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An Act to Allow the Town of Edenton to Sell Certain Lands for School Purposes.

1899 Private Laws: Chapter 39

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1899 - Pages 46-47.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do Enact:

Section 1. That power and authority are hereby given the town of Edenton, in the county of Chowan, and state of North Carolina, to sell and convey to the county of Chowan, the consideration to be agreed upon between said town and county, a site for a school-house for the colored race. That said land to be sold and conveyed is bounded and described as follows:

One lot of land situated in the town of Edenton. Beginning at the corner of Oakum and Free Mason streets and runs along Free Mason Street to Sawyer's lot; thence with Sawyer's lot to the town common and continuing in a straight line to Peterson Street; thence along Peterson Street to Oakum Street; thence along Oakum Street to Free Mason Street.

Sec. 2. That the mayor of said town of Edenton shall have the power, and the power and authority is hereby given him, for and in behalf of said town to make title to said land in fee to the county of Chowan, and do all such acts and things as is necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act. The said deed to be attested by the secretary of said town.

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

Ratified the 10th day of February, A.D. 1899.

Daniel L. Russell, Jr., Governor
Charles A. Reynolds, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Henry Groves Connor, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office of Secretary of State,
Raleigh, April 28th, 1899.

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

Cyrus Thompson,
Secretary of State.

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