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LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS., I
Fsjdat, December 20, 1650.
The Senate met according to adjournment.
Kkpobts wuom Committees.
Mr. Bower, from the committee on Finance, lo
which was referred a memorial from sundry citizens
-of Mecklenburg county, relative to taxation of certain
article manufactured iirotherStaies.Jreporled the same
10 -the Senate, and asked to. .be discharged from its
Mr. Washington, from Select committee upon a
Resolution regarding the Deaf and Dumb Asylum,
made a report wbicb was ordered to be printed, with
tbe accompanying documents.
9fr. Wood fin, from the Judiciary committee, on the
subject ol emigration of Free Negroes, mad a re
port thereon, and asked to be discharged from a further'
consideration of the subject. A!o, on the Revenue
Law, reported that the sabjeet did not require further
legislation, and asked to be discharged. Also, on the
subject -of claims against the estate of deceased debt
ors, that (he same did not require further legislation,
-arid asked to be discharged. Also, on a resolution in
relation to paying talis jurors ; reported unfavorably
oed aslred to be discharged. Also, on resohuion in
relation to Attorney General and Solicitor General;
reporteU .unfavorably and asked to be discharged. Al
so, on the memorial in behalf of insolvent debtors ;
reportedao'versely- thereon and asked to be discharged.
Dills. Rcsolctioks, ice.
Mr. -Haughton offered a resolution that the Com
missioners of the Raleigh and Gaston Rail Koad be
instructed lo examine ihe claims of Messrs. Rencher
and Manly, administrators of Tboma Thompson,
dee'd. for certain fugitive slaves, which they allege
tbe said Road improperly aided in escaping. Refer
red to the committee on tbe judiciary.
Mr. Cameron, a bill to provide for the registration j
of birlhs. marriages and drains, in the Slate. Read 1
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first time, passed and referred.
Mr. Woolen, a bill granting original and exclusive
jurisdiction of all eaves where the intervention of a
.jury may be nercssary, to Superior Courts of Colum
bus County. Read first lime, passed, and referred.
On motion of Mr. Arendel, Resolved, that the
committee, on Education be instructed lo enquire into
the expediency of draining the prairie lands in the
' County of Carteret, known a the open ground, and
report by bill or otherwise.
On motion of Mr. Hynum, the bill to provide for
the Geological and Agricultural survey of the State
was liken up. and read a second time and passed.
Tbe Senate then proceeded to consiJer.Mr. Wood
fin's Resolutions in relation to the extension of the
North Carolia Rail Koad, when Mr. Gilmer rose and
addressed tlic Senate at length.
On motion of Mr. Nixon, the hill relative to the
Wilmington and Manchester Rail Road Company,
was taken op and inad the special order of the day
for to-morrow 10 o'clock. Senate adjourned.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
The Speaker laid before the House the report o.
the President and Directors of the North Carolina
R-iilroad, which was sent to the Senate with a pro
losition to print.
Also, a message from the Senate proposing to rajs'
a joint select committee on Education to consist o
the mrwiber ( the committees on EJucalion in each
Mouse, which shall examine the whole Common
School system, and report what amendments they
may think necessary. The proposition of the Senate
was agreed to.
Also, a message announcing that the Senate had
passed the bill to incorporate the Fayetteville and
Centre Plank Road Compaany, with an amendment
to limit the existence of the charter to fifty years, and
asking the concurrence of the (louse in the same.
The amendment was concurred in.
On motion of Mr. Barnes of Northampton, the hi!!
to facilitate the collection cf rents was taken up, and
ordered to be printed.
Hili.8 asd Resolutions.
Mr. Poole offered a bill to provide for the keeping
a record of marriages in this State; referred to tin
committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. Davidson offered resolutions authorizing tin
Adjutant General of this Stale lo procure from the
Department at Washington City, and of this Stale,
certiUeii copies of llie uijs!:-r rolls of ail trie troops
who were in the si-rvice of -the United Stales in the
war of the Revolution, in the war of 1812. the In
dian wars, and the late war with Mexico; that ho
enrol the same ehronoln-ricallv bv companies and re-
fconenu in well hound books, with a full index of
e.K-h company and regiment.
Mr. McMillan a bill to open and improte the road
from the Virginia line via Gap Civil, and by the
Douglas Gap in the Blue Ridge to intersect the "Slate
road near Jnd-vi!le, in Surry county; which was
referred to the crmnit:ee on Internal Improvements.
Mr. Kellr a bill to extend the limits of the town
of Kenanr ..lie, in the county of Duplin; referred to
the committee on Private Bills.
Mr. Avery two resolutions in favor of the Sheriff
of Burke county, authorizing the Treasurer to pay
him certain money, and giving the Sheriff permission
to collect the taxes of 1346; the first was referred to
the co:rmiitee on Claims, and the second lo the com
mittee on Propositions and Grievances.
On motion of .Mr. Swanner, the committee on the
Judiciary were instructed to inquire into the expedi
ency of amending the law so that Clerks of the Con n
ry Courts shall keep a record of marriages.
Mr. McDowell a bill concerning the return of civil
process before Magistrates, in the county of Bladen ;
referred to tlie committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. Bogle a bill to lay off a public road from the
town of Taylorsville in the county of Alexander to
Aquilla Pay us, in Caldwell count", and for the pur
pose of improving ihe same ; referred lo the commit
tee on Internal Improvements.
Mr. Rayuera bill concerning the Raleigh and Gas
ton Rail Road, which was referred to the select
committee appointed to consider that subject.
Mr. Leach, of Davidson, presented a report from
the Adjutant Gener.il of the State, transmitting a com
Memcaiion from the keeper of Public Arms In Fuy
etbrille, asking an appropriation for the improvement
of the arsenal at that place, which was referred to
the committee on Military Affairs.
On motion of Mr. Caldwell of Guilford, the com
mittee on Education were instructed to inquire into
the expediency of so amending the school law as
to authorize the Ultrary Hoard lo withhold Ihe mon
eys due to each county of this State, until there has
been laid before them satisfactory evidence that the
county has laid and collected, ,t Ut M much ta
from its citizens for the support of Common Schools
in said county as it is entitled lo receive from said
Reports from Committees.
