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VOL. I. RALEIGH, N. C.y SATURDAY, JULY 21, 1866. NOL 53.
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General Grant's last Order
Martial Law Kkvivd. The following
is the order of General Grant, a tele
graphic summary of which was publish
ed in the Times yesterda'. The New
York Dribuneeajs of it : ""We ardently
trust that it may be upheld and enforc
ed. It is equivalent to a fresh proclama
tion of martial late at the So-uth,vrhero
no other law operates to protect those
who have been faithful to the Union.'
We have been unable to learn what pro
vokes the order at this time :
Headquarters op the Army, )
Washington, July 1, 1866. )
General Order. No 44. Depart
ment, District, and Post-Commanders
in States lately in rebellion, are here
by directed to arrest all persons who
have been or may hereafter be discharg
ed with commission of crimes and of
fences against officers, agents, citizens
and inhabitants of the United Staes, ir
respective of color, in cases where the
civil authorities have failed, neglected,
or are unable to arrest and bring such
parties to trial, and to detain them in
military confinement until such time as
a proper judicial tribunal may be ready
and willing to try them. A strict and
prompt enforcement of this order is re
quired. Bv command of Lt. Gen. Grant.
E." D. TOWNSEND, .4s. AcTj. Gen.
The Election in Texas. The com
plete returns from twenty counties
complete in all respects except on the
constitutional amendments, in which
but few are reported and the vote for
Lieutenant Governor, Attorney Gener
al, Comptroler, Treasurer, and commis
sioner of the General Land Office, from
which the returns from two of the coun
ties are still wanting foot up "as fol
For Governor, Throckmorton, 11,224 ;
Pease, 2,638 ; Lieutenant Governor,
Jones, 10,956 : Lindsay, 2,258, Attor
ney General, Walton, 6,534 ; Banton,
3,106; Binckley, 1,982; Comptroler, Ro
bards, 9,006 ; Shaw, 2,263 ; Treasurer,
Royston, 6,882 ; Durham, 2,749 ; Har
ris, 1,873 ; Commissioner of the Land
Office, Crosby' 8,912; Ward, 1,410;
White, 1,399; Supreme Court, Coke,
8 028 ; Moore, 8,459 ; Donley, 8,068 ;
Willie, 7,454 ; Smith, 7,150; Cleveland,
4,779 ; Ochiltree, 1,937 ; Bell, 2,486;
Caldwell, 1,843 ; Jones, 2,067 ; Johnson,
These aggregates do not include the
scattering and fractional returns from
counties which we have before us. If
they were added, Throckmorton's ma
jority would be increased about twenty-
hive hundred votes, while Cleveland,
for the Supreme court, would run up to
within a few votes of Smith. Walton's
majority would also be prettv largely
increased. The counties are nearly all
of Middle Texas.
Fine Cotton. On passing Mitchell
& Allen's agricultural warehouse, on
Pollock St., yesterday, we noticed a stalk
of cotton of this year's growth, standing
in a pot at the door, the apex ot which
came about level with our shoulder.
Said stalk was labelled, " From Leland
Bro's larin, Craven Co., X. C," and
purporting to have 97 squares and bowls
on it, whicli wc did not count, but sup
pose irom its appearance, it was cor
While we were taking a note of this
Mr. GiiACY,who lives live miles from
town, happened to come along, who re
msrked that he had larger cotton on his
farm than that. If there is much such
cotton in this county like this sample,
we need not fear for the aesult of the
coming crop. jVewbern Times.
How to Get up Refreshed. Every
person who toils daily upon a farm in
warm weathersliould be carelul to prac
tice a system of abolution at the close
of each day's labor. Sometimes he may
he so exhausted as to render this any
thing but an inviting performance ; yet,
by its omission, he .looses much of the
refreshment whicli the hours of repose
are designed to impart. Cleanliness of
person is essential to sound and refresh
ing slumber,hence the labor of keeping
one's person clean is amply repaired by
the elasticity which iollows Irom night
lv ablutions before retiring to rest.
These are especially requisite during the
haying and harvesting season, when pro
fuse perspiration is a certain concomi
tant of hard and protracted labor.
Keep clean and sleep soundly go to
bed unwashed and rise in the morning
unrefreshed, with a feeling of lassitude
whsch the exertions of the day will
hardly be able to remove. Rural New
New Flour. W e learn that six bar
rels of new flour were receive by steam
er (xov. worm, irom r ayenevme, yes
Ttr . T ( -rn . . -11.
terday, consigned to A. Johnson Jr.
It was branded Family, and sold at $17
The wheat was raised Dy jir. i ewion.
