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an agreement in reference thereto is reached by the states. But if at the election for delegates to the constitutional convention in South Dakota a majority of all the votes cast at that election shall be “Against the Sioux Falls Constitution," then and in that event it shall be the duty of the convention which will assemble at the City of Sioux Falls on the fourth day of July, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, to proceed to form a constitution and state government as provided in this act the same as if that question had not been submitted to a vote of the people of South Dakota.
Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of the constitutional conventions of North Dakota and South Dakota to appoint a joint commission, to be composed of not less than three members of each convention, whose duty it shall be to assemble at Bismarck, he present seat of government of said territory, and agree upon an equitable division of all property belonging to the Territory
of Dakota, the disposition of all public records, and also adjust Public prop
and agree upon the amount of the debts and liabilities of the erty of Dakota territory which shall be assumed and paid by each of the pro
posed states of North Dakota and South Dakota; and the agreement reached respecting the territorial debts and liabilities shall be incorporated in the respective constitutions, and each of said states shall obligate itself to pay its portion of such debts and liabilities the same as if they had been created by such states respectively.
Sec. 7. If the constitutions formed for both North Dakota and South Dakota shall be rejected by the people at the elections for the ratification or rejection of their respective constitutions as provided for in this act, the territorial government of Dakota shall continue in existence the same as if this act had not been passed. But if the constitution formed for either North or South Dakota shall be rejected by the people, that part of the territory so rejecting its proposed constitution shall continue under the territorial government of the present Territory of Dakota, but shall, after the state adopting its constitution is admitted „nto
the Union, be called by the name of the Territory of North Convention to Dakota, or South Dakota, as the case may be: Provided, That in case of re.
if either of the proposed states provided for in this act shall jection of constitution reject the constitution which may be submitted for ratification
or rejection at the election provided therefor, the governor of the territory in which such proposed constitution was rejected shall issue his proclamation reconvening the delegates elected to the convention which formed such rejected constitution, fix. ing the time and place at which said delegates shall assemble; and when so assembled they shall proceed to form another constitution or to amend the rejected constitution, and shall submit such new constitution or amended constitution to the people of the proposed state for ratification or rejection, at such time
as such convention may determine; and all the provisions of this act, so far as applicable, shall apply to such convention so reassembled and to the constitution which may be formed, its ratification or rejection, and to the admission of the proposed state. Sec. 8. That the constitutional convention which may as- Convention of
South Dakota semble in South Dakota shall provide by ordinance for resub
shall submit mitting the Sioux Falls constitution of eighteen hundred and Sioux Falls
constitution. eighty-five, after having amended the same as provided in section five of this act, to the people of South Dakota for ratification or rejection at an election to be held therein on the first Tuesday in October, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, but if said constitutional convention is authorized and required to form a new constitution for South Dakota, it shall provide for submitting the same in like manner to the people of South Dakota for Elections in
North Dakota, ratification or rejection at an election to be held in said pro- Montana and
Washington posed state the said first Tuesday in October.
And to vote on the constitutional conventions which
adoption of may
constitutions. North Dakota, Montana and Washington shall provide in like manner for submitting the constitutions formed by them to the people of said proposed states, respectively, for ratification or rejection at elections to be held in said proposed states on said first Tuesday in October. At the elections provided in this section the qualified voters of said proposed states shall vote directly for or against the proposed constitutions and for or against any articles or propositions separately submitted. The returns of said elections shall be made to the secretary Election reof each of said territories, who, with the governor and chief justice thereof, or any two of them, shall canvass the same; and if a majority of the legal votes cast shall be for the constitution the governor shall certify the result to the president of the Governors to
certify reUnited States together with a statement of the votes cast thereon turns. and upon separate articles or propositions, and a copy of said constitution, articles, propositions, and ordinances. And if the constitutions and governments of said proposed states are republican in form, and if all the provisions of this act have been complied with in the formation thereof, it shall be the duty of President to the president of the United States to issue his proclamation issue proclaannouncing the result of the election in each, and thereupon the proposed states which have adopted constitutions and formed state governments as herein provided shall be deemed admitted by congress into the Union, under and by virtue of this act, on an equal footing with the original states, from and after the date of said proclamation. Sec. 9. That until the next general census, or until other- Representa
tives in conwise provided by law, said states shall be entitled to one repre
gress. sentative in the house of representatives of the United States, except South Dakota, which shall be entitled to two; and the representatives to the fifty-first congress, together with the gov
Election of representa
ernors and other officers provided for in said constitutions, may tives and state be elected on the same day of the elections for the ratification officers.
or rejection of the constitutions; and until said state officers are elected and qualified under the provisions of each constitution and the states, respectively, are admitted into the Union, the territorial officers shall continue to discharge the duties
of their respective offices in each of said territories. School lands.
Sec. 10. That upon the admission of each of said states into the Union, sections numbered sixteen and thirty-six in every township of said proposed states, and where such section, or any part thereof, have been sold or otherwise disposed of by or under the authority of an act of congress, other lands equivalent thereto, in legal subdivisions of not less than one-quarter section, and as contiguous as may be to the section in lieu of which the same is taken, are hereby granted to said states for the support of common schools, such indemnity lands to be selected within said states in such manner as the legislature may provide, with the approval of the secretary of the interior: Provided : That the sixteenth and thirty-sixth sections embraced in permanent reservations for national purposes shall not, at any time, be subject to the grants nor to the indemnity provisions of this act, nor shall any lands embraced in Indian, military, or other reservations of any character, be subject to the grants or to the indemnity provisions of this act until the reservation shall have been extinguished and such lands be restored to, and become a part
of, the public domain. Disposal of Sec. 11. That all lands herein granted for educacional purschool lands; minimum pose shall be disposed of only at public sale, and at a price not price.
less than ten dollars per acre, the proceeds to constitute a permanent school fund, the interest of which only shall be expended in the support of said schools. But said lands may, under such regulation as the legislatures shall prescribe, be leased for periods of not more than five years, in quantities not exceeding one section to any one person or company; and such land shall not be subject to pre-emption, homestead entry, or any other entry under the land laws of the United States, whether surveyed or unsurveyed, but shall be reserved for school purposes only.
