B-123928, MAR. 19, 1956

B-123928: Mar 19, 1956

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TO THE TEXAS AND NEW ORLEANS RAILROAD COMPANY: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF MARY 5. SUBMITTING AN OFFER TO ACCEPT THE SUM OF $80.26 IN FULL SETTLEMENT OF YOUR CLAIM FOR $160.52 WHICH WAS DEDUCTED FROM AN AMOUNT OTHERWISE PAYABLE TO YOU ON ACCOUNT OF A SHORTAGE IN SHIPMENT UNDER GOVERNMENT BILL OF LADING NO. FOR WHICH YOU WERE THE DELIVERING CARRIER. THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE IS WITHOUT AUTHORITY TO ACCEPT YOUR OFFER IN COMPROMISE. THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY IS VESTED WITH SUCH AUTHORITY. BY LETTER OF TODAY THE MATTER IS BEING SUBMITTED TO THAT OFFICIAL FOR CONSIDERATION.

B-123928, MAR. 19, 1956

TO THE TEXAS AND NEW ORLEANS RAILROAD COMPANY:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF MARY 5, 1954, YOUR FILE NO. 635178-7, SUBMITTING AN OFFER TO ACCEPT THE SUM OF $80.26 IN FULL SETTLEMENT OF YOUR CLAIM FOR $160.52 WHICH WAS DEDUCTED FROM AN AMOUNT OTHERWISE PAYABLE TO YOU ON ACCOUNT OF A SHORTAGE IN SHIPMENT UNDER GOVERNMENT BILL OF LADING NO. WV-7337380, ISSUED OCTOBER 16, 1946, BY THE TRANSPORTATION OFFICER, RICHMOND GENERAL DEPOT, U.S. ARMY, TO COVER A SHIPMENT OF TWO BALES OF JACKETS AND FOUR BALES OF OVERCOATS FROM THE RICHMOND GENERAL DEPOT, BELLBLUFF, VIRGINIA, TO FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS, VIA THE ATLANTIC COAST LINE, FOR WHICH YOU WERE THE DELIVERING CARRIER.

THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE IS WITHOUT AUTHORITY TO ACCEPT YOUR OFFER IN COMPROMISE; HOWEVER, THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY IS VESTED WITH SUCH AUTHORITY, AND BY LETTER OF TODAY THE MATTER IS BEING SUBMITTED TO THAT OFFICIAL FOR CONSIDERATION.