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Republican Pitnot aao' Statesmen. Th
People of France."! ftp and regenerated
France, ef RepublWlfcs France, erred first
in voting Napoleon to Consul for life,
and afterward, in voting thai he should he
Empererv- It is not true. then, that the Pro
pie cannot but it is true that those-who ,
in every age halve been most forward and
zealous in flattering the People with the ides
tbatlhoy cannot er, have been the first to
take advantage of their errors, and to betray i
theii liberties. But though ib People may,
ud wAstn do err though they may, and are
..ften lad astray by (arse friends snd false
pretences, jet our happiness snd our secur
ity constats in further truth, that the groat
body of the People, especially W an agri
cultural People ate honest; and as long ss
the forms tal a free Got ernment are permit
ted to remain, and the power of the ballot
bwxr is not superseded by the power of the
sword, they may be recalled from their er
rorsthe artifices ol the imotitera who
have mhled diem may be nnveiled This
is the true basis of the value of a free re
presentative government It nevrr wns
founded upon the ides that the People can
not err. The People sometimes do err, but
the moment they are made sensible of their
error, they do not hesitate to let rare their
atejie. This will be our hope in much
worse timet than these I am not certain
lU i things will have to grow worse in this
country, than they are even now, before
they can be belter. But let us hesr no
PopIe hive eteclPdany maw Pr9iderii,and
sent a mjnritv of the winners of ihis
House to support hnn, all is riht. Thnnk
Gd. this is no certain teat, either of right
of truth, or ol patriotism
Them is another argument, or rather another
gr.K error pievalent opon this subject Ilia
n,A enemuneMi to hear it mM thai the country is
unnsotdly prosperous and Hmrishmg, in all the
depanmutmil in luslfj. irii-nliiir. comtnnrca,
and manufactures; that the revennss exceed the
wants tf Guvertuneiiijand' what is mure than all
national character aurutid was never so respeeta
ate. or root resiecird; and ii is asked how can
these circumstances, gralifviii to ihe pride
M every Ameriean hean, esist nnder an Ad
mtntsiatHMi, the pricidaa and practices id' which '
are a Hedged to be so much ai war with Hie pub
lie welfare and liberties? Every member prea
enl has no doaht heard the prtwperuiM condition
T tbneminliy repeatedly appealed -hi, in order
lo give a color o( prejudice and unirutb tit the
charge nf victoria practice in the Admiitistra
ttiSj. titaas surprising a it must be mortify
ing tothe pride of tbuae whuregsre ibe People
of the L sited Stale an the most enlightened in
' .the world, le observe wiih bw targe a propnr
Uua nf i hem the fact of fee g-uil prperny
- fa a sufficient answer to all thai can he said mid
all that eaa be proved a?aint Hie principle and
Conduct of the dominant party. V. t who ia
Ihnrs that U really enlightened, and well infurm-
ad In lbs nature and history nf government, ) ho
does ant know that great and general pruapvriiy ,
.lie sfUisimde.and in arms, mi far I rum being
" inenae'rateot with a corrupt and unprincipled Ad
' mtnialration, that it ia at such petiuda that dan
gerous principles and riactice lake their deep
" 4 and omm'. fatal hold, that the seeds of future
aninile, of eorrapiiurt, ai d a virion action of
the Government, are iiwM e-idely auwu, lor then
" it ia ifiat that jeakwisy and waiciiliilnwa nf the
People oyer the cxndnct nf ihuae in power, eo
. oeoessary to preserve the pumy of the puhhe ad-
- ain wt rat kxw-at alinl ure to alumbei. In
aocb a period, the iiialptjriicen of admiMialraiioti
inerr tbe'enntempt, or escape the notice nf the
PeVipla. Principlea are avowed and praciiaed
opon. of the moot ilnrgemtis tendency, wtthooi
allfretlli3 obsf-rtalMin. The People, indtialJl
oualy eaiploed in proA'tno hi the general h.ir
vent, or aieepd is the tnj'-ymeni of viorea al
ready accmnelaied, are dm! to ih .warning of
patriotism. But there ia arnither trmh connec
ted with tit is Mihjrtcl, which otmht to be noticed.
Th're ia mi well ilthrfined loan it. the country,
who oVi n-t know tl ai a tenipwHry eonilition of
' pr..pmiiy and Keurral happince among the Pro
ph iaay 'it nnder a government of . any form.
