United States v. Allison
APPEAL from the Court of Claims.
This was a suit brought by Allison, an employ e in the government printing-office, for additional compensation under the joint resolution of Congress approved Feb. 28, 1867 (14 Stat. 569).
The court below found, as a matter of fact, that the claimant was, on the day of the passage of the joint resolution, employed in that office, being paid by the day; and, as a matter of law, that the employees in the government printing-office, on the 28th of February, 1867, were employees in a bureau or division of the Department of the Interior, within the meaning of the joint resolution, and accordingly rendered judgment in favor of the claimant.
From this judgment the United States appealed to this court.
Mr. Solicitor-General Phillips for the appellant.
Mr. James A. Garfield and Mr. Joseph Daniels, contra.
MR. CHIEF JUSTICE WAITE delivered the opinion of the court.