Each One Teach One: The Education of The Texas Freedmen 

Freedmen's Bureau

 

 

 

CHAPTER CLIV.
An Act to provide for the education of the indigent white children of the several counties of the State.

 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That the Police Courts-at their discretion-of the several counties of the State, may levy and collect a tax, annually, not to exceed one-half of the State tax, and upon the same subjects of taxation, (Africans or descendants of Africans and their property excepted,) to be applied solely to the education of the indigent white children of their respective counties.

Sec. 2. The said tax shall be levied and collected in the same manner and under the same rules and regulations as other county taxes. Sec. 3. The Police Courts shall cause a list to be made of all indigent white children of their respective counties, subject to the benefits herein contemplated, and shall cause the funds to be raised under the provisions of this Act to be applied solely to the payment of tuition of those contained in said list, under such rules and regulations as the Court may prescribe, to the end that the funds may be most economically and effectually applied. Sec. 4. That this Act shall take effect and be in force from and after the first day of January, 1867.

 Approved November 12, 1866

 

 

 

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