US (United States) Code. Title 4. Chapter 2: The Seal

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4 USC CHAPTER 2 - THE SEAL 01/06/03

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TITLE 4 - FLAG AND SEAL, SEAT OF GOVERNMENT, AND THE STATES

CHAPTER 2 - THE SEAL

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CHAPTER 2 - THE SEAL

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41. Seal of the United States.

42. Same; custody and use of.

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4 USC Sec. 41 01/06/03

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TITLE 4 - FLAG AND SEAL, SEAT OF GOVERNMENT, AND THE STATES

CHAPTER 2 - THE SEAL

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Sec. 41. Seal of the United States

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The seal heretofore used by the United States in Congress

assembled is declared to be the seal of the United States.

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(July 30, 1947, ch. 389, 61 Stat. 643.)

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4 USC Sec. 42 01/06/03

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TITLE 4 - FLAG AND SEAL, SEAT OF GOVERNMENT, AND THE STATES

CHAPTER 2 - THE SEAL

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Sec. 42. Same; custody and use of

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The Secretary of State shall have the custody and charge of such

seal. Except as provided by section 2902(a) of title 5, the seal

shall not be affixed to any instrument without the special warrant

of the President therefor.

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(July 30, 1947, ch. 389, 61 Stat. 643; Pub. L. 89-554, Sec. 2(a),

Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 608.)

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AMENDMENTS

1966 - Pub. L. 89-554 struck out provisions which required the

Secretary of State to make out and record, and to affix the seal

to, all civil commissions for officers of the United States

appointed by the President. See section 2902(a) of Title 5,

Government Organization and Employees.

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EX. ORD. NO. 10347. AFFIXING OF SEAL WITHOUT SPECIAL WARRANT

Ex. Ord. No. 10347, Apr. 18, 1952, 17 F.R. 3521, as amended by

Ex. Ord. No. 11354, May 23, 1967, 32 F.R. 7695; Ex. Ord. No. 11517,

Mar. 19, 1970, 35 F.R. 4937, provided:

By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 301 of title 3

of the United States Code (section 10, Public Law 248, approved

October 31, 1951, 65 Stat. 713), and as President of the United

States, I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of State to

affix the Seal of the United States, pursuant to section 42 of

title 4 of the United States Code (this section), without any

special warrant therefor, other than this order, to each document

included within any of the following classes of documents when such

document has been signed by the President and, in the case of any

such document to which the counter-signature of the Secretary of

State is required to be affixed, has been counter-signed by the

said Secretary:

1. Proclamations by the President of treaties, conventions,

protocols, or other international agreements.

2. Instruments of ratification of treaties.

3. Full powers to negotiate treaties and to exchange

ratifications.

4. Letters of credence and recall and other communications from

the President to heads of foreign governments.

5. Exequaturs issued to those foreign consular officers in the

United States whose commissions bear the signature of the chief of

state which they represent.

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