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CHAPTER 429 An act to establish graded schools in the town of Clinton, North Carolina. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
That if the inspectors of said election shall certify that a majority of the votes cast are in favor of said tax the same shall be levied by the county commissioners and collected by the sheriff under the same rules and regulations under which other school taxes are levied and collected, and the sheriff shall be subject to the same liabilities for the collections and disbursement of said taxes as he is or-may be for other school taxes, and he shall receive as compensation for such service two per centum commission: Provided, that special taxes so levied and collected shall not exceed sixty cents on the one hundred dollars valuation of property and one dollar and eighty cents on the poll. That the school committee whose appointment is hereinafter provided for shall establish graded schools in said district for the white and for the colored children between the ages of six and twenty-one years, and the school for each race herein provided for shall have the same length of school terms, and the tax levied and collected under the provisions of this act shall be applied exclusively for the establishment and maintenance of said schools, and shall not be appropriated or expended for any other purpose.