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t RAIL ROAD CONVENTION. r v na 1 0 o The Delegates appointed by ibe rarious counties interested in the great work chartered by the Legia- . . . . a ? 1. 1 i : latnre 01 uie oiaie at ii ii session, anwmBiru in the Presbvterian church, at half past 11 o'clock, and were called to order by John A. Gilmer, Esq. on wbose motion, Gbokck Datis, Esq., of Wilmington, was called to the Chair, and. on motion of Gen. ta Charles C Raboteau. of Raleigh, and D. F. Caldwell, of Guilford, were appointed Secretaries, Upon taking the Chair, Mr. Davis addressed the Convention, thankinsr them for the honor confered upon him, and alluding1 in patriotic and eloquent terms to the trreat enterprise to advance which so hi ghiy respectable a, body of North Carolinians had assembled. , The Convention being thus temporarily organized, after some conversation as to the proper course to Sursue, on suggestion of Calvin, Graves, Esq., the ecretary proceeded to call the roll of counties, when the following were found represented by the Dele- gates named : Jllamance Daniel Harden, John Harden, John Holt, Jesse Gant, William A. Carrigan, Benjamin Trollingef, Henry C. Trollinger, Joseph W. Steele, David L. Kav. William Trollinerer, John u. lurren- tine, Thompson Murray, Robert McCauley, Benja min F. Morton. Samuel Kerr,"Giles Mebane. Buncombe-' James M. Patton, Marcus Erwin, John E. Patton, N. W. Woodfin, Balis M. Edney. Brunswick Dr. Frederick J. Hill. Burke W. W. Avery, John H. Murphy, Alexan der Duckworth. Craven C. B. Dibble. Caswell- Calvin Graves, James N. Fuller. Chatham Joshua Lindley. Cabarrus W. W. Rankin, J. M. Long, E. D McRae, Rufus Barringer. Chrrnk A. T. Davidson. Davidson 1. W. Thomas. James A. Long-, H. Ledford. Charles Hoover, T. W. Stimnson, Eli Harris. Henderson Adams, Thomas Jones, P. K. Ronnsaville. Charles Mock. A. G. Foster. J. L. Clemmons, E. E. Pitts, Rev T. McDonald, H. Brown, H. Brummell, J. M. Leach. Guilford John M. Morehead, John M.Dick, Joel McLean. Eli Smith, Ludwick Summers, Francis L. Simpson, J. M, Cunningham, James W. Doak, Samuel Dwiggins, Elihu Coffin, John Hunt, J. W. Field. John Carter. F. Fentress, F. Elliott, Abrara Clann. Ralnb Gorrell. John A. Gilmer, D. F. Cald well, A. Bevil, John Wharton, Joseph Gibson. . Johnston John McLeod. Lincoln John P. Bynum. Mecklenburg C. F. Fox. McDowell Dr. S. J. Erwin. Sew Hanover Dr. F. J. Hill, Alexander McRae, PK. Dickinson, O. G. Parsley, A. J. De Rossett, jun., Rev. M. Robbins, Jethro Ballard, George Da vis, Eli W. Hall. Northampton Edmund Wilkins. Orange W. J. Bingham, C. C. Tinnin, Jas. F. Patterson, John H. Webb, William Webb, O. F. Long, Edwin A. Heartt, John Cameron, Ex-Gov. Swain, Joseph Tate, Richard Ashe. - Rowan John W. Ellis, John B. Lord, John I. Shaver, Jno..D. Brown, William Overman, H. James, Calvtn S. Brown, Myer Myers, Dr. A. M. Hender son, H. L. Robards, Jeremiah Clarke, H. C. Jones, Dr. Samuel Kerr, J. F. McCorkle, E. D. Austin, John K. Graham, Osborne G. Foard, Charles L. Torrence, Luke Blackmer, J. C. Barnhardt, Paul M. Heilig, Joseph F. Chambers, Joel H. Jenkins, Wil liam M. Barker, Caleb Klutts, J. M. Coffin, J. A. Worth, J. J. Bruner. Rockingham Joseph Holderby, Rev. B. Field, E. S. Morris. Randolph R. M. Blair, Allen N. Tomlioson, M. W. Leach, J. P. Russ, C. M. Lines, Robert Gray, Thomas Rice, M. W. Long, Alexander Robbins, Ahi Robbins, J. W. Long. Rutherford J. G. Bynum, J. J. Erwin. Wayne J. W. Sasser, James Griswold. Wake R. M. Saunders, George W. Mordecai, Charles L. Hinton, Charles C. Raboteau, Dabney Cosby, Dr. Langdon C. Manly. Petersburg, Va. H. D. Bird, Thomas White, William Lea, Joseph Dunn, Edward Graham. . From Petersburg Rail Road Company H. D. Bird. ' From Greenville and Roanoke Rail RoadH. D. Bird, Edmund Wilkins. - '"-CoY.MoTehead rose and said we had an opportu nity to elect a President of this Convention who " would do honor to the State ; and proceeded to pass a high eulogium upon Calvin Graves, of Caswell, who had given the casting vote by which this char ter had been passed ; and concluded by moving- that he be unanimously appointed President of the North Carolina Railroad Convention. The proposition was received with applause. And the question being put by the Chairman, the moti6n was unanimously adopted. Whereupon, the Hon. Calvin Graves was con ducted to the Chair by Gov. Morehead, and tender ed his thanks for this mark of the regard and confi dence of the Convention. The occasion which had called us together was one of great magnitude. The eyes of the people of the State were turned upon us, with the most cheering anticipations that from the deliberations of this body, this great entereprise might be strengthened and matured. He trusted their antici pations would be realized. When we turn our eyes to other States and see what they have done, the in- 3 airy was naturally presented, how can there be any ifficulty about the construction of this Road 1 He referred to the statistics of England upon the subject. There they had expended two hundred millions of pounds sterling in Railroads ; and the great difficulty with which they had to contend was in obtaining the right of way, which frequently cost from $60,000 to $70,000 per mile. All this in a country not so large as some of our States ! When we cast our eyes abroad upon our own country to Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and other States North ; to booth Carolina and Georgia on the South, and everywhere to the great West, and see the great works of improvement proposed and accomplished should it longer be said that Worth Carolina was un ed to present. He came forward to enlist under the banker of the gentleman who addressed us this morn ing, end to ush forward this great enterprise.- The speech' of Gen. S4 though shorty was Strong and elo quent, and received with great Applause. J.