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State by virtue of the will and to give proper discharge therefor in the name of the State.
SEC. 7. If any notes, bonds, stocks, or evidences of debt shall come to the State treasurer from said executors as a part of said estate, he may, with the approval of the governor and council, convert the same into money, selling the stocks and bonds by auction at the Boston Stock Exchange or such other place in Boston as property of that kind is usually sold.
SEC. 8. All notes, bonds, stocks, and other evidences of debt coming into the possession of the treasurer and not converted into money as aforesaid shall be transferred to the State and be carefully preserved by the treasurer. The governor and council may authorize any person to vote upon any of such stocks at meetings of stockholders of the corporations to which the stocks appertain, and may authorize a sale and transfer thereof whenever they deem it to be for the interest of the State.
SEC. 9. The governor and council are authorized to sell and convey any real estate coming to the State by virtue of the said will which the State has power to sell, in such manner and at such time as they shall think for the interest of the State, and may make and execute in the name of the State proper conveyances thereof upon payment of the consideration therefor to the State treasurer.
SEC. 10. All money received from the sources aforesaid shall be used as soon as practicable after its receipt in paying and retiring outstanding indebtedness of the State; and the State treasurer shall keep an itemized and true account of all money and securities of any kind so received, and of the disposition made of the same and of the proceeds thereof, and shall give a full account thereof in his annual reports, and shall state in each annual report the exact condition of said funds.
SEC. 11. [As amended by Laws, 1891, chapter 52, section 7.] The trustees of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts are hereby authorized and directed in behalf of the State to receive possession of the real estate in Durham coming to the State by virtue of said will, and to care for, control, and manage it until it is needed for the uses of the school or college to be established as provided in the will.
Sec. 12. The board shall make report of their doings in respect to such real estate in their annual reports.
SEC. 13. In case the State shall desire to establish said school or college at any time before the expiration of twenty years from the time of the decease of the said Thompson, it shall, before using any of either of the funds aforesaid, raise and set apart such sums of money as will make said funds equal in amount to what said funds would become if accumulated during twenty years, and, having thus raised and set apart such sums of money, the State shall thereafter be relieved from the obligation of appropriating annually, for the balance of the said term of twenty years, the said sum of $3,000 and guaranteeing the net annual compound interest of 4 per cent thereon; and the State shall also be thereafter relieved from the obligation to provide for or guarantee any interest upon the amount of the appraised value of said estate, as herein before provided.
SEC. 14. The governor and council are authorized, in behalf of the State, to make and enter into such further stipulations with the executors of said will and to give such further guarantees as the executors shall require to secure the objects intended by said Thompson to be secured by his said will and codicils, and to affix the name and seal of the State thereto, and to do all other acts that may become necessary to secure the rights of the State under said will.
SEC. 13. The said will and codicils shall be recorded in the office of the secretary of state. (Approved March 5, 1891.)
Laws, 1891, chapter 52: SECTION 1. The trustees of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, located at Hanover, in this State, are hereby instructed and required to terminate the location and agreement made and concluded on April 7, 1868, between the said New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts and Dartmouth College, by giving one year's notice of such termination, in writing, to the trustees of Dartmouth College as soon as practicable after the time when this act shall take effect, in accordance with the terms of said agreement and of the act of incorporation of said New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts.
SEC. 2. Upon the termination of the location and agreement aforesaid the said New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts and the experiment station connected therewith shall be removed from Hanover to and located apon the “* Warner farm." so called, of the late Benjamin Thompson, in the town of Durham. devised by the said Thompson to the State of New Hampshire by his last will and testament.
SEC. 3. The trustees of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts are hereby authorized and directed to sell, at public or private sale, the real estate, with the buildings thereon, acquired by them by the deed of John Conant, dated September 16,1870,
and all other real estate owned hy said college in the town of Hanover, reserving the right to occupy the same tintil the removal of said college as hereinbefore provided, and to invest the proceeds of such sales, so far as the saine shall be derived from the sale of the land conveyed to said college hy said Conant, in accordance with the terms expressed in his said deed, and the balance of said proceeds in aid of the erection and furnishing of buildings for the use of said college upon said Warner farm.
Ske. 4. [Repealed by Laws, 1893, chapter 43, section 3, q. v.]
SEC. 5. The general government of said college of agriculture and mechanic arts is vested in a board of 13 trustees, and all vacancies hereafter occurring in said board shall be filled as follows: The governor of the State and the president of said college shall be trustees ex officio. The alumni of said college may elect 1 trustee in such manner as said board may prescribe. He shall be a resident of the Statė, and his term of office shall be three years. All other trustees shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice of the council, 1 at least from each councilor district, and so classified and commissioned that the office of 3 trustees shall become vacant annually. Not inore than 5 of the trustees appointed by the governor and council shall belong to the same political party, and at least 7 of them shall be practical farmers. Seven members shall constitute a quorum for doing business, and not less than i affirmative votes shall be required to elect a president of said college.
