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from the enforcement of any neasure, that
by possibility might interupt the current of
harmonious feeling which now so happily
pervades our borders.
The dillerence between a half cent per
acre, and the tax that would he levied, if the
lands were assessed in the ordinary way. is
too small to warrant the exercise by the Leg
islature of a questionable power. Virtually,
equality im the payment of the State taxes
would not remove the lien on the possessions
of the proprietor, but by diminishing the year
ly rato, only extend the period of reimnburse
ment of the debt, for which his lands by stat
ute are pledged.
Influenced by these views, I recommend
that the bonds give in pursuance of the re
quirements of the Act of ';13, in number 25,
and amounting in the aggrcgate to 1220,2-1.
interest and principal be cancelled; that the
lands within the late Catawba territory be
clasified and valuel, with a view to the pav
ment of taxes by their owners; and that the
State discharge the renainder of the debt due
the Indians from the public treasury.
By the treaty of 1810, South'-Carolina
agreed to expend live thousand dollars for the
purchase of land in I -iywood county, or in
a mnountainous or thinly seftl'd coiuntry; to
pay for the outlay of the Inlians two thous
an 1 hive hindreddollars; ani afterwards, li
teen hundred dollars annually. A true con
struction of this clause of the "agreemoent,"
perhaps wvarrants the conclusion that, whietih
er or not the emigration iof the tribe should
take place the State was bound to piy the
respective amounts, and at the periods speri
fled. So far is this from havior be'n dome
that, from the report of the C nmissioners,
only an amount of nrine thousaml two hundred
dollars of the debt, that was to Ie liquidateul
in 18 ,tas been cancelled. It is to be in
ferred from the cvidencea ddmced itat many
of the Indians in North Carolina have receiv
ed either no part, or legally an insitlicient
portion oft heir annuit ; and with regird ti the
majority. that its appilmtmuent has been mle
at tines irregular, and w;thout referene to
any established rule. For this result I ac
quit the igent of all censure. In the prose
cition of his responsibl!e engagenents, I be
Jieve him to have practised all proper zeal
The teriis of the treaty nut having been
complied with lbv Soiuth-Canlina, hiow ail
when the reimainder of the debt, I l,Mt I, is to
be paid, is a quest ion for legisl itive decision.
In aid of your labors on this sulbiject, I desire
to brim a few facts to vour notice. The
present Inudian farm, withiin the old ('atawtba
boundary, was purchiased for .1000. Onli
one family of six persons-a tun:her and hr
yotng clildren, reside upon it; of the other
nmembers, of thue tribe in this Stmate, tortv-ei.rt
lead a wanderim life, and iftv-eight are iii
North Carolina. :rong ellbris ha te lhon
been preservingly but frut itlessiv ised to ill
,duce those who form a part of our popultion
to live on their ow in land. The report of Mlr.
Massay shows, that the (atawmba: in I lavwoiod
.are dissatisfied with their condition; that ma
my design returning to Soth Carolina; and
.that, after due deliberation, their Chiefs or
htead men, in both States, had notified him of
their willingness to emigrate and unite with
The Chickasaws, as soon as the means of re
movl shall lie put at their disposal. In the
Act of Congress making provision for the
current and contingent expenses of the Jadi
.an Department, passed, July - it appears
rthat the suni of -50(1(1 has been appropriated
"for the removal of the Cataba tribe of In
.dians now in the limits of Nortlh-Carolima."
As this grant was obtained, it is bielieved,
through thme instruiienta lit y of 31r. Thloiiias,
. the Inilhan Agent of tha~t State, the reasonm
why the Act does not apply to :jouthm Cat oli
.na is apparent.
Whelin the debt of twenty-one thoim~uind dol.
lars shall be discharired,' our obhigatin to
minister the wanits of thaawbia Inid ians
'willI, by no imeanso havye re:ed. TJo guiardi
parental afi'ection these chl iliren in itispiositioii
and in initelIleet, is it oiice dict atel lhv inoiinani
aty anid gratitudei, Thle pieriodl, pierha~ill, is inoit
remote, when the last sod il il b e b rowni on
the grave of a lieoplue whoi, inv. iduiafly :iwni cei
lectively, have becen faithfuil to lie laiidilof
their adotioniii, an iin i tiimies of Ierit, zeahiins
in the pretectiion of its hiiinor anid its interests.
