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SELMA, ROME & DALTON R. CO. V. UNITED STATES, 139 U. S. 560 (1891)

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Selma, Rome & Dalton R. Co. v. United States, 139 U.S. 560 (1891)

Selma, Rome and Dalton Railroad Company v. United States

No. 12

Argued March 25-26, 1891

Decided April 6, 1891

139 U.S. 560



In an action against the United States to recover for amounts due certain mail contractors under the appropriation in the Sundry Civil Appropriation Act of March 3, 1577, 19 Stat. 362, c. 105, which provided that "any such claims which have been paid by the Confederate States government shall not again be paid;" the burden of proof is on the plaintiff to show that his claim was not of the excepted class.

Whether, that appropriation having been covered into the Treasury, a claimant can maintain suit under that act in the Court of Claims without further legislation is a question which the Court has not deemed it necessary to

Appeal from the Court of Claims, where the judgment was against the claimant. The case is stated in the opinion.

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