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BANKS. 13 iV. Pe it jurthn enacteil, Thiit if a direc*r)f or nnv other on'n^er. ^Ty^y^^ f,f ,r. a^pnt or servant of sii'd curporatmn, shall finh-r/zlf any of tho funds i- ^ ; q^^. belonging to the said bank, with i><teiit to (Ii'/nuu] said i-orporation, ed felony. o tr.ake false entries upon the book? of said b:i::k, with i ti-nt to de-fnuid said corporation, or nny other person whatsoever said officer, agent or servant, s'la'! he held and deeme(l auilty of felonv, and upon conviction thcrenf by due course of law, sliallbe punish d bv fine, at th*" discretion of the court, and ijnprisonment notexceedino- fii-e years. XI. Be it further enacted, That if any person shall falsely make, forire or counterfeit, or cause or procure to be falsely made, forifed or counterfeited, or willinijly aid or assist in fiilse'v makinaf forijino- -n \. r or counterioitincr. any bill or note in iminitation of, or purportmsr to p(,„,^,p,. jj-o. be a bill or note iss'i^d bv order of the President and Directors oforforgcr/. '^ the Merchants bank of Nf^wbern, or any order or-check upon said bank or corporation, or any cashier thereof, or shall falsely alter or cause or- procure to be falsely altered, or willinfrly aid or assist in falsely alterin;^ any bill or note issued by order of the said corpora-tion, or any order or check on snid bank, or any cashier thereof, or ' shall pass or receive with intent to pass, utter or publish as true any false, forced or counterfeited bill or note purportinjT; to be a bil'-or note issued by order of the said corporation, or any false ^nrwd or counterfeited order or check upon the said bank or any cashier there-of, know mq; the same to be falsely forced or counter'eited, or shall pass or receive with intent to pass or attetiipt to pas.% utter or pul li.-^h as true, any falsely altered bill or note, issued by order of the said bank, or any falsely altered order or check on said Bank, or any cashier thereof, knowing- the same to be falsely at r d with in-tention to defraud the said corporation, or any other body politic, or person or persons, every such person «hall be deemed ijuilty of felo-ny and being thereof convicted by due course of law, shall be impris-oned not exceeding ten years, and fined not exceeding five thousand dollars. XII. Be it further enacted. That the President or cashier of the said bank shall annually pay into the treasury of the State, twenty- Tax on stonv five cents on eaf'h share of .•<aid capital stock which may have been subscribed for and paid in ; and the first payment of said tax, shall be made twelve months after the said bank shall have commenced operations. XIII. Be it further enacted. That the directors of said bank may Semi-annual declare semi-annually dividends of the profits thereof; and if at any '^^ividends. time more than the real profits be divided, the directors assenting thereto, shall be responsible in their private capacities to creditors who have claims against the said institution. XIV Beitfurther enacted, Thatthe presidentofthisbank shall in the ^\n,^i,jl^,aio, first week in December, in each and every year, transmit to the Gen- nient.s lo be oral Assembly, a full statement of the condition of the bank ; exhibit- iTia<|e i. ihe ing the amourit of capital notes in circulation ; debt due toother banks, ^'-'o"*'^^^""^- and to what banks ; deposites, and all other particulars necessary to explain the debit side of the account; also specie on hand; notes of other banks ; other funds specially enumerated ; debts due fiom other banks, and what banks; bills of exchange; debt on bonds and notes discounted, specifying in one item the amount due from stockholders, and in ann»her the amount due from directors, not however using an<y' i)erson's name in either case, and amount of real estate.
iV. Pe it jurthn enacteil, Thiit if a direc*r)f or nnv other on'n^er. ^Ty^y^^ f,f ,r.
a^pnt or servant of sii'd curporatmn, shall finh-r/zlf any of tho funds i- ^ ; q^^.
belonging to the said bank, with i>|