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distinction between the laws nod Constitu
tion. Ho desired to have them support and
, execute both, until the laws were declared
, unconstitutional, if it should happen so, by
. the proper tribunal.
The section was verbally amended on mo
tion of Mr. Turgee and adopted. , .
. The sections from five to eight, including
the whole of the article, were read aud adop
! ted seperately. "
. - On motion of Mr. Ashley, the report was
. ordered to be printed as amended and made
.special order for filial passage to-morrow 12
o'clock. , - .
The report on militia as reported from the
'committee of the whole, of four sections,
' Vas read, adopted and the same order made
"( as in CR98 of executive report.
. Mr. Harris of Wake inquired whether the
committee on redisricting tho State had
been appointed. Not appointed.
Mr. Harris then called up the petition, for
divorce of Ann Underdew from her husband
- Gilliam Underdew, when
Mr. II. asked its reference to a select com
mittee. . Mr. Turgce moved to lay on the table.
Mr. Harris of Wake said that that Gilliam
- Underdew had married his wife Ann, and
t- defrauded her of eight hundred dollars of
Vher hard earnings, runaway aud again uiar
'ried in Ohio,. They were free persons of
1 color, arid married in 1838. . She was a wo-:-man
of unblemished character, haJ been
crually treated and now feared thai should
-he die, the- balance of her property might
be claimed by her unworthy ImsVimU - It
.-referred, he was confident she cotiVl make
noli statement 'lieft,r the cotnmittee -
would induce tho Convention to grant the
t " Mr. Ashley favored the reference. He de
sired a full report, on the whole subject. If
. divorces were granted here, the desks of del
egates would be covered, Rut this matter
might be referred for a full and fair report
." on this subject. No doubt it was a case of
. hardship, but let the whole affair, with all
. similar cases, pn;s over to the Legislature
linaily. where such provisions could be made
in tiia law as would be liberal and just.
; Mr. King, of Lenoir, said he hoped the
Convention would perform its legitimate
duties. If one divorce was granted, twenty
', thousand would pour in. It was out of tho
lie called for the yeas and nays. Not sus
Mr. Harris, of Wake, replied briefly, aud
the motion to refer was put and adopted.
Was resumed, when r. resolution by Mr.
". Harris, of Wake, in relation to relief, was
read and postponed.
On motion the bill of rights was made
the special order for Saturday 12 M.
' Resolution by Mr. King in relation to the
' action of the Convention, was read and
Resolution by Mr. Harris, of Wake, read
"" and laid on the table.
Resolution by Mr. Congleton, that the
Convention consider first the constitution
and then relief, before other business.
- ' Mr. Forkner moved to adopt, when on
motion of Mr. Hood the resolution was ta-
Resolution by Mr. Gnntcr, regulating the
hour of daily sessions, was read and with
drawn. Resolution by Mr. Teague, instructing the
committee of three to confer with Gen. Can
by, to inquire how far he will recognise leg
islation by this Convention, was read aud
laid on the table.
Resolution by Mr. Rich in favor of con
ferring upon the Governor the veto power.
Mr. King, of Lincoln, requested that his
' name be recorded in the negative on the
vote for four years' term of office for Gover
nor, &c. Granted.
Ordinance, by Mr. Duckworth, in favorof
Sheriff Justice, of Henderson county. Read
Ordinance by Mr. McDonald of Chatham,
in relation to taxing old debts 75 per cent,
was read, when
On motion of Mr. Taylor, the Convention
Section 1. The Executive Department shall
consist of a Governor, in wliom -shall be vested
the supreme executive power of the State, a
Lieutenant Governor, a Secretary of Statr, an
Aw'.itor, a Treasurer, a fuperiiiteiideut ol Public
Works, n Superintendent of Public Instruc'.ion,
. and an Attorney General, who shall he elected
for the term of four years, ty the qualified elect
ors of the State, at the same times and places,
and in the same manner, as nii'uihers of the Gen
eral Assembly are elected. Their term of office
surll commence on the first day of January next
after their election, and continue until their suc
cessors are eieeted and qualified ; Provided, That
the officers first elected shall assume the duties
of their ofiiee ten days after the approval ol the
, Constitution by the Congress of the United
States, and shall hold their ullico for four vears,
from and after the first day of January, lijot).
Skc. 2. Xo person shaU be eligible as Governor,
or Lieutenant Governor, unle s he shall have at
. tabled the age of thirty years ; shall have been a
citizen of the United States for five years, and
. shall have been a resident ot this 8tate for two
r years next before the day ol election ; nor shall
the person eieeted to either ol these two ofliees
be eligible to the same office more than four
years iu any term of eight years, unless the
. . office shall have been cast upon him as Lieuteu
aut Governor, or President ot the Senate.,
Sec. 3. The return of every election lrom ofli-
cers of the Executive Department shall be sealed
; up and transmitted to the seat of Government
., , by the returning officers, directed to the Speaker
. of the House of Commons, who shall open and
" : pnblish the same in the presence of a majority of
."' the members of both Houses of the General As
sembly. The persons having the highest num
ber of votes respeetivuly, shall be declared duly
- elected; but it two or more be equal aud higu
',' est in votes for the same office; the one of them
shall be chosen by joint ballot ot both Houses of
j the General Assembly. Contested elections shall
.. be determined by a joint vote of both Houses of
the General Assembly, in such manner as shall
be prescribed by law.
Seo. 4. The Governor before entering upon the
duties of his office, shall, in the prescucc of the
. , members of both branches ol the General As
sembly, or before any Justice ot the Supremo
Court, take an oath or an affirmation, that he
4 " -will support the Constitution and LawB of the
United States and of the State of North-Car liuu ;
, ' that he will laithfully perform the duties pertain
. , ing to the office of Governor, to which he has
' . been elected.
' Seo. 5. The Governor shall reside at the seat
.""of Government of this State, and he shall, from
(v time to time, give the General Assembly inlor
.: nation of the sll'airn of the State, and recom
' mend to their consideration such measures as he
'r shall deem expedient.
Seo 6. The Governor shall have power to
,7 i .-'grant reprieves, commutations, aud pardons, af
ter conviction, for all offences, (except in cases
. . of impeachment,) upon such conditions as he
.' p may think proper, subject to such regulations as
" may be provided by law relative to the manner
,' -( applying for pardons. He shall annually com
municate to the General Assembly each case of
. ' L reprieve, commutation, or pardon granted, sta
.. ting tne name of the convict, the crime for which
' he was convicted, the -entence and its date, and
the date ol commutation pardon or reprieve, and
the reasons therefor.
