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XDITOK AND FBOPKIBTOK. ' '
4ritr TERMS. , . '
Theierma of the Standard henceforth will be four doV
laraforthe Weekly six mouths, end six dollar for the
Semi-Weekly ix months, invariably in advance Owing
to ihe condilion or the curreney and the uncertainty of the
times, e-absoriptioos for a longer period than six month
Will sot bo received. .
RALEIGH: WEDNESDAY, DEC. 1, 1863.
Tfce L&test New, '
Dates from Dalton, Georgia, to the 11th state
that the enemy are at Cbickamauga, and have,
pickets at Missionary Ridge.. The indications are
apparent that it is their intention to go in W win
ter quarters in Tennessee, and send thirty thou
sand men to Virginia to act under Grant, who it is
stated is to take the place of Meade."
General Longstreet was at Watauga river, near
Kingsport, at the latest dates, making his way to
It is stated that the commands of Ransom and
Vance have been consolidated, and Yaughan's com-.
man,d has also succeeded in joining the-main body.
Nothing ew from Geo,, Lee. . ;v ..." . ? -
The report of the federal Secretary of War states
the Yankees have forty thousand rebel prisoners;
the rebels thirteen thousand Yankee )oners.
'The Yankee conscript law has been: enforced in
twelve States, and brought-fifty thousand men into
the field and ten million dollars of substitute money
in the treasury. He says the reports of the armies
indicate that a large proportion will re enlist if the
government gives furloughs one month before their
terms expire. .
Lincoln's nfessage had not been received in Rich
mond. The Examiner states that there was a ru
ftor that he had proposed in his message to leave
the question of restoration of the Union to ihe Vote
of the several States. '
Presiden t Lincoln has called on the people of the
United States to render homage and gratitude to
God for the triumph of the Union forces, in dislodg
ing the Confederates from East Tennessee.
Gold in New YoTk 151.
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The Legislature of this State adjourned on Mon
day morning last, to meet again on the third Tues
day in May. -The late session occupied twenty-one
days, and is the fourth session of this Legislature.
First, the regular session secondly, the sojourned
sesssion thirdly, the called Bession fourthly, the
adjourned session, commencing November 23d, and
ending December 1 4th, 1863.
We publish to-day the closing proceedings of the
two houses, together wuh the captions of the laws
and resolutions passed. Hereafter, as we can make
space for them, we shall publish in fiail all the im
portant acts aod resolutions.
Weareunderobligatienstoour Reporters, Messrs.
T. H. Hill and W. H. Finch, for the promptness and
accuracy with which they have made their reports
for the Standard. '
We are glad that the Legislature has adjourned
to a day certain: That body owed it to itself to re-
tain in its own hands the right to reassemMQ to
act on questions which, may come up far considera
tion. Nearly five months will iritervene between
its adjournment and re-assembling in May ; and
meanwhile the most important events are likely to
occur. The people will have ample time in which
. to instruct their representatives, and we trust that
during this time their will may be publicly and un
It is a noteworthy fact that no resolutions were
introduced at this session endorsing the administra
tion of Jefferson Davii If they had been, they
would have, been promptly tabled.
Our columns are so much crowded to-day that
we have no space for Congressional proceedings.
Bat little, however, has been done thus, far, though
a number of bills, resolutions of inquiry, Ac, have
been introduced. Both -houses have passed a bill
prohibiting substitutes in the army for the future,
and repealing all laws on the subject We shall
keep our readers posted as to the action of Congress-
Domestic Mascactcbb9.-A friend has shown
ns a gentleman woolen shirt, knit by a lady in
Bertie, which is equal in all respects to the menno
article. The lady manufactured the entire article
from wool produced in Bertie." The war has de
veloped much ingenuity and industry in the South,
- especially among the ladies.
Mr. Walter J. Jones, of Caswell County, and
Mr John a 'Conrad, of Yadkin County, have
been examined by the Supreme Court in Cham
bers, and admitted to the practice of the law in the
County Courts of this State.
We publish to-day the scheme of the Secretary
of the Treasury for reforming the currency. This
scheme is endorsed by the President The disease
is very bad, but the remedy is worse than the dis
ease. Adopt this scheme, ana tne property oi nine
teen persons will rapidly pass into the hands of the
twentieth. Instead of relieving the country, it will
add immeasuarably to its embarrassments and dis
Thb Rations or tde Yankeb Prisoners Mb.
CoMKBSAiir Nortiiop. In the- House of Rspresen
tatives on Wednesday hst, Mr. Foote moved, as an
amendment, that ths committee To whom was re
ferred that portion of the President's message r
lating to the exchange of prisoners be instructed to
Inqufre-if there be W truth in the agaUor , of
the enemy that their prisoners have not been given
not Jot enough, it was the fault of the Commsary
Geofral Mr. Northrop, and his way of doing ban
nS This man had been a c.rse to the country.
Thoueh he had injured the country more than the
enemf he was retained in-offiee. He was a pepper
, doctor from South Carolina, and he looks more like
. a wgetari-. than any' man he ever saw. He had
Erd that he had sent in an official document to
tht war Department to prove that the vegetable
diet wm far the best lor the sustenance 6f life.-r
Northron should be dragged from his position.
RVman as Northrop would bring disgrace np
tnty gTement Think you that Washington
would hare had such a man under him f He m
Tended tomove his dismissal from office at a very,
He will not be dismissed. He is a pet of the
President,, and an original secessionist, and there
' fore entitled, by divine. riRht, to hold office. Mr.
Davis is so wise that he never changes his opinions,
especjally as to his favorites. - '
' The Secretary of War announces that the soldiers
heretofore conscripted for three years, cannot tbe
discharged. Another breach of faith. .We shaH
gm what Congress does ou this vital subject
rfTTt lTnw .
in -Utt, 1 11
The PresMeat and hi Favorites.
