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Bat we need not urge this point : we are
understood by the democracy without wasting
words upon the matter. . As to taxing tie
- people of the county additionally, let it be
borne in mind that the-company propose' to
pay the tax themselves for twof years after the
- money is subscribed by the' comity and in that
course of time the roacf will hare beerl so" far
completed as to yield an income to the stock
holders so that the tax will be eventually
but a nominal impost. We hare a large circrK
latioti within Cumberland cdnnty, and wS can
speak the more confidently to our friend and
urge upon them the more strenuously the ne
cessity for this subscription and the benefits
which must acme to the Whole coViity from the
completion of the road, tfi J we imagine f6r a
moment that a single injury would be inflicted
upon tli2 people, and were we not sure, fYoni
" long observation and somer experience iir sfffelv
matters, that the interests and welfare of the
people of the county would be greatly adva'need
and increased, we would frot move a finger in
the matter, and our friends nrrfy res assured
that we would be the last individual in the
community to sustain the action of the Hoard
of Magistrates in subscribing one' cent towards
this enterprise. We learn that there is a half
witted individual who has published a circular
with the design of infianiing the rtfinds of tire
voters ogaiuft the srtbscripttoW rrfur "we are
not more amused at the ridicalduS character of
his objections than We are surprised that he
should find an editor in Fayetteville wiling to
publish his balderdash for the "pitiful considera
tion of a few paltry pence." Should that indi
Vidnal but sign his name to the circular, the
iflends of the road w ould have no reason to fear
any assault from such a quarter, lucking as it
does, both influence and intelligence. But
going forth anonymously, it may chance to do'
some harm unless we caution our readers from
attaching any importance either to its author
ship or its declarations. All men are entitled
to their opinions it is true: but it does not follow
that every man's opinions are worth considera
tion and rcf-ptct, particularly when they are
based ttpon false premises and superinduced by ill
feeling, envy, malice or any other evil influence.
We would like to enlarge upon this subject in
to day's issue; but time and space forbid. We
will recur to it .t gain next week. In the mean
time, we direct special attention to the Presi
Owing to the militia election on to-day and
the fact that the young men In our office are
too patriotically imbued with military ordor to
set typo to the roll of the drum, we were ne.
ees'itated to go to press on Thursday evening.
4We are authorised to announce the lion.
Warren Winslow as a candidate for re-election
from the 3d. Oistrict, subject to the action of
convention should one be called.
PRESIDENT'S REPORT TO THE WESTER X RAIL
Since the first annual meeting, the work on
your toad has been prosecuted with as much
vigor and to as great an extent as the means!
dt the command of the Board of Directors
would justify. Ten miles have been graded,
and the tth section, which completes the Crst
division, (viz: to Little River) has been put
under contract. The remainder of the Road,
say 30 miles, will be ready for contract during
the present month. The surveys have all been
made-, and the line located with sufficient accu
racy for an approximate estimate of costs. The
Kugineets are now engaged in defining the line
and staking it out permanently for the Con
tractors. Ia less than two mouths after the last annual
meeting the contract which we had with Messrs ;
Li. Seymore & Co., was abandoned by them,
and they left so few notes fce. in the Engineer's
departnlent, that it was necessary to rcjsurvcy
the whole of the 2d and 3d divisions, and the
Board arc satisfied that a large amount has
been safed by so doing.
For our Engineer finds that by changing the
line at one or two points, it will be much im
proved, and & better grade obtained.
One of those points is near Little River,
where although we throw away a portion of the
work done by Seymour & Co , which cost only
$300 to $400, we save four or five thousand
dollars. We have on the whole line a maxi
mum grade of only 30 feet to the mile with less
excavation and embankment than was estima
ted for by the Contractor's Engineer, with a
grade of 4o feet to the mile.
The causes which led to the abandonment by
Messrs S. & Co., of the contract, and the
course pursued by the Board in consequence,
were fully laid before you at a called meeting,
held on the 0th of June last, and on the action
of the Board was then unanimously approved
of. It seems useless to go over the ground
The contract with Messrs Seymour & Co,
Included all the Engineering, and when the
work was given up by them it became necessary
for' us to organize a corns of Engineers. The
Board elected as Chief Engineer, Mr J. P.
