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Wealth may purchase the privilege, or whose influence midst of the Great Pine Swamp. There is not, probably with a ruling party may procure it, while all others are in the whole extent of country, south of the lakes, and prohibited from selling their property in this manner-east of the Allegheny mountains, a place remaining so is an infringement of the liberties of the citizen.
will, secluded and romantic. On Thursday morning, That a system created by local laws, and by means of July the 10th, 1 mounted my horse at Porter's excellent which the great mass of merchandize is made in the Hotel, in Wilkesbarre, and directed my way from the course of trade, to pass throug: the hands of a few men, charming valley of Wyoming, through Solomon's Gap who thereby acquire great wealth in a skort time-is a to Lowrytown. Attracted by the new merchant mill of monopoly inconsistent with the principles of our govern. Gen. Ross, stopped half an hour to examine it. The ment.
high perfection attained by Arnerican Millwrights, in That the profound secresy with which the vender is the construction of machinery for the manufacture of concealed, through the agency of auctions, encourages four, is a source of admiration and pride. The whole fraud in numberless forms, and the established time be- labour is done by machinery; the wheat carried into the yond which there is no redress, (limited to one day, or loft, thoroughly cleansed, and conveyed to the hoppers at most but three days,) secures generally to the de. the four, by elevators, returned to the loft, stirred, ceivers the gain of any cheat which may be unde. cooled, bolted, and with little labour packed in the bat. tected in that short period. Fraudulent debtors, under rels ready for market. Pennsylvania abounds in fine cover of this system, securely practice the arts of the mills. Perhaps there is not, in the world, so great a swindler. Stolen property is thus easily and safely con- number, so perfect in machinery as in our state. The verted into ready money; and the temptation has in mill of Gen. Ross is among the noblest, neatest finished, frequent instances led the heedless youth to rob his and best it has been our lot to visit. A sufficient stream employer, and thus raise the means of guilty indulgence. giving him a fall of thirty feet, affords him power, with The smuggler finds this secret systeni, a ready avenue, iwo pair of burr, and one pair of country stones, for ex. by which to reap the profits of those frauds which he is tensive operations. Bergsfresser was bis millwrightpractising upon the revenue.
a German, distinguished for the neatness, accuracy and That foreign specillators and manufacturers allured by strength of his work, and for some valuable improve. the temptations of auctions, the long credits on duties, ments in the arrangement of the cog.wheels; lessening and frequent success in adventures, have poured their essentially the friction. The cost of the mill was under. surplus goods into the United States, thereby creating stood to be 13,000 dollars. From Wilkesbarre to Lowry. such fluctuations in trade as to drive from it almost all town, the road passes over rocky monnlains, and deep but those who are under their own peculiar circum- glens of thick pine and hemlock woods. stances.
Two miles from Lowrytown, there is a large opening, That the American importer, being thereby removed apparently of some miles in extent; said to be an old from the trade, the profit arising froni the importing bu- Indian clearing, but is probably the effect of a windfall siness is transferred from the American citizen, and is and repeated fires which have prevented the timber from deducted from the wealth of the nation; and all the pros growing. Evening was approaching and rabbits innuperous industry which would arise from the diffusion of merable played and sported in my path for a long dis. so great an amount through society, in the employment tance, so tame as scarcely to leave the road as I rode by of mechanics, thc rerting of houses, the consumption of them. At six I arrived at the upper houses in Lowry. the products of the earth, &c. is lost.
town. Fifteen or twenty neat log buildings are erected That the credits on duties designed to encourage the on a piece of fat land on the top of Lehigh mountains; American merchant, when industry, enterprise, and ho- and are occupied by persons who are engaged in getting nesty formed his chief capital, have become a perpetual in logs for the saw mills. The purpose of the settlefund without interest, in the hands of the foreigner, to ment and works at this place, is to prepare timber for the manifest injury of those for whose benefit they were
boats to take col from Mauch Chunk to Philadelphia. granted.
