U.S. Supreme Court
Potts v. United States, 125 U.S. 173 (1888)
Potts v. United States
Argued February 2, 1888
Decided March 19, 1888
125 U.S. 173
A naval officer being retired on furlough pay, under Rev.Stat. § 1454, for incapacity not the result of any incident of the service, and being subsequently transferred by the President, by and with the consent of the Senate, from the furlough to the retired pay list under Rev.Stat. § 1594, is entitled thereafter, under the second clause of Rev.Stat. § 1588, when not on active duty, to one-half the sea pay provided for the grade or rank held by him at the time of his retirement.
The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.