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them to this meeting in order to consult in conjunction ton, others (Six Nations) invited by Sir W. Johnson. with them a plan for the defence of the Southern Prov There was a conference at John Harris's, and the Ininces, whilst the other operations were carrying on. dans declined coming to Philadelphia, for fear of the His Lordship further acquainted them, that he was wil. sickness; but agreed to come to Lancaster where there ling to leave for the defence of the Southern Provinces, was a great conference begun. one battalion to be completed to 1000 men, and the May 11.– The Governor, Mr. Croghan, Conrad Weithree independent companies in South Carolina, of 100 ser, &c. and Oneidas, Cayugas, Onondagoes, Senecas, men each, which may amount to 200 effective men. Mohawks, Tuscaroros, Nanticockes, Delawares and Co. And that he thought it necessary for the security of the nestogoes, present-men, women, and children.

The whole, that the several provinces should furnish by the Governor recapitulated the complaints of the Delafollowing proportions: Pennsylvania 1400, Maryland | wares, and regretted the absence of Teriyuscung. 500, Virginia 1000, North Carolina 400, South Carolina The Indians recommended that messengers should be 500, which joined to the King's troops of 1200, make sent to the Senecas who were the regular channel and 5000 men. And the several Governors do engage to invite a full meeting of them, the Delawares and Shawa. use their best endeavors with their several provinces to nese, and they had no doubt of accommodating mallers. raise and support the above number, to act in conjunc May 13.- Letter from Lord Loudoun, New York, 5th tion with the regular forces and under the command of May, in answer to one from the Governor written at his Majesty's General or the officers properly authori- the instance of the provincial commissioners stating to zed according to his Majesty's regulation.

Lord Loudoun that the Governor was very willing to The meeting taking into consideration the situation bear the expenses of the entertainment, and presents of the several provinces and the intelligence received necessary to be given to Tedyuscung and his party, but from different parts, it appears to them that there is dan. hoped his Lordship would, on the part of the Crown, ger of the enemy's making an attack on the province of defray the expenses attending those other Indians enSouth Carolina, either by sea from St. Domingo, or camped near Lancaster, under the care of Mr. Croghan.” from the Abama Fort, in the Creek Indians, on the head Lord Loudon's answer is as follows—"As to the deof the Mobile. For which reason they have agreed that mand for the maintenance of the Indians, it is clearly out there ought to be 2000 inen employed in the defence of of my province. The fair state of that affair is thisthat valuable province of South Carolina, and to secure The King has seen that his Indian interest has been lost Georgia; and that they should be composed as follows: in a great measure by the management of the different 5 companies regular troops 500, 3 independent compa- provinces in whose hands it was originally placednies 200, provincial troops raised by the province of S. therefore has appointed two persons with large salaries Carolina, 500 do. from N.Carolina 200, from Virg'a 400, for the management of all Indian affairs, one for the Pennsylvania 200-making in the whole 2000 men. Northern Indians, the other for the Southern, with orThat the said troops should be put under the command ders to the commander-in-chief to supply them with of Lt. Col. Boquet, and transported to Charleston, S.c. money, to inspect into their conduct and give proper dias soon as possible; the regular troops and the 200 pro- rections to them; by which means I have seen the imvincial troops of Pennsylvania by sea from hence; the mense expense the crown is put to in this article. Not400 provincial troops of Virginia, by sea; and the 200 withstanding the King's instructions in the management do. from N. Carolina, to march by land.

of his Indian affairs, and the letters writ on that subject, The Earl of Loudoun, on the part of the Crown,agrees last summer both by Sir William Johnson and by me to that he will, at the King's expense, supply the 200 men you, the people of your province have obstinately insisfrom N. Carolina, the 400 from Virginia, and the 200 ted in carrying on negotiations with the Indians, and from Pennsylvania, with the King's provisions from the have even sent to negotiate with them separately in the time they arrive in South Carolina, during the time he King's agent's uwn house. And that the case of the Inkeeps them there; but that he expects the several pro- dians that are now with you is, that on the great eagervinces from whence they are detached, should transpo ness your people bave expressed for having a separate them there at the expenses of the province from where meeting with those Indians. Sir W.Johnson has for the they are sent. Anci to prevent any mistake hereafter present acquiesced in it, with my approbation, till I arising in relation to any demand that may be made, it shall receive further directions, in consequence of lelis agreed that the several provinces shall maintain the ters writ both by Sir W. J. and me, stating the method renainder of the troops raised by them for the services in which your province were proceeding in relation to in every article, as on this occasion they are entirely indian affairs. In this situation of Things I did not ex. employed in the defence and for the security of the res- pect that the most sanguine of your people could have pective provinces.