Mr. Rayner, fro.-n the committee on Internal Im
provements, reported a substitute to appropriate one
of the committee rooms in the capiiol for ihe preser
vation of the surveys of works of Internal Improve
ments, and the engineering apparatus belonging to
the State. . "
The substitute was adopted, the resolution read a
second i lime, and, the rales being suspended, rad a
third lime immediately.
Mr. Rayner, from the same committee, asked lo be
discharged from the further rnnA.t; r
ml concerning a road from Harvey Ellis' to Lewis
Fork meeting house ; laid on Ihe lable. '
r.s1rr f ,Jf the bill to incorpo
rate the Salisbury and Taylorsville Plank Rosd Com
pany, with two amendments, which were adopted.
The bill was read a second lime. P
Mr. Steele, from the committee oa Education, re
ported against the passage of the bill to appoint Sn
perinlendenta of Common Schools, one from each
Congressional District, which, on Motion, wa.Tala
on the table.
Also, against tbe bill fo, ,he better application of
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to be applied to the education of those who needed
ii me poor ennaren ot ine oiate. If this hill was
passed, it would at once do sway with all sectional
feeling concerning the School fund.
On motion, the bill was laid on the table.
Mr. Steele, made a farther report from the same
committee, asking to be discharged from the consid
eration or the bill to amend the school law, which on
motion of Mr. Webb, was laid on the table.
Mr. Jones, from the committee on Propositions and
Grievances, reported against the passage of the bill to
erect the county of Wilson, an I against the bill con
senting Penitentiaries, which were laid on the table.
Also, from the same committee, in favor of the pas
sage of the bill lo repeal the act of 1848-'9 amending
the act incorporating the Hickorynut tornpike Com
pany, which passed it second reading.
Also, asked to discharge tbe same committee from
tbe further consideration of a memorial relating to a
read from Ash vt lie running by way of Burnsviile.
Laid on tbe table. . j"
Mr. Person, of Moore, frora tbe committee on Fi
nance, asked that the committee be discharged from
tbe farther consideration of the memorial from certain
Mechanics of Gailfbrd County. -Memorial laid on
Also, reported against the passage of tbe bill to
amend tbe act of 1846-'7, relating to the listing of
A tanning debate ensued opon the bill, in which
Messrs. Person of Moore, Barnes of Northampton,
Hill of Brunswick. Blow, Slubbs, Maaltsby and oth
ers participated. Finally the bill was indefinitely
Ukfixished Bcsisess. '
-Tbe unfinished business of yesterday was then ta
ken op, being the bill to amend the Constitution, ami
the amendments of Mr. Raynerand Mr. F osier thereto.
Mr. Rayner took the floor and continued bis remark
from yesterdav, in support of his bill, against catling
an open Convention, and against amending the Con
stitution by legislative enactment.
Mr. Fleming commenced to reply, but gave way to
a motion lo take a recess u mi 1 3 o clock.
The Hons- assembled at 3 o'clock according to
adjournment. Mr. Fleming resumed ins remarks
against the bill of Mr. Rayner, and in favor of an un
limited Convention. After he had concluded
Mr. Erwin took the floor, and spoke a short lime,
when he gave way to a motion to adjourn, and the
! Satcrdat. December 31, 1850.
! The Senate met according to adjournment.
I Reports from Committees.
j Mr. Joyner, from the select committee to whom the
i resolution in relation thereto was referred, reported a
i bill to incorporate the Raleigh and Gaston Rail Koad
I Company. Read, and on motion of Mr. Canady or
! dered to be printed. '
I 4Mr. Cameron from the committee on Corporations,
jto whom was referred the bill to provide for the in-
corporation of companies to construct plank roads and
! turnpike roads, reported the same with certain air.end
i incuts and recommended its passage. Laid ou tbe
i BlLf, ReSCXCTIOSS, &c.
Mr. Caldwell of M., presented the memorial 01
sundry citizens of Mecklenburg County, praying the
establishment of a Medical Board. Referred to the
Joint select committee on the subject.
Mr. Cameron presented the Report of the Commis
sioners of the Insane Hospital of North Carolina. Re
ferred lo a select committee and ordered lobe printed.
Mr. Bower presented ihe memorial of sundry citi
zens of Ashe County, relating to the construction of
a public roid from Wilkesborough to the Virginia
line. Referred to the committee on Internal Improve
ments. Mr. Bond, a bill to incorporate the Bertie Manu
facturing Com nan v. Referred to Ihe committee on
i . j
Mr. Canady, bill to incorporate me uxtoru remaie
College. Referred to same committee.
Mr. Speight, a bill to incorporate Kinston Acade
my. Referred to same committee.
The hour of eleven having arrived, the special or
der was taken up, being the bill to aid the Wilming
ton and Manchester Road. Tbe said bill was read
the second time and rrjecled, by the following vote,
Mr. Sherod demanding the yeas and nays :
Those who voted in the affirmative are,
Messrs. Barringer, Bond, Davidson, Gilmer, Grist,
H.mghton, Herring, Joyner, Kelly, Lane, Lillington,
McMillan, Mally, Nixon, Pender, Richardson,
Sessnnis, Shepard, Thoims, Washington, Watson,
Woodfjn, and Woolen 23.
1 Tnose who voted in the negative are,
Messrs. Arendell. Barnard, Barrow, Berry, Bower
Bunting, By num. T. R. Caldwelr.G. W. Caldwell,
Cameron, Canady, Clark, Collins, Courts, Drake,
J Ehorn, Ha.-grave, Hester, Hoke, Jones, Rogers, Sher-
od, Speight, Thompson, Willey and Williamson 26.
j Received a message from the Commons, transmil
! tin? the Report of the Directors of the North Caroli
na Rail Road, with a proposition to print the same.
Concurred in. Also, a message transmitting the
Report of the keepei of public arms at the arsenal at
Fayettevillc, proposing lo refer the same lo the com
mute on Military Affairs. Concurred in. Also, a
message agreeing to the amendments of the Senate to
the engrossed bill to Iny of! and establish a new
County by the name cf Yadkin. Also, a message
concurring in the amendment of the Senate lo the bill
to incorporate ihe Fayettevillc and Centre plank road
company. Also, a message agreeing to the proposi
tion of Ihe Senate to raise a joint select co.iim iu.-e lo
! consist of the members of the committees on Educa
f tion of the Senate and Commons, to whom ai! hills,
! resolutions, and communications on ihe subject pf
! Common Schools shall be refetred, with certain in
structions relating thereto.
