1866/67 public laws – Ch. 6 Sec. 1

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CHAPTER VI. AN ACT TO AMEND THE 5TH CHAPTER OF THE REVISED CODE, ENTITLED APPRENTICES.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the aw thority of the same, That the Ist section of the 5th chapter of the Revised Code, entitled Apprentices, be amended by striking out the words also the children of free negroes where the parents, with whom such children may live, do not habitually employ their time in some honest, industrious occupation, and all free base born children of color, aftr the word mother, in the 14th line, and insert, in lieu thereof, the words and all base born children whose mothers may not have the means or ability to support them, and that the second section of said chapter be amended by striking out the words if white, but if colored, till twentyone, after the words eighteen years, in the fourth line.

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