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RECORDS 



OF THE 



CITY OF BALTIMORE 



(SPECIAL COMMISSIONERS) 

1782 to 1797 



ISSUED BY 

Wilbur F. Coyle 

City Librarian 
1909 



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PRESS OF 

Meyer & Thalheimer, 
baltimore. 



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EXPLANATORY PREFACE. 



This volume contains all the data now at the City Library 
concerning the Special Commissioners, who were au- 
thorized, by an Act of Assembly, 1782, to designate streets 
to be paved, pass regulations, etc. These Special Commis- 
sioners, however, should not be confused with (temporary) 
special commissions which laid out certain streets during 
the same period. Legislative Acts show that sundry com- 
missioners of this latter character were authorized, but 
their records are very meager. 

Neither had the Special Commissioners anything in com- 
mon with the Town or City Commissioners of that time, 
whose records have been published heretofore. Where the 
powers of the Town or City Commissioners ended and 
those of the Special Commissioners began is not clear, but 
they appear seldom to have interfered. This printed copy 
has been made to conform to the original in every possible 
detail. 

From the original record book the first page is missing; 
hence this printed copy is incomplete to that extent. 

W. F. C. 

(See note referring to marginal numbers, page 7.) 



ACT OF ASSEMBLY RELATING TO 
SPECIAL COMMISSIONERS. 



An Act for the speedy application of monies appropriated 
for repairing the streets in Baltimore Town, in Bal- 
timore county and for other purposes. — April, 1782 — 
c. 39. 

[By this act certain persons were appointed special com- 
missioners, with full power to direct and superintend the 
leveling, pitching, paving and repairing the streets, and the 
building and repairing the bridges within the said town, 
and to devise and do all and everything necessary to pro- 
mote this end, which they may judge for the benefit or ad- 
vantage of the said town and its inhabitants. The Com- 
missioners of Baltimore Town were also directed by this 
act to pay over to the special commissioners all monies 
paid to them or in their hands, by virtue of their powers 
for repairing the streets of said town ; and also, that all and 
every fine and forfeiture heretofore appropriated for the 
repair of said streets, or for the use and benefit of said 
town, be collected by or paid to the special commissioners, 
or to their treasurer, to be applied according to the inten- 
tion" of this act ; and in case the appropriations aforesaid 
should prove inadequate, the special commissioners were 
empowered to borrow to the amount of five thousand 
pounds from the inhabitants of said town, pledging for 
the discharge thereof the whole or any part of the above 
appropriations, the money so borrowed to be applied as 
aforesaid ; also, by the said act it was provided that Bal- 
timore street be first paved, and that those streets which 
are most essential to the welfare and trade of the town 



ACT OF ASSEMBLY. 

be paved in succession, till the whole be completed, or such 
parts of them as appear necessary to be paved by the said 
special commissioners. And that the special commission- 
ers render annually an account of the receipts and expendi- 
tures of all monies to the Commissioners of Baltimore 
Town, and publish in the Baltimore newspapers, in the first 
month of every year, a copy of the said account; and the 
said special commissioners, or any four or more of them, 
were authoried to execute the trust and duties reposed in 
them by this act; and in case of the death, resignation or 
removal from the said town by either of them, the residue 
or a majority of them might fill up the vacancy.] 

[NoTS.— This act was to continue for five years; it was 
continued, revived and continued by several acts to the 
year 1799 — expired.] 

(From "Boundaries of Baltimore, Acts of Assembly— 1729-1830.") 



The first page is missing from original book, hence item 8 is the initial transaction 

recorded below. • t. u 

The marginal numerals following will assist in tracing a given transaction through 
the records, they being utilized as a cross reference.— Editor. 



October 23rd, 1786. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to Adjourn- 
ment were present : ,, , T^ 

^ Mich L Diffendaffer. 

Gkorge Franciscus. 

John Hammond. 

Joshua Barney. 

David Stoddfr. 

Robert Walsh. 
1 Resolved that we Immediately Advertise for Buildfng 
two Bridges over Jones's Falls, in Goddard's & Hayes's 
Papers — and that a Subscription Loan be set on foot Im- 
mediately, in order to raise money for said Purpose (see 9). 
Adjourned 'till Wednesday 3 o'clock P. M. 

October 25th, 1786. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to Adjourn- 
ment were present: -r-. o 

^ David Stoddkr. 

John Hammond. 
Joshua Barney. 
George Franciscus. 
Mich'l Diffendafeer. 
Robert Waesh. 
Adjourned 'till Monday next 9 o'Clock — 

October 30th, 1786. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to Adjourn- 
ment were present : -r T> ^ 
^ Joshua Barney. 

David Stodder. 
Mich'l Diffendafeer. 
George Franciscus. 
John Hammond. 
Robert Walsh. ■ 
9 Appointed the Architects to bring in their Proposals for 
Building a Bridge, Tomorrow at 3 o'Clock P. M. (see 11). 
Adjourned 'till Tomorrow 



b RECORDS OF 

October 31st, 1786. 

At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to Adjourn- 
ment were present: 

Leonard Harbaugh. 
George Franciscus. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'e Diffendaffer. 
David Stodder. 
Joshua Barney. 

10 Resolved that John Juliand be appointed to Erect a 
foot Bridge on two Scows at Peters's Brewery — Also that 
Messrs. Diffendaffer and Franciscus Superintend the Paving 
of the lower end of Market Street (see 146). 
Adjourned 'till November 2nd. 



Baltimore, November 2nd, 1786. 

At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to Adjourn- 
ment were present : 

John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 
Mich'e Diffendaffer. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
Joshua Barney. 
David Stodder. 

11 Received the Estimates from Sundry Persons for Build- 
ing the Bridges — and Application from several persons in 
Pratt Street to remedy the Water Courses (see 13). 

12 Resolved that the Clerk be directed to Summon the 
different Collectors to Appear before this Board with theii 
respective Accts. — on the day of our next Meeting — 

13 Resolved that Joshua Barney and William Aisquith 
be Appointed to Superintend the lower end of Pitt and 
Wapping Streets (see 164), and the Arch of said Streets — 
also that Mr. Hammond and Harbaugh be Appointed to 
regulate Pratt Street. 

Adjourned 'till Monday 9 o'Clock. 



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BAI^TIMORE) CITY 



November 6, 178^^ 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to Adjourix- 
ment were present : . \ 

David Stodder. V, 

John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
Mich'Iv Difeendaefer. 
Joshua Barney. 

14 Appointed Mr. Jacob Keeports to Purchase such Tools 
as are Immediately wanted for Labourers, &c. (see 45). 

Adjourned 'till 8th Inst., 6 o'Clock P. M. 

November 8th, 1786. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to Adjourn- 
ment were present: 

David Stodder. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
George Franciscus. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'e Diffendafeer. 

15 Resolved that Harrison Street, from Market Street to 
the Centre Market House be Immediately Paved, and that 
Notice thereof be given in the Maryland Gazette agreeable 
to Law. 

Agreed with Peter Shepherd to do the Above Paving at 
9d. per square yard. Messrs. Michl. Diffendafifer and Geo. 
Franciscus are appointed to Purchase Stone and Posts 
for said Pavement, and to Superintend the Work, 
ig Jacob Keeports is appointed to fill up the Street way 
on the lower part of the Centre Market House so as to 
secure the Foundation thereof. 

17 Resolved that the Collectors in future be made to give 
Security for the Amount given them to Collect. 

18 George Bugh is appointed to Collect the 12/6 Taxes 
on the lower end of South Street (see 28). 

19 Resolved that unless Bryan Philpott open a Street and 
have it regularly Condemned for the use of the Public, 
from where the Old Bridge Stood to Plowman's Corner, 



10 RECORDS OF 

th;it the Commissioners cannot Build a Bridge where it 
formerly stood. Ordered that the Clk. Immediately fur- 
/ nish Mr. Philpott with a Copy of this resolve and request 
his answer next Monday Morning. 

Adjourned till Monday 13th Inst— 9 o'Clock A. M. 

November 13th, 1786. 

At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to Adjourn- 
ment were present: 

Robert Walsh, 
David Stodder. 
Joshua Barney. 
George Franciscus. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
John Hammond. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 

20 Resolved that Hezekiah Waters is Appointed as Clerk 
to the Special Commissioners with a Certain Salary of 
Thirty five Pounds per Annum, and that Mr. Barkley be 
directed to deliver up all the Books and Papers in his 
Custody Immediately (see 104). 

21 Resolved that the Clerk and Collectors be directed 
to meet on Wednesday Evening 6 o'Clock — Also that Jacob 
Small be Immediately Contracted with to build a Bridge 
over Jones's Falls ; and that Leonard Harbaugh, David 
Stoddar, and Mich'l Diffendaffer be a Committee to Article 
with him, and to Superintend the Work (see 58). 

Adjourned 'till November 15th, A. M. 

November 15th. 1786. 

At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to Adjourn- 
ment were present : 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 

22 Mr. Walter Roc appeared before the Board, and in be- 
half of himself and Mr. James Jaffray, requested permis- 



BALTIMORE CITY 

sion to pave, at their expense, such part of Harrison Street 
as front on their Lotts. 

Ordered that the said Walter Roe and James Jaffray have 
Permission to pave such part of Harrison Street as front 
their Lotts, agreeable to the direction of the Board. 

Adjourned 'till Monday 20th. Inst. 9 o Clock A. M. 

November 20th. 1785. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to Adjourn- 
ment were present: 

Joshua Barney 

David StoddER 
John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 

MiCh'l DiFEENDAFFER. 

23 Resolved that John A. Hamilton be, and is hereby 
Appointed Collector. 

24 Ordered that Notice be given in the public papers 
Immediately to the Inhabitants of Baltimore Town; that, 
a person will be appointed to take up the Swme which may 
be found going at large in the Streets, &c.-after the first 
day Dec. next (see 76). 

Also cautioning those Inhabitants who are still continu- 
ino- their Narrow Wheel Carriages to desist Immediately. 

Likewise to give information that the Commissioners 
will receive Proposals from Persons who may think proper 
to undertake the Business of Scavengers in the Streets- 
Adjourned 'till Wednesday 22nd. Inst-4 o'Clock P. M. 

November 22nd, 1785. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to Adjourn- 
ment were present : 

David StoddEr. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 
John Hammond. 

27 Resolved that Messrs. John Hammond and Geo. Francis- 
cus wait upon George Walsh Immediately and demand the 



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RECORDS OF 

list and other Papers put into his care by this Board, as 
Collector, and that a final Settlement be made with him 
Immediately (see 29). 

Adjourned 'till Tomorrow the 23rd. Inst, at 4 o'Clock 

November 23rd, 1786. 
At a Meeting- of the Commissioners agreeable to Adjourn- 
ment were present: 

Leonard Harbaugh. 

Mich'l Diffendaffer. 

George Franciscus. 

John Hammond. 

Robert Walsh. 

David Stodder. 
28 George Bugh appeared before this Board, and gave Bond 
for his Performance as Collector in lower end South Street 
and gave George Franciscus & Michl. Diffendaffer as Suyts * 
(see 30). 

This Bond given to Mr. James Sterett, Treasurer. 

Mr. Franciscus & Mr. Dififendaffer, is appointed to take 
George Welshe's Obligation Tomorrow, as Collector of 
Pubhc Taxes for the present Year (see 49). 

Resolved that Public Notice be given the Inhabitants 
of that part of South Street lately Paved, that George Bugh 
IS appointed to Collect the Twelve & sixpence Tax for 
paving the same— and the Markett Space (see 50). 

Adjourned 'till Monday 27th. Inst, to meet at 4 o'Clock 
P. M. 

Monday 27th, November 1786. 
At a Meeting of the Special Commissioners agreeable to 
Adjournment were present : 

George Franciscus. 

Robert Walsh. 

Joshua Barney. 

John Hammond. 

Mich'l Diffendaffer. 

Leonard Harbaugh, 

David Stodder. 
*Means surety. 



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BALTIMORE CITY 13 

Sundry Entries having heretofore been Omitted, which 
is now made below to Wit : 

31 George Hehns Presented an Acct. 6th Inst, for 2900 
Bricks @ 35/, 5..1..6 (see 33). 

32 Joshua Wilds Overseer Presented an Acct. of Labourers 
Wages, 11..8..0; Amount of his own Wages, 12..0..0; total, 
23..8..0 (see 33). 

33 The above Acct, the Commissioners gave orders on the 
Treasurer for. 

34 Peter Hoffman Presented an Acct. 15th. Inst, for Twenty- 
five Tons Stone for Paving, which was delivered the former 
Commissioners by Samuel Ricketts, @ 5/8 per Ton, £7..!.. 8 
(see 35). 

35 Ordered that the said Peter Hoffman have a draft 
given him on the Treasurer for the above Seven Pounds 
one Shilling & 8d. 

36 Aron Levering Presented an Acct, for Sixty three 
Tons Stone @ 5/, 15..15..0; 1 log 48 feet, 6d,, L.4..0 (see 129). 

3'^ Paving Water Street, and part Commerce Street 1760 1-9 
Yds.— lOd— 73..7..3. 

38 Paving South Street 1023 5-9 Yds., lOd. 42..12..11; Total, 
£132..19..2 (see 74). 

39 Hugh Swords presented on Acct. dated October 19th. 
for Paving 70 Yds. Stone Pavement, which was Washed 
down by the Flood, @ lOd, 2..18..4; Labouring Work Ditto, 
0..10..4; total, 3..8..4 (see 41). 

40 Luke Davis presented an Acct. dated Sept. 29th. — for 
dressing 57 Posts, @ 6d., 1..8..6; 3 Pick Handles, 1/, 3..0; 
Sharping and heading 5 Piles, 1..0, ; total, 1..12..6 (see 41). 

41 Ordered. That drafts be given on the Treasurer for the 
Amount of the two last mentioned Accts. 

42 Certificates were Presented to the board by Messrs. Jacob 
Keeports and Hugh Jeffry, Overseers of the labourers, — 
of One hundred and Twenty and one half days Work 
of Labourers on the Streets since the first day of October 
last 'till the Eleventh Instant. Amounting to Twenty three 
Pounds eleven Shillings and Sixpence, £23. .11. .6 (see 43 
and 47). 



14 RECORDS OF 

43 A draft was therefore given for that Sum to Mr. Jacob 
Keeports on the Treasurer, for the Purpose of paying the 
labourers to the said Eleventh Inst, (see 52). 

Sundry Persons Presented Accts. 20th. Inst, to Wit. : 

44 (See 47.) James Dixon, for Paving at Jonathan Hud- 
son's 46 Yds., @ lOd, 1..18..4. 

45 (See 47.) Jacob Keeports, for Tools for labourer's &c., 
1..5..6 

46 (See 4-7.) Hugh Jeffry — for his attendance 38 days as 
Overseer of the Labourers on the Streets, 8/4, 15. .16.. 8. 

47 Drafts were given on the Treasurer for the three last 
mentioned Accounts. 

Estate of Jonathan Hudson, to be charged for 46 Yds. 

Pavement @ lOd 1..18..4; 1200 Bricks furnished for the 

same, @ 35/ per M, 2..2..0 ; total, £4..0..4. 

48 Chimneys on fire — 

(See 108.) Mrs. Clifton 9th November 
John Drain 9th November 
William Davis Fells Point 15th. 

49 George Welsh, appeared before this Board, and gave 
Bond for his Performance as Collector, and gave David 
Evans & David Armstrong Suyts — This Bond given in the 
care of Treasurer (see 83). 

50 Delivered George Bugh Collecter a list of the Moneys 
to be Collected by him in the lower end of South Street, 
which was lately Paved. Amount £234.. 13. .11. 

51 Mr. Peter Shepherd Presented an Acct. for the Paving 
of the lower end of Market Street, which was destroyed by 
the flood— 1229 Square Yards— @ 6d — 30..14..6; Labourers 
10/2 days, 4/— 2..2..0; total, 32..16..6 (see 53). 

52 Mr. Jacob Keeports Presented an Acct. for his own Wages 

22 days— to this date, 8/4, 9..3..4 (see 53). 

53 Orders were drawn upon the Treasurer for the two 
Accts. above (see 80). 

54 Mr. George Franciscus presented an Acct. for 30 Posts 
Purchased by him from Smith and Lindenberger amount- 
ing to (see 55), (352), £3..15..0. 



BALTIMORE CITY 



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55 Order drawn on the Treasurer for this Acct. 

56 Mr. Jacob Myers Presented two Accounts for Bricks for 
Paving- (see 57). Amount one, 2..6..10; one, 4..7..6; total, 
£6..14..4. 

57 Orders were drawn on the Treasurer for the above Accts. 

58 Obligations Passed this day between this Board and 
Jacob Small, for Building a Bridge over Jones's Falls at 
the lower end Market Street (see 64). 

Adjourned 'till Wednesday 29th Inst. 5 o'Clock. 



Wednesday 29th, November, 1786. 
At a Meeting of the Special Commissioners of Baltimore 
Town agreeable to adjournment, were present: 

Mich'l DiFFENDAFFER. 
David Stodder. 
George Franciscus. 
' John Hammond, 

Amos Rogroves Presented an Acct. for gathering the 
^^ Stones on the lower end Market Street after the Flood (see 

61) ; 5 days work, 4/, £1..0..0. 
go Isiah Jackson Presented an Acct. for Erecting a Tem- 
porary Bridge over Jone's Falls after the Flood (see 61), 
£9..7..6. 
Orders were given on the Treasurer for these two Accts. 
Adam Welsh Presented an Acct. for 300 Bricks for Paving 
^'@ 3/6, 0..10..6; 2 Posts, 2/6, 0..5..0; Digging Post holes, 

0..2..0;'Triming Posts, 0..1..6; total, £0..19..0. 
„, Orders given on the Treasurer for this Acct. 

Four Drafts of this date drawn on the Treasurer in favor 
(see 174) Jacob Small, for One Hundred Dollars each, 
£150..0..0." 

Frederick Develsbiss Presented an Acct. for 300 Bricks, 
3/6, 0..10..6; 2 Posts & Trimg. do., 0..6..6; Digging Post 
Holes, 0..2..0; total, £0..19..0 (see 66). 
gg Order given on Treasurer for this Acct. 

Adjourned till Wednesday the 6th day December, 1786. 



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RECORDS OF 

Baltimore, December 6th, 1786. 
_ At a Aleeting of the Commissioners, agreeable to :^c^ 
journment of the 26th November were present : 

John Hammond. 

Mich'l Diffendaffer. 

IvEONARD HaRBAUGH. 

George Franciscus. 
Joshua Barney. 

" thTtf' ? f'!'''''''r '''"^"^'^^ ^" ^^^°""^ f°^ filing up 
the Street before the.r own door, Amounting to 111 

68 This Acct. Objected to and put to vote by this Board 
and Passed in the Negative. ' 

69 James Dugan Presented an Amount Certified by Jacob 
£0T9!'.6. '"° ^'""'' '"' °"' ^'''''' Amounting to 

70 James Gray Presented an Acct. for IVA days work in 
the Markett Space, 4/, 2..6..0. 

'\/f " Campbell Presented an Acct. for 17 days work in 
Markett Space, 4/, 3..8..0. 

72 James McGaw Presented an Acct. for 17 days work in 
same place (see 314) 4/, 3..8..0. 

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74 Aron Levering's Acct. passed the 6th day November last 
now Presented £132..19..2. i^ovemoer last 

75 Hugh Jeffrys Presented an Acct. for 6 days Services as 
Overseer of Carts &c., @ 8/4, £2..10..0. 

Orders drawn on the Treasurer for the above Accounts 

76 Frederick Fair is Appointed to take up the Swine which 
may be found in the Streets (see 131). 

Adjourned till Monday 11th Instant. 



BALTIMORE) CITY 17 

Monday 11th, December, 1786. 

At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to adjourn- 
ment were present : 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
David Stodder. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
Mich'Iv Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 

77 WilHam Ensor Presented an Acct Certified by Joshua 
Wilds for 5 days Work his Cart and Horses, @ 12/6, £3..2..6 
(see 90). Ordered drawn on Treasurer for this Acct. 

78 Jacob Keeports Presented two Accounts, one for himself 
for 7 days wages as Overseer in Streets, 8/4, 2..18..4; 1 Pick, 
0..5..0; total, 3..3..4. 

Michl. McMahons Account for 11^ days work in the 
Streets, 4/, 2..6..0; grand total, £5..9..4 (see 79). 

79 One Order given Jacob Keeports for these two last men- 
tioned Accts. 

80 Order drawn on Treasurer in favor Peter Shepherd on 
Account Paving in Markett Space, £10..0..0 (see 84). 

81 Gabriel P. VanHorn, Presented an Account, for repairing 
and Opening Smith Street, and raising the Streets on the 
Marsh adjoining Mr. Sterett's Lotts (see 82), £6..6..0. 

82 Order drawn for this Account. 

83 Resolved that the Clerk give Notice To George Welsh 
& Hugh Bukley, to Settle with the Treasurer before the 
next Meeting of this Board — on failure of which they 
will be treated as the Law Directs. 

84 Resolved that Peter Shepherd be Allowed for his Serv- 
ices in Leveling &c., £7..10..0 (see 102). 

Adjourned 'till Monday 18th, December, 



18 RECORDS OF 

Baltimore, December 18th, 1786. 

At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to Ad- 
journment were present : 

Leonard Harbaugh. 
Robert Walsh. 
David Stodder. 
Mich'l Diffendaffkr. 
John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 
Joshua Barney. 

85 John Kipps Presented a Certificate from Joshua Wilds 
Overseer, Certifying that he worked lO^/^ days with his 
Cart & Horses (see 93, 95), @ 12/6, 6..11..3. 

86 David McCausland Presented a Certificate, also (see 91, 
95) Certified by Joshua Wilds 12>4 days, 12/6, 7..16..3. 

87 Jacob Rather, Presented a Certificate (see 95). Certified 
by Joshua Wilds, /j^ days, 12/6, 4..13..9. 

88 Wm. Lively Presented a Certificate from Joshua Wilds 
Overseer for 7 days work Cart & Horses, 12/6, 4..7..6 (see 
95). Also an Acct. for 24 days, 12/6, 15..0..0; total, 19..7..6. 

89 David Poe Presented an Act. for 89 days (see 95) Cart 
& Horses, (796) 12/6, 55..12..6. 

90 William Ensor Presented an Acct. for 173^ days (see 95), 
Cart Hire, 12/6, 10..10..9. 

91 David McCausland Presented an Acct. (see 95 & 312), 
20 days Cartage Oct. & Nov. last, 12/6, 12..10..0. 

92 Peter Rider Presented an Acct. 4^ days (see 95), Cart 
Hire, 12/(^-2.. 13..2. 

93 Jno. Kipps Presented an Account for 19^/2 days (see 95, 
115), Cartage, 12/6, £12..3..9. 

94 Martin Bowers Presented an Acct. 4 days (see 95), Cart- 
age, 12/6, 2..10..0. 

95 Orders drawn, on Treasurer, for all the Accts Presented 
of this date. 

Adjourned 'till Friday 29th Inst. 



BALTIMORE CITY 19 

Baltimore, Friday 29th, December, 1786. 
At a Meeting of tl]^ Commissioners agreeable to adjourn- 
ment were present : 

Gkorge Franciscus. 
John Hammond. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
Mich'i. Diffendaffer. 
Robert Walsh. 
David Stodder. 

96 William Dowel presented an Acct. for 1 days Cartage on 
Streets (see 98), £0..12..6. 

97 Thomas Dixon Presented an Acct. for 37 Cedar Posts 
(see 98 & 669), for use of the Streets, @ 2/, 3..14..0. 

98 Orders on Treasurer for these two last Accts. 
Adjourned 'till Wednesday the 3rd, January, 1787. 

Baltimore, January 3rd, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to adjourn- 
ment of the 29th December last were present. 

Leonard Harbaugh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 

Baltimore, January 3rd, 1787. 

99 James Hughes Presented an Account for IS days work 
his Cart and Horses in Oct. last (1354), 12/6, £9..7..6. 

Order given on Treasurer for this Acct. 
Adjourned 'till Monday 8th Inst. 

Baltimore, January 8th, 1787. 

At a Meeting of the Commissioners, agreeable to adjourn- 
ment were present: 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
Adjourned 'till Wednesday 10th. Inst. 



20 RDCORDS OF 

Baltimore, January 10th, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to adjourn- 
ment were present : 

Mich'Iv Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 
John Hammond. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
Joshua Barney. 
Adjourned 'till Monday 15th. Inst. 

Baltimore, Alonday, January 15th, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to adjourn- 
ment were present: 

Joshua Barney. 
Mich'Iv Dieeendaffer. 
John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 

100 Plenry Cain Presented an Account for 3 days labour in 
the Streets, 4/, £0..12..0. 

101 James Roads Presented an Acct. for 3 days work done on 
Streets per Acct. filed, 4/, £0..12..0. 

102 . Peter Shepherd Presented an Acct. for leveling Streets in 
the year 1786 — for former Commissioners (262), £15..0..0. 

103 Issued Warrant against George Welsh for £1302.. 2.. 3. 
(See 106), Ditto; (see 342), ditto, Hugh Barkley, 78..6..5. 
Resolved that Suits be Immediately Commenced against 

David Evans & David Armstrong, Suys. for George Welsh 
Collector — Luther Martin Apply'd to bring the Suits — 
(see 109). 
Adjourned till Monday 22nd. Inst. 

Baltimore, January 18th, 1787. 
At a Special Meeting of the Commissioners were present: 

Joshua Barney. 
George Franciscus. 
Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'e Diffendaffer. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 



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104 Resolved that Hezekiah Waters be and is hereby ap- 
pointed Assessor, of Horses, Carriages, &c &c — as directed 
by Law to be Assessed — for this Present Year {see 263). 

105 Resolved that George Bugh be and is hereby Appointed 
to inspect into and examine the Wheels of all carriages 
&c — which may Pass on the Streets of Baltimore Town and 
to Seize upon all such as are not agreeable to Law. 

Baltimore, January 22nd, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to Ad- 
journment of 15th. were Present: 

Leonard Harbaugh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaffe;r. 
Gkorgd Franciscus. 

106 Mr. Hugh Barkley Presented an Acct. for his Services as 
Clk {see 112) from first Oct. last 'till Nov. 13th, £4..13..9. 

Adjourned till Thursday evening the 25th. Inst. 

Baltimore, January 25th, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to Adjourn- 
ment were present: 

Leonard Harbaugh. 

John Hammond. 

Mich'Iv Diffendaffer. 

Georgd Franciscus. 

Robert Walsh. 

Joshua Barney. 
Adjourned 'till Monday the 29th. Instant. 

Baltimore, January 29th. 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to adjourn- 
ment were present: 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
Joshua Barney. 



22 RECORDS OF 

107 Joseph Minks* Presented an Acct, for 4^^ days work done 
on Streets in November last 4/, £0..18..0. 

108 Fine, Mrs. Sanderson for Chimney catching Fire 27th. 
Inst, (see 110). 

Adjourned 'till Wednesday the 31st. Inst. 

Baltimore, January 31st, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to Ad- 
journment were present : 

Robert Walsh. 
George Franciscus. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendafeer. 

109 Mr. George Welsh, Appeared before this Board in order 
to Settle his Acct. as Collector, this Business refered to a 
Committee of this Board to be done Tomorrow. 

Adjourned 'till Monday the 5th day February. 

Baltimore, Monday, Feby. 5th. 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners for Baltimore Town 
agreeable to Adjournment were present : 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 

110 Mr. Cabel Hall's chimney on fire 2nd. Inst. — Witnesses — 
Robert Walsh, & James Tibbitt (see 113). 

Adjourned 'Till Wednesday the 7th. Instant. 

Baltimore, February 7th, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to Ad- 
journment were present: 

John Hammond. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 
Adjourned 'till Monday the 12th. Instant. 

*Minks or Mints. 



Baltimore; city 23 

Baltimore, Feby. 12th, 17S7. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to Ad- 
journment were present : 

John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
David Stodder. 
George Franciscus. 

111 Resolved that William Jeffries be and is hereby Ap- 
pointed Collector of the arrearages of the Taxes for the 
Year 1785 — gave Bond for his Performance (see 147). 

112 Mr. Hugh Berkley presented an Account, his Commis- 
sions as Collector, Insolvencies allowed him, £28..!.. 5. 

113 Chimneys on Fire : 

(See 114.) Colo. Ballard's chimney on fire 7th. Inst. — 
Witness — Philip W^aner. 

1J4 (See 141.) William Staylor's chimney on fire some time 
ago — W^itness — Elisha Tyson. 

Adjourned 'till Monday the 19th. Inst. 



Baltimore, Feby. 19th, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to Ad- 
journment were present : 

Robert Walsh. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 
John Hammond. 

An order which was drawn the 18th. day December >ast 
in favor John Kipper, is this day taken up, and two seperate 
orders, 10..18..9 & 1..5..0, given him in lieu thereof. Amount 
£12..3..9 (277). 

George Lightner Presented an Account for Six pieces 
Timber which is to be Apply'd for the use of a Temporary 
Bridge, which Mr Lightner is Appointed to errct, £3..15..0. 

Adjourned 'till Monday the 2r)th. Instant. 



115 



116 



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Baltimore, Feby. 26th, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to Ad- 
journment were present: 

John Hammond. 

MiCH'Iv DlFFl^NDAFFlER. 

Gforgf Franciscus. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
David Stodder. 

117 Mr. Amos Loney Presented an Acct. for Z7 Ton. Stone 
{see 241) delivered for the use of Streets, @ 5/ per Ton. 
Amt, £9..5..0. 

118 Mr. William Goddard Presented an Acct. for Printing 
from May 1784 'till November 10th, 1786 (1073). Balance 
of which Account is 3..5..0. 

119 John Simmering Presented an Acct. for 9 days Hauling 
in Hanover & Camden Streets (698), £0..12..6. 

120 Philip Amey Presented an Acct. for 4 days work Hauling 
(^see A\()) in Hanover & Camden Streets, 12/6, £2..10..0. 

121 Michael Buzzard, Presented an Acct. for Plauling 2 days 
in Hanover & Pratt Streets (697), £1..5..0. 

Adjourned 'till Monday March 5th. 

Baltimore, March 5th, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners were present : 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 
David Stodder. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 

122 Mrs. Agnes Thompson, presented an Account for the 
Hire of a Scow from the first November last, 'till the first 
of this Month — this Scow under the direction of John 
Jalland, 35/, £7..0..0. 

2 orders given for this Acct. {see 148). 

Baltimore, March 5th, 1787. 

123 Mr. Edmund Hogan Presented an Account which he is 
allowed, and an order on Treasurer given him, £0..10..0 
{see 279). 



bai^timore; city 25 

124 James Mitchell Presented an Account, for 2 days Work of 
his Cart and Horses Certified by Hugh Jefifrys, 12/6, 
£1..5..0 (^^^287). 

Adjourned 'till Monday the i2th.. Instant. 

Baltimore, March 12th, 1787. 
At a Meeting' of the Commissioners agreeable to adjourn- 
ment were present : 

John Hammond. 
David Stodder. 
George Franciscus. 
Mich'e Diffendafeer. 

125 Wm. Thomas Dew Presented an Account for 3 days work 
of his Cart and Horses, @ 12/6, & 6^ days work of 
labourer, 4/; total, £3. .3. .6. 

126 Mr. James Calhoun presented an Account for his Serv- 
ices as Comptroller, for the last Year, 1..0..0. 

127 Mr. George McCandless, presented an Acct. for 9 days 
work done in Fredk. Street, 4/, 1..16..0. 

128 Mr. George Lightner Presented an Account for 3 logs 
furnished by him, £1..15..0 (see 138). 

Adjourned 'till Friday the 16th. Inst. 

Baltimore, March 19th, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to adjourn- 
ment were present: T-> C" ^ 
^ David Stodder. 

Robert Walsh. 
George Franciscus. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 

129 Mr. Aaron Levering Presented an Account for Twenty 
Six Tons Stone — Amounting to £6..15..0. 

Adjourned 'till Monday the 26th. Instant. 

Baltimore, March 26th, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to adjourn- 
ment were Present : ^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^ 

Mich'Iv Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 
David Stodder. 



2^^ RECORDS OP 

130 Frederick Delaport Presented an Account for a Cable 
purchased of him, for the use of the Temporary Brid-e 
£7..10..0. " ' 

131 Resolved that Thomas Brown is Appointed to take up 
and Secure all Hogs which may be found going at large 
in the Streets Lanes, or Alleys in Baltimore Town, accord- 
ing to the directions of an Act of Assembly in that case 
made and Provided (see 159). 

Adjourned 'till Thursday 29th. Instant. 



Baltimore, April 2nd, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners were present : 
•^ John Hammond. 

Robert Walsh. 
David Stodder. 
Mich'l Difeendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 

132 Resolved that the Bottom of the Gutter in East Street 
be level with the top of the Cill of Thomas Russell's Stable 
door at the North West Corner— and that this Street have 
an ascent of 6 inches in every 10 feet, until it has a descent 
iy2 Inches in every 10 feet, to Calvert Street (sec 157). 

133 Resolved that the Center of the Surface of Calvert Street 
be I9y2 feet from the Brick Work of the Court House. 

134 Resolved, that Public Ally have one regular descent from 
Markett Street to the Top of the Stone Work of Mr. Wm. 
Smiths House, at the N. W. Corner, in Bank Street (see 
175). 

Adjourned 'till Monday 9th. Instant. 



Baltimore, April 9th, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to adjourn- 
ment, were present: 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 



BALTIMORE CITY 27 

135 In Consequence of Notice given in the Public Papers, 
that a Petition would be Presented to the General As- 
sembly by the Special Commissioners and Other Inhabit- 
ants of this Town, for a Law to empower the said Com- 
missioners to regulate the Water Courses and high ways in 
the Precincts ; and to levy the same tax on Horses and Car- 
riages in the Precincts as is levied on them in Town — The 
following Petition was agreed to and Signed Viz. : 

To the Honble. The General Assembly of Maryland : 

The Petition of the Special Commissioners, and other In- 
habitants of Baltimore Town — Humbly Showeth, That in 
the Precincts of said Town there are in many Places very 
high Grounds which in wet weather Often Occasion the 
Water to run in such directions as to create loss and dam- 
age to many of the Inhabitants; and in Other Places there 
are Considerable low Grounds that Contain Stagnated" 
Water, very Prejudical to the Health of said Town and 
Precincts thereof — that a great Number of the Inhabitants 
of the said Precincts have Horses and Carriages that are 
continually employed in said Town, and receive consider- 
able sup^port and benefit from the same, and are not 
burthened with any Tax for the Streets — That the funds 
raised by the said Street Taxes are inadequate to repair the 
same and Build Bridges in said Town. 

They therefore, pray your Honors to take the Case into 
Consideration, and enlarge the Powers of said Special Com- 
missioners to extend over the Precincts of said Town ; and 
that a Tax may be imposed in the said Precincts on Horses 
and Carriages Similar to that in Town ; and the money to be 
applyed to making and repairing the Streets and Sewers 
&c — in said Precincts and Town. 

136 Resolved that Messrs. John Hammond. Leonard Ilar- 
baugh, George Franciscus. and Michael Diffendaffer. are 
appointed a Committee to level Lombard Street, at 3 o'Clock 
P. M. Tomorrow (sec 137). 

Adjourp.ed 'till Tomorrow Evening the lOlli. 



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RECORDS OF 



Baltimore, April 10th, 1787. 
Agreeable to the above Resolve the Committee met in 
Lombard Street, Present : 

Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
Gforgf Franciscus. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
John Hammond. 

137 Resolved that Lombard Street have an Ascent of Six 
Inches in every ten feet or thereabouts, from Hanover 
Street until it intersects Sharpe Street, and from thence to 
Howard Street, with as much descent as Possible, that 
Sharpe Street is to have a regular descent from Lombard 
Street, to Baltimore Street and from Lombard Street to 
Pratt Street with the like descent. 

Adjourned 'till Monday the 16th. Inst. 



Baltimore, April 16th, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to adjourn- 
ment were Present: 

Mich'l Difffndafffr. 
David Stodder. 
John Hammond. 
Geqrge Franciscus. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 

138 George Lightner Presented Accts. for Sundries per Accts. 
filed— Amt., £17..5..0 (see 196). 

139 John Jones Presented an Acct. for Hauling Timber &c. 
per acct., £1..5..0 (see 306). 

140 Resolved that Mr. John Hammond have Permission to 
level Hanover Street, from Baltimore Street to Pratt Street, 
and to have it filled up so as not to exceed Twenty or Thirty 
Pounds expenses, for which he is not to expect Payment 
until the Necessary Bridges are Built and paid for. 

Adjourned 'till Monday 23rd. Inst. 



BALTIMORE CITY 29 

Baltimore, April 23rd, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to Adjourn- 
ment were Present: 

Georgia Franciscus. 

MiCH'l DlFFENDAFFHR. 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
David StoddLR. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 

141 Fine, Peter Frick, Chimney on fire, 40/ (1108). 

142 Mr Walter Roe Presented an Account for 2400 feet 
Scantling delivered George Lightner, for the Temporary 
Bridge, @ 12/6, £15..0..0. 

143 Mr Stephen Bahan, Presented an Account, for Smith s 
Work done in the year 1784, by order the former Commis- 
sioners— Amt. per Acct, 4..6..9. , , • 

144 George G. Presbury Eq. Presented an Account for making 
out a plat of Baltimore Town, 20..0..0. 

Adjourned 'till Monday 30th. Instant. 

Baltimore, April 30th, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to adjourn- 
ment, were present: 

John Hammond. 

Robert Walsh. 
George Franciscus. 
Mich'l Diefendaeeer. 
David Stodder. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 

145 Robert Conway Presented an order from David Stodder, 
for work done on the Temporary Bridges Amt, £2.T8..6. 

146 Resolved that Messrs. Cumberland Dugan, Thomas 
Peters & Andrew VanBibber be Permitted to Erect a Tem- 
porary Bridge over Jones's Falls near Peter's Brewery-. 
upon which Bridge they are not to expend more than Thirty 
Pounds; to be refunded them When the debts already Con- 
tracted by the Commissioners are paid {see 156). 

147 Resolved, that William Jefifries Collect the Taxes on the 
Billiard Tables Immediately (see 160). 

Adjourned 'till Monday the 7th. May. 



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RECORDS OF 



150 



A. a Meeting of the Commissioners were^'pfes' nt' : "'"■ 

Robert Walsh. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
David Stodder, 
Mich'l Diffendafper. 
John Hammond. 

" Hif/A ""^"^ ^'""P^°" ^^^^^"^^^^ -^ '^— t for Scow 
Hire Amounting to £3..10..0 (.r^^' 166) 

a PenTr ^r" "^",'"'4' '" ^^^^°""^ ^^ ^^^^^--Is to make 
a Pen for peeping the Hogs Seized in the Streets. £1. 16 0- 
and likewise an Account for Sales of Sundry Hogs taken 
up in the Streets, Amounting to ^ 17 10 
H9 Resolved that the Amount of Sales be allowed to Samuel 
Swan as Payment for the above Pen, and his trouble o 
Catching and Selling the Hogs 

Conrad Bates reed, an order on the Treasurer for Five 
Pounds, in Consequence of his having Sworn that he lost 
a former order given him by the Commissioners-before he 
had Presented it to the Treasurer 
^Ad^ourned 'till the 11th. Instant, to meet at the Court 



May 11th, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners were Present: 

Leonard Harbaugh. 
George Franciscus. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
John Hammond. 
Robert Walsh. 
151 Application being made by Mr. John Stark for the purpose 
of establishing the breadth of the foot Pavement in Han- 
over Street. 

Resolved that the breadth of the foot Pavement on Han- 
over Street where the Street is 66 feet wide, is to be twelve 
feet from the line of the Street to the Posts, on the Out- 
side of the Gutter. 

Adjourned till 16th. Instant, to meet at Dewits Coffee 
House. 



BAIvTlMORE CITY 31 

Baltimore, May 16th, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to adjourn- 
ment were present : 

Robert Walsh. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 
John Hammond. 
Adjourned 'till Monday the 21st. Instant, 5 o'Clock P. M. 

Baltimore, May 23rd, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to ad- 
journment were Present: 

John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
Mich'e Diffendaffer. 
Adjourned 'till Tomorrow 2 o'Clock, to meet at Charles 
Deal's in Howard Street. 

Baltimore, May, 24th, 1787. 
At a Special Meeting of the Commissioners, were present: 

John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 

152 Resolved that the Bottom of the Water Courses in 
Howard Street be level with the top of the Stone Work 
of Ludwick Millers House at the N. West Corner — also that 
Howard Street have a regular descent from the Top of the 
Stone Work of Frederick Deeckers House in Fayette Street 
at the South West Corner, to the N. West Corner of 
Ludwick Millers House in Lexington & Howard Streets, 
and also, to have a regular descent from the North Side 
of Fayette Street to the level of Markett Street (see 153). 

153 Resolved that the Bottom of the Gutter in Howard Street, 
on the West Side — from Fayette to Lexington Street, be 
level with the Top of the Stone Work of Capt. Winchester's 
House, and to have the same descent as the Opposite Side. 

Adjourned till Monday 28th. Instant. 



32 RECORDS OF 

Baltimore, May 28th, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to ad- 
journment were Present: 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'Iv Difeendaffer. 
David Stodder. 

154 Resolved that John Hammond be Permitted to expend 
a Sum not exceeding Ten Dollars, in repairing the Bridge 
in Wilks Street, between Philpotts Hill and Fells Point. 

155 Resolved that James Sterett have an order on the Sheriff 
of Baltimore County for Four Hundred Pounds, money 
allowed by the County to be applyed to the Building of two 
Bridges in Baltimore Town £400. 

156 Resolved that Cumberland Dugan be Permitted to em- 
ploy a Person to take Care of the lower Temporary Bridges 
on Jones's Falls, for which he shall be allowed a reasonable 
Compensation (see 350). 

Adjourned till Monday the 4th June. 

Monday, June 4th, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners, agreeable to Ad- 
journment, were present: 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
Joshua Barney. 
Adjourned 'till Tomorrow 9 o'Clock to meet at East 
Street, Opposite the Presbyterian Meeting House. 

Thursday, June 5th, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners, agreeable to Ad- 
journment of Yesterday were Present : 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 
Joshua Barney. 
David Stodder. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 



BAIvTlMORE CITY 33 

157 Resolved that the Bottom of the Water Course in East 
Street, be level with the top of the Cill of Tho. Russell's 
Stable door at the North West Corner ; and that this Street 
have an asscent of Seven Inches and ^4 of an Inch in every 
ten feet, from the said Corner of Tho. Russell's Stable until 
it has a descent of 1^ Inches in every ten feet to Calvert 
Street (see 162). 

158 Resolved that Frederick Street have a descent of 1^ 
Inches in every 10 feet from Baltimore Street to Water 
Street— (1451).' 

Adjourned 'till Alonday the 11th. Instant. 

Baltimore, June 11th, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to adjourn- 
ment were Present: 

John Hammond. 
Robert Walsh. 
Le;onard Harbaugh. 
George; Franciscus. 

159 Samuel Swan, paid to William Jefifries £5.. 19.. 10, being 
so much reed, from the Sale of Hogs, which w^ere taken up' 
in the Streets, Mr. Jeffries to be charged with this (sec 169),, 
£5..19..10. 

160 Charge William Jeffries with the Collection of the Tax 
on the Billiard Tables in Town, delivered him the list the 
2nd. May last, Viz. : 

(See 180) Thomas Dewitt 1 Table 15..0..0 

John Compario 2 ditto 30.. 0..0 

Zacha. I\Ian 1 ditto 13..0..0 

David Hellen 1 ditto 15..0..0 

John Bernard 1 ditto 15..0..Q 

John Thompson 1 ditto 15..0..0 

Daniel Peters 1 ditto 15..0..0 

Louis Roussell 1 ditto 15..0..0 



£135..0..O 
John Warran, at Fells Point, 1 15..0..0 

£150..0..0 

161 Resolved that Andrew Robinson, be permitted to Cutt 
a Gutter, on the West Side of St. Pauls Lane, in order to 



34 RECORDS OF 

Convey the VV^ater, which runs down said Lane, across 
Markett Street ; the expense of which to be repaid him on 
a future day — this Business to be done under the direction 
of Air. Leonard Harbaugh — (1452). 
162 Application being made by Messrs. Geo. Prestman, Doct. 
Jno. Ijoyd and Thomas Burland & WiUiam Baker for Per- 
mission to Cutt down East Street. 

Resolved therefore, that these Persons be Permitted im- 
mediately to Cut down the same, agreeable to the level 
lately ascertained & that these Gentlemen be appointed to 
Superintend the same (see 165). 

Adjourned 'till Monday the IStli. Inst. 

Baltimore, June 18th, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to adjourn- 
ment were Present: 

Leonard Harbaugh. 
Robert Walsh. 
George Franciscus. 
John Hammond. 
Adjourned 'till Monday the 25th. Instant. 

Baltimore, June 25th, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to adjourn- 
ment were Present: 

Robert Walsh. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 
John Hammond. 
Adjourned 'till Tomorrow 26th. Instant, to meet at 5 
o'clock. 

Baltimore, June 26th, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to adjourn- 
ment, were Present : 

Robert Walsh. 
Joshua Barney. 
John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
David Stodder. 



Baltimore; city 35 

162 Application being made by Benjamin Griffith, Englehard 
Yeiser, James Edwards, Philip Yeiser, Girard Hopkins, & 
Others, to Build a Bridge over Jones's Falls at Gay Street, 
they to pay the Expense Immediately and to be repaid by 
this Board — Therefore Resolved that this Board is satisfied 
that the aforesaid persons or such of them as may Contract 
with this Board have Permission to build a Bridge agree- 
able to the directions of the board ; and that the expense 
thereof shall be paid them out of the Funds allowed by law. 

Resolved that the said Bridge shall extend One Hundred 
feet in length — beginning at the Buttment of the former 
Bridge on the East Side and extending over the Falls in 
the direction of the Street the said distance of one Hundred 
Feet to the Other Butment ; and that the breadth of the said 
Bridge shall be Twenty five feet to be divided as follows, 
Viz.: 

Eighteen feet for a waggon or Cart way in the Center, 
and three and one half Feet on each Side for a foot way 
to be posted and railed, with turnpikes at the end of each 
foot way {see 247). 

163 Resolved that George Lightner be appointed to take of, 
and keep the Temporary Bridge in order, which was lately 
Erected across Jones's Falls at Bridge Street, where Grif- 
fith's Bridge formerly stood {see 198). 

164 Mr. William Asquith Presented an Account for repairing 
Pitt Street, by Permission of the Board, Amounting to 
£18..5..1. 

Two orders given for this Acct. 1..0..0, 17-1-5. 
Adjourned 'till February the 28th Instant, to meet at 5 
o'clock. 

Baltimore, 28th June, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to adjourn- 
ment, were present: 

Robert Wai.sh, 
John Hammond. 
Joshua Barne;y. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
George Franciscus. 



36 RLXORDS OI'* 

165 Resolved that East Lane, from North Alley to Calvert 
vStreet be paved forthwith agreeable to the level heretofore 
directed by this board — that the Tax for the same be col- 
lected immediately by William Jefferis — and that notice 
thereof be given in the news-paper of the first publication 
(see 359). 

Adjourned 'till Monday the 2nd. day July. 

Baltimore, July 2nd, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to adjourn- 
ment were Present : 

Le:onard Harbaugh. 

MiCH'i. DlFFENDAFFKR. 

John Hammond. 
George; Franciscus. 

166 Mrs. Agnes Thompson Presented an Account for two 
Months Scow Hire— Amount £3..10..0 (see 208). 

167 Philip Moser Presented an Account for Bolts Spikes &c 
used at the Temporary Bridges Amt., £3..0..0 (see 695). 

168 William Morris Presented an Account for 3 days work of 
his Horses & Cart, Amt., £1..17..6 (see 186). 

Adjourned till Thursday 5th. Instant. 

Baltimore, July 5th, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to adjourn- 
ment were Present : „ ,,. 

Robert Walsh. 

Leonard Harbaugh. 
Mich'l Diffendafeer. 
John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 
Adjourned 'till Monday the 9th. Instant. 

Baltimore, July 9th, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to adjourn- 
ment were Present: y tt 

John Hammond. 

Mich'l Diffexdaffer. 
Robert Walsh. 
George Franciscus. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 



BAIvTlMORE CITY 37 

169 Samuel Swan Produced an Acct. of Sales of Sundry Hogs, 
which was taken in the Streets, and Sold at Vendue, Amt., 
£10..17..4, half which sum is allowed him for his Trouble, 
the Balance to be charged to William Jefferis, Collector, it 
being paid into his hand, £5. .8.. 8. 

170 Mr. George Keeports Presented an Account, for the Book 
Containing the Law respecting the Special Commissioners 
duty, and Power for which an Allowance of Fifteen Shil- 
lings is made him £0..15..0 (see 790). 

Adjourned till Wednesday the 11th. Instant. 

Baltimore, July 11th, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to adjourn- 
ment were Present : 

John Hammond. 
Joshua Barney. 
Mich'i. Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
Robert Walsh. 

171 Mr. John Hammond having Presented an Account for 
Filling up Wilks Street, for which there appears a Balance 
due him of Fifty Pounds Fifteen Shillings and one penny — 
which Balance appears to this Board to be Just, it is there- 
fore Passed, and an order on the Treasury given him for 
the same, £50..15..1 (see 172). 

Adjourned 'till Monday the 16th. Instant. 

Baltimore, July 16th, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to adjourn- 
ment were Present: 

MiCH'e DiEFENDAEEER. 

Joshua Barney. 
John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 
Robert Walsh. 

172 Mr. John Hammond Presented an vXccount for repairing 
the Bridge and Cause way in Wilks Street. Amounting to 



38 RECORDS OF 

£20..10..1 (sec 211). For this Account two orders were 
given, one for 11. .4.. 3, and one for 9.. 5. .10. 

173 Application having been made by a Number of the In- 
habitants of Light Street, to have the same Paved. 

Resolved, therefore that the same be immediately Paved, 
and that the Tax for the same be Immediately Collected by 
William Jefiferis, who is appointed for that Purpose (see 
207). 

174 Gave Jacob Small an order on the Treasurer for £ 37.. 10. .0 
(see 195). 

175 Application having been made by a Number of the In- 
habitants of Public Alley to have the same Paved. 

Resolved therefore that the said alley be Immediately 
Paved and that William Jefferis is appointed to Collect the 
Tax for the same (see 359). 

Adjourned 'till Wednesday the 18th. Inst. 

Baltimore, 18th July, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to adjourn- 
ment were Present: 

John Hammond. 
George Fr.a.nciscus. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
Robert Walsh. 
Adjourned 'till Friday the 23rd. Instant, to meet in Har- 
rison,* for the Purpose of levelling the same. 
Present : 

Joshua Barney. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
George Franciscus. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
John Hammond. 
Robert Walsh. 
.„. Resolved that Harrison Street have a Fall of one inch 
in every ten feet Northward, begining at the distance of 
Twenty feet from the Water Course in Baltimore Street, 
which Twenty feet is to have the same rise at Baltimore 
Street, at the intersection of Harrison Street. 
Adjourned 'till Monday 25th, Instant. 
*Street is omitted on original. 



BALTIMORE CITY 39 

Baltimore, July 25th, 1787. 

Agreeable to Adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present: 

John Hammond. 
Mich'Iv Diffendaffer. 
Robert Walsh. 
George Franciscus. 

1'^'^ Messrs Townsend and Patton Presented an Account for 
two blank books furnished for the use of this Board — 
Amt. per Acct., 0..17..6. 

I'^s The former Board of Commissioners having brought Suit 
against William Jacob and Others for Taxes due them, the 
Cost of which Suits, through Mistake, has been charged to 
John A. Hamilton Collector for said Commissioners, — This 
Board therefore, think it necessary to take up the matter, 
and release Mr. Hamilton, and in order to do this, have 
given M. William M.* Laughlin (the Sheriff at the time 
those Suits were brought), an order on the Treasurer for 
the Amount of said Costs of Suit, £22..6..0. 

179 Mr. John Jalland presented an Account for 8^/2 Months 
Scow Hire, at the lower Temporary Bridge on Jones' 
Falls — Amt., £14.. 17. .6. Two orders given for Amt. this 
Acct., 12..12..6, 2..5..0 (see 708). 

180 Application being made by Monsieur — .. — .. — for liberty 
to exhibit on the Slack W" ire &c. &c. — Resolved, that he be 
permitted to exhibit for the Space of twelve Months from 
this date, provided he pays to Mr. William Jefferis, Col- 
lector, the Sum of Ten Pounds (see 189). 

181 Resolved that, John A. Plamilton be and is hereby ap- 
pointed to overlook the Carters, Labourers, &c., employed to 
work in the Streets; and that he be allowed Six Shillings 
per day for his Services (see 205). 

Adjourned 'till Monday the 30th. Instant. 



* Indistinct, may be McLauglilin. 



49 r;:corls Or 

Baltimore, July 30th, \787. 

At a Meeting- of the Commissioners agreeable to adjourn- 

ment were present : ,^ 

Koi!iiRT Walsh. 

John Hammond. 

Mich'l Diffendaffer. 

George Franciscus. 

182 j\Ir. Andrew Grubb Presented an Amount for making a 
Box for Measuring Stones, £0..15..0. 

183 Mr. John Omensetter, Overseer of Carts &c., applyd this 
afternoon for an order on Treasurer, for which an order for 
£8..15..0 was given, on Monday next he is to exhibit the 
Whole of his Acct. and then he is to receive another order 
for the Balance (see 187). 

Adjourned 'till Monday the 6th day of August. 

Baltimore, August 13th, 1787. 
At a meeting of the Commissioners were present: 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 

184 John Packney Presented an Acct. for Twelve Tons Pav- 
ing Stone, @ 3/9 per Ton, £2..5..0. 

185 Isaac Uuowatson* presented an Acct. for Twenty Tons 
paving Stone. @ 3/9 per Ton. £3..15..0 (see 192). 

186 William Morriss Presented an Acct. for Nine Tons paving 
Stone, and Hauling 3 Loads in October last — Amt., £2..6..6. 

187 Drew an order in favor of John Omensetter, overseer, for 
so much, to pay Labourers and Carters, see Omensetter 
rects. from William Jefferis, 6..0..0, 6..0..0; total, 12..0..0 (see 
188). 

188 Drew three Several orders in favor John Omensetter for 
use of Labourers and his own Wages for work done in 
East Lane, Viz.: One for 10..0..0; one for 10..1..11 ; one for 
7..4..0: total. 27.. 15.. 11 (sec 204). 

189 Charge William Jefferis with so much reed, of Scnor 
Carl for his Permission to exhibit on Wire &c £10..0..0 
(197). 



*See foot note in index. 



bai^timore; city 41 

190 William Button Presented an Acct. Certified by Mr. 
Benjamin Griffith, a former Commissioner, to be right, this 
Acct. is for a hog furnished the former Commissioners, 
£1..0..0. 

Adjourned 'till Monday the 20th. Instant. 

Baltimore, August 27th, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners were present : 

John Hammond. 
Mich'Iv Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 
David Stodder. 

191 Mr. Robert Harwood Presented an Acct. for 14 Ton 
Stone, @ 3/9, £2..12..6 (see 261). 

192 Mr. Isaac Duowatson* presented an Acct. for 20 Tons 
Stone, @ 3/9, and 3 locust Posts, @ 2/ (all), £4..1..0 (see 
193). 

193 Ditto — presented another account for Twenty Tons of 
Stone more, @ 3/9 per Ton, £3..15..0 (see 209). 

194 Mr. John Fickney Presented an Acct. for Twelve Tons 
Stones, @ 3/9, £2..5..0. 

195 Drew an order on Treasurer the 18th. Instant, in favor 
Jacob Small for £75..0..0 (see 210). 

1% Mr. George Lightner Presented an Acct. for his Services 
&c in keeping the Temporary Bridges in repair, Amt. 
£25. .14.. 4, for which three orders were given on Treasurer 
Viz— 7-1.2, £6-0-0, 12..13..2 (see 232). 

197 Application having been made to this Board by Messrs. 
Henry & Hallam, Proprietors of the Theatre in this Town, 
to exhibit on the Stage. 

Ordered that they have Permission to exhibit for twelve 
Months from the date hereof, provided they pay to our 
Collector the Sum of Fifty Pounds Immediately (see 216). 

198 Resolved that George Lightner be and is hereby Ap- 
pointed to keep the Temporary Bridges in order, for which 
he is to receive Three pounds for one Month, for his Ser- 
vices, and he is directed to bring in an Acct. for all Ma- 
terials he may Purchase at the end of the month. 



*See foot note in index. 



42 RECORDS OF 

Adjourned 'till Tomorrow 5 o'Clock, to meet at the Court 
House. 

August 28th, 1787. 
At a meeting of the Commissioners were Present: 

John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 
Mich'e Diffendaffer. 
David Stodder. 

Adjourned 'till Tomorrow the 29th. 



August 29th, 1787. 
At a meeting of the Commissioners were Present: 

John Hammond. 
Mich'e Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 
David Stodder. 

199 John Bittle Presented an Acct. for 7 Tons Paving Stone, 
3/9, £1..6..3 (.y^^221). 

200 Joseph Gutro, Presented an Acct. for 16 Tons Paving 
Stone, 3/9, £3..0..0 (see 394). 

201 Asa Swift, Presented an Acct. for 10 tons Paving Stone, 
3/9, £1..17..6. 

202 Capt. John A. Hamilton having made Application to this 
board for the Appointment of Master Paver, for this Sea- 
son. 

Resolved, that he be, and is hereby Appointed to Superin- 
tend the said Business of Master Paver, for this Season, 
and that he pay j^articular attention to the leveling. Sitting 
the Posts, laying the Gutters, and receiving the Paving 
Stone ; and as a Compensation for his Services, he is to 
receive Eight pence per Square Yard for all such Paving 
as may be done under his direction (see 212). 

Adjourned 'till Monday the 3rd. day September. 



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Baltimore, September 3rd, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to adjourn- 
ment were Present : 

David Stodder. 
Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 

203 Mr. Charles Bailey Presented two Accts, for 15. Tons of 
Stone, each, all 30 Tons, @ 3/9, £5..12..6 (see 224). 

204 Drew three orders in favor John Omensetter, to wit : 
One for £10..0..0; one for £10..0..0; one for £5..0..0; 

total £25..0..0 (see 218). 
20 5 Capt. John Hamilton Presented an Account for his Serv- 
ices 8 days receiving Paving Stones, @ 6/, £2..8..0 (1376). 

206 Ordered that the Markett Space at the Centre Markett, 
be Immediately Paved, from Baltimore Street to Second 
Street, and that the same be Advertised in the Maryland 
Journal Notifying that, William Jefifris is Appointed to Col- 
lect the Tax for the same. 

Adjourned 'till Monday the 10th. Instant. 

Baltimore, September 5th, 1787. 
At a Special Meeting of the Commissioners were Present: 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 

207 Resolved, that Light Street be cut down immediately 
(see 233). 

Adjourned 'till Monday the 10th. 

Baltimore, September 10th, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners were Present: 

John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 
Micii'l Diffendaffer. 
Robert Walsh. 

208 Mrs. Agnes Thompson Presented an Acct. for 2 Months 
Scow Hire, due the 1st. of this Instant, £3..10..0 (see 258). 



44 RECORDS OF 

209 Isaac Dcvvatson'" Presented an Account for Twenty Tons 
paving Stone @ 3/9 & Eleven locust Posts @ 2/, all, 
£4..17..0. 

Isaac Dewatson Presented an Account for Twenty Tons 
Paving Stone, @ 3/9, £3..15..0 (see 222). 
One order given for both these Accts. 

210 Drew an order in favor Jacob Small for £37-|-..10..0 {see 
227). 

211 Mr. John Hammond Presented an Account for Cash, 
advanced by him to hands working in light Street, 1..3..3; 
Cash, paid for 2 Copies from the Town records, 0..5..0; total, 
£1..8..3 {sec2A2). 

Adjourned 'till Monday 17th. this Instant. 

Baltimore, September 17th. 1787. 
At a meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to adjourn- 
ment were Present : John Hammond. 

George; Franciscus. 
Mich'l Diefendaefer. 
Robert Waesii. 
David Stodder. 

212 Drew an order in favor Capt. Hamilton, for Work done in 
Pratt Street, £4..15..0 {see 219). 

213 Benjamin Gorsuch presented an Acct for 2)4 Months 
Scow Hire, at the Temporary Bridges, 35/, £4..7..6. 2 
orders given for this Acct. 

214 Abram McCann Presented an Acct. for 19 Ton paving 
Stone, 3/9, £3..11..3 {see 223). 

215 James Smith Presented an Acct for 2y2 days work his 
Cart in East Lane, 10/, £1..5..0. 

Adjourned 'till Monday 24th. Instant. 

September 24th, 1787. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present: Robert Walsh. 

John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 
David Stodder. 



*See foot note in index. tindistinct, see original. 



Baltimore; city 45 

216 Charge William Jefferis with the Money reed, from 
Messrs. Henry & Hallam. being the License Money, for 
their Permission to Exhibit on the Stage in this Town, 
£50..0..0 (see 297). 

217 Messrs. John AIcFeron & Michl. McCarty Presented an 
Account for 6 days Cart Hire, 10/, £3..0..0 (509). 

218 Drew an order in favor John Omensetter for £11. .13. .9 
(see 220). 

219 Drew an order in favor John A. Hamilton for £7..10..0 
(see 231). 

220 Drew 3 orders in favor John Omensetter, 10..0..0, 7..10..0, 
6..0..0, total, £23..10..0 (see 251). 

Adjourned 'till Monday, October 1st., 1787. 

October 8th, 1787. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners were Present: 

David Stodder. 
Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 
Mich'Iv Diffendafeer. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 

The following Persons Presented the following Accounts, 
Viz. : 

221 John Bittle, for 10 Tons paving Stone, 3/9, £1..17..6 
(see 237). 

222 Isaac Duowatson* 20 Tons paving Stone, 3/9, £3..15..0 
(see 243). 

223 Francis Bruisbanks 7 Tons paving Stone, 3/9, £1..6..3 
(see 260). 

224 Charles Bailey 28>4 Tons paving Stone, 3/9, £5.. 5.. 11 
(see 230). 

225 Abraham McCoun 38 Tons paving Stone, 3/9, £7..2..6 

(see 229). 

226 Augustine Battle 9 Tons paving Stone, 3/9, £1..13..9 

(see 235). 

227 Drew an order in favor Jacob Small for £125 (see 372). 



*See foot note in index. 



46 RECORDS OF 

The following' persons presented the following Accounts 
Viz.: 

228 Col. Thomas Dorsey 2500 Bricks, @ 30/, £3..15..0. 

229 Abraham McCoun, 19 Tons Paving Stone, 3/9, 3..11..3 
(see 236). 

230 Charles Bailey, 15 Tons Paving Stone, 3/9, 2.. 16.. 3; 7 
Locust Posts, 2/, 0..14..0. 

231 John A. Hamilton — for paving in Pratt Street, per Acct. 
Balance due him, 25..7..4 (see 246). 

232 George Lightner, for Keeping the Bridges in order, 
5..18..2 (see 245). 

Adjourned 'till Monday the 15th. this Instant. 

233 Mr. Leonard Harbaugh is Appointed to Superintend the 
Paving of Light Street, and that he see the people paid for 
doing the same. 

October 15th, 1787. 
At a meeting of the Commissioners were Present: 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'Iv Diffendaffer. 
GEORGE Franciscus. 
David Stodder. 

234 Ordered that, an order be given to Shepherd Church, for 
goods advanced John Lewis, a labourer, who worked three 
days in light Street, £0..11..3. 

Sundry Persons Presented Account as follows. Viz. : 
Augustus Biddle, 22 Tons Stone, 3/9, £4..2..6. 
Abraham McCoun, 19 Tons Stone, 3/9, 3.. 11. .3 (see 238). 
John Biddle. 18 Tons Stone. 3/9, 3..7..6 (see 590). 
Adjourned 'till Monday the 22nd. Instant. 

Baltimore, October 22nd, 1787. 
At a meeting of the Commissioners were present: 

Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 
David Stodder 
Robert Walsh 



235 
236 
237 



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238 Mr. Abraham McCoun, presented an Account for Nine- 
teen Tons paving Stone, @ 3/9, £3..11..3. 

239 Mr. Benjamin Wills presented an Account, for Cartage 
&c, Amt, £4..18..4 (see 328). 

240 Mr. Jacob Bull, presented an Acct. for Dressing Posts. 
£2..16..0. 

241 Mr. Amos Loney, presented an Account for 44 Locust 
Posts, 2/, 4..8..0. 

242 Mr. John Hammond Presented an Account for 1500 
Brick, 27/6, £2..1..3 (see 293). 

243 Mr. Isaac Duowatson,* Presented an Account for 82 
Locust Posts, @ 2/6, and 2 Ton paving Stone, @ 3/9, 
£10..12..6 (see 259). 

Adjourned 'till Tomorrow Evening the 23rd. Inst. 

October 23rd, 1787. 
At a Special Meeting of the Commissioners were present : 

Joshua Barney. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
Robert Walsh. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
John Hammond. 
David Stodder. 
George Franciscus. 

Adjourned 'till Monday the 29th. Inst. 



Baltimore, October 29th, 1787. 
At a meeting of the Commissioners agreeable to adjourn- 
ment were present : 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
Joshua Barney. 
David Stodder. 



*See foot note in index. 



48 RFXORDS OF 

244 Ordered that Charles Deal expend the Sum of Six pounds 
in repairing Howard and Fayette Streets, and that he bring 
in an Account of the same (see 275 and 308). 

245 ]\Ir. George Lightner, Presented an Account for his Serv- 
ices in Keeping the Temporary Bridges in Repair, for one 
Month, and for Scantling furnished by him per Acct, 
£4..13..9; two orders given for this, 1..18..11, 2.. 14.. 10; 
4..13..9 (see 266). 

246 Drew an order in favor John A. Hamilton for £27.. 10 
(sec 252). 

247 Agreed with the following Persons to Wit, Lavaller 
Barry, John Brown, Philip Yeiser, John Thompson, John 
Miller, James Edwards, and Robinson Jones, to Build a 
Bridge over Jones' Falls, where Griffiths Bridge form- 
erly Stood, of the following dimensions Viz. — from But- 
ment to butment. Eighty four feet more or less. Eigh- 
teen feet wide, to be compleated in a workmanlike manner, 
engaging the Same to Stand for the term of Seven Years, 
after being compleated, for which they are to receive the 
Sum of Two Hundred and Twenty Pounds — said Bridge 
to be Compleated in three Months from this date (see 249). 

248 Charles Bruisbanks Presented an Account for 98 Locust 
Posts, @ 2/, £9..16..0; two orders drawn for this Account, 

Adjourned 'till Tomorrow the 30th. Instant. 

October 30th, 1787. 
At a Special meeting of the Commissioners were Present: 

Robert Walsh. 

MiCII'l DiFFENDAFfER. 

Leonard Harbaugh. 
David Stodder. 
George Franciscus. 
Joshua Barnev. 

249 Drew the following orders in favor the following Persons 
Viz. : Philip Sindale for 200-0-0 ; James Edwards 20-0-0. 

Adjourned 'till Monday the Monday the 5th November. 



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Baltimore, November 5th, 1787. 
At a meeting of the Commissioners were present: 

MiCh'l DiFFENDAFl'ER. 

Robert Walsh. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
John Hammond. 
David StoddEr. 
Joshua Barney. 

250 Resolved that Michael Shepherd be and is hereby Ap- 
pointed Overseer of the Carts & Labourers working on the 
Streets, &c — John Hammond, Security (see 253). 

251 Drew an order in favor John Omensetter, Overseer, for 
£28..15..0. 

252 Drew an order in favor John A. Hamilton for £11..5..0 

(sec 267). 

253 Drew an order in favor Michl. Shepherd for £7..10..0 
(sec 264). 

254 A Number of the Inhabitants on the East Side of Jones 
Falls in Baltimore Town, having requested this board to 
view and regulate Sundry Streets and Water Courses in that 
part of said Town, — therefore. 

Resolved, that a Canal be cut immediately, from the 
North East Corner of Peter Shepherds Land, where a Canal 
was begun by the former Board of Commissioners for the 
purpose of Preventing the water from runing into Town 
from the Precincts, and that this said Canal be continued 
along the Old Post Road, South West ward until it comes 
to an old Framed building Opposite to Delcher's, the Stock- 
ing Weaver's House ; said Canal is intended to Convey the 
waters which at present comes down the back of Haywards 
Tan Yard, and that which comes down along the York Road, 
into the Falls — Mr. Francis Davis, Doctor Darling, George 
Matthews, Capt. Joshua Barney & John Brown, is Ap- 
pointed and directed by this board to Superintend the dig- 
ging and opening said Canal — agreeable to the above re- 
solve, and that this Board pay the Expense thereof out of 
the Public Fund (see 671). 



50 RECORDS OF 

Resolved that Francis Davis be Appointed to fill up a 
hole in the Street Opposite his House, and to make the 
same Passable for Waggons &c — this Board to pay the 
expense thereof. 

255 Resolved that Bridge Street, from the begining thereof 
to the Corner of Francis Do\yers Tan Yard be regulated 
and Paved immediately after those Streets, already ad- 
vertised to be Paved are done, that is to say, Light Street, 
and the Markett Space (see 452). 

Baltimore. November 13th. 1787. 
At a meeting of the Commissioners were Present : 

Robert Walsh. 
David Stodder. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
Mich'l Diffexdaffer. 

256 Mr. Robert Walsh Presented an Acct. for Labourers 
Wages, Cart Hire &c &c — done on the Streets at the Point, 
5..0.'.0, 5..0..0, 3..17..6; total, £13..17..6* (see 268). 

257 Mr. Peter Weary Presented an Acct. for Cart Hire, 
6..5..0, 1..7..6; total. 7..12..6 (sec 634). 

Adjourned "till Monday the 19th Inst. 

November 19th. 1787. 
At a meeting of the Commissioners were present : 

Robert Walsh. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
Dan'td Stodder. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
George Franciscus. 

258 Mrs. Agnes Thompson Presented an Acct. for two 
Months Scow Hire, 35/. £3..10..0 (see 302). 

The following Persons presented the following Accounts, 
Viz.: 

259 Isaac Duowatsonf. for 19 Locust Posts, 2/. 1..18..0 (see 
270). 



*3 orders. tSee foot note in index. 



Baltimore; city 51 

260 Francis Bruisbanks, for two Tons Paving Stone, 3/9, 
0..7..6 (sec 503). 

261 Robert Harwood, for Twenty Tons Paving Stone, 3/9; 
and 4 Locnst Posts. 2/, 4..3..0 (see 409). 

262 Executors of Peter Shepherd, for Leveling &c, 11. .2.. 6. 

263 Hez. Waters, his Acct. for Services as Clerk, 35. .0..0 
(see 319). 

264 Michl. Shepherd, Overseer. 5..0..0 (see 274). 

265 Resolved that Second Street be pitched as follows, Viz. : 
The extreme height to be at Tripeletts Alley, and from 

the West Side of said Alley to South Street, to have regular 
descent, and from the East Side of said Alley to Gay to 
have a regular descent also. 

266 Drew an order on Treasurer in favor George Lightner, 
for the Purpose of Purchasing Scantling for Temporary 
Bridges, £3..0..0 (see 307). 

267 Drew an order in favor Capt. Hamilton for £4..10..0 (see 
269). 

Adjourned 'till Monday the 26th, 1787. 

November 27th, 1787. 
At a meeting of the Commissioners were Present: 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
Mich'e Diffendaffer. 

268 Mr. Robert Walsh Presented an Acct. for a Blank Book, 
£1..5..0 (see 352). 

269 Mr. John A. Hamilton, 17 Tons Stone, 3/9, £3. .3. .9 (see 
272). 

270 Mr. Isaac DuowatsonJ, 10 Locust Posts, 2/, £1..0..0 (see 
436). 

271 Mr. Adam Furney, 19>4 Ton Stone, 3/9, £.3..13..1 (see 
325). 

272 Mr. John A. Hamilton, £15..12..8 (see 299). 

273 Mr. James Carey, 19 Tons Stone, 3/9, £3.. 11. .3. 



52 RECORDS OP 

274 Mr. Michl. Shepherd, £4..10..0 (see 295). 

275 Charles Dial, for work done in Hanover Street. Amt., 
£2..15..0 (^^^677). 

276 ]Mr. John Read, for 3 days work at Bank, £0..12..0. 

277 Mr. John Kipp, Carter, for Pt. of his Acct. for work done 
in Light Street &c, £7..10..0 (see 292). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 1st December. 

Baltimore, December 1st, 1787. 
At a meeting of the Commissioners Present: 

John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 
Robert Waesh. 

27g George Lindenberger, Smith & Co. Presented an Acct. for 
107 Cedar Posts, 2/6, £13..7..6. 

279 Edmund Hogan Presented an Acct. for 9 days Cartage 
done in Streets, 10/, £4..10..0; Ditto, 10^ days, 10/, £5..7..6 
(see 303). 

280 Neal Keating Presented a Certificate, by John Omen- 
setter, Certifying that there is a Balance due him for work 
done in East Street, £4..14..6. 

281 Richard Berry Presented a Certificate, Certified as above, 
that there is a Balance due him for work done in Public 
Streets, £7..11..6. 

282 Jeremiah Enny, Same, £3. .12.. 10 (see 78). 

283 David James, Same, £5..3..0. 

284 Robert Thompson, Same, £6..3..0. 

285 John Shaw, Same, £1..4..3. 

286 John Nipert, Same, £6..10..1 (see 311). 

287 James Mitchell, Same, 15..0..0, 4..16..3; total, £19..16..3 
(see 498). 

288 Robert Marr, Same, £5. .6.. 6 (see 580). 

289 Matthias Sunday, Same, £3..8..1 (see 1009). 

290 Walter Burke, Same, £2. .7.. 7. 

291 Patrick Mullen, Same, £4.. 2.. 3. 

292 John Kipp, Same, £31..17..6 (see 315). 

293 John Hammond Presented x\ccts. for 73 days work of his 
Cart & Horses, £41..15..0 (see 327). 



BAIvTiMORE CITY 53 

294 John Compario Presented an Acct. for 4 Months & 10 
days Scow Hire, £7.. 11. .8. 

295 Michl. Shepherd, £7..10..0 (see 305). 

296 Mr. David Stodder, Presented an Acct. for Scow Hire &c, 
£212..3..4 (see 352). 

Adjourned till Saturday the 8th. Inst. 

297 Charge Wm. Jefiferis for so much reed, for License from 
a man Showing a Camel, £3..0..0 (see 330). 

December 8th, 1787. 
At a meeting of the Commissioners were present : 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
David Stodder. 

