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An Adjourned Legislature. -
We have been silent upon the action of the
Legislature- in Hiln the 4th. of March aa the
day ol adjournment, and adjourning over to the
third Mouday in August, lor the reason, that
we liave no disposition to attempt to influence
I lie action of the Legislature, in any jii n r
which ought to I kit entirely to its imn die
crelion, in ad am of an expression of xipulai
opinion. Every day now ie developing new phss
in public affairs, aid to our wind thtae indlca
t,ne are plain, that in a short eriod that laxly
uiuit I called together again, in reference to
llii' Momentous affairs ol' national concern.
Our mind la now clear, that that body should
, 1 1 li.-r remain in aeasiou ten or fifteen day lon
)f r, or lake a recess lor thirty day, or rescind
the order lor the adjourned acaiiion to meet the
third Monday in August, leaving its re iisscin
bling to the decision of the Governor and Coun
cil. There ia a atmng reason why the members
hould return home a short time to consult their
constituency upon our Federal relation, though
we are inclined to (relieve, that in the next ten
daya public aeutiment will lie sufficiently dcvrl
oped lor the legislature to act advisedly.
North Carolina inorea alowly. She acta
upon lier own convictiona of duly, w ithout r. t
erence to the action of otht-ra, yet she should
not le wholly inilitfereut to Uie acliun of others
and cannot I. Time tor reflection and con
ulUlloU upuil llu: .present ttatumf pulilic id
lairs, in important, yet when the public mind it
Convinced bow to act and that it mutt ai t, it
cannot e done too promptly.
Virginia ia evidently pondering her action
deeply. Nearly a sufficient number of tin
member of the Legislature have already signed
a petition to the Governor, to call the Lcgida
lura to meet at once, after the day fixed for ad
j.iurnment, which, aa in our caae, ia the 4th of
March. If a convention, tor the amendment of the
.institution, in to he called in North Carolina,
and this we regard la a foregone conclusion, w e
have settled it in our own mind, that it i saf. at
and heat tor the preservation ol order and quiet,
that it he called in the regular and constitution
al way, and not in any irregular, unauthorized
ml revolutionary totiii, which might pontiil.lv
le acceptable to tha ruling powers
I p to-day, the public expt-ctaliou of I lie
Presidential veto on the Sherman toll, hua
not been gratified, and tha tulcgraph ami the
preaa are alike ailcnl aa to thectuae. It is p"i
lle he will send it in to-tnorrow. Should he !
teimiue to pocket the hill and thua alanine the
reaponaibility ot its defeat during the pn a.nl
Congress'judging by the lights we now have-, we
should deeply regret it. It ia a fair preaun.p
tion, that the views of Mr. Johnson will pre
vent hU giving it bia signature. But it ia
equally clear, that ha ought to give to the
world and to Congress bis reason for hi rc
luasl, in lufBcicut time to allow that body to
act upon bis veto, thus throwing the eutire re
sponsibility of iu passage or defeat upon that
IhhIj. Should the bill become a law by a two
thirds vote over his veto, we conaider whatever
may be the strength ol bis objections to it, he
hnuld administer it fairly and promptly, until
it is declared unconstitutional by the Supreme
It ia perfectly manileat that the power ol the
government is In the bands of the Congress
The North feels it as well as the South. The
President as well aa the Supreme Court are in
the power of that body, and bene we conclude,
that all resistance to the power of the Congress
it at so end, and that all available defence
ol a ('institutional Krpublic in thia countrv, is
Deitratire Fire in Feyetteville.
We are indebted to Meaara. Jamea (1. Cih.U
ami D. O. McKae for the following particular
of the flre, which occurred in Kayetteville on
We.lnea.lay night laat.
AlMut 7 J o'clock, P M , the alarm of rlre waa
given, and It was soon discovered to have oc
curred in the second atory of the grocery store
of Mr. It. P. Ifoltingsworth, in a block of build
uga I t ween the Cape Fear Hank ami Dick
treet, moat of them large framed wooden
buildings. In an hour and ,a half, so rapidly
lid the fire spread, the tun or twelve wooden
buildings were in flames.
Mr. C.ok says, "the Cape Fear Hank
a hrick building and tire proof, and the pretn
ea, were saved from damage by the extraor
dinary exertions of, the Fire Company, coin
in mi de. I ky Capt. C. H. lianka. No Are could
huve Ixvn bitter managed. Mr. UcKethan'i
Urge carriage factory w a preserved, but eaat of
it on Dick street, the large dwelling owned by
Dr.' Frectuaii, was aaVcd by the determintd
Hand taken by the citizens, with bticketa and
hlanketa. The stand waa well taken mill well
managed, and saved Dick street. The noble
woik done by (piite a number of colored men
under iny own eye, deaervea upecial mention
Were I to particularize, I should posxilily omit
ouie eipially meritorious. Take it altogether
no fire of the same magnitude) ta Ihch man
aged laitler. Tha origin of the fire ia unknown.
