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Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That provided the state of Nebraska shall be admitted into the Union in accordance with the foregoing provisions of this act, that twenty entire sections of the unappropriated public lands within said state, to be selected and located by direction of the legislature thereof, on or before the first day of January, Anno Domini eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, shall be and they are hereby granted, in legal subdivisions of not less than one hundred and sixty acres, to said state, for the purpose of erecting public buildings at the capital of said state for legislative and judicial purposes, in such manner as the legislature shall prescribe.

Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That fifty other entire sections of land, as aforesaid, to be selected and located as aforesaid, in legal subdivisions as aforesaid, shall be, and they are hereby, granted to said state for the purpose of erecting a suitable building for a penitentiary or state prison in the manner aforesaid.

Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That seventy-two other sections of land shall be set apart and reserved for the use and support of a state university, to be selected in manner as aforesaid, and to be appropriated and applied as the legislature of said state may prescribe for the purpose named, and for no other purpose.

Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That all salt springs within said state, not exceeding twelve in number, with six sections of land adjoining, or as contiguous as may be to each, shall be granted to said state for its use, the said land to be selected by the governor thereof, within one year after the admission of the state, and when so selected to be used or disposed of on such terms, conditions and regulations as the legislature shall direct: Provided, That no salt springs or lands, the right whereof is now vested in any individual or individuals, or which hereafter shall be confirmed or adjudged to any individual or individuals, shall, by this act, be granted to said state."

Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That five per centum of the proceeds of the sales of all public lands lying within said state, which have been or shall be sold by the United States prior or subsequent to the admission of said state into the Union, after deducting all expenses incident to the same, shall be paid to the said state for the support of the common schools.

Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That from and after the admission of said state of Nebraska into the Union in pursuance of this act, the laws of the United States, not locally inapplicable, shall have the same force and effect within the said state as elsewhere within the


United States; and said state shall constitute one judicial district, and be called the district of Nebraska.

Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, That any unexpended balance of the appropriations for said territorial legislative expenses of Nebraska remaining for the fiscal years eighteen hundred and sixtythree and eighteen hundred and sixty-four, or so much thereof as may be necessary shall be applied to and used for defraying the expenses of said convention and for the payment of the members thereof, under the same rules, regulations and rates as are now.provided by law for the payment of the territorial legislature.

Approved, April 19, 1864.

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At your request, I visited Faith Christian School in Louisville, Nebraska, on July 24, 1982. While there I supervised and observed the administration of the California Achievement Test to the students who were present. In addition to observing the actual test administration, I also taped random administrations for later review to ensure the accuracy of my on-site judgment.

At the end of the day, I collected all test materials and brought them back to my office to be scored. Initial scoring was completed by my staff with periodic checks by myself to determine that scoring was accurate and according to the instructions provided by the maker of the test. I am now prepared to report on this cesting.

All tests were administered in a manner consistent with the instructions and dire ections provided by the test maker. The students received no extra help or other undue benefits from their teachers. The test administration was quite comparable to what would typically occur in the public schools.

Appended to this report as Table 1 is a sumary of the results of the testing. As you will see, FCS students scored 7 mos. beyond the expected score for a comparably aged goup of public school students in Language (capitalization, punctuation, word usage, and spelling), 9 mos. ahead in Mathematics, and a full year ahead of a comparable public school group in Reading. These averages provide excellent evidence of the quality of basic education these children are receiving.

While at FCS, I also administered a personality scale known as the Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety 'Scale or RCMAS. This scale is recognized as a measure of general emotional mental health of children and is also related to later development of self-concept and behavior problems. A high score on this test indicates pathology. The average score of FCS students was 15.25 which, while higher than other christian schools, is almost exactly at the mean for children in the United States-at-large. Thus, FCS students are at no higher risk than other children for emotional problems and are comparable to public school children in this regard.

If I can provide further or more detailed information regarding this testing, please let me know.

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Table 1

Expected and obtained Scores of Faith Christian School Students (Louisville, NE) on the California Achievement Test: July, 1982

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Student scored beyond the upper limit of the test.

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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.


No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.


The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

(ARTICLE VIS No perso sħall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

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