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On all articles not enumerated, passing southward and eastward, per ton per mile Explanateon.-Cattle, horses, and all other live stock, the raw hides of domestic animals, are to be considered within the term "agricultural productions" and each horse is to be estimated at 6 cwt.

On boats made and used chiefly for the transportation of property per mile

On boats used chiefly for the transportation of persons, 25 cents per mile, or ten cents per mile on the boat, and one cent per mile on each passenger over eight years of age at the election of the proprietors; Provided, They render such satisfactory accounts of the number of passengers, as may be required, and make such election when their boats commence business for the season.

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On brick, lime and stone, unwrought or rough hewn

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On hemp and tobacco going eastward

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Lumber of all kinds in rafts or platforms, at the rate per thousand feet board measure


There are 769 students now attached to the University of Pennsylvania: of whom 394 are in the Medical Department (exclusive of 20 graduates who continue to attend the lectures,) 97 in the collegiate, 120 in the grammar, and 158 in the charity schools.-Morn. Journ.

The following are the nett balances of the fees received by the officers named in 1829, deducting expenses: Inspector of ground oak bark, $4,650

Two inspectors of domestic distilled spirits, 2,461 Inspector of salted provisions,

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The navigation of the Delaware has continued interrupted all the week-sleds have been passing upon the ice. On Sunday afternoon, (7th inst.) a snow storm commenced, which continued during the night-on Monday morning there were about 5 or 6 inches in depth of snow upon the ground-and the sleighing continued pretty good until Thursday, (the 11th,) when a thaw commenced, which destroyed it.

DAUPHIN COUNTY. Rates and Levies for 1829.

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289 paupers admitted into the house during the year


simply having a copper reservoir set into the throat of a wide kitchen chimney where it is kept always full by the common apparatus of a pipe and ball, and lever, The ball on the end of the lever floats on the surface, and when any water is drawn off, the ball falling raises the other end, which fitting into the leaden conductor, admits more water till the reservoir is again filled; from the latter the heated fluid is conveyed to the kitchen, as well as to the bath house, in the first, of which it an

322 paupers, of which some eloped and some dismis-swers for all the uses of washing, scrubbing, &c. and in

sed in same year.

50 paupers died in the house during the same year.

133 paupers at present in the house.

38 out door paupers admitted during same year.

24 out door paupers died in same year,

55 out door paupers discontinued same year. 11 out door paupers at this time.

14 children bound out to trades.

1 child born in the house same year.

Statement respecting the public school established by the commissioners of Dauphin county, in pursuance of an act assembly entitled "An act authorising the commissioners of Dauphin county, to establish a public school in the borough of Harrisburg, on the Lancasterian system."

In the year ending January 5, 1829; the whole number of children taught in the said shool was two hundred and seventy eight.


The number of children taught in the said school, during the same year, whose parents, guardians or friends, have defrayed or agreed to defray any part or the whole of the expenses of their tuition, was ninety The amount received during the same year, for the tuition of children whose parents, guardians, or friends have agreed to defray the whole or any part of the expense of their tuition is forty six dollars and thirty seven cents. The amount due for the tuition of children during the same year, whose parents, guardians or friends have agreed to pay the whole or any part thereof, is one hundred and seventy seven dollars and thirty six cents. The whole amount due in three years for the tuition of children whose parents, guardians or friends have agreed to defray the whole or any part of the expenses thereof, is six hundred and fifty six dollars and ninety three cents.

It appears by the county accounts that

$728 11, were paid for the tuition of poor children. 1767 20, for building for Lancasterian School,

46 89, for articles, for ditto,

281 43, for stationary for ditto,

46 25, for coal,

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New Article for a Philadelphia Parlour.

The great abundance and excellence of the Schuylkill water now distributed through thirty-six miles of iron pipe in this city and liberties, has given rise to a new article of parlour furniture. A gentleman has lately erected in his dining room a very handsome classical Japaned urn, through the top of which rises a neat silver pipe, somewhat resembling the mineral water fountains, connected in the usual manner with the hydrant mains. To make the water of an agreeable temperature for summer, the pipe is carried to the bottom of a cold well, where it is coiled in such a manner as to expose a considerable surface to the action of the well water; thus by allowing the parlour fount to run a few minutes, the water is forced from the bottom of the well, having the temperature almost of an ice house in the warmest weather. The whole is so arranged as to be extremely ornamental,the waste water being carried off through the floor to the yard. It will no doubt be imitated by others. The plan of having a perpetual warm bath is becoming quite common. It is arranged by

the latter affords the never failing luxury of a warm bath. Every house where the Schuylkill water is introduced, should possess this really economical apparatus. -Saturday Bulletin.

