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Iment of the bill, the Speaker vo- On motion oi Mr. Montgomery,
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JV. Carolina General Assembly. : ted in the negative, and, of course,
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the motion did not prevail.
Tuesday, J an. 16. Mr. Pickett
reported a bill limiting actions on
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of Franklin, presented the memo- judgments, bonds, and other seal-
rial ot onaries wortham ot War
ren county, praying that the State
will purchase of him the Patent
Right of his Combined Screw
Geer, and offering to take for the
same $0,300. Referred to a se
On motion of Mr. Sharpe, the
judiciary committee were instruc
ted to enquire into the expediency
of so amending the militia Taws,
that Field Officers after serving
three years, and Captains five
years, may be discharged from
Mr. Pickett roported a bill to
point out, and direct the maimer
in which the prosecuting officers
of the State shall in future be
paid also, a bill to prevent frauds
and perjuries in certain cases.
The Senate resolved itself into
a committee of the whole on the
bill to amend the emancipation
laws of this State; which, after be
ing amended, passed its second
' Friday, Jan. 12. Mr. Riddick
presented a resolution instructing
the Judiciary committee to en
quire into the expediency of mak
ing the laws relative to Usury
The bill to regulate the pav
mcnt of claims, against the seve
ral counties in this State, was on
motion of Mr. Forney, laid on the
table and ordered to be printed.
Saturday Jan. 13. Mr. Sea
well introduced a bill to locate the
several Judges of the Circuit
Courts of this State. Provides
that Judge Daniel shall ride the
first circuit, Judge Donnell the
second, Judge Ruffin the third,
Judge Norwood the fourth, Judge
Strange the fifth, and Judge Mar
tin the sixth. Provides further,
that in any case which comes on
for trial, where the presiding
Judge has been concerned as at
torney, the cause may be removed.
Monday, Jan. 15. :Mr. Mat
thews presented the petition of
Rebecca Ruffin, of Halifax county,
praying for the passage of a law
to secure to her such property as
she may hereafter acquire.
Mr. M'Kay presented a bill to
unite the office of the Clerk and
Master in Equity to the office of
Clerk ot the Superior Court al
so, a bill to prohibit the use of spir
ituous liquors at company musters.
Mr. Ward presented a resolu
tion instructing the committee on
the patrol laws to enquire into the
expediency of passing a law, de
claring all runaway slaves who
carry arms, outlawed, and to pre
vent masters from running off their
slaves when guilty of felony.
The Senate resolved itself into
a committee of the whole, Mr.
Speight of Greene, in the chair, on
the bill to point out and direct the
manner in which, the prosecuting
officers of this Stale shall in future
be paid; and, aftdr some time
spent thprein, the Committee rose
and reported i!ie bill without
Edgecombe, yloved for the indefi
nite postponement of the bill.
There bei4 29 in favor of, and
C?B again the indefinite postpone-
ed instruments, and the equity of
redemption on mortgages.
The Senate resolved itself into
a committee of the whole, on the
bill to prevent free persons of co
lor from migrating into this State,
and for the good government of
such persons as are resident there
in. The committee had been in
session but a short time, when
Mr. Yancy moved that the com
mittee rise, report progress, and
obtain leave to sit again. He re
marked, that it had just been com
municated to him, and was proba
bly not known to the members
generally, that a severe affliction
had befallen the presiding Officer
of the House of Commons. It
was but a proper testimony of re
spect that the Senate should ad-
journ. l lie committee rose, and,
on motion of Mr. Wilson, of
structed to inquire into the pro
priety of distributing the public
arms among the volunteer corps
of the State.
Monday, Jan. 15. Mr. Dick
inson nrrnnted the DCtitioil of
Turner House, of Halifax county,
praying to be divorced from his
Mr. Morehead presented a bill
to advance the administration of
justice in Courts of Equity, and to
establish Courts tor that purpose.
Mr. Alford presented a bill to
amend an act passed in 1741, for
establishing & maintaining Court
Houses, &c. and prescribing rules
to each county prison for debtors.
This bill proposes to extend the
rules to the limits of each county.
The bill supplemental to an act
concerning persons dying intestate
and the bill concerning the Su
preine Court were rejected on their
Tuesday, Jan. 16. Mr. Alford
nresented a bill to alter the act of
Edgecombe,theSenate adjourned, j 1 H, tor restraining the taking of
On motion of Mr. Morehead,
tne House resolved useit into a
committee of the whole, Mi
noho in the Chair, on the bill
Wednesday, Jan. 17. ...The bill
to prevent free persons of color
from migrating into this State,
passed its second reading. ...yeas
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Wednesday, Jan. 10
to grant a quantity oflanc t"u;
State of Illinois, for the r tl
oi aioing in opening a Can" i
connect the waters of IiJirjQl :
er with those of Lake Micljif
was read a second time.
On Thursday, Mr. li0lmo,
ported a bill to reduce the '
certain specified articles.
On motion, the committee
nance vyere instructed to
into the expediency of redu'r
the balance of two million!;
thorized to be kept into the
sury, under the "act to provided
the redemption of the p!'
Debt," to one million: and of in
expediency of applying the
thus released, to the payment
the debt due the Commissioner''
of the Sinking Fund, until tr
same shall be extinguished.
On Friday, Mr. Ilayne renort.
ed a bill to provide for the i,,,
increase of the Navy, appmj?
ting 500,000 annually.
