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farm have been purchased and the necessary buildings erected thereon, to the colliptroller of the treasury, he shall forthwith, if at any time before the 1st clay of February, 1838, said report is made, issue his warrant to the treasurer, and the treasurer shall pay to the sail board of trustees or their order then, and annually thereafter, the said sum of $6.000 above appropriated."]
SEC. 9. [Forbids stockholders and trustees to issue any promissory obligation or * use or attempt to use any banking privileges whatsoever."]
SEC. 10. [Repeals charter if provisions of section 3 are not complied with by February 1, 1858.
SEC. 11. (Right to annul annnal grant of $8,000 and " make void all and every part of the incorporation aforesaid and all rights, privileges, and immunities hereinbefore mentioned.”]
SEC. 12. [Declares subscribers shall receive back the r subscription in case of no incorporation by failure to secure 2,000 shares.
Sec. 13. (Arranges for the annual meeting of the stockholders. Repealed by law of 1868, chap. 320, q. v.] (Passed March (, 1856.)
Laws, 1858. chapter 265 (amended by laws of 1866, chapter 53): Whereas it is repres-nted to the legislature that the interests of the Maryland Agricultural College will be greatly advanced by the probable increase in the number of subscribers to the stock thereof by reducing the amount of subscription to the shares or stock in the same, thereby diffusing more wide and general interest among the agriculturists of the State; and also by granting to the District of Columbia a trustee for the management of said institution in view of the proximity of its location and site to said District, and the great interest already manifested by large subscriptions to its stock by the inhabitants of that district; and whereas it is also reprerented that the original act incorporating said institution contains no provisions for filling vacancies occurring in the board of trustees recently elected, without a general call or meeting of stokholders; therefore, etc.
Scc. 2. (Relates that there shall ha three trustees at large, one from the eastern shore and one from the western shore and alsı) a trustee from the District of Columbia.]
SEC. 4. (Relates that honorary members may be chosen by the board from among the citizens of other States.] (Passed March 10, 1858.)
Laws, 1864, chapter 90: SECTION 1. That the following sections relating to colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts be added to the article * Schools," of the Code of Public General Laws entitled “ An act assenting to the provisions of the act of Congress donating lands to the several States and Territories for the benefit of edncation."
Sec. 17. The State of Maryland hereby declares its acceptance of the provisions of an act passed by the Congress of the United States, entitled “ An act donating public lands to the several States and Territories which may provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and mechanic arts."' approved July 2, 1842; and the governor is hereby authorizel to give such notice of the said acceptance as may A SEC. 18. The comptroller of the treasury is hereby authorized to receive from the proper authorities of the l'nited States the land scrip to be issued for the lands granted to this State by the said act of Congress, and to give all necessary receipts and acknowledgments for the scrip which may be received by him. - Sec. 19. The said comptroller is hereby authorized, by and with the approval and concurrence of the governor and treasurer of the State, from time to time as he may deem proper, to sell such land scrip, or any part thereof, for cash, or for stocks of the United States, or of the States, or some other safe stocks. yielding not less than 5 per cent upon the par value of said stocks, and to exeente all necessary and proper transfers thereof: but no scrip shall be transferred and delivered to any purchaser thereof until the same shall have been fully paid for, or until payment shall have been fully secured by collaterals of such stocks as above specified.
Sec. 20. The comptroller shall make all snch arrangements, employ such agents and adopt such measures in all respects as he may deem most expedient for effecting a judicious sale of the said land scrip; and the treasurer, on the warrant of the Comptroller, shall from time to time pay out of any moneys in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated, all the expenses of management and superintendence. and taxes, if any, for the selection of said lands previous to their sale, and all expenses incurred in the management and disbursement of the moneys which may be received therefrom, and of all incidental matters connected with or arising out of the management and sale of said lands, so that the entire proceeds of the sale of said lands shall be applied without any diminution whatever to the purposes mentioned in said act of Congress.
