North Carolina - Legislative Acts & Joint Resolutions on Education During the 1800s

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This Author has not been able to locate copies of the Laws/Acts passed by the North Carolina General Assembly for the years of 1791 to 1816, so there were probably several more Acts passed on education prior to 1817 as shown below. If they are ever found, the Acts will be added herein

November 17, 1817

Act to Establish Blakely Academy in Chatham County
Named ten (10) trustees. Academy in the town of Pittsboro.

November 17, 1817

Act to Establish New Prospect School in Perquimans County
Named five (5) trustees. School in Oak Grove on Little River.

November 17, 1817

Act to Incorporate the Female Benevolent Society of Wilmington, North Carolina
To provide an education to destitute and poor children, among other considerations.

November 17, 1817

Act to Incorporate the Centre Library Society
In Iredell County.

November 17, 1817

Act to Amend an Act of 1804 Entitled "An Act to Establish an Academy in Greene County"
Treasurer directed to hold election for new trustees. Any person donating $5 or more is eligible to be a trustee. Name changed from Greene Academy to Hookerton Academy.

November 17, 1817

Act to Establish the Fairfield School in Lenoir County and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Named seven (7) trustees.

November 17, 1818

Act to Establish the Laurenceville Academy in Montgomery County and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Named seven (7) trustees.

November 17, 1818

Act Concerning the Fayetteville Academy
Trustees authorized to raise $10,000 via a lottery; must give bond of $20,000.

November 17, 1818

Act to Authorize the Sale of the Town Commons of Trenton in Jones County and to Establish an Academy in Said County
Trenton Academy established, with eight (8) trustees named.

November 17, 1818

Act to Establish an Academy in the Town of Asheville in Buncombe County, and to Establish an Academy in the County of Surry
Asheville Academy named seven (7) trustees, and authorized them to raise $2,000 by lottery or subscription, etc. Jonesville Academy in Surry County named six (6) trustees.

November 17, 1818

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Milton Female Academy
Ten (10) trustees named.

November 17, 1818

Act to Establish the Forest Hill Academy in Wake County
Nine (9) trustees named.

November 17, 1818

Act to Establish the Hilliardston Academy in Nash County
Thirteen (13) trustees named.

November 17, 1818

Act to Establish the Haywood Academy in Chatham County
Seven (7) trustees named.

November 17, 1818

Act to Establish a Female Academy in Orange County
Five (5) trustees named.

November 17, 1818

Act to Establish Wayne Academy
In Wayne County. Sixteen (16) trustees named.

November 17, 1818

Act to Amend an Act Passed in 1816 Entitled "An Act to Establish an Academy in the County of Martin"
Act reduced the number of trustees of the Williamson Academy to seven (7).

November 17, 1818

Act to Incorporate the Buffaloe and the Fayetteville Library Company
Buffaloe Library Society in Lincoln County. Fayetteville Library Company in Cumberland County - authorized assets up to $2,000.

November 20, 1819

Act to Establish the Hertford Academy in Perquimans County
Named eight (8) trustees and authorized them to raise $1,000 via lottery or subscription.

November 20, 1819

Act to Incorporate the Smithfield Academy in Johnston County
Named nineteen (19) trustees and authorized them to raise $2,000 via a lottery.

November 20, 1819

Act to Establish the Wilkesborough Academy in Wilkes County
Thirteen (13) trustees named.

November 20, 1819

Act to Establish Pike Academy in Tyrrell County and to Appoint and Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Three (3) trustees named and authorized to raise $500 via a lottery.

November 20, 1819

Act to Incorporate the Leaksville Male and Female Academies, and for Other Purposes
Leaksville in Rockingham County. Twenty-seven (27) trustees named for the Leaksville Male Academy. Eleven (11) trustees named for the Leaksville Female Academy. Citizens of Leaksville authorized to raise $6,000 via lottery.

November 20, 1819

Act to Establish an Academy in the Town of Madison, in Rockingham County
Eight (8) trustees named.

November 20, 1819

Act to Establish an Academy at Enfield, in the County of Halifax
Eight (8) trustees named.

November 20, 1819

Act to Appoint Trustees for the Lumberton Academy
Three (3) trustees named; authorized to raise $500 via a lottery to finish the school.

November 20, 1819

Act to Establish an Academy in the County of Orange
Six (6) managers named.

November 20, 1819

Act to Authorize the Trustees of Hookerton Academy, in Greene County, to Raise a Sum of Money for the Use of the Academy via a Lottery
Lottery up to $2,000 authorized.

November 20, 1819

Act to Establish an Academy on or Near the Lands of Stephen S. Snowden, in Camden County, and for Other Purposes
Twelve (12) trustees named; authorized to raise $2,500 via a lottery to finish the school.

November 20, 1819

Act to Authorize the Trustees of the Laurenceville Academy to Raise a Sum of Money by Way of Lottery, for the Purpose of Completing the Building for Said Academy
Three (3) managers of lottery named; to raise up to $1,000.

November 20, 1819

Act to Amend an Act Passed in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventeen, Entitled "An Act to Amend an Act Passed in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Four, Entitled 'An Act to Establish an Academy in Greene County'"
May appoint temporary trustees until the next election.

November 20, 1819

Act to Amend the First Section of an Act of the General Assembly of this State, Passed in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirteen, Entitled "An Act to Establish and Incorporate an Academy in the Town of Lincolnton in the County of Lincoln"
Five (5) new trustees named.

November 20, 1819

Act to Incorporate the New Salem Library Society
In Randolph County.

November 20, 1819

Act to Incorporate the Allemance Library Society in the County of Guilford
Named seven (7) members to form a committee to manage said society.

December 24, 1820

Act for Establishing a College in the Western Part of the State of North Carolina
Twenty-four (24) trustees named for the Western College of North Carolina. Trustees to choose the location.

December 24, 1820

Act Providing for a Female Department in the Greensborough Academy
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December 24, 1820

Act to Establish and Incorporate an Academy in the Town of Elizabeth City, in the County of Pasquotank, and for Other Purposes
Ten (10) trustees named; authorized to raise up to $4,000 via a lottery.

December 24, 1820

Act to Establish Farmwell Grove Academy in the County of Halifax
Thirteen (13) trustees named.

December 24, 1820

Act to Authorize a Lottery for the Benefit of Farmwell Grove Academy in the County of Halifax
Trustees to appoint five (5) managers to prepare and execute a lottery, not to exceed $1,500.

December 24, 1820

Act to Incorporate the Shocco Female Academy in Warren County
Seven (7) trustees named.

December 24, 1820

Act to Establish Concord Academy in Perquimans County, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Six (6) trustees named.

December 24, 1820

Act to Authorize the Trustees of the Milton Female Academy to Raise Certain Sums of Money by Way of Lottery
In Caswell County. Authorized up to $1,000 for the Female Academy and up to $3,000 for the Male Academy.

December 24, 1820

Act to Establish an Academy in the County of Gates
Four (4) trustees named for Spring Hill Academy.

December 24, 1820

Act to Incorporate the Carraway Library Society in the County of Randolph
Chartered until 1850.

December 24, 1820

Act to Revive and Continue in Force an Act Passed in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Two, Entitled "An Act Incorporating Wadesborough Academy"
Sixteen (16) new trustees named.

December 24, 1820

Act to Authorize the Trustees of Madison Academy, in the County of Rockingham, to Raise by Way of Lottery or Lotteries, Two Thousand Dollars
Six (6) trustees named to manage the lottery.

December 26, 1821

Act to Consolidate into One, the Several Acts of the General Assembly of this State Relative to the Appointment of Trustees of the University, for the Government Thereof, and for Other Purposes
Fifty-four (54) new trustees named.

December 26, 1821

Act to Incorporate a Male and Female Academy in the Town of Charlotte, in Mecklenburg County
Twenty-five (25) trustees named for Liberty Male Academy and Charlotte Female Academy.

December 26, 1821

Act to Establish Clinton Academy, in Sampson County, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Fourteen (14) trustees named.

December 26, 1821

Act to Incorporate the Lincolnton Female Academy
Seven (7) trustees named.

December 26, 1821

Act to Incorporate the Union Library Society, in the County of Iredell
Seven (7) trustees named.

December 26, 1821

Act to Establish the Spring Grove Academy, in the County of Anson, and to Appoint and Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Eleven (11) trustees named.

December 26, 1821

Act to Establish an Academy in the Town of Halifax
Six (6) trustees named.

December 26, 1821

Act to Incorporate Sardis Academy, in Johnston County
Seven (7) trustees named.

December 26, 1821

Act Further Regulating the Oxford Male and Female Academies
Any seven (7) trustees may transact all business of the academy.

December 26, 1821

Act to Incorporate an Academy on the Lands of Charles A. Hill, in the County of Franklin, by the Name and Under the Title of the Midway Academy
Thirteen (13) trustees named.

December 26, 1821

Act to Further Regulate the Newbern Academy
Five (5) trustees now a quorum to transact Academy business.

December 26, 1821

Act to Incorporate the Raleigh Female Benevolent Society
Authorized to build a school house for poor children.

December 31, 1822

Act to Establish Ebenezer Academy, in the County of Iredell, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Eleven (11) trustees named.

December 31, 1822

Act to Authorize the Trustees of Portsmouth Academy, in Carteret County, to Raise by Lottery One Thousand Dollars
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December 31, 1822

Act to Establish Meltonville Academy, in Anson County, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Nine (9) trustees named.

December 31, 1822

Act to Incorporate Durham's Creek Academy, in the County of Beaufort
Seven (7) trustees named.

December 31, 1822

Act to Incorporate a Male and Female Academy on the Lands of Thomas Cottrell, in the County of Warren, by the Name and Under the Title of the "Shady Grove Academy"
Ten (10) trustees named.

December 31, 1822

Act to Incorporate a Library Society, in Guilford County
Richland Creek Library Society.

December 31, 1822

Act to Appoint Trustees for the Kinston Academy, and to Regulate the Same
Eight (8) new trustees named.

December 31, 1822

Act to Incorporate Franklin Library Society in the Town of Hillsborough
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December 31, 1822

Act to Establish Hopewell Academy, in Edgecombe County, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Seven (7) trustees named.

December 31, 1822

Act to Establish Culpepper Academy, in the County of Anson, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Twelve (12) trustees named.

December 31, 1823

An Act Concerning the University of North Carolina
No horse racing, no cock fights, and no political elections to take place within five miles of the university.

December 31, 1823

Act to Incorporate Milton Academy, in the County of Caswell
Six (6) trustees named.

December 31, 1823

Act to Incorporate Friendship Academy, in Duplin County
Nine (9) trustees named.

December 31, 1823

Act to Establish Town Creek Academy, in Edgecombe County, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Twelve (12) trustees named.

December 31, 1823

Act to Establish and Incorporate Lumberton Academy, in the County of Robeson
Fifteen (15) trustees named. Any five constitutes a quorum.

December 31, 1823

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Bertie Union Academy
Nine (9) trustees named. Any five constitutes a quorum.

December 31, 1823

Act to Amend an Act, Passed in the Year 1816, Entitled "An Act Respecting the Academy and Town of Smithville, in Brunswick County"
Authorized to raise up to $3,000 via a lottery.

December 31, 1823

Act Incorporating Morganton Academy
Twelve (12) trustees named.

December 31, 1823

Act Supplemental to an Act, Passed this Session of the General Assembly, Entitled "An Act Incorporating Morganton Academy"
Trustees may lay off as many streets, lanes, alleys as they deem necessary on their lands, and their lands are now part of the town of Morganton.

December 31, 1823

Act Supplemental to an Act, Passed this Session of the General Assembly, Entitled "An Act Incorporating Morganton Academy" (2nd)
Five (5) more trustees named. Authorized to build a home for the tutor and tutoress on their lot.

December 31, 1823

Act to Incorporate New Providence Library Company
Already existing in Mecklenburg County.

December 31, 1823

Act to Incorporate the Sandy Creek Library Company
Already existing in Davidson County.

December 31, 1824

Act to Amend an Act, Passed in the Year 1821, Entitled "An Act to Consolidate into One, the Several Acts of the General Assembly of this State, Relative to the Appointment of Trustees of the University, for the Government Thereof, and for Other Purposes"
Trustees may limit or restrain what can be accomplished in any special meetings called during the year.

December 31, 1824

Act for Restraining Threatrical Representations in the Vicinity of the University
Special permission can be granted by three members of the faculty.

December 31, 1824

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Hillsborough Female Academy, in the County of Orange
Seven (7) trustees named.

December 31, 1824

Act to Establish Mount Prospect Academy, in the County of Edgecombe, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Eleven (11) trustees named.

December 31, 1824

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Wake Union Academy
Eight (8) trustees named.

December 31, 1824

Act to Establish Davidson Academy, in the County of Montgomery, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Seven (7) trustees named.

December 31, 1824

Act to Establish Swansboro Academy, in the County of Onslow, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Nine (9) trustees named. May raise money via a lotter for buildings or other purposes.

December 31, 1824

Act to Establish New Hope Academy, in the County of Randolph, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Seven (7) trustees named.

December 31, 1824

Act to Amend an Act, Entitled, "An Act to Establish an Academy in the Town of Halifax, in the County of Halifax," Passed in the Year 1821
Seven (7) trustees named. If vacancies arise, the citizens of the town of Halifax may elect new trustees.

December 31, 1824

Act to Establish Harmony Grove Academy, in the County of Edgecombe, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Thirteen (13) trustees named.

December 31, 1824

Act for the Relief of the Trustees of the Oxford Academy
Trustees authorized to raise $10,000 via a lottery.

December 31, 1824

Act to Incorporate the Clinton Library Society in the County of Stokes
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December 31, 1824

Resolution to Prepare a Plan or System of Public Education
Four (4) men named to prepare a plan to educate children of poor or indigent parentage.

January 4, 1826

Act to Create a Fund for the Establishment of Common Schools
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January 4, 1826

Act to Encourage the Publication of a Historical and Scientific Work on this State
Archibald D. Murphey authorized to raise $15,000 to fund his collection of histories on North Carolina. He has authority to review documents from the Executive and Legislative branches.

January 4, 1826

Act to Establish Oak Grove Academy, in the County of Greene, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Seven (7) trustees named.

January 4, 1826

Act to Establish Williams Academy, in the County of Duplin, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Fifteen (15) trustees named.

January 4, 1826

Act to Establish Pleasant Grove Academy, in the County of Edgecombe, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Twelve (12) trustees named.

January 4, 1826

Act to Incorporate Farmers' Library Society, in the County of Northampton, and the Library Society of Greensborough, in Guilford County
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January 4, 1826

Act to Incorporate Ebenezer Academy, in the County of Person
Fourteen (14) trustees named.

January 4, 1826

Act to Incorporate Abbott's Creek Library Society, in the County of Davidson
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January 4, 1826

Act to Incorporate Line Academy, in the County of Sampson
Thirteen (13) trustees named.

January 4, 1826

Act to Establish Shady Grove Academy, in the County of Rockingham, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Six (6) trustees named.

January 4, 1826

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Colerain Academy, in the County of Bertie
Eleven (11) trustees named.

January 4, 1826

Act to Regulate the Tarborough Academy, and for Other Purposes
Five (5) trustees now a quorum to transact business.

January 4, 1826

Act to Establish Lexington Academy, in the County of Davidson, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Five (5) trustees named.

January 4, 1826

Act to Authorize the Trustees of the Salisbury Academy to Raise by Way of Lottery Ten Thousand Dollars
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January 4, 1826

Resolution to Establish a Lunatic Asylum in the State
John Stanly and Bartlett Yancey to prepare a plan with estimate, and present at next General Assembly.

February 12, 1827

Act to Authorize the President and Directors of the Literary Fund to Raise Money by Way of Lottery, and for Other Purposes
Authorized to raise $25,000 for the Literary Fund, and another $25,000 for Archibald D. Murphey to complete his research efforts on the history of NC.

February 12, 1827

Act to Establish Cedar Grove Academy, in the County of Chatham, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Five (5) trustees named.

February 12, 1827

Act to Incorporate the Ebenezer Library Society, in the County of Randolph
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February 12, 1827

Act to Amend the Several Acts, Passed in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty-Three, Incorporating Morganton Academy
Five (5) trustees now a quorum to transact business.

February 12, 1827

Act to Alter an Act, Entitled "An Act to Establish and Incorporate an Academy in the Town of Greensborough, in the County of Guilford," Passed in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixteen
Trustees to reduce their number to thirteen (13) and not exceed that number. Seven (7) to be a quorum to transact business.

February 12, 1827

Act to Incorporate the Nashville Male and Female Academies
Eleven (11) trustees named for the Male Academy. Eleven (11) trustees named for the Female Academy.

February 12, 1827

Act to Establish Mocksville Academy, in the County of Rowan, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Seven (7) trustees named.

February 12, 1827

Act to Establish an Academy Upon the Lands of Joseph W. Hawkins, in the County of Warren, and for Other Purposes
Warren Academy. Seven (7) trustees named.

February 12, 1827

Act to Amend an Act, Passed in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty-One, Entitled "An Act to Establish Clinton Academy, in the County of Sampson, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof"
Three (3) trustees constitute a quorum to transact Academy business.

February 12, 1827

Act to Establish an Academy Upon the Lands of John D. Hawkins, in the County of Franklin, and for Other Purposes
Spring Grove Academy. Seven (7) trustees named.

February 12, 1827

Act to Incorporate Oak Forest Academy, in the County of Robeson
Ten (10) trustees named.

February 12, 1827

Act to Authorize the Commissioners of the Town of Halifax to Sell the Academy Lots, and their Appurtenances, in Said Borough
To repay subscribers in proportion to their contributions.

February 12, 1827

Act to Incorporate an Academy Upon the Lands of Seth Jones, in the County of Wake, by the Name and Under the Title of "Pomona Academy"
Seven (7) trustees named.

February 12, 1827

Act to Establish Bachelor's Academy, in the County of Martin, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Fourteen (14) trustees named.

February 12, 1827

Act to Establish Cambridge Academy, in the County of Lenoir, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Nine (9) trustees named.

February 12, 1827

Act to Incorporate Spring Field Academy, in the County of Hertford, and Appoint the Trustees Thereof
Seven (7) trustees named.

February 12, 1827

Act to Incorporate the Franklin Library Society of Buffalo, in Lincoln County
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February 12, 1827

Act to Establish New Hope Academy, in the County of Edgecombe, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Eight (8) trustees named.

February 12, 1827

Resolution that Lauriston B. Hardin be Appointed as Librarian to the State Library
Salary to be $75 per year.

January 7, 1828

Act to Prohibit Vice and Immorality at, and in the Vicinity of the University, and for Other Purposes
Sale of spirituous liquors and/or wine forbidden within two (2) miles of the University.

January 7, 1828

Act to Incorporate the Nashville Male and Female Academies
Eighteen (18) trustees named. No reason provided for this new Act, one year after the original - see above.

January 7, 1828

Act to Establish Wake Forest Pleasant Grove Academy, in the County of Wake
Nine (9) trustees named.

January 7, 1828

Act to Incorporate the North Carolina Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb
The formal incorporation of an already-existing entity.

January 7, 1828

Act to Authorize the Treasurer of Public Buildings for the County of Craven to Convey Certain Property to the Trustees of the Newbern Academy, and to Receive from Said Trustees, and Hold in Trust for Said County, Certain Property
Academy and town to exchange property.

January 7, 1828

Act to Incorporate the New Garden Library Society and the Nazareth Library Society
Both in Guilford County.

January 7, 1828

Act to Establish Columbia Academy, on the Lands of Joseph John Pippin, in the County of Edgecombe, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Seven (7) trustees named.

January 7, 1828

Act to Amend an Act, Entitled "An Act to Establish an Academy in the Town of Snow Hill, in the County of Greene," Passed in the Year 1812, Chapter 94
Six (6) new trustees named; only two (2) existing trustees survive to this date.

January 7, 1828

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Holly Grove Academy, in the County of Sampson
Seven (7) trustees named.

January 7, 1828

Act to Amend an Act, Entitled "An Act to Establish an Academy at Williamston, in the County of Martin," Passed in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixteen
Seven (7) new trustees named.

January 7, 1828

Act to Incorporate the Hookerton Library Company, in the County of Greene
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January 7, 1828

Resolution to Prepare a Plan for a State Penitentiary and a State Lunatic Asylum to be Presented at the Next General Assembly
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January 10, 1829

Act to Establish Sandy Creek Academy, in Randolph County, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Seven (7) trustees named.

January 10, 1829

Act to Establish Rocky Mount Academy, in the County of Nash, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Seven (7) trustees named.

January 10, 1829

Act to Establish Mosely Hall Academy, in the County of Lenoir, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Sixteen (16) trustees named.

January 10, 1829

Act to Authorize the Trustees of the Academy in the Town of Edenton to Dispose of Certain Lots in Said Town
In Chowan County. Lots authorized in 1770 never used for intended public school. New academy trustees can sell.

January 10, 1829

Act to Repeal an Act, Passed in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifteen, Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Person Library Company"
Six (6) commissioners appointed to dispose of all assets.

January 10, 1829

Act to Establish White Oak Academy, in the County of Robeson, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Five (5) trustees named.

January 10, 1829

Act to Establish Bethel Academy, in the County of Duplin, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Eleven (11) trustees named.

January 10, 1829

Act Concerning the Newbern Academy
Twenty-four (24) new trustees named.

January 10, 1829

Resolution to Appoint William R. Hill as the Next State Librarian
Salary to be $100 per year.

January 7, 1830

Act Relative to the Wadesborough Academy, in Anson County
Ten (10) additional trustees appointed and named.

January 7, 1830

Act to Establish Woodville Academy, in the County of Wake, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Six (6) trustees named.

January 7, 1830

Act to Incorporate the Vance Circulating Library Society, of Asheville
Buncombe County.

January 7, 1830

Act to Establish and Incorporate Hickory Grove Academy, in the County of Richmond, on the Lands of John Carmichal
Seven (7) trustees named.

January 7, 1830

Act to Incorporate Lincoln Academy, in Beaufort County
Seven (7) trustees named.

January 7, 1830

Act Concerning the Oxford Academy
Seven (7) trustees or the President + five (5) trustees shall be a quorum to transact academy business.

January 7, 1830

Act to Incorporate Bethmont Academy, in the County of Orange
Eight (8) trustees named.

January 7, 1830

Act Appointing Trustees for Union Academy, in the County of Duplin
Twelve (12) new trustees appointed and named.

January 4, 1831

Act for the Relief of the University of North Carolina
State Literary Fund to loan $25,000 to the University for a term of five years.

January 4, 1831

Act to Amend the Fourth Section of an Act, Passed One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighteen, Chapter Ninety-Four, Appointing Trustees for the Trenton Academy, in the County of Jones
Ten (10) new trustees appointed and named.

January 4, 1831

Act to Incorporate an Academy in the Town of Bath, in the County of Beaufort
Five (5) trustees named.

January 4, 1831

Act to Incorporate the Fayetteville Female School of Industry
Four (4) trustees named.

January 4, 1831

Act to Establish Hickory Grove Academy, in the County of Edgecombe, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Eighteen (18) trustees named.

January 4, 1831

Act to Incorporate Williams Academy, in the County of Martin
Five (5) trustees named, all with the surname of Williams.

January 4, 1831

Act to Incorporate Woodville Academy, in the County of Perquimans
Four (4) trustees named.

January 4, 1831

Act to Incoporate the Greenville Female Academy, in the County of Pitt
Five (5) trustees named.

January 4, 1831

Act to Establish Spring Field Academy, in the County of Wake, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Nine (9) trustees named.

January 4, 1831

Act to Incorporate Clemmons Academy, in the County of Pitt
Five (5) trustees named.

January 4, 1831

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Murfreesborough Academy, in the Town of Murfreesborough, County of Hertford
Seven (7) trustees named.

January 4, 1831

Resolutions Passed Concerning Education 1830-1831
Four (4) resolutions.

January 14, 1832

Act to Authorize the Governor to Grant Certain Lands to the Trustees of Franklin Academy, in the County of Macon
Granted ten (10) acres to five (5) named trustees.

January 14, 1832

Act to Incorporate Shiloh Academy, in the County of Camden
Five (5) trustees named.

January 14, 1832

Act to Incorporate Contentnea Academy, in the County of Pitt, and to Appoint the Trustees Thereof
Six (6) trustees named.

January 14, 1832

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Jordan Plain Academy, in the County of Pitt
Seven (7) trustees named.

January 14, 1832

Act to Incorporate the United Brothers' Library Society, in the County of Lenoir
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January 14, 1832

Act to Incorporate Harvey's Neck Academy, in the County of Perquimans
Four (4) trustees named, all with the surname of Skinner.

January 14, 1832

Act to Establish Cool Spring Academy, in the County of Robeson, and Appoint the Trustees Thereof
Five (5) trustees named.

January 14, 1832

Act to Raise a Fund to Establish Free Schools in the County of Johnston, and for the Government Thereof
Voters to elect trustees from each district. Repealed in 1835, see below.

January 14, 1832

Act to Incorporate Flea Hill Academy, in the County of Cumberland
Seven (7) trustees named.

January 14, 1832

Act to Incorporate Tick Creek Academy, in the County of Chatham
Nine (9) trustees named.

January 14, 1832

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Ravenscroft Academy of Fayetteville
Five (5) trustees named.

January 14, 1832

Resolutions Passed Concerning Education 1831-1832
Two (2) resolutions.

January 9, 1833

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Waynesborough Academy in the County of Wayne
Nine (9) trustees named.

January 9, 1833

Act to Establish the Barshavia Farmers Academy in the County of Stokes, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Seven (7) trustees named.

January 9, 1833

Act to Incorporate the Donaldson Academy and Manual Labor School in the Town of Fayetteville
Sixteen (16) trustees from six (6) different counties named.

January 9, 1833

Act to Establish Good Spring Grammar School, in the County of Stokes, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Seven (7) trustees named.

January 9, 1833

Act Amendatory to the Act of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty-One, Entitled, "An Act to Authorize the Governor to Grant Certain Lands to the Trustees of Franklin Academy, in the County of Macon"
Five (5) new trustees named.

January 9, 1833

Act to Incorporate the North Carolina Historical Society
Nine (9) trustees named. Authorized assets up to $10,000.

January 9, 1833

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Rolesville Academy in the County of Wake
Nine (9) trustees named.

January 9, 1833

Act to Incorporate the Sunsbury Academy in the County of Gates
Fifteen (15) trustees named.

January 9, 1833

Act to Incorporate the Silver Run Academy in the County of Cumberland
Five (5) trustees named.

January 9, 1833

Act to Incorporate the Gatesville Academy
Five (5) trustees named.

January 9, 1833

Act to Incorporate Oak Grove Academy in Bertie County
Twelve (12) trustees named.

January 9, 1833

Act to Incorporate an Academy on the Lands of Martin R. Garrett, in the County of Nash, by the Name and Style of Stony Hill Academy
Six (6) trustees named.

January 9, 1833

Act to Establish Haywood Academy in Chatham County, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Nine (9) trustees named.

January 9, 1833

Act to Appoint Additional Trustees of Rush Academy, in the County of Hyde
Seven (7) new trustees named.

January 13, 1834

Act to Alter the Name of Tick Creek Academy, in the County of Chatham
Named changed to Caldwell Academy.

January 13, 1834

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of New Garden Boarding School, in the County of Guilford
Twelve (12) trustees named. School chartered for twenty-five (25) years.

January 13, 1834

Act to Incorporate the Northampton Female Seminary
Seven (7) trustees named.

January 13, 1834

Act to Incorporate Silvester Academy, in the County of Moore, and to Appoint the Trustees Thereof
Nine (9) trustees named.

January 13, 1834

Act to Incorporate Morven Academy, in the County of Anson
Seven (7) trustees named.

January 13, 1834

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of New Hanover Academy, in the County of New Hanover
Four (4) trustees named.

January 13, 1834

Act to Establish Franklin Academy, in the County of Surry, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Five (5) trustees named. Academy chartered for twenty (20) years.

January 13, 1834

Act to Establish Clemmonsville Academy, in the County of Davidson, and to Appoint the Trustees Thereof
Five (5) trustees named.

January 13, 1834

Act to Incorporate Pine Grove Academy, in the Upper Part of Robeson County
Three (3) trustees named.

January 13, 1834

Act to Establish an Academy on the Lands of Dennis O'Bryan, in the County of Warren, and for Other Purposes
Six (6) trustees named.

January 13, 1834

Act to Incorporate Rocky River Academy, in Cabarrus County
Eleven (11) trustees named.

January 13, 1834

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Griffin's Free School
Nine (9) trustees named.

January 13, 1834

Act Incorporate Pleasant Hill Academy, in the County of Stokes
Ten (10) trustees named.