Having been so directed, I inquired for the habitation That the incessant fluctuations thus created are at of Mr. Irish, superintendant of the works at this place, once injurious to commerce, destructive to public mo- and turning to the right, descended a steep hill into a rals, and ruinous to individuals—the monopolist alone narrow glen, through which Laurel run finds its way to being enriched amid the general calamity.
the Lehigh. The hills rise abruptly more than two hundred That the prices of merchandize are increased, inas- feet highi, and it cannot much exceed that distance from much as the profits of the importer and auctioneer, to- the top of one hill to the top of the other. A place so gether with the state duties, are added to the gains of wild and rude is rarely to be found even in the Great the former importer, who still remains a necessary link Swamp, which nature seems to have intended for an in the trade of the country, and must be supported by a eternal solitucle. But the enterprise of man has made charge upon his sales. The price is also increased in the even this place lively by liis labour, and pleasant from absence of the competition of many importers, the trade the conviction of the public utility and private prospebeing in the hand of a few foreign agents, by whom in rity springing from the operations here carried on. 'A times of scarcity the most exorbitant profits are realized. road between a row of houses and stables near the creeks
Believing that the positions here assumed, can at the leads to two saw mills on the margin of the river. A proper time be clearly proved, and that inferences from stone mill and large store, containing goods to the value them deeply involving the interests of every class of the of more than 10,000 dollars, indicate the business trans community are fairly deducible, we appeal to those to acted here. Provisions are brought from Luzerne county whom is entrusted the welfare of our common country, and notwithstanding the roughness of the road, a brisk and pray that they may take such measures as shall in trade is kept up between ilsis place and Wilkesbarre. their judgment most effectually protect our citizens A wagon going in was taking barrels of mackerel from against the operations of a system, fatal alike to the vir. Lowrytown, the driver saying they could be obtained as tue and prosperity of the community.
cheap by that route as any other.
The accommodations at thc house of Mr. Irish were MAUCH CHUNK.
very comfortable. The chamber and bec's were so neat It was in July 1825, when I last visited Mauch Chunk. they would be in the best mansion in the city, a perfect Having heard much of the improvements since made luxury; and if I could give a receipt for the baked Inthere, and especially of the rail-road, I determined to dian pudding we had for dinner, I am sure all good take the opportunity of my journey to Wilkesbarre, again to see this interesting place. Lowrytown, an ap. Receipt.--Scald two quarts of skim milk, stir in ono pendage to the works at Mauch Chunk, is situate 15 pint of Indian meal, or enough to make very thin mush, miles further up the Lehigh river. Its location is in the add a littlo salto-, tea-cup full of molasses,, a great spood
housewives would thank me for learning them to make destruction in the market place, a large parcel of valu. a dish so simple, economical, and truly excellent. able china, &c. belonging to his deceased wife. He
There are four saw mills at this place, tivo of them mounted a stall on which he had placed the box of running iwo saws each, and of the most powerful con. ware; and when the people were gathered around him, struction
One set of hands work from 12 at night to began to break it piecemeal with a hammer, but was 12 at noon-another, the other 12 hours, so that the interrupted by the populace, who overthrew him and mills run day and night. The mountains of the Lehigh his box to the ground, and scrambling for the sacrifice, are high anıl precipitous. Logs are hauled to the stunno carried off as much of it as they could get. Several mit and projecteci in slutes or trouglis to the river. To would have purchased the china of him before he atsee the logs descend endwise 700 feet, passing with the tempted to destroy it, but he refused to take any price rapidity of an arrow, plunging into the deep water, for it.
