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An Act For the Protection of the Haywood Male and Female Academies.

1860-1861 Private Laws: Chapter 53

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1860-61 - Page 4.

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 no person shall erect, keep, maintain, or have at the Haywood Male and Female Academies, or within two miles thereto, any tippling house, establishment or place for the sale of wines, cordials, spirituous or malt liquors.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That no person shall sell, or offer to sell or deliver to any student of said institutions, or to any other person or persons whatsoever, any wines, cordials, spirituous or malt liquors, for the purpose of being used at said institutions, or within two miles thereof, unless prescribed by a physician, or for mechanical purposes.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That any license that may hereafter be granted to retail spirituous liquors, wines, cordials or malt liquors at the aforesaid institutions, or within two miles thereof, shall be utterly void.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That if any white person or free person of color, shall offend against any of the before-mentioned provisions of this Act, he or she shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction or submission, either before the courts of pleas and quarter sessions, or the superior courts of law for the county of Chatham (or any other county of this State), shall, if a white person, be fined at the discretion of the court, and if a free person of color, shall be fined at the discretion of the court, and receive not exceeding thirty-nine lashes on his or her bare back; and if any slave shall offend as before stated, and be convicted before any justice of peace of the county of Chatham, he or she shall receive not exceeding thirty-nine lashes on his or her bare back, and that the master or owner of such slave shall pay all cost expended or incurred in the case; Provided always, That the master or owner shall have the right to appeal to the county or superior court of the county of Chatham.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 10th day of February, 1861.

John W. Ellis, Governor
William T. Dortch, Speaker of the House of Commons
Henry Toole Clark, Speaker of the Senate

State of North Carolina
Office of Secretary of State, June, 1861.

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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