United States v. Price,
116 U.S. 43 (1885)

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United States v. Price, 116 U.S. 43 (1885)

United States v. Price

Submitted November 23, 1885

Decided December 14, 1885

116 U.S. 43


When an act of Congress directs the Secretary of the Treasury to pay a specified sum to a person named for a specific purpose, no discretion is vested in the Secretary or in any court to inquire whether the person named is entitled to receive that sum for that object. United States v. Jordan, 113 U. S. 418, affirmed.

The facts which make the case are stated in the opinion of the Court.

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