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Meeting of the Council at Philadelphia



At a Council held at Philadelphia, on Thursday, July 14, 1774:

Present, the Honourable John Penn, Esq˙, Governour, Rich˙ Peters, Benj˙ Chew, and James Tilghman, Esqrs.

The Governour laid before the Board several late Letters from Arthur St˙ Clair, Esq˙, at Ligonier, containing very favourable accounts of the disposition and temper of the Indians, as also an Extract of Mr˙ Alexander M' Kee, the Deputy Indian Agent' s Journal, of all the transactions with the Indians at Pittsburgh, since the first of May last.

The Governour then acquainted the Board, that the Assembly being to meet, by summons, on Monday next, on occasion of the late Indian disturbances, he thought it would be necessary that a Message should be prepared to be sent them immediately on their meeting. Whereupon, Mr˙ Chew, Mr˙ Tilghman, and Mr˙ Shippen, were appointed a Committee to prepare a draught of the same.