UNITED STATES V. BAKER, 125 U. S. 646 (1888)

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United States v. Baker, 125 U.S. 646 (1888)

United States v. Baker

No. 1394

Submitted April 2, 1888

Decided April 18, 1888

125 U.S. 646


A person who was appointed a midshipman in the navy in September, 1867, and an ensign in July, 1872, and as to whom the lowest grade having graduated pay held by him since last entering the service was, under the Act of July 15, 1870, c. 295, 16 Stat. 330, § 3, that of ensign, is entitled to be credited, under the Act of March 3, 1883, c. 97, 22 Stat. 473, with the time he so served as a midshipman, on the ground that service as a midshipman at the Naval Academy was service as an officer in the navy.

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