, : " 8bo. 7 The officers of the Executive Depart
ment and ot the Public Institutions of the Statu
' shall at least five days previous to each regular
' session of the General Ass.-mbly, s jverally report
to the Governor, who shall transmit such reports,
.v with his message, to the General Assembly ; and
the Governor may, at any time, reauire inform.
tion in writing from the officers in the executive
. department, upon any subject relating to the du-7.-'
ties of their respective officers, and shall take
care that the laws be faithfully executed.
, dbu. o. i ue uovenior suuu oe iommandcr-ln -Chief
of the militia of the State, exeem whnn
, they shall be called into the service of the Uni
8bo. 9. The Governor shall have power, on ex
traordinary occasions, by and with the advice ot
the Council of State, to convene t he General As-
- sembly in extra session, by bis proclamation, sta
ting therein the purpose or purposes for which
they are eonvened.
Seo. 10. Tha Governor shall nominate, and,
by and with the advice and consent of a inajori--.,,'ty
of; the Senators elect, appoint all oOicers
" whose offices -are established by this Constitu
tion, or which, may b created by law, and who
appointments are not otherwise provided for,
aud no such officer shall be appointed or elected
by the General Assembly. s
Sec. 11. The Lieutenant-Governor shall, by
virtue of his office, be President of the Senate,
but shall have no vote unless the Senate be equal
ly divided. lie shall, while acting as President
of the Senate, receive for his services the same
pay whicfeshiill, for the same period, be allowed
to the Speaker of the House of Commons, and
he shall receive no other compensation except
when he is acting Governor.
Seo. l'i. In case of the impeachment of the
Governor, his failnre to quality, his absence from
the State, his inability to discharge tbe duties of
his office, or iu case the office of Governor shall
in anywise become vacant, the powers, duties,
and emoluments of the office shall devolve upon
the Lieutenant Governor until tlie disabilities
cease, or a new Governor shall be elected and
qaalided. In every ease In which the Lieutenant
Governor shall be unable to pre"ide over the Sen
ate, the Sena'ors shall elect one of their own
member president of their body ; and the pow
ers, duties and emoluments ot the office ol Gov
ernor shall devolve upou him, whenever the
LicuteuantGovi rnor shall, for any reason be, pre
vented from discharging the duties of such of
fice as above provided, and he shall continue as
acting Governor, until the disabilities be remov
ed or a new Governor or . Lieutenant Governor
shall be elected and qualified. Whenever during
a recess of tho General Assembly, it shall be
come necessary for a President ofthe Senate to
admiuistcr the government, the Secretary of
State shall convene the Senate that they may
elect such a President.
Seo. 13. The respective duties of the Secreta
ry of State, Auditor, Treasurer, Superintendent
ol Puhlie Works, Superintendent of Public In
struction ltoincy General shall be prescri
bed by law V the office ol any of said officers
' shall be vac li by death, resignation, or other
wise, it shaliM: the duty of the Governor to ap
point anothermtil the disabilities be removed,
or successor Tie elected and qualified. Every
such vacancy shall be filled by election at the
first Jtuerl election tbat oceam uiorejhan ,
"thirty days aUvr the vacancy has taken place, and
the person chosen shall hold the office for the
remainder of the unexpired term fixed in tbe
first section of this article.
Sec. 14. The Secretary of State, Anditor,
Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Works and
Superintendent ol Public Institution, shall con
stitute, ex officio, the Couneil of State, "who shall
advise the Governor iu the execution of his of
iiee, and three of whom shall constitute a quo
rum ; their advice and proceedings, in this ca
pacity, shall be entered in a journal, to be kept
lor this purpose exclusively, and signed by the
members preseul, against any part of which any
member may enter his dissent, and such journal
shall be placed before the General Assembly
when called for by either House. The Attorney
General shall be, r ojjitio, the legal adviser ofthe
Seo. 15. The officers mentioned in this article
shall, at stated periods, receive ior their services
a compensation to be established by law, which
shall neither be increased nor diminshed during
the time for which they shall have been elected;
and the said officers h"all receive no other emo
lument or allowance whatever.
Sec. l(i. There shall be a seal of the State,
which shall be kept by the Governor, and used"
by him, as occasion may require, and shall be
called " the Great Seal o'i the State of North-Carolina."
All g'ants and commissions shall be is
sued in the name, and by the authority of the
Stale of North-Carolina, sealed with " the Great
Seal of State," signed by the Governor, and
countersigned by the Secretary of State,
Sec 17." There shall be established in the office
of Secretary ol State, a Bureau of Statistics of
agrieullure und of immigration, under such reg
ulations as the General Assembly may provide.
Friday, February 7th 18C3.
The Convention assembled in the Com
mons Hall at 10 o'clock, Pres. Cowles in the
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Hood of the Conven
tion. Leave of absence was granted to Messrs.
Dowd, Rose and Read.
Mr. Rodman, a petion for a divorce from
Mr. Hood a report from the committee on
relief: That delegates send to the commit
tee the name and history of those since 1801,
now banned, who are in hearty accord with
Tbe report was accepted, when
Mr. Hood moved its adoption, and Mr.
Durham moved to lay that motion on the
The yeas and nays were called as follows:
Fob. Messrs. Durham, Ellis, Ethendge.
Gahagan, Hare, Hodnett, IlofHer, Holt, Len
non, Marler, Merritt.
AoAiNaT. Messrs. Abbott, Ashley, Ayd
lott, I3arne3, Blutne, Bradley, Bryan, Carey,
Cundler. Chillson, Colgrove, Congleton, Cox,
Daniel, Dickey, Duckworth. Eppcs. Forkner,
Franklin, French, of Bladen, French, of
Rockingham, French, of Chowan, Fullings,
Gahagan. Garland, George, Glover, Gralnun,
of Montgomery, Grant, of Wayne. Grant, of
Northampton, Gunter, Harris, of Wake.
Harris, of Franklin, Hayes, of Robeson,
Hayes, of Halifax, Heaton, Highsmith,
Hobbs, Hollowell, Hood, Hyman, Ing, Jones,
of Caldwell. Jones, ot Washington, King,
of Lincoln, King, of Lenoir, Kinney. Laflin,
Lee, Legg, Logan, Long, Mann. May. Mayo,
McDonald, of Chatham, Moore, Morton,
Mullican, Murphy, Nance, Xewsoin, Nich
olson, Parker, Parks, Petree, Picrson, Pool,
Raghtnd. Ray, Renfrow, Rhodes, Rodman,
Rose, Smith, Stilly, Stilweli. Sweet, Taylor,
Teauue Tourgee, Trogden, Tucker, Turner,
Watts, Welkcr, Williams, of Wake.
