|NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
SENATE BILL 319
AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION OF THE BENNETT PLACE STATE HISTORIC SITE.
WHEREAS, the Bennett Place near Durham, site of the surrender of General Joseph E. Johnston's Confederate Army on April 26, 1865, which event, occurring 17 days after General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, effectually ended the American Civil War; and
WHEREAS, the Bennett Place has been restored by the Bennett Place Memorial Commission with funds privately contributed; and
WHEREAS, the Bennett Place shrine is one of the most important Civil War historic sites in North Carolina and is attracting and will attract large numbers of visitors; and
WHEREAS, funds for the proper maintenance and operation of the Bennett Place, which already is owned by the State of North Carolina, are not available from other sources: Now, therefore,
The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
Section 1. There is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Department of Archives and History the sum of seven thousand five hundred fifty dollars ($7,550.00) for the fiscal year 1961 62 and seven thousand two hundred seventy five dollars ($7,275.00) for the fiscal year 1962 63 to be used for the following purposes:
1961 62 1962 63
Salaries and Wages $5,000.00 $5,000.00
Salaries and Wages Temporary 1,000.00 1,000.00
Supplies and Materials 200.00 200.00
Postage, Telegram, Telegraph, Express 25.00 25.00
Travel Expense 200.00 200.00
Motor Vehicle Operation 300.00 300.00
Light, Power, Water 25.00 50.00
Equipment 800.00 500.00
Sec. 2. All laws and clauses of laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 3. This Act shall be in full force and effect from and after its ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 17th day of June, 1961.