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CHAPTER 647 AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ATTENDANCE OF CHILDREN IN THE SCHOOLS OF MACON COUNTY. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
That this act shall not apply in any case where the child has been or is being taught at home in such branches as are taught in the public schools for the length of time required in section one of this act, or whose physical or mental condition renders his or her attendance impracticable, or who shall be excused by the public school committee of the township or district in which the parent, guardian or other person having control resides, upon its being shown to their satisfaction that the parent, guardian or other person having control was not able, on account of poverty, to clothe such child properly, or that he or she has already acquired the ordinary branches required by law, or that. there is no white school, in the case of white children, or colored school, in the case of colored children, within two miles by the nearest traveled road.