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sued, and their terms and extent; the professorships required to be established ; the character and extent of experimental husbandry upon the farm; the propriety and feasibility of connecting experimental studies in the mechanic arts; the probable expenditures for these respective purposes, and the probable annual expenses of conducting said institution, with such other matters as they may deem important or valuable as connected therewith.
§ 12. Said commissioners shall report to the governor by the first day of December next, their said plan of organization, with a full report of their proceedings under the requirements of this act, which the governor shall communicate to the general assembly at its next session.
$ 13. Said commissioners shall receive no compensation for their services, but may be allowed their necessary expenses in the discharge of their official duties.
$ 14. For the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this act, the sum of five thousand dollars is hereby appropriated from any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE OH10 AGRICULTURAL AND
(Approved April 5th, 1866.) Section 1. The governor of Ohio, ex-officio, the president of the Ohio State Board of Agriculture, ex-officio, and five other persons, so chosen as to represent all the industrial classes of the state, to be appointed by the governor, with the consent of the Senate, are hereby constituted a board of trustees, whose duty it shall be to receive proposals and report to the next session of this general assembly, such proposals as may have been received, and their opinion as to the place for locating an agricultural and mechanical college for the State of Ohio, in accordance with an act of congress, approved July 2d, 1862, entitled "An Act donating public lands, &c.”
§ 2. Said trustees are hereby authorized to receive proposals for donations of land, building and money in trust for the state of Ohio, for the location and establishment of a college as contemplated by the act of congress referred to in the first section of this act.
§ 3. The trustees shall receive no per diem, but shall have all their necessary expenses paid while actually in the service of the State.
§ 4. This act shall take effect from and after its passage, and the governor shall immediately thereafter notify said persons of their appointment, and designate a day for their meeting in the city of Columbus, for the organization of said board.
AN ACT TO ACCEPT THE GRANT or Public LANDS, BY THE UNITED STATES, TO THE SEVERAL STATES FOR THE ENDOWMENT OF AGRICULTURAL COLLEGES.
(Approved April 1st, 1863.) WHEREAS, By an act of congress, passed the second day of July, one thousard eight hundred and sixty-two, a grant of land was made to the several states and territories which may provide colleges for the benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, equal to thirty thousand acres for each senator and representative in congress to which the states are respectively entitled, by the appointment under the census of one thousand eight hundred and sixty, which act of congress requires that the several states, in order to entitle them to the benefit of said grant, should, within two years from the date of said act, express their acceptance of the same:
And whereas, The legislature of Pennsylvania has already shown its high re. gard for the agricultural interest of the state, by the establishment of the Agricultural College of Pennsylvania, and by making liberal appropriations thereto: therefore, Be it enacted, &c.
Section 1. That the act of the congress of the United States, passed July 2d, 1862, entitled "An Act donating public land &c.,” be and the same is hereby accepted by the State of Pennsylvania, with all its provisions and conditions, and the faith of the state is hereby pledged to carry the same into effect.
§ 2. The surveyor general of the State of Pennsylvania is hereby authorized and required to do every act and thing necessary to entitle this state to its distributive share of land scrip, under the provisions of the said act of congress, and when the said land scrip is received by him, to dispose of the same, under such regulations as the board of commissioners hereafter appointed by this act shall prescribe.
§ 3. The governor, auditor general, and the surveyor general, are hereby constituted a board of commissioners, with full power and authority to make all needful rules and regulations respecting the manner in which the surveyor general aforesaid shall dispose of the said land scrip, the investment of the proceeds thereof in the state stocks of this state, and apply interest arising therefrom as herein directed, and in general to do all and every act or acts, necessary to carry into full effect the said act of congress: Provided, that no investment shall be made in any other stocks than of the United States, or of this commonwealth.
Ộ 4. Until otherwise directed by the legislature of Pennsylvania, the annual interest accruing from any investment of the funds acquired under the said act of
congress, is hereby appropriated, and the said commissioners are directed to pay the same to the Agricultural College of Pennsylvania, for the endowment, support and maintenance, of the said institution, which college is now in full and successful operation, and where the leading object is, without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts.
§ 5. Said Agricultural College of Pennsylvania shall, on the first day of February of each year, make report to the legislature of the receipts and expenditures of said institution, for the preceding year.
A SUPPLEMENT to the act to accept the grant of public lands, by the United States, to the several states, for the endowment of Agricultural Colleges, passed April 1st, 1863.
(Approved April 11, 1866.) SECTION 1. Be it enacted, &c. That the third section of the act entitled “An Act to accept the grant of public lands, by the United States, to the several states, for the endowment of Agricultural Colleges,” passed April 1st, 1863, shall be so construed as to authorize the governor, auditor general, and surveyor general, as commissioners, in the performance of duties devolved upon them by the said act, to direct the payment of expenses of disposing of the said land scrip, out of the money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated : Provided, That no more than one-third of the distributive shares of the said land scrip, donated to this state, shall be sold under the provisions of this act.
