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Rod and bar iron and steel 315 57 Leather
853 10 635 lbs. twist
145 67 6 great gross bone buttons 13 95 5,800 lbs. flax hackled
58 00 585 yds. linsey, fulled
23 40 Machinery
341 72 Repairing spinning wheels 38 03 Cards
107 59 9,2164 yds. weaving done 543 63 In-door spinners for overwork 67 30 Shoemakers for
do. 54 40 Salary to superintendant of factory 346 48 Do. to clerk, soap boiler, &c. 166 25 Do. to spinner
78 50 Pegwood
2 00 Sundries
6,407 45 Deduct 780 lbs. tallow had the
last year and paid for the prey sent year
58 50 Balance, being gain on this ac
count this year including labor of the paupers employed in the manufactory, for whose support no charge is made
ending May 26th, 1828.
3,477 43 Fuel
140 00 Lumber
20 25 Earthenware
21 12 6,318 95 | Tinware
41 00 400 lbs. nails
26 00 324 bundles straw
18 44 200 bushels ashes
50 00 Dry goods
218 55 2,172 19 Machinery, manufactured goods,
ready made clothing, raw ma$15,567 86 terials, oakum, &c. as per statement No. 2
14,634 89 EXPENDITURES. For the use of the paupers and 2,237 00
institution generally, as per
CR. Amount paid by the steward into the trea.
sury, being the total sales of manufactured goods, during the year ending 26th May, 1828
Clothing, &c. used in the house. 2,9264 yds. flax and tow linen 878 02 1,998 do. tow linen
499 69 1,642 do. plain flax linsey 443 34 1,088 do. striped do.
359 20 136 do. striped cotton linsey 42 16 96 do. plain
29 76 644 do. muslin
85 33 do. cotton and tow cloth 18 28 11 do. flax linen
5 50 2 do. sail cloth
40 644 pair men's shoes
708 40 716 do. women's do.
537 00 60 do. boys do.
37 50 30 do. children's do.
11 25 399 do. men's socks
99 75 384 do. women's stockings 192 00 13 do. children's do.
4 88 32 lbs. candle wick
8 00 291 do. lamp do.
7 31 24 do. cardei cotton
45 10 do. carded wool
5 00 51 do, flax for shoe thread 25 50 2) do. do. for saddlers
1 25 12 do. do. for weavers' gears
6 00 1203 lbs. sewing thread
75 31 244 do. stocking yarn
12 25 232 do. tow, used in the medical and surgical wards
23 20 315 do. copperas
1 10 8 do, wheelband yarn
4 00 8 do- gardener's do.
$67,072 55 There has also been received into the insti.
tution the following articles, forfeited agreeably to law, which have been distri.
buted to the paupers. From the clerks of High and Second street
Markets, 280 lumps butter; 14 lumps lard and 23 strings sausages.
CR. Amount of manufactured goods
sold as per statement No. 2, 2,237 00 Amount received by Steward,
for admission fees from, and tickets, certificates, &c, sold to medical students as per statement No.1
5,869 98 Stock on hand 26th May, 1828. Provisions
1,667 17 Medicines
2,762 61 Fuel
699 20 Oil
66 40 Three horses, 2 carts, 2 drays, 2 hearses and 1 dearborn
390 00 75 coffins
75 00 Earthenware
3 00 Tinware
12 50 300 lbs. nails
21 00 40 cwt. straw
20 00 160 bushels ashes
40 00 Dry goods
99 14 Machinery, manufactured goods,
ready made clothing, raw ma-
Stock on hand 26th May, 1828 Manufactured goods
1,127 05 Ready made clothing
665 57 VOL. II.
Balance, being amount expended more
than received for the use of the insti. tution this year
From which deduct the amount
of orders drawn and unpaid
56,798 44 Expenditures for the relief of out-door Poor. IV.
To amount of orders drawn by Statement of the number of paupers in the Almshouse the General Board, and unand House of Employment, during the year ending paid 28th May, 1827
1,242 62 26th May, 1828.
Do. do. paid by the Guardians
of the City for the support of
10,084 82 Months of the Year.
Men. | men.
