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In Council.

PALLADELPHIA, Saturday, January 12th, 1782.

PRESENT :
His Excellency the President.
The Honorable Mr. Gardner, Mr. Piper,

Mr. Bayard, ; Mr. Hayes, and
Mr. Byers,

Mr. Penticost. » A letter from David Sullivan, confined in the gaol of the county of Lancaster, praying some relief from the Board with respect to the imprisonment of his person, was read ; and on consideration, the same was dismissed.

In Council.

PHILADELPHIA, Monday, January 14, 1782.

PRESENT:
His Excellency the President.
The Honorable Mr. Bayard,

Mr. Hayes, and
Mr. Gardner,

Mr. Piper. Mr. Penticost, The following deeds were examined and signed by bis Excellency the President, conveying sundry lots in the city of Philadelphia, sold for the redemption of the bills of credit of this State of the twenty-ninth day of April, 1780, agreeably to act of Assembly passed the tenth of April last, and marked in the general plan of city lots, as follows, vizt:

To William Eckhardt, for lots No. 114 and 115. Consideration seventy-four pounds.

To Daniel Benezet, for lots No. 289, 290, 291, 305, and 306. Consideration one bundred and thirty-one pounds.

To George Honey, Junior, for lots No. 912 and 943. Consid. eration two hundred and eighteen pounds.

To ditto for lots No. 1510, 1511, 1512, 1513, and 1514. Con. sideration two hundred and thirty-four pounds.

To Edward Pole, for lots No. 1198, 1199, 1200, and 1201. Con. sideration two hundred & ninety-three pounds.

To Edward Pole, for lots numbered from 1293 to 1298, inclusive. Consideration one hundred and seventy-eight pounds.

To Joseph Wilson, for lots numbered from 1542 to 1548, inclusive. Consideration two hundred and seventy-four pounds.

· Which sums the persons above mentioned have paid into the hands of the Treasurer of the State, as appears by his receipts. Deeds dated the fourteenth instant.

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Mr. Andrew Higgins, for the sum of twelve pounds ten shillings specie, in full for his services at Cape May in watching the British Fleet out of New York..

In Council.

PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, January the 15th, 1782.

PRESENT : As yesterday. A letter from his Excellency John Hanson, Esquire, President of Congress, of the eleventh of January, 1782, inclosing an ordi. Dance of Congress of the eighth of January, 1782, for amedding the ordinance ascertaining what captures on water shall be lawful, was read, and ordered to be filed.

In Council.

PHILADELPHIA, Wednesday, January 16, 1782.

PRESENT:
His Excellency the President.
The Honorable Mr. Bayard,

Mr. Piper,
Mr. Gardner,

Mr. Haves, and
Mr. Byers,

Mr. Penticost. An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Thomas Levis, Esquire, for the sum of forty-six pounds twelve shillings and six pence, State money of the seventh of April, 1781, for supplying with provisions the eighteen months' men raised in the county of Chester

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Captain Jacob Livergood, for the sum of two hundred and forty-six pounds nine shil. lings and four pepce specie, in full for the pay and subsistence of himself and the company of Riflemen under his command, raised agreeably to the orders of his Excellency General Washington, the same to be charged to the United States of America.

A letter from the Honorable Robert Morris, Esquire, Superin. tendant of Finance, dated the 3rd instant, inclosing a copy of a

letter written by him to the State of Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island, and Maryland, on the subject of revenue, especially on the five per cent. impost recommended by Congress. And also a letter from him of the 8th instant, inclosing a copy of an ordinance of Congress, dated the 31st of December last, incorporating the subscribers to the bank by the name and title of “The President, Directors, and company of the Bank of North America.” And a copy of several resolutions of Congress of the 26th of May and 31st of December last, relative to the said bank.

Ordered, To be laid before the General Assembly.

In Council.

PAILADELPHIA, Thursday, January 17th, 1782.

PRESENT :
His Excellency the President.
The Honorable Mr. Bayard, Mr. Hayes, and
Mr. Gardner,

Mr. Penticost.
Mr. Piper,

In Council.

PAILADELPHIA, Friday, January 18, 1782.

