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cpifr- WEEKLY STANDARD. 4 Vmfm mt t. St... RALEIGH: : ' THE LEGISLATURE. , t0 0ur columns to-day, for the proceed. ngs on' Legislature f" Wednesday to Thors- d enaed for tbe mo8t part on Wed" 1 . -i-i...rC9v. in considering the Resolutions r w, Woodfin. in favor 01 an ei.ens.on . Lh' Carolina Rail B. favor of at extension of the Mr. -jfin nnoke in favor of his Resolutions on Wed- Yvouu"" i TUnnulnv Mr. Washington took the ana on j -.Me in Speech of considerable length. Tu'eCornmons, on Wednesday, Mess,.. Avery . waiton spoke at some length, on the qoestion of Constitutional Reform. This discussion is noticed nother Place in today's paper. In the Hoose, 'D Thursday, the question of Constitutional Reform n op 'hen Mr Barnes of Northampton spoke C3T "th on the subject. He was followed, in the 81 - a by Gen. Saunders, who advocated the rndments by leRislative action, and not by a Convention; and Mr. Rayner then proceeded to de t . labored argument on the question gener- Mr. Rayner advocated his bill calling a Con 8 y'. 1 Convention to do nothing, as we under- . . but establish Equal Suffrage, if the people , itand opposed Constitutional amendments by Mr. Rayner evidently argued legislative action. . i.i s.iffraae. thoueh he disclaimed any asatnsi r.4" ... . Mention of doing so. He is no doubt opposed to it ; and this fact will be taken for granted, unless he should come out in lavor of it, in so many words. On Thursday Daniel W. Courts, Esq. of the Coun ,v of Rockingham, was elected Public Treasurer, on the second ballot. This is an excellent appointment. We have no doubt that Mr. Courts will discharge the duties of this important and responsible office in such a manner as to give satisfaction to the whole people of the State. We refer to our regular proceedings for the vote, and for the names of those members who were absent on the occasion. A few minutes before the House of Commons x Mr Flpminir. of Yanev. rose in cominenceu uiwS, j' Ins place and nominated for the office of Treasurer the Hon. U. V . uaiowen, """" alter, Mr. Fleming wtuiurew mr. v..uc. u..c, b cause, as he stated, to press It would he to embarrass some of his personal friends on the floor ; tnd about t ie same time Mr. Stowe rose and stated that Mr. Caldwell's name had been put in nomination without his knowledge or authority. This we knew, and this every one who knows Green VV. Caldwell, knew also; but Mr. Stowe's statement was neverthe less proper at the time, as it was a public vindication of Mr. Caldwell, made on the spot. Mr. Fleming, however, voted for Mr. Caldwell on both ballots. We can regard this movement, by Mr. Fleming, in no other light than that of an attempt to cripple and disorganize the Democratic party at a time when its nominee needed every vote he could obtain; and as calculated, so far as it might have effect, to embar- ' rass his election. We have deemed it our duty to put the Democracy of Yancy in possession of the facts, and to leave it to them to say whether they I .:. c.i . ... l i. . I are saiistieu ur iiii nun buuii cuuuuui uii mo pan ui their Representative. It is idle to. make party nomi nations, unless we adhere to them. The Democratic ftifile have no dislikes nor prejudices in connection with appointments to office. All they ask is, that sound Democrats and capable men be appointed ; and what they ask what they have willed in this respect, they expect to see carried out by their Representatives. The Slavery question will come up in both Houses on Monday next, as the special order. DEBATE IX THE COMMONS. Mr. Avery, of Burke, delivered a very able Speech in the Commons on Wednesday last, on the question of Constitutional amendments. He took the ground and maintained it, that these Constitutional amend ments should be effected by legislative action, and not by a Convention. He stated that he had occu pied this ground before his constituents, and they had J sustained him in it: and he said his constituents , 01 would be astonished when they heard that a Conven- tionwas demanded by the West. The West, in his opinion, made no such demand. He believed the people there to be in favor of the present compro.nis- e of the Constitution ; he did not think they were ! anxious to disturb them. He had been elected in a ' Whig County, with the fact well known that he was in favor of the present basis of representation in the , auu , was aetermmea w stand ny this . basi Mr. Walton, Mr. Avery's Whig colleague, replied to him. He was understood to say, that in taking ground for a Convention his object was to effect a i change in the basis of representation ! A very ani- mated discussion took place between these gentlemen, in which Mr. Walton came off, as a matter of course, "second best." We are glad to learn that Mr. Avery will write out his remarks for publication. We shall publish them, nh pleasure, at an early day. We wish the people of the State, of both parties, to see for themselves the manly and noble stand which he maintains on tins question of the basis. Mr. Rayner, Whig from the Ejst goes for a lim ited Conventionand Mr. Foster, Whig from the West advocates an unlimited Convention ! This strikes us as a very pretty arrangement, provided it should not be seen through, by the people, and understood. Is Mr. Rayner's County for a Convention 7 Do the People of Hertford County desire a Convention of y$ort? How many voters in that County will !lp a ""emorial praying the call of a Convention 1 We pause for a reply. Washington Monumekt. The Hon. John II. B ryan and George W. Mordecai, Esq. of this City, nVe been appointed by the Board of Managers at Wash mgton, Agents to recetve contributions to the Wash lllngton Monumpnt. I.nt Ihnao who hava not already contributed to this noble and patriotic trork, do o at once. But we feel that this is a duty to which it is needless to urge North Carolinians. We "ave no doubt they will promptly respord to the call, ; .; ,Udl wortn Carolina will be found to have con futed hjrfull share towards erecting Ibis monu ment to the father of his country." : -. t Contributions may be left at the State Bank. Thb Deaf and Dumb. We learn that the Princi pal of the institution for the Deaf and Dumb in this J, will give an exhibition of the progress and al iments of his pupil,, i the Commons Hall,, on onda, evening next. This exhibition will be one deeP interest, and we have no doubt tbe Hall will b crowded on the occasion. w ' ' " ! iol. 