forward, 16389 00 



Doiis. a 

15237 00 

45 

15 

20 

17 50 
20, 
20 
20 
20 
20 
45 
15 
20 
45 
45 
10 
10 
20 
20 
45 
20 
45 
25 
20 
25 
20 
20 
25 
45 
12 
35 
20 
15 
15 
20 
20 
20 
10 
15 
30 
15 
20 
25 
20 
20 
20 
10 
35 

17 50 
20 
10 
10 



of the Common Council. 



135 



Brought forw'd, 

R. Hess, 

P. Buffington, . . 
R. Tarrington, . . 

B. Young, 

J. Steer, 

C Schneck, 

A. G. Hunt, .... 

M. Siner, 

J. Davis, 

F. Amos, 

A. Moore, 

A. Young, 

Ditto, 

C. Sheppard, 

S. Doule, 

J. J. Hatch, 

Ditto, 

P. H. Yarnall,.. 
E. Dougherty, . . 

D. Gouldey, .... 

A. Alberger, 

A. R. Paul, .... 
S. Robeson, 

G. Snyder, 

A. Shriver, 

W. L. Hahn, . . . 
J. Jones, 

Ditto, 

J. Hays, Sr., 

J. Hays, Jr., 

H. Hoe, 

J. E. Cole & Co., 

S. Lewis, 

J. S. Peters, 

J. P. Lutz, 

E. Partridge, 

E. Diaraorond, . . 

C. Heisler, 

M. Story, 

L. Simpson, 

J. Nonnemaker,.. 

Ditto, 

P. Field, 

H. Morgan, 

C.Hunt, 

A. Sheetslino, . . 
E. Louderback,. . 

B. & Walters, . . . 

P. Johnson, 

S. Auffort, 

M. Garring, 



Dolls. \C : 
16389 005 

10 

20 

10 
7 50 

60 

2i) 

20 

17 501 

20 1 

47 '501 

45 ! 

17 50J 
7 50^ 

40 

35 

25 

45 

20 

90 

12 

30 

40 

45 

20 

25 

20 

10 

15 

20 

17 
5 

45 

20 

20 

35 

80 

12 

20 

10 

10 

17 N 

17 50 

20 
35 
10 

20 

37 50( 

35 
40 
10 
10 



1850. 
Jan. 31, 



50> 



Carried forw'd, 17700 50i 





Dolls. 


c. 


1 Brought forw'd, 


17700 


50 


E. Revill, 


12 




J. C. Owens, 


12 




E. J. Henderson, 


10 




P.AVilson 


10 




E.Wilson, 


10 




J. Trskine, 


20 




B.Toulon, 


30 




P. Fraley, 


20 




S. Grace, 


20 




G. Miller, 


45 




J. C. Clement,.. 


45 




T. M 'Do well,.... 


45 




A. Rise, 


2 




A. Guyon, 


2 




M. Beard, 


35 




S. Norback, 


12 




G. Lechler, 


17 


50 


J. Dowell, 


35 




IT. Simon, 


20 




E. Simon, 


20 




L. Parker, 


30 




A. L. Felton, . . . 


40 




G. Severn, 


25 




C. Rummell, 


30 




T. Schneck, .... 


70 




J. M'Gonagle, . . 


25 




D. W. Neff, .... 


15 




E. Wartman, . . . 


90 




P. L. Shuster, . . . 


60 




S. Grear, 


60 




S. A. Rube, .... 


35 




J. Grace, 


65 




G. Woelpper, . . . 


170 




M. Roth, 


110 




P. J. Hoffman,.. 


20 




J. Kain, 


35 




C. Trout, 


20 




G. Boyer, 


27 


50 


G. W. Simon, . . . 


40 




P. Seybert, 


40 




Ditto, 


20 




C. Pifer, 


20 




J. Faunce, 


28 




J. Fletcher, 


10 




C. Peiffer, 


10 




J. Bornman, 


60 




S. A. Barker, . . . 


20 




E. Surrick, 


2 




E. Schriner, 


4 




J. S. Hurley, . . . 


20 




B. M. Hamell,.. 


25 




Carried fnrwM 


1Q<UQ 


*n 



136 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 
Jan, 31 



Brought forw'd, 
S. & Browning,, 
H. & Sloan, .... 

C.Hall, , 

J. Hice, 

M. Sowers, ..... 

AY. Magg, 

A. Hight, ...... 

P. Buchannon, . . 
G. Cattell, .... 

M. A. Day, . . . 

M. Nealy, 

G. Tripner, . . . 

G. Kain, 

J. Dickhart, . . 
W.McCully,.. 

C. Wartman, . 
J. Sheppard, . 

J. Read, 

M. Burrough,. 
A. S.Uber,... 
F. Yolmar, . . . 
J. Young, .... 

J. Fow, 

L. Fow, 

AY. Kirkline, . . 
J. A. Housinan, . 

D. Housman, ... 
J. Barnstetter, 

E. Jacobs, .... 

F. Frichner, .... 
E. Evaul&Co.,. 

C. Stark, 

G. G. Louden- 
slager, 

L. Lewis, 

S. Faunce, 

J. Swope, 

J. Haines, 

J. Peplow, 

A. L. Syfert, . . . 

J. Myers, 

J. Earle, 

A. Garven, 

J. Hutchinson, . . 
A. H. Paul, .... 

D. B. Paul, . . i . 
D. Woelpper, . . . 
D. Hamm, . 
J. Cannon, . 
C. Harman, 
G.Paulus,.. 



Dolls. 


a 


1850. 


19349 50 


Jan. 31, 


25 






20 






25 






20 




Feb. 1, 


20 






20 






105 






10 






30 






18 






10 






100 






65 






60 






20 






31 






20 






45 






20 






20 






40 






40 






42 


50 




17 


50 




35 






25 






17 


50j 




45 






20 






90 






45 






20 






20 






10 






2 






20 






35 






17 


50 




17 50| 




17 


50 




25 






15 






20 






20 






10 






90 






60 






20 






35 






40 






20945 


50 



Brought forw'd, 

R. R utter, 

M. Symon, 

J. Newton, 

T. Morris, 

L. Lindsay, 

P. B. Holstein,.. 

W. Jacobs, 

C. Flumback, . . . 

G. Hoffner, 

T. Paul, 

AY. Minns, 

S. Pancoast, 

S. Doughton, . . . 

J. Adams, 

M. Keyser, 

V. Boraeff, 

T. Bender, 

E. Fracis, 

R. Ruffin, 

G. Young, 

M. Lekins, 

S. Faunce, 

G. Miller 

J. AYeckely, 

T. Evans, 

T. Middleton,... 

J. Warner, . 

AY. Dehaven, . . . 

E. Elliott, 

H. Haines & Co., 

E. Roxbury, 

J. Fisher, 

P. S. Young, ... 
P. Lowry, Jr.,.. 
A. Lawrence, . . . 

P. Taylor, 

J. S. Myers, 

L. Gross, 

L. Gross, Jr., . . . 

H. Boraeff, 

Jos. Evans, 

J. Evans 



J. Gosner, 

J. Lowry, 

J. Brown, 

A. Longulartle, . 

M. Dickhart, 

AY. Robison, 

AY. AYarner, .... 
R. Busby & Co., 
M. Green, ...... 



Carried forw'd, 22524 50 



Dolls. 

20945 
17 
20 
20 
15 
20 
20 
35 
17 
6 
35 
17 
20 
45 
25 
20 
75 
35 
3 
20 
20 
40 
28 
35 
42 
45 
45 
90 
40 
35 
45 
32 
10 
20 
40 
17 
17 
15 
35 
65 
115 
20 
20 
20 
25 
20 
15 
35 
35 
65 
20 
5 



of the Common Council. 



13T 



1850. | 

Brought forw'd, 
Feb. 1, J. B. Tatem, . . . . 
J. Collier, . . 
J.M.Gaul,. 

Jane Logan, 

J. L. Paste, 

,; 2, B. White, . . 

W. Gregory, 

E. Taylor . . 
N. Fulmer, . 
A. Gideon, . 
M. Gideon,. 
S.Engle,... 
J. S. Wallace & 

Co., 

W. M. Hope, . . . 

J. Kunkle, 

P. Simon, 

A. Karker, 

J. Karker, 

J. Huston, 

R. M. Arthur, . . 
T. Humphries, . . 

T. Githen, 

A. Hays, 

C. Conner, 

C. Thackara, . . . 

C. Collins, 

J. Eldridge, 

J. Strock, . . 
R. Fetters, . 
E. Wheelhouse, . 

M. Fister, 

H. Durnell, .... 

E. Cady, 

C. Gross, 

S. Johnson, . . . 

R. Turner, 

G. & Jones, . 

W. Minns, .... 
E. Crossman,.. 

S.Kelly, 

4, S. Thompson,.. 
M. Opperman, . . 
C. Whiley, . 
P. Boehm, . 
S. Pryor,... 
J. Drum, . . . 
W. Yarnall, .... 

J. Lear, 

T. Calvert, . 
M. Cloak, . . 



\Dolls.\C. 


1850. 


'22524 50 




35 




Feb. 4, 


20 






20 






20 






20 






5 






45 






20 






10 






17 50 




35 






20 






45 






25 






17 


50 




20 






35 






75 






20 






15 






20 






35 






17 


50 




23 






36 






36 






30 






30 




5, 


20 






15 






15 






15 






20 






85 






40 






22 50 


6, 


20 




17 50 




7 


50 




30 






45 




7, 


10 






10 






20 






15 






60 






20 




8, 


20 






20 






3 






23794 


50 





Dolls. C. 


Brought forw'd, 


2379450 


G. Ilallman, .... 


2(» 


C. Gauss, 


20 


G. W. Pippen- 






hour, 


35 




A. Pennock, 


25 




J. Thacher, 


2<) 


J. Peplow, 


17 50 


J. E. Price, 


3 


L. Lowderback, . 


K) 


W. Goff, 


17 50 


M. Goff, 


17 50 


W. Mervine, 


17 50 


E. Rusk, 


8 


J. Saybold, 


7 50 


S. King, 


25 




M. A. Baker, . . . 


8 




C. Dukes, 


10 




J. Corney, 


35 




E. Allen, 


14 




S. Arthur, 


20 




L. Curtz, 


35 




J. Haney, 


20 




G. Lechler, 


17 


50 


N. Davis &Co.,. 


45 




J. Goff, 


17j50 


S. Vincent, 


7 5<» 


E. Story, 


7 


50 


L. Coats, 


7 


50 


W. H. Gesner, . . 


20 




J. R, Campbell,. 


15 




G. Comley, 


18 




J. Lindsav, 


10 




D. Dilks, 


17 




C. Williams, .... 


60 




S. Denyer, 


15 




J. Z. Collins, . . . 


35 




J. Gorman, 


10 




J. Jones, 


25 




H. Roth, 


10 




J. Crow, 


65 




J. Mountain, . . . 


6 




J. G. Kelly 


22 50 


J. Sherman, . 


52 50 


H. Keyser, 


12! 


J. Lawrence, . . . 


17 50 


J. W r agner, 


45 




S. McKeever, ... 


20 




J. Atherty, 


40 




P. Fritz, 


15 




R. E. Syfert,.... 


10 




M. Gaubert, 


20 





Carried forward, '24851^0 



138 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 
Feb. 11, 

12, 
13, 
14, 



15, 

16, 

21, 

23, 

27, 

Mar. 1, 



11 

12 

18 
21, 
22 
25 

28, 

29, 

Apr. 1, 

4 



9 

18, 

27, 

May 4, 

13, 

14, 

20, 

June 1, 

3, 

5, 

14, 

19, 

July 1, 



Brought forw'd, 

S. & Smith, 

G.Glut, 

S. Foot, 

E. Smith, 

M. Boraef, 

J. Abbott, 

W. B. Morrell,.. 

J. Bechtold, 

P. Buchanan,. . . 

S. Kunner, 

W. C. Adams, . . 

H. Lyons, 

W. Shriver, 

M. M'Donald, . . . 

E. Dunfee, 

A. Darras, 

M. Huston, 

M. Simpson, 

J. Fleury, 

G. Weakerly, . . . 
J. G. Keyser, . . . 

S. Kunkle, 

J. Dempsey,. . . . 
G. W. Wonder,. 
M. Fleming,.. .. 
E. Summers, . . . 
J. P. Hartman,. 

L. Ryan, 

A. Carty, 

H. Fite, 

W. Keekline, . . . 
A. Lawrence, . . . 

J. Mayer, 

M. Huston, 

E. Allen, 

M. Snyder, 

Atherley & Co.,. 

J. Maris, 

R. Hess & Co.,.. 
J. Slonaker, 
M. Cromley, 

C. Gauss, 

A. Cohen, 

E. Tomlinson, . . 

D. Taylor, 

E.Story, 

M. Mooney, 

S. Creeley, 

J. Tyndale, 

P. Osterholt, 

H. Rutter, 



Dolls. C.\ 1850. 
2485100 

15 July 15, 

17 50 



Carried forward, 25864 25 



10 

80 

15 

22 50^ 

45 

10 

35 

30 

15 

17 

30 

10 

15 

2<) 

7 

17 
47 
52 
17 
52 
60 

6 
15 
35 
17 
17 
17 
17 
17 
17 
15 
26 
12 
38 
12 
20 

7 

12 
10 

3 

3 



50: 



50j 



ro 



3 75 

3 75 

3 75 

12 

75 

75 
75 



16, 
17, 



22, 



23 



24, 



25, 



20. 



Carried forw'd, 27404|75 



\Dolls. C. 
Brought forw'd, 125864 25 
W. Dehaven, .... 

J. Earle, 

J. McGaughey, . . 

P. Jacobs, 

M. Watson, 

J. M. Fuller, . . . 

M. Deals, 

S. Robeson, 

E.Allen, 

H. Yeager, 

M. Louden, 

C. Meredith,.... 
J. Barnstetter, . . 
H. Goff, Jr.,..., 

M. Carnes, 

II. & Roseman,, 
E. Kurtz, 

B. M'Gowen, ... 
M. Noland, .... 

D. W. Neff, 

P. Lowry, 

Ditto, 

W. Wartman, . , 

J. Wortz, 

G. Woelpper, . . , 

L. Shuster, 

S. Grear, 

W. Balser, 

J. Reese, 

H. Roth 

H. L. Warner, . . 
M.Clifford, 

E. McCaffrey, . . 

G. Dehaven, 

N. Beard, 

G. Wallace, .... 
J. A.Wallace,.. 

Ditto, 

G. Wallace, .... 
J. A. Wallace, . . 

C. P. Bower,.... 

N. Shively, 

A. Hight, 

S. Arthur, 

R. C.Turner,... 
J. Jones, 

Ditto, 

C. Husler, 

J. Wackerly, . . . 
C. Wartman, . . . 
C. Stark, 



of the Common Council. 



139 



1850. 
July 26, 



27. 



29, 



DolU.lCS 1850. 
2740475 

191 JJuly29, 

42 50; 

20 

4750; 

25 

30 

25 

2(» 

20 

20 

25 

35 



20 
20 
45 
20 
20 
30 
80 
150 
60 



Brought forw'd, 

M. Faunce, 

S. Bates, 

M. Goodwin, 

F. Amos, 

J. Gilmore, 

J. Peterson, 

J. M'Gonagle, . . 
L. Lex, 

A. Wartman,. . . 

S. Engle, 

J. Adams, 

J. Logan, 

J. II. Lippincott 

&Co., 

B. & Kay, 

G. Rittenhouse,. . 
P. S.Rittenhouse, 

A. Poole, 

J. Haney, 

J. D. Simkins,. . 
E. Partridge, . . . 
J. Spencer 

E. Faunce, 

J. Cooper, 

H. Leese, 

W. Dehaven, . . . 

F. B.Smith,.... 

C.Merkle, 

H. & Hoy, 

H. & Merkle, . . . 

F. Farker, 

R. Mervine, 

B. Yeager, 

M. Sowers, 

T. Thorney, 

S. Grace, 

C. Rummel, 

J.Willbank,.... 
J. Atherty & Co., 
J. Robeson & Co.. 

C. Sloan, 

J. Hollingshead 

&Co., 

A. Hinkle, 

J. Sheppard, 

P. Lowry, Jr., . . 

J. & Kay, 

T. Bushlag, 

G. Bushlag, 

W. J. & H. II. 

Bate, 



Carried forw'd, 29174 25 



• 25 

60 

25 

15 

20 

25 

25 | 

25' 

17 50[ 

20; 

20 

20 
20 
30 
45 
330 
25 
20 

25 
40 
20 
40 
25 
20 
25 

25 



31, 



Brought forw'd 
C. Anderson, . . . 

S. Creeley, 

E. Jacobs, 

II. Akroyd, 

J. Carney, 

L. Myers, 

C. Scbneck, 

C. Harper, 

T. C. Newell, . . 
G.Wallace,.... 
E. Wenchell, . . 
H. Osterholdt, . 
J. A. Housman, 
E. M'Gonagle, . 
A. Alberger, 

C. Peiffer, 

A. "Wilmerton,. 

M. Smith, 

M. Nightlinger, 

W. Shriver, 

M. Burrough, . . 
S. & Browning, 
S. Doughton, . . 

D. Doughton,. . 
M. B. Hamell, . 
H. & Sloan, . . . 

P. Jones, 

J. Swope, 

R. & Clopin,. . . 
J. S. Hurley, . . 

E. Bornman, . . 
J. Hay, Sen. . . 
W.McCulla,... 

E. Amos, 

H. Hay, 

D. Witham, . . . 
N. Rummell, . . 

D. Paul, 

G. Lechler, 

A. Young, .... 
A. Young, .... 
J. Sheppard, . . . 

J. Fow, 

J. Peplow, .... 
J. O. Glover,... 
J. Dickhart, . . . 
A. H. Gross, . . . 

M. Roth, 

J. Stear, 

R. E. Seyfort, . 
J. Abbott, 



Jjol/s. 


C. 


29174 25 


20 


7 50 


20 




75 




35 




20 




20 




20 




25 




45 




15 




35 




17 


50 


20 




30 




40 




20 




45 




20 




40 




20 




25 




20 




25 




25 




20 




20 




20 




25 




20 




60 




20 




20 




20 




20 




20 




10 




185 




17 


50 


17 


50 


I 7 


50 


20 




42 


50 


35 




25 




60 




65 




110 




60 




27 


50 


15 




30821 


75 



140 



Appendix to the Journal 



\Dolls:C.\ 1850. 

3082175 



50; 



50 



1850. | 

I Brought forw'd. 
July 31, C. Fluniback, . . . 

i C. Cody, 

C. Piper, 

G. Schneck, 

G. Purdey, 

R. Busby & Co., 

G. & Jones, . . . 

G. Severn, 

J. Trout, 

E. Drum, 

W.Kuckline... 

C. Trout, 

T. Morris, 

J. Hay, Jr., . . . 

A. H. Paul, . . . 

D.B. Paul,.... 

G. G. Louden- 
slager, 

Wm. Warner, . . 

J. Haines, 

A. Lechler, 

A. H. Paul, .... 

J. Hutchinson, . . 

S. Pryor, 

N. B. Jones, 

G. Boyer, 

A. Shively, 

J. G. Kelly, .... 

G. Snyder, 

G. Woelpper, . . . 

J. Grace, 

J. P. Lutz, 

C. Houser, 

A. Garvin, 

M. Goff, 

W. Warner, 

Aug. 1, H. Yeager, 

E. Louderback, 

W. B. Trout, . . . 

W. L.Hahn,.... 

M. Beard, 

J. Gorman, . ... .-. 

J. Lowry, 

S.King, 

C. Grear, 

J. Hatch, 

W. Richmond,. . 

E. Wartman, . . . 

W. Tippenhover, 

C. Wilkins, 

J. Loudenslager, 

Carried forw'd, 3 



52 
20 
15 
20 
20 
20 
20 
25 
65 
30 
52 
20 
15 
17 
20 
10 

20 
20 
35 
35 
40 
20 
15 
20 
27 
25 
22 
20 
170 
65 
35 
50 
15 
35 
65 
47 
37 
65 
20 
35 
10 
25 
25 
25 
25 
25 
90 
35 
35 
25 



50 Aug. 1. 



50; 



50; 





\Dolh. 


|ff. 


Brought forw'd 


! 32504 


25 


H. Osterholt, .. 


35 




F. Feichner, 


90 




E.Baker, 


20 




J. Wackerly, . . . 


42 


50 


L. Gross, 


35 




Ditto, 


65 




C. Boraef, 


75 




D. AVoelpper,. . . 


90 




D. Hamm, 


60 




H. Boraff, 


115 




T. Schneck, 


35 




J. Hartman,. . . . 


35 




W. B. Morrell,.. 


22 


50 


M. Fisler, 


15 




A. Lukens, 


20 




J. II . Myers, . . . 


15 




L. Parker, 


30 




G. Fow, 


90 




M. Huston, 


20 




F. Osterholdt,... 


17 


50 


J. Bogler, Sen.,. 


35 




W. Jacobs, 


35 




J. Nonnemaker, • 


35 




D. Calhoun, . . . 


17 


50 


P. Osterholdt,... 


17 


50 


J. Osterholdt,... 


17 


50 


J. F. Warner, . . . 


90 




R. M. Arthur, . . 


15 




J. Reese, 


20 




W. Reese, 


10 




G. Reese, 


17 


50 


H. Yeager, 


30 




G. Miller, 


45 




C. Devling, .... 


15 




A. Langerbelt, • . 


15 




G. Tripner, 


100 




J. F. Warner, . . . 


25 




W. Goff, 


17 


50 


W. Mervine, 


17 


50 


Atherly & Co.,.. 


9 




M. Keyser, 


20 




E. Wheelhouse,. 


15 




E. Elliott, 


35 




J. Liebfried, 


35 




J. Lake, 


30 




C. Gross, 


85 




W. M. Hope, . . . 


25 




J. H. Haines,. . . 


20 




C. Whiley, 


10 




J. Kain, 


65 




T.Paul, 


3d 




Carriedlbrw'd, 


34390 


75 



of the Common Council. 



141 



1850. 
Aug. 3, 



7, 



8, 
9, 

10, 

12, 



13, 
14, 



15, 



Brought forw'd, 
G. Williams,.... 

J. Strock, 

M. Gideon, 

H. Durnell, 

M. Sausman, . . . 

S. Kelly, 

G. Gauss, 

J. Myers, 

L. Fow, 

A. Cartey, 

A. Kacker, 

S. A. Kacker, . . 

J. Kacker, 

J. Lawrence, 

M. Tooney, 

G. Miller, 

A. Hight, 

J. Crow, 

J. Leeds, 

E. Crossman, 

J. Drum, 

G. Gleet, 

E. Roxbury, 

0. Harman, 

J. F. AVarner, . . 

A. Hays, 

B. & Walters, . . . 

M. Benner, 

G.W. Wonder,.. 

S. Runner, 

M. Boraeff, 

E. Summers, . . . 

J. Kemple, 

A. S. Davis, 

J. Cook, 

C. Goodwin, 

C. Sheppard, 



Dolls. 


a 


1850. 


34390 


75 


Aug.15, 


60 






30 






35 






15 






17 


50 




30 




16, 


20 




17, 


17 


50 




17 


50 


19, 


17 


50 




35 




21, 


20 




23, 


75 




26, 


17 


50 


27, 


10 






35 




29, 


60 




30, 


65 




Sep. 2, 


20 






7 


50 




60 




5, 


17 


50 


6, 


6 


50 


11, 


35 




16, 


17 


50 




17 


50 


30, 


35 






20 




Oct. 1, 


60 




11, 


35 






80 




14, 


15 




18, 


17 


50 


Nov. 4, 


35 




14, 


10 




Dec. 4, 


20 




16, 


20 




23, 


35497 


25 





Carried forward 

E. Summery, 
D. Casey, .... 
II. Wackerly, 
M. Townsend, 
J. A. Davis, . 
M. Dickhart, 
J. G. Keyser, 
R. Rutter, . . . 
Jos. Shuman, 
H. Cope,.... 
J. Dempsey, . 
A. Seeley, . . . 
C.Collins,... 
S. Shear,.... 
L. Ryers, .... 
M. Huston,. . 
M. Storv, . . . 
G. Wackerly, 

D. Housman, 
W. J. Shriver 
A. Gideon, . . 
S. Kunkle, . . 
W. B. Morrell 
P. Taylor, . 
J. G. Busswing 
W. Menses, . 
J. Peplow, . . 
George Lex, . 
John Myers,. 
Henry Fite, . 

F. Fleury,... 
Henry Rutter 
C. Ritner, . . . 

E. F. Degoy,. 
Wm. Warner, 
John Borden, 
J. Eicholter, . 



Dolls. \C 
35497 25 

20 

20 

35 

15 

15 

35 

52 50 

17 50 

52 50 

16 

52 50 

201 
9 
7 50 

17 50 

15 
7 50 

47 50 

25 j 

17 50 

17 50 

17 50 
6 25 

17 50 

13 

17 50 

12 50 

121 

12 

1750 

12| 

17 50 
3 75 
6 50 
2 50 
184 
li75 



36718,84 



Philadelphia, December 31, 1850. 

JOHN DIEHL, Commissioner of City Property, 



iy 



142 



Appendix to the Journal 



Receipts by the City Clerk for Permits for placing Building Materials, 
from January 1st, 1850, to December 31st, 1851. 



1850. 




Dolls. 


C.i 1850. 


Dolls. C. 






I 






Brought forw'd 


42 00 


Feb. 25, Geo. C 


1 


30 


Feb. 28, 


J. Buist, 






1 


Ditto, 




| 


Mar. 1, 


J. C. Cresson, . . 
J. Wilson, 








E. W. Farquhar, 






B. B. Stimble, . . 








T. B. Patterson,. 








D. S. Paul, 








S. & Phillips,... 








J. Bartlett, 








J. Harding, 








S. Fogg:, 






2, 


J. Brooke, 

P. Hudson, 








Henry Little, . . . 






I. Ballangec, . . . 








J. Bilbrough,. . . 








Wm. Eyre, 

J.V.Stokes,.... 








Ditto, 








B. & Allison, . . . 






W. & Fletcher,.. 








Ditto, 








Jno. Rice, 








N. Smedley, 








Ditto, 






4, 


J. Buist, 








H. De Haven, . . . 








J. Senneff, 








W. Davis, 






5, 


G. L. Sharpe, . . . 








T. U. Walter, . . . 






6, 


Wm. Smith, 






26, E 








J. Carnes, 








C. A. Rubicarn, . 






7, 


W. S. Williamson 








B. & Embley,... 








Kolp & Grear, . . 








J. H. White,.... 








E. A. Parker,... 








J. McGilligan, . . 






9, 


J. Martin, 








J. D. Furness, . . 








J. & Dixon, 








M. R. Levring, . 








T. & Giause, .... 






27, 


D. L.Smith,.... 
G. W. Doane, . . . 
J. A. Gendell, . . 

Ditto, 

T. B.Patterson,. 

Ditto, 

T. & Giause, 

Ditto, 






11, 


W. C. Hancock,. 
J. W. Colladav,. 

Ditto, 

Ditto, 

D. McMullin, . . . 

T. Stewart, 

S. K. Bye, 

W. S.Forsyth,.. 




\ 


28 


J. D. Jones, 








T. J. Willitts, . . 






i 


Ditto, 

K. &Hudder,... 

Ditto, 

J. M. Shaw, 
L. De la Cuesta,. 
M. Errickson, . . . 
J. M. Eastwick, . 
J. Buist, 

Ditto, 


1 




12, 

\ 


J. B. Vanosten, . 
Walter Heugh,. . 
S. B. Fullerton, . 
D. H. Flickwir, . 
J. M. Stewart, . . 
Wm. Ettinger,.. 

J. Notman, 

N. Tack, 

J. Cunningham, 

Carried forw'd, 








Carried forward, 


i 42 


01 


84 


0( 



of the Common Council. 



143 



1850. 


\ Dolls. 


C> 1850. 


1 


Dolls. 


C. 




Brought forw'd, 84 


oc 




Brought forw'd, 


|0'i 


wo 


Mar. 13 


G. C. Thompson, 1 




Mar. 28 


Hugh .ill 


i 






W. A. Story, . . . 






2 f J, 


T. & Freeman,. . 


i 






E. Kelly, 








G. R. J 1 arinsted, 


i 






R. Thompson, . . 








J. A. Gendell, . . 


i 






T. Maloney, . 






5 


J. II. Sprague,. . 


i 






C. 11. Kirk, .... 






30, 


I. Ballanger, . . . 


i 






N. & Richardson, 






[April 1, 


G. R. Creely, ... 


i 






S. Benedict, .... 








Ditto, 


i 






J. A. Cochran,. . 






| 


C. W. Clement, . 


i 




14, 


J.M.Green,.... 
Win. Tussey, . . . 






2, 


Ellwood Haines,. 
W. C. Chapman, 


i 
i 






Ditto, 






3, 


Felix Fisler, .... 
W. Auble, 


i 
i 




15, 


J. A. Gendell, . . 






R. Armstrong,. . 








W. Brown, 


i 




16, 


W. H. & N. N. 
Ellis 






I 


J. M. Stewart,. . 

J. Copeland, 

Hiram Miller, . . 


i 

i 

i 






Wm. Moroney.. . 






C. F. Sauter,..'.. 








G. R. Greeley, . . 


i 






C. Weldin, 








J.T.Jones, 


i 




18, 


A. Masson, 

Wm. Ridings, . . 








J. Marshall, 

G. Connell, 


i 
i 






P.H. Klohse,... 






4, 


Wm. II. Dale, . . 


i 






Wm. Johns, 






5, 


W. 11. French,.. 


i 






J. Gilbert, Jr.,.. 








N. Smedle^, 


i 






J. Gilbert, 






6, 


T. Williams, Jr., 








Wm. Ettinger,.. 








&Co., 


i 




20, 


J. M. Taylor, . . . 

J. Northrop, . 

J. W. Grew,.... 
Wm. Waters, . . . 






8, 


S. Maull, 

F. Myers, 

J. Moore, 

Allen Cuthbert,. 


i 
i 
i 

i 




21, 


A. & Rennef, . . . 








R. Dawson, 


i 






I. Vanhorn, .... 




- 


9, 


T. Chipman, 


r 




Hugh Blake, .... 








W.Cowperthwait 


i 




J. W. Colladay,. 








W. J. Richards, 


i 




B. H. Yarnal, . . . 






J. Godley, 


i 




E. S. McGlue, . . 








Ditto, 


i 


22, 


0. & C. Shoe- 
maker, 

Edm. Wetherby, 








Wm. Eyre, 

W. Tussey, 

J. D. Jones, .... 


i 
i 
i 




J. Bullock, 






10, 


F. Mcllvain, 


j 




W. Ettinger,.... 








M. Ilenesey, 


i 




23, 


C. Meagher, .... 






11, 


W. J. Andrews,. 


i 




25, 


W. H. Moore, . . 
Z. Dobbins, . 




1 




Wm. Eyre, 

G. Chandler, 


i 
i 




26, 


Wm. Ettinger,.. 
Joshua Tevis, . . . 






12, 


A Mott, 

E. Wetherby,. . . 


i 

i 






J. S. Walter, . . . 






13, 


W. McMullen,.. 


i 






T. M. Castleton, . 






15, 


P. Sexton, 


i 




27, 


T. B. Kemble, . 
W. McKinney,. . 








S. Fernberger, . . 
J. McClane, .... 


i 

i 






Aaron Doan, . . . 
Carried forw'd, 


1 




C. C. French, . . . 
Carried forw'd, 


i 






133,< 


30 


183 


30 



144 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 




Dolls. a\ 


1850. 


Bolls. 


C. 




Brought forw'd, 


183 00J 




Brought forw'd, 


232 00 


Apr. 16, 


J. Northrop, 


s 


May 3 


Wm, Boyle, 








J. Davis, 




J. M'Gill, 






17, 


J.R.Bell, 

J. Browne, 




6, 


G. H. Burgin,. . . 
T. King, 






18, J. & P. C. Gibbs, 


I 




J. Buist, 






j J. Rice, 




7, 


J.Wilson, 






1 J. W. Colladay,. 


1 




J. Mc Arthur, . .. 






19, J. Spielman,. . . . 


■M 




G. R. Creeley, . . 






1 M. Anclress, 






Ditto, 






20, C.Larker, 


1 


8, 


N. Smedley, 








J. D. Furness, .. 


1 


9, 


J.Martin, 








W. F. Wilson,.. 


1 




J. II. Medara, . . 






22, 


A. Alcorn, 

J. Abbott, 


Ji 


10, 


J. R. Taylor, . . . 
P. Heaney, 






23, 


W. E.Foster,... 
J. A. Wallace, . . 
M. Errickson,... 

J. Callan, 

N. & Richardson, 

Ditto, 

S. Fogg, 


1 

1 


11, 
13, 


J. Tevis, 

H.J. Denckla,.. 

E. Story, 

M. Baldorston,. . 
D. Winebrener, . 
J. Bolt 








W. P. Cowell, . . 






B. & Allison 








C. Faurest, 








W. Powers, 






14, 


E. & Warner, . . . 






24, P. Comber, 








W. S. Carr, .... 






26, 


W. Cowperthwait 
W. H.French,.. 

J. Rice, 

J. Rice, 

J. Rice, 

J. R. Taylor, . . . 






15, 

16, 


C. Lippincott . . 

A. Doan, 

L. & Register, . . 
W.T. Forsyth,.. 

E. Brown, 

Mark Balderston, 






29, 


J. B. Lawrence,. 






17, 


S. D. Proutzel,.. 








R. Shields, 

M. Hagan, 

E. S. McGlue, . . 








T. P. Ridgway, . 
Ditto, 








II. Pascoe, 




30, J. Notinan, 






20, 


W. Harper, Jr.,. 








A. Doan, 








L. Rodgers, .... 








M. McCauley, . . 








C. Stines, 








E. W. Venning,. 








J. T. Thorn, .... 






May 1, ' S. & Phillips, ... 








E. W. Venning,. 






Ditto, 






21, 


W. H. & H. Ellis, 








C. L. Keen, .... 








A. Thompson, . . 








T. B. Smith, ... 






22, 


C. Scattergood, . . 








C. & Pearce, . . . . 






23, 


M. Balderston,.. 






2, 


M. & xVfflick, . . . 

C.Bird, 

L. B. Stokes, . . . 


|| 




J. McClure, .... 
J. Rice, 








S. & Phillips,... 






J. T. Biles, 


1 


24, 


Wm. Smith, 






3, 


C. A. Rubicam, . 
B. & Yearsley, . . 
G.Robinson,. . . . 

D. Whiteman, . . 

Carried forw'd, 






25, 


J. Allen & Son,. 
J. & P. C. Gibbs, 

C. White, 

W. & Davis, .... 

Carried forw'd, 








232 


00 


283 00 



of the Common Council. 



145 



1850. 




Dolls: C. 


1850. 


Boiis. a 




Brought forw'd. 


283 00 




Brought forw'd, 


334 00 


May 27, 


P. & Roe, 


11 


Jun. 12, 


J. D. Jones, 






N. Ost 






13, 


T. Miller, 


■ 1 


28, 


D. Cramer, 

R. Green, 

G. J. Burkhard,. 
J.H.White,.... 








E. Wetherby,... 
S. M.Green,.... 
J. Orr, 






S. & Phillips,... 




29, 


A. Doan, 








R. Betts, 




30, 


J. Woodside, 

N.W.Ellis,.... 






15, 


J. D. Jones, 

S. Kirkpatrick, . 


* 


31, 


T. Maule, 

R. Mcllvaine,. . . 

T.Gibson, 

J. Creighton, . . . 






17, 


J. Wright, 

E. Y. Farquhar, . 
J. B. Mangee, . . 
J. C. Metcalfe, . . 


1 
l\ 

1 


June 1, 


G. & Young,. . . . 






18, 


S. Price, 






S. Price, 








J. Allen, 








N. & Richardson, 








T. H. Paschall, . 








J. McArthur, . . . 






19, 


Hugh Kinley, . . 






3, 


G. Chandler,.... 
G. II. Barbier,.. 






20, 
21, 


J. Denegre, 

P. R. Hoopes, . . . 






4, 


M. Henezey, 

J. D. Jones, 

Ditto, 

E. Jones, 

C. A. Rubicam,. 
J. A. Ambruster, 
G.W.Walker,.. 






22, 


J. A. Shaw, .... 

W. Ballenger, . . 
W. & N. H. Ellis, 

J. Allen, 

L. B. Stokes, . . . 
J. D. Furness, . . 
W. C. Kernan,.. 






5, 


N. Gordon, 

E. Wetherby, ... 
W. P. Carrell, . . 
J. R. Flanigen,. . 

N. Smedley, 

J. Heugh, 






24, 
25, 


S. Caldwell, .... 
D. R. Knight, . . 

G. S. Polis, 

G. II. Barbier,. . 

D. Frowert, 

G. Sill, 






6, 


W.& D.Bacon,. 

P. & Roe, 

J. & Allen, 

J. H. Magee, . . . 






26, 


E. McGarvey, . .. 
S. B. Fullerton, . 
T.U.Walter,... 
J. F. Davis, .... 






7, 


S. Wagner, 

J. A. Rolin,.... 
J. R. Taylor, . . . 






27, 


S. Braddock, . . . 

J. K. Jester, 

G. Duhring & 






8, 


G.Doll, 

H. Schmoele, . . . 








Son, 








J. D. Jones, 




10, 


C. Clothier, 

C.McBride, .... 

J. Feinour, 

T. H. Carlton, . . 
C. & C. Shoe- 






28, 


T. Mahaney, 

J. Mahaney, . 

A. Doan, 

T. B. Patterson, . 
Jos. Maples, 








maker, 


1 




J. W. Eastwick, . 








J. Edelman 






July 1, 


J. McCarthy,... 






12, 


M. E. Afflick, . . . 
W. W. Knight,. 
J. McClure, 

Carried forw'd, 






2, 


C. A. Rubicam, . 

G. Schafer, 

W. Chapman,. ... 

Carried forw'd, 








334 


DO 


384 


00 



146 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 




Dolls. 


C.\ 1850. 




Dolls. 


\c. 




Brought forw'd, 


384 


00 


Brought forw'd, 


435 


(JO 


July 2, 


N. & Richardson, 
D. II. Flickwir, . 


1 

1 


jJuly 22, 


J. Bilbrough, . . . 
L. & Fisher 






3, 


R. M.Hudson,.. 


1 


23, 


R. Brown, 






5, 


S. D. Prentzel,.. 


1 




G. Hahn, 






ft 


W. H.Cook,.... 


1 




N. & Richardson, 








C.Higbee 


1 


24, 


J. Beekman, 








W. S. Richards, . 


1 




T.S. Matchell... 








D. Porter, 


1 




W. Barnes, 








R. A. Govett,... 


1 




J. McClure, 








M. Binns, 


1 


• 25, 


J. Lindsay, 






9, 


T. Miller, 


1 




W. C.Foster,... 








J. Delany, 


1 


26, 


W. Clark, 








J. Hall, 


1 




W. H. & T. Wil- 








G. W. Edwards, . 


1 




son, 






[10, 


A. Masson, 

G. Chandler, 


1 

1 




J. McCrea, 

J. McClure, 






11, 


R. Murgatroyd,. 


1 




J. Denegre, 








P. B. O'Neill,... 


1 


27, 


G. Hirst, 






12, 


T. Singleton, 


1 




B. E. Chamberlin 






15, 


W. Barnes, 

R. Leonard, .... 
W. Lanning, . . . 
P. Stackhouse,. . 


1 
1 
1 
1 


J 


J. J. Furness, . . . 
T. 11. Carlton,.. 

R. Brown, 

J. Evans, 








C. A. Gillespie, . 


1 


29, 


W. Vautier, .... 








T. Quigg, 


1 




M. McGonegal. . 








Ditto, 


1 




A. McCarty, 








A. Cuthbert, 


1 


| 


J. J. Davis, .... 






16, 


A. Braden, 


1 


31, 


W. Eyre, 








J. & P. C. Gibbs, 


1 


Aug. 2, 


L. B. Stokes, . . . 








R. Wright, 


1 




F. A. Vandyke, . 








T.U.Walter,... 


1 


3, 


C. Robb, 








W. Forbes, 


1 




J. Kennedy, 








W. Bosbyshell Jr 


1 


5, 


E. S. McGlue, . . 








M. McCloskey, . . 


1 


c, 


F. S. Haas, 






17, 


T. Duncan, 

F. Ash, 

N. Heugh, 


1 
1 
1 


j 


W. Cale, 

A. II. Shoemaker 
II. Schell, 






18, 


J. Johnston, 

B. B. Stimble, .. 

M. Morris, 

E. Comly, 


1 

1 
1 
1 


j 


C. & Farson, 

Ditto, 

A. Armstrong,. . 
P. Combes, 








J. M c Arthur, . .. 


1 


7, 


L. & Haines, . . . 








C. Brock, 


1 




J. R. Hoopes, . . . 






10, 


W.Cowperthwait 


1 




J. Kelly, 








A. Teddy, 


1 


8, 


E. B. Leeds, 




1 


20, 


W. Wilson, 

Ezra Rose, 


1 
1 




T. F. Scattergood 
J. Ketcham, . — 




1 




II. Carlin, 


1 


9, 


J. W. Howard,.. 








M. Ehret, 


1 


10, 


T. Moore, 






22, 


M. Binns, 


1 


1 12 ' 


J. F. Zell, 








J. Bilbrough, . . . 
Carried forw'd, 


1 




G. & Young, 

Carried forw'd, 








435 


ooi 


486 00 



of the Common Council. 



147 



1850. 


Dolls hC. 


1S5U. 


Dolls. C. 




Brought forw'd, 


486.00 




Brought forw'd, 


535 00 


Au. 12, 


M. Balderston,. . 


1 


Au. 31, 


S. & C. Haines,. 






13, 


W. P. Coryell, . . 
M. Lawrence, . . . 
M. McManos,... 

N.& Richardson, 


| 


Sep. 3, 
4, 


W.S. Ui.-hards,. 

W. Weisen, 

W. T. Forsyth,.. 
P. Field, 






14, 


W. & Davis, .... 
W. S.Richards,. 


\\ 




J. McAllister, .. 
F. McStocker, . . . 








C. Diedrick, 


1 


5, 


T. B. Hazzard,.. 


1 




15, 


E. Y. Farquhar,. 
B. & Embley, . . . 
T. Hoodless, .... 


1 




J. Nichols, 

S. & Phillips,... 
J. Crawford, 






16, 


J. Ogilby, 






E. Hopper, 






17, 


R. Loonoy, 

W. Winter 

P. & Roe, 


1 


6, 

7, 


H. S. Bockius, .. 

T. Dugan, 

R. J. Foulon, . . . 






19, 


C. & Pierce, .... 
K. & Hudders,. . 

J. Knight, 

J. Calahan, 


1 


9, 


J. & Stewart, . . . 
N. & Richardson, 
E. J. Gorham, . . 
J. R,. Taylor, . . . 






20, 


J. B. W. Hamil- 
ton, 


J 


10 


J. R. Freese, . 






21, 


E. Wetherby,... 
T. Socklessay, . . 

T. Mulvain, 

J. McArthur, . . . 

Ditto, 

J. A. Gendell,... 
Wm. Smith, 


M 


11, 

14, 
16, 


S.Rain, 

M. Andress, 

D. &A. H.Baily, 

S. & Phillips,... 

G. Prommer, 

D. C. Mullin,... 
J. Rutherford, Sr. 






22, 


N. Gates, 


l 




J. Chandler,. . . . 






23, 


C. A. Rubicam, . 


i< 




A. & Flinton,... 






24, 


T. G.O.Horn, Jr. 
M. & B. Wil- 

Joughby, 

J. Allen & Son,. 


}j 


17, 

18, 


J. D. Jones, 

A. Torry, 

M. Errickson, . . 
0. M Tyson, ... 






26, 


L. David, 

G. Robinson, . . . 

M. Henezey, 

C. Johnson, 

N. & Richardson, 


J 


19, 


R. A. Govett, . . . 
W. Ballenger, . . 
H. Schmoele, . . . 
J.T.Allen, .... 
J. W. Colladay, . 






27, 


T. McCallum, .. 

J. Godley, 

D. Miller, 


}\ 
l 


23, 


J. S. Edwards,.. 

G. S. Polis, 

B. & Allison,. . . 






28, 


W. Moroney, . . . 






J. Carney, 






29, 


G. Allen 

E. Shatton, 

E. & Warner,... 
1. Ballangee, . . . 


i 


24, 
25, 


H. D. Caldwell.. 
D. & A. H. Baily, 
R. A. Govett, . . . 
A. McElroy, 






30, 


E. B. Leeds,.... 


j.( 




B. & Embley,... 






31, 


J. Gibson, 

J. Notman, 


i 
i 




E. Evans, 

Wm. Eyre, 






^ 


G. H. Burgen,. . 
Carried forw'd, 


2 




F. W. Headman, 
Carried forward, 








535 '00 


586 


00 



148 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 




Dolls, a 


1850. 