January 13, 1834

Act to Establish Arcadia Academy, in the County of Person, and to Incorporate the Trustees Therof
Eleven (11) trustees from seven (7) different counties named. Academy chartered for twenty (20) years.

January 13, 1834

Act to Incorporate the Greensborough Academy and Manual Labor School
Sixteen (16) trustees from five (5) different counties named. Academy chartered for twenty (20) years.

January 13, 1834

Act to Establish a Literary and Manual Labor Institution in the County of Wake
Thirty-nine (39) trustees from twenty-five (25) different counties. Wake Forest Institute chartered for twenty (20) years.

January 13, 1834

Act to Incorporate Sandy Ridge Academy, in the County of Chowan
Eleven (11) trustees named.

January 13, 1834

Act to Re-Appoint Trustees for Green Hill Academy, in Haywood County
Five (5) new trustees named.

January 13, 1834

Act to Incorporate Hookerton Library, in the County of Greene
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January 13, 1834

Act to Incorporate the Farmers' Library Association, in the County of Chatham
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January 13, 1834

Act to Incorporate the Ladies' Working Society of St. James' Church, in the Town of Wilmington
Ten (10) trustees named. Society chartered for twenty (20) years.

January 13, 1834

Resolutions Passed Concerning Education 1833-1834
One resolution.

December 20, 1834

Act to Provide Funds for the Establishment of Free Schools in the State of North Carolina
Unclear is this Act was actually passed. It is included as an Addendum to the Acts and Resolutions of 1834-35.

January 10, 1835

Act to Incorporate Washington Academy, in the Town of Washington in Beaufort County, and Appoint Trustees Thereof
Town Commissioners appointed as trustees. None named.

January 10, 1835

Act to to Establish Germanton Academy, in the County of Stokes, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Sixteen (16) trustees named.

January 10, 1835

Act to Establish Hannah Moore Academy in the County of Duplin, and Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Seventeen (17) trustees named.

January 10, 1835

Act to Establish the Sulphur Spring Academy in the County of Buncombe, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Five (5) trustees named.

January 10, 1835

Act to Incorporate Poplar Grove Academy, in the County of Iredell, and to Appoint the Trustees Thereof
Seven (7) trustees named.

January 10, 1835

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Rockfish Academy in the County of New Hanover
Three (3) trustees named.

January 10, 1835

Act to Incorporate Spring Vale Academy, in the County of Sampson, and to Appoint the Trustees Thereof
Fifteen (15) trustees named.

January 10, 1835

Act to Incorporate Mallard Creek Classical School, in the County of Mecklenburg
Five (5) trustees named.

January 10, 1835

Act to Incorporate the Juvenile Library Society of Providence
In Mecklenburg County.

January 10, 1835

Act to Repeal an Act, Entitled, "An Act to Raise a Fund to Establish Free Schools in the County of Johnston, and for the Government Thereof," Passed in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty One
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December 22, 1835

Act to Incorporate the Episcopal School of North Carolina
Thirteen (13) trustees named.

December 22, 1835

Act to Establish Hookerton Academy, in the County of Greene, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Six (6) trustees named.

December 22, 1835

Act to Incorporate Conetoe Academy in Edgecombe County
Five (5) trustees named.

December 22, 1835

Act to Establish Ford Creek Academy in the County of Granville, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Five (5) trustees named.

December 22, 1835

Act to Establish Pleasant Grove Academy in the County of Currituck, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Four (4) trustees named.

December 22, 1835

Act to Amend an Act Incorporating the Pittsboro Academy
In Chatham County. Remaining trustees may elect new trustees.

December 22, 1835

Act to Amend an Act, Passed in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty-Three, Establishing a Female Academy in the County of Northampton
Twelve (12) trustees named. Now includes a Male and a Female Academy.

December 22, 1835

Act to Amend an Act Passed in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixteen, Entitled "An Act to Establish an Academy at Williamston in the County of Martin."
Seven (7) new trustees named.

In 1835, North Carolina Held a Constitution Convention and Significantly Modified the State Constitution on November 9th.
Although the number of NC Senators and NC House of Commons changed, and the Governor was now elected by the People, there were no additions or significant changes with respect to Education in the Constitution Amendments of 1835.
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January 20, 1837

Act to Drain the Swamp Lands of this State, and to Create a Fund for Common Schools
Governor and three appointed directors may improve and sell the state owned swamp lands to provide to a Literary Fund. Also almost all shares of stock in several banks.

January 20, 1837

Resolution Concerning Common Schools
Directors of the Literary Fund to evaluate plans for a common school system and report to the next General Assembly.

January 21, 1837

Act to Incorporate the Caldwell Institute, in the Town of Greensborough, North Carolina
Thirteen (13) trustees named. School chartered for ninety (90) years.

December 22, 1838

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Pleasant Grove Academy, in the County of Perquimans
Five (5) new trustees named, to refill those appointed in an earlier Act of 1815.

December 15, 1838

Act to Incorporate Junto Academy in the County of Orange
Six (6) trustees named.

December 28, 1838

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Rutherfordton Male and Female Academies in the County of Rutherford
Six (6) trustees named.

December 28, 1838

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Greensborough Female College, in the County of Guilford
Twenty (20) trustees named. Authorized assets up to $200,000. All property over 300 acres will be taxed.

December 28, 1838

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Davidson College
Twenty-eight (29) trustees named. College chartered for fifty (50) years. Authorized assets up to $200,000. All property over 500 acres will be taxed.

December 28, 1838

Act to Amend an Act, Entitled, "An Act to Establish a Literary and Manual Labor Institution in the County of Wake, Passed in One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty-Three"
Name changed from Wake Forest Institute to Wake Forest College. Authorized assets up to $200,000. All property over 600 acress witll be taxed.

January 7, 1839

Act to Amend an Act Passed in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty-Two, Entitled, "An Act to Incorporate the Male and Female Academy in the Town of Charlotte, in Mecklenburg County
Nine (9) new trustees named to manage the Female Institute, and authorized to provide donors with shares in the school.

January 7, 1839

Act to Establish the Salisbury Female Academy, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Four (4) trustees named.

January 7, 1839

Resolution Relative to Common Schools
To Print copies a report on Education in Europe for each member of the General Assembly.

January 8, 1839

Act to Divide the Counties into School Districts, and for Other Purposes
County Justices to elect Superintendents for each new school district, which shall be no larger than six miles square each.

January 8, 1839

Act to Amend an Act, Entitled, "An Act to Establish the Clemmonsville Academy"
Seventeen (17) trustees named. Authorized to establish a manual labor department.

January 8, 1839

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Randolph Female Academy, in Randolph County
Eleven (11) trustees named. School chartered for thirty (30) years.

January 8, 1839

Resolution Relating to Lunatics and a Lunatic Asylum
Governor asked to research and report back to the Legislature at the next General Assembly.

December 19, 1840

Resolution Directing Librarian to Prepare a Catalogue of the State Library, etc.
Also include Executive Branch documents.

January 11, 1841

Act for the Establishment and Better Regulation of Common Schools
Thirty (30) paragraphs. The first very comprehensive Act to establish public schools in North Carolina.

January 11, 1841

Act to Amend the Revised Statute, Entitled "An Act to Drain the Swamp Lands of this State, and to Create a Fund for Common Schools"
President and Directors may employ Counsel to research legal ownership of Swamp Lands. May also purchase adjoining lands in small quantities.

January 11, 1841

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Asheville Female Academy, in the County of Buncombe
Nine (9) trustees named.

January 11, 1841

Resolution Directing a Loan of Ten Thousand Dollars to Wake Forest College
Loan for up to four (4) years out of the Literary Fund.

January 11, 1841

Resolution Directing the Secretary of State to Deposit Certain Documents in the Library of the University
Three (3) copies, including reports from the Supreme Court.

January 11, 1841

Act to Incorporate the Fairfield Academy, in the County of Orange
Six (6) trustees named.

January 11, 1841

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Hopewell Academy Near Stantonsburg in Edgecombe County
Nine (9) trustees named.

January 11, 1841

Act to Incorporate the Franklin Library Society, in the Town of Fayetteville
Six (6) trustees named.

January 11, 1841

Act to Establish a Female Literary Institution, in the County of Robeson
Named Floral College. Two (2) stockholders named. To elect a President and fifteen (15) stockholders. Authorized assets up to $15,000. First fifty (50) acres of land is tax exempt.

January 12, 1841

Act to Purchase a Library
Authorized to hire a Librarian and to purchase books, etc.

January 12, 1841

Act to Incorporate the Union Institute Academy
Seven (7) trustees named. Located in Randolph County. Based upon Brown's Schoolhouse. In 1851, renamed as Normal College. In 1859, renamed as Trinity College. Moved to Durham, NC in 1892. 1924, renamed as Duke University.

December 3, 1842

Act to Incorporate Franklin Academy, in the County of Duplin
Eight (8) trustees named.

December 3, 1842

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Midway Academy, in the County of Franklin
Ten (10) trustees named.

December 7, 1842

Act to Incorporate the Oak Grove Academy, in the County of Anson, and Appoint Trustees Thereof
Five (5) trustees named.

December 12, 1842

Act to Incorporate Union Academy, in the County of Lenoir
Seven (7) trustees named.

January 20, 1843

Act in Addition to the Revised Statute, Entitled "An Act Concerning the University of North Carolina"
No alcohol within two (2) miles of the University.

January 21, 1843

Act to Incorporate Swain's Academy, in Tyrrell County
Five (5) trustees named.

January 25, 1843

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act for the Establishment and Better Regulation of Common Schools," Passed in the Year 1841
Every time there is an election for Congress or General Assembly, each County that has not yet approved Common Schools shall vote again - for or against.

January 25, 1843

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Asheborough Male Academy, in the County of Randolph
Six (6) trustees named.

January 25, 1843

Act to Incorporate the Beaufort Male and Female Academy in the Town of Beaufort
Eleven (11) trustees named. In Carteret County.

January 25, 1843

Act to Incorporate the Henderson Academy, in the Town of Henderson, in Granville County
Eleven (11) trustees named.

January 26, 1843

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of New Hope Academy, in the County of Edgecombe
Six (6) trustees named.

January 26, 1843

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Ridgeway Academy, in Warren County
Nine (9) trustees named.

January 27, 1843

Act in Relation to the State Library
Rules on who may remove books from Library. Trustees identified, and they can select a suitable Librarian.

December 9, 1844

Act to Amend the Act Incorporating the Trustees of Edenton Academy
In Chowan County. Five (5) trustees shall be a quorum.

December 24, 1844

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Milton Female Institute, in the County of Caswell
Thirty-two (32) trustees named. A Baptist Institute chartered for fifty (50) years. Land above 100 acres to be taxed.

January 6, 1845

Act to Loan to the North Carolina Military Academy at Raleigh, for the Use of the Cadets Thereof, the Necessary Military Arms and Equipments
Governor requested to work out this loan.

January 6, 1845

Act to Incorporate Dunn Faison Academy, in the County of Duplin
Seven (7) trustees named.

January 7, 1845

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Morganton Academy, in Burke County
Sixteen (16) trustees named.

January 7, 1845

Act to Incorporate the Carthage Male and Female Academies, in the County of Moore
Twelve (12) trustees named.

January 7, 1845

Act to Incorporate the Fayetteville Library Institute
Six (6) trustees named.

January 7, 1845

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Bethania Literary Society and Academy, in Stokes County
Three (3) trustees named.

January 8, 1845

Act to Provide for the Education and Maintenance of the Poor and Destitute Deaf Mutes and Blind Persons in this State
$5,000 per year appropriated out of the Literary Fund. Plus, each county may levy a tax of $75 per year per student.

January 8, 1845

Act to Incorporate Washington Academy, in the County of Duplin
Six (6) trustees named.

January 9, 1845

Act to Consolidate and Amend the Acts Heretofore Passed on the Subject of Common Schools
Thirty-six (36) paragraphs spelling out the provisions of the Common School Act.

January 9, 1845

Act in Relation to the State Library
Librarian to keep the State Library open every day except for Sundays and the 4th of July.

January 9, 1845

Resolution in Favor of the Students at the Raleigh Academy
Governor to loan muskets and swords to the Academy.

January 2, 1847

Act to Revive and Act, Passed in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirteen, Entitled "An Act for Erecting an Academy in the Town of Tarborough"
In Edgecombe County. Nine (9) new trustees named.

January 5, 1847

Act to Revive an Act, Passed in the Year Seventeen Hundred and Eighty-Eight, Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Richmond Academy, in the Town of Rockingham"
Eight (8) new trustees named.

January 8, 1847

Act to Incorporate Franklin Institute, at Cedar Rock, in the County of Franklin
Eight (8) trustees named.

January 8, 1847

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Dan River Institute, in the Town of Yancyville [Yanceyville]
In Caswell County. Ten (10) trustees named. Chartered for ninety (90) years.

January 9, 1847

Act to Incorporate Buck Horn Academy, in the County of Hertford
Seven (7) trustees named.

January 12, 1847

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Loretz Centenary Institute
In Lincoln County. Thirty-two (32) trustees named.

January 12, 1847

Act to Incorporate the Caldwell Institute, in the Town of Hillsborough
Eighteen (18) trustees named. Chartered for ninety (90) years. Amends the first Caldwell Institute of Greensborough to now be known as Greensborough High School.

January 14, 1847

Act to Incorporate Eglantine Academy, in the County of Halifax
Twelve (12) trustees named.

January 15, 1847

Resolution Directing the President and Directors of the Literary Fund to Lend Two Thousand Dollars to the President and Trustees of Floral College
No time limit noted. To pay interest semi-annually.

January 15, 1847

Act to Incorporate the Cumberland Academy, in the County of Cumberland
Fifteen (15) trustees named.

January 15, 1847

Act to Incorporate Franklinton Female Academy, in the County of Franklin
Twenty (20) trustees named. This Act was repealed on January 28, 1851; see below.

January 15, 1847

Act to Incorporpate Franklinton Male Academy, in the County of Franklin
Twenty (20) trustees named.

January 16, 1847

Act to Amend an Act, Passed in the Session 1844-45, Incorporating the Carthage Male and Female Academy, in the County of Moore
Twelve (12) new trustees named. School's named changed to Carthage Male and Female Institute.

January 16, 1847

Act to Incorporate Everittsville Female Academy, in the County of Wayne
Eight (8) trustees named.

January 16, 1847

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Nashville Male and Female Academies, in the Town of Nashville, Nash County
Nine (9) trustees named.

January 18, 1847

Act to Provide Suitable Buildings for the Comfortable Accommodation of Deaf Mutes and Blind Persons of the State
Authorized to spend up to $10,000 on buildings, and may choose any State-owned lot in or near Raleigh.

January 18, 1847

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Consolidate and Amend the Acts Heretofore Passed on the Subject of Common Schools"
See 1845 above.

January 18, 1847

Act to Change the Time of Electing Superintendents of Common Schools in the Counties of Granville and Wake
First Monday in June each year.

January 18, 1847

Resolution Relating to the Publication of Documents Illustrative of the History of the State
Governor appropriated $600 to pull together the early documents of the founding of the State, 1774-1776.

January 18, 1847

Act to Incorporate the Toisnot Academy, in the County of Edgecombe
Five (5) trustees named.

January 18, 1847

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Female Institute in the County of New Hanover
Three (3) commissioners named to offer $10,000 in stock, after which stockholders may choose twelve (12) trustees to manage the Institute. 50 acres authorized to be tax free.

January 16, 1849

Resolution as to Asylum for Deaf and Dumb
William D. Cooke, Superintendent, to take possession.

January 16, 1849

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Forestville Female Academy, in Wake County
Nine (9) trustees named.

January 16, 1849

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Snow Creek Male Academy, in the County of Iredell
Five (5) trustees named.

January 16, 1849

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Dallas Male Academy, in the County of Gaston
Seven (7) trustees named.

January 16, 1849

Act to Incorporate the Statesville Male Academy, in the County of Iredell
Nine (9) trustees named.

January 16, 1849

Act to Incorporate a Female College, in the County of Anson
Twenty-five (25) trustees named. Capital stock not to exceed $20,000. Property up to fifty (50) acres shall be exempt from taxation.

January 24, 1849

Act to Provide for the Support of the System of International Literary and Scientific Exchanges
$300 apprpropriated annually to pay an "agent" to receive and transmit information between NC and France.

January 24, 1849

Resolutions Relative to M. Vattemare's System of Literary and Scientific Exchanges
Five (5) resolutions thanking Alexandre Vattemare for bringing his work to North Carolina and exchanging ideas, etc.

January 27, 1849

Act Amendatory and Supplemental to an Act Passed at the last Session of the General Assembly, Entitled "An Act to Provide Suitable Buildings for the Comfortable Accommodation of Deaf Mutes, and Blind Persons of this State."
Provides additional funding to complete facility.

January 27, 1849

Act to Establish a Board of Directors for the Deaf and Dumb Institute in this State
A seven (7) member Board of Directors is named.

January 27, 1849

Act to Authorize the Superintendents of Common Schools in Rowan and Edgecombe Counties to Invest a Part of Their Funds
May invest their previously unused funds in solvent bank stocks.

January 27, 1849

Resolution Authorizing the Governor to Procure Copies of Papers in England
$1,000 appropriated for Colonial or Revolutionary period records.

January 27, 1849

Act to Authorize the Erection of a Male and Female Academy in or Near the Town of Shelby, in Cleveland County
Five (5) commissioners named to superintend the construction of the academies. Each one not to exceed $1,000 in costs.

January 27, 1849

Act to Incorporate Macon Academy, in Wayne County
Five (5) trustees named.

January 27, 1849

Act to Incorporate the Perquimans Academy
Three (3) trustees named. To sell stock in the academy.

January 27, 1849

Act to Incorporate the Antioch Academy, in the County of Robeson
Eight (8) trustees named. Chartered for ninety (90) years. Authorized to accept donations up to $5,000. To sell stock in the corporation up to $5,000.

January 27, 1849

Act to Incorporate the Shelby Male and Female Academies, in the County of Cleveland
Seven (7) trustees named.

January 27, 1849

Act to Incorporate Plymouth Academy, in the Town of Plymouth, in Washington County
Nine (9) trustees named.

January 27, 1849

Act to Incorporate the Williamston Library Association, in the County of Martin
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January 27, 1849

Act to Prevent the Sale of Spirituous Liquors Within a Certain Distance of Floral College
Within three (3) miles. Fine of $10.

January 29, 1849

Act to Provide for the Establishment of a State Hospital for the Insane in North Carolina
Twenty-four (24) paragraphs defining how the State Hospital shall be set up, and how patients are admitted.

January 29, 1849

Act Supplemental to an Act, Passed at the Present Session of the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a State Hospital for the Insance in North Carolina"
Asylum to be built within three (3) miles of the city, but not in the city. Instructions on raising county taxes to pay for asylum.

January 29, 1849

Act to Provide More Effectually for the Education of the Deaf Mutes Within this State
Each county to levy a tax of $75 per deaf mute pupil to send to Raleigh, to be collected yearly. No more than five (5) per county to be taxed.

January 29, 1849

Act Concerning the President and Directors of the Literary Fund
 

January 29, 1849

Act to Amend the Acts Now in Force on the Subject of Common Schools
New date to elect Superintendents of Common Schools in each county. New county tax authorized.

January 29, 1849

Resolution Concerning Library
Copies of State Supreme Court decisions to be sent to the U.S. Supreme Court. $50 appropriated for additional shelves in the State Library.

January 29, 1849

Resolution Directing the President and Directors of the Literary Fund to Lend Seven Thousand Dollars to the President and Trustees of the Greensboro' Female College
College to pay interest semi-annually. No time limit or end date for said loan mentioned.

January 29, 1849

Resolution Instructing the Literary Board to Sell the Swamp Lands of the State Belonging to Said Fund, if They Deem it Necessary
Land is losing its value, so sell it quickly.

January 29, 1849

Act to Establish Lumberton Academy, in Robeson County, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof
Six (6) trustees named. Chartered for thirty (30) years.

January 29, 1849

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Chowan Female Institute, at Murfreesboro', in the County of Hertford
Twelve (12) trustees named.

January 29, 1849

Act to Revive and Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Amend an Act, Passed at Raleigh in the Year 1805, Entitled 'An Act to Establish an Academy in the County of Buncombe'"
One (1) existing and nine (9) new trustees named.

January 29, 1849

Act to Amend an Act, Passed 24th December, 1844, Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Milton Female Institute, in the County of Caswell"
Trustees authorized and empowered to establish a male classical institute in Caswell County.

January 29, 1849

Act to Incorporate Midway Male and Female Academy, in the County of Pitt
Seven (7) trustees named.

January 29, 1849

Act Incorporate Johnston Academy, in the County of Johnston
Five (5) trustees named.

January 29, 1849

Act for the Further Protection of Wake Forest College
No spirituous liquors or gaming within three (3) miles of the college.

January 29, 1849

Act to Incorporate the Young Men's Museum Society, in the Town of Salem, in the County of Forsyth
Eight (8) trustees named. Capital stock not to exceed $10,000.

December 28, 1850

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Windsor Male Academy, in the County of Bertie
Twelve (12) trustees named.

December 28, 1850

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Colerain Female Academy, in the County of Bertie
Eight (8) trustees named.

January 8, 1851

Resolution Authorizing a Loan of Two Thousand Dollars to the Trustees of Mount Pleasant Academy, in Cherokee County
Interest to be paid semi-annually. No time limit given.

January 15, 1851

Act to Incorporate Robeson Institute, in the County of Robeson
Eight (8) trustees named.

January 15, 1851

Resolution to Authorize the President and Directors of the Literary Fund to Loan Three Thousand Dollars to Chowan Female Institute
In the town of Murfreesboro in Hertford County. Interest to be paid semi-annually. No time limit given.

January 27, 1851

Act Concerning the Distribution of the School Fund in the County of Alamance
County created in last General Assembly. Now, to get its share of the Common School fund.

January 27, 1851

Act to Amend an Act of the General Assembly of 1848-49, Chapter 56, Entitled "An Act Concerning the President and Directors of the Literary Fund"
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January 27, 1851

Act to Incorporate the Cedar Grove Academy, in the County of Orange
Five (5) trustees named.

January 27, 1851

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Clinton Female Institute
Four (4) commissioners named to manage the issuance of $5,000 in capital stock. Stockholders to elect trustees. Authorized to increase stock to $20,000 if required.

January 27, 1851

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Graham Institute, a Seminary of Learning, to be Established in or Near the Town of Graham, in the County of Alamance
Twelve (12) trustees named.

January 28, 1851

Act in Addition to an Act Passed at the Session of 1848-49, Entitled "An Act to Provide More Effectually for the Education of Deaf Mutes in this State"
Asylum may accept private students; parents to supply clothing, and pay no more than $13 per month for board and tuition.

January 28, 1851

Act to Amend an Act Passed at the Session of 1848-49, Entitled "An Act to Establish a Board of Directors for the Deaf and Dumb Institute in this State"
Governor authorized to fill any vacancy; Legislature to later approve/disapprove.

January 28, 1851

Act to Incorporate St. John's College, Oxford
Granville County. Twenty-four (24) trustees named. Chartered for fifty (50) years. Authorized assets up to $200,000. Acreage under 500 acres not taxed.

January 28, 1851

Act to Incorporate Union Institute, in Randolph County, a Normal College
Eighteen (18) trustees named. All students must assert that they are here to become teachers in the Common Schools.

January 28, 1851

Act to Amend an Act of the General Assembly of North Carolina, Passed at the Session of 1848-49, Entitled "An Act to Amend the Act now in Force on the Subject of Common Schools"
County board of superintendents no longer to appoint school district committee-men. These are to be elected in each school district by the voters.

January 28, 1851

Act to Amend an Act, Passed at the Session of 1848-49, Entitled "An Act to Amend the Act Now in Force on the Subject of Common Schools"
Agent to inspect each school district is repealed, except for Craven and Bertie counties.

January 28, 1851

Act Authorizing the Board of Superintendents of the Common Schools for Bertie County to Lend out the School Fund in Their Hands
Borrower(s) to put up a bond.

January 28, 1851

Act Empowering the County Courts of Stokes and Forsyth to Appoint Superintendents of Common Schools, at Their March Term, 1851, and for Other Purposes
Forsyth carved out of Stokes in 1849. To set up new school districts, superintendents, committee-men, etc.

January 28, 1851

Act Empowering the County Courts of Orange and Alamance to Appoint Superintendents of Common Schools, at Their Spring Term, 1851, and for Other Purposes
Alamance carved out of Orange in 1849. To set up new school districts, superindents, committee-men, etc.

January 28, 1851

Act to Repeal an Act of the General Assembly of 1848-49, Providing for the Support of a System International, Literary and Scientific Exchanges
Two versions passed.

January 28, 1851

Act to Repeal the 20th Section of the Revised Statutes, Executors and Administrators, Chapter 46
All money in the hands of executors or administrators after four years shall be paid over to the Literary Fund for the use of Common Schools. These funds used to go to UNC.

January 28, 1851

Act to Vest in the President and Directors of the Literary Fund, all Property that Shall Hereafter Escheat to the State
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January 28, 1851

Resolutions to Appoint Certain Persons Commissioners to Make an Award in the Case of the Literary Board and the Messrs Cosby
Four (4) commissioners named to settle issues with the contractor of the Deaf and Dumb facility.

January 28, 1851

Resolution Directing the President and Directors of the Literary Board to Enquire into the Practicability and Expediency of Draining Certain Lands in Carteret County, and for Other Purposes
$5,000 appropriated if the Board decides that it is advantageoous to drain said lands.

January 28, 1851

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Tar River Academy
In Granville County. Six (6) trustees named.

January 28, 1851

Act to Incorporate the Windsor Female Academy, in the County of Bertie
Fourteen (14) trustees named.

January 28, 1851

Act Concerning the Trustees of the Salisbury Female Academy
Trustees authorized to sell of all assets and to repay the original contributors a pro rata share of the proceeeds.

January 28, 1851

Act to Incorporate Franklinsville Academy, in the Town of Franklinsville, Randolph County
Six (6) trustees named.

January 28, 1851

Act to Incorporate Kinston Academy, in the Town of Kinston, Lenoir County
Seven (7) trustees named.

January 28, 1851

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Topsail Academy
Seven (7) trustees named. Authorized to issue stock up to $5,000.

January 28, 1851

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Long Creek Academy in the County of New Hanover
Seven (7) trustees named. Authorized to issue stock up to $5,000.

January 28, 1851

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Richland Academy, in the County of Onslow
Fifteen (15) trustees named.

January 28, 1851

Act to Incorporate the Hamilton Female Academy, in the County of Martin
Five (5) trustees named.

January 28, 1851

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Female Academy in the Town of Franklinton
Nine (9) new trustees named. Act of January 15, 1847 is repealed; see above.

January 28, 1851

Act to Amend an Act, Passed at the Last Session of the General Assembly, Entitled "An Act to Incorporate Antioch Academy, in the County of Robeson"
Trustees may call the subscribers together to organize the said school.

January 28, 1851

Act to Incorporate Oxford Baptist Female College, in Granville County
Thirty (30) trustees named. Land over 300 acres to be taxed. Authorized assets up to $200,000.

January 28, 1851

Act to Prevent the Sale of Spirituous Liquors Within a Certain Distance of the Carolina Female College, in the County of Anson
Within two and a half (2-1/2) miles of college. Fine of $20.

January 28, 1851

Act Concerning Selling of Spirituous Liquors Near Newby's Bridge Academy
Within two (2) miles of the academy. Fine of $10.

January 28, 1851

Act to Prevent the Sale of Spirituous Liquors Within a Certain Distance of Antioch Academy, in the County of Robeson
Within three (3) miles of the academy. Fine of $10.

January 29, 1851

Resolutions Providing for the Publication of Colonial Records, and for Other Purposes
$1,000 authorized to print 150 copies of certain records.

November 8, 1852

Act Concerning the Distribution of the School Fund in the County of Gaston
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November 8, 1852

Act to Incorporate Literary Institutions and Benevolent and Charitable Societies
All to be initiated with clerk of court in each county, who transmits to Secretary of State, and Governor issues patents of incorporation. Legislature no longer involved.

November 21, 1852

Act to Amend an Act, Entitled "An Act to Incorporate Union Institute, in Randolph County, a Normal College"
Thirty-five (35) trustees named. Literary Fund to loan $10,000, with interest due semi-annually.

November 29, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Hillsboro' Academy
Nine (9) trustees named.

December 4, 1852

Act to Provide for the Appointment of a Superintendent of Common Schools, and for Other Purposes
Superintendent at the State level.

December 4, 1852

Act to Amend the Ninth Section of an Act Concerning Common Schools, Passed in 1844
School districts in all counties may condemn land if absolutely necessary to build a school house.

