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! j SALISBURY, C, ItHURSDAY, JUNE 21; 1849. !
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Appointed for themrcting in uiia
IrtJttfYriendVbf th North Carolina Rail
Rorulrtric Delates scnt by the vari
oukcoon'ics iimncdialely interested in this
rrritnvork. asiemhlcd in the Lutheran
pUirch at 110 o'clock. .. "... . .. , J
' The If on. pay id F. Caldsyell calleil the
Cpntrptlon to OTUcr ana nominaieu 01.
1ohntD.!Httvkins, of I ranklin, as rresi-
(Jpnt protempore, and J. J. Jiruncr and J. j
CJirkc,'(is Secretaries. ' ' f
-ll.i C Jones,' Esq., of Rowan, moved
lb."t a Committee of Irve be appointed to
tnojiriate permanent - ofilccrs of the Con-
jventionii -Under thty resolution the Prcsi
Jdcni 0ra tern, anpoitjited C. L. Ilinton of
UaKn, 1. v Jones, ;j. v. ijus anu j, u.
fy)rdfo Itoxvan, and Rufus llarringer of
Cakrrus.; . ; J . ; ':
On motion of II. (J. Jones, the delegates
tfl tills Convention were requested to hand
iniheir lhamcs to the Secretaries, when
htlpllo.wing counties appeared to be re
nrcserited :: ""' i ! -i
j yemVM . Stanly, Calviti'B. Dib-
t!e Joha N. AVaslitn'ton.
Johnftlorl John McLeodv
IVcAe William Boylan, Charles L. Ilinton,
GeorrtVL MoriTecai ! f
ItVyw--Janrpa Gjiswold. -
Jre dett-r-ti. Jl McDowell, P. B. Chatjibers,
Dtviil lUmfajr, J. Duenfjury.
i Chatham Doct. McClanahan, Albert Tor-
ren. !;' -;
;4(ajhanv -David L Ray, Samtiel Holt.
Orange I) L'Swnin. Ei-Got., W A Gra-
binKxioV., John N Kiikland.
' l&ntgtmery Samuel II Christian, Dr. J
M Worth. :
yeirlfanorcr Alexander McUae, F J Hill,
k EliAV HalW C Worth.
.j;yVMf L B Carmichacl, C A Parker, R
FJ(ckett, J B 12 or don.'
Guilford- i)hi Mj Morehead, II Menden
hall, (' "(foflin, Jesse Shelly, N Mcndenhall,
Jatrici Slo.in, 1) T paJdMiell, Samuel Dillon,
liV. KiVld. LrndonlSwain, Edward Wl On-
r Wo, i Shcltou, William Gott, R W Horton,
Ab (lardiwr, John A Gilmer.
l- lLndnlphJ M A lDrake, M W Leach, J
! H Hu,s juoathn Worth, Alexander S: Hor-
neyi -I bwna. Hire, John M Brandon.
CVorrMVIv P Harris, Wm C Means, R
Piirrinfcer, L' S Bingham, Victor Barring'er, E
K Ujtyon, Caleb Phifer, John M Long, Jacob
Wlineripfl", Jj U Coleman, George S Houston, E
R U arris, Jacob Siirwalt, W S Harris. Dan
ifl Coleman' V V Taylor; Martin Bost.i C N
WtJtci V M Orr, Hnry Blackwelder, deorge
n' J. . , : - . ' i 't.
lamina r. r i
" ha'crNort Thalcsi McDonald, C L Payne,
J:L'qieinmons,!lI Ad am, II R Iisenberry,
W k Holt, John W Thomas, Charles Mock,
P fv Itoutisavilje, R A King, Wilsorf McRary,
M,I'joli$ton, J M Le$ch, V Hoover, II March,
Who were duly elected by the Conven
tion.: - . ' -i ' ;f !-;!
On motion of II. C. Jones, it was! Re!
solved, that a Committee of 25 bef ap
pointed by the President to prepare busi
ness for the action of this Convention, i
In pursuance; of this resolution, the fol
lowing persons were appointed : ; j i
Gen. Alexander'McRae, W. Boylan, W. R.
Holt, D. Coleman, John McLeod, J. Vy.Ellif,
Go. Swain, Gov. Graham, James W Os-
1 borne, Geo. W Mordecai, David F. Caldwell,
u. C. Jones, Rufus Barnnger, James Gns
wold, John W. Thomas, John D. Hawkins,
Mai. C. L. Hinlon, F. J. Hilt, Dr. Samuel
Holt, J. B. Loidj E. R. Stanly, Dr. McCJana
han, Jonathan Worth, R. J. McDowell, J. R.
