SEC. 97-17-45. Larceny; stealing bond, note, bill, securities, etc.; proof of value.
If any person shall steal any bond, covenant, note, bank-bill, bill of exchange, draft, order, receipt, or other evidence of debt, or chose in action, or any public security issued by the United States, or any state, or any instrument whereby any demand, right, or obligation shall be created, increased, released, extinguished, or diminished, the money due thereon, or secured thereby, and remaining unsatisfied, or which in any event might be collected thereon, or the value of the property transferred or affected thereby, as the case may be, shall be deemed the value of the article sold, without further proof thereof.
SOURCES: Codes, Hutchinson's 1848, ch. 64, art. 12, Title 4(67); 1857, ch. 64, art. 193; 1871, Sec. 2654; 1880, Sec. 2904; 1892, Sec. 1176; 1906, Sec. 1254; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 984; 1930, Sec. 1012; 1942, Sec. 2244.