"Article 41: That a school or schools be established by the Legislature,
for the convenient Instruction of Youth, with such Salaries to the
Masters, paid by the Public, as may enable them to instruct at low
prices; and all useful Learning shall be duly encouraged and promoted
in one or more universities."
-- North Carolina
Constitution of 1776
Source: John L.
Cheney, Jr., ed. North Carolina Government, 1585-1979: A Narrative
and Statistical History. Raleigh: North Carolina Department of
the Secretary of State, 1981, p. 815