Arizona Revised Statutes Enabling Act Sec. 25

Sec. 25. 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, and in lieu of the swamp land grant made by the act of September twenty-eight, eighteen hundred and fifty, and section twenty-four hundred and seventy-nine of the Revised Statutes, and in lieu of the grant of thirty thousand acres for each Senator and Representative in Congress, made by the act of July second, eighteen hundred and three,   1 which grants are hereby declared not to extend to the said state, the following grants are hereby made, to-wit:

For university purposes, two hundred thousand acres;  for legislative, executive, and judicial public buildings heretofore erected in said Territory or to be hereafter erected in the proposed state, and for the payment of the bonds heretofore or hereafter issued therefor, one hundred thousand acres;  for penitentiaries, one hundred thousand acres;  for insane asylums, one hundred thousand acres;  for school and asylums for the deaf, dumb, and blind, one hundred thousand acres;  for miners' hospitals for disabled miners, fifty thousand acres;  for normal schools, two hundred thousand acres;  for state charitable, penal, and reformatory institutions, one hundred thousand acres;  for agricultural and mechanical colleges, one hundred and fifty thousand acres;  and the national appropriation heretofore annually paid for the agricultural and mechanical college to said Territory shall until further order of Congress, continue to be paid to said state for the use of said institution;  for school of mines, one hundred and fifty thousand acres;  for military institutes, one hundred thousand acres;  and for the payment of the bonds and accrued interest thereon issued by Maricopa, Pima, Yavapai, and Coconino Counties, Arizona, which said bonds were validated, approved, and confirmed by the act of Congress of June sixth, eighteen hundred and ninety-six (Twenty-ninth Statutes, page two hundred and sixty-two) one million acres:  Provided, that if there shall remain any of the one million acres of land so granted, or of the proceeds of the sale or lease thereof, or rents, issues, or other profits therefrom, after the payment of said debts, such remainder of lands and the proceeds of sales thereof shall be added to and become a part of the permanent school fund of said state, distributions from which shall be made in accordance with the first paragraph of section 28 and shall be used for the maintenance of the common schools of said state.  As amended Dec. 7, 1999, H.R. 747, 113 Stat. 1682.

1 Probably should read “eighteen hundred and sixty-two”.

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