Mr. Arendell moved to reconsider the vote by which
was just rejected the bill concerning the Wilmington
and Manchester Rail Road. On motion of Mr. Lil
lington, the motion to reconsider was laid on the ta
ble. Subsequently Mr. Thomas moved to take up
said motion, which was agreed to. The Senate then
agreed 10 reconsider, yeas 29, nays 20.
Mr. Caldwell of iL, moved an adjournment, which
was not carried.
The question now recurring on the passage of the
bill the second time, it was again rejected, by yeas 22,
nays 27, as follows, Mr. Collins demanding the yeas
and nays :
Those who voted in the affirmative are,
Messrs. Arendell, Barringer, Bond, Davidson, Gil
mer, Grist, Haughton, Herring, Joyner, Kelly, Lane,
McMillan, Malloy, Nixon, Richardson, Rayner,
Shcpiird, Thomas, Washington, Watson, Woodlin,
anil Woolen 22.
Those who voted in the negative are,
Messrs. Barnard, Barrow, Berry, Bower, Bunting,
T. R. Caldwell, G. W. Caldwell, Cameron, Canady,
Clark, Collins, Courts, Drake, Eborn, llargrave,
Hester, Hoke, Jones, Lillington, Pender, Rogers,
Sessoms, Sherod, Speight, Thompson, Willey, and
On motion, the Senate adjourned.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
Petitions and Memorials.
Mr. Siler presented a memorial from several citi
zens asking relief for John Young, a citizen of Ma
con county, and a purchaser of Cherokee lands,
which was referred to the committee on Cherokee
Mr. Gordon, four memorials from citizens of Wilkes,
complaining of a division of the 75th Regiment of
North Carolina Militia, and asking legislation to cause
a reunion of said regiment, which were referred to
the committee onMililary Affairs.
Mr. RulTin, a memorial from certain farmers in
Rockingham county living on the Dan river, asking
that that river be declared a lawful fence from Ihe town
of Madison to the Stokes county line; referred to the
committee on Proposition and Grievances.
Mt. Wilson, the petition of Priscilla Jordan ask
ing for a pension ; referred to the committee on '
Bills and Resolutions.
On motion of Mr. Steele, the committee on the Ju-.
diciary were instructed to inquire into the expedien
cy of reporting a bill, making it obligatory upon all .
Banks in this State to redeem their notes, wherever
they may be presented without reference to the par
ticular place at which (hey may be made payable.
Mr. Saunders, of Wake, gave notice that he should '
offer the following as a new role for the House : .
It shall be in the power of the House, on motion
by the vote of a majority, to terminate all debate on
any question which may be pending, and to fix the
hour when tbe vote shall be taken on the main ques
tion, and on any amendment which may be proposed
and no further debate shall be in order unless it be
for explanation on an amendment, which shall not
exceed fivo mututee."
On motion of Mr. Scott, the committee on the Ju
diciary were instructed to inquire into the propriety
of a general revisal and consolidation cf the laws of
the State, l
Mr. Barnes of Northampton, introduced a bill to
amend the law of 1841-'2 to protect the interest of
lessors, which was referred to the committee on the
Judiciary. Bill provides that when a lessee of land
agrees to pay a certain portion of tbe crop by way of
rent, that portion shall not be liable to execution for
the debts of the lesse; also, that if a lesseee shall re- .
move his crop fur the purpose of defrauding the les
sor, the latter shall have power to seize, so much of,.,
said crop as may be necessary to pay the rent, wber-.
aver It may be found.
Mr. Cald well f t Gallford, a bill to incorporate tbe
Mutual Insurance Company in the town of Greens
bormxrb ; referred to the committee on the Judiciary.
Oalnolion of Mr. MeCleese, the Judiciary com
mittee were instructed 10 inquire into the expediency
of making tbe act of harboring or concealing ap
prentices, whether white or colored, an indictable of-
Mr. Sharpe, a bill to improve the Administration of
Justice; referred to tbe committee on the Judiciary.
I Bill provides for Ihe election of one Jos ice of the
tace, io each captain's district, from the present
Justices of the Peace, to continue in office three
years, who shall have exclusive jurisdiction over cer
taid civil suits.
Mr. Foster of Wilkes, a bill relating to tbe fees of
Clerks ana Masters of Equity, increasing tbe fees of
the same ; referred to the committee on the Judiciary.
On motion of Mr. Erwin, ibe bill relating to tbe
M,mnil of costs bv " prosecutors was taken up, and
made tbe special order of tbe da j for tbe 2d day of
January, 18a I.
CoHSTITtmOKAI. QCESTIOV. "
The unfinished business of yesterday was then ta
ken up, being the equal suffrage bill reported by tbe
committee on amendments to the Constitution, and
the amendments thereto offered by Mr. Rayner and
M r. Ei win took tbe floor and concluded his remarks
from yesterday, io favor of calling an unlimited Con
vention. He read from Mr. JefJeison and attempted
to show that be was an advocate of the white basis.
Mr. McLean tben look tbe floor. He argued that
the objections urged by Mr. Ray ner against amending
the Constitution by Legislative enactment were also
good objections to his bill. He read from the debates
in the Convention of 1835 tbe remarks of Governor
Swain, to show that the people of the West were
satisfied with the action of that Convention. The
proposition to amend the Constitution by Legislative
action had been inserted in tbe Constitution at the
request of the West, because they feared they would
j not be able at any future time to get another Conven
tion, lie thought tbe OonfcUlulion oogut 10 oe amena
ed so as to do away with the odious distinction that is
now drawn between different classes of voters. This
bill does nol propose lo alter the basis of repiesenta
tion, does not disturb ibis Compromise, and therefore
does not alarm the East.