On Monday, the bill in
j)0ingthe salary of the Postmaster'
II t0 General to $6,000 per annum,
Mr. Boddie presented the peri-, advance the administration of Jus- reml a third time and passed-
sundry inhabitants of tice in Courts of Equity, and to Yc a, nays 10. In our next. n&.
win give tne remarks
Johnston, Wavne, Edgecombe,
and Nash counties, praying that a
new county may be erected, to be
made from the corners of the'of the Judicial Districts to be held
above four counties. Referred to
the committee of Propositions and
norsE or commons.
Thursday, Jan. 11. Mr. St.
Clair presented a bill to regulate
the fees of the Attorney and Soli
citor General, and Solicitors.
The House resolved itself into
a committee of the whole, on the
bill to alter the time of holding
the General Assembly; and, after
some time spent therein, the com
mittee rose and reported the said
bill with an amendment; which re
port was concurred in yeas 05,
nays and the bill passed its
second reading. Enacts that the
General Assembly shall hereafter
convene on the second Monday in
Friday, Jan. 12. Mr. Fisher
presented a bill for the further re
lief of honest debtors.
On motion of Mr. Carson, the
committee of Finance were in
structed tOvinquire into the expe
diency of so amending the reve
nue law, as to make the tax on
stores more equal in its provisions.
Mr. Patterson presented the pe
tition ot sundry inhabitants of
Northampton county, praying that
the persons named therein be au
thorised to purchase a certain
establish Courts for that nurnose. I)CP we will
rIMm hill vnj nvil Tit Mi-Mnncoo tr Mr. Branch in favor of thu
establish a Court ofEouitv.in ennh nnd of Mr. Randolph, against it.l
f the Judicial Districts to be held u Wednesday and Thuuhl
by the. Judges of the Supreme 11,0 Senate were principally occu
Court, one of-the Judges holding PlC(i in considering the Bankrupt
each Court. bill.
Mr. Morehead had spoken at n Friday, a joint resolution
considerable length in favor of the was introduced, appropriating
bill, and on motion of Mr. W. W. 10,000 to the indigent sufferers
Jones, and Mr. Martin, who sta- xo mte m"c m Alexandria, to
ted there was no need of any addi- Put u tnc hands of the mayor of
tional Court in either of their dis- tnat cry fr distribution.
tricts, the Wilmington and Eden- "
ton districts, were stricken out of house qf uepkksextatives.
the bill; when Mr. Stanly, (the Wednesday, Jan. 10. Mr.Mal
Speaker) rose and moved to strike lary, from the committee on man
out the 2d section of the bill in ufactures, to which had been re
order to try the principle, and ferred petitions from various pans
commenced a Speech in opposi- of the United States, upon the
tion to the bill; but he had pro- subject of Woolen manufactures,
eecded InU a few minutes, when reported "a bill for the alteration
his voice failed him. He asked of the Acts imposing duties on
for water, and after drinking a lit-1 imports."
tie attempted to proceed: but he! Qn Thursday, the engrossed
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had uttered but two or three sen- bill making appropriations for the
tences before he said, 'miy voice payment of Revolutionary and otli
lails me, from some cause, I can- er Pensions for the year 13-!,
noi proceed. a motion was im
mediately made for the Commit
tee to rise. It rose, and Mr. S.
with difficulty reached the Speak
er's Chair, and was scarcely able
to receive and announce the Re
port of the Chairman of the Com
mittee of the whole. An adjourn
ment immediately took place, and
Mr. S. was assisted out of the
house. The cause of his sudden
illness was a naralvri nttiiMr l;i,
quantity of land, on which thejufibctcd his powers of Speech, and
nilhlir. hlllhhnrra nf canl l.i..r i f i , , 9 4
puunc uuuaings ot said county
stands, and to lay out a town.
The bill to authorise the Coun
ty Courts to permit gates to be
erected across public roads, and
to impose a tax thereon, was
amended & read the second time.
Saturday, Jan. 13. -Mr. Swain
presented a bill to oreseribfi tlm
Wilson, of mode of legitimating bastard chil
dren and altering their names.
Mr. JMshcr presented a bill tn
change the form of proceedings in
actions of ejectment.
one whole side of his bodv.
Wednesday, Jan. 17. The II.
met agreeably to adjournment!
The members were called to or
der by the Clerk, who stated, that
as the sickness of the Speaker
continued, and he was unable to
attend the House, it became ne
cessary to appoint a Speaker, pro
tern. On motion, Mr. James Ire
phll was unanimously elected
Speaker, and was accordingly con-
..... iV, viimr anu, on
I motion, the House adjourned.
On Friday, the committee on
Naval affairs were instructed to
inquire into the expediency oir0"
viding, by law, for the more effec
tual preservation of the live oak
timber on the public lands; and
further, to inquire into the expe
diency of forming plantations tor
the rearing of live oak for the tn
ture supply of that timber for the
Navy of the United States.
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principally occupied with the
for the relief of the survivors
tllfi Rpvnhltinnmv nrmv. lint Oth"
erwise provided for.
On Monday, a communicant
was received from the President,
relative to the impressment oi A
merican seamen byBritish vessels-
On Tuesday, a message was re
ceived from the President, trans
mitting a copy of a Convention
between the '.United States ami
Great Britain, signed on the l1
of November last at London? wf