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ÁN ACT APPROPRIATING TO THE SHEFFIELD SCIENTIFIC SCHOOL OF YALE COL
LEGE, THE PROCEEDS OF LANDS ASSIGNED TO THE STATE BY ACT OF CONGRESS APPROVED July 2, 1862.
(Approved June 24, 1863.) Sec. 1. Whenever the Secretary of the Interior shall have issued to this State, the land scrip due to this State, under the act of Congress, entitled " An Act donating Public Lands to the several States and Territories which may proride Colleges for the benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts," it shall become the duty of the Commissioner of the School Fund to take charge of said scrip, and, as agent of this State, to sell the same, so soon as in his judgment he ean prudently do so, upon terms to be previously approved by the Governor, and in the name and behalf of this State, to convey and transfer the same in any suitable manner to the purchaser or purchasers thereof, and to invest the avails thereof in the manner specially prescribed by said act of Congress.
§ 2. Said Commissioner shall semi-annually pay over the interest of the Fund which may result from the sale of said scrip, to the President and Fellows of Yale College in New Haven, for the special purposes and upon the special conditions hereinafter set forth.
3. Said Corporation shall devote said interest wholly and exclusively to the maintenance, in that department of Yale College known as the “Sheffield Scientific School,” of such courses of instruction as (including the courses of instruction already instituted in said school,) shall carry out the intent of said act of Congress in the manner specially prescribed by the fourth section of said Act.
§ 4. Said Corporation shall furnish gratuitous education in said courses of instruction to pupils who shall be annually nominated to be pupils of said school, in such manner as the General Assembly shall prescribe. The number of pupils to be so received gratuitously into said school shall be, in each year, such a number as would expend a sum equal to one-half of the said interest for the same year in paying for their instruction in said school if they were required to pay for it at the regular rates charged to other pupils of said school for the same year. Said pupils so nominated and received shall be citizens of this State, and shall be admitted into said school upon the same terms and subject to the same rules and discipline which shall apply to all other pupils of said school, with the single exception that they shall not be required to pay anything for their instruction.
$ 5. Said Corporation shall annually make and distribute the reports re· quired by the fourth paragraph of section fifth of said act of Congress.
6. No portion of said interest shall be paid over to said Corporation until said corporation shall contract with this State, by its contract in writing, in such form as the Governor shall approve, to fulfill and perform all the duties and obligations imposed upon it by this Act.
$ 7. The Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the three senior Senators, and the Secretary of the State Board of Education, shall constitute a Board of Visitors, whose duty it shall be to visit said school in each year, and report annually thereon to the General Assembly.
AN ACT RELATING TO THE SHEFFIELD SCIENTIFIC School.
Approved July 6, 1864. Sec. 1. The visitors of the Sheffield Scientific School designated by the Act approved June 24, 1863, and entitled “ An Act appropriating the Scrip of public lands granted to this State under an Act of Congress approved July 2, 1862," to wit: the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the three senior Senators, and the Secretary of the State Board of Education, shall constitute, together with the Secretary of the Sheffield Scientific School, an ppointing board, who shall select from such candidates as shall offer themselves, those who shall be entitled to receive the gratuitous instruction in said school, which has been provided for by the State in said Act.
$ 2. In case there are more applications for the bounty of the State than there are vacancies to be filled on the part of the State, said Board shall give the preference to such young men as are fitting themselves for agriculture and mechanical and manufacturing occupations in life, who are or shall become orphans through the death of a parent in the naval or military service of the United States; next to them to such as are most in need of pecuniary assistance; and furthermore, they shall provide that the appointments shall be distributed, as far as practicable, among the several counties of the State, in proportion to their population.
$ 3. The Secretary of said school shall also be the Secretary of said appointing board, and shall keep a record of their transactions; and he shall furthermore, at least one month before the close of each academic year in said school, cause to be published in at least one newspaper in every county of this State in which a newspaper may then be published, an advertisement specifying the number of pupils who by virtue of said act are entitled to be admitted into said school for gratuitous instruction during the ensuing academic year, and designating the time and manner in which applications may be made to said appointing board for admission to said school.
As ACT ESTABLISHING A COLLEGE FOR AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANIC ARTS IN
(Approved March 14, 1867.) Whereas, the legislature of this State, by a recent act accepted the provisions of an act of congress approved July 2, 1862, entitled, “An act donating public lands to the several States and Territories which may provide colleges for the benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts ;” and whereas, the said act of congress renders it the duty of the State to provide the buildings, grounds and appliances necessary to carry out the objects of said act; and whereas, the board of trustees of Delaware College have proposed to convey to the State of Delaware a joint and equal interest in the grounds, buildings, libraries, apparatus and vested funds of said college proper, upon the condition that the State shall rest the income to be derived from the sale of the said lands in a board of trustees, not more than one-half of whom shall be the representatives of the State, and the remainder the representatives of the present board, for the purpose of establishing at Newark, in connection with said college, an institution which shall meet the requirements of the act of congress, and extend to the people of our State the benefits of its provisions; therefore,
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Del. ceare in General Assembly met :
SECTION 1. That the proposition of the board of trustees of Delaware College be and the same is hereby accepted, and that Delaware College is adopted and established as the institution to be provided by the State of Delaware, in accordance with the provisions of the act of congress approved July 2, 1862, entitled, “An act donating public lands to the several States and Territories Fhich may provide colleges for the benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts."
