Steamship Company v. United StatesAnnotate this Case
103 U.S. 721 (1880)
U.S. Supreme Court
Steamship Company v. United States, 103 U.S. 721 (1880)
Steamship Company v. United States
103 U.S. 721
The contracts entered into by the United States and the Pacific Mail Steamship Company for carrying the mails by the latter between San Francisco and certain Asiatic ports, considered.
1. That the company has no claim to compensation other than sea postage for carrying them in vessels which had not been accepted by the Postmaster General.
2. That it is entitled to recover, under the contract of Aug. 23, 1873, for services performed, pursuant to its terms, in vessels which he had, under the contract of Oct. 16, 1866, accepted.
3. That the annulment of the contract by the Act of March 3, 1875, c. 128, does not affect the company's claim for such services on a voyage commenced before that date.
The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.
Official Supreme Court caselaw is only found in the print version of the United States Reports. Justia caselaw is provided for general informational purposes only, and may not reflect current legal developments, verdicts or settlements. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or information linked to from this site. Please check official sources.