The heaviest loacra .are Mew.ru Joa. Ilollinga
worth, B. F. Hollingworth, OriM-cra, and
Meaam. Wm. Overby and C. Ilouaton, Haddlora
and harness makers. There waa no itixurance
on any of it, and it leaves (juite a number very
poor.1" Wonoed not a-ld that w deeply ym
pathise with the unfortunate onus.
NORTH CAROLINA LEGISLATURE.
Wkiivimuv. Kc-!. '.'7.
O.i looi.,i ,. M r, t o mut"ii lite bill aiitlior
iing the count) court ol Anson to n il town
lots ; iind I he hill nll.in ing A n-mi county court 4
t wo v. ecks in ti ad out-, vteic tula i! np and
- i tin ir im v, i.il r. iidin.
Hill to r toie to miirrir't women the com
mon law right o !.,. i wnBtnkeu up.
Mr. A very ot!'. r.-d mi inn. iidiii. ut
Mr. K r. U-. . d'. d lor the Vi-ns und Nan
and the urn. IkIiii. nt w u ndopl. I, V s 'Jit.
The bill p,n,. , V. n S IT.
The special oi 1 1, r ( .on. up, it lein the bill
lor the rvli. I o! i!.-. uiois, Administrators and
Mr. Avery ottered us in. inn. ndinenl an ad
ditionul section, which was adopted.
Mr. Itoliin's d n.anded I he Yc.au and Nays
on the pa,-ic-e o the lull, wlin li resulted, Yeaa
,W Naya M.
On nioiioii ol Mr II. ill tin vote l.y which the
bill lor the n !i. I of Hie Allaotic roa.l was laid
on the tul.l, , ,a rcconsider.-d. Yeas 7. Navs
i It. Mr. Cardwe.II tleiuo.lii. Hit: Waa and
I Mr. CI irk obtained h ave to r.s old his vote
i in lavor !!(' the motion to lav the tc.lutiotis on
j Federal Ib l.itiofi-on the table.
j Mr. ( lark Ill Htd thai the rules lie sll-M lld
I i d and In. Iii;i aut lionitiy it j'iiil 1 1 i tit of
the county conn ol W il-on In put i:kui its
I several leadiiw. ; v'reed all i ttu: bid pass
' ed '
Mr Wioi,,. ii,,M-, thai the Miles lie slls
p. nd.d and the u t amendatory ol ai ad rat
i llied Man h 1 Jth. IMlWo have lis nuijI lea.l
i intfs. AKrc-d to and the bijll d.
j ilr. SKi d moved that tin rule- te u-'Oile.l,
; agreed to; and he oil. red a bill in lavor of the
estate of W. II. M ..im. w Inch pas-ed its hcvcral
On motion ..1 Mi I'.-ikiiis the .s. tiate ad
joumeil I .V' In t he lii.-i ihii's pr.M-e. dllls tbvl bill j
in r.gar.l to wr. . K in ( iirrilm k county, givis
t!r rhrtion ot t'o- oiniins loio is to the people
ot each w reck district, inn. ad ol the county i
conn: The court hn- ht-retoli.re had that ele..-
llol -K OK COMMONS
HH.siMnv. 7J ocl a k I' M.
Mr M. K . for th committee li the .llldi .
ciarv I. ported lack favoial ly with an amend !
limit, the lull explanatory ol "the Act tot hange I
the jnri-tlutioti ot the court- and the nibs ol J
pleadim: therein j
The rillt s wete -l.spelided -wild the l-ill passed ;
2nd and :trd rcaMinj, " J
Mr M. Kay, from a select oinmitte.-. r. por- I
te.l are-oi,ti .ii in lavnr ol ili-nbled o!lier, as '
a -iii.-iiMite to, uiolrv resolutions referred to
ai.lioi i'.ie I'as-cd its acveral leadings
under a MLju n-iou of the rnlo., .
A resoliiitoi, in Uvorol Win. Sanders was re
j. . te.l on Slid readnio
A bill to i linii;.'i' the time ol holding the
courts of the Tth .IiI'IicibI ''ircuit, passed 2nd
and 3rd readmits.
A resolution (introduced l.y Mr. Morehead.i
to authorize the (iovcrnor to employ counsel in
certain cases : and a resolution t introduce. I by
fr. Iiurharni in fitji-of Jast M. - Neal, formtr
Sheritl of McDowell, passed their aeveritl read-iiiU-
A bill in reNtin to dormant judgments ; a
bill to. xi. n.l the tune for the return to the
county cunts ol the lands to l.e sohl lor tuxes ;
nnda bill to amend nn act to encourage sheep
raising in Watauga arid Ashe, pa-wed their sev
A bill for the relief of Executor and Admin
istrators, and an engrossed bill to eslal lish a
I'enitentiary were laid on the table
The House adjourned.
I lit KsDAV M.IKMMI, Feb. 3M.
The N-nate was called to order at 10 o't l.a k,
Mr. ipceil, ol l'a.piotank. a-ked that the
clerk read an article in tin Kaleigh ltiul,irl ol
thia morning, headed "a handsome vote in the
Senate of North Carolina, in favor of the recent
action of Congress." Which l. iwg concluded.
