North Carolina Jim Crow Laws
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That John Hughes, colored, of Caswell County, and Virgil Dodson, colored, of Caswell County, in consideration of the services rendered by them to the Confederacy during the Civil War, are hereby placed on the pension rolls of North Carolina as fourth-class pensioners.
That the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000), an emergency appropriation, is hereby appropriated to purchase and install new boilers, piping and such radiation as necessary to make an adequate heating plant at the colored department of the State School for the Blind and the Deaf, Raleigh, N. C.
That the State Auditor is hereby directed to place the names of Monroe Templeton and Joe Ewell, colored, on the pension roll of North Carolina as fourth-class pensioners.
Be it further enacted, That the persons hereby incorporated may, in their discretion, and whenever they deem it advisable, associate with them so many other colored persons, in the State, as may be sufficient to keep ten #NAME? wera members in the county of Wake, and five or a less number in each or any of the other counties of the State, and every person becoming a member shall signify the same in writing, filed among the archives of the corporation, and the corporation shall have all the powers that may be proper for the purpose of the Association, and be subject to all the provisions set forth in chapter twenty-six, -26 of the Revised Code of this State.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of th State of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That James H. Harris, Handy Lockhart, Moses Patterson, W. H. Anderson, John R. Caswell, W. H. Matthews, Robert Wyche, Wilson Morgan, J. E. O’Hara, colored persons and residents of the county of Wake, and their successors and associates, are hereby incorporated into a body politic, under the name and style of The Colored Educational Association of North Carolina, with power and for the purpose of establishing Schools and encouraging and promoting generally Education among the colored children of the State, and may, for such purpose, receive donations and acquire and hold estate of any kind, not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars in value. .
Be ii enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That John . Guyther, Theophilus Ashe, Alexander Fagan, Pros; er Armistead, Frank James, Frank Fessenden, Wilie Johnson, Aaron Gaylord, John Bell, George W. Jones, George Parmerlee, and Virgil Nicholls, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, a body politic and corporate, by the name, style and title of the Trustees of the Lowell Colored School Society, to have continuance thirty years, and, by the name and title aforesaid, to have succession and a common seal, and be able and capable in law to take, receive and hold all manner of Jands, tenements and other hereditaments which shall, at any time or times, be granted, sold, released, devised, or otherwise conveyed to them and their successors, by any person or persons, or bodies corporate or politic; and, further, that the said Trustees and their successors, under the corporate name aforesaid, shall be able and capable, in law, to take, receive and possess all monies, goods and chattels that shall be given, sold or released or bequeathed, by any person or persons, for the use of said Society, and the same to apply according to the will of the donor.
Beit further enacted, That the said Commissioners, after they are thus elected, and shall have taken an oath faithfully to perform their duty, shall be deemed and held a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of the Commissioners of Franklinsville ; and, as such, may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, have and use a common seal, and the same change at pleasure, and have perpetual succesion ; and they, together with the Town Magistrate, shall also have power to adopt al! such rules, by-laws and regulations as they, or a majority of them, may deem necessary for the good order and government of said, Town : Provided, The same shall not be inconsistent with the laws or Constitution of this State, or of the United States. They shall also have power to appoint a Town Constable anda Town Clerk; the Clerk to act as Treasurer, and to hold their office for one year, and till others are chosen ; and to appoint a patrol of all white males over twenty-one, and under fifty, years of age, and to prescribe the rules under which they shall act ; and any person appointed a patrol as aforesaid, who shall refuse to act, shall torfeit the sum of ten dollars, to be recovered by warrant, in the name of the Commissioners of Franklinsville. before the Town Magistrate, and be applied as other taxes levied by the Town Magistrates and Commissioners.
Be it further enacted, That upon the return of the license and certificate of marriage, as required by sec tion four -4 in said chapter, it shall be the duty of the . Clerk to copy such evidence of marriage in books to be kept by him for the purpose, stating, in parallel columns, the time and place of such marriage, the names of the parties and the parents of each, and by whom married, keeping such registry of white and colored persons in separate books; for which service he shall receive a fee ol forty cents, in addition to other fees allowed by law.
Be it / further enacte!, That said section be further auieadedias follows, to-wit : The Clerk of the County Court of the county, in which the feme resides, shall issue a license for the marriage of any person not in this chapter prohib ted, to any person applying for the same, directed to any ordained minister or Justice of Peace, in which license he shall state the names of the parties in full, and the parents of each, when known, and also whether the parties are white or colored.
Be it further enacted, That the school cammis- sioners of each corporation shall make a quarterly statement, to the town or city authorities, of the condition of the schools, and to be filed with the corporation records, and annually one month before the expiration of their term of office shall make a detailed report of all their operations, stating the number of white children in the corporation between the ages of 6 and 21, the sums expended for school purposes, the number and grade of the schools, the attendance on each, the salaries paid teachers, and such other tacts concerning the schools as may be important, which report shall be published, before the next election, in the papers of the corporation, and if there be none such, in pamphiets or hand bills, and a copy shall be filed with the Seeretary of the Board, and one, authenticated by the seal of office of the Clerk of County Court, sent to the Governor of the State.