'PSre, lu learn that there wsaa great freshet Pon "noke Sunday the 8th instant, and that neariTf 1,88 done. -- The river was not quite as high as it was In' August last. THE DEAF ANI DUMB-GOV..MANLV In his late Report to the Legislature, as President of the Literary Board, Gov. Manly travels out of his way to make aotne statements and suggestions in de lation to the Institution lor the Deaf and Dumb. Among other things, he says; 1 ' , '"' '"' : ." The Report of the Superintendent to this Board, shows that he had under his charge for the year end ing May 15, 1850, eighteen deaf mutes who are beneficiaries of the State." : The Governor then goes on to refer to the fact that no provision has been thus far made In this Institu tion for the education of the blind, and in view of this, and of the supposed number of deaf mute popils, he tells the' Legislature that " while this state of things continues, the annual appropriation of $5,000 ought to be curtailed. " Gov. Manly ia mistaken in his statement in relation to the number of pupils in the Institution in May, 1850. The Report of the Su perintendent to the Literary Board, to which he refers, contained only the names of those pupils whose Counties had failed to pay for them as required by law."' The number of these, as tbe Governor states, was eighteen; bul this is no criterion by which to form an idea of the number of beneficiaries in attend ance. The number of pupils, at the time mentioned in the Report of the Superintendent, was twenty-two and of these twenty ;were beneficiaries of the State, in whole or in part. We refer to the Report of the President and Directors of the Institution submitted to the present Legislature, as containing a statement of the number of pupils at present in the Institution, as well as for other matters of interest connected with its operations. "' '' -' 7 i ' : ; ,- , 4-.-: So much for one mistake of the Governor now for the next. In the financial portion of the Report there is an item charged to the Institution of 5,000 the amount appropriated by act of Assembly for the purpose of meeting the bond of the Superintendent, given to the contractors. This amount was to come from the unexpended balance of the annual appropria tion, and should not, therefore, be made a separate charge, as it is made by the Governor. So much for that mistake now . for the next. Speaking of the buildings and of the contract made with the Messrs. Cosby for their erection, the Gov ernor says, " the sum of $1,500, part of the contract price, has been withheld from the contractors, until this question whether the contract has been com plied with, shall be satisfactorily adjusted. Now, the Literary Board have retained 91,500, as stated by Gov. Manly, and the Board of Directors of the Institution have withheld 1,000, out of the $5,000 above spoken of making in all two thousand five iundred doUart withheld, instead of one thousand five hundred, as stated by the Governor. We have said that Gov. Manly has travelled ont of h:8 way to make some of these statements and sug gestions in relation to the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb. The last Legislature took the man agement of this Institution out of the hands of the Literary Board, and vested it in a Board of Directors, who were empowered generally and specially to su perintend and control it. It is to be presumed, in the absence of proof to the contrary, that they know their duties that they will perform those duties to the best of their judgment and that, if the annual appropriation for the Institution should be found to be too much, they will recommend to the Legislature a reduction of it, Am Governor of the Stale, a recom- ;mendation by Gov. Manly that the appropriation be curtailed, would have been in place; but we cannot perceive that, at President of the Literary Board, he hasany more authority to offer suggestions and recom mendations in this regard, than the Board of Direc i tors of the Institution spoken of, would have to offer j their advice in relation to the Literary Fund or to Cono I mon Schools. But Gov. Manly appears to be pecnli- j arly unfortunate in every public movement he a.akes Instead of putting his white-basis recommendation in relation to the distribution of the School Fund, I in his annual Message, as Governor of the State, he ought to have held that up and inserted it in this Re port as President of the Literary Board ; while the ' proper place for most of his statements and sugges tions in this Report, in connection with the Deaf and Dumb Institution, would have been his annual Mes- sage. But the uovernor, being aelernunea to put bis white-basis proposition in, yielded in all probabil ity to the necessity of the case in embodying it in his annual Message for he knew that the members lne oara wouia sancwon no sucn propo- 8ilioD in lheir RePort- ln maStinT thee remarks we are actuated by no disposition to annoy Gov. Manly, or to do him injus- tice- We haT. u2nt on,T to correcl his miabtte' u,ent nd to forth the lac,8 8 they exi8t before the Legislature and the public. INDUSTRIAL CONVENTION. A Conyention of friend8 0f industr, was hld ... Citw on Wedne8da- and Thursday last. Gov. Morehead in tbe Chair. We learn that an " Industrial Association was formed, with a President, five Vice Presidents, and two Secretaries. The Association determined to hold a Fair in this City, in October, 1851, and a coramit- ttee was appointed to make arrangements for it. Ar ticles of all sorts, the results of industry, will be ex hibited on the occasion, and premiums, we presume, will be awarded. .. An address will be delivered on the occasion. We shall publish the proceedings of this Conven tion as soon as they come to hand. ' CONGRESS. In the Senate on Tuesday last, Mr. Foote presett ed tbe Resolutions of the Legislature of Mississippi, condemnatory of his conduct on the Compromise bills, and declaring that the interests of the State are, in the opinion of the Legislature, nsafe in his keep ing. . No other matter of general interest transpired. The death of Mr. Ilarmanson, of Louisiana, was an nounced, and the Senate adjourned. t " In the House, on the same day, the death of Mr. Ilarmanson was announced, and eulogies delivered by Messrs. Morse and Bailey. . ' The House then adjourned. , ' SOUTH CAROLINA. We learn from the last Charleston Mercury, that the Senate of South Carolina have passed the bill calling a State Convention on the first Monday of December next, by the very decisive vote of 37 to 6. "Thia is like action," says that paper, "and we seem to breathe more free. " This bill was made tbe special order in the House for the 17th instant. ' The bill reported by the committee on Federal Re lations, providing for the appointment of Deputies to a Southern Congress has been indefinitely postponed in the House, by ayes 60, noes 57. Gov. Means was inaugurated on the 16th instant. The Washington Union, speaking of the position of North Carolina on the Slavery question, and of l!e majority Resolution submitted by Gen. Saun ders, ssys : M These Resolutions, - there is reason to believe, will be passed. "They are in the tree spirit, and assume the most correct and patriotic grounds." . Old Joe Sweeney has come to town." -EORGIA J On the 13th instant, the Vermont law nullifying! the fugitive-slave law, was laid before the Georgia j Convention. On the same day Mr. Jenkins, Chair man of the Committee on Federal Relations, i made ' the following report : ' tivU.s j v. That we hold the American Union secondary in importance only to the rights and principles it was de signed to perpetuate. Past asssociations, our present position and future prospects will bind us to it as long . as it continues the safeguard of those rights and prin- . ciples. .,,.......!...;.. -; , .- ; That in this spirit, Georgia maturely considered 'the action of Congress, embracing a series of measures the admission of California into the Union the or ganization of the Territorial Governments, for Utah and. New Mexico the establishment of the bounda ry between the latter State and Texas the. suppres sion of the Slave Trade in the District of Columbia ii the extradition of fugitive slaves anJ tbe connec . Uon with thecn of the reception . of a proposition to exclude slavery in the Mexican territories, and to abolish slavery in the District of Columbia ; and whilst it does not wholly prove, it will abide by them as a permanent adjustment of the sectional con troversy. " ' ' " '.:.'.;! . Georgia, in the judgment of this Convention,. will and ought to resist, as a last resort, to the disruption of every tie which binds her to the Union, any future act of Congress abolishing slavery in places within the slaveholding States, the erection of forts, maga zines, arsenals, dock-yards, navy-yards, &c. or any act suppressing the slave trade between slaveholding States, or any refusal to admit as a State any territory hereafter applying, because of the existence of slave . ry therein, or any act prohibiting the introduction of slaves into the Territories ot Utah and New Mexico, or any act repealing or materially modifying the laws now in force for the recovery of all fugitive slaves. -i That it is the deliberate opinion of this Conven tion, that upon the faithful execution of the fugitive slave bill by the proper authorities, depends the pre servation of our much loved Union." .' The above is the substance of tbe Report, as we find it telegraphed to the newspapers. IMPORTS OF NEWBERN. We copy from a late number of the Newbernian, the following statement of the imports of Newbern, embracing the year ending October, 1850 ; : ' 6,000 barrels of Flour, 3,000 barrels of Lime, -. 3.100 barrels of Pork, 2,000 barrels of WhUkey, ' ' 37,000 pea nds of BuUer, 35,000 pounds of Cheese, 50,000 pounds of Bacon, 100,000. pounds of Hay, 40,000 pounds of Tobacco, 40,000 pounds of Lard, 37.500 pounds of Cotton Yarn, ' 4,000 bushels of Potatoes, 500 barrels of Apples, 1235 Kegs of Nails, $25,000 worth Domestic Goods, 78 Tons of Iron, 27,000 pounds Hollow Ware. This is exclusive of woollen goods, a large amount of which, says that paper, are imported annually. - JENNY LIND IN WASHINGTON. ' Jenny Lind gave her first Concert in Washington City on the night of the 16lh instant. She was to sing in Richmond, last night, whence she goes to Charleston. The Washington correspondent of the Baltimore Sun says of her Washington Concert: "Of Jenny Lind's reception it is enough tossy that she made the same impression here as elsewhere, and her second concert will be even more crowded and successful than the first." ; - All the "dignitaries of the land " were present at this Concert, including the President, Gen. Scott, Mr. Clay, and Mr. King, &c. &c. The money taken in amounted to over $10,000. On Monday Jenny visi ted Washington's tomb at Mount Vernon; and Tues day evening she visited President Fillmore, at the ' White House, by special invitation. ; Father Ritchie " went to hear her sing, and is in ecstacies as the result of it. Jenny Lind is, indeed, a woman among millions of women. The