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SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 1638.
Edgecombe county. Louis D. Wilson,
no opposition, Senate. Robert Bryan
and William S. Raker, Commons. VVil
liam ) Petwny, no opposition, Sheriff
Stale of the Pull: Senate Wilson, 361.
C -j m mens Bryan 611, B.iker 593, James
Gorge 343. Shenfl Petway, 8 1 4 For
(nVPNlnr flrnnli ift7 rii!-M; I
and to establish H.o Territorial Government j
To continue the corporate existence of
the banks in the District of Columbia.
To authorize the Secretary of the Trea
sury to correct a mistake in relation to the
payment of money into the Treasury, a
wartled to Fortesqie VVhiille, surviving
partner of the firm of Conway and Fortes
que Whittle, under the Lite treaty with
To grant a quantity of land to the Ter
ritory of Wisconsin for the purpose of aid
ing in opening a canal to connect the waters
of Lake Michigan with those of Rock river.
To provide for the better security of the
lives of passengers on steamboats.
To remit the duties upon certain goods
destroyed by fire at the late conflagration
t in thecitv ol iNew York.
.-Alfred Moye, no opposition, S.( To restrain the circulation of small notes
John L. Foreman and John C. Gorham,C
Benjunin A!. Selby, no opposition, Shff
State of the Poll: Senate Moye 343.
Marshall Dickinson, not n candidate, 210
Commons Foreman 633, Gorham 611,
Macon Moye 591, John Spiers 587. She
riff Selby 9S9 For Governor Dudley
637, Branch 275
Beaufort. J. O K. Williams, no oppo
sition, S: (Beaufort and Hyde.) Willie A.
Blount and John M'Williams, C. Allen
Grist, ShJF. State of the Poll: Commons
as a currency in the District of Columbia,
ind for other purposes.
To increase the present military estab
lishment of the United States, and for other
To increase the present military estab
lishment of the United States, and for other
Granting half pay to certain widows.
To establish a Criminal Court in the
District of Columbia.
To confirm certain entries of public
Branch. It was this impression that not
only made our citizens generally indiffer
ent as to the result, but also in no slight de
gree neutralized the votes given.
KTAs reports prejudicial to this place
may obtain, in consequence of a sudden
death which occurred in the Editor's family
on Tuesday last, as may be seen under our
obituary head, we deem it proper to state,
that Tarborough has never been more heal
thy thus far in the summer season, than it
is at present.
Bl .unt 637, M'Williams 481, F. B Sutter- lan(ls' PcrmUtC(J to be made by the Regis
thwaite 413, Henry Toole 311 S B ters and Receivers of land districts, under
Marsh 121. Sheriff-Grist 733, Langley ' belief that the tract had been offered at
Respess 4S6. For Governor-Dudley I)U!lcsa,c- . . .
7G8 Branch 217 prevent the issuing and circulation of
' " ' ' the bills, notes, and other securities of cor-
KTosoon as complete returns are r poralions created by acts of Congress which
ceived, wc shall publish a List of the mem- have expired.
hers elect, together with the political chan- To cr,courage the introduction and pro
ges that may have occurred. In Pitt, it Zf
will be seen, Messrs. Moye and Spiers, late To grant to Cherokee county, Alabama,
Republican members, have been defeated the tract of land on which the scat of justice
by Messrs. Foreman and Gorham, Whigs. ofrs?"ld county has been located.
j To change the time of holding the Uni-
n-v . r - , ted States Circuit Court in the District of
ILS W c infer from the Election returns Maryland.
thus far received, that the impression' To authorize the sale of certain bonds
abroad in relation to the election for G over- belonging to the United States,
nor among the Democratic Republicans is atorizc vessels bound for the ports
similar to that in this county, i. e. that ?,f Icxico and prevented from completing
Prt,. n n r i i. l,;eir voyages, in consequence of the exist-
Governor Dudley is fanher committed ,n ing blockade of those ports, to enter and
favor of the "men & measures," for which store their cargoes in the ports of the Uni-
mey are contending, than the lion. John tea Mates.
To repeal, in part, the act entitled "An
act to provide for the safe-keeping of the
acts, records, and seal of the United States
and for other purposes."
