United States v. Watson
130 U.S. 80 (1889)

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U.S. Supreme Court

United States v. Watson, 130 U.S. 80 (1889)

United States v. Watson

No. 369

Submitted January 4, 1889

Decided March 11, 1889

130 U.S. 80

APPEAL FROM THE COURT OF CLAIMS

Syllabus

The time of the service of a cadet in the Military Academy at West Point is to be regarded as a part of the time he served in the army within the meaning of the Act of July 5, 1838, 5 Stat. 256, and should be counted in computing his longevity pay, and in an action to recover that pay, he is entitled to judgment for so much of the amount thereon thus computed as is not barred by the statute of limitations.

The case is stated in the opinion.

MR. JUSTICE LAMAR delivered the opinion of the Court.

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