Yeas 11. Nays S9.
Mr. Daniel said he was for universal am
nesty and wished all relieved, who arc now
Mr. Marler agreed with Mr. Daniel. '
Mr. McDonald, of Chatham, the same.
Mr. Rradiey. the same.
Mr. Ellis said he desired all to be pardoned.
The motion was lost, when
Mr. Hood moved the previous qucstion,nnd
Mr. Durham said there was the infamous
and unentleman!y call for the previous
question, not permitting the Conservatives
to offer an amendment.
Mr. Hood said the Conservatives had an
opportunity to amend, but did not offer to
The yeas and nays were called as follows
on the adoption of the report :
For -Messrs. Abbott, Andrews, Avdlott,
Barnes, Blume, Bradly, Bryan, Carter," Cand
ler, Chillson, Colgrove Congleton, Cox, Dick
ey, Duckworth, Eppes, Forkner, Franklin,
French, of Rockingham. French, of Chowan,
Fullings, Gahagan, Garland, George. Glover,
Graham, of Montgomery, Grant, of Wayne,
Grant, of Northampton, Gunter, Harris, of
Wake. Harris, of Franklin, Hayes, of Robe
son, Hayes, of Halifax, Heaton, Highsmith,
Hobbs, Hollowell. Hood, Hyman, Ing,
Jones, of Caldwell. Jones, of Washington,
King, of Lincoln, King, of Lenoir, Kinney,
Laflin. Lee, Legg, Logan, Long, Mann,
May, Mayo, McDonald, of Chatham, McDon
ald, of Moore, Moore, Morton, Mullican, Mur
phy, Nance, Newsom, Nicholson, Parker,
Parks, Petree, Pierson, Pool, Ragland, R.iy,'
Read, Renfrow, Rhodes, Rodman, Rose,
Smith, Stilly, Stilweli, Sweet, Taylor, Teague,
Tounree, Trngdcn, Tucker, Watts, Welker,
and Williams, of Wake.
Against : Messrs. Durham, Etheridge,
Graham, of Orange, Hare, Hoffler, Holt, Mer
ritt, and Williams, of Sampson.
Yens 89. Nays 9.
Mr. Marler was excused from voting.
The resolution was adopted.
Mr. Morton, a resolution that a copy of
the relief ordinance bo sent to the Sheriffs
and Clerks of the Counties ; and moved the
rules be suspended.
Agreed to, and the resolution was adon
The ordinance of Mr. Welker in relation
to liabilities of Banks, was called up, the
report of the committee reconsidered, and
it was placed on the calendar.
Mr. Harris, of Wake, moved to reconsider
the resolution adopted yesterday, that the
Convention meet daily at 10 A. M.. and 4
Agreed to, when Mr. H. moved to strike
out 4 and insert 7 P. M.
Mr. King, of Lenoir, opposed, when the
yeas and nays were called for and the vote
stood as follows :
For Messrs. Andrews, Ashley, Aydlott,
Barnes. Blume. Bryan, Chillson, Congleton,
Duckworth, Forkner. Franklin, Garland,
George, Graham, of Montgomery, Graham, .
of Orange, Grant, of Wayne, Grant, of North- '
ampton, Gunter, Harris, of Wake, Hayes, of
Halifax, Hood, Hyman, Jones, of Washing
ton, King, of Lincoln. Long. Mann, McCub
bins, McDonald, of Chatham, McDonald, of
Moore, Moore, Nicholson, Parker, Parks,
Petree, Ragland, Read, Smith, Stilly,
Teague, Tourgee, Welker, Williams, of
Against: Mess-. Abbott, Bradley, Cand
ler, Cherry, Cox, Dnniel, Dickey. Durham,
Ellis, Eppes, Etheridge, Fisher, "French, of :
Bladen, French, of Rockingham, French, of
Chowan, Fullings, Gahagan, Glover, Hare,
Haves, of Robeson, Heaton, Highsmith,
Hobbs, Hodnett, Hoffler, Hollowell, Holt,
Ing, Jones, of Caldwell, King, of Lenoir,
Kinney. Laflin, Lee, Legg, Lennon, Lngnn,
May, Mayo, Marler, Merritt, Mullican, Mur
phy, Nance, Newsom, Pierson, Pool, Ray,
Renfrow, Rhodes. Rodman, Rose, Stilweli,
Sweet, iaylor; Trogden, Tucker, Turner,
The' motion to amend was lost and its
adoption having been reconsidered the reso
lution passed over.
The resolution of Mr. Gongleton calling on
Congress for a loan of three millions lor ag
ricultural, educational and other interests of
Mr. Congleton argued at length the great
necessity ot such a loan. It would benefit
both the poor white and colored man it
would give homes to the homeless, and in
terest those in the prosperity of the State,
who had proven themselves to be tite very
best friends ot the Union. They might be
scofied at and reviled, but they were the
tond-find sinew of the land and ii behooved
this Convention- to take action in their be
halfnot only because it would benefit them
individually but it would build up the
State, and give courage and wealth and
strength to the truly loyal men of the coun
try. He paid a high tribute to the colored
man for his loyalty, coinage and manliness.
Mr. McDonald, of Chatham, followed, ar
guing the necessity of the adoption of the
resolution. He was a friend to the colored
man, and desired to see him have an interest
in the soil of the State.
Mr. Watts moved to amend so as to leave
the amount to be borrowed uncertain, and
also to secure the best terms.
He endorsed the principles of the resolu
tion. He was a friend to the poor white
and colored. He was not to be intimidated
by villirication or slander, nor did he fear
the threats of Col. Vance. Something must
now be done for the landless. Let this
Convention act wisely and promptly.
Mr. Hood appreciated the sentiments of
the delegates, and while the resolution was
right in principle, yet it needed much
amendment. His friends need not fear the
colored people. There was no Esau among
them. The right of suffrage was too dear.
But he desired it to be understood that he
favored this resolution for the white man
also. It it was only for the colored people
he would oppose it.
Mr. Harris of Wake said that the argu
ment should be based ou the broad grounds
of humanity. The statistics of the Bureau
showed how destitute white and colored
people of the State were. He favored this
resolution, not because it was complexional
nor could it be considered so, but because it
was humane and wise.
The hour of 12 having arrived the resolu
tion passed over.
The President announced the following
committee on the petition of Ann Underdew :
Messrs. Harris, Merritt and Fisher.
Mr. Sweet, bv permission, presented a re
port from the Legislative Committee. Or
dered to be printed.
