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George the Third, intituled “ An Act for the better prevent- 33 G. 3, c. 30. “ing Forgeries and Frauds in the Transfers of the several “ Funds transferable at the Bank of England ;" and an act passed in the thirty-seventh year of the same reign, intituled 37 G. 3, c. 122. * An Act for the better preventing the forging or counterfeit" ing the Names of Witnesses to Letters of Attorney or other " Authorities, or Instruments for the Transfer of Stocks or " Funds which now are, or by any Act or Acts of Parliament " shall hereafter be made transferable at the Bank of England, “ or for the Transfer of any Part of the Capital Stock of the . Governor and Company of the Bank of England, called Bank “ Stock, or for the Transfer of any Part of the Capital Stock, or any Stocks or Funds under the Management of the South “ Sea Company, or for the Transfer of any part of the Capital “ Stock of the East India Company, or for the Receipt of Di“vidends upon any of such Stocks or Funds;" and an act passed in the forty-first year of the same reign, intituled “ An Act 41 G. 3 (U.K.), s for the more effectually preventing the Forgery of Bank c. $9. • Notes, Bank Bills of Exchange, and Bank Post Bills ;' and an act passed in the same year, intituled “ An Act for the better 41 G. 3. c. 57: « Prevention of the Forgery of the Notes and Bills of Exchange “ of Persons carrying on the Business of Bankers ;" and so much of an act passed in the forty-third year of the same reign, 43 G. 3. c. 139. intituled “ An Act for preventing the forging and counterfeiting ss. 1 & 2. “ of Foreign Bills of Exchange, and of Foreign Promissory “ Notes and Orders for the Payment of Money; and for pre“ venting the counterfeiting of Foreign Copper Money,” as in anywise relates to any foreign bill of exchange, or foreign promissory note, undertaking, or order for the payment of money; and an act passed in the forty-fifth year of the same reign, intituled “ An Act to alter and extend the Provisions 45 G. 3, c. 89. " of the Laws now in force for the Punishment of the Forgery " of Bank Notes, Bills of Exchange, and other Securities, to every part of Great Britain ;' and so much of an act passed in the forty-eighth year of the same reign, intituled “ An Act

C! 48 G, 3, c. 1, “ for regulating the issuing and paying off of Exchequer Bills," as relates to any forgery or other capital felony therein mentioned ; and an act passed in the fifty-second year of the same reign, intituled “ An Act for the further Prevention of the 52 G. 3.c. 138. “ counterfeiting of Silver Tokens issued by the Governor and “ Company of the Bank of England, called Dollars, and of " Silver Pieces issued and circulated by the said Governor and “ Company, called Tokens; and for the further Prevention of “ Frauds practised by the Imitation of the Notice or Bills of " the said Governor and Company;" and so much of an act passed in the same year, intituled “ An Act for the better rei gulating and preserving Parish and other Registers of %. 14: “ Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials in England,” as relates to any Felony therein mentioned ; and so much of an act passed in the fourth year of the reign of his late Majesty

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4 G. 4, c. 76, King George the Fourth, intituled “ An Act for amending the 8. 29.

“ Laws respecting the Solemnization of Marriages in England," as relates to any person who shall knowingly and wilfully insert in the register book any false entry of any matter relating to any marriage, or shall falsely make, alter, forge, or counterfeit any such entry in the register, or any licence of marriage, or shall utter or publish as true any false, altered, forged, or counterfeited register of marriage, or a copy thereof, or any false, altered, forged, or counterfeited licence of marriage, knowing such register or licence of marriage respectively to be false, altered, forged, or counterfeited, or shall wilfully destroy any register book of marriages, or any part

thereof, or shall cause or procure or assist in the commission Offences com

of any of the said several offences; shall continue in force mitted previous until and throughout the twentieth day of July in the present to the repeal year, and shall from and after that day, as to that part of the

United Kingdom called England, be repealed, except so far as under the old any of the said acts may repeal the whole or an acts after the

any other acts, and except as to offences committed before repeal.

or upon the said twentieth day of July, which shall be dealt Proriso. with and punished as if this act had not been passed : Pro

vided always, that if any person, who shall before or upon the said twentieth day of July have committed any offence against any of the several acts hereby repealed as aforesaid, shall after the commencement of this act be convicted of the same, and such offence shall have been made punishable with death by any of the said several acts, but shall not be made punishable with death by this act, in every such case the person convicted of such offence shall not suffer the punishment of death, but shall, in lieu thereof, be liable, at the discretion of the Court, to be transported beyond the seas for life, or for any term not less than seven years, or to be imprisoned, with or without hard labour, for any term not exceeding four

years nor less than two years. Commencement XXXII. And be it enacted, that this act shall commence of this act.. and take effect on the twenty-first day of July in the present

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2 Wm. IV. c. 34. An Act for consolidating and amending the Laws against Offences relating to the Coin.