R. Bryan, of Jonesboro, Moore Co.
The flour is said to be the best article
brousrht to the market m some time,
aud is the first new wheat, received here
this season. Wil. Journal.
Chinese Similes. Some of the ordi-
narv expressions oi e vninese are
pointedly sarcastic enough. A bluster-
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g, harmless fellow, they can a paper
t.iWr" VV hen amail values himself
overmuch, they corn-pare him to a " rat
falling into a scale, and weighing itself."
Over doing a thing, they call " a hunch
back makincr a bow." A spendthrift
they compare to a " rocket " which goes
r . rrw I. 3 il '
on at once, xuoue wuu expeuu tueir
charity on remote objects, but neglect
thpJr t:imilv' are said to " haner a lantern
on a pole' which is 'seen afar, but gives
no lignt oeiow. ;.
Miscellaneous Advertisement .
HE NATIONAL, EXPRESS
IS NOW PREPARED TO CARRY
MONEY AND VALUABLE PACKAGES
to and from New York, St. Louis, aud intermedi
ate points, and as far Sontb as Atlanta, Georgia.
In order to afford the most ample security to
shippers, it has effected
An Insurance of $500,000
on the money chests of the Company by each
train, with several leading Insurance Companies,
such as the
SUN, SECURITY, MANHATTAN, METRO
POLITAN AND PHENLX,
whose aggregate Capital and Assets amount to
Shippers are thus insured against common car
rier's risk, and a security is afforded never before
offered by any Express Company. For this,
NO ADDITIONAL CIIALGE IS MADE.
THE NATIONAL EXPRESS AND TRANSPOR
is now ircDared to do business as
CHEAPLY, EFFICIENTLY ANT SECURELY
as can be done by anv otner uompany.
J. E. JOHNSON, President
A. F. FICKLIN, General Superintendent,
May 21, 1800.
XT, XJ I T JJ It 13
These instruments are entirely new, both in
Principle and Aetion, from all others Light
Clean and Easy no pressure on the back In
ward and Upward Motion Cures the most obsti
nate cases of Rupture. Pamphlets free. Sold at
wholesale and retail.
White's Patent Lever Truss Company,
No. 009 Broadway, New York.
April 17, I860 6m.
At 4 1 Fayettcville Street.
PATENT ICE CREAM FREEZERS,
Oval aud Hound Wire Dish Covers,
Weeding Hoes aud Trace Chains,
1 Ton Castings.
J. BROWN, with
Raleigh, June 9 tf Hart & Lewis.
J E. STEKHOUSE. AALAN MACACXET.
gTENHOUSE & HACAULAY,
Wholesale and Retail Grocers and Commission
Merchants, at our Old Stand, Trade Street, Char
lotte, N. C.
Purchase and sell Cotton and all other Produce,
Business entrusted to us shall command our
prompt personal attentiou.
Kbfeuences. Jordan Womble, Sr., Esq.
Dunlop, Moncure & Co., Richmond, Va.
Kent, I'aine to Co.,
Martin fc Tannahill, Petersburg, Va.
aug 14 ly7
F. C. LIGIITE & CO.,
(Late Lightc, Newton & Bradburys,)
llannfattartrs of First-Class Piano Fortes.
Highest Premium at the American Worlds Fair
ana Exhibition oi the industry oi an canons.
This well-known establishment is now continn
ed by F. C. LIGHTE aud LOUIS ERNST, at
the old stand, 4il Broome St., bet. Crosby and
lm, New XornCity. may ii-iy.
THE RALEIGH NATIONAL BANK
GEO. W. SWEPSON, President ; JOS. 8. CAN
NON, Vice President; W. B. GULICK, Cashier.
OLD AND SILVER COIN, EXCHANGE,
X United States, State and Railroad securities,
bought and sold. Also, uncurrent money.
Agent for the sale of Revenue Stamps. 21 ly.
J- ISSO jLUTION.
THE CO-PARTNERSHIP HERETOFORE
existing under the firm and style of Waterhouse
fe Bowes is this day dissolved by mutual consent.
Uncollected Gas bills and other accounts can be
found with F. P. Waterhouse, who will settle all
claims against the firm, till Saturday the 16th
inst. All bills not paid by that time will be,
placed in the hands of L. P. Olds, Esq., Attorney
G. B. WATERHOUSE,
June 9 lOt M. BOWES.
rjOBACCO! TOBACCO I TOBACCO I
50 BOXES MANUFACTURED TOBACCO,
500 lbs. Durham and other Smoking Tobacco.
june2 tf. B. P.WILLIAMSON & CO-
TO THE PEOPLE OF NORTH-CAROLINA.
