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At a Council held at Philadelphia ye 29th 1" Mo., 1683.
WM. PENN, Propy and Govern' of Pensilvania & Countys annexed.
Tho: Holmes. James Harrison and Christo. Taylor ordered to go to the Assembly to have a Conference concerning the bills and ffees of this province, &c.
A Conference is had viz' : All Ships and Vessells vnder 10 Tunns & those that belong to this River, to pay no fees.
The Question was proposed by the Govern' whether Offices should continue for Life which are named by the Govern'; Carried in the Negative.
Also whether the Govern' that now is, shall chuse his officers during his life ; Carried in the Affirmative.
The Question was putt whether the justices of the Peace, Sherifs, & Constables, should be appointed by the Govern' during his life; Carried in the Affirmative.
The Question was putt whether the Govern' should chuse officers during his Life, and afterwards according to Charter; Carried in the Affirmative.
The Question was whether there should be a Committee to draw up the Charter with amendments; past in the affirmative. The Committee of the Council, out of each County one:
John Moll, New Castle County.
The Committee of the Assembly:
Thomas Wynne, Speaker, Philadelphia, )
A meeting of the generall Sury' and Purchasers, appointed to be held to-morrow in the evening, about the Fees of Surveying, both to be held att the Council Chamber.
Adjourned till 30th 1" Mo., 83.
At a Council held at Philadelphia ye 30th 1" Mo., 1683.
PRESENT: WM. PENN, Prop'y and Govern' of Pensilvania and Countys an
nexed. John Moll,
Capt. Wm. Markham, Jno. Richardson, Christo. Taylor, · Win. Haige,
'Wm. Clayton, Wm. Clarke,
Jam : Harison, Jno. Simcox, Jno. Hilliard, Francis Whitwell, Wm. Biles.. Thomas Holmes,
John Moll & James Harrison ordered by the Govern" & Council to carrie Several Bills to the Assembly.
The Question putt by the Governour, whether or no the old Charter shall serve with amendments, or a new one drawn. Agreed it should be drawn again and the amendments putt in.
The Speaker wth some other members, brought Several Bills to the Council. Adjourned till 3 in yo afternoon.
POST MERIDIEM. A Committee ordered to prepare the Charter by 8 of ye Clock tomorrow morning, being John Moll, James Harrison, Jno. Simcox, Thomas Holmes and Wm. Clarke.
Putt to the Vote, as many as are of opinion that a Publick Tax upon Land ought to be Raised, to defray the Publick Charge, say Yea, carried in the affirmative- none dissenting.
Jno. Moll, Wm. Clayton, John Hilliard, Jno. Richardson & Fran. cis Whitwell, appointed for a Committe to bring in yo Charge of yo Province.
Adjourned till ye 31" 1" Mo., 83.
At a Councill held at Philadelphia ye 31* 1** Mo., 1683.
PRESENT : WM. PENN, proprietor and Gov' of Pensilvania and Countyes an
nexed. James Harrison, Wm. Clayton, Fran. Whitwell, Jno. Moll,
Jno. Hilliard, Jno. Simcock, Wm. Haige, Wm. Biles,
Chris. Taylor, Wm. Markham, Thomas Holmes, Jno. Richardson. Wm. Clark,
James Harrison & Jno. Symcock ordered by yo Gov' and Council, to Carrie several Bills to y Assembly relating to.
Wm. Haige desires Leave to be absent for some time. Leave is granted him.
The Speaker attends this house with several Bills.
POST MERIDIEM. The Speaker came downe this afternoon wth y whole house to hear the Charter read, wch was soe done.
The Govt proposed whether they would have ye 500 Members Stand in this New Charter, or have it altered that only two hundred should be ye greatest number. The Last was past in ye Negative.
The Question was put whether they would ye Clark wb ye Charter to Inrole it, agreed Nemine Contradisente. Capt. Wm. Markham, Jno. Richardson, James Harrison, Chris. Taylor, ffran. Whitwell, John Hilliard, Jno. Symcock, Wm. Haige,
Wm. Biles, Jno. Moll,
Tho. Holmes, Lasse Cock. Wm. Clayton, Wm. Clark,
The Gov' and these Membrs of Councill, wth yo Whole Assembly being psent, The Bills were read and past into Laws, Nemine Contradicente.
Adjourned till yo 24 24 Mo., 83.
At a Councill held at Philadelphia ye 24 24 Mo., 1683.
