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CHAPTER 140 AN ACT TO ESTABLISH GRADED SCHOOLS IN THE TOWN OF ELIZABETH CITY. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
That it shall be the duty of said board of graded school trustees to establish graded schools for the white and colored children of said graded school district, and said board of trustees shall appropriate and use the funds derived from said particular taxes and from other sources in such manner as may be deemed just to both races, providing equal facilities for each, due regard being paid, however, to the difference in the cost of maintaining said schools: Provided, that all donations to said schools shall be applied as directed. by the donor.