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dend warrants.

Clerks of 6. Whosoever, being a clerk, officer, or servant of, the bank

or other person employed or intrusted by, the making out false divi governor and company of the Bank of England or

the governor and company of the Bank of Ireland, shall knowingly make out or deliver any dividend warrant, or warrant for payment of any annuity, interest, or money payable at the Bank of England or Ireland, for a greater or less amount than the person on whose behalf such warrant shall be made out is entitled to, with intent to defraud, shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the discretion of the Court, to be kept in penal servitude for any term not exceeding seven years and not less than three years,—or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years, with or without hard labour, and with or without solitary confinement.

Note.-This clause is taken from the 1 Will. 4, c. 66, s. 9, except the words, “warrant for payment of any annuity, interest, or money," which are taken from the similar clause in the 37 Geo. 3, c. 54, s. 17 (I.), relating to the Bank of Ireland.

As to hard labour, &c., see ante, p. 5.

bond.

As to forging India bonds :Forging an 7. Whosoever shall forge or alter, or shall offer, East India utter, dispose of, or put off, knowing the same to be

forged or altered, any bond commonly called an East India bond, or any bond, debenture, or security issued or made under the authority of any Act passed or to be passed relating to the East Indies, or any indorsement on or assignment of any such bond, debenture, or security, with intent to defraud, shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the discretion of the Court, to be kept in penal servitude for life or for any term not less than three years,-or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years, with or without hard labour, and with or without solitary confinement.

Note. This clause is new in Ireland, and is taken from part of the 1 Will. 4, c. 66, s. 3, with the addition of the words in italics, which are introduced to include bonds, debentures, and securities issued or made under any recent or future Act relating to the East Indies. See the 21 & 22 Vict. c. 3, s. 10; 21 & 22 Vict. c. 106, s. 50; 22 & 23 Vict. c. 11, s. 10; 22 & 23 Vict. c. 39, s. 13; and 23 & 24 Vict. c. 130, s. 13.

As to hard labour, &c., see ante, p. 5.

As to forging Exchequer bills, &c. :8. Whosoever shall forge or alter, or shall offer, Forging utter, dispose of, or put off, knowing the same to be Exchequer forged or altered, any Exchequer bill or Exchequer bonds, and bond or Exchequer debenture, or any indorsement debentures, on or assignment of any Exchequer bill or Exchequer &c. bond or Exchequer debenture, or any receipt or certificate for interest accruing thereon, with intent to defraud, shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the discretion of the Court, to be kept in penal servitude for life or for any term not less than three years,—or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years, with or without hard labour, and with or without solitary confinement.

Note.—This clause is taken from part of the 1 Will. 4, c. 66, s. 3, and 16 & 17 Vict. c. 23, S. 41. There was a similar clause in the 48 Geo.

1, s. 9 (I.), as to the forgery of Exchequer bills in Ireland.

As to hard labour, &c., see ante, p. 5.

3, c.

9. Whosoever, without lawful authority or excuse Making (the proof whereof shall lie on the party accused), plates, &c., shall make or cause or procure to be made, or shall in imitaaid or assist in making, or shall knowingly have in those used his custody or possession, any frame, mould, or for Excheinstrument having therein any words, letters, figures, quer bills, marks, lines, or devices peculiar to and appearing in

&c.

the substance of any paper provided or to be provided or used for Exchequer bills or Exchequer bonds or Exchequer debentures, or any machinery for working any threads into the substance of any paper, or any such thread, and intended to imitate such words, letters, figures, marks, lines, threads, or devices, or any plate peculiarly employed for printing such Exchequer bills, bonds, or debentures, or any die or seal peculiarly used for preparing any such plate, or for sealing such Exchequer bills, bonds, or debentures, or any plate, die, or seal intended to imitate any such plate, die, or seal as aforesaid, shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the discretion of the Court, to be kept in penal servitude for any term not exceeding seven years, and not less than three years,—or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years, with or without hard labour, and with or without solitary confinement,

Note. This clause is framed on the 5 & 6 Vict. c. 66, s. 9, and 16 & 17 Vict. c. 132, s. 10, which extended to Ireland.

