1903 public laws – Ch. 666 Sec. 2

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CHAPTER 666 AN ACT TO REGULATE THE PROCURING AND DISTRIBU. TION OF DEAD BODIES FOR THE PROMOTION OF MEDICAL SCIENCE. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

That all officers, agents or servants of the State of North Carolina, or of any county or town in said State having charge o1 control of the dead body of any person who at the time of death was under the sentence of death, imprisonment or hard labor for the violation of the criminal laws of the State, shall, upon the request of said board or its authorized agent, deliver such dead body to any one designated by said board for the purpose aforesaid: Provided, such body be not claimed by any relative within the second degree of consanguinity, or by the husband or wife of such deceased person: Provided further, that the body of a Confederate soldier or of the wife of a Confederate soldier to be excepted from the provisions of this act, and that the body of no white person shall be delivered to any school for colored race: Provided, that this act shall only apply to persons who have been convicted of and are serving a sentence as aforesaid for a felony.

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