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SATUItD.W, JAN. 23, 183r.
The Legislature of this
Stale adjourned on Monday List,
after a session of G4 dy, said to
be the longest ever held. We
have been favored with a copy of
the Captions of the laws passed,
issued from the Star office.
Of the Laws passed by the Legis
lature of Jortk Carolina, at the
session of 1836-37.
I. An act to receive the propor
tion of the surplus revenue to
which the State of North Caro
lina is entitled under the act of
Congress to regulate the depos
ites of the public money. Pro
vides that it shall be received on
the terms proposed in the act of
Congress, and be deposited for
safe keeping in the present banks
of the State.
2. Concerning corporate bod
ies in this State. fProvides that
u rty years snail ne .ne i us o. ,
all charters, not specifically de- J
signaled. Charters to be forfeit-
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ed, when the corporations do not
avail themselves of the franchise
in two years.
3. Allowing public officers or
their deputies, to administer oaths
in certain cases.
4. To amend an act, to estab
lish a department for adjusting
and liquidating the public accounts
of this Stale, and for appointing
a Comptroller, and for other pur
pose?. Provides for the bien
nial election of Comptroller, and
continuing the term of service of
the late Comptroller until the first
5. To authorise courts of equity
to direct their clerks and masters
to execute titles for all property
sold under decrees of said courts.
6. Incorporating the Edeuton
and Norfolk Rail Road Compa-
7. Establishing Davie county.
Erects a new count out ot a part
of Row an, to be called Davie.
8. Incorporating the General
Mining and Manufacturing Asso
ciation. Capital 2o0,000 dol
lars. 9. Fixing the time for perfec
ting titles to land heretofore en
tered and paid for.
10. Concerning the Superior
Courts for the counties of Moore,
Montgomery and Anson. Ex
tends the provisions ofthe acts of
ISSOand 1831 for three years.
11. To amend an act of i 836,
for the more uniform and conven
ient administration of justice in
this State. Establishes the 7tU
Judicial district, to be composed
of the counties of Macon, Hay
wood, Yancy, Buncombe, Ruther
ford and Burke: the 6ih district
to be composed of the counties ol j
Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Lincoln, !
Iredell, Rowan, Surry, Wilkes and
Ashe. Also, fixes, the salary of
Superior Court Judges at 1,950,
subject to a deduction of $100 for
every court they fail lo attend
12. Concerning brokers. Im
poses a tax of twenty-five dollars
13. Authorising county courts
to settle disputed boundary lines
between counties. (Explains it
self. 14. Empowering county courts
to change names.
15. Concerning the public
printing of this State. Abolish
es ihe office of public printer, and
provides . that t'.ie Secretary of
State shall let out the printing, the
Acts for the Session, and the Jour
nals, each separately, to the 'ow
esi bidder; and shall, when prin
ted, employ a person lo distribute
the acts and journals.
16. To alter the time of hold
ing elections in the counties of
Halifax, Northampton and ..si:
Provides thai the election shall
be held on the same day in each
county, (viz: the first r riaav
17. To amend the charter ot
Cape Fear, Yadkin and Pedee
Western Kail Koad Company;
makes the capital $2,000,000, and
authorises the construction of a
road from Fayetteville above the
Narrows of the Yadkin, with two
branches from thence, one to
Wilkesborough, and the other
to intersect the Cincinnati and
IS. To amend an act, entitled
an act authorising the entering of;
the unsurveyed lands acquired by
treaty from the Cherokees, in the
years 1817 and 1S1 9, in the coun
ties o f Haywood and Macon.
Prohibits the entry of lands al
lotted to Indians.
19. To amend an act to incor
porate the Franklin Turnpike
Company. Provides for the fur-j
ther extension of the road. j
20. To lay off and construct a i
road from the town of Franklin,!
in Marou county, acros the Nan
lahala Mountain, to Valley River,
ami theme to the Georgia line.)
