The State of West Virginia hereby renews its assent to the provisions and purposes
of the act of Congress of July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, entitled “An
act donating public lands to the several states and territories which may provide
colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts,” and of all subsequent
acts of Congress amending or supplementing said act, and accepts the grants authorized
thereby. The funds derived from the sale of United States land warrants which were donated
to this State for the purpose of endowing an agricultural college shall be invested
by the board of the school fund in a loan or public stocks of the United States, or
otherwise, as required by Congress, for the use and benefit of West Virginia University.
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