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"ST, tt -"AJV.
Vt. Graham r.'ivjvl th refine' icrsilon of the
"Vt-! which thoiail to incorporate the North C'sr-
llaihoaj Co f.ury was t.fKi n Satur
day Uet, Th uvHio:! iirov:W. and the biii wa
e.se the iqwful orier for Thai-ad-iV next.
Mr. Ash fcroJ thaltn biiito ioeats Uie J-iJg-
if the iftipr.or Omrls be put un it third read
is. - -, ...
AScr disMssi-m between Messrs. Gilmer.
Ashe. Smith, n.-l Thomas, of ilywuol, tie UI
pawd, Ayes 32, Nes 14.
A hill !,i amen 1 the Revised Statutes, en-titled
ForciM F.atry mi Detainer, pd ita second
Ofl motion of Mr. Albri-zht, the Senate took up
tS engrossed bill to hnprovt the Cap Fear and
Deep River abore FayeUevi'lj. Passed ita se
The engrossed bill to lay of? It).' State into eight
Jsilija! Circuita, passed its first ridding.
Mr. Thompson, of Brtie, presented a resolution
for She compensation of B. W. Monro; for hie. re
tort in the ease of Ct!.crt's devisees; which u
referred to the Gmmitte en the Judiciary.
, Kr. Patterson moved to send a me-sage to the
other ILiuae proposing to set spirt Wednesday af
tenonn for tha appointment of Juulicos cf tha
- 0,i notion ef Mr. Ashe, the as of the Senate
Chamber was granted c to-marmw afternoon to
a Cwnmittee fro.n Wilmington, for the purpose of
r-rer:iti!igx pair of pitch tr to Co!. Paine.
Mr.- Lillington, the Senator f'om Rowan and
Davie, win had been unexpectedly called swayon
business of importance, ami had been absent dur
ing the past week, appMi-ed in the Senate to-day
" end resumed his seat. Reporter.
The bill to repeal an act of hat session in rela
tlon to Pilots, die. was indefinitely postponed.
; Mr. Ah introduced a bill to' incorporate the
WiUiagton end Walker's ferry Plank Road Com
Mr. Graham, a bill to incorporate the the Wil
mington anJ Maaonboro' Plank Road Company;
these bills passed their first reading.
On motion of Mr. Thomas, of Davidson, the
-- Senate took up the Supplementary hill to divide
the County of Stokes. Several amendment were
Tie Sen&te then adjourned.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
Kr. Woolen asked leave of absence for Mr.
Edwards, from and after to-dy. Granted.
Mr. Mebane presented a memorial from citizens
of Orange, praying ftir a division of the Comity,
Laid on the table. ;
Mr. Iach, of Johnston, presented a memorial
frrm ritifena of Johnston and Cumberland. Re
ferred to Coaimitteo on Proposition's and Griovan-
Mr. Mclntoeh presented a memorial and bill, to
attach part of Wilke County to Alexandflr.
Referredt( coamittee on Propositions jnd Griev
Mr. Allen introduced a Resolution, instructing
the Judiciary Oommittee to inquire mtothe propriO'
ty of amending the Criminal Laws, to as more ef
fectually to punish persons administering poison
Adopted, ; - . '
Mr. Caldwell, of Burke, introduced a bill to a-
eoluh Jury case in the County Courts of liurce
Keferred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. Williams, of .Mecklenburg introduced a
BtU to compensate Justices ot the t'eace id cer
Tim cases; Retsrrad to the Committee on the J
iiciary. ' .-
Me. Williamson, a bill to amend an act relating
tb common schools. Referred to committee on
- Mr. Ferabe introduced a resolution to receive
no more private bills after Friday next. Reject
ed. ,: '', ' .'. - ...
Mr, Rayner Introduced a resolution to send a
message to ths eenate, proposing to request M.
Vattemare to address the two Houses on Tues
day evening. Adopted.
Mr. McCleess introduced a resolution, that bills
on tlieir third reading should hereafter betaken up
at a o'clock.; - Adopted. . .-.
Kits and Resolutions introduced By Mr. Sat
terthwaite a resolution, granting the use of the
Halt, on Satnrd iy evening, to the I. 0. O. F. of
Raleigh. Adopted. By Mr. Miller, a bill to es
tablish a Toll Bridge over Catawba' river. Pass
ed its 1st reading. By ti. Blackburn, a bill to es
, Ubiiah a Masonic Lodge in ihe County of Stakes,
Referred to the Committee on Private bills. By
Mt. McDowell, of Bladen,"a resolution in favor of
Jao. A. Robeson. Referred to the Committee on
Mr. Cherry, from the Committee on Education, 1
reported a bill to repeal a certain section of the
48th Chapter of Revised Statutes. Psssed 1st
Mr. Gamhill presents! a memorial, asking for
an appropriation' to open a Road from Wilkes to
Ashe. Referred to the Committee en Internal I in-
Mr. Rayner introduced a bill to provide for the
better education of Deaf and Dumb Mates. Pass
ed 1st reading. ' -:
Mr. Cherry presented proceedings of a meeting
, In the Town of Windsor. , Referred to Juoiciary
.Committee. . ' v "
Mr. Courts from the Committee on Propositions
, and Grievances, reported unfavorably to the bill to
emancipate Jno. Good. - On motion of Mr. Jones
of Orange, the bill was indefinitely postponed. Al
so, unfavorably to lbs bill to aathortxe a free color
ed man of Wayne, to emancipate his wifs and
children. Mr. Shaford moved to postpone the bill
indefinitely. On this qnestion there was a short
discussion, participated hi by .Messrs Brogden,
Miller, Courts and Stanly. . "
. . Mr. Brogden opposed indefinite postpnnment, and
exposed at some length, the peculia; and great
hardships of the ease before the House. Mr. B
was fallowed by Messrs Miller and Courts, to
,,snptKirtf indefinite postponement; when
Mr. Stanly siid that this was a case of great
.' hardship, and be had heard the rents rks of the
genlhiman from Wayne, not without beinfmoved
by the representation. Mr. 8. said the bill related
In very unfortunate class of our population, and
thoogh he did net wish that their number should be
increased, yet H was not the policy of our laws,
km m sceordaaoo with the feelings of our people,
.; to keep them in a degraded state among us. I
pnpnse sn amendment, giving the petitioners in
this ease, the privilege of leaving the Stats within
a certain fixeo period say ten years, or less af
ter the passage of this Act. If they are not eman
cipated, as Uus bill contemplates, the will remain
as free, except in name. . The amendment I pro
pose, will hold oot to them inducements for strug
gltag forth means of gningto Doom home .where
they will be raore respected, and may be useful ci
ttern, .. ' .
