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It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
That the Trustees of the Norwich University, may, at any regular meet-
ing of their Board, by a vote of two thirds of the members present, locate
said University at any place within this State, easterly of the Green Mountains.
Approved, November 1st, 1843.

NO. 92, UNDER ACTS OF 1850.

Resolution Directing Loan of Field Piece to Norwich LTniversity.

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives: That the quarter-
master general, be, and he is hereby, directed to loan to the president of the



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Norwicli University, one field jiiece, well mounted and fit for service, and take
the receipt of the said president therefor, conditioned for the safe keeping
and return of said piece.

In Senate, November L'3, 1850.
Taken up, amended, and adopted.

D. W. C. Clarke, 8ec'y-
In House of Representatives, November 13, l.S.")0. Read, and adojited in
concurrence.

J. H. Barrett, Ass't Clerk.

NO. 84, UNDER ACTS OF 1852.

Resolution directing the quartermaster general to loan to the I'rcsident
of Norwich University one field piece.

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives: That the quarter-
master general be, and he is hereby, directed to loan to the president of the
Norwich University one fiekl piece, well mounted and fit for service, and take
the receipt of the said president therefor, conditioned for the safe keeping
and return of said piece.

In House of Representatives, November 12, 1852. Read and adopted.

C. K. Wright, Ass't Clerk.

In Senate, November 17, 1852.
Reporte'l favorably, and ailopted in concurrence.

William M. Dickerman, Ass't Secretary.

NO. 39, UNDER ACTS OF 1852.
An Act Rel.\ting to the Collection and Distribution of the School

Fund.

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Section 1. The note executed by George W. Benedict and others, on
behalf of the corporation of the University of Vermont, to the commissioner of
the school fund, December 19th, 1843, is hereby cancelled and discharged,
provided, that the said corporation pay to the treasurer of the State the sum of
nine hundred and twenty dollars, on or before the first tlay of March next.

Sec. 2. The treasurer of the State is hereby directed to collect the re-
mainder of the school fund now due, (exclusive of said note,) which, together
with the nine hundred and twenty dollars aforesaid, and such part of said fund
as has been collected since the nineteenth day of November, 1851, shall be paid
over, in equal sums, to the president and fellows of Middlebury College, and to
the corporation of Norwich University.

Sec. 3. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act arc herel)y
repealed.

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved, November 15, 1852.

NO. 73 OF THE ACTS OF 1855.
Resolution Authorizing the Quarter-m.vster General to Loan Arms
to Norwich University.

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives: That the quarter-
master general is hereby authorized to loan to the corporation of Norwich



562 NORWICH UNIVERSITY.

University such arms belonging to the State as may be wanted for the use of
the students of said University; Provided, the officers of said University give
good and sufficient security for the safe keeping and return of the same on
demand.

In the House of Representatives, November 9, 1855.

Read and adopted.

Jedd p. C. Cottkill, Ass't Clerk.

In Senate, November 10, 1855.
Read and adopted in concurrence.

Edwin H.vrvey, Ass't Secretary.

An Act to Authorize the Governor to Loan Arms, etc., to Norwich

University.

It is Jiereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Section 1. The Governor is authorized to loan to Norwich University
such arms and equipments of all kinds, the property of this State, as said
University' shall need, for the purpose of instructing its students in military
tactics.

Sec. 2. The Governor is further authorized to make requisition upon the
United States government for eighty cadet muskets, as a part of the quota
of arms appointed in this State, under the Act of Congress, and loan said Uni-
versity, as provided in this Act. Provided, that, before said muskets shall be
delivered to the University, the president or treasurer thereof shall execute
to the governor a certificate acknowledging the receipt of the same, and con-
ditioned for the safe keeping and return thereof to the governor, when by him
ordered.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved, November 26, 1862.

ACT NO. 91 TAKEN FROM ACTS OF 1866.
No. 91. — An Act to Amend An Act Entitled, "An Act Incorporating

and Establishing the Norwich University, at Norwich in Windsor

County" Passed November 6, A. D. 1834.