It he bad to choose between the two bills be should
go fur an unlimited Convention ; but, during the can
vass in bis county, the subject of a Convention had
not been discussed, and he did not believe it was de
sired by his constituents. He alluded to the insinua
tions thrown out by the gentleman Iroih Buncombe
that equal suffrage had been ised to elevate the Dem
ocratic party into power ; he thought gentlemen on
that side of the House had quite euough to do to take
care of themselves. A certain candidate for Gover
nor, he would not say when or where, had tried some
t bobbins too. He concluded by saying that heprefer-
red to have the Constitution amended by Legislative
Mr. Dargan addressed the House. He was in fa
vor of Gov. Manly's plan of submitting tbe question
of change " or ' no change " to the people. He
was understood to say that be was opposed to any
changes himself, but the only way to settle the ques
tion, he thought, was lo consult the people themselves.
Mr. Unffin believed that every man should have ihe
right to vote for Senators as well as Commoners. It
was in accordance with the spirit of the age. and he
believed the voice oi North Carolina bad been fully
ascertained on this point. The proposition of Mr.
Rayner had already been condemned by the people.
Ho read extracts from the resolutions adopted at the
Whig Convention last summer. The issues were
then made up; the Whigs were for a Convention,
while the Democrats had proposed two amendments.
This was Ihe chief issue in the Gubernatorial canvass
last summer, and if any opinion is to be drawn from
an election, be thought the people had already deci
ded the question.
The further consideration of this subject was laid
aside for the present
Mr. Barnes of Edgecombe, Mr. Simmons, Mr.
l'ers in of Northampton, and Mr. Hill of Brunswick,
were, oa motion, allowed leave of absence for several
Mr. Saunders, from the committee on the Judiciary,
reported a substitute for the bill to incorporate ihe
Milton Savings Institution, which substitute was
adopted, laid on the lable, and ordered to be printed.
The House then look a recess to o'clock.
The House assembled at 3J o'clock, according to
adjournment. Mr. Mizell took the floor, and made
an able argument in opposition to the views of Messrs.
Rayner and Foster. His speech will be published
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Mr. Caldwell of Guilford, then took ihe floor, and
addressed the House a short time, when without con
cluding he gave way to a motion to adjourn.
The further consideration of this subject was post
poned to Monday, the 30th day of December.
Mr. Tripp was allowed leave of absence for six days.
The House then adjourned to Monday.
Mo.ndaf, December 23; 1850.
The Senate met according to adjournment.
Messrs. llargrave and Sichardson were announced
as the Senate's branch of the committee on enrolled
bills for the present week.
Bills, Memorials, &c.
Mr. Malloy presented a memorial praying for a
Charier lo construct a Plank Road from Haley's
Ferry to Wbitesville, Columbus. Referred to com
mittee on Internal Improvements.
Mr. Cameron, the memorial of certain citizens and
mechanics of the town of Fayetteville. Referred to
committee on Propositions and Grievances.
Mr. Joyner, a memorial from ihe stockholders of the
Wilmington and Raleigh Railroad Company, pray
ing for an amend nent of their charter. Referred to
committee on Internal Improvements.
Mr. Bynum, the memorial of William Roberts,
praying the emancipation of Waller, a slave. Re
ferred to committee on Propositions and Grievances.
Mr. Thomas, a resolution in favor of Jacob Siler.
Rerd first time and passed.
Mr. Bond introduced a Resolution declaring it ex
pedient that this General Assembly Sitould appoint a
delegation to attend the World's Fair, to be held in
London in May next. Said Resolution was read, or
dered to be printed, and made the special order for
the first of January next.
Mr. Pender, a bill concerning a turnpike road from
Lake Pungo to Plymouth. Referred to committee
on Education and the Literary Fund.
Mr. Joyner, a bill to amend an act entited an act
to amend an act passed in 1833, incorporating the
Wilmington and Raleigh Rail Road Company. Re
ferred to committee on internal Improvements.
Mr. Speight, a bill to amend the act incorporating
the town of Kinston. Referred 10 committee on
Mr. Drake, a bill to amend the act for the better
regulation of the town of Nashville. Read fitst
time and passed.
Mr. Thomas, a bill to amend the act incorporating
the Jonathan's Creek and Tennessee Mountain Torn
pike Company. Referred to committee on Corpora
lions. Also, a bill to incorporate Ihe Tuckasege and
Kiowee Turnpike Company. Referred to committee
on Internal Improvements.
The resignation of Daniel W. Courts, the Senator
frora Rockingham, to take effect on the first day of
January next, was read and accepted. Whereupon
it was ordered that the. Speaker of the Senate issue
a writ of election 10 the - Sheriff of Rockingham
County, to held an election for Senator of said county,
on giving five days notice, to fill said vacancy. -
'I he Senate agreed lo' the House' proposition to set
apart Tuesday afternoon the24tb, for the appointment
of Justices of the Peace. .
The bill to repeal an act abolishing Jury trials in
the Counties of Rutherford, Henderson and C leave
land, and the bill providing for a Geological an 1 Ag
ricultural Survey of the State, were read the third
time, and ordered lo be engrossed.
Mr.' Lillington moved . to. reconsider the vole by
which the bill concerning the Wilmington and Man
chester Rail Road Company was rejected. . On mo
tion of Mr. Joyner, the motion to reconsider was laid
on the table. :. . . ' , ,
The Senate then took up the Resolutions heretofore
introduced by Mr. Woodlin in relation to extending
the North Carolina Rail Road East and West. Mr.
Cameron spoke in opposition to the Resolutions, and
was followed by Mr. Kelly. Mr. Cameron's remarks
will appear hereafter. Mr. Bynum then took the floor,
and spoke at some length in favor of the Resolutions.
On motion of Mr. Gilmer,. the Resolutions and
amendments were referred -to tbe committee on Inter
Oa motiso ot Mr.' Shepard. the Resolutions om
Slavery were taken p and made tbe special order of
Ihe day for Monday next. .
On motion, leave of absence was granted Mr. Her
ring from and after to-morrow 1 mil Monday next ;
and to Messrs. Bond and Grist for two weeks from,
and after to-mm row.
On motion of Mr. Bswer the Senate proceeded to
consider tbe bill to amend an act passed at the ses
sion of I833-"4, en til led an act to establish the Bank
of the State of North Carolina'. Mr. Bower moved
to amend the bill aa follows, which was agreed to.
