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An Act to Amend Chapter One Hundred and Seventeen of the Laws of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty-Three, Relating to the Newbern Graded School.

1887 Public Laws: Chapter 155

Public Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1887 - Pages 362-363.
Click Here to view the original February 13, 1883 Act, as amended below.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That section first of chapter one hundred and seventeen of the laws of one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three be amended by striking out in line three (3), "at the next regular election of councilmen" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "at the regular election of councilmen on the first Monday in May, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-seven."

Sec. 2. That section second of said chapter be amended by striking out the words, in lines fifteen, sixteen and seventeen, ''one-third of one per centum" and "one dollar on the poll," and inserting in lieu thereof "one-fifth of one per centum" and "sixty cents on the poll."

Sec. 3. That sections three, four, five, six, seven, eight be stricken out.

Sec. 4. That the special taxes thus levied and collected shall be expended in keeping up separate graded schools for the white and colored children in said city of Newbern, between the ages of six and twenty-one years, and the schools for each race herein provided for shall have the same length of school terms.

Sec. 5. That the trustees of the Newbern Academy shall constitute the board of trustees for said schools, and said board shall have power to employ and fix the compensation of superintendents for said schools and such teachers as are necessary, and to do all such acts as are necessary to carry on said schools.

Sec. 6. That the money arising from the special assessment herein provided for shall as soon as collected be paid over to such person or persons as the board of trustees aforesaid shall appoint, and that the public school money which shall from time to time be collected under the general school law for public school purposes and apportioned according to the public school law to children of the legal school age in the city of Newbern shall in like manner be paid over to said board of trustees, and shall be applied for the keeping up of said public graded schools.

Sec. 7. That all laws or parts of laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.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 2d day of March, A.D. 1887.

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 Secretary of State,
Raleigh, May 31st, 1887.

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

William L. Saunders,
Secretary of State.

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