It is Jiereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Section 1. Section five of "An Act incorporating and establishing the
Norwich University, at Norwich, in Windsor County," passed November 6th,
A. D., 1834, is hereby so amended as to read as follows:

It is hereby further enacted, that the trustees aforesaid shall have and
exercise the government of said Institution, together with the care and manage-
ment of all matters and affairs belonging thereto; and shall have power to
make and establish all such reasonable and proper laws, rules, and regulations,
as may be necessary for the governing,instructing and education of the students
and the managing of said Institution; and the same may alter and repeal, from
time to time, as they may see fit; provided the same be not contrary to the con-
stitution and laws of this State or of the United States, and said laws, rules
and regulations shall be laid before the Legislature of this State whenever
required by that body, and may by them be disallowed, altered or repealed.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved, November 10, 1866.



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AN ACT DELATING TO THE MILITIA.

It is fiereby enacted by tlie General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Section 1. The adjutant general of the State may, upon the appli-
cation of the president of Norwich University, authorize the enlistment in the
State of one company of infantry, and one section of artillery, to be formed of
the cadets of said University, and attach the same to any regiment of infantry
and battery of artillery, not already filled.

Sec. 2. The professor of military science and tactics in the Norwich
University shall be ex-officio commander of the organization, with the rank of
captain. The other othcers shall be commissioned by the Governor of the
State, upon the recommendation of the professor of military science and tactics,
and shall consist of one cadet captain with the rank of first lieutenant, and a
cadet lieutenant with the rank of second lieutenant, to each company or sec-
tion.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Apijroved, November 18, 1870.

NO. 124 UNDER THEACTS OF 1872.

An Act to Incorporate the Alpha Sigma Pi Society of the Norwich

University.

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Section 1. William G. Owen, James P. Caldwell, Francis' /■. Kimball
and their associates and successors, members of the Norwich University in
Northfield, are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate for the purpose
of promoting useful knowledge and of collecting and securing a permanent
library and cabinet, either or both, to be known and distinguished by the name
of the Alpha Sigma Pi Society, and by that name shall have succession,
may sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, contract and be contracted
with; may have a common seal and the same may alter at pleasure; may
make their own by-laws, rules, and regulations; may levy and collect taxes
and assessments on the resident members of said Society, and may do all
such acts which the good order and interests of said Society may require, pro-
vided the same be not repugnant to the constitution and laws of this or of the
United States.

Sec. 2. The first meeting of said Society shall be held on the second
Friday succeeding the passage of this act or such other time as the corporators
herein named may agree upon, and a majority of those present, members of
said Society, shall constitute a quorum to transact any business whatsoever.
Said first meeting shall be held in Northfield, and the time and place of holding
the same shall be notified to the members of said Society at least six days before
the time of said meeting.

Sec. 3. The library and cabinet or other proiJcrty of said society shall
remain permanently located at Northfield, and shall not at any time be divided
among the members of said society except upon the discontinuance of the Nor-
wich University; and if at any time from deficiency of members or other cause
said Society shall become extinct, the library and cabinet property shall be-
come the property of said University, for the permanent use of its members.



564 NORWICH UNIVERSITY.

Sec. 4. This act shall be under the control of future legislatures to alter
and amend as the public good may require, and shall take effect from its pas-
sage.

Approved, November 23, 1872.

ACT NO. 199 OF THE ACTS OF 18S0.

An Act to Change the Name op the Norwich University.

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Section 1. An act entitled, "An Act incorpoi'ating and establishing
the Norwich University at Norwich in Windsor county," passed November G,
1834, is hereby so amended that said corporation shall be known and called
by the name of Lewis College.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect when the same shall be accepted by a
vote of the trustees of said Norwich University, at a meeting duly called for
that purpose.

Approved, December 10, 1880.

