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ington, and was immediately opened and read. "I un Schuylkill county, 218,000 tons of coal, filling a fresh derstand it,” said he, and you will amuse yourself as water tonnage (counting our ton as a government ton) well as you can for the space of an hour, and then call equal to all that was filled in 12 months, (ending in Sephere, when I will be ready for you.”. The serjeant still teinber 1831,) by the aggregate of the foreign comin disguise, then left him and walked up to Market merce of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia; yet street, down Market to Fourth street,on the south side, Schuylkill claims but one portion of this new object of passing what was then well known as the Red Lion enterprise, in which already are labouring, thousands of tavern, which was almost filled with British soldiers; the hardy sons of Pennsylvania, native and adopted, as he passed to his great surprise and alarm, he was wherever there is severe work, wherever there are met, not far from this tavern, by one of his old ac- dangerous undertakings, there do we find our adopted quaintances-a deserter from his own company! who sons—this is no new thing with them—the battles of our hailed him with "d-m it, Jack, is that you?" The revolution-the battles of our last war, were all severe serjeant now thunderstruck seeing he was discov and dangerous jobs--and there were they, shedding ered, with admirable presence of mind, took no their blood with ours: They were here with us in the notice of the call, but walked slowly until he turned Coal region in the days of its wilderness-and may we a corner of the street, then quickening his pace, now long enjoy together, its advancing prosperity,—in he took the most zigzag course he could find down all harmony and happiness. again to the old spy, instantly telling him that he was Is the coal trade to be for the sole benefit of the land discovered, and unless he could be somewhere secret. owner and the collier? No, nor is there any portion of ed, he would lose his life. The old spy, almost as much our home trade, either among the vast or the minute, alarmed as the other, in the twinkling of an eye sprang that does not advance many other trades, and in many to a very deep cellar, which was well filled with wood, instances create new trades altogether--and
all tending and opening a large hole in the middle of it, ordered to establish our political independence, on foundations the sergeant quickly to jump in, and not attempt to that will not be shaken. come out, until he came to his relief. He then piled up This beneficial and wide spread influence, is perhaps the wood as it had been before, and very deliberately as apparent in the Coal Trade as in any other; it draws walked into the bar-room.
its vast supplies of horses, mules, cattle and pork from Scarcely had he attended to some little matter, before the far west, its fish and incessant supplies of oil from a small company of British soldiers entered in pursuit the near and distant fisheries of the east, its interminaof an old Quaker farmer, The Frenchman told them ble wear and tear of clothing from the manufactories of that an old man of that description had been there a the wool of the north, and of the cotton of the south; it short time before, called for a pot of ale, and went consumes vast quantities of iron, foreign and domestic, away. The soldiers, notwithstanding, proceeded to and its provender and provisions come from far and examine the house-turned over all the beds, and exa- near; it paid last year more than $200,000 for toll on mined all the closets they could find; went even down the canal, and more than a quarter of a million of dol. into the cellar where the serjeant had the satisfaction lars freight. to hear them pass up without him-uttering the most There is no department in the aggregate of the dreadful imprecations. They then left the house and mighty home trade of the U. States, that is not interwent some distance, trying to trace the farmer further, twisted with many others, all consuming in unbounded but hearing nothing more of him, returned again to the abundance, the products of our own soil and of our own old Frenchman's, and swore he must be in that house skill and labor; this forms the enduring basis on which somewhere, and fell again to examining it as they had rests our independence, practical and political; no fodone before, and, if possible, even more thoroughly; reign power can overturn it, no foreign force can reach but finding no trace of the Quaker farmer, they at length it," gave up the pursuit. For three long days the serjeant remained in his hiding place, being, however, well sup.