Penn. Gaz, March 25, 1742. throwing alost a volume of loain and spray-one log fol. lowing another in quick succession, was a sight interest. ing; I might say, combined with tlie mountain scenery,
At a celebration of the 4th of July in Meansville, the expanse and depth of forest, the shouts of the woods. Bradford county, Pa. the Declaration of Independence men, and the flight of the sacred eagle, was exciting and was read by Colonel Franklin, now about 80 years of sublime.
age, in a strong and impressive manner-after which he The largest pine cut this season, was lying on the delivered, extemporarily, the following short address: mountain brink. Its size exceeded that of any tree I re. “ Friends and fellow citizens :collect to liave seen, There were three logs of seventeen feet each, before it reached the point where it se who have faced the British cannon, and heard the still
“You see before you a frail remnant of one of those parated into branches or prongs, and from each prong more appalling yell of tlre painted savage at the horri. three logs were obtained of fifteen feet each, making ble massacre of Wyoming. We gained for you the li. nine logs. The butt measured four feet five inches one berty you have enjoyed for more than half a century. In way, and four feet another way—not being exactly all human probability this is the last time our faultering round. A calculation made on the spot, gave 9000 feet tongues will ever tell to you on an anniversary of freeAs the quantity of boari's the tree would produce; so dom the story of our sufferings. May the Almighty that in Philadelphia it would be worth, in sawed lumber more than one hundred dollars. See the effect of hu.
strengthen you with virtue to defend your inheritance man labour, skill and internal navigation. The differ: against foreign invasion, as well as against domestic in ence in the value of this single tree, in the forest and at
trigue and military usurpation. market, speaks powerfully in favor of making the intercommunication between different parts of the country
FREEDOM OF THE PRESS. perfect as possible. Only open a way for the productions "At a Council at Philadelphia, February 1st, 1725, of the soil to market, and for every dollar expended, the Board being informed that Andrew Bradford, the you add twenty to the public stock of wealth. I counted printer, attended according to order, he was called in with what accuracy I could, the rings from the centre, and examined concerning a late pamphlet entitled, marking the age of the old pine, and found them to be Some remedies proposed for restoring the sunk credit nearly 260, so that it must have commenced its growth of the Province of Pennsylvania.' Whereupon he de. with Shakspeare, about 1560 or 70, and lived in days of clared that he knew nothing of the printing or publish“Good Queen Bess."
ing the said pamphlet; and being reprimanded by the But the horn sounds. The rafts are about to set off Governor for publishing a certain paragraph in bis newsdown the river for Mauch Chunk. Having sent my horse paper called the American Weekly Mercury, of the 2d through the wilderness path by a boy hired for the pur- of January last, he said it was inserted by his journey. pose, precisely at 1 o'clock P. M. we pushed from the men who composed the said paper, without his knowshore at Lowrytown, two rafts being in company. The ledge, and that he was very sorry for it, and for which he lever was moved, the gates of the dam descended, the humbly submitted himself, and asked pardon of the Gowater rushed through the sluice way, and we shot down vernor and the Board; Whereupon the Governor told the steep descent on the foaming billows, not without him, that he must not for the future presume to publish a deeper ducking than was altogether desirable by a any thing relating to or concerning the affairs of this gomere passenger. When ladies go dov:n, a box is pre. vernment, or the government of any other of his Majespared to save them from the waves. On the artificial ty's Colonies, without the permission of the Governor or fresh we floated along finely, sometimes running ahcad Secretary of this Province for the time being. And of it, and having to wait for it to come on. The scenery then he was disinissed." along the Lehigh is extremeiy wild. The hills the whole
[Minutes of Council. way rise steeply from the margin of the river several hundred feet and are crowned by forests of mighty pines
LARGE POPLAR. shutting out the sun except at "high twelve.” Deer are often seen on the banks-bear sometimes and rattle A poplar tree was cut down in Berks county in 1827, snakes are not wifrequently killed in the eddies swim- near Lewis's ferry. It was 117 feet in height, and 64 ming the river.
