United States v. Tingey

United States v. Tingey, 30 U.S. (5 Pet.) 115 (1831), was an early United States Supreme Court case held on appeal from the circuit court of the United States for the District of Columbia, which recognised that the United States Government has a right to enter into a contract without relying on any specific legal mandate for authorisation.[1]

United States v. Tingey
Full case nameThe United States v. Thomas Tingey
Citations30 U.S. 115 (more)
5 Pet. 115; 8 L. Ed. 66; 1831 U.S. LEXIS 341

The case involved Commodore Thomas Tingey who, with others, had acted as surety for a bond executed on 1 May 1812 by Lewis Deblois, a naval purser.[1]

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  1. ^ a b United States v. Tingey, 30 U.S. (5 Pet.) 115 (1831)

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