Sec. 21. The moneys which may be received in the sale of said land or scrip shall from time to time, and as often as there shall be a sufficient accumulation for that purpose, be invested by the comptroller in stocks of the United States, or of this state or some other safe stocks yielding not less than 5 per cent per annum on the par value of said stocks, and the money so invested shall constitute a perpetual fund, the capital of which shall remain forever undiminished, except as provided for in and by said act of Congress.
SEC. 22. The comptroller shall keep separate books of accounts in his office of all matters relating to the said land scrip and lands, and the care, management, sale, and disposition thereof, and of the investment of the moneys derived from the sale of the said lands and land scrip, and of the manner in which the income of the said fund may be disposed of, pursuant to an act of the legislature hereafter to be passed authorizing the application thereof in conformity with the provisions of the act of Congress aforesaid.
SEC. 23. The comptroller, in his annual report to the legislature, shall state the condition and amount of said fund, the expenditures on account thereof, and all his proceedings and acts in regard thereto.
Sec. 24. All moneys received by the comptroller under the provisions of this act shall be forthwith deposited by him in the treasury of the State as a trust fund, with which a special office and bank account shall be kept by the treasurer so that the said moneys shall not be intermingled with the ordinary funds of the State; and the said moneys shall be paid out by the treasurer from time to time, on the warrant of the comptroller, when required by him for the purpose of being invested as hereinbefore mentioned. (Passed February 17, 1864.)
Laws, 1865, chapter 178: SECTION 1. After the comptroller shall have sold the said scrip and invested the proceeds thereof as provided by the act of the general assembly, passed in 1864, the annual interest or income of said investment shall be regularly paid by him without diminution to the Maryland Agricultural College, and the leading object of said college 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 order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions of life, and the money so to be received by the said college shall be applied to the objects enumerated in the said act of Congress and to no other purposes whatever, and the said college shall in all respects comply with the several requirements of the said act as to making and recording experiments and reporting the same as therein prescribed: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to prohibit or preclude the general assembly, at any time hereafter, from making any other disposition of said funds, not inconsistent with the act of Congress making said donation.
SEC. 2. From and after the passage of this act the State board of education shall be ex-officio members of the board of trustees of the said college. (Passed March 22, 1865.)
Laws, 1866, chapter 53 [amended in Sec. 4, see laws of 1880, chapter 231; also laws of 1888, chapter 53]: SECTION 1. The treasurer, upon the warrant of the comptroller, be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to the board of trustees of the Maryland Agricultural College the sum of $45,000, the said sum to be payable in three annual installments of $15,000 each, the first of said installments to be paid on the 1st day of April, 1866, and the balance in two equal installments on the 1st day of April, 1867, and the 1st day of April, 1868, respectively, the said amount of $45,000 to be appropriated by the trustees to the liquidation of the present indebtedness of the said college and the purchase of furniture and apparatus for the said college: Provided, The trustees of the said Maryland Agricultural College shall, on or before the 1st day of April, 1866, make, by a good and valid title, the State of Maryland equal joint owner of the property of every kind and description, real, personal, and mixed, now owned by the said college.
SEC. 2. Upon the acceptance of this act by the majority of the stockholders, at a meeting to be called and held in pursuance of the act of incorporation, the trustees of said college are hereby authorized and fully empowered to make, by a good and valid title, the State of Maryland equal joint owner in all the property of every kind and description, both real, personal, and mixed, now owned by the said Maryland Agricultural College.
SEC. 3. So much of the third section of the act of 1856 and the second section of of the act of 1858, which requires the board of trustees to consist of 22 trustees, 1 from each county, and 1 from the city of Baltimore, and authorizes the appointment of a trustee from the District of Columbia and 1 from the eastern shore and 1 from the western shore, for the State at large, is repealed.
SEC. 4. The board of trustees of the Maryland Agricultural College shall, on and after the 1st day of March, 1866, be composed of 11 trustees, 4 of whom shall be members of the State board of education, to represent the State's interest as joint owner, and the other 7 shall be elected by a majority of the private stockholders in the manner now provided by law, 6 of whom shall be residents of the State of Maryland, and 1 of the District of Columbia.
