to haul into a wharf or dock, or to make sail in order to pro-
ceed to sea, shall have the same privilege.
6. When any ship or vessel is lying along side any wharf,
and not taking in or discharging, she shall make way for,
and permit any vessel that wants to unload or load, to come
inside next the wharf, until she discharges or loads her cargo;
and the said vessel when so discharged or loaded, shall haul
outside and give way to the ship or vessel that first occupied
the wharf—Provided, that from the first day of December to
the first day of March, no vessel shall be compelled to move,
xxxiv Philadelphia Index.
PLAN OF THE WARDS
Of the Incorporated Part of the Northern Liberties.
COHOCSINK CREEK, or Northern Boundary.
or, Peg-g' s Run.
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VINE STREET, or Southern Boundary
POST OFFICE— PHILADELPHIA,
116 Chesnut street,- Richard Bache, Esq. Post Master.
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE MAILS.
New York, Connecticut, Massachussetts, Rhode Island.
Vermont, and New Hampshire states, arrives daily, at hall
past 6 A. M. ; closes daily, at 2 P M
Frankford, Holmesburg-, Andalusia, Bristol, and .Morris-
ville, Pa. arrives daily, at half past 6 A. M.j closes dailv, at
2. P. M.
Hulmesville, Pa. arrives Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Satur-
days, at halt' past 6 A. M.; closes Mondays, Wednesdays, and
Fridays, at 2 P. M.
Newtown and Attleborough, arrives Thursdays, at hall
past 6 A. M ; closes Tuesdays, at 2 P. M
Burlington, Trenton, Princeton, Brunswick, Woodbridye.
Rah way, Elizabethtown, Newark, Jersey city, and Amtu.'
Philadelphia Inde:v. xxxv
anves daily, at half past 6 A. M.; closes daily, at half past
2 P. M.
Newton, Morristown, Sparta, and Orange, N. J. arrives
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, at half past G A. M ;
closes Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, at 2 P. M.
Via Easton, Pa. for Johnsonburg, Hamburg", Belvidere,
Hope, Knowlton Mills, Deckertown, Harmony, and Vernon,
N. J. arrives Tuesdays, at 6 A. M.; closes Mondays, (from
1st April to 30th September) at 5 P. M.; at 3 P. M. (from 1st
October to 3 1st March.)
Plemington, Piustown, Van Syckles, New Hampton, A?
bury, Mansfield, and Bloomsbury, N. J. arrives Wednesday,
at half past 6 A.M.; closes Saturday at 2 P. M.
All other offices in East New Jersey, arrives Wednesday at
half past 6 A. M.; closes Monday at 2 P. M.
Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, N. Carolina, S. Cai-olina and
Georgia states, and Alabama territory, arrives daily at 1 P.
M.; closes daily at half past 6 A. M.
Ohio state south and west of Chilicothe, Kentucky, Indiana,
Illinois and Missouri states, arrives daily at 1 P. M.; closes
Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at half past 6 A. M.
New Orleans, Mississippi and Tennessee states, arrives
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 1 P. M.; closes Sun-
days, Wednesdays and Fridays at half past 6 A. M.
London Grove, Chatham, New Garden, Cochransville and
Strasburg, L. Cy. Penn. arrives Wednesday at 1 P. M.; closes
Saturday at half past 6 A. M.
Pittsburg, Pa. and intermediate offices, and via Pittsburg,
Pa. for Ohio state and Michigan territory arrives daily at 4
P. M.; closes daily half an hour before sun-set.
Via Harrisburg, Pa. for Mifflin and Huntingdon counties,
arrives Wednesday at 4 P. M.; closes Saturday half an hour
Via Columbia, Pa. for York and Adams counties arrivee
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 4 P. M.; closes Tues-
days, Thursdays and Saturdays half an hour before sun-set.
Via Downington, Pa. for Kennett Square, New London
Cross Roads, Oxford, Ch. Cy. and White Horse and Mount
Pleasant, L. iy. arrives Wednesday at 4 P. M.; closes Mon-
day half an hour before sun-set.
West Chester, arrives Wednesdays and Saturdays at 4
P. M.; closes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays half an
hour before sun-set.
