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cated to the Merchants Exchange itself, the exorrp
tion of which had been so strongly confined in, that
a large amount of goods was deposited there for
safety. Before these could bo removed, and the
numerous tenants of that edifice could remove their
private property, the fire communicated to the roof
and this soon falling in, carried with it the wall at
the cast end of the building, beneath which several
persons aro said to have been buried alive. Tho
splendid dome of the Exchange, after sendu-.g col
umns of flame to an iramen.; height fr half p.n
hour, until it was reduced to a body of fire, fell in
with a tremendous cra'jh, burying tho elegant stat ue
of Hamilton in the ruins.
At the time the fire on Pearl street reached Ha
nover square, the large space of ground was filled
with piece goods promiscuously piled together, und
much of this property was of the mnut valuable
kind. So unexpectedly and rapidly did the flames
extend on both sides of the square, that an unsuc
cessful attempt was made to remove it, for much of
it was destroyed in the street, and the residue
though deposited al a still greater distance in stores
and otherwise, was shortly afterwards consumed.
Dr. Matthews church had been made a deposito
ry f jr goods in the early part of the fire, which
were of course entirely consumed with the building,
leaving nothing but the bare walls.
VTith the Exchange, the public has sustained a
Joss in the fine arts which is really to be regret
ted. We refer to tho statue of Hamilton, erected
by the munificence of our merchants during ihe
present year, in the centre of the rotunda of thtit
building. That which was designed to remain for
ages, is in eight months precipitated from its pe
destal, and is mixed with the ruins of the ill fated
structure it was erected to adorn.
The mere amount of property wasted and de
stroyed, not by the flames but in the confu.-ion, and
hurry, and desperation of the times, is probably
equal to the entire loss at ordinary fires. It is la
mentable to see "the piles of costly furniture r ich
mahogany tables, with marble tops, sideboards, so
fas, vVc, Arc, broken and heajed up like worthless
rubbish ; rich merchandizes silks, satins, broad
cloths, fine muslins and every species of fancy dry
goods, trampled under foot packages half burnt
boxes of cutlery and hardware burst open, and their
.contents scattered in the mud bottles of wine bro
ken, and, in short, thousands upon thousands, and
tens of thousands of dollars lying wasted around,
in the form of ruined merchandise.
Carmen and orters were heaping goods ufmn
carts, barrows, in coaches and omnibuses ; the Hat
iery and Bowling Green are thickly studded with
piles of goods, some in boxes, others just as they
were snatched from the shelves j marines with fix
ed bayonets patrolling among them for protection
against marauders ; and all eys fixed upon the
volumes of dense black smoke, whirling away be
fore the wind flames darting and roaring from the
roofs and windows of whole streets v,-ulls tumbling
to the ground, and the firemen worn out with their
exertions, and almost discouraged from further ef
forts, vaiuly striving to make head against the
flames, which seemed to mock all human skill and
Ami l-t this dreadful destruction, we are happy
to announce that the shipping have not sustained
any material injury. A vast many of them were
Iving at the docks between Murray's wharf and
Coenties slip, and at one time we had our fears that
tho whole would have been destroyed. I he water
was yery low, and they could not for some time
get away. The brig Powhattan was on fire, but it
was soon extinguished ; and all, except one British
brig in Coenties slip, finally got into the stream
where they are now at anchor.
In all cases of great public or individual calami
ties, especially those occasioning loss of property,
the first impressions and first reports are of course
greatly exaggerated. And before concluding this
hasty and very imperfect account, we take leave to
caution the public abroad against giving credence
to first reports. The calamity is, indeed, a terrible
one, and the losses will be immense. But still we
nre warranted in the belief that the burden will
principally fall in such a manner that it will be
brne without shaking the credit of the city, or
checking its prosjerity for any considerable length
of time. Wo take it fir granted nay, it is ad
mitted on all hands that the fire insurance com
panies are all ruined. Some will not be able to
pay fifty cents on the dollar of their policies, and
others, perhaps, not more than twenty-five, while
others may be rather more fortunate..
