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CHAPTER 236 An act to establish a graded school in the town of Kinston, in Lenoir county. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact :
That the board of commissioners of Lenoir county are hereby authorized to submit to the qualified voters of Kinston township, in said county, on the first Monday in May, one thousand eight hundred and eightythree, under such rules and regulations as said board may prescribe, whether an annual tax shall be levied therein for the support of a graded public school for the white children and a graded public school for the colored children in said territory. Each voter shall votea written or printed ballot with the words for school or no school, and said election shall be conducted under the same rules, regulations and penalties as are prescribed by law for the election of members of the general assembly.