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LKGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGg v ,
g SENATE; f ' 7 e
Thobsdat. December 5l850.r
Th Ron a ta mt. accord ino to adjournment. -" ' 1
Mr." Shepard introduced a bill to incorporate the
Hon Guard" volunteer eorpa of infantry of the
line in the eounty of Pasquotank. Read the firat
time, and referred to committee on Corporations. '
Mr. Cameron preaented a memorial, praying for
tbe passage of a Uw to epancipnm iyucy, ana nei
child Laura, nersons of color, of the eounty of Cum
berland. - Referred to the committee on Propositions
and Grievances. "
Mr. Courts, from the Committee on Propositions
and Grievances, to whom was-referred a petition in
favor of Lucy Borden, a woman of color, reported an
favorably. Concurred in. -
On motion of Mr. Berry, Ordered, that a message
be sent to the House of. Commons, proposing: to go
into the election of Comptroller of State, this day
at 13 o'clock. '
Mr Wnntlfin- from th. Committee on Judiciarv.
' to whom that subject was referred reported "a bill.
entitled a bill to amend an act of the General Assem
bly of North Carolina, passed at its session of 1848
'49. entitled an act, more effectually to ' prevent the
aelli n ; oifgtving away of spirituous liquors, at or near
nlaees of i.ublic worship ; which was read the first time.
Mr. Williamson, a bill to authorize the building of
m toll bridge over Dan River in Caswell county, near
Milton, and to incorporate a Company for that pur
pose. Read first., time and passed, and referred to
committee on woporations.
Mr. Washington, a bill to revive so much of the
Revised Statutes, cbap. 84, section 1st, ana, 7 in ana
3Sd, as have been repealed by the act ot ie, enu
tied an act to nrotect houses and enclosures from wil-
ful ininrv. and to reoealso much of said act of 1846,
as has been or might be construed to repeal or modi-
f v the said sections or any of them. teaa nrst uine
' and nasaed. and referred to committee on Judiciary.
, Received a message from the House, agreeing to
go into the election of Comptroller of State and in-
'., forming that Messrs. Scott and Stowe form their com
mittee for the same, and informing that W; F. Coll
Ins and W. J. Clarke were in nomination. -Tbe fol
lowing is the Senate vote t
Fob Mb. Clark. Mr. Speaker, Barrow, Berry,
Bower, Bunting, Caldwell of Mecklenburg, Cameron,
Canady, Clark, Collins, Courts, Drake, Hargrave,
Herring, Hester, Hoke. Jones, McMillan, Nixon,
Rogers, Sherrod, Spaight, Thomas. Thompson, Wat-
. ani. VA II Inmonn nrl W no ten 27.
Foa Me. Collins. Messrs. Arendell, Barnard,
Barringer, Bond, Bynum, Caldwell of Burke, ua
fhom. Gilmer. Grist. Haughton. Joyner,
Kelly, Lane, Lillington, Malloy, Pender, Richardson,
.. c.i I 17:11.... Woohinirtnn and Wood.
oesaoras, onepniu, t iuji ...
Mr. Washington, a bill concerning the duties of
Sheriff. KeferreU to jouiciary cwuiimuw. .
Mr. Nixon, a bill to incorporate the Wilmington
j t -e.int Plank Road Ccmnanv. Read
inu iuumn,"" - , -
first time and referred to Committee on Internal Im
provements and ordered to be printed.
-The following bills were read the third time and
- h.ntor nf thti Revised Statutes in relation to appren
- hBiatawi a mil an m iiikiiii 1110 a si f. w v w
tices A bill to amend an act passed at the session of
1830-'31, entitled an act to establish the town of
RatoiUa in the Countv of Gates, and to incorporate
the same and for other purposes and a bill to incor
porate Fulton Lodge No. 9B ot the ancient xor ma
sons in the town of Salisbury.
The bill to repeal an act to abolish jury trials in the
County Courts, in Rutherford and Cleaveland, was
taken up and on motion of Mr. Bynum, was laid on
the table. . .
The bill to incorporate Independent Division No.
31 df the S. of T. waatalten up ana on motion 01 inr.
II 0 n n m was la id on the table. ,
, The bill to incorporate the Murfreesboro Joint
Stock building Company, was read the second time
The bill to authorize the Seaboard and Roanoke
Company, to issue bonds was read the second time
The bill to'amend an act, passed at the session of
1833-'34, entitled an act to.establish tbe bank ot the
State of N. C, was read the second time and passed.
On motion of Mr. Speight, the Senate adjourned
until to-morrow 11 o'clock.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
Petitions and Memorials.
Mr. Stubbs presented a memorial from sundry citi
zens of Beaufort county, praying the passage of a
law imposing a tax on colored mechanics, and also a
tax on free negroes, to be applied to the purpose of
colonizing them tn Liberia; relerred to tne committee
on the Judiciary.
Mr. Jerkins a memorial From certain ship owners
in the town of Newbern, praying an "amendment to
the laws concerning salvage and commissions on
wrecked property, so that, instead of charging a per
centage, the commissioners of wrecks may have a
compensation per diem for services rendered by them ;
referred to the committee on Propeaitieus and Griev
ances. Bills and Resolutions.
Mr. Harrison introduced a bill to amend the act
authorizing the County Court of Mecklenburg to
pay over certain money to the County Court of Union ;
referred to the committee on Private Bills.
Mr. Pigott moved to take up from tbe table the
bill to repeal an aet to increase the revenue of the
State, passed in 1846 7 ; not agreed to.
Mr. Person of Moore, from the committee appoint
ed to suggest alterations and improvements in - the
Hall, made a report recommending sundry improve
ments, which report was concurred in by tbe House.
He also reported a resolution appropriating one thou
sand dollars to defray the expenses of these improve
ments, which was read three times, and ordered
to be engrossed. He also reported a resolution re
commending the appointment of a committee of three
to inquire into the duties of the superintendant of
Public - Buildings, to ascertain if those duties were
denned, and if not, to report what they shall be.
This resolution was adopted. ..
Mr. Person of Moore, explained the improvements
contemplated by the committee. He said a carpet to
the Hall would be a saving of money to the State. At
present so great were the reverberations of sound
in the Hall, that it was almost impossible to hear
" what was said in any part of it. A carpet on the
floor would deaden the sound, and he had no doubt it
would shorten the session at least a week. He also
made a statement with respect to the duties of super
intendant of Public Buildings. A salary of . 9260
was paid the superintendant, but it was impossible to
say what this sum was paid for. The condition of the
Capitol ahowed that no attention was paid to it. The
committee had instructed him to report a resolution,
recommendinga special committee to inquire into this
A message was received from the Senate propos
ing to go into an election for Comptroller at 12
o'clock ; proposition agreed to.