Appropriates nine thousand dol-1
lars for the work; and Governor
to appmot a commissioner 10 lo
cate and ?y off the road, who
shall have $3 per day.
21. To amend the several acts
ofthe General Assembly, prescrib
ing the time to pay for entries of
an(l in th;s gtate rKllenrU lhe
ljme of ymelll OII (nolieys due
n 83, f for
1833, 1834 and 1835, to Dec.
22. Declaring that the shares
of stock in incorporated compa
nies, shall be deemed and taken
as personal estate.
23. To amend the charter of
the Portsmouth and Roanoke Rail
24. To amend the charter of
the Louisville, Cincinnati and
Charleston Rail Road Company.
25. A bill, graining banking
privileges t: the stockholders of
the Louisville, Cincinnati and
Charleston Rail Road Company,
with a capital of $ 12,000,000.
26. Empowering the Halifax
and Welrfnn Rail Road Company,
to subscribe their stock to the
Wilmington and Raleigh Rail
27. Providing for the draining
of Matlamuskeet Lake. Appro
priates five thousand dollars for
2S. A bill, making an appro
priation for carrying on and com
pleting the capital of the Slate.
29t An act to increase the capi
tal stock ofthe Halifax and Wel
don Rail Road Company.
30. An act to prevent frauds
Cherokee Indians residing
in this Slate.
31. An act for the redemption
of script. !
32. An act lo aid the Internal j Tilman Vestal.
Improvement of this Slate- Pro-j 2 In favor of Simon Smithwick.
vides, that besides the funds here- 3 Directing the burning of trea
lofore set apart for Internal Im- sury notes.
provement, there shall be added; 4 In favor ofTurner &i Hughes,
and appropriated for that purpose, 5 In favor ofWm. D. Alexan
nil the surplus revenue received der.
; by this State from the Treasury of;
the U. States, under the last act:
of Congress lo regulate the depos-
j Hes ofthe public monev, after I
j deducting the sum of three hun-
j dred thousand dollars, which is to
i he devoted lo the redemption of
the public debts ofthe Stale; the;
sum ol three hundred thousand
dollars, which is to be paid for
stock subscribed in ihe Bank of
Cape Fear, and lhe portion which
is to be added to ihe Literarv
Fund, and lo be applied to drain
ing the swamp lands, according
to the provisions ofsundry acts of
the present General Assembly;
and provides further for subscrib
ing two-fifths of the stock ofthe
Beaufort and Fayetteville Rail
Road; the Fayetteville and Wes
tern Road, and the Wilmington
and Raleigh Road.
33. A bill, to amend an act,
entitled an net concerning the
v't'Lti .ii of Governor and mem
bers of ihe General Assembly.
34. A bill lo drain the swamp
.u of this Slate, and to create a
fund for common schools. Ap
propriates two hundred thousand
35. A bill to provide for the
redemption of the scrip issued by
the State, under the act of the
General Assembly, 3assed in the
vear 1835; and entitled an act to
stalments on the shares reseiveu
to the Stale in the capital Stock
ofthe Bank ofthe State of North
' . i
36. A bill to amend an act, en
titled an act to aid Internal Im
provements in this Slate, passed
at the present session. Provides
ihat 100,000 dollars "from the
fund set apart by the said act to
aid Internal Improvements, shall
be appropriated for defraying the
civil and contingent expenses of
5V7 A bill to alter the time of
holdins the Court of Pleas and
Quarter Sessions of the county of
38. A bill concerning the prin
ting ofthe Revised Code. Au
thorizes the printing ol"5000 cop
ips of the first volume and 1000
nf tlio iproinl volume. I
I. Making compensation, to the:
jurors of Ashe county.
2. Supplemental to an act ol
the present session, to Jay on the
county of Davie.
3. lucorpoiating the Milton
4. Emancipating Henry, Fan
ny and John, the slaves and chil
dren ofMiles Howard.
