Extension of Morrill Acts to the District of Columbia: Report (to Accompany S. 530)
This bill contains two provisions:
- Its primary purpose is to make available for the District of Colombia the annual appropriations now made to the States and Territories in accordance with the first Morrill Act of July 2, 1862, and the amendatory acts of August 30, 1890, and March 4, 1907, for the “endowment, support, and maintenance of at least one college” in their respective jurisdictions, “where the leading objects shall be to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts, in such manner as the legislatures of the States may respectively prescribe, in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions in life.”
- In order to make the said appropriation immediately effective, Congress, as the legislative body for the District of Colombia, designates the George Washington University, a nonsectarian institution, to administer the appropriation under said act of Congress, as amended.
U.S. Congress. 1910. Senate. Committee on Agriculture and Forestry. Extension of Morrill Acts to the District of Columbia: Report (to Accompany S. 530). 61st Cong., 2d sess. S. Rep. 220.