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' STATE liEGIF.L'ATUltE.;-
-The Senate proceeded t ,t?c "appoint-
Of 171 n rV.: .
V i WiHiftm TVavifoon
v - Tram M'Frt nd
'v Wtn. MSietd
. Barnes Wellborn
Edward Ward ; : y
' .. v.Y1 Robert MurtmY-i ,
; . " Arcb,M'Dearmid ' - Jsharrf Matthews x
, vliharice Sfmth" C; J, Montgomery
y CattieJ Slieirard , .yjdlin M'Enrirer, ;
-'v ; ' Of prvhteitiohs & Grievance;
. John M. Dick . ;stephsn Miller.
- . - . N. H.. Johnson s - ; Joseoh J- Williams
, r o .-Yfti: .Montgomery .,- Y Mohn Beasley ; .
' : J AYiH) Welch - j; 1 ? - t ' . Dickinson V
, ifeshack" Franklin . v "lavtil 'trViderwood- ,c
' ;: Weill McNeill", ,r,v'VimarWBodili-
S John. Pobir ' ;Jd'se4h tlamsajr, :;,. ;
' kerritf5urji:Tn.';;J Rtsdeiu&lcDaiulv V. ;
'MrMcFariatTd " introduced a bill fo'e-
-V' tablish and s incorporate -Hickory .Grove
S.- On motion of Messrs.' ellborhi Mr-
''i!- it ,il."l. -l.r lit 4 -11 1. ci
nV . h rara cc iViucneu tne vanoxis guujects com
:'C .-prised in the' Govj&rn6r'j? Message were
. V referred to .select committees.' Kl ,:
:' - it. Ir Matthews - pfekented -the ,f esigna
v . J-'of the 27th -'Hegttaeni fvraiiitia' for the
:cuunty cfiGreene; Uead iindraccented.
Thursday Noh 10.
Tht tni .ta' establish- ami incomdrate
-1 Hickory Grove A!cademWiin theVcou nty
6r.Kichtfldnd, Vin the lands -of JbhnlCar
micnaeiwas reaa xne seconu urae f ,
ihTbe 'Speaker; laid betore 'the , Senate a
Y vcomrauriication:frbw E fR.-.IIahter ; ac
' rY coinpaniedwith';8tfDdry documents," con--
i te,sting the election qfViliam,W. vCoy
; v ''per, the Senator rettjrned from the coun
ateis. JThe communication. being
Wii Yrea'! was referred to the Committee.on
' Y N l1 ?nvileg(is,and Elections: .t: .
- 'Mr..- AskeW . presented the following
:Y .vResolutiori vhich was ordered to,4ie- on
YV ' jUie4able,' Son motion of.Mf. el Ibonr:
' J i26w2iThat the Speaker of this llonse aV-
slgit ' a ''suitable place iri the .Senate iHall. for
c ur luura ji.i:m'irratijiicr. . - , .
f' '4 Frhfmil A'nn: Q.Ct- . " YA
Mr- Allenf; presented -a bill: to di$cohti
liue th appropriation, $fr the. edu'catfn;of
Miss Udiiet,M. B la k eAri Read an d ' re-
ferred to ihe'commi'ttee of claims.
Y Mr. Davidson presented the petitions of
. 5,.; , Uenry Httso); ajitJ -.Robert". Robinson of
i . rMeclTlenbur, for Pensions. . 'Referred to
: thecouiUfitiee on cproposiitoiiS' and criev.
'ancesi' ..-t - : t . .
