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2. Resolved, That so much of the President.
Message as relates to the foreign and diplomatic
affairs of the United States in their intercouse
with all other nations, he referred to a select com
mittee. 3. Jicsolved, That so rrntch of the President'
Message as relates to the Florida, and the organ
ization of a Territorial ovenm.ent for therr he
referred to the committee on the Judiciary.
4. licsolved, That so much of the President's
Message as concerns the revenue and finances
of the United States he referred to the commit
tee of Ways and Means.
5. He&olved, That so much of the President's
Message as relates to Manufactures and the pro.
motion of National Industry, be referred to tin;
committee on Manufactures.
6. Resolved, That so much of the President's
Message as concerns the military establishment
and fortifications, be referred to a select commit
tee. 7. Resolved, That so much of the President's
Message as relates to the naval establishment; ; pre-vements be instructed to inquire into the ex
its gradual increase; the repairs and construe- pediencv of discharging- the late Kngineer or
tion of vessels of war ; the protection of our whether it will be profitable for the ate to con
trade in the Mediterranean and on the high seas tinue hIm any lon in scrvice. Adopted.
aerainst the IJarbary powers, and against an pi-
ratical depredations, be referred to a select com
pnrfilations. he rcterred to a acieci com-
8. Resolved, That so much of the President's
Message as relates to the Slave Trade, be refer
red to a select committee.
9. Resolved, That the said select committees
have leave to report by bill or otherwise.
The four first resolutions were succes
sively adopted. The fifth being under
consideration, Mr. JZdivards, of North Car
olina, moved to amend the same bv strik
ing therefrom the words " and the promo
tion of national industry," which, after
some discussion thereon, was lost, and
the fifth and sixth resolutions were sever
ally adopted.
Mr. Sawyer moved to insert in the se
venth resolution, after the word " jledi
terranean," the words 44 Pacific Ocean,"
which was carried, and the resolution was
adopted without further amendment.
The eighth and ninth resolutions were
also adopted, when the committee rose,
reported progress, and obtained leave to
sit again.
In the House, Mr. Wright moved the
same amendment of the fifth resoluion
that had been proposed in the committee
of the whole, which was negatived.
Mr. Rich moved to insert the words
"suppression of," before the words" slave
trade," in the 8th resolution, which was
agreed to, and the House concurred in the
report of the committee of the whole
"without further amendment.
On motion, ordered that when this
House do adjourn, it adjourn until Abn
day next.
The House then adjourned.
Friday, dfx. 7 On motion of Mr.
Boddie, the Judiciary Committee were
instructed to inquire into the expediency
of passing a law to prevent free negroes
and mulattoes from coming to and seUle
ing in this Slate.
Saturday, dec. 8. A message was
received from the Commons, proposing
to ballot for Public Treasurer and Public
Printer, nominating Jonn Haywood and
Thomas Henderson for those officers. A
ballot took place accordingly, and those
gentlemen were elected.
MONDAY, dec. 10. Mr. Spaight, from
the judiciary committee, to whom was
referred a resolution to inquire into the
expediency of passing an act authorizing
the judges to deputize persons to execute
-writs, and reported a bill to provide for
the execution of process when there shall
be no proper officer to execute the same,
which passed its first reading.
The following bills were presented :
Mr. Lamb, a bill to repeal an act pass
ed at lest session, directing the manner in
which property levied on by Sheriffs and
Constables shall be sold hereafter.
Mr. Williamson, a bill to alter the mode
of removing suits from the courts of Equi
ty to the Supreme court.
Mr. Person, a bill to repeal an act pass
ed last session, for the relief of honest debt
ors. Which bills passed their first reading.
On motion of Mr. Deberry, the judi
ciary committee were instructed to in
quire into the expediency of providing by
law for the payment of witnesses, who
may be compelled to attend trials in civil
cases before justices of the peace out of
court, and at an inconvenient distance from
their residence.
The bill to authorize the county courts
of the several counties in the state to ap
point committees of Finance, after under
going considerable discussion and amend
ment, passed its second reading.
tuesdw, dec. 1 1.- On motion of Mr.
Person, the following resolution was
adopted :
Resolved, by the Senate and House of Com
mons, that a select joint committee be instructed
to inquire into the expediency of establishing a
new Hank, to belong- entire ly'to the State, with
such provisions as may have a tendency to re
lieve the pecuniary distresses of the people, and
that they report by hill, &c.
The Senate took up the bill to author
ize the county courts in each of the coun
ties to appoint a committee of Finance.