SEC. 6. The sum of $100,000 is hereby appropriated for the removal of said college from Hanover to Durham and the erection and maintenance of suitable buildings for the purposes of said college. (Reimbursement of the State for these funds is provided for in Laws, 1893, chapter 73, q. v.]
SEC. 8. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after the day on which the estate devised and beqneathed to the State by the said Benjamin Thompson shall be turned over to and become the property of the State. The State treasurer is hereby required to notify the trustees of said college of agriculture and the mechanic arts, in writing, of the reception of said estate immediately after it shall be turned over to the State as aforesaid. (Approved April 10, 1891.)
Laws, 1893, chapter 43: SEC. 3. The State of New Hampshire hereby relinquishes to the trustees of Dartmouth College any rights which the State may have in Culver Hall, at Hanover, and waives the payment by said trustees of the $15,000 appropriated by the State July 9, 1869, in aid of the erection and furnishing of said Culver Hall; and the sum of $15,000 is hereby appropriated, to be paid ont of any money in the treasury, in aid of the erection and furnishing of the buildings required for the use of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts upon the Warner farm. in Durham. (Approved March 29, 1893.)
Laws, 1893, chapter 73: SK "TION 1. The sum of $35,000 is hereby appropriated for completing and furnishing the buildings of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts in Durham, and for other purposes of said college, and the governor is anthorized to draw his warrant on the treasurer for said sum, from time to time, as the same shall be needed, and the same shall be paid to the treasurer of said college of agriculture and the mechanic arts and expended under the direction of the trustees.
SEC. 2. To provide the funds appropriated by this act and to reimburse the State treasury for the amount appropriated by chapter 52 of the pamphlet laws of 1891, the State treasurer is hereby authorized to issue, under the direction of the governor and council, bonds or certificates of indebtedness in the name and in behalf of the State to an amount not exceeding the sum of $135,000, and the same shall be deemed a pledge of the faith and credit of the State.
SEC. 3. Said bonds or certificates shall be dated July 1, 1893, and made payable in twenty years, at a rate of interest not exceeding 4 per cent per annum, payable semiannually on the 1st days of January and July of each year, such bonds to have interest warrants or coupons attached thereto, said bonds and coupons to be signed by the State treasurer and made payable at such bank in Boston as shall be designatel by the governor and conneil.
SEC. 4. The treasurer shall keep a record of all the bonds disposed of by him, which shall contain the name of the purson to whom any bond may be sold, the number thereof, the amount received therefor, and the date when the bond shall become due.
SEC. 5. The Benjamin Thompson State trust fund. established in pursuance of the provisions of section 4, chapter 12. of the pamphlet laws of 1891, and the requirements of the will of the late Benjamin Thompson, with all additions and accumulations prior to and including January 30, 1910, are hereby appropriated for the payınent of the issue of bonds authorized by this act, provided that on the lastnamed date the buildings erected in accordance with the provisions of chapter 52 of the pamphlet laws of 1891 and this act shall be in such condition as to meet the requirements of Benjamin Thompson's will.
SEC. 6. The trustees shall elect three of their board, who shall have the sole control of expending this appropriation, and shall complete the buildings and grade the grounds for which this appropriation is made, and make a detailed report of their expenditure to the governor, which report shall be published. (Approved April 1, 1893.)
Laws, 1895, chapter 107: SECTION 1. A two years' course in practical and theoretical agriculture is hereby established in said college, to which students shall be admitted who can pass a fair and reasonable examination in reading, spelling, writing, arithmetic, English grammar, and the geography and history of the United States, as may be approved by the trustees. In this course students are not required to take higher mathematics or any foreign language. In addition, they may take any other exercises and studies for which they are qualified and which are provided by the college in other courses. Those who complete the two years' course, or its equivalent. shall receive diplomas as graduates of that course. Those who take a part or the whole of this course may continue, for four years in all, to take in other courses, exercises, and studies for which they are qualifiedi; and if they are qualified for a degree of a four years' course, they shall receive it.
SEC. 2. A department of horticulture, with a specialist in charge, is hereby established in said college.
SEC. 3. Every student taking the two years' course, or during two years of any agricultural course, shall devote not less than ten hours a week during the college year, when practicable, under competent teachers, to practical instruction and manual training in branches of agriculture that require special knowledge and skill, one-third of whiroh time may be devoted to suitable practical instruction and manual training in shopwork in wood and iron; but any student may be excused from such exercises for physical disability. At the request of parents or guardians, students may be excused from some or all of such exercises by the trustees. A student excused from all, or substantially all, such manual exercises at the request of parent or guardian, and not for sickness or other disability, shall not receive said diploma.