In tkj Housa of Representatives, on Wednesday
last, Mr. Foote, if Tennewee, submitted (he follow
ing remarks on that part of the President's message
in wnie&.ne ascribes our defeat at Chattanooga to
the want of courage on the oart of our boons. The
Presiderrtjn defiance of the wishes of the whole
country, retains a favorite in command who has lost
Tennessee, a part of Georgia, and a Dart of North-
Carolina ; and when inquiries are made as to the
cause of the late great disaster at Lookout, hd when
very one is looking toihe President for the truth
on the subject, he tells the "country that his favor
ite is not to blame, but that the' responsibility for
mo toss ot mat battle res ts on a portion of our brave
troop ;, But to the remarks oFGen. Foote:
Mr. Foote moved. tv n4 inun.. i..t
committee to whom mi .mrarrA k. n.:-
of the President's message relating to military af
fairs be instructed to enquire into the cause of our
late disastrous defeat before f!htor, ...
certain whether it was owing, as iffcrmaliy stated I
oy tne President in his message, to the want of valor
00 P of our army, or to other causes.
Mr. Foote read from the President's message that .
portion wtach alludes to the late battle before Chat-1
wuuoga. ne saia be took issue with the President
or with any one else who would charge our army1
with a want of valor. . A more valiant body ol
men the world never saw. He charged the Presi
dent with the responsibility of that defeat, and he
could prove it ; When Bragg was in Kentucky.be
WW then he was incompetent and should be retired
fonjtba army. . At the battle of Perryrtttaj-waen
lie ppoBe divide his army, a military council-
mama .MJ.ir.i. . - . . r . .
w . " "a uuicersproiestea against It -
ore tnan nme months ago he had, with a number
of his coireagoes,'the whle delegation from his'
State waited upon the President and respectfully
entreated him to remove General Bragg and place
Joe Johnson in command of that army. What was
the answer? It was not for him to say, but the
country knows. He had been through the army in
Tennessee-he had visited dl the camps he had
talked with all the officers and h
ut a feeling of distrust with Bragg. His army
Tiad no confidence in him. Ha hri di-in... .n hi
officers out of the army. He had made a martyr ol
n eJjad "roniated the gallant Breckinridge.
He was soonstituted that he could not agree with
his officers. He was on bad terms even with Hardee. ;
This was well known. He had seen a letter from
Bragg to a member of Congress a fact which could
not be disproved in which he said that he could
not command that army efficiently unless he could
get rid of twelve Brigadier-Generals and a regiment
of field officers.
The President had persisted in keeping Bragg in
office against the protest of both the army and peo
ple. So he did with another favorite of his Pern
b'erton. Although the Mississippi Legislature re--pudiated
Pemberton, and charged the loss of Vicks
burg to him, all the President ever did was to order
a court martial, which never did any thing but meet
for two days. Pemberton was still dear to the
President . Ho was his bosom friend. While he
was here the President had entertained him in his
house. Nor Was this all What must be do, when
be goes South, but to take Pemberton along with
him. Wherever he went, Pemberton was with him.
When he visited the army in Tennessee, and re
viewed it, he passed before our men with Pember
ton on his side, but he was glad to know that, on
passing a portion of the army, a murmur rang along
the lines, and the men pointed at Pemberton saying,
" There goes the traitor that sold Vickburg."
Just before the battle before Chattanooga Xhe
President agreed to dividing and weakening the
army by detaching Longstreet' s command, although
the enemy in front were, before Longstreet was sent
off, far superior in numbers to our army. Our army
had beeat. left but forty thousand men, as he learned
officially at .the War Department while the enemy s
force was estimated at one hundred-to one hundred
and ten thousand. Had Longstreet's command hot
been sent away we should, in "all human probability,
hive won the battle. The President's visits to the
army bad never brought out any good. They, bad
only been productive of disaster.. Had he nevfer
have gone up to the army after the first battle of
Manassas our troops would hare taken Washington.
The. President ordered Bragg to fight the battle of
Murfreesboro', and here again was theQbult of his
military counsels. Would to God- he would never
visit the army again. '
The Present had charged the atmy with a want
of valor, but he charged the President with gross
misconduct in retaining his favorites in office, and
with partialities and prejudices, which, if persisted
in longer, will prove fatal to pur cause.
Mr. Fcotesaid that the President had charged his
(Foote'e) constituency with a want of valor, and he
wanted the facts in the case. If he was the only
man in the House who had the courage to cast a
vote of censure on the President, for maligning our
brave army he should, at least, exercise that privilege-Mr.
Milesv of South-Carolina, suggesting that the
subject had best go to a select committee, for en
quiry, Mr. Foote withdrew his resolution."
The Scheme of the Secretary of the Treasury
for the Relief of the Fiaances of the Govern- '
meat and the Improvement of the Confeder- .
' The following is the scheme suggested bv Mi. Memmin
ger, in bis report to Congress, for the relief of the gorern
ment finances aod the improvement of the Confederate ,
currency, which, notwithstanding the crowded condition -ot
eur columns, we present to our readers :
1. That Congress forthwith authorize a loan of 11,000,
000,000 in six per cent, bonds, the principal payab e in
twenty years, the interest semi-annually ; to be extended
hereafter, from time to time, so as to consolidate the whole
public dtbt ;
2. That the Secretary of the Trevsnry be authorized to
sell at par as many of the said bunds as will be sufficient
to take up tbe outstanding currency and to pay the appro
priations made by Congress. .
8 That tbe deposit of Treasury notes on account of the
said loan may be received at the Treasury or any of its
depositories, or by Commissioners to be appointed said
deposits to be in sums of one hundred dollars, or in sums
of which me hnndred is a perfect divisor.
4. Certificates shall be issued for such deposits, which
sha.l entitle the holder to bonds, for the amount, with in
terest from tbe date of deposit If the deposit be made in .
the month of January, tbe bonds issued for tbe same shall
be exempt from the tax of 5 per cent, for tbe present year,
hereinafter mentioned; if made iu tbe moojh of February,
ther shall be exempt from one-half of the tax; and if made
in the month of Mirch; ther shall be exempt from ooe-
burth of tbe said .tax. . iimcers, goiaiers, ana sesmeo, m
service, shall be entitled to exemption from the whale tax
for sums paid at any tune before April 1st, 18tfl.