December 8, 1852

Act to Authorize any Fifteen Justices of the Peace of Craven County to Appoint Superintendents of Common Schools for Said County
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December 10, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Wesleyan Female College at Murfreesborough, in the County of Hertford
Fourteen (14) trustees named.

December 17, 1852

Act to Incorporate Catawba College
Eighteen (18) trustees named.

December 24, 1852

Act to Amend "An Act to Incorporate Robeson Institute, in the County of Robeson, and for Other Purposes"
Prohibits sale of spirituous liquors within three (3) miles of the Institute. Also sets same limits for Red Springs Academy, Cumberland Academy, and Lauringsburg High School.

December 25, 1852

Act to Amend Several Acts of the General Assembly in Relation to the Deaf and Dumb, and the Blind
Added "and the Blind" to three earlier Acts pertaining to the Deaf and Dumb. Increased appropriations.

December 27, 1852

Act in Relation to Common Schools in Madison County
Madison County was created in 1851.

December 27, 1852

Act to Amend an Act Passed at the Session of 1848 and 1849, Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a State Hospital for the Insane in North Carolina, and an Act Supplemental to the Same."
Name changed to the Lunatic Asylum. Several clarifications provided.

December 27, 1852

Resolution Concerning the Public Library
State Librarian to maintain a catalogue listing all items contained in the Library. Also to preserve two copies of all principal newspapers of the State.

December 27, 1852

Act to Amend the Charter of Davidson College
Eliminated the Presbytery to appoint a President; now the Trustees may appoint a President of the College.

January 9, 1855

Act to Incorporate Union Academy in the County of New Hanover, and for Other Purposes
Six (6) trustees named.

January 9, 1855

Act to Authorize the Trustees of the Louisburg Female Academy to Convey to the Louisburg Female College Company Certain Interests in the Female Academy Grounds
College to move academy buildings, build their own buildings and pay the academy $40 per year annuity.

January 20, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Two Academies in the Town of Asheboro'
Twelve (12) new trustees named. Old charters repealed. New charter for thirty (30) years.

February 3, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Yadkin Institute, in the County of Davidson
Nine (9) trustees named.

February 10, 1855

Act Concerning Literary Fund and Common Schools
Major revision to the Public School law.

February 10, 1855

Act to Incorporate Glen Anna Female Seminary in County of Davidson
Five (5) stockholders named. Authorized assets up to $25,000. First 100 acres to be tax exempt.

February 12, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Fayetteville Female High School, at Fayetteville, in the County of Cumberland
Twenty-five (25) trustees named.

February 12, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Springfield Institute, in the County of Wake
Eight (8) trustees named.

February 12, 1855

Act to Incorporate the United Baptist Institute in the Town of Fayetteville
Fourteen (14) trustees named.

February 14, 1855

Act for Completing, Furnishing, and Enclosing the Buildings and Grounds of the Lunatic Asylum
$80,000 in State bonds authorized, to be repaid from tax funds already in place. The General Assembly also passed a very lengthy Act about Asylums in General on February 15th (Chapter 2), which is not really cogent to this discussion.

February 14, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Granville Institute in Granville County
Nine (9) trustees named.

February 14, 1855

Act to Incorporate Morning Sun Academy, in the County of Wake
Seven (7) trustees named.

February 14, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the New Institute in Iredell County
Nine (9) trustees named.

February 14, 1855

Act to Incorporate the New Hope Academy, in the County of Chatham
Ten (10) trustees named.

February 14, 1855

Resolution for the Loan of Money by the Literary Board to the Clinton Female Institute, in Sampson County, and for Other Purposes
Loan $3,000 to Clinton Female Institute for five years. Loan $4,500 to the Wesleyan Female College in Murfreesboro, Hertford County. Loan $4,500 to the Chowan Female Institute in Murfreesboro in Hertford County.

February 15, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Anson Institute
Fifty-six (56) stockholders named. Seven (7) trustees named.

February 16, 1855

Act to Authorize the Board of Literature to Appoint an Agent
Agent to superintend and supervise all the swamp lands belonging to the Literary Fund.

February 16, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Holston Conference Female College, in the Town of Asheville
In Buncombe County. Fifteen (15) trustees named.

February 16, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Franklinton Male and Female Institutes, in the Town of Franklinton, in Franklin County
Sixteen (16) trustees named.

February 16, 1855

Act to Incorporate Cape Fear Academy in the County of Bladen
Nine (9) trustees named.

February 16, 1855

Act to Incorporate Cypress Creek Academy, in the County of Jones
Five (5) trustees named.

February 16, 1855

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Woodburn Female Seminary in the County of Guilford
Sixteen (16) trustees named.

February 16, 1855

Resolution in Favor of the Trustees of Mount Pleasant Academy, in the County of Cherokee
Literary Board to loan $2,000 for five years.

December 13, 1856

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Davidson College," Passed in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty-Eight
Authorized assets increased from $200,000 to $500,000. Maxwell Chamber's will provides proceeds to said College.

January 17, 1857

Act for the Benefit of the Insane Asylum
$35,000 appropriated to erect enclosures and to bring water to the asylum.

January 24, 1857

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Mount Olivet Academy, in the County of Randolph
Seven (7) trustees named.

January 24, 1857

Act to Alter "An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the New Institute," in Iredell County, Passed in the Year 1855-56
Name changed to Olin High School. May increase number of trustees to fifteen (15). If the trustees secure $40,000 in funding, they may choose to become a full college.

January 24, 1857

Act Enlarging the Powers of the Trustees of the Green Hill Academy in Haywood County
Trustees authorized to sell property, which had already been sold.

February 2, 1857

Act to Provide for the Maintenance of the Insane Asylum
Up to $20,000 per year for 1857 and 1858.

February 2, 1857

Act Concerning the Common Schools of North Carolina
Each county school board to elect a chairman. Penalties for inaction and negligence provided.

February 2, 1857

Act to Provide for the Distribution of the Proceeds of the Literary Fund Among the Several Counties of the State
Guidelines on distribution, including when a new county is created.

February 2, 1857

Act to Incorporate York Collegiate Institute, in the County of Alexander
Nine (9) trustees named.

February 2, 1857

Act to Incorporate the Male and Female Academy of the Town of Swansboro' and County of Onslow
Eleven (11) trustees named.

February 2, 1857

Act to Incorporate the Warrenton Female College
Ten (10) trustees named. Authorized assets up to $40,000.

February 2, 1857

Act to Extend the Charter of New Garden Boarding School, in the County of Guilford, and for Other Purposes
Extended charter an additional forty (40) years. Prohibited the sale of spirituous liquors within two (2) miles of school.

February 2, 1857

Act to Amend the Charter of Carolina Female College in the County of Anson
Authorized assets increased from $20,000 to $150,000.

February 2, 1857

Act to Prevent the Sale of Spirituous Liquors Within Two Miles of Western Carolina Male Academy in the County of Cabarrus
Fine of $20 for each offense.

February 3, 1857

Act Concerning the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind
Board shall elect a secretary.

February 3, 1857

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Columbus Normal School in the County of Polk
Eight (8) trustees named.

February 3, 1857

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Female College of the Methodist Protestant Conference of North Carolina
Twelve (12) trustees named. Authorized assets up to $300,000. Land more than 300 acres will be taxed.

February 3, 1857

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Warsaw High School, in Duplin County
Thirty-one (31) trustees named. Authorized capital stock of $5,000.

January 8, 1859

Resolution Authorizing the Governor to Furnish Arms to the Franklin Military School, in Duplin County
Not to exceed 65 stand.

January 21, 1859

Act to Incorporate Davenport Female College, in Caldwell County
In the town of Lenoir in Caldwell County. Thirteen (13) trustees named. Authorized assets of $500,000.

January 21, 1859

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of North Carolina College
Located in Mount Pleasant in Cabarrus County. Thirteen (13) trustees named. Authorized assets of $400,000.

January 21, 1859

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Graham Institute, Seminary of Learning in the County of Alamance," Passed A.D. 1851
Purchased by a joint stock company, and re-incorporated as Graham College. Five (5) new trustees named. Authorized assets up to $200,000. Land over 100 acres to be taxed.

February 15, 1859

Act to Incorporate the Jonesville Male and Female High Schools, in the County of Yadkin
Seven (7) trustees named. Authorized assets of $400,000.

February 16, 1859

Act to Enlarge and Improve the Buildings of the Asylum of the Deaf, Dumb and Blind, and for Other Purposes
$10,000 appropriated for construction. $350 appropriated to purchase a press and other materials for printing books for the blind.

February 16, 1859

Act to Provide for the Maintenance of the Insane Asylum, and for Other Purposes
$25,000 appropriated for each of the years 1859 and 1860. $10,000 appropriated for a wall around the asylum. Six (6) additional directors appointed, none named.

February 16, 1859

Act Concerning Common Schools
Any county with a factory, mine or shop with more than forty (40) children may set up a separate school district for this group. Other items detailed and/or clarified.

February 16, 1859

Act for Relief of Common School District Number Twenty-Seven in the County of Orange, and Number Twenty in the County of Wake
The two school districts to be consolidated into one, with special dispensation of certain rules.

February 16, 1859

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Mars Hill College in the County of Madison
Five (5) trustees named. Authorized assets of $50,000. Land over 300 acres to be taxed.

February 16, 1859

Act to Incorporate Bascom College in the Town of Leicester, Buncombe County
Five (5) trustees named.

February 16, 1859

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Knap of Reeds Masonic Classical School, in the County of Granville
Six (6) trustees named.

February 16, 1859

Act to Incorporate the Wilson Female Seminary
Six (6) trustees named. Authorized capital stock of $30,000, which can be increased to $50,000.

February 16, 1859

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Reynoldson Male Institute, in the County of Gates
Four (4) trustees named.

February 16, 1859

Act to Incorporate the Mechanic's and Farmer's Institute, Located in the Town of Asheville
In Buncombe County. Forty-four (44) trustees named. Capital stock of $50,000, with authorization to increase to $100,000 if required.

February 17, 1859

Act to Incorporate Rutherford Academy in Burke County
Five (5) trustees named. Authorized assets of $100,000.

February 17, 1859

Act to Incorporate the Shoal Creek Academy
Shoal Creek Male Academy in Cherokee County. Ten (10) trustees named. Authorized capital stock of $3,000, and total assets of $10,000.

February 17, 1859

Act to Prevent the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors at or Near Davidson College, and for Other Purposes
Within three (3) miles of college. Other items also prohibited, such as billiards, gaming, etc.

February 17, 1859

Act to Incorporate the Transmontane College, in the County of Madison
Fifteen (15) trustees named. Authorized assets up to $25,000. Land over 300 acres to be taxed.

February 17, 1859

Act to Amend an Act to Incorporate the Catawba College
Voters to decide if spiritous liquors are to be banned within two (2) miles of said college.

February 17, 1859

Act to Amend the Charter of Normal College
Name changed - again - to Trinity College. No spirituous liquors within two (2) miles of college.

February 17, 1859

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Kenansville Female Seminary
Eleven (11) trustees named. Seven (7) are members of the Grove Presbyterian Church.

February 17, 1859

Act to Incorporate the Jones County Male and Female Seminary in the County of Jones
Eight (8) trustees named.

February 17, 1859

Act to Incorporate the Pitt County Female Institute
Nine (9) trustees named. Authorized $25,000 in capital stock. Land up to 100 acres not to be taxed.

February 17, 1859

Act to Prohibit the Sale of Spirituous Liquors Within Two Miles of Richland's Academy
Only if local voters approve.

February 17, 1859

Act to Incorporate the Medical Society of the State of North Carolina, and for the Establishment of a Medical Board of Examiner
All new doctors to be examined and approved. Those already pracicing are exempt.

February 17, 1859

Act to Incorporate the Edenton Literary Association, in the Town of Edenton
In Chowan County. Three (3) trustees named.

February 17, 1859

Act to Incorporate the North Carolina Military Institute
Twelve (12) trustees named. Authorized capital stock of $75,000, and may increase to $300,000 if necessary.

February 10, 1861

Act for the Protection of the Haywood Male and Female Academies
In Chatham County. No tippling houses or the sale of spirituous liquors within two (2) miles of said academies.

February 11, 1861

Act to Incorporate Judson Female College in the Town of Hendersonville
Twenty-seven (27) trustees named. Authorized assets of $300,000.

February 18, 1861

Act to Incorporate the Jefferson Academy, in the County of Ashe
Seven (7) trustees named.

February 18, 1861

Act to Amend an Act Passed by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, at its Session of 1848 and '9, to Incorporate Perquimans Male and Female Academy
Five (5) new trustees named.

February 18, 1861

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Tally Ho Female Academy, in the Count of Granville
Five (5) trustees named.

February 20, 1861

Act Concerning the Insane Asylum of North Carolina
$25,000 per year appropriated for 1861 and 1862. $5,000 appropriated to build an exterior wall. $1,800 appropriated for books and miscellaneous improvements.

February 20, 1861

Act to Incorporate Bellevue Academy, in the County of Beaufort
Five (5) trustees named. Authorized assets of $3,000.

February 20, 1861

Act to Incorporate the Hillsborough Military Academy
Authorized assets up to $60,000.

February 20, 1861

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Incorporate Mars Hill College," Passed at the Session of 1858-59
Thirty-eight (38) new trustees named. Authorized assets of $50,000.

February 22, 1861

Act to Incorporate Oak Hill Military Academy, in the County of Granville
Five (5) trustees named.

February 22, 1861

Act for the Relief of Davidson College
State releases claim for taxes.

February 22, 1861

Act to Prevent the Sale of Spirituous Liquors Within Two Miles of Reynoldson Institute, in the County of Gates, and Spring Hill Academy, in Robeson County
Fine no less than $10 and no more than $50.

February 22, 1861

Act to Incorporate Yadkin College in the County of Davidson
Taking over the former Yadkin Institute. Eleven (11) trustees named. Authorized assets of $200,000.

February 23, 1861

Act Concerning Common Schools in North Carolina
Prescribes how each county school district is to elect committee-men to serve on local school boards.

February 23, 1861

Act to Incorporate the State Educational Association of North Carolina
Authorized assets of $20,000. To publish monthly "The North Carolina Journal of Education."

February 23, 1861

Act to Authorize Certain Persons in the County of Wake to Send Their Children to a Common School in the County of Granville
Two families in Wake County to send children to Granville County - Allen Baily and William C. Mangum.

February 25, 1861

Act to Complete the Buildings of the North Carolina Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind, and Other Purposes
An additional $2,000 for buildings; $100 for books; $900 to teach students how to become book binders.

February 25, 1861

Act to Incorporate the Richland Institute, in the County of Haywood
Eleven (11) trustees named.

February 25, 1861

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Incorporate Bascom College in the Town of Leicester, Buncombe County," Passed at the Session of the General Assembly in the Year 1858-9
Trustees may increase their number not to exceed twenty (20). No spirituous liquors within two (2) miles of college.

December 20, 1862

Act Concerning the North Carolina Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind
$1,500 appropriated to improve the laundry building. $500 appropriated to teach male pupils in shoe-making.

December 20, 1862

Act for the Support of the Insane Asylum of North Carolina
$125,000 appropriated for the years of 1863 and 1864. Additional $14,500 allowed for past years of 1861 and 1862.

January 28, 1863

Act to Incorporate the Beataville Female Seminary in Davidson County
Three (3) trustees named. Authorized assets of $5,000.

February 5, 1863

Act Concerning the State Educational Association of North Carolina
Literary Fund to provide $600 for two more years, 1863 and 1864.

February 12, 1863

Act to Amend the 5th Section of the 19th Chapter of the Laws of North Carolina, Passed at the General Assembly of 1860-61 at its First Session, Concerning Common Schools
Clarified that State Superintendent must report out each and every year in July.

February 12, 1863

Act to Incorporate the Springfield Literary Society
In Guilford County. Six (6) trustees named.

July 6, 1863

Act Authorizing the President and Directors of the Literary Fund of North Carolina to Elect a Treasurer, and to Prescribe His Duties
Salary not to exceed $1,500 per year.

July 7, 1863

Act to Increase the Salary of Public Library for a Limited Time
To be paid an additional $300 per year for 1863 and 1864.

July 7, 1863

Act to Incorporate the Kernersville High School in the County of Forsyth
Thirteen (13) trustees named. Authorized capital stock of $3,000.

May 25, 1864

Act to Incorporate the Yanceyville Female Seminary
In Caswell County. Three (3) trustees named. Authorized $25,000 in assets.

May 25, 1864

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Soldiers' Female Orphan Home in the County of Forsyth
Eighteen (18) trustees named. Authorized $200,000 in assets, and up to 300 acres in land.

May 28, 1864

Act Concerning the North Carolina Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and Blind
Annual appropriation to be $75,000.

May 28, 1864

Act to Authorize the Chairmen of the Boards of the Superintendents of Common Schools of the Several Counties in this State, Who Have Invested The Funds in Their Hands in Confederate States' Bonds, to Sell Said Bonds and Distribute the Proceeds Among the Districts of Their Respective Counties Entitled to Receive the Same
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May 28, 1864

Act to Incorporate the Fayetteville Military Academy
Ten (10) trustees named. Authorized assets of $10,000.

December 2, 1864

Act in Reference to the Trustees of Sardis Academy, in Mecklenburg County
Trustees authorized to sell the school building and lot, and to rebuild on the church lot.

December 3, 1864

Act to Legalize Advancements to the Insane Asylum and to Authorize a Further Advancement
$75,000 already paid to the Asylum is approved. Another $100,000 in near future is also approved.

December 7, 1864

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Wilson Academy, in the County of Chatham
Five (5) trustees named.

December 9, 1864

Act to Incorporate the Bingham School
A Military Academy in the town of Mebane in Alamance County. The 2nd to be named thusly in North Carolina. Moved to Asheville in 1891.

December 9, 1864

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Orphan's Educational Fund
Nine (9) trustees named. Authorized $300,000 to educate children of deceased soldiers of the current war.

December 15, 1864

Act to Incorporate Chicora Collegiate Institute, in the County of Robeson
Forty (40) trustees named. Authorized assets of $100,000.

December 20, 1864

Resolutions Commendatory of the North Carolina Educational Association
Thanks to "home-grown" authors and publishers, and to the Association for using them.

December 23, 1864

Act Appropriating Money to the Insane Asylum
$250,000 appropriated.

December 23, 1864

Act for the Support of the North Carolina Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind, and for Other Purposes
$150,000 per year appropriated for the years of 1865 and 1866. An additional $6,900 appropriated for repairs on the laundry and servant's house.

December 23, 1864

Act to Grade the Common Schools and to Increase their Usefulness
New schools funded by private donations, but still considered to be public, to co-exist with the Common Schools.

December 23, 1864

Act to Incorporate LaPlace High School
County not named. Six (6) trustees named.

February 1, 1865

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Hill Orphan Fund
Frederick J. Hill of Wilmington bequest to Bishop Thomas Atkinson to assist those orphans he chooses to educate.

February 7, 1865

Act to Enlarge the Chartered Privileges of the Trustees of the Yadkin College, in the County of Davidson
May add a "military department" to said college.

December 16, 1865

Resolutions Concerning the North Carolina Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind
Institute to resume normal operations on January 1, 1866.

December 16, 1865

Act to Incorporate the Durham Academy in the County of Orange
Five (5) trustees named.

February 3, 1866

Act to Incorporate Salem Female Academy, at Salem, in the County of Forsyth
Three (3) trustees named, all ministers in the Moravian Church.

February 19, 1866

Act to Incorporate Transylvania Seminary, in Transylvania County, at or Near the Town of Brevard
Eight (8) trustees named. Authorized capital stock of $10,000. Land up to fifty (50) acres to be tax exempt.

February 19, 1866

Act to Incorporate Richland Female Academy, in the County of Onslow
Five (5) trustees named.

February 24, 1866

Act to Incorporate the Leaksville Male Academy, in the County of Rockingham, and to Appoint the Trustees Thereof
Eight (8) trustees named. Chartered for thirty (30) years.

March 6, 1866

Act to Incorporate Little River Select School, in the County of Orange
Eleven (11) trustees named.

March 10, 1866

Act to Amend an Act Passed at the General Assembly at the Session of Eighteen Hundred and Thirty-Eight, Thirty-Nine, Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Greensboro' Female College, in the County of Guilford
Capital stock of $200,000 authorized.

December 19, 1866

Act Providing for the Support of the Insane Asylum
$40,000 appropriated for each of 1867 and 1868. $5,000 appropriated for repairs.

December 22, 1866

Resolution for the Benefit of the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, and the Blind.
$1,700 appropriated to cover liabilities caused by the late war. An additional $5,000 appropriated for 1867. An additional $24,650 appropriated for 1868.

February 11, 1867

Act to Transfer the Land Scrip Given by the United States to the State of North Carolina
Federal grant to establish an Agricultural and Mechanics Arts program at the State University.

February 13, 1867

Act to Amend an Act Passed by the General Assembly, at the Session of 1838-'39, Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Greensboro' Female College, in the County of Guilford"
May issue $200,000 in capital stock to raise money for said college.

February 18, 1867

Act to Incorporate Perquimans Male and Female Academy, in the Town of Hertford, County of Perquimans
Five (5) trustees named.

February 18, 1867

Act to Incorporate the Rockford Male and Female Seminary, at Rockford, Surry County
Seven (7) trustees named.

February 18, 1867

Act to Change the Name of Wayne Female College
Changed to Goldsboro' Female College.

February 18, 1867

Act to Incorporate the Waynesville Baptist College in the County of Haywood, and to Appoint Trustees Thereof
Ten (10) trustees named.

February 21, 1867

Act to Authorize the Trustees of Vine Hill Academy, in the County of Halifax, to Sell a Part of the Lands Belonging to the Institute
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February 25, 1867

Act to Incorporate Wilmington Institute in the City of Wilmington, County of New Hanover
Five (5) trustees named.

February 26, 1867

Act to Authorize the Consolidation of the Securities of the State, Held by the Literary Board, and for Other Purposes
State Bonds to be exchanged for Certificates of Indebtedness issued by the State Treasurer at six percent interest.

February 26, 1867

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Lowell Colored School Society, in the County of Washington
Twelve (12) trustees named. Authorized land up to 500 acres.

February 26, 1867

Act to Amend the Charter of Olin High School
Name changed to Olin Agricultural and Mechanical College. May issue capital stock to $125,000.

February 26, 1867

Act to Authorize the Sale of the Academy in the Town of Elizabeth City
May sell building and lot in town, and apply proceeds to build a new academy in location of their choice.

February 26, 1867

Act to Incorporate Edenborough Medical College, in the County of Robeson
Founded by Dr. Hector McLean.

February 26, 1867

Act to Incorporate the Table Rock Seminary, in the County of Burke
Five (5) trustees named.

February 26, 1867

Act to Amend "An Act to Incorporate and Establish the Hillsboro' Academy at Hillsboro," Passed at the Session of 1861
Name changed to North Carolina Military and Polytechnic Academy. One student from each of the eight (8) judicial districts may attend for free if he agrees to teach for two years.

February 27, 1867

Act to Incorporate the Mecklenburg Female College, in the City of Charlotte
Twenty-two (22) trustees named. Authorized assets up to $500,000.

February 28, 1867

Act to Authorize Incorporated Towns and Cities to Establish Systems of Public Schools
New policy for incorporated towns and cities.

February 28, 1867

Act to Protect Certain Interests of the Common Schools and for Other Purposes
Re-instated certain practices that were employed prior to April of 1865, with some exceptions.

February 28, 1867

Act to Incorporate the Kittrell's Springs Female College, in the County of Granville
Three (3) trustees named. Authorized assets of $500,000.

February 28, 1867

Act to Incorporate the North Carolina Orphan Asylum
In or near Charlotte. Twenty-three (23) directors named.

March 2, 1867

Act to Incorporate the Colored Educational Association of North Carolina
Nine (9) trustees named. Authorized assets of $100,000.

March 4, 1867

Act to Incorporate the Rocky Point Academy, in the County of New Hanover
Seven (7) trustees named.

In 1868, North Carolina ratified a completely new State Constitution on March 16th.

Article I, Section 27 asserted that the people have a right to the privelege of education.
Article III, Section 1 identified a Superintendent of Public Instruction to be elected every four years by the people.
Article V, Section 2 asserted that proceeds from the State and County capitation tax shall be applied to education and the support of the poor.
Article IX provided seventeen (17) sections dedicated to Education via Public Schools available to all children between six and eighteen.
Article XI required that destitute orphans must be cared for and educated; for the education of deaf, dumb, and blind, and the insane; for the education of idiots and inebriates; and for the instruction of some classes of criminals in penal institutions.

Click Here to view / download the North Carolina Constitution of 1868.

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July 28, 1868

Resolution Instructing the Board of Education to Prepare and Report a Plan and Code of Laws for the Organization, Government, &c., of Public Free Schools
How the Board of Education will implement the new State Constitution recently ratified (1868).

August 11, 1868

Act to Require Trustees for the University of North Carolina to Reside in the County for Which They are Chosen
Self explanatory.

August 19, 1868

Act Making an Appropriation for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind Asylum
$8,000 appropriated for the remainder of Calendar Year 1868.

August 22, 1868

Act Providing for the Support of the Insane Asylum
$40,000 appropriated for patient care for the remainder of FY 1869. $10,000 appropriated to repair and paint facility.

August 24, 1868

Act to Provide for the Employment of Convicts and the Erection of a Penitentiary
Educational realities come after penitentiary is built. $200,000 appropriated for site and buildings.

August 24, 1868

Act to Amend the Charter of the Mecklenburg Female College
Trustees to elect five (5) members to become an Executive Committee, which shall manage the college.

January 13, 1869

Act Making an Appropriation for the Deaf and Dumb and Blind Asylum
$30,000 for the current year (1869).

January 19, 1869

Resolution to Provide an Office for the Superintendent of Public Instruction
Western room on the third floor of the State Capital building.

January 30, 1869

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Pitt County Female Institute"
Name changed to Aurora Male and Female College.

February 8, 1869

Act Making an Appropriation to Provide for Securing the Insane Asylum Against Fire
$3,000 appropriated.

February 17, 1869

Act to Amend the Charter of the Judson Female College Located at Hendersonville
No sale of spirituous liquors or a tippling house within one-half mile of said college

February 19, 1869

Act to Grant a Town Lot in the City of Raleigh to Trustees to be Used for the Education of Children
A school for black children. Five (5) trustees named.

March 17, 1869

Act in Relation to Property Belonging to the Board of Education
No sales of any property, real or personal, unless authorized by the General Assembly.

March 17, 1869

Act to Prevent the Sale of Spirituous Liquors Within Two Miles or Less of the Bingham School
In Orange County.

April 1, 1869

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Tuckasege Baptist High School, in the County of Macon
Twenty-two (22) trustees named.

April 6, 1869

Act to Authorize the Board of Education to Sell the Stock Now Owned by the Public School Fund in the Cape Fear Navigation Company
At whatever price the Board deems appropriate.

April 12, 1869

Act to Provide for a System of Public Instruction
First major overhaul of Public Schools since the new 1868 Constitution was ratified. 82 detailed sections.

April 12, 1869

Act to Exempt from Taxation Property Held for Educational Purposes
Only schools that do not charge pupils for tuition, i.e., Public Schools.

April 12, 1869

Act to Provide for the Erection of a Penitentiary
Per new State Constitution; to be built at or near Raleigh. Educational realities come after penitentiary is built.

April 12, 1869

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the North Carolina College, Ratified Twenty-First Day of January, Eighteen Hundred and Fifty-Nine"
No gaming and no spirituous liquors within three (3) miles of said college.

April 12, 1869

Act to Prevent the Sale of Spirituous Liquors Within Five Miles of Rutherford Seminary
In Burke County.

December 11, 1869

Resolution to Provide for the Insane
Current asylum full, with 300 patients waiting. To rent buildings to accommodate 100 in the western, 100 in the central, and 100 in the eastern part of the state until new facilities built.

December 20, 1869

Act Providing for the Support of the Insane Asylum for the Next Fiscal Year
$48,000 appropiriated for patient care for the remainder of FY 1870. $12,000 appropriated for new equipment, paint, furniture, etc.

December 20, 1869

Act Making an Appropriation for the Deaf and Dumb and Blind Asylum
$40,000 appropriated for students for the remainder of FY 1870., $6,000 appropriated for a new heating system and better drainage/sewer system.

January 31, 1870

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Franklin Academy, in Rowan County
Four (4) trustees named. School chartered for 99 years.

February 14, 1870

Resolution in Regard to "An Act to Provide for a System of Public Instruction," Passed at the Session of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty-Eight and One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty-Nine
Previous Act had errors, possible fraud. Joint committee appointed to investigate and bring guilty party before the House for its judgement.

