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Eastkrx Okigix of jModerx Utili
ties. The following extract from Dra
per's last work, " Civil policy in Amer
ica," shows the Eastern origin of much
that is useful and admirable :
" In times of which history has failed
to preserve any account, that Continent
(Asia) must have been the scene of pro
digious activity. In it were first devel
oped those fundamental inventions aud
discoveries which realy lie at the basis
of the progress of the human race the
subjugation of domestic animals, the
management of tire, the expression of
thought by writing. We are apt to over
look how much mau must haxe done, how
much he must have added to his natural
powei in pre-historic times. We forget
how many contributors to our own com
forts are of oriental origin. Their com
monness hides them from our view.
" If the Europeau wishes to know how
much he owes the Asiattic, he has only
to glance at an hour of his daily life.
The clock which summons him from his
bed in the morning, was the invention
of the East, as also were clesydras and
sun-dials. The prayer for the daily
bread, that he has said from infancy, lirst
rose from the side of a Syrian mountain.
The linens and cottons with which he
clothes himself though they may be
very tine, are inferior to those that have
been made from time immemorial in the
looms of Ihdia. The silk was stolen by
some missionaries, for his benefit, from
China. lie could buy better steel than
that which he shaves himself, in the city
of Damascus, where it was first invented.
"The coffee he expects at breakfast
was first grown by the Arabians, and
the natives of Upper India prepared the
sugar with which he sweetens it. A
school boy can tell the meaning of the
Sanscrit words, sacchara cnncla. If his
tastes are light and he prefers tea, the
virtues of that excellent leaf w ere first
pointed out by the industrious Chinese.
They also taught him how to make and
use the cup and saucer in which to serve
it. His breakfast tray was lacquered in
" There is a tradition that leavened
bread was first made of the waters of the
Ganges. The egg he is breaking was
laid by a fowl whose ancestors were first
domesticated by the Malaceans, unless
she may have been though that will
no alter the case a modern Shanghai.
If there are preserves and fruits in his
board, let him remember with thankful
ness that Persia gave him the cherry,
the peach, the plum. If in any of these
pleasant preperations he detects the fla
vor of alcohol, let it remind him that
that substance was first distilled by the
Arabians, who have set the praisewor
thy example, which it will be his bene
fit to follow, of abstaining from its use.
When he talks about coffee and alcohol,
he is using Arabic words. A thousand
years before it had occurred to him to en
act laws of restriction in the use of intox
icating drinks, the Prophet of Mecca did
the same thing, and what is more to the
purpose, has compelled this day all Asia
and Africa to obey them.
" We gratify our taste for personal
ornaments in the way the Orientals have
taught us in the pearls, rubies, sap
phires, diamonds. Of public amuse
ments it is the same. The most magnif
icent fire-works are still to be seen in In
dia and China'; and as regards the past
imes of private life, Europe has produced
no invention that can rival the game of
" We have no hydraulic constructions
as great as the Chinese Canal, no forti
fications as extensixe as the Chinese
Wall ; we have no artesian wells that
can at all approach in depth some of
theirs. V e have not yet resorted to
the practice of obtaining coal-gas from
the interior of the earth ; they have bor
ings for that purpose more than 3,000
Beautiful. At a sabbath school ani
versary in London, two little girls pre
sented themselves to receive a prize, one
of whom had recited one verse more
than the other, both having learned sev
eral thousand verses of scripture. The
gentleman who presided enquired :
"And could you not have learned one
verse more, and thus have kept up with
"Yes sir," the blushing girl replied,
" But I loved Martha, and kept back on
" And was there any one of all the
verses you have learned," again inquired
the President, "that taught you this
"There was, sir," she answered, blush
ing more deeply " In honor prefering
The Proposed Tax ox Cottox.
There was a meeting of the New York
Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, in
relation to the proposed increased tax
on cotton by Congress. The report of
a special committee remonstrating
against any increased tax upon this sta
ple w-as adopted unanimously.- Ex
Mavor Opdyke, Cyrus W. Field, Judge
Marvin and others warmly opposed any
increased taxation and were of opinion
that the interests of the entire country,
and the Southern Stated especially,
would be injured by the adoption of the
A lady, a regular shopper, who had
made an unfortunate assistant look oyer
all the stockings in the house, objected
that none were long enough. "I want
the longest hose that are made." "Then,
madam," was the reply, "you'd better
apply to th6 next engine house.
.It is stated that in the production of
glass for achromatic lenses the Ameri
can gla.ss-ma.kers beat the world. - -
JThe N. C. Banking Law.
AN ACT TO ENABLE THE BANKS OF THE
STATE TO CLOSE THEIR BUSINESS.