" Provided, however, in cise any Bank or Banks
shall, under the provisions of this act. deal in, bay,
or sell any sneb stocks or bonds issued by the Slate,
the interest or premium accruing thereupon wnica
shall be received or paid to. or received to be paid to
soeh Bank or Banks, shall be liable to a lax of three
cents on every dollar, wbicb shall be paid and ac
counted for in tbe same manner and under like penal
ties as required under the provisions of an act pas
ec ai me session 01 nwr; hi iikiqik unv
Mr. Woodfin moved the following amendment, to
wit : " Provided, That nothing in this act shall be so
construed as to impose a tax on Ihe interest on any
bond or bonds purchased by any of the Banks by vir
tue of the existing law.'
Before the question was taken, on motion of Mr.
Bynom.'lhe vote agreeing to the amendment of Mr.
Bower, was reconsidered.
Leave of absence was granted . to Mr. Drake from
and after to-morrow until Monday next.
On motion, the Senate adjourned.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
Messrs. Foster of Wilkes, Bogle, Stowe and Flyni,
were announced as the Committee on enrolled bills
for the week. '
A message was received from tbe Senate agreeing
lo the proposition to appoint a joint select committee
on a Medical Board of examiners in the Stale.
Messrs. Blow, Durham and Williams of Mecklen
burg, were appointed House branch of said com
mittee. Mr. Erwin made a personal explanation, disavow
ing an impression prevalent, that in nis reroarKs
on constitutional reform, he bad reflected upon the
Speaker of tbe House on account of the appointment
of the committee on Amendments to the Constitution
He bad a profound respect for the Speaker of the
House, and intended no reflections whatever on him.
On motion, Messrs. Wm. McNeill. Cherry, and
Clanton, were allowed leave of absence for the'
Petitions and Memorials.
Mr. Siler presented a memorial from citizens of
Macon county, praying that jury trials in the Coun
ty Courts of said County may be abolished; refer
red to the committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. Gordon, a memorial frora citizens of Wilkes,
asking a public road to be laid off from a point in
that County to the top of the Blue Ridge ; referred to
the committee on Propositions and Orievances.
Bills and Resolutions.
On motion of Mr. Scott, a message was sent to
the Senate proposing to appoint Justices of the Peace
on Tuesday next at three o'clock.
Mr. Foster of Wilkes, a bill to open and improve
the Slate road from Wilkesborough to the Tennes
see line ; referred to the con n.;ttee on Internal Im
provements. Mr. Wilson introduced the following preamble and
resolution, which were adopted :
Whereas, The watermills of the North-eastern
part of the State are rapidly decreasing in number,
and the streams on which they are located, will in a
few years, be useless for milling purposes ; and
whereas, their places are being supplied by steam
mills, for the regulation of which there is no law now
in force ; Therefore
Be it Resulted, That the committee on the Judicia
ry be instructed 10 inquire into the expediency of pass
ing such a law for their regulation as may seem fair
and proper. ' .
Mr. Poole a bill to incorporate Talula Encampment,
No. 8, I. O. O. F., Elizabeth City, and a bill to in
corporate Pasquotank Division. No. 21, S. of T.,
Elizabeth City, which were referred to the commit
tee on private Bills.
Reports from Committees.
Mr. Saunders, from the Judiciary committee, re
ported a bill concerning the advertisement of lands
to be sold for taxes, providing that they shall be ad
vertised in newspapers published in the county where
the lands lie, or in a paper published in an adjacent
county. The bill passed its first reading.
Mr. Stevenson, from the same committee, reported
in favor of the passage of the bill relating lo the pay
of jurors and witnesses in Craven connty, allowing
j them $1.50 per day for attendance, and 91,50 mileage
! for every thirty miles travelled ; bill passed its second
Mr. Eaton, from the same committee, reported in
favor of ihe passage of the bill to prevent more effec
tually the corruption of the slave population, with
certain amendments. Amendment adopted, and bill
read a secr.nd time.
Also, in favor of the rejection of the bill to extend
the jurisdiction of the .Justices of the Peace in cer
tain cases ; the bill was rejected.
Mr. Brngden from the committee on Claims, re
ported back the resolution instructing the committee
to inquire into the claims of Mark Coleman and oth
ers, and asked to be discharged from its further con
sideration. Report concurred in ; the resolution was
then referred to the committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. Rayner, from the committee on Internal Im
provements, reported the bill to incorporate the Roan
oke Valley Railroad Company with certain amend
ments. Several of the amendments were adopted,
and two or three sections of the bill stricken out.
Mr. Barnes of Northampton, expressed the opin
ion that this bill was calculated to effect more than .
at first view appeared. He judged from the section
that had been stricken out, giving the Company pow
er to connect with any other Railroad in Virginia or
North Carolina, that the intention might be to connect
this road with the Richmond and Danville Railroad,,
and thus to carry North Carolina produce on a Vir
ginia Road to a Virginia City.
Mr. Rayner said he thought it could not be so. Ho
bad examined the map, and he was of the opinion the
produce from Clarkesville must pass over the Ral
eigh and Gaston Railroad to a market.
Mr. Eaton made some explanations concerning the
Mr. Stevenson said he looked on any scheme coin
ing from Virginia with distrust. He feared the ob
ject was to connect this road with the Richmond and
Danville road. We had quite enough of Virginia
schemes.. He alluded to the Raleigh and Gaston ,
Railroad, and gave notiee to the gentleman from Hert
ford, Mr. Rayner. that he should oppose making
any appropriation for that road. The State of North
Carolina had invested two millions of dollars in the
Central Railroad, and it ought to be made to benefit
North Carolina port 3 and North Carolina trade. He .
