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Attorney General. Expenses incurred in Rhode Island v. Massachusetts, 1841
Senate No. 1 On January 8, 1840, the Attorney General of Massachusetts left Boston for Washington, D.C. to represent the state in the case brought
by Rhode Island before the United States Supreme Court. He had $250 in expense money with him for a three week stay. However, Rhode Island did not
appear until February and the court did not render its opinion until much later, so the Attorney General was away for eighty-two days. As a point of
reference, a member of Congress would receive $714 expenses for a like period. The Committee on Accounts decided that $742 would be fair compensation
for this officer and, on July 3, 1840, directed the Governor to draw a warrant for that amount. On January 9, 1841, the Treasurer declined to pay
the bill because he could not find a record of an appropriation for the amount. On January 12, 1841, the entire case came back to the Legislature.
(Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Library of Congress).
Title:   In the suit of the State of Rhode Island against this Commonwealth, pending in the Supreme Court of the United States ... .
OCLC Number:   1415632748
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