crel obligations, not only to abstain from all such!
interference with the institutions of another as is
calculated to disturb its tranquility r endanger its'
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saletV" J but to prevent IIS Citizens or Mtnjecis iiwh , cmim mar iiigiumrs uwiiii uwwii in'-
such'interfurence, either by bdicting condign pun-j com in 'tother pm, and not utidor&tandin the natur
ishmcnt itself, or by delivering them up to the jus-1 of the rights of a majority, would have had the au
tice of the offended community. As between se-idacity not oidy tosqueel like all natur, but actually
pa rate and independent nations, the refusal of a J to root up the po,ts of the partition fence and break
.State to punish these oifcnsive proceedings against , up the hull plan of my Fx pertinent." "It won't
another, by its citizens or subject, makes the State j do; (continued Uncle joshui) making the shavings
so refusing an accomplice in the outrage, and fur-I from his shingle fly otl'likc leaves from a tree in
nishes a iust cause of war. These principles of. October it is agin natur."
international law are universally admitted, and none
have been more sacredly observed by just and en
lightened nations. The obligations of the non-slave-holding
States to punish and repress the pro
ceedings of their citizens against our domestic in
stitutions and tranquility, are greatly increased,
both by the nature of those proceedings and the
fraternal relation which subsists between the States
of this confederacy. For no outrage against any
community can bo greater than to stir up the ele
ments of servile insurrection, and no obligation to
repress it can le more sacred, than that which
adds to the sanctions of international law, the so
lemn guarantee of a constitutional compact, which
is at once the bond and the condition of our Union.
The liberal, enlightened, and magnanimous conduct
of the people in many portions of the non-slave-holding
States forbids "us to anticipate a refusal on
the part of those States to fulfill these high obliga
tions of national faith and duty. And we have the
less reason to look forward to this inauspicious re
sult, from considering the necessary consequences
which would follow, to the people of those States,
and of the whole commercial world, from the ge
neral emancipation of oar slaves. These conse
quences may be presented, as an irresistable appeal
to every rational philanthropist in Europe or Ame
rica. It is clearly demonstrable, that the produc
tion of cotton depends not so much on soil and
climate, as on the existence of domestic slavery.
In the relaxing latitudes where it grows, not one
half the quantity would be produced, but for the
existence of this institution, and every practical
planter will concur in the opinion, that if all the
slaves in these States wore now emancipated, the
American crop would Ikj reduced tho very next
year from 1 ,"00,000 to 0,000, 00 biles. N great
skill in political economy will be required to esti
mate how enormously the price of cotton would be
increased by this change, and no one who will con
sider how largely this staple contributes to the
wealth of manufacturing nations, and to the neces
saries and comforts of the poorer classes ail over
the world, can fail to perceive the diastrous c fleets
of so great a reduction in the quantity, and so great
an enhancement in the price of it. in Great Bri
tain, France, and tho United States the catastrophe
would lo overwhelming, and it is not extravagant
to say that for little more than two millions of negro
slaves, cut loose from their tranquil moorings, ami
set adrift upon the untried ocean, of at least a doubt
ful experiment, ten millions of poor w hite people
would I; reduced to destitution, paujerism,and starvation-
An anxious desire to avoid the last sad
alternative of an injured community, prompts this
final appeal to the interests and enlightened philan
thropy of our confederate States. And wo cannot
permit ourselves to believe, that our just demands,
thus supported by every consideration of humanity
and duty, will be rejected by stares, who are united
to us bv so many S4cial and olitical lies, and who
have so deep an interest in the preservation ct that
From the New York (lazette.
EXTRACT FROM THE DOWNING VILLE
FA M I LY CORRESPONDENCE.
I found mv " four year old" had already preced
ed me, and taking his accustomed stand in the? sta
ble yard, approaching which I heard the two dis
tinguished individuals, uncle Joshua and Seth, en
gaged in an animated conversation, involving matters
of no less importance than the all absorbing subject
of" Executive Patronage." I instinctively stopped.