Mr. L. B. Sanders introduced a bill to extend the
authority of Justices of the Peace in certain cases;
referred to the committee on the Judiciary.
' Mr. Williams of Mecklenburg, a resolution in
struct! ng the committee on the Library to examine
into the subject of International Literary and Scien
tific Exchanges between the State of North Caroli
na and France which was adopted.
Mr. Mizell, a bill to repeal the Island 2d sections
of the swamp land bill of 1842-'3, and to quiet the
'" WBB,B iads; referred to the committee on
the Judiciary, r
Mr. Jerkins, a bill to regulate the pay of jurors and
witnesses in the County Court of Craven, giving them
one dollar and fifty cents per day ; referred to the
committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. Wiley, a resolution instructing James F. Tay
lor, State Librarian, to subscribe for a leading daily
newspaper in each of the cities of New York, Bos
ton, Baltimore, Cincinnati, New Orleans, St. Loois,
and San Francisco, and to have tbe same bound ; read
the first time and referred to the committee on the Li
brary. t..- -..ii-i? t .t, . v.
" Mr. Drake, a bill relating to mills ; referred to com
- tnittee on Propositions and Grievances.
atr. r leming, a resolution authorizing the Governor
wiuaa me Clerk and Master or Yancy countv
seal t read the firm! time. . '
''TV. "WORT FRO
Reports raost Committbes.
aider th . ttam th committee appointed to eon
be comS?! l whB vote for Governor shall
ne compared a . i . . ,w
MondrSf' ox,,:P,, ,h lin,e TePorte1 hat
o as th.1 "I" 'dock, M had been fixed up-
joint session of k. . . -""" wmpreu in
Commons. Th.-L. hoo in the House of
nir. McLean r.'. wncarrea in.
Constitution, reported . ?mHXt mn1
pwteo a bill te amend the Constitu
tion so that every man who now has the "right to vole
ior Aunmonera may aio w roroenators ; oiu wi.
laid on tbe table, and made, the order of. the day for "
Wednesday jjexU Also, a report against the passages "
of three bins referred to them providing for calling a ; '
Convention to amend the constitution. jThese bill
were also laid on tbe table, and made the order for
for the same day.
Mr. Foster, from tbe tame committee, submitted a
minority report iir writing accompanied by a bill to-
call a ConvfoUon, to amend the Constitution. Thi
was also made the order for Wednesday o6xi. ' "
An irregular debate prevailed between the preseni
lation ef the several reports, relating to the modeia
which the report was made, and to tbe reference cu
the bill. ' v
Mr. Stevenson submitted few remarks concerning-
the minority report by way of personal explanation
He thought the report -did not exactly -eraie wmi
correct, or at least, that it was calculated to give a
wrong impression as to the position ot tne outer mem
bers of the committee. The minority report conveyed
the impression that tbe wh.ole committee were opposed
to everything referred to them, except free suffrage. :
But the tact was otherwise. Some half dozen sub
jects were referred to the committee ; after examining
all these subjects; a majority of the committee could
agree only upon one amendment. He went further
than the committee; he thought Judges of the Su
perior Courts should be elected by the people. He.
only made these remarks to set himself right before
the House.. '
. Mr. Foster did not go for free suffrage, or any other,
amendment; he wished to leave them oil for the decis
ion of the people of North Carolina. He was oppos
ed to all amendments by Legislative action. His ob
ject was to submit the matter to the people. ,
At the hour of 12, during the presentation . of the
report, according to agreement with the Senate, the
House voted for Comptroller as follows : . .
Fo Ma. CiAaa Mesara. Speaker, Avery, Barnes or
Edgecombe, Blow, Boykin, Bridge, Brogden, Caldwell
of Guilford, Cockerham, Davidson, Dickinson, Durham,
Eaton, Flemming, Flynt, Fonvillo, Gordon, Harrison,.
Herring, Hill of Caswell, Hill of New Hanover, larvis,
Jones, Kallum, Kelly, Leach of Johnston, Love Mar
shall. Martin, Mathis, McDowell, McLean, W. McNeill,
N. McNeill, Mizell, Montgomery, Newsom, Patterson..
Pegram, Person ef Moore, Person of Northampton, Pow
ers, Rankin. Reinhardt, Rollins, RurTin, Sanders of John
ston, Saunderson, Sharp, Sheek, Shsrrill, Stevenson,.
Stowe, Sutton, Taylor, Thigpen, Thornton, Waugh, Will
iams of Mecklenburg, Winstead, CO. .
For Mr. Colw as. Messere. Adams, Ami, Barco, Bo
lo Rnl. Brazier. Caldwell of Rowan. Cheny, Clanton,
Cotton, Dargan, Douthit, Drake, Dunlap, Euro, Farmer
Foard, Foster of Davidson, Foster of Wilkes, Hackney,.
Hays of Cherokee, Hays of Cleaveland, Hill of Bruns
wick, Jerkins, Leach of Davidson, Locke, Maultsby
McCleese, McKoy, McMillan, Parham, Russell, Rainer,
Scott, Shinpock, Siler, Simmons, Sloan, Steele, Stubbs,.
Thornburg, Tripp, Walton, Webb, Wiggins, Willy,.
Williams, Wilson, Pigott, Winston, 50.
For Mh.Daroan. Mr.Erwin.
Few Ma. Nixox. Mr. Sherard.
For Mr. Saujtdsrsoic. Mr. Swanner.
Mr. Stowe, from the committee to superintend the
election of Comptroller, reported that 163 votes had
been cast of which Mr. Clark had received 87, Mr.
Collins 73, scattering 3 ? Mr. Clark was declared
Mr. Scott, from tne committee on rnvate ouis,
reported in favor of the passage of the bill to incor
porate Grand Division of S. of T., North Carolina.
Mr. McLean called for the yeas and nays on the
second reading of the bill.
