U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Page, 137 U.S. 673 (1891)
United States v. Page
Submitted January 5, 1891
Decided January 19, 1891
137 U.S. 673
APPEAL FROM THE COURT OF CLAIMS
The decision of the President confirming or disapproving the sentence of a general court-martial in time of peace extending to the loss of life or the dismission of a commissioned officer, or in time of peace or war respecting a general officer, under the provisions of the 65th Article of War, is a judicial act to be done by him personally, and is not an official act presumptively his, but it need not be attested by his sign manual in order to be effectual.
Runkle v. United States, 122 U. S. 543, distinguished from this case.
Frank A. Page filed his petition in the Court of Claims on the 31st day of August, 1887, stating: