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-441§ 981. Forging, altering or counterfeiting instrument or record; uttering false instrument Whoever: (1) with intent to defraud, signs the name of another person, or of a fictitious person, knowing that he has no authority to do so, to, or falsely makes, alters, forges or counterfeits, any charter, letters patent, deed, lease, indenture, writing obligatory, will, testament, codicil, annuity, bond, covenant, bank bill or note, post note, check, draft, bill of exchange, contract, promissory note, due bill for the payment of money or property, receipt for money or property, passage ticket, power of attorney, or certificate for any share, right or interest in the stock of a corporation or association, or warrant or order for the payment of money at the treasury, treasurer's order or warrant; or a request for the payment of money or for the delivery of personal property of any kind or of an instrument in writing, acquittance, release or discharge for a debt, account, suit, action, demand or other thing, real or personal; or a transfer or assurance of money, stock certificate, personal property or other property whatever; or a letter of attorney or other power to receive money or to receive or transfer stock certificates or annuities or to let, lease, dispose of, alien or convey any real or personal property; or an acceptance or indorsement of any bill of exchange, promissory note, draft, order or assignment of any bonds, writing obligatory, or promissory note or other contract for money or other property; or (2) with intent to defraud, counterfeits or forges the seal or handwriting of another; or (3) utters, publishes, passes or attempts to pass, as true and genuine, any of the above named false, altered, forged or counterfeited matters, as above specified and described, knowing the same to be false, altered, forged or counterfeited, with intent to prejudice, damage or defraud any person; or (4) with intent to defraud, alters, corrupts or falsifies a record of a will, codicil, conveyance or other instrument, the record of which is by law evidence, or a record of a judgment of a court, or the return of an officer to process of a court— is guilty of forgery, and shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary not more than 14 years. § 982. False entries in records or returns Whoever, with intent to defraud, makes, forges or alters an entry in a book of records, or an instrument purporting to be a record or return specified by section 981 of this title, is guilty of forgery, and shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary not more than 14 years. § 983. Forgery of public or corporate seals Whoever, with intent to defraud: (1) forges or counterfeits the seal of the Canal Zone Government, the seal of a public officer authorized by law, the seal of a court of record, or the seal of a corporation, or any other public seal authorized or recognized by the laws of the Canal Zone, or of a State, government or country; (2) falsely makes, forges or counterfeits an impression purporting to be an impression of any such a seal; or (3) nas in his possession and willfully conceals such a counterfeited seal, or impression thereof, knowing it to be counterfeited— is guilty of forgery, and shall be imprisoned in the pentitentiary not more than 14 years.