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vernor,and acquaint him that by a message received from people of Pennsylvania had put into my hands, a small him yesterday, by JohnPumpshear, the Indian Interpreter present to relieve you and your wives and children, in we perceive the Governor is apprehensive that we have their present distresses, I now think it further necessary had or intend to bave some conference with the India to inform you, that a part of this present was given by ans now come to town relative to the affairs of Govern- the people called Quakers, the descendants of those who ment, and therefore we think it necessary to inform the first came over to this country, with your old friend Governor, that we have not bad any such conferences William Penn, as a particular testimony of their regard with them, and to repeat what we said when we first and affection for the Indians, and their earnest desire waited on bim, that our sole purpose in coming and to promote the good work of peace in which we are waiting here is to be assistant as far as may be in our now engaged.” power, in promoting the work of restoring peace in a On consideration of which it is unanimously agreed, manner consistent with our stations and circumstances, that we should consent to bis delivering them, but in and the respect due to him as our Governor.

order that the Indians may know what part of the goods · In the evening the said four Friends delivered the were provided by Friends, that a list of them should be message, with some of the reasons for our coming up; delivered the Interpreter, to be communicated to them &c. The Governor positively denied* that he had sent when he has the most suitable opportunity, and a String us any message by Pumpshear, treated us civilly, and of Wampum was provided to be delivered by the Gorepeatedly, assured us of receiving with pleasure and vernor, with the speech he has promised to make on duly considering, any hints or intimations we might delivering the goods. think proper, to give of such matters as might appear to 31st.-An express having arrived from Philadelphia us necessary to be regarded on the present occasion; last evening, with the news of Lord Loudon's arrival at but of our intended presents to the Indians, which we New York, and the declaration of war against France, again mentioned to him, he did not take the least no the Governor determined this day to declare war, and tice. We hinted the apprehensions we had of the In- afterwards to close his conferences with the Indians, dians suspecting our being deficient in regard to them, &c. And accordingly at 12 o'clock, after the declaraas to avoid offence we had declined seeing or speaking tion of war, the Governor delivered the presents, closed with them, excepting the interviews at our first coming the conferences and invited all the company present, Inand the short time they unexpectedly spent in supping dians and others to dine with him, suitable provision bewith us, and we found that Captain Newcastle and the ing made for that purpose, and the weather being fine, Interpreter were both much concerned to find us laid about 150 of us dined under a booth, the Governor beunder such constraint.

having with great civility and openness, in a manner which

28th, 7 month. gave universal satisfaction; most of the people called In the morning we had notice of the Governor's in- Quakers, intending this afternoon to set out homewards tention of speaking to the Indians, and by attending at immediately after dinner, taking leave of the Governor the time ani place, and crowding ourselves in, obtained and Teedyuscung, at which time the king addressing admission, and kept minutes of what was said by and himself to us all, said, viz: to them. In the afternoon some of us visited the Mo. “Now we have made this good beginning of the ravian settlements of Nazareth Christian's, Bern and work of peace, I desire you may let it be known to all Gnadenthal, and were highly delighted with the econ. your people far and near, I will do the same among our omy of the families, and with the extraordinary im- people, and I hope you will bear of no more mischief provements of every kind, which notwithstanding their being done. If I should hear of any being intended infancy, much exceed any thing in America.

against you, I will do my utmost to give you notice of it, 29th.—The Governor again met the Indians, and we but do not let this cause you to be quite off your guard, obtained admittance as at first, and kept minutes of perhaps some of the Ohio Indians may come over the most that was said, though the hasty and inconsiderate river, without my knowing of it, but if I do know, you method in which the Indian's answers were receivel,ren- shall certainly be informed of it. der it impracticable to be so exact, as the importance During the Treaty, several Friends who could not atof the occasion and subject required.