At the Hatchel-teeth Falls, the fresh from the butt to the first branch, and its greatest cirhaving been dissipated by the distance run, our raft ran cumference 20 feet 7 inches—perfectly sound, and from upon a rock. The hardy raftmen spring in, the water the concentric circles at the end of the trunk, it was es. coming waist high, pusi.ed her off; and went on without timated to be 300 years old. Gave 22 cords of wood. a murmur or an oath. Just at dusk the village of Mauch
Sat. Ev. Post April 7. Chunk and its wonderful works opened to eye.--Vil. Rec. ful of ginger-or a little of any other spice you like. Put
Printed every Saturday morning by William F. Ged. it in a tin or earthen pan, and bake it in the oven three hours. It eats well without, but better with a lump of des, No. 59 Locust street, Philadelphia; where, and at butter, and is a luxury superior to rice or custard. the Editor's residence, No. 51 Filbert street, subscrip-
tions will be thankfully received. Price five dollars per ANECDOTE OF BENJAMIN LAY.
annum-payable in six months after the commencement On Monday about noon, being in the time of the geo of publication-and annually, thereafter, by subscribers neral meeting of friends, Benjamin Lay, the Pythagorian cynical Christian philosopher, bore a public testi. resident in or near the city—or where there is an agent. mony against the vanity of tea drinking, by devoting to other subscribers pay in advance.
REGISTER OF PENNSYLVANIA.
DEVOTED TO THE PRESERVATION OF EVERY KIND OF USEFUL IXFORMATION RESPECTIXG THE STATE.
EDITED BY SAMUEL II AZARD, NO. 51, FILBERT STREET.
VOL. II.-NO. 3.
PHILADELPHIA, AUGUST 2, 1828.
The following document is interesting, as exhibiting IV Of depreciation certificates, issued for the depre. the state of the finances of Pennsylvania at the com- ciation of the pay of the Pennsylvania line in the late mencement of the present government in 1790. It will federal army, of the officers of the hospital and medical
department, and of the state navy. serve by comparison with the statements of the present
V of interest notes issued to pay one year's interest period, to mark the rapid progress of the State to its to citizens of Pennsylvania on certificates for cash lent, now flourishing financial condition.
services performed, or supplies for the United States.
VI Of certificates of funded debt, given for debts STATE OF THE FINANCES
due, where there was not money to discharge tliem, and Of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, till Oct. 1st, 1790. for all demands against the state authorised by law and
On the commencement of the present government of equity. this commonwealth, bound in all the engagements of VII Of new loan certificates, issued for certificates of the former, and by a fundamental article in our own debts due by the United States to citizens of this state. constitution, as well as in that of the Union, which in. VIII The certificates of depreciation and the funded hibits laws to impair contracts; I beg leave to lay before debt under the foregoing heads bear an annual interest the legislature a state of the debts of the common. of six per cent. therefore cut of them arises another wealth, of their engagements for their discharge, whe. debt. ther of principal or interest, the means of discharge, IX Of the pensions allowed by the state. and the present appropriation of the revenues, together X Compensations for servants and apprentices enlist. with an enumeration of such as are not specially appro.ed in the continental army. priated, as the present constitution directs that no mo. Under the second head is included all demands against ney shall be drawn from the Treasury but in consequence the state which arose during the war, and which may be of appropriations made by law.
exhibited before the 1st of January next, together with Of the Debts of the State.