But yet, the condition of things is not by fir so
bad as many who are on the spot imagine, and not
by any means as deplorable as will be represented
abroad. A number of able and cool calculators in
consultation this morning, have estimated the loss
at fifteen millions of dollar. Now the fire insu
rance capital in this city to say nothing of insu
rances eflected elsewhere is about ten millions.
The calculation is, th about six hundred stores
have been consumed, tho insurance of which does
not average more than about five thousand dollars
upon each, making the sum of three millions. The
loss, thereupon, in real estate, is not by far as great
as will at first be supposed, inasmuch as the lots
themselves constitute the chief value-being often
worth three or fur times more than the buildings
on them. Whatever amount, therefore, the Inu
poranco Companies may lie -able to pay, the hold
ers of rcnl estate will be able to sustain and hold
up under the loss.
In one respect, the disaster has fallen on us at a
fortunate period. It is tho season of tho year when
the stocks of good are reduced to the minimum
quantity ; anJ the autumnal sales have been so great
that, as a general rule, very diminished stocks were
During the night all descriptions of carriages
were in the immediate vicinity of the fire, cither
waiting to remove books, driving away with mer
chandise, or in attendance upon those who were
watching the progress of the flames.
Pearl street, from Hanover square to Hrondstrt,
was made a depository for piece goods; and piles,
valued at perhaps half a million, were hui-nt. Old
lip was also filled with every species of valuable
proK?rty, which was destroyed.
A large number of the militia several regiments
; are ordered out for the protection of property.
One o'clock, P. .If. The firo has been master
ed, and we rejoice to learn did not cross Coenties'
Slip, nor anvance any farther south on lVarl street.
We are gratified that we are enabled to utate,
that the banks, with one accord, are acting in this
emergency upon u scale of the most extended lihe
fjjjtv. To-day, tlvs officers have "taken the res
ponsibility, in all necessary caes, ,f " doing as
thev would be done by.'-' A meeting of "vink di
rectors is to bo held to-morrow for farther crsul
FURTHER, PARTICUI.ARS OF THE FIRE.
Nf ,r York, December 10.
All the papers Vhose offices were burnt or de
ranged by the "irC j,ave re:commenced their issues.
These arc che Journal of Commerce, the Gazette,
the Dtjy Adveriiser, the Times, and the Ameri
cf.ii. The Gazette is published at No. 12, Wall
street j the Daily Advertiser in the lascment of a
building nearly' opposite the late Exchange; the
Times at its former location ; and the Journal of
Commerce (for the prcscDt,) at the office of the
Incident! of the Fire. In one of the stores con
sumed on Wednesday night, was a large quantity
. of saltpetre, which, w hile it was burning, kept up
a succession of violent explosions resembling an ar
tillery salute, though with a much less powerful re
port. We mention this fact chiefly for the benefit
of the Bostonians, who have never yet settled the
question whether a certain vessel at tlie head of
Central wharf could have exploded as it did, by the
mere force of saltpetre. One of the largest firms
who were burnt out, removed their goods, or a large
part of them to the store of a friend, w hich it was
quite probable would ultimately share the same
fate. They then went at midnight, and hired a
new store, where by five o'clock in tho morning
their goods were safely deposited.. Early on Thurs
day morning, while the lire was yet raging, they
contracted for the immediate building of their own
store, so that in about twelve hours after the' were
burned out, they had all the arrangements made
for repairing the damage. Yesterday men were
engaged in clearing the rubbish, preparatory to a
new erection. The firm to which we allude is,
Arthur Tappan fc Co.
We were incorrect yesterday in saying that not
a building remained within tho limits of the fire.
There is one the brick store of Mr. Benson, dea
ler in copper, tin, S:c. It stands erect in the midst
of surrounding desolation. It is thoroughly fire
proof, with walls sixteen inches thick. It would
be natural to ascribe its safety to this fact, were it
not that four other fdores lielonging to the same
owners, and built in the same manner, have shared
the common fate of those around them.
From the Xcw York American of Frilay, lth.