Robertson, who had so efficiently discharged
the duties of Superintending Engineer, and on
his being called to take charge of the Wil. and
M. Road, Mr Fleming Gardner was elected
to fill his place. Both of these gentlemen have
discharged their duties to the entire satisfac
tion of the Board, and have, by their industry
and skill, rendered most valuable service to the
The books and vouchers of the Treasurer
have been examined by a Committe of the
Board, and found to be correct.
The report of the Treasurer marked A, shows
that the whole amount subscribed' to the capi
tal stock is $241,232,19. It also shows the
amount subscribed and the amount paid by each
stockholder and it is to be regretted that his
list shows so many delinquents. The whole
amount is now due, the work is going on and
money is required. It is hoped and believed
that those who are behind, will immediately
come forward and pay up.
The reportjof the' Treasurer marked B;, shows
the present condition of the Company, .from
which it Will be seen that since its organisation
$91,335,92 has been expended. -
The Board congratulate you; on the removal
of some of the chief obstacles in. the way of odr
progress- First, stock-jobbing stockholders,
who controlled the . company-; sccblrd, bogus
ltaif Road builders, whb t6f a time did the
rfarne; third, the hope cT State ttid-which par
alyzed our energies by making its believe that
Hercules would help us, when we were not
trying to" herp onrselves. . These are now oat
of the way, and we know and feel that we are
to do the work ourselves. We can do it and
By way of encouragement to some, and of
Information its others, let us consider some of
the benefits expected from the completion of
All must admit that a very large portion of
our most Valuable trade has been cut off from
trS bV the C. Road, .Now the only way to
regafii that trade is to go to.rthe - X. C. Rdad
after it ; and fortunately for ns, it so happens
tnat the coal fields are directly in our way,
placed there as it were to aid us iu our efforts.
Wc cannot get to the X. C .-Road without
getting first to the coal fields; and - once there
we are certain to go on, and once' there very
much of our trade would flow -back to us. Our
old customers who now haul their produce from
10 to 40 miles to the X. C. Road, would haul
the same distance to our Road at Deep I&ver,
and come down to their old market, where!they
know everybody and everybody knows Iheni
mi. ?ii .i t . . . -
Aiu.s nouiu oe ine oeginnuig or our commer
cial advantages. The advantages to result
from the development of the coal and iron are
many ana various, and cannot fail to suggest
themselves to every mind. We are at "present
chiefly interested in knowing the quantities and
value; the quantity as bearing upon the trans
portation of our road; the value as bearing
upon the amount of exchange we may expect
from our position, and the facilities which our
Banks can afford.
The amount of exchange in which we are
interested, and which must be paid out and left
in the State for our beuefit aMd that of the
whole State, (no matter who may own the
mines and realize the net profits,) will be just
equal to the cost of mining, transportation,
shipping, ic. On coal this would be $4 per
ton, and on iron ct least $20 per ton. If 500,-
000 tons of coal were shipped, $2,000,000 of
exchange would have to be created. If 50,-
000 tons of iron were shipped, $1,000,000 of
exchange. We have four Banks, and will be
within two hdurs of the makers of this exchange,
and a large part of the money will be paid out
iii this place. It is certain theu that three
fourths or nine-tenths of the exc hange will go
into our Banks. This is exclusive of the profits
of mining which will acme to such owners of
mines as reside in this State.
The following data as to quantity were ob
tained from Prof. EnimOns, (as he had them
frOm actual rrieasurmeut of the different veins in
the Shaft at -Egypt,') and the calculations were1
made in his presence and had his approval.
The first vein reached, of iron ore, is the'
nrgillaceous oxide, 6 feet thick and about 380
feet from the surface. This will give 18,000,
000 tons of ore to the square mile, which will
yield (5,000,000 tons of railroad iron, and that
at $40 per ton Would yield $240,000,000.
