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An Act to Enlarge and Improve the Buildings of the Asylum of the Deaf, Dumb and Blind, and for Other Purposes.

1858-1859 Public Laws: Chapter 1

Public Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1858-59 - Pages 3-5.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the buildings of the deaf and dumb and blind asylum, be enlarged and improved, in such way and manner and out of such material as the board of directors may direct, and that said board of directors be authorized and empowered to contract for the same, but before any contractor or contractors, who may be employed by them shall be allowed to commence the work, the said board shall require him or them to enter into bond with good and sufficient security in double the amount of the estimated cost of the work, conditioned that the said contractor or contractors shall execute the work in such time as shall be prescribed and specified by said board, with good materials and in a substantial and workmanlike manner.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the sum of ten thousand dollars be and it is hereby appropriated out of any moneys in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated, for the enlargement and improvement of said buildings, and that the president of the board of directors be authorized and empowered to draw upon the public treasurer for the same; Provided, That not more than fifteen hundred dollars are called for once in three months, and not more than ten thousand dollars in two years.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars, be appropriated in like manner out of the treasury and be drawn in the same way, which money when received shall be employed by the board of directors in purchasing a press and other materials for printing books for the blind.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That for the admission into the institution of any child or other person as a State pupil, wholly or in part entitled to the benefit conferred by the 9th and l0th sections of the 6th chapter of the Revised Code, the following proceedings shall be had: At least one respectable citizen resident in the county of said child or other person, shall make before and file with a justice of the peace an affidavit in writing which shall be substantially as follows:

State of North Carolina
___________ County

The undersigned, residing in said county, maketh oath that
the child or other person, his parent or guardian (as the
case may be) is not in his opinion able to defray either the
whole or a part (as the case may be) of the expenses of maintaining
said child or other person (as the case may be) at
school in the asylum of the deaf, dumb and blind; that
said child or other person has a legal residence in said
county, and is in his opinion a fit subject and justly entitled
to enter the institution as a pupil of the State. Dated this
_____ day of ______________, 18___

(Signed) _________________________ A.B. (Affiant)
Subscribed and Sworn to me.
________________________________ C.D. (J.P.)

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That the justice of the peace aforesaid shall transmit the affidavit so sworn to and subscribed, to the principal of the institution, which shall be by him laid before the board of directors; and said affidavit shall be evidence that said child or other person is entitled to enter the institution as a State pupil, and nothing appearing to the contrary, then or thereafter, he or she shall be entitled, as such to the benefits of the same.

Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That all laws and clauses of laws coming within the purview and meaning of this Act be and are hereby repealed, and that this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified this 16th day of February, 1859.

John W. Ellis, Governor
Thomas Settle, Jr., Speaker of the House of Commons
Henry Toole Clark, Speaker of the Senate

State of North Carolina
Office of Secretary of State, April, 1859.

I, Rufus H. Page, Secretary of State, in and for the State of North Carolina,
do hereby certify that the Acts and Resolutions contained in this Pamphlet,
are true copies of the original Acts and Resolutions, passed by the General
Assembly of this State, at its late session.

Rufus H. Page, Secretary of State

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