fines that infeft this lake, is the hidng
hake, which is of the fmall fpeckied
kind, and about eighteen inches long.
When any thing approaches it, it flattens
itfelf in a moment, and its fpots, which
are of various dyes, become yilibly
brighter through rage at the ! fr.rr.e
time it blows from its mouth with great
force a fubtile wind, that is reported to
be of a naufcou fmell ; and if drawn in
with the breath of the unwary traveller,
will infallibly bring on a decline, that in
a few months muft prove mortal, there
being no remedy yet difcovered which
can coantcrac its baneful influence.
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PROCEEDINGS Of the GENERAL ASSEM3LY.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
Monday, Decemlcr 13. '
The committee appointed to cotint and
burn the ragged money in the treafur',
report, that they have received, count
ed and burnt, the fum of five thoufand
four hundred and fixty four pounds
eighteeen millings and three pence, rag
ged rncnay. ,
MATTHEW LOCK, Chahman.
Rcfolved, that the kfcufe do concur
ith this repot t.
Whereas the geaeral r.flembly of this
(late palled an ?.ct in the year 1786, at
Fayettcvillc, to raife a certain number
cf troops for the defence" and protc&ion
cf ' D-vidfon. county, in which act js er-prTL-d,
that a board fhall be appointed
for the aJjuftroent cf their accounts, after
which r.ejuftment being made the f
ficers r.n J lbldiers of faid troops fkall be
paid a half year's pay ; and as fuch
boird hath ncv r yet been appointed,
whereby the warrants for land as part
payment to the faid troops cannot be
Refvvd, therefore, that Francis
Child, t V- comptroller of pufclicarcounts,
be,, and he is hereby appointed to receive
t..j arcountj or pay roils of the ofi:cers
corri::ati'ing the faid troops, and if np
cn e:. .;:nin;i:Io.i and due proof of the
i 1 :icw 't.:if or pay rolls being juft, and
:h i' :,c f;;-J irocps, or. ar.t pro t c-f them,
hv;z 'V-y complied v. ih the nCt cf af-
lembly under which tncy were ralfed, ;
then ad in that 'cafe he mall certify the
fame to the 'ocretary of ftate, who mall ;
; ifiue warrants for lands to the claimants,
agreeable to faid certificate ; and if it ftaali
be made to appear to the comptroller,
on the fettlement of the accounts afore
faid, that any part of the pay allotted to
each omeer and fcldier, which certificate
fo granted, mall be paid and received as
taxes for the county of Davidfca afcre
faid. Concurred with by the fenate.
Turf day, Deceinbsfl.
Mr. Macon made known to theioufe,
that it was -the requeft of Mr. John Hay
wood, aftiftant clerk to ts houfe, to
refign that appointment ih confeqaence
of his; late appointment as fblicitor-gene- i
ral ; ;
Therefore refolved, that the refigna- :
tionof Mr. John Haywood, as afTiftant
clerk ko this houfe be accepted, and that
Mr. Pleafant Henderfon be appointed '
aftiftant cleik in his ftead.
Received from thefenate two refekiti- ;
ons of that houfe one directing the
fenators from this (late in the Cangrcfs j
of the United States to ufe their endea
vours to eaufe the commiflioner of loans
for the ft ate of North-Carolina to hold
his office at Hillfboreugh- the other
directing the comptroller to iffue acertt
ficate f Jofeph Leach,which being read
we.re concurred with returned.
We the fubferibers protect again fl the
refolution for removing the4oan-oiEce of
the United States.
Firll Becaufe it is beneath the diVni
ty of the legiflature of North-Carolina
to interfere with tihe fervants of Con
grefs. Secoad Becaufe the meafure direct
ed is inad yifable and impolitic.
, F-.di.uard Janes,
1 J.-kn Leigh,
, JD WitrerfpMiii
jfthn Hav, ;
Wejr.efJay, December 15.
Whereas feveral of the fherifEj within
this ftate have rot exkibited their ! claims "
for travelling and corapaiing the polls
fr representative to Congrefs :
Therefore refolreu, that the treafurer
be, and he is hereby diiectrd to take fuch
iherifrV accouats in fertlement of th.ir
account, flrft-bting duly proved arid at
teded before feme juliice of ihc teacc
of the "county where fuch fccrifr re
The bill to increafe the jurifdiclinai rf
the county courts in this ftatc, rr-, read
the third time arid laid over till the next
alfemblv. J ;
Received from the fenate a refolution
of that hsuie dire&ing the ireafarer ia
deliver the final fetrlcfrent ccrtiheatesin
his poffllon to t:he comptroller, v.hch
being read was concurred with and it
turned. j; .. ., ' . .
Refolved, that the governor, by and
with the advice of the council of ftate,,
fhall take fuck order with refpeel to ti'i
ftate agency, for the aual uttlemcnt ; ci
the accounts of tjiis ftate, as to the exe
cutive may feem molt expedient for the
intereit of this ftate.
. The bill for fubferrbing on loan in
oftice of the United States, filch eodu-'
ncntal mosies aad continental and ft re
fecurities as are pr may be in the l;ar: is
cf the treafurer or comptrpHer of tis
ftate, belonging t the public, or whijcli
ihailb in the hands cf cither of thes bn
thclaft day of September next, atnd r
appropriating certain monies therein
mentioned, was read the third time ajud
laid over till next aftembly.
On a mticn made by Mr. Caldwell,
Refolved unamimufty, that the thaaks
of this houfe be given to tke honcurab!
Stephen Cabarrus, efquire, fr his abb,
faithful, deiigent, and public fpirited ferj
vices as fpeaker thereof during this icf
fton. :. ; ;
Received from the fenatc the follof
incr refolution for concurrence, viz.
NOR TH- GAR QLWA i
In Senate December, 1 790.
The judges of the fupericr courts ot
law and courts ofcquity in this date,
having laid before thi general !Ternl?!y
a letter informing of their having refufed
a writ of certiorari, iflucd- bj the judges
of the federal court for -the diftiicl ot
North-Carolina, relative to a fuit de
pending in the court of equity for the
diftric! of Edenton, in the ftate aforefud,
in which Robert Morrisi John Alexan
der Neftoitt and others are .ccroplairants,
and Nthaniel Allen, Alexander Bkck,
William Scott, and, thers aie deferdan f,
and the zid judges have, tcfether. v I'h
their letters, laid eore the two hf-v.'es
the reafens and caufes ci.fuch their je
fufal : : ' - '
It ii therefore rcfclyed, that t-te ge
neral ailcmbly elo.cf rnnen and appTve
ef the condua cf the judges ct the covins