tend it, were employed in soliciting subscriptions, and In the evening Friends met together and agreed that after our return we had concluded to prosecute the apAnthony Morris, John Evans, William Brown and Jon: plication, but met with an unexpected interruption, a athan Mifflin, should again wait upon the Governor, and report being in a few days brought us from Bethlehem, repeat the assurances we had before given of our dispo- that the Indians had soon after their setting out from sition to promote the business in which he is engaged Fort Allen, made a cantico and burnt all the goods prein the manner most agreeable to bim,and to let him know sented to them, and that all expectations of any good ef. we are desirous of his consent :o our delivering a pre- fect from our pacific measures were blasted this story sent to the Indians, or that he would be so kind as to de. was propagated with great industry by many wbo apliver it for us, as a testimony of our regard for them, peared desirous of obstructing our proceedings, and beand of our hearty desire to improve the confidence they ing told circumstantially by the Moravians who bad it have expressed they have in us to the public benefit from an Indian woman, who had left the Indians and They on their return informed us, that the Governor de- come down to Bethlehem, though some of us were so clared positively that he should not permit Friends to fully satisfied of the sincerity of Teedyuscung's intento deliver their present to the Indians, nor did it appear tions when we parted with him, that we could not beto him proper that he should deliver it for us, but that lieve it, yet we thought it nost prudent to defer the ur. he would consult his Council, and give us a positive ging any further proceeding for the present. About answer in the morning,

£1800 being then subscribed in this city,--we re

301h, 7 month. mained without further intelligence, till about 121h, 10 The Governor by one of his Council, notified us that month. We were informed that some Indians were como if we would consent to pat our goods together with to Easton with four or five prisoners, and advice that those provided at the public expense, he would deliver Teedyuscung and about one hundred Indians were on them with the following speech, viz:

this side Wyoming. We then thought it necessary to “ Brethren,-I acquainted you yesterday that the be prepared to give all the assistance in our power to

promote the work of peace: And our adversaries *Our first intelligence was from one of his Council, that were not less industrious in contriving every obstacle he had sent such a message and it was at his instance, and discouragement in their power. Governor Denny, we were induced to send the answer, the same Coun- who had arrived soon after the last Treaty, had on sevcellors were present when he denied it, as had heard eral occasional conversations appeared well disposed to him deliver the message, &c.

our design, but on being now applied to, discovered a

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METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER,
Extract from the Meteorological Register, taken at the

State Capitol-Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,
BI WILLIAM MUSGRAVE, Librarian.

OCTOBER, 1831.

The wind has been 7 days East of the meridian, 22
days West of it, and 2 days North.
There was rain on the 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 22, 23, 27, 31st.
The heaviest rains on the 4th, 10, 11, 22, 23d.
Frost on the 7th, 20, 21, 28, 29, 30th.

This month was 91° colder than last Sept. and 4° col. der than Oct. 1830.

This month has been (notwithstanding some heavy rains) very favorable for farmers to finish their sowing, and getting in their abundant harvest of corn, potatoes and other vegetables.

Days of Week.

Days of the Month.
Morning temperat
Noon temperature.
Night temperature
Mean temp. of day

Highest in Morn.

Highest at Noon,
Highest in Even.
Mean height of Ba.
rometer each day

WINDS

76

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ses.

From the Philadelphia Gazette.
PROCEEDINGS OF COUCILS.

TAURSDAY EVENING, Nov. 10, 1831.

SELECT COUNCIL.-Messrs. Hory, LIPPINcort,
Thermometer.
Barometer.

and NEFF presented petitions for the introduction of Saturday | 1|44|61|58|54; 29.76176172129.741! W

Gas into the city, which were referred to a Select ComSunday 252168169163

66|57|56 59 W mittee of three members of each Council, and Messrs. Monday 3 58 73172167 54 46/48 49 W

LIPPINCOTT, NEFF and PETtit, of the Select Council, Tuesday 4160174 65 66 4026 20 28 SW

and Messrs. WETHENILL, Moss and LEIMAN of the ComWednesd| 5 56 58 52 55 20/2534 26 W

mon Council, were appointed the Committee, The Thursday 6465448 49 48/55/65

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following is a copy of the petition.
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To the Select and Common Councils of the City of Sunday 964 64!52160 3013042 34 W

Philadelphia, Monday 1044 46 42 44 45 40 37 40 NE Your memoralists, citizens of Philadelphia, respectTuesday 11/40/41 42141 2713845 36 N fully solicit the attention of your honourable bodies to Wednesd 12 40/52 46 46 60160166 62 NW

the expediency and propriety of erecting, at the es. Thursday 13 38 57 60 51 70/60/55 61 W

pense of the Corporation, suitable works for the supply Friday 14160172 60.64 6016676

