U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Hall, 131 U.S. 50 (1889)
United States v. Hall
Argued April 9, 1889
Decided May 13, 1889
131 U.S. 50
CERTIFICATE OF DIVISION IN OPINION
FROM THE DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
The statutes of the United States confer upon notaries public no general authority to administer oaths.
No statute of the United States authorizes notaries public to administer an oath to a deputy surveyor of the United States in regard to the manner in which he fulfilled a contract for surveying public land.