|180 Public Papers Of Governor Roosevelt|
before such commissioner proceed with all convenient speed.
GIVEN under my hand and the Privy Seal of the State at the Capitol in the city of Albany this fifth day of June in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred. [L.S]
By the Governor:
Matter of Kearney, Notary Public — Decision and Opinion
State of New York
In the Matter of the Charges preferred against John F. Kearney, notary public, by Seigbert G. Lewin — Decision and opinion
From the testimony it appears that the accused clearly violated the statute in charging more than the legal fees for notarial services rendered by him; but there were extenuating circumstances which must be considered. The complainant appeared long after what are generally accepted as business hours, and was persistent and insistent in securing the services of the accused, who was then in bed, and who at some personal discomfort complied with the request that he appear in his official capacity. The testimony of the complainant really shows that he was
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