I hope the motion for indefinite poetponment will
-i he withdrawn, that I may offer the smendment 1
oesire. I believe, sir, it is setter to afford facilities
- for emancipation, than to refuse them absolutely.
. The laws, they now stand, are too severe, and
. liisrpm dilScultieetoemancirntion which I wish
. w soe lesseoed.
Tbe fuilowiiig is ths amendment offered by Mc
Fw'riW, that the slaves hereby emancipated,
ts!l a hsm rbs benefit of this Act, unless they
s-WU'eavs the fdiato of North Carolina within five
jmt? JUr the passage of thut Act '
Timi tiotiir lot. inaefinit; pV.pancrr.Knt wis net
.. witoirawn. i ns bi;i was postponed SC to 63.
! . Kr. Co art alsoreported nnfavorabb to tlw bill
anthcr'aing Dnl. Skein to smaMipato his' wifs.
Oo nic.ioo, U ws iadeAsitf! postpsDsd ; also, fa-
vi.r X't t? the sia to p-ersat fi.'vn? near the mouth !
i4 Kiymoii's Creek, in Care irii Coumy.
Mt. Satttr!hwait, from th tWcct Commiltee
whin was referred lbs fciii to of a portion
of tin unsold Cherok?e hn.rs, reported a substi-tui-;
for the name, r.J receinnetni'l it pasaag'.
Mr. ThigpMi moved lo lay the bii! on the table
anil hive it printed.
While this question was pending, the Speaker
r.n;:.:ancsd tha tim? fur takiiiif up the special or
der, vii: a till providing fur the establishment of
Mr. Kern tnovnl to fill up the blank in the 1st
section by the won! five. Carrisd.' X
AWo, to fill up the blank in the 2d section iy the
fnllowinr Counties: Cherokee, Macon, Hivwood,
HenJuwon, Buncombe, Yancy, McDowell, Ruther
ford, BurKe C'levoiand, .Caldwell, Aslie, Uuw
ba, l.inccli, Gaston, Iredell, Wilkes, Davie 24
2nd blank wilh the following : Rowan, Cabar
rus, Union, MValenburg, Davidson, Stanly,' An
son, Randolph, .Viinlgomery, KichinouJ, Clialhaiii:
Moore, tiitnucrlanil, llooeaon
3.1 blank with thps : Surry, Stokes, Gailford,
Rnckingham, Orange, Caswell, Person, Granville,
Franklin, Warren 25.
4th blank with these: Wake, Johnston, Nash,
Wayne, Grne,. L'lioir, Sampson, Duplin, New
Ilanovrr, Onslow, Joims, Carteret, Craven, Bla
den. Columbus, Brunswick 24.-
S'.h blank with thes : Gdgcomb, Pitt, Halifax.
Northampton, Heritor 1. B-rtii;, Martin, Beaufort,
Washington, Hyde, Tyrrell, Gates, Chowan, Pet-
quimons, I'asquoUr.k, Camden, Currituck 23.
These amendment prevailed.
4 Mr. Ferebee movfd to fill u;i the blank in 3rd
with flO. .
The bill was discussed fcv the following gen
tlemen : Messrs. Ferebee,- Brogden, Keun, for ;
and. Williams, of Mecklenburg, sgitsst the pass
ago of ths biil.
A message was received from the Senate, - con
curring in the proposition from the House, to in
vite M." Vattemaru to address the two Houses on
Tuesday. Also, namine the Committee on the
part of t.'is Sentte to consi.ler the system of M
Vattemare, vii ; Metsr. Smith, Btftbcl and Wash
ington. The Speaker announced the following
Committee on the part of the Uous: Messrs.
Rayner, Dobbin, Stanly, Courts, and 11. C. Jones.
Another nsessaire was' received from the Senile
proposing to vote for Superior Cmirt Judge to-mor-
mw at a o cioox. uoncurreu in. oen
Mr. Person, of Northtmpton, nominated the
Hon. Wm. H. Battle, and said he did so with a
high hope that, in this election, gentlemen would
lay asida party considerations and feelings, and
that the members of both political parlies in tho
House, would come up and elect the gentleman in
nomination on the first vote.
Mr. Jones, of Rowan, was addressing the House,
when the Speaker announcsd the arrival of Uie
hour for recess.-
EVENING SESSION. - :
The House resumed the consiieration of the
bill to establish a Medical Board in and for the
State. The question being on ths smendment of
fered by ilr. Ferebee, Mr. Jones, of Rowan, was
entitled to the floor, but said as he perceived that
the House was anxious to Vote on the question,
he would decline submitting any farther remark.
