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An 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.

1848-1849 - Chapter III

Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1848-1849 - Pages 14-16.
Click Here to view the original 1847 Act, which is amended below. 

Whereas the General Assembly, by an Act, passed at its last session, entitled "An Act to Provide Suitable Buildings for the Comfortable Accommodation of Deaf Mutes and Blind Persons in this State," did adopt a plan for said buildings, for the carrying out of which, it was estimated and ascertained that the sum of fifteen thousand dollars would be required; and

Whereas, though by said Act a sufficient amount of money was placed at the disposal of the President and Directors of the Literary Board for the erection of said buildings upon the plan proposed and adopted; yet by an amendment to the first section of said Act, the whole cost of said buildings was limited to ten thousand dollars; by reason whereof it became necessary to the prosecution of said work according to the plan adopted, that the Principal of the institution should give his individual bond for the sum of five thousand dollars to the contractor, to enable him to undertake the work: Therefore,

Sec. 1. 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 for the purpose of carrying out the object and intention of the Act of Assembly, passed at the last session, and of relieving the Principal of the Institution from the personal liability assumed by him as aforesaid, on account of said buildings, the Board of Directors of the institution be, and they are hereby authorized, empowered and directed to apply for the satisfaction and discharge of the bond of said Principal, given as aforesaid, the sum of five thousand dollars, out of any unexpended balance of the annual appropriation, made at the session of the General Assembly of 1844-'45, 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 next fiscal years: Provided, that in making the estimate of said balance, it shall be considered, that all the counties from which pupils have been sent have paid in the amount due from each.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the Board of Directors of the institution be, and they are hereby authorized, empowered and directed to cause the buildings for the institution of the deaf and dumb to be properly furnished ; and suitable out buildings to be erected, and the grounds around the said buildings to be enclosed; and also to cause such other improvements to be made thereon as they may deem necessary and proper for the accommodation of the pupils of the institution: Provided, however, that the whole cost of said furniture and improvements shall not exceed the sum of two thousand, five hundred dollars.

See. 3. Be it further enacted, That the Board of Directors ot the institution be, and they hereby are, authorized, empowered and directed to apply, for the purposes of furnishing said buildings, erecting suitable out-buildings, and enclosing the grounds as aforesaid, the sum of two thousand, five hundred dollars, from the Literary Fund.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That this Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified 27th day of January, 1849.

Charles Manly, Governor
Robert B. Gilliam, Speaker of the House of Commons
Calvin Graves, Speaker of the Senate

Office of the Secretary of State, April 1849.

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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