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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 42: Larceny of paper designated for bank bills

Section 42. Whoever commits larceny of a printed piece of paper or blank designed for issue by any incorporated bank or banking company in the United States as a bank bill, certificate or promissory note, or printed by means of an engraved plate designed for printing such pieces of paper or blanks, with intent to injure or defraud either by uttering or passing the same, or causing or allowing the same to be uttered or passed as true, either with or without alteration or addition, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for life or for any term of years.