imagined that I could give any countenance to putting And it is further agreed that we the Governors shall, the Crown to any expense for a meeting with the Indiin our respective governments, fake particular care to ans, insisted on by your people, and only acquiesced in form such regulations, and to see them properly execu- by the King's servants till they receive further instructed, that in all time coming carriages for transporting tions. I am sure you will see that I am in the right, not the baggage of his Majesty's troops shall be prepared to interfere in this expence; and I hope a little considat stated reasonable rates. And that all the troops of eration will bring your people to the same opinion.whatever denomination either passing through our pro. And I cannot help thinking that the expense will at last vinces, or while in fixed quarters therein, shall in time open their eyes, and that they will see that it is their inof peace be properly quartered, and in time of war terest as well as their duty to pay obedience to the whatever number of troops the commander-in-chief may King's commands and not to interfere with his prerogajudge necessary, shall be quartered according to cus- tive of making peace and war." tom or the exigencies of the service.

And then the Governor requested the advice of the Signed Arthur Dobbs, William Denny, Council, if after having received Lord Loudoun's letter

Robt. Dinwiddie, Horatio Sharpe. he could comply with the advice of the Indians to invite The rank of Captains, Generals, Governors, &c. staff the Delawares and Shawancse, to a meeting in this proofficers, fiell officers, &c. settled. Also of Provincial vince. His Honour said he had communicated this letGenerals and field officers in North America-by which ter to Mr. Cr an, since the conference of this afterall generals and field officers (provincial) acting with noon, and desired his advice, which he said he would regular troops were to take rank as eldest Captains. give him to-morrow morning. Some of the members

Occasional murders, &c. of the Inclians in the N. W. advised the Governor to send an express to Sir William

Various letters, &c. concerning a large number of In- Johnson, and leave it to him to make the invitation of dians of the Six Nations and others, who were coming the Senecas, with the Delawares and Shawanese or not to treat, some in consequence of an agreement at Eas- as he should think proper, and either to his house or to

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some place in this province. The Governor, however, service, I cannot doubt of your complying with this reinclined to desire Sir W.Johnson to invite and treat with commendation, and hope if the necessary orders are give them bimself, and that an end should be entirely put to en and stricily obeyed by them, to receive the same any further treaties in this government; our conduct benefit from your militia as we did lately on the enemy's having already given so much offence, and it being attempt on Fort Wm. Henry from the militia in the uplikely that on the representation made of us to the king per part of this country. he will be displeased. One of the members thought “The above is my circular letter-but as we can ben. that these Indians should not be disobliged, nor their efit nothing by the militia of your province, it is necesadvice slighted; that Mr. Croghan representing Sir W. sary to add that as the Constitution of Pennsylvania difJohnson at this treaty, miglit make the invitation and fers so widely from all the other provinces, and in parmanage the affairs so as not to give any further umbrage ticular, in having no militia law in force hy which either to Sir William or Lord Loudoun. The Gov. thought the service can be benefitted in the mean time, or the otherwise, and declared he would not invite, nor suffer province protected in case of any sudden attack, I must them to be invited; but the whole should be referred to beg that you will in compliance with his Majesty's comSir W. J. and everything in future be done by him. Mr. mands, apply in the most earnest manner to your AsCroghan is to be consulted in the morning.'

