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Forging the Mark of Postage on Letters. 54 Geo. III. c. 169.

Forging Franks. 24 Geo. III. sess. 2, c. 27, s. 9; 42 Geo. III. c. 63, s. 14.

Forging a Hawker's License. 50 Geo. III. c. 41, s. 18.

Forging Declaration of Return of Insurance. 54 Geo. III. c. 133, s. 10.

Forging the Name of the Registrar of the Court of Admiralty or the

Bank Receipts for Suitor’s Money. 53 Geo. III. c. 151, s. 12.

Forging the Hand of the Accountant-General, Registrar, &c. of the

Court of Chancery, or of the Cashier of the Bank, to any Instrument relating to Suitor's Money. 12 Geo. I. c. 32, s. 9.

· Forging the Hand of the Accountant-General of the Exchequer.

I Geo. IV. c. 35.

Forging the Hand of the Receiver-General of the Excise, or Excise

Comptroller of Cash or other Person duly authorised, to any Draft, &c. upon the Bank of England. 7 & 8 Geo. IV. c. 53, s. 56.

Forging the Hand of the Receiver-General or Comptroller-General of

the Customs, or any Person acting for them, to any Draft, &c. upon the Bank. 6 Geo. IV. c. 106, s. 10.

Forging the land of the Receiver-General of the Stamp Duties or of Forging the land of the Treasurer, or other signing or vouching Officer

his Clerk, or of the Commissioners of Stamps, to any Draft, &c. on the Bank. 46 Geo. III. c. 76, s. 9.

of the Navy, to any Paper whereby his Majesty's Naval Treasure may be paid or disposed of. 1 Geo. I. st. 2, c. 25, s. 6.

Forging the Handwriting of the Treasurer of the Ordnance, &c. to any

Draft, &c. on the Bank. 46 Geo. III. c. 45, s. 9.

Forging the Hand of the Receiver-General of the Post-Office, &c. to

any Draft, &c. on the Bank. 46 Geo. III. c. 83, s. 9; 47 Geo. III. st. 2, c. 59, s. 3.

Forging the Hand of the Adjutant-General of the Volunteer and Local

Militia, &c. to any Draft, &c. on the Bank. 54 Geo. III. c. 151, s. 16.

Forging the Hand of the Surveyor-General of the Woods and Forests,

&c. to any Draft, &c. on the Bank. 46 Geo. III. c. 142, s. 14.

Forging the Marking or Handwriting of the Receiver-General of the

Prefixes upon any Writ of Covenant. 5.2 Geo. III. c. 143, s. 5.

Forging any Contracts, Certificates, Receipts, &c. relating to the

Redemption of the Land Tax. 52 Geo. III. c. 143, s. 6.

Forging any Letter of Attorney, Order, Assignment, Last Will, &c. in

order to receive Pay or Prize Money due to any Officer or Seaman, or any Marine Officer or Marine. 57 Geo. III. c. 127, s. 4.

Forging any Letter of Attorney, Order, Last Will, &c. in order to re

ceive Money due on account of any Out-Pension granted by Greenwich Hospital. 54 Geo. III. c. 113, s. 6.

Forging Bills, &c. drawn by Officers of the Navy for their Half-Pay. 56 Geo. III. c. 101, s. 4.

Forging the Signature of the Parish Minister to the Certificate to obtain

Probate of a Seaman's Will or Administration to him. 55 Geo. III. c. 60, s. 31.

Forging the Name of any Officer of the Navy entitled to Allowance on

the Compassionate List, or of any Marine Officer or Marine entitled to Half-Pay, to any Remittance, Bill, Certificate, Voucher, or Receipt in relation to the same. · 49 Geo. III. c. 45, s. 11; 7 & 8 Geo. IV. c. 8.

Forging the Name of any Officer's Widow to any Remittance, Bill,

Certificate, Voucher or Receipt, respecting lier Pension, 49 Geo. III. c. 35, s. 10.

