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rency bills, by whatever association issued, which have been paid in to the Government for internal revenue, or for loans or stooks.

SEO. 46. That if any such association shall at any time fail to redeem, in the lawful money of the United States, any of its circulating notes, when payment thereof shall be lawfully demanded during the usual hours of business, at the office of such association, or at its place of redemption aforesaid, the holder may cause the same to be protested, in one package, by a notary public, unless the president or cashier of the association, whose notes are presented for payment, or the president or cashier of the association at the place at which they are redeemable, shall offer to waive demand and notice of the protest, and shall, in pursuance of such offer, make, sign, and deliver to the party making such demand, an admission in writing, stating the time of the demand, the amount demanded, and the fact of the non-payment thereof; and such notary public, on making such protest, or upon receiving such admission, shall forthwith forward such admission or notice of protest to the Comptroller of the Currency, retaining a copy thereof. And after such default, on examination of the facts by the Comptroller, and notice by him to the association, it shall not be lawful for the association suffering the same to pay out any of its notes, discount any notes or bills, or otherwise prosecute the business of banking, except to receive and safely keep money belonging to it, and to deliver special deposits. Provided, That if satisfactory proof be produced to such notary public, that the payment of any such notes is restrained by order of any court of competent jurisdiction, such notary public shall not protest the same; and when the holder of such notes shall cause more than one note or package to be protested on the same day, he shall not receive pay for more than one protest.

SEC. 56. That all suits and proceedings arising out of the provisions of this act, in which the United States or its officers or agents shall be parties, shall be conducted by the district attorneys of the several districts, under the direction and supervision of the Solicitor of the Treasury.

Sec. 57. That suits, actions, and proceedings against any association under this act, may be had in any circuit, district, or territorial court of the United States held within the district in which such association may be established; or in any State, county, or municipal court in the county or city in which said association is located, having jurisdiction in similar cases: Provided, however, That all proceedings to enjoin the Comptroller under this act shall be had in a circuit, district, or territorial court of the United States, held in the district in which the association is located.

Sec. 58. That every person who shall mutilate, cut, deface, disfigure, or perforate with holes, or shall unite or cement together,

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or do any other thing to any bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt, issued by any such association, or shall cause or procure the same to be done, with intent to render such bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt unfit to be reissued by said association, shall, upon conviction, forfeit fifty dollars to the association who shall be injured thereby, to be recovered by action in any court having jurisdiction.

SEC. 61. That it shall be the duty of the Comptroller of.the Currency to report annually to Congress at the commencement of its session

First. A summary of the state and condition of every association from whom reports have been received the preceding year, at the several dates to which such reports refer, with an abstract of the whole amount of banking capital returned by them, of the whole amount of their debts and liabilities, the amount of circulating notes outstanding, and the total amount of means and resources, specifying the amount of lawful money held by them at the times of their several returns, and such other information in relation to said associations as, in his judgment may be useful.

Sec. 110. That there shall be levied, collected, and paid a duty of one twenty-fourth of one per centum each month upon the average amount of the deposits of money, subject to payment by check or draft, or represented by certificates of deposit or otherwise, whether payable on demand or at some future day, with any person, bank, association, company or corporation engaged in the business of banking; and a duty of one twenty-fourth of one per centum each month, as aforesaid, upon the average amount of the capital of any bank, association, company or corporation, or person engaged in the business of banking, beyond the amount invested in United States bonds; and a duty of one-twelfth of one per centum each month upon the average amount of circulation issued by any bank, association, corporation, company or person, including as circulation all certified checks and all notes and other obligations circulated or intended to circulate, or to be used as money, but not including that in the vault of the bank, or redeemed and on deposit for said bank, and an additional duty of one-sixth of one per centum each month upon the average amount of such circulation, issued as aforesaid, beyond the amount of ninety per centum of the capital of any such bank, association, corporation, company or person, and upon any amount of such circulation beyond the average amount of the circulation that had been issued as aforesaid by any such bank, association, corporation, company or person, for the six months preceding the first day of July, eighteen hundred and sixty-four. And on the first Monday of August next, and of each month thereafter, a true and accurate return of the amount of circulation, of deposit and of capital, as aforesaid, for the previous month, shall be made and

