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Comptroller of the Currency not less than five reports during each and every year, according to the form which may be prescribed by him, verified by the oath or affirmation of
the president or cashier of such association, and attested by Details of reports. the signature of at least three of the directors; which report
shall exhibit, in detail and under appropriate heads, the
resources and liabilities of the association at the close of Reports to be business on any past day to be by him specified, and shall sent to the Comp. transmit such report to the Comptroller within five days
after the receipt of a request or requisition therefor from him; and the report of each association above required, in
the same form in which it is made to the Comptroller, shall -also to be pub- be published in a newspaper published in the place where
such association is established, or if there be no newspaper in the place, then in the one published nearest thereto in the same county, at the expense of the association; and such proof of publication shall be furnished as may be re
quired by the Comptroller. Special reports.
And the Comptroller shall have power to call for special reports from any particular association whenever in his judgment the same shall be necessary in order to a full and complete knowledge of its condition.
Any association failing to make and transmit any such report shall be subject to a penalty of one hundred dollars for each day after five days that such bank shall delay to make and transmit any report as aforesaid; and in case any association shall delay or refuse to pay the penalty herein imposed when the same shall be assessed by the Comptroller of the Currency, the amount of such penalty may be retained by the Treasurer of the United States, upon the order of the Comptroller of the Currency, out of the interest, as it may become due to the association, on the bonds deposited with him to secure circulation; and all sums of money collected for penalties under this section shall be paid into the Treasury of the United States.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, in addition to said reports, each national banking association shall report to the Comptroller of the Currency the amount of each dividend declared by said association, and the amount of net
Additional reports of divi. dends and net earnings.
earnings in excess of said dividends, which report shall be made within ten days after the declaration of each dividend, and attested by the oath of the president or cashier of said association, and a failure to comply with the provisions of this section shall subject such association to the penalties provided in the foregoing section.
Approved, March 3, 1869.
ACT OF MARCH 3, 1869, CHAPTER 135.
AN ACT IN REFERENCE TO CERTIFYING CHECKS BY NATIONAL BANKS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Checks not to be it shall be unlawful for any officer, clerk, or agent of any drawn against ao national bank to certify any check drawn upon said bank tual deposits. unless the person or company drawing said check shall have on deposit in said bank at the time such check is certified an amount of money equal to the amount specified in such check; and any check so certified by duly authorized officers Certified checks shall be a good and valid obligation against such bank; and Penalty for violar any officer, clerk, or agent of any national bank violating tion of law. the provisions of this act shall subject such bank to the liabilities and proceedings on the part of the Comptroller as provided for in section fifty of the national banking law, approved June third, eighteen hundred and sixty-four.
Approved, March 3, 1869.
ACT OF APRIL 6, 1869, CHAPTER 11.
AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED “AN ACT TO PROVIDE A NATIONAL CUR
RENCY SECURED BY A PLEDGE OF UNITED STATES BONDS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives Aiding or abetof the United States of America in Congress assembled, That ting officers &c. every person who shall aid or abet any officer or agent of any bezzlement of association in doing any of the acts enumerated in section
unlawful acts, fifty-five of an act entitled "An act to provide a national punishable.
funds and other
currency secured by a pledge of United States bonds, and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof,” approved June third, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, with intent to defraud or deceive, shall be liable to the same punishment therein provided for the principal.
Approved, April 6, 1869.
ACT OF JULY 8, 1870, CHAPTER 226.
AN ACT TO DECLARE THE CONSTRUCTION OF SECTION FIFTY-FIVE OF AN ACT
ENTITLED "AN ACT TO PROVIDE A NATIONAL CURRENCY SECURED BY A PLEDGE
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives To what officers of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That penalty against
section fifty-five of the act entitled "An act to provide a nashall apply. tional currency secured by a pledge of United States bonds,
and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof, approved June three, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, and all acts amendatory of said section, shall be construed to apply to every president, director, cashier, teller, clerk, or agent of any banking association, whether organized under the aforesaid act or under the act entitled "An act to provide a national currency secured by a pledge of United States bonds, and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof,'' approved February twenty-five, eighteen hundred and sixty-three.
