U.S. Supreme Court
Barton v. United States, 129 U.S. 249 (1889)
Barton v. United States
Submitted January 2, 1889
Decided January 21, 1889
129 U.S. 249
The Act of March 3, 1883, c. 97, 22 Stat. 473, relating to longevity pay, deals with credit for length of service and the additional pay which arises therefrom, and not with the matter of regular salary, and it has no reference to benefits derived from promotions to different grades, but is confined to the lowest grade having graduated pay.
The Court of Claims dismissed the claimant's petition, whereupon he took this appeal. The case is stated in the opinion.