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1524a. Revocable permit to Saint Elizabeths Hospital to use cer. tain lands.The Secretary of War is authorized to grant a revocable permit to the Saint Elizabeths Hospital for the use of such portions of land as are at present not under lease and such other portions thereof as leases thereof expire, of that portion of land lying along Anacostia Flats which has been reclaimed by the War Department and is valuable for farming purposes. Act of Oct. 6, 1917 (40 Stat., 373).

1525a. Admission of insane prisoners of war and interned persons.—Interned persons and prisoners of war, under the jurisdiction of the War Department, who are or may become insane hereafter shall be entitled to admission for treatment to Saint Elizabeths Hospital. Id.

1526a. Transfer to public hospitals of patients entitled to treaiment in Saint Elizabeths Hospital.The Secretary of War is authorized, during the existing emergency, to transfer to the various public hospitals for the care of the insane, patients of every class entitled to treatment in Saint Elizabeths Hospital and that are admitted on order of the Secretary of War. Id.

1526b. Transfer of insane from military hospitals to nearest public hospitals.—The Secretary of War is authorized to transfer from any military hospital to the nearest available public hospital for the care of the insane any insane patient who is in need of treatment, preference being given to the hospital nearest to the place of the patient's enlistment. Id.

1526c. Same-Jurisdiction of superintendents over patients 80 trunsferred.The superintendent of such public hospital shall possess the right to retain the aforementioned class of patients in his hospital in the same manner and to the same extent as now possessed by the Superintendent of Saint Elizabeths Hospital. Id.

1526d. Transfer of part of appropriations for Saint Elizabeths llospital to public hospitals for support, etc., of patients received therein.-The Superintendent of Saint Elizabeths Hospital, with tho approval of the Secretary of the Interior, shall transfer to the various public liospitals out of the various appropriations made by Congress for the support and treatment of patients in Saint Elizabeths Hospital a sum suflicient to pay for the support and treatment of patients sent to public hospitals as herein provided, based upon the per capita cost of maintenance in Saint Elizabeths Iłospital, said payment not to exceed at any time the exact cost of support and treatment of such patients. Id.

CHAPTER XXXVIII.

FLAG AND SEAL OF THE UNITED STATES.

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ments, etc., punishment.----- 1531b Falsely making. forging, etc.,

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pusses, etc., punishment... 15310

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tion, or improper use of ----- 1529a Sume-Flag, standard, colors, etc., detined

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ing, etc., seal of executive departments, etc., to certificate, instrument, etc., or wrongfully etc., using such certificate, instrument, etc., punishment

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1529a. The flag in the District of Columbin, desecration, mutilation, or improper use of.--Herca fter any person who, within the District of Columbia, in any manner, for exhibition or display, shall place or cause to be placed any word, figure, mark, picture, design, drawing or any advertisement of any nature upon any flag, standaril, colors or ensign of the United States of America; or shall expose or cause to be exposed to public view any such flag, standard, colors or ensign upon which shall have been printed, painted or otherwise placed, or to which shall be attached, appended, affixed or annexed any word, figure, mark, picture, design or drawing, or any advertisement of any nature; or who, within the District of Columbia, shall manufacture, sell, expose for sale or to public view or give away or hare in possession for sale or to be given away or for use for any purpose, any article or substance being an article of merchandise, or a receptacle for merchandise or article or thing for carrying or transporting merchandise, upon which shall have been printed, painted, attached or otherwise placed a representation of any such flag, standard, colors or ensign, to advertise, call attention to, decorate, mark or distinguish the article or substance on which so placed; or who, within the District of Columbia, shall publicly mutilate, deface, defilo or defy, trample upon or cast contempt, either by word or act, upon any such flag, standard, colors or ensign, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $100 or by imprisonment for not more than thirty days, or both, in the discretion of the court. Act of Feb. 8, 1917 (39 Stat. 900).

1529b. Same-Flag, standard, colors, etc., defined.—The words “flag, standard, colors, or ensign," as used herein, shall include any flag, standard, colors, ensign or any picture or representation of either, or of any part or parts of either, made of any substance or represented on any substance, of any size evidently purporting to be either of said flag, standard, colors, or ensign of the United States of America or a picture or a representation of either, upon which shall be shown the colors, the Stars and Stripes, in any number of either wereof, or of any part or parts of either, by which the average person seeing the same without deliberation may believe the same to represent the flag, colors, standard or ensign of the United States of America. Id.

COUNTERFEITING GOVERNMENT SEAL.

1531a. Fraudulently or wrongfully affixing, etc., seal of executive departments, etc., to certificate, instrument, etc., or wrongfully, etc., using such certificate, instrument, etc., punishment.-Whoever shall fraudulently or wrongfully affix or impress the seal of any executive department, or of any bureau, commission, or office of the United States, to or upon any certificate, instrument, commission, document, or paper of any description; or whoever, with knowledge of its fraudulent character, shall with wrongful or fraudulent intent use, buy, procure, sell, or transfer to another any such certificate, instrument, commission, document, or paper, to which or upon which said seal has been so fraudulently affixed or impressed, shall be fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. Title X, Sec. 1, Act of June 15, 1917 (40 Stat. 227).

1531b. Same-Falsely making, forging, etc., seal of executive departments, etc., punishment.-Whoever shall falsely make, forge, counterfeit, mutilate, or alter, or cause or procure to be made, forged, counterfeited, mutilated, or altered, or shall willingly assist in falsely making, forging, counterfeiting, mutilating, or altering, the seal of any executive department, or any bureau, commission, or oflice of the United States, or whoever shall knowingly use, aflix, or impress any such fraudulently made, forged, counterfeited, mutilated, or altered seal to or upon any certificate, instrument, commission, document, or paper, of any description, or whoever with wrongful or fraudulent intent shall have possession of any such falsely made, forged, counterfeited, mutilated, or altered seal, knowing the same to have been so falsely made, forged, counterfeited, mutilated, or altered, shall be fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both. Sec. 2, id., 228.

1531c. Falsely making, forging, etc., naval, military, or official passes, etc., punishment.-Whoever shall falsely make, forge, counterfeit, alter, or tamper with any naval, military, or official pass or permit, issued by or under the authority of the United States, or with wrongful or fraudulent intent shall use or have in his possession any such pass or permit, or shall personate or falsely represent himself to be or not to be a person to whom such pass or permit has been duly issued, or shall willfully allow any other person to have or use any such pass or permit, issued for his use alone, shall be fined not more than $2,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. Sec. 3, id.

(For general provisions of this act applicable to this title, see paragraphs 14754-1475t. )

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