Account of Wheat and Rye Flour and Corn Meal inspected at Philadelphia for 1829:

Whest Flour, 297,206 bbls. Rye Flour, 39 523 bbls. Corn Meal, 7,710 hhds,

Do. do, 18,888 bbls.

NOTICE. The Inspector, of Flour in office, until 16th March last, has made no official return, and that made by his successor was in such a form that an account of the different kinds and qualities of Flour cannot be had from it, nor can we give the quarterly inspections, but the above is sufficiently correct for mercantile purposes. -Price Current.

The average quantity of flour inspected for the last five years, is 539,861 1.5, of which 50,000 barrels per year come down the Susquehanna from Pennsylvania and New York. Very little of the flour received here is inspected before it arrives. At New York a large part is inspected before it arrives.- Baltimore Paper.

A Panther, seven feet eight inches long, was shot at West Bethlehem, Pa. recently, after a chase of a mile by several citizens. It is said there is another in the vi. cinity.

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VOL. V.-NO. 8.




Communicated for the "Register of Pennsylvania." January 28, 1683. Thomas Winn, Speaker of the General Assembly, ordered that the Members who absented themselves from the deliberations of the House without good cause, shall pay a fine of twelve pence sterling for every such offence.

consequently had not infringed upon their rights.1701. Jurors entitled to receive eight pence a day; witnesses two shillings each.

the inhabitants, into a city. Philadelphia incorporated this year, by the request of

house and Prison in the city of Philadelphia. 1704. Arrangements made for the erection of a Court

Augnst 16. The country members lodging out of the to attend their duties in the House of Assembly. city were unable from the violence of the wind and rain.

October 15. The Assembly were required to meet on Sunday. They met and organized, then adjourned to meet on Monday the 16th.

March 16, 1685. Patrick Robinson, Clerk of the Provincial Courts was required by the Assembly to appear before them with the Records of the Court, but refusing compliance he was taken into custody by order of the House for refusal to obey the commands of the House, and voted incapable of exercising the duties of any pub-ness in the spring.

lic office thereafter.

Nicholas Moore for contempt of the authority of the House was expelled.

1689. March 13. John White informed the Governor that he was unable to attend to his duty as a Member of Assembly, being in prison at New Castle. The fact being made known to the Assembly, they commanded the Sheriff to place John White at freedom. John White took his seat in the House, on the 17th; but on that night John Claypoole, Sheriff, broke open the door of the chamber when John White was preparing to go to bed, and carried him off to confinement.

1694. March 23. David Jamison informed the House of Assembly, that the Five Nations of Indians had been corrupted by the French, and had withdrawn their friendship for Pennsylvania.

1694. The Speaker informed the House of Assembly that the King's Attorney, in London, expected to receive from them the sum of twenty guineas for read ing the several laws transmitted to the King and Council in London.

NOTE.-When the Members of the General Assembly first met in the city of Philadelphia, they hired a room and paid the expense. The country members took lodgings out of the city, and walked in to attend the meeting, frequently bringing their dinners with them. 1695. July 9. The House of Assembly met at Sarah Whitpain's room, and each member agreed to pay their proportion, and charge it to the respective county. July 10. Judges allowed ten shilling a day for their


July 25. John Claypoole presented to the Governor by the House of Assembly, as a man of Ill Fame; and

that he be removed from office.

1698. March 13. William Morton sent a message to the House of Assembly, that be was a Scotchman, and he was apprehensive if he came to Philadelphia to take his seat as a Member, they would not receive him, and therefore he thought it prudent to remain at home.

1701. In this year complaint was made to the Gover nor and House of Assembly, by the freemen of Phila delphia, stating that the Proprietary had encroached up on their rights that he had rented out part of the land which was intended to be a common for ever; and requesting that the landing places at the Blue Anchor and the Penny pot house should be made free for the use of any man without hindrance. The answer of the Proprietary was, that he had made a re-aplotment of the city, with which the first purchasers had complied, and VOL. V.