298 Jacob Kjimmerley presented a Certificate, from under the 
hand of John Omensetter that there is a balance due him 
for work done in public Streets £6..6..1 (see 310). 

299 Gave John A. Hamilton an order for 11..5..0 (see 322). 

300 Mr. Leonard Harbaugh presented Sundry Accts. in the 
names of the following persons — Viz. : John Linegar, Nathl. 
Thompson, Peter Hart, Wm. Hainey, 11..1..3 (see 352). 

301 Mr. Thomas Constable presented an Acct. for work at 
one of the Temporary Bridges, 2..0..0. 

302 Mrs. Agnes Thompson Presented an Acct. for 1 months 
Scow hire, 1..15..0. 

303 Mr. Edmund Hogan Presented an Acct. for 1^ days' 
work of his Cart, 0..17..6. 

•^04 Mr. Valentine Nelson Presented an Acct. for 6 days work 
of his Cart, @ 10/, 3..0..0 (see 364). 

305 Gave Mr. Michael Shepherd an order for 7..10..0 (see 317). 

306 Mr. John Jones Presented an Acct. for Hauling Scant- 
ling &c., 1..7."0. 

307 Mr. George Lightner Presented an Acct. for Keeping the 
Temporary Bridges in order, 6..1..7 (see 323). 

308 Colo. Frederick Decker, and Henry Stover, is permitted 
to repair a place in Ploward Street, and not to expend more 
than Eight Dollars upon the same (see 682). 

Adjourned till Saturday the 15th. Inst. 



54 RECORDS OF 

Baltimore, December 15th, 178/. 
At a meeting of the Commissioners were Present: 

Joshua Barney. 
Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Difeendaffer. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
David Stodder. 

309 Mr. John ElHcott Presented an Acct. for Brick furnished 
by him, 18..15..0. 

310 Jacob Kimmerly Presented an Acct. for Balance due him 
Certified by Alichl. Shepherd, it being for Work done in 
Public Streets, 1..5..5 (sec 379). 

311 John Kneebert, Same, 1..12..11. 

312 David McCausland, ditto, for Bricks, 2 orders, 25/ & 
20/; total, 2..5..0 {see 440). 

313 Thomas Watson, ditto. Work done in Public Streets, 
10..8..11. 

314 James McGaw Presented an Acct. for 84 days work done 
in Public Streets, for which there remains a Balance due 
him. 11..5..0. 

315 John Kipps, Presented an Acct. for a Balance due him per 
Certificate by John Omensetter, Overseer, 6..6..3, 6..6..3 ; 
total, 12..12..6 (see 365). 

316 Daniel Eddy presented an Acct. for five & >4 days work 
done in Streets, a Balance of which is due him, 0..9..4 (see 
428). 

317 Gave Michael Shepherd an order for 5..0..0 (see 329). 
Adjourned 'till Monday the 17th. Inst, to meet at Mr. 

Barry's Tavern. 

December 22nd, 1787. 
At a meeting of the Commissioners were Present: 

John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 
David Stodder. 

John Thompson presented an .Account for 3 days Labour 
^^^on Public Streets, 3/9, £0..11..3 {see 688). 



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319 Hezekiah Waters. Presented an Acct. for making a re- 
turn to Horses, Carriages &c., 13..0..0 {see 345). 

Adjourned 'till Alonday 24th. Inst. To meet at John 
Thompson's. 

December 29th, 1787. 
At a meeting of the Commissioners were Present : 

David Stodder. 
Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 
Mich'e Diffendaffer. 
Leonard Harbaugii. 

320 Edward x\gnew Presented an Acct. Certified by Michl. 
Shepherd, overseer, for 5 days work of his Cart on the public 
Streets, 10/. 2..10..0. 

321 James Dixon and Others presented an Acct. for Ij/ days 
work of 4 hands done in Pratt Street. 2..11..10 (see 908). 

322 John A. Plamilton, presented an Act. for 25 Ton Paving; 
Stone. 3/9, 4..13..9 (sec 336). 

323 George Lightner, Presented an Acct. for bringing him a 
Scow that was lost from the Temporary Bridges, and for 
cleaning the Scows at the Tempy.* Bridges. 3..11..8. 

324 Mr. Michael DiffendaiTer is Appointed to Keep the Tem^- 
porary Bridge in order over the Falls in Markett Street, for 
which he is to receive Twenty Shillings per Month (see 352). 

Adjourned till Saturday Evening the 5th. January, 1788. 



January 5th, 1788. 
At a meeting of the Commissioners were Present: 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammo.\-;j. 
George Franciscus. 
Mich'l- Diffendaffer. 
David Stodder. 
Leonard Harbaugii. 

*Temporary. 



56 RECORDS OF 

325 Adam Furney, Presented an Acct. Certified by Michl. 
Shepherd for Thirty Seven Tons Stone, 5/, £9..5..0 {see 
451). 

326 Joseph Barker Presented an Acct. Certified as above, for 
5^4 days Cartage in PubHc Streets, 10/, £2..12..6 {see 467). 

327 John Hammond, Presented an Acct. 7y^ days Cartage, 
10/, £3..15..0 {see 339). 

328 Benjamin Wells, Presented an Acct. 1 days work his 
Cart, 0..10..0 {see 362). 

329 Michael Shepherd, for his Services 30 days as overseer of 
the Carts &c in full, 7..2..3 {see 405). 

330 William Jefiferis Dr. To the Estate of Jonathan Hudson 
For so much, a Balance due Balto. Town, 4..0..4 {see 333). 

331 ]\Ir. Benjamin Lamming, Presented an Acct. for 45 Tons 
Paving Stone, 3/9, £8..8..9 {see 585). 

332 Mr. Harman Stidger, Presented an Acct. for 10 days Cart- 
age done in September last, 10/, £5..0..0. 

333 William Jefferis, Dr. To Streets, for so much money Reed, 
of Saml. Swan, for Hogs taken in the Streets, and Sold by 
him, £4..15..0 {see 342). 

334 Nero Graves Presented an Acct. for 2^^ days work done 
by his Cart, at 10/ per day, £1..5..0. 

335 John Steel Presented an Acct, for 14 Tons Paving Stone, 
4/6, £3..3..0, £2..3..0 & 20/. 

336 John A. Hamilton Presented an Acct. for Paving done in 
Light Street, and a Bala, thereon due him, £20 & £10.. 15. .4, 
total, 30..15..4. 

337 Alessrs. Bankson & Lawson, presented an Acct. for dress- 
ing Posts, £3..3..0. 

33g Mr. David Jones Presented an Acct. for 3^ days Labour 

in Public Streets, Bala., 0..9..3. 
339 Mr. John Hammond Presented an Acct. for Cash, paid 

Wm. Spear, 9j4 Tons Paving Stone, 2..6..3 {see 352). 
S40 Mr. Danl. Grant Presented an Acct. 10>< days Cartage 

Srr.. in light Street, £6.. 11. .3 {see 344). 
Adjourned till Monday the 7th, 1788. 



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Baltimore, January 7th, 1788. 
At a meeting- of the Commissioners agreeable to adjourn- 
ment were Present: 

Leonard Harbaugh. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
Ge;orge; Franciscus. 
Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 

341 Messrs. Saml. & Robert Purviance Presented Accts. for 
from which deduct an Acct. drawn by the former Com- 
missioners dated 30th. Sept., 1786, for 18..0..0. 

This day drawn an order in their favor for £60.. 2.. 6; also 
an order for 2..1..3; total, 80..3..9. 

342 This day Credited George Walsh, former Collector, the 
Sum of £1192.. 13. .9 — being the Amount of the list put into 
the hands of William Jefferis, and taken from Welsh (see 
343). 

Error — George Walsh, Dr., To Baltimore Town, for so 
much paid him by George Louderman & Joseph Jackson 
which he made no return of, £3..15..0. 

343 This day the Commrs. Examined the list returned by 
Wm. Jefferis as Insolvencies, being included in the list 
taken from Geo. Welsh, and find that he is to be Credited 
on Acct. of such Insolvs., £257.. 15. .7^ (see 349). 

Adjourned 'till Tomorrow 2 o'Clock the 8th. 

January 8th, 1788. 
At a meeting of the Commissioners were Present : 

Robert Walsh. 
Mich'Iv Diffendaffer. 
John Hammond. 
David Stodder. 



344 



Daniel Grant Presented an Acct. for 2 Tons Paving Stone, 
&c., £0..13..9.* 



*The other records of this meeting lost. 



58 RECORDS OF 

Baltimore, January 26th, 1788. 
At a meeting of the Commissioners were Present: 

John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 
David Stodder. 

345 Resolved that Hez. Waters be and is hereby Appointed 
Clerk and Assessor for this Year, and it is ordered that he 
make a return of the Billiard Tables in Baltimore Town 
immediately (sec 380). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 2nd. Feby.. 1788. 

Baltimore, Feby. 2nd, 1788. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Comrs. met. Present: 

John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
David Stodder. 

346 Ordered that James Sterett reserve in his hands, being the 
balance of his Commission up to the 14th. Jany. last, £2..0..7 
(693). 

Adjourned till Saturday the 9th. Inst. 

Feby. 23rd, 1788. 
At a meeting of the Commrs. were present : 

Robert Walsh. 
David Stodder. 
George Franciscus. 
IMich'l Diffendaffer. 

Adjourned till Saturday the 1st day of March. 

March 1st, 1788. 
At a meeting of the Commrs. agreeable to adjournment 
were Present : 

Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 
John Hammond. 
D.wiD Stodder. 



BALTIMORE CITY 59 

347 Gave James IMooney an order on Treasurer, for a balance 
due him for work done under John Omensetter last Sum- 
mer, £0..8..8. 

348 Ordered that Calvert Street, from Alarkett Street to the 
Court House Square be paved the ensuing spring, and that 
Notice thereof be given in the Maryland Journal (see 351). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 8th. Inst. 

March 8th, 1788. 
At a meeting of the Commissioners were Present: 

John Hammond. 
George: Franciscus. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
David Stodder. 
349 Resolved that A\'illiam Jefferis be and is hereby appointed 
to Collect all the Taxes due to the Special Commissioners 
for the present year, and that Public Notice thereof be given 
in the Maryland Journal (see 360). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 15th. Inst. 

March 15th. 1788. 
At a meeting of the Commissioners were Present : 

Robert Walsh. 

John Hammond. 

George Franciscus. 

Mich'l Diffendaffer. 

Leonard Harbaugh. 

350 Mr. Cumberland Dugan Presented an Account for l)uil(l- 

ing a Temporary Bridge over Jones's Falls in Alay last, and 

Whereas the expense of said Bridge appears to be Four 

Pounds thirteen Shillings and four Pence half penny more 

than was Resolved to be allowed him for building it, and 

it appearing that said extra expenditure was absolutely 

necessary, therefore have Passed his Account, and gave him 

an order on the Treasurer for the same, payable after all 

the orders drawn bv the Commissioners i)rior to the 30th. 

of April last are paid. £34..13..5>4 (see 355). 

351 Ordered that Mr. John Hammond be and is licrc])\- cn- 

powered and directed to Superintend the Paving of Calvert 

Street, from Markett Street to the Court House S(iuare, and 



60 RECORDS or 

that Public Notice of said Paving be immediately given — in 
the Maryland Journal. 

352 Gave the following orders on the Treasurer, Viz. : 

One in favor Joshua Barney (sec 801) 6.. 6..4^ 

David Stodder (see 356) 11.. I..234 

Michl. Diffendaffer (see 357) 17..19..5i^ 

Robt. Walsh (see 722) 13..16..6 

John Hammond (see 373) 17.. 15. .6 

George Franciscus (see 1062) 17.. 3../}^ 

Leonard Harbaugh (see 686) 10.. 17.. 3 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 22nd. Inst. 

March 22nd. 1788. 
At a meeting of the Commissioners were Present : 

RoBKRT Walsh. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 
Joshua Barney. 
David Stodder. 
John Hammond. 

353 Resolved that the sum of Five Pounds be allowed Thomas 
Dewitt, for the use of his House, Candles, Firing, &c., for 
one year ending the first October last, £5..0..0 (see 699). 

354 Adam Fenerdon presented an Acct. for mending Labour- 
ers Tools, £1..10..6. 

355 Whereas the Worshii)fu]l the Levy Court for Baltimore 
County, taking into Consideration the Great necessity for 
having a new Bridge erected at the lower end of Jones's 
Falls in this Town at Water Street, and considering that 
this board, in consequence of the great difficulty of collect- 
ing the Taxes and the great expenses to be paid for erecting 
other Bridges, did on the 21st. of September last. Grant the 
Sum of Two hundred Pounds, to be paid into the hands of 
Messrs. William Spear and Cumberland Dugan, to be ap- 
propriated for the building a Bridge at that place. And 
whereas it appears to this board by an estimate presented 
by the said Messrs. Spear & Dugan, that a further Sum of 
One hundred and Seventy five Pounds will be necessary 
for the compleating the said bridge agreeable to the plan, 



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and as Messrs. Spear & Dugan propose advancing the said 
Sum of One hundred and Seventy five Pounds in order that 
the said Bridge should be finished and compleated without 
delay, provided this board will engage that they shall be 
repaid. Resolved therefore, 

That should the Bridge to be built under the direction 
of Messrs. William Spear and Cvmiberland Dugan, over the 
Falls at Water Street, cost One hundred and Seventy five 
Pounds more than the said Two hundred Pounds — granted 
by the Levy Court, this board will pay the same, or such 
less Sum, if the expense should be less, when the debts 
already contracted are paid (see 672). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 29th. Inst. 

March 29th, 1788. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. Pres- 
ent: 

Joshua Barney. 
Mich'l DiffendaffeIr. 
George Franciscus. 
David Stodder. 
John Hammond. 

356 Mr. David Stodder presented an Account for the Hire 
of 5 Scows from the 1st. Dec, 1787, to the 15th. Jany., 1788, 
@ 35/ per month, 13..2..6 ; for the Hire of 3 Scows from the 
15th. Jany. to the 31st. March, 1788, 35/, 13..2..6; total, 
26.. 5. .0 (see 493). 5 orders given for this Acct. 

357 Mr. Michl. Diffendafifer Presented an Acct. for repairing 
the Temporary Bridge, 7..4..7 (see 375). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 5th April. 

April 5th, 1788. 
At a meeting of the Commissrs. were present : 

Robert Waesh. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
Mich'l Diffendaefer. 
John Hammond 
George Franciscus. 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 19th. Instant. 



02 RECORI.S OF 

April 19th, 1788. 
At a meeting" of the Commissioners were Present: 

John Hammond. 
Robert Walsh. 
George Franciscus. 
Mich'e Dieeendaffer. 

358 Mr. Marcus AlcCausland Presented an Acct. in behalf of 
Philip Ling-, for 4500 Paving Bricks, ZS/. £7..17..6; 2 orders, 
2..10..0, 5..7..6 (see 702). 

859 Resolved that the Foot Pavement in East Street, from 
North Lane to Calvert Street, be Eight feet A\^ide clear of 
the Posts. 

Adjourned 'till Monday the 21st. Inst. 

Monday, 21st April, 1788. 
At a Special meeting of the Commissioners were Present : 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 

359 Resolved that the level of Public Alley from Bank Street 
to the Dock, be Eighteen Inches higher than at Bank Street 
{see 528). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 3rd. May, 1788. 

May 3rd, 1788. 
At a meeting of the Commissioners were Present: 

Robert Walsh. 

Mich'l Diffendaffer. 

George Franciscus 

Leonard Harbaugh. 
Adjourned 'till Saturday the 10th. Inst. 

May 10th. 1788. 
At a meeting of the Commissioners were Present: 

Roi;ert Walsh. 

George Franciscus. 

Mich'l Diffendaffer.' 

John Hammond. 
Adjourned 'till Saturday the 17th. 



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May 17th, 1788. 
At a meeting of the Commissioners were Present : 

Robert Wai^sh. 
John Hammond. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
Mich'e Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 

360 Charge WilHam Jefferis, Collector, with the License 
money received of Israel Rice for Permission to Exhibit to 
Public view a Moose due £1..15..0 (see 402). 

361 Mrs. Catharine Levely Exix. Wm. Levely Presented an 
Acct. for Syi days work done by her Cart and Horse, 10/, 
£4..2..6 (see 447). 

362 Mr. Benjamin Wells presented an Account for 8^ days 
work of his Cart, @ 10/, £4..2..6 (see 680). 

363 Mr. George Reineker Presented an Account for Services, 
done bv him per Account, 8.. 13.. & 4.. 5. .8; total, 12..18..8 (see 
691). 

364 Gave Filty* Nelson an order for a Balance due him for 
work done in Calvert Street, 3..2..6 (see 443). 

365 John Kipp, the same, 3. .2. .6 (see 445). 

366 Godfrey Newby, Same, 2.. 12. .6. 

367 James Simmons. Same, 1..7..3 (see 501). 

368 John Gutro, Same, 1..9..3 (see 925). 

369 James Galbraith, Same, 0..3..10. 

370 Hugh Neill, Same, 1..7..3. 

371 Henry Nash, Same, 1..15..5. 

372 Jacob Small, on Acct., 40..0..0 (see 433). 
Adjourned 'till Saturday the 24th. 

May 24th, 1788. 
Agreeable to adjournment of the 17th. Inst, the Com- 
missioners met. Present : 

Leonard Harbaugh. 
RoiiERT Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 



*Or Valentine. 



6i RUCORDS OP 

^''^ Gave Mr. John Hammond an order for work done by his 
Cart and a Labourer in Calvert Street, Amtg. to 5..9..4^ 
(see 376). 

^'^* Gave John A. Hamilton an order for the Amt. his Acct. 
for work done in Calvert Street, 6.. 3. .6 (see 382). 
Adjourned 'till Saturday the 31st. Inst. 

May 31st, 1788. 
Agreeable to adjournment of the 24th. Inst, the Com- 
missioners met. Present: 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 
Mich'l Diefendaffer. 

375 Michael Diffendaffer presented an Account for repairing 
the Tempy.fBridges, Scantling, drayage, &c., £2..14..0 (see 
504). 

376 John Hammond presented an Account for 8 Tons paving 
Stones, for which he paid the Cash £1..10..0 (see 386). 

377 Erasmus Uhler presented an Account for repairs done by 
him in Hanover Street, per account, 2 orders, £1..18..9, 
1..5..0 (see 1042). 

378 Jeremiah Eany§, gave him an order for the Balance of 
his Account, £1..2..6. 

379 Jacob Kimmerly, ditto, do., £0..18..9. 

380 Gave Hezekiah Waters an order on Account his wages 
for the present year, 7..10..0 (see 450). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 7th. Inst. 

Baltimore, June 7th, 1788. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. Pres- 
ent: 

Robert Walsh. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
Leonard Harbaugh, 
John Hammond. 



tTemporary. 

tAlso spelled Enny. 



Baltimore; city 65 

381 John Pullen presented an Acct. for 18 Tons Stone, @ 3/9, 
£3..7..6 (sec 420). 

382 Jolin A. Hamilton presented an Acct. for 10 days Wages 
as Overseer of Carts, &c., 6/, 3..0..0 (see 389). 

383 John Hoss Presented an Account for Work done on 
Howard Street, Amounting to £11. .15. .10. 

384 Francis Dawes presented an Acct. for Work done on 
Bridge Street, £11..14..8 (see 994). 

38-, Valentine Snyder, presented an Account for Cartage, &c., 
done in the Streets, 2. .7. .6. 

386 Gave John Hammond an order for work done by his 
Cart and Man on the Streets per Acct., £6. .7. .2 (see 400). 

337 Gave Philip Emmy an order for Cartage done on Streets, 
£4..7..6 (see 439). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 21st. Instant. 



June 21st, 1788. 
Agreeable to Adjournment the Commissioners met. Pres- 
ent : 

Le;onard Harbaugh 
Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
AIich'l Diffendaffkr. 

388 John Vittle Presented an Account for nine Tons Paving 
Stone, 3/9, £1..13.'.9 (see 395). 

389 John A. Hamilton Presented an Account, for the Balance 
of Paving done in light Street, per Acct., 1..17..6, 10.. 8.. 6; 
total, 12..6..0 (see 399)^. 

390 Thomas Coale Presented an Acct. for 4 days work, 0..15..0 
(see 405). 

391 William Wyley Presented an Acct. for 15 Tons Paving 
Stone, @ 3/9,'2..15..3 (.y^^476). 

392 Mr. Benjamin Beattle presented an Account for five Tons 
paving Stone. 3/9, 0..18..9. 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 28th. Instant. 



66 RECORDS 01? 

June 28th, 1788. 
The Commissioners met agreeable to adjournment were 
Present : 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'Iv Diffendaffer. 
Leonard Harbaugii. 

393 George Forrester Presented an Acct. for ten Tons Paving 
Stone. 3/9, £1..17..6. 

394 Joseph Gutro, Presented an Acct. for 24 Tons paving 
Stone, 3/9. £4..10..0 (see 410). 

S95 John Vittle, Presented an Acct. for 18 Tons do., 3/9, 
£3..7..6 (^^^411). 

396 James Allen, do. 3 Tons, 3/9, 0..11..3 (see 408). 

397 William Lynch, do. 4 do., 3/9, 0..15..0. 

398 James Lynch, do. 12 do., 3/9, 2..5..0. 

399 Gave John A. Hamilton an order on Acct. Calvert Street, 
4..3..0 (sec 427). 

400 John Hammond Presented an Acct. for Work done in 
Hanover Street, 31..10..0 (see 417). 

401 Charge Thomas Yates with so much arising on his 
Vendue Sales from 20th. Jany., 1786, to the 20th. Jany, 1787. 
at 2y2 per ct., 299..13..1 ; Do. Arising on Vessels for the 
year 1785, 2..14..6; total, £302..7..7 (692). 

402 Charge William Jefferis for so much reed, for Hogs Sold, 
£2..4..6 (see 489). 

403 Saml. Spuir, presented an Acct. for taking up Hogs, 
£1..17..6. 

404 Mr. Joseph Jines Presented an Acct. for 16 Tons Paving 
Stone, 3/9, £3..0..0 (see 423). 

405 Mr. Michael Shepherd is hereby Appointed Overseer of 
the Carts & Labourers for this Season — Captain Hamilton. 
Suy* (see 419). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 5th. day July next. 

*Surety. 



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July 5th, 1788. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met, Pres- 
ent: 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Georgk Franciscus. 

MiCH'l DiFFENDAFFER. 

406 Mr. Thomas Coale Presented an Acct. for 9j^ days work 
done in the Streets, 3/9, 1..15..7. 

407 John Harrigan, do., for 6 days work, 3/9, 1..2..6 (see 418). 

408 James Allen, do., for 7 Tons Stone, 3/9, 1..6..3 (see 683). 

409 Robert Harrowood,-|- do., for 8 do. do. 3/9, 1..10..0 (see 
422). 

410 Joseph Gutro, do., for 16 do. do., 3/9, 3..0..0 (see 431). 
4U John Vittle, do., for 10 do. do., 3/9, 1..17..6 (see 430). 

412 James Gale, do., for 44 do. do., 3/9, 8..5..0 (see 434). 

413 Gustavus Hanson, do., for 20 do. do., 3/9, 3..15..0. 

414 George Franciscus Presented an order from John Omen- 
setter for a Balance due him, 12.. 1.. 2 (see 1339). 

416 Philip Amy, for work done in Calvert Street, 8..5..0 (see 
426). 

417 John Hammond, for work done in Calvert Street, 16.. 3. .1 
(.y^^487). 

418 John Harrigan presented an Acct. for work done in Cal- 
vert Street, 1..5..3 (see 581). 

419 Gave Wm. Michael Shepherd an order for pt. his wages, 
3..0..0 (see 444). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 12th, Inst. 

July 19th, 1788. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. Pres- 
ent: 

John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer 
George Franciscus. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 

420 John Pullen Presented an Acct. for 22 Tons Paving Stone, 
@3/9, 4..2..6 (.9^^600). 



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68 RECORDS OF 

421 Capt. Mortimore Presented an Acct. for 8 Tons do, 3/9, 
1..10..0. 

422 Robert Harrowood-j- Presented an Acct. for 24 Tons do., 
3/9, 4..10..0 {see 477). 

423 Joseph Joines Presented an Acct. for 14 do., 3/9, 2.. 12. .6 
(see 464). 

424 William Nicholas Presented an Acct. for 10 do, 3/9, 1..7..6. 

425 Lemuel Bacon Presented an Acct. for 12 do. 3/9, 2..5..0. 

426 Philip Amy Presented an Acct. for 6}i days Cartage, 10/, 
3..2..6. 

427 Gave Capt. Hamilton 2 orders, in full of all work done by 
him 'till the begining the Markett Space Pavement, 33..9..4, 
17..14..9 (see 449). 

428 Danl. Eddy Presented an Acct. for 6-)4 days work done 
in Streets, 3/9, £1..5..3 (610). 

429 John Stoneback presented an Acct. for 16 days Labour, 
3/9, 3..0..0 (465). 

Adjourned 'till Monday 21st. Inst. 

July 21st, 1788. 
Agreeable to adjournment of Saturday the Commission- 
ers met. Present : 

John Hammond. 
Mich'Iv Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 
Robert Walsh. 

430 John Vittle Presented an Account for 10 Tons Paving 
Stone, 3/9, 1..17..6 (511). 

431 Joseph Gutro Presented an Acct. for 16 Tons do., 3/9, 
3..0..0 (512). 

432 Resolved that New Church Street have an ascent of one 
Inch in every ten feet, from St. Pauls Lane to the middle 
of said Street, being half way between St. Pauls lane & 
Chas. Street, and from thence to Charles Street to be a 
regular descent. 

433 Gave Jacob Small an order on Treasuer for £50..0..0 
(597). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 26th. Instant. 



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BALTIMORE CITY 69 

July 26th, 1788. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met, Pres- 
ent : 

Robert Waesh. 
John Hammond. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
George Franciscus. 
Mich'e Diffendaeeer. 

434 James Gale Presented an Acct. for 63 Tons Paving Stone, 
3/9, £12..18...9. 

435 Thomas Guttra, presented a Certificate, from under the 
hand of Jno. A. Hamilton, for a Balance due him for work 
in Streets, £1..3..4. 

436 Isaac Duowatson, presented an Acct. for 20 Tons paving 
Stone, 3/9, £3..15..0 (513). 

437 William Allen, presented an Acct. for 24 Tons Paving 
Stone, 3/9, £4..10..0. 

438 Thomas Glen presented an Acct. for 6 days Labour on 
Streets, 3/9, 1..2..6. 

439 Philip Emmy, presented an Acct. for 3 days Cartage, 10/, 
£1..10..0 (454). 

440 David McCausland presented an Acct. for work done by 
his Cart, in Calvert Street and the Markett Space, 15..12..6; 
3, orders given for this (453). 

441 George Poe, Presented an Acct. for work done by his 
Cart, 16..7..6; 2 orders given (539). 

442 John Flachan, Presented an Acct. for 3^4 days work, 3/9, 
0..12..^(456). 

443 Valentine Nelson presented an Acct. for 10 days Cartage, 
10/, £5..0..0. 

444 Gave Michl. Shepherd an order on Acct. for £5..0..0 
(488). 

445 John Kipps, Presented an Acct. for 22 days work of his 
Cart, 10/, £11..0..0 (469). 

446 David Moaton presented an Acct. for 16 days work, @ 
3/9, £3.0..0 (572). 

447 Mrs. Catharine Levely presented an Acct. for work done 
in Streets, £12..5..0 (619). 



70 RECORDS Ot' 

448 James Dugan Presented an Acct. for 3^ days Labour, 
3/9, £0..13..1>4 (655). " " ',' _ 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 2nd. Augt. 

August 2nd, 1788. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met, Pres- 
ent : 

David StoddEr. 
Mich'Iv Diffkndaffer. 
Joshua Barnfy. 
John Hammond. 
RoBFRT Walsh. 

449 Gave John A. Hamilton 2 orders on Acct. the pavement 
done in the Markett Space, £5..0..0, 1..10..0; total, 6..10..0 
(458). 

450 Gave Hez. Waters an order on Acct. his wages this year, 
£7..10..0 (676). 

451 Adam Furney Presented a Certificate for 140 Tons paving 
Stone, 5/ per Ton, £35..0..4; 2 orders given for this sum, 
£33 & £2; 35..0..0. 

452 Resolved that Mr. Michael Shepherd, overseer of the 
Carts and Labourers enter upon Bridge Street on ^Monday 
Morning next and that he dig down and prepare the same 
for paving immediately, agreeable to a resolve made by the 
former board of Commissioners, on the 8th. day of April, 
1786 — to wit.: 

That Bridge Street have an even regular descent from 
where it intersects high Street to Griffith's Bridge (473). 

453 David McCausland presented an Acct. for 6 days work 
done in Streets, 2..16..3 (463). 

454 Philip Emmy Presented an Acct. for 3 days work of his 
Cart and Plorses, £1..10..0. 

455 Timothy Sullivan Presented an Acct. for 11 days Labour 
in Streets, £2..1..3 (471). 

466 John Flachan Presented an Acct. for 13>4 days work done 
in Streets, £2..10..7 (484). 

467 The Bridges heretofore built of wood at the Causeway 
leading to Fells Point being frequently carried away by the 
Freshets occasioned by heavv rains, and there being at 



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present no Bridge at that place, which is a great inconveni- 
ence to the pubHc, Resolved, therefore, that it is the Opinion 
of this Board that having a stone Bridge built at the Cause- 
way in the Centre of Harford Street where it crosses VVilks 
Street will be usefull and finally will be cheaper than the 
Continuance of Wooden Bridges, and that Robert Walsh 
and David Stodder, be appointed a Committee immediately 
to Contract for and Superintend the building and compleat- 
ing a Stone Bridge at the said place, of the following dimen- 
sions, Viz. : twenty five feet long, running North and South, 
and twelve across East and West, and that a part of the 
money arising from the \"endue Office and now due be 
applied for that purpose. 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 9th. Inst. 

August 9th, 1788. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commrs. met. Present : 

David Stodder. 
Joshua Barney. 
George Franciscus. 
Mich'e Diffendaffer. 

458 Gave Capt. Hamilton 2 orders on the Treasurer for the 
Balance due him for paving the West Side of Markett 
Space, 24..0..0, 24..19..4; total, £48..19..4 (505). 

459 Mr. John McDonough presented an Acct. for 9000 Bricks, 
14.. 1.. 3 (629). 

460 Mr. James Xewell, do. for 24 Tons Paving Stone, 3/9, 
4..10..0. 

461 Mr. John W^right, 4 Tons do.. 3/9, 0..15..0 (479). 

462 Mr. Southerland for 6 days and ^ work, 3/9, 1..5..3 (670). 

463 Mr. David McCausland for 7]/\ days Cartage, 1.6.0*, 
2.6.6.*; total, 3..12..6 (480). 

464 Mr. Joseph Jines, 12 Tons Stone, 2..5..0 (474). 

465 John Stoneback, 10^ days work. 2..0..3 (485). 

466 Morris Wade, 6 days, 1..2..6 (468). 

467 Joseph Barker, 7>4 days Cart, 3..12..6 (481). 

468 Morris Wade, 1..0..7. 

469 Mr. John Kipps, 10^ days, 5..5..0 (482). 

*Two orders. 



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470 Mr. Valentine Nelson, 11 days. 5..10..0 (483). 

471 Mr. Timothy Sullivan. 1..2..6 (486). 

472 Resolved that the Collector be directed not to receive 
any orders Granted by the Special Commissioners, for any 
Taxes he has to collect, unless the said are in the name of 
the person or persons that are to pay said Taxes. 

Adjourned 'till Monday the 11th. Inst. 

August 12th, 1788. 
The Commissioners met, present : 

Joshua Barnuy. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffdndaffer. 
George Franciscus. 
David Stodder. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 

473 Resolved that Bridge Street have a descent of one Inch in 
every ten feet from the Surface of the Street Opposite the 
N. E. Corner of Francis Dawe's Tan yard, till it strikes 
Opposite the Southwest Corner of Mr. Lavallen Barry's 
House, and from thence to the Bridge commonly called 
Griffiths Bridge, to have a regular descent. 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 16th. Instant. 

August 16th. 1788. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met, Pres- 
ent : 

John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 
Robert Walsh. 
David Stodder. 

474 Joseph Joins presented an Acct. for 16 Tons paving Stone, 
@ 3/9, £3..0..0: for 16 do. @ 3/9, 3..0..0; for 16 do. @ 3/9, 
3..0..0 (491). 

475 Solomon Kemmy, 10 Tons, 3/9, 1..17..6 (497). 

476 William Wiley, 26 Tons, 3/9, 4..17..6 ; 21 Tons, 3/9, 3..18..9 
26 Tons, 3/9, 4..17..6. 

477 Robert Harrowood, 12 Tons, 3/9, 2..5..0; 12 do, 3/9, 
2..5..0; 12 do, 3/9, 2..5..0. 



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478 Christian Kuner presented an Acct. for 100 Cedar posts, 
1/6, 7..10..0. 

479 John Wright Presented an Acct. for Twenty five Tons 
paving Stone. 3/9, 4..13..9. 

480 David McCausland, presented an Acct. f<^r 8 days, 10/, 
4..0..0 (496). 

480 Jacob Stedger Presented an Acct. for 7000 Bricks, 
£i0..10..0 (662). 

481 Joseph Barker, for 5 days work. 10/, £2..10..0 (494). 

482 John Kipps. for 6 days. 10/. 3..0..0 (499). 

483 Valentine Nelson, for 4 days. 10/, 2..0..0 (526). 

484 John Flachan. for 12 days Labour, 3/9, 2..5..0 (517). 

485 John Stoneback, 6 days, 3/9, 1..2..6 (519). 

486 Timothy Sullivan, 4^4 days, 3/9, 0..17..9 (495). 

487 Mr. John Hammond 2)2 days his Negro man. 3/9, 6..0..0 
(534). 

488 Gave Mr. Michael Shepherd on Acct. 6..0..0 (562). 
Adjourned 'till Saturday 23rd. Instant. 

August 23rd, 1788. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 

Leonard Harbaugh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
Georgf Franciscus. 
D.wm Stoddfr. 

489 Charge William Jefferis with a List of Taxables put into 
his hands 18th. Inst. £550..5..0 (410). 

490 John Hackett presented an Account for 10 Tons paving 
Stone, 3/9, £1..17..6. 

491 Joseph Joins, for 16 Tons do., 3/9. 3..0..0 (661). 

492 Thomas Davis, for 24 do., 3/9, 4..10..0. 

493 David Stodder, 5 orders, for Scow Hire. &c., &c., per Acct. 
filed. 33.12..6 (1063). 

494 Joseph Barker, for 3^ days Cartage, 1..15..0 (507). 

495 Timothy Sullivan, for 3^ days Labour. 0..14..0 (515). 

496 David McCausland, 3 days Cartage, 1..10..0 (516). 

497 Solomon Kamy, 20 Tons paving Stone, 3/9, 3..15..0. 

498 James Mitchell, 4^ days Cartage, 2..5..0 (508). 

499 John K,ipps, A]^ days do., 2..5..0 (525). 



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500 Reubin Allen, 6 Tons paving Stone, 1..2..6. 

501 James Simmonds, 4^^ days Labour, 0..16..10 (520). 
602 Nichl. Coleman, 22 Loads dirt, 1..2..0. 

602 Mr. William Newton is Appointed to take notice of the 
drays and Carts, which he may find working on the Streets 
in Baltimore Town, and he is directed to Seize all such 
carriages, which have narrow wheels contrary to Law — 
And he is also appointed to sell what Hogs Thomas Brown 
may take up instead of Sam Swan, and he is required to 
make a return of the same to this Board, every two weeks 
(1102) 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 30th. Inst. 

August 30th, 1788. 

Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met, Pres- 
ent : 

Robert Waesh. 
John Hammond. 

MiCH'l DiFFENDAFFER. 

Leonard Harbaugh. 
Joshua Barney. 
David Stodder. 

503 Mr, Francis Bruisbanks presented an Acct. for 14 Tons 
paving Stone, @ 3/9, £2..12..6 (514). 

504 Mr. Michael Dififendaffer presented an Acct. for work, 
and Materials at the Temporary Bridge, per Acct., £3. .7. .2 
(664). 

505 Capt. Hamilton presented an Acct. for 132 Yds. paving 
done in Light Street, &c., per Acct.. £4..19..3 (551). 

506 James Drain, for 22^ days Labour, £4.. 3. .5 (521). 

507 Joseph Barker, for 2>4 days Cartage, 10/. £1..5..0 (577). 
608 James Mitchell, for 6 days do, 10/, £3..0..0 (522). 

509 John AIcFarson, for 9 days, £4..2..6 (527). 
Adjourned 'till Saturday the 6th. day September. 

510 Charge William Jefferis, Collector, with Cash reed, from 
a man Exhibiting a Tiger in Town, £0..15..0 (529). 



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September 6th, 1788. 

Agreeable to Adjournment the Commissioners met, 
Present : 

George Franciscus. 
John Hammond. 
Robert Waesh. 
Joshua Barney. 
Mich'e Difeendaffer. 
David Stodder. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 

511 John Vittle presented an Acct. for 10 Tons paving Stone, 
3/9, £1..17..6. 

512 Joseph Guttro, for 16 Tons do, do.. 3/9. £3..0..0. 

513 Isaac Duowatson, for 34 Locust posts, £2..11..0. 

514 Francis Brusbank, for 7 Tons Stone. 3/9, £1..6..3 (560). 

515 Timothy Sullivan, for 11^ days work, 3/9, £2..4..0 (862). 

516 David McCausland, for 17j4 days Cartage, 10/, £8..12..6 
(558). 

517 John Flachan, for 15>^ days Labour, 3/9, £2..18..1 (530). 

518 John Gelt, for 20 days do, 3/9, £3..15..0 (561). 

519 John Stoneback, for 13^ days do, 3/9, £2..11..6 (563). 

520 James Simmons, for 10 days do., 3/9, £1..17..6 (570). 

521 James Drain, for 5 days do., 3/9, £0..18..9 (538). 

522 James Mitchell, for 6 days Cartage, 10/, £3..0..0 (550). 

523 Richard Bezoa, for 7 days Labour, 3/9, £1..6..3. 

524 Catharine Usher, for 15 days Labour, 3/9, £2..18..1 (681). 

525 John Kipps, for 10 days Cartage, 10/, £5..0..0 (579). 

526 Valentine Nelson, for 10 days do., 10/, £5..0..0 (1035). 

527 John McFaron, for 6 days do., 10/, £3..0..0 (546). 

528 Application being made by Mr. Marcus McCausland, in 
behalf of the persons holding property on public Alley for 
leave to pave said Alley. 

Resolved that they be allowed to enter upon and pave said 
Alley as speedy as possible. 

Adjourn 'till Saturday the 13lh. Inst. 



76 RECORDS OF 

Baltimore, September 20th, 1788. 
The Commissioners met. Present : 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 
David Stodder. 

529 Charj^e William Jefferis, Collector, with Cash, paid him, 
by William Newton for Hogs taken and Sold at Vendue, 
£1..18..10 (540). 

Adjourned 'till Monday next — five o'Clock. 

Baltimore, September 22nd, 1788. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present : 

John Hammond. 

MiCh'l DiFFENDAEFER. 

Robert Walsh. 
David Stodder. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
George Franciscus. 

530 John Flachan presented an Acct. for Labour done in 
Streets, £1..17..6 (547). 

531 James Strong presented an Act. for 35 Tons Stone, 3/9, 
6..11..3. 

532 James Robinett presented an Acct. for 12 Tons do, 3/9, 
2..5..0. 

533 John Crosius presented an Act. for 21 days work, 3/9, 
3..18..9. 

534 John Hammond presented an Acct. for Labour of his 
negro man & Matthew McConneh, 5..18..9 (535). 

635 John Hammond, for Work done by his negro, 3..7..6 
(586). 

536 John Fatton, for 12 Tons paving Stone, 3/9, 2..5..0. 

537 John Farkney. for 12 Tons, do., 3/9, 2..5..0. 

538 James Drain for 9 days Labour, @ 3/9, 1..13..9 (544). 

539 George Poe Presented an Acct. for Hauling and Labour, 
25. .5. .7; 4 orders given for this Acct. (587). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 27th Instant. 



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September 27th, 1788. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present : 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'i, Diffendaffer. 
David Stodder. 

540 Charge William Jefferis with money received of William 
Newton for Hogs Sold, £1..10..1O (565). 

Charge do. with ditto, received from Play Actors some 
time ago, 12..10..0. 

541 James Hollingsworth presented an Acct. for 20 Tons 
paving Stone, @ 3/9, £3..1S..O. 

542 Gave John Brown an order on Acct. for Stone for the 
Sewer, at new Bridge, £3..0..0. 

543 Adam Clackner presented an Acct. for 255 yds of Gutter 
Pavement at the Centre Markett, £8..10..0 (573). 

544 James Drain, 6 days Labour. 3/9, 1..2..6. 

545 Patrick Tool, 9 do. do., 3/9, 1..13..9. 

546 John McFeron, 9 do. Cart, 10/, 4..10..0 (571). 

547 John Flachan, 5>4 days Labour, 3/9, 0..19..8. (589). 
543 William Lewis, 3 days, 3/9, 0..11..3. 

549 Danl. Obrian, 12 days. 3/9, 2..5..0 (578). 

550 James Mitchell, for Cartage & Labour, 8..8..9 (569). 

551 Capt. John A. Hamilton, for Paving done at Hanover and 
Markett Street per Act., 2..15..0 (552). 

552 Capt. John A. Plamilton for Paving the East Side of the 
Centre Markett Space, 49..3..4 (583). 

553 Edw. Lynch, for mending pavement at Markett Space. 
0..3..0 (606). 

554 John Merryman, for Services as Comptroller last year, 

i..b..o. 

555 John McTv'm. for do., 1..0..0. 

556 John Wcatherburne, do., 1..0..0 (8)0). 

557 Ralph Whitaker presented an Act. for Balance due him 
for Cartage, £3..5..0 (575). 

Adjourned 'till Monday the 13th. October. 



78 RECORDS OF 

Baltimore, October 13th, 1788. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present : 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaeeer. 
George Franciscus. 

558 Mr. David McCausland presented an Account for S'jA 
days Cartage, 10/, 60/* & 25/*, £4..5..0 (621). 

559 Arthur Cunningham presented an Account for 13 Tons 
paving Stone, 3/9, £2..8..9. 

560 Francis Brusbank presented an Acct. for 14 Tons paving 
Stone, 3/9, £2..12..6. 

561 John Gelt, presented an Act. for 8^^ days labour done in 
Streets, 3/9, £1.. 11.10. 

562 Mr. Michael Shepherd presented an Account, for a final 
Settlemt. the Balance of which appears to be, £14..2..0 
(596). 

563 John Stoneback presented an Acct. for 6 days work, 3/9, 
£1..2..6. 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 18th. Instant. 

October 18th, 1788. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commrs. met. Present: 

David Stodder. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
Robert Walsh. 
George Franciscus. 
John Hammond. 

564 John Bennett is Permitted to Exhibit on the wire for 
which he is to pay Seventeen Shillings and Six pence. 

565 Charged William Jeffries with the above 17/6 (660). 

566 Mr. John Moore presented an Acct. for 66 Yds. brick 
Pavement done in Markett Street, £2..9..6. 

667 Jonah Thomas Presented an Acct. for Work done at the 
Butmcnt of Philpots Bridge, £0..17..0 (772). 

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baIvTimore; city 79 

568 William Lou presented an Acct. for 11 days work, @ 3/9, 
2..1..3 (612). 

569 James Mitchells presented an Acct. for 17^ days Cartage, 
4..0..0t, 3..17..6t, 1..0..0t ; total, 8..17..6 (584). 

570 James Simmonds presented an Acct. for 14 days work, 
2..i2..6 (628). 

571 John McFaron, for Cartage per Acct., 1..6..0, 3..11..6; 
total, 5..7..6 (603). 

572 David Moaten, for 4 days work, 0..15..0. 

573 Adam Clarkner, for 79 Yds. Brick Gutter, 8d, 2..12..8 
(582). 

574 Thomas Hatton, for 62 Locust Posts, a 1/10. 5.. 13. .8. 

575 Ralph Whitaker, for 16 days Cartage, 6..0..0 (591). 

576 Capt. John Smith, work done in the Streets by his Negro 
men per Accts. 10.. 1.. 6, 22..5..2 (631). 

577 Joseph Barker, for 2^^ days Cartage, 1..5..0. 

578 Daniel Bryan, for 5 days work, 3/9, 0..18..9 (592). 

579 John Kipps. for 5^4 days Cartage, 2..12..6 (605). 

580 Robert Marrs, for Labour done in Streets, 1..0..7 (593). 

581 John Harragan, presented an Acct. for do, 0..13..1 (594). 

582 Xdam Clackner, for 42 Yds. Guttering, 1..8..0 (663). 

583 Jno. A. Hamilton for paving done in Bridge Street, 
24..11..6 (618). 

584 James Mitchell, for 2)^ days Cartage, 10/, 1..5..0 (623). 
Adjourned 'till Saturday the 25th. Inst. 

October 25th, 1788. 
The Commissioners met. Present: 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
David Stoddeir. 
Mich'l Diffendaffdr. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 

585 Mr. Benjamin Lamming Presented an Acct. for 19 Tons 
Paving Stone, 3/9, £3..11..3. 

586 Mr. John Hammond presented an Acct. for 21^ days 
Cartage, 4..1..6 (792). 



tThree orders. 



80 RECORDS OF 

587 Mr. George Poe, for Cartage and Labour per Acct. filed, 
13..17..9 (644). 

688 Mr. Jacob Myers, for 15 Ton paving Stone, 3/9, 2..16..3. 

689 John Flachan, for 17 days Labour, 3. .3. .9 (608). 

690 John Bittall, for 16 Tons Stone, 3/9, 1..2..6. 

691 Ralph Whittaker, for 5 days Cartage, 7/6, 1..17..6 (602). 

692 Danl. Bryan, for 5 days Labour, 3/9, 0..18..9 (611). 

693 Robt. Marr, for 5 days do., 3/9. 0..18..9 (607). 
594 John Harragan, 5 do. do., 3/9, 0..18..9 (615). 

695 Edw. McCane. 4^ do. do., 3/9, 0..17..9 (616). 

696 Michael Shepherd, an order, 3..0..0 (617). 
Adjourned 'till Saturday the 1st. November. 

November 1st. 1788. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present : 

Leonard Harbaugh. 
Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diefendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 
David Stodder. 

597 Gave an order in favor Jacob Small for £87..10..0 (674). 

598 Gave John Bowers an order on Act. for £1..5..1. 

599 Captain Matthew Pawson presented ^r\ Act. for 7 Tons 
Paving Stone, 1..6..3. 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 8th. Inst. 

November 8th. 1788. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present : 

David Stodder. 
Robert Wai.sh. 
John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 
Micii'l Diffendaffer. 

600 John Pullen* Presented an Acct. for 12 Tons Paving 
Stone, 3/9, £2..5..0. 

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Baltimore; city 81 

601 Clarke Hollis, 10 Tons Paving Stone, 3/9, 1..17..6. 

602 Ralph Wittuals, 4^ days Cartage, 1..12..6. 

603 John McFarran, for Cartage per Acct., 5..0..0, 2..2..6 ; total, 
7..2..6 (665). 

604 Thomas Beale, for 26^ days Cartage, 10/, 13..2..6 (717). 

605 John Kips, for Cartage, 5..0..0 (622). 

606 Edward Lynch, for 8}i days Labour, &c., 2.. 11. .6 (651). 

607 Robt. Mans, 6^4 days do., 1..3..5 (650). 

608 John Flackan, 10>^ days do., 1..19..4 (769). 

609 William Handry, 9^4 do. do., 1..14..8 (614). 

610 Danl. Eddy, 5 do. do., 0..18..9 (825). 

611 Danl. Bryan, for labour, 2..0..3 (627). 

612 William Low, for do, 1..0..7. 

613 David Shean, for do.. 1..11..10 (623). 

614 Wm. Henry, for do., 0..15..11. 

615 John Harrigan, for do.. 1..16..6 (653). 

616 Edw. AlcCann, for do., 2..0..3 (626). 

617 Mr. Michael Shepherd presented an Acct. for his Services 
as Overseer of Carts, &c., the Balance due him finally set- 
tled, £1..17..6. 

Adjourned "till Saturday the 24th. Instant. 

November 24th, 1788. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present : 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 

Sundry persons presented Accts. as follows. Viz. : 

618 Gave Capt. Hamilton an order on Acct., 1..13..2 (647). 

619 Mrs. Catharine Levely, for Cartage per Acct. filed, 
20..15..0 (870). 

620 Jesse HolHngsworth, for Iron per Acct., 6..15..0 (738). 

621 David McCausland, for 1 days Cartage, 0..10..0. 

622 John Kipps, for Cartage per Acct, 4..10..0 (633). 

623 James Mitchell, for do., 4..0..0 (630) ; 2 orders 40/ each. 

624 David Schean, for Labour in Streets per Acct., 1..17..6 
(635). 



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625 
626 
627 



Thomas Kean, for do., 1..17..6 (641). 

Edwd. IMcCann and John Harragan, for do., 2..1..3 (637). 

Daniel O'liryan, for do., 1..17..6 (638). 

628 James Simmons, for do., 1..10..0. 

629 John McDonough, for Bricks, 7..1..3 (642). 
Adjourned 'till Saturday the 29th. Instant. 

November 29th, 1788. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commrs. met. Present: 

John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaffkr. 
George Franciscus. 
David Stodder. 

Sundry Persons Presented accounts, Viz. : 

630 James Mitchell, for Cartage in Streets, 9 days, £3-0.0,-|- 
7-iO-Of ; total, £4..10..0 (666). 

631 John Smith, for 28^ days labour his man, 5. .7.. 10 (658). 

632 John McFarlin for 11>^ days Cartage, 40/f, 68/9f ; total, 
5..8..9. 

633 John Kipp, 3 days do., 1..10..0 (1111). 

634 Peter Weary, for Cartage per Acct.. 10.. 5. .0 (1054). 

635 David Shean, 4 days Labour, 3/9, 0..15..0 (643). 

636 John Kean, 4 do., 3/9, 0..15..0. 

637 Edward McKan, 4 do., 3/9, 0..15..0 (640). 

638 Danl. O'Brian, 4>^ do., 3/9, 0..15..11 (645). 
Adjourned 'till Saturday the 6th, Dec. 

December 6th, 1788. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present: 

John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 
Leonard Harbaugii. 
David Stodder. 

Sundry Persons presented Accts., Viz. : 

639 Isaac Baker, for Paving Gutters in the Markett Space, 
£8..6..8 (1045). 

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640 Edward McCane. for 6 days Labour, 1..2..6. 

641 Thomas Cane, for 6 days do., 1..2..6. 

642 John McDonough, for 17 m. Bricks for Sewer, 23..5..0. 

643 David Shean, for 6 days Labour, L.2..6 (648). 

644 George Poe. for Cartage 23>4 days, 1L.15..0 (679). 

645 Danl. O'Brian, 4^^ days work, &c., per Acct., L.2..10 
(649). 

646 Saml. Sadler, 3 days Cartage, L.10..0. 

647 Gave Capt. Hamilton an order on Act., L.0..0 (659). 
Adjourned 'till Saturday the 13th. Instant. 

December 13th, 1788. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present: 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond 
George Franciscus. 
Mich'l Diefendaffer. 
David Stodder. 

Sundry Persons presented Accts., viz. : 

648 David Shean, for 5 days work in Streets, 3/9, £0..18..9 
(657). 

649 Daniel O'Brian, for 5 days work in Streets, 3/9, £0..18..9 
(652). 

650 Robert Mars, for 3>^ days Paving, &c., £1..0..3 (654). 

651 Edward Lynch, for 3^ days paving, &c., 3/9, £1..0..3 
(656). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 20th. Inst. 

December 20th, 1788. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present : 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 

Sundry Persons presented an Accts., Viz. : 

652 Danl. O'Brian, for 2 days labour, 0..7..6 (730). 

653 John Harragan, 5 days labour, 0..18..9 (748). 



84 RECORDS OF 

654 Robert. Mans, 2 days labour, 0..7..6. 

655 James Dngan, Ay^ days Paving, &c., 1..2..6 (930). 

656 Edwd. Lynch. 2 days, 0..7..6 (729). 

657 David Shean, 2 days, 0..7..6. 

658 Capt. John Smith, 28 days his Negro man ; 2 orders, 4..9..1, 
0..15..11; total, 5..5..0 (755). 

659 John A. Hamilton in full for his wages per Acct., 1.3.9, 
6.19.1; total, 8..2..10. 

660 Charge William Jefiferis with money paid him for Hogs 
Sold, £1..5..7 (667). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 27th, Inst. 



December 27th, 1788. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commrs. met. Present: 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaefer. 
George Franciscus. 

661 Mr. Joseph Joins Presented an Acct. for 48 Tons Paving 
Stone;, @ 3/9, 2 orders, £4..0..0, 5..0..0; total, £9..0..0. 

662 Mr. Jacob Stidger Presented an Act. for 2500 bricks, 30/, 
3..15..0 (696). 

663 Adam Clackner, for repairing the Gutter in Gay Street, 
. 0..6..3. 

664 Mr. Michael Dififendaffer, presented an Act. for money 
advanced in making the Sewers in Markett Street, at the 
Centre Bridge, the Balance which is 79..10..6>4 (690). 

665 Mr. John McFaran Presented an Acct. for 8 days Cartage, 
10/, £3..0..0, 1..0..0; total, £4..0..0 (707). 

666 James Mitchell, for 4 days Cartage, 10/, 2..0..0 (744). 
Adjourned 'till Saturday the 3rd. January, 1779. 

667 Charge William Jeffries with Sundry lists put into his 
hands, a Copy whereof in the hands James Sterett, Esq., 
Treasurer, 1153..12..11. 



Baltimore; city 85 

Baltimore, Jany. 3rd, 1789. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commrs. met. Present: 

MiCH'l DlFFENDAFFER. 

Leonard Harbaugh. 
Gkorge; Franciscus. 
David Stodde;r. 
John Hammond. 

668 Joseph Townsend presented an Acct. for Work done in 
Pitt Street, per Acct., £1..7..6 (732). 

669 Thomas Dixon, for 5 days Labour in Augt. last, 0..18..9. 

670 Joseph Southerland, 4 days labour in Augt. last, 0..15..0. 

671 Whereas George Matthews, Morris Darling, Joshua 
Barney, and Francis Dawes were Appointed some time ago 
to Superintend the turning the Water which now runs into 
Bridge Street and High Street, and they having declined at- 
tending to the said business, — Therefore hath Appointed 
Joseph Townsend, James Jefferis, David Wilson, and 
Hezekiah Waters, to Superintend the turning said Water 
Course. 

Adjourned 'till Monday the 12th. Inst. 

January 12th, 1789. 

Agreeable to adjournment the Comrs. met. Present: 

George; Franciscus. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
Robe;rt WaIvSh 
John Hammond. 
David Stodder. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 

g72 Mr. Cumberland Dugan presented an Acct. for the extra 
expense of building the lower Bridge. Amt., £143..6..9. 
Adjourned 'till Thursday the 15th. Inst. 



86 RECORDS OF 

Baltimore, January 15th, 1789. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present: 

George Franciscus. 
Robert Waesh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
David Stodder. 
Leonard Harbaugii. 

673 Charge Wm. Jefferis with Cash Paid Jacob Small, the 
Vendue Master, the 19th. July last, £12..39..7 (675 and 
811). 

Adjourned till Saturday the 17th. Inst. 

January 17th, 1789. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present: 

Robert Waesh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 
David Stodder. 

g^ Charge William Jefiferis, Collector, with a list of the pave- 
ment of Part of Bridge Street. Amount, £190..12..6 (684). 

g^g Hez. Waters Presented an Acct. for a Balance due him, 
£33..0..0 (712). 
Adjourned 'till Saturday the 24th. Inst. 

January 24th, 1789. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met 
Present: 

George Franciscus. 
Robert Waesh. 
John Hammond. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
David Stodder. 

Mr. Charles Dehl presented an Account for repairs done 



677 



by order in Howard Street. Amount per Acct., 7..13..1. 



BALTIMORE CITY 87 

678 George Ruse presented an Acct. for work done in How- 
ard Street, 1..13..9. 

679 George Poe presented an Acct. for 5^ days Cartage, 
2..15..0 (771). 

680 Benjamin Wills presented an Acct. for Cartage, 4.. 18.. 4. 
Adjourned 'till Wednesday the 28th. Instant. 

January 31st, 1789. 
The Commissioners met. Present : 

George; Franciscus. 
Robert Walsh. 
Leonard Harbaugii. 
John Hammond, 
Mich'l Diffendafeer. 
David Stodder. 

681 Mrs. Catharine Usher presented an xA-Cct. for 67^:4 days 
labour of Negro Jim, £12.. 13. .2. 

682 The Commissioners having heretofore Granted Frederick 
Decker and Harry Stower, leave to repair a place in How- 
ard Street, and that they might expend Three Pounds ins 
doing the same, but finding they could not do the repairs 
for that Sum were obliged to lay out One pound twelve 
Shillings and nine pence more as will appear by their Acct. 
filed. £4..12..9. 

683 James Allen presented an Acct. for repairs done in Le.x-- 
ington Street per Acct. filed, £5. .3. .8. 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 6th. Feby. 

February 6th. 1789. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met.. 
Present : 

Micii'l Diffendaffer. 
Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Leonard Harbaugii. 
George Franciscus. 
D wiD Stodder. 



05 RECORDS OF 

684 Charge William Jefferis with Cash, paid him for Hogs 
taken up and Sold, by William Newton, 0..13..1 (703). 

685 George Lauderman Presented an Acct. for 2j/4 days Cart- 
age, @ 10/, £1..5..0 (1131). 

686 Leonard Harbaugh presented an Account for repairs done 
in Pratt Street, and Materials furnished, 9.. 15. .5 (793). 

687 John Mackinheimer, presented an Acct. for dressing posts 
and making Frames for public Sewer, &c., 8.. 6. .3. 

688 John Thompson presented an Acct. for Labour of his 
Negro man 58 days in public Streets, @ 3/9; and Cartage 
one day, 10/, 11..7..6 (1007). 

689 John McDaniel presented an Acct. for 4 days Labour in 
public Street, @ 3/9, £0..15..0. 

690 It appearing that there is deficiency in an Acct. passed 
which were exhibited some time ago by Michl. Diffendaffer, 
0..7..6 (789). 

691 George Reinicker Presented an Acct. for 18 days Cartage 
in public Streets, 9..0..0; and 26 days while Michl. Shepherd 
was Overseer, 10/, 13..0..0. 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 13th. Inst. 

February 14th, 1789. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present: 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 

MiCH'l DifFDNDAFFER. 

Leonard Harbaugh. 
David Stoddfr. 
Gforgf Franciscus. 

692 The Commissioners of Baltimore Town presented an 
Acct. wherein it appears they have (thro' mistake) received 
from the Vendue Master, Town duties to the Amount of 
£302.. 13. .2 for the year 1786, and at the same time presented 
an order on William McLaughlin. Esq.. in favor the Special 
Commissioners for £165. .15. .8 as a balance due on said 
Acct.. for which Balance the Special Commrs. gave James 
Sterett, Esq., Treas., an order on Mr. McLaughlin which 
when reed, will be applied to the Credit of the Vendue Mas- 



Baltimore; city 89 

ter who is chargeable with the above Sum of £302.. 13. .2 
(693). 

693 Gave James Sterett, Esq., an order on Thomas Yates, 
Vendue Master, for balance of Town duties, due per Acct. 
rendered the 22nd. Jany. last, £162..19..3 (725). 

694 James Helms presented an Acct. for repairing labourers 
Tools. Amt, £10..10..6. 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 21st. Inst. 

Baltimore, Feby. 21st, 1789. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commrs. met. Present: 

Leonard Harbaugh. 
David Stodder. 
Mich'i. Diffendaffdr. 
George Franciscus. 

695 Philip Moser Presented an Acct. for making 2 Grates for 
the Sewer near the Centre Markett, Balance whereof is 
£3..9..6 (833). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 28th. Inst. 

February 28th, 1789. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present : 

John Hammond. 

MiCh'l DiFFENDAFFER. 

Robert Walsh. 
George Franciscus. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
Joshua Barney. 

696 Jacob Stidger presented an Acct. for work done in How- 
ard Street. Amt., £1..0..0. 

697 Michael Bussard presented an Acct. for 2 days Cartage in 
December last, 1..0..0. 

698 John Simmering presented an Acct. for 3 days. 1..10..0. 

699 Gave Thomas Dewitt an order for the use of his House, 
Candles, and firing for one year, due the first day of Oct. 
last, 5..0..0 (1083). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 7th. March. 



90 RECORDS OF 

March 7th. 1789. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present: 

Joshua Barney. 
Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
David Stodder. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer 

700 Peter Sawerwine presented an Acct. for 4 days Cartage, 
2..0..0. 

701 John Moale presented an Acct. for Sand, taken of his 
Land for Pavement, 2..0..0 (935). 

702 John Moale presented an account for do., 3..15..0. 
Marcus McCausland presented an Acct. for 14 Tons pav- 
ing Stone, furnished in Sept. last, 3/9, 2.. 12. .6 (770). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 14th. 

March 14th, 1789. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present: 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
George Franciscus. 
Joshua Barney. 

703 Charge William Jefiferis with Cash, paid him by William 
Newton for hogs Sold (pd. per Harbaugh), £0..11..3 (713), 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 28th. Inst. 

March 28th, 1789. 
Agreement to adjournment the Commrs. met. Present. 

Ror.ERT Walsh. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 
David Stodder. 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the Uth. of April. 



BAIvTlMORS CITY 91 

April 11th, 1789. 
At a meeting of the Special Commissioners were Present : 

Robert Wai^sh. 

MiCHX DiFFENDAFFDR. 

John Hammond. 
Gforge; Franciscus. 

704 James Morgan appeared and proved that a charge against 
him for a Tax for a riding Horse in the year 1788 is unjust, 
he not having K,ept a Horse in Town during that year is 
therefore discharged therefrom. 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 18th. Instant. 



April 18th, 1789. 
At a meeting of the Special Commissioners were Present: 

Robert Walsh. 
Mich'l Difffndaffer. 
George Franciscus. 
John Hammond. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 

705 George Wherley having done work at the Centre Bridge, 
amounting to £6..0..0 (709). 

Order given for the above amount. 

706 Mr. George Crisman presented an Acct. for Hawling done 
at Lower Bridge. &c. Amt., £9..0..0. 

Adjourned to Saturday the 25th. Inst. 

April 25th, 1789. 
The Special Commissioners met. Present : 

RonEKT Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 

707 John McFeron presented an Acct. for 2 days Cartage to 
the Centre Bridge. £0..17..6 (755). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 2n(l. day May next. 



92 RECORDS OF 

May 2nd, 1789. 
At a meeting of the Special Commrs. were Present : 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 

708 John Jalland presented an Acct. for 18 days Labour of 
his Negro man, £3. .7.. 6 (875). 

709 George Whiley presented an Acct. for work done at the 
Centre Bridge. Amt, £3..0..0 (733). 

710 Elger & Co. presented an Acct. for Mason's work done at 
the Centre Bridge, £10..16..10. 

711 Nathan Griffith presented an Acct. for 56^ days Labour 
of his negro man, 3/9, £10.. 12. .10. 

712 Gave Hezekiah Waters an order on Acct., £15..0..0 (956). 

713 Charge WilHam Jefifries, for Cash reed, of a Woman for 
a Chimney fire; reed, dated 28 April, 1789, 2..0..0 (714). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 9th. Inst, 

Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Prest. : 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
Lfonard Harbaugh. 

714 Charge William Jefiferis with Cash reed, of a man as a 
fine for Exhibiting puppet Show without License, 0..15..0. 

715 Do. for Cash reed, of same man, for License Granted him 
this day, to Exhibit puppet Show, 1..10..0; £2..5..0 (719). 

Adjourned 'till Tuesday the 12th. Inst. 

May 12th. 1789. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present: 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
Joshua Barney. 



BALTIMORK CITY 93 

716 The former Board of Commissioners, granted an order 
to Doctr. Henry Stevenson on James Sterett, Esq., Treas- 
urer, for the Sum of Two pounds fourteen Shillings, which 
order, the said Stevenson hath declared upon Oath that he 
hath lost, and that he never reed, any thing therefor — there- 
fore hath granted another order in lieu thereof, £2..14..0. 
Adjourned to Saturday the 16th. Inst. 



May 13th, 1789. 
A Special Meeting of the Commrs. were Present: 

George Franciscus. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'Iv Diffendaffer. , 
Leonard Harbaugh. 

717 Resolved that Thos. Beale be and is hereby Appointed 
overseer of the Labourers while Opening & digging a Water 
Course along the line of the Town to the Eastward of 
Jones's Falls, which said Water Course is to be made agree- 
able to a Resolve of the Special Commrs. made on the 5th. 
day of November, 1787 (993). 

718 Resolved that George Matthews.be and is hereby ap- 
pointed on behalf of the Special Commissioners, to value 
and asertain the damages sustained, or that may be sus- 
tained by the digging and Opening a Water Course (along 
the line of the Town the Eastward of Jones's Falls) directed 
to be made agreeably to a resolve of this Board the 5th. day 
of November 1787 (1019). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 16th. Inst. 



May 16th, 1789. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present: 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'e Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 
Leonard Harbaugh, 



94 



RECORDS OF 



719 William Jefferis, Collector, exhibited Sundry Lists of In- 
solvencies which the Sped. Commissioners examined, and 
passed, amount, £465. .2.. 2 {72?>). 

720 Gave Archibald Shaw an order, on Acct. of Wharfing 
done at the Bridge in Wilks Street, £11. .7.. 10 (735). 

721 Gave Thomas Skipper an order for 2^ days Cartage done 
in Bridge Street, 10/, £1..5..0 (1034). 

722 Robert Walsh is appointed to Examine the Accts. of the 
Special Comrs. on Tuesday next, and prepare them for 
publication (726). 

Adjourned to Wednesday the 20th. Inst. 

723 Charge William Jefiferis To George Bugh, for so much 
reed, by the former, which the latter is charged with, 
£2..10..0 (731). 



May 20th, 1789. 
The Special Commissioners met. Present : 

Robert Walsh. 
George Franciscus. 
John Hammond. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer 

724 This day Examined the Accounts of the Special Com- 
missioners and put them in order for Publication. 

725 Gave James Sterett an order to retain the Amount of his 
Commission as being Treasurer, in his hands, amounting 
since 20th. Jany., 1788, to this day to £30.. 19.. 10 (1048). 

726 N. B. Mr. Robert Walsh attended the settlement of the 
above mentioned Account one day, without the rest of the 
board being present which he must be allowed for (1060). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 13th. June. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 

Leonard Harbaugh. 
Robert Walsh. 
George Franciscus. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 



Baltimore; city 95 

Gave the following orders on the Treasurer, in favor the 
following Persons. Viz. : 

727 Jacob Harp, for 3 days and y^ Cartage at the Water 
Course in old Town, 10/, 1..13..4. 

728 William Leise, Syi days Labor at Water Course in old 
Town, 3/9, 1..1..3. 

729 Edward Lynch, for 3 days Labour at do, 3/9, 0..1L.3 
(742). 

730 Daniel O'Brian, 6 days, do. at do, 3/9, L.2..6 (903). 
Adjourned 'till Saturday the 20th. Inst. 

731 Charge William Jefferis, Collector, with Cash reed, of 
a man exhibiting a show on Philpott's Hill, £L.10..0 (747). 



June 30th, 1789. 

The Special Commissioners met. Present : 

Joshua Barney. 
Mich'l Dif^knoaffrr. 
Georgf Franciscus. 
Robert Walsh. 
Leonard Harbaugh. 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 4th. July. 

July 4th, 1789. 
Agreeably to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present : 

Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
Joshua Barney. 
George Franciscus. 
John Hammond. 

732 Joseph Townsend presented an Account for work done 
under his direction at a Canal in Old Town. Amt., £20..9..5, 
for which 2 orders were drawn, £12..6..2, 8.. 3. .3. 

733 Gave George Wherley an order on Acct. Work done at 
the Centre Bridge, 10..0..0 (806). 

734 Gave Luther Martin an order for so much on Acct. fees 
due him, 4..10..0. 

735 Gave Archibald Shaw an order on Acct. for wharfing done 
at the Causeway, 15..0..0 (764). 



96 RECORDS OF 

736 Archibald Campbell Presented an Account for 66 Tons 
Paving Stone furnished the former board Commrs., 
16..10..0. 

737 John Hayes Presented an Acct. for Publishing Sundry 
Notices, 2..8..9 (1018). 

738 Jesse Hollingsworth presented an Acct. for 1..2..18; Bar 
Iron ; total, 2..6..6. 

739 Michael Coffer Presented a Certificate for three days 
Labour done in Public Streets, 0..11..3. 

740 John Maden, do. Eight days, 1..10..0 (759). 
Do. do. 7y2 days, 1..2..8. 

741 John Boyl, do. 13 days, 2..8..9 (745). 

742 Edmund Lynch, do. 4^ days, 0..17..6 {777). 

743 Thomas Sanderson presented an Acct. for 16 days Serv- 
ices as overseer, 4..16..0 (752). 

744 James Mitchell presented an Acct. for 5 days work Plorse 
& Cart, 1..17..6 (784). 

Do. do., 5 days do, 2..5..0. 

745 Gave John Boyl an order for 5 days Labour at the Canal 
' in old Town, 0..18..9 (760). 

746 Gave Thomas Blank 3^^ days Labour, 0.. 13. .1^/2. 
Adjourned 'till Monday the 6th. Inst. 

Monday, July 6th, 1789. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present : 

Joshua Barney. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 
Adjourned 'till Saturday the 11th. Inst. 

Saturday. July 11th, 1789. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present: 

Joshua Barney. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
Adjourned 'till Tuesday the 14th. Inst. 

747 Charge William Jefferis with so much paid him by Wil- 
liam Newton for Hogs Sold, £2.. 19.. 11 (750). 



BALTIMORK CITY 97 

July 14th, 1789. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present : 

Joshua Barney. 
Mich'l Diffendaffkr. 
John Hammond. 
Georgk Franciscus. 

748 John Harragan presented an Acct. for 8 days Labour. 
@ 3/9, £1..10..0 (803). 

749 John A. Hamilton presented an Acct. for paving 40^^ 
yds. in Pratt Street, @ 8d, and for 5 days overseer for 
ifilling up, @ 6/ per day, £2..17..0 (836). 

750 Resolved that one Month from the date hereof be allowed 
William Jefiferis, Collector, for the final Settlement of his 
Account, and full payment for all arrearages be made, and 
in case of failure. Execution to be issued against him and 
his Securities, and that Notice of this resolve be given to. 
his Securities (1027). 

Adjonrned 'till Saturday the 18th. Instant. 

July 18th, 1789. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met- 
Present : 

RouERT Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'e Diffendaffer. 
Joshua Barney. 
George Franciscus. 

751 Robert Xewcome presented a Certificate for 3 days & 7-3 
Labour, £1..18..1>4. 

752 Thomas Sanderson presented an Acct. for his Services 12 
days as Overseer, @ 6/, £3..12..0 (768). 

753 John Cummins presented an Account for 3 days Cartage, 
@ 10/, and 6^ day, @ 7/6. £4..0..0 (813). 

764 Resolved that John Leakins be and is hereby appointed 
Collector to Collect the Taxes due or to become due to 
this board, for the year 1789 (776). 

755 Capt. John Smith Presented Accounts for 37 days labour, 
@ 3/9, £6..18..9 (827). 



98 RECORDS Olf 

756 John McFeron presented an Acct. for 1 da3's Cartage, 
£0..10..0 (761). 

757 Andrew Inrito presented an Acct. for 7 days labour, 3/9, 
£1..6..3. 

753 Henry Dukehart presented an Acct. for 6 days Cartage, 
@ 7/6; 122^ days, @ 10/; total, £8..11..8 (820). 

759 John Madden presented an Acct. for 10 days labour, 3/9, 
£1..17..6 (783). 

7(50 John Boyl presented an Acct. for 4 days, 3/9, £0..15..0. 

761 John McFeron presented an Acct. for 6 days Cartage, 10/, 
£3..0..0 (785). 

762 Isaac Shenan presented an Acct. for 4 days labou.-, 3/9, 
"" £0..15..0. 

763 Thomas Clark presented an Acct. for 6 days do, 3/9, 
£1..2..6. 

764 Gave Archibald Shaw 2 orders on Acct. Wharfing at the 
Causway, £22..10..0, £5..0..0 (800). 

765 Patt. ]\Ioore presented an Acct. for 1 day Labour, £0..3..9. 

766 William Heylon presented an Acct. for 1^ days Labour, 
£0..6..3. 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 25th. Instant. 

July 25th, 1789. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. Prest. : 

Robert Walsh. 

MiCh'l DlFFENDAFFER. 

George Franciscus. 
John Hammond. 

767 Messrs. Benjamin & John Rumsey presented Accts for 
\25y2 Tons Paving Stone, @ 3/9, £23..10..7. 

76S Thomas Sanderson, presented an Account for 5>^ days 
work, @ 6/, £1..13..0 (788). 

769 John Flachan, do. 28;^ days, 3/9, £5..6..3. 

770 David McCausland, do. 3 days Cartage, 10/, £1..10..0. 

771 George Poe presented an Acct. 3 days do, @ 10/, 
£1..10.X); 11 days do, 7/6, 4..2..6; 18>< days Labour, 3/9, 
3..9..5; total, 9..1..11 (817). 

772 Jonah Thomas presented an Acct. for Mason's Work at 
the Centre Bridge, 5..0..0, 5..0..0, 10.. 7..7; total, 20..7..7. 



Baltimore: city 99 

773 Isaac Caulk, for- 5^ days work done at Canal, @ 3/9, 
1..1..3. 

774 Thomas O'Conner presented an Acct. for 5^ half days 
Labour, @ 3/9, 1..0..7. 

775 A Pump having been erected near the South East Corner 
of Gay and Second Streets by order of this board agreeable 
to the Act of the General Assembly in that case made, and 
the assessors' books being Examined, the Property on the 
Square is found to be assessed, and the Proportion for 
each, as follows, Viz. : 

Jacob Myers, to Tho. Yates £3125.. 0..0 6.. 5..0 

Daniel Peters 500.. 0..0 1.. 0..1 

Baler Benzel 300.. 0..0 0..12..0 

Margarett Smith, or F. Prill 200.. 0..0 0.. 8..0 

Peter Frick 400.. 0..0 0..16..0 

John Fowl, Solm. Allen 300.. 0..0 0..12..0 

Chrisr. Hughes 250.. 0..0 0..10..0 

Jacob Keeports 450.. 0..0 0..18..0 

Thomas Jones, Philip Rogers 937..10..0 1..17..8 



£6462..10..0 £12..19..5 

776 Ordered that Mr. John Leakins collect the above Sum of 
Twelve Pounds Nineteen Shillings and five pence, and pay 
the same agreeable to Law. 

