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CHAPTER 258 An act to establish graded schools in the town of Smithfield. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact: -
That J. J. Harper, L. E. Kirkman, Dr. J. G. Rose, P. T. Massey, S. R. Morgan, D. W. Fuller, W. N. Benton, Seth Woodall, Robert Sanders, E. W. Pou, E. Redford and R. D. Lunceford, be and they are hereby constituted a board of trustees for the graded school for the white race; that said board shall have power to fill all vacancies in said board, to employ teachers, and to do all such acts as may be necessary to carry on said school for the white children.