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An Act to Alter Chapter Six of the Revised Code, Concerning the North Carolina Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind.

1870-71 Public Laws: Chapter XXXV

Public Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1870-71 - Page 88.

Section 1. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact, That chapter six of the revised code is hereby so altered and amended as to abolish the board of directors of said institution, and the powers, rights and duties heretofore prescribed by law to said board shall hereafter be granted to and imposed upon a board of trustees consisting of seven persons, who shall have the management and control of said institution as fully as has been heretofore given by law to the board of directors.

Sec. 2. That W. H. McKee, J. R. Williams, W. W. Vass, John C. Palmer, E. S. Tucker, L. E. Heartt, and Chas. M. Busbee, are hereby constituted and appointed said board of trustees. They shall organize by choosing one of their number as president of the board. The principal of the institution shall be ex officio secretary of the board, with the same duties heretofore pertaining to him as secretary of the board of directors. Vacancies in the board may be filled by appointment of the governor, subject to the approval of the general assembly who shall themselves fill the vacancy if they disapprove the appointment made by the governor; Provided, That said board of trustees shall hold their appointments until the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three, and until their successors are chosen.

Sec. 3. That all laws and parts of laws coming in conflict with this Act, be and are hereby repealed.

Sec. 4. That this Act shall take effect from and after the date of its ratification.

Ratified the 21st day of January, A.D., 1871.

Tod R. Caldwell, Governor
Thomas J. Jarvis, Speaker of the House of Representatives
Edward J. Warren, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate

State of North Carolina,
Department of State,
Raleigh, May 1st, 1871.

I, Henry J. Menninger, Secretary of State, hereby
certify that the foregoing are true copies of the original
acts and resolutions on file in this Department.

Henry J. Menninger,
Secretary of State.

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