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An Act in Relation to the Graded Schools of Goldsboro Township in the County of Wayne.

1883 Public Laws: Chapter 186

Public Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1883 - Pages 295-297.
Click Here to view the March 5, 1881 Act, as referenced in Section 3 below.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That J. A. Bonitz, E. P. Borden, Henry Lee, H. L. Grant, W. A. Deans, W. F. Kornegay and J. F. Dortch, and their successors in office, be and hereby are constituted a body politic and corporate, under the name and style of the "Trustees of the Goldsboro Graded School" for the whites, located in the city of Goldsboro, in Wayne County, and under such name and style may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, and do all such acts as pertain to bodies politic and corporate.

Sec. 2. That said corporation shall have power to purchase, hold and receive all such real and personal estate as may be necessary for the proper control and management of such school; and may at any time in its discretion sell and convey such real and personal property, and all deeds for such property shall be executed by the chairman of said board of trustees.

Sec. 3. That section two of chapter one hundred and eighty-nine of the laws of one thousand eight hundred and eighty-one be amended as follows: Strike out the words "county treasurer " in line six of said section, and insert in lieu thereof the words the treasurer of the board of trustees, by the first day of January in each year."

Sec. 4. Strike out section eight of said chapter.

Sec. 5. That the trustees for the graded school for the whites in Goldsboro township are authorized and empowered to purchase and hold, for the purposes of such school, the property in the city of Goldsboro known as the Goldsboro Female College, and to issue bonds, with coupons attached, for the purchase money; and to execute a mortgage on so much of said property as may be necessary to secure the payment of such bonds. The interest on said bonds shall not exceed seven per cent, per annum, and such coupons shall be receivable in payment of all assessments levied and collected for maintaining such school; and the said trustees may sell so much of said property as they deem necessary for the purposes of said school, and with the money so arising they shall pay off said bonds so far as it may suffice.

Sec. 6. That whenever it shall appear to the board of commissioners for Wayne County, upon a petition in writing, signed by the trustees of the graded school for whites for Goldsboro Township, that an increase of the assessment for maintaining such school is desirable and necessary, then it shall be the duty of the said board of commissioners to submit the question of such increase of assessment to the qualified white voters of said township, under such rules and regulations as the said board of commissioners may prescribe; and in submitting such question to the voters as aforesaid, the rate of assessment on the poll and property shall be expressly named and limited. Each voter shall vote a written or printed ballot with the words "for increase of school assessment," or "against increase of school assessment;" and such election shall be conducted under the same rules, regulations and penalties as are prescribed by law for the election of members of the general assembly; and in case a majority of the qualified white voters of said township shall be in favor of such increase of assessment, the same shall be levied and collected in the same manner as is provided by law for levying and collecting state and county taxes. The provisions of this section shall also apply to the graded school for the colored in Goldsboro Township, and at all elections held pursuant thereto, relating to said graded school for the colored, only the qualified colored voters of said township shall be entitled to vote.

Sec. 7. All laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.

Sec. 8. That this Act shall be in force from its ratification.

In the general assembly read three times, and ratified this the 27th day of February, A.D. 1883.

Thomas J. Jarvis, Governor
George M. Rose, Speaker of the House of Representatives
James L. Robinson, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate

State of North Carolina,
Office of Secretary of State,
Raleigh, May 24th, 1883.

I, William L. Saunders, Secretary of State, hereby
certify that the foregoing (manuscript) are true copies of
the original acts and resolutions on file in this office.

William L. Saunders,
Secretary of State.

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