Y ' :: bill.' to j establish and incorporate
- Hickory GrOve Academy in" the county of
kruons tor con-
1 Tr-:":i:ufrtn 'Y-.-YY
Y:! Y , a ; Mr. Uavidson presented the resignation
William XM. rarKs, ijol.-: Vyomtnanuant
of )he' Regiment of Cavalrr, attached to the
f 1 th ' briad th'jd iy sidn of the: militia';"
2 y ?Mr.mifh presented the resignation' of
M U bllVM IU UIW : , VIII HI IjUU V UUU ftVi.Vlll
sioo. rr47:v;.,:ciYr k Y Y".; " Y. v
These i reiWaiions were read and ac-
OgV-: : v :; Y
Y'fMiv'lSi"ewlaud -prVsentp;ihepetifion Yf
su odrycitizens of liu eke'eoun ty, pray i ng
r road lead ingj from Morgaoton.to Lincol u-
torif andJtjrlanapprbpriafibn-oiCi Y?Refef
i .v 'red 'to the Comuiittce jf Internal Improve-
T.he Speaker lafd before the Trf ouse the
annafil - Report of the Public 'Treasurer
which' on;motinn of lr. Svaiu Was Order
ed jia beiprintcd. YThis report shall appear
iu our, next . ' ' - ' YT v . '
On mntioni of.lr.Sw.iin;,: ; '
t ftesolved, That the. Comptroller be directed to
'prepare and '.report to this House: as' eaHy as
praeticaoie, ajaetaiiea statement exniritinj the
everal specific'ubjects 'of permanent- taxation
ind the ainonwt paid Upon,each'imo the public
" V'Treastiry; by the evtnd; counties of this 'State,
iH commencn& w,tb lY84 and concludlrg with the
; v last fisdal year, with, soch explanatory notes as he
' Tnay deem necessary-tothe elucidatiotj therrof.
Asejeei coninutf evaa appoureu on
liarv ASarrS conststioK of the following
4 V. -lerjonsf v'ii.MessrsKewlaad,.PoIk, Bate-
aiYjuate Nichftlon apd KenVlallJ. Y, ( .
' ; Mri Gareyfnrm the Cooiiiiittee appoin-
j ' ;;; ;ted to prepare, and report -rules of order for
v Ythfe government of the House the present
j '" X", Session, reported , the same, -which oh iho-
; I r tion of M Swain; wera ordered to be print
t :..Av .ed.in connection withrahe Constitutiun of
. r v t the. State, "the Bill of Rights and.Constitu
. totf,ofleJniVedtatea,i',,- : .
! ' .-The designation - of SamueJ: C. Tate,
I,ieut. Col oCahe first regiment 'of the
-Burke ; county M ilitia jv wa,s read ah
I cepted-' YY f. -'-y'':' Y.
The.House proceeded .to the appoint
t'hent of its -standing Committees, as fol-
rv - - " v i r V - i Cmmiitie of Claims
Thomas Dozier Yv'athaniel s"Jtb
' William G. Jones ' 'Wesley Jonea -
Thomas WHson . YAlfred Stanly
Tv;ntor Wnt ('1 -' ' " - Richard B.- Hatch - -
J uiiim u. . ui rw
William Hjwxock t - ,,:.v
Tbomts Webb?: 'i?. amesvymtaKer .
- -T ,"- m Jmm MM 4ft Jb A "
, " ' f Of Proponhons ana . grievances. ,
: :y v7Yw.-t,drrin ;-; ; ,
-(1 - vmiamS.lhooo' Gray Little ; "- ,
) 'c -Alfred sloye U- v r .Samuel Wlutaker j U
V: CffiVr''. Nathaniel G: Smith
Y . ' ; . ig&SWiZr'' XVm. W. Wiseman, ,
Zduea&n.-L r'-; ' 4 'cry ner.irP?m. -TT-r n0-b, On his psft of the'subject, hi eon- Doddrid moved in, " Mt.
"Samuel1 T Sv"yer
Benjamin T. Simmons
J S.,W. He Hen
James Rhodes -John.FarrjeT.
Krz-W: On Atrriculturti
Wjiliam Bymm i 1 nomas iMicnoiaon ,j
Thomas Jordaa f. r . Thomas Tf Russell y Y
Owen B Cox ) y ' . -C Jobn Stockard ; i .
Will.am CTark Joseph J; Brooks c 5 :;
I .like; 11. Simmons Wilham King.. -' !