[23 May, 1832.] WHEREAS the offence of counterfeiting the coin, as well as certain other offences relating to the coin, are now by virtue of several statutes punishable with death : And whereas it is expedient to abolish the punishment of death in all such cases, and to repeal the several statutes against offences relating to

the coin, in order that the provisions thereof may be amended and consolidated into one act; be it therefore enacted by the king's most excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the lords spiritual and temporal, and commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the Repeal of Stat. same, That the following statutes and parts of statutes made de Moneta, in the Parliament of England, that is to say, the statutes con- temp. incerti; cerning money, commonly cited as of the twentieth year of 20 Edw... st.

of vulgò the reign of King Edward the First, and respectively intituled 4, 5, & 6. " Statutum de Moneta, Statutum de Moneta parvum," and 27 Edw. 1, st. 1. “ Articuli de Moneta ;” and a statute made in the twentyseventh year of the same reign, intituled “ Statutnm de falsa “ Moneta ;" and a statute made in the ninth year of the reign of King Edward the Third, commonly intituled “ The Statute

9 Edw. 3, st. 2. “ of Money ;" and the statute made in the seventeenth year 17 Edw. 3. of the same reign; and so much of a statute made in the 18 Edw. 3, st. 1. eighteenth year of the same reign as relates to false money; and so much of a statute made in the twenty-fifth year of the 25 Edw. 3, st. same reign as relates to counterfeiting the King's money, and to 5, c. 2. bringing false money into this realm; and so much of the same statute as relates to taking profit by exchange of gold and Co 12. silver, and to the impairing the money of gold and silver; and c. 13. so much of a statute made in the twenty-seventh year of the same reign, intituled “ Ordinatio Stapularum," as relates to 27 Edw.3, st. the forfeiture of false money; and so much of a statute made 2, c. 14. in the third year of the reign of King Henry the Fifth, as 3 Hen. 5. st. 2. relates to clipping, washing, and filing of the money of the cc. 6 & 7. land, and to the persons who shall have power to hear, determine, or inquire of the counterfeiting and of the bringing of false money into the realm, and of clipping, washing, and every other falsity of the said money; and an act passed in the nineteenth year of the reign of King Henry the Seventh, intituled “ Pro reformacione Pecuniarum ;' and an act passed 19 Hen. 7, c. 5. in the fifth and sixth years of the reign of King Edward the Sixth, intituled “ An Act touching the Exchange of Gold and 5 & 6 Edw. 6, “ Silver;" and an act passed in the first year of the reign of c. 19. Queen Mary, intituled " An Act against counterfeiting of strange 1 Mary, st. 2, “ Coins being current within this Realm, or of the Queen's c. 6. “ Highness' Sign Manual, Signet, or Privy Seal ;” and an act passed in the first and second years of the reign of King Philip and Queen Mary, intituled “ An Act for the Punish- 1 & 2 Ph. & M. “ment of bringing in of counterfeit Coins of Foreign Realms c. 11. “ being current within this Realm ;” and an act passed in the fifth year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth, intituled “ An 5 Eliz. c. 11. " Act against clipping, washing, rounding, or filing of Coins ;" and an act passed in the fourteenth year of the same reign, intituled “ An Act against the forging and counterfeiting of 14 Eliz. c. 3. “ Foreign Coin being not current within this Realm ;” and an act passed in the eighteenth year of the same reign, intituled " An Act against the diminishing and impairing of the Queen's 18 Eliz. C. 1.

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“ Majesty's Coin, and other Coins lawfully current within this

“ Realm ;' and so much of an act passed in the sixth and 6 & 7 W.S,

seventh years of the reign of King William the Third, in. & tituled “ An Act to prevent counterfeiting and clipping the

“ Coin of this Kingdom," as relates to any person who shall exchange, lend, sell, borrow, buy, receive, or pay any broad silver money, or silver money unclipped, for more than the same was coined for or ought by law to go for, or who shall buy or sell or knowingly have in his custody or possession any clippings or filings of the current coin, and so much of the said act as relates to the discovery of any offences touching

the coin of the realm ; and an act passed in the eighth and 8 & 9 W. 3, ninth years of the same reign, intituled “ An Act for the betc. 26. “ ter preventing the counterfeiting the current Coin of this

“ Kingdom ;” and an act passed in the ninth and tenth years 9 & 10 W.3, of the same reign, intituled “ An Act for the better preventc. 21.

“ing the counterfeiting, clipping, and other diminishing the

“ Coin of this Kingdom ;” and so much of an act passed in 1 Anne, st. 1, the first year of the reign of Queen Anne, intituled “ An Act c. 9.