.Messrs. Taylor, of Nash, and JMcAfulien, ad
dressed the House in opposition to the bill.
Mr. Dixon moved the indefinite postponement of
the bill, and demanded the Ayes and INoes. the
question was decided 50 in negative, to 45 in af
The amendment offered by Mr. Ferebee was a
dopted. Mr. Ballard moved to amend the 5th Section,
bv striking out S500 and inserting $300, and 10
cents mileage. Adopted.
Mr. Williamson offered a new section, that
whenever the funds raised by the Physician's Shop
Tax shall foil to pay the expense of ths Medical
Board, said Board shall be discontinued. Adopt
Several other amendments wore proposed, but
all were rejected.
The question was then taken on the passage
of the bill, and decided in the affirmative 59 lo
A meeeaes was received from the Senate, pro
posing to set apart Wednesday evening for the
appointment of Justices ot uie resee. uuncur-
reo in.' '
' The House then took up the bill to dispose of a
portion of the unsold Cherokee lands. On motion
of Mr. Jones, of Rowan, the bill was laid on the
table and ordered to be printed.
Mr. Barnneer moved to take up the bill to incor
porate the Charlotte and Danville Road, and make
it the order if the day for 11 o'clock to-morrow.
Mr. Caldwell, of Burke, moved to make the bill
to provide for a Turnpike Road from Salisbury to
the Georgia line, the order of the day for Friday
at 12 o clock. Carried.
On motion of Mr. M:Dowell, the biil to estab
lish a new County by the name of Graham, was
taken on. .
Mr. Williamson moved for ths indefinite post
ponement of tha bill. On this question JW -ssrs.
McDowell and Willianu addressed the House ; af
ter which the motion prevailed, by 69 to 23.
Mr. Rayner ottered a bill to amend the Kevised
a. .. .. . l . . r.i . ... . r . i n,
statute, in relation 10 L-ierss oi ins a reuursr.
Referred to Committee on Finance.
Mr. Miller introduced a resolution that from and
after Tuesday, the House ks a recess at 2 r. f.
and meet at 64 o'clock t.h.
On motisc of Mr. Stanly the Uonse adjourned.
TtTMOiT, Jan. 9.
Mr. Miller presented a memorial on ths subject
of County Courts which was referred.
Mr. t'atterson, from the Jsint Select Committee
on Cherokee Lands, reported a bill which lies over.
The Senate proceeded to the unfinished bast-
ness, and tbe supplementary bill to divide the
County of Stokes passed its third reading.
The engrossed bills to improve the Cape Fear
and Deep rivers above Fayetteville; to incorporate
Union Guards; to amend Rev. Statutes entitled
Forrihle Entry and Detainer; to incorporate the
N.C. Blues, in Wake; to amend the arts to Uy off
and establish the County of McDowell, passed
their third readnig. '
On motion of Mr. Smith, the Senate took np
and considered the bill to amend the RaV. Stat, en
titled Guardians and Wards, the question being en
the substitute reported by the Judiciary Committee,
which was adopted, and tho bill passed its 'ind
resdinc. ' " . '.. ' - - -
The engrossed bill tn incorporate Union Manu
facturing Company, in Fayetteville, passed its 3d
Mr. Shepard moved the reconsideration of the
Pilot hill. Carried. After an explanation by Mr.
Washington. Mr. 8ms w advocated tha indefinite
postponement of the bill, and was replied to by Mr.
Wsshington. After some- further debate, the bill
passed its second reading Ayes 23, Noes 28.
The bills concerning an Academy in Buncombe:
concerning the County of Catawba ; concerning
the own of Windsor passed their third reading,
' The bills to incorporate th Grand Idgs, I. O.
O. F. of North Carolina ; the engrossed resolution
in favor of the Clerk of tlie County Court of New
Hanover; th engrossed bill to extend the limits of
Lmcolmon, passed their seeono rending.
' ' The Senate then proceeded to vote for Superior
Court Judge.. Hon. William H,. Battle was duly
elected by the joint vote, having received 123 put
f ,a ... - . CL.l?i. Q. " -' ' - -
VI im vncH wn, ovAiiciiug
Mr. Hojtrs e&rtd t molution pmyaaing hi
a !Bsii j to 'ha II ae CVin j .tta' diy of ad
juurniiiutOB thelO.b inn. . AfojH!.
Mr. Wurth introcuwi w foUowiag Prtambie
and reaohniou :
Wior.rj, there are mny anj irawttrit meis-un-a
Tor Intarnal I nprove nenl in tha Sute, now
before fhe Gen-.Tal Assembly :
And wksrea-', inasmuch as the aid of ths State
will be required for tluir suc-l'u! proK'Uiin,it
is deemed riglit and proper, b ifore they are enter.'. I
upon, to direct the public uiiti I to ths subject, and
acert.tinthe;m!i!ic w II :
Thertf.rrf, be it R'io'.i);J, that the Governor
of tlii.t Slate be, nl In h t ihy isr.'quitjJ to eoiv
vent the G miral Asaemhly, in special S.'S3ion,
sometime in Hi? rail of tie present year.
Tho order of tha day, b -ing tin bill concerning
tho Wilmington aui llil.'iii Rviiroid Compa
ny, was taken up.
' The main objicts of th Mil are 1st ti extend
the credit of th Sut- to si. J Cmpihy, to enisle
them to ra'ne $5J00D for the purpoe of laying
down t.io rind w.tii better Iron; an I -J I ihit oae-
h v.11 of the Stock of the Siatj in this rmd mty be
trinsTerrod to the - Wilmington an J Mincnester
Tlu discj-iinnon this bill hil pro;? Ui ts con
sider.ibb length, when the Smite took a rivsas.
