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Tarborough, (Edgecombe County, X. ttj Friday, December G, 1833.
Vol XNo 12.
The "Tarborough Free Press,"
UY GEORGE HOWARD.
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CV prr year, if paid in advance or, Three Dol
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Fitui rices of North Carolina. We
extract the following from tlie annual
I. Of I he Revenue.
The balance in llie Treasury, Nov. 1,
IS32, was - - 7,92-1 73
The receipts from all sources of unap
propricted revenue during the year
ending Nov. 1, 1S33, were as fol
From the Sheriffs for Public tax, 6S,120 21
Sfate B;ink of N.C. div'd of cap. stock, 54.4.93 S9
Bank of Newbern, do. - 45,450 00
Hank of Cape Fear, tax of 1 percent. 2.601 00
I3mk of Newbern, do. - 3,S27 25
State Hank dividend of profit, on 27C4
Shares, Dec. IS32, - 5,52S 00
A. M. Slade, iecurity for late Sheriff
of Martin, - - - 678 29
John Sloan, late Shff of Mecklenburg,
in part of judgment for tax of 1S31, 1050 51
Sales of furniture at Governm't Hour, 100 62
Gov. Swain, as guardian ex. off. of J.
N. Forsyth, - - . 1 90 50
Buncombe Turnpike Company, for di
vidends on stock owned by the State, 550 00
Bonds for sales of late J no. Haywood's
HI. Of the Fund for Internal Improvement,
Balance on hand Nov. 1, 1S32, - 813 4;
Received from purchasers of Cherokee
1-anus, &c. -
M a k i ng a n ago rega te of
The expenditures'have amounted to
John McKae, in full of judgm't, (prin
cipal S3,000, interest S153 3SJ 3,153
t. J. Hay wood, 2d and 3d bonds,
John Holloway, 4th bond for land near
Chs. Manly, 2d bond for tract of land,
Two small items to credit of late John
of public lots,
Making an aggregate of 5196,744 70
The Disbursements for the year end
ing Nov. 1, 1833, amount to 13S,S67 46
Leaving a balance of Cash, Nov. I,
1833, of - - S57,S77 24
The disbursements consist of the fol
lowing items, viz:
General Assembly, - - 539,518 09
Rebuilding Capitol, - - 32,030 00
Treasury Note burnt by Committee of
Finance, 1S32, - - 18,681 3S
Judiciary, - - - 22,44S 00
State Bank interest on deferred pay
ment for stock, - - 3,356 21
Executive Department, - 2.300 00
Treasury Department, - 2,000 00
Comptroller's Department, - 1,000 00
Penalties for failing to comply with act
of 1831, refunded per resoluiion of
General Assembly, - . COO 00
Electoral Election, - . 1,371 02
Sheriffs for settling tax, . 1021 05
Public Printer, - . qqo 00
Pensioners, - - - SI 6 00
Congressional Elections, - 519 94
Electors, - - - 416 85
Adjutant General's Office, - 200 00
Bogue Banks, - - - 60 42
Money burnt, issues of 17S3 and 1785, S 20
Contingencies, - - - 7,459 77
Leaving a balance of - - 5979 OS
The expenditures were as follows:
Cash paid A. G. Keen, balance for
work on Cape Fear, - - 25S 76
James Wythe, Superintendant Public
Works, salary and expenses,
Jas. Mebane, lor Cape Fear Nav. Co.
for balance of State's last subscrip
tion to stock of that Company,
Win. R. Hill, Secretary to the Board,
Making an aggregate of - 51,292 93
"This fund has become so reduced as
to have but little more than a nominal ex
istence; nor is there n prospect of its ac
cumulating much from any resource
now within ihe control of the Hoard.
The receipts from Cherokee purchasers
constitute at present its only source of
income. These at best would be incon
siderable; but, owing to the unsettled
state of the title to those lands, collec
tions have of late been almost entirely
suspended. The whole amount of bonds,
exclusive of interest, as shown by the
bond account kept in thisOffice, was, on
the 31st October last, $32,034 G7."