To extend the charter of the Bank of Al
exanllia, in the city of Alexandria.
To author 1ZC tllC isSllimr of riirnta Irw
I the last bona fide transferrin rf ro..n
tions under the treaty between the United
States and the Creek tribe of Indians, which
was concluded on the 24 th of March, 183 J.
Exempting from duty the coal which
may be on board of steamboats or vessels
propelled by steam on their arrival at any
port in the United States.
To grant pre-emntion rights to sotllcrs
on the public lands.
To ascertain and designate the boundary
line between the States of Michigan ami
the Territory of Wisconsin.
To authorize the President of the United
States to cause the public vessels to cruise
upon the coast in the winter season, and to
relieve distressed navigators.
To create the office of surveyor of pub
lic lands in Wisconsin terriiorv.
Authorizing the appointment of persons
to test the useful
prove and render safe the boilers of steam
engines against explosions.
i o authorize the President of the United
States to cause the Soutl
of the territory of Wisconsin to be ascer
tained and marked.
Making appropriation for the removal of
the great raft of Red river.
To continue in force the act for the pay
ment of horses and other property lost in
the military service of the United States.
Making appropriations for building light
boats, beacon,lights, buoys, and making
surveys for the year 1S3S.
T ?Tnd an actaut,1o"'zngthe Secreta
ry ot War to establish a pension agency
in the town of Decatur, in the State of Al
abama, and provide for the payment of cer
tain pensioners in the said town of Decatur.
To modify the lat clause of the fifth sec
tion of the deposite act ohlie 23d of June,
act to increase the present military estab
lishment of the United Stales, and for other
purposes;" approved juiy 1333.
Supplementary 10 me act entitled "An
act authorizing the appointment of persons
to test the usefulness ol inventions to im
prove and render safe the boilers 'of steam
engines againsi explosions; approved
June 28, 1838.
Authorizing the printing of the Madison
Making appropriations for certain forti
ficationsof the United States lor the year
Making appropriations for the current
and contingent expenses ol the Indian De
partment, and for the fulfilling of treaty
stipulations with the vaiious Indian tribes
for the year 183S.
To provide for certain harbors, and for
the removal of obstructions in and at the
mouths of certain rivers, and for other pur
poses, during the year 1S3S.
To provide for the support of the Mili
tary Academy of the United States for
IS38, and for other purposes.
To provide lor paying certain pensions
at 1 uscaloosa, in the State ol Alabama.
To confirm the act of the Legislative
Council ol Florida, incorporating the Flo
rida Peninsula Kail Road and Steamboat
Company, and granting the right of way to
said Company through the public lands, and
lor other purposes.
To establish a new judicial district in the
territory ol r londa.
Making appropriation for the compila
lion of the laws of Florida.
To increase and regulate the terms of the
Circuit and District Courtsof the Northern
District ift the State of New York.
To re-organize the Legislative Counci
of Florida, and for other purposes.
MaUing appropriations for certain roads
in the territory ol I iorida.
To exiemi the time for locating Virgin
ia Mlliiarv Land Warrants, and returning
surveys thereon lo the General Land Ol
lo establish certain post routes and to
To provide for the settlement of the
claim of the State ol New York lortheser
vices of her militia.
Epln the "Division Orders" for a Ge
neral Review, recently issued by Maj. Gen.
Hawkins, we find the following :
The 21st Regiment at Bridges' in Edge
combe, on Friday the 2Slh; the 20th Regi
ment in Tarboro' on Saturday, the 29th
CyThe Wilmington Advertiser states
that the Bank of Cape Fear resumed spe
cie payments on the 2Gth ult.
LIST OF ACTS
Passed at the second Session of the twenty-fifth
Congress, begun on the first
Monday in December 1S37, and end
ed on the ninth day of July 1S38.
To change the times of holding the Cir
cuit Courts of the United States in the 7th
To amend an act entitled "An act for the
appointment of commissioners to adiust the
claims to reservations of land under the
14th article of the treaty of 1S30 with the
To prevent the abatement of suits and
sctions now pending, in which the late
liank ol the United Stales may be a party.