Sec. 5. The said board of trustees hereinbefore provided for shall possess the same and like powers and authority with the trustees authorized to be appointed by the original acts to which this is amendatory.
SEC. 6. The said board of trustees shall have power and authority to appoint and select visitors for said institution, 1 from each county and 2 from the city of Baltimore, with authority to attend the meetings of said trustees, but without the right of voting in the management of the said Maryland Agricultural College.
SEC. 7. A sum of money not exceeding 10 per cent upon the amount received by this State, under the provisions of the act of Congress of 1862, which is authorized to be expended for the purchase of lands for sites or experimental farms, is hereby expressly reserved and set apart, to be paid into the treasury of the State to reimburse the said State in part for the amount appropriated to the said Maryland Agricultural College by this act; and that so much of the act of 1865 as is inconsistent with this section of this act is repealed. (Passed February 7, 1866.)
Laws, 1868, chapter 320: SECTION 1. Sections 4 and 13 of the act of assembly, passed 1856, chapter 97, are hereby repealed and the following sections enacted in lieu thereof: “SECTION 4. The president of the Senate shall be, ex-officio, a member of the board of trustees of the Maryland Agricultural College, in the place which the lieutenant-governor formerly held in the said board.
"SEC. 13. A general meeting of the stockholders of the Maryland Agricultural College shall be held annually, on the second Wednesday of April, in the city of Baltimore, at such special hour and place as the president of the existing board of trustees may appoint, and one week's notice of such meeting shall be published in two of the daily newspapers of Baltimore, and that a meeting may be called at any time and at any convenient place during the interval between the said annual meetings by the president and trustees, or a majority of them, or by the stockholders owning at least one-fourth of the whole amount of stock subscribed, upony giving thirty days public notice of the time and place of holding the same, by advertisement published in one or more newspapers of general circulation in the State; and at all meetings of said stockholders one-fourth in value of said stockholders being present in person or by written proxy shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of all business; and that if less than such quorum shall be present at any such meeting said meeting may adjourn from time to time until a quorum is obtained, and that all general meetings of the stockholders where such a quorum is present a majority in value of the stockholders present in person or by written proxy may fill any vacancy that may occur in the board of trustees which can be lawfully filled by the stockholders, and may remove from office any president or any of the trustees elected by the stockholders, and may appoint others in their stead.” (Approved March 30, 1868.)
Laws, 1870, chapter 183: SECTION 1. The adjutant.general is authorized to furnish for the use of the Maryland Agricultural College 100 Austrian muskets, in the armory at Annapolis, or such other suitable arms as may now be in the armory, with accoutrements complete, and the necessary number of officers swords and belts.
SEC. 2. The trustees of the Maryland Agricultural College shall, upon the receipt of said arms and accoutrements, execute to the State of Maryland a good and sufficient bond for the amount of the value of said arms and accoutrements for their safe keeping and return to the adjutant-general whenever required by the legislature so to do. (Approved March 31, 1870.)
Laws, 1872, chapter 415: Whereas the legislature of Maryland by act of assembly, 1864, formally accepted the provisions of the act of Congress donating pub lands to the several States and Territories which may provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts; and whereas section 20 of said act of assembly, in accordance with the requirements and almost in the words of said act of Congress, directs the treasurer, on the warrant of the comptroller, to pay all expenses of the management, superintendence, and taxes for, and all the incidentals connected with or arising out of the management of said lands, so that the entire proceeds of sale shall be applied without any diminution whatever to the purposes mentioned in the act of Congress, and as expressly required by that act; and whereas by act of assembly, 1865, the whole annual income from the fund
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arising from the sale of agricultural land scrip appropriated as aforesaid by act of Congress, was directed to be paid regularly by the comptroller “ without diminution to the Maryland Agricultural College; and whereas by act of assembly of 1866 the legislature did diminish the said land fund so provided by act of Congress and so accepted by act of assembly, and so appropriated to the said Maryland Agricultural College, by directing 10 per centom of the whole amount to be paid into the treasury of the State, so diminishing the said fund by the sum of $11,250; and whereas the comptroller of the treasury in the several years past has further diminished the annual interest arising from the said fund by withholding from the yearly payments the sum of $90 as a State tax; and whereas section 5 of the said act of Congress, the terms of which were formally accepted by the State, expressly requires “ that if any portion of the funds, or any portion of the interest thereof sha!1, by any act or contingency be lost or diminished, it shall be replaced by the State;' therefore
SECTION 1. The comptroller of the treasury is required to invest in 6 per cent State bonds for the use and benefit of the Maryland Agricultural College the sum of $11,250, and to pay over to the order of said trustees, semiannually, on the 1st day of April and October in each and every year, the interest upon said sum so invested, and to account to and pay over to said trustees the interest upon said principal so withheld from said trust fund and diverted to the use of the State from the time such diversion was made.