Approved, July 8, 1870.
ACT OF JULY 12, 1870, CHAPTER 252.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE REDEMPTION OF THE THREE PER CENT, TEMPOR
ARY LOAN CERTIFICATES, AND FOR AN INCREASE OF NATIONAL BANK NOTES.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives Additional circu- of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That
fifty-four millions of dollars in notes for circulation may be issued to national banking associations, in addition to the three hundred millions of dollars authorized by the twentysecond section of the “Act to provide a national currency secured by a pledge of United States bonds, and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof,” approved June three, eighteen hundred and sixty-four;
And the amount of notes so provided shall be furnished How distributed. to banking associations organized or to be organized in those States and Territories having less than their proportion under the apportionment contemplated by the provisions of the “Act to amend an act to provide a national currency, secured by a pledge of United States bonds, and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof," approved March three, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, and the bonds deposited with the Treasurer of the United States, to secure the additional circulating notes herein authorized, shall be of any description of bonds of the United States bearing interest in coin, but a new apportionment of the increased circulation herein provided for shall be made as soon as practicable, based upon the census of eighteen hundred and seventy: Provided, That if applications for the circulation herein authorized shall not be made within one year after the passage of this act by banking associations organized or to be organized in States having less than their proportion, it shall be lawful for the Comptroller of the Currency to issue such circulation to banking associations applying for the same in other States or Territories having less than their proportion, giving the preference to such as have the greatest deficiency;
And provided further, That no banking association here- Circulation after organized shall have a circulation in excess of five currency banks hundred thousand dollars.
$500,000 each. SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That at the end of each comptroller to month after the passage of this act it shall be the duty of report, monthly, the Comptroller of the Currency to report to the Secretary of the Treasury the amount of circulating notes issued, under the provisions of the preceding section, to national banking associations during the previous month;
Whereupon the Secretary of the Treasury shall redeem Three per cent. and cancel an amount of the three per centum temporary
certificates to be
not to exceed
amount of issue.
redeemed and canceled.
loan certificates issued under the acts of March two, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and July twenty-five, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, not less than the amount of circulating notes so reported, and may, if necessary, in order
to procure the presentation of such temporary loan certifiNotice to holders cates for redemption, give notice to the holders thereof, by of three per cent publication or otherwise, that certain of said certificates
(which shall be designated by number, date, and amount) shall cease to bear interest from and after a day to be designated in such notice, and that the certificates so designated shall no longer be available as any portion of the lawful money reserve in possession of any national banking association, and after the day designated in such notice no interest shall be paid on such certificates, and they shall not thereafter be counted as a part of the reserve of any banking association.
No longer to be held as part of the bank re serves.
NATIONAL GOLD BANKS AND GOLD NOTES.
Banks may have
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That upon the deposit circulation re
of any United States bonds, bearing interest payable in deemable in gold coin.
gold, with the Treasurer of the United States, in the manner prescribed in the nineteenth and twentieth sections of the national currency act, it shall be lawful for the Comptroller of the Currency to issue to the association making the same circulating notes of different denominations, not less than five dollars, not exceeding in amount eighty per centum of the par value of the bonds deposited, which notes shall bear upon their face the promise of the association to which they are issued to pay them, upon presentation at the office of the association, in gold coin of the United
States, and shall be redeemable upon such presentation in Circulation of
such coin: Provided, That no banking association organgold banks not to ized under this section shall have a circulation in excess exceed $1,000,000
of one million of dollars.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That every national cent. of circular, banking association formed under the provisions of the pretion to be kept in coin.
ceding section of this act shall at all times keep on hand not less than twenty-five per centum of its outstanding circulation in gold or silver coin of the United States, and
Reserve of 25 per