Do. do. paid by the Guardians
of the Northern Liberties for June
Do. do. paid by the Guardians August 387 463 93
of Southwark for the support
6,068 03 October
414 504 72 990 Do. do. paid by the Guardians November 478 536 81
of Penn Township for the December
25,464 0 February
529 88 1134 Do. do. paid for the support of
6,824 37 April
72 955 Do. do. paid for the board of May
colored children in the shelter 149 63 Being an average
Do. salaries to solicitor, secre-
tary, agents and collector 2,433 21
Do. salaries to physicians for at-
Do. for advertising, printing, and
stationary In the House, 28th of
Do. for coffins for out-door poor 207 00 May, 1827, 387 463 80
930 Admitted from 28th
Do. County Commissioners for
150 00 May, 1827, to 26th
Do. for support of small pox
patients, in the City Hospital 1,724 96
Do. salaries to physicians for
175 00 Do. Southwark 292 292 117
701 / Do. constables for returning
84 00 died, & bound dur
75 00 ing the year ending
Do. seeretary for extra services
Do. for a coachee to convey pa26th May, 1828. 1838 1453 726
60 00 Remaining in
Do. a tax collector for 1827, the house.
overpaid by him
Do. commissions to a tax col-
29 89 The General Board of Guardians of the Poor of the City
Do. Steward of Alms House to of Philadelphia, the District of Southwark and Town
provide a dinner
200 00 ship of the Northern Liberties, in account current
Do. agent for removing nonwith their 'Treasurer, for the year ending 26th May, Do. lying-in and funeral expen
50 31 To amount of orders drawn by
Do. for a coal stove
19 55 the Managers of the Alms
Do. room expenses
20 17 House and unpaid 28th May,
Do. for improvements on the es1827,
1,030 02 tate late of James Dutton, Do. issued for supplies the pre
30 82 sent year, as per statement
Do, for board of paupers in the
30 33 Do. issued for do.do.do. as per
Do. costs to magistrates statement No. 2
Do. do. do. from the inspector
CR. 90 73 By amount of outstanding taxes, duplicates in the hands
of the collectors. By J. Ogden Evans, New Mar
of flour, fines collected by him 120 99 Do. do. from Mayor, fines col. lected by bim
567 87 Do. do. of fines collected in Court of Quarter Sessions
61 35 Dor do. of do. from the Sheriff 61 67 Do. do. of do. from Aldermen
ket and Cedar Wards, 1823 681 09 By John Trout, Upper Delalaware and North Mulberry wards, 1827
1,077 06 By E. J. Yard, Dock and Locust wards, 1827
of their poor
By Philip Lehman, East and
niscient Creator, who has not only prevented him carry. West Kensington, 1827 1,723 42
ing it into execution, but has thro'yn into our hands
3,534 38 ANDRIE, the Adjutant General of their army, who was From this sum commissions and allowances
detected in the infamous character of a spy. will have to be deducted.
“The treachery of this ungrateful General is held up By balance due from a number
to public view, for the exposition of infamy; and to proof counties and townships in
claim, with joyful acclamation another instance of the this state, for the maintenance
interposition of bounteous Providence.
3,965 14 “The effigy of this ingrate is therefore hanged, (for This item will be considerably
want of his body) as a Traitor to his native country, and reduced by many counties
a Betrayer of the laws of honour." and townships having de
The procession began about four o'clock in the folmands against this corpora
lowing order: tion,
Several Gentlemen mounted on horseback. By amount due from individu.
A line of Continental Officers. als for manufactured goods,
Sundry Gentlemen in a line. &c.
A guard of the City Infantry. By cash in the hands of the
Just before the cart, drums and fifes playing the Rogues' Treasurer
Guards on each side.
$16,722 25 The procession was attended with a numerous conFor the support and employment of the Poor for the course of people, who after expressing their abhorrence
year ending 26th May, 1828, a levy was made as fol- of the Treason and the Traitor, committed him to the lows, viz.
Aames, and left both the effigy and the original to sink For the City,
into ashes and oblivion. 60,940 16
[Penn. Packet. For the District of Southwark, 5,856 31
REMINISCENCES OF PHILADELPHIA. For the Northern Liberties and Kensington
About 1787 the City had a much more primitive apFor Penn Township
pearance than at the present day. Porches at the door
were in the summer evenings tilled with neighbours in $89,455 22
friendly gossip about the news of the day. A family Examined and adjusted,
coach was a rarity. The pavement or footway was de
fended every where by posts, thickly planted. Curb RICHARD PALMER,
stones were unkown. Pump water to drink; and “rain JOSEPH BOCKIUS,
casks," for washing clothes, was of importance. A SAMUEL M. SOLOMON,
“good pump" of water was considered a jewel, and its Auditors of the County. fame spread far and wide; There was great horror ex.
pressed by the people in conversation, about a merchant PROCESSION IN HONOUR OF ARNOLD.