67 W

of GAS, for lighting the public streets and private hou. Saturday 1:5 41|60 54151 90.86 87 87 E

They are impressed with the belief, that the Cor. Sunday 16:51 6316058 857977 80 SE

poration of Philadelphia, availing itself of the experiMonday 1716068 62/63 75/70166 701 W ence of other Cities in tbe United Siates and in Europe, Tuesday 18 52168 58 59 65 50 60 581 W

may now embark in such a project with decided advanWednesd|19|48|53 52 51 66 64/62 64 W

tage, and with a certainty of avoiding every reasonable Thursday 20 40 52 51 47 70170170 70 W

objection on the score of inconvenience or expense. Friday 121|40|61 60 53 70 6670 68 W

They believe, moreover, that when Gas Work's shall Saturday 22 50 60 60 56 777775 76 SW

have been erected on a proper plan, the City may deSunday 2360|686865 67 58 52

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rive such a profit from the sale of light to private esMonday 24 54 62 52j56 4050631

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tablishments, as will repay the expense of lighting our Tuesday 25 44 59 48 50 85 8787

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streets in superior style, and at no very distant period, Wednesdi26 4465 58/55 93 78178 83 SWE sink the capital originally expended.' If these views Thursday 27 53 48 40147

65168177 701 N E be correct, your honourable bodies will not besFriday 28 35 38 37 36 75 80184 791 N

itate to adopt a measure, so important to the conveni. Saturday 29 32 54,4343

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ence and security of many private individuals, and so Sunday 30|3256|47 45 30163157 66

well calculated, by increasing the light of our sireets, Monday 131 44'54 49 49 23 20123

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to aid the operations of the general police.

Your memorialists, therefore, pray that this subject Mean temperature and height from 3 daily observations. may meet the prompt attention of your honourable bo

dies and they will, &c. Thermometer.

Barometer. Maximum on 2d, 67° Maximumon 29th, 29.92 in. Sed remonstrances against changing Drawbridge wharf

Messrs. WORRELL, Groves an! Lippincott present. Minimum on 28th, 36° | Minimum on 5th, 29.26

for Steam Boat purposes. The annexed is one of them. Difference, 31° | Difference, 00.66 in

Tb the Honourable the Select and Common Councils of Mean, 51° ) Mean, 29.59 in

the City of Philadelphia.

The memorial of the subscribers respectfully repreOn the 4th Noon Therm. at 74o the highest.

sentsOn the 28th, Noon at

32 the lowest.

That they are in the habit of consuming annually Range in the month,

large quantities of cordwood in their business, a con

siderable portion of which they have been accustomed On the 29th, Noon Barom, at 29.95 in. the highest. to purchase at the Drawbridge, that being the most On the 4th, Even, at

29.20 in the lowest. convenient public landing to many of them, where they Range in the month,

00.75

have been accommodated for several years past on fais

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terms and entirely to their satisfaction. They therefore amount yet remains uncancelled, and stands at my credobserve with regret that your honourable bodies have it on the books of the Treasury, agreeably to the testiunder consideration the propriety of changing said mony of Corn's. Stevenson, Esq. the present Treasurer. wharf into a landing for steam boats. To this measure I beg you therefore, to have the goodness to lay my they think there are several strong objections. They claim before Councils, and to request the payment will briefly mention a few of them.

of the principal with such interest as is, in such cases First. The public wharves already appropriated to allowed. steam boat landings are more than sufficient for that With great respect, your obd't humble srev't. purpose. As evidence of this, they would remark

ROBERT E. GRIFFITH. that the want of occupancy has rendered it necessary Joun M. Scott, Esq. to reduce the rent of Race street landing during the President of the Select Council. present season.