sembly to collect at least 500 men, to be added to Letter from Lord Loudoun, New York, May 5th: those already agreed on, to supply the want of a militia, "As I have received a copy of a letter from one of his which every other province has wisely provided for Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, signifying his their defence. I am sorry to be obliged to mention Majesty's pleasure that you should apply to your Coun that I am informed that the 200 men that were to be cil and Assembly, in the strongest manner, to raise furnished by Pennsylvania for the public service in S. with the utmost expedition so large a number of pro- Carolina are not ready to embark along with Lt. Col. vincial troops as may be, for the service of the ensuing Bouquet, from the delays you have met with in that ar campaign, over and above what they shall judge neces. ticle, which has obliged me to give Col. Stanwix orders sary for the immediate defence of their own province. to remain with the troops at Philadelphia, to assist you And as I am now preparing, agreeably to his Majesty's in getting those 200 men forwarded to South Carolina, orders to me to leave this province with the transports, by which means they deprive themselves of the assisin order to join the feet and succours from Europe, it tance of the regular troops under him, who would othis necesaary to acquaint you that I shall leave Major erwise now have been in their back country for their General Webb to command at Albany and the Forts, protection."!! with a body of his Majesty's regular forces, together Governor informed by Mr. Mifflin that the £45,000 with the iroops raised by the northern colonies, who was expended or appropriated, and advised to call the will have the command in my absence. And that in Assembly. consequence of the plan settled at the meeting I had May 14.-The Governor expressed himself extremewith the Governors of the Southern Provinces at Phila- ly averse to making any more invitations either to Te. delphia, I leave Col. Stanwix with 5 companies of the dyuscung, or the Senecas, or any other. It appeared 1st battalion Royal Am. Regt. to take post in the back to him to be drawing on fresh business and new matparts of Pennsylvania, and to have the command of the ters, which he thought contrary to Lord Loudoun's letremaining part of the Pennsylvania troops, the troops ters. Mr. Croghan might do what he pleased, as agent raised in Maryland, and the remaining part of the troops under Sir W. Johnson; but he would not suffer any raised in Virginia. And that I detach Lt. Col. Boquet message to be sent in the name of the government. with the other 5 companies of that battalion, 10 South Mr. Croghan said he did not think it was any new Carolina, who carries with him 200 of the Pennsylvania matter for the Governor to make the invitation as advi. troops, 400 of the Virginia troops; and have ordered sed by the Indians, or that it would be taken ill by Sir 200 of the troops raised by N. Carolina to meet him at W. Johnson, as it was manifestly for the public service, S. Carolina, where he is to take the command of his Ma- and might when nothing else could, bring about a peace jesty's 3 independent companies, and likewise of the with the Indians, and that if the Governor was scruputroops raised by the province of South Carolina, for the lous he would give this as his opinion under his hand. security of that and the most Southerly provinces. And The giving an answer to the Indians was then referin order to prevent any dispute hereafter, it will be red to Mr. Croyhan and Mr. Weiser. necessary here to remind you, that at the meeting it was Writ issued for the Assembly, fixed on the 16th for seitled and is agreeable to nis Majesty's orders from the the 30th-to provide money as required by Lord Louprincipal Secretary of State, that I should supply the doun's and the Secretary of State's letters. provincial troops detached from Pennsylvania, Virginia, May 15.- Accounts from Fort Littleton, of the arrival and N. Carolina to South Carolina, but that the provin- of a party of about 50 Cherokees, who came to assist the cial troops who remain and are employed for the de- English, and had attacked and killed some enemy Infence of their respective province should be entirely dians. supported and maintained by the provinces by whom May 16.- Governor answered the Indians that he they are raised. As the plan we had settled before the would follow their advice. arrival of his Majesty's orders by his principal Secretary May 17.-Governor delivers speeches to the Indians, of State, I hope, if speedily and punctually executed urging the Six Nations to state their complaints, if any on your part, will prevent any iminediate danger, I must they had, about their lands, as stated by Tedyuscung, or recommend it to you in the most earnest manner (in of any other sort. consequence of his Majesty's orders signifyed to you) May 18.–This day 4 persons that were killed on the to set about raising and getting in readiness a consider frontiers in the settlement of Swata ra, by the enemy Inable force to be ready to join and support the troops al- dians were brought at this town. The Indians made a ready agreed to be raised for the public service. And speech, stating that it was no doubt done by the French that you will in the mean time give orders that the mi- King, to breed a difference between the whites & them. litia of your province should be properly armed and fur. May 19.-Little Abraham (a Mohawk sachem) spoke nished with ammunition, and have a standing order to as follows: “Brothers-Some years ago in the Jersey's, march to the aid and assistance of the forces already ap- one of the head men of the Delawares had been out a pointed, on the requisition of the commander of them; hunting. On his return, he called to see a gentleman, and that this order should be more particularly given a great friend of his, one of your people, who he found and enforced in such parts of your province as are in his field. It was rainy weather, and the Delaware most nearly situated to those forces or the passes thro' chief had his gun under his arm. They met at a fence, which the enemy can enter, without waiting for any fur- and as they reached out their hands to each other, the ther orders from you. From your zeal for the public Delaware's gun went off by accident and shot himn dead.

