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In Council.

PHILADELPHIA, Friday, February 1, 1782.

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

Mr. Piper,
Mr. Ewing,

Mr. Hayes,
Mr. Bayard,

Mr. Pentecost, and
Mr, Byers,

Mr. Van Campen. The Council took into consideration the case of Asher Parents and Samuel Scott, now confined in the gaol of the county of Bucks; and thereupon,

Resolved, That the fines adjudged to be paid to the use of the State by the said Asher Parents and Samuel Scott, now confined in the gaol of the county of Bucks aforesaid, be remitted, and that they be discharged from confinement on paying their fees, the costs of prosecution, and enlisting as soldiers in the Pennsylvania lipe, to serve during the present war, and that they be entitled to receive the same bounty and emoluments as the other soldiers of the said line.

A deed was examined and signed by his Excellency the President, conveying two undivided third parts of a tract of land, situate in Sadsbury township, in the county of Chester, containing one hundred and seventy-eight acres, to Major James Parr: Seized and sold agreeably to law as the estate late of William Armstrong, an attainted traitor, for the sum of one hundred and eighty-seven pounds fifteen shillings and dine pence, lawful money of Pennsyl. vapia, which sum he hath paid to George Wall, Jun'r, Esquire, Agent. Deed dated the first day of February, 1782.

In Council.
PHILADELPHIA, Saturday, February 2nd, 1782.

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

Mr. Hayes,
Mr. Ewing,

Mr. l'entecost, and
Mr. Bayard,

Mr. Van Campen.
Mr. Piper,
An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable
J. Atlee, for the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds specie, in

part of his pay as a member of Congress of this State, for which he is to account.

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Frederick Sneider, for the sum of eighteen pounds fifteen shillings and six pence, in full for his wages as Door-keeper to the thirty.first of January, 1782, and sundry articles purchased for the use of the Council.

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Jacob Bright, for the sum of eight pounds sixteen shillings and four pence specie, for inspection of 2,116 barrels of flour purchased by John Hazlewood, Esq'r, Commissioner of Purchase, for the use of the army.

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Captain Wil. liam Henderson, for the sum of ten pounds three shillings and seven pence specie, ballance of his account for recruiting for the year 1780.

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Edward Burd, Esquire, Prothonotary of the Supreme Court, for the sum of fifty. geven pounds specie, one-half of the fees due from Thomas Wil. kipson, George Crowders, Bryian Doran, Cornelius Elderton, Alexauder M'Donald, Alexander Stewart, Reuben Parker and John Holmes, sent on board the Hermione frigate by order of Council, being taken in full on behalf of bimself, the Attorney General, Sheriff, Jailor, &c.

A pétition from Michael Morgan O'Brien, complaining of the Honorable Francis Hopkinson, Esquire, Judge of the Court of. Admiralty, for not executing a decree of the Court of Appeals, and prayiog redress from this Board, was read; and thereupon,

Ordered, That a copy of the said complaint be forwarded to the said Francis Hopkinson, and that he be requested to send an answer thereto as soon as may be.

A deed was examined and signed by his Excellency the President, to Alexander Powers, conveying two certain tracts or parcels of land, marked No. 2 and 3, containing two hundred and twelve acres and one hundred and ten perches of land, situate in Tinicum township, in the county of Bucks : Seized and sold agreeably to law as the estate late of John Reid, an attainted traitor, for the sum of two bundred and eighty-five pounds sixteen shillings specie, which som the said Alexander Powers bath paid into the bands of George Wall, Jud'r, Esquire, Agent of Forfeited Estates in the said county. Deed dated the 1st day of February, 1782.

In Council.

PHILADELPHIA, Monday, February 4, 1782.

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

Mr. Piper,
Mr. Ewing,

Mr. Hayes, and
Mr. Van Campen Mr. Pentecoast.
A petition from Joseph Egg, praying a pass to Elizabethtown
and to return, was read; & thereupon,

Ordered, That the same be granted.

A like petition from Mary Reine and Michael Reine was read; and thereupon,

Ordered, That the same be granted.

