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An Act to Authorize the Citizens of Swain County to Send Their Children to School in Graham County, and for Other Purposes.

1893 Public Laws: Chapter 169

Public Laws and Resolutions of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1893 - Pages 129-130.

Whereas, a few settlers in Swain County, living on Twenty Mile Creek, and a few other citizens of Graham County living contiguous to the aforesaid settlers, neither of which are of sufficient numerical strength to maintain a common school for any reasonable time, both being isolated from other settlements in their respective counties; therefore,

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That all persons of lawful school age living in Swain County in the following boundary, to-wit: Beginning at the mouth of Welch Cove Creek and running with the line of the eighteenth school district, in Graham County, to the State line of Tennessee to the Dalton Gap, on the Swain County side of Tennessee River; thence an eastwardly course to the Shuck Stack Gap, so as to include all settlers on Twenty Mile Creek; thence with the main lead of the mountain to the Tennessee River, opposite the mouth of Welch Cove Creek, are hereby authorized and empowered to attend and receive instruction in the common schools of Graham County under the same rules and regulations of other public common schools in this State: Provided, that nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit any school children in the boundary lines set forth from attending the public schools in Swain County in their respective districts: Provided further, that no money shall be paid under the provisions of this Act to any teacher in Graham County more than the pro rata part of such school children from Swain County in the within boundary as shall actually attend the public schools in Graham County, and all other moneys due school children in the within boundary shall be payable in the district to which it belongs in Swain County.

Sec. 2. That it shall be the duty of the school committeemen of Swain County and district from which said persons are hereby detached for this express purpose upon proper certificate from the teacher or teachers of such school, and said certificate regularly signed by the school committeemen of said district in Graham County, to draw their warrant on the treasurer of Swain County for the pro rata share of the common school fund of Swain County due or allotted to all persons living or residing in the boundary set forth in section one of this Act.

Sec. 3. That it shall be the duty of the superintendent of public common schools of Swain County to approve and countersign all drafts or orders coming up and presented to him for such countersignment for all moneys due from the treasurer of Swain County to such teacher or teachers under the provisions of this Act.

Sec. 4. That it shall be the duty of the treasurer of Swain County to pay all moneys on orders drawn on him under the provisions of this statute, as if the same had come regularly to him from a common school district in Swain County.

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

Ratified the 25th day of February, A.D. 1893.

Elias Carr, Governor
Rufus A. Doughton, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Lee S. Overman, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, June 13, 1893.

I, Octavius Coke, Secretary of State, hereby certify that the fore-
going are true copies of the original public acts and resolutions on
file in this office.

Octavius Coke,
Secretary of State.

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