The city of Philadelphia was visited by sick

William Biles, Member of the House, complained of a breach of privilege. The House censured the Sheriff and Judges, who committed the same.

tions for electors fifty pounds in value. An attempt was made this year to make the qualifica

1706. The wolves had increased in such a degree as to cause an apprehension for the safety of all the flocks of sheep in the immediate vicinity of Philadel phia. A communication on the subject was made to the Governor and Assembly.

The Slaughter houses in the centre of population in they were ordered to be removed. the city of Philadelphia, became such a nuisance that

bly an interesting account of the Indians at Conestoga. 1706. James Logan laid before the General Assem

1707. The House of Assembly requested the Goyernor that he would not employ any longer James Letort and Nicholas as Indian Interpreters,as they ought to be considered very dangerous persons.

In the year 1705, Solomon Cresson, a Constable of the

city of Philadelphia, going his rounds at one o'clock at night, and discovering a very riotous assembly in a tavern, immediately ordered them to disperse, when John Evans, Esq. Governor of the Province, happened to be one of them, and called Solomon in the house and flogged him very severely, & had him imprisoned for 2 days.

1709. The Indians at Conestoga were required by the Five Nations to come and pay their annual tribute; but they sent word they could not go until they obtained permission of the Governor of the Province.

The Assembly accordingly granted the money, as also charges for the journey.

1712. William Southbe applied to the Assembly for a law for the declaration of freedom to all negroes. The House resolved-"It is neither just or convenient to set them at liberty."

1713. A committee of the Assembly were sent to Governor Gookin on business. They returned and reported "that the Governor is not stirring." Sce Votes of Assembly, vol. II, page 144.

1715. Mr. Asheton called on the House of Assembly with a message from the Governor, and was introduced into the room and addressed the Speaker as follows:"The Governor has requested me to state his regret that he has been unable to get the Council together, and will feel happy if the Speaker and Members wait on him this evening at Sarah Radcliff's, and take a glass of wine with him."

The House soon after adjourned, and waited on the Governor in the evening.

1716. The Judges of the Supreme Court, William Trent, Jonathan Dickinson, and George Roach, refused to sit on any trial of criminals this year. They were declared by the House of Assembly enemies to the Gov ernor and Government on account of said refusal. Charles Gookin, Esq. Governor, accused Richard Hill, Speaker of the House of Assembly, and James Logan, Esq. Secretary, of being friendly to the Pretender, and that they were inimical to the government of Great Britain.

1726. Thomas Wright, was unfortunately killed by some Indians at Suaketown beyond Conestoga. The persons who committed the act were punished.

1728. The Indians attacked the Iron Works of Markatasoney but were driven off with great loss by the workmen.

A large number of Menonists arrived this year in Pennsylvania.

1729. Jonathan Kempster and George Coats were. compelled to kneel at the bar of the House of Assembly and solicit pardon and promise better conduct in future upon which and paying fees they were ordered to be discharged.

September. Hugh Lowdon, armed with pistols, attacked the Speaker of the House, and bloodshed being fortunately prevented, was committed to prison, and a bill of indictment found; but the Governor ordered a 1730. The House of Assembly ordered that a suitaNoli Prosequi to be entered, to the great dissatisfac-ble Flag should be hoisted it proper times and on proption of the Assembly.

1717. Owen Roberts, Sheriff of the county of Philadelphia, was censured by the Speaker, before the House of Assembly, for neglect of duty.

Members of Assembly received four shillings and six pence a day for each day they attended.

1718. A petition was presented to the Assembly for prevention of inhabitants of Jersey from selling any meat, &c. in the market.

1719. The Indian traders at the head of the Potowmak were attacked by a body of Indians and defeated with the loss of many lives.

1720. The arch in Arch street in Philadelphia was pulled down this year, and caused much exciteinent.

er days upon Society Hill-and that the sum of ten pounds should be granted to Edward Carter for hoisting a flag on Society Hill upon Sundays, Holy Days and upon public occasions.