PRESENTMENT plied by the old spy;
at the end of which time, the batile of Germantown took place, when all the lines were
OF THE GRAND JURY OF THE MAYOR'S COURT. broken up, the gates of the city thrown open, and crowds
JUNE SESSIONS-1833. of people went out to see the engagement. The old 'The Grand Inquest of the commonwealth of PennFrenchman hastened to the cellar, told the serjeant now sylvania, inquiring for the City of Philadelphia upon was his time, and to pass out with the general tumult, their oaths and affirmations, respectively do representwhich he did only losing his horse, (which he never 1st. The editors, publishers, and venders of two knew what become of,) for a handsome and liberal re-weekly papers, published in this City, under the titles ward.
of “The Tickler,” and “Quizzical Register," whose
indecent, libellous, and scurrilous publications, are COAL TRADE,
calculated seriously to impair the public morals, endanExtrACT FROM AN ORATION DELIVERED AT POTTSVILLE, many instances, jeopard the happiness of individu,
ger the public peace, promote domestic broils, and in JULY 4, By Joseph Lyon,
als and their fainilies. These together present an evil And published at length in the Miners' Journal. of so serious a character, that the Grand Jury cannot, “Let us for a moment advert to the enduring honor, consistently with the duty they owe to their fellow citi. that enterprise and labour has achieved in the Coal Rezens, and with the qualifications they have taken, avoid gion, on the Lehigh, Lackawana, Susquehanna, and expressing their unanimous conviction, that the aforehere on the Schuylkill.
said licentious publications ought immediately to be If we applaud him “who produces two blades of corrected, being derogatory to the dignity and order of grass where only one grew before,” what shall be said a well-regulated community. of the men who have converted worthless and howling 2d. The assemblage of young men and boys at the wildernesses into scenes of trade and industry, of con- corners of our streets, particularly on Sabbath evenings, sumption and production, that yield in importance to is a subject which we think demands the notice of our the foreign commerce of very few of the sea-ports of police and courts. Besides the direct mischief which the Union.
results to the morals and habits of our youth, the order The navigation on the Schuylkill alone, built and and peace of the community is frequently violated-re: building, exceeds 20,000 tons, and will employ more spectable citizens are insulted; and females, protected than 1500 men and boys, and more than 500 horses and or unprotected, are often violently assaulted, and sub. mules.
jected to filthy jests and imprecations, or to witness In a season of eight months, we last year slipped from lobscenity in some of the most disgusting forms.
PRESENTMENT OF GRAND JURY
The existence of what may be termed Juvenile Thea variety of offence-the man who has been unable to tres, established in obscure places, is also a source of meet the expenses of a quashed indictment, and he who much injury to the youth of both sexes; the price of stands charged with the crime of murder, are made as admission being low, and where unlimited license is sociates the extremes of vice, as well as color are here afforded for every vicious indulgence. They are often completely blended. visited by stealth, and the money paid for admission The wretched and disgusting condition which the must be known by those who receive it, to have been majority of the prisoners exhibit, awakens a most fear. very often dishonestly acquired, as the visitors are of an ful apprehension of a revisit of that awful scourge, age and a class not to have money of their own. which so recently swept so many of its unhappy inmates
3d. The block of buildings bounded by Vine and into one common grave. Some of the prisoners placed Sassafras and Water and Front streets, the Inquest are here upon trial, and some as witnesses for petty offenof opinion presents a nuisance of a very serious nature, ces, are kept for weeks and months in their filthy and and which may prove detrimental to the public health scanty raiment, before they receive their trial. others, There are in this block 29 houses or tenements, con- in whom the sense of decency is not extinct, divest taining 94 families, consisting of 472 individuals. These themselves of every article of clothing, except just suf. houses generally cover all the ground belonging to the ficient to bide the extreme of nakedness, in order that premises. in many of them are residing six families they may appear at least decent when brought out of each, and they have not the convenience of a privy, nor prison for trial. a situation in which one could be placed: they are al. With the question of guilt or innocence we have nomost without ventilation: the tenants are compelled to thing to do; but we think that humanity, as well as com. use vessels of various kinds, which are emptied, either mon sense, decides, that it is demoralizing in the last into the streets and gutters, or into the neighboring degree, thus to unite the suspected with the convicted, docks.
