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An Act to Provide for the Management of the Colored Normal School at Franklinton, North Carolina.

1899 Public Laws: Chapter 112

Public Laws and Resolutions of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1899 - Pages 242-243.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That the State Colored Normal School located at Franklinton, North Carolina, shall be under the control and management of a board of trustees, to be composed of five persons who shall be biennially appointed by the general assembly.

Sec. 2. That H. C. Kearney, T. C. Joyner, R. B. White, H. E. Pearce and J. A. Thomas be and they are hereby appointed trustees of said Colored Normal School, who shall hold said posi tion from the date of the ratification of this Act until the first day of June, nineteen hundred and one, and until their successors are appointed and qualified. That thereafter the terms of the successors of said trustees shall begin on the first day of June, nineteen hundred and one, and each successive two years thereafter and continue for two years and until the appointment and qualification of their successors.

Sec. 3. That within ten days after the ratification of this Act said trustees shall meet in the town of Franklinton and organize as a board of trustees by electing one of their number as chairman and also electing a secretary and treasurer, who may be one of said trustees or not as said board of trustees may determine. Said secretary and treasurer shall execute a bond to said board of trustees in such sum as said board shall fix, conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties. Any vacancy occurring in said board of trustees shall be filled by the remaining members of said board.

Sec. 4. That said board of trustees upon their organization shall take possession of all the property, real and personal, and funds belonging to said school in the hands of any former board of trustees or member or officer thereof, and are hereby empowered to elect the superintendent and teachers of said school and fix their salaries and term of employment, and may remove said superintendent and teachers or any of them at any time in their discretion and appoint others in their stead; and shall generally have full authority in the management, supervision and control of said school.

Sec. 5. That any person having in his or her possession any property or effects of any sort belonging to said school shall deliver the same to said board or to any person appointed by said board to receive the same; and any person failing to comply with the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction be fined not exceeding fifty dollars or imprisoned not exceeding thirty days.

Sec. 6. That upon the organization of the board of trustees as provided in this Act it shall be the duty of the superintendent of public instruction to pay to said board of trustees or to the secretary and treasurer of the same all moneys in his hands or which may come into his hands heretofore or hereafter appropriated to said school or to its maintenance and support.

Sec. 7. That all laws and clauses of laws in conflict with this Act be and the same are hereby repealed.

Sec. 8. This Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 15th 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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