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Containing the








i-r©m the 1st of February 1809, to the 1st of February 1810


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And Sold by W. Woodhouse, No. 6, South Front street,
Benjamin & Thomas Kite, No. 20, North Third street, and:
W. W. Woodward, corner ofChesnut and Second streets

a^>v ; W^$& *<\







No. 266, Sansom'sRow North Second,

Above Callowhill Street.


Advanced upon Watches, Plate, Jewels,
Household' Furniture, &c. &c.



On Moderate Terms,

Hours of attendance, every day in the week (Sundays,
the 4th of July, Christmas, the 1st of January, and Good-"
-Friday excepted) from 9 o'clock A. M. till 1, and from
3 P. M. until 7 in the evening-.

To the Public.

Any Person having* lost, being defrauded, or having* pro-
perty stolen are requested to leave a particular description
of the same in writing* at the above Offices called the LOM-
BARD OFFICES, including- their address, that the Pro-
perty may be detained (if brought) and the parties secured ;
as books are kept for entering- the same without charge,
and a reward of Five Dollars, upon conviction, will be paid
to the Prosecutor, by either of the above Offices to which
the Property may be brought and detected,



Also to be had, Oysters in the shell, back of
No. 10, North Front street,



JOHN CONNELLY, 78, South Second.
Dry Goods — Tuesday Morning's, and Friday afternoons.
Groceries — Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

T. B. FREEMAN, 177, High.
Dyy Goods— Tuesday afternoons, Monday and Tuesday at

Groceries — Friday mornings.

JOSHUA LIPPINCOTT, 51, & 53, North Front.
Dry Goods — Wednesday and Saturday afternoons.
Groceries — Tuesday and Friday at noon.

SAMUEL ISRAEL & Co. 56, North Front
Dry Goods— Monday and Tuesday afternoons.
Groceries— Tuesday and Friday afternoons.

ANDREW BAYARD, 15, South Front
Dry Go^/s-«Wednesd'ay and Saturday afternoons
Graemes— Tuesday and Friday afternoon. -

JOHN MAC GREGOR, 133, South Front
Dry, Goo ds— Wednesday and Saturday mornings.
Groceries— Mxinday and Tuesday mornings.
JSoehs"- Wednesday and Saturday evenings.




Statistical Memorandums, - - 1 — 15

Number of Buildings, &c. - - 15

Bible Society, - - - 18

Statement of Deaths, - - - 19

Names of the Inhabitants, - - 21


List of Streets, See. ... 1

Duties payable by law on Goods, &c. - 8
Ministers and Commercial Agents from the

United States to Foreign Nations,

Ministers of Foreign Powers, &c. - 24

Government of the United States, - 25
Insurance Comjianics.

Phoenix, - 28

Union, - ib

United States, ib

Marine, - ib

North- America, 27
Pennsylvania, - ib
Philadelphia, - ib

Delaware, - - ib
Chamber of Commerce, - ib

Turnpike, Bridge It? Canal Companies.

