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i the city, and thirty thousand dollars in city bonds for the
  erection of buildings. This offer the county of Fayette sup-
§ plemented by twenty thousand dollars in county bonds, to
  be used either for the erection of buildings or for the pur-
ii chase of land. The offers of the city of Lexington and of the
  county of Fayette were accepted by the General Assembly.
i By the act of incorporation, and the amendments thereto,
L constituting the charter of the Agricultural and lVlechanical
  College of Kentucky, liberal provision is made for edu- -
cating, free of tuition, the energetic young men of the
i Commonwealth whose means are limited. The Normal
Department, for which provision is also made, is intended
to aid in building up the Common School system by fur-
T nishing properly qualified teachers. This College, with the
associated departments which will, from time to time, be
opened as the means placed at the disposal of the Trustees
allow, will, it is hoped, in the no distant future, do a
' great work in advancing the educational interests of Ken- _
l tucky. Being entirely undenominational in its character,
i ‘ it will appeal with confidence to people of all creeds and of ·
no creed, and will endeavor, in strict conformity with the V
requirements of its organic law, to afford equal advantages
T to all, exclusive advantages to none. The liberality of the
Commonwealth in supplementing the inadequate annual
income arising from the proceeds of the land scrip invested
  in State bonds will, it is believed, enable the Trustees to
i begin and carry on, upon a scale commensurate with the
i wants of our people, the operations of the institution whose A
management and oversight have been committed to them
by the General Assembly of Kentucky.