Laws, 1897, chapter 75: The property of the New Hainpshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts is hereby exempted from taxation.
Laws, 1899, chapter 42: Whereas Hamilton Smith, of Durham, in this State, has offered to donate the sum of $10,000 to the State of New Hampshire for the benefit of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts for the purpose of establishing four scholarships, to be called the Valentine Smith scholarships; and
Whereas the said donation involves certain conditions, namely, that the sum of $400 be appropriated annually from the treasury of the State for the purpose of paying to the treasury of the said college interest upon said donation at the rate of 4 per cent: Therefore,
SECTION 1. The State of New Hampshire does hereby acrept said donation and bind itself to fulfill the conditions as specified in the deed of gift, and does hereby promise to execute the said trust in full accord with the terms of said trust.
SEC. 2. The State, in compliance with the conditions of the said trust, garantees to appropriate and does hereby appropriate, annually, the sum of $100, namely, interest upon the amount of $10,000.
Sec. 3. The interest thus appropriated shall be computed from the date of the receipt by the treasurer of the State of the $10,000 specified in the contract of gift.
SEC. 4. Beginning with the date of said receipt by the treasurer of the State, . said treasurer shall pay to the treasurer of the college, in semiannual installments, the amount of $400 annually, as hereby appropriated.
NEW JERSEY. [The following matter is taken from the “General Statutes of New Jersey, published under the authority of the legislature by virtue of an act approved April 4, 1834, and a supplement thereto approved March 20, 1895, in 3 volumes," Jersey City, N. J., 1896.]
Agriculture. SEC. 33. Whereas the governor of this state has received from the Secretary of the Interior the scrip for public lands granted to the State of New Jersey by an act of Congress of the United States approved July 2, 1962, and holds the same subject to such disposition as may be made by the legislature: Therefore,
The governor of this State, the attorney-general, the secretary of state, the comptroller, in case such office be created, and the treasurer of the State, and their successors in office for the time being, are hereby appointed commissioners to take charge of such scrip, and, as agents of the State, to sell and dispose of the same at such time or times, and in such mode as may appear to be most advantageous and safe, and in the name and on behalf of this State to convey and transfer the same to the purchaser or purchasers thereof, and to invest the avails thereof in the manner specially provided by said act of Congress.
SEC. 34. Said commissioners shall semiannually pay over the interest of the fund which may result from the sale of said scrip to the trustees of Rutgers College, in New Jersey, for the special purposes and upon the special conditions hereinafter set forth.
Sec. 35. Said trustees shall devote said interest wholly and exclusively to the maintenance in that department of Rutgers College known as Rutgers Scientific School of such courses of instruction as (including the courses of instruction already established by said trustees) shall carry out the intent of said act of Congress in the manner specially prescribed by the fourth section of said act.
Sec. 36. Said trustees shall furnish gratuitous education in said courses of instruction to pupils of said school in such manner as the legislature shall prescribe; the number of pupils to be so received gratuitously into said school shall be in each year such a number as would expend a sum equal to one-half of the said interest for the same year in paying for their instruction in said school if they were required to pay for it at the regular rates charged to other pupils of said school for the same year; said pupils so nominated and received shall be citizens of this State and shall be admitted into said school upon the same terms and subject to the same rules and discipline which shall apply to all other pupils of said school, with the single exception that they shall not be required to pay anything for their instruction.
Sec. 37. The said trustees shall annually make and distribute the reports required by the fourth paragraph of section 5 of said act of Congress.
Sec. 38. No portion of the said interest shall be paid over to said trusteec until they shall contract with this State, in such form as the said commissioners shall approve, to fulfill and perform all the duties and obligations imposed upon them by this act: Provided, That the said board of trustees shall, in their corporate capacity, obligate themselves to erect additional and adequate buildings, as soon as the same may become necessary, without charge to or upon this State, and, in like manner, to furnish and provide a suitable tract of land conveniently located for an experimental farm.
SEC. 39. There shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, a board of visitors, consisting of ten persons, two from each Congressional district in this State, who shall hold their office respectively for five years and who shall in the first instance be so appointed that the term of office of two of the said board of visitors shall expire each year, and the governor shall in like manner appoint two annually thereafter and shall have power to fill all vacancies in the board, but the person so appointed to fill such vacancy shall only serve under such appointment until the next session of the senate and until an appointment shall have been made by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, and the person so appointed shall hold office only for the unexpired term of the person whose place he is to supply; and it shall be the duty of the board of visitors to visit the said school at least twice in each year and to make report thereon to the legislature during the second week of the annual session.