Pro4a innumerable of this ptwuion might be
drawn from history. Ai no period wm there
more general happiness aimng the People; of
Athena and of Autca. in ancient Greece, and a
state of more gnneral pr'wperiiy, both in agricul
tuial Ik eomroercialparniiiia.iban under the away
of oue man;nor Waa l hat a ever a public adiuiuiotra
th.n the affniraol aSlaUi ni..r aalmfnrlory In
the People generally, than the atliuiiiiai ration of
that man-, yet contemporary and al! euuaeipieni
hiaiorians have denouuerd Ptamtraiuaa tyrant
thai ia a man whoae will waa aupreme The
reign ot tha family of the Mrdioi in Florence
may he cited as an instance of the same kitid, &
both perfecily applicable; for in boih inaianeea all
thebreu of a free Government were strictly ob
served. (One of the nuatt learned & accompltaihed
hisuirianaof any age(Gthboii)baa aaid, that il he
. were rnqtiird u poini to the period in the hia
Uiry of the world at which the greateai degree of
human happiness waa enjoyed by t lis greatest
number of the human ra, he would designate
the reign of the three successive Emperors of
Hinne who happtned lobe eq'ially dialingutsbed
for their lalenis and their virtues. When waa
Kngland more prsipfrous a nation when, her
name and iter might more respetaiiie or actual
ly more respected and feared all over Europe,
than under the administration of Cromwell? Yet
eveti.a British House of Commons disdained to
br his subtle to da in the execution of ail his
plsus anil wisheis and for thai reason he finally
Licked them hllout of their aeais, and ruled with
absolute u ay. All this wss done in the name
if Liberty and of the Commonwealth. Again,
. air, in what period in the history d France were
the FJeach rbore generally prmyeron, and when
was rrantie more u-rritde lo her enemies, or
more pitsnt in the protection of her own inter
eststhan nnder the administration of Napo
leon? Bm it ia naeleaa to multiply examples,
hv WHd-en mgh todermMeirate that it is nit
argument to say ihat because there a seaaon d'
Ieoeral pftepeniy, there is nothing emiee or
angvreiu is the yritmipte r - practices of the
party which now governs this country .
PURSUANT to an amendment of the Bute
Consutution, notice is hereby given lo all
whom it may concern, that application will be
made to the nexi Legislature, for the pasaage of
a private aei for ibe benefit of James Scoit of
Rurke County, to confirm or renew two graaia
onaua mads le Joseph D,Aeon theo f Dun
no'iihw County, dated the 4nd day of December,
1797; , :
October 15, J 836 -tf IS v
every description neatly
Doue al tliis Office.!)-
" Monday, October 10,
PROCEEDLNGS Of THE INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT CON
VENTION, HELD AT 8ALISBURV, N. C, OCTOBER, 1838.
AT a meeting of the Delegates to tba Internal Improvement Con-'
Tention held at the town of Salisbury, I he 10th October 1836.
Upon motion of Burton Cratge Esq., of Rowan, the Conven- '
tiou wss organixod by tha appointrnint of Bartlelt 8hip, Eeq., of
Lincoln county, President of the Convention and J as. R, Dodge, Esq.,
of Mf ilkes, and Warren Wtnslow, Esq., of Cumberland, Soclretaries.
Delegates from the following counties appeared, presented their
credentials and took Iheir seats. . "
AifsoN Alexander W. Brandon, John Grady, Charles G.
Nelms, Alexander Little.
Ashb Col. Morgan Bryant, Col. James Maxwell, Roderick
RacmwicK- Dr. Frederick J. Hill.
BraRB. Ed. Jones Erwin, William Murphey.
Cvmbkhlad. Charles P. Msllett, Warren Winslow, John W.
Huske, Bamuul W. Tillinghast, Rev. Simeon Colton, Robert C.
Belden.E. L. Winslow.
Chatham Hon. Abraham Rencher, Robert J. Smith, H.
Cabarhi h David Long, William F. Phifer, Goo. Klutts, J. F.
Davido Henry R. Dusenberry, Col. Samuel Hargrsve, Dr.