such accounts already settled, as will not be discharged When the arms of Great Britain were raised against in money, the parties being, per act of April 1st 1784, this country, Pennsylvania, then a province, owed few and March 1785, entitled to receive such certificates and debts to individuals. Only two have appeared and been the interest thereof. settled; the amount of both is inconsiderable; one for By act of 21st November 1739, no claim against the £15 for repairing arms in 1773; the other for printing in state for articles or supplies of any kind furnished by 1761 to 1764, £3 15.* She had unredeemed of sun individuals during the late war between the United dry emissions of bills of credit which were struck, part States and the King of Great Britain, not preferred be. thereof for the defence and other purposes of the late fore the 1st of January 1791, will be afterwards admit. province, and part emitted on the faith of the province, ted or allowed by the state. anci lent to certain useful public institutions. The amount There is another species of expense called claims, of the bills unredeemed at the revolution, 1776, were which cannot properly be arranged under the debts of £299633 15 0, By acts of March 23d, and May 25th, the state, and which is uncertain in its annount, as it de. 1778, the holders of these bills were called upon to de- pends on the grants of the legislature at the time, and liver them up within a limited time, now long since not on accounts adjusted upon fixed principles. The elapsed, and to receive other bills to the same amount sum of £5000 annually is appropriated by act of March in their stead. After the limited time was passed, the 26th and 28th September 1789, and is constituted as a first mentioned bills were declared to be irredeemable fund for this purpose. It may be worthy the considerafor ever. Under these laws a great many were exchan. tion of the legislature, whether such a fund is not likely ged, but there remains unexchanged and escheated to to beget many improper applications, and whether, after the state the sum of £266439 8 3.
the state hath, by an act of limitation, barred even unThe debts due and which have accrued to the state settled claims which would have been legal, such an insince the commencement of her independence, have vitation should continue to be held out. principally been incurred in the late war. They consist, Besides the foregoing debts, there are the following
I of bills of credit emitted for carrying it on, or for expenses, viz: paying the interest of debts due for advances, services XI The pay and contingent expenses necessary for and supplies therein, together with £50,000 emitted on the support of government. loan. For pay and expenses of the militia and forces of XII The improvements undertaken for the advantage the state in the service of the United States, either in of the citizens, the advancement of learning, wealth, the federal army in our defence against the British, or and population, in the commonwealth. on the frontiers against the British, and savages; supplies Having thus generally mentioned the debts and ex. for the federal army in men, money, clothing, military penses of the commonwealth, I shall state more particu. stores, provisions, and other purposes.
larly the nature and amount of each, the funds upon Il of the grant to the late proprietaries in Pennsyl- which they respectively rest, and the parts of the for. vania.
mer which have been redeemed. III Of certificates issued in 1780, for provisions for I The bills of credit are of the several emissions, fol. the army, per uct June 1780, and for horses for the ar- lowing, viz. my.
1st The resolve money emitted in 1775 and 1776, by
sundiy resolutions, viz: £35,000 per resolutions of as• Certificates of funded debt, as per head II. were is. sembly, June 30th, 1775, for pay of associators in ser. sued for both of these.
vice, and to put the city and province into a state of Vol. 11.-7.
defence, of November 30th, 1775, for £80,000 for the of one fourth of the principal and then present exigencies, and per resolution April 6th, interest of the arrears of purchase 1776, £85,000 for the same purpose, £200,000 0 0 money and interest due for lands 2d. The commonwealth money, emitted
sold by the late proprietaries beper act 20th March, 1777, for the defence of
füre the revolution, per acts April the state,
200,000 0 0 9th, 1781, and March 29th, 1788,
and also funded on the airears of
£400,000 0 0 state money taxes, viz: the five Of these there hath been redeemed as fol.
shilling tax, per resolution of aslows: Counted and burnt by the committees
sembly Sept. 21st, 1782; the moi. of Assembly, froin time to time,
ety of the effective supplies of of the resolve money, 77461 1 1
1781, per act June 21st, 1781; of the commonwealth do 91042 :00
the additional supplies of 1781, Of both kinds,
7934 2 5
per act June 25th 1781; the first Balance outstanding 223562 6 6
and second sinking fund taxes, £400,000 0 O per acts 19th December, 1780,
and January 31st, 1783; and the In an act passed 4th December 1789, it is stated, that arrears of continental money tax by act of the 7th of April 1781, all the above bills of es, receivable at one for 75 pe credit, not then redeemed, were directed to be exchan. act of April 13th, 1782, 15,71 17 11 ged for the bills of credit emitted by the said act of
£486,500 0 0 April 7th 1781, and the said act of December 4th 1789 declares, that all of the said bills not brought in and ex. 6th. The paper money, or bills of credit changed as aforesaid, on or before the 1st of January emitted per act March 16th, 1785, 2100,000 1791, shall be thenceforth irredeemable.