Schuylkill Bridge, - - 29

Do. and Suequehannah Canal, - - ib

Delaware and Schuylkill Navigation, - ib

Lancaster and Philadelphia Turnpike, - ib

Germantown, Sec. ib

Cheltenham and Willow-Grove, - 30

Frankford and Bristol, i 'b

Chesnut-Hill and Spring-house, - ib

Philadelphia, Brandywine, &c. - - ib

Vine Company, ib

Corporation of Philadelphia, - - ib

Justices of the Peace and their Fees, - 3 1—32

Constables and their Fees, - - 32 — 37

Establishment of the Mails, - * 33

Land and Water Stages, - - 34 — 36

For repairs, &c. of Pumps, - - 37

Superintendants of Laborers and Carts. - ib

For Hackney Coaches, - - - 38



Guardians of the Poor, 38

Managers of the Aims-House, &c. - 39

University of Pennsylvania, - - ib

Library Company, - 40

Philosophical Society, - - - 41

Academy of the. Fine Arts, - - ib

First Day or Sunday School, - - ib

College of Physicians, - - - ib

Medical Lyceum, - . - ib

Pennsylvania Hospital, - - - ib

Philadelphia Dispensary, - - 42

Board of Health, - - - - ib

Humane Society, - - - 43

Magdalen Society, - - - ib

Alleviating Miseries of Prisons, 44

Inspector of Prisons, - - - ib

Abolition of Slavery, &x. - - - ib

Charity Schools, ib

Incorporated German Society, - - ib

French Benevolent Do. - - 45

Scots Thistle Do. - - ib

St. Andrew's Do* - - ib

St. George's Do. - - ib

St. Patrick's Do. - ib

Cincinnati Do. - - ib

Carpenter's Do. - - ib

Master Taylor's Do. - :-; ib

Agricultural Do. r - 46

Union Do. - - ib

Friendly St. Tammany Do. - - ib

Associate of Friends, Sec. - - .ib

Premium Society, - - - ib

Bank United States, -' - - ib

North-America, • , - - - ib

. Pennsylvania, - - - 47

Philadelphia, - - - ib

Farmers' and Mechanics', - - ib

Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, - - - 48

Physicians, Midwives and Nurses,, - 49— -51
Courts of Pennsylvania, - 51—53

Custom-House, Wardens and Rates ef Pilotage, 54

Plan of the Wards, - - - *4

Calendar, - - r - S6


ALEXANDER James, storekeeper 85 south Water

Allison rev. Benjamin, 70 south Eighth

Amos F. grocer near 1st Turnpike Gate Germanto wn road

Anderson John, grocer 96 south Water

Apple George, carpenter 225 Swanson

Atherton Humphrey, attorney at law 10 north Eighth

Bazin Dque. & Co. apothecaries, kc. 11 north Second

Beard James, grocer 12 south Wharves

Beck & Lammot, merchants 11 and 12 south Water

BeUighMiss, teacher 154 Mulberry

Biddle Charles jun. merchant 14 south Front

Bingham T. engraver and letter cutter Sixth near the ls.1

Turnpike Gate
Bogle Robert, storekeeper 46 south Eighth
Bohlen J. merchant 5 south Fourth
Boker Aaron, storekeeper 12 south Second
Boiler Mrs. 1 south Sixth and 89 Sassafras
Bramble Charles, blacksmith 207 south Fifth
Bunner James E. 95 Pine

Bunting & Watson, lumberyard corner Eighth and
Calderwood Wm. gunsmith near 1st Turnpike Gate Ger-

mantown road
Cathrall Willis, taylor 51 New
Clark Samuel, dyer 251 north Second
Closson William, cavernkeeper 204 north Water
Cochran Hugh, porter Seventh near Sluppen
Coleman Alexander, weaver corner Shlppen and Srveiitt.
Coner Michael, carpenter 201 south- Seventh
Croursauls — A. merchant 122 Spruce
Cummins William, hatter 130 north Fifth
Delaveau Isaac, shipwright 219 Swain

Demorlier , 23 Union

Diller Isaac, grocer 2 north Fifth

Douliis B. gentleman 35 Almond

Dueye Jacob, hairdresser 99 south Fifth

Dufief N. G. professor of French literature 10 south 8th

Dunn & French, merchants 48 north Front

Dunnahue M. soapboiler 304 and 305 south Third

Dyer William, Heydes court

Edwards Jonathan, taylor 459 north Third

Evans J. currier near 90 north Front

Ewing Maskill, attorney at law 276 Mulberry

Farquhar Benajah, painter 17 Cresson's alley

Farris Edward, teacher 86 south Front

Faussett James, brickmaker66 Plum

Feinour Joseph, tinsmith 216 Swanson

Ferguson Robert, shoemaker south Juniper

Fernagus J. L. French bookstore and circulating 1

88 south Front
Fisher M. shoemaker 353 north Third
Friel Patrick, taylor 148 S Third
Garrettson Joshua, laborer Taylors alley
Gesh John, carter 471 north S :cond
Gibbs A. G. mariner 63 Cedar