Gordon, John A. Gilmer, William C. Means,
H. Whitney, L. R. Carmichael.
On motion of D. L. Swain, the presi
dent and Vice Presidents were added to
the Committee, 1
John A. Gilmer offered the fplloSving
Resolutions : f
Hesohedi That the delegates in this; Con
vention hind themselves to raise and pay the
sum of five thousand dollars to the Commission,
ers of the North Carolina Rail Road Compa
ny, to pay suitable salaries to a General Agent
and Engineer, toi make the necessary surveys.
Resolved, Tht the Commissioners aforesaid
for raising the capital stock of said company;
be requested to employ a suitable Engineer to
make survey of the route, also a suitable per
son as General Agent, to aid them iri getting
subscriptions of stock and in the formation of
the company under the provisions of the charter.
Jiesohcd, That it shall be the duty of said
Agent to travel, visit the citizens most interest,
ed in the construction of the road, call fpubljc
meetings and address the people; also o se
cure subscriptions to be paid in cash, labor, or
materials, in or out of the Slate. I h
Resolved, That in addition lo their expenses
the said Agent shall be paid for one year's ser
vices the sum of and the Engineer tne
sum of i . '
Ailjson Marchj Spruce" McRary, W S i Ellis,
tJotge'M Smith, A j Wiseman' J Sowers, V
Sof;a, John Ijedrick, C V Lowe, Franklin
Smith, A Ilfdiick, Grandison Roberts, B L
Eeajl. Je$se lUnkin.l
! ' MekjenhurJJ W Osborne A W : Steel,
;iirrr-Sohji A Lillington, Lemuel Bing.
lamiiJlowlandiCrump, John Foard, B Bailey,
u'KVUrch, lult)aru Iward, J U l oard, Jos.
Hill A Hall, T-M Voting, Stephen Doythct.
I'rtlnXUn-John I) Hawkins, Calvin II Wi-
U Cnldtrcll C Williamson, W W- Lenoir,
Ji.B'Bngle,- . , , f - f - .
j! Accianderrl-.K M; "Bogle, Jno. Lurnsden.
t lljoiranC S Brown, 1 R Hradshaw, J P
jWUemaivW Bean; J IM oard, J P Burke, J
J Sufilmereil, Dr. Whitehead P Owen, M L
lirovrh, Jolin Barger, R Iocko, J II Parker,
iMi Waltori.lW P Graham, J T Burru
Resolved, That each persorwho shall con
tribute to the raising of the? said sum pf five
thousand dollars, upon the said company being
organized, shall hold shares in the samg to the
amount paid by him.
On motion of John D. Hawkins, j.
Resolved, That the citizens of North! Caro
lina can carry out the great scheme of lnt?r
nal Improvement so liberally sanctioned by the
last Legislature, in granting the charlerto build
the Central Rail Roach
James V. Osborne offered the follow
ing Resolutions : j
Resolved, That it shall be the duty? of the
General Committee to enquire intb ani report
on the provisions of the charier granted by the
Legislature for the construction of the Central
Rail Rail. ? i
Resolved, That if shall be the duty of the
said committee to inquire into and report upon
jxW matters which may be recommended fr the
sperdy and effectual success of the work. J
The above resolutions were severally refer
red to the General Committee. j
Convention took a recess subjeel to the
call of the President. I M
The Committee to prepare -btpsine's,
held a public session during the recess Jof
the Conventionr and organized by balling
of dollars ty individualls beinff required before the com-
paay can be organized for the construction of 'this Rail
Road, it is the doty ot all patriotic citizens to use their
besf; exertions to raise jthat amount of subscription J and
the ineinbers'of this body do agree to urge thi subject
upon their respective Constituencies , neighborhoods and
counties. ? , . .