777 Gave Edward Lynch an order for sitting 2 posts, and 
repairing pavement, 7/6; and 2 days Labour, @ 3/9, 
£0..15..0 (878). 

778 Charge John Leakin, Collector, with this Sum being the 
Amt. of a list of Taxables put into his hands, £421..15..0 
(779). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 1st. day Augt. 

August 1st, 1789. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present: Rop.ert Walsh. 

Micii'l Diff^ndaffer. 
Georgk Franciscus. 
Joshua Barne;y. 
John Hammond. 



100 RECORDS OF 

779 Charge John Leakins with Cash, reed, for Hogs Sold, 
£2..1..3 (810). 

780 Peter Steel Presented an Acct. for 163w. Wharf Bolts, 
for the Causvvay, 4..1..6 (1093). 

781 Nathan Griffith Presented an Acct. for 15 days Labour his 
negro Man, @ 3/9, 2..16..3. 

782 Thomas Mortimore Presented an Acct. for 5 Tons paving 
Stone, @ 3/9, 0..18..9. 

783 John Madden presented an Acct. for 5j/^ days Labour, 
@ 3/9, 1..0..8 (834). 

784 James Mitchell Presented an Acct. for 7 days Cartage, @ 
10/, 3..10..0 6.1^ days do., @ 7/6, 2..8..9 (797). 

785 Isaac Duhane presented an Acct. for 9^ days Labour, 
S/9, 1..15..8 (818). 

786 John McF'eron presented an Acct. for 8^ days Cartage, 
10/, 4..6..8: 4y2 days do., 7/6, 1..13..9 (815). 

787 Richard Gill, do., for 11 days Labour, 3/9, 2..1..3. 

788 Thomas Sanderson presented an Acct. 4^ days Services 
as Overseer, @ 6/, 1..7..0 (789). 

789 Michl. Diffendaffer presented an Acct. for Sundries fur- 
nished at Centre Bridge, 38.. 19..8 (837). 

790 George Keeports presented an Acct. for 3 Tons Paving 
Stone, 3/9, 0..11..3 (824). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 8th. Inst. 

Baltimore, Augt. 10th, 1789. 
At a Special Meeting of the Special Commissioners for 
Baltimore Town, were Present : 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Leonard Harbaugh 
Joshua Barney. 
David Stodder. 

791 Jacob Butler presented an Acct. for work done in Camden 
Streets, per Acct., £1..2..6. 

792 Gave John Hammond an order for work done at the 
Causeway on Acct., £20..0..0 (799). 

793 Mr. Leonard TTarbaugh having this day resigned his place 
as Special Commissioner for Baltimore Town, Mr. John 



BALTIMORE CITY 101 

794 Mickle is appointed by the unanimous voice of the Com- 
missioners present in his stead (799). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 15th. Inst, to meet at 4 
o'clock. 

Baltimore, Augt. 15th, 1789. 

Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 

Present: ^ ,, 

JOHN Mickle. 

John Hammond. 

Mich'l Diffendaffer. 

George Franciscus. 

Robert Walsh. 

Joshua Barney. 

795 John Hannon presented an Acct. for filling up and re- 
pairing an Old Well near the play House, £0..7..6 (868). 

7% David Poe presented an Acct. for 10^^ days Labour his 
man, £1..19..5 (816). 

797 James Mitchell, do. do. for 11 days Cartage, @ 7/6, 4..2..6; 
2 days do., 10/, 1..0..0; total, £5..2..6 (814). 

798 Thomas Sanderson presented an Acct. for 10^ days Serv- 
ices as Overseer of Carters and Labourers, @ 6/, £3..3..0 
(829). 

799 Resolved that Mr. John Hammond & Mr. John Mickle 
Superintend the repairing of Markett & Pratt Streets in 
those places where the late rains hath done Considerable 
damage (832) (835). 

800 Gave Archibald Shaw an order on Acct. work done at the 
Causeway, £2..2..6 (1015). 

Adjourned 'till Tuesday the 18th. Inst. 

August 25th, 1789. 
At a Special Meeting of the Commissioners were present : 

Robert Walsh. 
Joshua Barney. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
John Mickle. 
George Franciscus. 

801 Capt. Barney presented an Acct. for 13>4 days Labour, @ 
3/9, £2..10..7i^ (809). 



102 RECORDS OF 

802 Samuel Spuir presented an Account for Timber, for Steps 
at the Centre Bridge, 11..13..9. 

803 John Harragan, presented an Acct. for ISj^ days work, 
@ 3/9, 2..18..2 (842). 

804 James McGowan, do, 13 days work, 3/9, 2..8..9 (830). 

805 Michl. Cator, do. 15^ days work, 3/9, 2..15..0. 

806 Geo, Wearly presented an Acct. for Work done at a 
Temporary Bridge at the Eastward of the Town, 3..17..6 
(1001). 

807 Gave William Jacobs an order on Acct. Work done at the 
Causeway last Summer, 1..0..0. 

808 David McMechen presented an Acct. for his services in 
appearing to Suits agt. the Comrs., 2..0..0. 

809 Resolved that Joshua Barney & Francis Daws, be and are 
hereby appointed to Superintend the digging down & Pav- 
ing Bridge Street (1065). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 29th. Inst. 

Augt. 29th, 1789. 
At a meeting of the Commissioners were present: 

John Hammond. 
John MickIvE. 
Mich'l Dieeendaeeer. 
George Franciscus. 
5*10 Charge with this Sum, being money paid 

into the hands of John Leaken, Collector, & reed, for Hogs 
taken and Sold by William Newton, £1..9..3 (882). 
811 Gave Jacob Small 10 Orders, Viz. : 

5.. 0..0 
5.. 0..0 
5.. 0..0 
5.. 0..0 
5.. 0:.0 
5.. 0..0 
5.. 0..0 
5.. 0..0 
5.. 0..0 
2..10..0 

£47..10..0 this Sum being 

the Balance due him for Building the Centre Bridge. 



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812 Daniel Diffendafifer presented an x^cct. for 6 Tons paving 
Stone, 3/, £0..18..0 (1347). 

813 Jno. Cummins presented a Certificate for 10 days Cart- 
age, @ 10/ per day, £5..0..0 (859). 

814 James Mitchell presented a Certificate for 1^ days, @ 
7/6; 8 days. 10/; total, £4..12..6 (828). 

815 John McFeron presented a Certificate for 14 days, 10/; 
1 day, 7/6; total, £7..7..6 (836). 

816 David Poe presented a Certificate for 14^ days Labour 
his man, 3/9, £2..13..9 (839). 

817 Geo. Poe presented a Certificate for 8^ days Labour his 
man. 3/9, £1..12..6 (840). 

818 Isaac Duhan, presented a Certificate for 8j/ do., 3/9, 
£l..ll..ll ; do. 12 do., 3/9, £2..5..0; do. 5 do., 3/9, £0..18..9. 

820 Henry Deukhart presented a Certificate for 22 days Cart- 
age, 10/, £11..0..0 (874). 

821 Jacob Harp presented an order for 3^ days, do., 10/, 
£1..15..0 (831). 

822 William Stevenson presented an Acct. for Balance due 
him for cleaning Streets in Augt., 1785, £1..0..0. 

823 Oliver L. Thompson presented an Acct. for 36 Tons 
Paving Stone delivd. the former Board Commrs., @ 5/, 
£9..0..0. 

824 Geo. Keeports presented an Acct for 6 Tons paving Stone, 
3/9, £1..2..6 (1076). 

825 Daniel Eddy presented an Acct. for 1^ days Labour, 3/9, 
0..6..3 (923). 

826 Gave James Runnells an order for mending a Gutter at 
the Centre Markett, 0..5..0 (924). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 5th. September. 

September 5th, 1789. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present: 

David Stodder. 
John Hammond. 
John Mickle. 
Robert Walsh. 
Joshua Barney. 
Georoe Franciscus. 



104 RECORDS OF 

827 Capt. Jolm Smith presented an .\cct. for 79^/2 days labour 
on the pubHc Streets done bv liis Xegro Alan, £14.. 18.. 2 
(914). 

828 James ]\Iitchell Presented an Acct. for 6 days Cartage, 
10/, £3..0..0 (843). 

829 Thomas Sanderson presented an Acct. for 17 days Serv- 
ices as Overseer, £5..2..0 (846). 

830 James McGowan presented an Acct. for 11 days Labour, 
@ 3/9, £2..1..3 (845). 

831 Jacob Harp presented an Acct. for 7^ days Cartage. @ 
10/. £3..16..8 (881). 

832 John Hammond presented an Acct. for Cartage and 
Labourers Wages at the Causeway, £67.. 13. .8^ ; deduct 
for an order given some time ago. 20.. 0.. 4; balance, 
47. .13. .8/2 (848). 

833 Philip Moseir presented an Acct. for mending Labourers 
Tools. 4..16..3 (973). 

834 John Madden presented an /\cct. for 6 days Labour, 3/9, 
1..2..6 (876). 

835 Gave Mr. John Mickle an order, for this Sum to be ap- 
plied towards the repairing the Arch Bridge at the West end 
of Baltimore Street, £15..0..0. 

Ditto do. on Acct. Work done on Pratt Street, £7..10..0 
(847). 

836 John McFeron presented an Acct. for 9/^, @ 10/, 4.. 16. .8; 
1 day, 0..7..6; total, £5..4..2 (844). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 12th. Inst. 

Baltimore, September 12th, 1789. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present : 

David Stodder. 
John MicklE. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 
John Hammond. 
Robert Walsh. 
Joshua Barney. 

837 Michael Diffendafifer presented an Acct. for Paving done 
in Markett Street, £23..19..0 (1061). 



BALTIMORE CITY 105 

838 John Dillon presented an Acct. for 29^ days Labour, @ 
3/9, £5..10..8 (1248). 

839 David Poe, do. for 24 days do. his man, @ 3/9, £4..10..0 
(869). 

840 George Poe, do. 24 days do, @ 3/9, £4..10..0 (891). 

841 Martin Segary, do. /Vz days, 3/9, £1..8..2 (1057). 

842 John Harragan, do. 7 days, do, 3/9, £1..6..3 (873). 

843 James Mitchell, do. Sj^ days Cartage, 10/, £2..15..0 (858). 

844 John McFeron, do. 5 days do, 10/, £2..10..0 (915). 

845 James McGowan, do, 6 days Labour, 3/9, £1..2..6 (880). 

846 Thomas Sanderson, do. 6 days Oversight, 6/, £1..16..0 
(877). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 19th. Instant. 

19 September, 1789. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Special Commissioners 
met. Present: John MicklE. 

David Stodder. 
John Hammond. 
George: Franciscus. 
the Clerk being absent, 

adjourned 'till Saturday next 26th Inst. 

Saturday, 26 September, 1789. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Special Commissioners 
met. Present: John Mickee. 

George Franciscus. 
Mich'u Diffendaffer. 
John Hammond. 
the Clerk being absent, 

adjourned 'till Tuesday 4 o'Clock 29th. Inst. 

Tuesday, 29th. September, 1789. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Special Commissioners 
met. Present. John Mickle 

John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
David StoddEr. 



106 RECORDS OF 

847 Mr. John Mickle presented an account for work & Ma- 
terials found in repaying Pratt Street, and in rebuilding the 
stone arch across Baltimore Street between Hanover & 
Sharp Streets, which were injured by the fresh*, £6..11..4 
(974). 

848 Mr. John Hammond's Negro James for 3^^ days, @ 3/9, 
0..13..1>4 (921). 

849 John Philips, for 7 days, 3/9, 1..6..3. 

850 William Brouny, for 10>4 days, 3/9, 1..18..5. 

851 James Flaharty, for 12 days, 3/9, 2..5..0 (884). 

852 Patrick Hurley, for 12 days, 3/9, 2..5..0 (883). 

853 Richard Fox, for 11^ days, 3/9, 2..2..2 (887). 

854 John Matthews, for 12>4 days, 3/9, 2..5..11. 

855 Edward Smith, for 3 days, 3/9, 11. .3. 

856 Aron Webb, for 6 days, 3/9, 1..2..6. 

Accts presented. Baltimore, 29 September, 1789. 

857 William Toogood, for four days, @ 3/9, £0..15..0. 

858 James Mitchell, for 6 days, @ 10/, 3..0..0 (894). 

859 John Commings. for 4>^ days, @ 10/, 2..3..4 (867). 

860 John Weatherburn's Negro Phillip 3^^ days, 3/9, .IZ.Xy-i. 
(1075). 

861 John Gorman, for 3 days. 3/9, ..11. .3. 

862 Timothy Sullivan, for 8M days, 3/9, 1..10..11 (883). 

863 John Rogers, 9 days, 3/9, 1..13..9. 

864 Henry Cable, 7>4 days, 3/9, 1..8..1>4. 

865 James Barton, 4^ days, 3/9, ..I6..IO3/2. 

866 John A. Hamilton, 13>^ days, 6/, 4..1..0 (889). 
Adjourned 'till Saturday 3d. October, next. 

Oct. 3rd, 1789. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commrs. met. Present: 

David Stodder. 
Joshua Barney. 
John Hammond. 

MiCh'l DiFFENDAFl-ER. 

John Mickle. 

867 John Cummins presented an Acct. for 8 days Cartage, 10/, 
£4..0..0 (872). 



*Freshet meant. 



BALTIMORE CITY 107 

868 John Hannan presented an Acct. for Plank, &c., for 
Bridge, £1..1..6. 

869 David Poe, do. do., for 8% days labour his man, £1..12..6. 

870 Mrs. Catharine Levely, do. for 24 days Cartage, @ 10/ ; 
8 days Cartage, 7/6; total, £15..0..0 (999). 

871 James Newell, do. do., for 24 Tons Paving Stone, 3/9, 
£4..10..0. 

872 Jno. Cummins, do. do., for 6 days Cartage, @ 10/, £3..0..0 
(898). 

873 Jno. Harragan, do. do., for 7^/^ days Labour, 3/9, £1..7..6 
(896). 

874 Henrv Deukhart, for 19 days Cartage, 10/, £9..10..0 
(913). ' 

875 John Jolland presented an Acct. for Labour of his Negro 
Man, £8..7..6 (1097). 

876 John Madden, fgr 4>^ days Labour, 3/9, £0..16..3 (895). 

877 Thomas Sanderson, for 8yi days as Overseer, 6/, £2..12..0. 

878 Edward Lynch, for 2 days Labour, 3/9, £0..7..6 (949). 

879 Jonathan Jones, for 8^ days, do., 3/9, £1..11..3. 

880 James McGowan, for 8^ days, do., 3/9, £1..12..6. 

881 Jacob Harp, for 11>^ days Cartage, @ 10/, £5..13..4 (901). 

882 John Leakins, Collector, having resigned his Commis- 
sion as Collector, — Therefore have Appointed Mr. Saml. 
Vincent in his room (936). 

Adjourned till Tuesday the 12th. Inst. 

October 12th, 1789. 
The Commissioners met. Present : 

Joshua Barney. 
John Hammond. 
John Mickle. 
Mich'l Dipfendaffer. 

883 Patrick Harley presented an Acct. for Sy? days Labour, 
@ 3/9, 1..0..7>4 (907). 

884 James Flaherty, for 4}i days Labour, @ 3/9, 0..17..9^ 
(910). 

885 Patrick Male, for 4j^ days do, 3/9, 0..16..10>^. 

886 Philip Darnal, 3>4 days do., 3/9, O.A3..iy2. 

887 Richard Fox, 5 days do., 3/9, 0..18..9 (906). 



108 RKCORDS OF 

888 Timothy Sullivan, 4 days do., 3/9. 0..15..0. 

889 Gave John A. liamilton an order for 5 days attendance as 
overseer over the above Persons, 6/, 1..10..0 (917). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 17th. Oct. 



Baltimore, October 17th, 1789. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioenrs met. 
Present : 

John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
John Mickle. 
George Franciscus. 
David Stodder. 

890 Adam Trumbo presented an Acct. for work done in Mar- 
kett Street, 2..7..0. 

891 George Poe presented an Acct. for lOys days labour, 3/9, 
1..18..9 (899). 

892 George Walker presented an Acct. for 23 days Cartage, 
@ 10/. 11..10..0 (1086). 

893 John McFaden presented an Acct. for Cartage at Sundr)' 
times, 3..8..9. 

894 James Mitchell presented an Acct. for ISj/^* & ^ days 
Cartage, 10/. 7..18..4 (929). 

895 John Madden Presented an account for lOys days Labour, 
@ 3/9, 1..18..10 (904). 

896 John Harrigan Presented an account for 8^4 days do., 
3/9, 1..10..11 (1235). 

897 John McOuarran Presented an account for l/j/z days & 
^, 3/9, 2..15..5. 

898 John Cummins Presented an account for 10 1-6 days Cart- 
age, @ 10/, 5..1..8 (902). 

899 George Poe Presented an account for 17^^ days & y^, 3/9, 
3..6..11 (927). 

900 Robert Collins Presented an account for -6 days labour, 
3/9. 1..2..6. 

901 Jacob Harp Presented an account for 5^/2 & /^ days Cart- 
age, 10/, 3..1..8. 

*Indistinct. 



BALTIMORE CITY 109 

502 John Cummins Presented an account for 5^ days Cart- 
age, 2..8..9 (926). 

903 Danl. O'Brian Presented an account for 11^4 days Labour, 
2..2..2 (934). 

904 John Madden Presented an account for 145^ days do., 
2..15..8 (916). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 31st, 1789. 

October 31st, 1789. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present : 

John Mickle. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 
John Hammond. 
David Stodder. 

905 John Walkers presented an Acct. for 2 days Cartage, 10/, 
£i..O..O. 

906 Richard Fox. 5 days Labour, 3/9, £0..18..9. 

907 Patrick Harley, 4 do. do., 3/9, £0..15..0. 

908 James Dixon, 1234 days Paving, 6/, £3..16..6 (942). 

909 John Connelly, 6^ days do., 6/, £2..0..6. 

910 James Flaherty, 6 days Labour, 3/9, £1..2..6. 

911 Henry Cable, 1 day do., £0..3..9. 

912 Negro Jack, 1 day do., £0..3..9. 

913 Henry Dukhart. 14 1-6 days Cartage, 10/, £7..1..8. 

914 John Smith. 79 days Labor. 3/9, £14..14..5 (979). 

915 John McFeron, 6 days Cartage, 10/, £3..0..0 (953). 

916 John Madan, 6.)4 days Labor, 3/9, £1..5..3 (928). 

917 John A. Hamilton, for his Services as Overseer. 14 days, 
@ 6/, £4..4..0 (952). 

918 Abel Thomas, 10>{> days Cartage, 10/. £5..5..0. 

919 William Johnson, 6^/2 days, 3/9, £1..4..5. 

920 Isaakar. Hibbs, ]2>4 days. 10/, £6..5..0 (972). 

921 [ohn Hammond, for work done by his Carts per .\cct.. 
£32.. 18.. 10/. (947). 

922 Michael Thompson, 19 1-6 days Labour, 3/9. £3. .11.10 
(962). 

923 Danl. Eddv. 10 1-6 davs do., 3/9, £1..18..1 (933). 



110 RECORDS OF 

924 James Runnels, 9 days & 2^ days, 3/9, £1..16..3 (932). 
Adjourned 'till Saturday the 7th. November, 1789. 

To meet at Jacob Rothrock's. 

November 7th, 1789. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present: 

MiCH'l DlFFliNDAFi'*E;R. 

John Micklf. 
John Hammond. 
Georgf Franciscus. 

925 John Gutteryf presented an Act. for 14^ days Labour, 
@ 3/9, £2..15.'.3 (945). 

926 John Cummins, for 5 days Cartage, @ 10/, £2..10..0 (951). 

927 George Poe, for 11 days labour of his negro Man, @ 3/9, 
£2..1..3 (976). 

928 John Madden, for 4 days labour, @ 3/9, £0..15..0 (943). 

929 James Mitchell, 11^ days Cartage, 10/, £5..12..6 (965). 

930 James Dugan, for work done by him per Acct., £1..8..0 
(950). 

931 William Alexander, for 11 days Cartage, @ 10/, £5..10..0 
(957). 

932 James Runnels, for 3j/^ days Labour, @ 3/9, £0..13..2. 

933 Daniel Eddy, for 2 days, do, @ 3/9, £0..7..6 (941). 

934 Danl. O'Brien, for 11^4 days, do., @ 3/9, £2..2..2 (944). 

935 John Moale presented an Acct. for Sand, £9..0..0. 
Adjourned 'till Saturday 14th. Inst. 

936 List of Taxes put into the hands of Samuel Vincent for 
Collection Amt. per Treasurer's list, £709.. 11. .3 (996). 

Baltimore, Nov. 14th, 1789. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 



Present 



Mich'l Diffexdaffer. 
John Mickle. 
George Franciscus. 
John Hammond. 



tSee index. 



Baltimore; city 111 

The following persons presented Accts., Viz. : 

937 Matthew Taylor, for 2]/^ Tons paving Stone, @ 3/9, 0..9..4. 

938 Edward Young, for 2^/2 do. do., @ 3/9, 0..9..4. 

939 Caleb Hall, for 10 do. do., 3/9. 1..17..6. 

940 Joshua Gutro, for 3 do. do., 3/9, 0..11..3. 

941 Danl. Eddy, for 4>4 days Labour, 5/, 1..2..6 (946). 

942 James Dixon, for 5>4 days paving, 6/, 1..13..0 (968). 

943 John Madden, for 5>4 do. Labour, 3/9, L.0..8 (960). 

944 Danl. O'Brian, for 7 days do., 3/9, 1..6..3 (961). 

945 John Guttro, for 2 days do., 3/9, 0..7..6 (964). 

946 Daniel Eddy, for 4 days do., 5/, 1..0..0 (967). 

947 John Hammond, for 2^^ days Cartage, 10/, 1..5..0 (1055). 

948 William Turner, for ly^ days labour, 3/9* 0..9..4. 

949 Edward Lynch, for 6 days Pavemt,* 6/, 1..16..0. 

950 James Dugan, for 6 days do., 6/, 1..16..0. 

951 John Cummins, for 5 days Cartage, 10/, 2..10..0. 

952 John h. Hamilton, for 6 days as overseer, 6/, 1..16..0 
(1098). 

953 John McFeron presented 2 Accounts for Cartage, 8..8..4 
(977). 

954 John Walter & Co. do., for balance of Work done in 
Markett Street, 30..10..10. 

955 Jacob Crommiller, for Smith Work, 0..13..4. 

956 ■ Hez. Waters, on Acct., 7..10..0; do. do., 6..12..9 (1004). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 21st. Inst. 

Baltimore, 21st Nov., 1789. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present : 

MiCH'ly DiFFENDAFFEIR. 

George Franciscus. 
John Hammond, 
John Mickle. 

The following persons presented Accounts, Viz. : 

957 William Alexander, for 5 days Cartage, @ 10/, £2..10..0 
(966). 

958 Isaac Montgomery, for 17>4 days do., @ 10/, £8..15..0. 

*i\Ieans Pavemaster. 



112 KKCORDS OF 

959 Joseph Hughes, for 2>^ days Labour, @ 3/9, £0..9..5. 

960 John Madden, for 5 days do., @ 3/9, £0..18..9 (970). 

961 banl. O'Brian, for S^^ days do. @ 3/9, £1..0..7>^ (968). 

962 Michael Thompson, for 8 days Labor, a 3/9, £1..10..0. 

963 John McDonough, 2050 Bricks, £3..4..0. 

964 John Gutterv*, 3>4 days Labour, @ 3/9, £0..13..2 (1010). 
Adjourned 'till Saturday the 28th. Inst. 

November 28th, 1789. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present : 

John Mickle. 
Mich'Iv Diffendaffer. 
John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 5th. December, 1789. 

Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present : 

John Mickle. 
George Franciscus. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 

The following persons presented the following" Accounts: 

965 James Mitchell, for 8 days Cartage.1@ 10/, £4lo..O (1069). 

966 William Alexander, 10 days do., @ 10/, £5..0..0 (984). 

967 Daniel Eddy, for 5 days Ramming and Labour, £1..3..9. 

968 James Dixon, 4 davs Paving and 1 dav Labour. £1..7..9 
(991). 

969 Daniel O'Brian, 4>4 days Labour, 3/9. £0..16..11 (975). 

970 John Madden, 4 days do., 3/9. £0..15..0 (978). 

971 Edward Carroll, 2 days do., 3/9, £0..7..6 (986). 

972 Isaacker Ilibbs. 15^ davs Cartage, 10/, £7..17..6 (989). 

973 rhilip Mosier, for Smith Work, per Acct., £0..15..4. 

974 John Mickle presented an Acct. for Sunds. furnished by 
him, and Labourers Wages, £6.. 11. .4 (1066). 

975 Daniel O'Brien, 5>4 days Labour, @ 3/9, £1..0..7 (981). 

*See index. 



Baltimore: city 113 

976 George Poe, 4 days Labour his Negro Man, 3/9, £0..15..9. 

977 John McFarran, 11 days Cartage, @ 10/, £5..10..0. 

978 John Madden, 4>^ days Labour, @ 3/9, £0..16..10 (990). 
Adjourned 'till Saturday the 19th. Inst. 

Decemr. 19th, 1789. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present: 

MiCh'Iv DlFFENDAFFElR. 

John Hammond. 
Georgd Franciscus. 
Robert Walsh. 

The following persons presented Accounts, for which 
orders were given on the Treasurer — viz. : 

979 Capt. John Smith, for SOjA days labour of his Negro Man 
Josiah, @ 3/9, £5..14..4>^ (10/0). 

980 David Stansbury, for 22 4-5 Tons Paving Stone, @ 3/, 
£3..8..0. 

981 Daniel O'Brian for Sy. days Labour, @ 3/9, £0..13..1>^ 
(1292). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 26th. Inst. 

December 29th, 1789. 
The Commissioners met. Present: 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaeflr. 
George Franciscus. 

982 A Grate having been Stolen from the Mouth of the Com- 
mon Sewer in Markett Street ; in Consequence an Advertise- 
ment was put in the public Papers ofifering a reward of 
Eight dollars for the said Grate and thief — the Grate only 
being found, the board think fit to pay only four dollars 
therefor (992). 

983 Thomas Fooler Presented an Acct. for 3 1-6 days Labour, 
@ 3/9, 0..11..11. 

984 William Alexander, Cy. days Cartage, @ 10/, 3..5..0 (988). 

985 Thomas Brown, for 12 days Labour, @ 3/9, 2..5..0. 



114 RECORDS OF 

986 Edward Carroll, for 2 days do., 3/9, 0..7..6. 

987 Chas. Steward, for 28 days do., 3/9, 5..5..0. 

988 William Alexander, for 1 day Labour, 0..3..9. 

989 Isaackar Hibbs presented an Acct. for 15 days Labour, 
@ 3/9, £2..16..3. 

990 John Madden, for 8 days Labour, @ 3/9, £1..10..0 (1041). 

991 James Dixon, 5^ days Paving, &c.,@ 6/, £1..13..0 (1005). 

992 Gave Solomon Hymes an order on Treasurer for his 
Services in finding the Grate that was Stolen from the 
Mouth of the Common Sewer near the market, £1..10..0. 

993 Thomas Beale presented an Acct. for 70 days Wages, as 
overseer, @ 6/, £21..0..0 (1040). 

994 Francis Dawes presented an Acct. for furnishing Ma- 
terials, and attendance while paving Bridge Street, 53..7..1, 
5..0..0; total, £58..7..1. 

995 Application l)eing made by Mr. Denigani for permission 
to exhibit a Tumbler — Ordered that he have permission on 
his paying the Sum of Five Pounds. 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 2nd. Jany.. 1789. 

996 List of Taxes put into the hands of Mr. Samuel \^incent. 
Collector. Amt, £670..10..8 (1013). 

Baltimore, January 2nd, 1790. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present : 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendapeer. 
Joshua Barney. 
John Mickle. 
George Franciscus. 

997 Ephraim Robinson presented an Acct. for 3000 bricks, 
26/6, £3.. 19.. 6. 

998 Thomas & Samuel Hollingsworth presented an Acct. for 
5iy4 Tons Stone, 3/, £7..13.'.9. 

999 Mrs. Catharine Levely presented an Acct. for 15^ days 
Cartage. @ 7/6, and 5 days do., @ 10/; total, £8..7..6 
(1044). 



ualtimore; city 115 

1000 John Kelly presented an Acct. for -/^ of day Cartage, 
£0..6..8. 

1001 Mr. Georg'eW'herly presented an Account for lowering the 
Centre Bridge, and putting up hand rails, &c., £21..0..0 
(1008). 

1002 Mr. Nathaniel Smith presented an Acct. for 20^ Tons 
Paving Stone, 4/, £4..2..0. 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 9th. Inst. 

Baltimore, January 9th, 1790. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present : 

John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffe;ndaff'er. 
George: Franciscus. 
John Mickle. 

1003 Mr. Christian Myers presented an Account for 1000 bricks 
furnished by him, £1..15..0. 

1004 Gave Hez. Waters an order on Acct. his wages, £3..0..0 
(1024). 

1005 James Dixon presented an Acct. for three days Paving in 
bridge Street, @ 6/, £0..18..0 (1084). 

1006 John Weispock presented an Acct. for Z-/^ days work 
of "his Cart. 1..5..0 (1130). 

1007 John Thompson presented an Acct. for 8 days labour, 
@ 3/9, £1..10..0. 

do. for John Guttro, 8 days, @ 3/9, £1..10..0. 

1008 Gave George Wherley an order on Account for work done 
at the Centre Bridge last Spring, £6.. 10.. 3. 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 23rd. Inst. 

January 23rd, 1790. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present : 

John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffunderffer. 
George Franciscus. 
Robert Walsh. 
David Stodder. 
John Mickle. 



116 RECORDS OF 

1009 Matthias Sunday presented an Acct. for 5 days labour, 
3/9, £0..18..9. 

1010 John Guttro presented Certificates for 38 days labour, 
3/9, £7..2..6 (1036). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 30th. Inst. 

January 30th, 1790. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present : 

John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffenderffer. 
Robert Walsh. 
John MickIvE. 
George Franciscus. 

1011 John Rusk presented a Certificate for 7 Tons paving 
Stone, @ 3/, 1..1..0 (1043). 

1012 John Hackett presented a Certificate for 10^ Tons Paving 
Stone, @ 3/, £1..11..6. 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 6th. Feby. 

Feby. 6th, 1790. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present: 

Joshua Barney. 
Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
David Stodder. 
John Mickle. 
George Franciscus. 

1013 Charge Samuel Vincent with Cash, paid him for Hogs 
taken and Sold by Robt. Welmore, £2..0..5; & for Cash 

1014 reed, of Mr. Crozier, for Exhibiting a Tiger, 0..17..6; total, 
£2..17..11 (1021). 

1015 Gave Archibald Shaw 3 orders on Acct. Work done at the 
Causeway in Wilks Street. Viz.: £25..O..0, 15..11..7, 5..0..0; 
total, £45..11..7 (1022). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 13th Inst. 



Baltimore: city 117 

February 13th, 1790. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present : 

John Mickle;. 
John Hammond. 
Robert Walsh. 
Mich'l Diffenddrff^r. 

1016 George Ruse presented an Account for Work and repairs 
done in Howard Street, £5..6..0. 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 26th. Inst. 

1017 Philip Graybill not having settled his Acct. for the addi- 
tional Tax on persons selling liquor witht. License. 

Ordered that Mr. John Hammond and Mr. John Mickle 
wait upon Mr. Graybill and request a Settlement therefor. 

February 27th, 1790. 
The Special Commissioners met. Present : 

Mich'l Difffndfrfffr. 
John Hammond. 
John Micklf. 
Robert Walsh. 
David Stodder. 
George Franciscus. 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 6th. Inst. 

March 6th, 1790. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present: 

Robert Walsh, 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
John Mickle. 
George Franciscus. 

1018 Joli" Hayes, Printer, Presented an Account for Publish- 
ing sundry Notices per account, £2..8..9 (1457). 

1019 George Matthews presented an Acct. for wharfing and 
filling up the lower end of Pitt Street, £33..10..8. 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 13th. Inst. 



118 RECORDS OF" 

March 13th, 1790. 
The Commissioners met. Present: 

Robert Walsh. 

Micii'l Diffendaffer. 

John Mickle. 

George Franciscus. 

John Hamimond. 

David Stodder. 
Adjourned to Saturday 20th. Inst. 

Baltimore, March 20th, 1790. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present : 

John MicklE. 

Robert Walsh. 

John Hammond. 

Mich'Iv Diffende;rffer. 
Adjourned 'till Saturday the 27th. Inst. 

March 27th, 1790. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present: 

John Hammond. 
John MicklE. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 

1020 George Chesroe presented Certificate for 66 Cedar Posts, 
@ 1/, £3..6..0. 

1021 Jacob Wainwright is permitted to Exhibit a Puppett 
Show, upon paving Six dollars to Saml. Vincent, Collector 
(1025). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday 3rd. April. 

April 3rd. 1790. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present : 

John Mickle. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffexderffer. 
George Franciscus. 



BAL.TIMORK CITY 119 

1022 Gave Archibald Shaw an order for the balance of his Acct. 
for Wharfing done at the Causeway in Pitt Street, £0..8..8 
(1052). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 24th. Inst. 

April 24th, 1790. 
Agreeable to adjournment the Commissioners met. 
Present: 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffenderffer. 
John Micklk. 
George Franciscus. 

1023 William Underwood presented an Account for work, and 
Materials furnished at the Bridge over the Canal in old 
Town, £1..2..6. 

1024 Gave Hezekiah Waters 2 orders of this date, in full for his 
Salary to the 1st day of October, 1789, Viz.: £12..0..0, 
3..17..3; total, £15..17..3 (1091). 

1025 Charge Samuel Vincent with Cash, paid him bv^ Robert. 
Wilmore, for Hogs taken & Sold, £1..2..0>4. 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 30th. Inst. 

May 3rd, 1790. 
The Special Commissioners met. Present : 

John Mickle. 
Robert Walsh. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
Joshua Barney. 
John Hammond. 

1026 Mr. Solomon Plillen Presented an Acct. for Weighing 
Stone, 10 Loads, @ 2/6, £1..5..0. 

1027 Gave William Jefferis an order for balance due him upon 
settling his Account of Collection of Taxes, £6../.. 7. 

1028 Whereas it has been represented by Mr. Samuel Vincent, 
present Collector, that it has not been in his power to finish 
his Collection agreeable to the time limited in his obliga- 



120 RECORDS OF 

tion — therefore, Resolved that he be allowed till the first 
day of June next, finally to complete the said Collection, no 
longer (1037). 

May 24th. 1790. 
The Special Commissioners met. Present : 

John Mickle. 
Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffenderffer. 

1029 Alessrs. Stewart & Plunkett presented a Certificate for 
68 Tons, 12..2..0* Paving Stone, @ 3/, 2..0..0f, 8..5..10j/f ; 
total, £10..5..10>4. 

1030 William Lester presented an Account for Paving & Stone 
Work done in Bridge Street, £5..14..0. 

1031 A Alemorial and representation having been presented 
from a Majority of those persons holding property on that 
part of Pratt Street between Hanover Street and the West 
side of Sharp Street, showing that the said Inhabitants 
labour under the greatest inconvenience from the badness 
of the said Street ; that it has become impossible to pass 
and repass with Carts and Waggons, and great difficulty 
even with a single Horse ; and that, that part of the said 
Street must be deserted by the Inhabitants, tho. thick set- 
tled, unless the same is paved. And Whereas a Law has 
passed at the last Session of the General Assembly of this 
State, directing that no more than the Sum of Six Shillings 
and three pence per foot shall be collected for the paving 
any Street withjn this Towai ; and this board being of 
Opinion that the paving in that place cannot be done for 
that Sum per foot, and as there is no money in the hands of 
the Treasurer for the use of the Streets. Resolved therefore, 
that the said part of Pratt Street lying between Hanover 
Street and the West side of Sharp Street may be paved at 
the expense of these persons holding property on the same 
and that this board will give orders for Pitching and Level- 
ing it (1001). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 29th. Inst. 



*Reads Tons. cwt. stones, lbs. 
tTwo orders. 



BALTlMORi: CITY 121 

May 29th, 1790. 
The Special Commissioners met. Present : 

John Micklk. 
John Hammond. 
RoBKRT Walsh. 
Mich'l Diffendkrf'FER. 
George Franciscus. 

1032 George Bowers presented an Account for Stone, for re- 
pairing Griffith's Bridge, £2..12..0. 

1033 Joseph Bignill Presented a Certificate for 2^^ days Cart- 
age, @ 10/, 1..5..0. 

1034 Thomas Skipper presented a Certificate for ly^. days Cart- 
age, 10/, £1..5..0. 

1035 Valentine Nelson presented a Certificate for 1 days Cart- 
age, £0..10..0. 

1036 John Guttery presented a Certificate for 1^4 days labour 
in the Street, 3/9, £0..5..7. 

1037 Charge Samuel Vincent with Cash, paid him by Robert 
Welmore, being money reed, for Hogs taken & Sold, 
£0..19..6>4 (1115). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 5th. June. 



June 5th, 1790. 
The Special Commissioners met. Present: 

John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 
John Mickle. 
Robert Walsh. 

1038 Henry Wilson presented a Certificate for twelve Ton pav^ 
ing Stone, @ 3/9, £2..5..0. 

1039 William Parks presented a Certificate for hauling Sand, 
£0..15..0 (1348). 

1040 Thomas Beal presented an Acct. for Work, &c., done in 
Bridge Street, £2..6..3. 

1041 John Madden presented an Acct. for Work done in Street, 
£0..16..10. 



122 RECORDS OF 

June 8th, 1790. 
The Special Commrs. met. Prest. : 

John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffende;rffe;r. 
RoBKRT Walsh. 
George Franciscus. 
Examined the assessmt. Hst, and Adjourned 'till Saturday 
the 12th. Inst. 



June 19th, 1790. 
The Special Commissioners met. Prest. : 

John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffenderffer. 
Robert Walsh. 
John Mickle. 

1042 Erasmus Uhler presented an Account for Materials and 
work done in repairing Hanover Street, £10. .2. .8 (1279). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 26th. Inst. 

June 26th, 1790. 
The Special Commissioners met. Prest. : 

Mich'l Diffenderffer. 
George Franciscus. 
Robert Walsh. 
John Mickle. 
Sundry persons presented Accts., Viz. : 

1043 John Rusk, for Cartage Yz day, 0..5..0. 

1044 Catharine Levely, for do. 7 days, 3..10..0 (1068). 

1045 Isaac Baker for Paving Gutter in Bridge Street, 2.. 5. .2. 

1046 Abraham Henderson, Labour 2 days, 0..7..6. 
Adjourned 'till Saturday the 3rd. July. 

Baltimore, July 3rd. 1790. 
The Special Commissioners met. Prest. : 

John Mickle. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffenderffer. 
Robert Walsh. 



BALTIMORE CITY 123 

1047 Application having been made by Mr. Alexander W. 
Davey for permission to erect a Vault Opposite his house 
in Water Street. 

Resolved that he be permitted to build said Vault in a 
substantial manner, so as not to incommode the public ; and 
that the same shall not extend more than half way across 
said Street. 

1048 Charge James Sterett with the following Cash pd. him 

1049 Viz. by Mr. Beaufort for Exhibiting Plays, 3..0,.0; by Per- 

1050 mission to Exhibit a Tiger, 2..5..0. 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 10th. Inst. 

1050 Charge John Traverse with Cash, paid him by Players 
exhibiting in old Play House, £5..0..0 (1074). 

Baltimore, 14th August, 1790. 
Special Commissioners met. Present : 

John Mickle. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffenderffer. 
Joshua Barney. 
Robert Walsh. 

1051 An account was presented by Henry Peters for Repairing 
Howard's Street agreeable to the directions of this board 
for three pounds therefore ordered That an order be given 
Henry Peters for £3..0..0. 

1052 An Account presented by Archibald Shaw for Work on 
the Cause way for £4..10..0; An order given to Archibald 
Shaw for that sum, £4..10..0 (1082). 

1053 An order was given to Joseph Williams & Joseph Walters 
for 52 Tons 12 Plund. Paving Stone, at 3/ per Ton — used at 
Bridge Street, £7..17..6. 

1054 An order given to Peter Wery for work done according 
to Acct. presented, on the Street at the Point, £7..14..4j,4 
(1127). 

1055 An order given to John Plammond for amount of an Ac- 
count presented for work done on Wilkes Street, agreeable 
to the direction of this board for £27..7..1/> (1059). 

1056 An order given to Jacob Shriver for One thousand paving 
brick for the Gutter near the Bridge on Bridge Street. 
£1..15..0. 



124 RECORDS OF 

Baltimore, 16th Augt., 1790. 
Special Commissioners met. Present: 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffenderefer. 
John MicklE. 

Spec. Commrs. 

1057 Gave James Sterett an order to retain in his hands the 
Sum of Twenty one pounds twelve Shillings and four pence, 
being his Legal Commission on the Sum of £1729.. 8.. 1 
reed, by him from the 18th. May, 1789, to 23rd. July, 1790, 
@ V4 per Ct, £21..12..4. 

1058 Francis Douver presented an Account for Materials and 
work done at the Bridge in Bridge Street. Amt., £8.. 3. .9. 

Sundry orders drawn favor the Special Commissioners, 
for their Services from 26th. Jany., 1788, to the 23rd. July, 
1790, Viz. : 

1059 John Hammond, 108 days & ten days out attendance, 10, 
total, 118 days, @ 5/, 29..10..0 (1089). 

1060 Robt. Walsh, 82 days & twenty five for out attendance & 
Settling the Accts., total, 107 days, @ 5/, 26..15..0 (1336). 

1061 Michael Diffenderffer, 109 days, 5/, 27..5..0 (1090). 

1062 George Franciscus, 94 days. 5/, 23..10..0 (1104). 

1063 David Stodder, 48 days, 5/, 12..0..0. 

1064 Leonard Harbaugh, 41 days, 5/, 10.. 5. .0. 

1065 Joshua Barney, 27 days, 5/, 6..15..0. 

1066 John Mickle, 37 days, 5/, 9..5..0 (1095). 

1067 Alartin Segacer presented an Account for 2^^ half days 
Labour, @ 3/9. £0..9..4>^. 

1068 Chatharine Levely, for Zy'y days Cartage, @ 7/6, £0..18..9. 

1069 James Mitchell, for 1 days Hawling, £0..10..0. 
Adjourned till the 20th. 1790. 

August 21th, 1790. 
The Special Commissioners met. Present: 

Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 
Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 



BALTIMORE CITY 125 

1070 John Smith presented an Account for 4 days Labour of his 
Negro Man, in April last, 3/9, £0..15..0. 

1071 Brittingham Dickinson presented a Certificate for four 
days Labour of his Negro Man, 3/9, £0..15..0. 

1072 Mrs. Elizabeth Henderson presented an Account for 8^4 
days Labour of her Man, 3/9, £L.10..n. 

1073 Messrs. Goddard & Angel presented an Account for Sun- 
dry Publications, &c., £9.. 17.. 6. 

1074 Charge John Traverse, Collector, with Amount of Tax- 
ables put into his hands to collect. 2/6, tax, 629. .0. .6; Horse 
& C.*, 351..5 .0; B.f Tables, 135..0..0; total, £1115.. 5..6. 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 28th Inst., 1790. 

August 28th, 1790. 
The Special Commissioners met. Present: 

John Mickle. 

John Hammond. 

Mich'l Diffendkrffer. 

Robert Walsh. 
Gave the following orders on the Treasurer, Viz. : 

1075 One favour John Weatherburne for his services as Comp 
troller, 1..0..0 (1344). 

1076 One favour George Keeports for do., 1..0..0 (1343). 
107^ One favour Wm. McCrury do., 1..0..0 (1342). 

1078 jyji-. David Stodder having resigned, and Mr. Patrick 
^^^ Bennett is Elected as a Special Commissioner for Balti- 
more town in his place (1081). 

1080 Charge John Traverse with £50 to collect from the Play 
House (1085). 

Baltimore, Sept. 11th, 1790. 

1081 The Commissioners met — Mr. Patrick Bennett having 
produced a Certificate of his Qualification agreeable to Law 
has attended. Present: 

John Hammond. 
Robert Walsh. 
Patrick Bennett. 
Joshua Barney, 

*Carriagcs. 
tBilliard Tables. 



126 records of 

Mich'l Diffenderffer. 

1082 Arclul. Shaw presented an Account for Wharfing clone at 
the Causway in W'ilks Street. Amt., £43..0..0; 4 orders 
(1475). 

1083 Thomas Dewitt presented an Acct. for 1 years use of his 
House, fire & Candles per Agreemt., 5..0..0. 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 25th. Inst. 

October 2nd, 1790. 
The Special Commissioners met. Prest. : 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffenderffer. 
Patrick Bennett. 
George Franciscus. 

1084 James Dixon presented an Account for repairing Pave- 
ment in Calvert Street, £0..15..0. 

1085 Charge John Traverse, Collector, with Cash, paid him by 
a Man for Exhibiting on the Wire, £0..15..0 (1107). 

Adjourned to Saturday the 16th. Inst. 

October 16th, 1790. 
The Special Commissioners met. Present : 

George Franciscus. 
Robert Walsh. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
Patrick Bennett. 

1086 George Walker presented an Acct. for work done at the 
Causeway in Wilks Street, in March last, £1..12..6. 

1087 In consequence of a request in writing of this date by 
William Smith, John Merryman, Jesse Hollingsworth, and 
Nicholas Owings, to have the Gutter for the conveyance of 
the Water put on the outside of the Posts in Calvert Street ; 
and this board taking the same into consideration is of 
Opinion that in consequence of the Foot-way in that part 
of the Street being too narrow, the request of those Gen- 
tlemen is reasonable. 

Resolved therefore, that the Gutter for the conveyance 
of the Water may be put on the outside of the Posts now 



BALTIMORK CITY 127 

standing" from the South side of Wat-er & Calvert Streets, as 
far as the line of the Town runs at the expense of the afore- 
said Gentlemen. 

The Special Commissioners having called a Special Meet- 
ing for the purpose of giving some order respecting the 
paving Rogers's Alley. 
Present : John Hammond. 

MiCh'l DlFFE;NDi:RFFliR. 

George Franciscus. 
Joshua Barney. 

1088 Resolved that liberty be granted to pave the said Alley, 
after the Commissioners have fixed on the pitch of said 
Alley at the expense of the Petitioners. 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 30th. Inst. 

Novemr. 3rd, 1790. 
The Special Commissioners met. Present: 

MiCh'l DiFFENDAFFER. 

John Hammond 
John Mickle. 
George Franciscus. 

1089 John Hammond presented an Account for work done by 
his Cart in Wilkes Street, per Agreemt., £15..0..0 (1094). 

1090 Michael Diffendaffer pfesented an Account for Materials 
and painting the Bridge, £7.. 10.. 10. 

1091 Gave Hezekiah Waters an order on Acct. his Salary due 
1st. Oct. last, £30..19..0 (1099). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 13th. Inst- 

November 13th, 1790. 
The Special Commissioners met. Present: 

Mich'l DiffenderFFER. 
John Hammond. 
Robert Waesh. 
Patrick Bennett. 
John Micklk. 
George Franciscus. 



128 RECORDS OF 

1092 Mr. Caleb Smith presented an Account for repairs done 
at the lower Bridge, £1..0..8. 

1093 Mr. Peter Steels presented an Account for Bolts used at 
the Causeway Wharf e, £2..3..0. 

Adjourned 'till Saturday the 4th. December. 

December 4th, 1790. 
The Special Commissioners met: Present: 

Robert Walsh. 
John Mickle. 
Patrick Bennett. 
Mich'l Difeenderffer. 

1094 Gave Mr. John Hammond an order for Work done by his 
Cart at Sundry places, per Acct., 10..6..0. 

1095 Gave John Mickle an order for work & Materials, per 
Acct., 4..7..3 (1113). 

Adjourned 'till the first Saturday in Jany., 1791. 

Jany. 9th, 1791. 
The Special Commissioners met. Prest. : 

John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
Robert Walsh. 
John MicklE. 

1096 Mr. Peter Detersley presented an Account for repairs 
done in Howard Street. Amount per Account, £1..4..2. 

1097 Mr. John Jalland presented an account for work done at 
the Causeway in Wilks Street. Amt. per Acct., £3..0..11. 

Jany. 22nd., 1791. 
The Special Commissioners met. Prest. : 

John Mickle. 
John Hammond. 
Robert Walsh. 
Mich'l Difeenderffer. 
George Franciscus. 

1098 John A. Hamilton presented an Account for work done 
in Pratt Street. Amt., £3..8..3. 



BALTIMORE) CITY 129 

1099 Resolved that Hez. Waters be and is hereby appointed 
to Assess the Billiard Tables in Balto. Town (1100). 

1100 Gave Hezekiah Waters an order for the balance of his 
Salary due the 1st. October, 1790, £17..1..0 (1105). 

Adjourned to Saturday 5th. Feby. 



Baltimore 5th, February, 1791. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

John MicklE. 
John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 
Robert W^vesii. 

1101 It having been again represented to this ])oard that the 
part of Pratt Street between Hanover & Sharp Streets is in 
very bad order, and almost impassable. 'Tis therefore the 
Opinion of this board that the same ought to be paved. 

Adjourned to Saturday next. 

February 13th, 1791. 
Commissioners met. Prest. : 

Robert Waesh. 
John Hammond. 
John Mickle. 
Micii'l Diffendereeer.- 
George Franciscus. 

1102 William Newton presented an Account for serving five 
Warrants & four Summons, 0..17..6. 

1103 James Allen presented an Acct. for sundry repairs & Ma- 
terials, at Howard Street, £1..5..5. 

1104 Mr. George Franciscus being charged by the Sheriff of 
Balto. County & Attorneys, with the Costs of Sundry Suits 
commenced by the Sped. Commissioners agt.* Jacob Small,, 
George Welsh, George Wherly & Others. — ordered that Mr. 
Franciscus have an order for the Amount 878 lb. Tobo.j-, @. 
12/6, £5..9..9. 

Adjourned to Saturday the 19th. Inst. 



*Against. 
tTobacco. 



130 RECORDS OF 

Baltimore, 19th February, 1791. 
Commissioners met, agreeable to Adjournment. Present : 

John Hammond. 
John Mickle. 
Micii'e Diffenderffer. 
Ror.ERT Walsh. 
George Franciscus. 
1105 It appearing that the business to be transacted by this 
board hereafter will not require as frequent attendance, or as 
much business for the Clerk as heretofore — 'tis therefore the 
unanimous opinion of the members present, that the salary 
of the Clerk ought to be considerably reduced, — and as it 
appears to be inconvenient for the present Clerk, Hezekiah 
Waters, to give the necessary attendance ; and that he is 
iniwilling to serve for the reduced price in the contempla- 
tion of the board. — Resolved therefore that another Clerk 
be appointed (1106). 

Adjourned to Saturday next. 

February 26th, 1791. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

John Hammond. 
John Mickle. 
Mich'l Diffenderffer. 
George Franciscus. 
Patrick Bennett. 
Robert Walsh. 

1106 Agreeable to the resolution, at the last meeting, to appoint 
another Clerk, Mr. John Weatherburn is appointed to trans- 
act the business of Clerk for this board, for which he is to 
be allowed Twenty pounds. Current money per Annum 
(1117, 1355). 

1107 Permission being given to Messrs. West and Bignall to 
exhibit in Public, for which they have paid the Sum of 
Five pounds — John Traverse the Collector is to be charged 
with that sum (1108). 

1108 John Traverse is also to be charged with the sum of 
Two pounds whicli he received for John Killen's Chimney 
being on fire (1109). 



Baltimore; city 131 

Baltimore 26th, February, 1791. 

1109 Information is given by John Traverse that the Chimney 
of Cumberland Dugan, in Water Street, has been on fire the 
21st Instant (1110). 

1110 Also that the Chimney of Lockwood, at Fells-Point 
was on Fire about the 22nd instant, Witness, Thomas Long 
Taylor at Fells-Point and John Lewis (1112) (1116). 

nil An order on the Treasurer has been given to John Kipp 
for half days work on Pratt Street for five Shillings 
£0..5..0. 
Adjourned to Saturday next. 

Baltimore, 5th Mar., 1791. 
Special Commissioners Mett. Present: 

John Mickle. 
John Hammond. 
Patrick Bennett. 
George Franciscus. 
Robert Walsh. 

1112 Permission being given to Mr. Morrison to Exhibit the 
Magic Lanthorn and Dexterity of Hand for thirty five Shil- 
lings, and the Collector, John Traverse, is to be charged 
therewith, £1..15 (1114). 

1113 John Mickle presented an Account for work done on Sun- 
dry Streets. Amount thirteen pounds seven shillings and six 
pence — for which an order is drawn on the Treasurer, 
£13..7..6. 

1114 Joh" Traverse to be charged with eight pounds five shil- 
lings which he reed, for seized Hogs per his Accot., £8..5..0. 
(1116). 

1115 Samuel Vincent to be Charged with thirteen pounds ten 
Shillings which he received from Philip Graybell late Sherifif 
being fines received of sundry persons for Selling Liquors 
without License, £13. .10. 

1116 John Traverse to be charged with Six pounds received 
from Catherine Usher, Edward Murry & Adam Fonerden, 
viz. : two pounds each, being fines for having their Chimnies 
on fire, £6. 

Also to be charged with two pounds for Luther 
Martin's Chimney on fire; two pounds for Jacob Rothrock's 



132 RECORDS OF 

do. ; two pounds for Leigh Masters's do., two pounds lor 
Samuel Owings's do. ; total, £8. 

Also to be charged with two pounds for Widow Inloes's 
do., two pounds for William Dalrymple's do. ; total, £4 
(1118). 

Baltimore, 5 March, 1791. 
1117 John Weatherburn the present Clerk is requested to waite 
on Mr. Hezekiah Waters late Clerk, and receive from him 
such things as he has in his possession belonging to this 
Board ; also to provide Six quire of paper for the use of this 
Board, and to procure a Trunk or Box (with Lock and Key) 
of size sufificient to contain all the Books and Papers be- 
longing to this Board, and the expense for said paper & Box 
or Trunk shall be paid by the Treasurer of this Board 
(1191). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday 12th Inst., 1791. 



Baltimore, 12th. March, 1791. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present: 

John Hammond. 

Robert Walsh. 

Mich'l Diffenderffer. 

John Mickle. 
Adjourned untill Saturday 26th. Inst. 

Baltimore, 26 March, 1791. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present : 

Mich'l Diffenderffer. 
John Hammond. 
Robert Walsh. 
George Franciscus. 
Patrick Bennett. 
John Mickle. 
1118 John Traverse to be charged with forty Shillings, to be 
collected from Wm. Cowin on Fells point for his Chimney 
being on fire, witness Wm. Johnson (1121). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday 9th April, 1791. 



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Baltimore, 9th April, 1791. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present: 

John Hammond. 
Patrick Bknnett. 
Robert Walsh. 
Gkorge Franciscus. 
John Mickle;. 

MiCh'l DiFFUNDERFFER. 

1119 Caleb xA.rnest presented an Accot. for work done at the 
Lower Bridge and at the Upper or Griffith's Bridge Amot., 
£2..1..6 same time gave an order for the same on the Treas- 
urer. 

1120 Mr. John Bickham having been charged with one year's 
Tax on a Billiard Table for the year 1789— did on the 26 
March, 1791, make oath before George G. Presbury Esquire, 
that he kept a Billiard Table from some time in July in 
the said year 1789 and not before. Therefore Resolved that 
the said John Bickham be chargable with half a year's tax 
for the said year 1789 and not more. 

1121 John Traverse to be charged with forty Shillings to be 
Collected from Baltzer Shaffer, for his Chimney being on 
fire — said J. Traverse witness, £2..0..0, the same to be 
Collected from John Holmes for his Chimney being on fire, 
John Moale, Esquire, witness, £2..0..0 (1122). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday 23d, April, 1791. 



Baltimore 23d April, 1791. 
Commissioners Met. Present. 

Mich'l Diffenderfffr. 
Patrick Bennett. 
George Franciscus. 
John MicklE. 
Robert Waesh. 

1122 Colo. Robert Ballard fined forty Shillings for his Chimney 
being on fire, which he acknowledges, S. Owings witness. 
Charge John Traverse, £2..0..0 (1123). 



134 RECORDS OF 

1123 Doctor Joiner fined forty Shillings for his Chimney being 
on fire, James Sterett, witness. Charge J. Travcres with 
£2..0..0 (1124). 

1124 John Hickthrop is fined two pounds for his Chimney 
being on fire, Thomas McElderry, witness. Charge J. 
Traverse with £2..0..0 (1125). 

1125 Daniel Diffenderffer is fined two pounds for his chimney 
being on fire, witness George Sheafer. Charge J. Traverse 
with £2..0..0 (1132). 

1126 Mr. John Thompson having been charged with one year's 
Tax for a Billard Table in 1790, he did on the 23d April 
Inst, before George G. Presbury, Esqu., make oath that his 
Table was erected on the 16th or 18th June, 1790, and not 
before. Therefore Resolved that said John Thompson be 
charged with half a year's tax only for the year 1790. 

1127 Peter Weary presented an Accot. for hauling 71 Loads 
gravel on the Streets at Fels point, @ 9d per Load, and gave 
an order for the same £2.. 13. .3 (1134). 

1128 James Alexander presented an Acct. for 6 days Labour @ 
fells point, £1..2..6 (1136). 

1129 Adam Reese, ditto, for hauling 97 Loads Gravel @ do., 9d, 
1..0..3 (1139). 

1130 John Wisebaugh, ditto, for hauling 50 Loads do., 9d, 
1..17..6 (1135). 

1131 George Lauderman, ditto, for hauling 100 Loads do., 9d, 
3..15..0 ai37). 

Orders drawn on the Treasurer for each of those Accts. 

1132 Gave John Traverse (1133) an order for money paid Jury 
on Trial of James Brown at Suit of this Board, one pound 
four shillings, £1..4..0 (1179). 

1133 A List of Tavern Keepers in Baltimore Town who took 
Licence at September Term 1790 for one year, was made out 
and laid before the present meeting, Viz.: 68 at £5. each, 
£340..0..0; also an additional List of 9 who took Licence at 
March Term 1791, untill Sci)teml)er following is 6 months, 
@ £2..10 each, 22..10..0; total, £362..10..0. and the said List 
of Taverns was then addressed to the Treasurer as follows : 
Sir: 

Please to charge John Traverse. Collector, with the above 
sum of three hundred and Sixty two pounds ten shillings in 



BALTIMORE CITY 135 

your accounts for the Special Commssrs.. James Sterett, 
Esqr, Treasurer. 

Signed : 

Robert Walsh, 
Patrick Bennett. 
John MickeE. 
George Franciscus. 

Special Commissioners. 
The Clerk was directed to give the said List of Taverns 
to the Treasurer. 

Adjourned 'till Saturday 7th, May, 1791. 

Baltimore, 7th May, 1791. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present : 

Robert Walsh. 
John MicklE. 
Patrick Bennett. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendaffer. 
George Franciscus. 

Sundrie persons presented accots. for work done on the 
Streets, for which they respectively received orders on the 
Treasurer, Viz. : 

1134 Peter Wery, for hauling 158 Loads gravel, @ 9d, £5..11..0 
(1142). 

1135 John Wisebaugh, for hauling 12 ditto, 9d, ..9..0 (1144). 

1136 James Alexander, for 7^/^ days labour, 3/9, 1..8..1^ 
(1145). 

1137 George Lauderman, for hauling 105 Loads, 9d, 3.. 18.. 9 
(1143). 

1138 Frederick Decker, for Scantling & Hauling used Howard 
Street, ..12..3. 

1139 Adam Reese, for hauling 70 Loads, 9d, 2..12..6. 

1140 Resolved that a Small Stone Bridge be built in South 
Street, near the Rope-Walk, leading into Town from the 
Philadelphia road, under the Direction of Michael Diffen- 
derffer, Patrick Bennett & Robert Walsh. 

1141 John Traverse is hereby appointed to assess the Car- 
riages, Plorses, Carts, Waggons, Drays and Billiard Tables, 



136 RFXORDS OF 

& render an Accot. thereof, and of the Tavern Licences in 
Baltimore-Town, for which he shall be allowed twenty Dol- 
lars. This assessmt. for the present year, 1791 (1217). 
Adjourned untill Saturday 21st Inst. 

Baltimore, 28 Alay, 1791. 
Special Commissioners Alet. Present: 

Mich'l Diffendkrffkr. 
John Mickle. 
Patrick Bennett. 
George Franciscus. 
Robert Walsh. 
Sundry persons presented Accounts for work done on the 
streets, for which they respectively received orders on the 
Treasurer, Viz. : 

1142 Peter Wery, for Hauling 7 Loads Gravel, @ 9d, £0..5..3. 

1143 George Louderman, for hauling 59 do., 9d, 2. .4.. 3. 

1144 John Wisebaugh, for hauling 12 do., 9d, ..9..0. 

1145 James Alexander, for 6 days Labour, 3/9, 1..2..6. 

1146 James Fortune, for 150 feet Scantling, 12/6, ..18.. 9. 

1147 Ben Jefiferis a Negro, for Carting 3y2 days, 10/. 1..15..0 
(1178). 

1148 Henry K,rinkle, for do. 2 days, 10/, 1..0..0 (1174). 

1149 Ben a Negro, for Labour, 5 days, 3/9, 18..9. 

1150 Joseph Osborn, for do. 2 days, 3/9, 7. .6. 

1151 Richard Beazo, for do. 3 days, 3/9, 11. .3 (1166). 

1152 Jacob Wheeler, for overseeing 1 day. 5/, ..5..0 (1154). 

1153 David Stodder; for a Cart 10 days, 7/6, 3..15..0. 

1154 Jacob Wheeler, for carting 2 days, 10/, 1..0..0 (1177). 
Accounts produced for which orders were not drawn, 

viz. : 

1155 Benj. Wells, for 2% days Carting, @ 10/, £1..8..9 (1176). 

1156 Negro Adam, 5 days Labour, 3/9, ..18..9 (1157). 

1157 Negro Sam, 4>^ days Labour, 3/9, ..16.. 10^4 (1164). 

1158 Negro James, 1^ days Labour, 3/9, ..5. .7^ (1165). 

1159 Thomas Beal, 2 days overseeing, 5/, ..10..0 (1170). 
Total, 4..0..0. 

1160 Application is made to the Board by Captain David Stod- 
der for an exclusive privilege to Collect and carry away the 
dirt from all the paved part of the Streets, from Calvert 



Baltimore; city 137 

Street inclusive, to Jones's Falls for one year and engages 
to keep them clean and in good order for that consideration. 
This Board considering that it may save the expense of 
paying a scavenger for that time, have granted his request, 
Viz. : Resolved that Captain David Stodder have an ex- 
clusive privilege to collect and carry away all such dirt or 
Manure as may be in any or all of tlie paved Streets 
between Calvert Street inclusive, & Jones's Falls, and east- 
ward of Jones's Falls, provided he keeps the said streets in 
such clean and good order as shall be satisfactory to this 
Board, for one year from the date hereof (1381). 

1161 Mr. Hezekiah Waters's Accot. was made out (balance 
due this board, £26) and inclosed to him, proposing a refer- 
ence in case of his objecting to the Accot. (1346). 

Adjourned untill Saturday 4 June, 1791. 

Baltimore, 11th June, 1791. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present : 

Patrick Bennett. 
Mich'e Diffendereeer. 
John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 
John MickeE. 

Sundry Persons presented Accounts as follows, Vizt. : 

1162 Thomas Skipper, for hauling 23 loads Gravel in Green St., 
@ 9d, £0..17..3; and 11 Loads do. in Bridge St., 9d ..8..3. 

1163 Philip Wehner, for Sundry Carpenter's work & Timber, 
6..0..11. 

1164 William Asquith, for his Men's Labour, 16 days, 3/9, 
4..I5..7/2 (1182). 

1165 James Bakei, for his Man, 11 days, 3/9, 2..1..3 (1184). 

1166 Richard Beaso, 5 days, 3/9, 18..9 (1181). 

1167 Martin Segacy, 7^ days, 3/9, 1..8..9. 

1168 William Clarke, 1>4 days, 3/9, 5..7>4. 

1169 Robert Willson, 2j^ days, 3/9, 8..9 (1206). 

1170 Thomas Beal, overseer, 11 3^ days, 5/, 3..7..6 (1190). 

1171 Robert Rice, 4>^ days, 3/9, 16..10><. 

1172 John Patrick presented an Accot. for labour, 2^ days, 
£b..lO..O. 



138 RECORDS OF 

1173 Carson alias McCausland, for his man, 4 days, ..15..0 
(1183). 

1174 Henry Krinkle, for Carting, 3>4 days, 10/, 1..15..0 (1175). 

1175 ditto, for ditto, S^^ days 10/, 2..15..0 (1189). 

1176 Benjamin Wells, for ditto, A]/, days, 10/, 3..13..9 (1198). 

1177 Jacob Wheeler, for ditto, 9^ days, 10/, 4..15..0. 

1178 Benja. Jefferis, for ditto, 3>4 days, 10/, 1..15..0 (1185). 

1179 John Traverse, for fees paid & Serving Warrants, &c., 
..5.. 10. 

1180 Archibald Shaw, for Wharfing and logs in Albemarle 
Street, 22..13..0. 

Last Meeting at Mr. Jacob Rothrock's. 
Adjourned 'till Saturday 18th. Inst., June, 1791. 

Baltimore, 25 June, 1791. 
Special Commissioners Met at the House of Daniel Dif- 
fenderffer. Present : 

Robert Walsh. 
Mich'e Diffendaeeer. 
Patrick Bennett. 
George Franciscus. 

Sundry persons presented accounts as follows : 

1181 Richard Beazer, for 7^ days Labour, @, 3/9, £1..8..1^ 
(1204). 

1182 William Asquith. for his Man, 8 days, 3/9. 1..10..0 (1203). 

1183 Andrew Carson, for his Man, 10 days, 3/9, 1..17..6 (1205). 

1184 James Baker, his Man, 12 days, 3/9, 2..5..0 (1202). 

1185 Ben jefferis, for his Man, 9^4 days, 3/9, 1..15..7^. 

1186 James Dawson, 1^ days, 3/9, 5. .7^ (1195). 

1187 John Madden, 3^ days, 3/9, 14.. 1 (1200). 

1188 Edward Carroll, 2 J/, days, 3/9. 9. Ay. (1210). 

1189 Henry Krinkle, 5>4 days Carting, 10/, 2..15..0 (1211). 

1190 Thomas Beale, lOj^ days overseeing, 6/, 3..3..0. 

Ditto — deficient in 13^/^ days some time past when he was 
allowed only 5/; add 1/ is 13..6, £3..16..6 (1212). 

1191 John Weatherburn. for a Trunk, 9/; 5 quire paper, 5/, 
& one quarter's Salary, 100/: 5..14..0 (1302). 

1192 Jacob Rothrock. for the L^se of Room & Light 7 mo., 
2..18..4 (1328). 



BALTIMORE CITY 189 

1193 Benjamin Spencer, for Building a Bridge, &c., per Accot., 
amt., 29..11..5. 

1194 David MclVIechen, for Fees per Accot., 2 orders, 20/ ea., 
2..0..0. 

Adjourned to this day two weeks. 

Baltimore, 9th July, 1791. 
Special Commrs. Mett. Present: 

Robert Walsh. 
John MicklE. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffendlrffer. 
Patrick Bennett. 
George Franciscus. 

Sundry persons presented Accots. as follows : 

1195 James Dawson, for 1 days labour at Bridge Smith Street, 
£0..3..9. 

1196 James Mason, for ^ days do. at do., 2. .9^. 

1197 William McCreary, for 40 feet plank, 3. .4. 

1198 Benjamin Wells, for work done Sundry places including 
all he has done, 3.. 5..0 (1349). 

1199 Matthew McMahon, for SjA days labour, 3/9, 1..0..7>4 
(1239). 

1200 John Madden, for 9 do., 3/9, 1..13..9 (1225). 

1201 Edward Carroll, for 9^ do., 3/9, 1..16..3 (1226); 

1202 James Baker's Negro Prime's, 10;^ do., 3/9, 1..19..4i4 
(1228). 

1203 AVilliam Asquith's negro Adam, 11^4 do., 3/9, 2..3..13/2 
(1227). 

1204 Richard Beazer. 8 do., 3/9, 1..10..0. 

1205 Andrew Carson's negro Watt, 8 do., 3/9, 1..10..0 (1230). 

1206 Robert Wilson, 3>4 do., 3/9, 13..1>4 (1237). 

1207 Patrick Bryan, 2 do., 3/9, 7..6. 

1208 Richard Eves, 1 do., 3. .9. 

1209 Thomas Skeets, 6>^ do, 3/9, l.A.AjA (1229). 

1210 Jacob Harp, for Carting, 5 do., 10/, 2..10..0 (1256). 

1211 Henry Crankle, for do, Sj^ do., 10/, 2..15..0 (1240). 

1212 Thomas Beal, for overseeing 11^ days, 6/. 3..9..0 (1242). 

1213 John Micklc, for work done Charles Street. 1..1..4 (1214). 



140 RKCOUDS OF 

1214 J'»lin Mickle, for Earth Carted to the Markett House, 
3.. 10./) (1305). 

1215 The Coinniissioners now present — resolve to meet in 
Low Street in that part of Baltimore on the east Side 
Jones's falls, in order to regulate the Streets in that part 
of the Town, by perticular request of the Inhabitants pos- 
sessing property there on Tuesday next the 12th Instant. 

1216 And on thursday following to meet in L,ee & Forrest Streets 
at the Head of the Bason to make regulations in those 
Streets Complaints having been made by Mr. Christopher 
Hughes (1223). 

1217 Resolved that John Traverse be and is hereby continued 
collector for this Board, for the present Year 1791 (1218). 

1218 Charge John Traverse with 40/ to be collected from 
Francis De Block for his Chimney being on lire, and witness 
Jac. Rothrock (1219). 

1219 The Same from George Presstman for his Chimney being 
on fire (1220). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday 23rd. Inst. 

1220 Tuesday morning at the House of Mr. Robert Walsh one 
of the Board of Special Commissioners, Present Mr. Walsh, 
the Clerk, & John Traverse, Collector. July 12, 1791. The 
Account of John Traverse was Settled, Viz. : John Traverse 
to be charged with Cash reed, for Hogs sold, and heretofore 
not charged, £7..8..8; also to be charged with Cash received 
from Felix Kirk, 2..10..0. 

John Traverse claims the following Credits, Vizt. : 

Paid the Treasurer as per receipts appears, £923. .6. A. 

Insolvencies in the Horse & Carriage list of Taxes, 
124..0..0. 

Insolvencies in Billiard Tables do., 22..10..0. 

Insolvencies in Tavern Licences do., 13..10..0. 

Insolvencies in Chimney fines, 6.. CO. 

Property or half Crown Tax still to Colletc, 476.. 1.. 6. 

Commission on Collecting £923..6..4 (deducting 15.. 13. .8 
that much being reed, for hogs), 22.. 13.. 10. 

Allowance for Assessing in 1791, 7..10..0. 

1221 A Memorial and representation having been presented by 
a Majority of those persons holding property on that part 



BALTIMORE CITY 141 

of Charles Street between Chatham & Pratt Streets, shew- 
ing that the said Street is very much Cutt by heavy rains, 
and requesting- that, that part of Charles Street between the 
said Chatham & Pratt Streets may be paved. 

And Whereas a Law passed in the General Assembly of 
this State at November Session 1789, directing that no more 
than the Sum of Six Shillings and three pence per foot shall 
be Collected for paving any Street within this Town, and 
this board being of opinion that the paving in said Charles 
Street cannot be done for that Sum per foot and that there 
is no money in the Hands of the Treasurer to make up Said 
defficiency. which the said Street would require more than 
what the Law in the Said November Session 1789 has pro- 
vided. Resolved therefore, that the Said part of Charles 
Street, between Pratt and Chatham Streets, may be paved 
at the Expence of those persons holding property on the 
Same, and that this Board will give orders for Levelling and 
ascertaining the descent of said Charles Street. 



Baltimore, 23rd July, 1791. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present: 

RoBKRT Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Patrick Bknnett. 
Mich'l Diffknderi^fer. 
John Mickle. 
GijORGK Franciscus. 

1222 The Board reported that agreeable to a resolve of Last 
Meeting, the Board met on Tuesday 12th. Inst, on the east 
Side of Jones's falls, Vizt. in Low Street &c. — and did Ex- 
amine the situation of the Same, there being present : Robert 

1223 Walsh, Michael Diffenderfifer & Patk. Bennett. Also Met 
on Thursday 14th Instant on Hill, Lee & Forest Streets and 
did examine the Situation of said Street their being present 
Robert Walsh, John Micklc, Michael DiiTcnderffer, John 
Hammond & Patrick Bennett. 

Sundrv persons presented Accots. as follows. Vizt. : 

1224 John Hammond, for work done on the Causway per 
Accot.. £13.0..7'/ (1238). 



142 RECORDS OF 

1225 John Madden, for lOjA days labour on the Streets, @ 3/9, 
1..19..4>4 (1244). 

1226 Edward Carroll, for 10 days do., 3/9, 1..17..6 (1245). 

1227 Wm. Asquith, for 9y2 days do. his man, 3/9, 1.. 15. .7^/2 
(1252). 

1223 Tames Baker, for 11 J/1 days do. his man, 3/9, 2.. 3. .1^/2 
(1251). 

1229 Thomas Skeets, for 9>^ & 3^ days do, 3/9, 1..16..10>^ 
(1250). 

1230 Andrew Carson, for 11^ days do., 3/9, 2..3..1^. 

1231 Robert Freeman, for 2 days do., 3/9, ..7. .6. 

1232 James Collins, for 2 days do., 3/9, ..7. .6. 

1233 James Humphreys presented an Accot. for 2^^ days Labr., 
@3/9, £..9..4i^. 

1234 John Conner, do. for 9>4 do., 3/9, 1..15..7>^ (1246). 

1235 John Harrig-an do. for 7>^ do., 3/9, 1..8..1>1 (1247). 

1236 Patrick Obrien do. for lOy. do., 3/9, 1..19..4>1 (1249). 

1237 Robert Wilson do. for 3 do., 3/9, ..11.. 3 (1291). 

1238 John Hammond do., his man, 5 do., 3/9, ..18.. 9; do Horse 
& Cart, 3 do. Carting, @ 7/6, 1..2..6 (1253). 

1239 Matthew McMachen do. for 5>^ do. Labour, 3/9, 1..0..7^ 
(1267). 

1240 Henry Krinkle do. Horses & Cart 9^ do. Carting, 10/, 
4..15..0 (1255). 

1241 John Gwinn do. Horse & Cart 9^ do. Carting 7/6, 
3..9.Ay2 (1272). 

1242 Thomas Beale, do. for llj/^ days overseeing, 6/, 3..9..0 
(1257). 

1243 Jacob Stitcker do. for Scantling to make a Bridge Howd.* 
Street, 1..5..0. 

Adjourned 'till Saturday next 30th. Inst. 