should oppose any project that should torn the trade
of the State to a city out of the Slate. He was for "
North Carolina, not Virginia projects. He disclaim-
ed in his remarks any intention whatever to hit at ihe '
Mr. Rayner replied in quitn,a furious manner. He
said the gentleman from Craven had travelled out of
his way to announce at this time his intention to op
pose any movement to build up the Raleigh and Gas
ton Rai!rr-ad.' He thought it illiberal on the part of
that gentleman. He alluded to the appropriations of
40.000 for eose, and 825,000 for Tar river, and
said that the Legislature by a vote, might withdraw
those appropriations. He insinuated that the appro
priation for Neuse had secured the vote of the gen
tleman from Craven, two years ago. Suppose this
appropriation for Neuse river withdrawn now, the
gentleman from Craven would go home with his fin
gers in his mouth. He defended the Raleigh Clique,
and intimated that it was malice towards that body,
that actuated the gentleman. He thought one of the
objects to be accomplished by - building the Central
Railroad, was to build up the Raleigh and Gaston
Mr. -Stevenson reiterated his position, and stated
that he was actuated by no malice whatever towards
any portion of the State or the Raleigh clique had
never inquired who composed that cabal, and neither
knew or cared anything about it. He went for North
Carolina projects, and not Virginia projects. He was.
guided by a principle, and not by any external influ
ences. It was. well known two years ago, that he.
intended to vote for the North Carolina Rail Road
whether the appropriation for Neuse river was inser- '
ted or nol. : It was illiberal and unjust for the gentle
man from Hertford to say that he was influenced by
sectional feeling, when he had voted for and sustained -all
the Internal Improvement projects offered in the ',
Mr. Rayner made a brief reply, in which be apol
ined for the warmth be bad manifested, Ly saying
that the RaUigh and Gaston Road was tbe only work
of Internal Improvements in which bis constituents
were even remotely interested. He thought the Stale
ouvht to rebuild that Roadasanalter of speculation.
Mr. Person, of Moore, made some remark on tbe
subject before the House, and also upon tbe Raieigh
and Gaston and North Carolina Rail Roads.
Mr. Caldwell of Guilford, thought the Raleigh and
Gaston Road ought to be rebuilt,' so as to ensure tbe
success of tbe Central Koad. .
On motion of Mr. Steele, the bill waa laid cn the
I fable and ordered to be printed.
The House tben adjorned.
1 , j, r. . Kalsich, Dee. I8U1, 1850.
A number of gentlemen interested in the Industri
al pursuits of tbe people of North Carolina, Having
assembled in the Supreme Court Room of tbe Capitol,
on motion of Col. Henry li. Ciliott, ine noo.
M. Morebead of Guilford, was nnanimoasiy appoinieu
President; and on motion of Mr. Wm. L). Cooke,
I E. J. Hale, of Fayettevile, was appointed secretary.
On taking tbe Chair, Gov. Morehead briefly ad
dressed the meeting on tbe objects for which tbe
meeting was called.
He was followed, at nore lenrtb. by Col. Elliott.
! who indicated some of the particular objects which
it was advisable to take into consideration ; especial
ly the prcpriety of following the example of other
States by holding State Fairs.
Un motion of Col. fcilliolt, it was
Resolved, That a Committee of three be appointed
by tbe Chair, to prepare roles and regulations for tbe
government of this Association, and report to an ad-
Ijoorned meeting of this Convention.
Col. Elliott, V m. li. Cooke and E. J. Hale were
I appointed the commutes.
J he Convention then adjoarned until to-morrow
morning, 9 o'clock. ,
Thorsdat, Dec. 19th, 1850.
The Convention met. Gov. Morehead being ne
cessarily absent, on motion of George McNeill, Esq.,
Col. H. 15. Elliott was called to tbe Chair.
Mr. Cooke, from the committee on Rules, &c., re
ported as folloM-g :
At a meeting of Delegates representing various
industrial interests, held in the Ciiy of Raleigh, on the
18th and 19th December 1850, it was resolved, in
order to promote and encourage all those engaged in
I the various branches of productive industry, and to
; stimulate and reward enterprize, excellence and skill,
to organize a Society' under the following
Holes and Kegu'latioss.
1. This Society shall be known aa "The North
! Carolina Industrial Association.'
2. The officers of the Association shall consist of
a President, five Vice Presidents, a Recording Sec
retary, a Corresponding Seeretary, and I reaserer ;
with the usual duties and powers pertaining to their
! offices respectively
They shall be elected annually
le in office one year, or until
by ballot, and continue in olh ce one year,
their successors are chosen. The Treasurer shall pay
out money only opon the order of the Executive i
3. Any personmay become a member of this Ai
sedation by the payment of one dollar as admission
fee, and one dollar annually thereafter.
4. Tbe next meeting of this Association shall be
held in the City of Raleigh, on the first Wednesday
in October, 1851, and annually thereafter at such
time and place as may be designated at tbe preceding
meeting of the Association. P
shall be held a Fair for the exhibition of articles
production, ingenuity and skill in the Agricultural, iB c."" or.a PJ resung upon me euh
Manufactoring, Mining and Mechanical Departments j er. ,,n m i"" or representative capaeily lopro-
of Industry ; to which exhibition the members of this
. J .
Association shall be admitted tree vf charge. ;
6. An Executive Coimuiure, consisting cf fiv" " ' ' t , u V . . ,s.a'esP-
members, shall be annuallv chosen, whose duty
shall be to prescribeand pubiish rules and regulations
for the government of the annual rairs ; to procure tne
dehrery of an aniiuu! address, and to award such
premiums as the funds of the Association will war-
rant, for the best specimens of productions of iogeno-
ity and skill in the departments of industry mention-
ed in article 5. It shall further be the dutv -f the
Executive Committee, in connection with 'the He -
cording and Corresponding Secretaries, to make out jj urn ween ine wesiern
and publish as soon as may be after each annual e?ern portions of our State relative to the dis
meeling. a Report of the operation of tbe Association ,b" o( ,he.lu.ndVn,e """ending r "'ore,
during the preceding year, including such .natter as
m. on.-v ...-r.,1 r..rora.i.. n.l i,..n..,it t
member one eonv. And the said com i rut tee are aa-
thorized to draw on the Treasurer for such sums of
money as are necessary to defray all expenses incur
red in tbe discharge of its official duties.
On motion of Mi. Barrett, it was . -
Resolved, That the Executive Commit lee bedirec-
ted io prepare and publish an address to the people of
North Carolina, selling forth the objects ol this As.o-
cialion, and asking the co-operation of all citizens in
furthering lis interests. -
The Hon. John M. Morehead, of Guilford, was
. . . - .
unanimously elected V resident ot the Association for
Ibe ensuing year.
- - J . - . ..... -
id fL.. Swain. ot Uhapel Hill Uol.