8. A tax of 5 per cent stall be imposed on all property:
and credits (other than the hew issue of aotes hereinafter
mentioned) which may be held on the 1st ef April hext, to
be paid on the 1st of July, one-half in Treasury notes and
one-ba f in coin, or in the coupons of the bonds issued for j
'6. Incase the coupons should advance in the market to j
a premium exceeding i per cent, any iax-pvr auan oe
'permitted to pay his tax in treasury Aotes of the new is
sue, with 25 "per cent added.
7. Wilhin six months a new and improved issue snail
be made ot two hundred millions of treasury notes, in sub
stitution fo- that amount of old issues, and all the old is
ues st all be ar.celled, and the faith of the government is
pledged not to increase said issues.
8. Notice shall be given to the holders of treasury notes,
(other than the said two hundred millions.) requiring them
to present their notes at the-Treasury, or at some of the
depositories, on or before the 1st ity of April next, and rfr
ceive payment thereof in b mds of the said consolidated
loan, or in default thereof tbe notes not so brought in shall
cease to bo current or receivable at the Treasury for du.
but shall remain evidences of tbe debt payable by the Con
federate States according to their tenor. ' ;
9. In the States beyond the Mississippi the time men
tioned in the last clause shall be extended until the 1st
'10. Six months more shall be allowed all holders of
treasury notes to come in and register and verify their
Botes as demands against the Treasury, and exchange the
same for a certificate of debt ; or if they prefer to keep the
notes the name of the holder shall be endorsed thereim,
after which' tbe said notes shall be negotiable only by spe
cial assignment, and all notes not so registered within the
same time shall be barred from any further claim on the
tiArrholder of a bond of the Confederate Stales may
convert the same into one Of the bonds ander the this loan ;
the 8 per cent.- bonds at par, and the others at a proppr
ate rate ; and the loan shall be extended so as to abso rb all
bonds which may be offered in exchange. ...,.
12. Tbe interest coupons of this loaashall be held equiv-.
alent to specie in all future dealings of the govern men t
and shall be accepted in payment of any tax hereafter made
payable in coin. " i. a
iS. The faith of the government is pledged to make aae
onate provision forthe payment of the principal aod inter-,
est of the said loan by the continuance of the tax mention
ed in Article o,nntit a census shall be taxen, after wnien
like provision Sbsll be made by direct taxes or by duties
on iBTOorta and exports.
H The notes of denominations nnder $5 shall not -M
affected by the provision of this scheme.
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UAltUJLiW A ' ST
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.-, .'-TrewrterV Itogcf'
A? .M Iagislature assembled
of the present fiscal yeaV vQp
uuu5" auiiaoie occasion fof Twaml re
port to that body of the opera! Wdepart
' ment; and weliave befoti hieopies of
which have been pijnte4.i..iai4''0f
members, -.v v.'
ing September 80th.l863r aoriil84i.;
88, which, together with the bahauj3this fund
on the 80th September, of Haljft 02, make
$17,760,373 90. ; Thoiabarsia'iDe' ';
period were 115,078,922 97, leaving o hand ipnihe
1st of October $2,671,460 98t ;iipta of the
literary fund for the same'periodVwiri508l782 6
and thisbureemente $281,62Iheae large
receipts and expenditures of isjfend are
mamly on account of the miUtaigfHablishment
maintained by the State for the fothing
troops and purchasing Bupplies : l.
SUtement'A is an iBtereaung'and valuable table
prepared by Mr. Wortlshowtag otal amount
of State bonds issued, date of issui'when due,by
what authority issued, and (or wjoe Tht
whole amount is '$21,18iikoai)t
$8,949,500. weri issued V previoq; L the . 20th
of May, 1881, and are known id coupon
and :iter4:oW;Th-..&-wbJe1i the
fconda of all kinds wittftll due r i8fi to
'1888; the amount, however, wid C!Jjhe-
-fcre't8Sa-ia small, and will bt TeaWloMded for
by tfio sinking fund. : 0
The whole amount of the Sta deU $26,226,
484 90, as fallows : Bonded debt $21,132,000, tireas
ury notes in. circulation $3,829,88 90, Coupons
unpaid $1,156,183, temporary loans $608-428. i The
whole amount of Slate treasury notes issued is $5,
235,075 05. Of. these $1,905,246. 15 ave ; been
funded or otherwise withdrawn from circulation, leav
ing the above amount in circulation, of which $2,
145,043 90 are of small denominations, and uuTund
able. "". " ' ' "; ':
Mr. Worth has issued as few treasury notes as
possible, but has used Confederate currency in all
his transactions when not positively directed by the
Legislature to pay outvtreasury notes. .The result
is that while the treasury notes of other States are
only at par, North-Carolina uhfundahle. treasury
notes(onesandtwo)aresellingattwoforohe, and the
fundables at 250 to 260. In this, as well as many
other respects that might be mentioned,he has ex
hibited eminent judgment and ability as a financier ; '
and it is fortunate for the State that she has such
an officer in this crisis! We make the following
extracts from Mr. Worth's report: -'
THE STATES INDEBTEDNESS.-
Exnibit A, shows the bonds outstanding against
the State, for what purpose, by what authority, and
at what date issued, when due, and amount. - The
amount of these bonds is $21,132,000, but in this
sum is embraced $1,500,000, deposited in England
as collateral security for the delivery of cotton,'
which the State has contracted to, deliver, there.