Kobert.Melvin .;-- Epnraimittougn
Alexandre McNeill; ; . James.R; Love
Joseph White ;, William Horton
W, D. Barnard ; ; Will. L. Long
Jnlin HJ Wheeler 'aesseCOODer
D.1W Borden 'John' Wilsons
Allen VV. Wooten . . YTliomas McGehee . -Marsden.
Jostfph A. Hilt, ' j , f Heub en, Kendal ,
'jQhnxI: Ecclea ; ; -Jlartlett Shlp.V-;. v
-Alexander Buie s James Graham
r.' . ! 'Privileges aM Elections. 1 ,:V
Frederick 'Davenport Joseph Am ngton,
HiseuprRuls " Moses Baker -v
,HiUo'ry Witderf- Y ! Spencer p'Brien Yf
John Wji - Sasser vY 1 Y Abraham.Brbwerv '
JoHnR;iThompson - Jaines Mi Lill'vY
Patriclc Murphys' Francis4 Lv Simpson; .
'Jon J:: McMillan, WiUium' Orr,-"
Duncan M,urchison,-;, ' Joseph Neal'" "
Finance' '' . Y - "
"v John M. Green
Samue I Smallwoodr
James Wyche -
. F-un Alex;inder
.Alexander, McNeil Y
. IViursdaii Nov. 19.
VThe resignations of Joseph Cathey,Col
onel Commandant and Jacob Smith, Lieu
tenant Colonel pf. tne first regiment, of
the Hay wood County Militia, were read
aht) Accepted Y ;y ) , , - Yll
Un motion otxAir- rolk, a message yas
sent to . the Senate., proposing
to raise . a
joi n t select Commi ttee on the
.urary. 1 - - , -
;Mr.' Barnard presented the memorial of
sundry citizens ot Currituck county,' on
the a subject of opening and leepening
.Currituck Inlet;'.' Referred ti the Com
mittee on. Internal -, Improvements.. t Y
Mr. AVhitaker presented the petition
of Stenlien Pearson of YVake.i - Referred
to the-committee of Claims 4
" On motion 'of Mr ; Nash Y. t
subjects comprised in Governor' Owen's
Communication to the Legislature, were
referred' respectively, to Committees,
with theiexception of that part which re
lates t r the 'communications ; from . other
States.- The motion to refer "tjiia portion
"of it to aCommittee was negatived and
laid on . the table- The Reports of these
Committees will be severally noticed, as
they are made, r : .
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Jt Friday. Nov. 20.'
ti j - ------
aylor presented a bill ito-Teduce
the salaries "of the Judges of the Supreme
Court, which passed it first reading. Prpr
poses to reduce their pay from 552500
I to 2000.YYY VjY: -''-"Jy : ' '
Mr. Taylor also presented a bill, con
cerning the Public Treasurer, which pass
ed; its first reading. Proposes to deprive
.the Treasurer, of the services of a Clerk,
n0r allowed by law.
A joint committee was appointed to en
quire ,if any alterations are necessary as
regards the present organization of the
-3d Judicial Circuits . . ,
. Mr Simmons presented a bill to alter
;the names of Ezekiel Harrison Wall xand
Elizabeth Ann Tabitha Wall, of Coluni
bus county 'Read the first time.:
Y Mr. Snyder presented the petition of
James Ridgely of Davidson. Referred to
the committee of Claims. '
Mr Brown presented a resolution to
remit -the 'penalty incurred by A. S.
Brown, Sheriff of Robeson, for -failing to
settle his account with the Comptroller
in time. Referred to the committee of
Propositions and Grievances.
.Mr. Newland presented a bill vesting
in a single Justice of the Peace, jurisdic"
tion in certain cases; Referred to the
Judiciary committee. 1 . Y-..'- .
-On motion of Mr Neill,Y
Resolved, That the' Judiciary Committee en
quire into the expediency, of providing some u.Z
niforai rule, as to the - time, during the sessions
of the several Courts, when the State Docket
shall be taken up. , '
.Mr. Wiseman submitted a resolution
in, favor, of Absalom Williams of David
son, wnicii passed its first readin.
Un motion of Mr. Nash,?
