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CHAPTER 232 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF HAMLET TO ISSUE BONDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF BUILDING SCHOOL- HOUSES. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact: i
That said committee shall apportion the moneys raised or received for educational purposes in the town of Hamlet between the two races so as to equalize school facilities between white and colored children; and they shall maintain a school for each race for so long a term each year as the funds raised or received by them will allow; and all children residing in said town between the ages of six and twenty-one years shall be admitted to said schools free of tuition. The subjects and studies taught in said schools shall be those taught in the regular public schools of the State, and such other branches as the committee shall adopt. That children who are not residents of said town may be allowed to attend said school upon payment of tuition the rate of which shall be fixed by the committee: Provided, that the residence of children, for the purposes of this act, shall be deemed to be where their parents or persons who stand in loce parentis reside.