Mr. Steele moved an adjournment. Mr. Leach, or
Johnston, called the yeas and nays upon that motion.
whereupon Mr. Steele withdrew bis motion to ad
a .a a mi .a S V
Mr. Jones moved to lay tne oiu on tne tame. n
made the motion, in order that the House might have
an opportunity to examine and consider tne memori
als against the Order, presented recently. Mr. Steele?
opposed the motion, and the House refused to lay
the bill on the table.
The question recurred on the second reading of
the bill, which was passed, yeas 76, nays 33, as
Ysas. Messrs. Adams, Amis, Avery, Barco, Bogle,
Bond, Bey kin, Caldwell efG, Caldwell ofR., Campbell,
Cherry, Dargan, Davidson, Drake, Dunlap, Eaton, br-
win, Eure, Farmer, Fleming, Foard, Fonville; Foster of
Davidson, Foster of Wilkes, Gordon, Hackney, Harri -
son, Mays ot UberoRee, nays oi Cleveland, nemng.
Hill of Brunswick, Jams, Jerkins, Kelly, Leacb of Da
vidson, Love, MaulUby, McDowell, McKoy, McClese,
McMillan, N. McNeill, W. McNeill, Montgomery, New
som, Parham, Pegram, Person of Northampton, Pigott,
Powers, Rankin, Rayner, Reinhardt, Rollins, Russell,
Ruffin, Saunderson, Scott, Sbarpe, Sherrill, Shinpock,
Siler, Simmons, Steele, Stevenson, Stowe, Stubbs,
Thornton, Thornburg, Tripp, Walton, Webb, Wiley,
Williams of Greene, Wilson, Winston, 76.
Nats. Messrs. Barnea of Edgecombe, Blow, Braz
ier, Bridges, Brogden, Ulanton, UocKernam, cotton.
Dickinson. Douthit, Dnrham, Flynt, Hill of Caswell,.
Jones, Kallum. Leach of J., Locke, Marshall, Martin Ma
this, McLean, Patterson, Sanders of Johnston. Sheek,.
Sherard, Sloan, Sutton, Swanner, Taylor, - Thigpen
Waugb. Williams of Mecklenburg, Winstead, 33.
Mr. Scott, from the same committee, reported ira
favor of tbe passage of tbe bill to incorporate Greens
boro' Division, N o. 6, Sons of Temperance. .
Mr. Leach of Johnston called for the yeas and nays.
Mr. Avery moved an adjournment, which was car
ried, and the House adjourned.
Friday, December 6, 1850.
The Senate met according to adjournment.
The Speaker announced Mr. Courts as the teller on'
part of the Senate, to examine the returns, and make
a list of the votes for Governor at the late election,
and the House of Commons were informed thereof.
Mr. Drake from the committee on Claims, to whom
was referred the resolution in favor of H. T. Dyer,
Sheriff of Wilkes eounty, reported the same to the
Senate, and recommended its passage. The said res
olution was read the second time and passed.
Mr. Washington from the committee on tbe Library,
to whom was referred a resolution authorizing John
H. Wheeler to borrow books from the Library of the
State, and to make orause to be made, extracts from '
books and records in the Executive Department, re
ported the same with an amendment limiting the op
eration of said resolution to one year; which was
adopted. And the resolution, as amended, was read.and .
passed the second time. . Un motion ot ivir. Bynum,
ordered that tbe reoort on said resolution be printed.
The Report is as follows :
The Committee on the Library to whom was refer
red a resolution authorizing Col. John H. Wheeler, of
Lincoln County, to borrow books Irom the Library
of the State, and to make or cause to be made, ex
tracts from books and records in the Executive lie- .
partments. have had the same under consideration,
and recommend its adoption, with an amendment lim
ning the operation of said resolution to one year.
The Committee Were attended in person by Uol.
Wheeler, and were allowed to examine in manuscript
his proposed work entitled " Sketches of North Caro
lina," for the completion of which he desires the use
of our public Library, and permission to make such
extracts Trom 6uch records and documents in our Ex
ecutive Offices as he may find useful to him.
The Committee cannot but regard the work or lou
Wheeler as a patriotic and praiseworthy effort to res
cue from oblivion important facts in our early history,
and to elevate the character and standing of bis native
State; and as such would cordially commend it to the
favorable consideration not only of the Legislature,
bat the people of the State at large.
The author gives, in tbe first series of his work, our ,
history from the landing of the Colonists on the coast of
North Carolina, under Amedas and Barlow in 1584, t
under the patronage, of Sir Walter Raleigh ; with a
list of the Uovernors, proprietary and Kegai, to tne
Revolution ot 1776. -
In the second series he gives the Governors; Judges
and Executive Officers, from 1776 to the present
time ; with sketches of the press of the State to the
present day; with an account of onr Literary and
Public Institutions ; and a list ef the names of all
ear members of Congress from the commencement of , ,
. jA ' m . - . t j . . ., . ''-r-
our present lormt oi uovernmeni 10 ni aaie. 1
In the third series he gives the history of each
County in the State in alphabetical order; the date
of its erection ; the origin of its name, jts bounda
ries, towns and rivers, with short sketches of its dis
tinguished citizens and an accurate list of the mem
bers of the General Assembly from each and every
County of the State from the formation of the Constitu
tion in 1776 or the erection of such county to the present
session; thus embracing in bis work a mass of infor
mation alike interesting. Useful and instructive, and
Justly deserving the approbation and patronage of
every patriotic citizen 0tlhe State. ,
Tt la belied bv the Committee that it was on the
coast of North Carolina, and on the 4th day of July
1584, that the first Angio oaxon put nis ioo on sou
m.KTA oithin the borders of the United States.
The early history of the State is full of incidents of
ehivalrio and indomiiaDie reisiance -k every '
of tvrannv that can oppress the mind of man,' yet
i.-ttia f that history is known to the world ! In tbe
HVW .v . . . .... ., f
tsnmiage of one of our Historians, ma arcnives i
the State and tne nesaa v, nuvwut iwuum
k..i.F r ih naa. ana nroeress or ine oiau, w
North Carolina, ignorance ana : wicaeanesa. iunj
miarnnaent the character of her historv, if efforts
" j - -. " . . , .. .. .
a m, .nt mad to break away the darkness that ur
rThe work of Col. Wheeler is a laudable nnderta
kinffto do this, and presents much of our history
hitherto but little known. ' 4 , i.r v.:
i.Yoor : Committtee are of .opinion that the author,
Col. Wheeler, should' be encouraged, not only by
having the facilities afforded to him which are asked
i paanlntion referred to them, but also by the pur-
1 .kon tV work shall have been completed, of
a number of copies thereof for the. use of the State
Library. . j ' ' a '
All of which is respectfully submitted.