1 lie article on the Lxecuttve Department,
it being the
Was taken np. The 1st section was read.
Mr. Durham moved to amend by striking
out the offices of Lt. Governor. Superinten
dents of Public Works and Instruction and
The yeas and nays were called for as fol
For: Messrs. Durham, Ellis, Etheridge.
Graham, of Orange, Hare. Hodnett, Holt,
Lennon, Mailer, McCubbins, Merritt, New
som. Williams, of Sampson.
Against : Messrs. Abbott, Andrews, Ash
ley, Aydlott,Baker, Barnes. Blume, Bradley,
Bryan, Carey, Candler, Cherry, Congleton,
Cox, Daniel, Dickey, Duckworth, Eppes,
Fisher, Forkner, Franklin,' French, of Bla- '
den, French, of Rockingham. French, of
Chowan, Fullings, Gahagan, Galloway, Gar
land, George, Glover, Graham, of Mont
gomery, Grant, of Wayne. Grant, of North
ampton, Gunter, Harris, of Wake, Harris, of
Franklin, Hayes, of Robinson. Haves, of
Halifax. Heaton, Highsmith. Hobbs, Hoffler,
Hood, Hyman. Ing, Jones, ot Caidwell.Jones,
of Washington, King, of Lincoln, Ling, of
Le. loir, Kinney, Laflin, Lee, Legg, Logan,
Long, May, Mayo, McDonald, of Chatham,
McDonald, of Moore. Moore, Morton, Mulli
can, Nance, Nicholson, Parker, Petree. Pier
son, Pool. Ragland, Rav, Read, Renfrow,
Rhodes, Rose, Smith, Stilly, Stilweli, Sweet,
Taylor, Teague, Tourgee, Trogden, Tucker,
turner, watts, Welker. Williams, of Wake.
Yeas 12. Nays 88.
Mr. Durham moved to strike out "four"
years and insert "two."
Mr. Graham, of Orange, desired to have
his name recorded against the term of four
years on the vote of yesterday. Messrs.
Candler and Daniel, the same.
The section was then read, and Mr. An
drews called for the yeas and nays on its
Fou : Messrs, Abbott, Andrews, Ashley,
Aydlott, Barties, Blume, Bryan, Carev, Cher
ry. Chilson, Congleton, Cox, Dickev", Duck
worth, Eppes, Fisher, Forkner, Franklin,
French of Bladen, French of Rockingham.
French of Chowan, Fullings, Gahagan, Gar
land, George, Glover, Graham of Montgom
ery, Grant of Wayne, Grant of Northampton,
Harris of Franklin,"Hayes of Roleson, Haya
of Halifax, Heaton, Highsmith,- Hobbs,
Hood, Hyman, Ing, Jones of Caldwell, Jones
of Washington, King of Lenoir, Kinney, Laf
lin, Lee. Legg, Logan, Long, Mann, May,
Mayo, McDonald of Moore, Moore, Mullican,
Murphy, Nance. Nicholson, Parker, Parks,
Pierson, Pool, Ragland, Ray, Read, Ren
frow, Rhodes, Rodman, Stilly, Stilweli,
Sweet, Taylor, Teague, Tourgee, Trogden,
Tucker. Turner, Watts, Welker 77.
Against : Messrs. Bradley, Candler, Dan
iel, Durham, Ellis, Etheridge, Graham of
Orange, Gunter, Hare, Hodnett, Hoffler, Hoi
lowell, Holt, King of Lincoln. Lennon, Mar
ler. McCubbins, Merritt. McDonald ot Chat
ham, Morton. Newsom, Petree, Rich. Smith,
Williams of Sampson, Williams of Wake
Mr. Aydlott voted for it, but was opposed
to a fonr years term.
Mr. Bradley for the same reason voted no.
Mr. Candler the same.
Mr. Abbott protested against this inter
minable system of talking during the ballot.
Mr. McDonald of Moore, favored two
years, but voted for the section.
The second resolution was read, when
Mr. Durham moved to strike out "four" and
insert "twenty," strike out 'Tesident" and in
sert "citizen," strike out "two" and insert
"five." and add at the end of the section
"shall be able to re-ad and write."
The yeas and nays were called as follows :
FoR-Messrs. Bradley, Durham, Ellis,
Graham, ot Orange, Hare, Hodnett. Hoffler,
Hollowell, Holt, Lennon, Marler, McCubbins,
Merritt, Williams, of Sampson,
Against : Abbott, Andrews, Ashley, Ba
ker, Barnes, Blume, Bryan, Carey, Candler,
Cherry, Chilson, Congleton. Cox, Dickey.
Duckworth, Eppes, Fisher, Forkner, French,
of Bladen, French of Rockingham, French,
of Chowan, Fullings, Gahagan, Garland.
George, Glover, Graham, of Montgomery,
Grant of Wayne, Grant, of Northampton,
Gunter, Harris, of Franklin. Hays, of Robe
son, Hays of Halifax. Heaton, Highsmith,
Hobbs, Hood, Hyman, Ing, Jones, of Cald
. well. Jones, of Washington, King of Lincoln,
Kinney, Laflin, Logan, Long, Mann, Mayo,
McDonald.flf Chatham. McDonald, of Moore,
Moore, Morton, Mullican, Murphy, Nance,
Newsom. Nicholson, Parker, Parks, Petree,
Pierson, Pool,; Ragland, Read, Renfrow,
Rhodes, Ridi; Rodman,- Smith, Stilly, Stil
weli, Sweet, Taylor. Teague, Tourgee, Trog
den, Tucker,- Turner, Watts, Welker, Wil
liams, of Wake.
Yeas J4. Nays, 82.
Mr. Holt moved a qualification of Gov
ernor and Lt. Governor of $2, (00 freehold.
Mr. Rich to amend by saying $10,000.
Accepted by Mr. Holt.
Mr. Congleton moved to amend by ma
king it $20,000 in slave property.
THr. Rich moved that $10,000 be Confede
The motion was taken on the original
amendment as follows :
' For : Bradley, Daniel, Durham, Ellis,
Graham, of Orange, Hare, Hodnett, Hollo
well, Holt. Lennon, Marler, McCubbins,
Merritt, Rich,WilIiams, of Sampson.
