United States v. Galveston, H. & S.A. Ry. Co.
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279 U.S. 401 (1929)
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U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Galveston, H. & S.A. Ry. Co., 279 U.S. 401 (1929)
United States v. Galveston, Harrisburg
& San Antonio Railway Company
Argued April 10, 1929
Decided May 13, 1929
279 U.S. 401
1. The obligation of railroads, under the land grant acts, to transport property of the United States at less than commercial rates is to
be fairly and sensibly read according to the words employed and, not expanded or restricted by construction. P. 279 U. S. 404.
2. Authorized mounts furnished by army officers and transported at the expense of the United States are not property of the United States within the meaning of the land grant act. P. 279 U. S. 405.
66 Ct.Cls. 739 affirmed.
Certiorari 278 U.S. 593, to review a judgment of the Court of Claims allowing a claim for railroad transportation.