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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

11 69


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

No. III.
The Alms House and House of Employment for one year

ending May 26th, 1828.

Stock on hand 28th May, 1827.

2,020 22

3,477 43 Fuel

1,134 76

85 40
Three horses, 3 carts, 2 drays, 1
hearse and 1 dearborn

335 00
140 coffins

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

7,046 72

14,634 89 EXPENDITURES. For the use of the paupers and 2,237 00

institution generally, as per
statement No. 1

46,088 71
On account of manufactory as
per statement No. 2 6,348 95

52,437 66


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.

1 20

$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

3,632 98

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,

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ready made clothing, raw ma-
terials, oakum, &c. as per state-
ment No. 2

8,044 13

13,900 15

5,286 73

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
this day

47,302 42

1,240 62


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$67,072 55

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
Wo- | Chil
the poor

10,084 82 Months of the Year.

Men. | men.
dren. Total.

Do. do. paid by the Guardians

of the Northern Liberties for June

363 437


support of the poor

7,275 31
372 458 79


Do. do. paid by the Guardians August 387 463 93


of Southwark for the support
412 476 83

of the poor

6,068 03 October

414 504 72 990 Do. do. paid by the Guardians November 478 536 81


of Penn Township for the December

537 80

support of the poor

2,035 88
557 553 80

25,464 0 February


529 88 1134 Do. do. paid for the support of
409 518 75

the children in the Asylum,

6,824 37 April

382 501

72 955 Do. do. paid for the board of May




colored children in the shelter 149 63 Being an average



Incidental Expenses.
number each mon. of 429 498 78 1005 Paid for candles, oil, wood, &c. 109 58

Do. salaries to solicitor, secre-
Statement of the number of paupers admitted into, and Do. for medicines for out-door

tary, agents and collector 2,433 21
discharged from, the Alms House and House of Em-
ployment, during the year ending 26th May, 1828.


1,538 09
Do. for cupping and leeching do. 335 50
Wo- | Chil

Do. salaries to physicians for at-
tending do.

977 20

Do. for advertising, printing, and

stationary In the House, 28th of

297 74

Do. for coffins for out-door poor 207 00 May, 1827, 387 463 80

930 Admitted from 28th

Do. County Commissioners for
rent of room

150 00 May, 1827, to 26th

Do. for support of small pox
May, 1828.
From the Northern

patients, in the City Hospital 1,724 96
252 151 103


Do. salaries to physicians for
1260 1014 493

attending do.

175 00 Do. Southwark 292 292 117

701 / Do. constables for returning
tippling houses

167 00
2119 | 1920 793 4904 Do. for board of Mrs. Helm in
Discharged, eloped,

Widows' Asylum

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

tients to small pox Hospital

60 00 Remaining in

Do. a tax collector for 1827, the house.


75 87

overpaid by him

Do. commissions to a tax col-
lector for 1826

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

resident paupers

12 00

60 00
ses of a pauper
Do. for an iron chest

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
No. 1

50,601 59
Alms House

30 33 Do. issued for as per

Do. costs to magistrates statement No. 2

6,407 45
Do. a fee for legal services

10 00
57,009 04 Do. costs in the state District

47 37
58,039 06 / Do. costs in the U. 9. do.

11 87

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Do. do. do. from the inspector

$16,722 25

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

735 90

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.

91 58

A guard of the City Infantry. By cash in the hands of the

Just before the cart, drums and fifes playing the Rogues' Treasurer

8,450 06


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

16,109 38

About 1787 the City had a much more primitive apFor Penn Township

6,549 37

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

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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,
butcher boys from the vicinity of Pegg's Run.' Stand- dated on board his Majesty's ship the Eagle, in the De-
ing near the old Glass House in Kensington, on the ri- laware, dated 230 November, 1777.
ver shore, the Reminiscent beheld a steam boat, with

Eagle, Delaware, Nov. 23, 1777.
paddles behind, striking out backwards like a swimming Sir-The General advising me of his intention to send
duck. Fitch was named as the inventor. She lay for many a packet immediately to England, I avail myself of the
years afterwards in one of the Kensington docks, high opportunity to acquaint you, "for the information of the
and dry, and finally went to pieces. Gen. Washington Lords Commissioners of the admiralty, respecting the
on his way to the first seat of government at New York, progress of the military service in which the ships of war
passed through the city, which produced an excitement have been concerned, since the date of my last letter of
in the public mind not unlike the Lafayette spectacle. the 25th of October.
He rode on horseback, with his hat off, giving an occa- I mentioned in that letter that the preparations making
sional obeisance to the huzzas of the citizens. The day for the attack mcditated on the works the rebels had con-
was windy and dusty, and the weather very hot, which structed on either shore, for preventing an open com-
made him and all the crowd, look

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.

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