thereof for paying interest to the public cre. 3d. The island money, or emission of bills
ditors, and 1.50,000 constituting the last loanof credit on interest at five per cent. per an
£150,000 0 0 num, emitted per act March 25th 1780, for
of this there hath been redeemed as follow, viz: procuring provisions for the army, £100,000 0 0 Counted and burnt by the comOf this there hath been redeemed
mittees of assembly, As follows, viz:
The first year, 1786, 20,000 00 Counted and burnt by commit.
2d do. 1787,
20,000 00 tees of assembly, £99273 50
3d do. 1788,
20,000 00 In the treasury,
57 9 3
4th do. by David Rittenhouse Balance outstanding, to be re.
in part, till Nov. 1789, 14027 15 9 deemed,
669 5 9
Principal do. of loan-office mo. £100,000 0 Oney, from Nov. 1787 till November, 1789,
16,530 15 0 The holders of these are entitled by law to payment In the hands of Christian Fe. of principal and interest till the time of redemption, at biger, Esq. of the loan-office mo. the treasury, per act aforesaid. The fund, specially apney, punched,
5732 7 6 propriated to that use, is the sales of the State Islands În the treasury, of and city lots.
taxes and imposts, 6755 6 2 4th. The dollar money, or bills of cre.
Out of which there dit emitted per act of June 1st, 1780,
is due to the late trea. guaranteed by Congress per resolution of
surer, which he was March 18th 1780, upon a contingent event
in advance for the which did not take place, four tenths of
state, about 5600 0 0 which were had immediately by Congress,
1155 6 2 the remaining six tenths by the state, to
Balance, of which 1.24,8,17 81 be applied for the public service, $1,495,000 00 should be redeemed before the Of this there hath been redeemed
end of the present year, leaving as follows, viz:
1.27,736 7 6, the remainder, to Counted and burnt by committees of
be burnt before the end of next assembly $1,391,291
year by the co-operation of the In the treasury
loan-office and 1.20,000 annual The property of the state, in
52,553 15 7 the possession of Thomas Smith,
£150,000 0 0 Esq.
78,642 Balance outstanding, to be re.
II. The grant to the late proprietaries of deemed, and for which the £150,
Pennsylvania per act 27th November, 1779, 000 loan office, principal and in
amounts to l. 130,000 sterling, to be paid them terest, is appropriated per act of
per the said act, and per laws of 9th Febru. 17th March 1786,
ary and March 16th, 1785, in annual instal$1,495,000 00|ments of 1.15,000 sterling; the first payment
to be made September 3d, 1784, with inter5th. The state money, of which 1.500,000
est on those several instalments, per act were ordered to be emitted per act April 7th,
March 28th, 1787, from the time they res1781, for the support of the army, of which
pectively become due until paid. Seven in. there was struck only
£486,500 0 Ostalments, equal to l.105,000 sterling, were Of the above there hath been re
payable the 3d of September, 1790. £120,deemed as follows, viz.
000 sterling will be due and payable Sept. Counted and burnt by the com
3d next; and the remainder, 1.10,000 stermittees of assembly, £461,474 99
ling, will become payable September 3d, In the treasury,
9303 12 4
1792. Balance, to be redeemed by
The principal reduced to Pennsylvania the payments to the land office
£216,666 13 4 of this there is discharged on account
which is generally paid up till of what is due and payable, as follows:
April 10th, 1790; the remainder, Paid at the treasury at sundry
about 1.23,271 13 2, generally times, from 8th February, 1786,
called Unfunded depreciation cer. till Sept. 1790, inclusive, 32,470 62
tificates are on interest at six per Interest on the said payments
cent. from the 10th April 1781, till 1st Jan. 1791,
allowed in payment in the funds
appropriated for their redemp38032 10 5
tion. The funds for sinking the From which deduct the inter.
