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CHAPTER 263 AN ACT TO ESTABLISH GRADED SCHOOLS IN THE TOWN OF EDENTON. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
That the said board of trustees shall provide for the procurement of separate school buildings for the use of the white and colored school] children of said town, either by erecting new buildings or by leasing from the trustees of the Edenton Academy the academy building for the use of the white children, and by using the school buildings now used by the colored public school for the colored children, or leasing such other buildings for the graded school as to said trustees may seem proper; and the said trustees shall have the right to engage, employ, pay and discharge teachers at any time, fix tne [amount] of their compensation and salaries, and have general oversight and control of said school.