. ; Chairman of Committee. ,
On motion of Mr. Bogers,
K.hA. That the committee on the Judiciary be
requested to inquire into the expediency of amending
the existing law, so as to authorize the Courts of Pleas
and Quarter Sessions tor each and every county in
the State, to levy a tax on real estate to create a furid
to pay tales jurors who may hereafter be summoned
tn oit nn inrv trials.
Mr. Bond introduced a bill to incorporate the Wind
sor Female Academy in the county of Bertie; which
was read the first time and referred to the committee
Mr. Lane introduced a bill to incorporate Franklins
;iia Anademv. in Randolph eounty. Kead the nrst
timA and referred to the committee on Corporations,
Mr. Washington introduced a bill to incorporate
Tuscarora Lodge, No. 22, 1. O. O. F in Kinston,
North Carolina. Read the first time and referred to
the committee on Corporations. .
n. mntinn nf Mr. Bvnam.
Resolved, That the committee on Propositions and
Grievances bo instructed to inquire into the propriety
of liberating a mulatto boy, tbe property of the late
Col. John Roberts, of Cleveland eounty, and tnat tney
h leave to reoort bv bill or otherwise.
Mr. Bynum presented a memorial on the subject of
the foregoing resolution, wnicn on uia wo
referred to the committee on Propositions and Griev
Mr. Nixon introduced a bill to enlarge the powers
of the Commissioners of the town of Wilmington,
which was read the first time and passed, and on his
motion referred to the committee on Internal Improve
ments, and ordered to be printed.
Mr Watson introduced a bill to repeal the act of
the General Assembly of 1848-9, providing for the
sunnort of a s v stem of international, literary, and sci
entific exebamres, which was read the first time and
passed, and on bis motion relerred to tne committee
on the Library.
Mr. Washington introduced a bill authorizing Need
ham Loftin. Jr.. to emancipate his slave Elias Coun
cil, uoon certain conditions therein mentioned. Read
the first time and referred to tne committee on r rep
. . . ...
ositions and Grievances.
The Senate now proceeded to the consideration of
the nnfimahpd business of vesierdav. to wit: ine
bill to incorporate the Ashevilteand Greenville Plank
Road company, which said bill, after the adoption of
sundry amendments, was read the second time and
leceived a message irom tne noose or commons
announcing that they have passea the following en
grossed bills in which they ask the concurrence of
the Senate, viz : A bill to incorporate tbe Trustees of
Windsor Male Academv. in the county of Bertie and
a bill to incorporate theFayettevilleand Centre Plank
Road company, which said bills were read the nrst
time and passed.
Received also from the House of Commons the
following- ensrrosFed resolution, to wit: Resolution
providing for certain alterations and improvements of
the Hall of the House of Commons and making an
appropriation therefor, which was read the first time
and passed, and on motion of Mr. Bynum, referred
to a Select committee of three members, with instruc
tions to inquire into the propriety of making similar
provisions for furnishing the Senate Chamber.
. Messrs. Bynum, Shepard and Drake were named
as composing said committee.
Mr. T. R. Caldwell introduced the following' reso
lution : , ' -
Retained. That the Secretary of State be authorized
and required to issue a grant for one hundred acres of
. " . w a T. . I ?
land in the County ot Hume to ausanna r ox, noeing
the same land entered by Susanna So well, (now Su
sanna Fox,) on tbe 8th day of November 1842, and
surveyed by the county Surveyor of Burke county,
the 29th day of April, 1848. Read the first time, and
on motion of Mr. Caldwell of Burke, referred to the
Committee on Claims.
The bill to incorporate the Murfreesborough Joint
Stock building Company, and the bill authorizing the
Seaboard and Roanoke nan itoau company to issue
bonds, were severally read tbe third time, passed and
ordered to be ensrrossed.,
The bill to amend an act passed at the session ot
1833-'34 entitled an act to establish a Bank ot the
State of North Carolina was taken up for considera
tion, and on motion of Mr. Bower, ordered to be
laid on the table.
Mr. Thomas, from the committee on Internal Im
provements, to whom was referred tne bill to incor
porate the Tennessee River Rail Road Company, re
ported the same without amendment, and recommen
ded its passage. Ordered to be laid on the table. -
On motion of Mr. Cameron, the senate aajournea
until to-morrow morning 11 o'clock.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
Mr. Barnes, of Northampton, appeared in his seat
to-day. " ' '
Mr. Cherry announced that Mr. Poole, member
from Pasquotank, was present. Mr. Poole presented
his credentials and took the customary oaths.
The Speaker presented reports from the Bank of
m All r .1 ! r n T7 U .L
rayette vine, ana irom me oan& ui vapo a-car, uum
of which were sent to the Senate with a proposition
v Petitions and Memorials.
Mr.- Avery presented the resignation of B. Purvis,
a Justice of the Peace of McDowell ; accepted.
Mr. Hayes presented a memorial from citizens of
Cherokee County, praying some action by the Legis
lature to remove the Cherokee Indians from the State.
On motion of Mr. Avery, a message was sent to the
Senate proposing a joint select committee of three on
the part of the House, and two on the part of the
Senate, to consider this memorial.
' . Bills and Reuoiutions. .
On motion of Mr. Barnes of Edgecombe, the com
mittee on the Jndiciary were instructed to inquire
into the expediency of making it discretionary with
the County Court to pay the wardens of the poor.
On motion of Mr. Pigott, tbe bill, laid on the table
yesterday, to amend the revenue act of 1846-T, re
pealing the tax on lineal descent, was taken op, and
put on its second reading.
The bill was discussed by Messrs. Pigott and
Steele in favor of its passage, and by Messrs. Person
of Moore, Hill of Caswell, and Caldwell of Guilford,
against iu On motion of Mr. Caldwell of Guilford;
the bill was indefinitely postponed yeas 61, nays 53.
The hour of 19 having arrived, the unfinished
business ot yesterday was taken op being tbe bill
to incorporate the Greensborough Division, No. 6, S.
of T. Mr Avery moved to lay the bill on the table.
Lost, yeas 50, nays 51.