JieS9lvetL, That the Jndic
directed to enquire whether
necessary m the laws uoon the
mg ardent Spirits : .
iietolpedi That s;iid committee be directed in
enquire whether anv alterati
the laws forbidding Gamhiir: - '
Mcwtoea, mat saiu (commttee enquire into
the expediency pf regtdating by Iaw the disci-
W-Vc Pu"c prisons wiUnn this State: and
zJXesoivedy That said committee also
whether anv alterations in th f?lltl)lllu1 T aura
u,s aifi are necessarv. and that" thw fcaW
leave to report by bill or otherwise. . ' V
The resignatihns of WmFOrrCoionel
Colonel; and Gideon Stephen sMajor" of
- V -cs."eiii oi tnei uuncombe Mi
litia, and John Holliday of the Snh ReVn
ment6f the Militia of Greene VountV:
were read and accepted 1 r
' THECAPE FEARBANK- -
From Vie. Faeftwille p6serwr. v
It will be remembered that Jhe officers
of .this Institution lately called a genera P
meedngWthe tockhblders, to' consider
rtaP questions vpropouhdedv to them by
Commissioners appointed dueler: an "act pi
thc last-Legislature, as.io their dfspdsitibn
,to tiansler :the Bank to the State. or- to
consolidate it ,with the otheV local Banks.:
- mo luww. mvMMce at v nmiKgton on
. .'AvnO.mniMtfc: f.lloWioS runopv.w.,... -fcJded.,ha,Vxdii'muittojtfdMd.lir jii f reported ifcthe I.8
.- l iinoatK .iaywr. .-XWZmst 'eu View-ofpricUbal utility ifle then pro. the Vomm-ttee 6ecoiMn-.im.' al
Y ?, S&rrer & eUfefP' i5i!SffiJ!g S'i'
Alfred CMoore,;:,t- at a price to be comfcute subjett loo ws passed,bver: '
Davidl 5wain,-. had to.thc.4pjobab1eV&,; liiavibg-expliDedth ?JChe 3d resblatibn relating tft u: .
, - Jnnh" M Carson- v t..nU;inco. nf Tceinlc notea. and to such-other i. Aur:o '.fffrri'il;ti inthf rfi-a-- .4frLX. n L'i . tne nW
llancanYorK ;.; , ed.: . ; ; .- L' Vm.- riot from a barrow, but irom a-yry, extend- but various 3uEstion8 til IonIm',
considerations as nny have jastly, enhancea
V And Whereas, the expediency. of a sale beinjj
recourse bethW had tak Geqralv Meiahff the
S tockhbldersYYYYY ' Vf !vfv' ivS'V
-Gabriel Holmes Robt. Strange, John W.'Wright
Emanuel Shober. C. F. Bagge, and James Webb,
be and are hereby appointed Commissioners to
act for and on behalf of the StpckoldejsWith full
powers in them or a'majority of there to negoti
ate wllhthe State or her Agents, respecting the
value of the debts, property and interest, of the
Rank of Chpe'Feart and they ate fierejby author
ised definitely to conclude upon the silent here of,
payment mode oiiransferV
uierita incident to the premises- ' - Y"Y
Jie it further retolved S6 a3 to obviate delay in
the complete and fina) consummation tff any such
sale and arrangement, that said Cdmmjssioners
or a majoriiy bf.them shall have full bower and
authority by nrtue of this resolution,1 to instruct
and to direct the Pj-esident, Direc ors! and- Offi
cers r6f the - Bank of Cape:V Fear; in all matters
touching the sanie, and to requireitheir compli
ance with, and aid In all things necessary to , the
due execution and fulfilme nt of such sif le and ar
rangement,; it being the trOc meaning of this res
olution,, to irivesisajd commissioners, Vith full
powers, and to delegate to them, or js majority
of them, all pdwers, rights and authorities,hich
they the Stockholders themselves have, or could
legitimately exercise in their corporate capaci
ty ! ' v-'-' r - ' -J-: ". ' "' ' Y ' Y " t i
' Jtpgolved, That should the State of North-Carolina,
in accordance with her views ofconsblida-
I tion, create a Bank of th State, or shou Id by her"
acts otherwise render !ntcessary or "expedient a
communication between her Agents and the
Stockholders of the Bank of Cape Fear J that then,
and in such case it shall be tiie duty ot the Pres-;
ident of the Bank of Cane Fear,-, lb request of
the Commissioners hereby 'appointed, that they
meet the i Agents of the state,- ut such time "and
place' as may be, designated YY ..,. - J. ,
