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SA TURHAY, MARCH 14, 1835.
;lyThe spring term of the Supe
rior Court tor this county commenc
ed on Monday last. Judge jYonvood
presiding. On Thursday, negro
Will, convicted at the last term of
the murder of Mr. Baxter, his over
seer, and in whose case the Supreme j
Court reversed trie jimgnieui ami
rendered judgment of manslaughter,
was sentenced to receive thirty-nine
lashes and pay costs, which sentence
was immediately carried into tutu.
On Friday, Silpha, the property ot
Ueo. W. Woodman, decU was ar
raigned, charged with burning the
dwelling-house of Mr. J hn Lackey,
in December last her trial was laid
over until next term.
Convention Acta. As the Conven
tion election is close at hand, we have
deemed it advisable to re-insert the
Acts. The f lection, it will be seen,)
toirps nlace on Wednesday audi
Thursday, the 1st and 2d of April, j ture were servants and represen-
! tatives of the people; he, Air. M.,
Sudden Death. On Saturday j XV:is likewise one. That they
mcrnins Ust, Mr. Henry fy.j were disposed to guard with jeal
ove rseer ot Mr. Marmaduke I3attle,i . .P. c, , .
ot this countv, was found dcild in ' ousy the honor ol the State .t was
hjs jjClj ' j not his province to discuss or In
And, on the preceding Thursday, j question. He likewise felt it his
Mr. James McMahpn, also of this diHV to jruard the honor of the
county, was tounuueau mine- wuuus,, j
where he had p;one to procure some
light wood for his family.
Public Meetings. In addition to
those already mentioned .public
meeting on the subject ot the ,
I'resulcncv, nave receiuij 'ni uuui
in Lincoln. Halifax and Martini
counties. we copy me ionowing
account of the proceedings in Mar
tin, from the Kaleigh Standard:
Martin County A meeting
of a large portion of the demo
ralic citizens of the county of
Martin, convened in the court
house in Williamston, on Tues
day the 24th of February, 1S35,
Ca'pt. Jesse Cooper was called to
the Chair, and Joseph Itiddick
At the request of the chairman,
Alfred M. Slade, Eq. in a very
appropriate and animated speech,
explained the objects of the meet
ing. After some remarks by
Capt. Jesse Copper, the following
Preamble and Resolutions (offer
ed by A. M. Slade, Ksqr.) were
. i r 1 1 :
hereas the principles mvolv-1
ii ine approacninc eiecuon o:
rresiueni anu vice i lesmeni oi , he words from the original reso
the United States, are identically j ,mion iordcrcd t0 beexpunged
ime upuu wihui iwu pcupie ui ;
the United States have been di
vweu irom ine ean.es. stage i ,
our constitutional history, and that
they constitute the very essence j
i i f .i. ! . . r:
01 me envision wnicn prevailed
during the deliberations in which
the foundations of the Govern
ment were laid; it is important
that the Democrat' Republicans j
01 ine u. a snonm nave concern
in aeon. hcrcfore. !
Resolved, lhat this meeting
agre, lo the course recommenced ;
.0 be pnr-ued by , . m,et,nS ol the,
Democratic Republicans, conven.l
at Halifax, on 20th insl.
Resolved, That A. M. Slade J
Ksq. F. B. Redmond, Capt. K. .
G. Hammond, William Jones, H. j
V. Burroughs, and Dr. P. K.
Maddera, be the delegates from,
this county, to meet at Scotland
Neck, on the March next, to
nominate delegates to meet in
Kaleigh on the lOih April next,
for the purpose of selecting dele -
rates to attend a National Conven
tion at Baltimore on the 20th of
On motion, it was Resolved,
That the proceedings of this meet
ing be signed by the Chairman
and Secretary, and forwarded to
the Raleigh Standard for publica
tion. On motion, Resolved, That this
JESSE COOPER, Chairman.
Joseph Riddick, Secretary.
7"W'e find the following among
the Appointments by and -with the
advice and consent of the Senate:
John G. A. Williams, of North
Carolina, to be Charge d'Affaires
The nomination of Roger B.