Payne, Dr. Bell, James Smith, James Fitzgerald, Dr. Win. R. Holt,
Col. Humphreys, John March, Wm. Bodenhamomr, J. P. Mabry,
Willism Addnrton, George Riley, James Ellis, John A. Iiogan,
IsKor:i.t Maj. Rufus Reed, James Campbell, Joseph W. Bogle,
William F. Cowan, Samuel King, Samuel R. Bell, William Harbin,
Joseph P. Cqldwell.T. S. Allison, J as. Byers, David Waddell, Andrew
Caldwell, Jos. Chambers.
, LiNt-QLH. Ropert II Burton, Bart let tShipp, David Rein hardt,
Perigrine G Roberts, Alfred M. Burton. B
Mei klembiru. Thomas J. t trier, Andrew Grier, William A.
Ilarrm, John B. Hurris, James M. Osborn, Win. W. Long, Zenas
A. tlrier, Alex. Grier.
Montwomeuv. P. W. Simmons, Francis Locke, E. Jordan,
Edward Burrage, James Lilley.P. R. Lilley, Parbam Kirk, George
Nrw Hanovbii William C. Lord.
Ohanue Frederick Nash, T.D. Bennehan, P. C. Cameron.
. KowAKi Abel Graham, Dr. Ashbet Smith, A. Henderson, H. C.
Jones, Archibald G. Carter, Lueco Mitchell, Robert Macnamara,
Jarnei E. Kerr, Joseph W. llainton, John Murphy, Nathan Chaf
ilu. Burton Craige, William Cliambers, Robert N. Fleinining, No
ah Parte, Elknnah D. Austin, Jus. C. McCotinaugliey, Abel Cowan,
Michael Brown, David F. Caldwell, Thomas Craige, William Stokes,
Chrisiain Brinkle, Richmond Pearson, Caswell Harbin, Spenser
Tvfor, William B. Wilson, Th'timw G. Polk.
Ri'TitKRFORD. John MclXmell, John G. Bynuni, William E.
4Hills, Alex. Smith. -
Scrrv. Joaiah Cowtes, Nathaniel Boyden, Geojge W, Brown,
WillirtrryJ. Parkes. Jacob Dtmiliet, Levi Chnppell, Jaincs Calloway,
Frederick Long, Alfred W. Martin, John Holomib.
Wark William Bovlan, lfred Jones, George W. Mnrdocai.
Wilrks William P. Waugh, Wm. C. Emmet, Joseph W.
Hitcket, Thomas S. Botichelle, James R. Dodge, vVilliam Pedeu,
John Bryan, James K. Norton.
Upon motion nf (Sen. Polk of Rowan, it was unanimously resolved,
that Maj. W. J. McNeil, nnd M;ij. John N. M . unb, be invited to
take aents in this Convention, and to particulate in. its deliberations,
and th it a committee of two be appointed by the president to inform
thorn thereof. ...-. ..
Ucn. Thot. G. Polk, and David F. Caldwell, Eq., were appoint
tvl aitid committee.
Upon motion of 11. C. Jones, Euq., of Rowan, a committee of five
Deh'gntea was appointed todraw up rules and regulations mr this eon
ventim and report to morrow niorninp, Messrs. H. C. Jmm;s, Snmu
.... el King, Abraham Renclter Jtn. - As Hogan,and John" W. Huske,
wnee-Hppniiited said committee.
Mr. Craige, of R-wan, submitted the following resolution. Re
solved that a standing committee consisting of one member frun each
county represented in this convention, be appointed by the President,
to whom all stx'cific pnuvisitions relative to the location of a Kail
Road or Riil-Rouds shall be referred.
Said motion lies uon the Table. -
Upon motion of David F. Caldwell, Esq. the Convention adjourn
eJ until to morrow 10 o'clock.
. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 1836.
""The Convention met pursuant - to adjtiMrnawnt. when the Presi
dent taking the Chair, James Campbell, of Iredell, presented the
following resolution, which was unanimously adopted.
Retolved, That at the meeting of the Convention each morning,
the President invite some minister of the gospel to open the meeting
Prayer by the Rev. Simeon Colton, a member of this body.
The Convention being called to order, Hamilton C. Jones, from
the committee on rules and regulations, made the following report,
which was unanimously adopted.
.. Rewired, That the rules adopted by the Senate of the General
Assembly of North Carolina at its lart session, for the government
of that body, be adoptod for the government of this convention, so
fur as the same are applicable to the nature of our deliberations and
are not in conflict with the following particular rule.