The S.'nite m ;t at lnlf pist six, b:it without
transacting any badness, 'adjnurn'J to attend the
I-erture of M. Vattemare, on a system of luterni
tiaiiil Exchanges." '
HOUSE OF COMtfOSS.
Mr. II tym in moved to take up the biil to repeal
a lectionof 3Ist ch. of Rev. Stat. lost,
Mr. Caldwull of Guilford presented a memorial
referred to committee on Private bills.
Mr. Dobbin a bill conceruing widows. Referred
to committee on Judiciary.
Jlfr. Mebane a resolution to instruct the Judicia
ry committee to enquire into the propriety of re
pealing an act lo preventtho imprisonment of hon
est debtors. Adopted.
Mr. Dobbin a resolution ior the relief of S. W.
Tillinghas't anJotajrs. Rji'jrrei to Committee on
Mr. Martin, a resolution in favor of Youn j Pat
terson. Referred lo committee on Private bilie.
Mr. Williamson a bill to incorporate the Co
Afr.Dobbin,a bill to incorporate Concord Division
No. 1, Sons of Temperance. :
Mr. Whito.i bill to a n .i I a certain se-tinn of
the Rev. Stat. c.vi;"rniii Prison- bouuJa. VLifcr
red lo cn nmittee on the Jutlici vry,
Afr.Caldwell, of Burke, moved tint tho Jmliciary
committee be allowed to hold its meetings during
the tittinss of t ia lliusj. Cirried.
Mr. Brogden introd '.iced a hill supplemental to
an act repealing the County of Polk. Passed 1st
Mr. Y a Not introduced a resolution hxin; ths
time of adjournment sine die on 22J Jan., which,
on motion of Mr. Jones,' of Orange, was laid on
A message was received from the Governor,
transmitting resignations of Justices of the Peace.
Sent to the Stnate.
Mr. Nichols, a resolution to receive no bills of a
private character from and after Saturday. A
dopted. Mr. Mermne, from the committee on Finance,
reported favorably to the bill to amend an act pass
ed 1816, entitled an act to provide for a more ac
curate assessment of lands, dtc. ; passed 2d read
Mr. Courts, from the committee on f repositions
snd Grievances, reported unfavorably to memorial
to emancipate a slave.
Also, un favorably, a bill to emancipate Lewis
Williams, a slave of Elizabeth Johnson, of Cra
ven ; indefinitely postponed.
Mr. Smith, from committee on Private bills, re
ported favorably to the bill to prevent the sale of
spirituous liquors within a certain distance of Flo
ral College ; passed 2d reading.
Mr. Dobbin moved that, when the House take a
recess, it take recess uuul 4 o clock, instead of 3.
M r.McIntosh, frrm the select committee to whom
was referred the bill to layoff and establish a new
County by the name of Williams, reported the
same back to the House, with amendment, and re
commended its passage.
I be hour bavin? arrived for the election of su
perior Court Judge, the House proceeded to vote.
Alter the votincr wss over, Mr. Mnwly remtrk-
ed, that as there was no Democratic nominee b fort
the House, the vote hs had just given, would seem
that he was disposed to make the election of Judge
a political matter ; and therefore he asked leave to
change his vote in favor of the Hon. William H.
A message was received from tlie Senate, trans
mitting engrossed bill to locate the Judges of the
superior Court. Psseed 1st reading.
The order of the day, the bill providing for a-
mendments to the Constitution, was next taken up.
Mr. llicfcstthred an amendment that, in ths ar
rangement of the Senatorial Districts, th white
population should only he considered.
Mr, ieene moved for indefinite postponement or
the bill, and accessed th Hons in opposilioo to
it, denouncing it as a question fraught with the di
Mr. nicks spoke briefly in favor of his amend
Mr. Barrinrrer ernuirH of Mr. Keens if he
voted for the Hon. D. S. Reid in the August flec
tion. Mr. Keen reclied that hs did, bnt becsusv his
opinions and those of th Hon. D. S. Reid, accor
ded on other political Questions.
The question was then taken on the motion for
indefinite postponement, and decided in the nega
tive by a large majority, i i"
- Mr. Kayner then took the Boor, and was speak
ing when the Speaker announced recess.
Mr. scott, from the committee to superintend e-
lectioo of Judge, reported as follows :
Battle 123 ; Dobbin 16; Strange 2 ; Biggs 4;
Hall 1 ; Rodman 1 ; C. Edney 1 ; Graves 6 ;
Whitaker 1 ; Craig 1. Battle was therefor de
clared duly elected.
Tbe House then took recess, t
,.-''.'" EVENING SESSION.
Accoiding to previous decision, the House pro
ceeded to Ui consiseration or tails on their 3rd
reading. .. , ' . '
Bill to attach portion of Yancy to Buncombe
passed 3rd reading.' - .;'.'
Mr. Caldwell of Burke introduced a resolution
m relation to eontestnd election in Sir.y, giving
the silting member until the 22d to take deposi
tions. - ' r .
Mr. Person of Moor offered an amendment to
the resohitioa to strike out 22J and Irt wt 18th.
On this there was a short discussion between
Messrs. Person of Moore, Caldwell of Burke, Sun-
ly, Uulesby, and K eerie. The amendment waa
rejected by a vote of 47 in affirmative to 53 In neg
ative. ' .:'-..-' ;-; J- -' i" : " .-: -' . 1
At. Person offered another amendmeut which
was also re;ee.ted.. -. "., . -:,--- -'- -;
Th resolution was 'adopted.. ,. .
