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8AL18U UU Y, HO WAN COUNT V, N. C,.....TIJKS DAY, NOT KMIIRRH, -1839.
ft . " "' MM. M .
.r - m M
' ft. " . .
f ... MM
mm mm w"mwm
, r hi m i
KVt.f.H Bv MFI1NA.N,
Unf Goods, -"
Hardware, ' .". .
kii ..f .hir !, will be ofird at very reduced piV
tr. for of ftit.
turf rtcrWeJ, n4'opentd tU Str
in BtwOWrj w
1!L; rnf Summer GOODS ;
' ii .. . i ii.u.,.,Tr'imminfalrW'
CWhi, ihwi, Bonwjt,
nd e7 rtieU uMjr
lin iock of rodi h Wen prrhr J rjirt-
S ..-nil ei'. -hoHT pub.
MW v ' -
4u4f hr thcm-tbr-
JTutifay, Ott, 2aMr. Mr.hiH, from
Iht Commix on iht Judiclarjr f)ptrt
mrnl of OriunmBt( tni( iht fotlojng
report from the Cucamliui i
1. Rtioltcd, Tlt ih Judict! power
-ihll -vetted W- Court of ApfeU
ucR Interior ,touri, m the LririM.lure
UhtMJiA.ilNi cttuoi conn -.Th Ja'
ritcicuon oi ihein iriunmii hu m icic
uUttd by U, . Tlit Jadei of (hrf CouH ,
of Apji! niof the ' I nfcrhr CourUj
VlI hoftT tViTroKcerurjrrg "jfooPte
h,our, or until r'moed in the ntaoner
pre Kribcd in thii Comiitutloni end thill
t tho umt time, hold no other oCice.
ppnintmcnti or public trnit and 'e
ccepfince thereof, br eii her cf them,
ahall are hU jddtolsl ofHce. No moli
ficii'mn or abolition of tnf rourt, tball be
rmtrrTjTrlTfl fleprlveiftf jiifitThefeortf
hit ffTir e i ba such juiige thtll perform
anr judicial duilei which the Legislator
shall allien him.
3. KrKlvd( That the pretrnt Judei
of the Cirt ol Appealu, Judgee of the
Orneral Court, and Chancellor! remain
In office uimlthp etpiraihn of the firtt
fition f d)6 Lrioltfiinei held tinder the
new CotitWion. and no lufieer. lla
the tf;ilufe may co to be p.Ui to
men ti tbrrn. n.ii oot do rc appom
ted. uch torn a( from hit Ct, inBrmi-
utn,,pti., put leryicet, ihtll be deerned
3. Reovrd, That JodReicK" the Court
of Appeal and Inferior Court.i except
Juttktfa of ihe Counff .Courta", aKd the
Aldermen or other Migiitratei of corpor
ation Courn, thell be elected bjr the eon
urcnt vote of both Hoiwe-vof the Gen
eral Aemblv, each Motive voting tepar-
atclf , and having nrue on the other
and the ntem'bere thereof voting rna
vrcr. The votee of the member ehall
be entered on the Journal, of their ro
fpr ctive 1Ioum. Should the two houe,
in anr case, fail to concur in the election
have come to the ful!oli r resolution
tneriupini 1 .
lit, lictolfed, Tbt tka cMcl Liccu
tive f lUt Cfoenwtilth ovght
to he veiled In i Governor.'
,tt Uewlved, Thit tbare oughts be
WQfnfQonweahD. . -
Counoilt at a! preaenteranlted, ougb to
U aboTMfced, en4 that H i-lftepedientto
provide any other Eiecutlve Council , .
4ih, Kesdffd, That in caw cf there
raiment e verv ikacription, auited to all aeHn 0f , uiy, dnrinti the Sen, the Gov
f thenar, Kn
Ilardware ami Cultrry,
Mten-ive in varir'y amount,
KlrcteJ bv hintaelf whh care ami
Mlh bMttrni". hi .,.-
v,k . The dhWic are a-ircn
ernnr hail rtcrn!e the elecMon, by ep-
ooinmtj-ooe of heto person firtt
received a majority of rote in the House
in hkh they were respectively voted
for. nut if any vacancy shall nrrnr, du
rbig the recess ot the Ueneral Antmbly
iml fwll ! aunplr;awl lowor the Qoveunor. or other, person, pel farm
' Kin -V
.... r ..... ,lt . l.M.A
CwLIh than u'lor otherww on accommo. ing the duty of Governor, niej appoint a
UtW t'mt V"7 are reapectfutty in vited to per,,, to Rll sueh1 vacancy, who ahall
ll w'lUiWrw-nntt sI'MKP'J. continue--in office until the end or the
a.,u;;vuji.i v. Assembly
-tfl" t-i-uiuirl with Lourt ot AaneaU, and ol the in'enor
l$TX3Z JmL aud hope by a diligent CourtsTshill rcTelxr.nn Jcquat
utbiv a r . f.k-.m I t -i..n . I
SHiNC! fvnicn w in" m: iiiiiijuoiisu
dti'ir.j- tiitir coniinumcc in onice.