world has never seen her equal as a songstress, while at the same time her amiability of disposition and benevo lence are on the tongues of all. MR. SHEPARD'S SPEECH. The last Wilmington Commercial, a Whig paper, contains the following notice of Mr. Shepard's late Speech on the Slavery question : "Though very much crowded for room, we have felt it our duty to present the Speech of Mr.Shepard. on the subject of Resolutions now before the Legis lature of our State. We do this because we think the Resolutions come as near the sentiments of a majority of the people of North Carolina, as any that will be produced and because it advances good ar guments in refutation to doctrine proposed by a dis tinguished citizen ot our State, which doctrine if once admitted by the South, would forever e'ute the diseua- tion of Southern Rightt and render the preservation of lite Union entirely nopeiet. n ine principles aavancru by Mr. Badger are correct, there are but two positions, which sovereign States can occupy, vix : tubmiuion or rebellion ." " We com men 1 the above to the particular attention of Messrs. Gilmer, Haughton, WoodSn, and the Ral eigh Register. AN OUTLAW CAPTURED. A negro man, Ihe property of Joseph A. Bitting, Esq., of Surry County, left his master some year "or two since, and had been going at large in Surry and Ashe Counties, defying the law, and committing dep redations of all sorts. Some time since he shot a citizen of Ashe CapU Black with the view of ob taining bis gun ; and so general and dangerous had his operations become, that it was necessary to call out three Gimpanic of the Ashe County militia to take him. ,;!. '.,,' They went in se.irch of him, found him, and as he refused to surrender, he was shot in the leg by one of the militia-men, Mr. Lewis W. Bryant. He has been committed to prison, to await his trial for bis numer ous ciimes. ' '' - ' ' ' Richmond and Danvillc Road. The stockhold ers of the Richmond and Danville Rail Road Com pany assembled in Richmond on the 11th instant. Among other matters'considered, was that of a con nection of said Road with North Carolina. Mr. N. J. Palmer, of Milton, submittedTa series of Resolutions for a branch Road to that town; and tbe following Resolution was adopted: "Resolved, That W. P. Tunstall, President of the Road, and Hon. Calvin Graves, of North Carolina, be appointed to apply, in a respectful manner, to the Legislature of North Carolina for the right of way to connect tho Richmond and Danville Railroad with the Central Railroad of that State." Mr. David Chalmers, of Halifax, was appointed alternate to either of those gentlemen, who might be unable to attend to the commission; and the Board of Directors were authorized to pay theii expenses- , We learn that W. W. Avery, Esq. of Burke Coun ty, has been invited to address the two Literary So-; cietiea of our University at the annual, Commence ment, in June next. Mr. Avery has accepted the in vitation. . 's .' " Mr. John Kane has sent us a bottle of Scuppernong wine, the vintage of our old friend Col. J. T. C. Wiatt, of this County! We hsve tried it, and, according to our taste, it is uite good. It has the flavor of the Scuppernong in peculiar degree. . . r This wine is for sale at Mr. Kane's. , . 'Jl- Our thanks are due to the Hon. William S. Ashe, for a copy of the Patent Office .Report. ".' ' 7 . For the North Carolina Standard. Gextlkmer: It is iwuther from an exhibition of vanity or a want of confidence in ycr intelligence or patriotism that we now address yon. Far from it. As to the first; the very signature which we assume secures us from each an nnworUiv imputation ; and , as to the Second 'we know many of you personally, and the most by reputation, and we intend something more than a bare compliment when We say that a more intelligent and patriotic body has seldom conve ned. Notwithstanding this, we should be nncandid, (and we hope we will not be offensive) were we to 4j -that we have some misgivings as to your course upon an all important subject which early attracted your attention. You "will at once understand me as alluding to slavery; and to the means which you are called 'upon 'to ''employ 'in' order to : avert 'that : war which Noithern fanaticism1 seems resolved to wage. At the very." threshold allow us respectfully and with all proper deference to say, that there are four suggestions that naturahy present themselves to every Southern man, , , First, what is the object of this end less and barrassirig agitation ? Have they (the Free soilers,) the means of accomplishing their purpose ? What would be the consequences to the South, were they to succeed?- And lastly, has the South the means of defence in their own hands t ' : To the first interrogatory there can be but one an swer. They propose universal emancipation as their ultimate object, and Congressional legislation as the I means to attain it. .They propose, and have already gone far in its accomplishment, to surround the slave States by a cordon of free States, so as to so 'impair 'their value, so circumscribe their spread as to produce that very state of things alluded to and openly avow ed in the Hulls of . Congress, as shall cause the "evil to fester, ulcerate and gangrene in our midst." Tney do not propose to attack the citadel by storm, but by the straightened limitations which numbers can impose, they expect to lake it by stratagem. In plain words they propose by denying you your rights, the proper alimnnt which the Constitution affords, to starve you into measures. Second. Have thev tlie means of accomplishing this object 1 They have not, if (as we will not sus pect.) you are true to yourselves. Should you, how ever, either lie passive and content yourselves with a Itttle Congressional " pap" and occasionally sing hosannas to the Union, and do nolhmg more, or should you, (which in its effect, will