The number of stores and dwellings destroyed
may probably be set down at alout five hundred
ana j.j t if, mo value ol which, independently of any
of the contents, may be estimated not unreasonably
1 f li r 1 J 1 F sf 7 T II At A
j were deposited goods and merchandize, varying jti
j value per hair from ten to one hundred thousand
(dollars. Of this amount, a portion more or less
i considerable will bo saved, but still the absolute
loss is very formidable, though undoubtedly much
below the exaggerated amount surmised in some of
the papers. At this season, happily, loth the dry
gonds merchants and grocers have comparatively
little stock on band and although large insurances
aro made in order to cover possible loss, in many
such cases, the amount to be actually demanded
will Ikj much less than the policy. We have heard
within a few minutes of three such instances, where
one party was insured for one hundred thousand
dollars, and will not claim more than twenty thou
sand, and two others of twenty thousand dollars
each, where in one case five and the other three
thousand only will be asked. If there bo allowed
S'20,000 for the actual average loss, over and above
what was saved from the flames, on the contents of
each building destroyed, the aggregate would be
eleven millions of dollars, to which add for the
buildings three miIlions,and we have a loss oCfour
teen millions. We have little doubt but that this
a:n"ont will rather exceed, than fall short of, the
From the Commercial Advertiser, of Dec. 19.
"We paid another visit to the scene of the recent
conflagration last evening, and walked thoroughly
over the ruins, thinking of Carthage and Pompeii.
The fire was by no means extinguished, and was
smoking through hills of brick in one place, and
blazing in another, in all directions. In all places
where the heat would allow of labor, people were
at work digging for such remains of property as
might be found wortli preserving. Near the site
of the late Franklin Market, a cargo of Indigo,
which we had observed in a blaze on Thursday,
was yet burning in a bright yellow flame. The
heap was, however, much reduced, and Ialorers
were endeavoring to save the remainder. Along
the line of South street, particularly where cotton
had been stored, the fires were jet burning with
considerable energy. From the ruins of one store,
the owners had shovelled out upon the pavement
perhaps a thousand bushels of coflee, mixed, of
course, with sand and rubbish, but it is presumed
that considerable will Ixj saved. We saw them
taking out from below masses of bricks mingled
with fire, a number of bags of cofiec uninjured.
Near to this, and thoroughly on fire, we were point
ed to the cargo of tea, which arrived up in the Pa
ris bijt a few days before the fire. The importer
resides in Sulcni ; and it was supposed he vou!d re
alize a fortune by this single voyage. The fortune
has disappeared in a night. But it is vain to con
tinue the enumeration. On every hand, at every
stop, they were pulling bales and pieces of goods
from among the rubbish; blankets, silks, linens, ca
licoes, every thing, some ruined by water, some by
fire, some by Ix ing trampled in the mud; some half
burnt, and many yet on fire, and blazing up as
brought forth to the air. But wo doubt not that
some valuable merchandize will yet be recovered
from the cellars and basements of many of tho
stores that have leen destroyed.
JYcir Canitol. The bill making a further ap
propriation of S7.VJ00 towards the completion of
the Capitol, has passed both Houses, and is there
fore a law. Raleigh Register.
The bill authorizing the Public Treasurer to
issue Certificates of Stock on the faith of the State,
to the amount of -l()l),000 and to sell the same
f r the purpf? of obtaining funds to enable the
State to take the Stock reserved for its use in the
I mk of the State, has become a law. The State
will tlim preserve a controlling influence over the
m rations of the Bank. lb.
M. Thomas B. Haywood, of this City, has been
appointed Private Secretary to His Excellency,
Governor Spaight. lb.
The flag unfurled The opponents of Mr.
Van Iluren in the Virginia legislature have una
nimously nominated Judge White as a fit person
to succeed Gon. Jackson as President. The cause
of Judge White is the causo of the South and,
if the southern States do not prove recreaut to
principle, it must prevail.
Tuesday, December 15, 1835.
Mr. Benton called up his Resolution providing
for seats on the floor for the gentlemen coining as
Senators from Michigan.
Mr. Clay was opposed to the resolution, not that
he washed to give any opinion as to the right of the
Senators to be so called, but that he thought the
same reason urged in their behalf, courtesy, would
equally apply to the claim of any other gentleman
who should desire it. Jle leared acquiescence now,
would be deemed a pre-judgment of the question of
ri"ht, and such a commitment of the Senate, as
would have an inevitable tendency to mislead pub
Mr. Clayton also opposed it until the settlement
of every question connected with the vexed boun
dary matter should be disposed of. Until which,
he contended, Congress could not admit .Michigan
as a State, nor until she was so admitted, could he
recognize the claims of the parties to a seat on the
floor. He moved to lay the resolution on the table.