esolte$ further, That an Executive Comniittee of
thrfe persons be appointed by this Convention k whom
all information respecting the progress of the subscrip
tion may be communicated, and who shall suggest, if
neej oe, irom time lo time by advertisement in; the
newspapers or otherwise, such action oh the p4rt of the
friepd9 of this enterprise, as may tend to its early accom
Resolved further, That the President of this Conven
tion appoint a County Committee in each County im
mediately interested in the construction of the " orth
Carolina Rail Road" Consisting of three members, whose
duty it shall be to appoint sub-committees in the various
sections of their respective counties, to procure subscrip
tions to the capital sttkk in said Rail Road, and to take
all other measures which they may deem necessary to the
promotion of this entrprize. j
Resolved further, That the Commissioners ap
pointed to receive subscriptions be, and they are hereby
respectfully solicited o open books of subscxibtion for
the, stock. ot this KailUCoad in the shortest time from
;. this date, after due advertisement at the severa! places
uesignaiea in me cnaner ior me space ot tnirty aays ;
and at the expiration of that time they be in like man
ner requested to report the several subscriptions made
as well to the chairman of the executive committee
afiiresaid, as to John M. Morehead, Esq., of Greensboro',
for the information of the General Commissionfers'nam-ed-in
the charter, of vhom he is one, and thaitljie'be-re-qufested
as soon as one million of dollars shall "..ascer
tained to have been subscribed, to make known the fact
to leach one of the General Commissioners, an4 to de
siate a tirnellfcd pljace for their meeting tof receive
th official reports of j the sub-commissioners as directed
in;said charter. , 1 ! f
Mesolved further, fThat in the event of the stock not
being taken under the first advertisement, the executive
committee, if deemed expedient, be requested to employ
a Suitably agent to travel, call meetings, address the peo
ple, solicit and receive subscriptions in and out of the
Jftate. . i ! 1 -
i Resolved f urther, jThat a committee of two persons
be now appointed by the President to enquire and re
port to this conventiojn vfhethef there be any, and if any,
w; lat number of individuals jn be associated to sub
scribe the residue of the stocrequired to form the com
pany, provided there should bh. deficiency in the amount
returned on the books Of the commissioners aforesaid.
Resolved further, That it is the opinion of this Cori
vchition, that the payment of five hundred thousand
dollars required to he inadeccording tq the 36th sec
tion will be ias well cbmplied"with by the execution of.
contracts for work and materials to that amount as by
the payment of monjey. ' I
I Resolved further, That it is desirable to pibcure as
lajrge a number of stockholders as possible in laid Rail
Rbad Company, no mattei; how small may be their sev
ejil subscriptions; if Sequal to a single share. ;
Resolred further, That in order to accommodate the
term of payment for stock to the condition and conven
ience of our fellow citizens generally, the Board of Di
rectors of the Rail Road Company, ought and will be
expected by this convention in letting contracts for the
Work and'njaterials of the same, to give a preference to
stockholders who may offer to become contractors, in all
crises where they ppopose reasonable terms to be judg
ed of by the said Board with the aid of the estimates of
the Engineer. ; . "
The President stated that the question
vvould be uponj the adoption of the Re
I Mr. Washington of Craven, moved that
the Resolutions reported by the Commit
tee be considered serUatim which was
concurred in. ;
I The first Eight Resolutions were unani
mously adopted. ;. 1 i
; Mr. Clemmons of Davidson, offered the
following substitute for the 9th Resolu
tion, to wit : ! j
On motion of J. A. Lillington, the fol
lowing resolution was adopted :
Resolved, That fhe Board of General Com
missioners appointed to supervise the opening
of Rooks for Subscription to the Capital Stock
of the North Carolina Rail Road, be requested
to appoint three or. more Commissioners at or
near the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth, in
Va.,.and three Commissioners for the Town ot
Petersburg, and also tiree for the county of
Wayne, to receive Subscriptions for that pur
pose. - i j
In pursuance of the 4th resolution of
the General Committee, John M. More
head, George W. Mordecai and Wm. R.
Holt, were appointed the Executive Com
mittee. Mr. Graham offered the following res
' Resolved, That three delegates be appoint
ed "by the President of this Convention, to rep
resent this body in the Rail Road Convention,
to be held at Memphis, Tennessee, in the month
of July next, with view to the construction of
a Rail Road from the Mississippi valley-lo the
Which was unanimously adopted, and
the Hon. D. L. Swaim, Hon. James Gra
ham, and the Hon. J. P. King of Georgia,
were accordingly appointed delegates.
In pursuance of the 5th resolution re
ported by the General Committee, the Pre
sident appointed the following gentlemen :
Mecklenburg William Johnson, D A
the Convention to put forth every effort
in their intercourse with the people to give
success to this great enterprise, pronounc
ed the Convention adjourned xinc die.
JXO. M. MO R E H E A D.Tre jV.
D. A. Davis,
Jno. N. W .ashixgtox. Secretaries.
