The status of the Notaries public has to do with an officer of the law (or officer of the court) whose primary function is to bear witness to certain documentation. Historically, Notaries public (also called “notaries”, “notarial officers”, or “public notaries”) hold an office that can trace its origins back to the ancient Roman Republic, when they were called scribae (“scribes”), tabelliones forenses, or personae publicae [Black’s Law Dictionary 19th edition].
In other words, notaries were like minute-takers (note-takers) at official meetings. Over time, Notaries public rose in rank from being mere recorders of facts and judicial proceedings, copiers and transcribers… to a more learned profession prominent in private and public banking, transaction, commercial and title conveyance affairs.
The duties and functions of Notaries public are described in ‘Brooke’s Notary’ on page 19 in these terms:
“Generally speaking, a notary public may be described as an officer of the law whose public office and duty it is to draw, attest or certify under his/her official seal deeds and other documents, including wills or other testamentary documents, conveyances of real and personal property and powers of attorney; to authenticate such documents under his signature and official seal in such a manner as to render them acceptable, as proof of the matters attested by him, to the judicial or other public authorities in the country where they are to be used, whether by means of issuing a notarial certificate as to the due execution of such documents or by drawing them in the form of public instruments; to keep a protocol containing originals of all instruments which he makes in the public form and to issue authentic copies of such instruments; to administer oaths and declarations for use in proceedings to note or certify transactions relating to negotiable instruments, and to draw up protests or other formal papers relating to occurrences on the voyages of ships and their navigation as well as the carriage of cargo in ships.”
According to the ‘Notary’s Manual 1977’, The Office, page 5: no actual qualification of sex or legal position is required for one to be a notary. What matters, is age of maturity and an official appointment by a judge of senior standing. Thus, the Official Notary Public of First Republic Registrar foundation (FRRf) is appointed by a Senior Sovereign Judge of the Sovereign ICJ-ICC (International Court of Justice – International Criminal Court). As the ONP of FRRf, he also has the powers to appoint other notaries thereunder. But his natural qualification supersedes the normal legal assumptions of a notary at-law, inasmuch that he has accumulated over 10 years of experience as a scribe and drafter of a catalogue of legal documents including banking instrumentation (both private and public). His official appointment was made July 17th 2017.
Powers of the Notary
According to the publication: ‘A Manual for the use of Notaries public and Bankers’ by Bernard Roelker 1864, bankers and notaries are placed shoulder to shoulder as though having similar and/or equal powers. The Notaries public, therefore, is also considered to be a banker of the courts thus having the capacity to draft and authenticate negotiable instruments (bills of exchange, promissory note, letters of credit and the likes). In a similar capacity, a bank officer can be commissioned as a viable witness to attest certain documentation, i.e., authenticating the identity of a client by signing and sealing (stamping) a photocopy of his/her passport.
In any case, apart from the senior judges of any court (supreme or international), the Notary is considered the highest ranking officer of the court.
Certified Sovereign Underwriter
At FRRf, the Official Notary Public (ONP) is also an Official Certified Sovereign Underwriter (OCSU). He therefore has the capacity and power to underwrite Certificates of Sovereignty (for individuals, corporations and states), Allodial titles (for landed property and private transportation machinery), Trusts, Wills and Negotiable Instruments (debt notes as well as letters of credit). The OCSU is therefore a scribe in his own right. He is qualified by virtue of his ability to underwrite, perfect and authenticate the above by way of his own signature and official seal (stamp).
Whilst Notaries public of a specific Jurisdiction is appointed therein and is bound by the laws of his/her state, the OCSU and ONP of FRRf is universally domiciled and is only answerable, so to speak, to Private International Law such as the Uniform Commercial code (UCc) and other common Law Principia such as the universal provisions of the common Law Pure Trust (cLPT). As a universally domiciled authority, and since he is the official seal bearer of the Sovereign ICJ-ICC, his powers of authentication and authority are accepted and honoured anywhere in the world.
The Law of Nations
The OCSU of FRRf is an advocate for the Laws of Nature and strives to work within its parameters. He is also an author/scribe of many books that are narrated in line with natural law and reasoning. Furthermore, according to ‘The Laws of Nations’ by Joseph Chitty 1844: The Romans often confounded the Laws of Nations with the Laws of Nature, giving the name Jus gentium to “the laws of nations”. In other words, the Notary must use his natural reasoning capacity (i.e., his moral discretion) to determine whether an act or attempted act is in line with the Laws of Nature. Put another way, whatever the Notary officiates or authenticates becomes the Law of Nations, thus all worldly jurisdictions of law is automatically expected to accept and honour his signature and official seals. In this context, and especially the ONP of the Sovereign ICJ-ICC and OCSU of FRRf, the Notary is considered a law maker of Nations.
The Law of Nations is considered private-international common Law Principia (cLP) to the entire human family. The exigencies and private necessities of mankind have induced all nations to lay down certain rules of rightness and morality. In equity law, these ‘rules’ manifest in documented form as the maxims of equity. Therefore, a notary is at the very least expected to have a vast background knowledge, understanding and application of the Laws of Nature in order to officiate and authenticate that which will become the Laws of Nations. Thus, be rest assured, the qualification of the Notaries of FRRf far supersede the normal expectations of notaries at-law.
By Nebu Ka Ma’at/ ONP/ OCSU
H.E. HRH Lord Sir Paul-Anthony: Simons
Office of the Recorder and Proto-Notary