The words “frame," "mould," "Exchequer debentures," and "seal," are new.

As to hard labour, &c., see ante, p. 5.

paper in

&c.

Making

10. Whosoever, without lawful authority or excuse

(the proof whereof shall lie on the party accused), imitation of that used

shall make, or cause or procure to be made, or aid or for Exche- assist in making, any paper in the substance of which quer bills, shall appear any words, letters, figures, marks, lines,

threads, or other devices peculiar to and appearing in the substance of any paper provided or to be provided or used for such Exchequer bills, bonds, or debentures, or any part of such words, letters, figures, marks, lines, threads, or other devices, and intended to imitate the same, or shall knowingly have in his custody or possession any paper whatsoever, in the substance whereof shall appear any such words, letters, figures, marks, lines, threads, or devices as aforesaid, or any parts of such words, letters, figures,

marks, lines, threads, or other devices, and intended to imitate the same, or shall cause or assist in causing any such words, letters, figures, marks, lines, threads, or devices as aforesaid, or any part of such words, letters, figures, marks, lines, threads, or other devices, and intended to imitate the same, to appear in the substance of any paper whatever, or shall take or assist in taking any impression of any such plate, die, or seal as in the last preceding section mentioned, shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the discretion of the Court, to be kept in penal servitude for any term not exceeding seven years and not less than three years, :-or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years, with or without hard labour, and with or without solitary confinement.

Note. This clause is framed on the 5 & 6
Vict. c. 66, s. 9, and 16 & 17 Vict. c. 132, s. 10,
which extended to Ireland.

The words “debentures” and “seal" are new.
As to hard labour, &c., see ante, p. 5.

11. Whosoever, without lawful authority or excuse Having in (the proof whereof shall lie on the party accused),

possession

paper, shall purchase or receive, or knowingly have in his

plates, or custody or possession, any paper manufactured and dies, to be provided by or under the directions of the Commis- used for

Exchequer sioners of Inland Revenue or Commissioners of Her

bills, &c. Majesty's Treasury, for the purpose of being used as Exchequer bills or Exchequer bonds or Exchequer debentures, before such paper shall have been duly stamped, signed, and issued for public use, or any such plate, die, or seal as in the last two preceding sections mentioned, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the discretion of the Court, to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding three years, with or without hard labour.

Note: This clause is framed on the 5 & 6

Vict. c. 66, s. 10, and the 16 & 17 Vict. c. 132, s. 11, which extended to Ireland.

The words “Exchequer debentures” and " seal

As to hard labour, &c., see ante, p. 5.

are new.

As to forging bank notes :Forging a 12. Whosoever shall forge, or alter, or shall offer, bank note, utter, dispose of, or put off, knowing the same to be

forged or altered, any note or bill of exchange of the governor and company of the Bank of England or of the governor and company of the Bank of Ireland, or of any other body corporate, company, or person carrying on the business of bankers, commonly called a bank note, a bank bill of exchange, or a bank post bill, or any indorsement on or assignment of any bank note, bank bill of exchange, or bank post bill

, with intent to defraud, shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the discretion of the Court, to be kept in penal servitude for life or for any term not less than three years,or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years, with or without hard labour, and with or without solitary confinement.

Note.-This clause is taken from the 1 Will. 4, c. 66, s. 3. There were similar clauses in the 21 & 22 Geo. 3, c. 16, s. 15 (I.), 38 Geo. 3, c. 53, s. 2 (I.), and 9 Geo. 3, c. 63, s. 2 (I.), relating to the forgery in Ireland of bank notes of the Banks of England and Ireland.

The words in italics are new, and although most of the notes of common bankers fell within the former enactments relating to the forgery of promissory notes, yet the new words will include cases that were not formerly provided for. Thus a note of a country bank promising “to pay the bearer one guinea on demand in cash or Bank of England note," was held not to be a promissory note for the payment of money within the 2 Geo. 2, c. 25. Wilcock's case, 2 Russ. C. & M. 498. But such

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