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states will no doubt soon be stimulated to adopt similar measures, and I have little doubt but that at no very distant period we will have a topographical view of this elegant country, surpassing in accuracy of delineation any thing heretofore exhibited.

I am, respectfully,
Dear Sir,
Your obedient servant,

JOHN MELISH.

DOCUMENTS

ACCOMPANYING THE LETTER OF THE BOARD OF INSPECTORS OF THE PRISON OF PHILADELPHIA

OF THE EIGHTH FEBRUARY, 1816.

Statement of the number and species of Crimes for which Pri

soners have been convicted, sentenced and confined in the Goal of the city and county of Philadelphia, from the beginning of the year 1790 to the conclusion of the year 1815.

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Attempt to poison,
Assisting prisoners' escape,
Assault with intent to rob,
Assault and battery with intent to murder,
Arson,
Assault and battery,
Adultery,
Accessary to a burglary,
Assault with an intent to kill,
Assault with an intent to commit a raper
Assault,
Burglary,
Bigamy,
Bawdy house keeping
Burning,
Bastardy,
Breaking prison,
Breach of health laws,
Blasphemy,
Counterfeiting,
Cheating,
Concealing the death of bastard child;
Conspiracy,
Coining

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Contempt of court,
Disorderly house keeping,
Deceit,
Defraud,
Deserting wife,
Forgery,
Felony,
Fornication,
Forcible abduction,
Felony and robbery,
Horse stealing,
House breaking,
Highway robbery,
Harbouring convicts,
Ill treatment to wife,
Incest,
Indenting a check,
Kidnapping,
Larceny,
Misdemeanor,
Manslaughter,
Murder in the first degree,
Murder in the second degree,
Maiming,
Nuisance,
Perjury,
Picking pockets,
Passing counterfeit money,
Poisoning,
Robbery,
Rape,
Receiving stolen goods,
Riot,
Robbing United States mail,
Robbery with intent to kill,
Tipling house,
Uttering counterfeit bank notes,
Uttering counterfeit dollars,
Uttering forged letter of attorney,
Uttering forged check,

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Total,

4,264

DOCUMENTS

ACCOMPANYING THE GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE OF

THE THIRTEENTH FEBRUARY, 1816.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF OHIO.

Chillicothe 20th January, 1810. SIR-I have the honor to transmit to you copies of resolutions passed by the General Assembly of the state of Ohio, with a request, that they may be laid before the legislature of the state over which you preside.

Very respectfully,

T. WORTHINGTON. Ifis Excellency the Governor

of the State of Pennsylvania.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF OHIO,

January 17th, 1816. WHEREAS the legislatures of Massachusetts and Connecticut have proposed the following amendments to the constitution of the United States:

First. Representatives and direct taxes, shall be apportioned among the several states which may be included within this Union, according to their respective numbers of free persons, including those bound to serve for a term of years, and excluding Indians not taxed, and all other persons. Second. No news

state shall be admitted into the Union by Congress, by virtue of the power granted by the constitution, without the concurrence of two-thirds of both houses.

Third. Congress shall not have power to lay any embargo on the ships or vessels of the citizens of the United States, in the ports or harbors thereof, for more than sixty days.

Fourth. Congress shall not have power, without the concurrence of two-thirds of both houses, to interdict the commercial intercourse between the United States and any foreign nation or the dependencies thereof.

Fifth. Congress shall not make or declare war, or authorize acts of hostility against any foreign nations, without the concurrence of two-thirds of both houses, except such acts of hostility be in defence of the territories of the United States, when actually invaded.

Sixth. No person who shall hereafter be naturalized, shall be eligable as a member of the Senate or House of Representatives of the United States, nor capable of holding any civil office under the authority of the United States.

Seventh. 'The sarae person shall not be elected President of the United States a second time, nor shall the President be elected from the same state two terms in succession."

Resolved unanimously by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That it is inconsistent with good policy to adopt the said amendments, and that this General Assembly do not concur therein.

Resolved, 'l'hat the Governor of this state, be requested to transmit a copy of the foregoing preamble and of these resolutions, to the President of the Senate, and a copy to the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States, and a copy to the Governor of each state in the Union, with a request that the same be laid before the legislatures thereoti

MATHIAS CORWIN, Speaker

of the House of Representatives.
PETER HITCHCOCK,

Speaker of the Seriate.
Attest,
WM. DougieNTT, Clerle

of the House of Representatives.

Attest,
C. A. NORTON, Clerk
of the Senate.
Siate of Ohio, Secretary of States Office,

Chillicothe, 18th January, 1816. I certifiy the foregoing preamble and resolutions, to be truly copied from the original on file in my office.

JER. M. LENE,
Secretary of State.

STATE OF VERMONT.

Mountpelier, November 10, 1815. SIR-Agreeably to the direction of the General Assembly, I herewith transmit the resolutions of the present session on the subject of the amendment of the constitution of the United States, proposed by the state of Massachusetts.

I have the honor to be,
With great consideration,
And respect,
Your obedient servant,

JONAS GALU SHA
His Excellency the Governor

of Pennsylvania,

Whereas the Legislature of Massachusetts has proposed the following amendments to this constitution of the United States :

First. Representatives and direct taxes, shall be apportioned among the several states which may be included within this union, according to their respective number of free persons, including those bound to serve for a term of years, and excluding Indians not taxed, and all other persons.

Second, No new state shall be admitted into the Union by Congress, by virtue of the power granted by the constitution, without the concurrence of two-thirds of both houses.

Third. Congress shall not have power to lay any embargo oni ships or vessels of the citizens of the United States, in the ports or harbors thereof, for more than sixty days.

Fourth. Congress shall not have power, without the concurrence of two-thirds of both houses, to interdict the commercial intercourse between the United States and any foreign nation or the dependencies thereof.

Fifth. Congress shall not make or declare war, or authorize acts of hostility against any foreign nation, without the concurrence of two-thirds of both houses, except such acts of hostility be in defence of the territories of the United States, when actually invaded.

Sixth. No person who shall hereafter be naturalized, shall be eligable as a member of the Senate or House of Representatives of the United States, nor capable of holding any civil office under the authority of the United States.

Sevenih. The same persou shall not be elected President of the United States a second time, nor shall the President be elected from the same state two terins in succession."

Resolved by the General Assembly of the state of Vermont, That it is inexpedient to concur with the said legislature in the amendments aforesaid.

Resolved. That the Governor be requested to transmit a copy of the foregoing preamble and resolution, to each of the Senators and Representatives from this state in the Congress of the United States, and to the Executive of each state in the union, with a request that the same be laid before the legislatures thereof,

In General Assembly, Vov. 1, 1815.
Read and adopted.

Attest,
WILLIAM D. SMITII, Clerk.

In Council, November 7, 1815.
Read and concurred.

Attest,
ROLLIN C. MALLARY, Secetary.

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