Dolls. \ a 




Brought forw'd, 


586 00 




Brought forw'd, 


634 00 


Sep. 26, 


C. B Cooper, . . . 

R. Brown, 

J. Vandyke, 






Oct. 18, 


A. & Clinton, . . 
M. Binns, 

W. G. Calver,... 






27, 


J. L. Dimton, . . . 

J. Martin, 

J. & G. A. Buil- 
der, 






19, 
21, 


J. McCall, 

J. Hansell, 

E. H. Bonsall, . . 
J. Buist, 

J. M. Stewart,.. 






28, 


G. Chandler,.... 






A. Braden, 








R. C. Martin, . . . 






30, 


J. Lewis, 

M. A. Kellinger, 
P.Kelly, 






22, 


L. Bleuit 

J. Brock, 

W. Ettinger, 






Oct. 1, 


T. O'Hara, 

D. Sayers, 






23, 


W. Faber, 

M. R. Levering,. 






2, 


J. Henderson, . . 

D. Walton, 

E. Hopper, 

S. B. Fullerton, . 
W. C. Kernan,.. 






25, 


J. C. Lehman,. . 
C. & C. Shoe- 
maker, 

A. Cuthbert, 

P. C. M'Entee,.. 








L. B. Stokes, . . . 


1 


31, 


J. Ballangee, . . . 






3, 


W. Brings, 

Colton, Code & 
Co , 






Nov. 2, 
4, 


P. Ticknor, 

E. Hatch, 

P. F. Fontange, . 
R. S. Fowler,... 








J. Lloyd, 




4, 


N. Smedley, 

Ditto, 

Ditto, 

Wra. Perry, 

J. Van Horn, . . . 

E. B. Leeds, 






5, 
6, 


J. Allen, 

W. Brown, 

P. Stackhouse, . . 
J. & Warner, . . . 
A. B. Cooley,... 
E. Davis, 






5, 


B. Shepherd, . . . 
E. B. Leeds, .... 






7, 
9, 


B. W. Knight,.. 
J. Esher 






7, 


C. L. Koen, 






11, 


W. II. French,.. 






9, 


E. Waddell, .... 

Gates, Baird & 

Hoxsie, 








J. Fair, 

N. & Richardson, 
D. Howard, 






11, 


B. & Embley, . . 
W. Brown, 








E. F. Witman,.. 
J. Mountain, . . . 






14, 


J. McGuire, 

\V. S. Richards,. 
S. Townsend, . . . 






13, 
15, 


W. W. Mathews, 

A. Shinn, 

J. Palmer, 






15, 


J. Bartlett, 






16, 


J. Ric^, 






16, 


M. Cahill, 






19, 


B. & Fowler, . . . 








L. B. Stokes, . . . 

S. Livezey, 

P. B. O'Neill,.. 
B. E. Hooven, . . 






20, 


P. & Roe, 

J. Good, 

M. Balderston, . . 
N. Le Brun, 






17, 


S. & Dowling, . . 
W. H. French,.. 
S. & Phillippe,.. 
S. Bonnell, 

Carried forw'd, 






21, 

25, 


J. Kelly, 

J. D. Furness, . . 

J. Neilis, 

M. Henezey, 

Carried forw'd, 








634 


00 


684 


00 



of the Common Council. 



149 



1850. 
Nov. 20, 

28, 
30, 



Brought forw'd. 

S. Fogg, .' 

Wm. Knight,... 
G. R. Creely, . . . 
J. W. Simes & 

Son, 

E. S. Jones, 

G. J. Ruddick,.. 
S. Simes, 

Carried forw'd, 



Dolls. 
684 


a 

00 


1850. 
Nov. 30, 
Dec. 4, 

6, 
9, 


691 


GO 



Brought forw'd, 
K. & Fox, 
G. Greble, 
G. Ffrommer 
P. & Roe, . . 
C. Man drey, 
G.Allen,... 
W. H. Morgan, 



Dolls. 
69] 



698 00 



20 



150 



Appendix to the Journal 



Receipts by the City Clerk for Entries of Hackney Coaches, Omnibuses, 
Cabs, Furniture Wagons, Carts, Drays, Wheelbarrows and Hand 
Carts, from January 1st, 1850, to December 2>lst, 1850. 



1850. 



Jan. 



11, 
16, 
25,| 



Feb. 4, 



7, 

8, 

9, 

11, 

13, 

15, 

16, 
18, 

19, 

20, 
25, 
27, 
26, 



28, 

Mar. 4, 

7, 

11, 



12, 
14, 



15, 





Dolls. 


C '\ 


P. Dailey, 


1 


ooji 


G. Emery, Jr.,. . 


10 


| 


C.Ely, 


2 


\ 


T. H. Counsellor, 




50J 


W. Kelly, 


1 


j 


P.Carroll, 


1 


j 


P. Coyle, 


1 




M. Harly, 


2 




T. Martin, 




50 


A. McRae, 


2 


j 


Wm. Purely, .... 


1 


j 


R. B. Riddell, .. 


1 


j 


P. D. Lewis, 


1 


} 


M.Welsh, 




501 


S. Coling, 


1 


j 


J. Murphy, 


1 


\ 


C. Brayson, 


1 


\ 


H. S. Chew,.... 


2 


| 


R. B. Riddell, . . 


3 


| 


J. Harley, 




50* 


P. Hoffman,. . .. 


2 


\ 


S. Moore, 


1 


I 


C. Anderson, . . . 




50< ( 


P. Henderson,.. 




50^ 


Wm. Lee, 


1 


| 


M. M. Fillin, . . . 


1 


\ 


G. Cusack, 


1 




S. Coling, 


1 




J. Williams, 


2 




Eliza Perkins, . . 




501 


J. Carrick, 


4 




J. A. Gallagher, 


4 




J. Purnell, 




50* 


T. Townley, .... 


1 




J. Prifold, 


1 




A. Powers, 


1 




S. Ovenshine, . . . 


20 


| 


J. Williams, . . . . 




50j 


G. Long, 


1 




Wm. Lewis,. 


1 




D. Hunter, 


1 




J. Lister, 

Carried orw'd, 




50* 


79 


ooj 



22, 

23, 
26, 
27, 

28, 

29, 
30, 

April 1, 

2, 



10 



Brought forw'd 
Jno. Dillon, . . 
H. Herniker, . . 

B. Russell, . . . 
A. Dohertv, . . 
J. Gourley, . . . 
Abel Lukens, . 
Henry Mackay 
M. Sheridan, . . 
T. Harvey, . . . 
T. Johnson, . . 
A. Bowers, . . . 

E. Ovenshine,. 
T. Pounder, . . 
H. Carrigan, . 
Thos. Bell, . . . 

C. Middleton,. 
Luke Quann, . 
G. Willis,.... 
J. Barrett, . . . 

J. Stuard, 

H. Brown, . . . 
J. Adshead, . . 

J. Henry, 

Geo. Roberts,. 
W. L. Skillman 
C. Driscoll,... 

C. Hanck, .... 

S. Seeds, 

G. W. Smith,. 

F. Duffy, 

D. Wonderly, . 
W. O. Snyder, 

E. Ovenshine, 

J. Glenat, 

R. Peterson, . . 

T. Devan 

D. Falvey, 

P. Mc Anally,. 
W. L. Skillman 
J. F. Smith,.. 
T. Braithwaite 
D. Dougherty, 

Carried forw'd, 



Dolls. 1 C. 
79;0O 
50 
1 
1 
1 
1 
2 
1 
1 




of the Common Council. 



151 



1850. 




Dolls. Cs 1850. 


Dolls. 


c 




Brought forw'd 


547 50 




Brought forw'd 


! 940 


50 


Apr. 10 


P. McClay, 




51 


Apr.24, Wm. II. Murray, 




50 




B. McGorvan, . . . 




50 




J. J. Bullard, .. 




50 




T. Blunt, 


2 






D. Walton, 




50 




J. Buchanan,. . . 




50 


\ 


L. Derrickson,. . 




50 




J. Harris, 




50 


25, N. Mathews, 




5m 




L. R. Peters, . . . 


55 






T. Ilarman, 




50 




C. Clark, 


1 






J. Robinson, 




5(i 




M. Lawn, 


25 






S. Short 




5o 




J. Deveney, .... 


55 






C.Wilson, 




50 


11, 


N. McGee, 


1 




26, J. Hickman,. . . . 




50 




F. Croll, 




50 


J. Kithcart, 


1 






J. McNenny, . . . 


1 




27, D. Monaghan, . . 




50 




J. Peters, Jr. . . . 


80 






J. Brown, 




50 




H. Fitterman, . . 




50 




Pliram Freeman, 


1 






0. Stevens, 


65 




29, R. Johnson, 




50 


12, 


J. Rooney, 


5 






J. D. Halm, .... 


1 




13, 


J. Alspeck, 




50 




H Mathews, 




50 




A. Coling, 




50 




P. Jeffries, 


1 




15, 


J. Hutton, 


1 






R. Dukes, 




50 




W. Womeldorf, . 


1 






J. Tucker, 


1 






J. Law, 




50 




J. Gray, 




50 




J. Morris, 




50 




Jac. Murray 




50 




P. Ritmeyer, 


1 






B. Hogan, 




50 




J. Smith, 




50 




S. Coling, 




50 




P. Clark, 




50 




W. Sambo 




50 




T. Blackwell, . . . 


60 






J. Murray, 




50 




A. Polley, 


1 






W. Christopher,. 




50 


[16, 


J. Haslett, 




50 




D. Whittington, 




50 




S. Henry, 


. 


50 


30, 


Walter Scott,... 




50 




R. Wilson, 




50 




J. Johnston, 




50 




B. Jones, 


5 






M. Ricks 




50 




J. Fetters, 


5 






II. Johnson, . 




50 




E. Ovenshine, . .. 


10 






M. Ricks, 




50 


17, 


J. Best, 


1 






P. Laws, 




50 


18,! 


J. Painter, 


1 






L. W. Roberts,.. 




50 




Wra. Parle, .... 




50) 




Wm. Badger, . . . 


fl 




20, 


J. Miller, 




50| 




T. Brown, 




,50 




R. Miller, 




50 




B. Richardson,.. 




50 


22, 


J. Wagner, 


1 


\ 




P. J. Murphy, . . 




50 




T. J. Richardson, 




50 




J. Holley, 




50 




J. Parker, 




50 




J. Harrard, .... 




50 




E. Goldsmith, . . 


1 






L. Holley, 




50 




D. D. Fox, 




50 




J. Turner, 




50 


23, 


J. A. Green, 




30 




C. Hall 




50 




J. P. Sayre, 




50 




G. W.Henry,... 




50 




R. Roberts, 




50 




A. Levington,. . . 




50 




J. Gibbs, 


50| 




R. Hill, 




50 




T. Sullivan, .... 




30 




E. Quin, 




50 




Aaron Cole, 




50 




S.J. Decker,. . .. 




50 


24, 


J. M. Coling,... 




50 




J. Watts, 




50 




C. J. Carter, 


1 


| 




W.Hill, 


1 






Carried forw'd, 


940 


50 




Carried forw'd, ( 


970, 


50 



152 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 




Dolls. iC., 


1850. 




Dolls. \C. 




Brought forw'd, 


970 50 




Brought forw'd, 


1026 00 


Apr. 30, 


II. Carey, 




50 


May 6, 


J. Hooper 


1 






E. Sammons, . . . 


1 






F. Bryan, 




50 




T. Caldwell,.... 




50 




Hiliary Gideon,. 




50 




T. L. Williams, . 




•30 




J. Burton, 




50 




E. Watts, 


1 






J. Sullivan, 




50 


May 1, 


M. Gillegan, 


1 




7, 


J. Dull, 


1 






G. Green, 




50 




Oliver Cromwell, 




50 




J. Wellins, 




50 


8, 


J. Wilson, 




50 




E. Coachman,. .. 




50 




Allen Kemper,. . 




50 




C. Todd, 




50 




Wm. A. Christ- 








C. Brown, 

M. Hall, 




50 

50 


9, 


man 


20 






J. F.Wells, 


50 




S. J. Banks, 




50 




J. E. Turner, . . . 




50 




W. Hill, 


1 




10, 


W. H. Reynolds, 




50 




B. Bell, 




50 
50 


11, 


Henry Turner,. . 
J. Carter, 




50 




J. McNiel, 


50 




N. S. Chambers, 


1 




13, 


S.Wilson, 




50 




R. Young, 


1 






H. Beckley, 


4 






J. Pride, 




50 




J. Young, 


1 






J. F. Setigier, . . 




50 


14, 


R. McCarroll,... 


2 






L. Giles, 




50 




J. McCarroll, . . . 


1 






E. Johnson, 


2 






L. McCabe 


1 






J. Wilson, 




50 


15, 


I.Day, 




50 




Owen Kane, 




50 




J. McFarlan,... 


1 






J. Laws, 




50 


} 


Henry Robinson, 




50 




J. Hamel 




50 


16, 


J. Powel, 




50 




O.Wiley 




50 




David Russell,. . 




50 




Wm. H. Thomp- 








C. Brown, 




50 




son 




50 

50 


17, 


J. Ricks, 

G. Dormer, 




50 




Wm. C.Link,... 


50 




J. Cox, 


1 






J. Brown, 




50 




M. Minturn, 




50 




Oliver Conner,. . 




50 




A. Johnson, 




5( 




Wm. Gilson, 


1 






J. Watts, 




51 




T. H. Counseller, 




50 




Casimer White,.. 




50 




G. Singleton, . . . 


1 






D. W. William- 








Spencer Perry, . . 




50 




son, 




51 


| 


S. Green, 




50 




P. Henderson,... 




51 


18, 


Mary Bishop,.. . 




50 




J. C. Dickson,... 


1 


51 


20, 


J.Walker, 




50 




Wm. Greeney,.. . 




50 




J. Francis 




50 




J. Walker, 




5< 


I 


G.Anderson, 




50 


2, 


R. M. Shitzel,... 


1 




\ 


G. Strang, 




50 




Harlan Smith, . . 




d0 




J. Franklin,. . . . 




50 




J. Malony, 




51 




Henry McCann,. 




50 




T. Blackwell, . . . 


25 




21, 


J. McQueen, 




50 




G.Wilson 




50 


\ 


W. Ploude 




50 


3, 


J. Norman, 




50 




Wesley James,.. 




50 




E. Jones, 




5( 




P. McDonnel, . . . 




50 


4, 


F. Middleton, . . . 




50 




A. Dutton 




50 




D.Miller, 




50 




J. Saunders, 


1 




6, 


A. Thomas, 

Carried forw'd, 




50 




S. Jackson, 

Carried forw'd, 




50 




1026 


00 


1080 


00 



of the Common Council. 



153 



1850. 




Bolls, a 


1850. 


i)oih. a 




Brought forw'd. 


1080 00 


Brought forw'd, 


1137 50 


May 21, 


M. Shepherd,.. . 


50 


June 3, David Williams, 


150 




R. Hammond,.. . 


l! 


J. Miller, 


50 


22, 


J. Burton 




50 


R. Wilson, 


1 50 


23, 


F. Finley, 

J. Murray, 




50 
50 


J. Croch, 

4, H. M. Wormels- 




50 




F. Jones, 




50 


dorf, 


4 5C 




J. Archer, 




50 


J.Robinson, 


1 


50 




G. T. Mason,. . . . 




5o 


J. Moore, 


1 




24, 


P. Longstreth, . . 




50 


Walter Grace,... 




50 




J. McLaughlin.. 


l 




Peter Daley, 




50 


27, 


J. Hollahan,. . . . 




50 


J. McCartney,.. 




50 




Maurice Corkey, 


i 




D. Morgan, Jr., . 




50 


28, 


J. 0. Connell,... 


l 




J. A. Galligher, . 


3 






J. Teagle, 




50 


F. Mahagy, 




50 


29, 


Wm. Leligh, 


15 




W.Miller, 


1 


50 


30, 


E. M. Crilley,... 


1 




J. Cunningham, 




50 




Peter Sullivan,. . 




50 


J/ Dolan, 


1 




31, 


Peter Trainer,.. . 




50 


J. S. Lister, 


2 






I.Wallis, 


1 




R. S. Lister, 


1 




June 1, 


D. Foursman,... 




50 


H. Hamilton,. . . 


13 






Wm. McBride,.. 


1 




W. Badger, 


1 






J. Nugent, 




50 


M. Malony, 


1 


50 




W. H. Harrison, 


2 




J. Millikin, .... 


9 






J. McMullin,... 


1 


50 


G. Randolph,... 


1 


50 




T. McFall, 




50 


D. Cohill, 




50 




B. McCarren, . . . 




50 


J. Turner, 




50 




J. Russell, 




50 


D. Wilson, 




50 




C. O'Sullivan, . . 




50 


A. Harvey, 




50 




J. Hagerty, 




50 


J. Tate, 


o 


50 




J. Phillips, 




50 


N. Magee, 




50 




Eugene Baptist,. 




50 


5, R. Horner, 


5 






S. Meredith, 




50 


S. Cronhard, 


1 






Wm. McConnel, 




50 


A. Lenon, 


5 




3, 


J. Dougherty,.. . 


3 




B. Brown, 


1 






C. McAleer, 




50 


D. Smith, 


1 






Gabriel Dull,.... 




50 


C. McWilliams,. 


1 






S. Harris, 


2 




J. Crawford, 




50 




T. Sammons, . . . 




50 


S. Kennedy, 




50 




P. McMullin, . . . 


1 


50 


W. P. Wey, .... 




50 




R. Andrews, 


1 


50 


E. Bean, 


1 






J. Adams, 


5 


50 


J. Graham, 


1 






Wm. Lorma8,... 




50 


M. Barrer, 




50 




J. Grier, 


1 




B. Wilson, 




50 




P. Jones, 




50 


J.Tole, 




50 




B. McDowell,... 




50 


F. McKinney, . . 




50 




Quintin Dwine, . 




50 


R. Douglass, .... 




50 




Robt. Sanders, . . 




50 


J. McCloskey, . . . 




50 




Roger McClosky, 




50 


S. Soccum, 


1 


50 




J. McGonigle,.. . 




5o 


W. Gilmer, 


1 






M. Grim, 




50 


M. Young, 




50 




S. L. Roon, 

Carried forw'd, 




50 


D. H. Loper, .... 
Carried forw'd, 


1 


50 




1137 


.10 


1209 


00 



154 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 




Dolls.] C.( 


1850. 




Dolls. 


a 




Brought forw'd, 


1209 00i 




Brought forw'd, 


1262 5C 


June 5, 


P. Mullen, 


1 




Jun. 7, 


P.Dunn, 




30 




T. Brant, 


1 






J. McGinty, 




50 




T. Flood 




50i 




S. C. Bundy, . . . 


1 






W. Sawyer, 




50 




E. McCarren,... 


2 






J. Harvey, 


1 






W. Anderson, . . 




50 




W. Richardson,. 




50 




W. Barr, 




50 




P.Haffy, 




50 




P. Monahan, . . . 




50 




J. Conway, 


1 






P. Hooker, 




50 


6, 


P. Donnelly, 


2 






A. Sayers, 


1 


50 




H. Kingsbury,.. 




50 




W. Johnson, 


1 






S. Williamson... 


1 






G.Wiley, 


2 






J. Christopher,.. 


1 






E. Kinching, . . . 




50 




T. Sweeney 




50 




A. Elliott, 




50 




J. MeCulloch, .. 




50 




J. Libhard, 




50 


j 


J. Carlin, 




50 




J. Dunlap, 




50 




W. Stockey, 




50 




P. Bogan, 




50 




J. Stewart, 


15( 


8, 


O. McQuale,.... 


1 


50 




P. Wolfersberger 




50 




P.Kelly, 




50 




C. Hughes, 




50 




A. McFector, . . . 




r^) 




P. McDonald, .. 




50 




S. Soccum, 




50 




J. Smith, 




50 




P. Hoffman, 


1 






S. Coling, Sr.,.. 


1 






R. W. Norris, . . 


2 






F. Lander, 




50 




R. H. Downing, 


1 






W. Thomson,... 




50 




J. McRae, 


1 




| 


R. Miller, 




50 




AY.Smith, 




50 




W. Carpenter, . . 




50 




G. Custis, 




50 




J. Walls, 




50 




P. Brown, 




50 




E. M. Gurk,.... 


1 






W. Pruitt, 




50 




P. McGarvey, ... 




50 




W. McMullin, .. 




50 




T. Atkinson, 




50 




W. McDevitt,... 




50 




P. Curtis, 


4 






J. W r ilson, 


3 




7, 


U. C. Bishop,... 




50 




G. Kimball, .... 


1 






J. Valentine, . . . 




50 




B. Kimball, 


2 






J. P. Prifold,... 


2 5C 




J. Dull, 


150 




J. Prifold, 


2 






E. White, 


150 




J. Kain, 




50 




C.Dull, 


3 






T. Conmey, 




50 




P. Bradley, 




50 




S. Smith, 


2 






G. McDonnell,.. 




50 


1 


T. Braithwaite, . 


1 






D. Curran, 


1|5( 




J. J. Herman, . . 


2 






P. McGillan, .... 




50 




A, Bassett, 


1 






J. Keating, 




50 




S. Leitch, 




50 




W.Rice, 


1 






D. Doherty, 




50 




J. Newton 




50 




J. W. Jones 




50 




L. Davis, 




50 


! 


J. Bemke, 




50 




E. McGeehan, . . 


1 






J. Duffy, 




50 




M. Hague, 


1 






A. Warthman,. . 


6 




E. Goldsmith, . . . 


1 






S. M. Warthman 


150 




H. Gawn, 


150 




A. Warthman, . . 


2 50 




J. Best, 


2 






M. D. Sweeney,. 


150 




C. Gallagher,... 


1 






J. Dunn, 

Carried forw'd, 


150 




G. A. Scott, .... 
Carried forw'd, 


1 






1262 


50 


1312 


50 



of the Common Council. 



155 



1850. 
June 8, 



10, 





Dolls. 


'r. 


Brought forw'd, 


1312 


50 


W.Campbell,... 


2 


; 


J.Gilfillan, 


2 




B. Thomas, 


3 




J. McCaslin, 




50i 


P. McCormick, . . 




50 


J. Freeman, 




50| 


G. Potts, 


1 


50 


P. McDonough, . 


1 


50 


J. AVilkins, 




50 


C. Shorter, 




50 


P.B. Ledden,... 


1 


j 


R. Buck, 




50J 


T. Blunt 




m 


V.DulI, 


1 




J. Pawling, 




50? 


J. Simkins, 


1 


| 


W. Cullen, 


2 


j 


L. Dillon, 


1 


50| 


J. Chambers,. . . 




50 


W. Stratton, 




50| 


C.Ely, 


1 




W. Donnell, .... 




50J 


B. Cohen, 




50 


B. Gillies, 




50! 


P. Remmick, . . . 


2 


50 


W. Fetters, 


1 


50| 


S. Wilson, Jr.,. 


2 




D. McNiel, 




50i 


D. Hutchinson, . 


1 


50J 


J. P. Parke, .... 


3 


50 


L. Gahagan,. . .. 




50 

50| 


F. Zimmerman,. 




A. Duncan, .... 


2 


50 


G. F. Clay, 


3 


50 


J. McNamee, . . . 


2 




J. Toovish, 




50 


R. B. Riddell,.. 


2 


50 


J. Young, 


1 


50^ 


B. Quigley, 


2 


50i 


P. Kearny, 


1 




A. Deshoe, 


6 


| 


M.G. Condon,.. 




50 


J. Kane, 




50? 


J. Madden, . , 


1 




R. Moore, 




5oi 


N. Dougherty,.. 




50 


J. Ash, 




50 


A. Barnes, 


3 




B. Duffy, 


1 




R. Smith, .... 


2 


50 

50 


A. Duckett, 

Carried forw'd, 




1381 


30 



1850. 
i June 10, 



11. 





Dolls. 


O. 


Brought forw'd, 


1381 


50 


J. Moore, . 


7 


50 


G. Long, 


1 


50 


S. C. AVood, . 


1 


50 


AV. Purdy, .... 




50 


M. Love, 




50 


B. Fagan, 


1 




N. B. Thompson, 


1 


50 


H. Herneker, . . 




50 


AV. AV. AVood, . . 




50 


J. D. Harvey, . . . 




50 


P.Kelly, 


3 




J. Murtland,... 


6 


50 


J. Conner, . . . 




50 


J. Irwin, 


1 




J. Crawford, . , 




50 


J. McNamee, . 


1 


50 


AV. Dugan, 




50 


AV. McKinney, . . 


1 


* 


M. Snyder, Sr.,.. 




50 


E. Perkins,. . . . 




50 


C AV. Bender, . . 


3 


50 


AV. Marlin, 


1 




J. Mulcahill, . 




50 


J. Beatty, 


3 




M. McGuigan,.. 


1 




J. Hansell, . 


1 




AV. Thornley,.. 


2 




J. Harper, 




50 


R. Patton,.. 


3 


50 


H. Linden,. . 




50 


J. Murphy, 




50 


H. Martin, . 


2 




C. Anderson, . 


1 




J. Monteith, ., 


2 




T. Blair...... 


1 




T.Smith, 


2 




C. Bray son, . 




50 


G. McGinity, . 




50 


H. Gaston, . 


150 


P. Etter, .... 


3 50 


A.Polley,* 




50 


J. Crawford, . , 


1 




J. Graham, . 


1 




M. Thackery, Jr., 




50 


W.Roddy 


2 




B. Collins, . 


1 


50 


J. Hall, 




50 


H. Post 




50 


S. Johnson, . 




50 


G. Lovatt, 


1 




I. Williams,.... 




5<» 


Carried forw'd, 


14531 


)0 



156 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 




Dolls. 


a 


j 1850. 




Dolls. 


a 




Brought forw'd, 


1453 


00 




Brought forw'd, 


1530 


00 


June 11, 


S. Steele, 




50 


June 12, 


G. Taylor, 


1 






J. Gafnej, 




50 




B. Wilson, 


1 


50 




C. Wilmyer, 


1 






R. Harper, 


1 


50 




L. Cummins, . . . 




00 




M. Kennedy, . . . 




50 




P. Dailey, 


1 


50 




A. Spieshe, 


1 






B. Russell, 




50 




J. Civil, 


1 






C. ? Gallen, 


2 


50 




R. Snodgrass, . . . 


2 






D. McCauley, . . . 


3 


50 




J. Christy, 


1 






J.Carroll, 


2 


50 


13, 


M. Flynn, 




50 




W. Cullen, 


2 






C. Duffy, 




50 




B. Holland, 




50 




W. Johnson, .... 


1 


50 




H. Donley, 




50 




H. Thompson, . . 




50 




J. McFall, 




51) 




A. Crilley, 




50 




S. Dickinson, . . . 


1 


50 




K. Wiley, 


1 


50 




W. Davis, 




50 




J. Riley, 




50 




J. Snvder, 


1 






J. Devlin, 




50 




J. McCrea, 




50 




D. Naylor, 




50 




J. Lowry, 


1 


50 




D. Napheys, 




50 




J. Pollock, 




50 




J. Jones 


1 






R. Finnegan, . . . 




50 




J. Pickens, 


1 






T.Clark, 




50 




G. Mason, 




50 




N. Bradley, 




50 




J. Ritchie, 


1 






S. & Kellogg,... 


15 






P. McAnulty,... 


1 






B. T. Walton, . . 


1 


50 




R. Stilman, .... 




50 




W. Patton, 


1 


50 




S. Smith, 


1 






W.Lee, 




50 




S. Gray, 




50 




W. Kelly, 




50 




H. McCloskey,.. 




50 


12, 


G. Bumm, 


1 




*• 


D. Brown, 




50 




D. McGillegan, . 
W.Lee, 


1 

1 




14, 


J.Offet, 


1 






J. McConnel, . . . 


50 




M. Regan, 




50 




J. Anderson, 


1 






T. Craig, 


1 






L. Meekins, 




50 




J. Heaney, 


1 






J. K. Williams, . 


1 


50 




W. Jones, 


1 






P. D. Lewis, .... 


1 






J.T.Hubbard,.. 


1 






J. Ray, 


1 






H. Smith, 


1 






W. McComb, . . . 


1 






J. Weakley, .... 


1 






J. Hughes, 


1 


50 




B. Nixon, 


1 


50 




T. Clark, 




50 




J. Ryan, 




50 




J. Callen, 


1 


50 




S. A. Vansciver, 


4 






C.Duffy, 




50 




J.McCall 


7 


50 


15, 


M. O'Brien, .... 


1 






J. Tole, 


1 






J. Lindsay, .... 


1 


50 




II. Farren, 




50 




J. Duffy 




50 




A. Carter, 




50 




J. Logan 




50 




T. Wilson, 


1 


50 




R. Jackson, .... 




50 




J. Cole, 




50 




John Stuart, .... 




50 




J. Donnell, 


1 


50 




J. Brown, 


2 






E. Colton 


1 


50 




J. Atherly, 




50 




P. Barry, 




50 




W. Peterson, .... 


1 


50 




J. Duffy, 


2 1 


50 




W. Toy, 




50 




P. Benner, 

Carried forw'd, 


1 


50 




C. Schnetrel,.. .. 
Carried forw'd, 


3 50 


■ 


1530 


00 




1578! 


00 



of the Common Council. 



157 



1850. I 

[ Brought forw'd, 
June 15, T. Ramage, 

17, W. Brown, 

J. J. Tomlinson, 
Conrad Blind, . . 

P. Hickey, 

B. M. Feltwell, . 

S. Guy, 

J. Mayor, 

J. Gallagher, . . . 
J. Shields, 

A. Drinkhouse, . . 

S, Dawson, 

R. Luther, 

G. Long, 

F. Beck, 

J. Moore, 

18, P. Donahoe, 

B. Gillies 

J. McCann, 

W, Morrow, 

C.Walls, 

J. W. Haley, . . . 

P.Clark, 

P. Carroll, 

E. McKennan,.. 
H. Riley, 

19, M.Lahey, 

J. Lynch, 

A. McDonough,. 
H. S. Chew, .... 

H. Brown, 

J. Parkinson, . . . 

N. Jenkins, 

D. Burton, 

J. Montgomery,. 
T.McSwigan,... 

M. Trainor, 

R. Campbell, . . . 
M. Quigley, 

F. Quigley, 

J. Patton, 

M. Washington, . 

20, J. Sulger, 

J. Robinson, .... 
F.Campbell,.... 
G.Allen, 

21, J. Roubacher, . . 
J. McFetridge,.. 
P. McCarty, .... 

22, H. Williams, . . . 
P. McGill, 



Dolls. \ C, 1850. 
1578 00} 

1| June 22, 

150J 24 

1 

1 

150: 

2 

50 

50 



5(): 



25 



26, 



50 
50 
50 
50 
50 
50 
50 
50 

50 
50 
50 
50 
50 
50 

50 
50 

50 

50 
50 
8| July 1, 
50 ! 

|50| 
1 50 
50j 

I 

50i 
1501 

\ 

50| 



1 Brought forw'd, 

J. Ruch, 

J. Mayd, 

0. G. Howard,.. 

D. Harkins, 

H. Brown, 

A. Potter 

J. Brown, 

H. McManus, . . . 
D. Lynch, 

B. Murphy, 

S. Fisher, 

J. Kemps, 

P. Tracy, 

C. Clothier, 

W. Lynch, 

J. McNamee, . . . 

T. McGill, 

J. Brown, 

W. H. Moore, . . 
W. H. Harrison , 

J. Long, 

W. Neligh, 

W.M.Adams,.. 

C. Weatley, .... 
J. S. Jenkins, . . 

J. Buck, 

V. Bowers, 

1. Moore, 

H. Gaston, 

J. Ehrenburg, . . 

J. Wire, 

W. Brown 

D. Morgan, Jr.,. 

B. Tucker, 

B. Chambley, . . . 

D. Lindsay, 

D. Walton, 

S. Williamson,. . 

J. Lynch, 

J. Carter, 

C.M.Young,... 
J. W. Powell, . . 

D. Murphy, 

S. Mink, 

W. E. Stilman, . 

| J. McBride, 

A. Benner, 

J. Dougherty, . . . 
J, McMullen, . . . 
H. D. Stuard,... 
W. Allen 



Carried forw'd, | 1630 00< 



1630'00 

2 
50 

150 
50 
50 
51) 
'50 

1 
50 
50 
50 
50 
50 
|50 
50 
50 

50 
10 
1 

150 
10 

6 
15 

1 
50 
50 
50 

1 

1 
50 
50 
50 
50 

50 
1 
1 
3 
6 
2 
10 
1 
1 
5 

150 
2 



21 



Carried forw'd, I 1741 50 



158 



Appendix to the Journal 



1850. 
July 8 



9, 

10, 



11, 

12, 

15, 
16, 

17, 

18, 

19, 

• 

20, ! 

22, 
23, 

24, ' 

25, 

27, 

29, 

31, 

Aug. 1, 

3, 

5, 



7, 
9, 

10, 
14, 



Brought forw'd, 

J. Nolan, 

J. Ritchie, 

J. Gabriel, 

M. McFilling, . . 
H. & Hughes, . . 

S. Ferry, 

J. Kelly, 

R. McConnell, . . 

T.Collins, 

J. C. Rugg, .... 

J. Langen, 

J. F. Bossert, . . . 
M. McConaghy, . 

E. Hutchinson, . 
J. C. Comly, ... 
J. J. Jackson, . . 

C. Waters, 

W. Forbes, 

F. Piatt, 

J. C. Boyle, . . . . 

D. Ruffin, 

J. Fetters, 

J. McDermott,.. 

Ann Kaugh 

W. Patterson, . . 

L. Cullen, 

A. Bowers, 

J. Ferry, 

F. Duffy, 

J. O'Donnel, . . . . 
S. Pearce, 

G. Murray, 

S. Anderson, . . . 

E. Trimmer, . . . . 
W. McKnight,.. 

P. Megin, 

S. Gartland, 

R. Gery, 

J. Powers, 

J. Gleason, 

G. Allen, 

D. Waterman, . . 

W. Scott, 

W. Powell, 

H. Thomas, 

S. Taylor, 

M.White, 

P. Hickey, 

W. Brown, 

M.Whitesides,.. 
C. G. Taylor, . . . 



Dolls. 


C. 


1850. 


1741 


50 




1 




July 15, 


2 




16, 


1 




17, 


1 




19, 


10 






4 






: 5 






1 




21, 


1 




27, 


1 




23, 


1 






1 




26, 


1 




27, 


1 








50 


28, 




50 


30, 


2 

3 


50 


Sept. 2, 




3, 


1 


50 


5, 


3 50 


9, 


1 


10, 


2 


11, 


j50 


16, 


2 




2 






2 






15 




17, 


1 


50 


19, 


2 50 


20,' 


1 




21, 


20 




1 


1 




23, 1 




50 


24, 


5 






1 


50 




2 




25, 


1 




97 


2 




28, 




50 


Oct. 1, 


2 


50 




1 








50 


4, 


11 




5 




7, 


1 






20 




9, 


1878 


00 



Boiis. a 

Brought forw'd, 1878 00 
G. Danaree, 50 

E. Beck, 1! 

S.Pelts, 50 

O. Trame, 50 

G. S. Polis, 1 

J. Robinson,. . . . 

J. Dougherty, . . 1 

G. James, 2 

J. Miller, 1 

P. Coyle, 2 

J. Furrow, 

J.Carter, 1 

F. Liebfreid, 1 

P. Butler, 

G. Custis, 

T. Johnston, 

J. McLaughlin, . 

J. Osborn, 

H. Heinecker, . . 

J. Wallis, 

P. Green, 

J. Boggs, Jr., . . . 

W. Millis, 

H. S. Chew,.... 

J. Klein, 

A. Beamer, 

L. L. Peck, 

J. Dowling, . 

R. Lee 

R. Gibbs, 

L. Derrickson, . . 

M. McCahy 

J. McMakin, 

G. R. Van Leer, . 
J. Stevenson, . . . 
H. Deporven, . . . 

H. Tolbert, 

J. Flood, 

J.Walls, 

P. Quigley, 

H. Brown, 

J. Griffith, 

T. F. Middleton, 
A. P. Morgan, . . 

S. E. Zane, 

T. B. Jones, 

J. Keyser, 

J. Price, 

C. Thurston, 

J. Robinson, 

G. W. Lott, .... 

Carried forw'd, 1972 00 



of the Common Council. 



159 



1850. 

Oct. 10, 

11, 

16, 
23, 
24, 
26, 
Nov. 4, 

5, 



11, 
14, 
15, 



16, 
18, 
22, 

25, 
26, 
29, 
30, 
Dec. 2, 



Brought forw'd, 
N. Shaw, 

A. W. Kneass, . . 
J. W. Neal, .... 

B. S.Mitchell,.. 

G. Long, 

J. Montgomery,. 

J. Devinney, 

W. Roddy, 

J. Harr, 

J. Harris, 

| J. Herbert, 

M. Lawn, 

j P. Clay, 

;W. E. Stillman,. 

JR. McKnight, .. 
| J. F. Smith, 

T. F. Middleton, 

H. Linden, 

J. Hagan, 

E. Goetz, 

C. Hagan, 

J. Rafferty, 

W. J. Gilbert, . . 

S. Poole, 

W.Park, 

G. Hirst, 



Dolls.] C.: 1850. 
1972 00 

;Dec. 13, 



Carried forw'd, 



Dolls. C. 
Brought forw'd, 202150 



50 



50 



2021 00 



17, 

20, 
21, 

23, 



27, 



8, 
30, 



P. Rynam, . 
C. G. Muller 
T. Robinson, 
J. Fitzpatrick 
J. Burns, . . 
J. Anglim,. 
E. Desjhamp 
J. Murtland, 
B. Rigley,.. 
A. Dunlap, . 
W. Dennis,. 
J. P. Martin 
J. Hamilton, 
W. Luby, . . 
R. Gillam, . . 



Eeduct for bad 
money, 



Receipts for per- 
mits as above, 



50 



2052 



2050 



698 



2748 



160 



Appendix to the Journal 



Payments to the CHy Treasurer by the City Cleric, from Jan. 1st, 1850, to December 31st, 1850. 



1850. 

Jan. 12, 
19, 
26, 

Feb. 2, 

9, 

16, 

26, 

Mar. 2, 

9, 

16, 

23, 

30, 

Apr. 6, 
13, 
20, 
27, 

May 4, 
11, 
18, 
25, 

June 1, 
10, 
15, 
22, 
29, 

July 6, 
13, 
20, 
27, 

Aug. 3, 
10, 
17, 
24, 
31, 

Sept. 7, 
14, 
21, 
28, 
30, 

Oct. 5, 
12, 
19, 
26, 

Nov. 2, 

9, 

16, 

23, 

29, 

Dec. 21, 
28, 
31, 



Cash paid C. 


Stevenson 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 


Ditto, 


ditto, 



City Treasurer, 






Dolls. 
10 


ditto, 




2 


ditto, 






1 


ditto, 






4 


ditto, 






6 


ditto, 






8 


ditto, 






3 


ditto, 






68 


ditto, 






13 


ditto, 






60 


ditto, 






26 


ditto, 






24 


ditto, 






51 


ditto, 






737 


ditto, 






108 


ditto, 






34 


ditto, 






100 


ditto, 






45 


ditto, 






35 


ditto, 






29 


ditto, 






48 


ditto, 






236 


ditto, 






268 


ditto, 






66 


ditto, 






85 


ditto, 






41 


ditto, 






57 


ditto, 






69 


ditto, 






55 


ditto, 






13 


ditto, 






30 


ditto, 






40 


ditto, 






23 


ditto, 






25 


ditto, 






37 


ditto, 






15 


ditto, 






35 


ditto, 






32 


ditto, 






3 


ditto, 






26 


ditto, 






14 


ditto, 






20 


ditto, 




4 


\ 13 


ditto, 






5 


ditto, 






16 


ditto, 






36 


ditto, 






10 


ditto, 






13 


ditto, 






16 


ditto, 






23 


ditto, 






2 
2748 



ROBERT H. SMITH, City Clerk. 
Philadelphia, January 14th, 1851. 



of the Common Council. 



161 



CITY RENTAL FOR 1851. 



313 Butchers' stalls, from $150 to $20, 

598 Farmers' and Vegetable stalls and stands, from $50 to 

$12, 

158 Dealers' stalls, from $45 to $15, 

61 Fish-basket and Fish-wagon stands, from $60 to $6 
189 Intersection stands, from $20 to $2, 
Vine street wharf, on Delaware, 
Sassafras street wharf, do. 



Mulberry street wharf, do. 

High street wharf, do. 

do. slip, do. 

Chestnut street wharf, do. 

Walnut street wharf, do. 

Dock street wharf, do. 

Spruce street wharf, do. 

Pine street wharf, do. 

Cedar street wharf, do. 

Store, Dock street, No. 1, corner of Delaware Avenue, 

Lot, north-east corner of Front and Dock streets, . 

Stores, Dock street, east of Water street, viz., Nos. 3, 5, 
7, 9, 11, each $475, No. 13, corner, $500, . 

Store, southwest corner of Dock and Front streets, 

Lower floor of four stores, Front street between Dock 
and Spruce streets, together with part of Tobacco 
Warehouse, 

Income of Tobacco Inspection Warehouse, (estimated,) 

Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4, of City property on Schuylkill, in- 
cluding Chestnut street w T harf, City stores, wharf and 
Dock attached, let to Trustees Philadelphia Gas Works, 

Walnut street wharf, on Schuylkill, 

George street, do. do. ... 

Cedar street, do. do. ... 

Second story of the State House, 

Lot bounded by the Schuylkill, High street, Filbert 
street and Ashton street, and landing, docks, and lot 
south of High street on Schuylkill, and lot on Beach 
street between High and Chestnut streets, let to the 
Trustees of the Philadelphia Gas Works, . 

Two houses in Ann street, between Schuylkill Seventh 
and Eighth streets, at $80 each, 

Lot north side of Chestnut street, from Schuylkill Front 
street to Ash alley, 

Amount carried forward, 



Dolls. 


<?. 


15210 


;00 


14063 


00 


4845 


00 


1722 


00 


1380 


00 


2000 


00 


1765 


00 


1850 


00 


2600 


00 


800 


00 


1800 


00 


1500 


00 


4000 


00 


400 


00 


500 


00 


400 


00 


700 


00 


300 


00 


2875 


00 


350 


00 


1850 


00 


10000 


00 


3000 


00 


175 


00 


125 


00 


50 


00 


2000 


00 


5000 


00 


160 


00 


40 


00 



81460 00 



162 



Appendix to the Journal 



Amount brought forward, 

Station House No. 2, 

do. No. 4 

Lot on Chestnut street, from Front to Ashton street, 

Lemon Hill, 

Two lots south side of Lombard street, between Ninth 

and Tenth streets, let on ground rent, 
Eighteen lots on Lombard street, between Tenth and 
Eleventh streets, do., 



Dolls. 


a. 


81460 


00 


120 


00 


120 


00 


100 


00 


600 


00 


90 


00 


1272 


00. 


83762 


00 



The total amount of stall and stand rents, stated above, is $37,226, and 
includes all the stalls and stands in the Market houses. The amount re- 
ceived for Market rents in 1850, was $36,183 84. 



of the Common Council. 



163 



CITY COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE,) 
January, 1851. f 

To the Select and Common Councils 

of the City of Philadelphia : 

Gentlemen : 

The City Commissioners respectfully submit to Councils the 
following Report in relation to the public work for the year 
ending December 31st, 1850, showing the location and ex- 
pense of the same. 





PATCHING NORTH DISTRICT, 


FOR 1850. 


1850. 










Feb. 


14, For Labor (per 


pay roll), 


- 


$ 61 62 




28, < 


' Ditto, 


ditto, 


- 


63 12 


Mar. 


14, < 


< Ditto, 


ditto, 


- 


121 38 




28, - 


1 Ditto, 


ditto, 


- 


172 11 


April 


11, ' 


6 Ditto, 


ditto, 


- 


168 12 




25, < 


< Ditto, 


ditto, 


. 


116 75 


May 


9, < 


' Ditto, 


ditto, 


- 


83 20 




23, < 


6 Ditto, 


ditto, 


- 


254 65 


June 


13, < 


4 Ditto, 


ditto, 


- 


364 04 




27, < 


6 Ditto, 


ditto, 


_ 


94 31 


July 


11, ' 


< Ditto, 


ditto, 


- 


33 00 




25, < 


' Ditto, 


ditto, 


- 


234 35 


Aug. 


14, ' 


< Ditto, 


ditto, 


- 


422 24 




28, < 


' Ditto, 


ditto, 


- 


291 24 


Sept. 


12, < 


' Ditto, 


ditto, 


- 


357 52 




26, < 


' Ditto, 


ditto, 


- 


374 50 


Oct. 


10, • 


' Ditto, 


ditto, 


- 


229 74 




24, < 


' Ditto, 


ditto, 


- - 


192 62 


Nov. 


14, < 


' Ditto, 


ditto, 


- 


271 39 




28, < 


6 Ditto, 


ditto, 


- 


136 62 


Dec. 


11, < 


c Ditto, 


ditto, 


- 


112 82 




25, < 


' Ditto, 


ditto, 


- 


91 31 



Amount carried forward, §4246 65 



164 Appendix to the Journal 

1850 Amount brought forward, $4246 65 

Dec. 25, Less for (Labor per pay 
roll), repaying over gas 
pipes and services, for the 
Trustees of the Philadel- 
phia Gas Works, and 
charged as patching, - $857 TO 

Less for (Labor per pay 
roll), repaving over water 
pipes and attachments, 
charged as Patching, - 380 67 

Less for (Labor per pay 
roll), repaving over large 
water main along Sch. 
Front street from Vine 
street to Mulberry street, 
, and along said Mulberry 

street east to Tenth St., 
charged as Patching, - 676 96 

Less for (Labor per pay 
roll), repaving gutters, 
over drains, &c, where 
permission had been 
granted to open streets, 
and all expenses for re- 
paving the same to be 
paid into the City Trea- 
sury, charged as Patching, 89 25 

$2004 58 

For 448 Team loads paving stones, - 1456 00 
" 763 Feet flagstones, 16 in. wide, 251 79 

" 1055/^ Feet ditto, 18 in. wide, 369 31 

" 654 Feet do., granite, 20 in. wide, 261 60 
" 251 Feet, 20 inches wide, heavy 
granite flagstones, extra dressed, 
with beveled edges, - - 125 50 

" 1425 T 8 2 Feet gutter stones, - 313 46 

" Shovels, hardware, &c, - - 28 47 

" Blacksmithing, - - 207 50 

Amount carried forward, $7260 28 



of the Common Council. 165 

1850. Amount brought forward, $7260 28 

Dec. 25, For 24,000 Gutter bricks, 1 84 64 

" Wheelbarrows, brooms, printing, por- 
terage, carpenter work, &c, 53 71 
31, " 1836 Team loads gravel delivered, per 

contracts, - - - 972 75 



$8471 38 



MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. 