March 9, 1870

Act to Incorporate the Newton Female Academy
In Catawba County. Four (4) trustees named.

March 24, 1870

Act to Incorporate Foy's Mathematical and Classical High School Near Stantonsburg
In Wilson County. Eight (8) trustees named.

March 25, 1870

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Greensboro' Female College
Eight (8) trustees named. Authorized assets of $100,000.

March 25, 1870

Act to Incorporate the Wilson Collegiate Seminary for Young Ladies
Eight (8) trustees named.

March 28, 1870

Act to Restore the Corporate Powers of the Trustees of the Tarboro' Academy
Twelve (12) trustees named - for a male and a female academy. Town to provide two (2) acres for school.

January 21, 1871

Act to Alter Chapter Six of the Revised Code, Concerning the North Carolina Institutition for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind
Board of Directors abolished; Board of Trustees established. Seven (7) new trustees named.

January 21, 1871

Resolution Requesting Aid of Congress in Creating a Literary Fund
Plea to the U.S. government to assist.

February 10, 1871

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Yates Academy, in Chatham County
Six (6) trustees named. Academy already in operations.

February 13, 1871

Act to Incorporate the African Methodist Episcopal Singing School Society of Newbern
Eleven (11) members named.

February 13, 1871

Act Concerning Rutherford Seminary, in Burke County
Named changed to Rutherford College. Trustees may come from any county within the state.

February 15, 1871

Act in Relation to the Public Library
Governor and Supreme Court Justices are now the trustees. State Librarian to be elected by the General Assembly and serve for two (2) years with salary of $500 per year.

February 15, 1871

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Mount Vernon Academy on Bay River, in the County of Craven
Five (5) trustees named.

February 25, 1871

Act to Repeal Section Five, of Chapter Eighty-Six, of the Laws of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-Six and One Thousand Eight Hundred Fifty-Seven
Unsold town lots no longer income for the Columbus Normal School in Polk County. Lots can now be sold to pay down the county debt.

March 7, 1871

Act to Incorporate Statesville Seminary
In Iredell County. Five (5) proprietors named. Authorized captial stock of $50,000.

March 11, 1871

Act Providing for the Support of the Insane Asylum for the Next Fiscal Year
$40,000 appropriated for FY 1871.

March 11, 1871

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Augsburg Male and Female Academy
In Guilford County. Four (4) trustees named.

March 21, 1871

Act Making an Appropriation for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind Asylum
$40,000 appropriated for CY 1781.

March 23, 1871

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Blue Ridge Academy in Henderson County
Twelve (12) trustees named. Academy already exists in Blue Ridge Township.

March 25, 1871

Act Supplemental to an Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Mount Vernon Academy, on Bay River, in Craven County
Repealed the prohibition of selling spirituous liquors within one mile of the academy.

March 31, 1871

Act to Incorporate the Newport Peabody Educational Association
In Carteret County. Five (5) trustees named.

April 1, 1871

Act to Incorporate the Marion High School at Marion, in the County of McDowell
Nine (9) trustees named. To take ownership of the building in town formerly belonging to the Marion Male and Female Academy.

April 1, 1871

Act to Prevent the Sale of Spirituous Liquors Within One Mile of Fort Hembree Academy, in Clay County
Violators may be fined or imprisoned, depending on court.

April 1, 1871

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Little River Academy, in Cumberland County
Four (4) trustees named. Academy already exists.

April 3, 1871

Act to Incorporate the Waynesville Academy Association
Nine (9) trustees named. Authorized $10,000 in assets.

April 4, 1871

Act to Appoint Trustees to the Pitt Academy in the Town of Greenville
Twelve (12) new trustees named.

April 5, 1871

Act in Relation to the Insane Asylum of North Carolina
Fifteen (15) new directors of the asylum are named.

April 5, 1871

Act to Amend Chapter One Hundred and Eighty-Four, Laws of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty-Eight and One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty-Nine Entitled "An Act to Provide for a System of Public Instruction"
Board of Education shall invest the public school fund in United States bonds and securities and railroad bonds, secured by a first mortgage, with General Assembly approval.

April 5, 1871

Act to Authorize the Trustees of the Waynesville Female Academy to Transfer this Property to the Waynesville Academy Association
See April 3, 1871 above.

April 5, 1871

Act to Amend Chapter Two Hundred and Fifty-Eight of the Private Laws of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-Eight and Fifty-Nine, Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Medical Society of the State of North Carolina, and for the Establishment of a Medical Board of Examiners," Ratified the Seventeenth Day of February, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-Nine
Section 10 amended to allow the Board of Examiners to meet at a location of their choosing. Section 14 amended to permit their payment for services and travel to the location of their choosing.

April 6, 1871

Act for the Better Protection of the Literary Fund
Board of Education may not loan out money without consent of General Assembly.

April 6, 1871

Act to Prevent the Sale of Spirituous Liquors Within Two Miles of Blockersville Academy, Cumberland County
Violators may be fined or imprisoned, depending on court.

April 6, 1871

Act to Incorporate the Newtonian Society, at Rutherford College, Burke County, North Carolina
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December 5, 1871

Act to Incorporate the Mount Pleasant Female Seminary, in Cabarrus County
Twelve (12) trustees named.

December 13, 1871

Act to Incorporate the Educational and Loan Association of North Carolina
Twelve (12) trustees named. Set up to assist in getting funding for colleges, seminaries and schools of high grade.

December 18, 1871

Act to Incorporate the Beaufort Peabody Educational Association
In the town of Beaufort, Carteret County. Seven (7) trustees named.

December 22, 1871

Act to Incorporate the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the City of Wilmington
Seven (7) doctors named. Authorized assets of $100,000. Chartered for 99 years.

January 9, 1872

Act to Incorporate the Wilmington Library Association
Five (5) corporators named. Chartered for 99 years.

January 9, 1872

Act to Prohibit the Sale of Spirituous Liquors Within Two Miles of Sylvan Academy and Cane Creek Church
Just south of Snow Camp in Alamance County. In 1872, on the Alamance/Chatham line.

January 19, 1872

Act to Incorporate Rocky Mount College
Twenty-five (25) trustees named.

January 20, 1872

Act to Incorporate the Raleigh Female Seminary
Twelve (12) trustees named.

January 24, 1872

Act for the Support of the Insane Asylum of North Carolina for the Year Ending Thirty-First of December, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Two
$60,000 appropriated for CY 1872.

January 24, 1872

Act to Incorporate Davidson High School, Near Teaguetown, in Davidson County
Eight (8) trustees named. School chartered for 99 years.

January 24, 1872

Act to Incorporate the Wilson Collegiate Institute
Nine (9) trustees named.

January 24, 1872

Act to Incorporate a Literary and Dramatic Association in the Town of Fayetteville
Ten (10) trustees named.

January 24, 1872

Act to Incorporate the Newbern Educational Association
Nineteen (19) trustees named.

January 30, 1872

Act to Authorize the Trustees of Mount Gilead Meeting and School House, of Haywood County, to Sell Their Property
For the benefit of the Midway School House. Five (5) trustees of Midway School House named.

February 1, 1872

Act Making an Appropriation for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind Asylum
$45,000 appropriated for CY 1872.

February 1, 1872

Resolution in Regard to the Lovejoy Academy
Authorized the State to lease a building within the town of Raleigh at Burke Square to the said academy for up to ten (10) years.

February 2, 1872

Act to Incorporate the Thompson Institute
Near Charlotte in Mecklenburg County. Nine (9) trustees named. Affiliated with the Episcopal Church.

February 8, 1872

Act to Change the Time of the Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Insane Asylum
Changed to the first Wednesday in November each year.

February 8, 1872

Act to Incorporate the Cape Fear Club
Founded March 3, 1866. Click Here for more info provided by NCPedia.org. Twenty-two (22) trustees and two (2) officers named.

February 8, 1872

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Catawba Valley Academy, in Catawba County
Academy already functioning near town of Catawba Station (soon to be renamed and incorporated as the town of Catawba). Seven (7) trustees named. Chartered for 99 years.

February 8, 1872

Act to Incorporate the Clarendon Military Academy, in the County of Cumberland
Founder named. Authorized assets of $25,000.

February 8, 1872

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Pisgah Academy, in Gaston County
Academy already functioning in Crowder Mountain Township. Five (5) trustees named. Chartered for 99 years.

February 12, 1872

Act to Consolidate the School Laws and to Provide for a System of Public Instruction
48 detailed sections. Focus on how each County to set up and manage its own schools and school districts.

December 19, 1872

Act for the Support of the Insane Asylum for the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Three
$70,000 appropriated.

January 17, 1873

Act for the Relief of Certain School Teachers
Payment for teachers before recent school law was passed.

January 28, 1873

Act to Prohibit the Sale of Spirituous Liquors Within Two Miles of Excelsior College, in Burke County
$50 fine or thirty (30) days in jail (max).

February 11, 1873

Act to Incorporate Edgecombe Female Seminary
Eleven (11) trustees named. Authorized capital stock of $100,000. Also authorized assets of $100,000.

February 17, 1873

Act Making an Appropriation for the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Three, to the Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institute
$45,000 appropriated for CY 1873. $5,000 of this is authorized for repairs and/or deficits.

February 22, 1873

Resolution in Relation to the Public Library
To contract with an individual to manage the public and legislative libraries for two years and serve as Public Librarian.

February 24, 1873

Act to Alter the Constitution of North Carolina in Relation to the University
General Assembly now appoints trustees.

February 26, 1873

Act to Amend the School Law, Ratified the Twelfth of February, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Two
47 detailed sections.

February 26, 1873

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Oxford Colored Educational Association of Granville County
Five (5) trustees named. To launch a non-sectarian school for boys and girls.

February 28, 1873

Act to Incorporate Lane Field Academy, in Duplin County, Near Warsaw
Eight (8) trustees named. Text says the name was "Lane Field High School."

March 1, 1873

Act to Incorporate the North Carolina Classis
Three (3) officers named. This group founded Catawba College in Newton in 1851. It was moved to Salisbury in 1925.

March 1, 1873

Act to Make a Donation of a Lot Belonging to the State and an Appropriation of Five Thousand Dollars for the Purpose of Establishing an Institution for the Colored Deaf and Dumb and Blind
Location of lot specified. $5,000 appropriated for buildings only.

March 1, 1873

Act for the Benefit of the North Carolina Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind
In 1870, the fiscal year was changed to match the calendar year, and four months of appropriations fell through the cracks. $15,000 appropirated this year to make it up.

March 3, 1873

Act to Amend an Act for the Support of the Lunatic Asylum of the State of North Carolina for the Year Ending Thirty-First December, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Three
Added that the directors shall only request one-fourth of funds appropriated each quarter.

March 3, 1873

Act to Establish a House of Correction and Refuge in the County of New Hanover
Five managers to be appointed, and authorized to levy a new county tax. Convicted criminals - males up to 21, females up to 18 - to be employed and instructed. All juveniles to be taught in reading, writing, spelling and arithmetic.

December 11, 1873

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Davidson College"
Section V - trustees do not have to be appointed by the Presbytery from North Carolina. Section IX - liquor not to be given or sold to anyone, not just students of the college.

December 15, 1873

Act to Incorporate the Weaverville College in Buncombe County
Fifteen (15) trustees named. Authorized assets of $20,000.

January 24, 1874

Act to Provide the Necessary Appropriation for the Institution of the Deaf and Dumb, and the Blind, for the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Four
$46,500 appropriated for CY 1874. $6,500 of this to be used to complete the building for colored students.

January 26, 1874

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Fairfield Academy in the County of Hyde
Five (5) trustees named. Chartered for 99 years.

January 28, 1874

Act to Provide for the Election of Trustees of the University of North Carolina
Per recent amendment (1873) to the State Constitution, the General Assembly now elects 64 trustees for UNC.

January 30, 1874

Act Concerning Rock Spring Seminary and to Incorporate a Board of Trustees Therefor
In Lincoln County. Five (5) trustees named.

February 7, 1874

Act to Fix the Time and Place of the First Meeting of the Trustees of the University
To meet in Raleigh on February 18, 1874.

February 11, 1874

Act to Provide for and Furnish Arms to Military Schools
240 breech loading Springfield rifles.

February 11, 1874

Act to Authorize the County Board of Education of Randolph to Organize a Teacher's Institute
Ten days to instruct and examine teachers in various subjects. Also authorized the same for Guilford County.

February 11, 1874

Act Empowering the Board of Education for Davidson County to Establish a Teachers' Institute or Normal School
Annually host a teachers' institute for twenty-five (25) days to instruct public school teachers. Repealed in December 1874.

February 14, 1874

Act for the Support, Repairs, Improvement and Payment of the Debts of the Insane Asylum for the Year Anno Domini One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Four
$65,000 appropriated for FY 1874.

February 16, 1874

Act in Favor of the North Carolina Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind
$500 - balance due from CY 1873.

February 16, 1874

Act to Legalize the Acts of the School Trustees of Kernersville Townsip in Forsyth County
In collecting school taxes for 1869, 1870, and 1871.

February 16, 1874

Act for the Government of the Penitentiary
First details of how penitentiary operates. Construction still not complete. 22 detailed sections.

February 16, 1874

Act for the Relief of Such Counties as Have not Received the Compensation Allowed by Law for the Support of Lunatics
From March 28, 1870 to February 16, 1874, authorized up to $100 per year per lunatic cared for by his home county.

February 16, 1874

Act to Amend the Charter of Trinity College
Illegal sale of liquors or illegal gaming now under the jurisdiction of town magistrate(s).

February 16, 1874

Act to Incorporate the Halifax Educational Association, of Halifax County
Seven (7) trustees named. To establish an institution for learning.

February 16, 1874

Act Prohibit the Sale of Spirituous Liquors in Certain Localities
10 schools named in 10 counties. Does not include entire text of this legislative Act. Just the list of schools.

December 4, 1874

Act to Repeal an Act Entitled "An Act Empowering the Board of Education for Davidson County to Establish a Teachers' Institute or Normal School"
Original Act - February 11, 1874 - above. Reason for the repeal not provided in the Legislative Act.

December XX, 1874

Act to Incorporate Monroe High School, in the County of Union
Twenty-five (25) corporators named. Authorized assets of $50,000.

December 19, 1874

Joint Resolution for the Relief of the Insane Asylum
$7,873 appropriated to pay off current debts of asylum.

December 21, 1874

Resolution for the Relief of the North Carolina Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind
Institute needs additional $5,000 to pay bills until January of 1875.

February 3, 1875

Resolution Concerning Educational Interests of Cherokee County
Property of Mount Pleasant Academy owned by the State, and hereby donated to Cherokee County. If school is closed, property reverts back to the State.

February 3, 1875

Act to Continue in Force an Act Appointing Trustees for Haywood Academy, in Chatham County
Five (5) new trustees named.

February 5, 1875

Act to Incorporate Trustees of Statesville Academy
Five (5) trustees named. Authorized capital stock of $50,000. The old Buena Vista Academy is mentioned.

February 20, 1875

Act to Incorporate the Western North Carolina Baptist Female College
Nine (9) trustees named. Authorized assets up to $300,000.

February 23, 1875

Resolution on the Subject of an Asylum
Five (5) members of the General Assembly to tour several towns in the western part of the state to decide which is best suited for the Western Insane Asylum under consideration.

February 25, 1875

Act for the Better Regulation of the Newbern Academy
Thirteen (13) new trustees named.

February 26, 1875

Act to Provide for the Support of the North Carolina Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind for the Years One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Five and One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Six
$45,000 appropriated for each of CY 1875 and CY 1876. An additional $3,000 also appropriated for repairs to buildings in CY 1875.

February 26, 1875

Act to Incorporate the Board of Directors of the Hickory High School, in the County of Catawba
Seven (7) directors named. $20,000 in assets authorized.

February 27, 1875

Resolution in Relation to the Journal of Education
$700 appropriated to purchase 1,500 copies of the Journal and provide to county school boards.

March 2, 1875

Resolution in Regard to the Lovejoy Academy
State to lease building for another ten (10) years. See February 1, 1872 above.

March 3, 1875

Act to Incorporate Graham High School, in Alamance County
Founder named.

March 10, 1875

Act to Support the Insane Asylum of North Carolina
$70,000 per annum appropriated for CY 1875 and CY 1876. $5,000 of this total may be used for repairs and maintenance.

March 10, 1875

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Burnt Chimney Academy, in Rutherford County
Ten (10) trustees named. Authorized assets up to $20,000.

March 11, 1875

Act to Amend an Act Ratified the Twenty-Eighth of December, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty-Three, Entitled "An Act to Amend an Act Entitled 'An Act to Establish a Literary and Manual Labor Institution, in the County of Wake,'" Passed in One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty-Three
Wake Forest College. Thirty-seven (37) new trustees named. Authorized assets up to $500,000. Up to 300 acres of land is tax exempt. Chartered for fifty (50) years.

March 17, 1875

Act to Appoint Trustees for Pleasant Retreat Academy
At Lincolnton, Lincoln County, originally incorported on December 10, 1813, and amended on November 20, 1819 (see above). Five (5) trustees named.

March 19, 1875

Act to Provide Additional Arms for Military Schools
400 Springfield Rifles.

March 19, 1875

Act to Incorporate the Shaw University
Twelve (12) trustees named. Authorized assets of $500,000. Authorized property of $200,000.

March 20, 1875

Act to Provide Another Asylum for the Insane of North Carolina
Five (5) commissioners appointed to oversee the site selection and initial construction of a new asylum to be in or near the town of Morganton in Burke County. $50,000 appropriated for CY 1875, and $25,000 appropriated for CY 1876.

March 20, 1875

Act to Provide for the Colored Insane of North Carolina
$10,000 per annum appropriated. To use the existing Marine Hospital in Wilmington, NC. All colored patients in Raleigh to be transferred to Wilmington. Nothing happened. See March 12, 1877 below for the restart.

March 20, 1875

Act in Relation to the Land Scrip Fund for Establishment of Colleges for the Benefit of Agricultural and Mechanical Arts
US Congress provided assistance, and the trustees of UNC squandered this in worthless bonds. General Assembly ordered UNC trustees to pay interest and make up the funds, then establish at least one A&M college as required.

March 22, 1875

Act to Provide for the Erection of a New Kitchen and Store House Rooms at the Insane Asylum
$5,000 authorized, plus the use of convict labor from the State Penitentiary is authorized.

March 22, 1875

Act to Incorporate the Historical Society of North Carolina
Twenty-eight (28) corporators named. 2nd incarnation of this society. Unknown when first established or why it fizzled.

March 22, 1875

Act to Amend Section One, Chapter Fourteen of Private Laws of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-One, and to Re-Enact the Same
The African Methodist Episcopal Singing School Society - first group of trustees did nothing. Eight (8) new corporators named. Society in New Bern, NC.

March 22, 1875

Act to Authorize the Establishment of Public Graded Schools in the City of Charlotte
Voters must decide if they want this. If so, they will be taxed to pay for new schools.

March 22, 1875

Act to Incorporate the Wilberforce School
Nine (9) trustees named. A planned college for colored students in Morganton, Burke County. Never built due to insufficient funds.

March 22, 1875

Act to Incorporate Wilkesboro High School, in the County of Wilkes
Seven (7) trustees named.

March 22, 1875

Act to Prohibit the Sale of Spirituous Liquors in Certain Localities
12 schools named in 12 counties. Does not include entire text of this legislative Act. Just the list of schools.

January 9, 1877

Act to Incorporate the Kinston Collegiate Institute
Twenty-four (24) trustees named. Authorized assets of $25,000.

January 23, 1877

Act to Amend the Charter of Davidson College
No intoxicating liquors within three (was two) miles of college. Four (4) additional trustees to be elected by alumni.

February 7, 1877

Act to Prohibit the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors Within Two Miles of Waynesville Academy, in the County of Haywood
Those convicted shall be fined or imprisoned, depending on the court.

February 10, 1877

Act to Incorporate the Biddle University
Was the Biddle Memorial Institute, a "Freedman's College," already established in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County on April 7, 1867, and held in a church building until 1876. Name changed in 1923 to Johnson C. Smith University. Ten (10) trustees named. Authorized assets of $200,000. Land up to fifty (50) acres is tax exempt. Act amended in 1887 below.

February 12, 1877

Resolution on the Subject of Asylum, in Favor of Raising a Joint Committee
One from the senate, two from the house of representatives, to investigate potential buildings for colored insane asylum. Another resolution on March 8th to pay their expenses.

February 23, 1877

Act Increasing the Number of Trustees of the University
Eight more trustees to be appointed by the General Assembly, now seventy-two (72).

February 23, 1877

Act to Amend Sections One and Two of Chapter Thirty-Seven, Private Laws of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Two and One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Three, Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Oxford Colored Edcuational Association, of Granville County"
Five (5) new trustees named. Apparently the first trustees did not accomplish much. To establish a colored school for both boys and girls in the town of Oxford.

February 27, 1877

Act to Support the Insane Asylum of North Carolina
$60,000 appropriated per annum for 1877 and 1878. $5,000 appropriated for repairs and maintenance.

March 3, 1877

Act to Incorporate the Board of Trustees of the Lillington Academy, in the County of Pender
Seven (7) trustees named.

March 5, 1877

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Wentworth Male Academy, in the County of Rockingham
Seven (7) trustees named. This Act amended on March 11, 1895 to name new trustees; see below.

March 5, 1877

Act to Incorporate the North Carolina Baptist Students' Aid Association
Sixteen (16) trustees named. Authorized assets of $25,000. All property exempt from public taxation.

March 6, 1877

Act to Incorporate Kings Mountain Baptist Female Seminary, at Shelby, North Carolina
Thirty (30) trustees named. Authorized assets of $100,000.

March 6, 1877

Act to Incorporate the Moravian Falls Academy, in Wilkes County
Academy already in existence. Seven (7) trustees named. Authorized assets of $6,000.

March 7, 1877

Act to Provide for the Completion of the Western Asylum for the Insane
Governor to appoint three (3) commissioners to manage the construction. May use convict labor. $30,000 appropriated for 1877 and 1878 to this effort.

March 7, 1877

Act to Amend Certain Sections of Chapter Six, Battle's Revisal, in Relation to the Insane Asylum at Raleigh
Click Here to learn about Battle's Revisal. Nine (9) directors to manage said asylum. Several other minor changes.

March 9, 1877

Act to Revise and Consolidate the Public School Law
48 detailed sections. Necessitated due to this General Assembly's ratification of "An Act to Establish County Governments," passed on February 27, 1877.

March 9, 1877

Act to Establish Normal Schools
Connected to UNC for training white teachers. TBD for training colored teachers. $2,000 per year for 1877 and 1878 appropriated for each race to make this happen.

March 12, 1877

Act to Provide for the Support of the North Carolina Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind for the Years One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Seven and One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Eight
$42,500 appropriated for each year.

March 12, 1877

Act to Provide an Asylum for the Colored Insane of the State
See March 20, 1875 above. Nothing done. To restart. Governor to appoint seven (7) new commissioners.

March 12, 1877

Act to Authorize Townships Having Within Their Limits Cities of Five Thousand Inhabitants and Upwards to Levy Taxes for the Support of Graded Public Schools
Cities of Newbern, Wilmington, Goldsboro, and Charlotte are not included in this Act.

March 12, 1877

Act to Authorize the Commissioners of Hillsboro' to Sell the Academy Lot in Said Town
To sell the lot and buildings of the Hillsborough Male Academy, if the voters agree to said sale.

March 12, 1877

Act to Prohibit the Sale of Spirituous Liquors Within Two Miles of the Orphan Asylum, in Granville County
Fine of $50 or thirty (30) days in jail. Voters of Oxford must approve first.

March 12, 1877

Act to Incorporate the Orphans' Home of Western North Carolina
Twenty-four (24) trustees named. Authorized assets of $20,000. At or near Asheville in Buncombe County.

March 12, 1877

Act to Prohibit the Sale of Liquors in Certain Localities
8 schools named in 7 counties. Does not include entire text of this legislative Act. Just the list of schools.

February 4, 1879

Act to Amend the Charter of Davidson College
Increased number of trustees from 48 to 60.

February 8, 1879

Act to Incorporate the Burgaw Male and Female Academy
In Pender County. Five (5) trustees named.

February 14, 1879

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Center Point Institute, in Iredell County, and for Other Purposes
Four (4) trustees named.

February 14, 1879

Act to Amend Chapter Eighty-Three of the Private Laws of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Four and One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Five, in Regard to Wake Forest College
Added details on other types of spirituous liquors prohibited.

February 20, 1879

Act to Continue in Force the Act to Establish Normal Schools, and for Other Purposes
Added text to include "females" and a "preparatory department" for the colored normal school.

February 20, 1879

Act to Incorporate the Love and Charity Society of Wilson Creek Academy, in the County of Caldwell
Six (6) trustees named.

March 1, 1879

Act to Authorize a History of North Carolina for the Use of the Common Schools in this State
John Wheeler Moore, of Hertford County, published two volumes in 1880.

March 5, 1879

Act to Authorize the Board of Education of Johnston County to Pay the Orders Made on the Treasurer of Johnston County by the Township Trustees in Favor of the Common School Teachers, Prior to the Years One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Six and One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Seven
Screw-up due to March 9, 1877 revisal of the Public School Law caused teachers not to be paid. To be paid with interest.

March 5, 1879

Act to Authorize the Board of Commissioners of Madison, Clay and Surry Counties to Pay Certain Claims for Teaching Schools
State to assist in county deficiencies of funds.

March 5, 1879

Act to Incorporate Yancey County High School
At Bald Creek. Six (6) trustees named. Chartered for 90 years.

March 8, 1879

An Act Abolishing "The Insane Asylum of North Carolina" and Incorporating "The North Carolina Insane Asylum"
48 detailed sections, a major redo. To be managed by a board of directors with seven (7) members, including the Governor. Abolished county taxes for the insane.

March 8, 1879

Act to Amend the Charter of the Bingham School
School now empowered to confer such degrees and marks of honor as are usually conferred by literary institutions.

March 10, 1879

Act to Authorize the Town of Asheville, in the County of Buncombe, To Levy Taxes for the Support of Graded Public Schools
Voters must approve prior to tax being levied.

March 10, 1879

Act to Provide for the Completion of the Western Asylum for the Insane
$25,000 appropriated for 1879 and 1880. $20,000 appropriated for Colored Insane Asylum near Goldsboro.

March 11, 1879

Act to Provide for the Support of the North Carolina Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind for the Years One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Nine and One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty
$32,500 appropriated for 1879 and 1880.

March 11, 1879

Resolution Asking Our Senators and Representatives in Congress to Advocate the Establishment of Two Universities in the South
One for whites and one for colored. To ask Congress for one million dollars for each school.

March 12, 1879

Act to Pay off the Indebtedness of the Insane Asylum
$8,000 for repairs and maintenance in earlier year.

March 13, 1879

Act to Establish a Normal School at Trinity College, Davidson College and Wake Forest College
Also at UNC in Chapel Hill.

March 13, 1879

Act to Incorporate Smith's Bridge High School Joint Stock Company
In Macon County. aka Smith's Bridge Academy. Nine (9) trustees named.

March 13, 1879

Act to Prohibit the Sale of Intoxicating Liquor in Certain Localities
14 schools named in 12 counties. Does not include entire text of this legislative Act. Just the list of schools.

March 14, 1879

Act to Incorporate Zion Wesley Institute, Cabarrus County
In the town of Concord. Nine (9) trustees named. Chartered for twenty-one (21) years. This Act repealed on February 19, 1885, with the establishment of Zion Wesley College. See below. A college for colored students. Moved to Salisbury in 1882, and renamed to Livingstone College in 1887.

March 14, 1879

Act to Amend the Constitution of North Carolina in Relation to the Support of the Deaf Mutes, the Blind and the Insane of the State
All indigents of these to be in the care of the State.

March 14, 1879

Act for the Better Protection of the Pupils of the North Carolina Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind from Contagious Diseases, and for Other Purposes Therein Contained
Title does not match content. Content discusses clothing for both races and a garden for the colored pupils.

March 14, 1879

A Resolution Concerning the Penitentiary Sunday School
$50 appropriated for Bibles and other spiritual books.

March 14, 1879

Resolution Providing for Aid for the Orphan Asylum at Oxford, North Carolina
State to provide $3,000 annually for education. Asylum must provide written report to governor and general assembly.

March 14, 1879

Act to Appoint Additional Trustees of Newton Academy, in Buncombe County
Ten (10) new trustees named.

March 27, 1880

Act to Authorize the Board of Education of Edgecombe County to Pay Certain School Claims
Brunswick, Pender, and Washington counties also. Must pay teachers who are yet to be paid for 1878.