5. Resolved, Thit oh the creation o
- t ..!
nv ncy counts, ."Wires nt t?e i eacc
snan no appointefi in jnc.uut. invancr,
s may be prescribed or uw. tnen va
i:HHC.ics shall occur in any county, or !
shall, for any cause, be deemed necessary
tn increase their number, appointments
Bhs.SI be mude by the Governor, by and
ith the advice and consent of the Senate
ration, to nerit a con.im.ancc of the -me
a I' 1 77S. I CI a. 7 mw-..
it would b$ rjnjtm to requlrt eicli citizen
to pay tn equal amount or public taiet.
Oa moiioQ of Mr. Sutrmertt the Com
eentlan (hen adjourned. . ...
Friday, October 35. The Cenfenti.o
mtt at 1 o'clocl, and wis opened with
pt ft f $ f aywitlii'twjiC m mtm-vwpm f
Mr. Maditon. froni the committee on
the, Judkial Depajrimajit, aaked aed ob
tained latve, that thtt committee might
". umnargi Ul in UUIICI OUfltlg
ma MMinga oi me convention.
wov.r Oernor from OlT,c of f'Tnnr RigT,(.T ItV'not refer ed to Z
ui iwukiisuvii, 9T inaoilliy to ail
charge me dutle and powen of Mi of
Bre. the, u4 poweri tod dutie shall de
volve cis the Lieutenant Governor t and
the Legislature may provide for the cae
oi re-novai, deaih, or tiroiUr inability of
the Lieutenant Governor.
Jttui;edvelTutihe Sheriff In tW
difftnt counties in the Cemmon wealth,
ni i tierealter, be elected by the voter
qu.lilieJ to vote lor the . milt numerous
branch of the LegliWture.
6ih. Resolved, tht the Commissioned
Officer of Miliiia Companies be nomina
ted to the kxecutive by e majority of
their rrtneciive Compmies.
fth. Resolved, Tkt the .field ()Kr$T
0r tni-ot bo ro(nif.M ! the execu
tive by a majority of th commisvloned
Officer of their respectfe reRimenti.
!h, Reofed, Thatrto pirdon ha1l
irevUui committees, asked and obtained
Itave, o lay upon the table, (he fallowing
pwposition, which were read and order
ed to be Jnnted.
I. R'aoforrf.That Ihe elective franchise
should be uniform o thit, throughout
the State, similar nullification ahoold
efr a imibtrr)ght-of lofTrvgr.-
i hat, among those entitled by the
constitution to exercise ihe elective fran
chive, there should be ennrt tyuatiiy e
mjngti o that, In all election, the sur
frige of one qualified voter ahouldail
much a that of another qualified voter,
whatever miy be Ihe disparity of their
respective fortune. t .
ta rs aTe VotflleJ to eejusl re'presetitstion,
throughout the State.
4. That a individual tufreg t hould be
tqual without reaped to the disparity of
i. That I erighl to be orovlded. ih.r l
H election!, of ir embcri of either brmch
ouhe Oenenl Assembly, end In the clcc
Wo! elt eflWrv -nti it may be recjui- "
red to be mufe by the t0 House of
Assembly! jointly, or la either tfp-fely,
with the ticetforirthripjH.utMeat U
their own ofTiceri..th,fotea should ..be'
glvefnlfort'--otffindaol-b;bilJ"'j '- '
9. Thatrto nin h!l be enmnnM.
fnqueot or aupMrt anr relitloua ..
vnaii tn cnior:eo, restrained. ms!i...i
or burthened in hi, body or goods. 4
"II oinerwuo mner en acccunt or I is re
IIrIou principle or belief i but th. ..i
men ahall be free to profess and h.
gumer.t to m.lhiair tRarplnl, n'
restter of religon and that the imfl (h
nv wna oimmisn. eniarr-e. .or
tha hr ?t1t rrs:T,:r. '
That the Legislature shall ha ...
