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1 Friday, Jau
Th Senile the took up tV ;kcu1 r hr, l
t ithf riliitions of Mr, (Jihavf; m ttl.ithm to
i contested election ia Orange, nhic'u were read ,
tv; second lime, j
Mr. .Ydm called" for a "dilution ofttia""queirtioii
mi I it was t-ikcn on the lir.it resolution, '-that all
I ! voto of bargiinors, in deed ot"trut. heretofore
tii-en, to chirr of the parties, are illegal." Ayes,
J. J. o-.-s 4. So the first resolution passed.
; Tin- ijiieitkm was then put mi tlio second, "that
nl' the votes of trusts in deoJs of trujt, giveu ;n
ahV.-riid.art ihVgftlA "
Mr. Smith suggested to Mr. Gilmer, to amend
t i;i resolution as follows : add,' "except such as
ikivo the possession, or are in tlio actual receipt nl
l:io profits" which obtainod-, and the seccud res
Tiio tiiirj resolution, "that all the votes of ittni
iu 'Irust. "lien a aforesaid, are illegal." Pass
vd. t The reliitiis then passed their third reading.
. The bifl for the relief of the purchasers of Cher
oki laud wait then taken up, theijiiedtinn being'
j on .Ifr. Albright motio'i to strike out the 7th sec-
j , tion )f li(l hill. "
i Mr. Patterson addressed the Senate in opposi-
i ilw to rtrikin;ut. The section was intended to
j cover the case of several persons who had paid for
their land in full, oine of them were constitu
ents of .Mr. P. and did not purchase those Jands
t'w speculation, but for seltleineut. If the lrgia-
Jtture i disposed to show the same indulgence, to
?V solvent, (is to insolvent,, mwcliiiscrs, ha could not
I 'V why this section should be stricken out. Mr.
j .1'. further enforced his views of the subject,
i Mr. Albright replied to Mr. Patterson, and call
ed for the Ayes and Noes. They were taken as
follows: Ayes 2 Noel 12. So the motion pre
vailed, Mr. Albright moveifto shite out the 9tu section;
which prevailed. The bill passed its becoud read
imr. Ayes 27, Noes 12. .... '
On motion of Mr. Bower, the reports in the con
tested election case, were made the order of the
d.iy for 1:3 o clock to-morrow.
A nd the Senate took a recess.
; ; ' EVENING SESSION'. ,
The engrossed bill from the House, to incorpor
uti the Centrul Railroad Company was read the
lirst time and passed. - '
The bill consuming to the purchase bjr the U
itiled States, of certain parcels of land in Cap
Ffcar river, and ending jurisdiction, passed ita sec
ond mid third reading.
The bill to incorporate the Head Buffalo Yol
u nicer Company, in Guilford, passed its 2nd and
Tlw Seiute oon afLet adjoarned.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
Mr. Dobbin, from the Judiciary Commiitee, re
ported favorably to the bill concerning Constables.
I 'assed its 2d reading. ",-.'-
Nr. Coi.rts.from the Committee on Propositions
nnd Grievances, reported favorably to the hill to in
corporate the Johnston and I jftle River Manufac
turing Company. On this latter bill, Mr. Steven
son said he rose "to do a favor to his friend, the
.gentleman from Wayne (.Vr, BrogdcnJ whooflur
i'd this hill: The gentleman, it is true, could hard
ly expect this favor; but I like to rtturn good for
uvil. A), the request of the gentleman, and be
cause I fttn a friend to the bill and its objects, 1
more to strike out from the bill, what is usually
vailed the "liability clause." ' These little manu
factories, here and iherS dotting our country should
he carefully cherished. They should be encour
nged, sir, not depressed. , It is unwise tu burden
ihem with disabilities unknown in the legislation
ol other States,' The Ayes and Noes Were call
ed, nnd Messrs. BrogJcn and Slu rard voted in the
uffirmativ. It appearing that themotion to strike
out had not prevalled, Mr. Brogderi asked leave
to Change his vote he desired to vote No!
Whereupon, Mr. Stevenson laid "I am aurpris
fd at the course pursued by the gentleman from
Wayne, (Mr. Brogderi.) That gentleman, Mr.
t-p?akcr, strongly, yes, sir, strongly solicited me
to make the motion to strike out the liability clause
JYom his bill. 'He desired me to do this, because
1 had been successful in & motion of this nature
on ft previous i occasion. The gentleman, of course,
t ite me to understand that he would support the
motion. He does so but finding it will not be
curried, he withdraws his sanction, and leaves me
in the van the supporter of a principle which he
considers' not exactly othodox." ' Mr Brogdon
then laid, no dcsirea again t change Ins vote
he' would vote, Aye. The motion of Mr. S. was
Wf.' Mehitne from the Committee on Finance,
reported Iwck to the House the bill concerning Ee
t ill Merchants and Jewellers. Laid on the table,
Also, tSe hill to appropriate to the Treasurer' t50
instead of f VJO, for the" employment of Clerks.
liejectea. , , . ...-, . ,.
Mr.TVichols, Trom the committee on Claims, re
jsrrted favorably to the Resolution in favor of the
i Sheriff of Martin County . Passed iy second
din. " - ' -'''" " : : " : ,
Tho llonse then too'k rewsa.' '''," ' ' ' .
'' :.' "' -" '
' AFTERNOON BEisiONV.'. - V ' "
MrXtirhbili frroeiTtoaki tip tli 'itt stippli
memary to the bill to divide Stokes County., Car
1 1 W. ; The- bill was then taken up, tead, and pass:
I'd second tinie."'" -''- ' 1 ' .''" " ;
A message from the Senate- as recei v jJ, trans
inrttitii fesoltitionTesnmin2 slavery in the Ter
ritories. Passfd tst reading, and op.' motion "of
,MM'erson,,ot atoore, made the order pt tne day
tot half past 18 o'clock to-mcrrow. " ' '
Hi. Btaiflr moved to tak? Op (her uiltfr'r the re
lief V the IVilmingfon and1 . EJeigh jtailroad.
t'iwitJ.-'St'f :".';'' ?i-;Y':',
The bill was tlipfi taken tiff, 't(d 'Jff.' Broaden
ffh-red aaiifiiendmeirfta the 1st section.' . Rpjccf-
Mt. offered art troendrnent to: fitli .Vcfion,
ulilr'li i,-Hnf.il' ' '' ''' 1'" l '
Mr. Stwenson mnveJ thiit the' 7ule: of the
House tie enforced; sd the name of .the gentle-.
ui:in from Edgcombe be cattol, "J k ' "' ,"..'
iTne aame'of Mri Thippen altfien failed, 'tint'
he t.-fiidW iste, laying thtt "one man could
lond sirse to watCT. but a thousand men Could'ut
utake inm dnplt. , '. ';'"' ;
i "Mr. rlteveirson WtthMreV nil moflori
'Mr. N'iwn was excused from5 voting, on. (he
groiina "i m uvinr sioca-noiaer. t .
'Th( bill ftassfd its 4d' reading Ayei J?i
C)i1'm6'tih; (hatiU'tifas tia'dV 'tht'rpfief'upf 'tiie
'Mr. Nichols, bv Consent of th Itotise, jntrnduc
ed.tesolutiohs in fe.-tiontotlje reipenipg qf Roan
oke Inlet. (It shou'd be known that the resolur
tiotwrtfcoiChis th principle, of liifernal finprove
intitt hy ' the Genent Govetn-nent.' j Vhen (he
Aii4 'iA Noes re called; tin f he passags of the
Itesolutton th Bd time, nre" w er 'i,l fonr or'
: tivewhrt vot'd in the negative', bill before the votes'j
wi"Tn:oimted manj' gentium' n c!ia;ig"J their
V.)-" The 'rwoluiiohi passed 2i reading., Ayes
s. 77, NavsjJi. - -m .,; , , ,'
'Mr.; I.nu-h miivcil tti make the hilt, id lncorpor:
Bttfrt'Chartntt-yftairiho'lite RiHroad 'the order
' fir 12 o'cljuk to-rflorros,',1 -fiiUi .after iome.dis
I : fln.iiiri.Via B;r?F:dt"" ' '" T' " ,'V"
i. Mr. taXee tr.nvrd t:'!i"K3 uf 'iU'f 't-jiafJc lli?
n to ui.i'djerrajje he'jEci'aTe'nrojiof- "(rtfft". j f ftb-tweiion .,peiirwit
J"., .t -ill a--ir"i -J' : r.r.:'er: 'i! -lAf-ii" .Ji?"- '-. ni."v4S fld
ri 'J. ' .
'Plie resolution was (hen read.
Mr. .V.'lmne moved to SJiiertd by saying 29ih.
Adopted.. The resohium as auiended wasad;
The I loute then taok recess.
Tlie resolution in favor of It. II. Stanmircrt;a
taken up lid passed.
Mr. Blow, from the Committee on Education,
rrnorted the bill to repaal so much of the Common
School law as provides for a Committee of Exam
ination, ith a r jcwiMiiendulion that it do uot pass.
The bill wis rejected.
. Mr. Coleman called up the till for tlie relief or
citir. 'ris of Buncombe County.
The bill was then read the second time, with
the report of the ConiiiiiUeexrecoininer.ding that it
do not pass.
Mr. Jones, of Rowan, enquired how much mon
ey was probably involved in this bill ?
" Afr. Coleman answered, thai this was a public
matter. 'Flic land was sold by the , Sheriff the
citizens of the State were invited to purchase this
land, but the title not oeing secured to the pur
chasers, the lands were taken away. The States
was althe bottom f this transaction. She must
either refund or repudiate. The amount involved
was fwme $3,006.
Mr. Stanly moved to lay tho bill on the table,
A number of engrossed bills and resolutions from
the Senate, passed their first reading.
The bill concerning Pilots twing. then taken up,
Mr, Farrow addressed the House in opposition
to the bill. He was replied to, and the bill advo
cated, by Mr. Stevenson, to whom Mr. Farrow
made a brief rejoinder.
Messrs. I'igott, Paine and Stanly further dis
cussed the bill ; after which, it was rejected.
The House then adjourned.
Sattuwiy, Jan. 20.
ilfr. Move introduced a bill to prorcnt obstruc
tions to the pnssage of fish up Sw ift Creek In Kdg
combe, which passed its first reading.
Mr. Albright, a resolution to authorize the Pub
lic Treasurer to alter the mode of printing of the
Public Laws, which war unanimously adopted.
A number of engrossed bills and resolutions
from the House, passed iheir first reading.
The cngrotsed bill establishing a system of lu
terr.atioual exchanges, as proposed by Mr. Vatte
mare, passed its third reading, unanimously, and
is therefore a Law.
The special order being the Reports of the
Committee on Privileges and etectians, was taken
up, and a call of the House ordered Forty-two
i'enah ra were present,
D. K. .IfcRae, Esq. Counsel for John Berry,
theri appeared and took his seat.
Mr. (Jihner called for the reading of certain
jiortion of the testimony which he designated.
Mr. Move offered the following resolution:
Rrsnlwd, That the Senate confirm all the votes
agreed on by a majority of the committee, which
votes do not conflict with the opinions of the Su
preme Court ; and the Senate then' take up the
votes illegal, given to Mr. Waddoll, and determine
them, and then the votes alleged to be illegal as
given to Mr. Berry, and apply the evidence -to
them, and determine the whole matter accord
ingly. - '
Mr. Gilmer objected te tliu resolution and had
commenced a Speech against it.
hen tlie Senate took a recess.
Mr. Gilmer moved that tlie further consideration
of the contested election case be postponed to Mon
day next, at Z o'clock, P. M. which prevailed.
1 lie bill in relation to purchasers ol Cherokee
lands was taken up, on motion of Mr. Thomas, of
Haywood, and read. '
Mr, I'atterson loll it his duty to move an amend
ment to Uie bill by restoring the 7th section,
which was stricken out of tlie bill on the second
Mr. P. supported his amendmeat,iaa wumberof
remarks, as reasonable and right, repeating his
former arguments upon this subject, which, he be
lieved, had not been, and could not be, answered.
' The amendment was opposed by Mr. Thomas
of Haywood, and advocated by Mr. Smith, to
whom Afr. Thomas rejoined. - Air. Patterson also
made an explanation.