March 29, 1880

Act to Authorize the Establishment of Graded Schools in the Town of Salisbury and in the Township of Goldsboro
Qualified voters must approve a special school tax before schools are authorized. The Salisbury portion of this Act was amended on January 30, 1889; see below.

March 29, 1880

Act to Amend that Part of Chapter Two Hundred and Thirty-Two of the Laws of Eighteen Hundred and Seventy-Nine Which Prohibits the Sale of Spirituous Liquors, Bitters or any other Intoxicating Drinks Within Three Miles of Chowan Female Institute
In Murfreesboro, Hertford County. Name changed to Chowan Baptist Female Institute.

March 29, 1880

Act to Incorporate the Historical and Scientific Society of Wilmington, North Carolina
Twenty-nine (29) trustees named.

January 20, 1881

Act to Amend Chapter Thirteen of the Private Laws of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Nine, in Regard to Wake Forest College
Illegal to sell spirituous liquors within five miles of college. Was three miles.

January 24, 1881

Act to Incorporate Oak Ridge Institute
In Guilford County. Thirteen (13) trustees named. Chartered for thirty (30) years.

January 29, 1881

Act to Empower the Commissioners of Chowan County to Pay Certain School Orders Issued Prior to December First, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Eight, Out of Any Surplus in the Treasury Belonging to the School Fund
Outstanding past due payments from 1878 or earlier.

January 31, 1881

Act to Authorize the Treasurer of Johnston County to Pay Certain School Orders
To pay teachers for 1880 school year.

January 31, 1881

Resolution of Instruction to our Senators and Members of the House of Representatives in the Congress of the United States, in Relation to the Educational Fund
Educational Bill now before the U.S. Congress. NC General Assembly wants NC congressmen to vote "for" said bill.

February 3, 1881

Act to Prevent the Sale of Spirituous Liquors Within One Mile of Trap Hill Academy in Wilkes County
Fined or imprisoned, or both, at the discretion of the court.

February 11, 1881

Act to Amend an Act Concerning the Appointment of Trustees for Franklin Academy in Macon County
Five (5) named "acting trustees" now made official. Repealed on February 19, 1897; see below.

February 11, 1881

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Concordia College, Situated at Conover in Catawba County, North Carolina
Eight (8) trustees named. Authorized assets of $150,000. Building already under construction.

February 17, 1881

Act to Require the Public Treasurer to Sell Certain Bonds and Apply the Proceeds Thereof to the Common School Fund
Sell about half this year, and about half next year. Schools need the funding now.

February 17, 1881

Act to Authorize the Trustees of Public Library to Publish Certain Public Records, &c., For the Use of the Library
Records, papers, documents and manuscripts as they may deem proper, bearing date prior to the year 1781.

February 17, 1881

Act to Restore to the School Fund the Money Expended for Support of Normal Schools
Treasurer to replace funds with four (4) percent interest.

February 18, 1881

Act to Provide for the Support of the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind
$34,000 per annum for both 1881 and 1882.

February 18, 1881

Act for the Relief of School Districts in New Salem Township, Numbers Ten and Twelve, in the County of Union
To correct payment errors of 1877. This is the first of many individual county payment errors for education issues, that will not be included herein.

February 19, 1881

Act to Amend Chapter Eighty-Four, Laws of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-Eight and One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-Nine, Relative to the Charter of Catawba College
May allow the sale of liquor for medicinal purposes by
one licensed druggist in Newton, with physician's prescription. Penalties adjusted.

February 25, 1881

Resolution to Amend the Resolution Providing for Aid for the Orphan Asylum at Oxford, North Carolina, Ratified the Fourteenth Day of March, Anno Domini One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Nine
Increased aid from $3,000 per annum to $5,000 per annum.

February 25, 1881

Act to Incorporate Shiloh Academy in the County of Davidson
Nine (9) trustees named.

February 25, 1881

Act to Incorporate the Jonesboro High School
In Moore County. Fourteen (14) trustees named. Chartered for fifty (50) years.

March 1, 1881

Act to Carry into Effect Certain Provisions of the Constitution of the State in Regard to the University
$5,000 appropriated annually to increase the number attending normal school to become teachers. $2,000 appropriated to launch at least four (4) new normal schools for whites, and $2,000 appropriated to launch at least four (4) new normal schools for colored.

March 2, 1881

Act to Donate One Acre of State Land to Shaw University for the Purpose of Erecting a Colored Medical College
Must start construction within one year, and complete all buildings within three years.

March 3, 1881

Act Making Appropriations for the Several Insane Asylums of North Carolina
$50,000 per year for next two years for Asylum in Raleigh. $7,500 per year for building repairs and maintenance. $1,400 for water-works reconstruction. $40,000 per year for next two years to complete construction of the Western Insane Asylum in Morganton. $20,000 for equipment and furnishings for the Western Insane Asylum. $15,000 per year for next two years to support Eastern Insane Asylum in Goldsboro. $8,099 appropriated for expenditures already made for Goldsboro since it opened in August of 1880. $10,000 per year for next two years to build another wing at Goldsboro.

March 5, 1881

Act for the Better Government of the North Carolina Insane Asylum
39 detailed sections. New Board of Directors to have nine (9) members.

March 5, 1881

Act to Establish Graded Schools in Goldsboro Township in Wayne County
Voters must approve first. Seven (7) trustees for white schools named. Seven (7) trustees for colored schools named.

March 5, 1881

Act to Incorporate the Eastern North Carolina Insane Asylum
34 detailed sections. For the colored insane, situated at Goldsboro, NC.

March 5, 1881

Act in Relation to the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind
Governor, with consent of the Senate, to appoint seven (7) new trustees to manage this corporation.

March 5, 1881

Act to Amend Chapter Thirty-Six of the Laws of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Four and One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Five, Concerning Graham High School
Name changed to Graham Normal College.

March 9, 1881

Act to Establish a Graded School in the Town of Durham
Voters must approve first. Authorized assets of $50,000.

March 9, 1881

Act to Incorporate the Bingham School Trust Fund
Five (5) corporators named to manage said fund.

March 10, 1881

Act to Revise and Consolidate the Public School Law and to Make More Efficient the System of Public Instruction in This State
A major overhaul of the School Law. 64 detailed sections. New State Board of Education defined, and to replace the "president and directors of the Literary Fund." Office of "county examiner" is abolished. Authorized counties to conduct teachers' institutes to help better all teachers in the state.

March 10, 1881

Act to Prohibit the Sale of Spirituous Liquors in Certain Localities in Anson County
Four (4) schools named.

March 10, 1881

Act to Incorporate Roanoke Non-Sectarian Male and Female Academy on Roanoke River
At Plymouth in Washington County. Fifty-five (55) trustees from thirteen (13) different counties named.

March 10, 1881

Act to Incorporate the Western Insane Asylum
43 detailed sections. Near Morganton, Burke County. To have nine (9) members as Board of Directors.

March 10, 1881

Act to Incorporate the Western Union Normal School for the Colored, in the Town of Monroe, in Union County
Eleven (11) trustees named. Chartered for 99 years.

March 10, 1881

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Tyson's Creek Academy, in Chatham County
Five (5) trustees named. Chartered for 99 years.

March 11, 1881

Act to Encourage the Colleges of the State in Establishing Libraries
State to provide copies of Supreme Court reports and Acts of the General Assembly to colleges that already have at least 5,000 books in their library. They must request.

March 12, 1881

Act Supplemental to "An Act to Revise and Consolidate the Public School Law and to Make More Efficient the System of Public Instruction in This State," Ratified the Tenth Day of March, Anno Domini, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty-One
Directly above. Changed dates in two sections.

March 12, 1881

Act to Prohibit the Sale of Spirituous Liquors in Certain Localities
29 schools named in 22 counties. Does not include entire text of this legislative Act. Just the list of schools.

January 26, 1883

Act to Establish a Graded Public School in the Town of Statesville
Iredell County. Voters must approve first.

January 26, 1883

Act to Appropriate and Set Apart Certain Funds to the Use of the Board of Directors of the Western North Carolina Insane Asylum
$6,276.30 for furnishing and maintenance of said asylum.

January 26, 1883

Resolution in Regard to the Distribution of Surplus Funds in the Treasury of the United States for School Purposes
Based on illiteracy statistics found in the recent US census.

February 6, 1883

Act to Amend Section Twenty-Six, Chapter Two Hundred, Laws of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty-One
Public School Law. Makes an exception and allows funds for public schools be used to repair two private academies in Lincolnton.

February 6, 1883

Act to Incorporate the Horner School, of Oxford
In Granville County.

February 13, 1883

Act to Establish Graded Schools in the City of New Bern
Voters must approve first. New Bern Academy trustees to be trustees over white graded school. Seventeen (17) trustees named for the colored graded school.

February 13, 1883

Act to Amend Chapter Twenty-Seven, Laws of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty, Relating to the Salisbury Graded School
Rowan County Treasurer to pay to the Salisbury Graded School money appropriated for School District Number 27.

February 13, 1883

Act to Amend Chapter One Hundred and Twenty-One, Laws of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Six and Seventy-Seven
Added eight more trustees for UNC.

February 17, 1883

Act to Incorporate the Yadkin Mineral Spring Academy in Stanly County
Five (5) trustees named. This Act was amended on February 27, 1899; see below.

February 20, 1883

Act to Incorporate the Insane Asylums of the State and for Other Purposes
43 detailed sections. Two asylums for whites; boards to figure out dividing line. One asylum for colored.

February 20, 1883

Act to Incorporate the Globe Academy, in Caldwell County
Nine (9) corporators named. Five (5) temporary trustees named.

February 21, 1883

Act to Incorporate the Fayetteville Public Graded and Normal School for Whites
Nineteen (19) trustees named, and given control of all white public school funds for the town. Voters to decide to levy additional tax to fund said school. Amended on February 28, 1893; see below.

February 22, 1883

Act to Incorporate the Shelby Baptist Female College at Shelby, North Carolina
In Cleveland County. Nine (9) trustees named.

February 22, 1883

Act to Incorporate the King's Mountain High School at King's Mountain, North Carolina
In Cleveland County. Five (5) trustees named. Authorized to take over the existing academy building in said town. This Act was amended on February 28, 1899; see below.

February 27, 1883

Act in Relation to the Graded Schools of Goldsboro Township in the County of Wayne
Seven (7) trustees named. Authorized to take over the property of the former Goldsboro Female College.

February 27, 1883

Act to Establish a Graded School in the Town of Monroe
In Union County. Voters to decide upon a new school tax first.

February 27, 1883

Act to Establish Graded Schools in Wilson Township, Wilson County
Wilson Graded School District boundaries defined. Voters of newly-defined school district to decide if they want an additional tax levied to pay for said schools. Nine (9) trustees named for each of the white and colored schools. Act amended on March 11, 1895; see below.

February 27, 1883

Act for the Promotion of Female Education
Greensboro Female College Association has assumed the debts of the Greensboro Female College, and authorized to issue $40,000 in bonds to keep the college open.

February 28, 1883

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Hayesville High School
In Clay County. Five (5) trustees named.

February 28, 1883

Act Concerning a Devise to the Oxford Orphan Asylum
E.P. Powell bequeated his estate to the State for them to use for the orphanage. State did not want this responsibility, so the General Assembly transferred this bequest to the Masons to oversee and manage on behalf of the orphanage.

February 28, 1883

Act to Amend Sections Seven (7), Ten (10) and Eleven (11) of Chapter Twenty-Three (23) of the Private Laws of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Six and One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Seven, Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Biddle University"
Repealed the requirement that degrees are confined to the regular students. Now authorized assets of $1,000,000; was only $200,000. Now authorized 200 acres free from taxation; was 50 acres.

February 28, 1883

Act to Incorporate the Platonic Literary Society of Rutherford College
In Burke County. Five (5) members named.

March 2, 1883

Act to Prohibit the Sale of Spirituous Liquors in Certain Places in Randolph County
Promise Land Academy named.

March 3, 1883

Act to Establish Graded Schools at Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina
Eighteen (18) temporary trustees named to manage white school. Seven (7) trustees named to manage colored school. Act repealed on January 19, 1885, see below.

March 6, 1883

Act to Provide for the Support of the Institution for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind
$36,000 appropriated for 1883 and 1884. $5,000 appropriated for repairs and maintenance at both facilities.

March 6, 1883

Act Relating to Graded Schools in Guilford County
Voters in each town may decide, or not, for additional taxes to pay for graded schools.

March 6, 1883

Act to Establish a Graded School in the Town of Kinston, in Lenoir County
Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said school. Nine (9) trustees named for each of the white school and the colored school.

March 7, 1883

Act to Establish Graded Schools in Tarboro Township in Edgecombe County
Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools. Seven (7) trustees named for each of the white school and the colored school.

March 7, 1883

Act to Establish Graded Schools in Lenoir Township, in Caldwell County.
Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools. Seven (7) trustees named for each of the white school and the colored school.

March 7, 1883

Act to Incorporate Central Institute for Young Ladies
In Warren County, near the town of Littleton, which is in Halifax County near the Warren/Halifax County Line. Eleven (11) corporators named. Authorized capital stock of $350,000. Thirteen (13) temporary officers/directors named. Renamed to Littleton Female College by legislative Act of March 4, 1887; see below.

March 7, 1883

Act to Incorporate the Colored Orphan Home of Eastern North Carolina
Eleven (11) corporators named. Authorized assets of $25,000.

March 8, 1883

Act to Provide for Local Assessments in Aid of Public Schools
Each county school district may submit to the voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to help pay for public schools.

March 8, 1883

Act to Prohibit the Manufacture and Sale of Spirituous Liquors Within One Mile of Rutherford College
In Burke County.

March 8, 1883

Act to Prohibit the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors in Certain Localities in the County of Madison
Two schools named: Brush Creek School House and Bryant School House.

March 8, 1883

Act to Establish a Graded School in Shoe Heel School Districts Number One and Two for White Children
In Robeson County. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools. Six (6) trustees named for School District No. 1. Five (5) trustees named for School District No. 2.

March 8, 1883

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Mt. St. Joseph Academy, Situated at Hickory, in Catawba County, North Carolina
Four (4) trustees named. Authorized assets of $150,000. May borrow up to $1,000 at any one time.

March 9, 1883

Act to Establish a Graded School in Lumberton School District, Number Seventy, For White Children
Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said school. Eleven (11) trustees named.

March 9, 1883

Act to Establish Graded Schools in the Counties of Nash and Edgecombe
Town of Rocky Mount. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools. Seven (7) trustees named for each of the white school and the colored school.

March 9, 1883

Act to Incorporate Stanhope Academy, in Nash County
Academy already in operation. Seven (7) trustees named.

March 12, 1883

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Revise and Consolidate the Public School Law and to Make More Efficient the System of Public Instruction in This State," Ratified March Tenth, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty-One
Office of "county examiner" restored. Many date changes for when things are to be done or when due. Local school boards may contract with private schools to teach public students. Twenty-one sections providing many small changes to the existing Public School Law.

March 12, 1883

Act to Repeal Local Prohibition in Certain Localities and to Prohibit the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors in Certain Other Localities
10 schools named in 9 counties. Does not include entire text of this legislative Act. Just the list of schools.

March 12, 1883

Act to Complete the New Wing of the Eastern North Carolina Insane Asylum at Goldsboro, and to Furnish the Same
$2,500 appropriated.

March 12, 1883

Act to Appropriate Fifty Dollars Per Annum for the Use of the Penitentiary Sunday School
Paid to the Warden by the State Treasurer.

March 12, 1883

Act to Amend Chapter Two Hundred and Thirty-Four of the Laws of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty-One
Mount Pleasant Male and Female Academy in Guilford County named.

March 12, 1883

Act to Amend Chapter Two Hundred and Thirty-One, Laws of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty-One
Durham Graded School. Trustees to be elected biennially, not annually. Now in Durham County. Other nit changes.

March 12, 1883

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Insane Asylums of the State and for Other Purposes," Passed at the Present Session of the General Assembly
Boards of directors for each asylum to define rules for payments required of the State Treasurer.

March 12, 1883

Act to Establish Graded Schools in the Town of Washington, North Carolina
Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said school. Nine (9) trustees named for each of the white school and the colored school.

March 12, 1883

Act to Establish a Graded School in Magnolia, Duplin County
Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said school. Five (5) trustees named to manage the white graded school. County Commissioners to appoint five (5) trustees to manage the colored graded school.

March 12, 1883

Act to Make Appropriations for the Several Insane Asylums of the State
$58,000 per annum for Raleigh. $40,000 per annum for Morganton. $25,000 per annum for Goldsboro. Additional $35,000 per annum for next two years to complete the north wing at Morganton.

March 12, 1883

Act to Amend Chapter Sixteen of the Private Laws of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy and Seventy-One
Three (3) new trustees named to replace three (3) earlier names for Mt. Vernon Academy in Craven County.

March 12, 1883

Act to Incorporate [Farbush] Union School, in the County of Yadkin
A colored school. Seven (7) trustees named.

March 12, 1883

Act to Amend an Act of the General Assembly of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty-Six and Forty-Seven, Relating to the Richmond Academy at Rockingham
Trustees may purchase, own, and sell real estate. No longer required to post a bond.

January 13, 1885

Act to Stop a Special Election in School District Number Eleven in Cabarrus County
Locals prefer a Graded School, in the town of Concord. See, March 2, 1885 below.

January 13, 1885

Act to Incorporate the Law Library Association, of Charlotte, North Carolina
Sixteen (16) trustees named. Authorized capital stock of $20,000. Chartered for 99 years.

January 19, 1885

Act to Establish the Edenton Graded School
In Chowan County. Repealed the Act of 3/3/1883, above. Seven (7) trustees named. School to be in session forty (40) weeks each year.

January 30, 1885

Act to Authorize the Sale of Newton Male and Female Academy in Catawba County
To pay any outstanding debt or debts against said property, and the remainder of the proceeds to be invested or applied for the benefit of the town of Newton.

February 6, 1885

Act Concerning Public Schools of Fayetteville
Excess funds of colored school authorized to be transferred to white graded school.

February 9, 1885

Act to Amend an Act Granting Charter to Mars Hill College, Chapter Seventy-Three, Section Three, Private Laws of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty and One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty-One
Removes "Western North Carolina Baptist Convention" from the earlier legislative Act.

February 10, 1885

Act to Provide for Separate Schools for Croatan Indians in Robeson County
Applies only to Robeson County. Amended on March 7, 1889 to include Richmond County; see below.

February 16, 1885

Act to More Effectually Enable the Board of Education to Drain Swamp Lands
Legislature authorized the use of 150 convicts from the State Penitentiary to drain swamps. Board of Education also to use 50 convicts to repair one location first.

February 17, 1885

Act for the Relief of Certain Citizens of Sampson County
May use some of the Public School funds to send children to Glenwood Academy in Johnston County.

February 17, 1885

Resolution of Instruction to Our Senators, and to Request our Representatives in the Congress of the United States, in Regard to the Surplus Funds in the Treasury
Pass a national bill sending surplus to the states for schools.

February 19, 1885

Act to Incorporate Zion Wesley College
Colored college in Salisbury, Rowan County, already established by AME Zion Church. Was the Zion Wesley Institute, incorporated March 14, 1879 in Cabarrus County, then moved to Salisbury in 1882. Twenty-three (23) trustees named. Chartered for 99 years. Authorized assets up to $500,000. May hold up to 100 acres tax exempt. Renamed Livingstone College by legislative Act of February 28, 1887; see below.

February 21, 1885

Act to Establish a Graded School in the Town of Brevard in Transylvania County
Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said school. Authorized $50,000 in real estate.

February 25, 1885

Act to Prohibit the Importation or Sale of Obscene Books and Pictures in the State
A misdemeanor.

February 25, 1885

Act in Reference to the Public Schools in Raleigh Township, Wake County
Added three (3) more members to the school committee, who may elect a superintendent of schools.

February 25, 1885

Act to Incorporate the Dallas High School Company
Thirteen (13) trustees from three (3) counties named. All property to be tax exempt.

February 26, 1885

Act for the Maintenance of the University of North Carolina
$15,000 appropriated annually.

February 28, 1885

Resolution for the Appointment of a Committee to Select Trustees for the University
Nine (9) from the House of Representatives, six (6) from the Senate.

February 28, 1885

Act to Incorporate the North Carolina Baptist Orphanage Association
Six (6) trustees named. Authorized assets up to $100,000. To be at or near Thomasville in Davidson County. Renamed to Thomasville Baptist Orphanage on March 11, 1889; see below.

March 2, 1885

Act to Establish a Public Graded and High School in School District Number Eleven in Cabarrus County
Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said school. Seven (7) trustees named. White school only.

March 3, 1885

Act to Provide for the Support of the Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind
$36,000 appropriated annually. $5,000 more appropriated for facility maintenance at both the white and colored schools.

March 4, 1885

Act for the Benefit of the Salisbury Graded School
Authorized to expend excess funds to purchase a lot and building of said school, and to mortgage said property.

March 4, 1885

Act to Amend the Charter of Davidson College
Fifty (50) trustees named. Authorized real property up to $300,000, and personal property up to $500,000. Up to 500 acres exempt from taxation.

March 5, 1885

Act to Prohibit the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors Within Two Miles of Lincolnton Public School House, Number Twenty-One, Known as the Paper Mills School House, Lincoln County
A misdemeanor.

March 5, 1885

Act to Establish a Normal School at Boone in the County of Watauga
To train white teachers. Instructors to be paid no more than $500 per year. This Act was amended on February 14, 1887 and moved said Normal School to Sparta in Alleghany County.

March 6, 1885

Act to Establish a Normal School at Washington, in the County of Beaufort
Five (5) directors named. Also to establish Normal Schools at Asheville (Buncombe County) and Winston (Forsyth County). Each to have $500 appropriated.

March 6, 1885

Act for the Support of the Several Insane Asylums of the State and for the Completion of the Western Asylum at Morganton
$51,000 for support. $80,000 to complete the north wing of the Western Asylum.

March 6, 1885

Act to Amend Chapter Three Hundred and Thirty of the Laws of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty-three, Entitled "An Act to Establish Graded Schools in the Counties of Nash and Edgecombe," Ratified March Ninth, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty-Three
Boundaries of school district re-defined.

March 6, 1885

Act to Establish Graded Schools in the Town of Smithfield
In Johnston County. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools. Twelve (12) trustees named for white school. Eight (8) trustees named for the colored school.

March 6, 1885

Act to Incorporate the Davis School in Lenoir County
A military and classical school launched by Adam C. Davis. Renamed to Kinsey's Seminary on January 27, 1891; see below.

March 6, 1885

Act to Incorporate the Bilesville Academy in Stanly County
Seven (7) trustees named.

March 9, 1885

Act to Make an Appropriation for the Oxford Orphan Asylum
$10,000 appropriated annually, payable quarterly.

March 9, 1885

Act to Amend Chapter Two Hundred and Thirty-Six of the Acts of the General Assembly Passed During the Session of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty-Three, Being "An Act to Establish a Graded School in the Town of Kinston, Lenoir County"
Boundaries of school district re-defined. Said to have added more trustees, but names are blank.

March 9, 1885

Act to Incorporate Rankin-Richards Institute, at Windsor, Bertie County
Fourteen (14) trustees named. Authorized assets up to $100,000.

March 11, 1885

Act to Amend the Public School Law, Chapter Fifteen of The Code
29 detailed sections.

March 11, 1885

Act to Prohibit the Sale of Spirituous Liquors in Certain Localities
12 schools named in 11 counties. Does not include entire text of this legislative Act. Just the list of schools.

March 11, 1885

Act to Establish and Maintain an Industrial School
Location to be determined and selected by the Department of Agriculture. $5,000 or less to be expended each year. Amended on March 7, 1887, see below. Amended again on February 18, 1897; see below.

March 11, 1885

Act to Amend Chapter Four Hundred and Nineteen of the Laws of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty-Three, Entitled "An Act to Make Appropriations for the Support of the Several Insane Asylums of the State"
Increased appropriations from $40,000 to $43,000 per year.

March 11, 1885

Act to Establish a Graded School in the City of Asheville
In Buncombe County. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said school.

March 11, 1885

Act to Prohibit the Sale of Spirituous Liquors Within Three Miles of Marvin Academy in Anson County
Name should be Morven Academy. A misdemeanor.

March 11, 1885

Act to Provide for Better Schools in Certain School Districts in the Counties of Surry and Stokes
May join two school districts for better use of funds, even across county lines.

March 11, 1885

Act to Repeal so Much of the School Law as Exempts School Committeemen from Jury and Road Duty
School committeemen no longer exempt.

March 11, 1885

Act to Amend, Alter and Extend the Charter of Scotia Seminary
Located in Concord, Cabarrus County. A seminary for colored females. Originally chartered by "letters patent" on November 22, 1870. Two-thirds of trustees to be from the Presbyterian Church. Charter amended again on March 3, 1891; see below. 1916, renamed Scotia Woman's College. 1930, renamed Barber-Scotia Junior College. 1946, became Barber-Scotia College.1954, became co-ed.

March 11, 1885

Act to Incorporate the North Carolina Practical Business College
Location not known. B.W. Ray launched this college for men.

March 11, 1885

Act to Incorporate the Huntersville High School in the Town of Huntersville, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Twenty-five (25) trustees named.

March 11, 1885

Act to Incorporate the School of Art, Science and Industry, Near Charlotte, Mecklenburg County North Carolina
Ten (10) trustees named. Property must never have liens. Property will be tax exempt.

January 14, 1887

Act to Incorporate the Concord Female Academy
In the town of Concord in Cabarrus County. Fifteen (15) trustees named.

February 8, 1887

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Biddle University," Ratified the Tenth Day of February, A.D. Eighteen Hundred and Seventy-Seven, and Amendments Thereto
Charlotte, Mecklenburg County. Thirteen (13) corporators named. Authorized assets up to $1,000,000. Land up to 200 acres to be tax exempt. This Act was amended on February 28, 1899; see below.

February 8, 1887

Act to Incorporate the Beaufort High School Assocation
In the town of Beaufort in Carteret County. Nine (9) trustees named. Capital stock of $2,500 authorized; may increase to $6,000.

February 14, 1887

Act to Authorize the State Board of Education to Construct and Complete Certain Roads and Canals in Eastern North Carolina
14 detailed sections.

February 14, 1887

Act to Amend Chapter Two Hundred and Twenty-Nine of Laws of Eighteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
See March 5, 1885 above. Changed the location of a Normal School from Boone (Watauga County) to Sparta (Alleghany County).

February 17, 1887

Act Supplemental to an Act to Authorize the State Board of Education to Construct Certain Roads and Canals in Eastern North Carolina
See February 14, 1887 above. One more item added to the list of roads and canals.

February 22, 1887

Act in Relation to the Public Schools in the Town of Durham
Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools.

February 25, 1887

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the North Carolina Baptist Student's [Aid] Fund
Twenty-one (21) trustees named. Authorized assets up to $100,000. All land is tax free. Chartered for 50 years.

February 26, 1887

Act to Authorize the Governor to Convey a Lot in the City of Raleigh for Graded School Purposes
Vacant lot adjacent to existing Centennial Grade School.

February 28, 1887

Act to Incorporate the Colored Orphan Asylum of North Carolina
Fourteen (14) corporators named. Authorized assets up to $100,000. Act amended on March 6, 1897; see below.

February 28, 1887

Act to Amend Chapter Twenty-Five of the Private Laws of Eighteen Hundred and Eighty-Five, and to Change the Name of Zion Wesley College to Livingstone College
See February 19, 1885 above. In Salisbury, Rowan County.

February 28, 1887

Act to Incorporate Newton Female Seminary, Catawba County
Seven (7) trustees named.

March 1, 1887

Act to Prohibit the Sale and Manufacture of Liquor within Two Miles of Davis School in the County of Lenoir
In the town of La Grange. A misdemeanor.

March 1, 1887

Act to Amend the Charter of the Western Carolina Educational Company
Originally conceived as the Western North Carolina Female College in 1858 by the Western Carolina Baptist Association. Construction began in 1860, but was interruped by the Civil War. The building was used for various purposes until the Western North Caorlina Educational Company was chartered on March 9, 1874 by general law in Henderson County. They established Judson College in the town of Hendersonville in 1887. It was ultimately closed in 1899.

March 2, 1887

Act to Amend Chapter One Hundred and Seventeen of the Laws of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty-Three, Relating to the Newbern Graded School
Multiple changes and deletions. Newbern Academy trustees to be board of trustees for graded schools.

March 2, 1887

Act to Abolish the Office of County Superintendent of Public Instruction in Rockingham County
County Board of Education to elect a County Examiner instead.

March 2, 1887

Act for the Relief of Certain Citizens of Rowan County
Thyatira Academy to receive Public School funds. This Act is repealed on March 5, 1889; see below.