Mr. Benton insisted strongly that courtesy de
manded that tho privilege should be granted.
These parties presented themselves with a docu
ment purporting to be signed by the Governor and
seal of State. was a State de facto, indisputa
bly. Why, then, be inquired, should these gentle
men bo deprived of what ho only asked as a matter
of courtesy T for, if the rule formerly held, as to the
State tt Rhode Island in the case of Mr. Bobbins
was good, then these gentlemen ought to be deem
ed, as Mr. Kives was, a Senator until the contrary
M r. King of Alabama, did not think the Senate
could do more with propriety, than to assign these
gentlemen seats outside the bar, and he suggested
to the honorable Senator from Missouri, that In
should so modify his resolution.
"Wednesday, December 10, 1635.
The Senate was engaged all day in the election
of the Committees. Mr. Clay was elected Chair
man of the Committee of Foreign Afiairs; the
other members aro Messrs. King of Georgia, Tall-
madire, Mangum, and Porter. On Finance, Mr.
Webster, Chairman. On Commerce, Mr. Davis,
of Massachusetts. On Naval Afiairs, Mr. South
ard. On Public Lands, Mr. Ewing, On District
of Columbia, Mr. Tler. Ou Manufactures, Mr.
Knight. On Agriculture, Mr. Brown. On Mili
tary Afiairs, Mr. Benton. Dn Indian Afiairs, Mr.
White. On the Judiciary, Mr. Clayton. On the
Post OiTice, Mr. Grundy. -
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
This being the first day, set apart for the presen
tation of petitions and memorials since the assem
bling of Congress, an extraordinarily large number
were presented ; but which being mostly of a pri
vate character, do not possess any public interest.
3Ir. Fairfield of Maine, presented two memorials
from sundry inhabitants of Symington, in Maine,
praying Congress to take ellectual and sjeedy mea
sures for the abolition of slavery within the District
of Columbia, .Vc.
Mr. Abijah Mann of New York, having moved
to lay tho first memorial on the table, which was
agreed to, Mr. Fairfield moved that the second
should also be laid on the table Whereupon,
Mr. J. Y. Mason of Virginia, rose and said, that
in the present conflicting state of public opinion,
with respect to this topic, he was extremely anxious
that at the very outset, the opinion of the House
with respect to it, should le ascertained. In order
to do so, he would call for the yeas and nays on the
motion to lay the memorial on the table.
Tho Yeas and Nays were ordered, and the me
morial was read, at the request of Mr. Boon, of
Mr. Slade of Vermont, moved that the memorial
should also be printed.
Mr. Williams of North Carolina called for a di
vision of the question.
And the question to lay the subject on the table,
having been taken, it was determined in the aflirma
mative Yeas 180, Nays 31.
The question then recurring on the motion to
Mr. Slade advocated it, on the ground that it was
advisable, whatever was done on this important
matter, should le advisedly ; to do which, the print
ing of the memorial itself, in his opinion, was all
essential. The petitioners presented a memorial
couched in courteous terms, and it was not too much
to extend to them the courtesy of a bearing.
Mr. Vanderpool remarked, that as the memorial
had been read, and most audibly too, it was unne
cessary for them to know more than they already
knew of its contents. He foresaw the motion was
like to waste much time, in debating it, and with
a view to prevent this, he moved to lay the motion
to print on the table, and called for the Yeas and
The question on this motion was taken and de
cided in the affirmative Yeas 10?, Nays 50. The
memorial was then laid on the table.
The Speaker presented the memorial of David
Newland of North Carolina, complaining of an
illegal return, in the case of James Graham, and
contesting his right to a seat in Congress, as one
of the Representatives from the State of North
The memorial was referred to the Committee on
The Speaker presented a memorial from Isaac
Crary of Michigan, dated from Washington, stating
that ho had been elected a Representative to Con
gress from that State, &c.