After some debate, motion was made to
postpone the bill indefinitely, which was
neu:.tivct!-39 votes to 20? The bill then
pasAe.d4 it s third reading 32 to 25.
WEDNESDAY, DT C . 12. Mr. Puffin,
from the committee appointed to superin
tend the balloting for counsellors of State,
reported, that Wm. tilackledge, Thomas
Wynns, Gideon. Alston, David Gillespie,
Theophilus Laccy, and Thomas Kenan
were duly elected : One other counsel
lor remained to be elected.
The following bills passed their third
and last readings in this House, and were
ordered to be engrossed :
The bill to provide for the execution of
process when there shall be no proper of
ficer in the county to execute the same.
The bill to alter the mode of removing
suits from the courts of Equity to the Su
preme Court ; and
The bill to extend the time for the reg
istration of grants, Sic.
Mr. Prink presented the following res
olution :
Resolved, that the mmniittrf rm Im-
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presented by Mr. Williamson, on the sub
ject of calling a convention, were com
mitted to the whole, and made the order
j of the day for Tuesday next.
Mr. Peebles presented a bill to compel
Constables to pay over money by them
collected on Judgments.
Mr. M'Leary presented a bill better to
regulate the County Court of Mecklen
burg. Each read the first time.
William Davidson, of Mecklenburg,
was appointed the 7th counsellor of state.
Friday, dec. 7. Mr. Graves, from
the committee appointed to wait on Gov.
Holmes, to inform him. of his election,
reiortcd, That he would attend to be
qualified this day at 12 o'clock. At
which hour he attended in the Commons'
H ill, and the usual oaths of office were
administered to him by Chief Justice
Taylor, in presence of the members of
both Houses.
Mr. M'Comb presented a petition from
sundry inhabitants of the counties of Ire
dell, Cabarrus and Mecklenburg, praying
for the discontinuance of the new road
between Concord and Beatie's Ford.-
On motion of Mr. Cowan, the commit
tee appointed to inquire what alterations
are necessary in the salary of the Secre
tary of State, were instructed to inquire
whether any, and what alterations are ne
cessary in the fees of the Clerks of the
Superior Courts.
A message was received from Gover
nor Franklin, inclosing an act of the legis
lature of Tennessee, ratifving the boun
dary between that state and this Refer'd.
The bill to alter the method of proving
book debts, was, on motion of Mr. Slade,
indefinitely postponed, by 68 votes to 48.
Saturday, dec 8. On motion of Mr.
Alston, the Public Treasurer was direct
ed to lay before this house a particular
account and statement of the receipts and
disbursements of the Board of Internal
Improvements for the last two years, up
to the 26th November, 1821, stating the
amount advanced from the Public Treas
ury, and the amount paid out of the funds
for Internal Improvements.
The following bills were introduced :
By Mr. Fisher, a bill concerning the
town of Salisbury.
Mr. Collins, in pursuance of a petition,
a bill to repeal part of an act passed last
session, for the better regulation of the
county courts of Rutherford, Burke and
Mr. Hillman. from the committee to
whom was referred the reports and reso
lutions of Maryland and New-Hampshire,
:c. on the object of appropriating public
lands for the purpose of education among
the several states, reported in favor of a
concurrence with the proposition. The
report was concurred with, and ordered
to be printed.
Mr. Stanly, from the judiciary com
mittee, reported a bill to preserve the
right of trial by jury in suits at common
law, when the value in controversy shall
exceed twenty dollars, which passed its
first reading.
The Speaker laid before the House a
CommunicaMon from the Public Treas
urer, inclosing the following statement of
the affairs of the State Bank, regretting
that he had it not in his power, at present,
to transmit a like statement in relation to
the Bank of Newborn and Cape Fear ;
but expected to hear shortly from them
on the subject :
General Statement of the State Rank of
jXorth-Ccrolina, J"ov. 20, 1821.
Specie, S533.25S 92
Foreign notes, 77,879 50
Hills of exchange, 28,279 57
Bonds discounted, 2,940,592 18
Due from other Banks, 669,513 66
Heal estate, includingbank buildings, 128,630 18
Due for stock, by the state and
Bank stock, taken for debts,
State currencv,
m 9
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94,556 11
31,764 97
S4.521.P15 l;
Stock subscribed,
Notts in circulation,
Subscription to new stock,
1,978,331 89
531,608 80
266,522 15
Due to other banks,
Dividends unpaid.
