1907 public laws – Ch. 509 Sec. 3

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CHAPTER 509 AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A REFORMATORY OR MANUAL TRAINING SCHOOL FOR THE DETENTION AND REFOR- MATION OF THE CRIMINAL YOUTH OF THE STATE. Whereas, it appears to this General Assembly that there are in this State many youths between the ages of seven and sixteen years who violate the criminal law, and that while such youths should be detained and punished and taught the doctrines of relig- ion, good morals and how to work, it would be to the best inter- est of such youths and expedient that they be not associated with older and more hardened criminals, but that they should be kept separate therefrom: 'The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

That all moneys received by said trustees by private gifts, donations or otherwise shall be expended in the establishment, operation and maintenance of the school for the training and the moral and industrial development of such delinquent children, and in securing homes for them; and in case the said trustees receive or are allowed any State aid for said school, it shall be their duty to duly account for all moneys so received by Pub.48 them and to make report of the manner of its expenditure and of the work done by them as hereinafter more particularly provided for.

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