The foregoing statements show balances of cash
on hand at the close of the business of the fis
cal year ending on the 31st of October, 1833,
as follows, viz:
Amount as Public Treasurer, 557,S77 24
Do. Treasurer for the fund of Inter
nal Improvement, - - 979 OSA
Do. Treaurerof the Literary Fund, 1 17,024 SI J
Making an aggregate amount of 5175.8S1 14
"It will be seen, in the course of the
examination about to be made by the
Committee of Finance into the fiscal ope
rations of the past year, that not only the
Sheriff, but all others charged wih the
collection, and paying into the Treasu
ry, of the public revenue, have observed
a punctuality in the discharge of their
duty which, it is believed, is without a
parallel in any previous year. By the
act of 1TJ7, the Public Treasurer and
of Patrick; and a letter from that county
to the editor of the Franklin Whig, says,
.-ho 11 Id these applications be successful,
another petition will be presented to the
Legislature, asking that the lower end of
what will remain of the county shall be
attached to the county of Henry, and the
balance thereof ceded to the State of
Abstract of such of the proceedings of the Legisla
ture as arc considtred interesting to our readers.
SENATE Thursday, Nov. 21.
The bill to repeal the act of last ses
sion, esla bli siting the Bank of North Ca
rolina, passed its second and third read
ings, and was ordered to be engrossed.
JM r. Matthews presented a resolution,
authorising the committee of finance to
burn such Treasury Notes as may be
found in the Treasury Office; which was
read ihe isiJdand 3d limes, passed and
ordered to be engrossed.
UOUSIS OF COMMONS.
On motion of Mr. Filter, a message
was sent to the Senate, proposing to ap
point a joint select committee, to consist
of seven members on the part of each
House, whose duty it shall be to take in
to consideration the condition of the cur
rency of the State, and to enquire into the
expediency of establishing a liauk; and
if, in their opinion, it be expedient to es
tablish a Hank, then to enquire whether
the same should be u Bank of the State,
to be owned exclusively by the State, or
a Bank to he owned exclusively by indi
viduals, or by individuals and the Slate
of sundry citizens of Martin county, pray
ing the emancipation of a slave named
Ned H vman; which was read and referM.
Mr. M'Cleese presented a bill to pre
vent justices of the peace from issuing a
Capias ad Satisfaciendum on the judg
ment of a justice of the peace until the
return "no property" is made; which was
read and referred.
SENATE Friday, Nov. 22.
On motion of Mr. Montgomery, a mes
sage was sent to the other House, pro
posing to raise a joint select committee,
consisting of five members on the part of
encn House, to examine whether the pub
lie printing for the State cannot be done
upon terms more advantageous, and re
port by bill or otherwise.
1I0USF, OF COMMONS.
On motion of Mr. Smithwick, the Ju
diciary committee were instructed to in
Comptroller are required to publish an- quire into the expediency of so amending
nually, on the 1st day of November, a .the present laws for the benefit of insol-
II. Of the Literary Fund.
The balae on hand Nov. 1,1832, was SSS,586 32
The receipts for the year ending Nov.
1, 1S33, have been as follows, viz:
From entries of vacant land, - G,270 43
Taxes oa sales at auction, - G75 64
Tavern tax, received from Sheriff-,, 2,731 28
State Hank for dividends of Capital '
Stock owned by this fund, - 14,100 00
Do. for dividend of profits, - 5G4 00
Bank of Newbern, for dividend of
Capital Stock, - - 3,525 00
Cape Fear Navigation Company for
dividend of profits, - - 5G6 14
Making a total to the
credit of this
fund ot $ 117,024 SI
There has been no expenditure from
this fund during the year
list of t tic delinquents. It is remarkable,
that there has been no necessity for such
publication the present year, inasmuch
as there has not been a single instance of
default in any collecting officer; and it
gives me particular pleasure to have this
opportunity of bearing public, testimony
to the promptness and fidelity of those
with whom it is made my duty to act, and
in whom these qualifications are so im
portant." The Treasurer again calls the atten
tion of the Legislature to the unequal
operation of the assessment law, and
proposes that the poll and land tax be
reduced, and a tax of one-tenth of one
per cent, be laid on all species of proper
ty, including lands. This he thinks,
would bring into the Treasury three times
the amount of the present revenue.