Mr. Jones offered an amendment to the bill which
was agreed to. Also, a section providing that the
Legislature should have power to alter; modify, or
repeal the charter whenever it saw proper. - He ex
plained that such provisoes were common in acts of
incorporation of this sort, and quoted Chancellor Kent
as authority."7 ' -' '-' t'"-'; ' 'vv -I
A long debate here followed in which Messrs. Steele,
Brogden, Hayes of Cherokee, Dargan, and Johnston
participated Messrs. Steele, Brogden, and Dargan
speaking twice. Finally the question was to ken, and
the amendment was lost yeas 40, hay 71. The
bill then passed its second reading yeas 86, nays 27.
Mr. Rayner, from the 'committee on Internal. Im
nrevemems, reported in favor of the passage of tbe
' oiu incorporating ine naieign ana sumeryiiie flank
. Road Company ; read a second time.', ; -v " t
Mr. Rayner introduced a bill to confirm the anion
I of the Seaboard and Roanoke RaU.Rdad Company, and
f he- Roanoke Rail Road Company, and for other pur-
poses ; referred to the committee on Internal Improve
ments v :, ?. X- '.: 'V--. ' '- '
, Mi. Fleming; from the Joint Select committee ony
Cherokee Lands, reported a bill for the relief of pnr- A
chasers of Cherokee lands. o secure debts do to the
State, and to authorize the sale of surrendered lands $ ,
which was read the first time.V . S. .- '7' - V'-;'
The House at 2 jr e'clock adjourned. (
,. ' . ' SENATE.
1 r- Saturday, December 7, 1850. .
The Senate mot according 10 adjounimentv i.ai
.,.The bill to incorporate the Greenville and Raleigh
Ptank Road Company waa taken tip, amended, and
read a second time and passed.
te engrossed resolution in favor of H. T. Dyer,
Sheriff of Wilkes, was read tbe third time and passed
; On motion of Mr. Shepard, the Treasurer wa dj-
reeled to hand over, to the Comptroller the resolution
heretofore passed by the Senate requiring a report of
the white and black poll of the State. -
The bill to incorporate the Asheville and Greenville
Plank Koad Company, and the resolution authorizing
Col. John Hi Wheeler to borrow -book from the
State Library, were read the third time and passed.
The bill amending the act of 1848-'? respecting
selling, giving away, or otherwise disposing of spir
ituous liquors near places of public worship, was put .
upon its second reading. This bill suspends the
operation of said act except on Sundays. .
Mr. Caldwell of B. said he knew tbe origin of this
act of 1848-'9. , It was drawn and passed upon a pe-
titionof the Grand Jury, of McDowell County, to .
redress grievances under which the citizens of that
County labored. Person who went- to cainp-meet-
ings from motives of curiosity, became intoxicated
and created disturbances ; and the act was intended
to prevent that.. . It did not apply to towns, nor to
territory within two miles of. towns ; and he hoped it
would not be repealed. . 4
Mr. Gilmer said the law created an odious dis- '
Unction between persona living in towns and in the
country ; and be thought it ought not to exist. The
moral senBe of the community would correct these
evils better than legislation could do it.
On motion of Mr. Thomas, said bill was laid upon
the table for further consideration.
The bill to incorporate the Charlotte and Taylors
ville Plank Road Company was taken up, amended
and read a second time and passed.
On motion of Mr. Caldwell of B. tbe Senate ad-,
journed until Monday morning II o'clock.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.-
The Speaker laid before the House the report of
the President and Directors of the Merchant's Bank,
at Newberne, which was sent, to the Senate with a.
proposition to print. "
Petitions and Memorials.
Mr. Wilson presented a memorial accompanied by
a resolution for the relief of the Sheriff of Currituck.
County; referred to the committee on claims. .
Mr. Hill, ot Caswell, presented the resignation of
Wm. H.Nunnally, as Justice of the Peace of that
county; Mr. Waugh, the resignation of Daniel Reich
of Forsythe; Mr. Barnes ot Edgecombe, the resig
nation of Larry Dew, and L. D. Farmer ; and Mr.
Sharpe, that of James Sharpe of Buncombe all of
which were accepted.
Mr. Fleming offered a petition praying an altera
tion of the Road from Asheville by way of. Burns
ville, &c.; referred to the cotnmitteo on Propositions;
Bills and Resolutions.
Mr. Averv presented a bill to amend the Con
stitution of North Carolina so as to elect the Judges
of the Superior Court by the people. Also, a bill to
amend the Constitution so as to provide for the elec
tion of Justices of the Peace by the people. Botbi
bills were referred to the Committee on Ameadmenta.
to the Constitution.
Mr. Ruffin, a bill to incorporate the towe, of Madi
son in Rockingham county ; 'referred to tbe- commit
tee on Private Bills.
Mr. Jones, a bill concerning bills of indictment,
which was referred to the Committe on Jndiciary.
On motion of Mr. Steele, the committee on Finance)
were discharged from the further consideration of the
report of the President and Directors of the Literary
Board, and a message was sent to the Senate, pro
posing to raise a Joint select committee of five on
the part of the House, and three on the part of the
Senate, to take the report under consideration.
Mr. Dargan presented a resolution, referring th
telegraphic despatch in the Register, that the Leg
islature of Vermont had passed resolutions announc
ing the determination of that State not to execute the
Fugitive Slave law, to the joint select committee on
Negro Slavery ; which was adopted.
' On motion of Mr. Er win, the committee on the Ju
diciary were instructed to inquire into the expedi
ency -of limiting the time to six years, that any one
person can hold the office of Sheriff,
Mr. Tripp offered a resolution instructing the com
mittee on the Judiciary to consider the expediency
of holding all elections hereafter on the first Thurs
day of November, and fixing the fourth Monday of
December as the time for the meeting of the Legis
lature; which was not agreed to.
Mr. Caldwell, of Rowan, a bill concerning insol
vent debtors ; which was refered to the Committee
on the Judiciary.
Mr. Rayner, a bill to prevent the fraudulent con
veyance of property and other purposes ; referred to
to the committee on the Judiciary, and ordered to be
Mr. Cherry, a resolution requesting our Senator
aud members in Congress to use their influence to
Open a channel between Albeimarle Sound and the
Atlantic Ocean;, referred to committee on Internal
A message was received from the Senate agreeing
to the proposition of the House to compare, the vote
for Governor on Monday next, and announcing D.
