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Tt,. Ai trana of the charter had all
. tod with, and ha should eodeavoM
!2... Ha had heard the opinion of it abroad, ana 11
was there conaidered a national disgrace.
W Mr. S. went on to apeak of the B?j'rfd hye woi!d
Fand and European ,emtr,ef . H-
report if Parliament on Railroads, and if
the Railroads in England, he ouht .
f r d!;,-; " " t rRailroads, and if ho could
... n , in u kunm an iuicuui
LMr. moguen . wo-.- - ,ncreaseJ lax inth8 State
mont man. Mr. o. saiu . .
the poor ; ho chaw
was upon me ncu ; 1 .- act 0f 1848-9
1 J A rt
wngeu an, , .
11 i his , own position on Internal Improvement
alluded to fci own p
wn 111 n ui w v
tar Dac - - . .0,-m man vntml Fnr
lrihiB the East wanted. The west were hern.
med'in,and had no easy mode ot transportation. tie
",;nnti the fact that the transportation of the block
r marhlfl intended for the Washington, Monument,
woj onst more from the quary in Lincoln to Raleizh
than it would to carry it from the latter place to Liv
erpool via New York. . . ' ' ;
Mr. S. went on to say that the representatives 01
the people of North Carolina were not ready to sac
i. can the charter he amended, so as to facilitate me
operations of the Company. The books of the com
pany were open to inspection, and the fullest. oppor
tunity should be given to satisfy every one that the
1:.: r .l-"1 onmnlird with. Me
conuiuuns 01 me cimiiei - fil!M if
u..i. k- ook, t.-Vnowlftrfffe North Carolina it
repudiation was to b the policy of the State Vpon
this subject he epoke strongly because h ,e felt strongly.
Mr. Broeden said the remarks of the if-'
from Wake had not at all surprised him. 1 he Ken
tleman had been in a foreign country, under a h.sh
salary, and it was not astonishing if " cama
with a alijrht likinjr for royal notions. Mr. BL quo
ted from several documents before him. He said he
considered the anti-internal improvement doctrine as
r original Platform of the Democratic party in North
Carolina, lie went for maintaining republican prin
ciples in all their purity, and did not wish to be led
off by distinguished leaders. Mr. B. made some allu
sion to the Rolesville letter of Mr. Saunders, and the
pledges he had given the people of Newbern with re
spect to the extension of the North Carolina Railroad
to that town. Mr. B. continued his remarks at some
length. ' , 1 1 j
Mr. Pope wished to explain the course he should
pursue that he might not be misunderstood at home.
He came from Halifax, a county that was opposed to
this Railroad ; but he could not consent to make any
attack on chartered rights. If he had been in the
Legislature of 184S-9, he should have voted against
.1.:. u:ii P., n ha fi.lt it his dutv to maintain the
faith of the State, and to oppose the repudiation of
the contract made with the North Carolina Railroad
Mr. Martin said he should not have troubled the
House except on account of his peculiar position.
He believed the charter unconstitutional from the be
ginning, and had told hia constituents so. He should
therefore vote for the bill now under consideration.
Mr. Sberrard was willing that the bill should be
laid on the table and that the matter should be inves
tigated. He had been informed on good authority
that fraud had been committed that the stockholders,
many of them, were irresponsible men, and could not
pay in their stock. He represented a constituency
that believed laws which benefitted a few at the ex
pense of the many, were antDemocratir. He was
opposed to Railroads, and wished an investigation to
be had into the proceedings of the Company. He
was as axious to maintain the Constitution and the
faith of the State as any man. He then Went on to
say that the people of Wayne had confidence in the
gentleman from Wake, Gen. Saunders, and de
lighted to honor him. He was willing that the bill
should be laid on the table, in order that an investi
gation may be had.
Mr. Saunders alluded to the Rolesville letter, and
thanked God that he was not responsible to the gen
tleman from Wayne for his conduct here. The im
putation of fraud on the Company, was a fool calum
ny. He stood there as a director and stockholder
and threw back the insinuation. The 160 subscribers
in Wake were ready to pay their subscription to-morrow.
The gentleman had been gnilty' of an insinua
tion against over 1000 citizens of North Carolina,
who were stockholders in the North Carolina Rail
road Company. He went on to deny that he had
swerved from the Democratic' platform. He had al
ways been in favor of a judicious system of Internal
Improvements. He replied to the gentleman from
Wayne, Mr. Sherard, and said that he admitted the
binding nature of the contract, and only wished to in
quire into the operations of the Company ; if that was
his wish, why had he not introduced a resolution of
inqniry, and he would have voted for it. Ha was
anxious that the fullest investigation should be made.
Mr. Person of Northampton, wished to state bis
position. Two years ago he had voted against the
Central Railroad, and his notions concerning it were
still unchanged. His opposition to the Road was,
he believed, a true reflection of the will of his constit
uents. But he believed it would be unconstitutional
to repeal it, and he should therefore vote in favpr of
the rejection of the bill now before the House.
The yeas and nays were then taken on the ques
tion "shall the bill be rejected," and decided in the
affirmative as follows :
Ykas. Messrs. Adams, Amis, Avery. Barco, D.
Barnes. Blow, Bogle, Boykin, Brazier, Bridges, A.
H. Caldwell, D. F. Caldwell, Campbell. Cherry,
Clanton, Cockerham, Cotten, Dargan, Davidson,
Douthet, Drake, Dunlap, Durham, Eaton, Erwin,
Eure, Farmer, Flemming, Foard, Fonville, A. G.
Foster, A. M. Foster, Gordon, Hackney, Harrison,
G. Hayes, J. Hayes, Herring, J. Hill. S, Hiil, W.
Hill, Holland, Jerkins, Johnston, Jones, Kallom.
Kelly, A. J. Leach, J. M. Leach, Locke, Love, Mar
shall, Mathis, Maoltshy. McDowell, M Kay, Mc
Lean, McCleese, McMillan, N. McNeill, W. Mc
Neill, Mizell, Montgomery, Newsom, Parham. Pat
terson, Peg-ram, S. Person, T. Person, Pigott, Pope,
Powers, Rankin, Rayner, Reinhardt, Rollins, Ruffin,
Kussell, L. B. Sanders, R. M. Saunders, Saonder
son, Scott, Sharpe, Sheek, Sherrill, Sbinpock, Siler,
Simmons, Sloan, Steele, Stevenson, Stowe, Stubbs,
Sutton, ri.ornburgh, Thornton, Tripp, Walton,
Waugh, V ebb, Wiggins, Wiley, B. Williams, Win
stead and W inston. 105.
