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Manual for Notaries Public, 9th Ed.

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This edition of Anderson's Manual for Notaries Public is a unique quick-reference and its format provides a reliable resource for prompt answers to the questions, problems, and dilemmas that typically arise. The text covers various topics including appointment, authority and duties, fees chargeable, oaths, affidavits, acknowledgments, depositions, seals, and commercial paper. The text portion of the manual is followed by a section containing up-to-date relevant statutory provisions from every state.

Notaries public can learn how to:

•  Attest and certify official documents and signatures
•  Protest notes and bills of exchange
•  Charge fees and keep accurate record
•  Handle negotiable instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code
•  Differentiate the practice of law from notarial service

Anderson's Manual for Notaries Public also includes helpful comparative charts, a glossary of legal terms presented in plain language, and a comprehensive index.

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Table of Contents

 Part I: Text

Table of Basic Information

Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1 Generally.

1.2 Origin and early history of office.

1.3 What a notary should know.

1.4 What a notary may not do.

1.5 Authority and duties.

1.6 Removal.

Chapter 2. The Office of Notary Public

2.1 Qualifications of applicant.

2.2 Application.

2.3 Appointment.

2.4 Bond.

2.5 Oath of office.

2.6 Commission.

2.7 Term of office.

2.8 Territorial jurisdiction.

2.9 Disqualifications.

2.10 Signature.

(A) Electronic signatures.

(B) Digital signatures.

(C) Digital certificate.

(D) Digital notarization.

(E) Current legislation.

(F) Uniform Electronic Transactions Act.

2.11 Expiration of commission.

2.12 Seal.

2.13 Records.

2.14 Fees.

2.15 Civil Liability.

2.16 Offenses and penalties.

2.17 Safe deposit boxes.

2.18 Oaths.

(A) General.

(B) Manner of administering.

(C) Forms of oath.

(D) Who may administer.

2.19 Affidavits.

(A) General.

(B) Component parts.

(C) The caption.

(D) Introductory statement.

(E) Allegations.

(F) Signatures.

(G) Jurat.

(H) Seal.

(I) General forms of affidavits.

(J) Specimen form of affidavit in legal proceeding.

(K) Before whom affidavits made.

2.20 Acknowledgments.

(A) General.

(B) Instruments requiring acknowledgment.

(C) Officers authorized to take.

(D) Disqualification of officer.

(E) Manner of taking acknowledgment.

(F) Corporate acknowledgment.

(G) Certificate of acknowledgment.

1. Component parts.

2. General form.

3. Venue

4. Introductory clause.

5. Date.

(H) Name and identity of officer.

1. Presence of grantor.

2. Name of grantor.

3. Knowledge of identity.

4. Voluntary nature of acknowledgment.

5. Married women.

6. Testimonium clause.

7. Officer's signature.

8. Seal of officer.

9. Date of expiration of commission.

(I) Authentication of officer's authority.

(J) Proving deeds.

2.21 Depositions.

(A) General.

(B) Right to take depositions.

(C) Classification.

(D) Who may take depositions.

(E) Notice of intention to take.

(F) Manner of taking depositions in general.

(G) Taking under agreement or stipulation.

(H) Swearing the witness.

(I) Writing of depositions.

(J) Signing of depositions.

(K) Caption, preamble, and appearances.

(L) Form of deposition.

(M) Officer's certificate.

(N) Interpreters.

(O) Adjournments.

(P) Objections.

(Q) Exhibits.

(R) Filing of deposition.

(S) Compelling attendance of witness.

(T) Punishment for contempt.

2.22 Commercial paper under the Uniform Commercial Code.

(A) General.

(B) Presentment of bills for acceptance.

1. Time.

2. Excused.

(C) Dishonor by nonacceptance.

(D) Presentment for payment.

1. Time.

2. Sufficiency.

3. Place.

(E) To whom made.

1. Delay excused.

2. Dispensed with.

(F) Dishonor by nonpayment.

(G) Protest.

1. Time for making.

2. Place.

3. Contents of certificate.

4. Form of protest.

5. Dispensed with.

6. Record.

7. National bank notes.

(H) Acceptance supra protest.

(I) Payment for honor.

(J) Notice of dishonor.

1. Given by agent.

2. Essentials.

3. Form of notice of dishonor.

4. To whom given.

5. Time of giving.

6. Place.

7. Waiver.

8. Dispensed with.

9. Delay excused.

(K) Promissory note.

(L) Bill of exchange.

(M) Legal holidays.

2.23 Commissioners of deeds.

(A) Appointments.

(B) Oath and seal.

(C) Powers.

2.24 Legal holidays.

Part II: Statutes

Alabama Louisiana Oklahoma
Alaska Maine Oregon
Arizona Maryland Pennsylvania
Arkansas Massachusetts Puerto Rico
California Michigan Rhode Island
Colorado Minnesota South Carolina
Connecticut Mississippi South Dakota
Delaware Missouri Tennessee
District of Columbia Montana Texas
Florida Nebraska Utah
Georgia Nevada Vermont
Hawaii New Hampshire Virgin Islands
Idaho New Jersey Virginia
Illinois New Mexico Washington
Indiana New York West Virginia
Iowa North Carolina Wisconsin
Kansas North Dakota Wyoming
Kentucky Ohio United States

Appendix A. Uniform Commercial Code Table

of Jurisdictions and Citations

Appendix B. Table of Holidays by Jurisdiction