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TITLE XVII.

EDUCATION.

Sec. 1. Justices Inferior Court to issue Certifi- Sec. 7. Board incorporated. Powers. cates. To bear interest.

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8. May control certain buildings and due, Form of.

grounds. " 2. Rate of payment of Teachers.

9, Receive Educational Fund. 3. Tax may be levied.

6 10. Limited to Savannab. 1. Act of 3rd March, 1865, repealed. " 11. Conflicting laws repealed as to Savan5. Exemptions of Teachers, &c.

nah, and Chatham county. • 6. Permanent Board of Education for Sa

vannah.

Justices shall

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(No. 112.) An Act to provide for the payment of Teachers of Common Schools for the year eighteen hundred and sixty-five.

WHEREAS, In many of the counties of this State no payment has been made the teachers of Common Schools for the year eighteen hundred and sixty-five, or for a large portion of said year ; And Whereas, the great majority of said Teachers are persons in indi- Preamble. gent circumstances, who are unable, without suffering, to wait for payment until the funds can be raised under the operation of the laws now of force :

1. Section I. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, That it shall be the duty of the Justices of the Interior Court of each county in this State, at a meeting to be held on the issue certififirst Monday in March next, or as soon thereafter as practicable, to debtedness, issue certificates of indebtedness for the Teachers of Common Schools in each of said counties for the amounts which may be due them for teaching during the year eighteen hundred and sixty-five, or any portion of said year, which certificates shall bear interest at Certificates the rate of six per cent per annum, from the first day of January, terest, When eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and become due and payable on the first day of January, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven: said certificates shall be made payable to the Ordinary, as Treasurer of the To whom Common School Fund, or bearer, and shall be placed in the hands payable. of said Ordinary, as such Treasurer, for the purpose of making payments to said Teachers under the laws now of force regulating the payment of Teachers of Common Schools.

2. SEC. II. The rate at which Teachers of poor children shall be paid for said year, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, shall not be less ment. than seven cents, per day, for each scholar, between the ages of six and eighteen, in actual attendance.

3. SEC. III. That the Justices of the Inferior Courts of the sev- Justices aneral counties in this State be and they are hereby authorized to levy levytano and collect, in addition to all other taxes now allowed by law, such

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Board of Education for Savannah.

per cent upon the State tax of their respective counties as may be
necessary to redeem the certificates issued by them, in conformity
with the

provisions of this Act.
Sec. IV. Repeals conflicting laws.
Approved 12th March, 1866.

(No. 113.) An Act to repeal An Act entitled An Act to increase the pay

of Teachers entitled to the benefit of the Poor. School Fund of this State, assented to 3rd March, 1865, and for other purposes.

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Act of 3rd

4. SECTION I. The General Assembly of the State of Georgia do enact,

That from and immediately after the passage of this Act that the March, 1865, above recited Act be and the same is hereby repealed. .

II. Repeals conflicting laws.

Approved 21st February, 1566. Note.-The Act of 3rd March, 1865, authorized Educational Boards, of the several couuties of this State, to allow the Teachers of children entitled to the benefits of the Poor School fund, the same per diem pay for teaching said children, as is charged by them for teaching other children pursuing similar branches of study; Provided, said charge shall not exceed seventy-five cents per day.

The Act of December 14th, 1863, is in almost the same words, but with the Proviso that said charge shall not exceed sixteen cents per day.

(No. 114.) An Act to exempt Professors of Colleges, and Teachers of Public on County Schools from Road and Jury duty.

Exemption,

5. SECTION I. The General Assembly of the State of Georgia: do enact, That-all Professors of any College, or Teacher of any County or Public School in this State are hereby exempted from all road and jury duty, so long as they are engaged in teaching,

Sec. II. This Act shall shall take effect from and immediately after its passage.

Sec. III. Repeals conflicting laws.
Approved 23rd February, 1866.

(No. 115.) An Act to esiablish a permanent Board of Education for the city of Sa

vannah, and to incorporate the same, and for other purposes.

6. SECTION I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgia in General Assembly met, and it is hereby

enacted by the authority of the same, That from and after the passing Board of Ed- of this Act there shall be established in and for the city of Savan

nah, a permanent Board of Education, to be styled the “ Board of

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Public Education for the city of Savannah," whose design and purpose shall be the direction, management and superintendence of the Public Education of white children in the said city, between the ages of six and eighteen years.

7. Sec. II. That the following named citizens of Savannah, Richard D. Arnold, John Stoddard, Solomon Cohen, Henry Williams, Edward J. Harden, John Villalonga, John Williamson, Edward C. Anderson and John C. Ferrill, together with the Commissioners of the Massie School, who may from time to time be appointed, under the Ordinances of said city, shall constitute the said Board, and under the name and style aforesaid shall be, and they woation incorare hereby created a body politic and corporate, with perpetual succession of members for the purpose aforesaid, and as such shall have full power and authority to devise, establish and modify from Powers. time to time, a plan and system of education for wbite children, between the ages of six and eighteen years, in the city of Savannah, and to superintend the saine; to appoint, suspend and remove teachers of such children, and provide school houses, to make by-, laws, rules and regulations for their own government, and tor the government of the teachers and schools under their superintendence, to designate and elect officers of the said Board, and to fill vacancies, (except vacancies among the commissioners of the Massie School,) in any manner whatever caused, either among officers

) or members of the said Board, and to take, acquire, receive, hold and enjoy, for the purposes aforesaid, moneys and real and personal estate, by bargain and sale, gift, grant, contract, devise or bequest, and that they as such body corporate, and by the name and style aforesaid, may sue and be sued, and may have a common seal, and otherwise generally shall be clothed with all the rights, powers and privileges incident to corporations, and necessary or convenient for carrying out the purposes of their creation.