The question was then taken, and the amend
ment prevailed, yeas 22, nays 16.
Tlie bill then passed its third reading.
On motion of Mr. Thomas, ef Davidson, the Sen
ate took up the bill to incorporate the North Caro
lina, Railroad Company, which wis read the tec
ond time. -. . , t.c, -i'. i .;:.
The bill pissed its second reading, Ayes S3,
Noes 1 9 Not test vote.
. The bill concerning tax on transient merchants
was reconsidered, and the bill laid on the table.
Aud the Senate adjouricd.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
The Speaker announced the special order, the
Resolutions concerning Slavery. - ; '
Mr, 3".anly ottered the following amendment-.
Rtsolttd, That we believe the people of North
Carolina, of 11 parties, aro devotedly attached to
the Union of the United States, that they regard
it m ft main pillar in the edifice of ml indepand-
encf.the iupportof tranquility at home. of peace
abroad, of safety, of property, and of that verv lib
erty they e highly prize t that they cherish a cor -
dial, habitual, and- immovable attachnent to it,
and that they watch for its preservation, with jeal-
ons anxiety ( tbat tijejf believe M it tti duty, w
theit public servant to discountenanct whatever
may suggest evep a suspicion that it caa ia any
event be abandoned and to "repel indignantly eve
ry attempt to alienate any portion ol our country
from the rest, or to enfeeble the sacred tie which
now link togethoi the ysrisus parts." . .
i his anwjidment was adopted by ft .vote of 55
in the ailirautivelo SS in the negative. - - ;
' lr. Stanly twa took the Boor aod addressed the
House at some length en the Resolutions. (The
speech of Afr. S. will hysaAar appeal. Mr, Tay-
lor, ot ftaan, followed m a lew remark.
I Mr, Jonos, of Rowan, said be wished to sec If
there was any new alarm felt by the House since
tlie word "adarm" wee stricken out of tlie Resolu
tions when they were before thii body. (The res
olution under consideration came from the Sen
ates similar ons were mi the table of the House.)
He would therefore move to strike out of the Id
Resolution the word "alarm,'! , i.we.n li
: .fhe question was then put and tlie House ref us
ed to strikeout by Aye 48, Noe 60. .:. :
, Tht House thea proceeded to, vote upon the res
pldtiensjeparately; A J .ii'-.tvira-Eti:-
' .The vote on tlie lt wa Aye 104i Noeft li o
2d Ayes 97, Noes I ; ort d Ayes S3, Noe 19. -
. W hen Uie bub ot Mr. icd. tu .uUdWNl, wa
called, Ji arose aod said be would votei aye, pro
testing ftgaiatt thewwd, "alarm." :ii in J i" i '
: . JJtdqre the ttote.oa the 4th resolution, Mr. Blow
eaid i.V:w.i.'i;n if rt.witn''
. ,Mr Speaker: I haye voted agRinottli resolu
tion as reported bp th,CnmiUee, and (hall oo
tipue to do sa, , I, sir, -preferred; th resotntioM
that were reported to tlii Housf, ky ; th able tod
diftinaulslied featlonta from Richmond." I totad
for thosii rz.iution, aad should have cnntiioed t
do so nniil tj'ia time.,. I rwpised the reference ti
the reso!ut:or.a to ft cbrrrraUee, end was fully satis
fied of iHe.pmpieiy (X$inl vote, wheo I read tboaa,
in' to adjourn sine die en the 2i;!i J.mr.
thirrouiuuitee. ' T'.e rrsotionsas reported ly
the gentleman from Ilul.mwd, were the product
ofa mighty mind, a shining light of tho age, and
whatever sins he nny have to bear, he never will
be accused of a desertion of the interest ol. lln
South. I shall, ssliliry and alone even if neces
sary, coutiuue to ute agaiiwt ihe substitute ef llie
coinmittee, believing that nothing of the sort can
do any good, and that I show my devotion to the
I'nion of these States, by voting for the resolution
of my friend from Beaufort-
Mr. Stanly oll'ered nn amendment to the 4th res
olution, to strike out ''not only" in the Gth line, the
word "bnt"iu the 7th and insert in its place.
On tins Mr. Jones, of Rowan, raised p'lintof
onler. The Speaker decided the amendment to
Ixt in order. Mr. J. then appealed from the decis
ion of the Chair, which was reversed.
The qnestiou'was then taken on tho 4th reso
lution and passed. Ayes 74, Noes 10.
The 5tli, passed. Ayes 87, Noes 6. The Gth,
passed Ayes C5, Noes 23. . The 7th, passed with
out a count.
M. Stanly nvved to reconsider the vote on res
olution requiring the resolutions concerning slave
ry to be disposed of before other business shall be
considered. ' " ' '
Mr. Stanly withdrew his motion on Mr. Person
expressing a willingness to move for a suspension
of the Rules.
Pending which, the House took recess. ,.
Mr. Dobbin moved to suspend the Rules in or
der to take up the resolutions concerning Slaver)'.
The question was then taten flu the Resolutions
separately. The 1st passed Ayes 89, Noes 3 : the
2d passed, Aves 80, Noes t: the 3d passed, Ayes
83, Noes 5 :' the 4tli passed, Ayes 70, Noes i3 :
the 6th passed, Ayes 78, Noes 1) : the 6th passed,
A yes 58, Noes 31.
Mr. Stasly said he wsuld like to hear the names
of Messrs. Courts, Person, of Moore, Dancy, snd
7'higpen called. Mr. (,'ourts refused to vote. Mr.
Thigien was excused from voting. Messrs. Per
son and Dancy voted. Aft. Dancy said he was
willing to vote for the 6th Resolution; the one of
fered by Mr. Stanly Us a distinct projiosition, but
he voted against it as nn "unnecessary .append
age ta the original resolution." Mr. Courts
changed his mind and concluded to vote: Messrs.
Mebarie aad Nicholson refused to vote.
The bill for the relief of the Wilmington aud
Raleigh Rail Road was then taken up.
Afr. Uebane offered several amendments to the
bill. Messrs. Raynor, Leach, Smith, Williams Of
New Hanover, and Jones, of Orange, aduressed
the House an this question.
On motion of Afr. 11.- C. Jones, the House ad
jouricd until Monday morning JO o'clock.
