Every person who shall knowingly send or deliver, or shall make, and, for the purpose of being sent or delivered, shall part with the possession of any letter or writing with or without a name subscribed thereto, or signed with a fictitious name, or with any letter, mark, or other designation, threatening therein to accuse any person of a crime or to do any injury to the person or property of any one, with a view or intent to extort or gain money or property of any description belonging to another, shall be guilty of an attempt to rob, and shall, on conviction be punished by imprisonment in the penitentiary not exceeding five years. SOURCES: Codes, Hutchinson's 1848, ch. 64, art. 12, Title 4 (58); 1857, ch. 64, art. 223; 1871, § 2677; 1880, § 2947; 1892, § 1287; 1906, § 1364; Hemingway's 1917, § 1100; 1930, § 1129; 1942, § 2365.