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Tuesday, November ii, 1902.
THE PROGRESSIVE FARMER
State, or dispose the people to favor
the enemy, or endeavor to prevent
the measures carrying on in support
All late officers of the King, and
nil persons who had "traded imme
ilia4 ly to Great Britain or Ireland"
were to give up North Carolina cit
izenship or ahjure allegiance to Eng
land. Failing to depart they could
be shipped at their own expense to
Europe or the West Indies, not to
return on pain of death.
When the Assembly met again in
November of the same year, the ar
,lor of the members had in nowise
cooled. They divided the counties
into districts, in each of which a
magistrate was to administer the
oath of allegiance to "all free male
persons above 1G years of age," who
had resided for one week or longer
in that district. Namc3 of persons
refusing to take the oath were to be
noted, and they were to be dealt with
in the manner noted in the last par
agraph regarding officers and traders
refusing to take the oath.
PROPERTY CONFISCATION FOR TORIFS
ABSENT OR IN BRITISFI ARMY
A few weeks later the Assembly of
1777 took another step forward and
declared the forfeiture to the State
of all property belonging to any one
who had left the State or "attached
himself to or aided or abetted the
enemies of the United States," un
less such person should appear be
fore the 1778 Assembly and be by it
restored to citizenship. That As
sembly, which met in New Bern, pro-
concyded to put into effect the act of
ft)V predecessors and appointed com-
nPrWons to sell the property so con
fiscated. The second chapter of the
1779 legislation names a number of
those whose estates were confiscated
in accordance with this act, among
them being the names of Wm. Try
on, Josiah Martin, Sir Nathaniel
Duckinfield, Edmund Fanning,
ThomaS MacKnight and many oth
ers. Very naturally these confiscation
laws excited the greed and strength
ened the audacity of the baser sort
of Whigs, and it is not surprising to
find the 17S0 Assembly acknowledg
ing that "many acts of violence and
barbarity have been lately committed
under pretence of seizing the prop
erty of disaffected persons, these un
warrantable depredations being car
ried so far as to deprive some poor
I" is ns of house and kitchen uten
fcils and wearing apparel, and many
I 1 ns have unlawfully seized upon
carried away negro slaves, and
t!iT valuable effects (for) their own
;;:! slaves conveyed to
distant parts, or publicly sold in vio
lation of ;hv and justice." To rem-
' 'iy iin. the Assembly again direct-
! that while the property of all per-
"ii- m!io had then or should thcreaf
,( r 3 'in tin- Koyalists, should be con-11-Mti.l.
,.nly by the sheriff or con
fiscation commissioners should take
SM-snn of property by virtue of
this act; others seizing property
honld repay threefold.
The sixth section of the act also
recites that evil-disposed persons,
under pretence of distressing Boyal-
ists, had been plundering South Car
olinians indiscriminately.. The sher
iff was directed to seize all such prop
erty, returning that belonging to
American sympathizers, and selling
all belonging to Tories. The seventh
section, curiously enough, exempted
from taxation for that year all ref
ugees from Georgia.
This Hillsboro Assembly of 1780
also suspended the sale of confiscated
property, the reason assigned being
that the nearness of the British
army (and the consequent gloomy
outlook for independence) caused
the property to sell at much less than
its true value. The sales were re
vived next year.
AMNESTY AT LAST
Peace came at last, however, and
the Assembly of 1783, recognizing
the fact that "it is the policy of all
wise States, on the termination of
civil wars, to grant an act of pardon
and oblivion for past offences," di
rected that "all manners of treasons,
misprision of treasons,felonyor mis
demeanor committed or done since
July 4, 177G, by any persons or per
sons whatsoever be pardoned, releas
ed, and put in total oblivion."
This act, nevertheless, was subject
to several provisions. Officers in
the King's army, Tories then out of
the State, and persons wdio had com
mitted murder, arson or rape, were
excepted, as were also those especial
ly offensive Tories, Peter Mallette,
David Fanning and Samuel Andrews.
Moreover, the right to hold office
was withheld from those granted am
nesty by this act.
(Concluded next week.)
Charity at Home.
Without going into any argument
of the matter, it may be stated that,
on the principle that the strong owe
certain duties, and obligations to the
weak, North Carolina could not af
ford to divide the public school
money in proportion to the taxes
paid by the two races. Besides, the
heaviest tax paid by the negro is an
indirect tax, and it would be mani
festly unfair and unjust to deprive
him of the means of making of him
self a better and a more useful citi
zen. "W. I. U." in Charlotte Ob
server When the white people of North
Carolina reach the point that they
will carry out the idea above indicat
ed, then let us no more talk about
civilizing the heathen or educating
the Chinese. Away with missionary
sermons and collections. If Chris
tianity means looking after the be
nighted in other lands and jumping
with both feet on the benighted of
our land, then away with Christian
ity. We are glad that brother "W.
I. U." has called attention to this
matter. To carry out such a scheme
would be turning back the hand of
the dial plate. North Carolina should
go forward and not backward. Rev.
J. C Troy, in Trojan's Notion.
WE MUST GO from heated rooms
to the cold outer air, and the change
sets us coughing. Curing winter
colds is not hard if you take Allen's
Lung Balsam. A neglected cold is
troublesome and dangerous.
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