In obedience to an Ordinance of the State
Convention, ratified the 25th, day of June, 1866,
entitled " An Ordinance submitting to the qual
ified voters of the State the ratification or re
jection of the Constitution adopted by the Con
vention," I, JONATHAN WORTH, Governor
of North Carolina, hereby give notice that on
Thursday, the second day of August next,
polls will be opened by the Sheriffs of the re
spective Counties, and kept open for three suc
cessive davs, at the several election precincts in
each and every County in the State, under the
same rules and regulations as now exist for the
election of members of the General Assembly;
at which election all persons qualified to vote lor
members ol the General Assembly, may vote for
or against the ratification oft tie same; those who
wish a ratification of the Constiution voting,
with a written or printed ticket " Ratifica
tion," those of a contrary opinion, voting, with
a written or printed tieket, "Rejection."
Sheriffs will observe the provisions of the Or
dinance as to the duties thereby imposed.
lfT'An- n 'w'tn;8S whereof, his Excellency,
uS:M Jonathan Worth, Governor of said
State, has hereto set his band and caused the
great Seal of the State to be aflixed.
Done at the City of Raleigh, this the 1st day of
July, A. D., 1866. JONATHAN WORTH.
By the Governor:
Wm. II. ISaqley, Private Secretary.
July 7, 1866. 47 td.
TATE OF NORTH- CAROLINA,
Superior Court of Law and Equity, Spring Term,
On motion, It is ordered by the Court, that the
Clerk give notice through the Standard, Sentinel
and Progress, newspapers published in the City
of Raleigh, and also i t four or more public places
in the County of Wake, to all parties of Record
who have suits pending in the Superior Court of
said County, aud their witnesses, to appear at the
next Fall Term of the Court, to be held at the
Court House, in Raleigh, on the . , ,
First Monday after the fourth Monday
' of September, 1806,.
prepared to try their cases. -
Parties' having no counsel are notified to em
ploy on or bef ore the day aforesaid, or their suits
-will be tried without counsel.
J. N. BUNTING,, Clerk.
RaUigh, July 10, 1866. P. . 48-taw-td
Railroads, Steamboats, &c.
RALEKiH & GASTON R. R. CO., )
General Superintendent's Office, V
Raleigh, N. C, June Qth, 1860. )
Change of Time.
On and after Thursday, June 7th, 1866, Trains
will run as follows on the Raleigh and Gaston
Mail Trains going North leave Raleigh 8.15 A. M.
" " " arrive at Weldon 1.00 P. M.
" South leave Weldon 11.00 A. M.
" " " " arrive at Raleigh 4.00 P. M.
Freight " North leave Raleigh 6.00 A M.
" " " arrive at Weldon 5.0t P. M.
" South leave Weldon 4.00 A M.
" " " arrive at Raleigh 3.15 P. M.
June 7 tf OerCl. Swpt.
North-Carolina Railroad Company,
Engineer & Superintendent's Office,
Company Shops, June "7th, 1866,
"Change of Time.
N AND AFTER JUNE 10TH, 1866, TRAINS
will ran as ioiiowb : w
Leave Goldsboro', 12.30 P. M.
" Raleigh, 3.45 "...
" Hills boro, 5.28 "...
" Greensboro,... 7.40 " ...
" Salisbury, 10.10 "...
Arrive Charlotte, 12.35 A. M. ,
12.00 P. M.
4.50 A. M.
1.00 P. M.
9.00 P. M.
Leave Charlotte 11.15
. 4.30 A. M.
. 1.10 P. M.
Salisbury, . .
" Hillsboro, . . .
2.15 A. M.
Mail Train connects at Raleiirh with Raleich
& Gaston Trains for the North. At Goldsboro'
with Wilmington and Weldon, and Atlantic &
.North-Carolina 1 rains.
Accommodation train runs dailv. (Sundays ex
ceplcd,) connecting with Wilmington & Weldon
There is no Sunday Train coins- North from
Weldon to Portsmouth; passengers arriving at
vveiuoa on tnat aay can go immediately through
via Petersburg and Richmond.
June 9 S6tf Eng. fc Sup't.
CHANCE OF RAILROAD SCIIEDl'LE.
Office Atlantic & N. C. R. R. Co.,
Newborn, JV. C, June 5, 1866.
ON AND AFTER MONDAY NEXT MAIL
Train will run'daily as follows :
Leave Morehead City 7 15 A M.
