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An Act to Restore the School Districts of Person County as They Existed September Twentieth, Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-Six.

1899 Public Laws: Chapter 659

Public Laws and Resolutions of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1899 - Page 847.
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Whereas, the late John C. Terrell, of Person County, by his last will and testament, bearing date September twentieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-six, directed that a school house should be built in each school district in Person County and bequeathed three thousand ($3,000) dollars to each school district in said county as established at said date:

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That the school districts in Person County shall be and they are hereby restored in number and territorial boundaries as they existed prior to the passage of chapter one hundred and eight (108) of the public laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven (1897), and that in each said school district there shall be a committee of three competent persons to be elected as prescribed by law.

Sec. 2. That the school committee in each school district shall have the right and the power to locate the sites for the school houses in said school district and to build such other school houses as in their judgment are needed.

Sec. 3. That no general school law passed by this or any subsequent general assembly shall be construed to repeal this Act or to change said school districts.

Sec. 4. That the management of the schools and the distribution of the school fund in said county shall be governed by the provisions of the general school law, and the provisions of this Act shall be construed only to refer to the number and territorial boundaries of the school districts in said county.

Sec. 4 [sic, 5]. That this Act shall be in force from and after the first day of July, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine.

Ratified the 8th day of March, 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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