SHUEY v US (1875) 92 US


A proclamation dated 20 April 1865 had been published offering a reward of $25,000 for the apprehension of a particular criminal. On 24 November 1865, a notice revoking the offer was (p. 68) published. In 1866, the claimant discovered the criminal and informed the authorities. He was unaware that the offer of the reward had been revoked.

Held: He had not actually apprehended the criminal as required by the terms of the offer. Strong J also made the following statement on the revocation.

STRONG J: The offer of a reward for the apprehension of Surratt was revoked on the twenty-fourth day of November, 1865; and notice of the revocation was published. It is not to


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