Navs. Messrs. Brogden, Bond, Dickerson, Jar
vis, Martin, Sherard, Swanner, Taylor, Thirpen and
vv ilson 10.
The bill was therefore rejected.
Mr. Brogden, gave notice that he should bring the
subject up again in another shape at an early day.
Hie House then adi otirnpff-
louse then adjourned.
rpL o, wdnbsday, November 27, 1850.
The Senate met pursuant-to adjournment.
Mr. Thomas, froi the cormniltee on Inlernal Im
provemenw, reported without amendment Mr. Came
er PI "l 10 'nCrale the Fayetteville and South
ern Plank Road Company; aild recommended its
The bill incorporating; the Fay etteville Toll Bridae
Company was read the third time and ordered to iL
Mr. Gilmer introduced the following ReBr.1...;
which were read and ordered to be printed ; and re-
ciiuu 10 ine committee ot eighteen on negro slaverv
1 . Retolved, That the people of North Carolina cher
ish a deep attachment, and fV-el a loval devotion
the Union of the States: flnH in thn nni ninn nf tKia
ueneral Assembly, will never give their consent to a
dissolution of that Uuion, except in a case of extreme
necessity, which has not yet occurred, and which our
a.,u wisneg tor our country forbid us to think
win occur. .
A' "ie,erf' That in the series of measures adopt
ed by the Congress of tt, TTnif kit, ,k;.
session, for the settlement of the agitations growing
out of the institution of Slavery, this General Assem-
tionITn'1?" f mPI and adjustment of quea
bW. ?U a"d alarniinfr in their character and ten-
0Di7anAao8Uch'.lhe8e nieasnre. h in the
opinion of the General AsaemMv. th ann,l ,-t
CBidn,:he 1,eartJ 8PP0rt f tf,e P606 ?f
totnV?0 ee?, T1 wh"e the people of this State
to in 7 le dln? obJeions which they may have
pKrrl'CU,ar of tbe 8erie8 'ave a righl to ex
Kewhyj111.1"8'' P like,upport
n.J'Petand like vieldimr of objection. tA..
wfc"ieb" df."" in th0,e Portion of the Union in
"jai is deemed objectionable which., hv th
rTuable'' ,Th froiina is regarded as important and
, . . and while North Carolina, thus discharges
from patriotic love of thel'aioh in3 the Constitution,
and- a solemn conviction of . the inestimable value
to the whole country and to thn world of our Conalf
iutional Union, her duty in the premises, she con-
noes in tnesame patriotic and just seninnenw
enctnj the great body of the American people for a
like performance of their whole duty in , every State
and portion of the Union. ' V, ; . ' . i . .!
4. Ketolvcd, lliat the act passed at ino ii
ot Congress, commonly called the fugitive slaye law,
is iii exact accordance with the constitution, just and
fair in each and all of its provisions, and entirely con
sistent with the usages of law in otheV case of a
like kind? and therefore is liable to nonobjection
which does not lie against the Constitution itsejf; that
to repeal it or materially alter its provisions, would be
an act of injustice and bad faith, well calculated to
.(arm tj, Jhn of the slaveholding States, to destroy
their confidence in the hornwty . and fair purposes of
the people of the States concurring in auch repeal or
alteration, and produce such alienation and distrust
as would render the further maintenance of the Union
very difficult, if not utterly impossible.. .
. 5. Resolved, That the faithful execution of the fu
gitive slave law, in the fiee States, is necessary to
the preservation of the Union is a plain duty bind
ing on the government and people -of the United
States, demanded by every consideration of justice
and fair dealing and cannot be denied or evaded
without a manifest violation of a fundamental condi
tion of our Ointlilutional Union, unworthy the Amer
ican character and Yot to be patiently borne by Amer
ican freemen. But confiding in the justice and pat
riotism of the great body of the people of the free
States, this General Assembly will not anticipate
so sad and unwelcome an event as the repeal, essent
ial modification, or non-execution of this lav nd
therefore declines tioto to declare what measures
should, or would, in that event, be taken by the peo
ple of North Carolina such a declaration beinar eas
ily interpreted into a premature menace upon a con
tingency which may never happen, and likely to aid
in producing the -very state of things to which it
would refer, and which all good and patriotic men
sincerely desire to prevent.
6. Resolved, That in any event which may happen,
this General Assembly does not doubt that the neon I a
of North Carolina will be found prepared to adopt,
with cool ness and wisdom, and maintain with steady
firmness and 'perseverance, such ' measures as the
emergency may require first, to maintain their rights-
ana no nor, in me union, by constitutional means
and secondly, when such a course shall be demanded
by stern necessity, and only then, to insure the pres
ervation 01 uiese rignw ana mat honor out ot the
Union, by such means, beyond the Constitution as the
necessity of the case may require, their wisdom mav
devise, and their strength enable them to render effec
7. Resolved, That the Governor be requested to
transmit copies 01 tnese resolutions to the Governors
of the other States of the Union, and our Senators
and Representatives, with a request that they be laid
before Congress and the Legislatures of the several
The Senate voted as follows for Solicitor of the
5th Judicial Circuit Messrs. Strange and Ashe be
ing in nomination :
For Mb. Strange. Mr. Speaker, Barrow, Berry,
Bower, Bunting, Caldwell of Mecklenburg, Cameron,
Canady, Clark, Collins, Courts, Drake, Hargrave,
Herring, Hestefc, Hoke, Jones, 'McMillan, Nixon,
Rogers, Sherrod, Spaight, Tt mas, Thompson, Wat
son, Williamson, and Wooten 27.
Fob Mr. Ashe. Messrs. Arendell, Barnard, Bar
ringer, Bond, Bynuin, Caldwell of Burke, Davidson,
Eborn, Gilmer, Grist, Haughton, Joyner, Kelly, Lane,
Lillington, Malloy, Pender, Richardson, Sessoms,
Shepard, Willey, and Wood fin 23.
