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An Act to Establish and Maintain an Industrial School.

1885 Public Laws: Chapter 308

Public Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1885 - Pages 553-554.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That the Board of Agriculture is hereby authorized and directed to seek proposals of donations for the establishment of an industrial school, and when any city or town shall donate in lands, buildings, machinery or other materials, or money, an amount adequate in the judgment of said Board, for the establishment of said industrial, school, it shall be their duty to locate the same at such place. And if there be more than one city or town making such proposals, it shall be the duty of the Board to locate it at the place offering the greatest inducement.

Sec. 2. The Board of Agriculture shall direct the organization and equipment of the said school, and shall manage and control the same in conjunction with a board of three directors, appointed by the Board of Aldermen of the city or town whose proposal is accepted. The local board of directors may sit with the Board of Agriculture in advisement upon all matters pertaining to the said school, but shall not have power to vote upon questions involving appropriations from the funds of the Department of Agriculture.

Sec. 3. That instruction shall be provided in this school in wood-work, mining, metallurgy, practical agriculture, and in such other branches of industrial education as may be deemed expedient.

Sec. 4. That the Board of Agriculture shall apply to the establishment and maintenance of said school such part of their funds as is not required to conduct the regular work of the Department: Provided, that not more than five thousand dollars of their funds shall be applied to the establishment of the school in one year.

Sec. 5. That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

In the General Assembly read three times, and ratified this the 11th day of March, A.D. 1885.

Alfred M. Scales, Governor
Charles M. Stedman, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Thomas M. Holt, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office of Secretary of State,
Raleigh, May 18th, 1885.

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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