North Carolina - Acts on Education Topics

An Act to Provide Suitable Buildings for the Comfortable Accommodation of Deaf Mutes and Blind Persons of this State.

1846-1847 - Chapter XLVIII

Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1846-1847 - Pages 114-115.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the anthority of the same, That suitable buildings for the accommodation of such deaf mutes and blind persons as now are, or may hereafter become, pupils or inmates of the institution established in the city of Raleigh, for their education and maintenance, shall be erected in or near the said city, of good and durable materials, according to the plan submitted herewith: Provided, the whole cost of said buildings shall not exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the said buildings shall be erected under the control and management of the president and directors of the Literary Board, who are authorized and empowered to contract for said work; but before any contractor or contractors, who may be employed by them, shall be allowed to commence the work, the said board shall require him or them to enter into bond, with good and suflicient security, in the sum of fifteen thousand dollars, conditioned that the said contractor or contractors shall execute the said work in such time as may be prescribed and specified by the said board, and in a substantial and workmanlike manner.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That the president and directors of the Literary Board be, and they are hereby authorized, empowered and directed to use, for the execution of said buildings, any unexpended balance of the annual appropriation made at the last session of the General Assembly, for the maintenance and education of deaf mutes and blind persons of the State, as may remain on hand at the expiration of the present and the next fiscal years; and also to apply, for said purpose, the additional sum of five thousand dollars from the literary fund.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That the said president and directors of the Literary board be, and they are hereby authorized, empowered and directed, to cause said buildings to be erected on any one of the public lots in or near the city of Raleigh, now owned by the State, which they may select for that purpose, and to take and hold possession of such lot until further provision shall be made by law in relation thereto.

Ratified 18th January, 1847.

William Alexander Graham, Governor
Edward Stanly, Speaker of the House of Commons
Andrew Joyner, Speaker of the Senate

Secretary of State's Office, April 1847

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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