General profit and loss, (out of which
the present dividend is tobe paid,) 137,015 29
S4,521,Q15 15
Due to stockholders who subscribed fyr more
shares than they obtained.
This report and statement were order
ed to be printed.
Monday, dec 10. Mr. Henry from
the committee on that part of the Gover
nor's message in relation to pecuniary
embarrassments, reported a bill to amend
an act passed last session, for the relief of
honest debtors.
The following bills were also introdu
ced :
Mr. M'Neill, a bill to repeal part of 1st
section of an act passed in 1817, direct
ing a road to be. laid out and opened from
Fctyctteville to Morganton, and also, part
of the 1st and 2d sections of an act pass
ed in 1816 on the same subject.
Mr. Hawks, a bill to amend the guar
dian laws of this State.
Mr. Blackledgc, a bill to alter the mode
of electing Sheriffs, and to vest the right
of election in the free people of the sev
eral counties.
The above bills passed their first read
ing. Mr. Clement, from the committee to
whom had been referred the bill to divide
the county of Rowan, returned the bill
without amendment. It passed its first
Mr. Hillman from the joint committee
to whom was referred the resolution in
structing them to inquire into the expe
diency of amending the several laws es
tablishing the Superior Courts, reported
a bill to amend and extend an act passed
in 1806, establishing the present court
system, by providing relief for the coun
ties in which the suits may so accumulate
as they cannot be tried at the regular terms
of those courts. The bill passed its first
Mr. Stanly, from the judiciary commit
tee, reported a bill directing the time and
place of sale of lands and slaves under
execution; which passed its first reading.
Tuesday, dec. 11 Mr. M'Comb,
from the committee to whom was refer
red the petition of sundry inhabitants of
Iredell, Cabarrus and Mecklenburg, re
ported a bill to alter a part of the State
road laid out according to the act of 1817.
Mr. Barringer, from the Committee of
Finance, reported a hill to provide a Rev
enue for the year 1 822 ; also, a bill impos
ing an annual tax on Stud Horses and Jack
Mr. Henry presented the following res
olution :
"Whereas, the Navigation Act passed by the
Congress of the United States on the 18th of
April, 1818, countervailing- the operation of the
Navigation Acts of Great Britain upon our trade
with the West India Islands, has not produced
the effect intended of compelling her to either
relax or abandon her Colonial System ; but has,
on the contrarv, had the effect of destroying an
indispensable and lucrative trade theretofore ex
isting between this State and the British West
Indies : Whereupon,
Resolved, That our Senators and Representa
tives in Congress be instructed to use their en
deavours to have the said act repealed.
Ordered, that said resolution lie on the
table till Mondav next.
Mr. Fisher presented the following res
olutions :
1. Resolved by the General Assembly of J.'orth
Carolina, That the representation of the people
of this State in both branches of the Legisla
ture, under the present Constitution, is greatly
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unequal, unjust, anci anti-Kepumican.
2. Resolved, That the Constitution outdit to
be so amended as that each citizen of the State
should have an equal share in the rights of rep
resentation upon the principle of free white pop
ulation and taxatio";, or of free white population,
including three-fifths of all other persons.
o. J lerrjore, Jiesolr-ed, that, at the next elec-
tion for Members of Assembly, that the people drawn. Having secured Mr. Barrv and
of this State, who are entitled to vote for Mem-J his wife, the villains commenced plunder
hers of the House of Commons, be invited to f . , x , , 1 -
vote at the said election, whether thev are in j ,n" the bouse, and took off about S60 in
favor of a Convention, or not, by writing on I money, three silver watches, jewelry, See.
their ticket, Convention or A o Convention. j It is hoped these fellows may be speedily
4. Resolved, that the Sheriff of each county in
this State, or other returning officers, be and
they are hereby directed immediately after the
next election to ascertain the number of votes
given for or against a Convention : and to make
out a correct statement thereof, and transmit the
same to the Governor, to be laid before the next
Ordered, that the above resolution be the or
der of the day for Thursday next.
Mr. Shaw presented the petition of
James Clark and others, of Orange, on
the subject of licensed Grog Shops. Re
ferred to a select committee, consisting of
Messrs. Shaw, Moore, M'Lean, J. L. Hill
and Joiner.
Mr. McDowell presented a bill to in
corporate the Rutherford Agricultural
Society. Mr. Shde, a bill to amend an
act passed in 1817, to compel owners of
water mills, on public roads, to keep in
repair their bridges. Read the first time
and passed.