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-Ile was very much grieved at the accident, and recommend it heartily to you to do justice. We are went to the house, and told the gentleman's wife what much concerned to see how you are used by them and had happened, and said he was willing to die, and did the French: every day having your people killed, and not choose to live after his friend. She immediately you sitting with your hands between your legs, and resent for a number of the inhabitants. When they were ceiving the blow without resisting it, as if you could not gathered, some said it was an accident and could not be or would not figlit to defend yourselves. helped. But the greatest number were for hanging "Brother Onas-We desire that you may not think of him; and he was taken by the Sheriff and carried to Am. great expeditions far off. Use your best endeavours to boy, where he was tried and banged. There was a defend your frontiers and protect the lives of your peonother misfortune that happened. A party of Shawa- plc. It is better for you to give up some point to them nese who were going to war against their enemies, in ihan to contend, provided they should be in the wrong their way through Carolina, called at a house, not sus. and settle all differences subsisting between you as soon pecting any harm, as they were amongst their friends. as possible. He added, Brother Onas take patlern by A number of the inhabitants rose and took them prison. Sir William Johnson. He always keeps large parties ers on account of some miscbief that was done there patroling across the country where he lives; and you do about that time, suspecting them to be the people that not hear of any murders being committed there. That had Jone the mischief; and carried them to Charleston, is the way to defend yourselves. The enemy is afraid and put them in prison, where the chief man, called to enter ihe settlements there; and if you pursue the Pride, died. The relations of these people were much same measures they will be afraid to come into your exasperated against you (our brethren) the English, on settlements.” account of the ill treatment you gave their friends and Thomas King (Oneidas) made a short speech, part of have been continually spiriting their nations to take which was thus—"Brethren: It is true we were present revenge.

when the Delawares and Shawanese brightened the "Brothers-You desired us to open our hearts and in chain of friendship with Sir W. Johnson, and promised form you of every thing we knew, that might give rise to turn the edge of their hatchets against the French. to the quarrel between you and our nephews and broth. But you must know that last fall though they went out

We must now inform you that in former times our to war with us they always turned back, and did not forefathers conquered the Delawares and put petticoats perform what they had promised; so that we cannot on them. A long time after that they lived among you account for what they will do now. But for our part, our brothers, but upon some difference between you (the Six Nations) we have been engaged in the war and them we thought proper to remove them, giving with you, and are always ready when we see an English them lands to plant and hunt on at Wyoming and Juni- fag, to join our brethren, and go with them and share ata, on Susquehanna. But you, covetous of land, made the same fale." plantations there and spoiled their hunting grounds May 20.--The Governor thinking it necessary to inThey then complained to us; and we looked over those vite the Delawares to live at Shamokin, wrote the fol. lands and found their complaints to be true. At this lowing letter to the Commissioners:-“Gentlemen, I time they carried on a correspondence with the French, think it would be very much for the public service to by which means the French became acquainted with all invite some of these Indians to live at Shamokin, and I the causes of complaint they had against you. And as should like to know if it's agreeable to you to provide your people were daily increasing their settlements; by for their settlement and support,” &c. this means you drove them back into the arms of the The Governor thanked the Indians, in a speech, for French-and they took the advantage of spiriting them their advice. That he would refer the matters they against you by telling them, 'Children, you see we have had mentioned to Sir W. Johnson. "Inviting as many as often told you, how the English, your brethren, would chose to live at Shamokin. serve you. They plant all the country, and drive you May 21.- Various matters settled such as sending back; so that in a little time you will have no land. It a messsge to Tedyuscuing-providing for the Indian seis is not so with us. Though we build trading houses on tlement at Shamokin under Thos. M'Kee. your land we do not plant it. We have our provisions

[To Be CONTINUED IN OUR NEXT.) from over the great water.' We have opened our hearts and told you what complaints we have heard they had against you. And our advice to you is, that you