I reconnmetii thait a iploitioni bei iinadei
to Conigress fur ani apphrioatiiim ip~i.il h-t toi
the aimiimiit set apjart for thii Catawbai~ Iiindins
mi North Carolina, :o defrtay'u t expenises oif
:the reinaval of the portion ofi thiat tribe vet ie
alppomited tio gat her their s'att ered iemiibers
on their farmi im York, ini oird'r, at thneii inot
convenient season niext yeair tio Suplerint eiil
thfeir emigrat ion to the W\est ; thiat iin theoir a r
rival at their new homite, hie fiurinish tut-m withI
farming uteuis, cause suitable budingliis toi
'be erecteid hi their use, prot ide themiu withi
;the nee~ssaries of life, aitul rniiaini withI thieii
until his service,. s, Iflie iiu loni''er ineessa.
ry. I als~o reconiinneid that, tuim I [hir riemti,
val, the pireseint agent be reqirid di hen~mtlyv
to attend to their wants, aiid to supply thueii
with clothinig atid provisions ini a wa1' as, if
jossible, to imisure anm egnaili and amnple prov is
ion for all, wheresoever loicateil,
Immediately after thme adjourimeeit tif the
adjournumenit of the L egislature, visitedl lie
Arsenals, andi subsneuienut ly attendiied as mia.
ny of the regimnenitai reviews, ini the Parirshes
and upper IDistricts, as miy civil engagiementiis
wouldl permiit. I regret uitofcquiiintyou that
I fouind timenuihtary ciindit ion of the State the.
pirablv~ defectivye. Not only the oirdimary
ineatns of defencue, buiit mneasu rab13v all ti
iuiaterials of wvar, were wvantiioi. 'The maitr
tinl ;rdior, too, which, it is ailmheil, diiitm
guishes our peo ple, seeimedl tio lie wanting,
anid the nolt utregliineint exhmf ibiiis of butioss.
ness antI indilereince by the tliers, as well
.as privates, lila inily she wed that lie abtsence
of excitmng inifluences, was opuerat ing~ injuamri
ously uponi thle trite initerests iof the St ate.
It is, pierhiapls, unn iecessa rv tim aissure you
thmat Semth Ci(arolinia lust, he'reaifter, ex i.-t as
a iitary peiople. JTe histoiry iif our' coiin.
try, for thle last ten years. :i librus atbumndanmt
proof that, as lonug as thme Uion enidures, Iihere
is to be nit hieacei'for the slaiveuhilde.m Au
eternal wvarta re againist his righmts iif peace
andi property, immoh-r thue aissiiiiatef imulaieu
of: lie plel andii States if Ithefiorth, andI theL
central power, has been solemuitly andi duebb
erately decreed. For this reasuon, it is essen
tial, that the comoinouity of whaiti he is a
member, shioul d lbe prepiaredl, at aimy mmomenit,
for every eumergencry.
TIhe meiasuires which arne the best adlapited
to pumt thie State in a condiuitiomi of ideifenlce; to
.insure an ellic:enit imilitary, iorganmizationm; aind
to arouse thie vigilanice, the piride, andi thme en.
ergy of the citizeni sohuher, ishio'jhI iiciate
your pmath of iduty at this timie.
By a resojluiion of youmr last ses ion, thle
GJovernor was repiireid tio incriase li ta um
hecr of .small armiu,, m thme A rsenials, tii I2,(J00t,
fit for service, and mnot to pertiit a rieducmtionu
I)elow it, bmy ordinary issues. TIo carry into
effect th:s impf1ortanit resolution, the Leg:sla. o
tore neglected to put one do!lar at my d 5s2. s
sal. Independent of $5000, for the puriase c
and distribution of arms, and 15,030, the
anoutit that was in the treasury, to the credi- a
it of the fund, for the sHane object, under the i
act of '33, I have expended, and contracted to a
pay for muskets, rifles, swords, and iuiuske' t
accoiitrements, 810,00( of t he appropriat:ion
for "mihitary clontingencies."
Ilaving received from the W1ar Departient it
the qpuota of this State for '47 '4H aal tIhe
present year, there have been deposited in
the Arsenals, acquired fron that source, and f
by purchase, since the coinmencement of my i
aifininistration, the nliiber and character of a
armns specified in exhibit A.