Wuekeas, The linaneial policy of the Federal
Govcruuicut adopted to maintain the national
credit, with the heavy taxes imposed by that Gov
ernment on rae B-.nks of the State, makes it ah
bolutely necessary that said Banks should close
their business, and renders a further continu nice
of theircorporate existence idleand useless to the
peoph; of the State,
Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly
of the State of North-Carolina, and it is hereby
enacted by the aulhrity of the same. That if the
Stockholders of any of the Banks chartered by the
Ueneral Assembly oi this State shll be uuwilling
to close the business of their Banks by an assign
ment, and are desirous to appropriate all the estate
and ctfects of such Bank lor the benefit of its
creditors, and to eiose its business and surrender
their chartered rights and franchises in conformi
ty with the subsequent provisions of this act,
such Stockholders may by their bill in equity in
the name of such Bank tiled in the Court of Equity
of the county in which the principal Bank or any
of its brandies may be located, require the credi
tors of such Bank to prefer and establish their
demands within such time (not less than twelve
months alter decree therefor) as shall be allowed
by the Court. The Court shall upon filing such
bill appoint as commissioner a suitable person
acquainted with the business of such Bank, who
shall be paid for his sen-ices such sum as may be
allowed by the court. Such commissioner shall
give bond with ample security, payable to the
State for the faittful discharge of his duties in
such sum as sliull be approved by the court,
which bond shall be liled iu court and may be
sued on for the use of such persons as the court
See. a. Me it further enacted. That the commis
sioner appointed as aforesaid, upon tiling the bond
required of him, shall forthwith become, and so
long as he shall contiue such commissioner aud
no longer, shall be vested with all the estate, ef
fects and rights of action which such Bank posses
sed, had or held or was vested with, at the time
of tiling such bill, and which such Bank could at
that time have lawfully sold, assigned or trans
ferred, including nil debts due to such Bunk or to
anv person for its use and all liens and securities
therefor. . The court may require such Bank by
its Cashier or other proper oUlcer to endorse
without recourse, all such bills or notes, draw all
such checks or orders for money aud execute such
other paper writings as the court shall deem ne
cessary or useful to enable the commissioner to
demand or recover and receive the estate and e'
fects of such Bank for the benefit of its creditors.
The commissioner shall have the like remedy to
recover and receive all the estate, debts and effects
belonging to such Bank at the time of tiling its
bill, as such Hank might have had if uo proceed
ings had been hud under this act; and should any
such Bank have made auy sale or transfer of its
property or effects, fraudulent as to its creditors
but valid as between the parties, in such cases
such commissioner shall stand in the place of the
creditors, and may recover and receive such pro
perty or effects so trauduleutly sold or transferred,
ali hough such Bank could not have doue so. Iu
all suiis prosecuted by such Commissioner at
law or in Equity the plaintiff shall be styled "The
Commissioner," (adding thereto the name of the
particular Bauk tor which he has been appointed
the Commissioner,) and if at the time of tiling
such bill by any Bank any action at law or pro
ceeding or suit in Equity shall be pending in the
name of such Bank for the recovery of any estate,
debt or demand which might or ought to be vested
in .such Commissioner as aforesaid, such Commis
sioner shall bcaidmitted to prosecute the same in
like manner and to like effect; and no suit peud
ing at any time for the recovery of any estate,
debtor demand in the uamcof such Commission
er shall be abated by the death or removal of such
Commissioner, but a Coinmissionerto be appoint
ed in such cases (as is hereinafter provided) shall
be admitted to prosecute the same in like manner
and to like effect as if the same had been origin
ally commenced by him.
See. 3. lie it fnrtlur tuactetl. That the Commis
sioner aforesaid shall in all things connected with
the discharge of his duties as Commissioner, act
under thv direction and orders of the court; aud
il auv such Commissioner shall refuse or unrea
sonably delay or neglect to obey any rule, order
or decree of the court, it shall uc tue auty oi tne
court to remove such Commissioner; and upon
such removal or upon any vacancy by death or
otherwise, the court shall appoint some other
person Commissioner, who shall cuter into uoua
in such sum as the court shall direct iu like man
lier and for the like uses and purposes as provided
in cases of the Commissioner first appointed;
and' thereupon all the estate, property, effects
debts and rights ot action vested in such Bank
after the time ot filing its bill, not before lawfully
disposed of by any former Commissioner, shall be
forthwith vested" in such new commissioner as
lerallv and effectuallv us if he had becu the com
missioner lirst appointed; and the court shall have
the power to require any former commissioner or
tiie representative oi any ueceasca commissioner,
to surrender to such new commissioner any such
estate, effects, monev or evidence of debt which
of right should be in the hands or possession of
such new commissioner.
Sec. 4. Ik it farther enacted. That all demands
of creditors may be preferred and proved before
such commissioner, and for all purposes connect
ed with the investigation of the demands of any
person claiming to be a creditor as aforesaid, the
commissioner shall have power to administer all
out lis required in the course of such proceedings.
Any supposed creditor whose claims shall be
whollv or in part disallowed by any commission
er, mav anneal to the Court, where the same shall
be determined according to the course of the
Court, or decided at law, as the court may direct ;
and in all such anneals the case shall be docketed
in the name of tin: creditor against "The Com
missioner of " (adding the name of the Bank
of which lie is commissioner,) una sunn uc tried
and determined as like suits between ot her parties
In all cases in which any such commissioner shall
be a nartv. whether plaintiff or defendant, and it
shall appear that there has been mutual credit
given by the BanR, ana any otuer corporation or
any person who is the opposite party, or there are
mutual debts between them, whether such debts
be due and pavable or not, the account between
the parties shall be stated, and one debt shall be
set off airainst the other, and the balance of such
account only shall be allowed or paid on eithcir
side respectively; and the costs in all cases shall
be paid by either party as tne court snail direct.
