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An Act for the Better Government of the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind.

1899 Public Laws: Chapter 311

Public Laws and Resolutions of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1899 - Page 446.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That section two thousand two hundred and twenty-eight of The Code be repealed and the following inserted in lieu thereof: The legislature shall elect seven directors for the North Carolina Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind and they shall be classified as follows: The first class shall consist of B. F. Montague, I. M. Proctor and C. B. Edwards and their terms of office shall be for six years; the second class shall [consist] of Hugh Morson and W. N. Jones and their terms of office shall be for four years; the third class shall consist of James A. Briggs and C. Nich. Allen and their terms of office shall be for two years: Provided, that when their terms of office shall expire their successors shall be elected for six years: Provided further, that the directors elected under this Act shall hold until their successors are elected and qualified.

Sec. 2. That said directors shall have like powers and authorities as the law confers upon the board of trustees of the North Carolina Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind: Provided, in case of death or resignation of any of the above named directors that the remaining members of the said board of directors shall elect persons to fill such vacancies.

Sec. 3. That any person or persons conspiring to prevent, impede, retard, interrupt, hinder or delay the directors aforesaid in the discharge of their duty shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined and imprisoned at the discretion of the court.

Sec. 4. This Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 28th 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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