Mr Speed sai.,1 "'at he wishe.l to place himself
right in regard to the amendment .ol the Sena
tor from Moore Mr. lti har.Ison. He voted
against laving toe amendment and rosotnttnn
on the table, that he might have an opportunity
of voting uizamst the adoption ol the amend
ment "I the Senator from Molire, ami that lie
might have an opportunity ol placing himself
upon the record in lavor of the original resolu
tion. Messrs. Cow les, Hoi. ins and l.ove disclaimed
any intention ol favorin;; the amendment offer
ed by the Senator from Moore, but voted against
laying on the table because it carried the resolu
tions id Mr Speed with it.
Mr. Leach said that he placed himself right
al the time. '
Mr. Cow li s introduced a bill to establish a
public road in Surry County.
On his inotiou the rules were suspended and
the bill passed.
Mr -Wiggins introduced a. rcsolu tion in. furor,
of the Committee, appointed to Investigate the
affairs of the North Carolina Railroad. On Ilia
motion tin' resolution passed under a suspension
of the rules.
,Mr. Wiggins called up a resolution in favor of
the Attorney tlcrirral, vtiirh tv-it nrtivptert
RKPollTS OK CoMMITTK.I s.
yarioiiH reports were nuulc liom sundry com
initteea, mostly ol no puMic inten s!.
On motion ot Mr. S(wed the rol.-s were sns
peuded and a resolution appointing a commit
tee of examination, s to what State debts w. re
incurred ill aid .'( the bile rebellion, was
taken lip. Hejcct. d.
Mr. Hani-, of Franklin, moved to, suspend
the tules ami take up a bill to incorporate llie
: Cr Land Ajkeiiey-- i. 'olhirmn y, tt j(red to.
The (speaker had a communication read offer
ing hit resignation to take place tomorrow i,t
BILLS ON 1I1KIK SECOND UKAOINC.S.
Hill In incor)orate the N. ('. Agricultural and
Manufacturing Company passed.
Hill to amend Section 7 of Chapter 40 ot the
act-of the Legislature ol 1866. Lost.
Hill allowing fees to justices ol the H are.
On motion of Mr. Outlaw it waa laid on the
Bill to make l . S. Revenue Stamps used ill
legal transactions a part of the cost. Passed.
Dill to amend Chapter 4l , Hectiou SI: Ke-visa-d
Code. On motion of Mr. Wilson it was
referred to the Judiciary Committee.
Hill in favor of widows, and a bill concern
ing Wurveyors and I'roreaaioners were laid on the
Hill to pay Jurors in capital cases, and the
bill to declare the Roanoke river in Martin
County a lawful fence, passed.
Hill to aid the Atlantic & X. C. R. R. On
motion of Mr. Wiggins, it waa made the special
order for to night at 8 o'clock.
Mr. Cunningham moved to insert 11 o'clock
to morrow. Agreed to.
Mr. Speed asked leave of absence for Mr. Fer
eliee from and alter to day.
Hill to amend the act establishing Work
Houses, and the bill iu regard to weights ami
Bill to authorize the exchange of certain
bonds for Internal Improvements for new bonds.
Mr. Outlaw offered an amendment. Pending
the consideration of the amendment. Mr. Avery
moved that the eiMlte adjourn to . j o clock to
Sir. Cunningham demanded the y eas and nay s. '
Agrwd to, yeas 20 nay 11, j
HOfSE OF COMMONS.
TmtnsiiA v, Fi b. 2m. j
The House wa- called to order at 1ft o'clock
Mr. fV'oggins introduced the following reso I
Wiierkah, the Federal relations between and t
amontr the Stati-s coinp.isi a the (rovernriient of
the Cnite.l Slate-, have at least. t a verv great
extent tsi n .ti--olvcd. and w herea-, it i- the
dutvof the loyal people of said uov. rnni.'iit
and each ot.its uieuibcrs to render all the aid in
their power to unite and tirmlv establish yaid
government upon a true and loval baai- :
iir it therrfort HimUiJ, That il is the sense ol
thia House that we accept in (food Jaith the act '
recently passed by the Cotifres- of the l'nited
States, lor the purpose ot re orirani. ino I he
rebel State-, anil will use every ctl'ort to rnnv
out the same npon a true and loyal basis '
Mr. Hutchison offered a substitute, providing
for suluinttirio the .pi.-stion ot Convention'' or '
"No Convention," to a vote of the people.
Mr. Mori-head moved to amend the original
resolution by in-ei t ing after the word people"
in the preamble the word irithtntt mj'fnl to
Mr. S-ofing- reliis.il to accept this amend- !
Mr. May moved to lay the amendment and j
resolution on the table. j
Mr. McClammy opposed the motion, as lie
thought such action would be niisnonstrue.l. ,
Tim yeas and nays were ordered and the House r
refused to lay on the table. Messrs. Autrv, Col !
linx, May, TurnlMjll and Wi'liams, of Martin, j
vol inn in the negative.