Seventy feet bcloW this is a vein of 4 feet
coal, then Black tiand ore; then coal again,
then Black Band, making in all six feet of
each,,Or 10,000,000 tdns Black Band and six
million tons of cOal. Black Baud is the ore
from which the celebrated Scotch pig iron is
made; and it has never been discovered (out of
Scotland) except Oil Deep River. Eighteen
million tons of this ore will yield 6,000,000 of
Scotch pig, now worth in N. York $321 per
ton; but put it at $20, and we have $120,000,
00. The 0,000,000 tons of coal at $8 per
ton (it is now worth in Charleston $12,) would
be forty-eight millions; making iu all $408,
000,000 in value, d:d 18,000,000 tons of trans
portation for or e square" mile; and the Professor
thinks that from 60 to 100 square miles are so
Hear what he says as to the facilities for the
manufacture of iron ou Deep River from this
coal and iron.
"But one word more respecting facilities for
the manufacture of iron upon the Deep River.
It has been supposed that Pennsylvania must
enjoy a monopoly in the manufacture of this in
dispensable, metal, in consequence of the extent
of her possessions, and the vast amount of,
anthracite which she can employ. Of the ex
tent of her resources in this respect no one can
doubt. She can make iron cheaply by her
anthracite, but no cheaper than it can be made
on Deep river by bituminous coal or coke; and
coke made iron will be as good as that made
by charcoal, in consequence of the purity of
the bituminous coal on Deep rivet. And in
the manufacture of coke, I believe products
of distilatiou may be obtained which will
more than pay the cost of making the coke.
But this is a matter to be tried, and does
not properly come in for consideration now.
What I wish to say is, that in the coal of
Deep river, the manufaturer ling all the ma
terial he can want for this purpose; and as a
better article of iron can be made from cOal
than by anthracite, then( in a district of equal
extent, Xorth Carolina has advantages over
Pcnnsylvani, for the manafacture of iron. In
nfnnf rkf nine T rnnno, 1 1 . . 4 T . 1 i . ...
" "- ivjjuoi nimniic nag i5, I lie
peculiar ore of the coal field, 2cL The mag
netic, specnlar and palaeozoic rocks iu immedi
ate proximity; 3d. The use of Coke by which
to make the iron; 4th A fine agricultural
region for the cereals, and 5th. A milder
climate and rivers both for moving machinery
aud trasportation, which is unobstructed iii the
winter The coast of living, ain the means
for conducting the business, will be much
cheaper. These advantages are too obvious to
require comment or farther explanation "
And he might have added, that there is no
iron ana coal regeion in Pennsylvania or odt of
it, that can be reached so cheaply by rail roads
Isow if one-tenth part of these calculations and
and advantages are true, (we believe the whole
of them are) it is enough for us. It is enough
to satisfy us that the coal and iron are there in
abundance, and that- they will be worked
whenever a way to market is opened Our
road isawayin fact it is tht way, and we
should devote all of our energies to its earlv
It is A way because it is the shortest, the
quickest, the cheapest and the most certain
It is cheaper by half than any other Rrailroad
TUE WOnTIi C.fidtilifUi,
that can be prqjectedv-Jt is shorter"' by half,
tyiiicket, rriore certain and fully a cheap as by
Deep River nsyigatiftft eeif be. - But men of ex
perience Jtaf Wat coal cannot be transported
from this place (6 Wilmington for less than 75
cts. per toiiT IF that belb with fereXavigation
it must cost at least $1,. from. the mine to this
place by the locks and dam, making $1,15 for
transportation, to this add 50 cts. per ton (a
trifle less thn is paid oh the Schuylkill Navi
gation for tolls) and "yon. have $2.25. By the
road the coal can be broajrht to this place for
$1,00 per ton, from here Ito Wilmington for 75
cts. and 25 cts. for continences "rnaking $2.00
per ton from the mines to' Wilminartn-s-25 cts.