The State has purchased and has oh hand cotton
probably worth as much, st the price agreed on, as
Ihe debt we owe in England. The first class of
bonds mentioned in this Exhibit, amounting to $53,
000, 1 do not find mentioned in toe reports of my
predecessor. They are overdue, and I. was not
aware that they were in existence until a number
of the class were presented for payment . At what
time they fell due I am unable to state, not having
been able to find any entry in the office showing,
the date of their issue, or the number and amount
issued. JThey are registered bonds j and J find in
the office a book in which the holders of these bond i
tave receipts for the semi annual iatft-ati Trnm
hich it appears that the total amount Df Mem was
$370,000. The books show the payment of $317,
000, leaving unpaid $53,000. - . v - -
Since the 1st of January last, I have Bold to the
banks, six per cent, bonds, falling due January 1st,
1893, at par, to the amount of $2,665,500 :in pay
ment of this amount due to them Tor temporary
loans ; and as a means of supplying the Treasury
in January and February last, I sold to the Com
missioners of tbe Sinking Fund, at gar, out of tha
same class of bonds, to. the amount of $970,500;
and to others at an average premium of 3 per cent
to the amount of $120,000. . - :
The income of the Sinking Fund will probably
be much more than sufficient to pay the bonds fal
ling due in 1864 and 1865. x -: -:
The Farmers' Bank and the Bank of Washington
say they have invested as much of their means in
stocks as their, charters authorize them so to invest
The latter bank, through its president,' assures me
of the willingness' of the bank to receive the bonds
of the State if its charter were so amended as to
authorize it The latter expresses a preference that
the debt remain as it is, but says it compelled to
take payment in Confederate currency or the bonds
of the State, that the latter will be preferred. '
I made known to the Banks of Wadesboro', the
Miners' and Planters' Bank and the Branches of
the Bank Of Cape Fear at Salem and Washington,
in the early part of the year, my readiness to pay
them in Confederate currency or the 6 per cent. '
bonds ot the State, at par, at their option, and re
cently repeated the notice. The Bank of Wades
boro' postponed, in the first instance, to make any
decision, and does not respond to tbe second notice.
One of the directors of the Miners' and Planters'
Bank has lately assured me that they Would shortly -present
the note held by that Bank, and take State
bonds, and the two Branches of tlie Bank of Cape
Fear, upon a second notice to them some weeks ago,'
reply that the subject has been referred to the
principal Bank, from which I have received no an- '
swer. All tbe other Banks have accepted the State
bonds in satisfaction of the debts due them for, tem
porary loans, amounting to $2,665,500 ; the Branch
of the Bank of Cape Fear, in this city, filed a pro
test, which was communicated to you at the Extra
Session in July last. . ; ..
Exhibit F, shows tbe amount of Treasury notes:
fundable 1st January, 1886,. or not fundable at H,
which this Department has been authorized tojssuavt ;
. the authority under " which they have bea'akcaiey
be issued their class; when redeemable the
amount of each denomination authorized to be jssu-.
ed; the amount which has been issued, Yaud the'
amount which may still be issued. The notes.
which the Treasurer is still authorized to issue, are
as follows :
VntiMt fundable at nleasure of holder. I ' S63.SS5 :
Notes fundable 1st January, 1866, 2,795,280 .--?
Notes of $1, $3 and $3, not fundable, 1,050,800 ''
Notes of less denomination than $1, 819,164 95
Since the 15th February last, the Treasury being
amply supplied with Confederate money collected
from the Confederate government and othensQurces,
I have deemed it inexpedient to increase the indebt
edness pf the State by the issue of thes botes,;
excepting where required to do so, to certain oeuo
ties in possession of the enemy, under the act pro-
L vidine for the wives and families of soldiers in the
r a .... .i js j.ii.-
army ; and tne denominations less man uno uuim,
whlnh the necessities of business , required for
change. As they all command a considerable pre,
mium over Confederate notes, if I were to pay them
to such claimants as might prefer them, the whole 1
of them would be exhausted before I could use the
Confederate noteH, and the debts of the Sate'Uin-'
necessarily increased. This policy will be continued
in future unless your Honorable body shall other---
. a a an offwtt to its indebtedness, the Stale holdi,!
the bonds of the following Corporations, with which j
oho has Axrti&nseu ner ooaus : .- - .
Western Railroad Company,
Wilmington, Charlotte and Ruther- ;
ford K. R. Co
City of Raleigh, . - .
Raleigh and Gaston Railroad Company,
Debt of Atlantic and C. R. R. Qo. for
loan under act of 1856, ' - ' -
1 Finn fifltl
. ' . fc2 648,000
Also, an unliquidated claim against the Oonfederaee:
government, supposed to amount to abaut $4,p00),
WEDNESDAY, ' DEC.
000. - The 41,500,000 sent to Europe, as collateral
.security of cotton debt, in arriving at the real in
debtness of the State, should not be considered asa
debt, because the State owns cotton, supposed to be.
isuffieienttopay.thedebb- . .
- In this connection it should also be borne in mind
that the Commissioner's of the Sinking Fund hold
State stocks to the amount of $1,519,000, and Con
federate 7 per cent bonds to the amount of $8.00,-.
000, and, besides the interest accruing oil this Fund, '
.it is being rapidly, increased by dividends from
Bailroads. - . . , . '".'
I have endeavored to co-operate in every legiti
mate way with the Commissioners of the Fund in
investing its income. 'The judicious manner in
which it has been managed, and -its rapid increase,
derived from our large Investments; in works-ol
internal improvements, gives the best assurance to
the holders our bonds ' that they will be punc- -toally
paid at maturity, and constitute one of the
chief elements of the. high premium hich oar
bonds command in the market . The Commissioners
of this Forid will probably report to you more fully
during your session. -. ' ,
. IONATIC ASYLUM. "...
v ?' ct tne ret "ssionjof yourijljpnorable
body, -the sum of $125,000 was appropriated to the
support of the Lunatic Asylum for the years 1863
and 1864, " provided the aggregate amount for such
year .shall net exceed the sum of $62,500." Owing
to the depreciation of the currency, this Sum proved
tcr be insufficient for the support of the Institution.
Tbe drafts of the Executive Committee for the fiscal
year ending September 80th, 1863, which have been
paid, amount to 7ao&7iradheuce the 80th Septem
ber, 1863, their drafU have been paid to amount of
$45,000, It has happened before, that the Treasu
rer has had to tetoitrrresponslbility of orer-pay.
ing the appropriation for the support of this Insti
tution, and subsequent sessions' of tbe general As
sembly have ratified such payments.
" At a period when currency and prices are so de
ranged, it is impossible tomake estimates with rea
sonable approximation taQuraSyJ and it is a bad
practice for the TreasurertS pay money not author
ized by law. I hope -the General Assembly will
either authorize the Executive Committee to draw
for suqh sums as they deem necessary, or make such
other provisions as they may deem best to avoid the
APPROPRIATION FOB THE SUPPORT OP SOLDUBS PAW
... -LIES. '
This appropriation of $1,000, OOO contemplated the
payment of the whole sum at once. In January
and February'last there was not enough money in
the Treasury to meet other drafts on it, and the on
ly means of raising this amount would have been'
the sale of State bonds to an amount so large as
would have been likely to depreciate their value in
market Believing that the object of the appropriation
would be as well accomplished by paying this ap
propriation in four equal instalments, and that in
this way it could be met without recourse to the
sale of State bonds, I have adopted this co.urse ; and
to save expense and inconvenience to the County
Courts, I sent them drafts -quarterly, and notified"
them that if they would inform me in what bank it
would be most convenient to them to receive the
money, 1 would place funds in such bank to meet
the drafts. The banks have obligingly co-operated
with me in carrying out this plan.
