U.S. Supreme Court
Mitchell v. United States, 96 U.S. 162 (1877)
Mitchell v. United States
96 U.S. 162
Where the United States chartered a vessel for a "voyage or voyages," at a stipulated price per diem for every day when so employed, held that the contract only embraced the employment of the vessel when on such voyage or voyages, and did not extend to demurrage.
The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.