Dunwoody v. United States - 143 U.S. 578 (1892)
U.S. Supreme Court
Dunwoody v. United States, 143 U.S. 578 (1892)
Dunwoody v. United States
Argued January 14-15, 1892
Decided January 28, 1892
143 U.S. 578
APPEAL FROM THE COURT OF CLAIMS
The National Board of Health had no authority to incur any liability upon the part of the government for salaries or other expenses in excess of the amounts appropriated by Congress for such purposes, and the plaintiff in error did not perform services as a member of that board, or as its chief clerk, or its Secretary, or as a disbursing agent of the Treasury Department under any implied contract that he should be compensated otherwise than out of the moneys specifically appropriated to meet the expenses incurred by the board in the performance of the duties imposed upon it.
United States v. Langston, 118 U. S. 389, distinguished from this case.
The Court stated the case as follows: