rrni.isimn wkrtcly by en. c. rboti:ait,
TERMS: ?2 f,0 IT.H AWTM, IV ADYANXT., OR
$J 00 IV P1S3!L.T 1.. DEMITD Mi MOV.U'hi,
RALEIGH, FJUbAY, DECEMBER 15, 1818.
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Till" NoaTil-Cinoi.ix.v 'Pdikb will.be wnt in Sub
scriber ut Two Dollars ami a hull" per annum, if mil!
in Biivmice. .Three Dollars will be churgvili il pay
ment 18 delayed six months. These Tcniis will b i
- variably auliefed to; """ ' -. '-: . .' '
Fur fV'-ry. Sixteen lines; nr !e.t. One Dellar for Hie
firsthand .Twmity.ASVivCttni for. o:vh BiibVquiil in-
-ssrlion. Court. Orduis, &c, will be elwnreil .j pT
vst. .lustier; but rwwoiiuWe deduction will b' nr H"
to those who advertise by tho year. .;
" II T Letters on bnsiiieKi, am! all CommniiicutlHs
iiitenci. U tor n.i'.itn-:i::.n, nr.'.tt bu aiuvss-d to ihe I
Ed;tor, and !"'( )''
STATU ' LEGISLATURE.
HOUSE OL' COMMONS.
TntusDAV, D.c. 7, IS 18.
.v Mr. Barringer movetl tjiat a message: be Fcut to
tbt? SeiHf"", ir;ijigE' to go iinmciliiitety into the
.- tdjctioti ol'Superior Court J U'lp, . Carried;. .
, ; Mr. Loe withdrew iium uomiiiationthe name
of Joshua Robert.
. A message w.us received fram the. Senate, con
V. etirring in the proposition from tlio House, to go
linto the election of Superior Court ".liidge, Com
mittee on pirt or ilie House losuperiaU'iid the c!pc
tion Messrs. Haym;tn and Ballard. ,
A mo-s.ige wns received from theGovernor, in
rt'ln tion to the Suit instituted against the Stock
holders of the- Raleigh nnd Gaston Railroad;
which wis referred, to the Committee on Cluiins,
M.Grigs moved toitehtl a mess.igeto the Seu
. ate, proposing to go iiilo the election of Solicitor of
the 6ih. JnJk'iul District. Carried.
A Me-'.-iae was received from the Governor,
traii'niitting the Report .if the Board of Comiiiis
eioners of the Raleigh arid Gaston Railroad; which,
on motion of Mr. Stanly, was sent, to the Senate,
with n proposition to print. .:'
Mr. liallard,from the Committee to fitn-rinteni!
the election of Superior Court Judge, reported that
Mr. Moore had rrcrived a majority of all the votes
caot.and was therefore duly elueted. '
A messiiffe was received from the Senate, con
curring in the proposition to vote for Solicitor of
the tilh District Mesars. Gambill and Stowo Com
mittee oil part of the House to superintend clec-
lion. . : .
-'. The Speaker announce; the arrival of tlio hour
for liking up the order of the day, (Mr. Steele's
Resolutions,) whereupon Mr. Steele moved their
postponement until Wednesday next
Mr. Sianly moved today the Resolutions ori tlie
table; which motion did not prevail.
The question ol postponing iinlii lV'ednesday
recurring, it was carried in the affirmative. .
Mr. Birringer moved lo send a message 10 the
Senate, to go forthwith into tho election of Su
preme Court Judge. Carried.
Mr. Gambill,. from the Committee to snperin
tend the cleeliori of Solicitor of the 6th District, re
ported that 1S8 votes had been cast,nf which num
tier Mr. Coleman had received Sfi, and was duly
'J'lio bill incorporating Blotint Creek Manufac
turing Company, in the Town of Fayetteville,
passed lis first and second readings.
A messagn was received from the Senate con
curring in 'the proposition to go into the election of
SiipnrTiP Court Judge. ComrrHttce on part of the
House to superintend the "lection Messrs. Cole
man and t'al.nor.
The House then proceeded to
. vote. :
Mr E'V. ir'rolujti a hilUo repeal an Act, en
titled ar. Act to irwri.as9 the Public Revenue.
- Referred to Committee on Finance,
i Mr. Palmer, from the Committee to superintend
the tdection of Supremo Court Judge, reported ns
fnllows Battle alJ, Pearson fij, Strange 75. No
Mr. l,encli,ot Davidson, moved to send a mes
r ige to the Senate, proposing to go lorth.with into
mi cli'i tmn lor Supreme Court Judue. Carried.
.Vr. Sailerllnvaite introduced a bill to amend and
consolidate several Acts in relation to fishing with
nines and nets in Tar and Pamlico Rivers.-
Retired to Committee on Propositions and Griov
niiees. The Speaker presented to the House, a Com
'. nmnicatinn from the President of the Commercial
Hank, at Wilmi'ngton. and asked what disposition
fdiould be made of it I
On mitrai cl Mr. Dobbin, it was sent to the
H ns.te. wth a proposition to print. .
A menace was received from the Scinte. con
Cm ring in the iropoit ion to go tutu the (.'lection
ol Supreme Court Jndgo. Committee in superin
tend ibe el"dion, Messrs. Newsoin and Furrow.-
i'lio House then proceeded to vote
liH'ont tho committee returned, Ih? House, on
motion ul Mr, Proctor, adjourned,
FiiiDAr, Dec. 5
Mr.lIaLrv mtmi (hat the Mcee of the Go -
vernor in rcU.on lo forming a ew-wcuon MTcn
il,n It ,u h -nd G.,slnn Railraid and Chirlotte.
be releried to tho committee on Internal Improve
incurs.; but aftetwards withdrew his motion.
The .Senate then votfd for Judge of the Su
preme Court, aslollows: Strange Co; Pearson
P.): Battle . i
Mr. Thomai presented a petition in favor of a
Turnpike Road. . Relerred to commuted on In
temal Improveiiimils: Also a petition for anew
eoiililv nut of part; of Haywood and Macon. Re
filred' to Couiuultce on propositions, ivnd Grie
vjiici.'s. ..;' (,-. . ' . ;
' Mr. Walker, from llie comniittoe on 'Proposi
tion and Grievances, reported the bill to enable
Ilaniel Stesle, n free hip n of color, to emancipate
)iis wileaiid daughter, and reeonunemied its p;is
nape passed firs! rciiding. Ho also reported the
bill to tmr.ncipalc Jas. Ubscar, ft slaVt: passed
first reading. ; ,
Mr. Kburn presented n. 'csolntinn instructing
tlie Judich.ry conimitice to enquire into , the expe
diency of enabling the Omnty Courts to t.iy a tux
upon bl.ict: jio'ls, lo pay the expends of Putrol
lers .and aho sue'if liter regulaiieus as are ne
cessary in relation. .to IVtroliars; wiiicii was adopt-
td.' ' - .:''"'
Mr. MiTer inltohii'.ed a hill lo ineorpmtlf Ihe
iQVUCf SiKdby, m CJivWui C'J.uuty. ;' .
.v : ;;
Mr. Joyner, a jill to authorize the . Roanoke
Navigation Company to become common carriers
of agricultural' -produce, goods, ware, and mer
chandise, on tho. Roanoke, Dan, and. Staunton
. .Mr. Exum,a bill to incorporate Roanoke Acad
emy, in the county of Wayne;
: j'f. ilillcr, a bill to alter the time of holding the
.Spring and Full .terms oft lie county court of Cleve
land; which bills, severally passed their first
Mr. Spicer presented a bill lo regulate the duties
of Consiablcs in the. county of Onslow ; passed
lirst reading- and referred .to the ceiimiiitec on
Mr. Sinaw., a bill to iiieorporaUvPiialarix Lbdge,
.No, ID, 1- 0. O. ir. in the town of Witshmgtim.;
passed first reading, and referred to the committee
on Private bills,
; -:Mt. Ri'm-liiiid,;Tronr the . committee to siiperin
tend (lie election of Supreme Court Judge, report
ed luat tiere was no e'.et'tion.
The Sen., to
Court Judge, a
.then : voted: again for
i follows : Sltaiige 21 ;
20 ; . Rattle -1.
. Mr. Washington introduced a bill for the relief
of the inhabitants of the town of Wuynesboro' ;
which passed first rea'ling, and was referred to the
committee on Prop "Bitions and Grievances. ' ;
. ''Mr. llahcy,:a bill to suppress vice; referred td
committee on Judiciary. . . Lays ah additional tax
on Rowiiiig Alleys. :
The chair announced the Senate's branch of the
committee en Enrolled bills, viz: Messrs, Gilmer,
Grnhanl, and Patterson. ; y
' : A message 'was received from , the House, pro
posing a Joint Select committee to ..inquire into the
expediency of erecting tiers of scuts outside of the
bar in each house for spectators, in which, the
iSViiale. refused lb cpnciir. . . '
; Also, transmitting the Report of the commwsion
ors of the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad, with a
proposition to print; concurred in.
. Also, the Report of the President and Directors
of the Commercial Bank of Wilmington, with a
proprisitioii to, print ; concurred in.
A bill to divide the county of Stokes, and form
a new county to be called Forsythe.came up on its
second reading. .
jMr. Miller called for the reading of the memorials
which accompanied said bjll. They were accord
ingly reud, pro and con one of which was sever
al yards long, and signed by over a thousand citi
zens. The bill was opposed by Mr, Miller, and sup
ported by Messrs. Thomas, ol Davidson, and
Mr. Patterson moved to lay the bill upon the ta
ble for the present. He said he mads this motion
at the request of a member friendly to the bill,
who wished timo In prepare an amenilment, which
he would offer iu the hope of removing alldiflicu)
ty to the passage of this bill.
Alter some further remarks by Mr. Reich, the,
bill paused its second reading.
Mr. Berry, from the committee, reported I lint
there was no election of .Supreme Court Judge.
The vote stood: For Strange 81 ; Pearson 68;
The bill to incorporate the town of Asheville
passed 2d reading. T
The Sen.'.te resolved, on motion of Mr. Walker,
to meet hereafter at 10 o'clock.
. Mr. Smith introducSsa. bill to provide for fur
ther taxation of cists on smtts at law; referred to
Mr. Liliington offered tho following Preamble
Whereas, this is a Government in which all
political power is vested in, and derived from the
i people only :
Whereas, it is the manifest duty of Representa
tives to carry cut uriclhj the known wishes of
their constituents, iu the discharge of all their
Whereat, the free people of this State hive,
recenlhi at tlie ballot box, declared their political
preference in a voice which their representative
agents ought not lo slight or disregard : ,
lV7icceas,respecllul delerence,on the part of the
minority, tor the will of the majority, when Irgally
and constitutionally expressed, is true Republican
And Wliereas, all delay and mana cement, un
der pretences, however fair and imposing, the ob
ject of which is to defeat the will ol tho people,
thus expressed, are contrary to the spirit and
genius ol the government:
liesnhed, That a message be sent to the House
of .Commons, proposing that the two Houses, on
Tuesday next, at 12 o'clock, proceed to the elec
tion of a United States Senator.
Sir. Ashe remarked that, uwm this subject he
i had already expressed the convictions ol Ins mind ;
and lie therclore moved to lay mreas anu wnereas
upon the table.
Mr. Islington would nierelv observe, that if tho
coutlciriaii moved to lay the .Bill ol Rights, or the
j greater part of it, on the table, he had no more to
'lr. Ahe said.'f there were as many constitutions
mid Bills of Rights, and Whereases, as long as his
friend Reich's memorial, he should pursue this
! CO',J0,,., ,, , . . A. . ' ,j v.
GAJ Vl'n if 1r Ashe's
! The q-'estmn was then taker, on Mr A.ne s
i mntinn. which did not nrevai Aves a.t. Aoes a.
Oi) the rmssasn of the Preamble and Resolution,
Mr. U'oedlin called for the yeas and nays. They
were taken as follows: Yeas 24; Nays 23.
The Speaker then voted with the minority ; and
the Preamble and Resolution did not paes. i
The Senate then adjourned.
HOrSC OF COMMON'S.
Mr. Newsom trnm the Committee to superintend
the election of Supremo Court Judge, reported
169 votes cast, of .which Mr. Strange received 78,
Mr. Pearson 67, and Mr. BatUe 24. . , ' .
Tlie Speaker announced the Committee on En
rolled billi, Tin; Messrs. Cannichael, Thornton,
Sanders, McMnllen and Campbell.
The bill, introduced bv Mr. Kllis, to incorporate
the town of Salisbury, was ptit upon and passed
its 2d reading.
Mr. Sleelo moved to sond a message to the. Sen
ate proponing to go immediately into tho election
of Supreme Court Judge carried.
Mr. Stetdo from tlie Committee on Mditarr Affairs
: reported hack to tho House, with amenilment the
hill to incorporate the Foresters, an Independent
Conip.'inv of Infantry in tin County of Richmond,
ind recommended its passage. J he hill asuniended
j-.twed 2d i"'!
Also, the bill to incorporate
the Summerfield-, Guards of Cuilfurd, and recom
mended its passage ; passed 2il reading.
Also, the bill to arrange the Captain's districts
in each County and -'recommended that it should
not pass. . On motion of Mr. Walser the bill was
laid upon the table. .
The Speaker presented a Communication from
the Treasurer furnishing a statement,liovyiiig the
conditioi! of the Bank oi the State, which, on mo
tion of Mr. Pain e, Was sent to the (Senate, with a
proposition to print
, Mr. Stanly from the Committee en the Inspec
tion of Turpeiiliiw, rcpurted bat'k to the House,
with an aiiifndiiieiu, tue bill to atiend aiV -ct iii
lled an act to Tegulate the insjiection of Turpen
tine, passed 2d reading.
Mr. Kllis from the Committee on the memorial
of Mifia Dix. reported a bill to provide for the estab-
iirmiient.pl an Asylum lor the insane.
A message was received from the Senate, con
curring in the proposition to go into' the election of
iSupreme Court Judge.;: committee -on the part of
Ihe House to superintend the election, Messrs. Mc
J)ade and McClecse.
. Mr. Kllis moved to print the bill in relation to
the establishment of a Lunatic Asylum, and make
it .the order of the day for Tuesday next : 'Carried;
Mr.;McCleese from the coiiiiuittee on election
(if.Judge, reported 109 votes castof which Slratige
received SO Ponrson (iO Battle 23. , "''''.'
-Mr. Leach, of Davidson, moved to send a mes
sage to the Senate,; proposing, to vote again Tor.'
supreme Court Judge.';, Carried., .;.;..
Mr. McDoo'e'!, of Iredell, introiiiiced a memo
riu) and biil for tlis establishnieiit of a new county
to be called .Graham. Referred to the commiitee
on Propositions and Grievances. -. , '
Mr. Doak introduced a bill to secure an equita
ble distribution, of the estates of deceased persons:
Referred to. committee on Judiciary, ' ',. f'
A message wus received from tlie. Senate con
curring in ihe proposition from the House to vote
for Supreme' Court Judge. Committee on part
of the House to superintend the election, Messrs.
Caruiichael and Shock.
JMr;' Williams, of Mecklenburg,7 introduced a.
memorial I'r.oni; sundry, citizens of tlie county of j
Mecklenburg. Referrod to tlio commiitee on Pro
positions and Grievances. . .,,;..,
Mr.; McNeill introduced a bill to incorporate tho I
Trustees of Antioc Academy, in tlw county ol
Robeson. Referred to the cmmmltee on I'm ate
-Mr. Shook, from the committee to superintend
the election of Judge, reported 167 votes cast, of
which Strange received 81 ; Pearson 08 ; Battle
18. . No election.
Mr. J. B. Mc wullen introduced a hill to estab
lish a Savings Bank in the town ol Milton. Re
ferred to a (Select Committee of five, and, on mo
tion of Mr. McDowell, ot Bladen, ordered to be
Mr. Earringer introduced a bill tir the more
speedy aud certain administration of justice. (The
bill proposes: to carry out the recommendation of
Hid 'Governor.) Referred to Committee on the Ju
diciary. Mr. Griggs moved to send a message to the Son
ate proposing to vote 'immediately for Judgef Su
preme Court. To this motion Mr. Mebane offered
an amendment, to go into the election on Wednes
day next lost. Mr. Barrmger moved to amend
by saying to-morrow at M o'clock, lost. The
original question reccurred and prevailed, ;
: : jVr. Ellis introduced a resolution to. allow the
Engrossing Clerks to- occupy the. Rooms, hereto
fore allowed them; as sleeping apartments, Re
Mr. Coleman moved thai the. House adjourn,
lost ' ..
.Wr. Satterthwaite introduced a bill to incorpor
ate a Lodge o( I. O. O. F, in the town of Green
ville : Referrod to Committee on Private bills.
Mr. Wooten introduced a bill to alter the time of
holding the Superior and County Courts of Lenoir
County : Relerred to Committee on Propositions
Mr. Hayuian introduced a resolution to send a
message lo tho Senate proposing to raise a Joint
select Committoe ot live Irom eacn liouse on toe
Swamp lands of Ihe State : adopted. . .
ilfr, lagan introduced a bill concerning Slaves :
Relerred lo Committee on Propositions and Griev
ances. Mr. McMullen introduced a bill to amend an act
incorporating the Milton Female Academy, in the
County ol Caswell.
Mr. Wilkin introduced a bill to discourage fri
volous prosecutions; Referred to Commute? on
Mr. Slinford introduced a resolution requiring
the Committee appointed to consider the propriety
ol establishing a .Medical Board, to enquire also
into the propriety ot regulating the Fees ol Physi
cians. , ' ' "" ;
On motion of Mr. Vooten,the House ai'joumed.
: SATur.BAY, Dec. 9,1813
A message was received from the Common,
informing that that House wa3 ready to receive
the Senate at 12 o'clock, for the purposo of count
ing tho votes for Governor.
Mr. Woodfin, from the Judiciary committee, re
ported the bill to amend the 10th section of ch. 31,
Rev. Statutes, with an amendment
Also, the bill to amend the 15th sec. of ch. 102,
Rev. Statutes, entitled an act lor the collection and
management of the Revenue of Hue State, with a
Uiendinents, and recommended its passage.
Also, the bill to amend the sec' ol the ch.
Rev. (statutes, with amendments, and recommend
ed its passage. Theso bills he over.
Also, the I nil to expedite the trial of anils at
law, belonging to the original jurisdiction of the
Supremo Court, and recommended its rejection.