To abolish the Circuit Court of Hnnis-
ville, in the State of Alabama, and for other
To divide the Territory of Wisconsin,
Wc are authorized to say, that. Judge Sunday the 5th; at Gum Swamn
day the 6lh; at Great Swamp T
the 7h; at Greenville on Ve(i.1PJ,es'!l
Strange has no idea of resigning his seat in
the Senate; anu nas authorized no one iu
make the assertion that he intended to re-
Assessment Lam. The salutary effect?
of ibis law are visible in the returns Irom
several counties. We have not the table
before us, lo enable us to give the exact
amount of the annual decrease, which lias
taken plate in successive year but it is a
well known fact, that not only the amount
but the number of atris grew less Irom
year lo year; and thus, w bile the honest
citizen paid his lair quota ol the public
burdens, ihe less conscientious got oil w ill
a smaller amount than w as just and equal
When these matters are considered, tin
new assessment law must meet with gene
ral approbation. In fact, we do not set
how any honest man or patriotic mizeii
can object to it. lialeigh Standard.
Murder. A free iwgro, named Webb
was shot in the neighborhood of Josepl
Sculls, Brunswick county, on Tuesday
last. Webb was at work iu a cornfield ai
ihe lime he received the fatal wound.
white man by the name of Alford ha
been arrested upon suspicion ind commit
led lo ihe couutyjail
A Monstcr.-. negro git I, aged out
eiiit or nine years, who had been hired
lor ihe curreni year to a man by the name
ol Macon, of illiamsbnrn', in this coun
ty, was discovered lo have marks of vio
leuce on her person, attended by circum
stances of a most revolting character. The
girl had been intimidated into silence by
the fiendish perpetrator of the deed, unii
she was no longer able to conceal her situ
aiiau. We are informed that she accuses
Macon, the man with whom she live?, who
has a wife and children, wiih ihe crime
Macon ran off on Sunday night.
In this place, on Tuesday mom; .
in the ISth year of her ao ;:
rine Ihnrston. 1 he r ppp:,i . "i:
rest early on Monda) evenin
in the. enjoyment of full heahV V
complaining of a slight hea&ipU
was attributed to rather a ft( "f
and exposure to the sun in a walk ou
tlay evening aoout iu o'clock sl,ewr
ken with the cramp colic, wns f 5
speechless and senseless, and altho j
drcal aid was immediately called
continued so for about five hours ' ?
breathed her last. nS;:
"Like the dew on the mountain,
Like the foam on the river, '
Like the bubble on the fountain
She is gone and forever' '
The following obituary notice u- .
received in time for our last paper.
Died, in this county, on MomW
23d tilt, in the 75th year of hjsaJ
Benjamin Coffied. He had lingered S
some lime with a disease termed droisv
the chest, which finally terminated '
earthly career. The deceased was a
dier of the Revolution, having in early l
voluntarily entered into the service of hi
country. He had been for many yearsL
exemplary member of the IJapiist cliurci
and died as he had lived a firm believer 1'
the truth of the Christian religion. Hewn
Ir f.il Ur.. .C .k:i I r "'
iijw laim i Ui SJCU CIJIKII eil, IOUT SOPS ly
three daughters, and outlived Ihem all; ha
daughters married and each left n Ja
...u:;i ii .i .. . . y,wm
vMiu-nure au inai.are now living. Hevvss
a man of irreproachable character, beloved
and respected in life and lamented in der'i
by all who knew him. Com.
?titt8 umtrt, "
At Tarboroutri and jew York.
Supplementary to the act entitled "An
OFFICIAL STATEMEN7 of the Polls in the different Districts in Edge
combe County, at the Election held on Thursday, 26th July, 183S.
ror uovcrnor. senate. Commons.