The commissioner shall from time to time pre
pare statements in writing of all claims allowed
by him; showing the character of such claims and
the evmeuce on wnicu ineir vanaity is uosca ;
and there shall be no application of any funds in
the hands ot such commissioner to the satisfac
tion in whole or in part of any claim whatever,
except under a rule or order of the court there
for. Sec. 5. Be it further enacted. That the court shall
make all proper orders und deerees for the collec
tion of the assets of such Bank, of every nature
and description, and for the payment of the costs
and expenses incident to the proceedings. The
creditors whose claims and deiuauds have been
proved and established as aforesaid against the
estate and effects ot such Bank in the hands of the
commissioner, shall be entitled to payment in
satisfaction of the same out of the otuets in hands
of such eommi-jaioner, as the court shall order
and direct; aud all such claims and demands not
prosecuted, proved aud established according to
the provisions of this act within the time allowed
by the decree of the court therefor, shall be barred
of recovery by any action at law or other proceed
ing In equity; and any suit Drought lor their re
covery otherwise thau is herein provided shall on
the mea of the commissioner of such Bank be
abated, or on bis motion be dismissed.
Sec. 6. Be it further enacted. That it shall not be
necessary in anv bill liled under this act, to make
any particular persons or corporations parties by
name, but it shall be sufficient if the defendants
be denominated creditors of the particular Bank
in behalf of which suit may be instituted ; and
notice of the bill shall be published for the space
of thirty days so soon as it may be tiled in at least
fifteen newspapers, one of which shall be pub
lished in the City of Raleigh ; one in the eity of
Charleston, 8. C; one in the city of Richmond,
Va.; one in the city of Baltimore, Md.: one in the
city of Philadelphia ; one in the city ot New York ;
one in the city of Augusta, Ga.; one in the city of
Montgomery, Ala.; one in the city of N. Orleans ;
and one in the city of Nashville, Teun.
Sec. .7. Beit further enacted. That any one of the
the Judges of the Supreme Court, or of the Su
perior Courts of law and equity, shall have power
at his chambers, from time to time, to make any
such rules, orders or decrees as may be necessary
or required for expediting the settlement of all
eontioversies between any commissioner appoint
ed under this act, and other parties, for the guid
ance and instruction of any commissioner in any
matter connected with the discharge of Ms duf1e,i
for the removal or appointment of a commission
er, or for the speedy execution - of any 'of the
powers by this act conferred ou a pourtof equity.
Sec. 8. Be it further enacted. That the filintr bv
or on behalf of uny Bank, of a bill in the court of
equity, under the provisions of this act, shall,
upon the appointment and qualification of a com
missioner thereunder, be deemed and taken to all
intents and purposes to be a surrender by such
Bank of all the corporate rights and franchises
granted to such Bunk ; and all laws by virtue of
which any such Bauk then exists as a corporation
are hereby repealed, and such corporation shall
be thereupon dissoivea, ana un me enecis ana
consequences following or incident to the disso
lution of a corporation at common law shall ensue
thereon ; and any statute law of this State to the
contrary notwithstanding. Pnwided, hoieever,
That the estate, property, and rights of action
vested in the commissioner, as provided by this
act, shall uot be in any way diverted or impaired
thereby, nor shall the rights of any creditor of
such Bank against such commissioner or against
the estate or effects so vested in him, be thereby
impaired or in any way anectea, ana sucn com
missioner shall thereupon be considered as the
plaintiff iu the pending proceedings; and, pro
vided,furtier, that should there be any balance
remaining in the hands of auy such commissioner
after the satisfaction of the claims of such credit
ors, the commissioner under the direction of the
court 6hall distribute and pay the same to and
among those who shall be justly entitled thereto
as having been stockholders or members of such
corporation at the time of its dissolution as afore
said, or their legal representatives.
Sec. 9. Be it further enacted, That all suits on
debts due the Banks contracted with a branch
Bank shall be brought iu the county where the
branch was established, and if brought in any
other county may be dismissed on motion.
Sec. 10. Be it farther enacted. That this act
shall be in force from and after its ratilicatiou.
Ratified the 12th day of March, lSlKi.
The Stamp Act.
ONE OF TIIE TAX 1AWS OF T11K UNITED STATES.
Acknowledgment of deeds, Exempt
Affidavit, ' 5 cts.
(in suit or legal proceedings,) Exempt
Agreement or Appraisement, for each
sheet or piece of paper, on which the
bailie is written, 5 cts.
Assignment or Transfers, of mortgage,
lease or policy of insurance, the same
duty as on the original instrument of
"lateut right, 5 cts.
Bank Checks, Drafts or Orders, &c, at
sight, or on demand, 2 cts.
Bills of Exchange ; Inland drafts or order
payable otherwise than at sight or on
deinand, and any promisory note what
ever, payable ou demand or at a time
designated except bank notes issued
for circulation, aud cheeks made aud
intended to be, and which shall be,
forthwith presented for payment for a
6um not exceeding 100, 5 cts.
For every additional $100 or fractional
part thereof, 5 cts.
Bills of Ladinsr vessels for the ports of the
United States or British North America, Exempt
tin receipt of goons on any I reign ports.iu cts.
Bills of Sale of any vessel, or part there
of, when the considerrtion does not ex
ceed $oOO 50 cts
Exceeding $.")00 aud not exceeding $1,000, 1 00
Exceeding one thousand dollars for each
live hundred dollars fractional part
thereof, 50 cts.
