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HONORS TO COL. PAINE,
j Wo promised onr readers, when the address of
7 Mf. Cowan, on behalf of the Wilmington Delega
tion, and Col. Paine' reply, on the occasion of the
presentation of Silver Pitchers, should be publish
ed, they thoukl see them and we now have the
pleasure of spreading both before them.
RE-VARKS OF MR. COWAN.
Gemuemen: As the orpin of a committer, ap
pointed in behalf f th friends of Col. Robert T.
Paine, in Wilmington, I am here, to-day, to per
form a pleasing and a pintis tunic to discharge a
debt of sincere and heartfelt gratitude, to ofor an
humble tribute to high moral worth
Republics are said to bo ungrateful. This re-
Woach, however, though it justly arises from the
bourse which was pursued by ancient Republics,
is but the vilest of slanders, when applied to thoae
of modern times. We esteem it a duty and a
pleasure, aye ; and a sacred duty, to render honor
unto him to whom honor is due -
It is natural that it should bo so, forman i cre
ated with an inherent love for all that it beautiful
It is right and proper that it should be so, for
we are all animated and encouraged by the praises
and approval of worthy men, and the glorions re
ward of merit is the strongest stimulus to exer
tion.. Tiie good which men do should lire alter them ;
their errors, if they be errors of the head merely,
should always be interred with their bone?,, for
man is an imitatve being ; and, in his best estate,
ia apt to seek a model m tho lives of those who
have gone before him. Ho is the creature of cir
cumstances. Mis character is formed, his mind
Is moulded by circumstances: the pen of Litera
ture exercises a high moral influence over him:
(lie work of Genius in any department, wields a
power stronger even than the nature within him :
the eloquence of tlio Orator the reasoning of tho
Philosopher the records of tho Historian the
moral of the Essayist, and even the handiwork of
Art, have a powerful effect in moulding the mind,
in forming the character, in moving the souls of
men. The chisel of the Sculptor moved the soul
of him, who, without the slightest pang, had sac
rificed millions of human victims upon the altar of
his ambition ; and Caasar wept as ho gazed'' upon
the atatiie of Alexander. The eloquence of De
mosthenes 6red the young Athenians to deeds of
nolle daring, and the beautiful moral treatise of
Cicero, softened oven the rude spirits of a Roman
soldiery. Who can read the tragic end of Leoni-
Jus without feelings of patriotic einutionr who,
tite tonchingdeath of tlio venerable Socrates, and
be willing' still to raise his arm against the ma
jeaty.of his country's laws ? The sublime moral
spectacle of Brutus, sitting in judgment upon his
one, is net without its lcston ; and, while the 1 i n-
tory of our own glorious revolution lives in the
memory of man, who can dare, with dastard aoul.'M 1,onor from mT. (renia Jn VVilmington-the
to crouch beneath the tyrant's rod ?
i-'neh was the effect of these men, and theso clr
riMstances upon their own times', and such is
t'n efircrhich is produced nponns, by the record
iron, of by-gone excellence and 'by-gone glory.-
li'lc-d, the works of history are chiefly valuable,
i-ihofar as they point out examples of faults
which arc to be avoided, and virtues which are to
tt cultivated in so far ae they warn by tlie vices
and error, and gnide andencourago by the wis
itan and knowledge and moral excellence of thoso
-w!o have passed away from the scenes of life.
This being so, how much nioreiiisy we not hope
v for, how much more' may woot expect from the
Influence of those who five, and move, and have
tbfif brine; among us) the exaniplo of whose
6M(!r.e;sendgreatnesis daily befuro onr eyes
. "thoir signal punishment ta deter from vice, their
glorious re ward to stimulate in welt doing.
We cannot estimate too highly, the influence of
ticse examples whether of reward or tunisli.
rn:nt, upon the character and conduct of State.
men and Rulers generally; and if the world at
large would but roalite the fact, the condition of
mankind would bs v&etly improved. If patriota
and statesmen were fceld np for love and renew
ticn; if the, who high toned character led
thein tdily en In S path of virtne al dnty,
were freoljr rewarded, while grovelling soul, am.
titious aspirttit, ilitw of prejudie aj parasitea
f pt eperi poed to the aerrn and itest.ition
of all annkiad. hew great wonld I tht waouraje.
