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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 21: Notes, bills, orders or checks as currency

Section 21. Whoever issues or passes a note, bill, order or check, other than foreign bills of exchange, the notes or bills of a bank incorporated by the laws of this commonwealth, of the United States, of some one of the United States or of any of the British provinces of North America, with the intent that the same shall be circulated as currency, shall be punished by a fine of fifty dollars.