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FOR TIIE FREE PRESS.
srai. I lavc recently discovered a
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publication in tho v ree Press,
suggesting the propriety of pass
ing a law extending a stay of exe
cution two vnnrs in r.lsrs whnrn
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specie is demanded in payment of I any gift, gratuity, reward, or pre-
aeois; in tne circle ot
I tract worse! .1 hardly can believe'
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it. 15ut tnere are otner laws, iei
low citizens, within the State
which are worthy of some notice
as well as the Constitution; one of
which reads thus: Any person
elected a member .of the General
Assembly, who shall by himself or
any other person, directly or indi
rectly give or cause to be given
in the circle ot mv ac
quaintance there appears to be a
large majority of the people in fa
vor of the measure, while some
few doubt its constitutionality.
To satisfy myself on the subject,
I have carefully examined our
Uill of Rights, the State Constitu
tion, and that of the United States,
and can find no item that stands
opposed to such a measure: (hold,
says a wise legislator,) read the
sent whatsoever, or give or cause
to be given by himself or any oth
er person, any treat or entertain
ment of meat or drink at any pub
lic meeting or collection of peo
ple, to anv person or persons
whatsoever, for his or their vote,
or to influence him or them in his
election, shall be exnelled from
his seat in the General Assembly;
and if on the day of election, shall
forfeit 100. But. savs one. if we
FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 1828.
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tenth section of the first article of do violate the law, as the people
the Constitution of the U. States:
No. State shall coin money, emit
bills of credit, make any thing but
gold and silver coin a tender in
payment of debts, or pass any
law impairing the obligation of'
Contracts and to extend a stay
of execution two years, would be
virtually making bank notes a
lawful tender, or would certainlv
be impairing the obligation of
contracts. JLet us examine it
sometime anterior to establishing
the State Bank of North-Carolina,
we had a paper currency
among us which was made a law
ful tender by an act of the Legis
lature. I do not recollect of ever
hearing their constitutional right
disputed; it was a useful money
within the State; it would pay the
farmer's debts and save his prop
erty from being swept away by a
specie sale but it did not suit our
traders abroad so well as bank
notes, they would rather have
them than the paper currency or
the farmer's produce to pay their
northern debts, though they pass
at ten per cent, discount; in con
sequence of which the State Bank
was established, and our lawful
tender redeemed by that institu
tion, their notes becoming a sub
ctitute for our currency. Well,
so long as those notes were re
ceived as a substitute in discharge
of debts the people were satisfied;
but of late thev are refused in
payment, and specie is demanded;
and surely the people have a right
under such circumstances, to ex
pect legislative aid. We do not
request our Legislature to coin
money, emit bills of credit, or
make us a lawful tender; but sim
ply to grant a stay of execution in
certain cases, to enable the hon
est farmer to pay his debts and
bear the vast discount between
the money of this State and that
of the United States, and save his
property from being swept away
at specie sales by ambitious cre
ditors. And will any man Hay
that such a law would violate the
Constitution! Let us examine the
second item, (to wit:) impair the
obligation of contractH the word
impair signifies to injure or make
worse, and will any man in his
right mind say that by extending
a stay of execution, the debt bear
ing six per cent, interest, with the
addition of seven nor mnt. dis
count between the paper of this
participate in the treat, surely they
ought to excuse us; and further,
as the practice is so prevalent in
the State, if we were not to pur
sue it, we should render ourselves
unpopular and have to stay at
home take heed that you do not
render yourselves unpopular by
neglecting that which will be of
far more importance to nine
tenths of your constituents than a
treat. For surely, if the Legisla
ture has a right under the Consti
tution to make a law to stay exe
cution four or six months, thev
could by same right grant stays of
twelve or eighteen months, or sus-
pend payment for the relief of op
pressed citizens two years, as has
been done some years past, by
giving new and additional securi
ty to secure the debt so that it
cannot be unconstitutional, but
like a further stay of execution, all
of which is only an infringement
upon individual right, to keep one
citizen from too much oppressing
another for the general good".
And he that now thinlvPth hn
(jyrhis number closes the fourth
volume of the Free Press, the second
since its location in Tarborough. At
the conclusion of the last volume we ex
pressed a hope, that we should be ena
bled on commencing the fifth volume,
to nresent the Free Press to its natrons
in an enlarged and improved form; but
we regret to state, that the "signs of the
times,, in our necuniarv horizon indi
cate very plainly, that an increase of ex
penditure in any business would be very
imprudent at the present time, especial
ly where an adequate return is merely
problematical. Our expences at present
arc as much as we conveniently can
manage, and the prospect is not suffi
ciently encouraging to justify their
increase. We are desirous to im
prove our paper, and will embrace the
first favorable opportunity for so doing
that presents itself; until then we must
beg the indulgence of its patrons. It
will be recollected, that there is no ne
cessity for a new subscription on the
366, Willie Pridgcn 313, JeSse Bat
tie 307, Commons al"
Granville. Thomas Hunt,Jr wjlh
out opposition, S. Robert Potr
James Wyche, C. State of the Pnii
Potter 1091, Wyche 523, John Gl
gow 42G, J. C. Taylor 390, Robert Jen
kins 94. It is said that Mr. Potter V
the author of the Granville resolutio
relative to the Banks, and that he
elected expressly on the ground of nS
hostility to the Banks, and of his ptedS
to bring them to the notice of the if
rry.On Saturday last, an inqilen
was held in this county on the body of
John Abrams, who died the preceding
day: the jury returned a verdict that he
came to his death by blows inflicted ou
him by David Hattaway, of Halifax
county, on the preceding Saturday i,
the town of Tarborough. Adams and
Hattaway were in town on that fla,rn.i
got into a fight, in which the former wis
severely bruised. Hattaway is under
recognizance to appear at the ensuin
Superior Court. 0
Louisiana. The Administration pa.
pcrs are highly elated at the result of the
recent elections in Louisiana, and somo
even go so far as to assert that the Pre
sidential question is settled by them.
