Railroad Company v. United States
103 U.S. 703 (1880)

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Railroad Company v. United States, 103 U.S. 703 (1880)

Railroad Company v. United States

103 U.S. 703

Syllabus

A., a railroad company, in the execution of its contract with the government, carried the mails from P. to F., the route being partly over its own road and partly over a portion of the road of company B., which also had a contract for carrying the mails over its entire line. After the passage of the Act of March 3, 1873, c. 231, the Post Office Department made frequent adjustments of the amount due to the respective companies, which was from time to time received without protest or objection. B. having received the amount due for conveying all the mails over its road, although over a part of it a portion of them had been carried by A. under its contract, the latter brought suit against the United States to recover compensation for the portion so carried. Held, that A.'s acquiescence in the adjustments precluded the maintenance of the suit.

The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.

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