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quire ; and it shall and/may be lawful to and for such point officers,

quoruin of the said trustces when assembled and met in
manner aforesaid, or the major part of them, from time
to time, to appoint a treasurer and clerk, principal, mas-
ters, tutors, teachers and other pecessary officers, to as-
certain their respective salaries and to remove and displace
any of them at their pleasure, and to make bye-laws for
the admission, education government and discipline of the
scholars or sludents, and the establishment of the price or
terms of tuition, for secpring, revising and paying out and
disposing of the revenues, and in general for conducting
and managing the estate, business and affairs of the said
academy, and every matter and thing relating thereto, in
such manner as they shall judge to be most conducive to

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
happen in any corporation of trustees by the death, resig-
nation or refusal to act of any trustee, it shall and may be
lawful to and for the trustees of such academy, and they
are hereby authorized and required at any legal meeting
of the trustees, to elect and choose a fit person to fill up

and supply such vacancy. Regents of

XVI. And for the greater encouragement of such acad-
the university emies, and to render them more useful and respectable,
to vifit all
academies. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the

regents of the university shall be visitors of such acade-
mies, and the chancellor, vice-chancellor, or a committee
of the regents, shall as often as they see proper, visit such
academies, to enquire into the state and progress of litera-

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
subject to the visitation of the said regents, shall be found
competent, in the judgment of the said president and pro-
fessors, to enter into the sophimore, junior or senior clas-
ses of such colleges, Hespectively, such scholar shall be en-
titled to an admission into such of the said classes for which
he shall be so adjudged competent, and shall be admitted
accordingly at any one of the quarterly examinations of

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
education of the students in each of the said academies
respectively, in order that the same may be revised and

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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.



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An ACT for the further Encouragement of Literature.

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

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from time to time for one or more lives, or for years, and
on such rents and considerations as they the said regents.
of the university, or their successors, shall judgé most
beneficial so that no more than two dwelling houses shall
at any time be erected on the said island ; and to sue for,
Fecover, have and receive the rents, issues and profits.
thereof, which are now in arrear or shall become due here-
after, and from time to time to dispose of and apply the
same for the better advancement of science and literature
in the said college, and the respective academies now in-
corporated or hereafter to be incorporated under their
superintendence and authority within this state, and in
such manner and proportion as they shall conceive will
best answer the ends of their institution, and the true in-
tent and meaning of this act ; reserving so much of the
said rents, issues and profits as shall be found necessary to
defray the expense which shall be incurred by them in
the execution of their trust; Provided always, That if any Provifo.
part of the said lands shall hereafter become necessary
for the public defence, or other public uses, all leases and
grants, with respect to such parts thereof, 'shall cease and
be suspended during the pleasure of the legislature, with-
out any compensation to be made therefor, any thing here-
in contained to the contrary notwithstanding.


An. ACT to encourage Literature, by Donations to Columbia obfolete:

College and to the several Academies in this State.
Passed 11th April, 1792. Sess. 15., ch. Ixix.

An ACT for the Encouragement of Literature.

Passed 3d April, 1801..
E it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, Four fuccef-


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directed for

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.

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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.



An ACT for the Payment of dertain Officers of Government,

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,


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