New York Assembly. Motion for Leave to
Bring in a Bill Granting Privileges to
Columbia College and Erecting a University
[New York, February 16, 1787]
Mr. Hamilton moved for leave to bring in a bill, to render more effectual, the act granting privileges to Columbia College, and erecting a University within this State.
Ordered, That leave be given accordingly.
Mr. Hamilton, according to leave, brought in the said bill, entitled, An act to render more effectual an Act, entitled, An Act for granting certain Privileges to the College, heretofore called King’s College, for altering the Name and Charter thereof, and erecting an University within this State; which was read the first time, and ordered a second reading.1
New York Assembly Journal description begins Journal of the Assembly of the State of New York (Publisher and place vary, 1782–1788). description ends , 1787, 53.
1. On the day following its introduction, the bill proposed by H was read a second time and committed to a committee of the whole house (New York Assembly Journal description begins Journal of the Assembly of the State of New York (Publisher and place vary, 1782–1788). description ends , 1787, 54). No further action was taken on it, presumably because its provisions were similar to a bill passed by the Senate entitled “An Act to Institute an University within This State and for Other Purposes therein Mentioned,” which was transmitted to the House on March 20. The Senate bill was concurred in by the Assembly and became law on April 13, 1787 (Laws of the State of New York, I description begins Laws of the State of New York Passed at the Sessions of the Legislature Held in the Years 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780, 1781, 1782, 1783 and 1784 Inclusive, being the First Seven Sessions (Albany, 1886). description ends I, 524–31).