Dudley. Wilson. Bryan. Baker. George. Peticav
i4 5 14 23 20 28
30 H 54 19 2 55
21 55 76 70 43 109
1 26 44 IS o 46
0 13 S 8 15 21
23 36 75 57 39 89
2 34 33 19 20 51
8 15 37 25 18 41
6 15 26 52 40 60
2 33 55 C4 8 63
V 22 23 I3 20 30
1 19 27 32 23 39
; 24 6 43 40 39
I 17 28 7 16
12 2d 43 51 19 56
l " 34 32 14 32
I 34 34 13 34
165 3(Jl 611 7o3 "343 "Il4
.Mutes lor the Western District of Virginia,
uirected b law lo be held iu Richmond.
To restore circuit jurisdiction to the Dis
trict Courts of the V extern DUiricl of Vir
ginia. Making an appropriation for the protec
tion of the Northern frontier of the United
To require the Judge of the District
Court of East and West Tennessee to hold
a court at Jackson, in said State.
To secure the payment of certain com
missioners on doty bonds to the Collectors
of the Customs.
Making a partial appropriation for the
suppression of Indian hostilities for 183S.
Supplementary lo an act entitled 4 n
act iu addition lo the act for the punish
ment ol certain crimes against the United
States, and to repeal the acts therein men
tioned' approved 20th April, 118.
To direct the transfer of money remain
ing unclaimed by certain pensioners, and
authorizing the payment of the same at the
Treasury ul the United Slates.
Making appropriations for preventing
and oppressing Indian hostilities for Ihe
year 1SJS, and for arrearages for the year
To carry into effect an act approved the
12lh day of Octoher last, To authorize
the issuing of Treasury noles."
Making an appropriation for completing
the public buildings in Wisconsin.
Making an appropriation for Ihe support
of the Army for 183.
In relation to the Urphan's Court of the
county of Alexandria, in the District of Co
lumbia. 'To extend the charter of the Union
Bank of Georgetown, in the District of Co
lumbia. Resolution in favor of the authorities of
the city of Savannah, in Georgia.
Resolution authorizing tue Commission
er of l'ublic Buildings to remove the walls
of the burnt post ollice building.
Making appropriations for the civil anrl
diplomatic expenses of Government for
Making appropriations for the naval ser
vice tor la38.
Making appropriations for Revolution
ary and other pensioners of the United
States for the year 1838.
To continue in force an act therein men
tioned relatinglo the port of Baltimore.
To provide for the payment of the an
nuities which will become due and nnvahl
to the Great and Little Usages in the vear
ami lorotner purposes.
To repeal certain provisoes of "An act
to alter and amend the several acts impo
sing duties on imports," approved the 14th
To amend the act forquieting possessions,
enrolling conveyances, and securing the
estates of purchasers within the District of
Columbia, passed May 31, 1832,
Judge Strange. We see it itated in
several of the Federal papers in our State
that this gentleman h as resolvprl tn rnci.m
his seat in the Senate of the-United. States.
A high-handed game The Banks in
Mississippi, alter having bought up nearly
uu niu lyuuuo 111 mt; jiaic. wiui uiPir iitp
To authorize the sale of certain public deemable nancr. have crone Innrplv inin tin
lands of the United States near the Wabash ! purchase of Provisions. Flour, bacon,
and Erie canal, in Ohio. I mal, and many other of the actual nccessa-
To change the lime of holding the Springjries of life, they have already rendered
Term of inc Circuit Court of ihe United j scarce and difficult for the poorer classes to
Slates lor the Cistern Di.Mrict ol Virginia, I obtain, by carrying on that system of mo-
anil 01 the Uistnct Court of the United ! nonolv and extortion which tl
long practiced and which now renders them
so odious to a great majority of the people.
About Ibis time last year, Flour in this
place rose to nearly S20 per bbl., and all
other provisions to a corresponding rate.
This rise was doubtless caused in some de
gree by similar means, obtained throughthe
facilities which Banks often afford for such
operations. And thus it ever will be, so
long cs these institutions are allowed to go
on flooding the country with their irre
deemable issues, loaning their paper almost
exclusively to those engaged in speculation,
and receiving the confidence and credit of
the Government to sustain them.
Montgomery Ala.) Adv.
Suieide Itj the l:x.an Miuisttr. We
learn from 11. e Lexington (K .) lmeiligen
erf ihe 17ih ult. that Peter W. Grayson,
iCq ofTex:i. committed suicide at Bean
Slaiiun, a few days before, by shootii g
iiimsell "with a pistol, thrnt-gh ihe head.