Taney, as a Judge of the Supreme
Court, was taken up ano indefin
U. S. Senate. On the 3d inst
Mr. Mangum, asked leave tn send
llolrc clerk's table certain reso
lutions adopted by the Legisla
ture of Norlh Carolina; and asked
thai the Senate would indulge
him in having them read. He
said it was not his purpose to de
tain the Senate by comment upon
them. This was not the arena
upon which to discuss and adjust
any -difficulties that bad arisen, or
that might arise, between his
constituents and himsell. He
would not detain the Senate long
er than to express the hope that
the expunging resolutions would
be taken up in the course of the
day, and that he would be allow
ed to record his vote upon them.
In reference to the instructions,
he would avail himself of the oc
casion barely to say, that he
should not conform to him. He
should vote against expunging
the resolution. The Legislature
had no right to require him to
become the instrument of his own
personal degradation. He repell
ed the exercise of so vindictive a
power; and, when applied to him
self, he repelled it with scorn and
The members of the Legisla-
s, ( . . . . 2Uard his
own personal honor; both, in his
conception, imperiously required
him to disregird the resolutions;
a,ld ,,)at jnt being settled in
his mi,;(1 he miSteJ m) onc w)0
knew mm could entertain a uouut
as to his course on this subject.
Mr. Frelinghuysen, Mr. Cal
houn, Mr. King of Alabama, Mr.
Mangum, Mr. Clayton, and Mr.
Benton, made some observations,
On molion of Mr. Clayton, the
subject was laid uti the table.
Mr. Clayton moved to take up
the resolution of Mr. Benton to
expunge from the journals of the
Senate the resolutions of the 2Sth
of March last; and it was taken up.
Mr. White then moved to a
mend the resolution by striking
out the word "expunged," and
subliluting "repealed, rescinded,
and declared null and void," and
called for the yeas and nays,
which were ordered.
On this molion snmr ilphnfp
tool; pIaC(N af,er whic,N Mr K
nr A!,h.,m, mnn,i ,n .i,;i, ...
from lhe burnals of the Senate
i on which, after farther de'oate, the
queslion was taken by yeas and
navs; yeas 29t nays 7
-p, resoIu;ion was lai(1 on the
table on molion of Mr . w-hstPr.
(tj Messrs. O ales &. Sea ton were
elected Printers to the Senate, for
njrress. There were
s ,m Iof. i which the hiheM
volR r,,ceive, , B,air
of , wa, 1 7; the lmrh.-t
, ,., of h .,. , ,
." ,5. Ihe highcs, , G;,les,n,l
SeJ(00 . ? fr0,, lo 4 ,,,.
tered. The House of Represen
tatives has made no election.
On the last night of the Session,
Mr. I yler, oi Virginia, was elect
ed Presuient pro tern, of the Sen
ate. The vote was, for Tyler
25, King of Ala. 19.
j. Day of Session Unfm-
! ishrd Business West Point
flcadcmy Loss of the Fortifica
The two U ouses of Congress
adjourned, the night before last,
their function then ceasing; and
what a wreck of public business
In our two or three last papers
we expressed our opinion respect
ing the state of public business in
the House of Representatives. It
would have been as just, had our
intimation respected the state of
With a great deal of talent, and
we have no doubt, too, a great
deal of patriotism, the late House
of Representatives had been
brought into a condition, by va
rious causes, in which it seemed
incapable of getting on with the
business of the country. Attentive
observers have noticed a tendency
of this kind, from the early part
of the session; but its last days
forced the truth on the raiuds of,
iiong debates; the endless
perplexity of the rules; contest,
every moment, about priority of
business, and an eagerness of dis
cussion, which seemed entirely to
disregard the comparative import
ance of subjects, were among
these causes. There were others,
of which we could speak, of which
indeed we shall feel it our duty
to speak, and to speak freely,
hereafter; but which we at pre
sent forbear to mention.
The melancholy result of the,'
whole is, that Congress has brok-The Fortification Bill is totally
en up, leaving almost every great! lost! Yes, in this very critical mo
measure of the session unfinished, 1 ment of affairs, not only has no
and therefore totally null and : new measure of defending the
void. The following bills, ori-! country been adopted, but the bill
ginaling in the Senate, most 0fi r the usual annual appropnation
them passing that body by large-Tor Fortifications is totally lost,
majorities, and some of them quite I We can hardly credit ourselves
unanimously, have shared the ! when we write this paragraph,
general wreck and ruin: Yet such is the fact; not a dollar
The Post Office Reform Bill; appropriated to fortification,
(passed unanimously iu the . and we doubt whether it be not
Sen;lte) the bounden duty ol the President
The Custom House Rerula- to call the new Congress at the
tions Bill; (passed nearly unanim
ously in the Senate.)
