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Page 118 - That it be recommended to the respective assemblies and conventions of the United Colonies, where no government sufficient to the exigencies of their affairs, has been hitherto established, to adopt such government as shall in the opinion of the representatives of the people, best conduce to the happiness and safety of their constituents in particular, and America in general.
Page 120 - ... applied to the support of said university, with such branches as the public convenience may demand, for the promotion of literature, the arts and sciences, as may be authorized by the terms of such grant. And it shall be the duty of the legislature as soon as may be. to provide effectual means for the improvement and permanent security of the funds of said university.
Page 259 - SECTION 1. A general diffusion of knowledge being essential to the preservation of the rights and liberties of the people, it shall be the duty of the legislature of this State to make suitable provision for the support and maintenance of public schools.
Page 120 - ... it shall be the duty of the general assembly, to provide by law for the improvement of such lands as are, or hereafter may be granted by the United States, to this state, for the use of schools...
Page 255 - Knowledge and learning, generally diffused through a community, being essential to the preservation of a free government ; and spreading the opportunities and advantages of education through the various parts of the country being highly conducive to promote this end ; it shall be the duty...
Page 121 - Knowledge, learning, and virtue being essential to the preservation of republican institutions, and the diffusion of the opportunities and advantages of education throughout the different portions of the State being highly conducive to the promotion of this end, it shall be the duty of the General Assembly, in all future periods of this government, to cherish literature and science.
Page 186 - The proceeds of all lands that have been or hereafter may be granted by the United States to this State, for the support of schools...
Page 384 - ... dollars, to be by you and your successors held in trust, and the income thereof used and applied in your discretion for the promotion and encouragement of intellectual, moral, or industrial education among the young of the more destitute portions of the Southern and Southwestern States of our Union ; my purpose being that the benefits intended shall be distributed among the entire population, without other distinction than their needs and the opportunities of usefulness to them.
Page 114 - ... even under the best forms, those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny, and it is believed that the most effectual means of preventing this would be, to illuminate, as far as practicable, the minds of the people at large...