- He. Con eluded by presenting the following resolution Resolved, That 's committee of eleven be appointed by the President, whose duty it shall be to inquire and submit the most eligible plan for increasing the sobscription'neeessary for raising the one million of dollars as prescribed by the charter ; provided it should appear that a sufficient sum has not already been sub-' scribed for that purpose. Hamilton C. Jones, Esq. betnsr called for, address ed the Convention in a characteristic, strong and able speech in which he asserted the ability of the peo ple of North Carolina to accomplish this great work; J f 3 i 1 . . . " 1 1 A J ana eniorcea, very empnaucaiiy, lis pracucaoimy ana ultimate success. The people represented by him and his colleagues were -deeply interested in this Road thev looked upon it as their only hope and should it fail, thousands of them must leave the coun try. ' . , . Gen. Edney and Mr. Dibble made a few remarks, after vNiich Mr. Davis being loudly called for, ad dressed the Convention upon the benefits which had resulted from the building of one Railroad in North Carolina. He alluded to the much-abused and un fortunate W. & R. Railroad. Mr. D. then proceeded to contrast the former state of Wilmington with its present erowth and nrosneritv rivin? trlowinsr ac- r - r c e w c counts of the favorable prospects before the town of Wilmington. Mr. D. also went into an examination of the amount and prices paid by that town alone to New York for articles, abundance of which can be produced and furnished by the Western section of North Carolina, provided this Road was finished. Mr. Clark, of Rowan, then responded to a call in a few remarks upon the Railroad theme; and addressed some arguments to the Convention, but was inter rupted by Mr. H. C. Jones, who moved an adjourn ment. The President then announced the following Com mittee under the Resolution of Gen. Saunders hereto fore adopted, viz : Messrs. Saunders, of Wake ; Mc Rae, of Wilmington; Griswold, of Wayne ; McLcod, of Johnston; Grahamof Orange; Trollinger, of Ala mance; Gilmer, of Guilford; Leach, of Davidson; Lord, of Rowan; Fox, of Mecklenburg; and Barrtn ger, .ot Cabarrus. And then the Convention adjourned until to-mor row morning at 10 o'clock. lion of ftoltars, should be found unsubscribed, accor ding to the terms of the charter, submitted In part i the following report t: 1. Resolved, That as soon as the Company shall b iVnted: He contended that we ought not teJoarn .irt, nMr!n.avrV Ar?.1 bt the StCCK SHa -nr.UMi4. y o V r- r , , fntinr tha charter at once. '' ?' iv ' i ' ' Mr Jones, or ;ttowan' was awarueu wv Friday, Nov. 30, 1849. The Rev. Mr. Pickardbe'iaz present, on iavitation opened the session of the Convention with prayer. the Chair announced that the hrst business this morning would be the reception ot Keports from Committees. Whereupon, Gov. Morehead, from the Committee on Subscriptions, observed that the Committee would soon be ready to report ; and in the mean time, he called upon any gentleman present who was in pos session of any information to communicate to the Convention, to do so. W. W. Averv. Lsa. then addressed the Conven tion, presenting the following communication from S. Moylan Fox, Esq. the Engineer on the Buncombe Turnpike Road : MOROANTON, NOV. 17th, 19-19. I. T. Avert, Chairman, &c. Dear Sir : Your communication of this inst., informing me of a res olution adopted at a Railroad meeting in this place, requesting my attendance as a delegate from Burke county, to the Railroad Conventional Greensborough, &c, has been received. 1 regret that my profession al engagements compel me to decline the honor in tended to be conferred upon me. I feel a great in terest in the completion of whatl consider the engine of reformation to the whole State a Central Rail road from Raleigh to Tennessee, connecting our com mercial towns with the whole of the interior. The developments of my surveys for the Western Turnpike has fully established the practicability of extending the XMorth Carolina Railroad west from Salisbury to the Tennessee line, and that at a com paratively low cost. The only doubtful point upon the whole line was the passage of the Blue Ridge, which is the dividing ground between the Eastern and Western waters. This Ridge at the Swananoa Gap is 2640 feet above tide water ; while the valley of the Catawba on the one side at Old Fort is 1340 feet above tide, leaving but 1300 feet of elevation on the Eastern side, which can be overcome at a grade of 800 feet to the mile in 13 miles, provided the sum mit be reduced 260 feet by a tunnel. A tunnel 5000 feet will do this, saving 33 miles of road. This summit is only as high as that overcome bv the Penn sylvania Railroad, and lower than that of Virginia or Maryland. My estimate of the cost of the Road from Salisbury to the Tennessee line is in round numbers two mill ions or dollars. This includes all the work and equipment of the road with engines, depots, &c., and l believe it to be a very ample estimate of the cost. j he valley 8 ot the trench Broad and Swananoa on the Western side of the mountain rise with a slope of about 20 feet on the mile to within five miles of the Blue Ridge summit a distance ot 55 miles. On the Eastern side the Catawba extends from the foot of the slope necessary to grade upon the moun tain to a point near the Island Ford, a distance of 66 miles. There is no portion of the country that 1 have been in: that offers cheaper position for a railwav than these 121 miles of valley. For miles together the grading will not cost over 400 dollars ner mile. These streams have most of the way broad bottom tanas ana are remarkably direct. 