Williams v. United States - 137 U.S. 113 (1890)
U.S. Supreme Court
Williams v. United States, 137 U.S. 113 (1890)
Williams v. United States
Argued October 31, November 3, 1890
Decided November 17, 1890
137 U.S. 113
APPEAL FROM THE COURT OF CLAIMS
The Court of Claims disallowed the claim of the administrator de bonis non of Colonel Francis Taylor, for five years' full pay to Taylor, as a colonel of infantry, under the resolution of the Continental Congress of March 22, 1783 (4 Jour.Cong. 178), holding that he was not in the military service, in the continental line, to the close of the war of the Revolution in 1783. This Court affirms the judgment.
Nor was Colonel Taylor entitled to half pay for life under the resolutions of October 3 and 21, 1780, 3 Jour.Cong. 532, 538, because he was not a "reduced" officer.
He was not entitled to recover under the provisions of the Act of Congress of July 5, 1832, 4 Stat. 563.