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feited, shall be deemed guilty of counterfeiting, and being thereof duly convicted, shall be punished by confinement in the penitentiary for a term not less than one year nor inore than fourteen years.

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Sec. 56. Every person who shall have in his or her

Receiving coun. possession, or receive for any other person, any counterfeit torfeitcoin. gold or silver coin or coins of the species now current or hereafter to be current in this territory, with intent to utter or pass the same, or to permit, cause or procure the same to be uttered or passed, with intent to defraud any person or persons, body politic or corporate, knowing the same to be counterfeit, and being thereof duly convicted, shall be punished by confinement in the penitentiary for a term not less than one year nor more than fourteen years.

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Sec. 57. Every person who shall have in his or her

Receiving forged possession, or shall receive from any other person, any forged promissory note or notes, treasury notes, bond or bank bill or bills, for the payment of money with intent to utter or pass the same, or permit, cause or procure the same to be uttered or passed, with intent to defraud any person or persons, body politic or corporate, whether such person or persons, body politic or corporate, reside in or belong to this territory or not, knowing the same to be forged or counterfeited; or shall have or keep in his or her possession any blank or unfinished note, treasury note, bond or blank bill, made in the form or similitude of any promissory note, treasury note, bond, draft, receipt or bill, for the payment of money, made to be issued by any incorporated bank or banking company in this territory or elsewhere, or by the government of the United States, with intent to fill up and complete such blank and unfinished note, treasury note, bond, draft, receipt ur bill, or to permit or cause or procure the same to be filled up and completed, in order to utter or pass the same, or to permit or cause or procure the same to be uttered or passed to defraud any person or persons, body politic or corporate, whether in this territory or elsewhere, shall, upon conviction

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thereof, be punished by confinement in the penitentiary for a

term not less than one year, nor more than fourteen years. Consterfeiting SEC. 58. Every person who shall have in his possession,

or receive for any other person, any counterfeit gold or silver coin, or any counterfeit uncoined gold in bars or otherwise, or any counterfeit gold dust, now current, or that shall hereafter be current in this territory by law or usage, with intent to utter or pass the same, or perinit, cause or procure the same to be utterei or passed with intent to defraud any person, body politic or corporate, knowing the same to be counterfeit, shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by imprisonment in the penitentiary for a term not less than one year, and not more than fourteen years.

SEC. 59. Every person who shall mingle or procure to be mingled with any uncoined gold or gold dust now current, or which shall hereafter be current in this territory, any counterfeit gold dust or counterfeit uncoined gold, or any base metal or substance whatever, with intent to utter or pass the same, or procure the same to be uttered or passed as gold dust or uncoined gold, shall, on conviction thereof, bə punished by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars, or by confinement in the penitentiary for a teru not less than one year, nor more than fourteen years.

SEC. 60. Every person who, with intent to defraud, shall impair falsely, clip, scale, lighten or diminish any gold or silver coin now current, or that shall hereafter bo by law or usage in this territory, shall be deemed guilty of forgery, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished (by confinement] in the penitentiary for a term not less than one year nor more than fourteen years.

Sec. 61. Every person who shall make, pass, utter or Pissing ficti.

publish with intent to defraud any person or persons, bodypolitic or corporate, either in this territory or elsewhere, or with like intent, shall attempt to pass, utter or publish, or shall have in his or her possession, with like intent to pass, utter or publish any fictitious bill, note or check, purporting to be the bill, note or check, or other instrument of writing,

Inpalring value of coin.

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for the payment of money or property of some bank, corporation, co-partnership or individual, when, in fact, there shall be no such bank, corporation, co-partnership or individual in existence, the said person knowing the bill, note, check or instrument of writing, for the payment of money or property, to be fictitious, shall be deemed guilty of the crime of forgery, and on conviction thereof shall be punished by confinement in the penitentiary for a term not less than one year nor more then fourteen years.

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Sec. 62. Every person who shall make or knowingly Making appar have in his possession any die or dies, plate or plates, or feiting. any apparatus, paper, metal, machine or other thing whatever made use of in counterfeiting the coin now current, or hereafter to be current in this territory, or in counterfeiting bank notes, treasury notes, bonds or bills, whether such bank be situate in this territory or not, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by confinement in the penitentiary for a term not less than one year nor more than fourteen years; and all such dies, plates, apparatus, paper, metal or machines, intended for the purposes aforesaid, shall be destroyed.