K.fnttotSefkithfalecr.aitu ef the pnkSc, how
eo'ieutn (be warning to hini who would turret it
U-trsyh: trurt, htr aMiary the 3j:cb to the
Col, Paisi : Entertaining these views, and
jmhnVltig these feelinirs, your friends in Wilming
ton desire to express their admiration for, and bog
your acceptance of this slight tribute to the high
moral courage which distinguished your conduct
in Meitito. Jligh moral courage, I say sir; ,not
the mere promptings of animal spirit, not the reck
less hardihood which can rush into danger, not the
wild excitement which can placo its willing, and
almost unconscious victim in the very front of the
thundering artillery ; but that cooler, and calmer
courage which, in dellauce of obstacles, and re
gardless of consequences, can dare to do its duty
that higher, holier, nobler impulse which belongs
only to "man, the image of his maker."
The fortune of wur, sir, assigned you to a com
mand, which was dratined to remain inactive. In
this position, however, bearing a soldier's hard
ships enduring a soldier's privations, exposed to
disease, death, and the thousand uncertainties of a
camp life in a foreign climate, you were subject
ed to other, and still greater trialsv There was
naught of terrible strife to be encountered ) and
there waa naught of glittering glory to be gained.
Vour trials were of a different kind tests of the
moral strength of man, more difficult to meet than
even tho murderous shot of merciless warfare.
Your strength, and faith, and patience, and patri
otism, all were found equal to the tank : and
thotiph, for tho time, you could have no hope of re-
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waru uryunu vm suiiitfg ui an approving con
M science, yet did you gather, for voureelf, laurels
which will never fade; lienors which lime can
never tarnish. Our State lout, pnrhapsthe bril
iancy of renown which her Regiment would, tin
questionably, have won for heron the line of ac
tive duty ; but she has acquired a reputation more
honorable because more substantial a fame as
lasting ai the eternal hilis upon which it was
The hisioiy of 'nations is but the history of men,
and the glory of men is the richest treasure of a
nution. lhe glory of the sons of North Carolina,
from the day on which bold defiance ivs. '' first cast
into the teeth of Britain to tho present moment,
tho citizens of Wilmington have ardently cherish
ed ; and the glory of our own nobla song, the hal
lowed memory of our own lamented" dead is deep
ly eiibhrit.'fd in our hearts our Burgwin.our ilfc-
Konzie, our Swift gallant soldiers, accomplished
gentlemen, scientific OlrWrs vietijfiTf all of deep
devotion of their Counlmv interest bright gems
of the American
e loss fills, not upon
us only, but Ujion
feel any interest or pride
in tho honor,
the literary accom
plishment, tljQpicntific ability of American Sol
diers. We weep over their untimely end as a pi
ous mother over the grave of niucli loved children.
But while we mourn the dead, we are not un
mindful of tho living ; and, to dy, we come with
our tribute to him,whosc high tone of moral,strong
integrity of purpose, honest independence of char
acter elevated our volunteer Regiment above that
ol any other which marched to the fields of Mex
ico. Accept then. Col. Paine, this humble offer
ing of our gratitude, and our prido a ccept it as a
pledge of our high respect, and cordial esteem
accept it as a testimony of the admiration with
which we regarded your conduct, and the pride
with which we hail you as our own accept it as
a token, slight though it may be, sir, still a token,
of eur full appreciation of the honor which is to
ciniaeiitly your due.
COLONEL PAINE'S REPLY.
Mr. Cowax; I cannot command words suffi
cient te express the gratification I feel on the pre
sent occasion. This token of friendship, esteem
eloquent and compliments) language used by you
in delivering tho gift, and this public presentation
II tend rather to embarrass than assist me in
making a suitable acknowledgement,
I say with sincerity, that from' citizen of no
other community, could a testimonial of approha.
lion be received by rne with more heart-felt and
lasting pleasnre, than frnn my friends in 'Wil
mington. It was my g.tod fortune to bo associat
ed with some of these friends at an early period
of mv life. From that association sprung up
friendship, which time has strengthened and ma
tured, and which ha nonrished in me a feeling of
interest in tlie welfare of the community in which
they lived. And more recently, sir, I have shared
in private and In public, the honor of their hos
pitalitv. With pride and satisfaction, I have wit
nessed that community, of which these friends are.
