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An Act to Complete the Buildings of the North Carolina Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind, and Other Purposes.

1860-1861 Public Laws: Chapter 2

Public Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1860-61 - Pages 3-5.
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Section 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 the sum of two thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of finishing the buildings and other improvements authorized to be created [erected,] and made by an Act of the General Assembly, passed at the session of 1858-59, entitled an act to enlarge and improve the buildings of the asylum of the deaf and dumb and the blind, and for other purposes, and that the president of the board of directors be authorized and empowered to draw upon the public treasurer for the same, which sum shall [be] expended under the supervision of the directors in the completion of the improvements already begun in the building of the institution; Provided, however, That not more than one thousand dollars shall be called for in any period of three months.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the sum of one hundred dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purchase of books for the use of the institution, and that the president of the board of directors be authorized to draw upon the public treasurer for the same, and when drawn it shall be expended under direction of the president of the board of directors and the principal of the institution in the purchase of suitable books for the institution.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That the sum of nine hundred dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated out of any money in the public treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of enabling the board of directors of the said institution, to establish, in connection with the institution, a department for teaching a portion of the pupils the trade of book binding, which sum the president of the board of directors is hereby authorized to draw from the public treasury, when the board of directors shall have established the said department, and shall direct the same to be drawn.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the district committees of common schools in each county to report to the chairman of the board of superintendents of common schools for their county, the number of deaf mutes and blind children between the ages of five and twenty-one.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the chairman of the board of superintendants of common schools for each county, to report to the principal of the institution for the deaf and dumb and the blind, on or before the first day of September in each and every year, the number of deaf mutes and blind children in his county, between the ages of five and twenty-one years, and that the said chairman shall procure and furnish all indigent deaf mutes and blind children who are entitled to receive the same, the certificate now required by law to entitle them to admission into the institution as State pupils.

Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That the principal of the institution for the deaf and dumb and the blind be required to furnish to the chairman of the board of superintendents of each county such blanks as may be necessary for the above purpose.

Sec. 7. Be it further enacted, That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 25th day of February, 1861.

John W. Ellis, Governor
William T. Dortch, Speaker of the House of Commons
Henry Toole Clark, Speaker of the Senate

State of North Carolina
Office of Secretary of State, June, 1861.

I, Rufus H. Page, 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.

Rufus H. Page, Secretary of State



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