The Senate also voted for Solicitor for the 4th Ju
dicial Circuit Messrs. Jones and Poindexter being
in nomination :
Fob Mr. Jones, the same vote as above for Judge
For Ma. Pondexter, the same vote as above for
Mr. Ashe, except that Mr. Barnard did not vote, and
Mr. Caldwell of Burke, voted for Mr. Kerr 20.
Mr. Wood fin introduced a bill to incorporate tbe
Ashville and Greenville Plank Road Company. Re
ferred to the Committee on Internal Improvements,
and ordered to be printed.
Air. Cameron, from the commiitee appointed to su
perintend the election of Solicitor foi the 5th Judicial
Circuit reported that Mr. Strange hiid received 91
votes, and Mr. Ashe 76 votes. Mr. Strange having
received a majority of votes, was duly elected.
Mr. Berry, from the committee appointed to super
intend election for 4th Circuit, reported that Jones
had received 92 votes; Poindexter 63; Kerr 1;
Graves 9. Mr. Jones having received a majority of
the whole number of votes, was duly elected.
'Mr. Clark introduced the following Resolution,
which was read and referred to the Judiciary Com
Resoleed, That the Judiciary Committee be instruct
ed to report what facilities should be extended by the
several County Courts ot INorth Carolina, to any of
the free colored population who may wish to emigrate
to Liberia. And also to enquire into and report the
legality and expediency ot said County Courts bind
logout aa apprentices tor the term ot ninety -nine
years, all the children ot said population born alter
the 1st January 1852, for the mutual benefit and pro
tection of both races.
Mr. Byuuiu introduced the following Resolution,
which was read and referred to the committee on cor
tiesoived, l hat the committee on corporations be
instructed to enquire into the expediency of passing
a general corporation act, providing for tbe formation
ot manufacturing and tinning companies, plank road
and turnpike compauies, navigation companies, and
such other companies and societies as are now usu
ally formed by . separate acts of incorporation ; and
that the said commute, have leave to, report by bill
or otherwise. .
On motion of Mr. Caldwell, of Burke, the vouchers
for survey of Western Turnpike were referred to the
Committee on Claims.
The Senate then voted as follows for Solicitor for
the 2d Judicial Circuit Messrs. Stevenson and
Hawks being in nomination:
For Mr. Stevenson, the same vote as for Judge
Strange, except that Mr. Sherrod did not vote 2G.
For Mr. Hawks, the same vote as above tor rar.
The Senate then took up for consideration the Re
solutions heretofore introduced by Mr. Shepard on
the Slavery oueslion. when that gentlemon spoke at
some length on tbe question generally and iu favor of
his Resolutions. Mr. Shepard's remaras wiu appear
The Resolutions were referred to the committee of
eighteen on negro slavery.
Un motion, the Senate adjourned.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
Mr. Avery asked a reconsideration of the resolu
tion of instruction to the Judiciary committee intro
duced by' Mr. Erwin yesterday ; granted. Mr. Er
win asked the unanimous consent of the House to
withdraw the resolution, which was also granted.
Mr. E. stated that he should offer a bill to meet tbe
defect in the present law which he wished te remedy.
Mr. Wilson introduced a resolution, appropriating
915 towards furnishing the Engrossing Clerk's room ;
reaa a nrst and second time.
On motion of Mr. McDowell a message was
sent to the Senate Drooosinsr to sro into an election
for Solicitor of the 5th judicial Circuit at 12 o'clock.
Mr. Winston introduced a bill to punish slaves
guilty of manslaughter by branding and whipping,
and not by imprisonment ; referred to the committee
on the Judiciary.
. Mr' Hill of Brunswick introduced a bill providing
V I I" 8ha11 08 ,i8ted foT taxation in the county in
M pCy Work 5 referred to eomroittee on Finance,
mr. Ferson, of Moore, made a report from the com
mittee to suggest improvements in the Hall: after
some conversation the report was recommitted with
instructions. .. - . . -a
.On motion of Mr. McLean, a message was sent to
the Senate Propos,j to go into an election for Soli-
C1 u hf 4 r Jo dlclal c"coit 81 " o'clock. .
Mr. Hill, of jCaswell, introduced a bill to amend
the chapter of the Revised Statute concerning bas
tard children; refewed to the committee on the Judi
ciary. - t,. , - . W y
Mr, Bogle, a memorial relating to thedividing line
between Wilkes and Alexander; referred to the com
mittee on Propositions and Grievances. J '-.
Mr. Hayes, of Cherokee, a bill to incorporate the
town of Murphy in Cherokee county; referred to
conmittee on Private bills. fi f
'. Mr' ,1,rid?e" introduced the following resolution :
" Resolved,. Hilt we, tbe representatives of the free
men ef the State of North Carolina, believe it inex
pedient at the present time, to build the North Caro
lina Rail Road, tfhiehnwae chartered, by the Leg
islature of 18489." ' ' " .
. . Resolved, Therefore, That the President and jDireo
tora of the said Rail Road be requested to inform the
. individual Stockholders of said Rail Road thereof.
- Resolved, That we believe that the majority of r the
freemen of the State of North. Carolina are opposed
to building said Rail Road, at the present time, Xitfi
-- Resolved, That the Stockholder in, the said f North
Carolina Rail Road Company " be respectfully re
quested to surrender their charter to the present Gen
eral Assembly on or beford the first day January next.
After some conversation, the resolutions were laid
oh the table, and ordered to be printed.) :.. ; .Jfi
Mr. Holland, a memorial to attach a part of Gaston
county to Cleaveland ; referred to committee on Pro
positions and Grievances. , r - . . c i
Mr. Eaton, from the Judiciary committee, reported
the bill concerning, official bonds of Sheriffs, Coro
ners, &c, with an amendment, which was adopted I;
bill read a second time, ordered to be printed, and
laid on the table. . - ' i ; . -. iv!
On motion of Mr. Sherard, a message was sent to
the Senate proposing to go into an election of Soli
citor of the 2nd Judicial Circuit, at 12& o'clock. '
On motion of Mr. Drake, a resolution was sent to
the Senate proposing a' joint select select committee
of six on the part of the House, and three' on the
part ot the Senate to inquire into the expediency of
either amending and revising the Militia Law of the
State or of abolishing the same altogether. t.