Who knows, thought I, but I may get something
from this unsofisticato: I confab that may not oidy fill
a page in my journal, but furnish a guide to the gov
eminent itself, the source and fountain of Kitronage.
This is a Republican Government, thought I, in
which the public officers are public servants; and,
a.s acorns produce oiks, who knows but this identi
cal event may lead equally to glorious results.
I felt reluctant to interrupt, by my presence, the
dialogue, and contented myself by taking a osition
on one side of an old !oard fence, which projected
itself between the barn and the shed, and with the
aid of sundry crevices, not only had the scene en
tirely before me, but heard distinctly the w hole con
versation. Tho day being warm, both Uncle Joshua and
Seth were in their shirt sleeves; each had a knife
in hi hand, "whitliug," tho former a piece of
shingle, and tho latter a twig ; and as they would
approach any ditlicult part of argument, it waw in
dicated by a greater care and nicety in chipping oil"
the fragments, it was evident that the mam ob
ject was to got an honest conclusion, which in these
days is not always the case.
" I don't know," savs Uncle Joshua, " that the
notion of giving tho spiles to the victors aint jwditi
cally right, though, like many other things in natur,
it don't always work right in practice."
I don't know why it should not," answered the
edag "gue, "for history tells us, from one end to
tother, that was always the way, from Cajsar to
Well, well," rejoined Uncle Joshua, " that may
Ikj in war, but not in time of jcacc. Our folk
should romemler that tho natur of our country and
its government, is to live in harmony together;
and if wcdifler in opinion iion some things, so long
as we obey tho laws which we have made, and
slick to the Union, which is beyond all law, and
equal to gospel itself, then I think every man has
a ri glit, accordju' to his ability and his giod cha
racter, to have as good claim to patronage as Ins
neighbor, although ho may not have voted for the
men in office. Now, (says he) I made a trial of
this tother day with my pigs. 1 shut up twenty
on em, as fine shouts as you ever see in one p?n,
and when I fed 'em, I threw the corn in on tho cob
right among 'em, they scrambled, and squccled, and
knocked noses. Home I see got a few bites more
than others, but upon the hull, day in and day out,
they all got a pretty fair share, and laid down after
rating and all got along considerably well. Then I
tried an experiment, and I run a partition fence
fight through the pen, and put 11 pigs on one sle
and nine on 'toher ; ami when I come to feed 'em,
I shelled the corn outside the pen in sight, and then
1 threw the cobs in the pen of U pigs, and put the
corn in the jen of 11 pigs and then came trouble,
and such a squecliug you never heard in your born
days and do you know , Seth, (sys Uncle Johua,)
if 'l had continued that practise one day longer,
them 9 critters who only got the cobs and who
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Seth suscrided lor a moment the process ot
whittling his twig, and there seemed to lc a crisis
in the argument a silent pause interrupted only
by the twittering of the swallows retiring to their
restlings in the angle of the old timlers of the shed,
find the cooing of the. pigions basking in the sun
shine on the roof of the old barn contiguous.
Uncle Joshua maintaining his silence, and wait
ing for a rejoinder, continued whittling his shingle
till he had reduced it as he had his argument to a
pointy beyond which no remedy could apply, ex
cept to change ends; and being evidently a gener
ous man, as well as a fair jMilitician, was on the
eve of doing so, and thus enabled his friend Seth to
avail himself of all the advantages the subject ad
mitted, when a shrill voice from the front gate
adjourned the meeting instantcr it was the voice of
aunt Nabby herself, breathing authority and hospi
tality, "Joshua, come to dinner, and bring the
Folks along with you.''''
COMl'ILLU ril'lM THE KALLICU KKUISTKK.
Saturday, November 23, 1835.