Mr. Beardsley did not sec that in extending to
the petitioner the courtesy of a seat on the floor,
that there was any reason to suppose it could pre
judge the main question, as to Michigan being
deemed a State, and he submitted a motion that
Mr. Crary should have that courtesy.
Mr. Mercer insisted, that it was a most unpre
cedented motion to submit to the House. All they
knew of the matter was from rumour ; and that
went to shew, that an endeavor was being made to
violate the laws and Constitution, and thrust upon
them a Representative, which Michigan could not
Justly send, until Congress had previously passed
tho necessary laws creating it a State. It would
be a curious thing indeed, whilst the House per
mitted a delegate (Mr. Jones) to have a seat from
Michigan, as a Territory, that they should also
permit a Representative from the" same place. He
apprehended the motion went to subvert the stand
ing rules of the House, giving the privilege of a
seat, and was therefore out of order.
Mr. Sutherland, in order to arrest a debate which
was not likely soon to terminate, moved an adjourn
ment, which was carried.
Thursday, December 18, 1S35.
The Senate did not sit this day.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Mr. Jackson of Massachusetts, presented the
petition of sundry citizens of the town of Wrent-
ham, in Massachusetts, praying lngress 10 pro
vide for the abolition of slavery within the District
of Columbia, and moved its reference to a Select
Mr. Hammond moved that the petition be not
A debate of three or four hours, involving mam-
points of order, and running occasionally into the
merits of the question, ensued, in w Inch 3iessr.
Hammond. illiams of North Carolina, t-ilascocK,
Peyton, Beardsley, Wise, Thomas, Hopkins, Ma
son, of Virginia, Bouldin, Ripley, Vanderpool,
Harper, Pierce, of New Hampshire, and 1 ickens,
A motion to lay the petition on the table was
moved and decided by the Speaker to have prece
dence over the motion to reject.
The question being taken, the motion to lay on
the table was rejected Yeas 95, Nays 121.
Mr. Hammond's motion, that the petition be re
jected, being then in order, the debate was resum
ed, and continued by Messrs. Hunt, Glascock, and
Mr. Sutherland, without concluding, yielded the
floor, and, on motion of Mr. Everett,
The House adjourned to meet on Monday.
Monday, December 21, 1S35.
Mr. ebster ollered a Resolution instructing
the Committee on Finance to inquire into the ex
pediency of relieving the Merchants of New York,
by an extension of their duty bonds.
Mr. Ewing introduced a bill, to settle the North
west boundary of Ohio, and accompanied it with
an explanation of his views.
Mr. Calhoun moved that so much of the Presi
dent's Message as refers to the transmission of in
cendiary publications by mail, be referred to a Spc
On this motion some debate took place, in which
the affirmative of the proposition was sustained by
Messrs. Preston, Mangum, Clayton, Goldsborough,
Leigh, Ewinrj, and Davis ; and the negative by
Messrs. King of Alabama, Grundy, Buchanan, and
The motion of Mr. Calhoun was carried in the
affirmative Ayes 23, and the Committee was or
dered to consist of five Senators.
The Senate proceeded to ballot for the Commit
tee, when the following Senators were elected : Mr.
Calhoun, Mr. King of Georgia, Mr. Mangum, Mr.
Davis, and Mr. Linn.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The day was occupied again in a debate on the
Alndition Memorials Mr. J. Q. Adams made a
speech on the subject.
Previous to this, Mr. Cambreleng from the Com
mittee of Ways and Means, reported a bill for the
relief of the Merchants of New York, extending
the time for the payment of their duty bonds, which
was read twice, and committed.
From the Raleigh Register of December 29.
NOMINATION OF JUDGE WHITR.
It will be seen from the subjoined proceedings,
that the Whig Members of the Assembly, not in
their character as legislator, but as private indi
viduals, convened, with a numler of other citizens
from various parts of the State, on Tuesday last,
and unanimously nominated as their Candidate for
the Presidency, HUGH L. WHITE, of Tenne
see. That he is a native son of North-Caroliua,
was not to the members of the meeting, personally,
a matter of indiflerence, but it had, we believe, no
influence in their designation of him as a Candidate.