be the same thing) suffer yourselves to become alienated in feeling by your tormer party divisions, you will but hasten the com mon catastrophe and prove recreant to the trust which a frenerou8 constituency h ss confided to your hands. If then any thing like party .ha6 already mixed itself with your deliberations, discard it irom you as you would a viper from your bosoms.' : If a community of feeling cannot, produce the strangling of this mon- <?r. Call lf Jrwur aiu a vuiuuiuiiiij v uw.:w, a.iu if Herculean strength is not imparted surKcienily po tent not only for this but for any, though they be the closing scenes oi trie drama. There are some dangers so serious in their conse quences, that it would be manifestly impolitic and suicidal in the extreme to allow the in to gain strength while you are viewing them through the perspective. They must be met more than half way they must be looked in the f;ice, or in the language of an emi nent man "the odds will be against you, 'that you fall asleep in watching its approach." Yes, there are cnestions (of which this is one) that yon must affirm au unlimited control over, or your very refusal for tifies and encouraces those who assail you ; lor they construe your silence either into a cowardly tiiue-ser- vliltr iiiniully or inio a aiuu ui uuuai iuvi.ii j, which furthers their purposes equally well. But let us proceed. V hat would be the conse quences were they to succeed 1 A response to this need not occiidv our time: the history of St. Domin go is replete with instruction, and it may be well if we profit thereby. . - . We co lie now to the last suggestion, which is by far the most important in the series, for in it is found the panoply of your defence. Yes, we with defer ence affirm that we have the means of prevention in our own hands, although the carrying them out may and will invoke a loss to all. This loss, however, is not the question. -The ine question is that although it may be great, is it not infinitely less than the con summation of the purposes of fanaticism ?. That this is so you can htve.no doubt. What then are the means in your possession for self defence 1 They may be classed as follows: Means preventive and contin gent, and means unqualified and absolute. The first consists in the Tariff of duties alrendy before you, and other stringent legislation proposed ; the latter in the right of secession." A lew words upon each, and the siihject shall be dismissed. PEUEE. The Sttr, Register, and Times will please publish. MEETING IN CHOWAN. The citizens of Chowan County, pursuant to pre vious notice, assembled at the Court House in Eden ton on Monday the 2d instant, when Dr. Thoinns D. Warren was called to the Chair, John H. Leary and Joshua Skinner appointed Vice Presidents, and W. A. Littlejohn and Thomas 11. Leary, Jr., appointed Secretaries. The Chairman having explained the object of the meeting, H. W. Collins, Esq., made an address on the slavery issue, and moved the appointment of a Committee of five, to draft resolutions expressive of the sentiments of the meeting, whereupon the Chair appointed Ihe following gentlemen to constitute that Committee: Hugh VY. Collins, Aiexanuer uixon, Thos. W. Hudgins, Lucius J. Johnson and T. C. Manning. The Committee after a short consultation, reques ted leave to report to an adjourned meeting on Friday the 6th inst., which being granted, the meeting ad journed to that day. i Friday, Dec. 6th. In consequence of the session of . the Superior Court the meeting was potponed until the next day. Satcbdat, Dec, 7th. The meeting was called to order by the President, and H. W. Collins, Chairman of the Committee, presented the following preamble and resolutions. On motion of James Norconi, Esq., . the vote w::s taken on the Resolutions singly, and they were unan imously adopted. Whereas, tbe efforts of the non-slaveholding States have for some years past been unceasingly di rected to the restriction of slavery, and to the destruc tion of slave labor to the exclusion of Southern men Irom the enjoyment of territory acquired by the com mon blood and treasure of the whole nation, and which belongs equally to the citizens of all the States, to the abuse ol Southern men, and Southern institutions. Therefore, Resolved, That deploring the unhappy controversy now pending between the Northern and Southern States anxious that that controversy should be brought to a speedy and an ainbable adjustment, and believing that union and concert on the part of the South, and a full and fair expression of their rights, and of the wrongs which they suffer, constitute at this crisis, the best, if not the only means of awakening our Northern brethren to a sense of the injustice they are doing us, and thereby of staying their hands we, Whigs and Democrats : ssemhled, approve of every means of collecting the general sense of the Southern States upon the subject, and giving it full expression. 2d. Resolved, That, looking with pride to the fact that the original Southern Stales made'" the cause of Boston the cause -of' all," and that in all our wars with foreign powers, the South has stood, by; our whole country in the hour - of her utmost need,, we deem it beneath theiaroe of ber sons to make verbal protestations of patriotism and "love of, Union," and regard with contempt all charges ot disunion de signed or intended merely to deter the Southern States from assembling as our fathers of the Revolution as sembled, to express theirgrievances. i i , 3d. Resolved That the Constitution provides that persons " held to sen ice or labor in one State, under tbe laws thereof, escaping into another, shall be de livered ap on claim ot the party to whom soch service or labor may be due,' that it is the duty of Congress to provide means whereby this constitutional provi sion may be carried into effect ; that this duty has been discharged in conformity to fundamental law, and that the provision;! of said law are obligatory upon, and should receive the support of the whole nation. 