There is standing on the Books, of the City TreasSecond. A heavy expense is necessarily incurred in order to fit any of our wharves for steamboat landings. free of Interest” a balance of twenty-two dollars, which

urer, at the credit of “Certificates of Stock, Loans made Between15 and 20,000 dollars have already been expended on those now appropriated for that purpose, and it appears to have been loaned by Robert E. Griffith, Esq.

on the 26th October, 1812. is found by experience that a rent commensurate there

CORNELIUS STEVENSON, City Treasurer, with cannot be derived from them. As a proof of this, 1000 dollars per annum was offered for Race street as

C. T. 0. October 19, 1831. a wood wharf and refused, $4,363 78 was expended on Resolved, &c. That the Mayor be and he is hereby it to fit it for a steam boat landing, and it now brings authorized to draw his warrants on the City Treasurer, but $750 per annum.

in favor of Robert E. Griffith, for the sum of twentyThird. It is believed that the cost of fitting the two dollars, being for so much money lent and advance Drawbridge wharf for steam boat purposes, would not cd by him, in 1812, to be applied with other sums, to fall short of the whole of the others collectively which the improvement of Blackberry alley. have been so altered, in addition to which the culvert

The following communication was received from that now discharges its contents into the Drawbridge Mr. Timothy Caldwell, and was referred to the paving duck, must render the situation unpleasant and highly committee. objectionable as a landing for steam boats.

Fourth., The Drawbridge including the old Fish. To the Honourable Select and Common Councils of the house yields an average annual income of near 4000

City of Philadelphia, dollars, while the three steam boat landings yield but Gentlemen-I propose to dig out to the proper gra. 4,350 dollars. The present revenue of the Drawbridge duation, Schuylkill Second street, from the north side in case of a change, must be nearly lost to the city, as of Locust street, to the south side of George street, and it is shown by the state of Race street wharf that an in- George street from the west side of Schuylkill Second crease cannot be calculated upon from steam boats.

street, to Schuylkill Third street, for the loom and clay Fifth. The Drawbridge is the only landing for wood contained therein. I will deliver the kelly, or black within the city limits, if it should be changed the sup- earth, and rubbish on the surface of the same to any ply of the very important article of fire wood must be place not exceeding the distance of three squares that drawn entirely from the county at an increase of at least you may be pleased to direct, and I will give satisfacto12} cents per cord for carting, which on on 24,000 ry security for the faithful performance of the same, to cords (which is about the quantity landed at the Draw- be completed at any time, or times that you may deem bridge) would operate as a tax of 3000 dollars per an- proper-and am, gentleman, very respectfully, your num on the city, moreover many of the persons who most ob't sery't.

TIMO'Y CALDWELL. hold landings in the county are known to speculate in November 7th, 1831, the article of wood, which would furnish an additional

Mr. WORRELL as Chairman of the Committee on un. opportunity to tax the city: but that is not the only evil which would attend that system. The corder is finished business, made the following report, which was necessarily the judge of quantity between the buy- laid on the table. er and seller, it would therefore be bis interest to take

The Committee appointed to inquire and report as much and give as little wood as possible for a cord; whether any unfinished business of the last Council reas the whole gain in the measure would then be his own. mains to be acted on by the present Council, beg leave This latter evil is not ideal.

to report the following items as remaining undisposed Your memorialists might go on to enumerate other of:objections to the contemplated alteration: but they

No. 1. Dec. 23, 1830. A Committee was appointed think the foregoing sufficient to induce your honorable to inquire into the expediency of lighting the city with bodies to examine the subject thoroughly, after which gas, (No report.) they are persuaded you will concur with them in opin. No. 2. Jan. 27, 1821. A communication from Wilion that ihe public good does not require any change liam Rush, Esq. relative to the improvement of the in the public landings at the present time, either for Navigation of the river Schuylkill, was received and the accommodation of the steam boats or otherwise. referred to a Committee, who on the 6th of October, They therefore pray, that the further consideration of 1831, made a report, recommending the subject to the the subject may be dismissed and the Drawbridge land- early consideration of the next Councils, which was ing permitted to continue as a wood wharf.

agreed to. The following letter was received from Robert E. No. 3. April 27, 1831. A report from the commit.. Griffith, Esq. which after being read,

tee on the Drawbridge and Lombard street Lots, rela. Mr. Duane, offered the annexed resolution which tive to the purchase of a lot for City purposes, was re

ceived from Common Council and laid on the table. was agreed to by both Councils.

