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other security, in imitation of or purporting to be a note, certificate or other security, which has been or may hereafter be issued for any debt of this State; or any bank bill or note, in imitation of or purporting to be a bank bill or note, which has been or may hereafter be issued by any corporation which is or may hereafter be lawfully established as a bank in this State, or in any place within the United States; or shall falsely alter any note, certificate or security, which has been or may be hereafter so issued for any debt of this State, or any bank bill or note, which has been or may hereafter be so issued by any corporation so established or to be established as aforesaid, with intent to defraud this State, or any body politic, or any person or persons whomsoever, or shall aid or assist therein, or shall be accessary thereto before the fact, such person so offending shall upon conviction be placed in the pillory, in some public place in the county town of the county in which he shall be convicted ; shall be cropped while in said pillory by having a piece of each of his ears cut off, shall be branded while in said pillory with the brand of the letter C, shall be imprisoned for a term not exceeding six years, and shall be fined in a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars, or shall be subjected to any or all of said punishments, at the discretion of the

court. Passing Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That if any person shall forged notes, &c. utter, publish, pass or tender in payment as true, any such

false, forged, counterfeited or altered note, certificate or security, or any such false, forged, counterfeited or altered bank bill or note, knowing the same to be false, forged, counterfeited or altered, as aforesaid, with intent to defraud this State, or any body politic, or any person or persons whomsoever, or shall aid or assist therein, or be accessary thereto before the fact, such person so offending shall be punished as is prescribed in the preceding sec

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Bringing Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That if any person shall State, or knowingly bring into this State, or have in his possession having in or custody, ány false, forged and counterfeited bill or note

ed or falsely made, forged and counterfeited in imitation and bank notes similitude of any bank bill or note issued by any corpo

ration which is or may hereafter be lawfully established as a bank within this State, or in any place within the United States, with intent to utter, publish, pass, or tender the same in payment as true, knowing the same to be

false, forged and counterfeited, such person on conviction shall be punished as is prescribed in the seventh section of this act. Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That if any person Making

ve or havshall engrave, form, make, mend, or begin to engrave, ing form, make or mend, any plate, paper, rolling press or session other instrument or material, devised, adapted and de

for forgsigned for the stamping, forging or making any false, ing. forged or counterfeit bank bills or notes in imitation of bills or notes which have been or shall be issued by any corporation lawfully established, or which shall be lawfully established in this State, or in any place within the United States, or shall have in his possession or custody any such plate engraven in any part, or any such paper, rolling press, or other instrument or material, devised, adapted or designed as aforesaid, with intent to use and employ the same, or cause or permit the same to be used and employed, in forging and making any such false and counterfeit bank bills or notes, such person shall on conviction be punished as is prescribed in the seventh section of this act.

Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That if any person Forgery of shall falsely make, alter, forge or counterfeit, or procure records, to be falsely made, altered, forged or counterfeited, or aid tions, &c.

obliga. and assist in falsely making, altering or counterfeiting any public record, or any writ, process, or proceeding in any court of justice in this State ; any certificate or attestation of a justice of the peace, notary public, clerk of any court, town-clerk, or other public officer, in any matter wherein such certificate or attestation may be received as legal proof; any charter, deed, will, testament, bond or writing obligatory, letter of attorney, policy of insurance, bill of exchange, promissory note, order, acquittance, discharge for or upon the payment of money or delivery of goods; or any acceptance of a bill of exchange, or any endorsement or assignment of a bill of exchange or promissory note; any certificate or accountable receipt for money, goods or other thing; or any warrant, order or request for the payment of money or delivery of goods or chattels, or for the delivery of any note, bill or other security for money or goods; or any lottery ticket; or any writing whatever, purporting to contain evidence of any debt, contract or promise, or of the discharge, payment or satisfaction of any debt, contract or promise, with intent to defraud any person or body politic; or shall utter and pub

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lish as true, or procure to be uttered or published as true, any such false, forged, altered or counterfeited record, deed or other writings abovementioned, knowing the same to be false, forged, altered or counterfeited, with intent to defraud any person or body politic, or shall aid and assist in doing the same, such person so offending shall on conviction be punished as is in the seventh sec

tion of this act prescribed. Counter Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That if any person shall

forge and counterfeit any false coin in imitation and similitude of any gold or silver coin current within this State by law or usage; or shall aid or assist in doing the same, or shall be accessary thereto before the fact, such person shall on conviction be punished as prescribed in the ser

enth section of this act. Passing Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That if any person feit coin. shall utter, pass or tender in payment as true, any false,

forged and counterfeit coin, made and forged in imitation and similitude of any gold or silver coin current within this State by law or usage, knowing the same to be false and counterfeit, with intent to defraud any person or body politic, or shall aid or assist in doing the same, or shall procure the same to be done, such person so offending shall on conviction be punished as in the seventh section

of this act is prescribed. Having Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, That if any person counterfeit coin in e shall bring into this State, or knowingly have in his pospossession session or custody, any false and counterfeit coin, made with intent to pass.

