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CHAPTER 714 AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE PURCHASE OF LAND FOR AGRICULTURAL PURPOSES, FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF THE COUNTY POOR, AND FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A REFORMATORY FOR WOMEN AND YOUTHS IN THE COUNTY OF CRAVEN. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
That for the purpose expressed in section one of this act, for agricultural purposes, for the maintenance and support of the county poor, aged and infirmed, the support of the county convict force, and for such other county purposes as the board of commissioners may determine, the board of county commissioners of Craven County may purchase a suitable farm. If such property be purchased for the aforesaid purposes, there shall be maintained thereon a building for boys, with separate accommodations for white and colored boys, and a building for girls, with separate accommodations for white and colored girls: Provided, that females above eighteen years of age may be kept separate and apart from younger inmates. The board of commissioners may employ a superintendent, and such other assistants as may be deemed necessary to manage and control the farm and institution under such rules as shall be established by such board: Provided, that the superintendent employed by the said board ent may, under the law, impose upon his own child.