4th. Resolved, That the Abolition mobs and riots in the. northern cities, .for preventing tbe execution of tbe Fugitive Slave Law, and their Abolition Con ventions, and ; the continual agitation ot the slavery issue, will, if persisted in, lead to the total alienation of one section of the. Union from the other ;tbat we respectfully warn our Northern brethren that an at tempt to repeal, or failare to enforce the Fegitive Slave Law will enite the South in determined oppo sition, end hostility to that section of the Union ; and that ihe repeal of. that law, or its modification in any material particular, will result inevitably In a dissolu tion of the Union., . , ... T -; . . 5th. Resoltted, That the Legislature be requested to ... use all constitutional power vested in it to tax -all northern goods and wares Froiight to this Stale 'Tor sale, and that our Representative and Senator ate re r quested to support measures to thai effect.' ' 6th. Resolved, That' the. citizens throughout the ' State, and especially the Merchants and Farmers be urged to co-operate with ns in our efforts to throw off our dependence on the North, by givinr preference "to southern bottoms in all cases of shipping, by en- couraging the direct importation of foreign goods into Southern ports, and by giving their aid and support .' to Southern industry and manufactures. . ,.. c . 7th. Hesulved,'.l hat as a 'contingency may arise when the arms or the Slate may be required in de- fence of her rights, the Legislature be requested to make immediate investigatibn into the condition of our military 'stores, to supply all deficiencies therein, biiu iu jidtasucu acin in n irrfiico lo our niltllia as Will result in a thorough and etncient organization of the same. . ' ' On motion of H. W. Collins, Eq., (he Secretaries were requested to transmit to our Representative and Senator at Raleigh a copy of the proceedings, with the Resolutions, with tbe request th.it they lay them before their respective bodies, and also that they be published in the "Albemarle bulletin," and the pa pers throughout the State be requested to copy. ! ,THOS. D. WA VLRKS,'' Jf resident. t Joshua SiUNNER, .' ' - John H. Leas y, Vice Presidents. W. A. Littlejohn, T. H. Lcabv, Ja. : Secretaries. ; MR, BROG DEN'S RESOLUTIONS. , Resolutions, submitted to the House of Commons, by Mr. Brogden, of Wayne, on the 16th Decem ber, 1850. W HBRCAS,' An untarnished reputation, based upon strict integrity and a rigid adherence to good faith in all our public transactions, is not only of inestimable importance, but indispensably necessary to the well being, prosperity, and happiness of our common country : and whereas, we have hitherto preserved inviolate our plighted faith, and cherished with en thusiasm our unblemished honor, regarding it as a pre cious heritage from noble sires, earned by the toil, pur chased by the blood, and endeared to us by the suf ferings ot the patriots of the revolution : and where as, it is not only highly dishonorable, but directly conflicting with every principle of justice and moral ity, for any State, nation or people to repudiate or dis own obligations contracted In good laith and with mutual concurrence, because such contracting power is not legally responsible, or such obligation may not be legally enforced : and whereas, in a portion of our Union, doctrines have been promulgated lending to degrade the National honor, destroy the National credit, and debase the National character, unjustly involving in a common- odium the other portions of this Union, and causing our name to be a by-word and reproach throughout the civilized world : and whereas, in the absence of any authoritative decla ration, a betiel may prevail that these odious doctrines meet with a silent assent, if not general approbation, throughout our Confederation, thereby ' tarnishing by implication, our country's fair fame, and rendering it not only expedient, but highly necessary and pro per, that the voice of the people, in their prim iry assemblies and in their Legislative halls, should be universally, fully, and unequivocally expressed: therefore 1. Resolved, Ry the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, That we heartily deprecate, in dignantly repel, and utterly condemn the doctrine of repudiation ot orate debts; and desire now, and for all time, distinctly and unequivocally, lo declare that North Carolina not only disavows any and ill partic ipation in such sentiments, but will not suffer the nigral sense of her people to be outraged by their avowal in any part ol our Union, by any portion of its citizens, without an expression ot tier open, thorough, and decided condemnation. 2. Resolved, That we should be recreant to every virtuous principle and honest impulse, and faithless to all moral obligation, did we hesitate to take a firm and unwavering stand, and exert the utmost energies of our State and people in vindication of the probi ty and the untarnished reputation transmitted by our fathers, which form the ground-work of that just ' pride and veneration with which their honored names are associated, and a broad basis of national integri ty, which all should delight to emulate and defend. 3. Resolvid, That public credit is one of the vital principles and a mainspring of national prosperity, and iudissolubly associated as it is, with an unim peachable character for strict honesty, must be great ly impaired, if not utterly destroyed, by any disre gard of this indispensable requisite in the formation of national, as well as of individual gcod character. 