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CHAPTER 249 An act to establish graded schools in Tarboro township in Edge- combe county. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
That the board of commissioners of the county of Edgecombe are hereby authorized to submit to the qualified voters of Tarboro township in said county on the first Monday in April, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three, 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 township. Each voter shall vote a written or printed ballot with the words for school or no school, and said election shall be conducted under the same rules and regulations and penalties as are prescribed by law for the election of members of the general assembly.