Kt. Coleman moved thut the Hone sdjoum
and demanded th Aye and Noes the House re-
f used to adjourn i a tots ot 61 to 43, '
- The bill to incorporate the Martin and Bertie
Turnpik Company was Kad 3rd time and pass-
f2. - ' v- '
On motion of Mr, Hick th House adjourned.
''' ' SENATE.' . .
"'" WtaHEsDATj J. 19, 1849".
Mr. Draksifroo the-sjasiiatitc fa.Fiuqce, r-
ported KU to amend the E.'tr. ;' ro'alij'g to
Mr. VVooJSn, from th JurTiciary fcmrniittee'.'W
ported the bill to incorporate tie town of Uohlsboro;
A'so, a bill supplementary to the act establishing
a Stale Hospital for the limns ; r
Also, a bill to amsni th; 05:h ch. Rev. Stat. ;
A'so, ths bill making m 're suitable provision for
femacocert, with an amend. n.-nt. Time reports
Mr. Albright introduced a resolution respecting
weights and measures in Chatham county ;
Mr. Spicer, in relation to Ihe late Sheriff of
Mr. Halsey, a resolution providing for a recess
from half jst one till Ihreo o'clock. Adopted.
Mr. Gilmer, a bill in relation to honest debtors.
Mr. Hawkins, a bill to extend the corporate
limits of the town of Warrentuti, with a protest.
Mr. Washington, a bill to amend the Revised
Statutes relating to bills, bunds, proiuissery notes.
Mr. S-naw.to incorporate Bear Crack Canal
Co njany. Passed its reading.
On motion of Mr. Woodfin, Mr. Lillington was
added to the Judiciary Committee.
The Senate proceeded to the unfinished busi
nnss, b;ing the Wilmington and Raleigh Railroad
bill, the pending question being on Mr. Worth's
motion to postpone the bill indefinitely.
Mr.Joynertook the fljor in opposition to this mo
tion, and went into ths merits of the bill, sustain
ing, and enforcing reasons for, its passage. He
was replied to by Mr. Worth, who stated thit he
opposed ihe bill, not because he did hot believe it
right and necessary ; hut because he wUhed to
act upon broader grounds. His views were that
we should establish great works of Internal Im
provement; and when we lend uid to one work,
we should Ipnd to all. He was in favor of the
principle of this bill, but uppn-ed to partial legisla
tion ; because by it, when nil other works were re
fused aid, this one only would be compelled. He
could not vote for any furilier expenditures, until
wa could establish some gro.it plan, and vote ap
propriations to all. Mr. Worth alluded to the
steady opposition of all the members from Wake
county to every appropriation of money for any
improvements, and argued that if tme Session
nts-ied without any reliel to the Raleich and Gas- I
ton Riilroid that puMic opinion would either force
them lo support that Road or resign.
Mr. I hwnpsnn, ot. Wake rose in reply, and dis
claimed hnvinz ever been opposed to a iu.lkioui
system of Internitl Improvements; he was no longer
disposed to associate the subject 01 Improvements
with party polities ; he was willing, if there
could be sry plan siipgreled to save tiie State,
and improve her condition, to embrace any judi
cious system calculated to eff'ct these ends.
Mr. Ashe then took the floor in support cf t!c
bill, and was followed by Messrs. Worth, and
Tbo.nis, of Davidson ; alter which Mr. Worth
withdrew his motion for indefinite postponement.
Mr. Jnyner offrd hu amendment to the bill, in
the 12th wtion, to strike out "Wilmington snd
Raleigh Rtilroad CiMnpany," and insert "8: ite of
North Carolina so as to provide that the benefit
of the subscription in the Manchester Railroad
shall accrue to the State which was adopted.
Mr, Worth moved to strike out all ufler the 10th
section, rxceit the last; so as to give no suthori
ty for misinj additional money to lay the road with
Mr. Gilmorthen made a forcible and eloquent
speech in favor of the hill.
When he hid concluded, the Senate resolved
itself into a committee of th Whole, Mr. Halsey
in the Chair, and
Mr. Graves (the Sneaker,) addressed the Sen
ate is favor of Internal Improvements generally,
and also of this bill.
On motion ol Mr. Jovner, the Committee then
rose snd reported the bill to the Sensto,
Mr. Worth withdrew his motion to amend.
Mr. Smith moved an amendment, the effect of
which would bo, that no part ol the States' stock
in this Road shall he sold ; and that the mortgage'
authorised to o made by this bill, and which has
priority over the .State's shall not be foreclosed,
without the consent of the State.
The bill was farther debated by Messrs. Smith.
Joyn.fr, and Lillington.
Wftea the Utter coneludrd, tho Senate took a
EVENING SESSION. ;
Mr. Ashe introduced a bill respectinit Justices
of the Peaco in New Hanoyer. Passed its first
A number of engroised bills and resolutions
passed their second and third readine.
l ne rest ot tliu siitinir was spent in actincr upon
recoininenoaiians oi justices ol the feace.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
JWr. ferson introduced a bill to incorporate
irane creek burial ground, i'aased its first read-
Mr. Blow, a bill to lay off a road in Yancv
county, neierreil to committee on Internal Im
provement. - .
Mr. Kayner, from the committee on Internal ini'
prjvements, reported favorably to ths bill to lav
off a road from ; Wilkes tq Ashe. Passed its se
Mt. Courts, ftotn the committee on Propositions
and Grievances, to which was referred the peti
tion of Nixon, praying the emancipation of
his slave yam. recommended that the prayer of tbe
pwmion-r on nor gramea. ixincurreu in.
