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An Act Concerning the University of North Carolina.

1823 - Chapter XIII

Acts Passed by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina 1823 - Pages 16-17.

Whereas assemblages of people at or near the University of this State, for immoral or political purposes, are prejudicial to the good order of the students of that institution:

Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly of the state of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That it shall not be lawful for any person or persons to make, or be concerned in making and running any horse-race or cock-fight, at the seat of the University, or within five miles thereof: and if any person or persons shall make any horse-race or cock-fight, or be in any manner concerned in making or running such horse-race or in fighting cocks at the seat of said University, or within five miles thereof, he or they so offending, shall, for every such offence, forfeit and pay the sum of one hundred dollars; to be recovered before any jurisdiction having cognizance of the same, one half to the use of the informer, and the other half to the benefit of the Trustees of the said University.

II. And be it further enacted, That there shall, in future, be no election for a member ot Congress or member of the General Assembly held at the seat of the University of this State; any law, order, or appointment to the contrary notwithstanding.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly
this 31st day of Dec. 1823

Gabriel Holmes, Governor
Alfred Moore, Speaker of the House of Commons
Bartlett Yancey, Speaker of the Senate

A true copy - William Hill, Secretary

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