33 U.S. Code § 641 - Creation of Mississippi River Commission

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§ 641.
Creation of Mississippi River Commission

A commission is created to be called “The Mississippi River Commission”, to consist of seven members.

(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.

Missouri River Commission

The Missouri River Commission was created by act July 5, 1884, ch. 229, § 1, 23 Stat. 144, and repealed by act July 13, 1902, ch. 1079, § 1, 32 Stat. 367.


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