Moxd.it, Jan. 12.
After the usual morning business, a message
was received from tlie Houso transmitting tho en
grossed Resolutions of the Senate on the subject
of Slavery, witli 'Mr, Stanly's amendment.
. The question on concurring in the amendment
was then taken, All the members present, voted
in the affirmative, except, Messrs, Collins, Move
and Speights ' -' ;
A number of engrossed bills from the House
were read the first time.
An amendment to the common school bill, ma
king it imperative on the County Courts to lay a
tax to tho amount of one-third of t he school fund
received bv each. County, was concurred in, Ayes
20, Noes 17. "-.' :
The Senate took up the special order of tho day,
being tin bill to provide for amendments to the
constitution of the State which was road the
Afr. Shepard moved to strike out the Preamble
all those checcusf J.which motion was supported
by Mr. himth. ; - ;.. .. t
'. Mr. Woodfin opposed the motion. , , ,
f We really regret our inability to report this de
bate. Such is the pressure on our columns, we
could not publish it for some time to come. It will
give us pleasure to puotisn tne speeches o Sena
tors hereafter, if they will furnish tbem.l
. Mr. uilmer moved to strike out the Virginia
word "commonwealth," wherever it occurs, and in
sert the North Carolina word 'State ;" which pre
vailed. ... the question was then taken on strik
ing out the Preamble, which failed, Ayes 20, Noes
2li. -:,'' .'." .;.V :- ;,
Mr. Hawkins moved to lay the bill on the table
until the 4th of Afarch, which was negatived, Ayes
18, Noes 28. . ....
Mr. Woodfin proposed an additional Section, to
which Mr. Smith moved aa amendment,
f Afr. Wood tin's disturbs the basis of represenU-
tian in both Houses. Tho eJtect of Mr. -Smith' i
would lie, in accordance, to take the taxoiTa por
tion of the black polliso at to lay it on. all polls
alike. , .
The principle involved was debated between
Messrs. Smith, Woodfin, Shepard, Bower. Gilmer
and Worth; when the question was taken on the
amendment of Mr, Smith, which . was rejected,
Ayea 19, Noes 'SI, . , ,. , ,,, 5
Mr. uitmer moved to striae oaf "free white, .in
Mr.- Woodfin'f amendment, and insert ''federal',' in
Tlie effect would be that the Senate would not
represent taxation. r The ameadment was rejected,
AyesH, noes 37.
Afr. Gilmer offered an amendment making the
I representation in the House of Commons depend
Lon tho white population, and not Federal num'
Ayes IS, Noes 36. , Th amendment was reject-
And (lie Senate took recess.
' v , AFTERNOON SESSION4 .
The Senate proceeded to the consideratioit of the
special order, being thentsted Election from Or
ange. , ',.r,',,. f; " ,:?
The caw was then opened by M r.JJ. K. Afctiae,
counsel for the sitting member. ',:,
Without concluding, tne $enat adjourneo;.
71.71 HOUSE oFcOMMON3. i':' "
Afr. Caldwell, of Barke, offered a Rxsolntioo to
consider no other busmen nntil the llevenue bill
be disposed of. Adopted. i . -
The bill wa then taker) np, snd the' question
token on the amendment offered by Afr. Barringer.
Adopted. ,:.:v-.. ---';.- ;-:
Mr. Leash. nf Dati(l3ti,' offerred ftri amend-
ment to the 5th Section to tax Pianos and Hatps,
except those used in eeimnariei or learning-. .
dopted. ' .!!! J: ". i ' ' 1 '
Afr, Clement offered an amendment, o strike
out 100 and insert 60 as tax on Gold and Silver
plate.'' Adopted.'-) -'H.-.vfi - ts '
. Kt. Jonei offered an amendment to tax all per
son who bring Horse, Hogs, &c Into the State
fiir,l, the wra of flO, in every County where
they re offered for sale." - "''
cThft mendment of tts H. C. ' one passed,
Aye 87, Noe 38. -iWv' ' ' '-n-'fit,
1 .The Hdilaa then took recesl. i ''. .1 V.iit
: .The H us resumed tba considenttioa of the Wl
to increase the Beveaue of the State. m
' , Mr. Mulwrte moved to strikeout the word "Csff-
ital"arul insert th word "iotarests div-idcnd ud
profit." Carried. ( ui t.3 t-i V- r,'.:
.MrvJhCP, ef Bow. offered m amendment to
lix "fkymgearis". Adopted, ? -ii !
,$r, Steele offered an roendi9nt p t: Ratai!-;
cr of Saritofius Uqtior $ W,-ited of Also,1
to tax Billmr Tables 'JU O'Hiwtead el o'JX'fl,
.yopti;c4 .,r.st'ii ':" ..-
,-!.1i ulnl.iis !?-' '' s ' i". S" i.'
. v.. v r(i. - .i. t t ':. i!
Mr. Jones, of Rowan, off ! sn t. . enilu. to
tax Nino an) Ten Pin Alloy : X ' AuVpt.
The ijuesuon whs then lak .; si lb1? pi.s of
the bill as amended, ai.d decii-d in t ti arlirii , i o,
C5 to 23. . . -' ... -. -
Mr. Person, of Nortlnmpton, reported adversely
to the Keo! u;ion in elect the S:atc -1-ibraruo by
th 1,'gislaliiro. Concurred in.
The House took reccfj.
: NfGHT SESSION.
The engrossed resolution concerningth Raleigh
and Gaston Rail Road, was taken up, aud passed
its Id and 3rd readings.
The bill supplemental to the bill for (he improve
ment of Deep and Cane Fear Rivers above Fay
ctteville, was next taitPfi up.
Mr. M el tine offered an amendment, which was
adopted. On this qusstion saveral gentlemen ad
dressed the House. ,
The bill passed it 2d. reading Ayes )9, Noes
29 ; snd its 3rd, Ayes 55, Noes 27.
A uumber ef Private Bills passed tlieir 3d read
ing, and the House then, on motion of Mr. II.iv-
mafl, adjourned. ' i V f .. fl
, . , - , . - i k .i.:.l-H''l
TtifRsuiv, Jan 29.
. The engrossed bill from 4lw Seaate to incorpf
-r.ito Rock Sjiring Tent No 180, I. O. O. R. in
Wilmington, passed its second nnd third reading.