Arrive at Newport 7 43 "
Leave Newport 7 45 "
Arrive at Newborn 9 00 "
Leave New bern 9 15 "
Arrive at Kinston 1 0 53 "
Leave Kinston 1100 "
Arrive at Mosely Hall 11 35 "
Leave Mosely Hall 11 42 "
Arrive at Goldsboro' 12 15 P. M.
Leave Golds' oro 3 30 P. M.
Leave Mosely Hall 4 10 "
Leave Kinston 4 52 "
Leave Newbern 6 40 "
Leave Newport 8 09 "
Arrive at Morehead City 8 30 "
Passenger train connects with North-Carolina
Railroad train going West at 12 45 P. M., aud re
turning leaves ufter arrival of Wilmington and
Weldon Railroad train going South.
Passengers from West wait from 11 20 A. M.
to S 30 P. M.
The accommodation train will leave Morehead
City on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, re
turning every alternate day as follows:
Leave Morehead City (Station) 9 00 A. M.
Leave Newbern 12 15 "
Leave Kinston 3 10 "
Arrive at Goldsboro' " 5 15 "
Leave Goldsboro' 8 45 A. M.
Leave Kinston 1102 "
Leave Newbern 2 15 P. M.
Arrive at Morehead City (Station).. 5 00 "
This train leaves Goldsboro Tuesdays, Thurs
days and Saturdays after arrival of Wilmington
and Weldon Railroad train going North and ar
rives every alternate day in Goldsboro' at 5 15
P. M. a later train than mail train for passengers
Through tickets will be sold at principal Sta
tions on North-Carolina Railroad, Baltimore,
New York, &c C. R. THOMAS,
June 12th, 1866 tf President.
Raleigh' and Gaston Railroad,
April 6, 1866.
TnE PUBLIC ARE INFORMED THAT THE
Speed on this Road has been increased, and
close connections are made with all trains going
North and South. Pussenirers do not chanire
cars from Charlotte to Weldon. To Baltimore
aud other cities North, the fare as low as by any
other route, and time as qutcK. Through tickets
to all places Worth by both Petersburg, Kichmond
and Washington Citv. aud bv Norfolk and Bav
Steamers, and to the principal Cities in the North
West via Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Baggage
To Shippers verv great inducements are offered.
It is the quickest, safest, and as cheap as by any
other route, r reight is shipped through without
oreaKing duik irom Charlotte to JNonolK.
lhe connections at Norfolk, with superior
Ucean steamers, commend this route to all inter
ested n shipping. A. JOHNSON,
rrnilE NEW LINE FOR BALTIMORE,
X carrying the GREAT HARNDEN EXPRESS
itbiuir, leave Norfolk at b$ o'clock, p. m.
The new and elegant steamers
GEORGE LEARY, Capt. S. Blakeman,
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
JAS. T. BRADY, Capt. D. C. Landis,
Monday, Wednesday ami Friday.
The steamers of this line have unsurpassed ac
commodations, being all new and constructed
with great regard to speed, comfort and safety,
and the tables are equal to first class hotel fare.
Travellers g-ing North via Seaboard aud Roan
oke Railroad, can purchase tickets to Portsmouth,
where coaches will be in waiting to convey them
and their baggage free of charge to the New
Line Steamers. Ample time is afforded to make
sure connection, and the tare under any circum
stances as low as by the Old Bay Line.
Travellers going via Weldon and Petersburg
and Norfolk and Pel ersburg Railroads can procure
through tickets at Petersburg and have baggage
checked to Baltimore, Philadelphia and New
This line connects at Baltimore with the Rail
roads for all Principal Cities North and West.
Through Tickets sold on the Boats, and Passengers
and Baggage transferred from Boat to Cars Free
Passengers, Baggage and Freight transferred to
and from Portsmouth and New Line Steamers
free of charge.
Leave Baltimore from Spear's Wharf, foot of
Gay Street, at 5 o'clock, p. in.
H. V. TOMPKINS, Agent
sep 23134 ly8 At Norfolk.
J ATHHOP, LUDI NGTON & Co.,
330 Broadway, New York,
Offer to Southern and Western Jobbers and Re
tailers, at the lowest market prices,
A VERY LARGE AND ATTRACTIVE STOCK OF
CLOTHS, NOTIONS, HOSIERY, WHITE GOODS, C
jan. 16-ly. -
t HOWELL &. BROTHERS,
manufactubeks a importers of
IPap e P' Ha ngi n gs,
WINDOW SHADES, HOLLANDS, &C. V
No. 880 Baltimore Street,
. (Opposit Hanover,) -
" - v V;-v . . . BALTIMORE. ' 1
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The Stamp Act.
ONE OF THE TAX LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES.
