Perrin v. United States - 79 U.S. 315 (1870)
U.S. Supreme Court
Perrin v. United States, 79 U.S. 12 Wall. 315 315 (1870)
Perrin v. United States
79 U.S. (12 Wall.) 315
A claim for property accidentally destroyed in the bombardment and burning of a town by the naval forces of the United States is not of itself within the jurisdiction of the Court of Claims.
Appeal from the Court of Claims dismissing a petition before it as not
"founded upon any law of Congress, or upon any regulation of an executive department, or upon
any contract, express or implied, with the government of the United States,"
confessedly the only cases in which the court, by the statutes creating it, has jurisdiction.