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CHAPTER 188 An act to establish a graded school in the town of Monroe. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact :
That the commissioners for the town of Monroe, in the county of Union, are hereby authorized to submit to the qualified voters of said town at such time and under such rules and regulations as the said commissioners may prescribe, whether an annual assessment shall be levied therein for the support of a graded school for the white children, and a graded school for the colored children in said town; that at such elettion such qualified voters as are in favor of levying such assessment shall vote a written or printed ballot with the words for school upon it, and such voters as are opposed to the levying of such assessment shall vote a written or printed ballot with the words against school upon it, and the penalties for illegal and fraudulent voting in this election and the rules and regulations for conducting the said election shall be in all respects the same asin the annual elections for mayor and commissioners of the said town of Monroe.