4. Resolved, That the same laws of retributive justice govern nations as individuals, and that no country or people can swerve with impunity from the 6lraignt-forward path ot uprightness and integrity ; when the quick sense of honor becomes blunted, and the sliaine of merited reproach is unfell or unheeded, the public morals will deteriorate, and public virtue decline, and, in their downward course, bear with them national respectability and national worth, and, finally, 'whelm the work and pride of ages in irretrie vable ruin. 5. Resolved, That it is our earnest hope and belief that the doctrine of repudiation will never obtain any permanent foothold on the soil of our Union; and we are proud to assert that our people are and ever have been firm in their adherence to all the max- . ims of prubity, unwavering in their acknowetlgement of all the exactions of good faith, honorable in the discharge of all obligations which mutual contracts impose or the conventional usages of society imply, and proudly sensitive to the aspersion of national dis grace. 6. Resolved, That considerations, above and dis tinct from party, reaching far beyond our day and generation, and intiinatnly affecting, as we sacredly believe, the future character, varied interests, and periuanent'prosperiiy of our beljved country, solemn ly impel us to speak fearlessly and unhesitatingly on this subject; and, in a spirit of patriotism, which -should look beyond State limits, we reprobate all violations of good faiih, and we declare our firm and united determination to preserve untarnished the honor and reputation of our common cjuntry. Extract from a letter lo the Editor, dated Richmond County, December 10. . "Your course upon the all-absorbing question of Slavery, so firr as 1 have the means of information, meets with a hearty response from both Whigs and Democrats. All unite in saying that if the poor ' boon" which was attempted to be secured by the : "adjustment" is not carried out to the letter, tnat secession in the only remedy. " Nothing short of this declaration from the Legislature will satisfy the pub lic mind, and nothing short of this will open the eyes of those whom we wish still to regard as friends. "Can there possibly be a question raised that a State has not the right to secede V7 If so we would simply call the attention of those who deny it, to the proceedings of the Conventions of Virginia, New York and Rhode Island, at the time of the ratifica tion of, the federal Constitution. Such were the mis givings of those States, that they would not accede to it except on the express condition that the powers thereby delegated might be resumed by the States at the pleasure of the people. ' ln the langauge of Vir ginia, " whensoever the Same shall be perverted-to their injury or oppression." . With this distinct un derstanding they were received into the Confederacy, and ns it inured to tbeiu it inures to all. " Party spirit should be merged on this question. Its agitation can be productive of no present good, but is potent of much mischief." . . .. , Extract from a letter to the Editor, dated Rakdolph County, December 11. f read with much pleasure the very able and pat riotic letter of the Hon. James Buchanan, addressed to the " Union Meeting" in Philadelphia. . This let ter doe honor lo his bead and heart. If I mistake not, be judges correctly as 'to Southern men abid ; ing the late "adjustment" by Congress, provided the agitation of the slavery question ceases and the fugi i tive-slave law is executed in its letter and spirit; but ' if not, this glorious Union is gone, and gone forever! For my own parti am devotedly attached to the Union, ' and if necessary would freely sacrifice my life's blood on iu altar ; but honor and liberty are still dearer to me than the JUn'ion. What Southern man does not feel tanboonded indignation when he see the only boon: given lo the South in the late compromise, -treated as a nullity by Northern tnenl ' .. . l am delighted at your flattering prospects with jour Weekly and Semi-Weekly Standard. - Your ' paper la ofiered at eaelr tow- rates now tbat no one who wishes lo read can refuse to subscribe for it. " -XfcLouisburg.oa tb 3d instant, b.tbe RevMr. Rid ley, of the Episcopal Church, DeWitt C. Stone, Esq., to Miss Mary M.. second daughter of Richard Ff Yaxbrough, Eng. of that plwcv. , ,,t -''r' '.',. . f i -1 1 : ' 3313533. - At bis residence, iu Wake County. on the 9?h instant, the Rev. William Dupree, of the Dab list Churcb, after i long and painful illness. ' The deceased was a good citi zen, a faithful Minister of the Gospel, and abouet man. He Wat witlnlv Innvn hnvintr nrahl in M.n.' rAnn ties f be Stale for a number of years; ami his death w" occasion sincere sorrow in many bosoms. ' He died n fai,h h bad so often commended to others, and ia fuU assurance of a blissful immortality. ; la Newbern, on the Sth instant, Mr. Robert lfT, ("Su 90 Iu Warreoton on the 9th instant, Mr-Edward J. Ma cau, in bis 36th year. Also,. in - Warren, on the lOtb instant. Mi1. Simmons Soatherland, aged about 50 years, -" ln Granville, on tho 29th November, Mr. Robrt Jones, " Sr. in the 86th year of his agv.'- i' Important to - MILLERS & M1X.L OWJTERS I Tip HE Undersigned would respectfully inform those M. endued in the Milling Business in N. C, that he keeps constantly on hand, and will supply at tbe sluwtesl notice, that almost invaluable article . '. i -: . YOUXG'S IMPROVED PATENT SMUT AND SCREENING MACHINE.' The on'y Machine ofthe k i nrl that has stood the test and eiven satisfaction to the public. Ir has surplan'ed every S aiut Machine jet i ff.red in the State, more or less of which h been taken down to make room tor it. . The pobiic need Tear no imp isition, as there are now no me 28 Machines running in N C; and I wish to offer no other ' reference!) than the gentlemen who are .using them, whose expectations have been more than realized in their perfoicianre. It not only thoroughly cleanses lb Wheat of smut, but also purifies it of all oilier substances, almost lo perfection. It lakes up but 4 feet equate irv the Mill, and requires but little power. : II is warranted fr five years against breaking or wearing oot, and also to retain its cleaning qualities for that time. : There are a number of these Machines through which 100,000 bushels ot Wheat Have been cleaned, and they have never been not of order one day.