33 U.S. Code § 641 - Creation of Mississippi River Commission
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A commission is created to be called “The Mississippi River Commission”, to consist of seven members.
Source(June 28, 1879, ch. 43, § 1,21 Stat. 37.)
This was the first section of an act entitled “An act to provide for the appointment of a ‘Mississippi River Commission’ for the improvement of said river from the Head of the Passes near its mouth to its head-waters”.
Appropriation for Salaries and Expenses
Section 7 of act June 28, 1879, omitted as temporary and executed, provided for the expenditure of an appropriation of $175,000 for salaries of the commission and necessary expenses of surveys, examinations, etc.
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