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SATUKDAY, JAN. 21, 1837. (E7We are indebted to the at tention of the Hon. Ilobt. Strange of the Senaie, and the Hon. J. A. Hynum of the House of Repre sentative for several interesting Congressional documents. CONGRESS. It is said that the President no ticed the Senators, on the I lih in stant, to convene on the 4,th March next in Washington, for the pur pose of holding an extra session, to take into consideration such matter as then may be submitted to them. Mr. Beaton's epunging resolu tion is under debate in the Senaie. The Senate, after an animated debate, have agreed by a vote f 25 to 10, to the admission of Mi chigan as one of the Slates. The same bill had passed two readings in the House at our last advices, and probably ere this Michigan is in full standing as a State. A bill is before Congress, to change the time of holding Circuit Courts in this Stale. GENERAL ASSEMBLY. The following is an abstract of j sucii oi uie proceedings aswetuu aider interesting to our readers. SENATE. Mr. Moye, from the committee on propositions and grievances, to whom a petition on the subject had been referred, reported a bill to prevent obstructions to the pass age of fish up Fishing creek; which passed iis three readings, and was ordered to be engrossed. Mr. Edwards presented a bill to provide for the investment and safe keeping of the moneys which shall be deposited with this State, under the act of Congress to reg ulate the deposites of the public money. Laid upon the table, 23 to 22. J The Senate reconsidered the vote rejecting the bill to confer banking privileges on the Stock holders of the Louisville, Cincin nati and Charleston Rail Road Company; and the bill passed its third reading, 25 to 22, and was ordered to be engrossed. The bill to lay off and estab lish a county by the name of Jef ferson, was rejected, 24 to 20. The proposition of the House of Commons, that the joint resolu tion to adjourn sine die on the 14lh instant be rescinded, and that the Legislature adjourn sine die on the lSih instant, was read and concurred in. HOUSE OF COMMONS. ' Oil motion of Mr. Gilliam, re solved, that the Committee on Education be instructed to enquire into the expediency of establish ing a general system of Free Schools, throughout the Stale. On motion of Mr. Hoke, or dered that a select Committee of two members be appointed to wait on Col. C. G. Memminger, Com missioner from S. Carolina, and invite him to a seat in this Hall, and inform him that it is the plea sure of this House to hear his views on the Rail Road bill, if he desires to present them. The Hon. Mr. Memminger, of South Carolina, who had been in vited to appear before the louse, rose and addressed the Committee at length in support of the bill; af ter which, the Committee rose, re ported progress, and obtained leave to sit again. The House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole, Mr. Hoskins in the Chair, on the bill granting Banking privileges to the Charleston and Cincinnati Rail Road Company. Mr. Spea ker Haywood took the floor, in reply to Col. Memminger, and in opposition to the bill, and spoke for ne.irly 3 hours. When he concluded, the committee ros?, re ported progress and obtained leave to sit again, and the House adjourned. Raleigh, Jan. 17. Adjournment.--As we expected, the joint resolutiwn to adjourn on Saturday last, was rescinded on Thursday preceding, and the Le gislature is still in sessiou. It will probably adjourn the last of this week or the first of next. Reg. Elections. On Tuesday last, Richmond M. Pearson, of Davie couhlv, was elected a Judge of the Superior Court, made necessa ry by the creation of a new Judi cial Circuit. His competitor was Thomas P. Devereux, of ibis city. The joint vote was: for Pearson S2, Devereux 40. On Wednesday, John L. Bai ley, of Pasquotank, was elected Judge of the Superior Court, vice John R. Donnell, resigned. His competitors were, Robert Heath, W right C. Stanly, and Edward Hall. The final joint vote was, for Bailey 80, Hall 53 Messrs. Stanly and Heath having been withdrawn. ib. Legislature. The hist week gave birth to a series of interesting- debates, which would have done honor to any legislative body. On Monday, in the House of Commons, the Report on the investment of the Surplus Reve nue, (which appears in the prece ding columns) and the accompa nying Bills, were taken up in Committee of the Whole. Mr. Graham (the Chairman of the Committee) explained and defen ded the recommendations of the Committee, with his usual lucid ness and ability. We learn that the Committee could not be brought to unite on a more liberal investment of tlw money than is recommended in the Report, though there were on it individu als, whose high-toned liberality and enlightened public spirit is proverbial. Mr. Graham there fore defended the Report, as ema nating from the Committee, and not as embracing his own favorite views. At the conclusion of Mr. G's remarks, (he House adjourned. On Tuesday, Mr. Speaker Hay wood took the floor, and delivered one of the most powerful Speech es we have ever heard, in