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resemble any part of a bank note, bank, bill of exchange, or bank post bill of the governor and company of the Bank of England or of the governor and company of the Bank of Ireland, or of any such other body corporate, company, or person as aforesaid, or shall knowingly offer, utter, dispose of, or put off, or have in his custody or possession, any paper or other material upon which there shall be an impression of any such matter 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 fourteen 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. 16, and extended to Ireland ; there was a similar clause as to the notes, &c., of the Bank of England in the 1 Geo. 4, c. 92, s. 2.

The clause is extended to common bankers.
As to hard labour, &c., see ante, p. 5.

Making or

18. Whosoever, without lawful authority or excuse having (the proof whereof shall lie on the party accused), mould for making

shall make or use any frame, mould, or instrument paper with for the manufacture of paper, with the name or firm the name of of any body corporate, company, or person carrying any banker,

on the business of bankers (other than and except or making or having the Banks of England and Ireland respectively), such paper. appearing visible in the substance of the paper, or

knowingly have in his custody or possession any such frame, mould, or instrument, or make, use, sell, expose to sale, utter, or dispose of, or knowingly have in his custody or possession, any paper in the substance of which the name or firm of

any

such body corporate, company, or person shall appear visible, or by any art or contrivance cause the name or firm of any such body corporate, company, or person to appear visible in the substance of the paper upon which the same shall be written or printed,

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 fourteen 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. 17. There were similar provisions in the 41 Geo. 3, c. 57, s. 1.

The Select Committee of the Commons struck out the words "by any art or contrivance;” but, by some accident, they were not omitted in the reprint of the bill.

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

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19. Whosoever, without lawful authority or excuse Engraving (the proof whereof shall lie on the party accused),

plates for shall engrave or in anywise make upon any plate bills or whatsoever, or upon any wood, stone, or other ma- notes, or terial, any bill of exchange, promissory note, under- using or

having such taking, or order for payment of money, or any part plates, or of any bill of exchange, promissory note, undertaking, uttering or order for payment of money, in whatsoever lan- paper on guage the same may be expressed, and whether the part of any same shall or shall not be or be intended to be under such bill seal, purporting to be the bill, note, undertaking, or or note is

printed. order, or part of the bill, note, undertaking, or order of any foreign prince or state, or of any minister or officer in the service of any foreign prince or state, or of any body corporate or body of the like nature, constituted or recognised by any foreign prince or state, or of any person or company of persons, resident in any country not under the dominion of Her Majesty, or shall use, or knowingly have in his custody or possession, any plate, stone, wood, or other material upon which any such foreign bill, note, undertaking, or order, or any part thereof, shall be engraved or made, or shall knowingly offer, utter, dispose of, or put off, or have in his custody or possession, any paper upon which any part of any

such foreign bill, note, undertaking or order shall be made or printed, 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 fourteen 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. 19. There were similar provisions in the 43 Geo. 3, c. 139, ss. 1, 2.

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

As to forging deeds, wills, bills of exchange,

&c.:Forging

20. Whosoever, with intent to defraud, shall forge deeds, or alter, or shall offer, utter, dispose of, or put off, bonds, &c. knowing the same to be forged or altered, any deed,

or any bond or writing obligatory, or any assignment at law or in equity of any such bond or writing obligatory, or shall forge any name, handwriting, or signature purporting to be the name, handwriting, or signature of a witness attesting the execution of any deed, bond, or writing obligatory, or shall offer, utter, dispose of, or put off any deed, bond, or writing obligatory having thereon any such forged name, handwriting, or signature, knowing the same to be forged, 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.—The first part of this clause is taken from the 1 Will. 4, c. 66, s. 10, and is similar to the 3 Geo. 2, c. 4, s. 1 (I.), and 17 Geo. 2, c. 11, s. 1 (I.).

The second part of the section is new, and

creates the following offences: 1. forging or
uttering, knowing it to be forged, any assign-
ment of any bond; 2. forging the name or
signature of a witness attesting the execution
of any deed or bond; 3. uttering any deed or
bond, having on it any such forged name or
signature, knowing it to be forged.

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

21. Whosoever, with intent to defraud, shall forge Forging or alter, or shall offer, utter, dispose of, or put off, wills. knowing the same to be forged or altered, any will, testament, codicil, or testamentary instrument, 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 provisions in the 3 Geo. 2, c. 4, s. 1 (I.), and 17 Geo. 2, c. 11, s. 1 (I.).

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

22. Whosoever shall forge or alter, or shall offer, Forging utter, dispose of, or put off, knowing the same to bills of exbe forged or altered, any bill of exchange, or any promissory acceptance, indorsement, or assignment of any bill notes. of exchange, or any promissory note for the payment of money, or any indorsement or assignment of any such promissory note, 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 provisions in the 3 Geo, 2, c. 4, s. 1 (I.), and 17 Geo. 2, c. 11, s. 1 (I.).

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

Forging 23. Whosoever shall forge or alter, or shall offer, orders, re- utter, dispose of, or put off, knowing the same to be ceipts, &c., forged or altered, any undertaking, warrant, order, goods, &c. authority, or request for the payment of money, or

for the delivery or transfer of any goods or chattels, or of any note, bill, or other security for the payment of money, or for procuring or giving credit, or any indorsement on or assignment of any such undertakiny, warrant, order, authority, or request, or any accountable receipt, acquittance, or receipt for money or for goods, or for any note, bill, or other security for the payment of money, or any indorsement on or assignment of any such accountable receipt, with intent, in any of the cases aforesaid, 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, ss. 3 & 10. There were somewhat similar clauses in the 3 Geo. 2, c. 4, s. 1. (I.); 17 Geo. 2, c. 11, s. 1 (I.); 13 & 14 Geo. 3, c. 14, s. 1 (I.) ; 25 Geo. 3, c. 37, s. 1 (I.); and 39 Geo. 3, c. 63, s. 1 (I.)

This clause is pew as far as it relates to any authority or request for the payment of money, or to any authority for the delivery or transfer of any goods, &c., or to any indorsement on or assignment of any such undertaking, warrant, order, authority, request, or accountable receipt as is mentioned in the clause. Rex v. Arscott, 6 C. & P. 408, is therefore no authority on this clause.

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