Agaikst :-i- Abbott, Andrews, ' Ashley,
Blume, Bryan, Carey, Candler, Congleton,
Cox, Dickey, Duckworth, Eppes. Etheridge,
Forkner,Franklin.Frcnch, of Bladen, French,
of Rockingham, French,, ot Chowan, Ful
lings, Gahagan, Gailand, George. Glover,
GrahamijfMontgtinjery, Grant, of Wuync,
' Grant, ofiorthampton, Gunter, Barns, of
Wake, Harris, of Franklin, Hayes, of Robe
son. Hayes, of Halifax. Heaton. Highsmith,
Hobbs, Hoffler, Hood, Hyman, Ing, Jones, of
Caldwell, Jones, of Washington. Kiug, of
Lincoln, Kinney. Laflin. Lee, Logan. Long,
Mann, May, Mayo, McDonald, of Chatham,
McDonald, of Moore, Moore, Mullican, Mur
phy, Nance, Newsom, Nicholson, Parker,
Parks, Petree, Pierson, Pool. Ragland, Ray,
Read, Renfrow, Rhodes, Rodman, Rose,
Smith, Stilly, Stilweli, Sweet, Taylor,
Teague. Trogden, Tucker, Turner, Watts,
Welker, Williams, of Wake.
Mr. Harris, ot Wake, said that he knew
men with a property qualification, who did
not know enough to bell a buzzard. He
voted for intelligence.
The section was adopted.
'The 4th section was read, when
Mr. Graham, of Orange moved to strike
out the words "and laws." He said it was
sufficient to require an officer, to swear to
support the constitution.
Mr. Heaton said he was satisfied with an
oath to support the Constitution. It was
the usual form of an oath.
Mr. Tourgee said ho could not vote for
a man for Governor, who was not willing to
swear to support the Constitution and laws.
The vote on the motion was taken as
For Messrs. Abbott, Ashley, Bradley,
Cherry. Daniel. Durham, Ellis, Etheridge,
Fisher, French, of Bladen, George, Graham,
of Orange, Grant, of Wayne, Hare, Harris,
tit Wake, Harris, of Franklin, Hayes, of
Halifax, Heaton, Higlismitii, Holibs, llod-
nett, Hollowell, Holt, Jones, of Caldwell,
Jones, of Washington, King, of Lincoln,
Lnfln, Lennon, Logan,5Iarler,Merritt, Moore,
Parker, Pierson, Read, Rhodes. Rich Rod
man, Stilly, Sweet, Taylor, and Williams, of
Against : Messrs. Andrews, Barnes,
Blume, Bryan, Carey, Candler, Chillson,
Congleton, Cox, Dickc7, Duckworth, Fork
ner. Franklin, French, of Rockingham,
French, ot Chowan, Graham, or Montgome
ry, Gunter, Hayes, of Robeson, Hood, Hy
man, Ing. Kinney, Long, Mann, May, Mayo,
McCubbins, McDonald, of Chatham. Mc
Donald, i Moore, Morton, Mullican, Nance,
Newsom. Nicholson. Parks, Petree, Pool,
Ragland, Renfrow, Smith, Stilweli, Teague,
Tourgee, Trogden, Tucker, Turner, Watts,
Welkcr, and Williams, of Wake.
Yeas 42. Nays 54.
The section was adopted, also the 7th,
8th and 9th.
On the 10th section Mr. Graham, of
Orange, called for the veas and navs. He
said that section overturned the established
usages ol the State, and he desired to see a
record upon it.
On motion of Mr. Heaton the section was
amended by inserting "rmjority ofthe Sen
ate lor " senators elect, and as amended
the section was adopted.
Air. Kicli moved to insert the following
Sec. 10. Everv bill which shall have pass
ed the Senate and Assembly, shall, before it
becomes a law, be presented to the Governor ;
it he approve, he shall sign it ; but if not,
lie snail return it with his objections to that
house in which it shall have originated ;
who shall enter the olfactions at large on
their journal, and proceed to consider it. If,
after such consideration, two-thirds of the
members present shall agree to pass the bill,
it shall be sent, together with the oljections,
to the other house, by which it shall likewise
be reconsidered ; and if approved by two
thirds of all the members present.it shall
become a law, notwithstanding tbe objec
tions of the Governor. But in all such cases,
the votes of both houses shall lie determined
by yeas and nays, and the names of the mem
bers voting for and against the bill, shall be
entered on the journal of each house respec
tively. II any bill shall not be returned oy
the Governor within ten days. (Sundays ex
cepted) after it shall have been presented to
nun, tne same snail oe a taw, in ukc mumier
as if he had signed it, unless the Legislature
shall, by their adjournment, prevent its re
turn ; in which case it shall uot be a law.
In his opinion it was important that the
Governor should have the veto power. In
New York there had been an instance where
a rail road by the useot money,, had twice
passed a bill, which was properly vetoed by
the Governor to the benefit of tbe State. Al
though such corporations could get a major
ity they coulcl not obtain a two-tinrus vote.
Mr. Heaton said this was a question of
-vast importance. Doubtless the veto power
bad operated tor tne henent ot tne state oi
New York, but in Ohio where it was un
known, the State was as prosperous and hap
py. There was a marked instance of the
mrnc of this power by the present Presi
dent. No man had ever used it so broadly
or so dangerously before. The Convention
should pause and consider before it adopted
this section. He was opposed to lodging
this kinglv power in the hands of one man.
to thwart or hinder the will of the people.
It was anti-republican in its nature.
Mr. Jones, of Washington, said this was
a change in the constitution, which lie deem
cd tmly an innovation. Tho Legislature
knows what the people wish, when the Gov
ernor dops not . But if the latter happens
to differ, down comes the veto. It was a
dangerous power This was a subject of
vast importance.- H lie governor was elect
ed for four years and clothed with great
power. .The veto should not he conierrea.
There was a lamentable instance of its dan
ger, and when history records the deeds of
the present national Executive, it will write
in parenthesis the leto Executive. This pow
er has hung like an incuhus upon the people
for years. , In his opinion this was not tbe
proper moment to itrge the matter, for the
Convention was no preparedto decide.
Mr.- Ashley moved to lay the section on
The motion was carried. .
. The 11th section was read, the words "by
virtue of his offiqe," on motion ot Mr. Tour
gee, were strickcj out, and it was adopted.
. The 12th sectifn was read, when
j . Mc Rodman ipoved to amend so as to
strike out?" impeachment of the Governor,"
and insert " conviction of the Governor on
. Mr. Tourgee said the amendment would
prevent the suspension of the Governor from
office, during his trial for impeachment, and
until conviction. He hoped the Convention
would not do this." The usage heretofore
had been dmereut, and considering the
power of the Governor over the militia, his
patronage, &c, the provision in the consti
tution as it stood was a wise one. The Gov
ernor should be suspended immediately on
impeachment, an 1 it would not lie long be
fore he was tried, acquitted or convicted.
