Parker v. United States
26 U.S. 293 (1828)

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Parker v. United States, 26 U.S. 1 Pet. 293 293 (1828)

Parker v. United States

26 U.S. (1 Pet.) 293

ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE COUNTY

OF WASHINGTON IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Syllabus

The Adjutant and Inspector General of the Army of the United States was not entitled to double rations from 39 September, 1818, to 31 May, 1821.

The President of the United States has a discretionary power to allow such additional number of rations to officers commanding at separate posts as he may think just, having respect to the special circumstances of each post. The law granting this authority is not imperative, and in the exercise of his discretion, the President may allow or refuse to allow additional rations as in his opinion he may deem proper.

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