W. Courts as the Committee on the part of the Sen
ate to superintend the same. Messrs. Steele and
Thornton were appointed House branch of said com
On motion of Mr. Rayner, the committee on Pri
vate Bills was discharged from the further considera
tion of the bill regulating the fishing with seines in
North River in the counties of Camden and Curri
tuck. Mr. Stubbs, a bill to incorporate Ocean Wave Di
vision, No. 60, S. of T., Washington; referred ta
ttle Committee on Private Bills. -
Mr. Rayner moved that the bill introduced by him
to-day, the bill introduced by him yesterday, con
cerning the Union of the Seaboard and Roanoke .
Railroad, and the Roanoke Railroad Companies, and
the memorial presented by Mr. Lcve concerning
the removal of the Cherokee Indians, be printed ;
which was agreed to. On motion of Mr. Avery, the .
bills introduced by him to amend the constitution
were also ordered to be printed. ; ,
The Speaker announced Messrs. Jones, Barnes of
Northampton, and Swanner as the committee to in
quire into the duties of Superintendent of Public
Buildings. - ... ' , . ,. ;
Mr. Sanders, of Johnston, asked to be excused
from serving on the committe on Private Bills. Ex
cused. - The Speaker appointed Mr. Leach, of John
ston, to fill the vacancy on that committee.
Mr. Martin introduced a bill to increase the powers
of the commissioners of the town of Franklinton ; re- .
ferred to the committee on the Judiciary.
Reports or Committees. - v
, Mr. Eaton from the committee on the Judiciary, '
asked that the committee be discharged from, the fur
ther consideration of a resolution instructing them to
inquire into the expediency of amending the law, sq
that Judges of the Superior Courts shall not receive
their certificates until all the cases on the docket
have been disposed of. Report concurred in.
Also,' against the resolution instrucing them to in- "
quire into the expediency of extending the jurisdic
tion of Justices of the Peace. . Report concurred in.'
, -Also, against the passage of the bill limiting: the
right of prosecution for assualts and batteries to
the persons on whom the assaults and batteries are
Mr. Avery gave notice that if this bill passed it -second
reading, he should move to amend the title
so as to read a bill to enable the good people of
North Carolina to fight in peace." .
Mr. Erwin and Mr. Fleming advocated the bill at
some length. Messis. Eaton, Avery; Dargan,-and"
Stevenson, opposed the bill, and defended th legal
profession, to which Mr. Fleming had made allus
ion. A motion to lay the bill on the table did no
prevail. . . . . . . ,. ; ;
Mr. Hill, of Caswell, moved the indefinite Dost
ponement of the bill, which was agreed to vea .
84, nay 17 v Vv';
Mr. iaton, from the same committee, reported in
favor f the passage of the bill giving one coramis-
sioner power to.' take deposition's; 1 Mr.: Eatoq'exrl
1. - 1 . . I - - . ' L-.it -:J I
plained the advantages to be gained by the bill, and
II paSSOO 11 aecvuu leauing. -j , , . -
Also in favor of the bill, repealing the bill of 1848
49, directing that all suit brought by er against the
Literary Board, shall be brought in. tbe '-Superior
Court of W eke county, with an amendment, 1 he
mehdfuent was adopted, and bill passsed it second
reading. . '..?
The amendment provide that all suits for mon
eys, shall still be brought in the Superior Court of
Wake ; tut all suits - concerning - lands. Shall ae
brought in the Counties in which the lands lie.
. Mr. Jones, from the committee on Propositions
and Grievances, reported against th passage of tbe
bill concerning mills. V ' '. . -;
Mr. Drake advocated the bill at some length. The
bill was rejected. ; jr
' ;Mr., Jones, from the same committee, a report in
favor of the resolution for the relief of the Clerk of
the County Court of Caldwell.' Resolution read, a
Also, reported back the resolutions in favor of the
Sheriffs of Johnston; and' Union counties, and asked
that they be laid on the table. , Agreed to. '
. Also, in favor of the passage of the bill giving a
name to tn county seat of stokes. ' Hill read a
, Also, reported back the memorials against the in
corporation of sons of Temperance Societies, and
moved their reference to the Committee on Private
Bills ; which was agreed to. '
. air. oteeie, irom the committee on .Education, re
ported in favor of the passage of the bill to appoint
a general Superintendant of Public Schools. On
his motion it was laid on the ' table, ' and made the
special order for Thursday next.
Mr. McCleese, from the committee on Private
Bills, reported the bill to incorporate Rockingham
Division, bons of temperance. No. 32, and recom-
meded its passage. Mr. ' Eaton offered an ' amend
ment; which was adopted, and the bill passed its se
cond reading. . '
Mr. Webb moved to take up the bill compelling the
sheriff of Polk county to pay over certain school mon
ey to the Etheritf of fCutherford, which was azreed to
The bill .was taken up and passed its third reading.
Un motion of Mr. Caldwell, of Guilford,, the bill
to divide Sorry county was taken up, and put on its
nnal passage, the bill passed its third reading,
yeas 69, nays 20.
. The House tben adjourned. ,
'senate: : , J
- .' - Mondat, December 9, 1850.
The Senate met according to adjournment.
Messrs.. Caldwell of M., and Barnard were an
nounced as the - Senate's branch of the committee on
enrolled bills the present week,
The House of Commons was informed that the
Senate had passed the following engrossed bills : A
bill to amend the 7th section of 5th chapter of Revis
ed statutes, in relation to apprentices a bill to amend
an act passed in 1830-'31, entitled an act. to establish
the town of Gatesville a bill to incorporate Fulton
Lodge of Ancient York Masons in the town of Salis
bury bill authorizing the Seaboard and Roanoke
Rail Road Company to issue bonds and a bill to in
corporate Murfreesborough Joint 'Stock Building
Mr. Washington presented the memorial of sundry
citizens of Craven. Jones, and other' Counties, pray
ing tor a charter for a Kail Koad to extent from the
terminus of the Central Rail Road to the town of
Newbern. Referred to the
committee on .Internal
Improvements, and ordered to be printed.
Mr. Cameron presented the memorial of the mer
chants of Fayetteville, relative to the navigation of
the Cape f ear River, which, on his motion, was re
ferred to the committee on the Judiciary.