1 consider the work of manifest importance to the whole estate, and to all the commercial towns of the States of Virginia and Sooth Carolina. By this route Norfolk is reached in 513 miles; Wilmington in 49z mnes; nanesion in ol3 miles, and Kich mond in 465 miles. All these distances except the last, are many miles nearer than any other route eith er proposed or constructed. While the route to Rich mond is but fifty miles longer than the proposed route mrougn Virginia, ana the cost of the route wil scarcely exceed one half- a point of great moment. as u win secure tne same profit at halt the toils. x- ruin uicve consiaeranons j nave no hesitation in believing that the road must be profitable in itself. . .1 . . . ii . ana oi mesumaoie value to our eastern roads and towns. With this extension to Knoxville. we will be in di duly, organized; it will be both expedient and tfroper f and as usual, received the Uoud anLmerry -applause inai me cre8iaeai ana jsireciors snau cause uieproperi of tne wnoie convennonw : '-....f I ha I :httir annnlnTPn U1B IOHUW1U22 kcumviui". compose the Executive Committee of eleven under the second Resolution above, viz : .Messrs. wunucij, MrcitJY2wk,lJr Method: Swain.' tSraham, Trol- Kn-r T Kf MnrhMd-Thomas. Lord. Fox,. and It i.nrnnr to remark here. that, throughout the awnincr thA Riihsnri otiona were being made, nnder the obllcration proposed above by Mr, Gilmer : and at this point fifty-one gentlemen had signed it -A, nnmher of verv interesting addresses were al surveys and estimates to be made, and the Road to be put under contract on the entire route, and that the superstructure should be commenced at its point of connexion with the Wilmington Road,' and also at its western terminus. ; 2. Resalvedy further, ThzX the President and Direc tors, in letting out tho contracts for work and mate rials, shall in all eases give a preference to such stock-holders as may- propose or desire to become contractors. ( I - 3. Resolved further. That it is. highly "important and necessary that the whole of the unsubscribed capital of one "million should be subscribed before the adjournment of this Convention, and that a sub scription be forthwith opened for that purpose. The question being upon the 1st and 2d Resolu tions, ., . , . Gov. Morehead submitted ' his views against the latter part of. the 1st Resolution which provided for the commencement of the Road at.the point of con nection with the Wilmington ' Road, and also at its western terminus., ,. :i - Mr. George Davis explained that the object of the Wilmington delegation was that the iron might be brought to Wilmington, and carried on their Rail road with facility and cheapness ; and the passage of this part of the - Resolution, would materially aid the obtaining subscriptions to the stock in that por tion of the State. . Gov. Swain then addressed the Convention, pro posing a modification of the Resolution that we go the whole Road or none, if that would meet the views of the Wilmington delegation. ' Gen. Saunders read the Resolution again, to show that the first part of the Resolution affirmed that the whole Road should be built. He was opposed in Committee to the .last, part of the Resolution, and was unwilling to trammel the President'and Direc tors by any conditions. He submitted to the Wil mington delegation to withdraw the latter clause, with the assurance that he would vote for any sepa rate resolution declaring that the whole Road should be built, if any of it, and leave the whole matter to the sound discretion of the President and Directors. Gen. S. had the authority of the Wilmington dele gation to withdraw it, so that the grading of the whole Road should commence on the entire route from Goldsborough to Charlotte, and proceed pari passu. Ur, Hill also stated the reasons of the Wilming ton delegation ; made a most effective appeal in favor of the work ; and conoluded by declaring that he would be one of a hundred to take all the stock un subscribed ; one of fifty ; or one of ten. Gen. Saunders then read the 1st Resolution as proposed to be amended by agreemont, as follows : Resolved, That as soon as the Company shall be duly organized, it shall be both expedient and pro per that the President and Directors shall cause the 6 roper surveys and estimates to be made and the :oad to be put under contract on the entire route, commencing at the Wilmington and Raleigh Rail road, where the same passes over Neuse River, in the County of Wayne, via Raleigh, and thence by the most practicable route via Salisbury, in the Coun ty of Rowan, to the town of Charlotte, in the County of Mecklenburg. The amendment having met with entire approba tion, was adopted nem. con. And the 1st and 2d Resolutions were then unani mously adopted. Gen. Saunders then took the floor, and addressed the Convention fully, upon itsactoin so far, and upon the subject of the Road generally. After some re marks highly patriotic and lofty in their bearing, conciliatory towards all differences of views, and tending to unite all interests in the great work be fore us, he proceeded to deliver an appeal of the most earnest and eloquent character. It was the great speech of the Convention ; and we regret that tne hurry ot going to press forbids even the feeble attempt to do it justice. , Having concluded, tbe question was taken upon the 3d Resolution, which was unanimously adopted. J. A. Gilmer, Esq. then submitted the following agreement to be entered into, by way of securing hthe stock in the Road, viz : Whereas, only a part of the One Million of indi vidual subscriptions to the North Carolina Rail Road Company required is taken : Whereas, the purpose of this agreement is to take and secure the balance of the One Million of said individual stock, not already subscribed, and to be subscribed by others: We, the undersigned interchangeably agree with each other and said Company, to take each the one hundredth part of the said balance of the said indi vidual stock : This agreement to be binding on none, unles one hundred persons or companies subscribe .the same or the entire amount be made up : Each person or company to be at liberty to sub scribe as many shares of the hundred as he or they may please, and bound for no more than his or their subscriptions. Nov. 29, 1849. J. M. Morehead, Fred. J. Hill, Geo. W. Mordecai, Wm. Boylan (by