5. Restricting the term of Cum
berland Superior Court to one
6. To emancipate Isaac, a slave.
7. Incorporating the Salem
8. For the relief of John Tim
son, a native Cherokee Indian, and
family. Grants them the privi
leges of citizenship.
9. To authorize E. Pettigrew
lo build a bridge across Scupper-
courts of Ashe.
11. Incorporating the Rock
Fish Manufacturing Company.
12. Incorporating the town of
13. Concerning the county of
14. To repeal an act of 1853, ;
for the betler administration of j
justice in the county of Haywood, i
15. To change the site of the
cuui i injusc dim jai i ui ujuc.
16. To incorporate the town
17. A bill to incorporate the
Caldwell Institute, in the town of
18. A bill to authorise W. L.
Blount and others to erect a bridge
j across Great Contentney, near
j Washington's Ferry on said creek.
; 19. A bill for the betler regula
tion ofthe town of Fayetteville.
I In favor of
Larkin Cox and
6 Authorising the Governor to
draw for the payment of expenses
of Cherokee land sales, in favor
of James Harte.
7 Authorising the Public Trea
surer to receive lhe purchase mo
ney ofthe late sales ofthe Chero-
8 In favor of Samuel S. Gedney.
9 In favor of James Hart.
10 In favor of Mary Sloan.
11 In favor of John II. Hill.
12 In favor of Roanoke Navi
13 In favor of John Miller.
14 Directing the Public Trea
surer 10 receive in payment for
Cherokee lands, certain notes of
the banks of Virginia, Georgia
and South Carolina.
15 In favor of James C. Tur
rentine. 16 Concerning the office of
Public Treasurer. Continuing
Gen. Patterson in the office until
the end of the session of this Le
gislature. 17 To authorise "the Secretary
of State to deliver over to persons
entitled to them, old military laud
warrants, on which no grants have
IS In favor ofthe heirs at law
of James M'lntyre
19 In favor of William Merry.
20 In favor of Green Hill.
21 In favor of Edward Stanly.
22 Authorising the Governor
to make provision for receiving
the public revenue.
23 In favor of George Hoover.
24 In favor of Daniel Rayner.
25 In favor ofGeo. Williamson.
26 In favor of William Thomp
son. 27 In favor ofthe heirs of Fiti
28 In favor of the legal Repre
sentatives ofthe late George Mont
gomery. 29 In favor of Samuel F. Pat
terson. 30 A resolution in favor ofthe
31 A resolution in favor of the
32 A resolution in favor of the
33 A resolution in favor of
34 A resolution in favor of John
I and Thomas Webb.
od t resolution i niltci umg mc
postage of the Speakers ofthe
37 A resolution, instructing the
President and Directors of the
Literary Fund, to digest a plan
for common schools, and report
the same lo the next General As
sembly. 38 A resolution concerning
39 Appropriating $5000 to the
repair of the Government House
40 A resolution relative to the
Journals ofthe Convention.
University. Col. Andrew Joy
ner, of Halifax, was elected a
Trustee of the University, on
Tuesday last, rice P. W. Kitliell,
resigned. Hal. Reg.
In the Senate on the 16th inst.
the debate on the Expunging reso
lution having closed, the question
on its adoption was carried, yeas
24, nays 19, as follows:
Yeas Messrs. Benlon, Brown,
Buchanan, Dana, Ewiug, of Illi
K; f Aabama Limij Mori.js
Niclloag Niles p Kj
Ro5i Kuggles, Sevier,
TaiImad Ti pl01J Wa,
nois. Pulton, iiriinov. tiuooaro.
ker. Wall, Wriulit 24.
Nays Messrs; Bayard, Bl.uk,
Calhoun, Clay, Crittenden, Davis,
Evving of Ohio, Hendricks, Kent,
Knight, Moore, Priutiss, Preston,
Robbins, Southard, Swift, Toin
linson, Webster, White 19.
Ou motion of Mr. Benton, the
Resolution was then ordered to be
immediately carried into effect.