For Labor (per pay roll), at grading un- 

paved streets, - - $702 19 

" Ditto (per pay roll), at hauling dirt from 

water pipes, - - 90 00 

" Ditto (per pay roll), at assorting and 

piling stones, City lot, - 45 75 

" Removing 11 pumps, - $33 00 
" Repairing 13 ditto, - 24 40 
" Bricklaying at arching over 

wells, and paving the 

same, &c, - 34 00 

" 2500 Bricks for ditto, 18 12 

" Porterage on old pumps, 

bricks, gravel, &c, 20 97 

130 49 



$968 43 



New Seiver, Mulberry street, from end of Sewer Delaware 
Front street to Bread street, with Five large class Inlets 
and One middle size ditto, and One Manhole. 



July 25, 


For Labor (per pay roll,) - 


$ 13 75 


Aug. 15, 


h 


Ditto, ditto, 


669 00 


29, 


a 


Ditto, ditto, 


355 25 




« 


Carpenter work, 


14 37 




a 


Lumber, - 


12 64 




it 


100,650 Straight hard bricks, 


603 90 




it 


Bricklaying, 102, 150 bricks, - 


229 85 




it 


Inlet stones and stone cutting, 


48 00 




a 


Lime, 230 bushels, 

Amount carried forward, 


43 70 




$1990 46 






22 





166 Appendix to the Journal 

1860. Amount brought forward, $1990 46 
Aug. 29, For Gutter stones, curbstones, &c, for inlets, 

and fixing ditto, - - 64 25 

" Cast iron inlet frames and covers, 71 50 

" Ditto, manhole ditto, - 6 00 

" Hardware, smithing and porterage, 21 12 



$2153 33 



New Sewer, Cherry street, from Sewer in Schuylkill Fourth 
to east side of Schuylkill Fifth street, with Three large class 
Inlets, and One Manhole. 
Oct. 24, For Labor (per pay roll), - $ 

Nov. 14, " Ditto, ditto, ' - 

" 51,500 Straight hard bricks, - 
" Bricklaying, ditto, 

" 121 Bushels of lime, - 
" Inlet stones and porterage, 
" Gutter stones, curbstones, &c, for 
inlets and stone cutting at fixing 
frames and covers, &c. 
" Cast iron frames and covers for inlets, 
" Ditto, ditto, manholes, 

" Smithing, carpenter work, porterage, 

&c, 14 00 



; 91 75 


373 75 


334 75 


115 87 


23 00 


18 87 


32 28 


, 37 80 


, 6 00 



$1048 07 



New Sewer, Lodge street, from Sewer in Delaware Seventh 
street west to Lodge place, with Two small class Inlets 
and One Manhole. 
Nov. 14, For Labor (per pay roll), - 
" Bricklaying, -■ 
" 25,300 Straight hard bricks, - 
" Lime and gravel, 
" Inlet stones and porterage, 
" Gutter stones and stone cutting at 

fixing inlet frames, &c, 
" Cast iron inlet frames and covers, 
" Ditto, manhole ditto, 
" Carting, smith work, carpentering, &c, 7 50 

$429 70 



$144 00 


60 10 


164 45 


14 70 


8 75 


11 70 


12 50 


6 00 



of the Common Council. 167 

Rebuilding Inlet S. W. corner of Water and Vine streets. 
1850. 

June 13, For Labor (per pay roll), - - $13 25 

" 1000 Straight hard bricks, - 6 00 

" Bricklaying, - - - 11 62 

" Stone cutting and inlet stones, - 1 50 

" Gutter stones, curbstones and porterage, 

and stone cutting at fixing inlet frame, 17 00 
" Cast iron frame and cover, - 12 50 

" Porterage, lime and gravel, - 5 50 

$67 37 



Building New Inlet N. W. corner of Mulberry and Schuyl- 
kill Sixth streets. 

June 18, 27, For Labor (per pay roll), - - $22 25 

" 4000 Straight hard bricks, - 24 00 

" Bricklaying, - - - 18 62 

" Gutter and inlet stones and stone cutting, 17 25 

" Cast iron frame and cover for inlet, 12 50 

" Lime and gravel, porterage, &c, 6 55, 



$101 17 



Building Neiv Inlet S. E. corner of Tenth and Morgan sts. 
July 25, For Labor (per pay roll), - - $20 50 

Aug. 29, " 3800 Straight hard bricks, - 22 80 

" Bricklaying, - - - 16 50 

" Lime and gravel, - - 4 14 

" Inlet stones, porterage and stone cutting, 10 27 
" Curb and gutter stones, and fixing 

ditto, - - - 10 90 

" Cast iron frame and cover, - 12 50 

" Porterage, carpenter work, &c, 2 75 

$100 36 



General Repairs to Seivers and Inlets. 

For Lumber and carpenter work, - $ 44 09 

" Bricks and bricklaying, - 100 29 

" Labor (per pay rolls), - - 201 00 

" Lime, gravel, porterage, &c, - 44 54 

$389 92 



168 Appendix to the Journal 

New Paving Schuylkill Third from High to Chestnut st, 

1850. 

July 18 & 

25, 

Sept. 12, 

Oct. 7, 



For Labor (per pay rolls), - 


$ 11 00 


u 


Ditto, grading, ditto, - 


102 75 


u 


Ditto, paving, ditto, 


175 00 


a 


205 Team loads paving stones, 


666 25 


ti 


514 Ditto gravel, 


251 86 


a 


4500 Gutter Bricks 


38 25 


u 


100 Feet flagstones, 


33 00 


u 


Smithing, hardware, rammers, por- 






terage, wheelbarrows, &c, - 


38 35 



$215 


00 


197 75 


815 


75 


300 


37 


51 


00 


33 


00 



1534 Square yards, cost about 85J cts. per yard. $1316 46 

New Paving Schuylkill Second from Mulberry to Sassafras 

street. 

Oct. 24, For Labor (per pay roll), grading, 
Nov. 14, " Ditto, ditto, paving, 

" 251 Team loads paving stones, 

" 613 Ditto gravel, 

" 6000 Gutter bricks, 

" 100 Feet flagstones, - 

" Smithing, hardware, rammers, wheel- 
barrows, porterage, &c, - 49 07 

1883 Square yards, cost about 88 cts. per yard. $1661 94 



New Paving Winter street from Schuylkill Sixth to Seventh 

street. 

Nov. 14 & 

28, For Labor, grading, (per pay rolls), $ 65 25 
" Ditto, paving, ditto, - 37 75 
" 51 Team loads paving stones, 165 75 
" 97 Ditto gravel, - 47 53 
" 2500 Gutter bricks, - - 21 25 
" 34 Feet flagstones, - - 11 22 
" Smithing, hardware, rammers, wheel- 
barrows, porterage, &c, - 9 37 

375 Square yards, cost about 95J cts. per yard. $358 12 



of the Common Council, 169 

New Paving Tower street from Schuylkill Second, West 300 

1850. feet, to Washington street. 

Nov. 28, For Labor, Grading, (per pay roll), $58 75 

Dec. 12, " Ditto, paving, ditto, - 50 37 

" 62 Team loads paving stones, 201 50 

" 104 Ditto gravel, - - 50 96 

" 3500 Gutter bricks, - - 29 75 

" 40 Feet flagstones, - - 13 20 

" Smithing, hardware, wheelbarrows, 

rammers, porterage, &c, - 11 73 



467 Square yards, cost about 89 cts. per yard. $416 26 

New Paving Cherry street from Schuylkill Front to Second 

street. 
Nov. 28, For Labor, at grading, (per pay roll), 
Dec. 12, " Ditto, paving, ' ditto, - 

" 126 Team loads paving stones, 

" 220 Ditto, gravel, 

" 4500 Gutter bricks, - 

" 40 Feet flagstones, - 

" Smithing, hardware, rammers, wheel- 
barrows, porterage, &c, - 23 35 



105 


50 


409 


50 


107 


80 


33 


75 


13 


20 



934 Square yards, cost about 88 cts. per yard. $823 85 



New Paving Schuylkill Second street from Sassafras to Vine 

street. 
Sept. 
Dec. 



12, 


Fo 


r Labor (per pay roll), 


$3 50 


12, 


it 


Ditto, grading, ditto, 


103 75 




a 


Ditto, paving, ditto, 


5 93 


26, 


a 


Ditto, grading, ditto, 


97 50 




a 


Ditto, paving, in part, ditto, - 


87 50 




a 


256 Team loads paving stones, 


832 00 




« 


523 Ditto, gravel, 


256 27 




a 


1000 Gutter bricks, - 


7 50 




a 


150 Feet flagstones, - 


49 50 




a 


Smithing, hardware, rammers, 


wheel- 






barrows, porterage, &c, - 


48 17 



1907 Square yards. $1491 62 

[The above Square is not finished.] 



170 Appendix to the Journal 

The folloiving streets have been partially prepared for Neio 
Paving, and filled with new pebble stones, Spc. 

Schuylkill Second, from High to Chestnut. 

1850. 

Dec. 12, For Labor at grading (per pay roll), $26 25 

26, " Ditto, ditto, ditto, - 21 00 

" 206 Team loads paving stones, 669 50 

« 275 Ditto, gravel, - 134 75 



1533 Square yards, $851 5 



Winter street, West from Schuylkill Second to Aspen street. 

Dec. 26, For Labor at grading, in part, (per pay 

roll), - $10 50 

" 40 Feet flagstones, - - 13 20 

" 45 Team loads paving stones, 146 25 

290 Square yards, $169 95 

Ashton street, from Sigh to Chestnut street. 

For 202 Team loads paving stones (1506 

square yards), - - $656 50 



Barker street, from Schuylkill Third to Fourth street. 

For 81 Team loads paving stones (607 

spuare yards), - - $263 25 



Courtland street, from Schuylkill Fifth to Sixth street. 

For 118 Team loads paving stones (889 

square yards), - - $383 50 



Ann street, from Schuylkill Second to Third street. 



For 105 Team loads paving stones 

square yards), - - $341 25 



of the Common Council. 



171 



April 25, 
May 9, 



Repaving Delaware Sixth street, from Sassafras to Vine st. 
1850. 

For Labor (per pay roll), - - $138 12 

" Ditto, ditto, - - 143 50 

" 50 Team loads paving stones, - 162 50 

" 179 ditto gravel, - - 98 45 

" 3700 Gutter bricks, - - 29 60 

" 153 Feet flagstones, - - 50 49 

" Blacksmithing, hardware, &c, - 12 50 



1797 Square yards, cost about 35 cents per yard. $635 16 



Repaving Delaware Sixth street, from Sassafras to Cherry 

street. 



June 27, For Labor (per pay roll), 



July 11, 



Ditto, ditto, 

26 Team loads paving stones, 

90 Ditto, gravel, 

2500 Gutter bricks, - 

114 Feet 9 inches flagstones, - 

Blacksmithing, hardware, &C, 



$124 42 
12 00 

84 50 
54 00 
20 00 
40 16 

4 75 



913 Square yards, cost about 36 cents per yard. $339 83 



Repaving Cherry street, from Delaware Sixth to Seventh st. 

July 11, For Labor (per pay roll), - $112 00 

" 10 Team loads paving stones, 32 50 

" 115 Ditto, gravel, - 69 00 

" 3000 Gutter bricks, ■ 24 00 



Blacksmithing, hardware, &c, 



3 68 



733 Square yards, cost about 33 cents per yard. $241 18 



Repaving Cherry street, from Delaware Seventh to Eighth st. 

July 11, For Labor (per pay roll), - $98 75 

" 8 Team loads paving stones, - 26 00 

" 78 Ditto gravel,- - 46 80 

" 3500 Gutter bricks, - - 28 00 

" Blacksmithing, hardware, &c, 3 50 



605 Square yards, cost about 33J cts. per yard. $203 05 



172 Appendix to the Journal 

Repaving Cressdns alley, from Delaware 'Fifth to Sixth st. 
1850. 

July 11, For Labor (per pay roll), - - $60 42 

" 4 Team loads paving stones, - 13 00 

" 18 Ditto gravel, - 10 80 

" 2000 Gutter bricks, . - 16 00 

" 18 J Feet flagstones and porterage, 5 98 

" Blacksmithing, hardware, &c, 2 50 

375 Square yards, cost about 29 cents per yard. $108 70 

Repaving (in part) Beaver court, Worth from Cherry streeh 
with tramway stones. 

Aug. 29, For Labor (per pay roll), - $25 00 

" 253 Feet heavy tramway stones, 96 14 

" 6 Team loads gravel, - 3 60 

85 Square yards, cost about $1 46J per yard. $124 74 

Repaving Lagrange street, about 260 feet West from Dela- 
ware Second street, with tramway stones. 
Sept. 26, For Labor (per pay roll), - $55 50 

" 549 Feet heavy 16 inches wide granite 

tramway stones, - - 219 60 

" Stone cutting, - - 1 68 

" 1500 Gutter bricks, - - 12 75 

" 15 Team loads gravel, - 9 00 

" Smith work, hardware, &c, - 1 50 

200 Square yards, cost about $1 50 per yard. $300 03 

Repaving Coates alley, from Delaware Front to Second St., 

tvith tramivay stones. 
Dec. 12, For Labor (per pay roll), - - $27 87 

" Ditto, ditto, - - 137 50 

" 1005 T 5 2 Feet heavy 16 inch 
wide dressed tramway 
stones, - $402 17 

" Porterage on 194 feet, 5 83 

408 00 



Amount carried forward, $573 37 



$573 37 

9 00 

18 75 

2 25 

y, 9 00 


$612 37 



of the Common Council. 173 

1850. Amount brought forward, 

Dec. 28, For 15 Team loads gravel, 
" 2500 Gutter bricks, - 
" Smith work, hardware, &c, - 
" Snigging tramway stones into alley, 

395 Square yards, cost about $1 60 per yard. 

Repaving Bread street, from Mulberry to Quarry street, with 

tramway stones. 
Dec. 26, For Labor (per pay roll), - $138 50 

" 962 Feet heavy 16 inch wide 

dressed tramway stones, $384 80 
" Porterage on ditto, - 28 86 

413 66 

" 10 Team loads gravel, - 6 00 

" 2000 Gutter bricks, - - 15 00 

" Smithing, hardware, &c, - 1 87 



380 Square yards, cost about $1 51J per yard. $575 03 



For Labor and Materials for alterations made in High street, 
between Schuylkill Seventh and Eighth streets, and from 
Schuylkill Second street west to the New Bridge (over the 
Schuylkill), and in Ashton street north and south of High 
street, made necessary by building said New Bridge and 
Railroad. Charged to Appropriation for said bridge and 
railroad, and paid by the Committee on City Property. 
July 5, For 17,500 Straight hard bricks for small 
sewer south side of High west of 
Ashton street, - - $105 00 

" Bricklaying at ditto, - - 43 75 

" 33 Bushels lime, - - 6 60 

" 11 Loads screened gravel, - 5 50 

" Labor at digging, &c, - 67 00 

Aug. 15, " Labor at taking up pebble pavement, 30 50 
Sept. 12, " Ditto, ditto, ditto, 85 75 

Oct. 11, " Ditto, grading High and Ashton, 307 00 
" Ditto, digging for 4 inlets at High and 

Ashton streets, - - 155 75 

" 309 Team loads paving stones, 1010 24 



Amount carried forward, $1817 09 

23 



174 Appendix to the Journal 

1850. Amount brought forward, $1817 09 

Oct. 11, For 30, 200 Straight hard bricks for build- 
ing 4 inlets High and Ashton, sts., 188 75 

" Bricklaying at ditto, - - 75 00 

" 60 Bushels lime and 12 loads screened 

gravel, - - - 21 75 

" 125 Team loads gravel for paving, 90 75 
14, " 336 Ditto, ditto, - 218 80 

22, " Labor at digging for inlet N. E. corner 

Schuylkill Front and High, 24 75 

" Ditto at taking up pebble pavement 
and grading, north side of High 
from Sch. Front to Second, - 97 50 

u Ditto taking up pebble and brick pave- 
ment, S. side of High E. of Ashton 
street, and grading the footways, 54 25 

" Ditto at grading High street at Ashton 

and east of Ashton, - 140 00 

29, " Ditto at paving 3,735 square yards in 
High west of Schuylkill Second, 
and in Ashton street, - 527 13 

" 931 Team loads gravel for paving, 512 05 

" Inlet stones and porterage for 4 inlets 
at High and Ashton sts., and 1 ditto 
N. E. cor. High and Sch. Front, 36 32 
Nov. 12, " Labor at paving 1650 sq. yards in High 
west of Ashton, and alongside of 
railroad walls east of Ashton St., 
and on the north side of High from 
Sch. Front to Second, - 205 95 

" 255 Team loads of gravel for ditto, 140 25 
14, " Gutter stones, south side of High from 
Sch. Front to bridge, in Ashton st. 
both sides of High, and N. side of 
High from Sch. Front to Second, 
heavy granite cut curb and heavy 
granite cut steps and platforms op- 
posite to abutments at Ashton st. 
bridge, heavy flagstones for cross- 
ings, stone cutting at 5 inlets, and 
labor at lowering cellar door cheeks, 
&c, - - - 1014 38 



Amount carried forward, $5164 72 



of the Common Council. 175 

1850. Amount brought forward, $5164 72 

Nov. 14, For 4000 Straight hard bricks for inlet 

KE. cor. Sch. Front and High, 26 00 

" New curb south side of High from Ash- 
ton street to bridge, resetting curb 
south side of High from Sch. Front to 
Ashton where footway was narrowed 
and grade lowered, resetting north 
side of High from Sch. Front to Se- 
cond where footway was narrowed, 
resetting in Ashton street north and 
south of High where grade of street 
was lowered, and for gutter stones 
and fixing the same at 5 new inlets, 419 43 

" Carpenter work at removing awning 
posts, &c, south side of High between 
Sch. Front and Ashton streets, 14 25 

26, " Labor at paving 205 square yards at 

east end of bridge, - - 28 75 

" Ditto at grading footways, - 11 50 

u Yl2 Team loads gravel, for paving 

and filling up footways, - 94 60 

Dec. 12, " 43 Team loads gravel for paving and 

footways, - - - 23 90 

" Resetting curb both sides of market 
house, High from Schuylkill Seventh 
to Eighth street, - 100 00 

" 20,000 Paving bricks for footways, 170 00 

" Bricklaying at finishing small sewer, 
High street west of Ashton, lime and 
bricks for ditto, building inlet N. E. 
corner of Sch. Front and High, lime 
and gravel for ditto, laying footways 
south side of High from Sch. Front 
to bridge and in Ashton street, 182 93 

5590 Square yards paved. $6236 08 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. G. HINES, 

City Commissioner. 



176 



Appendix to the Journal 



PATCHING SOUTHERN DISTRICT, 


FOR 1850. 


1850. 












Jan. 10, 


For Labor (per 


pay roll), 


- 


$ 6 75 


16, 


a 


Ditto, and materials, &c. 


done by the 






Board of Health during 1 


the year 






1849, 


- 


- 


204 00 


24, 


a 


Labor (per 


pay roll), 


- 


9 00 


Feb. 14, 


a 


Ditto, 


ditto, - 


- 


59 25 


28, 


it 


Ditto, 


ditto, - 


- 


149 75 


Mar. 14, 


u 


Ditto, 


ditto, - 


- 


178 75 


28, 


a 


Ditto, 


ditto, - 


- 


203 62 


April 11, 


a 


Ditto, 


ditto, - 


- 


201 00 


25, 


a 


Ditto, 


ditto, - 


- 


234 68 


May 9, 


a 


Ditto, 


ditto, - 


- 


301 81 


23, 


a 


Ditto, 


ditto, - 


_ 


286 92 


June 13, 


a 


Ditto, 


ditto, - 


_ 


587 00 


27, 


a 


Ditto, 


ditto, - 


_ 


423 56 


July 11, 


a 


Ditto, 


ditto, - 


_ 


374 50 


25, 


a 


Ditto, 


ditto, - 


_ 


364 30 


Aug. 14, 


a 


Ditto, 


ditto, - 


. 


506 63 


28, 


a 


Ditto, 


ditto, - 


_ 


256 88 


Sept. 12, 


a 


Ditto, 


ditto, - 


_ 


136 25 


26, 


a 


Ditto, 


ditto, - 


- 


123 01 


Oct. 10, 


a 


Ditto, 


ditto, - 


_ 


124 96 


24, 


a 


Ditto, 


ditto, - 


_ 


103 48 


Nov. 14, 


a 


Ditto, 


ditto, - 


_ 


785 56 


28, 


a 


Ditto, 


ditto, - 


_ 


211 72 


Dec. 11, 


a 


Ditto, 


ditto, - 


_ 


186 13 


25, 


a 


Ditto, 


ditto, - 




326 26 




$6345 77 



Less for (Labor per pay 
roll), repaying over gas 
pipes and services for the 
Trustees of the Philadel- 
phia Gas Works, and 
charged as Patching, - $1492 96 

Less for (Labor per pay 
roll), paving over water 
pipes and attachments, 
charged as Patching, - 356 37 

Amount carried forward, $1849 83 $6345 77 



of the Common Council, 177 



1850. 


Amount brought forward, $1849 33 $6345 77 


Dec. 25, 


Less for Labor (per pay 




roll), for paving over 




drains, gutters, &c, where 




permission had been grant- 




ed to open streets, and all 




expenses for same paid in- 




to the City Treasury, 




charged as Patching, - 348 63 




$2197 96 




For 305 Team loads paving stones, 991 25 




" 370 Feet flagstones, - - 117 02 




" 2550 T \j Feet guttter stones, - 543 40 




" Shovels, hardware, &c, - 23 76 




" Blacksmithing &c, - - 221 65 




« 24,000 Gutter bricks, - 184 00 




" Wheelbarrows, brooms, porterage, 




printing, &c, - - 57 32 


Dec. 31, 


" 2,111 Team loads gravel delivered, 




per contracts, - - 1577 76 




$10061 93 



MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. 

For Labor (per pay roll), at grading un- 

paved streets, - - $403 91 

" Ditto, (per pay roll), hauling dirt from 

water pipes, - - 39 50 

" Ditto, (per pay roll), assorting and 

piling stones, City lot, - 35 25 

" Removing 22 pumps - $66 00 
" Repairing 52 ditto, - 81 60 
" Bricklaying at arching over 

wells, and paving ditto, 76 00 
" 5000 Bricks for ditto, - 32 72 
i ' Porterage on bricks, pumps, 

gravel, &c, - - 41 93 

298 25 

$776 91 



178 Appendix to the Journal 

Neiv Sewer in Tenth street from old Seiver, 150 feet south to 
the south side of Lombard street, with Two Inlets of me- 
dium size. 
1850. 
Nov. 28, For Labor (per pay roll), - 
" 17,900 Bricks, 
" Bricklaying, - 
" Screened gravel and lime, 
" Inlet stones and porterage, - 
" Gutter stones, curbstones, stone cut- 
ting at fixing frames, &c, - 
" Cast iron frames and covers, - 
" Smithing, carpenter work, porterage, 

hardware, &c, - - 15 50 



$153 


50 


116 


35 


43 


50 


14 


25 


13 75 


.t- 

14 88 


18 


90 



$390 63 



Rebuilding Inlet S. JE. cor. of Delaware front and Cedar sts. 

June 14, For Labor (per pay roll), - - $13 75 

" 2500 Bricks, - - - 15 00 

" Bricklaying, - - - 14 00 

" Lime and gravel, - - 3 87 

July 11, " Inlet stones and porterage, - 7 38 
<• Curb and gutter stone, and stone cut- 
ting at fixing cover, - 4 72 
" Large sized cast iron frame and cover, 12 60 
" Carpenter worh, porterage &c, 2 50 

$73 82 



New Inlet S. W. corner of Delaware Second and Cedar sts. 

June 13, For Labor (per pay roll), - 
27, " Ditto, ditto, 
" 4500 Bricks, - 
" Bricklaying, - 
" Lime and gravel, 
" Inlet stones and porterage, - 
" Curb and gutter stones, and stone 

cutting at fixing frame, &c, 
" Large size cast iron frame and cover, 12 
" Carpenter work, porterage, &c, 

$115 96 



$12 


94 


19 


25 


27 


00 


16 


00 


5 


72 


8 


20 


' 11 75 


i 12 


60 


2 


50 



of the Common Council. 179 

New Inlet S. E. corner of Delaware Third and Chestnut. 
1850. 
June 13, For Labor (per pay roll), - 

27, " 1500 Bricks, - 
July 11, " Bricklaying, - 

" Pipe, valve, &c, for ventilation, 

" Inlet stones and porterage, 

" Curb and gutter stones, &c, 

" Lime and Gravel, 

" Medium size cast iron frame and cover, 9 

" Carpenter work and porterage, &c, 



$10 69 


11 


62 


14 


00 


12 


05 


7 75 


4 


25 


4 


50 


:r, 9 


45 


3 


15 



$77 46 



Rebuilding Inlet S. E. corner of Delaware Fourth and Cedar. 
June 27, For Labor (per pay roll), - - $13 12 

" 500 Bricks, - 

" Bricklaying, - 

" Inlet stones, - 

" Curb and gutter stones and porterage, 

" Stone cutting fixing frame, 

" Large size cast iron frame and cover, 

" Lime, gravel and porterage, 



3 


00 


11 


50 


2 


71 


9 


50 


2 


50 


12 


60 


5 


75 



$60 68 



New Inlet Schuylkill Fifth and Pine streets. 
July 



11, 


For Labor (per pay roll), - 


$22 44 




" 3500 Bricks, - 


24 50 




" Bricklaying, - 


15 00 




" Gutter stones, and fixing frame, 


5 50 




" Inlet stones, ... 


6 50 




" Lime, gravel and porterage, 


6 25 




" Large size cast iron frame and cover. 


12 60 



2 79 



New Inlet Schuylkill Fifth and Lombard streets. 
Sept. 26, For Labor (per pay roll), - - $14 50 

" 3000 Bricks, - - - 21 00 



Amount carried forward, $35 50 



180 Appendix to the Journal 



1850. Amount brought forward, $35 50 


Sept. 


26, For Bricklaying, ... 16 00 
" Inlet stones and porterage, - 9 00 




" Gutter, curb and fixing frame, and 




porterage, ... 7 21 




" Medium size cast iron frame and cover, 9 45 




" Lime, gravel and porterage, - 5 37 




$82 53 




Rebuilding Inlet Twelfth and Spruce streets. 


Sept. 


26, For Labor (per pay roll), - - $11 00 
" 1000 Bricks, ... 7 00 




" Bricklaying, ... 15 00 
" Large size cast iron frame and cover, 12 60 




" Lime and gravel and porterage, 3 75 




$49 35 


R 


ebuilding Inlet Franklin Place and Chestnut street. 


Oct. 


24, For 500 Bricks, .... $3 50 




" Bricklaying, - - - - ' 11 00 
" Inlet stones and porterage, - 6 75 




" Gutter stone and fixing frame, &c, 6 50 




" Medium size cast iron frame and cover, 9 45 




" Lime, gravel and porterage, - 6 25 




$43 45 



Rebuilding Two Inlets Tenth street north of Lombard street. 

" For Labor (per pay roll), - $18 00 

" 2000 Bricks, - 14 00 

" Bricklaying, ... 23 50 

" Inlet stones and porterage, &c, 5 37 

" Curb and gutter stones and fixing frames, 12 00 
" 1 Large and one 1 medium size cast iron 

frame and cover, - - 22 05 

" Lime, gravel and porterage, - 2 25 

$97 17 



of the Common Council. 181 

1850. General repairs to Seivers, Inlets, $c. 

Oct. 24, For Lumber and carpenter work, 
" Bricks and bricklaying, 
" Lime, gravel and porterage, 
" Labor (per pay roll), 
" Castings, - 

" Hardware, smithing, curb, &c, - 



$24 82 


109 


00 


27 


16 


89 


75 


5 


95 


16 


84 


$273 52 



Neio Paving Sycamore street from Spruce to Locust. 
Aug. 29, For Labor (per pay roll), - - $5 00 

Sept. 12, " Ditto, grading, ditto, - 53 26 

26, " Ditto, paving, ditto, - 39 62 

" 48 Team loads gravel, - 43 20 

" 34 Ditto paving stones, - - 110 50 
" 16 Feet flags, - 5 28 

" Smithing, hardware, rammers, wheel- 
barrows, porterage, &c, - 6 67 

265 Square yards, cost about $1 per yard. 

New Paving Westmoreland street from Juniper and Syca- 
more streets. 
Sept. 12, For Labor at grading (per pay roll), 
26, " Ditto, paving, ditto, 

" 12 Team loads paving stones, - 
" 26 Ditto gravel, 
" 500 Gutter bricks, - 
" 24 Feet flagstones, - 
" Smithing, wheelbarrows, hardware, 
rammers, porterage, &c, 

102 Square yards, cost about $1 07 per yard. 

New Paving Schuylkill Fourth from Spruce to Locust street. 

Aug. 29, For Labor (per pay roll), - - $5 50 

Sept, 26, " Ditto, grading, ditto, i - 185 31 

" Ditto, paving, ditto, - - 33 75 



$263 53 


and Syca- 


$18 50 

13 94 

39 00 

23 40 

4 00 

7 92 


e 7 

2 55 


$109 31 



Amount carried forward, $224 56 

24 



182 Appendix to the Journal 

1850. Amount brought forward, $224 65 
Oct. 7, For Labor, paving, (per pay roll), - 109 37 
" 161 Team loads paving stones, - 523 25 
" 315 Ditto gravel, - 214 20 
" 4000 Gutter bricks, - 31 00 
" 143JJ Feet flagstones, - - 46 94 
" Smithing, rammers, hardware, wheel- 
barrows, porterage, &c, - . 30 17 

1207 Square yards, cost about 97J cts. per yard. $1179 39 



New paving Schuylkill Fourth from Spruce to Walnut st. 

Aug. 29, For Labor (per pay roll), 
Oct. 7, " Ditto, grading, ditto, 

" Ditto, paving, ditto, 
24, " Ditto, ditto, ditto, 

" 148 Team loads paving stones, - 

" 291 Ditto gravel, 

" 4500 Gutter bricks, 

" 49 T 6 2 Feet flagstones, 

" Smithing, rammers, hardware, wheel- 
barrows, porterage, &c, - 27 43 

1097 Square yards, cost about 96 cts. per yard. $1053 98 



$5 


00 


150 


00 


110 


81 


30 


75 


481 


00 


197 


88 


34 87 


16 


24 



New Paving Schuylkill Fourth from Pine to Lombard street. 

Oct. 7, For Labor, grading, (per pay roll), 
" Ditto, piling stones, ditto, 
24, " Ditto, paving, ditto, 

" 118 Team load paving stones, 
" 272 Ditto gravel, 
" 3000 Gutter bricks, 
" 80 Feet flagstones, 
" Smithing, rammars, hardware, wheel- 
barrows, porterage, &c, - 22 10 

883 Square yards, cost about 9TJ cts. per yard. $862 27 



$100 


00 


5 


00 


117 


06 


383 


50 


184 


96 


23 25 


26 40 



of the Common Council. 18 3 

New Paving Locust Street from Schuylkill Second to Third 

street. 
1850. 
Oct. 24, For Labor (per day roll), - $8 50 
" Ditto, grading, ditto, - - 145 32 
Nov. 28, " Ditto, paving, ditto, - - 179 23 
" 198 Team loads paving stones, 643 50 
" 308 Ditto gravel, - 209 44 
" 5500 Gutter bricks, - - 42 62 
" 100 Feet flagstones, - - 33 00 
" Smithing, rammers, hardware, wheel- 
barrows, porterage, &c, - 37 15 



1482 Square yards, cost about 88 cts. per yard. $1298 76 



New Paving Factory street from Beech to Willoiu street. 

Sept. 26, For Labor, grading, (per pay roll), $26 37 

Oct. 24, " Ditto, ditto, ditto, - 

" Ditto, paving, ditto, 

" 56 Team loads paving stones, 

" 62 Ditto, gravel, 

" 3000 Gutter bricks, - 

" 54 Feet flagstones, - 

a Smithing, hardware, rammers, wheel- 
barrows, porterage, &c, - 

425 Square yards, cost about 90 cts. per yard. 



New Paving Porcelain street about 265 feet west from 
Schuylkill Tliird Street. 

Oct. 7, For Labor, grading, (per pay roll), 
Dec. 12, " Ditto, paving, ditto, 

" 30 Team loads paving stones, 

" 56 Ditto gravel, 

" 1500 Gutter bricks, - 

" Smithing, hardware, rammers, wheel- 
barrows, porterage, &c, - 

235 Square yards, cost about 98 \ cts. per yard. 



20 25 


55 


94 


182 


00 


42 


16 


25 


50 


17 82 


?ei- 

10 62 


$380 


66 



$40 00 
30 31 
97 50 
38 08 
11 55 
;el- 

5 78 


$223 22 



184 Appendix to the Journal 

New Paving Palo Alto street from Harrison to Hampton st. 



1850. 








Oct. 24, 


For Labor, grading, (per pay roll), 


$20 00 


Nov. 14, 


a 


Ditto, paving, ditto, 


13 20 




it 


15 Team loads paving stones, - 


48 75 




a 


20 Ditto gravel, 


13 60 




u 


500 Gutter bricks, 


3 87 




a 


15 Feet flagstones, 


4 95 




a 


Smithing, hardware, rammers, wheel 


- 






barrows, porterage, &c, 


2 85 



114 Square yards, cost about 94 cents per yard. $107 22 



New Paving Ivy Street from Tenth to Eleventh street. 
Oct. 



Oct. 

Nov. 



24, For Labor, grading, (per pay roll), 


$58 47 


" Ditto, paving, ditto, 


45 62 


" 50 Team loads paving stones, - 


162 50 


" 78 Ditto gravel 


70 20 


" 2300 Gutter bricks, - 


17 88 


" 33 Feet flagstones, 


10 84 


" Smithing, hardware, rammers, wheel- 


barrows, porterage, &c, 


9 35 


374 Square yards, cost about $1 per yard 


$374 86 


Paving Hampton street from Schuylkill Third west. 


7, For Labor, (per pay roll), 


$3 00 


" Ditto, grading, ditto, - 


27 00 


14, " Ditto, paving, ditto, - 


42 50 


" 32 Team loads paving stones, - 


104 00 


" 54 Ditto gravel, 


36 72 


" 2000 Gutter bricks, 


15 50 


" 25 Feet flagstones, 


8 25 


" Smithing, hardware, rammers, wheel- 


barrows, porterage, &c. 


6 13 


243 Square yards, cost about $1 per yard. 


$243 10 



of the Common Council. 



185 



New Paving Harmstead street from Schuylkill Second to 
Front street. 



1850. 
Nov. 14, 
28, 
Dec. 12, 



For Labor, grading, (per pay roll), $75 00 
Ditto, paving, ditto, - 45 30 
Ditto, ditto, ditto, - 32 87 
74 Team loads paving stones, - 240 50 
140 Ditto gravel, - 95 20 
4000 Gutter bricks, - - 31 00 
25 Feet flagstones, - - 8 25 
Smithing, hardware, rammers, wheel- 
barrows, porterage, &c, - 14 00 



560 Square yards, cost about 97J cts. per yard. $542 12 



New paving Ehn street from Pine to Watt street. 

Nov. 14, For Labor at grading (per pay roll), $25 75 
Ditto, paving, ditto, - 29 31 
23 Team loads paving stones, - 74 75 
36 Ditto gravel, - - 24 48 
1000 Gutter Bricks, - - 8 50 
Smithing, hardware, rammers, wheel- 
barrows, porterage, &c, - 4 35 



174 Square yards, cost about 90 cts. per yard. $167 14 



New Paving Tryon st. from Schuylkill Second to Front st. 

Nov. 14, For Labor (per pay roll), - - $ 3 50 
Ditto, grading, ditto, - - 70 00 
Ditto, paving, ditto, - - 53 87 
50 Team loads stones, - - 162 00 
70 Ditto, gravel, - - 47 60 
2000 Gutter Bricks, - - 15 50 
16 Feet flagstones, - - 5 28 
Smithing, hardware, rammers, wheel- 
barrows, porterage, &c, - 8 35 



374 Square yards, cost about 98 cents per yard. $366 10 



186 



Appendix to the Journal 



Oct. 24, 



Nov. 
Dec. 



14, 
12, 



New Paving Rodman street from Tenth to Eleventh street. 
1850. 

For Labor (per pay roll), - - $ 5 00 
Ditto, grading, ditto, - - 80 00 
Ditto, ditto, ditto, - - 5 88 
Ditto, ditto, ditto, ',- - 42 50 
Ditto, paving, ditto, - - 90 00 
100 Team load paving stones - 325 00 
158 Ditto gravel, - 142 20 
4800 Gutter bricks, - - 3T 20 
65 Feet flagstones, - - 20 45 
Smithing, hardware, rammers, wheel- 
barrows, porterage, &c, - 18 67 



747 Square yards, cost about $1 02| per yard. $766 90 



Neiv Paving Carver st.west 208 feet from Schuylkill Eighth. 



Nov. 14, For Labor, (per pay roll), - 



28, 



$ 3 00 



Dec. 12, 



u 


Ditto, grading, ditto, - 


50 00 


It 


Ditto paving, ditto, 


11 00 


it 


Ditto, ditto, ditto, 


27 50 


tt 


37 Team loads paving stones - 


120 25 


u 


69 Ditto, gravel, - 


46 92 


u 


2100 Gutter bricks, - 


16 27 


u 


25 Feet flagstones, 


8 25 


tt 


Smithing, hardware, rammers, wheel- 






barrows, porterage, &c, 


6 93 



277 Square yards, cost about $1 05 per yard. $290 1: 



New Paving William street from Schuylkill Second to Eront. 
Oct. 24, " 



For Labor (per pay roll), 


- 


- 


$ 5 00 


tt 


Ditto, grading, ditto, 


- 


- 


110 00 


tt 


Ditto, paving, ditto, 


- 


- 


88 31 


it 


87 Team loads paving 


stones, 


- 


282 75 


u 


130 Ditto gravel, 


- 


- 


88 40 


C< 


4500 Gutter bricks, 


- 


- 


37 87 


U 


28 Feet flags, - 


- 


- 


9 42 


it 


Smithing, hardware, rammers, 


wheel- 






barrows, porterage 


&c, 


- 


16 33 



655 Square yards, cost about 97J cts. per yard. $638 08 



of the Common Council. 18 

New Paving Dorsey street from Thirteenth to Juniper street. 

1850. 
Nov. 28, For Labor (per pay roll), - 

" Ditto, grading, ditto, 

Dec. 12, " Ditto, ditto, ditto, 

26, " Ditto, paving, ditto, 

" 53 Team loads paving stones, 
" 64 Ditto gravel, - 
" 2000 Gutter bricks, - 
" 16 T s oFeet flagstones, - 
" Smithing, hardware, rammers, wheel- 
barrows, porterage, &c, - 9 80 



u 


50 


13 


00 


42 


50 


53 


37 


172 25 


m 


60 


15 


50 


4 


50 



396 Square yards, cost about 96J cents per yard. $380 02 

The following streets have been pa? tially prepared for New 
Paving, and filled ivith new pebble stones. 

Keble street from Eighth to Ninth street. 

Nov. 28, For Labor (per pay roll), grading, $14 00 

" Ditto, ditto, piling stones, 5 50 

" 88 Team loads paving stones, - 286 00 

653 Square yards. 



Filmore street from Cox to Pine street. 
Nov. 28, For Labor, grading (per pay roll), 
" Ditto, piling stones, ditto, 
" 28 Team loads paving stones, 

203 Square yards. 

Cox street from Schuylkill Fifth to Sixth street. 

For 162 Team loads paving stones, $526 50 
" Labor piling stones (per pay roll), 9 50 

1213 Square yards. $536 00 

Chatham street, 195 feet east from Schuylkill Fifth street. 
For 24 Team loads paving stones (176 

square yards), - - $78 00 



$305 50 


$28 00 

2 50 

91 00 


$121 50 



Appendix to the Journal 

George street from Schuylkill Fourth to Fifth street. 
1850. ' 
Nov. 28, For 125 Team loads paving stones (934 

square yards), - - $406 25 



Ashton street from Pine to Lombard street. 

For 120 Team loads paving stones (884 

square yards), - - $390 00 



Barley street from Eleventh to Quince. 

For 50 Team loads paving stones (374 

square yards), - - $162 60 



street from Barley to Lombard, between Eleventh 
and Twelfth streets. 

For 20 Team loads paving stones (150 

square yards), - - $65 00 



Repaving Delaware Third street from Chestnut to Dock St., 

with cubical Stone Blocks and relaying Railroad. 
May 25, For Account of cubical stone blocks, $1000 00 
July 2, " Timber for railroad, - 
11, " Labor (per pay roll), - 

" Carpenter work on railroad, - 
25, " Labor, (per pay roll), 

" Carpenter work on railroad, - 
Aug. 10, " Labor (per pay roll), - 
29, " Ditto, ditto, 

" Carpenter work on railroad, - 
" 12 Team loads gravel, 
" 1 Ditto screened gravel, 
" Account of cubical stone blocks, 
Sept. 12, " Labor (per pay roll), - 

" Carpenter work on railroad, - 

" 20 Team loads gravel, 

" 3 Ditto screened gravel, - 

Amount carried forward, $3228 32 



290 


70 


18 


31 


IT 


00 


21 


25 


16 


87 


169 


00 


279 


52 


10 


50 


10 


80 


1 


25 


1000 


00 


355 


25 


16 


12 


18 


00 


3 


75 



of the Common Council. 187 

1850. Amount brought forward, $3,228 32 

Sept. 12, For Labor at relaying old railroad north of 
Chestnut street, to correspond with 
regulation of the new rail south of 
Chestnut, --'.•- 
" Hauling away old railroad sills, 
" New stones for sills of curve at Dock st., 
26, " Labor (per pay roll), - 

" Carpenter work on railroad, 

" 20 Team loads gravel, - 

" 9 Ditto screened gravel, - 

" Labor at laying and fixing curve and 

paving the same, Dock street, 
" Hauling for ditto, 
Oct. 12, " Labor (per pay roll), - 
" Iron, &c, for railroad, - 
" Timber for ditto, - 
Nov. 4, " Blacksmithing, 
14, " Carting, 

" Balance in full for cubical stone blocks, 680 30 

Dec. 12, " Extra labor at stone cutting at beveling 

such cubical stone blocks as are laid 

next to railroad track on both sides, 

" 426 T 8 2 Feet gutter stones, 

" 246 Feet extra wide and extra dressed 

heavy granite stones for crossings, 
" 8 Feet 16 inch wide coping, 
" 1T T 9 2 Feet granite curbing, 
" 131 Feet 20 inches wides heavy gran- 
ite flagstones, - - 52 40 



74 68 


44 


37 


51 


33 


215 


12 


10 


50 


18 


00 


11 


25 


64 


00 


15 12 


10 


75 


649 74 


45 75 


25 


01 


3 


00 


680 


30 


325 


66 


93 


77 


344 40 


3 


20 


8 


90 



Jan. 





1162 Square yards. §5975 57 




Walnut street Tunnel. 




For Amount per bills paid, and to be 




found in statement for 1849, $8174 69 


10, " 


Labor (per pay roll), - - 191 19 


ii 


Smith work for repairs to engine, &c, 89 46 


a 


Carpenter work, - - 34 37 


a 


Repairs, &c, to engine, - 191 15 


it 


Wood for running engine, - 26 76 


a 


Steam packing, - - 10 00 



Amount carried forward, §8717 62 

25 



188 Appendix to the Journal 

1850. Amount brought forward, $8717 62 

Jan. 10, For Levers, &c, for engine, and repairs to 

pump,&c, 523 94 

" Casting for engine and pumps, 16 82 

" Wages for running engine and pumps, 107 80 

" Repairs to engine and pumps, - 58 62 

" 35,000 Hard bricks at $6, - 210 00 

20, " Plumbing for pumps, &c, - 302 43 

24, " Labor (per pay roll), - - 206 75 

" Rent for office, - - 10 50 

" Repairs, &c, to engines, - 75 62 

" Plastering with cement, - 18 00 

" Carpenter work, - - 42 81 

" 10,200 Hard bricks at $5 75, - 58 65 

" Lime, - 57 35 

" Excavating, - ' - - 90 00 

" Blacksmithing and repairs to engine, 40 96 

" 62,300 Bricks per contract, at $6 25, 389 37 

" Lumber, ... 175 55 

« 32,100 Bricks per contract, at $6 25, 200 62 

Feb. 14, " Piling, &c, - - - 89 88 

" Labor (per pay roll), - - 291 00 

" Wood for running engine, - 83 12 

" Excavating, - - - 80 00 

" Wages for running engine, &c, 109 50 

" 2000 Bricks at $5 75, - 11 50 

" Carpenter work, - - 45 00 

28, " Labor (per pay roll), - - 259 25 

" Sundry small bills, - - 60 53 

" Carpenter work, - - 36 87 

" 30,500 Bricks per contract, at $6 50, 198 25 

" Oil, porterage, &c, - - 46 20 

Mar. 14, " Labor (per pay roll), - - 215 75 

" Coke for running engine, - 48 00 

" Shovels, &c, - - - 20 49 

" 52 Barrels Rosendale cement, - 65 00 

" 40,000 Bricks per contract, at $6 75, 270 00 

u Wire work for pump, - - 14 78 

" Account of brick work, - 100 00 

" Carpenter work, - - 36 25 

" 25,050, Bricks per contract, at $6 75, 169 08 

" Excavating, 130 00 

" 25,000 Bricks per contract, at $6 75, 168 75 



Amount carried forward, $13852 16 



of the Common Council. 



