92 U.S. 73 (____)


Supreme Court of United States.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. D.B. Meany and Mr. F. Carroll Brewster.

Mr. Assistant Attorney-General Edwin B. Smith, contra.

MR. JUSTICE STRONG delivered the opinion of the court.

We agree with the Court of Claims, that the service rendered by the plaintiff's testator was, not the apprehension of John H. Surratt, for which the War Department had offered a reward of $25,000, but giving information that conduced to the arrest. These are quite distinct things, though one may have been a consequence of the other. The proclamation of the Secretary of...

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