Baltimore, 6th August, 1791. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present : 

Micii'l DiffenderFFER. 

John Micklf. 

John Hammond. 

George Fr.\nciscus. 
Sundry Persons presented Accounts as Follows: 

*Howard. 



Baltimore; city 143 

1244 John Aladden for Labour 8j4 days & ^rd day, @ 3/9, 
£1..10..11 (1259). 

1245 Edward Carroll, do. 9^ do., 3/9, 1..16..6 (1260). 
3246 John Connor, do. 11 do., 3/9, 2..1..3 (1268). 

1247 John Harrigan, do. 11 do., 3/9, 2..1..3 (1261). 

1248 John Dillon, do. 8 do., 3/9, 1..10..0 (1264). 

1249 Patrick O'Brien, do. 11^4 do., 3/9, 2..2..2 (1262). 

1250 Thomas Skeets. do. 11^4 do., 3/9, 2..2..2 (1265). 

1251 James Baker, for his man 11>4 do., 3/9, 2..2..2 (1266). 

1252 William Asqiiith's man. 2^ do., 3/9, 8.. 5. 

1253 1'^ .Alathew Davis, 1^4 do., 3/9, 4..8 (1263). 

1253 2'^ John Hammond his man 3^4 do. Labour. 3/9, 12.. 2. 

1253 3^ ditto. Horse & Cart 3%, 7/6, 1..4..4. 

1254 Henry Mitcheson, l^A do.. 3/9, 5. .7. 

1255 Henry Kunkle, Cart & 2 Horses 7^, 10/, 3..17..6 (1350). 

1256 Jacob Hart. do. do. 9>4, 10/, 4..15..0 (1352). 

1257 Thomas Beale, for overseeing 11^ days, 6/, £3..7..6 
(1273). 

1258 Hill Savage, for 2)22 feet Oak Plank, @ 20/, for repairing 
Bridges, £3..4..5. 

Adjourned untill Saturday 20th. August, Inst. 

^No. 1, 2, & 3 included in one order to Mr. Davis. 



Baltimore, 22nd. Augt., 1791. 
Special Commissioners Mett. Present: 

Robe:rt Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffe;nd^rffi3r. 
John Mickle. 
George; Franciscus. 

Sundry persons presented Accounts as follows, Vizt. : 

1259 John Madden, for Labouring in Hanover Street 9]/^ days, 
@ 3/9. £1..14..8 (1288). 

1260 Edward Carroll, for do 6^3 do., 3/9. 1..5..0. 

1261 John Harrigan, for do. 10^4 do., 3/9, 1..18..5 (1324). 

1262 Patrick Obrien, for do, 2^4 .do., 3/9, 8.. 5 (1213). 



144 RECORDS OF 

1263 Matthew Davis, for do 8 do., 3/9, 1..10..0 (1269). 

1264 John Dillon, for do. 6^ do., 3/9, 1..5..3 (1286). 

1265 Thomas Skeets, for do, 10 do., 3/9, 1..17..6 (1296). 

1266 James Baker, for do. his man 11^ do., 3/9, 2..3..9 (1290). 

1267 Matthew McMachen, for Labour, 5 do, 3/9, 18..9. 

1268 John Connor, for do. 5 do., 3/9, 18..9 (1285). 

1269 John Hammond, for do. his man, 3 do., 3/9, 11. .3 (1270). 

1270 Ditto, for Cart & Horse, 11^4 do., 7/6, 4..4..4j/^ (1278). 

1271 James Dixon, for do. & 2 Horses, 9^ do. 10/, 4.. 17.. 6 
(1298). 

1272 John Gwinn, for do., 1 do., 7/6, 7. .6. 

1273 Thomas Beale, for Overseeing, 11^ do., 6/, 3..10..0 (1281). 

1274 Caleb Ernest, for repairing the Upper & Lower Bridges, 
2..16..2. 

1275 Phili]:) Sumwalt, for Smith's work sharping Picks. &c., 
1..4..8. 

1276 Peter Puarea, for work & painting Middle Bridge, 8..1..2. 

1277 Frederick PIoss, for repairing a Bridge in Howard Street, 
4..0..3. 

1278 John Hammond, for repairing Holliday Street, ..15..0 
(1287). 

1279 Erasmuss Uhler, for timber, &c., to mend the Arch be- 
tween Hanover & Charles Streets, 2..11..3. 

1280 James Labes, for Stone delivered 1785, say 21^ Ton, 5/, 
5..6..8. 

1281 Thomas Beal Presented an Accot. for Cash paid John 
Gwinn, whicli was recovered from him by virtue of a war- 
rant l:)eing additional pay to said Gwinn of 2/6 per day, 
£1.. 17.. 3 "(1300). 

John Hammond order included his & Mat Davises Accots. 
making 7..0..7y2. 

1282 Resolved, that a Sum not exceeding twenty pounds be 
allowed for raising the Arch of the Bridge crossing Charles 
Street, and that the said work be done under the direction of 
Mr. John Mickle. and also, that Bridge Street be repaired 
under the direction or Mr. Robert Walsh (1334). 

Adjourned untill Saturday. 



BALTIMORE) CITY 145 

Baltimore, 3rd Septr., 1791. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present : 

John Mickle. 

Mich'l Diffenderffer. 

John Hammond. 

Patrick Bennett. 
Snndrie Persons presented Accots. as follows : 

1283 Charles Dehl, for 6 pieces Timber, £1.2. 

1284 Conrod. Grosh, for Smith's work from 14th July to 2nd 
Septr., included, 3. .2.. 3. 

Sundry Labourer's & Carters Accots. presented by T. 
Beale : 

1285 John Connor, for 1 day's Labour on the Streets, 3. .9 
(1304). 

1286 John Dillon, for 9>4 days do, 3/9, 1..16..6 (1307). 
Matthew Davis^^, for 3 days do, 3/9, 11..3. 

1287 John Hammond's^ Man Bill, for 6 days, 3/9, 1..2..6. 
John Hammond's'^ Cart & one Horse 1 day, 7/6, 7. .6 

(1337). 

1288 John Madden, 7>^ day's Labour, 3/9, 1..7..6 (1306). 

1289 John Toman, 8><, 3/9, 1..11.10. 

1290 James Baker's man Primis lOy., 3/9, 1..19..4 (1308). 

1291 Robert Wilson, 5, 3/9, 18..9. 

1292 Daniel O'Bryan, 5, 3/9, 18..9 (1309). 

1293 John Kern, 5, 3/9, 18..9 (1310). 

1294 Roger Ryan, 3, 3/9, 11. .3 (1315). 

1295 Robinson's Man Lewis, 10, 3/9, 1..17..6. 

1296 Thomas Skeets, for 8 days Labour, 3/9, £1..10..0 (1311). 

1297 Markes Foya, for 2^ days do., 3/9, 9..4 (1314). 

1298 James Dickson, for 11 days Carting 2 horses, 10/, 5..10..0 
(1318). 

1299 Samuel Long, for 8^ days do. do., 10/, 4..7..6 (1319). 

1300 Thomas Beale, for 11 days overseeing, 6/, 3..6..0 (1323). 
''One order drawn for Matthew Davis's, 11/3 ; John Ham- 
mond's man Bill, 22/6 ; and for John Hammond's Cart, 7/6, 
making all-together £2..1..3. 

1301 Resolved that the space between the upper and Lower 
Market Houses on the Marsh at the Intersection of Second 
Street be Paved, that the breadth of the said pavement be 
the same as the pavement now down in and on each side of 



146 RKcoRns OF 

the Upper Market House, that is to say. from the outside 
Gutter on the West side, to the outside Gutter on the east 
side of the said Market House ; and that the said paving be 
done under the direction of Mr. Michael Diffenderffer 8z Mr. 
James Long. 

This board proposes to meet on Monday evening the 5th 
Inst, to sign the orders for the several Accounts presented 
and entered this day. 

Adjourned. 

Baltimore, 7th. Septr., 1791. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present: 

Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond 
George Franciscus. 
Patrick Bennett. 

1302 John Weatherburn presented an Accot. for 3 months 
Salary due 26th. August last, £5..0..0 (1383). 

The several orders were signed for the Accounts presented 
and entered on the 3rd Instant. 

1303 Resolved, that ten pounds be allowed to repair Holliday 
Street and Fish street at their Intersection, under the direc- 
tion of Messrs. Englehard Yeiser & John Brown, overseers 
(1400). 

Baltimore, 10 Septr., 1791. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present: 

Robert Walsh. 
John MicklE. 
Patrick Bennett, 
John Hammond. 
George Franciscus. 
Mich'l Diffendafeer. 

1304 John Conner presented an Account for 4^4 days work 
done on the streets in August last, for which he has not 
received any order, an order was therefore given him, 
£0..16..10>4 (1313). 

1305 Gave John Mickle two orders for forty pounds thirteen 
Shillings and three pence. Viz.: (1456.) 



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1305 One for work done in Harrison Street and other places 

as per bill rendered, £20. .13. .3. 
1305 One for opening and raising the arch crossing Charles 

Street agreeable to a resolve of this Board the 22nd August, 

£20..0..0 (1338). 
Adjourned untill Saturday 17th. Inst., Sept. 



Baltimore, 17th. Septr., 1791. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present : 

John Hammond. 
Patrick Bennett, 
Mich'Iv Diffknderffer. 
Robert Walsh. 
George Franciscus. 

Sundry Persons presented accounts as follows, Vizt. : 

1306 John Madden, for 6% days Labour, 3/9, £1..5..4. 

1307 John Dillon, for 10^ days Labour, 3/9, 2..0..4. 

1308 James Baker, for his man 9^ & ^ days do., 3/9, 1..19..1. 

1309 baniel O'Brian, 3>^ do., 3/9, 13.1. 

1310 John Kern, 7% do., 3/9, 1..9..1. 

1311 Thomas Skeets, 10 do.. 3/9, 1..17..6. 

1312 Patrick O'Brian, 10^^ do., 3/9, 2..0..4. 

1313 John Connor, 3 do,, 3/9, 11. .3. 

1314 Marcus Foya, 6^ do., 3/9, 1..5..4. 

1315 Roger Rien, 4>4 do., 3/9, 16..10. 

1316 John Barr, 2^ do., 3/9, 10..0. 

1317 William Conningham, for 2 days Labour, 3/9, £7.. 6. 

1318 James Dickson, for 10^^ days Carting, 10/, 5..5..0 (1326). 

1319 Samuel Long, for 9>4 & ^ days do., 10/, 4..19..2 (1375). 

1320 John Brown, for 3^ days, 7/6, 1..6..3 (1331). 

1321 John Woods, for 7^ days, 7/6, 2..14..4 (1369). 

1322 William Morres, for 2 days, 10/, 1..0..0. 

1323 Thomas Beale, for 10;^ days overseeing, 6/, 3. .4.. 6 (1325). 

1324 John Harrigan, for two days Labour omitted in the over- 
seers last return, 7..6. 

1325 Thomas Beale, for Posts & Setting one, 7..6 (1359). 

1326 James Dickson, for 3 days paving, @ 6/, a Labourer to 
attend him 3 days, @ 3/9, 3 Loads Sand per Accot., 1..12..3, 



148 RECORDS OF 

1327 Simon Lawdigen, for Smith's work, ..6..0. 

N. B. — One order for Thomas Beale's two Accots., viz.: 
72/. 

September 21st, 1791. 

1328 At the House of Mr. Robert Walsh, present Air. Robert 
Walsh, Mr. James Sterett & the Clerks, examining the 
Books & Treasurer's Accots. it was discovered that an 
Order had been drawn in favour of Jacob Rothrock for 
£5..0..0 dated Novembr. 3rd, 1790, and not entered in this 
book, nor to the credit of the Treasurer. 

Baltimore, 27th. Sept., 1791. 
Special Commissioners Mett. Present: 

John Mickle. 
Robert Walsh. 
John Hammond. 
Mich'l Diffenderfeer. 
Patrick Bennett. 
George Franciscus. 

1329 An order was drawn authorizing the Treasurer, James 
Sterett, Esq., to pay Thomas Rutter, Esq., for costs of suit 
agst. James Brown & Philip Yeiser, £17..18..4. 

1330 And also an order to retain his Commission on £1123. .8.. 7 
at 1>4 per Cent, is 14..0..10. 

1331 John Brown presented an Accot. for £2.. 3.. 11 for which 
an order was drawn the 17th. Instant for £1..6..3 on Accot. 
and this evening for the Balance an order was drawn 0..17..8. 

1332 John Russell presented an Accot. for Carting done in 
Liberty Street, £1..5..0. 

1333 Information was given that Mrs. Gardner's Chimney was 
on fire 19th. Sept., 1791, witness John Chessroe — charge J. 
Traverse. Notice given. 

1334 On the representation of Mr. Erasmus Uhler that the 
West end of the Bridge crossing Charles Street is exposed 
above ground and that Carriages passing over the same will 
injure it, Mr. Uhler proposes to cover and secure the said 
Bridge with earth if this Board will allow him some com- 
pensation for the same. Resolved that three pounds be 
allowed Mr. Uhler for so doing. 

Adjourned until! Thursday at 4 o'Clock P. M. 29th. Inst. 



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Baltimore, 29 Sept., 1791. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present : 

Robert WaivS^. 
Patrick Bennett. 
John Mickee;. 
John Hammond. 
Robert Walsh. 
Mich'l Diffenderffer. 

Orders were drawn in favour of the following persons, 
Vizt. : 

1335 Mr. Michael Dififenderffer for 33 days attendance, @ 5/, 
£8..05..0. 

1336 Mr. Robert Walsh for 31 do., 5/, 7..15..0. 

1337 Mr John Hammond for 31 do., 5/, 7..15..0. 

1338 Mr. John Mickle for 28 do., 5/, 7..0..0. 

1339 Mr. George Franciscus for 28 do. 5/, 7..0..0. 

1340 Mr. Patrick Bennett for 22 do., 5/, 5..10..0. 

1341 Mr. Joshua Barney for 3 do., 5/, ..15..0. 
Special Commissioners 176 days 

1342 Mr. William McCreary, for Comptrolling Accots., 1..0..0. 

1343 Mr. George P. Keesports for ditto, 1..0..0. 

1344 Mr. John Weatherburn for ditto, 1..0..0 (1345). 

1345 John Weatherburn presented an Accot. proved, for Money 
advanced the Board of Commissioners in 1782 twenty five 
pounds — deducting from said sum the pavement in the front 
of the House he then occupied in Baltimore street con- 
taining 22^ feet front at 12/6 per foot, is fourten pounds 
one shilling & three pence the Balance, for which an order 
is drawn is £10..18..9 (1346). 

1346 Whereas Mr. Hezekiah Waters the late Clerk to this 
Board has neglected to post the Books and has left undone 
many things relative to that Office which have since been 
performed by John Weatherburn the present Clerk. Re- 
solved that the Sum of three pounds be paid to John 
Weatherburn for said services and that Mr. H. Waters be 
charged with the same, and that the Collector have the 
directions of this Board to collect the same from Mr. H. 
Waters together with the Balance due by him and that if 
Mr, Waters should refuse to pay those several sums, that 



150 RECORDS OF 

the Treasurer have orders to bring suit against him. 
j3^^ An order was drawn in favour of Daniel Diffenderffer for 

the use of his House and Candle from 25th. Septr., 1791, to 

this date is three months, @ 100/ per annum, £1..13..4. 
Sundry Accounts were presented, Vizt. : 
jg^g William Parks for carting 32 Loads earth, @ 8d, 1..1..8 

(1363). 
J349 Benjamin Wells, 6 do., 8d, 4..0. 
J350 Henry Krinkle, 45 do., 8d., 1..10..0 (1360). 
J351 Aquila Milden, 30 do., 8d., 1..0..0 (1364). 
J3J.2 Isaac Harp, 24 do., 8d, ..16..0 (1361). 

1353 John Bivan, 12 do., 8d, ..8.. (1365). 

1354 James Hughes, 22 do., 8d, ..14..8 (1362). 

Baltimore-Town, Saturday, 22nd October, 1791. 

1355 Agreeable to notice given by the Clerk in writing the new 
Elected members to compose the Board of Special Commis- 
sioners for Baltimore Town, Met at the House of Mr. Wil- 
liam Evans, and being waited on by George Salmon, Esq., 
they were Severally qualified by Oath or Affirmation to 
execute the said office and Duty of Special Commissioners 
for Baltimore-Town, Vizt. : 

Paul Bentalou. 
James Wignall. 
John HillEn. 
John Coulter. 
Joseph Blvys. 

Qualified by oath. 
John Mickle. 
John Brown. 

Qualified by affirmative. 

Tames Sterett, Esquire, as Treasurer ; John Weatherburn, 
as Clerk ; John Traverse, as Collector, were continued in 
their respective offices (1377). 

Permission was granted to some young Gentlemen 

(gratis) to exhibit the Tragedy of "Gustavus Vasta" with a 

Earce, &c., being ior a Charitable purpose. 

1356 The Clerk was requested to procure the original Law for 

the appointment of the Special Commissioners for Balti- 



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more Town and the several Supplements relative to the 
Same. vizt. : Eight Setts (1399). 
1357 And also to inform Thomas Dewitt that the Board will 
meet at his house on Saturday evening next the 29th. Inst, 
at Candle Lighting. 

Adjourned untill 29th. Inst, to meet at Thomas Dewitt's. 



Baltimore Town, Tuesday, 2nd. November, 1791. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present: 

John Hillen. 
John Brown. 
James Wignale. 
John Micklk. 
John Coulter. 
Joseph Biays. 

j35g Resolved that a Bridge near Mr. Hillen's Hay Scales in 
Stiger's addition to Baltimore Town, be repaired, and that 
the same be done by the direction of Mr. John Brown. 

1359 Sundrie persons presented Accounts for Carting done 
under Thomas Beale, Overseer, to 30th. September, 1791,. 
at Market House (1370). 

j3gQ Henr}' Krinkle for Carting 29 Loads, @ 8d, £0..19..4. " 

1361 Jacob Hart 18 do., 8d, 0..12..0. 

i3g2 James Hughes 110 do. 8d, 3.. 13. .4. '> 

i3g3 William Parks 104 do., 8d, 3..9..4. 

1364 Aquilla Mildue 75 do., 8d, 2..10..0. , 

1365 John Bivens 105 do., 8d, 3..10..0. 

1366 James Doughty, 17 do., 8d, 11. .4. 

1367 Daniel Hughes 44 do., 8d, 1..9..4. 

1368 James McFarren, 7 do., 8d, 4..8. 

1369 William Wood, say John R. Wood 73 do., 6d, 1..16..6. 

1370 Thomas Beale for overseeing 7 days, 6/, 2..2..0. 

1371 John Bull for overseeing 5 days, 6/, 1..10.,0; total, 
£22..7..10. 

Adjourned untill Saturday 5th. Inst, 



152 re:cords of 

Baltimore Town, 5th. November, 1791. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present: 

John Coulter. 
Paul Bdntalou. 
John Hillen. 
James Wignall. 
John Mickle. 

1372 John Traverse presented a List of Tavern K,eepers in 
Town as assesed by him amounting in number to 56, @ £5 
each is £280, with which Mr. Traverse must be charged. 

1373 Thomas Rutter, Esq.. solicited permission to have the 
privilege of gathering the manure and other dirt off certain 
Streets in Town. 

Adjourned untill Saturday 12th. Instant. 

Baltimore, Monday, 7th. November, 1791. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present: 

Paul Bentalou. 
James Wignall. 
John Hillen. 
John Mickle. 

1374 It having been proposed that the Clerk should draft a 
Petition to the Plon'ble the General Assembly. Praying an 
additional Tax per foot on every foot fronting on the streets. 
Lanes & Alley's to be paved — and rated in proportion to the 
different width of the said Streets, Lanes, & Alley's, and 
the said petition being this day presented to the Board — 
the same was by the present Board presented to Colo. Sam- 
nel Smith & David McMechen, Esquires, representatives in 
General Assembly for the Town of Baltimore requesting 
their patronage to the said Petition. 

Baltimore, Saturday 12th November, 1791. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present : 

John Brown. 

John MicklE. 

• John Hillen. 

James Wignall. 



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Sundry Accounts were presented as follows — Vizt. : 

1375 Samuel Long for carting 85 Loads dirt to Markett Space. 
8d, this was omitted by Theo. Beale in his last return, 
£2..16..8. 

1376 John A. Hamilton for repairing in Markett Street, tor 
stones, Sand, Labour, &c., 4..1L.0; total, £7..7..8 (1379). 

1377 Ordered that the Clerk give notice in the Alaryland Jour- 
nal & the Maryland Gazette — of John Travers being ap- 
pointed Collector to this Board, for the year 1791 (1392). 

1378 Charge John Traverse with 40/, to be collected from 
Jacob Echelberger and the same from William Evans, as 
fines for their Chimneys being on fire, the former on or 
about the 9th Instant witness John Newton & John Hassel- 
back — the Latter on this day witness John Brown Currier 
& William Jenkins — notice given. 

And also with the same to be collected from Thomas Beale 
for his Chimney being on fire about the 8th. Instant — notice 
given (1390). 

Adjourned till Saturday next, 19th. Inst. 



Baltimore, Saturday, 19th. November, 1791. 
Special Commissioners. Present: 

PauIv Bentalou. 
John Hillen. 
John Micki^e;. 
James Wignai^l. 
Joseph Biays. 

1379 John G. Hamilton presented an Accot. for Sundry paving 
done in Charles Street leading into Sundry alleys, &c., com- 
municating with said Street, amounting to £25..6..6. 

1380 Ordered that the Clerk give Notice in the Maryland Jour- 
nal & in the Gazette that proposals will be received on Sat- 
urday next from any person for cleaning the Streets of this 
Town (1381). 

Adjourned till Saturday next 26 Inst. 



154 RECORDS OF 

Baltimore, Saturday, 3rd. December, 1791. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present : 

PauIv Bentalou. 
John Hillen. 
John Mickle. 
James Wignall. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Brown. 

1381 Resolved, That Mr. David Stodder hath forfeited his 
exclusive right to carry the Manure and Dirt off the Streets, 
by neglecting to perform his contract in the premises (1382). 

1382 Sundry application having been made for Privilege to 
clean the streets of Baltimore Town pursuent to Notice given 
19th Ultio. (No. 1380). The Town was therefore divided into 
districts as follows, and let to the several persons whose 
names are thereto annexed for the term of one year com- 
mencing the 

First — (Trustees of Poor), As much of Baltimore Street 
as from the East side of Calvert Street, as far as the pave- 
ment extends in said Baltimore Street or may hereafter 
Extend within that period, — all the paved parts of Calvert 
Street, — Water Street to the westward of Calvert Street, — 
Public Alley, — Light Street, — Charles Street.- — and Pratt 
Street — or any other street lane or alley to the westward of 
said Calvert Street that is or may be paved before the 
expiration of this agreement is let to the Trustees of the 
Poor on the personal application of Messrs. Peter Hoffman, 
George Presstman & David Brown (Potter). 

Second — (John Gray), That part of Baltimore Street from 
the east side of Calvert Street to the East side of South 
Street, — and the paved parts of all the following Streets, &c.. 
\\z. — The Lane extending North from and Parallel with 
South Street. — Lovely Lane and Water Street between 
South and Calvert Streets, and any Street. Lane or Alley, or 
anv part thereof that may be paved in this district within the 
period or this agreement. Let to Mr. John Gray on the 
personal application of his Son. 



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Third — (Thos. McEMerry), That part of Baltimore Street 
from the east side of South Street to the east side of Gay 
Street — and the paved part of all the following Streets, &c., 
Vizt. — Gay street to the southward of Baltimore Street & 
Water Street between Gay & South Streets — and any Street 
Lane or Alley or any part thereof that may be paved in this 
district within the period of this agreement. Let to Mr. 
Thomas ^IcElderry on his personal application. 

Fourth (Thos. Rutter), That part of Baltimore Street, 
from the east side of Gay Street to the west side of Market 
Space, and the paved part of all the following Street, &c., 
V^izt. — Gay street north of Baltimore Street, — Bridge Street, 
and Frederick Street, and any Street, lane or Alley or any 
part thereof that may be paved in this District within the 
period of this Agreement. Let to Thomas Rutter, Esq., on 
his personal application. 

Fifth (James Sterling), That part of Baltimore Street, 
from the west side of Market Space or Harrison Street 
South to the Centre Bridge and the paved part of the follow- 
ing Streets, &c., Vizt. — Market Space or Harrison Street 
South, and Harrison Street North, and any Street, Lane or 
Alley or any part thereof that may be paved in this District 
within the period of this Agreement. Let to Mr. James 
Sterling on his personal application. 

(Commissioners to Scavengers), Resolved, that each of 
the contractors for cleaning and carrying away the dirt and 
Manure off the Streets, Sec, in Baltimore Town, Receive a 
Commission from the Clerk — naming the particular Streets, 
Lanes & Alleys let to each of the said Contracting parties 
respectively — that the said Commission be signed by the 
Clerk & Sealed with the Seal of this Board. 

(Scavengers to give Bond). Resolved, that each of the said 
Contracts for Cleaning said Streets in Baltimore Sign an 
obligation for the performance of said Contract — and the 
Clerk is hereby ordered to Draft obligations for that purpose 
(1384). 



156 RECORDS OF 

1383 John Weatherbiirn presented an Accot. for 3 months 
Salary due 26th Ulto. for which he received an Order, 
£5..0..0 (1430). 

Adjourned 'till Saturday next 10th. Instant. 

Baltimore, Saturday, 10th. December, 1791. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present : 

John HillEn. 
John Mickle. 
James Wignele. 
Paue Bentaeou. 
Joiix Brown. 

1384 The Clerk produced the several Commissions for the 
respective Contractors for cleaning the Streets, Lanes & 
Alleys as let to them per their respective Contracts in page 
168,* and the several Obligations drafted by him, intended to 
be signed by the said Contractors respectively — which being 
read, were approved and orders given to the Clerk to deliver 
their Commissions and get their Obligations executed by 
them respectively. 

1385 (Nuisances to be Removed), Resolved, that the Clerk 
give Notice in the Maryland Journal, the Gazette, and the 
Dayly Paper, of persons being appointed to carry the Dirt 
and Manure off the Streets, &c., and request all persons 
having any Lumber, Rubbish or any nuisance whatever 
lying on the Streets, &c., to remove the said Nuisances by 
the first day of January next on penalty of having the Law 
put in force against them ; and to publish such Clauses of 
the Act, entitled "An Act for the more effectual paving the 
Streets in Pjaltimore Town, &c.," as relates to the duty of 
the Scavengers, the penalties imposed on certain neglects 
and abuses, and the duty of the Citizens in promoting the 
Cleanliness & Health of the Town. 

1386 On the application of John Traverse complaining that 
Francis De Blocke refuses to pay his Chimney fine : Re- 
solved that the fine must be paid and all distinction avoided. 

1387 On the application of John Traverse relative to a Dray- 
man who has had a Dray about four months, and refuses 
to pay the tax untill he has been in possession of his dray for 



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BAI.TIMORK CITY 157 

one whole year. This board is of opinion that any person 
being in possession of a Dray or any other enumerated Tax- 
able Article at the time of taking the General assessment 
which being taken but once per annum, the person so pos- 
sessed must pay the stipulated tax. 

1388 Resolved, That John Traverse be, & he is hereby ap- 
pointed to detect and point out abuses of every Nature 
under the cognizance of this board and finable by Law, for 
which he shall be allowed over and above his Commission 
two Shillings for each abuse so pointed out by him, on 
which the penalty shall be recovered. 

1389 Mr. John Brown presented an account for Cash paid by 
him for Seven Copies of the Laws of November, 1782, & 
Seven Copies of the Laws of November, 1789, being one 
copy of each Session for each member of this Board, and 
for which he received an Order on the Treasurer, £5..3..1. 

John Weatherburn, Clerk. 
Adjourned. 

Baltimore, 17th. December, 1791. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present: 

John Hillen. 
James Wignall. 
John Mickle. 
John Brown. 

Charge John Travers with Sundry fines to be Collected 
by him, Vizt. : 

1390 Christian Wine for his two Chimney's on fire 28. Novr., 
1791, witness Martin Fletcher & Jacob Stidger ; John Starck 
for his Chimney being on fire 13th Instant, witness Gabl. 
Gill, 40/ each Chimney (1394). 

1391 Charge John Traverse with the amount of a Bond given 
by him to the Board dated 1791 for £489; being 
the Horse Tax & Carriage tax, £314..0..0; Billiard Table 
Tax, 175..0..0; total, 489..0..0. 

1392 Ordered that the Clerk give Notice that John Traverse is 
appointed to Collect the Taxes for Paving Charles Street, 

1393 Resolved that Mr. Alexander Placide (who was permitted 
to exhibited Tumbling & Rope Dancing by this Board the 



158 RRCORDS OF 

26th Ultio. on paying Six Dollars for each performance) pay 
for each performance after the 10th Instant the Sum of four 
Dollars and that John Traverse Collect the Same (1396). 
Adjourned till Saturday 31st. Inst. 



Baltimore, 31st. December, 1791. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present: 

John Hille;n. 
Paul Bentalou. 
Jamus Wignall. 
John Mickle. 
Joseph Biays. 

1394 Charge John Traverse with Gibson's (Carpenter) fine for 
his Chimney being on Fire Instant, witness Andw. Scott 
& Cath. Butler, 40/. 

1395 Thomas Sheppard presented an Accot. for Smith's work 
done in Septemr., 1791. Amount & order given, 16/. 

1396 Mr. Alexander Placide having complained that his Exhi- 
bitions in Tumbling, &c., was not much encouraged and 
that Six dollars for each Exhibition was too severe — there- 
fore resolved that he pay four Dollars for every exhibition 
from his commencement as long as he may continue to per- 
form. 

Charge John Traverse with five Exhibitions of Mr. 
Placide, @ 30/ each. 

1397 Resolved that a Person, Mr. Causey, Exhibiting Scripture 
pieces at John Millers in Bridge Street be fined four Dollars 
for Exhibiting without permission, and that he be fined four 
Dollars for every Exhibition hereafter untill he get legal 
permission from this Board — or from one of the Special 
Commissioners untill this Board Meet, and John Traverse 
is to be charged with the said fine of 4 Dollars (1401). 

1398 Resolved that Mr. Bowen who is now Exhibiting Wax- 
Figures at Mr. John Starck's, have permission for the said 
Exhibition & that he pay for the same £5 for the time he 
may continue in Town — charge John Traverse with same 
£5 (1402). 



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1399 Resolved that the Clerk obtain Eight Copies of the Laws 
of the present Session for the use of this Board. 
Adjourned untill this day two weeks. 

John Weatherburn, Clerk. 



Baltimore, 14th. January, 1792. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present : 

Joseph Biays. 
John HillEn. 
John Brown. 

Paul Blntalou. 
Jamls Wignall. 

1400 John Brown & Englehard Yeiser received a resolve of the 
Board 7th September Last — allowing them ten pounds for 
repairing the Street at the intersection of Holliday & Fish 
Street, they the said John Brown & Englehard Yeiser — 
have this evening applyed and exhibited an Account of the 
Expenses of said repairs and requests a further allowance; 
the Board therefore resolve that Mr. John Brown of this 
Board, Mr. Mickle, Mr. Hillen be and are appointed to view 
the premises before any further allowance be made ; and 
report to next Meeting (1413). 

1401 Mr. Causey, who is Exhibiting Scripture peices in Town 
having paid four Dollars as a fine for Exhibiting the said 
peices without permission ; Resolved that he have permis- 
sion to continue the said Exhibition on paying the further 
sum of one Dollar. 

1402 Mr. Bowen applyed to have his Tax reduced this Board 
on a further consideration thinks his Tax reasonable, it is 
therefore continued agreably to Resolve of Last meeting. 

1403 Araballa Young is fined 40/ — for her chimney being on 
fire the 12th Inst., witness, Briscoe. Charge John 
Traverse with the same, with Bowen's Tax, & with Mr. 
Causey's further tax of 7/6. 

John Weatherburn, Clerk. 
Adjourned till 28th. Inst. 



160 RECORDS OF 

Baltimore, 28 Januar}^ 1792. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present: 

Paul Bkntalou. 
John Hillen. 
James Wignell. 
John Mickle. 

1404 John Traverse having warranted Gibson a Carpenter for 
his Chimney fine, and for want of Sufficient proof he was 
non-suited and paid cost 7/5, for which he presented an 
Accot. & received an order, £0..7..5 (1448). 

1405 Charge John Traverse with following Chimney fines, 
Vizt. : 

Abraham Stenaman 1 Chimney, witness Dan Breton, 40/, 
21st ; Gen. O. H. Williams 1 do., witness John Mowton, 40/ ; 
with thirty one fines imposed to enforce the removal of 
nuisances out of the Streets, at 5/ each, £7..15..0; deducting 
2/ for each fine his Commission. 3..2..0; balance, 4..13..0. 

1406 The Commissioners proceeded to appoint a Committee of 
three to meet a Committee from the Board of Port Wardens 
to digest and form a Scheme of a Lottery agreably to an 
Act of the General Assembly of this State passed last Ses- 
sion authorizing said Lottery, &c. 

Messrs. Paul Bentalou, John Hillen & Joseph Biays were 
appointed on said Committee. 

1407 Resolved that the members now present meet at Mr. 
John Mickle's on some day before next meeting in order to 
waite on the Attorney General to have his opinion & in- 
structions relative to the Law setting the assize of Bread 
(1410). 

1408 A Petition was presented to this Board by Mr. James 
Long signed by sundry Inhabitants residing in Baltimore 
Street between South & Gay Streets — requesting that a 
Pum}) be Sett in the said Square. — The said Petition not 
being signed by a Sufficient Number of Property Holders in 
the said Square — is returned to Mr. Long in order to obtain 
the number of Signers being property holders — required by 
Law (1418). 

Adjourned untill this night two weeks. 

John Weatherburn. Clerk. 



Baltimore: city 161 

Baltimore. 11th February. 1792. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present : 

Paul Blntalou. 
John Hillen. 
James Wignall. 
John Mickle;. 
Jose;ph Biays. 
John Brown. 
John Coultlr. 

1409 John Mickle presented an Accot. for money paid for lining 
a part of the Plat of Baltimore with Linen including the cost 
of the Linen, &c.. £0..7..2 (1411). 

1410 A Committee having been appointed last Meeting to waite 
on Luther Martin. Esq., Attorney General, to get his opinion 
relative to the Law setting the assize of Bread, &;c. — the 
said Committee report that they have repeatedly waited on 
Luther Martin, Esq.. but have not yet obtained his opinion 
thereon (1412), 

1411 John Mickle presented an Accot. for filling and Leveling 
Hanover Street at the Intersection of Cambden Street.. 
£16..1..9; and also an Account for Paving Stone purchased, 
to pave between the Centre Market Houses — and for Cart- 
ing. £18..1..0 (1448). 

1412 The Members of this board who waited on Luther Martin,. 
Esq., are now appointed to draft a petition to the General; 
Assembly of this state, setting forth the defficiacies of the^ 
Law for the regulation of the Assize of Bread, and Pray 
that the said Law may be revised & such compensation 
granted as to them may appear requisite for obtaining the 
purpose required by said Law (1420). 

1413 The Committee appointed the 14th Instant to view the re- 
pairs done by John Brown Curryer and Englehard Yeiser 
at the Intersection of Holliday & Fish Streets. — Do report 
that they have received the same ; and this Board now re- 
solve that any further allowance for the said repairs cannot 
be made by this Board (1422). 

1414 Joseph Biays and John Brown (Potter) are appointed to 
purchase Plank to cover the Lower & upper Bridges, Vizt. : 



1G2 RECORDS OF 

the Brids^e running with Water Street over Jones's falls — 
and that rung-, with Gay and Bridge Street over said Falls. 

1415 Resolved that the fine imposed on Mr. McCaskey for a 
Billiard Table for 1791 be remitted, he having sold the said 
Table early in the said year of 1791 (1427). 

1416 Mr. John Brown presented an Accot. for repairing dif- 
ferent Bridges over the Falls and on the east side of the 
Falls. £4.A..6 (1455). 

1417 Air. John Hillen presented an Account for Cutting down a 
Puni]) in Water Street and paving where said pump stood, 
£0..4.10. 

Adjourned untill 25th Inst, to met at four o'Clock P. M. 

John Weatherburn. 

Baltimore, 25th Februar^^ 1792. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present : 

PauIv Bentalou. 
James Wignall. 
John MickeE. 
John Coulter. 
Joseph Biays. 
John HillEn. 

1418 A petition from the Inhabitants & Property Holders in 
Baltimore Street between South & Gay streets, was pre- 
sented by Mr. James Long praying that a Pump be Sunk 
in said District. jNIessrs. John Mickle, James Wignall, Paul 
Bentalou and John Hillen are appointed a Committee to 
view the premises and fix on a place for Sinking & erecting 
said Pump (1423). 

1419 Mr. Robert Walsh gave Information that during the 
Sherifi^alty of Henry Stevenson, the Court of Baltimore 
County, granted the sum of £200 for the purpose of repair- 
ing one of the Bridges on Jones's Falls and that the said 
Stevenson Collected the sum so granted, but as 3'ct has not 
paid it into the hands of the Special Commissioners. In 
consequence of this Information — the Board have appointed 
James Wignall & John Hillen to waite on the County Clerks 
for Baltimore, and make the necessary Inquiry respecting 
the premises and report thereon at next meeting (1428). 



Baltimore: city 163 

1420 The Committee appointed last meeting to draft a Petition 
to the General Assembly for the purpose therein Mentioned 
are still continued (1443). 

Charge John Traverse as follows, Vizt. : 

1421 With two pounds ten shillings, money received from the 
sale of Hogs. 

with two pounds — Marcus McCausland's fine for his 
Chimney being on fire 23rd Inst., witness James Sloan, 
and with two pounds, Mr. Richard Curson's fine for 
his Chimney being on fire, making altogether £6..10..0. 

The following Plan* of a Lottery is agreed upon by a Com- 
mittee from this Board — and a Committee from the Board 
of Port Wardens for Baltimore Town, agreably to appoint- 
ment of this Board of 28th Ulto., and under the following 
JManagers, being five members from the Board of Wardens, 
& four members from this Board, Vizt. : 

Samuel Smith. 

George Salmon. Paul Bentalou. 

Jamijs Calhoun. Joseph Biays. 

Thomas Johnson. John HillEn. 

John Stricker. John MicklE. 

Members of the P. Wardens. Members of this Board. 

6000 Tickets at 4 Dollars each are 24,000 Dollars 

1 Prize of 3,000 Dollars 

1 Ditto of 1,000 Ditto 

1 Ditto of 500 Ditto 

2 Ditto of 250 dollars ea. are 500 Ditto 
5 Ditto of 100 do 500 Ditto 

10 Ditto of 50 do 500 Ditto 

20 Ditto of 20 do 400 Ditto 

30 Ditto of 10 do 300 Ditto 

1930 Ditto of 5 do 9,650 Ditto 

2000 Prizes 16,350 

4000 Blanks Gain 7,650 

24,000 

6000 Tickets 

'•'This record relative to the Lottery is erroneous. See it 
in page 165. 



1G4 RECORDS OF 

Resolved by the Managers of the afores;aid Lotter>^ That 
each Managers or other person appointed to sell Tickets, 
present either Cash or notes of hand for all the Tickets sold 
by him, or be accountable therefore to the Treasurer who 
shall be appointed by the Managers. 

1422 John Brown Currier & Englehard Yeiser — received an 
Order on the Treasurer agreeably to a resolve of this Board 
of 7 September, 1791 — for repairs done on Holliday & Fish 
Streets at their Intersection, say £10. 

Adjourned 'till Saturday 4 o'Clock 10th. March. 

John Wkatherburn, Clerk. 

Baltimore, 27th. February, 1792. 
A Special Meeting, persuant to appointment on Saturday 
evening last — Present : 

John Mickle. 
James Wignell. 
PauIv Bentalou. 
John Hillen. 

1423 Met to fix on a Place to erect a Pump in Baltimore Street 
between South & Gay Streets, having viewed the premises 
do determine that it be Sunk on the South Side of said Bal- 
timore Street about two feet westward of an Alley which 
divides the Houses now occupied by John Hillen & David 
Williamson, and James Long is appointed to superintend 
the Sinking the Well & erecting said Pump. 

1424 Resolved That Mr. John Mickle Sett his Carts to work to 
fill up the Space round the Lower part of the Center Market 
and Mr. Mickle agrees to Superintend the same (1439). 

Adjourned. 

John Weatherburn, Clerk. 

Baltimore, 5 March, 1792. 
At a Special Meeting of the Special Commissioners at 
Frederick Decker's in Howard Street. Present: 

Paul Bentalou. 
James Wignell. 
John Mickle. 
John Brown. 
John Hillen. 



BALTIMORE CITY IGo 

1425 Mr. Jacob Stidger applied to this Board to know what 
width the foot pavements are to l)e in Howard Street, in 
order to know where to sett a Pump in said Street — there- 
fore Resolved unanimously that the distance from the walls 
of the Houses, to the Posts, be Fourteen feet (1429). 
Adjourned. 

John W^atherburn, Clerk. 



Baltimore, 25th February, 1792. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present : 

Paul Bentalou. 
James Wigneee. 
John Mickle. 
John Coulter. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Hillen. 

1426 The Following Scheme of a Lottery and Plan of Con- 
ducting the Same agreeably to an Act of the General As- 
sembly of Maryland being a Supplement to an Act En- 
titled "An Act for the more Effectual paving the Streets, 
&c., of Baltimore Town and for other purposes therein men- 
tioned." Is agreed on by this Board and under the direction 
of the Following Managers, being five members of the 
Board of Port Wardens & four Members of the Board of 
Special Commissioners ; the whole to be Submitted to the 
Board of Port-Wardens for their approbation. 

Samuel Smith. 
George Salmon, 
James Calhoun. 
Thomas Johnson. 
John StrickER. 
Members of the Port Wardens. 

Paul Bentalou. 
Joseph Biays. 
John HillEn. 
John MicklE. 

Members of the Special Coiniuissrs. 



166 RECORDS OF 

4500 Tickets, @ 5 Dollars each are 22,500 Dollars 

1 Prize of 4,000 Dollars 

1 Ditto of 1,000 Ditto 

2 Ditto of 500 each are. . . . 1,000 Ditto 

3 Ditto of 250 each are 750 Ditto 

8 Ditto of 100 each are 800 Ditto 

10 Ditto of 50 each are 500 Ditto 

20 Ditto of 20 each are 400 Ditto 

30 Ditto of 10 each are 300 Ditto 

1400 Ditto of 6 each are 8.400 Ditto 

1475 Prizes 17,150 

3025 Blanks Gain 5,350 

22,500 

4500 

Gain as per the above Scheme Dollars 5,350 

Prizes of 50 Dollars & upwards subject to a deduc- 
tion of 121^ per Cent will be on 8050 Dollars 1,0061^ 



£2383..11..10>^ Dollars 6,356^ 

Resolved, That each Manager present either Cash or 

Notes of hand for all Tickets sold by him, or be accountable 

for the Same to the Treasurer who Shall be appointed by 

the Managers (1432). 

John Weatherburn, Clerk. 

N. B. By the amendment of the Board of Port Wardens 
for Baltimore Town the above Scheme is adopted, the de- 
duction on Certain prizes excepted, which will reduce the 
gain to 5350 Dollars as above stated (1432). 

Baltimore, 10 March, 1792. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present : 

James Wignele. 
Paul Bentalou. 
John Mickle. 
John PIieeEn. 

1427 At a meeting of this ]5oard 11th february last a resolve 
passed, remitting Alexander McCaskey's Tax for a Billiard 



Baltimore; city 167 

Table for 1791 by reason of a Letter from the said Alex- 
ander McCaskey, setting" forth that his Table was sold on 
the 9th Day of February, 1791, since which resolve this 
Board has reason to believe that the said Table was used 
in his House long after the said 9th february, 1791 ; Resolved 
therefore that the said x\lexander McCaskey be recjuested to 
meet this board at their next meeting" the 17th Inst, in order 
that this Board may be enabled to learn the truth relative 
to said Table (1433). 

1428 Mr. John Hillen & Capt. James Wignell were appointed 
last meeting" to waite on the County Clerke to know relative 
to the money Collected by Henry Stevenson, Late Sheriff 
for Building or repairing a Bridge over Jones's Falls — They 
not having" made the necessary inquiry, are continued to exe- 
cute the same. 

1429 The Persons possessing property on Howard Street pre- 
sented a petition praying to have Howard Street paved from 
Saratoga Street to the intersection of Baltimore Street — the 
Members of this Board now Present, therefore Resolve that 
they will meet on the premisses on Saturday 17th. to view 
the same in order to come to some determination thereon 
(1431). 

1430 John Weatherburn presented an Accot. for three months 
Salary due 26h Ultimo., for which he reed, an Order on 
the Treasurer, £5..0..0 (1440). 

Adjourned untill 17th. Inst, at 4 o'Clock. 

John Wkatherburn, Clerk. 



Baltimore, 17th. March, 1792. 

1431 Agreeably to a Resolve of this Board on Saturday last 
10th. Instant — the Board did meet in Howard Street A. M. 
Present : 

James Wignicll. 

John Brown. 

John Mickle. 

Paul Be;ntalou. 

John Hillen. 



lt)8 RECORDS OF 

Rcs<jlved that the pavement commence at the North West 
Corner of George Fisher's House on the Corner of Howard 
& Saratoga Streets, & have one and an half Inch fall for 
every ten feet from the said beginning to the Middle of 
Lexington Street, and from thence to the North west Cor- 
ner of Frederick Decker's House which he now resides in 
to have three and an half Inches Ascent for every ten feet. 
And from the aforesaid corner of Frederick Decker's House 
to the South Side of Baltimore Street to have three Inches 
descent for every ten feet as aforesaid (1437). 



Baltimore, 17th. ]\Iarch, 1792. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present : 

John Mickle. 
James Wignaee. 
John HillEn. 
Joseph Biays. 
Paul Bentalou. 

1432 The Scheme of a Lottery as produced by this Board 25th 
February last having been Submitted to the Board of Port 
Wardens for their approbation — they the said Port Wardens 
have adopted and approved the said Scheme — excepting the 
deduction of \2y2 per Cent from all prizes of 50 Dollars & 
upwards : — On a reconsideration of the said scheme this 
Board do agree to the said amendment proposed by the 
said Port Wardens — the said Lottery will then yield a neat 
profit of 5350 Dollars provided the tickets Sell & the Scheme 
operate in its full extent (1438). 

1433 Mr. Alexander McCaskey appeared in consequence of 
Notice given him agreably to an order of this board at Last 
meeting and setts forth that his Table is yet up but not gen- 
erally made use of — this Board therefore agrees to postpone 
any determination on this business, until proof be got that 
the said Table is used for lucrative purposes — ordered that 
Henry Speck, James Giles, Colo. Robert Ballard & \\^iniam 
Millen be requested to attend this board at their next meet- 
ing to declare their knowledge concerning the said Table 
(1447). 



BALTIMORE) CITY 169 

1434 Resolved that Mr. John Hillen & Mr. Joseph Biays be and 
are hereby appointed a Committee to Draft the Copy of a 
Bond for the respective managers of the Lottery & for their 
faithful performance and produce the same to next meeting 
(1444). 

1435 Resolved that the tax of fifteen pence per hundred pounds 
on all Assessed property in Baltimore Town be Levied fot 
the use and appropriation of this Board agreably to Law — 
and Mr. Paul Bentalou, Mr. John Hillen are appointed a 
Committee to waite on the Sheriff relative to the Collec- 
tion of said Tax (1442). 

1436 Resolved that this board will meet at the House of Mr. 
John Bernard on Fell's point on Monday next at 2 o'Clock 
P. M. in order to view the streets at said Point, and give 
orders for the removal of such nuisances as may appear to 
them right (1441). 

1437 The Board Resolves unanimously that Howard Street be 
paved as soon as the same can possibly be done. — from 
South side of Saratoga Street to South side of Baltimore 
Street — and the west end of Baltimore street from where 
the present pavement stops to the said Howard Street, and 
Messrs. Paul Bentalou, James Wignell & John Mickle are 
hereby appointed to Superintend said business and procure 
Materials, &c. 

1438 Charge John Traverse with 40/ to be Collected from John 
Straghau on fells point witness John Steele. 

1439 Resolved that Mr. Mickle raise with good Gravel the 
Causeway from the Lower Bridge to the south end of the 
Centre Alarket and other parts of said Cause-way where it 
appears to be necessary. 

1440 Resolved that the Clerk's Salary be raised to thirty 
pounds per annum, commencing the twenty sixth ultimo — 
at which time the first year of his Clerkship expired (1484). 

Adjourned untill this day two weeks at 4 o'Clock P. M. 

John We;atiierburn, Clerk. 



170 RECORDS OF 

Baltimore, 19th March, 1792. 
At a Special Meeting at Fell's Point agreeably to resolve 
17th. Inst. Present: 

John Coulter. 
Joseph Biays. 
James Wigneee. 
John Mickee. 
John Brown. 

1441 Resolved that a Bridge be built across Wilkes Street be- 
tween Bond Street and the Stone Bridge and that the said 
space between the said Bridge & Bond Street be repaired, 
and that Market Street be repaired & Drained, and that 
Bond Street be repaired. That a Trunk be laid across Ann 
Street and such repairs done there as may be necessary the 
whole under the attention and direction of Doctor John 
Coulter and Mr. Joseph Biays. 

Resolved that Granby Street from King George Street to 
Polly Street be repaired under the direction of Mr. John 
Brown, and from said Polly Street to the Stone Bridge to 
be repaired under the direction of Doctor J. Coulter & Mr. 
Joseph Biays. 

That High Street to the Southward of Bridge Street be 
repaired With the Gravel from two Cellars now digging in 
that neighborhood — so far as the said gravel will go. 

Baltimore. 24 March, 1792. 
At a Special meeting at Mr. John Mickles. Present: 

Paul Bentalou. 
James Wignell. 
John MicklE. 
John HillEn. 

1442 Agreeably to a resolve of this Board at their Meeting of 
17th Inst, to lay the Tax of fifteen pence* per hundred pounds 
in Baltimore Town Mr. Bentalou waited on R. Gorsuch, 
Esqr., to know whether he could Make it convenient to Col- 
lect the said Tax, he observed, as he accounts were made 
out, it would be very inconvenient, but agreed to Copy all 
his Accots. provided the Commissioners would allow him 



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BALTIMORE CITY 171 

ten per cent for Collecting the same if the whole amount do 
not exceed £300, but should it exceed that sum he will do 
it for Eight per Cent — therefore this Board agrees to his 
Collecting it on the said terms. 

Baltimore, 31st March, 1792. 
Special Commissioners Mett. Present: 

James Wignell. 
Paul Bentalou. 
John Mickle. 
Joseph Biays. 
John HillEn. 

1443 Air. Paul Bentalou reports, that he has presented the form 
of a Bill to Colo. Samuel Smith (a representative in As- 
sembly for Baltimore Town), as a Supplement to the Law 
setting the assize of Bread — and Making some provision for 
the Assessor who shall be authorized to execute the said 
Law. 

1444 Alessrs. Joseph Biays & John Plillen presented the form 
of a Bond for the performance of the respective Managers of 
the Baltimore Annual Lottery for the first Class — which 
Bond is approved by the board and the Clerk requested to 
Copy the same and get it Executed. 

1445 The Clerk is requested to give notice that the foot pave- 
ments on all the paved streets in town, be paved by the 
first June next, or the Law will be put in force against all 
delinquents (1489). 

1446 Permission is granted to Air. James Godwin to Exhibit his 
Lecture on Heads and Transparent Paintings, on his paying 
one Dollar for each Exhibition. 

1447 Proof having been given on the oath of Mr. John Travers, 
that he was present when Mr. Alexander McCaskey's Bil- 
liard Table was used and paid for on Similar terms with 
other Tables in Town. Resolved therefore that the Tax on 
said Table be levied and Collected for the year 1791. 

1448 John Mickle presented an Accot. for Carting J)irt & 
Gravel to the Causeway leading to the Lower Bridge, 
£42.. 4.. 9 (1464). 



172 RECORDS OF 

John Traverse presentd. an Accot. for Cost of warranting 
John Starck in which he was cost 5.. 10. 

Robert Smith presented an Accot. for his Services in Law, 
5..0..0. 
1449 -■^ Petition from persons holding property on the south 
side of Rogers's Alley was presented for having the same 
paved, — which petition is rejected because it is dated an- 
tecedent the Law under which the paving is to be done. 

Adjourned till Saturday, 14th. April next. 

John Weatherburx, Clerk. 

At a Special Meeting at Capn. James \\^igneirs 7th. April, 
1792. Present: 

James Wignell. 
Paul Bentalou. 
John Hieeen. 
John Mickle. 

1449 In consequence of Robert Gorsuch, Sheriff, having de- 
clined the Collection of the fifteen penny Tax, John 
Weatherburn has agreed to take from the Sheriff's Books a 
List of all the Taxables in Baltimore Town the amount of 
the respective Sums on which they are Taxed and also the 
amount of each person's Street Tax at the aforesaid rate of 
15d per hundred pounds on the said Amount for which they 
respectively assessed at the rate of one Dollar for every 
hundred Names. 

Baltimore. 14th. April, 1792. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present : 

John Hillen. 
Paul Bentalou. 
James Wignell. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Mickle. 

Charge John Traverse with the following Chimney fines, 
vizt. : 
1449 George Carneghan, witness G. Trotman. 



Baltimore; city 173 

1449 Josiah Crosby, Ditto John Alter. 

1449 Gabriel P. Vanhorn, Ditto Morgan Ferine & Jesse Brown. 

1449 Mr. Button, Ditto Nathaniel Phips, @ 40/ each is £8..0..0. 

1450 A Memorial from persons .holding Property on Rogers's 
Alley was Presented praying that the same may be paved 
between Calvert Street and St. Paul's Lane — Therefore Re- 
solved that the same be paved as soon as Convenient. 

1451 Mr. Charles Crookshanks complains that there is a Bad 
hole in the Street fronting the Door of the House belonging 
to Charles Ridgely, Esq., in Frederick Street and proposes 
to pay half the Expense of Mending the same provided this 
Board will have it Done. Therefore Resolved, That the 
said place be mended under the Direction of Mr. John 
Mickle. 

1452 A Memorial from persons holding property on St. Paul's 
Lane was Presented, praying that said Lane may be paved — 
Therefore Resolved that the same be paved as soon as con- 
venient. 

1453 John Hillen & John Mickle are requested to waite on the 
late Sheriff and agree with him to have a book made with 
a List of the Taxable Inhabitants and the Calculation on the 
Sums they are respectively assessed for — at the rate of 15d 
per hundred pound — in order that said fifteen penny Tax 
rnay he Collected. 

The Following Accounts were presented and orders 
drawn for the same. 

1454 Joseph Biays for repairs done on the streets at fell's 
point, laying a Bridge in Wilkes Street, Timber. Smith's 
bill, &c., £43..10..8 (1453). 

1455 John Brown for repairs Done in High & Bridge Streets, 
13'.0..4. 

1456 John Mickle for repairing Water Street, for 23 Ton Stone, 
&c., 24.. 15. .3, the Last accot. is erroneous, should he 20/ lesh 
(1464). 

1457 John Hayes for Printing, 1..17..r); total, £83. .3. .9. 
Adjourned till Saturday 21st Inst. 

John WE.\TnKRBUR.\\ Clerk. 



174 RECORDS OF 

Baltimore, 21st. April, 1792. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present : 

James Wignell. 
John MicklE. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Brown. 
Paul Bentalou. 

1458 Mr. Charles Peale Polke has ])ersonally requested permis- 
sion to Exhibit his Paintings and likeness until! the 10th 
May next — permission is therefore granted on paying two 
Dollars to the Collector. 

1459 AX'hereas a Pump hath been Sett on the South Side of 
Baltimore Street between South and Gay Streets — which 
pump shall be paid for by the Property, rated per foot front- 
ing on the said South Side of Baltimore Street between 
South & Gay Streets — in the following proportion, Vizt. : If 
the whole Space from South to Gay Streets pay the whole 
Expense what must any certain number of feet pay. 

1460 This Board having taken into consideration the necessity 
of puting the law in Execution for rating the Assize of 
Bread — and have Appointed Messrs. Philip Rogers, George 
Prcstman & William Trimble Assessors for puting the Said 
Law in force. 

1461 John Miller of Howard Street Brought in an Account for 
mending Ploward Street to the South of Baltimore Street, 
amount £4..1..4 — this board had previously agreed with 
the said John Miller to allow only Six Dollars for doing the 
same — therefore an order is granted for 2..5..0. 

1462 John Brown for repairs done in Granby & Duke Streets, 
6..i9..2 (1468). 

1463 Joseph Biays for Ditto on Wilkes Streets,- Sec, 15..10..0 
(1470). 

1464 John Mickle for Ditto on Water Street. &c., & for 41 Ton 
Stone, 20..13..7 (1469). Total, 45..7..9. 

1465 Resolved that Wilkes's Alley on the north side of Balti- 
more Street between St. Paul's lane & Charles Street be re- 

1466 paired — and German Lane between Ilanover & Charles 



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Streets be raised & repaired under the Direction of John 
Mickle. 

Adjourned untill 28th. Instant. 

John Wkatheirburn, Clerk. 

Baltimore, 28th. April, 1792. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present : 

JOSIJPII BlAYS. 

James Wignull. 
Paul Be;ntai.ou. 
John Mickle;. 
John HilliSn. 
John Brown. 

1467 Mr. Archibald Shaw presented an Account for building 
Log Bridges after the common manner of wharfing — a Com- 
mittee is therefore appointed to see the work previous to the 
said Account being paid — and Messrs. John Hillen, Joseph 
Biays, John Brown & John Mickle are of the said Com- 
mittee. 

The Following Accounts were presented for work done on 
the Streets : 

1468 John Brown for repairs done in Granby Street, £10.. 15. .9 
(1462). 

1469 John Mickle for Stone and repairing Sundry places, 
9..10..0 (1464). 

1470 Joseph Biays for repairs done at the Point, 13. .6. .6 (1463). 
Total, £33..12..3. 

1471 Capn. James Wignell & Mr. Paul Bentalou are appointed 
to waite on the Town Commissioners, and present to them 
the Bond executed by the Managers of the Baltimore Lot- 
tery for their approbation. 

1472 Charge John Traverse with the Following Chimney Fines, 
Viz. : 

1472 Job Smith in Bank & Water Street, 21st Inst., 2..0..0. 
1472 Ilargiston — in Old Town, 25th. Inst., 2..0..0. 

1472 John Cooper — on Fell's point, 2..0..0. 



17G RECORDS Oh 

Baltimore. 12th. May, 1792. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present: 

John Hillen. 
John Mickle. 
James Wignell. 
Joseph Biays. 

Paul Bentalou. 

1473 Charge John Traverse with twenty Shillings — received 
for Hogs Seized and Sold, as returned by himself this day at 
the meeting of the Board by Verbal report (1491). 

1474 Mr. Philip Rogers having declined Acting as Assessor for 
regulating the Assize of Bread — Mr. John Brown Potter* is 
hereby appointed to succeed him. 

1475 The committee appointed to view the wharf Bridges done 
by Archibd. Shaw have reported, and his Accot. being 
£30..18..9— the Board do resolve that 18/9d be deducted 
therefrom — an order is therefore drawn in his favour for 
£30..0..0 (1082). 

1476 John Mickle presented an 'Accot. for Carting Gravel, 
14..'l4..9; Ditto for Stone and Carting Gravel, &c., 20..0..10i^, 
(deducting therefrom 20/ being an error in a former Accot.), 
1..0..0; balance, 19..0..10>^ (1469). 

1477 Joseph Biays for repairs done on Wilks Street, 5..5..0. 
Total, £69..0.7>4 (1470). 

Baltimore, 19th. May, 1792. 
At a Special Meeting. Present : 

Paul Bentalou. 
John Mickle. 
John Brown. 
James Wignell. 
John HillEn. 
Joseph Biays. 

1478 Resolved that this Board Meet on Saturday 9th. June next 
on Rogers's Addition to Baltimore Town — in order to take 
into consideration the request of the Proprietor of a 



♦Means John Brown, a Potter by trade. 



bai,timore: city 177 

principal part of said Addition for permission to inclose the 
same, agreably to an Act of Assembly passed November 
Session, 1791, and that Notice of said meeting be given by 
advertisement in Goddard & Angel's — and in David Gra- 
ham's papers (1479). 

Baltimore, 9th. June, 1792. 
Special Commissioners Met, agreeably to Notice given, 
on Rogers's Addition to Baltimore Town. Present: 

Joseph Biays. 
Paul Bentalou. 
John Brown. 
John MicklE. 

1479 Who having viewed the premises for the purpose of 
Granting permission to the proprietor to enclose the same 
under fence. The Board decline for the present coming to 
any decision on the Business — but agree to resume it at 
their stated meeting on Saturday the 23rd. Instant (1490). 

Same day the Commissioners met of course at their usual 
place of Meeting at 5 o'Clock P. M. Present: 

John Coulter. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Hillen. 
John Brown. 
John Mickle. 

1480 John Traverse reported to the Clerk that he had received 
for Plogs sold ten dollars, and that he was also chargable 
with seven half Tavern Licences, @ 50/ each — the Board 
refused to take Cognizance of this manner of giving in Ac- 
counts and request Mr. Traverse will state an Account how 
many hogs were sold — the prices, & who sold to — and also 
the Names of the persons who have obtained Tavern 
Licences at last Court. 

1481 A Memorial from the persons holding property on Pratt 
Street between Hanover & Sharp Streets was presented 
praying that the same be paved. Therefore Resolved that 
the said described part of Pratt Street be paved as soon as 
convenient. 



178 RECORDS OP 

1482 ^Ii"- Jo^ii^ Mickle presented an Account for repairing 
Charles Street to the South of Pratt Street, amounting to 
£45. .3. .3 which Sum Mr. Mickle requires no order for at 
present as some of the property holders have subscribed to 
the loan of one Hundred Dollars for one year for the pur- 
pose of paying the said bill ; the remainder of the Account 
say £7.. 13. .3, the Holders of property on said Street agree to 
pay, as the said repairs extending outside the Limits of the 
Town — it is understood that the said Loaned 100 Dollars 
shall be paid out of the Treasury of this Board at the Ex- 
piration of one year as per contract signed for the same 
clear of Interest (1476). 

Accounts presented: 

1483 John Mickle for repairs in Sundry places, for Sand & 14 
Ton Stone, £19..19..3 (1482). 

1484 John Weatherburn for 3 months Salary due 26th. last 
month, £7..10..0, and for drawing a List of Taxables in 
Town containing 982 names at 7/6 per 100 names is 
£3..13..8, 11..3..8 (1440). 

1485 Joseph Biays for repairs on Fells point, 4..7..6 (1477). 

1486 John Brown for repairs on Sundry Streets on the east side 
of Jones's Falls. 35..15.. 5 (1468). Total, £71..5.. 10. 

Adjourned untill Saturday 23d. Inst. 

Baltimore, 16th. June, 1792. 
At a Meeting by Special appointment. Present : 

Paul Bi^ntalou. 
John Mickle;. 
James Wignlll. 
John HillEn. 

1487 John A. Hamilton presented the Accounts for paving the 
Space betwen the Centre Market Houses opposite Second 
Street. Vizt. : 24^ yards, @ 5d, 15.. 1. .9; Carter & Labourers 
attending the Paviours, 21..5..103^ ; His attendances as Over- 
seer, Leveling, &c.. 4..17..6; Carting 440 Loads Sand, @ 9d, 
and 1 Cedar Post, 2/8, 16..12..8; total, £57..17..9>^. 

1488 A petition from Wilks's Lane praying that the same be 
paved. Resolved that it be paved as soon as convenient. 

1489 Resolved that the Time allowed for repairing the foot 



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ways (see No. 1445, pag-e 183)* be prolonged untill the 1st 
day of August next, and that the Clerk publish this resolve 
in the News papers, seting forth that the Scarcity of Bricks 
have been the means of preventing the said footways being 
paved agreably to the former resolve of this Board. 
Adjourned untill Saturday 23rd. Inst. 

Baltimore, 23rd. June, 1792. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present : 

Jame;s WigneIvI.. 
John Mickle;. 
Joseph Biays. 
John HilIvEn. 

1490 Memorials and representations were laid before the Board 
by Mr. William Patterson & James Calhoun, Esq., praying 
permission to Enclose Rogers's Addition to Baltimore Town 
the Board postpone any determination relative to the said 
representations at present. 

1491 John Traverse personally reported the Sale of a Seized 
Hog to Mr. Bosley for 12/6; deduct his Commission, &c., 
6/3, Neat proceeds, 6/3 — Charge John Travers therewith. 

Adjourned untill 30th. Inst., Saturday. 

Baltimore, 30 June, 1792. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present : 

John Micklk. 
John Brown. 
James Wignei.Iv. 
John Hieeen. 

1492 Mr. Thomas Harden requested permission to Exhibit a 
Lion in Baltimore Town. Resolved therefore that the said 
Thomas Harden have permission to Exhibit his Lion in Bal- 
timore Town for any time not Exceeding three Months from 
this date, on paying five pounds Current Money for a 
License of permission for so doing. 

John Weatherburn, late Clerk to this Board, having re- 
signed, the following applications were made to succeed him 



*Page 171 in this book. 



180 RECORDS OF 

in the said office of Clerk, Vizt. : Jacob Sampson, Hugh 
Finlay, Mr. Donaldson, Samuel Vincent. 

The Board proceeded to the choice of a Clerk out of said 
applicants and Samuel Vincent was unanimously chosen, 
and he is requested to attend this Board as Clerk at their 
next Meeting. 

Adjourned untill Saturday Next, 7 July. 



Baltimore, 14th July, 1792. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present : 

John HillFn. 
James Wignell. 
Joseph Biays. 
John MickeE. 

John Traverse presented an Account for a Judgment ob- 
tained against the Sped. Commissioners for the Charge of 
a Chimney fine against Christian Wine, 0..8..6, for which he 
obtained an Order. 

John Traverse at same time personally reported the Sale 
of 3 Hogs, Viz.: 1 sold Dukhart, 1..15..0; 1 sold Cash, 
0..11..3; 1 sokKRusk, 1..4..6; commission >^ ; total, 3..10..9; 
Nt. Proceeds, 1..15..4^. Charge John Traverse therewith. 

John A. Hamilton presented the following Accounts for 
Hauling dirt & Gravel to the Centre Market place : To 
hauling 822 Load, from 16th. June to 29th, @ 9d, 30. 16..6; 
To hauling 386 Loads, from 30th. June to 7th July, @ 9d, 
13..7..0; Orders given for the same, 44.. 3. .6. 

Agreeable to a Resolve of this Board of the 23d of June, 
they resume the Consideration of the Propriety of Granting 
permission to James Calhoun to Enclose part of Rogers's 
Addition to Baltimore Town according to his Request of 
22d of said Month — Do Resolve that the said James Cal- 
houn have Permission to enclose all that part of the Addi- 
tion aforesaid contained within the following Bounds & 
Metes, Vizt.: Beginning at the South East corner of Gist 
& Bank Streets, running Eastward with the South side of 
Bank Street to Harris's Creek then with said Creek South- 



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ward to Wilks Street to Gist Street then Northward along 
the East side of Gist Street to the place of Beginning. 
Adjourn'd to 28th. Inst. 

Baltimore, 28th July, 1792. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present: 

John Micklk. 
Jame;s WigneivIv. 
John HilIvEn. 
PauIv Bentalou. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Biays. 

Mr. Jno. Brown presented an Account for Hauling gravel 
& Dirt to Grunby*, Duke, Bridge and Forrest Streets 749 
Loads, @ 6d, 18..14..6; Plank, Labour, &c., repairing upper 
Bridge, 26.. 3. .9. Order given for the same; total, 44.. 18.. 3. 

Joseph Bignell presented the following Acct. for which an 
Order was drawn on the Treasurer, 4 days Labour, @ 3/9, 
0..15..0; 1 day hauling dirt & Gravel, 0..10..0; total, 1..5..0. 

Charge John Traverse with 3/9, received from for Ex- 
hibiting on the Slack Wire, &c. 

Mr. C. Paul Bentalou having this day resigned his place 
as Special Commissioner of Baltimore Town, Mr. George P. 
Keeports is appointed by the unanimous voice of the Com- 
missioners present in his stead. 

Adjourned to the 11th. of August next. 

Baltimore, 18th. August, 1792. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present: 

John Mickle^. 
James Wignai^l. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Biays. 
John HillEn. 
John CouIvTEr. 

Mr. Joseph Townsend is appointed Commissioner by the 
Unanimous voice of this Board in the Room of Mr. George 



*Granby meant. 



182 RECORDS OF 

P. Keeports, who does not accept of the Appointment of the 
20th. Ulto. 

Resolved that the Clerk advertise for the Plat of that part 
of Baltimore Town to the West of Gay Street. 

John Traverse is appointed to Collect the Fifteen penny 
Tax for the present Year. 

Adjourned to the 1st. September. 

Baltimore, 22d. August, 1792. 
A Number of the Inhabitants of Howard Street having 
Petitioned the Board of Special Commissioners to call a 
IMeeting in order to consider the Propriety of altering the 
Resolves of the 17th. March last respecting the Leveling 
and Breaks of said Street in Consequence of which they 
have this day Met. Present: 

John Coulteir. 
John Brown. 
John Micklb). 
James WignelIv. 
Joseph Biays. 
John HillEn. 

Resolved that the pavement Commence According to the 
Resolve of the 17th March, at the North West corner of 
George Fisher's House at the corner of Saratoga & How- 
ard Streets & have one Inch & ^ths of an Inch fall for 
every ten Feet to the middle of Lexington Street & from 
thence to the South West corner of Frederick Decker's 
House to have three Inches & a half Ascent for every ten 
feet, or thereabout as it may be from thence to the Inter- 
section of Baltimore Street. 

Baltimore, 1st Septembr., 1792. 
Special Commissioners Met agreeable to Adjournment of 
the Eighteenth Ultimo. Present : 

Joseph Biays. 
John Mickle. 
James Wignell. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townshend. 



bal,timore; city 183 

John Traverse personally reported the Sale of two Hogs, 
Viz.: 17th. August. 1 Hog for Cash, £2..8..0; 21st August, 
1 Do. T. Brown, 2..4..6; total, 4..12..0. Com.f, 2..6..0. 
Charge John Traverse with Nt. Proceeds, 2..6..0. 

Resolved that the Collector advertise the Sale of Property 
Paved by this Board belonging to those who have not Paid 
for the same. 

Mr. David Stoddard presented an Acct. for work done in 
Fleet Street, 8 days Plorse & Cart, @ 7/6, 3..0..0. Gave an 
Order for the same. 

Mr. Jno. Weatherburn (late Clk.) presented an Acct. for 
one Mths. Salary from 26th May to 26th June last, 2..10..0. 
Gave an Order for the same. 

Mr. Jno. Traverse is appointed by this Board to take the 
Assessment for the present Year, for which he is to be al- 
lowed Twenty Dollars. 

Adjourned untill Saturday 15th Inst., 4 o'Clock P. M. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Baltimore, 22d. Septr., 1792. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present : 

Joseph Biavs. 
John Hieeen. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townshend. 

A Memorial from sundry Persons to this Board to Erect 
a Bridge over the Run at the Intersection of York & 
Harford Streets into Dulany Street. 

Resolved that one be built as soon as may be convenient. 

Hogs Sold per John Traverse as per x-\cct. render'd by 
him the 15th. Inst., 19..4..4; Com. for Selling, 9..12..2. Nt. 
Proceeds, £9..12..2. 

Application of sundry Inhabitants of Liberty Street to 
have the said Street repair'd. Resolved that the same be 
done under the Direction of Mr. Jno. Hillen. 

Adjourn'd to Saturday the 6th. of October next. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



tCommission. 



184 Ri;CORDS OF 

Baltimore, 6th. October, 1792: 
Special Commissioners Met. Present: 

Joseph Townsend. 
John MicklE. 
James WignalE; 
John HielEn. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Coulter. 
John Brown. 

John Traverse reported the Sale of 3 Hogs Sold the 18th. 
Ulto, 2..7..0; Commission on Do., 1..3..6. Nt. Proceeds, 
1..3..6. 

Acct. produced by Jno. Brown for work done at Sundry 
places as per Acct., 31. .2.. 6. Order given for the above. 

Another Acct. presented by Joseph Biays for work done 
at Fells Point, 11..17..2. Order given for the same. 

Messrs. John Hillen, Jno. Mickle, James Wignall & 
Joseph Townsend are appointed as a Committee to inspect 
the Pavement near James Sloans. 

Saml. Vincent presented his Acct. for 3 Mths Services to 
30th Ulto., 7..10..0. Order given for the same. 

Adjourned to the 13th. Instant. 

Baltimore, 20th. October, 1792. 
Special Commissioners Met. Present : 

John HieeEn. 
1 John Coueter. 

Joseph Biays. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 
John MickeE. 
James Wignale. 

John Brown, Joseph Townsend & Joseph Biays are ap- 
pointed to be a Committee to ascertain the Corners of York 
& Dulany Street at the Intersection of Harford Street in 
order for fixing the Bridge agreeable to a Resolve of the 22d. 
Ulto. & to produce a Plan of the same to a future sitting ot 
this Board. 



Baltimore: city 185 

Charge Jno. Traverse with 7/6 Received from Ben- 

nett for Exhibiting on the Slack Wire, &c., 0..7..6. 

Jno. Mickle presented an Acct. for Paving done in St. 
Pauls Lane, 119.. 1.. 1^1 ; Do. do. for work done in Rogers's 
Alley, U1..7..2y2 ; Do. do. for work done in Market St. be- 
tween Liberty & West side of Howard Street, 318.. 15.. 9^4 ; 
total, 569..4..1>4. 

Joseph Biays presented an Acct. for work done at the 
Causeway, 10.. 5. .0. 

Thos. Dewitt presented an Acct. for the use of his Room, 
Fire & Candle for one Year due the 29th. Inst., 5..0..0. 

Goddard & Angel for advertising as per Acct., 5..17..9. 