Reading, Pa. and intermediate offices, arrives Mondays.,
Thursdays and Saturdays at 6 A. M.; closes Mondays, Wed-
nesdays and Fridays (from 1st of April to 30th September)
at 5 P. M.; (from 1st October to 31st March) at 3 P. M.
Via Reading for Berks, Lebanon and Dauphin counties, ar-
rives Mondays arid Saturdays at 6 A. M.; closes Mondays
and Fridays (from 1st April to 30th Sept.) at 5 P. M.; (from
1st Oct. to 31st March) at 3 P. M.
xxx vi Philadelphia Index.
Via Reading for Northumberland, Union, Columbia, Lv
coming 1 and Centre counties, arrives Monday at 6. A. Al-
doses Monday, (from 1st April to 30th Sept.) at 5 P. M.,
(from 1st Oct.'to 31st March) at 3 P. M.
Via Harrisburg for Halifax, D. Cy. Seelins Grove, U. Cy
Sunbury and Northumberland, Northd. Cy, Milton, Ca. Cy.
and Williamsport, L. Cy. arrives Wednesday at 4 P. M.j
closes Wednesday half an hour before sun-set.
Enston, Pa. and intermediate offices, arrives Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays at 6 A. MI; closes Mondays, Wed-
nesdays and Saturdays (from 1st April to 30th Sept.) at 5
P. M.; (from 1st Oct. to 31st March) at 3 P. M.
Via Easton, Pa. for Northampton, Luzerne, Pike, Wayn*,
Susquehanna, and Bvadford counties, Pa. and Gennessee, N.
York, arrives Tuesday, at 6 A. M.; closes Wednesday, (from
1st April to 30th Sept.) at 5 P. M.; (from 1st Oct. to 31st
March) at 5 P. M.
Wilkesbarre, arrives Tuesdays and Saturdays at 6 A M.,
closes Wednesdays and Saturdays (from 1st April to 30th of
Sept.) at 5 P. M.; (from 1st Oct' to 31st March) at 3 P. M.
Bethlehem, Montgomery Square, Allentown, Lausanne and
Kreidersville, Pa. arrives Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Satur-
days (from the 1st May to 31st Oct.) at 6 A. M.; Tuesdays
and Fridays (from 1st Nov. to 30th April) at 6 A. M.; closes
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (from 1st May to 31st
©ct.) at 5 P. M.; Tuesdays and Fridays (from 1st' Nov. to
30th April) at half past 12 P. M.
Nazareth, Pa. arrives Tuesdays and Saturdays at 6 A. M;
closes on Wednesday, with the Eastern mail; on Friday, 'with
the Bethlehem mail.
Bridgetown. West N. J. and intermediate offices, arrives
daily, at 3 P. M ; closes daily, at 3 P. M.
Via Bridgetown, for Cedarsville, Fairton, and Dividing
Creek, arrives Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays,' at 3
P. M.; closes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at 3 P, M.
Via Bridgetown, for Millville, Port Elizabeth, Dennis's
Creek, Cape May C. H. and Cape Island, arrives Mondays
and Fridays, at 3 P. M.; closes Wednesdays and Saturdays,
at 3 P M;
For Salem, N. J. via Woodbury, Sweedsborough and
Woodstown, arrives Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at 3
P. M.j closes Monday*, Wednesdays and Fridays, at 3* P. M
Tuckerton, Somers' Point, Long-a-Coming, Evesham, Sooy's
Inn, May's Landing and Absecoyn, N. J. arrives Tuesday at
4 P. M. ; 'closes Wednesday at 3 P. M.
Mount Holly and Moore's Town, arrives daily t ahalf past
12 A. M.; closes daily at half past 12 P. M.
Bordentown, New Mills, Haddonfield, New Egypt and
Black Horse, N. J. arrives Wednesday at half past 12 A. M.,
Closes Wednesday at half past 12 P. M.
