United States Statutes at Large/Volume 3/16th Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 16
Bays, shores, &c. on Lake Borgne, &c. to be a collection district, after July 1, 1821.
A port of entry near the mouth of Pearl river.
A collector for the district.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the first day of July next, all the bays, waters, and shores, on Lake Borgne and the Gulf of Mexico, and all the rivers emptying into the same, within the limits of the state of Mississippi, shall be a collection district, to be called the district of Pearl river; of which a port near the mouth of Pearl river, at such place as the President of the United States shall designate, shall be the port of entry; and a collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at such place as the President shall direct, at or near the said port, who shall be entitled to receive in addition to the fees and other emoluments established by law, the annual salary of two hundred and fifty dollars.
Approved, March 2, 1821.