Of personal property, other than ship or
vessel Bond personal, for payment of
money see mortgage. Official, $1 00
For indemnifying any person for the pay
ment of any sum of money, where the
money ultimately recoverable there
upon is one thousand dollars or less, 50 cts.
Where the money recoverable exceeds
one thousand dollars for every addi
tional one thousand dollars, or fraction
al part thereof, 50 cts.
Bonds, county, eity and town bonds, rail
roads and other corporation bonds and
script, are subject to stamp duty. See
mortgage. Of any description, other
than such as are required in legal pro
ceedings, and such as are not otherwise
charged in this schedule, 25 cts.
Certiiicates ot deposit iu bank, sum not
exceeding one hundred dollars, 2 eta.
Of deposit' in bauk, sum exceeding one
hundred dollars, 5 cts.
Of stock in an incorporated company, 25 cts.
General, 5 cts.
Of a qualification of a Justice of the Peace,
Commissioner of deeds or Notary
public, 5 cts.
Of search of records, 5 cts.
That certain papers arc on file, 5 cts.
That certain papers cannot be found, 5 cts.
Of redemption of laud sold for tuxe.-, 5 cts.
Of birth, marriage and death, 5 cts.
Of qualifications of school teachers, 5 cts.
Ot profits of an incorporated company,
for it sum not less than ten dollars aud
not exceeding fifty dollars, 10 cts.
Exceeding fifty dollars and notexcecding
one thousand dollars, 25 cts.
Exceeding onethousand dollars, for every
additional one thousand, or fractional
part thereof, 25 cts.
Of damage or otherwise, and all others
certificates or documents issued by any
port warden, marine surveyor, or other
person acting as such, 25 cts.
Certified Transcript of judgments, satis
faction of judgments and of nil papers
recorded or on file, 5 eta.
Check Draft or Order for the payment of
any sum of money exceeding S10,
drawn upon any person or other than a
bank, banker or trust compauy, at sight
or on demand, 2 cts.
Contract See Agreement Brokers, 10 cts.
Conveyance deed, instrument of writing,
whereby lands, tenements, or other
reality sold shall be conveyed, the ac
tual value which does not exceed $."00, 50 cts.
Exceeding$500,andnotexcecdingSl,000, 1 00
For every additional five hundred dollars, -or
fractional part thereof, in excess of
one thousand dollars, 50 cts.
Entry of any goods, wares or merchandize
at any cust om house, not exceeding oue
hundred dollars in value, 25 cts.
Exceeding one hundred dollars and not
exceeding five hundred dollars in value, 50 cts.
Exceeding live hundred dollars in value, $1 00
For the withdrawal of any goods or mer
chandize from bonded warehouse, 50 cts.
Guager's return if for quantity not ex
ceeding five hundred gal; gross, 10 cts.
Exceeding 500 gallons, 25 cts.
Power of Attorney to sell or transfer
stock, or collect dividends thereon, 25 cts.
To vote at an electiou if an incorporated
company, 10 cts.
To receive or eollect rents, 25 cts.
To sell, or convey, or reut, or lease real
estate, $1 00
For any other purpose, 50 eta.
Probate of will or letters of administra- .
tion, where the valuc-of both real and
personal estate does not exceed $2,000, $1 00
For every additional $3,000 or fractional
part thereof, in excess of $2,000, 50 cts.
Bonds of executor, administrators, guar
dians and trustees, are each subjected
to a stamp duty of $1 00
Protest upon bill note, check or draft ' 25 eta.
Promisory Note, (See Bills of Exchange,
inhind,) Renewal of, subject to same
duty as an original note
Receipt for the payment of any sura of
money, or debt due, exceeding twenty
dollars, or for the delivery of any pro
perty, 2 cts.
Trust Deed made to secure a debt to be
stamped as a mortgage conveying estate
to uses, to lie stamped as conveyance.
Warehouse Receipt for any goods, wares
or merchandise not otherwise provided
for, deposited or stored In auy public
or private warehouse not exceeding
five hundred dollars in value, 10 cts.
Exceeding five hundred and not exceed
ing one thousand dollars, 20 cts.
Exceeding 1.000 dollars, for every addi
tional 1,000 dollars or fractional part
thereof, in excess of $1,000, 10 cts.
For any goods, etc., not otherwise provi
ded for.stored ordeposited inany public
or private warehouse or yard, 25 eta.
Writs or Legal Documents, writ or other .
legal process, by which any suit- is com
menced in anv court of record, either .
of law or equity, ' 50 eti.
Writ or original process issued by acourt
not of record, where the amount claim
ed is 100 dollars or over, 50ete.
Upon every confession of judgment or
cognovit for 100 dollars or over, except
in cases where the tax for a writ has
- been paid, ' . 5Qc4Ss
Writ or other process, appeals from"jus-!
tiees courts, or other courts of inferior ' . .
jurisdiction, (o a court of record,!"' " 5cts. '
Warrants bt distress', when the amount of,
rent claimed does not exceed 100 dol
lars, 25 cts.
When the amount exceeds 100 dollars, 50 cts.
Insurance, Marine, Inland and Fire.
Where the consideration paid for the
insurance, in cash, premium notes, or
both, does not exceed 10 dollars, 10 cts.