David Long, the Senator elect from the county
- ' ii i
Mr. Edmonston, from the Committee on Propo
sitions and Grievances, to whom was referred the
petitions of Elizabeth II. McCauc, praying to be
divorced from her husband, made a report thereon,
accompanied by a bill to carry into elloct the prayer
of the Mtitio:i.
Mr. Waugh submitted a scries of Resolutions on
the subject of the Public Lands, which were laid
on the table and ordered to bo printed.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
Mr. flu inn said, a Resolution had lieen adopted
yesterday on the subject of Cherokee lands. In
addition to the information there called for, he wish
ed to procure further particulars. lie then sub
mitted a Resolution, which was adopted, directing
the Public Treasurer to communicate to this House
the aggregate amount of sales of Cherokee lands,
tho amount of each individual purchase, and the
amount now due individually.
ot l.;iUirrus. anoeareu. was nualiiicu. ami look m
Monday, orember 30, IS 35.
On motion of Mr. Waugh,
llesolred, That the Joint Select Committee on
the subject of the Revised Code, Ik; instructed to
ascertain, a.s near as practicable, the probable ex
pense of printing, re-enacting, and publishing the
Revised Code now in the course of preparation by
the Commissioners apjioiutcd for that purKse, and
report the result of their inquiry to this House.
Mr. Cowjer, of Gates, presented a bill giving
to the County Courts of this State, p:wer to abolish
the offices of County Trustee and Treasurer of
Public Buildings ; which was read the first time
Mr. Joyncr, from the Committee on Internal
Improvement, to whom was referred the Resolution
instructing them to inquire into the exjedicncy of
passing an act to compel Overseers of roads to re
port annually to the County Courts the length of
the roads, and the number of ham.' under their
sujwrintcndancc, v;c, rejmrtcd a bill providing for
that object, which was read the first time and passed.
Mr. Joyncr, from the same Committee, to whom
was referred the bill to amend the Act to incorpo
rate the Raleigh and Roanoke Rail-Road Compa
ny, reported the same, with an amendment ; which
was agreed to, anil the bill read tho third time,
passed, and ordered to lc engrossed.
Mr. Marsteller presented a bill authorising and
requiring the Captains and Commanding Ollicers
of the 30th and 31st Regiments to muster their
men once in every three months ; which was amend
ed, so as to embrace the 37th and u'th Regiments,
read three times, passed, and ordered to be engrossed.
The engrossed bill to amend the Act to establish
the Merchant's Rank of the town of Newborn, was
read the second time.
Mr. Wychc moved to amend the bill, by striking
out the provision which authorises the Rank to is
sue bills of the denomination of three dollars.
The question was taken on agreeing to the amend
ment proposed bv Mr. Wvche, ami decided in the
affirmative ; upon which the bill passed its second
reading, as amended, and was sent to the House of
Commons f r concurrence.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
On motion of Mr. Clingman, the House proceed
ed to the orders of tho day, and took up for consi
deration the Resolutions submitted by him, some
days ago, in relation to the Public Lands ; when
Mr. C. delivered his views at length in favor of
After Mr. C. concluded, the question being stated
to be on the passage of the Resolutions, and the
Ayes and Noes having been demanded, Mr. Hybart
moved that the further consideration of the Reso
lutions be postponed until to-morrow. Agreed to.
Tho bill to allow the Trustees of the University
of North Carolina, and the President and Directors
of the Literary Fund, to subscribe for, and take
certain portions of tho stock reserved to the State,
in the Rank of the State of North Carolina, was
read the second time.
Tuesday, December 1, 135,
The bill giving to the County Courts of this State
authority to alolih the olliccs of County Trustee
and Treasurer of Public Ruildings, and tho bill to
amend the road laws now in force in this State, re
lating to public roads, were rejected on their second
Mr. Rryan, from the Committee on tho Judiciary,
to wljein was referred a resolution and bill in rela
tion to gaming, reported a bill more eilectually to
suppress tho vice of gaming in this State ; which
passed the first time and was ordered to lo printed.