lieolved, That the .Chairman of this meeting'
communicate to the Commissioners xf the State,
the prtic edingstjf this meeting, and that he ex
press the unanimous wish of the Stockholders of
the Bauk of Cape Fear to meet' the vie va of the
Legislature in every reasonable expectation of
prombtiif the public eood. ; . - ',-v' ' , . ,
I JResohedf T'hat unless' some arrangement bf
m;tde with the State, as contemplated above, or
unless some modification of the. charter and a re
peal of the .Tax as how levied, should take place
that then itwbuld be expedient for th Stock
holders at the General jneeting hi January next,
to consider of & dispose of the quesUon of gradu
ally winding up, and of conducting their aff airs
withless expense. Y - YY c i
VIRGINIA A CONVENTI
Tuesday; Nov. 10..
, The Convention having again gope into
Committee of the WThole,Mr. Powell in the
Chair, , y,;" ' ; . '
Y Mr. Giles resumed the floor and contin
ued and concluded the speech whch he
had commenced yesterday in the course of
which, he deprecated the idea tht trie dis
cossion now going on in the Co'iventton,
should bf considered or spoken of, as a
struggle for power. He earnestly v arned
gentlemen oh both sides, against the v ffect
of any measure which should have b ?eh a'-j
dopted by a. lean majority, on either sidrrl
as calculated to excite discontent, and in-
crease, rathar tha'n hea, divisions. He in
sis ted that the prevalence of j)ub2ic morals
and public happiness inVirginia was to be
traced to the beneficial tendency of the ex
isting constitution, and expressed hi hope
that no, amendments to it would pe re
commended'by the Convention, but such a
should be agreed upon with some unanim
ity.. ',.,,.Y V'V ' v- - '
He concluded his speecb with earnest
exhortations 1 to mutual forbearance, and
mutual ; sacrifices wi tli t;view if poisible,
to attain to unanimity in the public coun
cils, Y ..,
Mr. G: having resumed his seat, the
Committee rose; " f
Mr. Venable observed, that it mist be
evident from the progress which hsf s yet
been made in1 the business of the Coiven-.
tion, that there was no probability t tat it
would get through i its labours before the
meeting of the Legislature. The present
Hall did not present very convenient ac
commodation to those who were desirous
of listening to the debates.; They attend
ed in numbers, not as he believed, from a
vain curiosity, but from the deep iuteret
very naturally felt, in what was doing here,
he, therefore," thought it was ..time; that,
measures should be taken to provide some
other place, of meeting- with which view
he offered, the-following resolution :
Resolved, -That a Committee Be appoint ;d to
enquire whether a convenient room, can b i ob
tained for the sitting of the Convention should
they judge it expedient to retire from the Leg is
lauvc nau auu vcpuru - , - v :i
t. The question being taken, the resolution
was rejected without a. count ; and there
upon the House adjourned. n
V.-S-l : : Wednesday Nov l 1
The Hoqse again tweht into Cbmm
of .the VV hoi e, Mr. Powel I
in the Chair,
Mr-JoHNSON rose . and addressed
Committee in opposition to the amendment
of Mr. Green, and in support of the reso-
hum aa . i cvuuiuicuucii UJf i.HK fPtSi;
Committee. - , r-"'?- t., ' -He-animadverted
with some severlt
the doctrine advanced bv MKTTheiLn
that there were no such things as prin
ciples in government" went into an argu
ment to sbew that principled had alwyg
been contended for in. all' goVernmeifts
anctentand troderh and thence proceeded
to an examination of various sectinn in Vka
Bill or-Riaht- .,--..-.iii-.i r :wf"
, uu vBJsiaier..,.Thls riht
admitted, it .becomes necessary iokiiiw.yv :f
means of completing the same, and-jof meeting
i;nnn;e. HVttr i. rAsultinsf. - without olher
not follow because a majoFhv of the people
might re-modify theCoastitujion at pleas
ured they bad, therefore. a iK .
