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    SATUKDAY, JAN. 21, 1837.
(E7We are indebted to the at
tention of the Hon. Ilobt. Strange
of the Senaie, and the Hon. J. A.
Hynum of the House of Repre
sentative for several interesting
Congressional documents.
CONGRESS.
It is said that the President no
ticed the Senators, on the I lih in
stant, to convene on the 4,th March
next in Washington, for the pur
pose of holding an extra session,
to take into consideration such
matter as then may be submitted
to them.
Mr. Beaton's epunging resolu
tion is under debate in the Senaie.
The Senate, after an animated
debate, have agreed by a vote f
25 to 10, to the admission of Mi
chigan as one of the Slates. The
same bill had passed two readings
in the House at our last advices,
and probably ere this Michigan is
in full standing as a State.
A bill is before Congress, to
change the time of holding Circuit
Courts in this Stale.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
The following is an abstract of j
sucii oi uie proceedings aswetuu
aider interesting to our readers.
SENATE.
Mr. Moye, from the committee
on propositions and grievances, to
whom a petition on the subject had
been referred, reported a bill to
prevent obstructions to the pass
age of fish up Fishing creek;
which passed iis three readings,
and was ordered to be engrossed.
Mr. Edwards presented a bill to
provide for the investment and
safe keeping of the moneys which
shall be deposited with this State,
under the act of Congress to reg
ulate the deposites of the public
money. Laid upon the table, 23
to 22. J
The Senate reconsidered the
vote rejecting the bill to confer
banking privileges on the Stock
holders of the Louisville, Cincin
nati and Charleston Rail Road
Company; and the bill passed its
third reading, 25 to 22, and was
ordered to be engrossed.
The bill to lay off and estab
lish a county by the name of Jef
ferson, was rejected, 24 to 20.
The proposition of the House
of Commons, that the joint resolu
tion to adjourn sine die on the
14lh instant be rescinded, and
that the Legislature adjourn sine
die on the lSih instant, was read
and concurred in.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
' Oil motion of Mr. Gilliam, re
solved, that the Committee on
Education be instructed to enquire
into the expediency of establish
ing a general system of Free
Schools, throughout the Stale.
On motion of Mr. Hoke, or
dered that a select Committee of
two members be appointed to wait
on Col. C. G. Memminger, Com
missioner from S. Carolina, and
invite him to a seat in this Hall,
and inform him that it is the plea
sure of this House to hear his
views on the Rail Road bill, if he
desires to present them.
The Hon. Mr. Memminger, of
South Carolina, who had been in
vited to appear before the louse,
rose and addressed the Committee
at length in support of the bill; af
ter which, the Committee rose, re
ported progress, and obtained
leave to sit again.
The House resolved itself into
a Committee of the Whole, Mr.
Hoskins in the Chair, on the bill
granting Banking privileges to
the Charleston and Cincinnati
Rail Road Company. Mr. Spea
ker Haywood took the floor, in
reply to Col. Memminger, and in
opposition to the bill, and spoke
for ne.irly 3 hours. When he
concluded, the committee ros?, re
ported progress and obtained
leave to sit again, and the House
adjourned.
Raleigh, Jan. 17.
Adjournment.--As we expected,
the joint resolutiwn to adjourn on
Saturday last, was rescinded on
Thursday preceding, and the Le
gislature is still in sessiou. It will
probably adjourn the last of this
week or the first of next. Reg.
Elections. On Tuesday last,
Richmond M. Pearson, of Davie
couhlv, was elected a Judge of
the Superior Court, made necessa
ry by the creation of a new Judi
cial Circuit. His competitor was
Thomas P. Devereux, of ibis city.
The joint vote was: for Pearson
S2, Devereux 40.
On Wednesday, John L. Bai
ley, of Pasquotank, was elected
Judge of the Superior Court, vice
John R. Donnell, resigned. His
competitors were, Robert Heath,
W right C. Stanly, and Edward
Hall. The final joint vote was,
for Bailey 80, Hall 53 Messrs.
Stanly and Heath having been
withdrawn. ib.
