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An Act for the Deaf and Dumb and Blind.

1897 Public Laws: Chapter 152

Public Laws and Resolutions of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1897 - Page 209.

Whereas, The chapel of the North Carolina Institution for the education of the deaf and dumb and the blind, has been pronounced unsafe by competent judges;

Whereas, the only sleeping apartments for the white blind boys are in this unsafe building, or over the kitchen, both of which places have been pronounced unhealthful and dangerous by medical experts;

Whereas, the sleeping apartments of the small white blind girls are exposed to great danger from fire, owing to the inflammable character of the material used in the industrial departments, which are located immediately under these apartments, and the work in the industrial departments is seriously handicapped, owing to their location; and

Whereas, The State board of health has practically condemned the present bathing, lavatory and water closet arrangements for the boys in said institution; therefore,

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That the sum of thirty four thousand and five hundred dollars ($34,500.00) be and the same is hereby appropriated for the purpose of providing a dormitory for boys at the white department of said institution, an assembly room, bathing, lavatory and water closet conveniences; additional space for dining room, a heating plant and an industrial building, and for the necessary machinery, furniture and appliances to render the industrial department efficient: Provided, that fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000.00) of said thirty four thousand five hundred dollars ($34,500.00) be appropriated for the year 1897, and the balance of said thirty four thousand five hundred dollars ($34,500.00) be appropriated for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-eight (1898).

Sec. 2. That the State treasurer is hereby authorized and empowered to pay to the board of trustees of the said institution the sum mentioned in Section 1 (one) of this Act, out of any funds not otherwise appropriated.

Sec. 3. This Act shall be in force and effect from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 26th 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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