Also, a bill to provide for tlie payment of wit
nesses before a Clerk aru! Master fn Equity, or
Commissioner for taking depositions, or taking an
account ; which biil pamed its hrst reading. '
Mr. Rogers oQered the following Preamble and
W iihiif.au, by the Constitution of the United
States, it is provided that the Sena to ot the United
States shall consist of two Senators from each
State, chosen by the legislature thereof : ,tii
ichtrras, bv the Constitution of tin State, the leg
islative minority is vested in two distinct uranch
es, both dependant on the people, to-wit, a Senate
an 1 House of Commons : 'And irhertas, tho mem
bers of the Senate and House of Commons of tho
ljoiilature of this Stat', derive their seats from
the sovereign people of their districts ami counties
respectively : And whereas, an election of a Uni
ted States. Senator to .represent ths State in the
Congress of ihe United States, for 'sis years, from
and a Iter tlie tth of March next, devolves upon
the present 'General Assembly : And whereas, the'
said United States Senator,' when elected,, is the
servant and representative. of the. wJiole peoplepf
the State : And whereas, it is both right and expe
dient that the people of YaiYcy county should have
a.voic.e in tlie election of s;iid United Stales Sen
ator ; And. whereas, an election vyas held on yes
terday, the Sell instant, in the said county of Yan.
y, for ,i i.vei.er in ;.,e i.n.er branch of the Legis
liituri!, wjiich iiietnber elect will probably tako his
seat by the 20th instant: .
Thertj'm-e, ; be it Remind, That a message be
sent to the House of CV.mniOns, proposing .that .the
two Houses shall go into an election of United
States Senator on the 2l)tli instant, at 12 o'clock..,
'Mr; Woodlin said, in order lhat the bill of rights
laid on tlie table yesterday might accompany this
preamble and resolution, he moved to lay thein on
the table... . : ''.". : ;;. "
.Tlio Yeas and Nays being called for on 1'iis mo
tion, they were taken, and resulted as follows :
Yeas 2d :; Nays; 23.. The Speakir then voted in
-the Negative, ami the motion did 'not prevail.
Mr. 'Giliuer nioved to amend by adding the. fol
lowing: ; ... : .
l& stil ml, further, That, in the election of Uni
ted States Senator, the members of this General I
Asseniblv should represent the political opinions 1
of a majority of the people of ihe whole State, as
clearly ascertained on the 7th of November last. ,
Mr. Bower moved to amend the amendment, by
striking out " 7lli of November lust," and insert
ing "3d of August last, in the election of mem
bers of this legislature.". '., .. . .
'. Mr. Halsey moved id lay the amendment and
tho amendment to Ihe amendment on the table.i.
; The Chair stated the question, and ruled that it
carried the whole subect with it.
Whereupon. Mr. Halsey withdrnw his motion.
: ,; Mr. Thomas, of Davidson, moved that the whole
gnlyoct-.be postponed indefinitely, and called for the
Yeas and Nays ; which were taken as. follows ;"
leas 21, Nays i!ri.
' Tiie question then recurred on tlie amendment
proposed by the Senator from Ashe, to the amend
ment of the Senator from Uuiltiird.. '
, A considerabio discussion ' took place here, be
fween Mousra. Gilmer, .VVoodiiii and Kendall on
the one side, and Messrs. Ashe, Bower a5J Con
ner, on the other ; when
A message was received: from the House of
Commons, informing the Seaate ihiil.they were
ready to proceed to the joint , order of the two
Houses in counting the votes for Governor.
,.' The iS'enate, .preceded by their S peaker, then re
paired to the Commons Hall.
Ilaving relumed, and (he Chair being resumed
by the Spcakvr,
The question being on Mr. Bower's amendment
to the amendment of Mr. Gilmer,
r.Mr, Kendall made a short speech, and, without
taking the question, . v .
The .Senate adjourned.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
A message was received from tho Senate, adopt
ing the resolution fixing the tune for comparing
the votes lor Governor, on to-day at 12 o'clock.
A messago was received from the Senate, con
curring in tlie proposition from Ihe I louse to raise
a Joint Select committee to consider the propriety
of establishing a Medical Board.
Mr. Shufoid withdrew the resolution presented
by bun on yesterday, in relation to the regulation
of the Fees oi Physicians.
The .Spe-.'ker presented to the House a commu
nication in relation to the contested election in the
comity ol Surry : Referrod to the committee on
Privileges and Elections.
A niessago was received from the Senate, trans
mitting the bill to incorporate the Deep River
Mining Company ; also, a resolution in . favor of
the Sheriff of Yancy county t Also, a resolution
for the relief of the Clerk ol the County Court of
'.Cumberland. '"'': :: V
;. Mr. Dobbin molrd for the second reading of tho
last resolution : Carried. The. resolution passed
second and third readings. ' ' -
A messago was received from the Senate, re
fusing toconcur in the proposition to raise a joint
select committee to consider the propriety of erect
ing seatsont side the bar of the Houses.
Mr. McDowell, of Iredell, moved to send a mes
sage to the Senateproposing lo vote immediately
for Supreme Court Judgo. ,
Mr. Stanly .moved to lay this proposition on tlie
table. . Carried. ..
Mr. Coftield introduced a bill to nmond an act
entitled an act to prevent obstructions to the pas
sage of hsh up the Roanoko. Referred to com
mittee on Private bills.