G. W. Mordecai, John McLeod, J. W. Thomas, C. S. Brown, C. S. Brown & H. James, Dibble & Brothers, John E. Patton, T. Mc Donald, O. G. Foard & J. F. Foard. Samuel k-rr. Jonathan W. Field & Co., Dabney Cosby, Joel Mc Lean & Co., C. P. Mendenhall & Co., 2; Sasser, Griswold & Co., 2; Alexander McRae, John B. Lord, John A. Gilmer, D. L. Swain, J. H. Jenkins, John I. Shaver, Peter Adams, C. L. Hinton & T. Miller, J. O. Watson (by C. L. Hinton) John D. Hawkins (by Geo. W. Mordecai,) Richard Smith & R. M. Saunders, W. W. Avery & Joseph J. Erwin, H. C. Jones & H. L. Robards, John H. Webb, R. J. Ashe, J. M. Dick & Co., A. J. De Rosset, jr., P. K. Dickinson, Charles Mock (by J. W. Thomas & T. McDonald,) O. G. Parsley, J. A. Mebane & Co., Hoover & James, J. F. McCorkle, Mebane & Car rigan, John Hunt & Co. (by J. A. Gilmer,) Charles L. Torrence, W. J. Bingham &. Co., Benton Field, James VV. Doak & Co., J. M. Coffinr and Simpson & Gibson. The above names were obtained at differ ent stages of the subsequent proceedings, but are here inserted in full to the number of 51. On motion, the Convention adjourned until three o'clock. ArTEBwooN Session. Ex-Gov. Swain took tbe floor, and. at some length urged upon the citizens of North Carolina, hen . sera bled, to complete the subscription to the. stock of wis xvoaa. Gen. Saunders again addressed the conventinn. He was ready to devote his time to the success of this great enterprise. We now have 630.000 sub. scribed, and all that is necessary is $370,000 more. He bad traversed the State as a political pilgrim be was now ready to traverse it in this more just and holy cause concluding by moviner that the commit. tee of wavs and man hv in in A n .i. y - w - . .w .t. uuitii" .11 3 session of the Convention, which was granted. uot. moreneaa ana several . other rftnt nmn lowed in short speeches during the session, and whiU subscriptions were being obtained ; after which. Gen. Edney moved that the convention take a re. cess until half past 6 o'clock. able and unwilling to accomplish what bad been done yby all 1 He trusted not. Better that we had never existed as a State, than manifest by our apathy and inactivitv that we are enable and nnwillinor to dn anv . o J 1 .-w . i.iu t w v9 . ii ur I thing. Better wipe out our State lines and give up rect communication with our great National road to ( the administration of affairs to out neighbors, than California, and ready to join in the contest with our to inane uie numiuaung acicnowieagement mat we are unable to take care of our own interests and to take a respectable position in the great race of im provement. He closed by saying he bad taken his position on this subject he had planted his foot- ana woaiever oojecuons migm oe raised, ne would continue to beat back opposition and stand up for sister States for the trade and travel to that vast treas ure house. The people of the West are becominc fullv aware of tbe great importance of this work to their future prosperity, and are determined to have a connection with the Hast. This should be through our own btate. And 1 have no fear that with such a charter what he believed to be the true interest and glory of as was given to tbe road from Goldsborough to Char- li!a Sltita 1 1-ii. :ii i j?. . his State. On motion of H. C. Jones, the following gentlemen were appointed Vice Presidents of the Convention, viz: t Hon. R. M. Sagnpers, of Wake Dr. Frederick J. Hill, of Brunswick, ' Hon. Jonar W. Ellis, of Rowan, - Col, Johv McLeod, of Johnston, Gen. Johh G. Btrcm, of Rutherford, Ex-Got. Morehead, of Guilford. On motion of H. C. Jones, the organization of the Convention was completed by the appointment of tbe following Secretaries, viz : Charles C. Raboteau. . of Wake, and D. F, Caldwell, and L. Swaim. of uuurora. Ex-Goy. Morehead then arose and addressed the Convention, in a speech of great power upon the practicability of the Road and the mode in which it can be constructed concluding with a motion that a committee of six be appointed by the Chair, to be called tne isomrouiee on Subscriptions, whose dutv it should be to make out a list of the absolute sub scriptions to the stock of the Road, as definitely as they can be ascertained, examine the subject of sub- r 1 l.i. I . . , . scripuon, ouiuk atuu onuiuonai, ana maxe a de tailed report to-morrow. The question being pot, the motion was unani mously earriea. Tbe President appointed the following gentlemen to compose said committee, viz; Messrs. Morehead, of Guilford; Mebane, of Alamance; Thomas, of Da Mdton i Jones, of Rowan ; Mordecai, of Wake ; and -niftitinson: of New Hsndver. ; ... ' On raoiion ot Got. Morehead, tbe Convention ad -ieurned ontir afternoon: at"3 o'clock. - "- , ..j".;M.v:i .".'' h.w.i ArrtwrooKSissioirV 1 The Convention, reiaisembled at 3 o'clock. " 'A'lood, and '-unanimous call' being' made for Gen, Saunders, that gentleman" arose, - and' intimated bis tA address the Convention at some time da- nng its rT""' which called for defi lotte, we will have difficulty in makintr the road. W . a . " i nave tne honor to be, very respectfully, your obt. servi. . . . MoviiAN Fox. Which, being read, was laid unon the tahlm or. dered to be printed with the proceedings of this Con vention ; and the thanks of the Convention were ten dered to the author. Air. laoman, of Davidson, remarked that ha also had an item of intelligence to communicate to the Convention ; and referred to, and sent to the Secret ry's table to be read, a letter from the Hon. Simon Cameron, of Pa. expressing tbe favor- with which Northern capitalists regarded the charter of the North Carolina Railroad, and asking for additional informa tion in relation to the same, to guide their action in a contemplated investment therein. Mr. T. accompa- niea mis icuer wun an aaaress to the convention, in his usual I v energetic and nractical manner. Gov. Morehead then read a letter from G. B. Man ly, & Co., of Lock Haven, Clinton County Pa. eon- taming a proposition to laice contracts upon tbe Koad to do the grading for 50 miles East and the same distance West of Raleigh at certain rates named, and furnishing timber, rails, &c. and receive in payment 10 percent, of stock; or to take 50 miles, on the same condition as before, and employ North Caro- una laoorers, oCf wnico. was read. i Also, as chairman of the Committee on subscrip tions, Gov. M. submitted a detailed report of the amount of absolute subscriptions of stock, amounting full of deep impassioned feelinsr and preat dowpm listened to with breathless attention and the most in tense interest. The: gallant and determined spirit of this diatinfreished freatleman touAhod . vrv. hear i that assembly, ) and awoke a feelin? of enthusiaam and anxiety deep, startling and fervent as we have ever witnessed, . ;mi .