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An Act to Promote Education in the Town of Williamston, Martin County.

1893 Private Laws: Chapter 316

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1893 - Pages 486-487.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That the commissioners of the town of Wiliiamston are hereby authorized and directed to submit to a vote of the qualified voters of said town, at an election to be held therein on the first Monday of June, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, the question of issuing bonds for the purpose hereinafter expressed; and at such election, to be held and conducted under the rules and regulations as now provided for holding elections therein, the qualified voters of said town shall vote tickets on which shall be written or printed the words "For bonds" or "Against bonds."

Sec. 2. That if at said election a majority of the qualified voters of said town shall vote for said bonds it shall be the duty of the commissioners of said town to issue the bonds of said town to an amount not exceeding the sum of twelve hundred dollars ($1,200); and the interest not exceeding eight per centum (8), and one-tenth of the principal of said bonds shall be paid annually at such time and place as each bond may specify.

Sec. 3. That with said bonds or the proceeds of the sale thereof, to be made at not less than par value, the commissioners of said town shall pay off and discharge the debt owing by the trustees of the Williamston Academy; and upon such payment the trustees of said academy, and their successors in office, shall hold the said academy, its grounds and furniture in trust for the said town; and that the public school for white children in the school district in which the town of Williamston is situated shall be held in said academy, and when the public school is not being so held therein the trustees may have a school held and maintained therein as heretofore.

Sec. 4. That any balance arising from the bonds issued under this Act the said commissioners are authorized and empowered to apply in enlarging, improving or building a school-house for the colored children in the school district for colored children in which Williamston is situated, in any manner that may be agreed on between said commissioners and the school committee of said district.

Sec. 5. That for the purpose of paying said bonds, the commissioners of said town are hereby authorized and required at the time of levying other town taxes to levy annually a special tax sufficient in amount to pay the interest upon said bonds and one-tenth of the principal thereof, and the costs and charges incident to said tax.

Sec. 6. Said taxes shall be collected as other taxes for said town and paid over to the treasurer thereof and shall be kept separate from other taxes.

Sec. 7. The said commissioners shall require of the officer collecting said taxes and of the treasurer of said town suitable and proper bonds for the protection of said taxes and the proceeds of said bonds from loss and to insure their proper payment and application.

Sec. 8. 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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