These drafts have all been issued,, but many of
them have not been presented fox payment The
same is. the case as to the warrants of the Comptrol
ler in favor of the Chairmen of the Board of Super
intendents of Common Schools.
It is believed that tbey are withheld in the hope
that at some future period payment may be had id
81TTLEMSNT OF TDK STATE'S CLAIM AGAINST THB
' SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY.
Under the authority of the 5ib section of the let
providing ways and means for supplying the Treas
ury, ratified 20th December, 1862, I appointed P.
H. Winston, Esq , of Bertie, to collect the debt due
to this State from the Confederate government As
soon as the vouchers could be put in order by the
State Auditor, he went with them to Richmond and '
entered upon the duty, and has since diligently
prosecuted it Much of ij has "oeen passed upon, by
the Confederate Auditor, tind die work is now pro
gressing, and it is expected that at an early day a
considerable part of the amount advanced by the
State in payment of her' troops will be paid, and
that the whole claim will be passed upon by the
auditing officers at an early day. It consists of a
vast number of items, sustained by a great many
vouchers, not always in the best shape, and neces
sarily requires much labor and research.
THE PAYMENT OF OUK EIGHT PER CENT. BONDS.
Not having succeeded
in collecting anv of the
foregoing cTaim from the Confederate government,
I have not felt authorized to notify the holders of
our 8 per cent bonds, of my readniuess to pay them,
or to give them 6 per tent bonds, if they should
prefer them, in exchange for the 8 per cent, bonds.
The salaries of the two clerks in this department
are less than they should-be if they were paid in
specie. They are the cashiers of the department,
and upon their fidelity and skill depends tbe accura
cy -of the accounts to be kept in it True economy
requires Jthat they should at all times be paid a liber
al salary.'? Their present compensation is totally in
adequate to their support .
- It must be manifest to any one at all acquainted
With the duties of this department that it ought to
have two contiguous rooms : one for the Treasurer
and one for the clerical force. I respectfully submit
it whether another assignment of the rooms of the
capitol cannot be made to effect this end without
detriment or inconvenience to any other department
. The office hours of the Treasury, as now pre
scribed by law, are from 9 to 12, and from 2 to 5
o'clock. .Nearly all the payments are made by
checks, on the banks, which, close at 2 o'clock in the
afternoon. Tbe time from 12 till 2, when tbe office
- is now closed, is much more important to the pub
lic than from 2 till 5 p. m. Thdcleiks should have
some time, with closed doors, to make up the cash
account, post the books, &c I respectfully submit
that it would be more convenient for the public,
and that the duties of the office could be better per
formed if tbe office were required to be kept open
from 9 o'clock a. m. to 2 o'clock p. m., and closed
' The act of 1856, chap. 16,. authorizes the hold
ers of State bonds to have them registered. Very
many avail themselves of its provisions. 1 respect-
: fully submit that the assistant clerk of this depart
meddought to be allowed asmall fee for this service,
, to be paid by the party requiring such registration.
';. " ' " ? ub cuBJtiicr.
; It is manifest that if something efficient be not
speedily done vastly to diminish the volume of Con
. federate currency, that it will soon cease to Answer
the purpose of money. Tne Confederate Congress
alone can furnish the remedy, If the disease be capa
ble of cure, it seems to me to .be certain that it
Will not be found in any plan which savors of repu-
diatiorior in voluntary funding. If it be possible
to reduce the circulation to a tolerably healthy state,
it must be done by taxation ; and if funding consti
tute a part of the plan, it should be done at a very
low rate Of interest- I recommend taxation to raise
the means to meet anv considerable aDDroDriation
: you may deem it expedient to make. I deem' tbe
ways and means now provided sufficient to meet
present appropriations, if the currency shall not
grow worse, and if the demands of the military de
partments of the State shall not be greater in the
future than they have been the past year.
Every Sheriff promptly paid the public taxes due
pn or before October 1st 1863, amounting to $1,-
808,899 93, excepting the sheriffs of the following
.counties, .which are believed to in possession of the
enemy, to wit: Beaufort Hyde, Chowa Perqui
mans, Washington, Gates, Carteret. Pasquotank,
Currituck. Camden. Jones, Craven and TyrrelL
- The Sheriffs and tax collectors throughout the
State acted with commendable promptitude under
your act oL the extra session ,in July last ; and
$1,564,100 was received in time, and funded in 7
.per cent, bonus pf the confederate ataies.
mYO RTH.CABOLDT A.
1Y Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Nov. Term, 1966,
John P. Cook andtothers. w. John F. Ellington.
for division of slaves and settlement
1 Tbiseanse coming on to oe neara, ana u appearing vo
T the satisfaction of the Court that John C. XTein, T.Hinton
T and wife Ester, Ransom Binton, William Spivey, James
Snivey.Gray Spivey, Ann Spivey, Jane Spiyey.atid Francis
spivey are non-residents or l
this State, it is ordered that
advertisement be made in the Raleigh Standard for six
i weeks for said defendants to anpear at the next term of this
j court to an swer, plead or demur to this petition, or judg
ment wilt be taken pn confetto as to inem
. i , bcoorir .
Dea. 14, !.
Captions of Acts aad ResolatloBS.
Paued by the General Aisembljj of North- Carolina
. at- itt Second Adjourned Seetion,. A. D. 1863.
l'. An act to amend the act entitled an act to
consolidate the-various acts heretofore-passed to in
corporate the town oj Statesville in Iredell county.
