United States v. Johnson
173 U.S. 363 (1899)

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United States v. Johnson, 173 U.S. 363 (1899)

United States v. Johnson

No. 59

Submitted November 10, 1899

Decided February 27, 1899

173 U.S. 363

Syllabus

In proceedings taken by a district attorney of the United States, by order of the Attorney General at the request of the Secretary of War, and conducted under directions of the latter, to secure the condemnation of private lands within the limits of his district for the purpose of erecting

Page 173 U. S. 364

fortifications thereon for the use of the United States, he is performing his official duties as district attorney of the United States, and is not entitled to any extra or special compensation for them.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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