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CHAPTER 36 | An act to establish a graded public school in the town of Statesville, The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact :
The commissioners of the town of Statesville are hereby authorized to submit to the qualified yoters of said town at such time or times, not oftener than one in any one year, under such regulations as said commissioners may prescribe, whether an annual tax shall be levied therein for the establishment and support of a graded school in said town. That such qualified voters at such election shall vote on written or printed ballots the words For School or Against School, and the penalties for illegal and fraudulent voting in this election shall be the same as for the annual elections for mayor and commissioners of said town of Statesville. In case @ majority of the qualified voters at such election shall be in favor of such tax, the same shall be levied and collected by the town authorities under the same rules and regulations and in the same manner as other town taxes are or may be collected, and the tax collector shall be 6 subject to the same liabilities for the collection and ing over of said taxes, as he is or may be for other taxe Provided, that the tax so collected shall not exceed one fifth of:one per centum on the value of property, an sixty cents on the poll; and the taxes thus levied an collected shail be applied exclusively to the purpose providing, by purchase or otherwise, suitable buildin and grounds, and to the support of a graded publie school which shall be free to all white persons within the school age, living within the corporate limits of the town Statesville; and for the education of colored persons within the school age living in said tone, as hereinafter gohan