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270 THIRTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 26. 1858. uccomptmying That the following propositions be and the same are hereby offered to the P*‘°P°?m°¤¤*°l’° people of Kansas for acceptance or rejection, which, if accepted, shall be $,ii;,°§gg;iii°p°p` obligatory on the United States and upon the said State of Kansas, to Pr<>p<>¤iti¤ns- wit: First. That sections number sixteen and thirty-six in every town. $<=h<><>U¤·¤dS- ship of public lands in said State, or where either of said sections or any part thereof has been sold or otherwise disposed of; other lands equivalent thereto and as contiguous as may be, shall be granted to said State for the StateUuiversi- use of schools. Second. That seventy-two sections of land shall be set

  • 7l“”d‘·‘· apart and reserved for the support of a State University, to be selected

by the Governor of said State, subject to the approval of the Commissioner of the General Land-Office, and to be appropriated and applied in such manner as the legislature of said State may prescribe For the pur- _ Landsfor pub- pose aforesaid, but for no other purpose. Third. That ten entire sections 1‘° b“‘1d‘“gs‘ of land, to be selected by the Governor of said State, in legal subdivisions, shall be granted to said State for the purpose of completing the public buildings, or for the erection of others at the seat of government, Salt springs under the direction of the legislature thereofl Fourth. That all salt fd °°“"i€“°“s springs within said State, not exoeedinv twelve in number, with six secands. . . . . . ° tions of land adjoining, or as contiguous as may be to each, shall be granted to said State for its use, the same to be selected by the Governor thereof] within one year after the admission of said State; and, when so selected, to be used or disposed of on such terms, conditions, and regulations as the Pmviso. legislature may direct: Provided, That no salt spring or land the right whereof is now vested in any individual or individuals, or which may hereafter be confirmed or adjudged to any individual or `individuals, shall Percentage on by this article be granted to said State. Fg]?}:. That five per centum of md $*1** the nett proceeds of sales of all public lands lying within said State which shall be sold by Congress after the admission of said State into the Union, after deducting all the expenses incident to the same, shall be paid to said _ State for the purpose of making public roads and internal improvements, d,§£;"f)‘; WE?; as the legislature shall direct: Provided, The foregoing propositions propositions gpg herein ofered are on the condition that said State of Kansas shall never <>iY<>r<>d· interfere with the primary disposal of the lands of the United States, or with any regulations which Congress may find necessary for securing the title in said soil to bonéfde purchasers thereof, and that no tax shall be imposed on lands belonging to the United States, and that in no ease shall non-resident proprietors be taxed higher than residents. Six!/z. And that said State shall never tax the lands or property of the United States in that State. _ Mwméf of *70*- At the said election the voting shall be by ballot, and by endorsing on mg' his ballot, as each voter may be pleased, “Proposition accepted," or “ Proposition rejected? Should a majority of the votes cast be tor “ Proposition aeeepte<l," the President of the United States, as soon as Proceedings _ the fact is duly made known to him, shall announce the same by procla-

f£’W*§?0;°§ag mation; and thereafter, and without any further proceedings on the part

cept8d_ of Congress, the admission of the State of Kansas into the Union upon an equal footing with the original States in all respects whatever shall be png represent.- complete and absolute; and said State shall be entitled to one member in "t"'°mC°“g"°“S• the House of Representatives in the Congress of the United States until the next census be taken by the Federal Government. But should a. _ U`, P¤>g<>Si¤i¤¤ majority of the votes cast be for “Proposition rejeeted," it shall be deemed is r°·l°°t°and held that the people of Kansas do not desire admission into the Union with said constitution under the conditions set forth in said proposition: People may and in that event the people of said Territory are hereby authorized fom c0,,sm_u_ and empowered to form for themselves a constitution and State governtion, Ste. ment, by the name of the State of Kansas, according to the Federal Constitution, and may elect delegates for that purpose whenever, and not before, it is ascertained by a census duly and legally taken that the population of said Territory equals or exceeds the ratio of representation