§ 34-12-4 Instruments executed by
diplomatic officials outside United States.
Every instrument requiring acknowledgment, executed without the limits of the
United States, concerning lands lying within this state, in which instrument
any ambassador, minister, charge d'affaires, consul general, vice-consul
general, consul, vice-consul, consular agent, commercial agent, of the United
States, or commissioner appointed by the governor of this state, shall be
grantor, may be executed in the presence of two (2) witnesses; and when so
executed, an official certificate under the hand and official seal of the
grantor that such instrument is his act and deed shall be equivalent to an
acknowledgment of such instrument in the manner required by law.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 202, § 10; G.L. 1909, ch. 253, § 10; G.L. 1923, ch. 297, § 10; G.L. 1938, ch. 435, § 9; G.L. 1956, § 34-12-4.)