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Turborongh, (Edgecombe County, wV. C.J Friday, January 24, 1834.
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Of the Laws paused bit the Legislature
pun LIC ACTS.
1. An Act making appropriation for
carrying on and completing Ihe Capitol
in die City of Raleigh. Appropriates for
this purpose the sum of 75,000.
2. To crct a new con my, by the name
of Yancey. Provides that said coiitiiv
shall bo erected out of a portion of the
counties of Burke and Buncombe.
3. Declaratory of the law in relation to
the rights and duties of Sheriffs and In
spectors, in holding elections. Gives tu
Inspectors the sole and exclusive right to
judire of the qualifications of voters, ex
cept where there is an equal division of
opinion between the Inspectors, in which
cuse I lie Sheriff shall decide.
4. To amend an Act passed in 1782,
giving Equity jurisdiction to the Superior
Courts. Provides that the Sheriff' or
oth.T officer executing any process from
a Court of Equity, against ihe body, shall
take bond and two sufficient securieties
in double the sum for which the defend
ant is arrested, or subject themselves as
epi'i ial bail.
5. To extern! the time for registering
G ants, mesne Conveyances, Powers of
Attorney, Bills of Sale and Deeds of
gift. Extends the time two years from
the passage of this net.
G. Con-'ruiui; Official and other Pub
lic bonds. Provides that they shall here
after le made payable to the Slate of
No' tii Carolina.
7. To extend the provisions of an act
passed at the last session, authorizing
lh' removal of buildings on public lands
in the town of Franklin. Extends the
provisions of the above recited act to all
persons who have built on the public
lands therein mentioned.
8. To repeal an Act passed in 1788,
fixing the sum hereafter to be paid to the
State for vacant lands. Reduces the
entry money to 5 cents jrui acre, where
the number of acres entered by any one
person, in any one year, does not exceed
100; if this number of acres be exceed
ed, 10 cents per ucre is to be paid on the
9. To give further time for paying in
Entry money. Allows until the first of
March for t his purpose.
10. Directing the manner in which
Constables shall be appointed in this
State. Provides that hereafter, there
shall not be a greater number of Consta
bles in the Stale, than one for each Cap
tain's district, except in those districts
including the county towns, which shall
be entitled to two Constables, to be elec
ted by the inhabitants of such districts,
under the same regulations as are pre
scribed for Indding elections for Mem
bers of the House of Commons. The?
election to be held at anytime within one
month preceding the first County Court,
in each county, after the first of January
in each and every year. Inspectors to be
appointed by the Captains of Companies,
in each district, who arc to make return
to the first County Court, the Justices of
which shall qualify and take bonds from
the Constables returned as elected. No
person to vote fur a Constable in any
town or district, unless the voter lives in
such town or district.
11. Granting to Asa Pclozier atul
Henry Reagan, under certain conditions,
two tracts of land. Grants the land in;
consideration of f heir muKing known the
locality of the Silver Mine on the public
lauds of this State, which they allege to
12. Supplemental to an art passed at
the present session, to erect a new coun
ty by the name of Yancey. Appoints
Commissioners to determine upon a site
for the county town, to be known by the
name of " Burnsville;" and makes provi
sion for holding the Courts of said coun
ty and eleciing county officers.
13. Supplemental to an act passed in
1832, to enact with sundry alterations
and additions, an act to incorporate the
Portsmouth and Roanoke Rail Road!
Company, passed by the Legislature of
Virginia, on the 8th day of May, 1832.
Authorizes the Company to subscribe a
sum not exceeding 830,000, to construct
a Rail Road on the Wcldon toll bridge.
14. Directing the sale of lands remain
ing unsold acquired by treaty from the
Cherokee Indians. Authorizes the Gov
ernor to appoint a Commissioner to su
perintend the sale of the lands.
15. To establish the Merchant's Bank
in the town of Newbern, and ihe Albe
marle Bank in the, town of Edenton.
(Provides that these two Banks shall In;
established, the first with a capital of
250,000 the last, a capital of 200,000.
