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An Act to Consolidate Public School Districts No. 19 and 20 for the Colored Race in Wilson County.

1897 Public Laws: Chapter 113

Public Laws and Resolutions of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1897 - Pages 160-161.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That Public School Districts No. 19 and 20 for the Colored Race in Wilson County, be and the same are hereby consolidated into one District, to be known as the "Elm City Public School for the Colored Race."

Sec. 2. That the School Committeemen for the two Districts Nos. 19 and 20, as now constituted, are hereby constituted a committee of the consolidated District, and they shall so serve until their successors are legally elected or appointed and qualified.

Sec. 3. That the said committee are hereby authorized to buy a suitable lot of land, in or near the town of Elm City, upon which to erect the necessary buildings for the new District.

They are also authorized and empowered to sell the old buildings or remove them to the new lot, as they may deem best, and also to sell to the best advantage the lots of land upon which the old buildings now stand, and apply the proceeds, if any, to the purchase of or payment on the new lot.

Sec. 4. That the said school committee are hereby authorized to use so much of the public school fund as shall be allotted to the said school districts for the year Eighteen hundred and ninety-eight (1898), as shall be necessary to make the changes authorized by this Bill, and also make all improvements to the lot and grounds as they shall deem necessary.

Sec. 2. [sic, 5] That this Act shall be in force and effect from and after January 1st, 1898.

In the General Assembly read three times. Ratified this the 20th Day of February, 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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