Mr. Love irrtroduoed.a resolution in favor of Jesse
R. Siler; referred to committee on Cherokee Lands.
' Mr. H eyes, a memorial from holders of Cherokee
landa praying for relief; referred to the same, com
mittee. . " . "'"'?.""
Mr. Sheek, the proceedings of the Justices of the
Peace in Surry county, directing a vote to be taken
relating to the division of the county, and the she
riffs certificate of the vote thereon ; referred to com
mittee on Propositions and Grievances. '
Mr. Waugh, a bill giving a name to the county
seat of Forsy the ; referred to committee on Proposi
tions and Grievances. . v ,.'
Mr, Marshall, a memorial of 800 citizens of For
sy the county, concerning the name of the county Beat;
referred to committee on Propositions and Grievauces.
Mr, Drake a bill to amend an act concerning the
advertising of lands to be sold for taxes ; referred to
the committee on the Judiciary. lS " i
Mr. Cherry, a bill to authorize the Literary Board
to loan $3,000 to the Chowan Female Institute; read
first time. v
The House then voted for Solicitor for the 5th Ju
dicial Circuit Messrs. Slrange.and Ashe . being in
nomination: ' t
For Mr. Strange. Messrs. Speaker, Avery, J.
Barnes, Bond, Boykin,' Bridgers, Brogden, Cocker
ham, Dickinson, Durham, Eaton, Fleming, Flynt,
Fonville, Gordon, Harrison, Herring, S. P. Hill,
Wm. Hill, Holland, Jarvis, Johnston, Jones, Kallum,
Kelly, A. J. Leach, Love, Marshall, Martin. Mathis,
McDowell, McLean, N. McNeill, W. McNeill,
Mizell, Montgomery, Newsom, Patterson, Pegram,
S. Person, T. Person, Powers, Rankin, Reinhardt,
Rollins, Ruffin, L. Sanders, R. Saunders, Sanderson,
Sharpe, Sheek, Sherrell, Sherard, Stevenson, Stowe,
Sutton, Swanner, Taylor, Thigpen, Thornton, Waugh,
J. Williams, Wilson, and Wintstead C4.
For Mr. Ashe. Messrs. Adams, Amis, Barco, D.
Barnes, Blow, Bogle, Brazier, A. H. Caldwell, D.
F. Caldwell, Campbell, Cherry, Clanton, Cotton,
Dargan, Davidson, Douthit, Drake, Dunlap, Erwin,
Eure, Farmer, Foard, A. G. Foster, A. M. Foster,
Hackney. G. Hayes, J. Hayes, J. Hill, J. M. Leach,
" Locke, Maultsby, McKoy, McCleese, McMillan,
Parham, Pigott, Pope, Rayner, Russell, Scott, Shin
pock, Siler, Simmons, Sloan, St;ele, Stubbs, Thorn
burgh, Tripp. Walton, Webb, Wiggins, Wiley, B.
Williams, and Winston 51. 1
Mr. Adams, a bill to incorporate Buena Vista
Lodge, No. 21, 1. O. O. F., Greensborough; referred
to committee on Private Bills. .
1 ' Mr. Sharpe, a memorial from Grand Jury of Bun
combe county, to restore jury trials to the County
Court of said county ; referred to the committee on
the Judiciary .-
Mr. Sloan, a bill with a memorial toJay ofT and
establish a public road over the Blue Ridge, at Jude's
Gap; referred to committee on Propositions and
Mr. Broaden, from the committee on claims, repor
ted favorably on resolution in favor of Dyer, sheriff
of Wilkes; passed second reading. Also, asking to
be discharged from the further consideration of reso
lution in favor of Ann Patterson ; resolution rejected.
The House then voted for Solicitor for the 4th Ju
dicial Circuit Messrs. Jones and Poindexter being
For Mr. Jones Messrs. Speaker, Avery, Barnes,
of Edgecombe, Bond, Boykin, Bridgers, Brogden,
Clanton, Cockerham, Dickinson, Durham, Eaton,
Fleming, Flynt, Fonville, Gordon, Harrison, Her
, ring, Wm. Hill, S. P. Hill, Holland, Jarvis, John
ston. Kallum, Kelly, A. J. Leach, Love, Marshall,
Martin, Mathis, McDowell,'. McLean, N. McNeill,
W. McNeill, M'uaell, Montgomery, Newsom, Pat
terson, Pegram, S. Person, T. Person, Pope, Pow
ers, Rankin, Reinhardt, Rollins, Ruffin, L. Sanders,
R.Saunders, Saunderson, Sharpe, Sheek, Sherrill,
Sherard, Stevenson, Stowe, Sutton, Swanner, Tay
lor, Thigpen, Thornton, Waugh, J. Williams, Wil
son, W instead 65. --
,For Mr. Poindexter Messrs. Adams, Amis,
" Ba'rco, D. Barnes, Bogle, Brazier, A. H. Caldwell,
D. F. Caldwell, Cherry, Cotton, Dargan, Douthet,
Drake, Dunlap, Erwin, Eure, Foard, A. G. Foster,
A.M. Foster, Hackney, G.Hayes, J. Hayes, J. H.
Hill, J. M. Leach, Locke, Maultsby, McKay, Mc
Cleese, McMillan, Parham, Pigot, Rayner, Rusaell,
Scott.Shinpocl .Siler, Simmons, Sloan,Steele,Stubbs,
Thornburgh, Tripp, Walton, Webb, Wiggins, Wi
ley, B. Williams, Winston 48.
For Mr. Graves Messrs. Campbell and Davidson
Mr. Bond a resolution in faverof the clerk of the
County Court of Chowan ; referred to the committee
on Claims. '
A message was received from the Senate agreeing
to the proposition to appoint a joint select committee
concerning Washington Monument. The Speaker
announced as the House branch of said committee,
Messrs. C. Jones, Jr., Barnes of Northampton, Ray
ner, Reinhardt, Wiley, R. M. Saunders,' and Eaton.
Mr. N. McNeill, a bill to incorporate Lumberton
Division. No. 44. Sons of-Temperance, in the county
of Robeson ; also, a bill to incorporate Lumberton
Institute; referred to committee on Private Bills.
Also a bill for the relief of the clerks of the County
Courts; referred to the committee on the Judiciary.