Mr. smith, irom the committee on Private bills,
reported favorably to th bill to incorporate Ma
sonic Lodge in the County of Siokes. Psssed
second reading. Alan, favorably to the bill to re
peal in part sn act or Kev. Stat. eh. 14. Passed
its 2d reading. Also.untnvorablyto resolution al
lowing Joshua Patterson to erect two gates acmes
Public road in Surry eennty, ami to be exempted
from taxation an same, The resolution did not
is. Also, favorably to the bill to amend an set
to alter the mod of electing Constables in Wilkes
county. Laid on table.
air. Caldwell, from the committee on tha Judi
ciary, reported favorably to the bill u abolish Jury
cases in in county court ol Uurke county. I'aas
ed its 2d reading.
sir. Dobbin, from the commute on the Judici,
sry, reported favorably to the bill concerning Wid
ows., Passed its 2d reading.
Mr. Salterthwaite. from the committee on the
Judiciary, reported a substitute for the bill grant-
!...L e. - r. r r , ...
:ig io uie oupenur courts oi uncoin and Uaston
exclusive jurisdiction in all cases where the inter
vention of a jury may be necessary. The bill as
smended passed its 2d reading.
Mr. Rayner, from the Select Committee to
whom was referred the Governor's communica
tion in relation to the aysiem ot Alex. Vattenure,
submitted a long and aXle report, approving of his
pi is of exchanges resolutions to furnish him
with copies of certain works and a biil to keep
ep thit system.
On motion of Mr. Dobbin, the resolutions and
bill were laid on th table ,and ordered to be print
ed. . .,iL,i,.",. -
Mr. Keene moved to take op and consider tbe
bill to incorporate the Charlotte and Danville Rail
Road. Before the question was taken, th Sreak
r announced the arrival of th hour for taking
pp the order of theday, the bill providing forth
amendment of the Constitution. Mr. RUyner was
entitled to the floor, but jrkve way for Mr. Salterth
waite, wh moved that th House resolv itself
toto soaimittc of tlie wnole. Carried. ...
Mr. Rayner then moved lo strike out all of th
original bill, after the, preamble .and msert th sub
stitute offered by hi in ; sna ou. ibis question, ad-
Mr. Caldwell, of Eurke, c&rJ th JJUwiap
anienia.-ntj : - -
1st. Ainend the Freamlls by iraertlr after i.'."
word "Stair," in th "Jth lil-e, ih ft
ing I' i
wit: and gives to the minort.'s of. lb pfoplo,s
iMaIa n i
maioriti, of the ReprticrOaiiett. ... ........
id. Insert in the 14th line of Sec. II: h after the
word -'Assembly," the following, to wit : and shall
soproi ideth.it the members of the Senate and
House ef Commons shaii hereafter be apportioned
among the Several counties of this State, accord
ing to tho While population.
On iliwe amendments, Mr. Caldwell sddressed
the House. After which, titers was a discussion,
on the bill, between Mossr. Stevenson and Rayner..-
Mr. Leach, of Davidson, arose to speak, when
Mr. Stanly begged bi n to give wsy, and moved
that the committee rise, report progress and beg
leave to sit again. Carried.
Mr. .tebane then reported that the committee
had under consideration the bill providing for s
ineodiHent of ibe Constitution, but had come to no
definite conclusion, and begged leave lo ait again.
A message was received from the Senate, pro
posing to adjourn line die on the 20th. Laid on
the table. . '".- , .
The House then took recess.
SUN ATE. :
Thuxspat, Jan. II.
.Vr. Patterson, from the committee on Internal
Improvement, to whom was referred a bill to im
prove the navigstion of Catawba river, reported a
substitute, and recommended its passage.
' Mr. Watson, from the committee on Finance, to
whom the subject was referred, reported a bill lo
raise the lax on retailers of spirituous liquors to
$10. - . .
Mr. Conner, from the committee on Claims, re
ported the resolution in favor of the Adjutant Gen
eral, with an amendment. These reports lie over.
Mr. Gilmer introduced a bill to repeal certain
acts heretofore passed in relation to insolvent debt
Also, to amend an act to regulate Ordinaries,
Ste. .- '-.'
Mrl Watson, a bill to incorporate Johnston A
cadeiny in Johnston. '
Mr. Spicer, a bill to repeal so much of the 3d
sect, of nil act of 1846-7, as relates to the County
Courts of Onslow.
Mr. Woodfin, a bill concerning Ihe Supreme
Court holding its session at .Vor.mton.
Mr. rmiitn, a bill to provide lor the removal At
civil process from the County lo the Superior
Mr. Patterson, a resolution in relation to the dis
trilmtion of ths laws and military tactics.
Mr. Woodhii, a resolution in favor ol Joseph
Livingston. These bills anJ resolutions passed
tlieir first reading.
Kr. Thomas, of Davideem, introduced a memo
rial of sundry citizens of Lexington, end its vicin
ity, prsying that the advantages of Lexington be
considered fawahly as a ouitabls place lo locate
the Lunafic Asylum. Laid upon the table.
i he Senate resumed the consideration ol the
unfinished business, being the Wilmington and
Raleigh Riiil Road bill, die question being on Uie
motion of Mr, Smith to amend, by striking out
part of the 12th section the effect of which would
be to cut off the transfer of stock, die.
Mr. Woodfin took the floor against the amend
ment, and in favor of ihe bill. r .