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rendered in duplicate by each of such banks, associations, corpo. rations, companies or persons, to the assessor of the district in which any such bank, association, corporation or company may be located, or in which such person may reside, with a declaration annexed thereto, and the oath or affirmation of such person, or the president or cashier of such bank, association, corporation or company, in such form and manner as may be prescribed by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, that the same contains a true and faithful statement of the amount of circulation, deposits, and capital, as aforesaid, subject to duty as aforesaid, and shall transmit the duplicate of said return to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, and within twenty days thereafter shall pay to the said Commissioner of Internal Revenue the duties herein before prescribed upon the said amount of circulation, of deposits and of capital, as aforesaid.

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History of Finances, Loans, Bonds, Legal Tender

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Aote Authorizing Loans, and Synopsis of samo.

Acts of July 21, 1841, Authorized a loan of $12,000,000, bearing interest at a rate and April 15, 1842. not exceeding 6 per cent. per annum, and reimbursable at

the will of the Secretary, after six months' notice, or at any time after three years from Jan. 1, 1842. Tho act of April 15, 1842, authorized the loan of an additional sum of $5,000,000, and made the amount obtained on the loan, after the passage of this act, reimbursable after six months' notice, or at any tinio not exceeding twenty years from Jan, 1, 1843. This loan was made for tho pure pose of redeeming outstanding Treasury notes, and to

defray any of the public expenses. Act of Jan. 28, 1817... Authorized the issue of $23,000,000 in Treasury notes, bear

ing interest at a rato not exceeding 6 per cent. per annum, with authority to borrow any portion of tho amount, and issue bonds therefor, bearing interest at a rate not exceeding 6 per cent, and redeomablo after Dec. 31, 1867. The 13th soction authorized the funding of these notes into bonds of the same description. The act limited the amount to be borrowed or issued in Treasury notes, and funded as aforesaid, to $23,000,000, but authorized the funding of Treasury notes issued uuder former acts bn. yond that amount. Tho excess of the $23,000,000 is made

up of Treasury notes fundod under the 14th section. Act of March 31, 1848. Authorized a loan of $16,000,000, bearing interest at a rato

not exceeding 6 per cent. 'per annum, and reimbursablo at any time after twenty years from July 1, 1848. Authority was given to the Socretary to purchase the stock at

any time, Act of Sept. 9, 1850... Authorized the issue of $10,000,000 in bonds, bearing 5 per

cent. interest, and redeemable at the end of fourteen years, to indemnify the State of Texas for her relinquishment of all claims upon the United States for liability of the debts of Texas, and for compensation for the surrender to the United States of her ships, forts, arsenals, custom-houses, &c., which became the property of the

United States at thó time of annexation. Old funded and un. Consisting of unclaimed dividends upon stocks issued beforo funded debts

the year 1800, and those issued during the war of 1812. Actx prior to 1857.... Different issues of Treasury notes......... Act of Dec. 23, 1857.. Authorized an issue of $20,000,000 in Treasury notes, bear

ing interest at a rato not exceeding 6 per cont. per annum, and receivable in payment of all public dues, and to bo redeemed after the expiration of one year from the date

of said notes. Act of June 14, 1858.. Authorized a loan of $20,000,000, bearing interest at a rate

not exceeding 5 per cent. per annum, and reimbursable, at the option of the Government, at any time after the ex

piration of fifteen years from Jan. 1, 1869. Act of June 22, 1860.. Authorized a loan of $21,000,000, bearing interest at a rate

not exceeding 6 per cent. per annum, and reimbursable within a period not beyond twenty years, and not less than ten years, for the redcinption of outstanding Troas

ury notes, and for no other purpose. Act of Dec. 17, 1860.. Authorized an issue of $10,000,000 in Treasury notes to bo

redeemed after the expiration of one year from the dato of issue, and bearing such a rate of interest as may bo offered by tho lowest bidders. Authority was given to issue these notes in payment of warrants in favor of public creditors at their par value, bearing six per cent.

per annum. 818

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