worthy members, attain to a position of eomaier
cial importance and prosperity, that does honor to
the Rtate, and who are still striving, with a noble
spirit of enterprise, and with a perseverance that
deserves success, to elevate still more that poei
tlon. ' Zeal and liberality have markod tke char
acter and conduct of the public men of that com
munity ; and I esteem li honor to have been-' aseo
eiated with some of t'wra within the wall of this
Capitol, In sffart to advance the prosperity and
honor of North Carolina,
Yon, sir, have epoken In exalted terms of me,
aa Commander of the State's Regiment of Volun,
terra. If I should tacitly admit, as due to in a
lene, that degree of merit which yon. havo accord
ed me, T wonlu feel hnmblcd in a y own esteem,
and I should deserve to be lowered in the opinion
o" rpy " ' ir,"jf Tfivlu;' fotrr.J iulo the air,
. , mi. .
vice of the State with a determination to do my
whole duty, but not with the desire or expectation
of gaining honors, in which my troops might not
chare as equals, I shall receive this token from
my friends, as a tribute also to the honor of my
Regiment. The credit due to a CoinmanJer, is to
be looked for in the conduct of his troops ; and the
merit for patience and fortitude under the ills of
service, he must share with the soldiers of his
command. I am proud, sir, to receive this gift
from my friends in Wilmington, as a token of their
friendship and esteem. In such a position, I would
desire to hold the first rank ; but in all other hon
ors pertaining to a gift so noble, I claim only a
Gentlemen of the Committee. I return yon
sincere thinks, for the additional honor conferred
on mo by the manner in which yon have discharg
ed this special trust ; and J lx?g, through you, to
assure my friends in Wilmington, that I will treas
ure their gift with feelings of prom satisfaction to
the latest period of my life. It is a further testi
monial of that liberal public spirit which charac-
teriies their community.
FniBAT, Jan. 12.
JTr. Kendall offered a resolution so to amend tiie
Journal of the Semite, as toTtate that the member
from Stanly ijd Cubarrns voted for the North
Carolina Railroad bill with a distinct understand
ing that he did not consider it a tost vote.
Mr. Joyner moved to lay the resolution on the
table ; which prevailed. " .
Mr. Woodfin, from'the Judiciary committee, re
ported the bill (n amend the 1116 ch. Rev. Stat,
and recommended its passftge.
AIko, tho hill to i mend tlio Revised Statutes, in
relation to hillo ol exchange, promissory notes.&c,
without amendment, and recommended its pussatre.
ilfr. Joyner, from the Select committee to whom
was referred so much of the Governor's Message
as relates to the Raleigh and Gartnn "Railroad,
made a detailed report, accompanied by resolutions
providing for certain pavmrnts on account of said
Road, which passed their first reading, and were
ordered to bo printed, with the Report. :..
Mr. Patterson, from the Joint Select committee
on Cherokee Linds, made a report, asking to be
discharged, Unncitrred in. '
Mr. Gilmer introilticed a bilt concerning costs
in certain cases in Equity.
Mr. Ashe, a bill to incorporate the North (..aro
ma Railroad Company ; which was laid upon the
table, ordered to be printed, and made the special
order for Tuesday. '
Mr. Jovnen a resolution that the Senators from
Edgecombe, Nasi) and Halifax, be appointed a com
mittee on obstruction to iUSi up Fishing Creek.
Mr. Washington, a bill to amend the Kcv. atat.
n relation to actions of debt. '
A bill to lav otfand establish eight Judicial Cir
cuits, was read the second time. , :
Mr. Thomas, ot Davidson, moved its indefinite
'J'be motion was opposed by Mr. Patterson, and
advijcJted by Mr. Conner. The subject was fur
ther debated, between Messrs. Shepard, Patterson,
and Gilmer, after which the motion was carried,
Aves 31, Noes 13.
The bill to regulate the duties of Constables in
certain counties was indefinitely postponed.
Mr. Gilmer called up a resolution to authorize a
loan of to Greensboro' Female College
from tho Literary c und, which passed its socond
and third reading.
