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An Act to Sell the Property of the Franklin Academy, and for Other Purposes.

1897 Private Laws: Chapter 41

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1897 - Pages 68-69.
Click Here to view the Act of February 11, 1881, as repealed in Section 2 below.

Whereas, the General Assembly of North Carolina, at its session of 1831, chapter 35, [actually ratified on January 14, 1832] authorized the Secretary of State to issue a grant for ten acres of land in the town of Franklin, Macon County, to Thomas Love, Sr., George Penland, Jesse R. Siler, John Hall and James Whitaker and their successors in office, in trust and for the use and behoof of the Franklin Academy;

And, whereas, the Secretary of State, in pursuance of said Act, did, on the 3d day of December, 1832, issue said grant, which is recorded in the register's office for Macon County, in Book "A," page 135.

And, whereas, the trustees hereinbefore mentioned have long since died.

And, whereas, the said Franklin Academy has long since ceased to exist.

And whereas, there is no free school building in District No. 1 for the white race in said town of Franklin and county of Macon; therefore,

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That J. G. Siler be and is hereby appointed a trustee in lieu of the trustees hereinbefore mentioned, and he is hereby authorized, empowered and directed to sell, after first advertising the same for thirty days at the court house door and three other public places in said county, to the highest bidder for cash, at the court house door in Franklin, on the first Monday in such month of the year 1897, as he may deem best, the following portion of the land described in said State grant, to-wit: Bounded on the east by Iotla Street; on the north by the Presbyterian manse property; on the west by the lands of I. J. Ash and wife; on the south by the lands of George A. Jones, S. H. Lyle and W. R. Johnston, and the lands of J. Johnston, F. S. Johnston, the Masonic lodge, St. Agnes Church and J. F. Ray; and the said J. G. Siler, trustee as aforesaid, shall, upon the payment to him of the sum so bid, make, execute and deliver to the purchaser or purchasers a deed in fee for the lands so sold, and such deed shall pass title to the purchaser or purchasers. And the said J. G. Siler, after first retaining five dollars for his services in making such sale, shall turn over the balance of the money so received by him to the school committeemen for District No. 1, for the white race of said county, and the said committeemen shall use such money in the purchase of a suitable site in said district for the erecting of a free school building, and shall apply the remainder of said money, if any, towards the erecting of a suitable building on said site for the use of said school district, and for no other purpose.

Sec. 2. That chapter 12 of private laws of North Carolina, Acts of 1881, be and the same is hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. That all laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.

Ratified the 19th day of February, A.D. 1897.

Daniel L. Russell, Jr., Governor
Charles A. Reynolds, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
A.F. Hileman, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office of Secretary of State,
Raleigh, April 28th, 1897.

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

Cyrus Thompson,
Secretary of State.

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