The Senate took np the bill to amend the Con
stitution, the qnostiou being on its passage. The
Yeas and Nays were called for Ikret-lijlks of the
Senators being necessary for Its passage. Ayes
25, Noes 19 not three-fifths,' so the bill wis rr
jectfd. - ' " ' V ' ' '
The Senate then resHined rheCihrtested Fdeetioo
case from Orajipe,and ilr; McRac resumed his ar-J
gument in betiait ol the Sitting meinlier, and con
cluded. Mr. Gilmer rose in reply ; whon the Senate took
a recess. : 1
- v r '
AFTERNOON SE.SSIOM. ; . ' .' .'
Mr. Bower asked leave to withdraw the resolu
tions offered by tho portion of the Coinmiitea on
bidialf of which ho Bade a report. Objection be
ing made, bo question came before the Senate,
Mr. Gilmer then proceeded to address the Senate
in reply to the Counsel for the sitting member.. , .
Tho further con?idoration, of tha question was
postponed until 3 o'clock tomorrow. ,
: The Senate then adjourned. ,.
HOUSE OF COMMONS. ... .
Mr. Sutterthwaito preneuted the following Pro
test: ',.-..-.'.'; . - - -.- -- !- -
The uink'nsigncd being of the minority do here
by solemnly protost-against the vote of the rs ijor-
ity ol the House ot Commons, on Ui xoth ay ol
January 18i9,.which ' f : - i. J : ,
HesuUedt That the proceedings of tho Conr
vention, by which the Federal Constitution was
framed, clearly demonstrated that (lie institution
of slavery was matarely considered, aad tliat the
Union of the State was finally secured by incor
porating into that instrument, distinct and ample
guarantees ol the rights of th slaveholder ' 4i;-i
3. Rtsoked, That w view with deep concern
and alarm the constant aggressions on the rights
of the Slaveholder by certain reckless politician
of the North ; asd that the recent proceedings of
Congress on the subject of slavery are- fraught
with mischief wdl calculated to disturb the peace
of our country, and should call forth tbetaraost
and prompt disapprobation ot every friead of the
Union. . ..'.";'. "v -
. 4. Resolved, Tint the enactment of any Law by
Congress, which shall abolish slavery or the slave
trade in the District of Columbia, or shall directly
or indirectly deprive the citizen f; he States, of
the right ot emigrating with their lave property
into any of the territories of tho United States, and
of exercising ownership over the same while In
mid territorie,-will be an act sot only of gros
injustice and wrong, bat the exorcise of power
contrary to tlie true meaning and spirit of the Con
stitution, and never contemplated by the franer
thereof. . .: .... -' ' '
5. Rttdted, That while we do not intend hereby
to be understood at conceding that .Congress. has
the power uoJer tlie Constitution to enact a law
prohibiting slavery in any portion of the territories
of the United state; yet, for Uie sake t preserv
ing the peace and promoting the perpetuity ot the
Union, we are willing thatth basis of the Missou
ri Compromise shoold be adopted in reference to
tlie recently acquired torritories f. New .Mexico
and California, by extending the line then agree
upon to the t'acilie uceaa. -
6. RexoliitiL That a eon of the foiwoin? res
olutions be signed by the Speakers of ue Senate
and Hue f Common, and forwarded to our
Senators and.Representativeifin Congress, with a
request that they li laid before -their respective
Houses,- ' .iiVt .-iritr.'fhVi '!.' :??-?'
First. Because the name aad authority of the
State of North Carolina, hat been usurped to de
denounce "aggression" upon our rights which tre
not enumerated, to- reprobate certain politicians of
the INorU,' who ire not named, and to intimate a
forcible resistance to "recent proceedings in Con
eress," (perhaps the future action of the General
Government,) which are not defined 1
Secondly. Because this Genera Aisombiv was
not elected to revise the proceedings of Congress,
nor to resist the General Government, nar to de
nounce in the name of North Carolina! Other' por
tions of tlfis confederacy. ' But if we had been
chosen for that purpose, It would tie dae to the
dignity and character of the State, that ha rerrion
stance against any'aggrcseionnpoft tb tight
an 1 her warning against any mischiefs which art
sincerely oeueveoio oe uxeiy io aisiuro me -peace
df the country, should be spoken (if tittered at all)
wit plain and manly sincerity, not in unmeaning
eneraiuie. ' " -1 "
i turd. ?caus in one part or said resolutions.
it is asserted as a principle of the Constitution,
that congress hat no pwer to prohibit- the exten
sion of Slavery ia "any of the Territorie of the
l.'alon, 'nd yet in th next, . H w declared that we
are willing (iiouid be done by c;ongtets,te$ard
lettf the CoMiitation,provided,'wen:are not in
derstood wiereby conceding the power- f Con-
grot to do it l all wpich appears to the under
signed to bft ft platn ftbsurditjr. " . "
! Foimh. JBecaus if 'Cmigrese does possess the
power undor the Coxstitutionto prohibit Slavery
in the Territorie, now ' free t the first proposition
is false, aad if cengret hive nft auch power, then
tlie aecorjd propMition it nothing more or less than
ft ecommendaUfffl W Congress to violate the von-
tlihUumt which they and w (their assumed advis
er) have ll solemnly aworn to support.
. Finn. The anlT-r.? uotastt! .tnt th tot
of the majority ifttbi whofe eroeeedm,1 ts orjlrrg
well ealcttlated (they Will Hot lay 'designedV to
make the impression that the people of North Car
pi ina would be Willing ander certain Oontingeneie,
to rive -op the Union of the States; and 16 that ex
tent give Mtcouragcmeot to freckle politician"
of tlie South, a well a of the North,- who seem
determined loi "tulei or ruin:'"''' Where, this
General Assembly ntF know, that such' an i im
pression would be doing great iRjustice to our eon
iUant!; ton: .... -'iv.t.-f "?''