“ for continuing the Act made in the Eighth Year of His late “ Majesty's Reign, for better preventing the counterfeiting “ the current Coin of this Kingdom," as relates to continuing the said last-mentioned act, and to the periods for commencing prosecutions for certain offences against the said lastmentioned act; and the following acts and parts of acts passed in the Parliament of Great Britain ; that is to say, so much

of an act passed in the seventh year of the reign of Queen 7 Anne, c. 24, Anne, intituled “ An Act for continuing the former Act for

“ the Encouragement of the Coinage, and to encourage the “ bringing Foreign Coins, and British or Foreign Plate to be “ coined, and for making Provision for the Mints in Scotland, “ and for the prosecuting Offences concerning the Coin in “ England," as relates to the expenses of prosecuting offences in counterfeiting, diminishing, or otherwise concerning the current coins of Great Britain, in that part thereof called

England ; and so much of an act passed in the same year, 7 Anne, c. 25,

intituled “ An Act for making perpetual an Act for the better os. 1 & 2. “ preventing the counterfeiting the current Coin of this King

“ dom, as also an Act for giving like Remedy upon Promis. " sory Notes as is used upon Bills of Exchange, and for the “ better Payment of Inland Bills of Exchange, and also for " continuing several Acts made in the Fourth and Fifth Years “ of Her Majesty's Reign, for preventing Frauds committed “ by Bankrupts," as relates to making perpetual the act of the eighth year of the reign of King William the Third therein mentioned, and to the period for commencing prosecutions for certain offences against the said act of King Wil

liam; and an act passed in the fifteenth year of the reign of 15 G. 2, c. 28. King George the Second, intituled “ An Act for the more

"effectual preventing the counterfeiting of the current Coin

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“ of this Kingdom, and the uttering or paying false or coun“terfeit Coin ;' and an act passed in the eleventh year of the reign of King George the Third, intituled “ An Act for the u G. 3. c. 40. “ more effectually preventing the counterfeiting the Copper “ Coin of this Realm ;" and an act passed in the thirteenth year of the same reign, intituled “ An Act for the better pre“ venting the counterfeiting, clipping, and other diminishing " the Gold Coin in this Kingdom;" and so much of an act passed in the thirty-seventh year of the same reign, intituled ** An Act to prevent the counterfeiting any Copper Coin in 37 6. 3. c. 126. " this Realm made or to be made current by Proclamation, or s.1. “ any Foreign Gold or Silver Coin, and to prevent the bring“ing into this Realm or uttering any counterfeit Foreign Gold " or Silver Coin," as relates to copper money; and certain parts of the following acts passed in the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland ; that is to say, so much of an act passed in the fifty-sixth year of the reign of King George the Third, intituled “ An Act to provide for 56 G. 3, c. 68, “ a new Silver Coinage, and to regulate the Currency of the ss. 13 to 16. “ Gold and Silver Coin of this Realm," as relates to any person who shall receive or pay for any gold coin any more or less than the true value which such gold coin shall by its denomination import, or who shall utter or receive any gold coin at any greater or less rate or value than the same shall be current for as therein mentioned ; and so much of an act passed in the third year of the reign of King George the Fourth, intituled “ An Act to provide for the more effectual 3 G. 4, c. 114. “ Punishment of certain Offences, by Imprisonment with “ hard Labour,” as relates to any person convicted of being an utterer of counterfeit money; and so much of an act passed in the seventh year of the same reign, intituled “ An Act to 7 G.4. c. 9. “ provide for the more effectual Punishment of certain Of“ fences in Ireland, by Imprisonment with hard Labour," as relates to any person convicted of being an utterer of counterfeit money; and the following acts passed in the Parliament Scotch Acts of Scotland ; that is to say, an act passed in the sixth Parlia- repealed. ment of King James the Second of Scotland, concerning 6 Parl. Jac. 2. money and false coin ; and an act passed in the fifth Parlia- 5 Parl. Jac. 3. ment of King James the Third of Scotland, concerning black money of other realms, and counterfeits of the King's black money; and an act passed in the eighth Parliament of the 8 Parl. Jac. 3. said King James the Third, ordaining, that neither silver nor gold coin be molten or put to the fire without licence of the King; and an act passed in the seventh Parliament of King James the Fifth of Scotland, intituled “ Tuiching the Croun 7 Parl. Jac. 5. “ of Wecht ;” and another act passed in the same seventh Paul Tos Parliament, intituled “ Of them that counterfeit the King's “ Money ;” and an act passed in the ninth Parliament of Queen Mary of Scotland, intituled “ Anentis the carrying 9 Parl. Mary. " and having of Gold and Silver furth of the Realm ;" and

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