Mr. Hogan presented a bill to incorporate the
Conrad Cold-mining Company; and Mr. Tillott, a
bill providing comeusatiou to the Shoritls in this
State fur making returns of the votes given in at
the late election for adoption or rejection of the
j amended Constitution; which was read the first
jtime, and the first named three times and ordered
irk lr nnrrrwvnil
to be engrossed.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
Mr. Hybart presented a bill, which had its first
reading, to incorporate the Planter's and Mechanic's
Rank of Fayetteville, with a Capital of 500,000.
Mr. Clement said, he held in his hand three pe
titions from the di lie rent sections of Rowan, pray
ing for a division of that county, together with a
bill to carry the prayer of the petitioners into effect.
Ho knew that it was not in accordance with the
ordinary rules, on presenting a petition, to do more
than state its general contents, but he trusted the
House would indulge him on this occasion, witli a
few remarks, lest any gentleman might take up
improper impressions in reference to the application.
He wished the subject to undergo the fullest cxami
nation and tiie severest scrutiny, for he was so con
fident that the apjieal of his constituents to the Le
gislature was founded in justice, that he did not
Mr. C. here went into a detailed statement o
the localities of Rowan, for the purpose of showing
that the proposed division would, in every respect
contribute to the convenience of the people ; am
exhibiting a .Map of the county, taken from accu
rate survey, he pointed out on its face the various
rtoiuts and boundaries referred to. He spoke also
of the character of the Yadkin, w hich, in passing
to court, the petitioners had now to cross, as a dan
gerous stream the wide and rapid current of which
rendered it impracticable to bridge it. 1 he expe
ri meut had been tried, but the Bridge was soon
carried away. The new county would contain, he
said, (tho limits of which he pointed out,) a popu
lation ot about 8,000, and from 2o to 30 miles o
territory in extent.
It will thus be seen, continued Mr. C, that the
territory, which it is promised to erect into a coun
ty, possesses cverv ingredient to constitute one. It
has a sufficient population, the necessary wealtl
and as to fertility of soil, it can be attested to bv
every one who has ever travelled in that section
Though locked up from the markets of the State
whenever there was a scarcity or shortness of crops
in that region, the rorks of the Y adkin were visit
ed as a sort of Egypt from which to draw fresh
supplies. Ihc application was made, Mr. C said
not to gain additional Representatives in the West
as must be obvious to all, when the certainty of the
ratification of the amendments was borne in mind.
If then the new County would make the present
seat of Justice of Rowan nearly central, could not
allect representation m the legislature, would pro
mote the convenience of a large number of citizens,
and could do no injury to any portion of the State,
why should not the prayer ot so large a number o
citizens be heard ? Not for his existence, wouh
he urge, on that floor, the passage of the bill, if its
provisions conflicted cither with honor, justice, or
patriotism. Mr. C. then presented the bill for the
erection of a new county by the name of Hender
son. The bill hav ing been read the first time, Mr.
C. moved its reference to a Select Committee.
He remarked that it was usual, he knew, from
courtesy to the mover, to place him on the Com
mittee ; but he would be gratified to le excused in
this matter, that he might apjiear before the Com
mittee, with the other Representatives of Rowan,
in the character of witnesses
This Committee consists of Messrs. Waddell,
Dudley, Manly, Cotten, and Clingman. 1
Mr. Clarke rose and presented a bill to establish a
Rank in the town of ashington.
Mr. Graham presented a bill to incorporate the
kaieigh and Gaston Rail Road Company. Read
Mr. Jacocks, from the Committee on Finance,
reported a bill to amend an Act passed in 1781,
prescribing the manner of listing property for tax
ation. (Provides that ersons shall give in all pro
perty owned on the 1st of July, lustead of the 1st
ot April.) Read first time.
The engrossed bill to amend the Act establishing
the Merchant's and Farmer's Rank of Newlern
was returned from the Senate, with an amendment
to strike out the second section. The House refus
ed to concur in the amendment, and the Senate was
informed by message.
