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UNITED STATES V. MCDONALD, 128 U. S. 471 (1888)

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United States v. McDonald, 128 U.S. 471 (1888)

United States v. McDonald

No. 1161

Submitted November 5, 1888

Decided November 26, 1888

128 U.S. 471


The claim of a navy officer for his expenses when traveling under orders rests not upon contract with the government, but upon acts of Congress, and when part of such a journey is performed when one statute is in

Page 128 U. S. 472

force and the remainder after another statute takes effect providing a different rate of compensation, the compensation for each part is to be at the rate provided by the statute in force when the traveling was done.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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