Mr. Fisher, from the committee on the
subject, reported a bill in favor of increas
ing the salary of the Secretary of State
S200. Read the first time.
The bill authorizing the County Courts
to grant licenses to erect gates across pub
lic roads, passed its third reading, and
was ordered to be engrossed.
Received from the Senate a resolution
proposing to appoint a select joint com
mittee to inquire into the expediency of
establishing a new Bank, to belong en
tirely to the State. The house concur
red, and, on their part, appointed ilessrs.
Alston, Brickcll, Spencer, Baningcr and
The house resolved itself into a com
mittee of the whole, Mr. Alston in the
chair, on the Revenue Bill, and spent the
remainder of the day in its discussion.
At 3 o'clock the committee rose, report
ed progress, and asked leave to sit again.
THURSDAY, dec. 13.: Mr. W. D.
Smith presented a bill to keep open Ivcy
river, in the county of Buncombe, as far as
Carter river.
Mr. Beard presented a bill to repeal
part of the act of 1820, respecting the
sale of certain lots in iVorganton.
Mr. Rhea presented a bill to compel
the Register of Afccklenburg to keep his
office at the Court House. Each read the
first time. . .
Several other private bills and petitions
were read, when, on motion of Mr. Fish
er, the convention resolutions were post
poned till another day, and the house re
solved itself into a committee of the whole,
Mr. Alston in the chair, on the Revenue
Bill. After spending much time in its
discussion and filling up the blanks, the
taxes fixed nearly as last year, the com
mittee rose, and the house adjourned-
Extract of a letter from a person in St. Clalrs
ville, Ohio, to a friend in Baltimore, dated the
26th of October last.
" I w ill now inform you of a most shock
ing occurrence that took place in this
neighborhood yesterday morning, (or the
night preceding.) S. H. put a period io
his wife's existence, by heating her to
death. Her remains were interred this
day, and he is in jail. He was intoxicated
with liquor ; and has been in the practice,
for some time past, of abusing her most
unmercifully when so. His relations have
done all they could to persuade her to
leave him; she would, for a time but,
poor woman, she had an attachment for
him, bad as he was. A girl going in yes
terday morning to wash for them, on en
tering the house spoke to N. perceiving
she was in bed, but received no answer ;
she then spoke to S. who lay on the foot
of the bed. ...he was either asleep, or pre
tended to be. On perceiving the floor
was bloody, she called out, H. what have
you been doing ? Nothing, he said. She
then went to the bed, and beholding the
horrid scene, she exclaimed, H. you have
killed N. ! He replied, he hoped not
told her to feel her breast, if she was not
warm ? She said, you have killed her.
He asked what he should do ? She said
she knew what she would do she would
go to C. (they lived on his place,) which
she did. He picked up his jug of liquor,
and went off into the woods, where he was
soon taktn, and broucrht home. He went
up to the corpse, and kissed it ; and then
took his pipe and sat down to smoke, still
beintr much in liquor. She was much
bruised all over, especially on her head ;
ner wmupipe was DroKe. i ne coroner s
inquest brought in "a verdict of wilful
murder.' They say he appears wretch
ed awfully so. It is expected he will
have his trial at the supreme court, which
begins next week.'
A postscript to the same letter, under
date November the 5th, states that he had
his trial, and was sentenced to the peni
tentiary during life.
Daring Robbery. One of the most
daring robberies was committed yester
day, in broad day light, that we ever heard
of. One Collins, a recent tenant of the
state prison, a man well known, with two
companions, entered the house of' Mr.
Barry, four miles from the city, about 12
o'clock, seized and confined him, and
threatened to take his life, with knives
brought to justice; and. we think, from
the description of Collins, that he at least
cannot remain long at large.
'AWy-VorA- Gazette.
Martin, who committed the highway
robbery of Maj. Bray, last summer,
and is ordered for execution on the
20th inst. we understand, proves upon
investigation, to nave been one or the
most notorious characters in his line, in
Great Britain. The life and confes
sions of this daring offender, we hear,
is to be published as an appendix to his
trial and "will contain some of the
most remarkable incidents in the rec
ords of criminality. Boston Intel.
m m
Anthony Field, a black man, has
been indicted and convicted in Bucks
county. Pa. of an assault and battery,
with an intent to commit a rape, and for
this atrocious crime, he has only been
fined five dollars, costs of prosecution,
and ordered to be imprisoned in the
county jail nine months. Dem. Press.
A few days since, a snrichtlv mon
key, belonging to a gentleman of this
city, was accidentally left alone in a
room where a pitcher of choice whis
key punch was brewing by the fire.