PRESENT : WM. PENN, Pro' and Gov' of Pennsilvania and Countyes
Annexed. Capt. Wm. Markham, John Moll,
ffran. Whitwell, Tho. Holmes, Wm. Haige,
Jno. Hilliard, Christ: Taylor, Wm. Clarke,
Jno. Richardson, Ja: Harrison, Wm. Biles,
Wm. Clayton, Jno. Symcock,
The Speaker, with two of ye Members of yo Assembly, brought downe a Petition to ye Governor.
Tho. Holmes, John Moll, John Hilliard and Wm. Haige, were sent by ye Gov' & Councill with several Bills to ye Assembly.
Wm Clark sent will Several Bills to ye Assembly.
James Harrison & Christ: Taylor Sent by ye Gop& Councill with several Bills to ye Assembly
Jno. Symcock Brought several Bills from ye House.
The Speaker, with two other members of ye Assembly, Wayted on ye Councill with several Bills.
Two of ye Members of ye Assembly wayted on ye Councill with a Message Concerning ye Bill of Cleaning of Corne, wc being put to ye Vote, was Carried in ye Affirmative.
John Symcock, Jno. Richardson, fran. Whitwell, Wm. Haige & Wm. Biles, were sent by ye Gov' & Councill with several Bills to y Assembly. John Symcock & Ja: Harrison, sent Likewise with several Bills.
Adjourned till 3 of yo Clock, Afternoone.
The Same Members Present. The Speaker with ye whole house came to yo Councill to heare severall Bills read and Passed in to Laws, wch was accordingly done.
Consideration arising whether ye Govt three Voyces should stand in Prov!l Councill as by ye ould charter, the Question was put, all yee that are willing ye the last proposition should stand so as it is, say yee. The Question being put twice, was Carried in the Affirmative.
The Great Charter of this Province was this night* read, signed, Sealed & Delivered by ye Govt to ye Inhabitants, and received by yo hands of James Harrison and ye Speaker, who were Ordered to returne y Old one wth ye hearty thanks of ye whole house; which accordingly they did. Edma Cantwell, Lasse Cock, Ralph Wethers, Jno. Rouds & Edward Southern, these members of ye Councill were absent.
The Question was put whether Skins should be prohibited; Carried in the Negative.
Also, if they would have an Imposition laid upon them; past in the Affirmative.
Adjourned till ye 34 24 Mo. 83.
At a Councill held at Philadelphia the 34 of ye 24 month, 1683.
PRESENT: WM. PENN, Prop' & Gov' of Pennsilvania and Countyes Annexed. Wm. Markham, Jno. Richardson, Jno IIilliard, Tho: Holmes, John Symcock,
James llarrison, John Moll, -
It was proposed That no fellons be brought in to this Contrey. An Other Concerning money or Pieces of Eight.
An Other Concerning Apprentices that runn away from their masters without Certificate, should not be Entertained, and Being put to yo Vote; was Carried in ye Affirmative, that they may be brought in.
The Question was put whether ye Law that is past shall stand without Altering; Carried in ye Negative.
The Question was put whether Pieces of Eight should goe by weight; Carried in ye Negative.
A Supplym' to yo Bill of Money, was put to yo Vote whether it should be added. Past in the Affermative.
The Question was put whether they would have a Seal to yo Laws of ye Province made Every Sessions. Carried in the Affermative.
The Question being put if the Clark of the Councill should Indorce
*April 24, 1683.
the Consent of yo Councill on ye Laws Every Session. Carried in the Affer: Nemine Contradicente.
Also if yo Speaker should Indorse ye Consent of yo whole house of Assembly. Carried in ye Affir: N. Con.
The Gov' Adjourned ye Assembly till such time as he & ye Proy! Councill shall have occasion for them.
Adjourned till ye 4th 2 Mo. 83.
At a Councill held at Philadelphia ye 4th of ye 24 Mo., 1683.
Jno. Richardson, Wm. Clarke.
This day Charles Pickering's Business was tryed, and ye Seamen are ordered to have 6 month pay and 5lb. given them over & above. The Gopi Orders that these members of ye Council attend him.
Tho: Holmes, 3 year men.
At a Councill held at Lewis, the 21 day of the 34 Mo., 1683.
PRESENT : WM. PENN, Prop' and Govt of ye Province of Pennsilvania and
Countyes annexed. Capt. Wm. Markham, ffr: Whitwell, Jno. Hilliard, . Wm. Clark,
John Symcock, Edwd Southern. The Goy? Informed the Councill that he hath made Choyce of Nich: Moore to be Secretary of yo Prov" Councill, and Capt. Wm. Markham & Jno. Symcock were Ordered to desire ye said Nich : Moore to appear before the said Provl Councill; where he took place as Secretary.
The Councill adjourned till ye 234 34 Mo.