REVISED LAWS OF VERMONT, 1880. CHAPTER 1G8. PAGE 721.

Sec. 3751. The preceding section shall not affect the section of artillery
formed of the students of Norwich University, which shall be officered as follows:
the professor of military science and tactics in the University shall be, by virtue
of his office, commander, with the rank of captain; the other officers shall be
commissioned by the governor upon the recommendation of said professor,
and shall consist of a cadet captain with the rank of ffi-st lieutenant, and a cadet
lieutenant with the rank of second lieutenant.

ACT NO. 252, UNDER ACTS OF 1884.
An Act to Restore the Name of the Norwich University.

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Section 1. An Act entitled " An Act to change the name of the Norwich
University,' ' approved December 10, 1880, is hereby repealed.

Sec. 2. The name of the Norwich University, as established under
the provisions of an act entitled "An Act incorporating and establishing the
Norwich University at Norwich, in Windsor County" passed November 6,
1834, is hereby restored and re-established.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved, October 24, 1884.

ACT NO. 253, UNDER ACTS OF 1884.
An Act Relating to the Appointment of Cadets to Norwich University.
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Section 1. There shall be admitted, free of charge for tuition and
room rent to the Norwich University, at Northfield, as many students from
each county in the state as there are senators from such county in the General
Assembly, who shall be instructed in all departments of learning taught in



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said University, and be subject to all the rules and regulations of said
school.

Sec. 2. The senators in each county shall designate and appoint the
cadet or cadets from such county to the said University, and, whenever a
vancacy occurs from such county for any cause, fill the same; said appoint-
ments to be made by competitive examination, in the month of June in each
year, and whenever a vacancy shall exist.

Sec. 3. Whenever the senators from any county shall fail to fill any
vacancy from such county for one month after being notified of the same
Viy the trustees of said University, the trustees may fill the same by appointing
from that county if there are any applicants who pass the examination
required by the rules of said University, and, if not then from any county
in the state.

Sec. 4. The auditor of accounts shall draw his order on the treasurer
of the State, payable to the trustees of said University or the treasurer thereof,
for the sum of fifty dollars for each cadet so attending said University, ap-
pointed as above, which shall be in full payment for tuition and room rent
for such cadets, said tuitions to be payable in conformity with the rules of
said University now existing as to the payment of tuitions, on the sworn state-
ment of account of the president or vice-president of said University, and to
be paid by the first tlay of June in each year.

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved, November 25, 1884.

ACT NO. 222, UNDER ACTS OF 1888.
An Act to Incorporate Theta Chi Fraternity of Norwich University.

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Section 1. Julius J. Estey, Henry E. Alvord, John B.Johnson, Isaac P.
Booth, Charles H. Spooner, H. M. Phillips, Charles Dole, F. E. Lamb, Herman
Dressel, J. H. Judkins, E. A. Shuttleworth, their associates and successors,
graduates and members of the Norwich University, are hereby constituted a
corporation and body politic, for the purpose of promoting useful knowledge,
intellectual, social and aesthetic culture, under the name of the Theta Chi
Fraternity of the Norwich University; and by that name may sue and be sued,
implead and be impleaded; may have a common seal and adopt a common
badge; may have perpetual succession, may enjoy all the privileges incident
to corporations; may purchase, hold and convey real and personal estate not
to exceed the amount of twenty-five thousand dollars; may make and adopt
their own constitution and by-laws; may lay and collect taxes on resident
members of said Fraternity, in said University; and may do all acts which the
prosperity and well-being of the fraternity may lequire.

Sec. 2. J. B. Johnson is hereby authorized to call the first meeting
of said corporation at such time and place as he may elect, within one year
from the passage of this act.

Sec. 3. This act shall be subject to the control of future legislatures,
to alter or amend as the public good may require.

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved, November 22, 1888.



566 NORWICH UNIVERSITY.

ACT NO. 154, OF THE ACTS OF 1892.

An Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act Incorporating and Es-
tablishing THE Norwich Universiti" Approved November G, 1834.

It is herebij enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Section. 1. That section four, of an " act to incorporate, and establish
ing the Norwich University, ap^jroved November 6, 1834, " be amended as
follows:

That there shall be a meeting of said trustees, annually, in one of the
buildings of the Institution, on the Wednesday in June next preceding the
annual commencement day.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved, November 4, 1892.

ACT NO. 2G, UNDER ACTS OF 1892

An Act in Aid of Norwich University and Providing for Thirty
Scholarships Therein.

It is hereby enacted by the General Asseiyibly of the State of Vermont:

Section 1. The auditor of accounts is hereby directed to draw his
order on the state treasurer in favor of the treasurer of Norwich University
semi-annually on the first day of December and June for the sum of twelve
hundred dollars, said sum of twenty-four hundred dollars annually to be ex-
pended by said University in payment of the tuition and room rent of thirty
students therein, one of whom shall be designated and appointed by each
senator in the General Assembly, such appointment to be made by such
senator from his respective county provided any suitable candidate shall
apply therefor, otherwise from any county in the State; and all A'acancies
in such appointments shall be filled by the senator who made the appoint-
ment vacated, or by his successor in office. Said appointment to be made
in the month of June preceding the commencement of the college coarse of
the student so appointed, and wherever such vacancy shall occur.

Sec. 2. Whenever any senator from any county shall fail to make
an original appointment or to fill any vacancy among such appointed students,
after one month's notice of his right to do so from the president of said Uni-
versity, the trustees may make such appointment or fill such vacancy, by ap-
pointment from that county if there are any applicants therefrom who shall
pass the examination required by the rule of said Institution, and if not, then
from any county in the State.

Sec. 3. All moneys in any wise paid to said University or the students
thereof by the state or its quartermaster-general shall be kept in a separate
and independent account.

Sec. 4. All previous acts or parts of acts relating to scholarships in
Norwich University are hereby repealed.

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved, November 21, 1892.



LEGISLATIVE ACTS. oG7.

XO. 2(.l, INDER ACTS OF 1894.

An Act i.v Amendment of Number Thirty-seven of the Acts of 1834
Entitled' "An Act Incorporating and Establishing the Norwich
University at Norwich, Vermont.' '

/( is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Section 1. The trustees of Norwich University, on the nomination of
the alumni of said University, may elect five trustees in addition to the num-
ber provided by the act incorporating said University and the trustees so
elected shall each vacate his ofhce at the end of five years from his election.

Sec. 2. The trustees who have been elected upon the nomination of
the alumni are confirmed in their office and each shall vacate his office at the
expiration of five years from the date of his election.

Sec. 3. The trustees of said University may prescribe the rules governing
the nomination of trustees by the alumni of said University.

Apjjroved Xoveuiber 12, 1894.

XO. 33, UNDER ACTS OF 1898.

An Act Providing for a Board of Visitors and to Increase the Efficiency
OF the Norwich University.

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Section 1. The governor shall, biennially, during the session of the
general assembly, with the advice and consent of the senate, appoint four
persons, who, with the superintendent of education, shall constitute a Board
of Visitors to N^orwich University, and whose term of office shall commence on
the first day of December next succeeding their appointment, and continue
until their successors are appointed; and any vacancj^ occurring between the
sessions of the general assembly, shall be filled by the governor.

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of said board to visit and inspect said Uni-
versity, at such times as they may see fit, and to report the result of such in-
spection, and the manner of the expenditure of the money herein appropriated
to the governor, who shall transmit the same to the legislature at its next
ensuing session.

Sec. 3. The members of said board, with the exception of the superin-
tendent of education, shall each be paid the sum of three dollars per day for
time spent in said service, not exceeding five days in each year, and expenses;
the same to be paid by the treasurer of said Norwich University from the
appropriation herein made.