The bill to prohibit Sheriffs and their Deputies
irom executing process in civil cases, was read the
Mr. Jacocks said he should like to know, from
the friends of this bill, the reasons for its introduction.
Mr. Guthrie said, that he had introduced the
bill, and would briefly state his reasons for doing so.
It was well known, with what facility deputy Sher
iffs are made. Evorv one who wanted to bo a de
puty, applied to the Sheriff, and was straightway
authorized to act. Rut where is tho evidence of
the appointment ? The otdy evidence is in the pock
et of the deputy; and is exhibited by him when
questioned as to his nuthority ; but sue tho Sheriff
on his lond, for the default of his Agent, nnd you
may whistle lor the record of his npiwintment. In
fact, he never knew a Sheriff sued on his bond, for
acts done by his deputies in the cnjwicity of Con
stables. Tho gentleman from Newborn had said,
that to pass this hill would le tantamount to a Stop
law. He wished there was a Ston law to all the
little warrants with which the country is deluged.
If the peoplo failed to elect constables, it was the
duty of the County Courts to appoint them. How
ever made, they had to give liond for the fiithful
orformance ot their duty, and exjected to make
their living by it. He thought it extremely hard,
therefore, that a host of deputy bherilts, who gave no
bond, and could not bo sued, should rush in and
monopolize their little fees.
Mr. Hoke said the bill was partly correct and
partly incorrect. If the gentleman from Chatham
would amend it, so as to place deputy Sherifls on
the same footing with Constables, he would vote
for it; for some of the evils complained of had come
under his own observation, and required a remedy.
Tho question on the passage of the bill w as de
cided in the negative, by Ayes and Noes, 93 to 27.
The House then entered upon the Order of the
day, and took up the Land Resolutions submitted by
Mr. Clingman. Mr. Gumn moved to amend the
second resolution, so as to make the distribution of
the proceeds of the land sales among tho States,
according to their respective and usual projortions
in the general charge and expenditure incurred by
them in support of the United States, and the pro
ceeds of the lands of Florida and Louisiana, in pro
portion to their Federal population. Ho gave his
reasons in detail for offering the amendment, but
expressed himself friendly to the general objects of
the Resolution. When he had concluded, on mo
tion of Mr. Rayner, the further consideration of
the Resolutions and amendment was Xistponcd un
til to-morrow ; und the House adjourned.
Wednesday, December 2, 135.
Mr. Hogan, from the Committee on the Judici
ary, to whom was referred the bill concerning the
County Courts in this State, reported the same
with sundry amendments. The bill was thercujon
read the third time, passed, and ordered to Ik? en
grossed. Mr. II. also reported on the bill to amend
the law as respects Executors and Administrators,
and recommended its rejection. The bill was read
and rejected. Mr. II. also reported the bill fixing
the punishment for the crime of bigamy, recom
mending its passage into a law. Read second and
third times, passed, and ordered to be engrossed.
Mr. II. also reorted the bill providing for the ap
pointment of Registers by three Justices in vacation
of Court, w ith an amendment, recommending its
jvissage into a law. Laid on the table. Mr. II.
also reported the bill to suppress more effectually
the vice of gaming, and recommended its rejection.
Laid on the table.
Mr. Moore, of Stokes, presented a bill to give
further time for perfecting titles to entries of vacant
land in Stokes county. An ineffectual motion was
made by Mr. Moore, of Rutherford, to amend the
same so as to extend its provisions to the county
of Rutherford ; and the bill was then read three
times and ordered to le engrossed.
Mr. Long presented a bill to incorporate the
Concord Gold Mining Company Read three times
and ordered to be engrossed.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
Jtills presented. Iy Mr. Dunn, to amend the
Militia Laws, as respects Mecklenburg County.