who they said had ** Broke.” He seemed like a “doomA Concise Description of the Figures exhibited and pa- cent was informed in a whisper, “There's the man that
ed man,” as he passed along the street, and the Reminisraded through the streets of this city on Saturday list. broke!” He was shunned like a pestilence. A two(Sept. 30, 1780.)
horse stage, on Sunday morning, took passengers to A Stage raised on the body of a cart, on which was “ Hesser's,” in Germantown, and returned in the evean effigy of General ARNOLD sitting; this was dressed ning. One George Hill, kept a famous Tea Garderr at in regimentals, had two faces, emblematical of his trai- the end of Race street on the Schuylkill. The famous torous conduct, a mask in his left hand, and a letter in John Murray, (1790) commenced preaching Universalhis right from Belzebub, telling him that he had done ism. He was spoken against by a Mr. Wetherill in all the mischief he could do, and now must hang himself. the Old Academy—which made a great stir' in the city. At the back of the General was the figure of the De- The Friends' Ground had at that time a low wall
, easily vil, dressed in black robes, shaking a purse of money at climbed by the boys making a short cut to the Acadethe General's left ear, and in his right hand a piteli-fork į my in Fourth street, which had at that time a bell for ready to drive him into hell as the reward due for the school hours. Arch street Presbyterian meeting posmany crimes which his thirst of gold had made him com- sessed a steeple, nearly the heighth of that of Christ mit.
Church. High street market extended only to In the front of the stage and before General Arnold, Third street, -at the end of which stood the Pillory and was placed a large lanthorn of transparent paper, with Whipping Post, which, from the Old Jail, at the S. W. the consequences of his crimes thus delineated, (i. e.) corner opposite, had their regular customers every Sa. on one part General Arnold on his knees before the De- turday. The first five or six cuts of the .cat-o'ninevil, who is pulling him into the flamesma label from the tails' would give a snowy whiteness to the skin of a General's mouth with these words. “My dear sir, I have black man, but soon changed to the bloody purple. served you faithfully;" to which the Devil replies; “ And “A gentleman' for Forgery, was placed in the Pillory, I'll reward you." "On another side, two figures hang- and "pelted with eggs,' one of which hit him on the ing, inscribed, “The Traitor's reward,” and wrote un scull, which caused him to utter a dismal outcry. “The derneath, “ The Adjutant General of the British army, Laws of the Land being at that time more in the Lonand J** S****, the first hanged as a spy and the other don fashion than now, the citizens were frequently as a traitor to his country.” And on the front of the drawn by curiosity to the “Hanging Ground" the south lanthorn was wrote the following:
side of what is now the Centre Square,' being then an “ MAJOR GENERAL BENEDICT ARNOLD, late open common, withMarket street' running right thro'
COMMANDER of the FORT WEST POINT. to the Floating Bridge on Schuylkill. The ReminisTHE CRIME OF THIS MAN IS HIGH TREASON. cent saw the Five wheelbarrow men' executed at one
"He has deserted the important post West Point, on time. The Common Sewer running along Fourth from Hudson's river, committed to his charge by his Excel- High street to Harmony Court, (tan yards at that time) lency the Commander in Chief, and is gone off to the was digged by wheel-barrow men convicts, secured by a enemy at New York.
ball and chain to each other, and watched by officers ." His design to have given up this fortress to our ene- armed with sword and blunderbuss. One half of their mies has been discovered by the goodness of the Om. I jacket and trowsers was blue, the other half drab, and
FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY.
the hair half shaved off the head of each convicta hor- / West,' stood within the railing of the garden, like rid spectacle. The top of the new jail on Sixth street Bunyan's Pope and Pagan, to enforce a shilling enwas covered with the broken glass of bottles. “Pot trance.' A noted sailmaker wished to pass without ter's field' (now Washington Square) was surrounded paying, which brought the inside crowd to the railing, by a post and rail sence, where, in the midst of the “si- and pressing hard to see the squabble, the railing gave lent dead,' stood a willow tree, and a vault wail. Ben- way, when they came tumbling down the flight of stone jamin Franklin being in old age, was carried to and from steps. “Iluzza for liberty” (being the 4th of July,) the State House in a sedan chair, the only one in the was shouted out, which brought the crowd across from city. It may be news to thousands who have read hiin, the east end of the bridge, without paying toll, carrying and of him, that in Christ Church burying ground about all before them—stones, sticks, and shouts abounded 20 feet west of the Arch street gate, even with the every where through the garden, and on the opposite ground, and close to the wall, may be seen a marble hill
, when a stone crushing in one of the east windows, slab on which is lettered Benjamin and Deborah Frank- brought Mr. Gray, 'Old Carlisle,' and 'West forward, lin. Imagine a pair of large rimmel spectacles on the waving their large straw hats like flags of truce, when all head of the statue over the Philadelphia Library, and hostilities ceased, on permission to enter the Garden, you have him as he lived. About the same time every and no shilling.' These all happened before 1793, and thing partook of the military character-Col. Patton should you see proper to encourage the Reminiscent held the City Auction,' and Col. Febiger the 'North from that time to 1800, he could relate many interesting ern Liberty Vendue.' Col. Cowperthwaite was Sheriff, matters, almost forgotten by many. and Major Stricker 'Bomb.' Col. Nicola had the
LANG SYNE. Debtors' Apartment, and Capt. Reynolds the Jail. Gen.