Of the judgment against the late
Treasurer Haywood, the balance yet un
satisfied, exclusive of interest, is S17,740
"The demand at this office for the re
demption of Treasury notes, it will be
seen by statement (K) accompanying
this report, has been rapidly diminishing
for two years. From that statement, and
from their great scarcity in the country,
the inference is fair, that the amount yet
in circulation, after making proper allow
ance for what may be destroyed, cannot be
very considerable probably from twenty-five
to thirty-five thousand dollars."
vent debtors, as to abolish imprisonment
for debt, except in cases of fraudulent
On motion of Mr. Irvine, a message
was sent to the Senate, proposing to raise
a joint select committee, to consist of se
ven members on the part of each House,
to take under consider the propriety of
amending the Constitution of the State,
and to inquire what mode is most expe
dient to adopt for the accomplishment
of the same.
Swallowing up a County. The
Lynchburg Virginian says: Petitions will
be presented to the next Legislature, ask
ing for the formation of two new coun
ties, to be made up, in part of fragments
SENATE Saturday, Nov. 23.
The consideration of the proposition
of the other House, to raise a joint select
committee to take into consideration the
propriety of amending the Constitution
of the State, was, on motion of Mr. Ed
wards, postponed until Monday next.
IIOUSK OF COMMONS.
On motion of Mr. II. Jones, the Judici
ary committee were instructed to inquire
into the expediency of so altering the
law prohibiting the trading with slaves,
as to prohibit any person from buying
from, trafficking with, or receiving from
any slave any article of personal proper
ty whatever, except it be in the same
manner and under the same restrictions
as are already provided by law for such
prohibited articles as are expressly enumerated.
Mr. Guthrie presented a resolution,
instructing the Judiciary committee to in
quire into the expediency of repealing
the act establishing the present Supreme
Court of this State, and of creating one
or more Judicial circuits; which was reud
Mr.. Smithwick presented the petition
SENATE ftlon day, Nov. 25.
.Mr. Brittain, of Burke, presented a bill
to erect a new county, by the name of
Yat.cey; which was read the first time
and passed, and, its further considera
tion postponed until Monday next.
On motion of Mr. Clayton, the Senate
proceeded to consider the proposition of
the House of Commons to raise a joint
select committee to take under consider
ation the propriety of amending the Con
stitution of the State. The proposition
was amended and concurred in ayes 40,
noes 21. Mr. Flowers in the negative.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
Received from the Governor, by his
Private Secretary, a message accompa
nied with n communication from Thomas
G. Polk, chairman of a large and respec
table meeting of the members of the Le
gislature of this State, held at the Govern
ment House in the city of Raleigh, on the
4th day of January last, together with a
copy of die journal of the proceedings,
and the address prepared by a com
mittee of that body to the freemen
of North Carolina also, in further com
pliance with the request of the meeting,
a file nf certificates whirh have been for
warded to him by the Sheriff's of the re
spective counties to which they relate,
showing the number of votes which were
given in each for and against a change of
the Constitution at the annual election in
August last. The message and accom
panying documents were referred to tho
joint select committee on that subject.
SENATE Tuesday, Nov. 25.
Mr. Morris presented a resolution, that
n message be sent to the House of Com
mons, proposing to raise a joint select
committee, consisting of five members on
the part of each House, whose duty it
shall be to inquire into the expediency of
passing a law exempting from the per
formance of military duty (except in case
of invasion or insurrection) all commis-
sioned officers of the militia of the grade-
of Captain and upwards, who have serv-
ed, or who may hereafter serve, with,
good reputation in the militia of this
State for the space of five years in suc
cession; and that they have leave to re-,
port by bill or otherwise.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
Mr. Allison presented a bill to reduce
t lie salaries of the Supreme Court Judg
es; which passed its first reading.
The bill to divorce Ann Eliza Viveretf,
after motions for laying it upon the- table
and postponing it indefinitely had been
unsuccessfully made, passed its second
reading yeas 69, nays 59. The bill
was then read the third time, passed, and
ordered to be engrossed.
SENATE IVed n esday, Nov. 27.
Mr. Montgomery, from the joint select
committee appointed to examine whether
the public printing cannot be done on
terms more advantageous, made a report
thereon, stating that, in the opinion of the.
committee, no investigation is necessary;
which report was lairt upon the table.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
On motion of Mr. Seawell. the com.
mittee on Internal Improvements were
instructed to inquire into the practicabil
ity of draining father in part or the whole
of the swamp lands within the State; and,
if deemed practicable, the probable cost
and expediency of effecting the same; al
so to ascertain, as far as may be within
its control, any information in relation to
the probable value of gaid lauds when