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In advance, per year,:2 00 Not paid in advance, 2 50 Not paiil until six months have expir ed, . 300 Not paid till the year has expired, 350 No subscription received or a less time than a year, unless the price be paid in advance. .... . . , s yywh i" .. .T- "T 7 . ... .. " CHARACTER IS AS IMPORTANT to ctitpo .c tti iflHUKiAftl TO STATES AS IT IS TO INDIVIDUALS J AND THE GLORY OF THE STATE IS THE COMMON PROPERTY OF ITS CITIZENS i FAYETTEVILLE,. N. C, JANUARY 20. 1849. MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE. The folowing is a list of the members of the Legislature of North Carolina, convened in the city of Raleigh on the 20th of November, ISls. Those with stars at their names are whigs. SENATORS. Anson, D D Daniel, lllalifax, And. Joyner. Ahe, George IJower, 'Hertford, 'V N II Smith Beaufort C " Uredell, G F Davidson. &.Hyde, T D Smaw. .Johnston, Wm II Watson Bertie, L Thompson. Bladen C R Wooten. Brunswick Columbus Buncombe &,c. Burke, McDowell, Caldwell, Cibarrus, li Kendall. Lincoln &i ( II Catawba, W Coii- nej fin. Sam ue I I Patterson Martin, Daniel Ward. Mecklenburg, J Walker. Moore and ( John M NW WootKMontjiomerv Worth. Nash, J II Drake, Jr. N Hanover, Win S Ashe. Northampton, 5 M S I Rogers Onslow, John F Spicer. lOianue, John Berry. nard.lPas-uot;ml-: &, ( Vni B I'er jiiimans, Shepard Pers.., Hubt H Hester. Camden &. C Currituck J Bar Carteret C Jones, ) E S Bell. Caswell, Calvin (J raves.! Pi tt, Kborn. All iht.j Randolph, Wm B Lane. j Robeson Si, S J A Kow ev. i Mifhi.i'j.Kl ( land. Cliatham, V Chowan v, &. Gates I l Wi Crave:), - . , ill' -:;i,.)-::.ii;i, ' .. ,. ,. ( iit;!o:i. i ( l:ct!i( II. (, , . . A Mur-'Rowai, & C J..h: A Lil Cumberland, , i 1 , . ' ( cliison. Davie, ( lmzton. Davidson, .I W Thomas Rutheri'. rd &. $ V .1 T -Duplin, S D !;r.i!;.ra. ( "le . eian-i. ( Milter. Eilj;ec()iiibe, Wy.itt.MiveS.uiijiso;i, ?i J Faisoii. I"r nik!i:i, .lames Colli . is .Stoke-'. .Ii!m Reich. (ii eee &. f ! Wake, I 'wo W Thompson Leaoir, ( V. G Spei hti Warren, A B Hawkins. Grtnville, .J Hargrove.! Wasiiiiitcton Guilford, J A Giltner 1 A.Tvriell, ( JlIalsev. Uuvw.,od, S W n Tho- W :y:!e, John Exum. Macon, &c. ( inari. dt-'.incrats & 2-5 whi-'s COMMON i-:rs. Anson, J Hargrove, IJnlinston, A J Ler.ch, .! Trull. Ashe. Reuben Mast. Beaufort, MM. Stanlv, V W H.i y -ma ii. Bertie, J B Cherry, Ka.lf r . i i tx.-C - Blnden,T S D McDowell Mjcom, Brunswick, D D Allen. Martin, Buncombe, N Coleman -MeckkMbur T W .tkin.i Burke and T R Cald- McDowell well, i S C Erwin Cabirrus, Rufus Bar ri ner, J W Scott. Caldwell, E P Milb-r. Camden, D 1) l-'erebeo. Carteret, .I Piirirott. Caswell, J B McMul len, Ricird Jones. Chatham, D Hackney S MctTan- nahan, J H lleaden Clierokee, (i VVr Hayes. Chowan, R !)t T Paine. Cleveland, J V H un rick Columbus, N L Vrit- liamson. Craven, W B Wads worth, G 'S Stevenson. Cumherl uul, J C Dob bin, G W Retrain . Currit-ifk, Tims Gri.z. Davidson, .J T Leach. H Walser. Davie, JohuM Clement. Duplin, Isaac B Kelly, J G Dickson. Edgecombe, W F Dancy, V in 1 hizpen. Franklin, D W Spivey, VTrn K Martin. Gates, Chas E Ball ird. Greene, Jas G Edwards. Granville, R B Gilliam, Geo Greene. Guilford, DFCa'.dwel', Calvin Johnson Jas W Doak. Halifax, Wm R Long, K Smith. Haywood, Root A Love Henderson, L B Sanders. Junes, Culvin Koonce. Lenoir, C Wooten. Lincoln, J 11 White, F 1) Reinhardt, S N Stowe, A H "Shu ford. Mohn Y Hicks. H Coliield, A Har rison, .1 N I Davis, J J j Williams. 'M'lorc, San.l J Person, i Montgomery, Zeljeiiee I " " Russell. iN..s!i, Jos M Taylor. !N Hanover, TllVilliams N N Nixon. Xortliamnt'n, T J Person E J Peebles. Onslow, C II Foy. Orange, Cad Jones, Jr, P II McDade, John Stockard. Giles Mebarie. I'asquotank, FSProctor Perquimans, TL Skinner. Person. C II K Tavlor. Pitt. F i Satterthw aite Wm J Blow. Randolph, AllenSkeene Isaac White. Richmond, W L Steele. R'abeson, Nei 11 Rciran, J xMc?eiil. ilock'gham, D W Courts, T W Keene. Rowan, John W Ellis, Wi!!ie Jiean. Rutherford, A G Log in Wm Wilk ins. Sainj)son, Arthur Brown Amos Herring. tanly, D A G Palmer. Stokes, A Gamble, John Blackburn A Nicholson. urry, James cMieeK, Wade Williams. A G O-lesbv. Tyrrell, Chas McClee.se Wake, Berry D Sims, Jas D Newsom, Rufus H Jones. Warren, J L Mosely, j vox. 517. TEIIJTI8 OF . ADvaaTzsmc: ! I Onesqnareoftwenty-ona 'lines tr lesa, for One inser tion, 60 cents; every sub sequent insertion, 30 cents , I except it remain in for sev eral months, when it will !tie charged 3 for two months, $r4 for three, &.c, S10 for twelvemonths. Liberal dedurtfon for large advertisement Jv the vear or six month F A Thornton. H T Far-Washington, T B Nich- mer. eis. Hertford, K Rayncr. jWayue, C II P.rcgden, llvde, J T Farrow. 