-: it l m q- nt ?;.-':jtcj3 Gen, B. M. Ednev followed in a eon ran of mm art characterized by great earnestneia.'T", ,f yen. &aunceri, irom the Committee, to whom were " . . , y l.MMWVf IIVIH IUB VVIUUilklCD Ml WUUill WSH E at h was prpartrg. resolution referred the qoeatibn of considering the best plan for inUesction, and wftich he intend-; securing whatever portion of the capital o:oni? mil- e A number of very interesting addresses were also made by different gentlemen, and received with great applause. ' ' H. Lf. Kobards, .sq onered we loitowing reaom- tions. viz.: i; Resolved, Tliat the thanks of this Convention be tendered to the authorities of the Presbyterian Church for the use of the building in which tbe ses sions of the Convention have been heldi ' ' 2. Resolved, That the thanksof the covention are hereby tendered to the President, and other officers, for the able manner in which they have aiscnargea the duties devolved upon them. " ' . The Question beiner pat by the Secretary, tne Kes- olotions were unanimously adopted.- On motion of Mr. Bingham, the thanks pt the Convention were also presented to the citizens of Greensborough, for their generous hospitality exten ded to the members of this Convention. The business being concluded, the Hon. Calvin Graves, President of the Convention, in closing its session, briefly and happily responded to the many kind allusions made to him personally, when he had only done his duty, in common with the 22 gallant North Carolinians who stood side by side, and bat tled for this Charter. His remarks were delivered in an impressive and highly emphatic manner, and were characterized throughout by fervent patriotism. and the utmost devotion to tbe success' of this great enterprise. After which, the proceedings were ordered to be published in the papers of tbe State, and the Con vention adjourned, sine die. CALVIN GRAVES, President. R. M. Saunders, 1 Fred. J, Hill, John W. Ellis, Vice John McLeod, " Presidents. John G. Bvnum. J. M. Morehead, J Ch. C. Raboteau, ) D. F. Caldwell, Secretaries. L. Swaim, ) THE LATE ELECTIONS. Ten thousand or a Democratic Majority and nine thousand or a Democratic gain ! The Jack son Mississippian of the 9th instant comes to us full of rejoicing for the overwhelming democratic major ity in that State. Besides tbe undivided delegation of democrats to Congress, a large majority of democrats in each branch of the legislature, and the election of every officer on the State ticket, there is a democratic gain of some nine thousand within the last year, by swell ing the majority from one to ten thousand ! If this is not a victory to be proud of, then we know not what is. Ohio Salesman. Wisconsin. Overwhelming triumph or the de mocracy. The Wisconsin, of the 10th, says that the legislature will be decidedly democratic, both in the Senate and the Assembly, and the democratic State ticket is elected by from 4,000 to 8,000 ma jority. This majority, for a new State, is overwhelmingly large, and it shows that the youngest child of the north-west is determined not to be least in her sup port of the pure principles of Jeffersonian democracy. Michigan. The majority for Barry, the democrat ic candidate for Governor of Michigan, is about 4,300. The Senate consists of 16 democrats, and 6 whigs and free-soilers ; the House of 42 democrats and 24 L. I J " ft . ... wings ana iree-souers. democratic majority on joint ballot, 28. New York. It is now ascertained beyond a rea sonable doubt that four State officers (including the judge of sppeals (have been chosen by each of the parties namely, the foor on each ticket generally supported by the anti-renters and that the legisla ture stands exactly tied. Senate. Assembly. Joint ballot. Whig, 17 63 80 Opposition, 15 65 80 ' . THIIlTY-FraST CONORfe& iV' As a matter of conyer-rBnt reference, as well as for general information,' e give belov?' the names of the Senators and members of -the H ease of, Representa tives constituting the-Thirty-first Congress, with their respective party-designations. For the alpha betical list of the members of the House of Represen tatives we are indebted to our worthy friend, Major B. B.. French, of this city, . for whose accuracy in these matters the public" have 'an ample guaranty in the fact that he has for many years been connected with the House in the capacity of principal clerk: SENATE. . Term r -x . At ABASIA.; CXpirtS. Beiamin Fitzpabicfe 1853 William R. Kin- 1855 .;-. Aa.AjrsAS'-.!i Wm . K. Sebastian 1 853 Solon Borland " 1855 Connecticut. Roger S. Baldwin "1851 Truman Smith 1855 DelawaRX John Wales rr 1851 Presley Spruance ' 1853 - ' Florida. David L. Yulee 1851 Jackson Morton 1855 Gsoksia. John M. Berrien 1853 Wm. C. Dawson 1855 Indiana.. Jesse D. Bright 1851 James Whitcomb 1855 '- Illinois. Stephen A. Douglas 1853 James Shields 1855 Iowa. . George W. Jones 1853 Augustus C. Dodge 1855 . KsirrucKt. Joseph R. Underwood 1853 Henry Clay Louisiana. Solomon U. Downs Pierre Soule .. Maink. Hannibal Hamlin James W. Bradbury Massachusetts. Daniel Webster John Davis Mar tla vn. Benjamin C. Howard James A. Pearce Missiasirrr. Jefferson Davis Henry S. Foote Term expires. 