per ton less, and more haadily than by the Riv
er, for the lime of onr Road "reaches down into
the valley of Deep River with a crrade of ohlv
30 ft. lo the mile, (whlfh is the maximnnr jrrade
on the whole line.) The-side tracks can be
run right up to the pits; and the coat dumped
immediately into the en re J and the same mo-
tive power that takes the-trains from the point
of loadintr. will brinsr thfm to the River at
Fayetteville. when the. coal can be dnmped in
to a boat. ThiR can be Wine in four hours from
the time of leaving the nines, -which is at least
24 honrs sooner than it fan Ie done by the
Deep River navieatioB. iTnc procesT. of; load
ing' the rKntat TlfeerHRie ana at this place
are precisely alike. In 'bma calces the coal fs
carried from the mines' to the T?oats by Rail
road. Xow if the; shafts or slopes are opened
on the Bank of the River nor can they be
they are and must be from of a mile to five
miles from the river, the only difference there is
in the distnnee from the shaft to the Boat. In
one case the coal is transported 40 miles by
Rail, avoiding the changes and delays of a lock
and dam navigation, and saving from 24 to 48
hours. " In the other ease it. is transported from
J to 5 miles by Rail and then has to "encoun
ter this navigation There is no more handling
or transhipment in one--case ' than the other.
We have then nothing to fear from the com
petition of any line that can be projected. If
the mines are worked we are certain of as much
transportation as we want. And if we have
that, orir stock will be the best pay'ng stock in
the conn try. Xo other mode of transportation
has yet been constructed to a coal bason at a
less cost than $5,000,000. And yet from ac-
i V . . ..
tuai survey ana caictii uion, our very compe
tent Engineer reports that for $1,000,000 our
road can be built complete, and equipped so
that it will transport 500,000 tons of coa per
annum. Xow, at the very moderate rate of $1
per ton on this we. have $500,000, as the gross
receipts from coal alone. From this deduct
50 per cent., or one half which is more than
the average on all roads in the country for
wear and tear, expenses and keeping the road
in thorougli repair, and we have $250,000, as
the net profit; which is 25 percent, on the cost.
The actual average cost of transportation of
coal on the Reading -Road for the last five
venrs was 69-100 of a cent per ton per mile.
This includes everything; all kinds of expen
ses and k eepfifg t Hro?f-Wn y and machinery
in perfect order. Off onr road, in conseque
of the grade and single track, it would cost
something more, say one 'cent per ton per mile.
On that road, the actual cost being only 69
100 of a cent per ton per mile, they are obliged
to charge 2 J cents per ton per mile to enable
them to make a dividend of 6 per cent on their
immense capital of $23,000,000. If the coal
transported on that road, which is worth from
$4 to $6 per ton, will bear 2 cts. per mile
for 93 miles, the coal (to be transported on our
road, worth from $8 to $12 pcr.ton will certain
ly bear 2J cts. per mile for 42 miles. From this
take the actual cost of 1 ct. per milo, and you
have H ctR. per mile of net profit, which on
the length of our road wonld give you 63 cts.
per ton. Thus 500,000 tons would yield 37
cts. per mile of net profit, which on the length
of our Road would give you 63 cts. per ton.
Thus 500,000 tons wonld yield 37 per cent.
on the cost of the Koad. This calculation
works out better than the other; but either is
good enough, and the common argument, a
gainst calculated profits, (viz: that they have
so often failed,) will not apply to this road. All
the roads that have been projected in the
Southern States, have based their calculations
of business and profits upon the gradual devel
opment of the agricultural resources of the coun
try through which they pass.and upon the travel
mail pay, fcc, in the amount of which they
have most generally been deceived, and having
nothing else to rely on, their figures have fail
ed. But in our case, in addition to all these
resources, which other roads have, and whicl
have not been taken into the account, we have
all of the inexhaustible quantities of coal and
iron, which are even now ready to.be transport
ted. ' :: , -
The capitalist then, and .the people of the
Town and County, and the Town and County
themselves, may safely count upon a rich re
turn from their investment. But the people of
the Town and County may expect and will re
ceive 'ranch, tery much, greater benefits than
dividends. The simple expenditure of the a
mount of mouey necessary to build the road,
Will add very much to the trade and to the val
ue of all the products of the County- But the
completion of the Road will enhance the value
f their property beyond any conception. From
the experience of other places, it is safe to say,
that in five yeafs from the completion of the
road, town property will have advanced 100 per
cent, aud county property 50 per cer t. It may
not not be too much to say; that the increased
valne of town property alone, will be more than
the whdle cost df the road. By the building of
the road, OUf trade, which is now languishing,
will be Vevived. and our banks, being strength'
ened by the exchange they will receive, will be
able to extend their discounts.- Enterprise of
all kinds will be stimulated, and tre will soon
be a new people a people with full confidence
inonrselves a confidence which will not al
low ns to stop at Deep River, bnt will take ns
on until we tap the X. C. Road, and recover
FAETTV U, W. C.