1 J V Sherrard. Iredell, A C Mclntosli, Wilkes, L B Carmichael R J McDowell,' J G (iambill. M Campbell. -Yancy, Saml Fleming. GO Whigs and CO llc-nncr:ils. R S B H U S UM Ttio Sulscribors intend closinsr their liufinosa by the lt of Dcci-iiibcr. and wit-h to U-;ivr this pl.iot- by the lath. All n-rnon!" indebted to us. eitlirr by note or aeeount. are requested to call and settle as .seun as jior-sible; and thoie V:ivin" claims asainst us. to lireMiit tlum for j avimiit. w:.:. G. JAMES & CO. Kayetlevil'.e. Nov. -Ja, 1S4S. tv-, A fine assoi-tnieat of sins'.e and double barrrl GUNS for at very low jn-iees. YV. (i. .-.I TTi!r.T.VS. Oct. 21, 1S4S. 504-ot No. Ii north ide Bay st. AND HAIR DRESSER, ir AYlSTTIiYIII.Ii, X. C.. opened and fitted up u a handsome and comfortable manner, a room on Hay street next door weft of the Me thodist Episcopal t hur.-li. where he hopes to receive a nh.ire of public patrouage in his line. Norember 4, 1S4S. NORTH CAROLINIAN. Win. II. liaj nc, Etlitor mid Propiielor. PAYETTEVILLE, N . C. The Cholera was killing 20 a day at Cincinnati, but later accounts say it has almost disappeared. I?y Telegraph for the Charleston Mercury. New Yokk, Jan. 10, 1849. Col- Dix if the army is reported to have died of" Cholera on the Ohio river, near Wheel inv;. lion. I). U. Atchison, -U'sn., has been re elected by the Legislature, of Missouri, a Senator from that 5tale lor six years from the 4th Tvlarch next, when his present term expire-. Seii'.ius diliiciilties have recommenced in the Ohio Legislature. The committee appointed to count the votes for Governor at tl;e election in October last, have re ported in favor of Col. John 15. Vv'eller, tiie democratic candidate, who they say has a majority of 280 votes over Fold, who was .supported by the whigs and abolition ists.. The chairman of the two houses in Convention, however, declared Ford to be fleeted, and gave his certificate to that ef fect. This "was pronounced by the demo cratic members fraudulent anil false, when a violent altercation ensued, and some of the members interchanged blows. The Convention broke up in great disorder, and the most violent excitement prevails in Columbus. The Cholera is raging extensively in the west, and munv deaths have ensued- It has entirely disappeared in New York. no interest to any hut those engaged, and hardly of much to them. In the House, a discussion took place on the suhjectofMr Gott's resolution about the slave trade in the District of Columbia, but the House adjourned without final action on the subject. January 11. In the Senate, nothing but the consideration of private bills for the relief of individuals hav ing claims against the Government, occupied the day. The House was engaged on the general appro priation bill. When thd appropriation for pay and mileage of members of Congress was reached, a general debate occurred, during which, Mr Greely of New York, was grossly insulted by Mr Turner of Illinois, a democrat. He took it very calmly, and we suppose will makeup for it by scoring Mr Turner "in his paper, the Tribune. January 12. The Senate passed the appropriation bill sent to them en the !th, and then adjourned. In the House, a debute upon a private bill end ed in nothing. Another deb ite occurred upon a motion to arrest a witness who refused to testify before the House committee. No action t.iken. Later Front Europe r -t 1 $3" News from Havana to the 7th Jan'y, s-iys that Sugar was of dull sale, but on account of small stock on hand, sales were made at 5j cents for brown, and S for white, cent-. Molasses 1(5 to 17 The.Charleston papers of 30th inst., contain the news of the last arrival from Europe, which is up to the 30th December. It throws rather a damper on the cotton mar ket, which was reported dull and drooping. But quotations are made at8J cts for middlings. ITour per bbl. In France, Louis Napoleon has been proclaim by the National Congress, President of France until May 1S5J. He took the oath of office, and delivered his inaugural address, much in the same way that our Presidents do, giving an out line of what will be the policy of his administra tion. He declared that he would consider any persons who should attempt to overturn the Re public. n institutions of France as enemies to their country. He spoke very highly of Gen. Cuvaignae, his competitor for the Presidency. The new government have declared that France will not intermeddle in the affairs of foreign countries. It is to be hoped they will stick to that. Nothing definite with regird to the a Hairs of Italy and the movements of the Pope. HIRIJVG JJTEGKOES. I will attend to hiring negroes for any one Ifhipg an agent. JNO- M tRSt-, December 16. llS. Auctioneer. A. M. CAMPBELL, AU CTIO N .E EE , J1ND Commission Merchant, Pay ett evill e Tbat beautiful residence on Hayuiount. for merly belonging to C. P. Mallett. Keq.. near . I. ...Mdn.. (if" 1 1- I. . IV ....... 1 j- l WBsnv iuc i 1- " -' - " vuciru mr raie. ft i.l . n .1 mit.-VimiKPfl of all kind anil iv uaa ei.au&cB iv. " - - - i - . w j 1.111U; in complete order. This residence is po well known, and ia so commanding a site, overlooking the town, that fur ther particulars are unnecessary. tnquire at the Caroli nian Office. Junt 10, 1848. ej-tf. 30TB CONGRESS. SECOND SKSSIOX. January '., IS l'J. In the Senate, a jnemon;-l w,;s presented from vtlls &, Co., asking the aid of the Government i:i constructing a railro.nl across the Isthmus of Tchu.Miter.ec. Like the comnaiiy wlio propose to build a road across at Panama, they want the contract for carrying the mails. We doubt if either company will get aid. Mr Benien, chairman of the Judiciary Com mittee, reported the bill for the udmission of California, to which he added a written report, which was read. This report sjvs that the peo ple of California and New Mexico are strangers to our constitution and laws, and unfitted to he incorporated into our Union; that the treaty with Mexico did not contemplate any such thing, but exnrcsslv provides that s.ud inhabitants shall be brought into the Union at such time as Con gress sh..ll think proper. Thi.-, we think, a very strained argument cf the report; and is lolloped hv another strained at tempt t prove that Con gress has not the ri r!;t to make or create a State, because the constitution only s;:ys Congress may "admit" new States; therefore, argues llrl.'cr rien, Congress hay not the power to create. Mr Iis report further argues th;it the proposed ter ritory is too large for one State, and under the Constitution, could not be dissevered, or cut into two States without its consent; consequently the clause in the bill to admit this State is un constitutional. This report of the Judiciary Committee winds up by a resolution to the effect that it is inexpedient to admit California and New Mexico as a State ; but that it is expedient that Territorial governments should be formed for them. Mr Douglass, the author of the bill to admit California, replied with much force of ar gument to the objections raised by the report. A running discussion was kept up on the sub ject for several hours, which resulted in order in" Mr Berrien's report to be printed, and fur ther action on the subject delayed until a minori ty report could be prepared. " In the Hov.se, the Indian appropriation bill was passed and sent to the Senate. The civil and diplomatic appropriation bill was next taken up and debated, but no action was taken on it. January 10. In the Senate, a long discussion took place, cf N. C. LEGISLATURE. Tuesday, Jan. 9 SENATE. The Senate proceeded to the unfinished business, and the supplementary bill to di vide the county of Stukcs, passed its 3rd reading. The engrossed biljs to improve the Cape Fear and Deep Rivers above Fayetteville ; to incorporate the Union Guards ; to amend tli e ltev. Stat, entitled torcibl e entry and detainer ; to incorporate the N. C. Blues, in Wake ; to amend the acts to lay off and establish the county of McDowell, passed their third reading. The engrossed bill to incorporate Union Manufacturing company, in Fayetteville. Passed its 3rd reading. The Senate then proceeded to vote for Superior Court Judge. Hon. William II. Battle was duly elected by the Joint votej having received 123 out of 15G votes cast scattering 33. Mr Ilogers ottered a