Glenn J. grocer corner Spruce and Seventh
Golden Joseph, laborer 39 Mulberry
Goodwin Thomas, merchant 366 High
Greenman Thomas B. gentleman 2u Oak (S)
Guyer S. oak cooper 8 north Seventh
Hopkins David & Co. ironmongers 269 High
Jackson Thomas & Co. merchants 366 High
Keefe John, vermicelli manufactory 19 Swansoit
Lechler Anthony, 3 Sterling alley
Ley, Hup feld 8t Co. sugar refiners 13 Sterling alley
M'Farran M. & D. grocers 424 north Second
M'Cutchen William K. & Co. merchants 56 north Front
M'Donnald James, Walnut near Eleventh
M'Euen Henry, 77 Plum
M'Gee Samuel, carpenter 15 Fayette
M'Kay Isabella, boarding house 28 Strawberry
Mercer John & Co. grocers 12 south Wharves
Morris Richard II. storekeeper 34 south Second
Newman 8c Happ, back 391 north Front
Nicholls James, baker Centre alley
Noblet Dell, grocer 150 south Fourth
Norton Sarah, nurse 219 Swansph
O'Connor J. storekeeper 212 south Second
O'Conway J. broker Goforth alley
Overman William, 11 Fine
Palmer Amos, tavernkeeper 220 north Front
Parham Jos. lumber yard corner Walnut and Ninth
Pearson Martha, baker 476 north Second
Piercie Jacob, potter 416 north Front
Quail William, mate 27 Meade alley
Quandrell Jane, shopkeeper Fourth above Brown
Quigley Mary, shopkeeper Marys alley
Qumn James, laborer 201 south Front
Heed Sarah, boarding house 74.Penn
Ricketts J. coach wheelwright Broad above Sassafras
Ridgway B. Sc H. mantua makers 18 Elfreths alley
Roberts E. gentlewoman 29 Church alley
j Roberts Joseph, 'accomptant 168 Mulberry
Rogers P. K. m. d. near 306 High
Rogers John, ladies! shoemaker back 15 north Sixth
Rogers John, shoemaker 58 Lombard and 138 Cedar
Rogers Joseph., glue maker Peggs
Rogers Mary^gentlewoman 67 Pine

Rogers Samuel, neats foot oil manufactory 12thnear Vine
Rogers Robert, porter next 314 south Third
Rogers & Son, parchment, glue, whip and cowskin irm~

nufacturers Peggs
Ross David, carpenter 81 north Ninth
Seokie George, watchman Locust near Ninth
Sell Henry, painter, &c. near 487 north Second
Shields Luke, carpenter Kunckle
Sutter Peter Y. sea captain 130 Chesnut
Thatcher Jane, tea store 40 Viv,on




robinson's directory,


PHILADELPHIA City and Suburbs contained,
by enumeration, in the year one thousand eight hun-
dred and six, Thirteen Thousand Two Hundred and
Nineteen Houses, if we add the probable number
erected in one thousand eight hundred and seven, say-
two hundred and fifty, and estimate the number in
one thousand eight hundred and eight at six hun-
dred, will be Fourteen Thousand One Hundred
Houses ; and suppose each to average seven per-
sons, gives a population of about One Hundred
Thousand Inhabitants. Thus it appears, that during
an Embargo, which has paralyzed the energies of
the country at large, but more especially of all the
other sea-ports in the Union, the number of dwel-
lings erected in the present year, have exceeded
those of former times ; to which have been added a.
Public School ; a Lutheran Church ; two lofty-
Towers, for the casting of patent shot ; a Panorama
for picturesque exhibitions ; a Circus or Riding-
School, to teach the science of horsemanship ; ande-
an Amphitheatre for equestrian performances.