the extremes of vice as well as color in the same comThe Grand Jury bring this subject into view in the mon herd. expectation that measures may be adopted to abate this The Grand Inquest for the City intend no reflection nuisance, and compel all persons who may in future either upon the keepers or inspectors--they know that erect dwellings, to reserve as much ground as will these gentlemen deplore equally with the Inquest the enable them to construct suitable conveniences in the existence of these evils—the defect, the mischief, is in
the system, and not in the management. It is proper 4th. The Grand Jury further present as a serious to remark, that the only separation is that of the sexes. evil, the granting of licenses for inins and taverns to The Debtor's Apartment could be improved by greater persons who are notoriously deficient in the necessary attention to its cleanliness. room and furniture, and to an extent, in the opinion of The Prison in Walnut street presented a degree of Inquest, entirely uncalled for, either for the accommoda- order and cleanliness which is highly creditable to the tion of travellers or the transaction of public business, and inspectors and keepers. There were but few sick in very frequently to persons who habitually and openly any of the Prisons, and none with what are termed maviolate the laws-tempting many of our youth to be lignant diseases. The Inquest, in taking leave of this come intemperate, and to the great detriment of the subject, cannot but congratulate their fellow citizens public morals.
upon the change which will soon be made by the demoAs no other Grand Jury than that of the Mayor's lition of the two prisons alluded to, and the transfer of Court is now permitted by law to visit the Eastern Pen- the prisoners to that which is now being erected in itentiary, we deemed it a duty to inspect that Institu- Federal street-the discipline of which will be conform. tion.
ed to that which is so benevolently and faithfully admin. To all our inquiries, the Warden, Mr. Samuel R. istered in the Prison at Cherry Hill. Wood, returned prompt and satisfactory answers-a
SAMUEL J. ROBBINS, Foreman, frank and open disposition was manifested to exhibit
Wm. S. Perot,
1. Collins, the prisoners, and every part of the establishment;
R. W. Pomeroy,
Francis Smith, and we can scarcely speak of the plan of the buildings, Richard S. Risley, Owen McGirr, which are so asimirably adapted to the security, com. Joseph W. Buzby, J. T'roubat, fort, and reformation of the convicts, as well as of the Joseph Paul,
Edward Parker, economy and entire management of this prison, in
Henry Duhring, Thos. Stokley,
From the Philadelphia Gazette.
PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCILS. tender years—but as the necessity does exist, of grati
Thursday evening, June 13, 1833. fication, that the liberality of the Commonwealth and their fellow citizens, has reared and sustained an Insti- tion was received.
SELECT COUNCIL.-The following communica. tution in which religious and moral instruction is so am
Office of the Board of Commissioners of the ply afforded; where so strict attention is paid to the health and comfort of the inmates; where habits of in
Girard Estates, June 11, 1833. dustry are cultivated and enforced; and where the At a meeting of the Board held this day, the Treasu. children are fitted from their various occupations to be. rer of the Girard Trust informed that on the 25th May come industrious and useful members of society. The 1833, the Executors of Stephen Girard filed an account Grand Jury cannot close their remarks on this subject, at the Register's Office, and communicated the following without observing that the amount of expenditure to
extract therefrom, which the Board ordered to be trans. sustain this establishment, is amply repaid by the bene. mitted to Councils. fit conferred on the community; -- and they feel that Gross amount paid over by Executors, 4,030,384 2 there is a debt of gratitude due to the respectable gen. Commissions allowed for trouble on tlemen who devote their time and talents to the manage- $2,777,863 66, 21
69,446 68 ment of this their interesting charge:
Commissioners allowed for trouble on
94,337 80 Arch Street Prison is degrading and demoralizing in Balance due to the estate,
470,451 40 the extreme-there may be seen white and coloured From the Minutes. prisoners intermingled, who are charged with every
MORGAN ASH, Secretary. VOL. XII.
Treasurer's office made the Gore, a Szyst, }
an iron pipe into the culvert, near the corner of Pine
and Schuylkill Fourth street, which if granted, he will To the President and Members of the Select and Com- venience arising from the introduction of mud, or
undertake to have so guarded, as to prevent any inconmon Councils.
other obstructing substances into the culvert. Gentlemen,-! herewith present to Councils an ac- Your compliance herewith will much oblige your count of the reccipts and payments of the Girard Trust friend, &c. Fund for the first quarter of the year 1833, ending this
JOHN ELLIOTT. day, by which you will find that the whole amount of Philadelphia, 6 mo. 13th, 1833. cash received in this quarter is $26,753 16.100, and the amount of payments in the same time was 811,776
The following communication was received, and was 82-100, leaving a balance in the treasury of $34,407 referred to the Committee on Gas. 73-100.