No. 4, A communication from B. Chew, Jr. relative PAILADELPHIA, Oct. 1831. to marsh lands on the west side of the Shuylkill, was Sir-In the year 1812, I advanced, along with other received June 30, 1831, and referred to a committee. proprietors of property on Blackberry alley, $22 to (No. report.) James Smith, Esq. then Treasurer of the Corporation, No. 5. June 16, 1831. A Commmunication from the to be repaid in four years without interest, the others Marine Railway Company, relative to the introduction who advanced, were I believe, all repaid at the expira. of the Schuylkill water, was received and referred to tion of that period. The certificate for my proportion the Watering Committee. (No report.) was either not taken up, or by some means mislaid, the No. 6, A Communication from J. E. James, request

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ing to be relieved from payment of interest on a bond 2. Resolved by the Select and Common Councils, to Franklin's Legacy, was received and referred to the that it shall be the duty of the said joint committee to Committee on the Legacy. (No report.)

revise the ordinances of the City and the acts of AssemNo. 7. July 14. A Communication from the Ken. bly relating thereto, and they have authority to call to sington District, relative to a supply of Schuylkill wa. their aid the Solicitor or any other officer of the Corpo-, ter for that District, was received and referred to the ration, and that they have leave to report by bill or othWatering Committee. (No report.)

erwise." No. 8. July 14. The Committee on Independence, Mr. LIPPINCOTT as Chairman of the Committee of Washington and Franklin Squares, were instructed 10 Ways and Means reported an ordinance authorizing the inquire into the expediency of erecting Fountain's in Mayor to borrow $35,000 reimbursable in 1863—the all or any of them. (No report.)

money to be appropriated to city expenditures, No. 9. July 21. A Committee was instructed to in Mr. WORRELL offered the annexed resolution which quire into the expediency of removing the old Engine was adopted, and Messrs. Worrell, Massey, Okie and house, and improving the lot corner of Chesnut and Fritz, were appointed the committee. Schuylkill Front street. (No report.)

Resolved, That a committee of two members of each No. 10. August 11. A Conmittee was appointed to Councils bé appointed to inquire into and report the co-operate with the Wardens in raising a sloop sunk in origin and present state of the funds held by this Corthe river Delaware, near South street. (No report.) poration, in trust by bequest or otherwise for the pur

No. 11. August 25. A Committee was appointed to chase of wood for the City of Philadelphia. inquire whether any measures ought to be adopted by Mr. WONRkLL offered the following resolution which Councils relative to the speed of steam boats on the was agreed to. Delaware. (No report.)

Item of unfinished business-Petition of J. E. James, No. 12. August 25, An additional report from the praying for release of interest to committee on Frank Committee appointed to inquire into the expediency of lin and Scott's legacy. improving the City property on the Schuylkill, south Mr. WORRELL Offered the annexed resolution which of the Permanent Bridge, was read and laid on the ta was agreed to, and Messrs. Worrell, Fox, Coryell and ble.

Mayberry were appointed the committee. No. 13. Sept. 8. A Petition from sundry citizens Resolved, That an item of unfinished business (No. 4 praying alterations in the names of the streets, running in the report of S.Council), viz. a letter from B. Chew, norib and south, west of Broad street, was read and Jr., relating to marsh lands on west side of the Schuyllaid on the table.

kill be referred to a special committee of two members No. 14. Sept. 25. A Resolution relative to the lose from each Council, and Engine Companies running on the pavement, was Mr. Duane called up for consideration the resolution read and laid on the table.

he offered at a previous meeting relative to engraving No. 15. Oct. 6. An Ordinance to regulate the set- the Declaration of Independence, which was amended to ting and re-setting of curb stones, was read and laid on read thus: the table.

Resolved, &c. That the Committee on the State The following Ordinances have been received from House and Independent Square, under whose direction the Common Council, and not disposed of in Select the Hall of Independence is about to be restored, as far Council.

as practicable, to the state in which it existed on the An Ordinance relative to the Markets.

4th of July 1776, be and they are hereby authorized to An Ordinance relating to the High street Market cause the declaration of independence with the signaPlace,

tures thereto, to be engraved upon a plate of brass or An Ordinance relating to tlie Second street Market such other material as may be deemed suitable to the Place.

purpose, in all respects as closely as is possible in the An Ordinance relating to the cording of wood and style of the original writing, and to cause the plate so rates of wharfage at the public landings.

prepared to be inserted as a pannel or otherwise in the . Mr. Wonnell offered the annexed resolution which inost appropriate part of the Hall of Independence:was adopted, and Messrs. Worrell, Fox, Sexton, and and was passed. Fearon were appointed the committee.

