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WALLACE v. UNITED STATES.

decided: January 27, 1890.

WALLACE
v.
UNITED STATES.



APPEAL FROM THE COURT OF CLAIMS.

Author: Blatchford

[ 133 U.S. Page 180]

 MR. JUSTICE BLATCHFORD delivered the opinion of the court.

This is an appeal from a judgment of the Court of Claims, dismissing the petition, in a suit brought by Lewis Wallace against the United States. The findings of fact were as follows:

"1. The claimant was, on the 13th day of July, in the year 1882, appointed envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary

[ 133 U.S. Page 181]

     of the United States to Turkey, and held that office continuously from the time of said appointment till and including the 24th day of August, 1885. (Commission of claimant and letter of Secretary of State.)

"2. The Secretary of State, in the estimate of the appropriations for the diplomatic and consular service for the following fiscal years made the following specific estimate for the salary of the representative in Turkey as follows, to wit:

"'Turkey.

"'Ministers resident in . . . Turkey at $7500 each (for fiscal year ending June 30, 1883).

"'Envoys extraordinary and ministers plenipotentiary to . . . and to Turkey, $7500 (for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1884).

"'Envoys extraordinary and ministers plenipotentiary to . . . and to Turkey, $7500 (for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1885).

"'Envoys extraordinary and ministers plenipotentiary to Turkey, $7500; additional submitted, $2500 (for fiscal year ending June 30, 1886)."

"3. With his appointment or commission claimant also received the following notice from the Secretary of State:

"'DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

"'WASHINGTON, July ...


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