a handbook for rural school officers

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: beginning with the approval of the Constitution of the State of Ohio. Nearly fifty years later, when California was admitted to the Union, there was a provision in its Constitution that two sections, sixteen and thirty-six, be set aside in that State as a land grant for the common schools. For forty years this precedent continued to be recognized- in the case of each State applying for admission, with the exception of the State of West Virginia, admitted during the Civil War in 1863, whose Constitution made no provision for a public school land grant. Three States, namely: Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico, admitted since 1890, have provisions for four sections, two and thirty-two having been added to the old provision. There were other types of subsidies provided for by some of the States, but these vary so much that each individual case cannot be cited. This additional provision, provided for in the Illinois Constitution, may serve as a type: Five per cent of the net proceeds of the lands lying within the State of Illinois which shall be sold by Congress, from the first day of July, 1819, after deducting all expenses incident to the same, shall be reserved for the purposes following, namely: two fifths to be disbursed under the direction of Congress in making roads leading to the State; the residue to be appropriated, by the Legislature of the State, for the encouragement of learning, of which one sixth part shall be exclusively bestowed on a college or university. 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 State, to be appropriated solely to the us...
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