Conway Whiule J Esq.v' was adopted by1 iha
meeting..' ;L .-',:: 4 vvl-1-' ",: f
X'nd on motion.of Wm. C. WLitehpad, Eiqv
Thomas G. BrouShton, Eq., was added to the
committee. . r
WM, W. SHARP, President.
Tnos. GIBaoucnTox, Secretary.. "''' 1
LOCO ANDw"FREE SOIl- : -'
These two parties in Wisconsin, bar
united; and among the resolutions they
adopted as the basis of their union, yvc
notice the following: - ; !
M Whereas it appears that the princi
ples held by the irreat minr?tv nf ihm
Democratic parly, and of the Free Soit-,
party, upon the leading political topics of1
ifc uuy, me tne sumc ; ana wnereas thesr;,
principles can be far more effectually pro4
pagated by the united action of all the J -friends
of those principles; tbereforej ' !
"Resolved, That we recommend tbai-j
the State Central Committee of tho Dera-,
ocratic organization, and the State Ccn- ..'
traL Comniittee of the Free Democratic i;
organizat ion, unite in calling a State Con
THE SALISBURY (N. C.) CONVENTION.
At a pbublic meeting helvl in the City of
Norfolk, on Wednesday evening, June Glh, i
1849, William W. Sharp, Esq., tteing called vention at the Capitol in Madison on tho
to the Chair, and Thos. G. Croushton nnpoint. ! second Wednesday of September next, at 1
ed Secretarv, the follouins Preamble and Re. ' ciock. w.t ?o oe composeuoi tuoaei
solutions were ofiered by William S. Maliory,
Esq., severally read and submitted by the
Chairman, and unanimously adopledby the
Whereas, The General Assembly of the
State of North Carolinadid at their lat session,
grant a charter for the Central Rail Road, to
be built from Raleigh, via Salisbury to Char
lotte, and authorised a subscription of two mill-
egates from each Assembly district, for
the purpose .of making nominations for
u Resolved, That we approve of i the
principles of free and unrestrained tradk, I
and will demand its adoption by our Gi-
vernment as soon ns practicable, belief- I
ing the most fair and equal mode of rais-j
ingthe revenue, to defray the expenses cf
I Resolved, That in the opinion of thf Con
vention, the provisions of the 36th sec.; of the
charter for the North fcfarolina Rail Road, will
be complied with upon the execution of nego-
ttable bonds with approved security, toUhe a-
1mU II C Jones, Jac6b, Correll, Sot. Hall,
UllltobatdsJ John Voulcr, John C Miller, E
:Vjiu,fM SMcKcnsie A M Ilendeitson,Dr
Hon T W Pllli tn tho Hnnir The flftm
mittee "was addressed by John A. Gilmer, j mounl f 0,900 by the individual stokhold
Johri M. Morehead, Wm. A. Graham, D. ; 6rs' .and,.,hat r,n !f,ngi T ""f t
L. Swain, and J. W. Osborne. f ;
On motion of Gov. Morehead fa stjb
committee of five was appointed, consist
ing of Gov Graham, Gov. Swain, and
construction of said road, the bids of stockhold
ers should be preferred wben offered upon the
same terms with other bidders. I
I Which elicited discussion of considera
ble interest, inj which, Messrs. Graham,
Caldwell and J W Osborne.
Cabarrus Daniel Coleman, George
Barnhardt,W C Means.
Rowan John I Shaver, Elkanah D
Austin, A Henderson.
Iredell R J McDowell, Theophilus
Falls, John M Young.
Caldwell Samuel F Patterson, Wm.
Lenoir, General Clarke.
Wilkes Anderson Mitchell, Dr. James
Calloway, John F Finley.
tre-r.James C Smith, Tod R Cald
well, Isaac T Avery.
Alexander Joseph M Bogle, A C Mc
intosh. Surry R C Puryear, Tyre Glenn, Jo
Davie Lemuel Bingham, A G Carter,
Montgomery John M Worth, James
L Gaines, Samuel H Christian.
pavidson John W Thomas, Junius L
Clemmons, Benton C Douthett.
Forsythe Israel G Lash, Thomas Wil
son, Constantine L Banner.
Stokes John Hill, John F Poindexter,
Rockingham Thomas B Wheeler, W
M EIIington, John L Lesieure.
Caswell Calvin Graves, John Kerr,
Guilford John A Gilmer, L Swaim,
D F. Caldwell.
Randolph John. Worth, H B Elliott,
Martin W Leach.