mgni oe relumed to them ia the Cbns'iiT...
rwiiuc uu iu!iii i v.w.v,.?w ...... - TT .i v aiAi rtr, avus inen taKin n--
olutionrv'Mr.rJYcorisidered, . asinclUdiog
voters only? ctt
tical discussion the ' object f whichrwas:;to
she w?-that there fd id notfeiist so ch a d is-
tbarity as was pretended oh the other side
in the annmnt Of taxaiLim;aciuaHy pain, uy
&i Kasfet ii ttiitl Western phrtm of :the
StateY Having arrived at this poihf ihliis
a rgumcn t,be a sked the i n d u I ge n c e. t h a t tb e
am in 1 1 1 ee sn o u i u r i sc.
It Svas accorded to him on the mbtionljn
MrliGiles, and the CommrUee rose a
dinglv,'and on the inottbrfotaMr.; Mason
the Convention immediately adjourned
: --Y..".H -
U r ; Yrrv -: i.4WvTvY'Y
The Convention,; in Committer o ; the
i i'on" the resolution respecting the
nf SnfrVfw .-'YH'Y v"Y'
ilfr. rrilson or Monongalia brought tor-1
ward his substitute for- the' resolution of
th e Commi tte e,' whi ch h e : h ad ; jest e r d ay
offered but withdrawn
substantially proposes to extend uffiage
to all citizens b f 21 years ; an d u pi ward s
who have been two years residents in the
State and one in the District next" pre-y
cedihg the" election, at which they bfier $6
vote who' shall have been enrolled in.the
militia, if subject to military duty -paid
all th6 levies and tixeslfbr, the preceding
year j' and who shall not be a jpauperVof
unsound mind, .convicted of any infamous
crime and engaged. in the regularJmilita
ry or naval servjee of thel U.J States- . ,
Afr. - Wilson supported his resolution: at
considerable length and with - force, ah d
was succeeded by Mr. Henderson of Lou
don on the same,- side, i n . an anphated
speecn, l1 iwhrch he discussed the whole
subject . of suffrage, aml -in , reply to the
cnauerige or Mr. : Jueign oij nesierneiu,
., , i .
out 'various instances , of misrule under
the: existing v Government, and replied
with mu ch wi t to MrYNi c holak' d eel arar
tion that all things had gone smoothly un
der the Government, and tovMr; Taze
well's idea, that, it would be a puzzle to
tell ; who the- white men of the country
were i or. rather who was a white man. Y
-The discussion at the conclusion jofitfr
Henderson's speech, was interrupted by,
a motion of "Mr, Pleasants, that tne reso
lution i under consideration be for the
present laid on the table, with a-view to
receive, a proposition which he wished to
submit.! The motion was'' carried ayes
61;' ;Mr." Pleasants then 'offered a re
solution proposing to base Representa
tion in the Senate on federal numbers (or
three fifths of the slaves besides the white
population;; to increase that body to a
number; notexceeding - ' ' ; and .that
the: classification and term of service re
main as at present Mr P. explained
the cause which had moved him -to offer
th i s res ol u tion : to-w i tV the vas t nio in e n t
of the question, the agitation of the coun
try, the necessity of allaying that agitation
by agreeing upon something; & expressed
his regret that this proposition or. some e
qui valcnt one of compromise & concession,
had not been brought forward by one of the
venerable gentlemen,! whose" experience
and reputation would give weight to what
soever they proposed. The resolution
was laid on the table and ordered, to be
printed. Tlic Committee then, Fresumed
the consideration of the resolution res
pecting suffrage', when-Mr. Nicholas ad
dressed it at length, in .repl.triVlessrs.