Mr. Exuin defined his position. He had always
gone againt expenditures by the State, and al
so sgainst binding tbe State as security for works
of improvement His votes were recorded, and
when th question was taken it would be seen
how he would vote. But this is no new projsct
tlie work had been begun unwise as it wss the
investment of the Slate was now worth nothing
and he believed it was right that we should pass
this bill in order to enable the Slate to realize a
revenue. He should voto for this measure but
if any new project came up, he might probably act
Mr. Worth was very glad to perceive that we
were daily making converts to the cause. lie had
stron hopes for the complete salvation of the gen
tleman from Wayne. His (Mr. Worth's) object
was, not to refuse this measure, but to hold it in
suspense, until wr can get ths great works of in
ternal improvement now projected, passed by this
body. Mr. W. then riad from a former report of
the Wilmington Company, allowing their calcula
tions when they formerly applied for the aid of the
Legislature and argued to show their fallacy, as
nroved bv subsequent events. Mr. VV. went on
to show how Mt. Exum weald be inconsistent, if
he voted for this bill. Gentlemen who vote for
lifting this mortgage, are indirectly appropriating
$250,000 for that road ; but they are unwilling to
go for the great central project, which is to bene
fit the whole State. He was willing to take them
all ap and pass them, but not to give this th pre
ference. Mr. Exnm replied tc Mr. Worth, and was fol
lowed by Mr. Miller, 'i he views expressed by this
latter gentleman were of an enhghtenea and pa
triotic character. He goes heart and hand for the
improvement of the State, in all measures calcu
lated to advance her honor and interests.
Mr. Ashe followed, in an examination of the
transactions, situation and prospects of this Rail
Road Company, and in favor of the bill.
Tlie question was then taken on Mr. Smith's
amendment, which, by Yeas 20, Nays 27, was rs-
Mr. Thrmrpson, of Bertie offered an amendment,
requiring indemnifying bonds from the btoekhoM
ers of said company.
This amendment was considered as fatal to Ihe
tall. Tlie qurstion was decided in the negative,
Yeas 14, Nays, 30.
Mr. Smith moved a proviso, that none of the
mortgages shall he foreclosed withsut the consent
of the Legislature, hereafter to be given.
Mr. IVoodnn moved to amend th amendment
providing th vt foreclosure or sal under either of
ihe mortgages shsll ret tske place withlntwo
years, from Dime a bill for sail purpose, ana
nntil notice has been given to th Legislator.
Carried. ; : ,
The amendment was then adopted.
The bill then passed its second reading, a a
mended, Yeas 32, Nays 16.
Mr. Lillington remarked, as he did not consider
this a teat vote, he voted aye.
The Senate then proceeded to the special order
of the day, viz: the bill to incorporate the North
Carolina Railroad Company, the question being
on its passage at the second reading.
Those who voted in the affirmative are Messrs.
Albright, Ashe, Bell, Daniel, Davidson, Gilmer,
Hargrove, Hawkins, Joyner, Kendall, Lane,, Lil
lington, Miller, Patterson, Rowland, Shepard
S.naw, Thorn is, f Davidson, Thomas, of lUi
wood, Thompson, f Wake, Washington, Worth
Those who voted in the mntiv are Messrs.
Barnard, Berry, Bothell. Bower.' OJIin. Conner.
Drake, Exnm, Faisori, Graham, Hulsey, Hester,
woye, iiiurcnison. iteicn, Rogers, Smith, Speight,
Spicer, Thompson, of Bertls, Walker, Ward, Wat
son. Willev. Wooten 25. v
The Senate then proceeded to tontdslr-r ths bill
to consolidate tb several acts relating to Cwnowi
Schools. - ;
Mr. Gilmer offered an additional aertio'h to the
bill, to come in after the 3d. ormidino- that the di
tribution of the Literary or School fund shall hbre-
sncro according to white population. : '" :'
.The amendment wa oppnrd by Mr, Sir.ith, 41
. EVENING SESSION. :i 1'
Th Senato took : op th hill 'eonoernln j'the
courts in Irreene and Lerotr, wliiea. was amend
i and passed its tlurd reading, r ' :.: X
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T1 Secrto iU-n rtrwrr.fi tk ct'fivalii bsai
nee- ' .!iig the Cb:iis ixixxi r.---
sii. oi.iiD was euiir.Hl to (ls Bar. tb rrw.
reeled to atUres Cio Hwiatoagiu.t lit. Cher's
Mr. Woodfin repliei to Ut. R.-rilib, ii 'a
of the distribution aCorai.-:f tu tU.v wh f-rjpy-tion.
The amen.'ejent wif rjecte-l, Ays 18, lirvt
Mr. Smith moved an ariJrrept pwvidlnvf !ht '.
an abstract ot th t'ominon Sd l laws, with
forms, instructions, tc. shall fc funwhsd dc'iool
Committees. ; . ' ( s
Afr. Bawsr moved that' tne bill and tqnd
went be indefinitely p"s!poncd, wtch did not pre
vail, Ayes 13, Noes 34.
Mr. Smith's smendment was then adopted.
Mr. Smith moved another amendment to giv
the appointments of School Coauaittt Ba to Um
Board of Superintendsat. Carried.
,4r. Wssliing;on, moved as smeadmeat Risking
it obligatory upon ths Committee vn, so appoint
cd, toael, under the penalty of $50. Rejectee!.
Mr. Kendall moved to strike out th 8th Sec
tion, allowing the superintendents $1 per dnyfor
their necessary atlendnncq. Th motion prevailed.'-.'
, Jfr. Lillington offered a substitut for the 9 h "
section.provfding for the appointment of a Geaer&l
Suprrintendaiit, tie. The subject was not dispos
ed of when we went lo pr. sa.
A mrssage was received from th Senate, refus
ing to concur in th rccommendsticu of IHiaticsr
of th Peace for tlie county of Gates. Another
meseaga from 111 Senate, recommending certain '
persona for Justices of G ites, Nt concurred 'in.
