Barton v. United States
129 U.S. 249 (1889)

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Barton v. United States, 129 U.S. 249 (1889)

Barton v. United States

No. 1184

Submitted January 2, 1889

Decided January 21, 1889

129 U.S. 249

Syllabus

The Act of March 3, 1883, c. 97, 22 Stat. 473, relating to longevity pay, deals with credit for length of service and the additional pay which arises therefrom, and not with the matter of regular salary, and it has no reference to benefits derived from promotions to different grades, but is confined to the lowest grade having graduated pay.

The Court of Claims dismissed the claimant's petition, whereupon he took this appeal. The case is stated in the opinion.

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