United States v. Thayer - 209 U.S. 39 (1908)
U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Thayer, 209 U.S. 39 (1908)
United States v. Thayer
Argued February 25, 1908
Decided March 9, 1908
209 U.S. 39
A man may sometimes be punished in person where he has brought consequences to pass, although he was not there in person. In re Palliser, 136 U. S. 257.
A solicitation of funds for campaign purposes made by letter in violation of § 12 of the Civil Service Act of January 16, 1883, c. 27, 22 Stat. 403, is not complete until the letter is delivered to the person from whom the contribution is solicited, and if the letter is received by one within a building or room described in § 12 of the act, the solicitation is in that place and the sender of the letter commits the prohibited offense in the prohibited place.
154 F. 508, reversed.
The facts are stated in the opinion.