Resolution, propos ing to send a resolution to the House, fix ing the day of adjournment on the 20th inst. Adopted. Mr Worth introduced the following pre amble and resolution : Whereas, there are many and important meas ures for Internal Improvement in the State, now before the General Assembly : And Whereas, inasmuch cs the uid of the State will be required for their successful prosecution, it is deemed right and proper, before they are entered upon, to diiect the public mind to the subject, and ascertain the public will : Therefore, be it Resolved, that the Governor of this State be, and he hereby is requested to convene the Gen eral Assembly, in special session, sometime in the Fall of the present year. The order of the day, beiny: the bill con cernii)r the Wilmington and llaleigh Rail- o o o road company, was then taken up. QThe main objec ts of the bill are 1st, to extend the credit of the State to said company, to enable them to raise 3-20,(300, for the purpose of laying down the road with better iron; and 2d, that one-half of the Stock of the State in this Road, may be transferred to the Wilmington and Man Chester Road. The discussion on this bill had proceed ed to considerable length, when the Sen ate took a recess. JJccnitig Session. The Senate met at half past six, but without transacting anv business, adjourn ed to attend the lecture of Mr Vattemare, on a system of International exchange. HOUSE O" COMMONS. Presentations of Bills S,-c. ilv Mr Dobbin, a bill concerning Widows re ferred to committee on Judiciary. By Mr Mebane, a resolution to instruct the Judi ciarv committee to eiujuire into the propri etv of repealing an act to prevent the im prisonment of honest debtors adopted, j ISvalr Dobbin, a resolution for the relief; oi S. W. TiHingi:at and others referred ; to commitee on Private bills. By Mr! Martin, n resolution m lavor of Young Pat- ; terson referred to committee on Private ; bills. By Mr W illiamson, a bill to incor- j porate the Columbus Guards. Bv Mr: Dobbin, a bill to incorporate Concord Division No- 1 , Sons of Temperance. By Mr Walser, a resolution fixing the time of adjournment sine die, on the 2 2d January laid on the table. Mr Caldwell, of Burke, moTed that the Judiciary committee be allowed to hold its meetings during the sittings of the House. Agreed to. JNIr Smith, from the committee on Pri vate bills, reporteu favorably to the bill to prevent the sale of spirituous liquors within a certain distance of Floral College, which passed its 2d reading. Mr Dobbin moved that when the House take a recess, that it be until 4 o'clock, instead of 3. Carried. The hour arrived for the election of Su perior Court Judge, the House proceeded to vote. After the voting was over, Mr Mosely remarked that as there was no Democratic Nominee before the House, the vote he had just given, would seem like he was dispos ed to make the election of Judge a political matter; and therefore he asked leave to change his vote in favor of the Hon "W. H. Battle. . A message was received from the Senate transmitting the engrossed bill to locate the Judges of the Superior Court passed its 1st reading. The order of the day, the bill providing for amendments to the constitution, was next taken up. 31r Hicks offered, an amendment, that in the arrangement of the senatorial Dis tricts, the white population should onlv be considered. . Mr Keene moved the indefinite post ponement of the bill, and addressed the Hou in opposition to it, denouncingj-it as a question fraught with the direst evils. Mr Hicks spoke briefly in favor of his amendment. Mr Barringer inquired of Mr Keene if he voted for the lion. D. S. Reid, in the August election. Mr Keene replied that he did, but be cause his opinions and those of the Hon. D. S. Reid accorded on oilier political ques tions. The question was then taken on the motion for indefinite postponement, and decided in the negative by a large majority. Mr Riyner then took the floor, and was speaking when the speaker announced recess. Mr Scott, from the Committee to su perintend the election of Judges, reported that, Battle had received 123 votes, Dob bin 10, Strange 2, Bigg, 4, Hall 1, Rodman I, C. Edney I, Graves 4, Whitaker 1, Craige 1. Hon. W. II. Battle was therefore declar ed duly elected. According to previous decision, the House proceed to the consideration of bills on