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102 THIRTEENTH CONGRESS. Szss. II. Ch. 18. 1814. ¤<>=<=¤ =¤¤ ¤r>•=¤i¤ credit to the Treasurer of the United States for the amount thereof, in. gughgiscssjgg cluding the interest aCOH16d Hlld (1116 QH such DOUZS OII U18 day OI) which of the United the same shall have been thus paid into such bank on account of the Sims- United States. _ _ Commission- Size. 10. And be it further enacted, That the Commissioners of the <·¤= ¤f ¤i¤ki¤s Sinking Fund be, and they are hereby autherrzcd and drrected to cause g,’;‘,;1,;fy°‘;,‘;’;, to be reimbursed and paid, the principal and interest of the treasury to be roimbura- notes which may be issued by virtue of this act, at the several tunes when ¤d_=*¤d interest the same, according to the provisions of thxs 'Hct, should be thus reim. l""'1* &°· &°‘ bursed and paid; and the said commissioners are further authorized to make purchases of the said notes, in the same manner as of other evidenoes of the public debt, and at a price notexceeding par, for the amount of the principal and interest due at the trme of purchase of such Appmprau- notes. So mueh of the funds constituting the annual appropriation of fi<>n¤ for rein}- eight millions of dollars for the payment of the prmcrpal and Interest

 of the public debt of the United States as may be wanted for that purpose,

paymgnt of m. after satisfying the sums necessary for the payment of the interest and term ¤r` notes- such part of the principal of the said debt as the United States are now pledged annually to pay and reimburse, including therein the interest and principal which may become payable upon any loan or loans which may be contracted by virtue of any law passed during the present session of Congress, is hereby pledged and appropriated for the payment of the interest, and for the reimbursement or purchase of the principal of the Furi};-H apiyr said notes; and so much of any moneys in the treasury, not otherwise fggpggega ° appropriated, as may be necessary for that purpose, IS hereby appropriated for making up any deficiency in the funds thus pledged and appropriated Money to be for paying the principal and interest as aforesaid; and the Secretary of Pmd ° °}' °° the Treasury is hereby authorized and directed, for that purpose, to cause C01l’\h'1l Sl0l'l€l'S . ., . . . . ,,;-,},6 sinking to be paid to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund such sum or sums fund. of money, and at such time or times, as will enable the said commissioners faithfully and punctually to pay the principal and interest of the said notes. A,,,,,,,,,,,,,. Sec. 11. And be it furtlwr enacted, That a sum of twenty thousand tion to dcfrtuy dollars, to be paid out of any inoney in the treasury not otherwise ap-

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notes_ expense of preparing, printing, engraving, signing, and otherwise incident to the issuing of the treasury notes authorized by this act. Penalties for Srcc. 12. And be it further enacted, That if any person shall falsely fggglgfggg make, forge, or counterfeit, or cause or procure to be falsely made, forged wr, ,,m,,_ or counterfeited, or willingly aid or assist in falsely making, forging, or counterfeiting any note, in imitation of, or purporting to be, a treasury note as 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 made, forged, or counterfcited; 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 suni not exceeding five thousand dollars.(a) Ar·rn0v1sn, March 4, 1814. (a) Decisions of the Courts of the United States upon Treasury Notes.-—Treasury notes are on their face payable in one year with interest up to the day when due; but if not then paid by the government, the interest does not stop, but continues until paid; and may be required by the holder in the same manner as interest might be claimed on a private contract of a like nature. Thorndike o. The United States, 2 Mason’s C. C. R. 1. The defendant was indicted for receiving Treasury notes of the United States, stolen from the United State mail. A Treasury note was offered in evidence. The court, on a division of opinion