Forgery, Abolition of Punishment of Death Act 1832

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Long titleAn Act for abolishing the Punishment of Death in certain Cases of Forgery
Citation2&3 Will.4 c. 123
Territorial extent United Kingdom
Royal assent16 August 1832
Commencement16 August 1832
Other legislation
Amended byForgery Act 1837
Status: Repealed

The Forgery, Abolition of Punishment of Death Act 1832 (2&3 Will.4 c. 123) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. It abolished the death penalty for all offences of forgery,[1] except for forging wills and certain powers of attorney.[2] (The exception was abolished in 1837.[3])

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  1. ^ Section 1
  2. ^ Section 2
  3. ^ Forgery Act 1837 (7 Will.4 & 1 Vict. c. 84), section 1
  • Public General Statutes, London: J. Richards, 1832; page 857