U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Delaney, 164 U.S. 282 (1896)
United States v. Delaney
Submitted November 3, 1896
Decided November 30, 1896
164 U.S. 282
Doing that which it is necessary to do in order that a newly created land office may be in a proper and fit condition at the time appointed for opening it for public business is a part of the official duties of the person who is appointed its register and receiver.
The claimant having entered on the performance of such duties at a new office in Oklahoma on the 18th of July, 1890, and having been engaged in performing them in the manner described by the Court in its opinion from thence to the 1st of September following, when the office was opened for the transaction of public business, is entitled to compensation as register and receiver during that period.
The case is stated in the opinion.