Tillson v. United States,
129 U.S. 101 (1889)

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Tillson v. United States, 129 U.S. 101 (1889)

Tillson v. United States

No. 227

Submitted December 19, 1888

Decided January 14, 1889

129 U.S. 101


In a contract by which the owner of a quarry on an island on the coast agrees to furnish and deliver at a public building in the interior the granite required for its construction at specified prices by the cubic foot, and to furnish all the labor, tools and materials necessary to cut, dress and box the granite at the quarry, the United States, under a stipulation to pay "the full cost of the said labor, tools and materials, and insurance on the same," are not bound to pay anything for insurance unless effected by the other party; nor are they, under a stipulation to

Page 129 U. S. 102

"assume the risk of damage to cutting on said stone while being transported to the site of said building," bound to pay any part of the expense of raising granite sunk by a peril of the sea with its cutting uninjured.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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