189 



1850. 
Mar. 14, 



28, 



April 11, 



25 

May 9, 

16, 
23, 

June 14, 

27, 
July 11, 



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■25, 



Amount brought forward, 
Brick work, - 

10,000 Bricks per contract, at $6 
Brick work, - 

20,300 Bricks per contract, at $6 
Labor (per pay roll), - 
Carpenter work, 
Labor (per pay roll), - 
Carpenter work, 
Sundry small bills, 
Lumber bills, - 
Oil, candles, &c, 
Excavating, - 
Porterage, - 
Oil, cask, &c. - 
Labor (per pay roll), - 
Carpenter work, 
Excavating, - 
Labor (per pay roll), - 
Carpenter work, 

Smith work for repairs to engine, 
Excavating, - 
Labor (per pay roll) 
Carpenter work, 
Lumber, - 

Labor (per pay roll), - 
Carpenter work, 
Carting, &c, - 

Excavating, ... 
Lime, - 

Tin work, - 

Material and piling, on account, 
Labor (per pay roll), - 
Carpenter work, 
Labor (per pay roll), - 
Sundry small bills, 
Oil, candles, &c, 
32,350 bricks at $6, - 
Potter's clay, - 
Blacksmithing, 
Carting, - 

Labor (per pay roll), - 
Carpenter work, 



75, 

75, 



$13852 61 

48 11 

67 50 

28 37 

137 02 

268 00 

41 69 
319 69 

33 00 
77 69 

275 90 

48 96 

150 00 

1 25 
46 20 

343 55 

30 00 

100 00 

289 19 

30 00 

26 76 

442 00 

247 38 

30 00 

52 80 

255 06 

42 00 

2 75 

20 00 

37 92 
10 64 

100 00 
229 75 

21 00 
128 25 

38 99 

34 12 
194 10 

2 00 

45 99 

1 00 

106 00 

34 50 



Amount carried forward, 



$18291 74 



190 Appendix to the Journal 

1850. Amount brought forward, 

July 25, For Hardware, - 

" Lumber bills, - 

" Repairs to engine, 

" Materials and piling, on account, 

" Gravel for coffer-dam, 

" Lime, - 

Aug. 15, " Labor (per pay roll), - 

" Carpenter work, 

" Castings, - 

29, " Labor (per pay roll), - 

" Carpenter work, 

" Materials and piling, on account, 

" Coke for running engine, 

Sept. 12, " Smith work repairing engine, - 

" Labor (per pay roll), - 

" Carting, - 

" Gravel for coffer-dam, - 

" Account of hire of extra engine, 

" Account of materials and piling, 

26, " Labor, (per pay roll), - 

" Carpenter work 

" Sundry small bills, 

" Gravel 

" Rent of engine, 

Oct. 10, " Labor (per pay roll), - 

" 3000 Bricks at $6 25, 

" Coke for running engine, 

" Repairs and rent of extra engine, 

" Gravel, 

" Carpenter work, (night work), 

" Carting, - 

24, " Smith work, - 

" Labor (per pay roll), - 

" Carpenter work, 

" Oil, candles, &c, - - 

Nov. 14, " Labor (per pay roll) - 

" Carpenter work, 

" Carting, - 

" Smithing at repairs to engine, - 

" Ring stones per contract, for mouth of 
tunnel, 

" Stone cutting, - 

Amount carried forward, 



$18291 74 


87 14 


1171 96 


181 


15 


150 


00 


49 


95 


32 


37 


103 


75 


39 


38 


11 


00 


112 


00 


22 


50 


150 


00 


312 


60 


77 


89 


127 75 


2 75 


5 40 


75 00 


100 


00 


198 


93 


20 


25 


43 


73 


4 40 


105 50 


297 


00 


18 


75 


128 75 


571 


09 


10 


00 


90 


00 


4 


00 


20 


59 


185 49 


24 


00 


31 


02 


84 


67 


30 


00 


27 75 


. 44 67 


;h of 




213 00 


12 


00 


$23269 


92 



of the Common Council. 191 



1850. 




Amount brought forward, 


$23269 92 


Nov. 14, 


For Iron work, pipes, &c, for venti- 








lator, put up in the buildings 








of Jesse Godley, Esq., 


- 149 90 




u 


Stone cutting at fixing covers on 
seven inlets, gutter and curb 








stones, &c, at ditto, - 


- 83 87 


28, 


a 


Lumber bill, - 


- 23 43 




it 


7000 Bricks at $6 50, - 


- 45 50 




a 


Account of repairing wharf, - 


- 150 00 




a 


Plumbing at repairs to engine, 


- 18 63 




u 


Smith work, repairing engine, 


- 48 00 




a 


Lumber, - 


- 45 91 


Dec. 12, 


a 


Bricklaying, - 


- 979 09 




a 


Inlet stones and porterage, - 


- 51 36 




a 


Cast iron frames and covers for 8 inlets, 81 90. 


26, 


a 


Carpenter work, - 


- 2 75 




a 


Stone for covering manhole, - 


- 7 75 




a 


Stone cutting, - 


- 3 13 




a 


Carting away rubbish, &c, - 


- 12 50 




a 


42,000 Hard bricks, - ' - 


- 262 50 




a 


Hardware, - 


_ - 21 40 




a 


Balance of bill for driving sheet ^ 


piles 






for coffer dam, drawing the same, 






hire of piling machine, repairs to 






wharf, &c, 


- 649 75 




a 


3500 Paving bricks, 


- 31 50 




a 


Lime, 


- 9 25 




a 


Lumber for repairs to wharf - 


- 216 69 




a 


Cement, - 


- 43 50 




$26208 23 



Respectfully submitted. 

JOSEPH GOVETT, 
City Commissioner. 



192 Appendix to the Journal 



Repairing City Railroad east of Broad street 

1850. 
Jan. 10, For Labor (per Superintendent's pay roll 

11, " Smith work, 

24, " Labor (per pay roll), 

30, " Stones for sills, &c, - 

Feb. 14, " Labor (per pay roll), 

28, " Ditto, ditto, 

" Sundry small bills, 

Mar. 14, " Labor (per pay roll) 

28, " Ditto, ditto, 

" Hauling snow plough, - 

" Sheathing, - 

" Cast steel, - 

April 11, " Carpenter work, 

" Labor (per pay roll), - 

" Sundry small bills, 

25, " Carpenter work, 

" Labor (per pay roll), - 

May 9, " Ditto ditto, 

" Spikes, 

" Railroad iron, - 

" Castings, - 

" Smith work, - 

" Carting, - 

23, " Labor (per pay roll), - 

" Carpenter work, 

" Railroad iron, 

June 13, " Labor (per pay roll), 

" Carting, - - . 

" Stones for sills, &c., 

27, " Labor (per pay roll), - 

July 11, " Ditto, ditto, 

" Sundry small bills, 

" Carting, - 

" Printing blank bills, 

" Rent of lot for materials, 

25, " Labor (per pay roll), - 

" Smith work, - 

Amount carried forward, $2124 14 



) $ 3T 75 


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of the Common Council. 193 

1850. Amount brought forward, $2124 14 

Aug. 15, For Labor (per pay roll), - 120 50 

" Carpenter work, - - 10 12 

" Spikes, - - - 45 50 

" Railroad iron, - - 282 78 

" Carting, - - - 22 62 

29, " Labor (per pay roll), - - 65 50 

" Sundry small bills, - - 11 65 

Sept. 12, " Labor (per pay roll), - 10 00 

" Carting, - - - 4 75 

" Stones for sills, &c, - - 11 91 

" Sundry small bills, - - 33 44 

26, " Labor (per pay roll), - 26 06 

" Smith work, - - - 275 64 

" Castings, - - - 129 42 

" Carting, - - - 3 00 

" Rent of lot for materials, - 16 50 

Oct. 7, " Labor (per pay roll), - - 58 50 

28, " Ditto, ditto, - - 68 43 

Nov. 14, " Ditto, ditto, - - 109 00 

" Carpenter work, - - 5 25 

" Carting, - - . 30 50 

" Lumber, - - - 14 13 

28, " Labor (per pay roll), - 74 25 

" Rent of yard for materials, - 13 50 

Dec. 12, " Labor (per pay roll), - 49 25 

" Carting, - - . 18 50 

26, " Labor (per pay roll), - 58 06 

" Carpenter work, - - 10 63 

" Blacksmithing, - - 8 31 

" Stone for sills, - - 151 80 

" Railroad iron, - - 223 48 

" Blacksmithing, - - 104 83 

$4191 95 



194 Appendix to the Journal 



G-eneral Miscellaneous Expenditures. 
1850. For City Surveyor's Office, as per bills : 



Wages of Assistants, 


$704 89 


Rent of office, 


300 00 


Instruments and repairs, 


172 00 


Stationery, stakes, &c, 


73 92 



$1250 81 
Excavating Walnut street dock for the 

better passage of water out of the 

Walnut st. tunnel, as per contract, 1170 40 
Cast iron Index plates, as 

per contract, 
Nails for putting up ditto, 
Porterage on ditto, 
Wages for putting ditto on 

corner of streets, 



Marble blocks for number- 
ing Omnibus stands at 
Exchange 

Porterage on ditto, 



$914 


25 


23 


52 


18 


87 


62 87 


$36 00 




75 



1019 51 



36 75 



Wages for Inspector of pebble paving 

stones, collection of bills, &c, 268 00 

Bills paid for paving private alley, 
footways, and curbing for new pav- 
ing, &c, liens entered for same, 173 57 
Taxes paid for lot occupied by the 

City during the year 1849, 207 90 

Lumber, &c, - - 50 43 

Examining location of sewer, - 9 25 

Carpenter work, &c, - - 26 83 

Sundry small bills, such as hardware, 
carting, lumber, printing, &c, for 
quarter ending 31st March, 1850, 149 86 

Sundry small bills as above, for quar- 
ter ending 30th June, 1850, - 167 55 

Amount carried forward, $4530 86 



of the Common Council. 195 

1350. Amount brought forward, $4530 86 

For Sundry small bills as above, for 
quarter ending 30th September 
1850, 157 51 

" Sundry small bills as above, for 

quarter ending Dec. 31st, 1850, 141 65 

" Items stated under head of North- 
ern District, for unpaved streets, 
pumps, &c, - - 968 43 

" Items stated under head of South- 
ern District, for unpaved streets, 
pumps, &c, - - 776 91 

$6575 36 



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APPENDIX No. XXVIII. 



ACCOUNT 



KECEIPTS AND PAYMENTS 



THE CITY TREASURY, 



From January 1st, 1850, to December Zlst, 1850. 



204 
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Appendix to the Journal 

Cash Account of the Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens 



January, 1850. 

To Balance in the Treasury, 

To Thomas Millar, on account of water rents for 

1850, received during the month, . 
To William W. Smith, do. do., . 
To William Patten, do. do., 
To George W. Gillingham, do. do., . 
To William Alexander, on account of taxes for 

1849, received during the month, . 
To Richard W. M'Dowell, ditto, 
To Robert H. Beresford, 



To Thomas W. Blake, 

To John Yard, Jr., 

To George W. Briggs, 

To James B. Beers, 

To Robert P. James, 

To Frederick A. Plummer, 



ditto, 
ditto, 
ditto, 
ditto, 
ditto, 
ditto, 
ditto, 



ditto, 
ditto, 
ditto, 
ditto, 
ditto, 
ditto, 
ditto, 
ditto, 



To Contingent Moneys, received from sundry 
persons during the month, 

To Sinking Fund, received interest and pre- 
mium on Loan, 

To Registered Taxes, received from John F. 
Deal, late County Treasurer, 

To Six per cent. Loan, Ordinance of November 
22, 1849, redeemable January 1, 1880, re- 
ceived on loan from sundry persons, 

To Commissioners of Girard Estates, received 
from Isaac Myer, Agent, 

To Appropriation 4, received from Trustees of 
Philadelphia Gas Works, 

To Pawn Brokers' Licenses, received from 
sundry persons, during the month, 

To John Diehl, on account of rents, . 

To Water Rents of 1850, received from George 
W. M'Mahon, 



Dolls. 



a 



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1900 00 
2000 00 
3000 ;oo 

3600 'oo 
1500 00 
1200 00 
1000 00 

700 00 
1000 00 
1000 00 
2000 00 

800 00 

50 00 
335 33 

504 63 

58400 00 

150 00 

1205 65 

250 'oo 
12955 13 

651 



Dolls. 

98607 



96902 



49 



195509 '59 



of the Common Council, 
of Philadelphia, — C. Stevenson, City Treasurer. 



205 
Cr. 



January, 1850. 

By Appropriation 2, The Committee of Finance, 

paid Mayor's orders, this month, . 
By Appropriation 3, The Committee on Police, 

paid Mayor's orders, this month, . 
By Appropriation 4, the Committee on Public 

Highways, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 
By Appropriation 5, the Committee on Cleansing 

the City, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 
By Appropriation 6, the Committee on City 

Property, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 
By Sinking Fund, paid Mayor's orders, this 

month, 

By Paul Beck Jr/s Legacy, paid Mayor's order 

to William Biddle, 

By Interest Account of the fund to purchase 

fuel, 

By Certificates of Five per cent. Loan, redeem- 
able July 1, 1849, paid sundry loan-holders, 
By the Stockholders' Interest Account, paid 

sundry stockholders, this month, 

By Balance in the Treasury, 



Dolls. 



2191 



C. Dolls. 



52 



C. 



1114 16 

5218 29 
150 00 



2426 
11267 

250 

225 

26800 

80133 



27 



15 



129776 
65733 



195509 59 



27 



206 
Dr. 



Appendix to the Journal 

Cash Account of the Mayor, Aldermen & Citizens 



February, 1850. 

To Balance in the Treasury, 

To Thomas Millar, on account of water rents for 

1850, received during the month, . 
To William W. Smith, do. do., . 
To William Patten, do. do., 
To George W. Gillingham, do. do., 
To Robert H. Beresford, on account of taxes for 

1849, received during the month, . 
To Isaac Sulger, ditto, ditto, 
To William Alexander, ditto, ditto, 
To John Yard, Jr., ditto, ditto, 
To William Yard, ditto, ditto, 
To William H. Wilson, ditto, ditto, 
To James B. Beers, ditto, ditto, 
To George W. Briggs, ditto, ditto, 
To William W. Watt, ditto, ditto, 
To Thomas W. Blake, ditto, ditto, 
To Charles M'Cowen, ditto, ditto, 
To Richard W. M'Dowell, ditto, ditto, 
To John Diehl on account of rents, . 
To Six per cent. Loan, Ordinance of November 
22, 1849, redeemable January 1, 1880, re- 
ceived on Loan from sundry persons, 
To Sinking Fund, received interest and pre- 
mium on Loan, 

To Appropriation 2, received from Adam Tra- 

quair, 

To Appropriation 5, ditto, ditto, 
To Interest Account of the Fund to purchase 
fuel, received 6 months' dividend on Pennsyl- 
vania Bank stock, 

To Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, received 
from Trustees of Philadelphia Gas Works, 6 
months' State Tax on City Gas Loan, 
To Water Rents of 1850, received from George 
W. M'Mahon, Register, 



Dolls. 



4700 
3600 
4000 
4000 

1400 

1000 

1925 

900 

1000 

1000 

2000 

1000 

900 

1000 

1000 

1000 

18302 



03000 

2999 

75 
300 

48 

821 
450 



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Dolls. 



65733 14 



116421 79 
182154 93 



of the Common Council, 
of PhiladelpJiia, — C. Stevenson, City Treasurer. 



207 

Cr. 



February, 1850. 

By Appropriation 1, The Watering Committee 
paid Mayor's orders, this month, . 

By Appropriation 2, The Committee of Finance, 
paid Mayor's orders, this month, . 

By Appropriation 3, The Committee on Police, 
paid Mayor's orders, this month, . 

By Appropriation 4, The Committee on Public 
Highways, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 

By Appropriation 5, the Committee on Cleans- 
ing the City, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 

By Appropriation 6, The Committee on City 
Property, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 

By Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, paid Mayor's 
orders, this month, .... 

By Interest Account of the Fund to purchase 
fuel, paid Mayor's orders, this month, . 

By Samuel Scottin's Legacy, paid order to Isaac 
Elliott, 

By Sinking Fund, paid order to V. & J. F. Gil- 
pin, 

By the Stockholders' Interest Account, paid 
sundry stockholders, this month, . 

By Balance in the Treasury, . . 



Dolls. 

18431 

4330 
9859 
2396 



a Doih. 

22 

4'.) 
53 

08 



740 32 



3159 
5755 
174 
12 
1235 
1638 



a 



47742 67 
134412 i26 



182154 



93 



208 
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Appendix to the Journal 

Cash Account of the Mayor, Aldermen & Citizens 



March, 1850. 

To Balance in the Treasury, 

To Thomas Millar, on account of water rents 

for 1850, received during the month, 
To William W. Smith, ditto, ditto, 

To William Patten, ditto, ditto, 

To George W. Gillingham, ditto, ditto, 
To William Alexander, on account of taxes for 

1849, received during the month, . 
To John Yard, Jr., ditto, ditto, 

To William H. Wilson, ditto, ditto, 

To George W. Briggs, ditto, ditto, 

To James B. Beers, ditto, ditto, 

To Frederick A. Plummer, ditto, ditto, 
To Richard W. McDowell, ditto, ditto, 
To Thomas W. Blake, ditto, ditto, 

To Thomas H. Allen, ditto, ditto, 

To William W. Watt, ditto ditto, 

To William Yard, ditto, ditto, 

To Robert H. Beresford, ditto, ditto, 

To Six per cent. Loan, Ordinance of November 
22, 1849, redeemable January 1, 1880, re- 
ceived on Loan from sundry persons, 
To Sinking Fund, received premium on Loan, 
To John Diehl, on account of rents, . 
To Appropriation 3, received from A. Traquair, 
To Appropriation 4, ditto, ditto, 

To Appropriation 6, ditto, ditto, 

To Paul Beck, Jr.'s Legacy, received from Paul 

Lajus, • 

To Pawn Brokers' Licenses, received from M. J. 

Vanderslice and J. H. Brady, 
To Commissioners of Girard Estates, received 

from Isaac Myer, Agent, 
To City Railroad, received from John Neff, 
To Water Rents of 1850, received from George 

W. M'Mahon, 

To Contingent Moneys, received from sundry 

persons, during the month, 
To Market Rents, received from Clerks of Market, 



1850, April 1, To Balance in Bank of North 
America, 



Dolls. 



00 
00 
00 
00 

00 
00 

(10 
00 
00 

00 
2000 1 00 
1500 00 



4300 
3200 
4G00 
2400 

1830 
1000 
1000 
800 
1500 
1200 



C. Dolls. ] a 



300 

500 

1000 

800 



19400 
233 
3634 
200 
150 
150 

250 

100 

150 

773 

704 

686 
9 



134412 26 



54371 ^6 

188783 !32 



133852 67 



of the Common Council, 
of Philadelphia, — C. Stevenson, City Treasurer. 



209 
Cr. 



March, 1850. 

By Appropriation 1, The Watering Committee, 

paid Mayor's orders, this month, 
By Appropriation 2, The Committee of Finance, 

paid Mayor's orders, this month, . 
By Appropriation 3, The Committee on Police, 

paid Mayor's orders, this month, . 
By Appropriation 4, The Committee on Public 

Highways, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 
By Appropriation 5, The Committee on Cleansing 

the City, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 
By Appropriation 6, The Committee on City 

Property, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 
By Sinking Fund, paid order to V. & J. F. Gilpin, 
By the Stockholders' Interest Account, paid sun- 
dry stockholders, this month, 

By Balance in the Treasury, 



Dolls. 



54930 
133852 



a 



lss7s:i Z2 



210 
Dr. 



Appendix to the Journal 

Cash Account of the Mayor, Aldermen & Citizens 



April, 1850. 

To Balance in the Treasury, 

To Thomas Millar, on account of water rents for 

1850, received during the month, . 
To George W. Gillingham, ditto, ditto, 
To William W. Smith, ditto, ditto, 

To William Patten, ditto, ditto, 

To John Yard Jr., on account of taxes for 1849, 

received during the month, 
To Charles M'Cowen, ditto, ditto, 

To William W. Watt, ditto, ditto, 

To William H. Wilson, in full of taxes for 1849, 
To Richard W. M'Dowell, on account of taxes 

for 1849, received during the month, 
To George W. Briggs, ditto, ditto, 

To James B. Beers, ditto, ditto, 

To Frederick A. Plummer, ditto, ditto, 
To William Yard, ditto, ditto, 

To Robert H. Beresford, ditto, ditto, 

To Thomas W. Blake, in full of taxes for 1849, 
To John K. M'Curdy, ditto, ditto, 

To Contingent Moneys, received from Adam 

Traquair, 

To Sinking Fund, 

To Six per cent. Loan, Ordinance of November 

22, 1849, redeemable January 1, 1880 . 
To Appropriation 4, received from Trustees 

Philadelphia Gas Works, 
To John Diehl, on account of rents, 
To Water Rents of 1850, received from George 

W. M'Mahon, Register, 



May, 1850. 

To Balance in the Treasury, 

To Thomas Millar, on account of water rents 

for 1850, received during the month, 
To William Patten, ditto, ditto, 

To George W. Gillingham, ditto, ditto, 
To William W. Smith, ditto, ditto, 



Amount carried forward, 



Dolls. 


C. 


Dolls. 
133852 


3700 


00 




4100 


00 




4100 


00 




4200 


00 




700 


00 




1000 


00 




500 


00 




1159 


10 




1000 


00 




500 


00 




1000 


00 




500 


00 




1200 


00 




800 


00 




269 


04 




487 


42 




445 


07 




387 


47 




25200 


00 




838 


05 




3525 


87 




808 


20 








56421 




190273 






149822 


4700 


00 




4700 


00 




4500 00 




5300 


00 




19200 


oti 


149822 



21 



58 



of the Common Council. 



211 



of Philadelphia,— C. Stevenson, City Treasurer. 



Cr. 



April, 1850. 

By Appropriation 1, The Watering Committee, 
paid Mayor's orders, this month, 

By Appropriation 2, The Committee of Finance, 
paid Mayor's orders, this month 

By Appropriation 3, The Committee on Police, 
paid Mayor's orders, this month 

By Appropriation 4, The Committee on Public 
Highways, paid Mayor's orders this month, 

By Appropriation 5, The Committee on Cleansing 
the City, paid Mayor's orders this month, 

By Appropriation 6, The Committee on City 
Property, paid Mayor's orders this month, 

By Appropriation 7, The Committee on Legacies 
and Trusts, paid Mayor's orders this month, 

By Sinking Fund, ..... 

By The Stockholders' Interest Account paid sun- 
dry stockholders, this month 

By Balance in the Treasury, 



May, 1850. 

By Appropriation 1, The Watering Committee, 

paid Mayor's orders this month, 
By Appropriation 2, The Committee of Finance, 

paid Mayor's orders this month 
By Appropriation 3, The Committee on Police, 

paid Mayor's orders this month, 

Amount carried forward, 



Dolls. 

15G85 

1302 

9927 

2952 

720 

8005 

212 
1475 

170 



15820 
1490 



9857 



27168 



Dolls. 



C. 



40451 30 
149822 58 



190273 



212 
Dr. 



Appendix to the Journal 

Cash Account of the Mayor, Aldermen & Citizens 



May, 1850. 

Amount brought forward, 
To William Alexander, in full of taxes for 1849, 

To Richard W. M'Dowell, ditto, ditto, 

To John Yard, Jr., ditto, ditto, 

To James B. Beers, ditto, ditto, 

To Frederick A. Plummer, ditto, ditto, 

To Thomas H. Allen, ditto, ditto, 

To William Yard, ditto, ditto, 

To George W. Briggs, ditto, ditto, 

To Charles M'Cowen, ditto, ditto, 

To Robert H. Beresford, ditto, ditto, 

To William W. Watt, on account of taxes for 

1849, received during the month, . 

To Isaac Sulger, in full of taxes for 1849 . 

To Sinking Fund, 

To Six per cent. Loan, Ordinance of March 14, 

1850, redeemable January 1, 1881, 

To Appropriation 4, received from A. Traquair, 
To Appropriation 7, ditto, ditto, 

To Interest Account of the Pennsylvania Rail- 
road Company, received interest, , 
To John Diehl, on account of rents, 
To Water rents of 1850, received from sundry 
persons, during the month, 



June, 1850. 

To Balance in the Treasury, 

To Thomas Millar, on account of water rents for 

1850, received during the month, . 
To William Patten, ditto, ditto, 

To George W. Gillingham, ditto, ditto, 
To William W. Smith, ditto, ditto, 

To William W. Watt, in full of taxes for 1849, 
To Contingent Moneys, received from sundry 

persons, during the month, . 
To Sinking Fund, received premium on Loan, 
To General Appropriation Account, received 

from Charles S. Smith, Treasurer Girard 

Trust, 

Amount carried forward, 



Dolls. 


\c. 


Dolls. 


19200 


00 


149822 


525 


D2 




4543 


20 




483 


23 




1123 


43 




1399 


80 




233 


07 




1256 


05 




307 


21 




164 


10 




956 


25 




1000 


00 




2039 


19 




384 


50 




17200 


00 




500 


00 




20 


00 




50108 


33 




5109 


50 




6059 


75 








112614 




262436 






158414 


3000 


00 




2100 


00 




3500 


00 




3500 


00 




710 


25 




2928 


45 




400 


(»o 




6762 


80 

50 




22901 


158414! 



58 



19 



77 



56 



of the Common Council. 



213 



of Philadelphia, — C. Stevenson, City Treasurer. 



Cr. 



May, 1850. 

Amount brought forward, 
By Appropriation 4, The Committee on Public 

Highways, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 
By Appropriation 5, The Committee on Cleansing 

the City, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 
By Appropriation 6, The Committee on City 

Property, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 
By Robert P. James, paid Mayor's order, 

By Sinking Fund, 

By Interest Account of the Fund for relief of 

yellow fever poor, .... 

By the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, 
By Interest Account of the Fund to purchase 

fuel, 

By the Stockholders' Interest Account, paid sun- 
dry stockholders, this month, 

By Balance in the Treasury, 



June, 1850. 

By Appropriation 1, The Watering Committee, 
paid Mayor's orders, this month, . 

By Appropriation 2, The Committee of Finance, I 
paid Mayor's orders this month, 

By Appropriation 3, The Committee on Police, ! 
paid Mayor's orders, this month, . 

By Appropriation 4, The Committee on Public 
Highways, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 

By Appropriation 5, The Committee on Cleans- 
ing the City, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 

By Appropriation G, The Committee on City 
Property, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 

Amount carried forward, 
28 



Dolls. 

27168 

0002 

900 

14319 

265 

4451 



277 ! 30 
50108 33 



37 
491 



17639 
4488 

18260 

5336 

720 

12310 



58756 48 



Dolls. C. 



104022 21 
158414 56 



262436 77 



214 

Dr. 



Appendix to the Journal 

Cash Account of the Mayor, Aldermen & Citizens 



June, 1850. 


Dolls. 


C 


Dolls. 


C. 


Amount brought forward, 


22901 


50 


158414 


50 


To Registered Taxes, received from Peter Kiker, 


7 


67 






To Six per cent. Loan, Ordinance of March 14, 










1850, redeemable January 1, 1881, 
To City Railroad, received from John Neff, 


20000 


0(1 






1419 


01 






To John Diehl, on account of rents, 


2272 


48 






To Water Rents of 1850, received from sundry 










persons, during the month, 


24872 


83 






To Market Rents, received from Clerks of Market, 


9 


00 












71482 


49 








229897 


05 


July, 1850. 










To Balance in the Treasury, 






169164 


30 


To Contingent Moneys, received from Frederick 










Graff, 


100 


00 






To Sinking Fund, 


1618 


34 






To Six per cent. Loan, Ordinance of March 14, 










1850, redeemable January 1, 1881, 


9100 


00 






To Commissioners of Girard Estates, received 










From Isaac Myer, Agent, 


150 


00 






To the Stockholders' Interest Account, received 










from Pennsylvania Railroad Company, for 










back interest, 


4808 


33 






To Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, received 










from William Fennell, Register of Philadel- 










phia Gas Works, 


879 


23 






To John Scott's Legacy for useful inventions, 










received $200, 5 per cent. City Loan paid off, 


200 


00 






To John Diehl, on account of rents, 


5867 


00 






To Water Rents of 1850, received from George 










W. M'Mahon, Register, 


1382 


10 










™ 


24105 


00 








193269 


30 



of the Common Council. 



215 



of PhiladeljMa, — C. Stevenson, City Treasurer. 

June, 1850. 

Amount brought forward, 
By Appropriation 7, The Committee on Legacies 
and Trusts, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 
By Trustees of the Ice Boat, 
By Sinking Fund, 

By Balance in the Treasury, 



Cr. 



Dolls. 



0. \ Dolls. 0. 



58756 48 

68 00 

1500 00 

408 27 



July, 1850. 

By Appropriation 1, The Watering Committee, 
paid Mayor's orders, this month, 

By Appropriation 2, The Committee of Finance, 
paid Mayor's orders, this month, . 

By Appropriation 3, The Committee on Police, 
paid Mayor's orders, this month, . 

By Appropriation 4, The Committee on Public 
Highways, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 

By Appropriation 5, The Committee on Cleans- 
ing the City, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 

By Appropriation 6, The Committee on City 
Property, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 

By Appropriation 7, The Committee on Legacies 
and Trusts, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 

By Appropriation to aid the sufferers by the late 
Fire 

By John Scott's Legacy of $4000, paid Mayor's 
order to George R. Fisher, Chairman, . 

By Interest Account of John Scott's Legacy of 
$4000, 

By Certificates of Five per cent. Loan, redeema- 
ble July 1, 1850, 

By the Stockholders' Interest Account, paid sun- 
dry stockholders, this month, 

By Balance in the Treasury, 



G0732 75 
1691G4 30 



229897 05 



15059 

844 

11204 



707G 41 
1124 05 



8461 

1640 

6000 

200 

216 

31200 

95019 



60| 

— 178046 91 
15222 39 



193269 30 



216 

Dr. 



Appendix to the Journal 

Cash Account of the Mayor, Aldermen & Citizens 



August, 1850. 

To Balance in the Treasury, 

To John Yard, Jr., on account of taxes for 1850, 

received during; the month, 
To Thomas H. Allen, ditto, ditto, 

To Robert H. Beresford, ditto, ditto, 

To Charles M'Cowen, ditto, ditto, 

To Thomas W. Blake, ditto, ditto, 

To George W. Briggs, ditto, ditto, 

To Contingent Moneys, received from Frederick 

Graff, 

To Sinking Fund, received from sundries, 

To Six per cent. Loan, Ordinance of November 

12, 1846, redeemable July 1, 1881, 
To Six per cent. Loan, Ordinance of March 14, 

1850, redeemable January 1, 1881, 
To Appropriation 4, received from Trustees Phi- 
ladelphia Gas Works, .... 
To Appropriation 7, received from George R. 

Fisher, Chairman, .... 
To Interest Account of the Fund to purchase 
fuel, received 6 months' dividend on Pennsyl- 
vania Bank stock, 

To John Diehl, on account of rents, 
To "Water Rents of 1850, received from George 
W. M'Mahon, and Treasurer of Moyamensing, 

To Balance due Bank of North America, 



September, 1850. 

To Thomas W. Blake, on account of taxes for 

1850, received during the month, . 

To John Yard, Jr., ditto, ditto, 

To William Alexander, ditto, ditto, 

To William Yard, ditto, ditto, 

To Thomas H. Allen, ditto, ditto, 

To Charles M'Cowen, ditto, ditto, 

To James B. Beers, ditto, ditto, 

To George W. Briggs, ditto, ditto, 

Amount carried forward, 



Dolls. 


a 


Bolls. 
15222 


500 


00 




1200 


00 




1500 00 




1000 00 




1000 00 




500 


00 




100 


00 




2928 


98 




5000 


00 




800 


00 




499 


25 




45 


25 




48 


00 




12294 


50 




4781 


00 






— 


32197 








9514 




56934 


2200 


00 




1000 00 




1100 00 




2000 00 




700 00 




500 00 




3000 00 




1G00 


0(1 




12100 


00 





of the Common Council, 
of Philadelphia, — C. Stevenson, City Treasurer. 



217 

Cr. 



August, 1850. 


Bolls. 


C. 


Dolls. 


a. 


By Appropriation 1, The Watering Committee, 
paid Mayor's orders, this month, . 










10073 


51 






By Appropriation 2, The Committee of Finance, 
paid Mayor's orders, this month, . 










309 


99 






By Appropriation 3, The Committee on Police, 










paid Mayor's orders, this month, . 


10485 


29 






By Appropriation 4, The Committee on Public 










Highways, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 


8869 


75 






By Appropriation 5, The Committee on Cleansing 
the City, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 










2791 


00 






By Appropriation 6, The Committee on City 










Property, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 


10688 


43 






By Appropriation 7, 1 he Committee on Legacies 










and Trusts, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 


1050 


00 






By Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, paid May- 










or's orders, this month, 


6812 


63 






By Sinking Fund, 


273 


00 






By Interest Account of John Scott's Legacy of 










$4000, 


20 


00 






By Expenses of the Funeral honors of General 










Z. Taylor, 


1977 


82 






By Certificate of Five per cent. Loan, redeem- 










able July 1, 1850, .... 


1900 


00 






By the Stockholders' Interest Account, paid sun- 










dry stockholders this month, 


1683 


40 












56934 


82 








56934 


82 


September, 1850. 










By Balance due Bank of North America, 






9514 


55 


By Appropriation 1, The Watering Committee, 










paid Mayor's orders, this month, . 


2656 


75 






By Appropriation 2, The Committee of Finance, 










paid Mayor's orders, this month, . 


7465 


15 






By Appropriation 3, The Committee on Police, 










paid Mayor's orders, this month, . 


17440 


88 






By Appropriation 4, The Committee on Public 










Highways, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 


8856 


58 
36 






Amount carried forward, 


36425 


9514 


55 



218 
Dr. 



Appendix to the Journal 

Cash Account of the Mayor, Aldermen & Citizens 



September, 1850. 


Bolls. 


C. 


Dolls. 


C. 


Amount brought forward, 


12100 


00 






To Robert H. Beresford, on account of taxes for 










1850, received during the month, . 


1200 


00 






To John K. M'Curdy ditto, ditto, 


1000 


00 






To Isaac Sulger, ditto, ditto, 


1500 


00 






To Contingent Moneys, received from sundry 










persons, during the month, 


1156 


47 






To Sinking Fund, received premium on Loan 










and Ground Rents, .... 


181 


75 






To Registered Taxes, received from S. Wagner, 










County Treasurer, .... 


1155 


02 






To Six per cent. Loan, Ordinance of March 14, 










1850, redeemable January 1, 1881, 


600 


00 






To City Railroad, received from John Neff, 


1214 


77 






To Paul Beck, Jr.'s Legacy, received from Paul 










Lajus, ... ... 


250 


00 






To John Diehl, on account of rents, 


2433 


08 






To Water Rents of 1850, received from George 










W. M'Mahon, Register, 


790 


65 






To Market Rents, received from Clerks of Market, 


3 


00 


23584 
72583 


74 
92 


To Balance due Bank of North America, 












96168 


_ 
66 


October, 1850. 










To Thomas Millar, in full of water rents for 1850, 


185 


26 






To George W. Gillingham, ditto, ditto, 


135 


32 






To William Patten, ditto, ditto, 


174 


15 






To Frederick A. Plummer, on account of taxes 










for 1850, received during the month, 


1000 


00 






To George W. Briggs, ditto, ditto, 


2400 


00 






To Isaac Sulger, ditto, ditto, 


1500 


00 






To Thomas W. Blake, ditto, ditto, 


2600 


00 






To Thomas II. Allen, ditto, ditto, 


1100 


00 






To William Yard, ditto, ditto, 


2500 


00 






To Robert H. Beresford, ditto, ditto, 


2400 


00 






To William Alexander, ditto, ditto, 


1000 


00 






To Robert P. James, ditto, ditto, 


2000 


00 






To Charles M'Cowen, ditto, ditto, 


1000 


00 






To James B. Beers, ditto, ditto, 


2000 


00 
73 






Amount carried forward, 


19994 




~~ 



of the Common Council, 
of Philadelpliia, — C. Stevenson, City Treasurer. 



219 
Cr. 



September, 1850. 


Dolls. 


C. 


Dolls. 


a 


Amount brought forward, 


30425 


36 


9514 


55 


By Appropriation 5, The Committee on Cleans- 










ing the City, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 


720 


00 






By Appropriation 6, The Committee on City 










Property, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 


26829 


00 






By Appropriation 7, The Committee on Legacies 










and Trusts, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 


1350 


00 






By Sinking Fund, 


15841 


25 






By Interest Account of John Scott's Legacy of 










$4000, paid Mayor's order, 


3 


00 






By Certificates of Five per cent. Loan, redeem- 










able July 1, 1850, 


1800 


00 






By Expenses of the Funeral honors of General 










Z. Taylor, ...... 


2030 


00 






By the Stockholders' Interest Account, paid sun- 










dry stockholders, this month, 


1655 


50 












86654 


11 








96168 


66 


October, 1850. 










By Balance due Bank of North America, 






72583 


92 


By Appropriation 1, The Watering Committee, 










paid Mayor's orders, this month, . 


6096 


08 






By Appropriation 2, The Committee of Finance, 










paid Mayor's orders, this month, . 


1198 


64 






By Appropriation 3, The Committee on Police, 










paid Mayor's orders, this month, 


11836 


55 






By Appropriation 4, The Committee on Public 








Highways, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 


13718 16 






By Appropriation 5, The Committee on Cleans- 










ing the City, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 


540 


00 






By Appropriation 6, The Committee on City 










Property, paid Mayor's orders this month, 


15874 


11 






By Appropriation 7, The Committee on Legacies 
and Trusts, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 










2945 


00 
54 






Amount carried forward, 


52208 


72583 


92 



220 



Appendix to the Journal 



Dr. Cash Account of the Mayor, Aldermen 


& Citizens 


October, 1850. 


Dolls. 


C. 


Dolls. 


C. 


Amount brought forward, 


19994 


73 






To John Yard, Jr., on account of taxes for 1850, 










received during the month, 


500 


OO 






To John K. M'Curdy, ditto, ditto, 


500 


00 






To William H. Wilson, ditto, ditto, 


1000 


00 






To Richard W. M'Dowell, ditto, ditto, 


1800 


00 






To Contingent Moneys, received from sundry 










persons, during the month, 


245 


39 






To Sinking Fund, received premium on Loan, 


4718 


20 






To General Appropriation Account, received 










from Charles S. Smith, Treasurer Girard Trust, 


9000 


00 






To the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, received 










from G. V. Bacon, Treasurer, 


27 


41 






To Six per cent. Loan, Ordinance of March 14, 










1850, redeemable January 1, 1881, 


27300 


00 






To Commissioners of Girard Estates, received 










from Isaac Myer, Agent, 


150 


00 






To Appropriation 4, received from Trustees of 










Philadelphia Gas Works, 


526 


64 






To the Stockholders' Interest Account, received 










from Pennsylvania Railroad Company, for 










back interest 


5330 


13 






To Interest Account of the Pennsylvania Rail- 










road Company, 


45 


87 






To John Diehl, on account of rents, 


2500 


00 






To Water Rents of 1850, received from George 










W.,M'Mahon, Register, 


383 


00 


74021 
51814 


46 
95 


To Balance due Bank of North America, 








125836 


41 


November, 1850. 










To Charles M'Cowen, on account of taxes for 










1850, received during the month, . 


4200 


00 






To John Yard, Jr., ditto, ditto, 


4100 00 






To Robert P. James, ditto, ditto, 


6500 


00 






To George W. Briggs, ditto, ditto, 


4050 


oo 






To James B. Beers, ditto, ditto, 


8000 


00 






To William Yard, ditto, ditto, 


4200 


00 






To Thomas W. Blake, ditto, ditto, 


5800 


00 
00 






Amount carried forward, 


36850 







of the Common Council, 
of Philadelphia, — C. Stevenson, City Treasurer. 



221 

Cr. 



October, 1850. 

Amount brought forward, 

By Interest Account of the Fund for relief of 
yellow fever poor, 

By Expenses of the Funeral honors of General 
Z. Taylor, ...... 

By Certificates of Five per cent. Loan, redeem- 
able July 1, 1850, .... 

By the Stockholders' Interest Account, paid sun- 
dry stockholders, this month, 



November, 1850. 

By Balance due Bank of North America, 

By Appropriation 1, The Watering Committee, 

paid Mayor's orders, this month, . 
By Appropriation 2, The Committee of Finance, 

paid Mayor's orders, this month, . 
By Appropriation 3, The Committee on Police, 

paid Mayor's orders, this month, . 



Dolls. C. 

5220s 54 

277 30 

92 87 

200 C 



473 



Amount carried forward, 



29 



5297 



9559 



15179 



7S 



50 



Dolls. C. 
72583 92 



53252 



49 



125836 41 



51814 



72 



93 



83 51«1495 



222 
Dr. 



Appendix to the Journal 

Cash Account qfiJie Mayor, Aldermen & Citizens 



November, 1850. 


Dolls. 


a 


Dolls. 


C. 


Amount brought forward, 


36850 


00 






To Isaac Sulger, on account of taxes for 1850, 










received during the month, 


3300 


00 






To John K. M'Curdy, ditto, ditto. 


5800 


00 






To William H. Wilson, ditto, ditto, 


5800 


00 






To Richard W. M'Dowell, ditto, ditto, 


2550 


00 






To Robert H. Beresford, ditto, ditto, 


5300 


00 






To Frederick A. Plummer, ditto, ditto, 


2000 


00 






To Thomas H. Allen, ditto, ditto, 


2700 


00 






To William Alexander, ditto, ditto, 


3950 


00 






To William W. Watt, ditto, ditto, 


500 


00 






To Contingent Moneys, received from Charles 










A. Poulson, Chairman, 


3 


98 






To Sinking Fund, received premiums on Loans, 


3955 


00 






To General Appropriation Account, received 










from John C. Lang and Charles Yezin, Trus- 










tees, 


20000 


00 






To Six per cent. Loan, Ordinance of November 










12, 1846, redeemable July 1, 1881, 


36500 


00 






To Samuel Scottin's Legacy, received from Ben- 










jamin Long, Executor, .... 


12 


00 






To John Diehl, on account of rents, 


6000 


00 






To Water Rents of 1850, received from George 










W. M'Mahon, Register, 


550 


40 












135771 


38 








135771 




38 


December, 1850. 










To Balance in the Treasury, 






41422 


40 


To William W. Smith, in full of water rents for 










1850, 


1697 42 






To Charles M'Cowen, on account of taxes for 


1 






1850, received during the month, . 


6600 00 






To John Yard, Jr., ditto, ditto, 


7500 00 






To Robert P. James, ditto, ditto, 


9500 00 






To George W. Briggs, ditto, ditto, 


8900 00 






To James B. Beers, - ditto, ditto, 


19000 


oo 






To Wilhain Yard, ditto, ditto, 


12300 


00 






To Thomas W. Blake, ditto, ditto, 


21220 


00 






To Isaac Sulger, ditto, ditto, 


8700 


00 






To John K. M'Curdy, ditto, ditto, 


13200 


00 
42 






Amount carried forward, 


108617 


41422 


40 



of the Common Council. 



223 



of Philadelphia, — C. Stevenson, City Treasurer. 



Cr. 



November, 1850. 

Amount brought forward, 

By Appropriation 4, The Committee on Public 
Highways, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 

By Appropriation 5, The Committee on Cleans- 
ing the City, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 

By Appropriation G, The Committee on City 
Property, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 

By Appropriation 7, The Committee on Legacies 
and Trusts, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 

By Trustees of the Ice Boat, 

By Certificates of Five per cent. Loan, redeem- 
able July 1, 1850, .... 

By The Stockholders' Interest Account, paid 
sundry stockholders, this month, . 

By Balance in the Treasury, 



December, 1850. 

By Appropriation 1, The Watering Committee, 
paid Mayor's orders, this month, . 

By Appropriation 2, The Committee of Finance, 
paid Mayor's orders, this month, . 

By Appropriation 3, The Committee on Police, 
paid Mayor's orders, this month, . 

By Appropriation 4, The Committee on Public 
Highways, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 

By Appropriation 5, The Committee on Cleans- 
ing the City, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 

By Appropriation 6, The Committee on City 
Property, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 

Amount carried forward, 



C. Dolls. C. 
51814 95 



46 



42534 
41422 



66845 36 



224 
Dr. 



Appendix to the Journal 

Cash Account of the Mayor, Aldermen & Citizens 



December, 1850. 


Dolls. 


C. 


Dolls. 


C. 


Amount brought forward, 


108617 


42 


41422 


40 


To William H. Wilson, on account of taxes for 










1850, received during the month, . 


15300 


00 






To Richard W. M'Dowell, ditto, ditto, 


7500 


00 






To Robert H. Beresford, ditto, ditto, 


9600 


00 






To Frederick A. Plummer, ditto, ditto, 


5000 


00 






To Thomas H. Allen, ditto, ditto, 


5600 


00 






To William Alexander, ditto, ditto, 


7130 


00 






To William W. Watt, ditto, ditto, 


4500 


00 






To Contingent Moneys, received from sundry 










persons, during the month, 


672 


20 






To Fines and Penalties, received from George 










W. Davis, . . . . 


59 


22 






To City Railroad, received from John Neff, 


1129 


40 






To John Diehl, on account of rents, 


181i 


69 






To Water Rents of 1850, received from George 










W. M'Mahon, ..... 


1163 


93 






To Market Rents, received from Clerks of Market, 


7 


50 












168091 


36 








209513 


70 


1851, January 1, To Balance in the Treasury, 


135983 


99 



of the Common Council, 
of Philadelphia, — C. Stevenson, City Treasurer. 



225 
Cr. 



December, 1850. 

Amount brought forward, 

By Appropriation 7, The Committee on Legacies 
and Trusts, paid Mayor's orders, this month, 

By Trustees of the Ice Boat, paid Mayor's orders, 
this month, 

By Interest Account of John Scott's Legacy, 
paid Mayor's order, 

By Certificates of One per cent. Loan, redeemable 
May 12, 1838, and May 12, 1839, 

By Certificates of Five per cent. Loan, redeem- 
able July 1, 1850, .... 

By The Stockholders' Interest Account, paid 
sundry stockholders, this month, . 

By Balance in the Treasury, 



1851, January 1, By Cash paid John Lindsay, 
City Treasurer, 



Dolls. 


a 


Dolls. 


GG845 


3G 




419 


70 




4500 


00 




185 


00 




9 


85 




1000 


00 




569 


80 


73529 
135983 








209513 






135983 



E.E. City Treasurer's Office, January 1st, 1851. 

C. STEVENSON, City Treasurer. 



226 
Dr. 



Appendix to the Journal 

Cash Account of the Trust Fund for the 



1850. 
Jan. 1, 




8> 




16, 


April 


2, 


May 


18, 


July 


9, 


Aug. 