The bill to amsml the Kcv. istat. concerning
Guardians and Wards; to give jurisdiction toGa
ton Countv Court, over a certain jniblie road ; to
extend the limits of the town of Lirlcolntnn ; to in
corpoiate Antioch Academy in Robeson, passed
The bill to repeal the act of 181fi-7, to lay off
and establish the countv ot folk whs taken up
Mr. Miller argned against the passage ol this bill,
and was followed by Mr. Patterson on the Bamo
side. Mr. P. argued against the pa.'sage of this
bill, th'it it would havo tlio clroct to awaken all
the excited and deep feelings which heretofore
prevailed nnon the sublet of a Uivision ot Kuth-
orford county. The friends of a central division
would commence a movement in its favor, and
anil those same scenes be enacted, which had here-
tolore led to the formation of the County now
sought to he repealed. It was a matter of donlit,
whether, alter we had lormea a new County, we
had the constitutional riant to disfranchise it. Mr.
Halsey also spoke against the passage of the bill,
and gave his reasons at some length.l - The bill
passed its 3I reading, Ayes 30, noes lu.
And the Senate took a recess.
Tho hill to provide for the opening and clearing
out of Bi Rockfish Cretk, in Cumberland; to
produce conformity In the Charter of the Char
lotte and Eouth Carolina Railroad Company ; to
incorporate the town of Uoldabnro'; for the relief
of James Stuart, of Cherokee County ; the reso
lution in favor of Hail and Kinccv ; the bill to a-
mend an act entitled an act concerning Weight
and Measures ; to incorporate the Newborn .Man
ufacturing Company J to attend the Revised Stat
utes with respect to a Road in Buncombe and
Yancy Conntie ; to consolidate and amend tho
acts heretofore passed for the better regulation of
th town of Concord passed their second and
: Mr. Washington Called np the Mot hill, which
being amended, a motion wa made by Mr. Smaw,
that the bill be referred to a tSeloct Committee,
enmposed of member from the Counties interest
ed; which did not prevail. Tlie bill then paused
it third wading.'
, And tlion the Senate adjonrneJ. , . , . : ( '
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
Mr. ,Vc Ciena ban intrraluced a hill tipplenimi
tal to an act to improve Cape Fear and Deep Riv
ers. I'-l'Tiri) to thtf owiiiiitlve on Intern! lm-
1 ( L
JANUARY 19, J 81 9.
Mr. Shufonl. by consent of the House, introduc
ed a bill to alter the timo of holding two of tlio
Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Lincoln
and Catawba. Referred to committee on Propo
sitions and Grievances.
Mr. II. C. Jones introduced a resolution in fa
vor of 11. L. Roberts.
Mr. Farmer introduced a resolution in favor of
Mr. Cherry introduced a resolution in relation
to Swamp Lands.
The resolutions, submitted by the select commit
tee in place of Mr. Steele's, were then taken up.
Mr. Stunty moved tn strike out all of 4th Reso
lution and iiuert the following: .
Resolved, that the enactment of any law by
Congress, which shall directly or indirectly deprive.
the citizens of any of the States, of the right of.
emigrating' with their slave property into any ot
the United States, and of exercising ownership o
ver the same while in said Terrilories, will be an
act of pros injustice and wronp.
A dfvision of. the question v a i called for. and
th House .refused to strike out. After which there
was a short but animated discussion between
Messers Courts and .Stanly : the former contend:
jng that the Resolutions were not of a party cha
racter, and the latter insisting that thoy hart been
made so by the action of the majority, and charg
ing Mr. C. with having continued to make the
Reiolutinns a parly matter,
Mr. -(..'herry ofl'ered, as a substitute for tlie 4th
Resolution, the following.
Resolvei. that the enactment of any law by
Congress, which shall directly or 'indirectly deprive
the citizens of any of tho States of the right of
emigrating with their slave property into any of tho
Territories of the United States, will be the exer
cise of power contrary tn the true meaning and
spirit of the Constitution, and never contemplated
by the framers thereof : and will he an act of gross
injustice and wrei.'j.
Before the question was taken on this amend
ment, tiie Sneaker announced I lie arrival of tho
hour for taking up liio special order, the bill to es
tablish a 'Turnpike from Salisbury to the Georgia
Mr. Stevon3on moved to postpone the order.
The bill was then put upon its second rea'ding
and passed. . . : - .
The House then took up, as the next thing in
the order of business, the hill providing for amend
ment of the .Constitution :. the .question being on
the amendment offered by Mr. Caldwell of Jiiirka
which was rejected bv a vote of G in negative
to 39 affirmative..
