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UNITED STATES V. NORTON, 91 U. S. 566 (1875)

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United States v. Norton, 91 U.S. 566 (1875)

United States v. Norton

91 U.S. 566

Syllabus

1. The act entitled "An Act to establish a postal money order system," approved May l7, 1864, 13 Stat. 76, is not a revenue law within the meaning of the act entitled "An Act in addition to the act entitled An Act for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States,'" approved March 26, 1804, 2 Stat. 290.

2. A person cannot be prosecuted, tried, or punished for the embezzlement of money belonging to the postal money order office unless the indictment shall have been found within two years from the time of committing the offense.

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