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Resolution Concerning Educational Interests of Cherokee County.

1874-75 Public Laws: Resolutions

Public Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1874-75 - Pages 392-393.

Whereas, The State owns one acre of land, more or less, situated within the corporate limits of the village of Murphy, in Cherokee County, which was many years ago set apart and devoted exclusively to school purposes in said county; and whereas, the citizens of said village have from their own private property expended a considerable sum in erecting and repairing buildings for school purposes thereon; and whereas, it is the duty of the State to encourage, promote and foster educational interest whenever it is within its power to do so; therefore, for the purpose of encouraging private citizens from their individual means in the support of institutions of learning,

Section 1. Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring, That the property in Cherokee County known as Mount Pleasant Academy, (the property mentioned in the preamble), be and the same is hereby donated, transferred and conveyed to the county of Cherokee, to be kept and used solely for educational purposes, subject to the control of a board of trustees to be appointed biennially by the county board of education from the citizens of Cherokee.

Sec. 2. That when the property mentioned in section first of this Act [Resolution] shall be used and devoted to other purposes than those of education, then the said property, together with all the improvements that shall have been made thereon, shall revert to the State: Provided, That nothing in this Act [Resolution] shall be construed to prohibit the sale of said property in order to purchase other property to be used for like purposes when in the opinion of the trustees of said property and the commissioners of the county the educational interests demand it: Provided further, That the proceeds that may arise from the sale of said property in all cases be invested in or near the town of Murphy, subject to the reversionary interest of the State as aforesaid.

Sec. 3. This resolution shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 3d day of February, A.D. 1875.

Curtis H. Brogden, Governor
James L. Robinson, Speaker of the House of Representatives
Robert F. Armfield, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, May 15th, 1875.

I, William H. Howerton, Secretary of State, hereby
certify that the foregoing are true copies of the original
acts and resolutions on file in this office.

William H. Howerton,
Secretary of State.

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