Air. Leach of Davidson offered on amcnilinent
to 13th section to apportion the C-mmmiers ac
cording to White population, and the Senators ac
cording to tho Federal basis. '.: ,
iMr. Kelly moved to nosicono indeliniteiv the bill
and amendments lust by a vole of .89 to 19.
1 he House than took recess.
Mr. Stanlv moved to reconsider the bill entitled
a ' bill to repeal in part the (ilh See
XXI Revised Statutes," and loved its reference
to the committee on the Judiciary, with instruc
tions that this committee report i aniendmcnt.
Mr. Ferehee moved to reconsider a Bill passeil
ycetsrilay, entitled "A Bill to amend an act nassed
at the last Session of the (jeneral Asseinhy, enti
tled "an act to provide for the apprehension ol'run
away slaves in the great Dismal Swamp and for
other purposes," and to extend the provisions there
of. The motioa prevailed.
Mr. Ferebee then moved to strike out so mnch
of the fourth section of said Bill as makes it "the
duty of the owner, hirer, manager, or other per
sons, employing slaves or free persons of color, in
the said Dismal Swamp, or in tho Swamps in
the Counties of Tyrcll, Washington, Beaufort
and llvde, tn produce or cause to be produced, ev
ery such slave and free persons of color, so em
ployed, before lh Clerks of the County Courts of
the Counties in which they are employed, ennu
nlln." Mr. Ferehe remarked that the feature of the
Bill which he proposed to have stricken out, was.
he theught, altogether unnecessary, as it did not
add any additional safeguard to owners who had
runaway slaves in those Swamp. Nor did he
see how any good would result to the community
at large from it. Then would it subserve the end
Sroposed I The only effect ol that sec. ef the
iill, would be, to impose on the owner or employer,
the expense of carrying bis slave anmialli to the
Court House, paying the Clerk fifty cents for
new certificate the exact copy of the one he car
ries in hi pocket under the penalty of twenty-five-dollara
for each failnre. This would bean
sdditinnal annual tax on all persona engaged in
the Shingle business in those Swamps tax not
contemplated in, a he thought, or justified bv, the
Constitution. To persons who work many hands
there, this wonld tn a matter worthy of consider
ation. The original Bill, which it is the object of
this to extend, mates it the duty of tho master or
employer, nnder a heavy penalty to have each ser
vant, so employod, 'registered by the Clerk of the
County court, anil a certificate ot tho same con
taining an accurate description of his person furn
ished to the servant, and by him to be kept; If
the servant loses that certificate, the master ia
bound under a penalty of twenty-five dollars to pro-
cura knottier. , Arm line loss may, by the careless
ness of the servant, occur many times during eaeh
year. Why then, when the certificate haa been
properly obtained and preserved, subject the wiea
ter mmvaUy to the trouble and expense of car
rying the servant to tiie Court House perhaps
many milot distant, for a certificate, which, when
obtained, would be no better than the one in his
pocket ? Mr", F. eM, ine. fht passage of this
Bill yesterdav, he hid consulted with the member
'from the Counties in which it is tn have effect, and
they now agree with him, that the portion of tho
Bill referral to, ought to be stricken ont. ,
; The mothm tn strikeout was then pnt and far
cied. The Hill then passed it 3d and last rend,
tMr. Rnviier moved to postpone bill on 3d read.
!ng and take np the bill providing for amendment
to the Ccmstiliilion, Carried. ', " .,
Tha bill was then taken up. tlw qneetion lieing
on tho amendment iiur w Mr. Leach, of. lis
vidrion, .which was rejeefe.1 by a vote of C3 in the
U'.'gubva tw 41 w Ihe.aUiriu&bvc,
TERMS: tf .VJ l'ER
82 09 IF PiTMEXT
Mr. Calilwel!, of Guilford, offered an amend
ment to strike out the word "not"' from a certain
flection so as to road "and the convention shall
make other alteration."' Mr. C. advocated the a
doption of hi amendment, and Mr. Rnyner ov
posed it. The amendment was rejected.
Tlie Speaker stated that the question before the
House was the adoption of the substitute offered
by Mr. Rayner, when Mr. Stanly took the floor
and addressed the House in opposition to the a
mendment and in favor of the original bill. Mr.
S. was replied 'to. by Messrs. Rayner and Cald
well, of Burke. Mr. Mattortbwnitespuke at some
length in support of the amendment.