A letter from bis Excellency General Washington of the twentysecond of January last, was received and read, on the subject of supplies for the use of the army for the year 1782...

Ordered, That the same be laid before the General Assembly at their next sitting.

On consideration, . * Resolved, That two Counsel, in addition to those already appointed, be employed to assist the Attorney General in the cause now depending before the Honorable Congress between this State and the State of Coppecticut.

The following deeds were examined and signed by his Excellency the President for the following lots of ground, situate in the city of Philadelphia, sold agreeably to law, for the redemption of the bills of credit of this State of the twenty.ninth of April, 1780, and marked in the general plan of said lots, virt:

To Mr. Jacob Graff, for lots marked S and V. Consideration three hundred and pinety pounds.

To John and William Montgomery, for lots No. 1251 and 1252. Consideration sixty-six pounds.

Which sums they have paid into the hands of the Treasurer of . the State, as appears by his receipts. Deeds dated the fourth instant.

The Committee appointed to hear the evidence and report the facts alluded to in the petition against the election of a Councillor for the county of Philadelphia, inade the following report, to wit : To his Excellency the President and Honorable Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

REPORT. . In pursuance of the orders of this Honorable Board, your committee have attended, from the third day of January last to this

day inclusive, and taken the depositions bereunto annexed, touching the late election of a Councillor for the city of Philadelphia, all which your committee respectfully submit to the consideration of this Board.

JOSEPH GARDNER.
JOHN BYERS.

DARSEY PENTECOAST.
Committee Room, Phila., Febʼy 4, 1782.

And the said report being considered ; thereupon, Resolved, That Monday, the eleventh instant, be appointed to hear the Counsel on the said contested election in the Council Chamber.

In Council.

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PHILADELPHIA, Tuesday, February 5th, 1782.

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

Mr. Pentecoast,
Mr. Piper,

Mr. Van Campen, and
Mr. Hayes,

Mr. Ewing. A letter from his Excellency John Hanson, Esquire, President of Congress of the 27th of January last, inclosing a resolution of Congress of the twenty-fifth, recommending to the several States to establish a speedy mode of administering justice between the subjects of his most Christian Mejesty and the citizens of these States, and likewise to vest persons in the neighborhood of the sea-coast, with power to secure shipwrecked property in the most effectual manner, was read; and thereupon,

Ordered, That the same be laid before the General Assembly.

An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Colonel Lewis Nicholas, for the sum of seventy pounds specie, and the sum of seventy-one pounds nine shillings and six pence, State money of the seventh of April, 1781, being in full for his services as Town Major, to the nineteenth day of January last.

Ordered, 'That Colonel Lewis Nicholas be dismissed from the State service as Town Major, there being so duty at this time for such an officer, and that the thanks of this Board be given to ColoDel Nicholas for his former services.

A petition from Negro Violet, convicted of stealing the goods of John Henderson at the last City Court, and sentenced by the said court to be publickly whipped and pay a fine to the use of the State of forty shillings, was read, praying this Board to remit the said punishment and fine ; thereupon,

Orderell, 'l bat the said corporal punishment be remitted, on condition that she pay the said fine and the costs of prosecution.

In Council.
PHILADELPHIA, Wednesday, February 6th, 1782.

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

Mr. Piper,
Mr. Gardner,

Mr. Hayes, and
Mr. Ewing,

Mr. Pentecoast.
Mr. Byers,
An application from Mr. Philip Fritz, for a pass to Fish-Kiln in
the State of New York and to return, was read; and thereupon,

Ordered, That the same be granted.

In Council.
PHILADELPHIA, Thursday, February 7th, 1782.

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

Mr. Piper,
Mr. Gardner,

Mr. Hayes, and
Mr. Ewing,

Mr. Pentecoast. Mr. Byers, An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Daniel Rees and Daniel Montgomery, for the sum of one hundred and sixtyeight pounds six sbillings and eight pence specie, in part of their account for rations issued to the troops stationed in the county of Northumberland.

An order was on the Treasurer in favor of the Honorable Thom. as Smith, Esquire, for the sum of seventy pounds fifteen shillings specie, in full for his pay as a member of Congress for this State, to the twenty-second day of January last.

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