UNITED STATES V. GUNNISON, 155 U. S. 389 (1894)

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United States v. Gunnison, 155 U.S. 389 (1894)

United States v. Gunnison

No. 484

Submitted December 3, 1894

Decided December 17, 1394

155 U.S. 389


G. was a shipping commissioner at Mobile from June, 1889, to February, 1890. In November, 1889, the Secretary of the Treasury notified him that his compensation would thereafter be at a sum not exceeding $100 in any one month, and that no pay additional to that compensation would be allowed him for his services. In December, 1889, January, 1890, and February, 1890, each, he rendered an account claiming $25 in each month for salary of a clerk, payment of which being refused, he brought this action. Held that he was not entitled to recover.

The appellee sued in the court below to recover certain fees and clerk hire which he claimed to be due for services rendered as shipping commissioner at the port of Mobile from June 18, 1889, to February, 1890. The claim was for $1,607 and costs. There was judgment below in his favor for $75, being $25 a month for clerk hire during the months of December, 1889, and January and February, 1890. From this judgment the United States appealed.

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