Bradley County, Tennessee

Court Findings


Senate

59th Congress,
1st Session

Document No. 73

Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South of Cleveland, Tennessee

Letter from the assistant clerk of the court of claims transmitting a copy of the findings of the court in the case of the trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, of Cleveland, Tenn., against the United States.

December 13, 1905. Referred to the Committee on claims and ordered to be printed.

 

Court of Claims, Clerk's Office,
Washington, December 12, 1905.

Sir: Pursuant to the order of the court, I transmit herewith a certified copy of the findings of fact filed by the court in the aforesaid cause, which case was referred to this court by the resolution of the United States Senate, under the act of March 3, 1887, known as the Tucker Act.
I am, very respectfully, yours,
John Randolph,
Assistant Clerk Court of Claims.

Hon. Charles W. Fairbanks,
President of the Senate.

 

 

{Court of Claims. Congressional case No. 11721. Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, of Cleveland, Tenn., v. The United States.}

Statement of Case.

" A Bill for the relief of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, of Cleveland, Tennessee."

"Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated, to the Methodist Episcopal Church South, of Cleveland, Tennessee, the sum of six thousand dollars, in full compensation for the use, occupation, and destruction of property by the Federal forces during the late civil war."

On April 27, 1904, said bill, with accompanying papers, was referred to this court by resolution of the United States Senate for findings of fact, in accordance with the provisions of section 14 of the act approved March 3, 1887, and commonly known as the Tucker Act.

transcribed by Pam Rathbone

 

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