SEC. 2. The comptroller is required to account to and refund to the said trustees the tax erroneously withheld from the semiannual interest derived from the sum invested in the Southern relief fund set apart and invested for the use of the Maryland Agricultural College. (Approved April 1, 1872.)
Laws, 1871. [Appropriation bill carries $3,000 ** For the Maryland Agricultural College." The same sum is appropriated in 1875).
Laws, 1850, chapter 231 (see laws 1888, chapter 326): SECTION 1. Section 4 of an act passed at the January session, 1866, entitled “An act amendatory of an act to establish and endow an agricultural college in Maryland, passed at January session, 1855," ete., is repealed and reenacted so as to read as follows:
SEC. 4. The board of trustees of the Maryland Agricultural College shall be constituted and composed as follows: There shall be 12 trustees, 5 of whom shall be elected by a majority of the private stockholders of said college in the manner now provided by law: Provided, That 4 of the 5 shall be residents of the State of Maryland and 1 of the District of Columbia, and the following 6 named persons shali represent the State's interest in said board, namely, the governor, comptroller, treasurer, president of the senate, speaker of the house of delegates, and attorneygeneral; and the United States Commissioner of Agriculture shall be ex officio one of said board. (Approved April 10, 1880.)
Laws, 1886, chapter 307: SECTION 1. A commission of 6 persons is appointed as follows: Two persons engaged in agriculture, 1 from the west-rn shore and 1 from the eastern shore, to be named by the governor; 1 person by the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University, 1 by the Maryland State Farmers' Association,
and 1 person by the Maryland State Agricultural and Mechanical Association, whose duty it shall be to inquire into the propriety of establishing an agricultural experiment station, and to report to the next general assembly the result of their inquiry, and to submit such recommendations as to location, management, and other matters pertaining to the same as they may deem proper.
SES. 2. The sum of $1,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is appropriate from any funds in the treasury not otherwise appropriated to pay the expenses of said commission incurred in performing the duties herein prescribed, to be paid by the treasurer on the warrant of the comptroller upon the order of a majority of said commission. (Approvell April 7, 1886.)
Appropriation law for 1888: * * * To the Maryland Agricultural College, $5,000 and no more."
Laws, 1848, chapter 55: Whereas by an act of Congress passed at the second session of the Forty-ninth Congress of the United States, entitled "An act to establish agricultural experiment stations to connect with the colleges established in the several States, under the provisions of an act approved July 2, 1862, and of the acts supplementary thereto," the sum of $15.000 per annum for each State having colleges established under the provisions of said act of July 2, 1862, was appropriated for the establishing of agricultural experiment stations; and whereas the said act of the second session of the Forty-ninth Congress provides that before the said fund shall be paid to any State such State shall give its legislative assent to the purposes of said grants; and whereas the Maryland Agricultural College is the only college established in the State of Maryland under the provisions of said act of 1862,
SECTION 1. The assent of the State of Maryland is given to the purposes of the grant made by said act and the said Maryland Agricultural College is designated as the college entitled to receive the sum appropriated for Maryland, and the treasurer of said college is designated as the proper person to receive the same.