Now we do not believe the parlies are
so nearly balanced, that the loss or
of Jive votes will materially affect the re
sult. Thev forget tn rnmpmLi. i .
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(nmmpn.'ompnl rf ll-io novt T-nlumn fn- that lt lllP last Pl'Psiilpnt in I atont., .t.
those who are desirous to continue their i legislature of Louisiana nominated Mr.
support to the Free Press those who ! 'ay yet Gen. Jackson received three
wish to discontinue will please give us! of ner electoral votes Mr. Adams 2, ad
nonce to mat ciiect. wc have made a Hr. ,ay nary one:
favorable alteration in our terms of pub
lication, extending the time of the mid
dle payment until the end of the sub
scription yearif the first payment, is
made within a few weeks of the com-
Electoral Tickets. We present to
our readers the Jackson Electoral Tick
et for this State and, in consequent
of their bein? no other nrp IdmipiI n
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meucemeiu oi me year, it will be con- , this vicinity, we have concluded to pub
sidered in advance. The terms, as mo-lish tho Adam Rlpninml Tint!
J a.wvsw.u. . ivnvi tUJU.
dilied, are as follows:
THE "FREE PRESS,"
Jiy Geo. Howard,
Is published weekly, (every Friday,) at
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Tivc?itu-five Cents ner month. Snhsr.rihfre
at liberty to discontinue at anv time on nav-
ing arrears. Subscribers residimr at a di's-
that our readers may become acquainted
with the names ot the individuals com
Jack son Electoral Ticket.
fctatc and that of the U. States, (eleven daughters, all
will be injuring or making a con-; healthy at the present ti
fortune need the same heln. there
fore, the Legislature should and
ought to interfere to prevent op
pression and thereby save the
property and no doubt lives of
some valuable citizens: for blond
will be shed if persisted in and no
niierierence uy the Legislature,
1 teel confident. It is also nninst
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umess it Had been so understood
when the contract was made, for
the creditor is by obtaining specie
auumg seven per cent, to his debt,
and the debtor losing it even if hn
could with convenience obtain the
specie in discount for North-Cn
rolina bank notes, which perhaps
will not long be done as the pres
sure becomes wordc. But the
truth of the case is, the present
banking system as going on is an
oppressive speculation, an miuri
ous monopoly, and an increasing
curse to society; from which the
people, the people in whom is the
power, should deliver themselves.
Worthy of Imitation. In the
pine woods of Wilkinson county
vju.; u isuupiu were in luuo mar
riedthe gentleman, a bachelor,
forty years of age. Since that
time they have lived in a state of
uninterrupted happiness, which
has been crowned by the birth of
twenty-one children, ten sons and
tance must invariably pay in advance, or
stuiflf'tli tn-ii. Kir tl n JRivc a responsible relt-rencc in this vicinity.
SldlHiein IliaV bV the rpvcrQc n VmuWrmf;,,. ,i; i ... i ... .
j j -.v. ui i .lu.i i Hiuu in.ii umimiai uiuess a noti
fication to that cilVct is given.
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Edgecombe County L. D. Wilson
without opposition, Senate. Benjamin
Sharpeand Beni. Wilkinson. Cnmmnn
State of the Poll: Wilson, 551 Sharne
7RR . Wilkinsnn 7fi7 lUfl Dl . J-
I he following are the votes in the differ
lt dist. Tarborough, 23
- Armstrong's, 45
707 625 I
iW.v. Wrn. W. H,.,i,i;.
Guleon Bass and Frcd.BatilG.rj,,
Mate of the Poll: R
Itfrake .01. Sen. Bass 3SG, F. Battle (of Halifax, gives the following as
JOHN C. CALHOUN.
1st dist. Robert Love, of Haywood county.
- Monttord Mokes, ot Wilkes.
- Peter Forney, of Lincoln.
- John Giles, of Rowan.
- Abraham Philips, of Rockingham.
- John M. Morehead, of Guilford.
- Walter F. Leake, of Richmond.
- Willie P. Manguin, of Orange.
- Josiah Crudup, of Vake.
- John Hall, of Warren.
- Joseph J. Williams, of Martin.
- Kedar Ballard, of Gates.
- Louis D. Wilson, of Edgecombe.
- Richard D. Spaight, of Craven.
- Edward E Dudley, New-Hanover
Mams Electoral Ticket.
JOHN QUINCY ADAMS.
1st dist. Isaac T. Avery, of Burke county.
Abner franklin, oi Irecieii.
Robert H. Burton, of Lincoln.
Edmund Deberry, of Montgomery
James T. Morehead, Rockingham
Alexander Gray, of Randolph.
Benj. Robeson, of Cumberland.
James S. Smith, of Orange.
William Hinton, of Wake.
Edward Hall, of Warren.
Samuel Hyman, of Martin.
Isaac N. Lamb, of Pasquotank.
William Clark, of Pitt.
William S. Blacklcdge, of Craven.
Daniel L. Kenan, of Duplin.
Mr. Howard: At a barbacue
on Beach Swamp, in Halifax
countv. on the 7th inst. a vote was
taken in Cant. White's company
on tho Presidential question:
For Jackson, "
A Hams. - - - 3 only!
A correspondent in the town