Orders drawn for the above Accounts, 590..6..1034- 

Charge John Traverse with the Amount of Taxes for 
Paving done in St. Pauls Lane as per List dd.* the Treas- 
urer, 151. .3. .7; do. for Paving done in Rogers's Alley do. do., 
173..9..0; do. for do. in Market Street, do. do., 279..5..0; do. 
for Amount of fifteen penny Tax on Assessed Property for 
the present year as per List, 277.. 8.. 3^^ ; do. for Cash Reed, 
from Thos. Rutter, late Shefif., for Fines Reed, from Persons 
for Selling Liquors without Licence, 1..10..0. Total, 
882..15..11>^. 

Adjourned to the 3d. November next. 

Baltimore, 3d. November, 1792. 
Special Commissioners met. Present: 

Joseph Biays. " 
John HillEn. 
John Mickle. 
Jamks W^ignaIvL. 
Joseph Townsend. 
Joseph Townsend presented an Account for Paving done 
in Baltimore & Gay Streets, 9..5..2i/<. 

Joseph Biays presented an Acct. for work done at the 
Causeway, 8..16..6. Orders given. 

Resolved that part of Baltimore & York Streets be 
Graveled & that John Brown & Joseph Townsend superin- 
tend the same. 



*Probably means delivered. 



186 RECORDS OF" 

John Traverse is appointed to Collect the Tax for Paving 
Howard Street. 

Adjourned to the 17th. Inst. 

Baltimore, 6th November, 1792. 
Special Commissioners met. Present : 

John HillEn. 
Joseph Townsend. 
JoHX Brown. 
John Mickle. 
James Sterett, Esq., Received an Order from this Board 
for to retain the Sum of £17.. 18.. 6, being his Commission 
lyi. per Cent on the Sums of Money received by him from 
John Traverse, Collector, since last Settlement to this date. 

John Traverse is allowed by this Board the Sum of ten 
shillings extraordinary for information & Collecting the 
fines on Chimnies taking fire, 0..10..0. 

Ditto Amount of Insolvencies as per List, 153. .8.. 6; do 
for his Coms. on £ 1316..4..4i/2 Sum Collected exclusive of 
fifteen penny Tax, Plogs, Seiz'd & Sold & Nuisance Fines, 
@ 2y2 per Cent, 32.. 18.. 2; do. for his Coms. on £ 134..15..3i/2 
Sum Collected in part of 15 penny Tax, @ 8 per Cent, 
10.. 15. .7^ ; do. for Balance of 15 penny Tax yet to Collect, 
142..13..0; total, 340..5..3>^. 

Baltimore, 17th. November, 1792. 
Special Commissioners met. Present: 

Joseph Biays. 

John HillEn. 

James Wignell. 

John Mickee. 

John Brown. 

Joseph Townsend. 
Commissioners attendance to the 16 Inst, from last Set- 
tlement, Viz. : 

Jno. Alickle, 39 days, @ 5/. 9..15..0. 
jno. Ilillen, 38 days, @ 5/, 9..10..0. 
James Wignell, 38 days, @ 5/, 9..10..0. 
John Brown. 25 days, @ 5/, 6..5..0. 
Paul Bentalou. 26 days, @ 5/, 6..10..0. 



BALTIMORE CITY 187 

Joseph Biays, 27 days,-@ 5/, 6..15..0. 

John Coulter, 11 days, @ 5/, 2..15..0. 

Joseph Townsend, 6 days, @ 5/, 1..10..0. 

Total days, 210; total amount, £52..10..0. 

An Order No. 1 drawn on the Treasurer for that Sum in 
favor of Joseph Townsend. 

Stephen Willson for Comptrolling, 1..0..0. 

Alexander McKim for Ditto. 1..0..0. 

Saml. Holling-sworth for do., 1..0..0; total, 3..0..0. 

An Order No. 2 drawn for £3..0..0 in favor of Joseph 
Townsend. 

Joseph Biays presented an Acct. for work done at the 
Causeway, 6..3..0. 

An Order No. 3 drawn on the Treasurer. 

John Hillen presented an Acct. for work done at Peters's 
Bridge for Repairing Paving in Calvert & Liberty Streets, 
9..12..0. 

An Order No. 4 drawn on the Treasurer for 9..12..0; total, 
£71..5..0. 

Charge John Traverse with Garrett Prendeville's Chimney 
fire (Benj. Baker Evidence), 2..0..0; do. Robert Purviance 
do. Thos. Donnallen Evidence, 2..0..0; do. 
Geo. Philpott Evidence, 2..0..0; total, £6..0..0. 

A Number of the Inhabitants of Wilkes Lane having Peti- 
tioned this Board for Paving said Lane, it is therefore Re- 
solved that the same be paved as soon as it may be Con- 
venient. 

Adjourned to the 29th. Inst. 

Baltimore, 29th. November, 1792. 
Special Commissioners met. Present: 

John Coulter. 

James Wignell. 

Joseph Biavs. 

John Brown. 

Joseph Townsend. 

John Mickle. 

John HillEn. 
Adjourned to Saturday 15th. December next. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



188 re;cords of 

Baltimore, 22d., December, 1792. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

John Hii.le;n. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 
James WignelIv. 
John MicklE. 

Charge John Traverse with the following Chimney fires 
to be by him Received, Viz. : 

Walter Roe, 2..0..0; George Grundy, 2..0..0; James Dey, 
2..0..0; Likewise with Nt. Proceeds for Hogs Seiz'd & Sold, 
3..0..5; total, 9..0..5. 

Joseph Townsend presented an Acct. for lowering Front 
Street & Graveling Baltimore Street, 11..11..2. An Order 
No. 5 given for the same on the Treasurer. 

John Brown presented an Acct. for work done in Plow- 
man Street & the lower Bridge, 70..16..4>^; total, 82..7..6>^. 
Order No. 6. 

The Clerk Ordered to advertise for Persons to Contract 
for cleaning the paved Streets in this Town. 

Adjourned to the 29th. Inst, for the purpose of laying of 
the said Streets into Districts for Scavengers the Ensuing 
Year. 

Baltimore, 29th. December, 1792. 
Commissioners agreeable to adjournment. Present: 

John Hillen. 
John Coulter. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 
James Wignell. 

An Order No. 7 drawn on the Treasurer in favour of John 
Traverse for so much allowed him for taking the Assess- 
ment on Carriages, Horses, Billiard Tables. &c., for the 
Year 1792 agreeable to a Resolve of the first September last, 
7..10..0. 



BAI^TIMORK CITY 189 

Charge John Traverse with a Chimney fine, Mr. Zollikef- 
fer Witness, House opposite Mr. Gibson in Hanover Street 
French Family, 2..0..0. 

Likewise Taxes for property paved in Howard Street, 
1149..9..4^; total, 1151. .9..4^. 

Agreeable to Resolve of last Meeting the paved Streets of 
this Town were divided into Districts to be reconsidered 
next Meeting. 

Adjourned to Saturday next the 5th January, 1793. 

Baltimore, 5th. January, 1793. 
Commissioners met agreeable to adjournment. Present: 

John Hii.i.e;n. 
joskph townsend. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Brown. 
James Wigneee. 
John Mickle. 

Sundry Applications made for Privilege to clean the paved 
Streets of this Town pursuant to Notice Given 26th. Ulto. 

John Traverse, Collector, having this Day resigned, the 
following Applications were made to succeed him in his 
Office : By James Long, William Gordon, George Matthews. 

The Board proceeded to choose a Collector out of said 
Applicants and James Long was LTnanimously chosen. 

Charge James Long with Jesse Dalrymple's Chimney fine 
(Alex. McCaskey, Witness), 2..0..0. 

Adjourn'd to 4 O'clock Monday next. 

Baltimore, 7th, Jany., 1793. 
Commissioners met agreeable to adjournment: Present: 

John Hileen. 
John Brown. 
John Mickle. 
James Wignele. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John C(^uetep 



190 RECORDS OF 

Sainl. X'incent presented an Acct. for 3 Mths. Services as 
Clk. to 30th. Ult., 7..10..; 3 Quire Paper, 3..4; total, 7..13..4. 

Order No. 8 on Treasurer. 

The Town being divided into Districts it was let to the 
following;" Persons whose names are thereto afifiixed for the 
term of one Year from the 8th. Inst, for the purpose of 
cleaning- the same. Viz. : 

First. To John Brown, to include Bridge Street East of 
Griffiths Bridge. 

Second. To James Sterling — To include ^Market space 
and Plarrison Streets. 

Third. To Walter Roe— Market Street from Phillpots 
Bridge to ^^'est side of Frederick Street & Frederick Street 
North. 

Fourth. Thomas Rutter. To include Market Street from 
Frederick Street to Gay Street & all Gay Street South of 
Griffiths Bridge. 

Fifth. Thomas McElderry — Market Street from Gay 
Street to South Street including South Street and North 
Alley. 

Sixth. John O'Donnel. The whole of Water Street. 

Seventh. Joseph Townsend. Market Street from South 
Street to East side of Calvert Street. 

Eighth. Trustees of the Poor. The whole of Calvert 
Street, Lovely Alley, Market Street from Calvert Street to 
West side of Charles Street and Charles Street with all the 
intermediate Streets, Lanes and Alleys between Calvert and 
Charles Street (except the \\'est part of Water Street) and 
paved part of Pratt Street. 

Ninth. John Mickle. JNIarket Street from Charles Street 
to Hanover Street. 

Tenth. James Wignell. Market Street from East side of 
Hanover Street to Liberty Street. 

Eleventh. Daniel Deady. Alarket Street from East side 
of Liberty Street to West side of Ploward Street. 

Twelfth. Elisha Tyson. Howard Street North of Mar- 
ket Street. 

Adjourn'd to Saturday 19th. Inst. 



BALTIAIORK CITY 191 

Baltimore, 10th. January. 1793. 
At the request of John Starck the Commissioners met this 
day in Order to Ascertain the Fall of German Lane. 
Present : 

Jamks Wigne;ll. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Micklk. 
John HillEn. 

Resolved, that the pavement on said Alley when paved 
begin at a *Nail drove in a Post at the North West Corner 
of German Lane or Alley and Hanover Street and run with 
a regular Descent from said Nail to Charles Street with 
about one Inch fall in every ten Feet. 

Charge James Long Amot. of Horse & Carriage Tax, 
211..0..0; do. Amt. of Tavern Licence Tax, 275..0..0; do. Amt. 
of Billiard Tables Tax. 167..10..0; total. 653..10..0. Do. with 
7 Chimney fines transfer'd from John Traverse, 14..0..0; 
grand total, £667..10..0. 



Baltimore, 19th. January, 1793. 

Commissioners met. Present: 

John Hille;n. 
Joseph Biays. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 
James Wignell. 
John Mickle. 
John Coulter. 

Charge James Long with a Chimney fine to be collected 
from John Fifer — F. Shafl^er Witness, 2..0..0. 

Application being made by John Merryman Landlord in 
behalf of the above Person Tenant on Account of said 
Chimney being so small that no Chimney Sweep could go 
up, there being no Provision made in the Law in favour of 



*N. B. The Nail is about 3 feet & ^4 from top of sd. 
Post. 



192 RECORDS OF 

such Persons, the Board are of Opinion the Fine cannot be 
remitted. 

AppHcation of Peter Mitchell praying that two IVIonths 
be taken of? the Tax of his Billiard Table having taken it 
down in November last, This Board are of Opinion it 
shodf not be remitted it being up the first of the Year until! 
that time. 

This Board having met this day on Sharp Street at the 
request of the Inhabitants — Resolve that said be filled up 
from Pratt Street to Camden Street — so as to make it pass- 
able for Carriages. 

Resolved that this Board meet on Monday 28th. Instant 
in order to View and fix the Ascent of Baltimore Street 
West of Howard Street. 

Joseph Townsend presented an Acct. for work done in 
Smith Street, Front Street, Baltimore Street Continued & 
Swan Street, 9.A..3. 

Order No. 9 drawn on the Treasurer. 

Adjournal to this day two Weeks. 

Baltimore, 29th. January, 1793. 

At the Request of sundry Inhabitants at the upper end 
of Market Street, the Commissioners met to fix the Level of 
said Street West of Howard Street. Present: 

John MicklE. 

Jami:s WigneIvL. 

John HielEn. 

John Brown. 

Joseph Biays. 

John Coulter. 

Joseph Townsend. 

Whereupon, Resolved that Market Street, have an Ascent 
of three Inches every ten feet, to the Intersection of Eutaw 
& Market Streets. 

On the same Day January 29th., 1793, the same Commis- 
sioners met on the old Post Road in the Precincts East of 
Jones's Falls. 



tAbbreviation for should. 



BAI.TIMORE CITY 193 

Resolved that the body of Water which crosses that part 
of said Post Road & runs into Baltimore Town, shall be 
turned down the Road East where it crosses the Run & 
where formerly the Gallows stood. 

Baltimore, 2d. February, 1793. 
Commissioners met agreeable to adjournment. Present: 

John Hillun. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Mickle. 
James Wignael. 

Agreeable to a Resolve of April 8th, 1786, for regulating. 
Low & Front Streets & in Consequence of a Memorial from 
Sundry Inhabitants in said Streets, John Brown and Joseph 
Townsend are appointed a Committee to superintend the- 
same. 

The Clerk directed to advertise respecting the width of 
Carriage Wheels. 

Adjourned to the 16th. Inst. 

Baltimore, 16th. February, 1793. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

John HileEn. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 
John Mickle. 
James Wignaee. 
John Coueter. 
A Memorial presented by Sundry Inhabitants of that part 
of Bridge Street between the Intersection of Frederick 
Street & Griffiths Bridge requesting that the same may be 
Paved. 

Resolved that the same be done as soon as it may be 
convenient. 

A Petition from sundry Inhabitants in Chatham Street, 
praying that this Board would take into their Consideration 
the propriety of fixirtg a Mode for Defraying the Expence 
of a Pump fixed in said Street. 



194 RECORDS OF 

John Mickle and John Hillen are appointed a Committee 
to superintend the Business. 

An AppHcation of Mr. Scot in behalf of the Inhab- 

itants in York Street praying that this Board would have the 
Pump in said Street repaired. 

Resolved therefore that the same be done. 

Permission Granted to John Harris to Exhibit to Public 
view two P)uffloes for the space of three Months for which 
he is to pay the Collector 0..12..6. Charge James Long with 
the same. 

Permission Granted to Dumolain, to Exhibit on the 

Slack and Tight Rope, for which he is to pay seven Shillings 
and sixpence for each nights performance. Charge Robert 
Gorsuch, Shlf.*, with the Amount of the 15 penny tax to be 
collected for the present Year, 277.. 8.. 3^^ ; do, for Balance 
uncollected by John Traverse due for the Year 1792, 
110..4..10K ; total, £387..13..2. 

Adjourned to 2d. March next. 



Baltimore 2d. March, 1793. 

An Application of Wainwright to Exhibit a Puppet 

Show. Permission is Granted until the 20th. of this Month, 
on his paying 3..0..0. 

John Traverse represented to this Board that on Account 
of the Law being imperfect respecting the recovery of Taxes 
due for Paving the Streets it has not been in his Power to 
Collect from the following Persons (altho' settled for by 
him in his last Settlement) — Viz. : Chas. Wells Paving in 
St. Pauls Lane 52 ft. 4/2. 10..16..8; A. W. Davey, do. do., 
21 ft. 4/2, 4..7..6; total, 15..4..2. 

An Order No. 10 on Treasurer. 

Charge James Long with the foregoing Acct.. 18..4..2. 

The following Account presented for work done, Viz. : 

John Jalland for work done at the Causeway, 2. .1.. 63/2. 
Order No. 11. 

*Sheriff. 



BAI,TlMORK CITY 195 

No. 12. John Mickle taking up Gutter & relaying do. in 
Balto. Street, &c., 4..19..5>^. 

No. 13. John Brown work done in Granby Strt., High 
Strt., &c.. 26..I5..2. Total, 27..16..2. 

Charge John Traverse with Commission which he Reed, 
last Settlement for the Sum of £15. .4.. 2 now reimbursed 
him, 0..7..7. 

A Memorial from Sundry Inhabitants of Fells Point re- 
questing that, that part of said Point be paved lying be- 
tween Wills Street and Jesse Hollingsworths Wharf on said 
Point including the Market Square. 

Resolved that the same be paved as soon as it may be 
Convenient and that Joseph Biays, John Coulter & John 
Mickle superintend the same. 

Adjourn'd to the 16th. Inst. 



Baltimore, 16th. March, 1793. 

Commissioners met agreeable to adjournment. Present: 

John Brown. 
John Hillein. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Mickle. 

The following Accounts presented, Viz. : 

James Sterett for Costs of Suit. Action brot, agt* 
P. Yeiser. Debt countermanded, 223>^ lb. Tob., @ 12/6, 
1..7..10y2. 

John Wheeler, work done at Causeway, &c., 8..11..4. 

John A. Hamilton, do. in Howard Street, &c., 9..19..2i^. 

16. John Traverse for 8 Mths. Sallary weighing Bread, 
10..0..0. Total, 29..18..5. 

An application of Wainwright to Continue his 

Exhibition a longer space. He is hereby permitted to con- 
tinue the same on paying 7/6 for each Performance after 
the 20th. Inst. 

Adjourn'd to the 30th. Inst. 

*Against. 



196 RECORDS OF 

Baltimore, 18th. March, 1793. 

At the request of sundry Inhabitants of Cowpen Alley to 
regulate the said Alley, the Commissioners met on the 
Premises. Present: 

John Mickle:. 

John Brown. 

John Hii^len. 

Joseph Tovvnsend. 

Whereupon Resolved that the Pitch of said Alley be op- 
posite Christian Myers Door about seventy feet from How- 
ard Street & from thence to Howard Street to have 1^ Inch 
Descent in every ten feet & from the aforesaid Pitch to have 
a Descent of 5^ Inches in every ten feet to the Intersection 
of said Alley, & Liberty Street. 



Baltimore, 30th. March, 1793. 

Commissioners met. Present : 

John MicklE. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Brown. 
James Wignall. 
Joseph Townsend, 

A Memorial from sundry Persons holders of Property in 
East Street requesting that said Street be paved. 

Resolved that the same be done as soon as Convenient, 
under the Inspection of John Mickle, Joseph Biays and John 
Hillen. 

An Application of Christopher Chas. McGrath in behalf of 
himself & James Verling Goodwin to perform as Play 
Actors for the space of three Months from this date — Per- 
mission is therefore Granted to said McGrath & Godwin for 
that time paying at the rate of £50 per Annum, 12.. 10.. . 

Charge James Long for Cash Rccd. for Hogs, Seiz'd & 
Sold, 2. JO.. 2. 

The following Accounts presented this meeting, viz. : 



BALTIMORE CITY 197 

David Graham for Printing from 14th. Deer., 1791, to 
22d. January last, 7..0..4. 

Joseph Biays for work done at the Causeway, 18. .1.. 4. 

John Brown, do. in Granby, Frederick, Harrison Strts., 
&c., 45.. 13.. . 

Joseph Townsend do. in Front & Frederick Streets, old 
Post Road, &c., 13..7..3. 

Saml. Vincent. Clk, for Services to this day 3 Mths, 7.. 10.. ; 
total, £91. .11. .11. 

Clerk directed to have the late Law respecting fines, &c., 
Advertised in Graham's Paper. 

Adjourn'd to the 13th April next. 



April 1st, 1793. At the request of sundry Inhabitants 
of Baltimore Town & Fells Point, the Commissioners met. 
A. M. at Cow Pen Alley. Present: 

John Micklk. 
James Wignall. 
John HillEn. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 
Joseph Biays. 

Whereupon Resolv'd that Cowpen Alley have an even 
regular Descent from Howard Street to Liberty Street. 

2d Resolv'd that Christian Myers have the Priviledge of 
sinking a Well & erecting a Pump at the Intersection of 
Cow Pen Alley and Howard Street at his own Expence. 

3d Resolv'd that Sharp Street have an Ascent of 4^ 
Inches in every 10 feet from the Intersection of Sharp & 
Pratt Streets to Lombard Street. 

4th Resolv'd that the break in Wilkes Alley be opposite 
the West corner of Andrew Boyle's Lot of Ground to be 
taken down about two Inches at the said Break and to have 
an even regular descent each way to Charles Street & St. 
Pauls Lane. 



198 RECORDS OF 

P.M. Met on Fell's Point. Present: 

John Mickle. 
James Wignall. 
John HileEn. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Coulter. 

Resolved that I^hillpot Street where Wills Street crosses 
the same be raised in the Centre of said Street two feet three 
Inches & that Phillpot Street have a Descent each way of 
one Inch in every ten feet to the Intersection of said Street 
with Point Street & Thames Street. 

2d Rsolv'd that Thames Street opposite the West end of 
the Johnsons Brick House be raised from the present height 
18 Inches & to have a Descent of 1^ Inch in every ten feet 
each way to the Intersection of said Street wath Phillpot 
Street & Bond Street. 

3d Resolv'd that Fells Street be raised opposite the East 
end of Fells old Mansion House 21 Inches &: to have an even 
regular descent each way to the Insection of said Street 
with Bond Street and Market Street. 

Baltimore, 13th. April, 1793. 
Commissioners met agreeable to adjournment: Present: 

Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Biays. 
James Wignael. 
John Mickle. 
Charge James Long with a fine received by him from 
Patrick Million his Chimney taking fire, 2..15..0; ditto, do. 
Mr. Mann's do., 2..15..0; total. 5..10..0. 

The following Accts. presented for work done in the sev* 
Streets : 

John Mickle hauling Gravel to Water Strt. S. end Center 
Market, 31..17..6. 

*Several. 



BALTIMORE CITY 199 

Joseph Biays work done at the Causeway, &c., 19.. 12. .9. 

John Brown do. Harrison Street Front Strt. Old Post 
Road, &c., 24..9..9. 

Joseph Townsend. do. on Pitt Street & Old Post Road, 
10..13..10>^. 

John Brown for Stone & Logs for Bridge Dulany Street 
run, 73..15..0. 

John H. Hamilton for Services from l^/jth. June, 1792, 
to 22d. December, 1792. 75..10..0; total, 235..18..10i^. 

Adjourn'd till Saturday the 27th. Inst. 

3 O'clock P. M. 

April 23d. Notice given to the holders of Property in old 
Town near the Hay Scales, that the Commissioners will 
meet on Saturday next ten O'Clock in the forenoon to fix 
on a suitable place to carry that body of water which now 
runs adjoining the old Post Road, into Jones's Falls. 

Baltimore, 27th. April, 1793. 

Agreeable to the above Notice Commissioners met. P. M. 
Present: 

John Mickle. 
James Wignale. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John HillEn. 
Joseph Biays. 

Resolv'd that the Water which now runs adjoining the 
Old Post Road be conducted through the Lands of Daniel 
Bowly, Josias Pennington & Co., Lyde Goodwin, Job Smith 
& John Sly and be thence Delivered into Jones's Falls & 
that John Brown and Joseph Townsend be appointed a 
Committee to superintend the same. 

Charge James Long with Cash Reed, for Hogs Sciz'd & 
Sold, do. do. do., Nt.f Proceeds, 1..19..4; Reed, from Mr. 
Morris Exhibiting Transparencies, 0..7..0; total. 2. .6. .10. 

tNeat or net. 



200 RKCORDS OF 

Application from sundry Persons Proprietors of Property 
in that part of Baltimore Town known by the name of 
Ridgely's Addition to said Town for Permission to inclose 
sundry Lots, Streets, Lanes and Alleys in said Addition. 

Clk directed to Advertise a Meeting of this Board on 
Monday the 6th May next 10 O'Clock in the forenoon on 
the Premises to consider on the Propriety thereof. 

Clk ordered to get from the Clerks Office a List of Tavern 
Licences. 

Resolv'd by this Board that the Managers of the Annual 
Lottery for this Town, have 2^/^ per Cent for disposing of 
the Tickets for said Lottery. 

The following Acct. presented for work done at sundry 
parts of this Town and Fells Point — & orders given for 
same. 

Joseph Biays for work done Market Strt. Fell's Point, 
27..19..2. 

John Brown do. Harrison Strt. Old Post. Road, &c., 
24..n..9. 

Joseph Townsend do. Front & Pitt Streets, 12.. 5. .2. 

John Mickle do. in Howard Street, 1226..18..9>4. 

Reed. Order No. 32 1120.. 14../^. 

do. 33— 106..4..1>^. 

James McHenry presented an Acct. for Cash Paid 
Clk of the Senate for Copy of an Act of Assembly En- 
creasing the Powers of this Board, 1..10..0. Total, 
I293..4.TO14. 

Resolv'd that John Alickle superintend the filling up 
Sharp Street from Pratt Street to Street Likewise 

Alley. 

Adjournal to 11th May next. 

Sam'i. Vincent, Clk. 



Baltimore, 29th. April, 1793. 
Special Meeting. 

In Consequence of a Petition handed in at the last Meet- 
ing of the Board, from the Inhabitants residing on Second 



BAI.TIMORK CITY 201 

Street, requesting that the said Street might be regulated 
and paved. Present : 

John Mickle:. 

John Hillen. 

John Brown. 

Joseph Townsend. 

Whereupon, Resolved that a Pitch be made on second 
Street opposite a small Alley coming out of Sumalt's Lot 
& that the Water have an even regular Descent each way to 
South Street & Tripolet's Alley, and that another Pitch 
be made opposite the East Corner of Oliver & Thompson's 
Brick Warehouse and to have an even regular Descent each 
way to Gay Street and Tripolet's Alley aforesaid. 



Baltimore, 6th. May, 1793. 
Special Meeting. Commissioners met in Consequence of 
Notice being given by Resolve of this Board last meeting 
to consider the propriety o.f enclosing Ridgelys Addition to 
Baltimore Town. Present : 

John MicklE. 

John Hillen. 

John Brown. 

Joseph Townsend. 

Joseph Biays. 

John Coulter. 

Who on Examining into the several Circumstances at- 
tending the same & hearing the Sentiments of the present 
Proprietors Do Resolve to pospone the business. 



Baltimore, 11th. May, 1793. 
Commissioners met agreeable to adjournment. Present 

Joseph Biays. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 
John Coueter. 
John MicklE. 
John HileEn. 



202 RECORDS OF 

Charge James Long with a Horse & Cart to Lindenber- 
ger, Smith & Co., 1..5..0; do. James Long difference of a 
Horse & Chair charged George Lindenberger, now Charged 
a Horse, 0..5..0; do. James Long, to be Collected from Mrs. 
Morris Exhibiting Transparencies, 0..7..6 ; do. James Long 
Another Horse & Cart Tax John Brown, L.5..0; do. James 
Long, 7 Tavern Licencies taken out August Term 1792, 
not return'd in Jno. Travers List, 35..0..0; do. James Long 
9 half Tavern licenses March Term 1793, @ 50/, 22..10..0; 
total, £60..12..6. 

The following Accounts presented for work done in sev- 
eral parts of this Town and Fells Point, for which Orders 
were given on the Treasurer. 

Michael Bussard his Bill for Scantling, &c.. Order No. 35, 
2..14..1L 

John Hillen his Bill for Paving in Water Street, Order 
No. 36. 66..5..9. 

Joseph Townsend, work done in Front & Pitt Streets. 
Order No. Z7 , 13..19..l3^. 

Joseph Biays do. Market, Wilkes & Bond Streets F.* Pt, 
No. 38, 15..0..0. 

John Brown, do. Harrison, Frederick & Bridge Streets, 
Post Road & Bridge in Dulany Strt, No. 39, 33..5..10i/<. 

William Lynch do. Hanover Street, No. 40, 19..14..4; total, 
£15L.0..0. 

Application of Sundry Inhabitants of Fleet Street, & 
Apple Alley Fells Point requesting the same may be re- 
paired. 

Resolved that the same be done as soon as convenient 
under the Inspection of Joseph Biays & Jno. Coulter. 

Adjourn'd to 18th. Inst. g^^^,^ Vincent, Clk. 

Baltimore. 14th. May, 1793. 
Commissioners met at the request of sundry Inhal)itants 
of Bank or Mercer Street to Level and regulate said Street. 

^^^^^"^' John Mickle. 

John PIillen. 

John Brown. 
losEPH Townsend. 



*Fells Point. 



BALTIMORE CITY 203 

Whereupon it was Resolved that said Street have a De- 
scent of 4 Inches & ^ in every ten feet from Light Street to 
the Gutter of Pubhc Alley, and that a Pitch in the said 
Street be at the Centre between Calvert Street and Public 
Alley and to have an even regular Descent each way to the 
said Calvert Street and public Alley. 

Baltimore, 18th. May, 1793. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

John Mickle. 
John Hielen. 
John Coulter. 
James Wignell. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 
Adjourned to 25th. Inst. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Baltimore. 21st. May, 1793. 
Commissioners met in Honey Alley South of Christopher 
Hughes's Dwelling House. Present : 

John Mickle. 
James Wignell. 
John Hillen. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Coulter. 

Who on Examining said Alley, it appears that some In- 
dividuals have removed the Dirt and Sand out of said Alley 
to the Injury thereof. 

Resolved that the Members of this Bord use their en- 
deavor to prevent any further encroachments on the said 
Alley and that all the Sand, &c., that can be spared out 
of it be disposed of, and the Money arising therefrom be 
Collected as other Taxes — Resolved also, that the Direction 
of said Allev be under the Care of John Mickle tSc John 
Plillen. 



204 RECORDS OF 

Resolved that John Mickle make the necessary repairs in 
Light Strt. & Water Street adjoining Light Street. 

Baltimore, 25th. May, 1793. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

Joseph Townsend. 
John Coulter. 
Joseph Biays. 
John MicklE. 
James Wignele. 
Joseph Townsend presented an Account for work done 
at the Bridge in Dulany Street — Reed, an Order No. 41, 
13..13..11. 

Adjourn'd to Saturday 8th June next. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Baltimore. 6th. June, 1793. 
At the request of David Harris and others Proprietors 
in East Street, the Commissioners met to fix the Level of 
said Street, &c. Present : 

John MicklE. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John HillEn. 
Whereupon Resolved that Lemon Street or Alley have an 
Ascent of one Inch in every ten feet from Market Street 
half way between Market Street and East Street & from 
thence to have one Inch fall in every ten feet to the North 
East side of East Street. 

Resolved that East Street have an even regular Descent 
from Holliday Street to Gay Street. 

Baltimore, 8th. June, 1793. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

John Mickle. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John HillEn. 



BALTIMORE CITY 205 

Charge James Long with Cash Reed, from John Harris 
for Exhibiting to view two Buffaloes^ 0..2..6 ; ditto for Cash 
Reed, for Hogs Seiz'd & Sold, 2..0..4; total, £2..2..10. 

Applieation of Jaeob Miller of old Town requesting to 
have Jones's Street regulated. 

Application of sundry Proprietors holding Property on 
Harrison's Marsh, requesting that sundry Streets on said 
Marsh be filled up and regulated. 

The following accounts presented for work done in the 
Town and Fells Point — for which Orders were drawn on the 
Treasurer. 

Joseph Townsend work done in Front & Pitt Streets, &c., 
order No. 42, 11. .7..7>4. 

Joseph Biays for do. at the Point, No. 43, 26.. 2. .9. 

Ditto do., at Ditto, No. 44, 25..15..0. 

James Brown do. Bridge in Dulany Streets, &c.. No. 45, 
21..5..9. 

Ditto do., Bridge Ditto On Interest, No. 46, 100..0..0; total, 
£184..11..1>4. 

Adjourn'd to 22d. Instant, 4 oO'Clock P. M. 

Sam'l Vincext, Clk. 



Baltimore, 11th. June, 1793. 

At the request of sundry Inhabitants residing on the East 
of Jones's Falls, the Comimssioners met to fix the Level of 
Jones's Street. Present : 

John Micki^e. 

John Hili^En. 

Joseph Townsend. 

John Brown. 

Whereupon resolved, that the aforesaid Street have an 
ascent of one Inch in every ten feet from Bridge Street to 
the Front Door of Jacob Miller's new Building. 

P. M. Commissioners met in Consequence of an Appli- 
cation from sundry Inhabitants of that part of Baltimore 



20G RECORDS OF 

Town called Ridgeleys Addition to enclose the same. Pres- 
ent : John Mickle. 

John Million. 

John Brown. 

Jose;ph Townsend, 
\\'hereupon Resolved that in Consequence of said Ap- 
plication — We the Svibscribers Special Commissioners of 
the Town aforesaid having taken the subject into Consi- 
deration and having at divers times viewed the said Addi- 
tion. Do find that there is and has been for a Number 
of Years past a Stream of Water running thro' the said Ad- 
dition which empties into the same out of Howard Street & 
crosses Timber Neck Lane near Paca Street, which Cir- 
cumstance the present Proprietors purchased under & we 
consider that if the said Communication of Water Should by 
any means be obstructed by the Proprietors it would have 
a tendency greatly to injure a considerable number of the 
Inhabitants who reside in the West end of said Town as 
also the Navigable part of the Bason. 

Therefore Be it remembered that on the Eleventh day 
of June Seventeen Hundred & Ninety three, the Special 
Commissioners of the Town aforesaid, Do Give and Grant 
full Power & authority to the Proprietors of the said Addi- 
tion to enclose the same except the following Streets, Viz. : 
John Street, Charles Street & twenty feet of Hague Street 
as far to the Eastward as Paca Street and Paca Street, 
which last mentioned Street is reserved by the Special Com- 
missioners & their successors for Ever for the express pur- 
pose of Conveying the aforesaid Stream of Water : Pro- 
vided it should ever hereafter meet with any Obstruction 
by the Proprietors of those Lots or Parcels of Land through 
which it now passes. 

In Witness whereof We have hereunto set our Hands and 
affixed our Seal of Office. 
Signed: Josrpti Townsend. 

John Hileen. 

Joseph Biays. 

John Brown. 

John Mickle. 

Sped. Comrs. 



Baltimore; city 207 

Baltimore, 14th. June, 1793. 
Commissioners met for the purpose of regulating the fol- 
lowing Streets. Present : 

John Mickle. 
John Brown. 
John Hillen. 
joskph townsend. 

Resolved that Kjng George's Street have an ascent of one 
Inch in every ten feet from the lower part of the Sill of 
Benjamin Gorsuch's front Door to the Intersection of said 
Street with Albemarle Street. 

Also Resolved that Albemarle Street have an ascent of 
one Inch in every ten feet from King George's Street to the 
Intersection of Plowman Street. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Baltimore, 22d. June, 1793. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

Joseph Biays. 
John Brown. 
John Mickle. 
John HileEn. 

Charge James Long with a fine to be Collected from 
Gabriel Gill for driving his Waggon on the Pavement con- 
trary to Law, 2..10..0. 

Adjourn'd to 6th. July, 1793. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Baltimore, 6th. July, 1793. 
Commissioners met. Prest. : 

John MicklE. 
John HillEn. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 

McGrath in behalf of himself & Godwin applied 

to this Board to renew their Licence for three Months 



208 irECORDS OF 

longer from the expiration of the last 3 Months ending the 
30th Ult. ; Permission is Granted accordingly on their pay- 
ing to James Long, Collector, £12..10..0. 

Charge James Long with the same, 12..10..0. 

Ditto with an Account against Jno. McDonagh & Shriver 
for Clay taken out of Street for making 200 thou- 

sand Bricks, @ 2/6, 25..0..0. 

An Advertisement respecting Corpses being improperly 
interred to be put in Grahams Paper. 

On Application of sundry Inhabitants in Jones Street to 
drain said Street — Resolved that the same be done under the 
inspection of John Brown. 

James Brown presented an Acct. for work done at the 
Bridge in Dulany Street, &c.. for which an Order on the 
Treasurer was given. No. 47, 32.. 16.. 10. 

James Long do. work done at sd Bridge, &c.. Order No. 
48^ 31..16..2. 

Saml. Vincent do. for 3 Mths. Service to 30th. Ult., Order 
No. 49, 7..10..0. 

John Gordon for weighing Bread 4 Months agreeable to 
Law, Five pounds, Order No. 50, 5..0..0. 

George Priestman, John Brown & William Trimble being 
Assessors of Bread for one Year ending 12th May last 
agreeable -to Law are allowed £20, Order No. 51, 20..0..0; 
total,, £97..3..0. 

Adjourn'd to 13th Inst. 



Baltimore, 13th. July, 1793. 

Commissioners met. Present : 

John Mickle;. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Hillen. 

Adjourn'd to ^londay next 15th Inst. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



BALTIMORE CITY 209 

Baltimore, 15th. July, 1793. 
At a Special Meeting" Commissioners met. Present: 

John Mickle;. 
John Hillen. 
Joseph Biays. 
Joseph Townsend. 

The Year rating the Assize of Bread being expired the 
12th May last, this Board therefore Resolve, that the former 
Assessors George Priestman, William Trimble & John 
Brown be continued in that Office for the space of twelve 
Months from this date. 

Adjourn'd to the 27th Instant. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Baltimore, 25th. July, 1793. 
Special Meeting in East Street, Commissioners met. 
Present : 

John MickeE. 
John Hillen. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 

Resolved that the footway on the South West side af 
East Street be seven feet from Gay Street to Calvert Street 
& that the footway on the North East side from Calvert 
Street to North Lane be also seven feet — Also Resolved that 
the footway of said Street from North Lane to Gay Street 
be the width of nine feet — Resolved, that the footway on 
each side of Gay Street from the Intersection of Frederick 
Street to Griffith Brid2:e be ten feet wide. 



Baltimore, 27th. July, 1793. 
Commissioners met agreeable to adjournment. Present 

John HileEn. 
Joseph Townsend. 
James Wignele. 
John Mickle. 
John Brown. 



210 RECORDS OF 

Charge James Long with Cash Reed, for Hogs Seiz'd & 
Sold, 0..10..4. 

Joseph Townscnd presented an Acct. for work done at 
the Bridge & Dulaney Street, &c., Rec'd. an Order, Xo. 52, 
17..14..9. 

Jolm I'>ro\vn do. work done at sd Bridge, Order Xo. 53, 
97.A..0: total, £114..18..9. 

An Application of Sundry Proprietors holding Property 
fronting on the Market space, Viz. : Hawk, Swan & Fish 
Market Streets requesting that the above Streets be filled 
up. 

Resolved, that the same be done as soon as Convenient 
under the Direction of John Mickle, John Brown & Joseph 
Townsend. 

Resolved that the Drain in Howard Street be widened 
& cleaned out Likewise the lover end of Pratt Street be re- 
paired under the Direction of John Mickle. 

Resolved that St. Pauls Street be taken down & regulated 
from Charles Street to the Original Bed of Jones' Falls as 
soon as Convenient under the Direction of John Mickle, 
John Brown & Joseph Townsend. 

James Long is appointed to take the Assessment on 
Horses, Carriages, Billiard Tables, &c., for the present Year, 
for which Service he is to be allowed twenty Dollars. 

Adjournal to 13th August next. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Baltimore, 10th. August, 1793. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

John Mickle. 
James Wignell. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John HillEn. 

Permission is Granted to Johnson to Exhibit to view 

a Magot (an Animal) for which he is to pay Jas Long 
0..7..6. 

Adjourn'd to 24th. Inst. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



BALTIMORE CITY 211 

Baltimore, 24th. August, 1793. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

John MicklE. 
James WignelIv. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 

Adjournal to 7th. September next. 

Sam'e Vincent, Clk. 

Baltimore, 2d. September, 1793. 
Commissionet-s met on Bank or Mercer Street. Present: 

John MickeE. 
John HillEn. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 

An Application of sundry Inhabitants of said Street to 
have the same Paved — Resolved, that the same be Paved 
immediately after the Paving of East & Second Streets be 
finished. 

Charge James Long with the Amount of Richard Law- 
sons Acct. for Clay hauled out of Hanover Street, 13. .7.. 8. 



Baltimore, 12th. September, 1793. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

John Mickle. 
John Hillen. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Coueter. 

In Order to prevent the Introduction & spreading of any 
Pestilential fevers or other raging Disorders amongst the 
Inhabitants of this Town — Resolved, that they be notified 
in the Pviblic Papers, that it is the request & Directions of 
this Board that they keep the Gutters of the several Streets, 
Lanes & Alleys clean from all Filth & Dirt which may have 



212 RECORDS OF 

a tendency to obstruct the Passage of the AVater running 
along the same, Otherwise they will be prosecuted against 
as the Law^ Directs — As Likewise to inform the several 
Scavengers that due attention be paid to the cleaning of the 
Streets agreeably to their Contracts — And in Order that the 
aforesaid Directions be put in Practice, this Board appoint 
John Mickle, John Hillen, Joseph Townsend, John Brown 
& Joseph Biays to superintend the same and urge a Com- 
pliance where any Delinquency appears. 

Charge James Long with Cash Reed, for Hogs Seiz'd & 
Sold, £3..11..0. 



Baltimore, 18th. September, 1793. 
At the request of sundry Inhabitants on Howard Street 
and Dutch Alley the Comimssioners met. Present: 

John Mickle;. 
John Hillkn. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 

Whereupon Resolved, that Liberty Street from the Inter- 
section of Cowpen Alley have an Ascent of ^ of an Inch 
in every ten feet to the Intersection of Dutch Alley — That 
Dutch Alley have an even regular Ascent from Liberty 
Street to the near side of the foot pavement East side of 
Howard Street. 

Baltimore, 21st. September, 1793. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

James Wignell. 
John HillEn. 
Joseph Biays. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 
John Mickle. 

Charge James Long a Chimney fine to be Collected from 
Isaac Hall a two Story*, Witness Thos. Trimble, 3..0..0. 

*Word house omitted. 



Baltimore: city 213 

Sundry Accounts presented, Viz. : 

John Thompson, Reed, an Order on Treasurer, No. 54, 
11.5..3. 
John Brown do. an Order £67..19..7>^, No. 55, 62..19..7>^. 
Ditto do. an Order, No. 56, 5..0..0; total, £79..4..10>^. 
Adjourn'd to 5th October next. 

Sam'iv Vincent, Clk. 



Baltimore, 5th. October, 1793. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

John Mickle. 
Joseph Townsend. 
James Wigneee. 
John HileEn. 
John Brown. 

Charge James Long- with Cash Reed, for Hogs Seiz'd & 
Sold, 4..0..8. 

Memorial of Sundry Inhabitants residing in Second Street 
requesting that this Board would Erect a Pump on the East 
end of Trippoletts Alley in said Street. 

Application of sundry Inhabitants in Union Street to 
Examine a Hole in said Street, John Hillen and Joseph 
Townsend are appointed to superintend the same. 

Saml. Vincent presented an Acct. for 3 Mths Services to 
the 30th Ult & 1 quire paper — Reed an Order, No. 58, 
7..10..1L 

Adjourn'd to the 19th Inst. 

Sam'e Vincent, Clk. 



Baltimore, 8th. October, 1793. 
At a Special Meeting Commissioners met. Present: 

John MicklE. 
James Wigneel. 
John HillEn. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 



214 RECORDS OF 

Resolved that Frederick Street from ]\Iarket Street to 
Water Street have a Descent of one Inch in every ten feet 
— Also Resolved that Market space South of Fish Market 
have an Ascent of one Inch & one eighth in every ten feet 
from Fish Market to the Intersection of Water Street. 

Charge James Long with Cash Reed, from Carter 

Exhibiting a Calf with four Horns, 2 Mouths, &c., 0..7..6. 



Baltimore, 19th. October, 1793. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

John Micki^e. 
James Wignele. 
John HileEn. 
Joseph Biays. 
Joseph Townsend. 

A INIemorial presented from sundry Inhabitants on or near 
Second Street for this Board to have a pump erected in 
sd Street. Clk directed to render in an Acct. for sundry re- 
pairs done on Griffith's Bridge to the Levy laying Court. 
Amot., £23..1..10, which was done, but rejected by said 
Court. 

Charge James Long Chimney fine Thos. Bryen (Patk. 
Bennett Witness), 2 Story*, 3..0..0. 

do. do. Chimney fine Jno. Brown, 2 Story*, 3..0..0. 

do. do. do. a Frenchman at the Coffee House, Gay Strt. 
2 Story* (J. Dewitt Witness), 3..0..0; total, £9..0..0. 

Adjourn'd to 2d November, 1793. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Baltimore, 21st. October, 1793. 
At the request of sundry Inhabitants of Howards Plill 
North of Market Street, the Commissioners met. Present: 

John MicklE. 
James Wignkel. 
Joseph Townsend 
John Brown. 

[OIIX ITlLLEN. 



*Word house omitted. 



BALTIAIORIC CITY 215 

Resolved that Eutaw Street from the Intersection of 

Lexington Street (agreeably to a Resolve passed day of 

1792) have one even regular Descent to Market Street. 

Resolved that Dutch Alley & Fayette Street have an even 
regular Descent from Eutaw Street to Howard Street. 

Also sundry Inhabitants on Second Street between South 
Street & Trippoletts Alley having petitioned this Board that 
a Pump be sunk on the side of said Square. 

Whereupon resolved that one be sunk accordingly & that 
John Mickle be appointed to superintend the same. 

Gave James Long written orders to Collect fines accord- 
ing to Law from all persons who occasion Nuisances in the 
Streets of this Town by putting out their empty Boxes, 
Casks, &c. 

Charge Long with Cash reed, from Carter exhibit- 

ing to view his Curiosity the second week. 0..7..6. 

Baltimore, 25th. October, 1793. 
Commissioners met on Bank or Mercer Street. Present: 

John Mickle. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Hillen. 
Resolved that the footway in said Street be 7 feet & a 
half. 

Gave John Brown Liberty to take Clay out of Hanover 
Street at the rate of 8d for one Horse Cartload, & one 
Shilling for 2 Plorse Cart. 

Baltimore, 28th. October, 1793. 
Commissioners met to Consider on the Propriety of mak- 
ing Application to the next General Assembly of this State 
respecting several Amendments necessary in the Law relat- 
ing to the Streets, &c. of Baltimore Town. 
Present : 

John Hillen. 

Joseph Townsend. 

John Mickle. 

John Brown. 



216 RECORDS OF 

Sundry particulars being produced & concluded on. Re- 
solved that Joseph Townsend lay the same before Robert 
Smith, Esq.. for his assistance in bringing them before the 
House, either by preparing a Memorial to go from this 
Board or framing a Law for the purpose. 

Baltimore, 2d November, 1793. 
Agreeably to adjournment Commissioners met. Present: 

John Mickle;. 
John Brown. 
James Wignele. 
Joseph Biays. 
Joseph Townsend, 

Charge James Long a Chimney fine from Mr. Dall 3 
Story*, 5..0..0; do. do. do. from Joseph Biays under old Act, 
2..0..0; do. do. do. from Jno. Bonfield one Story*, 2..15..0; 
do. do. do. from Isaac Hall do., 2..15..0; do. do. do. from Joe 
Pilgrim (Rd.f Bare, Witness) One Story*, 2..15..0; do. do. 
Cash to be Collected from Curtis Room for Exhibiting on 
Tight & Slack Rope, &c., 4..3..4 ; total, £ 19..8..4. 

Agreeably to a Resolve of 9th June, 1792 — One Hundred 
Dollars was borrowed as a Loan for purposes therein men- 
tioned, for which John Mickle now receives an Order hav- 
ing paid the same. No. 59, 37.. 10..0. 

James Long presented an Acct. for work done in sundry 
Streets, Order No. 60, 37..7..0; total, 74..17..0. 

Adjourn'd to 16th Instant. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Baltimore, 16th November, 1793, 
Commissioners met. Present: 

James Wigneei.. 
John Hillen. 
Joseph Townsend. 
Joseph Biays. 
John MickeE. 



*Word house or building omitted, 
t Richard. 



BAI^TIMORE CITY 217 

Charge James Long with a Chimney fine to be Collected 
from Moses Calhoun, 2 Story*, 3..0..0; do. do. a Frenchman 
to be Collected from Edward Catere, 1 Story*, 2..15..0; do. 
do. to be Collected from for Exhibiting" to view a 

Buffloe, 0..15..0; total, £6..10..0. 

Adjourn'd to the 30th Instant. 

Sam'i, Vincent, Clk. 

Baltimore, 7th December, 1793. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

John Micklk. 
John Hillen. 
josejph townsend. 
John Brown. 

Charge James Long with Chimney fine to be Collected 
from William Hawkins (Jno. Gordon, Witness), 2 Story*; 
3..0..0; do to be Collected from Mr. Solomon performing a 
Play, 0..15..0; do. do. from Peregrine Fitzluigh for Use Lot- 
tery Wheels, 1..17..6; total, 5..12..6. 

Memorial from Sundry Proprietors holding Property ii. 
Frederick Street requesting the same be paved in the earl} 
part of the ensuing Spring. 

Resolved that the same be done agreeably to the request 
of said Memorial. 

James Long presented an Acct. for work done in Low, 
Front, Short & Billingsgate Streets, &c.', Order No. 61, 
28.. 1..2>4. 

Adjourn'd to 21st. Instant. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Baltimore, 21st December, 1793. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

John Mickle. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Hillen. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 



''Word house omitted. 



218 RECORDS OF 

Charge James Long, a Chimney fine to be Collected from 
Widow Key (Usher Tracey, Witness), 2 Story*, 3..0..0; do. 
do. from Widow Hambleton, do., 3..0..0; do. do. from 
(R. Townsened, Witness), 1 Story*, 2..15..0; do. for 
Cash reed, for Hogs, Seiz'd & Sold, 12..8..4>4 ; do. Saml. 
Worthington's Acct. for Paving footway as per Acct. he 
neglecting to do the same agreeably to Law, n..2..9; total, 

£32..6..1>4. 

On Application of Mr. Falconi to Exhibit Philosophical 
Experiments, &c. — Permission is Granted to Mr. Falconi 
for the same on paying James Long, Collector, 7/6 for each 
nights performance. 

Clerk Directed to advertise for Persons to apply for clean- 
ing Streets in this Town. 

Sundry accounts presented viz : — 

Saml. Messersmith as per Acct. Reed, an Order, Xo. 62, 
7..10..0. 

Joseph Slater do.. Reed, an Order, No. 63, 5..0..0. 

Wm. Baker do.. Reed, an Order, No. 64, 3..0..0. 

John Brown do., Reed, an Order, No. 65, 65..10..0. 

Ditto do.. Reed, an Order, No. 66, 9..2..9. 

Joseph Biays do.. Reed, an Order, No. 67, 12.. 16.. 2. Total, 
£102.. 18.. 11. 

Adjourn'd to 4th January, 1794. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Baltimore, 4th January, 1794. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

John Mickle. 
John HillEn. 
James Wignell. 
Joseph Biavs. 
John Brown. 

On A])i)licati<)n of sundry Persons residing in (!v near 
Eden Street rcciuesting said Street may be regulated. Re- 
solved that John Ccmltcr. Joseph Biays & John P.rown 
inspect the same. 



*\Vorcl house omitted. 



BALTIMORE CITY 219 

Sundry Persons having applied for Cleaning the Streets 
agreeably to advertisement ; the Town was accordingly Di- 
vided into Districts. 

Charge James Long with a Chimney fine to be collected 
from Benjamin Gorsuch, 2 story*, 3..0..0; ditto do. from 
Widow Willson (Peter Pryan, Witness), do., 3..0..0; ditto 
do. from (Capt. Bulls House), do., 3..0..0; ditto do. 

from Isaac Griffith (Mr. Harbaughs House), do., 3..0..0; 
ditto Cash Reed. performing Slight of hand, Tvimb- 

ling, &c., 4..17..10; total, £16.. 17.. 10. 

Accounts presented. Viz. : 

John Weatherburn Cash advanced as per Acct., Order 
No. 68, 5..0..0. 

Sam Vincent for 3 Mths Services from 30th Septr. to 
30th Ult. & 1 Quire paper. No. 69, 7..11..4; total, £12..11..4. 

John Mickle, John Hillen & Joseph Townsend are ap- 
pointed a Committee to examine sundry Accounts to pre- 
pare for Publication and to meet at William Evans Tavern 
the 11th Inst. 3 O'Clock P. M. for sd purpose. 

Adjourn'd to 18th Instant. 

Sam'l Vinci^nt, Clk. 



Baltimore, 8th January, 1794. 

The Town being Divided into Districts it was let to the 
following Persons whose names are thereunto affixed for 
the Term of one Year from the date hereof, for the purpose 
of Cleaning the same, who have engaged to perform the 
Office of Scavenger in their different Districts as per Con- 
tract : 

First. John Brown, To include Bridge Street East of 
Griffiths Bridge. 

Second. Henry Stevenson. Gay Street from Frederick 
Street to the North side of Market Street. 

Third. James Sterling. To include Market space, Har- 
rison Street, Market Street from Phillpots Bridge to West 
side of Gay Street & Gay Street from South side of Market 
to Water Street & Fcderick Street North. 



''Word house omitted. 



220 RECORDS OF 

Fourth. Tliomas McElderry. Market Street from Gay- 
Street to West side of South Street & North Alley. 

Fifth. George Priestman & Marcus McCausland. Water 
Street and the Alleys Southward of said Street. 

Sixth. Joseph Townsend. Market Street from South 
Street to East side of Calvert Street. 

Seventh. Trustees of the Poor, The whole of Calvert 
Street from the Court House, Lovely Alley, Market Street 
from Calvert Street to West side of Charles Street, Charles 
Street with all the intermediate Streets, Lanes & Alleys be- 
tween Calvert & Charles Streets (except West part of 
Water Street & Bank Street) & paved part of Pratt Street. 

Eighth. John Mickle, Market Street from Charles Street 
to Hanover Street. 

Ninth. James Wignell, Market Street, from the East 
side of Hanover Street to Liberty Street. 

Tenth. Daniel Deady. Market Street, from the East 
side of Liberty Street to the West Side of Howard Street. 

Eleventh. William' Gibsen, Howard Street, North of 
Market Street. . 



Baltimore, 11th January, 1794. 

John Mickle, John Hillen & Joseph Biays being appointed 
last meeting as a Committee to examine xA^ccounts met ac- 
cordingly for that purpose. 



Baltimore, 18th January, 1794. 

Commissioners agreeable to adjournment. Present : 

John Mickle. 
John Hillen. 
Joseph Biays. 
James Wignell. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown, 

The following Accounts presented & orders drew on the 
Treasurer for the same, Viz. : 



Baltimore; city 221 

John Hart for Piatt of Ridgely's Addition, Order No. 70, 
1..2..6. 

James Lonu for taking the Assessment for 1793, Order 
No. 71, 7..10..6. 

John A. Hamilton for Services as Overseer to this date, 
do. 72, 99..0..0. 

John Mickle for Paving in sundry Streets as per Acct., 
do., 7Z, 1645..1 7..7>^. 

Ditto for Repairs done in Sundry Streets do., 74, 
166..13..10. 

Joseph Biays for Paving done in Thames & Phillpot 
Streets Fells Point, do., 75, 889..19..4; total, £2810..3..3>^. 

Charge James Long with F. Deleportes Chimney fine, 2 
Story* (Witness Widow Levely), 3..0..0 ; do. do 2 Story* 
(Witness Richards or Stewart), 3..0..0; total, £6..0..0. 

John McDonagh having made Application to this Board 
for Permission to remove the Clay suitable for making 
Brick in Hill Street between Forest & Goodman Streets. 

Resolved that said John McDonagh have leave to re- 
move the same on the following Conditions, Viz. : that he 
the said John McDonagh do remove the same of the Breadth 
of Forty two feet to the whole Depth of the Clay suitable 
for making Brick as aforesaid, on or before the first day of 
October next he paying, therefore One Shilling & sixpence 
for every Thousand Bricks so made therefrom. Estimating 
one thousand Bricks for every sixty four Cubic Feet, sub- 
ject to the Direction of John Hillen & Joseph Townsend — 
See John McDonagh's obligation for the above perform- 
ance. 

Resolved that John Brown & Joseph Townsend be & are 
hereby appointed to secure the Common Sewers near the 
Market House and to dispose of the Iron Grates- now over 
the same. 

In Consequence of an Application last Meeting of sundry 
Inhabitants in and near Eden Street, the Committee ap- 
pointed to inspect the same. Do Report that they find it 
necessary to fill up a Hole & to Level a Bank in said Street. 



*Word buildins: omitted. 



222 RECORDS OF 

W'hcrctipon Joseph Ijiays & John Jirovvn arc appointed to 
SuperiiUeiul the same. 

Adjourn'cl to February the 1st. 

Baltimore, 20th January. 1794. 
Special Meeting. At the request of Sundry Inhabitants 
on Fells Point, the Commissioners met. Present: 

John Micklk. 
John HillEn. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 
James Wignell. 
Joseph Biavs. 
Whereupon Resolved that a Pump be Erected near the 
Intersection of Phillpot & Thames Streets agreeable to the 
prayer of said Inhabitants for that purpose and that it be 
done under the Direction of Joseph Biays. 

Baltimore, 1 February, 1794. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

John Mickle. 
John Hillen. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 
James Long presented an Account for 2 Judgments ob- 
tained agt.-f- him in 2 Warrants for Chimney fines — for 
which an Order No. 76 was drew on the Treasurer, 0..13..8. 

Adjourn'd this day Week. ^ , ,^ _„ 

^ ^ Sam L Vincent, Clk. 

Baltimore, 8th February, 1794. 
Special meeting. Commissioners met. Present : 

John Mickle. 
John Hillen. 
Joseph Biays. 
James Wignall. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 

■j-Against, 



BALTIMORE CITY . 223 

John Alickle presented an Acct. for work done in Sharpe 
Street, Hanover & Liberty Streets & for Smiths work- 
Order No. 77 on the Treasurer, 134..6..5i4. 

On Application by Memorial from sundry Inhabitants on 
the East side of Jones's Falls, requesting that sundry Streets 
mentioned in said Memorial may be regulated so as to 
Convey the large Body of Water down said Streets into 
Jones's Falls — Resolv'd that the same be done as soon as 
Convenient under the Direction of John Brown & Jos'h 
Townsend. 

Charge James Long with the Following Streets Faved, 
Viz.: 

Paving in Wilkes's Alley as per List render'd, 135..18..0; 
ditto in Pratt Street do., 380..4..5 ; ditto in East Street do.. 
597.A5..iy2 ; ditto in Gay Street do, 15L.L.6; ditto in Second 
Street do. 382. .16.. 7; ditto in Bank Street do, 176..0..3i^ ; 
ditto in Philpot Street Fells Point, 362..0..0; ditto in Thames 
Street do, 51L.0..0; total, 2696.. 15.. IL 

Charge Robert Gorsuch with Cash Reed, from Eleven 
Persons as fine for Selling Liquor without Licence, @ 30/, 
from Nov., 1791, to Nov., 1793 inclusive, 16.. 10; grand total, 
£2713..5..11. 

Sundries to James Long: 

James Sterett, Paid him at sundry times as per Rect., 
3397..15..5y2 ; Baltimore Town — Amt. of Insolvencies as per 
List, 64. .6. .3 ; By Sundry Accts. for Paving, where no Dis- 
tress can be laid, not yet Collected, 153..14..11y2 ; By Clay 
Acct. do., 25..0..0; By Chimney fine do., 3..0..0; total 
181. .14. .11^. By Extra allowance Collecting 24 Chimney 
fines, @ 3/9, 4..10..0; By Commission on £3391..15..8 Col- 
lected, (a; 2/2 per Ct., 84..15..103^ ; 335..7..1. Grand total, 
£3733..2..6i^. 

John Mickle, James Wignell & Joseph Townsend are ap- 
pointed to call on the Treasurer to Settle his Acct. on Tues- 
day Next 9 O'clock & to prepare the Accts. for the Year 
1792 for the Inspection of the Comptrollers. 

Adjourn'd to 22d. Inst. 

Sam'Iv Vincent, Clk. 

*Per hundred. 



224 RECORDS OF 

Baltimore 11th February, 1794. 

James Wignell, John Mickle & Joseph Townsend waited 
on the Treasurer agreeable to appointment and on Exami- 
nation find the Money Reed, by him from the Different Col- 
lectors from 16th Nov., 1792, to this day. Amount to 
£4771..11..3>4, @ 134 per Ct.*, 59..12..10>^. Gave him an 
Order to retain that Sum in his Hands, No. 78. 

James Street to Sundries, Dr. 

To Jno. Traverse, Reed, of him at Sundry times, 
1147..4..4^; To Robt. Gorsuch, Reed, of him do, 226..11..5; 
total, £1373..15..9%. 

Robert Gorsuch to be Credited as follows : 

Amot. of Insolvencies for 15 penny Tax for Yrs. 1792 & 
1793, 163..9..7; Commission on £240..6..7 Collected on 15 
penny Tax, 13..9..0; do. on £16..10..0, Reed, for fines from 
Persons Selling Liquor without Licence from Nov., 1791, 
to Nov., 1793, inclusive, 0..13..2; total, £177.. 11. .9. 

Balto. Town — to John Traverse for Insolvencies 15 penny 
Tax for Yr. 1792, 2..5..3 ; for Corns, on £30..2..10>4 Col- 
lected of sd Tax since last Settlement, 2..8..2^ ; for Ditto on 
£1152..9..9;k; Collected of Paving Tax, &c., 28..16..3; total, 

33..9..8M. 

James Sterett for the following Orders issued since last 
Settlemt. but not Paid — Viz. : 

—No. 33, 106..4..1>4 ; No. 36, 66..5..9; No. 39, 33..5..103^ ; No. 
40, 19..14..4; No. 43, 26..2..9; No. 46, 100..0..0; No. 49, 7..10..0; 
No. 56, 5..0..0; No. 57, 28..10..9; No. 59, 37..10..0; No. 60, 
37..7..0; No. 61, 28..1..2i^ ; No. 63, 5..0..0; No. 64, 3..0..0; 
No. 65, 65..10..0: No. 68, 5..0..0; No. 72. 99..0..0; No. 74, 
166..13..10: No. 77, 134..6..5i^ ; total, £974..2..1. 



Baltimore, 14th February, 1794. 
Comptrollers met. Examined the Account for 1792 and 
approv'd. Signed : 

Sam'l Hollingswortii. 
Aleix. McK.im. 
David Williamson. 

Comptrollers. 



BAIvTlMORE CITY 225 

Commissioners Present : 

John Micklk. 
John HillEn. 
Jose:ph Townsend. 

Sam'Iv Vincent, Clk. 



Baltimore, 19th. February, 1794. 

At the request of sundry Inhabitants in Frederick Street 
Commissioners met. Present: 

John Mickle. 
John HiIvLEn. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 

Resolv'd that the Gutters in Frederick Street from Balti- 
more to Second Street be ten feet from the front of the 
Lots on each side, and that John Mickle, John Hillen & 
Josh. Townsend be appointed to Superintend paving the 
same. 

Baltimore, 1st March, 1794. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

John MicklE. 
John Hillen. 
James Wignall. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 

Resolv'd 1st. That Hanover Street have Ij/^ Inch Descent 
in every ten feet from Pratt Street to the Mouth of Alley 
North of Erasmus Uhlers Tan Yard & from thence one even 
regular Ascent to Market Street. 

2d Resolved that Lombard Street have an even regular 
Ascent from Hanover Street to the Intersection of said 
Street with Sharp Street, Agreeably to the Resolve of Sharp 
Street on the 1st April last. 

Charge James Long to be Collected for the Year 1793 as 
follow.s — Viz.: Amount of Horse & Carriage Tax, 255. . 5. .0; 



226 RECORDS OF 

Ditto r)illiar(l Tables. Do., 158..15..0; Ditto Tavern Licence 
Do., 385..0..0; total, 799..0..0. 

Charge Robert Gorsuch, Shefif., for the Present Year with 
Fifteen Penny Tax to be Collected on the Amot. of Prop- 
erty in Balto. Town. Viz.: on £560985..6..8 is £350..12..4. 

Commissioners attendance from last Settlement to 14th 
Inst., Viz. : 

John Mickle, 59 days, @ 6/3. 18..8..9. 

James Wignell, 34 days, @ 6/3, 10..12..6. 

John Hillen, 54 days, @ 6/3, 16..17..6. 

John llrown, 54 days, @ 6/3, 16.. 17.. 6. 

Joseph Townsend, 56 days, @ 6/3, 17..10..0. 

Joseph Biays, 27 days, @ 6/3, 8..8..9. 

John Coulter, 12 days, @ 6/3, 3..15..0. 

Total days, 296; total amount, £92..10..0. 

An Order drawn on the Treasurer tor the above Sum in 
favour of Joseph Townsend, No. 1. 

Permission is granted to Cressen to perform Slight 

of Hand, &c., on his paying 3/9, for very night he Per- 
forms — The following is a Scheme of a Lottery, Agreeably 
to an Act of Assembly, being a Supplement to an Act !f^n- 
titled "An Act for the more Effectual Paving the Streets, 
&c., of Baltimore Town & for other purposes therein men- 
tioned" as Agreed on & approved of by this Board & the 
Board of Port Wardens and under the Direction of the fol- 
lowing Managers : 

James Caehoun. 
Jeremiah Yeelott. 
George Salmon. 
Peter Hoffman. 
Thomas Johnson. 

Port JVardens. 

John Mickle. 
John Hillen. 
Joseph Biays. 

Special Comuiissioncrs. 



BAL,TlMORi: CITY 



227 



SCHEME. 

10.000 Tickets at 5 Dollars each are 50,000 Dollars. 

1 Prize of 10,000 Dollars is 10,000 Dollars 

5,000 " 



1 ditto " 


5,000 


2 ditto " 


1,000 


2 ditto " 


500 


4 ditto " 


200 


10 ditto " 


100 


15 ditto " 


50 


31 ditto " 


20 


50 ditto " 


10 


3,220 ditto " 


6 


Last Tick 


3,336 Prizes 




6,664 Blanks. 





To be rais'd. 



. 2,000 

. 1,000 

, 800 

. 1,000 

. 750 

, 620 

. 500 

. 19,320 

, 500 

41,490 
. 8,510 



10,000 Tickets, a 5 Dols. is. 
Adjourn'd to 15th Instant. 



,50,000 Dollars 



Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Baltimore 15th. March, 1794. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

Jame;s Wignai^u 
Joseph Biays. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John HieeEn. 

A Memorial from the Vestry of St. Pauls to regulate & 
Gravel New Church Street & Charles Street. 

Resolved that the above Premises be viewed. 

A Memorial from the Trustees of the Catholic Church to 
repair Charles Street to the said Church. 

Resolved that the above Premises be viewed. 

A Memorial from Sundry Inhabitants residing in Dutch 
Alley. 

Resolved that the same be examined. 



228 RECORDS OF 

Cliarge James Long with Cash reed, from Falconi for 
Exhibiting SHght of Hand, &c., 3..15..0; do. do. reed, from 
Thos. Crandal exhibiting" a Monster, 0..7..6; total, 4.. 2. .6. 

Order No. 2. Thos. Dewitt for 1 Yr. rent of his Room 
ending 29th October last, S..0..0. 

James Long is appointed to Collect the Taxes due this 
Board for the Year 1793. 

Adjourn'd to this day two Weeks. 

Sam'iv Vince;nt, Clk. 



Baltimore, 18th. March, 1794. 

Commissioners met. Present: 

Jamks Wignai^Iv. 
John Hillkn. 
John Mickle. 
Joseph Townsend. 

Being at the request of Jacob Stidger in Order to ascertain 
the Level of Dutch Alley, he being about to build on the 
same. 

After examining the said Alley, it is Resolved, that it have 
one even regular Ascent from Howard Street to the Inter- 
section of Eutaw Street. 

In Consequence of the Petitions presented at last Meeting 
from the Vestry of St. Pauls Church, to regulate and im- 
prove New Church Street and to Gravel and amend Charles 
Street. Also the Petition from the Roman Catholic Congre- 
gation to Gravel and improve Charles Street aforesaid, the 
Board examined the same and appointed Jno. Mickle to 
superintend the improving of Charles Street — But it appear- 
ing that the regulation of New Church Street will be at- 
tended with Considerable expense, and as there arc at 
present no money in our Treasurers Hands — James Wignall 
& Jno. Mickle are appointed to inform the said Vestry, tiiat 
the said Street cannot at this time be regulated except they 
are willing to advance the Money on Loan, until such time 
as our funds will admit of returning it. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



BAIyTlMOUK CITY 229 

Baltimore, 29th March, 1794. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

James Wignall. 

John Hillen. 

Joseph Townsend. 

John Brown. 

John Mickle. 

Joseph Biays. 
A Memorial from Sundr}^ Inhabitants in Dutch Alley was 
presented requesting this Board to review & alter the Re- 
solve of the Level of said Alley passed on the 18th Inst. 

The Board taking the subject into Consideration and care- 
fully inspected into the same and after hearing the several 
objections of the said Memorialists, do, after mature de- 
liberation confirm the said Resolve, having to believe if al- 
tered would materially injure the Public without benefiting 
the said Proprietors. 

Charge James Long with Jesse Jarretts Chimney fine, 
Isaiah Jackson & Jno. Brown AVitness, 3..0..0; do. do. for 
Cash reed, from Joseph Townsend for Hogs Seized & Sold, 
Nt. Proceeds, 6.A..3 ; do. do. for do. reed, from Do. for old 
Plank which came ofif the Arch Bridge, 2..5..0; do. do. Wen- 
delkellers Chimney fine, 2 Story, 3..0..0; total, £14..9..3. 

John Hillen and Joseph Townsend are appointed to fill up 
the several Blanks in our Records, as also to draw an Ad- 
vertisement requesting the Inhabitants of this Town to pro- 
cure Fire Buckets agreeably to the Law of 1787, and inform 
them of the necessity of applying for Pumps, and if Conven- 
ient add the necessity of removing all nuisances, par- 
ticularly Slaughter Houses, &c., and publish the same in 
the several News Papers. 

Adjourn'd to 12th. April next. Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Baltimore, 12th April, 1794. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

James Wignael. 
Joseph Biays. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 
John MicklE. 



230 RECORDS OF 

Charge James Long Cash Reed, from James ]\Iack a 
Chimney fine, 3..0..0; do do. from McWheeler do., 1 Story*, 
2..15..0; do. from Nichs. Vreenceaux do., 2 Story*, 3..0..0; do. 
from Jacob ShafTer, do 1 Story*, 2..15..0; do. from Caleb 
Smith, do., 2 Story*, 3..0..0; total, £14..10..0. 

Robt. Smith presented an Acct. for his Services as Attor- 
ney for the Year 1793. Order No. 3 on Treasurer, 7..10..0. 

Saml. Vincent do. for 3 Mths Services at Clk from 30th 
Deer, to 30th March— Order No. 4, 7..10..0; Joseph Town- 
send do. for work done York & George Streets, Order No. 
5 on Treasurer, 26..17..0. Total, 41..17..0. 

On Application of Jacob Myers for regulating Hill Street, 
John Mickle, John Hillen. Joseph Tovvnsend and Jno. Brown 
are appointed a Committee to inspect the same. 

Adjourn'd to this day two Weeks. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Baltimore, 14th April, 1794. 

The following Commissioners met pursuant to appoint- 
ment of last Meeting held the 12th Inst., Viz. : 

John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John HileEn. 
John MicklE. 

Resolved that a Bridge be Built over the Canal leading 
down Howard Street opposite to the upper End of Hill 
Street near Timber Neck Lane — The said Bridge to have 
four good sufficient sleepers & to be covered with Pine 
Joists. 

John Brown is appointed to sui)erintend building the 
same. 



*Word building or house omitted. 



Baltimore; city 231 

Baltimore, 26th April, 1794. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

JamUS Wignall. 
joskph tovvnsend. 
John Brown. 

JOSIJPH BlAYS. 

John Mickl^. 
John HillEn. 

Charge James Long Cash Reed, from Cresson for 

performing 5 Nights Slight of Hand, 0..18..9; do. Reed, from 
Philip Mosheir for 2 Iron Grates Sold him by Jno Brown & 
Joseph Townsend agreeably to a Resolve of this Board, 
4..6..7, Nt., 3..1..5, ©^26/3; total, £5..5..4. 

Joseph Biays presented an Acct. for work done on Bond 
Street. Order No. 6 on the Treasurer, 16.. 16. .4. 

Memorial from Sundry Inhabitants in South Street, be- 
tween Market & Water Streets requesting four Additional 
Pumps to be sunk in said Street — Resolved that this Board 
Examine into the Premises. 

Resolved that the Law respecting Chimnies, &c., be re- 
published for three Weeks successively. 

Memorial from Sundry Inhabitants possess'd of Property 
in Bank Street to have a Pump sunk in said Street. Re- 
solved that this Board examine the same. 

Adjourn'd to the 10th May next. 

Sam'l Vince;nt, Clk. 



Baltimore, 28th April, 1794. 

At a Special Meeting Commissioners met. Present: 

John Mickle. 
James Wignall. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 
Joseph Biays. 

Resolved, that High Street from Bridge Street to the old 
Post Road be regulated in the following manner, Viz. : To 
be lowered at the upper end at the Intersection of the old 



2-]2 RECORDS OF 

Post Road and with the same Earth raised at the middle op- 
posite to North Street of a sufficient heii^ht to give the water 
a Descent each way to Bridge Street and old Post road and 
to be Graveled on the Top. 

John P)rown & Joseph Townsend are appointed to Super- 
intend the doing of the same as soon as our funds will 
admit. 

On the Application of the Inhabitants of South Street for 
Pumps — -Resolved that one be sunk opposite or near the 
middle of the End of Jno. McFadon's House at the Inter- 
section of South and Market Streets. 

Resolved, that one be sunk opposite the division Line be- 
tween Gustavus Scotts & Philip Roger's present dwelling 
House. Resolved, that one be sunk opposite the lower 
Corner of Isaac Caustens Brick House at the Intersection of 
South & Water Streets — Resolved that Jno. Mickle and 
Joseph Townsend superintend sinking the same. 



Baltimore, 10th ^lay, 1794. 

Commissioners met. Present: 

John Micki.e. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Biavs. 
James Wignall. 
John HileEn. 

Memorial from sundry Inhabitants in Second Street be- 
tween Gay Street & the Market Space, requesting the same 
be paved — Resolved that the same be done as soon as Con- 
venient. 

A Memorial presented from the Inhabitants residing in 
Queen Street Fells Point to have said Street paved — Re- 
solved that the said Street be paved as soon as Convenient. 

In Consequence of sundry Applications for Pumps to be 
sunk — Jno. Brown, Jno. Hillen, Jno. Mickle & Jos. Biays 
are appointed to fix proper places for the same & to meet on 
Monday next 9 O'Clock A. M. for that purpose. 



UALTIMORIi CITY 233 

Archibald Shaw presented an Acct. for work done in Eden 
& CarHsle Streets — Order No. 7 on Treasurer, 6..12..6. 
Adjourn'd to the 24th Inst. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Baltimore, 12th May, 1794. 