1851 1853 Michigan. Lewis Cass Alpheus Felch .fibMMi r. uvMlS80URI .v. .y;vi i. Thomas H. Benton 1851 David R. Atchison; 1855 New Hahf8!IIrr. Jno. P. Hale; (F. S.) 1853 Moses Norris, Jr. K; 1855 New York. Daniel S. Dickinson 4 85l William H. Seward 1855 New Jersev. Wml Is. Dayton 1851 Jacob W. Miller 1853 North Carolina. 1853 leer 1855 Uhio. Thomas Corwin 1851 S. P. Chase, (F. S.) 1855 Pennsylvania. Daniel Sturgeon 1851 James Cooper 1855 Khode Island. Albert C. Greene 1851 John H. Clarke 1853 Willie P. Mangum Georse E. Bad" THCAROLINA RAIjEIGII: GREENSBOROUGH his body, which , .r: nov ind Tli k.J i: i jf 77' " cn BJnWed n Thn vu muni niP-ni last. i. . -l aoonom iuu 8c8loa oi two aays." We publick " St ings in our paper to-day. ePrcetj. There were more than one hundred and ft gates in attendance; and ."on the main Delt. osition before the Convention," saj, prop, rough Patriot, "to take all the remaiin nsh hundred sharesy-one shares were J " in whole amount of individual subscription Th certained, is $204,800. It will be neces " forty-nine associations or individuals t nVm maining part of the honored shares. lhe We have heard the Speech of Gen. SannJ . the Convention spoken of in the verv h i i! efor The Greensborough Patriot says : terl. " Gcn. Saunders prompt attendance at n road ConvenUon, so soon after his ret.,r V 0nr residence in a foreign land to the boson 8 lon' and his devoted participation in the proceMi 4 home. Convntion. i n mmnmch... vl:elnw nf it. . ..range OI Th A " "It South Carolina. John C Calhoun 1853 1855 A. P. Butler 1855 j TEyirssszi. 1853' Hopkins L. Turney 1851 1 855' John Bell . , 1853 I Texas. 1851 IThomas K. Rusk 1851 1853, Sam Houston 1853 l Vermont. , . 1851 Samuel S. Phelps 185 1 1853 William Upham 1853 . j. VlRINIA. 1851 1 James M. Mason 1851 1855 Robert M. T. Hunter 1853 Wisconsin. 1851 Henry Dodge 1851 1853 Isaac P. Walker 1855 Total 60. Democrats 34. Federalists 24. Free soil 2. BOUSE. Alphabetical List of Members of the House of Represen tatives of the Untied Males. Democrats in roman ; whigs in italic Albertson, Nathaniel la. ! Julian, Geo W. f s w la Alexander, H. P. of N. Y. Kauflman, David 8. Texas. Allen, Chas. f.s.w., Mas. '.Kerr, John B. Md. Alston, Albert J. Ala. Anderson, Josfah M. Tenn Andrews. Geo. R. of JV. Y. Ashe. Wm. S. of N. C. Ashmun, George Mass. Averett, Thomas H. Va. Bayly, Thomas H. Va. Baker, Edward D. 111. Bay, Wm. V. N. Mo. Bcale, J. M. H. Va. Bissell, Wm. H 111. Bingham, Kinsley S. Mich.- liocock, Thomas S. Va. Bockee, David A. of A. Y. Booth, Walter Ct. Bowie, Richard J. Md. Boyu, Linn Ky. Bowdon, Franklin W. Ala. Bowlin, James B. Mo. Breek, Daniel Ky. Briees, ueoree of If. Y. Brown, Albert G. Miss. Brown, William J. la. Brooks, James of N. Y. Unci, A. W. Mich. Burt, Annistcad of S. C. Burnett, Henry of N. Y. Burrows, Lorenzo of N. Y. Butler, Chester Pa. Butler, Thomas B. Ct. Cabell, E. Carrington Fa. King, Daniel P. Mass ' King, George G of R I . King, John A. of NY Kino, Preston fsdHY King, James G of N J King, Thomvs Butler Ga La Sere, Entile La '- jLemer, Shepherd Iowa Levin, Lewis C. n a Pa. Littlcfield, Nathaniel 8 Me McCIarnand, John A. Ill McDowell, James Va McDonald, Joseph E. Is Mc Gaughe y, Edward W la McKUmock, Thomas of JVY McLanahan, Jas X. Pa McLane, Robert M. Md McLean, Finis E Ky McMulIen, F. Va McQueen, John of S C Mc Willie, William Miss Mann, Horace Mass Mann, Job Pa Marshall, Humphry Ky Mason, John C. Ky Mattison, Oliver B ofJV Y Mcuchum, James S. it Meade, Richard K. Va Milller, John K. of O Milaon, John S. Va Moore, Henry D. Pa character: - Every heart warm! , SW'fvin genuine public spirited fellow-citizpn e T " a North State, whose every word aud aS; 'he 0li touchihgly. the sentiment of the nni . exPrsed native land e Pet towards his The heart, untravelled, fondly ,UrilJ to . ' - !-" HALIFAX IN THE riELD The Editor of the Weldon favor ,of ruling Gov. Manlv off ,k. m actually calls for a WhiStatP ln 185. on "Thursday the lOthday of nominates Col. Joyner, of Halifax, to suc.I nnt lni.nink.nt TV, rj:, W r. . uuorsays, "inafe. mrrs x ooLa triA nannU k 1 ! v " "r " rri uieir ueiegates. will, -C.-w a.C.Bu cc. , nl8 ,8 information and nra nresnnui it iaihaum.i.. i . r "",v" gwa many other. n ith. n.n ui .u- tt , , , . . j "'"erg. j W6 ""5 neraia aoubtiess means thi respectable portion of creation known as the n versal Whig party." IU- The Editor of the Herald, it must be confessed i, well qualified, by his age, his experience, and his L service in the Whig party, to take the initiative! matter of this sort ; and now that he has pointed out the way, and the man, we hope our young friend, Mr. Heartt of ths Reoordei, and Mr. Lorinyof the Commercial, will not be slow to follow. The Herald says of Col. Joyner, with equal beam and comprehensiveness, "he is the architect of his own fortunes and his own greatness. Born a pooiboy in Connoconary Swamp, in this County, hehasae. quired by his industry, energy and perseverance, a large estate and an enviable name." Such a recora- mendation as that ought to " take the keys." And besides, while the Last and the West have been duly honored, and while the centre even has not been always thrust aside crumbless ami unprovided for, Uonoconary Swamp, by some strange obliviousness on the part of Whigism, has thus far been totally neglected. But a brighter day, we are gratified to perceive, is dawning for Conoconary; indeed, ever since Mr. Simmons began to edit the Herald, things have looked better in that direction. But. seriously, the Editor of the Herald, early as he is, and sincerely devoted as he may be to his wor thy and venerable friend, is yet too late in the day. Col. Andrew Joyner, of the County of Halifax, will never be Governor of North Carolina. Caldwell, George Alfred KySMorchead, Charles S. Ky Caldwell, J. P. of N. C. j Morris, Jonathan D. of 6 '-'AMFREl.I., L. JJ. f. S. U7. Cable, Joseph of O. Carter, David of K. O. Casey, Joseph Pa. Calvin, Samuel Pa. CTtandler, Joseph