CLARK v. UNITED STATES


95 U.S. 539 (____)

CLARK v. UNITED STATES.

Supreme Court of United States.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Enoch Totten for the appellant.

The Solicitor-General, contra.


MR. JUSTICE BRADLEY delivered the opinion of the court.

The first objection made to the claim is, that the contract was not in writing, as required by the act of June 2, 1862, entitled "An Act to prevent and punish fraud on the part of officers intrusted with the making of contracts for the government." 12 Stat. 411. This act provides: —

"SECT. 1. That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of War, of the Secretary...

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