SEC. 2. The assent of the State of Maryland to the grants of moneys for the purposes, upon the terms and in accordance with the several conditions and provisions in said act contained, is signified and expressed, and the secretary of state is hereby directed to transmit a certified copy of this act to the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States. (Approved March 6, 1888.) Laws, 1888, chapter 326: SECTION 1. Section 4 of the act of 1866, chapter 53
* is hereby repealed and reenacted so as to read as follows: SEC. 4. The board of trustees of the Maryland Agricultural College shall be constituted as follows: There shall be 18 trustees, 5 of whom shall be elected by a majority of the private stockholders of said college in the manner now provided by law: Provided, That 4 of the 5 shall be residents of the State of Maryland and 1 of the District of Columbia, and the following 6 named persons shall represent the State's interest in said board, namely, the governor, comptroller, treasurer, president of the senate, speaker of the house of delegates, and attorney-general, and the United States Commissioner of Agriculture shall be ex officio one of said board, and 1 person from each of the Congressional districts of this State, who shall be a practical farmer or immediately interested in agricultural pursuits, who shall be appointed by the governor by and with the consent of the senate, to be classified as follows: Two for the term of 2 years, 2 for the term of 4 years, and the remainder for the term of 6 years, all to date from the 1st day of February, 1888, and thereafter the term of all such appointments shall be for the term of 6 years, except that appointments to fill vacancies occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be only for the unexpired portion of the term so vacated.. (Approved April 4, 1888.)
Laws, 1890. appropriation law: "To the Maryland Agricultural College the sum of $5,000 for the fiscal year 1891, and the like sum for the fiscal year 1992.”
Laws, 1892, chapter 125: SECTION 1. The act of Congress approved Augnst 30, 1890, is assented to and accepted on behalf of the State of Maryland, subject to all the purposes and conditions of the said grant.
Sec. 2. The Maryland Agricultural College, to which the benefits of said act of Congress apply in this State, is hereby authorized and directed to make suitable provisions for complying with all the requirements of the said act. (Approved March 15, 1892.)
Ibid., appropriation law: “To the Maryland Agricultural College the sum of $6,000 for the fiscal year 1893, and the like sum for the fiscal year 1894."
Ibid., 1894, appropriation law: "To the Maryland Agricultural College the sum of $9.000 for the fiscal year 1895, and a like sum for the fiscal year 1896."
Ibid., 1896, appropriation law: "To the Maryland Agricultural College the sum of $9,000 for the fiscal year 1897, and a like sum for 1898."
Laws, 1898, chapter 291: SECTION 1. The sum of $14,000 is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated to the Maryland Agricultural College, $10,000 of which shall be used for the erection of a suitable building for recitation rooms and laboratories for the department of agriculture and its allied branches, the remainder of $1,000 for the proper sanitary plumbing in the present dormitories.
Sec. 2. The comptroller of Maryland is directed to issue his warrant on the treasurer of Maryland, payable to the order of the Maryland Agricultural College, or to its accredited agent, for the sum of $14,000, said sum to be used solely for the purpose herein before set forth. (Approved April 7, 1898.)
Laws, 1900, chapter 620: SECTION 1. [Appropriates to the Maryland Agricultural College the sum of $9,000 for the year 1901, and a like sum for 1902.]
Laws, 1902, chapter 512: SECTION 1. (Appropriates] To the Maryland Agricultural College, the sum of $9,000 for the fiscal year 1903, and the like sum of $9,000 for the fiscal year 1904, together with the further suin of $3,996 for the fiscal year 1903, and the sum of $1,776 for the fiscal year 1904, the said latter amonnts, viz, $3.996 and $1,776 being 2 per centum on the endowment of $88,800 for three years and three months, or the difference between 2  percentum and 5 per centum, at which latter rate the endowment is required to be invested by acts of Congress; said appropriations being made upon the recommendation that the said college become the property of the State of Maryland and be made exclusively a technical school.
Ibid., 1902, chapter 625: SECTION 1. Appropriations are hereby made to the Maryland Agricultural College, for its use and for the experiment station, for the furtherance of the work of those institutions in their several departments, and