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An Act to Transfer the Land Scrip Given by the United States to the State of North Carolina.

1866-1867 Public Laws: Chapter II

Public Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1866-67 - Pages 5-6.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the Land Scrip given by the United States to the State of North Carolina, for establishing an Agricultural College, be and the same is hereby transferred to the Trustees of the University of the State, for the purpose of effecting the object of the grant: Provided, That the University shall comply with the Act of Congress and make its leading object to teach such branches of learning as are related to Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, without excluding other scientific studies and including Military Tactics.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the Trustees of the University be and they are hereby instructed to dispose of the same as they may think best, and with the proceeds to establish, in addition to the course of instruction, prescribed in the regular curriculum of the University, two professorships, in which the leading object shall be, 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, in such manner as the General Assembly may prescribe, in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions in life.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That it shall be the privilege of the County Court, in each county in this State, forever to select annually one native of the State, resident in said county, of good moral character and capacity for usefulness, without the requisite means to defray the necessary expenses of education, who shall be admitted to any classes in the University, for which he may be prepared, free of all charges for tuition and room rent, so that each county may always have one representative at the Institution.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes of the State, pupils maybe admitted to the branches of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, who possess the requisite qualifications for those studies, without requiring the previous literary training requisite for admission into the regular college courses.

Ratified February 11, A.D., 1867.

Jonathan Worth, Governor
Rufus Y. McAden, Speaker of the House of Commons
Joseph H., Wilson, Speaker of the Senate

State of North Carolina
Office of Secretary of State,
Raleigh, April 4th, 1867.

I, Robert W. Best, Secretary of State, do hereby certify
that the foregoing are true copies of the original Acts and
Resolutions on file in this office, as passed by the General
Assembly at its session in 1866-'67.

Robert W. Best,
Secretary of State



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