.Mr. Grayson was on his way from Texas
in Washington City, having received and
a ppted from the Government of Texas,
ihr appointment of Minister Plenipotentia
ry to use Government ol the United Slates.
Iheart.it is said, was rornmilted with
mnrh d liberation. Mr. G. was n native
ol IveuttM k v.
Salt,T I. -Turpentine,
ISO 275 2;5
125 1C5 U
55 30 33
From Europe. The British steam
ship Koyal ilham, arrived at New York,
mings Liverpool papers lo the 5th. ult.
The markets conlinued without any mate
Of general news, there is not much, not-
wiinstanding ihe advices are twenty days
ldici man oeiore received.
The coronation of Queen Victoria look
jjiauc vu wiu -com 01 jnne. it was a most
splendid exhibition of aristocratic extrava
gancc and pomp.
1 here was an attempt at revolution in
Portugal on the 14th of June, but without
An important victory has been obtained
oy ihe Queen's troops, over the Carlists in
Spain. The account says: "The Carlists
lost ct the battle of Penacerrada on 23,1
300 killed, 800 prisoners, and four nieces
rtf : n rpi. ti i . .
Ul me arust column with
which Guergue advanced to the assistance
of the besieged, consisted of 11 battalions
and five squadrons of cavalry. The affair
was deeded by a charge of four squadrons
ot hussars led on by Espartero.
Petersburg Market, July 31. Cotton
9 to II cts Flour,$7 50io9 00 Corn,
(wholesale.) 3 75 to 4 00 Bacon, (Hog
Kound,) II io 11 cts, Int. .
Washington Market, July 31. Turpen
tine, new dip, $2,95; Old $1,90; Scrape,
Tar, $1 80. Whig.
(r7!der George W. Carroman by ap
pointment is expected to preach at Cross
Koads on Friday. Aucust the 3d? at T.r
boro'on Saturday the 4U; al Conetoe on
njlHE Trustees of this Institution f.el
-H" much pleasure in informing the pubiis
that they have (through the agency of "Ti e
American Association for the snppiy
Teachers," established in the city of F
ladelphia,) engaged the services of
Jflr. JDavid Robertson,
As Superintendent of the Male Depart
ment; and that he is now engaged in per
lormiug the duties of that station.
Mr. Robertson comes commenced to
their confidence in a very satisfactory N1!
ncr, "for moral and literary character. ;.nd
lor talents that will recommend him as on
accomplished instructor. " He Las up
wards of four years' experience in ic-ach-
ing; and has been connected, as an Infrac
tor, with two very popular institutions
With respect to Mr. R.'s past svccui
and popularity as a 1 eacher, wc here po
lish the loHowinjr certificate, civen to
by the Trustees of the A I ba ny A catlcrr.;,
Albany, New York, viz:
"Mr. D. F. Robertson, the bearer cf
"this, has been tutor in the Albany Acailc
"my for the last sixteen months. lie was
"appointed to that place on the strength o.
"recommendations from his n alive country
"(Scotland;) from individuals in Vir'J(
"where he had been a private teacher; fb
"from the other Academy in this city.
"(Albany.) Mr. Robertson has provcu
"himself able and faithful in his duties, as
siduous and kind lo the youth under
"care, and we believe he will merit the cert
"fidence and approbation of his future p'
"rons. His moral character is unimpwfh'
"able, and he leaves the Albany Academy,
"of which we are Trustees, on his own re
signation, having obtained what he con
siders a preferable situation.
"J. R. CAMPBELL,
"D. R. BECK,
"FOS. B. SPRAGUE.
"Albany, April, 1S38."
The Trustees feel pleasure in offering
Parents and Guardians, thn hpnpfits of tc:r
Institution, under the superintendence of a
gentleman thus qualified.
The prices of Tuition remain as hereto
fore: and board can be obtained in respec
table families at the common prices.
fy order ol the lioard,
THO. B. LITTLEJOHN, Prest
Jas. M. Wiggins, Sect'y.
July 26, 1838.