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And to ap
quire ; and it shall and/may be lawful to and for such point officers,
quoruin of the said trustces when assembled and met in
its interest and prosperity, and the end of their trust. Vacancies of
XV. And in order to preserve the succession of trustees sultees how for the said academies respectively, Be it further enacted alled up.
by the authority aforesdid, That whenever a vacancy shall
and supply such vacancy. Regents of
XVI. And for the greater encouragement of such acad-
regents of the university shall be visitors of such acade-
ture therein. Scholars edu.
XVII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, cated in any That when any scholar who shall be educated at any of admitted into the said academies, o due examination by the president colleges.
and professors of Columbia college or any other college
such respective classes. Trustees of
XVIII. Provided always, and be it further enacted by the
authority aforesaid, That to entitle the scholars of any such ceed to entitle academy to the privileges aforesaid, the trustees thereof the of hulars shall lay before the regents of the said university, from time
to time, the plan or system proposed to be adopted for the
academies how to pro.
become a col
examined by the said regents, and by them be altered or amended, or approved and confirmed, as they shall judge proper:
XIX. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, when regents That whenever it shall appear to the said regents that the male allow state of literature in any academy is so far advanced, and elect a prefie the funds will admit thereof, that it may be expedient that academy to å president be appointed for such academy the said regents Deco shall in such case signify their approbation thereof under their common seal, which being entered of record as afores said shall authorize the trustees of such academy to elect a president, who shall have, hold and enjoy all the powers that the president of any college recognized by this act, shall or may lawfully have, hold and enjoy ; and such aca. demy thereafter, instead of being called an academy, shall be called and known by the same name it was called while it was an academy, except that the word college shall be used in all cases instead of the word academy, and be subject to the like rules, regulations, controul and visitation of the regents, as other colleges mentioned in this act.
XX. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, No president That no president or professor shall be ineligible for or by ineligible for reason of any religious tenet or tenets that he may or shall his religious profess, or be compelled by any law or otherwise to take any test-oath whatsoever; and no professor or tutor of any not to be held college or academy recognized by this act shall be a trus- by the same
perfon. tee of any such college or academy, nor shall any presi: dent of any college or principal of any academy, who shall be a trustee, have a vote in any case relating to his own salary or 'emoluments ; nor shall any trustee, president, principal, tutor, fellow or other officer of any college or academy be a regent of the university.
XXI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, A person apThat whenever any person now or hereafter appointed a pointed as trustee of any college or academy, shall be appointed or college or elected a regent of the university, and whenever any per regent, to son being a regent of the university shall be appointed or make his elected a trustee of any college or academy, such person so appointed or elected, shall on due notice thereof decide and elect in which of the said places he will serve, and by writing under his hand shall make known such election, whether of refusal or acceptance, to those by whom he was elected, to the end that such appointment may take effect in case he accept it, or that they proceed to a few appointment in case he refuse it.
(TWENTY-SECOND SECTION OBSOLETE.)
leafe out cer
THIRTEENTH SESSION. CHAP. XXXVIII.
Passed 31st March, 1790.Preamble.
THEREAS it is the duty of a free and enlightened
people to patronize and promote science and literature, as the surest basis of their liberty, property and happiness ; And whereas the regents of the university in their annual reports communicated at the last and present sessions, have represented that Colunıbia college, as well as the respective academies incorporated by the said regents in pursuance of the trust reposed in them by the legisla. ture, require aid and encouragement to remove the impediments under which they labour from a deficiency of their funds, notwithstanding the contributions of individuals ; and it appearing to this legislature, that a proportion of the public property will be wisely and usefully employed in enabling the said regents to remove those disadvantages, and to proceed with greater energy and success in accomplishing the important office assigned to them by law as the guardians of the education of the youth of this
state ; Therefore, Regents of Be it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, rethe university presented in Senate and Assembly, and it is hereby enacted session and
by the authority of the same That it shall and may be lawtain hands for ful to and for the said regents of the university, and their faid college
successors, and they are hereby authorized and empower. mies, &c.