PENNA. HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY, send for the Senecas and them. Treat them kindly; Established in Philadelphia, offers the following Premiand rather give them some part of their fields back ums for Esculent Vegetables, Fruit and Fruit Trees. again than differ with them. It is in your power to set 1-st. For the best early Cauliflowers, not less than fle all the differences with them, if you please. As to three in number, to be produced from the first of May, what has passed between you and Tedyuscung last fall, to the first Monday in June, 1830, a premium of 5 dolls. concerning the purchase of lands, we know nothing of. or a gold medal of that value. They are not here; and if we inquire, we can only hear 2d. For the best early Potatoes, not less than one what you say on that head. We should have been glad peck, to be produced on or before the first Monday in pur nephews, the Delawares, and brothers the Shawa. June, 1830, a premium of 3 dolls., or a silver medal of nese had been here at this time, that we might have that yalue. heard the complaints on both sides. Then we should 3d. For the best early Cabbage, not less than six have been able to judge who was in the fault, & we are heads to be produced on or before the first Monday in determined to see justice done to the party aggriev- June, 1830, a premium of 2 dolls., or a silver medal of ed. As they are not here, we can say nothing about it. that value. But you yourselves between whom the business was 4th. For the best early Peas, not less than half a peck transacted must be the best judges.

in quantity,to be produced on or before the 31st of May, "Brothers--You acquaint us that there are certain 1830, a premium of 2 dolls., or a silver medal of that persons empowered by the King to purchase lands value. here from the Indians. We are unacquainted with this. 5th. For the best early Peas, not less than half a peck Neither do we know how our father the King of Eng- in quantity, to be produced on or before the first Saturland, has divided his provinces. You say if you bave day in June, 1830, grown in Pennsylvania, a premium done the Indians any injustice you are willing to make of 2 dolls., or a silver medal of that value. them satisfaction. We are glad to hear it. And as you 6th. For the best Broccoli, not less than three in have writings to refresh your memories about every number, to be produced on or before the 1st Monday in transaction that has happened between you and our ne- November, 1830, a premium of 3 dolls., or a silver me: phews and brothers, the Delawares and Shawanese, we | dal of that value.

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7th. For the best Melongena, (Egg Plant,) not less 27th. For the best Sea Kale brought to the Philadel. than three in number, to be produced on or before the phia market, not less than twelve bunches, of one first Monday in September, 1830, a premium of 2 dolls. pound each; to be produced on or before the first Monor a silver medal of that value.

day in July, 1831, a premium of $10, or a gold medal of 8th. For the best Artichokes, not less than six in that value. number, to be produced on or before the first Monday 28th. For the best nursery of Fruit Trees, regard to in June, 1830, a premium of 2 dolls., or a silver medal be had to the number of trees and varieties thereof, a of that value.

premium of $10, or a gold medal of that value. 9th. For the best Cardoon, (Cynara cardunculus) 29th. For the second best nursery of Fruit Trees, a not less than three stalks, to be produced on or before premium of $5, or a gold medal of that value. the first Monday in October, 1830, a premium of 3 dolls. 30th. For the introduction of any new and valuable or a silver medal of that value.

fruits or esculent roots, a premium of $5, or a gold me10th. For the best Celery, not less than six stalks, dal of that value. to be produced on or before the first Monday in Octo The object of the society in offering these premiums, ber, 1830, a premium of 2 dolls., or a silver medal of is to excite a spirit of emulation among cultivators, to that value.

improve the varieties of fruits and vegetables, and dis11th. For the best Taragon, not less than two fair seminate a knowledge of the art of gardening. Theresized bunches, to be produced on or before the first fore all persons, whether members of the society or not, Monday in May, 1830, a premium of 2 dolls, or a silver are eligible as competitors, and are invited to become medal of that value.

such. 12th. For the best Tomato, (Love Apple,) not less N. B. he Society holds its stated meetings on the than one dozen, to be produced on or before the first | 2d Monday evening of each month, in the Phænix Hose Monday in July, 1830, a premium of $2, or a silver me- House, Zane, above Seventh street, which affords good dal of that value.

opportunities for submitting the articles to the inspect13th. For the best Strawberries, not less than tivo ing Committee; it is not, however, absolutely necessary quarts, to be produced on or before the first Monday in

to produce them at those periods, but the Committee June, 1830, a premium of $3, or a silver medal of ihat will attend for examination every Wednesday and Satvalue.

urday morning, from 8 to 9 o'clock, at the Seed Store of 14th. For the best Raspberries, not less than two Messrs. D. & C. Landreth, No.85, Chestnut street. quarts, to be produced on or before the first Monday in It is desirable that each kind of fruit offered for comJuly, 1830, a premium of $2, or a silver medal of that petion may be as numerous as possible, regard being value.

had to produce none but of a fine quality; for instance, 15th. For the best Gooseberries, not less than one the first fruit on the list for premium is strawberries, the quart, to be produced on or before the first Monday in two quarts of which may consist of numerous kinds, July, 1830, a premium of $3, or a silver medal of that though a single variety' excelling all others offered value.

would be successful. Each kind should be accompani. 16th. For the best Cherries not less than two pounds, ed by its name: to be produced on or before the first Monday in June, It is also desirable that the vegetables exhibiied 1830, a premium of $3, or a silver medal of that value.

should be accompanied by short observations on the 17th. For the best Apricots, not less than two dozen, mode of cultivation, if peculiar, together with any other to be produced on or before the first Monday in July, remarks of utility. 1830, a premium of $3, or a silver medal of that value.