8. SEC. III. That the said Board and corporation shall, for the purposes aforesaid, have possession and control of the building in Savannah known as the "Public School,” with the grounds appertaining Control of thereto, of the building known as the “ Massie School, with the grounds appertaining thereto, and of all and any other buildings and grounds that may be placed in their possession, or under their management, control and superintendence, for the purposes aforesaid, without divesting or changing nevertheless the title to any of Title does not the said buildings or grounds, unless the same shall be distinctly conveyed to the said Board.

9. Sec. IV. That the said Board and corporation shall be entitled to demand and receive for the purposes aforesaid, from the Treas- May demand urer of the Board of Education of Chatham county, and from every other State or County officer, or person who may be in possession [of] or authorized to distribute the Educational Fund for the said County, so much of the said Fund as shall be in proportion to the number of white children of said County, residing in the city of Savannah, and also to demand and receive such sums as may be ap

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and Educational Fund,

Oath prescribed for voters for State Officers, &c.

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propriated by the City Council of Savannah, for the purposes aforesaid, and to expend the same, for the purposes aforesaid, according to their discretion.

10. Sec. V. That nothing in this Act contained shall be held or Limit of pow-construed to divest or diminish the rights and powers of the Board

of Education for the county of Chatham, as to so much of the said County as is not embraced within the extended limits of the city of Sayannab.

11. SEC. VI. All laws and parts of laws militating against this and Chatham Act be, and the same are hereby repealed, so far as relates to the

city of Savannah, and county of Chatham.

Approved 21st March, 1866.

Repeal as to
Savannah

TITLE XVIII.

ELECTIONS

Sec. 1. General oath of voter.

Sec. 3: Voting for Goverpor. “ 2. When voting in circuit or district, but

out of county of residence.

General nath by votor.

(No. 116.) An Act to prescribe the oath to be administered to roters for members of

the General Assembly, Governor of this State, members of Congress, Judges of the Superior Courts, State's Attorney and Solicitors General, and county officers.

1. SEC. I. Be it enacted, That the oath to be administered to voters for members of the General Assembly, Governor of this Stato, members of Congress, Judges of the Superior Courts, State's Attorney and Solicitors General, and county officers, when required by the managers of an election, shall be as follows: "I swear that I have attained to the age of twenty-one years; that I am a citizen of the United States, and have resided for the last two years in this State, and for the last six months in this county, and have considered and claimed it as my home, and have paid all legal taxes which have been required of me, and which I have had an opportunity of paying, agreeable to law, for the year preceding this election: So help me God.”

2. SEC. II. A voter under section 1224 of the Code shall take the following oath, when required by the managers of an election :

"I swear that I have attained to the age of twenty one years ; cuit or dist that I am a citizen of the Uuited States, and have resided for the of County of last two years in this State, and for the last six months in this

Voting in cir

but out

residence.

Evidence-to alter rules.

District or Circuit, (as the case may be) and have considered and claimed it as my home, and have paid all legal taxes which have been required of me, and which I have had an opportunity of pay. ing, agreeable to law, for the year preceding this election: So help me God.

Sec. III. When any voter shall offer to vote for Governor, Voting for out of the county of his residence, he shall take, if required, the of County of oath last above specified, except that he shall not be required to swear to his residence for the last six months in the county, District or Circuit..

Sec. IV. Repeals conflicting laws.
Approved 9th February, 1866.

TITLE XIX.

EVIDENCE.

Sec. 1. When ledger used as book of original|Sec. 4. Record to bear what date. entry.

46 5. Act in force twelve months. ." 2. Lost papers, how establish copies. No. 6. Acts of Notaries Public made valid.

tice and oath. 3. When party remitted to former reme.

dies.

(No. 117.)

Preamble.

An Act to alter the Rules of Evidence in certain cases. WHEREAS, In many of the counties of this State, overrun by the enemy in the late war, merchants and persons having accounts have, in consequence of said invasion, lost their original books of entry, so that they cannot be produced in the Courts to prove the accounts therein charged,

1. SEC. I. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Georgiu, That when any plaintiff, seeking to collect his accounts, shall swear that, in consequence of the invasion of the enemy, his original books of entry have been unavoidably lost or destroyed, so that they cannot be produced in Court, it shall be lawful for him to introduce his ledger or other book or books in which said ac- used as origi counts have been copied, to be used as his original book or books entry in cerof entry, and that the defendant shall have the same right to contest the correctness of said books as he would have had to the books of original entry, had they been produced.

Sec. II. Repeals conflicting laws.
Approved 12th March, 1866.

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