R. Pa. Cleveland, Chauncey F. Ct Clark, Charles E. of N. Y. Chngman, T. L. of N. C. Cobb, Howell Ga. Cobb, W. R. W. Ala. Conger, Harmon S. of N. Y. ooicock, w. f. of S. U. Conrad, Charles M. La. Corwin, Moses B. of O. yoie, itrasmus Wis. Correspondence of the Baltimore Sun. Washington, November 27. An Important Movement thi Austrian Mis sion. It has been to-day intimated froman authorita tive source, that an important resolution will be offer ed in the Senate, on the first day of the session. Should such a resolution come from the hands of ueneral Uass, or one of the firmly established fath- era oi tne oouy, u would unquestionably receive a reasonable share of attention and consideration, even inougn u migm not pass the Senate. It is well anown that there has prevailed throughout thlnrth and breadth of our land, but one sentiment in relation Cioviu, Johx f. '. w..O. ri9ucu uj me Austrian government Aaniei, John K. J. of IV. C a senumeni ot utter detestation and disgust. Very Dcbry, E. of N. C. many oi our most distinguished men have expressed Dimmick, M. M. Pa. the opinion, that in the United States it i linkAm I Dicker, .less C! Tn ing to hold any diplomatic intercourse whatever, with Disney, David T. of O uie uioooy ana aeiestable liovernment of Austria, Dixon, James F. of R. L mi v u""erwa, mac cne resolution alluded' to, "oty, James U. Wis, wm us une oi inquiry into the expediency of sus- uciiuuig, icasi ior a time, all such intercourse. i ne moiive ior such a resolution might be miscon strued very possibly, and it might be said that it had noon nni Va - mn 1. i; "" moimj ucvause an oonoxious repre- aeniauve naa neen sent to the Court of Austria. But oi one ming, there can be little doubt. The full " wm uoi oe aumonsea oy ""'s'-00- wpw" mw pnint opinions nave been ex' pressed by men of all shades of political opinion. At a meetinsr of gentlemen of the MerliVal nmr. sion, held according to public notice, at the office of o. Anarews, m Goldsborough, on the 20th No vember, 1849, Dr. C. F. Dewey was called to the isnair, and ur. A. U. Llavis appointed Secretary. It was resolved that. Dr. J. N. Andrews Tr 1 V Hooks, Dr. A. Davis, Dr. J. W. Davis, and D'r. d! Smith, be appointed a commute to draft a nafU- tlon for a County Medical Society for the County of Bj.ic, suuuiuiuaw w tae oiaie oieaicai ooctety. ' Resolved. That said committee renm-t tn r. of the Medical Faculty to be held at the same place Resolved, That Dr. J. J. Hooks and Dr. A. C. Da vis be respectfully requested to deliver addresses at said meeting. - fol' R1 uTh6 Proceed of this meeting be SSeTThom fol- signed by the Chairman and Secretary, and a coov J. be sent.to the Telegraph and Patriot, witT reoS Duer, William of N. Y. Duncan, James H. Mass. Dunham, Cyrus L. Ia. Durkek, Chas. . WLl . . " - w - - Jbamu nelson, ti. A. V. . .vans, Alexander Md. Evans. Nathan of O. Ewinff, Andrew Te. . : Featherston. W. SMiaa. Fitch, Graham N. Ia. Fowler, Orrin Mass. Freedley,John Pa. Fuller, Thomas J. D. Me. Gentry, Meredith P. T,n Gerry, Elbridee Me. Gilmore. Alfred Pa. Gidoinss, J. R.f. i. o. Goodcnow, Rufus K. Me. Gott, Daniel of N. Y. Ixouia, Herman D. of N.YAStanlu. Ed,nn.J r V v i c. ' , viepaens, Alex. H. Ga Stevens, Thaddeus Pa ' fetetson, Charles Morse, Isaac E. L Morton, Jeremiah Va Kelson, iniliam of JV Y Jves, Henry fa JVewcll, William A. ofJVJ t I Jm V V. , vgie, Jinarew J. fa Olds, Edson B. of O Orr, James I., of S C Otis, John Me Outlaw, David of JVC Owen, Allen F. Ga Parker, Richard Va Peaslee, Chas H of N H Peck, Lucius B. Vt Phelps, John S. Mo Pha-nix, J Phillips of Jy Potter, Emery D of O towell, Psulus Va Putnam, Harvey of JV Y ruman, unarics w. fa Rumsey, David of JV Y Reed, Robert R Pa Reynolds, Gid. O. ofJV Y Kicnardson, Wm A III -Risley, Elijah of JV Y Robins, jr., John Pa. Robinson, John L- Ia. -Root, Jos. M.fsw of O. Rose, Robert L. of N Y Ross, Thomas Pa: Rockwell, Julius. Mas L Saclett, W.A. of N Y -Savage, John H. Te Sawtelle, Cullen Me Schenck Robert C. of n. Schermerhom. A. M. nf Kv Seddo jr.m::T the people Spalding E?io G. of N Y ouriLxue, YYllUam Mich Stanton, Frederick, P. T Stanton, Richard H. Kv vncpara, lug.. Ji. of N LATEST NEWS FROM EUROPE. We have the latest news from Europe by the Steamer Canada, which brings London dates to the 15th, and Liverpool to the 16th of last month. . Mr. Rives, the American Minister, had been re ceived by the French Government. From Hungary we learn that Haynau, the butcher, was continuing his infernal work. Kossuth, who was still at Widdin, had published an address to his countrymen, in which he denounces in the bniure.it terms the traitor Georgey. The Emperor of R ussia, it is stated, hadsofarpre vailed in his demands for Kossuth and the other ref ugees, as to exact from the Sultan a promise to con fine them to his dominions, or permit only such of them to depart as the Czar might designate. Under this arrangement it was feared that Kossuth might either be consigned to a Turkish dungeon, or fall into the hands of Russia. The next arrival will probably bring more definite intelligence in regard to this in teresting matter. The Pope, it is stated, meditates an early return to Rome. There had been a steady demand for Cotton, and the market closed at an advance of id per pound on mid- dlinff to fair American. The sales of the week were 60,970 bales, of which the manufacturers took 19,380. No news of importance from England or Ireland. Congress assembled on Monday last, but we doubt whether the House was organized on that day. 1 President's Message was probably not sent in upui yesterday, at twelve o'clock. We shall lay u oeioic our readers next week. The present session will be one of deep interest to We shall keep our readers tuny p up as to the nature and results oi me jpiuv--b Now i. th tim for all who wish to hear worn di gress, from Europe, and from California, to subscribe for the papers. iiT-t,. . jf uwruian, una a. ia. Green, James S. Mo. Grtnncll, Joseph Mass. Halloway, Ransom of N. Y. Hampton, Moses Pa. - Hammond, Edward Md. Hamilton, Wm. T. Md. '' Haralson, H. A. Ga. as C. Ga. John H. Lai. Evening Session. Gen. Saunders, from the Committee of VV, nA Means, reported the following resolutions: 1. Resolved, That it is expedient to make a further appeal to the people of the State to take such an amount as may be necessary in addition to th nm already subscribed to make up the One Million of uonars as proviaea ior oy the Charter; and for this purpose, that Railroad Conventions be held in each of the Counties through which the Railroad ia ex pected to pass from Goldsborough, in Wayne coun ty,', to Charlotte, in Mecklengbur? conntv. nnrl in such contiguous Counties a mav be friend It dina. ed towards the crreat undertaking ... . 3. Resolved, That an Executive Committee of MAnoof I unMMI. o . trt nnKHh nA , ' - 1 - "whs, oamson W. Ala. rww..w.., uv .v iKiiHiiru ana if m irar tt r i Retnlrvd- Th.t lr,i- mo-J "j . . "aam en. atuw n Z u u , lauu "ujournea to the Harris, Thomas L. 111. of HarlaS, Andrew j! Z : r"'"" c4uoBfcj io acceno, and that this invitation extend to the Faculty of adjacent counties. A. C. Davis, Sec y. : ' Thi Position or ths South. The recent cor- Hall, Wfllaixl P. Mo. Hay, Andrew R. of N. J. Hay mond, Thomas S. Va. Htbard, William Vi: Henry, William F?.' Hibbard, Harry of N. H. resnonuence oetween Messrs. Foote, of Mississippi, HiUiard, Henry W. Ala f.nl ?h"ffmi? o( North Carolina, exhibits tbe South Hoagland, Mo2s offi t:B3 ZJ?. frm .that. fa the fe- Holmes W E. of 8. C. fiT.T7h. n.i. 1- assignea co ner. it shows that the Southern portion of our countrymen stand :iV.j rB,eTe.r,?d frights and 6 j w Mw we are greatly pleas ed with the moderate, yet firm and manly itiitnda wnin na. rtu. 1 1 ai . . . .. . . " -XT'" uwiaiiy Risen oy mese distin A -. 7 ""!tMlsa- eleven bo appointed by the President, to prepare ln4 Zto inflnencel nloVxhTLL1 usm . uu.unS mo proposea Avonvenuons i and otism, th oxcitin? anbient h uT. uZ J.C, Z. :Kn"" Houston, John W. Del HoIIiday. Alexander R V. Howa, Johit W.fs to. Pa. Howard, Volney E. Texas. Hubbard, David Ala.' . . Hpntrr, Wt F. fm so. .O. In are. Simiwl W Au . that as many members of this body be invited to u tend as may find it convenient and practicable.. ; . ,i woicn were unanimously adopted..-. v, :..., lr-l Mr. Gilmer Proposed that this Convention, tvi any further appeal, proceed at once to shoulder the whole amount of subscriptjona which msy be acea sary to nitke up the million. , Mr. G-went on. in an aoie ana practical speecn, co aecait the plan oy which: this . result might be accomplished. , This able and gallant champion of this , crreat work needs no enlo. ; eium from us, even if our limrts would aHow of uv extended account' of the iacs hH!argiimeata he' pre-1 Jackson, WTof N Y. . , . wiMwvu eaiHi until 1 Twsm,m a utf- . : i otism, the exciting subject Which has threatem,I tKi Johnston. Andrew Ten. , peace and harmony of the Ilnim, i... , -:u l JohMon i?Ak.rt w u. '1 .m;MM- j " . . 'i miioi : " ; t i .vw.f uU uwdwij aettied, This is a eon- Jonep' UeorS w.Tea,: summaUon, which won lri hrir.. . . . I . . . . . heart, and immortalize the 1 remarks with A t Jf06 llf strumental in jt. accomplUS kf P! . -n-ii - - r" "io preceainy list.' i i-'ic.i. ; ; r.j r JuiMimorc frnu. ,., i lueir nanv nrait iu;.u . - . j- Mm Strong, William Pa " Silvester, Peter JL ofJV Y owweuer, unsrles of O Taylor, John L. of O Thomas, James H. Ten Thompson, James Pa Thompson, Jacob Miss inompson, John B. Ku Thompson. William - . inurman, John R. ofJV F twntu9, jvooert ira TtrcK, Amos i s of N H Under hi U. Water of JV V Dyke, Johh Van of JVJ V enable, A. W. of N C Vinton, Samuel F.of O Walden, Hiram of NY" Waldo. Loren P. Ct :. Wallace, Daniel of 8 C Watkins, Albert G. Ten Welborn, M. J. Ga Wentworth, John of 111 White, Hugh of JV r : Whrttlesyi W. A; ofO Wildrick, Isaac1 of N J ' WUHanxs, Chris. H. Ten Wi tKOT, Datid f d Pa Wilton) James of JV It ' Winthrop, Robert C. Mass Wood, mos Eiof O- ? Woohvard. J: - A. -of 8 f! nB8r;rThoioae R. of III which will bB'mAmtei.iiHZJrliZZV . i . 'ti -ww aua iu tn thrzm s Hon; G.oao.lMcDnrrW J1S?"0 1 ZEZL T.1". "ty ohvincibj on that Dofait. chTonoh correspondent ot ir" u,ei'! TTrWVtihl ZTaZ TiT-r Z n:." WiUii con 0,'-rereqneated to staterihatha.Commi.,;. that. tinuee todccline. and it U nr t i , t,, ; .V , "wjnar.Ba.vommissiow to suivolSkerj; ?Wfr ! Lo?As,lanv ll;ttt t Ciy on We commence this week the publication of the Comptroller's Report, for tbe year ending x vember, 1849. This document contains irop"13" A thA information in relation to the State finance-' nmnbers of the paper in which it is published oog to be filed away for future reference. We nuhliah also on onr firfct na?e an imei" article, headed the Scotch-Irish of North Carolina- This article is understood to be from tne p young gentleman: of Orange County. liiiiur " w .u-. ri WilliamB'n" uimh . 11 , 1BUII IU XJVim .-- , and Jeremiah Clemens, Esq. have been elected0 United States'. Senate from the State Col. King, it is well known, is a radical vty and has performed much honorable public " but Mr. Clemens is said, with what truth we do know, to be a "Taylor Democrat." A ' L Democrat," at this time, . especially, isbatw name for a Whig. . Mr. Clemens, it tatT! elected by thirtesn votes over Mr. Fiwpa" regular Democratic nominee. . iterlicg ti. ' f . th,; aiuint and i( Democratic jodrnal eomes to o in a nef. dre, j, top to toeV"'a''ttsjf colamns have been 'lieV?' has just put on a neW head, and with its hand type and fair paper, it is altogether one of the looking papers in the Union. We wish its ' enterprising Editorstthe most abundant success. Dinn rVG SAnsis.;;,Ve bava been re- Committee -of Arrangenienu w " was "to have been gw . , .1 Ka been morrow, complimentary to Gen. Haunoer-, -poaTpdned. Notice will be giren in due tune of quested by the that the Dinner, which .it . ..-.-vjoj ui Iotn irtsiant. day .fixed upon.