Legislature. The hist week
gave birth to a series of interesting-
debates, which would have
done honor to any legislative
body. On Monday, in the House
of Commons, the Report on the
investment of the Surplus Reve
nue, (which appears in the prece
ding columns) and the accompa
nying Bills, were taken up in
Committee of the Whole. Mr.
Graham (the Chairman of the
Committee) explained and defen
ded the recommendations of the
Committee, with his usual lucid
ness and ability. We learn that
the Committee could not be
brought to unite on a more liberal
investment of tlw money than is
recommended in the Report,
though there were on it individu
als, whose high-toned liberality
and enlightened public spirit is
proverbial. Mr. Graham there
fore defended the Report, as ema
nating from the Committee, and
not as embracing his own favorite
views. At the conclusion of Mr.
G's remarks, (he House adjourned.
On Tuesday, Mr. Speaker Hay
wood took the floor, and delivered
one of the most powerful Speech
es we have ever heard, in opposi
tion to the whole scheme recom
mended by the Committee. He
completely electrified the House
by the boldness of his views, and
the enlightened liberality of his
suggestions. A vein of patriotic
ardour was diffused throughout
the whole of his remarks, which
were hemmed in by no sectional
lines, but embraced the State
the whole State. Perhaps this
Speech will be given to the pub
Ire; if so, it will be found to sus
tain the character awarded it.
On Thursday, the bill conferring
Banking privileges on theCharles
ton and Cincinnati Rail Road
Company, was taken up hi Com
mittee of the Whole. Col. Mem-m-'mger,
Commissioner from oor
sister State, addressed the Com
mittee, in a Speech of more than
three hours length, showing the
immense advantages which would
acrrneto our State from the con
struction of the Road and the ut
ter impracticability of its success,
withont the aid of Banking privi
leges. His Speech before the Se
nate, the concluding portion of
which appears in this paper, we
considered an uncommon effort;
but it sinks almost into mediocrity,
when contrasted with that which
he delivered to the Commons.
Wonder has been expressed within
our hearing, by numerous indi
viduals, that so strong-minded a
man has not been elevated by his
State to distinction and honor:
and we can only account for it on
the ground, that he does not be
long to the dominant party in
South Carolina. He "19 a Union
man, and yet he paid the hand
somest tribute to the purity of the
motives by which the JNullifiers
were influenced, that we have
ever ht-nrd.
On Friday, the House having
entered upon the Orders of the
day, Mr. Speaker Haywood ad
dressed the Committee for nearly
three hours in opposition to the
bill, which he denounced as rif
with danger to the liberties of the
people. His Speech was an in
genious one, but, in our opinion,
his arguments were more specious
than solid his fears more ima
ginary than real. His opposi
tion to the bill was based mainly
on the following grounds: 1st.
That the bill was a private one,
and no notice of the intended ap
plication for Banking privileges
had been given to the public, as
required by the amended Consti
tution. 2d. That it was repug
nant in principle to the 10th sec
tion of the Constitution of the
United States, which declares that
'no contract or agreement shall
be entered into by a State with
auy other State or any foreign
power." 3d. That it was rash
and disrespectful to pass a law,
which nothing could revoke but
the shock of a Revolution, with
out knowing the wishes and feel
ings of the people on the subject.
4ih. That to pass the bill would
he to give up virtually the con
trol of the affairs of the Slate to a
Central Directory at Charleston.
5th. That to confer the privileges
asked, would be to tamper with
the Currency. On these, and di
vers other points, Mr. H. commen
ted and enlarged at great length,
and with unwonted vehemence.
When he had finished, the Com
mittee rose, reported progress,
and obtained leave to sit again;
and the House adjourned.
On Saturday, the House having
resolved itself into a Committee
of the Whole, on the unfinished
business of yesterday, Mr. Hoke
took the floor in reply to the
Speaker, and in favor of the bill,
and spoke for more than an hour
with great earnestness and zeal in
its support, lie was succeeded
by Mr. Graham, who, on this oc
casion, did himself and the mea
sure which he advocated, full
justice, and we could pay him no
higher complimenti for, as he
well remarked, the question was
one of such immense magnitude,
that he could not think about it
without experiencing an expan
sion ot thought, which the con
templation of no other subject
ever had afforded. He replied in
detail to the arguments of the
Hon. Speaker of the House, and
in our opinion, showed conclu
sively that nothing, but the high
respectability ofthe source whence
they emanated, entitled them to
the favorable consideration of the
House.