Forging Seamen's Remittance Bills. 1 & 2 Geo. IV. c. 49, s. 2.

Forging Receipts or Certificates of Annuity for Military and Naval

Pensions. 3 Geo. IV. c. 51, s. 15.

Forging a Receipt or Warrant of the South Sea Company for

Subscriptions. 6 Geo. I. c. 11, s. 50.

Forging Mediterranean Passes. 4 Geo. II. c. 18, s. 1.

Forging a Shipping License. 47 Geo. III. sess. 2, c. 66, s. 26.

Forging Quarantine Certificates. 6 Geo. IV. c. 78, s. 25.

- Forging Certificates mentioned in the Act for Abolition of Slave Trade.

5 Geo. IV. c. 113, s. 10.

Forging the Asssy Marks on Gold and Silver Plate. 13 Geo. III. c. 59, s. 2; 38 Geo. III. c. 69, s. o; 24 Geo. III. sess. 2, c. 50, s. 16.

As to the punishment of death for forgery, it is provided by 11 Geo. IV. and 1 Will. IV. c. 66, ss. 1, 26, that in all cases in which by preceding statutes as to forgery, the punishment of death is inflicted, that of transportation for life, or not less than seven years, or imprisonment, with or without hard labour and solitary confinement, for not more than four nor less than two years, shall be substituted, unless where death is provided by that act.

And now, by 2 & 3 Will. IV. c. 123, where any person shall be convicted of any offence for which the act of 11 Geo. IV. and 1 Will. IV. c. 66, enjoins or authorises the punishment of death, the person so convicted of any such offence, or of procuring, or aiding or assisting in the commission thereof, shall not suffer death or have sentence of death awarded against him, but shall be transported beyond the seas for the term of such offender's life.

Proviso, that this act shall not affect or alter the existing law so far as the same may authorise the punishment of death to be inflicted upon any person convicted of forging or altering, or of offering, uttering or disposing of, knowing the same to be forged or altered, any will, testament, codicil, or testamentary writing, with intent to defraud any body corporate or person whatsoever, or of forging or altering, or of uttering, knowing the same to be forged or altered, any power of attorney or other authority to transfer any share or interest of or in any stock, annuity or other public fund, which now is or hereafter may be transferable at the Bank of England or South Sea House, or at the Bank of Ireland,

or to receive any dividend payable in respect of any such share or interest, with intent to defraud any body corporate or person whatsoever, or of procuring, aiding or assisting in the commission of any of the said offences.

And by 3 & 4 Will. IV. c. 44, s. 3, all persons punishable under the 2 & 3 Will. IV. by transportation for life, shall be liable previously to their being transported, in case the court shall think fit, to be imprisoned, with or without hard labour, in the common gaol or house of correction, or to be confined in the penitentiary, for any term not exceeding four years nor less than one year.

59. False Personation. The offence of personating another, for the purpose of fraud, is a misdemeanor at common law.—2 East, P. C. 1010.

By 5 Geo. IV. c. 107, s. 5, personating a soldier, seaman, &c., in order fraudulently to receive the wages due to him, is a misdemeanor, punishable with transportation for life or for any term not less than seven years, or imprisonment, with or without hard labour, in the common gaol or house of correction, for any term not exceeding seven years.

By 11 Geo. IV. and 1 Will. IV. c. 66, s. 7, falsely personating an owner of Bank of England or South Sea Stock, or capital stock of a body corporate or society established by charter or act of parliament, or an owner of a dividend, and thereby endeavouring to transfer his share or to receive any money due to him, is felony, and punishable with transportation for life or for a term not less than seven years, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding four nor less than two years.

Sect. 25, as to accessaries, and 26, as to the mode and place of imprisonment, (vide sup. 206,) apply to this offence.

By same act, sect. 11, acknowledging recognizances or bail, or any fine, recovery, cognovit, judgment, or deed to be enrolled in the name of any person not privy or consenting to the same, is felony, and punishable with trans

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