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Executive Order 10347--Providing for the affixing of the Seal of the United States to certain Presidential documents

Source: The provisions of Executive Order 10347 of Apr. 18, 1952, appear at 17 FR 3521, 3 CFR, 1949-1953 Comp., p. 870, unless otherwise noted.

By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 301 of title 3 of the United States Code (section 10, Public Law 248, approved October 31, 1951, 65 Stat. 713), and as President of the United States, I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States, pursuant to section 42 of title 4 of the United States Code, without any special warrant therefore, other than this order, to each document included within any of the following classes of documents when such document has been signed by the President and, in the case of any such document to which the counter-signature of the Secretary of State is required to be affixed, has been counter-signed by the said Secretary:

1. Proclamations by the President of treaties, conventions, protocols, or other international agreements.

[Para. 1 amended by Executive Order 11354 of May 23, 1967, 32 FR 7695, 3 CFR, 1966-1970 Comp., p. 652]

2. Instruments of ratification of treaties.

3. Full powers to negotiate treaties and to exchange ratifications.

4. Letters of credence and recall and other communications from the President to heads of foreign governments.

[Former para. 4 deleted and new para. 4 redesignated from para. 5 by Executive Order 11517 of Mar. 19, 1970, 35 FR 4937, 3 CFR, 1966-1970 Comp., p. 906]

5. Exequaturs issued to those foreign consular officers in the United States whose commissions bear the signature of the chief of state which they represent.

[New para. 5 redesignated from para. 6 by Executive Order 11517 of Mar. 19, 1970, 35 FR 4937, 3 CFR, 1966-1970 Comp., p. 906]