U.S. Supreme Court
District of Columbia v. Cluss, 103 U.S. 705 (1880)
District of Columbia v. Cluss
103 U.S. 705
1. In 1870, the Board of Trustees of Colored Schools for the District of Columbia had authority to employ an architect to prepare the plans and specifications for a school house in Washington and superintend its construction, and could, as the agent of the District, bind it to pay him for his services.
2. The disallowance of his claim by the board of audit constituted by the Act of June 20, 1874, c. 337, 18 Stat., pt. 3, p. 118, does not bar his right of recovery.
3. The corporation which the Act of Feb. 21, 1871, c. 62, 16 Stat. 419, created by the name of the District of Columbia succeeded to the property and liabilities of the corporations which were thereby abolished.
The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.