power to prescribe any religious i,,
whatever, nor to establish b I.. ... ....
ordination or preference betwr, a.k''
ant sect or dcnominatlom, 0ver othar
r. ...j ,c.,,r,ogop authoriihp.
any rel.giou soctety, or.the teoplc of
ny, district within t, trnrpm-,.f .....
lor the erertion or repilr of my hnu
for public worship or the tunpori of anv
church or ministry, but that it b- left free
to every person lo select whom be plj-
set ior nj reugtou instructor, r,j . .
mike for Mupport," itich privite rmt
tract a heplesiest Provided hntyer,
that the foregoing clause shal; not be sn
construed, a to permit any minister of
the gospel, or priest of any denomination,
to ha eligible to cither House oi the Gen
10. That no bill of attainder, or rr fittt
fa(t Isw, or law impsiring the obligstun
Oi contract, otignt to be passed.
1 1. 1 hat private property oufh not ft
be taken for public uses wi-hut juit torn
11. That the members of the Lcialj.
lure shall receive lor their SfrvKes, a
compensation,, to be ascertained by law,
ana paid oulol the public treiy ; bit
i .... '
no taw increasing mo compeni'irin ot
member ot the legislature shall tke r-f
feci until Ibn and of ih h ihh-i -!
r. . i . .
sion ner me sail law may hive bcrrt
13. That no Senator or lf Irpj'n .:i
during the, term for which he ahall toft -
been elecietjbe eppnind to anv ciul v(
rice"oTproGt under this State, which hi
have been createrf;or tfir
which shall haye-been infreaaod dtitinr
uch term, except such ofTires as may K
On Mr. Madison' motion7the preccf. " "
ing report was ordered to bo Uh on the
table and printed.
1 Monday. Oclobtr Sfi.The Cnpvntin-'
met at '1 1 crclocknnd-ril opened it ft
On Mr. Leigh's motion, Ihe Conven'ior
relvrd itself into committee of tl
whole and the President nml Mr V.
P. Barbour, Chairman of the committee,
who, on motion, took the chair.
Or .Mr. Daddiidge's motion, the R-
!iort from the committee on tho Bill. of
tights, kc. wa taken up, declaring tht
no alteration be mado in the Rill i f "
Rights ; . and it .was adopted-without U-
bate or oppovtion.
Mr. towcil then inquired, If anv pro
positions could be offered as an rddi'ion
to the Bill of Right uxh as the resolti
Tion"ubmitted a few" day ago W th
gentleman from Norfolk, Mr. Taylor.
The Chair pronounced it to be out of
After some convocation between Mes
srs Doddridge, Johnson and Taylor, Mr.
Doddridge moved to take up the report
from the" Legislaiixe .conunkMM-wkh . ..
f orsa mnrfpA ,n It,,, ..,.,.t;,, nf
Mr. rowell, the committee re con-klced
the question of taking up the LeMsiivo
. i. ! r. . . .- . ... "
rcjiuri ana laying u on me taoiewnirn
fi nti t hen -
be granted io Ba):oMAtii.ec-xoDdiit tn t9t
vinion or judgment.
I'oth renous were ubquenUf order
ed to be printed i . , .
Thurtday, Oct. 33 4 he Committee
to whom ws referred the BUI or Declar
ation of Rights, and all iuth parte oMbe
prcent uonmrutien as era w reierfw
tn the committees en the Letislativc,
Eiecutlve and Judicial deMrtment of
the Government, have,1 according to or
der, hnd the subjects thin referred under
their con side ration, and have lurther in
part p-rfjrmance of the duties devolved
on tbern, agreed upon the following reso
I. Resolved, As the oplnhn of this
Committee, Thit the Cons'ttutioe of
this State ought to be to amended aa to
provide a mode in hxh future amend'
m.nta (hall ba ! lb. tin.
Resolved, that the 1st and 3d sec
tlons of the present Ctmsthajfon ought to
be stricken out, anil that an introduction
clause, ad.pied To the amended Cotitt
r'Rc'toivedV-That the I3im 31st. and
2id, section of the present Constitution
qualified voters are entiled to equal rep
resentation, without regaa ' me unpir
ity of their aggrtgate fortunes.
