Contributions to the History of Education: Historical Sketches of the Universities and Colleges of the United States

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1883 - Government publications - 72 pages

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Page 56 - There shall be reserved the lot No. 16, of every township, for the maintenance of public schools, within the said township...
Page 56 - That sections numbered sixteen and thirty-six in every township of public lands in said State, and where either of said sections, or any part thereof, has been sold or otherwise disposed of, other lands, equivalent thereto, and as contiguous as may be, shall be granted to said State for the use of schools.
Page 56 - That thirty-six sections, or one entire township, which shall be designated by the President of the United States, together with the one heretofore reserved for that purpose, shall be reserved for the use of a seminary of learning, and vested in the legislature of the said state, to be appropriated solely to the use of such seminary by the said legislature.
Page 56 - State for the support of schools, which shall hereafter be sold or disposed of, and the five hundred thousand acres of land granted to the new States, under an act of Congress distributing the proceeds of the Public Lands among the several States of the Union, approved...
Page 56 - Schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged in this State; and the General Assembly shall take measures to preserve from unnecessary waste or damage such lands as are, or hereafter may be, granted by the United States, for the use of schools, within each township in this State, and apply the funds which may be raised from such lands in strict conformity to the object of such grant.
Page 55 - I doubt whether one single law of any lawgiver, ancient or modern, has produced effects of more distinct, marked, and lasting character than the Ordinance of 1787.
Page 55 - Not more than two complete townships to be given perpetually for the purposes of a University, to be laid off by the purchaser or purchasers, as near the center as may be, so that the same shall be of good land, to be applied to the intended object by the legislature of the State.
Page 56 - ... remain a permanent fund, the interest of which shall be 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 41 - The Normal' did no manner of harm, we very cautiously admitted them to some of the recitations and lectures in the University building itself, as supplementary to their regular exercises; providing always, they were to be marched in good order, with at least two teachers, one in the front and the other in the rear of the column as guards.
Page 56 - The General Assembly shall take measures for the improvement of such lands as have been, or may hereafter be granted by the United States to this State, for the support of a seminary of learning; and the funds accruing from such lands by rent or lease, or in any other manner, or which may be obtained from any other source, for the purposes aforesaid, shall be and remain a permanent fund to support a university for the promotion of literature and of the arts and sciences...

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