Henry B. Elliott, of Ceder Falls, Randolph, Geo.
McNeill, of Fayetteville, John B. Barrett, of Milton,
and N. W. Woodfin, of Ashville, were elected Vice
Edmund B. Freeman.Sof Raleigh, was elected Re-
James r . Taylor, of Kaleigh, was elected Gorres-
m J . . . . .
Chas. W. Root, of Kaleigh, was elected 1 rrasurrr.
S. W. Whiting, Win. D. Cook Sea ton Gales, Dr.
Chas. E. Johnson, and E. J. Hale, were elected Ex-
Mr. James F. Taylor offered Ihe following Resolu-
tion, which was adopted :
Resolved, That the Executive Committee of the In
dustrial Association of N. C. present a memorial to
the Legislature, now in session, setting forth and
showing the importance to the welfare of the State,
of a Geological, Mineralogical and Agricultural Sur
vey. No further business arising before the Convention,
and after some highly practical and aensible remurks
from Mr. Makepeace, of Randolph, a resolution was
adopted requesting the Editors of the several news
papers, in North Carolina, to publish the proceedings
of this Convention ; whereupon
1 he Convention adjourned to meet again in-this
City on Wednesday, Oct. 1st, 1851.
For the North Carolina Standard.'
u Monies parturiunt alque ecee! mus nusci ur."
"I will aggravate my voice so, that 1' will roar you as j
gently as any euccins dove.
Will not the ladies be afraid of tho lion i" "
If you think I come hither as a lion, it were pity of
my lite : . ,
"No, lam no such things I am Snug the joiner-"
Oyez ! oyez 1 ! oyez ! ! '. Creation attend I Cease
your noise Congressmen, Governors, Legislators, and
babble not, ye small fry ot Conventions and-County
meetings. Air. Amis, Commoner frora Granville, in
North Carolina, speaks ! Be still and listen all ve earth
quakes, tornadoes, volcanoes, maelstroms, and thun
ders. Hear him Boreas, Notus, Eurus and Zephyrus !
a. tusoivea l Ucrrjore, I hat in order to ascertain
who they are that thus meditate the destruction of
our government, against whom every lover of his
country shonld unite in defence of the Constitution,
our Northern brethren be, and they are hereby reques
ted, fully and fairly to meet the questions herein re
ferred to, and. by convention or legislative action, to
declare unequivocally for or against the Union and
the Constitution in all its parts and all its require
C. Resolved, That any unreasonable delay on the
part of any State to take its position, 'will be consid
ered as a determination to treat with indignity the just
complaints of a grsssly wronged people; and that
vat shall feel warranted in shaping our course accord
Whew! ' Poluphloisboiro Thalasses!" Is our
State House standing, Mr. Editor I We country
foiks in these parts are afraid lo hear from it. and feel
sure that it must be some weeks before we can get
another Standard, as your types must be all thrown
into pi, Mrs. Woful could not account for the milk's
being sour in December, and two of the little ones
screaming with the cholic from drinking it; and our
eggs for making cake and eggnog being all addled,
we shall have to spend a dreary Christmas. But
no wonder, alas! for Mr. Amis (and posethly the
Whigs generally in the Legislature) has declared
that ina certain contingency he will ' feel warranted
n shaping . bis course accordingly. " Angels and
ministers of grace defend us ! -
, REMARKS OF MR. W. McXElLL,
Delivered in the House of Commons, on FrM
open tbe Report of the Cooiositiee vj',dJ' H
on the Bill for tbe better application of -i , l0
men School Fend." " f W
Ma- Speasm: Not bavin anticipated a
Report from the intelligent cciamiiit-e i0 ,o"a!'re
bill was referred. I am entirely onpreparrd u jth'
statistical information as J might dt-sire, aid' UCI
obtain, to assist toe in convincing this Housr ih
Common School system la this State is radicil""
feciive in many particulars, and that it does n 1 le"
swer tbe ends and parposes for which it as "
ally intended ; and 1 trust. Sir, that the deleauf2"1
bill, a few days ago,-of my friend from ;;'r
CMr. Wiley.) the oegaiive Report cf the cT'
upon tbe bill of my friend from Perq.,iiI(an"
W ilson.) and the negative Report of ihe cowL
upon this biM will not be regarded as an arcru,,,.'",1
ibis?House in favor of the perfectabi.'iiv , 1 "... ,.
in on School system.
.... - j me l,ni..
- I know. Sir, thai tbe odds" are greatly
me, when 1 attempt to convince ibis House ol 'T'
impropriety of the Report of the coininiuee. 1
still more convinced of this fact when 1 r. fl,
tbere are gertlemen composing that coiniuiiiee f
whose opinions opon all subject I entertain thehjai
est regard ; and indeed. Sir. I may sav that I alu
, " " . J -"""online to d,r
fer in opinion with them npon any subject; anfJ Si
I freely confess that if I could for a moment belie
that this bill bad received at their hands that con i?
eration which in my bumble opinion it is justly
titled to, I would be tbe last man in this Houi
rai .a tbe voice of disaffection at this report.
Bot, sir, I can well conceive many reasons t!i
might induce tbe committee lo report as they hay3'
This bill. Sir, proposes a radical change in the a
plication of the Common School Fund, and those nf
ns who participate in effecting this change, must nl
cessarily bear a proportionate degree oftl)e resn0
sibility. Knowing this lo be the ease, the commi,,!
did not think proper to recommend this change wi.u
vu. waavaaMvu N ICUCCUUOi 1 Oil fcnv
oir, ana x mow mat ine present agitatir.r and
ing subjects of Southern rights. State Reform
now under discussion in both branches of ihic !'
sembly, engross almost the entire lime anj attention
of the members. Yes Sir. J may say that they hate
become 'lhe common centre, arooud which all n
aflections play, and tbe circle in which all ....
thoughts revolve." Questions, which at other time
wow Id be regarded of momentous interest to ihpS;.,.
are now passed by as of minor importance.
