No. 186.

162 U.S. 410 (1896)

16 S.Ct. 797

40 L.Ed. 1020


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 13, 1896.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Lewis Shepherd and Mr. Creed F. Bates for plaintiff in error.

Mr. Assistant Attorney General Whitney for defendants in error.

MR. JUSTICE SHIRAS delivered the opinion of the court.

Thomas M. Montgomery, the plaintiff in error, was indicted in the Circuit Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Tennessee, for the crime of embezzling and stealing, on March 8 and 9, 1890, certain letters containing money in United States currency, which had come into his possession as a railway postal clerk or route agent, on the railway mail route between Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Bristol...

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