Sec. 40. The board of visitors shall possess general powers of supervision and control and shall report to the legislature such recommendations as to them may seem proper.
SEC. 41. The said board of trustees shall cause to le delivered annually in each county of this State one or more public lectures upon the subject of agriculture, free of charge.
SEC. 42. The students of agriculture and the mechanic arts shall be admitted into said college upon the recommendation of the board of chosen freeholders of their respective counties, and the number of students that a county shall at any one time be entitled to have in said college shall be equal to the number of representatives in the legislature to which such county is entitlel, or in proportion to the same.
SEC. 43. The legislature shall have power at any time hereafter to pass such laws as may be deemed necessary and proper to enforce the due execution of this act and of the before-mentioned act of Congress.
SEC. 44. The board of visitors to the Agricultural College of New Jersey shall hereafter consist of two members from each Congressional district in this State under the present apportionment, to be nominated by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate.
SEC. 45. The members of the board of visitors to the agricultural college now in office shall continue to be members of the said board for the respective Congressional districts in which they now reside until the expiration of the term for which they were appointed.
Sec. 46. The public lectures hereafter to be delivered by the State agricultural college in the counties of this State shall, as to number, time, and place, be under the direction of the board of visitors of the State agricultural college.
SEC. 47. The term of office of members of the board of visitors to the agricultural college of New Jersey shall hereafter be two years: Provided, That this provision shall not apply to members appointed previous to the passage of this supplement.
SEC. 48. The actual personal expenses of members of the board of visitors incurred in the discharge of the duties imposed upon them by the act to which this is a supplement shall be audited by the comptroller and paid by the treasurer of the State out of any moneys unappropriated, on the certificate of the president and secretary of the board.
SEC. 49. For the purpose of bringing to public attention the condition of the free State scholarships in the State agricultural college, the board of visitors are hereby authorized to give such notice by letter, or posting, or by advertisement of the counties to which the vacant scholarships belong and the mode of filling them as they may judge to be to the interest of the State.
SEC. 50. Bills incurred for the above-named objects, properly certified by the president and secretary of the board, shall be audited by the comptroller and paid out of the State treasury.
Sec. 51. Whereas the proceeds of the "agricultural college fund” of the State of New Jersey were, by act of the legislature approved April 4, 1864, directed to be paid to the trustees of Rutgers College, in New Jersey, for the maintenance in that department of Rutgers College known as Rutgers Scientific School of such courses of instruction (including the courses of instruction already established by said trustees) as shall carry out the intent" of the act of Congress of July 2, 1862, and whereas said trustees of Rutgers College, in New Jersey," have by virtue of said act received the proceeds of said fund and have faithfully carried out the provisions of the laws of the United States and of the State of New Jersey relating thereto, and have maintained and are now maintaining the State agricultural college of New Jersey in its various departments, in pursuance of and as required by the law of the State, it is hereby affirmed and represented that said institution is the State agricultural college of New Jersey, and whereas by the act of the legislature of New Jersey entitled "An act to provide for the establishment of an agricultural experiment station,” approved March 10, 1880, the State agricultural experiment station was created and established, and by the board of managers thereof, by the authority given them in the law, has been located at the said State agricultural college as a part of the agricultural system of the State, and whereas there is no other State agricultural college and no other agricultural department of a college and no other State agricultural experiment station in this State than is hereinbefore mentioned, the said Rutgers Scientific School, being said State agricultural college of New Jersey, maintained by the trustees of said Rutgers College, in New Jersey,'' and at which the said State agricultural experiment station is established and located, is hereby designated the college to receive the benefit of the act of Congress “to establish agricultural experiment stations," approved March 2, 1887, and of the act "making an appropriation_to carry into effect the provisions of an act approved March 2, 1887," approved February 1, 1888, and any supplements thereto; and the State of New Jersey does hereby designate the “trustees of Rutgers College, in New Jersey," maintaining said Rutgers Scientific School, said State agricultural college, as the parties to whom any and all moneys appropriated by Congress under said acts, or acts supplementary thereto, shall be paid for the purposes mentioned in said acts of Congress.
SEC. 52. The board of visitors to the State agricultural college shall hereafter consist of two members from each Congressional district in this State, to be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate.
SEC. 53. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect immediately.
SEC. 54. Whereas the commissioners named in said act approved April 4, 1864, "to take charge of such scrip, and as agents of the State to sell and dispose of the same at such time or times and in such mode as may appear to be most advantageous and safe,” did invest the proceeds of the sale thereof in“ war bonds" of the