Mr. Richardson moved that the House gn i
into committee of the whole on this matter..
This motion waa laid on the table on motion
ot Mr. Hutchison.
Mr. Kenan, of Duplin, moved to refer :lie
whole subject to Hie Committee oa Fe-leral K.1
I at ions, and stated that he was prepared now to
vote against any such proposition, but thought
that a "ithjert of so much importance should In
appropriately reltrred and considered.
Mr. I.oian supported the resolution as intro
duced. He lielieve.l that the "Sherman substi
tute" emlaKfied the Isyat terms the relel States
could get, and for thin reason he was tor adopt
ing it at once not that lie approved its princi
ples fully, lie had urged the adoption of th.e
Howard amendment for the same reason. That
had been rejected, and, as he predicted then,
harder ttrtns were exacted.
Mr. Morehea.l addressed the House in sup
port of his amendment proposing to insert the
words "without regard to color "
Ilia remarks were characterized by much
force and humor, and elicited marked attention.
They will be noticed more fully hereafter !
After further discussion, in which Messrs.
Richardson, Davhi and Russ opposed the reo
lotion, and favored its reference. The resolu
tion was referred by the following vote.
Ykas- Messrs. Allen, Autrv Baker, Boyd,
Howe, Brown, Chn.lwick, Clark, Clements, Col
lins, Crawlord, of Macon. Crawford, ot Rnwn,
Daniel, Davis, Durham, Foard, flalloway, latn
bril. Harris, flranberry, Guess, Harper, Hender
son, Hodnett, Holderby, Horton, of Watattpa,
Houston, Hutchison, Kelsey, Kenan, Latham,
of Craven, Iee, Long, Iowe, Lntterloh. May,
Martin, MicArthur, McClammy, McKay, McKse,
Moore, ol H, Morehrad, Morristt, Neal, Patton,
Peeblea, Perry, of Carteret, Perry, of Wake.
Reinhardt, Richardson, Rogers. Rosebro Kti,
Slielton, Smith, of Guilford, Stone ISu.ldertll,
Turnbnl), l'mstea.1, Wangii, Westmoreland
Whitfleld, Whitlry. Williams, of Harnett. Wll
lianis, of Martin, Williams, of Pitt, Woodard
Navs Messrs. Ashworth, Beaselv, Black,
Blair, Hlythe, Bryson, Carson, I ! arret t, Godw in,
llinnant, ITorton. of Wilkes, Jenkins, ol Gas
ton, Jenkins, of Granville, Logan, Lyon. Moore,
ol ( '(milium, Morton, JiountreerSc.tggin.Tk'agiiu,
Trull, Ve-tal, Wilson, of Forsy.the, Williams. o(
On motion ol Mr. Mooru, of Hertford, the,
resolution was also made the specijil order for
the third Monday in August next.
Mr. flutdiison moved to r'i'onsT'dcr the 'vote
by which the House laid the Reiiilentiaty lull
on the table last evening. ,
Mr. Long hoped this motion would prevail,
as be thought the House voted under a mi-ap
prehension last night. The bill provides for
submitting the question of 'Penitentiary'' or
"No Penitentiary'' to a vote of the people, and
there was prJcdent for this". The question had
been submitted in lH4fl. He hoped the vote
would la reconsidered and that the bill would
pass. V - r ..v.. i,
The motion to reconsider prevailed.
Mr. Log.in moved to postpone the ''ill indeli
Much discussion ensued.
Mr. Holderby oiler, d a substitute lor the bill
which was read for information.
The motion to postpone indefiintclv was re
, jeeted, and pen. ling lurther action the House
took recess until 71 o'clock P. M
j :-K. A I K
j 111 I I! SI I iv, Feb 2s
I The Senate was called to order at 7loYlo.k.
The consideration of the bill aiittionzing the
exciange ot old bunds issued lor Internal In.
prorenient purpose-, w a-re-unu'd. The amend
ment of Mr. Outlaw was r. je te.l and the bid
passed its s. cond L ading
Mr. F. r. bep demanded tin- v. as and navs on
! its third reading, nnd the bill pass.. I, yeas 21,
! nays 12
( The billowing bills and resolutions pa-s.cl
I under a suspension of the rules :
j Bill to incorporate the North Carolina Land
Agencv Company, lor the cm oiimoi no nt o im
! migration. Hi I! to im ot ,o u, , 1 1..- i . i... ii.lnri'
I and Dan Rivet K.uln-e i . mji u.v . li. solution
j in favor of di-ab'ed s .' t-, : K -.-ooit i. n in
j favor t Win. I'.iitei-.ii. i .te shciitf ot Ala
Ml. Past hall i ll r.-d i. t. solution appointing
additional Magis'i tori li itham I uulv.
