United States v. Thayer
209 U.S. 39 (1908)

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United States v. Thayer, 209 U.S. 39 (1908)

United States v. Thayer

No. 390

Argued February 25, 1908

Decided March 9, 1908

209 U.S. 39

Syllabus

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.

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