O'Pry v. United States - 249 U.S. 323 (1919)


U.S. Supreme Court

O'Pry v. United States, 249 U.S. 323 (1919)

O'Pry v. United States

No. 216

Argued March 12, 1919

Decided March 31, 1919

249 U.S. 323

Syllabus

The Act of July 2, 1864, c. 225, 13 Stat. 375, § 8, providing for the purchase for the United States at designated places of the products of states declared in insurrection at not exceeding three-fourths their New York market value, was strictly in addition, as its title declared, to the Abandoned Property Act of 1863, and not an amendment of that act in the sense of § 162 of the Judicial Code, which gives jurisdiction to the Court of Claims over claims for property taken under the latter act and amendments and sold. P. 249 U. S. 328.

The words "addition" and "amendment," as applied to statutes, may or may not have the same meaning, according to the purpose. P. 249 U. S. 330.

51 Ct.Clms. 111 affirmed.

Page 249 U. S. 324

The case is stated in the opinion.



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