" Mr. McLean, from the committee to superintend
election of Solicitor of the Orange District, reported
that Mr. Jones had received 92 votes, Mr. Poindex
ter 68, Mr. Graves 2, and Mr. Kerr 1. Mr. Jones
was declared duly elected.
Mr. McDowell, from the committee to superintend
election of Solicitor of the 5th Judicial District, re
ported that Mr. Strange had received 91 votes, and
Mr. Ashe 76. Mr. .Strange was therefore declared
duly eleccted. ' ' i
Mr. Steele, a bill to repeal preamble of Revenue
Act of 1848-'9 ; referred to committee on Finance.
Mr. Fleming, a resolution instructing the Judi
ciary committee to inquire into the expediency of
altering the time of holding the Superior Courts of
McDowell county ; adopted. .......
On motion of Mr. Avery the Judiciary committee
were instructed to enquire into the expediency of es
tablishing one or more additional Judicial circuits.
Tbe House then voted for Solicitor for the 2d Ju
dicial Circuit Messrs. Stevenson and Hawks being
in nomination. ' ' vr f ' f- -" . T
For Mr. Stevenson. Messrs. Speaker, Avery, J.
Barnes, Bond, Boykin, Bridgers, Brogden, Cocker
ham, Cotten, Durham, Eaton, Flemming, Flynt,
Fonville, Gordon," Harrison, Herring, &. Pi Hill, W.
Hill, Holland, Jarvis, Johnston, Jones, Kallum, Kelly,
A. J. Leach, Love, Marshall. Mjirtin.Jtfathis Mc
Dowell, McLean, NMcNiell, W. McNeill, Mizell,
Montgomery, Newsom, Patterson, Pegram, S. Per
son, 'f Person, Powers, Rankin, Reinhardt, Rollins,
Ruffin, L. B. Sanders, K. M. saunaers, oaunoerson.
Fob Mb. Hawks. Messrs. . Adams, Amis, D.
Barnes, Borie, Brazier, A. H. Caldwell, D. . Cald
well, Campbell, Cherry. Clanton, Dargan, Dicker
eon, Drake, Donlap, Erwin, Eure, Farmer, Foard,
A. G. Foster, A. M. Foster, Hackney, G. W. Hayes,
J. Hayes, J. Hill,; Jerkins, ; J. M. Leach.Locke,
Maultsby, McKay,' McCleese, McMillan, Parham,
Piwott, Pope,' Rayner, Russell, Scott, Shinpock, Si
lerT Simmons, Sloan, Steele, StubbsThornburgh,
Tripp,, Waltoq, Webb, Wiggins, Wiley, Wil
liams and Winston. 51. . f.. -ftT,-,
Foa Ma. Dobtch Mr. Davidson.., ljh s t ; (
Fob MavSooMAir. Mr. Blow. :
The House then adjourned. x--?: ,i ,? i rO
Sharpe, Sheek, Sherrill. oneraro, otowe, ouiwu,
Swanner, Taylor, Thigpen, Thornton, Waugh, J.
uriiiiami tViiannand W instead. 63, '. 1 i .
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SATCRDAT, If OTEJICEIl: 30, ISSO.. :
.viH.j j , THE1LEGISLATURE.;';i.; w .'
We refer to our columns to-day for a sketch of the
very animated 'debate fn the Commons" 6h; Tuesday,'
which grew out of the proposition of Mr'.' Sherard, of
Wayne, to repeal the eharter-of 4he-North Carolina
Rail Road. 'The proposition was rejected by' an over-1
whelming majority, ' We I did not hear the whole of
the debate, but our Reporter, has. endeavored to do
justice lo all the gentlemerv who participated in it,-'r j
. u On Wednesday the Hon,; Robert Strange was elec
ted Solicitor for the 5th Judicial Circuit; Cad. Jones,
Jr.: Esq.,- of Orange, Solicitor for the 4th Circuit j
and - George S. Stevenson, Esq.,tpf Craven, for the
2nd Circuit. These are all capital appointments.
We have spoken elsewhere of that ofjudge .Strange.
Mr." Jones has been restored to the place from which
he was proscribed by the Whigs, to make room for
Mr. Poindexter, -who now goes out, according to the
" fortunes of Wat." If Vis friends, or the friends of
any .Whig who may fail to be rVelected. shonfd com
plain, let them remember thatthe Whig leaders prom
ised not to remove Democrats for opiniori8 sake, and
then did it, just as if no such promise had been made.
Let these gentlemen, we repeat, consider of that. ; '
We have no doubt that both Mr . Jones and Mr.
Stevenson will discharge their important duties in the
most faithful anJ creditable manner."' They are Well
qualified, jn every respect, for the posts to which they
have been called. ) '. y-.i
:, In the Senate, on Thursday, Col. Joyner introduced
Resolutions on Slavery, which were read and referred
to the joint committee of eighteen ; and in the Com
mons Mr. Walton introduced Resolutions on the same
subject, which were referred to the same commiitee.
'.We are compelled by the length of the Commons
debate on Tuesday, and of Mr. Buchanan's letter, to
omit Thursday's proceedings. , They shall appear in
our next.' v' ' Ar-' - "S s---.-j" i-c.-:.- ..- ;
MR. SHEPARD'S SPEECH.', ' '
The Hon. William B. Shepard delivered a most
powerful and conclusive Speech in the Senate, nn
Wednesday last, on the Slavery question. . On all the
points embraced in his Resolutions, and in relation to
the course it becomes North Carolina to adopt in this
emergency, he was alike clear, emphatic, and eloquent.
He showed, by statistics and calculations, the Inevit
able result to the slave States of the late action of
Congress circumscribing Slavery; and he denounced
the so-called Compromise, so much lauded in certain
quarters, in the strongest terms. He said that divi
sion among ourselves on this question had well nigh
undone us ; and he appealed to every true son of North
Carolina, without respect to paity, to rally fioia.to
avert impending calamities. He also examined Mr.
Badger's doctrine of allegiance, and demonstrated its
mingled absurdity and enormity.
It was the Speech of a statesman.
We shall not attempt any thing like a report of it,
as Mr. Shepard has promised to write it out for the
press. , . . . . ,
- Mr. - Shepard was . listened to with profound at
tention by the Senate, and by the large audience in
attendance. w . " . . " , .
We join the Register in the wish that the present
Legislature may take a united stand ".on the Slave
ry question; but that paper will scarcely produce this
union or harmony, by its ungenerous flings at Mr.
