United States v. Galveston, H. & S.A. Ry. Co.
279 U.S. 401 (1929)

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U.S. Supreme Court

United States v. Galveston, H. & S.A. Ry. Co., 279 U.S. 401 (1929)

United States v. Galveston, Harrisburg

& San Antonio Railway Company

No. 440

Argued April 10, 1929

Decided May 13, 1929

279 U.S. 401

Syllabus

1. The obligation of railroads, under the land grant acts, to transport property of the United States at less than commercial rates is to

Page 279 U. S. 402

be fairly and sensibly read according to the words employed and, not expanded or restricted by construction. P. 279 U. S. 404.

2. Authorized mounts furnished by army officers and transported at the expense of the United States are not property of the United States within the meaning of the land grant act. P. 279 U. S. 405.

66 Ct.Cls. 739 affirmed.

Certiorari 278 U.S. 593, to review a judgment of the Court of Claims allowing a claim for railroad transportation.

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