Tlie question was then taken on striking out all
of the original bill except the preamble, and decid
ed in the Negative 58 to51 ir. the Affirmative.'
Mr. Leach then moved to amend the bill so as
to apportion among the Counties of the State the
Coiiirnonersaccordingto white population, andthe
Senators according to the (ederai basis. Reject. '
ed. - '
Tlie question was then taken on the passage of
the bill, and it passed U second reaii'.ig by the fol
lowing vote :
Those who voted in the affirmative were Messrs.
Allen, Billiard, Cannady, Carmichaei, Clement,
Cnffield, Courts, Davis, Dickson, Doak, Dobbin,
Ednev, Erwin. Farrow, Foy, A. Gamble. J. Gam
hill, Greene. Griggs, Hackney, Hamriek. Harrison,
Haves, Hnrrinif, Barringer, Blsekhiirn, Hicks.
Johnson. II. Jones, R. H. Jones. Koonee, J. M.
Leach, Jive,-Virtin. Mast. Mosely. McDowell,
JfcDad'e, R. McDowell Me Jlfiillcn, McNeil. New
som, Nicholson, Nixoiir Ogleshy; Palmer, Pigott,
Blow, Brogden, Regan, Rrindhart, Saunders,
Shock, Shnford, .Simms, Snivev, Stanlv. Steele,
Stevenson, tnckard, Stowi?, J, Taylor, Thigpen. I
Thornton, Wadsworth,- WaW, J, H. White, J. I
Willinms, C. Williams, Wilkina, Williamson, I
Those who votod in the negative were Messrs.
Bean, Biggs, Brown, Campbell, Cherry, 'Farrow,
Ferebee, H. C, Jones. Keene, KeJIv, Iigan, Iong,
Mebane. Jfiiler, McCleese, Nichols, Peebles, J ,
Person, Procter, Ravner, Russell, Scott, Skeen, I
Skinner, Smith, C. Taylor. 2C.
Saturday, Jan. 13.
:.3l"r. Patterson, from the Joint Select Committee
on Chernlteo Lands, reported a resolution in favor
ot h-tupedo, and recommended its passage.
Mr. Gilmer presented a memorial from citizens
of Guilford and Randolph, in relation tothe Militia
System. Laid upon the table.
The bill to alter the timo of holding tho Superi
or Court in Cleveland, passed its first reading.
Engrossed bills passed their first reading. , To
appoint Commissioners to lay off a road in Wilkos
County ; to incorporate the Williarnston Library
Association in Martin ; to incorporate a Iyxigc I.
O. O. F. in tho Town of Beaufort ; to alter an
act concerning a rend in Iredell ; to authorise the
building of a bridge across Bear Creek, in Moore;
to amend tho acts heretofore passed for the belter
regulation of theTtwrToTVilliamston; to incor
porate tho Wake 'County .Rifle Company ; to a
mend the acts re-latin? to a bridge in Macon Coun
ty ; to incorporate a Turnpiko Company in Martin
and Bertie Counties.
Mr. rtower intmrtneed ft. b'll ornlemen.!' to
the net to lay off and establish the t ounty oi Va
tanga. Mr. Gilmer, a bill to increase the Revenue of
the State; these bills passed their first reading,
Mr. Patterson called up the bill for the relief of
the purchasers of Cherokee Lands at the Saio of
1 83d, etc., which hoing read, Mr, Patterson, Chair"
man of the Committee, went into an explanation of
the objects. of tlie bill, and the reasons for its pas
sage. Mr. Thomas, of Haywood, moved to strike
out the 13th Section agreed to.'
' Mr. Smiih made some ohservntions in reposition
to some of the provisions of the bill, and was fol
lowed by Mr. Thomas, of Haywood in reply.
Aftorwhich Mr. Albright addressed the Senate,
and concluded by a motion to sfrikc out the 8th
Befeire the nnestion was taken, on motion of Jur.
Woodfin, the bill was laid upon the table and made
the order of thediv for .Vondav.
flio bill concerning tlie Wilmington anil Raleigh
Railroad Company, was then taken up. the ques
tion being on its piissage at its third reading.
