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CHAPTER 282 An act relating to graded schools in Guilford county. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact :
That upon the written application of fifty white tax payers or of a like number of colored tax payers, citizens of any incorporated town in Guilford county, asking the establishment of a graded school or schools in such town, the whites asking for a white graded school and the colored asking for a colored graded school, it shall be the duty of the mayor or other chief officer of such town to submit the question of a graded school for white children to the white qualified voters of said town, or of a graded school for colored children to the colored qualified voters of said town, as the case may be, at the first regular election thereafter held in said town for mayor and commissioners thereof, first giving four weeks notice thereof in some newspaper published in said town, or if there be no such newspaper, then by printed notice posted at five public places in said town for thirty days immediately preceding the day of such election.