' Chatham N A Steadman, J J Jack
son, Isaac Hall.
jilemance Wm A Covington, Col. John
Otdtisre Cadwallader Jones, sr., J W i
Norwood, C W Johnson.
Wake Ruffin Tucker, W W Holder,
B B Smith. s
ions of dollars on the part of the Slate towards ; property
building sa.ct Kail Koad : ! u JcsolVC(l That we are opposed totheu
And whereas ; The said General Assembly i creation of a NationaHJank by Congress,
did fu.lher prov.de for the -construction of the j be,jeVe hat h(S atfajrs of lhe:
l.aleih and Gaston Railroad, and the exten- r u .u c?. . j -v- . i
sion of the Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad to I GuOVClr1n",C" ' both. S ale and lonal.;
some point on said Kaileigh and Gaston Road ! hou11d be ,kf P entirely separate from thof
and authorised a subicription on the part of , Inks and Banking Associations, and its
said State, equal to one-halt of the cost of build- i Revenues should be collected and disburs
ing said extension!: ed by responsible agents of the Govern';
And Whereas, Numerous meetings of the mcnt, through the Independent Ircasury.
citizens of North Carolina have been held for
the purpose of adopting preliminary measures
for the commencement of work on said Central
Rail Road, and said citizens have voted to
The 44 free soilersw in that section of the
country claim that their party is afNa-
tional one, and the National Era, printed j
assemble in Conventional Salisbury on Thurs- at Washington, is the recognised organ off
day the 1 4i h inst., to perfect such plans and
organization as will ensure the speedy com
pletion of said Rail Road Therefore,
Resolved, 1st. That with a full appreciation
of the great natural advantages of Norfolk as a
commercial city and of the vast agricultural
resources of those portions of North Carolina
through which the Central Rail Road will pass
satisfied of the mutual dependence existing
between our city and the Old North State, and
of the mutually beneficial results which must
follow the establishment of Rail Road commu.
nication between us, we have watched with
solicitude the action of the Legislature of North
Carolina in regard to Internal Improvements
and we congratulate alike her citizens and our
own, upon the liberal policy which has been
Resolved, 2d. That as citizens of Norfolk, we
the party. t j(-U
That paper alluding to these resolutions
declares that this union has been accom- "
plished without any concession of princU
pie, but that both parlies have agreed (o
become one in action, for the purpose of se
curing the ascendency of principles they":
hold in common ! ! ! Ral. 'Register. !
The substance of the resolutions passed r.
at the late South Carolina Convention,
proposing a concerted action in the South- :
ern States to arrest, in some way or other,'
the apprehended application of the Wil
mot Proviso to the territory acquired from
Mexico, is published in the New Orleans
have a deep interest in the proposed internal' " Beeof May 31, accompanied by the
improvements of North Carolina, and wilh our i following remarks: j j
best wishes for their early completion and sue Tjlis is a dRibrate and well organized
cess, we confidently look to our connexion with c(rQrt to widen lhc breach areaily toiotne
themassureoresut.nbrmgmgtoourc.tya!exfcnt exjsti betxveen ,he North! and
large and valuable trade which can only be , fa w f , confi(jentf nevertheless
icatucu uv mc tuiui;iiij.jaicu nnpi u t mi 111?.
Resolved, 3d. That we regard the Central
Rail Road of North Carolina, as an all-important
link in the great chain of intercommuni
cation now in progress of completion, which
when finished, willi connect our' city on
the Seaboard with Memphis on the Mississippi
river, and which will afford invaluable facilities
of communication and intercourse between our
that it will be defeated by the calm com
mon sense and steadfast patriotism of tho
people of both sections. 1
"The question of the Wilmot Proviso if
an abstraction, that can have no practU'
cal result, other than would be attainetl
without it. We do not believe-in the
constitutional power of Congress to estab
own Stale and her sister States in the South 5 ih or interdict slavery anv wherel and
and Southwest, and which must tend to strength-; therefore regard the officious intermed-
en and perpetuate the relations existing be.