SEC. 63. On the trial of any person for forging any bill or note purporting to be the bill or note of some incorporated company or bank, or for passing or attempting to pass, or having in possession with intent to pass any such forged bill or note, it shall not be necessary to prove the incorporation of any such bank or company by the charter or act of incorporation, but the same may be proved by general reputation.

SEC. 64. Any person of skill may be a witness to prove that such bill or note is forged or counterfeited.

Proof of incorporation.

Witness.

territorial seal.

SEC. 65. Every person who shall fraudulently forge, Counterfeiting deface, corrupt or counterfeit the seal of this territory, or the seal of any court or public officer, by law entitled to have and use a seal, and shall make use of the same, or shall forge or counterfeit the signature of any public officer,

TITLE VII.

Crimes and Offenses against Public Justice.

SEC. 66. Every person having taken a lawful oath or made affirmation in any judicial proceeding, or in any other matter where by law, an oath or affirmation is required, who shall swear or affirm willfully, corruptly and falsely in a matter material to the issue or point in question, or shall suborn any other person to swear or affirm as aforesaid, shall be deemed guilty of perjury, or subornation of perjury, as the case may be, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished Punishment. by confinement in the penitentiary for a term not less than one year nor more than fourteen years.

Subornation of perjury.

SEC. 67. Every person who by willful and corrupt perjury or subornation of perjury, shall procure the conviction and execution of any innocent person, shall be deemed and adjudged guilty of murder, and upon conviction thereof shall suffer the punishment of death.

SEC. 68. In every indictment for perjury or subornation of perjury, it shall be sufficient to set forth the substance of the defense charged upon the defendant, and before what court or authority the oath or affirmation was taken, averring such court or authority to have had full power to administer the same, together with the proper averment or averments to falsify the matter or matters wherein the perjury is assigned, without setting forth any part of the records or proceedings either in law or equity, other than as aforesaid, and without setting forth the commission or authority of the court, or other authority before whom the

Perjury.

Perjured witness, when guilty of murder.

or shall unlawfully and corruptly, or with evil intent, affix any of the said true seals to any commission, deed, warrant, pardon, certificate or other writing, or who shall have in his possession or custody, any such counterfeit seal, and shall willfully conceal the same knowing it to be falsely made and counterfeited, and shall thereof be convicted, shall be punished by confinement in the penitentiary for a term not less than one year nor more than fourteen years.

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perjury was committed or the form of the oath or affirmation,
or the manner of administering the same.

Sec. 69. If any person or persons shall directly or
indirectly give any sum or sums of money, or any other tice of the prace,
bribe, present or reward, or any promise, contract, obliga-
tion or security for the payment or delivery of any money,
present, reward or any other thing to obtain or procure the
opinion, judgment or decree of any judge or justice of the
peace acting within this territory, or to corrupt, induce or
influence such judge or justice of the peace, to be more
favorable to one side than to the other in any suit, matter
or cause vlepending or to be brought before him or them, or

Judicialomicer, shall directly or indirectly give any sum or sums of money, when guilty of present or reward, or any promise, contract, obligation or security for the payment or delivery of any money, present or reward or other thing to obtain, procure or influence the vote of any member of the legislative assembly, or to incline, induce or influence any such member of the legislative assembly to be more favorable to one side than to the other, on any question, election, matter or thing pending or to be brougit before the legislative assembly, or either house thereof, the person so giving any money, bribe, present or reward, promise, contract, obligation or security, with intent and for the purpose aforesaid, and the judge, justice of the peace, or member of the legislative assembly, who shall in any wise accept or receive the same, shall be deemed guilty of bribery, and on conviction thereof shall be punished by confinement in the penitentiary for a term not less than one year nor more than five years.

Sec. 70. If any person shall directly or indirectly give Attempt to bribo any sum or sums of money, or any other bribe, present or reward, or any promise, contract, obligation or security for the payment of any money, present or reward, or any other thing, to any judge, justice of the peace, sheriff, coroner, clerk, constable, jailor, attorney general or prosecuting attorney, member of the legislativo assembly or other officer, ministerial or judicial, (except such

other officers.

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