Mr. Rodman said the Governor represents
the popular will as much as the House of
Commons. 1 But as the section stood, the
House of Commons could turn the Governor
out, merely by preferring articles ol impeach
ment The cause may be frivolous, but suffi
cient to form an excuse in time of great par
ty excitement. Thus tbe House of Commons
would be ' made the supreme power of the
State. The checks, necessary to the stabil
ity of Republican government, would be de
stroyed, ne proposed to retain these checks
and balances, and not make the Governor or
the House of Commons the supreme power
of the State. Besides it was said that the
trial would be speedy. Now the trial of
Warren Hastings in England lasted, it be
remembered correctly, seven years.
Mr. Heaton said it the Governor should
retain his office upon impeachment, it would
be at war with all precedent. Could the
learned delegate from Beaufort point cut
any such instance ?
Mr. Rodman said the question was now
in controversy in Congress;- The general
Impression is that the President will not be
suspended, in case ot impeachment, tiow
it will be decided lie-did not know, it ever
decided, as there had been no case of Exec
utive impeachment before, either of Presi
dent or Governors of the States. But lie
thought it highly improper to confer upon
the House ot Commons tbe power to vacate
the office of Governor whenever it pleased to
Mr. Heaton said the office would not be
vacated, as there would be a Lientenant
Governor in readiness to assume the office at
once. Wherever a judge of the Supreme
Court had been impeached, he had hecn
suspended from the duties of his office.
Mr. Jones, of Washington, said that when
the military arrest a man, he is for the time
being suspended from office, but the civ
il law is different. Innocence is presumed
until guilt is proven. It is the opinion of a
majority of the legal minds of America, that
further legislation would have to be neces
sary before the suspension of the President
could take place on impeachment. In times
of party strife, if this section be permitted to
remain unaltered, the Governor of North Car
olina might be impeached and turned out ot
office for a trivial affair or from mere parti
zan spite. This amendment put such a ca
tastrophe beyond peradventure. Prudence
dictated its adoption.
Mr. Tourgee said the presumption that a
man is innocent, does not save him from ar
rest, which in some casts debuts his ex
ercise of the duties of a citizen. The pre
sumption of the innocence ot the President
or auy other officer liable to impeachment,
when the House of Representatives has sol
emnly declared its opinion that there is a well
founded suspicion of malfeasance in office,
should not prevent their suspension from
the duties of office. Were gentlemen afraid
of the House of Commous of North
Carolina? Their argument was based on
the hypothesis that the representatives of
the people would become corrupt. Who is
to be more trusted the people or the Gov
ernorone man than ninety-nine? It the
acts of a Governor should give proof suffi
cient for two-thirds of the House ot Com
mons to vote for impeachment, it was prima
facie evidence that he was a dangerous man.
It was said that the House of Commons
would become the supreme power in the
State. He had rather have it so, than that
one man should become the centre of power.
As to delay i trials, the defendant could
delay, but the Senate would never refuse a
speedy trial to any man.
Mr. Jones of Washingtion said the lan
guage of the section was unsatisfactory. The
more he heard, the more he believed it !est
to incorporate the- amendment Without
it, the Governor of North-Carolina would be
placed in an anomalous position.
Mr. Holt moved to adjourn. Lost.
Mr. Tourgee said he had examined the
constitutions of several States and the lan
guage was the same as now used in the sec
tion. The amendment was lost and the section
The 13th, and 14th, verbally amended,
loth, and 16th, verbally amended, were read
When the 17th section was read a question .
arose as to whether three sejierates Bureaus
or one only was contemplated, and it was
decided that the Bureau of statistics, agri
culture and immigration should be one.
Mr. Durham offered the following addi
tional section :
Section 18. No person of African descent,
or of mixed blood, shall be eligible to the
office of Governor or Lieutenant Governor or
any other Executive office.
Mr. Rich asked what mixed blood meant,
Scoteh--Irish. or what ?
Mr. Durham I understand it in the ordi
nary legal meaning of the term.
The yeas and nays were called, as follows :
For: Messrs. Durham, Ellis, Etheridge,
Graham, of Orange, Hare, Holt, Lennon,
Marler, McCubbins, Merritt, Williams, of
Against: Messrs. Abbott, Andrews. Ash
ley, Barnes, Blume, Bradley, Bryan, Carey,
Candler, Cherry, Chilson, Congleton, Cox,
Dickey, Duckworth, Eppes. Forkner, Frank
lin, French, of Bladen. French, of Rocking
ham. French of Chowan, Fullings, Gahagan,
Garrett, George, Graham of Montgomery,
Grant of Wayne, Grant, of Northampton,
Gunter, Harris of Wake, Paves, of Robeson,
Hayes, of Halifax, Heaton, Highsmith,
Hobbs, Hood, Ing. Jones of Caldwell, Jones,
of Washington, King, ot Lenoir, Kinney,
Laflin, Lee, Legg, Logan, Long, Mann, May,
Mayo, McDonald, of Chatham, McDonald, of
Moore, Moore, Mullican, Murphy, Nance,
Newsom, Nicholson, Parker, Parks, Petree,
Pierson, Pool, Ragland, Ray, Renfrow,
Rhodes. Rich, Rodman, Smith, Stilly, Stil
weli, Tavlor, Teague, Tourgee, Trogden,
Tucker, Turner, Watts, Welker, Williams, of
Yeas 11. Nays -84.
Mr. Harris, of Wake, said that he had de
sired to amend by saying that no man, the
father ot mulatto children, or his descen
dants, should be eligible to .the offices nam
Mr. Durham said the amendment would
turn out about half the members of the Re
publican party in this Convention. Laugh
ter. Mr. Harris and you will take the lead.
Mr. Hood as the amendment does not
exclude black hair he voted no. ; Laugh
ter. Mr. McDonald of Chatham, said as he was
rather dark-skinned, he voted no, A gen
Mr. Tourgee said he thought it unkind
for gentlemen to mix the blood and move
its exclusion, lie voted no. Applause.
Mr. Watts said that he had not examined
the pedigree ot members, as especially Con
servatives, and he voted no. Laughter.
The amendment was lost, when
On motion the Convention adjourned.
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From Rochester, N. Y.
Rochester, Feb. 7th. The Insane Asylum
lias been burued. Four female inmates were
., 7 v " ;- ;;."! I Bor th Standard.
Messrs. Editors : I would wish, through
your cob. nms, to call the attention of the
Convention to the existing state of affairs
throughout our good old State; and, if it j
could be so as to meet the approval ot that
honorable and patriotic body, I would also
suggest a remedy.
