Executive Order 1435

To amend Sections 1 and 2, of Act No. 2, of the Canal Zone Laws, Relating To Notaries Public, Enacted August 17, 1904, and for other purposes.


By virtue of the authority vested in me, I hereby establish the following Executive Order for the Canal Zone:


Article I. Section 1, of Act No. 2, entitled "An act authorizing the appointment of Notaries Public, defining their duties, fixing their terms of office, prescribing their fees, and for other purposes," enacted August 17, 1904, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Section 1. The Head of the Department of Civil Administration is hereby authorized to appoint and commission such number of persons to the office of Notary Public as the public good requires, to hold for three years from the date of their appointment, with jurisdiction co-extensive with the limits of the Canal Zone, or throughout the Judicial Circuit in which the person appointed Notary Public resides, in the discretion of the Head of the Department of Civil Administration and to be stated by him in the certificate of appointment.


Art. II. Section 2 of the above described Act No. 2 is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Sec. 2. The appointment of a Notary Public shall be in writing, signed by the Head of the Department of Civil Administration, and shall be substantially in the following form:
Canal Zone, Isthmus of Panama.
This is to certify that ........ ........, of the ........ Judicial Circuit of the Canal Zone, has this day been appointed by me a Notary Public with jurisdiction coextensive with the limits of the Canal Zone (or with jurisdiction throughout the said Judicial Circuit, as the case may be), for the term of three years from this date.
Witness my official signature at ........, Canal Zone, this ........ day of ........, A. D., 1911.
........ ........,   
Head of the Department of Civil Administration.


Art. III. Any and all appointments of Notaries Public heretofore made under said Act No. 2 with jurisdiction throughout the Canal Zone are hereby ratified and confirmed, and all of the acts and doings of such Notaries done in the Canal Zone outside of their respective Judicial Circuits, if otherwise legal, are hereby validated.

This order shall not be construed to require the reappointment of the existing Notaries Public, but these shall continue in office to the end of their respective terms as though this order had not been established.


Art. IV. This act shall take effect from and after this date.

Signature of William Howard Taft
Wm. H. Taft.

The White House,

November 18, 1911.


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