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Slrry, VfVic 'otU read,; Mr. Ffanklht
moved for leave and prefentcJ a bill for
annexing part of the county of Wilkes to
the county of Surry, which rras read
the firft tirritaad conewiitted to the coi
mittce appointed to take under conficier
ation the bill and petitionsfor and againil
the divifion of Cafwell coamy.
:ReceiveJ from the fenate a bill to al
ter and amend the aft for regulating the
pilotage, and facilitating the navigation
of Cape-Fear river, endorfed, read the
fecond 9 me, and paffed.
3he hill to asiend an acl: to prevent
abufss in taking up ftray horfes, cattle,
ihecp, and hogs, and olher things there
in I mentioned, was read the third time,
and laid over until the next general af
fembly. The bill empowering the county courts
of pleas and quarter fetlians to direct the
fecretary of (late to correct certaia p 1
tents or grants therein defcribed, where
there have beem errors made by the fur
eyorin making the returns, or by the
fecretary in ilTsing the fame, was read
th fecoad time, amended, pafled, and
fent f the feaafe.
Received from the fenate two refoluti
as one directing any fix members of
the ftanding committee to proceed on
hufmefs the other directing the trea
furerand comptroller to lay before the
general affcmbly in the firft week of their
i-ilion, a lilt of the namas of all perfons
indebted to the public, which bting read,
were concurred with and returned.
' Wednefday, November 24.
Mr. Gathier prefented the refignation
af Thoxias Felps, a juilice cf the peace
for Rowan couaty, which being read,
was accepted and fent to the .fenate.
Mr. Anicrfon prefeated the refignati-
on of Roger Griffith, 45 colonel tot Chat
ham coanty, which being read, as ac
cepted and fent to the fenate.
The fpeaker laiJ before the houfe a
bill to amend and provide for the denci
encics of the revenue laws of this ftate, 1
which was taken up and read for the firft
time, paficd aad fent to tho fenate.
The order of the day being called for
as J read Refolved, that this houfe re
folv; itfelf into a comrRjtte of the whole
houfr, to take under further confiderati
r.n th projriet of giving inftrnciiaru to
tSimupl Johnson aad Benjamin Ha v-J-ins,
ef 1 aire, fenators of this ft ate in the
Coagrets of the United States. 5
Ths houfe refolved itfeltinto a cont
mktec of rhe whole accordingly.
Mr. Polk in the chair.
After foTi; timr frnt in committee,
tit ipeaker refamsd the chair, and the
dairman reported the foilor:nj refolu
Whereas, when the general affciribty
of the ftaie of Norih-C.irc.il aa, in its fef
fionof 1789, did nominate and appoint
Samuel johailon and Benjamin- Haw
kins, efquires, to r-cprefent the .laid, ate
in the fenate f the United States, every
expectation that had corSdcnce in tkeir
iategrity, opinion of thr abilities, or -cer
tainty of their induftry in difchirging
thctruft repofed with them was cater
With regret do we add, that cur con
ilituents and ourfelvts too ienfibly expe
rieace She evils anting from a want of
that exertion in them, which, if duly
made, could nt hawe failed of being
highly beneficial to this ftaie and might
have rendered a government, adopted
under many doubts, and with- fome aif-v
Acuity, better adapted to the difpofitions
f freemen. "
Refolved, that, the fenators reprcfent-f
ingthis ftate in the Congrefs of the Unit
ed States, be, and they are hereby direct
ed to afe iheir conftant and unremitted;
exertions until they effect having the
doors of the fenate of the United States
kept open, that the public may have :
eels to hear the delates of the faid fe
nate, when in its legiftative orjcdiciai
Refolved, that when in Congrefs, they i.
be directed to coirefpond regularly and.
conftantly with the legislative ; but du- 1
ring the recefs thereof-with the execu
tive. ; ,
Refolved, that they have fuch of the "
journals as are not of a fecret nature, :,
printed, and tranirnic the feme to the !
executive, at leaft once a moath duriag j
the feflion of Congrefs.
Refolved, that the fenators of tliis ftatc
ufe their atmoft endeavours to elieft 'eco
orjy in the expeadimrcs of the public
monies, and to decreafe .the monftrous
falarics gien to the public officers and
others, who, however much they be de
fending of the public gratitude, or libe
rality for paft or prefent fervices, ought
only to be compenfated agreeable to re
publican economy not ens ched with
the bounty o.f regal fpIenaJor.
Refolved, that they ftrem.oufly op
pfe every exciieand dircclt ta: aticn-law,
liir iild-any be attempted in "Co grefs.
The committee of the whale houfe
fijrtlicr report, that they haYelappointed !
a fub-commitcce, ip order to tjake under !
their conndcraticn'any lurthtr inrtrudi- i
ons to be forwarded to the" fenators of
this ftate in the Congrefs of the United
Stales, and beg leave to recommend to
.he houfe, that the faid fub committee
be empowered to report to the houfe by
, wieir tijdiinp", ;ne ic vcraKfeicIuucnl
ji they fhall thl;nk the rv.hi rrcpcr.tb ire
recommend,! and further that thcri b
difcharged. ! ' "
The l4ib-pmrritte-, I'effrs. M.'Cfw
eli, Tayl-or Jones, Mciar, Lv:i fc
harru?, Jipjh, Ei :d Hay. '! .
All vvhich u fi'hr i:tc. ;
1 W. Polk, charm? aai
Eefolved, i'hai;thh houfe do cmM'tx
with the foregoing, repert! cf the c;m
mittee of the whole hcuf?. " j
Ordered, that Mr. Ferfon be ad ied
to the lub-eonimittce appointed by ti e
committee of the whole rjioufc;
Mr. Hay prefented the memorial pf
the merchants and others cf the uufn
of Fayetteville, which being resd. '.vsj
rc erred to th fub-cmmittee appointed
by the committee of the whole houfe.;
Mr. Jones .prefented: the petition fef
Aindry of the inhabitaats of jthe town of
Wilmington, which being read, was rc
ferred to the fub comm'ittee appeared
by the committee of the whole houfe.
Thurfday, November 25.
Mr. Duke moved forleave andpreient
ed a till to amend an acl:, entitled an s&
to prevent tie exportation of .unmerchant
able commodities, pafTed at Hilifoorough
in 1784, which was read the 5rft tiniej
pailed, and fent to the fenate. v
The bill to carry into ."effect the ordi
nance of the convention, held at riilk
borcugh, in July, 1788, entitled, an c r
dinancc for ertablilhipg a place for hold
ing the future- meetings of the general
affcrrbly, and tha place of refidcHC of
the chief officers of the ftate, was read
the fecond tiaie and ameaded and the
quefticn being put,, mall this bill pas ?
the hf ufe divided,; and there were for
the paEtge fifty-one againft it fifty
one whereupon the fpeakef gave; his
cwa vote, .and pronounced the pafiare
oj the bill. .
The bill for lte: Lag the time of hold
ing the annual meeting of the genersj
afiembly of this ftate, ras read the third
time, pafted, and ordered to be ergreff
ed. ' " - 1 ' ' ": '.. i
The bill to repeal the fifth and fixth
feflions of an ad railed at HillJboroug
in 1 74, cn:itled, ana5l' to amend an or
entitled, an for tlte Tegulal'ioh of the!
town of Wilmington, was read the third,
time, pafeci, and lent to the fenate.'
m On Thttrfday laft, the bill for carryiag1
into effect the ordinar.ee of the ccrivcRti
on, held at Hiilfborcr.gh -in 178S, for
eftahlilhing a place for holding- the fu
tur nacetirgs of the general afiembly