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An Act to Prohibit the Sale of Spirituous Liquors Within Two Miles of Richland's Academy.

1858-1859 Private Laws: Chapter 246

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1858-59 - Pages 348-349.

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 it shall not be lawful for any person to erect, keep, or maintain at "Upper Richland's Chapel," or within two miles of Richland's Academy, in the county of Onslow, any tippling honse or houses, or establishment whatever, for the sale of wine, or spirituous liquors, nor shall it be lawful for any person to sell any wine, spirituous of [or] malt liquors within two miles of the said chapel or academy.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That any person violating any of the provisions of this Act shall be considered guilty of a misdemeanor, and may be prosecuted in any court having cognizance thereof; and, moreover, subject to a penalty of ten dollars, to be recovered on a warrant before a justice of the peace, one-half to the person warranting for the same and the other to the common school fund of the said county: Provided, That a majority of the qualified voters for members of the General Assembly, who shall have resided within the above prescribed limits six months next preceding the day of election, shall approve the same.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the sheriff to advertise, for ten days, at three or more places within the said prescribed limits, that polls will be opened at or in the said Richland's Academy on Saturday the 12th day of March, and the sheriff shall appoint two freeholders inspectors of said polls, who shall, after taking the oath prescribed for inspectors to superintend elections, proceed to open said polls within the house prescribed for holding the elections, and all qualified voters approving this Act shall deposit with the said inspectors tickets, on which shall be written "approved," and those disapproving this Act, tickets on which shall be written "not approved," and if a majority of the votes cast shall be approved, then this Act shall take effect and be in force.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That the aforesaid inspectors shall make a return under their hands and seals of such election, together with a list of the voters, to the clerk of the country court to be filed in his oflice within ten days after said election.

Ratified the 17th 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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