March 2, 1887

Act to Incorporate Lexington Female Seminary
Thirty-six (36) corporators named. A duplicate Act was issued March 7, 1887, Chapter 94. Not repeated here since it was identical to this one.

March 2, 1887

Act to Authorize the Trustees of Ashboro Male and Female Academies to Sell or Donate and Convey Certain Lots in the Town of Ashboro, in Randolph County
If not occupied within three years, reverts back to the trustees of the academies.

March 4, 1887

Act to Provide for the Support of North Carolina Insitution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind
$37,000 appropriated for 1887 and 1888. March 3, 1885 Act repealed. This Act is repealed on March 9, 1889; see below.

March 4, 1887

Act to Incorporate and Establish the Asheville [Military] Academy
In Buncombe County. Two (2) founders named. Have already leased the lands and buildings of the existing Asheville Male Academy. All property to be tax exempt. Authorized capital stock of $20,000.

March 4, 1887

Act to Amend Chapter One Hundred, of the Acts of Eighteen Hundred and Eighty-Three, Entitled "An Act to Incorporate Central Institute for Young Ladies"
Changed name to Littleton Female College. See March 7, 1883 above. In 1912, renamed to Littleton College. 1919, destroyed by fire, never re-opened.

March 7, 1887

Act to Make Appropriations for the Insane Asylums
$56,000 per annum for Raleigh. $65,000 for 1887 and $85,000 for 1888 for Morganton.

March 7, 1887

Act to Prohibit the Sale of Spirituous Liquors in Certain Localities
14 schools named in 14 counties. Does not include entire text of this legislative Act. Just the list of schools.

March 7, 1887

Act to Abolish the Present Free Tuition at the University of North Carolina
Also instructed to reduce tuition to $60 per year.

March 7, 1887

Act to Create and Establish a Free School District at Sharpsburg in the Counties of Wilson, Edgecombe and Nash
Boundaries defined. Three (3) whites and two (2) colored school committeemen named.

March 7, 1887

Act Supplemental to "An Act to Authorize the State Board of Education to Construct and Complete Certain Roads and Canals in Eastern North Carolina," Dividing the Convict Force
Modified the plan of the earlier Act of February 14th, above.

March 7, 1887

Act to Authorize the State Board of Education to Execute Certain Conveyances
Purchasers defaulted. Subsequent purchasers do not have clear titles to lands.

March 7, 1887

Act to Establish a Reformatory in Connection with the North Carolina State Penitentiary
Convicts under the age of fifteen (15), unless sentenced for the crimes of murder, arson, rape or burglary.

March 7, 1887

Act to Amend the Edenton Graded School Law
In Chowan County. Seven (7) modifications to January 19, 1885 Act.

March 7, 1887

Act in Relation to the Public Schools in the City of Asheville
In Buncombe County. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools.

March 7, 1887

Act to Establish a Normal School in the County of Robeson
Croatan Normal School. Four (4) trustees named. $500 appropriated for next two years to pay teachers. All property to be tax exempt. 1909, school moved to Pembroke. 1911, name changed to the Indian Normal School of Robeson County. 1913, name changed to the Cherokee Indian Normal School of Robeson County. 1941, name changed to Pembroke State College for Indians. 1949, name shortened to Pembroke State College. 1969, name changed to Pembroke State University. 1996, name changed to University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

March 7, 1887

Act to Authorize the Trustees of Smithfield Academy, Johnston County, to Convey the Same in Fee Simple
Authorized to sell lot and improvements to School District No. 40 to be used as a Public School for white children.

March 7, 1887

Act for the Relief of Certain Citizens of Sampson County
Those living near White Oak may attend school in adjacent Johnston County School District No. 27.

March 7, 1887

Act to Increase the Appropriations to the Normal Schools for the Colored Race
$6,000 per year, instead of previous $2,000 per year.

March 7, 1887

Act Supplemental to Chapter Three Hundred and Eight, Laws of Eighteen Hundred and Eighty-Five, Entitled "An Act to Establish and Maintain an Industrial School"
Amends Act of March 11, 1885, see above. Renamed to the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts just west of Raleigh in Wake County. 1918, renamed to the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering. 1965, renamed to the North Carolina State University at Raleigh. Section 7 repealed on March 1, 1889; see below. Management structure changed drastically on March 13, 1895; see below. Act amended again on February 18, 1897; see below.

March 7, 1887

Act in Relation to the Public School of Reidsville School District, Rockingham County, North Carolina
Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools.

March 7, 1887

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Kittrell Industrial Normal School
In Vance County, a school for colored males. Renamed Kittrell College in 1901. Closed in 1931. Re-opened in 1934 until 1948. Operated as a high school 1953-1965 and as a college 1953-1975. Closed permanently in 1975.

March 7, 1887

Act to Incorporate Oak Institute Joint Stock Company, at Mooresville, in Iredell County, North Carolina
Thirty (30) corporators named. Authorized capital stock of $2,500; may increase to $20,000.

March 7, 1887

Act to Incorporate Winton Academy, in the County of Hertford
A colored academy. Fifteen (15) trustees named. Name changed on March 9, 1889, see below. Changed again on February 3, 1891, see below. Repealed on March 8, 1897; see below. Partially repealed on March 8, 1899; see below.

March 7, 1887

Act to Incorporate the Leaksville High School Company
Seven (7) trustees named.

March 7, 1887

Act to Incorporate the Thompson Orphanage and Training Institute
In Charlotte, Mecklenburg County. Seven (7) corporators named. Authorized assets up to $100,000. Name changed to Institution on March 3, 1893.

January 23, 1889

Act to Repeal Chapter Four Hundred and Fifteen of the Laws of Eighteen Hundred and Eighty-Three, Entitled "An Act to Establish a Graded School in Magnolia, Duplin County"
Sheriff to refund taxpayers' payments, less his commission.

January 25, 1889

Act to Amend Chapter Forty-Five, Laws of 1833-'34, Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of New Garden Boarding School, in the County of Guilford"
Renamed to Guilford College. Trustees shall be members of the Society of Friends. Charter extended for 99 years.

January 25, 1889

Act to Incorporate Bethany College
A colored college in Lumberton, Robeson County. Nine (9) trustees named. All property to be tax exempt.

January 25, 1889

Act to Amend Chapter Seventeen of the Private Acts of Eighteen Hundred and Eighty-Seven, Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Biddle University," Ratifed the Eighth Day of February, 1887
Students limited to the colored race in all fields of study.

January 30, 1889

Act to Amend Chapter 27 of the Laws of the Special Session of 1880, it Being an Act Entitled "An Act to Authorize the Establishment of Graded Schools for the Town of Salisbury," &c
All school funds to be distributed equally to white and colored schools. School district to include the corporate limits of the town of Salisbury, and no more.

January 30, 1889

Resolution of Instruction to Our Senators and Request to Our Representatives in the Congress of the United States, in Regard to the Surplus Funds in the Treasury
For school purposes in the different States in proportion to the illiteracy of each State, based upon the statistics of the last census.

January 30, 1889

Act to Amend Section One of Chapters Fifty-Nine and Ninety-Four, Respectively, of the Laws of 1887
Lexington Female Seminary name changed to Lexington Seminary and males allowed to attend.

January 30, 1889

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Kittrell Industrial Normal School," Ratified the Seventh Day of March, A.D. One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty-Seven, and Amendments Thereto
Thirty-two (32) trustees named. In this Act, the name is given as Kittrell Normal and Industrial Institute. Authorized assets up to $500,000. Land up to 100 acres to be tax exempt. Renamed the Kittrell Institute on March 1, 1897; see below.

February 2, 1889

Act to Amend the Laws of 1885 and 1887 so as to Provide Additional Edcucational Facilities for the Croatan Indians, Citizens of Robeson County, North Carolina
Negro children excluded from school. Appropriations extended past "two years only." School age reduced to ten years old - was fifteen. Age reduction repealed on March 6, 1893; see below.

February 5, 1889

Act for the Better Protection of the Books in the North Carolina State Library
Now have many rare books, must cover book cases with glass doors. $250 appropriated for the glass doors.

February 5, 1889

Act Requiring Certain Law Books in the Public Library of the State to be Placed in the Supreme Court Library
Legislative Acts, Supreme Court Digests, and other books as Supreme Court requires.

February 13, 1889

Act to Amend Chapter 410 of the Laws of 1887
Repealed the requirement for half of the trustees for the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts be from each political party.

February 13, 1889

Act to Incorporate Skyland Institute, near Blowing Rock, in Watauga County
Title does not match text. Text within the Act only discusses the prohibition of intoxicating liquors within two miles. Skyland Institute was opened in 1887 by Emily C. Prudden, who founded fifteen (15) schools in western North Carolina, starting in 1884.

February 13, 1889

Act to Incorporate Sparta Institute
Alleghany County. Ten (10) trustees named.

February 25, 1889

Act to Amend Chapter 112 of the Laws of 1848 and 1849
Eight (8) new trustees named for Plymouth Academy in Washington County.

February 28, 1889

Act to Incorporate the Farmers' Co-Operative School of North Carolina
Morehead City, Carteret County. Nine (9) trustees named. Authorized capital stock of up to $300,000.

March 1, 1889

Act to Provide Additional Accommodations for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind
Approximately 100 acres near Raleigh taken from the NC College of Agriculgure and Mechanical Arts and given to the NC Institution for the Deaf, Dumb and the Blind.

March 1, 1889

Act to Authorize and Empower the Trustees to Sell and Convey Oak Forest School House and School House Site, in Randolph County
Proceeds of the sale to be turned over to School District No. 2 for use in the Public Schools.

March 1, 1889

Act to Incorporate the Long Creek High School, of Long Creek, in Pender County
Five (5) trustees named. School already in operation.

March 5, 1889

Act to Establish Public Schools for the Town of Littleton, with a Special Tax Supplemental Thereto
Town of Littleton in Warren County and Halifax County. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools. Eight (8) trustees named. Amended on February 26, 1897; see below.

March 5, 1889

Act to Repeal Chapter 160 of the Laws of 1887
Thyatira Academy in Rowan County no longer to receive public school funds. Repeals Act of March 2, 1887; see above.

March 6, 1889

Act to Amend Chapter 57, Private Laws of the Acts of 1883, Entitled "An Act for the Promotion of Female Edcuation"
Greensboro Female College Association invested with municipal powers, and may appoint policemen.

March 9, 1889

Act to Create and Establish a Free School District at the County Line Between the Counties of Guilford and Forsyth
Three (3) members of the new school committee named.

March 9, 1889

Act to Provide for the Erection of Suitable Buildings for the Common Schools of District Number One, of Wilson County
Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools.

March 9, 1889

Act to Provide for the Support of the North Carolina Institution for the Deaf, Dumb and the Blind
$40,000 per annum appropriated for 1889 and 1890.

March 9, 1889

Act to Increase School Facilities in Portions of Rowan and Iredell Counties
Rowan School District No. 2 redefined. Three (3) members of the new school committee named.

March 9, 1889

Act to Punish the Making of False Returns by School Committeemen
A misdemeanor punishable by fine or imprisonment, or both.

March 9, 1889

Act to Authorize the Levy and Collection of an Additional Tax for the Support of the Graded Schools of Raleigh Township, in the County of Wake
Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools. If not, revote every year until they do.

March 9, 1889

Act to Change the Name of Winton Academy
In Hertford County. Name changed to Chowan Academy. Changed again on February 3, 1891; see below. Partially repealed on March 8, 1899; see below.

March 9, 1889

Act to Incorporate Graham School, Alamance County
Six (6) corporators named.

March 9, 1889

Act to Improve the Edenton Academy
In Chowan County. Trustees authorized to raise $2,000 in bonds to build a Music Hall on the grounds of the Academy. Original Act to establish the academy was ratified on December 20, 1800.

March 9, 1889

Act to Amend Chapter 33, Laws 1841, Relating to Charter of Floral College
Nine (9) new trustees named.

March 9, 1889

Act to Incorporate the Yadkin Academy
Existing colored academy one mile west of Mebane, Alamance County. Twelve (12) corporators named. Authorized assets up to $100,000.

March 11, 1889

Act to Amend the Public School Law
49 detailed sections.

March 11, 1889

Act to Abolish the White Normal Schools of the State, and to Provide for Holding County Institutes Throughout the State
Eight (8) white Normal Schools abolished. Teachers must now attend County Institutes and take a written examination to earn their teaching certificates, which are good for three (3) years. A new normal school was established on February 18, 1891, and this new school was directed to manage and lead all County Institutes henceforth; see below.

March 11, 1889

Act to Prohibit the Sale of Spirituous Liquors Within Certain Localities
21 schools named in 16 counties. Does not include entire text of this legislative Act. Just the list of schools.

March 11, 1889

Act to Make Appropriations for the Insane Asylums
$52,500 annually for Raleigh. $85,000, then $90,000 for Morganton. $40,000, then $30,000 for Goldsboro.

March 11, 1889

Act to Prohibit the Manufacture and Sale of Intoxicating Liquors Within Four [Two] Miles of Highlands Academy
In Macon County. Title says Four Miles, text says Two Miles.

March 11, 1889

Act to Amend Chapter Fifty-Seven [Fifty-One], Acts of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty-Five, in Reference to the Schools of Croatan Indians in Richmond County
Title says Chapter 57, text and actual referenced Act says Chapter 51.

March 11, 1889

Act to Supplement the Public School in District No. 4, Guilford County, North Carolina, with a Special Tax
Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools.

March 11, 1889

Act for the Protection of Schools and Colleges
Loose women or women of ill fame not to conduct lewd acts near any school or college; a misdemeanor.

March 11, 1889

Act to Amend Chapter Three Hundred and Ninety-Seven of Eighteen Hundred and Eighty-Seven, Relating to Graded Schools in Asheville
In Buncombe County. Tax limits increased.

March 11, 1889

Act to Incorporate the Franklinton Military and Classical Institute
Franklin County. Six (6) corporators named. Authorized capital stock of $1,750, which can be increased to $10,000. All property to be tax exempt.

March 11, 1889

Act to Incorporate the Louisburg Male Academy
Twenty-one (21) trustees named. All property to be tax exempt.

March 11, 1889

Act to Incorporate Mud Creek School House, Apple Grove and Maple Spring Baptist Churches, in Ashe County
Seven (7) trustees named.

March 11, 1889

Act to Incorporate Auburn Male and Female Academy, and Auburn Farmers' Alliance, No. 41, of Wake County
Six (6) trustees for the academy named.

March 11, 1889

Act to Incorporate Elon College
College already exists at Mill Point in Alamance County. Fifteen (15) trustees named. Property up to $500,000 shall be tax exempt.

March 11, 1889

Act to Sell Leaksville Male Academy
Trustees may sell and re-invest any proceeds in any educational endeavor that will benefit the town of Leaksville.

March 11, 1889

Act to Incorporate Bennett College, at Greensboro, N.C.
Sixteen (16) trustees named. Authorized assets up to $500,000, which are all tax exempt. Chartered for 99 years. Began in 1873 as a Normal School for colored students. 1926, changed to a women-only college for colored students.

March 11, 1889

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Piedmont Literary and Industrial College, at Salisbury, North Carolina
Seven (7) trustees named. Authorized real property up to $300,000 and personal property up to $500,000. Land up to 500 acres tax exempt; personal property tax exempt.

March 11, 1889

Act Amend Chapter Fifty, Private Laws of 1885, Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the North Carolina Baptist Orphanage Association," and to Change the Name Thereof to The Trustees of the Thomasville Baptist Orphanage
Eighteen (18) new trustees named. Authorized assets increased from $100,000 to $200,000.

March 11, 1889

Act to Incorporate the Hayesville Male and Female College, near Hayesville, Clay County, North Carolina
Nine (9) trustees named. A college for white students.

March 11, 1889

Act to Charter High Point Female College
In Guilford County. Thirty (30) corporators named. Property to be tax exempt.

March 11, 1889

Act to Amend Chapter Eighty-Three of the Laws of Eighteen Hundred and Seventy-Four and Eighteen Hundred and Seventy-Five, it Being an Act Amending the Charter of Wake Forest College
Authorized assets increased from $500,000 to $1,000,000.

March 11, 1889

Act to Incorporate the Albemarle Academy, Stanly County, North Carolina
The founder, H. W. Spinkle, is the only person named in this Act.

March 11, 1889

Act to Incorporate Steele's Business College, of Raleigh, North Carolina
Five (5) corporators named.

January 21, 1891

Act to Incorporate the Regents of the Orphans' Home of the Presbyterian Church of the State of North Carolina
At or near Barium Springs in Iredell County. Ten (10) regents named. Authorized real estate up to $300,000, and personal property up to $500,000, all tax exempt.

January 21, 1891

Act to Amend the Charter of Trinity College
Authorized to move the college to or near the town of Durham. May have assets up to $3,000,000.

January 24, 1891

Act to Amend the Chapters of The Code Entitled "Asylums" and "Idiots, Lunatics and Inebriates"
Western North Carolina Insane Asylum name changed to State Hospital. Now authorized to treat inebriates - those abusing intoxicating liquors and other narcotics.

January 27, 1891

Act to Amend Chapter One Hundred and Twenty-Four, Acts of Eighteen Hundred and Eighty-Seven, by Subsituting the Words "Kinsey's Seminary" for "Davis' School"
Name change only. Two legislative Acts with identical changes, reason not provided. Also see February 25, 1891 below - Davis School moved to Winston, Forsyth County.

January 28, 1891

Act to Incorporate the Wilkinson Female Institute, of Tarboro, North Carolina
In Edgecombe County. The founder, Annie M. Wilkinson, and Annie W. Hughes named.

January 31, 1891

Act to Incorporate the Table Rock Academy in Burke County, North Carolina
Five (5) trustees named.

February 3, 1891

Act to Change the Name of Chowan Normal Academy to Waters Normal Institute
In Hertford County. Amended, partially repealed on March 8, 1897; see below. Partially repealed again on March 8, 1899; see below.

February 5, 1891

Act to Incorporate the Franklinton Christian College
A colored college in Franklin County. Five (5) trustees named. Allegedly started in 1871 on the south side of Franklinton. 1883, incorporated as the Franklinton Literary and Theological Christian Institute. In 1905, the school moved to the north side of Franklinton. The school was closed in 1930 due to the Great Depression. Click Here for source.

February 12, 1891

Act to Incorporate the Charlotte Literary and Library Association
Twenty-seven (27) corporators named. Authorized real property up to $100,000, which is not tax exempt. Personal property is tax exempt.

February 14, 1891

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Mont Amoena Female Seminary
Located at Mount Pleasant, Cabarrus County. Eleven (11) trustees named. Authorized assets up to $100,000.

February 14, 1891

Act to Incorporate Mebane Academy
In Alamance County. Five (5) trustees named. Authorized capital stock of $1,000, which may be increased to $10,000.

February 14, 1891

Act Incorporating the Stockholders of Sparta Institute
In Alleghany County. Twenty-seven (27) stockholders named. Authorized capital stock of $700 to $2,500.

February 14, 1891

Act to Incorporate Globe Academy in Caldwell County
Twenty-three (23) trustees named. All property exempt from taxation.

February 18, 1891

Act to Establish a Normal and Industrial School for White Girls
Location to be determined. Ended up in Greensboro, Guilford County. This school now to manage and lead the "County Institutes" as directed on March 11, 1889; see above.

February 18, 1891

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Bell View High School
In Cherokee County. Twenty-five (25) trustees named. Authorized assets up to $100,000.

February 18, 1891

Act to Incorporate Rural Hall Male and Female Academy
In Forsyth County. Three (3) corporators named. Authorized assets up to $100,000.

February 18, 1891

Act to Incorporate Stanly Hall Industrial School for White Boys
At Locust Level, Stanly County. Three teachers/corporators named.

February 20, 1891

Act to Incorporate Bethel Academy in Mecklenburg County
Three (3) trustees named.

February 21, 1891

Act to Incorporate Robeson Institute
To be located in or near the town of Lumberton. Five (5) trustees named. Authorized assets up to $100,000. Property up to $25,000 to be tax exempt.

February 25, 1891

Act to Amend Chapter Eighty of the Private Laws of North Carolina, Ratified March Sixth, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty-Five, Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Davis School"
Original Davis School in Lenoir County moved to the town of Winston in Forsyth County with six (6) new trustees named. The old school was renamed to Kinsey's Seminary during this legislative session; see January 27, 1891 above. Named changed to Davis Military School on March 3, 1893; see below.

February 27, 1891

Act to Provide for the Study of the Nature of Alcoholic Drinks and Narcotics, and of Their Effect Upon the Human System, in the Public Schools
Lower and intermediate grades textbooks to dedicate 1/4 of their pages to this topic. Higher grades textbooks to include at least 20 pages on this topic.

February 27, 1891

Act to Incorporate the Waynesville Library Association in the County of Haywood, State of North Carolina
Thirty (30) stockholders named. Capital stock not to exceed $50,000. Property to be exempt from taxes.

February 27, 1891

Act to Incorporate the Leaksville Collegiate Institute
In Rockingham County. One (1) trustee named.

February 27, 1891

Act to Incorporate the Baptist Female University of North Carolina
To be at or near Raleigh, Wake County. Twenty-five (25) trustees named. Authorized assets up to $1,000,000, all tax exempt. 1904, name changed to Baptist University for Women. 1909, name changed to Meredith College.

February 28, 1891

Act to Prevent the Sale of Liquor Within Two Miles of Ray's School House in Madison County
A misdemeanor. A fine of $20-$50 or up to 30 days in jail. On March 6th, the legislature passed a supplemental Act deferring this until 5/1/1891.

March 3, 1891

Act to Authorize the Trustees of the Goldsboro Graded Schools to Pay for Their School Building
May issue up to $15,000 in bonds that mature within 30 years. Interest not to exceed 6% per annum on said bonds.

March 3, 1891

Act to Provide for the Support of the North Carolina Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind
$40,000 per annum for 1891 and 1892.

March 3, 1891

Act to Establish a Normal School for the Colored Race in the Town of Elizabeth City, in the County of Pasquotank
State Board of Education assigned to make this happen in 1892.

March 3, 1891

Act to Incorporate Oak Ridge Institute in Guilford County
Thirty (30) corporators named. Capital stock of $15,000 to $100,000 authorized. Property to be tax exempt.

March 3, 1891

Act to Amend the Charter of Scotia Seminary in Cabarrus County and the Amendatory Law Thereto, the Same Being Chapter Ninety-Eight, Private Laws of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty-Five
Apparently, a complete turnover of existing trustees. New trustees, not named, given power to run the seminary.

March 3, 1891

Act to Incorporate the Cullowhee High School, Jackson County
Nine (9) trustees named. Authorized assets up to $50,000. Act amended on February 27, 1893; see below.

March 3, 1891

Act to Amend [Incorporate] the Hamburgh Normal High School, Jackson County
In the town of Glenville. Seven (7) members of the Board of Directors named. Authorized capital stock up to $50,000.

March 4, 1891

Act to Establish Graded Schools in the Town of Concord, North Carolina
In Cabarrus County. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools. Act Amended on February 28, 1895; see below.

March 4, 1891

Act to Incorporate the South Atlantic University
Location not specified. Twelve (12) regents, including officers, named. There are no records indicating that this university was actually operational.

March 4, 1891

Act to Re-Enact and Amend Chapter Sixty-Five of the Laws of Eighteen Hundred and Fifty-Four and Fifty-Five, Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Two Academies in the Town of Asheboro"
Ten (10) new trustees named, plus three (3) members of the Randolph County Agricultural Society as trustees for the male academy named. Authorized to sell the female academy lot.

March 5, 1891

Act to Establish a Graded School in District Number One in Cherokee County, North Carolina
Town of Murphy. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools.

March 5, 1891

Act to Incorporate Mocksville Academy, Davie County, North Carolina
Seven (7) corporators named.

March 5, 1891

Act to Incorporate the Morven Academy Company
In the town of Morven, Anson County. Five (5) corporators named.

March 6, 1891

Act in Relation to the Establishment of Children's Homes in the Several Counties of the State and the Maintenance Thereof
17 sections indicate that this Act applies to all counties. Section 18 then asserts that this Act only applies to Buncombe County. Huh?

March 6, 1891

Act to Amend Chapter Four Hundred and Ten, Laws of Eighteen Hundred and Eighty-Seven, Entitled "An Act Supplemental to Chapter Three Hundred and Eight, Laws of Eighteen Hundred and Eighty-Five, Entitled 'An Act to Establish and Maintain an Industrial School'"
$10,000 appropriated for each 1891 and 1892. 200 acres of Camp Mangum tract on the west side of Raleigh are allocated for this college. Trustees may sell "the Grissom lot" in Raleigh.

March 6, 1891

Act to Authorize the State Board of Education to Invest the Funds from Sale of Swamp Lands, etc.
May invest in bonds or other safe interest-bearing securities.

March 6, 1891

Act in Relation to the Public Schools in the City of Statesville
In Iredell County. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools. Amended on March 8, 1895; see below.

March 6, 1891

Act to Charter Fair View Male and Female College at Trap Hill, Wilkes County, North Carolina
Nine (9) trustees named.

March 6, 1891

Act to Allow the Commissioners of the Town of Louisburg to Purchase Claims and Interests in the Louisburg Female College Property and to Sell and Convey Said Property in Trust for School Purposes
Voters to decide if town commissioners should purchase the property, then sell it to use for public school purposes.

March 7, 1891

Act to Provide for the Repairs, Improvements and Support of Certain Insane Asylums
$15,000 for improvements and extra-ordinary repairs to the North Carolina Insane Asylum at Raleigh. $33,000 for repairs and support to Eastern North Carolina Insane Asylum at Goldsboro.

March 7, 1891

Act to Establish a School for the White Deaf and Dumb Children of North Carolina
Near Morganton in Burke County. $10,000 appropriated for 1891 and 1892. When buildings are complete, to move deaf and dumb students from Raleigh to this facility, leaving only the blind students in Raleigh. This Act is amended on February 15, 1899; see below.

March 7, 1891

Act to Provide for Necessary Repairs to the State University
$2,500 appropriated to repair floors, windows and plastering for each of the next two years.

March 7, 1891

Act in Relation to the Public School in the Town of Shelby, and Providing for it the Levying of a Tax to Support the Same
In Cleveland County. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools. Five (5) committeemen named.

March 7, 1891

Act in Relation to Public Schools in the City of Asheville
In Buncombe County. Voters to decide if city may issue up to $25,000 in bonds to build schools, and bonds to mature in 30 years.

March 7, 1891

Resolution to Supply Rutherford College with Certain Publications
Two (2) copies of publications already created by the state.

March 7, 1891

Act to Incorporate the Grounds of Trinity College as Trinity College Park, and an Act to Amend the Charter of Trinity College so as to Provide for the Admission of Students to Share in the Government Thereof
The officers of the park shall consist of a mayor, three commissioners and a constable. Students to make up the lower council.

March 7, 1891

Act to Incorporate Monroe High School, in Union County, North Carolina
Two (2) corporators named. Chartered for sixty (60) years.

March 7, 1891

Act to Incorporate the Sutherland Seminary in Ashe County
Operational since 1885 or earlier. Five (5) trustees named.

March 7, 1891

Act to Incorporate Belmont Academy
In the town of Belmont, Gaston County. Eight (8) trustees named. Authorized assets up to $25,000.

March 9, 1891

Act to Prohibit the Sale of Spirituous Liquors Within Certain Localities
27 schools named in 22 counties. Does not include entire text of this legislative Act. Just the list of schools.

March 9, 1891

Act Regulating the Meetings of County Boards of Education
Each board of education shall meet at least three (3) times each year; first Monday of January, July, and September.

March 9, 1891

Act to Repair and Refurnish the Deaf, Dumb and Blind Asylum
$1,000 appropriated.

March 9, 1891

Act to Allow Certain Persons in Jackson County to Attend Public School in Whittier, and Swain County
Those who live within one (1) mile of Whittier Bridge. Repealed on March 4, 1893; see below.

March 9, 1891

Act to Amend Chapter Two, Volume Two of The Code Entitled "Asylums," to Change the Name of the Eastern North Carolina Insane Asylum, and for Other Purposes
Named changed to "The Eastern Hospital."

March 9, 1891

Act to Amend Chapter One Hundred and Ninety-Two of the Laws of the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty-Three, Relative to the Graded Schools of Wilson Township in Wilson Township
Apparently, the people voted against new taxes until now. Four (4) trustees named. This Act was amended again on February 27, 1899; see below.

March 9, 1891

Act to Amend Section Two Thousand Five Hundred and Eighty-Nine of The Code so as to Increase the Public School Tax to Fifteen Cents on Property and Forty-Five Cents on Polls
Was 12-1/2 cents on property and 37-1/2 cents on polls.