He was selected, because the Whigs believe him
to be peculiarly idicatcd by the character of the
times as the man to lead the friends of the Consti
tution, in their great struggle against the power ami
patronage of corruption. Thus believing, there
lias been a mutual agreement to oiler up individual
preferences on the alter of Patriotism ; and they
call upon the People to confirm their nomination,
in the same spirit in which it was made.
As an humble advocate of the cause of the peo
ple and the great principles of Constitutional liber
ty, we hoist the White Fl.vo, and shall fight under
it, with a zeal proportioned to the imminence oAhe
The question lefbre the people, in the approach
ing Presidential Election, does not turn upon a mere
preference of individuals, but presents considera
tions of far gicatcr moment.
Is it not dangerous to the liberties, nav, to the
very existence of our Republic, that the President
should be permitted to name his successor? And
ought not his efforts to accomplish this purpose, by
bringing the corrupting patronage of office to bear
directly through the agency of Federal power and
influence, to be manfully resisted? Are the people
prepared to sanction the doctrines of the Van Bu
ren School, that, " to the victors belong the spoils,"
and that every new President is to " reward his
political friends and punish his political opponents ?"
thus keeping up a never-ending strife between con
tending factions of office hunters, until, at length,
the people, tired of such commotions, settle down
in despondency under some ambitious usurper of
absolute power? If they are not prepared for this,
let them vote against the nominees of that engine
qf despotic power, the Baltimore Convention. The
only reason urged by the friends of Mr. Van Buren,
in support of his claims, is, that the President de
sires his election ! Who is so dull, as not to see,
if he is elected, merely because Gen. Jackson says
it must be so, that though we may- still be govern
ed under the f rms of a Constiution, the spirit of
freedom, with all her quickening and life-giving
impulses, will have fled, and forever!
There are other weighty considerations, which
render the issue of the next Presidential Election
cf peculiar personal interest to the -whole South,
but we shall take occasion to present them to our
readers in some subsequent paper.
We have only time and space now to call on the
real friends of their country to rally around the sa
cred charter of their political freedom, ere it shall
le overborne by personal influence and ambition.
Wo know that wealth, official influence and the al
luring hope of office arc powerfully arrayed against
our candidate, Judge White; because, utterly de
testing the rewarding and punishing system, he
holds out no inducement to the mercenary to sustain
him. Ujon whom, then, must he rely for support ?
It is on the honest farmers and mechanics of the
country n;cu who arc looking for no offices, and
who'aro governed solely by love of country. Such
men are generally not so active m political contests,
as those who are influenced by interest ; but we
hone they will come forward now with alacnt
and stand forth in defence of good principles. The
Van Buren cause will be supported with the vigor
of desperation. Promises of orhce, and ot al! kinds
of desirable things, will be made in profusion
WTe cannot offer our friends any inducements of
this kind. We appeal only to their sense ot duty
and their patriotism, but we are confident we shall
not appeal in vain.
Raleigh, December 22, 1S35.
Pursuant to public notice, immediately after the
final adjournment of the General Assembly this
day, the Members ot that body, opposed to tne elec
tion of Martin Van Ihren and Kichahd M.
Johnson to the Presidency and Vice-Presidency of
the United States, and a number of other citizens,
convened in the Hall of the House of Commons.
The meeting having been called to order, on mo
tion of Gen. Folk, of Rowan, Col. Andrew Joyner,
of Halifax, was appointed Chairman ; and, on mo
tion of Dr. F. J. Hill, of Brunswick, Charles
Manly and Weston R. Gales were chosen Secre
taries. Mr. Graham, of Orange, briefly stated the pur
poses for which the meeting had assembled, viz:
to consider the propriety of nominating a Candidate
for the Presidency of the United States, in opposi
tion to the nominee of the Baltimore Convention;
after which, '
Dr. Hill submitted for the consideration of the
meeting, the following Resolutions:
Resolved, That in the opinion of this meeting,
the Hon. HUGH L. WHITE, of Tennessee, is a
suitable person to le elevated to the high office of
President of the United States and we do accord
ingly recommend to the good people of North -Carolina
to take all necessary measures toellcct that end.
Rescind, That a Committee of Seven persons
be appointed by the Chairman, residing in or near
the City of Raleigh, who shall be called the " Cen
tral Committee"': And that it shall le the duty
of said Committee, to correspond with Countv Com
mittees on the subject of the Election of President
and Vice-President of the United States.
