United States v. Voorhees
135 U.S. 550 (1890)

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United States v. Voorhees, 135 U.S. 550 (1890)

United States v. Voorhees

No. 282

Argued April 18, 1890

Decided May 19, 1890

135 U.S. 550

ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA

Syllabus

An extra allowance to a contractor for carrying the mails, under the provisions of Rev.Stat. § 3961, for an increase of expedition in carrying them, is not invalidated by reason of the fact that, prior to its allowance, the contractor was voluntarily carrying them over the route, with the increased expedition, and at the contract rate of pay.

United States v. Barlow,132 U. S. 271, distinguished from this case.

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