Sir, it might nol be improper, while upon a subject
of this nature, for me to go into a general dissertation
upon the moralizing and christianizing effects of edu
cation upon society, but I will forbear to consume
the time of this House in an argument to prove that
which lias been fully demonstrated by the experience
of every age and country K Sir, I look to the various
? w " . TB a . T'"- ",e, """"on
chool system as the proudest acts in the leais!aliTR
I iMovij . iuu m itgmt ium) mat ailnoii'rti
lite sysiem was lonnoetl la wisdom, and has been
modified by experience, y el at this dav it is exir-,.....
- I ' o1"' Oespa.r !c-t us ,, ille
to experiment ; by the experience cf the .3si ihor-
is undoubtedly a right way, and soer.cr or laitr it teiii
it mutt be discovered. ' : ' '
j This bill. Sir. provides that the money now di.
. . r .-- , . --
"Ti. Jt . r ,k P"'!""08 "PP" r!lr
! 10 the aUoa of thos oiifortoD. youths who
-are among ns, onable either by ihe.r own eier-
"",""L"7 aanee o tne r parents, to obm.o
of . '. mere s either
u.u., .or u.e truncation 01 those
' whn upaI tin a?&slstarwi- strict further n-kn nat.
. . . ... , . ,. , " " . "ts-
it , . "",""u. f-w" "neeriuiiy -
V F'" appropriate mo-
: npv Inr I n t pdupttinn fit lhnai uhn are cm nnU..
, - , r iunuikitc
i Mn- - t . , . . , .
. " , .' J ". .c -i"-- a owle u
! b.0"nd ! " 18 ,.n ff " aU ouW do Sir, let
b'f: P""1 be adopted, and the voice of dissatis-
k , i , K "oorine cry of
T ! w'' . be ' more. No longer will
,i . I J TT DV ner,SS(
'. smail tnat 11 t be divided out among her nu.ner-
P"9 PuPu,a'!on ?S P".duce any good effect ; and
the east replying that she is exact! v in the same con.
dition, consequently cannot surrender any of the fund
she is now entitled to.
Really, Mi. Speaker, we are in a lamentable con
dition. Notwithstanding the enormous expenditure ol
A, -rt AAA ll : . , r . . ..
JT'r "y. " ooroers lor Uomtuoi
J'?00' P"1?081? jet our people are dissatisfied, an.
; P""-ve- "om ail pans ol the Slate df
r-ATt iinnn fhia finger tl.nl thaw ....I.J ft.- - I .
i 7"" -far - , . """ inunuay
w.u,o.u nere is a remarkable fact coi-
' nected with onr t.o-nmnn whnnl -n
i . - r : ,
i """ oe8t citizens. e
? annua iv ernpnd tm la rrror omBft 4V - i
( J , purposes
i l",n we co"reflr n W8 1Pl defray the or.ina-
1 vernmem, - yet none rf cs
! "" eaJ " ciuzens derive any thins
" p-yt'"' wucm io me amount ot aioney
I KX.". "r "s mJ "penenca goes, I eannoi
MJ "aue any perceivable advance-
! . " , more man it woum
i,.uow. tenner nas the moral charac-
I tsar if flits Sf-ta hann ertnsnsB..l -
', ,. , " r", proportion to me es-
j Pf ',Ur4- Nor.,,as, 11 "wBKtheimd ihe ties of friend.
i sn,P ween neigi.oor ana neighbor. And why is u.
i i"j " we in ner extreme anxi-
Z lo en,'Snlen anu improve the condition of all her
citizens, has attempted more than she is pecuniarily
f .LI. 1 1 -1. t -
auie io accomplish, ana consequently in her endear
ors lo benefit all, she benefits none. I say again sir.
that we are in a lamentable condition ; it is pain
ful to reflect upon such an enormous expenditure, re
turning so little real subslanliaj benefit.
1 have been lold, sir, in private conversation with
members upon this subject, thai the discriminitma
proposed to be made by this bill, would be suicidal
to the whole system " that it bears within itself the
seeds of its own destruction" that those intended i
be benefitted would scorn the discrimination, and pre
fer to mope Iheir way through darkness and ignorance
than to receive light and knowledge freely and litter
ally offered by the public that parents whose chil
dren it intends to benefit wonld be too proud to con
sent for their children exclusively to be educated by
the public. .-.
- Sir, I entertain an entirely different opinion. The
discrimination made in this bill, does not differ materi
ally from the distinctions drawn in all the practical op
erations of life between the various classes of societj
Sir, 1 have too much confidence in the intelligence and
liberality of those who are intended to be benefitted,
lo believe that tbe idea of discrimination will ever
enter their minds. It seems to me to be a studied, far
fetched, unnatural prejudice; and It is impossible fr
it to meet with any degree of favor. Sir, I deemed
it to be my duly lo make these few remarks by way
of justification of the motion 1 now make, to lay that
bill upon the table, and that it be printed. ,
For the Standard. ,
Ma. Editor : Your strictures upon an article V
njnpinw t .. . 1 V . I ' I I . ' . i ... . . f i
mo umisiiury iv aicnman eniiiieti i ii"'
no wife f in opposition to 1 want a wife, " r-nn"
under iny observation. 1 copied the verses, with a
few verb 1 1 changes of my own, for the ainose.-iient
of some young ladies, not intending to claim origin
ality. But unfortunately, a friend "resident in Salis
bury, sent them to the Watchman for publication,
and (hat print first gave me a knowledge of the fid
I have Jiever worshiped at Pdrnassus.ind a natnrjl
sense of delicacy, I hope, forbids that I should s'pl1
the fire from an inspired priest.: A BACHEL0K.
Rockford, Nov. 30, 1850. .
Spkech or How. Wm. B. Shzpard or No:tra
CiRuta.il. We insert to-day this able and imjiorunl
speech. Mr. SheparJ is an ex-member of Congress,
who had retired from public life. He is a Wh'tl, a"1'
a . Whig of North CarMina, a Stale remarkable i "
quietude of temper and opinion. But this Slate l4
manifested more sensibility as to the recent measure
of Congress than Virginia. Mr. Shepard, it e'n
has arrived at Ihe same opinion as to the two political
parlies and their organs, that has of late become so
general at the South. ' Southern Press.
Tub Senators trom Texas. Neither of the Sen
ators from Texas has vet reached Washington.
Houston is: not expected there before Christina i
whilst Mr. Rusk, we regret to perceive, is detain
in Wheeling, Va., by sickness.