[.4mer. Daily Adver. Jany. 19. Mifflin Governor of Pennsylvania, Col. Hamilton Secretary of the Treasury, and General Washington President LORD HOWE'S ACCOUNT OF HIS OPERAof the United States. A great sham battle was fought
TIONS IN THE DELAWARE. on an eminence overlooking the Schuylkill where the old Engine House now stands. The old British redoubt which stood there was stormed by the Americans (of
Admiralty Office Jan. 8, 1778. course) and the (supposed) British troops marched out
The following is an extract of a letter received last as prisoners of war. Spring Garden was a kind of open night by the Eagle Packet from the Vice Admiral Lord common, very useful to the uptown boys in kite time." Viscount Howe, Commander in Chief of his Majesty's
The kites while flying were often pressed by the ships and vessels in North America, to Mr. Stephens,
Eagle, Delaware, Nov. 23, 1777.
munication by water with the army in Philadelphia, “With doost and zweat like nutmeg brown.” on which it was obvious to them that the farther operaThe most imposing spectacle ever exhibited publicly tions of the campaign would greatly depend. in this city, was the Federal Procession, of 1788.* It was
The wind still continuing to prevent the Vigilant from a succession of wonders, two hours long. Every trade passing to the rear of the enemy's works on Fort Island, was preceded by a stage, on wheels, and the business of by the only channel practicable for that purpose, the the shop in full operation. The Cordwainer's Shop opportunity was taken by the king's forces, and by stopped at the corner of Vine and Third, when the mas
the enemy with equal assiduity, to strengthen the preter, seizing one of the apprentices, gave him a “ dose of parations judged expedient on either part for the prostirrup oil,” which made the boy roar lustily, to the posed attack. merriment of the beholders. The windows and housc
The officers and seamen of the ships of war and transtops, on the route, were crowded, as at the Lafayette ports were employed in the inean time, with unremitProcession. The eagle shaped Car, the Temple of inde ting, fatigue and perseverance, to convey provisions, pendence,'— The Plough--The Brass Founders' Fur- artillery, and stores, to the Schuylkill, between Fort Isnace—these all were dismissed from the imagination, on
land and the Pennsylvania shore; six 24 pounders from the approach of the 16 gun ship and tender on wheels, the Eagle, and four 32 pounders from the Somerset, complete, drawn by 16 horses; the wheels hid by paint- transported in the same manner, with the requisite proed canvass, representing waves of the sea. She was the portions of ammunition, were mounted in the batteries Lafayette of the whole procession. The ship was after- erected by the Generals appointment on Province Iswards moored at Gray's Terry, where, on each succeed
land. ing 'Fourth,' she was decorated with Hags and streamers
The wind becoming favourable the 15th instant, that in honour of the day. Many of the ornaments of the first occasion was taken for ordering the ships upon the procession were afterwards placed in the garden, which
intended service. gave it a very splendid night appearance, when illumi
The Somerset and Isis were appointed to proceed up nated, (as it often used to be) with coloured lamps in the eastern channel of the river, to act against the fort the Vauxhall (English) style. The Garden, at present, in the front, The Roebuck, Pearl, and Liverpool, with is but the skeleton of its former magnificence. The the Cornwallis Galley, and some smaller armed vessels, Reminiscent was present at Carlisle's Defeat, ' --which against a battery with heavy artillery which the rebels took place at Gray's Ferry. Carlisle was High Consta- had lately opened on a point above, and near to Manto ble, and a terror to the “la wless' of all descriptions, being creek, in a situation
to rake the ships anchored to fire of Herculean size and strength. lle and the famous upon the fort, and more advantageously chosen, as the
shoalness of the water did not admit ships to approach * Sec Register, vol. I. p. 417.
within a desirable distance of the work.