10, 


Dec. 


26, 




28, 


1851. 
Jan. 1, 



To Balance in the Commercial Bank of Pennsyl- 
vania, 

To Interest Account, received 6 months' interest 
on City Loan, 

To Interest Account, received from the Philadel- 
phia Exchange Company, 6 months' interest 
on $50,000 mortgage, at 6 per cent., 

To Bonds and Mortgages received from the Phil- 
adelphia Exchange Company, on account of 
the principal sum loaned them, 

To the Managers of the Wills Hospital, received 
from George R. Fisher, Chairman, being the 
amount standing ^to credit of Yellow Fever 
Fund, . . . . . . m . 

To Interest account, received 6 months' interest 
on City Loan, 

To Interest Account, received from the Philadel- 
phia Exchange Company, interest on mort- 
gage to June 22, 1850, 

To the Managers of the Wills Hospital, received 
from A Widdifield, for board of patients, 

To Interest Account, received from the Philadel- 
phia Exchange Company, 6 months' interest 
on $34,000 mortgage, at 6 per cent., 



To Balance in the Commercial Bank of Pennsyl- 
vania, 



Bolls. 


a 


252 


47 


556 


50 


1500 


00 


16000 


00 


277 


30 


1036 


50 


1286 


96 


270 


68 


1020 


00 


22200 


41 


1353 


75 



of tlw Common Council. 
Wills Hospital, — C. Stevenson, City Treasurer. 



227 
Cr. 



1850. 




Bolls. 


C. 


Jan. 19, 


By the Managers of the Wills Ilospital, paid 








order to A Widdifield, .... 


426 


43 


Feb. 21, 


Ditto, ditto, ditto, 


301 


07 


Mar. 22, 


Ditto, ditto, ditto, 


314 


05 


April 2, 


By Six per cent. City Loan, paid order to George 








R. Fisher, 


16245 


33 


19, 


By the Managers of the Wills Hospital, paid 








order to A. Widdifield, .... 


368 


21 


May 18, 


Ditto, ditto, ditto, 


298 


53 


June 21, 


Ditto, ditto, ditto, 


457 


72 


July 20, 


Ditto, ditto, ditto, 


569 


49 


25, 


By the Managers of the Wills Hospital, paid 








order to J. Dow, ..... 


310 


37 


Aug. 23, 


By the Mangers of the Wills Hospital, paid 








order to A. Widdifield, .... 


403 


65 


Sept. 20, 


Ditto, ditto, ditto, 


335 


15 


Oct. 19, 


Ditto, ditto, ditto, 


44 


78 


Nov. 22, 


Ditto, ditto, ditto, 


335 


97 


Dec. 21, 


Ditto, ditto, ditto, 


435 


31 


31, 


By Balance in the Commercial Bank of Pennsyl- 








vania, 


1353 


75 






22200 


41 


1851. 






Jan. 1, 


By Cash paid John Lindsay, City Treasurer, 


1353 


75 









E. E. City Treasurer's Office, January 1st, 1851. 

C. STEVENSON, City Treasurer. 



228 
Dr. 



Appendix to the Mourned 

Cash Account of Dr. Benjamin Frank- 



1850. 




Dolls. 


C. 


Jan. 1, 


To Balance in the Commercial Bank of Penn- 








sylvania, ...... 


83 


60 


2, 


To William Douglass, received 9th instalment 








on his bond, 


28 


60 


8, 


To Interest Account, received 6 months' interest 








on City Loan, ..... 


305 


25 


15, 


To George W. Jenkins, received 5th instalment 








on his bond, ..... 


33 


80 


Mar. 23, 


To Benjamin Franklin Read, 4th do, do, 


27 


00 


April 20, 


To William Drysdale, Jr., 6th do, do, 


25 


00 


May 24, 


To James S. Errickson, 9th do, do, 


28 


60 


June 18, 


To John II. M'Calla, received 2d and 3d instal- 








ments on his bond and interest, 


78 


28 


July 9, 


To Interest Account, received 6 months' interest 








on City Loan, 


305 


25 


11, 


To Certificates of City Five per cent, stock, paid 








off, 


200 


00 


Sept. 12, 


To William M. Welch, received 7th instalment 








on his bond, ...... 


31 


20 


Oct. 21, 


To Isaac N. Taylor, 1st do, do, 


39 


00 


Dec. 23, 


To William Douglass, received 10th instalment 








and in full of his bond, 


27 


30 




1212 


88 


1851. 






Jan. 1, 


To Balance in the Commercial Bank of Pennsyl- 








vania, 


33 


88 









— 



of the Common Council, 
lin's Legacy, — C. Stevenson, Treasurer. 



229 
Cr. 



1850. 
July 19, 

Dec. 11, 

31, 



1851. 
Jan. 1, 



By Six per cent. City Loan, paid George R. 

Fisher, per Mayor's order, 
By Five per cent. City Loan, paid Thomas Wick- 

ersham & Son, per Mayor's order, . 
By Balance in the Commercial Bank of Pennsyl- 



vania, 



By Cash paid John Lindsay, City Treasurer, 



Dolls. 

G24 

555 

33 



1212 



33 



88 



E. E. City Treasurer's Office, January 1st, 1851. 

C. STEVENSON, City Treasurer. 



30 



230 
Dr. 



Appendix to the Journal 

Cash Account of John Scott's 



1850. 
Jan. 1, 




8, 


Mar. 


22, 


April 


1, 


May 


1, 


July 


9, 




11, 


Dec. 


20, 
16, 


1851. 
Jan. 1, 



To Balance in the Commercial Bank of Pennsyl- 
vania, 

To Interest Account, received 6 months' interest 
on City Loan, 

To William M. Baggs, received 1st instalment 
on his bond, 

To Miller H. Rink, received 8th, 9th and 10th in- 
stalments, which is in full of his bond, . 

To William M. Baggs, received amount of the 
principal of his bond and interest to this date, 

To Interest Account, received 6 months' interest 
on City Loan, 

To Certificates of City Five per cent, stock, paid 
off, 

To Richard C. Harvey, in full of his bond, 

To Alexander H. Ailes, received 4th instalment 
on his bond, 



To Balance in the Commercial Bank of Pennsyl- 
vania, 



)lls. 


C. 


8 


78 


103 


70 


39 


00 


85 


80 


235 


99 


103 


70 


300 

27 


00 
30 



35 



939 



118 



10 



37 



87 



of the Common Council. 
Legacy, — C Stevenson, Treasurer. 



231 

Cr. 



1850. 
July 19, 

Dec. [11, 

31, 



1851. 
Jan. 1, 



By Six per cent. City Loan, paid George R. 
Fisher, per Mayor's order, 

By Five per cent. City Loan, paid Thomas Wick- 
ershaui & Son, per Mayor's order, 

By Balance in the Commercial Bank of Pennsyl- 
vania, 



Dolls. C. 

728 00 

I 
92 50 

! 
118 87 



By Cash paid John Lindsay, City Treasurer, 



939 



37 



118 87 



E.E. City Treasurer's Office, January 1st, 1851. 

C. STEVENSON, City Treasurer 



Philadelphia, January 16, 1851. 

To the President and Members of the Select and Common 
Councils : — 

Gentlemen, 
I present my accounts as Treasurer of the City, together 
with the Trust accounts confided to my charge, for the year 
commencing January 1st, and ending December 31st, 1850, 
the period of my retiring from office, and trust they may 
be found correct. 

Very respectfully, your obd't. serv't. 

C. STEVENSON. 



232 Appendix to the Journal 



APPENDIX No. XXX. 

To the Select and Common Councils of the City of Phila. : — 

The Board of Managers of the Wills Hospital for the in- 
digent lame and blind, in presenting their Sixteenth Annual 
Report, can again express their satisfaction with the increased 
usefulness of the Institution under their care. 

The expenses of the past year amounted to four thousand, 
eight hundred and eight dollars and sixty-eight cents, which 
were paid by orders drawn on the Committee of Legacies and 
Trusts, for the following purposes, viz : 

House expenses, . . $2,438 94 

Salaries and wages, . . 1,291 27 

Medical department, . . 428 08 

Repairs to Real Estate, . 650 39 

$4808 68 



The number of patients admitted during the year, including 
29 who were in the house at the close of the previous 



year, was 



226 



The number discharged during the same period was 186 

Leaving in the house at this date, 40 

Of those discharged there were Cured, 129 

Relieved, 51 
Incurable, 6 

Total 186 

Of the whole number there were from U. States, 86 

Ireland, 93 

England, 8 

Germany, 5 

Spain, 1 

Scotland, 1 

W. Indies, 1 

Wales, 2 

— in all 197 



of the Common Council. 233 

The usual variety of surgical operations on the eye has 
been successfully performed, and a considerable number of 
medical students have, as heretofore, partaken of the advan- 
tages which the Wards of the Hospital afford, for observing 
the different forms of disease, to which this delicate organ is 
subject. 

In former reports, the Managers have referred to the fact, 
that a want of more extended accommodations has prevented 
the diffusion of the benefits of the Infirmary to the required 
extent. 

By the report of the Resident Physician, it appears that 
437 out door patients have been gratuitously furnished with 
advice and medicines from the Institution. In 1849, there 
were 348 of this class of patients, being an increase of 91 
during the year just closed. Many of these would have gladly 
availed themselves of the advantages of the Infirmary within 
doors, which in some instances would have facilitated their 
recovery, but were denied admission in consequence of our 
limited accommodations. When it is remembered that a large 
portion of the lot on which the Hospital stands is unappro- 
priated, and that the city is rapidly extending around it, the 
Managers cherish the hope that the time is near at hand, 
when the liberal bequest of the donor will enable them more 
fully to carry out his benevolent intentions with regard to 
this afflicted class of our community. 

Since the last Annual Report, the Steward who has so long 
and faithfully served the Institution has resigned, and Chas. 
Oat and his wife Anna P. Oat have been elected to the re- 
sponsible situation of Steward and Matron. 

The inmates of the house have been favored with remark- 
able health, and no death has occurred among them during the 
past year. 

The obligations of the Board are due to the Physicians and 
Surgeons, who continue their gratuitous services to the In- 
firmary. 

Signed on behalf of the Board, 

Jno. Rodman Paul, President. 
Dillwyn Parrish, Secretary. 

Philadelphia, 1st Month (Jany.) 6th, 1851. 



234 Appendix to the Journal 



APPENDIX No. XXXI. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Police, to whom was referred the con- 
sideration of the resolution before Select Council, providing 
"that the Presidents of Councils be requested to memoria- 
lize the Legislature for authority to pass Ordinances regulating 
the storage of saltpetre within the limits of the city," — 
Respectfully submit — 
That, after mature deliberation on the subject, they have 
deemed it inexpedient to recommend, or direct the attention 
of Councils, to any action as regards the question involved in 
the premises; and they therefore ask the adoption of the re- 
solution annexed. 

Chas. A. Poulson, CJim. 
John Trucks, 
A. G. Waterman, 

D. B. HlNMAN, 

Geo. Griscom, 
J. M. Scott, 
John P. Wetherill, 
J. B. Lancaster. 
Committee Room, \ 
January bth, 1851. J 

Resolved, That the Committee be discharged from the fur- 
ther consideration of the subject. 



of the Common Council. 235 



APPENDIX No. XXXII. 



To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Public Highways report that they have 
had referred to them the subject of the alteration of the num- 
bering of the houses in Sansom Street between Seventh and 
Eighth Streets : petitions in favor of and remonstrances 
against the same having been presented to Councils. 

The Committee are of opinion that unless the owners or 
occupiers of houses consent to any particular mode of num- 
bering them, no act of Councils would produce that result. 
Councils may by Ordinance ordain that certain houses may be 
numbered in a certain manner ; but the authority to compel 
the owners so to number them is well questioned. 

In the case in hand, the remonstrance of a number of citi- 
zens against any change in the present numbers, is evident 
enough that no new numbering will be made voluntarily. — 
They therefore report against the change applied for ; "and 
ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the 
subject. 

John Yarrow, Chairman. 
Sam. Copeland, 
Ewd. W. Roberts, 
Thomas Robins, 
Robert Hutchinson. 



APPENDIX No. XXXIII. 

The Committee on Public Highways respectfully report an 
Ordinance for the Collection of Tolls on the Railroad in 
Broad, High, Third, and Dock Streets, and to regulate the 
travel thereon. 

John Yarrow, Chairman. 
Sam. Copeland, 
W. Watt, 
Ewd. W. Roberts, 
Robert Hutchinson, 
Thomas Robins. 
Jan. 16th, 1851. 



236 Appendix to the Journal 



% Supplement 

To an Ordinance passed the 24th day of November, 1842, 
entiled " An Ordinance to provide for the collection of tolls 
on the Railroad in Broad, High, Third, and Dock streets, 
and to regulate the travel thereon." 

Sec. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That the same rate of toll shall be charged for the use of the 
railroad in High street west of Broad, as is by the Ordi- 
nance, to which this is a supplement, charged for the use of 
the railroads therein mentioned ; except that in the computa- 
tion of tolls, the railroad on the bridge over the river Schuylkill 
at High street, shall be considered as one mile ; and the pro- 
visions in the said Ordinance contained, in relation to the du- 
ties of the owner or owners, agent or agents of cars travelling 
on the railroads therein mentioned, shall be applied to the 
railroad herein mentioned : provided, that the owners of cars 
and merchandise may contract for the use of said road. 

Sec. 2. And be it further ordained and enacted by the au- 
thority aforesaid, That no car shall be permitted to pass on 
said railroad, over said bridge, without a permit from the Su- 
perintendent of the railroad, which permit the said Superin- 
tendent is hereby required to deliver to the person having 
charge of such car, whenever the toll for the use of said road 
by such car, shall have been paid. 

Sec. 3. And be it further ordained and enacted by the au- 
thority aforesaid, That if any car shall pass over said bridge 
without such permit, the owner or owners, agent, or agents, 
or person having charge thereof, shall forfeit and pay the 
sum of five dollars : and if passage over the said bridge is re- 
fused for want of said permit, then if the said car shall hin- 
der or obstruct the passage of other cars over the said bridge, 
or on the said railroad in High street west of Broad, the 
owner or owners, agent or agents, or person having charge of 
such car, shall forfeit and pay the sum of five dollars : the 
said penalties to be sued for and recovered in the manner 
that penalties for violation of Ordinances are by law sued for 
md recoverable. 



of the Common Council. -'-',' 



APPENDIX No. XXXIV. 



To the /Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Police, who have been instructed as 
follows, viz : — " Resolved, that the Committee on Police be 
requested to inquire into the expediency of repealing such 
portions of any existing Ordinances that authorize the owners 
or drivers of Hackney coaches, cabs, &c, to charge more than 
twenty-five cents for conveying a passenger from any one 
place to another within the city limits" — 

Respectfully Report : — 

That upon due examination it appears from existing Ordi- 
nances, that the regulation to which their attention has been 
called, has been sufficiently secured, as far as convenience and 
justice to the parties concerned requires — and the* charge 
sought to be changed is only made in cases of the employment 
of such vehicles by one passenger. 

An Ordinance passed on the 24th of January 1828, (Digest, 
p. 34,) provides that the charge for the conveyance of one 
passenger any where within the limits of the city shall be fifty 
cents, and twenty-five cents for each additional passenger. 
Again, it provides that the charge for the conveyance of one 
passenger within the limits prescribed, say from the centre of 
Broad street to the river Delaware and between Vine and 
South street, and in the Western portion of the city from the 
centre of Broad street, shall be twenty-five cents. 

It does not therefore appear to your Committee expedient 
at present, to disturb existing regulations, feeling satisfied 
that in most cases where extortion and inconvenience have 
been suffered, these may rather be attributed to a want of 
vigilance on the part of the police in requiring the provisions 
of the 4th section of said Ordinance to be strictly enforced, 
than to a want of further legislation by Councils. The sec- 
tion referred to requires that there shall be fixed up in each 
hackney coach or carriage, in such a manner as can be con- 
veniently read by any person within the same, a card or 

31 



238 Appendix to the Journal 

paper containing the number of the license, the name and 
residence of the owner," &c. 

Your Committee further beg to suggest the adoption of the 
resolution annexed. 

Charles A. Poulson, Chairman, 

D. B. HlMMAN, 

Geo. Griscom, 

J. B. Lancaster, 

John Trucks. 
Committee Room, \ Committee on Police. 

January 20th, 1851. J 

Rseolved, That the Committee be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 



APPENDIX No. XXXV. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Public Highways report the annexed bill 

entitled "An Ordinance to provide for the regulation of 

Turn-outs from the Railroads in the City of Philadelphia," 

and recommend its passage. 

Respectfully submitted. 

John Yarrow, Chairman. 
Thomas Robins, 
Edwd. W. Roberts, 
Saml. Copeland, 
W. Watts, 
Robt. Hutchinson, 
Saml. Lewis, 
Fredk. Lennig. 
January 30th, 1851. 

nn <&tJfimntt 

To Provide for the Regulation of Turn-outs from the Railroads 
in the City of Philadelphia. 
Section 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the citizens of 
Philadelphia in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That the Committee on Public Highways be and they are 
hereby authorized to grant permission to individuals or com- 
panies to attach turn-outs to the railroads in the City of 



of the Common Council. 239 

Philadelphia, belonging to the Corporation thereof: but no 
such permission shall be granted unless such turn-out shall 
lead into premises owned or occupied by such persons or 
companies: and no such permission shall be granted except 
upon the payment of the sum of ten dollars by the applicant 
therefor. 

Sec. 2. The turn-outs to be constructed by virtue of the 
said permission, shall be of the following character and de- 
scription and no other, namely : the switches thereof shall 
point in the direction of the travel of the track of the rail- 
road on which they may be laid ; the stone for the switches 
shall be at least two feet and six inches in width, and shall 
extend in length at least one foot beyond each end of the 
casting and at least one foot in thickness ; the frog-stones 
shall be at least six inches wider than the widest part of, and 
one foot longer at each end than the casting, and at least 
one foot in thickness : all the other parts of the turn-out shall 
be laid upon good and sound white oak or yellow pine 
stringers at least eight and a half inches thick, hewn out to 
the curve of the turn-out ; the stringers shall be properly se- 
cured to white oak or yellow pine sub-crossties, six inches by 
eight inches, and six inches by twelve inches, and eight feet 
in length. All street and footway paving shall be of the 
best pebble and brickwork : the whole of the materials and 
the workmanship, and whatever fixtures may be deemed 
necessary must be approved by the Superintendent of the 
railroads belonging to the City. 

Sec. 3. That if any person or company shall construct 
and lay down, or cause to be constructed and laid down any 
turn-out, or fixture of the nature thereof, without permission 
as aforesaid, or shall construct and lay down or cause to be 
constructed and laid down any turn-out which shall not con- 
form in every particular to the above set-forth description, or 
which shall not be approved as before said, he or they shall 
forfeit and pay the sum of two dollars for each day that the 
same shall remain so laid down in the public street : which 
penalty shall be recoverable in the same manner that penalties 
for the violation of Ordinances are by law recoverable. 

Sec. 4. That if any turn-out, bolting track, switch or 
turning platform shall be out of order and repair, and the 
owner or person having charge thereof, shall refuse or neglect 
to repair, or put the same in good order after ten days' notice 



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from the Superintendent of the City Railroads, the same shall 
be taken up and removed under the direction of the Com- 
mittee on Public Highways : and the owner or person having 
charge of such turn-out, bolting track, switch or turning plat- 
form, shall also forfeit and pay the sum of twenty dollars, to 
be sued for and recovered in the manner that penalties for 
the breach of Ordinances are by law recoverable. 

Sec. 5. That so much of any Ordinance as is inconsistent 
herewith, be and the same is hereby repealed. 



APPENDIX No. XXXVI. 

To the Select and Common Councils of the City of Phila- 
delphia : 

The Committee on the Library beg leave to report, 
That they having examined into the state of the Library, 
would respectfully recommend that some measures be promptly 
taken, to preserve from destruction the many valuable docu- 
ments and papers, relative to the history of the City adminis- 
tration that are now lying in the loft of the City Hal], loose 
and in the utmost confusion. Situated as they are now, 
exposed to dampness and heat, they must soon perish from 
the combined attacks of vermin and neglect. Among these 
document papers, are all that are left of the original records 
of the proceedings of the City government from the earliest 
period, a large part of which have never been printed, all 
communications addressed to Councils, reports of Committees, 
assessors' books, &c. &c. 

The proper arrangement and securing from destruction, 
of these various documents and papers, will be a work that 
will require considerable attention, time and labor ; but in the 
opinion of your committee, it is one which should be entered 
into without hesitation or delay — neglect, such as now exists 
with us, of archives as valuable as those of our City, is, your 
committee believe, without parallel in this country. A proper 
regard for the known predilections of a large portion of our 
citizens, and the interests of posterity, demands, that what- 
ever relates to the civil administration and history of our 
City should be most carefully preserved. Your committee 
entertaining these views would therefore respectfully, though 



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strenuously urge, that immediate steps be taken to remedy 
the evil and relieve ourselves from reproach. 

These various documents and papers, elucidating as they 
do, the history of the civil administration of our City, if 
properly arranged and bound together with the works now in 
the book-cases, would form an admirable nucleus for a free 
municipal library, and without doubt would grow, with proper 
fostering, in a few years, to be another ornament to our City 
and source of information to her citizens. It may possibly 
be urged, that a want of suitable rooms, presents at this time, 
a strong objection to such a project; but as it probably will 
be some years, ere the room now used for Library purposes, 
if properly arranged, would prove too small, and as the time 
cannot be far distant, when more extensive apartments will be 
obtained for the use of the offices of the municipal govern- 
ment, and as whenever additional accommodations shall be 
obtained, the Library will doubtless receive that attention its 
importance demands — this objection has but little weight. 

It is unnecessary, your committee think, for them to enter 
into a discussion as to the propriety and utility of free mu- 
nicipal libraries ; their great utility has been acknowledged 
by the whole civilized world. In all the principal cities of 
Europe they are to be found, and are ever the source of great 
pride to, and are ever pointed at with feelings of exultation, 
by those whose forefathers have founded and who have them- 
selves enjoyed the benefits and pleasures, ever to be drawn 
from them. 

No city in the Union abounds in more numerous or more 
valuable private libraries, than our own. It has often been 
the subject of remark and surprise to strangers visiting us, 
that no such library as your committee suggest existed, or 
that any steps had ever been taken to found, establish and 
foster one. Were such a library established, it would not 
increase so much, your committee believe, from purchases as 
by donations, exchanges with other cities and states, and 
bequests from our own citizens. Doubtless private libraries 
would in the lapse of time be devised to the City, which 
would otherwise be disposed of, under the hammer of the 
auctioneer, it being known that the City was willing to re- 
ceive them in trust and afford the public the opportunity of 
profiting by the devises. Many authors and publishers would 
deposit in such a library copies of their various works and 
publications ; and ere ten years should have elapsed, the sur- 



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prise would be not how the library came to be instituted, but 
why it had not been founded at an earlier period. Had such 
a measure, as your committee now suggest, been adopted 
thirty years ago, and fostered by a small annual appropriation, 
it would be hazarding but little to say, that at this time, our 
citizens would have been able to have exulted in the largest 
and noblest free library in the Union. 

The amount of expenditures necessary to accomplish all 
that your committee at present propose is but small, as the 
services of a librarian will not be needed until after the com- 
plete arrangement of the books and documents ; but details 
must be the subject of future consideration. 

With these views your committee beg leave to submit the 
following estimate of expenditures for the present year, and 
beg leave to ask for an appropriation for the amount. 

Binding works received through M. Vattemere $100 

Arranging library room, assorting, binding 
cataloguing works and documents. $400 

$500 

M. S. Wickersham, Chairman. 
Fredk. Lennig, 
A. G. Waterman, 
Charles Abbey. 

Philadelphia, Jany. 21st, 1851. 



APPENDIX No. XXXVII. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Public Highways report a bill providing 
for the construction of a Culvert on Twelfth street, from 
Spruce to Locust street. 

Also, one to fix the regulation of ascents and descents in 
Addison street, from Schuylkill Fifth to Sixth street, and in 
Schuylkill Fifth street, between Lombard and Pine streets. 



of the Common Council, 243 

Also, a resolution directing the owners of property to 
repave Allen's court. 

All of which they recommend Councils to pass. 
Respectfully submitted. 

John Yarrow, Chairman. 
Edwd. W. Roberts, 
Thomas Robins, 
Saml. Copeland, 
Robert Hutchinson, 
W. Watts, 
Fredk. Lennig. 
Saun. Lewis. 

Philadelphia, Jany. 30th, 1851. 

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To authorize the construction of a culvert in Twelfth street. 
Sec. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That the City Commissioners, under the direction of the Com- 
mittee on Public Highways, cause to be constructed a culvert 
to intersect the culvert in Spruce street, and to extend south- 
ward along Twelfth street, to the north side of Locust street, 
said culvert to be of the capacity of three feet. 

fin #rtmiance 

To fix the regulation of ascents and descents in Addison street 

between Schuylkill fifth and sixth streets, and in Schuylkill 

fifth street between Lombard and Pine street. 

Sec. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 

Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled, 

That the regulation of ascents and descents in Addison street 

between Schuylkill fifth and sixth streets, and in Schuylkill 

fifth street between Lombard and Pine streets, shall be, and 

the same are hereby fixed and established according to a plan 

hereto annexed and made part of this ordinance, dated the 

31st day of December A.D. 1850, and made by Samuel H. 

Kneass, Principal City Surveyor and Regulator, any existing 

ordinance or regulation to the contrary notwithstanding. 

Resolved, That the City Commissioners be directed to 
notify the owners of property thereon, to repave Allen's 
Court, running West from Front Street, North of Mulberry 
Street. 



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APPENDIX No. XXXVIII. 

To the Select and Common Councils: — 

The Committee on Public Highways report a resolution to 
employ such assistants in the office of the City Surveyor, as 
the duties therein may require. 

John Yarrow, dim. 
Saml. Copeland, 
W. Watt, 

Robert Hutchinson, 
Fredk. Lennig, 
Thomas Robins, 
Saund. Lewis, 
Edw. W. Roberts. 

Resolved, That the Committee on Public Highways be 
authorized to employ such assistants in the office of the City 
Regulators and Surveyors as the duties therein may require ; 
the said assistants to perform such services and receive such 
compensation as the said committee may direct. 



APPENDIX No. XXXIX. 

To the Committee on Finance : 

The Sub-Committee appointed under the following resolu- 
tion, viz : — 

" In Committee on Finance^ 
January 14£A, 1851. 

"Resolved, that a committee of three be appointed, whose 
duty it shall be to inquire into, and obtain all the available 
information in connection with the Pennsylvania Railroad — 
as to its progress, expenses already incurred ; the mode, and 



of the Common Council. 245 

amount, and times of subscription thereto, &c. &c, and that 
the Chairman be added to said committee." 

Respectfully report : — 

That, in pursuance of the duties enjoined, the following 
note was addressed to — 

" William C. Patterson, Esq., 

President Penna. Railroad Company. 
Dear Sir : 

In compliance with a resolution of a sub-committee, ap- 
pointed by the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
by Select and Common Councils the memorials of a large 
number of citizens, asking Councils to authorize on the part 
of the city corporation an additional subscription to the stock 
of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, of fifteen hundred 
thousand dollars, I have the honor of enclosing to you here- 
with, a series of queries in relation to the affairs of said Com- 
pany; and should be gratified to receive from you such 
answers thereto, as you may be pleased to return at a time 
most convenient to yourself. 

Very respectfully, 

Your ob't. servant, 
Chas. A. Poulson, 
CKm. Sub-Committee on Finance." 
Committee Boom, \ 
Jan. 17, 1851. J 

In reply to which note, the following answer has been 
received. 

" Office of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, 

Phila., 25th Jany., 1851. 
" Chas. A. Poulson, Esq., 

Chairman Sub-Committee on Finance. 
Dear Sir : 

The delay incident to procuring from Harrisburg a part of 
the information required by your committee, has prevented 
our earlier reply to your communication of the 17th inst. I 
annex the answers to your queries, and remain, 

With great respect, 
Your ob't servant, 

W. C. Patterson, Pres't." 
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Query 1st. — The total number of shares taken by private 
subscribers ? 

Answer — 74,347. 

2d — The number of shares taken by private subcribers 
upon which all the instalments have been paid ? 
Answer — 44,895. 

3d — The number of shares taken by private sub- 
scribers, upon which all the instalments have not been paid 
in compliance with the charter ? 
Ansiver — 815. 

4th — The number of shares taken by private sub- 
scribers, which have been forfeited ? 
Ansiver — None. 

5th — The number of shares taken by municipal corpo- 
rations other than the city of Philadelphia, the mode and 
manner of payment by them for the stock; if by the bonds of 
the corporations, report the form ; also report if any arrange- 
ment has been made by the Railroad Company to pay the 
interest on the bonds issued by the corporations subscribing 
to the stock of the Company ? 

Answer — Alleghany county has subscribed 20,000; the 
District of Spring Garden, 2,000 : both payable in 30 years ; 
coupon bonds, the coupons being made, as a matter of mutual 
convenience, payable at the office of the Company, absorbing 
the interest due these corporations, which have no preference 
over other stockholders in this, or any other respect. 

6th — The total amount of interest paid on the stock 
during the year 1850 ? 
^§^—$239,951 32. 

7th — The amount of interest received by the Company 
from delinquent stockholders and all other sources ? 
Ansiver— $87,500 

8th — What amount of capital stock has been used in 
the payment of interest to the stockholders ? 

Answer — The balance of the interest account to 31st Dec, 
1850, after deducting interest received, and the net earnings 
of the road to that date, is $211,123 29 

9th — The gross receipts of the Company for passenger 
travel for the year 1850 ? 
Answer— $191,067 70 

10th — The gross receipts of the Company on freight 
for the year 1850 ? 
Ansiver— $79,732 08 



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11th — The total expenses of the road for the transpor- 
tation of passengers and freight, for the year 1850 ? 
Answer— $1 22,468 33 

12th — What amount of the gross receipts of the Com- 
pany has heen paid as a tax to the State of Pennsylvania for 
the past year ? 

Answer— $2114 74 

13th — What amount of the gross receipts of the Com- 
pany has been paid to the State for the use of the Colombia 
railroad for the year 1850 ? 
Answer— $20,064: 05. 

14th — What amount of real estate is held by the 
company other than that for water stations, depots for cars 
and locomotive engines, &c. ? 
Answer — None. 

15th — How many miles of the road have been com- 
pleted and in use, and the cost of the same including all 
damages for land, cost of fencing, &c. &c. 
Answer— 137 miles.— $3,807,683 78. 

16th — What are the present liabilities of the company. 
1st. for iron; 2nd. Engines and cars; 3d. for construction 
of the road ; 4th. land damages and fencing ? 

Answer — Nothing for undisputed claims, the Company 
making no purchases upon credit, and paying its contractors, 
&c, monthly. 

17th — What additional amount will be required to 
complete the road as contemplated by the Board of Directors, 
and to furnish the road with all the appurtenances necessary 
to accommodate the trade ? 
Answer — About four millions. 

Will the present subscription complete the road with- 
out the mountain division ? 
Answer — It will nearly do so. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Chas. A. Poulson, Chairman. 

Thomas Robins, 

Wm. Gillentz, 

John Trucks. 
Committee Room, \ Sub-committee on Finance. 

Jany 2Sth, 1851. / 



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To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee of Finance to whom was referred numerous 
petitions asking Councils to subscribe on behalf of the City 
of Philadelphia to the stock of the Pennsylvania Railroad 
Company an additional sum of fifteen hundred thousand 
dollars ; also an Ordinance entitled an Ordinance providing for 
a subscription of fifteen hundred thousand dollars to the 
capital stock of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, — 

REPORT 

That they have had the subject under consideration and 
offer the accompanying Ordinance for the consideration of 
Councils ; they also submit the report of the Sub-committee. 

Wm. Gr. Mentz, Chairman. 
Thomas Robins, 
Saun. Lewis, 
Benj. Orne, 
John Trucks, 
Chas. A. Poulson, 
Committee Room, \ John Yarrow. 

Feby. Vdth, 1851. / 

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To authorize a subscription on the part of the City, to the 
Capital Stock of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, and 
to provide for the payment of the instalments thereon. 

Sec. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That the Mayor of the City be, and he is hereby authorized 
and required to subscribe in the name and behalf of the 
Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of Philadelphia, for Thirty 
Thousand Shares in the capital stock of the Pennsylvania 
Railroad Company, whenever the like amount of Thirty 
Thousand Shares shall have been subscribed by others, 
in conformity with the provisions of the charter of the said 
Railroad Company. 

Sec. 2. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid, That to provide for the payment of the 
respective instalments on said shares of stock, as the same may 



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become due and payable according to the provisions of the 
Act incorporating the said Railroad Company, the Mayor 
shall be, and he is hereby authorized from time to time to 
raise by loan, on the best terms he can obtain, and at a rate 
of interest not exceeding six per centum per annum, payable 
half-yearly on the first days of January and July, such sum 
or sums as may be necessary for the purposes aforesaid, not 
exceeding in the whole, One Million, Five Hundred Thousand 
Dollars, for which certificates shall be issued in the usual form 
by the City Treasurer, under the direction of the Committee 
on Finance, in such sums as may be convenient to the lenders, 
not, however, for any fractional part of one hundred dollars : 
the said loan to be redeemable, Two Hundred and Fifty 
Thousand Dollars thereof on the first day of July, 1886, and 
the remainder thereof in five instalments of like amount on 
the first days of July, in each of the five succeeding years, and 
not before, without the consent of the holders of said certifi- 
cates : which said certificates shall be transferable in like 
manner with other certificates of City debt : and any premium 
which may be obtained on said loan, shall be placed to the 
credit of the Sinking Fund. 

Sec. 8. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid. That in addition to existing appropriations 
to the Sinking Fund, the sum of one-quarter of one per cent, 
on the par value of all loans created and issued by virtue of 
this Ordinance, shall be appropriated quarterly, to the Sink- 
ing Fund, out of the income of the real and corporate estate 
of the City and water rents, in manner following, that is to 
say, on the first day of the months of February, May, August, 
and November, the sum of one-quarter of one per cent, 
of the par value of all said loan, issued prior to the said 
several elates, shall be permanently appropriated to the 
Sinking Fund in the manner prescribed by existing ordi- 
nances. And the Sinking Fund of the City, together with 
such accumulations as it may receive by virtue hereof, 
shall constitute a fund for the payment, as well of loans 
which may be made by the authority of this Ordinance, as of 
loans now existing : Provided, that the investments of the 
said quarterly appropriations shall be made in the loans of 
the City of Philadelphia, and in no other loans or securities 
whatever. 



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APPENDIX No. XL. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Public Highways respectfully report, 
an Ordinance to fix the salary of the Superintendent of the 
Railroad. 

John Yarrow, Chairman. 

Saml. Copeland, 

Thomas Robins, 

Ewd. W. Robert, 

W. Watt, 

Robert Hutchinson. 

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To fix the salary of the Superintendent of the Railroad. 

Sec. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That the salary of the Superintendent of the Railroads belong- 
ing to the corporation of the City, shall be eight hundred 
dollars per annum, to commence from the first day of January 
1851, any ordinance to the contrary notwithstanding. 



APPENDIX No. XLI. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Public Highways respectfully report an 
Ordinance relating to the office of the City Surveyor and 
Regulator. 

John Yarrow, Chairman. 

Thomas Robins, 

Ewd. W. Roberts, 

Saml. Copeland, 

W. Watt, 

Robert Hutchinson. 



of the Common Council. 251 

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Relating to the office of the City Surveyors and Regulators. 

Sec. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That the Committee on Public Highways be, and they are 
hereby authorized to employ assistance in the office of the 
City Surveyors and Regulators, provided the expense of the 
same shall not exceed the sum of eight hundred dollars per 
annum. 



APPENDIX No. XLII. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Highways, to whom was referred a 
petition of sundry citizens asking for a culvert in Library 
street, respectfully report the annexed Ordinance and 
recommend its passage. 

Respectfully submitted. 

John Yarrow, Chairman. 
Saun. Lewis, 
Fredk. Lennig, 
Thomas Robins, 
Ewd. W. Roberts, 
Saml. Copeland, 
Robert Hutchinson. 
Feb. 20th, 1851. 

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To authorize the construction of a certain culvert. 

Sec. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That the City Commissioners, under the direction of the Com- 
mittee on Public Highways, cause to be constructed, a cul- 
vert, to commence in Library street, at a point 143 feet east 
of Fifth street, and extend eastward, along Library street, 
until it intersects the culvert in Fourth street : Provided, the 
same shall not be commenced until the owners of property in 
the neighborhood pay into the City Treasury a sum sufficient 
to defray the cost thereof. 



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APPENDIX No. XLIII. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred the re- 
port of the Committee on City Property, asking an appropria- 
tion of $35,000 for the completion of the bridge over the 
Schuylkill at Market Street, and the Railroad to connect 
with the Railroad at Broad street, — 

Report 

That from the unsatisfactory statement of details, they are 
unable to arrive at a definite conclusion on the subject, they 
therefore offer the following resolution, and ask its adoption. 

Resolved, That the Committee on City Property be in- 
structed to report to Councils at their next stated meeting, 
the original contract for the construction of the bridge and of 
the Railroad, together with a specific statement of the expen- 
ditures of appropriations heretofore made for said purposes, 
and also a statement in detail of the proposed application of 
the appropriation asked for. 

Wm. G. Mentz, Clim. 
John Yarrow, 
Bejn. Orne, 
Thomas Robins. 
Chas. A. Poulson, 
John Trucks, 
Saun. Lewis, 
J. E Hagert. 



Committee Room, 
Feb. 19, 1851. 



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APPENDIX No. XLIV. 

To the Select and Common Councils : — 

The Committee on Police, to whom was referred the peti- 
tion of a number of bakers, and other citizens, asking to be 
allowed to push their carts on the sidewalks of the city 
between the hours of three and five o'clock on Saturday 
afternoons — And also the following instructions by Councils 
viz : — " Resolved, that the Committee on Police be requested 
to inquire into the expediency of repealing a Supplement to 
an Ordinance which allows wheel-barrows to be used on the 
side walks between certain hours, passed July 2d, 1840, — 

Respectfully Report, 

That inasmuch as it appears there exists a difference of 
opinion among those who are immediately to be affected by 
the propositions before the Committee, which difference of 
opinion also exists among the members of the Committee, 
your Committee have deemed it inexpedient at this time to 
disturb existing regulations, which are well understood, and 
not altogether incompatible with the convenience of the pub- 
lic, as well as the parties concerned. Your committee there- 
fore recommend the adoption of the resolution annexed. 

Chas. A. Poulson, CKm. 

A. G. Waterman, 

J. M. Scott, 

John Trucks, 

John P. Wetherill, 

Geo. Griscom, 

Committee on Police. 

Committee Room, \ 
February 19th, 1851. j 

Resolved, that the Committee be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 

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APPENDIX No. XLY. 

To the Select and Common Councils : — 

The Committee on Public Highways, to whom was referred 
an application from Messrs. Craig & Bellas, asking permission 
to lay a track from the City Railroad on High street, south- 
wardly along Juniper street to a lot to be occupied by them 
as a depot, — 

Respectfully Report, — 

That having duly considered the subject, they are of opin- 
ion that the permission asked for should not be granted, as it 
would be establishing a precept after which your Committee 
could not consistently refuse the applications of the owners of 
property similarly situated in other streets. 

They therefore ask the adoption of the annexed resolution. 

John Yarrow, Chairman. 
Thomas Robins, 
Saun. Lewis, 
Fredk. Lennig, 
Sam. Copeland, 
Ewd. W. Roberts. 

Resolved, that the Committee be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 



APPENDIX No. XL VI. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Public Highways respectfully report a 
resolution directing two crossings to be made to connect the 
two tracks of the railroad on High street, west of Schuylkill 
Sixth street, they are necessary to facilitate the large business 
done on the road. This Committtee not having had that part 
of the road under their care at the time of making their 
estimate were not aware of the same, and did not include 



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them in their report — the cost will be about Six hundred 
dollars. 

Your Committee also had referred to them at the last 
meeting of Councils, a petition of Joseph N. Goodrick, the 
father of a lad who was killed by the caving in of a portion 
of the wharf at Walnut street, in October last. Deeming it 
a case in which they have already acted by a small donation 
made at the time of the accident, they ask to be discharged 
from the further consideration of the subject, and append a 
resolution to that effect. 

John Yarrow, Chairman, 
Robert Hutchinson, 
W. Watt, 
Fredk. Lennig, 
Saun. Lewis, 
Thomas Robins, 
Ewd. AY. Roberts. 
Resolved, That the Committee on Public Highways be, and 
they are hereby authorized and directed to cause two crossings 
from one track to another of the railroad in High street, 
west of Schuylkill Sixth street, to be laid down. 

Resolved, That the Committee on Public Highways be 
discharged from the further consideration of the petition 
of Joseph N. Goodrick. 



APPENDIX No. XL VII. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Joint Special Committee appointed January 30th, 
with instructions to " inquire into the state of the offices of 
the City Commissioner, City Clerk and Commissioners of 
City Property, and report in relation to the expediency of 
re-organizing said offices," 
Respectfully Report, 

That after an examination of the duties of the various 
officers attached to the City Commissioners' office they have 
arrived at the conclusion that the duties heretofore performed 
by the President of the Board can be performed by the City 
Clerk, in addition to the duties now performed by that officer ; 
and that the office of President can be abolished without 
interfering with the public interests : they therefore recom- 
mend it, and annex an ordinance to abolish the same. 



256 Appendix to the Journal 

Your Committee examined the manner in which the various 
accounts are kept by the Commissioner of City Property and 
the City Clerk, and take great pleasure in testifying to their 
good order. 

The Committee deem it their duty before closing their 
report to call the attention of Councils to the very limited 
accommodations for the public business transacted by this 
department ; and they respectfully urge that immediate mea- 
sures be taken to provide suitable apartments for the better 
accommodation of the officers and citizens doing business 
with them. 

Respectfully submitted. 

John Yarrow, Chairman. 
Wm. Morris, 
Thomas Robins, 
T. J. Perkins, 
Thomas Snowden, 
D. B. Hinman. 

To abolish the office of President of the Board of City 

Commissioners and to impose certain duties on the City 

Clerk. 

Sec. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That from and after the passage hereof, the office of President 
of the Board of City Commissioners shall be, and the same is 
hereby abolished. 

Sec. 2. That it shall be the duty of the City Clerk to ex- 
amine and compare with the contracts, agreements and 
monthly pay rolls, all claims against the Corporation for 
work or labor done, or materials furnished, except those of 
the Watering Committee, and of the Girard Estates and 
College, and if found correct to certify the same thereon, and 
transmit them to the proper committee for their approbation 
and payment, according to the third section of an Ordinance, 
passed the first day of October, 1835, entitled " an Ordinance 
for auditing and controlling the expenditures of the City" : 
and the said City Clerk shall also prepare, quarterly, a rent- 
roll of the income of the Corporate estate, and place the same 
in the hands of the Commissioner of City Property for col- 
lection, and certify the amount of the said rent roll to the 
City Treasurer. 



of the Common Council. 257 



APPENDIX No. XLVIII. 

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For the government of the Fire Department of the City of 
Philadelphia. 

Sec. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of the 
City of Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils 
assembled, That the several Fire Engine and Hose Companies, 
whose apparatus is situated within this City, shall be required 
to aid or assist in the extinguishment of all Fires which may 
occur within the limits of the City, provided said companies 
apparatus are in servicable order. 

They shall also be required to attend and aid in the 
extinguishment of all Fires which may occur in any of the 
adjoining districts of the County of Philadelphia, as far 
as practicable. 

Sec. 2. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid, That no Fire Company within the City 
limits shall hereafter erect any stationary alarm bells, and 
such Companies as may have an alarm bell previous to the 
adoption of this ordinance, are required to use the same 
subject to such rules and regulations as may be adopted for 
the good government of said Companies. 

Sec. 3. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authoi ity aforesaid, That no Fire Company which may have 
attached hose to a fire plug at the time of fire, shall be 
permitted to attach hose to another plug, until the hose from 
the first plug has been led out to the fire ; and in case of a 
Fire Company making an attachment of hose to a fire plug 
without having sufficient hose under its immediate control, 
any other company having sufficient hose may connect there- 
with, and have disposition of the water; and no company 
shall detain water from an engine actually on the ground, in 
order to give it to one that shall not have arrived. 

Sec. 4. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid, That no person under the age of twenty- 
one years, shall hereafter be elected a member of any Fire 
Company within the limits of the City, nor shall minors be 
allowed to run with, or aid in conveying any fire apparatus 
to a fire. 



258 Appendix to the Jovrnal 

Sec. 5. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid, That each Hose Company shall be 
required to carry at least eight hundred feet of hose, and 
each Engine Company at least one hundred and fifty feet. 

Sec. 6. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid, That it shall be the duty of the several 
Fire companies of the City, to make annual returns to the 
Select and Common Councils of the City of Philadelphia, at 
such times as they may direct, which return shall be certified 
as correct by the President and Secretary of the respective 
companies ; and shall state the condition of their apparatus 
and hose ; the number of fires and where they occurred, at 
which they have been in service, with such apparatus and 
hose during the year, and the number of members, designating 
the active, honorary and contributing members. 

Sec. 7. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid, That if any Fire Company in the opinion 
of the Select and Common Councils, on the report to that 
effect of the Committee on Legacies and Trusts, shall violate 
any of the provisions of this Ordinance, or shall be guilty of 
any riotous or disorderly conduct, they shall for the first 
offence be fined one hundred dollars, to be withheld from 
their annual appropriation. For the second offence the 
annual appropriation for the year shall be withheld. 

Sec. 8. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid, That the annual appropriation shall in 
amount be alike to all the Engine and Hose Companies who 
have notified Councils of their willingness to accept the 
provisions of this Ordinance. The amount of the appro- 
priation, however, to be determined upon from time to time as 
Councils deem expedient. 

Sec. 9. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid, That any suit at law which may have 
been instituted for an alleged violation of the Ordinance of 
Jan. 4, 1844, and yet pending, be and is hereby discontinued. 

