4 ‘Annual Report of the Agricultural
Lexington and the county of Fayette were accepted
by the General Assembly.
By the act of incorporation, and the amendment
thereto, constituting the charter of the Agricul-
tural and Mechanical College of Kentucky, liberal
provision is made for educating, free of tuition,
the energetic young men of the 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 furnish
ing 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 will allow, will, it is
hoped, in the no distant future, do a great work
in advancing the educational interest of Kentucky.
Being entirely undenominational in its character,
it will appeal with confidence to people of all
creeds and of no creed, and will endeavor, in
strict conformity with the requirementsof its or-
ganic law, to afford equal advantages to all, ex-
clusive advantages to none. The liberaliqy of
the Oom onwealth in supplementing the inadequate
annual income arising from the proceeds of the
land scrip invested in State bonds will, it is be-
lieved, enable the Trustees to begin and carry on,
upon a scale com ensurate with the wants of our
people, the operations of the institution whose
management and oversight have been committed to
them by the General Assembly of Kentucky.