U.S. Supreme Court
Ex Parte Virginia, 111 U.S. 43 (1884)
Ex Parte Virginia
Argued March 3, 1884
Decided March 17, 1884
111 U.S. 43
The Secretary of the Treasury is not authorized to use the revenues of the United States accrued since January 1, 1839, in order to deposit with the states the fourth installment of surplus revenue according to the provisions of the Act of June 23, 1836, 5 Stat. 55.
This was a petition on the part of the Virginia for a writ of mandamus upon the Secretary of the Treasury to compel him to pay to the state from the present surplus revenues of the Treasury the fourth installment of surplus revenue directed by the Act of June 23d 1836, 5 Stat. 55, to be deposited with the states.