COMMON COUNCIL.-Messrs. Patterson, Hood, BaResolved, That a committee of two members of each ker, Oldenburg and Wetherill, presented remonstranCouncil be appointed to distribute, during the winter, ces against changing the Drawbridge wharf to steam the wood already purchased for the necessitous poor. boat purposes, which were referred to the committee on

Mr. Pettit, as chairman of the committee on the re- that subject. vised ordinances made the followng report and resolu. Several petitions were presented for the introduction tions which were agreed to, and Messrs. Pettit, Duane, of Gas Lights into the city which was referred to the Wetherill and Lehman, were appointed the committee. same committee as those presented to the Select Coun

The joint committee appointed to consider and re. cil. port whether any, and if any, what measures ought to The following communication was received from the be adopted relative to the subject of a revision of “The City Commissioners, and was referred to the committee ordinances of the Corporation of the city of Philadel on markets. phia, and the acts of Assembly, relating thereto," report: That they have carefully considered the matter refer

City Commissioners' Office, Nov. 10, 1831. red to them, and are of opinion that the revision in to the President and members of the Common Council. question is highly expedient. The measures which Gentlemen—The City Commissioners respectfully state they think ought to be pursued are embraced in the to Council that by an ordinance of May 22, 1799, it is following resolutions, which are respectfully submitted. made their duty "to repair and keep in repair the mar

1. Resolved by the Select and Common Councils, ket houses, &c.” and as the roof of the market house That a joint committee of two members of each Coun- | in High street, between Third and fourth streets, is in cil be appointed, to whom shall be referred the follows a very bad state, they would wish that Councils would ing items of unfinished business found on the minutes of permit them to have the said roof repaired. It should of the late Councils, viz.

be done before the winter commences, as many of the First- A bill entitled an ordinance relating to the stall-holders are determined to relinquish their stalls. markets.

This market produces an interest of more than twenty Second-A bill entitled an ordinance relating to the per cent to the city, and in the opinion of the CommisHigh street market place.

sioners, ought to be attended to. Third-A bill entitled an ordinance relating to the By order of the City Commissioners, Second street market place.

ROBERT H. SMITH, City Clerk.

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Mr. BAKER, as chairman of the Paving Committee, Resolved, By the Select and Common Councils, that made the three following reports and resolutions annex. the clerks be directed to have printed 500 copies of the ed, which were adopted by both Councils.

Rules and Regulations of Councils, for the use of the The Paving Committee to whom was referred the members thereof, and that the expense of the same be petition of a number of persons requesting Elizabeth charged to appropriation No. 21: street to be paved: Report, That they have viewed said Which was passed by the Common Council, but was street and are of opinion it should be paved, and offer laid on the table in the Select Council. the following resolution:

Mr. Fritz as Chairman of the committee to examine Resolved, That the City Commissioners under the the minutes of the last Council, made the annexed resuperintendance of the Paving Committee, pave Eliza- port which was adopted. beth street, and charge the same to appropriation No. 1. The committee appointed to examine the minutes of

The Paving Conimittee to whom was referred the the last Councils, and report any unfinished business, pel, pon of a number of persons requesting Linden st. beg leave to report that they have examined the mi. to paved: Report, That they have viewed said street nutes of the last Council and find the following items and are of opinion it should be paved, they therefore of unfinished business. offer the following resolution:

Itein No. 1. A committee was appointed in pur. Resolved, That the City Commissioners under the suance of the recommendation of the City Commis. Superintendance of the Paving Committee, pave Shue. sioners, in relation to Chesnut street landing on the maker street, and charge the same to appropriation Schuylkill, which committee have not reported. No. 1,

Item No. 2. The subject of the purchase of a lot Mr. Hood, as Chairman of the Committee to whom for city purposes generally, was referred to the early was referred the petition of Messi's. Hollingshead, Plati consideration of the next Councils.& Co. made the following report and resolution, which Item No. 3. An ordinance in relation to Logan were adopted by Common Council, but were laid on Square, was read a second time on the 6th of October the table in the Select Council for the present.