If of any article for which a premium is offered, no 18th. For the best Pears, not less than half a peck in specimen be submitted worthy of distinction, the sociequantity, to be produced on or before the first Monday in October, 1830, a premium of $5, or a guld medal of ty reserve the power to withhold the premium.

It is to be clearly understood that any fruits and vegethat value.

tables brought forward for competition are to be the 19th. For the best late Pears, not less than half a growth of the competitor. peck in quantity, to be produced in a ripe state, from

Any further information that may be desired, can be December 1830, to first Monday in March 1831, a pre- had on application to any member of the society, or at mium of $5, or a gold medal of that value.

No, 85 Chestnut street. 20th. For the best Grapes, not less than 4 bunches,

J. R. INGERSOLL, President. to be produced on or before the first Monday in Octo

May 19th, 1830. ber 1830, a premium of $5, or a gold medal of that value.

21st. For the best Plums, not less than two dozer, to be producad on or before the first Monday in Octo.

Early Productions. ber 1830, a premium of $3, or a silver medal of that We understand Mr. William Bate of the city of Cam. value.

den, New-Jersey, had in the Philadelphia market, on 22d. For the best New Zealand Spinach, (Tetragona Saturday the 15th May, Farly Potatoes, taken from Expansa,) not less than one peck in quantity, to be pro- vines grown from potatoes planted this spring; the ear. duced in 1830, a premium of $, or a silver medal of liest perhaps, ever produced in a field or lot in our clithat value,

mate.-Ani. Star, 23d. For the best early Apples, not less than half a peck, to be produced on or before the first Monday in

From the American Slar. August 1830, a premium of $3, or a silver medal of that Messrs. EditoRS.-I read a communication in your value,

paper, of the 12th inst. headed “Early Productions," 24th. For the best Winter Apples, not less than half setting forth that “Green Peas were offered for sale in a peck, to be produced on or before the first Monday the Philadelphia market on the 7ih inst. grown by Mr. in January 1831, a premium of $3, or a silver medal of Hugh Hatch of Cooper's Grove, N.J." and that "Mr. that value.

Hatch has for the last twenty-seven years successively, 25th. For the best early Peaches, not less than half a raised the first Green Peas that were in the Philadelphia peck, to be produced on or before thd first Monday in market, except those of Southern growth.” Now, all August 1830, a premium of $3, or a silver medal of that I have to say in reference to the above, is merely this, value.

that others of our industrious agriculturists and towns. 26th. For the best late Peaches, not less than half a men, to wit. Mr. William Bate and Mr. Amos A. Midpeck, to be produced from the first September to first dleton, also, had Green Peas in the Philadelphia mar. Monday in October, 1830, a premium of $3, of a silver ket for sale on the 7th instant, the products of their res. medal of that value.

pective farms in this city.

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4 and 5...

.9 5 and 6.

.7 Made to the Board of Guardians for the relief and em.

8 and 9.

2 ployment of the Poor-May 24th, 1830; and published

-121 by their order.

There have been received from parents, &c. for the The Committee of the Children's Asylum respectful board of children given up to them, $115 16, and ly report the past and present condition of that interes for hay sold 3 dollars—making the total receipts 118 ting institution.

dollars 16 cents. At the close of the preceding year, 112 Boys and 15 The amount of orders drawn upon the Treasurer is Girls, remained in the Asylum. Agreeably to the week. $6,199 93,--from this som deduct $222 19, paid ly reports of the Matron and the records of the commit- this year for last year's account, and it will leave the ac. tee, 136 children have been admitted during the year, tual Expenses of the institution $5,977.74-less the viz:-.

above receipts $118 16. Without making any alIn (1st mo.) January,. .7 | In (7th mo.) July, ....19 lowance for articles purchased and remaining unconsu.

