A History of Public Permanent Common School Funds in the United States, 1795-1905

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H. Holt and Company, 1911 - Education - 493 pages
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Page 125 - ... 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 161 - It shall be the duty of the general assembly, as soon as circumstances will permit, to provide by law for a general system of education, ascending in regular gradation, from township schools to a state university, wherein tuition shall be gratis, and equally open to all.
Page 352 - The capital of the common school fund, the capital of the literature fund, and the capital of the United States deposit fund, shall be respectively preserved inviolate. The revenue of the said common school fund shall be applied to the support of common schools...
Page 44 - BE IT ORDAINED by the United States in Congress assembled, That the said territory, for the purposes of temporary government, be one district; subject, however, to be divided into two districts, as future circumstances may, in the opinion of Congress, make it expedient.
Page 44 - The Surveyors as they are respectively qualified shall proceed to divide the said territory into townships of six miles square, by lines running due north and south and others crossing these at right angles...
Page 54 - That when the lands in the said Territory shall be surveyed under the direction of the government of the United States, preparatory to bringing the same into market, sections numbered sixteen and thirty-six in each township in said Territory shall be and the same are hereby reserved for the purpose of being applied to schools in said Territory, and in the States and Territories hereafter to be erected out of the same.
Page 63 - And be it further enacted. That the provisions of this act be extended to and their benefits be conferred upon each of the other States of the Union in which such swamp and overflowed lands, known and designated as aforesaid, may be situated.
Page 51 - States through which the road shall pass ; provided, always, that the three foregoing propositions herein offered are on the condition that the convention of the said State shall provide, by an ordinance irrevocable without the consent of the United States...
Page 209 - ... 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 352 - The proceeds of all lands belonging to this state, except such parts thereof as may be reserved or appropriated to public use, or ceded to the United States, •which shall hereafter be sold or disposed of, together with the fund denominated the common school fund, shaft be and remain a perpetual fund ; the interest of which shall be inviolably appropriated and applied to the support of common schools throughout this state.

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