Master Jack, after tasting the bever
age, found it so delicious that he was
tempted to repeat his draught until he
became half seas over. He then, bv
way of a joke, caught a Parrot, which
was also a member of the family, and
slily taking poor Poll to a retired clos
et, divested her of her plumage, and
then let her go. The next morning.
Jack suffered severely for his debauch
he would swallow nothing but cold
water, of which hi drank large quanti
ties, and, with mst dejected physiog
nomy, sat for hours applying both
hands to his throbbing temples.
A7. T. Com. Adv.
The following sums of money have
been from time to time voted by the, En
glish parliament, for the personal expen
ses of that Alrror of Kings, George the
Fourth. In 1783 when he became of age,
60,000. outfit, and 50,000. a year to sup
port a separate establishment. This how
ever, was not enough for the munificence
of this scion of royalty. He was soon
found to be involved in debt ; and in 1787,
four years afterwards, parliament voted
730,000. to pay off incumbrances. In
1795, he was married to his late affection
ate Queen, on which joyful occasion the
parliament settled on him 125,000., be
sides the revenue of the Duchy of Corn
wals, worth 13,000. more. But it was
now found that the Prince was not fit to
be trusted with the management of his
private concerns, he was therefore put un
der a sort of guardianship, and 73,000,
out of this 138.000. was placed under the
management of parliamentary commis
sioners, and appropriated to the payment
of his debts. But notwithstanding all this
care, in 1 308 the Pt ince was again in trou
ble, and 210,000. more was voted to pay
new debts, In IS 12 he became Regent,
and 100,000. was granted to defray the
charges of the change, besides 70,000. a
year to meet the additional expenses of
the royal household. In 1821, 150,000.
was appropriated for the coronation. The
whole amount expended by the people of
England on this single individual, is Jive
millions Jive hundred and JJteen thousand
pounds, equal to S24,486,600, or S644,226
a year. Eastern Argus.
A letter from Oswrego, N. Y. dated
Nov. 28th, says 44 The snow fell in
this village, two weeks since, at least
three feet on a level. The sleighing
is now good the weather cold."
The Providence Gazette mentions,
that a person appeared in the market
place in that town on Thursday, who
measured six feet eight inches in height,
and that he stated that he was the
smallest of six brothers.
The Journal de Lyons, relates that
a young lady of Marseilles, between
40 and 50, had terminated her life in a
veryT tragical manner. A certain gen
tleman, nearly her own age, having re
fused to marry her according to his
promise, she w ent to his country house,
and hung herself at his gate with his
" T"he lenth Have.91 A writer from
Cambridge, Mass. Oct. 22, under the sig
nature of " Canute" says :
44 A hundred times have I stood at the
beautiful beach of Rhode Island to watch
the Tenth Wave, which is always larger
than the preceding nine. Let any one
try it at Nahant beach, and he will find,
that in an hundred of billows that come
tumbling in, and breaking in foam at his
feet, there will be ten in a hundred larger
than the rest. This is itaturins mean
ing of the 4 tenth wave' of human suffer
ing. Justice tempered ivith Mercy.
A Mr. Stirling, who was minister of
the Barony Church of Glasgow, during
the war which Ensrland and her allies wa-
ged against the insatiable ambition of Lou
is XIV, in that part of his prayer which
related to public affairs used to beseech
the Lord that he would take the haughty
tyrant of France, and shake him over the
mouth of hell ; " but, good Lord," ad
ded the worthy man, 44 dinna let him fa
in.' This curious nraver beinc: men
tioned to Louis, he laughed heartily at this
... i ; .i i r . i
new umi ingenious metnoa oi punisnmg
ambition, and frequently crave as a toast.
u the good Scotch parson."
An Englishman who. attracted bv
the amenity of the climate, wished to
fix his residence in Naples, desired his
banker to look out for a villa for him,
which was done, and the gentleman
rerrularlv installed in his purchase ; the
next dav. however, he came, in much
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hurry and alarm, to his banker, to say
he was determined to be oft', for a fel
low had assailed him with a claim for
12,000 crowns, which he swore had
been lent half a dozen years ago,
though the poor Englishman was
scarcely a month old in Italy. How
many witnesses has he got to prove it ?
said the banker. No less than ten.
What is to be done? Acknowledge
having received the money. Acknowl
edge the debt ? Certainly, and we will
get twenty witnesses to swear they saw
you repay it. This was decisive ; for

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