the trade we have lost,- chiefly by our own libe -
rality, and b oirr confidence in the liberality of
others. ; '
That we wiH recover the lost trade, and the
trade which fftf? bee'n vastly increased since we
lost it,' by tire stimulus of the X. C. Road, is
beyond a doubt, for by orir Road there will be
a saving of 150 wiles of -Railroad transport';!
tiou ovev ativ other route, on all the nrodncts
t j r , V
west of the point of intersection with the X. C.
Rojad, which is equal to I6 cts. per bushel on
wheat. And the people of Western X. C. will
not submit to that tax for the sake of keeping
up the X. C. road or any other road. They
will seek the nearest market, for nine oiit of
ten will tell you that the nearest market is the
best for the farmer. Having reached the X. C.
Road, aivd having turned back the trade enr
rent into its natural channel, and finding that
instead of losintr our money (as some said we
would) it is paying ns four-fold, and in many
ways, we will step across and strike riht np
the valley of the Yadkin in the direction of tfie
plaster beds and salt works of Virginia, throw
ing out as we go along -a branch to the Lime
kilns and Iron mines of Stokes.
We have an abiding confidence that these an
ticipations will soon be realized; for, by our a
mended Charter Counties .can subscribe.. We
have called noon Cumberland to take $100,000.
And judging Atom the views expressed, and I
nie jrumj anu HiiitiiiiiM nciicm laaeu uy me
Magistrates in ordering an efection." there can
be no don bt about the subscription being made.
Aud it Cumberland comes to the rescue and
;uts her shonlder to the wheel we are safe.
$150,000, in addition to what we have, will
complete the grading and bridging, furnish
the cross-ties, and put the road-)fay in readiness
for the iron. That done, we Can have iu diffi
culty in negotiating our bonds for the superstruc
ture and rolling stock. The prospects of our
1 . .v I . i I . .., . r . . i . G.t . . .: 1 1
for our bond a ready sale. And the large div-
menus we can earn will soon enable us to pay
them on, aud w leave ns with a property that
will pay 50 instead of 25 per cent.
Let ns then push on the work with vigor,, and
accomplish what has not yet been accomplished
in Xorth Carolina without State aid.
C. B. MALLETT, President.
Fayettkviixe, March 12, 1857.
At a meeting of the citizens of Fayetteville,
assembled at the Town Hall pursuant td the
call of the Mayor, on motion,
A. A. McKcthan, Esq., Mayor pro em. was
called to the chair, aid A. McLean appointed'
On motion of A. J. O'Hanlon, Esq.
The following Committee was appointed, to
report for the action of the meeting, viz: A.
J. O'Hanlon, E. J Hale, Maj. W. Draughon,
Capt. J II. Cook, John McRae, Esq., who
reported the following
Whereas, We have learned that our distin
guiscd and esteemed fellow citizen, the Honor
able James C. Dobbin, will arrive in this place
on Saturday next: and whereas we are desirous
to bid him welcome home with some marks of
our high respect for him as a statesman, who
has reflected"-honor upon himself, upon the
country, and upon -his uutive State and - tuiin,
by his admirable administration of the Xavy
Department for the last four 3-cars: And
whereas -we feci peculiar pride in him as our
friend and townsman, who in all his high posi
tions has cherished for this community an un
changed feeling of affection and lively interest:
Therefore Resolved, That for the purpose of
expressing to him our sense of the honor he
has reflected especially upon his native town,
and of awarding to him that approval which is
alike due to unbending integrity and unswer
ving fidelity in the discharge of duty, w'e
tender to him upon his arrival a public recep
tion. Resolved. That a Committee of Thirteen be
appointed to make all necessary arrangements
for carrying into effect the desire of this meet
On motion of John Waddill, Esq.: Resolved
that the Committee of Arrangements be in
structed to invite the Inde. L. I. Co., the La.