Sixth.! The Bndarsigned proteftr against the
vote of the majority, because til lack Resolutions
! fttetps, and Unprofitable, mor especially as
jthe-' majority hav 'themelve voted that the Insti-
tutionol 1 very was "MatorePr considered" tn
rlmiraiioD Which framed th Federal Cenititiit
nd that At Ciuotrtf th Stat Imi ftnatli irdv- V fyeTihr3 ; 'the etoltUion In favor of Joseph Kear
ndbf imotparitting' Mi thiX-inStrbrnfAt 3iff(1 nfT Bd Hpwell Cook ; the bill makini it the duty
i . l,... k.Fi -1 l. ft r, it. , v-.
t'iAtfArv' M Wt it Wf'-vot 'of tHajorhy cf thi
-'' I A ." W) -.'.'- ". .
- -. ' - m v '.'-"' I 'f1 "'" !" :
siBiiTiiwi rj nc Tigws r,j- urn oiuvc-
Cener:. -isembly nlj g;va r r, " dis
tinct" or. 'ire "an , . ' giiaranicv it n - at least
be dou! ' whether w add to tln-t! gun tees, by
solemn' asserting what ara ti righ's of slave
holder uuder tho C-tantiMion my-fut the-sake
of volunteering oursdviceto disregard it, and thai
for no txttet rason tlmn that it has hern done bo
fore! thns commending tht Constitution as the bet
ter theory! but its violation as the better practice
fur statesmen, and for tlie protection of Southern
"g ' F. B. SATTERTmVAlTE,
We adopt the foregoing ns our protest. ;
J.0. V. HICKS, .
V. F. CALDWELL,
Mr. Iach presented petitions rtspocting llcll".
gious Societies. Refvrrod to Committee ou Pro
positions and Grievances.
Mr. Mcintosh introduced a bill for the better or
ganization of the Militia in Iredell. Passed 1st
and 2d readings.
Mr. Aebane a bill concerning Appeals. Passed
1st and 3d reading. "
Mr. T. R. Csldwel!. i bill to amend an act to
incorporate a Turnpike from the county of Burkiy
to some point in boutu Carolina.
Mr, Uane Y hiio presented a memorial asking
to have tho Lunatic Asylum located at Ashboro .
Laid un the tab! . ., . , ... ..'.,.-,
Mr. Sattertliwaitc, from the Judiciary committee,
reported adversely to a bill-, lo'amcnd the 7 ill sec.
Rev,-Sut. Indefinitely postponed., r ., '; - -
Mr. Uayner, a bill concerning a Convention to
amend tl)K Constilulioa of Uie State. Made tht
order for 3 o'clock. . ' -
Th order of the day, the bill to establish a
flank Road from: Fayettcville. to Salisbury, wa
tsken up 1 -' "
Mr.1 Williams, of New Hanorer, offdred an n
mendmeRi, which was adoHed, Aye 45, Noes 41.
Th bill pasted, Aye .fit., Noes 40.
i iA message was recoiled from the Governor,
transmitting a communication from the Commis
sioner of tho Ralsigh ,aod Gaston Railroad
which, on motion of Mr. WiHinms of New H.ino
vor, wa sent to the Senate, with a proposition to
print. -. ',! ..el ::-';': :
Mr. SiUterthwaite, from the Judiciary Commit
tee, reported favorably to the bill to exempt tlie es
tate of tlie kite Col. VVilsan from taxation. Inde
finitely postponed. . ' ' "
The order, the bill for the relief of the Wil
mington and Raleigh Railroad, wa next taken tip.
Mr. iwyner ollered an amendment wtiicn ne ad
vocated nt length. , Ha wa replied to by Messrs.
Mi'bane. Stanlv. T nrfoen and UohUtn. Mr. lou-
bin had not concluded kisrf marks when tlie House
took icccss. , . . ....
" EVENING SESSION.
The special order, the bill supplemental, to an
act to establish the Lunatic Asylum, was taken
up. . . ' -.''.- , '" , :. " "' '
Mr. Stanly addressed the Mouse on this sumect.
and moved to strike out " Ixington." The wtiol
sitting wa occupied in the discussion, when the
question wa put upon the motion of Mr. S. and
uie House retused to ttrtve out.
Mr. Ballard moved to reconsider the vote Just
tahen. ' ":
On motion of Mr, Satterthwaite, thi motion
vas laid on tlie table t and on motion of Mr. Me-
bane. the further consideration of the lubject was
postponed until Thursday next
J oe House tnea took recess. .'-.-. ,-
. ; NIGHT SESSION. .... 7
Mr. Rayner called the bill concerning a Con
ventioa to amend the Constitution of the State.
Several amendments were offered to the bilhbut
the wore all roieeted. . ., .
The question was thea taken on th pastiee of
the biih aod a majority having voted in the athrra-
ative, the speaker decided that the bill bad pasted
its 2d reading. ; i , i -:
The decision of the Chttr was appealed trom,
and en thi question the House wa addressed by
Messrs. Stanly, Rayntr, Dobbin, Mebane,Ctpment,
and itfoaely. lie fore tho queatioa wa taken on
the appeal, the House adjourned.
Webxesbat, Jan. 94.
A number of engrossed bill from the House of
Common passed thoir first reading. "
' A messaee wa read from the Governor In rela
tioti to tlie Raleigh ans Gaston Railroad, and the
proposition ot the House to print, ,M)ncitrreo m.
The Senate then took nn and considered the
message from the house in relation to adjourning
tint die, on tlie 39lh which wa concurred in, Ayes
43. Noes 4.
The bill to make better and more rtable, pro
vision for yi'msi cowf, "was debated by "Messrs
Smith, Joyner, and Woodfin. The bjll then passed
ks third readinp, Area 33, Noes 8." '""
i Several reports from Select Committee were
made, and the bill concerning Oysters was laid up
on the taWe. ::! t.'f ' '' 'i-i"-'. ' T-'i. '.
Mr, M urehiwm called op the bill to incorporate
Fayottevitie and Salisbury Plank Road Company,
Which waft read th second time, and passed Ayei
22, Noe 20 the vote not being considered a
test.' --ti i m-.a -a ' - ! i - ri r, i:
! Afn Worth elled tp the bin for tlie improve
ment of Capo Fear and Dop River, which wa
read tlie second time. w m f...n-t -iv. . -; t
The Charlotte and Danville Railroad bill was
offered by Mr. Bower, a an amendmert fa) thit
bill. - ' -' "
The Semite took rece. 1
. j f.';'':f';;,7EVENINi3.;BESSlON1n''
' ' Th. Contested Election oaso from Orange com
isg up, Mr,,Speiglit moved to lay the, whole ub
ect on th lawa, wnioti ne auerwaras wiuiurow.