Ry Mr. Rogers, to repeal in part and amend an
Act, passed in 1,:33, to incorporate the Roanoke
and Raleigh Rail Road Company. Ry Mr. Hutch
ison, to incorporate the Lincoln Gold Mining Com
pany. These bills passed their first reading, and
the second mentioned one was referred to the Com
mittee on Internal Improvement.
Mr. Guinn begged leave to present the petition
of sundry citizens of Macon, and especially, of one
Hiram Lovingood, complaining of an outrage in
llicted on him by lieing publicly whipped for steal
ing a horse, and praying to be restored to credit!
Mr. Jacocks, from the Committee of Finance,
reported a Resolution authorizing the Public Trea
surer to exchange certain ImhkIs due tho State for
the purchase of Cherokee Lands for others equally
Read first time.
Mr. Graham, from the Committee on the Judi
ciarv. to whom a Resolution was referred to in
j w - - - -
quire into the expediency of increasing the powers
oi single .u;igisiraies, so as loaumorize mem 10
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summon a Jury, wnen uemanueu uy either oi me
parties, reported against the propriety ot so alter
ing the law. The Committee state that such a re
gulation would, in practice, produce great incon
venience by calling the people away too frequently
from their regular business.
Mr. Guinn submitted a Resolution, which was
adopted, instructing the Committee of Finance to
enquire into the expediency of directing the Go
vernor to have the surveyed lands acquired by treaty
from the Cherokee Indians brought into market.
The Bill to allow the Trustees of the University
and the President and Dircctois of the Literary
Fund to subscribe for a portion of tho reserved
Stock of the Bank of the State, was read the third
Mr. Carson moved that the bill lie on the table.
His object was to ascertain what disposition would
be made of the bill, now before the other branch of
this Legislature, directing a loan by the State to
take up the whole of the reserved Stock. If the
bill should pass, no doubt the Legislature would
consent to an enlargement of the Capital Stock of
the Bank, for the purpose of affording the corpora
tions in question, an opportunity of investing their
The question " Shall this bill pass its third and
last reading?" was decided in tho negative, G9 to
01. It was, however, subsequently, on the motion
of Mr. Dudley, re-considered and laid on the table.
I he House again entered uion the order of the
day, being the Resolutions in relation to the Public
Lands, submitted by Mr. Clingman ; the question
pending being on the adoption of the amendment
offered by Mr. Guinn. Mr. Rayner delivered his
views at great length m support of the Resolutions
and in opposition to the amendment. Mr. Jordan
followed in opposition to the Resolutions, and in
conclusion, oflered an entire substitute for them.
The Speaker decided that it was not in order to
submit this amendment, before that previously of
fered by Mr. Guinn was passed upon. Mr. Guinn,
to obviate difficulty, withdrew his amendment, and
Mr. Jordan then introduced his. The amendment
having been read, and the Speaker having stated
the question to be on its adoption, Mr. Clark moved
to lay the Resolutions and amendment on the table,
(tantamount to rejection,) on the ground, that the
Legislature, by passing them, would transcend its
legitimate powers; and m support ot his motion he
gave his views at some length. Mr. Clingman
took the floor, but the hour being late, yielded to a
motion lor adjournment.
Thursday, December 3, 1S35.
Mr. Rryan presented a bill to exempt from exe
cution a certain portion of the land of the citizens
of North Carolina. ("Exempts, as a homestead.
100 acres, including the dwelling house and other
out houses ; and, in towns, the dwelling house and
lot on which it is situated.
1 he question was taken on the passage of the
bill its first reading, and decided in the affirmative;
and the bill was ordered to lie ujon the table, and
Ihe bill to provide for the payment of the in
stalments on the Stock reserved to the State in the
Rank of the State, was taken up and read the se
cond time. The bill provides that the State shall
borrow the money, and for that purpose the Public
Treasurer shall issue certificates to the amount of
dollars, to bear intorest at the rate of not more
than 5 per cent, not redeemable until 1600; and
that the stock of the Slate shall staiid pledged for
the payment of the debt.