F. L. I., and the Fay. Cadets, to unite in the
The Chair appointed the following Com
mittee: E. J. Hale. John McRae, C. T. Hnigh, E.
L Winslow, J. W. Pearce, S. W. Tillinghast,
A. J. O'Hanlon, T. S. Lutterloh, J. W. Sand
ford, C. B. Mallett, Maj. W. Draughon, Capt.
J. II. Cook, and A. McLean.
On motion of E. J. Hale, the Chairman of
this meeting, A. A. McKethan, Esq., was pla
ced at the head cf the Committee.
A. A. McK ETHAN, Ch'n.
A. McLeax, Sec'y.
At a meeting of the Committee of Arrange
ment, held immediately after the adjournment
of the Town Meeting, it was resolved,
1st: That a salute of 32 guns be fired at.
the River, on the arrival of the Magnolia.
id That the Committee of Arrangement,
With the Citizens and Military, repair ro the
wharf, upon Mr Dobbin's arrival, and escort
him td the Town Heuse, under the direction of
Major- d'Uanioii, Marshal, with such Assist
ants as he m.iy select.
3d. That E. J. Hale, Esq., be requested to
deliver an Address of welcome at the East front
of the Town House.
4th. That the Procession then escort Mr
Dobbin to Ills residence on Hay Monht.
A. A. McK ETHAN Ch'n,
A. McLean, Sec'y.
The following is the Address of the Cdmroit
tee and tha response of Mr Dobbin i
To the Hon. J. C. Dobbin:
Sir: The duty assigned ns, hy the citizens of
Fayetteville, of tendering to you a cordial we 1
come to your home in their midst, would indeed
be a most agreeable one, if we could adequately
express their feelings and onr own, of respect
for the public servant, and of affection for the
private individual, wl"Sire are proud to ,cal
purfejlow citizen. . . y
It is meet that the peopfe shonld honor
those who have faithfully discharged public du
ties, who have used' power without abasing it,
1 who have aonght to' attain-nd mere private ends.
at the public expense. Too; sir, have .done more
than this. You have sd tempered authority
with kindnesS,O b!edea moderation with firm-:
ness, to have secured universal respect among.
the gaJJaftt spirits ffhenVybu have commanded!
fliirii., ttiv mt ffjif v:-r You have not
Aiilv m--k?tkt ,ir: ttrvrvr nfru'l ll)IHft at hOIUC. i11
; vonr hlovrel 3fRh-' Carolina. -but have estab
lished an enviable- reputation throughout tin;
j broad Union, mid rveiv that part of Europ
! where American anteriority' is most unwilling!
It becomes us, therefore, td" welcome tl
faithful and efficient and self sac?i6cing publi
servant, who surrenders the seals of e-ffies wit
integrity as unsullied as his fame is bdH;an
and enduring. "
But yon stand in a nearer relation to-ns. I
we honor you as a public 'man, we love you
a friend. Those among us whose heads hav
been touched by the f rosts of Time, remembe
your earlv years, so abounding in all that i
exemplary, so rich in promise of a noble caree
of honor, and usefulness. "The Boy was Fath
er to the Man You have blighted no hoj
theji formed by your fiiends.'discarded no rigl
principle then nurtured iu your young nun
Political life, that rock on which so ma
reputations have foundered, has but illuihii
ted an integrity which, however-" rare : among
political 'men in other "sections of 'the -country'
is characteristic of those of Xorth Carolina,
and warmly cherished by her people.
With- such recollections of your boyhood,
your manhood, and your ma turer years, yonr
fellow citizens of Fayetteville with one heart
welcome you Home! And with one voice
implore the Disposer of all events that it may
be to vou for mauv. mauv years, a Home of
Health and Happiness!
We have the honor to be.
Your friends and fellow citizens,
K. J. HALE,
JOHX II. COOK,
J. W. l'KARCE.
SAM' Ij W. TILLINGHAST,
CHARLES T. HA1G1I,
A. A. McK ETH AN,
A J O'HANLON.
C 15 MALLETT,
J V SAXDFORD.
KDW'D'LEE WINSLOW. "
Fayetteville, March 14, 1857.