Swiftsure mail, via Jenkintown and New Hope, Pa. Somer-
set C. H. Plainfield, Springfield, Bound Brook an4 Scotch
Philadelphia Index. xxxvii
Plains, N. J. arrives Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays
at 6 A. M; closes Tuesdays, Thursdavs and Saturdays at
6 A. M.
ill for Germantown, P. arrives daily at 8 A. M.; closes
dailv at 4 P. M.
RATES OF POSTAGE.
On single letters carried any distance not exceeding 30
miles, 6 cents; over 30, and not over 80, 10 cents; over 80,
and not over 150, 12^ cents; over 150, ."and not over 400,
18£ cents; over 400, 25 cents. Double letters, or those
composed of two pieces of paper, double those rates. Triple
letters, or those composed of three pieces of paper, triple
those rates. Packets or letters composed of four or more
pieces of paper, or one or more articles, and weighing 1 one
ounce avoirdupois, quadruple those rates; and in that propor-
tion for all greater weight. Ship letters, not carried by mad,
Each newspaper, carried not over 100 miles, 1 cent; over
100 miles, 1£ cent. But if carried to any place within the
state where printed, whatever be the distance, the rate is
only 1 cent.
Magazines and pamphlets are rated by the sheet, and car-
ried over 50 miles, 1 cent; over 50, and not over 100, 1^
cent; over 100, 2 cents. Every four folio pages, eight quarto
pages, and sixteen octavo, or lesser pages, are to be consi-
dered a sheet; also the surplus pages beyond even fours, &c.
Letters must be left at the Post Office within the time spe-
cified, to insure going in the mail of the day; and Xewspa
pers, before that time. As there are several places of the
same name in the United States, it is necessary that the di-
rections should be particular, the States should be distin-
guished, and, when it might otherwise be doubtful, the
Counties. When letters are not for a Post Town, the nearest
Post Town ought to be mentioned.
The Post Office is open daily, from sun-rise to sun-set, ex=
cept on Sundays, the Fourth of July, and Christmas day,
when it is open from 8 to 9 A. M. and from 2 to 3 P. M.
Persons wishing to pay postage when the Office is shut,
can enclose the money with the letter, directed to a The Post
Office." Those who keep accounts with the Carriers, or Of-
fice, will please to enclose the letter directed in the same
manner, with a request that the postage be charged to their
All notes or letters deposited in this Office, directed to any
part of the city east side of Broad street, and to the populous
parts of the Northern Liberties and Southwark, will be car-
ried out three times a day, viz. at 8 A. M. at 1 P. M. and half
an hour before sun-set. D
Letter Carriers — Abraham Cook, Josiah Johqson, Ale
cler Robb, David Watson, Isaac Bewley, Thomas F. Goou
MAIM LJXE OF POST TOJT.VS,
From Wiscasset to Sunbury, with their distances, as estab-
lished bv the Post Master General.
fFrom Wiscasset to
| J North Yarmouth
| ] Portland
I New Brunswick
• .'hester 15
Christiana Bridge 1 1
-< Harford 12
( olchester 16
Bowling Green 22
£ I Hanover C. House 25
g S Smith field
•i (^Cheraw C. House,
or Greenville 75
Increase nf Metfiodisni*
The Wesleyan Almanack for 1823, published in
contains an account of the annual conferences of the Mellip-
Episcopal Church in the United States, and the nui
of church members under the care of each conference
spectiveb appears that during last year there
were 15,476 members U and that their present I
',623 — 14,377 of whom are colo:
There are liOG Travelling Preachers under the Church.
Philadelphia Index, xxxix
Of the Institutions* Copipanle&s and Societies,
Monied, Religious, Humane, Charitable, Literary, Stc. I
olition Society Annual election Dec. 31. President,
Academy of .Yatnral Sciences Annual election Dec. SO.
President, Win. Maclure.
.■IdiiH School An evening- school for those who have not
had the advantage of an early education (who are taught
gratis) is opened in Southwark Hall. Those of either sex,
who wish to attend the course of instruction, can leave their
names at either of the Day Schools, in the Hall. Persons, al-
though advanced in years, need not feel diflident in corning;
j African Friendly Society of St. Thomas Annual election
first Wednesday in December. President, iiobcrt Douglass;
Secretary, Wm. West. Meet at B. Burton's, south Fifth be-
Aim-well School Society, for the free instruction of Female
American Beneficial Society.