Mr. Haywood, tho laboring
under indisposition, briefly replied
to Messrs. Hoke and Graham
with much animation, insisting on
his motion to strike out the enact
ing clause ofthe bill tantamount
to its rejection.
Messrs. Blount and McNeill,
each made a few remarks in op
position to the bill; when the mo
lion to strike out the enacting
clause failed. The Committee
then rose and reported the bill to
the House, when it passed its sec
ond reading Ayes 53 Noes 49.
The question of granting Bank
ing privileges to this Company, as !
also the subiect of the Surplus j
Revenue, have been fruitful topics j
of discussion also in the Senaie. i
On the first, Messrs. Bryan, Wad- I
dell and Morehead spoke in favor j
of extending the privileges asked
for to those who know them, we
need not say with the ability of
Statesmen and the spirit of Pal
riots. We also heard a portion
of Mr. Kelly's Speech against, the
bill, which was distinguished by
great earnestness of manner, and
propriety of matter. ib.
The Rail Road Bank BUI.
This bill having passed ihe Sen
ate, was also got through the
House, with some amendments on
Monday last. We look upon
this as a most fearful experiment;
but time alone will show who is
right and who is wrong. The
yea and nays on this question
will be found among the Legisla
tive Proceedings. Mr. Haywood,
on Friday, spoke for nearly three
hours in opposition to the bill, in
a style of unusual animation, and
gave additional evidence of his
talent, sincerity and forecast.
Mr. Hoke and Mr. Graham re-
plied to him with much force and
zeal; who were again replied to
by Mr. Haywood, thoV laboring
under indisposiiion. Messrs.
Blount and M'Neill each made re
marks in opposition to the bill.
In the Senate Messrs. Bryan,
Waddell and Morehead advoca
ted the bill, and Mr. Kellv spoke
against. Raleigh Standard.
Yesterday's Proceedings. The
amendments to the bill granting
banking privileges to the Louis
ville Cincinnati and Charleston
Rail Road Company, were partly
disagreed to in the Senate yester
day, and sent back to the House
of Commons, by the casting vote
of the Speaker.
A bill passed the House appro
priating 8000 dollars for draining
Mattimuskeet Lake, in Hyde coun
ty, also, a Will granting a charter
to the Raleigh and Columbia Rail
Road Company. ib.
(t?"At the late annual meeting
of the American Colonization So
ciety, the Hon. Henry Clay, Se
nior Vice President, was unani
mously elected President of the
Society, to fill the vacancy occa
sioned by the decease of its late
President, Mr. Madison.
Military Court of Enquiry.
Gen. Gaines has arrived at Frede
rick city, and on his first appear
ance before the Court entered his
protest against their past acts and
present proceedings.
Washington Market, Jan. 17.-
Turpentine, new dip, $2 50;
Old $2 50.
Tar,$l bO. lVhig.
. Petersburg Market, Jan. 16.
Cotton supply very limited
small sales at 13 a 15 cents, as in
quality. Flour, 10 a 12. Ba
con, new, 14 cents. Lard, 14 a
15 cents. Pork, $9.
Western Pork Market. The
Cincinnati Post, of the 4th inst.
says: Our Pork market has been
active for the last week, at from
six to seven cents, according to
size. A gentleman who has Juit
returned from a fifteen days tour
in Indiana, informs us that the
roads were literally alive with
hogs coming to this market.
Rail Road Accident. ..We un
derstand that on Saturday night,
about seven miles from town, the
Engine and ears on their way in
from Blakely, ran off the track,
and that the Engineer, and the
person having charge of the mail,
ic. were badly hurl: the first be
ing severely scaWed, the latter re
ceiving a deep cut in the knee.
The cause of the accident doubt
less was the sleet, that has for the
last three days kept every thing
bound in icy fetters. Pet. Int.
Rumor of extensive Forgeries.