Sec. 10. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid, That the Ordinance passed April 25, 1844, 
supplementary to the Ordinance of January 4, 1844, for 
the better regulation of the Fire Department, as also the 
Ordinance, May 23d, 1844, making provisions for organizing 
and defraying the expenses of a Board of Engineers, together 
with so much of any existing Ordinances which may be 
inconsistent herewith, be and the same is hereby repealed. 



of the Common Council. 259 



APPENDIX No. XLIX. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Public Highways report, annexed, an 
Ordinance for the construction of two Culverts, the expense 
of which will be paid by the applicants, and recommend its 
passage. 

John Yarrow, Chairman. 
Robert Hutchinson. 
Saml. Copeland, 
Fredk. Lennig, 
Thomas Robins, 
Ewd. W. Roberts, 
W. Watt, 
Saun. Lewis. 

&n <&vtiitmutt 

To authorize the construction of certain Culverts. 

Sect. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled, That 
the City Commissioners under the direction of the Committee 
on Public Highways cause to be constructed a culvert in 
Harmstead street, to commence at a point in said street eighty 
feet east of Schuylkill 2d street, and to extend westwardly 
until it intersects the culvert in Schuylkill 2d street, and a 
culvert to commence at a point between Ashton, Schuylkill 
Front, High and Chestnut street, and to extend westwardly 
until it intersects the sewer which extends from High street 
east of Ashton street, to the river Schuylkill : the said cul- 
verts not to exceed in diameter two feet and one half in the 
clear ; and not to be commenced until cost thereof be paid 
into the City Treasury by the owners of property in the neigh- 
borhood thereof. 



260 Appendix to the Journal 



APPENDIX No. L. 

To the Select and Common Councils : — 

The Committee on Public Highways report that they have 
been informed by the Commissioner of the District, that the 
Tunnel in High Street at Delaware Front street, has the 
bottom for 8 to 12 feet entirely washed away, and that the 
sides are in danger of falling in. The estimated cost of 
repairs, is one hundred and fifty dollars. 

They are also informed that the culverts in Delaware 
Fourth street, Pine street and the middle alley running from 
Water street to the Delaware Avenue, between Mulberry and 
Sassafras street, need immediate repairs : the estimated cost 
of which is four hundred and fifty dollars. 

They therefore ask an appropriation of six hundred dollars 
for the purposes before mentioned, in addition to the sum 
previously reported by them as necessary for the service of 
the department under their charge. 

John Yarrow, Chairman. 
Robert Hutchinson. 
W. Watt, 
Saun. Lewis, 
Sam. Copeland, 
Fredk. Lennig, 
Thomas Robins, 
Ewd. W. Roberts. 



APPENDIX No. LI. 

To the Select and Common Councils : — 

The Committee on Finance report that they have had 
before them the report of the Committee on City Property, 
in answer to the resolution reported to Councils by the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the 20th of February last, from which 
report it appears, that the estimates made by the City 
Surveyor of the amount of work done, is unsatisfactory to 
the contractor ; and that the Committee on City Property 



of the Common Council. 261 

have directed a measurement to be made by a third party, 
and that Committee are unable to determine whether any 
change in the appropriation asked for will result from this 
action. This committee are therefore without the information 
necessary to enable them to estimate the exact amount 
required to be raised by Loan or otherwise. The Committee 
beg leave to report back the whole matter, in order that 
Councils may take such order as they may deem proper in 
the premises. They also offer the following resolution. 

Resolved, That the Committee be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 

Wm. G. Mentz, Oh'm. 

Chas. A. Poulson, 
Thomas Robins, 
John Trucks, 
Saun. Lewis, 
J. E. Hagert, 
John Yarrow, 
Benjn. Orne. 

Committee Room, \ 

March 11, 1851. / 



APPENDIX No. LIL 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Finance present to Councils the following 
Statement, exhibiting the probable fiscal liabilities and avail- 
able means of the city to meet the same, for the Year 1851. 

LIABILITIES FOR 1851. 

Unclaimed Interest due previously to - 

January, 1, 1851, - - - $9,128 26 

Semi-annual Interest due July 1, 1851, - 124,071 50 

Do. do. due January 1, 1852. 124,071 50 

Interest on Coupons due May 1 and November 

1, 1851, including exchange on London and 

commissions, - 8,000 00 

One per cent. Loan of 1838 and 1839, uncalled 

for, 1,871 80 

Six per cent. Loan due January 1, 1830, 200 00 

Due Trust Funds, ... 799 37 

Due Sinking Fund - - - 43,329 Q6 



Amount carried forward, §311,472 09 

34 



262 Appendix to the Journal 

Amount brought forward, $311,472 09 

Appropriations to Standing Committees, viz. 
Watering Committee, - 
Committee on Finance, - 

" " Police, 

" " Public Highways, 

" " Cleansing the City, 

" " City Property, 

" " Legacies and Trusts, 

" " Library, - 

Annual appropriation to City Ice Boat, - 
Sinking Fund on account of Ice Boat, 
Annual appropriation to Sinking Fund, and on 

account of Loans, - 

Unexpended appropriations to the Standing 

Committees for 1850 - 
Appropriation to Special Committee on reception 

of the City of Glasgow, 



MEANS FOR 1851. 
Cash in the Treasury January 1, 1851, including 
unexpended appropriations to the Standing 



16,201 


15 


30,000 


00 


177,544 12 


57,467 


65 


16,225 


72 


24,029 


21 


6,500 


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200 


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7,500 


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1,000 


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66,320 


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26,241 27 


1,500 


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$742,201 


21 



Committees for 1850, amounting to - 


$135,983 99 


Less the semi-annual Interest and arrears < 


lue 


this day, - - $125,271 


50 


Outstanding drafts on Committees, 366 


30 




195 637 go 




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$10,346 19 


Balance of Taxes of 1850 to receive 




after deducting allowances and 




commissions, - 


52,000 00 


Water Rents, - 


138,000 00 


Market Rents. - 


35,000 00 


Rental of City Property, - 


33,600 00 


Tobacco Warehouse, - 


8,600 00 


Contingent Moneys, 


5,000 00 


Interest to be received from Pennsylvania Rail- 


road Company, - - - - 


150,000 00 




$432,546 19 



of the Common Council. 263 

Total Liabilities, - $742,201 21 

Total Means, - 432,546 19 

Leaving a deficiency to be provided for by 

Councils, - $309,655 02 

To be met by a tax on the Real Estate 

of the City assessed at $62,000,000 

(or thereabouts) of Fifty-eight cents 

on every One Hundred Dollars, 

which will yield - - $359,600 00 

And the Personal Tax, - 7,108 00 



$366,708 00 
From which deduct commissions and 

allowances, - - 22,000 00 

344,708 00 



The Committee have examined with great care the estimates 
of the several Standing Committees, and have made the 
following deductions, which they think can be done without 
any of the interests of the City suffering thereby, viz. 

Committee on Public Highways. 

Item No. 1. New paving streets, North District, $10,500 00 

do. do. South District, 20,500 00 

" 2. Repaving streets, - - - 2,500 00 
" 4. New Culverts, repairs to Culverts 

and inlets, and cleansing culverts, 4,000 00 
" 6. Repaving two squares with cubical 

blocks, 6,000 00 

" 7. Miscellaneous expenses, - - 2,000 00 

$45,500 00 



$ 950 00 

2,050 00 

200 00 

1,000 00 

1,500 00 

5,700 00 


811,400 00 



264 Appendix to the Journal 



Committee on City Property. 

Item, Incidentals for Public Squares, 
" New pavements, Public Squares, - 
" Permanent Bridge, for incidental labor, - 
" Public Wharves, Incidental repairs, 
" Market Houses, Incidental repairs, 
" For all other expenses not chargeable 
to any of the foregoing specific ap- 
propriations, -..---" 



Committee on Legacies and Trusts. 
Item, Personal inspection of the Boudinot lands, $200 00 

Committee on Library. 

Item, Arranging Library Room, assorting, bind- 
ing and cataloguing works and documents, $300 00 

It will be observed that the Committee, in their Statement 
of the means for the present year, have included all the Inte- 
rest to be received from the Pennsylvania Railroad Company 
during the year. 

Notwithstanding the abatements from the Estimates of the 
Committees, it will be seen from the foregoing Statement that 
the sum of $309,655 02 will be required from other sources 
than the income from City Property, to meet the expenses of 
the Corporation during the present year. To raise this sum 
by a tax on Real Estate, will require a levy of 58 cents on 
every One Hundred Dollars of the assessed value within the 
City. If the full sums asked for by the Standing Commit- 
tees be granted, the rate of taxation cannot be less than 68 
cents. 

The financial condition of the Corporation, it is believed, 
will fully realize the expectation entertained the past year in 
regard to it. 



of the Common Council. 265 

The whole indebtedness of the City, exclusive 
of Gas Loans, was, on the 1st of Jauuary, 
1851, - - - - - - §4,623,700 00 

Deduct the amount of City 
Loans belonging to the 
Sinking Fund on that 
day, - $122,400 00 

The Cash Balance then due it, 43,329 66 

The value of the other invest- 
ments of the Sinking Fund, 128,079 56 



293,809 22 



A total of $4,329,890 78 

Which may properly be considered as the amount of the City 
debt on the 1st of January, 1851. 

The Schedule of City Loans hereto annexed, will show the 
respective dates of their maturity. The only Loans falling 
due this year, was part of two Loans created in 1824, amount- 
ing to $48,000, which was payable on the 1st of January, and 
which was promptly paid by the Sinking Fund. 

The precise statement of the Sinking Fund on the 1st of 
January, 1851, will be found detailed in one of the Statements 
which accompany this report. 
The Committee last year reported the invest- 
ments of the Fund, exclusive of the City 
Loans held by it, as then worth, - - $104,301 76 
Add City Loans then held by the Fund - 69,600 00 
Cash balance, 65,857 16 



5239,758 92 



The present investments of the Fund, exclusive 

of the City Loans held by it, are worth - 128,079 56 

Add City Loans held by the Fund, - - - 122,400 00 

Cash Balance, 43,329 66 



$293,809 22 
Deduct the amount of the outstanding Loans 

paid January 1st, 1851, - 48,000 00 



And there will remain, - - - - - $245,809 22 
to the credit of the Fund in cash and invest- 
ments. 



266 Appendix to the Journal 

The Committee propose, besides the usual personal tax, an 
assessment of Fifty-eight cents on the One Hundred Dollars 
on the valuation of the real estate in the City. 

The Committee report herewith a bill making the annual 
appropriations, and providing for means for meeting the same. 

Wm. G. Mentz, Chairman. 
Chas. A. Poulson, 
Thomas Robins, 
John Yarrow. 
Benj. Orne, 
Saun. Lewis, 
John Trucks, 
J. E. Hagert. 
Committee Room, \ 
March 11th, 1851. j 



of the Common Council. 



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JANUARY 1, 1851. 
Loans and Stocks belonging to the Sinking Fund. 



State of Pennsylvania 5 per cent. Loan, 

G 
City 5 per cent. Loan, 

" 6 
City Gas Loan, 6 per cent., 
West Philadelphia Canal Company's Stock, 
" " Loan, 

Philadelphia Steam Tow Boat Company, 
Schuylkill Permanent Bridge Company, 
Well secured Ground Rents at par, 



par value, 



$82,881 58 

20,300 00 

87,300 00 

35,100 00 

8,000 00 

5,000 00 

5,000 00 

7,500 00 

1,536 60 

21,870 84 



of the Common Council. 271 

Making Appropriations, and for raising Supplies, for the 
Year 1851. 

Sec. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That the following sums be and the same are hereby appro- 
priated to the Several Standing Committees, for conducting 
the affairs of the Corporation and for the payment of claims 
under existing Ordinances, for the year 1851. 

No. 1. — To the Watering Committee. 
Incidental Expenses : 
For the support of the distribution, $3,500 00 

Working machinery, fuel, &c, 2,800 00 

Payment of taxes on Fair Mount 

Estate, - - - 3,657 78 

General repairs, mowing reser- 
voirs, banks, &c, - 1,600 00 

Cleansing reservoirs Nos.l, 2, 3, 1,000 00 

Additional reservoirs for payment 

of taxes, 100 00 

Salaries, - - - 4,000 00 

Incidentals, - - 2,000 00 



§18,657 



Permanent Expenses : 
Iron pipes to supply new improvements, 6,000 00 



§24,657 78 
Less, unexpended balance of 1850, 8,456 63 



§16,201 15 



No. 2. — To the Committee on Finance. 

For Unclaimed interest, due previously to Janu- 

^ ary 1, 1851, - - - §9,128 46 

Semi-annual interest, due July 1, 1851, 124,071 50 
Do do due January 1, 1852, 124,071 50 

Interest on coupons, due May 1 and Novem- 
ber 1, including exchange on London, 
commission, and state tax, - - 8,000 00 



272 Appendix to the Journal 

Unclaimed loans, - 2,071 80 

Salaries, and collectors of vaccine cases, 17,500 00 

Printing, stationary and office charges, 7,500 00 

Miscellaneous expenditures and contingencies, 5,000 00 



$297,343 06 
t 

No. 3. — To the Committee on Police. 

For pay of the Night Police : 

4 Captains, at $600 per an., §2,400 00 

4 Lieutenants, 450 do., 1,800 00 

4 Turnkeys, ' 365 do., 1,460 00 

200 Policemen, 380 do., 76,000 00 

$81,660 00 



Pay of Day Police : 

4 High constables, 500 do., 2,000 00 

34 Day police, 400 do., 13,600 00 



-15,600 00 



Pay of Lamplighters : 

4 Superintendents, 240 do., 960 00 

57 Lamplighters, 120 do., 6,840 00 



7,800 00 



Pay of Policemen in Mayor's office &c, 

Clerk of Police, - - $800 00 

Lieutenant of Police, - 700 00 

4 Special constables at $500 pr. an., 2,000 00 

1 Messenger, - - 360 00 

1 Turnkey, - - 360 00 

Driver of prison carriage, - 360 00 

1 Watchman at City Hall, - 300 00 

Pay of Clerks of Markets, &c, 

2 Clerks High street, market at 

$600 per an., - - $1,200 00 

2 Deputies and market watchman, 

at $420 
1 Clerk Second street market, 
1 Deputy and market watchman, 
1 Clerk Western market, - 
1 Deputy and market watchman, 



4,880 00 



840 


00 


500 


00 


365 


00 


500 


00 


365 


00 



3,770 00 



of the Common Council. 



273 



Pay of gas and fittings, 
Oil, 

Lamps, cast iron, 
Lamp-posts, 



$34,200 00 

2,800 00 

1,300 00 

400 00 



38,700 00 



Pay of Miscellaneous expenses, viz : 

The cost of taking up dogs, rewarding persons 
active in bringing offenders to justice, 
carpenters, bricklayers, blacksmiths' and 
plumbers' work, materials, prison carriage 
and horses and keeping the same, fuel, 
water, rent, &c, 



6,170 00 



Pay of Marshal's police, viz : 
4 Lieutenants at $2 each 

per day, - - $2,920 00 

55 Policemen, at $400 per 

an. each, - - 22,000 00 



24,920 00 



Outstanding bills, 



1,000 00 



Less, amount of unexpended balance 
of the year 1850, 



$184,500 00 

6,955 88 
$177,544 12 



No. 4. — To the Committee on Public Highways. 



For New paving, North District, 
Do. South District, 



$6,500 00 
8,500 00 



Repaying streets, - ' • - 

Repairing do. and paving over water pipes, 
New culverts, repairs to culverts and inlets, 

and cleansing culverts, 
Repairs and labor on City Railroad, - 
Repaying one square with cubical blocks, 
Subscription to Schuylkill railroad, 



$15,000 00 

6,000 00 

12,000 00 



6,000 00 



5,000 
3,000 
3,000 



00 
00 

00 



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Miscellaneous expenses, - . 5,000 00 

Outstanding bills, - - - 5,000 00 

$60,000 00 
Less amount of unexpended balance of 1850, 2,532 35 

$57,467 65 



No. 5. — To the Committee on Cleansing the City. 

For Cleansing the streets, and removing kitchen 

offal, coal, ashes, &c, - - $16,500 00 

Contingencies, - - 500 00 



$17,000 00 
Less, unexpended balance of 1850, - 774 28 

$16,225 72 



No. 6. — To the Committee on City Property. 

For Tobacco warehouse, sundry la- 
bor and materials, - - $4,250 00 
Salaries of inspector $800, clerk 

$750, and watchman $300, - 1,850 00 



100 00 



Public wharves, for repairs, - - 1,500 00 

Taxes on City property, - - 3,200 00 

Market houses, for repairs, - - 1,500 00 

Permanent bridge, 2 watchmen, $720 00 



720 00 



Public squares, Franklin square, $1,000 00 
Washington, - 1,000 00 
" Independence, - 600 00 
" Rittenhouse, - 450 00 



Inc 



Penn, - - 500 00 

Logan, - - 450 00 



dental expenses for all the 
squares, - - - 500 00 



4,500 00 



of the Common Council. 

Salary of Commissioner of Citv 

Property, - - - $1,200 00 

Salary of City Carpenter, - U00 00 

u Keeper of City Bu- 
rial ground, - 240 00 

" " State House, - 425 00 



2,765 00 



Amount overdrawn, - 1,844 21 

Amount of bills due and not paid, - 800 00 

Paving footways where streets are ordered 

to be paved, - 1,100 00 



§24,029 21 



No. 7. — To the Committee on Legacies and Trusts. 

For The Fire Department, 20 companies at §300, $6,000 00 
The Board of Engineers, - - 200 00 

Incidentals in carrying out the various trusts 
under their care, and taxes on the Bou- 
dinot lands,- - - - 300 00 



$6,500 00 



No. 8. — To the Trustees of the City Ice Boat. 

For Appropriation for their use by Ordinance of 

1st March 1847, - - - $12,000 00 

Less, interest on loan included in the estimate of 
the Committee on Finance, - $3,500 00 

And less annual appropriation to 

Sinking Fund, - - 1,000 00 

4,500 00 

$7,500 00 



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No. 9. — To the Committee on the Library. 
For Binding works received through Mr. Vatte- 



mere, - $100 00 

Arranging library room, assorting documents, 

&c, - - - 100 00 



§200 00 



Sect. 2. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid, That for supplying the said appropria- 
tions, in addition to the sums set apart by existing ordinances, 
all sums to be received from the Pennsylvania Railroad Com- 
pany for interest, is also hereby appropriated : and the City 
Commissioners be and they are hereby authorized and re- 
quired forthwith to levy on the real estate, and upon pleasure 
carriages and horses within the City of Philadelphia, a tax 
of fifty-eight cents in the hundred dollars on the assessed 
value thereof, according to the last county assessment ; and 
also to levy on the freemen of the city, a personal tax of 
seven thousand one hundred and eight dollars ; which taxes so 
levied, and the sums appropriated by existing ordinances, shall 
be applied towards supplying the aforesaid appropriations. 

Sect. 3. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid, That it shall not be lawful for the City 
Treasurer to pay any requisition unless there exists to the 
credit of the item for which such requisition is issued, a sum 
sufficient to meet the same. 



of the Common Council. 277 



APPENDIX No. LIII. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Police, in compliance with the following 
instructions, passed by Councils, viz : 

" Resolved, That the Committee on Police be instructed to 
inquire into and report as to the expediency of reducing the 
executive Police of the city of Philadelphia, in numbers equal 
to, or greater than, the number of Policemen furnished by the 
said city to the Marshal of Police, under the act of Assembly 
relating to a uniform system of Police of the city of Philadel- 
phia and District of Spring Garden, &c, approved May 3d, 
1850,"— 

Respectfully submit : — 

That after a careful examination and due consideration of 
this important subject, they have been induced to the conclu- 
sion that, at this time especially, it would be inexpedient, if 
not imprudent and unwise, to suggest any modification of 
existing Ordinances which might tend to diminish our present 
means of protection from the recurrence of the lamentable 
scenes of riot and bloodshed, so recently prevalent in some of 
the adjoining Districts, and even in our midst, brought 
thither by lawless persons from beyond our jurisdiction. 

The main grounds of objection on the part of your Com- 
mittee, will be found in the distinctive character, and in the 
nature of the services required of the two bodies of Policemen, 
viz : the Marshal's Police, and the City Police. 

The City Police are a detective as well as a conservative 
body — under the immediate direction and control of the 
Mayor of the city — have specific duties to perform — prescribed 
rounds or beats to patrol — periods or intervals of relief to the 
men, — which however secures incessant watchfulness through- 
out the city during the night time, and a resource in times of 
riot or fire from the relieved portion of the police, who are 
always prepared, at the several station houses, to proceed to 
the place requiring their assistance, and this in most cases, 
without interfering with the duties of their brethren on patrol 
service. 

Now the duties of the District Police force, placed by Act 
of Assembly under the exclusive direction and command of 

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278 Appendix to ike Journal 

the Marshal of Police, differ in several important features, 
from those of our municipal police. The Marshal's men are 
liable to be called in a body, at all times, to any part of the 
Police District, or even of the county of Piiadelphia in all 
cases of emergency — their duties and services are of a general 
character irrespective of local service — and however useful in 
their way, would nevertheless, by no means, be an adequate 
and reliable substitute for our present means of protection. 

Your Committee, without entering further into illustrations 
of their views, thus briefly submit the prominent features of 
the result of their deliberations, and further beg leave to ask 
the adoption of the resolution annexed. 

Chas. A. Poulson, Chairman. 
Geo. Griscom, 
A. G. Waterman, 

I). B. HlNMAN, 

John Trucks, 

J. M. Scott, 
Committee Room, \ Committee on Police. 

March 3d, 1851. J 

Resolved, That the Committee be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 



APPENDIX No. LIY. 

To the Select and Common Councils: 

The Committee on Legacies and Trusts, to whom was 
referred by Councils on the 30th January last, a resolution 
instructing them to inquire into the propriety of repealing such 
Sections of the Ordinance passed January 4th, 1844, entitled 
" An Ordinance for the better regulation of the Fire Depart- 
ment," as prohibits the Fire Companies of the City from 
passing into the adjoining Districts for the purpose of 
extinomishino- Fires — 

Report, 
That they have, after much examination and reflection, 
come to the conclusion that there would be great impropriety 
in repealing the section of the Ordinance referred* to in the 
resolution. The reasons which have governed them are briefly 
these, viz: the Ordinance provides "that the Fire Companies 
located within the city limits shall pass into and aid in the 



of the Common Council, iiT* * 

extinguishment of Fires in an adjoining District, when thereto 
required bj such person or persons us may be designated by 
the municipal corporation or corporations of such adjoining 
district." Experience has shown most clearly that without 
such restrictions as arc embraced in the Ordinance, much 
difficulty, confusion and perhaps disorder would be the result. 

It will be seen by reference thereto, that the Preamble to 
the Ordinance sets forth fully the causes for the enactment of 
the same at that time, and your Committee cannot see why a, 
liberty should now be granted, when no good reason has been 
offered for the repeal sought for. 

In reference to the Ordinance itself, your Committee would 
remark, that the door is thrown open for the admission of 
Companies which choose to accept and come under its pro- 
visions. The offers embraced therein are liberal, the restric- 
tions are wholesome and salutary, and the effects resulting 
from the law have thus far been, in the opinion of the 
Committee, and also of the community at large, highly bene- 
ficial. The Committee therefore trust that unless it shall be 
clearly shown that the provisions in the sections of the 
Ordinance embracing the points considered by your Committee 
are injurious, and have not answered the purpose for which 
they were designed, that no further attempts will be made to 
repeal the same. 

The Committee also report that they have had under 
consideration a Bill referred to them on the 27th February 
last, entitled " An Ordinance for the Government of the Fire 
Department of the City of Philadelphia," and can see no good 
reason for the adoption of the same, whilst the present laws 
in relation thereto have answered so well in carrying out the 
objects for which they were enacted. 

The Committee submit a resolution asking to be discharged 
from the further consideration of the subject, and ask that it 
may be passed. 

Geo. R. Fisher, 

M. S. WlCKERSHAM, 

T. J. Perkins, 
J. E Hagert, 
Saun. Lewis, 
Robert Hutch inson, 
W. Watt. 

Philadelphia, March 27th, 1851. 

Resolved, That the Committee be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 



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APPENDIX No. LY. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The undersigned, a minority of the Committee of Legacies 
and Trusts, to whom was referred the resolution of Mr. Agnew, 
respectfully begs leave to report that he dissents from his 
colleagues, for the following reasons. 

First. The present Ordinance being part of a Joint 
Ordinance that was to have been approved by the adjoining 
districts (but not approved by them) has never produced any 
good result, and has never been acceptable to a majority of 
the Fire Department. 

Second. The Districting system could not be accepted and 
carried out in good faith by a number of the Companies ; 
their charters requiring them to proceed to and aid in the 
extinguishment of all Fires in the City and County of Phila- 
delphia. 

Third. The present peace and quiet of the Department is 
not the effect of the present Ordinance (as claimed for it by 
the friends of the Ordinance,) but results from the efficient 
manner in which the Law is enforced and disorders sup- 
pressed by the Mayor and Marshal of Police. 

The undersigned believes that the repeal of the 2d section 
of the Ordinance of January 4th, 1844, would promote the 
peace and harmony of the Department. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Wm. F. Hansell, 



of the Common Council. 281 



AFPENDIX No. LVI. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Public Highways, respectfully report 
the annexed Ordinance, entitled an Ordinance to fix the re- 
gulation of ascents and descents in Drinker's Alley. 

John Yarrow, Ch'm. 
Fredk. Lennig, 
Saun. Lewis, 
Thomas Robins, 
W. Watt, 
Saml. Copeland. 

An Ordinance to fix the regulation of ascents and descents 
in Drinker's alley from Front street to a point three hundred 
and seventeen feet westward thereof. 

Sec. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the citizens of 
Philadelphia in Select and Common Councils assembled, That 
the regulation of ascents and descents in Drinker's alley from 
Front street to a point three hundred and seventeen feet west- 
ward thereof, shall be, and the same are hereby fixed and es- 
tablished according to a plan hereto annexed and made part 
of this Ordinance, dated the 12th day of March, 1851, and 
made by Samuel H. Kneass, Principal City Regulator and 
Surveyor, any existing Ordinance or regulation to the con- 
trary notwithstanding. 



APPENDIX No. LVIL 

fi JFttrtftc* SutWitmctit 

To an Ordinance entitled an Ordinance for the regulation of 
Cabs and Omnibuses, passed the first of April, 1841. 
Sec. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled* 
That the sum to be paid annually by the owner or owners of 
any omnibus employed within the City of Philadelphia, in the 
transporting or conveyance of persons for hire or pay, shall be 
Ten Dollars, any Ordinance to the contrary notwithstanding. 



282 Appendix to the Journal 



APPENDIX No. LVIII. 

To the Select and Common Councils: 

The Committee on Police, having had under consideration 
the subject of a resolution passed by Councils on the 10th of 
January last, in relation to the expediency of "Councils 
memorializing the legislature in favor of the passage of a law, 
providing for the appointment of an inspector of buildings, 
hereafter erected within the city limits." 
Respectfully submit — 
The subjoined resolution. 

Chas. A. Poulson, Clim. 
A. G. Waterman, 

D. B. HlNMAN, 

J. B. Lancaster, 
John P. Wetherill, 
J. M. Scott, 

Committee on Police. 

Committee Room, \ 

March 31, 1851. J 

Resolved, That the Presidents of Councils, be requested to 
address a memorial to the Legislature, asking them to give 
power to the Councils of the city, to pass Ordinances ap- 
pointing an Inspector of Buildings, prescribing his powers 
and duties, and containing such rules upon the subject of 
buildings in the city of Philadelphia, as they may deem 
necessary. 



APPENDIX No. LIX. 

To the Select and Common Councils: — 

The Committee on Police, having had under consideration 
an application from Mr. J. Henry Bulkley, for an increase 
of his salary as Lieutenant of Police, and satisfied of the 
facts he refers to sustain it, as regards the amount of 
increased and increasing labor he has performed since his 
first employment in the office of the Mayor; — which it 



of the Common Council. 283 

appears, requires, at this time, his unremitted attention from 
morning until nine or ten o'clock at night — are of opinion, 
that his request is reasonable and just, and therefore re- 
spectfully recommend, that the salary of said officer be 
increased One Hundred dollars per annum, and for this 
purpose submit the bill annexed, and ask its adoption by 
Councils. 

Ciias. A. Poulson, Chairman. 

D. B. IIlNMAN, 

John P. Wetherill, 

J. M. Scott, 

Geo. Griscom, 
Committee Room, \ Committee on Police. 

March 31, 1851. j 



Fixing the salary of the Lieutenant of Police. 

Sec. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the citizens of 
Philadelplria, in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That from and after the first day of May, A. D., 1851, the 
salary of the Lieutenant of Police, shall be Eight Hundred 
dollars per annum, payable monthly as heretofore, any 
Ordinance to the contrary notwithstanding. — 



APPENDIX No. LX. 

The Committee appointed on the 3d inst., upon the subject 
of certain measures pending before the Legislature of this 
Commonwealth, in relation to the Franklin Canal Company 
and the Pittsburgh and Erie Rail Road Company 

REPORT, 

That they were attended at their meetings by gentlemen 
who represent conflicting interests, and were prepared to 
communicate fully their knowledge of facts, and their dis- 
tinct views of policy. They were fully heard. 

The duty of the Committee being to protect the interests 
of this portion of the Commonwealth, they prepared, and 
have forwarded to Harrisburg a memorial which seemed to 



284 Appendix to the Journal 

them best adapted to effect that object. Of this memorial 
they annex a copy. 

The Chairman at the same time addressed a letter to the 
members from the City, requesting them to have it presented 
in both branches. These papers must have reached Harris- 
burg in time for the session of Monday morning. 

Your Committee offer the following Resolution. 

Resolved, That they be discharged from further considera- 
tion of the subject. 

J. M. Scott, 
John Yarrow, 
Edw. Y r . Farquhar, 
Thomas Robins, 
John P. Wetherill, 
T. J. Perkins, 
A. G. Waterman, 

D. R. HlNMAN. 

COPY OF MEMORIAL. 

To the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

The Memorial of the undersigned, a Committee of the 
Select and Common Councils of the City of Philadelphia, 
Respectfully sheweth, 

That the people of this portion of the Commonwealth are 
looking with great anxiety to the course of legislation which 
may ultimately be adopted in relation to the "Franklin 
Canal Company," and the "Pittsburg and Erie Railroad 
Company." 

The Franklin Canal Company, your memorialists are 
informed, are now actually engaged in building or preparing 
to build, a railroad along the shore of Lake Erie, the whole 
distance between the Ohio line and the Borough of Erie — 
and thus to form a connection between the railroads of Ohio, 
and the New York railroads terminating at Eaie. 

Y T our memorialists are also informed that the Pittsburg 
and Erie Railroad Company claim the right under their 
Charter, of making the same connection between the same 
points — and that they claim it as given to them by the 17th 
section of their Act of Incorporation. 

This right, so claimed, as well as that claimed by the 
Franklin Company, seems to be recognized in the third and 



of the Common Council. 285 

seventh sections of the House Bill, No. 8 ( J4 — And such 
recognition, even by implication, your memorialists submit 
ought not to be made. 

After careful examination of the Acts relating to the 
Franklin Canal Company, your memorialists are unable to 
perceive in them any authority justifying the attempt they 
are now said to be making. 

The claim of power in favor of the Pittsburg and Erie 
llailroad Company, they also conceive to be very doubtful. 

A power "to make such lateral railroads or branches 
leading from the main line," " to such convenient places or 
points in either of the counties into or through which the 
said line of their road may pass, and the Counties next 
adjoining the same, as the President and Directors may deem 
advantageous and suited to promote the convenience of the 
inhabitants thereof and the interests of said Company," is a 
very broad, very indefinite and unusual power — and for this 
reason requires construction, and cannot claim exemption 
from any sound rule of construction. 

It cannot be supposed that the Legislature intended by the 
use of such general phrases, to put the great interests of the 
Commonwealth — the prosperity of her public works — and 
her power to sustain competition with a rival State, under 
the control of a Corporation. Such a construction ought 
not to be submitted to, unless when given by the very 
highest judicial tribunal. 

It may well be doubted, too, whether the expression, " a 
convenient place or point in" a county, would be held to 
indicate a point at its extreme edge, separated, not from 
another adjoining County — but from an adjoining Common- 
wealth, by a mere line. 

Believing, therefore, that any further facilities of commu- 
nication between the New York lines of railroad, and those 
of Ohio, beyond such as already exist, or may be made to 
exist by a direct road from Pittsburg to Erie, would be of 
deep injury to the Commonwealth at large, as well as to the 
eastern portion of it, your Memorialists respectfully pray 
that no such additional facility may be granted, either 
expressly or by implication — that no right of legislative 
control, now or hereafter, over such lines of communication 
may be parted with — no construction impairing such right 
be put upon doubtful acts ; — And that any proposed act or 

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286 Appendix to the Journal 

acts now under consideration, may be so framed or amended 
as to avoid all or any such results. 

Signed by eight of the Committee. 



APPENDIX No. LXI. 

To the Select and Common Councils : — 

The Committee on Public Highways report herewith, a bill 
fixing the charge to be paid for permits to make openings to 
the common sewers. — Also a resolution directing the repaying 
of Mulberry street from Delaware seventh to eighth, both of 
which they recommend Councils to pass. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John Yarrow, CKm. 
Thomas Robins, 
Sam. Copeland, 
W. Watt, 

Robert Hutchinson. 
Philadelphia, April 10, 1851. 



Win ©rUmancc 

Fixing the charge for Permits to make openings to the 
Common Sewers. 

Sect. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the citizens of 
Philadelphia in Select and Common Councils assembled. That 
hereafter when a permit is granted for an opening into any 
of the Common Sewers of the City, the applicant therefore 
shall pay to the City Clerk for the use of the Corporation, 
for said permit, the sum of Ten Dollars, any ordinance or 
regulation to the contrary notwithstanding. 

Resolved, That the City Commissioners, under the direction 
of the Committee on Public Highways be directed to repave 
Mulberry street, from Delaware seventh to eighth st. 



of the Common Council. 287 

APPENDIX No. LXII. 

an ©romance 

To provide for the regulations of Turn-outs from the City 
Railroad. 

Sec. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That the Committee on Public Highways be and they are 
hereby authorized to grant permission to persons or companies, 
to attach turn-outs or bolting-tracks to the railroad in the city 
of Philadelphia. Said turn-outs or bolting-tracks to be laid in 
such manner as to conform to the established heights and 
levels of the streets in which they may be placed; and such 
permissions shall be in writing, and shall be subject to the 
provisions of this and all other Ordinances relating to the 
railroad in the City of Philadelphia. 

Sec. 2. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid, That it shall be lawful for the Committee 
on Public Highways from time to time, to make, establish, and 
put in force, such rules, regulations and restrictions, in 
relation to such turn-outs, bolting-tracks, their construction 
and materials, as to said Committee shall seem fit and proper ; 
and no turn-out, bolting-track, or other fixture shall be 
attached to the said railroad, or laid over or on any street, 
unless the same shall conform in every particular to the 
rules and regulations so adopted. 

Sec. 3. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authoiity aforesaid, That all such turn-outs, bolting-tracks, 
or other fixture, shall be laid under the direction and inspec- 
tion of the Superintendent of the City Railroad, and if any 
person or persons shall construct or lay down any turn-out, 
bolting-track or other fixture, contrary to the provisions of 
this Ordinance, or of any regulation adopted by the Committee 
on Public Highways, the person or persons so offending, shall 
forfeit and pay the sum of twenty dollars to be sued for and 
recovered in the manner that penalties for the breach of Or- 
dinances are by laws recoverable, and in addition thereto, such 
turn-out, bolting-track or other fixture, shall be forthwith re- 
moved. 



288 Appendix to the Journal 

Sec. 4. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid, That if any turn-out, bolting-track, 
switch, turning platform or other fixture, shall be out of order 
and repair, and the owner or person having charge thereof shall 
refuse or neglect to repair or put the same in good order after 
five day's notice from the Superintendent of the City Railroad, 
the same shall be taken up and removed, under the direction 
of the Committee on Public Highways, and the owner or per- 
son having charge of such turn-out, bolting-track, switch, 
turning platform or other fixture, shall also forfeit and pay 
the sum of twenty dollars, to be sued for and recovered in the 
manner that penalties for the breach of Ordinances are by 
law recoverable. 

Sec. 5. The person or persons to whom permission shall be 
granted to attach any turn-out, bolting-track or other fixture, 
to the City Railroad as is herein provided, shall, before re- 
ceiving the same, pay to the City Clerk, for the use of the 
City, the sum of ten dollars, $10. 



APPENDIX No. LXIII. 

Making Appropriations, and for raising Supplies, for the 
Year 1851. 

Sec. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That the following sums be and the same are hereby appro- 
priated to the Several Standing Committees, for conducting 
the affairs of the Corporation and for the payment of claims 
under existing Ordinances, for the year 1851. 

No. 1. — To the Watering Committee. 
Incidental Expenses : 
For the support of the distribution, $3,500 00 
Working machinery, fuel, &c, 2,800 00 
Payment of taxes on Fair Mount 

Estate, - -^ - 3,657 78 

General repairs, mowing reser- 
voirs, banks, &c, - 1,600 00 
Cleansing reservoirs Nos.l, 2, 3, 1,000 00 



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Additional reservoirs for payment 

of taxes, 100 00 

Salaries, - - - 4,000 00 

Incidentals, - - 2,000 00 

$18,657 78 

Permanent Expenses : 
Iron pipes to supply new improvements, 6,000 00 



$24,657 78 
Less, unexpended balance of 1850, 8,456 63 



$16,201 15 



No. 2. — To the Committee on Finance. 

For Unclaimed interest, due previously to Janu- 
ary 1, 1851, - - - $9,128 26 
Semi-annual interest, due July 1, 1851, 124,071 50 
Do. do. due January 1, 1852, 124,071 50 
Interest on coupons, due May 1 and Novem- 
ber 1, including exchange on London, 
commission, and state tax, - - 8,000 00 
Unclaimed loans, - - - 2,071 00 
Salaries, and collectors of vaccine cases, 17,500 00 
Printing, stationary and office charges, 7,500 00 
Miscellaneous expenditures and contingencies, 5,000 00 
Supposed amount to be appropriated for in- . 
terest on new Loans, and additions to the 
Sinking Fund, - - - 11,000 00 



$308,343 06 



No. 3. — To the Committee on Police. 

For pay of the Night Police : 

4 Captains, at $600 per an., $2,400 00 

4 Lieutenants, 450 do., 1,800 00 

4 Turnkeys, 365 do., 1,460 00 

200 Policemen, 380 do., 76,000 00 



$81,660 00 



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Pay of Day Police : 

4 High constables, 500 do., 2,000 00 

34 Day police, 400 do., 13,600 00 



Pay of Lamplighters : 

4 Superintendents, 240 do., 960 00 

57 Lamplighters, 120 do., 6,840 00 

Pay of Policemen in Mayor's office &c, 

Clerk of Police, - - §800 00 

Lieutenant of Police, - 700 00 

4 Special constables at $500 pr. an., 2,000 00 

1 Messenger, - - 360 00 

1 Turnkey, ^ - 360 00 

Driver of prison carriage, - 360 00 

1 Watchman at City Hall, - 300 00 



Pay of Clerks of Markets, &c, 

2 Clerks High street, market at 

$600 per an., - - $1,200 00 

2 Deputies and market watchmen, 

at $420 - - 840 00 



-15,600 00 



7,800 00 



4,880 00 



1 Clerk Second street market, 500 00 
1 Deputy and market "watchman, 365 00 
1 Clerk Western market, - 500 00 
1 Deputy and market watchman, 365 00 


3,770 
37,700 


Pay of gas and fittings, - $34,200 00 
Oil, - - - 1,800 00 
Lamps, cast iron, - 1,300 00 
Lamp-posts, - - 400 00 



00 

Pay of Miscellaneous expenses, viz : 
The cost of taking up dogs, rewarding persons 
active in bringing offenders to justice, 
carpenters, bricklayers, blacksmiths' and 
plumbers' work, materials, prison carriage 
and horses and keeping the same, fuel, 
water, rent, &c, - - - 5,170 00 



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Pay of Marshal's police, viz : 
4 Lieutenants at $2 each 

per day, - - $2,920 00 

55 Policemen, at $400 per 

an. each, - - 22,000 00 

24,920 00 



Outstanding bills, - 1,000 00 



$182,500 00 



Less, amount of unexpended balance 

of the year 1850, - - - 6,955 88 



$175,544 12 



No. 4. — To the Committee on Public Highways. 



For New paving, North District, $6,500 00 
Do. South District, 8,500 00 

$15,000 00 

Repaving streets, - 8,000 00 

Repairing do. and paving over water pipes, 15,500 00 
New culverts, repairs to culverts and inlets, 

and cleansing culverts, - - 10,000 00 

Repairs and labor on City Railroad, - 6,000 00 

Repaving one square with cubical blocks, 8,000 00 

Subscription to Schuylkill railroad, - 3,000 00 

Miscellaneous expenses including expenses of 
City Surveyor's office, repairing pumps, 
grading unpaved streets, carpenters' and 
blacksmiths' work, &c, - - 5,000 00 

Outstanding bills, - - - 5,000 00 

$70,500 00 
Less amount of unexpended balance of 1850, 2,532 35 

$67,967 65 



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No. 5. — To the Committee on Cleansing the City. 

For Cleansing the streets, and removing kitchen 

offal, coal, ashes, &c, - - $16,500 00 

Contingencies, - 500 00 

$17,000 00 
Less, unexpended balance of 1850, - 774 28 

$16,225 72 



No. 6. — To the Committee on City Property. 

For Tobacco warehouse, sundry la- 
bor and materials, - - $4,250 00 
Salaries of inspector $800, clerk 

$750, and watchman $300, - 1,850 00 



$6,100 00 

Public wharves, for repairs, - - 2,500 00 

Taxes on City property, - - 3,200 00 

Market houses, for repairs, - - 2,000 00 

Permanent bridge, 2 watchmen, $720 00 

" « cleansing,- 200 00 



920 00 



Public squares, Franklin square, $1,000 00 

" " Washington, - 1,000 00 

" " Independence, - 600 00 

" " Rittenhouse, - 450 00 

" " Penn, - - 500 00 

" " Logan, - - 450 00 

Incidental expenses for all the 

squares, - 1150 00 



5,150 00 



Salary of Commissioner of City 

Property, - - - $1,200 00 

Salary of City Carpenter, - 900 00 

" Keeper of City Bu- 
rial ground,- 240 00 

" " State House, - 425 00 



2,765 00 



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Amount overdrawn, ... 1,844 21 

Amount of bills due and not paid, 800 00 
Paving footways where streets are ordered 

to be paved, - 1,100 00 

Incidentals, - 5,700 00 

$32,079 21 



No. 7. — To the Committee on Legacies and Trusts. 

For The Fire Department, 20 companies at $300, $6,000 00 
The Board of Engineers, - - 200 00 

Incidentals in carrying out the various trusts 
under their care, and taxes on the Bou- 
dinot lands, - - - - 300 00 



$6,500 00 



No. 8. — To the Trustees op the City Ice Boat. 

For Appropriation for their use by Ordinance of 

1st March 1847, - - - $12,000 00 

Less, interest on loan included in the estimate of 
the Committee on Finance, - $3,500 00 

And less annual appropriation to 

Sinking Fund, ' - - 1,000 00 

4,500 00 



$7,500 00 



No. 9. — To the Committee on the Library. 

For Binding works received through Mr. Vatte- 

mere, ... - $100 00 

Arranging library room, assorting documents, 

&c, - 400 00 

$500 00 

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Sect. 2. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid. That for supplying the said appropria- 
tions, in addition to the sums set apart by existing ordinances, 
all sums to be received from the Pennsylvania Railroad Com- 
pany for interest, is also hereby appropriated : and the City 
Commissioners be and they are hereby authorized and re- 
quired forthwith to levy on the real estate, and upon pleasure 
carriages and horses within the City of Philadelphia, a tax 
of fifty-eight cents in the hundred dollars on the assessed 
value thereof, according to the last county assessment; and 
also to levy on the freemen of the city, a personal tax of 
seven thousand one hundred and eight dollars ; which taxes so 
levied, and the sums appropriated by existing ordinances, shall 
be applied towards supplying the aforesaid appropriations. 

Sect. 3. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid, That it shall not be lawful for the City 
Treasurer to pay any requisition unless there exists to the 
credit of the item for which such requisition is issued, a sum 
sufficient to meet the same. 



APPENDIX No. LXIV. 

& Sbuppltmint 

To an Ordinance, entitled " An Ordinance for the better regu- 
lation of the Fire Department," passed January 4, 1844. 

Sec. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That the second, fifth and eleventh sections of the Ordinance 
to which this is a Supplement, be and the same is hereby 
repealed. 



of the Common Council. 295 



APPENDIX No. LXIV.* 

The Committee on Legacies and Trusts, 

To whom was referred the application of the Independent 
Hose Company, for relief for damage done to their hose, at 
the recent fire at the Assembly Buildings, 

REPORT 

That they consider it inexpedient to grant said request, in- 
asmuch as the company belongs to, and is located in an ad- 
joining district ; and in addition, they think it would afford a 
precedent in no small degree dangerous, and perhaps lead to 
results which may prove, in a pecuniary point of view, exceed- 
ingly onerous to the City Corporation. 

They therefore ask to be discharged, and offer the following 
Resolution, to wit: 

Resolved, That the Committee be discharged from the fur- 
ther consideration of the subject. 

Geo. R. Fisher, Chairman. 
Saun. Lewis, 
W. Watt, 

M. S. WlCKERSHAM, 

Wm. F. Hansell, 
T. J. Perkins, 
J. E. Hagert. 

Philadelphia, April 2±th, 1851. 



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APPENDIX No. LXV. 