their 2d reading, when the bill to attach a portion of Yancy to Buncombe county, passed its last leading. Mr Cald well, of Buike, introduced a resolution in relation to the contested elec tion from Surry i giving the sitting member until the 22d, to take depositions. Mr Person, of Moore, offered an amend ment to the resolution, by striking out 23d and insert 1 8th. On this there was a short discussion be tween the mover and Messrs Caldwell of Burke, Stanly, Oglesby and Keene the amendment was rejected. Mr Person offered another amendment, which was also rejected, and the resolu tion prevailed. The bill to incorporate the Martin and Bertie Turnpike company, was read 3d time and passed. Wednesday, Jan. 10. SENATE. Mr Drake, from the committee on Fi nance, reported a bill to amend the Rev. Stat, relating to Roads. Mr Woodfin, from the Judiciary com mittee, reported the bill to incorporate the town of Goldsboro ; also, a bill to amend the CJth chapter of revised statutes ; also, the bill making more suitable, provision for fe mines covert, with an amendment. These reports lie over. Mr Albright introduced a resolution res pecting Weights and Measures in Chatham cou nty. Mr Spicer, in relation to the late Sher iff of Onslow. Mr Hawkins, a bill to extend the cor porate limits of the town of Warrenton, with a protest. Referred. Mr Smaw, to incorporate Bear Creek Canal company. Passed its 1st reading. The Senate proceeded to the unfinished business, being the Wilmington and Ral- eign ivaiiroatl Diil, tiie nentlin? question being on Mr Worth's motion to postpone the bill indefinitely. Mr Jovner took the floor in opposition to this motion, and went into trie merits of the bill, sustaining and enforcing reasons for its passage. He was replied to by Mr Wort'.i, v, -ho" stated that he opposed" the bill, not because he did not believe it right and necessary, but because he wished to act upon x broader grounds. His views were that we should establish great works of Internal Improvements; and when we lend aid to one work, we should lend to all. He was in favor of the principle of this bill, but opposed to partial legislation; because by it, when all other works were refused aid, this one only would b com pleted, lie could not vote for any further expenditures, until we could establish some great plan, and vote appropriations to all. Mr Worth alluded to the steady opposition of all the members from Wake county, to everv appropriation of money for any improvements, and argued that if this Session passed without any relieito the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad, that pub lic opinion would either force them to support that Road or resign. Mr Thompson, of Wake, rose in reply, and disclaimed having ever been opposed to a judicious system of Internal Improve ments ; he was no longer disposed to asso ciate the subject of improvements with party politics ; he was willing, if there could be any plan suggested to save the State, and improve her condition, to em brace any judicious system calculated to effect these ends. Mr Ashe then took the floor in support of the bill, and was followed by Messrs. Worth, and Thompson, and Davidson ; after which Mr Worth withdrew his mo tion for indefinite postponement. Mr Joyner offered an amendment to the ; o bill, in the 12th section, io strike out 'Wil mington and Raleigh Railroad company, and insert State of North Carolina, 'r so as to provide that the benefit of the sub scnption in the Manchester Railroad shall accrue to the State, which was adopted. Mr orth moved to strike out all after the 10th section, except the last, so as to give no authority for raising additional money to lay the road with heavy iron. .Mr -Gilmer then made a forcible and eloquent Speech in favor of the bill. When he had concluded, the Senate re solved itself into a committee of the w hoi-, Mr Halsey in the Chair, and Mr Graves (the speaker, addressed the Senate in favor of internal improvements generally, and also of this bill. On motion of Mr Joyner, the committee then rose and reported the bill to the Senate. Mr Worth withdrew his motion to amend Mr Smith moved an amendment, the effect of which wovld be, that no part of the States's Stock in this Road shall be . i . i . . i . i . j. . i . - . soiu, im mat me mortgage auli.ons-'ii ti be made by this bill, ami which has priori ty