No. 619.

165 U.S. 340 (1897)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided February 15, 1897.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Assistant Attorney General Dodge and Mr. Special Assistant Attorney Howard for appellant.

Mr. Edwin Forrest for appellee.

MR. JUSTICE PECKHAM delivered the opinion of the court.

This is another of the same character of actions as those above disposed of. Hall was one of the contractors for doing work of the same nature, and filed his petition under the act of 1880 in December of that year. In that petition he alleged that he had done certain work and that he was paid for his work, under his contract, by certain certificates which were worth only fifty per cent of their face value, and...

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