Acknowledgment of deeds, Exempt
Affidavit, 5 cts.
(in suit or legal proceedings,) Exempt
Agreement or Appraisement, lor eacn
sheet or piece of paper, on which the
same is written, 5 cts.
Assignment or Transfers, of mortgage,
lease or policy of insurance, the same
duty as on the original instrument of
patent right, 5 cts.
Bank Cheeks, 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
demand, aud any promisory note what
ever, payable on demand or at a time
designoted exoept bank notes issued
for circulation, and checks made and
Intended to be, and which shall be,
forthwith presented for payment for a
sum not exceeding $100, 5 cts.
For every additional $100 or fractional
part thereof; 5 cts.
Bills of Ladiner vessels for the ports of the
United States or British North America, Exempt
vmi icccip vi gouuauii anyi.ireign ports, iu cts.
Bills of Sale of any vessel, or part there
of, when the considcrrtion does not ex
ceed $500, 50 cts.
Exceeding $500 and not exceeding $1,000, $1 00
Exceeding one thousand dollars for each
five 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 aiiy' person lor 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.
Bond's, county, city 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 arc requiredin legal pro
ceedings, and such as are not otherwise
charged in this schedule, 25 cts.
Certificates ot deposit in bank, sum not
exceeding one hundred dollars, 2 cts.
Of deposit in bank, 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 oi aeeas or .Notary
pnblic. 5 cts.
Of search of records, 5 cts.
That certain papers are on file, 5 cts.
That certain papers cannot be found, 5 cts.
Of redemption of land sold for taxet-, 5 cts.
Of birth, marriage and death, 5 cts.
Of qualifications of school teachers, 5 cts.
Ot profits of an incorporated company,
for a sum not less than ten dollars and
not exceeding fifty dollars, 10 cts.
Exceeding fifty dollars and not exceeding
one thousand dollars, 25 cts.
Exceeding one thousand 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 ot judgments and of all papers
recorded or on tile, 5 cts.
Check Draft or Order for the payment of
auy sum of money exceeding $10,
drawn upon any person or other than a
bank, banker or trust company, 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 sluill be conveyed, the ac
tual value which does not exceed $500, 50 cts.
Exceeding$500,audnotexceeding$l,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 custom house, not exceeding one
hundred dollars in value, 25 cts.
Exceeding one hundred dollars and not
exceeding five hundred dollars in valne,50 cts.
Exceeding five hundred dollars in value, $1 00
For the withdrawal of any goods or mer
chandize from bouded 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 election if au incorporated
company, 10 cts.
To receive or collect rents, 25 cts.
To sell, or convey, or rent, or lease real
estate, $1 00
For any other purpose, 50 cts.
Probate of will or letters of administra
tion, where the value of both real and
personal estate does not exceed $2,000, $1 00
For every additional $2,000 or fractional
part thereof, in excess of $2,000, 50 cts.
Bonds of executor, administrators, guar
dians and trustees, arc each subjected
to a stamp duty of $1 00
Protest upon bill note, check or draft 25 cts.
Promisory Note, (See Bills of Exchange,
inland,) Renewal of, subject to same
duty as an original note.
Receipt for the payment of any sum of
money, or debt due, exceeding twenty
dollars, or for the delivery of any pro
perty. 2 cfs.
Trust Deed made to secure a delt to be
stamped as a mortgage conveying estate
to uses, to be stamped as conveyance.
Warehouse. Receipt for any goods, wares
or merchandise not otherwise provided
for, deposited or stored in any 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 or deposited in any public
or private warehouse or yard, 25 cts.
Writs or Legal Documents, writ or other
legal process, by which any suit is com
menced in any court of record, either
of law or equity, 50 cts.
Writ or original process issued by a court
not of record, where the amount claim
ed is 100 dollars or over, 50 cts.
Upon every confession of judgment or
cognovit for 100 dollars or over, except
in cases where the tax tor a writ has
been paid, 50 cts.
Writ or other process, appeals from jus
tices courts, or other courts of inferior
jurisdiction, lo a court of record, 50 cts.
Warrants of 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 300 per
annum, 50 cts.
Exceeding 800 dollars, for each addition
al 200 dollars, or fractional part thereof,
in excess of 800 dollars, 50 cts.
Perpetual, subject to stamp duty as a
Clause ot guaranty of payment of rent
incorporated or indorsed, five cents ad
ditional. Measurers' Return, if for quantity not ex
ceeding 1,000 bushels, 10 cts.
Exceeding 1,000 bushels, - 25 cts-
Wortgnge, trust deed, bill of sales, or
personal bond for the payment of money
exceeding 100 and not exceeding 500
dollars, 50 ct.