opposi tion to the whole scheme recom mended by the Committee. He completely electrified the House by the boldness of his views, and the enlightened liberality of his suggestions. A vein of patriotic ardour was diffused throughout the whole of his remarks, which were hemmed in by no sectional lines, but embraced the State the whole State. Perhaps this Speech will be given to the pub Ire; if so, it will be found to sus tain the character awarded it. On Thursday, the bill conferring Banking privileges on theCharles ton and Cincinnati Rail Road Company, was taken up hi Com mittee of the Whole. Col. Mem-m-'mger, Commissioner from oor sister State, addressed the Com mittee, in a Speech of more than three hours length, showing the immense advantages which would acrrneto our State from the con struction of the Road and the ut ter impracticability of its success, withont the aid of Banking privi leges. His Speech before the Se nate, the concluding portion of which appears in this paper, we considered an uncommon effort; but it sinks almost into mediocrity, when contrasted with that which he delivered to the Commons. Wonder has been expressed within our hearing, by numerous indi viduals, that so strong-minded a man has not been elevated by his State to distinction and honor: and we can only account for it on the ground, that he does not be long to the dominant party in South Carolina. He "19 a Union man, and yet he paid the hand somest tribute to the purity of the motives by which the JNullifiers were influenced, that we have ever ht-nrd. On Friday, the House having entered upon the Orders of the day, Mr. Speaker Haywood ad dressed the Committee for nearly three hours in opposition to the bill, which he denounced as rif with danger to the liberties of the people. His Speech was an in genious one, but, in our opinion, his arguments were more specious than solid his fears more ima ginary than real. His opposi tion to the bill was based mainly on the following grounds: 1st. That the bill was a private one, and no notice of the intended ap plication for Banking privileges had been given to the public, as required by the amended Consti tution. 2d. That it was repug nant in principle to the 10th sec tion of the Constitution of the United States, which declares that 'no contract or agreement shall be entered into by a State with auy other State or any foreign power." 3d. That it was rash and disrespectful to pass a law, which nothing could revoke but the shock of a Revolution, with out knowing the wishes and feel ings of the people on the subject. 4ih. That to pass the bill would he to give up virtually the con trol of the affairs of the Slate to a Central Directory at Charleston. 5th. That to confer the privileges asked, would be to tamper with the Currency. On these, and di vers other points, Mr. H. commen ted and enlarged at great length, and with unwonted vehemence. When he had finished, the Com mittee rose, reported progress, and obtained leave to sit again; and the House adjourned. On Saturday, the House having resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole, on the unfinished business of yesterday, Mr. Hoke took the floor in reply to the Speaker, and in favor of the bill, and spoke for more than an hour with great earnestness and zeal in its support, lie was succeeded by Mr. Graham, who, on this oc casion, did himself and the mea sure which he advocated, full justice, and we could pay him no higher complimenti for, as he well remarked, the question was one of such immense magnitude, that he could not think about it without experiencing an expan sion ot thought, which the con templation of no other subject ever had afforded. He replied in detail to the arguments of the Hon. Speaker of the House, and in our opinion, showed conclu sively that nothing, but the high respectability ofthe source whence they emanated, entitled them to the favorable consideration of the House. Mr. Haywood, tho laboring under indisposition, briefly replied to Messrs. Hoke and Graham with much animation, insisting on his motion to strike out the enact ing clause ofthe bill tantamount to its rejection. Messrs. Blount and McNeill, each made a few remarks in op position to the bill; when the mo lion to strike out the enacting clause failed. The Committee then rose and reported the bill to the House, when it passed its sec ond reading Ayes 53 Noes 49. The question of granting Bank ing privileges to this Company, as ! also the subiect of the Surplus j Revenue, have been fruitful topics j of discussion also in the Senaie. i On the first, Messrs. Bryan, Wad- I dell and Morehead spoke in favor j of extending the privileges asked for to those who know them, we need not say with the ability of Statesmen and the spirit of Pal riots. We also heard a portion of Mr. Kelly's Speech against, the bill, which was distinguished by great earnestness of manner, and propriety of matter. ib. The Rail Road Bank BUI. This bill having passed ihe Sen ate, was also got through the House, with some amendments on Monday last. We look upon this as a most fearful experiment; but time alone will show who