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An Act to Aid the North Carolina Institution for the Education of the Deaf, Dumb and Blind.

1897 Public Laws: Chapter 207

Public Laws and Resolutions of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1897 - Page 348.

Whereas, the colored department of North Carolina Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind is seriously handicapped in its work and hindered in its efforts to teach the male pupils trades, without which they must go out into the world largely unprepared to fight its battles, and the dormitories are now overcrowded, there being twice as many occupying the various rooms as is healthful; and,

Whereas, there is no more room for building purposes upon the premises, and,

Whereas, there is imminent danger to the whole structure owing to the location of the boiler in the basement of the centre of the main building; and,

Whereas, this one boiler is not sufficient to furnish heat for even the present building, and there is no room in the apartment for an additional one; therefore,

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That for the purpose of completing the projected wing upon the northern exposure of the colored department, purchasing additional land, erecting an additional wing for dormitory, and a building for industrial instruction and heating plant, and for the necessary furniture and appliances, the sum of eleven thousand five hundred dollars be appropriated in 1897, and eleven thousand five hundred dollars be appropriated in the year 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 of this Act out of any funds not otherwise appropriated.

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

Ratified the 3d day of March, 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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