U.S. Supreme Court
Finch v. United States, 102 U.S. 269 (1880)
Finch v. United States
102 U.S. 269
While the Act of July 28, 1868, 15 Stat. 125, was in force, A., the owner of two distilleries, applied to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue for Tice meters for them, and deposited the price with the collector of the proper district to be paid to the manufacturer. The latter delivered them and received the money. In one distillery the meters were not used, and in the other they never worked properly. A. sued the United States for the money so paid. Held that he was not entitled to recover.
The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.