Mr. W vcho said he was instructed bv the com
mittee to whom the bill had l)een referred, to move
that tho blank Ikj filled with 400,000; and he
therefore made a motion to that effect; which was
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
Petition presented. By Mr. Clement, of sundry
citizens of Salisbury, for a division of Rowan coun
ty. Referred to the Committee of Propositions and
presented. By Mr. Graham, to provide
"or the payment of Tales Jurors in certain cases.
Ry Mr. Silcr, to authorize the Governor to issue a
grant for land to James Truitt, of Macon county.
These bills passed their first reading.
Mr. Carson presented the proceedings of a meet
ing held at Asheville, Buncombe county, in relation
to the contemplated Rail Road from Cincinnati to
Charleston, which, on his motion were referred to
the Committee on Internal Improvement.
The House now entered upon the Order of the
day, being the Resolutions on the subject of the
Public Lands, the question pending being that on
the adoption of 31 r. Clark's motion to lay on tho
table. Mr. Clingman replied to Mr. Clark's argu
ment, and Mr. Clark rejoined. Mr. (iraham com
mented on Mr. Clark's remarks in relation to the
propriety of legislative action on this subject, and
Mr. C. responded ; when the question was taken by
Ayes and Noes, on the motion to lay on the table,
and decided in the negative, 101 to 20. It is not
deemed necessary to publish the negative vote;
those voting in the affirmative were Messrs. Tho
mas Bell, Rorland, Bryan, Purges, Byrum, Clark,
Dodson, Fitzrandolph, Frink, J. Harrison, Hoke,
Jeffreys Kenan, Neale, A. Perkins, Powell, Rid
dick, Roebuck, Sanders, Giles Smith, Speller, Stal
lings, Swindell, West, Williams, and Wooten.
The question now recurring on the amendment
submitted by Mr. Jordan, Mr. Gorrell took the
floor in opposition to it, in a speech of some length.
He was followed on the same side, by Messrs. Col
lins and Clingman, the latter of whom denounced
the amendments as an ingenious attempt to give
the real question at issue the go-by.
On motion of Mr. King, the amendment was or
dered to be printed, and the further consideration
of the subject was postponed until to-morrow.
Friday, December 4, 1835
On motion of Mr. WeIllorn, the Judiciary Com
mittee were instructed to examine into the expedi
ency of reducing the fees of County Solicitors, in
all cases where the party indicted submits.
The bill more effectually to suppress tiie vice of
gaming in this State, was read the secoud time.
The bill provides that any person who shall be
convicted of keeping a gaming table shall lie fined,
whipped, and imprisoned. Persons permittim
such tables to be kept in any bouse on their premi
ses, and any person playing at any such table, shall
be fined and imprisoned.
Mr. Wilson moved to amend the bill, so as to
- substitute imprisonment instead of whipping ; which
- , was negatived. 32 to 20.
On this proposition considerable discussion nmsn
, i . . '
. in which .Uessrs. lison, Cooper of .Martin More-
head ana .Ucviuccn, took part for, and Messrs. Kd-
wards, Mebane, and Brvan against the amendment.
Mr. Wilson moved a further amendment, the
object of which was to place all gaming on the same
footing, viz: to insert, after the list of games which
were denounced by the bill, the words, "billiards
and backgammon tables, and nil games at cards,
where money is lost or won ;" which was not agreed
to, 36 to 25. Mr. Hogan moved to amend so as
to make it discretionary with the Court as resjects
whipping ; which was not agreed to. Mr. Mc
Queen moved to amend so as to provide that if any
female should be found guilty of keeping a table
prohibited by this Act, the punishment of whipping
should be dispensed with, ami tine substituted, iu?l
exceeding two thousand dollars, at the discretion
of the Court ; which was also negatived. The bill
was further amended, on Mr. Wilson's motion ; and
pending the discussion on the passage of the bill, a
motion was made to adjourn, which was carried.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
Hills Presented. Ry Mr. Coor, to amend tho
laws respecting Bastardy, so that a single magis
trate may issue a warrant against the putativeVa
ther. By Mr. Lilly, amendatory of an Act con
cerning the town of Law rer.ee vi lie, in Monfromerv
county; which bills passed their first reading.