The New York Mercantile Ad
vertiser says: A gentleman who
arrived here from Buffalo, informs
that about forty men, had been ar
rested unou a charceof beini? con-
1- J o I
eerned in a most txtensive forgery-
ot bank notes and half dollar.
Our informant stated that among
the persons arrested were some
hitherto of the most respectable
standing in the place, such as
steamboat captains, hotel keepers,
land speculators, he. This event
has caused a greater excitement at
Buffaloe than the failure and for
geries of Raihbun.
. (Er'The National Intelligencer
ofthe 14th, says: A verdict was
yesterday rendered by the Jury in
the case of Richard H. White,
indicted for burning the Treasury
in March, 1S3S. The Jury affirm
that he was guilty ofthe act, but
is saved from its penalty by the
limitation of the law as to the
time within which the accused was
brought to trial. The case, how
ever, is not yet finally disposed of.
In the case of Uarry While, in
dicted for the same ofTenre, the
examination of witnesses was yes
terday continufd to a late hour,
and the trial has not yet ended.
Murder most foul. V t
are eomjiellud to record
inunler of us unnatural and
horrible 4 a character as any
which ever disgraced the cal
ender of crime. On the 3d
inset. Phcentbe Howell, an
aged vvomun of this County,
was tnosl brutally murdered
by her son Needham Howell.
The facts so far as ibey
have come to our knowledge,
are somewhat as follows.
Howell, his mother, and a
young girl of 10 or 12 yean
of e, were together in a
$mnll building on the Sound,
when Howell induced his
mother to go out with him in
to the yard. Soon after lliey
left the House, the young girl
was alarmed by ihe cries of
the deceased and rushing out
found Howell sitting astride
his prostrate mother, and
beating her in the face with
a brick. The girl immedi
ately fled lo an ndjoining
plantation (distant about a
fourth of a mile) for assis
tance and returned in compa
ny with one or two other
persons, when ihey found
Howell standing on the breast
of the mangled corpse, with
a pipe in his mouth, and
kicking the face with the
hefd of his boot.
Rumor says that he perpe
trated the act while under a
temporary derangement from
the effects of strong drink.
He fled soon after the mur
der, and not since hrn heard
of. Wilmington Adv.
- tub i m i ii bib
MARRIED,
In this county, on Monday
night last, by Dan"l Hopkins, Esq.
Mr. William L. Wilkinson, of Ala
bama, to MissMelinda Wilkinson.
l'rices Current,
At Tarboro and New York.
JAN. 16. . per .Tarboro. Hew York
Bacon, lb. 12 15 12 13
Beeswax, Ib. 0 25 8 34
Brandy, apple gBll'n 45 50 W 37
Coffee, lb. 13 16 11 13
Corn, bush. 65 70 81 85
Cotton, lb. 13. 14 16 g
Cotton bagfcg. yard. 20 2& 22 25
Flour, supf. bbl. 10 12 850 II
Iron, lb. 4$ & a 4
Lard, lb. 12 15 12" 17
Molasses, gall'n 55 60 30 4g
Sugar. brown, lb. 1 1 15 8 11J
Salt, T.I. husb 60 65 38 42
Turpentine, bbl. 250 275 425 455
Wheat, bush. 100 125 150 165
Whiskey, bbl. 45 50 34 35
JYotice.
THE subscriber wishes- to purchase
d light Jersey wugon,
Calculated for one hone. For such a one
a liberal price will be given.
Peter E. lime 8.
Sparta, Jan 16, 1837. 3
Five Cents Reward.
TTJ ANAWAY from the subscriber, on
MM Monday, the 16ih inst. an indenied
apprentice lo the saddlery bwsioess, named
George G. Lynch,
Aged about 10 years. The above reward,
but no thanks, will be given for his appre
hension and delivery to m.. All pt r-onS
nre cautioned against employing- saul ap
prentice nr hat boriag or crediting him on
my account.
Benfn Williams.
Tarborough, Jan. 20, 1837. 3
$50 Reward.