On presenting tbe memorial, Mr. Cameron said.
that he had been requested to present it to the Sen
ate. It was from certain merchants, boatowners and
others, ressidmg in the town of Fayetteville. . As i
affected important interests and involved question
ot Law, he moved its reference to tbe committee on
the Judiciary, and that it be printed. . : -
Mr. Joyner, from the committee on so mueh of the
Governor's Message as relates to Nag's Head, made
a Keport on the subject, and recommended tbe adop
tion pf the following Resolutions :
Resolved by the General Assembly of the Slate of North
Carolina, That the re-opening of the Inlet at or near
Nag's Head, between the ocean and Albemarle Sound,
is a. work of deep importance tp a very large and
wealthy portion of this State, and of vast advantage
to the general commerce and navigation of the whole
Resolved, That this work is peculiarly within the
powers and duty of the' General Government; and
I", 1 . y . .-.?.- .
congress win iau in one 01 its great a u lies to tne
State of North Carolina -and to the commerce aiukjj
navigation oi ine country, 11 uie necessary appropri
ation of money for the construction of this great
work is not promptly made, and the work prosecuted
to completion with all reasonable dispatch.
Resolved further. That it is a matter of jest com
plaint, on the part of tbe people of North Carolina,
that this work has been so unreasonably delayed;
and its further delay will be considered a palpable
wrong and injustice to tbe btate, as one of the mem
bers of the Confederacy, possessing equal rights and
bound to equal duties with her sister States which
cannot fail to produce great discontent and dissatis
faction. . . -
Resolved. That our Senators and Representatives in
Congress be .requested to use "their best exertions to
effect the object contemplated by the foresroinsr Reso -
On motion of Mr. Rogers, the above Resolutions,
with the Report, were ordered to be printed.
Mr. Bynum, from the select committee appointed
for that purpose, reported a bill providing for a Geo
logical and Agricultural Survey of the State, . Read
the first time and passed. "
Mr. W oodfin, from the Judiciary Committee, re
ported several bills and recommended their passage.
Said bills were laid upon the table. They will be
noticed as they come up in order. ...
ine hour ot twelve having arrived, the members
of the Senate, headed by their Speaker, proceeded
to the Commons Hall, to unite with that body in
counting the votes for Governor; and this business
having been performed, they returned to their. Cham
ber. See Commons proceedings of to-day on this
subject. 3 . .: ! .- -' .. - ,
Mr. Ihomas, from tbe committee on Internal Im
provements, reported the bill to enlarge tbe Dowers of
ine commissioners oi me town oi w llmington, and
recommended its passage. Aaid on tbe table. . -
On motion of Mr. Thomas, ' -
Resolved, That the committee on Propositions and
Grievances be instructed to inquire into the expedi
ency of creating a new County by the name of Jack
son, out of portions ot Macon and Haywood counties.
-Mr. Thomas introduced a Resolution in favor 'of
Tason Sherrell. Read the first time.
Mr. Washington, a Resolution concerning the
map of the survey of the Western Tornnike. Rnt
and adopted. .. , .'.
On motion of Mr. Lillino-ton. the Senata Hi mim
ed until to-morrow morning 11 o'clock.
HOUSE OF COMMONS."
The Speaker announced Messrs.. Winston, Dur
ham, Sherrill, and Drake, as composing the House
branch of committee on enrolled bills for the week.
Petitions and Memorials. - '
Mr. Barnes of Northampton, presented a memorial
from 300 citizens of that county, praying the eman
cipation of James Langford, a. negro slave, and his
family ; referred to the committee on Propositions and
- Bills and Resolutions.'
Mr. Leach, of David sori, offered the following pre
amble and resolution, and moved tbeir reference to
the joint select committee on the subject of slavery
Wereot, The respresentatives of the people of North
Carolina, now in Legislature assembled, utterly
mistrusting the patriotism ot extreme ultra men, and
ambitious politicians, both North and Sooth ; and de
termined as they have right to prepare the State for
that revolution and resistance into which their con
trivances may drive us ; and wheieas, it would be
an idle and ridiculous bravado, to assert the right of
secession, or a determination to dissolve the Onion,
without indicating by proper and needful prepar
ation a distinct and certain purpose to carry it out, on
the happening of some distinct and certain contingen
a 1 and whereas, such withdrawal from or resistance
to the Union, may, and probably will be succeeded by
a civil war, the issue or end whereof no tme can fore
see ; and in the progress of which ( each Stat may
have to rely for protection, against all the rest of
the world, chiefly en iu own means and prowess ; and
whereas, it would be unwise and impolitic im th
extreme- a cruel and treasonable misconduct. in the
representatives to hasten the event which wnu
j.."- . jl. , , . WUUIQ
dune this war,: Without informing the people, an.! 1,
,mf,..s ..iir ,r uie approaching danger. ail,i
making efforts1 to raise the means of defence. 2.
menaumte with the danger, and nronortinnoi T
the spirit and . determination of the Renresen.,.;. h
now, as aforesaid," in Legislature assembled :
wherbas, the State has now no surplus revenue
arms or mam
.ions of war, no army or navy, with -
extended frontier, and
sea-coast almost entirely Un
J j , nil.
protected : Therefore
Hfaoftwtf, "Tbaf the committee on
be instructed to inquire and report as to the expedj!
min,j w yumiig an act, eo increasing tne taxes on
land and polls a to raise a fund sufficient to nki
the State to defend her rights, to meet any exioencr
oremergeney that may happen, and to maintain an.
position she may have to assume through her Renr
sentatives. , r
Mr. Dargan moved the indefinite noBtnnnn.
of -the resolution.
A running debate followed between Messrs. a
Jones, Dargan, and Leach of Davidson, after .
on motion of Mr Avery, the resolution was laid on
the table yeas 82. navs 20. -
The hour of 12 having arrived, the
into-the House ef Commons, and . in joint meetim,
the returns of the votes for Governor at the electio"'
in August last wero opened, and the votes of the se"
eral counties enumerated. It appeared that Davi.i .-
Reid, Esq., had received 45,080 votes, and Charted
Manly, Eso., 42,337. David S. Reid, having received
a majority of tbe votes cast, wa declared, by Mr
Speaker Edwards, duly elected Govornor of North
Carolina for two years from the first day of Januarr
next. Tbe Senate then retired to their own chamber
Mr. Ruffin, from the committee to amend the Con!
sdtution, reported against the passage of the bill to
amend the Constitution so as to elect Judges of the
Supreme and Superior Courts by the people. The
uui was jam on uie taoie. ,
Mr; Stevenson gave notice that he should at some v
eany aay asa leave to present a minority report from
said committee. ' ;
Mr. McLean from the same committee, reported
back the bill'to amend the Constitution so as topt0.
