Second Report of the Board of Regents
The regents formed a committee to secure the federally endowed land, so that sales might commence. Proceeds from sold land would enter the University Fund (sic).
Regents met in the State House, February 28th, 1871.
On motion was Regent Chase, a Committee was appointed to ascertain what action, if any, is necessary in order to secure the seventy-two sections (72) of land for the University, and the Congressional grant of ninety thousand (90,000) acres for the Agriculture College.
The Committee reported that the grant for seventy-two sections was complete, but that an additional act of Congress was necessary to entitle the State to the ninety thousand acres.
A joint resolution was ordered to be drafted for presentation to the Legislature, asking of Congress such an act.
On motion of Regent Olinger, a Committee was appointed to arrange for selecting a model farm.