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In case it shall be made to appear to the [F1commissioners of inland revenue] , at any time hereafter, that any two or more banks have by written contract or agreement (which contract or agreement shall be produced to the said commissioners) become united subsequently to the passing of this Act, it shall be lawful to the said commissioners, upon the application of such united bank, to certify in manner herein-before mentioned the aggregate of the amount of bank notes which such separate banks were previously authorized to issue under the separate certificates previously delivered to them, and so from time to time; and every such certificate shall be published in manner herein-before directed, and from and after such publication the amont therein stated shall be and be deemed to be the limit of the amount of bank notes which such united bank may have in circulation, exclusive of an amount equal to the monthly average amount of the gold and silver coin held by such bank, as herein provided.
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