Mr. Hayman introduced, a memorial and bill to
repeal an act entitled an act to prevent obstructions
to the passage of fish up the Tar and Pamlico Ri
vers. Relerred tt tlie committee on Propositions
Mr. Barrmger introduced a biff in relation to
Militia Liws, accompaniod by Resolutions of a
Military ('onv-ujiiion. Referred to committee on
Mr. Stanly presented six memorials from citi
zens of Beaufort county, in relation to the militia
laws. Referred to the comuiiltoe on Military Af
fairs. . "
Mr. Steele introduced certain resolutions in re
lation to tlie militia laws. Referred to committee
on Military Affairs.
Mr. Sheek introduced a bill providing for amend
ment to the Constitution ot the State, in relation to
tho qualification of voters. Referred to committee
on Judiciary, and ordered to be printed.
Mr. Me bane, from the committee of Finance,
reported unfavorably to the bill to amend tho Rev
etnie Laws of tho State, The bill did wot pass 2d
The same gentleman reported badi to the House,
with amendments, the bill to increase the revenue
of the Slabs, and recommend its passage
Mr. Ellis moved to print the bill and the amend
ments, and make it the order of day tor Thura
dav next. Carried. '
Mr. Paiue, from the committee on the JtiiBciary,
ro jrted bacft to the Honsevand recommended the
passage f, tho bill to amend an act concerning
Mr. Hicks moved ta lay tlie hill on the table. :
Mr. Walsef moved to recommit tlie' bill. !,t
The nueslion recurring on the motionof Mr. Hicks,
I was lost. Tlj? hill pawed second readinj.'
Mr. Paine, from tin? saine committee, reported
unfavorably to the bill for. the relief of. witnesses,
iii law suits removed from one county to another.;
and on motion of Mr. Caiiip!)ell, the bill ivas inde
finitely postponed . . '
.. Mr,, Nichols, from .the committee on Claims, ; -re-portrd.favonrably
to the resolution in favr.T of the
Clerk of the. County Court of Murim. Tiie reso- :
lution passed 2nd reading,'-
Also, fivorably to the bill to a mend an n et enti
tled an act to iticorporato the town of Monroe ;
passed 2nd reading.
Also, fivorably to the bill for tiie relief of J is.
Stuart, ot .'Cherokee ceunty ; 'passed "i reading. . -Also,
favorably to the. resohitioii in: favor of Win.
Angel; passed 2nd reading: ..
Also, iiiif.iyora.bly to the resolution in favor of
Geo. Penlahd. . Upon this last lieport, a debate
sprung up, which was cut short by the Speaker
iiiinouueing the arrival of tho hoar for counting
the votes for Governor. 1
: .'.The' Members of the House arraug.'d themselves
on one side of tlie Hall ; and the- Men.V rs of live
Senate entered tlie Hall, preceded by their t'pe.ik...
er, (Mr. (iraves) aiui took possession of llifi other;
side,. The following gentlemen were, appointed
Tellers : on the part of the Senate, Mr; Patterson,
and on the part of the House, -Messrs.: Afebane
anj Ceiuts. '.",'-,";:. :'':.:.
Mr. Speaker Graves then, proceeded tn. open the
returns made by tlie Shorilis, which were read by
the Principal Clerk of the. Senate (Mr: M.iler.)
. After tlie reading of tiie returns 'had been con
cluded, Mr. Patterson rejiorted that ihe 'Pollers on
the part of the two Houses hud discharged their
dtity,andThat Charles jlfaniy h,ul. received a ma
jority of 854 votes. Whereupon,
1 he Speaker of lite Setiale. .declared Charles
Manly duly elected (jovernor of thebaic of North
Carolina, for two years, from. 1st January next.,., -;
The Senators having .retired,- the House was
called to order, a ud Mr. S,tanly moved to reconsi-.'
dor' the, .Vole; on. the resolutioo to raise a J jint Se
lect committee of live from each ILmse, on the
Swaihp Lands. Curried, . Mr. S. then moved to
increase the committee, by nijK.iiiiting .five on the
part of . the Senate, and seven on the part of the
On motion, of Mr. Leach, of Davidson, the House
adjourned. ;'''. '..'.'''
Moxn.vv, Dec. 11.
Sir. Shepard nioved that the mo6.;ago of the Go.
vernor, and the other papers, in relation to a Rail
road Irom Raleigh to Charlotte, be relerred to a
Select Committee of five.
. Tho Senate then proceeded to tlie consideration
of the unfinished business, being the amendment;
ol Mr. Bower to the amendment offered by Mr.
Gilmer, to the Preamble .and Resolution -introduced,
by Mr. Rogers.on Saturday (for which see that
day's proceedings.) ;
Mr. Washington called for a division of the
question, so that it: he first taken on striking out :
which motion was put, and decided in the nega
tive, yeas 21, nays 26. .:
The question tlien recurred upon the amend
ment offered by the Senator from Guilford, which
was a creed to : yoaslifi, nays 22.
