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742 PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 131, 133-MAY 12, 15, 1939 [53 STAT. lishment of Sutter's Fort, of what is today California's capital city of Sacramento, which establishment and the subsequent development of the region adjacent resulted in the discovery of gold at Coloma, California. No Federal obliga- SEC. 2. The Government of the United States is not by this reso- tion- lution obligated to any expense in connection with the holding of such exposition. Approved, May 12, 1939. [CHAPTER 133] AN ACT AN ACT May 15, 1939 [HR. 32301 To amend the statutes providing punishment for transmitting threatening [Public, No. 76] communications. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Postal Service. United States of America in Congress assembled, That sections 1 47 Stat.649;49Stat. and 2 of the Act of July 8, 1932 (47 Stat. 649), as amended (U. S. C., 41.s. o. ts33sa, title 18, sees. 338a and 338b), be, and the same are hereby, further 338b; upp.Iv, 38a. amended to read as follows: Deposit, etc. , of "SECTrON 1. (a) Whoever shall knowingly deposit or cause to be comunicaionin deposited in any post office or station thereof, or in any authorized mails. depository for mail matter, to be sent or delivered by the Post Office Establishment of the United States, or shall knowingly cause to be delivered by the Post Office Establishment of the United States according to the direction thereon, any written or printed letter or other communication, with or without a name or designat- ing mark subscribed thereto, addressed to any other person, and containing any demand or request for ransom or reward for the release of any kidnaped person; or whoever, with intent to extort from any person any money or other thing of value, shall deposit, cause to be deposited, or cause to be delivered, as aforesaid, any letter or other communication containing any threat to kidnap any person or any threat to injure the person of the addressee or of Penalty. another, shall be fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both. etreat to kidnap, "(b) Whoever shall knowingly deposit or cause to be deposited in any post office or station thereof, or in any authorized depository for mail matter, to be sent or delivered by the Post Office Establish- ment of the United States, or shall knowingly cause to be delivered by the Post Office Establishment of the United States according to the direction thereon, any written or printed letter or other com- munication with or without a name or designating mark subscribed thereto, addressed to any other person and containing any threat to kidnap any person or any threat to injure the person of the Penalty. addressee or of another shall be fined not more than $1,000, or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. Extortion messages. (c) Whoever, with intent to extort from any person any money or other thing of value, shall knowingly deposit or cause to be deposited in any post office or station thereof, or in any authorized depository for mail matter, to be sent or delivered by the Post Office Establishment of the United States, or shall knowingly cause to be delivered by the Post Office Establishment of the United States ac- cording to the direction thereon, any written or printed letter or other communication, with or without a name or designating mark subscribed thereto, addressed to any other person and containing any threat to injure the property or reputation of the addressee or of another, or the reputation of a deceased person, or any threat to Penalty. accuse the addressee or any other person of a crime shall be fined not more than $500, or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.