United States v. Curtis - 107 U.S. 671 (1883)
U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Curtis, 107 U.S. 671 (1883)
United States v. Curtis
Decided April 9, 1883
107 U.S. 671
An indictment for perjury against an officer of a national bank, for a willfully false declaration or statement in a report made under sect. 5211 of the Revised Statutes is bad if, prior to the passage of the Act of Feb. 26, 1881, c. 82, his oath verifying the report was taken before a notary public appointed by a state, as such a notary had at that time no authority under a law of the United States to administer the oath.
The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.