United States Statutes at Large/Volume 2/6th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 29
Lieutenant Colonel to be appointed.
Act of July 11, 1798, ch. 72.
Act of March 3, 1817, chap. 65.
Office of Major of the corps abolished.Be it 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 emoluments as a lieutenant-colonel in the army of the United States; any thing in the act for the establishing and organizing a marine corps to the contrary notwithstanding; and that the office of major of the said corps shall thereafter be abolished.
Approved, April 22, 1800.