The important Judiciary Bill;
(passed by a vole of ol to 5 in the
The Bill regulating the Depositc
of the Public Moneys in the De
The Bill respecting the Tenure
of t )llice, and Removals from
Olli e; (a most important bill,
supported in the Senate by men of
The Bill indemnifying Clai
mants for French Spoliations,
These half dozen, (not to speak
of the bill for the relief of the
Cities of the District of Columbia;
the bill providing for the increase
of the Corps of Engineers; the bill
to carry into cllect the Conven
tion between the United States
and Spain; and the bill to improve
the navigation of the Mississippi
in the vicinity of St. Louis,) are
among the bills which were sent
from the Senate to the House of
Representatives "and never heard
The fate of two of the Appro
priation Bills, however origina-
ting, as such bills always do, in, the Committee Irom the turther
the House of Representatives, is considers on of the subject, was
ci'.ll rm.i,nM.. lalsoagreed to unanimously and the
UlUlt I Vllltll fVuUiv.
Hitherto it has been usual to
make the appropriations for the
Military Academy at West Point
. . ... - . ,
in the same bill which contains the 1
general appropriations for the
vrmy. Ibis year, an innova
tion was indulged. The Army
Appropriation liill was sent to the
Senate with no appropriation
whatever for West Point. The
circumstance was noticed, at the
time, 111 the Senate, and its atten
tion called to it, as an extraordi
nary omission. A separate bill,
however, containing the usual ap
propriations lor the Academy,
was brought forward in the House,
but suffered to sleep. Up to the
last day for sending bills from one
House to the other, it had not
passed. The House took no
steps whatever to pass the Bill,
by suspending the operation of
the rule, as to the tune of sending
..w. 4Juuou iu HUUSU, or
in any other way In this pre -
dicament, individuals of the j
House besought the Committee of j
the Senate to interfere, and in j
some extraordinary way, help to!
pass the ordinary appropriation
through Congress. The Senate,;
accordingly, attached the whole j
Military Academy appropriation ;
bill to the bill making provision i ;
for the Civil and Diplomatic Ex- j
penditures of the year, and in this
form it passed intoa law, and, but ;
lor the adoption oT this mode,
there could have been no appro
priation at all, and the school
would have been broken up. We
may add, that, when this bill for
covering Civil and Diplomatic
Expeuces went back to the House,
with amendments, the occasion
; was eagerly sei?.ed to add to the
Senate's amendments other a
mendments, respecting totally
different matters, thus giving the
bill a tail as long as that of a com
et. Thus the bill, pending in the
House, making provision for the
repairs of the Capitol and Presi
dent's House, improving the pub-
Vic grounds, paying the Presi
dent's gardener, kc kc. was
tacked on to the bill, as being a
mong the civil and diplomatic ex
penses of the Government!
This bill, however, and we re
joice at it, had the goodness to
pass, with all its length of trail,
and (thanks to the Senate, and no
thanks to the House of Represen
tatives) the West Point Academy
therefore, was kept alive.
Not so fortunate was the other
of the two appropriation bills, to
which we have alluded above.
earliest day possible. Certainly
most certainly such is his du
ty, if he has any reasonable ap
prehension whatever of hostilities
with a foreign nation. jXat. Int.
f3M. Serurier, the Minister
of trance, with his family, left
this city on Thursday, to embark
for home. We deeply regret the
occasion which has caused ihe
sudden departure from the city t
a fa mil' so universally esteemed
and respected. M. Pageot, the
Secretary of Legation, remains as
Charge des Affiires. ib.
The French Question. We learn
from the National Intelligencer, that
the House of Representatives, on
Monday, the 'Jd inst. sat until mid
night, occupied in arduous dehate on
the question of our foreign relations.
The first resolution reported by the
Committee, was merged in the fol
lowing one, submitted by Mr. Ad
ams, and adopted by yeas 'J10,
Resolved unanimously, That
in the opinion of this House, the
Treaty with France, of the Fourth
of July, 1531, should be main
tained, and its execution insisted
The second resolution, dichartrine:
I so ag
third resolution, authorising the ma-
' king of contingent preparations, was
,aui on tne table. We extract the
J,llow J-m Mr. Ca.nbreling's
Speech, on the same question, made
;n th Mm.sr on thi- i.r. rt
urday, as reported in the (ilobe:
'The gentleman from Virginia
may deceive himself, but Fiance
knows our naval strength, and
England, loo; and if our national
rights are maintained here, as
they ought to be, in aspint cor
responding with extent of our
naval resources, neither France
nor Kngland will ever be willing
to engage in a war with us. But,
according to the argument of the
gentleman, we are to be over
whelmed with some thirty or for
ty ships of the line. Sir, the ten
thousand mariners whom we have
now engaged in the whale trade
that "dreadful trade" are alone
sufficient to sweep from the ocean
the whole naval power ofFrance.
