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Resolution in Favor of "The Virginia Dare Association," Instructing our Senators and Representatives in Congress to Use Their Best and Unceasing Efforts to Secure the Establishment of a National School of Industrial Arts for Women, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

1895 Public Laws: Resolutions

Public Laws and Resolutions of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1895 - Pages 499-500.

Whereas, Efforts are being made by an organization of women, incorporated under the laws of North Carolina as "The Virginia Dare Association," to secure the establishment, by the United States government of a national school of industrial arts for woman; and,

Whereas, This association desires to locate this school at Raleigh, as a memorial to Virginia Dare, the first white child born of English parents in the United States, and as a testimonial to the services of Sir Walter Raleigh in colonizing North America; and,

Whereas, We believe a national school of industrial arts, as contemplated by this movement, will be a great and permanent benefit to all the women of the United States; and,

Whereas, It would redound to the benefit of North Carolina to become the site for such a school; therefore, be it

Resolved, That the general assembly of North Carolina endorses the work undertaken by "The Virginia Dare Association," and recommends its object to all the citizens of the state. Furthermore, be it

Resolved, That all the members of the United States Congress from North Carolina are hereby instructed and urged to use their best and unceasing efforts to secure the establishment of this school, and to urge their colleagues from other states to favor this action as embodying a great benefit to the women of the nation, and through them to the nation itself.

Ratified the 6th day of March, A.D. 1895.

Elias Carr, Governor
Rufus A. Doughton, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Zebulon Vance Walser, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office of Secretary of State,
Raleigh, May 23rd, 1895.

I, Octavius Coke, Secretary of State, hereby certify that the
foregoing (manuscript) are true copies of the original acts and
resolutions on file in this office.

Octavius Coke,
Secretary of State.

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