Sec. 12. That upon the admission of each of said states into Lands donated for public the Union, in accordance with the provisions of this act, fifty buildings.
sections of the unappropriated public lands within said states, to be selected and located in legal subdivisions, as provided in section ten of this act, shall be, and are hereby, granted to the states for the purpose of erecting public buildings at the capital of said states for legislative, executive and judicial purposes.
Sec. 13. That five per centum of the proceeds of the sales School fund; of public lands lying within said states which shall be sold by
per cent of proceeds from the United States subsequent to the admission of said states sale of lands.
into the Union, after deducting all the expenses incident to the
same, shall be paid to the said states, to be used as a permanent fund, the interest of which only shall be expended for the support of common schools within said states, respectively.
Sec. 14. That the lands granted to the territories of Dakota and Montana by the act of February eighteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-one, entitled "An act to grant lands to Dakota, Montana, Arizona, Idaho and Wyoming for university purposes,” are hereby vested in the states of South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana, respectively, if such states are admitted into the Union, as provided in this act, to the extent of full quantity of seventy-two sections to each of said states, and any portion of said land that may have been selected by either of said territories of Dakota or Montana may be selected by the respective states aforesaid; but said act of February eighteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-one, shall be so amended as to provide that none of said lands shall be sold for less than ten dollars per acre, and the proceeds shall constitute a permanent fund to be safely invested and held by said states severally, and the income thereof be used exclusively for university purposes. And such quantity of the lands authorized by the fourth section of this act of July seventeenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, to be reserved for university purposes in the Territory of Washington, as, to University gether with the lands confirmed to the vendees of the territory lands in Wash
ington. by the act of March fourteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, will make the full quantity of seventy-two entire sections, are hereby granted in like manner to tne State of Washington for the purpose of a university in said state. None of the lands granted in this section shall be soid at less than ten dollars per acre; but said lands may be leased in the same manner as provided for in section eleven of this act. The schools, colleges and universities provided for in this act shall forever remain under the exclusive control of said states, respectively, and no part of the proceeds arising from the sale or disposal of any lands herein granted for educational purposes shall be for the support of any sectarian or denominational school, college or university. The section of land granted by the act of June sixteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty, to the Territory of Dakota for an asylum for the insane shall, upon the admission of said State of South Dakota into the Union, become the property of said state.
Penitentiary Sec. 15. That so much of the lands belonging to the United lands. States as have been acquired and set apart for the purpose mentioned in “An act appropriating money for the erection of a penitentiary in the Territory of Dakota," approved March second, eighteen hundred and eighty-one, together with the buildings thereon, be and the same is hereby granted, together with any unexpended balances of money appropriated therefor, by said act, to the said State of South Dakota, for the purposes therein designated; and the states of North Dakota and Wash
to South Dakota.
ington shall, respectively, have like grants for the same purpose, and subject to like terms and conditions as provided in said act of March second, eighteen hundred and eighty-one, for the Territory of Dakota. The penitentiary at Deer Lodge City, Montana, and all lands connected therewith and set apart and reserved
therefor, are hereby granted to the State of Montana. Agricultural
Sec. 16. That ninety thousand acres of land, to be selected and college lands.
located as provided in section ten of this act, are hereby granted to each of said states, except to the State of South Dakota, to which one hundred and twenty thousand acres are granted, for the use and support of agricultural colleges in said states, as provided in the act of congress making donations of lands for such purposes.
Sec. 17. That in lieu of the grant of land for purposes of internal improvements made to new states by the eighth section of the act of September fourth, eighteen hundred and forty-one, which act is hereby repealed as to the states provided for by this act, and in lieu of any claim or demand by the said states, or either of them, under the act of September twenty
eight, eighteen hundred and fifty, and section twenty-four hun. Lands granted in lieu of
dred and seventy-nine of the revised statutes, making a grant of swamp lands
swamp and overflowed lands to certain states, which grant it is hereby declared is not extended to the states provided for in this act, and in lieu of any grant of saline lands to said states, the following grants of lands are hereby made, to-wit: To the State of South Dakota: For the school of mines, forty thousand acres; for the reform school, forty thousand acres; for the deaf and dumb asylum, forty thousand acres; for the agricultural college, forty thousand acres; for the university, forty thousand acres; for state normal schools, eighty thousand acres; for public buildings at the capital of said state, fifty thousand acres, and for such other educational and charitable purposes as tne legislature of said state may determine, one hundred and
seventy thousand acres; in all five hundred thousand acres. To North Da. To the State of North Dakota like quantity of land
in this section granted to the State of South Dakota; and to be for like purposes, and in like proportion as far as practicable. To the i tate of Montana: For the establishment and maintenance of a school of mines, one hundred thousand acres; for state normal schools, one hundred thousand acres; for agricultural colleges, in addition to the grant hereinbefore made for that purpose, fifty thousand acres; for the establishment of a state reform school, fifty thousand acres; for the establishment of a deaf and dumb asylum, fifty thousand acres; for public buildings at the capital of the state, in addition to the grant hereinbefore made for that purpose, one hundred and fifty thousand acres. To the State of Washington: For the establishment and maintenance of a scientific