Reference numberNLB/5/1031
Alternative reference numberNLB/5 p413
TitleCopy of the Royal Society Chapter of Statutes XV regulating 'the Common Seal and Deeds'
DescriptionComprises of two paragraphs, under which Herbert Rix has included his signature to certify that it is a 'correct and complete copy' of the chapter of the Royal Society's statutes relating to the Society's Common Seal.

The first, notes that the Common Seal of the Society is to be kept in a locked box, the key for which will be in a sealed packet. The President should open the packet in Council, and at the meeting, the Seal will be replaced in the box, and the key again enclosed in a packet sealed with the President's private seal. Both the box and packet are to be kept in the Society's chambers in an iron safe.

The second states that every deed or writing to which the Seal is affixed, shall be passed and sealed in Council.
Access statusOpen
Related materialSee also NLB/5/1032 for a copy of the letter for which this chapter of the Society's Statutes was copied.
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