United States v. Murray,
100 U.S. 536 (1879)

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United States v. Murray, 100 U.S. 536 (1879)

United States v. Murray

100 U.S. 536


1. Owing to the partial exhaustion of the appropriation, A., a clerk in the Treasury Department, was granted leave of absence without pay for five months from Feb. 1, 1874. He performed no service thereafter. His name was continued on the rolls to allow his transfer to some other bureau, should an opportunity offer. He was, June 30, informed in writing by the Secretary of the Treasury that his services had terminated January 31. Held that he has no claim against the United States after the last-mentioned date.

2. The joint resolution approved June 23, 1874, 18 Stat., part 3, p. 289, providing for two months' pay to clerks and employee of the executive departments at Washington, applied to such only as should be discharged at the close of the fiscal year by reason of the reductions made necessary by the legislation of that session of Congress.

The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.

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