On motion ! 'Ir l.ove, the inlesw.r.: sua
iende.l, nod thH r. -oiiitioii oifer.-d t-y intn pro
posing atoi!:oti:, t on. tiiti.. n, was tiiken up
and mad.- the sp.-cc'il oi.l, r lor 1 ocl.s k to mor
row. Mr. Ibill moved thai the rules be Mi-pcndc.l
and a n -om ion in lav or o .). ,M. Neal, late
hhenti Mpvll t1.itil. fa placed npwn tta
second r.-, nit' u- an. I moved to amend by adding
the lee., I r pie-, nr -tliv. - of the late W. J. T. I.
anti, ot e w 1 1 ahov ri .
Mr. ". i kill- uiov . d to in-- rt the tax coll.srtor
ol the ( out ty o I'.ti
Mr. t i iiiiineloun. 1 1 . : ..I the Sheiilf of Chat
ham. Pending lb.-con-id. ration ol which, on
motion ot Mr. link, the Senate adjourned.
Till'hsDAV, Feb. 28.
'fin- I loii-e i -n itic 1 consideration ot the un-litii-led
b.isiiie-s ot I he morning session, viz :
the considei.ilioii of the bill to establish a peni
On motion of Mr. I. album, of Craven, the bill
was po'tponed until the ilrd day after the next
.Mr. Davis, tiiini the Judiciary Committee, re
ported a lull r.-hitii.c; to delits contracted during
the w ar, w hich pa-sed its several readings, un
der a suspension of the rules.
.Mr. Loiio introduced a resolution to continue
the committee appointed t investigate the
affairs ol the N. C. lailrond Compnny, and to
increase the number of the Committee. Adopt
ed. Mr. McKay introduced a resolution author
izing the Literary Board to employ counsel to
. I, lend the Mate's interest. In the suit institu
ted against tin t ape Fear Navigation Company.
Rejected on second reading.
ON t M.KNn.VIi.
A bill to nnirinl the charter ol tin: road from
Sai-v ill.- to Wilk. sboro ; a bill to incorporate
tin N. C. Land and Immigration aid Compnny ;
a bill lo giant amiic-ty to females, and a bill to
-.cure a.lv aiiccs toragriciiltural purposes, passed
second and third readings.
An eugios-ed bill to appoint commissioners to
improve the r.ss.l liom John Allen's to the top
ot the lllii'- Ridge, in Surrv County, and an en
gros.1,1 i. soliin.nl in lavor of t he joint select
.niniilte.- ape-Muled to investigate the affairs of
I.e.". C. ii.iuoad. p.ied their several read
I This la-t iiann I I. -. .) ut ion allows members
ol .-aid Coiiniiitt.-e the ir .jm now allowed lo
Hi Inbt r-ol ill. ( ieliend At-embly.)
V hill lor the relief ol debtors who have
c. it tiled .h.ds of tmsi was laidoiithe table on
Mr. Durham introduced a resolution appro
priating ten thousand dollars, to Ik? exjwnded
under the dir.stion of the iovcrnor in re
intering soldiers of the Conte.h rate States who
lein the war, .1. signaling and decorating their
guides, etc. Reh ired lo the committee on Fi -nincV,
The House then adjourned
I III.IIM TION.
I Messrs. Ant ty . Collins, May. Turnbiill, al d
Wi.liams, o Matiin. wi:e en oncoiisly reported
on yesterday a- votiio; ....,, ,,.r laying on the
table the re-olibion endorsing thu action of
Congress in relation to the Soiiihern Slates,, in
troducTd i'V , Mr" Scogein. 'I lo se gentlemen
voted in t hi- ijtu m.ttii and t..e motion to lay
on the table ua:. made, as i.iled, by Mr. May.)
f uinvv M..i( Mo, March 1.
The S. lid e was called to. r-h-i at 10 o'clock.
Pray i r by Rev. Dr. M of ihe Kpiseopal
( hur. h.
Mr. Wigvin-, liom lis 1 ii. o ..- committee,
reported concerning 1 1. 1. a!.- I i l.e Slate stock
in I he Ral. igh and li i-i..n li.diioinl, and at
what time tb. I. olid- w.N p.'.ld. and that the
whole inn. nint .ad be, n I to the Public
Mr. Clark introduced a bill to incorporate
the Key -tone 1'iditts-t'iio' Cnipiny, On his
molioii, the rules vvi'ie -ii-pe'ide I. and the bill
passed. ,, ..
Mr. Covington itnt.Mbn .M ., resolution in
structing t he Judiciary i oiiom : . to report on
tho-evpediency ol p ng i I ill to prevent
J.aborirs liom b. ing nti.a-d to h ave their em
ploy, rs. lb pi. mi .1 a tut. n from citizens
ot Ansnn cnniv i'- ;rti 1 h-ir uclr iiw Iv- pa-sued.
Mi . J. 'ii.'s ie.i i oiluc I a bill authorizing the
appnintnu nt of an nu iitor ( rhe c.niniy of
Wake. I'as-ed under a sii-p' n..:c'.i ol the ml..
On motion ol Mr W iggi rules were
siisoMidi d, an, I
,1, h I ,.'!!
