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An Act to Provide for the Colored Insane of North Carolina.

1874-75 Public Laws: Chapter CCL

Public Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1874-75 - Pages 338-339.

Section 1. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact, That the sum of ten thousand dollars per annum be and the same is hereby appropriated to the establishment at the Marine Hospital building at Wilmington, North Carolina, of a branch asylum for the colored insane, and their support and treatment, subject, nevertheless, to the same control and general superintendence and regulations as the asylum for the insane at Raleigh. And the board of directors and superintendent of the insane of the State shall remove and keep, in their discretion, support and treat at said branch asylum all colored patients, citizens of the State, and entitled to admission under the same rules, regulations and treatment as are required by law for the insane at the principal or Raleigh asylum: Provided, That no more colored insane shall be received in the asylum at Raleigh, and that all the colored inmates now in the asylum at Raleigh, North Carolina, be removed to Wilmington, North Carolina, and that there shall be no expenditure exceeding two hundred dollars per annum for each patient, and no expenditure in excess of the above appropriation shall be made or allowed without the previous assent of both branches of the General Assembly: Provided further, That upon the removal of any such colored patient from the State Raleigh asylum, the general appropriation fund shall be credited to the proper extent and amount, until the place of such patient is filled with another patient at such asylum.

Sec. 2. This Act shall take effect from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 20th day of March, A.D. 1875.

Curtis H. Brogden, Governor
James L. Robinson, Speaker of the House of Representatives
Robert F. Armfield, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, May 15th, 1875.

I, William H. Howerton, Secretary of State, hereby
certify that the foregoing are true copies of the original
acts and resolutions on file in this office.

William H. Howerton,
Secretary of State.

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