Hentlerspn and Wilson, in opposition to
the principles of general suffrage, and in
favor of the freehold, restriction.' '
WhenMr. Nicholas had concluded, at
the suggestion of Mr. Leigh of Chester
field, the; Committee rose.. The Conven
tion then adjourned. ,
- Friday, 2Y otv 1 3.
The Convention again resolved itself
into committee of the wboleMri Powell
in the Chair, the question under consid
eration bein the resolution of the. Legist
1 ative committee, to fix white. population
as the exclusive basis of representation in
the House of Delegates. .i: j: j Y r
Mr; Scott suggested that the committee
should pass over the subject of Hhe ( basis
of representation to other, matters refer
red to them, alleging several arguments
in favor of it. Before, any question .was
taken, the. discussion . -branched v off,
Messrs.-Mercer,'Doddridge, Stanard arid
Scott, availing themselves pf theUppor
tunity of explaining or rebutting calcula
tions submitted by those gentlemen and
others, relating to the strength of the pop
ulation on either side of the mouhtains.:
lms discussion was pronounced1 by' the
Chair somewhat out of onler, but conced
ed for the: sake of explanation MrV
Fitzhugh then, in a nreface distinguished
: for force,, candor and: good feeling, and
vyuiiuciiwug persuasively u pontine., state
of things, submitted a proposition that
the-committee rise.frenortnroress. ask'
leave to, ue aischarged Irom the resolution
already substantially adopted by it, in or-
'Convention; wlien being settled ;the
course for future' proceeding niight ' be
naoreclearlyJseeh; Y' This motion" was
su pported by; Mr4. Doddridge, and warm
ly, opposed by Messrs- Leigh of Chester-5
propriety dissented frembyMr. Johhsoh.
The grounds uponwhlch itrwas o
were that '-i&'was unDrecedehted-andiini
shajl continue to be exercised by au
tion ; Provided, that no nA r
bvirtue1bf hi frPPhntd I 1 dU
-. ; . -.-vw. uui. unless tv
same shall, be'assessed to the value t,f !
es," i f s u ch asses s in en tbe reo u i r . k ,
;all hp Andi,T 'T Y ,a.
wliib male c.t2en of.the Co!t,m0n
resiaeni tnerein jirmtfo Uo. - Vi
,WnnthT & JiTrea
r:a;e, descent.' or deviVe-4 r " r,
p.?renl' ey .,8e a freehold
tate, assessed to the value of not lew tU
Y:idolIarsrfbr ihe mvmPV1t J
t L,l8pnWnf tt li ies'
2d, or wlib shall Ovvn a vested estate'
iuaf i:;!. . c a
the assessedvalue fof vyhicH shall, be
dollars ; 3d, )r who shall !owh or W
h possessed a leasehold estate with tlip pti
uencepi ttuerecoroea, oi a terra oriinal.