1. All questions concerning Internal- Improvements, that may
come before this Convention, shall be determined by a majority of
the voles of counties, each county casting one vote, when demanded
by any member.
?. All oilier questions shall be decided by a majority of individu
3 The Delegation of each county represented in this Convention,
shall appoint a Teller, and whenever the question is taken by coun
ties, one of the Secretaries shall call the name of the county and the
Teller of that county shall rise in bis place aud declare the vole of
t ho same.
4. The space within the range of pillars running across the build
ing shall be appropriated to the exclusive use of this Convention, and
of such persons as may be admitted on motion.
5. The President shall appoint some person to act as Sergeant at
arms, who shall attend on this body during its session and shall do
either in person, or by deputy, all such services aa are usually done
by door keepers and messengers.
The Resolution of Mr. Craige, of Rowan lor a standing commit
tee was taken up and adopted, and the following Delegates named
Art said committee.
Rowan Burton CraigCfsiSi
Anton Alexander Little,
Ash R. Murcliison,
Bruiuwiek. J. Hill,
TfurAe Edward J. Erwin, v
Cabarru$ W. F. Pinter,
Citmberluml)L L. Winslow, --
DnridMtn Wm. RT Holt,
LiWon-f Rob. H. Burton.
Mecklenburg J. M. Osborn,.
. Montgomery Peter ;TC Lilly
New Hanover Win. C. Lord,
Orange Frederick Nash,
Rutherford John G. Bynum,
5rrjf Joaiah Cowles, T
rVrtjlre Alfred Jones,
H'tir Wm. P. Waugh
Iredell i. P. Caldwell,
H. J. Jones, of Rowan, laid upon the table a report by a commit
tee of a public meeting of the citizens of Rowan county, upon In
Hrnal Improvement, and uponmotion of E L. Winslow of Cum
berland, it waa taken up, read, and referred to the Standing commit
tee on Rail-Roads. '
The following resolutions were offered, read, and referred to the
By James Campbell, of Iredell. That a committee of persons be
appointed by the Chairman of this meeting to draft a memorial to
the General; Assembly, praying, that able Engineers he procured at
i lie expense of the State to examine and report on the practical Utility
aud probable ooet of,
I. A Rail-Road from Fayetteville to Salisbury.
.3. A Rail-Rrmd from RdleigU to Salisbury. . j-
. & A Rail-Road from Miltutt via Salisbury, to Morganton, or Ru-tberiord.'
h 4. A Rail-Road from Wilkesborou-h via. Statesville and Char
lot fe to the South CamHtm in. i -tt . )
ft. A Rail-Rond from Raleigh via. Green8borotiSl. and Saleht to
further instructed to efiquire inW. and report on the P"'
the route for . Rail-Road from tin, bead of the Narrow to Wilkasbo.
rough, and also the propriety of an invnediate wrvey of that route,
and also that they take into consideration and report upon the proba
ble amount of production and the kind that may be expected from
the mountains in that quarter.
Abo that they take into consideration the praclicability of opeii
ing the River Yadkin, from the Narrows to Wilkesborough, and the
relative and advantage of Rail Road or water comiiiunicalion
from said points.
By E. L. Winslow, of Cumberland.. Tliat tire committee enquire
into the best mode of securing the co-operation of the State in works
of Internal Improvement, and particularly, whether it wiaild be the
better course to urge the assembly lo pledge the State for the sub
scription of 2-5ha of the stock in works of Internal Improvement
within this State, after individuals shall huvu paid or secured to
be paid the other 8-fiths.
By Alfred Burton, of Lincoln. That the committee enquire into
the propriety of connecting the Charleston and Cincinnniti Rail-Road
with Favetteville by Rail Road, so as to intersect the Yadkin.
By H- C. Jones, of Rowan. That they enquire into the proprie
ty of connecting the town of Fayetteville by means of a Rnil-Road
with some point above the Narrows of the Yadkin, also the proprie
ty of connecting the last meutioued poiut with some point on the Ca
tawba. By F. J. Hill, of Brunswick. That they enquire into the ex
pediency of connecting the Western part of the State, with the Wil
mington and Ritleigh Road at the most eligible point which may
present itself, on the same.