Venable or the noble State of South Carolina. The
Register can praise Mr. Clay's submission Speech
before the members of the Kentucky Legislature, in
which he says that nothing short of the abolition by
Congress of Slavery in the States would drive him to
dissolution that paper can endorse such sentiments
and apologize for Mr. Fillmore, but it has nothing
but misrepresentations and abuse for some of the
most gallant and patriotic defenders of Southern
rights. We hoped at one time that the Register was
coming tip to the mark on this question ; but it falls
back as often as it comes up, and plays as many tunes
on this subject as there are days in the year. What
is that paper fori Is it against every thing advoca
ted by Mr. Venable, and for every thing advocated by
Messrs. Kerr and Miller I
The letter of James Buchanan to the Union Meet
ing at Philadelphia, which we publish to-day, sheds
additional lustre opon his honored name. He is as
sound on this vital question as we could desire him
to be; and we thank him from our heart for the jus
lice he does in this great letter to the Southern people.
We hope his solemn admonitions to the Northern peo
ple will incline them to sounder and better views of
this question ; and that ultimately concord and harmo
ny may be restored to the whole Confederacy. We
say we hope this we should be sure of it, if all the
public men'of the free Stales were like James Buch
anan. , . -. .- ... : , . -
Mr. Dickinson also wrote a noble letter to this Meet
ing, which we are compelled to omit. We shall make
room for it, it possible, hereafter.
. The Register is welcome to all the credit it may
gain, even among its own party friends, by its coarse
and uncalled-for attacks on Gen. Saunders. That
gentleman is above its shafts of censure or attempted
ridicule. We shall not ask the Register to do him
justice, or to cease its attacks. As one of his friends,
wecare little about either; and'we aresure heattachea
as slight an importance to justice withheld or to at
tacks in that quarter, as we do. Gen. Saunders was
a trusted and honored public servant when those who
are stimulating the Register in its course towards him.
were as ignorant of public affairs as they are now in
sensible to the obligations of liberality and common
fairness. . i . .. jci
' We regret to state that Dr. John Thompson, of
Smithfield, (formerly of this City,) was seriously
wounded a few days since near this place, by the ac
cidental discharge of hia gun. Tbe muzzle of the
gun was pressed at the time it went off against his
right arm ; and the whole load went through his arm
between the elbow and , shoulder. We.learn that he
is doing well, but the crisis has not yet passed. . We
sincerely trust that this amiable young man may re
cover from this accident without the loss .of his arm.
He has the sympathies of the entire community., r
. We learn that at the late Term oCthe Federal Court
held in this City, the young man from Granville by the
name otBurge, who submitted on a charge of robbing
the Mail, was sentenced to ten year's imprisonment.
M uch sympathy was expressed in this case, and : the
hope is indulged by the young man's friends that af
ter a time lie will be pardoned by the President. c i
The case of Thomas Itarvey, o Newbern, charged
also-with robbing the Mail; was postponed , to. the
next Term of the Court. ;
Judges' Wayne and Potted were in attendance.
o--vs.ft J-wy -, 1 i ' h - n -.. -
J Maj. Hobbie, Assistant Postmaster General
resigned hi office. . j, x- u-
tGojXtahly?blowTiotand o1d!?'ii11,i9'! Ute
Message on the -Slavery tjoesti6nV He commends
; v, 7 . 7 ne to ur " wnung ana near ty
support" in bne breathVand ia'tiie'nexV'neTtelt,
raguely about oqr- righiaJVyg Uieae will nev
er be'eorrendered "and that H. n.v tt t
1fJPnXWK$W&Wih cooidl we do i . '."Could
we Join " Uie laoka ' of Jiorihem "destiny t U
man supposanie case r--co:i;, , . , j lU vl-ciia
port this so-called Compromise, i ',19 enougb ifoT
the people 1 ihis State; who have gained nothfnjr
by it, to acquiesce tn it as the law of the land. It
circumscribes Slavery, abolishes the slave-trade in the
District, organizes' Territorial' governments' only on
former principles, and takes from Texas, for a consid
eration, millions of acres of slave oil.! - We have
got, it is true, the fugitive-slave law but the1 Con
stitutioB gave .us that before, and so we havet gained
nothing on this score. Gov... Manly seetna to think
. that the' whole question 'has been : adjusted,' and
that we are now to have peace; but whence comes
this repose, and when ? Are not the elements more
! fiery and ungovernable now than! heretofore 1 :-' Has
not-this boasted measure, instead of securing' harmo
ny and reviving brotherly affection, increased dissat
isfaction in both sections and aroused still stronger
passions I " And wbetefore.I' Because it was unjust
to one .great , section, which has never: assailed' the
: rights of the other ;' and because 'the section which
has gained every thing and lost nothing by the bar
gain, is now un'willingr as a part of the bargain, to
perform its plain duty under the common Constitution.
Gov. Manly, it seems, -could not' allude to this
question without denouncing Southern " factioiiista
and agitators," and making a covert attack on South
Carolina! It is obvious that he considers such states-
men asClingman, Shepard, and Venable, who ins
. upon our rights, as among these " factiomau " ; a
he calls upon the "eons of freedom'.' to combine to
" counteract ' the spirit of disunion,' heretofore con
fined to some particular section of the country "
meaning South Carolina, . The Governor appears to
forget that all this lime we of the South have been
passive and the North active; and lhat they are the
factionists " and "agitators"" on this question.
He perceives no very great danger in the. North ex
cept from " a body of fanatics contemptible for num
bers and respectability "; and he is greatly shocked
at the spectacle " of a " sacred " alliance nay,
more thau that a Consitutional national . Union of
a noble people in peril of being dissevered and broken
up by gangs of runaway negroes, and their crazy al
lies." Now the Governor either knows nothing about
our assailants or their number in the free States, or,
like the National Intelligencer, he would conceal the
facts, for party purposes, from the people of his State.
