Gratiot v. United States
40 U.S. 336 (1841)

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Gratiot v. United States, 40 U.S. 15 Pet. 336 336 (1841)

Gratiot v. United States

40 U.S. (15 Pet.) 336

ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT

COURT OF MISSOURI

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An action was instituted in the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Missouri by the United States against

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Charles Gratiot, late Chief Engineer, to recover a sum of money alleged to have been received by him, "as Chief Engineer," to the use of the United States. The defendant pleaded nonassumpsit, and a setoff, and the jury found a verdict for the plaintiff for $31,056.93 under the charge of the court. The defendant tendered four bills of exception and prosecuted this writ of error, a judgment having been given by the court for the amount of the verdict.

The plea of setoff was as follows:

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