Americun Brotherly Society Meet the second Saturday
in every month, at J12 north Third.
Americun Friendly Institution Incorporated in 1811.
Meet the second Monday in each month, at the S. W. corner
ot Race and Fifth. Annual election on the second Monday
in June. [None but native Americans are admitted. The
benefit of sick members is from 3 to J§4, per week; and in
case of death, $30 is allowed for funeral expenses, and '25
cents additional, from each member, where there is a widow.
Persons applying for membership must be between the ages
of 21 ami 40. Initiation from o to §10. Contribution 37 cents
per month. J
American Philadelphia Society.
American Philosophical Society, for the Promotion of Useful
Knowledge Vice President, Chief Justice Wm. Tilghman;
Treasurer, John Yaughan.
Aihetueum (For the Promotion of Literature.) Incorpo-
rated in 1815. • .ootns in the Philosophical Mall, Fifth below
Chesnut. Open daily, except Sundays, from 8 A. M till 10
P. M. President, Chief Justice Win. Tilghman; Vice Presi-
dent, J-ohn Yaughan; Treasurer, Quintin Campbell.
Auxiliary Bible Society.
Bricklayers'' Benefit Society.
Bricklayers' Company -Incorporated in 1799. Election
c*n the 1st of January.
il Philadelphia Index.
British Emigrant Society Meet at 27 north Fifth street
awns' Club Meet 29th January (the anniversary of the
Poet's birth.) President, Gavin Hamilton; Secretary, Adam
Burrows' Beneficial Society Incorporated in 1°16. Mee1
at Wilson's tavern, opposite the State House, the first Tues
day in each month.
Cabinet of Sciences.
Caledonian Benevolent Society Annual election January
8th- Treasurer, Alexander M'Causland.
Carpenters* Company Meet at their Hall in Carpenter'?
court. Instituted in 1724, and incorporated in 1790.
Christ Church Hospital for TVidoivs, 10 Cherry street.
Christian Benevolent Society.
Cincinnati Society of the State of Pe7insylvania———\x\r\\M)X
election on the 4th of July.
City Hospital For the reception of patients labouring
under malignant fevers; situate S. W. corner of Sch. Fourth
and Francis' lane.
College of Phvsicians Incorporated in 1739. Election in
Columbia Benevolent Society Instituted in 1804. Meets
the 4th Thursday in every month, at New Market Hall, S
Second street. Annual election in February.
Columbian Chemical Society.
Columbian Beneficial Society of the City and County of Phi-
ladelphia Incorporated in 1816. Meets at New Market
Hall (south Second street) on the first Tuesday in every
month. Each person on being 1 admitted a member, pays into
the funds a sum agreeable to his age — thus: if between 21
and 25, §3 — for every year older 50 cents. No person ad-
mitted who is more than 40. Monthly contributions 31 cents
Weekly payments to sick members (not until they shall have
been one year in the Society) S 1 *- If* however, the disorder
f a less serious nature, yet so as to incapacitate him from
pursuing his usual business, he is entitled to receive §3 per
Columbian Beneficial Society Incorporated in 1800.
Meets on the first Saturday in every month, at John Wilson's
tavern, 193 Chesnut street". Election first Thursday in March
Columbian Society of Artists President, Col. J. Trum-
bull; Vice President, Win. Strickland; Treasurer, John Val-
lance; Professor of Anatomy, Dr. P. C. Barton.
Committee ofJMissionsofthe General Assembly of the Presb? -
Philadelphia ludc.c. xli
■,mon Prayer Book Society President, Chief Justice
Cordwainers* Society Meets at 1G1 Chesnut street.
Cnrdrotuners 1 Society Meets on the third Monday in each
month, at 97 south Fifth.
Coaqunaque Benevolent Society Meets on the fourth
Tuesday in the month, of New Market Hall, south Second st.
President, George M'Leod.
Uecatur Benevolent Institution Established in 1817. ■
Meets on the first Saturday in each month, at the S. W. cor-
ner of Second and Coats' street. Annual election first Satur-
day in January.