The hill then passed, Ayes 23, ,Iors 10. I
jlfr. Conner, from tho C'ommitteo em Claims, re
ported a resolution in relation to keeping the Pub
lic arms ; Also, a resolution in favor of Win. Ai
Mr, Woodfin from the Judiciary Committee,
made sundry reports, which were concurred in..'
Also, a resolution in lavnr of H. t . Moore, and
the bill to amend thh act for a re-assessment, of
the Ijinds of the State, oVc. which lie over,
Mr. Gilmer, from the Committee appointed to
examine the Comptroller's books, &e. made a re
port, with a resolution in favor of the Comptroller,
whicn passed its nrst reatling.
Tlie bill supplementary to the Insann Hospital
Bill was taken np and read the second time,
Mr. Patterson moved to fill the first blank with
tho word"Morgantnn,n and the second with the
word "Burke." Negatived.
flfr. Gilmer moved to insert "west of Raleigh,
within three miles of . ," ,
, Mr. Thonmi, of Davidson, moved, to amend the
amendments by inserting "within three miles i
i Mr, Thomas called for the reading of a memo
rial of citizens of Lexington. 1
Afr. Thomas then withdrew his motion, and (he
Senate took a recess.
, EVENING SESSION.,
The engrossed bill more effectually to siippmss
the traffic with slaves, passed its socond and third
. Tlie Senate resumed tha consideration of the
unfinished bnain, being Mr. Gilmer' amend
ment te the-supplementary Insane Hospital kill.
Mr. Pa rtnrmn. moved to postpone tho bill and
amendment, s nd make it the special order for Mon
day, a( 11 o'clock; neg-itivtL ...
. Mr. Halsey offered an amendment tothe nranmi
mentsn as to read "within three milesof Raleigh."
Mr. II ijy advocited his amendment iirteflv,
stating his rsnns why this Institutioa should be
located near Raleigh. .- .
vWr Gilmer a id, hi parprwe wa to e'fulit adi
aliwi be ItcilcJ at fiIeitli- He thcrifure wilts, r
ANNUM, IX ADVANCE, OX
IS DELATED ill JIOXTCi.
drew his amendment,
Mr. Thompson, of Bertie, argnpd against tho lo
cation at Ra'oigh, on account of the high price
of labor here and every one knew that the expen
ses of living would be cheaper any where else.
There was hn idly any Stale that had their Asy
lums at the Capitol. He whs clearly ef opinion
that in any town west of Raleigh, the buildings
would not only bo cheaper, but every other expense
would lie lighter.
Mr. Thompson of Wake, argued to show thst
labor was ascheapand materials as abundant .here
aselsewherend iue! as convenient. For these rea
sons, and others, he was in favor of the location
ne ir Raleigh, and he thought they were entitled lu
Mr. Exum thought it did not follow, because the
Institution was located nt Raleigh, that we wer
compelled to obtain' workmen here. He was of
the impression ihey might lie obtained from other
sections. There was no reason why workmen
should not come from Guilford or elsewhere
Mr. Thompson, of Beilie. thought the most mate
rial thing would be tlio annual appropriation to
keep up this institution : and he did contend
that the appropriation would lie less in any of tlie
western towns (ban in Raleigh.
Mr. Kendall thnugiil a saving of from 20 tn 30
per cent, might be m;tde by locating the Hospital
west of Raleigh.
. The question was then la',en cm Mr. Ha'.ssyV
amendment, which was reieeted.
Mr. Wood fin moved to insert "within three
miles of lhe town of Grecnsbonugh, in Guilford."
' Mr. Thomas, of Davidson,: gave notice, - If this ;
amendment were rejected, tie should move to
insert Ixincton in Davidson. .
Mr. WrodSn' advocated his amendment, briefly,
and Alt. . Thomas of 'yi'cjson 'ppospd it, and wint
into conid.-rations of the. cheapness ofVprovisior.s,
eligibili'? of situation, and convenience's for the:
comfort of the unfortunate beings intended to be
accommodated aud relieved. Lexington was a
bout central between the extremes of East and
Wost. and North and Pouth. The soil in itsncigh-
borhood was surpassed by none in North Carolina
There were advantages at that point which conld
not lie grouped together at any oilier. It had been
said that Lexington was not healthy but that
was not true. On the Court green of Lexington,
would be found as many old men as at any other
it would suffer in comparison with so town east
of the mountains. There was one item, he wish- .