March 9, 1891

Act to Remove the Colored Normal School Now Located in Franklinton, Franklin County, to Warrenton, Warren County
Citizens of Warrenton must furnish suitable buildings plus $300 per annum in addition to state funds. An Act of January 20, 1893 moved it back to Franklinton; see below.

March 9, 1891

Act to Make an Appropriation for the Colored Orphan Asylum at Oxford
$1,000 per annum. Amended on March 6, 1893; see below.

March 9, 1891

Act to Establish a Graded School in the Town of Henderson
In Vance County. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools.

March 9, 1891

Act to Prohibit the Manufacture and Sale of Spirituous Liquors Within Three Miles of Clyde Academy in Haywood County
A misdemeanor.

March 9, 1891

Act to Establish an Agricultural and Mechanical College for the Colored Race
Site to be determined. $2,500 appropriated per annum. Supplemental Act also passed the same day. This Act was amended on March 4, 1899; see below. In 1891, annexed to Shaw University in Raleigh. In 1892, relocated to Greensboro. In 1915, name changed to Negro Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina. In 1957, name changed to Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina. In 1967, named changed to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

March 9, 1891

Act to Prohibit the Sale of Spirituous Liquors
Within two (2) miles of Zion School House in Madison County.

March 9, 1891

Act to Amend Chapter Two Hundred and Fifty-Four, Laws of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty-Nine, Relative to a Public School in the Town of Littleton
Modified the boundaries of school district within Warren County.

March 9, 1891

Act to Incorporate the Tarboro School Board
Twelve (12) board members named to manage the Tarboro Graded School for whites and the Princeville Graded School for colored in Edgecombe County.

March 9, 1891

Act for the Benefit of Public School District Number Twenty-Six (White) in Martin County
In the town of Hamilton. May purchase land for up to $1,000 and obtain a mortgage up to $500.

March 9, 1891

Act to Prohibit the Manufacture of Spirituous Liquors Within Three Miles of Certain Public School Houses and Rocky Mount Methodist Church in Iredell County
Pleasant Grove School House, Oak Ridge School House, District No. 104 School House.

March 9, 1891

Act to Authorize the Town of Durham to Issue School Bonds
Voters to decide whether to issue up to $25,000 in bonds which mature in ten (10) to thirty (30) years.

March 9, 1891

A Resolution in Regard to the Colonial Records
Recently published records to be donated to the Rutherford Military Institute.

March 9, 1891

Act to Incorporate Shiloh Institute
In the town of Warrenton, Warren County. Six (6) trustees from five (5) counties named.

March 9, 1891

Act to Incorporate Saluda Seminary
In Polk County. Five (5) trustees named.

January 20, 1893

Act to Remove the Colored Normal School Now Located in Warrenton, Warren County, to Franklinton, Franklin County
See the Act of March 9, 1891 above; moved it from Franklinton to Warrenton. Now, it's moved back. Citizens of Franklinton must provide building(s) for said school.

February 2, 1893

Act to Require the County Superintendents of Public Instruction to Secure Information as to the Number of Deaf, Dumb and Blind Children in Their Respective Counties
Needed by the state institutions.

February 6, 1893

Act to Repeal that Part of Chapter Three Hundred and Twenty-Seven of the Laws of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Ninety-One that Relates to Pamlico County
No longer prohibits the sale of spirituous liquors within two (2) miles of Pamlico Male and Female Institute.

February 6, 1893

Act to Repeal an Act in Relation to Edenton Graded School
In Chowan County. Town will revert to the general school law.

February 6, 1893

Act to Incorporate the Siloam Male and Female Academy
In the town of Siloam in Surry County. Five (5) trustees named.

February 9, 1893

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Carr Academy, a School Located at Norwood (Town), Stanly County, North Carolina
Twenty-six (26) trustees named.

February 14, 1893

Act to Incorporate Wadeville Academy
In Montgomery County. Seven (7) incorporators named.

February 14, 1893

Act to Incorporate the Judson College Company
In Hendersonville, Henderson County. Two (2) incorporators named.

February 14, 1893

Act to Incorporate the Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention of North Carolina for the Colored Race
Eleven (11) incorporators named. Originally established in 1867 in Goldsboro, NC. Now named the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

February 15, 1893

Act to Amend Section Three, Chapter Three Hundred and Ninety-Nine, Laws of Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-One, Relating to Qualifications and Duties of the Superintendent of the North Carolina School for the Deaf and Dumb
Superintendent shall be a teacher of knowledge, skill and ability in his profession and experience in the management and instruction of mutes.

February 20, 1893

Act to Extend the Charter of the Saint Augustine Normal School and Collegiate Institute
Originally incorporated on July 19, 1867 by letters patent in Raleigh, NC. This Act changed the name to Saint Augustine's School. Now known as St. Augustine's University. Act amended on March 8, 1897; see below.

February 25, 1893

Act to Authorize the Citizens of Swain County to Send Their Children to School in Graham County, and for Other Purposes
Those living on Twenty Mile Creek in Swain County.

February 25, 1893

Act to Amend an Act Amended at the Session of Eighteen Hundred and Sixty and Eighteen Hundred and Sixty-One, Passed at the Session of Eighteen Hundred and Fifty-Eight and Eighteen Hundred and Fifty-Nine, to Incorporate Mars Hill College in the County of Madison
Twenty-five (25) incorporators named. Charter extended ninety-nine (99) years. Assets not to exceed $150,000.

February 27, 1893

Act for the Repairs of the Buildings of the University of North Carolina, for Supplying the Same with Water and Sanitary Conveniences, for the Training of Teachers and Druggists, and for Other Purposes
$10,000 appropriated for 1893 and 1894.

February 27, 1893

Act to Provide for the Completion, Enlargement and Maintenance of The Normal and Industrial School at Greensboro
In Guilford County. $2,500 appropriated annually on top of existing funding. Additional $9,000 appropriated to pay off mortgage.

February 27, 1893

Act to Amend Chapter One Hundred and Seventy, Private Laws Eighteen Hundred Ninety-One, Amending Charter of Cullowhee High School
See March 3, 1891 above. Added a Normal School department. $1,500 appropriated annually. Potential teachers to attend at no cost to them. Act amended on February 23, 1895 to add a local board; see below. Amended again on March 8, 1897; see below.

February 27, 1893

Act to Incorporate the Tuckaseige High School in Jackson County
Seven (7) incorporators named.

February 28, 1893

Act to Amend Chapter One Hundred and Fifty-Seven of the Acts of the General Assembly of North Carolina in the Year of Eighteen Hundred and Eighty-Three
No longer for whites only. Voters to decided upon the levying of a new tax. New Board of Commissioners to be elected.

February 28, 1893

Act to Incorporate the William L. Saunders Historical Society
Nine (9) incorporators named. Real estate not to exceed $20,000.

March 1, 1893

Act to Authorize the Board of Commissioners of Edgecombe County to Submit to the Voters of Tarboro Township the Levying of a Tax for the Schools of Said Township
Voters to decide on several new taxes for schools.

March 2, 1893

Act for the Maintenance and Improvement of the Hospitals and Insane Asylum of the State
Insane Asylum at Raleigh - annual appropriations for maintenance of patients; specific appropriations for laundry repairs, new female dining room, power plant, and engineering department. Morganton - new male dining room. Goldsboro - new male dining room, replace boilers, purchase adjoining land.

March 2, 1893

Act to Provide for the North Carolina Institution for the Deaf, Dumb and the Blind
$40,000 annually. $5,000 for repairs.

March 2, 1893

Act to Incorporate Amherst Academy in Burke County, North Carolina
Seven (7) trustees named.

March 3, 1893

Act to Provide Funds for the Completion of the Agricultural and Mechanical College, Colored
$5,000 annually for next two years.

March 3, 1893

Act to Prohibit the Sale of Liquors Within Two Miles of Hickory Hill School and Meeting House in Onslow County
Near the town of Winona (?).

March 3, 1893

Act Allowing an Increase of Taxation for Public Graded Schools in Charlotte
Must be approved by voters.

March 3, 1893

Act to Incorporate Andrews High School, in Cherokee County
Five (5) trustees named.

March 3, 1893

Act to Change the Name of Davis School to Davis Military School
In Winston, Forsyth County. See February 25, 1891 above.

March 3, 1893

Act to Extend the Charter and the Corporate Existence of the Washburne Male and Female Seminary of Beaufort, North Carolina
In the town of Beaufort in Carteret County. Original Letters Patent issued on April 19, 1867 granted a charter for thirty (30) years. This Act extended the charter for an additional thirty (30) years.

March 3, 1893

Act to Incorporate Lindley Training School
In Buncombe County. Seven (7) incorporators named.

March 4, 1893

Act in Aid of the North Carolina School for the Deaf and Dumb, at Morganton, North Carolina
$35,000 appropriated for 1893 and 1894.

March 4, 1893

Act to Repeal Chapter Four Hundred and Seventy-Five of the Laws of Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-One, Allowing Certain Citizens of Jackson County to Attend the Public School at Whittier
See March 9, 1891 above.

March 4, 1893

Act to Amend the Charter of Rutherford College in Burke County
Six (6) "Literary Trustees" named.

March 4, 1893

Act to Authorize the City of Greensboro to Issue Bonds for School Purposes
Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools. $9,000 for 20-30 years at 6% per annum. Voters also to decide to levy an additional tax to purchase $11,000 in bonds for the Agricultural & Mechanical College for the Colored Race.

March 4, 1893

Act to Incorporate the Stoneville Collegiate Institute
In the town of Stoneville, Rockingham County. Founder named. Authorized real estate up to $5,000.

March 6, 1893

Act to Prohibit the Sale of Spirituous Liquor in Various Localities
23 schools named in 16 counties. Does not include entire text of this legislative Act. Just the list of schools.

March 6, 1893

Act to Certify as Teachers in the Public Schools of the State the Graduates of Peabody Normal College of Nashville, Tennessee
Graduates with the degree of Licentiate of Instruction may teach in NC for life.

March 6, 1893

Act to Provide for the Support and Maintenance of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
$10,000 appropriated for 1893 and 1894.

March 6, 1893

Act to Establish a Normal Institution for the Training of White Teachers in Robeson
To be known as the Teachers' Normal Institute. Up to four adjacent counties may join in this institute.

March 6, 1893

Act to Amend Chapter Five Hundred and Thirty, Laws of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Ninety-One
Amended Act of March 9, 1891; see above. Increased funding to $1,500 per year for Colored Orphanage.

March 6, 1893

Act to Amend Chapter Sixty, Section Three, Laws of Eighteen Hundred and Eighty-Nine
Repealed reducing school age to ten for Croatans. See Act of February 2, 1889 above.

March 6, 1893

Act to Establish Graded Schools in Lexington, North Carolina
Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools.

March 6, 1893

Act to Establish Graded Schools in the Town of Rocky Mount, Counties of Nash and Edgecombe
Three (3) trustees named. This Act was repealed on March 11, 1895; see below.

March 6, 1893

Act to Establish Graded Schools in the City of High Point
Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools. Five (5) trustees named.

March 6, 1893

Act to Amend the Charter of Trinity College
How to fill vacancies in trustees. Alumni trustees to be approved by conference of all trustees.

March 6, 1893

Act to Incorporate the Elizabeth City Colored Normal and Industrial Institute at Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County
Twenty-five (25) trustees named. Authorized assets up to $200,000.

March 6, 1893

Act to Incorporate Peterson Academy
In Yancey County. Eight (8) incorporators named.

March 6, 1893

Act to Incorporate the Board of Education of the Buncombe County Missionary Baptist Association
Fifteen (15) trustees named. Chartered for sixty (60) years.

March 6, 1893

Act to Incorporate Mount Pleasant Academy in Wake County, State of North Carolina
Six (6) trustees named. Chartered for fifty (50) years.

March 6, 1893

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Belwood Institute, Cleveland County
In the town of Belwood. Five (5) trustees named.

March 6, 1893

Act to Incorporate the Charlotte Medical College
Three (3) incorporators named.

March 6, 1893

Act to Promote Education in the Town of Williamston, Martin County
Voters to decide upon the town issuing bonds up to $1,200 to pay off the debts of the Williamston Academy, which shall become property of the town. Said academy to be used as a public school for whites, but can operate on its own when not used as the public school.

March 6, 1893

Act to Incorporate Jewell Hill Academy in Madison County
Seven (7) trustees named.

March 6, 1893

Act to Incorporate Union Home School
In Moore County. Founder named. Chartered for up to thirty (30) years, and authorized assets up to $200,000.

March 6, 1893

Act to Incorporate Hopewell Academy
In the town of Moyton in Wilson County. Five (5) incorporators name.

March 6, 1893

Act to Charter Trap Hill Institute
In the town of Trap Hill in Wilkes County. Sixteen (16) trustees named.

March 6, 1893

Act to Incorporate Flat Creek Public School Near Dula's Spring in Buncombe County
Five (5) incorporators named.

March 6, 1893

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Sylvanus Erwin Normal Institute
In the town of Waco in Cleveland County. School launched in 1889. Thirteen (13) trustees named. Chartered for ninety-nine (99) years. Authorized assets up to $100,000.

March 6, 1893

Act to Incorporate La Fayette Military School
In the town of Fayetteville in Cumberland County. Ten (10) incorporators named. Chartered for thirty (30) years.

March 6, 1893

Act to Incorporate Murfreesboro Methodist College in Hertford County
Ten (10) trustees named.

March 6, 1893

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Centerville Male and Female Academy in Pitt County
Seven (7) trustees named. Chartered for ninety-nine (99) years.

March 6, 1893

Act to Incorporate the Southport Naval Marine Academy
In the town of Southport in Brunswick County. Three (3) incorporators named.

February __, 1895

Act to Amend the Charter of the Town of Mount Airy, North Carolina, and to Establish a System of Graded Schools Therein
Date blank in legislative Act. In Surry County. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax and issuance of bonds to pay for said schools.

February 9, 1895

Act Allowing an Increase of Taxation for Public Graded Schools in the City of Charlotte, North Carolina
Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools.

February 13, 1895

Act to Incorporate the Girls' Training School, Franklinton, North Carolina
In Franklin County. Four (4) incorporators named. A school for colored girls.

February 13, 1895

Act to Allow the Trustees of Why Not Academy, in Randolph County, to Make a Title to Said Academy Lot
Five (5) trustees named. They are allowed to sell the lot to J.P. Burroughs for a new high school in said academy.

February 13, 1895

Act to Incorporate Murfreesboro High School, Hertford County
Seven (7) incorporators named. Amended on February 25, 1897; see below.

February 15, 1895

Act to Aid Public Schools by Local Assessments
This Act applies only to Mitchell County. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools.

February 18, 1895

Act to Incorporate the Garysburg High School Company
Near the town of Garysburg in Northampton County. Seven (7) incorporators named. A school for the colored race.

February 23, 1895

Act to Equip and Furnish the Addition to the Female Department of the North Carolina Insane Asylum
$3,000 appropriated.

February 23, 1895

Act to Incorporate the North Wilkesboro Academical and Industrial Institute
In Wilkes County. Twelve (12) incorporators/trustees named. A school for the colored race.

February 23, 1895

Act to Amend Chapter One Hundred and Twenty of the Private Laws of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Ninety-Three Relating to the Cullowhee Normal School
Five (5) members of a new local board of managers named. Act Amended on March 8, 1897; see below.

February 25, 1895

Act to Incorporate Bertie Academy in the County of Bertie and State of North Carolina
Nine (9) trustees named. An academy for the colored race. All property to be tax exempt.

February 28, 1895

Act to Prohibit the Sale of Liquors Within One Mile Hilbriten Mountain Academy, Caldwell County
Near the town of Lenoir. A misdemeanor.

February 28, 1895

Act to Amend Chapter Two Hundred and Eighty-Five of the Laws of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Ninety-One
School Commissioners for the Town of Concord in Cabarrus County. Repealed on March 6, 1899; see below.

March 2, 1895

Act to Incorporate Cedar Rock Academy
In Franklin County. Five (5) incorporators/trustees named.

March 2, 1895

Act to Incorporate the Tarboro Collegiate Institute of Tarboro, North Carolina
In Edgecombe County. The founder, Mary Whitehurst, named.

March 2, 1895

Act to Incorporate the Bingham School
In Buncombe County. Originally established by William Bingham in Orange County, he died in 1873. His son, Robert Bingham, moved the school to Asheville in 1891, where it continued until 1927, one year after Robert's death. This Act was amended on January 18, 1899; see below.

March 5, 1895

Act to Provide for the Support and Maintenance of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
$10,000 appropriated annually. State Treasurer to be the ex officio treasurer of the college.

March 5, 1895

Act to Provide for the Support and Maintenance of the North Carolina Agricultural and Mechanical College, for the Colored Race
$5,000 appropriated annually.

March 5, 1895

Act to Incorporate Warwick High School, in Chowan County, North Carolina
Near the town of Gliden. Sixteen (16) trustees named. Chartered for twenty-five (25) years.

March 6, 1895

Act in Reference to the Adoption of Books for the Public Schools
Starting in 1896, all counties to use an approved set of text books for the next three years. No sectarian or political books shall be used.

March 6, 1895

Resolution in Favor of "The Virginia Dare Association," Instructing our Senators and Representatives to Use Their Best and Unceasing Efforts to Secure the Establishment of a National School of Industrial Arts for Women, in Raleigh, North Carolina
This Author has found no definitive evidence that such a new school for women was ever established as a result of this Resolution.

March 6, 1895

Act to Incorporate Carolina Christian College
In the town of Ayden, in Pitt County. Seven (7) trustees named. Founded in 1893, it remained in operation until 1903. A sister college - Atlantic Christian College - was opened in 1902 in nearby Wilson County, and this became the predecessor to Barton College.

March 6, 1895

Act to Authorize the Trustees of Salisbury Cross-Roads Academy, in Randolph County, to Sell and Make Title
Five (5) trustees named.

March 8, 1895

Act to Amend the Public School Laws of the City of Statesville
In Iredell County. Changed the terms of office for school committeemen. See March 6, 1891 above.

March 8, 1895

Act to Amend Chapter Five Hundred and Thirteen of the Public Laws of North Carolina, Relating to the Colored Orphan Asylum
Amended Act of March 6, 1893; see above. Changed $1,500 to $3,000 annual appropriation. Amended again on March 6, 1897; see below.

March 8, 1895

Act to Prevent the Manufacture and Sale of Intoxicating Liquors Within Two (2) Miles of Davis' School House and Bethel Baptist Church, both in Stanly County
A misdemeanor.

March 9, 1895

Act to Appropriate Funds for the Support of the Deaf and Dumb Institution, at Morganton
$18,850 appropriated to pay off debt. $30,000 appropriated for annual support and improvements. $3,500 appropriated to fund an Industrial Department.

March 9, 1895

Act for the Support of the State Hospital, at Morganton, and the Necessary Repairs and Improvements of the Buildings
$100,000 appropriated annually, to include necessary repairs and improvements for buildings.

March 9, 1895

Act to Provide Necessary Improvements at the Normal and Industrial School
$5,000 appropriated for each of the next two years to provide an infirmary, to enlarge the dining room, and other repairs.

March 9, 1895

Act to Enable the Commissioners of Yancey County to Levy a Special Tax to Extend the Public School in Burnsville School District
Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools.

March 9, 1895

Act to Incorporate the Carolina Military Institute
Location not identified. Three (3) incorporators named.

March 9, 1895

Act to Enable School District Number Thirteen (13), in Martin County, to Build a School House
Town of Everetts. May be indebted up to $200 to build said school house for white children.

March 11, 1895

Act to Provide for the Erection of Additional Buildings and Further Equipment of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
$7,500 for buildings and $3,750 for equipment appropriated for each year of 1895 and 1896.

March 11, 1895

Act to Amend Chapter One Hundred and Ninety-Two of the Laws of the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty-Three, Relative to the Graded Schools of Wilson Township, in Wilson County, North Carolina
Taxes to be provided to the school district quarterly.

March 11, 1895

Act Appointing Local Board of Trustees for the Colored Normal School, at Goldsboro, North Carolina
Five (5) trustees named. This Act was repealed on February 10, 1899; see below.

March 11, 1895

Act to Establish Graded Schools in the Town of Washington, North Carolina
Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools. Nine (9) trustees named. This Act was repealed on March 5, 1897; see below.

March 11, 1895

Act to Aid the North Carolina Institution for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind, at Raleigh, North Carolina
$9,000 appropriated. $2,000 of that amount is to repair the chapel. $7,000 of that amount appropriated for additional buildings for the colored department.

March 11, 1895

Act to Establish the Warsaw Graded School
In Duplin County. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools. Nine (9) trustees named.

March 11, 1895

Act to Provide for a Graded School in the Town of Hendersonville, North Carolina
In Henderson County. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools. Current trustees of the Hendersonville Academy and the current white school committee to be the new trustees for the white graded school. White graded school to use the existing Hendersonville Academy facilities. Two (2) new trustees plus the current colored school committee to be the new trustees for the colored graded school. Portions of this Act were repealed on March 7, 1899; see below.

March 11, 1895

Act to Repeal Chapter Five Hundred and Twenty-Seven, Acts Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-Three, Establishing Graded Schools in the Town of Rocky Mount
No reason given in the legislative Act. Repeals Act of March 6, 1893; see above.

March 11, 1895

Act to Amend Chapter Forty-Eight (48) of the Private Laws Eighteen Hundred and Seventy-Six and Eighteen Hundred and Seventy-Seven
Wentworth Male Academy in Rockingham County. Seven (7) new trustees named.

March 11, 1895

Act to Incorporate the United Baptist Institute
In the town of Taylorsville in Alexander County. Fifteen (15) trustees named. Built between 1854-1856 on site sold by James James. Rechartered in 1891 as Taylorsville Collegiate Institute. Remained open until it was sold on April 7, 1913 to the Alexander County Board of Education.

March 12, 1895

Act to Create and Establish a Free School District at the County Line, Between the Counties of Guilford and Forsyth
Macy's Grove Free School District. Three (3) members of a school committee named.

March 12, 1895

Act to Raise Money for the Benefit of the Public Schools in Cherokee County
Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools. Each township may decide on its own.

March 12, 1895

Act to Abolish the Board of Education of Clay and Cherokee Counties
Duties to be performed by county commissioners.

March 12, 1895

Act to Provide for the Maintenance of the North Carolina Insane Asylum
$65,245.60 appropriated annually for patients. $4,500.47 appropriated for outstanding debts. $6,000 appropriated for fire protection system. $600 appropriated for new pump and repairs to gas plant and a shed for tools.

March 12, 1895

Act to Appropriate One Thousand Dollars for the Colored Normal School
Known as the State Colored Normal School.

March 12, 1895

Act for Curing the Blind
Two (2) rooms set aside at the Raleigh facilities for the "Curable Blind" - one for males and one for females.

March 12, 1895

Act to Incorporate the Barrett Collegiate and Industrial Institute
In the town of Pee Dee in Anson County. Six (6) incorporators/trustees named. A school for the colored race.

March 12, 1895

Act Uniting the William L. Saunders Historical Society and the Historical Society of North Carolina
To use the name of Historical Society of North Carolina.

March 13, 1895

Act to Amend Section Two Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty-Four and Section Two Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty-Five of The Code, as Amended by the Laws of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty-Nine
Elections may be held in all counties for a special school tax, if not already in place. Fifty-nine (59) named counties were exempt from this Act. This means that the Act only applied to thirty-seven (37) counties.

March 13, 1895

Act for the Maintenance of the Eastern Hospital, and for Additional Buildings for Females
$37,500 appropriated for 1896, and $40,000 appropriated for 1896. $17,500 appropriated for new buildings for females.

March 13, 1895

Act to Prohibit the Manufacture and Sale of Intoxicating Liquors Within One Mile of Bush School House, in Caldwell County
A misdemeanor.

March 13, 1895

Act to Reduce the Expenses of the Department of Agriculture, and to Place the Control of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts with the Board of Agriculture
Redefined the members of the Board of Agriculture and the management structure of the college. Repealed on February 18, 1897; see below.

March 13, 1895

Act to Appoint a Local Board of Trustees for the Colored Normal School at Fayetteville, North Carolina
Five (5) trustees named.

March 13, 1895

Act to Establish a Normal School for the Colored Race in the Town of Winston or Salem, Forsyth County
To use the buildings of the existing Slater Industrial School. $1,000 appropriated.

March 13, 1895

Act to Credit the Public School Fund With the Uncalled For Refund of the Direct Land Tax
How to use the $25,000 provided by the federal government.

March 13, 1895

Act to Establish a Graded School in the Town of Rutherfordton and Surroundings
Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools.

March 13, 1895

Act to Prohibit the Sale of Spirituous Liquors Within Certain Localities
5 schools named in 5 counties. Does not include entire text of this legislative Act. Just the list of schools.

March 13, 1895

Act to Establish Graded Schools in the Town of Clinton, North Carolina
In Sampson County. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools. This Act was possibly repealed on March 2, 1899; see below.

March 13, 1895

Act to Amend the General School Law of North Carolina
County board of education is abolished; duties go to the county commissioners. Office of county superintendent of public instruction is abolished; clerical duties to be performed by the clerk for the county commissioners.

March 13, 1895

Act to Incorporate Lenoir College, in Catawba County
Title incorrect. The Act prohibits intoxicating liquors at Lenoir College in the town of Hickory. Opened in 1891 as Highland College, a successor to Highland Academy. Renamed to Lenoir College. 1923, renamed to Lenoir-Rhyne College. Later became Lenoir-Rhyne University.

March 13, 1895

Act to Incorporate Moravian Falls Military Academy
In the town of Moravian Falls in Wilkes County. Five (5) trustees named. All property to be tax exempt.

March 13, 1895

Act to Incorporate the Sunshine Institute, Rutherford County
In the town of Sunshine. Nine (9) trustees named. Authorized assets up to $100,000.

March 13, 1895

Act to Incorporate Pierce College
In the town of Roseland in Moore County. Two (2) incorporators named. In 1904, a forest fire totally destroyed the town of Roseland and Pierce College. Neither were rebuilt. But, the Post Office was not officialy closed until 1918.

March 13, 1895

Act to Prevent the Sale of Wine, Hard Cider, or Intoxicating Drinks Within One Mile of Ingold Academy, Sampson County
A misdemeanor.

March 13, 1895

Act to Incorporate the North Carolina Teachers' Association
Fourteen (14) incorporators named.

March 13, 1895

Act to Incorporate Friends' Orphanage, in Guilford County
Fourteen (14) trustees named.

March 13, 1895

Act to Incorporate Hodge's Business College, in Davie County, in North Carolina
In the town of Augusta.

March 13, 1895

Act to Incorporate the Paint Rock School House, in Madison County
In the town of Paint Rock.

March 13, 1895

Act for the Relief of the Odd Fellows' Orphan Home at Goldsboro
In Wayne County. Five (5) trustees named.

February 10, 1897

Act Relating to School District No. 30, for the White Race in Nash County
New boundaries defined for said school district. Mount Pleasant Academy exists within new boundaries.

February 10, 1897

Act to Incorporate The Yanceyville Graded (Colored) School
In Caswell County. Ten (10) trustees named. All property is tax exempt.

February 18, 1897

Act to Extend the Boundary Line of Grisom School District No. 41 in Granville County
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February 18, 1897

Act Concerning the Agricultural Department and College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Repealed legislative Act of March 13, 1895; see above. Amended Acts of March 7, 1887 and March 11, 1885; see above.

February 18, 1897

Act to Incorporate the Wingate School in Union County
Fifteen (15) trustees named. All property is tax exempt.

February 19, 1897

Act Relative to the Government of the Graded School in the Town of Whiteville, Columbus County
To enforce The Code, Sections 2659, 2660,2663, 2664, and 2667.

February 19, 1897

Act to Sell the Property of the Franklin Academy, and for Other Purposes
In Macon County. Shool has long ago ceased to exist, and all trustees have long since died. Proceeds to be used for a new school for whites.

February 20, 1897

Act to Establish a System of Graded Schools in Henderson, North Carolina
In Vance County. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools. Five (5) trustees named for white school, and five (5) trustees named for colored school.

February 20, 1897

Act to Consolidate Public School Districts No. 19 and 20 for the Colored Race in Wilson County
In or near the town of Elm City. To be known as the "Elm City Public School for the Colored Race."

February __, 1897

Act to Define the Duties of Local Boards of the State Colored Normal Schools
Date left blank in legislative Act. Local boards to have general management of schools. This Act was repealed on February 10, 1899; see below. Also partially repealed in March 7, 1899 Act; see below.

February 25, 1897

Act to Establish Graded Schools in the Town of Monroe, Union County
Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools. Seven (7) trustees named.