Delaplaine's National PanzograpJda, of the Portraits of
Distinguished Americans, east room, ground floor, of the
State House, under Peale's Museum. Admittance 25 cents.
City Dispensary, 57 south Fifth street Annual election
on the first Monday in January. President, Right Rev. Bi-
shop White; Apothecary, Geo. G. Tresse.
Northern Dispensary, 37 Green street, N. -\ corner of
Eiudd ■■ Instituted in 1816. Annual election January 6.— —
President, Rev. George Boyd; Apothecary, David Shute.
Southern Dispensary, 98 Shippen President, Dr. Samuel
P. Griflitts; Apothecary, James Weaver.
Domestic Society for the Encouragement of Manufactures
Established in 1805.
Episcopal Female Tract Society.
Episcopal J\lissio7iary Society Annual election October
:3. President, Right Rev. Bishop White.
Erin Benevolent Society Meets at Mrs. Dunn's inn, 223
south Second street, on the 17th of every month. March 17
St. Patrick's Day) is the anniversary.
Exhibition of the Works of American Artists, at Saml. Ken-
nedy's, 72 Chesnut street.
Farmers' and Mechanics' Society—— Meets at the corner o*f
udd and Green
Female Association for the relief of Women and Children in
distressed circumstances'. Instituted in 1801.
Female Domescic Missionary Society.
Female Society of Philadelphia, for the Relief and Employ-
ment of the Poov. The Society offer for sale, at their ware
room, Sheeting, Table Linen, Napkins, Comfortables, Bolster
and Pillow Cases, Stockings, Homespun, Cotton and Woollen
Ifarn^ kinen and Muslin Shirts, S;c. D 2
xlii Philadelphia index.
Female Hospitable Society, for the Relief and Employment oi
the Poor Instituted in 1809. Ware room, 1 Apple .
alley. Mary A. Snyder, president; Elizabeth Van Pelt, trea-
surer; Margaret Silver, secretary. The Society have on sale,
at No. 34 north Fourth street, Cotton, Flax and Woollen
Yarn, Sewing Thread, Shirts, Table Linen, Floss Cotton,
manufactured by the poor, with many articles on commission.
Those who wish to give employment to the indigent and in-
dustrious, are solicited to give their custom to this institution.
First Day or Sunday School Instituted in 1793.
First Jackson Benevolent Institution Meets at the S. W.
corner of Race and Fifth street.
Franklin Association of Philadelphia Instituted in 1814,
for the promotion and dissemination of general literature.
Meets weekly at the N. W. corner of Vine and Fourth. The
anniversary is celebrated on the evening of the 16th of Janu-
ry, the birth-day of the illustrious Franklin. Elections quar-
terly, viz. on the evening of the first Monday in January,
April, July, and October.
Franklin Benevolent Institution——— Incorporated in 1812.
Meets at the Iron Sign, in Third below Coats' street, first
Monday in each month. Annual election in May.
Franklin Union Benevolent Society Meets at J. Wilson's
tavern, 193 Chesnut street, on the first Monday in each
French Benevolent Society — (" Societe de Bienfaisance")
Incorporated in 1805.
Friendly Columbian Beneficial Society—— fleets on the first
Wednesday in each month, at New Market Hall, south Se-
Friendly Society of Philadelphia Meets at the S. W. cor-
ner of Fifth and Race, on the 3d Tuesday in each month.
Friendly Society of St. Tammany.
Friendly St. Tammany Society Incorporated in 1790.
Meets at the S. W. corner of Firth and Race, on the third Sa-
i.urday of each month. Elections on the 1st of May and third
Saturday in November.
General Gates Beneficial Society Meets at the Red Lion,
in Brewer's alley, on the second Thursday in each month.
Annual election on the second Thursday in February. Incor-
porated in 1818.
German American Mutual Assistant Society—— Incorpo-
rated in 1801. Meets on the first Monday in each month, at
the widow Crowner'6, in Third, opposite the Northern I.:-
?>erties Commissioner's Hall. Annual election on the first
.Monday in February. Capital g2000.