To the Select and Common Councils.
17,370 50 Gentlemen,-I perceive by the newspapers, that the Dividend for six months on the Schuylkill
subject of lighting this city with Gas, has been discussNavigation Company's stock,
5,500 00 ed by you with much ardour. Three months interest on the Schuylkill Na
The advantage that would accrue to the public by vigation Company's loan,
3,655 44 substituting a more brilliant for the present dim, and al. six months interest on the Schuylkill Navi.
most imperceivable light, and at a much cheaper rate, gation Company's loan for the fund to pur.
(the expence being less than one half of that of oil,) chase fuel for poor white housekeepers
are well known to you. and roomkeepers in the city of Philadel
Against the introduction of Gas it has been argued phia,
227 22 that it would destroy the fish in our rivers. That its
manufacture would be attended with noxious and disa. $26,753 15 greeable effluvia—that constant explosions would ne
cessarily take place, resulting often in serious accidents, The payments are chargeable to
and even in loss of life. But these objections cannot Real estate for repairs and materials, 2,426 12 possibly be made to the introduction of the material or Girard College, premium for plans, &c. 1,254 50 spirit gas, it being of a portable nature, the same as oil, Incidental expences including salaries, 2,224 98 and the manufacture of which is attended with no more Annuities six inonths in advance,
2,350 00 danger than that article—and as respects the noxious Water rents for 1833,
375 00 smell and disagreeable effluvia of the air gas, is the ve. George Pepper, interest due on his mortgage
ry reverse of the other, the smell of which is rather in the disputed part of the estate, 1,575 00 agreeable than otherwise, and in my opinion, would Districts of Spring Garden and the Northern tend to purify the air, and thereby dispel or prevent in Liberties for putting down iron water pipes
a manner infectious disease. and paving,
It is my belief that a lamp can be constructed in The Weccacoe and Moyamensing Meadow
which the aforesaid gas can be burned in the streets, Company for Bank assessment,
117 50 even in the most tempestuous weather. If you con
clude to introduce a more splendid light at a much $11,776 82 cheaper rate, and will pay the expenses for having a
model made, I will attend to the construction thereof, You will also find annexed to the account a schedule and should it succeed, you can take out a patent for the of the personal property that has been passed to me for same, for which I will be willing to allow the city and the City Corporation by the Executors in the present county one half the profits ensuing therefrom. quarter, the par value of which is $2,088, 177, and the The expense for having a model made will not exvaluation by the Executors of the same, $2,403,235 67 ceed twenty dollars, and perhaps not ten. and there is a large amount of personal property yet Subjoined you have a plan, on which the aforesaid to be received. I have also to inform Councils that lamp is to be constructed with explanations of the dif. there is due for rents outstanding to the first January ferent parts. 1833, $1808 5.100, of which $526 64-100 belong I am gentlemen, very respectfully, yours, &c. to the disputed part of the estate. The rents due for
ROBERT TEMPLE. this quarter payable on the first of April instant, is $13,454 40-100, including 8801 40-100, due to the the drays and wheelbarrows may be removed from
Mr. J. P. Wetherill presented a petition, praying that disputed part of the estate. All of which is respectfully submitted by your very committee on Markets.
Third street above Market, which was referred to the obedient servant, BRITAIN COOPER,
Mr. Worrall presented the following petition, which
was referred to the Paving Committee. Treasurer of the Girard Trust. The annexed communication was received from John
To the Select and Common Councils of the city of
Philadelphia. Elliott, and was referred to the Paving Committee with power to act.
