U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Driscoll, 96 U.S. 421 (1877)
United States v. Driscoll
96 U.S. 421
A. contracted to cut, furnish, and deliver in Washington City, at specified rates, granite to the United States at such times as it might require and to furnish such number of men as it might deem necessary to the proper prosecution of the work. The full cost of their labor, increased by fifteen percent, as also to be paid to him by the United States. For every day that he was in default he was to forfeit and pay $100. Held that there was no privity between they United States and the men employed by him in the execution of his contract.
The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.
The court below rendered judgment pro forma for the claimant. chanrobles.com-red