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" In the construction of a doubtful and ambiguous law, the contemporaneous construction of those who were called upon to act under the law, and were appointed to carry its provisions into effect, is entitled to very great respect. "
Decisions of the First Comptroller in the Dept. of the Treasury - Page 204
by United States. Comptroller of the Treasury - 1895
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the ..., Volume 25

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1904
...was intended by law to be reserved from the satisfaction of the claims of the officers and soldiers. In the construction of a doubtful and ambiguous law,...provisions into effect, is entitled to very great respect.1 The law was not only thus construed by the commissioners, but that construction seerns to...
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Reports of Decisions in the Supreme Court of the United States ..., Volume 7

United States. Supreme Court, Benjamin Robbins Curtis - Law reports, digests, etc - 1864
...and ambiguous law, the contemporaneous construction of those who were called upon to act under ihe law, and were appointed to carry its provisions into effect, is entitled to very great respect. The law was not only thus construed by the commissioners, but that construction seems to have received,...
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Cases Decided in the Court of Claims of the United States, Volume 53

United States. Court of Claims - 1919
...construction of the act of 1873 is controlling. It was stated in the Chicago <• Alton case, p. 492, that in the construction of a doubtful and ambiguous...to carry its provisions into effect is entitled to great respect, and ought not to be overruled without cogent reasons and may be accepted as determining...
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The Federal Reporter: Cases Argued and Determined in the ..., Volumes 105-106

Law reports, digests, etc - 1901
...the supreme court said: "In the construction of a doubtful nnd ambiguous law, the eonternpor.ineous construction of those who were called upon to act...provisions into effect, is entitled to very great respect." The bond being approved and the patents issued, the state received taxes on the lands from the patentee...
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The Federal Reporter: Cases Argued and Determined in the ..., Volumes 87-88

Law reports, digests, etc - 1898
...court said: "In tlio construe!, on of a doubtful and ambiguous law, the contemporaneous const ruction of those who were called upon to act under the law,...provisions into effect, Is entitled to very great respect." The uniform construction of the treasury department seems to us reasonable, and equitable to the importer...
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Wisconsin Reports: Cases Determined in the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, Volume 54

Wisconsin. Supreme Court, Abram Daniel Smith, Philip Loring Spooner, Obadiah Milton Conover, Frederic King Conover, Frederick William Arthur, Frederick C. Seibold - Law reports, digests, etc - 1882
...the construction of a doubtful and ambiguous law, the contemporaneous construction of those who are called upon to act under the law, and were appointed...provisions into effect, is entitled to very great respect." In Packard v. Richardson the court uses the following language: " A contemporaneous is generally the...
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volume 113

United States. Supreme Court, John Chandler Bancroft Davis, Henry Putzel, Henry C. Lind, Frank D. Wagner - Law reports, digests, etc - 1885
...case of doubt ought to turn the scale. In Edwards v. Darby, 12 Wheat. 206, it was said by this court that " in the construction of a doubtful and ambiguous...to carry its provisions into effect, is entitled to great respect." This case is cited upon this point with approval in Atkins v. Disintegrating Co., 1...
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Cases Decided in the Court of Claims of the United States at the ... with ...

United States. Court of Claims - Law reports, digests, etc - 1885
...v. Darby (12 Wheat., 210) the Supreme Court says : " In the construction of a doubtful and ambignous law, the contemporaneous construction of those who...provisions into effect is entitled to very great respect." In United States v. Moore (95 USR, 763) the opinion in Edwards's Lessee is cited with approval, and...
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Federal Decisions: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme ..., Volume 7

Law reports, digests, etc - 1885
...the contemporaneous construction placed upon the law by those who were called upon to act under it, and were appointed to carry its provisions into effect, is entitled to great respect. Edwards v. Darby, 13 Wheat., 206. g 2882. The contemporaneous construction of a statute,...
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United States Reports: ... and Rules Announced at ...

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1887
...judicial, executive, and administrative. In ffltnarcb? Lessee v. Dariy, 12 Wheat. 20G, 210, it was said : " In the construction of a doubtful and ambiguous law,...provisions into effect, is entitled to very great respect." To the same effect are United States v. Dickzon, 15 Pet. 141, 14.">; United States v. Gilmore, 8 Wall....
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