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CHAPTER CCLXXXV. AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE TOWNSHIPS HAVING WITHIN THEIR LIM- ITS CITIIES OF FIVE THOUSAND INHABITANTS AND UPWARDS TO LEVY TAXES FOR THE SUPPORT OF GRADED PUBLIC SCHOOLS. j
That this act shall not apply to the townships in which are situated the cities of Newbern, Wilmington, Goldsboro or Charlotte. Provided, The provisions of this act shall extend to Cross Creek township, in the county of Cumberland, provided the application for the election shall be made by two hundred of the qualified voters of said township who shall be freeholders therein, and at least one-half of such petitioners shall be of the white race.