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the monetary system of the United States or in the laws relating to banking and currency, and for this purpose they are authorized to sit during the sessions or recess of Authority. Congress, at such times and places as they may deem desirable, to send for persons and papers, to administer oaths, to summons and compel the attendance of witnesses, and to employ a disbursing officer and such secretaries, experts, stenographers, messengers, and other assistants as shall be necessary to carry out the purposes for which said Commission was created. The Commission Powers. shall have the power, through subcommittee or otherwise, to examine witnesses and to make such investigations and examinations, in this or other countries, of the subjects. committed to their charge as they shall deem necessary.
SEC. 19. That a sum sufficient to carry out the purposes of sections seventeen and eighteen of this Act, and to pay the necessary expenses of the Commission and its members, is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. Said appropria- Immediately tion shall be immediately available and shall be paid out on the audit and order of the chairman or acting chairman of said Commission, which audit and order shall be conclusive and binding upon all Departments as to the correctness of the accounts of such Commission.
SEC. 20. That this Act shall expire by limitation on the thirtieth day of June, nineteen hundred and fourteen. Approved, May 30, 1908.
ACT OF MARCH 4, 1909.
CHAP. 298.-An act making appropriations to supply 931.
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That the members of the National Monetary Commission, who were appointed on the thirtieth day of May, mission." nineteen hundred and eight, under the provisions of section seventeen of the Act entitled "An Act to amend the national banking laws," approved May thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eight, shall continue to constitute the Continued. National Monetary Commission until the final report of said commission shall be made to Congress; and said
Compen National Monetary Commission are authorized to pay to such of its members as are not at the time in the public service and receiving a salary from the Government, a salary equal to that to which said members would be entitled if they were members of the Senate or House of Representatives. All Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with this provision are hereby repealed.
Approved, March 4, 1909.
ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION OF JULY 9, 1778.
SEC. 4. The United States, in Congress assembled, shall also have the sole and exclusive right and power of regulating the alloy and value of coin struck by their own authority, or by that of the respective States; fixing the standard of weights and measures throughout the United States;
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.
SEC. 8.-The Congress shall have power
To coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures: To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States:
SEC. 10.-No State shall *; coin money; emit bills of credit; make any thing but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts;
RESOLUTION OF MARCH 3, 1791.
III. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That a mint shall be established under such regulations as shall be directed by law.
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1 Stat. L., 14.
1 Stat. L., 15.
1 Stat. L., 225.
A mint to be established.