||COMPILED LAWS OF UTAH. Ill CHAPTER II. OF COMMISSIONERS OF DEEDS IN STATES AND OTHER TERRITORIES. Section. Section. 137. Commissioners may be appointed 140. Seal and signature same force as to take acknowledgments, etc., out seal and signature of notary public. of Territory. 141. What fees may demand. 188. Oaths administered by. 142. Authority of commissioners ap- 139. To send oath and signature to sec- pointed by States and other Territo- retary of Territory. ries. An Act authorizing the governor to appoint commissioners to take acknowledgments of deeds or other contracts and affidavits, and depositions in the States and other Territories of the United States. [Approved February 18,1868.1 (137.) Sec. 1. Be it enacted Vy the Governor and Legis-latwe Assembly of the Territory of Utah : That the gov-ernor may appoint in each of the States and other Territo-ries of the United States one or more Commissioners, to continue in office during the pleasure of the governor; and such commissioners are empowered to administer oaths and to take depositions and affidavits to be used in this Territory, and also to take acknowledgment or proof of deeds or other instruments to be recorded in this Territory. (138.) Sec. 2. Oaths administered by any such com-missioner, affidavits and depositions taken by him, and acknowledgments as aforesaid, certified by him under his hand and appropriate seal, are made as effectual in law, for all intents and purposes, as if done and certified by a justice of the peace in this Territory.. (139.) Sec. 3. Before such commissioner can perform to send oath ' r and signature any of the duties of his office, he is required to take and to secretary, subscribe an oath that he will faithfully perform said duties, which oath shall be taken and subscribed before some judge or clerk of a court of record in the State or Territory in which the commissioner is to exercise his appointment, and be certified under the hand of the person taking it and the seal of his court; he is also required to file the oath and certificate together with his signature on paper and a clear impression of his seal on wax or wafer in the office of the secretary of this Territory.