The petition of the subscribers respectfully showeth,
That the water in Locust, street west of Tenth street, To the President and Members of the Select Council. passes down the said focust street to Ninth street,
The subscriber, proprietor of a Chemical Laboratory, where it empties into the culvert in Ninth street, and on Pine and Schuylkili Fourth street, respectfully re- that in times of heavy rain the water is so swelled as to presents, That in the progress of his business, (the render the corners at Ninth and Tenth streets almost manufacture of Chrome Yellow and Green, Prussian impassable:—that in the winter time the gutters at the Blue, &c.) a considerable quantity of waste water ne- corner of Tenth and Locust streets become obstructed cessarily passes off, parti lly tinged with those sub- with ice, rendering the crossing very dangerous to car. stances, which from its unsightly appearance, excites riages. the apprehension of the neighbours; and when a cow Å number of alleys west of Tenth street empty into or other domestic animal dies in the vicinity, reports Locust street, which added to the dye stuffs from a dye. are circulated, that the water from the Laboratory had house in Locust street, form an accumulation of flth zoccasioned it. The object of the present communica- very annoying to the inhabitants between Ninth and ion is to request, that you will permit him to introducel Tenth streets.
PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCILS.
Your petitioners are informed that there is a culvert charge made for commissions by the Executors of Stein Tenth street, into which the waters may be carried phen Girard, on their accounts filed in the Register's on the west side of said street above and below Locust Office, which in the opinion of these Councils is excesstreet, and if Councils should direct the water so to be sive. conveyed, it would be a great relief to the petitioners Resolved, by the Select and Common Councils, that and the public—and your petitioners accordingly pray the Clerks of Councils be requested to obtain a certified you to direct the same to be done, and they will ever copy of the account or accounts as filed in the Regis.
ter's Office by the Executors of the late Stephen GiMay 30, 1833.
rard, and have the same printed for the use of Councils, Mr. J. P. Wetherill presented the annexed commu. nication from the Commissioners of Kensington Dis petition from the Farmers attending the new Market, in
COMMON COUNCIL -Mr. McMullin presented a trict, and offered the following resolution, which was adopted.
Second street, which was referred to the Committee on
Markets. Kensington, June 7th, 1833. Mr. Smith presented the annexed petition which was By the Commissioners of the Kensington District: referred to a joint committee of two members of each Resolved, That the Committee on the introduction Council, and Messrs. Smith
and Elliott were appointof the Schuylkill water, be and they are hereby directed the Committee on behalf of the Common Council
, ed to confer with the City Councils relative to the terms but the Select did not act on it. on which a supply of said water can be obtained from
The petition of the subscribers, builders and others, them,
respectfully showeth:-That they experience much dif. Extracts from the Minutes.
ficulty in getting their lots regulated ready for build. R. HODGSON, Clerk. ing, in consequence of there being but one acting re.
gulator in the city. Kensington, 12th June, 1833.
They respectfully ask of Councils to make such alTo the Honourable the Select and Common Councils of terations in the existing laws relative to regulators, as the city of Philadelphia.
will prevent any person holding that situation who is Gentlemen :-The undersigned a committee of the tend at the call of the citizens.
not a resident citizen of the city, ready at all times to at. Board of Commissioners for the District of Kensington, in the Township of the Northern Liberties, of the coun
Mr. Gilder, as Chairman of the Committee made the ty of Philadelphia, would respectfully represent, That following report, accompanied with the following do. the aforesaid District and the Commissioners of the incuments and resolutions, which were adopted by the corporated part of the Northern Liberties, are now Common Council, but were amended by the select about to close upon the terms for the use of the main Council. sections which convey the Schuylkill water into said Districts of the Northern Liberties. Previous however at least as large as life, of the best Italian marble, to be
I propose to make a statue of the late Stephen Girard, to a definitive ratification of the agreement now in con- an accurate likeness and similar to a model I have alreasideration, the undersigned deem it necessary to be in- dy made and exhibited, for the sum of $9000, to be formed whether or not it will be the sense of your ho- paid in three instalments, the first of $4000 to be paid nourable body to adopt an agreement, the memoranda before he commences the work, the second of $3000 to of which you herewith receive, made some time since, be paid eighteen months after the first payment, and and which was then, and now is, satisfactory to the the third of $2000 to be paid when the work is finish Board, which the undersigned have the honour to re. ed. I will give William Strickland and Jobn Struthers present. Very respectfully, MARLON DUNGAN,
as security for the performance of the contract.
NICHOLAS GEVELOT. Chairman of the Watering Committee.