Trcasuier and Sectetaiv ol Mini, lo adiiiini-ier
oatlM, w a- taken up and p.iss,i
On motion l Mr. Matthews, the special
order was postponed and a bill amciiloiy cif
tbelay law, was passed under a suspension of
J The special order being the bill to convert
the debt due the Stale by the Atlantic and N.
I C. R. Ii. into capital stock il w is taken up, and
the yeas a n 1 1 navs being i . i ! I . I , i. -tilled in y. .is
1 22 nays HI.
Mr. Kerry II, red a j .j,t i !n:i ,u that the
' committee appointed to lim-,igute the ailulis
! of the North Carolina Railroad be continued,
. and that they report to ih, a.iouru, session
in August. Adopted
Mr Thornton otlered the follow ing resolution,
Mr. Clark in the Chair, which was adople I
Itrmlrtil, I iianiinously. that the thanks of the
Senate are ten. h ied to ihe lion. M. K. Manly,
for his attention to the bu-iness of the Senate,
and his able and impartial discharge of the
duties of the Chair.
Mr. McRae moved that the rules be suspend
ed to take up a bill to sentenct convicts to
work on the public roads. It was taken up, ami
pending its discussion, the Speaker delivered
liis address, as follows, and vacated the Chair:
.1 i.x, ,-VfH, ,'.-. ; The time has arrived
w hen I -hall take in v h ave id' the Senate
While I thank you lor the kind compliments
of your r. solution, e.md r on-traitis me to sav.
the compliments h,.e not been entirclv merit
ed. - perhap- not at all, except so far aa merit
may be found i:i a -it, cere desire on niv part,
nnd. r all cir. nn, -tanci s ami nt all times, to ai t
justly and re-pcctttHI v to . :ir-h nnd every- mem
ber of tin- body
I'pon assuming the duties ol tin- po-liiim, in
the beginning ol t he lii-t -cion, I i-xpri-se.1 a
co'. fi , I em e in your courtesv and kindness to
overlook tny d, lit iences and to Sudani me in the
pertortnaiicc of dntii s In this 1 have not be. n
diaafHmtd, ''1 !uTf has not tvecn in either se-v
sion, so far as 1 know, the -ligln-t disturbance
of the good hiling and friendly regard with
w hich we set out. On the contrary , I have had
abundant occasion- daily to realize and to feel,
how greatly I have been indebted to your friend
ly forbearance. The ses-ion- ol this body have
been characterized by harmony and good will,
and by an earnest de-ire lo respond to the great
requirement ol our constituent-, the alleviation
ot their distressed condition in some just and
efficient way. I trust the short remainder of
your time here, may be spent without the oc
currence of anything to mar this agreeable
view of the past, and that Senators will return
in salety to their homes and families and find
pence and happiness tin IC
As lor myself, I take I, ive of the Senate, with
regret; and in parting, lug leave to tender to
Senators individually , a In arty g 1 will, w hich
has been constantly heightened -inec my associ
ation with them, and to ive n --lll.ili. i - ol all
interest in all vv In, li vv id ulmlc with in, through
life, however width" a--iniltr our dc-tinics may
be ca-t. 1 tru-i we shall meet again, under
happier circiti. .stare s. And to the chief Clerk
and other officer of the Senate. I give my thanks
lor their rea.lv and ctlii n lit 1 1 . opera! ion and
aid, and lender H--tranc. - ..( kind remem
brances in the future
We part at a tiuu- ol gn at political gloom.
Our skies are murky and iin-nti-taciory. The
Congress of the l iiite.l States has pa-sed an a t
which seems to degrade u- trom the position
we have occupied a- a people since the 2tth of
May 1770, and which the valor of our autciors
then achieved for n Nothing can be lound iu
the present postura of affairs t. ju-Hly -tieh a
measure. And 1 desire inov in this presence,
and as perhaps the last political act of my life,
to denj the truth of the tacts recit. ,1 in the bill
of the national Congress in a ju-titicat ion of
the measure, and to make solemn piolc.-t against
i im enactment.
In vi.-w of the fmihei ads of ,,,n State
through its representative Assemblies for the
past two y . :ir-. there sec in- to be no ad in i s-i ble
resource h rr us. aioihingto cheer but the di
vine gilt ot hope, that accompanies and consoles
us in our greatest adversities. This has not yet
taken its lurew. ll .. us. I trust we may still
look for relief, through ii return of the nation
tn the good common sense and to the sentiment
of justice and Invc nt fair denting, which char
acterize the ruling elements of civ ilized Ms ie'y
Whatever Hiav 1 the fate of the huuil.le in
dividual who addres-cs you I which i a matt.r
ot little importance) we t'''" t he tna ln. ss ol
the day will not drive on to an laudoniuent ot
popular rights totally and h.i. v. r
Senators, let u- upon our part. b. p ill. nt un
der the annoyance of dif.rte. I n p.-: eonin iu
faithful to the principle- ot o.n ape. -tor-, a id
in all Tve may think prop, i to .1... be c ml, nt.
conciliatory and praci ical. Ti l.or.l w ill vv ai. h
In'tween us and tho-e w ho d,--iic to do u- wi,,ne;
and order events lightly.
