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An Act to be Entitled an Act to Create and Establish a Free School District at Sharpsburg in the Counties of Wilson, Edgecombe and Nash.

1887 Public Laws: Chapter 249

Public Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1887 - Pages 488-489.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That a free school district is hereby created at Sharpsburg in the counties of Wilson, Edgecombe and Nash, under the name of the Sharpsburg Free School District. The said school district shall be governed by the same laws, rules and regulations as other free school districts in the state: Provided, the sum apportioned to the said school district by the three counties (a portion of which is embraced in the district) shall all be paid into the county treasury of Wilson County, who shall become the treasurer of the said school district. The limits of said school district shall be as follows, to-wit: beginning at one hundred and nineteen mile post on Wilmington and Weldon Railroad, thence southerly with the line of said railroad one mile to a stake, thence easterly at right angles with said railroad one mile to a stake, thence northerly at right angles with the last named line and parallel with the said railroad two miles to a stake, thence westerly at right angles with the last named line two miles to a stake, thence southerly at right angles with the last named line and parallel with the railroad two miles to a stake, thence easterly at right angles with the last named line one mile to a stake on Wilmington and Weldon Railroad and intersecting the first line running easterly.

Sec. 2. G. W. Robbins, J. D. Dawes and D. L. Lancaster are hereby appointed and constituted a school committee for the white race. Peter Harris and Irwin Battle are hereby appointed and constituted a school committee for the colored race. The said committees shall hold their office until their successors are elected and qualified: Provided, the county board of education of each of the counties of Wilson, Edgecombe and Nash shall elect one committeeman out of the residents of the school district that live in their respective counties.

Sec. 3. That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

In the general assembly read three times, and ratified this the 7th day of March, A.D. 1887.

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 Secretary of State,
Raleigh, May 31st, 1887.

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

William L. Saunders,
Secretary of State.



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