Excerpt from Charter, Extracts of Will, Officers and by-Laws
Quest hereby made, without encroaching upon the principal fund. And I further enjoin upon the said University, and the trustees thereof, the duty of voting and representing the said stock with diligence, zeal, and perfect fidelity to the trust I have reposed in them, especially desiring that each and every trustee thereof will abstain from all action which may tend to subordinate the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company to any political inﬂuence or management, and will, at all times, use his or their inﬂuence or power with the purpose of promoting its usefulness, and the value of the stock of that company, which I have hereby bequeathed. And I further request the trustees of the said University to establish, from time to time, such number of free scholarships in the said University as may be judicious, and to distribute the said scholarships amongst such candidates from the States of Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina, as may be most deserving of choice, because of their character and intellectual prom.
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