ANAWAV from the Subscriber, on
Sunday night, the 15th inst. my ne
gro man
A1L1LEN,
About 6 feet high, well made, 34 years
old, and has n crooked knee occasioned
by a w hiie swelling when a boy. He pro
bably may be lurking in Ihe nrfc;kbohoori
of R. I). Hart's plantation where he has a
wife, or in the lower part of Halifax coun
ty where he has r extensive acquaint
ance. The above rewrrt will h r..
his apprehension, if delivered to me in
Edgecombe county, or confined in nv
jail so I Kb 1 get him again. All person's
are cau'ioned against haiborug or carrv
ingoff a d negro under penally of the la
Ed. L. Moore.
January IS, 1836. 3
SELLING Off
-. At Cost.
Burf Home,
hliSU desirous rf moving (0
west," are now offerinr ,
CoH their entire "
Slock of Merch:tndht
IN ST ANTONSBURG,
For cash, or on a ert-dii till ihe firt ,
of January with inte iel from ill
day of April. '?
Ail thie in arrears up to the f,
will please to take notice lhal pHyinem1
particularly r ques-ed on or l-efuie
first day of April. 4t
The Premises,
On which they are now doing btisi,ies
he bought and possesion given bn'?
first of April. The advantage. Jj,
tion of tliW place for business is so i
known they .teem it unnecessary to jv
any further recommendation. Tlier:j
Good store house, wan
houses, gin house,
And a first rate cotton Screw on the pre
ises all of which wilt he sold low a.
accommodating terms lo any persou
ing to purchase st;h a situation.
Slantonshtng, Jan. loth, 1S37.
TPnparallcled
$SQ,0
Worth of Goods at Cost, :
Wm. Burl & Son, '
ARE NOW
Selling Off at cost, 1
A large and handsome assortment of
FANCY AD STAPLE I
A eredrt tilt the first day of January r
he given, with interest from the first
of April.
All those who have not settled thpir a'
count for (ho year 1836. will please call aw
do so on or bfoie the fust day of Arpil.
Their Lots,
And all appurtenances thereto atracfjctt,!
Are for sale.
There rs a large new two s'ory dwellin;
and all othee necessary houses for the con
venience of a family on the premises, be
sides a large well arranged
Store house, ware house,
gin house and cotton seme.
A (hey intend moving to the vet, llirj
will offer to any person a good bargiii
who may wish to purchase.
Stantonsburg, Jan. 10, 1837.
&outljm Citijen,
Jlnd of Business.
Uliat do tee live Jar, but to improve out
sdru, and be useful to one another?
THE su4ecrUir proposes to publish ic
the town of AsliUorotmh, R.ui(Jo!t
county, N. C. h weekly newspaper unJti
the above tide.
From mature reflection on the subjec1.
and some consultaiion with men of exp'-rk'oce-
it is believed, that, by connrciin:
the ordinary variety of a Newspaper, nit;
practical legal mnxims, advice, approve!
forms, he. in the transaction of business
the publication may be rendered nsef"1.
and generally acceptable, at least to the
ciliz ns of this State.
li is difficult to enumerate beforehand,
all the sultjects that may be cousitkit"
ui-thi-n the design of this papei; but aroon;
other things, due attention will he paiJ f
Religion, Morality, Education, Politics, Ag
riculture Commerce, &.c. together with the
Hews of the day, forergn and domestic.
The business matter will be similar i
chararUr to that which appears in thel'
and 2d vols, of the 'Man of business:" and
if necessary, tsme ef the subjects theie
treated of, will be more fully explained.
In politics, Ihe publication is pledged fo
no party. And it is hoped and believed
that no improper prejudice will be induc
ed. All parties shall have fair piny. The
Editor promises without reserve, the strict
est attention to the chastity of hi rol-n-mns;
and sn far as practicable to render
the publication exactly si a as every wor
thy citizen will uke pleasure in introdu
cing to the notice of his family ii frieuds.
TERMS :
The Citizen williie issued every Satur
day morning, on a Cue super-rot a I ihevt.
at $2 per annum in advance; or 3, if n
paid w ithin three months fiom the date of
the first To. received, &c.
BENJAMIN Sir.HM.
Ashborough, N. C 1337.
ft '
ft I
Mil
Gig for Sale.
THE subscriber has for sale a second b1
Gig and Harness,
Wbich he will sell cheap asd on accom
modating teims.
Geo Howard
Tarboro, 1837.
    

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