To the Select and Common Councils: — 

The Committee on Police, to whom was referred the con- 
sideration of a memorial, signed by sixty-eight Merchants, 
and others, in Market street, asking that persons engaged in 
the Clothing trade, be restrained from exhibiting so large a 
quantity of Ready-made garments in front of their stores, 
and thus obstructing the public view to their neighbors to a 
degree which not only causes a great inconvenience, but also 
a serious injury to their business — 

Respectfully submit, — 

That as the consideration of this special cause of complaint 
seems necessarily, also, to involve an examination of others, 
and perhaps more objectionable hindrances, to the free use of, 
and passage through many streets, in the business portion of 
our city — and as it is believed, that a remedy may be found 
in existing laws against evident nuisances, your Committee 
do not deem it expedient, at this time, to take any action in 
the premises — and therefore ask the adoption of the Resolu- 
tion annexed. 

Chas. A. Poulson, CKm. 
J. M. Scott, 

D. B. HlNMAN, 

J. B. Lancaster, 
Geo. Griscom, 
John P. Wetherill, 
John Trucks, 
A. G. Waterman, 

Committee on Police. 

Committee Boom, \ 

March 31, 1851. j 

Resolved, That the Committee be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 



of the Common Council. 297 



APPENDIX No. LXVI. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Joint Special Committee appointed on the 30th of Janu- 
ary, with instructions " to inquire into the state of the offices 
of the City Commissioners, City Clerk, and Commissioner of 
City Property, and report in relation to the expediency of re- 
organizing said offices," the number of which Committee was 
subsequently increased by the addition of two members from 
each Council, under a resolution passed on the 20th of March, 
containing also, further instructions on the subject — 

Respectfully report : 

The subjoined draft of an Ordinance, in the belief that the 
object of their appointment and investigations will thereby be 
satisfactorily attained, should the same be adopted by 
Councils. 

Chas. A. Poulson, 
John Yarrow, 
Thos. Snowden, 
Sam'l Copeland, 

D. B. HlNMAN, 

Robert Hutchinson, 

Joint Special Com., appointed Jan. 30 — March 20, 1851. 

Committee Room, \ 
April 22d, 1851. f 

To provide for the appointment of an officer, to be called the 
"Supervisor of the City," to define his duties, and to abolish 
the office of President of the Board of City Commissioners. 

Sect. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That the Select and Common Councils, immediately upon the 
passage hereof, and annually at the last stated meeting in the 
month of May, and whenever any vacancy shall occur, shall 



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elect in joint meeting, one person to be the Supervisor of the 
City, who shall before entering on the duties of his office, give 
bond to the mayor, aldermen, and citizens of Philadelphia, in 
the sum of dollars, with two sureties, to 

be approved by Councils, conditioned for the faithful per- 
formance of the duties of his office, as the same then are, or 
thereafter may be defined by Ordinance, and who shall be 
allowed an annual salary of one thousand dollars, payable 
quarterly: and who shall be removable at the pleasure of 
Councils. 

Sect. 2. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid, That the said officer shall perform all the 
duties heretofore performed by the President of the Board of 
City Commissioners ; and in addition thereto, it shall be his 
duty under the direction of the Committee on Public High- 
ways, to make all contracts for supplying the City with paving 
stones, gravel, and other materials required by said Commit- 
tee, in the department of the City under their charge ; to 
exercise a supervision over the cleansing of the City, and re- 
port any delinquencies of the contractor for the same, to the 
Committee on Cleansing ; to examine all buildings in the pro- 
gress of erection and all walls, within the City, and take pro- 
per measures in the premises, to ensure the safety and security 
of the citizens. 

Sect. 3. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid, That the said Supervisor, and the City 
Commissioners shall, at least once in each week, and as much 
oftener as may be necessary, meet together, to do and perform 
all such matters and things as by existing Ordinances require 
the concurrence of the City Commissioners, or a majority 
thereof; they shall cause minutes of their proceedings to be 
kept in a book, by the City Clerk, and all contracts made as 
hereinbefore provided, shall be copied therein. 

Sect. 4. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid, That the office of the President of the 
Board of City Commissioners be, and the same is hereby 
abolished. 



of the Common Council. 299 



APPENDIX No. LXVII. 



The Committee on Public Highways respectfully Report, 

An Ordinance relating to Water street, and Delaware 
Avenue. 

John Yarrow, Chairman. 
Sam'l Copeland, 
W. Watt, 
Saun. Lewis, 
Thos. Robins, 
Fred. Lennig. 
Robert Hutchinson, 
Edw. W. Roberts. 

%xi <&vXHmntt 

Relating to Water Street and Delaware Avenue. 

Sec. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That the Committee on Public Highways be, and they are 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to John Garret, 
Trustee under the will of James Wilson, deceased, the sum 
of two thousand, eight hundred and sixty-two dollars and 
fifty cents ; to William Ryan and H. S. Magee the sum of 
sixteen hundred dollars ; to William Weisinger and Thomas 
Weisinger the sum of fifteen hundred dollars ; to estate of 
John Wetherill the sum of thirty-one hundred dollars ; and 
to Peter Martin the sum of eighteen hundred dollars : the 
said sums being the amounts awarded to the said parties 
respectively, as damages for injury done to their property, 
situate on the west side of Water street, between Mulberry 
and Sassafras streets, by the laying out of Water street anew, 
as appears by the report of a jury, filed in the office of the 
clerk of the Court of Quarter Sessions, on the 21st day of 
March, 1851. 

Sec. 2. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid, That the sum of ten thousand, nine hun- 



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dred and ninety-two dollars, out of the income of the fund 
appropriated under the twenty-second item of the will of 
Stephen Girard, for the improvement of the eastern front of 
the city, be appropriated for carrying into effect the first sec- 
tion of this Ordinance, and for paying the expenses incident 
to the assessment of said damages, to be paid in the manner 
that appropriations for Delaware Avenue are directed to be 
paid, in the several Ordinances relating thereto. 

Sec. 3. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority afo?*esaid, That the Board of Commissioners of the 
Girard Estates be, and they are hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to the City Treasurer, for the Mayor, Aldermen, 
and Citizens of Philadelphia, the sum of four thousand, five hun- 
dred dollars, which sum has been awarded to them as damages 
for injury done to their property, bounded on the east by the 
river Delaware, west by Water street, south by Dock street, 
and north by property belonging to the heirs of James Hamil- 
ton, deceased, by the opening of Delaware Avenue, and the 
laying out of Water street anew, through a portion of the 
same, by a jury appointed for that purpose, as will appear by 
their report, filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court of 
Quarter Sessions, the 21st day of March, 1851 ; and the sum 
of four thousand five hundred dollars out of the income of 
the fund appropriated under the twenty-second item of the 
will of Stephen Girard, for the improvement of the eastern 
front of the city and Delaware Avenue, is hereby appropriated 
therefor. 



of the Common Council. 301 



APPENDIX No. LXVIII. 

To the Select and Common Councils: 

The Committee on Legacies and Trusts, to whom was re- 
ferred, on the 10th of April, a petition of the Diligent Fire 
Company, and a bill entitled "A Supplement to an Ordinance 
entitled 'An Ordinance for the better regulation of the Fire 
Department,' passed January 4, 1844;" 

And on the 24th of April, was referred to them, a commu- 
nication, signed by the representatives of seventeen fire com- 
panies, acting under the City Ordinances, also a petition 
from the Philadelphia Hose Company — 

Respectfully Report : 

That the Committee, after full consideration of all the 
documents referred to them, have been unable to unite on 
any recommendation to Councils, and therefore ask to be dis- 
charged from the further consideration of the same, and 
annex a Resolution to that effect, and ask that it may be 
passed. 

Resolved, That the Committee be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 



Respectfully submitted, 



Geo. R. Fisher, 

W. Watt, 

T. J. Perkins, 

M. S. WlCKERSHAM, 

Wm. F. Hansell, 
Robert Hutchinson, 
J. E Hagert. 



Philadelphia, May 8th, 1851, 



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APPENDIX No. LXIX. 

To the Select and Common Councils: 

The Committee on Police, to whom was referred the memo- 
rial of the High Constables of the City, asking for an increase 
of their annual salaries — 

Respectfully report : 

That from a due examination of the reasons assigned by 
the memorialists, and from a knowledge and consideration of 
the fact, that the faithful performance of their duties requires 
the entire time of these officers, your Committee are of opinion 
that their request is reasonable, and therefore recommend that 
the salaries of said officers be increased the sum of one hun- 
dred dollars, each, per annum — in accordance with which 
your Committee further submit the annexed draft of an 
Ordinance. 

Chas. A. Poulson, CKm. 

A. G. Waterman, 

D. B. Hinman, 

John Trucks, 

J. B. Lancaster, 

John M. Scott, 

Geo Griscom, 

Committee on Police. 
Committee Room, \ 
May 5, 1851. J 



To fix the Salary of the High Constables, and to make an 
appropriation to the Committee on Police. 

Sec. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That the salary of the High Constables shall be six hundred 



of the Common Council. 303 

dollars per annum, to be computed from the first day of May, 

Sec. 2. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid, That the sum of two hundred and sixty- 
seven dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated to the 
Committee on Police for the purpose of enabling said Committee 
to pay the High Constables the difference between the amount 
of salary herein named and that heretofore paid to them. 



APPENDIX No. LXX. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Public Highways, to whom was referred 
a bill, entitled "An Ordinance to provide for the paving of 
footways, in front of lots not built upon," with instructions 
to inquire and report as to the expense thereof, 

REPORT 

That the Commissioner of City Property estimates the ex- 
pense of paving the footways, eight foot wide, opposite the 
unimproved property of the City, will cost about $1500. 
Paving them according to the present Ordinances, would cost 
$800 to $900. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John Yarrow, Chairman. 

Sam'l Copeland, 

W. Watt, 

Edw. W. Roberts, 

Ered. Lennig, 

Saun. Lewis, 

Thos. Robins. 

Philadelphia, May 1th, 1851, 



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APPENDIX No. LXXI. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Public Highways, respectfully report 
that they have had under consideration the various petitions 
referred to them, by Councils, asking for the paving and re- 
paving of public streets, and after an inspection of all of 
them, they have designated, in the annexed Resolution, such 
as they deem should be acted upon at this time. 

They also report a Resolution, directing the paving of 
certain private alleys. 

Both of which Resolutions your Committee recommend 
should be passed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John Yarrow, Chairman. 

Sam'l Copeland, 

W. Watt, 

Edw. W. Roberts, 

Robert Hutchinson, 

Fred. Lennig, 

Thos. Robins, 

Saun. Lewis. 

Philadelphia, May 8th, 1851. 

Resolved, That the City Commissioners, under the direction 
of the Committee on Public Highways, be directed to regu- 
late, curb, and pave the following Streets, viz : 

Spring street, west from Schuylkill Sixth, and Small street 

from Spring street to Sassafras street. 
Cherry street, from Schuylkill Third to Fourth street. 
Filbert street, from Schuylkill Second to Front street. 
Schuylkill Seventh street, from Lombard to Cedar street. 
Carver street, to Schuylkill Seventh street. 
Burton street, to do do 

Schuylkill Fifth street, from Pine to Lombard street. 
Waverly street, from Schuylkill Sixth to Fifth street. 
Ashton street, in part, from Lombard to Cedar street. 



of the Common Council. 305 

Asbton street, from Chestnut to George street. 
George street, from Schuylkill Front to Second street. 
Aspen street, from George to Walnut street. 

And to repave the following streets : 
Franklin Place, narrow parts, with tramway. 
Jones' alley, do do 

Drinker's alley, with tramway. 
New street, from Front to Second Street. 
Delaware Second street, from Chestnut to Vine street. 
Delaware Third street, from High to Mulberry street. 
Delaware avenue, from High to Chestnut street. 

Resolved, That the City Commissioners be directed to 
notify the owners of property thereon, to curb and pave 
Nonnater's Court, running south from Mulberry stret, west 
of Tenth street; and to repave St. Joseph's avenue, from 
Schuylkill Fifth to Sixth street, and Joint alley, running east 
from Schuylkill Eighth street, north of Chestnut street. 



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APPENDIX No. LXXIL 

To an Ordinance passed the fourth day of January, A.D. 
1844, entitled " An Ordinance for the better Regulation 
of the Fire Department." 

Sec. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia in Select and Common Councils assembled. 
That each Fire Engine and Hose Company in the City of 
Philadelphia shall, on the third Monday in June next, and 
annually thereafter, elect one member of such company a 
delegate to a Convention to be composed of the delegates so 
elected. 

Sec. 2. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid, That the delegates aforesaid shall, on 
the second Monday in July next and annually thereafter, 
elect one person to be Chief Engineer and two others to be 
respectively First and Second Assistant Engineers ; who 
shall hold their said offices for one year from the date of their 
election, unless sooner removed as hereinafter provided : and 
whenever a vacancy shall occur in any of the said offices from 
death, resignation or removal, it shall be the duty of said 
delegates forthwith to elect a person to fill such vacancy, and 
the person so elected shall hold his office for the unexpired 
term of the individual in whose place he shall have been 
elected : Provided, That no election as aforesaid shall be con- 
sidered to be made until the Committee on Legacies and Trusts 
of the Select and Common Councils approve of the choice 
made by said delegates. 

Sec. 3. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid, That the said Committee on Legacies and 
Trusts may remove from office any of the Engineers aforesaid, 
for inefficiency or neglect of duty. 

Sec. 4. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid, That it shall be the duty of the Chief 
Engineer, and in his absence, that of the First Assistant, and 
in the absence of both of them, that of the Second Assistant, 
to direct and control the several Fire Engine and Hose Com- 
panies whilst on duty at fires within the City of Philadelphia ; 



of the Common Council. 307 

and if any such company, or the members thereof, shall refuse 
to obey the direction of the Engineer on duty as aforesaid, or 
if any such company, or the members thereof, shall be guilty 
of any riotous or disorderly conduct, it shall be the duty of 
said Engineer to report the same to the said Committee on 
Legacies and Trusts ; and upon ascertainment by them of the 
truth of such report, if the party so reported be a company, 
then such company shall be deprived of the next annual 
appropriation which the said company would by existing 
Ordinances be entitled to receive, and the members of said 
company shall be ineligible to serve in the offices of Engineer 
aforesaid, for one year : and if the party so reported be an 
individual or individuals, he or they shall be ineligible to the 
said offices for one year. 

Sec. 5. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid, That the Chief Engineer shall receive 
an annual compensation of Five hundred dollars, and each 
Assistant Engineer of One hundred and fifty dollars, pay- 
able quarterly. 

Sec. 6. And be it futher ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid, That the City of Philadelphia shall be 
divided into the Northern and Southern Eire Districts : all Eire 
Engine and Hose Companies located north of High Street, 
shall be in the Northern, and those south thereof, in the 
Southern district : and no company aforesaid located in the 
Southern district shall pass beyond the Northern, and no com- 
pany located in the Northern district shall pass beyond the 
Southern boundary of the City, unless directed so to do by the 
Chief Engineer aforesaid : and no company aforesaid shall 
have over one hundred active members. 

Sec. 7. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid, That no Fire Engine or Hose Company 
which shall refuse to appoint a delegate as hereinbefore men- 
tioned, or which shall violate any of the provisions of the 
Ordinance to which this a Supplement (except those thereof 
which are hereby repealed), shall receive any portion of the 
annual appropriation provided for by an Ordinance passed 
the 21st day of May, 1840, entitled " An Ordinance grant- 
ing Aid to the Fire Engine and Hose Companies of the City :" 
and no Engine or Hose Company shall receive the said appro- 
priation or any part thereof, until the said Chief Engineer 
shall certify that such company has not been guilty of a vio- 
lation of any of the provisions of this Ordinance or that to 



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which it is a Supplement : Provided, nevertheless, That the 
said Committee on Legacies and Trusts may withhold such 
appropriation notwithstanding such certificate. 

Sec. 8. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid, That no person or persons shall attach to 
any fire plug in the City of Philadelphia, the hose of any Fire 
Company which has not ejected the delegate before mentioned : 
nor the hose of any Fire Company whose apparatus is located 
out of the said City, without permission of the Engineer on 
duty as aforesaid, under a penalty of Five Dollars for each 
offence, to be recovered in the manner that penalties for the 
breach of Ordinances are by law recoverable. 

Sec. 9. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid, That the State House Bell shall be under 
the supervision of the Committee on Legacies and Trusts 
during the time of fires. 

Sec. 10. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid, That the first, second, fifth, ninth, tenth 
and eleventh Sections of the Ordinance to which this is a Sup- 
plement, and so much of any other part of the same or of any 
other Ordinance as is inconsistent herewith, be and the same 
is hereby repealed. 



of the Common Council. 309 

APPENDIX No. LXXIII. 

County Commissioner's Office, 

Philadelphia, May 19, 1851. 

To the President and Members of the Common Council of 
the City of Pliiladelphia : 

Gentlemen : 

It becomes your duty, in accordance with an Act of Gene- 
ral Assembly, of the 28th of April, 1851, to divide the va- 
rious wards in your jurisdiction, "into election precincts, of 
not more than four hundred taxable inhabitants, or as near 
that number as practicable," and " appoint a suitable place 
for holding the elections in each precinct." 

As our duties in connection with this change in the mode 
of elections are numerous and arduous, we beg to call your 
early attention to the above. 

Yours, very respectfully, 

M. Van Dusen, Sr., ^) 
John C. Dobleman, V Conty. Commrs. 
Adam Shetzline, j 
Attest, Chas. P. Dace, Clerk. 



Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and Souse of 
Representatives of the Commonivealth of Pennsylvania in 
General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the 
authority of the same, That the Select and Common Councils 
of the City of Philadelphia, on or before the twentieth day of 
July, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one, 
shall be required to divide the several wards in said city into 
election precincts, of not more than four hundred taxable 
inhabitants, or as near that number as practicable, and shall 
appoint a suitable place for holding the elections in each pre- 
cinct or ward ; and the Commissioners of the several incor- 
porated districts in the county of Philadelphia shall in like 
manner divide the wards of their respective districts, and 
appoint the places of holding the elections ; and said Councils 
and Commissioners shall annually communicate to the Sheriff 
of the county the places so appointed, who shall publish the 

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same in his proclamation. Provided, That the City of Phi- 
ladelphia and the several incorporated districts shall -be 
authorized to change the place of holding their ward and 
general elections in the same manner and under the existing 
laws passed prior to the passage of this act. 

Section 2. That the officers elected in the several wards 
and precincts in said city, at the general election, in the year 
one thousand eight hundred and fifty, and in said districts in 
March, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one, shall ap- 
point officers to conduct the next general election in the 
additional precincts hereby created in the following manner, 
to wit : in case any of the said wards have not been hereto- 
fore divided into precincts, then the judge of said ward shall 
appoint one person to act as judge for each additional pre- 
cinct, and each inspector shall appoint one person to act as 
inspector for each additional precinct, in case any of said 
wards have been heretofore divided into an equal number of 
precincts, then each judge shall appoint one person to act as 
judge for each additional precinct, and each inspector shall 
appoint one person to act as inspector for each additional 
precinct, and the judges of the several precincts of each ward 
shall together appoint one person to act as judge for the 
remaining precinct, if there shall be an odd number of pre- 
cincts in any of said wards, and the inspectors of the several 
precincts of each ward shall together appoint two persons to 
act as inspectors for the remaining precinct, the said inspec- 
tors shall each appoint one clerk, and the judges, inspectors, 
and clerks, shall severally be sworn or affirmed, according to 
law, and shall perform all the duties, and be subject to all 
the penalties and restrictions now imposed upon election 
officers. Provided, That hereafter the judges and inspectors 
shall be elected in the several precincts or wards by the 
qualified voters thereof, in the manner and at the time now 
directed by law. 

Section 3. That the judges, inspectors and clerks of each 
precinct of the several wards of the City of Philadelphia, 
shall meet together at the State House in said city, on the 
second day (Sunday excepted,) after any election, and there 
add together the number of votes given for each person voted 
for, and make out the returns as the nature of the election 
may require, complying in all respects with the provisions of 
the existing; laws of this Commonwealth ; and in like manner, 



of the Common Council. 311 

the judges, inspectors, and clerks of each precinct of the 
several wards of each incorporated district as aforesaid, shall 
meet together at the Commissioners Hall in each of said dis- 
tricts, and add together the number of votes given for each 
person voted for, and make out the returns as the nature of 
the election may require, complying in all respects with the 
provisions of existing laws. 

Section 4. That hereafter all elections (except military) 
in the city of Philadelphia, and in the incorporated districts 
of the county of Philadelphia, shall be held within the several 
precincts or wards of said city and districts, as the case may 
be, and the polls at said elections shall be opened at or before 
eisrlit o'clock in the morning, and shall be closed at seven 
o'clock in the evening, the judges, inspectors, and clerks shall 
each receive the sum of two dollars in full, as compensation 
for their services in conducting each election. 

Section 5. That the County Commissioners shall furnish 
the necessary boxes, blanks, and papers, for holding the elec- 
tions in each of said precincts, and they shall also furnish a 
list of taxable inhabitants of each precinct or ward as now 
required by law. Provided, That the lists of taxable inhabi- 
tants now required to be made and posted up, shall after the 
passage of this act be made out by streets, courts, or alleys 
respectively, in which the inhabitants reside, designating the 
side of said street, court, or alley in a head line. Provided, 
That hereafter the judge and inspectors of each precinct or 
ward shall make the additional assessment as now provided 
by law, and each of said judges and inspectors shall receive 
one dollar per day for their services. Provided further, That 
the County Commissioners are hereby authorized and required 
to furnish previous to the time of making the additional 
assessments, to the judge or inspectors of each ward, precinct 
or township, where an election is to be held, the alphabetical 
window list, and that the said judge and inspectors shall 
enter the name of every person who is duly authorized by 
existing laws to be assessed in said book in alphabetical 
order, and after the said judge and inspectors shall have 
completed said additional assessment, the judge and each of 
the inspectors shall sign their names in each column of said 
book immediately following the last signature, the said judges 
and inspectors shall return to the County Commissioners the 
additional assessments as required by existing laws, when the 



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assessors of each ward shall enter the same in the assessor's 
book as heretofore. And provided further, That in all cases 
of additional assessment the tax shall be paid to the collector 
of the ward, who shall give a receipt for the same, and ac- 
count to the Treasurer of the county for all moneys so 
received, and the collectors of taxes of the different wards 
and precincts of the city and incorporated districts, shall be 
required to be at their respective offices on the days of the 
General or Municipal elections, for the purpose of receiving 
State, County or other taxes respectively, from ten o'clock, 
A. M., until the time of closing the elections, and for every 
evasion or refusal to comply with the provisions of this sec- 
tion, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be subject 
to a penalty of one hundred dollars, to be recovered in the 
same manner as debts of like amount are by law recoverable, 
one-half of which shall go to the informer, and the other half 
to the Guardians of the Poor of the City and Incorporated 
districts. 

Section 6. That the fourth section of an act, entitled, A 
further supplement to an act entitled, " an act relating to the 
elections in this Commonwealth," passed the eleventh day of 
April, one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, be and 
the same is hereby repealed. Provided, That all persons 
acting as judges and inspectors of the general election in the 
city and county of Philadelphia may be re-elected, any law 
to the contrary notwithstanding. 



Secretary's Office. 

Pennsylvania ss : — 

I do hereby certify that the above foregoing and 
\$jtf§J5$> annexed is a true and correct copy of Sections one, 
Swk^^B two, three, four, five and six of the original Act of 
*^^ff^ the General Assembly, entitled " An Act regulating 
****& "the elections in the city and incorporated districts 
" of the county of Philadelphia, to incorporate the Jefferson 
" Railroad Company, relative to certain election districts in 
"Montour county, to the continuance fees of Prothonotaries 
" in Bradford and Susquehanna counties, to road damages in 



of the Common Council. 313 

" Moyamensing, to the Germantown Water Company, to the 
" Philadelphia Police district, to the School district of Monon- 
"gahela city, and to the half-pilotage law," "approved the 
"twenty-eighth day of April, one thousand eight hundred 
"and fifty-one," as the same remains on file in this office. 

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and 
caused to be affixed the Seal of the Secretary's Office at 
Harrisburg, this thirteenth day of May, Anno Domini, one 
thousand eight hundred and fifty-one. 

Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth. 



APPENDIX No. LXXIV. 



To the Select and Common Councils: 

The Committee on Public Highways, respectfully 

REPORT 

An Ordinance to authorize the construction of certain cul- 
verts, which they recommend Councils to pass. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John Yarrow, Chairman, 
Robert Hutchinson, 
Fredk. Lennig, 
Saml. Copeland, 
W. Watt, 
Thomas Robins. 
Philad. May 22, 1851. 



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To authorize the construction of certain Culverts. 

Section 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That the City Commissioners, under the direction of the Com- 
mittee on Public Highways, cause the following culverts to be 
constructed, namely : one in Schuylkill Sixth street, to ex- 
tend from Spruce street to the north side of Walnut street : 
one in Tenth street, extending from a point twenty-five feet 
south of the south line of Mulberry street to a point twenty- 
two feet six inches south of the south line of Cherry street : 
one in Twelfth street, to extend from Cedar street to the 
north line of Pine street : and one in Delaware Sixth street, 
extending from a point twenty feet six inches south of the 
north side of Mulberry street to a point twenty feet six inches 
south of the south line of Sassafras street : said culverts to 
be constructed in accordance with a plan prepared by Samuel 
H. Kneass, Principal City Surveyor and Regulator, dated 
May 22d, 1851. 



APPENDIX No. LXXV. 



To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Public Highways, 

To whom was referred, on the 3d April last, a resolution 
relative to having a plan made of the City, agreeable to the 
Ordinances passed by Councils, to be deposited in the office 
of the City Commissioners, 

Report herewith a communication from the City Surveyor, 
giving his views relative to such a plan as the resolution con- 
templates, and the necessity for the same, 



of the Common Council. 315 

Your Committee, fully concurring in the importance of 
such a work, recommend that it should be commenced as early 
as practicable, and annex a resolution authorizing the same, 
and ask that it may be passed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John Yarrow, Chairman, 
Robert Hutchinson, 
Fredk. Lennig, 
Saml. Copeland, 
W. Watt, 
Thomas Robins. 
Philad., May 22, 1851. 

Resolved, That the Principal City Surveyor and Regulator 
be authorized to make a plan of the City, in accordance with 
the suggestions contained in his communication, dated May 
7, 1851, and herewith annexed, and to that end he be au- 
thorized to employ such assistance as may be necessary, pro- 
vided the same shall not exceed §2000. 



City Surveyor's Office, 
PMladeqjJiia, 7lh May, 1851. 
Gentlemen : 

A resolution passed by Councils on the 3d of April last, 
requests the City Surveyor to have a plan made of the City, 
agreeably to the several Ordinances passed in relation to the 
subject. 

In answer to the requisition made on him by a Sub-Com- 
mittee on Public Highways, the undersigned has the honor to 
report : 

That great inconvenience has been felt by the department 
over which he has control, from the absence of sufficient data, 
in reference to the true lines of streets, and in some instances 
losses have been incurred from this cause, in giving to build- 
ers erroneous lines, more from the absence of these data, than 
from any inattention or want of care in the City Officers. 

Nearly all the " bench marks," relative positions of build- 
ings, and lines of streets, made under the Ordinance of 1809, 
by Reading Howell, have been obliterated or lost. This sur- 



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vey extended from Vine to Cedar street, and from Delaware 
Fifth street, to the river Schuylkill. The marks yet remain- 
ing, will of course materially assist in hastening the completion 
of the work now called for. 

East of Delaware Fifth street, within the bounds of the 
City, there is no plan or map. All the data for this part of 
the work are contained in disconnected drafts, marking merely 
distances and levels, and a large portion of the newly laid out 
sections west of Delaware Fifth street, is in a similar con- 
dition. 

The plan and map now called for by Councils, is a matter 
of imminent necessity and importance to all the City interests, 
and to every property holder within its borders and vicinage. 
It should long since have been made, and on record, and no 
more time should be lost in its completion. 

The plan should be made of such an enlarged size — say not 
less than one inch to the 100 feet — as to represent accurately 
all the minor divisions of the City, and of dimensions sufficient 
to avoid all confusion consequent upon descriptions into a 
confined space. 

This plan, of necessity, must contain the correct lines of 
the streets, the relative positions of buildings, wherever their 
locations indicate with precision the ancient land-manks or 
corners, that determine accurately the boundary lines of pro- 
perty, and all data which can possibly assist in settling the 
property lines, and accruing rights of individuals. 

On it, must be laid down and accurately marked, all the 
established levels of the curbs, at the junctions of all the 
principal streets, with these, the summits and depressions 
should be clearly designated, so that the ascent and descent 
should be thoroughly intelligible to every citizen. 

In such a plan, we can by no means neglect an attention 
to the sewerage of the City — a matter that has been specially 
enjoined upon the Surveyor by recent enactments of the 
Councils. The plan must show the location of every sewer or 
culvert, its depth below the grade of the street, at all the 
points of intersection ; and also the rate of fall determined by 
a particular, or estimated per centage. 

The whole surface, and as far as possible the under- work of 
the City sewerage, should be here exhibited. The City has not 
now, nor ever has had, an intelligible view of its system, or 
want of system, in regard to culverts or sewerage. Upon 
this plan should be distinctly, clearly exhibited, the areas to 



of the Common Council. 317 

be drained by any particular sewer or culvert, in order that, 
along with other data, the size of the sewer may be deter- 
mined, when application may be made for its construction. 

The time that would be required for the completion of a 
survey and plan of this character, is to be determined by the 
amount of force placed at the disposal of the City Surveyor. 
What is at present engaged, is barely sufficient for the ordi- 
nary requirements of the daily business of the office. It 
would most probably require three years of what little leisure 
the present corps can obtain, to make the survey contemplated 
by the resolutions of Councils. With the adequate assist- 
ance, the whole matter might be completed within one year. 

It is certainly desirable that this survey and plan should 
be matured within reasonable time, and such assistance ought 
to be employed immediately, as would ensure to the City a 
proper survey and plan within the next year. For this pur- 
pose, there would be required additional assistance in the sur- 
veying department. 

As the City Surveyor has now in progress a series of 
examinations relative to drainage and sewerage, he refrains 
from any particular remarks on this subject, desiring rather 
that his views on this point may be laid before the Councils 
at large, and in such an extended form that may prove more 
worthy of their acceptance, than any disconnected views which 
might enter the present report. 

Upon this map should be laid down the position of the gas 
and water pipes, paved streets, public buildings, lamp-posts, 
fire-plugs — in short, it should furnish a complete geography 
and topography of the City. 

With these data on record, no inconvenience could arise at 
any time from the change of appointment in the office of the 
Surveyor. The official records would at all times be suffi- 
cient to guide the incumbent on all questions that might pre- 
sent themselves, and a deal of trouble and unnecessary exami- 
nation would be saved to every one interested in the premises. 

Very respectfully, 



SAML. H. KKEASS, 

City Surveyor. 



To Fredk. Lehnig, 
Saml. Copeland, 



Sub-Committee. 
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APPENDIX No. LXXVI. 

To fix the regulation of ascents and descents in Drinker's 
alley, from Front street to a point three hundred and 
seventeen feet westward thereof, and to provide for the 
footways therein. 

Section 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That the regulation of ascents and descents in Drinker's alley, 
from Front street to a point three hundred and seventeen feet 
westward thereof, shall be and the same are hereby fixed and 
established according to a plan hereto annexed, and made 
part of this Ordinance, dated the 12th day of March, 1851, 
and made by Samuel H. Kneass, Principal City Regulator and 
Surveyor. And the footways on the north side of Drinker's 
alley in the whole extent thereof, shall be two feet in width, 
and on south side thereof one foot and one half in width, any 
existing Ordinance or regulation to the contrary notwith- 
standing. 



APPENDIX No. LXXVII. 

The Committee to whom was referred the memorial re- 
questing that an appropriation may be made to aid the mili- 
tary associations in their arrangements for the celebration of 
the Fourth of July, respectfully 

REPORT, 

That under ordinary circumstances, they would have felt 
disposed to abstain from any expenditure not absolutely re- 
quired by the necessary routine of municipal government. 
But they conceive that the present condition of the affairs of 



of the Common Council. 31U 

our country, warrants them in taking a different course. The 
Fourth of July is the great national day of these United 
States. It is the day of that great act which introduced them 
into the family of nations, as an independent power, and laid 
the foundation of this hitherto glorious, and most admirable 
Republic. It is a day, therefore, always to be cherished, and 
always to be noted as a national holiday. At this moment, 
when, in the extreme sections of our common country, there 
seem to be many active intellects employed in the unholy 
effort to shatter this magnificent Union into insignificant 
fragments, there is, in the opinion of your Committee, a pro- 
priety in giving more than a mere historical observance to 
the day of its birth ; and in thus endeavoring to renew, by a 
general recurrence to the era of '76, the passionate love 
which it was once the pride of every American, of every sec- 
tion and corner of our country to cherish for the Union, it 
may be, that the universal direction of the public mind on 
that day, to the event which has given it celebrity, and to 
the wonderful results of that event, may exercise a sobering 
influence where ambition has misled, and may renew devoted 
love, where the long possession of a blessing has created an 
indifference to its value. 

The Committee, therefore recommend the adoption of the 
annexed resolution, which places at their control the sum of 
$1500, to be used at their discretion for military, or other 
purposes, as to them may seem best, in contributing to the 
general observance of the approaching National Festival. 

Resolved, That the Joint Special Committee appointed May 
22, be instructed to take measures for aiding in the celebra- 
tion of the Fourth of July, and for that purpose they are 
hereby authorized to expend an amount not exceeding in the 
whole, the sum of $1500. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John Agnew, 
T. J. Perkins, 
Geo. R. Fisher, 
A. G. Waterman. 
Philad. June 4, 1851. 



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APPENDIX No. LXXVIIL 

To the Select and Common Councils : 
The Committee on Police, 

Respectfully submit the annexed resolution, and ask its 
adoption by Councils. 

Chas. A. Poulson, Chairman. 
John P. Wetherill, 
A. G. Waterman, 
John Trucks, 
D. B. Hinman, 
J. B. Lancaster, 
Committee Room, 1 Committee on Police. 

June 2, 1851. / 

Resolved, That the Committee on Police be authorized to 
pay to John Gibbs, the sum of Thirty dollars, as compensa- 
tion for time lost, and injuries sustained by him, whilst in the 
discharge of his duty as a Night Policeman, the said sum to 
be paid out of the appropriation made to said Committee for 
the purpose of rewarding persons active in bringing offenders 
to justice. 



APPENDIX No. LXXIX. 

To the Select and Common Councils : — 
The Committee on Police, 

Respectfully submit the annexed draft of an Ordinance, 
modifying existing regulations in the capture of dogs, and re- 
ducing the pay therefor, which experience has suggested. 

Chas. A. Poulson, Chairman, 
John P. Wetherill, 
A. G. Waterman, 
D. B. Hinman, 
John Trucks, 
Committee Room, 1 Committee on Police. 



June 2, 1851 



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of the Common Council. 321 



M JFurtfttr Supplement 

To an Ordinance passed the 27th day of May, 1828, entitled, 
" An Ordinance to consolidate, alter, and amend the Ordi- 
nances to prevent dogs from running at large in the City 
of Philadelphia." 

Sec. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled. 
That so much of the Ordinances to which this is a supplement, 
as requires that dogs going at large within the City, shall 
have collars on their necks, be, and the same is hereby re- 
pealed. 

Sec. 2. Be it further ordained and enacted by the authority 
aforesaid, That for the services to be performed by persons 
in taking up and killing dogs, the sum of fifty cents shall be 
paid, in lieu of the sum of one dollar, as provided in said 
Ordinance. 



APPENDIX No. LXXX. 

Office of the Philad. Gas Works, ) 
June 18th, 1851. / 

To the Common Council: 

Gentlemen : 

I have been directed by the Trustees of the Philadelphia 
Gas Works, to inform you that they have purchased two 
tracts of land, situated in Passyunk Township, Philadelphia 
County, as a site for the new works. 

One of the tracts contains 42 1 3 9 oth acres, is subject to a 
Ground Rent of $48 per annum, and purchased from Miss 
Margaret Cronssilat, for the sum of Twenty thousand dollars. 

The other of said tracts contains 26 T a 6 oth acres, and pur- 
chased from Mr. Thomas F. Lea and others, for the sum of 
Ten thousand six hundred and sixty-six dollars sixty-seven 
cents. 



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I send herewith a draught of the properties, the titles to 
which have been examined and approved by the City Solici- 
tor, and respectfully ask the approval of the purchases by 
Councils. 

Your obedient servant, 

F. ERALEY, 

President. 



APPENDIX LXXXI. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Police, to whom was referred the me- 
morial of a number of citizens, asking for "the passage of an 
Ordinance prohibiting the use or erection of any building, 
wherein the business of smoking meats is, or may be carried 
on" — 

Respectfully report : — ■ 

That it is deemed inexpedient to take any action in the 
premises, inasmuch as the " Common Law" provides suffi- 
ciently for the abatement or removal of all matters which 
may be found to be nuisances. 

Your Committee, therefore, ask the adoption of the resolu- 
tion annexed. 

Chas. A. Poulson, Chairman. 
A. G. Waterman, 
John M. Scott, 

D. B. HlNMAN, 

Geo. Griscom, 
J. B. Lancaster, 

Committee on Police. 
Committee Room, \ 
June lQth, 1851. j 

Resolved, That the Committee be discharged from the fur- 
ther consideration of the subject. 



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323 



APPENDIX No. LXXXII. 

To the Select and Common Councils: 

The Joint Special Committee, appointed May 22, for 
the purpose of dividing the several wards of the City into 
Election Precincts, in accordance with the act of the Legisla- 
ture, approved the 28th day of April, 1851, 

Report that they have attended to the duty confided to 
them, and have divided the city into 62 Precincts, apportioned 
as follows : — 



North Mulberry Ward, 




. 6 


Precincts 


South Mulberry Ward, 




. 5 


u 


South Ward, 




. 3 


a 


Locust Ward, 




. 5 


a 


North Ward, 




. 6 


a 


Middle Ward, 




. 4 


a 


Upper Delaware Ward, 




. 4 


a 


Lower Delaware Ward, 




. 4 


a 


Cedar Ward, 




. 4 


a 


Lombard Ward, . 






. 3 


a 


Spruce Ward, 






. 2 


a 


New Market Ward, . 






. 4 


a 


Pine Ward, 






. 3 


it 


Dock Ward, 






. 3 


a 


Walnut Ward, . 






2 


a 


Chestnut Ward, . 






'. 2 


u 


High Street Ward, 






. 2 
62 


u 
Precincts 



Your Committee endeavored so to divide the wards that no 
Precinct should have in it over 400 taxable inhabitants ; they 
have been enabled to do so, with the exception of five that 
slightly exceed that number, which could not be avioded ex- 
cept by such a division of blocks as would have caused much 
confusion and trouble. 

The Committee annex two resolutions defining the bound- 



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aries of the precincts, and the houses at which the elections 
shall be held. 

Which they recommend Councils to pass. 
Respectfully submitted, 

D. B. HlNMAN, 

J. B. Lancaster, 
Thomas Robins, 
J. E. Hagert, 

M. S. WlCKERSHAM. 

Hesolved, by the Select and Common Councils of the City 
of Philadelphia, that the several wards in the said city be 
and they are hereby divided into the following described 
Election Precincts, and that the hereinafter named places are 
appointed for the holding of the elections therein, in obedience 
to the requirements of an Act of Assembly approved the 
28th day of April, A. D. 1851, entitled, " An Act regulating 
the elections in the city and incorporated districts of the 
County of Philadelphia, to incorporate the Jefferson Railroad 
Company, relative to certain Election districts in Montour 
County, to the Continuance fees of Prothonotaries in Bradford 
and Susquehanna Counties, to Road damages in Moyamensing, 
to the Germantown Water Company, to the Philadelphia 
police district, to the School district of Monongahela City, 
and to the Half-pilotage law." 

UPPER DELAWARE WARD. 

1st Precinct. Erom the river Delaware to and including 
the east side of Second street. Barley Sheaf 
Hotel, east side of Second, below Vine. 

2d " From the west side of Second to the east side 

of Third street, both inclusive. Camel tavern, 
west side of Second street. 

3d " Erom west side of Third to the east side of 

Crown street, both inclusive. Rotterdam Hotel, 
west side of Third street, north of Sassafras 
street. 

4th " From west side of Crown street to east side 

of Sixth street, both inclusive. Albion House, 
north side of Sassafras, east of Sixth street. 



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LOWER DELAWARE WARD. 

1st Precinct. From the river Delaware to and including the 
east side of Second street. Mount Vernon 
House, east side of Second street, north of 
Mulberry street. 

2d " From west side of Second to east side of 

Fourth street, both inclusive. Golden Fleece 
Hotel, south side of Cherry, between Third 
and Fourth Street. 

3d " From west side of Fourth street to east side 

of Fifth street, both inclusive. House No. 39 
Cherry street. 

4th " From west side of Fifth street to east side of 

Seventh street, both inclusive. Public House 
south-east corner of Cherry and Sixth. 

HIGH STREET WARD. 

1st Precinct. From Delaware river to and including east 
side of Fourth street. Cornucopia Hotel, west 
side of Third street, below Mulberry street. 

2d " From west side of Fourth street to east side 

of Seventh street, both inclusive. Pennsylvania 
Hotel, west side of Sixth street, south of 
Mulberry street. 

CHESTNUT WARD. 

1st Precinct. From Delaware River to and including the 
east side of Fourth street. Salutation House, 
Third street corner of Elbow Lane. 



2d 



West side of Fourth street to east side of 
Seventh street, both inclusive. Public House 
north-west corner of Sixth and Carpenter 
streets. 



WALNUT WARD. 



1st Precinct. From Delaware River to and including east 
side of Fourth street. Copple's Hotel, south- 
west corner of Exchange Place and Carter's 
Alley. 



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2d Precinct. From west side of Fourth street to east side 
of Seventh street, both inclusive. Brarein's 
Hotel, Military Hall, Library street. 

DOCK WARD. 

1st Precinct. From the Delaware River to and including the 
east side of Third street, Upton's Hotel, No. 
6Q Dock street. 

2d " From west side of Third street to east side of 

Fourth street, both inclusive, and from west 
side of Fourth street to east side of Fifth 
street, inclusive, between Prune and Spruce 
streets. 

3d " From west side of Fourth street to east side of 

Fifth street, inclusive, between Prune and 
Walnut streets, and from the west side of 
Fifth street to east side of Seventh street, 
both inclusive. Reese's Hotel, No. 97 South 
Fifth street. 

PINE WARD. 

1st Precinct. From the Delaware River to and including the 
east side of Front street and the blocks 
bounded north by Union, south by Pine, east 
by Front, and west by Fourth streets. Hope 
Hose House, south side of Union street below 
second street. 

2d " Blocks bounded north by Spruce, south by 

Union, east by Front, and west by Fourth 
streets. Public House, north-east corner of 
Third and Union streets. 

3d " From west side of Fourth street to east side 

of Seventh, both inclusive. Public House, 
north-west corner of Fifth and Buckley 
streets. 

NEW MARKET WARD. 

1st Precinct. From the Delaware River to and including 
the east side of Second street. Hoffman's 
Hotel corner of Second and Relief streets. 



of the Common Council. 327 

2d Precinct. From west side of Second street to east side 
of Third street, both inclusive. Cross Keys 
Hotel, south-west corner of Second and Lom- 
bard streets. 

3d " From west side of Third street to east side of 

Fifth street, both inclusive. Warren's Hotel, 
north-west corner of Fourth and Gaskill 
streets. 

4th " From west side of Fifth street to east side of 

Seventh street, both inclusive. Woods' Hotel, 
corner of Fifth and Lombard streets. 



SPRUCE WARD. 

1st Precinct. From west side of Seventh street to east side 
of Tenth street, both inclusive. Robert Morris 
Hose House, south side Lombard above Eighth 
streets. 

2d " From west side of Tenth street to east side of 

Twelfth street, both inclusive. Wallace's 
House, Pine street west of Eleventh street. 



LOMBARD WARD. 

1st Precinct, from west side of Twelfth street to east side 
of Schuylkill Seventh street, inclusive, between 
Spruce and Pine streets. House of Paul Fidler, 
north-east corner of Thirteenth and Adams 
streets. 

2d " From west side of Twelfth street to east side 

of Schuylkill Seventh street, inclusive, between 
Pine and Lombard streets. Public House, 
south-west corner of Twelfth and Pine streets. 

3d " From west side of Twelfth street to east side 

of Schuylkill Seventh street, inclusive, between 
Lombard and Cedar streets. Public House, 
south-west corner of Thirteenth and Lombard 
streets. 



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CEDAR WARD. 



1st Precinct. From and including the west side of Schuyl- 
kill Seventh street to the river Schuylkill, 
between Spruce and Pine streets, House north- 
west corner of Schuylkill Fourth and Pine 
Street. 



2d 



3d 



4th 



Between Pine to Cedar street, from west side 
of Schuylkill Seventh to east side of Schuyl- 
kill Fifth street, inclusive, D. McCurdy's, 
north-east corner Schuylkill Sixth and Cedar 
street. 

Between Pine and Lombard from and includ- 
ing the west side of Schuylkill Fifth street to 
the river Schuylkill, Western Hose House, 
corner of Schuylkill Third and Harrison 
street. 

Between Lombard and Cedar Streets, from 
and including west side of Schuylkill Fifth to 
the river Schuylkill, Public House north-west 
corner Schuylkill Fourth and Cedar street. 



LOCUST WARD. 

1st Precinct. Between Walnut and Locust street, from west 
side of Seventh street to east side of Dean 
street, both inclusive. Public House (Holla- 
han's) north-west corner of Locust and Tenth 

streets. 



2d 



3d 



4th 



Between Walnut and Locust streets, and 
including the west of Dean street, to the 
Schuylkill river. Public House (McMenomy 's) 
east side of Broad, above Locust street. 

Between Locust and Spruce streets, from 
west side of Seventh to the east side of 
Eleventh street, both inclusive. Alderman 
White's office, No. 76 Locust street. 

Between Locust and Spruce streets, from 
west side of Eleventh to east side of Schuylkill 
Sixth, both inclusive. Public House (Baum's) 
Twelfth below Locust. 



of the Common Council. 329 

5th Precinct. Between Locust and Spruce streets, from 
and including the west side of Schuylkill 
Sixth street to the Schuylkill river. House 
(J. II. Bockerman's) corner of Schuylkill 
Fourth and Locust streets. 