Accordingly, the Secretary of the
Senate, Mr. Dickens, brought the
Journal ol 1834 to the table, and
in the presence of ihe Senate, drew
black lines around the obnoxious
resolution of censure against Gen
eral Jackson, and wrote across its
face, "Expunged by order of lhe
Senate, this 16th day or January
1837." While this was doing,
several persons in lhe gallery
were heard to hiss. The Sergeant
at Arms was ordered lo bring the
offenders to the bar ofthe Senate;
he succeeded in capturing one, and
bringing him up; who was a fop
pish looking young man in whis
kers, said lo be a young lawyer
irom wuio. niier some discussion,!
he was ordered to be discharged,
Before leaving, the fellow desired
to address the Senate, but was
thrust out. Clay, Webster, Cal-
noun, and others, were excessively j
mortified, at the passage of the
Expunging Resolution, and quit:
the Chamber while the operation
was performing. The venerable
Chief of our Republic will now ',
"depart in peace" to the shades
of his belov ed Hermitage, ' fol-I
lowed by the gratitude of a nation ,
Of t reemeil. j
On lhe I9ih inst. a messarrp
was rPrpivP.I J,, .h. 5. r
... IIIV wviiqic, iiuiii
the (resident of the United States
iransmitting in compliance with
the resolution of lhe Senate of ihe
lGth inst. a translation of a letter
addressed to him by General San
ta Anna, dated the 4th July last,
and a copy of his reply to the
same, dated the lGth September
last, 'stating' thai this is the only
correspondence that has taken
place between this Governtnem
and any foreign Government on
the subject ofthe recognition o.
the independence of Texas. The
letter of General Santa Anna, al
ter stating that he has been taken
prisoner by the Texian General
Houston, and has' entered into a
convention with him for establish
in neace' between Texas and
Mexico, and the independence of
the former, adds as his belief that
Texas never can be subjugated
bv Mexico, and that it would not
be for the interest ofthe latter to
subdue her. He therefore prays
the interposition of the President
to aid in carrying the convention
into effect. 'I'ru; reply ofthe Pre
sident expresses the anxious wish
to see an end put to the scenes of
blood that have taken place in the
belligerent country, and the opin
ion ihat the best interest of both
countries would be promoted by
the establishment of peace be
tween them but declines an in
terference on the grounds that it
would be forbidden by the long
settled policy of this country, and
that the correspondence of the
Mexican Minister here expressly
declares that the acts of General
Santa Anna while a prisoner,
would not be recognized by
Affjrafew remarks, the Mes
sage and documents were laid on
the table & ordered to be printed.
Mr. Walker has introduced
a resolution acknowledging the
independence of Texas.
In the House of Representa
tives, Mr. Cambreleng from the
Committee ol Ways and Means,
has reported a Bill to reduce the
Tariff to a revenue standard. By
j this Bill ihe duties on all foreign
j imports winch now exceed 20 per
cent advalorem, are lo be gradu
ally reduced to that amount by
Septr. 1838, and the duties on
Coal and Salt are) to be entirely
removed by Septr. next.
Our Rail Road, which, owing
to the unfavourable season in
which it was commenced, crept ou
at first but slowly, and with in
fant strides, begins now to assume
the hardy features and sturdy pace
of sinewy manhood.
We understand that ere long,
the whole of the line from this
place to Waynesboro a distance
of 88 miles, will be located. Fifty-two
of these are under contract
for grading, and a considerable
portion of the timber for the su
perstructure engaged. The loca
tion for the Depot, Machine Shops,
Wharves, &ic, at this end, have
been decided upon, and contracts
about being entered into for ma
terials to coustruct ihe same.
The arrival of the new con
tractors, each with their fifty and
hundred CulTees to back them,
inspires us with confidence that
the work henceforward will go
boldly on, while our indefatigable
Engineer, with his laborious As
sistants, are pushing, each in their
respective spheres, lhe work which
belongs peculiarly to their re
spective offices. We are told, but
cannot vouch for it, that ten miles
of lhe Halifax eud is under con
tract. We should be pleased if this
were so, for it would be to us an
earnest that the Halifax and Wel-
don Company had agreed to
unite with us, a desideratum, we
think, devoutly to be coveted by
both parties. Wilmington Ado.
t m t
In this county, on Monday last,
Mrs. Louisa Long, wife of Mr!