1831, and laid on the table. The Committee to whom was referred the petition Item No. 4. The communication of Wm. Rush, of Hollingshead, Platt & Co. in relation to the exten- Esq. was on the 6th of October 1831, referred to the sion and improvement of Clifford's alley, report early consideration of the next Councils. All which

That it appears, the petitioners, are desirous of ex. is respectfully submitted. tending their wharves, about forty feet further east, on Mr. Fritz offered the following resolutions, which the north side of said alley, so as to front the river on a were adopted by both Councils, and Messrs. Moss, line with Stephen Girard's on the south. And that, in Coryell, Worrell and Fox, were appointed the Coinmitmaking this improvement, they are anxious that Countee on No. 1.-anil Messrs. Fritz, Baker, Johnson cils should direct, that the said alley should be extend. an1 Groves were appointed the Committee on No. 2. ed in conjunction with them. They (in their own pe Resolved, That Item No. 1, be referred to a special tition) propose to Councils to compleie it at their own Committee of two from each Council. expense, Councils allowing them a fair compensation, Resolved, that item No. 2, be referred to a special or should Councils deem it expedient to improve it un Committee of two from each Council der their own directions they propose paying six per Resolvell, That item No. 3, be referred to the Comcent., as a rent on the amount of the expenditures, or mittee on Logan and Penn Squares. should Councils let it to the highest bidder they are Resolved, That item No. 4, be referred to Commito ready to make proposals for the same.

tee on Chesnut, Mulberry and Sassafras street wharves. To the last proposition your committee would recom Mr. Baker called up for consideration, the resoluu mend to Councils the propriety of adhering. And your tion sent in by the Select Conncil relative to the Decommittee, (after viewing the premises) are of the opin. claration of Independence, which was agreed to, and ion, that the improvement contemplated by the peti. Mr. Baker called for the ayes and nays on the passage tioners, will be of considerable advantage to that neigh of the resolution, which was agreed to; and the ayes bourhood, in as much as it will have a tendency to facili were Messrs. Fritz, Okie, Hood, Ryan, Oldenburg, tate the passage of drays and other vehicles along that Horn, Fearon, Mayberry, Coryell, Leiper, Wetherill, front, the passage from which is now, and has for years Moss, Sexton, and Page-14. been much obstructed.

Nays-Messrs. Baker, Leliman and Patterson-3. And taking into consideration the range of warehous. Agreeably to ordinance, the Select Council appointes, the petitioners contemplate erecting on that front, ed Messrs. Massey, Lippincott andl Petrit, the Commit. and extending their wharves out a suitable distance. tee on the Sinking Fund, and the Common Council

Your committee are of the opinion, that while Coun appointed Messrs. Oldenburg, Moss and Sexton, on cils are certain of a sufficient revenue to cover the their part. amount of the expenditures (which will not exceed five bundred dollars), it is but justice to the parties concern. ed to cause the said alley to be paved.

From the Berwick Gazetie. Your committee therefore beg leave to offer the fol. lowing resolution:

PROSPECTS OF THE NORTIL BRANCH CANAL. Resolved, By the Select and Common Councils, that it is expedient to extend and improve Clifford's alley, from Nanticoke to the West Branch, and we understand

The North Branch Canal is now in navigable order, so soon as Hollingshead, Platt & Co. are prepared to the Canal Commissioners have given orders to the Colextend their wharves north of the same. Mr. Baker offered the annexed Resolution which lectors, I receive Tolls at this place, and at Northum.

berland. was passed by the Common Council, but was laid on the table in the Select Council.

Although much difficulty has been encountered, ini Resolverl, By the Select and Common Councils, that filling the lower end of the Canal with water, owing to the City Commissioners be, and they are hereby au

a wilful mistake, in placing the feeder at too great a thorised in conjunction with the Market Committee, to distance from its junction, which may yet in dry seahave the necessary repairs done forth with to the roof sons be a serious detriment to the navigation;-yet the of the Market-house in High street, between Third and expectations of the friends of the canalling system will Fourth streets, and that the expense thereof be charg- be, we believe, fully realized. ed to appropriation No. 14.

The amount of tonnage which will pass this canal, Mr. Skaton offered a Resolution which was amend. cannot be fairly estimated at the present time; but from ed so as to read thus:

the large amount of the produce, lumber, &c. which VOL. VIII.

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