Jfr.Lillietrton was opposed to thi mode of eva
ding a decision ppon thi subject - If gentlemen
are disinclined to so into this investigation, tliey
should, not ek; to shift th responsibility upon the
fast escaping time which remains ei .the aea!on,
t he sabject has hve under eonaioeraHoa wr
lomr time the Committee have been engaged in
laborious investigation o( it tor uureo weens anu
wc are to be told now that o decision is to ue nau
and on member actually propose to Jay it ov
beyond.- the period of the aessioit, to tli :4th nt
nurch bv which the claim ol justice will ue ue-
, Mr. L, went on in an earnest and amo-
ted manner to prtstl'or adecisiouof thi case, and.
m conclusion, moved to postpon the matter until
3 o'clock on Friday, to jfive time for member to
como to a .dGtciin.,i;.Th motioq prevailed, Aye
.Aaumborof frivftle. bull passed thctr teconj
ftndtliird reading. j.,. ,;vw -' ,. --i.
The Cape r ear and Deep, River lull was twjn
ks en an, and Mr,, Bower ithd:ew, hi smcnJr
menti being the Charlottq. ad Danvill Road bill.
Th bill passed ititecoiiil .radii!g, Aye 36, ISpea
fam tftftW ,'-f,(-.,;- .:,,,f,, ,dv t,at w vn-..
The Charlotte and EinvillB RotdblUthen par
ed it pecond rradinp-, Aye S3, Noe 13 no tet.
, .Oa motion of -Mr, Htrgrov. the bill to Incorpo
rat th Granville MccUnio Associatioa. was ta
ken up, and pasted it second and third reading;
ftlso th bill to incorporat Lafayette Division Srm
of TempemnTfdthftrewluti) ia favox of 8.
x. sioorit.. r.'-(t!i ftn.vi -i hiii'i' a --!t.i-
, Th Senate took race ttntil 7 o'clk. r. ,! -
tM-j.fs .." 'NlGHf. SESSION.''"1-'
l-,s ..'i..i"j tin.' Ji.-.t..!iil.'v :ii Zd- j -'
f nuMiuvr in uins suy lesimiuus, cmruj Ql a-
h ;P'W a,t,r?' t? eepnd and fliir j, read-'
litijtibh.'Jj bjit concerning ience'pi Jfelierr'n' riverl'tn
. b . , .-. . . '
t (.jU'cader exebuUo'o irrtolntioaio fa,vor pf Sim.
' " "i ' r" : ".' : ':-."'": : '
s or.Snenfl, atc, t nit deeds for kinds and slave.
el Casanl, of Plymouth ; the bill concerning pu1
hc ros.ls in Briiuswirk and Ih-alilnrt Couulin ; Io
in.-orior.ile tieriiianlon (jnlge of Ancient ork
Masons, No 1 Hi, in Kiuk.'s; to layoff a road in
Yancy County ; U,u -nd thu Rnvieeil Stunt en
titled Revenue ; lays a t.,x ' gu Ul retailers of
Spirituous Liquors ; Aves J7 ; to amend an uct to
appoint commissioners for Rneklord. in Xiirrv : to
Authorise Maj. Jo in Clark, of Beaufort to make a
road on his own land ; to mcurnr(i. Thaliaii A
socintion in Wilmington ; resolution in favor of N.
D. Marriner, Ul .Sheriff of Wartin ; a bill to regu
late fishing in the mouth of Raymond's Creek, iu
CiunJen; to prevent the cite of spirituous liquur..
within three miles of Flornl' College to ineorjva-
rale the town of Sl.idesville, in '.I vile; to iucorio
rale South Cnk Swamp land Company resolu
tion in favor of Jos. W. Livingston, of Henderson ;
to incorporate tho Trustees of Plymouth Academy ;
to amend an act to incorporate the town of Wilkes
borough. The Senate then adiuurned, Ayes 13,
HOUSE OF COMJfJX3.
The S;ieaker decided that tlio rote of majority
was only necessary to pass (hp .bill emicornipg a .
Convention to amend th Constitution, which was
acted on lust aight ..--.. ....... - -
Mr. Manly appealed from th decision of tlie
Chair, and the decision wa reverted.
Mr. Stanly moved to lay the whole matter on
the fable. Lost, Ayes 12, Noes 83.
Mr. Caldwell, of Guilford, moved to reconsider
tlie Vote by which the bill was rejected. Lost 1
7 Ayes, 2i Noes. . . . . -
Mr. hteele introduced a bill for tlie improvement -.-
f Lumber River. Read 1st tiin. -
Mr. Pigott, a bill to repeal nn actentitled on art
to prevent tho fire-hunting of fowls. Referrtd to
tlie iHMmilleeun Proposiuwi and tineif oces.
Sir.-itanly, a bill cooceraing the keeiicr of tlio,
Capitol, Jtc. Passed 14 reading. .... ,.. ..--...-"...'
A message was received from the Senate, con-'
curring in the proposition to adjourn sine die on '
29th. ' ' '-' ',-- ".--.."
Afr. Courts, Trom the commiitee on Proposition
nd Grievances, reiwrted unfavorably to the bill .
tonmend n act concerning Kelioiou Societi.ri
Tlie bill-did not pass. ; ', f
The bill for thu relief of tho Wilmiuzton and
Ruleich Railroad was then taken uu, the Question
being onthe amendment of Mr. Rnyner.
un tins bill, thero was a oiscussion, which con
tinued until the Hose took recess. ' '
' EVEXlWi SESSION! . ..
Leave of absence v.as"craiitcd to .Ur. Farrow. '
from and alter to-day. :.:. ,, ,;;
On motion of .IJr. .Sbinlv, the bill Muting to .
fishing iuTar River was taxen up and llie House
refused to concur in the amendments of the Senate.-, ;
The kulowinjr Bill and Resolutions passed 3d :
reading: ' -
The bill to amend the 11th sect. 19th eh. Rev.