' " 2. An act to incorporate the Pettigre w Monument
8. An act to amend the charter of the
Carolina Christian Advocate Joint Stock Publishing
. 4. An act' concerning tbe North Carolina Insti-.
tute for the Deaf, Dumb and the Blind. : -
6.' Anct to amend an act entitled "an act for
I certain Banks' of the State and the peo-
. 6. An act to repeal third section of an act entitl
ed ." an act to devide th6 State into ten Congres
7. An act concerning Rutherford Academy.
8. An act in relation to tbe compensation of the
tax collector of Johnston county.
9. An act to amend section 85 chapter 84 of Re
vised Code. -
10. An act to authorize A. J. McBride, Sheriff of
Watauga county, to collect arrears of taxes.
11. An act-to explain and amend section 68,
chapter 107 of Revised Code. .
12. An act concerning the Insane Asylum.
. 13. An act in relation to larceny and robbery.
14. An act to increase the pay of witnesses and
jurors. ' :
15. -Aji act concerning impressments.
16. An actio relation to the Governor's Message.
17. An act to incorporate the town of Hickory
Tavern in the county of Catawba.
l&Anart tojncorparate the Fayetteville Kero
sehe'Gompany. 19. An act io increase the fees of the Special
Magistrate of the town of Wilmington. -
20. An act to incorporate the Iockville Mining
and Manufacturing Company.
21. An act to incorporate the Salem and High
Point Plankroad Company.
22. An act to incorporate the Pender Monument
23. An act to amend an act entiled "Revenue," rati
fied the 11th day of Febuary 1863.
24. An act to incorporate the North Carolina Vol
unteer Navy Company.
25. An act in regard to the Mutual Insurance
Company in Fayetteville.
25. An act concerning slave labor on public works.
' 27. An act to regulate the fees of the Clerks and
Sheriff in tbe county of Guilford.
28. An act concerning Cherokee Lands..
29. An act in relation to deposition.
30. An act Unamend an act' approved 20th Sep
tember 1861, entitled Militia.
81. An act to authorize courts of Oyer and Ter
miner. VL An act to allow a fee to the Assistant Clerk in
the Treasury for registration of State bonds.
83. An act explanatory of an act to admit proof of
the handwriting of attesting witnesses in certain
34. - An act to incorporate the Miners' Mining and
35. An act to provide for the pay of Judges, hold
ing courts of Oyer and-Terminer.
36. An act to incorporate the Trustees of the
North Carolina Endowment Fund.' .
37 An act to repeal the 11th section of chapter 23
v 38. An act in relation to the crime of arson.
39. An act to incorporate the North Carolina Ex
40. An act to amend the 9th section of chapter
101 Revised Code.
41. An act to regulate office hours in certain offices.
42. An act making appropriations for the military
establishment of the State. Appropriates one mil
lion, six hundred and fifty thousand dollars $1,-
43. An act concerning the office of sheriff and
Clerk of the County Court of Cherokee county.
44. An act authorizing the Governor to accent the
services' of Cherokee Indians to repel invasion or in
surrection. . j ,
45. An act to amend an act entitled "Revenue."
Taxes Express Companies five percent on gross re
46. An act to amend chapter 36 Revised Code en -
titled "Currency." -
47. An act to amend an act in relation to tbe Mi
litia and a Guard for Home Defence.
48. An act to restore the Courts and for other
49. An act for the relief of the wives and families
of soldiers of the army. Appropriates $1,000,000.1
59. An act further to define the duties of Treasur
er of the Lit. rary Fund and for other purposes.
61. An act to exempt certain officers and employ
ees ot tne state irom conscription,
62. An act to incorporate the Comstbck Mining
ana smelting company.
53. An act in relation to salaries and fees.
54. An-act to amend an act ratified on the 11th
day of Febuary 1863 entitled "Revenue." Taxes
Insurance-Companies incorporated out of the State
three per cent on their gross receipts.
55. An act to enforce tbe cnminal laws of the
State. Authorizes trials for crimes committed in
counties where Superior Courts cannot be held by
reason ot-tne presence or proximity or tbe enemy,
neiore we superior uourts oi adjacent counties, j
56. An act to provide against a possible deficien
cy in Treasury. Authorizes an issue of State Bonds,
Bale of state treasury notes, or both, to the
amount of $2,000,900. .
57. An act making an appropriation to purchase
cotten to be applied to purchases in Europe. Ap
propriates $324,000.1 .
58. An act to incorporate Palmyra Lodge of A.
Y. Masons No. 147, located in Averasboro' , Har
59. An act concerning the Governer s salary.
60. An act authorizing four Justices of the coun
ties of Carteret and Craven to appoint a Commis
sioner and for other purposes.
1. A resolution concerning the printing of the
Treasurer s tteport. -2.
Resolution requesting our Senators and Repre
sentatives in Congress to secure an increase of the
pay of soldiers.
3. Resolution in favor of John W. Hinson, Sheriff
m isupun uuuuiy..
4. Resolution in relation to the arrest andimnris.
onment of Eli Swaoner of Beaufort county.
r Tt i .. : .1 ,
u. ncwjiuHumMuwi uiiij we ycraiem ana mileage
of the members of the General Assembly.
6." Resolution in relation to sequestered and con-
nscated lands in worth Carolina.
7. Resolution in favor of sick and wounded sol
8.- Resolution in favor of Joseph Cobb, Sheriff of
9. Resolution in favor of -Win. Patterson, late
onerin ot Aiamance county.
10. Resolution in favor of Council Wobten.
11. Resolution requiring certain Sheriffs to refund
money into tne ruonc Treasury.
12. Resolution in favor of Levi Dawson.'
13. Resolution in favor of Henry H. Sandlinof
14 Resolution in favor of Drurv Kimr.
. 15. Resolution in favor of the Speakers, Clerks,
16. Resolution in relation to impressments.
17- Resolution in favor of Charles Kelly.
18. Resolution relative to Wm. D. Wvnne.
. 19. Resolutions instructing the Auditor of Public
Accounts to inquire whether a better system of keep
ing the accounts of disbursing officers, and better
checks on their accountability may not be introduc
ed, and whether a better mode of cancelling tbe
vouchers of the Public Treasury may not be adopt
ed. 20 Resolution in favor of Elizabeth A. Gordon of
jiliKdrAiiT FURNrrrTRR AX Air-!Tvnw
RJ la addition to tbe Bonds, Ac., wireadv advertised to
be sold Tuesday the 1Mb, we will sell ene high post ma-
wii.ii iBBiner oea, pi i lows ana bolster; I
n. 1 1 m.ttMa. in iwinil nnla. . I. i i .