Thie cleanied muskets, of which the nuim
her is, proportionally very large, and those V
that have always been in goond order, show I e
the aggregate that you will find in exlihit. 13. s
Deducting the repaired guns, which are t<
sintable fordistribution, there will exist a de- t,
ticiency of arms in the Arsenals, absolutely e
required for the public service, which, I trust f
will readily be supplied. Of other miilitary a
weapons and rnateriails, ti number neizilel is f
detailed in exhibit (', to which I refer vo t.
'o what extent it is advisable to distribute
the public arils among ite ipeople, is a <ipses
tion I submit. for your decision. The repair
ed iusimgs and rifles are the only guns that
I have consented shouhi be witi ir:wi from t
the Arseintls, and to this rule, unless othecr
wise direeted by the Legislature I shall gen
In order to ascertain the opinion of the nii
litary o several prints of deepl pubii iliter
est, I adIressedi a circularto Major etiner:ls
of the Sate, resrestiii to cottveiie a hnzrd
of olflirers, in their respective divisions, fir
the purpose of ausw'ering critain iiuestions.
'lie repih:es of the Bnoards herewith forwaz r
ded. Of suhtl of their reiiineinlati:ns ::s I
approve, ani to whichs I aslc your not ice, a
stateiieot vou vill fiti in the paper m;nirk .ed
M i. I epecially advise the adoption of the fil- I
lowmg measures, viz:
Ist The re.rstablibieut of :izr:i! en
carnpinlLnts, unier snt guards :an reti
tions, as will iut'nterially miiifzfe, if not pie.
ven!, the supposedl hl:n'ral ltIUEl:!r' ~tsuch
'. . 'l'itt onue iimpanv if ('. .;ir' in each
juiei."~I d-ane, toa remlezenu ols at thIe Courift
I fouse, ail one o! rntiry in each 1e
Inent, hoth artued :anid .luipped for aet tian
service, !)e urganized into a division, and
placed under the conoiul:uiul of a 31-i,jer Gen
eral, an: cllicers of their own selection; aind
that to each regrihent there he attachead one
conipany of .\rtillery, in adhlition to the con
p;atn of ''1 in .\rtilfbry inl ('harlestot. ''he c
io0avalry ferce is des:nueid for a fudlice guard c
alwas readh- for 41u:y.
:1.1. l'iat wi:h the constut of the C:ty 1
(ount.l, tie Magazine he reinoved tro:i its
present :t, t~ the Cit:i'el sluare, twitli in the
crp u tez lin1, i of (iih-toi.
4th. The (raty Council of Charleston pay
imig one-third of the purch Iiase money, that the I
lot, the property of I)r. WVaring, on the South
side of the ( uard Ilouse siiare, be bought J
at a fair vaiuatio', an that the!r'e be crecled
thereon gun carriage ro nus, and a suitable ,1
btilhinr fr fixed a:nuniit:io:L.
:ith. 'int, for the puirci.ie t of arnis noni
tiuis of war :ail ti mlett extraordinar y exl-.n-\
ilt uri=, ?.i ,11(!(1 he afpyropriated, ain :-;;,
(tit) t .r thlie c ouige::t fitc!, snp;eet to the l
draft of the gov.'rauiir.
Auic tzuctz.-rn~a. set;1:-s-r.'i-T n. i :
Ia a State so strictly divotedi toh
the culture (if tfie earth as Soiuth-a rLa, ii
is su rprisinag tiuit ino iniqu.rv hiv th.e C 'ons.titu- b
ted A uth n~t es has ever beeni inusttuited to
eertaina fur aigricutuiral resouirces, and~ imb
ret ly heir c~aaity for mnintnerei:al :i zil mi tll
tarturing ent:erprize. OfI this' kolhW ae,
(easily necaritrld, :and~ import-int. if its true' in
t-re.; be e ouiu h iled, ta e very' u!:,ss ini soi i .1,a
probiably tnot 'lii ne ilier il aciura:,!v pol.- y
-sesedl. It isfrI mi thu:5 Ilti nme ui.
uimly abolut2'.5tt.t0t00 .f iniari '20.t00Nat:o if
iilthe that tii the bie-t Sizis thei f0i.iu~f i-a
lauis, cilluu realuueini. , ,,vic (i l(t)( f)() i
s unappijreezated;~ iahl that thei %waip ri-rion,
tie lauit .iluab!e crop, a intj Ites iunsuif.