5tit. concerning Prison bounds: Supplemental to V
an act to divide the county of Stoke ; to incorpo
rate Shelby Male and Fumale Acadeipiea; Reso- .
nitons relative to Roanoke inlet ; A bill nipple '
mental t an act to provide building for the lleaf,
Dumb and Bliud; to incorporate Perquimans A
cademy ; for regulating dismissals of peat in ,
Supreme Court ic &.C.; to attach a portion of
Burke to Catawba t lor hotter ortramsationof tho
mililiti in Iredell. , , - .; , .: ,. . - - wv .
Tho following passed 3d reading. Bill to ineor- ,
porate Kinstoa ia county -of l.enoir: (The bill ta
establish a new county by the name of Ijifiiyett
was indefinitely postponed. Mr. T. R. Caldwell ;
advocated th passage of the bill.)
Xh bill to lucreaae the Revenue of the state
was taken np. .-. .,.,.,.,,.;,',.,.' ,,..-,-.',
Mr. Stanly moved to amend 1st tec, by striking .:
Out "tVo an4 isertiftg three. ; Adopted. ,
iUr. iMcUowell opposed adoptioa and Mr. Stan- ;
ly advocated it. . ' . ..
Mr. tlayuer move to strike out of 2d sec. the
word ."fieo" and insert three. Adopted ; ; - v
llr. Farrow moved to strike out of th 2d see, ,-
"sailing and steam vessels." Rejecied.
Messrs. Farrow,, hteveason, Jone of Orange, ,
Rayner, William- of New Hanover, and Pi got :
upi)ortdtha amendment, ,
Messrs. Staxly, Caldwell of Purke, and Salter- .
thwaite opposed it . . t f . '
air. 1'iczot otlored an amendment U Jiw section -
excepting vessels under 28 too burthen. -AdopU-t
ed. . . . . . ; - ;.,, . . -,, i':,;i..
Jlr. Farrow offered an ameadment to tax every. ,
road wagoq $3. , Rejected, ',-,,.. . , : )
Mr. barringer moved to amend by striking out .
30 nd inserting gCQ. - Adopted. - :, : . .
- Mr, Doak efforcd an ainendinont to J 1 ectioo,
Rejected. . .'.... .i . , ... ; f.. ,s
The House then tsokreces. - ,. ;. -A , i , .
! ,.'.' :..-KIQHT bessiov.
Th Hoftse res n mod the consideration of the on-
finished business of tlie morning, vit: the amend-.
ment of Mr T. J.' Person to the amendment offer- 1
cd by Mr. Kayner, to the 11th flection of the Bill '
frcthe Relief of the Wilmington k. Raleigh Rail
Road ; which, alter ome remarks from jlfessrs ";
Paraon, Wililauwon and Stevsnson, was reject--1
ed. -1 .'.-' "'":' ".'''
' The qowtiort then recaring en the medment
of Mr: Rayntr, was decided rath negative--Yea '
49, NaysfiO.: ,,,-,-,.., (.,, . .i;.-;--;
Afr. Rayner then moved to strike otit of the Iltli
sect, tho words immediately proceeding tho provl-
so of said sectioitrviz : which it is hereby declared
and enacted shall bo execnted tinder the provioa
provision nf this act: and all neb other mortgage !
and pledge a may have been heretofore exocutcd' '
by laid eompany, to ecre the Stale against It
lo by reason of bet endorsement for said conipa fiv,
aud in ease of default by aid ' company,' the saiif rf
mortgage to be executed, shaR be first satisfied;"!
which, after discuwion between Messrs Rayner,"'
Barringer, and Caldwell, of Guilford arid"
Messrs Stanly, Dobbin, Stevenson, lhyos, anJ T;.' ''
R; Caldweft against th imendment, h wa decide
in the affirmative Yea A3,-Nays-49. ": , r) ;'1
mr. j, .n. litacn movsu a reconsiocraiion oi lin
vot just taken, pending th consideration whereof, "l
a (lrdbt8 between Messra.'Leuch.SatterthWaiti?,!
iVcDowell, of Iredell, Stanly, Rayner and others?'
thdHoae djourtod.1'''- ;' " , r r ' ' "",',w
: v; i . I- -.w - SENATE;"1 ;
-. Ttibsoi'Jan. SS..,tri
.Mr.' Gilnter introduced three tevsral billen ,
of which was to provid for colling convention?
to amend the Staia Coatlitntion; Mr. Woodfin,
bill to provide for a survey of Catawba rirerj Mr,;
Aho, ft ill to extend tlie liuntt of thft town pf.'
Wilroipgtoa, dec-t which bill passed 4hoir firsj,"
reading.. . ,'. .,, . 'n ,i. , .' . . .' ..
I : , A nuaiber -of enirrossed bill from ,lbe IIoaoi,
passed , their first readigg,
ssed tneir nrst readigg.. ijf -,. i . ; .. -, ., j,.
The reiolutiojit in favor, of Aitsy .Madlin,
Frankli pouaty. weretakeri Bp, ud pasted lieic,
ccood ftd thjnl mding.uVi ,- v il Vn
. Tho bill to amend te act entitled an act to
cprporat the Hickory i Nut.Turnplk.- Company
wa debated by ,fr. Miller for and Mr., W oodiinj
against, when the bill, passed, It second and Vvi.
reading ' : ,.,:t f ' l -.f ! rX
, , Mr. Bethell moved to reconide thp bill to la
retailer of spirit sous Jiuuor flQ fof Jiptnse,,
which did not prevail. Aye i , Nay 88. ' T (
Ilia CIIEIUBSCU WUI 11 rWV
(Taston and .Lincoln, wa taftca npyori tnotiuu,pfj
Mr. Conner, and passed it third, reading, , ,T
' Mr, Ahe called p th bill to Incariwrate.-Utq.
Fayettcville Plank ,Uoad(;Coupauy whicjuffi
read third time. ... . . .. . :,, ..,r,k I -,
Afr. Thompson, of . Wke, defined .bi ptisifiortv
11 V'M willing; to go foil tlie gruat Central R.ail,-y
roftd but wa unwilling to connectwUli it F'cta,
loo citmbrou to b ustained lie wa v,illing that,
L'ie Cape Fear, navigation b.U. V.U ac.vfpioj-
The engrossed but to xeguwie w.vourt ta,