over me tate s snali not be foreclosed, without thecunseut of the State. The bill was further debated by Messrs. Smith Jovner, and Liliitigton. When the latter concluded, the Senate took a recess. Mr Courts, from the Committee on Pro positions and Grievances, to which was re ferred the petition of Nixon .praying the emancipation of his slave Sam, recommend ed that the prayer of the petitioner be not granted. Concurred in. Mr Rayner, from the Select Committee to whom was referred the Governor's com munication in relation totthe system of Alex. Vattemare, submitted a long and able re port, approving of his plan of exchanges resolutions to furnish him with copies of certain works-arid a bill to keep up this system. On motion of Mr Dobbin, the resolutions and bill were laid on table, and ordered to be printed. Mr Keene 'moved to take up and consi der the bill to incorporate the Charlotte anil Danville Rail Road. Before this question was taken, the Speaker announced the arrival of the hour for taking up the order of the day, the bill providing for the amend ment of the Constitution. Mr Rayner was entitled to the floor, but gave way for Mr Satterthwaite, who moved that the House resolve itself into committee of the whole. Carried. Mr Rayner then moved to strike out all of the original bill after the preamble, and insert the substitute offered by him ; and on this question, addressed the Douse briefly. Mr Caldwell, of Burke, offered the fol lowing amendments : 1st. Amend the Preamble by inserting after the word "State,'' in the 7th line, the following, to wit : and gives to the people, majority of the Representatives. 2d. Insert in the 14th line of Section loth, after the word "Assembly," the following, to wit: ami shall so provide that the members of the senate and House of Commons shall hereafter be appointed among the several Counties of this State, according to the white population. On these amendments, Mr Caldwell addressed the House. After which, there was a discussion, on the bill, between Messrs Stevenson and Rayner. Mr Leach, of Davidson, arose to speak, when Mr Stanly begged him to give v ;n , and moved that the Committee rise, repoVt progress and beg leave to sit again Carried. Mr Mebane then reported that the com mittee had had under consideration the bill providing for amendment of the constitution, but hud come to no definite conclusion, and begged leave to sit again. Concurred in. A message was received from the Sen ate, proposing to adjourn nine die on 20t!i. Laid on tiie table. The balance of the ses sion v. as occupied in the appointment of Justices of the Peace v. according against 1 1. Mr Patterson, Thursday, Jan. sexatj:. from the Committee on Internal Improvement, to w houi was re ferred a bill to improve the navigation of Catawba river, reported a substitute, and recommended its passage. Mr Watson, from the Committee on Finance, to whom the subject was referred, reported a bill to raise the tax on retailers of Spirituous Liquors to G10. These bills and resolution passed their first reading. Mr Thomas, of Davidson, introduced a memorial of sundry citizens of Lexington, anu its vicinity, praying that the advantages of Lexington be considered favorably as a suitable place to locate the Lunatic Asylum. Laid upon the table. The Senate resumed the consideration of the unfinished business, being the Wil mington and Raleigh Railroad bill, the question being on the motion of Mr Smith toamend by striking out part of the 12th Section the effect of which would be to cut off the transfer of Stock, &c. The question was then taken on Mr Smith's amendment, which by Yeas 20, Nays, 2r, was rejected. Mr Thompson, of Bertie, offered an amendment, requiring indemnifying bonds from the Stockholders of said Company. This amendment was considered as fatal to the bill. The question waa decided in the negative. Mr Smith moved a proviso, that none of the mortgages shall be foreclosed .without the consent of the Legislature, hereafter to be given. Mr Wood fin moved toamend the amend ment, providing that foreclosure or saTe under either of the mortgage, shall not take place within two years from filing a biil for said purpose, and until notice has been given to the Legislature. Carried The amendment was then adopted. The bill then passed its second reading, as amended, Yeas 32, Nays 1 G. Mr Lilliiitiin