Our mariners employed in the
, s hni ps on our ni:.il anil nn U
Banks, are able of themselves to
contend successfully with any
naval power existing. The naval
resources of France may be great
in ships and in her gallant offieen
whose daring bravery no nation
will dipute but ships aud of
ficers are powerless without a
well disciplined and extensive
commercial marine; and nations
,he most commercial must ever
oe lne ni0 powerful on the ocean,
'n a lvar w'lh u$, France can de-
T,ve 1,0 a,u ,rorn nir army, though
it were equal to that formidable
force which crossed the Niemen
in 1S12. The war, if there be
one, will be on the ocean. We
have the materials ready for an
immense navy we have a com
mercial marine, alwavs ready to
avenge our wrongs, and we could
put afloat in twelve months a nav
al force, with which no nation
could successfully contend. I do
not say this, sir, because I antici
pate war wilh FranceHeaven
forbid that the peace between the
two nations should ever be dis
turbed both nations have every
motive to cherish itj and J am
sure it m ver will be saciiCeed for
five and twenty millions of francs.
But, sir, the extraordinary slate
.;ient? of the gentleman from Vir
ginia have compelled me to dis
ipite the unfounded apprehen
sions they wero calculated to ex
cite, and which might do us an
injury abroad We have nothing
to fear from any nation, come the
contest when it may."
We are authnrisedo state,
that the President of the United
States denies ever having spoken
of Mr. Stevenson, as Governor
Branch has represented or hav
ing entertained anv such senti
ment. Richmond Enq.
Q3n our last we announced
The Appeal," a new public
journal established in this city, ly
Mr. Kind. We have now to an
nounce another. We received,
on Saturday, the first number oi
'The Sun," founded upon the
establishment of the North Amer
ican, lately published in this city,
which yields its place to the Sun.
Its prospectus indicates support of
the present Administration, and
of Judge? WThite as the successor
to the Presidency. It is lo b
published on Wednesdays and
Saturdays, by Learned &: Pink
ney, at 5 per annum.. Nat. Int.
The Mails, ccc. The severity
of the weather, and the almost
impassable condition of the roads,
have caused frequent and vexa
tious, but unvoidable failures of
the Northern mail during the
present winter. We are in re
ceipt of N. York papers of Satur
day last, but several of our ex
changes of anterior date are yet
missing. 'Among others, we may
notice those containing the Fo
reign News, which will be found
in our paper to-day, and for
which we are indebted to the Bal
timore American. Occasionally
the lee-way is fully made up in
quantity by the arrival of a quad
ruple cargo of letter press folios
from all quarters, and in almost
all conditions ivet, frozen, and
not tinfrequently worn out. On
the 28th ultimo, we had, for exam
ple, quite an overflow for our own
share, and learn that an extra sup
ply of thirtu-six canvass Lao- nnI
four leather Portmanteaus, of
large sizes, and weighing fuUfour
thousand pounds, were for the es
pecial benefit of our Southern
brethren, despatched from the
Petersburg Post oiiice by the Rail
Road! The Steam Engine, with
the aid of skillful management,
may have succeeded in transport
ing to Blakelev this tremendous
j cargo of mail without very serious
i ' A .... 1 . 1 ... J
uiiucuuy; out tiow IMessrs. Avery
& Co. ever ready and prepared,
at all points, as they are, have
managed the conveyance of the
colossal burthen afterwards, we
cannot conceive.. .Petersburg Con.
m Terrible Tornado A most
violent hurricane passed over the
town ofLiberty, in Amitie coun
ty, Mass. on the 1 4th ult. which
swept every thing before it, and
destroyed several lives. A Mr.
John Hall and his daughter were
killed, and Mrs. Hall and a negro
girl dangerously injured. Other
individuals are mentioned as hav
ing been badly wounded, and ex
tent of the disasters have been but
partially ascertained.. JV. Y. Star.