By Mr. Mordccai, of Wuke. That ia the opinion! of this conven
tion, the Legislature ought to adopt a liberal and judicious system of
Internal Improvement, having regard to the interest of the whole
' Statej Twioufcoasulling that of any particultir section St the expense
Thai for this purpose it be recommended lo the Legislature to ap
propriate the whole, or the greater part of the Surplus Revenue,
which may be allotted to this State, in works of Internal Improve
ment, to be disbursed under the superintendence and direction of the
the board of public works, or in such other maimer as the Legisla
ture may deem advisable.
That ties Legislature be recommended to pan some General law,
declaring, that whenever 3-5ths of the capital stock of any company,
incorporated by the Legislature, for the construction of a Rail-Rood
shall be subscribed, and the payment thereof secured by individuals,
the board of public works or the person or persons, entrusted with
the disbursement of said Fund, shnll subscribe for the remaining two
fifths for, and in behalf, of the State.
That as this Convention is not in possession of sufficient informa
tion to enable them to act advisedly, it is inexpedient for them, at
this time, to recommend to the Legislature the patronage or adop
tion of any definite nod particular scheme, in preference to others.
. These resolutions, were referred to the committee. "
By Dr. Smith of Rowan. That a committee often be appointed
by the President of this Convention, whose duty it shall be to memo
rialize the Legislature upon the necessity of adopting some general
principle, for the appropriation of our portion oftheSurplua Reve
nue; to be received from the General Government aud that it is
the opinion of this Convention, that the 2-5 principle be adopted;
that is that whenever any Rail-Road or Navigation Company shall
have subscribed three fifths of its stock, the state will subscribe the re.
maining 2-5ths to be paid in the same ratio, as is paid by individual sub
Referred to the same committee, - "V
By Mr. Bv num. of Rutherford. That the standing committee
enquire and report upon the expediency of collecting by a Rail Road,
the Charleston and Cincinnati Rail Road, with some commercial
mart within the limits of North Carolina.
Ml !nrhf f J the. Standing Committee en
quire into the expediency of constructing a Rail Road from some
one point above the Nanows, on the Yadkin River, to the nearest
point on Deep River, so aa to connect by means of a Rail Koed the
navigation of the Yadkin River above the Narrows, with the navi
gable water of the Cape Fear and Deep River.
By Mr. Osborn of Mecklenburg. That said Committee enquire and
report in what manner and degree the State of North Carolina is in
terested in the Charleston, Louisville and Cincinnati Rail Road, and
.Pl-which of the several rentes oposed for the location of said
road within the limits ol North, Carolina her interest requires that
sbe should insist
By Mr. E. L. Winslow, of Cumberland. That the. Committee en
quire into the expedieney of connecting the Western part of North
Carolina with the Cape Far River at the Town of Fayetteville, and
recommend the most judicious plan, in their judgment, of immedi
ately commencing this important work by means of a Rsil Road.
By Mr. McClennahanof Chatham That the Committee consider
Haywood the point of the Cape Fear River, from wbicb the central
Kail-Road should commence
By Mr. Murchisonof Ashe. Thit the Committee enquire into the
practicability and utility of cu istru. ti.ig a Rsil Road from Fayelte
Vlllettv Wilkesftorough, and that the . darter incorporating the Cape
Fear, Yadkin and Pee Dee R,.l R.d Company, passed by the Le
gislature of North Carolina in 1833, be referred to said Committee
The proceeding, of different Meetings and Conventions, were of
fered by Samuel King, of Ir de!l, and VV.rren Wmslow, of Cumber
Isnd. and referred to the Standing Committee.
A survey neretotore made by Mr Rawle, was preseoted by E
Winslow of Ctimbeiland, and referred tothe same Committee.
w H.OIIU. ... .r. titiske or Cumberland, the Convention
jouroed uuliUo-iuoriow 10 o'clock.
TW I -k0i-P''on. for work, of Internal Improvei'en'.
But while they were
pressed with this optn.on. the. w. ThJu :ZLL m'
enterprise. ,f properly encouraged and 'Z aSTSu
do much to .imtmv object which .7 o2r pe.pl. .,7 J
Heved this to be the Z ? T1"" . Jwt "Ue. be-
terla in the onininn sa..a - " r?.r" nnent
r. x:j:t. couw rail
in... all Ali thai iimo fur set inn hsl arrival tluM .11 f .
i , .t a ...;.r-A u,i,J. it.... .
generaiiBiog wo mw " frur. uuj ropresenuj
the believed that a spirit waa alive In this S'ate upon tH-0,.'fl
which, if properly directed, would led-o the most itnHtrtin( J
Heal results, but which if permitled to' slumber, wd iniglit 0ut T fr
- . frarfnestfarw, 1A 0fto6r, 1836.
