United States v. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Ry. Co.
249 U.S. 451 (1919)

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United States v. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Ry. Co., 249 U.S. 451 (1919)

United States v. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company

No. 201

Argued March 11, 12, 1919

Decided April 14, 1919

249 U.S. 451

Syllabus

The Act of March 4, 1913, c. 143, 37 Stat. 791, 797, authorizing the Postmaster General to add, not exceeding 5 percent per annum, to the compensation of railroads, under certain pending contracts for transportation of mail, left the increases, within that limit, to his discretion; the plain import of the words used must control. P. 249 U. S. 454.

52 Ct.Clms. 338 reversed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

Page 249 U. S. 452

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