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An Act to Establish Graded Schools in the Town of Rocky Mount, Counties of Nash and Edgecombe.

1893 Public Laws: Chapter 527

Public Laws and Resolutions of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1893 - Pages 479-480.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That all that portion of the county of Nash and all that portion of the county of Edgecombe lying within the corporate limits of the town of Rocky Mount, together with house and lot now used by Israel D. Hargett for his colored school, together also with all that portion of Edgecombe County which is bound by the corporate limits and by the Tarboro county road to Soden's eastern line on said county road; thence to the east boundary of the Rocky Mount Improvement and Manufacturing Company and with the same to Tar River; and all that portion of Rocky Mount Township, Nash County, lying on east side of Rocky Mount Mills railroad and including the settlement known as Little Raleigh, be and the same are hereby constituted one school district for the children of both races.

Sec. 2. That Daniel Abraham, Thomas H. Battle and William T. Muse be and they are hereby appointed a board of trustees for the two separate schools that are to be conducted in said district—one for white children, the other for colored children—and shall be a body corporate by the name and style of the board of trustees for the Rocky Mount public schools; said board shall have power to fill vacancies occurring in the board, to employ teachers and to do all such acts as may be done by school committees under the general law.

Sec. 3. That said board of trustees shall elect a treasurer, who shall hold his office for two years, and he shall give a good and sufficient bond in the sum of one thousand dollars, to be approved and accepted by the board of commissioners of Nash County, who shall record and file the same as in case of other official bonds.

Sec. 4. That the public school money which shall from time to time be collected under the general school law for public school purposes for the white and for the colored children in said territory shall be paid to said treasurer, and by him applied under the orders and directions of said board of trustees.

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

Ratified the 6th day of March, 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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