Special Meeting — At the request of Sundry Inhabitants of 

East Lane, the Special Commissioners met to Determine on 

a proper place to Erect a Pump on said Lane. 

Present: t -at 

John Mickle. 

John Brown. 

Joseph Biays. 

John Hillen. 

Whereupon it was Resolved, that a Pump be immediately 
Erected at the West side of the Break on the South side of 
said Lane nearly opposite the front Door of Henry Nichols 
and that Jno. Mickle, Joseph Townsend & John Hillen be 
appointed a Committee to superintend the same. 

Resolved — that Charles Street at the Head of the Gully 
opposite the Roman Catholic Burying Ground be repair'd 
under the Direction of Jno. Hillen, from which place the 
said Commissioners in Consequence of a request from the 
Inhabitants of Fells Point, on Fells Street West thereon, to 
ascertain a proper place in said Street to Erect a Pump — 
Resolved that said Pump be erected on the North West side 
of said Street and opposite the Centre of the Lot of Alex- 
ander Cummings on said Street under the Direction of 
Joseph Biays & Jno. Coulter. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Baltimore, 24th May, 1794. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

James Wignall. 
Joseph Townsend 
John Mickle. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Brown. 
John HileEn. 



234 RECORDS OF 

A Memorial from sundry Inhabitants holders of Property 
in Harrison Street requesting to have the same paved. 

Resolved that the same be done as soon as Convenient. 

Joseph Biays presented an Acct. for work done at the 
Causeway — No. 8 on the Treasurer, 37.. 15. .3. 

Jno. Brown do. for work done in High Street, Front, Har- 
rison & Low Streets — No. 9, Order on Treasr., 22. .5. .5. 

Wm. Gordon for Inspecting Bread ending 1st. March last 
Order No. 10— on the Treasurer, 11..5..0; total, £71..5..8. 

Charge James Long with Cash reed, for 2 Pigs Sold, 

0..11..8.^ 

Adiourn'd to the 7th June next. ^ , ,^ ^,, 

Sam h Vincent, Clk. 

Baltimore, 7th June. 1794. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

James Wignall. 
Joseph Townsend. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Brown. 
John HillEn. 
John MicklE. 

An Application of Abijah Babcock to show his machine. 

Resolved that permission be Granted to him on his pay- 
ing 3/9 for every performance. 

An application of to perform Tumbling, &c. 

Resolved that permission be Granted to him for that pur- 
pose on his paying 7/6 for each performance. 

Joseph Biays presented an Acct. for work done at the 

Causeway — Order No. 11 on the Treasurer, 28..7..11^'2. 

Adiourn'd to the 21st. Inst. ,, -a- r-n. 

•' Sam l \ incent, Clk. 

Baltimore. 9th June, 1794. 
At a Special Meeting Commissioners met. Present: 

John Mickle. 
John HillEn. 
Joseph Biays. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Coulter. 



EALTIMORD CITY 235 

Resolved that a Pump be sunk opposite the North End of 
Margaret Hale's House on Market Street allowing fifteen 
feet for the footway. 

Resolved that another Pump be sunk opposite the North 
end of Joseph Dimelo's new frame Building, the footway to 
be twelve feet. 

Resolved that Joseph Biays & Jno. Coulter superintend 
the same. 

Gave James Long Orders to apply at every House 
throughout the Town and Fells Point and examine if they 
are supplied with Fire Buckets as the Law directs & where 
neglect appears, Collect the fines accordingly, and that he 
be paid for his trouble out of the fines so incurred. 

James Long presented an Acct. for work done on York, 
Front and Harrison Streets, Order No. 36.. 11. .4^. 



Baltimore, 11th June, 1794. 

The Commissioners met in Consequence of an Applica- 
tion of Sundry Inhabitants on Fells Point. Present: 

John Mickle;. 
joskph. townsend. 
John Hille;n. 

JOSi;PH BlAYS. 

John Coulter. 

Resolved that Bond Street from the North Gutter of 
Fells Street have an Ascent of one & a quarter Inch in every 
ten feet to opposite the middle of Shakespears Alley & from 
thence to have a Descent of one & a quarter Inch in every 
ten feet to the South Gutter of Allisiana Street — Resolved 
that Bond Street from the North Gutter of Allisiana Street 
have an Ascent of one & a quarter Inch in every ten feet to 
the middle of the Square between Allisiana Street and Fleet 
Street and from thence to have a Descent of One and a 
Quarter Inch in every ten feet to the South Gutter of Fleet 
Street. 

Resolved that Abijah Babcock have Liberty to Exhibit 
his new Invented Waggon for one Month for the Sum of 
22/6 the lime to commence from his first Exhibition, & the 



236 RECORDS OF 

Money already paid therefor, to be considered & taken a. 
part of the said 22/6. 



Baltimore. 21st. June, 1794. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

Joseph Biays. 
Joseph Townsend. 
Jonx HiLLEN. 
John Mickle. 
John Browx. 

A Petition from Sundry Inhabitants of the Square front- 
ing- on Market Street, Fells Street & Shakespears Alley 
Fells Point for this Board to sink a Pump, &c., was re- 
ceived. 

Resolved that the request be Granted & Joseph Biays & 
John Coulter are appointed to superintend the same. 

A Petition from Martin Walsh was produced, requesting 
Hawk Street to be raised, Referred to the Committee here- 
tofore appointed. 

Sundry Inhabitants residing on Gay Street applied to this 
Board to Sink a Pump in said Street. 

Resolved that the same be done, and Jno. Hillen and Jno. 
Mickle are appointed to superintend the same. 

A Memorial from a Number of the Inhabitants of Fells 
Point & near the Causeway between Town & the said Point 
was presented, urg^ing the necessity of another Stone Arch 
adjoining the former over the Stream of Water at the 
Causeway. 

Referred to next Meeting. 

Joseph Biays presented an Acct. for work done at the 
Causeway — Order No. 12 on the Treasurer. 34.. 17. .6. 

Charge James Long Cash Reed, for Hogs Sold, Nt. 
Proceeds, 1..2..0; do. do. for a fine Reed, from Robert Casey 
for a Nuisance in his Cellar fronting on Market Street, 
1..15..0; do. do. for Amount of Paving Tax on Frederick 
Street South of Market Street, 302..13..4; total, £305..15..4. 

Adjournal to the 5tli July. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Baltimore: city 237 

Baltimore, 7th July, 1794. 

At the request of Sundry Inhabitants East of Jones's Falls 
the Special Commissioners met. Present : 

John MicklE. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John HillEn. 
John Brown. 

1st Resolved that King George's Street from the Inter- 
tection of said Street and Albemarle Street (lower side 
agreeably to Resolve of 14th June, 1793, have an Ascent of 
one Inch in every ten feet to the Intersection of Granby 
Street. 

2d Resolved that Albemarle & Granby Streets from the 
South Gutter of King George's Street have an ascent of one 
Inch in every ten feet to the middle of the Square between 
King George's Street and Duke Street and from thence to 
the North Gutter of Duke Street to have a Descent of one 
Inch in every ten feet. 

3d Resolved that Albemarle and Granby Streets from the 
South Gutter of Duke Street have an Ascent of one Inch to 
the middle of the Square between Duke Street and Queen 
Street and from thence to the North Gutter of Queens 
Street to have a Descent of one Inch in every ten feet. 

4th Resolve that Albemarle and Granby Streets from the 
South Gutter of Queen Street and Prince Street have an 
Ascent of one Inch in every ten feet & from thence to have 
a Descent of one Inch in every ten feet, to the North Gutter 
of Prince Street. 

5th Resolved that Albemarle & Granby Streets from the 
South Gutter of Prince Street to the middle of the Square 
between Prince Street and York Street, have an Ascent of 
one Inch in every ten feet, and from thence to have a 
Descent of one Inch in every ten feet to the North Gutter of 
York Street. 

6th Resolved that Granby Street from the South Gutter 
of York Street to the elbow of the said Street between York 
Street and Polly Street have an ascent of one Inch in every 
ten feet & from thence one even regular Descent to the 



238 RKCOKDS OF 

North Gutter of Polly Street, the said Gutter in Polly- 
Street to be on a level with the South Gutter of York Street. 

7th Resolved that iVlbemarle Street from the South Gut- 
ter of York Street to the middle of the Square between York 
Street & Polly Street have an Ascent of one Inch in every 
ten feet to the North Gutter of Polly Street. 

8th Resolved that Duke Street, Queen Streel. Prince 
Street, York Street and Polly Street have a Descent of one 
Inch in every ten feet from Granby Street to Jones's Falls. 

9th Resolved that Phillpot Street from the South Gutter 
of Prince Street to the middle of the Square between Prince 
Street & York Street have an Ascent of one Inch in every 
ten feet and from thence to the North Gutter of York 
Street to have a Descent of one Inch in every ten feet. 

Permission is hereby Granted to Rickets to perform 

his Equestrian feats of Plorsemanship for the Term of three 
Months from this date, provided he Contributes one per- 
formance as a Benefit to be applied towards the regulating 
& repairing the Streets. 

James Long is directed to attend and receive the Collec- 
tions made at said performance. 



Baltimore. July 12th, 1794. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

James Wignall. 
John IIiIvLEn. 
Joseph Townsend, 
Joseph Biays. 
John Brown. 

A Petition from sundry Inhabitants residing on Baltimore 
Street between the Corner of Howard & Eutaw Streets re- 
questing that the same be ])aved — Jno. ]\Iickle and John 
Hillen are appointed to Consult with the supervisor of the 
Turnpike Road and see if he will engage to unite with this 
Board to render the said in a i)assable situation provided the 
same is paved and inform the next Meeting of the Board. 

The Building another Arch at the Causeway being con- 
sidered — Resolved that if the Inhabitants there will advance 



Baltimore; city 239 

the Money for the purpose, that the same be built in the 
course of the present Season — Joseph Biays is directed to 
inform them thereof. 

Joseph Biays presented an Acct. for work done at the 
Causeway & Eden Street an Order issued No. 13, 50..13..0. 

Joseph Townsend do. for work done in Front Street, King 
George's Street & Market space, Order No. 14, 4.. 13. .9; 
total, 55..6..9. 

Charge James Long Cash reed. Nt. Proceeds of Hogs Sold 
from Joseph Townsend, 2..4..0. 

Adjourn'd to Saturday the 20th Inst. 

Sam'i, Vince;nt, Clk. 



Baltimore, 14th July, 1794. 
At a Special Meeting Commissioners met. Present : 

John Micklk. 
James Wignali,. 
John HillEn. 
Joseph Townsend. 
Joseph Biays. 

Resolved that Queen Street (on Fells Point) have an 
Ascent of one Inch in every ten feet from Thames Street 
to the West end of Philip Dorseys Brick dwelling House 
and from thence to have a Descent of one Inch in every ten 
feet to Wills Street. 

Resolved also, that the said Street have an Ascent of one 
Inch in every ten feet to the Centre of the Square from 
Wills Street to Point Street & from thence to have one 
Inch in every ten feet Descent to Point Street. 

Resolved that this Board receive on Loan for one Year of 
Jno. O'Donnell. George Gale, David Harris & Gustavus 
Scott the Sum of Three Hundred Dollars to be applied to- 
wards opening and rendering passable Dulany Street from 
the new Stone Bridge to the West corner of the Presby- 
terian Burying Ground. Joseph Townsend and John Hillen 
are appointed to superintend the same and build a Stone 
Bridge over the Branch crossing the said Street East of 
Thomas Yates burnt Building. 



240 RECORDS OF 

On the application of Saml. Chase, Esqr., Chief Judge of 
the Criminal Court of this County, this board examined the 
Public Square on Fells Point and do approve the proposal of 
building a Watch House on the said Square provided the 
Consent of a Majority of the Inhabitants of said Scpiare 
can be obtained — The said House to be built on such part 
thereof as may be hereafter agreed on. 

Baltimore, 24th July, 1794. 
At a Special Meeting the Commissioners met. Present: 

John Coulter. 

Joseph Biavs. 

Joseph Townsend. 

John Hillen. 

John Brown. 
The Board having examined the Injury arising from the 
large body of Water running through the different Squares 
of the East end of this Town — Whereupon Resolved that a 
Canal be cut about Eighteen feet West of the East I^ine of 
Market Street leading out of Fells Point to be taken out of 
the present Canal nearly opposite to the Brick House form- 
erly occupied by Isaac Van Bibber and continued in the 
aforementioned Direction to the Intersection of Bank Street 
& from thence to be continued down Bank Street to the 
Intersection of Ann Street & from thence to be continued 
down Ann Street untill it empties into a Branch leading into 
the River. 

Resolved that Joseph Biays and John Coulter be a Com- 
mittee to superintend the cutting of said Canal and to pro- 
ceed to the same as soon as the Money can be procured on 
Loan for said purpose. 

r>altimore, 26th July, 1794. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

Joseph Townsend. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Brown. 
John Mickle. 
John Hillen. 
John Coultek. 



bai^timore; city 241 

In Consequence of a Resolve of the 12th Instant respect- 
ing the Building of another Arch at the Causeway, the fol- 
lowing Persons have agreed to Lend the Sums of Aloney 
annexed to their Names for one Year, Viz. : 

Resolved that Joseph Biays, John Hillen & Joseph Town- 
send superintend the Building of said Arch. 

Resolved that James Long Call on Heneger & Col- 

lect a fine from him for a Nuisance, 35/. 

Charge James Long with the same, 1..15..0; do. do. Cash 
reed, from Moses Calhoun as Chimney fine last Year super- 
ceded, 3..0..0; total, 4..L5..0. 

The Year rating the- Assize of Bread being expired the 
15th Inst. — Resolved the present Assessors George Priest- 
man, \Vm. Trimble and John Brown be continued in that 
office for 12 Months from the said 15th Inst. 

Resolved, that Market Street between the Corner of How- 
ard & Eutaw Street be paved agreeably to the Petition of 
the 12th Inst. 

Joseph Biays presented an Acct. for work done in Eden 
Street — order issued. No. 15 on Treasurer, 31..11..3. 

Saml. Vincent do. Clk for 3 Months Service to 30th Ult 
& 1 quire Paper. Order No. 16, 7..11..2. 

Jno. Brown for Assessors of Bread to 15th Inst. Order 
No. 17, 20..0..0; total, £59..25..0. 

Adjourn'd to 9th August next. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Baltimore, 28th July, 1794. 
At a Special Meeting in Consequence of a Petition from 
Sundry Inhabitants of Conowaga Street for a Pump — the 
following Commissioners met, Viz. : 

John Micklk. 
John Hille:n. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 

Resolved that one be sunk on the South side of said Street 
between Charles Street & forest Street, opposite West End 
of the Academy, between said Streets — under the Direction 
of John Mickle. 



242 RECORDS OF 

This Hoard havint^ examined the Ground suital^le for the 
proposed Canal to go through at the North East side of this 
Town, do Resolve that the same be cut beginning at the 
North side of the old Post Road at the Intersection of the 
said Road & the Street leading into Town by Haywards 
Tan Yard & from thence to run with one Direct course 
through the Land of Daniel Bowley to the Head of the 
Canal lately opened near the Spring Head, at the upper 
side of Job Smith's Meadow. 

The Clk is Ordered to notify Daniel Bowley of the fore- 
going Resolve, that he may choose a Man to \''alue the 
Damages attending, as the Law directs in such Cases. 



Baltimore, 9th August, 1794. 

Commissioners met. Present: 

John Mickle. 
John HileEn. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Biays. 

Messrs. Gerard Hopkins & James Edwards being called 
on to value Property belonging to Sundry Persons where 
the Canal runs North of the old Post Road — The above Gen- 
tlemen have made the following return, Viz. : 

We the subscribers being called upon by the Special Com- 
missioners of Baltimore Town & others Interested, Do 
give it as our Opinion that Doctor Lloyd Goodwin & 
Thomas Sligh be allowed and paid at the rate of One 
Hundred & Sixty pounds per Acre, and that Josias Pen- 
nington, James Ogleby & Co. be allowed and paid at the 
rate of One Hundred and twenty Pounds per Acre for all 
such Land that is taken to cut a Canal ten feet wide from 
Job Smith's Meadow to Jones's Falls in the same Direction 
it has been heretofore laid out. And that the said Commis- 
sions & their successors do for Ever keep such Gates or 
other means to prevent trespass through the Canal on the 
above three pieces of Land. And that the said Commission- 



BALTIMORE CITY 243 

ers do Build a sufificient Bridge for the Use of each Lot (if 
requested by the Owners) eight feet wide. Signed : 

Genard Hopkins. 
James Edwards. 

The Clerk directed to give John Jalland a General Order 
on the Different subscribers as a Loan towards Building 
another Arch at the Causeway. 

James Long presented an Acct. for work done on Dulany 
Street. Issued an Order No. 18 on Treasurer, 29..n..l0><. 

John Brown do. for work done on Harrison, Jones's & 
Dulany Streets, Order No. 19, 29..8..5>^. 

John Hillen do. for work done, &c., on the North end of 
Charles Street & building a Bridge across Ellicotts Ditch in 
Hill Street, Order No. 20, 31..8..6>4 ; total, £90..8..10>4. 

Adjourn'd to the 23d Inst. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Baltimore, 11th August, 1794. 

In Consequence of a Petition from sundry Inhabitants on 
the lower end of Conowaga Street to sink a Well & erect 
a Pump at the lower end of said Square, the following Com- 
missioners met, Viz. : 

John MickeE. 

Joseph Townsend. 

John HieeEn. 

John Brown. 

Whereupon Resolved that one be sunk in the said Street 
at, or near the Corner at the Intersection of Liberty Street 
lower side and that John Mickle & Joseph Townsend super- 
intend the same. 



244 RECORDS OF 



Baltimore, 12th August, 1794. 
At a Special Meeting the following Commissioners were 

Present: ., ,, 

John JMickle. 

John Brown. 

John Hillen. 

Joseph Townsend. 

James Long, the present Collector, is appointed to take the 
Assessment of the present Year, on Horses, Carriages, Bil- 
liard Tables, &c., and to enter on the same immediately, for 
which he is to have Twenty four Dollars. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

A. M. 

Baltimore, 23d August. 1794. 
At the request of Sundry Inhabitants residing on Liberty 
Street South of Baltimore Street to level the same, the fol- 
lowing Commissioners met, Viz. : 

John MicklE. 

John Brown. 

John Hillen. 

Joseph Townsend. 

Whereupon resolved that said Street from Baltimore 
Street to the Intersection of Howard Street have a Descent 
of three quarters of an Inch in every ten feet. 

P. M. same Day. 

Commissioners met. Present : 

Joseph Biays. 
John Mickle. 
Joseph Townsend 
John HillEn. 
John Brown. 

Charge James Long with Cash Reed, for Hogs, 
£2..18..1^. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Baltimore; city 245 

Baltimore, 29th August, 1794. 
At the Special Instance of Dr. John Coulter, the follow- 
ing Commissioners met to examine into the situation of 
Fells Point in order if possible to remove all Nuisances in 
the Street or otherwise, that may have a tendency to intro- 
duce any Contageous disorders which at present the In- 
habitants appear under some alarming apprehensions may 
take place, Viz. : 

Joseph Biays. 

John Mickls. 

Joseph Townsend. 

John Hileen. 

John Coulter. 

The Board having considered & examined the same do 
agree that Joseph Biays be appointed to remove sundry 
small Ponds of Water which stand in several of the Streets 
on said Point, either by filling them up with Earth or 
draining them off. It is also recommended that every 
Member of this Board use all possible endeavours to prevent 
the Inhabitants of both Town and Point from discharging 
any foul or Nauseous substance into the Streets which may 
be injurious to the health of the Inhabitants. 

Sam'e Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 2d Sept., 1794. 
At a Special Meeting. Present: 

John Mickle. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 
John Hieeen. 

Resolved, that King George Street from the West side 
of Granby Street have an Ascent of one Inch in every ten 
feet to the West side of Exeter Street — Also Resolved, that 
King George Street from the East side of Exeter Street 
have a Descent of one Inch in every ten feet to the West 
side of Harford Street — Resolved Also, that Harrison Street 
from the South side of Gay Street have an Ascent of one 
Inch in every ten feet to the South East end of Wm. Cope- 



246 RECORDS OF 

land Gouldsmith's Brick House and from thence one even 
regular descent to the North side of the Public Wharf front- 
ing the elbow of said Street. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Baltimore, 6th Sept., 1794. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

Joseph Biays. 
James Wigneel. 
John Brown. 
John MicklE. 
John Hielen. 
Joseph Townsend. 

Order No. 21 drawn on Treasurer in favour of Jas. Long 
for Inspecting Bread from 1st March to 1st Inst., 7..10..0. 

Application of sundry Inhabitants residing on the East 
side of High Street East of Jones's Falls to erect a Pump 
on said Square, Resolved that one be erected as soon as 
Convenient. 

Adjourn'd to the 20th Inst. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 8th Sept., 1794. 

At a Special Meeting the following Commissioners met, 
Viz.: 

Joseph Biavs. 
John HieeEn. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 

A Number of the Inhabitants of high Street having ap- 
plied for a Pump to be erected in the said Street, this Board 
do now Resolve that as soon as a Majority of the Inhabit- 
ants of said Street sign the Memorial, that John Brown 
erect one at or near the elbow on the North East side 
nearlv opposite to the corner of Isaiah Jackson's Lot. 

Sam'e Vincent, Clk. 



BALTIMORE CITY 247 

Balto., 12th Sept., 1794. 

In Consequence of a Memorial from sundry Inhabitants 
residing on Hanover Street, South of Pratt Street, the fol- 
lowing Commissioners met. Viz. : 

John Mickle. 
John Brown. 
John Hileen. 
Joseph Townsend. 

Whereupon, resolved that Hanover Street from the South 
Gutter of Pratt Street have an Ascent of one Inch & a ^ 
in every ten feet to the middle of the Square between Pratt 
and Camden Streets & from thence to have a Descent of one 
Inch & ^ in every ten feet to the North Gutter of Camden 
Street. 

Resolved, that Hanover Street from the South Gutter of 
Camden Street to the middle of the Square between Cam- 
den & Conway Streets have an Ascent of one Inch & %. 
in every ten feet & from thence to have a descent of one 
Inch & 1/4 in every ten feet to the North Gutter of Conway 
Street. 



Balto., 13th September, 1794. 

At the request of John Andrea's & others the Commis- 
sioners met. Present : 

Joseph Townsend. 
John Hileen. 
John Brown. 
John MickeE. 

Resolved, that Street have one even regular Ascent 

from Liberty Street to Howard Street. 

Sam'e Vincent, Clk. 



248 RECORDS OF 

*Balto., 18th Sept., 1794. 

At the recjuest of sundry Inhabitants residing on Howard 
Street and Alley, the following Commissioners met, 

Viz. : 

John Mickle. 

John Brown. 

John Hille;n. 

Joseph Townsend. 

Whereupon, Resolved, that Liberty Street have an Ascent 
of ^ of an Inch in every ten feet from 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 20th Sept., 1794. 

Commissioners met. Present : 

John MicklE. 
John Brown. 
John Hillen, 
Joseph Townsend. 

Thomas Usher, Junr., attended this Board and gave in- 
formation that the Vestry of St. Pauls had authorised him 
to draw out of their Funds any Sum not exceeding One 
Hundred Pounds on Loan to the Special Commissioners for 
the Improving of New Church Street in Consequence of 
their Memorial to the Board last Spring. 

Resolved that John Mickle, Joseph Townsend & John 
Hillen be appointed to superintend the regulation of said 
Street, and that the Amount of the Sum of Money expended 
thereon be returned them out of our next Collection. Order 
No. 47 in favour of James Brown for work done at the 
Canal in old Town. 106. .6. .10. 

Adjourn'd to this day two Weeks. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



*This Entry wrong. See 18th Sept., '93, which is right. 



Baltimore; city 249 

Balto., 23d Sept., 1794. 
At a special Meeting the following Commissioners met, 
Viz.: 

John MickliS. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John HillEn. 
John Brown. 

Resolved, that Holliday Street, have a Descent of one 
Inch & a half in every ten feet from East Street to Alley. 

Sam'e Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 4th October, 1794. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

John MicklE. 
John Brown. 
John HieeEn. 
Joseph Townsend. 

Charge James Long with Cash received for Exhibiting to 
View a Pellican & Panther, 0..15..0. ; do. Amot. of Tavern 
Licences from Aiigt., 1793, to Augst, 1794, 91..0..10; total, 
£91..15..10. 

Adjourn'd to this day two Weeks. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 7th October, 1794. 

On the personal Application of James Calhoun and 
George Lindenberger on. behalf of the Inhabitants residing 
on Harris's Creek, 

Resolved that a small Stone Arch Bridge be immediately 
built over a Branch of Water Crossing Wilkes Street near 
the East side of Baltimore Town next to James Calhoun's 
Rope Walk. 

Resolved that the Money attending the Expense of the 
same, be borrowed of Geo. Lindenberger and that Joseph 
Biays, Joseph Townsend and Jno. Hillen be appointed to 
superintend the same. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



250 RECORDS OF 

Balto., 18th October, 1794. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

John Mickle. 
John Brow.n. 
John Hillen. 
Joseph Townsend. 
Joseph Biays. 

Balto., 20th Oct., 1794. 
At a Special Meeting Commissioners met. Present: 

John MickeE. 
John Brown. 
John Hileex. 
Joseph Townsend. 

Resolved, that a Well be immediately sunk and a Pump 
be fixed on the North West side of South Street opposite to 
second Street fronting the upper side of Seth Bartons lower 
Brick House. John Mickle and John Hillen are appointed 
to superintend the same. 

Sam'l A^incent, Clk. 

Baltimore, 1st Nov., 1794. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

John Mickle. 
Joseph Townsend. 
Joseph Biays. 
James Wignell. 
John Hillen. 

Mr. Wignell, one of the Managers of the Theatre, applies 
for Permission to perform- — the time to be ascertained for 
their Beginning. 

Resolved that Philpots bridge be repaired and that John 
Brown and Joseph Townsend superintend the same. 

Order No. 22 in favour of Joseph Biays for work done on 
Apple Alley. 4..10..0. 

Adjourn'd to this day two Weeks. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



BALTIMORE) CITY 251 

Balto., 15th November, 1794. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

John Mickle;. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John HilIvEn. 

Order No. 23, in favour of Jas. Brown for work done in 
Holliday Street opposite Theatre, 12..10..0. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 29th Nov., 1794. 
Commissioners met. Prest. : 

Joseph Biays. 
John Brown. 
John Mickle. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Hillen. 

Charge Jas. Long with Chimney fine to be Collected from 
John Coulter, 3..0..0; do. do. from Wm. Jacobs, 2..15..0; 
do. do. from John Straughan, 3..0..0 ; do. do. from Jas. 
McCannon, 5..0..0; do. do. from Redmond Barry, 3..0..0; 
do. do. from AVm. Brown, 2..15..0; total, £19..10..6. 

Application of sundry Inhabitants of the lower end of 
Queen Street, to have the same lower'd in order to carry oflf 
the Water which stands there. John Brown, Jno. Hillen 
and Josh. Townsend are appointed to examine the same. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 13th Dec, 1794. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 
Joseph Biays. 
John MicklE. 

In Consequence of a Petition from sundry Inhabitants on 
Fells Point, respecting a Nuisance in Ann Street. 



252 RECORDS OF 

Mr. James Long" is appointed to wait on Mr. Steele to 
request his removing the same. 

Charge James Long with a fine reccl. from Thos, Mc- 
Elclerry, 7..5..0; do. do. from W'm. ]\IcCausland, 1..5..0 do. 
Cash Reed, from Mr. Rickets for Equestrian Performances, 
30..7..6. total, £32..17..6. 

Order No. 24 in favour of John Hillen for work done on 
Hillen Street, 52..13..4^. 

Order No. 25, in favour of John Brown for work done on 
the Centre Bridge, 40..4..3><. 

Order No. 26, in favour of Yundt & Brown their Bill for 
Advertisements to 2d May last, 6..1..9. 

Order No. 27, in favour of S. Vincent for his Services as 
Clk to 30th Sept. last, 7..10..0; total, £106..9..5. 

Adjourn'd to this day Week three O'Clock P. M. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 20th Deer., 1794. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

John Hillen. 
James Wignall. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 
John MicklE. 

Order No. 28 favour of John Hillen, for work done on Hill 
Street, 1..10..0. 

Order No. 29 favour of Jas. Long for his Services taking 
the Assessment, on Horses. Carriages, Billiard Tables, &c., 
for the present Year, 9..0..0; total, £10..10..0. 

Adjourn'd to this day two Weeks. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 22d Deer.. 1794. 
At a Special Meeting, the following Commissioners met 
Viz. : 

Joseph Townsend. 
John Hillen. 
John Mickle. 
John Brown. 



BALTIMORE CITY 253 

At the request of divers Inhabitants of Street — 

Whereupon, Resolved that John Mickle make sundry re- 
pairs on said Street between James Carey's new Building 
and Pratt Street so as to render the same in a passable 
situation. 

Charge James Long with Cash he received from Jacob 
Shriver for Clay for 366500 Bricks, @ 2/6, 45..16..3. 

The following Note was sent to Mr. Benjamin Griffith: 

Sir — The Special Commissioners request that you will 
have your House on Fells Street removed further back, as it 
is now on said Street a considerable distance. You will be 
pleased to have it done by the 20th January next. 

Balto., 29th deer., 1794. 

By order of the Board. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 3d January, 1795. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

John Mickle. 
Joseph Biays. 
James Wignall. 
John Hillen. 
John Brown. 

Proceeded to dispose of the Different Streets by Lots at 
Public Sale agreeably to advertisement and were disposed 
of to the following Persons as Scavengers as per list filed : 

Trustees of the Poor Lots 1, 2, 3, & 8, 40..2..6. 

Danl. Deady No. 4, 7, 4..10..0. 

Jas. Wignell No. 5, 5..0..0. 

Thos. Rutter, Junr., No. 6, 9, 12..0..0. 

Jas. Stirling, Nos. 10„ 11, 12, 13, 4..16..3. 

John Tagart, Nos. 14, 17, 0..15..0. 

Dr. H. Y. Stevenson, No. 15, 0..7..6. 

Maximilian Heuisler, No. 16, 3..0..0. 

George Grundy, Nos. 18, 19, 20, 22, 7..15..0. 

John Mickle, No. 21, 0..7..6. 

Charge Jas. Long with the Amot., 78.. 13. .9. 

Dr. Jno. McDonagh's Acct. for Clay in Addition to his 
last Account, 0..19..6; total, £79..12..0. 



254 RKCORDS OF 

Order No. 30 in favour of S. Vincent. Clk, to 30th Ult & 
Paper. 7..11..6. 

No. 31 in favour Jas. Long Cryer of the above Lots, 1/6, 
0..15..0; total, £8..6..6. 

Adjourn'd to this day 2 Weeks. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto.. 10th January, 1795. 
In Consequence of a Petition from sundry Inhabitants in 
Charles Street to the Commissioners, requesting the Water 
running down said vStreet be directed and Divided in such 
manner as should afford relief to the Inhabitants thereof — 
the following Commissioners met. Viz. : 

John Mickle. 

John Brown. 

James Wignell. 

John Hillen. 

Wliereupon Resolved after viewing the same that they 
are of Opinion nothing can be done during the present Sea- 
son it being now far advanced — from whence they adjourned 
to Hill Street to ascertain the Quantity of Clay therein to 
be disposed of. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 17th Jany., 1795. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

John MicklE. 
John Hillen. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Biays. 
Charge James Long a Chimney fine from R. Riddle, 
5..0..0; do. do., Jno. Barnard, 3..0..0; do. do. Wm. Kell, 
3..0..0; do. 174 Loads Clay used by Jno Brown out of 
Hanover Street, @ 8d. 5.16..0; do. 55 ft New England Plank, 
0..5..6; total. £17..1..6. 

jMemorial from Sundry Inhabitants residing on Howard 
Street between Market and Lombard Street, to have the 
same Paved, Resolved the same be done as soon as con- 
venient. 



BALTIMORE CITY 255 

Memorial from Christopher Hughes requesting the level- 
ing Street, the Board to meet on the Premises as 
soon as Convenient to examine the same. 

The Board proceeded to dispose of the Clay in Hill Street 
which on a Calculation will make 336 M ^ Bricks, Mr. 
Jno. McDonagh present. Jno. tlillen purchaser, @ 1/. 

(N. B. Clay not taken.) 

Adjourn'd to this day two Weeks. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 31st Jany., 1795. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

JOSKPH BlAYS. 

James WigneeIv. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Mickle. 
John HieeEn. 

Memorial presented from sundry Inhabitants of this 
Town Proprietors of Property in Water Street East of Gay 
Street to the lower Bridge likewise King George Street 'till 
it intersects Albemarle Street, to have the same Paved, Re- 
solved that the same be done as soon as Convenient. 

Charge James Long as follows : Cash Reed, from Joseph 
Townsend Nt. Proceeds Hogs Sold, 8..1..9^ ; do. from 
Joseph Biays for do. Sold on Fells Point, 9.. 18.. 5^ ; do. from 
do. for Negro Rope Dancer, 1..10..0; do. from do. for 15 
Loads Sand, @ 8d, 0..10..0; total, £20..0..3K. 

Adjourn'd to Thursday 5th Feby. next for the purpose of 
Examining Accounts. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 3d February, 1795. 
At a Special Meeting the Commissioners met to examine 
the situation of Dutch Alley, Present : 

John Mickee. 
John Hillen. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 



266 RECORDS OF 

Whereupon Resolved, that John Mickle & John Hillen be 
appointed to secure a Gutter wherein a large body of Water 
crosses the said Alley so that it may be raised to a proper 
heighth for Paving and lower Saratoga Street at the lower 
end so as to convey the said Body of Water into Liberty 
Street. 

Also, Resolved, that John Mickle and Jno. Hillen raise 
Liberty Street opposite to Riddlemosers door so that 

it may be passable for Carriages. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk 

Balto., 5th February, 1795. 
Commissioners met agreeably to adjournment. Present: 

John Hillen. 
Joseph Townsend. 
Joseph Biays. 
James Wignall. 
John Brown. 
John Hillen. 

Commissioners proceeded to examine the Accounts: 

Order No. 32 favour of Jno. A. Hamilton for his Services 
as Overseer, &c., as per Bill from 5th March, 1794, 117..10..0. 

No. 33 favour of Josh. Townsend for work done on York, 
Granby, & King George Streets, also extending Dulany 
Street & building Bridge on Dulany Street. 131. . 5. .0. 

No. 34 favour of Do. for do. do.,'44..3..11>4— 175..8..11>^ ; 
total, £292.. 18.. 1134. 

Charge James Long with Amount of Paving Tax done in 
Second Street as per List. 331. .13. .4; do. do. on Lemmon's 
Alley as per List. 131..17..r); total, £463..10..10. 

Adjourn'd to the 14th Inst. ^^^^,^ Vincent, Clk. 

Balto.. 14th February, 1795. 
At a Special Meeting A. M., the following Commission- 
ers met. Present: John Mickle. 

John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Hillen. 



BALTIMORE CITY 257 

Resolved, that John Alickle be and he is hereby appointed 
to lower that part of the Street lately established by the 
General Assembly lying South of Wm. Goodwin's door and 
with the same Earth fill up the hollow between the same 
and Charles Street, in order that the said Street be made in 
a passable situation. 

P. AL, the following Commissioners met agreeably to ad- 
journment, Viz. : 

John MicklE. 
Joseph Biays. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John HielEn. 
John Brown. 
James Wignaee. 

Order No. 35, favour of Joseph Biays for work done on- 
the Stone Arch at the Causeway & likewise for work done 
at Stone Arch Wilkes Street near Harris's Creek, 191. .6. .6. 

Order No. 36, favour of do. work done at Do., 200.. 10.. 9; 
total, 391..17..3. 

Order No. 37, favour of do. Timber furnish'd for both 
Arches, 40..11..6. 

Order No. 38, favour of do. for work done lower end Bond 
Street, removing Nuisances during Sickness, 73..3..0. 

Order No. 39, favour of Jno. Mickle work done Market 
Space, 55. .15. .7^. 

Order No. 40, favour of do. work done in Second Street,, 
228..14..10i^. 

Order No. 41, favour of do., 542..18..3. 

Order No. 42, favour of do. work done in Second Street 
from East side of Fredk. to Gay Street, 247.. 19.. 11. 

Order No. 43, favour of do. work done in Frederick Street.. 
272..n..2y2. 

Order No. 44, favour of do. Sundry Accts. Paid by him, 
16..14..0>^. 

Order No. 45, favour of John Brown for work done in 
Billingsgate Street, Green & Gay Streets & at the Head of 
the Canal old Town, 37..14..2i^. ' 

Order No. 46, favour of James Long sundry Judgments 
obtained against him, 1..3..7. 



258 RECORDS OF 

Order No. 48, favour of Jno. Mickle work done in Lem- 
mon's Alley, 102..0..6. Total, £2011..3..11>^. 

Charge Jas. Long' with the following Accts, \'iz. : 

Reed, from Port Wardens for filling up Dirt in Liberty- 
Street to Prevent the Sand from Washing into the Bason, 
20..0..0; Reed, a Seeond fine from Robt. Casey for a Nuis- 
ance, 1..15..0; do. a Chimney fine from Jacob Demmill, 1 
Story*, 2..15..0; do. do. from Jas. Edwards, 2 Story*. 3..0..0; 
do. from Managers of the Theatre, 3 Months, 12..10..0; do. 
trom P)abcock exhibiting Machine Carriage, 1..10..0; total; 
£4L.10..0. 

Memorial from Sundry Persons Proprietors in Bond 
Street Fells Point presented, requesting the said Street be 
paved, Resolved the same be done, and that Joseph Biays, 
Jno Coulter & Jos. Tow^nsendf the same. 

Adjourn'd to the 21st Inst. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk, 



Balto., 21st Feby.. 1795. 

Commissioners met. Present : 

John Mickle. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Brown. 
John Hillen. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Coulter. 

Charge Jas. Long as follows : Cash Reed, from for per- 
forming Tumbling, &c., see application 7th June last. 
0..15..0; do. Chimney fine from Wm. Johnson Fells Pt, 2 
Story,* 3..0..0: do. do. from Isaiah Jackson, 2 Story,* 3..0..0; 
do. do. from Richardson Steuart, 2 Story, 3..0..0: do. do. 
from Lyde Goodwin. 2 Story, 3..0..0; do. Reed, from Jas. 
Calhoun, Esqr., on Acct. of the Proportion of Profits arising 
from the last drawn Annual Lotterv, 519..6..0; total, 
£532..1..0. 



*Word house or buiUliiii;: nmittcd. 
tSuperintend omitted. 



bai^timore: city 259 

Charge Robert Gorsuch with Cash reed, for a fine for 
SelHng Liquor without Licence March last, L.10..0. 
Adjourn'd to the 24th Inst. 

Sam'Iv Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 24th Feby., 1795. 

Commissioners met to Settle with the Treasurer & to lay 
the Acct. before Comptrollers : 

John Mickle;. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Hillen. 
Joseph Biays. 

Order No. 51 for Jas. Sterett, Treasurer, to retain his 
Commission on Cash Reed, from the Different Collectors 
since last Settlement, £31..12..0; No. 50 in favour of Jno, 
Mickle Cash per Blksmith, 2..2..0; total, £33.. 14..0. 

Sundries — Dr. to Jas. Long: 

James Sterett Paid him at Sundry Times, 2282.. 10.. 7^ ; 
Baltimore Town Insolvencies on Horse & Carge Tax, &c., 
7..10..0; Insolvencies on Tavern Licences out of limits of 
Town, 36..8..4; do. on Billiard Tables & Exhibitions, 
11..0..10; for Commission on £3443..6..9^, @ 2>4 per Ct., 
61..8..0; extra allowance for Collecting 22 Chimney fines, 
4..2..6 ; total 120..9..8. 

Amot. of Paving Tax whereon no distress can be made as 
per List Folio 93, Journal, 153..14..11i/^ ; Balance due from 
Jacob Shriver for Clay, 27.. 1. .3; total, 301..5..10>4. Grand 
total, £2583..16..5^. 

Sundries — Dr. to Robert Gorsuch : 

James Sterett — Paid him at sundry times, 245..11..1i/2. 

Baltimore Town — Commission on Sums Collected, 
14.. 14.. 8; Balance to Collect including Insolvencies, 
91..16..r)>^ ; total, 106.. 11.21^ ; grand total, £352..2..4. 

Baltimore Town — Dr. to John Traverse : 

By Balance due 12th feby., 1794, 4..U.A}i. 



Ji60 RECORDS OF 

James Sterett Dr. to Baltimore Town for the following 
Orders issued and passed to his Credit but not yet paid, 
Viz issued previous to last Settlement unpaid : 

No. 40 100.. 0..0 
No. 59 37..10..0 



£137..10..0 



Issued since last Settlement : 

No. 22 4.. 10.. No. 37 4.. 11.. 6 

No. 24 52.. 13.. 4>4 38 73.. 3.. 

28 1..10.. 39 55.. 15.. 7>4 

31 15.. 40 228..14..10>^ 

33 131.. 5.. 42 247..19..11 

34 44.. 3..II14 44 16.. 14.. 0>4 

35 191.. 6.. 6 45 37.. 14.. 2^^ 

36 200.. 10.. 9 46 1.. 3.. 7 

48 102.. 0.. 6 

Total 626..14.. 6^ 50 2.. 2.. 



Examined and approved 



805..19.. 3 
137..10.. 
626..14.. 6^ 



by Comptrollers 1570.. 3.. 9)4 

Chris Johnston 
Sharpe 

Note — sent to Thos. McElderry for to desist taking any 
more dirt from Philpots Hill — the Note as follows: 

Sir— The Board of Sped. Commrs. sensible to the Viola- 
tion of the Grant given by them of removing Gravel from 
Philpots Hill & also of the presumption manifested in such 
Conduct conceive it necessary to forward this Notice that 
a forbearance immediately take place that Compulsory 
measures may not be enforsed to prevent the same. 

By order of the Board, 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



BAIvTiMORE CITY 261 

Balto., 27th February, 1795. 
Charge James Long with a Chimney fine omitted last 
Acct. received by him from Edward Pannell, 5..0..0; do. do. 
Amount of Horse & Carriage Tax, &c., for Yr. 1794, 
454.. 5. .0; do. do. Amount of Tavern Licence, Augt. Term 
last, 470.:0..0; total, £929..5..0. 



Balto., 7th March, 1795. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Mickle. 
James Wigneee. 

Resolved that John Brown have the charge of Griffiths 
Bridge on Jones's Falls, Joseph Townsend the Centre 
Bridge & Joseph Biays the lower Do. and that they repair 
the same from time to time as occasion may require. 

Order No. 1 drawn on the Treasurer for 261 days at- 
tendance of this Board for last Year, 97.. 17.. 6; No. 2 drawn 
for 2 davs Comptrollers Examining Acct., 2..0..0 ; total, 
£99..17..6. 

Adjourn'd to meet on the 13th Inst, at nine O'Clock in 
the Morning, in order to level sundry Streets which have 
been applied for heretofore. 

Sam'l Vincent. Clk. 

Balto., 13th March, 1795. 
Commissioners met agreeably to adjournment. Present: 

James Wignele. 
John Mickle. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Hieeen. 
John Brown. 

Resolved that Liberty Street from the South Gutter of 
Baltimore Street have a Descent of one Inch in every ten 
feet to Lombard Street. 



262 RECORDS OF 

Resolved that Hanover Street from the South Gutter of 
Conway Street to the middle of the Square between Con- 
way & Barre Streets have an Ascent of 1^ Inch in every 
ten feet and from thence to have a Descent of 1^ Inch 
in every ten feet to the North Gutter of Barre Street. 

Resolved that Barre Street from Hanover Street have a 
Descent of Inches in every ten feet to Goodman Street. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 21st March, 1795. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

John Mickle. 
Joseph Biays. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 
John Hillen. 
James Wignell. 

Charge James Long with 4^ Months Licence previous 
to Augst. Term last omitted to be received from Jno. Mof- 
fitt, L.19..7. 

Adjourn'd to this day two Weeks as usual. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto.. 23d March. 1795. 

At a Special Meeting the following Commissioners met 
on Lexington Street, Viz. : 

John Brown. 
John MicklE. 
John Hillen. 
James Wignell. 

Resolved, that the Bank of Earth in said Street between 
Howard & Liberty Streets be removed under. the direction 
of James Wignell and John Mickle. so as to afford a Passage 
for the Water that now crosses private Property. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



BALTIMORE CITY 263 

Balto., 1st April, 1795. 
Commissioners met this day. Present : 

Joseph Townsend. 
John Mickle. 
John Hillen. 
John Brown. 

Resolved, that Lexington Street from the West Gutter of 
Howard Street have one even regular Ascent to the bottom 
of the Sill of Henry Raymonds House at the Intersection of 
said Street with Eutaw Street, the said Sill being the 
heighth of two Bricks from the top of the stone wall of 
the Cellar of said House. N. B. — Whereas a Resolve of 
the foregoing Street is referred to by a Resolve of Eutaw 
Street entered into on the day of 1794, which re- 

solve is mislaid, it is now intended that the Resolve of 
Lexington Street unite with the Resolve of Eutaw Street. 

Resolved also, that John Brown wharf across the lower 
side of the large Gutter which crosses German Lane near 
the East corner of John Moale's Lot whereon he now lives 
& produce the expence attending the same to the Board. 

Sam'e Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 4th April, 1795. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

James Wigneee. 
John Brown. 
John Hileen. 
Joseph Biays. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Mickle. 

Memorial from sundry Inhabitants in South Street, 
Bowley's Wharf, Franklin Lane & other Streets, Lanes & 
Alleys in the Vicinity of sd Wharf, recjuest the same may 
be regulated and Paved. 

Resolved, that the same be done as soon as Convenient. 

Charge James Long with Cash Reed, from Geo. Saunders 
Exhibiting on the Slack Wire, Balancing, &c., 0..7..6. Per- 
mission being granted him. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



264 RECORDS OP 

Memorial from sundry Inhabitants residing in Hanover 
Street, requesting the same ma}^ be paved. 

Resolved — the same be done agreeably to a former Re- 
solve, as soon as Convenient. 

Memorial from sundry Proprietors in North Lane re- 
questing that the said Lane may be opened. 

Resolved, that the same be done under the Direction of 
John Brown & Jos. Townsend & dispose of the Dirt taken 
therefrom. 

Charge James Long with the following fines to be Col- 
lected for Breach of the Laws driving Waggons with 4 
Horses over the Paved parts of the Stree'ts with narrow 
Wheels: 

William Pollock near the Turnpike. 2..10..0; Charles 
Dheale. Howard Street, 2..10..0; Alexander Madewell, How- 
ards Hill. 2..10..0: total, £7..10..0. 

Order No. 3 in favour of Saml. Vincent for 2 Mths Serv- 
ices as Clk to 30th Ult, 9..7..6; Order No. 4 in favour of 
Thomas Dewitt for 12 Months use of his Rooms, fire & 
Candle to 29th Oct. last, 5..0..0; total, £14..7..6. 

.Adjourn'd to the 18th Inst. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 17th April, 1795. 
At a s])ecial Meeting, requested by the sundry Inhabitants 
of \'ork Street to level the same, &c., the following Com- 
missioners met, Viz. : 

Jamks Wignell. 
John Hillen. 
John Brown. 
John Micki^e. 
Joseph Townsend. 

Resolved, that Front Street from the top of the Stone 
Wall of Charles Torence's new building at the South corner 
of the Baptist burying Ground have a descent of 7y2 Inches 
in every ten feet to Plowman Street. 

Resolved that Baltimore Street continued and York Strt. 
from the East Gutter of Front Street have an Ascent of 
21/2 Inches in every ten feet to the W^est side of Milk Lane, 



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and York Street from thence to have one even regular 
descent to Dulany Strt. and Dulany Street to be continued 
with the same Descent to two feet below the top of the 
present wall of the Buttment of the Stone Bridge on the 
said Street. 

Order No. 5 in favour of John Brown for the purpose of 
paying the Sum of One Hundred Pounds to the Vestry of 
St. Pauls, which Sum was borrowed of them in Consequence 
of the Resolve of 20th of September last, 100..0..0. 

Reference to Resolve entered into 14th June, 1793. 

Whereas it was Resolved by this Board on the 14th day 
of June, 1793, that King George Street should have an 
Ascent of one Inch in every ten feet from the bottom of the 
Sill of Benjamin Gorsuch's House's door to the Intersection 
of Albemarle Street, which aforesaid Sill was established as 
a boundary and governed the level of all the Streets East of 
Jones's Falls to Granby Street from Baltimore Street con- 
tinued to the Causeway, and the Board having discovered 
that the aforesaid Boundary was removed by the House 
being taken down & a new one Erecting thereon. It is 
now Resolved that the same be fixed eight Inches below the 
Brick Wall at the bottom of the first Door from Jones's 
Falls of Chas. Carroll of Carrollton's new building, being as 
near the former as can possibly be come at. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 18th April, 1795. 

Commissioners met. Present: 

James Wigneee. 
John Brown. 
John Hielen. 
Joseph Biays. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John MickeE. 

Adjourn'd to the 2d May next. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



266 RECORDS oif 

Balto., 21st April, 1795. 
At a Special Meeting the following Commissioners met, 
Viz.: 

James Wignell. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Mickle. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Hillen. 
John Brown. 

Resolved, that Pratt Street from Charles Street to the line 
of Baltimore Town have a Descent of 3)^ Inches in every 
ten feet. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 2d May, 1795 
Commissioners met. Present: 

James Wigneli^ 
John Brown. 
Joseph Biays. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Hillen. 
John Mickle. 

At the request of this Board, Gerard Hopkins & James 
Edwards made a second valuation of the ground to convey 
the Water down a Canal north of this Town who this day 
produced the following Estimate : 

We the subscribers being called on by the Special Com- 
missioners of Baltimore Town and others interested do 
give it as our opinion that Doctor Lyde Goodwin & Thomas 
Sligh be allowed and paid at the rate of one Hundred and 
sixty Pounds per Acre for such quantity as may be agreed 
on between the Parties and that Josias Pennington and 
James Ogleby be paid Twenty five Pounds for one and a 
half Perch wide through their Lands, the present ditch to 
be the middle of the same, the Direction to be from Job 
Smith's meadow to Jones's Falls in the same line it har. 
been laid out on, and that the said Commissioners & their 
successors do for ever keep such Gates or other means as 



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to prevent trespass through the Canal on the above three 
pieces of Land and that the said Commissioners do build a 
sufficient Bridge for the use of each Lot (if requested by the 
Owners) eight feet wide. 
April, 1795. 

(Signed) James Edwards. 
Ge;nard Hopkins. 

Order No. 42 in favour of Joseph Townsend for work 
done on Dulany Street & Printers Bill, 10..7..3. 

No. 43 in favour of Jno. Brown for work done at two 
Bridges near Jno. McDonagh's Brick Yard and £25 pd J. 
Pennington & Co. agreeably to the above estimate, 37.. 16. .6. 

No. 44 in favour of John Mickle for work done in Hill 
Street, 54.. 10.0. Total, £102..13..9. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 16th May, 1795. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

John MickIvE. 
James Wignell. 
Joseph Biays. 
John HileEn. 
John Brown. 

Charge James Long with 21 half Tavern Licences taken 
out March Term last, @ 50/, 52..10..0; do. Chimney fine 
from Thos. Saunderson, 2 Story*, 3..0..0; do. do. John Rose, 
2 Story, 3..0..0; do. do. Richd. Culverwell, 1 do., 2..15..0; do. 
do. Isaiah Johns, 2 do., 3..0..0; do. do. Jonathan Rutter, 2 
do., 3..0..0; do. do. John Wooden, 2 do., 3..0..0; do. do. 
Bloomer, 2 do., 3..0..0; total, £73.. 5..0. 

Charge Plenry Stevenson with the 15 penny Tax on Amot. 
of Property in Balto. Town, say £ 557395. .12..10; 348..17..5. 

Memorial from sundry Proprietors on West side of Mar- 
ket Space between Second & Water Streets to have the same 
paved. 

A Pump to be sunk in Bank Street under the direction of 
John Mickle and John Hillen. 

*Building. 



268 RECOR] S OF 

Sundry Proprietors in York Street request by a Me- 
morial to have a Pump in said Street repaired under the 
direction of this Board. Order'd that tlie same be done. 

Adjourn'd to the 30th Inst. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 30th May, 1795. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

James Wignell. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Mickle. 
Joseph Biays. 
John HieeEn. 

Robert Walsh attended in behalf of James Barry for 
permission to erect Hand rails opposite his Kitchen Door 
North side of East Street. Resolved that this Board meet 
on the first day of next Month at nine O'Clock in the Morn- 
ing to determine on the same. 

John Burk attended and gave information that he was 
charged with a Horse & Cart in the last Year's assessment, 
but that he has had no Cart for some Years past. Resolved 
that he be charged with one Horse only. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 1st June, 1795. 

Commissioners met agreeably to adjournment. Present: 

John Mickee. 
John Hillen. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Coulter. 

Resolved, that James Barry have permission to erect 
Iron Palisades fronting his new Building on the North side 
of East Street to accommodate his Kitchen, &c., with light, 
provided that the said Palisading do not extend further 
from the front wall than three feet four Inches & ^, the 
Street being but forty feet. 



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Permission is hereby granted to to Exhibit his 

performance of representing the Creation in seven Districts, 
&c. 

Charge Jas. Long with so much Reed, from sd 
for said Performance, 0..7..6. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 9th June, 1795. 

At a Special Meeting the following Commissioners met. 
Viz.: 

John Hillen. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John MicklE. 
John Brown. 

Resolved, that Jno. Mickle & Jno. Hillen open Public 
Alley at the Intersection of Water Street so as to give a 
Passage for the Water that is now dammed up opposite 
James Alcock's House door. Resolved that Danl. Grant be 
notified to remove a Nuisance on Public Alley, which is 
occasioned by his necessary, 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 13th June, 1795. 
Commissioners met. Prest. : 

John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Mickle. 
James Wigneel. 
John Hieeen. 

Charge James Long with a Chimney fine from David 
Moore, 2 Stories*, 3..0..0: do. do. from James Small, 2 
Stories*. 3..0..0; total, £6..0..0. 

Resolved that John Hillen, Joseph Biays and John Mickle 
be appointed a Committee to wait on Geo. Salmon for in- 
formation respecting the Lottery and urge the speedy draw- 
ing of the same. 

*Building. 



270 RECORDS OF 

Jolin Hillen, John Brown and Joseph Tovvnsend are ap- 
pointed to give PubHc Notice, cautioning the Inhabitants 
against burning Shavings in the Streets of this Town, also 
Carters from scattering dirt along the Streets out of their 
Carts and such other Nuisances as may prove injurious to 
the Inhabitants, as also to Public to the Inhabitants the 
necessity of making Provision for new Bridges over Jones's 
Falls. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 15th June, 1795. 

At a Special Meeting requested Ij}- sundry Inhabitants 
residing on Hanover Street, the following Commissioners 
met.. Viz. : 

James Wignele. 

Joseph Townsend. 

John Brown. 

John HileEn. 

John Mickle. 

Resolved, that John Mickle be appointed to repair a 
Gulley (occasioned by some of the late rains) at the Inter- 
section of Hanover & Campden Streets so as to render the 
same in a passable situation. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 16th June. 1795. 

Commissioners met at the request of Jesse Hollingsworth 
who is Building at the Intersection of St. Pauls Lane and 
Strt. Present: 

John MicklE. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John HieijvX. 

Resolved that Street have one even regular descent 

from St. Paul's Lane to Calvert Street. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



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Balto., 23d June, 1795. 
Special Meeting the Commissioners met on Howard 
Street. Present : 

Jose:ph Townsend. 
John Mickle. 
John Brown. 
John Hillkn. 

Resolved that Howard Street from Baltimore Street to 
Lombard Street have a Descent of SjA Inches in every ten 
feet. 

A Memorial from sundry Inhabitants residing on Dutch 
Alley above Howard Street requesting that the same might 
be paved the distance of one Hundred & fifty feet from 
Howard Street. 

The Board having examined the same are of opinion the 
paving had best be postponed for the present. 

Charge James Long with Cash to be Collected from Mr. 
Rosanville for Exhibiting Fire Works, 0..15..0. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Baltimore, 25th June, 1795. 
The Inhabitants of South- Street South of Pratt Street 
requesting a fleeting of the Board to take into considera- 
tion the Propriety of extending the Gutters of said Street to 
the distance of three feet from the front of the buildings and 
that the same be paved with stone for the advantage of Wag- 
gons, Drays, &c., in Consequence of the above request the 
following Commissioners met. Present : 

John MickeE. 
John HieeEn. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 

Who after viewing the premises are of Opinion that if the 
same be carried into Effect will be an Improvement. Where- 
upon Resolved that it be done accordingly. Provided the 
said Proprietors agree to discharge the additional Expense 
attending that mode of Paving. 

Sam'e Vincent, Clk. 



272 RECORDS OF 

Balto., 27th June, 1795. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

John Mickle. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Tovvnsend. 
Joseph Biavs. 

John Moale and other Proprietors on German Lane at- 
tended the Board with an Apphcation to have the same re- 
paired. Postponed for want of funds. 

A Petition from the Inhabitants on PubHc Alley South 
of Water Street, requesting that the same be paved. 

Resolved that the same be done as soon as convenient. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 6th July, 1795. 
In Consequence of the Inundation of water which took 
place yesterday East of Jones's Falls, the Special Commrs. 
met. Present: 

John Brown. 
John Mickle. 
John Hileen. 
Joseph Townsend. 

Resolved that John Brown & Joseph Townsend are ap- 
pointed to raise a Bank of Earth on the South side of the 
old Post Road from Bridge Street continued to Forest 
Street, sufficient to carry off the water into the mouth of 
the Canal lately opened through the Lands of Daniel Bowly, 
Job Smith, Syde Goodwin & others. 

Sam'e Vincent, Clk. 

r,alto.. 11th July, 1795. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

Joiix Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John HillEn. 
James Wignell. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Mickle. 



Baltimore; city 273 

Resolved, that John Alickle, John Brown and Joseph 
Townsend be appointed to superintend the Paving of Har- 
rison Street as Resolved on 24th May, 1794. 

Resolved that this Board meet on the 13th Inst. 9 O'Clock 
A. M. to Examine into the Situation of Public Alley in Con- 
sequence of a Memorial from the Inhabitants to have the 
same Paved. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 13th July, 1795. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

James Wignell. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Hillen. 
John Brow^n. 
Joseph Townsend. 

Resolved that Public Alley have a Descent of 1^ Inch in 
every ten feet from the South Gutter of Bank Street to the 
extreme end of said Alley on Lindenbergers Wharf, 
middle of the Alley leading out of said Street between the 

Resolved that Water Street from Pviblic Alley to the 
present dwelling House of Job Davidson and the Brick bake 
House occupied by Job Smith, have an Ascent of one Inch 
in every ten feet & from thence to have an even regular 
Descent to Calvert Street. 

Resolved that Water Street from Public Alley to the 
middle of the Square between the said Alley and Light 
Street have an Ascent of one Inch in every ten feet and from 
thence to have an even regular Descent to Light Lane. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 21st July, 1795. 

Commissionrs met. In Consequence of a Petition from 
the Inhabitants residing on the small Alley next to the 



274 RECORDS OF 

West side of Calvert Street running from Water Street to 
Street in order to have the same paved. Present : 

Joseph Biays. 
John Hii.len. 
John Brov^n. 
Joseph Townsexd. 
John Mickle. 

Whereupon Resolved, that from the present dangerous 
situation that the said Alley is in, that it be paved as soon as 
possible and that Jno. Mickle and John llillen superintend 
the same & that the level thereof be ascertained & Recorded 
at a future Meeting. 

Sam'e Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 25th July, 1795. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

James Wigneee. 
John Hileen. 
John Brown. 
John Mickee. 
Joseph Biays. 
Joseph Townsend. 

Order No. 5 in favour of John Mickle for work done in 
Hill Strt. & Cash pd. Corns* Howard for a Piatt, 77..8..0. 

Order No. 6 in favour of John Brown for work done in 
Harrison, Frederick & High Streets & the Wharf the end of 
Billingsgate Street, 137..9..2i^. 

Order No. 7 in favour of S. Vincent for 3 Mths Services as 
Clk to the 30th June, 9..7..6. Total, £224..4..8>^. 

John Brown. John Hillen & Josh. Townsend are appointed 
a Committee to make some immediate repairs to the Centre 
Bridge to prevent the same from falling and to call on the 
Sheriff for Money to defray the Expenses of the same. 

Adjourn'd to the 8th August next. 

Sam'e Vincent, Clk. 



Abbreviation for Cornelius. 



BALTIMORE CITY 275 

Balto., 28th July, 1795. 
Commissioners met in Consequence of an Application 
from sundry Inhabitants North side of Bridge Street. Pres- 
ent : 

James Wignele. 
John MicklE. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Hielen. 

The Board do hereby grant Permission to the Inhabitants 
therein named to repair at their own Expense the said Street 
in the following manner, Viz. to raise the middle of Bridge 
Street continued with good Gravel and open the gutters 
on each side, so as to cause an equal division of Water. 
Resolved that the aforesaid repairs be done under the im- 
mediate direction of John Brown, Josh. Townsend and John 
Hillen. 

Sam'e Vincent, Clk. 



Baltimore, 31st July, 1795. 
In Consequence of the great Inundation of Water occa- 
sioned by the heavy rains Yesterday the Commissionrs met. 
Present: 

John Mickle. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Hillen. 

This Board having examined the several damages sus- 
tained Resolved that John Mickle and John Hillen be a 
Committee to superintend repairing the Gulley at the Inter- 
section of Lexington & Howard Streets, Also the lower 
part of Lexington Street by opening the present Water 
course a sufficient width to carry all Waters into Liberty 
Street, that they also repair Dutch Alley, Pratt and Camp- 
den Streets. 

Resolved that John Brown be appointed to open the 
Mouth of the Canal lately o])ened North of Moale's Addi- 



276 RECORDS OF 

tion through the Land of Daniel Bowly so as to receive 
the Body of water coming down the Old Post Road from 
Bridge Street Continued and that he open the said Post 
road a sufficient width and depth to carry the water into 
said Canal coming down the Street from the Red Lyon 
Tavern, that he Also open the Old Post Road in like man- 
ner for Anthony Barckman's Brick Yard to the run of 
Water leading through the Lands of Thomas MeElderry, 
that he also repair the Wooden shoot which receives the 
water at the lower end of said Canal into Jones's Falls. 
And that he Also repair Bridge Street, Low & Billingsgate 
Street Provided that the Money attending the aforesaid 
Expences can be obtained on a Loan from the Inhabitants 
to be returned them in two Years with Interest thereon, for 
which the Board will give them Orders payable at that 
Period. 

Resolved also that Joseph Biays be appointed to repair 
the several small Bridges on Fells Point to prevent their 
suffering further. 

Resolved that Joseph Townsend and Joseph Biays be ap- 
pointed to endeavour to procure a sufficient Sum of Money 
on Loan to rebuild the Stone Bridge over the run on Du- 
lany Street the said Money to be borrowed for two Years 
with Interest for which the Board do agree to give the 
Lender their Orders for the same, and if the aforesaid Sum 
can be procured, to superintend the rebuilding the same and 
forward it with all Expedition, 

Charge James Long with Cash to be Collected from 
Wignell & Reinagle for their first Quarter's Theatrical Per- 
formance, 12..10..0; do. do. Reed, from Jas. Rogers 25th Inst, 
exhibiting to view a Camel, sd Rogers to pay 7/6 per Week, 
0..7..6; total £12..17..6. Sam'l Vincent, Ok. 

Balto.. 4th August, 1795. 
Special Meeting Commissicmers met. Present : 

John Hillen. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Mickle. 



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Lewis Pascault having repeatedly stopped up the Gutter 
at the South West corner of Bahimore & Howard Street 
in opposition to the Orders of this Board and this day drove 
away the Hands from working in the Street opposite his 
Door. Resolved that John Hillen be appointed to notify 
him that if he persist therein the Board will issue a Writ 
against him, as the Law directs in such Cases. 

Resolved that John Mickle and John Brown be allowed 
the priviledges of taking the Timber which laid the founda- 
tion of the Stone Bridge on Dulany Street for repair the 
several small Bridges round this Town. 

A Petition of the Inhabitants on the lower end of Pratt 
Street to have the same Paved was presented. 

Resolved that the Premises be viewed by this Board. 

Sam'l Vince;nt, Clk. 



Balto., 6th August, 1795. 
Commissioners met on Pratt Street agreeably to Resolve 
of the 4th Inst. Present: 

John Mickle. 
John HillEn. 
Jose;ph Townsend. 
John Brown. 

Resolved that Pratt Street East of Charles Street be im- 
mediately Paved, and that the two Gutters above on said 
Street be brought together East of Charles Street and from 
thence down to be paved hollow in the middle so as to 
convey the body of Water down the same. 

Resolved that John Mickle and John Hillen superintend 
the same. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 8th August, 1795. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

John HillEn. 
Joseph Biays. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 



278 RKCORDS OF 

Resolved that the present Board examine the Situation 
whereon the late Bridge in Dulany Street stood, in order to 
Erect Another. 

N. B. Orders issued in favour of sundry Persons who 
lend on Loan a Sum of Money for two Years with Interest 
thereon agreeably to Resolve of the 31st Ult. 

Adjourn'd to the 22d Inst. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 11th August, 1795. 

At a Special Meeting held this day, the following Com- 
missioners met. Present : 

Joseph Townsend, 
Joseph Biays. 
John Mickee. 
John Coulter. 
John HillEn. 

Resolved that Shakespear Alley have a Descent of one 
Inch in every ten feet from Bond Street to the West Gutter 
of Market Street. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 14th August, 1795. 

At a Special Meeting in Saratoga Strt. the following Com- 
missioners rnet. Present: 

John Brown. 
John Mickle. 
John Hillen. 
Joseph Townsend. 

Resolved that said Street have an Ascent of three Inches 
in every ten feet from Howard Street to the West side of 
Liberty Street. 

Sam'l Vincent. Clk. 



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Balto., 22d. August, 1795. 

Commissioners met. Present : 

John Hillen. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 
. James Wignell. 
John Mickle. 

Charge James Long with a fine Collected from Jacob 
Wheeler for a Nuisance burying the Carcass of a Horse in 
the Public way, 1..10..0. 

Order No. 45 in favour of John Mickle for work done in 
Liberty Street, 70.. 4.. 7. 

Order No. 46 in favour of Joseph Townsend for work 
done in Granby Street, Dulany Street and repairing Arch 
Bridge, 70..2..0.^ Total, £140..6..7. 

Memorial from Sundry Inhabitants residing on Fells-- 
Point, requesting that the Water which comes across the- 
Philadelphia Road, &c., may be carried down Smith or Ger- 
man Street. Resolved that this Board examine the 
Premises. 

Resolved that James Long take Assessment on Horses, 
Carriages, Billiard Tables, &c., for the present Year for 
which Service he is to be allowed the Sum of Thirty dollars,. 

Adjourn'd to this day two Weeks. 

Sam'e Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 25th Augst., 1795. 

Special Meeting in Consequence of a Number of the In- 
habitants on Fells Point presenting a Petition last Meeting. 
Present : 

Joseph Biays. 

John Hielen. 

Joseph Townsend. 

John Mickle. 

John Brown. 



280 RECORDS OF 

Resolved that Joseph Biays l)e appointed to open a Gutter 
down Street from Market Street to the Water of the 

Cove near the Ship Yard formerly occupied by James Mor- 
gan, in order to carry off the body of Water which now 
empties into the said Street and spread through the Prop- 
erty of a number of the Inhabitants. 

Resolved that the old Post road from P)ridge Street con- 
tinued to the Mouth of the Canal running through the Land 
of Daniel Bowl}^ and others be opened through the middle 
of the same about the distance of twenty feet wide, so as to 
convey the body of Water coming- down Bridge Street 
continued into the said Canal and that the Descent thereof 
be such, as not to Injure the Cartway along the said Road. 

Resolved that the Old Post Road from the West Corner 
of James Sterling's Land be opened in the same manner to 
the run of Water crossing the Road into the Lands of 
Thomas McElderry in order that the body of W'ater cross- 
ing said Road at said Sterling's corner aforesaid may be 
conveyed down in the said Run. 

Resolved that John Brown superintend the said work and 
forward it with all convenient expedition. 

Resolved, that Richard Lawson be permitted to remove 
what quantity of Earth he may require to fill up Still House 
Street out of York Street under the superintendance of 
Joseph Townsend. 

James Long order'd to collect a fine from John & Robert 
Kelso for a Nviisance occasioned by their Slaughter House 
in High Street. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 28th Augst., 1795. 
At a Special Meeting in order to fix the footways in 
Holliday Street, &c. Present : 

John HillEn. 
John Mickle. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 

Resolved, that the Footway of said Street be the distance 
of Fourteen feet from the front of the Houses to the Gutter 



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& that John IMickle fix the Posts fronting the Theatre ac- 
cordingly. 

James Long is directed to call on George Grundy for the 
fine imposed by Law for his neglect of Duty as Scavenger 
in South & Water Streets, unless the Dirt be immediately 
removed. g^^^^^'^ Vincent, Clk. 

Baltimore., 5th September, 1795. 
Commissioners met A. M. Present : 

Joseph Townsend. 

John Hiit^kn. 

John Mickle. 

John Brown. 

Joseph Biays. 
The Board of Port Wardens of this Town having ap- 
pointed a Committee to Unite in conveying the body of 
Water which collects in the Northern part of Town down 
Liberty Street West of Charles Street, who this day like- 
wise attended, and on Examining the Premises, it is 

Resolved, that Liberty Street be from the Intersection of 
Lombard & Howard Streets to Lexington Street paved ; To 
be paved Hollowing in the middle so as to carry ofif the 
whole of the said Water into the Canal opened by John 
Ellicott which is to be suitably prepared to receive the 
same ; Provided the Port Wardens agree to pay the extra 
Expense attending the said Paving & opening said Canal 
after the legal Tax of the Inhabitants on the said Street is 

^o"^^^^^- Sam'e Vincent, Clk. 

P. M. Balto., 5th Sept., 1795. 

At a Stated Meeting the following Commissioners met. 
Viz.: 

* Joseph Biays. 
John Hileen. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 
John Mickle. 

*Error. 



282 RECORDS OF 

The following- is a Contract entered into l)ct\vcen Sundry 
ProiM-ietors of l^ots in South Street, Viz. : 

"The Subscribers Proprietors of Stores & Lots in South 
Street below Pratt Street, severally agree to pay the Com- 
missioners the additional Expence attending the Paving 
said Street fifty feet wide in lieu of thirty eight feet, the 
width for which the Law allows them to receive Payment : 

Signed by Henry Pay son, Jno. Munnikhuysen, Archibald 
Stewart, James Ogleby, Wm. Lorman, W. Winchester, 
David Willson for A. Underbill, Jno. McFaden, John 
Strieker, Rogers & Owings, Nichols, Haskins & Co., W. 
Winchester for Ed. Ireland, Josias Pennington for John 
Tagart, David Moore, Stephen Zacharie, Daniel Bowly, 
Thorowgood Smith, Hy. Messonnier, Richd. Gittings, Rob- 
ert Gilmore & Co., Thomas Ramsey, Ames Denyf- 

Order No. 47 in favour of Joseph Biays for work done 
repairing Stone Bridge in Wilkes Street & a small Bridge 
on Alisana Street, IS.A.Ayz. 

Resolved that John Brown be appointed to repair Jones 
Street opposite the dwelling House of Jacob Miller, by 
opening the Gutters on each side and raising the middle 
with Gravel. 

Charge James Long with a fine to be Collected from 
John Newcomer occasioned by his keeping a Slaughter 
House in the Neighborhood of Fayette Street and Dutch 
Alley so as to annoy tlie Inhabitants & by them presented,* 
L.15..0. 

The following Note sent to Mr. Benjamin Griffiths: 

Sir. The Special Commissioners being about to compleat 
the Pavement of TVlls Street find it necessary to have it 
cleared of every Obstruction to accomplish which they have 
ordered me to request You to have your House (standing 
thereon) removed by Tuesday evening ne.xt. 

r.alto., 9th Sept.. 1795. 

S.\m'l Vincent, Clk. 

*Adjourn"d to this day two Weeks. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

tindistinct. 



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Balto., 10th Sept., 1795. 
At the request of Jno. Hammond the Commissioners 
met. Viz.: Joseph Townsend. 

John HielEn. 
John Brown. 
John MicklE. 
Joseph Biays. 

Resolved that John Hammond be allowed the Priviledge 
of removing a Quantity of Earth out of Granby Street into 
Fleet Street, he being about to improve the said Street at 
his own Expense — the same to be don-e under the super- 
intendance & direction of Josh. Biays & John Coulter. 

Sam'Iv Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 15th Sept., 1795. 
At the request of sundry Inhabitants residing at the Head 
of the Bason, the Commissioners met. Present: 

John HieeEn. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 
John Mickle. 

A Petition from sundry Inhabitants was received, pray- 
ing that Camden, Conway, Hanover & Barre Streets may be 
regulated so as to render the same in a passable situation 
and a Subscription annexed, to the Amount of fifteen Hun- 
dred Dollars to be advanced on a Loan to the Board to 
enable them to carry on the & Accomplish said work. 

The Premises being examined & the aforesaid Loan con- 
sidered. Resolved that the subject be resumed and further 
determined at the next Meeting of the Board. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 17th Spt., 1795. 
At the request of Peter Wyant the Sped. Comrs. met, 

^^^^^"^- John HiELEN. 

John Mickee. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 



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Resolved that Eutaw Street from Market Street to Lom- 
bard Street have the same descent as Howard Street be- 
tween the aforesaid Streets. 

Resolved that Lombard Street from Howard Strt. to 
Eutaw Street have the same ascent as Baltimore Street has 
been the said Streets. See. Resolve of Market Street 29th 
Jany., 1793. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 19th Sept., 1795. 

Special Commissioners met agreeably to adjournment. 
Present: 

Joseph Biays. 
John Micki^e. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 
John HileEn, 

The Petition received the 15th Inst, from sundry Inhabit- 
ants residing near the Head of the Bason being further 
considered. Resolved that the Loan proposed therein be 
accepted provided they extend the time to three Years, 
and that John Mickle, John Hillen & Josh. Townsend super- 
intend the Business. 

The Clk is directed to notify Danl. Post & Richd. Law- 
rence of Fells Point to remove their Houses on Bond Street 
by the 26th Inst. 

Adjourn'd to this day 2 Weeks. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 25th Sept., 1795. 

At a Special Meeting the following Commissioners met, 
Viz.: 

John Brown. 
John Hillen. 
Joseph " Townsend. 
John Mickle. 