, ft-" s mm uiauiiaaj warurooe; 1
mahogany washstand and rock inr ehair : one cnmnUis ml.
tage set of furniture, consisting of bedsteada, bureaux, ta-
uitn, comrs, c abo, one entirely -new brnssels carpet, .
- . vauun xtiiviil uttu,
VtC. 14, 1863. 100 It
HILLSBORO'. MILITARY ACADEMY.
The sixth Academic year of this Institution will
commence on Wednesday, tb. 3. 16H4. Por circulars (
information, apply to MA. W. M. GOBD05.
' . . Superintendent.
BilUboro:, Nov. S,186. -
. ' ' APPOINTMENT?, - "
V the Preaeheri .o tie Ner th-Carolina Confer
ence of the Methodist Epiteopal Church South
for eneuino year "
Raleiuu DuTBtcr N F Reid, P E. .
Station Braxton Craven, W H Wheeler, nom. ;
City Mission, Alex R Raven ; Cffl'd Chapel, Wm E
Tell Oirmiit -fi P Unnra
rie; Tar Riaar, T P Ricaud; Person, John TiHett;
Hillsboro', Wm C Wilson Circuit, Wm H Jordan,
.w llama, nom ; Gen Hiss'y to Dep't of N C, Wm
Closs; Do. to Cape Fear, John N Andrews; Mis-,
sionary Chaplain to Hdke's btigade, J J Hinea; Do.
to Clingman'n J B Alford; Do. to Lane', to be
supplied. . .
Chaplain to 12th regiment, N 0 troops, Jeflrty
H Robhins; 22d, Franklin H Wood; 80th, A D
Belts; 44th, Rich'd S Webb; 46th, E C Dodson:
4Bth, Calvin Plyler; 66th, to be supplied; 82d, W
B Richardson ; 7th Confederate cavalry. John O
Gbbbnsbobo' Sistbiot Peler Doob, P E.
Greensboro. Joel W Tucker; Guilford. Zahadea
Rush : Forsvthe one to be sunnlied D W Doub.
CM Anderson, nom ; Winston, John W Jenkins;
Stokes. R NT Stevenson, fi H Helsebeck : Madison.
James E Mann; Wentwartb, Wm C Gannon; Tan.
ceyviue, faui U uarraway; Leasburg, James f
Simpson : Agent for Greensboro' Female ColleffflL
Jno & Long ; R T Heflih, transferred to Texas Con
ference; Marquis L Wood, Missionary to China.
T I rv mrr t. . . Y. V.
xwaiTi wuxus district wm uamnger, r. a.
-TrinHy Colletre and Hivh Point. Jhn W Twih-
Ashboro, Charles H Philips"; Franklinsville, Isham
HHilljThaddeusL Troy, nom; Uharrie, Isaac F
Keeans ; Davidson, C M Pepper: ThomasviJJe and
Lexington,-) B-vrmon ; South Quillord, Caswell
W.Kmg; Alamance, ;Wm H Barnes.
. salisbubt Uisthict Ira T Wyche, P. fi.
Salisbury. David R Bruton : Rowan. Jesse A Cun-
ninggim ; East Rowan, Jno R Brooks ; Mocksville, ;
Robert G Barrett; Iredell, W D Mecham, W W Al-
hem. nnm ' .Qrtif T1a11 TaarMmiaV Wa Alav.
ander, Carson Parker; Jonesville, James T? smoot;
w HKes,- xnos 8 Triplett ; surry to be supplied ; JSt- ,
kin, M B Sherrill; Sauratown to be supplied;
Statesville, James B Bobbitt, 0 P Jones, nom.
W asbinoton District -L L Hendren,.P. E. '
Washington. Avent Chanel. Bath.' Mattamus .
keet, Neuse, Columbia, Portsmouth, Ocracoke, and
Hatteras, and Plymouth to be supplied.! Roan
e, T.B Kingsbury, N1H Goddin, nom ; Warren,
Eemon Shell, T B Reeks, supernumerary, B.FLong-
nom. ; Warren ton, Jno B Williams; Henderson, Joa
H Wheeler. James Reid. nom. : Granville, Theophi-
lus WJfoore; Nashville. Moses J Hunt Taxboro,
Hid win- A xates; Greenville, hi A Wilson.
plBWBERN Distbict C 7 DeeTOs, r. H.
Newbern. Centenary. Andrew ChapeL Newbera
Circuit to be supplied; Trent,' Win FClegg; Beau
fort Ann St, John Jones; Purvis Chapel, Straits,
Cape Lookout, Morehead City to be supplied;
Jones Mission, Wm M Walsh-f Kinston and Lenoir,
nathan A Hooker ; snow mil, jos neeier ; w nson,
Jas W Wheeler ; Goldsboro, A W Mangum ; Ever
ettesville, Dougan 0 Johnson, Geo W Deems, nom. ;
Smithfleld, L S Burkhead ; Contentnea, B B Cul
breth ; Agent for the Soldiers' Tract Association,
M C Thomas; L W Mariin, in the lines of tbe ene
my. . .
v ilmtiioton District U a dicnolson, ir. m.
Wilmington Front Street, R S Moran ; 5th Street
Mission, SD Peeler'; Topsail and North Hanover,
Wm H Modre ; Onslow, Wm Alexader Smith ; Uu
plin, and Magnolia, Jos B Thomas ; Sampson, Wes-
Ipy M Rohy, Daniel Culbretb, nom. ; Bladen, Jjis B
Bayley ; South River Mission, Robert P Bibb; Elix
abethtown, Samuel M Frost; Whiteville, Jonathan
H Dally ; Smitbville, Tbonias J Gattiss, W tt U
Moore, nom. ; Cape Fear Mission to be supplied.
r AYETTEVILLB UHTR1CT W H Bobbitt, f. tu
Fayetteville. H T Hudson EvanR Chapel to be '
supplied ; Fayetteville Circuit, Jno W Tinnin ; Cape
Fear, W S Cbamn, U as ton i'arrar, nom. ; flaw Kiv
er, Jos B Martin ; Pitteboro, Oscar J Brent ; Deep
River, S D Adams, T C Moses, nom. ; Rockingham,
H a bibbons ; Montgomery, Isaac w Avent.; Troy,
George E Wyche ; Robeson, P H Scoville ; Chapel
Hill, Rob't A WflUss.