ly of ioi less thah fiVe years, and one of
which shall be unexpired, of the annual
valqe,; orien t of V dollars ; 4th, or who
for'telVe'---moths'-'- neit' preceding, la3
beerirkhousekeeper add head of a famil
vithih th,e county, borough city, or elec
tion district, -where he may, offer to vote
and, who shall have beenassessed with a
part of-the revenue ofHhe Comonwealth
within the preceding year, , and actually
paid the same : provided, 'heverthelesL
that' tlieTrigh t of suffrage shal I not be exer
cised liy'ariy person of unsound mind, or
avho shall be a pauper, or ajnon-coramis-
'sioned officer, soldiery sailor, or.inarine,
in the service of , the lh States ; nor by
dhy person convicted of any" infamous of
fence rnor by citizens born, without the
I PnininnnivAiiitlr nnlni.a' '4l.'..f.lf i
iivuiuuiuunwiiiif. unless uicv siiaii navft
resided therein for five years, irnmediatp
ly preceding the election: at which thej
offer to "votei' and two years preceding
said election,.-in the county, city, bo
rough,or Selection district, where they
shall offer to vote, (the mode of proving
such previous residence, when disputed,
to be described byjaw,) and shall, more
oyerpossess some one or more of the
qualifications above enumerated.,,
f. Messrs. Leigh of C.,' Randolph, Mer
cery -Stanard, McCoy, P. P. Barbour
and Summers took "part in.the discussioa
of this -Resolution.Y ! .The only questioij
taken was upon striking out the proviso la
the resolution of the Legislative - commit
tee respecting the right of suffrage, which
was carried in the affirmative, ayes 61
This ( proviso was--" provided; that n
person shall vote by'virtue of his freehold
only, unless the same shall be assessed to
the val u e of a t ' I eas t S Y - ' : for the pay
ment of taxes, if such assessment be r&
quired by- law. TTje resolution was
not acted upon definitely, before the Con'
vention adjourned ; Y Y f r '
4 T a Meeting of the XgriculturarSocietj of
J. Duplin County, at the Court House, for said
county, on the 9th inst. premiumswere awarded
as follows, viz s Y Y Y !-.-"?-; --Y'Y i'.-: H' . :"
To Wilirams Cooper,' for the best Colt, of im
proved, breed,'. r-t- .-'.;-- : b '.$5 09
Dor v. . ; do. ; y 4o.Yy ; : 2 co
To Mrs. Jeremiah Pearsall, for the best Do-
mestic Counterpane,- -4 00
ToIrs. Susan Dickson, - doVXJoat Pattern, 1 5i
To r Mrs; John Oliver " do do OJo t SJ
' -JJo :,:do;''V- -dbVest do : ' 1 00
To Mrs. Rob. AliddJetorrido piece Flannel, 2 00
The. Committee hot able to discover a differ
ence in the patterns of these ladies, have agreed'
to divide (equally) the premium. , r '
Orf motion of Mr. .Uooks, it was agreed, tlvjt
the members of . this Society exert their influ
enccto increase their funds and number of mem
bers by the'next meeting, which shall be tti'
at this place oii tlie 23d inst. - '
'. On motion ; of. Mr. Pears ill, ordered thattue
proceedings of this meeting be published ia the
Italeigh Register.- ' v : t
Uy order, - Wl.s C Alt R, ' J In S ec'y.
' Great Union Canal Lottery;
-Y'.;UY- :clas Mtfc " . !
To be drawn in Philadelphia, oh Thurslay
Y-. 1 ' December.; - j , ''
GRAND AND SPLENDID SCHEME
Grand capital of 830,000 is 50,000
1 Q y
i :1'0 ""V"-.'
Rpid nf 551 hh' k oii'rK nf Q0. 80, 70,
& 102 prfzes. each of 60, 50, 40, & 204 of
50,1122 of 0, dz 11475 of 10. - j
Whole tickets S10.T Halves 5l
, Y ;: c Y M ters ; 82 50Y: ' -' 1
to draw $90 aud a chance. at the sameftime . w
some, eT, the above splendid .capitalspack6
of shares in same proportion. . . ,
'vCVd.es'&.:M'latyreManagers of the
lotteries.;-;:-; Y.Yr' w' - Jv
f.OC4 Lefall your'xrders be addressed to
: Y : : . .;-;.:yats.& iriNTYH
Y-Tft Y."-''- -- -:Managg:
cV-Tfie Celebrated Xace Horse & Stallion,
rr.wv"..T 'c. , r -jii. r.f leoratea
tMare.Amdne;by Citizen, iWiUund S , ,
this place the ensuing season, t my uoie.
time, -,Y YY? 2?$
- Leasbur?rCaSwell, N. C. Nov. 18- ; .
. fir :-oi tKi;3 creeks,
M ior bestertield): mt
Hynr ecominitfee: theR pji'sed over th
lrResolution (relating to the basis) n
' 3hn nrQ-, o,:,.;; ..fa.tw- v ? . s ..' ; , - - made so -
o' J' "t ':yY;''Y?; YrYv'":-' r 'N': ; ; Yy:-''-; --' ' -v