George L. Gordon (S. 1076)

Omnibus Veto 141

an examination for permanent appointment, one failed to get on the list and one was so low down that he could not be reached. They were still continued, however, no appointments being made from the list that was formed; and a month ago the special title now given was created for them—under circumstances that are about to be questioned in the courts. If these men, or in fact any others who are the proposed beneficiaries of these claim bills, have performed actual services for which they have not been paid, the new civil service law contains a special provision giving them the right to recover the amounts claimed from the officers who were responsible for their selection.

Theodore Roosevelt


State of New York
Executive Chamber
Albany, May 5, 1900

Memorandum filed with Senate bill No. 1076, introduced by Senator Thornton, entitled “An Act to confer jurisdiction upon the court of claims to hear, audit and determine the alleged claim of George L. Gordon against the State for damages alleged to have been sustained by him and to render judgment therefor”—Not approved

This bill is not approved by the Attorney General.

Theodore Roosevelt

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