June 11th, 1833. Resolved, that the application from the Commission. Building Committee for the Girard College for Orphans, ers of the District of Kensington asking for a supply of
June 11, 1833. Schuylkill water, be, and the same is hereby referred to the Watering Committee, who are hereby authorized
On motion, Resolved, The proposal of Mr. N. Geve. and directed to enter into an agreement with the Com. lot in relation to executing a statue of the late Stephen missioners of the same, for the purpose of supplying
Girard for $9000 be accepted, to be approved of by the the said district with the Schuylkill water, to be condi Building Committee. tioned in the same manner as the agreements entered
On motion, Resolved, The first payment be $2000, into with the districts adjoining the city, giving and re- to be paid on the execution of the contract; $100C to ceiving a supply of the water aforesaid, and should the be paid on the commencement of the work in Philadel. said Commissioners of the District of Kensington in phia; $1000 to be paid every six months, as the work stead of attaching to the city main on Vine street, attach progresses, for 18 months thereafter; and $3000 on the to the pipes of the Commissioners of the District of the completion of the work. The securities offered by Mr. Northern Liberties, that, the committee aforesaid, be, Gevelot, were, on motion, approved of. and they are hereby directed to have all the rights and the sub committee to complete the contract, and report
Resolved, The subject of the statue be referred to privileges of the Mayor, Aldermen and citizens of the city of Philadelphia, effectually provided for and guard.
to Councils on Thursday next.
From the minutes. ed through the Commissioners of the District of the Northern Liberties, and those of the District of Ken
JOHN GILDER, Chairman,
Attest-John P. Binns, Secretary. sington, and the Mayor is hereby authorised and requested to affix the city seal to the same.
Resolved, that the proposal of Mr. N. Gevelot in Mr. Neff moved that the Select Council go into a relation to making a statuc of the late Stephen Girard committee of the whole, relative to the compensation for $9000, be accepted. The statue to be approved of of the 'Trustees of the Girard Bank, which was not by the building committee of the Girard College. agreed to, and the Select Council non-concurred in the Resolved, 'That a contract be made with Mr. Gevelot resolution passed by the Common Council.
and his sureties, and that $2000 be paid on signing the Mr. J. P. Wetherill, offered the two following resolu. contract; $1000 on the commencement of the work in tions, which were adopted.
Philadelphia; $1000 at the expiration of every six Resolved, That the Commissioners of the Girard Es- months during the progress of the work, for eighteen tates be instructed to take measures to contest the I months, and $3000 on the completion of the work.
Resolved, That the securities offered by Mr. Gevelot openings into the same, and charge the expense thereof are approved of.
to Appropriation No. 4. Resolved, That the building committee of the Girard Mr. Lapsley, as chairman of the committee on Mar. College be and they are hereby authorised to carry these kets, made the following report which was adopted. resolutions into effect.
The committee who were requested by a resolution Resolved, That the Mayor is hereby authorised to of Councils, to inquire into the expediency of purchasdraw his warrant on the City Treastıry for the several ing a lot suitable for a Western Market, report: instalments payable to N. Gevelot, as above.
That they have had the subject under consideration, The Common Council did not act on it.
and are unanimously of the opinion, that it would be Mr. Haines, as Chairman of the Committee to whom not only inexpedient but quite unnecessary to incur an was referred the memorial of Mr. Frederick Graff, expense of at least thirty thousand dollars for any lot of made the annexed report and resolution, which were ground when that amount might be saved by the ereclaid on the table.
tion of Market houses in the centre of Market street. To the Select and Common Councils.