is right and who is wrong. The yea and nays on this question will be found among the Legisla tive Proceedings. Mr. Haywood, on Friday, spoke for nearly three hours in opposition to the bill, in a style of unusual animation, and gave additional evidence of his talent, sincerity and forecast. Mr. Hoke and Mr. Graham re- plied to him with much force and zeal; who were again replied to by Mr. Haywood, thoV laboring under indisposiiion. Messrs. Blount and M'Neill each made re marks in opposition to the bill. In the Senate Messrs. Bryan, Waddell and Morehead advoca ted the bill, and Mr. Kellv spoke against. Raleigh Standard. Yesterday's Proceedings. The amendments to the bill granting banking privileges to the Louis ville Cincinnati and Charleston Rail Road Company, were partly disagreed to in the Senate yester day, and sent back to the House of Commons, by the casting vote of the Speaker. A bill passed the House appro priating 8000 dollars for draining Mattimuskeet Lake, in Hyde coun ty, also, a Will granting a charter to the Raleigh and Columbia Rail Road Company. ib. (t?"At the late annual meeting of the American Colonization So ciety, the Hon. Henry Clay, Se nior Vice President, was unani mously elected President of the Society, to fill the vacancy occa sioned by the decease of its late President, Mr. Madison. Military Court of Enquiry. Gen. Gaines has arrived at Frede rick city, and on his first appear ance before the Court entered his protest against their past acts and present proceedings. Washington Market, Jan. 17.- Turpentine, new dip, $2 50; Old $2 50. Tar,$l bO. lVhig. . Petersburg Market, Jan. 16. Cotton supply very limited small sales at 13 a 15 cents, as in quality. Flour, 10 a 12. Ba con, new, 14 cents. Lard, 14 a 15 cents. Pork, $9. Western Pork Market. The Cincinnati Post, of the 4th inst. says: Our Pork market has been active for the last week, at from six to seven cents, according to size. A gentleman who has Juit returned from a fifteen days tour in Indiana, informs us that the roads were literally alive with hogs coming to this market. Rail Road Accident. ..We un derstand that on Saturday night, about seven miles from town, the Engine and ears on their way in from Blakely, ran off the track, and that the Engineer, and the person having charge of the mail, ic. were badly hurl: the first be ing severely scaWed, the latter re ceiving a deep cut in the knee. The cause of the accident doubt less was the sleet, that has for the last three days kept every thing bound in icy fetters. Pet. Int. Rumor of extensive Forgeries. The New York Mercantile Ad vertiser says: A gentleman who arrived here from Buffalo, informs that about forty men, had been ar rested unou a charceof beini? con- 1- J o I eerned in a most txtensive forgery- ot bank notes and half dollar. Our informant stated that among the persons arrested were some hitherto of the most respectable standing in the place, such as steamboat captains, hotel keepers, land speculators, he. This event has caused a greater excitement at Buffaloe than the failure and for geries of Raihbun. . (Er'The National Intelligencer ofthe 14th, says: A verdict was yesterday rendered by the Jury in the case of Richard H. White, indicted for burning the Treasury in March, 1S3S. The Jury affirm that he was guilty ofthe act, but is saved from its penalty by the limitation of the law as to the time within which the accused was brought to trial. The case, how ever, is not yet finally disposed of. In the case of Uarry While, in dicted for the same ofTenre, the examination of witnesses was yes terday continufd to a late hour, and the trial has not yet ended. Murder most foul. V t are eomjiellud to record inunler of us unnatural and horrible 4 a character as any which ever disgraced the cal ender of crime. On the 3d inset. Phcentbe Howell, an aged vvomun of this County, was tnosl brutally murdered by her son Needham Howell. The facts so far as ibey have come to our knowledge, are somewhat as follows. Howell, his mother, and a young girl of 10 or 12 yean of e, were together in a $mnll building on the Sound, when Howell induced his mother to go out with him in to the yard. Soon after lliey left the House, the young girl was alarmed by ihe cries of the deceased and rushing out found Howell sitting astride his prostrate mother, and beating her in the face with a brick. The girl immedi ately fled lo an ndjoining plantation (distant about a fourth of a mile) for assis tance and returned in compa ny with one or two other persons, when ihey found Howell standing on the breast of the mangled corpse, with a pipe in his mouth, and kicking the face with the hefd of his boot. Rumor says that he perpe trated the act while under a temporary derangement from the effects of strong drink. He fled soon after the mur der, and not since hrn heard of. Wilmington Adv. - tub i m i ii bib MARRIED, In this county, on Monday night last, by Dan"l Hopkins, Esq. Mr. William L. Wilkinson, of Ala bama, to MissMelinda Wilkinson. l'rices Current, At Tarboro and New York. JAN. 16. . per .Tarboro. Hew York Bacon, lb. 12 15 12 13 Beeswax, Ib. 0 25 8 34 Brandy, apple gBll'n 45 50 W 37 Coffee, lb. 13 16 11 13 Corn, bush. 65 70 81 85 Cotton, lb. 13. 