Senators, I bid you laiew.ll.
The Senate at once po . , .1. d to . he 7 !e, t ion
of a Speaker M, Wit-.-.; r....ni. S,.,, d
and Hall were put in iioinin.i! nn, Kiisi badot,
Leach 10, Wilson II. Hall -., , , . J,,ms 3.
Wiggins H. Mr. Spe. .1 viiin.lr. w his uami
alter the fir-t ballot S, eoiid I. ,l',.t. I., a. h 11.
Hall 12. Wil-on !l. Wiggins;!, .1 - :t. Tliiiu
ballot. Iach II It id 12 WiU. n !;. .1..!..- I.
Bulloi k 1. W
14. Hall, l:t. Wil ...
The names of M. -w
ithdraw n at then
Cow Its were tin n
r - n w 1 r.
.. li. b, 11- and
2. Wil ,..n I
lit. Robin- '.1.
Hall IH. Robins li. Cowie- 7. .1
scattering 7. 'i:n ballot. II
Cow les 7. Jon. - I. I., v.- I. U 1!
7. Mess. Robin- and I ow I, s
II 1. scalt.-lil-e
1 re w ithdraw n
at their re.pie-t and Mr. W 1I-011 w a- reiioiuinut. d
by Mr. Jones. Sev enth ballot, I'-oii 22, Hall
lit, Sviggins 2. Mr. Wilson w a- declared elei;t,
4i, and, lieiugcondtn t.,1 to th.' t'hair, made the
following remark- :
S-Brtfora : - I feel high'y honored that you
have seen tit to devolve upon no- theniantlcot
the Speaker's chair, which has been vacated by
the distingiii-he.l Senator tr. in Ciav.-n. F.,i
this rnark ol yoiiT coinidencc; atrd the- Imnnr
thus conferred. I thank you
I accept the position, -oiing upon vour
kind l.trbeiirance. and 00 ing your kind aid
and ro-opcraiion in t;.e .1'- h trge ol its duties,
its tru-ts and it- rt -p-i.sil.thi u-s.
The special or I. v. i e; V! r. Love-' re-olu
tion propo-itig a ..i;i..i..u 1 ..nverition. wa
calle.l up Mr. l.ove ,,,h In--, , I ih,- S'-n i!c at
length in its -uppoit. .Mi. U ,W leplteti, and
Mr. l,oyc rejoined, ami
HOL Si: OF COMMONS.
FttitiAV, M.irch I. 1
The lion ie w as called to order at 10 o'clock 1
Mr. Mooie. ol ( 'liathiini, a-ked leave to record
his name in t.ivt of the resolution, (rejected at
the first session.) proposing to adopt the How
ard amendment .
Mr. Peebles objected, stating that the t;enlle
meii bad been in attendance on thenieetiiigs of
this Assembly m arly two months, nnd could not
then fore plead the want of an opportunity as
an excuse tor not recording his vote in favor of
the Howard amendment. If he was read v in
favor of the amendment, and was absent w hen
it w as considered, he ought to have placed him
sell on the record immediately on his return.
That the pre- lit condition of our National
affairs rendered it nioie than probable that the
champiotn ot the amendment Would be reward
ed, and il was, then-lore, in his opinion, an
iioo7n'o,'e tune for ineinbii, ot tin- General
Assembly to record t hen vole- 111 lav or of said
Objection being made, h ave was ielu-e,l.
Mr. Ib.hh iby 1 11 1 1 1 1 ti c.l a bill submitting
(lie question of "I'eiiiienliarv " or "no I'. nitcn
I linry" to the people. Passed its several read
tugs, under a suspension o the rules.
A bill to incorporate the Charlotte and
Georgetown Railroad i ompnnv. passed second
reading and, on motion ot Mr. Bryson, was re
coiiiiiuited. A bill lor the protection of grape growers, was
j put on it-second reading.
. sunsutuie i"r tne 0111, deported from trie
Judiciary Jomwrrrtsp. t under rhe-ttrli of Hit
to protect Iruit- and vegetables," was adopted,
and after 11 protracted liiscu-sioii.the lull passed
its second and third reading.
Messrs. Durham, llryson, Jenkins, ot Gaston,
Hlythe, Waiigh, Garret t , Yestal and Morton en
tercd a protest against the passage of this bill.
Tire special order, viz : a bill to amend the
charter of the North Carolina Railroad Compa
ny, was postponed until next session.
The follow ing bills were introduced, by leave,
By Mi. Autry, a bill to incorporate Clinton
Saving's Bank, in the county ofSampson. Filed.
Ity Mr. liichar.l-on, a hill to empow er the .sec
retary of State and the Public Treasurer to ad
minister oaths in matters pertaining to the Rev
enue. Passed, under a suspension of the rules.
Mr. I, allium, ol' ( raven, 11 hill to incorporate
the Neu-e and Trent liivcr Frrrv Cmpanv.
I'as-ed. under a susp, nsion ol the rules.
