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TWENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch.2. 1837. 203 bursed and paid the principal and interest of the Treasury notes which authorized to may be issued by virtue of this act, at the several time and times when 9***56 '¤ be fethe same, according to the provisions of this act, should be thus reim- ""·h""°d ud · . . . _ paid, the princibursed and paid. And the said Secretary is further authornzed to make pal and interest purchases of the said notes, at par, for the amount of the principal and °f*h¤ T¤>¤¤¤fY interest due at the time of purchase on such notes. And so much of °_°§”,,,, ,,,3,,0,, any unappropriated money in the Treasury as may be necessary for that to pid; Tireasury purpose, is hereby appropriated, for paying the principal and interest ¤°*¤S· of said notes. Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That a sum not exceeding twenty Appropriation. thousand dollars, to be paid out of any unappropriated money in the Treasury, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, for defraying the expense of preparing, printing, engraving, signing, and otherwise incident to the issuing of the Treasury notes authorized by this act. Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That if any person shall falsely P¤¤i#l}¤¤¤¤*· make, forge, or counterfeit, or cause or procure to be falsely made, £°,;;;"g'“g °f forged, or counterfeited, or willingly aid or assist in falsely making, i forging, or counterfeiting, any note, in imitation ol, or purporting to be, a Treasury note aforesaid ; or shall falsely alter, or cause or procure to be falsely altered, or willingly aid or assist in falsely altering any Treasury note issued as aforesaid; or shall pass, utter, or publish, or attempt to pass, utter, or publish, as true, any false, forged, or counterfeited note, purporting to be a Treasury note as aforesaid, knowing the same to be falsely forged or counterfeitcd, or shall pass, utter, or publish, or attempt to pass, utter, or publish, as true, any falsely altered Treasury note, issued as aforesaid, knowing the same to be falsely altered, every such person shall be deemed and adjudged guilty of felony, and being thereof convicted by due course of law, shall be sentenced to be imprisoned, and kept to hard labour, for a period not less than three years, nor more than ten years, and be fined in a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That if any person shall make Punishment or engrave, or cause or procure to be made or engraved, or shall have £’&g'€’“""‘% in his custody or possession any metallic plate, engraved after the simi-` litude of any plate from which any notes issued as aforesaid shall have been printed, with intent to use such plate, or to cause or suffer the same to be used in forging or counterfeiting any of the notes issued as aforesaid; or shall have in his custody or possession any blank note or notes engraved and printed after the similitudc of any notes issued as aforesaid, with intent to use such blanks, or cause or suffer the same to be used in forging or counterfeiting any of the notes issued as aforesaid; or shall have in his custody or possession any paper adapted to the making of notes, and similar to the paper upon which any such notes shall have been issued, with intent to use such paper, or cause or sufler the same to be used in forging or counterfeiting any of tne notes issued as aforesaid; every such person, being thereof convicted by due course of law, shall be sentenced to be imprisoned, and kept to hard labour, for a term not less than three nor more than ten years, and be fined in a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Trea- ;l`l;¤ $I9¤¤’¤*¤*Y surv be, and he is hereby, authorized to make and issue, from time to §,,:hg,.,Z;§°:;"y time, such instructions, rules, and regulations to the several collectors, make and issue receivers of public money, depositorics, and all others who may he ¤¤¢h,¤{l¤¤ **:1 authorized to receive the said Treasury notes on behalf of and as agents f,;g;;,:;%';; in any capacity for the United States, as to the safe keeping, disposition, proper to all return, and cancelling of the said notes so paid to and received by them IQ8E0g5F3x5;" respectively, and as to their accounts and returns to the Department lficasury m,,,,,, of all such receipts as may seem to him best calculated to promote the on hehalfof the public interests and convenience, and secure the United States and the Umvd S“*”·