95 U.S. 760 (____)


Supreme Court of United States.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Assistant Attorney-General Smith for the United States.

Mr. John B. Sanborn and Mr. Charles King, contra.

Mr. JUSTICE SWAYNE delivered the opinion of the court.

On the 12th of April, 1869, the appellee was appointed an assistant-surgeon in the navy of the United States. On the 24th of February, 1874, he was examined for promotion to the grade of surgeon. On the following day, he was notified by the Secretary of the Navy that the report of the board of examiners was approved by the department, and that from that date he would be regarded as a passed assistant-surgeon....

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