They are to have no branches. A tax of
25 cents on each share is to be paid into
the Slate Treasury.)
16. To establish a Bank in the State of
North Carolina. (Provides that the capi
tal of the Bank shall be 1 ,500,000, two
fifths of which, the State is tu have the
privilege of subscribing. The Principal
Bank lo be located at Raleigh, and to be
controlled by ten directors, of which
number the Slate is to appoint four.
Branches to be established whereve'rVit
may be deemed Advisable. A tax of 25
cents on each share, lo be paid into the
17. Supplemental to an act directing
how persons injured by the erection of
public mills shall proceed to recover da
mages, passed in 1809. (Prescribes the
manner in which notice shall be served
on the owners of mills, when an action
for damages is instituted.)
18. To prevent the throwing of ballast,
or otherwise obstructing the channel be
tween Bogue Inlet and the town of
Swansborough, in Onslow county. (Im
poses a penalty of $50 for every violation
of this act.)
19. For revising and digesting the
Public Statute Laws of this State. (Au
thorizes the Governor lo appoint three
Commissioners to collect, digest and re
vise all ihe Public Statute laws of the
State now in force, who shall, from time
to time, lay before the Legislature the
Acts so arranged and revised, to be ap
proved by them before they are publish
ed. Allows the Commissioners two
years to complete the work and gives
them a compensation of 81,000
20. To repeal in part an act laying du
ties on sales at Auction of merchandize.
(Repeals the section which makes it the
duly of Auctioneers to render a detailed
return of each article sold, permitting
them to exhibit the gross amount.)
21. To prevent injury to the naviga
lion of Cape Fear River, and for other
purposes. (No person to throw ballast in
said river, within seven miles of Wil
mington, under pain of fine and impris
onment.) 22. To prevent the conveying of slaves
out of this State, and to prevent -injury
being done to live stock upon RaiPRoads.
(Punishes with death any agent, mana
ger, &c. of any Rail Road Company,
who may carry off any slave with intent
to aid in their escape. Also provides
that the owners of slock killed on Rail
Roads, shall be compensated.)
23. To authorise the Clerks of Courts
of Record in this Stale, and those hold
ing the office of Clerk and Master in E
quity, to act as Notaries Public.
24. To amend an act passed at Inst
session, to repeal an act passed in 1830,
repealing part of the second section of
an act passed in 180G, to revise the mili
tia laws of this State. (Allows Quakers
and others averse to bearing arms from
religious scruples, to make oath to that
effect before any Justice of the Peace,
instead of before a Company Court Mar
tial, as now required.)
25. Authorising the Public Treasurer
to sell certain landsv in the vicinity of
Raleigh. (Directs him lo sell at public
sale, without reserve, the Bushy Branch
tract, late the properly of Treasurer
26. To re-charier the Bank of Cape
Fear. (The capital to consist of 800,000
dollars, with authority to establish bran
ches, wherever deemed proper. A lax
of 25 cents on each share) ,
27. Supplemental to the act to estab
lish a Bank of the State of North Caro
lina. (Authorises the Governor, Secreta
ry of State and Comptroller to appoint
Directors on the part of the State, until
29. To regulate the times of holding
the Superior Courts in the 6th Judicial
Circuit. (1 lie Courts to begin at Cabar
rus and end with Iredell.)
30. More effectually to prohibit the
trading with slaves. (Adds to the prohi
bited articles mutton, cloth, corn, wear
ing apparel and bullion.)
31. To amend the law in relation to
Larceny. (Makes grand larceny infa
mous.) 32. To enforce the penalty incurred
by Entry-takers failing to make annual
returns of entries made in their respec
tive offices as required by law.
1. Ah Act to repeal part of an act
passed at the last session of the General
Assembly, directing the manner in which
Constables shall hereafter be elected in
the counties of Davidson, Buncombe,
Chatham, Currituck, Wilkes, Duplin,
New Hanover, Wayne, Hyde & Onslow.
2 To incorporate Sandy Ridge Acad
emy, in the county of Chowan.
3. To repeal in part an act passed at
the last session of the General Assembly,
to regulate the Courts sf Pleas &. Quar
ter Sessions of the counties of Washing
ton and Hvde.