and forged in imitation and similitude of any gold or silver coin current within this State by law or usage, knowing the same to be false and counterfeit, with intent to utter and pass the same in payment as true, such person shall on conviction be punished as in the seventh section of this

act is prescribed. Making or Sec. 15. And be it further enacted, That if any person shall possession cast, stamp, engrave, form, make or mend, or shall begin tools, &c. to cast, stamp,engrave, form, make or mend, or shall knowrging ingly have in his possession or custody any mould, pat

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tern, dye, puncheon, press or other tool or instrument whatever, devised, adapted or designed for the forging or making of any false and counterfeit coin, in imitation and similitude of any gold or silver coin current within this State by law or usage, with intent to use and employ the same, or to cause or permit the same to be used or employed, in forging or making any such false and counter

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feit money as aforesaid, such person shall on conviction be punished as prescribed in the seventh section of this act.

Sec. 16. And be it further enacted, That every person Perjury. who shall be convicted of wilful and corrupt perjury, or, subornation of perjury, by procuring another person to commit wilful and corrupt perjury; shall be fined in a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, be placed in the pillory not exceeding four hours, and be cropped and branded as aforesaid, and shall be imprisoned for a term not exceeding three years, or shall suffer all or any of said punishments, at the discretion of the court.

Sec. 17. And be it further enacted, That every person Inciting to who shall wilfully and corruptly endeavor to incite or perjury. procure another person to commit wilful and corrupt perjury, and the person so incited do not commit such perjury, shall be fined not exceeding five hundred dollars, and shall be imprisoned for a term not exceeding one year.

Sec. 18. And be it further enacted, That if any person shall Bribery. directly or indirectly, give any sum or sums of money, or any other bribe, present or reward, or any promise, contract or obligation, or security for the payment or delivery of any money, present or reward, or any other thing, to obtain or procure the opinion, judgment, verdict or sentence of any judge, justice or juror, in any controversy, matter or cause, depending before him or them, the said person, and the judge, justice or juror, who shall in any wise accept, receive or agree for the same, shall be fined not exceeding two thousand dollars, and be imprisoned for a term not exceeding two years, and shall for ever thereafter be disqualified from holding any office of honor, trust or profit, under this State.

Sec. 19. And be it further enacted, That every person Voluntary who shall commit voluntary manslaughter shall be fined man...

e slaughter. not exceeding one thousand dollars, and shall be imprisoned for a term not less than six months, nor more than two years, according to the nature and enormity of the offence, and shall find security for his good behavior, at the discretion of the court.

Sec. 20. And be it further enacted, That whensoever any Involunperson shall be charged with involuntary manslaughter,

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charge such person with a misdemeanor ; or the said attorney-general, or other person prosecuting for the State, may charge bath offences in the same indictment, in which case the jury may acquit the party of one, and find him

or her guilty of the other. Cutting Sec. 21. And be it further enacted, That if any person on

purpose, and of malice aforethought, shall unlawfully cut out or disable the tongue, put out an eye, slit the nose, bite off or cut off the nose, ear or lip, or cut off or disable any limb or member of another, with intention to maim, or disfigure such person; or shall voluntarily, maliciously and of purpose, pull out or put out an eye, while fighting or otherwise, every such offender, his or her aiders, abettors and counsellors, shall be fined not less than fifty nor more than two thousand dollars; three-fourth parts thereof to the party injured, and one-fourth part to the State ; and shall be imprisoned for a term not exceed

ing two years. Duelling Sec. 22. And be il further enacted, That every person

who shall voluntarily and from malice, displeasure, fury or revenge, engage in a duel with sword or pistol, or other dangerous weapon, to the hazard of life, although death doth not ensue thereby, shall be carried publicly in a cart to the gallows, with a rope about his neck, and set thereon for the space of one hour, with a rope about his neck as aforesaid, and be imprisoned for a term not exceeding one year, or shall suffer either or both said penalties, at the discretion of the court.

23. And be it further enacted, That every person constealing victed of horse-stealing, or of being accessary thereto be

fore the fact, shall restore the horse, mare or gelding stolen, to the owner or owners thereof, and shall pay to him, her or them the value thereof; and in case the same shall not be restored, shall pay two-fold such value, shall be fined not exceeding one thousand dollars, and be imprisoned not exceeding three years, and whipped not ex

ceeding one hundred stripes. Accessa- Sec. 24. And be it further enacted, That every personi thes fefore who shall aid, assist, abet, counsel, hire, command or pro

cure any person to commit the crime of murder, rape, sodomy, arson, robbery or burglary, is and shall be considered an accessary before the fact to the principal offender or offenders, and shall suffer the like punishment as is by law assigned to the crime, to the commission of which he shall be so accessary.

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