reted to a trial ioif -rodi~ut -ei. pmnr. i
I thertia.re, wiod ulcaia t thei spntrit ofill-'
criafi~uii shu at inui.er., l ff :iul iiIai. i
uatiir ut Ii.ii lher neuiiilzauiu.,tWhae e.
ionu of the peopl~e, theu prionionent nIotve bi liar
St at cionnects thaeia wvith h 11ne, kindred b
ui trienids. n
ft ~iis personally ki i ti , that there
iey nais of :n-re luaue il igbiui'la lieu i
ril to1:0 ichesit .cruap *uof th us1 -i a if o "
lesta t ofitre:i tat werie i, rom cxity~ li c ii
inuhe teafct ie been abi.,n iti a .l \a n
it hr uiisa o ai 1z re i r:0 s It: a o s1r. ( ; I aa. i
wllns : are.i f su.l0 clariaow i iu a-gii uifa h
wiarit ud pe c ellerts I ui Inar atrary. thu
fiatef. tour thrlite Northeri iijl a n d trlliidis h~ad
ifotvmeedr omi tlit ul~ h 't thliieii ruways ;fur "
ihther risi th e pigiresttas II!tfinsuctfieon,
wl'heelrbeta!i aietat canuf in ouri Iaicuhurali "41
habanilandl uaiit re.--, tey f:!l eitntro e the '
peole s teroddil .aull bii'i'ierhtisu're, tofauui
ai ilalurV hk at moiut iut . t-tl.m. ii-i
iaat war, fmai~yrialuy~ atm lr, laadlr ihf
ivar siul i p urstvaf w-ine :(t roila ble C ~a~ "1
tiaralie, hi :nii sthe il stil fiicua It ii,.. 11
aitia cuntryi wice t beler ient lirin h a. sI
itt'est u air listrereetatoe ti he a ipopl a biii
their rdersv ier tcu jialuueal ur:al, I ti
asctaiediu. it pril tel iinatuated to the
Ast :uciseabh tfromli lihie- enterpr:a4 a; e, shub
t oh'te w ism osf the; iig sic' ure vb-tunzim iutoc
emith of sity. aa mrti)na.a claaon ihe.h "
ais, ot mduttry. rltnlhe thueiro oact aii intop
rderaad system. Nor will the p"-~pie tll('nt- I
elves be less ,enelitte l '1't, I;uoty ;tll that
uttcerns the laud of Iheir birth, is a matter of
ride and deep interest. 11, till: result, of tit
!;ricultiir::l esl:lorat nn satisfy theul that 1
'lit" of st routl-Carol;ria, in a 111 he c!eurncth
nd prcspcr.ty, neclipic: ;t higher rant .tuning
is tncntbcr:; of oar rrc:lt poli!i("al tardily,
rur i, n"n euerall}' c"u: t"etlecl, cuntentiilelit,
"ith its iu.i! irini ( uucOt1 itauts, will impart
u rea.ed energy to the arm, attd infuse new
Io:ltl into tilt: veins.
'I'ile late tic t !o'_ic"aI survey h:n'iir' laid the
itIII'I;,tioa ic:r lii,, grailti;lit), of olirn(:tt!!t'tt",
erect it .cliertrurtorc ulun, c onccrnue'
n itnl urtant tranch of I;nuwled"c, it pr;ictic:tl d Iliortr s:tti=tcin!r ellirt : iluuld now 1w . in:t(le
ditlilse tilt! 11 enclits which cln actlu:t:n::ult"c
ith the rest nreel; ottlie Si :!e is so ttel! cal_
ulatell to bus'ow. Uiitler this cunyit"tion, I
ulnl(1 policy and th'' l)nblir good i:Jdure nle
i advise, that a cu:npetemit per-:on he chosen
rnrtlie it Iliorotlrh agricultural and phrsieal
sanlin:tticni of Nuuth-('arulnta, and to collect.
1!i statstic:ll n;i nt :aiun on every irtdim tii
1 pun u;t, tyith thc" addition of Vital .Llti;tlt ::;
miler, that I lie task of cullec"tiii s!:tt1!-tical
Itlrurltit n be rcnewt'd every ten }'ears.
s.ttt. U0,111. AND u"t"Ilt:u r'rel.tc Itull\t _t I S.
