United States v. McDonald, 128 U.S. 471 (1888)
U.S. Supreme CourtUnited States v. McDonald, 128 U.S. 471 (1888)
United States v. McDonald
Submitted November 5, 1888
Decided November 26, 1888
128 U.S. 471
The claim of a navy officer for his expenses when traveling under orders rests not upon contract with the government, but upon acts of Congress, and when part of such a journey is performed when one statute is in
force and the remainder after another statute takes effect providing a different rate of compensation, the compensation for each part is to be at the rate provided by the statute in force when the traveling was done.
The case is stated in the opinion.