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THIRTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 172. 186-l. 221 Sec. 8. And Zze it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasury lnstructions, is hereby authorized and required to make and issue, from time to time, gg2G;; Qggsgmg such instructions, rules, and regulations, to the several collectors, re- or preparing U, ceivers, depositaries, officers, and others, who may receive treasury notes, S- HMS, &<=- United States notes, or other securities in behalf of the United States, or who may be in any way engaged or employed in the preparation and issue of the same, as he shall deem best calculated to promote the public convenience and security, and to protect the United States, as well as individuals, from fraud and loss. Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the necessary expenses of en- Expenses of_ graving, printing, preparing, and issuing the United States notes, treas- gsfgargiggd ”’ ury notes, fractional notes, and bonds, hereby authorized, and of dispos- rmi gw_, yfpw ing of the same to subscribers and purchasers, shall be paid out of any b<>r¤€; money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated ; but the whole amount thereof shall not exceed one per centnm on the amount of notes and not to enépeed bonds issued. °"€ lm °° ‘ Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That if any person or persons Penalty for shall falsely make, forge, counterfeit, or alter, or cause or procure to be ;‘i’;‘;f:g%U”§ °r falsely made, forged, counterfeited, or altered, any obligation or security Sppurgtaesf of the United States, or shall pass, utter, publish, or sell, or attempt to pass, utter, publish, or sell, or shall bring into the United States from any foreign place with intent to pass, utter, publish, or sell, or shall have or f°F““°*l¤g; - · · - - &c. counterfeit keep in possession, or conceal, with intent to utter, publish, or sell, any &c_;m,€s, ' such false, forged, counterfeited, or altered obligation, or other security, with intent to deceive or defraud, or shall knowingly aid or assist in any of the acts aforesaid, every person so offending shall be deemed guilty of felony, and shall, on conviction thereof, be punished by fine not exceeding five thousand dollars, and by imprisonment and confinement at hard labor not exceeding fifteen years, according to the aggravation of the offence. Site. 11. And be it further enacted, That if any person having con- forming plates trol, custody, or possession of any plate or plates from which any obliga- Sgiglzii ’;?1for_ tion or other security, or any part thereof, shall have been printed, or ity, which may have been prepared by direction from the Secretary of the Treasury, for the purpose of printing any such obligation or other security, or any part thereof, shall use such plate or plates, or knowingly suffer the same to be used for the purpose of printing any such or similar obligation, or other security, or any part thereof, except such as shall be printed for the use of the United States, by order of the proper officer thereof; or if any person shall engrave,‘or cause or pro- for eiggraving cure to be engraved, or shall aid or assist in engraving any plate or Plates: °· plates in the likeness or similitude of any plate or plates designed for the printing of any such obligation or other security, or any part thereof, or shall vend or sell any such plate or plates, or shall bring into the United States from any foreign place any such plate or plates, except under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury or other proper officer, or with any other intent, or for any other purpose, in either case, than that such plate or plates shall be used for the printing of such notes, bonds, coupons, or other obligations or securities, or some part or parts thereof, for the use of the United States, or shall have in his control, custody, or possession, any metallic plate engraved after the similitude of any plate from which any such obligation or other security, or any part or parts thereof, shall have been printed, with intent to use such plate or plates, or cause or sufer the same to be used in forging or counterfeiting any such obligation or other security, or any part or parts thereof or shall have in his custody or possession, except under authority from the Secretary of the Treasury, or other proper officer, any obligation or other security, engraved and printed after the similitude of any obligation or other security issued under the authority of the United States, with in- 19 *