PRESENT :
His Excellency the President.
The Honorable Mr. Bayard,

Mr.. Byers,
Mr. Gardner,

Mr. Hayes, and
Mr. Piper,

Mr. Penticost. A petition from Mary Jenkins, setting forth that she is entitled to a certain lot of ground in the city of Philadelphia, bounded on the north by Sassafras street, on the east by Broad street, on the south by John Linton's lot, and on the west by vacant lots, containing in breadth eighty feet six inches, and in length three hundred and six feet, in right of the original purchase from Joseph Allibone, from William Penn, Esquire, late Proprietary of Penn. sylvania, and praying some relief from this Board, was read; and ou consideration,

Ordered, That the said petition be sent to the Surveyor General, to make inquiry respecting the same, and report thereon to this Board as soon as may be..

A report of the Surveyor General on the petition of Thomas Forrest, claiming two city lots in right of the original purchases of Charles Marshall and John Marsh, was read, and

Ordered, To lie on the table.

A report of the Surveyor General, respecting a claim of Benjamin Davis to a lot in the city of Philadelphia, appurtenant to an original purchase of five hundred acres, was read, and

Ordered, To lie on the table.

à petition from Judith Elderton, praying a pass to the city of New York, was read; and thereupon,

Ordered, That a pass be granted to the said Judith Elderton, on condition that she do not return again during the continuance of the present war.

• In Council. PHILADELPHIA, Saturday, January 19th, 1782.

PRESENT :
The Honorable Mr. Bayard,

Mr. Hayes,
Mr. Gardner,

Mr. Pentecost, and
Mr. Piper,

Mr. Byers.
No Council.

In Council.

PHILADELPHIA, Monday, January 21, 1782.

PRESENT :
His Excellency the President.
The Honorable Mr. Bayard,

Mr. Hages,
Mr. Gardner,

Mr. Pentecost, and
Mr. Piper,

Mr. Byers. The following deeds were examined and signed by his Excellency the President, viz:

To William Wilson, Esquire, late Captain of the first Pennsylvania regiment, conveying a certain tract of land situate in Mahoning township, in the county of Northumberland, containing one hundred and sixty-eight acres, and allowance of six acres per cent. for roads and highways: Seized and sold agreeably to law, as the estate late of Alexander Bartram, an attainted traitor, for the sum of eighty pounds, lawful money of Pennsylvania; which sum the said William Wilson bath paid to the Agents of Forfeited Estates in the said county. Deeds dated the twenty-first day of January instant, To the said Captain William Wilson, conveying a certain tract of one hundred and twenty acres and one-half of land, situate ia Ma. honing township, in the county of Northumberland : Seized and sold agreeably to law, as the estate late of Alexander Bartram, an attainted traitor, for the sum of one hundred and thirteen pounds, lawful money of Pennsylvania; which sum the said William Wilson hath paid into the hands of the Agents afs’d. Deed dated the twenty-first instant.

To Captain John Hughes, late of the first Pennsylvania regi. ment, conveying a tract of four hundred and sixty-seven acres and one-quarter of an acre, and allowance, &c., situate in Mahoping townsbip, in the county of Northumberland: Seized and sold agreeably to law as the estate late of Alexander Bartram, an attainted traitor, for the sum of two hundred and sixty-six pounds, law. ful money of Pennsylvania, paid as aforesaid. Deed dated the same day.

The Bonorable Jobs Evans, Esquire, presented to the Board the following account for his attendance in Council, as follows, viz:

Dr. The State of Pennsylvania to the Honorable John Evans,

Esq'r:
For attendance in Council from the 11th of April,

to the 10th of Agust, 1777, inclusive, 122 days,
a 25s, -

£152 10 0 To mileage, 45 miles, at 10d,

1 17 6 £154 76

And thereupon, • An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable

John Evans, Esquire, for the sum of one hundred and fifty four pounds seven shillings and six pence, State money of the 7th of April, 1781, amount of the above account.

In Council.

PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, January 22d, 1782.

PRESENT : His Excellency the President. The Honorable Mr. Gardner, Mr. Pentecost, and .

: Mr. Piper, Mr. Hayes. .. The account of Captain Jacob Livergood for the pay and subsistence, &c., of his company of Riflemen, raised at the request of

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