Saturday Ott. 344. The Convention
met according to adjournment and was
Mr Madison, Chairman oi me commit
lr an thm Laislative department of
Government, presented the following
I. Jlfiohrd, That in apportionment of
representation in the House of Delegates
regard should be bad to the white popu
3. That a census of the population of
the State, for the purpose of apportioning
the rtnresentalion, should be taken In the
year 1831, the year 1845, and thereafter
m. u.ai sin r aa In pwtt twentv veart. -
i Th.t ihe riht of kufi-aee ahall
.ntinne to be eietcised by -all who now
i..?"-. - . ...... - .....:...il. .
if under the exis -uiir coihihuuuh i
Pravidtd. mat. DO person 911011 , yp.w , yj
iirmsof his freehold only, unless the
ssme imall mrwMed to-the vsroe of at
t g -for the payment of . taxes, u
wch as"ment ne requirea oy ibti
4." ResoivedrTFt thTreedom" o
Sprcch and of the Press, ought t ko
held sacred md guaranteed by t' Consti
tutiaiu - -- , .
.. J,.lleoived,,Xhi liile pt oobiljty
-Oull be crested ! knnied ; and no per
son boldip n1 offite of profit or trust
oughr to be stricken out a no longer ne'4jjjibeextned, 1st o every freeman
.. f, v- Vnrlr Ami Phita.
X dclphia, a cho.ee and hanasome a-aortment on the recommendation of their reipeC
of DRY GOODS.
Grocerict, &?. :
which were bought et. reduced price, unci rill
V I - - OVufr -
live Countv Courts.
6. Revived, Tut the Clerks of the
severil Courts shall be appointed by their
respective Courts, and their tenure of of
fice be prescribed by law.
7. Reolved, That tho Judges of the
Court ol AoDeals and of the Inferior
puBcua tuaii... .-.... by mal administrauon, corruption, or neg
ur4 . i,v. 01-1 u.,..i.lt Attn 1 l..t f .IniD. tr hw an. nthr hlch crtmt
Port ditto, Malaga ditto, Genuine or mlsdemesnor, shall be impeachable by
Old Holland Oin, old Cognac the House of Delegates, such impeach
AwiwrV Jamaica and Nw Eng. q cmed btioie ,he Scnate
land uumt ror..... , . - n.n.ihir.
ally found in a Store in Unawction ot " tounu Kuii.y y -
J of the who e Senate, such persons shall
Persona w'iihin'e to purchase, will please be removed from office. And any Judge
aWugrp'- v"u" exercising the functions t his ottice tin-
" "iiKn , ufttf .' " til the impMch
Cirr VVnoC lifOVe. nowui
d-OT-wtthdra w rhr-
8. tiesolvetl,. I hat the Judges mav oe
hv, lS'miles west of Salisbury, a removed from office by a vote of the Gen
,1 ami ra supply of . erl Assembly but ti)-lhirds of the
Fi nnrTWti I MS- whole number ot eacn upuse musr xon
Thab ulon llBVf nt hand, a irood assortment of'J rnrJa. sucb votei and the cause of femo
,mutM far buth. ficntlemen a
chased in New-YorV and Philadelphii
tfng of '
ihe United states, or under any
King, Prince, or foreign State, shall hold
ny office under this state,
fi. Resolved, As th" opinion of this
Commit! ee, that the Constitution ought
to be so amended as to provide, ' that no
man shall be compelled to frequent or sup
port any religious worship, place ot min
istry whatsoever, cor shall be enforced,
restrained; or bu rt hened in his bod y or
goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on ac
count of his religious opinions, or belief ;
but that all men shall be free to proless,
and hf argument to maintain their opin
ions, in matters of religion, and that the
me shall in no wise diminish, enlarge
or affect their civil capacities.
Mr. Tavlor of Norfolk, a member o
. .. ,, r D:..u.. .1
the Committee oti.ane.Diu oi ivigms buu
nitr matters not referred to the pre
vious Committees, asked and obtained
leave to lay upon the table the following
propositionst ;whjchj were read ndor
dcred toSe tnted'T"'
Resolved.Jst, that Jhe cleciilljrjin
chise should be uniform ; so that, through
out the State,' similar" qualification's should
dXa, pur kfcettUKtVfrVboui lo.,cetf,tft.Te
lphiat conam. J noUce thereofriccteticJiJI
Bfih,e. black. brown, iteel-mixed aod olive copy o the cause, ajledged for b
White and Red l lanncis
Point and ttrtw BUnfceU-------'
Camblcts a"d Plaida s
Canton Crapea and Silks
' Bomhaietts, Bombalines and Circassians
Caasimere Shawls arto Points i
Assembly shall act thereupon.