The It iii ways in this fate, already tini' !i
11 and it llrilgre-., hiruih stro:Ir r ile1 t',
sit tlt" litresight :iiid etlterpriz: it our sill.
ells Ii tce het:rl att:ll:ene ! un tills itnlurt"umt
ne: tiun of inhi"U'ial pru'tr; ::s. \1'heu
;rcciu 'ille, Spartauhur..:1nd .hall
av,; been coanectec1 with the ,rr(!:,t \V ,stern
t Illilibia br,1ncli, it is F:II)l,.t: 1 :1 'li'ft ntt. ail
aa1,t:Ili 11Rt1111UI1,e;t ::,ii, lt.,'h (.;ill l)I't,21ta
I4111.11'd and Ow ":ttll
:lunu;tt;' a )uriti:,' ,o Intan:tt,_.i"; roiii10 li ii
t"i 111lit! crt"r:' t't"ty 4d the, S I",it". I !rn-: ;11 it
h'; Dower Ili flit' iitln'e tci1I n,:! be
'titl, slut ii tl s'tint'; !)c r1 ilu ;r, ,I, ,
The thret" principal I::,il 1:,1ad.s Pithier
ontr;c,."t, and Ill ml vs t)It wlileIi op.
lil:ly ,ic',rtIv h:" )NIit(.it"t! to cute
Ilent"C, Wit!1 the ('t )!1111:l,2:; and littl: )Ill''
.',:ttl and it; branull"s, will (.Nllilit. tt I-I) 0111l)It'tt"d ll n,'t 1t': I' r
JI'.,, hl t;tltt:l;'., 1'1111..! "
tit e .*'un lt"tl lillc. It:,(' . II) it tt'1'
Itii:aI itrt.%I ui"'itl.tt(illml li;trr uti11..
pt ti t; I I I ; I i I truuh. tit,' tn";It tt'oi"1; wiII
lase bc;c'n rxc (;utecl by the if;iit;i t" al;-i
is slaves a l t , l i l t .1 ( ( , . ; t t')'), i t t
,r thin anv si:tlilar uutl,:rt;tl;ic~_ in tic'
cited Statt"s. As tht'se iron rt)atl, wI!l
,)()It have lllollopoliztcd the 1 ttbli(: or irell
ral tralii(", it becotnt's itilp(Jl1:111t, ill yit w
f111cal c: ulntnllt icatiou, that the cart'i;t_!t"
rays ot"the St;t!o slimiltl lie t' utlc :'t tl its
Ilicient as tractic;l!,:t .
P1,110< Rood, in s:J:,:I!,!, and
bl'1ttL'1 :i:'llt'ttl; fur tt"t)thtll' ;1:1".i lit't'I!il!"
11 ilt't"Il1a11i'llt 1"t"I,:lii" t !ll. c'):Illtt'111 I',,;it!>.
Ir T( tit Itl:lttt't''it i:o ()i';Itit:ll"v Illtel't it. !
if the I"JI:111-r lit: a (InIsl Ii)I I f; )I- the I t"ic.
!e to Ileterltlinc the Ia:.f.r is for is atit"e
c'eis;,n. e Iucitivcr all ct)Il;I"t"ra!
1'tl(1lii--; ofgct)tl roatls a r" too obvi')11s I, r
pecial cu:iu:1c"ilt. 'I'!: "1" it c"r! the
Cu :e d for tilt' Itr1)+Incts c c f i : I , I i ; . t i ;
ic I 1 , w t l i ; i i h l y, 1 , t , t " c':) 1: 1
laht)r and ii iii;1ti ,it t xf,: ),c
I t'c;,e a cuu:rl,:,:.t'1" n.tt':t. ..:n! 1, )_
heal i111iiic"11e~ (,n 5ucit ty, n lc;c:i lists
trc"!v b,-('u 1'rtiiI
1i1 i,'.': s :1;11 41\ :11:17:1.1:lc1t1 ., tt.! ttf., tr,", 1
ist i ( li not' itgiili nd by oid iteauns, ill
(I iii tII'r triu ooodciCsoo("o Coistjitins imipalireld by pro.
(i.'N IA I. iiisi'oll OF st:"'ir-CAlOrIiNA~.