Resolved, That in order to form an Electoral
Ticket, the friends of Judge White in each Elec
toral District, are recommended to meet in the
manner most convenient to them, and agree upon
some person as Elector for sucli District : And that
such choice be communicated to the Central Com
mittee at Raleigh, who shall publish the names of
the Elector so elected : It is further recommended
that such selection be made in the several Districts
and communicated to the Central Committee, on
or before the 1st day of May next.
The meeting having loen addressed by Gen.
Wellborn, of Wilkes, and Mr. Waddell, of Orange,
in support of the Resolutions, they were unanimous
Pursuant to the second Resolution, the following
gentlemen were appointed the Central Committee,
viz : Charles L. Hinton, George W. Havwood,
Charles Manly, Richard Smith, David Carter, Wes
ton R. Gales, and William A. Williams.
On motion of Mr. Rayner, of Hertford, it was
Resolvd, That a Committee of Vigilance and
Correspondence, to consist of five persons, be ap
pointed by the Chair in each County in the State ;
with power to add to their number, as they may
consider advisable, and that they be requested to
communicate, from time to time, to the Central
Committee, the result of their operations.
On motion of M r.wAing, of Iredell, it was
Resolved, That a Committee of seven ersons
be appointed by the Chair, whose dutv it shall be
to draft an Address to the People of North-Carolina,
on the subject of the approaching Presidential
This Committee consists of Thomas G. Tolk, of
Rowan, David B. Outlaw, of Bertie, William A.
Graham, of Orange, John Owen, of Bladen, John
II. Bryan, of Craven, Isaac T. Avery, of Burke,
and John McLeod, of Johnston.
Gen. Polk oiTercd the following Resolution, which
was unanimously adopted :
Resolved, That it is hereby recommended to
the people of this State to meet together at an ear
ly day, in the several counties thereof, and nomi
nate some suitable person for Governor, who shall
be considered the Whig Candidate at the election
in August next ; and that they communicate the
name of the person so nominated, to the Central
Committee at Raleigh.
The following Resolution was introduced with
some appropriate remarks, by Mr. Jo. Scawell
Jones, and also unanimotisly adopted :
Resolved, That the Whigs of North-Carolina
view with the highest admiration the noble conduct
of the People of Tennessee in so firmly resisting
the arrogant attempt of the President of the United
States to dictate to them the successor for whom
they should vote.
On motion of Mr. IZoskins, of Chowan,
Resolved, That the proceedings of this meeting
be signed by the Chairman and Secretaries, and
published in the Whig papers throughout the State.
On motion of Mr. Gary, of Northampton, the
meeting then adjourned.
ANDREW JOYNER, Chairman.
Weston R. Gales, $
A WORD TO APPRENTICES.
When serving 3-our apprenticeship, you will have
time and opportunity to stock your mind with useful
information. The only way tor a young man to prepare
himself for usefulness, is to devote himself to study du
ring his leisure hours. First, be industrious in your
business Never complain that you are obliged to work;
go to it with alarcity and cheerfulness, and it will be
come a habit which will make you respected and beloved
by j'our master or employer make it your business to
see to and promote his interest: by taking care of his
you will learn to take care of your own.
Voting men at the present d'ay are too fond of getting
rid of work they seek for easy and lazy employment
and frequently turn out to be poor miserable vagabonds.
You must avoid all wishes to live without labor; labor is
a blessing instead of a curse, it makes men healthy, it
procures them food, clothing and every necessary, and
frees them from temptations to be dishonest.
Next to your hard labor you should be constant in tho
labor of mind. You can never hope to rise to respecta
ble standing in the world without Jong, persevering and
constant study. When you read you must not throw
away your time by reading novels and romances 3-ou
must study natural and moral philosophy, and the artsC
Ix?t not a large book discourage you, or a long history
or other work prevent you from reading it through.
When you have read, reflect upon it in your mind, and
endeavor to understand t!eir meaninrr and utility,so that
you may readily apply them to the ordinary purposes of
life. You have to deny yourselves the pleasure enjoyed
by most young men, if you would prepare yourself llr
being a respectable old man. Springfield Gazelle.
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