§ 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.)