February 25, 1897

Act to Amend Chapter Twenty-Four of the Private Laws of 1895
Hertford County. Murfreesboro High School given two more years to begin construction.

February 25, 1897

Act to Incorporate Mt. Moriah Male and Female Academy
In Wake County. Ten (10) incorporators named.

February 25, 1897

Act to Incorporate the Elizabeth College Company for the Education of White Girls
In Charlotte, Mecklenburg County. Five (5) corporators named.

February 26, 1897

Act for the Deaf and Dumb and Blind
$34,500 appropriated for new buildings, repairs.

February 26, 1897

Act to Amend Section Six (6), Chapter 254, Public Laws of 1889, Relative to the Public Schools in the Town of Littleton
Five (5) trustees named for the white school. Five (5) trustees named for the colored school. 

February 26, 1897

Act to Prohibit the Sale of Spirituous Liquors or Other Intoxicating Drinks Within Three Miles of Parkersburg Academy in Sampson County
A misdemeanor.

February 27, 1897

Act to Provide for Additional Improvements, Equipment, Repairs and Support of The Normal and Industrial School
$12,500 appropriated annually.

February 27, 1897

Act to Provide for Additional Equipment, Repairs, Improvements and Support of the University of North Carolina
$5,000 additional appropriated annually.

February 27, 1897

Act to Incorporate Hodge's School, in Davie County, North Carolina
In the town of Augusta. Business courses, short hand, and typewriting. Plus classical and academical courses.

February XX, 1897

Resolution Directing the Trustees of the Public Libraries to Distribute the Colonial and State Records of North Carolina, and How Distributed
Date blank in book of Resolutions. Twenty (20) schools named. A second Resolution was issued on March 1.

March 1, 1897

Act to Establish Graded Public Schools in the City of Hickory
In Catawba County. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools. Three (3) trustees named.

March 1, 1897

Act to Allow Graduates of the Asheville Normal and Collegiate Institute for Young Women to Teach in the Public Schools of the State
In Buncombe County. Graduates authorized to teach without examination.

March 1, 1897

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Amend an Act Entitled 'An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Kittrell Industrial Normal School,' Ratified the 7th Day of March, 1887," Being Chapter 18 of the Laws of 1889
Name changed to Kittrell Institute.

March 2, 1897

Act to Provide for the Erection of a School Building for the Deaf and Dumb
$10,000 appropriated for each of 1897 and 1898.

March 2, 1897

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Saint Mary's School
In Raleigh, Wake County. Ten (10) trustees named. This Act was amended on January 16, 1899; see below.

March 3, 1897

Act to Aid the North Carolina Institution for the Education of the Deaf, Dumb and Blind
$11,500 appropriated for each of 1897 and 1898; for a new building and equipment for the colored department.

March 3, 1897

Act for the Protection of School Entertainments, &c
No disturbing school outings, picnics, or meetings.

March 3, 1897

Act to Change the Name of Normal and Industrial School to The State Normal and Industrial College and for Other Purposes
Also for the Secretary of State to give two (2) copies of the Colonial and State Records, and one (1) copy of all laws and other state records to said college for its library.

March 5, 1897

Act to Establish a School for the Training of Colored Teachers
Named the North Carolina Industrial and Training School for Colored Teachers. Location to be determined.

March 5, 1897

Act to Establish Graded Schools in the District Herein Specified, and to be Known as Chapel Hill School Districts, Number Twenty-Four, Orange County
Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for said schools. Five (5) trustees named. This Act was repealed on February 24, 1899; see below.

March 5, 1897

Act Supplemental to an Act Entitled "An Act Concerning the Department of Agriculture and the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts," and Providing for the Separate Control and Management of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Trustees of the college are separate and distinct from the Department of Agriculture. See Legislative Act of February 18, 1897, above.

March 5, 1897

Act to Levy a Special Tax in School District No. 1, Wake Forest Township, Wake County
For the purchase of a lot (not less than one acre) and the
building of a public school house for the white race. Voters to decide whether to levy said new tax.

March 5, 1897

Act to Establish Graded Schools in the Town of Washington
In Beaufort County. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for schools.

March 5, 1897

Act to Incorporate Boonville Hyatte Academy at Boonville in Yadkin County
Six (6) trustees named.

March 5, 1897

Act to Incorporate the Raleigh Library
Sixteen (16) trustees named. Chartered for thirty (30) years.

March 5, 1897

Act to Incorporate Whitsett Institute in Guilford County
At or near the town of Whitsett. Five (5) trustees named; four (4) with the surname of Whitsett.

March 5, 1897

Act to Incorporate the Durham Public Library
Twelve (12) trustees named.

March 6, 1897

Act to Revise and Improve the Public School System of North Carolina
29 detailed sections, with a focus on county school boards. This Act was amended on March 4, 1899; see below.

March 6, 1897

Act to Authorize the School Committee of Raleigh Township to Issue Bonds
In Wake County. Voters to decide if to issue bonds up to $50,000 for up to thirty (30) years to build new school buildings, and equipping said buildings.

March 6, 1897

Act to Establish a Graded School in Hayesville, Clay County
White voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for a white graded school only. Seven (7) trustees named. This Act was repealed on February 13, 1899; see below.

March 6, 1897

Act to Incorporate Bethel Hill Institute, for Male and Female, in Person County, N.C.
Near the town of Bethel Hill. Seven (7) corporators named.

March 6, 1897

Act to Amend Chapter 47 of the Private Laws of 1887, Relative to the Colored Orphan Asylum at Oxford, North Carolina
Governor to appoint three (3) directors on behalf of the State. Increased funding to $5,000.

March 6, 1897

Act to Incorporate Hominy Valley Institute
In Buncombe County. Ten (10) trustees named.

March 8, 1897

Act to Charter the Eastern Hospital for the Colored Insane and the Western Hospital for the Insane and North Carolina Insane Asylum at Raleigh, and to Provide for Their Government
Former names repealed; new names instantiated: The State Hospital for the Colored Insane, the Western Hospital for the Insane, and the Central Hospital for the Insane.

March 8, 1897

Act in Relation to Special School Tax in Person County
Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for schools.

March 8, 1897

Act to Authorize the Trustees of the North Carolina Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind to Employ Two or More Physicians
Combined salaries not to exceed $750 per year. One or more doctors for whites, one doctor for colored.

March 8, 1897

Act to Provide a Suitable Garden for the North Carolina Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind at Raleigh
May sell or exchange existing garden for a more suitable plot.

March 8, 1897

Act to Appropriate Four Thousand Dollars ($4,000) for the Colored Normal Schools
An additional $4,000 per year appropriated for the seven (7) colored normal schools.

March 8, 1897

Act to Sell School House and Land in District No. 10½ in Buncombe County
Proceeds of sale are used to acquire stock in the Hominy Valley Institute for use in said school district.

March 8, 1897

Act for the Benefit of Public Schools in the County of Tyrrell
Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for schools.

March 8, 1897

Act to Create and Establish a Free School District at the County Line Between the Counties of Guilford, Forsyth and Davidson
Named the Davis Free School District. Three (3) members of the new school committee named.

March 8, 1897

Act Concerning the Colored State Normal Schools
Appropriations to be divided equally among all schools.

March 8, 1897

Act to Incorporate the Davie Educational Union
To establish a school in or near the town of Mocksville, Davie County, for the colored race. Eight (8) trustees named.

March 8, 1897

Act to Charter Gladstone Academy
In the town of Gladstone, Stanly County. Seven (7) trustees named.

March 8, 1897

Act to Incorporate the Chowan Educational Association in the County of Hertford
Nine (9) corporators named. For the education of colored children in the town of Winton. Retained the name of Waters Normal Institute.

March 8, 1897

Act to Incorporate Red Springs Seminary
In the town of Red Springs in Robeson County. Six (6) corporators named. A school for girls. This Act was amended on February 27, 1899; see below.

March 8, 1897

Act to Amend Chapter 120, Private Laws of 1893, and 59, Private Laws of 1895
Cullowhee High School in Jackson County. Annual appropriations increased to $2,000 for the Normal School. Amended again on February 13, 1899; see below.

March 8, 1897

Act to Amend the Charter of St. Augustine's School, Raleigh
Redefined the makeup of the Board of Trustees.

March 9, 1897

Act to Establish an Independent School District Including Part of Mitchell, Burke and McDowell Counties
Linville Falls vicinity. One school committeeman per county. Boundaries defined.

March 9, 1897

Act for the Establishment of Graded Schools in the City of High Point
Voters to decide whether to issue bonds up to $10,000 for up to thirty (30) years to buy lot(s) and build new school buildings. Twelve (12) members of the school board named.

March 9, 1897

Act to Prohibit the Manufacture the Sale of Liquor Near Certain Churches [and schools] in the State
10 schools named in 10 counties. Does not include entire text of this legislative Act. Just the list of schools.

March 9, 1897

Act to Put that Part of a School District of Alamance County, Lying Within the Corporate Limits of the Town of Gibsonville, Guilford County, North Carolina, in Gibsonville School District
Only applies to the white race.

March 9, 1897

Act to Authorize the School Committee in Public School District No. 13, in the County of Yancey, to Use the Public School Fund of Said District for the Year1896 for the Purpose of Erecting a Joint School and Church House in Said District
School House and Union Church.

March 9, 1897

Act to Prohibit the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors in Certain Localities
6 schools named in 5 counties. Does not include entire text of this legislative Act. Just the list of schools.

March 9, 1897

Act to Incorporate the Scotland Neck Training and Industrial School
Fourteen (14) trustees named.

March 9, 1897

Act to Encourage Local Taxation for Public Schools
$50,000 appropriated. Every county to hold an election. If a county votes no, may vote again every two years. This Act was repealed on March 6, 1899; see below.

March 9, 1897

Act to Permit Certain Persons in Jackson County to Attend the Public School at Whittier's in Swain County
Boundaries defined.

March 9, 1897

Act to Provide for the Maintenance of the Agricultural and Mechanical College for the Colored Race
$5,000 appropriated for both 1897 and 1898.

March 9, 1897

Act to Establish a School District on Ball Mountain in McDowell County
Children of Henderson and Rutherford Counties on Ball Mountain may also attend.

March 9, 1897

Act to Permit the Establishment of Public Libraries
Towns and cities with a population over 1,000 authorized to provide for a public library.

March 9, 1897

Act to Provide for the Support, Maintenance and Other Purposes of the State Hospital at Morganton, the North Carolina Insane Asylum at Raleigh, and the Eastern Hospital at Goldsboro
$90,000 appropriated for Morganton. $55,450 appropriated for Raleigh. $40,000 appropriated for Goldsboro. $3,000 also appropriated for a new department of the criminal insane added to the State Penitentiary, and removed from insane asylums.

March 9, 1897

Act to Aid the Normal and Industrial Institute of Elizabeth City, North Carolina
$500 appropriated annually, provided locals raise $1,500. Seven (7) members of a local board named.

March 9, 1897

Act to Prohibit the Sale of Spirituous, Vinous and Malt Liquors in Two Miles of Marine's School House in Onslow County
In Swansboro Township. Twenty-eight (28) petitioners named. A misdemeanor.

March 9, 1897

Act in Relation to the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, Located at Raleigh
$5,000 appropriated for a new boiler and to erect a new hospital at the college. Half in 1897, and half in 1898.

March 9, 1897

Act for the Protection of Educational and Other Institutions
Board members and/or other employees may not provide supplies or services to schools or other institutions.

March 9, 1897

Act to Confirm the Charter of The Oxford North Carolina Orphan Asylum, Oxford, North Carolina and to Amend the Same
Official name to be "The Oxford Orphan Asylum."

March 9, 1897

Act to Incorporate the Swain County High School in Swain County
Nine (9) trustees named.

March 9, 1897

Act to Incorporate and Establish Two Literary Societies in Shaw University
Located in Raleigh. Forty-six (46) corporators for two (2) yet-to-be named societies are named. Authorized assets up to $50,000.

March 9, 1897

Act to Incorporate the Central Industrial Institute of Columbus, Polk County, N.C.
Fifteen (15) trustees named.

March 9, 1897

Act to Incorporate Roanoke Institute of Roanoke Missionary Baptist Association of Elizabeth City, N.C.
In Pasquotank County. Seven (7) corporators named.

March 9, 1897

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Liberal Industrial and Agricultural Institute of Elizabeth City, North Carolina
In Pasquotank County. Six (6) trustees named. Name change for the Colored Industrial and Agricultural Training School.

March XX, 1897

Act to Create a Public School District of the Town of Rockingham, North Carolina
In Richmond County. Five temporary (5) members of a new school committee named. This Act was repealed on February 16, 1899; see below.

January 16, 1899

Act to Amend the Charter of St. Mary's School
In Raleigh, Wake County.

January 18, 1899

Act to Amend the Charter of the Bingham School
In Asheville, Buncombe County. Changed captain to major.

January 24, 1899

Act to Incorporate the Southern Conservatory of Music in the Town and County of Durham
Three (3) corporators named.

February 1, 1899

Act to Appoint a Committee to Investigate the Condition and Management of the Agricultural and Mechanical College for the Colored Race at Greensboro, North Carolina
One (1) from the Senate and two (2) from the House appointed to investigate charges of fraud, negligence, and immorality.

February 10, 1899

Act to Change the Inscription on the Corner-Stone of the New Buildings of the North Carolina Institution for Blind
Eight (8) names to be included on a bronze or stone tablet.

February 10, 1899

Act to Repeal Chapter Two Hundred and Seventeen, Laws of Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-Five, and Chapter One Hundred and Nineteen, Laws of Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-Seven
Repealed two Acts regarding the Colored Normal School.

February 10, 1899

Act to Allow the Town of Edenton to Sell Certain Lands for School Purposes
In Chowan County. One town lot identified to be used for a colored school.

February 13, 1899

Act to Repeal Chapter Three Hundred and Sixty-One, Public Laws of Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-Seven
Graded School at Hayesville in Clay County repealed.

February 13, 1899

Act to Amend Chapter Two Hundred and Thirteen, Private Laws of Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-Seven
Cullowhee High School in Jackson County. Six (6) new trustees named. Amended on March 4, 1899 - included herein.

February 15, 1899

Act to Amend Chapter Thirty-Four of The Code, and to Amend Chapter One Hundred and Eighty-One of the Laws of Eighteen Hundred and Eighty-Nine
Diploma from accredited Medical College or proof of medical license in another state is required to practice medicine in NC.

February 15, 1899

Act to Amend Chapter Three Hundred and Ninety-Nine, Laws of Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-One
Redefines how to fill vacancies of the board of directors for the school for white Deaf and Dumb.

February 15, 1899

Act to Establish Graded Schools in the Town of Kinston, North Carolina
In Lenoir County. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for schools. Seven (7) trustees named.

February 15, 1899

Act to Provide for the Management of the Colored Normal School at Franklinton, North Carolina
In Franklin County. Five (5) trustees appointed by the General Assembly.

February 15, 1899

A Resolution to Elect Directors for the Deaf and Dumb School at Morganton
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February 15, 1899

Act to Amend the Charter of Saint Peter's Home and Hospital, Chapter Ten of the Private Laws Eighteen Hundred and Seventy-Nine, and Chapter Two Hundred and Seventy-One of the Private Laws of Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-Three, and to Authorize the Said Corporation to Establish a Training School for Nurses
In Charlotte, Mecklenburg County. Doors opened on January 20, 1876 as Charlotte Home and Hospital in a residential home. Permanent structure built in 1877-1878. This Act changed the name to St. Peter's Hospital. Closed in 1940, after the new Memorial Hospital opened.

February 15, 1899

Act to Incorporate the Olivia Raney Library
In Raleigh, Wake County. Fifteen (15) corporators named. Opened in 1901, moved location in 1965, closed in 1985. Reopened and still in operation as Olivia Raney Local History Library with focus on genealogy and Civil War history.

February 16, 1899

Act Relating to School District Number Three, Court House Township, of Camden County
School committee forbidden to dispose of any property.

February 16, 1899

Act to Repeal Chapter Four Hundred and Thirty-Eight, Public Laws of Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-Seven, the Same Being an Act to Create a Public School District of the Town of Rockingham, North Carolina
In Richmond County.

February 16, 1899

Act to Authorize the Town of Durham to Issue School Bonds
$16,000 in coupon bonds. Voters to decide if these bonds shall be issued, and for a special tax to pay the interest.

February 22, 1899

Act to Incorporate Chapel Hill School
In Chapel Hill, Orange County. Three (3) trustees named.

February 23, 1899

Act to Incorporate the Thompson Institute
In or near Lumberton, Robeson County. Nine (9) trustees named.

February 24, 1899

Act to Repeal Chapter Two Hundred and Sixty-One, Public Laws of Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-Seven
Repeals 1897 Act to establish Graded Schools in Chapel Hill, Orange County.

February 24, 1899

A Resolution Providing for the Election of Trustees of the University of North Carolina
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February 27, 1899

Act to Amend Chapter Five Hundred and Nine of the Laws of Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-One, Relative to the Graded Schools of Wilson Township, in Wilson County
Seven (7) trustees named.

February 27, 1899

Act to Establish Graded Schools in the town of Morganton
In Burke County. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for schools. Eight (8) trustees named.

February 27, 1899

Act in Relation to the Public School in the Town of Mount Airy, and Providing for the Levying of a Tax to Support the Same
In Surry County. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for schools.

February 27, 1899

Act for the Establishment of a Graded School in the Town of Albemarle, Stanly County
Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for schools. To also vote on the issuance of bonds up to $5,000. Nine (9) temporary school commissioners named.

February 27, 1899

Act to Amend the Charter of Red Springs Seminary, Chapter Two Hundred and Ten, Private Laws of Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-Seven
Added and named three (3) more trustees.

February 27, 1899

Act to Amend Chapter Thirty-Three, Laws of Eighteen Hundred and Eighty-Three, Authorizing the Yadkin Mineral Spring Academy to Grant Certificates of Proficiency
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February 27, 1899

Act to Incorporate the Butler Institute in the County of Martin
A school for colored in the town of Jamesville. Nine (9) corporators named.

February 27, 1899

Act to Incorporate Buies Creek Academy and Commercial College in Harnett County
Four (4) corporators named. Opened on January 5, 1887 in the home of James Archibald Campbell. Name changed to Campbell Junior College in 1926, Campbell College in 1961, and Campbell University in 1979.

February 28, 1899

Act for the Better Government of the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind
General Assembly elected and named seven (7) new directors.

February 28, 1899

Act to Authorize the Issue of Bonds by Raleigh Township for School Purposes
In Wake County. Voters to decide on the issuance of bonds up to $50,000.

February 28, 1899

Act to Establish a Graded School in a New District in the Town of Dobson and Provide for a Special Assessment of Taxes and Authorize Said District to Issue Bonds
In Surry County. New school district boundaries defined. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for schools. If yes, they may issue $1,000 in bonds, also.

February 28, 1899

Act to Provide for the Care and Treatment of the Insane and Inebriate Croatan Indians
Creates a separate department in the State Hospital at Raleigh, Wake County.

February 28, 1899

Act to Amend Chapter Fifty, Laws of Eighteen Hundred and Eighty-Three
Kings Mountain High School in Cleveland County. Trustees now to be elected by qualified voters of the town.

February 28, 1899

Act to Incorporate the Aurora High School
In the town of Aurora, Beaufort County. Seventeen (17) corporators named.

February 28, 1899

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Biddle University," etc., Ratified the Eighth Day of February, Eighteen Hundred and Eighty-Seven
Charlotte, Mecklenburg County. May establish schools of law and medicine, and to establish training schools for medicine and agrigulture and mechanics.

February 28, 1899

Act to Incorporate the Sylva High Training School in Jackson County
Eight (8) trustees plus two (2) school committeemen named.

February 28, 1899

Act to Incorporate the Presbyterian Female College
Chartered on May 30, 1896 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County. Fourteen (14) trustees named. To expand school to Statesville, Iredell County, and other western towns in NC.

March 2, 1899

Act to Repeal Chapter Four Hundred and Twenty-Nine, Public Laws of Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-Five
If voters elect "against taxes," then this Act is valid and previous Act is repealed. If voters elect "for taxes," then this Act is null and void and previous Act remains in effect.

March 2, 1899

Act in Relation to Public Schools in the Town of Maxton
In Robeson County. Seven (7) members of the school committee are named. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for schools.

March 3, 1899

Act to Provide for the Government of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Name officially changed to the "North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts." Redefined the board of trustees.

March 4, 1899

Act to Abolish the County Board of Education
See March 6, 1897 above.

March 4, 1899

Act to Amend Chapter Five Hundred and Forty-Nine of the Public Laws of Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-One
Changes to the College of Agricultural and Mechanic Arts for the Colored Race. See March 9, 1891 above. This Act was also supplemented on March 7, 1899; see below.

March 6, 1899

Act to Repeal Chapter Four Hundred and Twenty-One, Public Laws of Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-Seven
See March 9, 1897. Repeals Act to Encourage Local Taxation for Public Schools.

March 6, 1899

Act to Provide for Trustees of the Colored Normal School at Goldsboro
In Wayne County. Five (5) trustees named.

March 6, 1899

Act to Provide a Local Board of Managers of the State Colored Normal School at Fayetteville
In Cumberland County. Five (5) managers named.

March 6, 1899

Act to Establish Graded Schools in the Town of Washington
In Beaufort County. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for schools.

March 6, 1899

Act to Amend the Charter of the Concord Graded School
In Cabarrus County. Number of school commissioners increased from four (4) to seven (7).

March 6, 1899

Act to Authorize School Districts to Pay for Making Out Tax Lists of Property Listed for Taxation in Such District for Special School Purposes
This Act only applies to Cherokee County, so far.

March 6, 1899

Act Relating to the Public Schools of Buncombe County
County board of school directors to meet in Asheville. Defines when township school trustees and county superintendent of public schools are to meet.

March 6, 1899

Act to Establish a School District Out of Part of Ashe and Alleghany Counties
Boundaries defined.

March 6, 1899

Act to Establish Public Schools in Chadbourn Township, with a Special Tax Supplemental Thereto
In Columbus County. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for schools. Three (3) trustees named.

March 6, 1899

Act to Authorize the Condemnation of Foot Paths to School Houses in Durham County
To appoint disinterested freeholders to determine if land is needed to be condemned to create viable path(s) to schools.

March 6, 1899

Act to Establish Graded Schools in the Town of Waynesville, and to Provide for the Issuance of Bonds for Electric Lights
In Haywood County. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for schools, and to decide whether to issue up to $10,000 in bonds to pay for buildings, etc. Also to decide if to issue another $5,000 in bonds for electric lights in town. Eleven (11) trustees named.

March 6, 1899

Act in Relation to the Public School in the Town of Pilot Mountain, North Carolina, and Providing for the Levying of a Tax to Support the Same
In Surry County. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for schools. Five (5) members of the School Committee are named.

March 6, 1899

Act to Establish Washington Avenue Supplemental School District
Near the town of Chadbourn in Columbus County. Boundaries defined. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for schools. Three (3) trustees named.

March 6, 1899

Act to Provide for Improvements at the State Normal and Industrial College
In Greensboro, Guilford County. $5,000 appropriated for a gymnasium and a library.

March 6, 1899

Act to Establish Graded Schools in the Town of Mount Olive, North Carolina
In Wayne County. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for schools. Six (6) trustees named.

March 6, 1899

Act to Establish Graded Schools in the City of New Bern
In Craven County. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for schools.

March 6, 1899

Act to Create a School District in Sampson County
Boundaries defined. For whites only.

March 6, 1899

Act to Abolish County Board of Education, School Committees and County Supervisor
Only applies to Buncombe County.

March 6, 1899

Act to Incorporate the Slater Industrial and State Normal School of Winston-Salem, North Carolina
In Forsyth County. Was the Slater Industrial Academy; a colored school. Eleven (11) corporators named. Authorized up to 1,000 acres; all property to be tax exempt.

March 6, 1899

Resolution to Appoint a Joint Committee to Recommend Trustees for the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
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March 6, 1899

Act to Incorporate Whitehead Academy
In Whitehead, Alleghany County. Twelve (12) trustees named.

March 6, 1899

Act to Incorporate the Methodist Orphanage
In or near Raleigh, Wake County. Fifteen (15 trustees named.

March 6, 1899

Act to Incorporate the High School of Swain County, Under the Name and Style of the James L. Robinson Institute in Swain County
In Bryson City. Fifteen (15) corporators named.

March 6, 1899

Act to be Entitled an Act to Incorporate Rich Square Academy, Northampton County
In the town of Rich Square, Northampton County. Eleven (11) trustees named.

March 6, 1899

Act to Incorporate the Cross-Roads Church Academy
In the town of Cross Roads Church (town renamed to Courtney in 1904) in Yadkin County. Eight (8) trustees named.

March 6, 1899

Act to Incorporate Plummer Seminary, in Ashe County
Four (4) trustees named.

March 6, 1899

Act to Incorporate Neuse River [Baptist] Institute
In the town of Sheldon, Halifax County. Eleven (11) trustees named. Authorized assets up to $25,000.

March 6, 1899

Act in Aid of the Public Schools of the City of Asheville
Buncombe County. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for schools.

March 7, 1899

Act to Appoint the Members of the County Board of School Directors in the Various Counties of the State
97 counties. Three (3) directors named for each county.

March 7, 1899

Act to Provide for Appointments of Trustees for Plymouth Normal School
The Colored Normal School at Plymouth in Washington County. Five (5) trustees appointed and named. Repeals part of Act of February XX, 1897; see above.

March 7, 1899

Act to Supplement an Act Entitled "An Act to Amend Chapter Four Hundred and Fifty-Nine of the Public Laws of Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-One, Increasing the Board of Trustees of the Agricultural and Mechanical College for the Colored Race"
Directs the trustees to meet in Greensboro and elect a chairman and an executive committee.

March 7, 1899

Act to Provide Waterworks and Sewerage at the University of North Carolina
$7,500 appropriated.

March 7, 1899

Act to Amend Chapter Two Hundred and Sixty-Six of the Public Laws of Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-Five, Establishing Graded Schools in the Town of Hendersonville
In Henderson County. Nine (9) trustees named.

March 7, 1899

Act to Revise and Consolidate the Public School Law
82 detailed sections.

March 7, 1899

Resolution in Regard to Electing Trustees for the Agricultural and Mechanical College for the Colored Race at Greensboro, North Carolina
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March 7, 1899

A Joint Resolution Providing for the Election of Trustees of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
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March 7, 1899

Act to Incorporate Liberty Normal College
In the town of Liberty, Randolph County. Three (3) corporators named.

March 8, 1899

Act to Establish Graded Schools in Lincolnton
In Lincoln County. Voters to decide whether to levy an additional tax to pay for schools.

March 8, 1899

Act to Incorporate the Chowan Educational Association in the County of Hertford
The Waters Normal Institute for the education of colored people in the town of Winton. Nine (9) trustees named. Property up to $50,000 is tax exempt.

March 8, 1899

Act to Appropriate One Hundred Thousand Dollars to the Public Schools of North Carolina
An annual appropriation.

March 8, 1899

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

March 8, 1899

Act for the Benefit of the North Carolina Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb and Blind
$15,000 appropriated for 1899 and 1900 for new boilers, heating plant, electric plant, a new roof, land for a garden, and new books. $12,500 additional appropriated for 1899 and 1900 for maintenance.

March 8, 1899

Act to Appropriate Funds for the Support and Maintenance of the North Carolina School for the Deaf and Dumb
At Morganton in Burke County. $40,000 annually. $7,000 appropriated for an addition to the industrial department, steam heating, plumbing, electric lighting, and cold storage apparatus.

March 8, 1899

Act to Make Appropriations for the State Hospitals
$55,000 appropriated annually for Raleigh. $90,000 appropriated annually for Morganton. $45,000 appropriated annually for Goldsboro. More appropriated for special needs at the first two.

March 8, 1899

Act to Prohibit the Sale of Spirituous Liquors Within Certain Localities
37 schools named in 22 counties. Does not include entire text of this legislative Act. Just the list of schools.

March 8, 1899

Act to Provide a System of Sewerage for the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Three (3) commissioners named. $2,500 loaned by the State.

March 8, 1899

Act to Establish a School District of the Territory Lying Between New River and the Virginia State Line at the Horse Ford of New River
In Alleghany County.

March 8, 1899

Resolution Endorsing Pickford Sanitarium
Located at Southern Pines in Moore County. For the care and treatment of consumption for the colored race.

March 8, 1899

Act to Incorporate Caldwell Institute, Orange County, North Carolina
Twenty-one (21) trustees named.

March 8, 1899

Act to Charter Farmer's Institute in Randolph County
In the town of Farmer, Randolph County. Seven (7) trustees named.
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