1731. The Small Pox prevailed to an alarming extent this year.

The State House began to be built under the direction of Thomas Lawrence and Andrew Hamilton, Esqs. 1735. Offices adjoining the State House completed. 1739. A room in the State House appropriated to the public library of the city of Philadelphia. 1742. A great riot in the city of Philadelphia produced by sailors on the election ground.

1745. Peter Chartier an influential Indian interpreter

1721. A meeting was called in the city of Philadel-went and joined the French Indians on the Ohio to the phia, to take into consideration the prevention of sale of spirituous liquors within the Province, and to encourage the making of beer as a substitute.

1722. Civility, Tehanook and Diahausa, IndianChiefs, waited on the Governor, Sir William Keith, and addressed him as follows:

"Father-The red men have been on the hunting ground-they have followed the deer-they looked not up on your presents.

"Father-Our Chief laments the death of the Indian, for he was flesh and blood like him. You are sorry-but that cannot give him life. Father be not angry-let John Cartlidge die-one death is enough, why should two die-our hearts are warm to the Governor and all the English."

1722. Captain Thomas Burrel and Captain Thomas James, appointed Pilots for the Delaware.

injury of Pennsylvania. Peter at the head of four hundred Shawanese Indians, attacked James Dinnew and Peter Tectee and robbed them of their goods. James Dinnew and Peter Tectee were considered respectable Indian traders and much excitement prevailed in conscquence of the robbery.

1749- The friendly Indian Chief's on their way to Philadelphia were encouraged to commit a variety of depradations upon the Inhabitants. A cow and calf belonging to Henry Ote of Philadelphia county were at a considerable distance from the road in a field and the Indians were told they could not hurt them at that distance whereupon they took aim with their guns and shot both.

1750. At an election for Representatives in York Co. a large party of Germans drove the people from the election ground. The Sheriff left the box and went out A petition was presented to the General Assembly to speak to them but was knocked down with others. on behalf of day labourers, stating that the practise of Nicholas Ryland the Coroner then forced his way inte blacks being employed, was a great disadvantage to the Court House and took possession of the box and them who had emigrated from Europe for the purpose three of the inspectors remained with him to conduct of obtaining a livelihood; that they were poor and hon-the election. The Sheriff and four inspectors lept out est, they therefore hoped a law would be prepared for at the back window of the Court House or they would the prevention of employment to the blacks. have lost their lives. The Sheriff afterwards requested The Assembly resolved "That the principle was dan-to be admitted but was refused. gerous and injurious to the republic, and ought not to be sanctioned by the House."

1725. A question was suggested and argued in the Assembly, "Whether a Clergyman, being an alien, could lawfully marry any person within the province," it was not decided.

The Sheriff afterwards called on six freeholders and examined them on their oath, as to the persons whom they thought duly elected and then drew up a certificate which he and the six signed, and the return which they signed was accepted by the Assembly.

The Sheriff, however, was called before the AssemAnthony Jacob Hinckle, ordered by the Assembly to bly and publicly admonished by the Speaker, and adbe taken to the county jail by the Sheriff, and there de-vised to preserve better order for the future. tained during their plearure.

Tavern keepers petitioned the Assembly, that all sellers of ciguars should be put upon the same footing with them and compelled to take out a license.

Proprietors of Iron Works petition to the Assembly to pass a law to prevent any person from retailing liquor near Iron Works to their work men excepting beer or cider.

A bill was reported in the House of Assembly for the encouragement of Distilleries within the province but such was the opposition made to it that Sir William Keith would not give his assent to the bill.

A salary was granted to the Attorney General for the first time,

The following was the explanation given to the Goyernor by the Germans of their conduct; Hans Hamilton the Sheriff did not open the polls until two o'clock, at which time the Marsh people assembled, armed and surrounded the window, and would not permit the Dutch people to vote, whereupon the Dutch people being the most numerous broke into the Court House and the Sheriff made his escape with some of the inspectors out of the back window; that they invited the Sheriff' to reture, but he refused; that the Coroner then took the Sheriffs place and proceded to take tickets and after the election was over the Sheriff was invited to count the tickets but he refused to have any thing to do with the election.

The farmers complained this year that the bounty

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Pond, near the present location of Carlisle. (See Votes of Assembly, vol. IV. page 528.)

