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OF THE

STATE OF NORTH-CAROLINA,

PASSED BY THE

GENERAL ASSEMBLY,

AT ITS

SESSION OF 1862--'63:

TOGETHER WITH THE COMPTROLLER'S STATEMENT OF

PUBLIO REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE.

RALEIGH:
W. W. HOLDEN, PRINTER TO THE STATE.

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AN ACT OONCERNING THE NORTH-CAROLINA INSTITUTION FOR Chan

THE DEAF AND DUMB AND THE BLIND.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Act of 1956–77

amended. State of North-Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That an act passed by the General Assembly, at the Session of 1856–57, entitled an act concerning the institution for the deaf and dumb and the blind, chapter 4th, said act being amendatory of the Revised Code, chapter 6th, part 1st, and section 14th, be, and the same is hereby amended by striking out "ten” in the second sec. tion and third line, and inserting fifteen.SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That the sum of fifteen Appropriation

oted for improvehundred dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, mente! out of any money in the public treasury, not otherwise appropriated for the purpose of enabling the board of directors of the said institution to enlarge the building used for washing and ironing purposes, and to make such repairs and improvements as will be necessary for the proper preservation of the buildings and enclosures belonging to the institution, and that the president of the board of directors be anthorized and empowered to draw upon the public treasurer for the same, which sum shall be expended under the supervision of the board of directors.

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Appropriation Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That the sum of five hunfor shoemak. ing.

dred dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated out of any money in the public treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of enaþling the board of directors of the said institution, to establish, in connexion with the institution, a department for the purpose of teaching a portion of the male pupils the trade of shoe-making, which sum the

president of the board of directors of the institution, is here

..by: nathorized to draw from the public treasurer, when the :.. board of directors shall have established the said depart.:: :: ''ment, and shall direct the same to be drawn. w big shall be Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That the president and pils.

board of directors, shall, on application, receive into the institution, as pupils, all white deaf mutes and blind persons, resident of the State, not physically or mentally imbecile, who may be over the age of seven and un o'r the age of twenty-one, withont any charge for board or tuitii: , except those pupils who are able to pay for board ; tuition being

free to all classes. County Courts Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That the justices of the to impose tax.

court of pleas and quarter sessions o the county wherein any such pupil may be a resident, shall annually levy and cause to be collected, for and during the term of eight years, a tax of seventy-five dollars for each pupil received into the institution, which shall be collected by the sheriff, or other tax collector, and paid into the public treasury along with the state taxes for the use of the institution ; Provided, however, that in the event the parent or guardian of any pupil, shall pay the sum of seventy-five dollars annually,

no such tax shall be levied and collected. Ir Counties fail Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That if any county shall amount to be fail for the space of one year after the admission of a pupil,

m for whose board and education such county ought to contri

bute as aforesaid, to pay to the public treasurer its proper tax, the amount thereof shall be paid to the said treasurer by “the president and directors of the literary fund of North-Carolina," for the use of the institution, and shall be deducted by said board of literature out of the share, next to be distriboted, of such county, in the common school fund

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