North Carolina - Acts on Education Topics

An Act to Provide for the Education and Maintenance of the Poor and Destitute Deaf Mutes and Blind Persons in This State.

1844-1845 - Chapter XXXVII

Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1844-1845 - Pages 59-60.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That there shall be annually appropriated, out of the proceeds of the Literary Fund, five thousand dollars for the maintenance and education of such poor and destitute deaf mutes and blind persons, as are unable to pay for such maintenance and education, to be selected in the mode that shall be prescribed by the Literary Board: provided, that such selection shall be made with a due regard to the claims of every portion of the State.

Sec. II. Be it further enacted, That the sums hereby appropriated shall be expended, at the discretion of the Literary Board, either by hiring teachers to open schools in this State, or by placing such pupils as may be selected by them to such institutions of the sister States, for the instruction of the deaf and dumb and the blind, as they may deem most advisable, due regard being had to the expense of instruction and maintenance in said institutions.

Sec. III. Be it further enacted, That the Justices of the several Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, at the terms of their respective Courts when the taxes are laid; may levy, in the same manner as taxes are now by law levied for the support of the poor, seventy five dollars for the support and maintenance of every such deaf mute and blind person as shall be selected from their respective counties, by the Literary Board, for the purpose of education.

Ratified the 8th day of January, 1845.

William Alexander Graham, Governor
Edward Stanly, Speaker of the House of Commons
Burgess S. Gaither, Speaker of the Senate

Secretary of State's Office, April 1845

I, William Hill, Secretary of State in and for the State of North Carolina,
do hereby certify that the Acts and Resolutions contained in this Pamphlet
are true copies of the original Acts and Resolutions passed by the General
Assembly of this State, at its late session.

William Hill, Secretary of State



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