Dunwoody v. United States
143 U.S. 578 (1892)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Dunwoody v. United States, 143 U.S. 578 (1892)

Dunwoody v. United States

No. 156

Argued January 14-15, 1892

Decided January 28, 1892

143 U.S. 578

APPEAL FROM THE COURT OF CLAIMS

Syllabus

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.

Page 143 U. S. 579

The Court stated the case as follows:

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