remarked, as he did not consider this a test vote, he voted a ve. The senate then proceeded to the special order of the day, viz : the bill to incorpor ate the North Carolina Uailroad Company, the question being on its passage at the second reading. Those who voted iu the affirmative are .Messrs 'Albright, Ahe, Bell, Daniel, Davit's-. n, Gilmer, Hargrove, Hawkins, Jovner, Kendall, Lilih-gton, Lane, Miller, Patterson, Ihr.vLr.iii, Shepard, Smaw, Thomas, of Davidson, Thomas, of Hav- I woo 1. Thompson, of Wake, Washington, Woodnn. Worth 23. Those who voted in the negative arc Messrs Bartiardy Berry, Bethel!, Bower, Collins, Conner, Drake, Exum, Faison, Graham: Halsey, Hester, Move, Murchi son, Reich, Rogers, Smith, Spicer, Speight, Thompson, of Bertie, Walker, Ward, Watson, Wil'.ey, Wooten 25. The senate then proceeded to consider the bill to -consolidate ti e several acts re lating to Common Schools. Mr Gilmer offered an additional section to the bill, to come in after the 3d, provid ing mat tiie distribution ol tiie Literary or School fund shall hereafter be to white population. Mr Smith was entitled to the floor, and proceeded to address the senate Mr Gilmer's amendment. Mr Woodfin replied to Mr Smith, and in favor of the distribution according to the white, population. The amendment was rejected, Ayes 1G, Nays 81. Mr Smith moved an amendment provid ing that an abstract of the Common School laws, with forms, instructions, &c. shall be printed and furnished School Committees. Mr Smith's amendment w as then adopted. Mr Smith moved another amendment to give the appointment of Select Com mittee men to the Board of Superintend dants. Carried. Mr Kendall moved to strike out the 8th Section, allowing the supei intendants 81,00 pcrday for their necessary atten dance. The motion prevailed. Mr Lillington offered a substitute foe the 9th Section, providing for the appoint ment ofa General Superintendant, iix. UOLT.Sn OF COMMON'S A im ssage was received from the sen ate, refusing to concur in the recommenda tion of Justices of the Peace for Gates county. Another message from the sen ate, recommending certain persons for Justices of (fates. Not concurred in. The special order the bill providing for. amendment of the constitution was then taken up; when the House resolved itself into committee of the whole, Mr Mebane in the Chair ; ami Mr Lcjich, of 'Davidson, being entitled to the floor, gave way for Mr Jones, of Rowan, who moved that the Committee rise and report the bill and. amendments to ihe House. Carried. Mr Mebane then reported '.he bill and amendments back to the House At this stae of the proceeding, the House got into great conf usion, and much time was con sumed in a discusion of Parliamentary Uules. The Speaker decided that the question before the House was the concur rence io the committee, which was con curred in The Speaker then announced that the question before the House was the adoption of the amendment of Mr Rayner. Caldwell then offered an amendment to the amendment of Mr Iiayner ; when MrSfeele addressed the House, in favor of Mr R's. amendment in some very sensi ble and forcible remarks. Mr McMullen also spoke briefly in favor of the original bill. The Speaker then announced the hour for recess. Evening Session. The following bills and Resolutions were read the 3d time and passed : .bi.ll to in corporate the Hickory Nut Turnpike Com pany ; bill to incorporate Wake County Rifle Company ; bill to incorporate the Mutual Life iusurrance Company; bill to authorize Cornelius Shields to build a bridge across liear Creek, in Moore County. The resolutions reported by the Select Committee in place of Mr Steel's were read the ord time, when Mr Jones, of Orange, moved to make them the order of the day for Saturday at 11 o'clock. Lost. Mr Stanly then moved to lay them on the table. Lost. On the question of the passage of the resolutions a protracted discussion arose, which was participat ed in by Messrs Stanly, Dobbin, Steele. Rayner, Satterthwaite and Taylor, of Nash. The motion to strike on the 4th Reso lution did not prevail- Mr Dobbin moved to postpone the Reso lutions until to-morrow half after 10 o'clock. In favor of this question Messrs Dobbin and Stanly addressed the House. Mr Miller spoke in opposition to it. The mo tion of Mr Dobbin prevailed On motion of Mr Hays the House adjourned.