§ 2. The board of trustees of the Agricultural College of Pennsylvania, be and they are hereby authorized to borrow a sum of money, not exceeding eighty thousand dollars, at a rate of interest not exceeding seven per cent., and taxes with which to pay and consolidate all the debts of the institution, and to secure the same by a mortgage upon the property thereof.
NOTE. The Agricultural College of Pennsylvania was opened in Centre county, six miles from Belle Fonte, February 16, 1859, under the name of “the Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania,” which name was exchanged for the present de. signation in 1862. Its history and present organization and prospects will be given in Part II.
RESOLUTIONS ASSIGNING TO BROWN UNIVERSITY, THE LAND SCRIP GRANTED
BY THE UNITED STATES TO THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND, FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE.
RESOLVED, That bis excellency the governor, be, and hereby is, authorized and appointed on the part of the state, to transfer, assign and set over to the corporation of Brown University, in the city of Providence, the scrip now in the possession of the governor, or which may hereafter come in his possession from the government of the United States, under and by virtue of a resolu. tion passed by this general assembly, at its present session, upon receiving from the said corporation or its duly authorized agent, the following stipulations; which stipulations shall be as and for a perpetual agreement, by and between said corporation and state as aforesaid, and shall be in form substantially as follows, that is to say: said corporation does hereby agree
1. To provide a college or department in said university, the leading object whereof shall be, without excluding other scientific and classic studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, in such manner as hereinafter stated, in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions of life.
2. To locate without unnecessary delay, and at their best discretion, the said scrip upon some of the public lands of the United States, properly open to be located upon, and from time to time to sell and dispose of the lands so to be located upon, so that the largest price can be obtained for the same.
3. To invest and to keep invested the proceeds of the said sales in stocks or securities of the United States or of this state; but if this should be impracticable, so that an income therefrom of at least five per centum per annum upon their par value could not be realized, then to invest such proceeds in some other safe stocks (the safety of which other stocks the university shall guarantee,) upon which an income of at least five per centum, as aforesaid, can be realized.
4. To pay all expenses of locating and selling said lands, and all taxes which may be assessed thereon, or upon the proceeds thereon.
6. To apply faithfully the income arising from the avails of the sales of said lands in endowing, maintaining and supporting a college in said university as aforesaid, for the objects as aforesaid, so that no portion of said proceeds or income therefrom shall be used in the erection, preservation, purchase, or repairing of any building or buildings, for the college or other purposes: provided, however, that a portion of said proceeds of said sales, not exceeding one-tenth part thereof, may, at the discretion of the corporation be expended according to said act of congress, in the purchase of lands for sites, or an experimental farm, whenever said corporation shall so determine.
6. To educate scholars, each at the rate of one hundred dollars per annum, to the extent of the entire annual income from said proceeds, subject to the proviso as aforesaid ; the governor and secretary of state, to have the right on or before commencement day of each year, and in conjunction with the president of the university, to nominate candidates for vacancies occurring in said college or department as aforesaid, at the beginning of each collegiate year ; and students admittted to said college, and pursuing studies therein by virtue of said fuud, are not to be excluded from the regular scientific and classic studies of said university, in entering and remaining thereat; and are to be graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Philosophy or Bachelor of Arts, or are to receive a certificate for a partial course, according as the case may be.
7. To assume upon itself all the responsibilities and duties which are imposed upon the state by the said act of congress ; and also all the duties im. posed upon colleges endowed under the provisions of said act, and to be entitled to all the privileges and immunities conferred thereby upon the state, and upon institutions endowed thereunder.
8. To make to the governor of the state an annual report, a copy of which shall be communicated to the general assembly, of all lands located and sold, until the whole is disposed of, the amount received for the same and how invested, and of the appropriations made of the proceeds therefrom, and stating the number of the students to whom the same has been applied, and of all the matters prescribed by said act of congress as aforesaid.
RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE NOMINATION OF STATE BENEFICIARIES TO BE
EDCCATED AT BROWN UNIVERSITY. RESOLVED : That the senators and representatives from the several towns in the general assembly for the time being, are constituted a board of commissioners, whose duty it shall be during the January session in each year, to present to the governor and secretary of state, the names of worthy young men from the several towns, to be educated as state beneficiaries in Brown University, according to the act of congress donating land to the several states and territories which may provide colleges for the benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts. And the said commissioners are hereby instructed, after one candidate has been presented from each town in the state, (the order of the towns to be determined by lot,) to select the candidates as far as may be from the several towns in the ratio of their representation in the house of representatives, and from that class of persons who otherwise would not bave the means of providing themselves with the like benefits; and that the governor and secretary of state be, and they are hereby, instructed to select candidates from the names presented, in such manner as that whenever for any reason any town shall not have received its just quota of those admitted to said university, such towns shall, in the nomination of subsequent candidates, have prior. ity over those towns which have received their full quota.