, Does he not know that nearly every free Stale has in-
. structed its Representatives to vote against the furth
er extension of Slavery I And does he not feel, as a
'- southern man, that to circumscribe slavery is to destroy
it and us in the end 1 And does he not know, also, that
many of the free States have instructed their Repre
sentatives to vote to abolish the institution, in the Dis
trictl t And has he.as the Governor of a sovereign
State, yet to learn, that nearly every free Slate has
- passed laws forbidding the use of their jails to the
masters of fugitive slaves, and imposing heavy penal
. lies on their officers if they even lift a finger to aid
these masters in their efforts to recover their proper
ty ? Does lie not know that Horace Mann has tri
umphed over Daniel W ebster in Massachusetts, and
that Sewardtsm has swept the " Empire State" 1 Is
he'so blind as not to see that thus far the fugitive-
slave law is inoperative and a dead letter) And yet
in view of all these facts Gov. Manly utters hallelu
jahs to the so-called Compromise, and leaves the in
ference on the minds of the people, by his language
and mode of treating the subject, that the Union is
in peril only from " gangs of runaway negroes and
their crazy allies"! A pretty sentinel, trulyi upon
the watchtower of the " sons of freedom " !
By the way, has the Governor ever heard of a cer
tain " factionist " and agitator," who, in order to
get enough votes to re-elect him to a certain office,
came out in one of his campaigns and sought to array
one portion of his State against the other on this very
question, and then denied ill Gov. Manly should be
the last individual to talk of " factionists" and "agi
tators." -. . . -:i . . :- .': .-;(
We shall allude to other points in this document
in subsequent numbers. ' '"' "
We are authorized by the Hon. Robert Strange to
make his acknowledgments to those Members of the
Legislature whoyoted for him in the late election for
Solicitor for the 5tb Judicial Circuit; and to express
his regret that it is not in his power, at this time, to
, make these acknowledgements to them individually
and in person. ; ,; i ; -
r Judge Strange was proscribed from this post in 1846
by the Whfgs,' for no other reason than, that jie ii a
' Democrat.' He has been, properly and justly restor
ed. One of our ablest men and soundest jurists, he
- will give dignity to the office and ' reflect credit on
' those' who have thus re-instated him.' Justice, though
sometimes slow, is certain. : -. , . .,: , u. .-
Georgia. .We learn, by Telegraph, from the Ed
itors of me Macon Telegraph, under date 27th in-
atant, that," sufficient returns had already been receiv
. ed to make it eertain that -Georgia has surrendered."
Tbe ,", Submissionists," add the Editors, will carry
the State 1?y a very large' majority." That is, it has
been decided that Georgia will not secede at this time,
and by herself.-1 This is just what we expected ; but
Georgia does not " submit." " She will act, indue
time, with ber, Southern sifters, , She ought not to
go off by, herself. . That is our opinion.
: We had the pleasure of being present on Wednes
day evening last at the Concert at the School-room
.of the Misses Partridge,. in this City. . The young
.ladies and little girls, who took part, acquitted theui
' selves quite handsomely and to the evident gratifica
tion of the large audience in' attendance. The per
formances on the piano, guitar, &c., were conducted
by Mr. Solomona. r' '" : - " ' "; '
..We wish this excellent School continued patronage
and prosperity. ' - . '. .. ., " ,
A large Union Meeting was held in Boston on Tu
esday last.' Eloquent speeches were delivered, and
Resolutions in. favor of ' all laws passed, by Con
gress." were adopted. W Jiave not seeff tbe pro
ceedings of the Meeting in full, and cannot, therefore,
form any definite judgment as to their character.
! The Legislature of South Carolina assembled
Columbia on Tuesday hat. Hon.' R. F.' W. Alston
-was elected Speaker of. the Senate, and Col., James
Simons Speaker of the House. Both Houses had
voted to invite the Hon. Langdon Cheves to a Beat
within the bar, and he had accepted the invitation.
K'.i.-..il-p- i ,. - fvtrf
f1-We understand that the Principal Clerks of die
'.two HouS8 have appointed William Hj Joyner, of
Franklin, and Thomas II.Holmes.of Sampson Coun
ty, Engrossing fclerks to the Legistatttfe., , r , .', .
MESSRSi JE371YARDST. ANDrDOBBIN,
,.Tld. fflng frthpt frothe .'WIlcHpiJo'j Coin
mercial; ia as honorable to the Editor aa a political op
ponent, aa it is to the distinguished gentlesMB spo
ken of : I ,! ', -"
m aa "-" .4m iivi vn vxvit v waysa: tSJf
the Senate and Honse of Commons four State, was
very judicious ano creaitaoie to oorpoltica oppon
ents as well as honorable to the State.
The Hon. Weldon N.' Edwards, 8peaef of the
Senate, has been much 1 1 public life, and preserved
a spotless reputation bof! in his- political and person-
al relations. Ha ia m - . iha fi
honest rn h if forpoe8 and JibAT im hia wnilmcBfa.
... ...v wuim cirri loiiov a Mivf u vincere ano
ardent. desire to promote the.; internstannd happiywtt
oi ine wor.ny ciaraes, itian does iWir ward 8 j and
nO OnA WOtlld mom TAAlnnfilll Arav.l kin nrtaeinUe.
equal rights. An ample fortune,, and all the aieans
nyujiusnt wri fui cavsea ,Btm io Kiaz U
haktl. C 2 1 . C . . .1 ... . .
"-u.u, ui inanury, or rorgei me relations nts Dears to
"is fellow-men. i .We M Dnassemrng, Which is a-yery
rare quality to a politician and is willing ''to esteem
others better than fctmself,' a quality atill mere rare.
Hia manners are well ca IcU la fexf to. make friends of
all who approach him, and hi Jntegrity, generosity
and candor, serve to keep ibera seen. "
W lib the Hon. J. C. Dobbin,eaker of tbe HoaW,
we are less personally acquainted than, Wth. the een
tleman first named. Rut k- .n i
- uh i.,u ruvj it w mm uu,.
sesamg talent of tbe first order, and esteemed by al)
as a man of irreproachable private character. He is
very popular and is fairly on the road to fame. 1 His
manners indicate a sound mind -and a benevolent
neart. . . ... -. . t .-..-.. w .i
We have nothing definite from, the Legislature f
Mississippi. A stormy debate was coin? foVwurd. at
, . -
tbe latest dates, between the advocates of immediate
secession, and those in favor of delaying action
, Read the . bold and patriptia ,etter of Mr, Dallas.
on our first page. It is every way worthy of ils en
lightened and distiniruiahed author. ' ' ' f
If o Telegraphic If em Beceived to-day.