The question was then taken on the adoption of
the Preamble and .Resolution, as amended.aud de
cided in the affirmative, Yeas 31 ; Nays 17.
The Senate voted lor Supremo Court Judge as
follows: Strange 24 ; Pearson I'd; Buttle 8.
The. chair announced the, committee on the con
nection of the Raleigh ami Gaston Railroad with
Charlotte, viz : . Messrs., Sh 'pard, Walker, Bell,,
Hawkins and Gilmer.
Mr. Washington introduced a Resolution to pay
tho agent lor ihe Public Anns in Newbern, certain
claims for his services ; referred to Committee on
Claims. ' - :,,:' -. :
Mr. Halsey offered the following Preamble and
Resolution, which were unanimously adopted, and
ordered to be transmitted to the Honse of Commons
for concurrence, viz :
.Whereat, the General Assembly of the State of
North Carolina, now in session, have witnessed,
with profound admiration, the zealous labors of
Miss D. L. Dix.of Now York, in the cause of the
"suffering Insane'1 within our borders, and
Whereas, this body is desirous of testifying its
respect and gratitude for the enlarged and noble
philanthropy winch has prompted theso labors;
It is Resolved, That the thanks of the People of
this Stato are due ; and through this General As
sembly, representing the people, are hereby tender,
ed to, that amiable Christian Philanthropist, for her
sell sacrificing devotion to the cause ot those un
fortunate sons and daughters ol North Carolina,
whos? claims she has so ably and eloquently urged.
Resoloed, further, That ins Excellency, the Go
vernor, bo requested to transmit to Miss Dix a copy
of the above Prcainblo and Rcsohuions.
The Committee appointed to superintend the elec
tion ot Supreme Court Judge, reported that there
was no election.
Mr. Washington introduced a lull to secure the
title lo purchasers ol land sold under execution.
Read 1st tune, and. referred lo Committee on the
Mr. Bower, a bill limiting the limp of tho service
of Sheriffs. Provides lhat a Sheriff shall not serve
longer than two terms. Passed 1st reading.
Air. Move, a bill to incorporate Mount Lebanon
Lodge, in Edgocombe. Passed 1st reading.
Mr. Walker, a bill to incorporate Mecklenburg
Agricultural Society. Referred to committee on
The Semite then proceeded to vote for Supreme
Court Judge, the name of the Hon. Wm. U. Bat
tle being withdrawn from the nomination, as fol
lows: Strange 24; Pearson 26.
Mr. ine introduced a t ill to incorporate the
Island Ford Manufacturing Company, at Frank
linsville, in RanAilph ; passed 1st reading.
Mr. Washington, a bill to emancipate Lewis.
Williams, a slave:, which, with the accompanying
letter, was luferred to the commiitee on Proposi
tions and Grievances. '
Alsoa bill to amend ihe act pssscd in f8 l6,pn
titktt an act toestabhsh a Depot ol Arms at New-
! bent. Passed its lirst rending. ,
j- Mr. Walker presented a memorial from the
I Board of Superintoudani.t of Common Schools of
Mecklenburg ; winch was referred to the commit-
teo on Education;
Mr. Woodlin, a memorial praying Vor the ap
pointment ol a special officer, culled Tax Col
lector. Referred to the cmniiutme on Finance.
J A mWH.ige was received Irom tlie lioiuio of
Conimons,.tr,ins!iiitiing the R?pnrt of the Pub!
Treasurer, and istatemeut of the Bank of the Statu;,
and Newbern Bank, with a -proposition to print
- Also, propnoihg to raise U Jdiiit Select cahimit-.
tee, of seven on the part of tho Home,, aiid five,
on the part of Ihe Sl'iiate. on thesubj-ct of Swauui. .
.Lands-.. ; ' ;'..
The committee on : .Elect ion of Siipreme Court.
Judge, repoitcd. lhat. there was no election. .
- Mr. M n.rchif'ou inlrodured a bill to niter the Re
vised Soitutes, oh. IDt. Passed Ut ren.ling, anil
referred to the CominiUee on Propositions-' and
Grievnnees. - . -
.Tfie'Spiiivte then voted for Supreme Court Judge,
as follows: 'Strange 24, Pearson 2G.
. - The engrossed bill from tho House to divide m
county of Siukes. BiiJ forin a new county to I19
called Forsythe, was taken hp read the third tima
and p-'e-sed, ,yaas'3-, N11V3 !).
