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Adams, Geo M., (fl. 1879) An Act H.R. 4318 4th Congress 3rd Session.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09400.060 Author/Creator: Adams, Geo M., (fl. 1879) Place Written: Washington D.C. Type: Printed document Date: 5 February 1879 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: This act established the Mississippi River Improvement Commission. Which is for the correction, permanent location, and deepening of the channel and the improvement of navigation of the Mississippi River and the protection of its alluvial lands.

People: Bruce, Blanche Kelso, 1841-1898.
Adams, Geo M., (fl. 1879)

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: African American History, African Americans in Government, Congress, Law, Reconstruction, Government and Civics, Legislation, Infrastructure

Sub Era: Reconstruction