The chapter text below is provided for context. Scroll down to see the text of the law.
CHAPTER 421 AN ACT TO ESTABLISH GRADED SCHOOLS IN ROPER, WASHINGTON COUNTY. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
That if at said election a majority of such qualified voters shall vote for schools it shall be the duty of the said Board to establish and maintain in said district free graded schools for each race, and to elect a principal for the white school, who shall also be principal of the colored school, and any and all teachers necessary for said schools, and fix the salaries of the same, and said principal shall as often as said Board may Pub47 require, make to said Board and to the Board of Education of the State full reports of his said schools.