Exceeding ten dollars, and not exceeding
fifty, 50 cts.
Insurance, Life, when the amount insured
" does not exceed 1,000 dollars, 25 cts.
Exceeding 1,000 and not exceeding 5,000
dollars, 50 cts.
Exceeding 5,000 dollars, $1 00
Lease or lease of lands or tenements
where the rents does not exceed SOOper
annum, 50 eta.
Exceeding 300 dollars, for each addition-
al 200 dollars, or fractional part thereof,
in excess of 300 dollars, 50 cts.
Perpetual, subjeet to stamp duty as a
Clause ot guaranty of payment of rent
incorporated or indorsed, live cents ad
ditional. Measurers' Return, if for quantity not ex
ceeding 1,000 bushels, 10 cts.
Exceeding 1,000 bushels, 25 cts.
Mortgage, trust deed, bill of sales, or
personal boud for the payment of money
exceeding 100 and uot exceeding 500
dollars, 50 cts.
Exceeding 500 dollars for every addition
al 500, or fractioual part thereof, in ex
cess of 500, 50 cts.
Pawner's Checks, 5 cts.
Passage Ticket from the United States to
nny foreign port, costing uot more than
35 dollars, 50 cts.
Costing more than 35, and not exeeedinsr
50, l 00
For every additional fifty or fractional
part thereof, in excess of 50 dollars, 1 00
Revenue Stamps may be used indiscriminately
upon any of the matters or things enumerated in
schedule B, except proprietary and pla3'ing card
stamps, for which a special use has been provided.
Postage stamps cannot be used in paymcut ol
the duty chargeable on instruments.
It is the duty of the maker of an instrument to
affix and cancel the stamp thereon. It he neglects
to do so, the party for whom it is made, may
stamp it before it is used ; aud if used after the
30th of J uly, IS04, mid used without a stamp, it
canuot afterwards be effectually stamped. Any
failure upon the part of the maker of an instru
ment to appropriately stamp it, renders him lia
ble to a penalty of two hundred dollars.
Suits are commenced in many States by other
Liiun writ, via: summons, Marrams, puu
lication, petition, &c, in which case these, as the
original process, severally require stamps.
Writs of scira facias are subject to stamp duty
as original processes.
The jurat of an attiiluvittaken before a Justice
of the Peace, Notary Public, or other office! duly
authorized to take affidavits, is held to be a cer
tificate, and is subject to a stamp duty of five
cents, except wueii tuicen in suits ot legal proceed
intra. Certificates of loan in which there shall appear
any printed or written evidence ot an amount ot
money to be paid on demand or at anv time de
signated, are subject to stamp duty as Promisory
The assignment of a mortgage is subject to the
same duty as that imposed upon the original in
strument; that is to say for every sum of five
hundred dollars, or any fractional wart t hereof, ol
the amount secured by the mortgage, at time of
its assignment there must be ainxed a stamp or
stamps, denoting a duty of nve cents.
When two or more persons join in the execntion
of an instrument, the stamps to which this instru
ment is liable under the law, may be affixed and
cancelled by one of the parties.
In conveyances of real estate, the law provides
that the stamp affixed must answer to the value
of the estate on interest conveyed.
No stamp is required on any" warrant of attor
ney accompanying a bond or note, when such
bond or note has affixed thereto the stamp oi
stamps denoting the duty required, and whenever
any bond or note is secured by mortgage, but one
stamp duty is required on such papers, such
stamp duty being the highest rates required for
such instruments, or either ot them. In such a
case a note or memorandum of the value or de
nomination of the stamn affixed should bemad-
upon the margin or in the acknowledgement o
the instrument winch is not stamped.
Scale of Depreciation,
The following Act, in relation to the scaling of
Confederate currency, irom tue lime oi us nrsi
issue to the cud of the war, passed at the recent
session of the General Assembly:
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO
ESTABLISH A SCALE OF DEPRECIATION
OF CONFEDERATE CURRENCY.
Whereas, By an drdinunceof the Convention,
entitled "An ordinance declaring what laws and
ordinances are in force, aud for other purposes,"
ratified on the 18th day of October, A. D., 1865,
it is made the duty of the General Assembly to
provide a scale of depreciation of the Confederate
Currency from the time of its first issue to the
end of the war; aud it is further therein declared
that "all executory contracts, solvable in money,
whether under seal or not, made alter the depre
ciation of said currency before the 1st of May,
1865, and unfilled (except official bonds and penal
bonds payable to the State) shall be deemed to
have been made with the understanding that thev
were solvable in money of the said currency,'
subject, nevertheless, to evidence of different in
tent of the parties to the contract; therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State
of North-Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the
xuthority of the same, That the following scale o.'
depreciation be and the same is hereby adopted
and established as the measure of value of one
gold dollar in Confederate currency, for each
month, and the fractional parts of the month ot
December, 186M, from the 1st day of November,
1801, to the 1st day of May, 1805, to-wit :
Scale of depreciation of Confederate currency, the
gold dollar lieiutf the unit and measure of value,
from jsotxmoer 1st, itsoi, to May isi, iooo
$50 (X t
November, $1 10
December. 1 15
December 1st to 10th inclusive,
" 10th to 5SUU1,
" 1st to Slst.
