U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Goldback, 102 U.S. 623 (1880)
United States v. Goldback
102 U.S. 623
1 A manufacturer to whom, pursuant to sec. 3425 of the Revised Statutes, the Commissioner of Internal Revenue sells proprietary stamps on credit is not, in default of payment therefor, accountable for public money, and does not forfeit the commissions to which he is, under that section, entitled.
2. Where the manufacturer when sued paid into court the amount due upon the stamps after deducting his commissions, and it was then stipulated that the case should be submitted, the only point in issue being as to his right to them, held that the United States was not entitled to judgment for the costs which accrued after the date of such payment.
The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.