SIXTH Congress, Session I, Volume 2, Chapter 29.


An Act fixing the rank and pay of the commanding officer of the corps of marines.


          Be it so enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That a lieutenant colonel commandant shall be appointed to command the corps of marines, and shall be entitled to the same pay and emolutments as a lieutenant colonel in the army of the United States; any thing in the act for the establishment and organizing a marine corps to the contrary notwithstanding; and that the office of major of the said corps shall hereafter be abolished.


          Approved, April 22, 1800.