And, whereas, Many grave and difficult disputes
may arise between executors, administrators,
guardians and trustees, and their legatees, distri
utees, wards and eestuysque trust, in the settle
ment of their accounts and trust, arising Irom the
depreciation of Confederate currency. State trea
sury notes and bank notes, incident to and grow
ing out of the. late war; and that lawsuits and
expensive litigation may be obviated.
Be it further enacted. That in all such cases, the
parties are hereby empowered to form a full and
perfect statement of the case on both sides,, which
Case shall be committed to the determination ol
one of the Judges of the Superior Courts, chosen
by the parties, who is hereby authorized to con
sider aud determine the same, according tolsquity
and good conscience : Provided, however, That no
part of this seetion shall be construed to estop or
hinder any person from proceeding in the usual
course of law, if he shall deem the same necessary.
A true copy. - J. A. ENGELHARD,
Clerk of Senate.
Judges of the Supreme Court,
The Judges of the Supreme Court of the
United States are as follows :
Mr. Chief Justice Chase, of Ohio.
Mr. Justice Wayne, Georgia.
Mr. Justice Nelson, New York.
Mr. Justice Grier, Pennsylvania.'
Mr. Justice Clifford, Maine. ' ' T
Mr. Justice Swayne, Ohio.
Mr. Justice Miller, Iowa. - ;
Mr. Justice Davis, Illinois.
Mr. Justice Field, California.
Mr: Justice Stansbury, Ohio. . ,
Reporter, John W.! Wallace, Ohio. " ,
Marshal, D. 8. Gooding-. .
Clerk, D. W. Middteton.
The Judge of the District Court of North
Carolina is G. W. Brooks. District Attorney
D. H. Starbuck. Marehal, Daniel R.Goodloe.
FIRST HEGULAB SESSION, CONVENED MONDAY,
DECEMBER 4TH, 1865.
LAFAYETTE S. FOSTER, Norwich, Conn.,
JOHN W. FORNEY, of Pennsylvania, Clerk.
Republicans (in Roman ;) Democrats (in italics. )
The figures before each Senator's name denote the
year in which bis term expires. The members
from tne soutnern states are not ciassinea.
Total number of States, 36. Total number of
Senators when the Senate is full, 72.
1871 George S. Houston, .
1867 Lewis E. Parsons, .
1871 E. Baxter, .
1867 William D. Snow, .
1869 John Couness, Placcrville.
1807 James A.. McDouyall, San Francisco.
1869 James Dixon, Hartford.
1867 Lafayette S. Foster, Norwich.
George Beade Riddle, Wilmington.
VVxUara isaulsoury, ueorgetown.
1871 A H. Stephens, .
1867 H. V. Johnson, .
1867 Lyman Trumbull, Alton.
1871 Richard Yates, Quincy.
1867 Henry S. Lane, Crawfordsville.
1869 Thomas A. Metidrickx, Indianapolis.
1871 James W. Grimes, Burlington.
1867 Samuel C. Pomeroy, Atchison.
1865 James II. Lane, Lawrence.
1867 Garret Davis, Pario.
1871 James Guthrie, Louisville.
1871 RandaE Hunt, New Orleans.
1867 1 Henry Boyce, Alexaudriu.
1869 Lot M. Morrill, Augusta.
1871 William P. Fesseuden, Portland
1869 Charles Sumner, Boston.
1671 Henry Wilson, Natick.
1869 Reverdy Johnson, Baltimore.
1867 John A. J. Creswell, Elkton.
1809 Zachariah Chandler, Detroit.
1871 Jocob M. Howard, Detroit.
1S69 Alexander Ramsey, 8t. Punl.
1871 Daniel S. Norton, Mankato.
1869 William L. Sharkey, Jackson.
1871 James L. Alcorn.
1867 B. Gratz Brown, St. Louis.
1869 John B. Henderson, Louisiana.
1871 James W. Nve, Virginia City.
1869 William M. Stewart, .
18C7 Daniel Clark, Manchester.
1871 Aaron H. Cragin, Lebanon.
1867 Ira Harris, Albany.
1869 Edwin D. Morgau, New York.
1869 Wdliam WrigJd, Newark.
1871 John P. Stockton, Trenton.
1867 John Pool, Windsor.
1871 Wm. A. Graham, llillsboro'. .
1867 John Sherman, Mansfield.
1809 Benjamin F. Wade, Jefferson.
1867 James W. Nexmith, Salem.
1871 George H. Williams.
1867 Edgar Cowan, Greensburg.
1869 Charles B. Buekalew, Blooinsbnrg.
1869 William Spraguc, Providence.
1871 Henry B. Anthony, Providence.
1S67 John L. Manning, .
1871 Benjamin F. Perry, Greenville.
1869 David T. Patterson, .
1871 J. S. Fowler, .
1871 - .
1867 Luke P. Poland, St. Johnsbury
R56S George Edmonds, ,
1867 John C. Underwood, .
1871 Joseph Segar, .
1869 Peter G. Van Winkle, Parkersburg.
1871 Waitman T. Willey, Morganton.
1867 Timothy O. Howe, Green Bay.
1869 James R. Doolittle, Racine.
House of Representatives.
SCHUYLER COLFAX, South Bend, Ind.,
EDWARD MCPHERSON, Gettysburg, Pa.,
C. C. Langdon, . Joseph W. Taylor, .
Geo. C. Freeman, . J. Mt Sbeid, .