'i'l o. her lere with s stibinittoil, will pujti
(iii inl pottssession oft very' ;ratifying iiiIoriila.
io (in a deetioly ilterc.;tin-l sublje~ct. Thefiy
u;low tat at rich masst oft auithetic:j miaterial::
IIust Iativtt wi thle e'ry hist ory of outr 'Stte,
tl ofi the jitilhi charai(Icit ofseverail of 1her
,runaton lyal,lllic spiriteil citizenill thec
'14ti oficets; the diiscoveies iii tlit arie s
if the Seniate l~v tit.' clerk of tha~t bodly, andl
y the sialCi I tgenritun of t)1 Iilt jreilecc spry
:ba rgedr withI thei. duty of hisct'rtaiili:ttuerId hiat' f lh oumnsiie
a~tion to Soltht-Catrot lina, in thte ColonialI 1)e.
,i:irtliitrnt of Engtanid, airc ini miy judgienit,
.ulieieiit to juif~iy the aidoption of promnpt
recue't from ulition I tse ptrlc'iousi relic. I
*e~rli'l retooll ill, thatl. the (overnotr lbe
firt. lhli', an iii'ht'x of the manulllscripts oil
'1. dtI',d Fititlit ili; ,,,,('chrd~its tor viit. Loll
loll. Itaris :Intl Nl :ttrji, sir the purpost', tindtltr
l inn it tll' listiuwrjtl re'torls, (.r'ititiiiir thui
State, tgai ;I:"(, knoth"n "o exist, andi liuTilt be
!I u ri~~n: tei ('u t'al ri ir D, tl::tr it
it rs .11,'11. fire.
UicN:-:; ori 1 il'i.
'lhle returnr;to the li ( vit. , a ~lters vioml r ill
leinteoicofSe,.('tart' of Staiet.Th
ii"ni itjt In I t a bitst ract tita lil thle l:rt:; ct
~vii' hlt l tiiltn to l,;' 72"(,3-5, ati creaset1
ithlatI;,.~"s f 1?il.''i inr itf :,lir-, it ten.wi lat' 17 r;1.
r1:\;'.~ii ll or li r :ilt i:ri t1,urulmhc' ~t Ii fli
i : I I ! " titl(sitrii o i Il"I' r~1rt \ Ith il <I l fim"i
finsr o aii l t.Pail I n t wn t he ill!,~' iit'i, i
iiII itr itii'. vif (ill, (iiu tc A rvev iti :Isert:;I
t:i' v(r: t 't~s it lly,' iii r. II.: lC it be ;-le
;l' n tr:it Cri, - lo P. , i u u e I a i
1 litltil apae tgrI ~'shi~ h
+1: ajasirt Miii t11. .4. beeniir Wit iil h .1
It, survyor. in :the~i thper stic t a ni.'r
l~it iyuit of Iis: '1s a;I t';e zit ' 't o a ,.t r iti.
ti. ia r:i -a tilI th:ill t r ate(!r bey c
I i' iiiu ' i ll - I .i x1. ti ilt:.
ver r1a1 il t :i:.. 1 l i. it tec! I( . The
*,. t -'l:te l fI i t' il l (}?1'' , Is i', o i
but til liita l r'
i il iu th-.%!i ii HM..
Iiiuil to~~ ' a Iis( l s Ivt+r I .>t!'
ti't i : I : r ! ' , : ; ; '" (t l iii ( r '
l'Vrar . f , i li ;,: r~ -i i ii t i(.
!wi t,) so to- jilt :ill tiitd tre il th way tr it ze,
'I,,;-;1' XX tl I 1 I -r'1t. i ttt I i . ('.u, o
den, the eldest, Cir.t.riove , was shot by the
accidental discharge ot his brother IHE:Nv's
gun, and died fror they wound to-day about
noon. 'T'hus, in the 1711 year of his 'age, h:s
bern suddenly cut down, a noble, mranly,
blootning youth. But yesterday he was in
school, in glowing healthi and hopeful spirits,
beloved and adrnired by his teacher and school
tdes-this evening, though I can hardly
rcalize it, he is cold in doth. The sad event
has put a glooin on every face. his Mlticled
parents and ininerou.4 relatives have all the
symipathies of iheir fellow citizens in their
sorrowful hoa.neaveniient; young and old join
thetni in sincere niourniig."