The Durltamkcd portion of our citizens,
the " niggers," (for it is said by physiolo
gists that animals assimilate to their food.)
are going around and robbing the negro
and the loyal vhit man with impunity.
On Friday, tbe 24th tilt., four white nigger
broke into the dwelling of Jerry Cameron, a
negro, and cleaned him out of everything
getting, with other descriptions of plunder,
$20 in silver.
Now, in view of these outrages, would it
not be advisable, it possible, to pass an or
dinance authorizing the levying of a tax on
the property of the unreconstructed, to re
imbnrse the sufferers in the counties where
these outrages are perpetrated. Are loyal
men to be driven to destitution by these
flagrant outrages; and no prospect of re
dress? I hope you will call the attention
of your readers to this, to .. important
matter. I should add that Billy Ward's
horse was ttiken, (we will not offend Mr.
Durham by the word stolen,) ou last Thurs
day night. B. B.
February 3, 1808.
Letter from Granville County.
' Granville Com N.tJ.j Eeb. 5, 1868. ,
Mr. John . W. RxGLAND-SiV ; J hve
Iteen down in Franklin Nash, JEkliiecomhe,
Halifax and Warren, and now back in Ox
ford. The times are truly distressing about
living, to say nothing of debts, and if some
thing is not done to relieve the people from
debt, there will be great suffering among all
classes. I have talked with a great many
persons about the different resolutions in the
Convention, and it is the opinion of nearly
every one spoken to. that your resolution is
the only one that ' will relieve tlip people,
and give satisfaction ; and some of those I
saw were disposed to vote against what the
Convention did ; but every one said that it
your resolution passed, they would vote to
ratify what the Convention did. I have
heard intelligent men talk about it in the
above-named county. I went from Enfield
to Petersburg, and the Petersburg people
said your resolution was the only sensible
one that had been introduced in Southern
Conventions. Some go so far as to say that
if that resolution is passed, they will vote
for you for Congress. You ought to pass
that resolution by all means.' I am now in
meeting with several of your constituents,
and we wish your resolution to pass.
For the Standard.
Meeting of Inion Lesprnfs at Charlotte, N. C.
At a meeting of the Union Leagues of Meck
lenburg County, held iu Charlotte, N. C, on the
On motion A. W. Shaffer, Esq., was elected
Chairman, and . B. Fullings Secretary.
Tbe Chairman then appointed a Committee on
nomination of drlcgatcs to the Republican State
Convention to assemble in Kalcigh on the 26th
The Committee having retired, the Chairman
explained the object ofthe meeting in a few ap
propriate remarks, when the following persons
were reported and eieeted as delegates to the
Republican State Convention : Edward Fnllings,
Solomon 1. Jordan, Richard Smith aud ArmUied
On motion the meeting adjonmcd.
A. W. 8HAFFEK, President.
E. B. Fbiaings, Secrerary.
The following papers in Ohio have declar
ed for Mr. Chase for President: Ashland
Times,Asbtabula Sentinel, Butler Telegraph,
Bucyrus Journal, Cleveland Leader, Jackson
Standard, Obcrtin News, McCounellsville
Herald, Ottawa Union. Western Reserve
Chronicle. The following seem to favor
Chase, without being fully committed : Rip
ley Bee, Mue-a cheek Press, Wilmington Re
publican, Sandusky Register, Xenia Torch
light, Cincinnati Commercial. Mt. Vernon
Republican, Imnton Register, Miami Union,
Eaton Register, Zanesville Times, and Le-
bannon Star. Of the remaining Republican
papers of the State, 29 arc fully committed
for Grant, others are understood to favor
Grant and a small number are for Thomas,
Sheridan, or non-committal. It is safe to
say that all will support the nominee of tbe
Republican party, with their utmost vigor
The following is the Republican ticket in
Alabama. The Rebels had no regular
Governor William "H. Smith of Ran
dolph. Lieutenant-Governor Andrew J. Apple
gate of Madison.
Secretary of State Charles A. Miller of
Auditor R..M. Reynolds of Wilcox.
Treaturer Arthur Bingham of Talladega.
Sup't Education N. B. Cloud of Mont
gomery. Sup't Indwt. Resources John C. K,-'ffer of
Attorney General Joshua Morse of
Choctaw. . .
LHst. 1 F. W. Kellogg of Mobile.
Dint. 2 C. W. Buckley of Montgomery.
Dint. 3 B. W. Norris of Elmore.
Dint. A C. W. Pierce ot Marengo.
Dint. 5 J. W. Burke of Madison.
"The Montgomery (Alabama) Sentinel,
of the 20th ult., says it is reported as a fact
that the negroes in Monroe county, of that
State, are not permitted to leave a planta
tion without first procuring a pass; that
gangs ot men pat re it the county as In slave
times ; and tbat if a negro is caught with
out a pass of the plantation where he is at
work, in tbe night time, he or she receives
thirty nine lashes by these gangs of self-
constituted peace keepers. The Rebels hope
to ne allowed to maintain these rules on the
day of the coining election, in order to pre
vent colored voters from exercising the right
And yet, under all discouragement, our
friends in Alabama hope to carry their new
Constitution, and fulfill their utmost duty
under the Congressional reconstruction acts.
May Heaven send them triumph 1 N. Y.
Good News for Wilm inoton. A tele
gram from Raleigh yesterday afternoon con
veved the welcome intelligence that the bill
for the relief of the Wilmington, Charlotte
and Rutherford Railroad, by which the
State endorses the bonds ot that road to the
amount of $1,000.0000 had passed the Con
vention by ten majority. This is welcome.
intelligence to the people ot this section as
well as ot those parts lying along the entire
'line of the railroad, complete and incom
plete, and will result, we hope, in the spee
dy completion of this great thoroughfare.
Alleged Insanity of Mrs. Lincoln.
Private letters received from Chicago state
that Mrs. Lincoln is insane beyond all
doubt. She recently sold all the furniture
j in her house, and has two obi men as body-
guurri, neneviug sue win nc rouoeu ana
murdered. " Her mania is for selling, and a
dread lest she come to want. All her friends
are said to be conscious of her mental con.?.
' dition, but think, so long as she is harmless,
- her removal to a lunatic asylum would in
i crease her derangement Boston Herald.
y- p-'M.i8o8 I
The princil)Rl t?pic of cnnvc' ' . '8- j
ight anionsr Dobticisina nn.i ...i. ." w. 1
oiu.wito, i uesuav. Kh a ...