Sec. 4. The state auditor shall, on the first day of January and July in
each year, draw an order on the state treasurer in favor of the treasurer of
Norwich University, for the sum of eighteen hundred dollars; which sum shall
be expended by the trustees of said University in carrying out the provisions
and purposes of its Charter.

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved, November IG, 1898.



568 NORWICH UNIVERSITY.

NO. 249, UNDER ACTS OF 1898.

An Act in Addition to An Act to Incorporate the Alpha Sigma Pi
Society of Norwich University.

It is herebj/ enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Section 1. Section 4 of Act No. 124 of the Acts of 1872, shall read as
follows:

Said Society shall at its last regular meeting of each college year choose
two trustees from its active members. The past members of said Society,
shall annually, at such time and place as they may decide, choose three trustees
who, in conjunction with those chosen by the Society shall constitute a board
hereby empowered to acquire and hold in trust for the use of said Society, any
buildings, real estate or other property necessary or incidental to the purposes
for which the said Society was chartered. Vacancies on this board shall be
filled in the same way as regular members are elected, and as soon as possible
after such vacancies occur. Said trustees are to hold office for one year, or
until their successors are duly elected. It shall be the duty of said trustees to
receive and expend, for the use, construction or purchase of a society building
or hall, any sums of money that may be raised or contributed for that purpose;
to keep in good repair and condition for use by said Society, the property in
their control, so far as they are able so to do, with funds or resources placed at
their disposal. If at any time said Society shall, for any reason, cease to exist
or use its property for its own purposes, it shall be the duty of said board of
trustees to transfer to the trustees of Norwich University its said property, or
any sum of money that may be realized from the sale of the same, for the use
for said University, or if said University shall cease to exist, to make such dis-
position or distribution of said property to the surviving members of the said
Society as said board shall deem pi'oper.

Sec. 2. Section 4 of said act of 1872 shall be changed so as to be section
5 of said act as hereby amended.

Approved, November 22, 1898.

NO. 31, UNDER ACTS OF 1900.

An Act to Amend No. 32 of the Acts op 1898, Relating to Norwich

University.

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Section 1. No. 32 of the Acts of 1898 is hereby amended so as to read
as follows:

Norwich University is hereby recognized as the Military College of the
State of Vermont; and its faculty are hereby given local rank as follows:
assistant professors, the rank of second lieutenant; professors for the first five
years of service as such, the rank of fii-st lieutenant; for the second five years,
the rank of captain; after ten years, the rank of major; after twenty years,
the rank of lieutenant colonel; the president shall have the rank of colonel; all
without pay from the state.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its i^assage.

Approved, November 13, 1900.



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NO. 198, UNDER ACTS OF 1900.
An Act to fix the Date of the Annual Meeting of the Trustees of

Norwich University and Repealing No. 40, of the Acts of 1837.

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the Slate of Vermont:

Section 1. The annual meeting of the board of trustees of Norwich
University, the MiUtary College of the State of Vermont, shall l>o held during
the commencement week of said Institution.

Sec. 2. No. 40 of the acts of 1837 is hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved, November 1(3, lUOO.

NO. 377 UNDER ACTS OF 1902.
Joint resolution relating to printing and distribution of the report of the
Board of Visitors to Norwich University.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Remesentatives:

That the clerk of the house is hereby instructed to have four hundred and
fifty copies of the reports of the visitors to Norwich University printed for dis-
tribution among the members of the legislature. That this report be referred
to the military committees of the house and senate.

JOHN H. MERRIPTELD,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

ZED S. STANTON,

President of the Senate.
Approved, October 25, 1902.

JOHN G. McCULLOUGH, Governor.

NO. 31 UNDER ACTS OF 1902.

An Act to provide for the commissioning of graduates of Norwich Uni-
versity, the Military College of the State of Vermont, as additional second
lieutenants in the National Guard.

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Section 1. Students at Norwich University, who are legal residents
of the State of Vermont shall upon completion of their course of instruction, if
specially recommended by the president of Norwich University to the governor,



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