Saturday Evexixc, March 14. 1857.
Gemtemkn": Your letter of "welcome home
again," just handed to me, is so cordial cloth
ed so richly in the glowing language, not of
mere kindness, but of a regard approaching
enthnsiaero; so touching in its allusion to my
humble personal career from the days of my
boyhood to the present time, that 1 am too
full of emotion to reply to it.
Although gladdened and comforted with the
conviction that I have struggled arduously to
serve well my country I cannot but fear that
yon have doue me-more tlian justice, and ap
plauded, me beyond . my merit;. But, my
friends, this is our own home affair,- this is a
family matter and instead of a formal "glad
to see vou home once more," the members of
the family choose to obey the impul?es of
generous hearts and warmly erabrace a returned
brother after a four years' absence. This
lieartv greeting from home friends and neigh
bors, accompanied by an approval and admira
tion of my conduct as a public servant, is, I
assure you, to me above all prk-e. The record
of it shall be filed in my unpretending little
family archives, to be read and prized hereafter
by my children.
With profound sincerity I state, that I ac
cepted the trust which President Pierce so un
expectedly tendered me, with nnaiTected diffi
dence, beeanse I trembled lest I niight not do
justice to my State, which I well knew aud had
within her limits eminent and exper.cnceu
statesmen, who could iot only 'do much more
to sustain her reputation than myself, but by
their abilty fling aronnd her name additional
halo. This feeling of State pride animated me
to redoubled energy. The approbation of the
people of my own State, I felt, would gratify
me above all else. Well, therefore, can you
imagine how keenly, how deeply, I feel these
manifestations of appoval and. satisfaction by
the people of my own State. Joyously, and
with a light heart indeed, have I surrendered
the cares and responsibilities and pride of office.
Gladly do I return once more to my native
State, always dearer to persons who have had
opportunity to compare her, "in all. her quali
ties," with others. Her soil is fertile, her mines
inexhaustible, her water power abundant, her
air balmy and healthful, her geographical posi
tion desirable, viewed in connection with either
foreign or domestic trouble, and above all, her
population (in my opinion) is the best in the
world. In-such a State I -am willing to live
or to die.
But my very great debility is warning me
that I am attempting too much, and must close.
I thank yon, gentlemen, for the very kind
and gratifying manner in which you .have dis
charged your duty. I still love the old Town.
Uorn in sight of Cross Creek, and within hear
ing of the sound of the old Eccles Mill, I shall
still love to linirer near those haunts; lo wau-
der along the gay banks of that lovely stream,
and gaze upon the wall of the old mill, which
will yet be as lively and clatter as merrily as
ever, iins oiu town win yet iook young ana 1
proud again.. If God should allow a fluttered
constitution to be repaired, I shall be" found in
your midst, helping to do the work.
I have the honor to subscribe myself, very
sincerely aud truly, your f fiend and obedient
J. O. DOBBIN.
To Messrs. E J Hale, J-ohn MeRae, T S Lut
terloh, J II Cook, J W Pearce, S W Til
linghast, C T Haigh,' W DTaaghon, A A Mc
Kethan, A J O'Hanlon, C B Mallett, J W.
Sandford, E L Winslow, A McLean, Com.
" AilmFni'straior of John M
aTlm-U at auction, at his lute resilience in Ihiruett.
County, commencing 0:1 th- '2l "it" April next itii'l con-'
I initiiif? frmn day to clay, till is solit. tin; whole of
his personal property, excepting; Nem o, s ;nwl the por
tion whtch may be allotted to his widow lor lier year's
Among the property to he soM are,
Eleven Head of Horses and Mules.
Some 100 bbls. of Corn;
Some 6000 lbs. Bacon, of superior quality;-
Tome 30 Stacks of Fodcer;
About 80 Head of Cattle;
About 200 Head of llogs;
A family Carriage, and Buggy;'
Two Timber and 4 other Wagons";
31 wo Carfsf
One Piano Fortej
10-shores of stock in tile Cumberland Acnik-
inv. unit of'tlie l'hilosopical Apparatus ).e!fiij;iii;
to the same; and a great varietsot other valuable pro
A"erelit of 6 months will be given, the purchaser
giving bond with approved security.