Exceeding 500 dollars for every addition- -al
500, or fractional part thereof, in ex-
- cess of 500, . , 50 cts.
Pawner's Checks, 5 cts.
Passage Ticket from the United States to '
- any foreign port, costing not more than '-
' 35 dollars, . . - " 50 cts.".'
Costing more than 85, and not exceeding : -
J 50, S - ; 1 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, exeept proprietary and playing card
stamps, for which a special use has been provided.
Postage stamps cannot be used in payment ol
the duty chargeable on instruments.
It is the duty of the maker of an instrument to
affix and cancel the stamp thereon. If Ue neglects
to do so, the party for whom it is made, may
stamp it before it is used ; and if used after the
30th of July, 1864, and used without a stamp, it
cannot afterwards be effectually stamped. Any
failure upon the part of the maker of an instru
ment to appropriately stamp it, renaers mm lia
ble to a penalty of two hundred dollars.
Suits are commenced in many States by other
process than writ, viz : summons, warrants, pub
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 affidavit, taken before a Justice
of the Peace, Notary Public, or other officei duly
authorized to take affidavits, is held to be a cer
tificate, aud is subject to a stamp duty of five
cents, except when taken in suits ot legal proceed
Certificates of loan in which there shall appear
any printed or written evidence of an amount of
money to he paid on demand or at any 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 anv fractional part thereof, ol
the amount secured by the mortgage, at time ot
its assignment there must be affixed a stamp or
stamps, denoting a duty of five cents.
When two or more persons join in the execution
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 convevanc.es of real estate, the law provides
that the stamp affixed must answer to the value
ot the estate on interest conveyed.
No ftamn is renuired on anv 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 wheneve
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 of them, lu such
case a note or memorandum of the value or de
nomination of the stamp affixed should be made
upon the margin or in the acknowledgement of
the instrument which is not stamped.
We publish below the Civil Rights
Bill as it recently passed the Congress
over the President's Veto
".Be it enacted by the Senate and Souse J Repre
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress
assembled. That all persons born in the united
States and not subject to anv fo-eign Power, ex-
eluding Indians, not taxed, arc hereby declared
to be citizens of the United states; and such citi
zens ot every race and color, without regard to
anv previous condition of slavery or involuntary
servitude, except as a punishment for crime
whereof the rjartv shall Ave been duly convicted.
shall have the same right in every State and Ter
ritory in the United States to make and enforce
contracts, to 6ue, be parties, aud give evidence,
to inherit, purchase, lease, sell, hold, and eonvey
real and personal property, and to full and equal
benefit of all laws and proceedings for the securi
ty of person and property as is enjoyed by white
citizens, ana snail oe supject to iikc punisiimeui,,
pains, ami penalties, and to none other, any law.
statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom to the
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That any per
son who, under color of any law, statute, ordi
nance, regulation, or custom, shall subject, or
cause to be subjected, any inhabitant of any State
or Territory to the deprivation of any right se
cured or protected bv this act. or to different
punishment, pains, or penalties on account of
6uch person having at any time been held in a
condition of slavery or involuntary servitude, ex
cept as a punishment for crime whereof the party
shall have been duly convicted, or by reason of
his color or race, than Is prescriDed lor tue pun
ishment of white persons, shall be deemed guilty
of a misdemeanor, and. on conviction, shall be
punished bv fine not exceeding one thousand dol
lars, or imprisonment not exceeding one year, or
both, in the discretion oi uie court.
Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the dis
trict courts of t he United States, within their re
spective districts, shall have, exclusively ot the
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courts oi we several oiaies, eoKuizauec o mi
crimes and offences committed against the provi
sions of this act. and also, concurrently with the
circuit courts of the United States, of all causes,
civil and criminal, affecting persons who are de
nied or cannot enforce in the courts or judicial
tribunals of the State or locality where they may
be, any of the rights secured to them by the first
section OI this act; anu ii any suit or prosecution
civil or criminal, has been or shall De commenced
in anv State court airaiu'st any such person, for
anv cause whatsoever, or against any emcer, civil
or "military, or other person, for arrest or impri
sonment, trespasses, or wrongs done or commit
ted bv virtue or under color of authority derived
from this act or the act establishing a bureau for
the relief of freedmen and relugecs, and ail acts
amendatory thereof; or for refusing to do any ac
npon the ground that it would be inconsistent
with this act, such defendant shall have the right
to remove such cause for trial to the proper dist
trict or circuit court in the manner prescriDed Dy
the 'Act relating to habeas corpus and regulating
judicial proceedings in certain cases,' approved
March three, eighteen hundred and sixty-three,
and all acts amendatory thereof. The jurisdic
tion in civil and criminal matters hereby confer
red on the district and circuit courts of the Unit
ed States shall be exercised and enforced in con
formity with the laws of the United States, so far
as such laws are sululDie lo carry me bujiiu iuiu
effect ; but in all cases where such laws are not
adapted to the obiect, or are deficient in the pro
visions necessary to furnish suitable remedies and
punish offences against law, the common law, as
modified and changed by the constitution and
statutes of the State wherein the court having
jurisdiction of the cause, civil or criminal, is
held, so iar as me same is uut iucuubibil-uu wim
the Constitution and laws of the United States,
shall be extended to and govern said courts in
the trial and disposition ot such cause, and, if of
a criminal nature, in the infliction of punishment
on the party found guilty.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the dis
trict attorneys, marshals, and deputy marshals of
the United States, the commissioners appointed
by the circuit and territorial courts of the United
States, with powers ot arresting, imprisoning, or
bailing offenders against the laws of the United
States; the officers and agents of the Freedmen's
Bureau, and every other officer who may be spe
cially empowered by the President of' the United
States, shall be, and they are hereby, specially
authorized and required, at the expense of the
United States, to institute proceedings against all
and every person who shall violate the provisions
of this act, and cause him or them to be arrested
and imprisoned, or bailed as the ease may be,
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lor trial betore sucn court oi uie uuiieu oiaies or
territorial court as by the act has cognizance of
the offence. And with the view to affording rea
sonable protection to all persons in their consti
tutional rights of equality before the law, without
uistinciion ox ruets or cuiur, ui prcviuua vuuui
tion of slavery or involuntary servitude, except
as a punishment for crime, whereof the party
shall have been duly convicted, and to the prompt
discharge of the duties of this act, it shall be the
duty of the circuit courts of the United States
and the superior courts of the Territories of the
United States, from time to time, to increase the
number of commissioners, so as to afford a speedy
and convenient means for the arrest and examina
tion of persons charged with a violation of this
act. And such commissioners are hereby author
ized and required to exercise and discharge all
the powers and duties conferred on them by this
act, and the same duties with regard to offences
created by this act, as they are authorized by law
to exercise with regard to other offences against
the laws of the United 8tates.;
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted. That it shall
be the duty of all marshals' and deputy marshals
to obey and execute all warrants and precepts is
sued under the provisions of this act, when to
them directed ; and should any marshal or dep
uty marshal refuse to receive such warrant or
other process -hen tendered, or to use all proper
means diligently to er-wute the same, he shall, on
conviction thereof, b fined in the sum of one
thousand dollars, to the use of the person upon
whom the accused is alleged to have committed
the Offence. Ana tue Detter va euauic uie nm
commissioners to execute their duties 181111111117
and efficiently, in conformity with the ConstTtu-
lon of the, unitea states anu me requirements u
this act, they are hereby authorized and empow
ered, within their counties respectively, to ap
point, in writing, under their hands, any one or
more suitable persons, from time to time, to exe
cute, all such warrants and other proeess as may
be issued by them in the lawful performance of
their respective duties ; and the persons so ap
pointed to execute any warrant or process aa
aforesaid shall have authority to summon and
call to their aid the bystanders or the posts com
itatus of the proper . county, or such portion of
the land and naval forces of the United States, or
the militia, as may be necessary to the perfor
mance of the duty with which they are charged,
and to insure a faithful observance of the clause
of the Constitution which prohibits -slavery, In
conformity with the provisions of this act; and
said warrants shall run and be executed by said
officers anywhere in the State or Territory within
which they arc issued. - -
8ec. 0. And be it further enacted, That any per
son w ho shall knowingly and willfully obstruct,
hinder, or prevent ant officer, or other person
charged with the execution of any warrant or
process issued under the provisions of this act,
or any person or persons lawfully assisting him
or them, from arresting any person for whose ap
prehension such warrant or process may have
been issued, or shall rescue or attempt to rescue
such person from t le custody of the officer, oth
er persons or persons, or those lawfully assisting
as aforesaid, when so arrested pursuant to the
authority herein given and declared, or shall aid,
abet, or assist any person o arrested as aforesaid,
directly or indirectly, to escape from the custody
of the officer or other person legally authorized
as aforesaid, or shall harbor or conceal any person
for whose arrest a warrant or process shall have
been issued as aforesaid, so as to prevent his dis
covery and arrest after notice or knowledge of the
fuct that a warrant has been issued for the appre
hension of such person, shall, for either of said
offences, be subject to a fine not exceeding one
thoussnd dollars, and imprisonment not exceed
ing six months, by indictment and conviction be
fore the district court of the United States for the
district in which said offence may have been
committed, or before the proper court of crim
inal jurisdiction, if committed within any one of
the organized Territories of the United States.
