RALEIGH: M. S. LITTLEFIELD, STATE PRINTER AND BINDER. 1869.
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, OFFICE SUPERINTENDENT PUBLIC INSTRUCTION, Raleigh, November 1st, 1869.
TO HIS EXCELLENCY, W. W. HOLDEN, Governor of the State of North Carolina:
SIR:--I have the honor to submit herewith, in accordance with the provisions of the laws of the State, the Annual Report of the Department of Public Instruction, and the accompanying documents for A. D. 1869.
I remain, very respectfully, Yours, &c.,
S. S. ASHLEY, Superintendent of Public Instruction.
As required by the Act to provide for a system of Public Instruction, ratified April 12th, 1869, the Board of Education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction have proceeded
in the work of organizing a system of Public Schools, with the following results, viz:
In the Counties which have been divided into Townships, School Committees have been elected; and in sixty-six Counties respectively, a County Examiner has been appointed.
The School Law, accompanied by Instructions, Forms and Plans of School Houses, has been published, and is being placed as rapidly as possible in the hands of School Officers throughout the State.
Teachers' certificates have been provided for the use of County Examiners, and a School Register is prepared and ready for distribution.
On September 9th, 1868, the Board of Education, by circular, ordered that the Commissioners of each County assume the duties of Superintendents of Common Schools, and proceed to appoint the Committees requisite to take the census of the