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An Act for the Support of the Several Insane Asylums of the State and for the Completion of the Western Asylum at Morganton.

1885 Public Laws: Chapter 247

Public Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1885 - Pages 477-478.
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The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That section one of chapter four hundred and nineteen of the laws of one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three, be amended by striking out in line one the words "fifty-eight" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "fifty-one," also by striking out the figures ($58,000) in line two, and inserting in lieu thereof the figures ($51,000).

Sec. 2. That the sum of eighty thousand dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated for the completion of the north wing of the Western Insane Asylum at Morganton.

Sec. 3. That the work on said wing shall be conducted and continued under the direction and supervision of the board of directors of said asylum, and the appropriation in the preceding section for the completion of the work shall be drawn out by the Auditor, upon his warrant, from time to time as the same may be needed, and turned over to said board of directors, to be by them expended and accounted for in the same manner as the commissioners have been required to do while engaged in the erection of the main building and south wing.

Sec. 4. That as the different sections of the building are completed and ready for use by patients, the same shall be furnished, and the Governor is hereby authorized and directed when it shall appear to him that rooms in said north wing are ready for patients that are unfurnished, to direct the Auditor to issue his warrant in favor of the board of dircctors for the sum sufficient to furnish said rooms, so that they may be occupied by the insane of the State, and the Auditor is directed to issue his warrant accordingly; also when it shall appear to the Governor that said rooms are ready for the occupation of patients, he is hereby authorized and directed to direct the Auditor to issue his warrant in favor of the board of directors for a sum sufficient for the support and maintenance of said patients for the remainder of the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six: Provided, that the warrants issued under this section for furnishing said rooms shall not exceed ten thousand dollars, and for support and maintenance shall not exceed eighteen thousand dollars ($18,000).

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

In the General Assembly read three times, and ratified this the 6th day of March, A.D. 1885.

Alfred M. Scales, Governor
Charles M. Stedman, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Thomas M. Holt, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office of Secretary of State,
Raleigh, May 18th, 1885.

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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