Grant-Johnson corifaimnl.nr.r..... .ls 'lie I
Ofljce. As the matter now stands r '
has had the last say. The Prt.il ' . ,"
evening finished a reply to Gen. Gninr. i
letter, which he will send to the Uentr i ;
morrow.- The President's friend clai iU
this letter will floor Grant; while o 1
friends claim that he has already fl'"'1
Johnson. Thecorresnor.ili.i-. . "ll
until late in thedav. It created , re1
sation. Although it took a long WuiV i i
have it read every member pid the ,'1 ' I
attention. Several of the passes 7 W
letters to Johnson created n at ,i ,m,i '.'
laughter among the KcpuMiciM-ir '?
Cor.N.T.TrU,uru,. . 1 ni "u J
Relief op Destitution is Wilmtv. 1
w n vr mi... .i.i " "-MINCTov i .
v. .ui. iiiniiueus S evens iiivn, .
resolution (to which was
im? inven to r, . 'V " "j oc
"'"a in one year.
Wasuinoton, Feb. 7-ln the 8enate the tenure
office bill wus passed. It provides that ten day. '
after its passage no general or special agent of
the President's Department, Bureau or tranche,
unless authorized by statute, specifying thu uu, ' .,
and compensation, shall be. appointed, comm JK '
sloncd. or employed, or continued. In.offic,. 1
ccpt five special agents of the State Depurta'iew
or Revenue agents, or Inspectors of Internal ro,
nue, authorized by acts March 8d, lSSOS, June li'ti '
1&04, March 3d, 1805. or any other general or sJ.
clal agent commissioned and compensated t,T
When the President shall appoint, ond the Sen
ate shall confirm successors, the President may
appoint, with the consent ot the Senate, twenty
five general or special agents ol tho Treasury
Departmcn. ; the Secretary may appoint twenty
five detectives in the old rannner; and the Post,
master General may appoint certain route agent,
and twenty-five special agents.
The bill authorizing the bridge over the Missis,
sippi at La Crosse passed, and the Senate ad.
In the House several members made personal
explanations, when the House went into Com
mittee on Ihe appropriation bill.
A proposition authorizing the Secretary of .
War to replace the Capitol police by flic derail of
soldiers was ruled out of order iu appropriation
After stormy discuscion the House adjonrned
Mr. Dickens visited the President to-day.
The Southern Railroad committee reported the
amount expended on roads while held, $45,000,
000 for labor. The value ol property sold on
various roads, was J7,000,000. Unpaid January
1st, five and a half million. Restored seventy
eight million. The report takes ground that the
Government obtained a clear title to roads, mi
that their restoration by the President was Illegal
and void. The committee, iu conclusion, askid
the adoption of the following resolutions:
"Jienohed, That the Committee on the Judicia
ry be instructed to report a resolution declaring,
in substance, that no claim shall be entertained
by any officer or department of the Government
In favor of any railroad or railroad company, ia
any of the late rebel States, or favor any audi
State for the use of any such road or rolling
stock, or other railroad property, or for trans
portation of troops, Government property, or
passengers, or mails, for any poition of time du
ring the late rebellion, or prior to the rcstoratina
of any such road to original owners after the
cessation of hostilities. i.
'Resolved, That the Committee on theJudicary
are hereby instructed to report a joint tcsolutiou
requiring a strict accountability from all rail
roads In the lato rebel States, and that they he
compelled to liquidate their Indebtedness upon
the terms now granted without consideration or
recognition in the least degree of any claims lor
use or damage by occupation of the United
States, to the end that payments nlmll be enforced
according to existing bunds, or In default thereof
the Government shall exercise its legal rights of
possession and disposal."
The Cabinet was full to-day except Messrs.
McCulioch and Stanton.
The argument, ex parte, in the MeCardlc case,
was concluded. Decision withheld.
Messrs. Bingham aud lloutwell ol the sub
committee ol reconstruction commit tec, will
report to thu committee on the legality ot the
President forbidding Gen. Grant obeying Stan
ton. The customs for the week ending the 30th, was
two million dollars.
The Post Office Department has ordered the
transmission of mails to and from Washington
and New-Orkaus, via Louisville, to Loudon.
Tallahassek, Feb. 7. The minority of (lie
Convention is still iu secret session. Ilaving
adopted the Constitution they are awaiting in
stmetions from Gen. Meade belore adjourning.
The majority refuse to recognize the acts of
the minority, or admit British subjects or non
residents to seats in Convention. Tho Presi
dent rules that foreigners nud nou-residents are
eligiblo to seats, aud refuses an appeal from his
decision without a two thirds vote.
Charleston, Feb. 7. The Convention passed
nine more sections of the bill ol Rights.
It is rumoreJ that Gen. Canny win take the
plaqe of Gen. Meade, aud that Gen. Sickles will
return to this District.
Atlanta, Feb. 7. -The report ol the commit
tee on Executive Department was adopted with
out amendments. It fixes the term of office at
four years, and requires ten years residence in
the State as a qualification.
The first section of the Irunchise eomtnittce'6
report w.a adopted.
A motion to strike out six and Insert twelve
months residence in the Stale as a qualification,
Thirty days residence in the County, as a qual
The Convention adopted the report of the com
mittee on tbe death of C. C. Richardson. His
remains left at 6 o'clock this evening.
Turmony has been held for bail in the sum of
twelve thousand dollars.
Richmond, Feb. 7. In the Convention a sub
stitute lor a section in ordinance on Executive,
making the Secretary of Btate, Treasurer, and
Auditor's offices to be filled by the popular vote,
was defeated by a vote of fifty-four to thirty-six.
A scclion was then adopted allowing the Leg
islature to fill those offices.
In the Circuit Conrt to-day the Judge decided
that the attachment of Chaflin & t o., of New
York, for forty-eight thousand, In which Stela
back A Co., here were closed, was not made on
sufficient cause, and shonld be abated.
The Republican State committee, it is stated,
will meet here on the 15th instant.
The Markets. .
NbwTokk, Feb. 7.-Cotton buoyant Sales
5,000 bales at 190. Turpentine C0(a60.
Rosin 87. Government stocks closed steady.
Gold active and buoyant daring to-day, but
closed at 42.
Galvbsvow, Feb. 7: Cotton active. Sales
1,500 bales at 18(5.18. i
Wilmington, Feb. 7. Spirits Turpentine d
vanced ; steady 55. Ilosin lower ; grades in de
mand. Cotton buoyant ; middling 17. .
rial from the corporation of IVilmin.rtonT
C , setting forth the purposes) iuQt
thecomm.ttee on Appropriations to h ' ?
in a bill d.R-cting the Fre,' linen's Bnrea 0 L J
advance to said citv TS ftno V. . 0