Resolved, 4th. That while other cities, pos
Granville John S Eaton, Robert Gi - ; b their energetic excriidns drawing towards
i l. b1,l,j .ii' C emmons, G mer, Osborne, Thomas,
to prepare Resolutions lo be subtmltedito ! , Tr- , i i . j '
.i'1 rk r. U Clarke and Kirkland participated, j
On motion of Mr. Davis of Salisbury,
$ntKerr, J C Mconnaughcy, J G Cairns,
N rt llall, J U todJ, John McColloh, Wm P
purjte, J G Fleming, A Baker, 6 G Foard, J
V lta,ms'yt S D Rankin, Wm Locke, Jesse P
JViictnan, T L Cowan, R E Love, N Boyden,
Alt t Long, Richard Harris, Wm Heatbman,
oifppen I'rontis, J B McNeelv, Sam'l Luckey,
IUihrock, T A Krider, T E Brown, J 1)
rown, J $ Myers, A J Fleming, V N Luckey, 1
M HcHdorfon, J II Coffman, J W Ellis, J
Lbrd. S STrotL Wrii II Smith. C A Reard.
J FjValfy, A II Caldwell, J K Graham, A T
fOvtc, A Jlcmlerson, John I Shaver, Joel II
Jenkins, .William Cranford, J L Read, Sam'l
Hrei, Samuel ' Barr,-Solomon Peeler, J S
JoWton M C Pendleton, W R Wilson, D F
taWwell C L, Torrencc, James Roseman, J
UfntSlcraan, J Clarke,. J J Uruner. ;
AorfoA-, Va. Hammond Whitne, E. C.
ooerioo. i ;
fiax C L Hinton, Hon J W Ellis.
j Oa motion jt was Resovled,4liat E. C.
Wtrison and Hammond Whitney, dele-
CJeit from' Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va.t
Attested to take scats in this Conven-
tion.;.;; t ; ' -
HThe Committee appointed lo nominate
OUlcerS; after rrtirinrr n fw mnmpnte m.
lrncd, a.nd recommended
;i ' : 1 ' 1 ;
i ; For President,
30I1N Nf. MOREUKAD, of Guilford,
i ! : ' Hcc Presidents, '
:l Gen. AtEx. McUak. fNw
I Vf;!VLUAt Boylan of Wakp,
! j! Dr; W.iR. Holt. of. David Jn. i-
PJ- Daniel Colem ax, of Cabarrus,
1 Ci Joiitf McLeod, of Johnston,
-IS Uobixson, oi 'Norfolk,.! Va.
; ll. i IV Secretaries. !
i ' '.J - - " -. :
B.j A. Davis, of Salisbury, 7 'i K
John N. Washington, of Craven,
:AtBEBT TojtUE.NCE, of Chatham,
the consideration of the Convention.
At 4 o'clock, the President resurhed the
Chair, and called the Convention tp order,
when the CommtUee reported progress,
asked, and obtained ifeAye to sit again j j
The following gentlennjbeing several
ly called upon, addressed the Convention;
to wit :. : ' lhM j; j -
Gov. Swain, Hon. N. Boyden, General
McRae, Col. McLeod, John W. Thomas;
Hammond Whitney and C. B. DibbleJ
We shall not attempt to give even a ;sy
the Convention took a recess untilj three
o'clock. I I '
I Afternoon Session. r i
J; .At the hour appointed the Convention
e-assembled and resumed the considera
tion of Mr. Common's substitute Ti when
Iessrs. Mordebai, Hill and Boylan,- ad
dressed the Convention. H'
U Mil. 11 aOlilllglUll Ul VI 11 I t A J J (11 1 I i iu
lithe reuson which would govern him in
nopsis of these speeches, suffice it to say, 'the vote beshpuld give upon the resolu-
tliAt thpv wprfi ablp. plonuent. and were iition under consideration.
well calculated to awaken a deep and
abiding interest in this great entrprizje.
On motion. Convention adjourned till
to-morrow morning 10 o'clock. J , I
Mr. ClemmbnsHhen withdrew;his sub-'
stitute, thereupon the resolution as re-
ported ny the tUommittee"was unanimous
ly, adopted, i
Mr. Clemmons then offered ihs substi
ftuje as an additional resolution to 4hos
ireported oy the Committee, iur. uum:r
liam, Thomas Miller.
Franklin- John D Hawkins, Edward
W Towlkes, Allen Perry.
' Warren Alexander Hawkins, Weldon
N Edwards, Peter Davis.
Northampton T J Person, David A
Barnes, Samuel Calvert.
Halifax A Joyner, L H B Whitaker,
Nash Dr. Drake, Samuel Arrington.
Edgecombe James J Battle, Duncan
Ferguson, Dr. Lawrence. j
f Cumberland James C Dobbin, Robert
Strange, E J Hale.
Wayne James Griswold, Willis Hall, adopted :
Duplin Owen Kenan, J Pearsall, J M
New Hanover AV A Wright, Edward
P Hall, H L Holmes.