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Whereupon, Resolved that King Tammany Street from 
the East Gutter of Liberty Street have an Ascent of one & 
a half Inch in every ten feet to McLellan's Alley and from 
thence to have an even regular descent to Charles Street. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 3d October, 1795. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

Joseph Biays. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John MicklE. 
John HieeEn. 
John Brown. 

Memorial from sundry Inhabitants in Bridge Street rep- 
resenting to this Board that part of the House occupied by 
John ]\Iiller is standing on said Street. 

John Hillen, J. Townsend & John Brown are appointed 
a Committee to examine the Premises & to report thereon. 

Order Xo. 48 in favour of S. Vincent for 3 Mths Services 
as Clk to 30th Ult, Paper, &c., 9..10..11>4. 

Adjourn'd to the 17th Inst. 

Sam'e Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 5th October, 1795. 
In Consequence of a Memorial presented to the Board the 
Zd Inst, respecting the present dwelling House of John 
Miller fronting on Bridge Street at the Intersection of 
Short Street the following Commissioners met. Viz. : 

Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 
John HielEn. 
Joseph Biays. 

The Board after examining the same do Resolve, that 
John Miller have regular Notice to remove such part of the 
said House as may be on the Street on or before the 1st 
day of January next. 

Sam'e Vincent, Clk. 



286 RECORDS OF 

Balto., 8th October, 1795. 
At a Special Meeting held tliis day in Hanover Strt. the 
Commissioners met. Present : 

John Mickle. 
John HillEn. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 

Resolved that John Mickle have the priviledge of taking 
Sand out of Hanover Street provided he pay for the same 
lid ^ per Load and fill up the hole occasioned thereby. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 17th October, 1795. 

Commissioners met. Present : 

John Brown. 
John HielEn. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Mickee. 

On Application of Jacob Miller for to take dirt from East 
Street at the East end of this Town, Resolved that said Mil- 
ler be permitted to take 100 Loads @ 4d per Load under the 
superintendence of John Brown. 

Charge James Long with the Amount of Tavern Licences 
granted out of Court between August, 1794 & 1795, 53.. 1.. 8. 

Adjourn'd to this day 2 Weeks as usual. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 31st October, 1795. 

Commissioners at Thos. Dewitt's for the last time. Pres- 
ent: 

Joseph Biays. 
John HillEn. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Mickle. 

Alemorial received from sundry Proprietors on the West 
side of Bond Street from Thames Street to the corner of 



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Alisiana Strt to a Pump erected — Resolved that one be 
erected under the Direction of Joseph Biays and John 
Coulter. 

Charge James Long with a Chimney fine to be collected 
from Erasmus Uhler, 2 Story, 3..0..0. 

Sam'i, Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 2d November, 1795. 
In Consequence of the Memorial presented at last Meet- 
ing for the sinking of a Pump in Bond Street, the following 
Commissioners met : 

John HillEn. 
John Coulter. 
Joseph Biays. 
Joseph Townsend. 

Resolved that the said Pump be sunk on the West side of 
Bond Street at the Intersection of Lancaster Alley. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 21st November, 1795. 
Commissioners Met at Anthony Ott's. Present : 

John HillEn. 
Joseph Townsend, 
Joseph Biays. 
John Mickle. 

Charge James Long for 1 Qr. Licence reed, from Wignell 
& Reinagle, 12..10..0; do. Chimney fine reed, from W. L. 
Nichols, 3..0..0; do. reed, from Exhibiting a Wild Cat, 

0..15..0: total, £16..5..0. 

No. 49 Order in favour of David Moore pa3'able in 3 Years 
from 2d Inst, with Interest thereon for so much on Loan on 
Account of work to be done in Hanover Street, 37.. 10..0. 

No. 50 in favour of John Mickle from 12th Inst, payable 
in 3 Yrs. with Interest on Loan for Do, 4..10..0; total, 
£42..0..0. 

On Application of sundry Inhabitants in Gay Strt. to have 
three Pumps erected in sd Street, Resolved that this Board 



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meet the 24th Inst, on the premises to fix on proper places 
for the same. 

Adjourn'd to this day 2 Weeks as usuaL 

Sam'l Vinxent, Clk. 

Balto., 24th Nov., 1795. 

At a Special Meeting in Gay Street at the request of 
sundry Inhabitants in said Street to erect three Pumps 
agreeably to Petition presented last Meeting the following 
Commissioners met: 

John Mickee. 

Joseph Biays. 

John HillEn. 

Joseph Townsend. 

Resolved, that one be erected on the West side of said 
Street opposite the entrance of the Alley between Michl. 
DifTendcrffer two Houses, Also one on the South side of 
Francis Duchemans old House on East side of sd Street. 

Also one on the West side opposite the Centre of Mr. 
Larsh's Brick House. 

Resolved that the Gutter which crosses Second Strt. be ex- 
tended along the South Gutter of said Street Westward to 
the Centre of an Alley left by Paul Bentalou & Saml. 
Smith. 

A Petition or remonstrance sent to the Representatives of 
this Town, in Answer to one sent them to repeal the Law 
respecting broad Wheel Waggons. See Copy filed. 



Balto., 5th Dec, 1795. 
Stated Meeting Comrs. met. Present: 

John Mickee. 
John HillEn. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 

Permission is Granted to Wm. Nisbitt a Blk Alan to 
Exhibit on the Slack Rope, Tumbling, &c., for one Month 



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289 



from this date on paying 8 Dolls, for the same. Charge Jas. 
Long with that Sum. 3..0..0. 

Do. for paving done in Pratt Street, viz : 

On the South side Jas. Powers 25 ft., @ 10/, 12..10..0. 

do. Jacob Grafton, 25 ft., @ 10/, 12..10..0. 

do. Jonaths. Davenport, 25 ft., @ 10/, 12..10..0. 

North side Philip Rogers, 75 ft., @ 10/, 37..10..0. 

Total, £78..0..0. 

Order No. 51 in favor of Melchie Keener on Loan for 
work done in Hanover Street payable in 3 Yrs. with Inter- 
est, 75..00..00 

Order No. 52 in favour of Erasmus LThler in lieu of one 
drawn 27th Sep.. 1791, supposed to be lost as it is not yet 
brought in, 3..0..0: total, £78..0..0. 

Adjourn'd to this day 2 Weeks as usual. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto.. 9th Dec, 1795. 
Special Meeting, Present : 

John Mickee. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John HieeEn. 
John Brown. 

Resolved that John Brown be appointed to superintend 
the fixing of a Shoot to convey the Water from the Inter- 
section of Short and Billingsgate Strts. to the Wharf lately 
built on Jones's Falls, Provided James Carroll will advance 
the Sum of Forty five Pounds to defray the Expence thereof. 

Dec. 14th, l.~95, following orders issued : 

Order No. 53, in favour of John Stump on Loan for work 
done in Hanover Street pavable in 3 Yrs. with Interest, 
37..10..0. 

No. 54, in favour of Adrian Nalek on Loan for the same 
purpose payable in 3 Yrs. with Interest, 75..0..0. 

Total, £112. 10..0. 

Sam'e Vincent, Clk. 



290 RECORDS OF 

Balto., 19th Deer., 1795. 
Stated Meeting, Commissioners met. Present : 

John MicklE. 
James Wignell, 
John Brown. 
Joseph Biays. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John HillEn. 

Order No. 56, in favour of Jno. Brown for Interest on an 
Order for £100 from 8th June, 1793. to this date, 15..3..7>4. 

No. 57, in favour of Jas. Long- for taking the Assessment 
for the present Year on Horses, Carriages, &c., 11..5..0. 

Total, £26..8..734. 

Adjourn'd to the 26th Inst. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 21st Deer., 1795. 
Special Meeting Commissioners met. Present: 

James WigneIvL. 
John Mickle. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 
John HillEn. 

Resolved, that John Mickle be appointed to repair Public 
Alley at the Intersection of Water Street in such manner 
as to render the same in a passable situation either by- 
Graveling or paving the same as may suit best. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 24th Deer.. 1795. 
Special ]\Ieeting at request of James Barry the Commis- 
sioners met. Present : 

Joseph Townsend. 
John Hillen. 
John Brown. 
John Mickle. 



BALTIMORE; CITY 291 

Resolved that James Barry be permitted to extend a Hand 
railing fionting- the Yard of his new Building on the North 
side of East Street to be upon a Direct line with the palisad- 
ing over his Airy fronting the Building at the Intersection 
of East & Holliday Streets. 

Sam'Iv Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 26th Deer., 1795. 
Stated Meeting Commissioners met. Present. 

Jose;ph Biays. 
John Hili.e;n. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 

Charge Jas. Long with Cash reed, from for Ex- 

hibiting Wax work, 0..7..6; do. Chimney fine from Peter 
Bend, 2 Story*, 3..0..0; total, £3..7..6. 

Clerk directed to advertise for Scavengers, &c., to be con- 
tinued in Edwards & Allen & Yunds & Brown's Papers 4 
times in each. 

Adjourn'd to this day 2 Weeks as usual. 

Sam'e Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 9th January, 1796. 
Stated Meeting Commissioners met. Present : 

John MickeE. 
John HielEn. 
John Brown. 
James- Wignele. 
Joseph Biays. 

Proceeded to dispose of the Streets laid off in Lots to the 
following Persons who accepted of the Office of Scavengers : 
Trustees of the Poor Lots Nos. 1, 2, 3, & 8, 2..1..3. 
Danil. Deady, Lots Nos. 4 & 7, 1..17..6. 
Wm. Booth, Nos. 5, 6 & 18, 5..1..3. 
Maximilian Pleuisler, No. 9, @ 13 & 21, 1..17..6. 
Henry Stevenson, No. 15, 0..5..0. 

*Building. 



292 RECORDS OF 

Job. Smith (Baker), No. 19, 0..3..9. 

Charge Jas. Long with the same, £11. .6.-3. 

Order No. 58 in favour of John Hillen for work done at 
the Bridges across EHicott's Ditch, ScantHng, &c., for sun- 
dry other repairs as per Bill, 17..8..11^. 

No. 59, in favour of Jno. Mickle for work done in Howard 
& Conawago Streets, 36.. 16. V/^. 

No. 60 in favor S. Vincent, Clk, 3 Mths to 30th Ult, 9..7..6, 

total, £63..12..7. 

Adjourn'd to the 23d Inst. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 23d January, 1796. 
Stated Meeting Commissioners met. Present: 

John MicklE. 
John Hillen. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 

]\Iemorials presented for paving Frederick Street between 
Gay & Markett Streets — Also Fayette Street between How- 
ard & Eutaw Streets. 

Order No. 61 in favour of John Brown for Balance of 
his Account for work done at the Canal in old Town making 
a Bridge over Ditto, throwing a Bank along the line of the 
Town between the head of Bridge and Forest Streets, re- 
pairing upper JBridge, Hauling Dirt to the Bridge in Dulany 
Street, &c., & sundry Materials, 78..4..4. 

The following orders reed, by Ditto for the above work 
for Money on Loan, viz : 

Order in fav. of Edwards & Stansbury payable in two 
Years dated 11th August last, 7..10..0. 

Ditto in fav. of Nathan Griffith, do, 7..10..0. 

Ditto in fav. of Wm. Askew, 14th Augst., 3..15..0. 

Ditto in fav. of Joshua Gorsuch, do., 3..0..0. 

Ditto in fav. of John Westwood, 18th Augst., 3..0..0. 

Ditto in fav. of Wm. Scott. 21st Augst., 7..10..0. 

Ditto in fa\'. Chrisn. Myers, 24th Augst, 3..15..0. 



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Ditto in fav. Patrick Mullen, 24th Angst.. 3..0..0. 

Ditto in fav. Hugh & Robt. Heal. 26th Angst., 3..0..0. 

Ditto in fav. Martin Bower, 15th Sept., 3..0..0. 

Ditto in fav. Jonathan Askew, 16th Sept., 3..0..0. 

Ditto in fav. Wm. Morris, 19th Sept., 3..0..0. 

Ditto in fav. Messersmith & Barry, 22d Sept., 7..10..0. 

Ditto in fav. Peter & Jno. Mackenheimer, 9th Oct., 7..10..0. 

Ditto in fav. John Doyle, 21st Oct., 3..15..0. 

Ditto in fav. Henry Worthington, 31st Oct., 3..0..0. 

Ditto in fav Richd. Bond, 31st Oct., 3..0..0. 

Ditto in fav. Ignatius Harker & Co., 11th Deer., 6..0..0. 

Total, £159..19..4. 

Charge Jas. Long with a fine reed, from Christopher 
A'Valker for driving his Waggon with narrow Wheels con- 
trary to Law, 2..10..0. 

Fine reed, from A. C. Morris same Offence, 2..10..0. 

do. John Gorsuch, 2..10..0. 

do. Benjm. Tracey, 2..10..0. 

do. Mulatto Nick, 2..10..0. 

do. Thos. HolHngsworth, twice, 5..0..0. 

do. Chimney fine from John Miller, 1 Story*, 2..15..0. 

do. Chimney fine do. Jesse Pherson, 2 do., 3..0..0. 

do. Chimney fine do. Joseph Rose, do., 3..0..0. 

do. Chimney fine do. Geo. Presstman & Sweep, 5..0..0. 

Total, £31..5..0. 

Adjourn'd to this day 2 Weeks as usual. 

Sam'l Vince;nt, Clk. 

Balto., 6th February, 1796. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

John HillEn. 
John Mickle;. 
josijph townsend. 
John Brown. 

Memorial presented from sundry Inhabitants on Howard 
Street to have the same paved between Lombard & Market 
Streets. . 

*BuiIding. 



294 RECORDS ov 

Ditto presented from sundry Inhabitants in Harrison 
Street to have the same paved. 

Resolved that the same be done. 

Memorial presented to have Wood Street paved, Resolved 
that the same be done as soon as Convenient. 

Memorial presented from sundry Proprietors in Water 
Street. 

Resolved that the Pioard meet on the premises the 9th 
Inst, to examine the same. 

John McDonough having applied to this Board for leave 
to take away the Dirt in the footways in Hill Street — Re- 
solved that he be permitted to have the same on paying 20 
Dollars. 

Charge Jas. Long with the aforesaid Sum, 7..10..0. 

do. Chimney fine reed, from Job Smith, 5..0..0. 

do. 2 Loads Clay Sold from Hanover Strt. to Jno. Kelly, 
0..L.4. 

29 Loads do. Sold from Hanover Strt. David Brown, 
0.19..4. 

13 do. do. Sold from Hanover Strt. Thos. Morgan, 0..8..8. 

14 do. do. Sold from Hanover Strt. Caleb Floyd, 0..9..4. 
38V/2 do. Sand to 2d Ult., Jno. Mickle, 17..17..8. 

82 do. Dirt East Strt. East end of the Town to Jacob 
Miller, 4d, 1..7..4. 

do. Cash Reed, from Josh. Townsend for Hogs Sold since 
last Settlement (say Nt. Proceeds), 14..9..0; total, £48..12..8. 

Charge Hy. Stevenson, Shff., for 3 fines reed, for Selling 
liquor without Licence. @ 30/, 4..10..0. 

Order No. 62 in fav. of Jas. Long for Selling Manure & 
for a Judgmt. agst. him in Pollock's Suit, 1..9..1. 

Order No. in favour of Jas. Carroll payable in 2 Yrs. 
with Interest dated 11th Deer, last for Money advanced 
John Brown for work done in Billingsgate Street, 45..0..0. 

No. 63 in fav. of John Brown Balance of his Acct. for 
work done in Billingsgate Strt., 16. .5. .8. 

No. 64 in fav. of Josh. Townsend Balance of his Acct. 
for work done at the Bridge on Dulany Street, 110..13..1. 

The following orders drawn for Money advanced on Acct. 
of work done at the said Bridge payable in 2 Years with 
Interest: 



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Order in fav. of Jno. O'Donnell dated 11th August last, 
56..5..0. 

do. in fav. of John McKim. 22d August, 18..15..0. 

do. in fav. of Wm. Slater, 22d August, 11..5..0. 

do. in fav. of Nichs. Konecke, 27th August, 9..7..6. 

do. in fav. of Robert Carter, 29th August, 18..15..0. 

do. in fav. of Robert Courtney, 31st August, 11..5..0. 

do. in fav. of Richd. Caton, 2d September, 18..15..0. 

do. in fav. of Archd. Campbell, 12th September, 37..10..0. 

do. in fav. of Jno. Dalrymple, 16th September, 7..10..0. 

do. in fav. of Jno. Carreic, 5th October, 37.. 10..0. 

do. in fav. of Henry Dukehart, 1st October, 7..10..0. 

Order No. in fav. of Walter Roe payable in 2 Yrs. with 
Interest Money advanced as before mentioned, 11..5..0. 

do. Interest Money, Charles Myers dated 25 Nov. last, 
15..0..0. 

do. Interest Money, Robert Walsh, 5th Dec, 7..10..0. 

do. No. 68, Archd.'Campbell, 22d Dec, 75..0..0. 

Total, £516..10..4. \ 

Adjourn'd to the 20th Inst. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 9th February, 1796. 

Commissioners met agreeably to resolve of the 6th Inst. 
Present : 

John HilIvEn. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Brown. 
John Mickle. 
Joseph Townsend. 

In Consequence of the Petition presented to this Board 
the 6th Inst, for the improving Water Street. It is now 
Resolved as the Opinion of the present Board, that such an 
anticipation ot the Paving Tax as is proposed in said Peti- 
tion would be highly improper to be acceded to at the pres- 
ent. 

No. 65 Order in fav. of Joseph Biays for Balance of his 
Acct. for work done at the Bridge Dulany Street, 100..0..0. 



296 RKCORDS 01-' 

No. 66 Order in fav. of Ditto for Balance Ditto. 55. .9. .5;^. 
No. 67 Order in fav. of Ditto for Balance Ditto, 45..1..10>4. 
Total. £211..11..4>4. 

Sam'l, Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 20th February, 1796. 

Stated Meeting Commissioners met. Present: 

John Hillen. 
John Brown. 
John Mickle. " 
Joseph Townsend. 

Charge Jas. Long with a Chimney fine reed, from Robert 
Gorsuch, 2 Story, do., 1 Story. 5..15..0. 

do. reed, from Jacob Idler for Exhibiting Aristocrat & 
Democrat for Month from this date, 1..2..6. 

Charge Jas. Long reed, from the same for Exhibiting 
the Queen France Guillotined previous to this date, 15..0..0. 

do. Ml. Manns Chimney fine, 3 Story. 5..0..0. 

do. Joseph Guttrie, do., 2 Story, 3..0..0. 

do. James Fletcher, do., 3 Story, 5..0..0. 

do. Henry Nichols, do.. 2 Story. 3..0..0. 

do. Richard Howard, do., 2 Story, 3..0..0. 

do. Jacob Sheredine, do. 1 Story, 2..15..0. 

do. Lawrence, do., 2 Story, 3..0..0. 

do. Martin Ruport his Waggon fine, 2..10..0. 

do. Luke Ensor, do., 2..10..0. 

do. Greenbury Duhart, do.. 2..10..0. 

Paving Tax done at Fells Point: 

do. Fells Street as per List. 485..0..0. 

do. Bond Street, 898..10..10. 

do. South Street. 854..4..4. 

do. Dutch Alley. 195..2..0. 

Reed, from Joseph Biays Nt. proceeds of Hogs, Seiz'd & 
Sold since last Settlement. 13..10..4. 

do. for Sand sold by Ditto. 0..7..6. 

do. from Nisbitt for Exhibiting on Slack Wire, 2..5..0. 

Total. £2488..17..6. 

Adjourn'd to the 27th Inst. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



BALTIMORE) CITY 297 

Balto., 22d February, 1796. 
Special Meeting. Present : 

John Brown. 
John Hillen. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Mickle. 

Sundry Inhabitants residing on and near Water Strt. 
having agreed to Loan the Sum of One thousand Dollars (if 
that Sum should be required) to raise and repair said Street. 
This Board taking the subject into (Consideration and ob- 
serving the necessity there is to have the same in good 
order, do accept the said proposal and Resolve that John 
Mickle & Joseph Townsend be a committee to superintend 
the same. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 27th February, 1796. 
Commissioners met agreeably to adjournment. Present: 

John MickeE. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John HillEn. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Brown. 

Memorial presented from sundry Proprietors in ten feet 
Alley between Baltimore & King Tammany Streets to have 
the same regulated and Paved. 

Resolved that the same be done as soon as it may be Con- 
venient. 

Order No. 69 in favour of Josh. Townsend work done on 
Dulany Strt. filling up Butments new Stone Bridge, 
18..12..9; for Interest on 350$ to Jno. O'Donnel, Geo. Gale & 
others for 1 Yr. as per Agreement, 7..17..6; Yundt & Brown's 
Bill, &c.,9..13 10; total, 36..4..1. 

No. 70 in favour of Jno. A. Hamilton for his Services from 
25th May, 1795, to 9th Jany., 1796—174 dys., @ 11/3, 
97..17..6. Grand total, £134..1..7. 

Charge James Long a fine reed, from G. Yates driving 
Waggon with narrow wheels contra to Law, 2..10..0; Do. 



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do. Will. Pollock, a 2d time, do., 2..10..0; Do. do. Chrisr. 
Walker, do. do., 2..10..0; total, £7..10..0. 

Adjonrn'd to Wednesday next for the ]iurpose of Ex- 
amining the Accts for Publication. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 2d March. 1796. 

Commissioners agreeably to adjournment. Present: 

John Mickle. 
Joseph Biays. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Hillen. 
John Brown. 
Street, and sundry repairs done at the Causeway, Bridge on 

Proceeded to examine the Accounts presented. 

The following orders drawn in favour of Joseph Biays 
for work done in Bond Street, paving Ditto, Paving Fells 
Wilks Street, Peters Bridge repairing road near Ellis's, cut- 
ting Canal on Fleet Street, hauling dirt on Foot ways in 
Thames Street — do. in Shakespear & Lancaster Alley. 

Order No. 71 in his favour. £1399..13..8; No. 72 do., 
50..0..0; No. 7?^ do., 50..0..0 ; No. 74 do., 327..16..8; No. 75 
do., 100..0..0; No. 76 do., 50..0..0 : No. 77 do., 50..0..0; No. 78 
do.. 91..18..8^ : total, 2119..9..0^. 

The following Accts. Presented by Jno. Mickle for work 
done at sundry places, viz: 

Amot. of work done in Hanover Street. 675. .12. .6; do. done 
in South Street, 1014..7..93/^ ; do. done in Guilford Street, 
23.. 11. .3; do. done in Dutch Alley. 221. .19. .7; do. done in 
Pratt Street. 190..12..4>4 ; do. done in North Street. 13..4..0; 
do done in Sharpe Street, 30..0..6: do. done in Chatham 
Street. 37..4..0; do. done in Charles Street. 4..3..0: do. done 
in Lexington Street, 242..6..4; do. done in Water Street, 
I4..6..3y2 ; do. Sundry repairs sundry Streets, 25. .1. .6; Amot. 
of 4 Blksmiths Bills. 20..8..4: total. £2512..17..5i^. 

Jno. Mickle Dr. : 

To orders reed, on .\cct. of work done in Hanover Street, 
Amot, 229..10..0: to an Error charg'd in Hill Street, 
54..10..0; To do. charged last Acct. see Order, No. 45, 
17..16..9; Credit in South Street, 6..0..0: 377 Loads Dirt 



BALTIMORE CITY 299 

Guilford Street, 23..11..3; total, 331..8..0. Balance Due Jno. 
Mickle. £2181..9..5>4. 

The following orders drawn in favour of Jno. Mickle, viz: 
Order No. 79 in his favour, 1142..4..0; No. 80 do., 100..0..0; 
81 do., 100..0..0; 82 do., 100..00..0; 83 do., 100..0..0 ; 84 do., 
100..0..0: 85 do., 100..0..0; 86 do., 101..15..5>< ; total, 
1843.. 19.. 5j^. 

The following orders drawn for which Jno Mickle is 
charged as having reed, the Money being advanced on 
Acct. of work done in Hanover Strt. : 

One in favour of Garts & Leepold dated 18th Deer, last 
payable in 3 Years with Interest, £75..0..0. 

do. in favr. of Hy. Payson, 18th Deer, do., 37.. 10.. 0. 

do. favr. of John Myers, 1st Jany. do., 37.. 10. .0. 

do. favr. of Abrahm Vanbibber, 8th Jany., 75..0..0. 

do. favr. of James Jaffries, 8th Jany., do., 37.. 10.. 0. 

do. favr. of Jno. E. Howard, 16th Feby., do., 75..0..0. 

Total. 337..10..0; grand total, 2181..9..5>4. 

Charge James Long Cash Reed, of Geo. Salmon, Esq., on 
Acct. of Profits arising from the 2d Annual Lottery, 
522..1..1>^. 

Error in his Commission last Acct., 0..6..4; total, 
£522..7..5>^. 
Adjourn'd to the 4th Inst. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 4th March, 1796. 
Comrs. met agreeably to adjournment for the purpose of 
examining Treasurers Acct. Present: 

John HillEn. 
John Brown. 
John Mickle. 
Joseph Townsend. 

James Sterett, Dr., to the following orders issued, but not 
paid — Viz : 



300 RECORDS OF 

Orders issued previous to last Settlement but not i)aid : 

James Loivj; 37.. 10 .00 

No. 22 J. ]5iays 4..10..00 

No. 35 do 200..10.. 9 

No. 37 do 40.. 11.. 6 

No. 42 [no. Alickle 247.. 19.. 11 



531.. 2.. 2 



The following orders issued since last Settlement not pd. : 

No. 5 Jno. Brown 100..00..00 

No. 44 Jno. Mickle 54..10..00 

No. 6 Jno. Brown 137.. 9.. 2>^ 

No. 47 Josh. Biays 15.. 4.. 4>4 

No. 49 D. Moore 37..10..00 

No. 50 Jno. jNIickle 4..10..00 

No. 51 M. Keener 75..00..00 

No. 52 E. Uhler 3..00..00 

No. 53 Jno. Stump 37..10..00 

No. 54 A. Valck 75..00..00 

Aug. 11, Edwards & Stansbury 7..10..00 

Aug. 11, Nathan Griffith 7..10..00 

Aug 14, \Vm. Askew 3..15..00 

Aug. 14, J. Gorsuch 3..00..00 

Aug. 18, J. Wcstwood 3..00..00 

Aug. 21, Wm. Scott 7..10..00 

Aug. 24, Chrisn. Myers 3..15..00 

Aug. 24, Patrick Mullen 3..00..00 

Aug. 26, H. 8c R. Heal 3..00..00 

Aug. 11, Jno. O. Donnell 56.. 5..00 

Aug 22, John McKim 18..15..0O 

Aug. 22,\Vm. Slater 11.. 5..00 

Aug. 27, N. Konecke 9.. 7.. 6 

Aug. 29, Robt. Carter 18..15..00 

Aug. 31, Robt. Courtney 11.. 5..00 

Sept. 2, Richd. Caton 18..15..00 

Sept. 12. A. Campbell 37..10..00 

Sept. 16, J. Dalrymple 7..10..00 

Sept. 15, M. Bowser 3..00..00 



BAIvTiMORE CITY 301 

Sept. 16, J. Askew 3..00..00 

Sept. 19, W. Morris 3..00..00 

Sept. 22, Messersmith & Barry 7..10..00 

Oct. 1, H. Dukehart 7..10..00 

Oct. 6, Jno. Camere* 37..10..00 

Oct. 9. 1'. & I. Mackenheimer 7..10..00 

Oct. 21, Jno. Doyle 3..15..00 

Oct. 31, H. Worthington 3..00 .00 

Richd. Bond 3..00..00 

Nov. 21. Walter Roe H- 5..00 

Nov. 25, Chas. Myers 15..00..00 

Deer. 5, R. Walsh 7..10..00 

Deer. 11, Jas. Carroll 45..00..00 

Deer. 18. Garts & Leopold 75..00. 00 

Hy. Payson 37..10..00 

Deer. 11, Ignats. Hearter & Co 6..00..00 

Deer. 22. A. Campbell 75..00..0O 

Jany. 1, Jacob Myer 37..10..00 

Jany. 8, jas. Jaffrey 37..10..00 

Jany. 8, A. Vanbibber 75..00..00 

Feby. 16. J. E. Howard 75..00..00 

No. "^59, Jno. Mickle 36.. 16.. 1>^ 

No. 61, jno. Brown 78.. 4.. 4 

No. 63, Ditto ; 16.. 5.. 8 

No. 64, J. Townsend 110.. 13.. 1 

No. 65, J. Biays 100..00..00 

No. 66. ditto 55.. 9.. 5^ 

No. 69, J. Townsend 36.. 4.. 1 

No. 70, J. A. ilamilton 97.. 17.. 6 

No. 72, j. Biays 50..00..00 

No. 73, Ditto.' 50..00..00 

No. 75, ditto 100..00..00 

No. 76, ditto 50..00..00 

No. 77, ditto 50..00..00 

No 78. ditto 91. .18.. 8^ 

No. 80. Jno. Mickle 100..00..00 

No. 81, ditto 100..00..00 

No. 82, ditto 100..00..00 

tindistinct. 



302 RECORDS OF 

No. 83, ditto 100..00..00 

No. 84, ditto 100..00..00 

No. 85, ditto 100..00..00 

No. 86, ditto 101..15.. 5y2 

To James Long Cash Reed, of him at Sundry 

times 4192.. 8.. 6 

To Robt. Gorsueh, Cash Reed, of him 30..00..00 

To. Hy. Stevenson Cash, Reed, of him 223.. 2.. 1^ 



£7948.. 18.. 3^ 

Balto. Town — Dr : To Sundries — 

To Jas. Sterett, Order No. 87 in his favour to retain 
his Commission on £4445. .10.. 7^ reed, of the Dist. Col- 
leetors since last Settlement, 55..11..4_^. 

To James Long — 

for Commission on £4263.. 15. .3^4, 106..11..10>4. 

Extra allowance on 27 Chimney fines Collected, @ 3/9, 
5..1..3. 

Amount, of Insolvencies per List, 74..9..9. 

Sundries uncollected, 102..14..11>^ : total, 288.. 17.. 10. 

To Robt. Gorsueh— Comr., on £30..0..4, 1..16..0. 

Sundrvs uncollected including Insolvencies. 60..0..6; total, 
61..16..6>^. 

To Henry Stevenson — 

Commission on £223..2..1i4j 13. .7. .8^2. 

Sundries uncollected including Insolvencies, 116.. 17.. 7^; 
total, 130..5..3^; grand total, £536..11..^. 

Balto., 7th March, 1796. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

John Hillen. 

John Mickle. 

John Brown. 

Joseph Biays. 
*Chrisr. Johnson, Comptlr. Jciskph TownsEnd. 

Who examined the Accts. for Publication & approved the 
same, Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



*N. B. Jno. O'Donnell being indispos'd Capt. Sharpe 
out of Town ihe business was not finished till after Capt. 
Sharpe retud. 



BALTIMORE CITY 303 

Balto., 9th March, 1796. 

Mr. Henry Speck undertakes the Office of Scavenger for 
ten Months from this date part Lot. No. 16, Water Street 
between South & Calvert Streets and FrankHn Lane for 
which Privilege he is to pay $1. 

Charge James Long with the above. 

Balto., 12th March, 1796. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

John Mickle. 
Joseph Biays. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John HielEn. 
John Brown. 

Charge James Long for one Quarters Licence granted to 
the French Comedians to commence the 14th Inst., $33.33. 

Order No. 1, drawn on the Treasurer for Commissioners 
attendance to 7th Inst. fav. of Jos. Townsend, £288..0..0. 

No. 2, do for Comptrollers fav. of Ditto, 5..32..0; total, 
2Q3..32..0. 

Sam'e Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 18th March, 1796. 
Special Meeting. Present : 

John MickeE. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Hillen. 
Jos-EPH Townsend. 

A Petition being presented by sundry Inhabitants on 
Liberty Street for to have the same Paved. Also a Memo- 
rial accompanying the same signed by a considerable num- 
ber of the Inhabitants residing at the West end of the Town, 
making the same request as it would if carried into effect 
prevent a great Injury daily arising to the Navigation by 
filling up the Bason, &c. 

It is therefore Resolved, That the request of the said 
Petitioners be granted, and the said Street paved in the 
early part of the present Season, in such manner as will 



304 RECORDS OF 

remedy the Injun' complained of. by Conveyinf^ the Body 
of Water down Liberty Street into Ridgely Cove, which 
now empties into the Head of the Bason. 

Resolved, that John Mickle, John Hillen, Joseph Town- 
send and John Brown superintend the said work. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 26th March, 1795. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

John Mickee. 
John HillEn. 
Joseph Biavs. 
Joseph Townsend. 

Charge James Long with Cash reed, from a Frenchman 
Exhibiting Optical performance, $1.00. 

Mr. John Mickle, Or. to Cash reed, for the following 
Orders being on Loan from sundry Proprietors of Lots in 
Water Street between Frederick Street & Peters's Bridge 
agreeably to a Resolve, 22 feby. last — and Contract signed 
payable in four Years with Interest from the date of each 
order — Viz : 

Order No. in favour of Richd. Caton payable in four 
Years from the date with Interest, 100.00. 

Order No. in favour of Cumberland Dugan payable 

in four Years with Interest, 100.00. 

Order No. in favour of Oliver & Thompson payable 

in 4 Yrs. with Interest, 50.00. 

Order No. in favour of Edwd. Johnson, Jr.. pavable 

in 4 Yrs. with Interest, 50.00. 

Order No. in favour of Thos. McElderry payable in 

4 Yrs. with Interest, 100.00; total, $400.00. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 2d April, 1796. 
Commissioners met. Present. 

John Mickee. 
John HileEn. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 



Baltimore: city 305 

Application of sundry Proprietors on the North side of 
Market Street between Frederick & Harrison Street to 
have a Pump erected on said Scjuare. 

Resolved that the present one opposite Baltzer Shafifers 
be repaired, and that John Hillen & Joseph Townsend super- 
intend the same. 

xA.pplication of sundry Proprietors of Lots in Water Street 
being presented to regulate the same between Frederick 
Street and Peters Bridge, Resolved that the same be done 
and that John Mickle, Josh. Biays and Josh. Townsend 
superintend the same. 

Order No. 11 in favour of Saml. Vincent, Clk, for 3 Months 
services one 30th Ult & 1 Quire Paper, $25.25. 

Charge James Long with a Amot. of Horse & Carriage 
Tax and Billiard Tables, 1459.74. 

Do. Tavern Licences from Angst. Term 1795, to March 
Term, 1796, 1522.77; total, $2982.51. 



Balto., 9th April, 1796. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

John Micklk. 
JosijPH Townsend. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Brown. 

Charge Hy. Stevenson, Shff., with 15 penny Tax to be 
Collected on £5555.28 the Amount of Property for the Year, 
1795, $925.88. 

Memorial presented from sundry Proprietors in Wolfe 
Street Fells Point to have the Pump in sd Street repair'd. 

Resolved that the Board examine the same. 



Balto., 11th April, 1796. 
At a Special Meeting. A. M. Present : 

John Mickle). 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Hieeen. 



306 RECORDS OF 

Resolved, that Chatham Street from the Intersection of 
Charles Street have an Ascent oi ly^ Inch in every ten feet 
to the distance of 18 feet from St. Pauls Lane and from 
thence to have an even regular descent to the aforesaid St. 
Pauls Lane. 

P. M. Commissioners met on Fells Point pursuant to the 
request of Sundry Inhabitants residing thereon. Present: 

John Brown. 

JOSIiPH TOV^NSEND. 

Joseph Biays. 
John Coulter. 

Resolved, that a Pump be sunk on the East side of Mar- 
ket Street between George Street & the Water opposite to 
the Door of Isaac Grists present dwelling House to be sunk 
the distance of twelve feet from the line of said Street to 
the Centre of the Well. 

Resolved that one be sunk at the West corner of the 
Intersection of Wolfe and Alisanna Streets. 

Resolved that Joseph Biays & John Coulter superintend 
the same. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 23d April, 1795. 
Commissioners met — agreeably to adjournment. Prest. : 

John HillEn. 
John Brown. 
James Wignell. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Mickle. 

Memorial presented from sundry Proprietors of Prop- 
erty in Shakespears Alley Fells Point, to have the same 
paved. 

Resolved that the same be done under the Inspection of 
Joseph Biays and John Coulter. 

Charge James Long with a Chimney fine Collected from 
Alexr. Mcllvain (Co Wharf), 2 Stories, $8.00. 

do. from Saml. Plust Fells Point, do., 8.00. 



baIvTimorE city 307 

do. Cash reed, from a Frenchman for continuing his 
Optical performance, 1.00. 

do. for 56 Loads Dirt Sold J no. McKini. Sept. 2d, 1.25. 

do. for 12 half Tavern Licences taken out March Term, 
1796 as per List, 80.00; total, $98.25. 

Adjourn'd to the 7th May next, 

Sam'Iv Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 5th May, 1796. 
Special Meeting. Present : 

John HiIvLe;n. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Mickle. 

James Long, Collector, gave information that the Prop- 
erty formerly belonging to Charles Wells at the Intersection 
of St. Pauls Lane & Rogers Alley was now in posession of 
Mr. Nicholson and as the Paving Tax due on said 

Lot has not been collected was of Opinion that distraint 
might be made therefor — The Board after examining the 
Law are of Opinion that no seizure can be made for the 
said Tax except there is personal property thereon, the 
collection is therefore postponed untill the Building is 
finished and Occupied. 

James Long is hereby ordered to have the Streets cleared 
of Boxes, Casks & every other Nuisance as soon as pos- 
sible. 

Sam'i. Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 7th May, 1796. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

John Hillen. 
John MickIvE. 
Joseph Biays. 
Joseph Townsend. 

Charge Jam-.s Long with Chimney fine reed, from Jacob 
Fobble, 1 Story, p.ZZ. 



308 RECORDS OF 

do. do. from Jno. AIcKim, Jr., 2 Story, 8.00; total, $15.33. 
Order No. 12 in favour of Thos. Deavill for use of his 
Room ending 29th October last, 13.33. 
Adjourn'd to 21st Instant. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 21st May, 1796. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

Joseph Biays. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Mickle. 
John HileEn. 

Charge James Long Chimney fine reed, from Wm. Bruff, 
2 Story, %^.00. 

Adjourn'd to 4th June next. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 4th June, 1796. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

Joseph Townsend. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Brown. 
John MicklE. 

In Consequence of the Personal Application of Col. Jno. 
O'Donnell informing this Board that several Persons are 
taking away Dirt from Washington & Fleet Streets below 
its level : 

It is therefore Resolved that the Board meet on Tuesday 
Morning next nine O'Clock at Josh. Biays's House Fells 
Point and from thence proceed to examine the Premises. 

Memorial presented from sundry Inhabitants in Old 
Town near the Canal opening into Jones's Falls, requesting 
that the same may be cleared so that the W'ater may have 
a free passage into said Falls. 

Resolved that the same be done under the Direction of 
John Brown. 

Adjourn'd to the 18th Inst. Sam'e Vincent, Clk. 



BAIvTiMORS CITY 309 

Balto., 10th June, 1796. 
Commissioners met at the request of sundry Inhabitants. 
Present : 

John Brown. 
Joseph Biays. 
John HilliIn. 
John Mickle. 
John CoulT]<:r. 
Joseph Townsend. 

It appearing that Sundry Persons residing on Fells Point 
have without the knowledge of the Board, taken away a 
considerable quantity of sand out of Fleet Street near the 
Intersection of Washington Street to the Injury thereof. 
Whereupon 

Resolved that Joseph Biays & John Coulter pay early at- 
tention to the subject, and to prevent which in future 
prosecute the first Person they can discover transgressing 
in the above particular — And Whereas a large Pond of 
Water is now lying on Granby Street (between Baltimore 
Strt. continued & King George Street) and another on the 
lower end of Frederick Street, which if suffered to continue 
may Stagnate and injure the health of the Inhabitants — The 
Board are desirous to remove the same if possible, but there , 
being no Money in the Hands of the Treasurer nor like to 
be during the present Season after the Orders already issued 
and now due are paid. 

Resolved, that John Brown & Joseph Townsend be ap- 
pointed to fill up the same so as to remove the Nuisances 
and render them a passable situation, Provided the In- 
habitants on said Streets will advance the Money on a Loan 
of Two Years for wdiich legal Interest will be paid until 
returned. 

Ordered that the Inhabitants be Notified of the above 
Resolution. 

Sam'Iv Vincent, Clk. 



310 RECORDS OF 

Baltc, 25th June, 1796. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

John Mickle. ( 
John Brown. 
Joseph Biavs. 
John HillEn. 

Memorial presented from Saml. Smith & Paul Bentalou 
Proprietors of Property on Exchange Alley to have the 
same regulated and paved, at the same time Paul Bentalou 
and Saml. Smith requested that this Board would alter the 
Gutter that crosses Second Street near Tropolets Alley by 
extending- the North Gutter of said Street Westward with a 
Descent untill it comes opposite Exchange Alley and then 
to extend the Gutter across Second Street to the Mouth of 
said Alley so as to convey the Water to Water Street. 

Whereupon Resolved, that said Alley be paved as soon as 
Convenient & the Alterations in the Gutter as above men- 
tioned be made at same time. 

Memorial from sundry Proprietors of Property in Liberty 
Street, between Lexington & Lombard Streets requesting 
the same may be paved as soon as Convenient. 

S.a.m'i. Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 30th June, 1796. 
At the request of sundry Inhabitants (say Magistrates) of 
the Town, the Special Commissioners met. Present: 

Joseph Townsend 
John Hillen. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Biays. 

Resolved, that the several Sections of the Law of 1782 
respecting cleaning the Streets and the removal of Nuis- 
ances be published in the Different News Papers of the 
Town with a short address to the Inhabitants showing the 
necessity of their Compliance with the said Law. Josh. 
Townsend is appointed to have the same Published. 



BALTIMORE CITY 311 

Balto., 5th July, 1796. 
Special Meeting — Commissioners met. Present: 

John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Mickle. 
Joseph Biays. 
John Hielen. 

Resolved, tliat James Long be allowed one half of the 
fines which he may Collect for Nuisances in the Streets, 
&c., which Business he has this day orders to enter ^ipun 
without respect to Persons agreeably ^o the several Notices 
given in the Public Papers. 

The Arch Bridge over Jones's Falls being so much de- 
cayed that it is unsafe for Carriages to pass and repass over 
the same. 

Resolved that Josh. Townsend & Josh. Biays take up a 
part of the Floor of said Bridge so as to prevent all Com- 
munication of Carriages over it until Money can be ob- 
tained on Loan to repair it — the said Money to be taken 
up on the Faith and Credit of the Money Granted at last 
Session for the purpose of repairing the Bridges over said. 
Falls. 

Order No. in favour of Wm. Trimble for work done 

at the Buttments of the Bridge on Dulany Street, $30.83. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 11th July, 1796. 
Charge James Long with Paving Tax done in Howard- 
Street (South) as per List, $1531.13. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 16th July, 1796. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

Joseph Biays. 
John Brown. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Mickle. 
John Hileen. 



312 RECORDS OP 

Charge James Long witli one Quarters Licence to be col- 
lected from the Managers of the New Theatre commencing 
18th Instant, $33.33. 

Order No. 13 in favour of Saml. Vincent for 1 Yr. Servic^"^ 
as Clk due 30th June last & Edwards & Aliens' Bill for 
Printing. 32.42. 

July 25th. Charge James Long with List of Tavern 
Licences Granted out of Court between Alarch and August 
Terms, 1796, 227.3. Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 30th July. 1796. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

John Hillen. 
John MickeE. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 
Charge Jas. Long, Cash collected from a Blk Man, Ex- 
hibiting a Show of the City of London, &c., $1. 

Order No. 14, in favour of Edward Agnew for work done 
in Dulany Street as per Acct., 16.00. 

Order No. 15, in favour of James Brown for work done 
at the Canal Old Town, Peters Bridge, &c., 12.73. 

Order No. 16, in favour of John Sligh for 7^ Perches 
Ground for use of the Canal North of the old Post Road, 
running through the Lands of said John Sligh, Danl. Bowly, 
Job Smith & others, 19.33. 

Balto.. 30th July, 1/96. Reed, of the Sped. Commis- 
sioners for Baltimore Town an Order on their Treasr. for 
Nineteen Dollars thirty three cents, being in full for One 
Hundred & three feet across my Lot between Josias Pen- 
nington's & Lyde Goodwins Lots & eighteen feet wide con- 
taining seven perches one quarter for the uses of the Canal 
North of the old Post Road running through said Lot & 
the Lots of Dan Bowly, Job Smith and other as valued by 
Gerrard Hopkins James Edwards, April, 1795, $19.33. 

(Signed) John Sligh. 
5th Angst. Order No. 17 in favr. of Jno. Brown for Inter- 
est on Order No. 6— dated 29th July, 1795, 22.66; total, 
$70.72. 



BALTIMORE CITY 313 

Balto., 13th August, 1796. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

John Mickle. 
John Hieekn. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Brown. 

James Long is appointed to take the Assessment on 
Horses, Carriages, Billiard Tables, Tavern Licences. &c., 
for the present Year for which he is to receive $30. 

Adjourn'd to the 27th Inst. 

Sam'e Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 18th August, 1796. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

Joseph Biays. 

John Hieeen. » 

Joseph Townsend. 

John Brown. 

John Mickee. 

The Arch Bridge over Jones's Falls having broke down 
and as but a small part of the Materials of the same will 
Answer for any Useful purpose for the Public being so 
much decayed. 

Resolved that the whole of it be exposed to Public Sale 
To-Morrow atternoon at 5 O'Clock, and that Notice be 
given thereof in the Different News papers. 

Sam'e Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 27th Augst., 1796. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

John MicklE. 
John HileEn. 
Joseph Biays. 
Joseph Townsend. 

Adjourn'd to Liberty Street. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



314 RECORDS OF 

Baltc, 2d Seplr., 1796. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

Joseph Biays. 
John Mickle. 
John HielEn. 
Joseph Townsend. 

Resolved, that Thomas Walker, have permission to re- 
move a sufficient Quantity of Earth out of Saratoga Street, 
East of his present dwelling House, to fill up a large hole 
fronting said House, and that he leave the said Street in a 
passable situation for Carriages from whence he removes 
the same. 

Resolved, that the Clerk Notify Robt. Walsh to remove 
his Cellar Door and steps fronting his Brick Ware house on 
East Street and contract the same to the distance the Law 
directs in such Cases. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 10th Sept., 1795. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

John Mickle. 
Joseph Biays. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John HillEn. 

It appearing that the lower Bridge on Jones's Falls is 
much decayed and some of the Principal Timbers broke. 

Resolved, that Joseph Biays c^ jno. Hillen get the same 
repaired as soon as possible and produce the expense thereof 
to the next Meeting of the Board. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto.. 17th Sept., 1796. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

John MicklE. 
John HillEn. 
Joseph Townsend. 
Joseph Biavs. 



BALTIMORE CITY 315 

Application from sundry Inhabitants on Franklin Lane 
requesting that the same be paved. 

Resolved that their request be Granted and the same 
paved as soon as Convenient. 

Permission is Granted to John Carrier to Exhibit an 
Elephant during the present Season he paying for the same 
the Sum of Sixty Dollars. 

Charge Jas. Long with that Sum to be Collected by him, 
$60.00. 

Adjourn'd to this day Week. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 24th Septr., 1796. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

John Mickee. 
Joseph Biavs. 
John HileEn. 
Joseph Townsend. 

Charge Jas. Long with Cash reed, from J. Biays for Hogs 
Sold at the Point Nt. Proceeds, $11.25; do. from 
Nisbitt performing on Slack Wire, 4.00 ; do. for Paving Tax 
Shakespears Alley, 867.22; do. for old Timber, &c.. Sold at 
Peters Bridge, 8.00; total, $890.47. 

Adjourn'd to Saturday next. 

Sam'e Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 1st October, 1796. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

John Mickee. 
Joseph Biays. 
Joseph Townsend. 
John Hillen. 
John Brown. 

Order No. issued in favor of Josh. Biays on Acct. 

of work done at Peters Bridge, $60.00. 

Order No. in favour of Peter Littig for work done in 
the Market Space payable in 12 Mths with Interest, 14.91 ; 
total, $74.91. 



316 RECORDS OF 

Charg-c James Lon£^ with Plank, &c., left at the Stone 
Bridge on Dulany Street & Sold for the use of the Public, 
£2..i8..6; Do. for 11 Bushels left & Sold. 1..13..0; Do. 3 do. 
do.. 0..7..6; Do. Mortar Sold. 0..2..6; Do Old Timber, &c., 
Sold at Philpots Bridge. 14..14..6>/. ; Do. Iron Sold, 14..r)..10; 
total, £34..2..l0y2 is $91.05. 

Do. A Negro turned White as a Show. 1.00; Do. Nt. 
Proceeds of Hogs Sold reed, by J. T., 25.59; Do. reed, 
for Nuisance irom Geo. Camaghan Carcase of a Horse laid 
in the Limits of the Town, 4.00; total, $121.64. 

Adjournal to Wednesday Evening next to Examine the 
Accts. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 5th October, 1796. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

John Mickle. 
Joseph Biays. 
Joseph Towns^nd. 
John HileEn. 
John Brown. 

Proceeded to examine the Accts. 

Adjournal till To Morrow Evening for the purpose. 

Sam'e Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 6th Oct., 1796. 
Commissioners met — A. M. — Present : 

John MicklE. 

John Brown. 
Joseph Biays. 
John HillEn. 
Joseph Townsend. 

Resolved, that John ^Mickle open the Mouth of ElHcotts 
Drain in a suitable manner to receive the Water emptying 
out of Liberty Street and repair the Bridges over the same. 

Adjorn'd to six O'Clock this Evening to Examine Ac- 

^°""*^- Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



BALTIMORE CITY 317 

Balto., 6th October, 1796. 

Commissioners met to Examine the Accounts. Present : 

John MicklE. 
John Brown. 
Jose;ph Biays. 
John HillEn. 
Joseph Townsend. 

Commissioners, Dr., to Josh. Townsend for work done 
as per Acct. in York & Dulany Streets, &c.. 31..11..11. 

Do. finishing Stone Bridge on Dulany Street, 40.. 14.. 10^. 

Do. for work done at Philpots Bridge, 53. .11. .6^; total, 
£125..18..4 is $335.78. 

Supra. Cr. 

By Order No. in favour of Andrew Carson payable 

in six Months with Interest dated 1st Oct., 1796, 15.66. 

By Order No. in favour of Amos Loney payable in 

12 Mths. with Int., Dated 13th Ult, 20.00. 

By Order No. in favour of Robt. Smith payable in 

12 Months with Interest dated 13th Utl, 30.00. 

By Order No. in favour of David Brown payable in 

12 Mths. with Int. dated 29th Ult., 10.00. 

By Order No. in favour of Alexander Lawson pay- 

able in 12 Months with Int., dated 29th Ult., 30.00. 

By Order No. in favour of himself bearing Int. untill 

paid dated this day, 40.00. 

By Order No. in favour of Do. bearing Int., 40.00. 

By Order No. in fav. of Do. do., 28..48. 

By Order No. in fav. of Do. without Interest, 121.64. 

Total, $335.78. 

By Order No. in fav. of Yundt & Brown for inserting 

Sundry Advertisements as per Acct., 16.87. 

Sped. Commissioners, Dr., to Josh. Biays for work done 
on Shakespears Alley as per Acct., 736.75 ; do. sundry re- 
pairs on Fells Point, do., 108.40; do. repairing Peters 
Bridge. 151.65; total, 996.80. By an order 1st October, 
60.00. Due, $346.80. 



318 RECORDS OF 

Supra, Cr. : 

By order No. in his favour for 890.47 ; do. No. do. 
bearin£^ Int. untill pd. 42.00; do. No. do., 4.33 ; total. 936.80; 
grand total, $953.67. 

Sped. Commissioners, Dr., to John Alickle for work done 
in Howard Street as per Acct., 1225. .1.. 11^ ; do. done in 
Pratt Street, as per Acct., 9..4..7; do. done in Market Strt., 
as per Acct., 340.. 5. .10; do. done in Harrison Street, as per 
Acct., 354.. 15. .4; do. done in Wood Street, as per Acct., 
105..0..4; do. done in Water Street, as per Acct., 150..0..0; 
do done in Lombard Street as per Acct.. 28..7..6; paid Jno, 
Ingle's P,lk Smith Bill, 4..12..6; paid Conrad Hush, Blk 
Smith do., 42..2..3; total, £2259..10..3><=r$6025.37 ; for 
Work done in St. Pauls Street, 627.92 ; grand total, $6653.29. 

By Sundry Orders Entered 26th Mar. last, 400.00. Bal- 
ance Due, $6253.29. 

Orders drawn in favour of Jno. Mickle for the aforesd 
Balance, Viz : Order No. of this date for 4499.57. 

do. No. do. bearing Interest until paid, 266.66. 

do. No. do., 266.67. 

do. No. do., 266.67. 

do. No. do., 130.19. 

do. No. do., 123.53. 

do. No. in favour of S. Williams payable 2d August, 

1801, without Int. being Money advanced on Loan for work 
done in St. Pauls Street, 1794, 400.00. 

Order No. in favour of Jno. Smith payable as afore- 

said being Money advanced for the same purpose, 300.00; 
total, $6253.29. 

Charge James Long with the following Accts. Cash reed, 
from Henry Dukehart Nuisance in the Street one half the 
fine, 1.33. 

do. Robt. Casey, .33. 

do. James Riddle, .33. 

do. Shields 33/100; Clopper, 33/100, .66. 

Luke Tiernan, .67; total, 3.32. 

Do. Cost on A. W. Daveys Judgmt. .73 ; balance, 2.59. 
do. Chimney fine from Wm. C. Godsmith, 3 Stories, 
L3..33. 



Baltimore; city 319 

do. fine from Jacob Brown, do., 13. .33. 

do. Alex. Aladewell fine for Waggoner with narrow 
Wheels, one-h^lf, 6.66. 

do. Chris. Walker twice fined, 13.34. 

do. Sand Sold as follows : 

David Burke 50 Loads, @ 10 Cents, $5.00. 

Wm. Trimble 100 do., @ 10 Cents, 10.00. 

James Biays 50 do., @ 10 Cents, 5.00. 

Ricd. Jones 50 do., @ 10 Cents, 5.00. 

Lydia" Reese 30 do., @ 10 Cents, 2.00. 

Wm. Etchberg 40 do.. @ 10 Cents, 4.00. 

Jno. Horstman 30 do., @ 10 Cents, 3.00; total 34.00. 

John Spence's Chimney fine, 3 Stories, 13.33. 

Capt. White do. Fells pt., 2 Stories, 8.00. 

Jno. Dovane & Maddox Andrew, do., 16.00. 

Nt. Proceeds of a Hog Sold reed, from Tom Brown. 4.00. 

Horse Tax omitted reed, from Jas. Gittings, 2.67. 

Cart Tax do. reed, from Nichs. Oaler, 3.33. 

do. do. reed, from Wm. Jessep, 3.33 ; total, $133.91. 

Also the Balance of the Proportion due this Board of the 
second drawn Annual Lottery from Geo. Salmon, Esqr., as 
per Statement rendered, 529.85 ; grand total, $663.76. 

Order No. in favour of James Long for taking the As- 
sessment for the present Year, on Carriages, Horses, Tavern 
Licences. Billiard Tables, &c., 30.00. 

do. No. in favour of John A. Hamilton for his Serv- 
ices from 21st March to 4th Inst., as per Acct. render'd, 
213.00. 

do. No. in fav. of Jno. Hillen for Sundry repairs, 22.10. 

do. No in fav. of Saml. Vincent for his Services, &c., 

& for closing the Accts. for the present Board, 46.00. 

do. N'o. in fav. of John Brown for Int. on sundry 
Orders as per Acct. rendered, 17.21. 

do. No. in fav. of Jas. Long for Int on order No. 81, 
dated 2d March, 1796, in favour of Jno. Mickle, 8.51. 

do. No. in favour of Joseph Biays for Int. on sundry 
Orders as per Acct., 111.29. 

do. No. in favour of Anthony Otto for use of his 
Room from 21st Novr., '95 to 1st Inst, 11.52; total, $459.63. 

Charge James Long with Paving Tax upper end of 
Market Street, 907.44. 



820 RF.CUKDS OF 

do. Pavino- Tax in Wood Street, 414.00. 

do Dittoo — Liberty Street, 1495.00. 

do. Cash reed, from sundry Persons in Harrison Street 

North to be allowed out of the Tax when paid Henry 
Dukehart, $30.00. 

Win. C. Goldsmith, 40.00. 

Geo Meltinberger, 30.00. 

Anthy. Mann, 42.00. 

Thos. Darrett, 10.00; total, 152.00; grand total, $2968.44. 

Charge James Long with Balance of Jno. Traverse's Acct. 
paid by John Plillen, $12.18; Amount brought forward, 
663.76 ;\otal, $3644.38. 

James Sterett. Dr. To Sundries : 

To Balto. Town for the following Orders issued previous 
to last Settlement not yet paid : 

James Long 37. .10.. 00 

Joseph Biays, No. 22 4..10..00 

Ditto, No. 36 200.. 10.. 9 

Ditto, No. 37 40.. 11.. 6 

John Brown, No. 5 100..00..00 

John Mickle, No. 44 54..10..00 

David Moore, No. 49 37..10..00 

John Mickle, No. 50 4..10..00 

Melchu Keener, No. 51 75..00..00 

Erasmus Uhler, No. 52 3..00..00 

John Stump. No. 53 37.. 10 .00 

Adrian Valek, No. 54 75..00..00 

1795 

Aug. 11. Edwards & Stansbury 7..10..00 

Aug. 11, Xathan Griffith 7..10..00 

Aug. 14, William Askew 3..15..0O 

Aug. 14, J. Gorsuch 3..00..00 

Aug. 18, I. Westwood 3..00..00 

Aug. 21, \Vm. Scott 7..10..00 

Aug. 24, Chrisn. Myers 3.. 15. .00 

Aug. 24, P. Mullen 3..00..00 

Aug. 26, H. & R Heal 3..00..00 

Aug. 11, John O'Donnell 56.. 5. .00 

Aug. 22, John McKim 18.. 15. .00 

Aug. 22, Wm. Slater 11.. 5..00 



Baltimore; city 321 

Aug. 27, N. Konecke 9.. 7.. 6 

Aug. 29, Robt. Carter 18..15..00 

Aug. 31, Robt. Courtnay 11. 5. .00 

Sept. 2. Richard Caton 18..15..00 

Sept. 12, Archd. Campbell 37.. 10..00 

Sept. 16, Jno. Dalrymple 7..10..00 

Sept. 15, M. Bower 3..00..00 

Sept. 16, J. Askew 3..00..00 

Sept. 19, Wm. Morris 3..00..00 

Sept. 22, Alessersmith & Barry 7..10..00 

Oct. 1, Henry Dukehart 7..10..00 

Oct. 5, John Carrere 37.. 10..00' 

Oct. 9, P. & J. Mackenheimer 7..10..00' 

Oct. 21, John Doyle 3.".15..00^ 

Oct. 31, H. Worthington 3..00..00' 

Oct. 31. Richd. Bond 3..00..00^ 

Nov. 21, Walter Roe 11.. 5..00' 

Charles Myers 15..00..00 

Dec. 5, Robt. Walsh 7..10..00 

Dec. 11, James Carroll 45..00..00 

Dec. 18, Garts & Leypold 75..00..00 

Henry Payson 37.. 10.. 00 

Dec. 11, Ignatius Herter & Co 6..00..00 

Dec. 22, Archd. Campbell 75..00..00 

Jan. 11, Jacob Myer 37.. 10 .00 

Jan. 8. James Jaffray 37..10..00 

A. Vanbibber 75..0O..0O 

Feby. 16, Jno. E. Howard 75..0O..0O 

John Brown, No. 61 78.. 4.. 4 

Josh. Biays, No. 72 50..00..00 

Ditto, No. 73 50..00..00 

Ditto, No. 76 50..00..00 

Ditto, No. 77 50..00..00 

Ditto, No. 78 91.. 18.. 8^ 

John Mickle, No. 82 100..00..00 

Ditto, No. 83 100..00..00 

Total 2047.. 12..934 =$5460.38 



322 RKCORDS OF 

Tlie following orders issued since last Settlement not yet 
paid : 

1796 

Mar. 25, Richard Caton, No $100.00 

Mar. 26, Cumberland Dugan 100.00 

Mar. 26, Oliver & Thompson 50.00 

Mar. 26, Edward Johnson 50.00 

]\Iar. 26, Thomas McElderry 100.00 

Saml. Vincent, No. 11 25.25 

Thomas Dewitt, No. 12 13.33 

July 5, Wm. Trimble 30.83 

Oct. 1, Peter Littig _. 14.91 

E. Agnew, No. 14 16.00 

Oct. 6, A. Carson 1 5.66 

Sept. 13, Amos Loney 20.00 

Sept. 13, Robt. Smith 30.00 

Sept. 29, David Brown 10.00 

Sept. 29, A Lawson 30.00 

Oct. 6, Joseph Townsend 40.00 

Oct. 6, Ditto 40.00 

Oct. 6, Ditto ♦. 28.48 

Oct. 6. Yundt & Brown 16.87 

Oct. 6, Joseph Biays 42.00 

Ditto 4.33 

Oct. 6, John Mickle 266.66 

Oct. 6, Ditto 266.67 

Oct. 6, Ditto 266.67 

Oct. 6, Ditto 130.19 

Oct. 6, Saml. Williams 400.00 

Oct. 6, John Smith 300.00 

Oct. 6. James Long 30.00 

Oct. 6, John A. Hamilton 213.00 

Oct. 6, James Long 8.51 

Oct. 6, Joseph Biays 1 1 1.29 

Oct. 6, Anthony Otto 11.52 



Total $8242.55 



BALTIMORE CITY 323 

To James Long — 

for Cash paid Yon at Snndry times, 9278.77. 
To Robert Gorsuch — 

for Cash paid Yon, 67.95. 
To Henry Stevenson — 

for Cash paid You, 899.85 ; total, $18489.12. 

Baltimore Town — Dr. Sundries — 
To James Sterett — 

for an order Dated 28th October, 1796, in his favour to 
retain his Commission on $10,246.57 Reed, from the dif- 
ferent Collectors since last Settlement, $128.07. 
To James Long — 

Amot. of Insolvencies per List, 186.36. 

Commission on Collections exclusive of fines, 2Z7.2)7. 

Extra Allowance on 11 Chimney fines, 5.50; total, $429.23. 

Sundries uncollected — viz : 

Alex. W. Davey for Paving Yr., 1792, in St. Pauls Lane, 
4..7..6. 

Chas. Wells, do., 10..16..8. 

Jno. Bickliam, do. Wilkes's Alley, 6. .6.. 8. 

Philip Rogers, do. East Strt, 7..19..4i4. 

do. an Alley do., 0..18..9. 

Peter McCurdy, Pratt Strt., 16..10..0. 

George Steyers Estate, do., 11..0..0. 

Danl. Fisher — an Alley, 5..0..0. 

Lot in Second Strt. owner not known, 6..4..0. 

Balance Due from Jacob Shriver, 11..5..0. 

Total, £80..7..1li^ is $214.09; grand total, $643.62. 
To Robt. Gorsuch — 

Amt. of Insolvencies, 84.97. 

Com. on Collections, 7.15; total, 92.12. 
To Henry Stevenson — 

Commission on Collections, 53.99. 

Balance to Collect for 1795 & 96, Insolvencies included, 
2d,2>.72\ total, ?>Z7.7\\ grand total. $2101.52. 

Accounts Settled for the Year 1795 & published the 28th 
Oct. 1796. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



824 RECORDS OF 

Balto., 14th October, 1796. 
At an Election held in this Town, the following Gentle- 
men were appointed Special Commissioners for the said 
Town by the Election chosen for that purpose, viz : 

Robert Stuart, 
Gabriel Gii.Iv. 
Jacob Myers. 
Wm. Trimble. 
John Lee. 
Baltzer Shaeeer. 
Caleb Hewitt. 

Balto., 15th October, 1796. 
In Consequence of the above appointment the following 
Persons met at the House of Mr. Abraham Kaufman's, 

Viz : „ ^ 

Robert Stuart, 

Gabriel Gill. 
Jacob Myers. 
John Lee. 
Baltzer Shaffer. 
Caleb Hewitt. 

After having Qualified agreeably to Law before Geo. G. 
Presbury, Esqr., they proceeded to the choice of Clerk & 
Collector, when Samuel Vincent was appointed Clk and 
James Eong Collector. 

Mr. Wm. Trimble sent in his resignation which was 
accepted. 

Adjourn'd to Anthony Ott's Monday next 9 O'Clock in 

the forenoon. „ , , ^ ^ 

Sam l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto.. 17th October, 1796. 
Commissioners met agreeably to adjournment. Present : 

Robert Stuart. 
Baltzer Shaffer. 
John Lee. 
Caleb Hewitt. 
Jacob Myers. 
Adjourned to Liberty Street. 



bai^timore: city 325 

Balto., 18th October, 1796. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

Robert Stuart. 
Baltzer Shaffer. 
Caleb Hewitt. 
Gabriel Gill. 
Jacob Myers. 
John Lee. 

Resolved, that Robert Stuart and Caleb Hewitt be ap- 
pointed a Committee to wait on Saml. Johnson to consult 
him on the Propriety of an Application to the Chancellor 
for taking ofif the Injunction laid on the late Board respect- 
ing the Paving Market Street where Liberty Street crosses 
the same. 

Adjourn'd to Thursday Evening next four O'Clock 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 20th October, 1796. 
Commissioners met agreeably to adjournment. Present: 

Robert Stuart. 
Gabriel Gill. 
John Lee. 
Baltzer Shaffer. 
Caleb Hewitt. 
Jacob Myers. 

Henry Stevenson, Sheriff, for this County having ap- 
plied verbally for a Passage to be cut from St. Pauls Lane 
to the Jail for the purpose of conveying Wood, &c., to the 
same. 

Gabriel Gill and Caleb Hewitt are appointed a Commit- 
tee to examine the Premises and to act as they may judge 
necessary in the business. 

Baltzer Shafifer & Jacob Myers are appointed to superin- 
tend the Diging of three Wells and erecting three Pumps 
in Gay Street between Market & second Streets agreeably 
to Resolve of November 24, 1795. 

Baltzer Schaefiferis appointed to superintend the repairing 
of some Paving and Brick Gutter on the West side of the 
Market Space between Market and Second Streets. 



326 RECORDS 01< 

The Board proceeded to the choice of another member 
in the room of Mr, Wm. Trimble Fells Point (resigned) 
when Mr. Joshua Ennis was unanimously Elected. 

Sam'Iv Vincent, Clk. 

Adjourn'd to Saturday evening next 4 O'Clock. 



Balto., 22d October, 1796. 
Commissioners agreeably to adjournment. Present: 

Caleb Hewitt. 
John Lee. 
Robert Stuart. 
Joshua Ennis. 
BaIvTzer Shaeffer. 

Mr. Joshua Ennis was Qualified agreeably to Law before 
Geo. G. Presbury the 21st Inst. 

Charge James Long with the Amount of One Quarters 
Licence to be Collected from the Managers of the New 
Theatre, commencing 18th Inst., $33.33. 

John Lee and Joshua Ennis are appointed to superintend 
the repairing the Lower Bridge otherwise called Peters 
Bridge and another small Bridge near Mr. Vanbibbers. 

Thomas Brown is appointed and directed to seize all 
Hogs he may find running at large within the Limits of 
Baltimore Town and Fells Point — those he may catch at 
the Point under the Direction of the Commissioners at that 
place & those catch'd in the Town to be Sold under the 
Direction of some one of the Commissioners in the Town. 

The Clk is hereby directed to apply to the late Board for 
all Books and Papers relative to the Board, and also to 
make inquiry respecting the Tools in their Possession and 
to get a List of the same. He is likewise directed to make 
out a List of Taxables for the Year 1796. 

Adjourn'd to Friday next 5 O'Clock. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



BALTIMORE CITY 327 

Balto., 27th October, 1796. 
Special Meeting. Present : 

Baltzer Shaffer. 
Caleb Hewitt. 
Robert Stuart. 
Gabriel Gill. 
Jacob Myers. 

At Hclliday Street for the purpose of procuring Gravel 
to fill up Frederick Street, but on Examination it could not 
be spared, it was therefore Resolved, that Alley on the 

South side of the Jail be dug down in such a manner as to 
have a Passage for a Cart thereto from St. Pauls Lane and 
the Dirt to be taken to Frederick Street. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 28th October. 1796. 
Commissioners met agreeably to adjournment. Present: 

Robert Stuart. 
Baltzer Shaffer. 
Caleb Hewitt. 
John Lee. 
Joshua Ennis. 
Jacob Myers. 

Order No. 1 issued by this Board in favour of John Hil- 
len for late Boards attendance as per Settlement by Them 
this day, $127.00. 

Order No. 2 do. in favour of John Brown for the Comp- 
troller last Settlemt. Do.. 8.00; total, $135.00. 

John Hillen applied in behalf of himself and others Pro- 
prietors in Franklin Lane, requesting the Priviledge to Pave 
the said Lane themselves at their own Expense from Water 
Street to the Dock — Resolved, that John Hillen with the 
other Proprietors, have the Priviledge, Provided, they ex- 
tend the pavement of said Lane across Pratt Street to the 
Dock as aforesaid, under the superintendance of Robert 
Stuart and Jacob Myers. 

Adjourn'd to this day Week four O'Clock P. M. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



328 RECORDS OF 

Balto., 4th Novr., 1796. 
Commissioners met agreeal^ly to adjournment. TVesent: 

Caleb Hewitt. 
Robert Stuart. 
John Lee. 
Joshua Ennis. 
Jacob Myers. 
Baetzer Shaffer. 

Order No. 3 issued in favour of Jacob Barnard for work 
done at Phillpots foot bridge, $1. 

Memorial presented from sundry Proprietors in Alisana 
Street to have the same paved between Bond and Market 
Streets. 

Resolved that a Board meet in Monday next 9 O'Clock 
in the forenoon for the purpose of leveling the same. 

INIemorial presented by sundry Proprietors in Lexington 
and Liberty Streets respecting the washing of Gulleys, &c., 
in said Streets as by memorial set forth. 

Caleb Hewitt and Gabriel Gill are appointed to examine 
the same and do what they may think necessary to prevent 
any Injury to the Inhabitants. 

Personal application of James Fishwick and Jas. Beemer 
in behalf of themselves & others, Proprietors in Ann Street 
Fells Point to have the same regulated, so as to be made in 
a passable situation — laid over for further Consideration. 

Mr. Paul Bentalou applies to this Board to have a Gutter 
in 2d Street opposite Tripolets Alle}' altered. 

Robert Stuart, Jacob Myers and Baltzer Shaffer are ap- 
pointed a Committee to examine the propriety of said Ap- 
plication. 

Charge James Long with Amot. of Horse, Carriage and 
Billiard Table Tax for Year 1796, $1724.92. 

Do. for Tavern Licences for August Term last, 1253.02; 
total, $2977.94. 

Adjourn'd to Monday Week four O'Clock P. M. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



BAL,TlMORI<: CITY 329 

Balto., 5th Nov., 1796. 
Special Meeting Commissioners met at the Intersection 
of Market and Liberty Streets. Present : 

Calub HliVViTT. 

Gabriel Gill. 
Jacob Myers. 
Baltzer Shaffer. 

who waited on the Gentlemen that laid the Injunction on the 
late Board of Commissioners in order to consult with them 
about taking ofif the same, but as they did not agree the 
Board concluded it proper to file an Answer to said Injunc- 
tion. „ . TT ^,7 

Sam l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 7th Nov. 1796. 
Special Meeting in Alisana for the purpose of leveling the 
same. Commissioners met. Present : 

Robert Stuart. 
Jacob Myers. 
John Lee. 
Baltzer Shaffer. 

Resolved, that said Street have an Ascent of one Inch in 
every ten feet from the Intersection or Gutter of Bond 
Street to the Intersection of Market Street. 

November 9th, 1796. 

Charge James Long with Amot. of Tavern Licences, 
Granted by Geo. Salmon & Geo. G. Presbury, Esqrs., since 
Augst. Term to 1st Inst., $345.16. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 14th Novr., 1796. 
Commissioners met agreeably to adjournment: Present: 

Jacob Myers. 
Caleb Hewitt. 
Robert Stuart. 
John Lee. 
Joshua Ennis. 
Baltzer Shaffer. 



330 RECORDS OF 

Charge James Long a Nuisance reed, from Thos. Shep- 
herd laying Carcase in the Street, $2.00. 

do. Chimney fine from Jacob Miller, 2 Story, 8.00. 

do. reed, from Negro (Robt. Wilson) for Exhibiting a 
Show to 1st Jany next, 1.00. 

do. Chimney fine from Richd. Ovvings, Howard Strt., 
8.00; total, $19.00. 

Memorial from sundry Proprietors of Lots on the West 
side of the Market space between Second & Water Streets 
to have the same regulated and paved. 

Resolved that the same be paved, Provided the Proprie- 
tors will pay 12/6 for every foot fronting their Property and 
that the same be regulated and the Gutter Paved and Posts 
put in as soon as convenient this Season, each Proprietor 
advancing their Proportion of the Expence. 

Mr. Baltzer ShaefTer is appointed Treasurer to this Board 
in the room of Mr. James Sterett deceased. 

Adjourn'd to Monday next as usual. 

Sam'i, Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 21st Novr., 1796. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

Caleb Hewitt. 
Gabriel Gill. 
John Lee. 
Baltzer Shaffer. 
Robert Stuart. 
Joshua Ennis. 

A Memorial presented from sundry Proprietors on the 
West side of the Market space between second and Water 
Streets in Consequence of a Resolve of this Board last 
Meeting — to have sundry holes filled up and the Gutter 
made so as to carry oft" the Water, they agreeing to pay the 
Expence thereof. 



BALTIMORE CITY 331 

Resolved that the same be done, and that Baltzer Shaffer 
and Robert Stuart superintend the work. 

Resolved that Joshua Ennis make some necessary repairs 
on Griliiths Bridge. 

Charge James Long with Mr. Sweeney's Chimney fine, 
2 Story, $8.0b : do. Chimney fine from Gabl. Wood, 3 Story, 
13.33; do. do fine from John Welsh, 3 Story, 13.33; do. do. 
Jas. Burnsides Fells pt, 2 Story, 8.00; total, $42.66. 

Adjournal to Monday next 3 O'Clock. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., Nov. 28th, 1796. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

Caleb Hewitt. 
Gabriel Gill. 
John Lee. 
Baltzer Shaffer. 
Robert Stuart. 
Joshua Ennis. 
Jacob Myers. 

Charge Jas. Long Chimney fine from Jas Stirling, 3 Story, 
$13.33. 