A. resolution was receive, I from the Senate,
proposing to e.tntinue ihe coniiuil lee appointed
to investigate the affairs ol the Nort b Carolina
Railroad, afoinpunh d by a message refusing con
currence in the House resolution, proposing to
raoif 'r. as well ascontinue said committee,
The Senate re-olution was adopted.
An cngro-se.l bill to in.:orHiratu the Kcv
-Stone Publishing Company, Raleigh, N. C,
pii-sed its several reading-.
An engrossed bill authorizing" the Court of
Pleas and (Quarter Sessions ol Wake countv to
1,1, .nil t lull linaiicial system, and an engrossed
bill to amend the -tny law, had their first read
ing. An "engrossed bill in favor of lite legal-representatives
.1" W. K. Mann, late Sheriff n Pas
quotank county, passed its several Tendings.
Mr. Holderby, by leave, intioduc.-.l a bill to
call 11 Stab-( onveni ion. lieh ire, I to the. Com
mittee on Federal Relations.
AI.I.MI.VIl IU.S1 VILLI.
A bill to incorporate the Cuiubeilaii.1 Savings
Bank. - A bill lot the assignment of certain
rooms in ti et npitol. A bill supplemental to
an net to incoi jiorate the Northwestern Railroad
Company. A bill in Mntinn to llitrke Square
and oth, r public plop, rl v in the. it v ol Raleigh,
and a bid lo am. ml section H, chapter 2ll ot
the Ki vised Code, pa e.l t heir second and third
A bill l..r ihe 1, ii, I ,,(' Shei ill's and Tax Col-lii-.r.r-..
A .....Iniioii 1.. f- pr-t and rrTmbfish
". ' - . n - 1, poi 1-, a . i .1 1.-, .Pinion empowering
l i li...-'iir to itai.ster stock owned by the
S a;. , 111 the liquidation of its bonds, were laid
on t he l.iM .
A bid lo c.csoo.l.d, the Chatham nhal Wes
t, 1 0 li olro id I '.imp oiij - under the nuinXof the
F y . it. v oh hi in ' I Railroad, W as amended
. .,. i ,,i ,.1 Mr T, h .' . b 1 'hanging; the 'title
I. 1-iv. ti. v.iie A Y.otkin Railroad. The
I. I w ,s n.l 11 postj, , 10 next session, on mo
il .1 . I Mi. ..r, head.
. : amend t in- charter of the li.h igli i
G ......I 1, Mm, i. pa--,- t -ec.iid rending, and the
lb .I . ' ,. .1 1. ok i. c -.- until 7 o'clock V. M.
I 1. N,-w ,ilk Hi ml I -ays .
ffn- nrw-birlid r.-.-orifntn inn contintios thef
Si. '.- ei:i'.o.hioctits set up by Mr. Johnson as
pioV 0.0. ,,; eov enillM Ills Mlloect to t lie Will ot
('' ....'. . and leaves it to Ihe laoole nt-a-ach
Mi.le eoii.eitu.l. wheihi they shall proceed at
.tn e 10 ii ,.ig ,1 i.-e on tne ii rins laid down, or
wait a little Ion-;, r nnoer the supervision o
1111M1...I1W v . presume that the present
S..i.iu,:n v.inor- in. I their legislatures.
un.i.rtio .1 -. i. iioiiarv power, w ill prefer to
hold on yit awhile 111, Id thev can t ike their
tin. ling and make their aT;.iigem. iit- con
r.iiiij ihe ni'io vT-tti sc. that we miiv hear of
no . '.iihern niov. ui. nt nnd, r this bid tor t ie
locti "ii .-I a r. organizing Mate Convention
until alter ihe crop- of the cominiz summer
-hall have been secured. Meantime, from the
rc-s--Iahi-hii.eiit ol martial law and- the -u'-nusM.'ii
..I tne o in hem people to their "111 -thi-l.c-t
d. -liny, " we may jxpect. Nortlecrn ..nt. r
pnsc and capital to W invited to the develop
ment nt N.i. 'hern re-ourres in the why of
cotton, corn, 11c, sigar and tobucco. and on
such terms us will give a great impulse u.
Southern indii-t ry, and protiul.io harv. -. to all
Diui.cr I k vi i. 1: 1.!". r !- 1,. p 1 i-i:ic t,i c dl
the attention ,.t -i;ij, , 1 1 n ; u ,. :i
a.lvcrti-ing cohiinii, p. tto- . n.ttlmt we are
about to hav e t he cxpciiin 1.: "ot dtn,t trade
with Kur.'pc t, -- d. 1... Iluti-h brig K
Vphalll," is t he til'-t of a u giil.u 1, .1 p,uke:
luti n.le.l P. Is run between tin- p .r: and 1. 11
erpool, and has, therefore, we think, a claim to
the liberal ptmnag of those willing to eneiffr
aoo the enterprise. Messrs. Deliossct -v. Co are
the agenU ot x'ix B. 'ffiJjnTiijvffri "JuvfH:i,