Sampson Wk Faison, Patrick Mur
Onslow E B Dudly, Owen Huggins, J
A Averitt .
Carteret -James Rumley, M B Robert
son, Benjamin Leacraft sen.
themselves trade and travel which is within
our own reach, we shall be unworthy of the i
age in which they live, and undeserving our
advantage?, if we do not show a proper dispo- ;
silion and determination to bring to our city a
large' portion of profitable trade and travel,
which may otherwise be diverted to less fa
vored cities. i
Ucsolved, 5th. That i the chairman of this !
meeting be requested lo appoint 13 delegates
to attend the convention to be held at S llisbu- !
ry, on the 14th iust., and that the authority be
given to such delegates to till any vacancy
which may occur in that number. !
Wm. C. Whitehead, Lsq., then ottered the
dling of the Notih in this matter as im
proper and offensive. This, too, we hold
to be the public sentiment of the majori
ty of the people of the South. At the
same time it is our fixed conviction that,
whether the Wilmot Proviso passes Con
gress or not, lhe South will not connive at
any reckless agitation that menaces, direct-'
ly or remotely the harmony and stability of
the Union. Souih Carolina will find few"
sympathizers in her movements."
FRIDAY MORNING, f J
During the intermission of Convention
occasioned bv the session of the General offered an amendment, which was accep
Committee, the delegates were called to fted. Mr. Washington moved that Mr. f . Craven Richard N Taylor, Alonzo T,
order by Mr. Rounsaville of Davidson, jClemmon s resolution with tnsamendment
Dr. Payne of Lexington, in the Charr. De laid on the table which was-carrieo.
Mr. Rounsaville being called for, address- j The remaining resolutions reported by
ed the meeting until the hour for the ire- Ithe Committee were then unanimously
assembling of the Convention.
Convention mef according to adjourn
ment, thWPresident in the Chair i t
John A. Lillington of Davie, responded
to a tall made on him in a very happy
and effective manner. j-t '
The Committee to whom were referred
the -various Resolutions of yesterday sub
mitted through their Chairman, the fol
lowing Report, to wit :
Resolved, That this Convention heartily commends
the epirit in regard 'to works of internal improvement,
which characterized onr last "General Assembly,-, and
thatfits members are especially gratified by the liberal
provisiojs made bv that body for the construct ion. of ,the
"'North Carolina Rail Road" a work Of Ithe utniosti
importance tothe trade and character of the Stateand j
of almost vita interest to that extensive ana productive ;
regonying contiguous 10, or wumn couveiueni uiiance
'of thepronostd road. I Mi
Keiolved f urther, That m the opuuon of this on
l he President announced to th Con
vention that he had received the.prpceed
ings of Public'; Meetings held at Pforfolk
and Portsmouth, Virginia, which qn mo
tion, were read. n
The following resolution, on motion of
H. C. Jones, was unanimously adopted.
Resolved, That we reciprocate witrmuch
satisfaction the! good will manifested iby ! the
people of Norfolk and Portsmouth, in sending
delegations to this Convention, and we hea.rtily
concur in the sentiment avoAved by that dele
gation, that the great scheme of Improvement
now under consideration, is calculated to unite
Jenkins, E R Stanly
i?eawbf Edward Stanly, Wm B Rod
man, David Freeman.
Lenoir John C Washington, LC Des
mond, Francis Dihble.
Jones Calvin Koonce, J H Delahunt,
J C Bryan.
. PittJ Blow, G Hoyt, Jas. Streeter.
Johnston -Dr. John B Beckwiih, David
Holland, Wm. H McCullers.
Mr. Osborne then addressed the conven
tion in a very earnest and feeling manner.
On motion of Gov. Swain, the following
resolutions were unanimously adopted :
Resolved, That the thanks of ibis Convention be ten
dered to the Lutheran Concrre?ation for the p?e of their
f Church, in which the Convention has held it sessions.
Resolved That the thanks of this Convention be ten
dered to the President and the other Officers of thitVm. S. Mallorv,
Santa Anna has recently fulminated from
his retreat at Kingston, Jamaica, an elaborate
reply, in a volume of three hundred pages, lo
the accusations of treason brought againft himt
in the Mexican Congress. The ex -President
makes out, as usual, a good rase, and shqwi.
apparently that hi. erturt durins tLe fecent1
j following preamble and resolutions, which were war were fruitless owing lo the want of co-op-
ipieu : t craiun on uic pari oi inc uoernniPiii, uir.iCK.