The School above-mentioned, is calculated to ac-
commodate six hundred children, upon the com-
pendious plan lately invented by a British philan-
thropist ; and has been aptly denominated the Scat-
ter good School, from the name of the person princi-
pally instrumental to its foundation, under the li-
beral patronage of William Sansom, Esq. an&


m *••».

other ben evoleAV Citizens; *to diffuse \ht benefits
of useful learning, and to introduce habits of order
and industry among the Poor.

The Church is a building of seventy feet by 100,
now finishing in a style of magnificence unusual in
the edifices for sacred purposes in Philadelphia, of
which there are forty-one appropriated for Public

One of the Shot Towers is one hundred and sixty-
two feet high, erected by Paul Beck, Esq. and be-
ing suitably terminated with an embattled parapet,
is very ornamental to the western side of the City,
contributing to break the monotonous outline of pri-
vate buildings extending near three miles in length,
too sparingly relieved by the solitary elevation of a
single steeple ; since the spires of the State-House
and the Presbyterian Meeting have been parsimo-
niously taken down. The other Tower is a spiral
cone, erected by Bishop 8c Co. one which would
produce a handsome effect in a perspective view of
that quarter of the City, were it not for the aukward
protuberance of two unequal chimneys, a defect
which it is hoped the proprietors will remove, ei-
ther by reducing the chimneys to thc~level of the
roof, or by running a rail round the eve, to conceal
a deformity, of which the public have a right to com-
plain in a structure where heighth exposes it to
every eye.

The Episcopal Church dedicated to St. James,
the tower of which it is hoped will not b$- permitted
long to remain without a spire. The Bank of Phi-
ladelphia, a fanciful building, but whose apartments
are a pleasing specimen of the lightness and solidity
peculiar to the Gothic style : and the new Peniten-
tiary, a substantial and extensive edifice, well adapt-
ed to the beneficial purposes intended, are not at
present particularized ; because, though they are
now finishing, the walls were carried up in 1807.
Neither are the New Manufactories particularly
enumerated, as many of them are of a yet longer
standing ; and it would require more exactness than
the limits prescribed to this essay would admit, to

enter into a minute description, though the aggre-
gate value forms a body of considerable amount in
the calculations of political economy, furnishing
conclusive.evidence, that the Philadelphians are li-
berally applying part of their wealth to the patriotic
encouragement of every species of domestic manu-
facture : — And if the same liberality was judiciously
applied to the promotion of Turnpike Roads, the
advantages to the State and to the City ould be im-
mensely great, always taking care that the objects
and directions of the roads that are promoted, be
calculated to produce the effect of convenient com-
munication, from the extremities of the State to its
own Capita/, which there is reason to apprehend has
not been the case with all the Turnpikes that have
been made at the expense of Philadelphia capital-
ists. — The road, of all others most important to us,
and which can be finished within the moderate sum
of seventy thousand dollars, remains neglected :
« The Susquehannah and Tioga Turnpike," which
is a continuation of the " Susquehannah and Lehigh
Turnpikes ;" these roads, the last of which is com-
pleted, and the first within the reach of so small a
sum, would, with the trifling addition of a very few
miles more, as will be seen in the statement follow-
ing, form a chain of communication from this City
to the head of the Seneca lake, a distance of two
hundred and twelve miles, direct through the
northwest of our own State, inevitably bring the
produce of the western parts of the neighbouring
States to this market, and open a vast extensive
country, (now either locked up, or obliged to pursue
circuitous routes to the City of New-York,) with this
peculiar advantage attending, that the benefits can-
not be diverted from this State and this City, into
any neighbouring channel. For a more full illustra-
tion of this subject, I shall introduce an extract
from a statement made to Congress in the vear
1807, viz;

