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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 the public school money which may from time to time-be collected under the general school law for public school purposes for the white children in said district, shall be applied to keeping up the graded school (public) for white children under the orders and direction of the board of trustees for said graded public school for white children, and the public school money so collected for public school purposes for the colored children in said district shall be applied to the keeping up of the graded public school for the colored children, under the rules and directions of the board of trustees for the graded school for the colored children, subject to the supervision of the county superintendent of public instruction.