Memorial presented from sundry Proprietors in Liberty 
Street requesting this Board to proceed with the Paving 
said Street. This Board are of Opinion that the same must 
lay over for the present on Account of the Injunction on 
the late Board. 

Adjourn'd to Market Street where Liberty Street crosses 
the same 9 O'Clock To-Morrow morning. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 29th Novr., 1796. 
Special Meeting — Commissioners met agreeably to ad- 
journment, at the Intersection of Baltimore and Liberty 
Streets to ascertain the Level across Baltimore Street for 



332 RliCORDS OF 

the purpose of Answering Lewis I'ascault & others Bill of 
Complanit agst. the late Board. 

Present : Roukrt Stuart. 

Gabriel Gill. 

Caleb Hewitt. 

Jacob Myers. 

Baltzer Shaffer. 

John Lee. 

Joshua Ennis. 

Adjourn'd. Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Clk directed to Copy Answer to the Injunction. 

Balto., 2d Deer., 1796. 
At a Special Meeting called in order to examine the Ansr. 
alluded to the 29th Ult., which was read and approved and 
after qualifying thereunto it was Signed by the following 
Commissioners. Present: 

Robert Stuart. 
Gabriel Gill. 
Caleb Hewitt. 
Joshua Ennis. 
John Lee. 
Jacob Myers. 
Baltzer Shaffer. 
The Memorial presented the 28th Ult from sundry Pro- 
prietors in Liberty Street — was also annexed to said Bill. 
Adjourn'd to Monday 5th Inst. 3 O'Clock P. M. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 5th Deer., 1796. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

Caleb Hewitt. 
Gabriel Gill. 
John Lee. 
Joshua Ennis. 
Order No. 4 issued in favour of Conrad Huss for sharpen- 
ing Picks, &c., time of last Board not returned, $7.27. 
Adjourn'd to this day two Weeks 3 O'Clock P. M. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



BALTlMORli CITY 333 

Balto., 19th Dec, 1796. 
Commissioners met agreeably to adjournment. Present: 

Baltzer Shaffer. 
Caleb Hewitt. 
Jacob Myers. 
Robert Stuart. 
John LEE. 
Gabriel Gill. 
Joshua Ennis. 

Order No. 5 issued in favour of Jno. A. Hamilton for his 
Acct. Leveling, $7.50; for Conrad Miller's Acct. Paving oji 
West side Marsh Market between 2d & Market Strts, 18.67 ; 
total, $26.17. 

do No. 6 in fav. Jno. Mickle for work done in Fredk. Strt. 
Liberty Strt. and Marsh Market, 168.02. 

do. No. 7 in fav. Jno. Lee work done in Lancaster & Mar- 
ket Strts. Fells Point, 34.75. 

Order No. 8 issued in favour of Joshua Ennis for work 
done at Peters & Griffiths Bridge & Materials, 55.63 ; total 
$284.57. 

Resolved that Caleb Hewitt & Gabriel Gill superintend 
the sinking of Wells and erecting Pumps in Baltimore 
Street between Hanover and Liberty Streets, Also a Pump 
in Hanover Street, between Pratt and Lombard Streets, 
agreeably to Petitions presented this day & filed. 

Memorial from David Geddis and others representing a 
Stack of Chimnies in the Plouse belonging to Mr. Thomas 
Harrison in Ann Street Fells Point being built contrary 
to Law so as to render it impossible to be swept by a 
Chimney Sweep which renders it dangerous to the Houses 
adjoining. 

Order'd that he be Notified to pull said Stack of Chimnies 
down and to build them as the Law Directs. 
Adjourn'd to this day two Weeks as usual. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



334 RECORDS OF 

Notice given to Mr. Thomas Harrison to pull down the 
aforesaid Stack of Chimnies within three Months from the 
date agreeably to Law passed November Session, 1792, 
Chap. 21. § 6 Deer., 20th, 1796. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Special Meeting in High Street respecting regulating the 
same. Present : 

Robert Stuart. 
Gabriee Gile. 
John Lee. 
Jacob Myers. 
Baetzer Shaffer. 

After examining the Premises, it is Resolved, that the 
Business lay over for further Consideration. 
Adjourn'd till To-Morrow 3 O'Clock P. M. 

Sam'e Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 21st Deer., 1796 
Special Meeting. Present: 

Robert Stuart. 
Caleb Hewitt. 
Baetzer Shaffer. 
Jacob Myers. 
Gabriel Gill. 
John Lee. 

The Clk is directed to Publish sundry Extracts from the 
Law for the information of the Public, to be printed in the 
Federal Gazette and Telegraphe once a Week for three 
Weeks. 

Charge James Long with the following Chimney fines: 

Engelhard Yeiser, 3 Story, $13.33. 

John Murphy, 2 do.. 8.00. 

John Morgan Fells Point, 1 do.. 7.33. 

A Nuisance Geo. Culloden in Street. 2.33. 

Total. $30.99. 

Adjourn'd to Monday the 2d January next. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk 



BALTIMORE CITY 3o5 

Balto., 2d January, 1797. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

BaIvTzer Shaffer. 
Caleb Hewitt. 
John Lee. 
Joshua Ennis. 
Jacob Myers. 
Adjourn'd to this day Week 3 O'Clock P. M. 

Sam'e Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 9th January, 1797. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

Baltzer Shaffer. 
Caleb Hewitt. 
John Lee. 
Jacob Myers. 
Joshua Ennis. 
Order Xo. 9 issued in favour of Jno. Mickle for work done 
in Liberty Street across Lombard Street, $216.32. 

Adjourn'd to Monday next 3 O'Clock in the Afternoon. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 16th Jany., 1797. 

On Acct. of the Election for the first Branch of the City 
Council the Meeting is postponed till To-Morrow 3 O'Clock 
P. M. 

Charge Jas. Long with a Chimney fine from David Stew- 
art, 3 Story, $13.33. 

do. Thomas Hollingsworth's fine for the breach of the 
Law driving his Waggon with narrow wheels, 6.67. 

do. do for a Second fine, 6.66. Total, $26.66. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 17th Jany, 1797. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

Jacob Myers. 
John Lee. 
Joshua Ennis. 
Baltzer Shaffer. 



336 RliCORDS OF 

Resolved that the Clk notify the Collectcr Jas. Long to 
deliver to the Treasurer at their next Meeting what Money 
he may have on Hand and that he Collect all in his powei 
from that day and make report and lodge it with the 
Treasurer at every Meeting thereafter for the purpose of 
paying off all the Accounts contracted by this Board. 

Adjourn'd to Monday Week 3 O'Clock P. M. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

N. B. Jan. 21st, 1797, an Order was drawn in favor of 
Peter Littig for $14.91 payable 12 Months with Interest 
trom 1st of October last in lieu of one drawn of that date 
which appears to have been lost or mislaid. 



Balto., 23d Jany., 1797. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

Baltzer Shaffer. 
Caleb Hewitt. 
Jacob Myers. 
Robert Stuart. 
Gabriel Gill. 
Joshua Ennis. 

Charge James Long with the following Chimney fines: 

Charles P. Polk, 3 Story, $13.33. 

Chimney fine Gilbert Bigger, 3 Story, $13.33. 

do. fine Joseph Crowdy, 1 do., $7.33. 

do. fine Job Davis, 1 do., $7.33. 

do. fine Wm. McFadon, 2 do., 8.00. Total, $49.32. 

Adjourn'd to this day Week 3 O'Clock P. M. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 30th Jany.. 1797. 
Meeting postponed till To Morrow usual hour. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Baltimore; city 337 

Balto., 31st Jany., 1797. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

Baltzer Shaffer. 
Jacob Myfrs. 
Joshua Ennis. 
John Lff. 
Robert Stuart. 
Gabriei. Gill. 

Order No. 10 issued in favour of Gabl. Gill for 3 M 
Bricks (and pileing- them) for use of the Gutter on West 
side of Market Space between Second and Water Streets, 
$25.00. 

Adjourn'd to Monday next 3 O'Clock P. M. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 6th Feby., 1797. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

Gabriel Gill. 
Baltzer Shaffer. 
Jacob Myers. 
John Lee. 
Joshua Ennis! 
Caleb Hewitt. 

The Bridge at the Causeway being liable to injury from 
the rains washing ofif the Gravel from the Stone work of 
the Arches, Resolved that the same be Gravel'd under the 
superintendance of John Lee. 

An Acct. was presented by Jno. Boyer for work done in 
Apple Alley Fells Point during the time of the late Board, 
16..0..6. 

Do. Ys part for the footways included in the above & being 
private property, 5. .6.. 10; total, £10..13..6=$28.49. 

Ordei No. 11 in favour of Jno. Boyer issued. 

Order No. 12 in favour of Gabriel Gill paid Labourer for 
clearing away Sand from Engine House Liberty Strt., 
2.00; grand total $30.49. 



338 RECORDS OF 

Saml. Dean a Lame Man applies for Permission to Ex- 
hibit an Animal called a Bison. 

Permission is Granted to said Dean for one Month 

from this Date on paying for the same two Dollars. 

Charge James Long with the same, $2.00. 

Adjourn'd to this Day week as usual. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 13th Feby., 1797. 
Commissioners met. Present: 

BaetzER SHA.FEER. 
Robert Stuart. 
John Lee. 
Joshua Ennis. 
Gabriel Gill. 
Caleb Hewitt. 

Resolved that Frederick Street between Market and Gay 
Streets, be paved as soon as the Weather will permit. 

Also, that the West side of the Market space between 
Water & Second Streets, be paved as soon as the Weather 
will permit. 

Adjourn'd to Friday next 2 O'Clock P. ]VL 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 17th Feby., 1797. 
Commissioners met agreeably to adjournment. Present: 

Gabriel Gill. 
Joshua Ennis. 
Baltzer Shaffer. 
Jacob Myers. 
John Lee. 
Robert Stuart. 

Order No. 13 in favour of John Lee for work done in 
Apple Alley Fells Point and at the Causeway, $17.75. 

Do. No. 14 in favour of John Mickle for Interest on sun- 
drv orders. Viz : 



BALTIMORE CITY 339 

for one Dated 5th Oct., 96, Amot., $28.48; for one same 
Date foi 30$, is $1.27.; for one Dated 2d Apl., 96, for 
$25.25—1.32 ; total, 2.59 ; grand total, $20.34. 

Baltzer Schaffer, Josa. Ennis & Caleb Hewitt are ap- 
pointed a Committee to examine the Accounts for work 
done in Liberty & Howard Streets, and to meet on Wed- 
nesday next three O'Clock P. M. for that purpose. 

Sam'Iv Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 22d Feby., 1797. 
The Committee appointed last Meeting to examine into 
the Accounts of John Mickle — Alet. Present : 

Caleb Hewitt. 
Baltzer Shaffer. 
Joshua Ennis. 

proceeded into the Examination of said Accounts but did 
not finally close. 

Charge James Long with the following Chimney fines : 

Coi. John Strieker, 3 Story, 13.33. 

David Stewart, do., 13.33. 

John Holmes, do., 13.33. 

Roger Gwyne, do., 13.33 

Thornburgh for Fletcher, do., 13.33. 

Richd. Clayton's Chimney fine, 2 Story, 8.00. 

Saml. Hollingsworth do., do., 8.00. 

Ephriam Robinson Carriage Tax for 1795 omitted, 4.00. 

Alexr. Turnwall Chimney fine, 2 Story., 8.00. 

Total $94.65. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 

Balto., 27th Feby., 1797. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

Baltzer Shaffer. 
Jacob Myers. 
Robert Stuart. 
John Lee. 
Caleb Hewitt, 
Joshua Ennis. 



340 RECORDS OF 

Order No. 15 in favour of James Long for Interest on 
an Order for £50 dated 2d March, 1796, 2.00; for Int. on an 
order for $40 dated 6th Oct.. 96, .60; total, $2.60. 

Order No. 16 in favour of Robt. Stuart for Leveling & 
attending filling up on the West side of the Market Space 
between Second & Water Streets, 4.00 ; total, $6.60. 

Charge James Long with 146 Loads of Sand Sold to 
Sundry Persons from Chatham Strt., @ 1/, £7..6..0= 19.47. 

Do. John Chapman's line Waggon with narrow Wheels, 
6.67; total, $26.14. 

Adjourn'd till To Morrow Afternoon three O'Clock. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 28th Feby., 1797. 
Commissioners met. Present : 

Baetzer SchaEFFER. 
Joshua Ennis. 
Robert Stuart. 
John Lee. 
Jacob Myers. 
Caleb Hewitt. 

Baltzer Schaefifer, Treasurer, Dr., for Money advanced as 
a Donation in part by the Port Wardens for the purpose of 
Conveying the Water from the upper End of the Town thro' 
Liberty Street into Ridgely Cove, $1500.00. 

Charge James Long with Cash reed, from Erasmus Uhler 
as a Donation for work to be done on Liberty Street Pro- 
vided the Water from the upper end of the Town is con- 
veyed that way into Ridgely's Cove, 50.00. 

do. reed, from John E. Reese for the above purpose and 
upon the same Conditions, 50.00. 

do. for Bricks now laying in the Market Space for the 
Gutter, a Number being already destroy'd or lost, it is pre- 
sumed the paving will not be done for some time and of 
course a Considerable loss would arise to the Public if not 
disposed of. Total, $120.00. 



BAIvTlMORE CITY 341 

John Mickle presented the following Accounts for work 
done in Liberty Street at the time of the late Board and 
for hauling Dirt, &c., from said Street into sundry other 
Streets as per Accts. rendered, Viz : 

Amot. of Acct. for Liberty Street hauling Dirt, &c., 
638..10..4. 

do. of Acct. for Paving do., 595.. 13. .4. 

do. of Acct. for work done at the Ditch & bridges in How- 
ard Street, 105..12..1>4. 

do. of Acct. in said Street below Lombard Street, 52.. 8.. 0. 

do. of Acct. in Pratt & Campden Streets, 51. .3. .4. 

do. of Acct. in Charles, German, Lexington & Sharpe 
Streets, 25..1..0. 

do. of Acct. in King Tammany Street, 19.. 17.. 8. 

do. of Acct. in North Street, 76..9..4. 

do. of Acct. in Baltimore Street, 4..10..8. 

do. of Acct. in Hanover Street, 10.. 5. .0. 

do. of Acct. in Bottle Alley, 34..4..0. 

do. of Acct. in Chatham Street, 1..13..9. 

do. in Acct. in the Market Space on the West side thereof 
between 2d & Water Strts., 83..12..6; total, £1699..1..0^ is 
$4530.80. 

The following Orders issued in favour of John Mickle 
for the aforesaid work : 

Order No. 17 in his Favour bearing Interest from 

Date $1400.00 

No. 18 do. Favour bearing Ditto 400.00 

No. 19 do. Favour bearing Ditto 400.00 

No. 20 do. Favour bearing Ditto 400.00 

No. 21 do. Favour bearing Ditto 400.00 

No. 22 do. Favour bearing Ditto 300.00 

No. 23 do. Favour bearing Ditto 300.00 

No. 24 do. Favour bearing Ditto 200.00 

No. 25 do. Favour bearing Ditto 200.00 

No. 26 do. Favour bearing Ditto 100.00 

• No. 27 do. Favour bearing Ditto 50.00 

No. 28 do. Favour bearing Ditto 50.00 

No. 29 do. Favour bearing Ditto 50.00 

No. 30 do. Favour bearing Ditto 50.00 



342 RECORDS OF 

No. 31 do. Favour bearing Ditto 7.80 

No. 33 do. Favour bearing Ditto 123.00 

No. 34 do. Favour bearing Ditto 100.00 



$4530.80 
Order No. 32 in favour of Baltzer Schaefifer, for at- 
tendance paving & repairing part of the 
Market space & attendance in Frederick 
Street 6.00 

No. 35 in favour of James Long for Judg- 
ments obtained agst. him in Warrants 
for Chimney fines, &c., as per Acct 3.89 

No. 36 in favour of Anthony Otto for the 

Use of his room, fire & Candle 13.33 

No. 37 in favour of Saml. Vincent for his 

Services 100.00 



$4654.02 



Petition of Job Smith of Fells Point in behalf of him- 
self and John Lee presented the 17th Ult being considered — 

Resolved that permission be Granted to Job Smith & 
John Lee proprietors of Property on Bond Street between 
Shakespear & Lancaster Streets, to lower, or cut away the 
Gutter Plank two Inches agreeably to prayer of said Peti- 
tion in Bond Street. 

Adjourn'd to Monday next 2 O'Clock in the Afternoon. 

The Clerk is Directed in the mean time to prepare the 
Accunts of this Board for Publication. 

Sam'l Vincent. Clk. 



Balto.. 4th March, 1797. 
Charge James Long with the following Accts. : 
Chimney fine from McDonald & Co.. 2 Story. S8.00. 
do. fine from John Montgomery. 1 Story, 7.33. 
do. fine from Samuel Jacobs, 3 Story. 13.33. 
do. fine from Robert Martin. 2 Story Fells Pt. reed, only, 
5.33. 

David McMechin, Esqr., Horse Tax, 2.67. 



Baltimore; city ^^43 

Abraham Kaufman, do., 2.67. 

The following Tavern Licences were Granted out of 
Court Since August Term, 1796, to March, 1797: 

Henry Weidner, 1 Novr., $5.38. 

Bryan O'Laherty, 1 Novr., 5.38. 

John Brazil, 1 Novr., 5.38. 

James Simpson, 11th, 4.66. 

Lazarus Mitchell, 2d Deer., 4.00. 

Joseph Chamling. 20 Sept., 7.00; total, 31.80; grand total, 
7L13. 

William Smallwood Horse Tax, 2.67; grand total, $73.80. 



Balto., 6th March, 1797. 

Commissioners met. Present: 

Baltzer Shaffer. 
Jacob Myers. 
Joshua Ennis. 
John Lee. 
Caleb Hewitt. 
Robert Stuart. 

Charge James Long with Chimney fine reed, from Mrs. 
Nochee, 2 Story, 8.00; Charge James Long with do. from 
Lewis Dashiel, do., 8.00 ; total, $16.00. 

Order No. 38 in favour of Saml. Johnston for drawing 
the Answers of the Commissioners & preparing the Argu- 
ments to dissolve Injunction, &c., $33.33. 

No. 39 in favour of Clayland, Dobbin & Co. for Printing 
as per Bill, 16.00. 

No. 40 in favour of Yundt & Brown for Do. as per Bill,. 
43.00; total, $92.33. 

Jacob Myers, Robert Steuart and Joshua Ennis are ap- 
pointed a Committee to Settle the Treasurers Accouhts and 
also to meet the Comptrollers to Settle the Accounts of this 

Board. 

Sam'e Vincent, Clk. 



344 RECORDS OF 

Balto., 11th March. 1797. 
Committee met agreeably to appointment last Meeting. 
Present: 

Joshua Ennis. 
Jacob Myers. 
Robert Stuart. 
John Lee. 

Order No. 41 in favour of Caleb Hewitt for Commission- 
ers attendance from 14th Octobr. to this date, $177.00. 

Order 42 in favour of Baltzer Schaeffer to retain his Com- 
mission for Cash received, 50.54; total, $227.54. 

Adjourn'd till Tuesday morning 9 O'Clock to meet the 
Comptrollers. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 



Balto., 14th March, 1797. 
Commissioners met the Comptrollers to examine the 
Accts. which were approved and passed by Jno. Merryman, 
Jas. Carey and Alexr. McKim. 
Present : 

Baltzer Shaffer. 
John Lee. 
Joshua Ennis. 

Baltzer Schaefifer, Dr. to Sundries : 

To Baltimore Town for the following Orders issued pre- 
vious to last Settlement not yet paid : 

Joseph Biays, pd., No. 36 £200.. 10.. 9 

John Brown, pd.. No. 5 100..00..00 

John Mickle, pd.. No. 44 54..10..00 

David Moore, pd., No. 49 37..10..00 

Jno. Mickle, paid. No. 50 4..10..00 

Melcher Keener, paid No. 51 75..00..00 

John Stump, paid. No. 53 37..10..0O 

Adrian Valck, pd.. No. 54 75..0O..00 

1795. 

Aug. 11. Edwards & Stansbury, pd 7..10..00 

Aug. 11, Nathan Griffith, pd. .' 7..10..00 

Aug. 15, William Askew, paid 3..15..00 



BALTIMORE CITY. 345 

Aug. 14, J. Gorsuch 

Aug. 18, I. Westwood, paid 7 1 n m 

Aug. 21, Wm. Scott, paid V 1^'m 

Aug. 24, Chrisn. Myers, paid Vnn m 

Aug. 24, P. Mullen, paid 3..00..UU 

Aug. 26, H. & R. Heal, paid c7 ^'m 

Aug.ll,Jno.O'Donnell.. 6.. 5"^ . 

Aug. 22, Jno. McKim, paid ^^-^^ "^ 

Aug. 22 Wm. Slater, paid ^^■- ^j-^^ 

Aug. 27, N. Konecke, paid io"i -"no 

Aug. 29, Robert Carter, paid i t m 

Aug. 31, Robert Courtnay, paid !q 'irm 

Sept 2 Richard Caton, paid 18..15..UU 

Sept. 12, A. Campbell, paid %"]n'm 

Sept. 16, Jno. Dalrymple, paid. . , ^m m 

Sept. 15, M. Bower 300..00 

Sept. 16, I. Askew, paid 300..00 

Sept. 19, Wm. Morris, pd ^' in m 

Sept. 22, Messersmith & Barry, pd ■• . • • /..10..UU 

Oct. 1, Hy. Dukehart 7..10..00 

Oct. 5, John Carrere, paid ^Mn m 

Oct. 9, P. V. I. Mackinheimer, pd 1/..1U..UU 

Oct. 21, Jno. Doyle ^"^^"m 

Oct. 31, H. Worthington, paid 3..00..00 

Richd. Bond, paid ^"^.'^r^n 

Nov. 21, Walter Roe, paid H- 5. .00 

Charles Myers, paid ^l"^^aTn 

Dec 5, Robt. Walsh, paid 7..10. UU 

Dec. 11, James Carroll, paid 45..00..00 

Dec. 18, Garts & Leypold, paid 75..00..00 

Henry Payson, paid 37..10 .00 

Dec. 11, Ignatius Harter & Co., paid 6..00..00 

Dec. 22, A. Campbell, paid 75..10..00 

1796. 

Jany. 1, Jacob Myer, paid 37..10..00 

Jany. 8, James Jafifrey, paid 37..10..00 

A. Vanbibber, paid 75..0O..0O 

Feby. 16, Jno. E. Howard, paid 75..00..00 

Jno.' Brown, No. 61, pd 78.. 4.. 4 

Joseph Biays, pd., No. 73 50..00..00 



346 RECORDS OF 

ditto, pel, Xo. 76 50..00..00 

ditto, pd., No. 77 50..00..(X) 

ditto, pd., No. 78 91..18.. 8^ 

John Mickle, pd., No. 82 100..00..00 

ditto, pd., No. 83 100..00..00 

£1912.. 1.. 3^ 

is Dollars $5098.85 

Richd. Caton, paid 100.00 

Cumberland Dngan, paid 100.00 

Oliver & Thompson, paid 50.00 

Edward Johnson, paid 50.00 

Thomas McEklerry, paid 100.00 

Peter Littig, paid 14.91 

A Carson, paid 15.66 

A Loney, paid 20.00 

Robert Smith, paid 30.00 

David Brown, paid 10.00 

A. Lawson, paid 30.00 

Joseph Biays, paid 4.33 

John Mickle, paid 266.66 

ditto, paid 266.67 

ditto, paid 266.67 

Saml. Williams, paid 400.00 

John Smith, paid 300.00 

Jno. A. Hamilton, paid 213.00 



$7336.75 



The following orders issued since last Settlement 
not yet paid. \^iz : 

.\(). IS John Mickle. i)aid 400.00 

19 ditto, paid 400.00 

20 <lilto. paid 400.00 



BALTIMORE CITY. 3^7 

21 ditto, paid 400.00 

22 ditto, paid 300.00 

23 ditto, paid 300.CO 

24 ditto, paid 200.00 

25 ditto, paid 200.00 

. 2600.00 

$9936.75 

To James Long— _ 

for Cash at Sundry times ^-+00.^0 

To Henry Stevenson— 

for Cash at Sundry times " ^ 

$12480.00 

Baltimore Town, Dr. to Sundries : 

To James Long — 

Amount of Insolvent List, $77.32. 

Commission on Collections exclusive of fines, $2510.35, 

62.75. 

Extra allowance on 30 Chimney fines, 15.00. 

Sundries uncollected as per last Settlement, 28th Oct. 
last, 214.39. 

do. uncollected as per List for Yr. 1796, 1,258.98, 

Total, 1628.44. 

To Henry Stevenson — 

Commission on Collections, 5.18. 

Balance uncollected for Yr. 95 & 96, Insolvencies in- 
cluded, 192.22; total, 197.40; grand total, $182o.84. 

Accounts Settled and Published this 14th day of March 
after being examined and approved by 

Jno. Merryman 
James Carey 
Alexr. McKim 

Comptrollers. 

Sam'l Vincent, Clk. 
Note— The pd. or paid was added after list was made. 



INDEX. 



NAME ^ ^^^^ 

Abutments (See Buttments.) 
Accounts, coniptrol er ot. .. i^y 
examined, 94, 14«, 

219, 224, 317 
examiner, 94, 224, 317 

settled 137, 140 

" yearly ^'^'^' "^ 

Act of Assembly authorizing 

Special Commissioners.. b, t) 
Actors (See Exhibitions). 
Adam, a negro (bee 

negroes). 
Additions (See Ridgeleys 
Addition, Roger s Addi- 
tion), r C. f 
Advertisements for btreet 

Cleaners ^i^. 

Aisquith, Wm • • • • •'^ 

" 's negro (bee 

negroes). 
Albemarle Street, grade, 2U/, ^^^ 

138 
269 



NAME 



PAGE 



Apple Alley, repairs.... 202, ^^^ 

Arch, between Hanover and 

Charles Sts • •.• 144 

" bridge in West Balti- 

more St 104 

over Jones' Falls ^1^ 

Architects, for bridges / 

Arnest (See Ernest). 
Assessing, allowance for.. . i4U 
Assessors, ^PPonUed, J8, jl, ^^^ 

" salaries l^o 

of bread a p- 

pointed ...174, 176 
of bread (See also 
bread weighers). 
Assessment, collector ap- 

pointed ;>^■\■^^ 

Acci'yp'^ of bread... 160, 161, 
Assizes^ot ^br^e ^^^^ ^^^^ ^09, 241 

(See also bread weighers.) 
Attorney 



230 



B 



46 



Bailey, Chas 43, 45 

Baker, Isaac ■ • «^' ^^^ 

" 's James, negro (bee 



" " wharfing 

Alcock, Jas., house 

Alexander, Jas \-^/: 

Wm 110 

Alice Ann St. or Alisana St., ^^^ 

A.i« inn S.Vc; AHsana's.:, ^^^^^Xcol , 22, .03 

fade ...^. /,v:::-c;' Baltimore Annual Lottery.. 1/1 

(See also Lotteries). 
Bi,?i„,o,e S.., 28. 33, 38. J04. ^^^ 

" " bridge in west 104 

"bridge betw. 
Hanover and 
Sharp Sts... 106 

" grade 192, 264 

" " graveled ..185, 188 



328 



Alice Ann St. or Alisana St., 

paving • • ■ • • • • • • • ■ y 

Allen, James, 66, 67, 69, 87, ^^^ 

Alley, Apple (See Apple 
Alley). ^ 
" left by P. Bentalou 

and Sam Smith.. 288 

from St. Paul's Lane 

to the Jail.... 325, 327 

" from Sumwalt's lot l(n 

sundry, paved.. .. •• 153 

west of Calvert St., 

paved ^(^ 

Amendments to Street Laws 215 
Amey or Amy. P1|'1'P- f. 67, 68 
Angel & Goddard..l25, 177, 185 

Ann St _ ^.p, 

" " Canal in .• • ■ • • 240 

" Trunk (sewer) in. . . 1/U 



paving 



185, 



238, 328, 329, 

331, 332 
" pumps (See 

Pumps). 
" work done in. J4i 
" (See also Mar- 
ket St.) 
Town plat adver- 
tised for 13^ 



11 INDEX. 

NAMK PAGE NAME PAGE 

Bank Street 26, 62. 180 Rowley, Dan'l. 199, 272. 276, 312 

" or Mercer St. grade " wharf, paving near. 263 

202, 203 Boyl, John 96, 98 

St.. paving 211,223 Boyle. Andrew, lot 197 

Barker, Jos.... 56, 71, 17^, 74, 79 Bread, assessors appointed 

Barney, Joshua.... 7, 49. 85. 174. 176. 208. 209, 241 

102, 124, 149 " law on assizes of, 

Barre Street 283 160, 161, 163, 171 

" grade 262 " weighers. . . . 195, 208, 

Barry, Laveller 48 234,246 

" Lavellyn, house 72 Brewery, Peters 8, 29 

Barry's Tavern 54 Brick, footway pavements . . 179 

Bason, head of 140 " gutters 79,123 

Beale, Thos., 81, 93, 114. 121. " pavements 78 

136. 137, 138, 139, 142, 143, " paving 62 

144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 151. " yard, McDonagh's. . . 267 

152, 153 " " Anthony Barck- 

Beazoa or Beasoa, Rich'd man's 276 

75,136,137 Bricks 13,46, 71 

Bennett, Patrick 125, 149 Bridge, advertisement for 

Bentalou, Paul 150, 186, 288 two 7 

" " resigns 181 " architects 7 

Biays, Jos., 150, 173, 175. 176, " arch in Balto. St... 4. 144 

178, 184, 185, 186, 197, 200, " arch. over Jones' 

202, 319 Falls 311, 313 

Bignall, Jos 121, 181 " at Alice Anna St.... 282 

" and West, permis- " at Dulany St 183, 

sion to exhibit... 130 184, 256 

Billiard Tables 29, Z2> " at Harford and York 

" Tax (See Sts 183, 184 

Taxes). " at Market St 15 

" " Tax remitted " at Peters' Brewery. . 8 

162, 167, 168 " at Water St. or lower 

Billingsgate St, repairs 276 bridge 60, 162 

" " wharf at.... 274 " broke down 313 

" "work done " caretakers 261 

in, ...217, " Centre. 91, 92. 95, 98, 

257, 294 100, 102, 144, 115, 252 

Bittle, John 42,45, 80 " Centre, sewer 84 

Bivan, John 150, 151 " estimate for 8 

Board of Port Wardens. 165, 226 " eastward of the 

Bond 14 Town.. ....102 

" of lottery managers " Gay St. dimensions 

166, '171, 175 of 35, 48 

" of scavengers or St. " Griffith bridge (See 

cleaners 155 Gay St. bridge or 

Bond Street, grade 235 upper bridge). 

" ^ " gutter 342 " Gay St. or Griffths, 

houses on, re- or upper, 35, 48, 

moved 284 70^ 72, 121, 124, 

" paving ....258, 298 133,214,331,333 

". ^^-^ -uv 296 " in Bridge Street.... 124 

repairs 1/0, 202 » i„ Causeway 70, 71 

work done in ,, • t-, 1 c^ mo 

211 ■^57 298 '" Dulany bt 199, 

Books examined... .148,' 149^ 202, 204, 205. 208, 

260 326 327 344 277, 278, 292, 294, 

Bottle Alley, work done in.' 341 295, 297, 311, 316, 317 



Ill 

INDEX. 

PAGE 
PAGE NAME 



NAME ^ ..^^"-^ B,own John, 48, 49, 75. 146, 

BHdge in Harford .t....^71. ^^^ ^7 148 10, 159, 

in Hill St.. ^....230,243 1 86', 1 90', 197', 200 

oward St.... 142, 144 ^02, 208, 209, 215, 



H 



Smith St ., ; • • • \f. 230, 241 312 3 9 

in Stigar's Addition^ 151 ,. 26, 64, 13 

in West Baltimore .. g^ ^undt . . .. ■ -252, 317 

Street ..•••;• l"'^' ^^^ R r u i s b a n k or Brusbank, 

'" ^t.Ji^"Z^ I '^ rg„;-v -'^ '': 'n. Ik 8? 



inW[lk'St....,32,j7, 



vVilk St.....3A ^'^' Rnffaloes (See Exhibitions). 

log or wharf 176 ^^ ,. Roman Catholic 233 

'""^ateT s't'l'sf 9t Bussard or Bu..a,-cl, M.|tecl. ^^^ 
i?8 133 144, 161, 

/^^' 162, 165, 188, 3U ^ 

near Hayscales . ...... 151 ^ 106, 109 

" ^McU,'l-°°""'" 267 S'aSoV,,,. Jas. , . .25, .65, .79, ^^^ 

Sr- IS^^M Z ''"'"' "■• '' -: «• '^' ''■ 11^6 

243, 292, 316 ^, ,, 126 

over canal in Old ., . ;^^„g ••■59-60,126 

Town ^^"^ u " reoairs 1^' 

over Jones' Falls, 10 g^ ? T^.^ lO^: 283. 341 

166, 311, ,5^^ ^^^^^^j ^g^^ E^l^'bmonsK 

painted ... ■ ^^^^ • ■ • • ^.^^^j EUicott's . (See ElU- 

Peters, 197, 298 304, ^^^^,^ j^.^ch). 

305, 315, 666 ^_ .^^ Fells Point 240 

Peters, repan^ - • ■ 187; ^^^ ,, So war'd St" •■■.■.■.■. : 230 

phiipots ,..315, 316 :: '^,^,7roit:n9,m 

Philpots, repairs..... ^5U 247, 257, 266, 

Stonl in Dulany St. 316 24^; 275^ 28O, 292 

temporary, 15, ^J, ^^' 308, 6iZ 

29, 32. 35 36, 39, „ ^^ ^^ qi^^ post Rd 

48, 51, 53, 55, 6L ^^^ ^g^^ ^,^„^^1 ,„ Old 

"^{^rm^l''^292 " oJe^^'side of jones'^^ 

^^■•l2fi3fl5Vl8t,l90 (Sef also water 

121, 1-^/' ^^^' '° ' 94 courses.) ^. 

f '^""LVn 70 102 Candle lighting. • ■ • ^^^ 

dug down /u, 1^^ ^^ j^ea,!^ Thos 82, 8,5 



funer •.■.■.•.■.■.■.■.122: 123 Carlisle St.. work done^m, ^^^ 

l^o"^^ Z ^86 Carriage tax (See Taxes). 

pavement ._^....2 Carriage, narrow wheels^ 1, 193 

naving, •'*J, '"' ' ' r^ ^11 TTz-lwird 112, 1 1't, 

^115,^20, 123, 193, Carroll, ^dward.^.^. .^^^^, ^^^_ ^^3 

144 173 Carson, Andrew '' ''"^flS \42 

repairs... 144, 1/^, ^^^ 139. 14Z 



IV 



INDEX. 



NAME 



PAGE 



Causeway, 95. 100. 102, 104 
123, 141, 185,' 
187, 194, 195, 

197, 234, 239 
at lower bridge. . 171 

bridges in 

70, 71, 2,37 

in Pitt St 119 

in VVilk St Z7, 

116. 126, 128 
loan for buildin,^, 

.. 239, 241, 243 

stone arch in 

236, 239. 257 
stone bridge, 
dimensions of.. 71 
Cemeteries (See Burying 

Ground). 
Centre Bridge, 91, 92, 95 98 
100, 102, 115! 

155, 252 

repairs 274 

sewer 84 

-r., -, ( S e e a 1 s o 

Philpot's Bridge). 
Centre Market, 43, 164, 169 

178, 180,' 198 
gutter p a V e- 

ment 77, 325 

"^ gutter 103 

house 9, 43 

/' , " paving 78,' 178 

(bee also Market Space) 
Charles St. (Fremont Av.). 206 
Charles St....... 68, 139, 154, 254 

bridge crossing. 



PAGE 



NAME 

Clackner or Clarkner, Adam 

ri , , ^ 79,' 84 

Cl^y sold 208, 211, 221, 253 

Clerk appointed 10, 130, 

150, 180.' 324 

resigns 130, 179 

salary.... 10, 129, 130, 
^, , 169, 183, 190 

Clerks 132, 140, 149 

Coaie, Thomas 65 67 

Collectors, 8, 12, 71, 107, 119, 

' 123,' 140 
appointed, 10, 97 
107, 140, 150, 153, 

189, 324 
of fifteen penny 

tax 170, 172 

of taxes (See tax 
Collectors). 

." resign 107, 189 

time extended. 97, 119 

Collections 335 

Commerce St., paving....".'.' 13 
Commings or Cummings, 

^John 106, 110 

Commission for scavengers 
^ . . 155, 156 

Commissioners, Special 
(See Special Commission- 
ers). 

Commissioners, Town 175 

Cauimittee on Lottery ap- 

- ^^ pointed 160 

on Law of As- 
size of Bread. 



work 



,, .144, 147 Comptroller.... 77. 125, 149' 

g r a d e, petition is7 , 259. 261, 327, 344 

" pavlnc^' 'mi' ■ 'rqV r?7 ^°"^^^''i§^? St., work done in 292 
paving, 141, 153. 157 Conner, John, 142 143 144 
repairs, 178, 227. > J , 4., 143, 144, ^^^ 

Conway Street 283 

Coulter, John 150, 186 

Court House 26 

" " Square 29 

Court, Levy 60, 61. 214 

Cowpen Alley 212 

," 1; grade 'l'96, 197 

pump (See 
. Pumps). 

Cummings or Cummins, 

John 97, 103. 106 



228, 233 
done in, 
rx n c 243, 298, 341 

Chatham St., grade 306 

pump (See 
<< „ Pumps). 

work done in 
p, . ^ 298, 340. 341 

Chimney fires and fines 14 
22. 23. 29. 92, 130. 131, i32' 
13.3, 134, 140, 148, 153, 156 
157, 158, 159, 160. 172. 173 
176, 180, 187, 189, 191 198' 
212. 214, 216, 217, 218,' 219' 
221, 222, 229, 230, 261, 267' 
269. 287, 291, 293. 296. 306* 
308, 330, 331, 334, 335, 336,' 

339, 342 



D 

Darnages due to canal... 242, 266 

]] ][ Ij rain 101 

"water- 

courses .. 93 



INDEX. 



NAME PAGE NAME PAGE 

Davey, Alexander W. . . . 123, 194 Dulany St., grade 265 

Davidson, Job, house 273 " " near the bridge. 239 

Davis, Dr. Francis 49, 50 " " stone bridge 317 

Matthew 143, 144, 145 " " work done in. 243, 

Dawes or Daws, Francis, 256, 267, 279, 312 

62, 85, 102, 104 " " a n d York St., 

Tan Yard 72 bridge at . 183. 

Dawson, James 138,139 184 317 

Deady. Dan'l 190, 220, 291 *Duowatson, Isaac... 40, 41 

Deal or Dial, Charles ... .48, 52 45, 47, 50, 69, 75 

Decker or Decker, Freder- Dutch Alley 227 229 256 

ick.... 31, 87, 135, 164, 168, 182 " " grade. .212, 215,228 

Decker or Decker, Col. " " paving 271 

Fred 53 " " paving tax 296 

Dehl, Charles 86,145 " " repairs 275 

Delaport, Frederick 26 

*Dewatson, Isaac 44 

*Diiowatson or Dewatson. 



Dewitt, Thos 60. 89, 126, 



E 



Dial or Deal, Chas 48, 52 



150,185,264 East Lane 40, 44 



paved 36 



Diffendaffer or Diffenderfer. " Street ... 26, ' 32", ■34,' 52", 314 

Michael, 7, 55, 61, 64, 84, " •• r u t t i n o- Hnwn 

100, 104, 127, 149 cutting dovvn ^^^ 

Dififenderfer, Dan'l 134, 150 " " f„f,(. navpmpnf ' fO 

Dillon,John...l05.143. 145, 147 •< « footway: wTdVh 



Districts, Street Cleanin 



of 208 



, , , 154, 188, 219 " .. grade" :::::. v. 33; 204 

Dirt and Sand, removal of, " " hand rails on 

203, 260 268' 291 

Dixon, Jas., 55, 109, 111, 114, " " paving.. 196, 223' 

126, 144 323, 268 

Thos 19, 85 " " width of 268 

Dock 62 Etldy, Daniel, 54, 68, 81, 103, 

Donaldson, Mr 180 t? , c. •■ 109,110,111,112 

T\ ^- t \\T . -jAf^ i-den St., petition to resrulate 218 

Donation for Watercourse. 340 .< . 'regulating ..^ 221 

Dorsey, Col. Thomas 46 " " ^ork done in . .234, 

Dowell, Francis, Tan Yard. 50 239 241 

Wm 19 Edwards, James.. 35, 48, 242i 

Drain, James 74, 76. 17 266,' 312' 

Dugan, Cuml)erland, 29, 32, Election of Commissioners 

59, 60. 85 „„. , , 150, 324 

James... 70, 84, 110, 111 ^ r °"; -^"tI'"-,' ^^ 

Duhan or Duhane, Isaac, Ellicott s Ditch "^'^^"^^^ ^^^ 

n„, o, ^"°- ;Sf Emmy, Philip 6'5, b! 70 

^V.*^^ ^^ 1<^1 Engine house on Liberty 

" grade 238 St ZZ7 

"repairs 174 Ennis, Joshua 326 

" work done in 298 Enny, Jeremiah 52, 64 

Dukehart or Deukhart or Ensor, William 17, 18 

Dukhart, Henry.. 98 103 Ernest, Caleb ]44 

' 107" 100 Eutaw St., grade 215, 284 

Dulany St., bridge in 199' i?^"'""'- ^^ilHam ISO, 153 

202, V 205. 20.s! 210. 256 Examiners of Accounts.^94, 

265, 276, 294, 295, 297 Exchange Alley, paving. . . .' 310 



vi INDEX. 



NAME PAGE F 

Exhibitions, of a Bison 338 name I'agh 

of P.uffalocs 194 Fair, Frederick 16 

of Calf with four Farkney or Fickney, John 

horns 214 41, 76 

of Camel 250,276 Fatton, John 76 

dexterity of hand Fayette St 31, 48 

131,226,227,231 " "grade 215 

of an Elephant. ... 315 " " paving 292 

" by French Come- Federal, Gazette 334 

dians 303 Fees 95 

" of Heads and trans- Fells, old mansion 198 

parent Paintings 171 Fells Point 7>2, 70, 134, 245 

" of hand, dexterity " " Streets 169 

of, 131, 226. 227, 231 " " " repairs 

of a Lion.... 179 173, 178, 184 

Machine Carriage Fells St., grade 198 

235, 258 " " house on, removed 

Magic Lantern. 131, 253, 282 

226,227,231 ^." " paving 296,298 

" Magot 210 Fickney or Farkney, Jolin 

of a Monster 228 41, 76 

Moose 63 Fifteen penny tax (See 

Optical Perform- Taxes). 

ances 306 Fines (See Chimney Fines). 

Paintings 174 Firebuckets 229.235 

Panther 249 Fish St., filling 210 

Pelican 249 " " repairs ... 145. 159, 

Philosophical Ex- 161, 164 

periments 218 Fisher, Geo 168, 182 

Plays 123,196,207 Flachan or Flaikan, John 

" Play Actors. . ..11, ^6?- 70, li, 75 76, 11, 80, 81, 98 

lor 90'' iMaharty or FIahertj% James 

•p , Q, 09 106, 107, 109 

Puppet Show... 92, Fleet St 308, 309 

118, 194, 195 " •' canal 298 

" Queen of France " " filling up 283 

guillotined 296 " " repairs 183, 203 

representing the Flood 13, 15 

Creation 269 Footway, pavement 178 

<< c • .^ • t Pootway (See also 

Scripture pictures r^. f s vwv.v 

ic;-^ i=;q Streets). 

« ^, f T 1 in Forrest St 181 

Show of London.. 311 Forrest and Lee Sts....l40, 141 

Tragedy 150 Forrester, Geo 65 

Tumbler 114,219 Fox, Rich'd 106,107,109 

Wax figures... 158, 291 Foya, Markes 145,147 

" Wild Cat 287 Franciscus, Geo., 7, 67. 124. 

on PhilpoVt's Hili 95 ,. , ,. , . l^'^- '^'^^ 

" Slack Wire, 39, 40, l'--a"l<l>" Lane, paving, 263. 

78, 126, 181, 184, 194 Frederick St.... 25, 155. 2(12, 

Slack Wire by 225. 304 309 

negro 288.295 •* "grade, 33,212 

" in Theatres. 41, 45, " " paving, 217, 225, 

250. 276 236, 292. 342 

" I)y a negro 330 " " work in.. . . 197, 

of a negro turned 202, 257. 274, ?,?,?> 

wliite 316 Freshets 70, 106 



INDEX. 



Vll 



NAME PAGE 

Frick, Peter 99 

Front St., 192, 197, 199, 200, 

202, 205 

" " grade 264 

" " lowered 188 

" " petition to regulate 193 

" work in... 234, 235, 239 

Furney, Adam 51, 55, 70 

G 

Gale, Jas 67, 69 

Gallows 193 

Gardiner, Mrs 148 

Gay St 35, 51, 84, 154 

" bridge 35, 48 

" " bridge, dimensions of 

35, 48 
" " footway, width of... 209 

" " paving 185, 223 

" " pump on 99 

" work done in 257 

Gelt, John 75, 78 

George St., work in 230 

German Lane, grade 191 

" " raised and re- 

paired .174. 272 

St 341 

Gill, Gabriel 207, 324 

" Rich'd 100 

Gist St 180, 181 

Glen, Thos 69 

Goddard and Angel, 125, 177, 185 

" 's Paper 7 

Wm 24 

Goodwin, Jas. Vernig. . . 196, 207 
" Dr. Lloyd or Lyde, 

199, 242, 266, 272, 312 

Gorman, John 106 

Gorsuch, Benj 44 

" " house . . . .207, 265 

Robt 170, 172 

GRADE. 

Albemarle St 207, 237, 238 

Alice Ann St 329 

Baltimore St 192, 264 

(See also Market St.) 
Bank St. or Mercer St... 202, 203 

Barre St 262 

Bond St 235 

Bridge St 70, 72 

Calvert St 26 

Chatham St 306 

Cowpen Alley 196, 197 

Duke St 238 

Dulany St 265 

Dutch Alley 212. 215, 228 

East St 26, 33, 204 



NAME PAGE 

Eutaw St 215, 284 

Fayette St 215 

Fells St 198 

Frederick St 33, 212 

Front St 264 

German Lane or Alley 191 

Granby St 237 

Hanover St 225, 247, 262 

Harrison St il , 245 

High St 231 

Holliday St 249 

Howard St 168, 182, 194, 271 

" altered 182, 194 

Jones St 205 

King George St 207, 237, 

245, 265 

King Tammany St 285 

Lexington St 262 

Liberty St 212, 244, 247, 261 

Light St 43 

Lombard St 27, 28, 225, 284 

Market Space 212 

Mercer St. or Bank St., 202, 203 

New Church St 68 

Philpott St 198, 238 

Polly St 238 

Pratt St 266 

Prince St 238 

Public Alley 26, 62, 273 

Queen St 17, 18, 25, 238 239 

Saratoga St 278 

Second St 51, 201 

Sharpe St 27, 197 

Shakespeare Alley 278 

Street from St. Paul's Lane 

to Calvert St 270 

Street from Market St. to 

Water 280 

Thames St 198 

Union St 19 

Water St 273 

Wilkes Alley 197 

York St 238, 265 

Graham, David 197 

's paper 177, 208 

Granby St 181, 195, 197, 

283, 309 

" " grade 237 

" repairs, 170, 174, 

175, 256, 279 

Grant. Dan'l 56. 57 

Grate at sewer 113, 114 

Gravel 134, 137, 169 

Graves. Nero 56 

Graybill, Philip 117, 131 

Green St 137 

" "work done in 257 



vni 



INDEX. 



NAME PAGE 

Griffith, Bcnj 35, 41 

" " house 253 

" Bridge (See 

Bridges). 

Nathan 92, 100 

Guilford St., work done in 

298, 299 

Gutter 84 

bricks 79 

Gutro, Joseph 42, 66, 68, 75 

Guttro or Guttery, John, 65, 

67, 110, 112, 115, 116, 121 
Gwinn, John 142, 144 



H 

Hackett, John 11, 116 

Hague St 206 

Hall. Caleb 22, 111 

Hallam & Henry 41, 45 

Hamilton, John A. or Capt., 
11, 39, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 51, 
53, 55, 56, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 
n. 79, 81, 83, 97, 106, 108, 
109, 111, 128, 152, 178, 180, 

199, 297, 319, 333 
Hammond, John. ..7, 28, 32, 
Zl, 47, 52. 64, 65, 67, 73, 74, 
76. 79, 84, 100, 101, 104, 106, 
109, 110, 111, 117, 123, 124, 
127, 128, 141, 142, 145, 149, 244 
Hanover St. 24, 27, 28, 52, 64, 

66, 106, 120, 283 
" "clay, removed, 

211, 254, 294 

" " foot pavement.. 30 

" grade ..225, 247, 262 

" " paving n , 264 

" " repairing . . . 122, 

143, 270 
" " sand removed... 286 

" " work done in, 

287, 290. 298, 341 
Harbaugh, Leonard.. 8, 46, 

53, 88, 124 
" " resigns.. 100 

Harford St., bridge in 71 

Harley. Patrick 107. 109 

Harp or Hart, Jacob .... 104, 

107, 108. 143, 151 
" " " John, 95, 103. 139 
Harragan or Harrigan, John 
67, 79, 80, 81. 82. ^2>. 97. 

102. 105. 107, 147 

Harris. Creek 180. 257 

John 194. 205 



NAME PAGE 

Harrison's, Marsh, Streets in 205 
Harrison St.... 147, 155, 190, 

197, 199 

" " grade 37, 245 

" " paving ... .9, 10, 

234, 273, 294 

"tax 320 

" " wharf at elbow.. 245 

" "work done in 

199, 200, 202, 
234, 235, 243, 

274, 318 
Harrowood or Piarwood, 

Robt ..41, 51, 67, 68, 72 

Hawk St., petition to raise.. 236 

" filling up 210 

Hayes, John 96, 117, 173 

" paper 7 

Hay scales, Hillen's 151 

" in Old Town... 199 
Hay ward's Tan Yard.... 49, 242 

Health, notices 211 

Henry & Hallam 41, 45 

Hibbs, Isakaar 109, 112, 114 

High St 70, 334 

" grade 231 

" repairs .. ..170, 173. 195 

" work in 234, 274 

Hill St., bridge 230, 243 

" " cutting down... 221, 

254, 255 

" " footways 294 

" " regulating 230 

" " width 221 

" " work done in 298 

Hillen, Hay Scales 151 

John ..150, 164, 202. 319 

" Solomon 119 

" St., work done in... 252 

Hoffman, Peter 13, 154, 226 

riogan, Rdmund 24, 52, 53 

Hog Catchers— 11, 16, 26, 30, 

i1, 56, 66, 84, 426 

Holliday St 327 

" " footways 280 

" " grade 249 

" " repairs. 144, 145, 

159. 161, 164, 251 

Hollingsworth, Jas 11, 114 

Jesse .. ..81, 93 

Sam'l 187 

wharf 195 

Honcv Alley 203 

Hopkins. Gerard 35, 242. 

266. 312 
Horse Tax (See Taxes). 
Hoss, John 65, 144 



INDEX. 



NAME PAGE 

Houses, Barry, Jas 291 

Carrol, Charles, of 

Carrolton 265 

Decker, Fred... 164, 

168, 182 

Dewitt, Thos 85, 

126, 150 
Dieffenderfer, Dan'l 150 

Fisher, Geo 168, 182 

Gorsuch, Benj..207, 265 

Griffith, Benj 253 

Hillen, John.. ..164, 186 

" Hughes, Christopher 203 

" Johnson's house.... 198 

Oliver & Thompson 201 

" Raymond, Henry... 262 

Rothrock, Jac 138 

Smith, Job 175 

" Torrence, Chas 264 

" Weatherburne, John 149 
" Williamson, David. 164 

Howard, Cornelius 274 

Howard St 27. 48. 53. 65. 

89, 164, 200, 277, 341 
" bridge .142, 144, 341 

" drain 210, 341 

" " foot pavements, 

width of 165 

" grade ..168, 182, 

194, 271 
" " grade, petition to 

alter 182 

" " paving. . 167, 168, 

169, 254, 293, 339 
" " paving tax... 186, 

189, 311 
" " repairs . . . .86, 87, 

117, 123, 128, 
129, 135, 174, 

275, 318 

Hudson, Jonathan 14, 56 

Hughes, Christopher.. ..140, 203 
Jas 19, 99, 150, 151 



• NAME PAGE 

Jack, a negro (See negroes). 

Jail 325, 327 

Jalland (See Juliand). 
JetTrics, Wm. 23. 36, il , 53, 
55, 56, 57, 59, 66, 71, 74 76, 

77, 78, 84. 92, 97, 119 

Jines, Jos 66, 71 

John St 206 

Johnson, brick house 198 

Thos 165, 226 

Wm 109, 132 

Joines, Jos 67, 68, 72, 72,, 84 

Jolland (See Juliand). 

Jones St., drainage 208 

" " grade 205 

" " repairs 282 

" " work done in.... 243 

Jones' Falls 35 

" " , Streets east of, 

repaired 158 

Messrs, 28, 48, 56, 99, 107 
Juliand or Jalland or Jol- 
land ....8, 24, 39, 91, 107, 128 



K 



Keeport, Jacob. 9, 13, 17, 99, 103 

Keeports, Geo., 2>7 , 100, 125, 149 

Geo. P 181, 182 

Kimmerly, Jacob 53, 54, 64 

King George St., grade. 207, 

237, 245, 265 

" " " paving ... 255 
" " " work done 

in ..239, 256 

" Tammany St 341 

" " " grade. . . 285 
Kip, Kipp or Kipps, John, 

18-, 52, 54, 69, 71, 72,, 75, 79, 81 

Kipper, John 23, 63 

Kunkle or Krinkle, Henry, 

136, 137, 142, 143, 150, 151 



Injunction, against paving 

Market St 325, 329, 332 

Insolvencies, list and amount 

of 94 

Inspector of carriage wheels 74 
Interest on loans... 290, 295, 

297, 312, 319 
on orders.. 338, 3.39, 

340, 341 



L 

Lancaster Alley, footway... 298 
Lancaster Street, work done 

in m 

Larkins, John 97, 99 

" " resigns 107 

Lauderman, Geo... 134. 135, 136 
Law, appointing Special 

Commissioners ..5, 6, 150, 157 
Law, assizes of ])read . . . 160, 171 

" S t r e e.t, petition to 

change 152 



INDEX. 



NAME PAGE NAME PAGE 

Lee St 140, 141 Lovely Lane 154 

Lemon Alley, paving tax. . . 256 Low St 140,141 

work done in 258 " " petition to regulate 193 

Levering. Aaron 13, 16, 25 " " repairs 276 

Levy, Court 60, 61, 214 " " work done in... 217, 234 

Lexington St 31 Lower bridge (See Bridges). 

" bank, removed 262 Lyncli, Edw. or Edmund, 81, 

" grade 262 83, 84, 95, 96, 99, 107, 111 

" " repairs ... .87, 275 

"work done in. 298 ,, 

Liberty St 148, ^^^ 

256, 281, 325, 328, 337. 3.39, 340 McCane or McCann, Edw. 

L,ibcrty St., grade.. 212, 244, gQ gj g2 

on, ofn ^^^ McCausland, David. 18.' 54^ 

pavmg, 303. 310, gg^ 70, 71, 73, 75. 78, 98 

^^^' ^>5L ^^2 « Marcus. 62. 90, 220 

^^ paving tax. .320 McConn, Abraham. . .45. 46, 47 

« repairs ... 183, 187 McCreary. Wm 139, 149 

'''° 970 ?.",^ ,^"' ,,, McDonough, John.... 71. 82, 

z/9, 67)?), 335, 341 g3 \\2 

Licenses.. 117, 134, 152, 177, 261 McElderry. Thos...l55, 19b; 

Light St 44, 52 220, 276 

^^ grading 43 McFern or McFarron or 

paving.. 38, 46, 56, MacFarron. John. ..45. 57, 

65, 74 yy^ 79^ gi_ g2. 91. 98. 100, 

repairs 204 io3. 104, 109, 111, 113 

Lightner Geo.22, 25, 27, 29. McGowan. James.. 102, 104. 

35. 41, 46, 48, 51. 53. 55 105 107 

Lindenberger, Geo 52. 202, 249 McMechcn, David 102! 152 



wharf 273 



Mathew .. ..139. 



Liquor, selling without li- 142' 144 

- ""se; 131, 185. 223. 259 Madden or Madan. John. 96,' 

Log bridges ■Vn-H^ ^^^ 98, 100, 104. 107. 108. 109, 

Loans and notes... 248. 265. iin 112 111 114 121 

276, 278, 284. 289, 292. 293, Magic lantern c^xhibition 

294, 295 297, 299, 304, 317, 318 '\^s?e Exhibitions) 

Loans, subscription 7 Managers of Lottery (See 

for bridges 239,241 Lottery) 

Lombard St.. grade . .27, 28, ^j^nn. Mans, Marr or Marrs. 

, , 225,284 Robt 79.80.81,83.84,198 

work done in Market. Centre (See Centre 

T . ^i°' ^^.i Market or Market Space). 

Loney Amos .•••••••24. 47 Market, Alarsh, (See Centre 

Long, James, appointed. 189, Market) 

" c M ???' ?!^' "H^ Market, Space.... 16. 17. 69, 

Sam'l 145, 147, 152 155 190 

Lots, owners of (See « « hvk\^Q near.'.' 15 

, P"mps)- " " grade 212 

Lottery 269 " - gutters ...77, 

committee on 160 325 337 34O 

;; managers 166 " " pavement. 68^ 70 

bond, 169, » •' paving 12. 43, 

1/1, 175 71 7j g2 

salaries .. 200 178. 267", 325', 

profits 163. 168, 33O, 331. 333 

227. 258, 299. 319 " •' work done in, 

scheme.... 163, 165, 151.152.180.239.257,315, 

166. 168. 226. 227 340. 341 



INDEX. ^1 



NAME PAGE NAME PAGE 

Market St., filling up 210 Newton, Wm. 74, 76. 77, 



footways 235 



88, 90, 96, 102, 129 

" paving mjunc- North Alley ■ ■ ■ 36 

tion..325, 329, 332 " Lane 62, 154 

" work done 333 " Lane, openmg of.... 264 

(See also Baltimore St.) ' ^^''^^^ ' '^ ' r ' i " " ' 9Q^ 

Ma^sh. Street in, raised 7 " Street work done m 298 

Martin, Luther. .20, 95, 131, 161 Notes (See Loans). 

Maryland Gazette ... .9, 152, 153 Notices 96- 1^ 

Maryland Journal. . . .43, J9. ^^^ ^----„;,3; 2i5,-258; 3lY, 318 

Matthews, Geo... 49, 85, 93', 117 

Mercer St., grade 202, 203 O 



paving 



211 



IMever, Christian 196 O'Brian or O'Bryan, Dan 1, 

Mickle John.. 101, 104, 106, 77, 82, 83, 95, 109, 110. 112, 

112, 117, 124, 128, 139, 140, 113, 145, 147 

146 149, 150. 175, 176, 186, O'Brien, Patrick 142, 143 

190, 200, 220 Ogleby, Jas. & Co 242. 266 

Miller Jacob, new building 205 Old Post Road.. 49, 192, 193, 

Mitchell, Jas.. 25, 52, 73, 74, 197, 199, 200, 202, 231, 272. 

75 77 79, 81, 82, 84, 103, 2/6, 280 

105. 106, 108, 110, 112 Old Post Road, canal near.. 242 

Mitchells, Jas.. ..79, 96, 100, Old Town, canal in (See 

101. 104, 124 Watercourses). 

Moale's addition 276 Oliver & Thompson, brick 

John 90,110 house -201 

Moaton, David 69, 79 Ommensetter, John . .40, 43, 

Moose on exhibition (See 45, 49, 52, 59, 67 

Exhibitions). Otto, Anthony 319,342 

Morgan's Shipyard 280 Overseer of carts and labor- 

Moser or Moseir, Philip, ers 66, 70. 81, 93, 96, 

36, 89, 104, 112 97, 100, 101, 104, 105. 108, 

Myers, Jac 80, 99, 324 109, 136, 137, 138. 139, 142, 

143, 144, 146, 147, 151, 220 



N 



P 



Narrow Wheels, fine for ^^^ 

using 264. 293, 339, 340 Paca St -^ • • • ■ • • fOO 

Negrofs ...65,73,76,79,84, Parks, Wm 121. 150, 5 

87 88, 92, 100, 101, 103, Paving law . ., •• i^i 

104, 105, 106, 107, 109, 110, " " , p e t 1 1 i o n to 

113, 125, 136, 137, 138, 139, ^^„ ., ^^^^^^ change^^^. .^.^.^. 152 

Negro, exhibiting ' on slack " stones^^ . . U. 40, 44. 

N^^o rope-dancer.:::::;:: 255 ^^•^0'^^-SS:i23 

:: S^-b^ii^l^^'&e-Ex:'^' :: tax .. is;: m 2% 

hibitions) collector l«o 

Nelson, Valentine.'. . .53, 63, Pennington, Jo|';i_s • - v; "^^9, 

69, 72, 73, 75, 121 242, 26 j, 2j7, 31Z 

New Church St., grade 68 Peter, Dan 1 ^^ 

Henry i^^ 

^^o Thomas 29 

247 Peter's Brewery • ^^ 



" grading peti- 



tion ..227,228 " Thomas 29 

,,,,.,.,^ 247 Peter's Brewery...^.......- 

Newell, James.. ....71,107 " Bridge (See Bridges). 



paving 



R 



XU INDEX. 



NAME PACK Q 

Philadelphia Road 135, 279 name page 

Philpott, Bryan 9 Queen St., grade . .17, 18, 25, 

Philpott's Bridge, abutments 78 238, 239 

"repairs, " " part lowered.... 251 

250, 328 " " paving 232 

Hill 32, 95, 260 

(?) Street 9 

St., grade.. ..198, 238 

St.. paving... 221, 223 Raymond, Henry, house.... 262 

Pitt St.... 8, 35,85, 117, 119, Records, blanks in 229 

200, 202, 204 Reese, Adam 134, 135 

Play, Actors 77 Reineker, Geo 63, 88 

Plays (See Exhibitions). Ridgely's Addition. 200, 201, 

Plowman's Corner 9 206,221 

St., work done " Charles 173 

in 188 " Cove 304, 340 

Poe, David, 18, 101. 103. 105, 107 Roe, Walter 188, 190 

" Geo 69, 76, 80, 82, Roger's Addition. .. 176, 177, 

87, 98, 103, 108, 110, 113 179, 180 

Point, Streets in 50, 123, " Alley, paving. .. 127, 

175, 205 172. 173. 185 

" Street, paving 195 " John 106 

Polk, Charles Peale 174 " Philip 174 

Polly St., grade 238 Roma n Catliolic Burying 

Poor, Trustees of.. 154, 190, 220 Ground .233 

Port Wardens. 163, 165, 226, 281 Room rent.. 60. 89. 126. 138. 

Post Road (See Old Post 150, 185, 227, 264, 308. 319, 342 

Road). Ropewalk, near South St... 135 

Posts 15, 47, 147 " near Wilkes St.. 249 

Pratt St 8, 24, 28. 44. 55, Rothrock, Jacob 131, 138 

104, 154, 314 Runnell, James 103, 110 

" "grade 266 Ruse, Geo 87,117 

" " paving 97, 106, 120. Rusk. John 116. 122 

129, 177, 223, 277, Russell. Thos, stable 26, 33 

289, 323 Rutter, Thos.. 148, 152, 155, 

" " repairs 88, 101, 275 158, 150 

" " watercourses in.... 8 

" " work done in... 128, S 
298, 318 

Presbury, Geo. . .29, 133, 134, 324 St. Paul's Lane 68 

Presbyterian Meeting " " " gutter 33 

House 32 " " " paving, 173, 

Prestman or Priestman. 185. 194 

Geo.. 34, 140. 154, 174, 208, " " " paving peti- 

220. 241 tion 173 

Primes, James Baker's negro " " " paving tax. 

(See negroes). 185, 307, 323 

Prince St., grade 2.38 " " St., taken down . 210 

Public Alley, grade .. .26, 62, 273 " " " work done 

" opening 269 in 318 

" paving.. 38, 75, Salmon, Geo.. 150, 165. 226. 

272, 273 269. 299, 319 

" " repairs 290 Sam (See negroes). 

Pumps 99, 160, 162. 164, Sampson, Jacob 180 

174. 193. 213. 214. 215. 222. Sanderson, Thos.. 96. 97. 98. 

231, 232. 233. 235. 2.36. 241, 100, 101, 104, 105 

243, 246, 250, 267. 268. 287, Saratoga St 256, 314 

289,305,306,333 " "grade 278 



INDEX. 



XIU 



NAME PAGE 

Scavengers (See Street 

Cleaners). 
Schaeffer, Baltzer . . 133, 324, 330 
SCOWS...24, 30, 36, 39, 43, 44, 

50, 55, 61 
Second St., grade.. .....51, 201 

" " gutter altered... o^o 
" " paving.. 223, 232, 256 
" " work done on... 257 

Segary, Martin 105, 124, 137 

Sewer, at Center Bridge 84 

" at new bridge ii 

" frames °° 

grates ..89, 113, 114, 221 
near Centre Market, 

89, 221 

in Market St 84, 113 

in Old Town 199 

Shakespeare Alley, footways 298 
" " grade . . . 278 

" " paving, 

306, 315 
" " work 

done in 317 

Sharpe St 106, 120 

" " filling up 192, 200 

" grade 27, 197 

" " work done in, 223, 298 

Shaw, Archibald.. 94, 95, 98, 

101, 116, 123 
Shepard, Michael.. 49, 51, 52, 
53, 54, 55, 66, 67, 69, 70, 12^, 

78, 80, 81 
Shepard, Peter. 9, 17, 20, 49, 51 

Sheriff 131, 166, 172, 185 

Shipyard, Morgan's 280 

Shows (See Exhibitions). 

Short St 289 

" " work done in 217 

Skeets, Thomas.. ..139, 142, 

143, 144, 145 
Skipper, Thomas ... .94, 121, 137 

Sligh or Sly, John 199, 312 

Sligh, Thomas 242, 266 

Small, Jacob.. 10, 41, 44, 45, 

63, 68, 80, 86, 102, 129 
Smith, Job.... 175, 199, 242, 

266, 272, 292, 312 
Capt. John....79, 82, 

84, 97, 104, 109, 113, 125 
a n d Lindenbcrger, 

14, 52 
" St 192 



NAME 



PAGE 



South St... 9, 12, 14, 51, 154, 155 

" " bridge in 135 

" " gutter 288 

" " paving 13, 271, 

282, 289, 296 
" " work in 298 

Spear, William 60, 61 

Special Commissioners ap- 
pointed 10, 125, 181, 182 

Special Commissioners, de- 
cline 181 

Special Commissioners, 
elected 150, 324, 326 

Special Commissioners, 
qualify l^-' 

Special Commissioner, re- 
signs 100, 326 

Special Commissioners, 
room rent 60, 89, 126 

Stark, John 30, 157, 158, ^^^ 

Sterett, James 12, 32, 58, 

84, 93, 148, 150, 186, 259 

" Lot 17 

Stevenson, Henry... 93, 219, 291 

Stidger, Jacob n, 84, 89 

Stigars Addition 151 

Stifling, Jas 155, 190, 219 

Stockingweaver, Delcher... 49 

Stodder, David 7, 53, 71, 

IZ, 124, 137, 183 

" " resigns 125 

Stone.. 13, 24, 25, 41, 43, 46, 

65, 67, 76, 114, 115, 144, 173 
" (See also Paving 

Stone). 
" arch in Baltimore St., 

near Sharp St 106 

" bridge in Causeway, 

dimensions of 71 

" pavement 13 

« • 1 11Q 

weighers ^^^ 

Still House St 280 

Stream in Ridgely Addition 206 
near Paca St. and 
Timberneck Lane 206 
Street Cleaners or Scaven- 
gers. 11, 103, 129, 136, 137, 
148, 152, 154, 155, 189, 190, 

219, 253, 281, 291, 303 

Subscription loan 7 

Sullivan, Timothy.... 70, 72, 

73, 75, 106, 107 
bridge'in;:.';;;;; 139 SumwaU, lot 201 

. 17 " T31iiln-> . \'\'\ 

opening i' 



PhiHp 144 



XIV 



INDEX. 



NAME PAGE 
Street, south of Wm. Good- 
win's door 25/ 

" grade of, from St. 
Paul's Lane to 

Calvert St 270 

" from Market St. to 

Water St 280 

Swan, Samuel. .. .30, 33, 37, 

56, 74 

Swan St., filling up 210 

" " work done in.... -192 



T 

Tanyards, Dawes' 72 

Dowell's 50 

Hay ward's ...49, 242 
" Uhler's, Erasmus 225 

Tavern licenses. ... 117, 134, 
152, 177, 191, 202. 249, 259, 
267, 286, 287, 301, 311, 328, 

329, 342 
Ta.xes..9, 29. 33, 72. 99, lio! 
114, 125, 140, 157. 169, 170, 
173, 182, 185, 188, 194, 210, 
225. 226, 228. 244, 252, 259, 
260, 279, 305, 313, 319. 328, 342 
Tax collector. ..9, 23, 72, 97, 
110, 114, 119, 125, 129, 157, 
182, 188, 210, 225, 228, 244. 

252, 279, 313, 319 
Ta.x on iMlIiard tables (See 

Ta.xcs ). 
Tax on carriages (See 

Taxes). 
Tax on horses (See Taxes). 
Tax, fifteen penny tax (See 

Taxes). 
Tax on exhibitions (See Ex- 
hibitions). 
T e m p o r a r y bridges (See 
Bridges). 

Ten feet Alley, paving 297 

Thames St., footway 298 

" grade 198 

" " paving . . . .221, 223 

Theatre, exhibition in.... 41, 

45, 250, 258 
in Holliday St. 251, 281 

New 312, 426 

Thompson, Agnes, I\Irs., 24, 

30, 36, 43, 50, 53 

John 115, 134 

Michael ...109, 112 
" and O 1 i V e r's 

brick house . . 201 
Tiger on exhibition (See 
Exhil)ition). 



NAME PAGE 

Torrence, Chas., new build- 
ing 264 

Town, duties 88, 89 

line 127 

Townsend, Jos.. 85, 182, 187, 

200, 202, 220 
Traverse, John. 123, 135, 140, 

150, 152, 153, 157, 183, 189 
Treasurer. 12. 84, 94, 124, 148, 
150, 186, 257, 259, 299, 302, 

330, 344 

Trimble, Wm 174, 208,' 

209, 241, 324, 326 
Tripoletts' Alley 328 

U 

Uhler, Erasmus 64, 122, 144 

Underbill, Amos... 8, 14, 48, 49 

Union St 50 

" " grade 19 

" " repairs 213 

Upper bridge (See Bridges). 

Usher, Catherine 75, 87, 131 

V 

Van Horn. Gabriel P.... 17, 173 

Vault, in Water St 123 

Vendue 37, 66, 76 

Master 86, 88 

Ofifice 71 

Vessels, Money from 66 

Vincent, Sam'1.107, 110, 114, 
119, 131, 180. 184, 190, 208, 
213, 241, 252. 254. 274, 285. 

292, 305. 311, 319, 342 

W 

Walker, Geo 108. 126 

Walsh or Welsh, Geo... 11, 

12. 14, 17, 20, 22, 57, 129, 140 
Walsh or Welsh, Robt....7, 

22, 50, 71, 94. 124, 149, 314 

Wapping St 8 

Washington St 308. 309 

Watch House, in Fells Pt. . . 240 
Watercourses: 

" east of Jones' Falls 93 
" in Bridge and High 

Sts 85 

in Howard St 281 

in Lil>crty St.. 316, 340 
in Old Town. ..95, 

96, 223 

in Pratt St 8 

" in Precincts 27 

Ridgely's Addition 206 
" (See also Canals). 



INDEX. 



XV 



NAME PAGE 

Water St 33, 154, 155, 304 

"bridge 60 

"filling 198 

" " grade 273, 305 

"paving. 13, 202, 255, 

295, 297 
"repairs.... 173, 174, 204 

" " vault in * 123 

" "work done in.. 298, 318 
Waters, Hezekiah. . . .10, 12, 
55, 58, 64, 70, 85, 86, 92, 
111, 115, 117, 127, 129, 130, 

132, 137, 149 
Waters, Hezekiah, ap- 
pointed 10, 129 

Wear ley (See Wherley, 

Geo.) 
Weary or Wery, Peter.. 50, 

82, 123, 134, 135, 136 
Weatherburne, John. 77, 106, 
125, 130, 132, 138, 146, 149, 

150. 156, 166, 172, 183 

Weatherburne's house 149 

Welsh, Geo. (See Walsh, 

Geo.) 
Wells, Benjamin (See Wills, 
Benj.) 

Wells, Chas 194, 307 

Wharf at BilHngsgate St... 274 

" Bowley's 263 

" at foot of Public 

Alley 273 

" Lindenberger's ..... 273 
" near bend in Harri- 
son St 245 

Wheeler, Jacob 136, 138 

Wherley or Whiley or 
Wearly, Geo....90, 92, 95, 

102, 115 
Whiley, Geo. (See Wherley, 

Whi^taker, Ralph 11, 79, 80 



NAME PAGE 

Wignall, James 150, 186, ^^^ 

Wilds, Joshua 13, 17, 18 

Wilks Alley, grade 197 

" " pavmg ....ZZj, 616 

" " repairs 174 

St 181, 202 

" bridge.37. 94, 170, 

173, 183, 184, 282 
" " causeway. 37, 116, 

126, 128 

" filling up 37 

" repairs.. 170, 174, 176 
" " stone arch in. . .. 257 

" " work done in. 123, 127 

Wills or Wells, Benj. 47, 56, 

63, 87, 136, 138, 139, 150 

Wilson, Robt 139, 142, 145 

Wooden, bridges m cause- 
way 

Wood St., paving .294, 320 

" " work done in. . . 318 
Wright, John 71, 73 



Yates, Thos 66, 68, 89, 99 

Yearly Accounts, examma- 

tionof 224 317, 344 

Yeiser, Englehard ... .25, 46, 59 

Philip 35, 48 

" P., suit against 195 

York, Road 49 

" St. and D u 1 a n y, 

bridge at. 183, 184, 317 

"grade 238, 265 

" " gravelled 185 

" "pump in (See 

Pumps). 
" "work in... 230, 235, 

256, 280 



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