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CHAPTER 7 An Act to establish the Edenton Graded School. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact ;
That a graded school is herehy incorporated to be known as the Edenton Graded School for school district number three of Chowan county, for the white race, and that B. F. Elhott, T. C. Bradham, G. H. Coke, J. A. Harrell, H. De B. Hooper, W. Y. Warren and T. White, A. are hereby constituted a board of trustees for the same until July first, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five, and until their successors are elected and qualified as hereinafter stated, and said school shall be free to all the white children between six and twenty-one years of age, who are residents of said school district, and shall be the public school of said district.