On thr 3d day of4April I shall hire out at Auction
for the remainder oV the year, the SKIiltdlOS belong
ing to the Estate. Terms made kuow u on the day of
The undersigned has als been appointed Adminis
trator tie bum's non, w ith the will annexed. t John
McNeil), Sr.; and he hereby notifies all persons having
claims against either estate, to present them duly au
thenticated, within the tiuie prescribed, by law, other
wise this notice will ). pleaded in bat- of their recov
ery. He refjuesfs all persons indebted to either estate to
make payment at an early day.
The Corn. Fodder. Slock'jtc 011 the intestate's
Farms on the Cape Fear river.will be sold where they
are. after the conclusion of the sale at the home plan
tation. JONATHAN WOR'l'll.
March 21, 1857. 41
STILL FOR SALE.
At less than one-third its original cost, ' of tho
best 3D bbl. STILLS in the cra'ny. I4 c-.-.n be seen at
Hv establishment. A-.- A. .McK ETHAN.
March 21, 1C.1. 42-4.
The subscriber offurs 12fi acres of LAN1 for
li is well timbered and has good buildings, till
It lies within one mileaud a half of St. f I'auls,
joins, the l&uds of liev. W. II. W'illisand others.
The terms will be liberal, and can bo known by
dressing the subscriber I Laurel Hill. N C or (im
plying to A McN Currle, 1-j at St I'unls, w ho is
thorized to negotiate respecting the property.
Laurel Hill N C. i. 1. .Mcl'HKKS O
March 21, 17, -12-2t
AH those indebted to James McPhers n are reques
ted to come forward and pay up immed ulelv.
C W. I. GOLUSTON. Trii, tie.
March 21, 157. 42-Gt
AY KITE VU-Aj K M A 11 K KT.
Cfurrcctcil weekly for the JXorlh Carolinian,
March' 21, 1857.
liACON. per lb
COFFEE, per lb
COTTON, per lb
COTTON GAUGING, per yard
COTTON Y AliN. per lb, Nos. 5 to 10,
UOMKSTIC GOODS, per yard
F'LOUlt, per barrel
GRAIN, per bushel
Corn, - Wheat,
LAKT). per Iby
Sl'lUlTS per gallon
13 0 134
iii f is
14 ('"J l.
00 (,c, 1 7
7i () 8
10 ( lui
7 50 00
6' 70 (e.
g ;;o (i, o oo
5 uo o oo
(0 l 20
(t, 1 (.
(, 1 10
Apple do. new
X. C. Whiskey,
NAILS, ;ut, per keg
IRON, per lb.
Kweedes, common bar
WOOL, per lb
' TALLOW, per lb
HIDES, pir lb
LEAD, er liy
Liverpool, per jncir,.
Alum, per bushel,
MOIL ASSES, per t'allon
SCG-All, per lb
Loaf and crushed,
00 (7?; 1 00
65 (7i) 70
55 (j u.7
;" (", 7i
4 7.V n 0 till
n f-i, do!
7 V "
17 (a) 1H
11 , 13
If, fi; oic
H (:v "
1 ?5 (?, 00
00 (u-j 0!)
50 cr. 62 '.
(f, f, it
irlean?. 11 1?
i (: 4i
fi to h
t P 7
REMARKS. Racon We advance onr figure?.
Cotton Although the latt three arrival from En -rope
shown a decline, yet no cSargft is perct-sved in
our market. We therefore coufinne former fearer..
F'Vour No change worthy of notice.
Corn Steadv and lirffl.
WliMIXGTON M ARKET, March 10, 1S."T
Virgiir and yel;ow Turpentine 2 40. hard i 50.
thing doing io SpiritH and Rosin. Tar I 30. Corn
77 to 77.- At New York. Southern Flonr heavy and
lower, C 60'to-Sfi. Cotton depressed and unsettled.
Spirits Turpentine 47 to 48. Rosia quiet; No. 2, S2 to
2 12, At Cheraw, Cotton ! J to 13. Cacoa I2j to -
Corn 30 to $1. Flour $7 to 7 23.