"THE CRY IS EVER ONWARD VV
The Old and, hnperishdbty renowned Prize Sellers.
No. 1, LmuT Stkeet, Baltimobb, Alfc.;;
Who have for years been dispensing large and handsome
Prizes to their Correspondents ' have never had such
propitious month as the month W November Lea pvevea
1H THE WAT r SKLLINO VBIXK uT i.-t
And they feel asntred thatthe month ef December mast
far surpass any preceding one a the scheme are- r ?'
: ' ' Unusttally Rich, Brilliant and Dazzling,
Now ia the time for speculator to iavest with a lull cer
tainty of unbounded succes.' ' -' ' -;'.'''-You
that would have your pockets well line J on - ' )
''..-" CuttlBTMAS HOLLIAtS '." ' '
Do not neglect to seize the present opportunity of Sfctire
iu'g to yonrseWes that much coveted object -Mosix .
Which may be obtained by the trifiing ootlay of a $5
or $10 bill in some of the following spleujid scheme.
Graud JLotteriett for December, ISftO.
Confidence Stricilu Observed. '
Capital No.of ' - Fries of
Dec. - Prizes.
75 Nob :: 1 1 drawn
78 Nos 15 drawn
75 Nos 19 drawn
2 2 $15,000
2 of 25,000
.; 5 -.
.-i S '
' 5 '
1 8 00
, 87 00
, 11 00
v 48 00
' 35 00
i 30 00
; .18 00
75 Nos .
78 Nos .
78 No ;
75 No .
66 No '
75 No '
'78 Noa '
t 20,000 1
. , 30,000
: 13 drawn
13 drawn .
1 2 drawn'
'16 drawn ;
, 12 drawn ';
;13 drawn ;
'13 drawn '
15 drawn "
' ' 35,000 J
' r ' 25,000
, , 15,000
; !? 25,000
78 Nos '
75 NoW !
78 Nos .
75 No, .'s 13 drawn,
75 Noa '.15 drawn
78 No 13 drawn
75 No .14 drawn
78 No- r-i drawn'
75 Nos- 12 drawn -
25,000 ' 78 No
13 drawn ' -vO 18 W
In addition to the above Brilliant Schemes, We bave
ticket in all the Lotteries drawn in tbe State ef Mary
land, and advertised by other Agent,
; - PLEASE OBSERVE.- ' V
Correspondents will please ' bear in mind - that the
prices of Packages of Quarter Tickets only are pub
lished in this paper.1 ' j '
The Printed official drawing which Correspondent
can rely - upon aa - being correct, are always forwarded
from Pyfier dc Oo'n. -.t -.,v: . tn.:j
. Bank. Draft or Certificate of Deposit payable in Gold
at sight, will be promptly remitted to those Correspon
dents who draw prizes at Pyfer 6c Co'.. ,; . ,. ,r a y r
, Remember A Package of Tickets, can draw fbu ef
the most splendid prizes ia a scheme. - ,; ,; r-i - -
In order to-secure a Fortune, and the cash immediate
ly after the result is known, the reader of til is paper
have only to remit cash Drafts or prize tickets, to tb Old
Established, far famed and truly fortunate Exchange and
Lottery Brokers, - ' ' .u ..: . ;;. ,.,, '.I
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No. I, Light Street, Baltimore, Md.:
' Or Box 624, Baltimore Post Office. '.
Oct. 22d, 1850. ' ::' 830
FEMALE INSTITUTE, -)
, .WARRENTQN, N . '.C , y H . t A.
THE. Twentieth Semi-annual Session of this Institu
tion will commence on the 1st Monday in Jan. 1651.
X he location 1 pleasant, proverbially healthful, retired.
yet easy of acces at ail seamms of the year. Thi ie-
stitntlon is so arranged and conducted as to combine the
greatest advantages with the least expense, and to give
competent and' efficient instruction in all of the variotia
brsftcbefc of an accomplished Female Education' "r t
The Board and Tuition in alt the branches requisite
for a Diploma and Gold Medal will not exceed $124 00
per annum. ' . ' ! ; ' . ' - ; ' ,
The Ornamental branches, .embracing Instrumental
Music, Wax Fruit and Flowers, -Ancient and Modern
Languages, Drawing and Painting in Oil and Water
Colors, at the usual prices. . ,t '
Vocal Music,' Needle and Fancy work, gratis.
The Libraries of the Principals are accessible to "ad
vanced Students.' - - ' :'' ' t
Lectures upon Literary and Scientific subjects, with
appropiate experiments' will be delivered during tbe Ses
sion. ""-;.-'" ' ?Rr. N. L. GRAVES,
, --':' . . : ; j WILCOX, '- ' ' - .'I -
,s,--t, ... L. C GRAVES, ' .
, ,:.:. ; ' .. .-. . Associate Principals.,, .
" November 30, 1850. . ;,s i.:
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' CAWDIiES, CAXDL.ES. .
THE subscriber having purchased the ; Z.--Fayetteville
Is prepared to mould best Candle,, and solicit the pat
ronage of those having tallow to mould. . 4
.A. M. CAMPBELL, ,
ON Saturday, tbe 28th of December, 1850, will be
rented to the highest bidder, for the next year
THE STORE HOUSE , .
formerly occupied by Spencer and Timberlake. Teraj
made known on the day of rent.- u '
LUZENIA M. 8 PENCE R.
Franklin Co,, Novi S0th,-1850. . i j li A m 8 td.
The Rev. Dr.. Hooper's Family Sohool
a f ln the Ctnmtry. .Vtar IAttUtm Oejtot, ? j
VVARReir CotnrTT, N. C.'-";- '-.
; Teachers Rav: Wm. 3Hoop, Paon J. DsBca
xutt Hoorsa, AK THOJiaii C. Hoopcx. ut , ,
THE next session will commence on the first Thnrs
.day in Jan nary.' . It ia requested that those w ha in
tend to send, will make early application.
Nov; 23, 1850. ii i ,f' . 6 4t.
: .' m 1. -' , y ; ;
- MATCH .noRSEs: -
2T A PAIR of fine'well broke HORSES for eal
at tbe Livery Stable of Messrs. , v
, , a. COOKE At BUFPAL0E.v
-Raleigh, Nov. 27, 1850., r- bO.jJft,".