alienated part of this debt are, est on the several instalments due
the Land office, in common with till January, 1790, 34941 13 4
other certificates for lands taken
3090 17 1 up since July 1784, except in the Remains yet to be discharged,
late purchase, per acts April 1st of which L171,909 2 11 on in
1784, and October 3d 1788; for terest from January 1st, 1791 till
city lots, per act April 8th 1786, paid, and should be paid imme
exclusively, with the funded part diately, per the engagements
of this debt; for forfeited estates, aforesaid, and so much of the ag
per act 18th Dec. 1780, and in gregate revenues as are necessa
the same manner for lands northry are, by act of 16th March, 1785,
west of the Ohio and Allegheny appropriated for this purpose,
213,575 16 3 rivers, and south of the donation
lands in this state, appropriated £216,666 13 4 for redemption of the deprecia
tion certificates per act March III. Certificates were issued in 1780 for
12th 1783. The funds for re. horses and provisions for the use of the
demption of the principal of the army, of which there remains outstand
Funded depreciation certificates ing a balance of
£1649 13 2 are all the above, in common with
the unfunded; and in addition, There are settled, and not paid; toge.
they are receivable, in common ther with what part will probably be
with the Certificates of funded claimed before 1st January next, payable.
debt, for a proportion of threein state money of 1781, per resolution of
fourths of the arrears of purchase assembly 8th April, 1782, about
£400 0 0 money and interest of lands sold Balance, estimated irredeemable, if not
before the opening of the land applied for before the 1st of January next,
office in July 1784, per act per act December 4th, 1789,
1249 13 2 March 29th 1788, and for lands
in last Indian purchase, per act
£627,585 11 4 III. Certificates were directed to be issued for depreciation of pay till August
V. According to act of Assembly March 1780, of the Pennsylvania line in the late
21st 1783, 300,000 dollars were directed army, officers of the hospital and medical
to be prepared, to pay the interest on cer. department, and the state navy, per acts
tificate of debts of the United States to December 18th, 1780, April 10th, 1781,
citizens of this state
$300,000 00 April 13th 1782, April 8th 1785, Sept.
Of this there was not perfect. 22d 1785 and March 8th 1786, the amount
ed or issued, but burnt by a com. of which debt is
£627,585 11 4 mittee of Assembly . . 133,428 50 Of which there hath been redeemed, viz:
Sum paid out in interest, as diPaid in part in bills of credit
rected by law
166,571 50 April, 1781 and in specie,
$300,000 00 about
144,000 00 Redeemed by the sales of for
The above súm to be redeemed brought feited estates,
down 52,196 11 3
Of which there hath been redeemed, riz: Do by the sales of lands and
Counted and burnt by comcity lots, paid into the land-office,
mittees of Assembly
166,096 75 127,199 3 11 Escheated to the state per act
In the Treasury
Balance outstanding, which 26th March, 1786, 57,540 00
the possessors were entitled to Part of sundry errors, to am't. of 29230 12 7, discovered by
receive out of the supplies of
1783, per the act aforesaid, 464 75 John Nicholson in the settlement
$166,571 50 of the Auditors, some of which were rectified out of their ac.
VI. By acts April 1st 1784 and March counts for pay afterwards, and
30th 1785, certificates are directed to be is. some not yet recovered, 4378 30
sued for all balances due by the state, on inBalance outstanding, of which
terest from July 1st 1783, except in a few such as remained unalienated at
particular cases, as directed in the act of the time of making the first de.
March 3d 1790, where the interest of the mand of interest, per acts March
certificates to be issued to Messrs. Cox, Va. 21st and Sept. 20th 1783, ma
lendigham and Sweringen, is directed to king about l.219,000, is on inter.
commence September 1st 1783; and by act cst at six per cent. per annum,
of 27th March 1790, where the interest of payable out of the excise, and
certificates to be issued for the acconnts of