1897 public laws – Ch. 112 Sec. 6

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CHAPTER 112 An act to establish a system of graded schools in Henderson, North Carolina. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

That the following named persons, Harrison Wortham, L. D. Mayo, Joseph H. Satterwhite, Julius Speed and M. M. Peace and their successors in office be and the same are hereby constituted a board of trustees for the colored children belonging to said township. ; That said board of trustees shall be a body politic, and shall be known as The Board of Trustees for the graded school for the colored children, Henderson, North Carolina, and by that name may sue and be sued, may plead and be impleaded within any court of the State. Are hereby empowered to purchase property, to sell such school property as may seem wise to a majority of said board ; may receive sites for school purposes by gifts or donations ; May accept any gifts fortheschool ; shall have power to employ teachers, and to fix their pay; to fill vacancies in said Board, and to do all such acts as shall be necessary to carry on said graded school for the colored children in said township.

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