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An Act for Restraining Theatrical Representations in the Vicinity of the University.

1824 - Chapter XXII

Acts Passed by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina 1824 - Pages 17-18.

Whereas the exhibitions of strolling players in the vicinity of the University, without any tendency to improve either the genius or the morals, are often calculated to lead youth into dangerous associations, while their parents and friends rely on the Faculty of the Institution for their protection from the seductions of vice, under the names of pleasure and amusement:

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 exhibit any theatrical performance, or dramatic recitations, at Chapel Hill, nor within five miles thereof, without the special permission, in writing, of three members of the Faculty of the University: The person or persons so offending against this Act, shall be subject to indictment in the County or Superior Courts of Orange County, and, on conviction, shall be fined at the discretion of the Court.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly
this 31st day of Dec. 1824

Hutchins G. Burton, 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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