notary public

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notary public

A person authorized by law to take oaths and witness signatures on documents. In some states, the notary must post a fidelity bond. In some states, notaries must keep complete logs of all documents notarized and the type of identification provided by the party signing the instrument.

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Fellow peace commissioner James Gough, McAuley's main supporter, says: "To be appointed a commissioner for oaths he needed six solicitors and six local and trusted business persons to verify his integrity and character.
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