As appears from the number and respectability of the
names to the petitions lately presented, your committee The Committee to whom was referred the memorial are of the opinion that the building of them in Market of Frederick Graff, asking a fair and just compensation street would give most general satisfaction and would for extraordinary services as engineer, superintendent, respectfully suggest to Councils the propriety of locataccountant, and draftsman of the City Water Works, ing them in such part of that street west of 11th street, for the years 1819, 1820, 1821, and 1822. And also the as would be most for the convenience of the inhabitants resolution directing them to inquire into the expediəncy in the western part of the city, in such a situation as of appointing an assistant superintendent-report, would produce a greater revenue in proportion to the that they have had a conference with Frederick Graff cost, and might be removed at any future day without on the subject referred to them, and after a careful
ex- any serious loss or disadvantage. All which is subamination of the statement submitted by him to Councils, mitted. in the said memorial, (to which they refer for all the facts in the case,) they are unanimously of the opinion made the following report and resolution, which were
Mr. Gilder, as Chairman of the Paving Committee, that Frederich Graff has rendered the services there de. tailed, and for which he is justly entitled to compensa. adopted, and were referred to the Paving Committee: tion, the amount that they believe to be right and just,
Philadelphia, June 8, 1833. they submit in the resolution hereto annexed. After a Gentlemen,— The accompanying plan will show to full'inquiry the committee believe it inexpedient at this you the wharf which I propose to build for the city. My time, to appoint an assistant superintendent, as there proposition is to build the whart to the satisfaction of are no extraordinary services to perform during the the city, and complete the same on or before the 1st present year; they respectfully recommend the adop- day of September next, and as much earlier as possible tion of the following resolution-all of which is submit. for doing which I ask the privilege of occupying the ed.
same for two years from the time the wharf is completResolved, by the Select and Common Councils, That ed, and Water street and South street and Bank street the Mayor be and he is hereby directed to draw his war
are paved. rant on the City Treasurer in favor of Frederick Graff, At the expiration of two years, to give it up to the for four thousand dollars, and charge the same to apo city free from all incumbrance, and in good order. propriation No. 16.
THOMAS HAVEN. Mr. Gilder as Chairman of the Paving Committee re. ported an ordinance, which was passed.
The Paving Committee, to which was referred the Mr. Morris as chairman of the committee, made the proposition of Thomas Haven, report: following report, which was adopted.
That Mr. Haven proposes to build a wharf under the The committee on the navigation of the river Schuyl supervision of the city authorities, at the foot of Schuyl. k'll, to whom was referred the letter of Thomas Mitch kill South street, by the 1st day of September next, the ell, relalive to a lot of ground on the south side of Lom- city allowing him the occupation of the same, rent free, bard street, and the east side of the river Schuylkill, for the space of two years, and at the expiration of that Report:
time to deliver up the same to the city, free from all inThat in their opinion it is inexpedient for Councils to cumbrances and in good order. The coinmittee recompurchase the same.
mend to Councils the acceptance of the proposal, and Mr. Gilder as chairman of the Paving Committee offer the following resolutions, viz. reported the annexed ordinance which was laid on the
Resolved, That Mr. Thomas Haven be authorized to table.
build a wharf at the foot of Schuylkill South street, acAn ordinance to alter and establish the regulation of cording to the accompanying plan, he to have the use Delaware Sixth street, from Vine to Sassafras street, charge, for the space of two years, and at the expiration
and occupation of the same, when finished, free of and for extending the sewer thereon. Sect. 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the citizens the city authorities, free from all incumbrances, and in
of which time, the said wharf shall be delivered up to of Philadelphia, in Select and Common Councils assem. bled, That the regulation of Delaware Sixth street
good order. from Vine to Sassafras street, shall be and the same is hereby authorized to pave Water street, between South
Resolved, that the City Commissioners he and are hereby fixed and established according to a plan of the and Lombard, and South street from Bank street to the same made and presented to Councils by Samuel Hains the city surveyor, dated the 12th day of June 1833, any
wharf, on the river Schuylkill. existing regulation or Ordinance to the contrary not
JOHN GILDER, Chairman. withstanding
Mr. Huston, as Chairman of the Committee, made Sect. 2. Be it further ordained and enacted by the the annexed report, which was adopted. authority aforesaid, Tbat the City Commissioners be, The committee appointed at the last meeting of Coun. and they are hereby authorized and required, (under cils to make suitable arrangements for the reception of the direction of the Paving Committee,) to cause a the President of the United States, report: sewer to be constructed, not exceeding four feet diame. That they caused the Hall of Independence to be fit.. ter in the clear, commencing at the south end of the ted up in a style suitable for the occasion: that the Prepresent sewer in the said Delaware Sixth street, between sident arrived in the city on the afternoon of the sth Vine and Sassafras streets, and extending southward to instant, and was immediately waited on by the commit2 point not exceeding feet south with suitable tee, who informed him of the order taken by Councils,