.t -A rencrntre occurred in Liurens
District recently, as we learn from the
Herald, between two brothers, Sarnuel
aid Pinkny Workemo, which resulted
in the death of the former. We give no
particulars, but simply state that the sur
vivor in this most (e1ploraide affuir has
been adinitte-d to bail.
)i'Mgishttiec P2r>cee dings.
SENATE, Monday Nov. 26th--Met
at 12 M. The venerable President,
Angus Patterson, of Barnwell took his
seat, a ctiormi being present, several
new ineinbers were qualifiel and admit
ted to seats. Adjourned at 1 P. M.
IIo:sr. At the hour of 12, in. the
Clerk called the roll, tihe Speaker took
the Chair, a qjuorum being present.
The Speaker announced that during
the recess of the Legislature, informa
tioi had been received of the decease
of f er mebers--the late Messrs. E.
11 Earle, ). Crosby, T. S. Gillison and
'.I J Wrigit--and also the death of
Mr. J. Mlcelhaney, late door-keeper
of the IIlouse.
Several new nenbers were qualified
amd took their seats. After some re.
marks by M r. liobertson of Fairfield on
the death o! his colleagrue Col. Croshy
the custonlary resoltions of condoletiee
aid sympathy were also offered with al R
i'rotpriate al:d fleein g remarks, in rela
tiur to tihe death of mretrbers that have
been announced .
The Ilouse aljou'ned at 11-2 P. M.
Tr:Eisu Nov. 27 th.-Senate and
House were occupied with the Govern
TIU nreAY 28th SE.vr.:.--Mtr Ala
zc tih made a motion to refer that part of
the Message refering to the Bank to a
speelal! inistad oif tire usual Finance
("nnittee, which wals opposed by
M1essrs Hurcharnan, F. J. Muoses and RI.
1". WV. Allston, and~ advocated by Mlessrs
sp'irit con both sides, MIr. 31's reso'lutioni
wa~s carried byv oneic vote.
A r-sI .uti .nr preseted hiv Mfr. Mtar
shrall. providinig lFr tire app~lirnrnei:t c-f
*a S -cjah J oinrrt Comiftittec onr So imuchl
o f the- .;vernorj's Alssg as r-el ates to~
a 1l'eunitentiary, was adopted.
If[ots :.--Ti~hLlouse was occupied
im thre receptionr of petitions, pcresenrt.
mtits, etc. and the apporintment of
TturA , Nov. 20thi, S~N-rT.:
IThe Ses in this u~rrin wa rs takeni up
Iichi fl with tire preenetation of Pre
senit mnits, lI epurt s of Cc niirnissiouners of'
Frece Schirols, andi tire reference of mue
moils~ to the approprit fat e coinmdit tees.
Col.X Alss presenlted thre Presenit
I ist rict, whiiich was re4cei ved aind wec
rust will ireceivYe thrat attention its mer
3\Ir*. AlIoses introdc'eud a sc-rts of very
irlit st -l.hit tins. I r eis~i Ugt.
Illi refocrriiS in tire .1 :rws rela tin' to tihe
ci reuhit in of I ueetndIia ry punblica tions:
regulad tiorns t-)iiehing' our shave pcopula
tioni --and1 thet \ilitia Law.
T first of threse resohUt ions was, to
su.e'.estn to thei (cimdt tee ogi Fec eral
Rebitti'n tire propiety ofi hroposingc tire
enaetunint of srtrngenrt La ws to pcrevenrt
thintr(iodiuctiotn oh Incerdiar-v hpublica
ti sr through the 1l'nitedl Sta'tes 3Mails
in tis- State , oiruiding in their trans
The~ :cd lic-S'.ut iocl ledl on thre Ju
din-iy ti em~rcri-ie am;t report on~ tihe ex
ryhtting to thre Ifducational aril hlitl
I'u istrue(h liccn of > laves, and Free
Pe'trs-ons ofi (Cilor, & c.
Thei' thiiird seesi ofcs re-lut ion reif -.