1 he Convention met pursuant to adjournment, and waa oimned
with Player b, the Rev'd Mr. Colton .Cumberland
Mr. Craige, fiopj the Sunding Committee, made (be foUowiofl
velsr'JrV" referred lbft w,on Rlut.on.
yrd.yib.n.ttedtotheCoavemion,h.ve had the same under
consideration, and report,
..I!!?1 8'Ven ,be ,""ou" P"P-i"" tubmitted to them
as patten, . .negation .. the time.llotted to ihern would w
before, however, the, totdc i,o con.iderat.on the vwTJu. peafie
Plans for the location l a Rail R,wd, which were reft 3 to Uiem
,"?, 1 eonventlol: sTe
... .,, w, wmi, mei tnouffht Ibe Legislature shl.l k
2' V vajusji as0 MWW"
V " W,n rf tP-Uon on th "prt 7 , he' iZbTr:
of the Leeialaliire. to furni.h .h- . ,oer
- ST'- -"-aav -wav. -i-vwagffftRjyf
for Wd.i.Avid-.r'.T'fT? """M N .
LiL.t..:.;?1 -""piioiMi io tne amount of .K-r.k.
believe, that any
directed was, wheihe theah iJ 7 T m ' 001 mmuet waa
.pecihrouS tore rail road orllf Uoonrti'1'' rf
-uceare m ?J!Zi3tt
could be obtained nor could they foe .
-r"Wft-WUItll CUUIII 1 a
ol. to .lock, could comn.rVBrr,,lH!on f three-fifth-.
But while we all felt the great necessity of recmnmendtae
'specific project upon which we might all unite, and which oh!
afford an outlet tor me vast surplus proaumiona of ne '
watered by the Yadkin and Catawba River, and their Inbinw
w could, not so eaaily decide upon the best sad most iKacuIS
route. There were vsritms propositions before us, and each hirf
friends; Somo were for a Road from Raleigh to the a, iimtJ;
sme were for making Haywood the BPirtmg point, while others,t2
of opinion, that Fayetteville was the best point at which to co,
mence ; and there were as many opinion, as to its termin.,ji
sa there were lo its commencement II seemed then-fing, a( '
time .. if we wisild adjourn without recommending (nr $pt.
plan; but at length, in a spirit of patriotism and compiom,,
plan we here propose in the third resolution, accompany,,. ttt
report was sdoptd. This plan, your oommitiee cot.fidemli
will accommodate nearly every mieiest ii pnseuted in this ntnvl
tiou, and they most earnestly hope-U will mei-t v.ttb the .pitro,
lion of ynir btMly By a n Terence to the ri-aulutiim alluded to, t
will be sct;n tnal your coinmiiie were oi "pinmn. tlmt the U)ti
should rommence al Fuyetteville, and run "V'-st to the Y .i'kin tm
at some point above tne narrows, arm mat mis point ol uiterserijia.
should lie counecied with wiiaestioroiign by one branch, and Btt
the Uharleslon ana unrinnaii nan noaa on aaotner. tsy hu tum
your cumoiittee are ol opinion, that aa Urge, a. wealthy aud pop
Ion. a section nf the State will he afforded the means of transput,
ting their produce to a market as by any other practicable adit
that could be brought to your attention.
Our attention was next directed to the propriety of giving so
expression of opinion ss tothe route which we thought theCt),,!
ton ami Cincinnati Rail Road shoel f take through this IM. fi
from a member of our lody luat someoi the siockholderi (.f
company weie anxious to locale the road w-st of the Blue Riilfo,!
location, which if made, would deprive us of any p.iriiciplU( j,
the advantage of said road Your committee therefore, brlitrii
that we had the right to participate in the advantage of Mid sun,
have directed ine to report . resolution recmnrnendinf to ymwlMs)
the appointment of a ciunmittee lo meinorialite the Legislaturau
on this subject, and to use such mean, as will be most likely to uai
us participant, in that siupendtMi. work.