(TRalph B. Mattingly, of
ivcmucKy, was killed on the 7th
inst.at Lexington, by Alexander
ureen, of Ueo. Mattinglv
had repeatedly insulted Greene,
wbo is represented as a young
gentleman of mild disposition
and had been warned to forbear.
On the above day, being in their
room with another young man,
Mattingly abused Greene and
pulled his nose when the latter shot
and mortally wounded him. ib.
ttTTwo fools, one named
M'Lain, an Englishman, and the
other Reed, a Philadelphia!!; re
cently met in New-.Iersev, and in
the presence of 1 500 other fools,
fought 4G rounds on a wager of
$1000. The battle lasted one
bour and three quarters. It is
said that Reed gained the victory
but both were so dreadfully bruis
ed that their lives are despaired of.
.0. Cotton. We h,, (i
no ales since our J.is ,'
tinue our quoiatioj jj:
Choice quality ti,
maud more. Jut.
Virginia (.'an f'rc,)Cf. ,
Annual Conference (,i
odist Episcopal Claire!,, ,',
commenced it Seion ;ii J
burg, on the lllh (,f ,
adjourned on the j.
Emery presided. We 't.
li-t of the Appoinlemttiijj j
Joseph Carson, p. K.,.
oke Circuit; Oeorge W. j)
Thomas R. Brume.
Tar River; Peter Donbar
Albemarle Sound, J, ,a
Neuse; John R. Bennot.
Currituck and Maturing
Portsmouth and Ocrac-oke'
sion; Henry D. Wood.
Washington ard Ply,
James M. Boatright.
Tarboio; Benjamin WnsM1
The next Conference isi
held at Norfolk, comuitij
Feb. 10th. 1S3C.
(jpThe imported lecture.,
slavery, George Thom;ivJ;
English fanatical incewlnrv, i
angued the people of Hil.
on this topic on WediiexJuv k
ning. The Long M,lu
says, "he spoke with gjai V:.
rnence and gesticulation, ap.ri
a frenzied eye, at the lull
of his voice, and ever and ar
wiped the sw ar from his ;:
He has not a particle uinrc.
knowledge of the c.ipicitit .
condition of slave, ami his u;
discourse, which he h.-d yvuh.
repeated hundreds ot liiru ., w;
rhapsody of inconsistence,
is honorable to the guud crde:
a Brooklyn audience that he v.
not hustled out of the h"uc."
X V. Si-
Late 7 reasura Founi
Some time ago a broker in V.
street was notified by the C3i.
of one of the banks, that a con:
erable amount of stock of t
bank was standing to his err:
on the books, and had hren';.:
ing for so long a time without r
dividends being called for,
was presumed the owner of :
stock had i 01 gotten this portirv
his property. The broker hav .
ascertained dates and oth'r :
cumstances from the bookie;
bank, turned to his own reccr."
and found that at that timelier..
been furnished with moiuyiv
acquaintance to buy a quai iiv
the Mock. It turned out thai
mistake it was transfened to '
broker instead oftheieal
aser, and the real purchaser,
at that time sickened and t):
leaving a widow and a large
ily with very slender mea
support. The stock has r"
sold, and the proceeds of it. -gether
with twenty semi an
dividends, amounting in i'l
5500, paid over to the "iii.
and her lam ily, ma king t ':
hearts glad, as it has al '':
hearts of all who have been ni
acquainted with the story.
N. Y. Jour, of Coir
Novel mode of catching fo1-'
WTe understand that a great q;i"
tity offish, principally n1"1'-;
were caught irozen in
mill pond yesterday and the L
before, by digging through
ice. Several Isnti-di vc?''-
ding in the viciuitv, are satf-'
have filled casks with them. 3
many of the inhabitants oi 1
ixecK earned tnem oil uy l,J
baskets. Charleston Cov.r.
Murders. A Mr. Swearing
Ol 1 W!ggS CO. Ua. WHO, "in
father, was removing to the
r n 1 ...,ih r,
CUClniH tlil . n .rr n I S3
was murdered on the 4ih msv
Doui ' miles Irom i u?"-
by three of the gang, who -eloped
and had been retake"
him. I he murderers 1,
A Mr. J. Trussell, living'1
Viinton, ureene co.
was murdered on 4th insl. hv 0
ot Ins negroes, who al0 KliC
negro woman, and very seVtf;
wounded the wife of M'- !
This murderer was also arrest