The next Conference will be held at Mocksville,
Davie County, N. O. .
R1LEIGH A GASTON RAIL
Wr Road Comp
inv. Ra'eieh, Deo. lUh. ltl
Tbe Board of Directors of ths Comnanv have de'ared a
semi annual dividend of 10 per cent . pavabl in dinfedo-'
rate currency on and alter uonaar. tne stn oar or Janua
ry, 10R4. . W. W. VASS, Treati.
wee. in, istsa. . m km.
mrOTICE.--TAKEIf UP -MiV COMMITTED
1 W to tbe jail of Guilford conntv, in Oreensboro', N. C,
two negro men, one ol them October 11th. 18SS. who calls
himself BOWAW. and says he helongfi to Mr. Oi'chrint, a
trader of Lvochburor. Ta Bather a bright black color, 5
feet 8 or 9 inches high, with a small scar on the left arm at
tne wrist, years old, ana lormeriy ownea oy unman
Crite, ol 1. C.
Also, a boy LKUUEL, committed October mti, irss,
who says he belongs to Mr Anthmm, a trader about Salis
bury, N. C, and formerly owned br Mr. Emma Nixon ; he
is blapk. 5 feet high, his uoper front teeth out, and one
smnll scar on bis nose, aged about 2 years.
The owners of said bovs are requested to come forward,
prove property, pay charges and take' them away, or they
will be dealt with according to law.
u. Jt. two, so n.
of Guilford Connty.
Dee. 14,1868. ' 100 tC
CREDITORS OF THE
Iw Cane Creek Cotton Manufacturing
claims were placed in tbe third and lat elass in the trust
deed made by said company, are hereby notified that the
undersigned is now prepared to pay them the amounts due
ueir respeciiTe cm tins in proportion w iu assets m my
bands belonging to the said company
mi -i ' 1 1 . . .1 ... . i
aiiusb uaviuir cmuu vm prean iufm wiinnut aeiav.
JOHN CBWFOR , Trustee.
Clover Orchard, Alanance Co., N. O.
Dee. H, 1S6S (Pr. ad. 4.) 61 wJt
ORTH-GAROLINA, WAKE COUNTY,
11 Court of Pleas and Quarter Pensions, Nor. Team, 18l,
Martha M. Green u Marcus M. Green and others. Peti
tion fir dower.-
This cause coming on to be heard, and it annearinr to
the satisfaction of tbe Court 1 hat Marcus M. Green ia a non
resident of this State, and WiHiara J. Green is oat of tbe .
State with the army, it if, therefore, ordered thai adver
tisement be made in the Ra'eigh Standard f.r them to ap
pear at tbe next term f this court, answer, plead or demur,
or judgment will-be taken pro confvuo as to them.- .
J. rau&KLL, C. C 0.
Dee. 14, ISO. 61 wet.
gf OR 70 NEGROES FOR HIRE.IM-
99 PORTANT HIBING.-On TimrsdaV. 81st of the
Present month. I ahollvaa Ike Adflniniatmta. -
Bogera, at his late residence, hire ont for the enxain gyear '
tbe negroes belonging to Die estate, and on Saturday rot
lowing, 2d day of January, 164, at the late residence of
Benj. lingers, deceased, I shall, as executor, hire out for
tbe ensuing year, tbe negroes belonging to bis estate. The
negroes belonging to the two said estates are valuable smb.
women, boys and girht.
Bona witn approved eecwrtty win De required, utner
terms made known oa day of hiring.
: ol"o nr toaudoav
Dee. 14, 1863. . ICO-St
T AND AND NEGROES FOR SALE.THB
JLi subscriber, as execntoi of the last will and testament
Of William Colts, deceased, will sell to the highest bidder
ai ine tate residence or tne raid wm. uutts, oeeeasM, on
Thnradav. SAth rlav nf IWrnWr I 0 Ihiw. trarla nfUlul
one tract containing 816 acres,-another tract 8S0 acres, an
other tract 07 acres, all on the waters of Black River and
Also, at the same time and place, five hkerjr young ne
groes. Terms made known on tbe day of sale. '
IMil . . H A H Ufa a I IT ffw'm
. Dec 14, 1868. ' . . . . ' v 100 2 1.
4T. MARY'S SCHOOL, RALEIGH, N. C
9 Bight Bev THOS.- ATKINSON, D. O., Visitor. Rev.
ALDKBT SMEDES, D. D.,Beetor.
The next term of this school will eommeoee Janiiarv It,
1864, and eontinne to tbe 10th of June.
Terms. Jfar board, fuel and and lights. iVKI. payable
In ad vanoe, or 90 it paid in provisions at the prices charfei
For a circular containing details, apply to the Rector,
' who desires to receive early .information of all who wish
Baleigh, Dee. 14, 18$. '. 100 41.
XW The Fayetteville Observer, Charlotte Bulletin, IfnV
mington Journal, Charleston Courier, 8avannah Bepubli
can, Petersburg Register, and Examiner and Seutirel Rich
mond. will insert to tbe amount of 3 and send their ae
coonts to this office. " .
fi-TO R T H-C AROLINA WAKE COUNTY.
1 W Court of Pleas abd Quarter Sessions, Nv. Term, IHitt,
. Martha M. Green and others, w. Marcus M Green and oth
ers. Petition to divide slaves. .. ' . "
This cause atiming on to be beard, and it appearing to
the satisfaction nftbCoun that Marcus M.Green is a non
resident of this Siae, and Villiatn. J. Green out of the
State with the army, tt is therefore ordered that advertise
ment be nude in tbe Raleigh, Standard for sis weeks for
them to appear at tbe next term ol this court to answer,
plead or demur to this petition, or judgment will be taken
pro eoneuo aa 16 them.
FER1SLL, e. o. o.
Deo. 14, fSiifc
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