General Catalogue of the Ohio University: From the Date of Its Charter in 1804 to 1885

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Página 51 - I doubt whether one single law of any lawgiver, ancient or modern, has produced effects of more distinct, marked, and lasting character than the Ordinance of 1787.
Página 55 - ... the president and trustees aforesaid, and their successors in office, shall thenceforth be considered in law and equity, a body corporate and politic, by the name and style...
Página 47 - The design of this association is to raise a fund in continental certificates for the sole purpose and to be appropriated to the entire use of purchasing lands in the western territory belonging to the United States, for the benefit of the company, and to promote a settlement in that country.
Página 52 - ... was severe. In the House of Representatives the brunt of the fight fell upon the Hon. Patrick H. Kelly, member from the 25th District, St. Paul. He was equal to the occasion. By his skillful management, great energy, and happy adaptability, he won friends for the measure from all parties, and it is not too much to say that to him, more than to any other person, we are indebted for the success that has forever settled the question of the location of the capitol of the state of Minnesota. In the...
Página 62 - At the time of his death he was engaged in preparing for the press a complete edition of all the works of the late learned Dr. Halley, a work very much wanted. His calculations in "Spherical Trigonometry abridged,
Página 59 - Though the university was chartered in 1804 no instruction was given until 1809. In June 1808 the Board laid out a course of instruction which embraced "the English, Latin, and Greek languages, mathematics, rhetoric, logic, geography, natural and moral philosophy.
Página 54 - As the American congress made the grant which is the foundation of the university, no name appeared to me more natural than American University. The sound is natural, easy, and agreeable, and no name can be more respectable. There is a Columbian college and a Washington college, etc., already in the country, but no American college. I hope the name will not be altered.
Página 52 - Not more than two complete townships to be given perpetually for the purposes of an university, to be laid off by the purchaser or purchasers, as near the centre as may be (so that the same shall be of good land), to be applied to the intended object by the Legislature of the State.
Página 56 - ... for the term of ninety years, renewable forever, on a yearly rent of six per centum of the amount of the valuation so made by the said freeholders ; and the land so leased shall be subject to a revaluation at the expiration of thirtyfive years, and to another revaluation at the expiration of sixty years, from the commencement of the term of each lease, which revaluation shall be conducted and made on the principles of the first...
Página 56 - ... pay a yearly rent of six per centum on the amount of the valuation so to be made ; and forever thereafter at a yearly rent equal to and not exceeding six per centum of the amount of a valuation, to be made as aforesaid at the expiration of the term of ninety years aforesaid. * * * Provided, always, That the corporation shall have power to demand a further yearly rent on the said lands and tenements, not exceeding the amount of tax imposed on property of like description by the State.

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