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An Act Concerning the North Carolina Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind.

1862-1863 Public Laws: Chapter 1

Public Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1862-63 - 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 an Act passed by the General Assembly, at the Session of 1856-'57, entitled "An Act Concerning the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind," chapter 4th, said Act being amendatory of the Revised Code, chapter 6th, part 1st and section 14th, be, and the same is hereby amended by striking out "ten" in the second section and third line, and inserting "fifteen."

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the sum of fifteen 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 enlarge the building used for washing and ironing purposes, and to make such repairs and improvements as will be necessary for the proper preservation of the buildings and enclosures belonging to the institution; 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 board of directors.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That the sum of five 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 connexion with the institution, a department for the purpose of teaching a portion of the male pupils the trade of shoe-making, which sum the president of the board of directors of the institution, is hereby authorized to draw from the public treasurer, 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 the president and board of directors, shall, on application, receive into the institution, as pupils, all white deaf mutes and blind persons, resident of the State, not physically or mentally imbecile, who may be over the age of seven and under the age of twenty-one, without any charge for board or tuition, except those pupils who are able to pay for board; tuition being free to all classes.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That the justices of the court of pleas and quarter sessions ot the county wherein any such pupil may be a resident, shall annually levy and cause to be collected, for and during the term of eight years, a tax of seventy-five dollars for each pupil received into the institution, which shall be collected by the sheriff, or other tax collector, and paid into the public treasury along with the state taxes for the use of the institution; Provided, however, that in the event the parent or guardian of any pupil, shall pay the sum of seventy-five dollars annually, no such tax shall be levied and collected.

Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That if any county shall fail for the space of one year after the admission of a pupil, for whose board and education such county ought to contribute as aforesaid, to pay to the public treasurer its proper tax, the amount thereof shall be paid to the said treasurer by "the president and directors of the Literary Fund of North Carolina," for the use of the institution, and shall be deducted by said board of literature out of the share, next to be distributed, of such county, in the common school fund.

Sec. 7. Be it further enacted, That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification, and that all laws and clauses of laws, coming in conflict with its provisions, be, and they are hereby repealed.

Ratified the 20th day of December, 1862.

Zebulon B. Vance, Governor
Richard S. Donnell, Speaker of the House of Commons
Giles Mebane, Speaker of the Senate

State of North Carolina
Office of Secretary of State, March, 1863.

I, J. P. H. Russ, 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.

J. P. H. Russ, Secretary of State



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