In conclusion, your committee will indulge the hope, ilio
founded upon their knowledge of the character of the mvmbtn
composing your body, thai sectional feelings will he sacrificed jy.
on the altar of the public good : that upon the propositions repnrt.
ed by ihetn, aa well as upon all other, that may be submitted fa
your consideration, you will have an eye alone to the inletta
of Ihe good Old North 8iale : All of which is respectfully
milted. 0. CRAIGE, Aa
Ui. Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed, wkw
duty it .hall be lo c'raw up a memorial lo the next Legiilmt
recommending the expedieney and necessity of adopting ml
general rule for the equitable distribution of our portion nf4
surplus revenue to be received from the General Governiuritk
works of internal improvement.
2d. B. it further resolved. That this Convention doth rem
mend tlie adoption ol this principle, namely : that whenever w
company incorporated ior trie purpose ot internal improvem
shall have subscribed' & paid, or secured to be paid 3-othi of h
at.H-kr that the 8tate .hall sund pledged lo a snbsnriptioifa
Uie - retnaimng Z-dtns.
.Id. Resolved That in the opinion of this Convention, at
interests of a large, wealthy aud opulous portion of the 8u
North Carolina, ; require the speedy construction ot a Rail i
from the! town of Fayetteville lo ome point on ihe Yadkin Rim
above the Narrows, and (hence by two branches, ihe one rnnmaj
uirectiy v tne town oi w iikesborough, the other runninr
the valley of the Catawba River, so as to intersect the Char!
and Cincinnati Rail Road -at the moat elmible ooinU
4th. Be it further Resolved, That said committee shall rope
fully request the next Legislating to grant such amendment h
charter of the Cap Fear, Yadkin, and Pe Dee Rail Road Coapi
s.. al . l ll a i I
uyt mm hj tiirin vn u mwm room auviMDie.
5th. Resolved, That a committee uf five, be anoointcd to
mnrialise the Legislature of this Slate, on the propriety of wii
such means, as may be within its power to procure the localioi
the Charleston and Cincinnati Rail Road, o . the , most . EiilOT
practicawe route through the Mute of N. Carolina, and to take
further aleps as to them may seem expedient to effect the porp
These resolution, were separately taken np, considered, and
nanimously adopted. -
Messrs. Abraham Rencher, Burton Craige, ErT- Wirolw
John McDowell and David Rhinehari were apnoiiited ihe CiMtat
co suuer tuo isi anu sin resolutions.
is is no I
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JTcrvsTine u. nooeriS. USVIU r. Indwell . JiJin 13. Bi-AIII
James M. Osborn, and Alexander Little, were appointed ihe cm!
uiticD uiiucr me out nesoiution.
On montion of D. F. Caldwell, it was
Resolved, That the persons designated in the act. incorpormi
iC xjuyn rear, i auxin, ana re vet company, be requested
open the book, for the subscription of stock asauthonxedbjil
saiu act, a. soon as practicable.
Resolved farther, That a committee ofthreehwanuointed!
each county represented in this Convention, toeolicit subscripii
v uiv Btuc ui aaiu company.
On motion of D. F. Caldwell Esq.,
Resolved, That the thank, of thi. convent innKi, nl are here
tendered to Maj. W. G McNeil, and Maj. John N. Macomb
...cir ciiuance on wus uonvemiuu, aud the valuable infortwi
uy mem communtcaieu.
fc. I Winslow, presented a letter containing valuable tiwl
7 """"a""" wsaoruerca io be spread upon the Jo
Upon motion of Hapiilion C. Jones,
n . ear. ...
iusotvea, I fiat the thanks of this convention are .Ja '1
uereoy tendered to the Elder? of the-Prshyierian Church in
fstaVtl fk tliA iaa.A .T U ! a- , ... .f i
; Upon nwn of WaVren tYiuslow, of Fayeiievillc, it was m
imn.iiilv --i-i ..... j ,w i
Resolved, That the shanks of this convention rede. anM
hereby tendered to Bartlelt Shipp, Esq.. Preau'eni ot thin -
vention for the able dignified and impartial manner in
nas presided ovet iu deliberations.
0ir Motion of D. F. Caldwell, it was v T
"I Resolved, That the thanks of ihi. .n..n i;a ore due.
hereby tendered to the Secretaries of this convention (?' H
, ....c.cni aiscnarge of the duties of their appointment!
Kesolved, That the proceedings of tliis rnn.n.t;nn he nri'll
in the paper, printed in thi. Town and o i 4 M
of Norlh Carolina friendly to the IntM
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