(2d mo.) February....9 (8th mo.) August....10 med. The following statement will exhibit the differ(3d mo.) March, .8 (9th mo.) September 22 ent items of expenditure. (4th mo.) April, .8 (10th mo.) October, 17 Provisions(5th mo.) May,.. (11th mo.) Novemb. 13 3060 gallons of milk,

428 40 (6th mo.) June, . 16 (12th mo. )Decemb...3 9325} lbs. of beef and mutton 331 40

3074 lbs. shins,

54 88
Total,
136

-386 28 As this number includes re-admissions, 16 Boys and 6 Pork,

10 55 Girls are to be deducted-leaving 114 original admis. 1246 lbs. of Rice,

36 08 sions.

5 barrels of four,

28 62 During the year, there have been actually discharged 162 lbs of crackers,

8 42 from the Asylum 85 Boys and 34 Girls—119; as follows: 174 bushels of Indian meal,

7 35
Bound...

.51
35 do.
of corn,

14 25
Delivered to parents or friends. .37

2 cwt. of buckwheat,

6 19 Died,....

.13

40,447 lbs. bread from Alms-house, Eloped..

3

and 8.69 paid by matron, 1254 59
Sent to Small-Pox Hospital,

.3
274 113, of coffee,

34 96
Do. to Alms-house,..

1
1207 lbs. of sugar,

104 20
Out on trial,.........
11-119 122 lbs. 8 oz. lump do

19 37
Of these were discharged in

109: do. tea,

69 19 1st mo. January. 4 | 7th mo. July,..

.7 | 125 do. chocolate,

17 50 2d mo. February. 1.58th mo. August, ...13 231 gallons molasses,

70 00 3d mo. March, :9 | 9th mo. September,....6 32 do. vinegar,

4 00 4th mo. April,.. ..10 | 10th mo. October, .10 Salt,

3 22 5th mo. May,... ..16 11th mo. November, ..15 2 bbls. fish,

9 62 6th mo. June, . ..14 | 12th mo. December....10 174 bushels potatoes,

66 40 269 heads of cabbage,

15 82 119 102 bushels of turnips,

16 50 The ages at which those 54 who were bound, are Sundries per Matron's bill,

89 63 Between 2 & 3,.. .1 | Between 8 & 9,.. .10 Porterage of provisions,

5 50
3 & 4,
.4
9 & 10,..
.7

2706 64
4 & 5,..
.4
10 & 11,

.1 Clothing-
5 & 6,
.5
11 & 12,
2 Materials,

338 38
6 & 7,........7

Making,

122 47
7 & 8, ......10
51 Buttons,

7 62

244 pairs shoes&boots and repairing, 175 25 The average weekly number in the house during the

643 72 year has been 128-viz. 112 Boys and 16 Girls - The

Domestic Wages and Salarynumber now in the Asylum is 121, viz. 106 Boys and 15 Regular domestics,

550 50 Girls-of these, about 29 or 30 are likely to be perma. Man as gardener, &c.

120 00 nent inhabitants of the Asylum, from incurable disease, Occasional wages, per matron's bill, 94 27 deformity, or other causes.

Matron's Salary,

275 00 The ages of those in the Asylum, at this time, are as

1039 77 follows:

Fuel and Lighting-
Boys.
Girls.
Coal, 14 tons,

97 30 Between 2 and 3... ..6 | Between 2 and 3 .1

Pine wood, 5 cords,

19 05 3 and 4.......12

3 and 4...

4 Oak do. 100} cords, 467 15
4 and 5........ 15
4 and 5.. .3

-583 50
5 and 6.......18

5 and 6....
701 gallons oil,

32 93
6 and 7.. ...12

6 and 7...
42 pounds candles,

4 97
7 and 8. ..26

7 and 8.
Wicke,

1 05
8 and 9... ..9
9 & 10.... .2

38 95
9 & 10...
10 & 11....

622 45 10 & 11

14 & 15.

School 11 & 12

Sett of Lessons,

15 00
14 & 15

15
Teacher's salary,

199 96
Books, paper, quills, &c. per matron, 23 82
106 Total............121

238 78 They have been in the Asylum the following terms InfirmaryLess than 1 year,

13 coffins 6.50, medicines 6.50, 12 95
Between 1 and 2..
.31 Physician's salary,

115 00
2 and 3.
.14 Leeching,

22 00
3 and 4.
...14 Repairing instruments,

7 00 You. V

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