AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR PLANNING AN ANDREW JACKSON MEMORIAL.
Whereas, the State of North Carolina and its citizens have long noted and recognized the origins and early life of Andrew Jackson, the nation's seventh president, in the Waxhaw region along the North Carolina South Carolina border; and
Whereas, Andrew Jackson, one of the nation's most important military leaders and statesmen, had his historic roots and early experiences in the Waxhaw region, was wounded in the American Revolution while only 13 years of age, was schooled in the Waxhaw region, had his legal training in Salisbury from 1784 to 1787, practiced law in Western North Carolina during 1787 and 1788, and then participated in the creation of the State of Tennessee while that land was a part of North Carolina; and
Whereas, it is important that the State of North Carolina recognize the origins and early life of this outstanding national leader in North Carolina; and
Whereas, in 1980 the Governor did appoint by Executive Order 46 the Andrew Jackson Memorial Committee to plan an appropriate memorial in present day Union County, North Carolina; and
Whereas, the Andrew Jackson Memorial Committee did conclude that further archaeology and research are needed for historic sites in Union County related to the life of Andrew Jackson; Now, therefore,
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. There is appropriated from the General Fund to the Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Archives and History, the sum of eighteen thousand dollars ($18,000) for the fiscal year 1982 83 for the continuing of the researcher and necessary items in order to make recommendations to the Andrew Jackson Memorial Committee for a proper memorial to Andrew Jackson. This researcher will also continue to supervise the fitting monument. These funds shall not become part of the continuation budget.
Sec. 2. This act shall become effective July 1, 1982.