U.S. Supreme Court
Coudert v. United States, 175 U.S. 178 (1899)
Coudert v. United States
Argued October 10, 1899
Decided November 20, 1899
175 U.S. 178
Money derived from the sale of a vessel captured in 1863 as a blockade runner, which, pending proceedings in court for condemnation and forfeiture, was deposited by the marshal to await the further order of the court in a national bank which was a special or designated depositary of public moneys, and which deposit was in part lost by reason of the failure of the bank, is not public money of the United States which may be recovered from it under the Act of March 3, 1887, c. 359, 24 Stat. 505, generally known as the Tucker Act.
The statement of the case will be found in the opinion.