Cullen A. Battle, . T. J. Jackson, .
W. Byers, . J. M. Johnson, .
Lorenzo Gibson, .
Donald C. McRuer, San Wm. Higby, Calaveras.
Francisco. John Bid well, Chico.
Henry C. Doming, Hart- Angus. Brandagee, New
Samuel L. Warner, Mid-John H. Hubbard, Litch-
John A. Nicholson, Dover.
Ferdinand McLeod, .
Solomon Cohen, . E. G. Cabanniss, .
Phillip Cook, . J- D. Matthews, .
Hush Buchanan. Colum- J. H. Christy, Athens,
bus. . W. T. Wofford.
John Wentworth, Chi- S. M. Cullom, Spring-
John F. Farusworth, 8t. Lewis W. Itoxs Lewi4
Eliliu B. Woshburnc, Anthony Thornton 8he-
Galeua. - byville. '- -
Adger C. Harding, Mou-Samuel S. Maflu&x M-
E. C. lnersoll, Peoria. Jehu Baker, AHeufc.
B. C. C iok, Ottawa. Andrew J. Kykci,
Henry P. H. Bromwell, Vienna.
S. W. Moulton, at large) 8helbyvHle
William E. Niblack, Viu- Eanid XC. Yvrhces, Terre
cennes. j Hau.t.?
Michael C. Kerr, Now Godtojw'ft. Oith, Lafay
' Albany. . ette. .
Ralph Hill, Col umbo.' Sebuyler Colfax, South
J. H. Farquhar, Brooke Bend.
ville. ' .' Jios. IL Befrces, Goshen.
George W. Julian, Cjjor Thomas N. StUlwell,
treville. - Anderson. '
Ebenezcr Dumoqt, Jta4l--; i -
anapolis. - " " V-1
James P. Wifeea,- ft&t? John- A. Kasson, Des
field. - . '- . Moines. - -Hinwn
PrteBsveapuH. Asahd -W. Hubbard,
W.Bf AJl,Iusuet Sioux City.
Josiah B; biaeB, Grin- . ,
" i- "
Sidney Clarke, Lawrence.
KENTUCKY. . .
Lawrence 8. Trimble, Lovel H. Rousseau, Lou-
Paducah. - isville.
Burwell C. Rivier, Hop- Green Clay 8ml th, Cot-
Henry Grider, Bowling 6. 8. Bhanklin, Nicholas-
Green. - ville.
Aaron Harding, Greens- W. II. Randall, London.
burg. Samuel McK.ee, Mount
Louis St. Martin, . John E. King, w
Jacob Barker, N. Orleans John 8. Young,
Robert C. Wickliffe; .
John Lynch, Portland. John H. Rice, Foxcroft.
Sidney Perham, Paris. Fred. A. Pike, Calais.
Jus. G. Blaine, Augusta.
Hiram MeOuUouffh Elk- Francis Thomas, Frank
ton. vUle. .
John L. Thomas, Jr., Benjamin G. Harris,
Baltimore. Leonardtown. -
Chas. E. Phelps, Balti
Thomas D. Elliot, New Geo. S. Boutwell, Grotou
Bedford. John D. Baldwin, Wor-
Oakes Ames, N.' Ea6ton. eester.
Alex. H. Rice, Boston. William B. Washburn,
Sam. Hooper, Boston. Greenfield.
John B. Alley, Lynn. H. L. Dawes, Pittsfleld.
Nathaniel P. Banks, Waltham.
Fernando C. Beaman, Rowland E. Trowbridge,
Chas. Upson, Coldwatcr. John F. Driggs, East
J. W. Longyear, Lansing Saginaw.
Thos. W. Ferry, Grand Haven. .
William Windom, Win- Ignatius Donnelly, Hast
oua. - ings.
John Hogan, St. Louis. Jos. W. MeClurg, Linn.
H. T. Blow, St. Louis. Robert T. Van Horn,
Th. E. Noell, Perryville. Kansas City.
Juo R. Kelso, Springfield
Arthur E. Reynolds, . A. M. West, Jackson.
Richard A. Pinson, . E. G. Peyton, .
James T. Harrison, .
Gilman Marston, Exeter. James W. Patterson,
Ed. H. Rollins, Concord. Hanover.
John F. Starr, Camden. Andrew J. Roger, New
William A Newell, Al- ton.
lent own. Edwin R, V. Wright,
diaries Sitareave, Phil- Hudson City.
Stephen Taber, Roslyn. Cal. T. Holburd, Brasher
Teunis G. Bergen, New Falls.
Utrecht. James M. Marvin, 8ara-
Jas. Humphrey, Brook- toga Springs.
lyi. Dcmas Hubbard, Jr.,
Morgan Jones, N. York. Smyrna.
Nelson Taylor, N. York. Addison H. Luflln, Her
H. J. Raymond, N.York. kimer.
John W. Chanter, New R. Conk ling, Utica.
York. Sidney T. Holmes, Mor-
Jamex Brooks, N. York. ris ville.
William A. Darling, N. Thomas T. Davis, Syr-
William Radford, Yonk- Theodore M. Pomcry,
C. If. Winfleld, Goshen. Daniel Mi.rris, Penn Yan.
J. H. Ketcham, Dover. Giles W. Iiotchkiss,Bing
Edwin N. HuhbvU, Cox- hauiplon.
saekie. Ham. ard, Belmont.
6. Goodyear, Schoharie. Ros. Hart, Rochester..
J. A. Griswold, Troy. B. Van Horn, Ncwlune.
Robert S. Hale, Eliza- J. M. Jxtnuphrey, Buffalo.
bethtown. Henry Van Aernaui,
Jesse R. Stubbs, Wil- Bedford Brown, Yaneej-
liumston. ville. .
C. C. Clark, Newbcrn. S. H. Walkup, Monroe.
T. C. Fiillcr,Fuyetteville.A. II. Jones, Heudersoh
Josiah Turner, Oransffc. ville.
Delos R. Ashley, Virginia City.'
Benj. Eggleston, Cincin- J. M. Ashley, Toledo.-
lnui. Ilez. S. Bundy, Rcid'a
Rutherford B. nayes, Mills.
Cincinnati. Wm. A'. Fxnck, Somerset.
Robert C. Schenck, Day-Columbus Dcloua, Mt.
William Lawrence, Bel- M. Walker, Wooetor.
lefonte. T. A. Plants, Pomeroy.
Francis C. Le Blond, J. A. Bingham, Cadiz.
Celinn. Ephraim R. Eckley, Car-
R. W. Clarke, Batavia. rolton.
Samuel Shellabarger, Ruf. P. Spalding, Clevo
James R. Hubbcll, Dela- J. A. Garfield, Hiram.
Ralph P. Buckland, Fremont.
James H. D. Henderson, Eugene City.
Samuel Jl Randall, Phil- A. J. Glossbreuner, Tone,
adelphia. Vacant, .
Charles O'Neill, Pbila. Abraham A. Barker, Eb-
Leonard Myers, Phila. enshurg.
Wrm. D. Kellcy, Phila. Step. F. Wilson, Wclis-
M. Rus. Thayer, Chest- boro'.
nnt Hill, Phila. Glenn W. Scofield, War-
Benjamin M. Boyer, Nor- ren.
ristown. Chits. V. Culver, Frank-
J. Brooinall, Media. lin. '
Sydenham E. Ancona, Jno. L. Datcson, Browns
Reading, ville. -
Thad 8tevcns, Lancaster. Jas. K. Moorhcad, Pitts-
Myer Strouxe, Pottsville. borgh.
IViillip Johnson, Easton. Thomas Williams, Pitta-
Chartes Venison, Wilkes- burgh. -barre.
Geo. V. Lawrence,- Mo-
Ulys. Mercur, Towanda. nongahela City.
G.F. Miller, Lewisbnrg. -
RHODE ISLAND. " " ' ''
Thos. A Jcnckes, Provi- Nathan F. Dixon, Wes
Jno. D. Kennedy, . Samuel McGowan, .
William Aiken, . James Farrow, .
Nath. G. Taylor, -.Wm. B. Campbell, Nash-
Horucc Maynard, Knox- ville.
ville. S. M. Arnell, : . .
Wm. B. Stokes, Smith. L R. Hawkins, ' . 1
ville. J. W. Leftwitch, Mem
Edward Cooper, . phis.
Fred. E. Woodbridge, Portus Baxter, Derby
Vergennes. - Line.
Justin S. Morrill, Straf- . '
W. H. B. Cnstis, . A. H. H. Stuart, Staun-
L. H. Chandler, Norfolk; ton.
B. Johnson Barbour,, Robert Y. Conrad, Win
Robert Ridgeway, Rich- Chester.
mond. - ' Pwilet H. Hodge, Mont-
Beverly A. Davis, Dan- gomery.
Halbert E. Paine, Mil- Charles A. ElrUlge, Focxl
waukie. du Lac.
IthamurC. Sloan James-Philct us Sawyer, Osb-
ville. ' kosh.
Amas Cobb, Mineral Walder D. McIndo,
Point. . Warsaw; '.
WEST VTRGIHA. '
Chester D. Hubbard, K, V. Whaley, Point
Wheeling, ' Pleasant. "
G.erge K. Latham, Graf- v
Delegate frena the Territories'
New Mexico. J. Francisco Chaves, Santa Te.
Utah. William BT. Hooper, Salt Lake City.
Washington. Arthur A. Denny, Seattle.
Nebraska. Phineas W. H it vbcociti Omaha. ,
Colorado. Allen A. Bradford. Denver.
Dakota. Walter A Borieigh, Yaucton.
Arizona. John N. Goodwin, Pre cot t,
Idaho. E. D. Holhrook. Idaho City.
Montana. Samuel McLean, Banaock City. .
ORSES STOLEN !
STOLEN FROM MY STABLE, ON 8ATUJS
day night ln6t, a Horse and a Mare, described as
follows : The Horse is alight hay. bind feet white,,
fore feet dark, and set out awkwardly ; shod on
fore feet .The Mure jdark roan, white face, with;
a black spot in centre of her iaee, white feet, hean
vy set," streaked just above the tail, and shod ou
forefeet- . . ' ; ;
A lair reward will be given for any iBformo .
that will enable me to recover these anhwals;
JOHNSON OLIVE, 7
14 miles southeast of Raleigh
march 27 4 tf.
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