..Vr. Lillington from the coiiiiuittee on the elec
tion of Supreme Court, Judge, reported lhat the
Hon. Richmond M, Pearson was duly elected;
Tlie bill to Incorporate the to-,v;i of Asheviild
was read the .third time and passed. .,; ,.;
Mi. Gilinor nioved Mint a message be nent to
the House of Commons, proposing to vote for cir
cuit court Judge, to (ill the vacancy caused by Jhi
accept, nee of the Hon. It. M Pear, on 0r a seat
on the Supreme Court Beech, and nominating thrj
Hen in. H. Bittle tor Ihs app-i.itinent Ayea
2 1. N.iys 2 1. The chair voted in the negative,
and the motion way rejected.
The following bills passed their second reading:
To -unite the Roanoke Railroad and Roanoko
and Seaboard Railroad, and fnrolher purposes;
.. To a lter the time of holding the Spring and . Fall
; terms of Cleveland county courts. ,-
,1 0 incorporate the town ol Shelby in Clevclaml .
To incorporate Phalanx Lodge No1. 10. I. O.
O; P. in the town of Washiiiffton ; ".
,, To authorise the Roanoko Navigation Company
tobocome commou carriers on Roanoke, Dan and
Staunton Rivers ;
To incorporate Macon Academy, in tlie count
of Wayne. . . . . .
The following bills were road the second time
and laid upon the table for the present :
To provide for Ihe payment of witnesses beford
a Clerk and Muster, or Commissioner to take ac
counts ; . .,.--..
To lay oft" and establish a new County to be"
called Watauga, out of parts of Ashe, Yancy,
Caldwell and Wilkes.
;. And then tho Senate adjourned orrtil 10 o'clock
To the Em lew or the Tnn.s :
Sik : In you paper of the 1st Dccemlier, I see
an article signed V A Whig," in which the writer
attempts to exculpate those Whigs who nominated
and voted for Mr. Busbee, for Principal Clerk of
the House of Commons, and by which Mr. Wad-
dell was defeated. Now, it is matt-r of very littlo
consequence to the defeated party, how his defeat
Was accomplished; but it is a matter of some im
portance to those Wings, who voted for Waddell,
that they should not be placed in the wrong ; and,
for tins purpose, 1 propose to show from what A
Whig says himself, that his statement is incor
rect ; and that, in his zeal to vindicate prabably
himself and the other 17 Whigs who voted for
Busbee, he has contradicted himself. First : He
says, (I; quote his langiKige,) " It had Ixsen agreed
upon, without a dissenting voice, that Mr. Liltle
john should le supported for the office of Chief
Clerk of tlie House of Commons." Mark this
mdeof the picture ! And then tho following j
" Besides this, many of our Whig friends thought
it was duo to the Democrats to give them a por
tion of these offices, as parties were so closely di
vided." Now if this wore the case, how comes it
to pass tlrat " It Ind been agreed upon without a
dissenting voice, that Mr. Utllejohn should be sup
ported for the office of Chief Clerk of the House
of Commons" 1 Here is an inconsistency too
glaring to need comment and the writer of the
article signed A Whig mast have forgotten thai
lie Dad written the hrst sentence when he penned
the lust. ,. Again : He nays " several members, I
know, voted for Mr. Busbee, who would have pre-
terred Waddell to all others ; but were taken by
surprise ami displeased at hi nomination, under
the circumstances before Spoken of." Well then,
Ibis last must be'tlic reason of the vote giver, by
Ihoso 18 Whigs who were fired by the application
of Steele and not tlie concert of action beforo
urged to concentrate upon Mr. Littlejohn, or tho
thoughts of Whigs " that it was due to tho Demo
crats to give them a portion of the offices."
gain: A Whig, in saying " It bad been agreed
upon without -a dissenting voice, that Mr. Little
john should lie supported," Sic. is mistaken ; for,
if this were true, how did it happen that 8 Whig
upon the first ballot voted for Waddell ? and Lit
tlejohn, the candidate without a dissenting voice-,
got but 32 votes ? and ttpon the second ballot, this
regular nominee " without a dissenting voice," re
ceived but 14 votes? Tell this, to the Marines,
Mr. Whig. Again : the Richmond Knight .as no1'
excuse lor his move on the political chess board ;
tor, as has been very properly remarked by your
self, in a 'Editorial on this subject, Mr. Steele
publishes a card showing the names of those '
Whigs who voted with hiin on the second b illot for
Busbee hut does A otter any exctimt for the first '
vote he gave for Busbee himself being tol'ttm i
and alone 1 Arncts.
JOH PUIXTING, &c.
IT THB TIMER OFFICE being voll aupplie- '
with a iod assortment of JOB TYPli, we arsr
prepared tor j'rinling, neatly, all kinds of .
Circular?, Carij. ant) fiaiiibilla. r
I and other work, with desi;ir.ch, upon roasonabl
I Inrirm. A H'lirn nf uti .li t,u(rnTiaivA (m l,I-
.. ....... ... j... j.. ., MI nju j-f
of busiufjsj, is rujpectliilly lulicitod. -