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House Bill, No. 64, Ses. 1862-'63
A Bill
to Provide for the Manufacture of
Cotton and Wool Cards:

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North Carolina. General Assembly, 1862-1863.

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Introduced by Mr. HEADEN, of Chatham.

W. W. Holden, Printer to the State.


        SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the
2 State of North-Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the
3 authority of the same
, That the Governor of the State be,
4 and he is hereby authorized and required, to appoint three
5 Comissioners, whose duty it shall be, at as early a day as possible,
6 to purchase or erect all necessary buildings and machinery
7 suitable for the purpose of manufacturing cotton
8 and wool cards.

        SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That whenever satisfactory
2 proof shall have been furnished to the Governor, that
3 said Commissioners have contracted for, purchased, or
4 erected said buildings and machinery, the Governor shall
5 be authorized and empowered to draw upon the Treasury
6 of the State for such sum or sums of money as may be necessary
7 to pay for the same, and pay over said sum or sums
8 of money to said Commissioners, upon their giving bond
9 and security, payable to the State, for the faithful application
10 of all monies thus so drawn, for the purposes herein
11 specified.

        SEC. 3. Be it further enacted, That whenever such machinery
2 shall have gone into operation, and such cards
3 shall have been manufactured, the Governor, together with
4 the Commissioners, shall, at their discretion, set such price
5 upon all cards manufactured according to the provisions of
6 this bill, as will cover all cost in manufacturing the same,
7 or add such per cent. to the cost as they may deem proper;

Page 2 8 and such cards shall not be sold to citizens of other States
9 until the wants and necessities of the citizens of this State
10 shall be amply supplied: Provided, That such per cent.
11 shall not exceed seventy-five per cent.; And, provided
12 further, that the salaries of said Commissioners shall be
13 considered a part of the prime cost.

        SEC. 4. Be it further enacted, That said Commissioners
2 shall receive, as a compensation for their services, the sum
3 of five hundred dollars each per annum; and said Commissioners
4 shall be required to make a full report of all their
5 proceedings to the General Assembly, at least once in every
6 two years, and oftener if required.

        SEC. 5. Be it further enacted, That said Commissioners,
2 by and with the advice and consent of the Governor, are
3 hereby authorized and empowered to employ such superintendent
4 or superintendents and laborers, as may be necessary
5 to carry out the provisions of this bill.

        SEC. 6. Be it further enacted, That this bill shall be in
2 force, and take effect, from and after its ratification.