Vide for the election of Justices of the Peace by the
people, and recommended its rejection.
Mr. Walton offered an amendment relating to the
basis of representation. The bill and auiendineat
was laid on the table.
Mr. Barnes introduced a bill to amend the act of
1846-'47 making real estate assets ; referred to the
committee on the Judiciary.' " r
The bill provides that if executors or administra.
tors fail or neglect to fill a petition within two yean
from the date of their appointment, to sell land, nrio
much land of the deceased person as shall be suffi
cient to discharge all debts against the estate, credi
tors may have the same remedy by id fa, against the
heirs as previous to the passage of the act ofI846-'47.1
The House, on motion of Mr. Steele, adjourned.
- Teetluff in Rockiugham County.
A meeting of all persons, friends to eur National
Union, was held in the Court House, in Went worth,
on Tuesday the 27ih day of November 1850, and oa
motion Jno. L. Lesueur, Esq. was called to the chair,
and Col.' E. W. ' Hancock was requested to act u
The meeting being organized, on motion of Rawly
Galloway, Esq., a committee of four was appointed
by the chair to draft and report resolutions express
of the views of the meeting upon the subject which
had called them together. The said committee con
sisted, of Rawly Galloway, W. P. Watt, Joseph
Holderby and W. F. Carter, Esqrs., who after retir
ing for a short time, returned and reported the follow
ing resolutions, which were adopted with unanimit;
and enthusiasm, viz :
1. Resolved, That we cherish an abiding and ardent
attachment to the U nion of these States, established
by the patriotism and wisdom of our forefathers, and
commended to us in terms of deep and affecting earn
estness, as the sheet anchor of our safety and palkd
turn of our Liberties, by the immortal Father of
his Country." -
2. Resolved, That we have recently observed, with
painful solicitude, the efforts ot fanatics in the North,
and ultrai8ts in the South, to get op sectional divis
ions amongst us to alienate the people of one part
of our country from those of the other and. bv de
stroying mutual confidence and fraternal barmonj,
tn Kri nfr nnnn na thai ffiMfMt n.ii.n.1 AnLmiiiu
n .. . . .... .ww. v. I1UIIUIIU I uaidUIIUCD,
a dissolution of the. Union. But we bail with the
highest degree of satisfaction tbe efforts of the dis
tinguished statesmen and patriots of both Dolitical
parties in Congress, who have done so much by the ;
passage of the " measures of adjustment", to re-
store peace and harmony to our councils, and to ce
ment the bonds of our glorious Union. . -.. I
Resolved, That our thanks are esneciallv clue.
and are hereby tendered to the illustrious statesmen
who shine as a brilliant galaxy in our political fi rma
nent, to-wit : Cass, Clay, Dickinson, Webster, Foote
and Douglas, for the very able and efficient service!
rendered by them to our common country, amtd the
appalling perils of.the recent crisis through which
we have, as we fondly trust, just safely passed. f
4. Resolved, That any attempt on the part of the
Northern people to repeal the law commonly known i
as the "fugitive slave law."" will be recrarded bv ui
as a demonstration of implacable hostility to the
southern institution of domestic slavery; and as patri
ots and Southerners, we solemnly pledge ourselvee
to adhere most steadfastly to the Union, the fugitive
slave law, and all the other measures of adjustment,
Liy1 our our fortunes and our sacred honor.
Resolved. That we are htTnv in the onnormnitr
afforded by the presence of the Hon. SienhenA.
Douglas amongst us to render to him, in proper per
son, the homage of our grateful acknowledgments for
his patriotic devotion to the cause of the Constitu
tion and the Union, exhibited not only in the Senate
Chamber et Washington, but still more strikingly if
possible, at home in his own city of Chicago, where
he fearlessly -stood forth in his true character aa
expounder of the Constitution and defender of !'
laws of Ins country.- . ;
Before the sense of the meeting- was taken upon
the foregoing resolutions, the HonfStephen A. Donf
las having been specially waited upon, and earnestlj
invited to do so, made his appearance in the meeting
and pronounced a speech of about an hour's duration?
in favor of the Union It would he nn art of otoss in
justice to the distinguished Senator from Illinois, i
attempt a report of his admirable speech delivered i
this occasion. It may, however, be properly statedi j
that he was both able and eloquent-table in the ex- j
position, and vindication of the measures of "adjust-
ment" recently passed by Congress and eloquent
in the glowing tribute he rendered to the magic po"r k
and influence of that Union, under the auspice ff
which, in less than a century, we, as a nation, hare y
attained the position of one of the first powers of the '
world, and have sent our banner of the free ani
brave " into every country, and upon "every ocetui t
which can be subjected te the dominion of commer-
cial enterprise. In language of commanding ford f
and in a fervid strain of patriotic enthusiasm, he is-1
voked the frowning indignation" of all present.!
upon the traitor knaves," North and South, w I
desire a dissolution of our Union, and are engage
in wicked machinations to accomplish it. And pro
legging himself to be an ardent Democrat, he M"'
theiess rendered to hiscolaborers in the Senate CiJ
Webster, Mangum, and others their just meed
compliment and praise ; and declared that what"
conflicts might hereafter occur between hitiifeeH'e
either of them, he should ever remember that they,
and eachof thain, were friendly to the cause of
Union in the hour of its recent danger, and labored
faithfully for iu preservation.- He closed amid a bun1
of raptnrous applause.
. Nathaniel J. Palmer, Esq. of Caswell, also1
dressed the meeting in a few appropriate remark
in which he expressed his entire concurrence is
views and sentiments of Judge Douglas.
A call was then msde for that distinguished pat"!
and sterling friend of the Union John Kerr, ft";"
Caswell, who was present, and declined speaki"?
for the reason, as he assigned, that he was unable,''
therefore unwilling 'to add anything to the eloquee
and patriotic remarks of th gentlemen who bad pf
ceded him. " ,
The meeting wss a very large one, and the utrno
degree of enthusiasm was exhibited in their sitae"'
ment to the Union. j
On motion, it .was ordered that the proceeding .
the meeting be published in the' Raleigh Stano "
the Register, and Greensborough Patriot; and l"e
the meeting adjourned. "
JOHN L. LESUEUR,
E. W. Hancock, Sec'jf -.: :
" " 1 3i
Jenny Lind, Uie divine songstress, bas arrives
Washington, Ciiy. ? . X. - ; f 5