" The two incorporated companies above refer-
red to may be considered as parts of one entire un-
dertaking, having in view, as they connect with


others, one great object, viz. to often a direct turn-
pike communication between the city of Philadelphia
and the head of the Seneca lake in the state of New-
York ; a communication, which, in its direction,
would be the nearest and best from Philadelphia and
from New-York to the shores of "Lake Ontario,
above Sodus Bay, and to Upper Canada, as well as to
Niagara, with its connections and dependencies ;
and the safest at all times, being in its whole dis-
tance through a fertile, and increasingly populous
country, no part of which, in case of a foreign war,
would be subject to the inconveniences of a frontier

"The distance from Philadelphia to the head of the
Seneca lake, by the route contemplated, is but two
hundred and twelve miles, which distance has been
at different times, and with different views, appor-
tioned into sections, and companies organised, or au-
thorised by the Legislature, for turnpiiung the whole,
except in Pennsylvania, that part of the road which
is between Bethlehem and Weiss's ferry, (twenty-
live miles), and in New York state from the state
line to Newtown, (six miles), both which sections
are in an open country through which there is now
a good road.

"From the head of the Seneca Lake,|to the Bay of
Sodus, on Lake Ontario* is seventy miles, through
a fine country ; so that from the city of Philadelphia
to Sodus Bay, on that lake, communicating with and
bounding on Upper Canada, is in the whole distance
tmt two hundred and eighty-two miles, admitting in
all its extent through Pennsylvania, (and we be tie ve
also through New York) of a good road.

" To dwell on the immense importance of such a
communication to the United States, to the states of
Pennsylvania and New York, to the city of Philadel-
phia, or, to the interior country, would be superflu-
ous to the enlightened Legislature for which the
communication is intended, and might be deemed
improper from us.

" The section of road first undertaken with a view
of ultimately uniting the ajbresaiol points, was that

authorised by an act of the Legislature of Pennsylva-
nia, passed March 19th, A. D. 1804, " Enabling; the
Governor to incorporate a company by the name of
•' the President, Managers, and Company of the Sus-
quehannah and Lehigh Turnpike," to make an arti-
ficial road from Nescopeck on the N. E. branch of
the Susquehannah, to a place called Lausanne, on
the North side of Nesquehoning creek, near its en-
trance into the river Lehigh, a distance of thirty
miles." This distance was in part through a moun-
tainous country, but being about the middle ground,
and that which presented the greatest obstacles,
from its thin population, it was determined to com-
mence the great object in view by first completing
this section, which would demonstrate at the same
time the practicability, and the expense of the re-
mainder, and would also immediately open,, by this
short portage, the water communication from New-
town,- on the Tioga, to Philadelphia.

u It whs accordingly undertaken in the autumn of
1804, and was completed ill 1805, so that there is
now a good turnpike road, through an heretofore al-
most impassable wilderness, by which the produce
from the N. E. branch of the Susqnehannah at
Nescopeck, may bebrought to Lausanne at the head
of the Lehigh navigation, and thence in times of
fresh, and when the navigation of that river shall be
improved, at all times, to Eastern Trenton, Phila-
delphia* &x.

." The success of this first section of road, and its
great benefit to all the surrounding country, in-
duced an application to the ensuing Legislature for
a continuance of it from Berwick (on the W. side
of the Susquehannah opposite to Nescopeck) ov
Whopehawiy, a few miles above it, to that point on
the state line which is nearest to Newtown on the
Tioga, in the state of New York. An act was accor-
dingly passed on the 2Sth March, 1806, authorising*
a company called the " President, Managers, and
Company of the Susquehannah and Tioga Turn-
pike" for this purpose, which was duly organis-
ed, and under whose direction the road is now pro-.