§ 2. That the State treasurer, in conjunction with the governor of the State and the president of the board of trustees of Delaware College, is hereby authorized and required to sell and assign, upon such terms and conditions as they may deem best for the interests of the State of Delaware, the whole or any part of the scrip or land warrants issued or to be issued to the State by virtue of said act of congress.
93. That the proceeds of the sale.or sales aforesaid shall be invested by the said treasurer in interest bearing bonds of this State, or of the United States, at his discretion, the principal of which bonds shall forever be held sacred for the purposes contemplated in the act of congress aforesaid, and shall not be transferable except by a special act of the legislature.
4. That the State treasurer may perform and discharge any of the acts, trusts or duties authorized, directed or conferred herein, by any agent or agents by him selected and appointed by and with the consent and advice of the gove eruor of the State. All costs and expenses incurred in selling or assigning the said land scrip, or in investing the proceeds thereof, shall be allowed and paid out of any funds in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated.
$ 5. That the State treasurer shall, semi-annually, receive and pay over the interests of said bonds to the treasurer of the board of trustees to the Delaware College, for the purposes and on the conditions hereinafter mentioned.
§ 6. That the board of trustees of Delaware College shall devote said interest to the maintenance of such course or courses of instruction in said college as shall carry out the intent of the act of congress aforesaid, and shall provide for the gratuitous instruction of one pupil from each hundred in the State, who shall be annually nominated to be pupils of said college, in such manner as the legislature may prescribe. Said pupils so nominated and received shall be residents of this state, and shall be admitted into said college upon the same terms and subject to the same rules and discipline which shall apply to all other pupils of said college, with the single exception that they shall not be required to pay anything for their instruction.
$ 7. Said board of trustees shall, annually, on or before the first day of February, in each and every year, make up and distribute the reports required by the fourth paragraph of the fifth section of said act of congress.
§ 8. That the governor be and is hereby authorized to appoint five trustees from each county in the State, to be members of the board of trustees of Delaware College on behalf of the State, and to fill all vacancies which may arise in such appointments, occasioned by death, resignation or otherwise, and that the present board of trustees of Delaware College shall fill up the remaining vacancies in said board, in the manner and to the number prescribed in the charter of Delaware College, as well as to fill any vacancies which may hereafter arise in their number, and the joint board of trustees, thus recognized, shall have the entire control and management of said institution, subject to the provisions of its charter and the terms of this act :
Provided, That said institution shall never be managed or conducted in the interests of any party, sect or denomination.
9. That the board of trustees of Delaware College shall report such amendments to this act, or such further acts or laws, as they may deem necessary and proper to carry out the objects contemplated by this act.
AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE LOCATION OF THE INDUSTRIAL UNIVERSITY.
(Approved January 25, 1867 ) WHEREAS, each portion of the state is alike interested in the proper location of said University, and it is desirable to enable the public spirit of each community or section to fully compete for such location; therefore, Be it enacted, &c.
SECTION 1. That any county, city, township, or incorporated town of said state, may, by taxation, as well as by voluntary subscription of its citizens, raise a fund to secure the location of said University at any point whatever ; and any other corporation in this state may make bids and subscription for the purpose of securing said location at any point whatever.
$ 2. That any county through its county courts or board of supervisors, and any township or town, through its supervisor, assessor and collector, and any city or incorporated town, through its council or board of aldermen, or other constituted authorities, as the case may be, may subscribe such sum or sums as they may deem necessary, to secure such location, and to raise the amount or amounts so subscribed by taxation, or by issuing bonds, payable at any seasonable or convenient time, and bearing any rate of interest not exceeding ten per cent. per annum: Provided, however, that no tax shall be levied for such purpose until the proposition so to raise a fund, together with the amount to be raised shall, after at least ten days' notice, be submitted to a vote of the people so to be taxed, and be approved by a majority of the persons voting at such election : Provided, that the county clerk of such county shall order an election in accordance with the provisions of this act; And provided, also, that it shall not be obligatory on any county, city or town authorities, or county clerk, as aforesaid, to submit any such proposition to a vote of the people, unless at least one hundred of the legal voters of said county, city or town shall petition for the same ; in which event said election or elections shall be ordered: And provided further, that any election heretofore held in any county, city or town, for the purpose aforesaid, is hereby legalized and made valid.
$ 3. The county, city or town authorities, as aforesaid, are hereby invested with full power to make any and all needful orders and regulations to carry into effect the foregoing provisions; and in case of an election being applied for, as aforesaid, it shall be the duty of said authorities to give the usual and seasonable notices, required by law, according to this act, and the end in view, and to conduct and report the same in the usual way. Such election to be conducted and return made according to the law governing elections: Provided, that the registry of votes used at the last general [election) shall be the reg. istry for any election to be held under this act. 10-0