Sec. 7. And be it further enacted. That the dis
trict attorneys, the marshals, their deputies, and
the clerks of the said district-and Territorial
courts shall be paid for their services the like
fees as may be allowed to them for similrr servi
ces in other cases; and in all eases where the pro
ceedings are before a commissioner, be shall be
entitled to a fee often dollars in full for his servi
ces in each case, inclusive of all tervices incident
to such arrest and examination. The person or
persons authorized to execute the process to be
issued by 6uch commissioners for the arrest of
offenders against the provisions of this act shall
be entitled to a fee of Ave dollars for each person
he or they may arrest and take before any such
commissioner as nforesind, with such othr fees
as may be deemed reasonable by such commis
sioner for such oilier additional services as may
be necessarily performed by him or them, euch as
attending at the examination, keeping the prison
er in custody, and providing him with food and
lodging during his detention, and until the final
determination of such commissioner, and in gen
eral for performing such other duties as may be
required in the premises ; such fees to be made
up in conformity with the fees usually charged
by the officers of the courts of justice within the
proper district or county, as near as may be prac
ticable, and paid out of the treasury of the United
States on the certificate of the judge of the dis
trict within which the arrest is-made, and to be
recoverable from the defendant as part of the
judgment in case of conviction.
Sec. 8 And be it further enaetedr That when
ever the President of the United 8tates shall have
reason to believe that offences have been or are
likely to be committed against the provisions ot
this ac within any judicial district, it shall bo
lawful for him, in his discretion, to direct tho
juuge, marshal and district attorney of such dis
trict to attend at such place within the district,
and for such time as he may designate, for the
purpose of the more speedy arrest and trial of
fiersons charged with a violation of this act; and
t shall be the duty of every judge or other officei,
when any such requisition shall be received by
him, to attend at the place and for the time there
Sec. 9. And! be it further enacted. That it shall -he
lawful for the President of the United States,
or such person as he may empower for that pur
pose, to employ such part of tho land or. naval
forces of the United 8tates, or the militia, as shall
be necessary to prevent the violation and enforce
the due executicn ot this act.
Sec. 10. And be it further enacted. That upon '
all questions of law arising in any cause under
the provisions of this act a final appeal may be
taken to the Supreme Court of the United '
Scale of Depreciation, - '
The following Act, in relation to the scaling of
Confederate Currency, from the time of its first
issue to the end of the war, passed at the recent
session of the General Assembly: .
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED1. AN ACT" TO
ESTABLISH A SCALE OF DEPRECIATION
OF CONFEDERATE CURRENCY, f
Whereas, By an ordinance of the Convention,
entitled "An ordinance declaring what laws and
ordinances are in force, and for other purposes,"
ratified tin 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; and it is further therein declared
that " all executory contracts, solvable in money,
whether under seal or not, made after 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 they
were solvable in money of the said currency,"
subject, nevertheless, to evidence of different In
tent of the parties to the contract; therefore,
Re it enacted by the General Assembly of Vie State
of North-Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the
luthority of the same. That the following scale of
depreciation be and the same is hereby adopted
and established as the measure ol value of one
gold dollar in Confederate currency,: for each
month, and the fractional parts of the month of
December, 1864, from the 1st day bl November.
186L, to the 1st day ot May, 1865, to-wit:
Scale of depreciation of- Confederate currency, the
gold dollar being' the tmt and measure of value,
from November 1st, 1861, to May 1st, 1865 : .
fl 20 $3 00
5 23 00
... 23 00
. 25 00
? 80 00
: 42 00
February, : ....
November, $ 1 10
December, 1 15
December 1st to 10th inclusive,
iuin to zvin,
" 1st to 81st. .
And, wltereas, Many grave and difficult disputes
fuardians and trustees, and their legatees, distri
utees, wards and eestuysque trust, in the settle
ment, ui meir accouma ana Trust, arising from 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. -r. ' - -
lie it further enacted.- That in all such eases, 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 of
one of the Judges of the Superior Courts, chosen
by the parties, who Is hereby authorized to con
sider and determine the same, according to equity
and good conscience: Provided, hourver, That no
part of this section shall be construed to estop or
binder any person from proceeding h the usual
course-of law, if he shall deem the same necessary.
Clerk of Senate.
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