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JOURNAL OF THE HOUPE OF COMMONS. 161 Mr. Polk, fr(»m the committee of PrDpositioiis and Grievances, to wliit'U was referred the petition of sundry citizens of the town of Wil-iniii"" t.on, reporte<l thai the committee, acct»rdiiiji; to order, had consitier-ed the said petition, ami instructed him to report a bill to carry into ef-fect the praver of ihe peticioii, entitled *' a bdi to repi-^al an act, pa>>e«l in the year 1818, entitled ' an act to elect a M:igisrrate for the town of WU-minu- titn, and for other purposes." The said bdl was read, and, on mo-tion of Mr. Cowan, ordered to lie on (he table. M(. VVm. Underwood presented the petirion of Thos H. Scarborough, of Chatham, praying, for reasons stated in his petition, to be permitted to peddle good^ free from tax. Oidered that th*^ said petition be referred to the committee of Propositiosis and Grievances. On motion of Mr. Matthews, ordered thai a message be sent to the Se-nate, proposing to ballot immediaiciy foi Mujor C^>iinuiHidant of the Fay-eiteville Corps of Artillery, and informing mat Jessie Birdsall is nomina-ted for the appointment. Mr. Scott, from the select committee to whom the memorial of Archi-bald D. Murphey was referred, reported that the comniittee, according to Older, had ihe said memorial under consideration, and instructed him to report a bill in pursuance to the prayer of the mein iriai, entitled "a bill to encourage the publication of a historical an<4^scientific work on this S ue." The said bill was read the first time, ami the question shall the said bill pass.? was determined in the affirmativCi A mes^sage from the Senate, intorminir of the assent of that House to the printing of the statement of the Cape Fear Navigaiicn Comphiiy, as proposed by this House; and that cliey had passed a bill authorising the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of the county of Bladen to appoint commissioners to lay off" Turnbull Creek, in said county, into districts, for the purpose of being worked on and rendered navigable: also a bill to atn<^nd the several acts heretofore in force for the appointment of com-missioners f )r the town of Warrenton, and for other purposes; also a biil to prevent the falling of timber in, or obstructing the run of Bi(»wn Creck^ in Anson county; and a resolutmn relative to John Duckworth; in wiiicht they ask the concurrence of this House. On motiim of Mr. Iivdoll, Resolved, That the committee ofFinance cause to be burnt, under their superin-tendence, all the Treasury notes now in the Treasury which are unfit for circulation^ On m tion o' Mr. LassiuM-, Resolved, That the Public Treasurer of this State be authorised and requesteii to sell lUe old Bell, belonging to the State, and the money arising from the sale tliere-of to be accounted for by him as other public monies. Mr. W. Underwood presented a bill (or the tietter rejiulation of the town of Pittsborough, in Chatham county, and to incorporate the same. Mr. Foy presented a bill to incorpwraie La Fayette L'dire, in Onslosv county. Mr. Caldwell presented a bill to incorporate the N'»r^h Ciitbli-na Gold Mine Company. These bilis were severally read the first t . e, and the questions shall the said bills pass? were detertiiined m the afdr-niHtive. The bill to prevent the falling of tiihber in, or obstructing the run of Blown creek, in Anson county; also the bill to amend the several a s h." tofore in force for ^he appointment of commissioners for the towri of Warrenion, and for other purposes; also the bill aulliorisinij tiie Court of 9J
JOURNAL OF THE HOUPE OF COMMONS. 161
Mr. Polk, fr(»m the committee of PrDpositioiis and Grievances, to
wliit'U was referred the petition of sundry citizens of the town of Wil-iniii""