-. There was awarded to it Ihe Premium at tbe Maryland State Fair, and a Premium with a Silver Medal, at the Fail of the Maryland Institute, at Baltimore, last Fall. ' Address the Subscriber at South Lowell Mills.O anga county, N.C. .- JNO. A. Mc V1ANNEN. December 21, 1S50. 15 IT. Register, Fayeltevilte Observer, Argus, and VI i lion Chronicle, ropy S weeks and tin ward accounts to the subscriber, f- '" State of North Carolina. Warreu county. The Petition of Henry Harris, and of Virginia A- Wright, Minerva H. Wright, William D. Wright, Drury S. Wright, Lucy B. W right and Henry A. Wright, inl'ants under twenty-one years of age, by their next friend Anderson Wright, vs. Eliza Davis, Mary Aycock and Augustus Aycock, children of Henry Aycock dee'd., Sally Aycock. Mary Aycock, Martha Ann Aycock-.' Ann Maria Aycock and Frances Aycock, children of Clatborn Aycock dee'd., Sally Aycock, and Samuel Aycock Pe tition in Warren Court of Equity, for a Sale of Land for the purpose or Partition. AFFIDAVIT ! having been made before rne by Henry Harris, one of the Petitioners in the above cause, that Augustus Aycock and Samuel Aycock, two ofthe above defendants, are non-residents of this State, publication is hereby made according to act of Assem bly, for six weeks, notifying tha said Augustus Aycock and Simui'l Aycock of the filing of said Petihon, and thut they be and appear at the next term nf oursaid Court o! Kqnify, to be held for the County of Warren, at the Court House in Warreoron, on the third Monday after the fiurth Monday in Mirch next, then and there to plead, answer or demur to the sait petition, otherwise the same will be takeu pro confess and beard ex parte to them.. Witness, Charles M Cook, Clerk and Master of our said Court of Equity, at office the third Monday after the fourth Monday in September. A. P., 1830. C. VI. COOK, C M. E. December 21. (Pr. adv. 3 62.) 847 w6r. New York Abolition Merchants. A CARD. AVING been . informed that a report originating with a Newspaper published in this city, to the ef- feet that we are Abolitionists and supporters of papers advocating abolition doctrines, &c, has been put ia cir culation in the Southern States, we deem it proper to state that said report ia ufery false and without foun dation. '.' - I '1;" . -. . . i, Neither member of oar 'firm has any leaning towards or sympathy with abolitionism or its advocates, and never had ; but on tbe contrary are staunch supiorters of Ihe Constitution and laws of the country, and opposed to any re-opentng of or ' further agitation upon the subject of Slavery. ' '. We respectfully request nil pn pcrs which have given currency to said report to do ua the justice and favor to retract and contradict the same. PERKINS, WARREN, & CO. (Late Dennis, Portland,' & Co,) ; 30 Broadway.' New York, Nov. 13, 1 850. ' 15 It. , Loubiu!! and Router Extracts For the H a.idkkrcim kv. Heliotrope, '" Violet, West End, Jassamin, - ' Rose Citronella, Geranium, Italian Flowers, Booqoe't DeCarolite, ' Jockey Club, ' Vervaine, ( . Li'.y, . - i Palchonly, Jenny Lind, - - - ' ; Jube Rose, r . Honey Suckle. Musk, Also, Farina Cologne, fine Toilet and Shaving Soaps. Toilet Balls, and a large Siock of Dressing Combs, Hair Tooth, and Nail brushes which will be sold low at the Drug Store of , WILLIAMS, HAYWOOD, & CO. 19th, 1850. 15 ENGLISH SCHOOL. MISS JULIA PEACE informs her friends end the citizens that she intends opening- a 8choo! on the 1st of January, in which will be taught tbe usual branch. es of an English Education. If there are those in the country who would wish to send their children, ber Moth er can accommodate them with board. Particular atten tion will be paid to tbe manners, and improvement of the children committed to ber charge. Terms the same as tbe other Schools. ' Raleigh Dec 16, 1850. 847 ' The Kaleigh Star will please .copy three times, sikl send account to this office. Oxford Female Academy. Glta.XVII.LK CoUIfTV, N. C. IH Regular exercises of this institution will lie re sumed on Monday the 12th day of January nest. Terms per Session of Jive months . Board, including fuel, lights, washing, dec. $ 4S 00 . Tuition in tbe English branches, '- .. . 15 CO ' French or Latin, --.- - ' ' ' : 6 C9 Music on the Piano with use of instrument, 20 CO 8AML. I. YEN ABLE, Principal. ; Oxford, Dec.' 15, 1850. . ' 847 ttw.. . RALEIGH AClDEJir. THIS Institution will again open on Wednesday, Jan uary 8, 1850. Particular attention will be given to the French Language, Book keeping. Surveying, Levell ing end other branches of a practical character. . J M. LOVEJOY. Raleigh, Dec. 16, 1850.' 15 5c ,: A Printer Wanted. rt0 take charge of the Christian Sun to be printed in J the City of Raleigh. Liberal wages will bs paid to one who is competent to the task. None others need spply. ; - w ..... , H. B. HAYES. , December 17, 1850.- , . 647 -I Wines and Brandies. ; ' Scotch Ale and loudon Porter, OT Superior quality, selected for Medical porposes constantl v on hand and for sal at the Drug State of ' WILLIAMS, HAYWOOD. A CO. December 19. ' ' - 16 lYeait Powders, ! r. TRY a Box if you want good Buckwheat and Eattcr Calces, tor sale at the Drug Store ot ''- ' ' WILLIAMS, HAYWOOD, A CO." December 1. 185& ' 18 trmte iTlnc for Cooking. -. JIIST received and for Sale fcy -''.i . WILLIAMS, HAYWOOD at CO, December 19,1350..; ., j''. . I .v.,.; v.- , V.- tri ;: r . .... ' ,s';'; ' -'''. i !;.. . ii& hi fit I! h lit. is i Is . It 1 St ii 5 8 I i I ii i' '