ed to enter into and take seisin and possession of the lands and tenements hereafter described, being now vested in the people of this state, that is to say : A certain tract of land in the county of Washington, adjoining the south end of Lake-George, beginning at the southeast corner of a tract of land heretofore granted to John Jones, and extending thence easterly along the said lake to the place where a small brook falls into the said lake on the east of the place where Fort-George formerly stood, thence east forty chains, thence south one hundred and sixty chains, thence west until the place of beginning bears north forty degrees east, and thence to the place of beginning ; and also a certain other tract of land in the county of Clinton, called Ticonderoga, bounded southerly by the waters issuing out of Lake-George, easterly by the waters of Lake-Champlain, and northerly and westerly by the adjoining patented lands; and also a certain tract of land at Crown-Point, situate within the same county, bounded westerly, northerly and easterly by the waters of Lake-Champlain, and southerly by the adjoining patented lands ; and also a certain island lying within the general bounds of the city and county of New-York, commonly called and known by the name of Governor's Island, and the same lands and tenements to lease, grant and demise
from time to time for one or more lives, or for years, and
(RESIDUE OF THIS ACT OBSOLETE.]
An. ACT to encourage Literature, by Donations to Columbia obfolete:
College and to the several Academies in this State.
TWENTY-FOURTH SESSION. CHAP. CXXVI.
Passed 3d April, 1801..
promotion of literature within this state there shall be raifing the raised by four successive lotteries the sum of one hun- sum herein
. dred thousand dollars, that is to say) the sum of twentyfive thousand dollars by each lottery. II. And be it further enacted, That Thomas Storm, Da.
Seven mana. vid Gelston and Philip Ten Eyck of New-York, Smith gers named. Thompson of Poughkeepsie, Elisha Jenkins of Hudson, powers.. Daniel Hale of Albany, and John Lovett of Lansingburgh, or the survivors or survivor of them, shall be and they are hereby appointed managers of the laid lotteries, and as such, they or a majority of them, shall have power to adopt such schemes as to them or the major part of.
one of the
them may appear proper, to sell the said tickets and to superintend the drawing of the said lotteries, and the pay.
ment of the prizes thereof. Severally to III. And be it further enacted, that cach of the said Kerein direct. managers shall before he takes upon himself the manage
ment of the said lotteries, enter into a bond to the people of this state, with such sureties as the comptroller of this state for the time being shall approve of, in the sum of ten thousand dollars, conditioned for the faithful and honest discharge of the duties required of him by this act, and for rendering a just account of all their proceedings at the next session of the legislature after the drawing of
each of the said lotteries. Money to be IV. And be it further enacted, That the said managers, deposted in
shall as often as they shall receive five thousand dollars banks. from the sale of tickets, deposit the same in some one of
the banks established within this state for safe keeping. Apportion V. And be it further enacted, That the managers afore
. tribution of said, after the drawing of each lottery, shall forthwith pay the avails of out of the neat amount or avails thereof, the sum of twelve each lottery how made. thousand five hundred dollars to the regents of the uni
versity of the state of New York, for the purpose of being by them distributed among such and so many of the academies as now are or hereafter may be erected in this state, in such proportions and to be appropriated in such manner as they shall judge most beneficial for the several academies, and most advantageous to literature, and the residue into the treasury of this state ; and the monies to be paid into the treasury of this state shall be applied in such manner for the encouragement of common schools,
as the legislature may from time to time direct. Sale of tick VI. And be it further enacted, That the said managers ing of faid
and snall not proceed to sell tickets of any of the said lotteries lotteries until after the first day of October next, and that the said when to com
lotteries shall be drawn without delay after the sale of the tickets.
CH A PCXCI. .
and for other Purposes.
Passed 8th April, 1801. Regents of
XXXIII. ND be it further enacted, That it shall be the university
lawful for the regents of the university to authorized to convey cer- grant and convey to the trustees of Union and Columbia the trustees
colleges, and their successors, all the lands which are now of Union and vested in the regents, situate at Crown-Point, Ticonderoga: colleges.
and Lake-George, in such proportions as the regents shall deem just and reasonably, for the use of the said colleges respectively,
tain lands to