14 16 g Cotton bagfcg. yard. 20 2& 22 25 Flour, supf. bbl. 10 12 850 II Iron, lb. 4$ & a 4 Lard, lb. 12 15 12" 17 Molasses, gall'n 55 60 30 4g Sugar. brown, lb. 1 1 15 8 11J Salt, T.I. husb 60 65 38 42 Turpentine, bbl. 250 275 425 455 Wheat, bush. 100 125 150 165 Whiskey, bbl. 45 50 34 35 JYotice. THE subscriber wishes- to purchase d light Jersey wugon, Calculated for one hone. For such a one a liberal price will be given. Peter E. lime 8. Sparta, Jan 16, 1837. 3 Five Cents Reward. TTJ ANAWAY from the subscriber, on MM Monday, the 16ih inst. an indenied apprentice lo the saddlery bwsioess, named George G. Lynch, Aged about 10 years. The above reward, but no thanks, will be given for his appre hension and delivery to m.. All pt r-onS nre cautioned against employing- saul ap prentice nr hat boriag or crediting him on my account. Benfn Williams. Tarborough, Jan. 20, 1837. 3 $50 Reward. ANAWAV from the Subscriber, on Sunday night, the 15th inst. my ne gro man A1L1LEN, About 6 feet high, well made, 34 years old, and has n crooked knee occasioned by a w hiie swelling when a boy. He pro bably may be lurking in Ihe nrfc;kbohoori of R. I). Hart's plantation where he has a wife, or in the lower part of Halifax coun ty where he has r extensive acquaint ance. The above rewrrt will h r.. his apprehension, if delivered to me in Edgecombe county, or confined in nv jail so I Kb 1 get him again. All person's are cau'ioned against haiborug or carrv ingoff a d negro under penally of the la Ed. L. Moore. January IS, 1836. 3 SELLING Off -. At Cost. Burf Home, hliSU desirous rf moving (0 west," are now offerinr , CoH their entire " Slock of Merch:tndht IN ST ANTONSBURG, For cash, or on a ert-dii till ihe firt , of January with inte iel from ill day of April. '? Ail thie in arrears up to the f, will please to take notice lhal pHyinem1 particularly r ques-ed on or l-efuie first day of April. 4t The Premises, On which they are now doing btisi,ies he bought and possesion given bn'? first of April. The advantage. Jj, tion of tliW place for business is so i known they .teem it unnecessary to jv any further recommendation. Tlier:j Good store house, wan houses, gin house, And a first rate cotton Screw on the pre ises all of which wilt he sold low a. accommodating terms lo any persou ing to purchase st;h a situation. Slantonshtng, Jan. loth, 1S37. TPnparallcled $SQ,0 Worth of Goods at Cost, : Wm. Burl & Son, ' ARE NOW Selling Off at cost, 1 A large and handsome assortment of FANCY AD STAPLE I A eredrt tilt the first day of January r he given, with interest from the first of April. All those who have not settled thpir a' count for (ho year 1836. will please call aw do so on or bfoie the fust day of Arpil. Their Lots, And all appurtenances thereto atracfjctt,! Are for sale. There rs a large new two s'ory dwellin; and all othee necessary houses for the con venience of a family on the premises, be sides a large well arranged Store house, ware house, gin house and cotton seme. A (hey intend moving to the vet, llirj will offer to any person a good bargiii who may wish to purchase. Stantonsburg, Jan. 10, 1837. &outljm Citijen, Jlnd of Business. Uliat do tee live Jar, but to improve out sdru, and be useful to one another? THE su4ecrUir proposes to publish ic the town of AsliUorotmh, R.ui(Jo!t county, N. C. h weekly newspaper unJti the above tide. From mature reflection on the subjec1. and some consultaiion with men of exp'-rk'oce- it is believed, that, by connrciin: the ordinary variety of a Newspaper, nit; practical legal mnxims, advice, approve! forms, he. in the transaction of business the publication may be rendered nsef"1. and generally acceptable, at least to the ciliz ns of this State. li is difficult to enumerate beforehand, all the sultjects that may be cousitkit" ui-thi-n the design of this papei; but aroon; other things, due attention will he paiJ f Religion, Morality, Education, Politics, Ag riculture Commerce, &.c. together with the Hews of the day, forergn and domestic. The business matter will be similar i chararUr to that which appears in thel' and 2d vols, of the 'Man of business:" and if necessary, tsme ef the subjects theie treated of, will be more fully explained. In politics, Ihe publication is pledged fo no party. And it is hoped and believed that no improper prejudice will be induc ed. All parties shall have fair piny. The Editor promises without reserve, the strict est attention to the chastity of hi rol-n-mns; and sn far as practicable to render the publication exactly si a as every wor thy citizen will uke pleasure in introdu cing to the notice of his family ii frieuds. TERMS : The Citizen williie issued every Satur day morning, on a Cue super-rot a I ihevt. at $2 per annum in advance; or 3, if n paid w ithin three months fiom the date of the first To. received, &c. BENJAMIN Sir.HM. Ashborough, N. C 1337. ft ' ft I Mil Gig for Sale. THE subscriber has for sale a second b1 Gig and Harness, Wbich he will sell cheap asd on accom modating teims. Geo Howard Tarboro, 1837.