James Long, and daughter of Rev!
benjamin Wilkinson for purposes therein
,,e same b'ff of record in
l'T 'l S'. er office fur the county of
i -"tumDe, I ne subscriber will otter at
l,ub,,c 8ale Monday. the 6th day of Feb
7 ury next, ai ihe r-su'euce ol said Uil-
Kinson.atl or as much of ihr proper y bolh
eal and prsotiHl of the said Wilkinson,
lle same consisting in part of
1bont 10 likily , 'ep:rocs.
As will be sufficient to satisfy the tern. (,f
James M. Redmond,
January 26ihf 1S37. Trustee.
EIG desirous of moving (l t .
west," are now ofiViin.r ,
Co-t their entire ' ;
Slock of Wevchitndht
IN ST AHTOHSBURG."
For cash, or on a credit till ihe firsj
of January wilh ioicii'st from u,e j ',
day of April.
Ail tho-e in arrears up to the DiS j
will please to take notice that punie;,)
particularly r quested ou or Lel"uit (i'
first day of April. "
On which they are now doing buMiiesj Cl
be bought ami possession given ,v,;
first of April. The advantageous ji
tion of this place for business is so ,
known they deem it unnecessary to giV(.
any further recommendation. There is,
Good store house, wan
house, gin house,
And afirt rate ccllon Screw on the pre.
ise, all of. which will be sold low nnl0l
accommodHtiug term lo any persouw
if to purchase sm:li a situation.
Stanionsbiiig, Jan. loth, 1S37.
IVorlh of Goods at Cosl ;
Wm. Burl & Son,
Selling Off at cost,
A large and handsome assortment ol"
FANCY A. YD STAPLE
A credit till the first day of January
be jriven, with interest Iron the firs.ltl.!
All those who have not settled I heir i
count for the year 1836, will please calk
do so on or before the first day of Arpil
And all appurtenances thereto attachd.
Jive for sale.
There is a large new two s'ory dwrllis;
and all other necessary bouses for tlierr
venience of n family on the promises, If
sides n large well arranged
Store house, ware house,
gin house and cotton scrm
As they intend moving to the et.tl(
will offer to any person a good bari
wbo niny wib to purchase.
Siautonsburg, .lan. 10, 1837.
THE subscriber wishes to purchase
.3 tight Jersey wagon,
Calculated for one horse. For such a f11"
a liberal price will be given.
Peter E. Uina.
Sparta, Jan 16. 1837. 3
Five Cents Reward-
MAN AWAY from the subscriber, '
Monday, the 16th inst. an imli ii"'w
apprentice to the saddlery badness, nam1
iZvnvrn fl Fn.tr.li
Aged alwut 19 years. The above re war',
but no thanks, will be given for his ajpr
(tension and delivery ia me. All pnon.
are cautioned against employing
prennce or hat boring or crediting
Tarborongb. Jan. 20. 1S37- 3
MANAWAV from the Subscriber, of
Sunday night, the 15th itiM. my
About 6 feet high, well made, 34 yr"
ol-l, and has a crooked knee occasion'
by a white swelling when a boy. He ft'
bably may be lurking in the nt'ishhoi I'0"'
of R. I), art's plantation where be M!
wife, or in the lower part of Halifax con1''
ty where be ha an extensive afq"''"1
anc . Th above rew-od will be paidf;1
hii apprehension, if delivered to in" "
Kdgeconibe comity, or confined in "1.v
jail so (hut I eel biui again. All pet;'"''
are cautioned against haiboiing en tai'V
itigoflTsa d negiu under penalty of the U
.Kd. . Moore
January IS, lSJtt. 3