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CEAPTE RR. CoeOee by... AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR A SYSTEM OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact as follows: BOARD OF EDUCATION.
It shall be the duty of the School Committee to take in the month of June an exact census of all children and youth between the ages of six and twenty-one years, In their returns they shall distinguish between males and females, and between white and colored: they shall take specifically and separately a census of all Indian children between the aforesaid ages, especially of those who live under the guardianship of white persons, with the names of such guardians. All children who may be absent from home attending colleges, boarding schools, and any private or public seminary of learning, shall be included by the Committee in the census list of the Township in which their parents or guardians reside, and shall not be taken by the School Committee of the locality where they may be attending such private institutions of learning. /The Committee shall further report such other statistics as may be required by the Superintendent of Public Instruction or Township Committees; they shall make a full and sworn return thereof on the blanks furnished for that purpose to! the County Examiner, on or before the first day of July next after their appointment,land deliver a copy to the School Committee of the Township. ) a