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ing youth, and for no other purpose whatever." After this and other
amendments were incorporated, the bill passed its second reading, and
on the same day, December 21, 1833, it was "read the third time,
amended on motion of Mr. Spaight, and passed—ayes 29, noes 29,
the Speaker voting in the affirmative
The House concurred in the
amendments and thus the bill became law.
An inspection of the vote both in the House of Commons and the
Senate shows that the opposition was centered in those counties in
which the anti-missionary sentiment and influence were strong. Both
Senators and members of the House of Commons from each of the
counties of Ashe, Caswell, Davidson, Edgecombe, Greene, Jones,
Martin, Orange, Person and Pitt voted against the bill, as did the
Senator and one of the two representatives from the counties of
Carteret, Haywood, Hyde, Johnston, Tyrrell, Warren, and Wayne.
Although the Orange County delegation was counted solidly in the
opposition some of the
Senate Journal, 1833-34. Those who voted in the affirmative were: John
Beard, Jr., of Rowan, Joseph P. Caldwell of Iredell, John Clayton of Buncombe,
Josiah Collins of Washington, Henry B. Elliott of Randolph, Herod Faison of
Northampton, Edward C. Gavin of Sampson, Charles L. Hinton of Wake, Shadrack
Howell of Robeson, John E. Hussey of Duplin, Edmund Jones of Wilkes, Reuben
Kendall of Montgomery, Alexander Martin of Richmond, William B. Meares of
New Hanover, A. W. Mebane of Bertie, George C. Mendenhall of Guilford,
Matthew R. Moore of Stokes, William A. Morris of Anson, Washington Morrison
of Mecklenburg, Enoch Nash of Camden, Thomas W. Norman of Granville, Martin
P. Shuford of Rutherford, Henry Skinner of Chowan, Richard D. Spaight of Craven,
Nathan A. Stedman of Chatham, Thomas G. Stone of Franklin, John Vann of
Those who voted in the negative were: Samuel Arrington of Nash, Mark Brittain
of Burke, Benjamin S. Brittain of Macon, Otway Burns of Carteret, Jesse Cooper of
Martin, William, D. Dobson of Surry, Weldon N. Edwards of Warren, Hardy
Flowers of Edgecombe, Thomas Foy of Onslow, William R. Hall of Brunswick,
James Harrison of Jones, John A. Hogan of Davidson, Daniel Hoke of Lincolnton,
James Kerr of Caswell, Daniel Lindsey of Currituck, Ephraim Mann, of Tyrrell,
Isham Matthews of Halifax, William Montgomery of Orange, Wyatt Moye of
Greene, Alfred Moye of Pitt, George Phillips of Ashe, Dameron Pugh of Hyde,
Gabriel Sherard of Wayne, Luke R. Simmons of Columbus, William Sitton of
Haywood, Joseph M. Skinner of Pasquotank, Robert VanHook of Person, John
Walton of Gates, Hillory Wilder of Johnston.
Casting vote in affirmative by Speaker William D. Moseley of Lenoir.
Those not present or not voting were: William E. Smaw of Beaufort, Robert
Melvin of Bladen, George Klutts of Cabarrus, Daniel McCormick of Cumberland,
Duncan Murchison of Moore, Robert Martin of Rockingham.
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