.ed to notice ; wood could be bought cheaper than
at any place west of Raleigh.
Mr. Gilmer briefly advocated the location at
Greenshorongh, poising out its advantage in a
favorable point of view.
The question was then tslcn upon Mr. Wood
fin's amendment, and decided in the negative, Yea .
I t. Nays 3 J.
Mr. Thomas, of Davidson, moved to fill the
blank with Lexington, in Davidson, which motion
w as adopted.
The hill then passed its second reading.
And the Senate adjourned to Monday.
HOrSE OF COMMONS.
Mr. Long, introduced a hill supplemental to tn
act to nnitn the Roanoke Railroad andthe Roan
oke end Sea -hoard Railroad which by consent of
tho House, was put upon 2d and 3d readings, and
Mr. CaldwelL Bnrke, offered a reo1i;nn, ,
tn send a message to theSens'e, proposing tl'i tW
two Houses ot the Oeneral .semhly meet togeth
er in the 1st Monday in June, for the purpose of
devising ways and mean for the improvement X .
the condition of the State, and for other purposes
laid on the table.
' Bills, &o. introduced : Ti t Mr. Taylor, of Nash,
for the beticr organization of tlie Courts of Nash.
Passed its 1st reading. By Mr. Iyive, to establish '
a new County by the name of Jackson. Referred
t the Committee on Propositions and Grievances. .
By Mr. Mebane, a Resolution authorizing the
Public Treasurer to borrow money from Literary
fund, :. .
On this resolation, there wri a brief discussion
between Messrs. Caldwell, of Guilford Mebane,
Rayner, .Stevenson and Stanly, after which, en
motion of Mr. Stanly, the Resolution was laid ta
Mr. Keene, a resolution restricting the speed '
of inemhereto fifteen minute. la over. ".. : ,
Mr. Brogdon a bill eonceniing tho Wanlon of
the Poor. .
M r. Meba no. ft bill to Incorporate the North Car '
ohna Kailnnd Company and for other purposes.
Mr. Stanlv moved to make the bill the order of .
the day for Monday 12 o'clock pending this mo-
tiein, the Speaker announced the arrival of the -hour
for taking up the order of the dsy, the n '
finished business, of yesterday, the Resolution
submitted by the .Sek-ct Committee lu place of
Mr. Siittertiiwaifrt moved (o postpone lhe con
sideration of the Reso'ut'ons, in order to let tbi
Committee rPiort. Lost,
Mr. Satterthwait? then moved to suspend the !'
order, and take up the nvas.ifr' from the Aenate,
proposing to aljorn on th SWth.' liM.
! Mr. Hirt!.waiteendwlie?rthen irpcke In f
vor of the postponement of the consideration of the
Resolution, w hen :
Mr. Hayman sld, that for one, he was tired of
hoaring the House lectured time after time, about'
the consumption of the time ar.d monev of tlte
"dntr penpfc," and that too, li? certain imlividuals.
who had consumed more of their time ahan wa
necessarj1 for the public pood, and far more than
they wereMt';.oJe in doiiirr. This oonipiaiiit uf
gentleman, reminded him or an anecdote thaiup
nao somewnere rean.oi a certain utncKsmltti, v.i
wa employed in making hors-shn rmils. i
ing mane a very norry one, fie said, "well d n the
man that attempts to drive yon." The Host of iti ,
shoplmppeningtobehy, asked the mi!h why he
cursed the man who ihieqld drive that nail,, as I v
might lie, for ought he know, a very pood one-
when he replied, thst ho knew "thst the man Vi lli'
fr?W (o drive it, wonld etirse the mm (list tr.c V it,
and for hW paet, lie wa deterroinrd to be a d--n
ahfftd of Uiin.' Jin it win, nid Mr. H., f tev
tsin p. iith-meiiOn this f,:r knowii:. ti.nt ty
are o much to lelam thamselvce they fcrst lo
bestow Ma me upon others. n
Tl rw'1;ons wvie then rej i'm ' ': ( Y-r,
when i!r. Re.rringt ta'tv.-.i 'Vis U. '. fw.
piwiein-iit, end ,iK-ni'ed the Ilfiifte n f :
In mkl'-r this wctimi. lir. r. 1 -
cntionsly believe that I am dihare-'na
jiiUic dty la tie p.-ojjof Nttih CVuliu. ,