Ired to tihe ( Cinniittee onr tire \filitary
thre conisidera:rtn oi f tihe eisnglaw inr
relationi to tire mlOde ofcllci fmris,
tihe fces of tire Shreriffs, and tihe.Patrol
I [All oft threse IQsoltin iciSwere adopct
edl, and suiggesting, as threy do, tipr
ta nt ani d prcical ly useful'atmeri nments
uJ~ tire pots referred~ to, canntot fail ini
midutcing~ reforims where tihey are muchi
needed. When tire conurrittees repiort
upon these suggestins theira -fc a
be better seen and appreciated.-Col.
At one o'clock the Senate proceeded
to the Ilouse to ballot for Master in
Euity and Register for Charleston
District, which resulted in the re-elec
tion of the present incumbents.
Ilocsi:.--The only important move
ment before the House to-day was the
elections. A hallot was gone into for
Register andl Master in Equity for
Charleston District, and Commissioners
in Equity for Chesterfield, Lancaster,
Beaufort, Orangeburg, Marion, Ander
son, Marlboro, Sumter, Riehland, and
Spartanburg. The result of the ballot
was as follows :
For Charleston, Thos. J. Gnatt, Re
gister in Equity, and J. W . Gray,
Suiter. Jno. B. Miller, Commission
er in Equity.
Spartanburg, T. O. P. Vernon,
Coimliesioner in Equity.
Lancaster, J. II. Witherspoon, Com
missioner in Equity.
Beaufort, I. R. Davant, Commis
sioner in Equity.
Orangeburg, T. D. V. Jamison,
Conunission~er in Equity.
:Marlboro, E. P. Ervin, Commission
er in giity.
Marion, C. D. Evans, Com'r in
Anderson, A. 0. Norris, da.
Chesterfield, J. C. Craig, do.
Mr. Ashmore made a motion to
amend slave law.
Friday, 30th Nov.
SENATE. The following additional
Iton. It. De Treville -St. Helena's.
lion. John Iluger--St. Thomas
and St. Dennis.
Ilon. P. P. Palmer--St. John's
The following Petitions were presen
By Mr. Witherspoon, from James
Gadsden and others, for permission to
lay a track from the S. C. Railroad to
Ashley or Cooper River.
Mr. Isaac ). Wilson Memorial of
Wilmington and Manchester Railroad
Mr. Black, Stockholders of Com
mercial Bank of Columbia, for renew
al of charter.
Mr. Moses gave notice of a Bill to
establish a Bank at Sumterville.
Mr. Cameron gave notice of a Bill to
Charter the Spartanburg Railroad
HOUSE. There having been no
choice for comnmissioner of Richland on
1st ballot, a second and third for the
same office were also had without re
Two ballots were also held for
T1reasurer of the Lower Division, but
nlo choice w~as made.
An election was gone into for solici
tor of the Eastern, Circuit:
A. M. Mel ver - - - - 81
C. W. Miller - - - - 78
Mr. Mclver, the present Solicitor
for that Circuit, was accordingly re.elec
Saturdar-, Dec. 1.
aSte~O. Mr. Gist presented the re
port o'f the joint commnittee cf exami
nation on the iBranichBahnk .at Colum
hia very long and argumentative
document. Tihe summary of objee
tions to the Bank embracedl the follow
T1hat loans had been too large im
That they had not been equally dis
, That notes had remainedI under pro
test too long without suit, ke.
Tlhat oflicers of tihe Bank favored
each iothier by mutual endorsements.
That old nootes had been renewed in
some imnstanices without payment of in
Mr. Moses presented a petition from
citizens of Claremsnt against Railroad
oj erations on the Sabbath. Referred
to committee on College, education and
Mr. Mazvck presentedl the memorial
of Junmius Smith, praying Legislative
aid to his enter prise of introducing the 4
culture of Tea' into this State.
Saturdar, December 1.
lu.u. T1he greater part of the
dlay was consumned ini successlve ballot
tingrs for TI'reasurer of the Lower Divis
ion, A dju tnt and lespecter General,
(Commuissionetr in EqutityV for Richland,
and Comptmroller G eneral.--which re
sulted as follows:
2nd hal. Third.
Laval, - - 65 93
Quash, - - 29 00
Lebby, - - 83 63
D~upre, - - 11 00
lorr, - - 23 00
elr.e Laval was thereforec declared
l'or Commissioner in Equity for
4th hal. Fifth.
I Porehier, - - 65 81
Tiradewell, -- 55 73
Logue, - - - 39 00
Mr. P'orcer wats therefore declare.d