SOUTH WARD. 

1st Precinct. From west side of Seventh to the east side of 
Twelfth street, both inclusive. Public House 
kept by Mooney, south-east corner Eleventh 
and George street. 

2d " From west side of Twelfth to east side of Schuyl- 

kill Sixth street, both inclusive. Public House 
kept by Harmer, south-east corner of Chestnut 
and Broad street. 

3d " From and including the west side of Schuyl- 

kill Sixth street to the Schuylkill River. 
Public House kept by McGuire, Schuylkill 
Third and Chestnut street. 



MIDDLE WARD. 

1st Precinct. From west side of Seventh street to east side 
of Tenth street, both inclusive. Masonic Hall, 
Chestnut street. 

2d " From west side of Tenth street, to east side 

of Broad, both inclusive. London's Hotel, 
south-east corner of Eleventh and High street. 

3d " From west side of Broad street to east side of 

Schuylkill Sixth street, both inclusive. Hotel 
kept by Shinn, west side of Broad, north of 
Chestnut street. 

4th " From and including the west side of Schuyl- 

kill Sixth to the Schuylkill River. Public 
House kept by Elliott, corner Schuylkill Third 
and High street. 



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NORTH WARD. 

1st Precinct. From the west side of Seventh, to the east 
side of Ninth street, both inclusive, and block 
between Ninth and Tenth street and Filbert 
and High street. Washington House, north- 
east corner of Ninth and Filbert street. 



2d 



3d 



4th 



5th " 



6th 



From west side of Ninth street to east side of 
Eleventh street, both inclusive, between Fil- 
bert and Mulberry streets, and from west side 
of Tenth to the east side of Twelfth street, 
between Filbert and High streets. Ogilby 
House, west side of Tenth street, between Fil- 
bert and Mulberry street. 

From west side of Eleventh to the east side of 
Twelfth street, both inclusive, between Filbert 
and Mulberry streets, and from the west side 
of Twelfth to the east side of Broad street, 
both inclusive. Public House kept by Whipple, 
north side High street, west of Thirteenth 
street. 

From west side of Broad to the east side of 
Schuylkill Sixth street, both inclusive. Public 
House kept by A. Beitler, north side of High 
street, west of Schuylkill Seventh street. 

From the west side of Schuylkill Sixth street 
to the east side of Schuylkill Third street, 
both inclusive. Bolivar Hotel, north side of 
High street, east of Schuylkill Third street. 

From and including the west side of Schuyl- 
kill Third to the Schuylkill River. Public 
House kept by Dinsmore, Ashton street below 
Mulberry street. 



SOUTH MULBERRY WARD. 

1st Precinct. From west side of Seventh street to east side 
of Eighth street, both inclusive, Public House 
kept by Fizell, south side of Sassafras, corner 
of Eutaw place. 



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231 



2d Precinct. 



3d 



4th 



5th 



From west side of Eighth to the East side of 
Tenth street, both inclusive, Public House 
kept by C. Baker, north-west corner of Ninth 
and Cherry street. 

From west side of Tenth street to the east 
side of Thirteenth street, both inclusive. Pub- 
lic House north-west corner of Eleventh street 
and Mark's Lane. 

Erom west side of Thirteenth to the east side 
of Schuylkill Seventh street, both inclusive. 
Columbia Hotel, east side of Broad street 
north of Mulberry street. 

Erom and including the west side of Schuyl- 
kill Seventh street to the Schuylkill River. 
North-east corner of Cherry and Schuylkill 
Third street. 



NORTH MULBERRY WARD. 



1st Precinct. From west side of Franklin street to the east 
side of Ninth street, both inclusive, Public 
House north-east corner of Sassafras and 
Ninth street. 



2d 



3d 



4th 



5th 



From west side of Ninth to the east side 
of Eleventh street, both inclusive, Public 
House south-east corner of Tenth and Vine 
street. 

From west side of Eleventh to east side of 
Thirteenth, both inclusive, Public House south- 
west corner of Vine and Eleventh street. 

From west side of Thirteenth to east side of 
Schuylkill Eighth street, both inclusive, Pub- 
lic House north-west corner of Broad and 
Sassafras. 

From west side of Schuylkill Eighth to east 
side of Schuylkill Sixth, both inclusive, Public 
House (North Mulberry House,) Schuylkill 
Eighth, west side, below Vine street. 



332 Appendix to the Journal 

6th Precinct. From and including the west side of Schuyl- 
kill Sixth to the Schuylkill River, House on 
Vine street in the rear of House south-west 
corner of Schuylkill Third and Yine. 

Resolved, That the Clerks of Councils communicate to the 
Sheriff of the County the above resolution, in conformity to 
the directions in said Act contained. 



APPENDIX No. LXXXIII. 

To the Select and Common Councils: 

The Committee on Public Highways to whom was refeired 
by Councils a Petition, asking that Schuylkill 2d St., from 
Walnut to Locust Street may be paved ; Also one from the 
owners of property on Filebrt Street, asking that a culvert 
may be constructed in Filbert Street, from Schuylkill Front 
Street to the river Schuylkill, 

REPORT, 

That, as the work already projected will require all of the 
appropriation at their disposal, they deem it inexpedient to 
take any action on the same at this time. 

The Committee also report a resolution directing the City 
Commissioners to notify the owners of certain private courts 
and alleys, to repave the same, which they recommend Coun- 
cils to pass. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John Yarrow, 
Robert Hutchinson, 
Thomas Robins, 
Samuel Copeland, 
Fredk. Lennig. 
W. Watt. 
Philad., June 19*A, 1851. 

Resolved, That the City Commissioners be directed to 
notify the owners of ground bordering thereon, to pave and 



of the Common Council. 333 

curb the private court running east from Schuylkill 3d St., 
between Barker and High Streets. 

And to repave the entrance to private court running south 
from Cherry, first west of Ninth Street. 

To repave a fourteen-feet wide alley or court, running south 
from Cherry St., between Delaware 6th and 7th St., and to 
pave the thirty-feet wide court at the rear of the same, run- 
ning east, and ten-feet wide court running west, known as 
Bryan's Court. 

To repave Crockett's Court, running west from Delaware 
5th, north of Chestnut Street. 

To repave Littleboys or Mickle's Court, running south 
from Mulberry St., first east of Delaware 3d Street. 



APPENDIX No. LXXXIV. 



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To alter the regulation of Ascents and Descents in New Street 
between Front and Second Street. 

Sec. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That the regulation of the ascents and descents in New Street 
between Front and Second Street, be, and the same are hereby 
altered and established in conformity with a plan prepared 
by Samuel H. Kneass, Principal City Surveyor and Regu- 
lator, dated 19th June, 1851. 



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APPENDIX No. LXXXY. 



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To provide for the charge to be made for permits to make 
openings into the common sewers. 

Sec. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That hereafter when a permit is granted for an opening into 
any of the common sewers of the city, the applicant therefor 
shall pay such sum to the City Clerk for the use of the Cor- 
poration as the Committee on Public Highways may name : 
any Ordinance to the contrary notwithstanding. 



APPENDIX No. LXXXYI. 

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Making an Appropriation to certain Fire Companies. 

Sec. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That the sum of Fifteen Hundred Dollars be, and the same 
is hereby appropriated to the Committee on Legacies and 
Trusts, and by them to be paid in equal amounts of $300 to 
the following Fire Companies, viz : Vigilant Engine Co., 
Assistance Engine Co., America Hose Co., Columbia Hose 
Co., Hope Hose Co. 



of the Common Council. 335 



APPENDIX No. LXXXVII. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Joint Special Committee appointed May 22d, for the 
purpose of dividing the Wards of the City into election pre- 
cincts, to whom was referred back their report made June 
19th, for the purpose of being printed. 

Report that they have caused the same to be printed and 
laid on the desks of the members. They have also prepared 
a statement of certain changes in four of the wards, which if 
adopted will obviate the necessity of including over 400 taxa- 
ble inhabitants in any one precinct. These changes con- 
template increasing the number of precincts to 64 in all, 
being an addition of one in Cedar, and one in North Mul- 
berry Ward. 

Which they submit for the consideration of Councils. 

D. B. HlNMAN, 

J. B. Lancaster. 

M. S. WlCKEBSHAMJ 

J. E. Hagert. 



Philad., June 26th, 1851. 



DOCK WARD. 

Strike out 1st and 2d Precints as originally reported, and 
insert the following in lieu thereof. 

1st Precinct. From the Delaware River to and including 
the east side of Third street, with the ex- 
ception of the block bounded east by Laurel 
street, south by Spruce street, west by Third 
street, and north by York street. Upton's 
Hotel, No. 66 Dock street. 

2d " From the west side of Laurel street, from 

Spruce street to York court, to the east side 
of Third street, both inclusive, from west side 
of Third street to east side of Fourth street, 
both inclusive, between Walnut and Spruce 
streets, and from west side of Fourth to east 
side of Fifth street inclusive, between Prune 
and Spruce street. No. 117 South Third street. 



336 Appendix to the Journal 



CEDAR WARD. 

Strike out the four Precincts and insert the following : 

1st Precinct. From the west side of Schuylkill Seventh 
street to the east side of Schuylkill Sixth, 
both inclusive, between Spruce and Cedar 
streets. House of D. McCurdy, N. E. corner 
of Schuylkill Sixth and Cedar streets. 

2d " From and including the west side of Schuyl- 

kill Sixth street to the River Schuylkill, 
between Spruce and Pine streets. House N. 
W. corner of Schuylkill Fourth and Pine 
streets. 



3d " From and including the west side of Schuyl- 

kill Sixth to the Schuylkill River, between 
Pine and Lombard streets. Western Hose 
House, Schuylkill Third street below Pine 
street. 

4th a From the west side of Schuylkill Sixth street, 

to the east side of Schuylkill Third street, 
both inclusive, between Lombard and Cedar 
streets. House of H. Hollingsworth, N. W. 
corner of Schuylkill Fourth and Cedar street. 

5th " From and including the west side of Schuyl- 

kill Third street to the River Schuylkill, 
between Lombard and Cedar streets. House 
N. E. corner of Cedar and Ashton streets. 

SOUTH MULBERRY WARD. 

Strike out the 1st and 2d Precincts, and insert the fol- 
lowing : 

1st Precinct. From west side of Seventh street to east side 
of Eighth street, both inclusive, between Sas- 
safras and Mulberry streets, and from the 
west side of Eighth to the east side of Ninth 
street, both inclusive, between Cherry and 
Mulberry streets. Public House kept by Fizell, 
south side of Sassafras street, corner of Eutaw 
Place. 



of the Common Council. 



2d Precinct. From the west side of Eighth to the east side 
of Ninth street, both inclusive, between Cherry 
and Sassafras streets, and from the west side 
of Ninth to the east side of Tenth street, both 
inclusive, between Sassafras and Mulberry 
streets. Public House kept by C. Baker, N. 
W. corner of Ninth and Cherry streets. 

NORTH MULBERRY WARD. 
Strike out the six Precincts, and insert the following : 

1st Precinct. From Franklin street, to and including east 
side of Ninth street, and from Sassafras to 
Vine streets. House north-east corner of Sas- 
safras and Ninth streets. 

2d " From west side of Ninth street, to east side of 

Tenth street, both inclusive, and from Sas- 
safras to Vine street. House south-east corner 
of Tenth and Vine streets. 

3d " From the west side of Tenth street, to east 

side of Madison street, both inclusive, and 
from Sassafras to Vine street. House at the 
south-west corner of Vine and Eleventh 
streets. 

4th " From west side of Madison street, to east 

side of Thirteenth street, both inclusive, and 
from Sassafras to Vine street. House south- 
east corner of Twelfth and Sheaff streets. 

5th " From the west side of Thirteenth street, to 

east side of Schuylkill Eighth street, both 
inclusive, and from Sassafras to Vine street. 
House north-west corner of Broad and Sassa- 
fras streets. 

6th " From the west side of Schuylkill Eighth street 

to the east side of Schuylkill Sixth street, 
both inclusive, and from Sassafras to Vine 
street. North Mulberry House on the west 
side of Schuylkill Eighth street between Sas- 
safras and Vine street. 

7th " From and including the west side of Schuyl- 

kill Sixth street to the River Schuylkill, and 
from Sassafras to Vine street. First house on 
Vine street west of the S. W. corner of 
Schuylkill Third street. 



338 Appendix to the Journal 



APPENDIX No. LXXXVIII. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Finance, 

To whom was referred the communication of W. C. 
Patterson, Esq., President of the Pennsylvania Railroad 
Company, asking Councils to direct the issue of $500,000 
on account of the conditional subscription authorized by the 
Ordinance of 23d February last, 

REPORT, 
That they have had the subject under consideration, and 
report the accompanying Ordinance. 

Wm. G. Mentz, Chairman. 
Chas. A. Poulson, 
Benjn. Orne, 
John Yarrow, 
Thomas Robins. 
Committee Room, \ 
July 1, 1851. j 



m Supplement 



To An Ordinance passed the 20th day of February, 1851, 
entitled "An Ordinance to authorize a subscription on the 
part of the City to the Capital Stock of the Pennsylvania 
Railroad Company, and to provide for the payment of 
the instalments thereon." 

Section 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled : 
That the Mayor be and he is hereby authorized and required 
to subscribe forthwith, in the name and behalf of the Mayor, 
Aldermen, and Citizens of Philadelphia, for ten thousand 
shares in the Capital Stock of the Pennsylvania Railroad 
Company, which subscription shall form part of that author- 
ized by the Ordinance to which this is a Supplement. 



of the Common Council. 339 

Section 2. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid. That the City Treasurer be, and he is 
hereby authorized and directed, whenever required by the Com- 
mittee on Finance, to issue to the Pennsylvania Railroad Com- 
pany certificates of City loan of an amount sufficient to pay the 
instalments on the subscription hereby directed to be made : 
the said certificates to bear an interest of six per centum per 
annum, payable half-yearly on the first days of January and 
July, to be in the usual form of certificates of City loan, and 
of such sums as the said Company may require, not, how- 
ever, for any fractional part of one hundred dollars ; and the 
said loan shall be redeemable one-half thereof on the first day 
of July, 1886, and the other half thereof on the first day of 
July, 1887, and not before, without the consent of the holders 
of said certificates ; and the said certificates shall be transfera- 
ble in like manner with other certificates of city debt. 

Section 3. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid, That there shall be appropriated quarterly 
to the Sinking Fund out of the income of the real and corpo- 
rate estate of the city and water rents, the sum of one-fourth 
of one per cent, on the par value of the loans created and 
issued by virtue of this Ordinance, in the manner and at the 
times mentioned in the third section of the Ordinance to which 
this is a Supplement. 



APPENDIX No. LXXXIX. 

To the Select and Common Councils : — 
The Committee on Legacies and Trusts, 

In compliance with the Ordinance of January 19, 1843, 
supplementary to the Ordinance of May 21, 1840, made their 
annual visit on the 9th and 10th ultimo, to the Fire Engine, 
and Hose Companies of the City, for the purpose of inspect- 
ing their apparatus, and inquiring into their condition and 
efficiency for public service, and 

REPORT, 
That they have pleasure in stating that the general condi- 
tion of the Companies is such as merits commendation, and 



340 Appendix to the Journal 

enables them to render in cases of need, such effectual service 
as cannot but be highly appreciated by their fellow-citizens. 
Councils are referred to the accompanying statement. An- 
nexed is a resolution, which the Committee recommend should 
be passed. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

Geo. R. Fishek, Chairman. 
Wm. F. Hansell, 
T. J. Perkins, 
Robt. Hutchinson, 
J. E. Hageet, 
W. Watt. 
July 3, 1851. 

Resolved, That the Committee on Legacies and Trusts be 
authorized to pay to each of the Fire Engine and Hose Com- 
panies, whose Engineers have been appointed under existing 
Ordinances, the sum of $300, in such amounts, and at such 
times, as the Committee shall deem proper, Provided, that 
the Committee may withhold from any Company the whole, 
or any part of the same, if, in their opinion, such Company 
has willfully violated any of the provisions of the Ordinances 
relating to the Fire Department. 



of the Common Council. 



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342 Appendix to the Journal 

APPENDIX No. XC. 

The Committee of Visitation to the Girard College, for the 
months of May and June, respectfully 

REPORT, 

That they have complied with the object of their appoint- 
ment by visiting the College, as required of them, in each 
month, not only collectively; but individually, and upon every 
occasion they have been much gratified by the opportunity 
afforded for observing and becoming acquainted with the 
organization, and practical operation of the system adopted 
by the Board of Directors of the Institution. 

Your Committee congratulate Councils and their consti- 
tuents upon the excellent selection made by the Board, of the 
officers, teachers, &c, of the College, from the President to 
the most humble official employed. 

Under the charge of the President and his able assistants, 
the inmates of this great Foster-Home appeared to your Com- 
mittee fully to appreciate and exemplify the truth of the oft- 
repeated maxim, " Order is Heaven's first law." 

To the assiduous attention of the President and the Secre- 
tary of the Board of Directors, Mr. H. W. Arey, your 
Committee are especially indebted for much valuable informa- 
tion in relation to the details of the system adopted by the 
Board of Directors to carry out the bequest of Mr. Girard; 
and are of opinion, that if not only Councils, but our fellow- 
citizens generally, would seek information from those gen- 
tlemen in relation to the Institution, complaints in reference 
to the management thereof would cease to be made, but fre- 
quent commendation would be bestowed upon those deserving 
of the same. 

In conclusion, your Committee would respectfully urge 
upon Councils, in their individual capacity and as mem- 
bers of Committees, the importance of frequent visits to the 
College, believing the same to be productive of good results, 
and agreeable to those who have the immediate charge and 
direction of the Institution. 

Jos. M. Thomas, 
W. Watt, 
J. E. Hagert, 
T. J. Perkins, 
Geo. R. Fisher, 
Committee for May and June, 1851. 



of the Common Council. 343 

APPENDIX No. XCI. 

To the Select and Common Councils: 

The Committee on Legacies and Trusts report the fol- 
lowing resolution, and ask its passage. 

Resolved, That the Committee on Legacies and Trusts be, 
and they are hereby authorized to transfer the sum of One 
hundred and fifty dollars from item "Engineers," in the 
appropriation made to said Committee for 1851, to item 
" Boudinot Lands." 

Geo. R. Fisher, Chairman. 
Wm. F. Hansell, 
T. J. Perkins, 
Robt. Hutchinson, 
J. E. Hagert, 
W. Watt. 
July 3, 1851. 



APPENDIX No. XCIL 

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Making an appropriation to the Joint Special Committee on 
the celebration of the Fourth of July. 

Section 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled: 
That the sum of fifteen hundred dollars be, and the same is 
hereby appropriated to the Joint Special Committee appointed 
on the 22d day of May, 1851, to make arrangements for the 
celebration of the Fourth of July. 



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APPENDIX No. XCIII. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 
The Committee on Police, 

To whom was referred the memorial of the Night Police- 
men, asking that their annual salary be increased, respectfully 

REPORT, 

That it is inexpedient at this time to accede to the request 
of the Memorialists, and therefore ask the adoption of the 
resolution annexed. 

Chas. A. Poulson, Chairman. 

D. B. HlNMAN, 

John Trucks, 
John P. Wetherill, 
Geo. Griscom, 

Committee Room, \ Committee on Police. 

July 7, 1851. / 



Resolved, That the Committee be discharged from the 
further consideration of the subject. 



APPENDIX No. XCIV. 



To the Select and Common Councils : 



The Committee on Police, 

To whom was referred the memorial of a number of 
oitizens, housekeepers, and others, residing on High street 
and its vicinity, west of Broad street, asking that Schuylkill 
Eighth street, between Mulberry and High streets, and between 



of the Common Council. 345 

High and Chestnut streets, may be made a stand for wagons 
for the sale of country produce, respectfully 

REPORT, 
the draft of an Ordinance hereunto annexed. 

Chas. A. Poulson, Chairman, 
A. G. Waterman, 

D. B. HlNMAN, 

Geo. Griscom, 
John Trucks, 
John P. Wetherill, 

Committee Room, 1 Committee on Police. 

July 7, 1851. j 



Relating to the Markets. 

Section 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled: 
That the east side of Schuylkill Eighth street from Chestnut 
to Mulberry street, shall be a station for horses and vehicles, 
on which people from the country may expose for sale the 
produce of their farms and gardens free of rent ; the vehicles 
to be in a single row, with their sides to the curb. 



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APPENDIX No. XCV. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Highways report a bill authorizing the 
construction of a culvert in Grape street from 8th to 9th st. 
Also a resolution directing the owners of property to repave 
Webb's Alley, which they recommend Councils to pass. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John Yarrow, Chairman. 
Robert Hutchinson, 
Edwd. W. Roberts, 
Saun. Lewis, 
Thomas Robins, 
W. Watt. 
Philadelphia, 1 
Aug. 28, 1851, j 

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To authorize the construction of a certain culvert. 

Section 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled : 
That the City Commissioners, under the direction of the 
Committee on Public Highways, cause to be constructed, a 
culvert in Grape street, to commence at the present sewer in 
Delaware Eighth street, and to extend westwardly, Three 
hundred and twenty-four feet from the west side of said 
Eighth street ; the said culvert not to exceed in diameter 
three feet. 

Resolved, That the City Commissioners be directed to 
notify the owners of ground bordering thereon, to repave 
the private alley, called Webb's Alley, between 9th and 10th 
and Cherry and Sassafras streets. 



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APPENDIX No. XCVI. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee of Finance report, that upon examining the 
Ordinance presented by the Committee of City Property, 
and passed on the 24th of April last, entitled, "An Ordi- 
nance to pay for the expense of completing the bridge over 
the river Schuylkill at High street, and to make an appropri- 
ation to the Committee on City Property," — find that there 
was an omission of an appropriation to the Sinking Fund : 
they therefore present the accompanying Supplement and 
ask it passage. 

W. G. Mentz, Chairman. 

J. E. Hagert, 

Chas. A. Poulson, 

John Yarrow, 

Thomas Robins, 

Benj. Orne, 

Saund. Lewis. 
Council Room, ) 
4^.28,1851.7 



CI ^uppltmtnt 

To an Ordinance passed the 24th day of April, 1851, entitled, 
" An Ordinance to pay for the expense of completing the 
bridge over the river Schuylkill at High street, and to 
make an appropriation to the Committee on City Property." 

Section 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled, 
That the sum of one-half of one per centum on the par value 
of the loan created and issued by virtue of the Ordinance to 
which this is a supplement, shall be appropriated quarterly 
to the sinking fund out of the income of the real and corpo- 
rate estate of the city and water-rents. 



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APPENDIX No. XCVII. 

To the Select and Common Council: 

The Committee on Finance report the accompanying reso- 
lution, and ask its passage. 

Wm. G. Mentz, Chairman. 
Chas. A. Poulson, 
John Yarrow, 
Thomas Robins, 
Benj. Orne, 
J. E. Hagert, 
Saunders Lewis. 

Committee Room, 1 
Aug. 28th, 1851. / 

Resolved, That the mayor be authorized, on behalf of the 
Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of Philadelphia, to release 
from the lien of a judgment entered in the District Court, 
for the City and County of Philadelphia, on the 20th day of 
May, A. D. 1851, to March Term, 1851, No. 329, in which 
the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of Philadelphia are plain- 
tiffs, and Thomas W. Blake, George E. Blake, and Samuel 
Badger are defendants ; the interest, right, and title of the 
said Thomas W. Blake, and George E. Blake, in and to the 
following described premises : namely, 

A certain piece of ground with the messuages and tene- 
ments thereon, situate on the east side of Seventh street from 
Delaware, in the said City of Philadelphia, containing in breadth 
on the said street, twenty feet, and in length or depth, ninety- 
nine feet, bounded eastward by ground of Richard Farmer, 
southward with a certain fourteen feet wide alley, extending 
from Sixth street to Seventh street, westward with Seventh 
street aforesaid, and northward with other ground of Richard 
Farmer. And — 

A certain lot or piece of ground, situate in the Township 
of Passyunk and County of Philadelphia, beginning at a stone 
set for a corner of this ground, of Jacob Hirneisen, thence 
by the same north, eighty-one degrees and three-quarters of 
a degree, west, twenty-four perches and four-tenths of a 
perch, to a corner of this, and ground formerly of Richard 
Baker, now Philip Young, thence by the same, north, thirteen 
degrees and a-half a degree, west, twenty-one perches to a 



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corner, thence by ground of Andrew Hannis, east, forty-four 
perches and nine-tenths of a perch, to a stone set for a corner 
on the west side of the road, leading to State Island Ferry, 
thence down the said road, south thirty-three degrees, west, 
twenty-nine perches, to the place of beginning, containing five 
acres and four perches of ground. And — 

A certain lot or piece of land situate, lying and being in 
the Township of Passyunk aforesaid, beginning at a stone 
set for a corner of Henry Maggs' land, on the west side of a 
road leading from Passyunk Road to State Island Ferry, 
thence up the said road, north thirty-three degrees, east 
twenty-three perches and a-half, to a stone set for a corner of 
this and other ground granted to John Lodge, thence by 
the same and other ground granted to Richard Baker, north, 
eighty-one degrees and three-quarters, west, forty-two perches 
to a corner of Henry Maggs' ground, thence by the same, the 
two following courses, south, thirteen degrees and a-half, 
west, twenty perches to a corner, thence south seventy-nine 
degrees, east, thirty-four perches to the place of beginning, 
containing five acres and one perch of land : 

Provided the other defendant in said judgment, consent 
thereto. 



APPENDIX No. XCVIIL 

To the Select and Common Council : 
The Committee on Public Highways 



REPORT 



That they have had under consideration, the petition ask- 
ing that the name of Bryant's Court may be changed to Har- 
rison Court, also a remonstrance from owners of property in 
said court against said change, and deem it inexpedient to 
recommend any action by Council in the same. 

Your committee have also had before them, a petition of 
citizens residing in the vicinity of Walnut and Schuylkill 
Eighth street, asking relief from extreme inconvenience 
during wet weather, and in the winter season, from the want 
of a culvert with inlets at the intersection of said streets ; 
the committee fully concur with the petitioners in the neces- 
sity for the same, but as the funds appropriated for culverts 

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during the present year are nearly exhausted, they therefore 
recommend the construction of a culvert in Schuylkill Eighth 
street, from Locust to George street, during the ensuing 
season. 

The committee also report, that Second street from High 
to Chestnut street, has been paved with cubical blocks of 
stone as ordered by Councils, and they take great pleasure 
in saying, that the stone furnished by the contractor, and 
the manner in which the same has been put clown by the City 
Commissioner has been highly satisfactory, the square selected 
having been one of extra length, the expense of the same, 
has exceeded the amount appropriated, $1084,58 ; the square 
contains 1467 square yards, and has cost about $2 75 per 
yard, an amount less than any heretofore laid in this city. 
Annexed is a resolution asking a transfer of appropriation to 
meet the deficiency, which they recommend should be passed. 
Respectfully submitted, 

John Yarrow, Chairman. 
Samuel Copeland, 
Frederick Lennig, 
Thomas Robins, 
Robert Hutchinson, 
Saun. Lewis, 
Edw. W. Roberts. 
Philadel, Sept. 11th, 1851. 

Resolved, That the City Treasurer be, and he is hereby 

directed to transfer the sum of $1034,58 from item "New 

Paving North District," to item " Repaving with Cubical 

Blocks," in the appropriation to Committee on Public High- 

i ways for the year 1851. 



APPENDIX No. XCIX. 

To the Select and Common Councils of the City of Philadelphia : 

The Committee on Finance Report that on the 22d^ day 
of May last, a Resolution was passed by Councils authorizing 
the making of a plan of the city, and as the work is pro- 
gressing, it is necessary that an appropriation should be made 
to defray the expenses. 



of the Common Council. 351 

The Committee present the accompanying Ordinance and 

ask its passage. 

Wm. G. Mentz, Chairman. 
J. E. Hagert, 
Benjamin Orne, 
John Yarrow, 
Charles A. Poulson, 
Thomas Hobins. 

Committee Room, \ 
Sept. 9th, 1851. j 



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To make an appropriation to the Committee on Finance. 

Section 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled : 
That the sum of Two thousand dollars be, and the same is 
hereby appropriated to the Committee on Finance, for the 
purpose of defraying the expenses of making a plan of the 
City, as directed by a resolution of Councils, passed the 22d 
day of May, 1851. 



APPENDIX No. C. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 
The Committee on Police respectfully Report : 

That the incidental expenses incurred on behalf of the 
city portion of the Marshal's Police, viz : for fitting up, rent, 
fuel, gas, cleansing, petty bills, &c, of a station house in 
the North-west District — the South-west District — the South- 
east District — and for the North-east District at the Marshal's 
head quarters in Adelphi street — from the 21st of January, 
to the 7th of August, 1851 ; amount to the sum of one thou- 
sand three hundred and forty-three dollars and forty-five 
cents. At sundry times bills to this amount have been paid 
by your Committee, out of the items " miscellaneous " in their 
"estimate" of the expenses for the present year — for which 
purpose one thousand dollars therein was intended. 



352 Appendix to the Journal 

Experience, however, in this then novel department of 
police service, has ascertained the amount to have been inade- 
quate, having fallen short the sum of three hundred and 
forty-three dollars and forty-five cents, owing to the neces- 
sity of procuring, fitting up, and rent of district and sepa- 
rate station-houses for the Marshal's Police. At the first 
it was supposed that this body of men could be sufficiently 
accommodated at the station-houses of our City Police ; but, 
upon trial the experiment proved so extremely inconvenient 
and injurious to both branches of the service, that it was 
speedily abandoned, and hence the cause of the increased 
expense. Therefore, to cover the deficiency as above stated, 
and also to meet further liabilities, such as house rent, gas, 
fuel, &c, in this service, your Committee herewith submit 
the annexed draft of an Ordinance appropriating a sum of 
money, which it is believed will be sufficient to defray said 
expenses, until the close of the year. 

Chas. A. Poulson, Chairman. 
J. M. Scott, 

D. B. HlNMAN, 

A. G-. Waterman, 
John P. Wetherill, 
J. B. Lancaster, 

Committee Boom, \ Committee on Police. 

August 18, 1851. J 



To make an appropriation to the Committee on Police. 

Section 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled: 
That the sum of Eight hundred dollars be, and the same is 
hereby appropriated to the Committee on Police, for the pur- 
pose of defraying, in part, the expenses incurred in fitting up 
station-houses for the Marshal's Police, and expenses to be 
incurred in payment of the rent of the same, and in providing 
fuel, gas, &c, therefor. 



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APPENDIX No. CI. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Public Highways, report, 

A bill providing for the construction of stone steps and 
platforms in the centre alleys leading from Front to Water 
street, between High and Sassafras streets, in the manner 
described in the will of Stephen Girard. 

Also one to alter the grade of Spruce street, from Willow 
street to the Schuylkill river. 

Also, a resolution directing a portion of Ashland street, 
formerly Townsend's court, to be graded and paved, the same 
having been recently opened by the Court, and made a public 
highway, and to repave Spruce street, from Willow street to 
the Schuylkill river. 

Your Committee, after full consideration, have deemed it 
advisable to ask authority at this time, to contract for suffici- 
ent cubical blocks of stone for paving two squares during the 
ensuing year, and annex a resolution to that effect, by giving 
the contractor the opportunity of preparing the stone during 
the winter season, it is believed that the work can be clone at 
less cost, and the stone be delivered ready to be laid at such 
time during the summer as will least interfere with the busi- 
ness of the residents of such streets as may be designated for 
laying the same. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

John Yarrow, Chairman. 
Sam. Copeland, 
W. Watt, 
Fred'a. Lennig, 
Thomas Robins, 
Saun. Lewis, 
Robert Hutchinson. 
Philadelphia, 1 
Sept. 25, 1851. / 



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To provide for the construction of stone steps and platforms 
in the centre alleys between High and Sassafras streets, 
and to make an appropriation therefor, out of the Delaware 
Avenue fund. 

Section 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled: 
That the City Commissioners be authorized and required, 
under the direction of the Committee on Public Highways, to 
construct stone steps and platforms in the centre alleys, be- 
tween High and Sassafras streets, in the manner described in 
the will of Stephen Girard. 

Section 2. And be it further ordained and enacted by the 
authority aforesaid, That the sum of one thousand dollars out 
of the income of the fund appropriated under the twenty- 
second item of the will of Stephen Girard, for the improve- 
ment of the eastern front of the City and Delaware Avenue, 
be appropriated to the expense of carrying into effect this 
Ordinance ; to be paid in the same manner that appropriations 
for Delaware Avenue are directed to be paid, in the several 
Ordinances relating thereto. 

Un <®v?timuzt 

To alter and establish the regulation of Spruce street, from 
Willow street to the river Schuylkill. 

Section 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled: 
That the regulation of ascents and descents in Spruce street, 
from Willow street to the river Schuylkill, shall be and the 
same is hereby fixed and established according to a plan of 
the same made by Samuel H. Kneass, principal City Sur- 
veyor and Regulator, dated the twenty-fifth day of Septem- 
ber, A. D. eighteen hundred and fifty-one. 

Resolved, That the City Commissioners under the direction 
of the Committee on Public Highways, be directed to grade 
and pave Ashland street, from the present pavement north 
of Union street to Spruce street, and to repave Spruce street 
from Willow street to the Schuylkill river. 

Resolved, That the City Commissioners, under the direc- 
tion of the Committee on Public Highways, be authorized to 
contract for sufficient cubical blocks of stone to repave two 
squares during the ensuing year. 



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APPENDIX No. CIL 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Joint Special Committee appointed May 22d, relative 
to the celebration of the 4th of July, and who by a resolution 
of Councils passed June 5th, were instructed to take measures 
for aiding in the celebration, and for that purpose were au- 
thorized to expend an amount not exceeding $1500, 

REPORT : 

That in pursuance of the duty imposed upon them, their 
first efforts were directed to procure the co-operation of the 
several districts composing the county, with a view to a union 
celebration suited to the occasion ; invitations were extended 
to the several corporations to appoint delegates to act with 
your committee. 

The Districts of Spring Garden, Northern Liberties, South- 
wark, and Kensington, responded, and were represented at a 
subsequent meeting, at which a sub-committee consisting of 
one from each district represented, was appointed to fix the 
amount to be paid by the several districts into the general 
fund, so as to enable the joint committee to make their 
arrangements. 

The amount assessed was as follows : 

The City, $1500 

District of South wark, . . . 300 
" " N. Liberties, ... 300 
" " Spring Garden, . . 300 
" " Kensington, ... 300 
Moyamensing, Richmond, 
Penn, and West Phila- 
delphia, each $100 . 400 

This action was communicated to the same bodies, and ac- 
ceded to by the Districts of Northern Liberties and Spring 
Garden only, who promptly paid over to the treasurer ap- 
pointed, their amounts, making with that of the city, the 
sum of $2100, at the disposal of the Joint Committee of the 
three bodies named, who proceeded to carry out the views of 
the bodies they represented by aiding the military, and other 
displays appropriate to the occasion. 



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The amount expended by the Joint Committee amounted 
to $1400, leaving a balance of $700, which has been disposed 
of as follows : — 

Returned to the Committee for N. Liberties, . . $100 

Spring Garden, . 100 

City Treasurer. . 500 

Annexed is a resolution relative to the balance returned to 
the City Treasurer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John Agnew, 
A. G-. Waterman, 
George Fisher, 
T. J. Perkins, 
John M. Scott, 
J. E. Hagert. 
Pldladelphia, Sept. 25. 

Resolved, That the City Treasurer is hereby authorized 
and directed to carry to the general appropriation account 
the unexpended balance of Five Hundred Dollars, standing to 
the credit of the Joint Special Committee appointed the 22d 
day of May, 1851, on celebrating the 4th of July. 



APPENDIX No. Cin. 

The September Committee of Visitation of Girard College, 

Respectfully Report, 

That in the performance of their duty, no matter requiring 
to be specially reported, has come to their knowledge. 

The usual order and care in the several departments of the 
College was apparent. There remained but little ill-health 
among the Orphans. The number of pupils was reported to 
be 299 ; within one of the full complement, which the institu- 
is now prepared to receive. The supplies of water and gas 
were said to be sufficient. 

John M. Scott, 
Fredk. Lennig, 
Thomas Snowden, 
Geo. Griscom. 
Oct. 9th, 1851. 



of the Common Council. 357 

APPENDIX No. CIV. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Public Highways report, 

That they have had referred to them by Councils, the ap- 
plications of Mr. John R. Rowand, and Messrs. J. Dickinson & 
Co., who set forth that certain goods in their premises in 
South Second street, were injured, in consequence of negli- 
gence in the agents of the city, while paving Second street from 
Chestnut to High street, in August last, and ask Councils to 
remunerate them therefor. 

The committee have had an examination made into the 
facts connected with the injury done to the property of the 
petitioners, and have ascertained, that the officers of the city 
were not engaged at the business of paving the said street 
when the damage sustained was done, but that the setters 
of the curbstone, were at work upon the street ; and if any 
neglect was the cause of the injury, it was the neglect of these 
persons, who were employed by the owners of the property 
on the street, and were their agents, engaged about their 
business, and over whom the city officers had no control, and 
with whom they had no connection. The committee, there- 
fore conclude, that the city is not liable to the petitioners in 
the premises. 

John Yarrow, Chairman. 
Thomas Robins, 
W. Watt, 
Fredk. Lennig, 
Saun. Lewis, 
Edw. W. Roberts, 
Robert Hutchinson. 



APPENDIX No. CY. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Finance to whom was referred the Or- 
dinance entitled "An Ordinance making an appropriation to 
the Committee on City Property for the purpose of defraying 

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the expense of completing the bridge over the river Schuyl- 
kill at High street," 

Report that they have had the subject under consideration, 
and present the accompanying Ordinance, and ask its pass- 
age. 

Wm. G. Mentz, Chairman. 
Chas. A. Poulson, 
Benjn. Orne, 
John Yarrow, 
J. E. Hagert, 
Saun. Lewis, 
Thomas Robins. 
Committee Room, \ 
Oct. 6th, 1851. / 

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To An Ordinance passed the 24th day of April, 1851, en- 
titled "An Ordinance to authorize a loan to pay for 
the expense of completing the bridge over the river Schuyl- 
kill at High street, and to make an appropriation to the 
Committee on City Property. 

Section 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled : 
That for the purpose of defraying the expense of completing 
the bridge over the river Schuylkill at High street, the Mayor 
is hereby authorized, under the direction of the Committee on 
Finance, to borrow, on the credit of the City Corporation, at 
any interest not exceeding six per centum per annum, payable 
half-yearly, on the first days of January and July, the sum 
of six thousand five hundred dollars, for which certificates 
shall be issued in the usual form, in such sums as may be 
convenient to the lenders : Provided, That no certificate shall 
contain any fractional part of one hundred dollars : the said 
loan to be redeemable on the first day of January, A. D. 
eighteen hundred and eighty-one, unless with the consent of 
the holders of said certificates : and said certificates shall be 
transferable in like manner with other certificates of City 
debt. 

Section 2. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled: 
That the sum of one-half of one per centum on the par value 



of the Common Council. 359 

of the loan created and issued by virtue thereof, shall be appro- 
priated quarterly to the sinking fund out of the income of 
the real and corporate estate of the city and water rents. 

Section 3. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled: 
That the sum so borrowed as aforesaid be, and the same is 
hereby appropriated to the Committee on City Property, for 
the purpose mentioned in the first section thereof. 



APPENDIX No. CVL 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Finance report the accompanying reso- 
lution, releasing certain property from the lien of a judgment, 
in which the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of Philadelphia 
are plaintiffs, and James B. Beers, Geo. Sharswood, and 
Peter Hall, are defendants, there being ample security. 

W. G. Mentz, Chairman, 
Chas. A. Poulson, 
Benjn. Orne, 
John Yarrow, 
J. E. Hagert, 
Saun. Lewis, 
Thomas Robins. 
Committee Room, 1 
Oct. 6th, 1851. j 

Resolved, That the mayor be authorized and requested, on 
behalf of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of Philadelphia, 
to release from the lien of a judgment, entered in the District 
Court for the City and County of Philadelphia, on the seventh 
day of June, A. D. 1851, to June Term, 1851, No. 34, in 
which the mayor, aldermen, and citizens of Philadelphia are 
plaintiffs, and James B. Beers, George Sharswood, and Peter 
Hall, are defendants, the following described property, be- 
longing to George Sharswood, one of said defendants, viz. : 
all that messuage or tenement, and lot or piece of ground, 
situate on the south side of Chestnut street, between Dela- 
ware Front and Second street, in the City of Philadelphia., 
containing in breadth thirteen feet eleven inches, or there- 
abouts, and in length or depth, extending forty-two feet nine 



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inches, bounded northward by Chestnut street aforesaid, east- 
ward by ground now or late, of the heirs of Capt. Tabitha, 
southward by ground formerly of the widow Arrowsmith, and 
westward by ground now or late of William Mason : Provided 
the other defendants in said judgment consent thereto. 



APPENDIX No. CVII. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Legacies and Trusts in pursuance of an 
Ordinance of October 1st, 1845, requiring the several Standing 
Committees to report from time to time to Councils their 
proceedings, respectfully 

REPORT, 

The condition of the Legacies and Trusts, under their 
management. They are as follows : — 

THE FRANKLIN FUND. 

The Doctor Benjamin Franklin Legacy of $4444 44 to be 
loaned at 5 per cent, per annum, to married Artificers under 
the age of twenty-five, who have served an apprenticeship in 
the City of Philadelphia, consists at present of, 

City 5 per cent, loan, $10,500 00 

" 6 " «« " 3,400 00 

Cash balance in bank, Sept. 1st, 1851, - - 436 18 



JOHN SCOTT'S LEGACY OF $3000. 

City 5 per cent, loan, - - - - - $3,300 00 

" 6 " " 1,700 00 

Cash balance in bank, Sept. 1st, 1851, - - 154 07 

WILLS' HOSPITAL. 

City 5 per cent, loan, $14,200 00 

" -6 " " " 22,800 00 

Mortgage on Philad., Exchange at 6 per cent. - 34,000 00 

Cash balance in bank, Sept. 1st, 1851, - - 1,219 22 



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FUEL FUND. 

City 5 per cent, loan, $6,800 00 

Bank of Pennsylvania Stock, - 1,000 00 

Cash balance, Sept. 1st. 1851, - 246 92 

YELLOW FEVER FUND. 

City 5 per cent, loan, ----- $11,800 00 

Cash balance, Sept. 1st, 1851, - - - 554 60 



JOHN SCOTT'S LEGACY OF $4000. 

For Premiums. 

This fund, the income of which is to be laid out in premiums 
to be distributed among ingenious men and women, who make 
useful inventions, consists of, 

City 5 per cent, loan, $7,400 00 

" 6 " " " 1,800 00 

Cash balance, Sept. 1st, 1851, - 262 26 

SAMUEL SCOTTIN'S LEGACY. 

This legacy, for the purchase of bread for the poor of the 
City and Southwark, to be distributed annually on the 23d 
of February, the birth-day of Mr. Scottin, unless the same 
shall fall on Sunday, consists of "an irredeemable ground 
rent of $12 per annum." 

PAUL BECK, Jk. LEGACY. 

For the use of Soup Societies of the City, was beneficially 
distributed during the last winter. It consists of " a ground 
rent of $500 per annum." 



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THE BOUDINOT LANDS. 

Since the report made to Councils by the committee, there 
have been offers made for the purchase of the lands ; one 
offer of 60 cents per acre. 

The committee deemed it inexpedient to report in favor of 
accepting the proposal to purchase, as it appeared highly pro- 



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bable that the lands would still further advance in value ; and 
besides, so long a time has elapsed since the committee visited 
the lands, they are ignorant as to the extent they may have 
improved in value. 

The information on this point would be very desirable, and 
the committee trusts that Councils will authorize them to visit 
lands, and thus enable them to report, advisedly, upon ac- 
cepting the offer that has been made, or to still retain them. 
All of which is respectfully submitted, 

Geo. R. Fisher, Chairman, 

W. Watt, 

T. J. Perkins, 

M. S. WlCKERSHAM, 

Saun. Lewis, 
Robert Hutchinson, 
J. E. Hagert, 
Wm. F. Hansell. 
Philadelphia, Oct. 9th, 1851. 



APPENDIX No. CVIII. 

To the Select and Common Councils : 

The Committee on Public Highways, report, 

An Ordinance for the construction of a culvert, the expense 
of which will be borne by the parties applying for the same. 

Also, a resolution making a transfer of appropriation ren- 
dered necessary by the nature of the work yet to be done 
before the close of the year. 

Also, a resolution directing the repaving of two streets, 
which much require it. 

All of which they recommend Councils to pass. 
Respectfully submitted. 

John Yarrow, Chairman. 
Thomas Robins, 
W. Watt, 
Sam. Copeland, 
Saun. Lewis, 
Edw. W. Roberts, 
Robert Hutchinson, 
Philadelphia* \ Fred. Lennig. 

Oct 8, 1851. j 



of the Common Council. 363 

To authorize the construction of a certain culvert. 

Section 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the Citizens of 
Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assembled : 
That the City Commissioners, under the direction of the Com- 
mittee on Public Highways, cause a culvert to be constructed 
in Cherry street, to connect with the present culvert in that 
street at Schuylkill 5th street, and to extend eastwardly to a 
point sixty-five feet from the east line of Schuylkill 5th street 
curb : the said culvert to be of a diameter of three feet in the 
clear : Provided, the same shall not be commenced until the 
owners of property in the neighborhood, and persons interested 
therein, pay into the City treasury a sum sufficient to defray 
the cost thereof. 



Resolved, That the City Treasurer be and is hereby 
directed to make the following transfer in the appropriation 
to the Committee on Public Highways for the year 1851. 

To wit : 

From item, "New Paving South District," $1500 
" " "New Culvert, &c," 2000 



Making, 3500 
To item, "Repairing streets and paving over water-pipes." 

Resolved, That the City Commissioners under the direction 
of the Committee on Public Highways, be directed to repave 
the following streets, to wit : Vine street from Delaware 
Front to Second street, and Grape street from Delaware 8th 
to 9th street. 



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