Whereas, a communication has been rcceiv. oi'fund--, circiuntances over which he had no
ed by his Honor the Mayor, inviting theciti- control, ccc. lie euteis iti'o an autobiograpb
zens of Norfolk to attend an internal improve- ical account of all his exploits, hardships, fend
ment Convention, composed of citizens of all reverses, and evidently aims more at making
the Southern and Southwestern State, to be j an impression for the future than at vindicating
held at Memphis, Tenti., on the 4th day of Ju- ! the past. : ,
y next Therefore.' j We obtain litis information of lhc contents.
Resolved, That we deem the object of the of Santa Anna'-s Manifesto from the New pi
Memphis convention as oneuf vital importance leans Delta. No copy of the publication itself
to the Southern and Southwestern States ; and has yet come within our reach. Whenever, It
that looking to the advancement of those States does, we shall look, through it with curiosity, in'
in wealth and influence.1 we must rely in a great the anticipation of its probably shedding light
measure upon the completion of a liberal and on some things which are yet veiled in dark-
sound system of internal improvements, as af
fording the facilities of intercourse and commu
nication which will enable us to develop and re
alise our resources, and thereby add strength
to our union
Resolved, That the chair appoint a committee
to attend the Memphis convention to be held
on the 4th day of July-next.
Resolved. That the proceedings ofthis meet
ing be signed by the Chairman and Secretary
and that a copy be sent to the Presidents of the
Conventions at Salisbury and Memphis. Alamance. The County Court of the conn-
Resolved, lhat copies of the proceedings ot ; j3rnancc commenced its session at Prov.
this meeting be furnished to the newspapers of; jjence 'Meeiin-Houe, according lo law,J on
ness pertaining to the history of our War with
Mexico, and especially the particulars of tbs
negotiation at Havana between "the late Admin
istration and Santa Anna, and the .character
of the understanding alleged to have 'existed'
between that Administration and the same Gen
eral up lo the battle of Buena Vita, lhe erentj
of which battle was at the time openly allegfd
to have disappointed the calculations of the1 Ad
ministration. Nat. Int. - ' Li!s
! body, for their able an113i!igent discharge of the duties ; jJyer Myers,
Fred. W. Soutbgate,
Norfolk for publication.
The chair then appointed the following gen
tlemen to be a committee lo attend the conven.
lions to be held at Salisbury and Memphis :
C. W. Newton,
thnsa rnmmnnliipt wilh the nponla of this State i reciuired of them.
in the strons ties of mutual interest, and social ; Resetted, That the proceedings of this Convention
r i j , ' . . r,i.'A tn be published in the Vjaro una onu,wiiuiriju
feeling, and without g.ving any preference to , P - " iQ thig Statf caMed opor4 to topy
the claims of those towns over others, both
vention, while there are some defects in th charter en- i within our Stat and without, who are refftrd-
jcted.for the; construction of this great wrk, it isBuf- e(j.as competitors in these interests, we hail
hcient, upon a fair, just, and reasonable iflterpretapoit, h . . ,l , Kattd
to effect, and to secure to the people of the State the f Wlth he greatest pleasure the advance so hand
benets lesnltinj from it. j i 1 f somely matle on this occasion towards the. es-
Rooked further, That a subscription of orie miihonfj tabiishraenl of this union. ;!
that the other papers in this State be called upon, to topy
Gov. Swain moved that the Convention
do now adjourn. ( ;
The President then rose, tendered his
thanks, and after earnestly appealing to
John E. Doyle,
W. C. Whitehead,
S, T. Sawyer,
Walter II. Taylor,
Jas. II. Johnston,
Hammond j Whitney.
P. B. Mayo, Esq.. thjen moved that E. C.
Robinson and S. S. Stubbs, be adJcd to the
committee, which uiotoir being seconded by
Monday last, and proceeded to elect the; fQ.
cers Gr ihe county. The following persons,
we understand, were elected: , j,
Pa) ton P. Moore, Esq., Cleik of the County
Court. y . '. ;.; .
Stephen White, Clerk of lhe Superior Court.
Thomas Webb. Eq., County Solicitor,! , ; V.
Gen. Joseph Holt, Sheriff.
. George Freeland. Lq., lteguter. (J;
George Albright, County Trustee. 1
John S. Turreotine and Oliver Newland,
. Fiitirille. Coroner. ItiJuborouph He-
corder, '- ' t -f : :.