Mr. Jacocks said, that owing to the unhcalthi
ness of his residence he w as compelled in the sum-
mam li-i rornrf ( llm , . . I 1 1 .1 i i
iii j iwun n nit; -ti-m icn ; wnere ne nad ne
cessarily become acquainted with the subject of Pi
lots and Pilotage, and he thought he could commu
nicate some suggestions by which the laws on this
subject could be beneficially amended. He sub
mitted therefore a Resolution rcferrin" the whole
body of Wreck and Pilot Laws to the Judiciary
Committee, with instructions to amend the same,
if necessary. Adopted.
The Seaker announced that there were on his
table 55 Bills, which had passed onlv their first
reading ; whereupon a number of Private Bills were
taken up and read the second time.
The House then entered upon the Order of the
day, being the Land Resolutions the question
pending being on the adopton of the substitute of
fered by Mr. Jordan.
3Ir. Jordan took the floor in support of his amend
ment, and in reply to Messrs. Clingman and Gor
rell. He was followed by .Mr. Graham, in opposi
tion to the amendment, and in favor of the original
Resolutions. In concluding, Mr. G. called for a
division of the question, and the Speaker stated the
question " Will the House agree to strike out the
original Resolutions ?" On this question the Ayes
and Noes were demanded, and stood as follows
YEAS. Messrs. Tlios. Roll. Brnswcll, Brown, Bry
an, Byrum, Canslcr, Coor, Deberrv, Dodson, Dunn,
Fitzrandolph, Frink, J. W. Guinn, J. Harrison, Hawk
ins, Henry, Hester, Hoke, Hooker, Ilovverton, Hutchi
son, Hybart, Irion, Jeifreys, Jervis, Jones, Jordan, Jud
kins, Kenan, LAV. Lane, Lee, Macon Move, J. A. D.
McNeill, A. Neale, A. Perkins, Picket, Pippin, Powell,
Riddick, Roebuck, Sanders, Sloan, J. L Smith, Giles
Smith, Speller, Stalling?, Stocks rd, Swamier, Tavlor,
Tuton, John R. Walker, Watson, West, Whitlev, Wil
liamson, Witcher, Wooten 57.
A'A YS. Messrs. Baker, Bedford, Elijah S. Bell,
Benton, Borland, Brummel, Bme, Bi!rge?, Bvrd, Carson,
Chambers, Clark, Clement, Clingman, Coll ins, Cotton.
Davenport, Eaton. Erwin, Foreman, Flemming. Cary,
Gee, Gorrell, Graham, Guthrie, Hall, Hammond, Har
ris, N. Harrisan, Harper, Ifassei, Hope, J. Ilorion, W.
Horton, Hoskins, Howard, Hunt, Jacocks, Kellv, King
W. B. Lane, Lilly, Lindsay, Luidermilk, Lyon Manly,
Matthews, xMoore, Muse, McLese, McPherson, Mc
Rae, J.II. Perkins, liayner, Rogers, Rush, Siler, Small
wood, George Smith, Swindell, Thomas, Thompson.
Waddell, Jos. II. Walker, Walton, Watt. 67.
So the House refused, by a vote of 07 to 57, to
strike it out.
The question now recurring on the adoption of
the original Resolutions, Mr. Hoke commenced a
speech in opposition to the second Resolution, but
declaring his intention of voting for the first. Af
ter proceeding for some time, he became exhaust
ed, and on motion of Mr. King, the House adjourn
ed until to-morrow, when Mr. II . again has the floor.
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