German and American Mutual Assistant Society ■ "J ncor-
Philadelphia Inch xliii
pirated in 1818. Meets as above. Capital $400. [The two
preceding societies are governed by one set of officers.]
man American Beneficial Society.
German Beneficial Society.
German Beneficent Society of the Northern Liberties.
German Societi; Meets at their Hall in Seventh below
German Society for Jlfntual Support and Assistance Meets
on the first Saturday in January, March, May, July, Septem-
ber and November, at the S. W. corner of Fifth and Race.
Jhtfid-in-Hand Society Meets at the S. \V. corner of Se-
cond and Coats', on the second Saturday in each month.
Jlaimojiic Society of St. John's Church Stated weekly
meetings on Friday evening, at the corner of Race and Sixth,
Hibernian Society, for the Relief of Emigrants from Ireland
Incorporated in 1792.
/Iiram Beneficial Society Meets at the German Hall, in
seventh below High.
Howard Beneficial Institution of Pen?istdvania——\ncor\)o.
1 in 1812. Meets at the N. L. Commissioner's Hall, Third
street. Annual election the second Wednesday in January.
Humane Society President, Joseph Crukshank.
Independent Blues and Military Benevolent Society ■ .
Meets on the second Wednesday in each month, at 97 south.
Independent Harmonic Society Meets at the N. W. cor-
ner of Vine and Fourth.
Independent Beneficial Society Incorporated in 1811.
Meets at New Market Hall, south Second, on the third Mon-
day in each month. Annual election on the third Monday in
Independent Benevolent Society Instituted in 181Q.— —
Meets on the second Thursday in each month, at New Mar-
ket Hall, south Second.
Irish Beneficial Society.
Irish Emigrant Association Meets at Judd's hoteL
Jackson Beneficial Society Meets the first Tuesday in
each month, at the S. M . corner of Fifth and Race. Annual
election in January.
Journeymen Bricklayers Society.
Journeymen Blacksmiths' Beneficial Society.
Journeymen Coopers Society.
Journeymen Cord-Gainers' Society.
Journeymen Hatters 1 Society.
uv Philadelphia Jndcc.
Journeymen Printer? ( Compositor's) Association Pi
dent, James M'Ribbin. Vice President, Charles Ge<
Treasurer, Horace Roate. Secretary, William L. Norton,
Journeymen Printers' (Pressmen's) Association P:
dent, Peter C Konkle. Vice President, Abraham Howman.
Treasurer, M. Calfieu. Secretary, Congor Shern.
nual election on the last Saturday ia the year.
Kensington Beneficent Sor
harm Society of Philadelphia Meets at the Law Lit.
Room id the State House.
Lawrence Benevolent Institution Incorporated in 1814.
Meets at the N. L. Commissioner's Hall, north Third. Annual
■■lection on the first Thursday in January.
Logo-man Library Annexed to the Philadelphia Lib]
—but the books, about 4000 volumes, are kept separate.
.Madison Beneficial Society of the A'orthern Liberties In-
corporated in 1812. Meets the second Thursday in each
month, at the S. W. corner of Second and Coats'. Annual
election on the first Thursday in March.
Magdalen Society Incorporated in 1802. Asylum X. Iv
corner of Sch. Second and Rr.ce. President, Right Reverend
Bishop White. Meets at Carpenter's Hall on the second Tuc=
itav of February, May, August ar.d November. Annual elec=
*.ron on the second Tuesday in February.
Male Subbath School Society.
Murine Bible Society.
Mariners 1 Benevolent Society.
Masonic Institutions For full information, see Rob:. D*e-
silver's Mason's Pocket Book, which, with an assortment oi
elegant Masonic Apron*, Z~c. may be had at his bookstore,
1 10 Walnut street, 6th house below Fifth.
Master Bricklayers' Soeiety Incorporated in 1809.
Master Coopers' Soc:ety.
Master Mechanics' Benevolent Society Instituted in 1810.
Annual election on the second Tuesday in January. Meets at
1 arpenter's Hall.
.Muster Plasterers' Society Incorporated in 1804. Annual
election in 1804.
Jtaster Tai Incorporated in 1804.
Medical Lycei ■■-,.