pressing from Berwick, as fast as the limited sub-
scription to its stock (which appears in the schedule
hereto annexed) will admit. This section (which
consists of seventy-one miles from Berwick to
that point on the state line nearest to Newtown
on the Tioga), terminates near the seventy mile
stone on the line of the state of New York, from
whence there is so good a road of six miles to
Newtown, that a turnpike was not at present deem-
ed necessary. From Newtown to the head of the
Seneca Lake (eighteen miles) a company is au-
thorised by an act of the Legislature of the state
of New York to make an artificial road, which
would thus terminate at its northren extremity,
the communication proposed. The experience ob-
tained in making the firstsection of thirty miles, and
the information of the surveyor who has explored
the whole of the section from Berwick to the
state line, justify us in the opinion, that this last
might be completed as the law requires, at an
average rate of g 1,000 per mile, amounting for the
whole to g7 1,000; of which sum individuals have
subscribed payable in money and in land 1 13 shares
at g 100 each, leaving a deficiency (to complete the
whole number of shares contemplated) of 597 shares
tttglOO per share == g59,700.

""The completion of the whole of this section, or at
least, the opening of it, so as to admit the free pas-
sage of waggons, is essential to every part of the
proposed plan, because its northren commencement
is at that point to and from which, the greatest inter-
course is contemplated, and a considerable part of
its progress is through a country yet but thinly set-
tled, and without any good roads. It is believed that
$200, per mile, being g 14,200, would enable the
company to open the road, so as to answer every
purpose of advantage, except the immediate receipt
of toll^ which, in a national view, would probably be
the last consideration, as it has been of individual at-
tention in every part of this important undertaking ;
the patrons of which, while they had no doubt, that
ic % few years this receipt would amount at least %6

the legal interest of the money expended, were
generally stimulated by considerations more inter-
esting, and involving their individual interests in
'he increased prosperity which would be given to
. the agricultural interests of the state, and the com-
mercial benefits to its capital.

"At the same session of the Legislature of Penn-
sylvania, viz. en the 17th of March 1806, an act was
also passed authorising the president and managers
ot the Susquehannah and Lehigh Turnpike Compa-
ny, toextendthe section of the thirty mile road, from
its termination at Lausanne, to Weiss's ferry, for-
merly called Fort Allen, on the Lehigh, where
there is a good bridge over that river ; the distance
of this section is jive miles, and the number of shares
autnorisea to be subcribed for its completion is six-
y, at 8100 per share, making &6,000 . whkh wouM
be amply sufficient for the object. No part of this
section, which, though simUI, is a very important
one, has been yet undertaken, nor shares subscrib-
ed; a pan of it of about one and a half miles is amon-
the worst pieces of road in the whole distance, beinS
through a very narrow defile between the mountain
and the river Lehigh, which rises suddenly from
its banks. y

"The same act last mentioned, also authorises a

B,,W? r °. t0bC made iV ° m thCmain SCCti ™ «

tlmty mile3 t any pomt on the gus hai
Within three miles above the mouth of Whopehawly
-reek, and a subscription for making said branch
road not to exceed fifty shares at g 1 QO each, This
mbseripuon has not yet been made nor any part

i For??!^ 6 te T in r ati ° n ° f thC five ^ miIe ^tion

t roit Allen on the Lehigh, the distance to Bethle-
iem is twenty-five miles, through an old settled
ountiy, with a road sufficiently good to satisfy
he inhabitants, and for which no turnpike has been
aought necessary. From Bethlehem to the Sprinc
louse tavern, a well known stage road (thirty-four
lies) an Act of Assembly authorises a turnpike
>ad, not yet commenced. The last section from

the Soring House tavern, over Chesnut Kill, and
through Germantown to Philadelphia (eighteen
rules) has a good turnpike road now completed.
" Thus it appears, that in the whole distance of two
hundred and twelve miles from Philadelphia to the
head of the Seneca lake in the state of New York,
bv the route proposed, there is but thirty-one miles
for which legislative sanction has not been obtained
for the formation of a turnpike road, on principles
which it is believed would combine national and in-
dividual utility- That a very considerable progress
has been made in the several sections of this great
work, the practicability of the whole demonstrated,
and its exoense ascertained by the completion of se-
veral parts to be very moderate, and trifling mdeeci,

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