Mr. Long moved to take up and consider th
resolution in favor of the executors of th late
Hon. J. J, Daniel. Carried. Th resolution pass
ed its 2d and 3rd readings. -
The special order the bill to repeal in part th
6th section 31st chapter of Revised Statutes wa
taken up.Mid indefinitely postponed. L
Mr. Barringer moved to take up and consider
the bill to incorporate the Danville and Charlotte
Railroad company. On this question there wss
a short debate in which ft esers. Barnnirer, Ste
venson, S:ee!e, Stanly, and McDowell of Iredell
participated. The motion lo conidi-r prevailed.
Hrethe Speaker announced the arrival of the
hour for biking up the speci.il irder. Mr. Clem
ent moved to postpone the order of the day until
to-morrow 12 o'clnek. Lo.-t by a vote of CI to 63.
The special order the bill providing for amend
ment of the Constitution was then taken up;
when ihe House resolved Itself into Committee of
the whole, Mr. Mehane in the Chair; and Mr.
Leach, of Davidson, teing entitled to th floor,
gave way for Mr. Jones, of Rowan, who moved
that the committee rise snd report th bill and a-
mendments back to the House. Carried.
Kr. Mehane then reported the bill and amend
ments back to the House. At this stage of the
proceedings, the House got into great confusion.
and much lime was consumed in a di-tcsission of
Farlsmentary Rules. Th Speaker decided that
the question before the House was the concurrence
in the report of the committee; which wss con
curred in. Th Speaker then announced that th
question before the House was th adoption of the '
amendment ol Mr. Kayner.
Mr. Caldwell then ottered an smentUent to th
men-linent of Jfr. Rayner; when .-'-.- ;
Air. .Steele addressed Uie nous, in favor of Mr.
R's. amendment, in some very sensible snd forci
ble rems rks. Mr. McMulleoalso spok briefly '
n favor of the original bill. -t...
1 he bpea ker taen announced toe none far re
cess. - - ' . - -;...."."
AFTERNOON SESSION. -:
Theafterneon was spent spnn fhe reso'utloss
reported by Mr, Dobbin ss a snbstitute' for Mr. '
Steele's ; and the House had not. adjourned when
our paper elosed. ',--.'-
Loun Napoleon Bosaiaetk has bt en elected '
first President of the French Republic by in cn-
expectedly large majority over all hi cotnpeti'ors. .
For this high distinction he is uudoubtedly indebt- '
ed to the prestige of the great name he bears a
proof that the recollections of tlie brilliant era of.
Napotesn are still cherished wilh pride and affee-
ion by the people of France. The nrw President-
is the son of Louis Bonaparte, formerly Kingflf ?
Holland, and bmtherof th Emperor, and Hottens
Beanharnais, daughter of th Empress Josephine
by her first marriage. He made a chimerical at
tempt some year sine to overturn fh Govern- '
men! of Charles X, bul wa captured sn4 impris
oned in theJFortress of Han, where he beguiled .
the hours of his confinement in writing a work on -
Artillery, which was afterwsrdr published, snd
is reputed to possess considerable merit .. H :
is about forty years of age, unmarried, and is
said to be of fair business capacity. It Is ardently
to be hoped that by calling lo his counsels th greet '
minds of the Republic, and by a prudent, firm snd
conciliatory policy, h may give that stability to
the new Government which is so essential to ths
welfare and prosperity of France, and th tran
quility of Europe.
COL. FREMONT. , "
A writer in th Buffalo Advertise expresses-
the conjecture that Col. Fremont, who recently 1.
signed his position in the army, and left fit. Louis
with a numerous but carefully picked party' for
California, on hi own resources, was wall aware
of th Immense gold deposits, on his route, and -
poe with the lntentionvor enriching himself VnU
his party thbwfromi ; . . '
Lewis Cass, Jr. has bcn confirmed by lh Str'.
ate as charge d'AT-.ira to Rome. -
The Wasliington Union of the 5th savs: . "W I-
nderstsnd th it the commitle appointed by th
eenvention of tha members of Congress from th
slaveholding State sseembled on atim!y last,
and appointed a snb-eommittee, eonsiting tf
Messrs. Calhoon or Sonth Carolina, Clayton of
Delaware. Bavly of Vireinia. Kinir of Ah, hams. '.
and Morchead of Kentucky, to prepare tit ad-'
dresi." - " ' ' -' ' ' '. ' '',
' - ;-..-',;v 1.0. ro. p.
THE third Aniversary of Msnteo Lodge, K 8,
Wependent Order of Odd Fellows, will H .
erU'brated on Saturday evening, Janosry 13th,
when as Address will be (kliversd by Ero. Wm,,
II. Washington. : - ' .
The Publie are invited to attend, Jferobet of '
all Lodge in th State, and member f th Ordsr
in the City, are invited to meet at th Hall, at 6
o'clock, and join in tb Procession sndCelcbra-;
tipn. : , -' '-' . ' ' . - '''.- - '
. , . W. H.Me.REK. . , 1 -M.,
; 1 w. n. "(K)KB.
', . w. R. scott ' v. i tmnm$.
;'.''-. , ,;T. M. OLIVEn. ,
:-. . .. W,ICH. TUCKER,
Saooary 12. ','
, ' -tWDI CCLIj:!: Ct)U)!!l ,
i JA Meeting will he held t' th City Hail; mi '
Monday vtning, 19th injt, an-?-Vlnck, to forsa
an Imlrpendanl CVmwnv for CA&lFOHfllAy .
.'Grirtlomcf, and eepecfalry yotrijf "Ven, are' tus .
pei'tfally invited to atTtTid; ' Spcche "niay b n.1'
pected suiubletp tho occasioni ' "." "' ''
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