1756. The Indian Chief Cayenquiloqudar, sends his son to be educated by the English.

Mahlon Kirkbride, William Hoge, Peter Dicks, and Nathaniel Pennock vacated their seats in the Assembly at the request of the Council in London, as it was desirable that there should be no Quaker in the Assembly during war.

Mr. Allen being returned a member from the two 1752. The superintendents of the State House were counties of Cumberland and Northampton, was requirdirected to purchase from Mr. Allen his cedar tree loted by the Speaker to declare which county he choose lying on Walnut street, south of the State House for the to represent, as he could not hold his seat for both. Mr. use of the people of the Province. William Allen chose Cumberland.

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It was the practice in the House of Assembly to have
candles lighted at dark. The Speaker would then call
"Candles," and the Door-keeper would immediately
bring them in.
Some of the Speakers used hand bells

to keep silence.
1755. Samuel Hazard requested aid from the Gov.
ernor and Assembly to his project of a new settlement
or colony in the west.

General Braddock defeated. Colonel Dunbar (nicknamed Dunbar the tardy), arrived with three hundred of the wounded at Fort Cumberland on the 22d of July. The Col. did not consider himself in a secure situation, but requested the Governor to call him to Philadelphia. The House of Assembly exculpated themselves from blame in regard to the defeat of Braddock. (See Votes of Assembly, vol. IV. p. 468.)

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1758. Benjamin Franklin appointed agent for the transaction of government affairs during his stay in Great Britain.

1759. Meetings of the inhabitants of Pennsylvania in different places to express their opinion against horse racing, gambling, plays and lotteries.

1760. The House of Doctor John, the celebrated Indian chief, was attacked on February 14th, in the town of Carlisle, by persons unknown, who barbarous ly murdered Doctor John, his wife, and two childrenwhich on being communicated to the Governor, he offered one hundred pounds reward for the apprehension of the offenders.

1760. On March 17th, a very deep snow fell which shut up the roads. The Speaker of the House of Assembly and the majority of the Members were unable to get to town. A few only met, and adjourned the House until the next day. The snow was in some places seven feet deep.

The report of the commissioners appointed to improve the navigation of the river Schuylkill, is to be seen on page 119, Votes of Assembly, vol. 5th.*

*The REPORT of the persons appointed to view the River Schuylkill, from the Blue Ridge of Mountains above the town of Reading, to the City of Philadelphia, and to estimate the expense of clearing the same from rocks, and other obstructions, so as to render it navigable.

IN pursuance of the appointment aforesaid, we have carefully viewed the said River, from the town of Reading in Berks county, down to the Lower Falls by Palmer's saw-mill, and are of opinion, that if the fishing dams 1755. George Croghan, James Burd, John Arm- and loose stones that now lie in the shallow parts of the strong, William Buchanan, and Orlan Hoops were ap-river, were carefully and skilfully removed, so as to pointed commissioners to open a road to the west, for the purpose of sending supplies to the army on the Ohio, and Yinghogheney.

1755., Irish settlement at the Great Cave entirely destroyed by the Indians.

Settlement at Tulpehocken attacked by the Indians, and many destroyed on both sides.

The report of the Council to the Governor on the matter of settlement of the Shawanese Indians, is to be found on page 517, volume 4th, of Votes of Assembly.

The dates of settlement of the Shawanese does not correspond with their accounts given by their agents, as in the public records at larrisburg-for the Shawanese Indians came to Pennsylvania previously to the landing of William Penn; and their Chiefs held a conference with him under the great tree at Shackamaxan, to which they repeatedly refer in different talks. They did not all remove to Ohio in the year 1728 or 1729, but many remained until 1750, at their wigwam of the Beaver

throw the water into the part cleared for navigation, this long river may be rendered navigable for flat-bottomed boats, and other craft properly constructed, of a considerable burden; and that the removal of the rocks at the falls near the town of Reading, and below Morris' mill, may be effected at an expense somewhat less than £3,000, so as to render the passage navigable through them the greatest part of the year for rafts of timber, boards, scantling, and the before mentioned boats, even to the burden of 4,000 weight.

We therefore beg leave further to report, that was this river thus rendered navigable, the advan'age delived from thence to the public, would greatly exceed any expense which can possibly attend it. Submitted to the House, by



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