The renort having been resfl, on mo
tion of Mr. Marshall, it was laid upon the
Mr. Giles, from the Committee on tne
therein, ahove inje age oi ,wem7
years, who owns, and has possese'J for "st
months s or who has acquirtu oy mar
riaee, descent or devise, a Ireehold estate
aeasdto the value of not less thin
"doiraaof the piJment oTTixeV, if ' iuch
akseaament shll be required by law j so
or wbo shall on a vested estate in tee,
in remainder, or reversion, in land, tho
assessed value of whi' h ahall be dol
Urs; 3d, or who ahall own and havepos
sessed a leasehold estate with the est
dence of title recorded, of a term ori
ginally not less than five years snd one ol
which shall be uneapireu, onne annual
value, or rent, of dollara $ 4th, or who
for twelve months next preceding, has
been a housekeeper and head of a family!
within the county, city, borough or elec
tion district where he may offer to vote,
and who shall have been assessed with a
part 'tf the revenue of ihe commonwealtn
within the nreceding yesr, and actually
naid the snme, Provided, nevertheless,
that the ricbt of suffrage shall not be, ex
ercised by any person of unsound mind,
or who shall be a pjuper, or a non-com
missioned officer, soldier, sailor or marine
in the service of the U. States, nor by sny
person convicted of any infamous offence
monweslth, unless they man nave resioen
hrem for five year immcdistely pre-
hich they. shell)
together with every other article usuaKy found E live Department of Government
the aame fine of business, for Cash, Cotton, or The Committee appointed on the luxe-
-"on a credit io pantual dealers. cutive Branch of the Constitution, have.
The public are respectfully invited to e according to order, had under considera
4. SortW tionthe subjects referred tom, and
onfer a similar right of suffrage
Resolved, 3d, that, irmong those enti
lied by the Constitution 10 exercise the
etpctive franchise, there should be mtirc
alxaQ . t k C.U1I frraEeoLonc Jiu!iOidvoter
qualified voter, whatever may ue n
Warnrrif their esDective fortunew
Resolved 3d, thartq?T7Wett
resentatibn throughout the State.
hmiid he eatial, without respect to the
rii.naritv of individual fortune, ao an equal
ni.mhee of uualified votera are entitled to
coual reoresentalion, without regard to
the disparity of their aggregate fortunea.
Resolved 5ih. that in all pecuniary con
trihntions to the public sertuce, regard
.hould be had loiheifciTifOf Individ
uals to contribute i nd as this ability Jo
pay.from disparity of fortune is unequa
It.. . L .ImiNu a, -
XI? "h, ii. , .,7-, ,f .; ,. , . . Jl.iJ.ri ,v-K-HfW...n-
.i . urt iirarriimi'- i - - ............. v
uw 7 ' ' m
offer to vote, and t
the said election, in the county, city,
borough or election district, wheie they
shall offer to vote, the mode of proving
such nrevious residence, when atspuicor
seas, moreover, some one or mor wl
Senate of thi State ought to be neither
TOcreMei ,nf diminUbed.rtor the classi-
5 Tnat the numbeT of members in tne
House nl PakiggtLl5:
ed, so that the same be not less tnan on
hundred and twenty, oor more iu
u.,nArA una fifty.
HUM". , i, , I
6. TUt no person ought te be electee
a member of the Senate ef this stste,
who is oot at least thirty yesr of age.
7. That no person ougbt to be elected
a member of the House of Delegates of
th'u Sute rwb itjiomt IciM tweatrfiv
years' of lMju;' --
on motion, the question of reconsidering
the report of th committee on (He Dpi
of Rights, was carried in the nffi-m? ic
Whereupon tTio "Bill of Klgh'iY"was""iiself
read, first by the clerk, and tlien by tii
tharrmwnwherr Mf. Taylor? ttnftfhe
resoluttoni.ho hid;-nrBTWBslrF!t-ntt ?"
Mr. Johnson moved to lay tne tej.u-.,
tions on the table ind not diirusv ink
till the Report of the Legislative. ,' Tjjt;.
tee bad been acted on which nixie;,
wis carried in the afTitniaiive
The questtotr was then puriorrtakiw
up the Report from. the Legislative com
mittee, and carried.
The Report wis then read.
MrrGfecn meved to amend the 1st re
selmion, by slfikinft.lherefrom the. word
1 excttu&vtlyl aid isferUog. taxation com.'
bined. - -
The rtsot'trion, as amonded, reads is
f follows .