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An Act to Incorporate the Fayetteville Public Graded and Normal School for Whites.

1883 Public Laws: Chapter 157

Public Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1883 - Pages 252-253.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That A. H. Slocumb, A. A. McKethan, Jr., John D. Williams, W. H. Cohen, W. C. Troy, A. Moore, B. C. Ledberry, T, D. Haigh, W. A. Guthrie, C. F. Moore, George M. Rose, Charles Haigh, W. N. Tillinghast, R. W. Hardie, W. T. Taylor, J. C. MacRae, John A. Pemberton, Silas Sheets and J. M. Welsh, their associates and successors, are hereby created a body politic and corporate, under the name and style of the "Trustees of the Fayetteville Public Graded and Normal School," and in that name may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, contract and be contracted with, acquire and hold, enter upon and possess, in their corporate capacity, property, real and personal, such as may be necessary and suitable for maintaining and carrying on a public graded and normal school for whites in Cross Creek Township, in the county of Cumberland, with power to make all needful rules and regulations for their government and that of said school, and shall have continual succession in such capacity.

Sec. 2. That all of the powers, duties and privileges now devolved upon the school committee-men for whites in said township shall be exercised by the said trustees, and said trustees shall have full control over all moneys collected under the general school law of the state, and apportioned to said township for whites.

Sec 3. That upon the written application of said trustees, through their proper officers, to the board of commissioners of Cumberland County, the said board of commissioners shall order an election, by the white voters of said township upon the question whether an annual tax shall be levied therein upon the property and polls of the white citizens and owners of property in said township, for the support of the said public graded and normal school, said election to be held under rules and regulations to be fixed by the said commissioners, and conforming, as near as may be, to the rules and regulations, for conducting other elections.

Sec. 4. That if a majority of said voters shall vote in favor of the levy of such tax, then said commissioners shall proceed to have such tax levied, collected and paid over to said trustees, in like manner, and under like penalties, as is now provided for the collection and disbursement of other school taxes.

Sec. 5. This Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

In the general assembly read three times, and ratified this the 21st day of February, A.D. 1883.

Thomas J. Jarvis, Governor
George M. Rose, Speaker of the House of Representatives
James L. Robinson, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate

State of North Carolina,
Office of Secretary of State,
Raleigh, May 24th, 1883.

I, William L. Saunders, Secretary of State, hereby
certify that the foregoing (manuscript) are true copies of
the original acts and resolutions on file in this office.

William L. Saunders,
Secretary of State.

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