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TETErsed contents of a promissory note or bill of exchange, or of any part of a promissory note or bill of exchange, or shall contain any word or words, figure or figures, character or characters, pattern or patterns, which shall be intended to resemble the whole or any part of the matter or ornaments of any bank note of the description aforesaid, or shall contain any word, number, figure, or character, in white on a black, sable, or dark ground, either with or without white or other lines therein, which shall be intended to resemble the numerical sum or amount in the margin, or any other part of any bank note of the said governor and company, without an authority in writing for that purpose from the said

governor and company, to be produced and or using such proved by the party accused; or if any person plate;

or persons shall, from and after the passing of this act (without such authority as aforesaid,) use any such plate, wood, or other material so engraved, cut, etched, scraped, or by any other art, means, or contrivance made, or shall use any other instrument or contrivance for the making or printing upon any paper or other material, any word or words, figure or figures, character or characters, pattern or patterns, which shall be intended to resemble the whole or any part of the matter or ornaments of any such note of the said governor and company, of the description aforesaid, or any word, figure, or character, in white on a black, sable, or dark ground, either with or without white or other lines therein, which shall be apparently intended to resemble

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sion from it;

the numerical sum or amount in the margin, or any other part of any bank note of the said governor and company; or if any person or per- or having sons shall, from and after the passing of this act, possession; without such authority as aforesaid, knowingly any impreshave in his, her, or their custody or possession, any such plate or instrument, or shall knowingly and wilfully utter, publish, or dispose of, or put away any paper or other material containing any such word or words, figure or figures, character or characters, pattern or patterns, as aforesaid, or shall knowingly or willingly have in his, her, or their custody or possession, any paper or other material containing any such word or words, figure or figures, character or characters, pattern or patterns as aforesaid (without lawful excuse, the proof whereof shall lie upon the person accused,) every person so offending in any of the cases aforesaid, and being convicted thereof according to law, shall be adjudged a felon, and transportashall be transported for the term of fourteen teen years. years.

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III. And whereas it is expedient that the Bank may name or names of the person or persons in- name of trusted and authorized by the said governor and clerk 10 be company to sign bank notes on behalf of the said | governor and company, should be impressed by a machinery upon bank notes of the description aforesaid, in such form as may from time to time be adopted by the said governor and company, instead of being subscribed in the hand-writing of such person or persons respectively : and

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impressed upon their notes by machinery.

whereas doubts may arise respecting the validity of such notes : be it therefore declared and enacted, that all bank notes of the said governor and company of the description aforesaid, whereon the name or names of any person or persons intrusted or authorized to sign such notes on behalf of the said governor and company, shall or may be impressed by machinery provided for that purpose by the said governor and company, and with the authority of the said governor and company, shall be and be taken to be good and valid to all intents and purposes, as if such notes had been subscribed in the proper hand-writing of the person or persons intrusted or authorized by the said governor and company to sign the same respectively, and shall be deemed and taken to be bank notes within the meaning of all laws and statutes whatsoever, and shall and may be described as bank notes in all indictments and other criminal and civil proceedings whatsoever ; any law, statute, or usage to the contrary notwithstanding.

1 Geo. IV. c. 102. An Act for making general the Provisions of an

Act made in the Forty-sixth Year of the Reign of his late Majesty, for removing Difficulties in the Conviction of Offenders stealing Property

from Mines. REPEALED by stat. 7 Geo. 4. c. 64. s. 32. It merely made provision as to the statement of the property of partners, &c. in indictments.

1. Geo. IV. c. 115. An Act to repeal so much of the several Acts · passed in the Thirty-ninth year of the Reign of

Queen Elizabeth, the Fourth of George the First, the Fifth and Eighth of George the Second, as inflicts capital Punishment on certain Offences therein specified, and to provide more suitable

and effectual Punishment for such Offences. This statute related to the following offences: abduction ; taking reward under pretence of helping to stolen goods ; destroying turnpike-gates, locks of navigable rivers, &c.; and substituted transportation for the former punishment of death.

It was repealed, except as to abduction, by stat. 7 & 8 Geo. 4. c. 27. s. 1, and repealed altogether by stat. 9 Geo. 4. c. 31. s. 1.

1 Geo. IV. c. 116. An Act to repeal so much of the several Acts

passed in the First and Second Years of the Reign of Philip and Mary, the Eighteenth of Charles the Second, the Ninth of George the First, and the Twelfth of George the Second, as inflicts capital Punishment on certain Offences therein specified. This act repeals stat. 1 & 2 Ph. & M. c. 4. s. 3. against gypsies; 18 Car. 2. c. 3. as to robberies and thefts on the Northern borders of England ; 9 Geo. 1. c. 28. s. 3. against persons, disguised, opposing the execution of process in Suffolk Place or the Mint; 9 Geo. 2. c. 29. s.. 5. as to persons attempting to pull down or destroy Westminster Bridge, and all other acts making the destroying, &c. of bridges, felony, death.

1 GEO. IV. c. 117. An Act to repeal so much of an Act passed in the

Tenth and Eleventh Years of King William the Third, intituled An Act for the better apprehending, prosecuting and punishing of Felons that commit Burglary, Housebreaking, or Robbery in Shops, Warehouses, Coach-houses or Stables, or that steal Horses," as takes away the Benefit of Clergy from Persons privately Stealing in any Shop, Warehouse, Coach-house or Stable, any Goods, Wares or Merchandises, of the value of Five Shillings; and for more effectually preventing the Crime of Stealing privately in Shops,

Warehouses, Coach-houses or Stables. Repealed by stat. 7 & 8 Geo. 4. c. 27. s. I.

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