4. For the protection of the Bridge
erected across Scuppernong river at Co
lumbia, in Tyrrel county.
5. To incorporate Skewarky Lodge,
No. 90, in the lown of Williamston.
6. For ihe better administration of jus
tice in the county of Haywood.
7. To extend and continue in force cer
tain acts of the General Assembly for re
gulating the times of holding the Superi
or Courts of Law and Equity, for the
counties of Moore, Montgomery and
8. To incorporate the trustees of
New Hanover Academy in the county of
9. To incorporate ihe-Farmers' Libra
ry Association in the county of Chatham.
10. To make compensation to the ju
rors of the Superior Court of Haywood
11. To prevent obstructions in First
Broad Ri ver in ihe county of Rutherford.
12. Concerning the beach and marshy
lands lying in Currituck county. j
lb. lo incorporate Morveu Academy
in the county of Anson.
14. To emancipate Joe, a slave.
15. To incorporate Sylvester Acade
my, in the county of Moore, and to ap
point the Trustees thereof.
16. To divorce Ann Eliza Viverett.
17. To abolish the office of Countv
Trustee in the counties uf Nash, Colum
bus, Pasquotank, Currituck, Brunswick
18. To restore to credit Isaac Weston
of Duplin county.
19. 1 o requtre the Register and Clerks
of Camden county, to keep their offices
at the Court-house.
20. To incorporate therlrcdell Union
21. To re-appoint trustees for Green
hill Academy in Haywood county.
22. To regulate the time of appoint
ing overseers of roads in Anson county.
23. To incorporate the Northampton
24. Concerning the poor of the county
25. To alter the time of bidding two
of the Courts of Pleas and Quarter Ses
sions of the county of Macon.
26. Concerning the building of a Court
House in Carteret country.
27. For the better regulation of tho
militia of Buncombe county.
28. To prevent obstructions to the run
of Rockfish Creek in Duplin, and Tar
River in Franklin counties.
29. To authorise Willi am A. Ei win,
to establish a ferry across ihe Catawba
river in Burke couniv.
30. To establish Franklin Academy in
the county of Surry.und incorporate the
31. To alter the name of Kinston in
32. Authorising the erection of a fire
proof Court house in Camden couni v.
33. Better to promote the administra
tion of justice in the county of Macon.
34. To alter the names of Richard AU
derson and William White, of Beaufort
county, and entitle them to inherit.
35. To emancipate Ned Hymui, a
36. To appoint an additional place of
public sale in the county of Beaufort.
37. To authorise the preseul Commis
sioners of the town of Staiesville, in Ire
dell county, to execute deeds to certain
lots in said town.
38. To legitimate and alter the name
of Mary Ann and Marlha Wallace, of
39. Directing the scrolls of the votes
of the twelfth Congressional District to
be hereafter compared in ihe town of
40. To authorise Nicholas Washing
ton, of Wayne county, to erect a bridgo
across Neuse river.
41. To incorporate the Ladies' Work
ing bociely in the town of Wilming
ton. 42. Directing the title of the lot on
which the public jail is erected in the
town of Salisbury, to be made lo tho
Chairman of the County Court of Rowan
43. To establish Arcadia Acad my in
the county of Person, and to incorporate
the trustees thereof.
44. To incorporate Rocky River Aca
demy in Cabarrus county.
45. To alter the name of Nancy Bra-?
zierand to legitimate her.
47. In relation to the Independent or
Volunteer Companies formed out of tho
fifty-seventh and fifty-eighth regiments
48. To amend an act concerning the
town of Wadesborough and for other
49. To incorporate the Greensboro
Academy ami Manual Labor School.
50. To establish a Literary and Ma
nual Labor Institute in the county of
51. Authorising Thomas Love and
Dilliard Love, of Macon county, to erect
a bridge across Tennessee River a' the
most convenient place at or near where
the Stale Road crosses the same.
52. Directing the Judges of the Supe
rior Court of Hyde county, not lo take
up State Cases before the Thursday of