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An Act to Amend Chapter Four Hundred and Ten, Laws of Eighteen Hundred and Eighty-Seven, Entitled "An Act Supplemental to Chapter Three Hundred and Eight, Laws of Eighteen Hundred and Eighty-Five, Entitled 'An Act to Establish and Maintain an Industrial School.'"

1891 Public Laws: Chapter 348

Public Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1891 - Pages 404-406.
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The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That section one of chapter four hundred and ten, laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, be amended by adding the following at the end of the section: "And on such other lands as may be hereafter acquired by said college. The North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts is hereby incorporated and is authorized to purchase, hold or sell real estate for the benefit of said college, and the management of said corporation shall be by the board of trustees now provided by law and their successors in office."

Sec. 2. That section six of chapter four hundred and ten, laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven be amended by striking out all after the words "eighty-five" in line eight to and including the word "department" in line eleven. Also the following shall be substituted in lieu of all after line twenty-three in said section: "The said board of trustees shall have power to accept on behalf of the state donations of property, real or personal, and any appropriations made by [the] congress of the United States to the several states and territories for the benefit of agricultural experiment stations, or the agricultural and mechanical colleges in connection therewith, and they shall expend the whole amount so received in accordance with the Acts of congress in relation thereto."

Sec. 3. That section seven of chapter four hundred and ten, laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, be substituted by the following: "The two hundred acres of land, more or less, known as a part of the Camp Mangum tract, belonging to the state of North Carolina and situated one-half mile west of the state fair grounds, is hereby given to the said board of trustees for the said College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts."

Sec. 4. That section eight of chapter four hundred and ten, laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, be amended by inserting after the word "Carolina" in line ten the following: "And it shall be the duty of the superintendent of instruction in each county on the days fixed by law for examination of teachers of the public schools, also to examine candidates for county students to the said college; blanks for such purpose to be furnished annually by the president of said college to the superintendents of instruction in each county."

Sec. 5. That the following section be added to chapter four hundred and ten, laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven: "That for the purpose of furnishing proper facilities for the education provided under this Act, and to purchase additional land and the erection of suitable buildings, the following sums shall be appropriated from funds in the public treasury of this state not otherwise appropriated, viz.: ten thousand dollars for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one; ten thousand dollars for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two; such sums to be payable annually to the treasurer of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, one-half on the first day of January and July of each year."

Sec. 6. That the following section be added to chapter four hundred and ten, laws of eighteen hundred and eighty seven: "The appropriation made by Act of congress of the date of August thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety, for the benefit of colleges of agriculture and mechanic arts, shall be divided into the exact ratio in this state of the white population to the colored; this provision to apply to the current and all succeeding appropriations."

Sec. 7. That the following section be added to chapter four hundred and ten, laws of eighteen hundred and eighty seven: "That it shall not be lawful for any person or persons to sell any intoxicating liquors within three-fourths of a mile of the main college building."

Sec. 8. Power is hereby conferred upon the trustees of the said college to effect a sale of the lot known as the "Grissom lot," containing three and a half acres, more or less, and to make title to the purchaser or purchasers thereof. The said lot now being under the control of the said trustees, and having been purchased from [with] funds donated by the city of Raleigh as a site for an industrial school.

Sec. 9. All laws and clauses of laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.

Sec. 10. This Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 6th day of March, A.D. 1891.

Daniel G. Fowle, Governor
Thomas M. Holt, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Rufus A. Doughton, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, June 13, 1891.

I, Octavius Coke, Secretary of State, hereby certify that the fore-
going are true copies of the original acts and resolutions on file in
this office.

Octavius Coke,
Secretary of State.



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